[Children-Killed]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


It'll be at least tomorrow before we know the fate of Andrea Yates.
Last night the Texas woman was convicted of murdering her children.
And tomorrow, the sentencing portion of her trial is set to begin.
Jim Acosta reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe Owmby/Prosecutor; :26 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Kaylynn Williford/Prosecutor; :36 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Wendell Odom/Defense Attorney; :53]
[SUPER=01-George Parnham/Defense Attorney; 1:12 ]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/Reporting; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Acosta, CBS News, Houston.]

((

(TAKE PACKAGE)



(NATS)


FAMILY MEMBERS OF ANDREA YATES HELD A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE AFTER A VERDICT THAT LIVED UP TO THE TEXAS REPUTATION OF SWIFT JUSTICE.

(SOT)

"We the jury find the defendant, Andrea Yates, guilty of capital murder as charged in the indictment."
THE JURY NEEDED JUST FOUR HOURS TO CONSIDER THREE WEEKS OF TESTIMONY AND MEDICAL EVIDENCE FROM BOTH SIDES. IN THE COURTROOM, YATES SLOWLY SHOOK HER HEAD. HER HUSBAND RUSTY CRIED IN HIS HANDS. HER MOTHER LOOKED DUMBFOUNDED.

(SOT; JOE OWMBY/PROSECUTOR)

"This case is about the law on sanity."
IN CLOSING ARGUMENTS, THE PROSECUTORS DESCRIBED IN GRAPHIC DETAIL HOW YATES DROWNED HER FIVE CHILDREN IN A BATHTUB AND LATER ADMITTED TO POLICE SHE BROKE THE LAW.

(SOT KAYLYNN WILLIFORD/PROSECUTOR)

"Andrea Yates knew right from wrong and she made a choice on June 20th to kill her children."
THE DEFENSE ARGUED YATES WAS TOO SICK TO KNOW WHAT SHE WAS DOING ... REMINDING THE JURY OF HOW DOCTORS DIAGNOSED THE DEFENDANT AS PSYCHOTIC BEFORE AND AFTER THE KILLINGS.

(WENDELL ODOM/DEFENSE LAWYER)

"Does a loving mother kill her five children if she knows it's wrong. It's just common sense."
FOLLOWING TEXAS LAW, THE JUDGE NEVER EXPLAINED TO THE JURY YATES COULD HAVE SPENT THE REST OF HER LIFE IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL IF SHE WERE FOUND NOT GUILTY. NOW THAT YATES IS FACING THE DEATH PENALTY, THE DEFENSE HAS ONE MORE CASE TO MAKE. THIS TIME FOR HER LIFE.

(SOT: GEORGE PARNHAM/DEFENSE LAWYER)

"Mental illness is still not understood, not appreciated. I hope we will be able to save her life."

(STANDUP)

THE JURY WILL BEGIN HEARING TESTIMONY IN THE SENTENCING PHASE OF THIS TRIAL ON THURSDAY MORNING. JIM ACOSTA, CBS NEWS, HOUSTON.

))[11Salem-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC58:48]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A woman was killed following an accident in Salem.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Police say 42 year old Charlotte E. Church was pulling out of the Salem Valley 8 theater parking lot and drove into the path of an oncoming car driven by 20 year old Sherrete L. Watson.
Church was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with serious injuries and later died.
Her 13 year old daughter, who was a passenger in the vehicle, suffered minor injuries.
The driver of the other car was not seriously hurt.
At this point, charges have not been filed. Authorities are still investigating.
(------------)



[11Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC1:59:25]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


Optical Cable Corporation has decided to focus on sales instead of Asian expansion.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


That was the word at the annual shareholders meeting yesterday.
Last year, founder Bob Kopstein emphasized partnerships in China.
But he was fired early this year after suffering a number of financial losses that lead to the demise of the company's stock price.
It went from 14 dollars to under a dollar per share, in one year.
The sales push will likely get a boost from military contracts and the War on Terrorism.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We really can do]

[TC:00:12:17] ((LUKE/VP OF SALES: WE REALLY CAN DO ANYTHING FROM FIBERING UP A HOSPITALS TO MILITARY TACTICAL CABLES AND MINING CABLES. SO THAT DIVERSITY HAS HELPED US QUITE A BIT.))
[RUNS=09]
[SUPER=01-Luke Huybrechts/Senior Vice-President of Sales]
[OUT Q=quite a bit.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Optical Cable's fiber was used in the Pentagon before it was attacked, and the company says it will be used in renovations.

[11Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC2:42:52]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Governor Warner was in Bedford County, handing out checks and compliments to one of the county's biggest employers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Barr Laboratories announced yesterday it's spending seven million dollars to nearly double the size of its plant in Forest.
Bedford County is providing some financial incentives and Warner came bearing cash as well.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:15:18]
[IN Q=I'm pleased that]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: I'M PLEASED THAT BARR IS STRENGTHENING ITS COMMITMENT TO THE COMMONWEALTH, AND ALONG WITH TRAINING AND OTHER INCENTIVES, I HAVE APPROVED 200- THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OPPORTUNITY FUND TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS DEAL COULD HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=@markwarner]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=this deal could happen.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Barr currently employs about 265 people and the expansion figures to create 75 new jobs.
They hope to have it complete by July.
Barr is a leading manufacturer of generic medicines.
(------------)



[6-Star-Scientific]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC1:04:44]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


More jobs are on the way to southside Virginia.
A high-tech tobacco company plans to expand its operation in Mecklenburg County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chester/October 2000]


Star Scientific says it will add about 315 jobs to its manufacturing and processing plant.
The company makes cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products that have lower amounts of toxic chemicals.
State grants totaling 800-thousand dollars will help pay for the expansion.
(------------)



[11DUI-Driving]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC50:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A measure to make drunk drivers pay for problems they cause got the approval of Roanoke County Supervisors.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Sunday]


Supervisor Joe "Butch" Church proposed the ordinance that allows the county to recover the expense of responding to wrecks caused by drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The fees would range from 500 to a thousand dollars and would be in addition to any criminal penalties.
There was some heated debate, but no one voted against it.
No word yet on when the fees will go into effect.
(------------)



[6-Kroger-Earnings]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Kroger ]


In business news, Kroger rang up a 350 million dollar profit in the fourth quarter... though that's about five percent less than a year earlier.
Earnings per share were 43 cents for the quarter ending February Second.
Cincinnati-based Kroger operates more than 24-hundred supermarkets and multi-department stores in 32 states.

[Marketwatch]


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


Stocks ended mixed yesterday. And a congressional committee is calling into question the accounting practices of telecommunications company Global Crossing.
Trish Regan has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Trish Regan/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=I'm Trish Regan]

((INVESTORS ARE HOPING FOR A BETTER DAY ON WALL STREET TODAY.
YESTERDAY, TECHNOLOGY STOCKS HEADED LOWER ON BAD NEWS FROM SOME TELECOM GIANTS.

(gr)

WHILE THE DOW DID CLOSE UP 21 POINTS.

(gr)

THE NASDAQ GAVE BACK 32.

(gr)

WATCH LUCENT TODAY. THE TROUBLED TELECOM EQUIPMENT MAKER WARMED THAT ITS BUSINESS WILL NOT RETURN TO PROFITABILTY UNTIL NEXT YEAR.

(oc)

WORLDCOM COULD ALSO SEE SOME ACTION:

(gr)

THE NUMBER-TWO LONG DISTANCE CARRIER HAS FALLEN UNDER THE SCRUTINY OF FEDERAL REGULATORS IN THE WAKE OF THE ENRON SCANDEL. THE S-E-C HAS ASKED THE COMPANY TO TURN OVER DOCUMENTS.

(oc)

AND THERE'S ANOTHER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY FACING AN INVESTIGATION.
(gr)

U.S. HAVE ASKED THE BANKRUPT COMMUNICATIONS CARRIER, GLOBAL CROSSING, TO TURN OVER RECORDS REGARDING ITS FINANCIAL DEALINGS.THE HOUSE COMMERCE COMMITTEE SAYS IT'S SEEKING INFORMATION ON LARGE PAYOUTS TO SENIOR EXECUTIVES,
(oc)

A $400 MILLION DOLLAR PENTAGON CONTRACT AWARDED TO GLOBAL CROSSING LAST SUMMER, AND NETWORK-ACCESS SALES.
(oc)

ON THE ECONOMIC FRONT, A REPORT ON THE STRENGTH OF THE RETAIL SALES INDUSTRY IS DUE OUT AT 8:30 AM EASTERN. ECONOMISTS POLLED BY CBSMARKETWATCH.COM EXPECT SALES FOR FEBRUARY TO HAVE INCREASED BY 1%.

(gr)

TRACK ALL THE MARKET NEWS AT CBS-D0T-MARKETWATCH-DOT COM.

(oc)

IN SAN FRANCISCO, I'M TRISH REGAN.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Alert-System]


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


The Bush administration has unveiled a new color- coded terrorism warning system.
Colors ranging from green to red are designed to alert the nation to varying degrees of terrorist threats.
Aleen Sirgany has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-October 29; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gale Norton/U. S. Secretary of the Interior; :13]
[SUPER=01-Tom Ridge/U. S. Homeland Security Director; :41]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting; :52]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Williams/Washington, DC Mayor; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.]

((
(SUPER: October 29, 2001)

THE WORDS HAVE BECOME ALARMINGLY FAMILIAR:

(NAT) We have notified law enforcement to remain on highest alert.


FOUR TIMES, WE'VE BEEN PUT ON ALERT. BUT JUST WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? EVEN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS DON'T ALWAYS KNOW:

(SOT) Gale Norton/Interior Secretary

I would say, 'Our dams are at level 3.' And someone would say, 'Why do you have it at next to the bottom?' And I would say, 'No, in our system that's next to the top' and someone would say, 'How does that compare to level C or D?'
HOPING TO CLEAR THINGS UP, THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS NOW TURNING TO A COLOR-CODED TERRORISM WARNING SYSTEM. (GRAPHIC)
HERES HOW IT WORKS: THE ALERTS RUN FROM GREEN... A LOW RISK OF A TERRORIST ATTACK... ALL THE WAY UP TO RED, THE HIGHEST RISK.

(SOT) Tom Ridge/Homeland Security Director

And most importantly, it empowers government and citizens to take actions to address the threat.

(STANDUP)

Arlington: THE ALERT CODE IS SIMILAR TO THE ONE ALREADY BEING USED BY THE MILITARY. HERE AT FT. MYER ARMY BASE, THEY ARE NOW AT FORCED PROTECTION CODE C..CHARLIE. THATS ONE BELOW THE MOST SEVERE ALERT DELTA.
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CANT LEGALLY IMPOSE THE NEW SYSTEM BUT IS URGING CITIES AND STATES TO ADOPT THE PLAN. SOME LOCAL OFFICIALS COMPLAIN THE SYSTEM STILL DOESN'T EXPLAIN EXACTLY WHAT AMERICANS ARE SUPPOSED TO "DO" WITH THE INFORMATION... AND THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY'LL GET THE MONEY FOR IT. BUT OTHERS, LIKE DCS MAYOR, SAY THEY CANT AFFORD TO NOT USE THE PLAN.

(SOT) Mayor Anthony Williams/(D) Washington, DC

It gives us the predictability we need to effectively protect our citizens against the threats we commonly face.

(STANDUP)

THE U.S IS NOW AT A CODE YELLOW ALERT MEANING THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT THREAT. HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR TOM RIDGE SAYS THAT'S BECAUSE THE AL-QAIDA IS STILL TRYING TO REGROUP AND LIKELY HAS MEMBERS RIGHT HERE IN THE U.S. AS,CBS, WASH

))[6-Student-Rights]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC19:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]


When lawmakers are in Richmond, so are the lobbyists.
This year, the list included a group of students from Montgomery County with a legislative proposal of their own.
Joe Dashiell has their story...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=School groups come and go]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/February 21; :00]
[SUPER=01-Naomi Huntington/Auburn 9th Grade Student; :16]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Bowyer/Auburn 8th Grade Student; :36]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :51]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Richmond]


((School groups come and go during the General Assembly session, but when a handful of 8th and 9th graders from Montgomery County travelled to the State Capitol in February.... they weren't just observing the legislature they were part of the process.
[SOT NAOMI HUNTINGTON 12:46:19]
[IN Q=We first developed a bill of rights]

((WE FIRST DEVELOPED A BILL OF RIGHTS AND NOW WE'RE BRINGING IT TO THE STATE LEGISLATORS AND TRYING TO GET IT ADOPTED AS POLICY FOR ALL OF VIRGINIA'S STUDENTS.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=to get it adopted as policy for all of Virginia's students.]


What started as a class project with teacher Tim Baynum, has become a cause for the Auburn Middle and High School Students.
And after taking their bill of rights to the school board, they decided to lobby state lawmakers.
[SOT RYAN BOWYER 12:48:36]
[IN Q=Every student deserves]

((EVERY STUDENT DESERVES CERTAIN RIGHTS. EVERYBODY DESERVES THE RIGHT TO LEARN AND STUDENTS JUST NEED SOMETHING THEY CAN GO ON, AND LIKE NAOMI SAID, SO THEY CAN BECOME BETTER PEOPLE LATER ON.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=become better people later on.]


The bill of rights won't become law this year... Legislators were polite, but noncommittal. Still the students say they learned some valuable lessons.
[SOT 12:47:35]
[IN Q=Do you think you know more about]

((DO YOU THINK YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS. YES IT'S VERY SLOW. THAT'S THE THING WE LEARNED. IT TAKES A LONG TIME, BUT YES WE ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF IT.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=every minute of it.]


... lessons that will help as they try to rally more support... and return again next year.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))


(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[WTC-Bodies]


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


Another discovery at Ground Zero means closure for about a dozen more families.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Workers removed 14 more bodies from the World Trade Center rubble-- 11 of those were New York City firefighters.


The remains were found in a six- story heap of debris where the south tower once stood.
They'll undergo D-N-A testing for identification.
About 100 firefighters lined up to salute, as the remains were carried out on stretchers draped in American flags.
Some family members were waiting near Ground Zero as the bodies were recovered.
(------------)



[11Halmode]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC20:37]
[GRAPHIC=Plant Closing]


Halmode Apparel is closing its Roanoke distribution center.
About 200 people will be out of work.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


The company says the cost of operating the plant is too high.
The shutdown will start in July and is expected to last several months.
Halmode is owned by the Kellwood Company, a manufacturer of women's clothing.
(------------)



[11Henry-School]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC1:15:47]
[GRAPHIC=Henry School Consolidation]


Henry County's school system will stay with the status quo... for now..
(------------)
[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

The Henry County School Board, minus two members, voted unanimously yesterday to cease action on a controversial school consolidation plan pending word from the County Board of Supervisors. The vote followed a recommendation made by the superintendent last week. Opponents say they know changes need to be made and that they hope to be heard when the topic is re-addressed.
(///// SOT AT :22 /////)
[SOT 00:31:56-00:32:04]
[IN Q=We know something's gonna have to be done ...]

((JUDY CLOUD/PARENT: WE KNOW SOMETHING'S GONNA HAVE TO BE DONE, THE AREA'S BEEN HIT TOO HARD. BUT LET'S HAVE A LITTLE BIT BETTER COMMUNICATION NEXT TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Judy Cloud/Parent;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=better communication next time.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :09]

School Board members are disappointed that the plan garnered little support from the Board of Supervisors. As for supervisor's plans to revive the issue...
(///// SOT AT :09 /////)
[SOT 15:04:41-15:04:47]
[IN Q=I don't know of anything...]

((KATHRYN WICKLINE/HENRY CO. SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR: I DON'T KNOW OF ANYTHING AND WE WILL NOT BRING IT UP AGAIN UNTIL THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DO.))
[SUPER=01-Kathryn Wickline/Henry Co. School Board Chairperson;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=until the board of supervisors do.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :08]

The plan would have combined four high schools into two and turned carver Middle School into an elementary school next year.
(------------)



[11L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC40:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After a twenty year battle, the so-called oldest subdivision in the United States is now Lynchburg's newest historic district.
Steve Smallshaw has more from last night's city council meeting.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They were the]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; :39]
[SUPER=01-Julian Adams/Lynchburg Council Member; :58]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Annie Massie/Supports Historic Designation; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( They were the same faces gathering to do battle one more time.. on the one side, preservationists wanting to save the historic character of Rivermont Avenue.. on the other, homeowners worried their property rights were being trampled.
The effort to make a three mile stretch of the Avenue an historic district dates back to 1982.. it failed every time, including most recently last summer.
But after additional study and a survey that showed most of the affected residents were in favor, the idea was brought back to city council one more time.
Some questioned whether putting restrictions on things like paint colors and vinyl siding was the way to rehab a run-down neighborhood.
[SOT 8:55:48]

((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IN ORDER TO STOP THE BLIGHT BLEEDING UP RIVERMONT AVENUE FROM THE RIVERMONT BRIDGE, IT'S GOING TO TAKE MORE THAN DESIGNATING RIVERMONT AVENUE AS A HISTORICAL DISTRICT. I THINK WE'RE REALLY FOOLING OURSELVES TO THINK OTHERWISE.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=to think otherwise.]


But others felt living in a neighborhood carries with it certain responsibilities.
[SOT 8:59:35]

((JULIAN ADAMS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IF YOU DON'T WANT TO DO THAT, GO BUY A HUNDRED ACRES IN THE COUNTRY AND DO WHAT YOU WANT. IF YOU LIVE IN THE CITY, YOU GIVE UP THAT RIGHT TO DO WHAT YOU WOULD DO ON A HUNDRED ACRES IN THE COUNTRY.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=in the country.]


The vote to finally make Rivermont the city's sixth historic district was 5- to- 2.. there's still more work to be done.
[SOT 9:06:47]

((ANNIE MASSIE/SUPPORTS HISTORIC DESIGNATION: WE WORKED HARD, BUT NOW WE'LL WORK ON BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER. BUT WE HAVE DEVELOPED A COMMUNITY IN OUR BOARD AND ALONG THE ONES WHO WERE IN FAVOR OF IT, AND I THINK IT WILL ONLY BENEFIT EVERYBODY.))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=benefit everybody.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[11ICU]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC1:48:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Hospital officials say technology and a tripling in size are two selling points for their new intensive care unit.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Montgomery Regional Hospital's I-C-U is housed in a newly built three-story addition. Occupying all of the second floor, officials say it's triple the size of the current unit.
The number of patient beds is going from 8 to 10 and officials say technology is state of the art.
[SOT21:22:17 ]
[IN Q=WHAT WE CALL]

((REED KENNEDY/MRH CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER; WHAT WE CALL WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY FOR OUR CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM WHEN NURSES AND PHYSICIANS CAN BASICALLY WHEEL A LAP TOP TO THE BEDSIDE AND LOOK AT INFORMATION THEIR ON THE PATIENTS LAB WORK ENTER INFORMATION IN AND THAT DOESN'T HAVEN'T TO PLUG IN ANYWHERE, IT JUST GOES WIRELESS BACK INTO OUR MAIN SYSTEM.))

[SUPER=01-Reed Kennedy/Chief Operating Officer;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=OUR MAIN SYSTEM.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Construction took about a year and patients are set to be moved in next Wednesday. The project cost 4.8-million dollars.
(------------)



[Med-Day]


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


In medical news, researchers find that women who drink occasionally may have an edge on their blood pressure. And if you need more motivation to exercise - there's new research that it could prevent a deadly disease.
Melissa McDermott has those stories and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((A LITTLE ALCOHOL MAY KEEP WOMEN'S BLOOD PRESSURE DOWN.

(TAKE VO)

RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT MORE THAN 70-THOUSAND WOMEN AGED 25 TO 42..AND FOUND THAT THOSE WHO DRANK TWO OR THREE DRINKS A WEEK..HAD A 15 PERCENT LOWER RISK OF DEVELOPING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE THAN NON-DRINKERS. BUT DON'T BELLY UP TO THE BAR JUST YET LADIES, BECAUSE DOCTORS SAY KNOCKING BACK MORE THAN TEN DRINKS A WEEK..OR TWO DRINKS A DAY..CAN BOOST YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE.

(WIPE VO)

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY IS PUTTING NEW EMPHASIS ON EXERCISE, AS A WAY TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF GETTING SICK AND DYING OF CANCER. EXPERTS SAY THERE'S NEW EVIDENCE THAT EXERCISE REDUCES THE RISK OF COLORECTAL AND BREAST CANCER. RESEARCH ALSO SUGGESTS, THAT IF EVERYONE EXERCISED AND CONTROLLED THEIR WEIGHT, THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS WHO DIE OF CANCER WOULD DROP BY ABOUT ONE THIRD.

(WIPE VO)

A NEW STUDY SHEDS SOME INSIGHT ON THE BEST TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN WITH LAZY EYE. MANY PARENTS HAVE TROUBLE GETTING KIDS TO WEAR EYE PATCHES, BECAUSE OF DISCOMFORT AND TEASING. BUT NEW RESEARCH SHOWS MOST CHILDREN DON'T SEEM TO MIND ATROPINE DROPS, WHICH DOCTORS SAY WORK JUST AS EFFECTIVELY. THE STUDY APPEARS IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE OF ARCHIVES OF OPHTHAMOLOGY.

(BACK ON CAM)

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





[Boys-Home]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]



Firefighters are working on a fire at the Boys Home in Alleghany County. Authorities say one of the cottages is on fire, but at this time, they are not saying which one. Everyone in that cottage has been evacuated. We'll pass along any additional information as soon as it becomes available.

[2-11Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC1:59:25]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


In business news, Optical Cable Corporation has decided to focus on sales instead of Asian expansion.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


That was the word at the annual shareholders meeting yesterday.
Last year, founder Bob Kopstein emphasized partnerships in China.
But he was fired early this year after suffering a number of financial losses that lead to the demise of the company's stock price.
It went from 14 to under a dollar per share in one year.
The sales push will likely get a boost from military contracts and the War on Terrorism.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We really can do]

[TC:00:12:17] ((LUKE/VP OF SALES: WE REALLY CAN DO ANYTHING FROM FIBERING UP A HOSPITALS TO MILITARY TACTICAL CABLES AND MINING CABLES. SO THAT DIVERSITY HAS HELPED US QUITE A BIT.))
[RUNS=09]
[SUPER=01-Luke Huybrechts/Senior Vice-President of Sales]
[OUT Q=quite a bit.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Optical Cable's fiber was used in the Pentagon before it was attacked, and the company says it will be used in renovations.

[11Blackburn]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-01 TC1:20:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A sexual harassment case against the Radford Police department has been thrown out of federal court.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd/File Tape]


Lieutenant (Gay-thur) Gather Blackburn pled guilty to assaulting a fellow officer. The case grew out of a sexual assault in July of 1999.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]

The other officer, a female rookie, sued the city, claiming Radford had "maintained a hostile work environment."
She sought one million dollars. Yesterday, Judge Jackson Kiser recognized that the city never investigated the incident. He points out the woman never pressed the issue or indicated she wanted the police department to pursue the matter further.

[11Ferrum-President]


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

A woman from Nebraska has been picked to become the next president of Ferrum College.
[SS=Braaten]

Jennifer Braaten is from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska, where she's been college president since 1999.
When she takes over at Ferrum in mid-July, she'll be Ferrum's 10th President, the Methodist school's first female President. Doctor Braaten's husband is Senior Pastor of a Lutheran Church in Washington, D.C.