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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
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ANCHOR=Connie
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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...AN INFANT IS KILLED BY AN AIRBAG DURING A MINOR CAR ACCIDENT.
AND WHATEVER MODE YOU CHOOSE, HOLIDAY TRAVEL IS HEAVY FOR THE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND.
IT'S WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27TH- OUR TOP STORY
HE'S SPENDING THANKSGIVING BEHIND BARS, BUT WILL COACH ANDY WARD STILL BE EMPLOYED BY THE BOTETOURT COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM? ))
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p-Ward


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 96-83 NETK
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Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
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Ward hasn't been back in class since he was sentenced to jail for traffic violations two days ago.
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He was sentenced to two weeks in jail for speeding, and for driving with a license that was restricted because of two drunk driving charges.
The assistant Superintendent tells us Ward is still employed with the school system, but won't say if he's been suspended.
Teachers at Lord Botetourt have been holding classroom discussions about the incident.
One student told us what her classmates are saying.
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((AMANDA NICHOLS/LORD BOTETOURT JUNIOR; HOW IT'S UNFAIR, THAT THEY JUST SAY THE BAD THINGS ABOUT HIM, AND HE HAD GOOD THINGS ABOUT HIM, BUT WE DON'T LIKE WHAT HE DID, BUT WE LIKE HIM AS A PERSON.))
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Nichols says most of the students she knows think Ward should keep teaching and coaching.
Ward will serve part of his jail sentence this weekend.

P-Holiday


ANCHOR=Connie
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Thanksgiving Eve traditionally marks the heaviest day for Holiday travelling, with predictions of a record 32-million travelers taking to the roads, skies and rails this weekend.
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((BEWARE AND GET THERE EARLY! EVERYBODY'S SICK, EVERYBODY'S TIRED, IT SEEMS LIKE THERE'S ALWAYS DELAYED FLIGHTS AND YOU JUST EXPECT THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE A LOT HARDER ))
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Airport officials are reminding passengers to carry photo I-D's, and leave packages unwrapped-- or loosely wrapped.
Sunday travel is also expected to be very heavy this year.
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-37
GRAPHIC=holiday travel


By far MOTORISTS make up the majority of holiday travelers--
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Scott Prince has been checking out the traffic flow tonight and he joins us from Salem.
Scott, has it been crowded out on the interstate?
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-89 NET-H
GRAPHIC=Bosnia


An Army Reserve Unit here in the Roanoke Valley is among the latest to be placed on alert for possible duty in Bosnia.
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The 110 members of the 21-74th Garrison Support Unit are based at the Salem Reserve Center.
The unit has been notified to begin making preparations for the mission, but an army spokesman says that does NOT mean the soldiers will definitely be called up.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Bosnia


The Pentagon says some troops will begin moving out after Christmas.
And by mid-March, it expects to deploy a full 85- hundred soldiers.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 Primetime--
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It's tax day for some native American Indian tribes-- but they aren't filing forms-- we'll explain when we come back..
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WEFC!!!
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-86 NET-J
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Radford fire department sources say a firefighter's alleged drug use may have been a public safety concern for years.
The question is, how long did city officials know about it?
Yesterday, Tommy Long was fired.
Last week he was charged with driving under the influence of drugs when the fire engine he was driving hit a parked police car.
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Several sources who did not wish to be identified said Long's termination is overdue.
Fire chief Martin Roberts says there's been only one other incident in the three year's HE'S been chief.
Last spring he wrote Long a letter telling him to straighten up or he'd be fired-
He says there were no other problems until the accident last Thursday.
State police say Long admitted he had taken prescription medication.
At the accident scene, Roberts said he could tell Long was impaired when he signed in.
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((MARTIN LONG/RADFORD FIRE CHIEF: I DO NOT REMEMBER MAKING ANY COMMENT LIKE THAT AT ALL. QUESTION: IF YOU COULD TELL HE HAD SOME SORT OF PROBLEM WOULD HAVE LET HIM DRIVE? LONG: NO, IF I HAD KNOWN HE HAD A PROBLEM I WOULD NOT HAVE HAD HIM DRIVE. I WOULD NOT HAVE HAD HIM ON DUTY. ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Mayor Tom Starnes says city council was told of another situation involving alcohol in the 1980's.

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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-38
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Fire heavily damaged a Lynchburg home this afternoon and investigators say a baseboard heater may be to blame.
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A man renting at 102 Warfield Road reported the fire around 12:30.
Rex Sigmon told authorities he turned on the heat, took a shower and came back to find the den in flames.
It took crews about a half hour to bring the blaze under control.
One firefighter was taken to the hospital with a minor hand injury.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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TAPE#596-45

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In Bedford County, fire damaged a barn this afternoon.
The blaze broke out just after 1:30 at Danny Simmons' farm off Route 24 near Staunton River High School.
The building and several hundred bales of hay were ruined- totalling about three-thousand dollars damage.
No word on what caused that fire.
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P-EPA-Allen


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Governor Allen will be going over stricter new air quality standards from the EPA with a fine- toothed comb.
Allen is usually combative over EPA regulations he maintains are counterproductive to jobs and industry.
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So far the Governor has more questions than criticisms of the new air pollution standards.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WHICH COUNTIES AND CITIES IN VIRGINIA WOULD BE DEEMED TO BE A NON-ATTAINMENT AREA, BECAUSE OF THE NEW GOAL POST OR THE NEW HEIGHTH OF THE BAR THAT IS BEING DETERMINED BY EPA APPARENTLY IN THIS SITUATION. THERE ARE THOSE WHICH CLEARLY HAVE, FOR EXAMPLE THE ROANOKE AREA, AND NOT JUST ROANOKE CITY, BUT THE ROANOKE VALLEY AREA. THERE'S SOME THAT EVEN HAVE WYTHE COUNTY BELIEVE IT OR NOT.))
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Hampton Roads and Richmond have finally met EPA's current regulations and are awaiting re-designation for having cleaned up their air.

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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-36
GRAPHIC=allen


Earlier in the day, the governor accepted annual taxes from two of Virginia's eight native American tribes.
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Every year, the Mattaponi (matta-poh-NYE) and Pamunkey (pa-MUN-kee) Indians hand over various game and handicrafts to the Governor the day before Thanksgiving.
This year is the three-hundred-50th anniversary of the original treaty.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: NOW THIS TREATY ORIGINALLY SAID THAT IN EXCHANGE FOR PROTECTION THAT THE TRIBES WOULD IN EXCHANGE PAY 20 BEAVER PELTS WHICH WERE TO BE PAID AT THE GOING OF THE GEESE YEARLY. NOW I SEE YOU ACTUALLY BROUGHT SOME BEAVER PELTS. I HADN'T --.WELL THAT'S GREAT.))
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As well as admiring the beaver pelts and a number of personal gifts to the Allen family, the Governor reminded the Indians he named a state office building after Pocahontas this year.
Mattaponi (matta-poh-NYE) Chief "Little Eagle" Custalow and his family are descendants of Pocahontas.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Tonight on PRimetime sports-- Mike Stevens continues the countdown to the Hoos and Hokies kickoff.
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But first--the Mill MOuntain Star is burning red for the next couple of days-- as a reminder not to drink and drive.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Red-Star


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#596-46
GRAPHIC=drunk driving


You may have noticed Roanoke's Mill Mountain star is burning red tonight--
It signifies a fatality in a drunk driving related accident.
Donald Ray Fuller of Glade Hill died Sunday from injuries he suffered in an accident on November 15th.
Fuller was a passenger in a pickup truck, when the vehicle ran off the road on Route 40 in Franklin County.
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State police say alcohol was involved in the accident.
The star will burn red for 48 hours--following any drug or alcohol related traffic death in our area.
The campaign strives to bring attention to the dangers of drinking and driving.
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
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Apparently, when it comes to Thanksgiving tradition-- most people would rather gobble at the table, than gab on the phone.
A-T-and-T says the holiday with the most TRAVEL ranks dead last when it comes to long-distance calls.
Still, nearly 87- million calls were made last Thanksgiving. toss to robin Forecasts
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P-Airbag-Death


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=airbag safety


We've heard quite a bit in recent weeks about the dangers of air bags.
Now, a report from Boise, Idaho has many parents worried--
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following the death of a one-year-old-- decapitated by an air bag.
The baby girl was in a child seat when the accident occurred last night-- it was a parking-lot fender bender.
The only damage to the car was a broken headlight and side window.
The airbag was released into the baby's face with a force of 200 miles an hour.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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It's another reminder that the best place for your child is in the back seat.

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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
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Now, for our video of the day....we've got some video... of video.
You'll see what we mean, with this new exhibit sponsored by the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
Patrick Evans visited VIDEOTOPIA, in the old Brendle's at Tanglewood Mall.
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We're talking about videotopia it is a history of video games that goes all the way back to the very beginning.
You might remember some of the earliest games like Tank, where you had a couple of tanks and you just got to fire a couple of times.
Not exciting graphics, certainly nothing along the magnitude of what we have today some people think PONG was the very first video game. It was not. It was something called Computer Space. This goes all the way back to 1971, it's this beauiful green machine. Keith Finestone is the curator-- the creator of this entire exhibit.
Tell me first, why did you decide to do a history of video games?
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((I FOUND THAT VIDEO GAMES WEREN'T BEING PRESERVED, AND ALSO FOR AN ENTIRE GENERATION OF AMERICANS, THIS IS THE WAY WE PACED OUR LIVES. IN THE SAME WAY THAT ROCK AND ROLL TOUCHED A GENERATION OF PEOPLE, VIDEO GAMES TOUCHED A GENERATION OF PEOPLE. AND ASTEROIDS, PACK MAN, SPACE INVADERS-- THEY'RE ALL BACK HERE WITH THE NEW GAMES AS WELL. ))
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It's a lot of fun, it costs you two dollars to get in and you do get free tokens with that.
Keith, thank you very much, we've enjoyed our stay.
And actually you can continue to play, test your knowledge of video games--you win free tokens with that, you can stay all day.
I'm Patrick Evans, News 7 Primetime.))

SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10m
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-21
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Coming up tonight on PrimeTime sports, Friday's UVa-Tech battle could be a defensive struggle.
And VMI's Thomas Haskins adds to some hardward to his trophy case,
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But first, the University of North Carolina has extended the contract of head football coach Mack Brown through the end of the year 2001.
The recently named ACC coach of the year has led the Heels to five straight bowls.
Now your scores.
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SP-Cavs


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA LOGO


The Virginia Cavaliers are getting ready to battle second ranked Kansas in the finals of the Maui Invitational in Hawaii.
So far, the Cavs haven't even been challenged in the tournament rolling to wins over both South Carolina and U-Mass.
The game tips-off at 10:30.

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ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF96-2
GRAPHIC=Tech/UVa


Virginia's comeback win over North Carolina is responsible for putting the team in the Carquest, but Steve Mason says it's the Cavs defense that will have to carry UVa past Virginia Tech this Friday.
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((Against Miami, the Hokies gave up only 7 points.
Against West Virginia, only 14. Cornell Brown had 3 sacks and 10 tackles. In the last 2 years UVa has lost to tech; the All American has had huge days, amassing 4 sacks and 20 tackles.
((WALT DEREY:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((TODD WHITE:)) Last year, Druckenmiller tosses 2 touchdown passes in Tech's 4th quarter 22 point rally that led to a 36-29 victory. ((RONDE BARBER:)) ((GEORGE WELSH:))
UVa has had recent success against top rated quarterbacks. UNC's Chris Keldorf came into the UVa game with 22 TD's and just 3 INT's. Virginia intercepted him twice, the ladder sparked UVa's win, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
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And don't forget to join News 7 sports over on WDBJ for LIVE coverage of the game at 2:30 on Friday, and also be sure to grab a seat for our LIVE half hour pregame show originating for Lane Stadium Friday at two.
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ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-24
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And finally tonight, another big award for VMI's Thomas Haskins.
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The VMI running machine has been named the Southern Conference's offensive player of the year.
Haskins is the NCAA's all-time career rushing leader with 5,349 yards.
This season he rushed for just under 17 hundred yards and averaged 155 yards a game.
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BYE


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
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on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7. Have a good Thanksgiving. That's it for us on News-7 Primetime, you can catch more news in 30- minutes