[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A juror talks to reporters following the conviction of Mikhail Markhasev for the murder of Bill Cosby's son.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the case of a Henry County woman accused of fatally stabbing her baby moves to a grand jury.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Cloudy and muggy, with a few scattered showers making their way through the region this morning.
It would be a good idea to bring along those umbrellas.
Forecast details, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]

[E-Alley]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-40 1:29:29]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A grand jury WILL hear the evidence against a Henry County mother charged with killing her own baby.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


That was a judge's ruling yesterday at the preliminary hearing for Sharon Alley.
She's accused of stabbing her infant daughter Brooke in the heart on Mother's Day.
Alley allegedly tried to take her daughter to the hospital for help-- but her car broke down.
A volunteer firefighter testified about how he stopped to help.
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[SOT 3:03:14-:30]
[IN Q=I asked Ms. Alley]

((MARK EANES/VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER: I ASKED MS. ALLEY WHAT WAS WRONG. SHE SAID TAKE MY BABY TO THE HOSPITAL. I ASKED HER AGAIN WHAT WAS WRONG. SHE SAID ME AND MY HUSBAND WAS ARGUING ON THE TELEPHONE AND I TURNED AROUND AND MY BABY WAS BLEEDING.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Eanes/Volunteer Firefighter;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=baby was bleeding.]
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[VO-NAT]


The prosecution's star witness is Alley's nine-year old son Eric-- who could not be videotaped because he is a minor.
The boy testified his mom came out of his sister's bedroom yelling I killed her, I killed her.
Alley has pleaded NOT guilty to the murder charge.
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[5-Kitts]
[TALENT=Kimberly]
[newscast=morn]
[writer=khu]
[TAPE=598-28 26:54]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Roanoke County jury hears from the defense today following an emotional day in the wrongful death case against Travis Lam.
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[VO-NAT]


Now 19, the pre-med student is the defendant in a 2-million dollar civil suit.
At 16, Lam struck and killed Bonnie Kitts while she and her husband were out on a walk in their own neighborhood.

Lam was drunk.
He spent about a month in juvenile detention and performed 100 hours of community service.
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[SOT 14:50:13]
[IN Q=]

((FROM AN ANGER STANDPOINT IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME. BUT FROM MY HEART'S STANDPOINT, IT'S JUST KILLING MY LIFE. IT'S NOT WHAT I'M LIKE. IT'S NOT OUR FAMILY EVER BEEN. LIKE. I'M HAVING TROUBLE GETTING IT OUT OF MY HEAD AND INTO MY HEART.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Kitts/Victim's Husband;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=into my heart]
[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Yesterday morning jurors toured the scene where the accident occurred 2-and-a-half years ago.












[S-Paving-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-46]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A construction accident on a Lynchburg roadway claimed the life of a man yesterday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


It happened around three o'clock near the intersection of Old Forest and Wiggington Roads.
35- year- old Anthony Clark was working for a Lawhorne Brothers paving crew when he was run over by one of his own trucks.
Clark died soon after being transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
Police are looking into whether mechanical failure or driver error caused the accident.
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[COSBY-VERDICT]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-H]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A juror in the Ennis Cosby murder trial speaks out.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;]

[4:04:12]
Joseph Vagner said Mikail Markhasev convicted himself by writing a series of jailhouse letters. [4:08;48]
Yesterday Vagner and the other jurors deliberated for less than six hours before finding the 19- year- old guilty of murdering Bill Cosby's son Ennis during a robbery in California. Vagner calls it an open and shut case.
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[SOT]

[4;04;12]
[IN Q=]

(( Joseph Vagner/Juror He (Markhasev) convicted himself. How stupid can you be...Reasonable doubt was not present ))
[SUPER=01-Joseph Vagner/Juror;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=REASONABLE DOUBT WAS NOT PRESENT.]
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[VO-NAT]

[4:06:32]
Markhasev faces life in prison without parole when he's sentenced next month.
His attorney says he'll appeal.
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[secret-service]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-I]
[GRAPHIC=Ken Starr]


The Justice Department says it's considering appealing a ruling which says Secret Service employees must answer questions from Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


The Secret Service says presidents might push away their protectors if agents were forced to testify about what they hear or see.
Yesterday a Federal Appeals panel rejected that claim.
CBS News has also learned Starr has subpoened secret service logs, which include observations officers made, while on duty.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the American League shines on the all-star diamond in Denver, defeating the National League with a final of 13-8.
And there was a clincher in World Cup soccer as Brazil advances over Holland.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=little bit.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
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[SUPER=11-Salem;]
[SUPER=13-Judy Stevens/Animal Trainer;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]



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[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-Eye-Center]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-43 1:04:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The fight goes on for several Roanoke eye doctors who want to open an eye surgery center that's independent of Carilion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

[from "Vistar Eye Center" tape]
The doctors, who form the Vistar Eye Center, now perform all of their surgeries at Carilion Community Hospital in Roanoke and Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem.
The doctors say surgeries there cost too much and sometimes patients have to wait too long. [meeting video from 98-37 at 20:49]
The doctors won overwhelming approval for their proposed center from a local board of health directors.
But yesterday the state crushed the doctors' optimism.
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[SOT 15 59 13]
[IN Q=optimistic and buoyed]

["VISTAR" TAPE] ((DR. JOHN WOOD/VISTAR EYE CENTER: OPTIMISTIC AND BUOYED, AND ENTHUSIASTIC BECAUSE WE HAD SUCH OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FROM THE BOARD, WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT THE PUBLIC. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A NATURAL PROGRESSION TO HAVE RICHMOND AGREE WITH IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Wood/Vistar Eye Center;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=agree with it]
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[VO-NAT]


But Richmond agreed with Carilion, which said it would lose three-million dollars a year if the eye center opened.
Carilion said that lost revenue would hurt its service in all areas of the hospital, including the emergency room.
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[E-Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-45 49:18]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Cocaine]

Still more arrests to come in one of Roanoke's largest drug busts ever.
Roanoke police made 78 arrests Monday after targeting suspected drug houses in the Lincoln Terrace Housing complex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

In addition, authorities were able to confiscate 26-firearms and more than 24-thousand dollars in drug money. They also found crack cocaine and marijuana worth about 56-hundred dollars.
Police say compaints from residents initiated the six month sting operation.
They say most of the drug activity originates outside the Roanoke community.
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[E-Harley]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#=98-42 1:00:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Transportation Museum is wishing Harley Davidson a happy 95th anniversary.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Several vintage Harleys are on display, along with memorabilia such as Harley Davidson coffee and even a special edition Christmas card set.
This classic 19-46 Harley, similar to World War Two models of previous years, has been restored almost entirely from original parts.
Even museum officials agree, Hogs are more than just transportation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They were innovative. TCR 00:48:37]
[SUPER=01-Eric Alexie/Director of Exhibits]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=what people think about. TCR 00:48:50]
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[VO-NAT]


The Hogs and associated items will be on display at the Transportation Museum through July. Regular admission applies.
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[Health-Check]


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


In today's health check, researchers say African Americans may be more vulnerable than members of other races to getting hooked on tobacco.
Rick Jackson has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((
ONE OF THE LEADING KILLERS AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICANS CAN BE FOUND IN JUST ABOUT ANY NEIGHBORHOOD STORE.
WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CIGARETTES...
AND EVEN THOUGH MANY BLACKS ARE ATTEMPTING TO KICK THE HABIT, NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS THEY MAY HAVE A TOUGH TIME TRYING.
VT=VO

((vo))
ACCORDING TO TWO STUDIES RELEASED IN TODAY'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION... BLACKS APPEAR TO ABSORB MORE NICOTINE THAN SMOKERS OF OTHER RACES.
RESEARCHERS SAY THIS IS PROBABLY WHY AFRICAN-AMERICANS RUN A HIGHER RISK OF LUNG CANCER, AND OFTEN FIND IT HARDER TO QUIT SMOKING.
DOCTORS AREN'T SURE IF THE DIFFERENCES IN THE WAY BLACKS AND WHITES PROCESS NICOTINE HAVE TO DO WITH GENETICS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
DIABETICS WHO TREAT THEIR CONDITION WITH LARGE AMOUNTS OF INSULIN MAY BE CREATING ANOTHER PROBLEM-- OBESITY.
A SEATTLE STUDY DISCOVERED THAT A THIRD OF THE PATIENTS WHO RECEIVED INTENSIVE INSULIN TREATMENTS BECAME OVERWEIGHT.
DOCTORS FIND THIS TROUBLING BECAUSE OBESITY OFTEN LEADS TO HEART DISEASE.//
ONCAM=

((on cam))
AND THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO CLEAR UP ANY CONFUSION ABOUT A MEDICATION USED TO TREAT EPILEPSY.
THE FDA SAYS THE DRUG, DEPACON, SHOULD ONLY BE USED TO TREAT MILD FORMS OF EPILEPTIC SEIZURES-- AND NOT THE SEVERE KIND KNOWN AS STATUS EPI-LEP-TICUS.
OFFICIALS HAVE ORDERED THE COMPANY THAT MAKES DEPACON TO STOP DISTRIBUTING MISLEADING STUDIES TO DOCTORS AND PHARMICISTS.//
AND THAT IS OUR LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[Two-Steve]


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



[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]
[SUPER=13-Judy Stevens/Animal Trainer;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(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]


President Clinton is taking aim at juvenile gun violence.
Today Mr. Clinton announces his support for a bi-partisan Senate bill imposing criminal penalties on adults if their guns are used by a child to hurt others.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The Justice Department is considering its next move now that a federal appeals panel has cleared the way for Secret Service agents to testify in the Monica Lewinsky case.
Justice officials say such testimony could endanger the lives of future presidents.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


A juror considers whether to award a man 2-million dollars for the death of his wife in a drunk driving accident over two years ago.
Bonnie Kitts was thrown 100 feet by a car driven by Tavis Lam.
Lam was 16 at the time.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday July 8th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-E-Alley]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-40 1:29:29]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Henry County mother accused of stabbing her own baby will face a grand jury.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


That was a judge's ruling yesterday at the preliminary hearing for Sharon Alley.
She's accused of stabbing her infant daughter Brooke in the heart on Mother's Day.
Alley allegedly tried to take her daughter to the hospital for help-- but her car broke down.
A volunteer firefighter testified about how he stopped to help.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 3:03:14-:30]
[IN Q=I asked Ms. Alley]

((MARK EANES/VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER: I ASKED MS. ALLEY WHAT WAS WRONG. SHE SAID TAKE MY BABY TO THE HOSPITAL. I ASKED HER AGAIN WHAT WAS WRONG. SHE SAID ME AND MY HUSBAND WAS ARGUING ON THE TELEPHONE AND I TURNED AROUND AND MY BABY WAS BLEEDING.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Eanes/Volunteer Firefighter;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=baby was bleeding.]
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[VO-NAT]


The prosecution's star witness is Alley's nine-year old son Eric-- who could not be videotaped because he is a minor.
The boy testified his mom came out of his sister's bedroom yelling I killed her, I killed her.
Alley has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge.
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[E-Kitts]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-39 1:29:25]
[GRAPHIC=legal Scales]


It's been over two years since a teacher and mother of two was hit and killed by a teenaged drunk driver in Roanoke County.
Yesterday a jury revisited the scene of the crime.
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[V/0-NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Jurors toured the Woodbridge subdivision yesterday morning...where the accident happened two and a half years ago.


The media were excluded from the "view" of the scene.
It was where Bonnie Kitts was thrown 100 feet by a car driven by Travis Lam.
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[SOT 14:44:30]
[IN Q=When you loose]

((WHEN YOU LOOSE YOUR BEST FRIEND AND YOUR WIFE, IT'S TOUGH TO GET OVER IT. IT'S BEEN A STRUGGLE.))
[OUT Q=a struggle.]
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[SOT 14:15:30]
[IN Q=]

((THE NIGHT AFTER MY MOM DIED HE WAS HYSTERICAL. AND REALLY FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR AFTER THAT. I MEAN I WAS 20 YEARS OLD AND I HAD NEVER SEEN MY FATHER CRY. NOW IT JUST HAPPENS SO OFTEN.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Kitts/Victim's Husband;:00]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Kitts/Victim's Son;:12]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=so often.]
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[v/o-NAT SOT]


Lam is now 19, the defendant in the 2-million dollar damage claim brought by the Kitts family.
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[E-Exploding-house]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=98-49 42:58]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


Loudon County authorities now believe they know what caused a new house to explode and kill one person yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Loudoun Co.]


Authorities say a leak in new underground gas pipes running to the home is to blame.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We just saw]

((WE JUST SAW THE WHOLE HOUSE IN FLAMES, JUST A BIG FIREBALL THE WHOLE STRUCTURE JUST CAVED IN AND IT WAS JUST TERRIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Walker/Witness;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=It was just terrible]
(------------)

[vo-nat]
Andrea Bea Jacobs died in the blast.
Her husband and two children were injured.
The family had only lived in this house for one week.
The blast also destroyed many of the surrounding houses still under construction.
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[E-Megans-Law]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-41]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Seal]


Megan's Law is now Virginia's law.
That means anyone can find out if anyone else in Virginia has a sex offender conviction in their past.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


There is a July 12th deadline for every one of Virginia's six thousand some sex offenders to submit fingerprints and photos to the State Police.
The data are then available from state police computers to any one at all-- one request at a time.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They must]

((CAPT. LEWIS VASS/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: THEY MUST LIST THE INDIVIDUAL'S NAME AND AS MUCH INFORMATION AS THEY CAN ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL, ESPECIALLY AN ADDRESS. OR IF THEY HAVE ANY OTHER DEMOGRAPHICS, IF THEY HAPPEN TO KNOW THE DATE OF BIRTH OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, SO THAT WE CAN GIVE THEM THE BEST POSSIBLE INFORMATION IN RETURN.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Lewis Vass/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=in return.]
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[VO-NAT]


Florida and a handful of other states list convicted sexual predators on a web site.
Virginia will have one in January.
At that point, the police say zip code searches of your neighborhood will probably be possible.
It's an extra step NOT required by the federal legislation -- a law inspired by seven year old Megan Kanka-- raped and abducted by a twice convicted molester in New Jersey in 1994.
(----------------)
[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Until the web site is up and running in January, there is a 15- dollar cost for each request.



[2-cosby-verdict]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-S]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The Cosby family says it's quote "satisfied with the judicial process" after a guilty verdict in the Ennis Cosby murder case.
Yesterday, a California jury deliberated for less than six hours to convict Mikail Markhasev of the 19-97 roadside slaying.
Jennifer Sabih reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

[4:02:01]
[SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Henry Hall/Lead Public Defender; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Sabih/Reporting; 1:34]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=Jennifer Sabih, CBS News Santa Monica.]



((Mikail Markhasev stared stonefaced as the verdict convicting him of first-degree murder was read. It was only to the sounds behind him in the courthouse seats that he turned to see Bill Cosby's two daughters sobbing and hugging. It was their brother, 27 year old Ennis Cosby, that Markhasev was found guilty of killing during a robbery attempt on a dark and secluded Los Angeles road last year. Ennis Cosby was on his way to meet a friend when his parent's Mercedes Benz got a flat and he stopped to fix it. The most incriminating evidence...confessional letters the jury ultimately believed were written by Markhasev while in jail, letters that spoke of a robbery gone bad. It seems his pen was mightier than the murder weapon, which showed no fingerprints, in helping prosecutors get a conviction.
HENRY HALL/LEAD PUBLIC DEFENDER: HE'S JUST BEEN CONVICTED OF MURDER. HE'S GOING TO SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN JAIL. IT DOESN'T TAKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO KNOW WHAT HE'S FEELING."
Markhasev's own family arrived too late to hear the verdict. His mother, who tried to provide an alibi for Markhasev on the night of the murder, was allowed to speak with her son briefly afterwards. And then with heads draped in scarves, the Markhasev family left without saying a word. And Markhasev was taken back to a cell, where he most likely will spend the rest of his life.

Jennifer Sabih, CBS News Santa Monica.))[2-SECRET-SERVICE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-I]
[GRAPHIC=Monica Lewinsky]


The controversy over Secret Service testimony in the Monica Lewinsky case may end up before the Supreme Court.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


The Justice Department is deciding whether to appeal a ruling from a three-judge panel requiring agents to testify.


The department argues that any action that could distance the Secret Service from the president increases the danger to his life and that of future presidents.
CBS News has also learned starr has subpoened secret service logs, which include observations officers made, while on duty.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]


[CLINTON-GUNS-OWNERS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-G]
[GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe/]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:21:39]
President Clinton today will endorse legislation that takes aim at gun owners who let their weapons fall into the hands of children.
Backers of the bipartisan measure say gun owners would face criminal charges if their gun was used by a child to harm someone and was not stored safely.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=School Shooting]


The mother of one of the victims in the Jonesboro, Arkansas school shooting will join the President when he announces his support for the bill at a Rose Garden ceremony. [Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=(nat sot music)Wed.]
[RUNS=1:15]
[out= back to you.]


[Three-Steve]


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



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[SUPER=11-Salem;]
[SUPER=13-Lee Stevens/Animal Trainer;]



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]



[E-Health-Commissioner]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-50]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Seal]


A shake-up in the upper echelons of Virginia's government.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/February;]


Governor Gilmore has given state Health Commissioner Randy Gordon 30 days' notice.
A spokesman for the Governor says he simply "wants to hire a different person" to head up the Virginia Department of Health.
Gordon was hired by former Governor George Allen.
(----------------)
[TALENT=Mealnie]
[SS=Gilmore]


The Gilmore administration pushed UNsuccessfully this year for legislation that would have changed the health commissioner's job requirements.
The commissioner currently has to be a medical doctor.
The administration had tried to drop that requirement.
In other Gilmore administration news, the long-troubled Department of Environmental Quality has once again undergone a reorganization.
A re-structuring two years ago drew criticism from the Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission.

[Middle-School-Finalist]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-48]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Parents of William Fleming Magnet Middle School students say they want a principal who will stick around for a while. Catherine Lassiter says she has no interest in going anywhere else.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A native of Staunton, Lassiter is presently the principal at an upper elementary school in Picayune, Mississippi. Lassiter favors school uniforms because she says it would cut down on middle school peer pressure.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=19:11:23]
[IN Q=SCHOOL UNIFORMS WOULD]

((SCHOOL UNIFORMS WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD HELP WITH THAT A LOT, PARTICULARLY WITH LIDDLE SCHOOL CHILDREN. ECONOMICALLY, IT WOULD BE A WONDERFUL BREAK FOR THE PARENTS. AND FOR SECURITY, WHEN YOU SEE SOMEONE WHO IS NOT IN UNIFORM, YOU KNOW THEY DON'T BELONG ON CAMPUS.))
[SUPER=01-Catherine Lassiter/Principal Finalist;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=on campus.]
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[VO-NAT]

19-candidates applied for the position, which became available after Lynda Bigger-Brown resigned last December. Lassiter was one of three finalists for the job. The other two withdrew from contention. School superintendent Wayne Harris will decide by Friday whether to appoint Lassiter or continue searching.
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[E-Pyrocool]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-32 1:49:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Lynchburg company is behind a new chemical that could prove revolutionary in figthing fires.
The product, "Pyrocool", is so effective it's been described as "water on steroids".
Steve Smallshaw has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Pyrocool was]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=04-Pyrocool Technologies; :15]
[SUPER=01-Mike Hagar/Pyrocool Technologies; :28]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :40]
[SUPER=01-Robert Tinsley/Pyrocool Technologies; :53]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( Pyrocool was developed by a New York scientist eight years ago.. and it didn't take long for Lynchburg firefighter Mike Hagar and his partners to become believers.
They now own the rights to what may be the most significant advancement in firefighting technology in recent years..

Pyrocool uses a chemical reaction to attack a fire by reducing its HEAT.. it extinguished this oil tanker fire in twelve minutes.. this diesel fire in just seconds.
When it comes to selling this product, Mike Hagar says seeing is believing.
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((MIKE HAGAR/PYROCOOL TECHNOLOGIES: I EXPLAIN TO THEM WHAT THE PRODUCT IS SUPPOSED TO DO, SO THEN WE GO OUT AND WHEN THEY SEE THAT IT DOES WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO DO, THEN IT HELPS BUILD CREDIBILITY WITH US.)) [RUNS:11]
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((For now Pyrocool's headquarters are still inside these small offices in Lynchburg, but the company continues to grow. Every major fire around the world gives them another chance to put their product to the test.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=to the test.]
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((ROBERT TINSLEY/PYROCOOL TECHNOLOGIES: EVERYBODY WANTS TO SEE IT, THEY WANT TO USE IT THEMSELVES, THEY WANT TO USE IT WITH THEIR EQUIPMENT AND JUDGE FOR THEMSELVES, AND THE PRODUCT STANDING ALONE HAS JUST COME THROUGH THAT REPEATEDLY WITH HIGH MARKS.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=with high marks.]


A new line of HOME products should hit the market in about two months.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

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To sports now, Brazil is now in line for World Cup title number 5 after defeating the Dutch with a 4-2 final.
Mike Stevens has highlights.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Evidence against a woman accused of stabbing her infant daughter on Mother's Day will be heard before a grand jury.


Sharon Alley appeared in court yesterday for a preliminary hearing.
Alley's nine-year old son Eric has testified his mother came out of baby Brooke's room screaming "I killed her, I killed her".
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The wrongful death case against Travis Lam continues today in Roanoke County.
Two-and-a-half years ago, Lam was drunk when his car struck and killed Bonnie Kitts as she was walking with her husband.
As a juvenile, Lam spent time in a detention center and performed community service.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A web site listing convicted sex offenders will soon be available to Virginians.
Under Megan's Law, any citizen can find out who has a sex conviction in their past.
Until the web site is up and running in January, the public can receive the information from state police- for a 15-dollar charge per request.
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