[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]

Two-time Oscar winner Jack Lemmon has died. The 76 year old had been battling cancer.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


and Southside authorities are looking underwater for clues in two murder cases.
[ANCHOR=Jacey]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Kim]


ans Steve Pardon talks to the author of " the day the voices stopped". Join us for News 7 Mornin'.

[11Lake-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC1:06:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Divers plan to head back into Philpott Lake today to look for clues in two murder cases.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.]


Divers spent nearly seven hours yesterday searching near Union Bridge.
They're looking for evidence in the Ether Adean Smith murder case.
She's the Martinsville woman divers recovered last week.
They're also searching for a missing Nelson County man believed to be in the lake as well.
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[SOT 1:06:29]
[IN Q=We'll keep diving off and on]

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WE'LL KEEP DIVING OFF AND ON UNTIL WE COVERED THIS AREA PRETTY THROUGHLY AND ANY OTHER AREAS THAT WE THINK WE NEED TO DIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=need to dive]
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[VO-NAT]


Divers are searching in more than fifty feet of water where visibility is just one to two feet.
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[Lemmon]


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


Actor Jack Lemmon knew how to make audiences laugh AND cry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The veteran performer died last night in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer.
Lemmon was a Harvard graduate who won his first Oscar in 1955.
More nominations came with such films as "The China Syndrome" and "Missing".
Lemmon might be best known for the eight comedies he did with actor Walter Matthau, including "The Odd Couple" and "Grumpy Old Men".
Jack Lemmon was 76.
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[11Bramblett]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC1:43:27]
[GRAPHIC=Carr]


Earl Bramblett's attorneys say that someone else could have been responsible for the murder of the Hodges' family.
Relatives of the "alternate suspect" in the murders are upset that Ben Carr is being labeled a murderer, especially since Carr is no longer around to defend himself.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


At a hearing in federal court yesterday, Earl Bramblett's new lawyers argued their theory that Carr could have committed the crime.
At the very least, they say, the prosecutor should have alerted the defense that Carr had said he'd "killed people for a lot less."
Carr's 30-year old son concedes Ben might have said such a thing, but he refuses to believe his father was involved.
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[SOT 16:53:30]
[IN Q=His name shouldn't]

((NICHOLAS CARR/BEN CARR'S SON; HIS NAME SHOULDN'T BE CARRIED IN THE SAME BREATH AS EARL BRAMBLETT. EARL BRAMBLETT IS A PEDOPHILE AND A MURDERER WHO DESERVES WHAT ULTIMATELY HE HAS BEEN GIVEN.))
[SUPER=01-Nicholas Carr/Ben Carr's Son]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=what ultimately he has been given.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lawyers on both sides declined to comment on the case.
The judge made several comments noting how strong the evidence is against Bramblett, but he stopped short of making a ruling yesterday on the request for a new trial.
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[11Orphans-Choir]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC1:45:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After nine months of traveling the world and raising funds, an international choir of orphans is ready to return home.
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[VO-NAT :14.5]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The group was sponsored by WorldHelp, a Bedford County charity that distributes food and supplies to needy people worldwide.
The choir gave 175 performances and raised more than a quarter million dollars to help build orphanages back in Nepal and India.
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[SOT 12:05:17]
[IN Q=Our tag line]

((MIKE STEWART/WORLDHELP: OUR TAG LINE FOR OUR CHILD SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM IS 'CHANGING THE WORLD ONE CHILD AT A TIME', AND WE CAN'T CHANGE ALL 25 MILLION OF THEM, WE CAN'T GET SPONSORS BUT WE'RE GOING TO DO THE BEST WE CAN TO GET AS MANY AS WE CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Stewart/WorldHelp]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=as many as we can.]
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[VO-NAT]


The concert tour also helped attract 16- hundred new sponsors for needy children.
A second choir group arrives in August to start a new fundraising tour.
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[Star-Wedding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-23]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Thousands are dazzled every year by the Mill Mountain Star... now one couple from England has chosen to get married there.
News 7's Jennifer Miele explains why the couple chose the star city to light up their wedding day.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It all started]
[SUPER=@jennifer1;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:16]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Carney & Steve McCann/Bride and Groom;:41]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Holt/Bridesmaid;1:14]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.]

(( ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: IT ALL STARTED IN 1998, WHEN THE BRIDE TO BE MET A ROANOKE WOMAN IN AN INTERNET CHATROOM. THE TWO BECAME SUCH GOOD FRIENDS, THAT SHE AND HER FIANC´┐Ż DECIDED TO VISIT AMERICA. THEY LOVED IT SO MUCH, THEY DECIDED TO TIE THE KNOT WITH STARS IN THEIR EYES.)) Ellen Carney and Steve McCann, both 22 of Manchester, England, no distance was too far to travel to be with friends on their wedding day.
And one friend especially.... Shannon Holt. Shannon and Ellen met on the Internet. Next Saturday, Shannon will stand by Ellen's side as her maid of honor... not in a church, but at the Mill Mountain Star.
[SOT]

((Ellen Carney and Steve McCann/Bride and Groom: AFTERWARDS, WE'RE GOING TO NEW YORK PIZZA IN VINTON BECAUSE YOU JUST HAVE TO HAVE PIZZA AND everyone AT HOME'S BEEN LIKE PIZZA.. WHAT A GREAT IDEA. BECAUSE ITS JUST SO NOT ENGLISH I SUPPOSE. yeah, JUST A BIT.)) [RUNS12]
Needless to say, Ellen and Steve aren't your ordinary couple... and fittingly enough, Shannon's SISTER is the best man.
What sets these two apart?
[SOT]

((Ellen Carney and Steve McCann/Bride and Groom: SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE, I THINK AND BEING THEIR FOR EACH OTHER, ALWAYS... KISS.)) [RUNS08]
The couple's been to America once before... but Roanoke is definitely their star city.
[SOT]

((SHANNON HOLT: THEY WENT UP TO NEW YORK FOR THREE DAYS BEFORE THEY FLEW BACK HOME AND DIDN'T CARE FOR IT TOO MUCH. THEY SAID THEY WERE SOUTHERNERS AND THEY WOULD STAY THAT WAY WHEN THEY CAME BACK TO AMERICA.)) [RUNS13]
So it's not the Big Apple, but the Roanoke Star that has captured their hearts.
The couple even wants to move here, but the Green Card process is getting in the way.
[SOT]

((ELLEN CARNEY AND STEVE MCCANN: WE'RE NOT GOING TO EVER GIVE UP.)) [RUNS03]
Until then, they'll keep shooting for the stars. Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))

[11ICS]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bmo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Nelson County has gotten the cold shoulder from International Cold Storage.
The freezer manufacturer canceled its three million dollar plan to move from Albemarle County to Nelson County.
Company officials say a market downturn is responsible.
The deal was expected to generate 21-thousand dollars in tax revenue and 150 jobs.

[Marketwatch]


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


In other business news, the Fed cut interest rates for the sixth time this year, but by just a quarter-point.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]


((Information:
(ON CAM)

WELL AFTER TAKING FIVE GIANT STEPS EARLIER IN THE YEAR TO PROP UP THE ECONOMY, THE FED TOOK A BABY STEP AND CUT ITS KEY OVERNIGHT INTEREST RATE BY A QUARTER POINT..INSTEAD OF THE HALF POINT CUT MANY WERE LOOKING FOR.
INVESTORS BASICALLY SHRUGGED THEIR SHOULDERS AT THE FED'S SIXTH INTEREST RATE CUT IN AS MANY MONTHS..

(GRAPHIC)

THE DOW FELL 37 POINTS TO 10-435 WHILE THE NASDAQ MOVED UP 10 POINTS

(VIDEO-GREENSPAN)

FED CHIEF ALAN GREENSPAN AND COMPANY DID LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN FOR MORE RATE CUTS THIS YEAR .. IN A STATEMENT FED POLICYMAKERS WARNED THE ECONOMY STILL FACES A RISK OF CONTINUED WEAKNESS... BUT SEES NO SIGN OF INFLATION.

(GRAPHIC)

IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE FED'S ACTION, MANY OF THE NATION'S BIG BANKS CUT THEIR PRIME LENDING RATE BY A QUARTER POINT..TO 6.75%-

(ON CAM)

THE PRIME RATE IS CLOSELY TIED TO RATES ON CAR LOANS, CREDIT CARDS AND HOME EQUITY LOANS.

(GRAPHIC)

ON OUR STOCKS TO WATCH LIST: REDBACK NETWORKS SOUNDED A PROFIT WARNING BECAUSE A DOWNTURN IN THE TELECOM INDUSTRY
AND VA LINUX IS GETTING OUT OF THE HARDWARE BUSINESS AND CUTTING 35 PERCENT OF ITS WORKFORCE TO FOCUS ON ITS APPLICATION SOFTWARE.

(ON CAM)

BRIDGESTONE WILL CLOSE THE FIRESTONE PLANT IN DE-CA'TUR, ILLINOIS THAT MADE TIRES LINKED TO OVER 200 TRAFFICE DEATHS..

(GRAPHIC)

THE MOVE WILL WIPE OUT MOST OF THE COMPANY'S PROFIT FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW. SALES AT FIRESTONE HAVE FALLEN 40 PERCENT SINCE THE AUGUST RECALL AND ANALYSTS SAY REVENUE WILL BE HURT FOR YEARS.

(GRAPHIC-MARKETWATCH WEBSITE)

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

(ON CAM)

I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Patients-Rights]


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


Some crucial votes on the patients' rights bill are expected in the Senate today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


That after President Bush met with House Republicans yesterday to discuss the legislation.
He's supporting the House version that relies less on lawsuits, calling it a bi- partisan compromise that will protect American workers.
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[SOT 3:04:05]
[IN Q=This piece of]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=protect patients.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bush says alternative bills in the House and Senate are too expensive and could cost millions of people their health insurance.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Democrats, meantime, have prepared a T-V ad that accuses Bush of acting on behalf of big business.
It says Bush is threatening to veto a bill that would let patients hold H-M-O's accountable.

[6-Medicaid]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC1:20:55]
[GRAPHIC=Medicaid]


Governor Jim Gilmore did NOT include Medicaid in his budget for this year.
But since that was never adopted... a change in Virginia Medicaid eligibility has survived and will take effect on Monday.
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[SOT 13:13:42]
[IN Q=Today begins our campaign ]

((VAL MARSH/ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL: TODAY BEGINS OUR CAMPAIGN TO SPREAD THE WORD TO PEOPLE AROUND THE STATE THAT IF THEY HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN TURNED DOWN FOR MEDICAID BENEFITS, THEY SHOULD NOW REAPPLY.))
[SUPER=01-Val Marsh/Alliance for the Mentally Ill;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=benefits, they should now reapply.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Virginia Alliance for the Mentally Ill says it doesn't expect the Gilmore administration to make much of an effort to get new recipients signed up.
But elderly, disabled, and blind Virginians who earn 80 percent of the poverty level or less may now finally qualify for Medicaid.
People like Chesterfield County's Barbara Marsh.
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[SOT 13:20:34]
[IN Q=I take my new medications]

((BARBARA MARSH/FUTURE MEDICAID RECIPIENT: I TAKE MY NEW MEDICATIONS THAT HELP ME NOT TO BE SO DEPRESSED. THEY JUST WORK BETTER THAN MEDICATIONS I TOOK SIX YEARS AGO.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Marsh/Future Medicaid Recipient;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=I took six years ago.]
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[Anchor=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Before this change, Virginia only covered those who earned 37 percent of a poverty level income or less.
That meant as little as 250 dollars a month.
The new qualifying income is 573 dollars for individuals and 774 for couples.

[5-Water-Illness]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-10 17:49]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check,
Every year people get sick from swimming in pools, lakes, water parks and in the ocean.
The reason: there are germs that can contaminate the water and can be harmful if swallowed. Health officials believe that happened a few years ago after three children became seriously ill from an e-coli outbreak at Smith Mountain Lake. They believe it was caused by a dirty diaper.
As Health Check reporter Joy Sutton tells us, health officials are encouraging swimmers to be aware of recreational water illnesses.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This time of year]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Bowles/Environmental Health Manager; :13]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
This time of year --thousands of people will flock to lakes and the swimming pools --unaware of the potential danger.
There is a risk of catching a recreational water illness --which is spread by water contaminated with feces.
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[SOT00:44]
[IN Q=The ones that are most common are]

((THE ONES THAT ARE MOST COMMON ARE GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES --AND THOSE ARE MOSTLY CAUSED BY INTESTINAL PARASITES ARE BACTERIA LIKE E COLI)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=like e-coli]


While pools may be a little safer because of the chlorine, it can take up to several days for chlorine to work.
Some water illnesses include diarrheal illness, skin rashes, ear infections, eye infections, and respiratory infections.
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[SOT4:12]
[IN Q=The gastrointestingal disease gets]

((THE GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES GET INTO THE WATER THROUGH FECAL MATERIAL AND IT COULD BE SOMETHING LIKE A CHILD HAVING AND ACCIDENT A DIRTY DIAPER IN THE POOL OR IT COULD JUST BE THE WASH OFF FROM THE BODY IF SOMEONE HASN'T TAKEN A SHOWER OR BATHED)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q=shower or bathed]


For most people the illness won't be very serious and will pass in a few days but for those with a weakened immune system it can be more serious.
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[SOT3:12]
[IN Q=It's important that parents]

((IT'S IMPORTANT THAT PARENTS CLOSELY SUPERVISE KIDS THAT ARE NOT TOILET TRAINED --THAT THEY CHANGE DIAPERS OFTEN -THAT THEY CHANGE DIAPER IN RESTROOM OR POOL AREA --WHERE ACCIDENTAL CONTAMINATION COULD OCCUR )) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=could occur]

I'm Joy Sutton for News 7 Mornin'.))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Most importantly notify the life guard if you see fecal matter in the water or someone changing diapers near the water. The best tip is don't swallow the water.

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


News 7 Mornin' will return in just a moment. [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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Film actor Jack Lemmon has died in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer.
He's described as "one of the greatest actors in the history of the business."
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Comedian Paula Poundstone is charged with committing lewd acts upon a child under 14, as well as child endangerment.
Poundstone was released from jail last night after posting 200- thousand- dollars' bail.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And divers will go under again today in Philpott Lake, searching for clues in two murder cases.
They're looking for evidence in the murder of a Martinsville woman AND the body of a missing Nelson County man who's also believed to be in the lake.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, June 28th
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.





[2-11Lake-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC1:06:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Divers will continue searching Philpott Lake today for clues in two murder cases.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.]


They spent nearly seven hours yesterday searching near Union Bridge.
They're looking for evidence in the Ether Adean Smith murder case.
She's the Martinsville woman divers recovered last week.
They're also searching for a missing Nelson County man believed to be in the lake as well.
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[SOT 1:06:29]
[IN Q=We'll keep diving off and on]

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WE'LL KEEP DIVING OFF AND ON UNTIL WE COVERED THIS AREA PRETTY THROUGHLY AND ANY OTHER AREAS THAT WE THINK WE NEED TO DIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=need to dive]
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[VO-NAT]


Divers are searching in more than fifty feet of water where visibility is just one to two feet.
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[2-Lemmon]


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


He's described as "one of the greatest actors in the history of the business."
Actor Jack Lemmon has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The veteran performer died last night in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer.
Lemmon was a Harvard graduate who won his first Oscar in 1955.
More nominations came with such films as "The China Syndrome" and "Missing".
Lemmon might be best known for the eight comedies he did with actor Walter Matthau, including "The Odd Couple" and "Grumpy Old Men".
Jack Lemmon was 76.
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[Poundstone]


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


Comedian Paula Poundstone isn't laughing after her arrest on charges she committed lewd acts upon a child under 14, as well as child endangerment.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;]


Poundstone was released from jail last night after posting 200- thousand- dollars' bail.
The 41- year- old comic is a mother of two, and has regularly taken in foster children.
While Poundstone made no comment to the media, her attorney said he was surprised of her arrest, because she'd been cooperating with authorities in their investigation.
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[SOT 3:19:31]
[IN Q=Paula's not]
[SUPER=01-Steve Crone/Poundstone's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=of all these charges.]
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[VO-NAT]


Poundstone faces more than 13 years in prison if she's convicted.
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[Children-Killed]


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


One by one, the father of the five Texas children allegedly drowned by their mother eulogized them.
At yesterday's funeral, Russell Yates told the children he was sorry he didn't get to see them grow up.
Drew Levinson has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Clear Lake, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Louise Kitchen/Friend; :17]
[SUPER=01-Becky Morris/Friend; :32 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News, Clear Lake, TX.]

((

(LOCATOR: CLEAR LAKE, TX)


Covered in flowers, the five small caskets were taken to their final resting-place, a cemetery, not far from the home where the children were killed.
Earlier, in an emotional and touching ceremony Russell Yates said goodbye to his four young sons and baby daughter.
Sot: Louise Kitchen/friend Theres absolutely no way you can express the sorrow that is felt with those children, its just too much.
Unable to hold back his tears, Yates stood above each open casket and one by one talked about the short lives of his children.
Sot: Becky Morris/friend I lost it when he said I wont get to see you grow up.
A week ago their mother, 36 year old Andrea Yates admitted she systematically drown all five in a bathtub in the familys home. She now sits in jail charged with murder. Her attorneys are considering an insanity defense. Russell Yates said his wife suffered from post partem depression, but at the funeral this father was focused on his children. He said goodbye, gently placing a tiny blanket on each child and then closing their caskets.
Sot: kitchen again that was the hardest, with the little blankets, I think that was hardest thing to see when he put those little blankets in each casket and then of course having to close because that was the last time he would ever see his children again.

(LEVINSON STANDUP CLOSE, PARAPHRASED, If the Lord Giveth and the Lord

taketh away, that's what he did... he gave me all those children, and he took them all away.) ))

[11Profiling]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-22]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Virginia's State Police superintendent ordered an analysis of "racial profiling"last month.
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[VO-NAT :25]


Colonel Gerald Massengill says he does NOT think "racial profiling" is an institutional problem among Virginia police officers.
But he does think each officer brings "unintended biases" to the job -- which could lead to pulling a black motorist or treating them differently just because of race.
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.]


So more than hundred officers sat in on an all day training session yesterday, sponsored by the office of the Attorney General.
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[SOT 14:16:15]
[IN Q=Quite often, the acts and]

((COL. GERALD MASSENGILL/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: QUITE OFTEN, THE ACTS AND THE PROBLEMS AND THE CONCERNS THAT HAVE COME OUT OF THOSE STATES WERE GENERATED AFTER THE STOP. THE SEARCHES, AND THE CONDUCT, THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE ASKED, AND THOSE TYPE THINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Gerald Massengill/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=asked, and those type things.]
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[VO-NAT :11]


The training was done by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers.
Colonel Massengill says it's just an early step in the effort to end racial profiling.
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[5-Medicaid]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=501-04 23:44]
[GRAPHIC=Medicaid]


Virginia's medicaid program survived the state budget impasse.
That's good news for a whole new group of elderly or disabled Virginians.
They'll be eligible for Medicaid coverage July first -- because lawmakers fought to keep it in the budget last year.

Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Even though the federal government]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Val Marsh/Alliance for the Mentally Ill; :24]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; :36 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Phil Hamilton/(R) Newport News; 1:07 ]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Marsh/Future Medicaid Recipient; 1:20 ]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News7, Richmond.]


(( Even though the federal government reimburses states 50 percent of Medicaid costs, Virginia has only covered those senior or disabled people who make 37 percent or less BELOW the poverty level.
In four days, the bar is raised to allow those who make 80 percent to be covered.
That's still only 573 dollars a month for an individual-- not much to dance about.
[sot tape 13:15:30 ]

((VAL MARSH/ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL: THE 37 PERCENT MEANT JUMPING...INCOME COULDN'T EXCEED250 TO 350 BUCKS. THAT WAS SHOCKING TO US.))
[runs= 11 ]


So the Virginia Alliance for the Mentally Ill is trying to get the word out.
Republican Delegate Phil Hamilton of Newport News goes as far as saying he doesn't think the Gilmore administration is going to work very hard to tell Virginians they may now qualify.
And Hamilton says the good Medicaid news should NOT fool people into believing cuts to mental health aren't still coming from Governor Jim Gilmore -- as he scrambles to balance the budget and pay for the car tax cut.
Hamilton says he expects the cuts to be announced as Gilmore leaves office in January.
[sot tape 13:28:28 ]

((DEL. PHIL HAMILTON/R-NEWPORT NEWS: AND IF THERE ARE GONNA BE REDUCTIONS, I'M SURE THAT THE FOLKS THAT ARE GONNA BE IMPACTED...OR THAT SERVICE IS BEING REDUCED.))
[runs= 24 ]



[sot tape 13:21:18 ]

((BARBARA MARSH: GETTING FULL MEDICAID MEANS THAT I FEEL LIKE I GET HEALTH CARE THAT OTHER PEOPLE GET. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO ME.))
[runs= 09 ]


But as for Medicaid, more low income disabled people like Chesterfield County's Barbara Marsh will finally feel the impact of health care coverage they've so far been NOT poor enough to qualify for.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

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


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


Divers will continue searching Philpott Lake today for clues in two murder cases.
They're looking for more evidence in the Ether Adean Smith murder case. She's the Martinsville woman divers recovered last week.
Search teams are also looking for a missing Nelson County man.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Changes in Virginia Medicaid eligibility take place on Monday. Elderly, disabled, and blind Virginians who earn 80 percent of the poverty level or less may now finally qualify for Medicaid.
The new qualifying income is 573 dollars for individuals and 774 for couples.
Before the change, Virginia only covered those who earned 37 percent of a poverty level income or less.
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An English couple has choosen the Mill Mountain Star to light up their wedding day.
The bride to be met a Roanoke woman in an Internet chatroom, and the two became such good friends that she and her fiance decided to visit America.
The couple was more than delighted than with what they saw and believed that Roanoke is the perfect place to tie the knot.
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Now here's Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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