A Texas woman is in court, facing two capital murder charges in the drowning deaths of her five children.
Attorneys for Andrea Yates say she's innocent by reason of insanity.
And authorities in Danville identify the man who was fatally shot over the weekend.
Sunny dry weather continues as temperatures begin to warm up....I'll have your hometown forecast...
Eight months after the drowning deaths of her five children, Andrea Yates is facing a jury in Houston.
A Houston woman is on trial for drowning her five children last summer, a crime the defense claims was the act of someone mentally ill.
But the prosecution has its own ideas in the case of Andrea Yates.
Jim Acosta reports.
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[SUPER=01-Andrew Cohen/Legal Analyst; quick!!!]
[SUPER=01-Robert Hirschorn/Jury Consultant;]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Acosta, CBS News, Houston.]
(LOCATOR: HOUSTON, TX)
ANDREA YATES' DEFENSE TEAM ARRIVED AT THE COURTHOUSE THIS
MORNING ... WITH WHAT SOME LEGAL ANALYSTS CONSIDER A DIFFICULT CASE.
HER ATTORNEYS MUST PROVE SHE WAS INSANE WHEN SHE
DROWNED HER FIVE CHILDREN --ONE-BY ONE-- IN A BATHTUB IN THEIR HOME.
YATES ADMITTED FROM THE BEGINNING SHE KILLED THEM...CALLING
9-1-1 HERSELF. HER HUSBAND HAS REPEATEDLY SAID SHE SUFFERED FROM SEVERE
HER LAWYERS SAY SHE'S EVEN TRIED TO COMMIT SUICIDE IN THE PAST.
SOT: (VERY QUICK)
ANDREW COHEN/CBS NEWS LEGAL ANALYST
IN THIS CASE-- THE EXPERTS ARE EVERYTHING.// THE ONLY REAL TEST AND
BATTLE IN THIS TRIAL IS WHETHER SHE WAS LEGALLY INSANE.
THE DEFENSE IS EXPECTED TO ARGUE THAT YATES' OWN HUSBAND -RUSSELL- AND
HER MEDICAL TEAM IGNORED THE SEVERITY OF HER ILLNESS.
ACCORDING TO ONE EXPERT-- THE MAKE-UP OF THE JURY -- EIGHT WOMEN AND FOUR
MEN -- GIVES YATES A GENDER ADVANTAGE.
SOT: ROBERT HIRSCHORN/JURY CONSULTANT
WOMEN ARE GOING TO BE MUCH MORE OPEN TO THE IDEA THAT A HUSBAND IS TO
BLAME THAN MEN WOULD.
...FOR ITS PART, THE PROSECUTION WILL FOCUS ON YATES' OWN WORDS.
WHILE THE JURORS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO SEE HER ON THE STAND.... THEY WILL
HEAR HER 911 CALL...AND HER CONFESSION TO POLICE WHEN THEY
ARRIVED AT HER HOME.
YATES STATED HERSELF THAT SHE HAD MADE THE DECISION TO KILL HER CHILDREN
-- THE NIGHT BEFORE THEY DIED.
YATES FACES TWO CAPITAL MURDER CHARGES...COULD GET LIFE IN PRISON OR THE
The search continues today in rural northwest Georgia for bodies scattered near a crematorium.
Nearly 100 corpses were found near the Tri-State Crematorium.
Investigators expect to find at least 100 more.
Authorities say the corpses had been stacked for as long as 15 years.
Frances Alexander was taken to Tri-state when she died six weeks ago.
Her son, like many other relatives, is trying to come to terms with what's happened.
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[IN Q=It's just hard]
((ROCK THOMAS/RELATIVE: IT'S JUST HARD TO BELIEVE THAT...UH...SOMEONE COULD HAVE SUCH A...A CALLOUS AND CALCULATED DISREGARD FOR GOD GIVEN HUMAN DIGNITY. IT WAS...IT'S DISTURBING TO SAY THE LEAST. ))
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[OUT Q=to say the least]
Meanwhile, Tri-State's operator, Ray Brent Marsh is facing charges.
The identity of a man killed in Danville this weekend is now known.
Police say 43-year old Donald Eugene Glass of Blairs was apparently shot to death.
His body was found early Sunday morning in the backyard of a house in the 8-hundred block of Clay Street.
The murder is one of two committed in Danville this weekend.
If you have any information about the case you're asked to call Danville Police.
The money committees for the House of Delegates and the State Senate both approved their own budget bills yesterday.
But that's not the end of their debate.
Joe Dashiell has more.
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[IN Q=Lawmakers say the state's budget]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Fredericksburg; :06]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Richmond]
((Lawmakers say the state's budget problems can't be fixed with a nip and a tuck.
[SOT CHICHESTER 15:09:31]
[IN Q=And this leads to gut wrenching decisions]
((AND THIS LEADS TO GUT WRENCHING DECISIONS, THERE'S JUST NO DELICATE WAY TO PUT IT.))
[OUT Q=no delicate way to put it.]
But members of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees offered up spending plans they say will address the state's budget problems, and spread the pain fairly.
There is some comfort for State employees who would receive no pay raise in Governor Warner's proposal. The House budget provides for a modest salary increase in December 2003... The Senate calls for a small bonus this year and next.
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((SEN. BO TRUMBO: WE WERE TRYING TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX, TRYING TO GET THINGS DONE IN SUCH A WAY AS TO PROVIDE THE NEEDED REVENUES FOR THE PAY RAISE AT THE SAME TIME AS IN THE OUT YEARS. YOU CAN'T ALWAYS THINK ABOUT WHAT IT'S GOING TO DO THIS YEAR, YOU HAVE TO LOOK TWO, THREE FOUR YEARS OUT.))
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((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT: I THINK THE STATE EMPLOYEES, ALL HUNDRED THOUSAND OF THEM, ARE GOING TO APPRECIATE A SOLID PAY INCREASE A LITTLE MORE THAN WHAT THE SENATE MIGHT HAVE DONE, BUT THAT WILL BE WORKED OUT.))
[OUT Q=but that will be worked out.]
Both budget bills allow the state's colleges and universities to raise tuition, and lawmakers say the money will not go to the general fund.
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[IN Q=The tuition remains on the campus]
((THE TUITION REMAINS ON THE CAMPUS TO HELP OFFSET THE REDUCTIONS. THE TUITION IS NOT, AND I REPEAT NOT, SENT TO RICHMOND.))
[OUT Q=not sent to Richmond.]
Both bills actually increase total funding for public education over the current biennium... The House bill includes money for a teacher pay raise... the Senate version does not.
Lawmakers save money by freezing the car tax, closing excess prison capacity, reducing state support for constitutional officers... and the list goes on.
Lawmakers admit there is plenty to criticize, and the grumbling has already started, with House Democrats complaining that Republican leaders violated the budget framework agreed upon at the start of the session.
Governor Warner is expected to weigh in Monday afternoon when he meets with house and senate leaders.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))
The House budget bill includes money for cultural organizations in central and western Virginia.
The bill recommends more than 23- million dollars for non- state agencies during the next two- year budget period.
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More than 20 organizations in central and western Virginia are on the list, including the Art Museum of Western Virginia, Center in the Square, Virginia's Explore Park, the Harrison Museum,
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the Lynchburg Academy of Music, Mill Mountain Zoo, the Science Museum of Western Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
Virginia Tech's president is warning students and faculty that hard times could be ahead.
Governor Mark Warner wants Tech to cut 31-million dollars for the new fiscal year.
The governor also wants to lift the tutition freeze at state colleges and universities.
As a result, students at Virginia Tech could see a tuition increase of five percent.
Tech's president realizes that could produce a financial hardship for some students.
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[IN Q=For those students]
((CHARLES STEGER/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT: FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE CRITICALLY DEPENDENT ON FINANCIAL AID TO MAKE IT AS IT IS NOW, AS THE TUITION GOES UP WE WANT TO BE SURE THAT WE CAN INCREASE THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT WE PROVIDE TO THOSE STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE ALREADY WORKING ONE OR TWO JOBS TO STAY IN SCHOOL AND WE ARE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MINIMIZE OR HAVE NO IMPACT ON THEM AS WE GO FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/Virginia Tech President]
[OUT Q=we go forward]
Tech is also looking into cutting several positions, but Steger believes many can come through retirement and attrition.
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Coming up next on the newscast, more than 120 people are killed in Nepal,
and President Bush begins a six day tour of Asia with a stop in Japan.
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At least 127 people are dead-- most of them policemen and soliders-- after weekend raids in Nepal.
Maoist rebels staged the attacks on police stations and military camps on Saturday.
Several bodies were spotted outside buildings, which were still burning yesterday morning.
The rebels have been fighting since 1996 to abolish Nepal's
constitutional monarchy and create a communist republic.
Over the years, the fighting has claimed more than 24-hundred lives.
President Bush is in Tokyo, the first stop on a six- day tour of Asia.
Bush is hoping to gather support for the war on terrorism.
Bill Plante has highlights from day one of the President's trip.
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[SUPER=01-Bill Plante/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Plante in Tokyo..]
"Great, top of the World, it's a beautiful day"
MR. BUSH'S BEGAN HIS VISIT TO JAPAN AT THE SHRINE OF THE 19TH CENTURY
EMPEROR WHO OPENED THIS ONCE-REMOTE NATION TO THE WEST. THE PRESIDENT
AND FIRST LADY PAID THEIR RESPECTS, ACCOMPANIED BY SHINTO PRIESTS.
THE BUSHES THEN WATCHED AN EXHIBITION OF ARCHERY ON HORSEBACK - THE
CHALLENGE OF HITTING THE TARGETS AT FULL GALLOP WAS ONCE A RELIGIOUS
CEREMONY OF SUCH IMPORTANCE THAT RIDERS WHO MISSED THEIR TARGETS WERE
FORCED TO COMMIT SUICIDE. THE ARCHERY PAGEANT RECALLED THE BOW AND
ARROW JAPAN'S PRIME MINISTER GAVE THE PRESIDENT LAST FALL - MEANT TO
SYMBOLIZE JAPAN'S HELP IN THE WAR AGAINST TERROR.
"We've got confidence in his ability to lead this country."
(VO/BUSH & KOIZUMI AT LUNCH)
WITH JAPAN'S ECONOMY IN CRISIS, PRIME MINISTER KOIZUMI IS COUNTING ON
PRESIDENT BUSH'S ENDORSEMENT TO HELP HIM PUSH THROUGH REFORMS WHICH HE
PROMISED BUT HAS SO FAR BEEN UNABLE TO DELIVER. MR. BUSH DID NOT
"And what the Prime Minister is proposing is a bold agenda. And it
takes somebody who's willing to spend capital, political capital, to get
the agenda done."
THE PRIME MINISTER RETURNED THE FAVOR BY DOWNPLAYING JAPANESE
DISAGREEMENT WITH U.S. REJECTION OF THE KYOTO ENVIRONMENTAL TREATY - AND
BY NOT TAKING ISSUE WITH THE PRESIDENT'S INSISTENCE ON TARGETING IRAN,
IRAQ AND NORTH KOREA AS AN "AXIS OF EVIL" , WHICH SOME EUROPEANS HAVE
CALLED "ABSOLUTIST" AND "SIMPLISTIC." MR. BUSH, ONCE AGAIN, TOOK THE
OPPORTUNITY TO PRESS THE POINT.
"But the leaders I've talked to fully understand, exactly, what needs to
happen. They understand the resolve of the United States of America.
They understand that our commitment is not just in Afghanistan, that
history has given us a unique opportunity to defend freedom. And we're
going to seize the moment, and do it."
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THE PRESIDENT'S AXIS OF EVIL REFERENCE TO NORTH KOREA HAS OVERSHADOWED
ALL OTHER ISSUES IN SOUTH KOREA, WHERE THERE ARE ALREADY PROTESTS. MANY
FEEL MR. BUSH'S STANCE HAS UNDERMINED THE SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT - WHO
HAS BEEN TRYING - WITHOUT SUCCESS - TO NORMALIZE RELATIONS WITH THE
NORTH. BILL PLANTE
CBS NEWS WITH THE PRESIDENT IN TOKYO.
As expected, South Koreans are NOT exactly rolling out the welcome mat for President Bush, on the eve of his scheduled visit to the country.
[SUPER=03-Seoul, South Korea;]
30 members of a radical student group occupied an office of the American Chamber of Commerce before being arrested.
They hung an anti- Bush banner from the window, and staged a sit-in for nearly three hours.
Relatively small, but noisy protests have been taking place in South Korea since last week against Bush's tough policies toward communist North Korea.
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Coming up a little later in the newscast, we'll have highlights from Ward Burton's Daytona 500 win. But first we'll have a look at different kind of racing....
it still uses plenty of horsepower.
And while they don't have snow tires...they ARE running on the ice.
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[COMM BREAK #2]
President Bush has identified nuclear power plants as a potential terrorist target. Just recently the federal government began stockpiling a drug that could protect people from a deadly illness caused by radiation exposure.
Jim Acosta takes us to the first town in America that received the pills in its schools and homes.
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[SUPER=03-Duxbury, MA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Sanders/Duxbury Schools Head Nurse;]
[SUPER=01-Mary Lampert/Duxbury Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/CBS News;]
[SUPEr=01-Dave Tarantino/Pilgrim Nuclear Plant;]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS DUXBURY MASSACHUSETTS.]
((DUXBURY MASSACHUSSETS IS PRAYING THE DAY NEVER COMES
BUT IF TERROR STRIKES THE PILGRIM NUCLEAR POWER PLANT JUST SIX MILES
(students eating outside)
THE LOCAL SCHOOL HAS A PLAN.
(nats of nurse opening pills)
AND A PILL.
IT S POTASSIUM IODIDE OR AS IT S CALLED K-I.
SOT: Maureen Sanders, Duxbury Schools Head Nurse It s
available for the schools here and it s available for the community at
(nats of Mary getting KI out of medicine cabinet)
ACTIVIST MARY LAMPERT KEEPS K-I IN HER MEDICINE CABINET
(nats of glove compartment)
AND IN HER CAR.
THE OVER THE COUNTER DRUG CAN HELP GUARD AGAINST THYROID CANCER A
DEVASTATING SIDE EFFECT OF RADIATION ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN.
BEFORE 9-11 LAMPERT CONVINCED DUXBURY TO STOCKPILE ENOUGH K-I TO PROTECT
THE TOWN S RESIDENTS.
NOW SHE WANTS THE REST OF THE NATION TO GET WITH THE PROGRAM.
SOT: Lampert the sky fell on 9-11 and so the prudent
thing to do is take whatever precautionary, preventative measures that
you can and clearly stockpiling potassium iodide is a no brainer.
STAND-UP: Jim Acosta But in the event of a nuclear disaster, critics
say, protecting your thyroid is the least of your worries. Some experts
believe K-I only lulls communities into a false sense of security.
SOT: Dave Tarantino, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station The
concern would be that people think it s some kind of magic bullet. It s
THE POWER PLANT AND EVEN SOME STATES WORRY PEOPLE WILL TAKE K-I INSTEAD
OF EVACUATING...THE ONLY WAY TO ESCAPE RADIATION POISONING.
(file of Chernobyl, any nats here!)
BUT IT'S BELIEVED K-I WORKED AFTER THE NUCLEAR ACCIDENT AT
CHERNOBYL...IN THE UKRAINE. NEARBY POLAND GAVE K-I TO RESIDENTS AND SAW
NO INCREASE IN THYROID CANCER.
(kill for time if necessary) OTHER NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES DECIDED
AGAINST THE PILL AND RATES JUMPED 100 PERCENT.
BACK IN THIS SMALL NEW ENGLAND TOWN THE PLAN IS: TAKE K-I AND EVACUATE.
HERE THE SAYING IS: BE PROACTIVE NOT RADIOACTIVE.
JIM ACOSTA CBS NEWS, DUXBURY MASSACHUSSETTS.))
The sport of horse racing is common enough--
But THESE thoroughbred horses from all over the world strut their stuff across a frozen lake.
[SUPER=03-St. Moritz, Switzerland;]
The White Turf races feature high- speed contests between horse- drawn skiers.
A crowd of more than 12- thousand people, many wearing fur coats, gathered at the exclusive Swiss resort to see the races on the icy oval course.
The ice is 27 inches thick.
The White Turf races have been held since 19-07.
The Stock Markets are closed today due to the President's Day holiday.
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In sports, UVA's fire is put out by Wake Forest....
AND yesterday's Daytona 500 turned into a story of big wrecks, dented fenders and duct tape.
But when it was all over, two native Virginians came out on top.
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[COMM BREAK #3]
After a few lead changes, a restart, PLUS Sterling Marlin pulling himself out of contention... South Boston's Ward Burton drove in his first win at Daytona.
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/TNT SPORTS; :]
Michael Waltrip was the first car to make a move, and he was the leader after 50 laps.
But his teammate Dale Earnhardt Junior had a stroke of bad luck early, as he blew a tire and hit the wall, bringing out the caution.
Ken Schrader was having a strong run, and he led after 61 laps of the race.
Then just past the halfway point, Sterling Marlin was the leader with Ricky Rudd on his rear bumper.
But three fourths of the way through the race, Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick get together.
The end result was a 17 car crash, including many of the drivers running on the lead lap.
A crash on the restart, and the race was red flagged
Sterling Marlin, the leader, was sent to the back for getting out of his car to repair a fender.
The race restarted with 3 to go.
Burton pulled away, taking the checkered flag for his first Daytona 500 win.
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[IN Q="You know...]
[SUPER=01-Ward Burton/Daytona 500 Winner; :]
[OUT Q=......race team."]
Elliott Sadler finished second, Geoff Bodine third, Kurt Busch fouth and Michael Waltrip fifth.
In basketball the Maryland Terrapins trudged over the Duke Blue Devils with an 87 -to- 73 win.
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD/CBS SPORTS; :]
Chris Wilcox got his career high of 23 points, as third ranked Maryland beat the top ranked team.
Maryland would lead by 21 at one point, before winning it, 87 to 73.
Meanwhile 15th ranked Virginia had its hands full with Wake Forest.
Darius Songaila worked overtime and scored a career high 30 points.
[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/FOX SPORTS; :]
Pete Gillen's Cavaliers trailed by 18 at the half.
But the Cavaliers came out firing in the second half.
Keith Jenifer makes the basket, but Wake was still up by 18.
Wake would raise that lead to 25.
But when Roger Mason hit a jump- shot the lead was cut to 17.
[SUPER=33-Wake Forest#19/92/Virginia#15/70/; :]
The Demon Deacons had control on both ends of the court, and they rout U-V-A, 92 to 70.
Randolph Macon will advance to the ODAC Championship after beating Roanoke College 71 to 63.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Maroons vs Yellow Jackets; :]
The two teams huddle around their coaches, getting the final instructions before the opening tipoff.
Roanoke's Nathan Stewart hits the three pointer from the corner.
The Maroons led 10 to 5.
The Yellow Jackets tighten the lead when Kurt Bergmann takes it inside for the reverse layup.
That makes it 10 to 7, Maroons.
Stewart passes to Josh Foster, who nails the three pointer.
The Maroons maintained a 1 point lead.
Macon takes the lead when Marshal Rumney passes to Tim Smith.
He hits the three and the Jackets win it, 71 to 63.
FINAL LOOK AT THE WEATHER
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