[7-11Gibson]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC2:03:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A man who stabbed his mother and cousin to death will be in prison for the rest of his life. But the Franklin County man escaped the death penalty because of his mental illness.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


20-year-old James Gibson pleaded guilty to the capital murder of both relatives and received a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Year;]


He offered no explanation for why he repeatedly stabbed his mother, Annette Gibson, and cousin, George (Oh-tha) Otha Patterson, inside their home last year.
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[SOT 38:41 - :49]
[IN Q=Everybody]

((DAVID FURROW/GIBSON'S ATTORNEY: EVERYBODY WAS HAPPY. THERE WAS NO MONETARY OR SEXUAL MOTIVE. THERE WAS NO MOTIVE FOR THIS CRIME.))
[SUPER=01-David Furrow/Gibson's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=for this crime.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gibson's attorneys say he is in the early stages of schizophrenia, but his mental illness is not severe enough for him to be considered insane.
Before he was taken to prison, Gibson told his family he was sorry "for everything that has happened."
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[7-11Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

The state has taken up the controversial re-districting case once again, in court.
Attorney General Jerry Kilgore filed his appeal in the case yesterday, asking the state Supreme Court to set aside a Salem judge's ruling -- and to do it quickly.
Kilgore's motion asks the state's high court to bar Judge Richard Pattisall from enforcing his order that new legislative lines be drawn and new House of Delegates elections be held this year.
In March, Pattisall ruled that the Republican-dominated Legislature sought to win more seats by packing Democratic-leaning black precincts into fewer districts.

[7-11Eavesdropping]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A new discovery has surfaced in the eavesdropping scandal.
Thirteen phone numbers that dialed into two Democratic Party conference calls can not be traced to invited participants.
That's what the head of the Democratic Party of Virginia says.
Larry (Frahm-ee) Framme also says the callers have NOT been identified, but in his words, "there are a number of people out there sweating.''
State Police and the Commonwealth's Attorney in Richmond are investigating possible illegal eavesdropping by Republicans during the two calls.

[7-11Work-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Plenty of young women were able to see their parents in action yesterday at Hollins University.
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[VO-NAT - :20+]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

It was all part of the national event "Take Our Daughters to Work Day." Nearly a dozen girls watched their parents and grandparents on the job yesterday. The day was designed to expose girls to a wide range of career possibilities and encourage them to set goals. This was the tenth and last "Take our Daughters to Work Day." Next year, the program will include BOYS as well.
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[45-11Eavesdropping]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]

There is a new twist in the G.O.P. eavesdropping scandal.
Thirteen phone numbers that dialed into two Democratic Party conference calls can not be traced to invited participants.
That's what the head of the Democratic Party of Virginia says.
Larry (Frahm-ee) Framme also says the callers have NOT been identified, but in his words, "there are a number of people out there sweating.''
State Police and the Commonwealth's Attorney in Richmond are investigating possible illegal eavesdropping by Republicans during the two calls.

[45-11FBLA-President]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC1:51:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]

He wears two very different hats, as a national president AND a high school student.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.]


When Sam Stephens isn't attending Floyd County High School, he's serving as the national president of the Future Business Leaders of America.
His duties require him to travel about three weeks out of each month to give speeches promoting the business education of young people.
Stephens says giving up his senior year experience is well worth it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You have to give]

((SAM STEPHENS/FBLA PRESIDENT: YOU HAVE TO GIVE UP SOME SACRIFICES. IT'S A TRADE OFF. I TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD, OR GO TO SCHOOL EVERYDAY. I'M NOT TOO DISAPPOINTED.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((STACIE BOLT/FBLA ADVISOR: I'VE NEVER MET ANOTHER PERSON LIKE SAM, HE'S DEDICATED, RESPONSIBLE, MATURE, HE DOES IT HIMSELF, JUST A VERY REMARKABLE STUDENT.))
[SUPER=01-Sam Stephens/National FBLA President;:00]
[SUPER=01-Stacie Bolt/FBLA Advisor;:12]
[RUNS=25]
[OUT Q=remarkable student.]
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[VO-NAT]


Stephens was recently offered an internship at the American Embassy in Sweden by Colin Powell.
He plans to attend Johnson & Wales University in Denver next year and major in International Business.
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[45-Daughters-Work]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=502-07 TC1:44:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]

There were a few more helping hands at some workplaces yesterday.
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[VO-NAT - :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


It was "Take Our Daughters to Work Day" throughout offices across the nation.
Girls aged 10 to 18 observered their parents jobs to see what the working world offers women.
At Hollins University, nearly a dozen girls got a chance to visit a workplace with a high percentage of female role models.
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[SOT - 2:08:01]
[IN Q=In the development office...]

((KARLA TURMAN/HOLLINS UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT; IN THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, WE HAVE 23-24 FULL TIME STAFF MEMBERS, AND THEY ARE ALL WOMEN. SO WE HAVE A LOT OF FEMALE INFLUENCES HERE WHICH YOU DON'T ALWAYS GET IN THE CORPORATE WORLD.))
[SUPER=01-Karla Turman/Hollins University Development Department;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=get in the corporate world.]
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[VO-NAT - :14+]

The day was designed in 1993 to expose girls to a wide range of career possibilities and encourage them to set goals.

This was the 10th and last "Take Our DAUGHTERS to Work Day." Next year, girls and BOYS will be invited to watch their parents work.
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[8-Gibson]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC2:03:33]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A Franklin County man will be in jail for the rest of his life without parole - but dodged the death penalty because of his mental illlness.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


20-year-old James Gibson pleaded guilty to the capital murder of both relatives and received a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Year;]


He offered no explanation for why he repeatedly stabbed his mother, Annette Gibson, and cousin, George (Oh-tha) Otha Patterson, inside their home last year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 38:41 - :49]
[IN Q=Everybody]

((DAVID FURROW/GIBSON'S ATTORNEY: EVERYBODY WAS HAPPY. THERE WAS NO MONETARY OR SEXUAL MOTIVE. THERE WAS NO MOTIVE FOR THIS CRIME.))
[SUPER=01-David Furrow/Gibson's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=for this crime.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gibson's attorneys say he is in the early stages of schizophrenia, but his mental illness is not severe enough for him to be considered insane.
Before he was taken to prison, Gibson told his family he was sorry "for everything that has happened."
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[8-11Rice]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC1:30:32]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

The man suspected of slaying two female hikers in the Shenandoah National Park because of their sexual preference has pleaded "not" guilty to the crimes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville]


34-year-old Darrell David Rice was a computer programmer in Maryland.. He made his first appearance in federal court yesterday.
Rice reportedly told investigators he killed the women because they were lesbians.. Attorney General John Ashcroft says that makes it a federal hate crime.
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[SOT 18:03:03]
[IN Q=And the concern]

((FRED HEBLICH/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: AND THE CONCERN WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BEING INVOLVED IN IT AND GIVING A PRESS CONFERENCE IS IT JUST RATCHETS UP THE PUBLIC ATTENTION, AND THAT'S JUST IN ANY HIGH-PROFILE CASE, YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH PEOPLE LEARNING ABOUT THE CASE THROUGH THE NEWSPAPER BEFORE THEY COME TO SIT ON A JURY. IT'S NOT GOING TO HELP IN THE JURY SELECTION.))
[SUPER=01-Fred Heblich/Defense Attorney]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=in the jury selection.]
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[VO-NAT]


Rice may also be a suspect in several other unsolved killings from 1996 and 1997.
Prosecutors are deciding whether to seek the death penalty.
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[8-11Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The state must find a resolution in the politically explosive re-districting case- which was back in court again yesterday.
Attorney General Jerry Kilgore filed his appeal in the case yesterday, asking the state Supreme Court to set aside a Salem judge's ruling -- and to do it quickly.
Kilgore's motion asks the state's high court to bar Judge Richard Pattisall from enforcing his order that new legislative lines be drawn and new House of Delegates elections be held this year.
In March, Pattisall ruled that the Republican-dominated Legislature sought to win more seats by packing Democratic -leaning black precincts into fewer districts.