[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


It could all be over today-- The impeachment trial heads into its final hours.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


But the troubles for Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode may just be getting started.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Another day of potential record highs, with temperatures climbing well into the mid 60s today.
Showers are on the horizon by late tonight, as a vigorous cold front makes its way in from the Rockies.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-PULASKI-NEEDLE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THA]
[TAPE#=98-73 1:57:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Wythe County investigators are still trying to figure out who dropped two hypodermic needles inside a mail slot at the post office in Speedwell.
A third was dropped inside the night deposit box at a nearby bank.
Investigators say all were discovered yesterday morning and that no one was injured.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski]


But that wasn't the case in Pulaski where two people were punctured by needles Tuesday afternoon.
A woman was pricked by a needle when she stuck her finger inside the coin return at a pay phone at Walmart.
A similar incident happened to a man using a pay phone at the Pulaski County courthouse.
Both were treated at Pulaski Community hospital.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q= I'M SURE]

((HERB COOLEY/PULASKI POLICE CHIEF: I'M SURE THEY'RE TERRORIZED AS I KNOW I'D BE, BECAUSE AT THIS POINT WE DON'T KNOW IF THE NEEDLES WERE DIRTY OR CLEAN.))
[SUPER=01-Herb Cooley/Pulaski Police Chief; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=dirty or clean.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Pulaski officer initially working the case did NOT hang onto the needles but Cooley hopes to get them back so they can be sent to a lab for analysis.
At this point, Pulaski police say they don't have any suspects.
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[E-Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-3 TC 41:49]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


After a tough battle, firefighters contained a blaze that threatened three homes on Porter Mountain in Bedford County last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night;]


It could have been much worse.
As the fire burned toward Porter Mountain Road, a small group of Blue Ridge firefighters, armed only with small low-pressure hoses, fought to keep the flames from jumping across the road and burning toward more houses.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It was pretty intense]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Boyette/Blue Ridge Fire Department]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=doing much]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But it was enough, with only seconds to spare, a tanker arrived.
Its high pressure hoses were able to beat the flames back.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=keeping it from jumping]
[SUPER=01-Chief John Dooley/Blue Ridge Fire Department]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=our hands full]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The fire burned about ten acres, and came within 20 feet of 3 houses.
They're still trying to find out what started it.
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[5-81-Patrols]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=598-40 1:09:07]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Speed Patrol]


In the wake of several recent accidents, Governor Jim Gilmore has ordered a State Police crackdown on unsafe driving on Interstate 81.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm not]

((COL. WAYNE HUGGINS/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: I'M NOT PREPARED TO SAY THAT TRUCKERS ARE THE PROBLEMS OR AUTOMOBILES ARE THE PROBLEM. THE FACT IS THAT THIS IS A SOCIETAL PROBLEM. AND I DON'T THINK THE POINT SHOULD BE BLAMING. WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO IS WE'RE GONNA LOOK FOR THE BAD DRIVER, THE FLAGRANT DRIVING BEHAVIOR. AND WHETHER THAT PERSON IS DRIVING A CAR, OR WHETHER THEY'RE DRIVING A BUS, OR A TRACTOR TRAILER, WE'RE GONNA TAKE AGGRESSIVE ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS. IT'S AS SIMPLE AS THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Wayne Huggins/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=simple as that.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The Governor's directive includes 50 more troopers patrolling 81, assistance from state police aircraft, more safety signs, and an aggressive driver education campaign.
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[impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Senate Trial]


Senators return for another day of deliberations in the president's impeachment trial... this, as the number of "nay" votes grows.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Yesterday;]


Yesterday, three Republican Senators said they would vote against both articles of impeachment...
And it's expected more Republicans will follow suit.
Despite the fact that just about every Senator seems to be taking their time voicing the inevitable, the senate majority leader is still hoping to take the final vote by the end of the day.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If we still have speeches.]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Majority Leader]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=to begin to talk about that goal.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Democratic drive to censure President Clinton appears to be sputtering because of Republican opposition.
But Connecticut Democrat Joseph Lieberman says if the G-O-P does stop efforts to force a censure vote, supporters might simply draft a declaration condemning the president's behavior and circulate it for Senators to sign.
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[WYNETTE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The late country singer Tammy Wynette will continue to rest in peace, at least for a while.
While her daughters are pressing for a new autopsy, the Nashville medical examiner says for now, he's not ordering one.
Andrew Colton reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Bruce Levy/Nashville Medical Examiner; :13]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN; HOT CHANGE]
[SUPER=01-Jackie Daly/Wynette's Daughter; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Colton/Reporting; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=cbs News Houston]

((Tammy Wynette herself said her life had been a soap opera, and even from her grave, she dominated the latest episode..as the Nashville medical examiner said her body should NOT be exhumed for autopsy.
sot: Dr. Bruce Levy, Nashville Medical examiner

I can find no evidence that her death was unnatural.
(LOCATOR: NASHVILLE)

The medical examiner's ruling came after Wynette's daughters demanded to know what exactly killed their mother. Wynette's body was found by her fifth husband, George Richey in their Nashville home last April. Dr, Willis Marsh ,Wynette's personal physiscian, flew down from Pittsburgh to pronounce the country music legend dead and listed the cause of death as a blood clot to her brain. An autopsy was never performed.
SOT: Levy

While its true that autopsy is the ultimate gold standard, there is more than enough evidence that blood clots are a reasonable cause of death. Wynette's daughters aren't convinced that their mother died of natural causes and have indicated that they will persue other legal options open to them for obtaining an autopsy.
SOT Jackie Daly, Wynette's Daughter

It's very, very much worth it. It's something I want done, something, my sisters want done, and I believe, something that Mom would wwant done..to know the truth, what happened how she died. During her lifetime Wynette was kidnapped, had a nervous breakdown, was addicted to drugs and married five times. It may have been predictable that Tammy Wynette's death would be complicated too.
nat sot Tammy singing

"Stand by your man...." Andrew Colton, CBS News, Nashville.))

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Rhode Island Rams rally for a fallen teammate.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=later on mornin'.]



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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=spa]
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[GRAPHIC=NONE]


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[5-General-Electric]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=598-39 1:09:14]
[GRAPHIC=General Electric]


General Electric is going back to a full work week, thanks in part to a cutting-edge product developed in Salem.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

[exteriors from 98-53; 1:25:14 -- interiors, AC drive system, award on "new ge" tape]
G-E's hourly workers resume a normal schedule on Monday.
They had planned to work just four days a week during February.
But normally slow first-quarter sales have picked up, and one hot seller is GE's new high-tech drive system.
It was designed by engineers in Salem, who won an internal company award for their team effort.
G-E said its goal is to stabilize the factory's workload, so there's enough work to keep everyone busy at all times of the year.
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[E-Indian-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-2 33:15]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Capitol]


A lapse of sensitivity Tuesday night on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates drew some fire yesterday.
Representatives of the Rappahannock Indian tribe sat in the House gallery Tuesday for 13 hours, waiting for a bill recognizing their tribe to be heard.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Tuesday]


That's when some members of the usually raucous House took it a step too far.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:03:15]
[IN Q=As soon as]

((DEL. VIOLA BASKERVILLE/D-RICHMOND: AS SOON AS THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION WAS CALLED UP, THERE WAS A POUNDING ON THE TOPS OF THE DESKS LIKE TOM TOM DRUMS. TOMAHAWKS SIGNS BEING GIVEN AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Viola Baskerville/(D) Richmond; ]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=given as well.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some delegates routinely break up long floor sessions mimicking the Budweiser frogs on their microphones.
Delegate Baskerville says that's different-- because she never expects frogs to be observing the proceedings from the gallery.

[tobacco-suit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


A California woman with terminal lung cancer sued tobacco company Philip Morris.. and won 51 and a half million dollars in punitive and actual damages.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]


52- year old Patricia Henley claims Philip Morris hooked her on cigarettes when she was a teen-ager and misled her about the dangers of smoking.
Henley has pledged to donate any money she receives to help educate young kids about the dangers of smoking.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I feel wonderful..]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Henley/Plaintiff;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=for the children.]
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[VO-NAT]


Henley says her cancer is in remission.
The tobacco suit is California's first.. since the repeal of a 1987 state law that banned lawsuits by cigarette smokers on the basis that the risks of smoking were well known.
At that time dozens of cases were dismissed.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=it's obviously a...]
[SUPER=01-William Ohlemeyer/Philip Morris ]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=with a case like this.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Richmond-based Philip Morris says it plans on appealing the case.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, transfusions may do more harm than good in some cases.
Jeffrey Kofman has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Kofman/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( DOCTORS QUICK TO ORDER BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS FOR THEIR PATIENTS.. MAY BE MAKING A FATAL MISTAKE.
VT=VO

((vo))
ACCORDING TO A STUDY IN TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE..
CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS WHO WERE GIVEN BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS EARLY ON.. WERE MORE LIKELY TO DIE THAN THOSE WHO RECEIVED LESS AGGRESSIVE TREATMENTS.
YOUNGER AND MODERATELY ILL PATIENTS WERE ALSO MORE LIKELY TO DIE ..IF THEY RECEIVED MORE THAN ONE TRANSFUSION.
DOCTORS THINK THE PROCEDURE MAY BE SUPPRESSING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND CAUSING CIRCULATION PROBLEMS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
NEW EVIDENCE SEEMS TO BACK THOUSANDS OF WOMEN... WHO CLAIM SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS MADE THEM SICK.
HOUSTON RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT HIGH DOSES OF SILICONE KILLED LABORATORY MICE WITHIN A WEEK.
THESE FINDINGS DIFFER FROM A REPORT DONE RECENTLY BY A COURT-APPOINTED PANEL--
IT CONCLUDED THERE WAS NO PROOF THAT SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS MADE PEOPLE SICK.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND WEIGHT-LOSS PROGRAMS HAVE DECIDED IT'S TIME THEY LOSE SOMETHING AS WELL -- THE FAST SELL!
COMPANIES LIKE WEIGHT WATCHERS AND JENNY CRAIG HAVE AGREED TO START PROVIDING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COSTS AND THE RISKS OF DIET PLANS.
THESE FIRMS ALSO PROMISE TO MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR TO CUSTOMERS.. THAT KEEPING THE WEIGHT OFF WON'T BE EASY.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M JEFFREY KOFMAN, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=spa]
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[GRAPHIC=NONE]


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((Archive:Racing)) [2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


Senators will try to wrap up their closed-door deliberations today in President Clinton's impeachment trial.
With little chance for the 67 votes needed to convict, Republicans are now struggling for a simple majority of 51, which some see as a symbolic victory.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The verbal battle between the University of Virginia and one of the families involved in the baby switch at the U-V-A Medical Center.
This as Paula Johnson rejects a two million dollar settlement for the mix up that caused her to leave the hospital with someone elses daughter.
Johnson's lawyer is criticizing the state and the hospital for leaking the details of the proposed settlement.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A Navy demolition team could try again today to set fire to the fuel in a cargo ship grounded off the Oregon coast.
Authorities admit setting the ship ablaze is a desperation move, but they say it might spare local beaches from the tar-like fuel remaining inside the ship.
The ship ran aground a week ago.
Since then three of its five fuel tanks have ruptured.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday February 11.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Senate Trial]


Senators will close the doors for a third and possibly final time today, deliberating the articles of impeachment against President Clinton.
Republican leaders want to reach a verdict by the end of the day, but the final votes might not come until tomorrow.
Maureen Maher reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Harkin/(D) Iowa; :15]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chaffee/(R) Rhode Island; :31 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Majority Leader; :54]
[SUPER=01-Joe Lockhart/White House Press Secretary; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.]

((IF TAKING THE FINAL SENATE DEBATE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS WAS SUPPOSED TO SPEED UP THE END OF THE TRIAL AND CURTAIL ANY LENGTHY PARTISAN COMMENTARY - IT HAS FAILED.
((SOT/Sen. Tom Harkin/D-IOWA)

"I'm making my statement in public, before I make in private behind those closed doors" YESTERDAY, A PARADE OF SENATORS STEPPED UP TO THE PODIUM OUTSIDE SENATE CHAMBERS -
((SOT/Harkin))

"I will vote not guilty on both charges." NOT SURPRISING COMING FROM A DEMOCRAT - BUT REPUBLICAN SUPPORT APPEARS TO BE WANING, AS WELL.
((SOT/Sen. John Chaffee/R-Rhode Island))


"I will vote to acquitt on both articles."
((SOT/Sen. Arlen Spector//R-PA ))

"The charges, in my judgement, have not been proved" ...AN INDICATION THAT HOUSE MANAGERS WON'T EVEN GET A SIMPLE MAJORITY VOTE IN FAVOR OF EITHER THE IMPEACHMENT ARTICLES. DESPITE THE FACT THAT JUST ABOUT EVERY SENATOR SEEMS TO BE TAKING THEIR TIME VOICING THE INEVITABLE. THE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER IS STILL HOPING TO TAKE THE FINAL VOTE BY THE END OF TODAY..
((sot/Sen. Trent Lott/Senate Majority Leader))

"If we still have speeches and we can't do it then, we will certainly go over to Friday, but I think we need to begin to talk about that goal." AND OVERALL EVERYONE IN WASHINGTON AGREES THE GOAL IS TO GET THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL OVER AND DONE WITH. THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS WHEN THAT HAPPENS, THE PRESIDENT WILL MAKE A FORMAL STATEMENT TO THE NATION.
(SOT/JOE LOCKHART/WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY))

"I think the sentiment he'll feel if this moves forward without -- with an acquittal is relief an and anxiousness to continue doing the job that he's been doing.
(STAND-UP) THE ONLY QUESTION REMAINING IS WILL THE PRESIDENT MOVE

FORWARD WITH HISTORY LOOKING BACK AS HIS JUDGE, OR WILL THE 100 SENATORS INITIALLY ASSIGNED TO BE HIS JURY LEAVE ANOTHER LASTING TITLE - AQUITTED, BUT CONDEMNED FOR HIS BEHAVIOR. AT THIS POINT - MOST OF THE SENATE SAYS ANY THOUGHT OF A CENSURE RESOLUTION IS ALL BUT A NOTION OF THE PAST. MM, CBS NEWS - WASHINGTON))

[E-Fifth-District]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-83 42:21]
[GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode]


Virgil Goode voted against President Clinton 70 percent of the time last year, and he voted FOR impeachment.

[graphic=Democratic Party]


At a democratic committee meeting in Lynchburg last night, members said if Goode doesn't change his ways, they won't nominate him for another term.
Some fifth district committee members say they feel like they're supporting a Republican.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Last night representatives from several counties reported Goode has lost the support of democrats, especially African-American democrats.
They passed a resolution expressing deep concern about his voting record, and invited him to meet with the committee and talk about it.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think we did]
[SUPER=01-Carol Black/Bedford Committee Member;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=say from there]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But if Goode will not soften his independent stance, committee members say they can't, in good conscience, nominate him again.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=we are concerned]
[SUPER=01-Carl Eggleston/Committee Chairman]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=lose the seat (TRIPLE OUT!!!)]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Congressman Goode was in his office when we called last night.
He says he'll be happy to meet with the committee and discuss his voting record, which he believes reflects the views and concerns of the people of the fifth district...
He says the president's views on many issues are out of step and harmful to the voters he represents.

[E-Switched-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-74 1:37:14]
[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


It may take years for a lawsuit to get to court, but the war of words is heating up between the University of Virginia and one of the families involved in the baby switch at the U-V-A Medical Center.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville]


Paula Johnson and her attorney have rejected a state offer to settle out of court for two million dollars.
But CYNTHIA Johnson also says it's no coincidence that word of that offer was leaked by the state.. the same day a health department report critical of U-V-A was released.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:14:32]
[IN Q=It was the]

((CYNTHIA JOHNSON/PAULA JOHNSON'S ATTORNEY: IT WAS THE STATE OFFICIAL'S DECISION TO MAKE THIS PUBLIC AND I CAN ONLY CONCLUDE THAT ITS PURPOSE WAS TO DETRACT IN SOME WAY FROM THE EFFECT AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN THE REPORT THAT CAME OUT. THEY'VE KNOWN ABOUT THAT OFFER FOR QUITE A WHILE AND YET THEY CHOSE YESTERDAY TO MAKE IT PUBLIC.))
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Johnson/Paula Johnson's Attorney; :00]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=make it public.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Johnson denied a published report yesterday that she is seeking a 25 million dollar settlement from the state.
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[E-Covington-Bomb]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-76 1:34:09]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Should suspects in a 22-year old murder case be set free?
Some attorneys think so.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lewisburg, WV;]


Robert Vernon Brown, convicted killer Gene Gaylor and former husband and wife Carrol Eugene Humphries and Kitty Abshire Humphries are all charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
Prosecutors believe they were all involved in the 1976 bombing death of Billy Ray Abshire.
But, yesterday defense attorneys claimed the state waited too long to charge them with the crime.
And, they're asking a judge to dismiss the cases.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17.20.18 - 17.20.31]
[IN Q=It's my opinion]

((BARRY BRUCE/GENE GAYLOR'S ATTORNEY: IT'S MY OPINION WITH A PRETRIAL DELAY ISSUE AFTER 22 YEARS WITH ALL THE EVIDENCE BEING AVAILABLE AT LEAST AT THE END OF 1981, THAT IF IT APPLIES, IT APPLIES IN THIS CASE.))
[SUPER=01-Barry Bruce/Gene Gaylor's Attorney;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=it applies in this case.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Prosecutors, meanwhile, claim they're only now able to press charges thanks to recent developments in the case.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Judge James Holiday is expected to rule later this morning on whether the cases should go before a jury.

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[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome Back]
[SUPER=15-Mike/Stevens; :00]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; HOT CHANGE!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Ken Bouchard/Three Stooges Chevy Driver; :52]
[RUNS=2:01]
[OUT Q=for the racing fan.]


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[SHIP-AGROUND]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Navy experts hope for better luck today.. when they try once again to set a cargo ship on fire.. after attempts last night failed.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Coos Bay, OR]


The ship ran aground off the oregon coast last week-- spilling hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil.
Officials want to burn the remaining fuel before it causes any more damage to the environment.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This internal burn...]
[SUPER=01-Gov. John Kitzhaber/(D) Oregon; :00 ( quick)]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Mike Hall/U. S. Coast Guard; :11]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=pristine beaches]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Officials are trying to prevent a major winter storm from breaking up the ship and scattering the oil along a beach.
About four hundred thousand gallons of oil are still on board.
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[5-Tourism]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=598-36 TC2:00:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]

People traveling through Southwest Virginia now have another reason to stop and visit the region.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Ten area hotels and six golf courses have joined the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau for a "Golf Package Program". It's one of the first regional cooperative efforts designed to attract more people to the area.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=01:22:36]
[IN Q=WE FEEL THAT]

((DAVE KJOLHEDE/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; WE FEEL THAT THIS AREA IS SO UNIQUE AND SUCH A WONDERFUL PLACE.....BECAUSE THEY WERE HERE AND ENJOYED IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Kjolhede/Executive Director;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=AND ENJOYED IT.]
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The all-inclusive package will include a choice of accommodations, 18-hole greens and cart fees at package rates--meaning it costs less as a whole than it would for each individual amenity. The counties of Bedford, Franklin, Pulaski and Roanoke and the cities of Roanoke and Salem are taking part in the program.
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In sports, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart will be driving from the pole today at Daytona.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Some Fifth Disctrict Democratic Committee members may not vote to renominate Virgil Goode.
At a meeting in Lynchburg last night, some committee members said they feel like they're supporting a Republican.

If Goode will not soften his independent stance, committee members say they can't, in good conscience, nominate him again.
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The governor is ordering a state police crackdown on Interstate 81.
Governor Gilmore is calling in 50 extra troopers as well as state police aircraft and extra signs.
The actions come after several deadly collisions on the road, many caused by excessive speed.
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Is the state using the switched-babies case to draw attention away from a report critical of the U-V-A Medical Center?
That's what the attorney for one of the mothers thinks.
Cynthia Johnson says it's no coincidence that news of a settlement offer was released by the state the same day the report was released.
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