[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


A peaceful funeral for gay shooting victim Danny Overstreet.
The memorial service remained free of confrontations with anti- gay protesters that many had feared.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And questions are circulating as to how Governor Gilmore's administration is getting the money to cut the car tax.



[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


News 7 Mornin is coming up.




[11Overstreet-Funeral]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC31:01]
[GRAPHIC=Overstreet]


Nearly one-thousand people - gay and straight - paid their last respects to Danny Overstreet last night. He died Friday night after being gunned down at Roanoke's Backstreet Cafe. Meredyth Censullo reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Music...]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Caldwell/Shooting Victim; :52]
[SUPER=01-Paul Holt/Overstreet's Friend; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=News 7 Vinton.]

((((NATS - 1:41:05 I'VE GOT JOY LIKE A RIVER...))
[RUNS= :05]


Singing accompanied sorrow, at what was called a celebration of Danny Overstreet's life. A celebration that drew hundreds. The crowd of mourners spilled into the parking lot - where their pain was comforted by prayer.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=But right now...]

((BUT RIGHT NOW WE PRAY FOR THE FAMILY OF DANNY, ALL THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN HURT BY THIS TRAGEDY AND WE ASK YOU SEND FORTH YOUR HEALING AND YOUR BLESSING. (YES)))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=your blessing (yes.)]


Inside, under a canopy of brightly colored balloons and flowers, he was remembered as "the laughing man." An animated figure who never met a stranger. Most who attended his funeral were in fact, just that. Kathy Caldwell met Overstreet for the first time Friday night - just minutes before both herself and Overstreet were gunned down.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=He was happy...]

((HE WAS HAPPY, LAUGHING, JOLLY, JOKING AROUND. HE WAS JUST A JOLLY, HE SEEMED LIKE A JOLLY HAPPY PERSON.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=happy person.]


And that's exactly how Overstreet's friends say they'll remember him - They only wish everyone had a chance to experience his joy...

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[SOT]
[IN Q=If every]

((PAUL HOLT: IF EVERY PERSON WOULD'VE ONLY HAD TWO MINUTES OF DANNY IN THEIR LIFE, THEY WOULD'VE BEEN TRULY BLESSED.))


[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=blessed.]

Danny Overstreet will be laid to rest in a private ceremony. Meredyth Censullo, News7, Vinton.))


[11Funeral-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC1:53:17]
[GRAPHIC=Overstreet]


The funeral did not bring the anti-gay demonstration that Kansas minister Fred Phelps had promised.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


Vinton Police were stationed at the funeral home, and officers from other departments were standing by, but they weren't needed.
The large crowd that lingered outside the chapel was peaceful and positive... focused on Danny Overstreet and his family.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The service was helpful]

((NORMA POHAN/CO-WORKER: THE SERVICE WAS HELPFUL. IT BROUGHT PEOPLE TOGETHER, DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS, HIS CO-WORKERS, HIS FRIENDS. HIS FAMILY. IT WAS NEEDED.)) ((SYLVIA JOURNIETTE/CO-WORKER: I FELT COMPELLED TO BE HERE JUST TO FIGHT THE HATRED FOR ONE THING AND JUST TO BE TOGETHER WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND SUPPORT THE FAMILY AND LET THEM KNOW THAT DANNY WAS WELL-LOVED.))
[SUPER=01-Norma Pohan/Co-Worker; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sylvia Journiette/Co-Worker; :11]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=Danny was well-loved.]
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[VO-NAT]


The only note of discord came when a car passed by carrying a sign that read "Ronnie Gay for President." Gay is the man charged with Overstreet's murder.
Still, there was relief that the funeral did not produce any angry confrontations with demonstrators.
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[SOT 18:57:08]
[IN Q=I believe that prayer works]

((I BELIEVE THAT PRAYER WORKS, FOR WHATEVER REASONS, WHATEVER HIS REASONS WERE FOR NOT COMING. IN MY HEART PRAYER WORKS.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Catherine Houchins/Metropolitan Community Church;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=prayer works.]
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[VO-NAT]


Phelps complained in a fax that he feared police would not protect his safety and first amendment rights, but last night there was no indication why he did not show.
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[11Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-26 TC1:57:22]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


Some people are questioning how Governor Gilmore's administration is getting the money to eliminate the car tax.


The administration shifted 16-million dollars of public funds without legislative approval.
Budget writers are asking the state attorney general if the move was legal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


At Virginia Military Institute yesterday, Gilmore said transferring the money was a swift attempt to repay localities the revenue they lost from the no-car-tax.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We don't see]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE DON'T SEE ANYTHING THAT'S IMPROPER ABOUT IT, OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT WE WERE OBEYING THE LAW, GETTING THE TAX REBATE BACK TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA AT THE RIGHT MOMENT UNDER THE STATUTE.))
[SUPER=@gilmore]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=under the statute.]
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[VO-NAT]


If the transfer is deemed legal, some say it will undermine the checks and balances between branches of government.

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[11Senate-Race]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC1:50:52]
[GRAPHIC=Geroge Allen]


The state Department of Environmental Quality is under fire for failing to regulate polluters and intimidating its own employees in order to keep their silence. All of this while under George Allen's administration.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond;]


Those charges, made during Allen's tenure as governor, were renewed yesterday in a news conference organized by the Sierra Club.
Four former D-E-Q environmental engineers told horror stories of an agency paralyzed by Allen Cabinet Secretary Becky Norton Dunlop.
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[SOT TAPE ONE 11:33:23]
[IN Q=When Governor]

((EILEEN ROWAN/FORMER DEQ SCIENTIST: WHEN GOVERNOR ALLEN WAS SWORN IN, HIS SECRETARY OF NATURAL RESOURCES, BECKY NORTON DUNLOP, BEGAN TIGHTLY MANAGING OUR OPERATIONS TO AN UNPRECEDENTED DEGREE. OVERNIGHT, WE WERE SMOTHERED BY A BLANKET OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. FIRINGS, THREATENED FIRINGS AND FORCED MOVES BECAME CONSTANT. GAG ORDERS CUT US OFF FROM THE PUBLIC AND THE LEGISLATURE.))
[SOT TAPE TWO 11:47:47]

((DAVID SLIGH/FORMER DEQ SCIENTIST: WE'RE NOT CRACKPOTS. WE'RE PEOPLE WHO COULDN'T PUT UP WITH THE CORRUPTION OF THE SYSTEM.))
[SUPER=201-Eileen Rowan/Former DEQ Scientist; :00 ]
[SUPER=201-David Sligh/Former DEQ Scientist; :23 ]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=of the system.]
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[VO-NAT]


Allen's own policy advisor on natural resources works for his campaign now, and sat in on the news conference.
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[SOT 12:03:25]
[IN Q=Well I think]

((BERNIE MCNAMEE/ALLEN CAMPAIGN: WELL I THINK IT WAS CLEAR FROM THE COMMENTS THAT THEY MADE THAT THE THING THAT THEY WERE MOST UPSET ABOUT IS THAT AFTER THEY WERE RUNNING DEQ, OR SO THEY PERCEIVED, FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, THAT SOMEBODY ELSE SAID THERE'S A DIFFERENT WAY TO DO THINGS, A BETTER WAY TO DO IT, THAT WE CAN BOTH HAVE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS AND HELP COMPANIES PROVIDE NEW JOBS FOR VIRGINIANS.))
[SUPER=201-Bernie McNamee/Allen Campaign;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=for Virginians.]
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[VO-NAT]


The former D-E-Q workers say they all felt pressured by managers to hide evidence of pollution during Allen's tenure.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=none]


Allen did pick up the endorsement of the U-S Chamber of Commerce yesterday.
Chamber leaders praised Allen for slashing state business regulations by 70 percent as governor.

[Israel-Clash]


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


Dozens of people are injured after a clash between Israeli police and Palestinians.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel;]


The trouble started as a hard- line Israeli politician left one of Jerusalem's holiest shrines, the Temple Mount.
He claims his visit was intended to demonstrate Israeli sovereignty, but Palestinian leaders say it was provocation.
About 200 young Palestinians began throwing stones at police, who responded with rubber- coated bullets and clubs.
At least five Palestinians were wounded, and police say about two dozen officers were hurt.
(------------)


[11Boty-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC39:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Investigators say a Botetourt County man killed his brother for not taking enough responsibility for their elderly mother.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Barry Etzler is charged with murdering his brother Hugh and wounding his 18-year-old nephew Brad. The two men lived with their mother and frequently fought,
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

investigators say, because the victim spent time in Roanoke and did not help with the bills.
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[11M'ville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC18:22]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Martinsville Police are investigating the murder of a store owner.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


30-year old Lisa Nicole Thomas was gunned down Tuesday night. It happened inside DeMarco's Clothing and Classic Merchandise Collection.
She owned the Walnut Street store with her husband.
Authorities have released little information about a motive or possible suspects.
The crime has left many people shaken.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 37:46]
[IN Q=I was just]

((INEZ TONEY/WORKS DOWNTOWN: I WAS JUST SHOCKED TO HEAR SUCH A THING WOULD HAPPEN HERE IN MARTINSVILLE ESPECIALLY SINCE I MOVED HERE TWO YEARS AGO AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A SAFE QUIET TOWN.))
[SOT 27:10]

((WILLIAM THOMAS/VICTIM'S BROTHER-IN-LAW: IT'S JUST A MESSED UP FEELING THAT NO ONE WANTS. THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY DEATHS GOING ON IN MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY IT'S PITIFUL.))
[SUPER=01-Inez Toney/Downtown Worker;]
[SUPER=01-William Thomas/Victim's Brother-in-Law; :13]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=it's pitiful.]
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[VO-NAT]


This murder is the eighth in Martinsville this year. That's three more than all of last year.
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[6-Chapman-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=1:26:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A man found dead in northwest Roanoke died of natural causes.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


60-year-old Ronnie D. Muller was found next to his bicycle on Chapman Avenue Tuesday.
The medical examiner's office says Muller had a heart attack.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, there is a positive side to morning sickness.

Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((information: ON CAM HOW IS YOUR E-D-N-P SCORE? IF YOU'RE LIKE MOST AMERICANS ITS TOO HIGH- AND THAT'S NOT A GOOD THING.

VT=VO

E-D-N-P STANDS FOR ENERGY-DENSE-NUTRIENT-POOR .. IN OTHER WORDS- JUNK FOOD. AND A NEW STUDY IN THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION SHOWS CHIPS, SODA, AND CANDY MAKE UP ABOUT 30% OF THE CALORIES WE TAKE IN EACH DAY- AND THOSE ARE CALORIES THAT DON'T SUPPLY US WITH MUCH NUTRITION. THE STUDY FINDS JUNK FOOD JUNKIES HAVE LOW BLOOD LEVELS OF CALCIUM, AND VITAMINS A, C AND E.

VT=VO

A STUDY FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH SAYS MORNING SICKNESS IS A GOOD THING. THE REASON- THE NAUSEA COMES FROM HIGH LEVELS OF CERTAIN HORMONES THAT SIGNAL A HEALTHY PREGNANCY.AN UNFORTUNATE SIDE EFFECT OF THOSE HORMONES- A EXTRA SHARP SENSE OF SMELL WHICH MAKES WOMEN FEEL OVERPOWERED AND SICK FROM EVERYDAY ODORS.
ON CAM FINALLY- IF ANYONE EVER CALLS YOU A FAT HEAD- SAY THANK YOU. RESEARCHERS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO MEASURED HEADS AND COMPARED THE SIZES TO IQ- AND CONCLUDED- THE FATTER THE HEAD- THE HIGHER THE PERSONS IQ. AND THE POINTIER THE HEAD- THE LOWER THE IQ. NO COMMENT. THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


(ad lib to weather)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=KMC/SYO]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


The funeral for Backstreet Cafe shooting victim Danny Overstreet was peaceful and positive.
Kansas minister Fred Phelps promised an anti-gay demonstration at Overstreet's funeral, but that did NOT happen.

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

Optical Cable in Roanoke faces a federal lawsuit for allegedly discriminating against blacks and women. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Optical Cable doesn't hire enough minorities.
(----------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a former playmate MAY have struck it rich--
A judge awards Anna Nicole Smith hundreds of millions of dollars from the estate of her late husband.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, September 28th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-11Funeral-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC1:53:17]
[GRAPHIC=Overstreet]


The funeral for Backstreet Cafe shooting victim Danny Overstreet was peaceful.
Kansas minister Fred Phelps promised an anti-gay demonstration at Overstreet's funeral, but that did NOT happen.

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


Vinton Police were stationed at the funeral home, and officers from other departments were standing by, but they weren't needed.
The large crowd that lingered outside the chapel was peaceful and positive... focused on Danny Overstreet and his family.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The service was helpful]

((NORMA POHAN/CO-WORKER: THE SERVICE WAS HELPFUL. IT BROUGHT PEOPLE TOGETHER, DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS, HIS CO-WORKERS, HIS FRIENDS. HIS FAMILY. IT WAS NEEDED.)) ((SYLVIA JOURNIETTE/CO-WORKER: I FELT COMPELLED TO BE HERE JUST TO FIGHT THE HATRED FOR ONE THING AND JUST TO BE TOGETHER WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND SUPPORT THE FAMILY AND LET THEM KNOW THAT DANNY WAS WELL-LOVED.))
[SUPER=01-Norma Pohan/Co-Worker; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sylvia Journiette/Co-Worker; :11]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=Danny was well-loved.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The only note of discord came when a car passed by carrying a sign that read "Ronnie Gay for President." Gay is the man charged with Overstreet's murder.
Still, there was relief that the funeral did not produce any angry confrontations with demonstrators.
(///// SOT //////////)
[SOT 18:57:08]
[IN Q=I believe that prayer works]

((I BELIEVE THAT PRAYER WORKS, FOR WHATEVER REASONS, WHATEVER HIS REASONS WERE FOR NOT COMING. IN MY HEART PRAYER WORKS.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Catherine Houchins/Metropolitan Community Church;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=prayer works.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Phelps complained in a fax that he feared police would not protect his safety and first amendment rights, but last night there was no indication why he did not show.
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[11Cafe-Funeral]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC1:50:04]
[GRAPHIC=]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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


After the funeral, dozens of people returned to the scene of Friday night's shooting.
They held candles, sang and prayed.
Friends, family and supporters will hold a vigil tonight in Elmwood Park and then march to the Backstreet Cafe.


It starts at seven o-clock.
(------------)



[11Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-25 TC2:03:09]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


Optical Cable in Roanoke faces a federal lawsuit for allegedly discriminating against blacks and women.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March;]

The company makes fiber optic cable for video and audio communications. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Optical Cable waited 11 years to hire its first black and still does not hire enough minorities. It also says the cable company keeps women in low-paying jobs. Optical Cable denies this -- saying half of the top paid hourly employees are women and eleven percent of its workforce is black.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:16:41]
[IN Q=This case arose]

((ROBERT KOPSTEIN/OPTICAL CABLE: THIS CASE AROSE OUT OF A CHARGE FILED BY A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL, WHO SAID HE WAS DISCHARGED BECAUSE OF HIS RACE. THE EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN OFFERED HIS JOB BACK.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Kopstein/Optical Cable;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=his job back]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]

Douglas Bonds brought this complaint to the E-E-O-C. He worked at Optical Cable for a month as a machine operator and says the company poorly trained him then fired him because he was black. He has not responded to the company's job offer and did not want to appear on camera.

[Oil-Prices]


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


OPEC leaders are about to sign a declaration of fair and stable oil prices for consumers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Caracas, Venezuela;]


At its first summit in 25 years, OPEC repeated promises to get oil prices below 28- dollars a barrel-- promises its had little luck fulfilling.
The summit declaration will go on to heads of state for review and final approval.
The so- called Caracas Declaration is expected to be rubber- stamped today.
(------------)


[Smith]


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


Former Playboy Playmate-of-the-Year Anna Nicole Smith could become nearly a half- BILLION dollars richer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Smith was awarded 450- million- dollars from the estate of her late husband, Texas oilman J- Howard Marshall.
A bankruptcy judge says Marshall's youngest son deprived Smith of her "expectancy of an inheritance".
Smith and Marshall's oldest son, Howard, the third are contesting a will that left the entire estate to Marshall's youngest son , E- Pierce Marshall.
Smith's attorneys say it's been tough work sorting through all the wills and paperwork of the late oil baron-- but one thing is clear.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:01:19]
[IN Q=So, what you]

((PHILIP BOESCH, JR./ATTORNEY: SO, WHAT YOU GET IS A REAL SENSE OF HOW MUCH THIS MAN REALLY CARED ABOUT AND LOVED AND WANTED TO MAKE GIFTS AND PROVIDE FOR THIS WOMAN. ))
[SUPER=01-Philip Boesch, Jr./Smith's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=FOR THIS WOMAN.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Smith married Marshall when she was 26 and he was 89.
The marriage lasted a little over a year before Marshall's death.
(------------)



[AIDS-Study]


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


There is a ground- breaking medical study--
A report published in the medical journal, "Nature" has some important news in the fight against AIDS.
Peg Rusconi has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Doan/HIV Patient; :12]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Bruce Walker/HIV Researcher; :37]
[SUPER=01-Peg Rusconi/Reporting; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=in Boston for CBS News]

((

(27:20)NATS RAIN (BILL WALKS OUTSIDE)



DIAGNOSED TWO YEARS AGO WITH THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES AIDS, BILL DOAN FIGHTS BACK WITH AN ARSENAL OF MEDICATION. (06)

(16:37)"I was taking 18 pills here..."



(7:13 SUPER Bill Doan/HIV Patient)"I would love to sleep in on a

Saturday but I can't. I"ve got to set my alarm for 6:30 because I've got to get up and take my pills. I know the consequences if I don't."

BUT RESEARCHERS AT MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL FOUND SOMETHING SURPRISING WHEN THEY TOOK A SELECT GROUP OF H-I-V PATIENTS OFF THEIR MEDICINE. EVEN WITHOUT THE MEDICATION, THEIR OWN BODIES, THEIR OWN IMMUNE SYSTEMS TOOK OVER AND KEPT THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL. (09)

(38:38 TAPE 2 SUPER Dr. Bruce Walker/HIV Researcher)"We've

traditionally thought of the immune system falling over and playing dead when the virus hits, here we have a situation where we can see the immune system getting up and doing what it's supposed to do."

WALKER STUDIED EIGHT PATIENTS WHO WERE DIAGNOSED WITH H-I-V EARLY-- AFTER ITS FIRST FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS. THEY TOOK STANDARD MEDICATION FOR TWO YEARS, THEN THE DOCTORS STOPPED THE TREATMENT. ALL OF THE PATIENTS WERE ABLE TO SUPPRESS THE VIRUS ON THEIR OWN FOR A PERIOD OF MONTHS. 11 MONTHS LATER, SOME CONTINUE TO DO SO. (15)

(53:30 TAPE 2 SUPER Peg Rusconi)"THESE 14 PILLS ARE A TYPICAL H-I-V

PATIENT'S DAILY DOSAGE. NOW RESEARCHERS HERE SAY THEIR STUDY IS PROMISING, BUT IT'S BY NO MEANS A GREEN LIGHT TO GO OFF MEDICATION YET. (09)

WHILE RESEARCHERS WORK TO FIND OUT WHY THIS WORKS WITH CERTAIN PATIENTS AND FOR HOW LONG... IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER WHAT THESE PATIENTS HAVE IN COMMON. EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND EARLY TREATMENT. IN BOSTON PR FOR CBS NEWS. (08) ))

[11Monty-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Authorities say a Montgomery County man burned his house down following an argument with his girlfriend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


Thirty-one-year-old James Edward Hardin was arrested and charged with the arson of his Winesap Road house and the domestic assault of his live-in girlfriend.
Authorities say he confessed to lighting the fire with a cigarette lighter after tearing up the house Tuesday night.
The house was a total loss -- with damage estimated at 40-thousand dollars.
Hardin is being held at the Montgomery County jail without bond.
(------------)


[11Tanker-Spill]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC54:49]
[GRAPHIC=Tanker Spill]


A tanker hauling diesel fuel overturned in Craig County.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]


Several hundred gallons leaked from the truck after it overturned off Route 311 yesterday, about a mile north of the Roanoke County line.
The driver wasn't hurt. Police say he drove onto the shoulder and wrecked after trying to get back on the highway.

Hazardous materials crews worked to clean up the cargo which leaked into a creek.
(------------)



[11Sara-Lee]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Sara Lee Active-Wear is close to closing on a deal to buy the old Tultex Customer Service building.
The Bankruptcy Court in Danville approved the offer yesterday.
The company will consolidate three buildings into the old Tultex building and use it as a distribution center.
The deal could mean more jobs.
The closing date is set for this Friday.

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


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


Nearly one-thousand people paid their last respects to Backstreet Cafe shooting victim Danny Overstreet last night.
The service was peaceful.
Kansas minister Fred Phelps promised an anti-gay demonstration at the funeral, but that did NOT happen.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


After the service, dozens of people returned to the scene of Friday night's shooting.
Tonight, friends, family and supporters will hold a vigil at seven o-clock in Elmwood Park and then march to the Backstreet Cafe.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Martinsville Police are investigating the murder of a store owner.
30-year old Lisa Nicole Thomas was gunned down Tuesday night. It happened inside DeMarco's Clothing and Classic Merchandise Collection.
Authorities have released little information about a motive or possible suspects.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Shannon ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This has not]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]