06:00-01

Shooting

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-103
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Police continue to search for answers this morning after a man was fatally shot in a Northwest Roanoke neighborhood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A number of shots were fired around seven last night in the 25- hundred block of Centre Avenue.
When authorities got to the scene, they found a body lying in the middle of the street surrounded by more than a hundred on-lookers.
Very little information is being released, but police at this point think they know which direction the shots came from.
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SOT 20:04:53
IN Q=Not sure

((SGT. STAN SMITH/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: NOT SURE HOW MANY TIMES HE WAS SHOT OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. WE'VE GOT VERY LIMITED INFORMATION AT THIS POINT. BUT PROBABLY THE SHOOTER WAS STANDING UP ON THE HILL OF THE YARD, UP TOWARD THE HOUSING COMPLEX WHEN THE SHOTS WERE FIRED ))
SUPER=01-Stan Smith/Roanoke City Police;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=were fired
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VO-NAT


The victim's identity is not being released at this time and NO ONE at the scene was taken into custody.
This marks the 11th murder in Roanoke City this year.
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BOMB-PIC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Prompted by the F-B-I's appeal for help in finding the Olympic park bomber, an Atlanta man has turned in a photo he says shows a man wearing a military style backpack.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;


Ted Miltiades (Mill-tee-EYE-dees) says he began going through his pictures after seeing the F-B-I news conference Monday asking for the public's help.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

(( HE HAS HIS BACK TO THE CAMERA BUT YOU SEE THE BACKPACK, HE'S GOT KHAKI- HITE TO KHAKI SHORTS, A DARK SHIRT, LOOKS LIKE IT'S BLACK, BROWN HAIR, AND LOOKS LIKE HE'S WEARING A HAT, AND HE'S A WHITE GUY BECAUSE YOU SEE HIS LEGS AND ARMS BECAUSE HE'S WEARING SHORTS." ))
SUPER=01-Ted Miltiades/Atlanta Businessman;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=
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VO-NAT


He says it took just a few minutes for an agent to show up at his door in Atlanta after he called Tuesday to report the picture.
The F-B-I says it's too early to say if the photo will help them.
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IRAN-Saudi


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The Clinton administration reportedly has drawn up plans to retaliate against Iran for its role in the June bombing at a base in Saudia Arabia.
A report in Today's "Los Angeles Times" says military strikes are one of the options.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The paper says pentagon officials believe Shiite terrorists linked to Iran detonated the truck bomb that killed 19 servicemen.
Meanwhile, the commander of the base was cleared of responsibility in the bombing.
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harassment


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The sex scandal a Maryland Army training center is growing.
"The New York Times" reports more than 50 women at the post in Aberdeen said they were raped, assaulted or harassed in the last two years -- that's double the number previously reported.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Aberdeen, MD;


The Times report comes a day after a congressional delegation visited the base.
The leader of the delegation, Representative Steve Buyer, says he now believes the problem in the military is limited to "a few bad apples."
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Death-penalty


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=None

***ANCHOR TAG****
Tuesday night Larry Stout became the sixth man put to death in Virginia this year.
A Roanoke minister was one of the few who truly knew Stout.
He has worked with death row inmates for the past six years.
Keith Humphry has more.
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SOT
IN Q=Not a good
SUPER=01-Rev. Bob West/Heartbeat Prison Ministry; :00
SUPER=@keith1; :33
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=Humphry, News 7.



(((/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:51:30
IN Q=

((BOB WEST/HEARTBEAT PRISON MINISTRY: NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PERFECT CITIZEN, BUT HE WAS A CHANGED MAN... SINCE I'VE KNOWN HIM AND HE DIED PEACEFULLY LAST NIGHT.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=


Bob West has been to prison 5-thousand times.
He became a spiritual advisor to death row inmates in 1990. Over an eight-day period- -this week and next, he and his wife will watch four men go to their deaths.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:50:22
IN Q=

((WE DEVELOP A WARM FRIENDSHIP. LARRY STOUT, LAST NIGHT AS WE LEFT HIM...))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=



(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:50:28
IN Q=

((AS HE SHARES HIS LAST WORDS WITH US, HE SAYS, "BOB AND SARA, YOU'VE BEEN FAMILY." ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=



(/////SOT/////)
OUT= 2:10:10
IN Q=

((WHEN A MAN TELLS YOU THAT YOU'VE BECOME FAMILY, THEN IS IMMEDIATELY IS PUT TO DEATH I SUPPOSE THAT TAKES A PIECE OF YOU AWAY. ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=



(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:52:40
IN Q=

((OF COURSE. OF COURSE.))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=



(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:57:25
IN Q=

((THESE MEN NEED TO HAVE ONE PERSON WHO IS THERE BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM, AND WE'RE THERE BECAUSE WE'RE A FRIEND.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=


Capital killers can still choose the electric chair over lethal injection.
Joseph O'Dell is set to be executed Monday, and he says he wants to be electrocuted.
For some time West made a point of turning away as they pulled the switch on the electric chair, but he finally watched Timothy Spencer die by electrocution.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:02:05 * * * tape #2
IN Q=

((I THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE THE LAST ELECTROCUTION EVER, AND IT JUST SAID I OUGHT TO WATCH IT SO I CAN ANSWER FOR MYSELF IF IT'S CRUEL. AND? IT IS.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=and it is.

Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Lem Tuggle is scheduled to be executed tonight.
He is the last survivor of six men who escaped from Virginia's death row more than a decade ago.

Ward


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=Ward


A second chance is what Lord Botetourt's former head football coach is hoping for.
But that will have to happen after he spends more than a month behind bars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Yesterday, Andy Ward was sentenced to 40 days in jail.
Most of the punishment stems from a drunken driving conviction in March in which he initially received probation.
But since then, Ward received another D-U-I charge... and was caught driving on a suspended license.
He resigned amid the controversy a few weeks ago but at the time remained silent about his situation.
But after yesterday's hearing Ward talked about his future.
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SOT 17:08:23
IN Q=Plans are

((ANDY WARD/FORMER FOOTBALL COACH: PLANS ARE UP IN THE AIR RIGHT NOW. EVENTUALLY I'D LIKE TO STAY IN COACHING. HOPEFULLY THERE'S SOMEBODY OUT THERE THAT WILL GIVE ME THAT SECOND OPPORTUNITY TO PROVE THAT I AM A GOOD PERSON. I JUST MADE A FEW MISTAKES IN MY LIFE. ))
SUPER=01-Andy Ward/Former Football Coach;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=in my life
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VO-NAT


Ward also apologized to his friends, family, and students.... calling the past few weeks the most difficult period in his life.
Ward was suppose to start serving his jail time last night.
But he's free after entering an appeal.
His attorney, however, expects him to withdraw that appeal in the coming days.
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Puppyland


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A channel 10 reporter took the stand yesterday.
She was defending her allegedly libelous stories about Puppyland before a Roanoke jury.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Kris Loyd testified under oath for more than two hours- -reciting what she did to check out the claims of former Puppyland employees and customers.
Earlier in the day W-S-L-S T-V called former Puppyland employees who said they'd seen owner Chris Benson mistreat animals.... specifically muzzling dogs with tape or rope.
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SOT 19:12:42
IN Q=I was calling

((I WAS CALLING AROUND, CRAZY AS IT SOUNDS, TO FIND OUT WHAT WOULD BE STANDARD IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY, WOULD TAPING UP A DOG'S MOUTH OR TYING IT UP WITH ROPE BE CONSIDERED NORMAL. I MUST HAVE CALLED ABOUT 10 PLACES, AND THEY SAID ABSOLUTELY NOT.))
SUPER=01-Kris Loyd/WSLS-TV Reporter
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=absolutely not.
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VO-NAT


Her attorneys showed the jury a story Loyd had done that included a demonstration of proper dog grooming techniques.
Benson and Puppyland are suing Loyd and the T-V station for 10-million dollars, claiming her reports were maliciously false.
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Reynolds


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode


With less than a week until the special election to replace Virgil Goode in the State Senate the candidates are busily campaigning.
Yesterday, Democrats accused Republican Allen Dudley of
SS=Roscoe Reynolds

misrepresenting Roscoe Reynolds' record in the House of Delegates.
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VO-NAT


Dudley's ads claim that Reynolds voted against legislation that would have made it easier to prosecute drug kingpins.
Reynolds voted to carry the legislation over to another General Assembly session.
And supporters say they object to suggestions that Reynolds is soft on crime.
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SOT 00:06:10
IN Q=Roscoe was a prosecutor

((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG/D- MARTINSVILLE: ROSCOE WAS A PROSECUTOR FOR OVER 18 YEARS, WAS COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY FOR HENRY COUNTY. ONE THING YOU CAN SAY ABOUT ROSCOE IS THAT HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF FIGHTING CRIME.))
SUPER=@Armstrong;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=fighting crime.
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Dudley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=NONE


The jabs continued last night at a G-O-P news conference in Henry County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Governor Allen accused Reynolds of trying to cut millions in funding for the Governor's Opportunity Fund.
The program is used to lure industry to the commonwealth by awarding money to localities-- The money is then used to improve sites where businesses have agreed to locate.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=His opponent

((GEORGE ALLEN:HIS OPPONENT IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES VOTED TO CUT THIS 20- MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OPPORTUNITY FUND. ALLEN STOOD WITH ME. ALLEN DUDLEY STOOD WITH ME AND WE WERE ABLE TO EVENTUALLY, THANKS TO THE SENATE, GET IT RESTORED. ))
SUPER=@Allen; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=restored.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Reynolds


Reynolds denies trying to slash funding, accusing Republicans of misrepresenting his voting record.
Reynolds says he's always been, and will continue to be, a supporter of the Governor's Opportunity Fund.

Allen-Education


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Allen


A published report says Governor Allen will introduce an almost 30 million dollar package of new education spending today.
The package reportedly will include more than six and a half million dollars to test first-graders for reading problems.
Beginning in 19-98, Virginia students at four grade levels will be tested on new standards in math, English, science and history.
Some of the extra money is expected to pay for workbooks and other materials to help the students reach the higher standards.

Saudi-Arabia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The U-S may be planning possible air strikes against Iran for its role in the June bombing at a base in Saudia Arabia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Today's "Los Angeles Times" says Pentagon officials believe Shiite terrorists linked to Iran detonated the truck bomb that killed 19 servicemen.
Meanwhile, the commander of the base was cleared of responsibility in the bombing.
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Olympic-pic


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Prompted by the F-B-I's appeal for help in finding the Olympic park bomber, an Atlanta man has turned in a photo he says shows a man wearing a military style backpack.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;


Ted Miltiades (Mill-tee-EYE-dees) says he began going through his pictures after seeing the F-B-I news conference Monday asking for the public's help.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

(( HE HAS HIS BACK TO THE CAMERA BUT YOU SEE THE BACKPACK, HE'S GOT KHAKI- HITE TO KHAKI SHORTS, A DARK SHIRT, LOOKS LIKE IT'S BLACK, BROWN HAIR, AND LOOKS LIKE HE'S WEARING A HAT, AND HE'S A WHITE GUY BECAUSE YOU SEE HIS LEGS AND ARMS BECAUSE HE'S WEARING SHORTS." ))
SUPER=01-Ted Miltiades/Atlanta Businessman;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=
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VO-NAT


He says it took just a few minutes for an agent to show up at his door in Atlanta after he called Tuesday to report the picture.
The F-B-I says it's too early to say if the photo will help them.
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LAKE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President's Clinton's choice to head the C-I-A is running into some friction.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Key Senators yesterday criticized nominee Anthony Lake for keeping secret a deal to let Iran supply weapons to Bosnian Muslims.
Also, the Justice Department is investigating Lake for failing to sell off energy stocks as required under White House conflict of interest rules.
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Together


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=None

***ANCHOR TAG***
The relationship between a Roanoke matchmaking franchise and its corporate headquarters is no more.
Together Dating Service was not making enough money and lost its franchise yesterday.
But Company officials say current customers will not be abandoned.
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SOT=
IN Q=On Tuesday, Together dating
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday; :00
SUPER=01-John Byron/Franchise Owner; 07 quick
SUPER=@Eric1; :36
SUPER=01-Fran Stephanz/Better Business Bureau; 1:03
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q=ee, news 7


(( On Tuesday, Together dating service's doors were locked, but franchise owner John Byron told us he's not closing.
SOT 15:41:14 tape 1
IN Q=no we're not

((NO WE'RE NOT. YOU'RE NOT CLOSING? NO. NO PLANS TO CLOSE? NO. AND IT'S FULLY OPERATIONAL.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=reorganizing the place



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.

SOT 4:48:00
IN Q=no turn it off

((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"))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=that is not true


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.

SOT 5:37:19
IN Q=we've had a lot of problems

((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. ))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=what the public is getting


Late Wednesday, 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=Melanie
SS=none


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


P-Birth-Defects


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-44
GRAPHIC=premature births


Advances in technology have meant more and more premature infants are surviving.
(----------------)
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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:08:08
IN Q=We found

((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; :
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=for mental retardation.
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VO-NAT


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 are not sure whether Magnesium Sulfate will protect a full-term, full-size infant from retardation and cerebral palsy.
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5-Carrots


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-40
GRAPHIC=cancer research


British doctors say they've figured out how carrots fight cancer.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


They claim that the beta-carotene in carrots as well as other vegetables starts a chain reaction.
It stimulates a molecule, which in turn, helps the immune system pinpoint and kill cancer cells.
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(toss to bump)


P-Roanoke-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-46
GRAPHIC=shooting


One person is dead after a shooting spree in Northwest Roanoke last night.
Roanoke police estimate at least four shots were fired in the 25- hundred block of Centre Avenue.
When it was all over, one man was dead.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:04:40
IN Q=The original

((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-Stan Smith/Roanoke City Police;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=the scene
(----------------)
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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p-Ward


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-88 net-j
GRAPHIC=Andy Ward


The former head football coach at Lord Botetourt High School says he wants to put the past behind him.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Yesterday, 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 D-U-I charges on his record... and Ward resigned shortly after everything came to light.
Yesterday he offered an apology for his actions.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
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. ))
SUPER=01-Andy Ward/Former Football Coach
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=my students
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VO-NAT


Ward was ordered to start serving his jail time last night.
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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TRAFFIC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=reno


Attorney General Janet Reno made her first appearance at the U-S Supreme Court yesterday.
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VO-NAT


Reno argued that police should be able to order passengers out of the car during traffic stops, even if there's no indication they've done anything wrong.
Despite being the nation's top law enforcement official, the judges gave Reno no special treatment, repeatedly interrupting her argument.
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Nativity-Scene


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=None


Religious displays on public property have given lawmakers and judges headaches for years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But Governor Allen had absolutely NO qualms about letting a Fairfax woman set up a nativity scene and Hanukkah display in his waiting room.
In fact, he helped.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 06:54:32
IN Q=Believe it

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THIS IS ME ACTING WITHOUT ANY COUNSEL. I WAS JUST DOING WHAT I THOUGHT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. FINDING A SOLUTION.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=a solution.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The American Civil Liberties Union says allowing the nativity scene opens the public forum to free speech by any group -- even the American Nazi Party.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 06:52:17
IN Q=Let me tell

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: LET ME TELL YOU THIS. ANYBODY FROM THE AMERICAN NAZI PARTY WANTS TO HAVE A DISPLAY IN THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, THE ANSWER'S NO. AND WE REALLY DON'T EVEN CARE TO HAVE YOU IN HERE.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=in here.
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VO-NAT


The Governor says he will consider allowing an A-C-L-U display on the First Amendment next to his plastic nativity scene.
SUPER=03-Richmond/April 1996;


This year, Rita Warren was allowed to erect an Easter display in a State Capitol hall.
But for Christmas, a legislative committee turned her down after a three hour closed door session.
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Tech-Christmas


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 96-106)
GRAPHIC=Christmas


It is a busy time for Virginia Tech students.
Exams begin next week and the Orange Bowl and the holidays are just around the corner.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


But last night they took time to reach out to others.
They helped needy families pick out toys, gifts, and food at the Montgomery County Christmas Store.
This year it will make the holiday possible for 14- hundred needy families.
Organizers say the Tech helpers play a major role.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:51:26
IN Q=They're doing a

((JOYCE HENDRICKS/MONTGOMERY CO. CHRISTMAS STORE: THEY'RE DOING A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING. WE'VE GOT SOME OVER IN THE NURSERY HELPING OUT WITH THE KIDS. WE'VE GOT SOME HOSTING FAMILIES AROUND THE STORE-- SOME MOVING FOOD INTO THE FOOD BOXES. SO, THEY'RE HELPING OUT EVERYWHERE. ))
SUPER=01-Joyce Hendricks/Montgomery Co. Christmas Store;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=helping out everywhere
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VO-NAT


The Hokies also took time to sign autographs for their young fans-- who won't see these elves fly off to the North Pole, but to much warmer Miami for the Orange Bowl.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=news 7 sports, college basketball


In college basketball last night fourteenth-ranked Duke thumped Davidson 85-to-58.
For last night's scores let's check the boards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-j/VCU/79//S.W. Louisiana/59////W & L/73/j/Emory & Henry/78///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Iowa St.#6/74//Drake/50////Virginia Tech/82/j/Radford/84//Women/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Kansas#1/85//G. Washington/56///j/Michigan#5/76//St.

John's/61///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Duke#14/85//Davidson/58///j/Louisville/80//Dayton/67///;
RUNS=:28

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