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ANCHOR=Beth
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VO-NAT


Ahead on News 7 Mornin, Sources in the Radford Fire department say the
dismissal of a firefighter was overdue. (----------------)


And it's still unclear whether Lord Botetourt High School's coach will return to school after spending some time in jail.

Fatal-Ax


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A car crash took the life of a Galax woman.
Police say 34- year- old- Vivian Lynn Nichols was driving down route 58 yesterday when she failed to stop at a stop sign and hit another vehicle.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Radford-Firefighter


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some past and present Radford fire department sources say a firefighter's alleged drug use may have been a public safety concern for years.
Tommy Long was charged with driving under the influence of drugs last Thursday, after the fire engine he was driving hit a parked police car.
Tuesday he was fired.
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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 only been one other incident in the three year's HE'S been chief.
He wrote Long a letter last Spring 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, and that Roberts remarked at the accident scene that he could tell Long was quote "snockered."
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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=Beth
SS=NONE


Mayor Tom Starnes says city council was told of another situation involving alcohol in the 19-80's.

Ward


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 96-83
GRAPHIC=Andrew Ward


Lord Botetourt High School Coach Andy Ward has NOT been back in class since he was sentenced to jail for traffic violations three days ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Ward got a two week jail sentence 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 will not say if he's been suspended.
Teachers at Lord Botetourt have been holding classroom discussion 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=Beth
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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.

AA


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Legislation that ends affirmative action based on race or gender in California is on hold by a federal court order.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;


Yesterday afternoon students rallied after a judge issued a temporary restraining order on California's Proposition 2-0-9. That prevents it from going into effect for now.
It's a temporary victory for civil rights organizations which predicted that the courts would block the measure.
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Danville-Bodies


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Police say an elderly couple found shot to death in their Danville home had been there for about a week.
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VO-NAT


The bodies of Jesse and Elizabeth Kendrick were discovered Tuesday morning inside their Springfield Road condominium.
SUPER=03-Danville/Tuesday;


A state medical examiner says they'd both been shot in the head.
The Kendricks' daughter was apparently in town for Thanksgiving and notified police after she could not get anyone to the door.
Authorities are following up on several leads but have not made an arrest.
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2-Bosnia-Unit


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=Bosnia


Some local troops may be heading out to 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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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


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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Ritalin


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


Police have filed charges against three Bedford Middle School eighth-graders for possessing or distributing the prescription stimulant Ritalin.
Two 13- year- old boys face charges of Ritalin distribution and a 14- year- old faces a charge of Ritalin possession.
Police say the three, along with a fourth boy, also were suspended from school last week.
School officials say one of the boys had a prescription for the drug and brought it to school.
Authorities say the boys were planning to distribute the drug.

L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=Fire


A family of six is homeless this morning after their Lynchburg house went up in flames.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


The blaze at 102 Warfield Road was called in around 12:30.
Smoke and flames already were pouring from the single- story brick ranch by the time firefighters arrived.
Crews say the fire appeared to have had a good head start.
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((CAPT. ED JONES/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: SO THE FIRE HAD PROGRESSED PRETTY RAPIDLY WITHIN THE STRUCTURE ALONG THE LEFT END OF THE HOUSE. WHEN THE CREWS GOT HERE THEY TRIED TO MAKE AN INTERIOR ATTACK TO KEEP IT CONTAINED TO THE LEFT SIDE WHICH THEY DID AND WERE SUCCESSFUL AT THAT.))
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VO-NAT


One firefighter suffered a minor injury to his hand while battling the blaze.
The father of the family renting the home was treated for smoke inhalation at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Debris left near a baseboard heater may be to blame.
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Barn-Fire


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Fire destroyed a hay barn in Bedford County yesterday.
The fire started at about 1:30 in a field off Route 24 near Staunton River High School.
Owner Danny Simmons lost dozens of bales of hay; officials estimated his loss at about 3-thousand dollars.
No word on what might have started the fire.
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EPA-Allen


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=Allen


Governor Allen is not happy with proposed E-P-A regulations.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But the man who's fought federal air standards repeatedly in court is willing to look at new, stricter standards.
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IN Q=Which counties

((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 HEIGHT 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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TALENT= Beth
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Hampton Roads and Richmond have finally met E-P-A's current regulations and are awaiting re-designation for cleaning up their air. 2-HEADLINES
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ANCHOR=Beth
Here's a look at today's top stories. (----------------)
VO-NAT


An army reserve unit in the Roanoke Valley is among the latest to be on alert of possible duty in Bosnia.
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VO-NAT


Federal courts have temporarily blocked a California measure that ends affirmative action based on race or gender.
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VO-NAT


A Philadelphia man, accused of meeting a 13- year- old Chicago area girl on the internet and sexually abusing her, is being held in a psychiatric ward until his trial.
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ANCHOR=Beth


That's what is making news on this Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th. Stay with us, there's more News 7 Mornin' ahead!

Affirmative-Action


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Federal Courts have blocked California's Proposition 2-0-9.
Proposition 2-0-9 ends affirmative action based on racial or gender preferences.
Yesterday afternoon, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order.
It's a victory for civil rights organizations, but for those who want to abolish state affirmative action programs, the ruling is just round one.
(TWEE-VOO) Thuy Vu reports. 4na 026
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Berkeley, CA; :55
SUPER=01-Thomas Hope/Proposition 209 Supporter; 1:32
SUPER=01-Maria Ramiu/Proposition 209 Opponent; 1:42
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Internet-Sex


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Federal authorities say a 30- year old- man from a Philadelphia suburb used the computer internet to meet, then sexually abuse a 13- year- old Chicago area girl.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;


Yesterday, the accused abuser was in a Chicago courtroom where his bond was cancelled.
Federal prosecutors won a motion to have the accused locked up in a Chicago psychiatric ward until his day in court.
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Explosion


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Peruvian police say six people are dead and at least seven are seriously injured
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lima, Peru;

from a fireworks factory explosion in a Lima shantytown.
Police say a spark apparently started the deadly blaze which was still burning last night.
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Clinton


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton is spending Thanksgiving at Camp David.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


He boarded Marine One with First Lady Hillary and his daughter Chelsea. The Clintons will return to Washington Sunday night.
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Bosnia-Unit


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-89
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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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


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=Beth
SS=hold


The Pentagon says some troops will begin moving out after Christmas. And by mid-March, it expects to deploy a full 85- hundred soldiers.

Prisoner


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


A prisoner who was raped by his cellmate does not have a claim against the warden of Augusta Correctional Center.
William Dixon said he was raped in May 1994, four nights after being assigned to share a cell with Johnny Turner.
The U-S Disrtict Judge said the warder should have known how dangerous Turner was and that the officer used "poor judgement" in cell assignments.
But he found that Saunders was not deliberately trying to risk Dixon and that's why the claim was rejected.

Red-Star


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=drunk driving


Roanoke's Mill Mountain star burned red last night after a death 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 he was riding in ran off the road on Route 40 in Franklin County.
State police say alcohol was involved in the accident.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The star will burn red for 48 hours after drug or alcohol related traffic deaths in our area.
The campaign is to bring attention to the dangers of drinking and driving.
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2-Ward


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 96-83
GRAPHIC=Andrew Ward


Lord Botetourt High School Coach Andy Ward will spend this holiday behind bars.
Whether or not he will return to school afterward is unclear.
He has not been back to class since he was sentenced to jail for traffic violations three days ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Ward got a two week jail sentence 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 discussion 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.))
SUPER=01-Amanda Nichols/Student
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=hold


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.

2-Radford-Firefighter


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=NONE


Sources in the Radford fire department say a firefighters alleged drug use may have been a public safety concern for years.
Tommy Long was charged with driving under the influence of drugs last Thursday after the fire engine he was driving hit a parked police car.
Tuesday he was fired.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford;


Several sources who did not wish to be identified said Long's termination is long overdue.
Fire chief Martin Roberts says there's only been one other incident in the three year's HE'S been chief.
He wrote Long a letter last Spring telling him to straighten up or he'd be fired, and says there were no other problems until the accident last Thursday.
State police say Long admitted he had taken prescription medication, and that Roberts remarked at the accident scene that he could tell Long was quote "snockered."
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((MARTIN ROBERTS/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. ))
SUPER=01-Martin Roberts/Radford Fire Chief;
RUNS=:18
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=NONE


Mayor Tom Starnes says city council was told of another situation involving alcohol in the 19-80's.

2-Fatal-Ax


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A Galax woman died yesterday in a car crash.
Police say 34- year- old- Vivian Lynn Nichols was driving down route 58 when she failed to stop at a stop sign and hit another vehicle.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Car-Travel


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving


Thirty Two million according to Triple A, that's how many Americans will be visiting friends and family this Thanksgiving weekend.
Scott Prince talked to some of those travelers and he files this report.
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SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Regional Airport; :20
SUPER=00-Ruth Sharp/Holiday Motorist; :42
SUPER=01-Joyce Bradford/AAA of Virginia; 1:03
SUPER=@scott1;
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Indian-Tax


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving


For Virginia's eight native American Indian tribes, Thanksgiving is tax time... and the payment, according to a treaty from the 16-hundreds, calls for 20 beaver pelts and two deer.
Yesterday, they paid up.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Mattaponi and Pamunkey Indians' "taxes" were stipulated in a 16-46 treaty with the colonial governor-- so they're a little different from what you pay the tax man.
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((WILLIAM "SWIFT WATER" MILES/PAMUNKEY INDIAN CHIEF: I'VE HAD A LOT OF FRIENDS OF MINE SAY "I SURE WISH I COULD PAY MY TAXES THE WAY YOU DO. SOMETHING I THINK WE MAYBE MISS OUT ON WITH THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE GRATUITY WE PAY THE GOVERNOR. AND THAT IS THAT TREATY AS I JUST SAID THAT TREATY HAS BEEN CONTINUOUSLY HONORED FOR THE LAST 350 YEARS. I THINK IT'S A CLEAR DEMONSTRATION OF HOW PEOPLE OF ALL WALKS OF LIFE, ALL RACES, CAN LIVE TOGETHER IN PEACE AND HARMONY.))
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=nba
The Minnesota Timberwolves lost at home for the first time this season

falling to the Seattle Sonics 106-to-98.
For all of last night's scores let's check the boards.
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