[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]

House prosecutors start presenting their case against President Clinton today.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]

And Governor Gilmore says he'll consider speeding up a proposed food tax cut.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


We've had the clouds rolling in for the last 24 hours, now we're starting to see some rain developing.
Our temperatures stay mild as a cold front stalls out over the region.
Today's outlook..plus a peek ahead at the weekend, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[IMPEACHMENT]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Senate Trial]


Armed with mountains of evidence, House prosecutors today begin laying out their impeachment case against President Clinton in the Senate.
Mr. Clinton stands accused of perjury and obstruction of justice in the first presidential impeachment in more than 130 years.
Maureen Maher reports.
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[SOT]

[4:31:22]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Byron Dorgan/(D) North Dakota; :27]
[SUPER=01-Trent Lott/Senate Majority Leader; 1:29]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; 2:00]
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[OUT Q=cbs news washington ]

(( In the early afternoon, it all begins. The historic impeachment trial of President Clinton gets underway in the Senate.
Yesterday, House investigators delivered a caravan of evidence to the Senate.box after box of depositions.tape recordings of Linda Tripp's phone calls and reams of other evidence. It all seemed overwhelming to the Senators, now sworn jurors.

(SOT Sen. Byron Dorgan/D-ND)


We don't quite know how it's going to unfold. But I know this: my constituents and the American people don't wanna spend, don't want us to spend the next four to five months in a Senate trial."
Earlier Wednesday Mister Clinton spoke out for the first time since his impeachment. He suggested to reporters that the charges of impeachment and obstruction of justice should not force him from office.
(SOT: Clinton)

"I think they would like it if somebody up here were putting their interests first, business first, and I think that is what they expect me to do. They know the Senate has a job to do and they expect them to do it."
Several House members got a tour of the Senate chamber, in anticipation of today's start of the trial.
(GRAPHIC)

They also filed legal papers that said the "two charges of perjury and obstruction of justice that grew out of his relationship with Monica Lewinsky..warrant conviction, removal from office and disqualification from holding further office of President William Jefferson Clinton."
(GRAPHIC OUT)

A half dozen or so Republicans are believed to be so-called swing votes as to how long the trial will go. Majority Leader Trent Lott still isn't sure how long the debate will last.

(Sen. Trent Lott/Senate Majority Leader)

16:17:30:03 I THINK WE GET TOO CAUGHT UP IN THE DETAILS. MY ONLY QUESTION IS--WHAT DO WE NEED TO KNOW HEAR OR SEE-- TO REACH A THOUGHTFUL, EDUCATED JUDGEMENT. HOW CAN I CAST A VOTE ON ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AND FEEL SATISFIED THAT I HEARD ALL I NEEDED TO HEAR OR SEE TO MAKE THAT JUDGEMENT. IF IT MEANS HAVING WITNESSES-- I THINK WE OUGHT TO DO IT. IF IT DOESN'T-- IF WE DON'T NEED 'EM-- WE SHOULDN'T HAVE 'EM.)) [Governor-Speech]
[anchor=Kimberly]
[writer=jda]
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[tape=99-03]
[graphic=State of the commonwealth]


Lawmakers in Virginia prepare to spend a billion dollar state surplus.
Governor Jim Gilmore is proposing a cut in the sales tax on food.
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Richmond/Last Night;]

[speech footage]
Gilmore delivered his State of the Commonwealth Address last night.
He proposed a phase-out that would cut the food tax in half over four years.
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[SOT]

[about 5 1/2 minutes into speech.]
[IN-Q=It takes more from families]
[super=@Gilmore]
[runs= approx. :15]
[out-q=the food tax simply doesn't make sense.]
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[vo-nat] [VOlvo plant footage]
Gilmore also made two announcements that have special significance for western Virginia.
He proposed the Virginia investment partnership, which he says could bring 13-hundred new jobs to the Volvo truck plant in Pulaski County.
And he pledged to devote half of the proceeds from the tobacco settlement to programs aiding tobacco farmers and workers in Virginia.
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[E-WebCast]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-81 30:26]
[GRAPHIC=Internet]


The governors speech was broadcast live on the World Wide Web for the first time.
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[VO-NAT]


Viewers could log on to the Governor's website and watch the speech on-line.
There was even a combination video-chat room, where people from across the state could listen to the speech, and discuss the issues.
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[E-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=99-4 1:05:54]
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A national N-Double-A-C-P official says the organization has made a ruling on the leadership controversy in the Roanoke Chapter and the decision could be announced today.
National Field Secretary Mark Clack said Martin Jeffrey and Brenda Hale were notified last night.
Yesterday, the past president of the chapter accused Jeffrey is trying to run a scam.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

That's what Reverend Charles Green implied during a radio address yesterday morning on W-T-O-Y. Green was referring to news that an additional complaint had been filed in connection with last November's election. Jeffrey apparently lost to president-elect Brenda Hale by three votes. An initial complaint had been investigated and dismissed by the national branch of the civil rights group.
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[SOT=01:58:28]
[IN Q=HE CAME UP]

((GREEN; HE CAME UP AND SAID THEY WERE GOING TO REVIEW THIS AGAIN WHICH I DON'T BELIEVE.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Charles Green/Past President;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=DON'T BELIEVE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Green says if the decision is reversed, he will take the national group to task. In a phone conversation, Hale said the group needs to put this in the past and go forward.
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[SOT=02:09:55]
[IN Q=WE HAVE SO]

((HALE; WE HAVE SO MUCH EMPHASIS ON THE NEGATIVE....PEOPLE THAT NEED OUR HELP.))
[SUPER=02-Brenda Hale/President-Elect;]
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[OUT Q=NEED OUR HELP.]
[anchor=Kimberly]
[grpahic=none]


Brenda Hale told us she couldn't talk about the decision, and a press release will be issued from the National Office today.
Martin Jeffrey could not be reached for comment.

[E-Coach-Charge]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-80 1:05:54]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Did Hampton Roads Coach John Brophy break the law when he shoved several people during Sunday's game with the Express?
Roanoke's Commonwealth's attorney says he needs to hear more before making a decision.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Sunday;]


Brophy was leaving the ice when he was videotaped shoving civic center event staff and a police officer.. but there is no audio on the tape the Express gave to police.
Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell saw the tape for the first time tonight, and says, without sound, it only tells part of the story.
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[SOT 01:47:31]
[IN Q=from the camera]

((DON CALDWELL/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; FROM THE CAMERA YOU CAN TELL SOME WORDS ARE EXCHANGED IN THE AREA AS THE COACH IS EXITING THE RINK AND GOING INTO THE CORRIDOR TO LEAVE THE MAIN ARENA, SO BASICALLY I NEED TO SIT DOWN AND TALK WITH THE OFFICERS AND FIND OUT WHAT WAS SAID OVER THERE AND SEE WHAT IF ANY ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN))
[SUPER=01-Don Caldwell/Commonwealth's Attorney;]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=should be taken]
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[VO-NAT]


Caldwell commended the officers involved, saying they handled the situation in a very professional manner.
He doesn't expect to make a decision on the matter before Friday.
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[E-Brown]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#99-]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Blacksburg judge convicted a former Virginia Tech football star of driving under the influence of alcohol, last fall.
23- year old Cornell Brown will lose his license for a year, although he can attempt to get a restricted license.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


In court yesterday, a Blacksburg police officer testified Brown appeared drunk the morning he was pulled over for speeding.
His blood alcohol content later registered point- one -oh.
But Brown's attorney says his client, who currently plays for the Baltimore Ravens, was NOT legally drunk that night, that years of playing football contributed to his appearing unsteady on his feet during a field sobriety test.
The judge apparently didn't agree but did indicate he plans to dismiss a second charge of driving on a suspended license.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Cornell ]

((DUTTON OLINGER/BROWN'S ATTORNEY:CORNELL BROWN IS A FINE MAN AND HOPES TO SET AN EXAMPLE. HE HOPES THIS WILL BE A LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR LOTS OF PEOPLE. ))
[SUPER=01-Dutton Olinger/Brown's Attorney; :00]
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[OUT Q=lots of people.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Brown says he hasn't had a drink since the incident and that he's currently enrolled in a counseling program that's

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[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
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[Insurance]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-72]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


Virginia doctors are submitting a plan to the 1999 General Assembly to reform the insurance industry's business practices.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The Medical Society of Virginia is proposing the Fair Business Standards Act. It streamlines and simplifies all transactions between doctors and insurers.
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[SOT ub 08 52 43]
[IN Q=What we are ]

((DR. GEOFF HARTER/MEDICAL SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA: WHAT WE ARE ENCOUNTERING NOW IS HAVING TO TALK WITH PATIENTS AND SAY, WELL YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY HAD SAID IT'S ALL RIGHT AND NOW THEY'VE CHANGED THEIR MIND AND THEY END UP BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR SIGNIFICANT BILLS, NOW THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN EVERYDAY, BUT IT'S A COMMON ENOUGH PROBLEM THAT IT REALLY DOES CONCERN US.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Geoff Harter/Medical Society of Virginia; ]
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[OUT Q=does concern us.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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M-S-V Delegates say the resolution would cover every health insurance company in the state.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, doctors recommend taking calcium supplements to prevent colon cancer.
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=1:06]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


(( DOCTORS NOW HAVE CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE THAT THE RADICAL PROCEDURE OF SURGICALLY REMOVING BOTH BREASTS... DRASTICALLY REDUCES THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER FOR HIGH RISK PATIENTS.

VT=VO


RESEARCHERS AT THE MAYO CLINIC WERE THE FIRST TO SYSTEMATICALLY STUDY THE BENEFITS OF THE PROCEURE KNOWN AS PROPHYLACTIC MASTECTOMY.
THE RESULTS SHOW THE BREAST CANCER DEATH RATE CUT BY UP TO 90 PERCENT IN WOMEN KNOWN TO BE AT HIGH RISK FOR BREAST CANCER.

VT=VO


DOCTORS STUDYING COLON CANCER NOW RECCOMEND CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS TO PREVENT THAT DEADLY DISEASE.
A FOUR YEAR STUDY FOUND THAT 12 HUNDRED MILLIGRAMS A DAY OF CALCIUM WAS EFFECTIVE IN PREVENTING POLYPS FROM RETURNING.
POLYPS OFTEN DEVELOP INTO COLON CANCER.
RESEARCHERS CAUTION WOMEN WITH A HISTORY OF KIDNEY STONES TO AVOID CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS.
(MIKA)
ONCAM=MIKA


AND A CORRECTION FROM THE U-S CENTERS FOR DISEASE AND PREVENTION...
THE AGENCY HAS WITHDRAWN ITS CLAIM THAT SUICIDE RATES CLIMB AFTER NATURAL DISASTERS LIKE TORNADOES AND HURRICANES.
OFFICIALS SAY THE RESULTS WERE SKEWED BECAUSE A COMPUTER GLITCH DOUBLED THE AMOUNT OF SUICIDES FOR ONE YEAR.
THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[On Record]
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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]

House prosecutors start making their case in President Clinton's impeachment trial in the Senate today.
The managers don't know yet whether senators will let them call witnesses, but Monica Lewinsky has already turned down a House request to be interviewed.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Governor Gilmore delivered his annual State of the Commonwealth speech last night as the 1999 General Assembly opened.
Gilmore said he'll consider speeding up a proposed food tax cut.
But adds it will have to be done responsibly, meaning it can't endanger his phase-out of car taxes.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And A sad twist to a fiery U-S military plane crash last night that killed four crew members in Germany.
Military officials say the four men were all due to return home to Washington state Friday.
The crew was in Germany to support refueling missions of NATO reconnaissance planes.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, January 14th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-IMPEACHMENT]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Senate Trial]


The U-S Senate today begins the formidable task of deciding President Clinton's political fate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


The historic impeachment trial gets underway with house prosecutors.. armed with mountains of evidence.. presenting their opening arguments.
At the White House, President Clinton spoke out for the first time since his impeachment.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( MR. CLINTON:"I THINK THEY WOULD LIKE IT IF SOMEBODY UP HERE WERE PUTTING THEIR INTERESTS FIRST, BUSINESS FIRST, AND I THINK THAT IS WHAT THEY EXPECT ME TO DO. THEY KNOW THE SENATE HAS A JOB TO DO AND THEY EXPECT THEM TO DO IT." ))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=them to do it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mister Clinton stands accused of perjury and obstruction of justice in the first presidential impeachment trial since 18-68.
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[2-Governor-Speech]
[anchor= Kimberly]
[writer=jda]
[newscast=mornin']
[tape=99-3]
[graphic=state of the commonwealth]



Governor Jim Gilmore is proposing a cut in the sales tax on food. That was one of many proposals he made in his State of the Commonwealth speech.
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Richmond/Last Night;]

[speech footage]
Gilmore delivered his State of the Commonwealth Address last night.
He proposed a phase-out that would cut the food tax in half over four years.
(////////SOT////////)
[SOT]

[about 5 1/2 minutes into speech.]
[IN-Q=It takes more from families]
[super=@Gilmore]
[runs= approx. :15]
[out-q=the food tax simply doesn't make sense.]
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[vo-nat] [VOlvo plant footage]
Gilmore also made two announcements that have special significance for western Virginia.
He proposed the Virginia investment partnership, which he says could bring 13-hundred new jobs to the Volvo truck plant in Pulaski County.
And he pledged to devote half of the proceeds from the tobacco settlement to programs aiding tobacco farmers and workers in Virginia.
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[E-Puckett]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-75 1:56:28]
[GRAPHIC=Va Capitol]


There will be a new Southwest Virginia face in the State Senate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Phillip Puckett was sworn in yesterday after he was elected in a special election in December.
Former Senator Jack Reasor showed up to help pass the torch.
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[SOT 39:27]
[IN Q=Let me ]

((SEN. PHILLIP PUCKETT/D-RUSSELL CO.: LET ME JUST SAY THAT IT IS A REAL HONOR TO BE HERE TODAY AND I WANT TO THANK MY LORD FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE A PART OF THE VIRGINIA STATE SENATE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Phillip Puckett/(D) Russell Co.;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=state senate.]
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[VO-NAT]


Puckett's election will NOT change the balance of power, because both he and Reasor are Democrats.
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[E-Body-Found]


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


State police don't know what killed a man whose body was found in the Millboro area of Bath County.
Forest Service workers found 63-year-old Joseph Hugh White of Deerfield dead in his pick-up around 1 o'clock yesterday.
The state medical examiner should determine White's cause of death, but for now, police say they DON'T have reason to suspect foul play.

[E-Student-Gun]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-77 40:31]
[GRAPHIC=Weapons in School]


The Martinsville School Board will decide today if a 13-year old student should be suspended for a year for bringing a handgun to school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


The boy already faces criminal charges for the incident that happened last week at the high school.
The student was participating in wrestling practice there, when a bullet fell out of his pocket.
The coach then found the .45 caliber gun hidden in a closet.
The superintendent says schools do use hand-held metal detectors if they suspect a student has a gun.
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[SOT 7:49-8:10]
[IN Q=We do not]

((IRA TROLLINGER: WE DO NOT HAVE KIDS WALK THROUGH METAL DETECTORS EVERY DAY AS THEY ENTER SCHOOL. WE TALKED ABOUT THAT AND CONCLUDED IF YOUNGSTERS WANTED TO GET WEAPONS ON THE SCHOOL PROPERTY THEY WOULD FIND A WAY GET AROUND THAT, AND WE DIDN'T WANT TO GIVE THEM THE IDEA THAT THEY WERE ENTERING A PRISON TYPE ATMOSPHERE.))
[SUPER=01-Ira Trollinger/Martinsville Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=prison type atmosphere.]
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[ANCHOR=]
[SS=none]


The boy told police the gun belonged to his mother.
School officials aren't sure why the boy brought the gun to school.


[PLANE-CRASH]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=plane crash]


A U-S military refueling plane has gone down in Germany killing all four on board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Geilenkirchen, Germany;]

[4:12:28]
The Air Force says the K-C 1-3-5 crashed and burst into flames last night as it was making its final landing approach.
The plane was attached to the Washington Air National Guard, based at Fairchild Air Force Base.
It had been sent to Germany to support refueling missions of NATO reconnaissance planes.
The four crew members were all due to return home to Washington state tomorrow.
A NATO team is at the crash site to investigate.
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[REFINERY-EXPLOSION]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


Three people have been killed in a oil refinery explosion in southern Arkansas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smackover, AR;]

[4:14 ]
It happened as some workers at the refinery were on a naphtha (NAF-tha) tank valve.
Naphtha is a colorless, volatile petroleum distillate, unsually an intermediate product between gasoline and benzine.
It's used as a solvent.
A lawyer for the refinery says the explosion happened in an area where welding was being done, but the cause of the blast isn't yet known.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[On Record]
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[Cressell]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=98-75 46:47]
[GRAPHIC=Cressell]


A judge will decide tomorrow on whether to follow a jury's recommendation and sentance Emmett Cressell Jr. to life in prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence]


Cressell was convicted in November of first degree murder for the burning and beheading death of Garnett Johnson.
Cressell's lawyer has said that he will ask the judge to overturn the conviction. If that does not work, the case will be appealed on the grounds that the trial should have been moved out of Grayson County.
Co-defendent Louis Ceperano pleaded guilty to the crime in May and is currently serving a life sentence.[E-Deck-Wal

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It was a packed house as customers gathered for the final sale at a Roanoke Art shop.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Over 100 people packed Deck the Walls for its final liquidation sale that ended at nine. Auctioneers sold off the remaining artwork in the store that filed for bankruptcy last November. One of the best steals of the night -- a piece valued at 9-hundred dollars went for just 50 bucks. The store's owner HAD hoped Christmas sales would pull the store out of the slump, but mall officials evicted her right after bankruptcy was filed.
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[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]


Governor Jim Gilmore delivered the State of The Commonwealth speech last night.
He has proposed a phase out that would cut the food tax in half over the next four years.
Gilmore also proposed the Virginia investment partnership which could bring 13-hundred new jobs to the Volvo truck plant in Pulaski County.
And good news to Tobacco farmers. The governor pledged half of the proceeds from the tobacco settlement to programs aiding farmers.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The Martinsville school board will decide today if a 13 year old student should be suspended for bringing a handgun to school.
The student was participating in wrestling practice there, when a bullet fell out of his pocket.
The coach then found the .45 caliber gun hidden in a closet.
The boy already faces criminal charges for the incident that happened last week at the high school.
School officials aren't sure why the boy brought the gun to school.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A judge will decide tomorrow on whether to follow a jury's recommendation and sentence Emmett Cresell to life in Prison.
Cressell was convicted in November of first degree murder for the burning and later beheading death of Garnett Johnson.
Cressell's lawyer has said that he will ask the judge to overturn the conviction. If that does not work, the case will be appealed on the grounds that the trail should have been moved out of Grayson County.
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