[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Alabama is hit by deadly tornadoes.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And there's been an arrest in connection with last weekend's abduction and rape of a Charlotte girl. The suspect has local ties.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Stormy in the southeast overnight, with some isolated thunder around this area, too.
Expect more showers and thunderstorms throughout the day as a cold front passes through.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie][Open]




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[SUPER=15-Melanie/Moon;]
[SUPER=15-Kimberly/McBroom;]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



[alabama]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=severe weather]


It has been a deadly night in Alabama.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Birmingham, AL; ]


At least 18 people died and dozens more were injured when killer storms struck the northern and central parts of the state.
Tornadoes, ferocious winds, and baseball-sized hailstones demolished homes and squashed cars.
Some of the injured were at church when the storm struck.. also damaging the building and scattering cars across its parking lot.
(----------------)


[abduction]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A man awaiting sentencing in Danville for sexually assaulting 2 children has been arrested in connection with the rape of a North Carolina girl.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Sunday;]

[net a ]
The 12 year old was lured away from her Church in Charlotte Sunday and found bound and gagged several hours later on the side of the road.
Charlotte police arrested 41-year-old Robin Wayne Martin yesterday after receiving a tip.
At the time of last weekend's assault, Martin was out on bond.
(----------------)


In September he was convicted ofsexual assault and taking indecent liberties with a minor.
The case involved children ages six and eight.

[settlement-off]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire]


With the tobacco settlement in in ruins, both sides in the dispute are pulling no punches.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:15:20]
A day after declaring a proposed settlement dead, tobacco companies have taken out full-page ads in ``The Washington Post'' and ``The New York Times,'' saying the political process has scuttled any prospect of achieving a tobacco solution.
Look for a counter- attack today from President Clinton, who will journey to the heart of tobacco country.
He'll go to Kentucky to meet with both tobacco growers and public health experts.
(----------------)


[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE][E-React-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#598-15 TC 8:57]
[GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


In Southside Virginia, where Tobacco is a mainstay, farmers are reacting to yesterday's development.
Glenn Nunn says he isn't surprised the settlement went up in smoke.
He says he's had to cut back on production.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:02:49-:06]
[IN Q=We as growers have kind of]

(( ))
[SUPER=01-Glenn Nunn/Tobacco Grower;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=surprised at the news.]
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[VO NAT]
Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode says this deal may be dead... but says there's still hope for some kind of national settlement with the big tobacco companies.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=4:59:37-:55]

(( ))
[SUPER=@Goode;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=hammer out something.]
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=]
[SS=none]


The President says a tobacco settlement will get done with or without tobacco companies approval.

[MontCo-Blaze]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-35]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Montgomery County firefighters responded to an accidental structure fire in Riner around 11 o'clock last night.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


The rear of the two story structure on childress Road was fully involved when help arrived.
It took about an hour to get the blaze extinguished.
Fire officials suspect A.C. Duncan's home caught fire because of a kerosene heater he had left in the bathroom when he went to bed.
They say the heater either malfunctioned or was near something and sparked the blaze.
Duncan escaped the fire unharmed.
No one else was in the house with him.
Damage estimates to the home have not been disclosed.
(----------------)


[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-31]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Fire investigators say they're not sure who set the fire that burned two houses in Northwest Roanoke Tuesday night.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The fire started in an abandoned house, and spread to the house next door where Gertrude Jumper lives with her daugher.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[TIMECODE=11:38:15]
[IN Q=I happened]

((GERTRUDE JUMPER/FIRE VICTIM; I HAPPENED TO LOOK AT THE WINDOW AND ALL THAT LIGHT UP THERE AND I JUMPED UP AND LOOKED TO SEE WHAT HAD HAPPENED, BLAZES COMING UP AND I HOLLERED FOR MY DAUGHTER TO CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. ))
[SUPER=01-Gertrude Jumper/Fire Victim;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=fire department]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


It's the latest in a string of fires in abandoned houses in the area.
Neighbors wonder what will burn next.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[TIMECODE=11:49:10]
[IN Q=yea I'm scared]

((TRINA QUARLES/NEIGHBOR; YEA I'M SCARED IT COULD BE THE SCHOOL THAT CATCHES ON FIRE AND I LIVE THERE, I DON'T WANT MY PLACE CATCHING ON FIRE, I THINK THE POLICE SHOULD RUN A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION CAUSE THEY'RE GOING FOR THE ABANDONED HOUSES SO THEY NEED TO SEE IF THERE'S ANY MORE ABANDONED HOUSES ON DOWN THIS STREET. ))
[SUPER=01-Trina Quarles/Neighbor;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=down this street]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Investigators are hoping someone in the community saw something that will help them solve the case.

(------------)[S-L'burg-Fire]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-29 21:06]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A man in Lynchburg lost HIS home in a fire yesterday afternoon.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The fire broke out just after three, in the 700 block of Cabel (CAB-ill) Street downtown.
The owner, Fred Calloway, wasn't home when the fire started.
Authorities believe it began in the basement, where Calloway works on gas engines.
No one was hurt.

(------------)[1-Sports]



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


In sports, Mother Nature wreaks havoc on practice for the Masters tournament in Augusta.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=little bit.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#??????]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]

[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Bob Stuber/Escape School; :24]
[SUPER=12-Salem; :46]
[RUNS=3:15]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM][stocks]
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[Prison-Release]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE# from 98-27]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A man convicted in the bombing that mutilated a Christiansburg prosecutor is headed home.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Frank Dewease has been living in a halfway house after being released from prison.
He was convicted in 19-73 of planting a dynamite filled can on the car belonging to then Commonwealth's attorney Pat Graybeal.
Graybeal had prosecuted DeWease for murdering his wife before the blast.
He lost both hands in the explosion. Dewease admits to killing his wife but says he's innocent in the bombing.
He now plans to return to Montgomery County.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((FRANK DEWEASE: I'M NOT GOING TO STAY AWAY JUST BECAUSE I WAS WRONGLY CONVICTED. I KNOW WHEN I GO BACK I STAND A CHANCE OF GETTING SET UP AGAIN. BUT I'M GOING ANYWAY. You want to see Mr. Graybeal? YEAH I WANT HIM TO SEE ME EVERYDAY.
Why? SO HE CAN SEE WHAT HE DID TO ME. ))
[SUPER=07-Frank DeWease;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=he did to me.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


DeWease is referring to Graybeal who he says is the one responsible for setting the bomb.
But Graybeal is unlikely to ever see Dewease becasue he just moved out of state.
(----------------)


[RECANT]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE# net c (from 11)]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A respiratory therapist who said he committed at least 50 mercy killings at a California hospital now says he made it all up.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Efren Saldivar told A-B-C'S 20/20 it was a scheme to get the death penalty because he wanted to commit suicide but didn't have the courage to kill himself.
[SUPER=03-Glendale, CA;]


Saldivar has been fired, but not charged with anything.
Police say they are skeptical of Saldivar's retraction, and their investigation continues.
(----------------)


[Halifax-Nurse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A former intensive-care nurse at Halifax Regional Hospital says she was under the influence of prescription medication when she treated some patients.
Kimberly Elgin received a five-year suspended sentence for fraudulently obtaining morphine.

She was also put on two years' probation -- which will include random drug testing.[2-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=major league baseball]


In sports, Cleveland and Oakland call it even after facing off twice in the American league.
For all the scores, let's check the scoreboards.
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=x5010;]
[super=0091-j/Cleveland/6//Oakland/5//Game One//Cleveland/1/j/Oakland/3//Game Two/;]
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[super=0091-j/New York/4//Seattle/3///j/Toronto/9//Minnesota/6///;]
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[super=0092-/Florida/5/j/Philadelphia/9////Atlanta/3/j/Pittsburgh/5///;]
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[super=0094-j/James River/12//Covington/5//Baseball/j/Glenvar/2//Salem/1//Softball/;]
[runs=:49]
[oc=last score]
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[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



(I'll call for number)
[SUPER=16-(540) 982-1001/Escape School Information]



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


[2-alabama]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=severe weather]


In Northern Alabama this morning rescue crews are looking for victims amid the rubble left behind by deadly storms.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Birmingham, AL; ]

[4:01:09 ]
At least 18 people were killed and doznes injured, mostly in communities near Birmingham.
Tornadoes, ferocious winds, and baseball-sized hailstones demolished homes and squashed cars.
Some of the injured were at church when the storm struck.. also damaging the building and scattering cars across its parking lot.
(----------------)


[2-abduction]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A man awaiting sentencing in Danville for sexually assaulting 2 children has been arrested in connection with the rape of a North Carolina girl.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Sunday;]


The 12 year old was lured away from her Church in Charlotte Sunday and found bound and gagged several hours later on the side of the road.
Charlotte police arrested 41-year-old Robin Wayne Martin yesterday after receiving a tip.
At the time of last weekend's assault, Martin was out on bond.
(----------------)


In September he was convicted ofsexual assault and taking indecent liberties with a minor.
The case involved children ages six and eight.

[Riner-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-]
[GRAPHIC=fire]


A Riner man literally escaped injury when his last night when his house caught fire.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

The whole back half of A.C. Duncan's Childress Road home was fully engulfed when help arrived shortly after 11 P.M.
It didn't take investigators long to determine the cause.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=00:07:33]
[IN Q=Mr. DUNCAN]

((CAPT. MIKE MOLES/RINER FIRE DEPT.; MR. DUNCAN HAD GONE TO BED. WE'RE NOT SURE IF HIS KEROSENE HEATER THAT HE HAD IN THE BATHROOM HAD MALFUNCTIONED OR IF HE HAD IT SETTING TOO CLOSE TO SOMETHING. BUT WE DO KNOW THAT WAS THE ORIGIN OF THE FIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Mike Moles/Riner Fire Department;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Duncan was the only person in the house. Firefighters had the blaze contained within about an hour. Investigators have not determined how extensive the damage was.
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(------------)[2-settlement-off]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire]


Now that the tobacco settlment has gone up in smoke, both sides in the dispute are pulling no punches.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:15:20]
A day after declaring a proposed settlement dead, tobacco companies have taken out full-page ads in ``The Washington Post'' and ``The New York Times,'' saying the political process has scuttled any prospect of achieving a tobacco solution.
President Clinton is expected to launch a counter- attack today when he pays a visit to the heart of tobacco country.
He'll go to Kentucky to meet with both tobacco growers and public health experts.
(----------------)


[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE][2-E-React-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#598-15 TC 8:57]
[GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


Local Tobacco Growers are reacting to the latest development in the tobacco showdown.
Southside farmer Glenn Nunn says he isn't surprised that the deal died.
Nunn says he has already cut back on his farm's production.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:02:49-:06]
[IN Q=We as growers have kind of]

(( ))
[SUPER=01-Glenn Nunn/Tobacco Grower;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=surprised at the news.]
(------------)

[VO NAT]
Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode says this deal may be dead... but says there's still hope for some kind of national settlement with the big tobacco companies.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=4:59:37-:55]

(( ))
[SUPER=@Goode;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=hammer out something.]
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=]
[SS=none]


The President says a tobacco settlement will get done with or without tobacco companies approval.

[E-Fire-Folo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-34]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Two women who lost their Harrison Avenue home to fire are finding comfort... in community.
David Johnson has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Emma Jones]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Emma Jones/Fire Victim; :13]
[SUPER=01-Gertrude Jumper/Fire Victim; :40]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Davis/Resident; 1:04]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=DJ, N7]

(( Emma Jones and her 103-year old mother, Gertrude Jumper have begun piecing their lives back together. The two have not given up, determined to focus on the positive.
[SOT=17:50:35]
[IN Q=WELL ANYWAY]

((EMMA JONES/FIRE VICTIM; WELL, ANYWAY, WE'RE THANKFUL TO BE ALIVE. THAT'S THE ONLY THING THAT I'M GRATEFUL FOR. I MEAN YOU CAN ALWAYS GET MORE FURNITURE AND THINGS LIKE THAT.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=LIKE THAT.]

The family is trying to salvage what they can. Friends have come to their aid, offering gifts of food and clothing to get the family back on its feet.
[NAT-SOUND=18:33:22]

[RUNS07]
[SOT=17:48:51]
[IN Q=I CAN'T COUNT]

((GERTRUDE JUMPER/FIRE VICTIM; I CAN'T COUNT THEM, BUT I'VE HAD WHAT YOU CALL TWO GOOD FRIENDS. EACH ONE OF THEM GAVE ME TWENTY DOLLARS A PIECE. THAT'S MORE THAN I HAD. SO I CALL THAT A BLESSING.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=A BLESSING.]

And while "abandoned houses" appear to the the target in a recent string of house fires, people living in the community are worried about their safety.
[SOT=18:24:06/18:26:21]
[IN Q=I DON'T KNOW.]

((SHANNON DAVIS/RESIDENT; SO I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR HOUSE. IF THEY KNOW WHO DID IT, THEY SHOULD SPEAK UP AND SAY WHO DID IT.)) [STAND-UP/18:44:32] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE FIRE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION AND THE INSURANCE ADJUSTER HAS YET TO DETERMINE JUST HOW EXTENSIVE THE DAMAGE WAS. MRS. JONES AND MRS. JUMPER, WHO HAVE LIVED IN THIS HOUSE FOR THE PAST 30-YEARS SAY IF THEY CAN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE. THEY'LL JUST HAVE TO PICK THEMSELVES UP AND START OVER. DAVID JOHNSON NEWS 7.))

[RUNS16]))[3-Sports]


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


In sports, many consider him the best high-school basketball player in the country.
Yesterday he announced that he's headed for the NBA, not college.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning once again]
[RUNS=2:22]
[OUT Q=Thursday everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)

[Lottery ]

Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5/Lotto
[SUPER=67-2/7/0/3/7/8/5/5/13/21/31/32/4/7/12/26/30/44;]



[SUPER=#555; RESET]


[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-5]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]

[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on News 7]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Bob Stuber/Escape School; :23]
[SUPER=12-Salem; :43]
[SUPER=13-Zachary Secor/Andrew Lewis 6th Grader; 2:30]
[SUPER=13-Adam Gerrol/Andrew Lewis 6th Grader; 2:42] (Very Quick!)
[SUPER=13-Mallory Orahood/Andrew Lewis 6th Grader; 2:45]
[RUNS=3:11]
[OUT Q=try and run away]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for number)
[SUPER=16-(540) 982-1001/Escape School Information]



[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)


[Health-Check]


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


In today's Health check, recent laws have required cereal makers to add folic acid to their product, but new research shows that may not be enough when it comes to fighting heart disease.
Mika Brzezinski has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=MIKA

IN JANUARY THE GOVERNMENT REQUIRED CEREAL MAKERS TO ADD FOLIC ACID TO THEIR PRODUCT. NOW COMES A STUDY THAT SAYS -THAT- MAY NOT BE ENOUGH.
VT=VO

THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE STUDY FOUND LITTLE CHANGE IN HOMOCYSTEINE LEVELS OF HEART DISEASE PATIENTS WHO ATE BREAKFAST CEREAL WITH FOLIC ACID ADDED. FOLIC ACID IS BELIEVED TO HELP PREVENT HEART ATTACKS AND STROKE BY REDUCING HOMOCYSTEINE AMINO ACIDS. BUT THE STUDY SAYS THE F-D-A GUIDELINES MAY BE INSUFFICIENT TO HELP PREVENT THESE HEALTH PROBLEMS. EXPERTS ARE ADVISING THE GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE THE REQUIREMENT.

ONCAM=MIKA

VITAMIN "C", ONCE THOUGHT TO BE GOOD FOR YOU, CAN NOW BE DANGEROUS IF TAKEN TOO MUCH. BRITISH DOCTORS SAY IF YOU TAKE THE RECOMMENDED DAILY DOSAGE OF SIXTY MILLIGRAMS, YOU'RE OK. BUT MORE, MIGHT HURT YOU. RESEARCHERS SAY TOO MUCH OF THE VITAMIN MAY ACTUALLY DAMAGE D-N-A.
VT=VO

...AND A HEALTH RISK FOR OVERWEIGHT CHILDREN. A NEW STUDY SAYS THESE CHILDREN CAN SHOW EARLY SIGNS OF HEART DISEASE SUCH AS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTEROL. RESEARCHERS IN BOSTON SAY OVERWEIGHT CHILDREN ARE ALSO UNLIKELY TO GROW OUT OF IT --
AND THOSE ARE TODAY'S MEDICAL HEADLINES. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[Sentence-Overturned]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]


A federal judge has overturned the death sentence of a Danville man convicted in a 1985 fatal robbery.
Terry Williams was sentenced to die for killing Harris Stone in a robbery that netted three dollars.
But U-S District Judge James Cacheris of Alexandria struck down the sentence, citing the failure of Williams' trial lawyer to submit evidence that Williams was abused as a child and came from an alcoholic family.

[S-PH-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-28]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Nothing turned up on day one of searches for Roanoke City school's newest drug prevention unit.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The first drug dog search took place at Patrick Henry High School. Officials were not surprised by what they found.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=15:54:07]
[IN Q=We found no]

((ANNIE HARMON/STUDENT SERVICES-ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS DIRECTOR; WE FOUND NO DRUGS. I WANT TO MAKE THAT PERFECTLY CLEAR THAT WE FOUND ABSOLUTELY NO DRUGS ON THAT CAMPUS.))
[SUPER=01-Annie Harmon/Student Services;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=THAT CAMPUS.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The search took place on the outside grounds-- perimeters of the buildings and cars in the parking lot. Patrick Henry principal Elizabeth Lee says the procedure went smoothly.
[SOT=16:05:39]
[IN Q=AS I MOVED]

((ELIZABETH LEE/PATRICK HENRY PRINCIPAL; AS I MOVED ABOUT CAMPUS, STUDENTS SEEMED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS HAPPENING AND THEY WERE VERY RESPONSIBLE. THEY JUST SORT OF MOVED TO THE AREA THEY WERE SCHEDULED TO BE AND JUST OBSERVED WITH CURIOSITY.))
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Lee/Patrick Henry Principal;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=WITH CURIOSITY.]
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[VO-NAT]

The searches are random and unannounced. More will be conducted at P-H, William Fleming, the Noel C. Taylor Learning Academy and the Governor's School when the students return from spring break.

[Lottery-Winner]


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Money probably won't be a major concern for one Pulaski County couple.
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Yesterday--David Allen bought a three- dollar winning scratch off ticket from this Wilco station in Fairlawn.
The ticket entitles the winner to five thousand dollars a month for LIFE.
That amounts to about 34- hundred dollars a month after taxes.
But David, who's health is failing, decided to hand the ticket over to his wife who he felt would live longer.
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((JULIA ALLEN/WINNING TICKET HOLDER:I CAN'T MAKE MYSELF KNOW IT REALLY, WELL, I REALLY HAVE TO PINCH MYSELF TO KNOW THAT I WON IT. ROBERT VIA/VIRGINIA LOTTERY:THERE'S THREE IN THE STATE, OF THE FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH FOR LIFE, SO THERE'S STILL TWO OUT THERE FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BUY A TICKET. ))
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The Allens are planning to take their grandchildren on a vacation to Dollywood.
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[4-Scores]


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In sports, the New York Yankees prevail on the diamond after taking down Seattle with a score of 4-3.
For the rest of yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A man awaiting sentencing in Danville for sexually assaulting 2 children has been arrested in connection with the abduction and rape of a 12-year old Charlotte girl Sunday.
Charlotte police arrested 41-year-old Robin Wayne Martin yesterday after receiving a tip.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A kerosene heater could be the cause of a fire in the Riner community in Montgomery County last night. Part of A.C. Duncan's home caught fire just after he went to bed.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And in northwest Roanoke, fire investigators say they're not sure who set the fire that burned two houses along Harrison Avenue Tuesday night. Arson has not been ruled out.


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