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33-year-old convicted killer Derek Barnabei died by lethal injection last night at Greensville Correctional Center, proclaiming his innocence to the end.
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Barnabei was convicted in the 1993 rape and murder of 17-year-old Lynchburg native Sarah Wisnosky.
Outside the prison last night were some 25 death penalty opponents, and around as many Italian journalists.
Barnabei's case attracted worldwide attention.
His attorneys have challenged the state to release physical evidence in the case, for INDEPENDENT DNA testing.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If the]

((IF THE GOV'S OFFC WAS CORRECT IT HAS NOTHING TO FEAR RELEASING THE EVIDENCE. IF IT DOESN'T RELEASE THAT CAN ONLY BE B/C IT HAS SOMETHING TO HIDE AND B/C IT HAS DOUBTS ABOUT BARNABEI'S GUILT.))
[SUPER=01-Seth Tucker/Barnabei's Attorney; ]
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[OUT Q=guilt.]
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Governor Gilmore's office has not yet said whether it will comply with that request.



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Questions continue in the case of ANOTHER inmate executed in Virginia, eight years after his death.
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Two newspapers want permission to conduct new tests on old D-N-A samples in the case of Roger Keith Coleman.
He was put to death for the rape and murder of his sister-in-law.
The Boston Globe and Washington Post want to re-test physical evidence in Coleman's case.
A California lab technician says advances in D-N-A- testing techniques could resolve any lingering doubt as to Coleman's guilt.
The Buchanan County coal miner maintainted his innocence.
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[7-Pulaski-Drugs]


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Pulaski officers say because of an undercover sting operation they're nabbing dozens of drug offenders.
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More than 50 people were targeted for arrest.
The charges result from a nine-month investigation known as "Operation Sticman."
In it, undercover officers made four-thousand dollars worth of drug buys.
They say the area's biggest problem is an addictive pharmaceutical painkiller called "oxycontin."
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[SOT 16:02:05 - :19]
[IN Q=Oxycontin is]

((ERIC MONTGOMERY/ACTING PULASKI CHIEF: OXYCONTIN IS THE CHOICE DRUG NOW. BEFORE IT WAS CRACK AND COCAINE. IT'S SO EXPENSIVE, A WIDE RANGE OF CRIMES ARE OCCURRING BECAUSE OF THIS DRUG.))
[SUPER=01-Eric Montgomery/Acting Pulaski Police Chief;]
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[OUT Q=because of this drug.]
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Police say high dosage oxycontin pills can sell for more than 100 dollars a piece and that people are stealing to support their habit.
They also made arrests for dealing of crack, cocaine and marijuana.
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Let's take a break from the news now to check weather--
Mostly sunny and breezy with highs in the mid 70s...

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[45-Legionnaires]


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Alleghany County authorities suspect a second case of Legionnaires Disease.
School bus driver and newspaper carrier Harold Burch is on a lung ventilator.
A doctor with the Virginia Health Department says Burch began running a fever last week.
Two weeks ago an Alleghany County woman fell ill with Legionnaires.
Her name hasn't been released - she is also on a lung ventilator.
It's unknown how either contracted their illnesses. A doctor says the man and woman live just six blocks apart - but their families DON'T know each other.
Legionnaire's is a respiratory infection spread through the air in water vapor.

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Where there was one six year road plan, now there are two lists: a wish list and a list of roads actually being built.
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And the budget for road projects will now account for inflation.
Simple changes- according to the Governor, but a new way of thinking after decades of poor planning at the Virginia Department of Transportation.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: AND PEOPLE BEGAN TO SEE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THAT TYPE OF PLANNING AND PROCESS. AND THEY BEGAN TO COMPLAIN. AND I THINK THAT'S RIGHT. IT FALLS ON THIS ADMINISTRATION TO SET US DOWN THE PATH OF REFORM. AND I WISH I COULD TELL YOU THAT THERE WILL COME A MAGIC MOMENT WHERE I COULD TELL YOU IT'S ALL COOKED. BUT IN FACT, I THINK IT WILL TAKE AN ONGOING PROCESS OF CHANGE AND REFORM OVER THE NEXT YEAR AND A HALF.))
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The chairman of the Democratic Party says it's too little, too late.
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((DEL. KEN PLUM/D-RESTON: THE PROPOSAL TODAY DOES NOT COME CLOSE TO GET ANY ARMS AROUND WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. IT'S AGAIN A BAND-AID APPROACH. IT'S A BABY STEP AT BEST. IT'S GOING TO AFFECT BUREAUCRATICALLY HOW WE DO BUSINESS. BUT IT'S GOING TO OFFER COMMUTERS ON THE STREET NO RELIEF.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/(D) Reston;]
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[OUT Q=no relief]
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Next week, the Commonwealth Transportation Board unveils its new six year plan -- based on the 3-point-2 BILLION dollars in new transportation funds the General Assembly approved this year.
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[45-Hopkins-FilmFestival]


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The Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville has announced a star guest for this year's festival.
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It will be Anthony Hopkins.
Hopkins spent several weeks in Richmond this year -
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resuming his most widely recognized role of Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lechter - for the sequel to "Silence of the Lambs."
In October - Hopkins will attend a screening of his 1999 film "Titus" - then he'll join film critic Roger Ebert for a discussion of his career - and he'll introduce a showing of "Silence of the Lambs."
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The theme of this year's festival is "Animal Attractions."

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Let's turn to the Friday forecast again...
Turning mostly sunny today...with breezy conditions..Highs in the mid 70s

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Until his last breath, condemned killer Derek Barnabei said he didn't do it... The 33-year-old died by lethal injection last night at Greensville Correctional Center.
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[SUPER=03-Jarratt]


Barnabei was convicted in the 1993 rape and murder of 17-year-old Lynchburg native Sarah Wisnosky.
Outside the prison last night were some 25 death penalty opponents, and around as many Italian journalists.
Barnabei's case attracted worldwide attention.
His attorneys have challenged the state to release physical evidence in the case, for INDEPENDENT DNA testing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If the]

((IF THE GOV'S OFFC WAS CORRECT IT HAS NOTHING TO FEAR RELEASING THE EVIDENCE. IF IT DOESN'T RELEASE THAT CAN ONLY BE B/C IT HAS SOMETHING TO HIDE AND B/C IT HAS DOUBTS ABOUT BARNABEI'S GUILT.))
[SUPER=01-Seth Tucker/Barnabei's Attorney; ]
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[anchor=Kim]
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Governor Gilmore's office has not yet said whether it will comply with that request.



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Meanwhile, there are questions surrounding the case of another inmate executed in Virginia eight years ago.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boydton/1992]


Two newspapers want permission to conduct new tests on old D-N-A samples in the case of Roger Keith Coleman.
He was put to death for the rape and murder of his sister-in-law.
The Boston Globe and Washington Post want to re-test physical evidence in Coleman's case.
A California lab technician says advances in D-N-A- testing techniques could resolve any lingering doubt as to Coleman's guilt.
The Buchanan County coal miner maintainted his innocence.
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[8-11Pulaski-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC47:39]
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An undercover sting operation has netted dozens of drug offenders in Pulaski.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


More than 50 people were targeted for arrest.
The charges result from a nine-month investigation known as "Operation Sticman."
In it, undercover officers made four-thousand dollars worth of drug buys.
They say the area's biggest problem is an addictive pharmaceutical painkiller called "oxycontin."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:02:05 - :19]
[IN Q=Oxycontin is]

((ERIC MONTGOMERY/ACTING PULASKI CHIEF: OXYCONTIN IS THE CHOICE DRUG NOW. BEFORE IT WAS CRACK AND COCAINE. IT'S SO EXPENSIVE, A WIDE RANGE OF CRIMES ARE OCCURRING BECAUSE OF THIS DRUG.))
[SUPER=01-Eric Montgomery/Acting Pulaski Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=because of this drug.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say high dosage oxycontin pills can sell for more than 100 dollars a piece and that people are stealing to support their habit.
They also made arrests for dealing of crack, cocaine and marijuana.
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Before we wrap up this morning...here's another peek at today's forecast..
Mostly sunny and rather windy...with cooler highs in the 70s..


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