[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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Five Texas inmates caught-- two still at large.
Authorities are closing in on the remaining members of the "Texas Seven", six weeks after the group broke out of prison.
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And some Bedford county residents want to spend their tax dollars on teacher pay raises.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Grab some tea OR coffee and join us for News 7 Mornin--

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Authorities in Colorado are looking for the two Texas prison escapees who are still at large.
Police captured the four other escapees yesterday in Colorado.
A fifth inmate killed himself as police were closing in.
The "Texas Seven", as they're known, broke out of prison nearly six weeks ago.
They allegedly shot and killed a Dallas-area police officer during a robbery on Christmas Eve. Authorities believe the two remaining fugitives may be driving a 1980s Ford van, possibly maroon, rust, or brown- colored.
They also think the pair may be in need of money.
Jennifer Jones joins us now with the latest on the manhunt.
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[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
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[SUPER=01-John Anderson/El Paso County Sheriff;]
[SUPER=01-Mark Mershon/F. B. I.;]
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Locator: Woodland Park, CO
Residents in Colorado are keeping an eye over their shoulders this morning. 5 of the 7 Texas prison escapees were found in their backyard. 4 including the alleged ringleader George Rivas were captured in Woodland Park, Colorado Monday. The fifth inmate killed himself.

SOT: John Anderson/El Paso County Sheriff

"I think if they would have been given any opportunity they would have fought it out, but they were simply overwhelmed and knew it would be fruitless."
Their odyssey began six weeks and 8 hundred miles ago. That's when they broke out of the Connally Prison in Texas. Along their journey, authorities say they killed a police officer during a robbery at a sporting goods store on Christmas Eve. Police credit the capture to a tip from a viewer of "America's Most Wanted."

SOT: John Anderson/El Paso County Sheriff

"The couple husband-wife, who were familiar with the RV area had befriended at least one, if not more than one of the suspects, not knowing they were suspects. In fact they thought they were fairly decent people
But at this hour two suspects..Patrick Murphy and Donald Newbury are at large. the pair is armed and dangerous and may be driving an old brown or maroon van

SOT: Mark Mershon/FBI

"This is the story of the seven Texas fugitives. The story is by no means over. It very very important that's our most important story." ))
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[11Montvale-Park]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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It was standing room only at Bedford County's board of supervisors meeting..
More than 150 people turned out last night to oppose what's being called "The Center for Commerce and Technology at Montvale."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The Bedford County Industrial Development Authority wants to turn this 220- acre farm in Montvale into the county's newest industrial park.
County officials say the park will attract clean, safe industry like business offices and light manufacturing.
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((SUE GILBERT/BEDFORD CO. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANY DISCUSSION WITH ANY POTENTIAL FIRM REGARDING A LOCATION ON THIS PROPERTY, OR HAS THERE BEEN ANY MARKETING OF THE PROPERTY.))
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But more than 650 residents have signed petitions opposing the park.. they say their safety and way of life are being sacrificed to the lure of tax dollars.
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[SOT 16:59:22//16:53:53]
[IN Q=The noise nuisance]

((JULIA MCDANIEL/OPPOSES INDUSTRIAL PARK: THE NOISE NUISANCE, THE AIR POLLUTION, THE WATER POLLUTION, FIRE SAFETY, THE DISTURBANCE OF THE HABITAT OF DEER AND OTHER ANIMALS ON THE FARM.)) ((LLOYD CLARK/OPPOSES INDUSTRIAL PARK: WHAT DRIVES JOBS IS EDUCATION AND COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE, NOT GOVERNMENT SCHEMES. WE, THIS GROUP OF CONCERNED CITIZENS OF BEDFORD COUNTY, ARE ASKING YOU TO VOTE THIS PROPOSAL DOWN AT THIS TIME ONCE AND FOR ALL.))
[SUPER=01-Julia McDaniel/Opposes Industrial Park; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lloyd Clark/Opposes Industrial Park; :13]
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[VO-NAT]


Neither the supervisors nor the planning commission were scheduled to vote on the project last night.
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[11Bedford-Schools]


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Some other Bedford County residents have big plans for the county's tax dollars.. they'd like to see the area's public school teachers get a big raise.
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Teachers have been asking the county for years to make their salaries more competitive with surrounding counties.


Under a plan discussed last night, the next school budget would give educators a raise of between 15 and 17 percent.
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((DR. JAMES BLEVINS/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I THINK IF THIS MOMENTUM CAN KEEP GOING THEN WE SHOULD HAVE A GOOD CHANCE OF TRYING TO GET THIS PACKAGE THROUGH. THE SCHOOL BOARD RIGHT NOW IS COMMITTED TO THE TEACHERS' SALARY PROPOSAL.)) ((JESS TUCKER/BEDFORD CO. EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: HOPEFULLY, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL SEE THAT WE HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THAT SHOULD WEIGH MORE FOR IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. James Blevins/Bedford Co. Superintendent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jess Tucker/Bedford Co. Education Association; :12]
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Comments from last night's meeting will be passed on to the board of supervisors during the county's budget session.
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[11Patrick-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Overcrowding is a growing problem in some Patrick County schools.
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At Patrick Springs Primary School, some classes are held in hallways and storage closets.
The overcrowding is caused by increased enrollment and the push by the state to have fewer students per class.
To fix the growing problem, construction of an addition at Patrick Springs is underway.
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[IN Q=They're receiving]

((JUDY LACKS/SUPERINTENDENT: THEY'RE RECEIVING A GYMNASIUM AND ALSO A WING THAT WILL INCLUDE FOUR ADDITIONAL CLASSROOMS, SPACE FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSES AND ALSO A TEACHERS LOUNGE.))
[SUPER=01-Judy Lacks/Patrick Co. Superintendent]
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[VO-NAT]


Several other schools in the county are also running out of room.
That's why the school board hired a consulting firm to come up with a plan to deal with the situation.
The board received the consultant's recommendations last week.
Members plan to study their options and then hold public hearings over the next few months.
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[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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President Bush will unveil his education plans later today, including new federal money for public schools.
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[VO-NAT]
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Yesterday, the President spent time meeting with educators at the White House.
Bush remains committed to school vouchers.
But in his plan, he'll offer lagging schools more chances to shape up before they lose federal dollars to private schools.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
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The proposal also focuses on improved student testing, teacher training and school accountability.

[11Abortion]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[TAPE#=00-47 TC1:12:02]
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Abortion-rights groups are accusing President Bush of catering to the far right.
On the 28-th anniversary of the Roe versus Wade decision, Bush imposed strict restrictions on U-S funds for international family-planning groups involved in abortions.
The limitations were also imposed by his father and former President Reagan.
[SS=Abortion Bills]


In Richmond, abortion rights advocates are fighting an old fight with a new tool.
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[VO-NAT]
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They're pushing to prevent surgical abortions in favor of the RU-486 abortion pill by making it easier for doctors and pharmacists to distribute the so-called "morning after pill."
Abortion rights supporters say other limits on abortions are failures.
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((SEN. LOUISE LUCAS/D-PORTSMOUTH: SUCH ATTEMPTS TO CONTROL WOMEN ARE AT BEST INSULTING, AND AT WORST DANGEROUS. AND AS THE RECORD PRIOR TO ROE V. WADE MAKES CRYSTAL CLEAR TO US... OUTLAWING OF ABORTION CAN MAKE A DESPERATE WOMAN POWERLESS TO END AN UNWANTED PREGNANCY.))
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But abortion foes still say the emergency contraception pills equal abortions, coming just hours after egg fertilization.
One ex-Marine even compared the abortion process to the killings he saw in Vietnam.
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((DEL. DICK BLACK/R-LOUDOUN CO.: WATCHING HIS DEATH, AND SEEING HIM LAY THERE SMOLDERING AND SHAKING IN PAIN REMINDS THAT EVERY DAY IN THE ABORTUARIES OF AMERICA THERE ARE LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS WHO ARE SCALDED, CHEMICALLY SCALDED TO DEATH.))
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A 24 hour waiting period has not gone before a committee yet this year. The wait would force women to reflect on their decision after meeting with a doctor.

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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In medical news, a new study suggests your child could develop cancer from a undergoing a cat scan.

Doctor Dave Hnida takes a look at the research in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
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((Information: ON CAM A RATHER ALARMING STUDY TODAY ABOUT CHILDREN, CAT SCANS AND CANCER. A STUDY IN THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY SAYS EACH YEAR ABOUT 1 POINT 6 MILLION KIDS WILL HAVE A CAT SCAN- AND ABOUT 15 HUNDRED WILL GO ON TO DEVELOP CANCER BECAUSE OF THAT SCAN.

VT=VO

CAT SCANS ARE USUALLY USED TO EVALUATE CONCUSSIONS AND DIAGNOSE APPENDICITIS. THE AMOUNT OF RADIATION IS EQUAL TO ABOUT 20 MAMMOGRAMS SO DOES THAT MEAN IF THE DOCTOR SAYS YOUR YOUNGSTER NEEDS A CAT SCAN YOU SHOULD SAY NO? THE ANSWER TO THAT IS NO. THE SCANS ARE OFTEN THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE A DIAGNOSIS AND FRANKLY WHEN YOU ACTUALLY CALCULATE THE NUMBERS- THE RISK IS VERY VERY LOW- LESS THAN ONE THOUSANDTH OF ONE PERCENT IT WILL CAUSE CANCER. PLUS- NEW TECHNIQUES HAVE LOWERED THE AMOUNT OF RADIATION YOU GET FROM A CAT SCAN.
ON CAM ALSO TODAY- A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL THE LANCET SAYS IT MAY ONE DAY BE POSSIBLE TO PREDICT SEIZURES UP TO SEVEN MINUTES BEFORE THEY HAPPEN. TINY BRAIN SENSORS DETECT THE WARNING SIGNS OF A SEIZURE- AND THEN ADMINISTER SMALL AMOUNTS OF MEDICINE DIRECTLY TO THE BRAIN TO PREVENT THE SEIZURE.

VT=VO

FINALLY- ARE YOU ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT GETTING SICK- ODDS ARE YOU WILL GET SICK. A NEW STUDY FINDS CRABBY NERVOUS PEOPLE OFTEN HAVE AN IMMUNE SYSTEM THATS STRESSED OUT- MAKING NEUROTIC PEOPLE MORE PRONE TO ILLNESS- SUCH AS COLDS FLU AND MORE SERIOUS DISEASES.
ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


More than 150 Bedford county residents are opposing plans to turn farmland into a new industrial park.
The Center for Commerce and Technology at Montvale would be built on this 220- acre farm.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Meanwhile, police in Colorado are searching for two remaining fugitives from the so- called "Texas Seven".
The group broke out of prison six weeks ago.
Five were found in Colorado yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Radford City Council is planning to raise police pay, and hopefully, morale.
Council approved an across the board pay scale increase for all officers last night.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, January 23rd .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-11Montvale-Park]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-01 TC25:31]
[GRAPHIC=none]


More than 150 people attended last night's Bedford County board of supervisors meeting to oppose what's being called "The Center for Commerce and Technology at Montvale."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The Bedford County Industrial Development Authority wants to turn this 220- acre farm in Montvale into the county's newest industrial park.
County officials say the park will attract clean, safe industry like business offices and light manufacturing.
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[SOT 16:45:50]
[IN Q=There has not]

((SUE GILBERT/BEDFORD CO. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANY DISCUSSION WITH ANY POTENTIAL FIRM REGARDING A LOCATION ON THIS PROPERTY, OR HAS THERE BEEN ANY MARKETING OF THE PROPERTY.))
[SUPER=01-Sue Gilbert/Bedford Co. Economic Dev.; :00]
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[OUT Q=of the property.]
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[VO-NAT]


But more than 650 residents have signed petitions opposing the park.. they say their safety and way of life are being sacrificed to the lure of tax dollars.
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[SOT 16:59:22//16:53:53]
[IN Q=The noise nuisance]

((JULIA MCDANIEL/OPPOSES INDUSTRIAL PARK: THE NOISE NUISANCE, THE AIR POLLUTION, THE WATER POLLUTION, FIRE SAFETY, THE DISTURBANCE OF THE HABITAT OF DEER AND OTHER ANIMALS ON THE FARM.)) ((LLOYD CLARK/OPPOSES INDUSTRIAL PARK: WHAT DRIVES JOBS IS EDUCATION AND COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE, NOT GOVERNMENT SCHEMES. WE, THIS GROUP OF CONCERNED CITIZENS OF BEDFORD COUNTY, ARE ASKING YOU TO VOTE THIS PROPOSAL DOWN AT THIS TIME ONCE AND FOR ALL.))
[SUPER=01-Julia McDaniel/Opposes Industrial Park; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lloyd Clark/Opposes Industrial Park; :13]
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[OUT Q=once and for all.]
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[VO-NAT]


Neither the supervisors nor the planning commission were scheduled to vote on the project last night.
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[11Private-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:22:23]
[GRAPHIC=VA Capitol]


The General Assembly addressed the issue of education and stepped onto new ground in the process.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


The House Finance Committee came up just short of giving tax credits to help pay private and religious school tuitions.
Instead, on a 12 to 11 vote, the committee amended the bill to give tax credits to any person or business who provides a scholarship for a private or religious school.
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[TALENT=Shannon]
[SS=MArk EArley]


Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley already ruled that tax credits don't violate the separation of church and state.
That's because a tax credit leaves the money in the hands of the taxpayer, in Earley's opinion, instead of spending "public funds" on religious or private education.

[VA-Appeals]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The full Virginia Court of Appeals has decided it will not consider the cases of 10 men convicted of soliciting sex from undercover police officers in Roanoke parks. Last November, a three-judge panel of the appeals court upheld the convictions of the men and rejected their attack on the state law against sodomy. A lawyer for the men is considering asking the Virginia Supreme Court to take the case.

[11Radford-Police]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:35:43]
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A recent report identified the Radford Police department as one of the lowest paid in the region. But City Council hopes to change that by increasing police pay.
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[SUPER=03-Radford/Last Month;]


Radford City Council approved an across the board pay scale increase for all officers last night.
It will take effect in July.
It will increase the starting salary by ten percent to nearly 27-thousand dollars a year.
Radford's acting police chief says it will help recruiting efforts and morale.
It will also make Radford's pay more competitive with other departments in the New River Valley.
Council will wait to act on a proposal to hire ten new officers until budget issues can be worked out.
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[2-Texas-Escape]


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


Meanwhile, police in Colorado are on a manhunt for the remaining two fugitives, who broke out of a Texas prison nearly six weeks ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Woodland Park, CO;]


Authorities captured four of the seven Texas escapees yesterday.
A fifth killed himself during a standoff with police.
Authorities are looking for weapons and other evidence that might lead them to the two convicts still on the loose.
They may be driving a 1980's Ford van.
The "Texas Seven" broke out of a prison December 13th.
They allegedly shot and killed a Dallas-area police officer during a robbery on Christmas Eve.
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[2-Bush]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bush]


President Bush is making his stance on abortion clear, right from the beginning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


On his first business day in the White House, Bush signed an executive order denying federal funds to international family planning groups that offer abortion services.
His action came on the 28th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
The move is much to the delight of abortion opponents, who took part in their annual rally in Washington yesterday.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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On the Presidential agenda today-- Bush will unveil his education plan, which includes new federal money for public schools.

It also includes school vouchers.[11Child-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Authorities are calling the death of a four year old Pittsylvania County boy suspicious.
Sheriff's deputies say Matthew Jerome Giusto (Juice-toe) was last seen alive at his home on Rockford School Road Saturday night.
His mother found him and called police just before three o'clock Sunday afternoon.
An autospy will be performed today.
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department says the boy had no history of medical problems.

[11Barnabei]


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[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC1:13:49]
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The Catholic church wants to prove the innocence of a man put to death in Virginia last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


Derek (Barn-uh-Bay) Barnabei was convicted of the 1993 rape and murder of 17-year old Lynchburg native Sarah Wisnosky.
Barnabei proclaimed his innocence to the end and was executed in September
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=none]


Yesterday, the Catholic Diocese of Richmond asked the Norfolk Circuit court to release evidence in the case.
The diocese wants to retest the D-N-A evidence used to convict Barnabei.
The Attorney General's spokesman refused to comment on the request.

[11Smart-Road]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=01-02 TC06:46]
[GRAPHIC=Highway safety]

Poor visibility and black ice are common on Southwest Virginia's mountain roads during the winter. But some researchers are hoping their "Smart Road" technology could help make those roads safer in the future. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute rolled out its "Smart Road" in March, so this is the first winter they've been able to make snow in Blacksburg .. As Meredyth Censullo reports, so far its driven past everyone's expectations.
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[SUPER=01-Cindy Wilkenson/Virginia Tech Trans. Institute; :52]
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


More than 150 opponents of what's being called "The Center for Commerce and Technology at Montvale"attended last night's Bedford County board of supervisors meeting.
County officials say the park will attract clean, safe industry like business offices and light manufacturing. But opponents say their safety and way of life are being sacrificed to the lure of tax dollars.
Neither the supervisors nor the planning commission were scheduled to vote on the project last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Some other Bedford County residents would like to see the area's public school teachers get a raise.
Under a plan discussed last night, the next school budget would give educators a raise of between 15 and 17 percent.
Comments from last night's meeting will be passed on to the board of supervisors during the county's budget session.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Radford police are getting a pay increase.
Radford City Council approved an across the board pay scale increase for all officers last night.
It will take effect in July.
The starting salary will be increased by ten percent to nearly 27-thousand dollars a year.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Mike Stevens with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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