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Ward

ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=Andrew Ward


The embattled head football coach at Lord Botetourt High School has thrown in the towel.
Andy Ward submitted his resignation to the school board this morning, amid controversy over a driving record that includes two D-U-I convictions.
Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Newsroom


Scott Prince has been tracking the story.
And has the latest for us.
Scott, was this a surprise to members of the school board?
Live=Scott Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Scott1;


Keith, they wouldn't comment about the situation on a personal level.
But it took them only about 15 minutes to accept Ward's resignation.
Now, EARLIER in the morning... Ward began serving his jail time... but it appears that it wasn't early enough.
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((Andy Ward was supposed to be at the Botetourt County jail at 9- o'clock this morning.
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 meeting.
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 ACCEPT IT.))
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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.))
Live=Scott Full/Newsroom


As Ward entered the jail this morning... we asked him if he would comment on his situation.
Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Newsroom


He said, on the advice of his attorney, he'd better not.
(QUESTION: What about his tardy arrival at the jail? Is he in more trouble for

showing up late?)
Normally, in a case like this, the inmate is taken in front of a judge immediately.
But because of the holiday weekend... Ward will have to wait until Monday to see if he is in fact charged with disobeying a court order.

Danville-Murders


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


In his 37- years as Danville's Police Chief, Neal Morris says he's never seen anything like it.
Four murders in less than a week-- three in the same neighborhood.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave


Teresa Hamilton is in our Danville newsroom with the latest.
Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
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Keith, Danville police won't confirm a connection, but it appears three of the murders, bear some striking similarities.
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((RIC HAGGINS/VICTIMS' NEIGHBOR: I WAS SO TENSE AND UPTIGHT ABOUT IT, I ACTUALLY WALKED INSIDE MY APARTMENT AND LOOKED INSIDE ALL THE CLOSETS AND EVERYTHING AND WHEN I FINALLY DID GO TO BED, I HAD MY GUN UNDER MY PILLOW. ))
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Ric Haggins fear is understandable.
Since the beginning of the week, three murders have happened in his neighborhood.
It all began Tuesday, when Jesse and Elizabeth Kendrick were found dead in their Cabin Creek Condominium.
Yesterday, a third victim was discovered inside a nearby apartment.
Police say 33- year old Archie Moore had been stuffed inside a closet.
Authorities won't confirm a connection, but the similarities are there.
Sources say all three victims were wrapped in a sheet.
And, state medical examiners have concluded, ALL three had been shot in the head. nat sound
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Police have since stepped up patrols in the neighborhood.
And, they have made an arrest.
Late yesterday, an 18- year old, who lives in the same neighborhood, was charged with Capital murder.
At this point, Percy Levar Walton has been charged ONLY with killing Archie Moore.
In the meantime, police continue collecting evidence.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE'LL BE DOING THAT FOR A NUMBER OF DAYS AND WORKING WITH THE FORENSIC LAB AND THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN PUT EVERYTHING TOGETHER. ))))
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Chief Morris says the remaining murder under investigation this week is unrelated to the events that have taken place in the Cabin Creek neighborhood.
Willie Kernodle was apparently killed following a dispute at a local bar.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave


(Teresa, I understand the car that was stolen from the Kendrick's was actually recovered near Moore's apartment?)


Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Thousands of fans descended on Blacksburg today for the Tech-U-V-A grudge
match---Mike Stevens will be along with a live report on the game, and we'll

check how motorists fared.
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Plus what was a trip to the mall like today? The holiday shopping rush is officially on.
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Tech-Traffic


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Retailers in Christiansburg are letting out a sigh of relief. It seems traffic for the Virginia Tech/U-V-A football game didn't interfere with sales as much as many had feared.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( The highway department was expecting about 80 thousand vehicles to pass through the busy intersection of Route 460 and Peppers Ferry Road, considered the retail district of the New River Valley.
There was really only one way for shoppers to avoid a traffic jam.
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((JUDY SURFACE/SHOPPER: WE DECIDED TO COME EARLY TODAY BECAUSE WE KNEW THE TRAFFIC WAS GONNA BE HEAVY WITH THE BIG TECH AND UVA GAME. QUESTION: HAVE ANY TROUBLE GETTING HERE? ANSWER: WE DIDN'T THIS MORNING. ))
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A number of New River Valley Mall merchants reported strong morning sales. And while the heavy pre-game traffic did create some down time, things did pick up again once the game got started. ((ELAINE REED/LA VOGUE: WE WERE SO AFRAID THE TECH TRAFFIC, THE FOOTBALL GAME WAS GOING TO WIPE US OUT TODAY, BUT WE'RE AHEAD OF LAST YEAR AND WE'RE FEELING PRETTY GOOD ABOUT IT.))
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But remember, it's not over yet. All those football fans have to leave Blacksburg the same way they came in. ((DAVID CLARKE/VDOT:: IT'S GONNA TAKE A LONG TIME FOR PEOPLE TO GET OUT AFTER THE GAME. THEY'VE GOT AN EXTRA TRAFFIC SIGNAL TO DEAL WITH COMING OUT THAT THE WON'T HAVE COMING IN.))
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With a little patience and some extra caution, everyone will get where they're going...eventually. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Shopping


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping


With the economy humming along in our area retailers are hoping it will translate into a strong holiday shopping season.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave


Len Besthoff says shoppers didn't disappoint on the day after Thanksgiving, which traditionally kicks off the annual gift buying frenzy.
Live=Len Full/Microwave
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Rollcue: "looking pretty good."
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Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave




Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


In a shortened session on Wall Street the Dow was UP 22 points, finishing the week at 65-hundred-22.
NASDAQ set a record ...with a gain of five points.
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County-Schools


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=Education


The former head of Virginia's public schools is calling for the state to help localities pay for new schools.
This week, William Bosher said school districts are being crushed by debt and are running billions of dollars short in meeting school building needs.
Bosher was Governor Allen's first superintendent of public instruction... and as Joe Dashiell reports his call for more state aid is being echoed here in the Roanoke Valley.
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((After Roanoke County voters rejected the 37- million dollar bond issue for a new Cave Spring High School and other improvements, a blue- ribbon committee set out to consider the county's school needs as a whole.
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((RON MARTIN/PROJECT TEAM COORDINATOR: WE'VE GOT A GOOD COMMITTEE. I WILL TELL YOU IT'S A VERY HARD WORKING COMMITTEE, A DEDICATED COMMITTEE, A HANDS- ON COMMITTEE. THEY ARE NOT BY ANY MEANS SITTING BACK AND LETTING THE INFORMATION COME AND RUBBER STAMPING IT, BY ANY MEANS.))
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Ron Martin and other members of the project team are preparing a list of options.
From there, the 22- member Blue Ribbon Committee will make its recommendations to the School Board in late February or early March.
Supervisors Chairman Bob Johnson says school construction needs could exceed 100- million dollars...
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((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: THERE ARE SOME AREAS THAT ARE GOING TO HAVE MUCH TOUGHER TIME THAN WE ARE. BUT WE ARE JUST GOING TO BITE THIS OFF ONE LITTLE BIT AT A TIME, AND DO THE RIGHT THING BY OUR KIDS AND OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM. AND WE'LL EVENTUALLY GET TO WHERE WE HAVE A MUCH MORE SOUND CAPITAL SIDE OF OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
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Johnson says local governments are usually disappointed when they look to Richmond for help, and he describes one recent proposal to free up more money for school construction as "a joke."
But come January, Johnson says Roanoke County and other local governments WILL be asking state lawmakers for help.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Dallas lineman Leon Lett may face a one year suspension the Express wins a big one last night.
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And Mike Stevens will have a live report from Lane Stadium Worsham field where the Hokies and Cavaliers hooked up this afternoon.
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S-College


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-2
GRAPHIC=College football


James Brown passed for 336 yards and four touchdowns as Texas beat Texas A & M 51 to 15 to clinch a spot in the Big 12 Conference title game.
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SUPER=03-Austin, TX/ABC SPORTS; :


The Longhorns used the running game to take the lead early in the game Priest Holmes scoring on this 4 yard run to make it 7 to nothing.
But the Aggies came right back D'Andre Hardamen takes the handoff and scores to make it 10 to 7 Texas in the first quarter.
Browns threw his first touchdown of SUPER=36-Texas/51/Texas A & M/15/;the

game in the second quarter when he hooks up with Wane McGaritty on this 53 yard strike to make it 17 to 7 and the Longhorns win it 51 to 15.
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S-FFE


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-12
GRAPHIC=FFE Logo


The High School football playoffs are down to the State Semi finals.
Now here's a look at the Friday Football Extra Schedule.
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S-Lett


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-3
GRAPHIC=Cowboys Logo


Is Dallas Cowboy defensive lineman Leon Lett facing a one year suspension by the N-F-L for testing positive for cocaine.
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It's been reported this week that Lett flunked a drug test. And this morning the Dallas Morning News reported that the N-F-L has already held a hearing on Lett's appeal.
The Cowboys are not commenting on any of the reports
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ICE-96
GRAPHIC=Express/Sting Rays


The Roanoke Express picked up two points in the East Division Standings with a 6 to 5 win over South Carolina last night.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Roanoke vs South Carolina; :


Roanoke skated into the Roundhouse before a good Thanksgiving night crowd.
And the Express would get on the board early as Eric Landry comes from behind the goal for the score and a one to nothing Express led.
Then just a few minutes later Ilya Dubkov takes his turn getting this goal to put the Express ahead of the Stingrays by a score of 2 to nothing.
But Carolina came back to tie it SUPER=38-Roanoke/6/South Carolina/5/;in

the first period when Kyle Ferguson zips this shot past Express goalie Dave Gagnon but Roanoke goes on to win it 6 to 5.
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S-Live


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=mst
TAPE#TF96-2
GRAPHIC=Tech/UVa


Virginia Tech and Virginia knocked heads this afternoon at Lane Stadium Worsham field.
Double Boxes=Roy and Mike/Microwave


Mike Stevens was on the sideline for the big game between the two rivals, Mike.
Live=Mike Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Mike1;
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(Rollcue: Virginia since 1990.)
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