TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... THE MAN CONVICTED OF KILLING TWO ABORTION
CLINIC WORKERS, IS FOUND DEAD IN HIS PRISON CELL.
WERE YOU AMONG THE PEOPLE WHO BRAVED THE CROWDS FOR THE TRADITIONAL START TO
THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON?
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It's Friday November 29th- Our Top Story
Andy Ward reports to jail, and resigns as teacher and coach at Lord
Botetourt High School.
Good Evening, This is NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
Andy Ward submitted his resignation to the school board this morning, amid
controversy over a driving record that includes two D-U-I convictions.
Earlier this morning, Ward began serving his jail time...
But as Scott Prince reports-- he didn't arrive on time-- as ordered by the
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SUPER=01-Jim Ruhland/School Board Chairman; :25
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((Andy Ward was supposed to be at the Botetourt County jail at 9- o'clock
But he showed up an hour and twenty minutes late.... meaning he could face
an additional charge of disobeying a court order.
Shortly after he got there... members of the school board held an emergency
They ended up going behind closed doors... but when they returned it was
announced that Ward had in fact resigned.
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((JIM RUHLAND/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION. WE TALKED
ABOUT IT. ONCE WE CAME BACK OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION, I MADE THE MOTION THAT WE
ACCEPT HIS RESIGNATION AND THE OTHER THREE MEMBERS VOTED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE TO
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Ward's troubles were brought to light Monday... when he was sentenced to 14
days in jail for speeding and driving on a suspended license.
His record also shows 2 separate DUI convictions.
Ward will spend this weekend behind bars... and will serve out the remainder
of his jail time later this month. PRINCE NEWS-7))
It's one of the busiest weeks ever for the Danville police department.
Authorities there are investigating FOUR murders.
It all started Tuesday, when police discovered the bodies of Jesse and
Elizabeth Kendrick inside their Cabin Creek condominium.
Yesterday, a third victim was discovered inside a nearby apartment.
Police say 33- year old Archie Moore was stuffed inside a closet.
Authorities aren't commenting on a possible connection.
But there are similarities among the two cases.
Sources say all three victims were wrapped in a sheet.
State medical examiners have concluded the three had been shot in the head.
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:WE'RE PURSUING THAT OF COURSE, BUT WE
AREN'T COMMENTING ON THAT AT THIS TIME, THE SIMILARITIES ABOUT THE GUN SHOT
WOUND, OF COURSE, YOU'VE ALREADY ALLUDED TO. ))
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :00
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Police have made an arrest in connection with one of the murders.
Late yesterday, 18- year old Percy Levar Walton was taken into custody.
At this point, he's only charged with killing Archie Moore.
Police say the fourth murder case is UNrelated to what happened in the Cabin
Willie TROY Kernodel was apparently shot following a dispute at a local bar.
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The man convicted in the shooting deaths of two abortion clinic workers,
apparently committed suicide in his prison cell.
The Massacusetts Department of Corrections says John Salvi was found in his
cell this morning with a plastic bag over his head.
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He had been serving a life sentence for the 1994 shooting deaths of two
women at two separate abortion clinics in the Boston area.
Salvi was arrested the next day in Norfolk after he allegedly fired a rifle
into that city's only abortion clinic.
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((J . W. CARNEY/SALVI'S ATTORNEY: I'M VERY SADDENED TO HEAR OF JOHN'S DEATH,
IN PARTICULAR FOR HIS FAMILY. HIS PARENTS ARE DEVASTATED BY THIS LOSS,
ESPECIALLY GIVEN THAT THEY HAD TRIED SO HARD TO CONVINCE THE DEPARTMENT OF
CORRECTIONS TO MOVE HIM TO A MENTAL HOSPITAL RATHER THAN KEEP HIM IN A
SUPER=01-J. W. Carney/Salvi's Attorney;
OUT Q=keep him in prison.
In March, the 24-year old was sentenced to life in prison, after his
attorneys mounted an unsuccessful insanity plea.
The U.S. and 13 other countries have given the go-ahead-- for a
multi-national humanitarian mission that could airdrop food to refugees in
SUPER=03-Ottawa, Canada; :
The decision came today at a meeting of the nations' ambassadors in
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(( PAUL HEINBECKER/CANADIAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS OFFICIAL: THE SIGNIFICANT THING
IS THAT NOW THE MULTINATIONAL FORCE EXISTS, AND NOW THERE IS AN INTERNATIONAL
BODY WHICH EXISTS TO PROVIDE POLITICAL GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION TO THAT
AND THAT'S WHAT WE DID TODAY. ))
SUPER=01-Paul Heinbecker/Canadian Foreign Affairs Official; :
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The mission will likely be made up of one or two-thousand troops, rather
than the 10-thousand originally planned.
Participating countries are offering assistance with everything from
medical personnel to aircraft.
Thousands of refugees remain cut-off from their camps, because of
continuing Tutsi and Hutu fighting.
There's more NEWS-7 Primetime headed your way--
Now that Thanksgiving's over-- (----------------)
most people are turning their attention to the next holiday-- and that means
We'll go the mall when we come back.
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Shopping was on the minds of many in Southwestern and Central Virginia
today-- for the traditional first day of the Christmas shopping season.
A newly remodled Tanglewood Mall is banking on its new look.
The parking lots were full-- and over at Valley View Mall-- the expected
grid-lock with the new Walmart Super Center never materialized.
Merchants and shoppers say easier than expected access to the mall and its
stores, translated into decent sales.
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SUPER=01-Scott Ashcraft/Valley View Mall; :00
SUPER=01-Marie Compton/Fink's Jewelers; :11
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OUT Q=THEY'RE BUYING.
And the bags were the best indication-- as many shoppers found it tough to
keep ahold of their overflowing packages.
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As many people spent their post-Thanksgiving time shopping...
in bigger cities, a smaller, but vocal minority spent the day in protest-- in
what was dubbed "Fur Free Friday."
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In Manhattan, police had to use power saws to break apart anti-fur
protesters chained together on Fifth Avenue.
((MACY'S, BRING OUT YOUR DEAD. MACY'S, BRING OUT YOUR DEAD. ))
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In San Francisco, the group "In Defense of Animals" chose the busiest
shopping day of the year to protest the sale of furs at Macy's Department
Nine protesters were arrested at Union Square there.
Starting Monday, pre-paid tuition plans for any of Virginia's public
colleges or universities go on sale.
Thanks to the Virginia Higher Education Trust Fund.
But investment analysts say mutual funds would be a better deal--
So we asked the state's number one investor if he thought the pre-paid plans
were a good idea for parents.
IN Q=Yes. Obviously.
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: YES. OBVIOUSLY. I WOULDN'T IF I DIDN'T THINK IT WAS.
IT'S AN OPTION. I DON'T THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE TO SAY WELL "HERE, INVEST IN
MERRILL LYNCH, INVEST IN AMERICAN CAPITAL FUNDS, INVEST IN YOU KNOW SUCH AND
SUCH MUTUAL FUNDS." INDIVIDUALS CAN MAKE THOSE DECISIONS THEMSELVES. YOU KNOW
ME. I DON'T LIKE THE GOVERNMENT TELLING ANYBODY WHAT TO DO UNLESS THEY'RE
HARMING SOMEONE ELSE. THIS IS ANOTHER OPTION.))
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A toll-free hotline has been set up by the state.
1-888-567-0540 will get you more information on the pre-paid tuition plan.
For the first time in more than a dozen years, boxing returns to Roanoke.
Tonight, several hundred people converged on the Roanoke Civic Center for
"The Brawl Beneath the Star."
A little more than 500 tickets were sold.
That number was somewhat disppointing for promoters.
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E-S-P-N-TWO carried the event live.
The main match was between Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns and Karl Willis.
Hearns was declared the winner two minutes--and 45 seconds into the fifth
Stick around...can you have control over a baby's health BEFORE conception?
That story-- and on Primetime Sports-- Steve Mason has the highlights of the
state grudge match between Virginia Tech and U-V-A.
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For those shoppers still full from their holiday meals, Tanglewood Mall
offered a solution.
Mall employees are using golf carts to take people to and from their cars.
It's the first time they've experimented with the Tanglewood Shuttle Bug.
The shuttle runs through Christmas Eve.
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Stay tuned-- Primetime sports is coming up on News-7 Primetime, right here
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GRAPHIC=carbon monoxide posioning
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing warnings about an
invisible killer-- carbon monoxide.
The government reminds us every year, that running a car in a garage can
be deadly-- even with a door open.
The C-D-C also warns against using propane heaters inside campers.
Sniffing the smell of coffee...it may be as close to it as you should get,
least if it's brewed in the popular "Press Pots."
Another study---this one in the British Medical Journal--says that the
metal screen used in the pots lets harmful chemicals through....which can lead
to heart disease.
The researchers claim traditional pots with paper filters are safer--
because they trap the harmful chemicals.
Every couple planning a family wants a HEALTHY baby....but many people
don't realize how much influence they really have.
There are things you can do even before conception to help ensure a
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((DR. SUSAN PAULKER/HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTH CARE: THAT'S THE KEY, PRIOR TO
CONCEPTION AND THE DEAL IS YOU HAVE TO EITHER WATCH YOUR NUTRITION, OR TAKE A
MULTIPLE VITAMIN THAT CONTAINS FOLIC ACID. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Susan Paulker/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; :
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Getting enough folic acid, the amount found in a multi-vitamin is a
crucial first step, but women should also avoid alcohol, cigarettes, drugs--
and both men and women should know their family's medical history.
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((SO IF A DOCTOR ASKS YOU, WHERE ARE YOUR PARENTS FROM, AND I DON'T MEAN
OHIO, BUT FROM ASIA OR AFRICA, THEN THEY MIGHT BE WANTING TO KNOW IF YOU'RE
AT INCREASED RISK FOR CARRYING A GENE WE KNOW CAN CAUSE A PROBLEM. ))
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So the more knowledge you have, the more likely your doctor can help you
have a healthy baby.
Tonight, our video of the day is actually a familiar site...with a twist.
SUPER=75-Akron, OH; :
That classic sound of coins dropping into the Salvation Army collection
kettle may soon be a thing of the past.
Donors in the Akron, Ohio area can now use their credit cards, to charge
The Salvation Army's National Office is keeping a close eye on the
It's hoping people will be inspired to give more-- and at the same time,
reduce the risk of theft against the bell ringers.
Coming up tonight on Primetime sports, Steve Mason will have a report on
Virginia Tech's win over Virginia in Blacksburg.
And a big shakeup this afternoon in racing.
Larry McReynolds is leaving the Texaco Havoline racing team of Robert Yates
and joining Richard Childress.
McReynolds the crew chief for Ernie Irvans car will now become Dale
Earnhardt's Crew Chief.
In 11 years of racing on the Winston Cup circut McReynold's cars have won
Now here's the numbers.
WIPE TO SCORES
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Virginia tech topped the University of Virginia in the battle for the
Commonwealth Cup today in Blacksburg.
Steve Mason recaps an incredible day at Lane Stadium.
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