[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


In Texas, three white men are charged in the dragging death of a black man.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Jerry Hines was a state trooper murdered nearly ten years ago, now his wife wants to be among the witnesses at his killer's exeuction.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The cloudy weather lingers on, with areas of dense fog and widely scattered showers and thunderstorms.
We'll tell you what to expect for the morning commute.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]

[E-Carol-Hines]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-42 24:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The widow of a state trooper murdered in 1989 wants to watch as her husband's killer is executed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Carol Hines says she can not explain why she wants to be there. [11:17:15]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And I have]

((AND I HAVE NO DESIRE TO SEE SOMEBODY DIE, BUT IT'S THIS STRANGE FEELING THAT I'VE GO TO GO. ))
[SUPER=01-Carol Hines/Trooper's Widow]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=go to go]
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[VO-NAT]


Since she learned Dennis Wayne Eaton would be put to death June 18th, she says she and her three children have begun talking about the tragedy... in ways they did not right after Jerry Hines was killed nine year ago.
(///////SOT////////)
[SOT 11:09:10]

((WE'VE REALLY NEVER TALKED ABOUT IT. THEY'RE AFRAID THEY'RE GOING TO UPSET ME. I'M AFRAID I'M GOING TO UPSET THEM. SO WE'VE JUST AVOIDED IT.))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=avoided it.]
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[VO-NAT]


News-7 Reporter Keith Humphry spoke with Eaton yesterday by phone from death row... about the Hines family on the witness list.
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[SOT 10:32:15]
[IN Q=I guess it's]

((I GUESS IT'S THEIR RIGHT TO BE THERE IF THEY WANT TO BE THERE. IF BEING THERE HELPS THEM, YOU KNOW, I HOPE IT DOES. Would you have anything to say to them? I WOULD TELL THEM THAT I WAS SORRY FOR EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED AND WHAT PAIN THAT I'VE CAUSED THEM. ))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=caused them.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The execution is set for a week from tomorrow.[Jennings-Threat]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-L]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A man accused in the stabbing death of his ex-wife in Roanoke last week is now in a psychiatric hospital.
Michael Jennings was committed to the hospital after threatening to kill himself in court yesterday.
He also attempted to gouge out one of his eyes during his arraignment before deputies stopped him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Friday]

Jennings is accused of stabbing Wanda Jennings in her front yard last Friday.
The Jennings were married for 11 years before their divorce last December.
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[S-Rainbow-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=car]
[TAPE#=98-44 24:46]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]


A convicted murderer in West Virginia is seeking a new trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lewisburg, WV/June 1993]

Jacob Beard has been serving time for killing two female hitchhikers nearly 20 years ago.
Now his attorneys say prosecutors improperly used Beard's statements to develop their case.
The West Virginia Supreme Court will decide whether Beard will get a new trial.
Beard was convicted in 1993 for killing two women who were on their way to a Rainbow Family reunion in Pocahontas County.
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[Dragging-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-M]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


In texas, three men charged with what's believed to be the racially motivated killing of a black man may face federal hate crime charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jasper, TX;]


Police say they chained a 49-year old man to a pickup truck Saturday night and dragged him until he died.
The suspects are now charged with murder but the F-B-I is considering federal civil rights charges.
The suspects may have ties to the Ku Klux Klan or the Aryan Brotherhood.
Authorities say two of the men are covered with white supremacist tattoos.
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[Grain-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-N]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


In Kansas, the desperate search goes on for survivors at a grain elevator that exploded in a huge fireball on Monday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Haysville, KS;]


Yesterday, rescuers digging through tons of grain and rubble found human tissue among the wreckage.
At least four people are believed trapped inside the structure.
The last indication anyone was alive came at 2 a-m yesterday when some thudding noises were heard.
The blast shattered the half-mile-long grain elevator, the third largest in the world
Two workers are known dead; eleven were injured.
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[E-Electrocution]


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


A Montgomery County teenager died yesterday after he was electrocuted while mowing a lawn.
Sheriff's investigators found the body of 16-year-old Robert Earl Tuell (Tool) in the back yard of his home in Riner.
Sheriff's investigators say Tuell was mowing the lawn and stopped to move a piece of metal pipe which struck an overhead power line.

[E-Henry-Teacher]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-37 1:01:25]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A NOT guilty verdict has been handed down in the trial of a Henry County teacher accused of having sex with a student.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Kevin Doty was suspended from his job at Fielddale-Collinsville High School when the accusations were made last year.
A 16-year old girl-- hidden here by an umbrella-- testified she had a sexual relationship with Doty during the fall of 1997.
But the judge didn't believe her story and found Doty NOT GUILTY on five counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Doty's wife says she's glad this terrible ordeal is over.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 8:34:17-:35]
[IN Q=He lost his job. We're losing]

((DUSTY DOTY/KEVIN DOTY'S WIFE: HE LOST HIS JOB, WE'RE LOSING OUR HOME. IT COULDN'T GET ANY WORSE THAN THIS AND WE'VE GOT A LOT OF GREAT FRIENDS AND I JUST WANT TO THANK THEM ALL FOR HELPING US. REPORTER: DID YOU EVER THINK THIS WOULD COME OUT ANY OTHER WAY? DUSTY DOTY: NO, I KNEW THE TRUTH WOULD COME OUT. I KNOW HE'S AN INNOCENT MAN AND HE'S MY HUSBAND AND I TRUST HIM AND I KNOW HE DIDN'T DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dusty Doty/Kevin Doty's Wife;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=know he didn't do it.]
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[VO-NAT]


No word on whether Kevin Doty will be allowed to resume his job at F-C High School.
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[E-Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-40 54:36]
[GRAPHIC=bank robbery]


A suspect was apprehended after a bank robbery in Northwest Roanoke yesterday -- and police say he's responsible for robbing the same bank last month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Police charged Daniel Alfonzo Cotton after a robbery yesterday morning at 22nd and Melrose Avenue.
It was the fourth time that NationsBank branch had been hit in the last three years.
Nobody was hurt during yesterday's robbery.
And even though bank customers are concerned about their money's safety, police say there's nothing to worry about.
Police say it's just a coincidence that robbers seem to like that bank.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Washington Capitols fall in game one of Stanley Cup finals against the Red Wings of Detroit.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=Have a great day.]



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


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-6]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Tim Strawn/Baselines; :27]
[SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; :39]
[RUNS=2:39]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to break)

[COMM]

[WORLD-CUP]


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


The Air France pilots strike ended early this morning, just in time for the World Cup.
The pilots walked out ten days ago over proposed salary cuts.
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[SOT]

[4:23:04]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France;]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=(fighting)]
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[VO-NAT]


Meantime, opening celebrations at the World cup turned violent today.
At least 34 police officers were injured in a clash with soccer fans.
Most injuries were minor but one officer is in critical condition after being hit in the head with a bottle.
About 15 people were arrested.
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[E-Craig-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-32 57:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A big grant is going to a very small town.
New Castle will receive 340-thousand-dollars from the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.;]


Craig County leaders say they will use the money to clean up storefronts and recruit new businesses -- a clothing shop, for example, or a drug store.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:47:06]
[IN Q=I would like]

((SHEILA DEHART/RESIDENT: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE COUNTY REMAIN RURAL BECAUSE IT'S PEACEFUL AND QUIET. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE JOBS COME INTO THE COUNTY. THAT WOULD HELP. WE NEED MORE JOBS FOR PEOPLE TO CHOOSE FROM INSTEAD OF GOING OUT OF THE COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Sheila deHart/Resident;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=out of the county]
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[VO-NAT]


These trailers will be cleared out to make room for businesses.
A new post office will replace this garage.
The vacant lot next door is set to be transformed into a farmer's market.
These and many more upgrades are scheduled to be completed in the next two years.
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[Health-Check]


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


On the medical front, a recent study shows that breast cancer is more likely to prove deadly for black women than white women.
Rick Jackson explains in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=RICK

((ON CANERA))
GOOD MORNING.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN ARE MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM BREAST CANCER THAN WHITES....AND CULTURAL BELIEFS MAY BE A MAJOR REASON WHY.
VT=VO

((VO))
A NORTH CAROLINA STUDY FOUND THAT MANY BLACK WOMEN WHO DISCOVERED LUMPS IN THEIR BREASTS... WERE LESS LIKELY TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION.
INSTEAD, THEY RELIED ON CULTURAL MYTHS AND STRONG RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.
BUT RESEARCHERS ARE NOT DISMISSING OTHER FACTORS FOR THE HIGH DEATH RATE--
FACTORS SUCH AS LOW INCOME AND POOR ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE.//
VT=VO

((VO))
VIAGRA IS BEING LINKED TO LOVE... AND TO DEATH.
THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION RELEASED DETAILS OF CASES INVOLVING 16 MEN WHO DIED AFTER TAKING THE IMPOTENCY PILL.
OFFICIALS SAY THE OLDEST WAS 80... AND THE YOUNGEST 48.
AND SEVEN OF THEM HAD DIED JUST AFTER HAVING SEX.
THE FDA SAYS THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT VIAGRA ACTUALLY CAUSED THE DEATHS...
BUT THE AGENCY IS WARNING USERS NOT TO TAKE THE DRUG WITH CERTAIN HEART MEDICATIONS.//
VT=VO

((VO))
AND IF YOU'RE AT GREATER RISK FOR HAVING A HEART ATTACK OR STROKE... DOCTORS SAY THEY'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IS A LEADING CAUSE OF HEART DISEASE AND STROKE...
SO FOR YEARS.. PHYSICIANS HAVE TRIED TO MAINTAIN A PATIENT'S DIASTOLIC PRESSURE LEVEL AT 90.
BUT ACCORDING TO AN INTERNATIONAL STUDY... THAT NUMBER MAY BE TOO HIGH.
RESEARCHERS SAY PATIENTS WHO LOWERED THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE TO 80...REDUCED THEIR CHANCES OF HAVING A HEART ATTACK AND STROKE BY 30-PERECENT.
AND THAT'S OUR LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS.
I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-6]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Tim Strawn/Baselines; :22]
[SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; :40]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]


[Steve Live]

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

[2-HEADLINES]
[SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner]
[2-shot=mel]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A Texas sheriff says three white men could face the death penalty in the dragging death of a black man.
Police say the suspects picked up a man while he was hitchhiking Saturday night and dragged him from a truck until he died.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Carol HInes husband was a state trooper who was murdered nearly ten years ago.
No she wants to go to Virginia's death to witness his killer's execution.
The execution is set for a week from tomorrow.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


and hope is fading as rescue crews continue to search for four people trapped in a tunnel following a Kansas grain elevator explosion.
Two people died when the grain elevator exploded Monday morning.
(-----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, June 10th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Jennings-Threat]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-L]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The Roanoke man charged with stabbing death his ex-wife to death last week has been committed to a psychiatric hospital.
Michael Jennings was committed yesterday after threatening to kill himself in court.
Deputies also had to stop Jennings as he attemtped to gouge out one of his eyes during arraignment.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Friday]

Jennings is accused of stabbing Wanda Jennings in her front yard off of Long Acre Drive last Friday.
The Jennings were married for 11 years before their divorce last December.
(------------)




[2-E-Carol-Hines]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-42 24:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It has been nine years since the murder of Jerry Hines.
Now the state trooper's widow says she wants to witness the execution of his killer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Carol Hines says she can not explain why she wants to be there. [11:17:15]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=And I have]

((AND I HAVE NO DESIRE TO SEE SOMEBODY DIE, BUT IT'S THIS STRANGE FEELING THAT I'VE GO TO GO. ))
[SUPER=01-Carol Hines/Trooper's Widow]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=go to go]
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[VO-NAT]


Since she learned Dennis Wayne Eaton would be put to death June 18th, she says she and her three children have begun talking about the tragedy... in ways they did not right after Hines was killed in 1989.
(///////SOT////////)
[SOT 11:09:10]

((WE'VE REALLY NEVER TALKED ABOUT IT. THEY'RE AFRAID THEY'RE GOING TO UPSET ME. I'M AFRAID I'M GOING TO UPSET THEM. SO WE'VE JUST AVOIDED IT.))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=avoided it.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


News-7 Reporter Keith Humphry spoke with Eaton yesterday by phone from death row... about the Hines family on the witness list.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:32:15]
[IN Q=I guess it's]

((I GUESS IT'S THEIR RIGHT TO BE THERE IF THEY WANT TO BE THERE. IF BEING THERE HELPS THEM, YOU KNOW, I HOPE IT DOES. Would you have anything to say to them? I WOULD TELL THEM THAT I WAS SORRY FOR EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED AND WHAT PAIN THAT I'VE CAUSED THEM. ))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=caused them.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The execution is set for a week from tomorrow.[5-Lee]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=598-22 TC 40:59]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The Roanoke police officer accused of killing a suspect while having him in a choke hold testified in federal court yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Officer Jim Donaldson says he wasn't trained to use a "choke hold," and had never used one before.
Having served three years on the force at the time of the incident in 1993, Donaldson testified he's seen other officers use it successfully.
In this instance the suspect Eric Scott Lee died.
(-----------)
[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


The case is expected to go to a jury of five women and two men today.

[2-Dragging-Death]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-M]
[GRAPHIC=Murder investigation]


In Texas, three men charged with what's believed to be the racially motivated killing of a black man could face the death penalty.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jasper, TX;]


Police say they chained a 49-year old man to a pickup truck Saturday night and dragged him until he died.
The suspects are now charged with murder but the F-B-I is considering federal civil rights charges.
The suspects may have ties to the Ku Klux Klan or the Aryan Brotherhood.
(----------------)



[Lewinsky]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-I]
[GRAPHIC=Monica Lewinsky]


Serious negotiations are underway between Monica Lewinsky's new legal team and Kenneth Starr.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:17:24]
The two sides met yesterday, trying to strike a deal for Lewinsky's testimony.
Starr wants Lewinsky's cooperation in his criminal probe into President Clinton's activities.
You'll soon be seeing a lot more of Monica Lewinsky --- and her new

legal team is not happy about it.
Back in April , the former White House Intern and alleged lover of President Clinton sat down for a photo-shoot with "Vanity Fair."
It hits newstands next month.
(----------------)


[2-E-Henry-Teacher]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-37 1:01:25]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Henry County teacher accused of having sex with a student is a free man this morning after he was acquitted in court yesterday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Kevin Doty was suspended from his job at Fielddale-Collinsville High School when the accusations were made last year.
A 16-year old girl-- hidden here by an umbrella-- testified she had a sexual relationship with Doty during the fall of 1997.
But the judge didn't believe her story and found Doty NOT GUILTY on five counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Doty's wife says she's glad this terrible ordeal is over.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 8:34:17-:35]
[IN Q=He lost his job. We're losing]

((DUSTY DOTY/KEVIN DOTY'S WIFE: HE LOST HIS JOB, WE'RE LOSING OUR HOME. IT COULDN'T GET ANY WORSE THAN THIS AND WE'VE GOT A LOT OF GREAT FRIENDS AND I JUST WANT TO THANK THEM ALL FOR HELPING US. REPORTER: DID YOU EVER THINK THIS WOULD COME OUT ANY OTHER WAY? DUSTY DOTY: NO, I KNEW THE TRUTH WOULD COME OUT. I KNOW HE'S AN INNOCENT MAN AND HE'S MY HUSBAND AND I TRUST HIM AND I KNOW HE DIDN'T DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dusty Doty/Kevin Doty's Wife;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=know he didn't do it.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


No word on whether Kevin Doty will be allowed to resume his job at F-C High School.
(----------------)



[E-Lotto-Winner]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-31 1:24:02]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Lottery]


The man who bought a Virginia lottery ticket in Martinsville that earned him 12-million dollars has stepped foward.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ridgeway/Last Week;]


The North Carolina resident came forward with that ticket to claim half of Wednesday's 24-point four million dollar jackpot.
Lottery officials say David Hoppe of Reidsville allowed the lottery computer to pick his numbers.
After taxes, Hoppe will get "332-thousand 520 dollars" a year for 25 years.
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[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=(nat sot music)Wed.]
[RUNS=1:25]
[out= back to you.]


[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-6]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=today on news 7]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Tim Strawn/Baselines; :25]
[SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; :37]
[RUNS=2:19]
[OUT Q=set there for 24-48 hours]


[Steve Live]

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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-47]
[GRAPHIC=L'burg]


Plans to build an assisted- living center in Lynchburg were shot down last night by city council.
Steve Smallshaw tells us that may not be end of the project.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Developers were seeking]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Hirth/Manor House Inc.; :19]
[SUPER=01-Maynard Jones/Neighborhood Assoc. Lawyer; :37]
[SUPER=01-Sue Tatom/Opponent; :45]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :55]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( Developers were seeking a conditional use permit for this 3 1/2 acre piece of land on Boonsboro Road that would have allowed construction of a 50- thousand square foot assisted living center for 85 elderly residents.
Manor House operates homes in three other Virginia cities.. the company says Lynchburg badly needs this kind of facility.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20:22:30]
[IN Q=Why can't the]

((MARK HIRTH/MANOR HOUSE, INC.: WHY CAN'T THE FRAIL ELDERLY OF THE BOONSBORO AREA CONTINUE TO LIVE IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD THEY GREW UP IN, RAISED FAMILIES IN AND DOTED ON GRANDCHILDREN IN?)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=grandchildren in?]


But more than 500 Boonsboro residents opposed the project, saying it would increase traffic and ruin the appearance of their neighborhood.
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[SOT 20:10:35]
[IN Q=We feel denying]

((MAYNARD JONES/NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION LAWYER: WE FEEL DENYING IT WILL MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY OF THE GENERAL PLAN. WE FEEL DENYING IT WILL MAINTAIN THE AESTHETICS OF THE AREA.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=of the area.]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20:16:38]
[IN Q=I do acknowledge]

((SUE TATOM/OPPONENT: I DO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT LYNCHBURG MAY NEED AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY. I OPPOSE IT GOING WHERE THEY WANT TO PUT IT ON BOONSBORO ROAD.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=Boonsboro Road.]
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[Standup ]
[IN Q=City council voted]

((City council voted 5 to 2 to deny the Manor House request.. residents say they're glad their concerns didn't fall on deaf ears. But Manor House isn't giving up.. they may appeal that decision to the circuirt court. And because their research shows the Boonsboro location is the ONLY suitable place for their project, if that appeal fails, they'll take their business elsewhere. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.)) [RUNS:22]

[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]))[Deadbeat-Licenses]



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


If deadbeat parents won't pay up in child support, they will give up their license to drive.
The state Division of Child Support Enforcement has started suspending driver's licenses of non-custodial parents who owe child support.
Last month alone, the agency pulled the licenses of more than 14-hundred deadbeat parents.
This is the first crackdown by the agency since the General Assembly approved the suspension of deadbeat parents' licenses in 1995.

[Community-Policing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=net-O]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The development of community policing is the concept behind the idea of Roanoke County's Officer Bike Patrol.
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Last year's pilot program geared toward reducing neighborhood crime has gained weight and been given a facelift.
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((OFFICER TOM KINCAID/ROANOKE CO. POLICE; THE FIRST YEAR WE WERE JUST DOING AN EXPERIMENTAL BIKE PROGRAM TO FIND OUT HOW EFFECTIVE IT COULD BE IN THE COUNTY. FOR THE SECOND YEAR WE EXPANDED BY SIX MOERE OFFICERS AND WE STARTED PLACING THE OFFICERS IN SOME NEIGHBORHOODS IN ROANOKE COUNTY TO SEE IF WE COULD DEVELOP AN INTEREST IN COMMUNITY POLICING.)) ((BOBBY DILLION/HOLLINS DISTRICT RESIDENT; IT GIVES ME MORE OF A SENSE OF SECURITY AND IT MAKES THE PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD GET MORE INVOLVED. AND THAT'S WHAT I WANT.))
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[SUPER=01-Bobby Dillon/Hollins District Resident; :14]
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Criminal activity is apparently on the decline.
Officials say since the Bike Patrol, drug possession, car vandalisms, and burglaries in neighborhoods are down.
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Some babies born at Roanoke Community Hospital are getting to celebrate more than their birthdays, thanks to their early arrivals. Tonya Flory has details.
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((Everybody came early for this birthday party. It's for babies born prematurely. A full term pregnancy is 40 weeks, Tristan came 9 weeks early. His older brother Cameron was also a preemie, so the family was familiar with complications, but still not prepared.
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((AMY MUTTER/TRISTAN'S MOTHER:WITH TRISTAN IT WAS A LIFE AND DEATH EXPERIENCE WE HAD TO WELL THERE WAS A LOT OF PRAYERS OUT THERE, AT ONE POINT WE DIDN'T KNOW WHETHER HE WAS GOING TO MAKE IT OR NOT.)) [RUNS:14]
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((DR. ROBERT ALLEN/NEONATOLOGIST:TRISTAN HAD DIFFICULTY WITH A VERY SEVERE LIFE THREATENING INFECTION CALLED NEONATAL MENINGITIS, BACTERIA IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM IN THE MEMBRANES OVERLYING THE BRAIN AND HAS A COMPLICATION FROM THAT, DEAFNESS.)) [RUNS:21]
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((AMY MUTTER/TRISTAN'S MOTHER:HE'S SAYING MAMA, HE'S SAYING BUBBLE, POP, POP, POP.)) [RUNS:03]
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Although he's not saying much now, he's tired after having to go back in the hospital to have a shunt tube replaced, which filters out excess fluid in his brain. Just a few days earlier he was celebrating along with other preemies.
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((AMY MUTTER/TRISTAN'S MOTHER:IT WAS JUST NICE PEOPLE AND SEEING HOW THE BABIES HAVE GROWN AND THEY JUST LOOK SO MUCH BETTER NOW THAN THEY DID WHEN THEY WERE IN THE HOSPITAL. AND TO SEE PEOPLE WITH GENUINE SMILES ON THEIR FACE LIKE EVERYTHING'S OKAY NOW.)) [RUNS:11]
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Doctor Allen says the birthday party is a morale booster for the families and the hospital staff. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))

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Onto sports now, Nascar fans will soon be able to get an even better look at the Daytona 500.
Steve Mason tells us why.
Good Morning Steve.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A man accused in the fatal stabbing of his ex-wife last week is now in a psychiatric hospital.
Michael Jennings threatened to kill himself in court yesterday.
He also tried to gouge out one of his eyes.
He and Wanda Jennings were married eleven years before divorcing last December.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The widow of a state trooper murdered nine years ago says she will witness the killer's execution.
Carol Hines says she can't explain why, but she has "got to go" to the scheduled execution of Dennis Wayne Eaton.
The execution is set for next Thursday.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A Henry County teacher accused of having sex with a student has been found NOT guilty.
A judge did not believe the testimony of a 16-year old girl who claimed she had a sexual relationship with Kevin Doty last fall.
Doty was suspended from his job at Fielddale-Collinsville High School. No word on whether he will return.
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