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HEADLINES

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Danville police are investigating four homicides that have occurred in the city in less than a week.
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And Columbia astronauts run into a problem trying to get out for a walk in space.

Danville-Body


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-77
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Four dead bodies in three days.
With a tally like that, you can bet Danville Police have been busy.
Len Besthoff reports on the most recent murder which the city appears close to solving.
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Kendrick


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NEWSCAST=morn
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And Danville Police continue to follow up on leads in connection with the 2 murders EARLIER in the week in Danville.
Jessie and Elizabeth Kendrick were shot to death inside their house during an apparent break- in.
One of the home's windows had been pried open... and the elderly couple's vehicle had been stolen.
It was later found nearby.
At this point, no arrests have been made.
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Kernodle


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Danville police have yet another death they are investigating-- a man was shot and killed in his home early yesterday 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 have not released any more details on the case.

SPACE-SHUTTLE


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TAPE#net
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The Columbia astronauts went to bed a bit earlier this morning following a failed spacewalk.
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Two astronauts suited up for the six and a half hour walk, but could not get the hatch door open.
The crew then enjoyed a late Thanksgiving diner.
NASA is now trying to fix the problem and the astronauts will attempt another walk tonight.
The shuttle is scheduled to return to Earth on Thursday.
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Ward


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
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TAPE# 96-83
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There is some uncertainty about the status of Lord Botetourt High School football Coach Andy Ward.
The Roanoke Times quotes two school board members as saying Ward was suspended.
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Board member Michael Beahm told News-7 yesterday that Board Chairman Jim Ruhland told HIM Ward was suspended as of Tuesday. But Beahm says only Superintendent Robert Reece can actually confirm the action.
Reece is out of town for the holiday.
Monday Ward was ordered to serve 14 days in jail for speeding, and for driving with a license that was restricted because of two drunk driving charges.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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At the time of his most recent arrest Ward was driving a car belonging to one of his football players.
Ward begins serving his term today.

2-Murders


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Police have made an arrest in connection with one of the recent killings in Danville.
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18- year- old Percy Levar Walton of Danville is charged with killing 33- year- old Archie Moore.
Moore's body was discovered yesterday morning stuffed in a closet in his apartment.
Moore was discovered only a few hundred yards from where police found Jesse and Elizabeth Kendrick shot to death on Tuesday.
Police are not saying if the slayings are connected.
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Hunting-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Hunting has taken a toll on two men in Franklin County.
Sheriff's deputies say Michael Turner was accidentally shot in the stomach by his hunting partner.
Eric Reynolds was later charged with reckless handling of a firearm.
Turner underwent surgery at Roanoke Memorial Hospital and is listed in stable condition.
Authorities believe the accident might have been avoided had the victim been wearing blaze orange.

Agriculture


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode


Virgil Goode's appointment to the Agriculture committee could be good news for Southside tobacco growers.
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Goode was appointed to the House Committee on Agriculture.
He's replacing Fifth District Congressman L- F Payne who's retiring from Congress at the end of the year.
The agriculture committee has primary jurisdiction over specialty crops such as tobacco and peanuts.
The majority of Virginia's tobacco is grown in the Fifth District.
The committee also oversees the dairy, livestock and poultry programs as well as programs such as food stamps.
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Bob Goodlatte is the only other Virginia lawmaker who's a member of the House Agriculture committee.
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John Warner was appointed to the Senate Agriculture committee about two years ago.

City-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-86
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It's been almost a decade since the city of Roanoke began a major program of school construction.
Joe Dashiell reports while there has been progress, school officials believe they've yet to tackle their greatest challenge.
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((At Breckinridge Middle School, classwork has given way to major renovations.
It is the ninth city school in nine years to face reconstruction.
Next in line are Woodrow Wilson , and the year after that Addison Middle School.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THE BOARD AND THIS COMMUNITY ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING CERTAIN THAT ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND FOR THAT I CONGRATULATE THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THE CITY COUNCIL AS WELL AS THIS COMMUNITY FOR UNDERSTANDING THAT NEED.))
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All of this construction hasn't been completed without controversy. The demolition of the old Stonewall Jackson Middle School angered some in southeast Roanoke.
But Harris says school officials have learned from each project... lessons that will help as they turn their attention to the city's high schools.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE HAVE MADE NO DECISION AS TO WHETHER IT WILL BE A RENOVATION, A RECONSTRUCTION, NEW CONSTRUCTION OR WHETHER THEY WILL REMAIN THE SAME. OUR FIRST TASK WILL BE TO INVOLVE AS BROAD A CROSS SECTION OF CITIZENS THROUGHOUT ROANOKE AS WE CAN GET TO PARTICIPATE.))
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Whatever form the high school project takes, the work won't be complete for several years.
And Harris says the school system's greatest challenge may be getting citizens involved in planning that won't bear fruit before the year 2003.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
2-HEADLINES
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Danville police have made an arrest in one of four shootings this week in Danville.
They're still looking for leads in the death of an elderly couple.
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Authorities say a group of teens from a self-described "vampire clan" have been arrested in the deaths of a Florida couple.
One of the suspects is the couple's daughter.
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And Astronauts aboard the space shuttle columbia had some trouble getting out for a walk in space.
The problem, the crew could not get the hatch open.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And thats what's making news on this Friday the 29th of November.
Don't go away, News 7 mornin will be right back.

War-Crimes


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The War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague has handed down its first sentence for atrocities committed during the war in Bosnia.
A Croatian soldier has been ordered to spend ten years in jail for his admitted role in the massacre of 12-hundred Muslims in the U-N safe haven of Srebrenica (SREH'-breh-neet-sah).

VAMPIRE


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NEWSCAST=morn
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In Louisiana, five teenagers are in police custody this morning in connection with a cult like killing in in Florida.
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Noama and Richard Wendorf were found dead in their home on Monday.
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One of the teens arrested is the 15- year- old daughter of the Wendorfs.
The teens were believed to be part of a so-called vampire cult whose members police say slice each others arms and drink each others blood.
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Murders


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=lba
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Police have made an arrest in connection with one of four recent killings in Danville.
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18- year- old Percy Levar Walton of Danville is charged with killing 33- year- old Archie Moore.
Moore's body was discovered yesterday morning stuffed in a closet in his apartment.
Moore was discovered only a few hundred yards from the home of Jesse and Elizabeth Kendrick who were found fatally shot on Tuesday.
Police are not saying if the deaths are connected.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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In another death, 24- year- old Willie Troy Kernodle was found early yesterday with a gunshot wound to his chest.
He died later at the Danville Regional Memorial Center.

SPOKANE


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About fourteen thousand people in Washington state and Idaho made it through Thanksgiving dinner without electricity.
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Heavy snow and rain there brought down power lines.
Without heat or lights at home many people had Thanksgiving dinner in shelters.
Forecasters say more winter weather will hit the area this weekend.
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IRAQ


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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OPEC Ministers have decided to keep their current production ceiling for at least 6 months.
The ministers say they're confident the oil cartel can keep the prices steady despite Iraq's expected return next month to the world market under relaxed U-N economic sanctions.
The oil Embargo against Iraq has been in place since the Persian Gulf war.
But as Allen Pizzey reports, thousands of Turkish truckers have been driving right through it, for years.
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(( The rigs are often rattle-trap...always noisy. the view from the cab isn't the prettiest in the world...and the cargo isn't strictly legal. but a lot of people want to grab a piece of this action...

Because dirty hands and the stink of diesel fuel means money and power in the corner of iraq where the kurds are penned in.
In a semi-official operation that effectively breaks the UN embargo on iraqi oil sales...turkish trucks with special tanks welded under them carry up to 650,00 gallons of diesel fuel a day out of saddam hussein's iraq.
"IT'S A GOOD JOB"...THIS DRIVER SAYS..."IT'S HARD BUT IT'S GOOD."
How good?
Whether he's counting turkish lira...iraqi dinars or u.s. dollars...it's profit enough for drivers to put up with days of waiting at the border.
kurdish customs officials measure the tanks to tax the volume.
Tax is paid in cash before a truck crosses back into turkey. control of the revenue is a root cause of the conflict between the two kurdish factions. the trade began as a smuggling operation when the gulf war ended.
U.S. troops who were here had no orders to stop it...according colonel dick naab...who commanded the first mission to monitor the so-called kurdish "safe haven".
COLONEL DICK NAAB, U.S. ARMY (RET.) "MANY FELT IT WAS A WAY THE KURDS COULD GET REVENUE TOO. IT WASN'T TOTALLY DYSFUNCTIONAL."
And now it serves another functions. the customized trucks carry humanitarian supplies into kurdistan. and the fuel they bring out is big business for the three parties involved.
The baghdad government makes six or seven cents a gallon taxes earn the kurdish administration up to 50,000 dollars a day and the turks end up with cheap fuel.
It's not much in terms of the world oil market...but experts say the trade sustains saddam's regime...and whoever runs kurdistan.
Grabbing a share of the oil tax money is virtually the only game in town for the political barons here...partly because at washington's insistence...the trade embargo on saddam also applies to kurdish areas.
A deal between enemies isn't an unusual arrangement in this part of the world where business dealings and politics often go hand in hand.
Everyone manages to convince themselves that at the end of the day it's all one grand humanitarian gesture anyway...because it helps relieve the poverty of the kurds. no one...however...doubts iraqis...kurds and turks are dealing not just with diesel fuel...but with embargoed crude oil too.
"I WOULD SAY THEY DON'T REGARD IT AS CHEATING IN THAT PART OF THE WORLD. I THINK THEY REGARD IT MORE AS A BUSINESS AND A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESS."
An opportunity good enough for more than 12,000 trucks to be modified for what must be one of the world's most exhausting runs.
On assignment in zakho, northern iraq this is Allen Pizzey.))

EARTHQUAKE


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=mel
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A shaky Thanksgiving night for people in parts of Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee.
The area was jolted last night by a four point three magnitude earthquake.
No injuries or damage are reported but residents say it's one of the biggest ones they've ever felt.
The three states sit on the New Madrid fault.

SHOPPING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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Now that Thanksgiving's over, it's time for the next holiday tradition -- shopping.
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4:25;20
With fewer days between Thanksgiving and christmas this year, stores are expected to be extra crowded through the weekend.
Retail industry analysts say a strong economy should boost sales well above last years dismally low levels.
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Peace-Patrol


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-93
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A Bedford County program is bringing generations together--teaching children the value of a good deed while brightening the lives of some elderly folks.
Denise Allen reports.
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These children patrol the Bedford County Nursing home spreading a little peace with each visit.
They are a part of a program called Safe Haven.
It's based in this trailer at The Rain Tree Apartment complex.
And offers children help with their homework and a safe place to play.
But these visits to the nursing home offer lessons in living.
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And it seems the children and the nursing home residents do grow to care for each other.
These children say they keep coming back because they've made friends.
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((PAUL CARPER/PEACE PATROL: WHEN WE COME HERE IF YOU DON'T HAVE A GRANDPARENT OR SOMETHING THEN YOU CAN LOOK AT THEM AS YOUR ROLE MODEL OR GRANDPARENT.))
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The relationship that develops is the gift both the children and the residents share.
Denise Allen News 7.))

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ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-77
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The tally of four dead bodies in three days has kept Danville Police busy.
Len Besthoff reports on the most recent murder...which the city appears close to solving.
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2-Kendrick


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And Danville Police continue to follow up on leads in connection with the 2 murders EARLIER in the week in Danville.
Jessie and Elizabeth Kendrick were shot to death inside their house during an apparent break- in.
One of the home's windows had been pried open... and the elderly couple's vehicle had been stolen. It was later found nearby.
At this point, no arrests have been made.
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SHUTTLE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
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The astronauts aboard Columbia called it a day following a late Thanksgiving dinner and a failed spacewalk.
The walk had to be canceled because of a stuck hatch door.
NASA is trying to fix the problem and may try again tonight.
Liz Mullen reports.
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((Two Nasa astronauts onboard the space shuttle Columbia werg not!able to go on a planned spacewalk Thursday.
The crew could not open a hatch.

&1/8SOT from crew/mission control 14:06:21:00

"I'll go ahead and put the handle back on, get on e more shot at it and be ready..."&3/8
They even tried repressurizing and allowing Astronaut Story Musgrave to fiddle with the handle with his bare ha7/8ds>5/8

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Tamara Jernigan and Thomas Jones were expected to have a 6-and-a-half hour spacewalk. Instead they pushed and prodded for more than two hours -- beforg giwing up. The handle just moved back and forth -- without rotating.
Originally Thanksgiving dinner for the crew was scheduled for after the walk -- and after working up a big spacealoiog appetite. Instead, the astronauts had to eat their dehydrated turkey without even getting owtside!the shuttle.

&1/8SOT Bill Harwood, CBS Nes Consultant and Science Writer:

"This is a particularly critical space walk. You know NASA is going to start building the international space station in one year."&3/8
ONCAMERA:
Thursday's walk was expected to be the first of two spacewalks scheduled on this Columbia shuttle mission. The astronauts will try agai Friday -- and if that doesn't work, they may have to scrub both of them.
Liz Mwllen, CBS NEWS New York.))

2-Ward


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


There is some uncertainty about the status of Lord Botetourt High School football Coach Andy Ward.
The Roanoke Times quotes two school board members as saying Ward was suspended.
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SUPER=04-November 15


Board member Michael Beahm told News-7 yesterday that Board Chairman Jim Ruhland told HIM Ward was suspended as of Tuesday. But Beahm says only Superintendent Robert Reece can actually confirm the action.
Reece is out of town for the holiday.
Monday Ward was ordered to serve 14 days in jail for speeding, and for driving with a license that was restricted because of two drunk driving charges.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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At the time of his most recent arrest Ward was driving a car belonging to one of his football players.
Ward begins serving his term today.

Soering


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-88
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Jens Soering wrote a letter to the love of his life LAST Thursday, appealing to her to admit to the murder for which HE's serving a double LIFE sentence.
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Elizabeth Haysom is serving 90 years as an accomplice AFTER the fact to the crime.
Soering admitted killing her parents in 19-85, because he believed she wanted them dead.
He's has a hearing a week from Monday where his attorney will argue- -once again- -that he accepted the blame only to cover up for her.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Many of those close to the case believe SHE was there when her parents were killed- -otherwise, they would never have let him in the house, they despised him so much.

4-Scores


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Latrell Sprewell (SPREE'-wehl) canned six free throws in the final 79 seconds to lift the Golden State Warriors over the New Jersey Nets 124-to-118.
For all of last night's scores let's check the boards.
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