[AM-Redistricting]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net B]
[GRAPHIC=Redistricting]

Republicans plan to appeal a state judge's ruling that finds Virginia's new redistricting plan un-constitutional.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;]

Judge Richard Pattisall issued his opinion yesterday. The judge has ordered that new districts be drawn. He also wants new elections to be held this year for the House of Delegates. Delegate Vic Thomas says this is welcome news.... The Democrat says redistricting unfairly pushed out delegates like Tom Jackson of Hillsville.
(///sot////)
[sot 00:47:17]
[IN Q= We'd like to have ]
[SUPER=@Thomas; ]

((VIC THOMAS: WE'D LIKE TO HAVE HIM BACK THERE BECAUSE HE'S A BIG HELP ON EDUCATION AND BARNIE DAY AND A FEW OTHER PEOPLE, YOU KNOW WE'D JUST LIKE TO GET THEM BACK.))
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q = GET THEM BACK.]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]

In his ruling-- Judge Pattisall essentially said race was the predominant factor in drawing up the new districts. House Majority leader Morgan Griffith begs to differ.
(///sot////)
[sot 00:48:54]
[IN Q= WE WEREN'T ]
[super=@griffith; ]

((MORGAN GRIFFITH: WE WEREN'T LOOKING AT RACE AS A MAJOR FACTOR WE LOOK AT POLITICS SOME, WE NEVER DENIED THAT, BUT THAT IS PERMISSIBLE.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q= THAT IS PERMISSIBLE.]
(-------------------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ss=HOLD]

Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says the redistricting is constitutionally sound and that Republicans will appeal the ruling.

[11Bedford-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Bedford County board of Supervisors has thrown its support behind a planned industrial park.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Opponents of the park tell us the board voted unanimously in favor of the New London Business and Technology Center.
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape; ]

Before the plan could move forward-- the land had to be zoned industrial. Opponents say it will jeopardize their safety and property values. Supporters, on the other hand, say it will bring money and jobs into the county.
(------------)



[11Knox]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-08 28:29]
[GRAPHIC=Cecil Knox]

Roanoke pain Doctor Cecil Knox was writing prescriptions for people who were not on his official patient list. That's according to the D-E-A.
(----------------)
[V/O-NAT SOT]

Papers filed in support of last month's raid on the Doctor's office indicate the feds suspect Knox "omitted incriminating information from his patients files on at least two occasions." In one case the Doctor allegedly knew the patient was a drug ABUSER, but the drug abuse was not recorded in the patient's official file. In another instance, the Williamson Road Pharmacy had called Knox to report that one of his patients had been arrested for robbing a pharmacy. The D-E-A believes Knox omitted the morphine robbery from the patient's file.
(----------------)



[Yates]


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


The 17- day trial of Andrea Yates is drawing to a close in Houston, Texas.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


Closing arguments begin today.
Defense attorneys say Yates drowned her five children in a bathtub, because she felt she had to kill them in order to save them, and get them into Heaven.
Yates says she's innocent by reason of insanity.
The last person to testify was a psychiatrist who says Yates didn't know her actions were wrong until after she called the police.
Prosecutors, meanwhile, are pushing for the death penalty.
(------------)




[Terrorism-Attacks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Attack on America]


Two columns of light beamed skyward last night over New York City, in memory of those killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center.
The daughter of a fallen police officer threw the switch that lit up the Manhattan sky.
Melissa McDermott reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Noreen Sullivan/Victim's Sister; :19 Quick]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=:57]
[OUT Q=McDermott, CBS News, New York.]

((

(nats.. "america..america..")

TWIN TOWERS OF LIGHT SOARED INTO THE MANHATTAN SKY MONDAY NIGHT. A SYMBOLIC STRIKE AGAINST THE DARKNESS THAT BLANKETED THIS CITY SIX MONTHS AGO.

(SOT - vo covers first part of bite NOREEN SULLIVAN/LOST BROTHER ON

9/11 "I like it when it goes up into the sky and kind of disappears. It's nice to know people are remembering my brother, and all the other people that were there.")
THE GIANT COLUMNS OF LIGHT FILL A HOLE IN NEW YORK'S SKYLINE, THAT TERRORISTS TORE OPEN, IN THE ATTACKS ON THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. 88 POWERFUL SEARCHLIGHTS PIERCE THE SKY, AS BEACONS OF HOPE, FOR SO MANY...WHO LOST SO MUCH.

(SOT - JOHN NAPOLITANO/LOST SON ON 9/11 "It gives me some solace that

people honor my son and his friends and appreciate their heroism.")
THE TRIBUTE OF LIGHT WILL GLOW FOR 32 NIGHTS, IN MEMORY OF THE VICTIMS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH. GIVING NEW YORKERS - AND NEIGHBORS TO THE TRAGEDY - TIME TO REFLECT ON ONE OF THE DARKEST DAYS IN U.S. HISTORY. MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.
))

[Afghanistan-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


After the toughest battle yet in Afghanistan,
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Eastern Afghanistan;]


commanders say U-S troops are mopping up in the Eastern mountains.
Hundreds of Afghan allies are moving tanks into position.
High- flying U-S bombers are also pounding the region.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the effort to flush out die hard al-Qaida fighters could yield new insights into the terrorist network.
(------------)


[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, some internet companies are expected to release their quarterly earnings today. And U-S Airways is launching a plan that's out of this world.
Trish Regan has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Trish Regan/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=I'm Trish Regan.]


((INVESTORS ARE LOOKING TO MAKE ADDITIONAL GAINS ON WALL STREET TODAY.

(GR)

YESTERDAY, THE DOW CLOSED UP 38.

(GR)

WHILE THE NASDAQ ENDED THE DAY FLAT.

(OC)

WATCH INTERNET STOCKS TODAY: SOME KEY NET COMPANIES ARE REPORTING THEIR QUARTERLY RESULTS.

(GR)

C-M-G-I IS EXPECTING TO SHED 18 CENTS A SHARE FOR ITS SECOND QUARTER. AND, THE INTERNET HEALTH-CARE SERVICES FIRM WEB MD IS EXPECTED TO LOSE 3 CENTS A SHARE.

(OC)

INVESTORS WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP THEIR EYES ON K-MART.

(GR)

KMART'S C-E-O, CHARLES CONAWAY, RESIGNED YESTERDAY, JUST DAYS AFTER THE RETAILER SAID IT WOULD CLOSE 284 STORES AND CUT 22-THOUSAND JOBS. CONAWAY HAS BEEN REPLACED BY CHAIRMAN JAMES ADAMSON.

(OC)

TWO OF THE NATION'S BIGGEST DEPARTMENT STORE RETAILERS MAY BE JOINING TOGETHER.

(GR)

ACCORDING TO REPORTS, MAY DEPARTMENT STORES...WHICH OWNS LORD AND TAYLOR...AND FEDERATED DEPARTMENT STORES, THE OWNER OF MACY'S AND BLOOMINDALES ARE IN MERGER TALKS.

(OC)

FINALLY, US AIRWAYS IS GOING TO NEW LENGTHS TO ENTICE CUSTOMERS. THE STRUGGLING AIRLINE IS NOW OFFERING TO SEND SOME OF ITS BEST CUSTOMERS INTO SPACE. US AIRWAYS SAID TODAY THAT IT'S TEAMING UP WITH A FIVE YEAR OLD SPACE TOURISM COMPANY TO LET CUSTOMERS EARN OR REDEEM FREQUENT FLIER MILES BY TAKING A TRIP INTO SPACE.

(GR)
(WEBSITE TZ)



(OC)

IN SF, I'M TRISH REGAN.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-57 1:56:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Grandin Road's loss of another anchor business is Franklin County's gain.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Virginia Home Furnishings is closing its locations on Grandin and Northbound 220.
The stores will re-open as a furniture super-store at the current Weekend Furniture location in Franklin County.


The new Weekend Furniture - Virginia Home Furnishings store will be up and running by late summer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think what we'd]

((JOEL SHEPHERD/VIRGINIA HOME FURNISHINGS: I THINK WHAT WE'D LIKE TO DO IS CREATE A STORE THAT CAN PROVIDE ONE-STOP SHOPPING FOR EVERYONE IN SOUTHWESTERN AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Joel Shepherd/Virginia Home Furnishings]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=central virginia.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Neighboring Grandin Road businesses are concerned about the loss of traffic, but say they will likely go on just fine without Virginia Home Furnishings.
Shepherd says he plans to lease the building to a strong tenant.
(------------)



[6-L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-62 1:52:10]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2002]


Lynchburg's May city council election figures to be a quiet one.. just four candidates are seeking the three at-large seats.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Yesterday's deadline for party candidates to file passed without anyone submitting their petitions.
The three incumbents are seeking re-election as Independents.. and Republicans say there was no use trying to field any candidates this year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:55:55]
[IN Q=This is going]

((WENDELL WALKER/LYNCHBURG GOP CHAIRMAN: THIS IS GOING TO BE AN INCUMBENT'S YEAR. WE'LL HAVE TO SEE WHAT DIRECTION THIS CURRENT COUNCIL WANTS TO GO. OBVIOUSLY IF THEY WANT TO GO IN THE DIRECTION OF TAX REFORMS AND ADDITIONAL TAX INCREASES, I THINK THE PENDULUM'S GOING TO SWING BACK IN THE OTHER DIRECTION IN FOUR YEARS VERY QUICKLY, MUCH LIKE IT HAS IN THE PAST.))
[SUPER=01-Wendell Walker/Lynchburg GOP Chairman]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=like it has in the past.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Mayor Carl Hutcherson, vice-mayor Stewart Hobbs and councilman Bert Dodson are all running again.
Independent candidate Joan Foster is the only other name on the ballot.
(------------)



[11Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-58 1:46:38]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]


Anyone who's used them will tell you tax preparation software programs can save you time and money filing your returns.
But what if you can't afford them or don't have a computer to use them?
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That's where the folks at the Quicken Tax Freedom Project come in.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte was in Lynchburg yesterday touting a program that helps qualified residents file their returns electronically for free.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:34:53//14:41:15]
[IN Q=In a very]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: IN A VERY REAL WAY, THIS PROJECT CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE FOR HARDWORKING TAXPAYERS AND PARTICULARLY THIS HELPS LOWER-INCOME PEOPLE WHO OTHERWISE WOULDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO A SERVICE LIKE THIS BECAUSE, QUITE FRANKLY, THEY MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD IT.)) ((BERNIE MCKAY/INTUIT FINANCIAL FREEDOM FOUNDATION: AND SO THE CONCEPT OF THE QUICKEN TAX FREEDOM PROJECT IS TO TAKE THE TASK OF PREPARING AND FILING YOUR INCOME TAX ELECTRONICALLY OVER THE INTERNET AND MAKE IT AVAILABLE REGARDLESS OF MEANS.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) Sixth District; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bernie McKay/Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation; :17]
[RUNS=29]
[OUT Q=regardless of means.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Anyone who makes less than 25- thousand dollars qualifies for the program.
(+++++++)

[Take Pinnacle FS]
For a direct link, just go the Webwatch section at WDBJ7-dot.com.
(------------)
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]




[2-AM-Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net B]
[GRAPHIC=Redistricting]


A state judge's ruling finds Virginia's new redistricting plan un-constitutional.
Now, Republicans say they plan to appeal that ruling.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;]

Judge Richard Pattisall issued his opinion yesterday. The judge has ordered that new districts be drawn. He also wants new elections to be held this year for the House of Delegates. Delegate Vic Thomas says this is welcome news.... The Democrat says redistricting unfairly pushed out delegates like Tom Jackson of Hillsville.
(///sot////)
[sot 00:47:17]
[IN Q= We'd like to have ]
[SUPER=@Thomas; ]

((VIC THOMAS: WE'D LIKE TO HAVE HIM BACK THERE BECAUSE HE'S A BIG HELP ON EDUCATION AND BARNIE DAY AND A FEW OTHER PEOPLE, YOU KNOW WE'D JUST LIKE TO GET THEM BACK.))
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q = GET THEM BACK.]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]

In his ruling-- Judge Pattisall essentially said race was the predominant factor in drawing up the new districts. House Majority leader Morgan Griffith begs to differ.
(///sot////)
[sot 00:48:54]
[IN Q= WE WEREN'T ]
[super=@griffith; ]

((MORGAN GRIFFITH: WE WEREN'T LOOKING AT RACE AS A MAJOR FACTOR WE LOOK AT POLITICS SOME, WE NEVER DENIED THAT, BUT THAT IS PERMISSIBLE.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q= THAT IS PERMISSIBLE.]
(-------------------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ss=HOLD]

Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says the redistricting is constitutionally sound and that Republicans will appeal the ruling.

[11XGR-Southside]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-59 2:40:57]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia State Capitol]


State legislators representing rural Virginia say while they're not thrilled with the budget approved over the weekend there is some consolation in the fact it wasn't any worse.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Early versions of the state budget were not kind to southwest and southside Virginia.
There is still plenty of pain that will be felt across Virginia for years to come, but some lawmakers say they did leave Richmond with a sense of relief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Overall, we're hurting]

((DEL. BENNY KEISTER: OVERALL WE'RE HURTING, BUT WE USUALLY ARE AND I DON'T THINK WE MADE ANY GREAT GAINS WITH ANYTHING, BUT I THINK WE WERE ABLE TO MAINTAIN.)) ((DEL. ROBERT HURT: I THINK THROUGH THE CONFERENCE REPORT WE SAW SOME IMPROVEMENT, ESPECIALLY THINGS LIKE THE GOVERNOR'S OPPORTUNITY FUND. I WAS REALLY GLAD TO SEE THAT MONEY PUT BACK INTO THE BUDGET. WE NEED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DOLLARS TO REINVEST IN OUR COMMUNITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Benny Keister/(D) Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Robert Hurt/(R) Chatham; :10]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=reinvest in our communities.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Lawmakers return to Richmond in April for the one-day veto session. In the meantime, they'll be watching closely as Governor Warner reviews the budget and other legislation they've sent to his desk.

[11Scouts-Flag]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kgu]
[TAPE#=02-11 19:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local scout troop took a minute to honor patriotism yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Boy Scout Troop 2-21 gathered last night at Cave Spring Methodist Church for a special ceremony. The troop burned about 20 worn-out flags-- it's tradition to burn old flags to properly dispose of them. The boys collected the flags in their neighborhoods and from the community over the past few months. The flags were doused with kerosene to accelerate the burning process. A spokesperson for the troop said the scouts hope to repeat the ceremony on Flag Day.
(------------)


[1st-Business]


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


In business news this morning, The F-A-A says the airline industry won't recover from the terrorist attacks for another year, but then growth will take off.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]

(( GOOD MORNING THIS TUESDAY THE 12TH OF MARCH.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
--------------------------


THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY RECOVERY MAY BE AT LEAST A YEAR AWAY.
A NEW JUST-OFF-THE-PRESSES F-A-A REPORT SAYS GROWTH LATER IN THE DECADE WILL OVERWHELM THE AIR TRAFFIC SYSTEM .
CITING 7 BILLION DOLLAR LOSSES.. THE AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION SAYS THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY WON'T BECOME PROFITABLE AGAIN UNTIL 2003.
--------------------------


HOUSTON'S MOST FAMOUS-- OR PERHAPS INFAMOUS TENANT FACES THE BOOT...
ENRON HAS ASKED A BANKRUPTCY COURT JUDGE TO FREE UP 4 MILLION .. TO PAY PROPERTY TAXES OR FACE EVICTION FROM ITS HOUSTON HEADQUARTERS..

EVENTUALLY THEY ARE MOVING ANYWAY.. BUT BACK TAXES ARE A BURDEN DUE NOW.
--------------------------


ENRON'S FALLOUT CONTINUES TO RAIN DOWN . RIGGS BANK AND FEDERAL EXPRESS ARE THE LATEST TO DROP ARTHUR ANDERSEN AS THEIR ACCOUNTANTS.
OTHER RECENT DEFECTIONS INCLUDE SUNTRUST, DELTA, DISNEY, MERCK AND NEWSCORP.
--------------------------


MONDAY SAW BLUE CHIPS MOVE HIGHER AS INVESTORS WEIGHED HOPES FOR A REBOUND AGAINST WORRIES THE MARKET HAS COME TOO FAR, TOO FAST!
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. A DOWN SESSION IN TOKYO ON PROFIT TAKING.
--------------------------


ARE YOU AN ADDICT? IT SEEMS MORE OF US NOW NEED TO HAVE THAT "CUP OF JOE".
A NEW SURVEY BY THE NATIONAL COFFEE ASSOCIATION SAYS OVER 161 MILLION AMERICANS DRINK COFFEE ON A DAILY OR OCCASIONAL BASIS.
THAT'S 2 MILLION MORE THAN LAST YEAR.
SO HOW MANY BAGS OF COFFEE BEANS WERE USED TO ROAST THAT PERFECT POT IN 2001?
TRY 18 POINT TWO MILLION.
--------------------------


AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Med-Day]


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


In medical news - a new tool in detecting breast cancer....and researchers find that antibiotics, contrary to prior beliefs, DO help heart disease patients.
Melissa McDermott has those stories and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((A HIGH-TECH BODY SCAN MAY HELP PUT CANCER FEARS TO REST, FOR WOMEN WORRIED ABOUT BREAST CANCER RETURNING.

(TAKE VO)

A NEW STUDY SHOWS PET SCANS, OR POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY, IS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN OTHER TYPES OF IMAGING, IN PREDICTING THE RETURN OF THE DISEASE. THE FINDINGS ARE PUBLISHED IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE.

(WIPE VO)

NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS ANTIBIOTICS MAY HELP HEART PATIENTS. PEOPLE HOSPITALIZED FOR A HEART ATTACK OR SEVERE CHEST PAIN DID BETTER IN A CLINICAL STUDY, WHEN THEIR TREATMENT INCLUDED A DAILY ANTIBIOTIC. THE STUDY, CONDUCTED BY FINLAND RESEARCHERS, WAS TOO SMALL TO PROVE THAT ANTIBIOTICS TRULY IMPROVE HEART PATIENTS' SURVIVAL. BUT IT ADDS TO MOUNTING EVIDENCE, THAT INFECTIONS PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN HEART DISEASE.

(WIPE VO)

FEELING SICK? IT MAY BE ANXIETY. NORWEGIAN RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT FOUR OUT OF TEN PEOPLE SUFFERING MAJOR NAUSEA HAVE ANXIETY OR DEPRESSION. THEY SAY PEOPLE WITH ANXIETY ARE MORE THAN THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO FEEL SICK THAN OTHER PEOPLE. DEPRESSED PEOPLE WERE ONE AND A HALF TIMES MORE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE NAUSEA.

(BACK ON CAM)

THOSE ARE SOME OF TODAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))





[11Farinacci]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-01 1:19:20]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


A Campbell County woman is being held without bond .. charged with killing her husband almost a month ago.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


43- year- old Frank Farinacci (fair-uh-NAH-chee) was found shot to death in his garage February 13th.
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./February 13]


The regional homicide squad spent the last several weeks investigating the killing.. and yesterday morning a grand jury indicted 48- year- old Elizabeth Farinacci on murder and firearm charges.
Police would not comment on possible motives for the killing.
(------------)


[6-Police-suit]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Three Roanoke police officers have sued the city, claiming they are victims of reverse discrimination. All three are white- -two men and a woman- -and have been on the force since the mid-80's. They accused Chief Joe Gaskins- -who is Black- -of promoting an African American woman with a lower score on the sergeant's test- -after just one year as a patrol officer. The suit filed by Officers Susan Camper, Richard Drewery and Detective Scott Altiser claims when officer C-L McCoy made sergeant last June ...she told a fellow officer she was not ready for the promotion.