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Texas carries out the first female execution in the U-S in 14 years.
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And a police confrontation in Botetourt County ends in suicide.
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Snow showers have switched over to rain showers for much of the viewing area-- but an additional few inches of snow is possible later today.
We'll update the situation in a just a few minutes.
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Much of the area has yet to feel the wintry effects of the storm.
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Eric Earnhart is up on Bent Mountain, where they're still recovering from last week's snow.
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Condemned killer Karla Faye Tucker was executed last night, becoming the first woman to be put to death in Texas since the Civil War.
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The 38- year- old was declared dead after an injection.
In a final statement, Tucker apologized to her victims' families and thanked prison officials for being good to her.

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The White House this morning is considering setting up a new legal defense fund to help President Clinton pay his mounting legal bills.
Sources say the new fund would solicit up to ten-thousand dollars in donations from individuals, with a goal of raising up to four million dollars.
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[4:16:31]
President Clinton's current unpaid legal bills in the Paula Jones lawsuit and the Monica Lewinsky controversy total more than three million.
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[4:15:31]
Meantime, Lewinsky is in Los Angeles this morning visiting her father.
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Cox Cable customers will be shelling out more money.
For the fifth time in four years, rates are going up.
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Basic cable service rates will go up 55 cents, preferred service will rise by a dollar-seventy.
Those amounts could vary by a few cents depending on where you live.
The cost of converters and remotes will be shifted to a national price structure.
A converter box will cost 2-seventy a month, a remote, 18 cents. That amounts to a rate DECREASE for people using newer converters.
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The cost of getting cable is also on the rise. The fee for installing new service and new lines will increase acros

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Authorities say a Roanoke man took his own life during a confrontation with police.
The Botetourt County Sheriff's Department says 20- year- old Kevin Leigh Ponting was allowed into the house of an acquaintance early yesterday morning.
Other residents weren't aware he was there and called police to report a burglary in progress.
Sheriff Reed Kelly says when an officer arrived and tried to search the suspect, Ponting produced a handgun and shot

himself in the head.[1-Sports]


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In sports,
The Express defrosted the Blizzard last night.
Mike Stevens has highlights from the ice.
Good Morning Mike.
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Precipitation continues to fall across the area, but in most areas it's still coming down as rain.
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Eric Earnhart is up on Bent Mountain, where sleet is falling.
How's it look Eric?
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Lawyers for Floyd County realtor Earl Frith will get their chance to mount a defense, now that the government has rested its case.
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] PAMELA Cruz, the 40-year drug smuggler's ex-wife continued HER testimony yesterday- -primarily to relate the conversation she secretly recorded when she gave Frith 40-thousand dollars in cash... following her husband's arrest in Miami.

The jury will have to decide whether Frith knew it was drug money.
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((I KNOW THAT THAT'S PROBABLY SOMETHING THAT THEY WOULD GIVE ME A HARD TIME ABOUT YOU KNOW, IF THEY KNEW I HAD SOME CONCEPT OF THE SOURCE. BUT THERE'S NO REASON FOR ME TO KNOW THAT.)) ((I KNEW THAT HE'D BEEN ARRESTED. IT WAS THE TALK OF FLOYD COUNTY THAT HE WAS A BIG-TIME DRUG DEALER AND HE'D KILLED PEOPLE. AND WE WERE PRETTY FRIGHTENED ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON. ))
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Pam Cruz herself admitted she was terrified of Javier at times.

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The work of a Vinton police department secretary gets kudos for her efforts in helping bring to justice the man who killed the Hodges family.
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Sharon Poff organized all of the paperwork in the case bought against Earl Bramblett.
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((LT. JIM RUHLAND/VA. STATE POLICE; WITH THAT SHE WORKED TWO OR THREE YEARS AT THAT. WE HAD TO CHANGE A LOT OF IT AND THEN WE HAD TO PUT IT IN A SYNCHRONIZED CASE THAT COULD BE PRESENTED TO A JURY AND TO THE JUDGE. WITHOUT HER HELP IN BRINGING IT TOGETHER AND USING HER COMPUTER SKILLS, WE WOULD NOT BE IN THE POSITION WE ARE AT TODAY.))
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Poff played down her role, and was caught off guard by the recognition.
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((SHARON POFF/VINTON POLICE DEPARTMENT; IT'S NICE BUT I DON'T THINK I'M THAT WORTHY. I WAS JUST DOING MY JOB.))
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Poff received her awards at the Vinton Town Council meeting.
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In sports,
Vernon Maxwell drained the go-ahead three-pointer in the final minute of Charlotte's win over Boston.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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And that's what's making news on this Thursday, February 5th.
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News 7 Mornin' will be right back. [2WX-Hello]


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Eric Earnhart is up on Bent Mountain, where the sleet is falling on top of what's left over from last week.
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Karla Faye Tucker's journey from drug-addicted pickax killer to born-again Christian has ended.
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Last night the 38- year- old was put to death, becoming the first woman executed in Texas since the Civil War and the first in the U-S since 19-84.
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In a final statement, Tucker apologized to her victims' families and thanked prison officials for being good to her.
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It is the most critical statement yet from Russia concerning the possibility of a U-S strike against Iraq.
Boris Yeltsin today warned President Clinton that he may provoke a world war if America uses force against Baghdad.


Moscow has been conducting feverish diplomacy in the Middle East in a bid to defuse the crisis.


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Rates at Cox Cable continue to rise. (------------)
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Starting March first, basic service will go up about 55 cents, the cost of preferred service will rise a-dollar-seventy.
The actual increase will vary by a few cents, depending on where you live.
Customers might save some money on their converter boxes.
The monthly fee of 2.70 for converters and 18 cents for remotes will be a decrease for some people.
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New customers will pay more for installation.
Hooking up service will cost 20 dollars instead of 11 dollars and 39 cents, and the cost of wiring an entire house for cable will increase by 13 dollars.

This is the fifth Cox Cable rate increase in four years.[3-Sports]


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In sports,
Salem and Lord Botetourt braved the weather last night to match their skills on the hardwood.
Steve Mason has the hoops action.
Good Morning Steve.
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In medical news,
H-I-V may not be as new a virus as previously thought.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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(( RESEARCHERS HAVE TRACED THE FIRST CASE OF H-I-V BACK TO 19-59 -- DECADES EARLIER THAN PREVIOUSLY BELIEVED. THE CASE APPEARED IN A MAN LIVING IN THE FORMER BELGIAN CONGO WHO APPEARED TO HAVE SYMPTOMS RESEMBLING SICKLE CELL ANEMIA. A BLOOD SAMPLE FROM THE KINSHASA MAN LOOKS LIKE AN ANCESTOR OF SEVERAL SUB-TYPES OF H-I-V NOW FOUND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
THE STUDY APPEARS IN THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF THE JOURNAL -NATURE-.

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(RICK) WOMEN WHO TAKE THREE OR FOUR TIMES THE RECOMMENDED DAILY ALLOWANCE OF THE VITAMINS, FOLATE AND B-SIX, MAY REDUCE THEIR RISK OF HEART DISEASE BY HALF. THE STUDY'S 80-THOUSAND PARTICIPANTS WERE TRACKED FOR 14-YEARS. THE WOMEN RECEIVED THEIR VITAMINS FROM TAKING MULTIPLE VITAMINS AND CEREALS -- AS WELL AS ORANGE JUICE, GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES, BROCCOLI AND EGGS. THIS RESEARCH IS REPORTED IN THE -JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION-.

ONCAM=RICK

(RICK) TWO OF FIVE AMERICANS SUFFER TENSION HEADACHES AND IT APPEARS THAT RACE, AGE AND EDUCATION LEVELS AFFECT THE FREQUENCY OF TENSION HEADACHE ATTACKS. BUT THE HARDEST HIT ARE PEOPLE IN THEIR THIRTIES ... AND NEARLY HALF OF THE SUFFERERS HAD ATTENDED GRADUATE SCHOOL. THE RESEARCH WAS CONDUCTED AT JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY AND WAS PARTIALLY FUNDED BY BRISTOL-MYERS. THE STUDY SURVEYED OVER 13-THOUSAND PEOPLE.
THOSE ARE TODAY'S MEDICAL HEADLINES. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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The winter weather forecast to blanket the area is has yet to get bad in most places.
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Drug informant Javier Cruz was never called to the stand in the case against Floyd County realtor Earl Frith.
The government rested its case yesterday.
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] PAMELA Cruz, the 40-year drug smuggler's ex-wife continued HER testimony yesterday- -primarily to relate the conversation she secretly recorded when she gave Frith 40-thousand dollars in cash... following her husband's arrest in Miami.

The jury will have to decide whether Frith knew it was drug money.
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((I KNOW THAT THAT'S PROBABLY SOMETHING THAT THEY WOULD GIVE ME A HARD TIME ABOUT YOU KNOW, IF THEY KNEW I HAD SOME CONCEPT OF THE SOURCE. BUT THERE'S NO REASON FOR ME TO KNOW THAT.)) ((I KNEW THAT HE'D BEEN ARRESTED. IT WAS THE TALK OF FLOYD COUNTY THAT HE WAS A BIG-TIME DRUG DEALER AND HE'D KILLED PEOPLE. AND WE WERE PRETTY FRIGHTENED ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON. ))
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Pam Cruz herself admitted she was terrified of Javier at times.

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The Roanoke County woman responsible for bringing the Miss Virginia Pageant to the Valley was honored in a birthday celebration last night.
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Margaret Baker was recognized for all she has done.
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((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE CITY; I WOULD SAY THERE'S BEEN FEW THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, IN DOWNTOWN, IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, IN THE MISS VIRGINIA PAGEANT IN LEADERSHIP ROANOKE VALLEY. THERE'S BEEN FEW THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED OVER THE LAST MANY YEARS THAT MARGARET BAKER HASN'T HAD SOME IMPACT ON IN A VERY POSITIVE WAY.))
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After 21-years as the pageant's executive director and business manager Baker will now serve as C-E-O.
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((MARGARET BAKER/MISS VA PAGEANT DIRECTOR; I'M GOING TO BE THERE TO ADVISE AND I'LL HELP THEM WITH THE WORK BUT THE WHOLE RESPONSIBILITY WILL NOT BE ON ME. I THINK IT'S JUST TIME FOR SOME YOUNG BLOOD TO GET IN THERE.))
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Baker's birthday, February 7th is now recognized in Roanoke for her name's sake.
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Her face has brought recognition to Danville.
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And now, the Gibson Girl has her own U-S postage stamp.
Irene Langhorne Gibson was born in Danville in 18-73.
Her husband, illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, made an ink drawing of her to depict the ideal American woman.
As of yesterday, you can get the Gibson Girl stamp in a set that commemorates the 1900's.
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((TOM GIFFIN/DANVILLE POSTMASTER: IT IS PART OF THE CELEBRATE THE CENTURY STAMP. AND ABOUT EVERY THREE MONTHS A NEW GROUP OF STAMPS WILL BE ISSUED.. APPROXIMATELY EVERY THREE MONTHS.. ACROSS THE COUNTRY COMMEMORATING THE MOST SIGNIFICANT YEARS IN HISTORY.))
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Other stamps featured in this 15-stamp set.. President Teddy Roosevelt and Crayola Crayons.

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In sports,
Bo Outlaw hit a jumper with one-point-one seconds remaining to give Orlando a single point thriller over Atlanta.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Rain this morning is expected to turn to snow later today, leaving some areas with significant accumulations. We'll continue to keep you updated on the weather situation throughout the morning.
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The government rested its case yesterday in the trial of Floyd County realtor Earl Frith withOUT calling drug informant Javier Cruz. ] PAMELA Cruz, ex-wife of Javier Cruz, continued HER testimony yesterday concerning audio tapes she secretly recorded when she gave Frith 40-thousand dollars in cash after her husband's arrest in Miami.
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For the fifth time in four years, Cox Cable is raising its rates.
Basic cable service rates will go up about 55 cents, preferred service will rise by a dollar-seventy.
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Don't forget to tune in to News 7 every weekend morning [take Wknd Am Promo 9403essC ]
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From 8 to 9 Denise Allen and Andrew Freiden will have the latest news, weather and sports on News 7 Saturday Morning and News 7 Sunday Morning.
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