[Microsoft]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Microsoft]


A federal judge may decide as early as today whether Microsoft will be split up into separate companies.
Attorneys for the software giant filed a response yesterday to the government's break- up plan.
In the filing, Microsoft's lawyers criticized the Justice Department for not correcting what the company says were defects in the plan.
U-S District Judge Thomas Jackson ruled in April that Microsoft violated anti- trust laws.
Whatever the judge decides, Microsoft says it'll appeal.

[11Chase-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-19 23:20]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


The Franklin county teenager who sped away from police and caused a fatal accident spent the night in jail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Police say 18 year old Josh Fralin had been drinking when he led an officer on a high speed chase, then veered off the road into a ditch.
His 16 year old passenger died.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Legal Scales]


Fralin is charged with two felonies-- manslaughter and failing to stop for police.
He's in jail without bond until a hearing Friday.

[Evangel-Church]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-11]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Evangel Foursquare Church in Roanoke is wanting to build a new church and day care center in Roanoke County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT tape #1]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

But last night during a public hearing on the proposal residents were saying not in my neighborhood. Many are concerned the proposed site at the intersection of Franklin Road and Indian Grave Road will not be able to handle the extra traffic caused by the church.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:49:14 TAPE #2]
[IN Q=the road]

((MICHELLE BERRY/CLEARBROOK RESIDENT: THE ROAD IS NOT IN GOOD CONDITION THERE ARE CRACKS IN THE SIDE OF THE ROAD THE DRAIN DITCH DOES NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO HANDLE THE RAIN WATER.))
[SUPER=01-Michelle Berry/Clearbrook Resident]
[RUNS=8]
[OUT Q=rain water.]
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[VO-NAT]

Church officials say they would help pay for some road repairs. Others were concerned about what the church would do with the extra land. Out of the 42 point 6 acres only 6 acres will be taken up by the church.
[SOT 21:00:08 TAPE #2]
[INQ=The reason]

((CHRISTOPHER STICKROD/ASSISTANT PASTOR: THE REASON WE SAY WE ONLY WANT TO DEVELOP WHERE THE BUILDINGS ARE BECAUSE WE WANT TO USE THE REST OF THE AREAS AS A PLACE TO WORSHIP, ENJOY NATURE.))
[SUPER=01-Christopher Stickrod/Assistant Pastor]
[RUNS=16]
[OUTQ=enjoy nature.]



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[VO-NAT TAPE #3]

The Roanoke County Planning Commission voted unanimously to pass a favorable vote to the Board of Supervisors who will look at the proposal in two weeks.
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[11Gun-Locks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC52:38]
[GRAPHIC=Gun Safety]


The Roanoke Police Department is hoping to change recent statistics.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Figures show an average of 14 kids are killed everyday by guns.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The Roanoke Police Department and the National Sports Shooting Foundation hope to lower that number.
Over the next nine days... police will be giving away 15- hundred gun safety locks.
The devices are provided by the foundation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:24:14]
[IN Q=Our ultimate ]

((BUTCH STEAHLY/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.: OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO SAVE LIVES, REALLY CHILDREN'S LIVES, BECAUSE YOU READ TOO MUCH ABOUT CHILDREN DYING BY GETTING A HOLD OF A GUN AND THAT'S WHAT THIS IS FOR.))
[SUPER=01-Butch Steahly/Roanoke Police Department;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=is for.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


To receive a safety device-- you must sit through a short presentation on gun safety.
It's being offered between seven and nine P-M at the Villa Heights Recreation Center tomorrow.
Three other programs are also scheduled in the coming days.
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[11Crystal-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-18]
[GRAPHIC=Water Quality]


Roanoke City's Crystal Spring water source is turned off until a new filtration system can be built to treat the water.
A test of the raw water at that plant showed coliform bacteria.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


None of the treated drinking water had any traces of e-coli.
The multi-million dollar filtration system is scheduled to be built in the next 18 months.
The Crystal Spring plant supplies 20-percent of the city's water, mainly to South and Southwest Roanoke.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, new information this morning on heart healthy carbohydrates.

Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM YOU MIGHT THINK THE HEART HEALTHIEST DIET IS ONE LOW IN FAT AND HIGH IN CARBOHYDRATES- BUT A NEW STUDY SAYS THATS NOT ALWAYS THE CASE.

VT=VO

THE STUDY IN THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION SHOWS WOMEN WHO EAT LOTS OF WHAT ARE CALLED SIMPLE CARBOHYDRATES MAY ACTUALLY LOWER THEIR HDL OR GOOD CHOLESTEROL AND RAISE THEIR RISK OF HEART DISEASE. IT ALL BOILS DOWN TO HOW QUICKLY THE CARBOHYDRATES ARE DIGESTED- THE SLOWER THE BETTER. SLOWER- AND THEREFORE HEART HEALTHIER CARBOS INCLUDE GRAPEFRUIT, PEACHES, MILK, BEANS, AND APPLES. SOME CARBOS THAT MAY LOWER THE GOOD CHOLESTEROL INCLUDE TABLE SUGAR, HONEY, CORN FLAKES, AND BAKED POTATOES.

VT=VO

A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SHOWS CALCIUM IN ARTERIES IS A POWERFUL PREDICTOR OF YOUR RISK OF A HEART ATTACK.THE STUDY FOLLOWED MORE THAN 100 THOUSAND MEN AND WOMEN FOR 30 YEARS AND FOUND THOSE WHO HAD CALCIUM DETECTED ON ROUTINE CHEST XRAYS WERE AT HIGHER RISK TO DEVELOP CHOLESTEROL BLOCKAGES LATER IN LIFE.THERE ARE NOW SPECIAL CAT SCAN MACHINES WHICH CAN DETECT CALCIUM IN HEART ARTERIES BEFORE YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF HEART DISEASE.

VT=VO

AND FINALLY- HAVE YOU EVER HAD A BABY WITH COLIC? THAT NON-STOP AIR RAID SIREN CRYING CAN GET OLD AWFULLY QUICK. WELL RESEARCHERS IN THE JOURNAL PEDIATRICS LOOKED ATA VARIETY OF COLIC CURES INCLUDING MESSAGE AND VIBRATING CRIBS. THEIR CONCLUSION- NOTHING WORKS- EXCEPT TIME. BABIES WILL OUTGROW COLIC ON THEIR OWN WHEN THEY ARE GOOD AND READY.AND THEY'VE LET US KNOW WHO'S BOSS.
ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Kmc/Afr]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The suspect in a Roanoke boardinghouse fire that killed six people will be back in court today.
Yesterday, prosecutors said Brian Jackson played a part in planning the Church Avenue fire.
Jay Clements testified that Jackson paid a crack addict to buy gasoline that was used to set the blaze.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Police in Kansas and Missouri are investigating the serial killings of women linked to a man who allegedly used the on- line name "slavemaster".
Five women's bodies were found stuffed inside barrels.
56- year- old John Robinson is in jail on five million dollars' bond.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


And contract negotiations are stalled between Celanese and its workers' union.
Celanese has put its final offer on the table , but the union is urging its one-thousand members to vote it down next week.
At issue....workers say there aren't enough of them to keep up with production.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, June 7th .
[ANCHOR=Andrew]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[11Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC38:02]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]



The trial continues today for a man charged in a Roanoke boardinghouse fire that killed 6 people two years ago.
Yesterday, prosecutors said Brian Jackson played a part in planning the Church Avenue fire.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


His lawyers told a Roanoke jury they don't know who set the rooming house fire two years ago, but it wasn't the 22-year old Patrick Henry High School graduate.
A man described as his "running buddy," Jay Clements, says otherwise.
Clements testified that Jackson paid a crack addict called T-Bird to buy gasoline that was used to fuel the fire.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:00:00]
[IN Q=Brian had gave]

((BRIAN HAD GAVE T-BIRD THE CRACK AND A COUPLE OF DOLLARS TO BUY THE GAS. BRIAN SAID HE WANTED THE HOUSE BURNED DOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Michael "Jay" Clements/Arson Co-Defendant]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=burned down.]
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
Clements is serving a 25-year sentence for arson.
The defense undermined his testimony by reciting different versions of what Clements has told others.
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[11Bodies-Found]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Authorities say a man who met women over the Internet is a suspect in five murders.
Three female bodies were found stuffed inside barrels in Missouri.
The other two women were discovered in Kansas.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Linn Co., KS;]


The barrels were in a storage locker and a field belonging to 56-year-old John Robinson, who is considered a suspect.
Officials have NOT yet identified the victims.
But they are all linked to Robinson, who allegedly used the name "slavemaster" to start on- line sexual relationships with women.
Robinson hasn't been charged, but is being held on five- million- dollars' bail.
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[Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Football star Ray Lewis took the stand yesterday as a key prosecution witness to the two murders in Atlanta last Super Bowl Sunday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;]


Earlier this week, murder charges against the linebacker were dropped in a plea bargain.
That was in exchange for his testimony against friends Reginald Oakley and Joseph Sweeting, who are on trial for double murder.
Lewis says the street brawl began with an exchange of foul language, then escalated from there.
He later told jurors that Sweeting implied he'd used a knife in the fight.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:29:12 ]
[IN Q=He had this knife]

((RAY LEWIS/PROSECUTION WITNESS: HE HAD THIS KNIFE IN HIS HAND LIKE THIS, THE BLADE WASN'T OUT. HE HAD THE KNIFE LIKE THIS AND I SAID, "DAMN MAN. WHAT HAPPENED?" HE SAID, "EVERY TIME THEY HIT ME, I HIT THEM." ))
[SUPER=01-Ray Lewis/Prosecution Witness;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=i HIT THEM.]
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[VO-NAT]


While Lewis' plea agreement cleared him of murder charges, he did plead guilty to obstructing justice.
He'll be on probation for one year.
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[11Celanese]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC1:44:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Contract negotiations between Celanese and its workers' union are at a deadlock.
Celanese has put it's final offer on the table and the union is urging its one-thousand members to vote it down next week.
Marya Jones explains why.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Celanese union workers]
[SUPER=03-Narrows; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nedra Atwood/Celanese Worker; :16]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :22]
[SUPER=01-Sandie Setzer/Celanese Worker; :31 QUICK!]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Giles County.]


(( Celanese union workers spent the day rallying outside the union hall, waving the signs of their discontent... and soliciting honks of support from passersby.
(/////SOT/////)

[NATSOUND: HONKING 4:35 - :37] ((NATSOUND HONKING.))
[RUNS= :02]


About two weeks away from the end of their present contract with Celco, workers are unhappy with the new one being offered.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:18 - :23]

((NEDRA ATWOOD: I'VE BEEN HERE FOR 34 YRS AND THE WORST I'VE EVER ENCOUNTERED.))
[RUNS= :05]


Nedra Atwood and her coworkers say they're not complaining about money ... but staffing levels at the plant that they say can't keep up with production.
It's resulted in frequent mandatory overtime shifts for workers.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 8:16 - :20]

((SANDY SETZER/WORKER: YOU HAVE NO CHOICE. YOU'RE TOLD EITHER YOU WORK OR GO OUT THE GATE.))
[RUNS= :04]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:00 - :17]

((NEDRA ATWOOD/WORKER: PEOPLE CAN NOT WORK THREE OR FOUR SHIFTS A WEEK, 16 HOURS, AND NOT HAVE IT WORK ON THEIR SAFETY FACTORS AT THEIR JOBS, WHICH WE'VE ALREADY SEEN WITH OUR SAFETY RECORD. WE'VE HAD MORE INJURIES THIS YEAR THAN THE WHOLE TOTAL OF LAST YEAR. ))
[RUNS= :17]


Celco officials say they've made their third and final offer ... one that's competitive with contracts at other area plants.
They call it a significant improvement over previous contracts.
But union workers out rallying say without more improvements, they may abandon the bargaining table for the picket line.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:34 - :41]

(( I'M SORRY BUT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO HIT 460...WE DON'T WANT TO, BUT THAT'S ALL THAT WE'VE GOT LEFT TO US.))
[RUNS= :07]
(/////SOT/////)

[SU] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: THE CURRENT CONTRACT BETWEEN CELANESE AND ITS UNION MEMBERS EXPIRES JUNE 19TH. WORKERS SAY IF THEY CAN'T REACH AN AGREEMENT BEFORE THEN, A STRIKE MAY NOT BE FAR BEHIND. MARYA JONES, NEWS 7, GILES COUNTY.))
[RUNS= :10]))



[Love-Bug]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=The Internet]


There's a new computer virus to watch out for-- Experts say it's similar to the "Love Bug" virus, but this one targets cell phones with text capabilities.
Three leading anti- virus firms say the virus was ceated to target a Spanish- based cell phone network.
Security officials say the Spanish virus could be easily altered to attack millions of pagers and cell phones worldwide.

[11Tobacco-Settlement]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-08]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco-Settlement]


Virginia's spending ten percent of its tobacco settlement money to try to keep kids from smoking.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But by its eighth meeting, the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation is still NOT sure how to spend 400 million dollars to get that message out.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:10:16]
[IN Q=Let's be]

((CHERYL WISE/ANTI-SMOKING ADVOCATE: LET'S BE EXAMPLES... SHOW SOMEONE LIKE MY HUSBAND THAT'S ON AN I-V EVERYDAY...LET'S USE THEM AS EXAMPLES.))
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Wise/Anti-Smoking Advocate;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=them as examples.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Health advocates and a tobacco company executive went head to head.
A Brown and Williamson vice president says health messages don't get through to teens.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:36:32]
[IN Q=They listen]

((CORKY NEWTON/BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO: THEY LISTEN TO WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN 20 OR 30 YEARS DOWN THE ROAD... BUILD SOCIAL SKILLS.))
[SUPER=01-Corky Newton/Brown & Williamson Tobacco;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=social skills.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The commission finally allocated its first half million dollars yesterday.
It will go to continue A-B-C agent sting operations on stores that sell tobacco.
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[11Adult-Home]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-12]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Narrows assisted care facility is shutting down... sending residents in search of new accommodations.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Narrows;]


24 residents at MacArthur House will have to find new housing or move in with family.
Princeton Memorial Hospital in West Virginia owns the home.
It says it's losing about 20-thousand dollars a month maintaining the old building.
(///// SOT /////)
[BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=We don't like ]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Smith/Hospital President; :00 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Pam McDaniel/MacArthur Home Resident; :07]
[SOT 14:18 - :23]

((PATRICK SMITH/HOSPITAL PRESIDENT: WE DON'T LIKE DOING THIS. THIS IS NOT EASY FOR US. BUT IT'S A NECESSARY EVIL IN THE BUSINESS.))
[sot 7:24 - :34]

((PAM MCDANIEL/RESIDENT: WE HAVE A JOKE GOING ON AROUND HERE... I'VE GOT AN ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR. I SAID, WELL, IF THEY LOCK THE DOORS, I'M JUST GOING TO GO OUT IN THE PARKING LOT AND STAY.))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=parking lot and stay.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The hospital is building a new home that opens in a year.
Patients from MacArthur House will get first preference.
In the meantime, the home is helping them find a place to live and says it will stay open until they do.
(------------)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/AFR]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The trial continues today for 22 year old Brian Jackson who is charged in a Roanoke boardinghouse fire that killed 6 people two years ago.
Yesterday, Jackson's lawyers told a Roanoke jury they don't know who set the fire, but it wasn't Jackson.
A man described as his "running buddy," Jay Clements testified otherwise saying that Jackson paid a crack addict to buy gasoline that was used to fuel the fire.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And contract negotiations are stalled between Celanese and its workers' union.
Celanese has put its final offer on the table , but the union is urging its one-thousand members to vote it down next week.
At issue....workers say there aren't enough of them to keep up with production.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Roanoke City's Crystal Spring water source is turned off until a new filtration system can be built to treat the water.
A test of the raw water at that plant showed coliform bacteria.
None of the treated drinking water had any traces of e-coli.
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[ANCHOR=Andrew]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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