[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


El Nino is blamed for more death and destruction-- this time it's flooding in Alabama and blizzards in the plains.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a Grayson county judge is expected to decide today when the trial will begin for one of the two men charged with burning and beheading a black man.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib weather)
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Grab a cup of coffee and join us in just a few minutes.[Open]

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[E-Grayson-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-3]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Grayson County judge will be asked today to decide whether to hold back-to-back trials for two white men charged with burning alive and beheading a black man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


James Turk is defending Louis Ceprano, one of two men accused of the burning and beheading of Garnett "G.P." Johnson.
Turk is asking for more time to prepare for the case.
As it stands now, Ceperano's trial will begin right after that of Emmett Cressell, the second defendant, who goes on trial March 23rd.
Both men face first-degree murder charges in the case and are accused of killing Johnson after an all-night party last July.
Circuit Judge J. Colin Campbell will hear arguments for the delay today.
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[E-Graham]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-4]
[GRAPHIC=Jack Kevorkian]


She needed pschiatric help... not a lethal injection.
That's what the family of Patricia Ann Blount Graham is saying after Dr. Jack Kevorkian apparently helped the Roanoke woman commit suicide.
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[VO-NAT]


Kevorkian allegedly left the 61-year old's body at the Southfield Michigan Hospital. The relative who spoke with NEWS-7 asked not to be identified.
State lawmakers voted last year to ban assisted suicide in Virginia.
They wrote into the bill a clause that forces them to vote again this year.
However, Kevorkian would not be subject to Virginia law because the incident did not take place in the Commonwealth.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]

The state's House of Delegates passed a bill which allows for civil penalties against a physician involved in assisted suicide. The State Senate will consider passing the measure during the 19-99 General Assembly session.

[Bad-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Severe weather]


The latest attacks of El Nino are hitting the Midwestern and Southeastern sections of the U-S.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mobile, AL;]


In Alabama, flooding has claimed at least five deaths.
One man lost his life when he went to help a stranded motorist.
The governor has declared a state of emergency.
[SUPER=03-Holly Hill, SC;]


In South Carolina, a tornado ripped apart horse training center.
Some of the horses suffered minor injuries.
[SUPER=03-Northern Oklahoma;]


Meantime, it's blizzard conditions for the plains states.
Snow drifts have piled several feet high in some places, with winds blowing 25 to 35 miles per hour.

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


After telling police he was armed with explosives, a Vietnam vet ended a 14- hour standoff with Texas police.
No one was injured during the ordeal.
Mike Tobin reports.
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[2-College-Drinking]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



College drinking takes center stage today in the first meeting of a state task force created to address the problem.

The task force was set up last year after a string of fatalities involving college students who had been drinking.
One Virginia Tech student fell out of her dorm window and a University of Virginia student died after falling down a flight of stairs.

Today's meeting takes place in Richmond.[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
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In sports, a battle on the ice as the Roanoke Express takes on the Chiefs of Johnstown.
Roy Stanley has highlights.
Good Morning Roy.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[TAPE#M98-3]
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[On Desk]
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[Annie's-Law]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
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There's new life this morning for "Annie's Law"... a bill that could make it a capital crime in Virginia for an adult to kill a child.
"Annie's Law" was killed yesterday by the Courts of Justice Committee... But the proposal was revived after an amendment.
The measure heads to the Senate floor today for a vote.
The bill is named for four- year- old Annie Leftwich, whose mother and step-father were convicted in her torture an

d murder last year. [E-Sudan-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-7]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Roanoke church delegation is headed for the Sudan in Africa to defend fellow Christians.
The country is in the middle of a civil war that the group says has led to the enslavement and persecution of Christians who don't renounce their faith.
David Johnson explains.
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[SUPER=01-David Fuller/Delegation Leader; :14]
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[SUPER=01-Quig Lawrence/Pastor; :37]
[SUPER=07-Fran Dickerson; 1:14]
[SUPER=07-Zac Lineberry; 1:30]
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(( ((There's a North Islamic regime, which began a holy civil war with parts of Southern Sudan in 1984. The internal conflict continues and has escalated over the past two years.))
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((DAVID FULLER/DELEGATION LEADER; THEIR PURPOSE IS TO CONVERT CHRISTIANS. SO CHRISTIANS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONVERT OR TO BE KILLED.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=BE KILLED.]

((Eight members of Roanoke County's "CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT" will soon be just 40-miles from the front line of the battle. They won't be engaging in the fighting but rather videotaping the atrocities, and making them public upon their return-- hoping it will lead to an end of the suffering.))
[SOT=10:35:38]
[IN Q=JUST REALIZING]

((QUIG LAWRENCE/PASTOR; JUST REALIZING THAT WE HAVE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS EVEN IN OUR COMPANION DIOCESE IN THE SUDAN THAT ARE BEING KILLED, TORTURED, WOMEN BEING RAPED, CHILDREN PUT INTO SLAVERY. AND BASICALLY WE'RE DOING NOTHING. I THINK IT'S TIME THE CHURCH STAND THE GAP AND DO SOMETHING.)) [RUNS:19]
[OUT Q=SOMETHING]

((The group's manner is light-hearted because their faith is what is leading them on this journey.))
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[IN Q=SO WHILE]

((SO WHILE THERE ARE THREATS, I THINK ALL OF US FEEL THAT GOD'S CALLED US TO BE THERE. THAT HIS PROTECTION WILL SURROUND US. I DON'T ANTICIPATE ANY PROBLEMS AT ALL.)) ((FRAN DICKERSON; I JUST KNOW THAT GOD IS GOING TO USE ME TO BE ABLE TO BRING BACK THE SPIRITS OF THESE CHILDREN AND THE WOMEN. TO BE ABLE TO BRING IT BACK TO THE ROANOKE CHURCHES NOT JUST TO OUR CHURCH, BUT THE WHOLE VALLEY, ABOUT WHERE THE NEEDS OF THESE PEOPLE ARE.)) ((ZAC LINEBERRY; THE DOOR IS THERE, IT'S OPEN FOR US. WE HAVE THE MEANS TO WALK THROUGH IT. IT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING.)) [RUNS:32]
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[IN Q=THE DELEGATION]

((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE DELEGATION LEAVES FOR THE THIRD WORLD COUNTRY MARCH 10TH. THEY PLAN TO RETURN MARCH 21ST WITH DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE OF THE RELIGIOUS CIVIL WAR AND THE NEED TO PUT AN END TO IT. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=Djo, NEWS 7.]))


[Hunters]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Hunting]


A shortage of nuts and berries made this past hunting season a good one for Virginia hunters.
788 black bears were killed this season... That's just one shy of the record.
Wildlife experts say hunters had a good season because the bears had to wander farther away from their usual deep forest hangouts for food.

[Common-Sense]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=Common Sense]
[GRAPHIC=Common Sense]


Before you invest in a mutual fund, you need to do your homework.
Scott Goldberg explains in this week's Common Sense.
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[SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Edward Jones Investments; :15]
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(( Maximizing your return on a mutual fund -- making as much money as possible -- means being patient and doing your homework.
So before you put money in a mutual fund, look at the fund's past performance, and listen to this bit of advice from stockbroker Ben Hartman.
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[SOT 15:30:07]
[IN Q=it's also]

((IT'S ALSO GOOD TO EVALUATE THE MANAGEMENT STYLE OF THE FUND. IS IT MANAGED BY AN INDIVIDUAL MONEY MANAGER OR DO THEY TAKE A TEAM APPROACH? AND ARE THERE SEVERAL INDIVIDUALS MANAGING THE FUND? SO BOTH OF THOSE FACTORS CAN BE IMPORTANT WHEN EVALUATING A GOOD QUALITY MUTUAL FUND.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q= mutual fund]


You'll have to decide:
Do you go with a fund managed by an individual who's had a lot of success?
Or do you pick a fund managed by a team, where lots of people control the fate of your money.
It's up to you.
Scott Goldberg, with this week's Common Sense.
Let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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[2-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#NONE]
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In sports,
Glen Rice had 31 points to lead Charlotte past New Jersey.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-3]
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[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]

Welcome back to News 7 Mornin' this Thursday Wilford Burnette will be honored...
(Take Video)
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NAT Sound
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[El-Nino]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=severe weather]


El Nino apparently isn't finished yet--
After weeks of devastating storms on the east and west coasts, it's now turned its fury on the midwest and the southeast.
Paul James has this El Nino update.
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[SUPER=03-Mobile, AL;:56]
[SUPER=01-Paul James/Reporting;1:20]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York]



[McDougal]


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


President Clinton's former Whitewater partner James McDougal is dead.
The Justice Department says McDougal died yesterday of cardiac arrest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;]


McDougal had been serving a three- year prison sentence for fraud.
He was cooperating with independent counsel Kenneth Starr in his Whitewater investigation.
Meantime, the President said he had good memories of the years they worked together in Arkansas and offered his condolences to McDougal's family.
James McDougal was 57.

(------------)[VA-Standoff]



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


A 14- hour standoff between a Vietnam vet and Texas police ended peacefully last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Waco, TX;]


Authorities say 48- year- old Jason Leigh held them at bay at the Veteran's Affairs office to make a point about problems he was having with benefits.
No one was hurt in the standoff.
Leigh HAD told police he was carrying explosives, then later said that was NOT true.
Still, police are sweeping the building to make sure.
Residents within six blocks of the office were evacuated, but they may be able to return home this morning.

(------------)[Assisted-SuicideLaw]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-4]
[GRAPHIC=Jack Kevorkian]


A local medical malpractice attorney says there's currently no Virginia law with which to prosecute health care providers who assist in patient suicide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Dale Burrus(Burr-Us) says such actions have been specifically excluded from statutes which speak to advanced directives.
Burrus says without them, there is no immunity for physicians who do assist in suicide.
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[SOT-15:52:32]
[IN Q=FROM A]

((DALE BURRUS/FLIPPIN, DENSMORE, MORSE, RUTHERFORD, AND JESSEE; FROM A CRIMINAL PRESPECTIVE IT WOULD BE EVALUATED AND EVALUATED UNDER THE EXISTING CRIMINAL LAWS.))
[SUPER=01-Dale Burrus/Attorney;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=criminal laws.]
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[VO-NAT]


Jack Kevorkian allegedly helped a Roanoke woman end her life on Friday.
The medical examiner's office in Oakland County, Michigan says Kevorkian apparently left Patricia Ann Blount Graham at the Southfield Michagan hospital.
Graham apparently died of poison by lethal injection.
One of her family members said Graham was in need of psychiatric assistance, not a needle.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the Radford Highlanders face a big opponent on the road to the Final Four.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:34]
[OUT Q=day everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[Lottery ]

[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-3]
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[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]

[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[Steve Live]

[double Boxes=SPA & KMC]
(toss to Kimberly)


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news,
Doctors in Texas are battling a serious outbreak of group "A" strep.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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(( TEXANS ARE TRYING TO DEAL WITH AN OUTBREAK OF GROUP "A" STREP THAT HAS INFECTED MORE THAN ONE-HUNDRED PEOPLE IN THE PAST THREE MONTHS. TWENTY-SIX PEOPLE HAVE DIED, INCLUDING NINE CHILDREN. THE GROUP "A" STRAIN CAN CAUSE ILLNESSES -- RANGING FROM A SORE THROAT TO LIFE-THREATENING DISEASES. HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE ARE RECOMMENDING CHILDREN SHOULD BE VACCINATED FOR CHICKEN POX ... A DISEASE WHICH CAN LEAVE CHILDREN MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE GROUP "A" STRAIN OF STREP.

(VO)

(MIKA) OBESE PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE -MUCH- HIGHER MEDICAL BILLS THAN MOST PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT OVERWEIGHT ... AND RESEARCHERS RECOMMEND HEALTH CARE COSTS COULD BE SEVERELY REDUCED IF OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE DROPPED THEIR EXCESS WEIGHT. A STUDY APPEARING IN THE JOURNAL --ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE-- FOUND THAT OBESE PEOPLE HAD A 24-PERCENT HIGHER RATE OF OUTPATIENT VISITS ... AND THEIR HOSPITAL STAYS ARE 74-PERCENT LONGER.
(VO)

(MIKA) THE CORRELATION BETWEEN PRE-NATAL VITAMIN USAGE AND HEALTHY PREGNANCIES IS -MUCH- STRONGER THAN SCIENTISTS BELIEVED. THE CAMDEN STUDY --AN ON-GOING SIXTEEN YEAR FEDERALLY-FUNDED PROJECT-- SO FAR HAS FOUND THAT WOMEN WHO TAKE SUPPLEMENTS EARLY IN THEIR PREGNANCY WERE SEVEN TIMES LESS LIKELY TO HAVE VERY LOW-BIRTH-WEIGHT BABIES ... AND MORE THAN FOUR TIMES LESS LIKELY TO DELIVER VERY PRE-TERM BABIES.
THAT'S A LOOK AT THIS TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[2-E-Grayson-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-3]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A defense attorney for one of the two men charged with the burning and decapitation of another will ask a Grayson County judge for a delay today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


James Turk is defending Louis Ceprano.
He is asking for more time to prepare for the case.
As it stands now, Ceperano's trial will begin right after that of Emmett Cressell, the second defendant, who goes on trial March 23rd.
Both men face first-degree murder charges in the case and are accused of killing Garnett "G.P" Johnson after an all-night party last July.
Circuit Judge J. Colin Campbell will hear arguments for the delay today.
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[2-Annie's-Law]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=session 98]



It could soon be a capital crime in the Commonwealth for an adult to kill a child.
The bill called "Annie's Law" heads to the Senate floor today.
"Annie's law" would make it a capital offense to kill a child... but it allows juries to decide on a death penalty or life-in-prison sentence.
The bill is named for 4-year-old Annie Leftwich, whose mother and step-father were convicted in her torture and murd

er last year. [Religious-War]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-7]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Eight members of a Roanoke County church plan to follow their religious calling and go to the Sudan in Africa, where fellow christians are being presecuted and killed for refusing to denounce their faith.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The delegation fron the "CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT" will be about 40-miles from where the worst of the fighting is taking place.
The group has no plans to engage in the battle, but instead to document the atrocities and make them public upon their return.
One member says the reason for going is similar to the Titanic's situation in which all but one life boat was full.
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[SOT-10:32:07]
[IN Q=THE PEOPLE OF]

((CHARLIE TULL; THE PEOPLE OF WEALTH WERE LEAVING WITH PARTIALLY FILLED BOATS WITH PEOPLE SCREAMING TO BE SAVED. I SORT OF LIKEN THAT BACK TO MYSELF. I REALLY FEEL I'M BEING CALLED OUT OF MY COMFORT AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT GOD WILL DO WITH IT, BUT I KNOW HE HAS CALLED.))
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[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=HAS CALLED.]
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[VO-NAT]


A norhtern Islamic regime has continued the holy war against parts of the South Sudan for the past 14-years.
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[College-Drinking]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



A state task force takes on the issue of college drinking today in Richmond.
The task force was set up last year after a string of fatalities involving college students who had been drinking.
One Virginia Tech student fell out of her dorm window and a University of Virginia student died after falling down a flight of stairs.

Today's meeting marks the first for the task force.[Public-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=education]



Virginia's new learning standards will be put to the test this week as students begin taking a series of tests to measure their knowledge of the new standards.
The results of this week's testing will determine the achievement level for future classes.
Schools are expected to get raw scores by the end of the school year -- but officials won't know until summer what is a passing score.
A decade from now, 70 percent of a school's students must pass the tests for a school to remain accredited.

[4-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=college hoops]


In sports,
North Carolina and Kansas have won their second straight conference tournaments.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
The proposed "Annie's Law" goes to the Senate floor for a vote.
The law would make it a capital crime for an adult to kill a child under age 18.
The bill is named for four- year- old Annie Leftwich, whose mother and stepfather were convicted of second-degree murder last year.
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Louis Ceparano's lawyer is heading to court today.
Ceparano faces first-degree murder charges in the burning and beheading of Garnett "G.P." Johnson in Grayson County.

Attorney James Turk is asking for more time to prepare for the trial.
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The relative of a Roanoke woman who apparently died with the help of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, says the doctor must be stopped.
Sixty-one- year- old Patricia Ann Blount Graham ended her life Friday at the hospital in Southfield, Michigan.
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