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The man who nearly killed a sheriff's deputy is declared criminally insane. That's our lead story on NEWS-7.
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[V/O-NAT]
We also have an "exit interview" with University President Paul Torgersen.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, we will talk with retiring Fleming coach George Miller and one of his prized players. The Hot Stove has been getting stoked in the big leagues today.
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[VO-NAT]

And Frank Beamer is named the Walker Camp national coach of the year.
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So far, less than a half inch of rain has fallen but there is the threat of more tonight. Details ahead.
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((CAROLYN THOMPSON/DEPUTY'S MOTHER: WE ARE OUTRAGED AND BEWILDERED AS A RESULT OF WHAT'S HAPPENED HERE TODAY AND AS TO HOW THIS CASE WAS HANDLED.))
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[OUT Q=case was handled.]
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A man who nearly killed a Campbell County deputy last year will not go to prison for the crime, after a judge finds the defendant criminally insane.
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[Hawkins]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Three different doctors evaluated Allen Hawkins and all three agree Hawkins was insane the day he stabbed Deputy Rodney Thompson.
But Hawkins is also the son of a prominent Lynchburg attorney, and the victim's family is wondering whether that helped him in court today.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( 18 months after a near- fatal stabbing, Deputy Rodney Thompson watched his attacker escape prison time by pleading insanity.
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((DEP. RODNEY THOMPSON/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: I WOULD RATHER HAVE SEEN IT GO TO A JURY OF MY PEERS WHICH WOULD HAVE MADE IT EASIER TO ACCEPT. I NOR MY FAMILY HAVE ANY CLOSURE NOW IN REFERENCE TO THIS MATTER AND NOW SUBJECTED TO YEARLY REVIEWS.))
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Thompson's attacker.. 23- year- old Allen Hawkins.. is the son of local attorney David Hawkins.. so an outside prosecutor and judge were appointed to avoid any conflict of interest.
Thompson and his family hinted that Hawkins' legal connections made it easier for him to cop a plea of insanity.
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((CAROLYN THOMPSON/DEPUTY'S MOTHER: WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT SOMETHING CAUSED MR. HAWKINS TO ACT THE WAY HE DID AT THE TIME BUT WE'RE ALSO CONFIDENT, AS RODNEY'S FAMILY, THAT THIS WAS NOT SCHIZOPHRENIA.))
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[OUT Q=not schizophrenia.]


But psychologists disagree.. and Hawkins' attorney says justice HAS been served.
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((JOE SANZONE/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: YOU CAN'T JUST PUNISH PEOPLE BECAUSE YOU FEEL THAT THAT'S APPROPRIATE. BUT THE LAW MAKES JUDGMENTS AND DETERMINES FOR PEOPLE, AND IN HIS CASE, HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES OF HIS MENTAL ILLNESS FOR MANY YEARS IN THE FUTURE.))
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[OUT Q=in the future.]


Hawkins will now undergo 45 days of mental evaluation.
His attorney says it's unlikely he'll be released any time soon.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))


[DeMoranville]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tha]
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Investigators believe the plot to kill a Montgomery County Circuit judge was to have included the murders of two more people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/November 22;]


A grand jury on Friday indicted Christopher (Dee-more-ann-ville) DeMoranville for allegedly plotting to kill his parents.
DeMoranville was already in custody for allegedly trying to hire Derick Chapman to kill Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs.
No one was injured.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/September 18;]


Chapman was also indicted by the same grand jury last week.
Authorities say Chapman was planning to shoot Judge Grubbs in the head.
Both men remain behind bars.
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[Bus-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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A school bus accident in Pittsylvania County sent three children to the hospital with minor injuries tonight.
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It happened around four o'clock on Slateville Road near Chatham.
State police say the two school buses struck as they tried to pass each other, going in opposite directions.
The buses were dropping off kids from Blairs Middle School, Southside Elementary, Chatham High School and Central Middle School.
Three of the students were taken to Danville Regional Medical Center to be treated for "bumps and bruises," according to school officials.
State police are still on the scene investigating. Neither bus driver has been charged.
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[Allstate]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Allstate's restructuring is going to cost 130 people their jobs in Roanoke County.
But the company says it'll hire 300 new workers in the next year.
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Allstate announced a company-wide reorganization last month.
At the time, Allstate said nobody in Roanoke would get laid off.
But the company is sending one department's work to California.
254 people worked in that department.
A company vice president says 124 of those workers will get new jobs in Roanoke.
He says the rest either didn't want a different job or didn't qualify.
But he says Allstate will start hiring soon ... and will have 300 new employees by the end of 2000.
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[M'ville-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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The city of Martinsville says layoffs at Tultex won't mean a tax increase for residents THIS YEAR.
But next year is still up in the air.
An impact report issued by the city today says Tultex accounted for 35 percent of its water and sewage revenue.
It also made up six percent of the local tax paid to the city.
Officials expect to make that up by using unspent money in the school and city funds.

[Post-Office]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=chr]
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We've passed the busiest shopping day of the year, and now those heading to the post office today face the busiest MAIL day of the year.
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Kate Weidaw is in the heart of the Roanoke post office tonight.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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What a year it's been to say goodbye...
Straight ahead, we speak with Virginia Tech President Paul Torgersen, on his way out.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Metropolitan Opera celebrated a 60-th season of radio broadcasts.
But a local station didn't tune in - and faithful opera fans aren't happy.
We'll have the story.
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The government has assessed the cost of cleaning up the site of the old tannery in Salem.
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Court records indicate the E-P-A spent 356-thousand dollars removing toxic substances from the site behind West Salem Plaza.
Since the tannery was shut down in the 70's, the property had been used by Hercules, New Jersey Zinc and Mohawk Rubber for salvaging lead from industrial batteries.
The E-P-A says the soil became contaminated by lead as batteries were busted open on the ground.
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One of the buildings on the 16-acre site still holds tire molds from Mohawk.
The government has reached agreement with Yokohama- -Mohawk's successor- -Viacom- -successor to Jersey Zinc- -and Hercules to pay for the clean up.
Sterling Minter, the owner of the property, is named in the complaint but is not a party to it.
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A total of 19 people have indicated they're interested in heading up the Lynchburg fire department.
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Today was the deadline for applications for outgoing chief Fred Mills' job.
Mills announced in September the job was taking too much of his time away from his family and he wanted to return to the job of battalion chief.
He's continuing to serve as fire chief until a replacement is hired.
City officials hope to have someone on board by spring.
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A mixed bag on Wall Street today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow slipped 32 points.
But Nasdaq climbed 38 to another record close.
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[Torgersen]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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As president of Virginia Tech, Paul Torgersen routinely works seven days a week.
But those days will soon come to an end.
Torgersen is retiring and will finally be able to spend more time playing tennis.
But as Teresa Hamilton reports, Torgersen will still be connected to the university.
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((PAUL TORGERSEN/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT: EXCITEMENT IS A GOOD WORD, AND JUST A LITTLE APPREHENSION TOO BECAUSE IT's SOMETHING I HAVEN'T DONE IN MY WHOLE LIFE.))
In less than three weeks-- Paul Torgersen will have the opportunity to play a lot more tennis. But don't expect Tech's 14th president to leave the drill field and hokie stone far behind.
Torgersen intends to continue teaching in the engineering department.
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((I ENJOY TEACHING, I'VE TOLD PEOPLE HALF SERIOUSLY, AT LEAST HALF SERIOUSLY, THAT IT'S THE ONE HOUR OF THE DAY I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING AND IT'S REWARDING IT REALLY IS.))
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In fact, Torgersen has been teaching every semester since becoming president in January of 1994... a job he secured after serving twice as interim president.
As far as his accomplishments, Torgersen says academics have always been his priority.
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((THE LATEST U-S NEWS AND WORLD REPORT RANKINGS...WE'VE ADVANCED FROM 40TH OF MAJOR PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES, WHICH IS IN THE TOP PERCENTILE, FROM 40TH TO 28TH, THAT'S VERY IMPRESSIVE.))
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Torgersen's other accomplishments are also impressive.
While president, Torgersen has been a leader in terms of fundraising.
And while the job has been rewarding watching as new buildings sprout up-- it's also been exhausting.
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((IF SOMETHING HAPPENS WITH A STUDENT YOU WORRY ABOUT IT...RECENTLY AT THE BOSTON COLLEGE GAME THEY TOOK DOWN THE GOAL POSTS THAT MADE ME TERRIBLY NERVOUS, YOU'RE THE DESIGNATED WORRIER AND YOU CAN'T ESCAPE THAT.))
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That job will soon be up to Torgersen's replacement, Charles Steiger.
As far as leaving-- Torgersen says he could not have chosen a better time considering the university is not only nationally recognized in terms of academics but also athletics. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg.))


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The decision of a local radio station to drop a weekly broadcast from its line-up is raising a chorus of complaints.
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The executive director of Opera Roanoke, Bill Krause says he has been fielding complaints since WVTF dropped the Metropolitan Opera.
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The Met began its 60th season of radio broadcasts two weeks ago,
And longtime listeners say they were astounded by the station's decision.
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((TYLER PUGH/OPERA SUPPORTER: I THINK THEY ARE MAKING A BIG MISTAKE. I THINK THAT THEY ARE LOOKING AT THEIR BROADCAST AS A COMMERCIAL STATION WOULD LOOK AT IT, WHERE THEY HAVE TO SELL EVERY MINUTE TO THE MOST POPULAR PROGRAM AND THAT'S NOT THE REASON PEOPLE SUPPORT PUBLIC RADIO.))
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[OUT Q=support public radio.]
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[VO-NAT]


Opera supporters are hoping the radio station will reconsider. WVTF station manager Steve Mills was unavailable for comment this afternoon.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, Frank Beamer wins a national coaching honor. Danny Ainge calls it quits in the desert.
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And another coaching icon in this valley says so long, but not before one of his players makes a huge statement on the state level.
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[S-Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Earlier this month Frank Beamer was named the Big East conference's coach of the year, and today he picks up the first of what could be many national honors.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Beamer has been named the Walter Camp Football Foundation's coach of the year. The winningest coach in Tech history led the Hokies to their first ever 11-and-0 season this year, and of course that upcoming trip to the Sugar Bowl. Tonight he is in New York City, delivering the keynote speech for the Heisman trophy awards dinner at the Downtown Athletic Club.
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Beamer, who is 53, is in his 13th season as Tech's head coach. He will receive the honor on February 5th at Yale.


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Like Beamer, Bowden and many of his players have been traveling around the country to numerous banquets and awards shows in the past couple of weeks.
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[SUPER=04-1999 Season; :00]

Bowden says that has made it difficult for his team to hold a true full tilt workout. Plus, he has had to sandwich practice around the Seminoles exam schedule. Bowden will know on December 22nd if any of his players are academic casualties. He also is varying his practice routine this year because he thought the Noles looked sluggish against Tennessee last year.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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He makes a good point. It will be over 40 days between Florida State's regular season finale and the game with Tech.

[S-Fleming]


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One of Friday Football Extra's players of the week from the just completed season has picked up yet another deserving and prestigious honor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Wednesday; :00]

William Fleming's Jermaine Hardy, has been named Group Three A's defensive player of the year by the Virginia High School Coaches Association. Hardy, who is a senior, has now made all-district, all-region, and all-state.
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((JERMAINE HARDY/GROUP AAA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:))
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[OUT Q=...MY OPTIONS."]
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[VO NAT CON'T]
[SUPER=04-Last Night;]

Hardy's coach George "Kila" Miller, who is retiring after spending five years as the Colonels' head coach and over 25 years in athletics, honored his final team at Fleming's Fall sports banquet last night. The Colonels' coaching staff and the school's Student Government Association also took time to say thanks to the "Kila".
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((GEORGE MILLER/RETIRING FLEMING HEAD COACH:))
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[S-Ainge]


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The sun set on Danny Ainge's coaching career today as he unexpectedly resigned as the head coach of the Phoenix Suns.

Ainge says the reason is simple - he's been neglecting the needs of his family.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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Scott Skiles, his top assistant takes over as head coach of the team.


[S-Trade]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=None]
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There was a four team trade in the big leagues today involving a couple of players with ties to the Salem Avalanche.
[GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE]

Pitcher Jamey Wright was traded from the Rockies to the Milwaukee Brewers today, while Justin Miller, who was in Salem last season compiling a 1 and 2 record was traded to the A's.
[GRAPHIC=MLB]

The Devil Rays, Brewers, A's, and Rockies make up the clubs in baseball's first four team deal in 22 years. The big player moving the deal is third baseman Vinny Castillo who ends up in Tampa Bay.

[S-Clontz]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
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Former Hokie and Patrick County native Brad Clontz is on the move.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are trading the reliever to Arizona.
Clontz spent most of the summer with the Pirates. The right hander was one and three with two saves and a two-point-74 ERA.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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'Tis the season... for holiday giving - for many, anyway.
But for several people in our area - that's hard to do, especially this year.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Newsroom]


Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom with details.
[Live= Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Jean1]


Keith, in the past few months we've brought you news of several layoffs.
Some of the hardest hit are textile workers.
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[vo-nat]
But in Southside - charities and communities are rallying to make sure the families of those who have been left jobless will still have gifts for Christmas.
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[Live= Full/Newsroom]


We'll tell you how, tonight
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Newsroom]

on News 7 at 11. Keith?



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