[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


NASA's space station construction mission is officially under way this morning.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Texas death row inmate has been found one week after escaping from maximum security.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clouds yesterday kept us from setting any records...but we should get fairly close again today.
Meanwhile, an approaching storm system could POSSIBLY trigger a few showers in West Virginia.
The weekend forecast, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[SPACE-Station]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Shuttle Endeavour]


The crew of the shuttle Endeavor is on its way to deliver the first U-S component of the international space station.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center, FL;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=(nats of liftoff)]
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[VO-NAT]


The shuttle and its crew of six lifted off at 3:35 this morning, despite the threat of showers.
NASA scrubbed yesterday's launch because of a last-minute technical glitch.
During several spacewalks, the crew will connect the component to a Russian module already in orbit.
NASA is billing the 12-day mission as one of the shuttle program's most difficult.
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[INMATE-ESCAPE]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Prison Break]


Nearly one week after escaping from a Texas prison, death row inmate Martin Gurule (guh-ROO'-lee) has been found dead.
His body was found last night in a swollen creek, one mile from the prison.
Michael Barnes has the latest.
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[SOT]

[4:05:27]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Huntsville, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Doug Smith/Found Body; :07]
[SUPER=01-Michael Barnes/Reporting; 26]
[SUPER=01-Larry Fitzpatrick/Texas Dept. of Corrections; :47]
[SUPER=01-Larry Todd/Prison Spokesman; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=near Huntsville Texas]


[E-Cardwell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=98-63 2:00:25]
[GRAPHIC=Va Death Penalty]


Virginia executed its 13th death row prisoner last night, and he died asking a question.
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[VO-NAT]


Kevin Cardwell was pronounced dead tonight at 9:05. Asked if he had a final statement, Cardwell said -- QUOTING --:

``Personally, yeah. Why was all them sick people looking at me through that glass?''
The reference was to witnesses who attend executions.
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[S-Death-Row]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-72 58:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia prison officials say a different death row inmate may have tried to kill himself this week -- instead of waiting for the state to do it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sussex Co./File Tape;]


Prison officials say the unidentified inmate was found unconscious in his cell on Tuesday at the new Sussex Correctional Center.
He was treated and released from the hospital.
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


It's being investigated as a possible drug overdose and a possible suicide attempt.

[NBA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-79 TC06:06]
[GRAPHIC=NBA Lockout]


The N-B-A lockout is still underway, despite negotiations between team owners and players' unions yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Local players who shoot for fun scoff at the pros -- calling the N-B-A men greedy for chasing more money.
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[SOT 16:40:56]
[IN Q=Maybe some]

((SARAH RUTHERFORD/HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR: MAYBE SOME OF THE MEN'S PLAYERS HAVE GOTTEN TOO CAUGHT UP IN MAKING THE MONEY INSTEAD OF PLAYING FOR WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE, AND THAT'S TO HAVE FUN.))
[SUPER=01-Sarah Rutherford/High School Senior;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=to have fun]
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[VO-NAT]


Others say the N-B-A lockout will slamdunk the game's image.
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[SOT 16:12:42]
[IN Q=It's just like]

((IT'S JUST LIKE BASEBALL. THEY HAVE TO START OVER. IN BASEBALL MARK MCGUIRE HAD TO CARRY THE BASEBALL SEASON UP. BASKETBALL WILL PROBABLY BE THE SAME THING.))
[SUPER=07-Christopher Salter;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=the same thing]
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[VO-NAT]


Some N-B-A fans have turned to college basketball or NFL football while the pro courts are empty.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, some familiar coaches take new positions on the sidelines.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:54]
[OUT Q=a great weekend.]



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


[Iris-Scan]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Forget about pin numbers-- it's finally here-- a cash machine so smart it knows who you are just by looking at you.
Herb Weisbaum has more on this state of the art machine.
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[SOT HOLD TAPE]
[IN Q=Kathy Rogers just]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Rogers/Monterey Federal Credit Union; :05]
[SUPER=01-Rob van Naarden/Sensar, Inc.; :43 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Herb Weisbaum/Reporting; 1:35]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Las Vegas.]

((KATHY ROGERS JUST FOUND OUT...JUST HOW SIMPLE IRIS IDENTIFICATION IS
KATHY ROGERS/MONTEREY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION I THINK IT'S REALLY COOL. I FEEL VERY SECURE USING IT.
TO GET STARTED, CUSTOMERS HAVE THEIR EYES PHOTOGRAPHED...SO THE INFORMATION AT THEIR IRIS, CAN BE DIGITALLY ENCODED AND STORED FOR LATER COMAPRISON.
GO TO THE SPECIAL CASH MACHINE..AND ALL YOU DO IS LOOK AT THE FLASHING YELLOW LIGHT.
AND IN ABOUT THE TIME IT WOULD TAKE YOU TO PUNCH IN A 4 DIGIT PIN CODE..THE MACHINE RECOGNIZES YOU.
THINK OF POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION..AND YOU PROBABLY THINK FINGERPRINTS..BUT IRIS INDENTIFICATION IS EVEN BETTER..MANY TIMES MORE ACCURATE. ACOORDING TO THE SENSAR CORPORATION, IT'S VIRTUALLY FOOLPROOF.
ROB VAN NAARDEN/SENSAR INC. IT'S MORE ACCURATE THAN DNA TESTING. REALLY ABSOLUTELY.
AND HERE'S THE PROOF. TRACY AND JANET ARE IDENTICAL TWINS, THAT MEANS THEY HAVE THE SAME DNA. BUT THEIR IRISIS ARE DIFFERENT. SO WHEN JANET TRIES TO USE TRACY'S CARD...THE MACHINE KNOWS WHO'S WHO...BUT WAIT . THERE'S MORE.

VAN NAARDEN SOT:

TURNS OUT THAT OUR SYSTEM WORKS WITH GLASSES, CONTACT LENSES AND MOST SUNGLASSES.
NOW THIS I HAD TO SEE. AFTER HAVING MY EYE DIGITIZED..I SLIPPED ON A PAIR OF READING GLASSES.
WOULD THE SENSAR SENSOR KNOW IT WAS ME.
"ALRIGHT, LET'S TRY SUNGLASSES."
AND SURE ENOUGH..IN THE BLINK OF ANY EYE...THE ID WAS MADE.

VAN NAARDEN SOT:

THERE ARE 6 BILLION PEOPLE ON THE PLANET, THERE ARE 12 BILLION IRISES AND WE CAN IDENTIFY YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL.
WEISBAUM ON CAMERA CLOSE (NO TEXT)
HERB WEISBAUM, CBS NEWS, LAS VEGAS))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(toss to Stocks)



[CLINTON-IMPEACHMENT]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net ]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Inquiry]


House Judiciary Committee Republicans are demanding a witness list today from the White House.
They want to know who will be testifying Tuesday on President Clinton's behalf.
Meantime, the G-O-P committe members revealed yesterday that the topic of alleged campaign finance violations will not be part of impeachment considerations after all.
Jonathan Freed has the story from Washington.
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[SOT]

[4:13:43]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00]
[SUPER=01=Sen. Trent Lott/Majority Leader; :16]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Livingston/House Speaker-Elect; :30]
[SUPER=03-Newport, RI; :53]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=the White House]

((The Republican leaders of the House and Senate for the new Congress sat before the cameras...trying hard to talk about anything but impeachment. They didn't stand a chance.
SOT 11:23:49 (SEN. TRENT LOTT/MAJORITY LEADER/R-MS.): CAN I ASK A

QUESTION? DOES ANYONE HERE HAVE A QUESTION ON ANYTHING OTHER THAN IMPEACHMENT? (CHORUS OF REPORTERS: NO!)...(LOTT LAUGHS). They relented...and the incoming House Speaker admitted there are no guarantees that the impeachment inquiry will wrap up by the end of the month.
SOT 2047 (REP. BOB LIVINGSTON/HOUSE SPEAKER-ELECT/R-LA.): RIGHT NOW, WE

DON'T KNOW WHEN THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE IS GOING TO COMPLETE ITS WORK. WE DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO BE IN THEIR REPORT. WE ANTICIPATE THAT IT'S POSSIBLE THAT THEY CAN FINISH THIS YEAR. IT'S MY HOPE THAT THEY WOULD FINISH THIS YEAR. Meanwhile, just one day after getting a look at secret justice department memos alleging Clinton campaign finance violations...the Republicans have decided not to include the fundraising issue in their impeachment plans. NEWPORT, RI.
SOT: CLINTON SHAKING HANDS.

The President was on a trip to Rhode Island...receiving something of a mixed welcome from the crowd...and ignoring reporters questions about his political future.
SOT: REPORTER SHOUTING QUESTION ABOUT CENSURE.

Mr. Clinton's lawyers are preparing to mount a defense before the impeachment hearings next week. In order to prepare their case, they're insisting that the committee hand over some of the material gathered by the Republicans. STAND-UP (JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS): THE INCOMING SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE ALSO SAID THAT IT'S STILL PREMATURE TO DISCUSS CENSURING THE PRESIDENT AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO IMPEACHMENT...EVEN THOUGH MANY REPUBLICANS AND jDEMOCRATS NOT ONLY SUPPORT THE IDEA, BUT ARE ACTIVELY PUSHING FOR IT. J-F...WHITE HOUSE.))

[S-Porch-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-71 52:24]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


The National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health says Roanoke's fire department should improve safety and training procedures.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 11]


They looked into a fire last summer in a vacant house on Campbell Avenue.
Part of the porch collapsed and hurt two firefighters, one of them seriously.
The report says the fire department should have a safety officer on the scene of major fires.
And it should provide firefighters with more training on building collapses.
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[S-Tobacco-Farmers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-77 10:39]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


The national tobacco settlement contains a provision to help tobacco farmers-- but it may be falling apart.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/File Tape]


North Carolina-based R-J Reynolds says it's walking away from the table.
The lead industry negotiator says that since R-J-R is the second largest company, its pullout forces everyone to start over.
The negotiations were to form a five BILLION dollar assistance package for farmers-- who are expected to lose sales as cigarette prices increase to pay for the national settlement.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, an asthma drug could have some dangerous side effects.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( A WARNING OUT TODAY FOR ASTHMA SUFFERERS WHO TAKE THE DRUG, SINGULAIR.
VT=VO

((vo))
DOCTORS ARE BEING URGED TO CAREFULLY WATCH PATIENTS FOR SIGNS OF A RARE, BUT SERIOUS CONDITION KNOWN AS CHURG-STRAUSS SYNDROME.
THE DISORDER AFFECTS BODY TISSUE, AND EVENTUALLY DESTROYS ORGANS.
SYMPTOMS INCLUDE RASH, NUMBNESS, AND SEVERE SINUSITIS.
SINGULAIR'S MANUFACTURER SAYS IT'S RECEIVED FEWER THAN 20 REPORTS OF PATIENTS DEVELOPING CHURG-STRAUSS--
AND THE COMPANY MAINTAINS THERE'S NO PROOF THE DRUG ACTUALLY CAUSES THE CONDITION.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A CERTAIN GENE COULD SPEED UP THE PROGRESSION OF AIDS IN SOME PEOPLE.
RESEARCHERS AT THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE SAY A CERTAIN VARIATION OF THE GENE, C-C-R-5, CAN CAUSE H-I-V INFECTION TO DEVELOP INTO FULL-BLOWN AIDS.. TWO YEARS EARLIER THAN NORMAL.
ITS ESTIMATED THAT UP TO 17-PERCENT OF PATIENTS WHO DEVELOP AIDS QUICKLY HAVE THAT GENE TYPE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT LOWERING THE TEMPERATURE OF STROKE VICTIMS CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THEIR CHANCES OF SURVIVAL.
GERMAN DOCTORS FOUND THAT MORE THAN HALF THE PATIENTS WHO SUFFERED SEVERE STROKES SURVIVED.. BECAUSE THEIR FEVERS HAD BEEN LOWERED USING COOLING BLANKETS AND OTHER METHODS.
EXPERTS SAY THE PROCESS RELIEVED PRESSURE ON THE BRAIN.. CAUSED BY SWELLING AND FLUID BUILD-UP.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A FEDERAL ADVISORY PANEL RECOMMENDS THAT SECOND-HAND SMOKE BE ADDED TO A HIT LIST OF KNOWN CARCINOGENS.
A SUBCOMMITTE FOR THE NATIONAL TOXICOLOGY PROGRAM UNAMIOUSLY VOTED TO ADD SECOND-HAND SMOKE TO THE GOVERNMENT'S OFFICIAL LISTING OF CANCER-CAUSING AGENTS.. DESPITE OBJECTIONS FROM THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY.
THE PANEL ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION BE CONSIDERED CANCEROUS-- PARTICULARLY FOR HEAVY DRINKERS WHO SMOKE.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Bible]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A priceless "Good Book" has made its way to a Missouri museum.
David Wayne of affiliate K-O-L-R has more.
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[SOT HOLD Tape 1:41:13]
[IN Q=a 2 million]
[SUPER=03-Branson, MO; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Wayne/Reporting; :56]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=growing museum's collection.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(toss to Kimberly)



[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


The shuttle Endeavor and its crew of six are in space this morning on a 12 day mission billed by NASA as one of its most difficult.
The shuttle is carrying a component of the International space station that will be hooked up to a Russian module already in orbit.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


An escaped death row inmate has been found dead.
Texas prison officials say Martin Gurule's (guh-ROO'-leez) body was discovered last night, floating in a creek less than a mile from the prison from which he escaped last week.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And the warm weather appears to be keeping some Roanokers away from the Christmas tree lots.
Vendors report lack luster sales so far, but they expect things to pick up in the coming days.
Meantime, too much sun has forced some vendors to trash their trees.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday December 4th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-INMATE-ESCAPE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Prison Break]


Residents in Huntsville, Texas are breathing a bit easier this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Huntsville, Tx;]


Escaped death row inmate Martin Gurule was found dead last night.
Hundreds of law enforcement officers, aided by dogs and helicopters, had been looking for the 29 year old Texan since he escaped from death row the day after Thanksgiving.
Off-duty prison workers found his bloated body last night floating in a creek just one mile from the prison.
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[SOT]

[4:07:17]
[IN Q=]

(( LARRY FITZGERALD/TX DEPT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE:I SAW THE INMATE, THE BODY WHEN IT WASPULLED OUT OF THE RIVER. HE HAD THE TENNIS SHOES ON THAT WE KNEW HE WAS WEARING -- THE SAME WATCH THAT WE KNEW HE HAD." ))
[SUPER=01-Larry Fitzgerald/Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=WE KNEW HE HAD.]
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[VO-NAT]


Prison officials believe he drowned, but an autopsy will be conducted to verify the cause of death.
Guards had fired at Gurule as he escaped over the prison fence, and there was speculation that he'd been hit.
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[2-space-station]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Shuttle Endeavour]


NASA's first space station construction mission is under way.
The shuttle Endeavour lifted off shortly after 3-thirty this morning, some 24 hours after the original lift off was scrubbed due to a minor technical glitch.
Maureen Maher reports.
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[SOT]

[5:00:00]
[IN Q=10, 9, 8]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center, FL;:00]
[SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State; :47]
[SUPER=01-Bill Harwood/CBS Space Analyst;]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; 1:52]
[RUNS=2:12]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS KSC, FL.]



[5-Boatman]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#598-30 1:49:00]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Collinsville man will go to prison for a deadly shooting at the Stanley Furniture plant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./April;]


Philip Grady Boatman was convicted yesterday of second degree murder for the death of Daniel Mussleman.
The shooting happened in April in the parking of the furniture plant.
The prosecution argued Boatman was jealous over an affair his estranged wife was having with the victim.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The jury recommended a punishment of 23-years in prison.
Formal sentencing is set for February.






[5-Poindexter]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=598-39 26:47]
[GRAPHIC=Poindexter]


A medical examiner's report verifies police suspicions.
It appears Derek Poindexter was trying to swallow cocaine when a Roanoke policeman hit him with pepper spray.
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[VO-NAT]


Relatives said he could have had a cough drop in his mouth.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 24]


But test results indicate what he spit out was cocaine.
And the official cause of death is acute cocaine poisoning.
Poindexter's family isn't satisfied, still blaming police for his death.
They've asked the state A-C-L-U chapter to look into the case.
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[E-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-79 4:06]
[GRAPHIC=NBA Lockout]


Talks between N-B-A team owners and the players' union resumed today but the game's still off -- the league is still in a lockout.
So how does this play on local courts? Do YOU really miss it?
Tina Tenret caught up with fans of all ages.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Cave Spring Junior High]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Adam Trumbower/Eighth Grade; :30]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Rutherford/High School Senior; :43]
[SUPER=07-Pete Osborne; 1:12]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:35]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke County]

(( The Cave Spring Junior High Squires are beating the Northside Norsemen.
The fans are out, the pace is fast, spirit's high.
The players' reward?
Two points and a shot of school pride.
(/////SOT/////)
[NATSOT]
((NAT SOT APPLAUSE))

[RUNS:05]
So what do these guys think about the NBA lockout?
More than 200 pro games cancelled so far, as players battle owners for more money.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:05:47]
[IN Q=I think they]

((ADAM TRUMBOWER/EIGHTH GRADE: I THINK THEY SHOULD JUST FIGURE IT OUT SOMEHOW. IT'S PRETTY WEIRD THEY'RE SO GREEDY OVER ALL THAT MONEY WHEN THEY ALREADY HAVE IT.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=already have it]


Grab a seat at a high school game, and these women will tell you the NBA men have it all wrong.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:41:14]
[IN Q=Usually I feel like]

((SARAH RUTHERFORD/HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR: USUALLY I FEEL LIKE WOMEN PLAY BECAUSE THEY WANT TO PLAY. THE WNBA DON'T GET PAID TOO MUCH. AND THE ABL HAVEN'T REACHED THOSE LEVELS TO WHERE THAT'S THE REASON THEY'RE PLAYING. THEY'RE PLAYING BECAUSE THEY LOVE IT AND WANT TO GET OUT THERE AND PLAY BASKETBALL.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=basketball]
(/////SOT/////)
[NAT SOT]
((nat sot from Hooter's))

[RUNS:05]
Final stop of the night: a local bar, where college basketball and NFL football fill in for the NBA.
No one seems to miss it.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20:10:04]
[IN Q=When football]

((PETE OSBORNE: WHEN FOOTBALL'S OVER WITH, PEOPLE MIGHT MISS IT. BUT RIGHT NOW AS FAR AS PUBLIC OPINION, I DON'T THINK ANYONE REALLY MISSES IT ALL. IT'S TWO GREEDY SIDES GOING AT EACH OTHER.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=each other]


So has this sunk the game's image?
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:04:59]
[IN Q= I think so]

((I THINK SO CONSIDERING THE STRIKE IN BASEBALL IN 1994. THAT HURT IT PRETTY BAD SO I THINK THE SAME WILL HAPPEN IN BASKETBALL.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=HAPPEN IN BASKETBALL.]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17:47:15]
[IN Q=So if you're]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: SO IF YOU'RE A DIEHARD BASKETBALL FAN FRUSTRATED BY THE N-B-A LOCKOUT REMEMBER YOU CAN STILL CATCH YOUR LOCAL TEAM. THESE GUYS PLAY FOR THE FUN OF IT. TINA TENRET NEWS7 ROANOKE COUNTY.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=Roanoke COunty]))


[Look-Alike-Dolls]


[ANCHOR=Melanie ]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Every parent seems to say "They grow up too quickly."
But as Morry Alter reports, one doll company is helping parents freeze their little ones in time.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT HOLD TAPE]
[IN Q=Gabrielle, Gabby as]
[SUPER=03-Eastchester, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Morry Alter/Reporting; :28]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=for CBS News.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(Toss to Break)


[S-Bad-drivers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-73 37:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke police are going after people with a bad habit-- the habit of being a bad driver.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Valley's police and prosecutors outlined the plan to put extra teams of police officers on the street in search of those people who don't know or SAY they don't know they have chronically dangerous driving habits.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 9:49:45]
[IN Q=The grant will]

((THIS GRANT WILL ALLOW THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO TARGET THIS GROUP AS OPPOSED TO JUST A PART OF THEIR ROUTINE DUTIES.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Caldwell/Roanoke Commonwealth's Atty.]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=routine duties.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The 30-thousand dollar grant will pay overtime to state and local police officers to work weekends to locate habitual offenders.

[5-Car-Loans]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#598-32 1:30:00]
[GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia]


A major expansion for a program that helps put welfare recipients in their own cars and on their way to work.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Thanks to a 150-thousand dollar grant from the McKnight Foundation, Lynchburg is doubling the size of its "Ways to Work" program.
Now, in addition to those coming off welfare, the program will offer low-interest loans to residents who can't get credit elsewhere.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:40:51]
[IN Q=Before we had]

((RON CARL/FAMILY LOAN PROGRAM: BEFORE, WE HAD PEOPLE WHO WERE ON WELFARE TRYING TO GET OFF, BUT WE ALSO HAVE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THAT CLOSE ON THAT LINE FROM SLIDING INTO WELFARE. AND THAT'S THE SEGMENT OF THE POPULATION THAT WE'RE TRYING TO REACH IS THOSE THAT JUST NEED THAT LITTLE MORE BOOST TO GET UP TO THAT NEXT LEVEL.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Carl/Family Loan Program; :00]
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[OUT Q=that next level.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ways To Work has already issued 43 loans worth 80-thousand dollars.
Most loans helped families purchase or repair a car they need to get to work or stay in school.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-64 1:28:39]
[GRAPHIC=Tree Sales]


The holiday shopping season is in full swing.
The Christmas-tree shopping season is not.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Lots around Roanoke are stocked.
Tree vendors say the warm weather is keeping Christmas-tree buyers from getting into the right frame of mind.
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[SOT 19:49]
[IN Q=nobody's]

((THOMPSON: NOBODY'S IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT. I'M HERE PUTTING SUNTAN LOTION ON SO I WON'T GET A SUNBURN. ))
[SUPER=01-Prince Thompson/Seasonal Stuff Tree Lot;]
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[OUT Q=SUNBURN]
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[VO-NAT]


The tree-selling season doesn't usually pick up until it gets closer to the holiday.
But this year it's off to an even slower than usual start.
And tree-sellers have to dump some of their trees because they're getting too much sun.
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[SOT 40:49]
[IN Q=i went]

((NEWTON: I WENT THROUGH THE LOT AND PULLED OUT ALL THE TREES THAT WERE DRYING OUT. THIS IS SOMETHING YOU CAN'T PASS ON TO THE CUSTOMER.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Newton/Tree Land;]
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[OUT Q=the customer]
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[VO-NAT]


Tree sellers are taking extra precautions to make sure their trees don't dry out.
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[E-Parade]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=netH]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Christmas trees may not be selling well...but there
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]

were some trees lighting up the streets in Vinton.
The town hosted its annual Christmas parade last night.
While the warm temperatures did not make it feel much like Christmas...the lights, carols and the smiling faces of children, couldn't help but put spectators in the holiday mood.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the Maroons lose another one at home, while Maryland easily handles Wake Forest in College Park.
Steve Mason has the highlights.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
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[OUT Q=great weekend folks.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Virginia has executed its thirteenth inmate of 19-98.
Kevin Cardwell was pronounced dead just after nine last night.
This year's total is the highest since 1909, when the commonwealth executed 17 people.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Philip Grady Boatman will go to prison for killing a man outside a Stanley furniture plant in Henry County.
Boatman was convicted of second degree murder yesterday for the shooting of Daniel Mussleman.
A jury recommended a 23-year sentence, but Boatman won't be formally sentenced until February.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The grower protection portion of the national tobacco settlement may be falling apart.
The nation's second largest tobacco company-- R-J Reynolds-- is abandoning plans to help tobacco growers as outlined in the settlement.
The lead industry negotiator says that forces everyone to start over.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Kimberly reads Time OFf Promo]

[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Time OFf]


Nowadays, it seems like bed and breakfasts are ALMOST as common as hotels--
But each has its own unique style of hospitality.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


The Inn at Burwell Place is a southern mansion built nearly a century ago.
Guests can immerse themselves in the holiday spirit of the living room...or just kick back with a good book in the sun room.
But the history of the home AND of the innkeepers remains the dominant feature.
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[SOT 3:40:44 ]
[IN Q=Probably what]

((CINDI LOU MACMACKIN/INNKEEPER: PROBABLY WHAT MAKES EACH BED AND BREAKFAST DIFFERENT, NOT JUST MINE, IS THE PEOPLE THAT OWN AND OPERATE, THE DIFFERENT TASTES, BECAUSE EVERY BED AND BREAKFAST HAS A DIFFERENT DECOR THAT IS SPECIAL TO THE HEART OF ITS OWNER. SERVICES THAT ARE PROVIDED.))
[SUPER=01-Cindi Lou MacMackin/Innkeeper;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=that are provided]
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[VO-NAT]


The Inn at Burwell place is the second in a series of bed and breakfast we'll offer a taste of--
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[Take FULL SCREEN Time Off]
That's our "Time Off" segment tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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