[7E-Cardwell]

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The record keeps growing in Virginia, after the state executed its 13th death row inmate last night.
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[VO-NAT]


Kevin Cardwell was pronounced dead shortly after nine.
Before he died, Cardwell issued a final statement, calling the execution's witnesses "sick people".
Outside the Greensville Correctional Center, about 100 death penalty opponents protested the execution.
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[7S-Death-Row]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#98-72 58:13]
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Another man on death row may have tried to take his own life this week.
That's according to Virginia prison officials-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sussex Co./File Tape;]


who say the unidentified inmate was found unconscious in his cell Tuesday at the new Sussex Correctional Center.
He was treated and released from the hospital.
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


It's being investigated as a possible drug overdose and a possible suicide attempt.

[7E-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-79 4:06]
[GRAPHIC=NBA Lockout]


Championship banners still hang from the rafters- reminders of a happier time.
But there may not be an N-B-A champion this year.
The league is still on strike -- team owners and the players' union bargained yesterday for the first time in almost two weeks.
As Tina Tenret reports, some of the N-B-A's glory may get lost in the lockout.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Cave Spring Junior High]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Adam Trumbower/Eighth Grade; :30]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Rutherford/High School Senior; :43]
[SUPER=07-Pete Osborne; 1:12]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:35]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke County]

(( The Cave Spring Junior High Squires are beating the Northside Norsemen.
The fans are out, the pace is fast, spirit's high.
The players' reward?
Two points and a shot of school pride.
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[NATSOT]
((NAT SOT APPLAUSE))

[RUNS:05]
So what do these guys think about the NBA lockout?
More than 200 pro games cancelled so far, as players battle owners for more money.
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[SOT 16:05:47]
[IN Q=I think they]

((ADAM TRUMBOWER/EIGHTH GRADE: I THINK THEY SHOULD JUST FIGURE IT OUT SOMEHOW. IT'S PRETTY WEIRD THEY'RE SO GREEDY OVER ALL THAT MONEY WHEN THEY ALREADY HAVE IT.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=already have it]


Grab a seat at a high school game, and these women will tell you the NBA men have it all wrong.
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[SOT 16:41:14]
[IN Q=Usually I feel like]

((SARAH RUTHERFORD/HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR: USUALLY I FEEL LIKE WOMEN PLAY BECAUSE THEY WANT TO PLAY. THE WNBA DON'T GET PAID TOO MUCH. AND THE ABL HAVEN'T REACHED THOSE LEVELS TO WHERE THAT'S THE REASON THEY'RE PLAYING. THEY'RE PLAYING BECAUSE THEY LOVE IT AND WANT TO GET OUT THERE AND PLAY BASKETBALL.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=basketball]
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[NAT SOT]
((nat sot from Hooter's))

[RUNS:05]
Final stop of the night: a local bar, where college basketball and NFL football fill in for the NBA.
No one seems to miss it.
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[SOT 20:10:04]
[IN Q=When football]

((PETE OSBORNE: WHEN FOOTBALL'S OVER WITH, PEOPLE MIGHT MISS IT. BUT RIGHT NOW AS FAR AS PUBLIC OPINION, I DON'T THINK ANYONE REALLY MISSES IT ALL. IT'S TWO GREEDY SIDES GOING AT EACH OTHER.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=each other]


So has this sunk the game's image?
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[SOT 16:04:59]
[IN Q= I think so]

((I THINK SO CONSIDERING THE STRIKE IN BASEBALL IN 1994. THAT HURT IT PRETTY BAD SO I THINK THE SAME WILL HAPPEN IN BASKETBALL.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=HAPPEN IN BASKETBALL.]
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[SOT 17:47:15]
[IN Q=So if you're]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: SO IF YOU'RE A DIEHARD BASKETBALL FAN FRUSTRATED BY THE N-B-A LOCKOUT REMEMBER YOU CAN STILL CATCH YOUR LOCAL TEAM. THESE GUYS PLAY FOR THE FUN OF IT. TINA TENRET NEWS7 ROANOKE COUNTY.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=Roanoke COunty]))


[7E-Parade]


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[WRITER=ame]
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Vinton became a city of lights last night-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


as the town hosted its annual Christmas parade.
While the warm temperatures didn't feel much like Christmas...the lights, carols and smiling faces couldn't help but put spectators in the holiday spirit.
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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast..
Partly sunny today, with some light winds. Possible record highs again in the low to mid-70s.
Some clouds overnight, with lows in the lower-50s.
The extended forecast calls for more sunshine and warm temperatures...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 12/5/98
Saturday:
Twins!
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[SUPER=130-43/Tenny Rhodes/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-10/Michelle Ayers/Lexington]



[SUPER=130-10/Miguel Matos/Salem]



[SUPER=130-40/Pamela Atkinson/Roanoke]


Anniversary:
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[SUPER=130-8/Nikki Perdue/Salem]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-3/Megan Mooring/Blue Ridge]



[SUPER=131-11/Lyndsey Elliot/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-64/Mac Hawthorne/Elliston]



[SUPER=131-/Cynthia Jordan/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Virginia Hurd/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-72/Charles Yingling, Jr./Salem]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Hazel & Bernice Sizemore/Danville]


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A Collinsville man could spend more than 20 years behind bars for shooting a man dead in the parking lot of the Stanley Furniture plant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./April;]


Philip Grady Boatman was convicted yesterday of second degree murder for the April death of Daniel Mussleman.
The prosecution argued Boatman was jealous over an affair his estranged wife was having with the victim.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The jury recommended 23-year prison term.
Formal sentencing is set for February.






[45-5-Poindexter]


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A medical examiner's report shows Derek Poindexter was trying to swallow cocaine when a Roanoke policeman hit him with pepper spray.
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[VO-NAT]


Relatives believed he might have had a cough drop in his mouth.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 24]


But test results indicate what he spit out was cocaine.
And the official cause of death is acute cocaine poisoning.
Poindexter's family is asking the state A-C-L-U chapter to look into the case.
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[45S-Porch-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=98-71 52:24]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


The National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health says the Roanoke fire department could do more to make conditions safer for its firefigthers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 11]


It investigated a fire that burned a vacant Campbell Avenue home last summer.
Part of the porch collapsed and hurt two firefighters, one of them seriously.
The report says the fire department should have a safety officer on the scene of major fires.
And it should provide firefighters with more training on building collapses.
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[45S-Emergency-Training]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-68 1:14:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You never know when disaster can strike so Danville officials are learning to strike back first.
Christy Hubley tells us about Danville's mock disaster training.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There's no disaster in Danville]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gordon Barwell/Viginia Emergency Services; :24]
[SUPER=04-September 1996; :40]
[SUPER=01-A. Ray Griffin/Danville City Manager; :54]
[SUPER=@Christy2; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]

(( There's no disaster in Danville, but city employees are pretending the region is under a state of emergency.
From the emergency operations center in the basement of city hall, people are manning the phones... [NATS (of guy on phone)] [RUNS:05] ...and monitoring weather radar.
This training is designed by Virginia's department of emergency services.
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[SOT 1:24:25-:41]
[IN Q=It's tailored specifically]

((GORDON BARWELL/VA EMERGENCY SERVICES: IT'S TAILORED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE NEEDS OF THE CITY OF DANVILLE. IT TAKES ABOUT 5 MONTHS TO DEVELOP AND IT CAN'T BE USED ANYWHERE ELSE BECAUSE WE HAVE DONE EXACTLY WHAT DANVILLE WANTS US TO DO AND DESIGNED A COURSE THAT WILL HIGHLIGHT THEIR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=emergency management plan.]


Danville is no stranger to natural disaster.
In September 1996, Hurricane Fran put the city's emergency management plan to a real-life test.
Many of these trainees responded then and are ready to respond in the future.
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[SOT 1:30:15-:27]
[IN Q=Like any fine silver]

((A. RAY GRIFFIN/DANVILLE CITY MANAGER: LIKE ANY FINE SILVER OR BRASS THEY NEED POLISHING FROM TIME TO TIME. THIS TRAINING IS AN ATTEMPT TO POLISH OURSELVES TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE AS GOOD AS WE CAN BE.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=as we can be.]
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[SOT 1:28:18-:30]
[IN Q=The benefit to the city]

((GORDON BARWELL/VA EMERGENCY SERVICES: THE BENEFIT TO THE CITY OF DANVILLE IS THAT WE'RE DOING THIS WITHOUT A REAL EMERGENCY THAT SHOULD ONE OCCUR LATER ON, NEXT WEEK, NEXT YEAR, THE PLAN WILL HAVE BEEN TESTED, THE PEOPLE EXERCISED AND FAMILIAR WITH THEIR ROLES.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=with their roles.]
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[VO-NAT]


A bit of insurance when the people of Danville will need it most.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast--
Partly sunny and mild today, with highs in the low to mid 70s.
Variable cloudiness overnight, with lows only cooling into the lower 50s.
The four day outlook stays dry through the weekend, but turns wet and cooler by Monday.
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[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=98-63 2:00:25]
[GRAPHIC=Va Death Penalty]


The number of executions in Virginia this year climbed to 13 last night--
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[VO-NAT]


Kevin Cardwell was pronounced dead shortly after nine.
Before he died, Cardwell issued a final statement, calling the execution's witnesses "sick people".
Outside the Greensville Correctional Center, about 100 death penalty opponents protested the execution.
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[8S-Death-Row]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-72 58:13]
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Meanwhile, another death row inmate MIGHT have attempted suicide this week.
State prison officials
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sussex Co./File Tape;]


say the unidentified inmate was found unconscious in his cell Tuesday at the new Sussex Correctional Center.
He was treated and released from the hospital.
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


It's being investigated as a possible drug overdose and a possible suicide attempt.

[8-5-Boatman]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#598-30 1:49:00]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A 23- year prison sentence is what the jury recommends for the Collinsville man who fatally shot another man in the Stanley Furniture parking lot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./April;]


Philip Grady Boatman was convicted yesterday of second degree murder for the April death of Daniel Mussleman.
The prosecution argued Boatman was jealous over an affair his estranged wife was having with the victim.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Boatman's formal sentencing is set for February.






[8-5-Poindexter]


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A medical examiner's report should resolve the controversy over the death of Derek Poindexter, who died after a Roanoke police officer hit him with pepper spray.
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[VO-NAT]


Relatives believed he may have had a cough drop in his mouth.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 24]


But test results indicate what he spit out was cocaine.
And the official cause of death is acute cocaine poisoning.
Poindexter's family is asking the state A-C-L-U chapter to look into the case.
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[8S-Bad-drivers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=khu]
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Chronic "bad" drivers are the new targets of Roanoke police--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Valley's police and prosecutors outlined the plan to put extra teams of police officers on the street in search of those people who don't know or SAY they don't know they have chronically dangerous driving habits.
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[SOT 9:49:45]
[IN Q=The grant will]

((THIS GRANT WILL ALLOW THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO TARGET THIS GROUP AS OPPOSED TO JUST A PART OF THEIR ROUTINE DUTIES.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Caldwell/Roanoke Commonwealth's Atty.]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=routine duties.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The 30-thousand dollar grant will pay overtime to state and local police officers to work weekends to locate habitual offenders.

[8E-Christmas-Trees]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=98-64 1:28:39]
[GRAPHIC=Tree Sales]


The recent warm weather is apparently "cooling off" Christmas tree sales.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Lots around Roanoke are stocked.
Tree vendors say the warm weather is keeping Christmas-tree buyers from getting into the right frame of mind.
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[SOT 19:49]
[IN Q=nobody's]

((THOMPSON: NOBODY'S IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT. I'M HERE PUTTING SUNTAN LOTION ON SO I WON'T GET A SUNBURN. ))
[SUPER=01-Prince Thompson/Seasonal Stuff Tree Lot;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=SUNBURN]
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[VO-NAT]


The tree-selling season doesn't usually pick up until it gets closer to the holiday.
But this year it's off to an even slower start than usual.
And tree-sellers have had to dump some of their trees because they're getting too much sun.
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[SOT 40:49]
[IN Q=i went]

((NEWTON: I WENT THROUGH THE LOT AND PULLED OUT ALL THE TREES THAT WERE DRYING OUT. THIS IS SOMETHING YOU CAN'T PASS ON TO THE CUSTOMER.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Newton/Tree Land;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=the customer]
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[VO-NAT]


Tree sellers are now taking extra precautions to make sure their trees don't dry out.
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[8WEATHER]


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Shifting gears now to weather--
Expect partly sunny skies today, with a westerly breeze.
Highs climbing into the low to mid 70s.
Variable cloudiness overnight, as lows fall into the lower 50s.
And the weekend outlook is partly to mostly sunny, with pleasant highs.
The forecast is calling for showers to develop by Monday.
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