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NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Beth
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A house fire in Lynchburg leaves a family of six homeless for the holidays.
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And a hunting accident in Franklin county leaves a 26 year old man in serious condition.
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Looks like a chilly Thanksgiving forecast but these early clouds will clear out this afternoon. The rest of your holiday forecast is coming along in a few minutes.
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and we'll have the score and highlights of the UVA-Kansas game next on News 7.

Ward


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


There are conflicting reports out today as to whether Lord Botetourt High School Coach Andy Ward has been suspended.
The Roanoke Times is reporting that School Board Chairman Jim Ruhland and board member Michael Beahm say that Ward was suspended.
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Both men denied that report this morning saying only Superintendent Robert Reece could confirm if Ward has been suspended. Reece is out of town for the holiday.
Ward got a two week jail sentence for speeding, and for driving with a license that was restricted because of two drunk driving charges.
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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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.

Murder-D'ville


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder


Police in Danville say the body of a man turned up this morning within a few hundred yards of where Jesse and Elizabeth Kendrick were found shot to death on Tuesday.
The body found this morning was discovered in an apartment in the Cabin Lake complex -- a short distance from Cabin Creek, where the Kendricks were found.
Danville police say today's victim was to have picked up his sister from the airport, but didn't show up. Apartment management went into the man's home and found his body stuffed in a closet.
Police are withholding his name pending positive identification.


Danville-Bodies


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


Police say the elderly couple found shot to death in their Danville home had been there for about a week.
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The bodies of Jesse and Elizabeth Kendrick were discovered Tuesday morning inside their Springfield Road condominium.
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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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D'ville-Murder


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=abr
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Murder


In a separate incident-
A Danville man was shot and killed in his home early this morning.
Willie Troy Kernodle was found in his home on Ross Street with gunshot wounds to the chest.
He was taken to Danville Regional Memorial Center where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police are still looking for a suspect.

Hunting-Ax


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=hunting accident


A 26- year- old man is in stable condition this afternoon following a hunting accident.
Police say Michael Lorin Turner was hunting with Eric Edwards Reynolds in Franklin County when Reynolds mistakenly shot Turner.
Turner is reportedly in serious condition after surgery.
Police have charged Reynolds with reckless handling of a firearm.

Radford-Firefighter


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


Sources in the Radford fire department say a firefighter's alleged drug use may have been a public safety concern for years.
Tommy Long was fired Tuesday after being charged with a driving under the influence of drugs last Thursday.
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 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
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Mayor Tom Starnes says city council was told of another situation involving alcohol in the 19-80's.

Fatal-Ax


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


A Galax woman died yesterday in a car accident.
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.

Bosnia-Unit


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


Bosnia may be the destination of some local soldiers.
An Army Reserve Unit in the Roanoke Valley is among the latest to be placed on alert for possible duty in Bosnia.
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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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Perry


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=bosnia


Defense Secretary William Perry is thanking U-S troops in Bosnia for a job well done.
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SUPER=03-Tuzla, Bosnia;


Perry is in Bosnia for turkey dinner with U-S troops who are taking part in the NATO-led peacekeeping mission.
Russian troops also joined the celebration.
Perry is on an eight day tour of U-S forces stationed overseas.
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Prop-209


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


California's Proposition 209 is on hold by order of the federal court.
The measure ends affirmative action based on racial or gender preferences.
John Blackstone has the story.
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SUPER=01-Mark Rosenbaum/ACLU of Southern California; :21 (quick)
SUPER=03-Berkeley, CA/November 6, 1996; :27
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Opponents of California's Proposition 209 have been battling since election day to overturn the measure which ends the state's affirmative action programs.
They won their first victory yesterday when a federal judge blocked the measure at least until a full court hearing.
MARK ROSENBAUM, ACLU OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 209 HAS BEEN STOPPED IN ITS TRACKS AND THANKSGIVING DAY CAME A DAY EARLY."
By an impressive majority Californians approved proposition 209 voting to end 30 year's of affirmative action programs.
Supporter's said the proposition would make everyone equal by ending special preferences for some.
But now a federal judge says the proposition may be unconstitutional because it removes from women and racial minorities tools for combatting discrimination.
BILL MCNEILL, EMPLOYMENT LAW CENTER "AS LAWYERS WE'RE ALWAYS HAPPY TO HAVE A JUDGE SAYING IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE GOING TO WIN."
But for Ward Connerly, the African American businessman who led the campaign FOR proposition 209 the court is undermining the will of the people.
WARD CONNERLY, PROPOSITION 209 LEADER "I SENSE OUTCRY AMONG THE VOTERS. IT'S ALMOST REACHED THE POINT WHERE OUR VOTE DOESN'T MEAN A DAMN ANYMORE."
In a written statement California's Governor, Pete Wilson called the ruling absurd. He said Proposition 209 was meant to stop discrimination against all races.
California's attempt to dismantle decades of affirmative action now seems likely to be tied up in court for months...if not years. John Blackstone CBS News San Francisco ))

Ritalin


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


Three Bedford Middle School eighth-graders are facing drug charges. 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.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Coming up on News 7 at noon-- Governor Allen speaks up about E-P-A regulations,
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and a family is spending Thanksgiving homeless after a fire destroys their home.
Let's check in with Robin Reed in the weather center.
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Prisoner


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
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 District Judge said the warden 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.

EPA-Allen


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


Governor Allen is not happy with proposed E-P-A regulations.
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But the man who's fought federal air standards repeatedly in court is willing to look at new, stricter 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 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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Hampton Roads and Richmond have finally met E-P-A's current regulations and are awaiting re-designation for cleaning up their air.

Red-Star


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
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.
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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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L'burg-Fire


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


A family of six is homeless this holiday after their Lynchburg house went up in flames.
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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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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=noon
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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ANCHOR=Beth


Still to come on the broadcast-- the roads and airways are full of holiday travelers hoping to spend time with friends and family,
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and we'll take you to a birthday party on Thanksgiving for the worlds oldest Panda.
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Israel


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


The stalled Mideast peace plan has meant more than just frustration in politics for many people in Israel.
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The lack of a negotiated peace is posing a real threat to tourism and the entire Israeli economy.
In Jerusalem, souvenir salesmen are enduring tough times as political turbulence has led to a sharp slide in the numbers of tourists.
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Car-Travel


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
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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Indian-Tax


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


For Virginia's eight native American Indian tribes, Thanksgiving is tax time.
Yesterday they paid up with beaver and deer pelts.
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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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Panda


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


The oldest known giant panda is celebrating her 20th birthday in a China zoo.
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The Giant Panda's are a highly-endangered breed. It is estimated that there are only about one- thousand left.
Qing Qing came to the world's attention when she gave birth twice in captivity, at the advanced ages of 18 and 19.
She has generated plenty of income for the zoo in the past 16 years with visitors flocking to see her.
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AT&T


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=business news


Calling Mom for Christmas could cost you more this year.
A-T-and-T says it's raising rates nearly six percent on most of the interstate long-distance calls made by consumers.
The new, higher charges take effect Sunday, the same day M-C-I is scheduled to raise its rates.
Sprint hiked some of its prices earlier this month.
Analysts say A-T-and-T's increase appears to be a response to M-C-I's. But an A-T-and-T spokesman denies there's any connection.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=stocks


The stock market is closed for Thanksgiving.
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Beth


All eyes will be on the state's biggest grudge match tomorrow as U-V-A and Tech battle for bragging rights, we'll have a preview,
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and U-V-A suffers a disappointment in Hawaii last night. They got to the final game but lost the tournament.
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UVA


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=abr
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The Cavaliers made a good show but couldn't quite pull off the win in Hawaii last night at the Maui Invitational Tournament.
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Harold Deane sank 14 points and Curtis Staples drilled in 12 points with a few three's.
Virginia was ahead at the start of the second half of the game at 32-30.
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But Kansas was too much and ended up with a 80 to 63 victory.
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Skins


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#rs96-1
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS


The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys renew their often anticipated but recently overlooked rivalry as they hook up this Turkey Day in Irving with first place on the line.
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Both teams come into the game after having lost this past Sunday.
The Cowboys trail the Skins by a game in the N-F-C East.
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Tech


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF96-2
GRAPHIC=TECH/UVA


If Tiki Barber can rack up 125 yards against Tech tomorrow he will become U-V-a's all-time career rushing leader.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00


Tiki is currently third on the all-time list behind John Papit and Terry Kirby, but remember last year he only picked up 58 against Tech.
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((TIKI BARBER/NEEDS 125 YARDS TO PASS KIRBY:)) ((LOREN JOHNSON/VA. TECH CORNERBACK:))
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SUPER=01-Loren Johnson/Va. Tech Cornerback; :14
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SUPER=04-1992;


history is on Tiki's side. In 19-92 Terry Kirby came in looking to do same thing and he racked up 185 yards on the Tech defense in that game.
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Express


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ICE-96
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Express/SC


The Roundhouse will be rocking tonight as the Roanoke Express takes on the South Carolina Stingrays.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


The Express opens a three game weekend series at the Roanoke Civic Center against the Rays at 7:30.
Roanoke is 1, 2 and 1 against South Carolina and both games at the Civic Center have gone to shoot out's with each team winning once.
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Parade


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=thanksgiving


Hundreds of thousands are braving the cold in New York City for the 70th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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SUPER=03-New York, NY;


They're seeing giant helium balloons of cartoon characters and extravagant floats.
And as always, the best is saved for last as Santa arrives and wraps up the annual Thanksgiving celebration.
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