[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


More lawyers, professors and former government officials go before the House Judiciary Committee today as the White House tries to blunt the impeachment drive.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And two separate murder investigations are underway in Danville following autopsys yesterday.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Lingering clouds and sprinkles this morning will clear out, allowing for mostly sunny skies to dominate our forecast.
In the wake of that wet cold front that passed through-- northwesterly winds to cool off temperatures.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Impeachment]


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


In just a few hours President Clinton's legal team resumes its defense of the President before the House House Judiciary Committee.
Lee Cowan has the latest from Washington.
[Live=Lee Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH]
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[SOT]

[5:00:00]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Rob Wexler/(D) Florida; :19]
[SUPER=01-Richard Ben-Veniste/Watergate Task Force; :38 QUICK!!! ]
[SUPER=01-Greg Craig/White House Special Counsel; :52]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Ackerman/Yale University; 1:11 ]
[SUPER=01-Liz Holtzman/Former NY Congresswoman; 1:25]
[SUPER=01-Steve Chabot/(R) Ohio; 1:49 ]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=]

((AN EXHAUSTING DAY SPENT TAKING AN EXHAUSTIVE LOOK AT THE STANDARDS OF IMPEACHMENT ENDED LATE LAST NIGHT MUCH AS IT STARTED - WITH ANOTHER PANEL - ANOTHER SET OF WITNESSES - ANOTHER CHANCE TO DRIVE HOME THE PRESIDENT'S POINT.

(( SOT: REP. ROB WEXLER/(D) FLORIDA ))
(( SOT: RICHARD BEN-VENISTE/CHIEF-WATERGATE TASK FORCE))


IT HAD STARTED NEARLY HALF A DAY EARLIER - WHEN A LESS WEARY, LESS BLEARY-EYED WHITE HOUSE SPECIAL COUNSEL SUMMED UP THE PRESIDENT'S CASE IN ONE CONTRITE SENTENCE.

(( SUPER: GREG CRAIG//WH SPECIAL CONSEL )) (( SOT AT 10:20:34 ))

"Just as no fancy language can obscure the simple fact that what the President did was morally wrong, no amount of rhetoric can change the legal reality that there are no grounds for impeachment.
AND A PARADE OF WITNESSES BACKED HIM UP - FROM CONSTITUTIONAL LAW EXPERTS_

(( SOT: PROF. BRUCE ACKERMAN/YALE UNIVERSITY ))


TO FORMER LAWMAKERS FROM THE NIXON ERA--

(( SOT: LIZ HOLTZMAN/(D) FORMER NY CONGRESSWOMAN))


IN THE END, THERE WERE FEW NEW ARGUMENTS, AND NO NEW FACTS OR EVIDENCE PRESENTED TO DEFEND THE PRESIDENT.

(( SOT: STEVE CHABOT/(R) OHIO ))


BUT IN A 200 PAGE REBUTTAL RELEASED BY THE WHITE HOUSE LATE LAST NIGHT, THE PRESIDENT ATTACKED KEN STARR'S CASE AS "DECEPTIVELY ONE SIDED." AT THE SAME TIME, HOWEVER, HE USED THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUSH THE NOTION YET AGAGIN, THAT WHILE THE PRESIDENT WILL NOT ADMIT TO PERJURY, HE REMAINS PROFOUNDLY CONTRITE.))

[Live=Lee Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[E-McCurry]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-77 11:58]
[GRAPHIC=Mike McCurry]


He was at the center of what may be America's most embarrassing presidential scandal.
Former Clinton press secretary Mike McCurry made some preditictions at the University of Virginia last night.
Ellen Qualls was there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Bill Clinton]
[SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/Former Press Secretary; :00]
[super=03-Charlottesville; :08]
[super=01-Doug Bailey/"The Hotline" Political Newsletter; :17]
[super=@Ellen1; 1:04]
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[out-q=Qualls, N7, Charlottesville.]


[E-Danville-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-73 41:25]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Autopsies on the victims of two suspicious deaths in Danville have confirmed both men were murdered.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Saturday;]


A medical examiner says a blow to the head and a skull fracture are what killed Silas Moody Carter.
He was found dead Saturday in his Claiborne Street home by friends.
[SUPER=03-Danville/Sunday;]


And Garfield Maragh of Philadelphia suffered a gunshot to the head.
A medical examiner says the shot was NOT self-inflicted.
Danville police have not made any arrests in either case.
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[Patrick-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=murder investigation]


An indictment has been handed up in the murder of a Fieldale woman found along a Patrick County roadside.
James Claude Greer of Bassett is charged with beating Kathy Jones Gusler, cutting her throat and leaving her to die on a road in Patrick County.
The evidence that led to Greer includes a knife found in a river in Henry County, and a car he is suspected of setting on fire in Franklin County.

Authorities say Greer and Gusler knew each other.[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Kris Cantu gets the game-winner for the Express.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[IN Q=Good morning]
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[OUT Q=later on for that.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-9]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[On Record] [Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mary Veverka/Professional Storyteller; :15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :20]
[RUNS=2:16]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Storyteller))

[E-Coca-Cola]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-66 1:09:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Coca-Cola is trying to milk thousands of dollars in taxes from local governments.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


The soft-drink company took on Botetourt County in court yesterday -- suing for 13-thousand-dollars in taxes.
Coke says its vending machines are part of the manufacturing process, so they should be exempt from personal property taxes.
But county officials say turning phosphoric acid, carbon dioxide, water and sweetener into a drink is NOT manufacturing.
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[SOT 10:34:17]
[SOT 10:25:31]
[IN Q=The degree]

((BUCK HEARTWELL/BOTETOURT CO. ATTORNEY: THE DEGREE OF SOPHISTICATION IN MIXING AND BLENDING THE SOFT DRINK IS INCREDIBLE. BUT THE DEGREE OF SOPHISTICATION IS NOT THE LYNCHPIN. THE LYNCHPIN IS, IS THERE A SUBSTANTIAL TRANSFORMATION INTO AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SUBSTANCE? BUTT BUTT BUTT FRENCH SLAUGHTER/COKE'S ATTORNEY: THOSE ELEMENTS, NONE OF WHICH WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WATER, ARE BEVERAGES, THROUGH THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS, TAKE THOSE RAW MATERIALS .... AND TURN THEM INTO A SERIES OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS THAT ARE THE MOST RECOGNIZED, THE MOST DISTINCTIVE ... CONSUMER PRODUCT IN THE WORLD TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Buck Heartwell/Botetourt Co. Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-French Slaughter/Coca-Cola Attorney; :19]
[RUNS=:38]
[OUT Q=the world today.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Botetourt County judge is not expected to rule for several weeks.
Coca Cola also has lawsuits pending in Roanoke, Roanoke county, Buena Vista, Covington, and Alleghany County.
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[E-Implant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-82 TC01:47]
[GRAPHIC=Health Generic]


A new electronic device that fits around the ear to help restore hearing to the totally deaf is being tested by the Food and Drug Administration.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC; ]

Until that's approved a larger version of the same cochlear implant is helping 12 year old Bryce Riddle hear. Doctor Vincent Carrasco operated on Riddle in October. Now the Auburn Middle School sixth grader is undergoing therapy with his new auditory prothesis.
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[SOT ub 16 44 21]
[IN Q=But what is]

((DR. VINCENT CARRASCO/OTOLOGIST: BUT WHAT IS CHANGING IS THE SOFTWARE, THE ABILITY TO PROGRAM THE IMPLANT IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS AND THAT'S THE TRUE ADVANCE WITH THE MODERN COCHLEAR IMPLANT, IS THAT IT ALLOWS FLEXIBILITY FOR PROGRAMMING.)) ((GARY RIDDLE/BRYCE'S DAD: IN THE FUTURE BEFORE BRYCE IS OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE CHILDREN WE SHOULD HAVE GENETIC COUNSELING DONE TO DETERMINE IF IT IS HEREDITARY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Vincent Carrasco/Otologist; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gary Riddle/Bryce's Father; :13]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=is hereditary.]
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[VO NAT]
Doctors are unable to determine what caused Bryce's deafness.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, there's good news for people on aspirin therapy.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( GOOD MORNING.
IMPORTANT NEWS OUT TODAY FOR PEOPLE WHO TAKE ASPIRIN TO PREVENT HEART ATTACKS AND STROKES.
VT=VO

((vo))
THERE HAS LONG BEEN CONCERN FOR PATIENTS ON ASPIRIN THERAPY... BECAUSE THEY HAVE A HIGHER CHANCE OF SUFFERING A BRAIN HEMORRHAGE.
BUT RESEARCHERS AT TULANE UNIVERSITY EXAMINED THOUSANDS OF CASES.. AND FOUND THAT THE BENEFITS OF ASPIRIN GREATLY OUTWEIGHED THE RISKS.
HOWEVER, PATIENTS MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP INTERNAL BLEEDING ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION WHEN TAKING THE PILLS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A NEW TEST FOR CERVICAL CANCER IS SHOWING AMAZING PROMISE.
BRITISH SCIENTISTS SAY THEY'VE COME UP WITH A WAY TO MARK CERVICAL CANCER CELLS WITH A SPECIAL DYE.. BY ATTRACTING PROTEIN MOLECULES ONLY IN THOSE CELLS.
THE TEST IS DESIGNED TO BE USED WITH A NORMAL PAP SMEAR.
PRELIMINARY STUDIES HAVE SHOWN IT TO BE EXTRMELY ACCURATE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND CALIFORNIA BARTENDERS SEEM TO BE BREATHING A LITTLE BIT EASIER... NOW THAT A STATE LAW BANS SMOKING IN BARS.
A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION FOUND THE BARTENDERS BEGAN HAVING HEALTHIER LUNGS... IN AS LITTLE AS TWO MONTHS AFTER THE SMOKING BAN WENT INTO EFFECT LAST JANUARY.
RESEARCHERS SAY THE ELIMINATION OF SECOND-HAND SMOKE REDUCED THE BARTENDERS' LONG-TERM RISK FOR LUNG CANCER.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Two-Steve]


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


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



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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[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 House Judiciary Committee will hear from more witnesses today in day two of the White House effort to stave off impeachment.
A second wave of lawyers, professors and former government officials will testify on President Clinton's behalf in an effort to show the president has bipartisan support.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Investigators have cleared Roanoke police of any wrongdoing in the death of a drug suspect.
But the family of Derek Poindexter is proceeding with legal action and held a vigil in Poindexter's memory last night.
An autospy revealed it was cocaine not pepper spray that ended the 34 year old's life.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


Human error is to blame for a citywide blackout that affected almost a million people in the San Francisco Bay area yesterday.
The seven hour blackout halted trains, cars, and even planes from getting to their destinations.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday December 9th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-impeachment]


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


President Clinton's defense team will come out fighting again today making its case against impeachment.
During yesterday's eleven-hour session before the House Judiciary Committee, Mr. Clinton's lawyers and defenders claimed he did not lie under oath about his affair with Monica Lewinsky.
They said his actions may have been morally wrong... but not worthy of losing the highest office in the land.
Lee Cowan has more from Washington.
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[SOT]

[5:00:-pkg]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Rob Wexler/(D) Florida; :19]
[SUPER=01-Richard Ben-Veniste/Watergate Task Force; :38 QUICK!!! ]
[SUPER=01-Greg Craig/White House Special Counsel; :52]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Ackerman/Yale University; 1:11 ]
[SUPER=01-Liz Holtzman/Former NY Congresswoman; 1:25]
[SUPER=01-Steve Chabot/(R) Ohio; 1:49 ]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 2:12]
[RUNS=2:27]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.]

(((( NAT ))
AN EXHAUSTING DAY SPENT TAKING AN EXHAUSTIVE LOOK AT THE STANDARDS OF IMPEACHMENT ENDED LATE LAST NIGHT MUCH AS IT STARTED - WITH ANOTHER PANEL - ANOTHER SET OF WITNESSES - ANOTHER CHANCE TO DRIVE HOME THE PRESIDENT'S POINT.

(( SOT: REP. ROB WEXLER/(D) FLORIDA ))
(( SOT: RICHARD BEN-VENISTE/CHIEF-WATERGATE TASK FORCE))


IT HAD STARTED NEARLY HALF A DAY EARLIER - WHEN A LESS WEARY, LESS BLEARY-EYED WHITE HOUSE SPECIAL COUNSEL SUMMED UP THE PRESIDENT'S CASE IN ONE CONTRITE SENTENCE.

(( SUPER: GREG CRAIG//WH SPECIAL COUNSEL )) (( SOT AT 10:20:34 ))

"Just as no fancy language can obscure the simple fact that what the President did was morally wrong, no amount of rhetoric can change the legal reality that there are no grounds for impeachment.
AND A PARADE OF WITNESSES BACKED HIM UP - FROM CONSTITUTIONAL LAW EXPERTS.

(( SOT: PROF. BRUCE ACKERMAN/YALE UNIVERSITY ))


TO FORMER LAWMAKERS FROM THE NIXON ERA--

(( SOT: LIZ HOLTZMAN/(D) FORMER NY CONGRESSWOMAN))


IN THE END, THERE WERE FEW NEW ARGUMENTS, AND NO NEW FACTS OR EVIDENCE PRESENTED TO DEFEND THE PRESIDENT.

(( SOT: STEVE CHABOT/(R) OHIO ))


BUT IN A 200 PAGE REBUTTAL RELEASED BY THE WHITE HOUSE LATE LAST NIGHT, THE PRESIDENT ATTACKED KEN STARR'S CASE AS "DECEPTIVELY ONE SIDED." AT THE SAME TIME, HOWEVER, HE USED THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUSH THE NOTION YET AGAGIN, THAT WHILE THE PRESIDENT WILL NOT ADMIT TO PERJURY, HE REMAINS PROFOUNDLY CONTRITE.
(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS )) "An intense lobbying effort in underway this week to help sway some two dozen House Republicans who may vote against impeachment. If the White House doesn't think it has enough votes to make a difference by this weekend, it may re-think the idea of having the President address the nation one more time. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington."))

[E-Va-Impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-71 TC54:37]
[GRAPHIC=Imepachment Inquiry]


Western Virginia's Congressmen were at the center of the impeachment debate yesterday in Washington.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC]


Ninth District Democrat Rick Boucher said he was concerned that members of the House might approve articles of impeachment without considering the potential harm to the nation.
But sixth District Republican Bob Goodlatte disputed the suggestion that the allegations involving Bill Clinton do not rise to the same level as those of Watergate.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Should members consider]

((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D- NINTH DISTRICT: SHOULD MEMBERS CONSIDER THE DIVISIVENESS AND THE POLARIZATION THAT WILL OCCUR PENDING A SENATE TRIAL AND DURING THE TRIAL IN THE SENATE? SHOULD THEY CONSIDER THAT FOR MONTHS THE CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT WILL BE DIVERTED FROM THE REAL BUSINESS OF THIS NATION?)) ((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: AND I THINK UPHOLDING THE RULE OF LAW AND STANDING UP FOR HONESTY AND TRUTH IN OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM IS A VERY, VERY SERIOUS MATTER THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT.))
[SUPER=@Boucher; :00]
[SUPER=@Goodlatte; :16]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=are very concerned about.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The committee could begin considering articles of impeachment on Thursday.

[Poindexter]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-62 1:47:44]
[GRAPHIC=Derek Poindexter]


A report that cocaine, not pepper spray caused Derek Poindexter's death during his arrest in October isn't stopping his family from speaking out.
They held a vigil in his memory last night.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=this is not]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :01]
[SUPER=01-Carrie Dulin/Poindexter's Mother; :16]
[SUPER=01-Benjamin Poindexter/Poindexter's Brother; :40]
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffery/NAACP; 1:02]
[SUPER=@eric1; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7.]


((This is not the way Carrie Dulin expected to mark her son's 35th birthday. A candle light vigil, remembering his death.
A death the medical examiner and commonwealth's attorney say was caused by one thing only... a cocaine overdose.

[SOT 02:30:00]

[IN Q:I have no comment] ((CARRIE DULIN/POINDEXTER'S MOTHER; I HAVE NO COMMENT ON WHAT THE MEDICAL EXAMINER SAID, I HAVE NO COMMENT ON WHAT THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY SAID, MY CONCERN IS, WAS MY SON SERVED JUSTICE )) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=son served justice]



Family members seem to be focusing, NOT on what KILLED poindexter, but what started the whole incident... a traffic stop.

[SOT 02:32:52]
[IN Q=it should be]

((BENJAMIN POINDEXTER/POINDEXTER'S BROTHER; IT SHOULD BE WHETHER OR NOT THERE WAS A JUST, ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP, A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP WOULD HAVE BEEN THE DRIVER OF THE CAR BEING PULLED OUT OF THE CAR BEING PULLED OUT INITIALLY, AND THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=didn't happen]



[SOT 02:29:04]
[IN Q=why was ]

((CARRIE DULIN/POINDEXTER'S MOTHER; WHY WAS DEREK EVER ASKED TO GET OUT OF THE VEHICLE, HE WASN'T DRIVING.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=wasn't driving]



N-double-ACP president Martin Jefferies questions the accuracy of the medical examiner's report.

[SOT 2:38:27]
[IN Q=I think at the]

((MARTIN JEFFERY/NAACP; I THINK AT THE VERY LEAST, THERE'S A RELUCTANCE ON THE PART OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING SURE THAT DEREK POINDEXTER, EVEN IN POLICE CUSTODY, HAD HIS CIVIL RIGHTS PROTECTED, THERE'S A RELUCTANCE ON THEIR PART TO INCRIMINATE THEMSELVES AND POSSIBLY OTHERS.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=possible others]



Commonwealth's attorney Don Caldwell says there are clear indications that Poindexter used cocaine in the past, knowing he had a heart condition.
As for the traffic stop, Caldwell's report says the car was stopped for driving without headlights. Poindexter was asked to get out of the car when an officer saw what he believed to be crack cocaine, on the floorboard on his side of the car.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

[E-Extradition]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=KHu]
[TAPE#98-72 1:00:28]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A fugitive from Martinsville will be back in Virginia to face the music, more than two decades after he escaped.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Livonia, MI;]


A judge in Michigan has ordered the extradition of Alfred Martin.
Martin was convicted 24-years ago of selling 10-dollars worth of marijuana. He was sentenced to serve one year at the city farm.
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[SOT 21:34:25]
[IN Q=I didn't do]

((I DIDN'T DO WHAT THEY SAID I DID IN THE FIRST PLACE. I DIDN'T DO IT.))
[SUPER=07-Alfred Martin]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=didn't do it.]
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[v-o-NAT SOT]


Martin walked away from the prison farm the day after he was locked up.
He ended up in Michigan with his own business and three children.
The Michigan judge has granted a 24-hour stay of the extradition so Martin's attorneys can appeal.
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[E-American-Chemical]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-64 1:35:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It used to be one of the most recognizable pieces of downtown Roanoke.
It's not orange anymore, but it might soon be the city's hottest nightspot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The man who bought the old American Chemical building wants to turn it into an entertainment center, featuring an upscale restaurant and a sports bar.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The building is more than a hundred years old.
A Vinton man bought it, painted it and put in new windows.
But Calvin Powers said the place still needs a lot of work.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:25]
[IN Q=it needs]

((POWERS: IT NEEDS TO BE REMODELED COMPLETELY INSIDE. THE OUTSIDE IS PRACTIALY FINISHED UP, INCLUDING A PARKING LOT THAT HOLDS ABOUT A HUNDRED CARS NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Calvin Powers/Building Owner;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=CARS NOW]
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[VO-NAT]


Powers said one thing that makes the building unique is:
It's supported entirely by wooden beams and not steel.
He expects to have it leased within a year.
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-9]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


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

[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=01-Mary Veverka/Professional Storyteller; :14]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :34]
[SUPER=01-Gary Mitchell/Teen Outreach; :21]
[SUPER=01-April Murray/Teen Outreach; :43]
[SUPER=01-Josh Walton/Teen Outreach; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Cheri Hartman/Teen Outreach Director; 1:26]
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[OUT Q=to be entertainers]


[Steve Live]

[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:storyteller))

[power-outage]


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


The death of an elderly woman in San Francisco is being linked to a blackout that left nearly one million without power.
Police say the woman was struck and killed by a truck yeserday at an intersection without an operating traffic light.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]


A construction crew's mistake caused the seven hour blackout.
The regional electric Company says a construction crew forgot to remove the ground wire after completing maintenance work on a substation switchboard.
That caused a blowout.
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[SOT]

[4:04:11-32]
[IN Q=WE ASSUME THAT]

((WILLIE BROWN/MAYOR:WE ASSUME THAT YOU WOULD HAVE SOME SYSTEM...THEY NEED IT IN PLACE. ))
[SUPER=01-Willie Brown/San Francisco Mayor;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=THEY NEED IT IN PLACE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Office workers were trapped in high-rise elevators.
Trains and the city's famous cable cars were halted.
And the airport had to divert incoming planes.
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[E-City-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-75 1:24:56]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal]


The Lynchburg Hillcats will be playing ball at an improved City Stadium.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Council voted to appropriate 300- thousand dollars for design work on improvements to City Stadium.
Officials say updating the old ballpark will help keep minor league baseball in the Hill City.
(/////SOT/////)
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[IN Q=Professional baseball]

((CALVIN FALWELL/LYNCHBURG BASEBALL CORP.: PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL HAS BEEN IN LYNCHBURG SINCE 1902, ONE OF THE OLDEST CITIES IN THE COUNTRY AND WE JUST WANT TO CONTINUE IT HERE. WE THINK IT MEANS A LOT TO THE COMMUNITY AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE IT MEANS A LOT TO THEM AND WE JUST WANT TO DO OUR BEST TO KEEP IT.. IT'S BEEN IN THE CAROLINA LEAGUE SINCE 1966.. SO WE JUST WANT TO KEEP BASEBALL IN LYNCHBURG.))
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Council last night also finalized a 500- thousand dollar appropriation to Lynchburg United Soccer.
The group is trying to raise money to build a new multi- field soccer complex for central Virginia.
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A state Department of Education review team has wrapped up its visit to the Lynchburg city school system.
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The five- member panel was in town this week to investigate claims of racism in the city schools.
Months of meetings between school officials and a concerned citizens committee produced few results.
School officials hope having an independent investigation will make the difference.
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((ELLEN NYGAARD/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE HAD FELT THAT WE WERE AT A STALEMATE WITH SOME OF OUR CITIZEN GROUPS AND WE REALLY WANTED TO MOVE FORWARD SO WE LOOK AT THIS AS THE NEUTRAL PERSON COMING IN AND THE EXPERTS WHO CAN HELP US LOOK AT ALL PARTS OF OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM AND COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER AND MAYBE WITH SOME REALLY GOOD IDEAS AS TO HOW WE CAN MOVE FORWARD.))
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The review team expects to issue its findings by late January.
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In sports, Leslie Ballard's nine 3-pointers lead the Highlanders over V-C-U.
Mike Stevens has highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Alfred Martin will return to Virginia, more than two decades after his escape.
A Michigan judge ordered Martin's extradition yesterday.
24 years ago, he was convicted of selling ten dollars worth of marijuana in Martinsville.
He was sentenced to serve time on the city farm, but walked away from the facility.
The judge ordered a 24 hour stay so Martin can appeal the decision.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


300-thousand dollars in improvements are on the way to Lynchburg's City Stadium.
City council approved the project last night.
Officials say updating the old ballpark will help keep minor-league baseball in the Hill City.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


It may not be orange any more, but the owner of the old American Chemical building hopes Roanokers will keep an eye on the place.
Calvin Powers says he wants to turn the more than 100-year old building into a nightspot-- complete with upscale restaurant and sportsbar.
That could happen within a year.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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