Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The verdict is in in the civil case against a Roanoke Police officer.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a tobacco company loses big following a verdict by a Florida jury.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Cloudy, with areas of fog--
Expect some lingering cloudiness throughout the day, with again the potential for some showers or thunderstorms as temperatures warm into the mid and upper 80s.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=598-23 TC 31:34]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The verdict is in for a Roanoke police officer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The trial lasted three days.
And in the end it took the federal jury hour and a half to decide that Officer Jim Donaldson did NOT use excessive force when he arrested Eric Scott Lee five years ago.
The day of the incident, Donaldson himself said he'd used a "choke hold" to subdue the suspect.
And yet his lawyer says Lee died of cardiac arrest.
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[SOT 14:50:05]
[IN Q=In this case]

((IN THIS CASE, THIS WASN'T A CHOKE HOLD. IT WAS A SITUATION WHERE THE AIR WAS NEVER ACTUALLY BLOCKED. IT WAS MORE A MATTER OF, AS I ASSUME THE JURY FOUND, THAT THE NERVES ON THE SIDE OF THE NECK THAT WERE ACTUALLY PRESSURED CAUSED THE CARDIAC ARREST WHICH THEN LED TO MR. LEE'S DEATH.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Guynn/Officer Donaldson's Attorney]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=Lee's death]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Officer Donaldson slipped out the back of the courtroom to avoid reporters after the verdict.

[Hardy-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-53 TC 4:37]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A woman is listed in serious condition after a car wreck in Bedford County last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night]


The accident involved a Ford pick-up truck and an Isuzu trooper.
JOhnny Lanier (luh-neer) was driving the truck on Hardy Road when his vehicle collided with the Isuzu trooper.
Details of the accident are not available at this time.
Lanier sustained cuts in the accident.
The female driver of the trooper, whose name is not available, was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
She reportedly suffered head trauma and severe lacerations.
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[Year-Later]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-49 TC 18:08]
[GRAPHIC=Ray Lavinder]


It was a year ago today when Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder assumed his post.
Lavinder became the area's top law enforcement official about two months after Chief John Cease resigned.
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[VO-NAT]


The chief's goal to bring take policing further into the communities was accomplished with the inception of the BIKE PATROL.
It now consist of eight officers, up from three last year, and the department seeks to create an interest in "Community Policing".
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]
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[SOT=15:55:41]
[IN Q=IN FACT OUR]

((RAY LAVINDER/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE CHIEF; IN FACT OUR VICE UNIT IS USING SOME OF THE BIKE UNITS. EVEN OUR VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN UNIT IS USING SOME OF THOSE TO CHECK AREAS WHERE WE'VE HAD PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Ray Lavinder/Roanoke Co. Police Chief; :00]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=HAD PROBLEMS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Chief Lavinder says the goal now is to prevent crime.
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[SOT=15:57:42]
[IN Q=WE'VE DONE A LOT]

((RAY LAVINDER/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE CHIEF; WE'VE DONE A LOT OF GOOD THINGS IN THE LAST YEAR AND WE'RE PLEASED WITH OUR PROGRESS. WE WOULD LIKE TO DO BETTER. WE'D ALWAYS LIKE TO DO BETTER. NEVER SAY WELL I'M GOING TO GIVE MYSELF AN "A" BECAUSE THEN WE HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO. WE WANT TO GRADE OURSELVES SO WE CAN PUSH OURSELVES A LITTLE HARDER THE NEXT YEAR.))
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=THE NEXT YEAR.]
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[VO-NAT]


According to Lavinder, the most areas of the county's criminal activity is down.
Still, one of his short term goals is to increase the number of officers on the force in an effort to provide better service.
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[grain-elevator]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-A]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


There's little hope left that the remaining victim in Monday's grain elevator explosion in Kansas will be found alive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Haysville, KS;]


The death toll stands at five, after two more bodies were pulled from the rubble yesterday and another victim's remains were identified.
The search ended early last night because of bad weather.
[SUPER=03-Monica, IL;]


Another accident at a grain elevator has taken a life.
Yesterday afternoon, near Peoria, Illinois, a bridge connecting two grain towers at an elevator collapsed, sending a worker falling to his death.
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[FLORIDA-VERDICT]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-b]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


It's the biggest judgment ever against the tobacco industry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL;]


A Florida jury awarded nearly one-million dollars to the family of a man who died after smoking Lucky Strikes for almost 50 years.
It's the first time a jury has ordered a tobacco company to pay punitive damages.
Cigarette maker, Brown and Williamson, plans to appeal.
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[MARRIAGE-PENALTY]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-C]
[GRAPHIC=Washington DC]


Tax relief for some married couples may be on the way -- thanks to the tobacco bill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;]


Republicans have pushed a tax cut through the Senate, attaching it to tobacco legislation.
The amendment is aimed at lessening the impact of the so-called ``marriage penalty.''
It would offer a tax break for all couples earning less than 50-thousand dollars a year.
It would also allow all self-employed people to deduct the full cost of their health insurance from their income taxes.
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[1-Sports]


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


To sports now, the Chicago Bulls make it 3 and 1 in the NBA finals.
The Bulls won last night's game against the Utah Jazz 86-82.
And on the diamond, Mark Mcguire pulls out homer number 30.
The record for a season is 61 homeruns, and the St. Louis Cardinal is nowhere near the halfway point of this season.

Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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[OUT Q=great day.]



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[E-Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-45 24:39]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]


Roanoke police say more security is NOT needed at a Melrose Avenue bank that has been robbed four times in just three years.
The Nationsbank just needs BETTER security according to police.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday;]


Surveillance cameras were not recording when a masked man robbed Nationsbank Tuesday.
When he escaped with a bag of cash, the dye packs inside did not explode.
Police are charging Daniel Cotton with the crime -- they say he robbed the same bank last month and dye packs did not discharge then either.
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[SOT 10:58:53]
[IN Q=At any given time]

((AT ANY GIVEN TIME PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT, SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT AND DYE PACKS CAN BE OUT OF SERVICE. THEY NEED TO BE CHECKED. AGAIN MAYBE IT WAS JUST UNLUCKY FOR NATIONSBANK.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Stan Smith/Roanoke City Police;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=for Nationsbank]
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[VO-NAT]


Nationsbank says it checks the surveillance camera weekly.
But once dye packs are tested, they can never be used again.
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[E-Year-Round-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-34 1:28:58]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Some students in Danville aren't getting much of a summer break.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Don't let the empty classrooms at Schoolfield Elementary fool you.
Children are headed back here today.
Schoolfield is on a year-round schedule-- giving students an extra 40-days of instruction.
Danville's school board is working to expand the year-round program to other schools-- but there's a money problem.


It needs city council's help to fund the alternative schedule at Gibson Middle School.
Council members will vote next week whether to increase the city's waste water tax to raise the money.
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[SOT 5:25:24-:42]
[IN Q=The principal and the teachers]

((ANDY OVERSTREET: THE PRINCIPAL AND THE TEACHERS AND THE PARENTS ARE ALL MOVING FORWARD AS IF IT WERE GOING TO HAPPEN...AS IF IT'S GOING TO GO.))
[SUPER=01-Andy Overstreet/Danville Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=it's going to go.]
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[VO-NAT]


Several Danville council members told News 7 they expect the proposed tax hike to pass.
The 1-point-3 percent increase would raise 137-thousand dollars for year-round schooling.
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[Health-Check]


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


In today's Health check, researchers in Italy are gaining new insight into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Rick Jackson has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((GOOD MORNING.
IT'S EVERY PARENT'S WORST NIGHTMARE--
TO FIND OUT THAT THE BABY YOU PUT TO SLEEP, HAS SUDDENLY DIED. NOW THE LARGEST STUDY EVER DONE ON THE TOPIC MAY OFFER NEW INSIGHT INTO THIS BAFFLING OCCURANCE.
ITALIAN RESEARCHERS SAY AN ABNORMAL HEARTBEAT MAY BE TRIGGERING SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME, OR SIDS.
THEY FOUND BABIES WITH A CERTAIN HEART RHYTHM DEFECT WERE 41 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE, FROM SIDS.
DOCTORS BELIEVE SPOTTING THE PROBLEM EARLY, COULD SAVE LIVES.
BUT THE NUMBER OF SID-RELATED DEATHS IN THE U-S HAS ALREADY DROPPED DRAMATICALLY.
THAT'S BECAUSE DOCTORS ARE ADVISING PARENTS TO PUT BABIES TO SLEEP, ON THEIR BACKS
A CONSUMER GROUP CLAIMS THE NEW FAT SUBSTITUTE, OLESTRA, IS DOING MORE THAN JUST HELPING PEOPLE LOSE WEIGHT-- THEY SAY IT'S MAKING THEM SICK.
POTATO CHIPS CONTAINING OLESTRA ALREADY CARRY WARNING LABELS ABOUT POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS, INCLUDING CRAMPS AND DIARRHEA.
BUT MEMBERS OF THE CENTER FOR SCIENCE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST SAY THE WARNINGS DON'T GO FAR ENOUGH.
THEY CITE SEVERAL CASES INVOLVING PEOPLE WHO WOUND UP IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER EATING THE FAT-FREE CHIPS.
THE MAKERS OF OLESTRA, HOWEVER, SAY THEY ARE STANDING BY THEIR PRODUCT
AND while VIAGRA IS BRINGING OUT THE SEX DRIVE IN SOME...
it's APPARENTLY bringing out PHILANTROPY, IN OTHERS.
WALL STREET TYCOON, ALAN "ACE" GREENBERG, IS DONATING A WHOPPING ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO A NEW YORK CITY HOSPITAL... SO THAT POOR MEN CAN HAVE ACCESS TO THE IMPOTENCY DRUG.
GREENBERG SAID HE DECIDED TO DONATE THE MONEY.. AFTER READING THAT SOME INSURERS WERE REFUSING TO PAY FOR THE DRUG.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[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]


Brown and Williamson Tobacco has been found negligent in the cancer death of a long-time smoker.
A Florida jury awarded nearly a million dollars to the man's family.
The family's lawyer says ``The message here is corporate responsibility.''
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A Roanoke jury says a city police officer Did NOT use excessive force when he arrested an assault suspect five years ago.
Eric Lee died of cardiac arrest and his family blamed his death on Officer Jim Donaldson who had used a choke hold to subude Lee.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And one of three white men accused of killing a black man by dragging him behind a truck may be given a plea bargain in exchange for testimony that helps convict his friends.
Yesterday President Clinton expressed shock and outrage over the crime and vowed that ''the guilty would be brought to justice.''
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[E-Lee]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=KHu]
[TAPE#98-41 38:36]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Roanoke jury has decided "excessive force" is not to blame for the death of an assault suspect 5 years ago.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Officer Jim Donaldson had been accused of violating a man's Constitutional rights by applying what the officer himself called a "choke hold."
Twenty-year old Eric Scott Lee was resisting arrest.
It took three police officers to get him handcuffed.
Lee died.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:50:50]
[IN Q=In this case]

((IN THIS CASE THERE WAS NEVER ANY DAMAGE TO THE NECK. AND THAT WAS THE FIRST THING THAT MADE EVERYBODY IN THIS CASE THINK: "HEY, THIS WASN'T A CHOKE HOLD." THERE'S SOMETHING ELSE GOING ON HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Guynn/Officer Donaldson's Attorney]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=going on here.]
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[VO-NAT]


The jury was concerned about the fact that Officer Donaldson testified he'd seen officers use choke holds,
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]

but the five women and two men of the jury concluded it was not excessive..
Guidelines say an officer has the right to use a level of force higher than the person who's resisting arrest.

[2-Hardy-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-53 TC 4:37]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A car wreck in Bedford County has left one woman in serious condition this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night]


The accident involved a Ford pick-up truck and an Isuzu trooper.
JOhnny Lanier (luh-neer) was driving the truck on Hardy Road when his vehicle collided with the Isuzu trooper.
Further details of the accident are not available at this time.
The female driver of the trooper, whose name is not available, was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Lanier sustained cuts in the accident.
She reportedly suffered head trauma and severe lacerations.
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[E-Lavinder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-49]
[GRAPHIC=Lavinder, Ray 2221]


Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder rates his first year on the job as "above average".
But the first year chief says there are still areas that need work.
David Johnson tells us what they are.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The 28-year law]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ray Lavinder/Roanoke County Police Chief; :23]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:05]
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[OUT Q=]


((The 28-year law enforcement veteran's first goal was to bring policing closer to the neighborhoods.
The county's "Bike Patrol" is helping making that happen.
Last year's pilot program was so well received, it has tripled in size and residents like the idea of "Community Policing".
The chief says crime prevention is now the biggest problem.
He says prevention starts with being proactive.
[SOT=15:59:02]
[IN Q=IF WE CAN]

((CHIEF LAVINDER; IF WE CAN GET A GOOD START WITH OUR YOUNG PEOPLE. DEMONSTRATE HOW DRUGS AFFECT THEIR LIVES AND HOW SMALLER CRIMES LEAD TO BIGGER CRIMES AND BIGGER CRIMES. IF YOU CAN CONVINCE THEM THAT THAT'S NOT THE WAY TO GO, I THINK WE'LL MAKE SOME PROGRESS)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q=SOME PROGRESS.]


That will be an ongoing battle.
The short term goal- to provide more service to the community.
[SOT=15:59:50]
[IN Q=WE HAVE SOME STAFFING]

((CHIEF LAVINDER; WE HAVE SOME STAFFING NEEDS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS. AND WE MAY STILL HAVE TO SWITCH SOME ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS AROUND TO GET SOME MORE LAW ENFORCEMENT POSITIONS ON THE ROAD.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=ON THE ROAD.]

[STAND-UP] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; OVER THE LAST 12 MONTHS, CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IN ROANOKE COUNTY HAS DECREASED, PARTICULARLY IN ROBBERIES, BURGLARIES AND HOMICIDES. CHIEF LAVINDER ATTRIBUTES THAT TO BRINGING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE COMMUNITY CLOSER TOGETHER. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, ROANOKE COUNTY.))

RUNS15))[WOODHAM-trial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-F]
[GRAPHIC=School Shooting]


In Mississippi, testimony resumes this morning at the trial of Luke Woodham.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearl, MS/October 1, 1997;]


The 17 year old is accused of killing two of his classmates and wounding seven others at his high school in Pearl.


Emotional testimony was heard yesterday as some of the young victims recalled the October shooting rampage.
[SUPER=03-Hattiesburg, MS;]


Woodham's lawyers have admitted to jurors that he was the gunman but argue he was legally insane.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( CHIP SMITH//TEACHER: "DO I THINK HE'S INSANE? NO I DON'T I DON'T THINK HE'S INSANE. HE WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO THINK HE WAS, BUT I DON'T THINK HE WAS, I MEAN, YOU DO THE CRIME, YOU PAY THE TIME." ))
[SUPER=01-Chip Smith/Teacher;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=you pay the time.]
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[VO-NAT]


Woodham was convicted last week in a separate trial of killing his mother before the school shootings.
He was sentenced to life in prison.
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[DRAGGING-DEATH]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-g]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One of the three white supremacists accused of chaining a black man to a truck, and dragging him to his death may help Texas officials build a death penalty case.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jasper, TX;]


Prosecutors say they might offer the suspect a plea bargain if he helps convict his two friends.
President Clinton yesterday called the crime shocking and outrageous and promised that men who killed James Byrd would be brought to justice.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( CLINTON: I ASK FOR YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY OF MR. BYRD TODAY, AND FOR THE PEOPLE OF THAT COMMUNITY. THEY MUST JOIN, ACROSS RACIAL LINES AND IN THE FACE OF TRAGEDY, TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THIS ACT OF EVIL IS NOT WHAT OUR COUNTRY IS ABOUT. ))
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=what our country is about.]
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[VO-NAT]

[na025]
Meanwhile, the Reverend Jesse Jackson went to Texas yesterday to offer support to Byrd's family.
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[2-FLORIDA-VERDICT]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


A Florida jury sends a blaring message to the tobacco industry.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL;]


The panel awarded nearly one-million dollars to the family of a man who died after years of smoking Lucky Strikes.
It's the largest judgment ever against a tobacco company.
Cigarette maker, Brown and Williamson, plans to appeal.
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Meantime, the money raised by a tobacco bill could come in handy for married couples.
The senate voted to use the funds to pay for a proposed tax cut for families earning less than 50-thousand dollars a year.
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[Tobacco-Summit]


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


On the heels of the historic verdict against Brown and Williamson, Governor Gilmore brings his national tobacco summit to Richmond today.
The purpose of the summit is to make Congress consider the view of tobacco growers and workers before deciding on a measure that would raise cigarette taxes, and allow regulation of nicotine on a federal level.
Hundreds of people are expected to attend the all-day meeting at Virginia Commonwealth University.
[Birthdays]
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[Violent-Kids]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-50 11:47]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


A series of school shootings across the country is causing Virginia officials to take note, and impose strict rules on any threatening behavior, spoken or otherwise.
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[VO-NAT]


Last week, the Virginia Department of Education sent a warning to all 135 school divisions: "take all threats seriously."
The memo points to warning signs of potentially violent behavior, and encourages administrators to crack down on what may have seemed innocent in the past.
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[SOT 11:56:03]
[IN Q=Our ultimate]

((RICHARD LAYMAN/DEP. SUP'T. FOR PUBLIC INSTRUCTION: OUR ULTIMATE CONCERN IS THE SAFETY AND WELFARE AND WELL-BEING OF ALL CHILDREN. IN THESE TYPE OF SITUATIONS AND ONES WE'VE DISCUSSED, THERE IS NO MARGIN OF ERROR. YOU'RE EITHER COMPLETELY RIGHT OR YOU'RE COMPLETELY WRONG.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Layman/Dep. Sup't. for Public Instruction;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=completely wrong.]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia's had a safety resource center for two years.
It helps schools plan for crisis situations such as hostage-takings, shootings, and suicides at school.
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[5-Boy-Suspended]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#598-25 TC 11:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Principals are responding to the new disciplinary guidelines, and not all parents are happy about it.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


At least one local parent says the school system is overreacting.
Leslie (Pear-A-deeso'S) Paradiso's 12-year old son attends Blacksburg Middle school.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


She says he was given one day in-school suspension after he told another student quote "screw you" after the child repeatedly humiliated him in gym class.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What bothers]

((LESLIE PARADISO/PARENT:WHAT BOTHERS ME THE MOST IS THAT THIS IS A CHILD WHO IS AN "A" STUDENT, HAS NEVER BEEN IN TROUBLE IN HIS LIFE, AND HE WAS DEFENDING HIMSELF.))
[SUPER=01-Leslie Paradiso/Parent; ]
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[OUT Q=defending himself.]
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Paradiso says she spoke with school officials and was able to change the in-school suspension to two days of detention.
Superintendent Fred Morton says disciplining students is NOT cut and dry and that a lot of factors go into deciding how to discipline a child.

[E-Wilder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Wilder, Doug]


He was once called Governor, now Doug Wilder will take on a new role -- that of President.
NOT the job he ran for in 19-92, but president of his alma mater, Virginia Union University in Richmond.
The historically black school's board of trustees elected Wilder to it's top spot yesterday.
Wilder graduated from V-U-U in 19-51 with a B.A. in chemistry.

He was the nation's first elected black governor from 19-90 to 19-94.[SOUTHERN-BAPTISTS]


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


For the first time in 35 years the nation's largest Protestant faith has amended it Baptist Faith and Message document and its sparking huge debate.
Southern Baptists now take the view that "a wife is to submit graciously" to her husband's leadership.
Bob McNamara has chapter and verse on this controversial interpretation of a woman's place.
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(( "PRAISE THE LORD ALMIGHTY, HE IS KING..."
TRACK: IT IS THE NATION'S LARGEST PROTESTANT DENOMINATION...WITH A HISTORY OF CONTROVERSIAL CONVENTIONS...THIS WEEK, IN SALT LAKE CITY...THEY'VE DONE IT AGAIN.
DR TOM ELLIFF: "WE BELIEVE OUR HEAVENLY FATHER KNOWS BEST..."
TRACK: THEIR FAITH HAS LED SOUTHERN BAPTISTS TO A NEW DECREE ON FAMILY ROLES...THE CHURCH'S STATEMENT OF BELIEF SAYS "A WIFE IS TO SUBMIT HERSELF GRACIOUSLY TO THE SERVANT LEADERSHIP OF HER HUSBAND..." HERE, IT PASSED OVERWHELMINGLY.

SOT/WOMAN "I BELIEVE GOD HAS SET UP THE FAMILY AND THE CHURCH TO BE LED

BY A MAN."

NATSOT DISC JOCKEY: "IT JUST MAKES NO SENSE..."


TRACK: OUTSIDE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CIRCLES...THE BACKLASH HAS BEGUN.

NATSOT WOMAN ON PHONE: "I WAS COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY SHOCKED. I COULD

NOT BELIEVE IT."
ON CAMERA/BOB MCNAMARA: "AT LAST YEAR'S CONVENTION IN DALLAS, THE CHURCH VOTED TO BOYCOTT DISNEY...NOW, THAT WAS CONTROVERSIAL...BUT DECLARING THAT WIVES SHOULD SUBMIT TO THEIR HUSBANDS IS AN IDEA THAT'S BEEN AROUND AS ALONG AS THE BIBLE...AND IT'S "
LAWRENCE ROBINSON "IF HUSBANDS DO THEIR PART THE WIVES WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM SUBMITTING."
TRACK: FOR LAWRENCE AND BEVERLY ROBINSON, THE BIBLE DICTATES DAILY LIFE.

SOT/BEVERLY "WITH HIM BEING THE HEAD OF THE HOUSEHOLD, I TRUST THE GOD

IN HIM TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS."

NATSOT/CATHOLICS


TRACK: THIS WAY OF LIFE IS A DEPARTURE FROM THE DIRECTION OTHER CHURCHES HAVE TAKEN...FOUR YEARS AGO, CATHOLIC BISHOPS CALLED FOR "MUTUAL SUBMISSION IN MARRIAGE."

NATSOT SINGING IN SLC


TRACK: BUT AT THIS YEAR'S SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION...THE SMALLEST IN A HALF CENTURY...CONSERVATIVES ARE CLEARLY IN CHARGE.
JERRY FALWELL: "NO CHRISTIAN WOMAN HAS A PROBLEM FOLLOWING THE LEADERSHIP OF A GODLY HUSBAND."
TRACK: FOLLOWING THE LEADERSHIP OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION SHOULDN'T BE A PROBLEM, EITHER..CHURCH GUIDELINES DON'T REQUIRE ANY MEMBER TO AGREE.
BOB MCNAMARA, CBS NEWS, DALLAS.))

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In sports, the Carolina League's Danville 97's aren't quite the Braves, but the Atlanta affiliate is getting an "A" in the attitude department.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A Roanoke jury took only an hour and a half to decide Officer Jim Donaldson did NOT use excessive force in arresting Eric Scott Lee five years ago.
Donaldson was accused of cutting off Lee's air supply with a choke hold.
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One woman is in serious condition after a car accident last night in Bedford County.
Police say Johnny Lanier (luh-neer) was driving a Ford pick-up involved in a collision with the woman's Isuzu Trooper.
Lanier sustained minor injuries. The woman was flown to Roanoke Memorial for treatment.
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And, Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder says his first year on the job has been a success.
Criminal activity in the county has decreased in the past year. Livingston attributes this in part to his efforts to bring the community and the police department closer together.
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