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[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Time is running out for convicted killer Karla Faye Tucker.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a taped conversation is entered as evidence in the trial of accused drug dealer Javier Cruz.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Light rain is starting to fall across the area, with the promise of HEAVIER rain and snow later.
Watches and warnings have been posted-- we'll sort through all the latest weather information.
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[E-Cruz]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=KHu]
[TAPE#97-97]
[GRAPHIC=Cruz]


Testimony resumes this morning in the Javier Cruz cocaine conspiracy trial.
Yesterday the jury heard a taped conversation between Cruz's wife and a local realtor accused of laundering drug money.
Keith Humphry has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Cruz bought a]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co./File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape; :16]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=Humphry, News 7.]

((
Cruz bought a 100-acre farm in Floyd County in 1989- -to get away from fellow Columbian drug peddlers in New York who'd threatened to kill him.
Realtor Earl Frith had listed the property and made the sale.
The two men hit it off. Before long Cruz was buying livestock from Frith.
[SOT]

((HERE'S THE WAY I REMEMBER IT, EVERY TIME I DEALT WITH HIM, THERE WAS SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNTS OF MONEY.))
[RUNS=:04]


In a conversation monitored and recorded by the I-R-S, Frith recalled how Cruz had always paid in cash. ((HE GAVE IT TO ME. AND AT THAT TIME WE WROTE TWO RECEIPTS THAT I THINK WE DATED THE RECEIPTS A DAY APART OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. I DON'T THINK I HAVE ANY RECORD OF EVER GETTING MORE THAN $8,000 AT ONE TIME. IF I DID, I'M DUMBER THAN I THINK I AM.))
[RUNS=:15]


Frith is talking to Pamela Cruz, the drug dealer's wife- -unaware that she's wearing a wire.
She later showed up at his office with 40-thousand dollars in cash, seeking help in getting around the requirement to report large cash transactions. ((WE COULD WRITE AN AGREEMENT WHEREBY YOU PUT LESS THAN TEN, AND LESS THAN TEN AND A MONTH LATER, YOU KNOW, LATER SOMETHING ELSE ...OVER TIME THEY VERIFY IT, I'VE FOUND. I'M NOT A DAMN POLICE OFFICER. THAT'S NOT MY FUNCTION. I'M NOT INTO THAT.))
[RUNS=:16]


Pam Cruz had told Frith her husband got busted in Miami- -which was true- -but she didn't say the two of them had agreed to work for the D-E-A.
Cruz transported hundreds of kilograms of cocaine from Columbia to New York- -by way of a stash house at the foot of Bent Mountain.
Shannon Wilson lived in the house and testified she made up to three thousand dollars a trip for transporting coke.

Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))[TUCKER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Hopes for a stay of execution are diminishing this morning for Convicted killer Karla Faye Tucker.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Huntsville, TX;]

[4:00:00]
Yesterday, the Texas parole board refused to recommend clemency.
It's now up to the U-S supreme court to grant a stay.
In 19-83 Tucker killed two people with a pickax.
She now says she is a born-again Christian.
If her sentence is carried out tonight she will be the first women to be executed in the U-S in 14 years and the first in Texas since the civil war.
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[E-Franklin-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#97-96]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Franklin County authorities say they have no record of previous domestic disputes between a man they say shot his wife and then killed himself.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


47- year- old Rodney Feazell lived with his wife Patricia in their Callaway home -- sheriff's deputies say he shot her in the head, shoulder and arm with a small-caliber handgun.
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[SOT 11:38:54]
[IN Q=He supposedly got]

((LT. EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEP'T: HE SUPPOSEDLY GOT TWO GUNS AND HAD SHOT HIS WIFE WITH ONE GUN, PUT THAT GUN BACK IN THE AREA OF THE GUN SAFE AND THEN USED THE OTHER GUN TO SHOOT HIMSELF WITH.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ewell Hunt/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dep't;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=himself with]
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[VO-NAT]


The couple's 15- year- old daughter called 9-1-1.
Rodney Feazell was dead when deputies arrived.
Patricia Feazell is in serious condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=flooding]


More rain is predicted in Florida today, a day after a violent low pressure system rocked the Sunshine state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL;]

[4:10:21]
The storm packed winds of up to 104 miles per hour.
Some 300-thousand people in Dade and Broward Counties lost power last night.
[SUPER=03-Santa Barbara, CA;]

[4:07:50]
Meantime, southern California is getting hit with the biggest storm of the season.
The El Nino-driven storm is expected to intensify, dumping up to 15 inches of rain by midweek.
[SUPER=03-Pacer Co., CA;]

[4:05:41]
A storm is also pounding the part of the state, where rivers are beginning to rise dangerously.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=TST]
[TAPE#98-1]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Relief]


In Grundy, some residents are trying to make sure they aren't hammered by another FLOOD.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grundy/1984;]


For months, town officials have been studying an unusual plan from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that might end scenes like this.
The Corps wants to move businesses from the eastern bank of the Levisa (luh-VYE'-suh) Fork River to more protected ground on the other side.
Grundy's existing business district would then be leveled.
Town officials are expected to send their comments on the plan back to the Corps sometime this week.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports,
Dallas hosted Vancouver yesterday.
Mike Stevens has a local tie in to the game.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[E-Charter-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-3]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


After four years of failing grades a House committee finally passed the concept of charter schools.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Two minds changed.]
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[SUPER=01-Del. Phil Hamilton/(R) Newport News; 1:07]
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( Two minds change, and the bill gets a green light.
Halifax Democrat Ted Bennett crosses party lines to support charter schools.
And last year's lone Republican opponent in the House Education committee comes around.
[sot TAPE TWO 02:04:49]

((DEL. TOM BAKER/R-PULASKI: WE'VE GOT TO EITHER FISH OR CUT BAIT WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO GETTING STATE MONEY TO COME DOWN TO THE LOWER CLASS SIZES. BECAUSE IF WE DON'T, THE DELEGATION IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA'S NEVER GONNA VOTE TO CHANGE THE FORMULA. AND IF WE'RE GONNA GET THERE, THIS MAY BE THE VERY VEHICLE WE NEED.))
[runs=:13]


Carroll County Democrat Tom Jackson disagrees.
[sot 02:11:27]

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: WELL I THINK RURAL SCHOOLS RIGHT NOW ARE STRUGGLING FOR RESOURCES, TO HAVE THE TYPE CLASSROOMS WE NEED. AND I SEE CHARTER SCHOOLS AS A PROGRAM THAT'S GONNA PULL FURTHER RESOURCES AWAY FROM WHAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE. AND IF WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO MAKE THE CURRENT SYSTEM WORK WELL I CAN'T UNDERSTAND HOW THE CHARTER SCHOOL SYSTEM'S GONNA SUDDENLY BE A LOT BETTER.))
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[sot 02:10:48]

((CHERI JAMES/VA. EDUCATION ASSOC.: IT'S BEING PUT OUT THE PUBLIC THAT IT'S A SILVER BULLET. THAT IT'S A PANACEA. THERE'S NO GUARANTEE THAT THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. AND THAT'S THE PROBLEM. PEOPLE ARE "WHOO! CHARTER SCHOOLS. WE'RE GONNA DO SOMETHING." AND THEY DON'T HEAR ALL THE STORIES ABOUT THE CHARTER SCHOOLS THAT AREN'T SUCCEEDING.))
[runs=:17]


The bill's sponsor is optimistic.
[sot TAPE TWO 02:06:07]

((DEL. PHIL HAMILTON/D-NEWPORT NEWS: SO WHAT'S UNUSUAL. I'VE BEEN PICKED AT FOR FIVE YEARS. AT LEAST THE RHETORIC THIS TIME WAS NOT AS INTENSIVE AS IT'S BEEN IN THE PAST AND NOT AS PERSONAL. YOU KNOW, FOLKS HAVE CONCERNS. I CAN CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THOSE CONCERNS. THOSE CONCERNS WERE EXPRESSED. THE COMMITTEE VOTED UP OR DOWN.))
[runs=:16]


Now if the full House and Senate say yes, local school boards in Virginia would get to approve two per district, for three year contracts to sink or swim.

Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))[School-Board]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-5]
[GRAPHIC=Rke City]


The municipal auditor says the Roanoke City School budget is sound.
But a school board member who raised questions about the spending plan says he still has concerns.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night]


Superintendent Wayne Harris conceded the line-item budget could have been presented in a way that was easier for board members to understand.
But he says a review by his office and by the municipal auditor turned up mistakes that amounted to less than 500 dollars in a 90- million dollar budget.
That satisfied most of the board members, but not all.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's just a lot of hassle]

((MELINDA PAYNE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: IT'S JUST A LOT OF HASSLE OVER NOTHING. AND I GUESS THAT WAS ONE OF THE POINT I WAS TRYING TO MAKE TONIGHT. IF IT'S NOT AN ISSUE, WHY ARE WE EVEN DISCUSSING IT?)) ((HARRY DAVIS/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THIS WAS A VERY CONFUSING BUDGET THE WAY IT WAS PRESENTED. I WAS NOT PARTICULARLY PLEASED WITH THE ANSWERS I RECEIVED.))
[SUPER=01-Melinda Payne/School Board Member;]
[SUPER=01-Harry Davis/School Board Member;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=the answers I received.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=NONE]


The School Board also considered the issue of annuities... the deferred compensation offered to top administrators.
Board members were divided on the controversial benefit, and they tabled the issue until a future meeting.

[E-L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#97-94]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg]


After five years on city council Lynchburg's vice mayor is calling it quits.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Bob Davenport announced yesterday he will NOT seek re- election to the post he won in 19-94.
Davenport says the time constraints of the job were a big factor in his decision, but he wants to stay active in the community.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:09:13]
[IN Q=I'm not just]

((BOB DAVENPORT: I'M NOT JUST GOING TO GO AWAY AND NOT DO ANYTHING. I'M GOING TO BE INVOLVED IN SOMETHING, I'M GOING TO VOLUNTEER AT THE HOSPITAL, I'M GOING TO DO DAILY BREAD, I HOPE TO DO SOME OTHER THINGS AND AS I SAY, IF THE COUNCIL NEEDS A PERSON TO BE ON A CERTAIN COMMISSION OR A BOARD, I'D CERTAINLY BE ABLE TO CONSIDER THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Davenport/Lynchburg Council Member; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=consider that.]
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[VO-NAT]


With three at- large seats up for grabs, Republicans are looking for candidates to repeat their 19-94 Election Day sweep.
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[SOT 1:33:27]
[IN Q=That is the]

((WENDELL WALKER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THAT IS THE GOAL AND THE PURPOSE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS TO BRING FORTH THREE CANDIDATES TO ACCOMPLISH THE SAME THING WE DID FOUR YEARS AGO.))
[SUPER=01-Wendell Walker/Lynchburg GOP Chairman; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=four years ago.]
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[VO-NAT]


Republican councilman Bill McRorie has NOT said whether he'll run again.
The filing deadline for all candidates is March 6th.
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[2-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


In sports,
Rex Chapman scored 29 points to lead Phoenix to a come-from-behind win over Philadelphia.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[WRITER=spa]
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[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll Call for Board)
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=MEL]
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In Texas, condemned killer Karla Faye Tucker is scheduled to become the first woman to be executed in the United States in 14 years.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Huntsville, TX;]

[4:00:00]
Yesterday, the Texas parole board refused to recommend clemency.
It's now up to the U-S supreme court to grant a stay of execution.
In 19-83 Tucker killed two people with a pickax.
She now says she is a born-again Christian.
If her sentence is carried out tonight she will also be the first women executed in Texas since the civil war.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=explosion]


Investigators are looking for the cause of a deadly explosion that ripped through a factory last night in Pennsylvania.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-York, PA;]


One person was killed and 18 were injured.
The blast collapsed part of the York International plant during a shift change when 140 workers were inside.
The plant makes air conditioning and heating equipment.
Some people complained of burning eyes after the explosion, but officials say no hazardous materials were released.


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[S-Franklin-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#97-96]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Shots rang out a Callaway home this weekend.
In the end one man was dead and his wife was in serious condition and had to rushed to the hospital.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Rodney and Patricia Feazell lived at 1884 Old Forge Road in the Callaway community.
Sheriff's deputies say that's where the 47- year- old man shot his wife in the shoulders, arm and head with a small-caliber handgun.
Deputies say Feazell then returned that gun to a safe, pulled out a hunting pistol and killed himself.
The couple's 15- year- old daughter was in the house and called 9-1-1.
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[SOT 11:37:22]
[IN Q=The frantic call]

((LT. EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEP'T: THE FRANTIC CALL THAT HER FATHER HAD SHOT HER MOTHER, THAT HER MOTHER WAS STILL ALIVE AND STILL BREATHING, TO PLEASE SEND HELP, TO PLEASE HELP MY MOTHER.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ewell Hunt/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dep't;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=help my mother]
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[VO-NAT]


Patricia Feazell is listed in serious condition.
A neighbor says Rodney Feazell was unfriendly and often fired his guns.
Lieutenant Hunt says the deputies have never responded to domestic disputes at the home before.
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[E-Culpepper]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-4]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Cave Spring Junior High School will be represented in the Winter Olympics, but the participant will not be contending for a medal.
David Johnson explains.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Erin Culpepper/Flutist; :19]
[SUPER=01-Deborah Kemper/Erin's Instructor; :33]
[SUPER=01-Linda Culpepper/Erin's Mom; 1:23]
[SUPER=@David1 ; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=DJO, news 7.]

(( Before the Olympics get started, even before the opening ceremonies, part of the Nagano festivities will include a special concert performed by a thousand international youngsters.
Roanoke County's Erin Culpepper will be among those performing.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT-05:44:58]

((ERIN CULPEPPER/PERFORMING IN NAGANO; I DON'T KNOW. I'M EXCITED ABOUT SEEING THE OLYMPICS. I'M NERVOUS ABOUT THE CONCERT THOUGH--laughter. ))
[RUNS=:06]


Erin got an invitation to play at the olympics when her music teacher was asked if she had any students who might want to be involved.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT-05:53:13]

((DEBORAH KEMPER/ERIN'S INSTRUCTOR; SO I STARTED WITH THE MOST ADVANCED STUDENTS. THE ONES WHO HAD BEEN IN THE STUDIO THE LONGEST. WHO HAD THE LARGEST REPETOIR AND THEN BEGAN WORKING TIL I FOUND THE ONE THAT WOULD BE WILLING TO PUT THIS ALL TOGETHER. SO ERIN IS RIGHT NEAR THE TOP OF THE STUDIO THERE.))
[RUNS=:19]


Erin is one of 30-American musicians and the only person from the east coast.
They all play using the Suzuki music method, learning to play first by imitation.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT-05:51:34]

((KEMPER; THE WHOLE METHOD WAS STARTING TO PROMOTE GOOD CITIZENSHIP AMONG THE CHILDREN. SO HOPEFULLY, THEY'RE NOT ONLY GOOD FLUTISTS AND MUSICIANS, BUT HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF SELF.))
[RUNS=:12]


Erin's mom is pleased with her daughter's latest accomplishment.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT-05:48:07]

((LINDA CULPEPPER/ERIN'S MOM; I'M GLAD THAT SHE'S KEPT UP WITH HER FLUTE PRACTICE SO THAT SHE COULD HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GO, SO WE COULD GO, TOO ))
[RUNS=:06]

[STAND-UP/06:28:46] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; ERIN AND HER FAMILY LEAVE FOR NAGANO ON WEDNESDAY AND WILL BE GONE FOR NINE DAYS. THE TALENTED 14-YEAR OLD SAYS THIS WILL NOT BE HER LAST CONCERT. SHE HOPES TO PURSUE A CAREER WITH THE ROANOKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))
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[VO-NAT]
[RUNS=:16))[Lottery ]


Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5
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[WRITER=spa]
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(toss to Melanie)[Health-Check]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news,
Second hand smoke may have more of a negative effect on children than previously thought.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file;:08 ]
[RUNS=:56]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( A NEW STUDY LINKS `SOME' CHILD ILLNESSES ...TO SECOND HAND SMOKE.

VT=VO


RESEARCHERS IN MARYLAND SAY EARLY CASES OF ASTHMA, CHRONIC BRONCHITIS, AND WHEEZING ARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO EXPOSURE TO SECOND HAND SMOKE.
SEVEN THOUSAND SCHOOL KIDS AGED TWO MONTHS TO TWO YEARS WERE STUDIED BETWEEN 1988 AND 1994.
RESEARCHERS ESTIMATE SECOND HAND SMOKE CAUSES UP TO 60 PERCENT OF ASTHMA CASES.

ONCAM=


THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS SAYS INFANTS SHOULD BE CHECKED FOR HEARING PROBLEMS AND IF NEEDED, HEARING AIDS SHOULD BE FITTED, BEFORE THE AGE OF SIX MONTHS.
RESEARCHERS SAY THE EARLY USE OF HEARING AIDS GIVES INFANTS OPTIMAL SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT.

VT=VO

NEW TREATMENTS ARE HAVING AN IMMENSE IMPACT ON THE AIDS WAR. THE C-D-C SAYS AIDS DEATHS DROPPED 44 PERCENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1997. DEATHS PEAKED IN 1994 AND 1995, THEN NOSED DOWNWARD IN 1996. EXPERTS SAY THE USE OF SO-CALLED AIDS DRUG COCKTAILS HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE SHARP DROP.

ON CAM=RICK

THAT'S TODAY'S MEDICAL HEADLINES. RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=KHu]
[TAPE#97-97]
[GRAPHIC=Cruz]


The wife of Columbian drug trafficker Javier Cruz testified before a federal jury yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Pamela Cruz told how she and her husband moved to Floyd from New York to escape death threats from rival drug dealers.
Once Cruz was arrested in Miami in 19-91.
She agreed to be wired by the I-R-S and talk with realtor Earl Frith.
She eventually gave him 40-thousand dollars in cash- -money she told HIM was drug proceeds.
On the tape Frith is heard talking about how he could avoid currency transaction reporting requirements.
He's on trial for money laundering.
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[5-Charter-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#597-54]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Charter schools in Virginia are finally gettign a passing grade.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


It was "fifth time lucky" in the House Education committee.
A bill allowing local school boards to approve two charter schools per district made it out of the committee for the first time on a 14-to-10 vote.
The difference this year: Halifax Democrat Ted Bennett and Pulaski Republican Tom Baker changed their minds.
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[SOT 02:04:37]
[IN Q=I think]

((DEL. TOM BAKER/R-PULASKI: I THINK IF WE'RE FINALLY GOING TO, IN OUR PART OF THE STATE, GET DOWN TO SOMETHING TO GIVE US THE ABILITY TO HAVE SMALLER CLASS SIZES. IF CHARTER SCHOOLS IS THE ANSWER TO THAT, THEN I THINK WE'VE GOT TO GO WITH IT.))
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[OUT Q=with it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The traditional Democratic viewpoint is finally the minority.
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[IN Q=I think]

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: I THINK I WOULD CONSIDER IT MORE FAVORABLY IF I WERE AN URBAN LEGISLATOR. I JUST CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THAT IF WE'RE GONNA MAKE RURAL SCHOOLS BETTER WE'VE GOT TO CONCENTRATE RESOURCES NOT DILUTE 'EM.))
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[OUT Q=dilute 'em]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=Education]


The charter schools idea is now likely to pass in the full House and Senate.[Annuities]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-6]
[GRAPHIC=Rke City]


The compensation offered top administrators in the Roanoke City School System has become a point of debate for members of the school board.
But last night they couldn't decide what to do about the controversial annuities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night]


Some board members oppose the deferred compensation as an excessive benefit that takes money away from teacher salaries and classroom expenses.
But others say the annuities are simply part of a compensation package that's required to attract and retain top administrators.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What was to make up]

(( HARRY DAVIS/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WHAT WAS TO MAKE UP A LOSS ONE TIME HAS NOW BECOME AN EXTRAVAGANT BURDEN, AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, ON THE TAXPAYERS. WE COULD TAKE THAT MONEY AND USE IT FOR CHILDREN, WHATEVER, AND I JUST THINK THESE ANNUITIES NEED TO BE PUT TO AN END. )) ((WEBSTER DAY/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THERE'S BEEN SOME ALLEGATIONS OR DISCUSSION THAT SOMETHING WAS DONE UNDERHANDED, AND I THINK THE RECORD HAS BEEN SHOWN CLEAR THAT THAT'S NOT THE CASE.))
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[SUPER=01-Webster Day/School Board Member]
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[OUT Q=that's not the case]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=NONE]


Ultimately, board members could not decide whether to keep, cap or eliminate the annuities, so they tabled the issue until a future meeting.

[4-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


In sports,
Cleveland rookies were chiefly responsible for a win over Minnesota.


For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[SUPER=0096-/Detroit/101/j/Washington/113////Vancouver/90/j/Dallas/104///;]
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[SUPER=0096-/Minnesota/99/j/Cleveland/109////Phoenix/106/j/Philadelphia/97///;]
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[SUPER=0096-/Atlanta/83/j/Miami/90///j/Chicago/111//Denver/72///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Radford/73//UMBC/68//Ryan Charles - 16 points//UMBC/57/j/Radford/69//Women/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/VMI/92//Wofford/80//Jason Bell 29 Points//Bridgewater/53/j/W&L/57//Generals Now 9 & 8/;]
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[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The jury in the Javier Cruz cocaine conspiracy case yesterday listened to a taped conversation between Cruz's wife Pamela and local realtor Earl Frith who's accused of laundering drug money.
She eventually gave him 40-thousand dollars in cash- -money she told HIM was drug proceeds.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Patricia Feazell is in serious condition.
Police say her husband, Rodney Feazell shot her multiple times and then took his own life.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And, charter schools are getting top marks in the Virginia legislature.
The House committee that once disagreed with the radical school concept finally gave the go-ahead.
Now if the full House and Senate says yes, local school boards in Virginia would get to approve two schools per district, for three year contracts.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Every weekend morning News 7 is right here.. [take Wknd Am Promo 9403essC ]
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from 8 to 9.
That's where you can find Saturday and Sunday birthdays, not to mention our own Kimberly McBroom with her segment, Time Off.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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