The medical examiner took the stand today in the capital murder trial of
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Keith Humphry has been in the court room.
Keith, I understand the medical examiner testified Blaine Hodges had been
dead for several hours before his wife and two daughters died.
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Polls have yet to show a leader in the Governor's race and former Governor
Doug Wilder says he doesn't want to choose one either.
On his weekly statewide radio show last night, Wilder put an end to
Neither Jim Gilmore nor Don Beyer will get his backing.
He says he wishes both candidates well, but wants to leave the decision up
to the voters.
Wilder says voters should look at the candidate's records and decide if they
can keep the promises they've made.
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The investigation into what caused the death of a high school athlete
Yesterday those who knew 16 year old Lee Cook said their goodbyes.
The Pulaski County football player died during a routine play in Friday
night's game against William Fleming.
Former Pulaski County football player Shayne Graham says Cook always had a
IN Q=I knew
((SHAYNE GRAHAM/PULASKI CO. GRADUATE:I KNEW HIM AS A SENIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL, HE
WAS A FRESHMAN, I KNEW HIM THROUGH FOOTBALL, HE SANG IN YOUTH GOSPEL CHOIR, AND
I KNOW EVERYBODY, ALWAYS SAW HIM WITH A SMILE.))
SUPER=01-Shayne Graham/Pulaski Co. Graduate;
OUT Q=with a smile.
William Fleming coach, George Miller, says tragedies like this are hard on
IN Q=One can
((GEORGE MILLER/WILLIAM FLEMING FOOTBALL COACH:THIS IS REAL TRAGIC AND RIGHT
NOW, THE FAMILY, THE TEAM, THE SCHOOL, THE COMMUNITY, HAVE OUR PRAYERS AND OUR
SUPER=01-George Miller/William Fleming Football Coach;
The medical examiner says the results of additional tests should be complete
in a matter of days or weeks.
The U.S. Justice Department is coming down hard on Microsoft.
And as Dave Fehling reports the penalties could be costly.
SUPER=03-Redmond, WA; :00
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :07
SUPER=01-Janet Reno/US Attorney General; :20
SUPER=01-Joel Klein/Assistant Attorney General; :50
SUPER=01-Christine Varney/Former FTC Commissioner; :57
SUPER=01-Kimberly Ellwanger/Microsoft Spokesperson; :1:13
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; :1:31
OUT Q=Dave Fehling, CBS News, Houston
((The Justice Department WANTS A FEDERAL COURT TO ORDER computer software giant
Microsoft TO PAY A MILLION DOLLARS A DAY IN FINES.
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS MICROSOFT IS VIOLATING AN ANTI-TRUST
AGREEMENT BY requiring personal computer manufacturers to license and
distribute MICROSOFT Internet browser.
Janet Reno, Attorney General:
Microsoft is unlawfully taking advantage of its Windows monopoly to protect and
extend that monopoly and undermine consumer choice. The U.S. Justice
Department will not accept it.
The government objects to Microsoft's requirement that computer
manufacturers who want to license Windows 95 operating system also license its
browser, known as Internet Explorer. Most personal computer makers install
Windows 95 at the factory.
Joel Klein, Asst. Atty General
This kind of product forcing is an abuse of monopoly power and we seek to put
an end to it.
Christine Varney, Former FTC Commissioner: action puts the decision about
which internet browser to use back into the hands of the consumer.
MICROSOFT DENIES THE CHARGE.
KIMBERLY ELLWANGER/MICROSOFT SPOKESPERSON
But this may be only the beginning of Microsoft's LEGAL TROUBLES. The Justice
department is still investigating other company practices.
Wall Street reacted swiftly. Microsoft stock initially fell, but ended the
day with a modest gain of a quarter point, while shares of Netscape,
Microsoft's chief rival in the browser market, surged for a gain of more than
Dave Fehling, CBS News, Houston.))
Getting the advice of a psychic may cost you more than you bargained for.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
SUPER=01-Mike Rieley/Bell Atlantic Area Manager; :01
SUPER=01-Fran Stephanz/Better Business Bureau; 1:10
OUT Q=AF. N7.
((THE ADVICE IS TO BE A CAREFUL SHOPPER IN THE SAME WAY YOU'D BUY A CAR, OR A
SUIT OF CLOTHES, OR GROCERIES FROM THE STORE, COMPARISON SHOP. BE CAREFUL OF
DISHONEST DEALS, THERE'S NO FREE LUNCH. ))
Bell Atlantic manager Mike Rieley says psychic lines cause his customer
service reps huge headaches.
That's because bell atlantic serves as a billing agent for any toll service,
and the charges for psychic lines show up on your Bell Atlantic bill
There are three ways you can be stung by a "free" 800 psychic number.
Your call may be transferred to a 900 line without your knowledge.
Secondly, you may be signed up for a calling card that you never authorized--
that's happening to a lot of people, and they're being charged 10.25 a month
for the service-- EVEN If they never talk to a psychic.
Psychic Talk USA does it a different way. If you call their 800 number, the
representative gives you a 900 line to call for 12 free minutes.
What they don't tell you is that you get your 12 minutes on FOUR separate
calls. that's just three free minutes per call.
So if you call once, and hang on the line for 12 minutes. You'll get
charged for 9 minutes, at more than 2 dollars a minute.
((ISN'T THAT TERRIBLE! AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE FCC IS. WE USE THEM SO OFTEN,
BUT THEY'RE NOT THE FASTEST AGENCY IN THE UNITED STATES. ))
It's being called the biggest euthanasia case ever in Denmark.
A 32- year- old nurse was charged today with killing 22 patients at a
It's not clear whether any of the victims wanted to die, but the
suspect is also accused of stealing more than 100- thousand dollars
from her alleged victims.
Police say she used a morphine- based drug.
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In Mississippi, a 16- year- old boy is expected to be arraigned today on
charges he murdered his mother and two schoolmates.
Luke Woodham was indicted yesterday.
Six teens are charged with murder conspiracy.
Prosecutors say they were part of a satanic group.
A preliminary investigation of a fatal fire last Friday in Northeast Roanoke
is leading detectives to suspect arson.
Assistant Fire Marshall Jerry Percell says the blaze started in the living
An affidavit of the fire report reveals burned holes were found on the floor
which could be from a chemical accelerant used to set the fire.
Firefighters found 48- year- old James Cline dead on the floor of a bedroom.
David Griffin was also in the house when the fire broke out, but managed to
Republican John Hager has spent his life in public service, but he's never
held publicly elected office.
He wants that to change as he makes his bid for Lieutenant Governor.
Ellen Qualls has a candidate profile.
IN Q=John Hager's
SUPER=03-Norfolk/June 11; :00
SUPER=10-Coleman Andrews/(R) Candidate for Lt. Gov./April 29; :22
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( John Hager's grown used to -- but NOT weary of maneuvering around
obstacles in his life.
A polio vaccination of his infant son in 1973 somehow infected him, putting
him on crutches and eventually in a wheelchair fulltime.
Hager took up marathons -- and what's believed to be the first-ever
statewide campaign in a wheelchair in Virginia.
A millionaire in his own party had locked up much of the early support in
this race -- but that obstacle removed itself without further explanation than
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((COLEMAN ANDREWS: I HAVE TO SUBORDINATE EVERYTHING ELSE TO BEING A DAD.))
But Hager's life wasn't always filled with obstacles.
He has a mechanical engineering degree from Purdue and an MBA from Harvard.
His entire paid career was spent as an executive with American Tobacco
But what are Hager's politics?
He ranges between two camps in the GOP.
((WE SAY A CATALYST NOT A CRUTCH. A PEOPLE ORIENTATION AND NOT A GOVERNMENT
ORIENTATION. IT'S JUST THE MORE I TALK ABOUT IT -- I DON'T HAVE TO PRACTICE TO
GIVE A SPEECH ANYMORE.))
((I AM PRO-LIFE WITH THE THREE EXCEPTIONS: RAPE, INCEST, AND LIFE OF THE
And on public education...
((AND IF WE TRY VOUCHERS SOMEWHERE LET'S SEE HOW THEY WORK. WHAT'S WRONG WITH
THAT? TRY 'EM IN THE INNER CITY AND GIVE 'EM A CHANCE.06IT DOESN'T MEAN
WE'RE GONNA MAKE VAST CHANGES TO THE SYSTEM.))
But it's been his running mate's mantra that lights the fire in Hager too.
((PEOPLE COME UP TO ME AND SAY "I SAW YOU TELEVISION." AND I SAY "YES AND
WE'VE GOT TO CUT THOSE PROPERTY TAXES." AND THEY SAY "RIGHT ON MAN, YOU'VE GOT
It's the tie-breaking vote in Virginia's evenly split state Senate that
Hager wants most.
A part-time job that could tip the balance of power in Virginia.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
Democrat L.F. Payne actually gave up a seat in Congress for this quest.
We'll have his story tonight on News 7 at six and eleven.
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Roanoke does NOT need to change the way voters elect city council members.
That's the word from four Roanoke mayors.
Wick Anderson, Robert Woody, and Noel Taylor joined David Bowers.
IN Q=The current system
((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THE CURRENT SYSTEM IS JUST RIGHT FOR ROANOKE AND
IT WOULD BE MY HOPE THAT THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE WOULD KEEP IT JUST THE WAY IT
OUT Q=just the way it is.
They say the city doesn't need a modified ward system, that would elect all
but the mayor and vice mayor from individual districts.
IN Q=Neither method
((WICK ANDERSON/FORMER MAYOR: NEITHER METHOD IS ALL GOOD OR ALL BAD. ON BALANCE
HOWEVER, I BELIEVE THE PRESENT SYSTEM OF ELECTING COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM THE CITY
AT LARGE IS THE BETTER CHOICE.))
SUPER=01-Wick Anderson/Former Mayor;
OUT Q=is the better choice.
Supporters of the ward system say it would help bring equal representation
to all sections of the city.
Voters will consider the issue in a November referendum.
Scientists in New York say they are on the verge of taking in- vitro
fertilization to another level, transforming a donor egg into one that's
genetically identical to the
The researchers used micro manipulation to first remove the genetic material
from the donor egg then transfer the mother's own D-N-A into that egg and fuse
them together with an electrical charge.
The egg is later fertilized and implanted in the woman.
The government today is unveiling what could be a breakthrough for electric
Researchers have developed a
gasoline powered fuel cell that could lead to more fuel- efficient and
pollution- free electric models that don't need bulky batteries.
Meantime, in Japan today some 330 car manufacturers from around the globe
unveiled close to 800 vehicles at the Tokyo Motor show.
The emphasis this year is preserving the environment.
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SUPER=331-Maybe Showers/Partly Cloudy/40-44/Partly Sunny/Breezy & Cool/52-56;
SUPER=332-Cloudy/Maybe a Shower/36-40/Partly Cloudy/& Chilly/46-50;
SUPER=333-Variable Clouds/& Chilly/33-36/Partly Sunny/Breezy & Cool/44-48;
SUPER=334-Cloudy/Flurries Possible/31-35/Cloudy & Cold/Showers Possible/40-45;
A company that makes children's clothing is shutting down its two plants in
Spencer's employs 200 people in Stuart and Hillsville.
The company is offering all of those workers transfers to its main facility
in Mount Airy, North Carolina.
Spencer's says it will move 50 workers a week to Mount Airy starting next
Anybody who doesn't want to move can stay on the job in Virginia until
November 26th, when the plants shut down for good.
The brand new Associated Press Top 10 high school football polls are out and
unfortunately a couple of teams from the Friday Football Extra coverage area
dropped out of the rankings this week.
Mike Stevens gives us a look.
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OUT Q=MS, N7 sports.
(( The triple-a ranks ar once again manned solely by the Fleming Colonels, who
after beating Pulaski County remain unbeaten and again ranked second in the
The Cougars and Patrick Henry both drop out this week.
William Byrd finally gets some respect statewide this week as the Terriers
vault into the Group Two-a poll in the 7 spot.
Carroll County, Heritage, Jefferson Forest, which moves up three spots from
last week, and Brookville which drops five spots to tenth give the area good
Radford, which got a big game from Mike Dunbar last Friday moves up two
spots to eighth.
The Bobcats have a huge Three Rivers game at Glenvar this Friday night.))
Don't forget to mark your calendars for this Saturday afternoon at 3:30
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as West Virginia hosts Virginia Tech in the battle for Big East supremacy.
The only place you can catch the game LIVE this Saturday is right here on
Your Hometown Station.
Tech comes in ranks 19th in the national while the Mountaineers are 21st.
The Carolina Hurricanes have yet to win a game on the road this season.
Last night they hoped to do something about that at the Garden against the
SUPER=03-New York, NY/MSG-NHL; :00
The Canes took a one to nothing lead, but the Rangers won this game with
their power play efficiency.
Brian Leetch and Kevin Stevens each tallied goals while skating at a man
The Rangers snap a three game losing string with the 4-to-2 win last night.
Canes are now 0-and-6 on the road.
The World series teams used yesterday as traveling day and a chance to get
acclimated to Jacob's field and much cooler temperatures.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH; :00
Both the Marlins and Indians donned long sleeve shirts and jackets yesterday
as they went through batting and fielding practice.
Temperature for game three tonight could dip into the 30's and their is a
chance of snow.
There is also a chance of snow tomorrow.
They're making music on Capitol Hill, literally.
SUPER=03-South Burlington, VT;
Four U-S Senators including Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott have formed a
IN Q=It's an image
SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Mississippi
OUT Q=work on
The group practices for an hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
IN Q=we're continuing to
((WE'RE CONTINUING TO TRY TO ...THIS OLD HOUSE...(SINGING)))
OUT Q=no longer
There's no word as to whether John Warner or Chuck Robb ever auditioned for