[11Pulaski-Threat]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC1:24:18]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A 15-year-old girl who created the website "Hit-List" that cancelled classes at Pulaski County High School in April has pled guilty.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/April 20;]


The threat shut down the school on the first anniversary of the shootings at Columbine High.
Investigators say the girl -- a freshman who's not being named because of her age- -- created the hit-list in a school computer lab.
The list, labeled "People to Kill" targeted about 100 students and teachers- that's according to school officials.

The girl will NOT be sentenced for several more months.
Making an electronic threat to kill is a felony that can carry up to five years in prison.
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[Philly-Police]


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


The mayor of Philadelphia is promising a fair investigation into the police beating of a suspect who injured an officer after a police chase.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA;]


A T-V helicopter caught the incident on tape, as officers beat and kicked 31- year- old Thomas Jones before taking him into custody.
He's now hospitalized in critical condition.
The wounded officer, 24- year- old Michael Livewel is in stable condition.
The trouble began yesterday afternoon after police stopped Jones ,who was allegedly in a stolen car.
Police say a shootout followed-- Jones was shot two or three times.
Jones allegedly shot one police officer in the thumb.
Police finally stopped Jones after he drove off in a marked police car.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:01:55]
[IN Q=During the malais]

((JOHN STREET/PHILADELPHIA MAYOR: DURING THE MALAIS AND THE APPREHENSION OF THE SUSPECT, WE SAW OFFICERS PUNCHING AND KICKING MR. JONES, WHILE HE WAS ON THE GROUND. FIRST, WE WANT TO ASSURE ALL OF THE CITIZENS OF THIS CITY THAT THERE WILL BE A THOROUGH AND FAIR INVESTIGATION OF THIS EVENT.))
[SUPER=01-John Street/Philadelphia Mayor;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=investigation of this event.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the police commissioner says it's too early to talk about police brutality, considering the suspect fled the scene and fought with officers.
(------------)



[11Celanese]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:23:05]
[GRAPHIC=Celanese]


Still NO contract agreement between Celanese and its workers' union.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]


The two sides met with a mediator for a round of contract negotiations well into Tuesday night.
Celanese workers rejected a contract offered by the company last month, saying it failed to improve mandatory overtime and benefits.
The Giles County acetate plant is the New River Valley's eighth-largest employer, with more than 12-hundred workers.
Both sides will return to the bargaining table for a third meeting next Tuesday.
(------------)



[11Burcham]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC47:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke's Biomedical Center will have ties to Japan.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City Manager Darlene Burcham unveiled yesterday a new research association with an institute in Japan.
Burcham says the international exposure is just what Roanoke needs to diversify itself.
(///// SOT /////)

[TC: 02:22:39]
[SOT]
[IN Q=It is the]

((IT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE INSTITUTE HERE AND KOBE, JAPAN. WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL PROSPECTS AND THIS WILL GIVE THE ENTIRE ROANOKE AREA INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=international attention.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


The agreement will give University of Virginia staff an office in (Ko-bay's) Kobe's own biomedical center, which will be modeled on Carillon's biomedical institute.
Delegates from U-V-A, Virginia Tech, Carilion, and Japan traveled to San Francisco to sign the memorandum.
Burcham says the agreement is the culmination of a year's discussion between the United States and Japan.

[11Tobacco-Grape]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-20 TC1:27:20]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Tough Times]


Research on grapes might help tobacco farmers in Southside.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


Farmers have been looking for alternatives to tobacco. Vineyards could be the best bet.
Now, researchers are testing a variety of grapes.
They say there is a high demand for them in Virginia.
But they say it comes with a price.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q= 5:37:50]

((LARRY MCPETERS/VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION: THE INVESTMENT ON AN ACRE OF GRAPES IS 10 THOUSAND DOLLARS. THERE IS NOT RETURN FOR AT LEAST SIX YEARS.))
[SOT 6:04:44]

((BILL CONFROY/WANTS TO GROW GRAPES: THERE IS NO SILVER BULLET. THIS AREA COULD GROW A GOOD QUALITY GRAPE.))
[SUPER=01-Larry McPeters/Virginia Cooperative Extension;]
[SUPER=01-Bill Confroy/Tobacco Farmer; :09]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=good quality grapes.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Researchers are also looking to attract a cooperative wine production facility.
(------------)



[11Crop-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC1:03:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's a different story in Blacksburg where legislators hope tobacco will now help people live healthier lives.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/April 14;]


The state tobacco commission voted yesterday to give some settlement money to two Blacksburg biotechnology firms.


CropTech and (tuh-By-oh) ToBio promise to turn tobacco plants into medicines and vaccines.
The companies asked the commission for 12-million dollars back in April.
The commission says it WILL support them.
HOW MUCH and WHEN will be determined in a meeting next month.
(------------)



[11Henry-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


One person was killed in a Henry County house fire.
It happened in the Stanleytown section.
When firefighters got to the house at about 8:30 yesterday morning it was engulfed.
Two people were able to get out- unharmed... but a 15-year-old was taken to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem with burns.
The person who died in the blaze was 19 years old.
The victims' names haven't been released.

[11Hargrave-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-23 TC37:31]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire broke out at the Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham]


Officials say the blaze started around 7 last night and was contained to a dorm area on the fourth floor.
So far there's no word on what started the fire but the area was being renovated.
No one was hurt.
(------------)



[11Air-Quality]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-22 TC50:53]
[GRAPHIC=Air Quality]


The American Lung Association says high levels of air pollution can lead to respiratory problems.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


And the problem is magnified for children and others with asthma.
That's reason for concern for those who live in Virginia.
The entire state failed the EPA's standards for air pollution.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:24]
[IN Q=People who have]

((TONI FERGUSON: PEOPLE WHO HAVE RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS ESPECIALLY ASTHMATICS A LOT OF TIMES THEIR EPISODES ARE TRIGGERED BY ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: SO IF WE CAN REDUCE THE OZONE PROBLEM THEN HOPEFULLY WE CAN REDUCE THE PROBLEMS THAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE ))
[SUPER=01-Toni Ferguson/American Lung Association]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=have]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Roanoke American Lung Association is spearheading a coalition to educate the public about air pollution and ways to eliminate the problem.
The coalition says simple steps like car pooling and using environmentally friendly chemicals can help.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
For latest information on ozone levels in our area you can check out the Weather section of our website at WDBJ-7-dot- com.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, your risk of getting certain cancers is linked to your family tree.

Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information: ON CAM Your family history or environment, which puts you at a higher risk for cancer?

VT=VO

It's actually a combination of both. But a study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows diet, chemicals, smoking and viruses are responsible for almost 75% of all cases. But the study also shows your family history may play a bigger role than we thought, especially when it comes to three or more common cancers.
GRFX Genetics are involved in more than 42% of prostate cancer cases, 35% of colon cancer cases and 27% of breast cancer cases.
ON CAM Two things to take away from this study. One..how you live your life will play the biggest role in your risk of developing cancer. And two, if you have a family history of cancer, you should begin screenings earlier than what's recommended for everyone else.

VT=VO

Also today, if you are a woman who is dieting, watch your bones, especially if you are over the age of 50. A study from the American Geriatrics Association shows as the pounds come off, so does the thickness of bones. The study says if you go on a diet, keep the intake of calcium up. And be sure to get some regular exercise, which will keep these bones strong.
ON CAM And that's a look at some of the day's top health stories. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))

(ad lib to weather)

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


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


Rescue workers in Brooklyn, New York have discovered all three victims in the rubble left after two residential buildings collapsed.
Authorities say the building collapse was possibly tied to a gas leak.
But utility officials says it's too early to determine a cause.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


An elderly nurse killed her husband, then herself in a Roanoke County murder-suicide
Authorities have identified the woman as 77-year-old Jean Dymond.
Police say she shot her 80-year-old husband Robert inside their home Tuesday
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


And medical history is made in Virginia.
The first-ever robotic surgery performed in an American hospital took place at Henrico Doctors' Hospital near Richmond.
The 35- year-old patient underwent gall bladder surgery.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, July 13th .
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[11Robot-Surgery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC1:37:15]
[GRAPHIC=none]


History has been made in Virginia.
The first-ever robotic surgery performed in an American hospital took place at Henrico Doctors' Hospital near Richmond.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henrico Co.]


35- year old Kimberly Briggs went under the blade yesterday and into the history books with an ailing gall bladder.
The da Vinci Surgical System got F-D-A approval Tuesday night.
It's a leap beyond laparascopic surgery with 3-D images, steady hands, and freedom of movement.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=To be able]
[sot 14:56:09]

((DR. MARK KATZ/CARDIAC SURGEON: TO BE ABLE TO BASICALLY MINIATURIZE YOUR HAND AND PUT IT INSIDE A PATIENT'S BODY AND HAVE THE SEVEN DEGREES OF FREEDOM OF THE WRIST.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Katz/Surgeon]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=the rest.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Henrico doctor William Kelley performed the surgery.
He calls it the biggest advance in surgery in a decade... and he's already got another gall bladder operation scheduled for today.
(------------)



[Building-Collapse]


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


Rescue workers in Brooklyn, New York have discovered all three victims in the rubble left after two residential buildings collapsed.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, NY;]


Authorities say the building collapse was possibly tied to a gas leak.
But utility officials says it's too early to determine a cause.
Late yesterday, an official said authorities are also investigating a report that a new gas dryer had been installed in the house.
This man's cousin was the last victim discovered.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:08:55]
[IN Q=I must say]

((RON DUMSHIN/VICTIM'S COUSIN: I MUST SAY, I'M IN SHOCK. MY COUSIN, ALSO. WE'RE JUST IN SHOCK.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Dumshin/Victim's Cousin;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=just in shock.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


One building collapsed Tuesday evening, taking much of the adjacent three-story building down with it.
The roof of the first building fell without breaking, making it more difficult for rescue workers to look for survivors.
(------------)



[11county-shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=500-16 TC31:17]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Suicide]

An elderly nurse killed her husband then herself in a Roanoke County murder-suicide.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Police say 77-year-old Jean Dymond shot her 80-year-old husband Robert inside their home Tuesday. Their daughter found the couple. Neighbors say Robert Dymond suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome.
(------------)



[Northwest-Airlines]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly ]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Air Travel]


American Airlines apparently wants to become more of "something special in the air"...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN;]


It's reportedly made a bid for Minneapolis- based Northwest Airlines.
The proposed merger is in response to a similarly proposed joining of United and U-S Airways.
Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura plans to meet with Northwest Airlines' C-E-O.


So, far no comment from Northwest officials about the proposed merger.
(------------)


[Stars-Program]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-29]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Keeping your kids busy during their summer break just got easier. A program through the Roanoke City Parks and Recreation is keeping kids out of trouble at night while making sure they have fun. Kate Weidaw has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-John Byrd/Participant;:14]
[SUPER=01-Chris Cassell/Participant;:56]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Rosser/Group Leader;1:09]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:20]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=NEws 7, Roanoke.]

((It's 6 o'clock and a van full of kids is pulling up in front of the Buena Vista Rec Center in Roanoke. A night of bowling is on the agenda, something John Byrd a soon to be junior at William Fleming has never done before.

[SOT 13:44]
[INQ=]

((JOHN BYRD: I'VE NEVER BOWLED BEFORE I'VE PLAYED EVERY OTHER SPORT BEFORE SO THIS SHOULD BE A GOOD EXPERIENCE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS6]
This is John's second year taking part in Stars Come Out at Night, a free program with a variety of nightly activities offered by Parks and Rec. Teens are picked up and dropped off free of charge. It's a chance for anyone between the ages of 13 and 16 to spend time together in a structured environment instead of

[SOT 20:49]
[INQ=]

((CHRIS CASSELL: SLEEPING, SLEEPING OR WATCHING T.V.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS5]
14 year old Chris Cassell joined the program two weeks ago and says he's doing activities he would never be able to do because he couldn't afford them. And he's doing more then just having fun he's learning discipline as well.

[SOT 21:05]
[INQ=]

((CHRIS CASSELL: YOU LEARN HOW TO BEHAVE WITH OTHER PEOPLE AND AROUND OTHER PEOPLE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS7]
One of the people many of these teens look up to is Jonathan Rosser. After two years of being a group leader he says being a positive influence goes a long way.

[SOT 24:15]
[INQ=]

((JONATHAN ROSSER: I WANT THEM ALL TO KEEP THEIR BOOKS, STAY IN THEIR BOOKS, GRADUATE, AND GO TO COLLEGE JUST LIKE ANY OTHER PARENT WANTS.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS10]
And it's not to late to join in on the fun, Rosser says the only thing the program needs is more teens. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

[Texas-Execution]


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


The reprieve may be over for a Texas death row inmate.
Last month, Governor George W- Bush granted Ricky McGinn a last- minute stay of execution to allow for D-N-A testing.
But preliminary results show those tests fail to exonerate McGinn.
Terisa Estacio has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Lawrence Kobilinksy/DNA Expert; :17]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=Terisa Estacio, CBS News, Houston. ]

(( take pkg )
(video of McGinn )

A last minute reprieve saved Texas death row inmate Rickey McGinn from execution ...for the time being. However, the results of new DNA testing on hair taken from inside the body of the victim ... reportedly fail to exonerate McGinn.
Sot: (Lawrence Kobilinksy, DNA expert) In cases of capital punishment, it is absolutely essential that, where there is biological evidence, DNA testing should be done.
Narr: McGinn was convicted for the 1993 rape and murder of his step-daughter, Stephanie Flanary. Prosecutors did use DNA evidence at the trial, but it was inconclussive. McGinns attorneys believed todays more sophisticated equipment would help his case.
The new test result shows the hair could have come from McGinn OR any maternal relative. The technique used this time around is called mitocondrial DNA technology.

(Sot Kobilinsky/DNA expert )

The use of mitocondrial dna technology when examining hair, does leave open some questions. Any relative that is related through the maternal line can have the same mitocondrial dna
Narr; But no other family member has ever been linked to the crime.

(Nat sot Bush today..campaign trail)


Governor George G. Bush who postponed McGinns execution had no comment on the results.

(take Terisa Estacio/CBS )
(incue; McGinns attorneys have requested additional testing.

However, if the judge overseeing this case decides that the new findings uphold McGinns guilt another execution date could be set. TE, CBS news, Houston )
)

[11White]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=500-18 TC16:38]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Lynchburg man has been found guilty for a drug- related murder last year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July 1999]


23- year- old Norman Douglas White was accused of knocking in the door of this home on Stuart Street last July and shooting Morris Anthony six times.
A jury in March could not decide on White's guilt or innocence.. but his second trial ended yesterday with a guilty verdict on first degree murder.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:58:40]
[IN Q=I'm not sure]

((STEPHANIE MADDOX/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: I'M NOT SURE.. WE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS TIME, WE TRIED IT THE SAME WAS WE DID LAST TIME, THE EXACT SAME EVIDENCE. Reporter: Essentially it's the Commonwealth's contention there was no doubt that it was Mr. White who kicked in the door that night? BASED ON THE EVIDENCE, THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT.))
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Maddox/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=absolutely no doubt.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The jury recommended a total prison term of life plus 28 years on the murder and firearms charges.
White will be sentenced next month.
(------------)



[11Mountain-View]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC1:36:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Detectives say a janitor sexually abused three women at a home for adults in Botetourt County.
The charges against Jerry Pinion include rape, attempted rape and sexual battery.
The incidents allegedly happened at Mountain View 2 in Fincastle.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle/December;]
[TAPE#=99-46 35:36]


The home's owner, Linda Housman would not comment.
Last December, detectives searched Richwood Acres -- Housman's other adult facility -- after resident's said they had money stolen.
That incident is still under investigation.
(-------------)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/SPA]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


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

An elderly nurse killed her husband then herself in a Roanoke County murder-suicide. Police say 77-year-old Jean Dymond shot her 80-year-old husband Robert inside their home Tuesday. Neighbors say Robert Dymond suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A 15-year-old girl who created the website "Hit-List" that cancelled classes at Pulaski County High School in April pled guilty yesterday.
The list, labeled "People to Kill" targeted about 100 students and teachers- that's according to school officials.

The girl will NOT be sentenced for several more months.

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


Still NO contract agreement between Celanese and its workers' union. The two sides met with a mediator for a round of contract negotiations well into Tuesday night.
Last month, the workers rejected a contract offered by the company, saying it failed to improve mandatory overtime and benefits.
Both sides will return for a third meeting next Tuesday.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(Steve mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Steve ad lib weather)
(-------------)

[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Now here's Robin Reed with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Mid July]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6]
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[Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye)