[VOB-Patrick-Body]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC 1:04:00]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Nearly 12- years ago a Martinsville woman disappeared without a trace. Yesterday-- the investigation turned from that of a missing person to a murder.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.;]

On Monday-- a dive team searching Philpott Lake in Patrick County discovered a body inside a barrel. Investigators originally thought it was that of a missing Nelson County man. But an autopsy yesterday determined the remains to be that of Ether Adean Smith. The 38- year old Martinsville woman vanished nearly 12- years ago.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's basically]
[SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=gone the next.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :15 plus pad]

Smith worked at Tultex and attended school at Patrick Henry Community College. Sources say she was last seen getting into a pickup truck with two white men. Investigators from both Henry and Patrick County are asking anyone with information to give them a call.
(------------)



[11Lost-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bmo]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC1:32:11]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


Lightning has set fire to about 300 acres of forest in Rockbridge County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


The blaze was found late Sunday night in a remote location near Adams Peak.
The flames are in extremely treacherous terrain.
50-firefighters are working to put the fire out, but they must walk nearly two hours to get to the blaze.
Recreation areas including the Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway are not affected by the fire.
Officials say containing the fire depends on the weather, but it could take anywhere from two to seven days.
(------------)



[11Special-Election]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC05:12]
[GRAPHIC=Republicans]


A Republican is the winner in Virginia's Fourth District congressional race.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/April]


That's because Republican Randy Forbes won yesterday's special election.
Forbes took 52 percent of the votes,
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


Democrat Louise Lucas lagged behind with 48 percent in the Petersburg-Area district.
The state senator succeeds Norman Sisisky, a Democrat who died in March.
Some political analysts say the race will be viewed as an early referendum on the Bush administration and as a bellwether for next year's midterm elections.

[Patient-Rights]


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


Senators on Capitol Hill are debating separate versions of a patient rights bill.
As the NEW majority, Democrats are making their proposal a legislative priority.
Teri Okita has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ted Kennedy/(D) Massachusetts; :14]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Don Nickles/(R) Oklahoma; :41]
[SUPER=01-Lynn Martins/Restaurant Owner; :54]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Washington.]

(( RELAYING STORIES OF MISMANAGED HEALTHCARE AND INSURANCE COMPANY NEGLECT, SENATE DEMOCRATS SAY THEIR BILL OF RIGHTS PLAN WOULD ALLOW PATIENTS TO SUE THEIR H-M-OS IF THEY ARE HARMED BY A DELAY OR DENIAL OF CARE.

(Super: Sen. Ted Kennedy/D-Massachusetts)
SOT: We are here to say that help is on its way to families across this

country and that we will pass a real patients bill of rights. (:11)
TRACK: UNDER THE DEMOCRATS' PLAN, IF PATIENTS SUE IN STATE COURT, THEY'D BE ALLOWED UNLIMITED AWARDS FOR LOSSES AND SUFFERING. IN FEDERAL COURT, PUNITIVE DAMAGES WOULD BE CAPPED AT FIVE-MILLION DOLLARS. REPUBLICANS SAY THAT PLAN WOULD BE TOO COSTLY FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ... WHO'D BE FORCED TO DROP THEIR MEDICAL BENEFIT PLANS..

(Super: Sen. Don Nickles/R-Oklahoma)
SOT: And so, the net result of this bill is: instead of protecting

patients, a lot of employees are going to find out they don't have insurance. (:09)
TRACK: SOME SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AGREE WITH G-O-P CRITICISM. LYNN MARTINS OWNS A FAMILY RESTAURANT IN MARYLAND.

(Super: Lynn Martins/Seibels Restaurant)
SOT: Im very concerned that the Senate will enact a patients bill that

will push healthcare completely out of reach for me and my employees.
(:08)



(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: THE REPUBLICANS BILL OF RIGHTS SUPPORTED BY PRESIDENT BUSH DIFFERS DRAMATICALLY ... LIMITING LAWSUITS TO FEDERAL COURT ONLY AND CAPPING DAMAGE AWARDS AT 500-THOUSAND DOLLARS. AND THERE ARE OTHER AREAS FOR POLITICIANS TO DEBATE, INCLUDING NEW RULES ABOUT ACCESS TO EMERGENCY CARE AND SPECIALISTS AND LENGTH OF HOSPITAL STAYS.
TRACK: SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE USING THE PATIENTS BILL OF RIGHTS AS A PROVING GROUND FOR THEIR NEW MAJORITY STATUS AND SAY THEY HAVE ENOUGH VOTES TO PASS THEIR BILL "AND" WITHSTAND A BUSH VETO. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS,WASHINGTON.
))

[Hanssen]


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


A B-B-C report presents a new theory for the actions of accused F-B-I spy Robert Hanssen.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The psychological report says Hanssen was suffering from guilt over a lifelong obsession with pornography when he allegedly began selling secrets to Russia.
The doctor that the B-B-C named as its source has seen Hanssen since his arrest, and confirms the accused spy is "psychologically troubled".
While the latest psychiatric information could help Hanssen in a trial, sources say he'll probably make a plea bargain within the next couple of months.
(------------)


[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, The Justice Department may try to settle a multi-billion dollar lawsuit with big tobacco.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

((Information:
(ON CAM)

A SURPRISE TURN OF EVENTS FOR THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY... THE JUSTICE DEPT IS CONSIDERING CUTTING A DEAL WITH THE BIG TOBACCO COMPANIES TO SETTLE A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT.

(GRAPHIC)


THE GOVT'S LAWYERS ARE WORRIED THEY'LL LOSE THE CASE IF IT GOES TO TRIAL. THE SUIT WAS FILED IN 1999, SEEKING REIMBURSEMENT FOR 20 BILLION DOLLARS THE GOVERNMENT SPENDS ANNUALLY TREATING TOBACCO RELATED ILLNESSES

(GRAPHIC)

THE G-E/HONEYWELL SAGA CONTINUES.. SHARES OF HONEYWELL TUMBLED ABOUT 4 PERCENT AFTER THE DEBT RATING AGENCY MOODYS SAID IT MAY LOWER HONEYWELL'S SHORT TERM DEBT IF ITS MERGER DEAL WITH G-E COLLAPSES.

(ON CAM)

THE ACCOUNTING FIRM ARTHUR ANDERSEN HAS AGREED TO PAY 7 MLN DOLLARS TO SETTLE CHARGES THAT SOME AUDIT REPORTS WERE MATERIALLY FALSE AND MISLEADING. WASTE MANAGEMENT IS NORTH AMERICA'S BIGGEST TRASH HAULER.

(graphic)

IN AFTER THE BELL ACTION: JABIL CIRCUITS POSTED PROFIT IN LINE WITH ESTIMATES.. BUT GUIDED LOWER FOR THE NEXT QTR.

(on cam)

THE AIR SLOWLY LEAKED OUT OF THE STOCK MARKET RALLY..AND THE NASDAQ STRUGGLED TO BREAK ITS SEVEN DAY LOSING STREAK..

(graphic)

AS FOR THE DOW, IT FELL ABOUT 49 POINTS TO 10-596

(graphic)

THE NASDAQ EKED OUT A 4 POINT GAIN

(GRAPHIC)

FINANCIAL STOCKS WILL CONTINUE TO BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT... YESTERDAY LEHMAN BROS SUPRISED INVESTORS WITH BETTER THAN EXPECTED PROFITS. GOLDMAN SACH'S NUMBERS WERE RIGHT IN LINE WITH ESTIMATES... WE'LL HEAR FROM RIVAL BROKERS INCLUDING BEAR STEARNS THIS WEEK.

(ON CAM)

A growing number of economists on Wall Street expect the Federal Reserve to cut INTEREST RATES AGGRESSIVELY NEXT WEEK... WITH MOST PREDICTING A HALF POINT CUT INSTEAD OF A QUARTER OF A POINT. Most of those economists ARE BANKING ON THE HALF POINT RATE CUT AFTER REPORTS IN RECENT DAYS SHOWED NO SIGNS OF A REBOUND IN ECONOMIC GROWTH.

(GRAPHIC)

TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM -

(ON CAM)

AT THE NASDAQ, I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC40:27]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


Virginia's paying close to 30 million dollars for a three year ad campaign aimed at keeping teens from smoking.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But the Richmond agency that awarded the contract yesterday by the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation is best known for plugging a locally brewed beer.
The money for the campaign comes from ten percent of the state's share of the Master Settlement Agreement with tobacco companies.
That's the portion Governor Jim Gilmore chose to set aside for health concerns.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 02:11:45]
[IN Q=I think our target audience]

((SEN. EMMETT HANGER/R-AUGUSTA CO.: I THINK OUR TARGET AUDIENCE IS GOING TO BE A LITTLE YOUNGER THAN YOU MIGHT EXPECT -- MAYBE THE TEENS, THOSE THAT ARE JUST APPROACHING THE MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARS WHERE'S THERE'S A LOT OF PRESSURE TO TRY THESE NEW THINGS. AND WHERE THE 9, 10, 11, 12 YEAR OLDS ARE BASICALLY FORMING HABITS UNFORTUNATELY AT THAT TIME WHICH CAN BECOME ADDICTIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Emmett Hanger/(R) Augusta Co.;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=which can become addictive.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


The anti-smoking campaign is expected to hit media statewide in December or January.

[11Comair-Vote]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Comair Contract Vote]


Unionized pilots at Comair may be back on the job soon if they approve a new contract.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hebron, KY]


Pilots based at Comair headquarters in Northern Kentucky began voting yesterday afternoon.
Pilots based at Comair's other hub in Orlando begin voting today.
The 86-day strike that's crippled the regional airline could be over by Friday if pilots ratify the tentative deal.
(------------)



[5-Accutane]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-21 1:08:51]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check,
Accutane is one of the only medications available to treat severe acne --when nothing else will work. But some patients believe it causes depression --some even have suicidal thoughts.
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton explains, anyone who wants to take Accutane must sign an informed consent form saying they realize the drug could cause mental problems.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Dermatologist Gary Gross]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Gary Gross/Lewis-Gale Clinic; :12]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=JS for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
Dermatologist Gary Gross say for years he's realized that there may be some link between mood changes and the acne medication --Accutane.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT30:36]
[IN Q=I started realizing that some of the]

((I STARTED REALIZING THAT SOME OF THE PATIENTS WERE COMPLAINING OR THEIR MOMS WERE SAYING GEE MY KIDS ARE REALLY MOODY THIS IS REALLY OUT OF CONTEXT. AND WHEN YOU BEGIN TO HERE THAT IN A FAIR NUMBER OF PATIENTS THEN YOU START TO ASK THE PATIENTS... BUT FRANK DEPRESSION IS STILL PRETTY RARE WITH THE DRUG)) [RUNS23]
[OUT Q=rare with the drug]

But it was reason enough for the F-D-A to now make patients sign a consent form saying they understand and accept the risks.
The forms says that some patients while taking Accutane or soon after stopping Accutane have become depressed or developed serious mental problems.
And it goes on to say some patients have had thoughts of hurting themselves or putting an end to their lives. But Doctor Gross says there is still no proof that the drug actually causes depression.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT25:27]
[IN Q=There have been about 4 million]

((THERE HAVE BEEN ABOUT 4 MILLION PEOPLE WHO'VE TAKEN ACCUTANE THE VAST MAJORITY ARE TEENS WHO HAVE A HIGH RISK OF DEPRESSION AND A HIGH RISK OF SUICIDE ANYWAY)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=suicide anyway]


There are some signs to look for that might indicate a problem. They include sad feelings, crying spells, the person is more irritable, usually tired, and has a loss of appetite.
Doctor Gross say he believes the drug is reasonably safe --but patients must ultimately weigh the risks.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT29:33]
[IN Q=Accutane is truly miraculous]

((ACCUTANE IS TRULY MIRACULOUS. BY THE TIME THEY'RE FINISHED FOUR TO FIVE MONTHS OF THERAPY MANY OR CLEAR OR NEAR CLEAR COMPLETELY CLEAR SO MANY OF THEM HAVE A MUCH MORE POSITIVE SELF IMAGE AND BETTER OUTLOOK. SO IT'S A DIFFICULT DECISION SOMETIMES)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=sometimes]))
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


Patients usually take Accutane for 16 to 20 weeks. Gross says in studies Accutane use was compared to hospitalizations for depression. The average patient developed depression two to three months into the course of their medication --and sometimes up to three months or more after stopping.


(Kimberly tosses to bump)

Stay with us..News 7 Mornin' will be right back. [bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #3]

[2-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


The 12- YEAR- old case of a missing Martinsville woman is now a MURDER investigation.
During a routine exercise, divers found the woman's remains inside a barrel buried deep in Philpott Lake.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A state trooper is involved in an accident on Windy Gap Mountain in Roanoke County while chasing a motorcycle.
The officer lost control, sideswiped a pickup truck coming the other direction, and crashed.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a man is convicted of animal cruelty for throwing a woman's dog onto a California highway during a fit of road rage.
Andrew Burnett could face up to three years in jail when he's sentenced.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, June 20th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-VOB-Patrick-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC 1:04:00]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Authorities in Southside are investigating the murder of a Martinsville woman that happened nearly 12 years ago.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.;]

On Monday-- a dive team searching Philpott Lake in Patrick County discovered a body inside a barrel. Investigators originally thought it was that of a missing Nelson County man. But an autopsy yesterday determined the remains to be that of Ether Adean Smith. The 38- year old Martinsville woman vanished nearly 12- years ago.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's basically]
[SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department; ]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=gone the next.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :15 plus pad]

Smith worked at Tultex and attended school at Patrick Henry Community College. Sources say she was last seen getting into a pickup truck with two white men. Investigators from both Henry and Patrick County are asking anyone with information to give them a call.
(------------)



[11Trooper-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC 1:38:01]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A state trooper was involved in an accident during a pursuit on Windy Gap Mountain in Roanoke County.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Officials say Trooper M-C Brown, Junior was chasing a motorcycle last night on Route 116.
Brown lost control, sideswiped a pickup truck coming the other direction, and crashed.
State police did NOT have specific information on Brown's condition, but say he did NOT have to be admitted to a hospital.
The driver of the pickup was not injured.
The person on the motorcycle got away.
(-------------)



[11Earley]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC41:41]
[GRAPHIC=Earley]


This year's gubernatorial candidates are taking on education.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Republican candidate Mark Earley announced yesterday his agenda for improving public education in Virginia.
Earley wants to reduce class sizes, provide more mentors and raise teachers' salaries.
Democrats point out that Earley supported Governor Gilmore's budget that did "not" fund teacher pay raises.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:07:42]
[IN Q=It's interesting]

((MARK EARLEY/(R) CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT'S INTERESTING I'M THE ONLY CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR WHO WENT TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND WHO HAS KIDS ACTUALLY GO TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF VIRGINIA, SO YOU KNOW, I THINK A LOT OF THEIR COMMENTS ARE JUST POLITICAL STUFF YOU EXPECT. BUT WE'RE GOING TO PUT KIDS FIRST AND WE'RE GOING TO MAKE SURE WE'VE GOT THE BEST EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN THE COUNTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Earley/(R) Candidate for Governor;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=in the country.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Warner's campaign says he also attended public schools while growing up in Indiana and Connecticut.
(------------)



[11Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-18 TC1:22:09]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Bluegrass music and plenty of T-V time may be working for Democrat Mark Warner.
He's doing okay in the most rural parts of a Republican-leaning state.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls reports on the race for governor.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Here comes Mark Warner]
[SUPER=04-Warner Campaign; :00]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:54 ]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]
(( [nat sot 01:03:17]

((HERE COMES MARK WARNER, THE HERO OF THE HILLS.)) [RUNS:04]
After a month of heavy T-V face time, and in the week after voters around the state picked him two urban running mates, Democratic candidate Mark Warner is still up.
In our latest NEWS 7/Mason-Dixon poll, Warner leads Republican Mark Earley by five percentage points, 45-40, in a poll with a margin of error of plus or minus four points.
But Mark Earley has gained ground since our last poll in March, when Warner had a seven point lead, and it was a 44-37 contest.
Since March, of course, Earley's won his party's nomination in a June 2nd convention, stepped down from the Attorney General's office, and hit the fundraising trail to try to erase a huge cash disadvantage.
The Warner ads have clearly paid off in name recognition.
95 percent in our poll recognize the Democratic entrepreneur.
87 percent recognize Republican Earley, even though he's held statewide office for three years.
But its the regional results that best show what Mark Warner's strategy is and has to be to win.
He is strong in his home base of northern Virginia, with a 50-35 showing over Earley.
He is almost equally strong in Roanoke and Southwest, with a 49- 36 advantage.
And even on Earley's home turf of Hampton Roads, Mark Warner has a 46 to 40 percent edge.
Not surprisingly, Mark Earley wins in Lynchburg and Southside, where he polls 43 percent support to Warner's 38 percent.
Earley also takes the Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont regions with 47 percent to Warner's 40 percent.
But for comparison, Republican George Allen won those regions by about 20 and 25 percentage points in last fall's poll.
They have lately been bigtime Republican country.
[sot ]

(( VOTE IN THIS ELECTION TO KEEP OUR CHILDREN HOME.)) [RUNS:04]
So expect more rural flavor from the Democrat who wants to keep those margins close.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[Ford]


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


The business relationship between Ford and Firestone is suffering another tear--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


At yesterday's hearing on Capitol Hill, Ford was accused of replacing recalled Firestone tires with even weaker brands.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:21:17]
[IN Q=The raw data]

((REP. BILLY TAUZIN/R- LOUISIANA:THE RAW DATA INDICATES THAT SOME OF THESE TIRES HAVE HISTORIES WORSE THAT THE TIRES THEY ARE REPLACING.
))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Billy Tauzin/(R) Louisiana;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=they are replacing.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the Congressman came under fire himself for refusing to name those brands of replacement tires, until there's further investigation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:21:35]
[IN Q=Mr. Chairman]

((JACQUES NASSER/FOR C.E.O.: MR. CHAIRMAN, WE SHOULDN'T BE WAITING 30 DAYS. IF THAT DATA YOU HAVE, WHICH NO ONE ELSE SEEMS TO HAVE, IF YOU HAVE IT AND ITS ACCURATE, WELL ACT ON IT. ))
[SUPER=01-Jacques Nasser/Ford C.E.O.;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=we'll act on it.]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]


Lawmakers are asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to quickly finish its investigation.
So far, there have been more than 200 fatalities connected with Firestone tires and Ford Explorers.
(------------)



[Road-Rage]


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


It took a California jury less than an hour to convict a man of killing a dog during a fit of road rage.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Jose, CA;]


Andrew Burnett stayed silent as the jurors convicted him of animal cruelty for throwing a woman's dog into oncoming traffic.
Burnett could face up to three years in jail.
The incident happened last year when Sara McBurnett was driving with her dog, Leo in the car.
When she rear- ended Burnett's S-U-V, he reached in, grabbed the bichon (free-ZAY) frise off the woman's lap and threw him into traffic.
Burnett will be sentenced next month.
(------------)


[11Haynes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC1:26:42]
[GRAPHIC=Chris Haynes]


Christopher Haynes already faces a first degree murder charge, but how his attorney wants to know if prosecutors plan to seek an indictment for capital murder.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Haynes is accused of killing 20-year old Tina Foster.
The Hooters waitress disappeared in late January, and her body was later found in her car outside a Roanoke motel.
Haynes' attorney says prosecutors have considered a direct indictment for attempted rape and capital murder, and Wayne Inge (Inj) says his client needs to know how prosecutors will proceed.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:05:56]
[IN Q=I would just like to know]

((WAYNE INGE/HAYNES' ATTORNEY: I WOULD JUST LIKE TO KNOW PRECISELY WHAT I HAVE TO DEFEND. IF THE COMMONWEALTH WANTS TO LEAVE IT RIGHT HERE THAT'S FINE. IF THEY WANT TO ELEVATE IT, I DON'T LIKE THAT. I'M SURE MY CLIENT DOESN'T LIKE THAT, BUT THAT SOLVES THE PROBLEM AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Inge/Haynes' Attorney]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=but that solves the problem as well.]
(-----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Betty Jo Anthony says prosecutors won't decide on any additional charges until they've evaluated all of the evidence in the case, including lab tests that are still incomplete.
A judge has agreed to hear arguments on the issue next week.

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


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

An autopsy has determined the identity of a body that was discovered inside a barrel in Philpott Lake. It is 38 year old Ether Adean Smith of Martinsville who vanished nearly 12 years ago. Sources say she was last seen getting into a pickup truck with two white men. Investigators from both Henry and Patrick County are asking anyone with information to give them a call.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Lightning has set fire to about 300 acres of forest in Rockbridge County.
The blaze was found late Sunday night in a remote location near Adams Peak.
50-firefighters are working to put the fire out.
Officials say containing the fire depends on the weather, but it could take anywhere from two to seven days.

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


A state trooper was involved in an accident last night during a pursuit on Windy Gap Mountain in Roanoke County.

Officials say Trooper M-C Brown, Junior was chasing a motorcycle on Route 116 when he lost control, sideswiped a pickup truck coming the other direction, and crashed. State police did NOT have specific information on Brown's condition.
The driver of the pickup was not injured.
The person on the motorcycle got away.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(Leo mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Leo ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It seems]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Leo and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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