06:00-01

Headlines

ANCHOR=Melanie
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VO-NAT


Ahead on News 7 Mornin, say goodbye to a Las Vegas landmark.
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And some elderly residents in Clifton Forge will soon be looking for a new home.

Nursing-Home


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 96-93)
GRAPHIC=Shenandoah Manor


State officials say Shenandoah Manor did not pass muster with the health department, so residents must move on.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;


Nursing home officials are filing an appeal to keep the facility's medicaid funding.
But some believe it's too late.
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SOT 3:16:46
IN Q=They have not been

((KEVIN MCCULLOUGH/LEAGUE OF OLDER AMERICANS: THEY HAVE NOT BEEN IN SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE FOR THE PAST 180 DAYS AND I THINK IT WOULD CERTAINLY BE A HERCULEAN EFFORT ON THEIR PART TO COME INTO COMPLIANCE IN SUCH A SHORT TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Kevin McCullough/League of Older Americans;
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OUT Q=such a short time
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, those who have relatives in the nursing home say they don't want them to have to move.
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SOT 2:56:26
IN Q=As far as I

((DAVE MANN: AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, THEY'RE ONE OF THE BEST OUT OF THE THREE NURSING HOMES IN THIS IMMEDIATE COMMUNITY. AND THEY ALSO HAVE THE BEST STAFF. THEY HAVE THE MOST LOVING AND CARING STAFF. ))
SUPER=07-Dave Mann;
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OUT Q=loving and caring staff
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VO-NAT


As things stand now, relocation will begin for the remaining nursing home residents around December third.
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Ward


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net (edit of 96-97)
GRAPHIC=Ward


Lord Botetourt High School's football coach will spend Christmas in jail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Moneta/November 15;


Andy Ward pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two weeks in jail for speeding and driving with a suspended license.
He was on probation when a Botetourt County officer clocked him traveling 90 miles an hour on highway 4-60 in August.
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SOT 2:00:03
IN Q=there was a dui

((JOEL BRANSCOM/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THERE WAS A DUI THAT HE HAD A SUSPENDED LICENSE ON, AND HE WAS DRIVING AGAIN, I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS PLUS THE DRIVING, UP AT 90 MILES AN HOUR, IT JUST ELEVATED THE SITUATION THAT I THOUGHT THERE HAD TO BE JAIL TIME))
SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Commonwealth's Attorney;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=had to be jail time
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fincastle;


So far Ward's status as coach has not changed.
School officials say they have not talked to him yet, and can not comment further.
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TRAIN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Every moving railroad bridge in the U-S will soon get a major checkup.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Secaucus, NJ;


The move follows Saturday's Amtrak train derailment in New Jersey that injured 36 people.
The accident also paralyzed a key segment of the Northeast corridor.
A preliminary investigation blames the derailment on the bridge rails not being properly aligned with the rails on land.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


The Federal Railroad Administration says by the end of the year inspectors will have checked for problems at some 200 bridges nationwide.

demolition


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


A Las Vegas landmark has gone out with a bang.
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SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;
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OUT Q=(implosion)
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VO-NAT


The Sands Hotel was demolished this morning to make way for a new, two billion dollar resort.
The Sands opened in 19-52.
It featured such top entertainers as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Junior, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford -- better known as the Rat Pack.
Construction on the new six-thousand room resort will begin next year and open for business in 19-99.
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Virginia-Transformer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=New Jobs


New jobs are on their way to a company in Salem.
One year after announcing plans to build a factory in Mexico, Virginia Transformer is HIRING 50 new people HERE.
The expansion will focus on new business in Asia and South America.
The majority of the positions are in manufacturing, with about 15 jobs in engineering and other professional positions.

Reynolds


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode


Congressman-elect Virgil Goode's resignation from the state Senate seat has jumped started the race to replace him.
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VO-NAT


Rocky Mount Republican Allen Dudley and Henry County Democrat Roscoe Reynolds both scheduled 250-dollar a head fundraisers in Richmond yesterday to run for Goode's seat.
SUPER=03-Richmond


Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer co-hosted Reynolds' fundraiser, but did NOT attend after announcing a stance last week supporting some F-D-A regulation of tobacco.
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IN Q=I think

((ROSCOE REYNOLDS D-HENRY COUNTY: I THINK BEYER'S DEAD WRONG. I THINK PRESIDENT CLINTON'S DEAD WRONG. FARMERS AND AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRIES ARE HAVING A TOUGH ENOUGH TIME WITHOUT INTERVENTION BY THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF--FDA, THE DRUG ADMINISTRATION. ))
SUPER=@Reynolds; QUICK
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OUT Q=administration.
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VO-NAT


While Reynolds extricated himself from the association with Beyer, Virgil Goode's congressional seat was assured by the State Board of Elections.
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Chapman


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Radford teenager allegedly shot a man in the back of the head as the victim lay dozing in the passenger seat of a van.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


19- year- old Derrick Chapman is charged with first degree murder.
Yesterday a witness, 19- year- old Jeremy (AL-muh-rode) Almarode testified he was driving the van when he heard a gun go off.
When he stopped, Almarode says Chapman got out of the back seat and dragged the body of 21- year- old Anthony Keith Rempson into the grass.
The defense claims Chapman is innocent.
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IN Q=I do not believe...

(( ))
SUPER=01-Bev Davis/Chapman's Lawyer;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=shown that way
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VO-NAT


Prosecutors say with only three people in the van at the time, Chapman is the only logical suspect.
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IN Q=It would've

(( ))
SUPER=01-Doug Shroder/Assistant Pulaski Co. Prosecutor;
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OUT Q=wasn't the triggerman.
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VO-NAT


The judge forwarded the charge against Chapman to a grand jury.
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L'Burg-Legionnaires


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires


The central Virginia man who contracted Legionnaires disease last month has died from complications related to the virus.
The patient, whose identity has been withheld at the request of his family, passed away late Thursday night.
Health officials say this was an isolated case of Legionnaires and was NOT related to the recent outbreak in Christiansburg. 2-HEADLINES
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ANCHOR=Melanie
Here's a look at today's top stories. (----------------)
VO-NAT


The judge in the O-J Simpson's civil trial says he's dismissing a juror for alleged misconduct.
The action falls on Simpson's third day on the witness stand.
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VO-NAT


A Botetourt High school coach has been sentenced to 14 days in jail for driving with a suspended license.
The suspension was the result of two D-U-I convictions.
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VO-NAT


And a little space drama for Columbia astronauts.
With precision flying they successfully retrieved a satellite and avoided being rear-ended by another satellite.
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And thats what's making news on this Tuesday the 26th of November.
ANCHOR=Beth


SIMPSON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=simpson


A white female juror in O.J. Simpson's civil trial is being dismissed today for alleged misconduct.
Two alternates were dismissed earlier in the trial, but it'll be the first time a regular juror has been let go.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;


Meantime, Simpson will take the stand again today.
In questioning by a plaintiffs' lawyer yesterday Simpson had no answer for how the blood of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman may have gotten into his Bronco.
Simpson also claimed a photo of him wearing shoes matching the ones allegedly worn by the killer is a fraud.
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SPY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


The release of an American detained as a spy in North Korea has hit a snag.
U-S officials say the release of Evan Hunziker (HUHN'-zih-kur) is being delayed until at least Wednesday.
New Mexico Congressman Bill Richardson was scheduled to bring Hunziker to Tokyo today.
Hunziker was arrested and charged with spying when he crossed from China into North Korea in late August.

CLINTON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President clinton heads home today after a twenty-four hour stop in Thailand.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bangkok, Thailand;

4;00:00
Yesterday the President and first lady paid a visit to that country's King.
One aid described the stop in Thailand as a feel good visit with the signing of a minor tax treaty as the only official business.
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KESSLER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The man described as the most aggressive head of the Food and Drug Administration ever, is stepping down.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Doctor David Kessler says that after running the F-D-A for six years he's accomplished what he had hoped for-- and now wants to return to private life.
Kessler led the push to regulate tobacco urging that nicotine be treated as a drug.
He also spear-headed programs to improve food labels and speed up the drug approval process.
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shuttle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=shuttle


In space today, the astronauts aboard "Columbia" have successfully completed what was billed as a dangerous maneuver.
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VO-NAT


Zipping along at more than seventeen-thousand miles per hour.. the crew used the mechanical arm to grab a satellite.
This, as a second satellite, a space telescope, gained ground on the shuttle and threatened to rear end it.
That space telescope will be retrieved early next month.
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WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Winter weather across the U-S has turned deadly.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Aberdeen, SD;

4:16:50
In the midwest, dangerous driving conditions caused by rain, sleet and snow are blamed for at least 12 deaths.
And at least one death is being blamed on hypothermia.
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Crash-Survivors


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Two men who survived the Ethiopian airliner crash may not be hijackers after all.
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VO-NAT from 04 newswrap


The government of the (kuh-MAH'-rohs) Comoros Islands now says the men were misidentified as hijackers of the jet that crash landed in the Indian Ocean.
The development apparently means that all three hijackers died in the crash.
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Carilion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=Carilion


A quiet union campaign began recently among workers at one of the largest employers in our area.
Len Besthoff reports up until now, no employees would discuss it.
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SUPER=01-Lisa Vautrot/Carilion Cardiac Nurse; :25
SUPER=@Len1; :51
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OUT Q=LB, News-7.


(( For the first time a Carilion Health System employee is speaking publicly about the union effort at Roanoke Memorial and Community hospitals.
Lisa Vautrot, a cardiac nurse at RMH, is trying to unionize fellow nurses.
She says a system wide reorganization has nursing assistants handling work traditionally performed by licensed nurses, while licensed nurses are taking on heavier patient loads.
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SOT 15:23:00
IN Q=I've seen

((LISA VAUTROT/CARILION CARDIAC NURSE: I'VE SEEN PEOPLE JUST FALL APART ON A WEEKLY BASIS PRETTY MUCH.))
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OUT Q=pretty much.


Carilion won't comment on camera, but since the union campaign became common knowledge, it announced it's reassessing the pace of the change at its hospitals.
Though it didn't connect this decision to the union drive.
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SOT 15:27:11
IN Q=My personal

((LISA VAUTROT/CARILION CARDIAC NURSE: MY PERSONAL OPINION IS THAT IT'S JUST A STOPGAP MEASURE TO CALM PEOPLE DOWN AND HOPEFULLY GET RID OF THE UNION THREAT.))
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((Nurses expect that within a month they'll be able to petition the National Labor Relations Board so they can have a union election. Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
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First-Colonial


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


First Colony Corporation stockholders have formally approved selling their company to General Electric Capital Corporation for one-point-eight billion dollars in cash.
The sale will take effect December first.
G-E Capital plans no major changes in First Colony's staffing or direction.
First Colony employs about 950 people at its main office in Lynchburg.
First Colony's main lines of business are term life insurance, annuities for retirement and annuities set up as part of legal settlements.


p-ward


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#596-32
GRAPHIC=ward


The football coach at Lord Botetourt County High School will be spending some time behind bars.
Andy Ward will serve a total of 14 days, two this weekend, the rest over the Christmas holiday.
Earlier this year Ward was twice convicted of D-U-I-- in Botetourt County, and in Roanoke...
At that time Ward's license was suspended, and so was his jail sentence.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Moneta/November 15;


But it was speed that landed Ward in trouble, this time.
In August, a deputy clocked him doing 90 on Route 4-60... he was driving with a suspended license.
Yesterday he pleaded guilty.
The Commonwealth's attorney asked the judge to send Ward to jail.
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SOT 2:00:03
IN Q=there was a dui

((JOEL BRANSCOM/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THERE WAS A DUI THAT HE HAD A SUSPENDED LICENSE ON, AND HE WAS DRIVING AGAIN, I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS. PLUS THE DRIVING, UP AT 90 MILES AN HOUR, IT JUST ELEVATED THE SITUATION THAT I THOUGHT THERE HAD TO BE JAIL TIME))
SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Commonwealth's Attorney;
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OUT Q=had to be jail time
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VO-NAT


Neither Ward nor his attorney had any comment.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The Assistant Principal at Lord Botetourt highschool says he was not aware of Ward's past convictions, or of yesterday's trial.
He said Ward simply asked for the day off.
So far Ward's status as coach has not changed.

Tech-Brawl


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-100
GRAPHIC=Tech


Whistle blowing continues OFF the field- this time in MONTGOMERY County Circuit Court.
Trial dates were set yesterday for eight current Virginia Tech football players and one former Hokie.
Most of them face assault charges.
SS=Legal Scales


They're accused of beating up 2 members of the track team outside the Squires Student Center last August.
But 2 football players also face felony offenses.
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VO-NAT


Angelo Harrison is charged with attempted malicious wounding in connection with the fight.
In an unrelated incident, Brad Baylor is charged with abduction.
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Their attorney entered not guilty pleas for both of them.
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IN Q=9:53:21

((MARC LONG/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: WE PLED NOT GUILTY BECAUSE I BELIEVE THE ARE NOT GUILTY. I BELIEVE THE FACTS WILL PROVE THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Marc Long/Defense Attorney;
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Three of the players received court appointed attorneys.
Nine separate trials will be held throughout the first four months of next year.

Shenandoah-Manor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=Shenandoah Manor


Residents of a Clifton Forge nursing home will be forced to spend their days just before Christmas packing up and moving out.
Last night, their families told state officials they do not want that to happen.
Kimberly McBroom has more.
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SUPER=07-Dave Mann; :08
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SUPER=01-Kevin McCullough/League of Older Americans; :39
SUPER=07-Virginia Smith; 1:02
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(( The holiday may be Thursday, but many relatives of those having to leave Shenandoah Manor aren't feeling very thankful.
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SOT 2:57:50

((DAVE MANN: I THINK THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN IN A FINANCIAL BIND FOR TWO OR THREE YEARS AND I THINK THE STATE IS PICKING ON THEM. I THINK THEY HAVE BEEN PICKING ON THEM AND NOW IT'S COME DOWN TO THEY'RE GOING TO TAKE THEIR MEDICAID AWAY FROM THEM. ))
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Mann is one of several outspoken family members who praised the nursing home's treatment of patients-- and say don't want to see the elderly residents uprooted.
Meanwhile, state officials explained that the facility didn't pass muster with the health department-- and residents will have to find another place to live by December 22nd.
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SOT 3:18:08

((KEVIN MCCULLOUGH/LEAGUE OF OLDER AMERICANS: I DON'T THINK THIS COULD COME AT A WORST TIME. CERTAINLY, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMASTIME TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE TO MOVE A LOVED ONE AND TO BE THE PERSON HAVING TO MOVE TO ANOTHER FACILITY-- THIS REALLY IS A TERRIBLE TIME TO DO IT. ))
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Among the alternatives for residents-- move to another nursing home, or receive adult day care.
But neither is a desirable substitute for those who place their utmost trust in Shenandoah Manor.
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SOT 2:58:58

((VIRGINIA SMITH: IF SHENANDOAH EVER COMES BACK TO WHERE THEY'LL ACCEPT MEDICAID PATIENTS AGAIN, I WILL DEFINITELY BE THE FIRST ONE TO BRING HIM BACK BECAUSE I JUST FEEL LIKE THEY'VE GOT THE LOVE AND THE CARE THERE. ))
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SOT 3:32:46

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: SHENANDOAH MANOR IS WORKING ON AN APPEAL TO KEEP ITS MEDICAID CERTIFICATION. BUT AS THINGS STAND NOW, RELOCATION WILL BEGIN FOR THE REMAINING NURSING HOME RESIDENTS AROUND DECEMBER THIRD. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, CLIFTON FORGE. ))
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L'burg-Death


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=NONE


Lynchburg authorities are still looking into how a city man died and his wife ended up in the hospital this weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Saturday;


A neighbor found 87- year- old Edward M. Wright dead and his wife unconscious in their Chickasaw Road home Saturday morning.
86- year- old Maureen Wright remains hospitalized in serious condition.
A medical examiner says Edward Wright had cancer but an autopsy did NOT indicate a possible cause of death.
Police say the possibility of a murder and attempted suicide is just one theory they're pursuing.
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P-Saul


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#596-35
GRAPHIC=saul


A 20- year- old made a deal in court yesterday that will save his own life.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Christopher James Saul pled "no contest" to the first- degree murder and robbery of a Roanoke County auto mechanic.
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IN Q=The court finds

(( ))
SUPER=01-Judge Roy Willett/Roanoke Co. Circuit Court;
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OUT Q=reasonable doubt.
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VO-NAT


The evidence: Saul's car was in the shop over the New Year's weekend, and he was desperate to find a ride.
He stole Christopher Wilson's '86 Chrysler and beat him to death with a crescent wrench and a jackstand taken from Brambleton Imports where Wilson worked.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Saul faces life in prison when he's sentenced in January.

Food-Bank


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving


Area food banks are running short of turkeys this year.
They're having trouble meeting the needs of the poor this Thanksgiving.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


In Lynchburg, they've received less than half the usual number of donated turkeys this year.
Food bank officials say suppliers are not overproducing, cutting back on the number of donated birds.
That means area churches and non-profit agencies could have trouble filling their tables on Thursday.
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SOT 1:44:58
IN Q=It's going to

((SHARON CASH/LYNCHBURG AREA FOOD BANK: IT'S GOING TO MEAN THAT THEY WON'T HAVE THE TRADITIONAL TURKEY, BUT WE HAVE THE VENISON, THAT'S COMING IN REAL REGULAR AND HEAVY RIGHT NOW, SO WE'RE HOPING MAYBE TO SUPPLEMENT THE TABLES WITH THE VENISON PRODUCT. ))
SUPER=01-Sharon Cash/Lynchburg Area Food Bank;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=the venison product.
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VO-NAT


Cash says more than 12 thousand pounds of venison has been donated to the Lynchburg food bank through the Hunters for the Hungry program.
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2-Virginia-Transformer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=New Jobs


When you hear about a company opening a plant in Mexico, it could mean jobs are leaving your town.
But not at Virginia Transformer in Salem.
One year after announcing plans to build a factory south of the border, Virginia Transformer is HIRING 50 new people HERE.
The expansion will focus on new business in Asia and South America.
The majority of the positions are in manufacturing, with about 15 jobs in engineering and other professional positions.

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=nfl


Mike Tomczak's (TAHM'-zaks) 20-yard touchdown pass to Ernie Mills with two-ten remaining gave Pittsburgh a 24-to-17 win at Miami.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-NFL-ABC Sports;


Tim Lester scored the Steelers' first touchdown on an option from Kordell Stewart, whose T-D run brought the score to 17-14 before Joe Nedney drilled a game-tying field goal.
The win allows Denver to become the first team to clinch a playoff berth.
For all of last night's scores let's check the boards.
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