[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Jury selection gets underway today in Pulaski county in the trial of the man accused of killing Radford teen Tara Munsey.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And change is in the air and ON the air at several local radio stations.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Get your Friday started with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.


[Thomas]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-01]
[GRAPHIC=Thomas Trial 4741]


Jury selection begins today in Pulaski County in the trial of the man charged with murdering Radford teen Tara Munsey.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


31-year-old Jeffrey Allen Thomas is charged with committing capital murder during a rape or attempted rape of the 16-year old last year.
Munsey knew Thomas through her boyfriend.
Her body was found last February, shot in the head and chest.
It was dumped in a ravine miles from the Taco Bell where she was last seen working.
140 prospective jurors have been called to the Pulaski County courthouse today.
Testimony is scheduled to start the 26th.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Thomas' attorneys are still seeking to move the trial, but the judge wants to try to seat a jury first.[11Lexingto

n-Death]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-05 TC12:23]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


Lexington city council has passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on the death penalty.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt/File Tape;]


The resolution calls on law makers to enact a moratorium on executions until policies and procedures are implemented which ensure death penalty cases are administered fairly.
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


However three members of council proposed amendments that watered-down the reasons for the moratorium.
The amended version was passed by a 6 to 1 vote.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:21]
[IN Q=we are virtiaully]

((LAVERT TAYLOR/LEXINGTON CITY COUNCIL: WE ARE VIRTUALLY SAYING NOTHING OTHER THEN YOU GUYS OUGHT TO STOP IT. WITHOUT ANY JUSTIFICATION FOR MAKING THAT STATEMENT WE HAVE DONE A GREAT DISSERVICE TO THE RESOLUTION ITSELF.))
[SOT 19:20]

((DIANE HERRICK/LEXINGTON CITY COUNCIL: I DO THINK RELATIVE TO WHAT SOME OTHER JURISDICTIONS MAY HAVE DONE THAT THIS IS A STEP FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-Lavert Taylor/Lexington City Council; :00]
[SUPER=01-Diane Herrick/Lexington City Council; :15 QUICK]
[OUTQ=is a step forward]
[RUNS=17]
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[VO-NAT]


Lexington now joins Charlottesville which has already passed a similar resolution.
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[Sub-Collision]


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


The Navy and the Coast Guard are scaling back their search for the nine missing victims of last week's collision between a U-S sub and a fishing boat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI;]


The focus now turns to the 16 civilians aboard the U-S-S Greeneville when it surfaced into the Japanese boat off Hawaii.
Two civilians were at the controls.
But officials say Navy personnel were always within arm's reach.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:03:10]
[IN Q=I would]

((REAR ADM. STEPHEN PIETROPAOLI/NAVY SPOKESMAN: I WOULD DEFY YOU UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TO EXPLAIN TO ME HOW ANYTHING THAT HELMSMAN COULD HAVE DONE WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED THE OUTCOME OF THIS TRAGEDY.))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Pietropaoli/Navy Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=of this tragedy.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; of sub surfacing]


A Texas businessman says he threw a switch...moments later the sub began surfacing.
Meanwhile, President Bush says the Pentagon should review its policy of letting civilians take part in military exercises.
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[11Radio-Change]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:36:03]
[GRAPHIC=Radio Ratings]

[**NOTE: ANCHOR TAG**] You may be noticing changes on some local radio stations.
One has changed its format, and a couple of morning D-J's are on the move. News 7's Rachel Cannon has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats Elvis]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :06]
[SUPER=01-Buzz Casey/Director of Operations; :14]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :53]
[SUPER=01-Leonard Wheeler/President & General Manager; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Roanoke.]

((((NATS ELVIS - RUNS 4 SEC.)) [VO ]
It was all-Elvis, all the time for three days on WRDJ, but the "latest flame" is out
The former oldies station is now "Magic FM".
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT= :35:00]
[IN Q= FLEETWOOD MAC, THE EAGLES]

((FLEETWOOD MAC, THE EAGLES, CHICAGO, IT'S BASED IN THE LATE 70'S AND EARLY 80'S AND VERY HIT ORIENTED))
[RUNS= :9]
[OUT Q= :35:09 HIT ORIENTED]

Reason for the switch? Just released arbitron ratings show the oldies format with a 3.7 for the fall of 2000...down from 4.5 in spring [PRE-PRO - SEP. TAPE CUED] Numbers are good news though for competitor WSLQ, known as Q-99...who came in at 11.4 in the Fall up from 9.7 and now within three tenth's of market leader country WYYD who drops from 13.8 in the Spring to 11.7. [STAND-UP 45:03] ((RACHEL CANNON: COMPETITITON IN THE RADIO MARKET IS ALIVE AND WELL, MOST RECENTLY SEEN WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT LARRY DOWDY WILL LEAVE STAR COUNTRY TO GO TO MAGIC FM)) [VO 42:52] Leonard Wheeler, President and General Manager for the company that owns Star County and Q-99...sees the move as an opportunity
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 39:01]
[IN Q=IF YOU LOSE A GOOD]

((IF YOU LOSE A GOOD PLAYER OFF THE TEAM, I THINK THE OTHER TEAMMATES STEP UP AND DO A JOB AND THAT'S WHAT WE'LL DO CERTAINLY I THINK WE HAVE A GREAT DEPTH OF STRENGTH SO I DON'T THINK THAT ONE INDIVIDUAL BY ANY MEANS IS KEY TO STAR COUNTRY))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=KEY TO STAR COUNTRY]

[43:25 3 SEC.] ((Nats - answering phone))
Stations get look at how well the moves pay off when spring ratings arrive in August...showing just which station is "King"
Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And speaking of announcer changes, Sam Giles and Mark Nelson are taking their "Chainsaw Circus" program to Richmond, leaving WROV.

[11City-Library]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:43:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The main branch of the Roanoke Public Library is getting a face lift.
The library will close for several weeks this Spring.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Jefferson Street building hasn't seen major renovations since the early 80s.
The project will include new paint, carpeting and shelving on the first floor.
The stacks will be reorganized and placed farther apart to accommodate library patrons with disabilities.
The schedule hasn't been finalized, but the work will take place during March and April. The library is extending loan periods, so customers won't have to return books until renovations are complete.
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[Atlantis]


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


It's time for the Space Shuttle Atlantis crew to say goodbye to the international space station.
Atlantis is scheduled to un- dock shortly after nine this morning.
The crew has spent the past week installing a one-point-four- billion- dollar science lab.
The lab module, "Destiny", will serve as the heart and brains of the space station.

Atlantis will return to Earth on Sunday.[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, It was a good day on Wall Street yesterday, but that could turn around today.
Alexis Christoforous has the details in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=Marketwatch-dot-com, New York]




[Anchor=Kim]
[ss=none]

Now here's an early look at the stock market.
(kim tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11transkrit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC2:01:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke company's last chance for survival has passed.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Negotiations to buy Transkrit, a state of the art label manufacturing company, fell through yesterday afternoon.
A News Jersey-based company called Net-2-Press was interested, but couldn't come to an agreement with transkrit's parent company.
More than 200 employees will be out of job starting Monday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[tc:00:05:58]
[IN Q=We were hoping]

((DANE SERRANO/TRANSCRIT EMPLOYEE: WE WERE HOPING THEY COULD NEGOTIATE SOME SORT OF DEAL WITH NAT2PRESS. AND IT SEEMS LIKE THEY COULDN'T GET TOGETHER ON THE DEAL.)) ((GEORGE FARANO/TRANSCRIT EMPLOYEE: WE DID BUILD THIS COMPANY. I'VE GOT 21 YEARS HE'S GOT ALMOST 25.))
[SUPER=01-Dane Serrano/Transkrit Employee; :00]
[SUPER=01-George Farano/Transkrit Employee; :13]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=he's got almost 25.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The company will begin liquidating immediately.
(------------)



[6OxyContin]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC59:36]
[GRAPHIC=OxyContin]

After hearing about the widespread abuse of Oxycontin, Virginia's Attorney General wants the makers of the drug held accountable.
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
It's a prescription painkiller made by Purdue Pharma. The drug's been blamed for 28 overdose deaths in Southwest Virginia over the last four months.
Mark Earley wants to meet with the President of the company.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 44:30]
[IN Q=We think it's]

((WE THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THEY KNOW, SPECIFICALLY HOW THE DRUG IS BEING ABUSED. WE WANT THEM TO PARTNER WITH US IN HELPING US SOLVE THE PROBLEM.))
[SUPER=@earley]
[RUNS=23]
[OUT Q=in helping us solve the problem.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]

Earley says Attorneys General from West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania are also interested in meeting with the makers of OxyContin.

[5-Hispanic-Clinic]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=500-19 1:45:39]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A new clinic will serve the Hispanic population in the Roanoke Valley.
The Roanoke City Health Department plans to open a clinic --where all of the personnel speak Spanish.
The Health Department says this is an important step because employees have seen a growing number of Spanish speaking patients at the clinic.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT50:17]
[IN Q=It removes the most critical barrier in all]

((DR. MOLLY ODELL/HEALTH DEPARTMENT: IT REMOVES THE MOST CRITICAL BARRIER IN ALL OF HEALTH CARE AND THAT'S COMMUNICATION. SO WE SEE IT AS A REAL IMPORTANT STEP IN REDUCING THE BARRIERS IN HEALTH CARE FOR A POPULATION WHO DESERVES TO HAVE ACCESS TO A VERY IMPORTANT SERVICE))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Molly O'Dell/Health Department;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=access to a very important service]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The clinic is scheduled to open this summer. A location has not been determined yet. The Health Department says it will most likely be some place in the city.


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, women who smoke while they're pregnant may increase their child's risk of developing asthma.
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=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM IF YOURE PREGNANT AND A SMOKER- YOU'RE NOT JUST DAMAGING YOUR OWN LUNGS.

VT=VO

A NEW REPORT IN THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY MEDICINE SHOWS BABIES EXPOSED TO SMOKE IN THE WOMEN ARE AT A HIGH RISK TO DEVELOP ASTHMA AFTER BIRTH. ITS BELIEVED WHEN A MOTHER SMOKES, THEIR BABY'S LUNGS AND AIR PASSAGEWAYS DON'T DEVELOP NORMALLY- LEADING TO ASTHMA AFTER BIRTH.
ON CAM NOW HERE IS SOME REASSURING NEWS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN- FOR A CHANGE- AND THIS ONE HAS TO DO WITH MEDICATIONS WHEN YOU GET SICK.WE ALWAYS WORRIED CERTAIN COUGH MEDICATIONS WHERE HARMFUL DURING PREGNANCY- BUT A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL -CHEST- FOUND NO HIGHER RATE OF BIRTH DEFECTS IN BABIES OF MOTHERS WHO USED A COMMON COUGH MEDICINE DURING PREGNANCY- THAT COUGH MEDICINE BY THE WAY IS DEXTROMETHORPHAN- COMMONLY KNOWN AS D-M.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- AN EXTRA SOFT DRINK A DAY GIVES A CHILD A 60% GREATER CHANCE OF BECOMING OBESE. - NO MATTER HOW MUCH TV THEY WATCH, EXERCISE THEY GET, OR FOODS THEY EAT. THE CALORIES FROM SODA - OR OTHER SWEETENED DRINKS ARE EMPTY CALORIES- LITTLE OR NO NUTRITION- AND CAN CAUSE CHILDREN TO GAIN WEIGHT VERY QUICKLY.
ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #3]


[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]


Jury selection gets underway today in Pulaski County in the trial of Jeffrey Allen Thomas.
He's charged with capital murder in the death of Radford teen Tara Munsey.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


A crucial late- night deadline passes for condemned Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
He failed to ask for clemency for his May 16th execution.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And after spending more than a decade on death row, a Roanoke man is back home.
Michael Graham says he maintained his innocence the entire time he was in the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, February 16th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.





[2-Thomas]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-01]
[GRAPHIC=Thomas Trial 4741]


The trial of the man charged with murdering Radford teen Tara Munsey begins today in Pulaski County with jury selection.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


31-year-old Jeffrey Allen Thomas is charged with committing capital murder during a rape or attempted rape of the 16-year old last year.
Munsey knew Thomas through her boyfriend.
Her body was found last February, shot in the head and chest.
It was dumped in a ravine miles from the Taco Bell where she was last seen working.
140 prospective jurors have been called to the Pulaski County courthouse today.
Testimony is scheduled to start the 26th.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Thomas' attorneys are still seeking to move the trial, but the judge wants to try to seat a jury first.[McVeigh]


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


In national news--
The execution WILL go on as scheduled for condemned Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


McVeigh has allowed an overnight deadline to pass without asking for Presidential clemency.
The U-S Bureau of Prisons set his execution date a month ago after McVeigh announced he was dropping all appeals.
He's set to die by lethal injection on May 16th.
McVeigh was convicted of murder in the 19-95 bombing that killed 168 people.
(------------)


[11Death-Penalty]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE=01-04 TC19:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A former Virginia death row inmate sat in on a meeting last night on the length of time prisoners have to prove their innocence.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Newly freed Earl Washington, Junior sat in on the House Courts of Justice Committee.
It reported out a narrowly drawn reform of Virginia's 21 day rule.
The bill would finally let imprisoned felons admit human biological evidence that could prove innocence.
They currently can't beyond 21 days from their original trial.
Washington has an I-Q of 69, but knows that several lawmakers still view him as a criminal.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 19:02:06]
[IN Q=Does that bother you]

((Does that bother you at all? EARL WASHINGTON/EXONERATED DEATH ROW INMATE: NO IT DON'T BOTHER ME. THEY'RE GONNA THINK WHAT WANNA THINK ANYWAY. I'M NOT GONNA BE BITTER ABOUT IT BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THEY THINK. I GOTTA JUST GET ON WITH MY LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Earl Washington/Exonerated Inmate; :02]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=get on with my life.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Washington served 18 years and came only nine days away from execution for a Culpeper rape and murder there's almost NO evidence he committed.
But several Republicans are thinking back to a prior assault conviction he had.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 19:10:21]
[IN Q=A lot of the members]

((DEL. PAUL HARRIS/R-CHARLOTTESVILLE: A LOT OF THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE I'M SURE ARE AWARE OF THOSE ACTS AND DIDN'T FEEL LIKE THEY SHOULD BE PLACED IN A POSITION OF AGGRANDIZING OR ENNOBLING A PERSON THAT HAS COMMITTED THESE ATROCITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Paul Harris/(R) Charlottesville; ]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=has committed these atrocities.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=NONE]


Governor Jim Gilmore granted Washington an absolute pardon in October, after NO D-N-A evidence linked him to the crime.
But the Governor tells NEWS 7 that he's still NOT convinced Washington is innocent.

[11SOLs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-03 TC40:59]
[GRAPHIC=Standards of Learning]


Several bills to change Virginia's Standards of Learning have received the thumbs- down in Richmond.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


One bill, sponsored by Carroll County Democrat Tommy Jackson would have made S-O-L test scores only half of what school accreditation is based on.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tape one 10:10:41]
[IN Q=I think when]

(( KIRK SCHRODER/BOARD OF ED. PRESIDENT: I THINK WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SPECIFICS-- YESTERDAY I WAS WITH A GROUP OF PRINCIPALS... AND I READ THROUGH THE JACKSON BILL AND THEY WERE AGHAST BECAUSE THEY REALIZED THIS IS GONNA MAKE IT EVEN HARDER ON THEM IN TERMS OF SCHOOL ACCREDITATION.))
[SUPER=01-Kirk Schroder/Board of Education President;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=school accreditation.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The senators asked the State Board of Education to weigh in on the bills -- a move that parents who want S-O-L changes think is like the fox watching the hen house.
The parents group has advice for unhappy parents.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tape one 10:20:26]
[IN Q=Continue to express their views]

((CONTINUE TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS TO THEIR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES AND TO THE STATE BOARD MEMBERS WHO NOW ARE HELD UP AS THE PARAGONS OF RESPONSIVENESS TO PARENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Roxanne Grossman/Parents United to Reform SOLs;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=paragons of responsiveness to parents.]
(-------------)
[TALENT=Shannon]
[SS=none]


The S-O-L bills were all "passed by indefinitely," which is General Assembly lingo for dead in the water.

[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE][6-Inspection-Fees]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC1:36:03]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[WIPE--WIPE--WIPE]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The House of Delegates spiked a bill yesterday that would have increased vehicle inspection fees.
The bill would have let mechanics charge up to 50 dollars for car inspections-- to help reimburse their actual costs.
The Governor vetoed a bill with smaller fee increases last year.
Yesterday, the House apparently saw the writing on the wall.
(------------)



[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Rick Foley/Winner's Circle Inc.;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



(Steve tosses to Shannon)


[Shannon at Desk Ski Bump]


[SKI-BUMP----Weather Pro]
[COMM #6]


((Archive: Winner's Circle Race Collectibles))

[Carruth]


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


Former N-F-L star Rae Carruth is speaking out publicly for the first time about his murder conviction.
Carruth says he played NO part in the death of his pregnant girlfriend Cherica Adams.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:06:37]
[IN Q=I feel guilty]

((RAE CARRUTH/FORMER NFL PLAYER: I FEEL GUILTY ABOUT NONE OF IT. I DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT. I DIDN'T PUSH THESE PEOPLE TO DO IT. I DIDN'T ASK THEM TO DO IT. THEY'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS. I WON'T TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR SOMETHING I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH.))
[SUPER=01-Rae Carruth/Former NFL Player; : HOT CHANGE]
[SUPER=04-CNN-Sports Illustrated;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=nothing to do with.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Carruth was convicted of conspiring to kill Adams and will spend at least 18 years in prison.
Adams was shot and killed while sitting in a car in November, 19-99.
Her baby survived.

[11School-Bus]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A 14-year old boy is arrested for allegedly firing a sling shot at a Henry County school bus.
Authorities say that it happened around three yesterday while students were in the bus.
The boy is charged with shooting at an occupied vehicle and destruction of property.
He's being held in a Juvenile Detention Center in Danville.

[11Graham]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC12:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After 14 years on death row, a Roanoke man is back home.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Michael Graham says he maintained his innocence the entire time he sat in his jail cell at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Graham was convicted of murder in 1987 based on testimony from a jail house snitch.
During his time behind bars Graham says he would look out his small window and see the front gate of the prison knowing he should be on the other side.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:35:26]
[IN Q=I had faith]

((MICHAEL GRAHAM: I HAD FAITH THAT I WOULD GO HOME AND I TRIED TO STAY AS POSITIVE AS I COULD IN THERE AND I REALLY DIDN'T THINK ABOUT DYING. I JUST REALLY WANTED TO GO HOME AND I GUESS THAT MADE I HARDER BECAUSE IT TOOK 14 YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Graham/Exonerated Inmate]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=it took 14 years.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


As Graham tries to start his life over, he says he plans to look for work as a landscaper or roofer.
(------------)


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


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


Police have arrested a 14-year old boy they say fired a sling shot at a Henry County school bus yesterday.
Authorities say it happened around three while students were in the bus.
The boy is charged with shooting at an occupied vehicle and destruction of property.
He's being held in a Juvenile Detention Center in Danville.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Lexington city council has passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on the death penalty.
The resolution calls on law makers to enact a moratorium on executions until policies and procedures are implemented which ensure death penalty cases are administered fairly.
Lexington now joins Charlottesville which has already passed a similar resolution.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The main branch of the Roanoke Public Library is getting a face lift.
The project will include new paint, carpeting and shelving on the first floor.
The stacks will be reorganized and placed farther apart to accommodate library patrons with disabilities.
The schedule hasn't been finalized, but the work will take place during March and April.

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

[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=More than]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6.]
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[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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