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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
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SUPER=70-Roy Stanley;
ANCHOR=Connie
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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...MORE TIME BEHIND BARS IS IN ANDY WARD'S FUTURE. WE'LL HEAR FROM THE FORMER LORD BOTETOURT COACH.
THE TOGETHER DATING SERVICE IN ROANOKE COUNTY HAS BROKEN UP-- AND IS OUT OF BUSINESS. ))
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top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Wednesday December 11th-- Tonight's Top Story--
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One person is dead after a shooting spree in Northwest Roanoke tonight.
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P-Roanoke-Shooting


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-46
GRAPHIC=news-7 primetime


Good Evening, your watching News- 7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=shooting


Roanoke police estimate at least four shots were fired in the 25- hundred block of Centre Avenue tonight.
When it was all over, one man was dead.
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VO-NAT
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It happened about seven o'clock.
More than a hundred residents looked on in disbelief as the covered- up body stayed in the street for more than an hour.
At this point police are giving out little information, but did say early on there was some confusion.
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((SGT. STAN SMITH/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: THE ORIGINAL REPORT IS THAT THERE WERE TWO PEOPLE DOWN. SHOTS WERE BEING FIRED. WHEN THE OFFICERS ARRIVED THEY FOUND ONE INDIVIDUAL LYING IN THE STREET. HE'S A YOUNG BLACK MALE. HE WAS DEAD ON THE SCENE. ))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Stan Smith/Roanoke City Police;
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VO-NAT


Police say they have identified the victim, but his name has not been released.
Questioning continues at this hour, but so far there have been no arrests.
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-88 net-j
GRAPHIC=Andy Ward
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The former head football coach at Lord Botetourt High School says he wants to put the past behind him.
Today, Andy Ward was sentenced to 40 days in jail--in addition to the 11 day sentence he received a few weeks ago.
Ward's driving record surfaced in late November, when he was convicted of reckless driving... and driving with a suspended license.
He already had 2 DUI charges on his record... and Ward resigned shortly after everything came to light.
Today he offered an apology for his actions.
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IN Q=This hopefully

((ANDY WARD/FORMER FOOTBALL COACH: THIS HOPEFULLY IS THE END TO THE TOUGHEST PORTION OF MY LIFE. I'VE MADE SOME MISTAKES AND NOW I HAVE TO PAY FOR MY ACTIONS. I'D LIKE TO APOLOGIZE TO MY FRIENDS, FAMILY, MY PEERS AND ESPECIALLY MY STUDENTS. ))
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VO-NAT


Ward was ordered to start serving his jail time tonight.
But he's free after entering an appeal.
His attorney, however, expects him to withdraw that appeal in the next few days.
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P-Traffic-Stops


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-b
GRAPHIC=scotus


The U-S Supreme Court today heard arguments near and dear to police officers everywhere.
Should cops be allowed to order a PASSENGER out of a car, even if there's no indication they've done anything wrong?
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Police want the right, currently confined to drivers, extended to passengers, because they say traffic stops account for a third of situations in which officers are killed.
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((JOSEPH CURRAN/MARYLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL: COMMON SENSE TELLS US IF THERE'S INHERENT DANGER IN A CAR STOP, IT INCREASES WHEN THERE ARE PASSENGERS ))
SUPER=01-James Curran/Maryland Attorney General; :
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*****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
But the justices seem bothered though, by a lack of guidelines-- what if the passenger is a mother with a baby?
How long will they be asked to stand outside in a rain or snow storm?
And some people worry that they'll be pulled over, just for fitting a profile.
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((I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE SOME REASON FOR PULLING YOUR OUT OF THE CAR, SOME LEGITIMATE REASON. ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
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So the Supreme Court is left to balance the right of innocent passengers to be left alone, versus the right of police to reduce their risk of getting hurt, or even killed.

P-Together


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-93 net-k
GRAPHIC=None


Together Dating Service has apparently not met it's match in the Roanoke Valley.
Today it shut down after losing the franchise.
Clients pay hundreds of dollars for Together's services.
But as Eric Earnhart reports, the company says it will still help customers find a mate.
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SUPER=01-John Byron/Franchise Owner; 07 quick
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SUPER=01-Fran Stephanz/Better Business Bureau; 1:03
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(( Yesterday, Together dating service's doors were locked, but franchise owner John Byron told us he's not closing.
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((NO WE'RE NOT. YOU'RE NOT CLOSING? NO. NO PLANS TO CLOSE? NO. AND IT'S FULLY OPERATIONAL.))
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But then we talked to Elizabeth Weir, with the company's corporate headquarters in Massachusetts.
She said "we have terminated his franchise, we are allowing him to operate until we can resell the market."
We went back to Together to ask about that.

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((NO, I'M SORRY, YOU'LL HAVE TO TURN IT OFF, I WILL NOT TALK. LEAVE RIGHT NOW THANK YOU. HAS YOUR FRANCHISE BEEN PULLED SIR? THAT IS NOT TRUE"))
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5:06:22 Standup
We went back in without the camera and Byron told us the decision to transfer the franchise with someone else was by mutual agreement between himself and corporate headquarters. He said in the mean time, existing clients would continue to be serviced. He also said he wasn't aware of any Better Business reports detailing problems with his company.
But the local Better Business Bureau told us they had a number of complaints from customers who were't happy with what they got for the 3000 dollars they paid.

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((FRAN STEPANZ/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU; WE'VE HAD A LOT OF PROBLEMS HERE IN ROANOKE WITH THEM, OUR BASIC PROBLEM IS THAT CUSTOMERS ARE VERY VERY DISSATISFIED WITH THE SERVICE, THAT THE COMMITTMENT THAT IS MADE BY THE SERVICE IS NOT WHAT THE PUBLIC IS GETTING. ))
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Late today, a corporate spokesperson for Together Dating told us, effective immediately, the Roanoke franchise has been transferred to the owner of the Greensboro franchise, and existing clients will be serviced out of Greensboro over the holidays. They can continue getting service by calling this number... 1-800-903-5344
Eric Earnhart, News 7))
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


In a faxed statement, John Byron told us he's closing his business, because of his age, and concerns about the operations of the corporate organization.


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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Still to come-a global move is on to limit abusive child labor.
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VO-NAT


And this isn't just a locker search, these dogs go right into the classrooms for random drug searches...
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WEFC!!!
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P-Drug-Search


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#596-36
GRAPHIC=none


Roanoke County police are taking a more aggressive approach to drugs in school.
Officers bring along dogs that sniff in the classroom.
These visits catch students as well as administrators by surprise.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


While school officials expect the searches sometime during the year, the police arrive with their K-9 units without warning.
Today the team of nine officers paid an unannounced visit to Hidden Valley Junior High School.
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((DAVE BLEVINS/HIDDEN VALLEY PRINCIPAL: IT'S NOT A TOTAL SURPRISE TO THEM. THEY WERE AWARE OF WHAT WAS GOING ON AS SOON AS THE POLICE ARRIVED. I THINK THE PUBLIC RELATIONS PART OF LETTING STUDENTS KNOW THAT IT COULD HAPPEN IS A DETERRENT TO BRING THINGS TO SCHOOL THEY SHOULDN'T BE BRINGING. ))
SUPER=01-Dave Blevins/Hidden Valley Principal;
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Students are removed from the classrooms and told to leave all possessions behind.
In just a few minutes the dogs sniff everything. This time they found several alerts.
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((LT. T.W. HAYNES: IF WE DON'T LOCATE ANYTHING, THAT KIDS HAVE BEEN AROUND IT OR THE DOGS HAVE HIT ON SOMETHING, THE DOGS ARE ALERTING ON SOMETHING THAT WAS THERE.))
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VO-NAT


No arrests were made at the schools today.
Police say not only do they execute the searches to make arrests, but to send the message that drugs are not tolerated in Roanoke County schools.
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P-Child-Labor


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=NONE


The U-N- Children's Fund-- UNICEF-- is calling on governments worldwide to help free children from hazardous work.
According to a new report, an estimated 120 million children worldwide are working full time.
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((CAROL BELLAMY/UNICEF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WE ARE WORKING TO ENSURE THAT EXPLOITATIVE AND HAZARDOUS CHILD LABOR BECOME AS UNACCEPTABLE IN THE NEXT CENTURY AS SLAVERY HAS BECOME IN THIS CENTURY. ))
SUPER=01-Carol Bellamy/UNICEF Director; :
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


The report released today marks UNICEF's 50th anniversary.
Meantime, Ralph Nader is encouraging people to make sure they're not buying gifts this holiday season that could have been made in countries with abusive child labor.
The consumer advocate advises, look for the "Made in the U-S-A" label.

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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-35
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Religious displays on public property have been controversial for years.
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SUPER=@File;


But Governor George Allen has welcomed a nativity scene and a Hanukkah display into his formal waiting room.
The Governor even helped set it up.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE WAY I LOOK AT THIS -- THE LOGIC AND THE RATIONALE. CHRISTMAS IS A STATE HOLIDAY...DENY SOMEONE THEIR DESIRE TO DO THIS.))
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Fairfax resident Rita Warren was allowed to display her nativity scene in a State Capitol hallway last year.
This year a legislative committee turned her down.
Governor Allen says he'll consider an ACLU First Amendment display for his office too.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Coming up on Primetime Sports-- Mike Stevens wraps up tonight's Friday Football Extra banquet.
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But first, before the Orange Bowl comes Christmas-- and these Hokies are hoping to spread a little holiday cheer-- we'll explain when NEWS-7 Primetime Continues.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Christmas


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=christmas


1996 has brought the Virginia Tech Hokies their share of highs and lows-- including the indictments of several football players and an invitation to the Orange Bowl.
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SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


But tonight they weren't thinking of themselves, but of those less fortunate this Christmas.
Several team members spent the evening helping needy families choose gifts and food at the Montgomery County Christmas Store.
Some players say volunteering lasts far beyond the holiday season.
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((T.J. WASHINGTON/TECH OFFENSIVE TACKLE: A LOT OF US GO TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, READ TO KIDS. A LOT OF US SPEND VOLUNTEER TIME WITH UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN. I JUST THINK, NO OFFENSE TOT HE MEDIA, BUT THE MEDIA ONLY SEES THE BAD THINGS. THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD THINGS THAT WE DO. ))
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This year the Christmas Store will provide clothing, toys, and other items to 14- hundred families.
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toss to robin Forecasts
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SUPER=332-Clouds With More/Rain Late/42-46/Showers Likely/Wind S-10/50-54;
SUPER=333-Cloudy Skies/A Few Showers/40-43/Periods Of Rain/Light Winds/50-53;
SUPER=334-Showers Late/Wind SW-10/44-46/Rain Likely/Wind S-10/52-56;
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P-F-D-A


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-C
GRAPHIC=FDA


The Food and Drug Administration says it's moving into high gear.
Outgoing Commissioner David Kessler says the agency approved a record 46 "breakthrough" drugs this year-- meaning they've never before been sold in this country.
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SUPER=@File; :


Since last December, Americans have gotten six new AIDS therapies, nine cancer drugs and the first therapy for Lou Gehrig's disease.
Critics have said the agency is too slow in approving new drugs.
Virginia Congressman Tom Bliley says the speed-up this year happened only because of lawmaker pressure.
He's working on legislation to re-vamp the agency.
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P-Birth-Defects


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-44
GRAPHIC=premature births


Advances in technology have meant more and more premature infants are surviving.
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VO-NAT


But babies born very small have 14 times the risk of mental retardation and 75 times the risk of cerebral palsy.
Now, government researchers have found Magnesium Sulfate, a drug commonly used to prevent convulsions during pregnancy may decrease complications with low birth weight babies.
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((DR. DIANA SCHENDEL/C.D.C: WE FOUND THAT CHILDREN EXPOSED TO MAGNESIUM SULFATE DURING PREGNANCY - THEY HAD A NINETY PERCENT LOWER RISK OF CEREBRAL PALSY AND ABOUT A SEVENTY PERCENT LOWER RISK FOR MENTAL RETARDATION. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Diana Schendel/Centers for Disease Control; :
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One theory is that the magnesium sulfate protects the brain from poor blood flow-- and a lack of oxygen-- common problems in babies born too soon and too small.
Researchers still aren't sure whether Magnesium Sulfate will protect a full-term, full-size infant from retardation and cerebral palsy.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool video
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


Our top video pick tonight just might leave a Roanoke pilot counting his blessings.
That's because he was lucky enough to walk away from a plane crash in Georgia.
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SUPER=75-Atlanta/Yesterday;


Dwight Holland's plane hit a tree yesterday as he was trying to land at an Airport near Atlanta.
Authorities say Holland missed the runway by about one hundred feet.
Firefighters had to use a cherry-picker to get him out of the plane.
The craft was stuck in a tree about 60 feet up.
Holland was not hurt.
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SP-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-24
GRAPHIC=NONE


A big night for Prime time sports this evening.
The Friday Football Extra banquet was held tonight at the Marriott.
We Honored our Friday Football Extra Players of the week and our divisional and over all coach of the year. Mike Stevens will be along with that later.
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SUPER=04-NFL


Meantime, not happy with losing his starting job, Arizona Cardinal quarterback Boomer Esiason, skipped practice today and told his coach he wants to be released from his contract.
But Coach Vince Tobin said the team would not consider that possibility.
Esiason has started 8 games his three game performance starting with a win over the Redskins is the best in N-F-L history.
Now let's check out the numbers.
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ANCHOR=ROY
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=MST
TAPE#s6-21
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Tonight 150 people who have spent the past several months out in the cold were given a warm treat at the 13th annual Friday Football Extra banquet--
DOUBLE BOXES MIKE/ROY


Of course Mike Stevens spent all those Friday nights in a cozy, crazy newsroom--
Mike fill us in on some of tonight's awards.
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SUPER=71-Roanoke;
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(roll cue: "...let's take a look at tonight's big winners.")
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/FFE Awards Banquet; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Gray/FFE Overall Coach of the Year; :28
SUPER=01-John Hall/Salem High School Principal; :48
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mike/Roy Double boxes
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#bds
GRAPHIC=none


Here's what're working on in the newsroom for NEWS-7 at 11.
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SUPER=76-Prison Ministry;


We'll meet Reverend Bob West, a Roanoke minister who works with death row inmates.
SUPER=77-Investigative Reporting;


The libel trial between WSLS-Television and Puppyland continues. Tonight the reporter involved in the case takes the stand.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, goodnight. These are just some of the stories you'll see in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11