[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


State police hand out more than a thousand tickets in a weekend crackdown on interstate 81.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And police could soon have one more reason to stop you. A new seatbelt measure is a step closer to becoming law.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clouds will gradually overtake the skies today, as a strong winter storm makes its way eastward from the plains.
Look for light snow to develop tonight...with as much as a couple of inches possible by morning.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-I-81]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-1 43:05]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 More Patrols]


State troopers issued more than one thousand tickets on Interstate 81 Sunday as they cracked down on speeders.
And officials believe the effort is already paying off.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Between Bristol and Winchester, troopers cited more than 17-hundred drivers for speeding and other offenses. That's many times the normal number.
And in some cases, one summons wasn't enough.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:13:25]
[IN Q=They'd get a ticket in one county]

((1ST SGT. FRANK DUFFY/VA. STATE POLICE: THEY'D GET A TICKET IN ONE COUNTY AND THEN GO ON UP THE ROAD AND GET ANOTHER ONE IN ANOTHER COUNTY. IN FACT, THIS HAPPENED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN ABOUT A MILE AND A HALF.))
[SUPER=01-First Sgt. Frank Duffy/State Police;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=about a mile and a half.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


In the wake of Sunday's crackdown, troopers were finding fewer violators.
Meanwhile, the State Police are promising a repeat performance soon, though they aren't saying exactly when.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[S-Seatbelts]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-4 44:37]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE]



[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


A bill that would allow police to stop you for NOT wearing a seat belt squeaked out of a House committee yesterday.


It's estimated that 30-percent of Virginia drivers don't buckle up now-- despite the existing law.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:16:50]
[IN Q=We allow]

((CHRIS LAGOW/AUTO SAFETY LOBBYIST: WE ALLOW PRIMARY ENFORCEMENT OF EVERY OTHER MOTOR VEHICLE INFRACTION IN THE ENTIRE MOTOR VEHICLE CODE, EXCEPT THE ONE THAT WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE.))
[sot 16:19:00 ]

((DEL. JAY KATZEN/R-WARRENTON: I JUST AM AGAINST THE STATE IMPOSING THEMSELVES INTRUSIVELY INTO THE LIVES OF PEOPLE BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THEIR CARS. I JUST BELIEVE THAT GOVERNMENT IS INVOLVED IN TOO MANY THINGS AS IT IS ALREADY. I TRUST VIRGINIANS AND I BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN AND WILL DO THE RIGHT THING.))
[SUPER=01-Chris LaGow/Auto Safety Lobbyist; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jay Katzen/(R) Warrenton; :10]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=right thing.]
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[VO-NAT]


The primary enforcement seatbelt bill now will face the full House-- the first time the bill's made it this far in Virginia.
If it passes, it would take effect in the year 2000.
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[5-Abortion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-4 4:20]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion]


A two year old legislative victory for Virginia abortion opponents is now a court victory.
Without comment yesterday, the U-S Supreme Court refused to hear a court challenge to Virginia's 1997 parental notification law.
The law requires pregnant teens to tell a parent before seeking an abortion-- or allows a judge to approve the abortion if the teen can make a case that she'll face abuse.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; ]


Supporters of the law fought for it for 18 years.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT HOUSE 12:31:18]
[IN Q=This means]

((SEN. RANDY FORBES/R-CHESAPEAKE: THIS MEANS THAT TODAY'S DECISION BY THE SUPREME COURT ENDS THIS CHALLENGE AND ENSURES THAT PARENTAL NOTIFICATION WILL REMAIN THE LAW OF THE LAND, AND THE COMMONWEALTH. MR. PRESIDENT IT ALSO SENDS OUT A MESSAGE REGARDING THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR CITIZENS PERSERVERING IN THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS. AND THAT IF THEY WILL NOT GIVE UP, THEY WILL MAKE A LASTING IMPRINT ON THE HISTORY OF THIS GREAT COMMONWEALTH.))
[SOT 13:57:18 ]

((BEN GREENBERG/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VIRGINIA: THEY HAVE NOT HEARD THE LAW. THEY HAVE NOT RULED ON IT SPECIFICALLY. THEY HAVE ONLY CHOSEN NOT TO HEAR THE APPEAL. AND THAT'S A VERY DIFFERENT SITUATION. I'LL LET LAWYERS INTERPRET THAT BETTER THAN I. BUT I THINK THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE. AND AS I SAID, WE'LL BE CONTINUING TO WATCH VERY CLOSELY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LAW, AND ITS IMPACT ON YOUNG WOMEN.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Randy Forbes/(R) Chesapeake; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Ben Greenberg/Planned Parenthood of Virginia; :22]
[RUNS=:43]
[OUT Q=young women.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Supreme Court has ruled on NO state's parental notification law, despite a variety of U-S appeals court rulings on similar laws in other states.

[dragging-death]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Closing arguments are scheduled for today in Jasper, Texas at the hate crime trial of John william King.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jasper, TX;]


He's one of three white men accused of dragging a black man to his death by chaining him to the back of a pickup truck.
Yesterday, prosecutors painted an gruesome picture of the excruciating pain suffered by James Byrd junior before he died.
A pathologist told jurors that Byrd was conscious as his shoulder and right arm were separated and that he lived until a bump in the road tore his head from his torso.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:05:36-43] [4:05:45-50]
[IN Q=Thought the doctors...]
[SUPER=01-Guy James Gray/Prosecutor; QUICK!!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Renee Mullins/Victim's Daughter; (QUICK!!!) :07]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=when it happened.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The defense rested after calling only three witnesses.
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[SISKEL]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=MORNING]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Friends and family said goodbye to film critic Gene Siskel.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Highland Park, IL;]

[4:09:59]
More than 12-hundred attended his funeral yesterday in a Chicago suburb.
Siskel died Saturday from complications following surgery to remove a growth from his brain last May.
Siskel and his partner Roger Ebert became the most recognizeable film critics in the nation.
Their influence extended from the box office to the exective office of every Hollywood studio.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[yesterday's 10 newspath 10:33:03]
[IN Q=]

((KATZ: THEY WERE IN TOUCH WITH SOMETHING, THEY KNEW WHEN SOMETHING WAS GOOD, SOMETHING EXCITING WAS GOING TO COME ALONG AND ALL OF US AS AN AUDIENCE LEARNED TO TRUST THEM. WARREN BEATTY: YOU KNOW IN THE DAY OF MODERN MOVIE MARKETING, YOU REALLY APPRECIATE CRITICS THAT HAVE MANAGED TO BE HEARD AT ALL. ))
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Katzenberg /"DreamWorks"; ]
[SUPER=01-Warren Beatty/Actor;:11]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=heard at all.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


In addition to his syndicated show "At the Movies," Siskel wrote movie reviews for the ChicagoTribune and also did reviews for "C-B-S This Morning.''
Gene Siskel was 53.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Mark McGwire stays quiet in Jupiter.
With that story and more, here's Mike Stevens.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=a little bit.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(toss to Wx)


[One-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Fleenor Turner/Author;]


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

[CHOPPER-BIRTH]


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


In the midst of tragedy, it was a once in a lifetime experience for the president of Peru.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chimbote, Peru;]

[4:37:07]
President Alberto Fujimori was touring a flooded region Sunday by helicopter.
He took a pregnant woman on board with the intention of taking her to the hospital but apparently she couldn't wait.
She had the baby on the chopper in the presence of the President and other government officials.
The woman named her new son Kenyi Alberto, after Fujimori.
(------------)


[E-Land-Trust]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=vga]
[TAPE#=99-5 19:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There's a changing of the guard at the Western Virginia Land Trust.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Michael Vann Ness is the new Executive Director of the non-profit organization that works to preserve Virginia's natural resources and conserve land.
Van Ness succeeds founding director Rupert Cutler who will retire at the end of March.
Cutler says he's pleased with the choice of his successor.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[8:26:11]
[IN Q=His training]

((DR. M. RUPERT CUTLER/FOUNDING DIRECTOR: HIS TRAINING AS A FORESTER AND A LAWYER, AND EXPERIENCE WITH ANOTHER LAND TRUST NEARBY AND LIFELONG DEDICATION TO PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT IS SO PERFECTFOR THE WESTERN VIRGINIA LAND TRUST))
[SUPER=01-M. Rupert Cutler/Founding Director]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=Western Virginia Land Trust]
(-------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]
[graphic=none]


Cutler says the organization has worked to preserve watersheds and private land along the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail.

[E-Jeffrey-Carilion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-82 1:01:05]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Roanoke's NAACP leader says he may have misinterpreted a sign in Community Hospital's emergency room regarding Medicaid patients.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Last week, Martin Jeffrey told a senate committee that--
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


based on this sign, the downtown hospital denies treatment to Medicaid patients.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT=02:41:24]
[IN Q=I REALLY BELIEVE]

((MARTIN JEFFREY/LOCAL NAACP PRESIDENT; I REALLY BELIEVE THAT WHAT I READ.....DIDN'T RECEIVE MEDICAID PATIENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Local NAACP President; ]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=MEDICAID PATIENTS. !!!!!DOUBLE OUT!!!!!]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Carilion says not only does it treat Medicaid patients, but that more than one fourth of the people served have that type of insurance.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT=02:32:57]
[IN Q=IN THE COMMUNITY]

((BETH MYER-BALDWIN/CARILION SPOKESWOMAN; IN THE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT LAST YEAR, CARILION TREATED 27% OF THE PATIENTS THAT CAME THROUGH WERE MEDICAID PATIENTS. AT MEMORIAL, 30% OF THE PATIENTS TREATED WERE MEDICAID PATIENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Myer-Baldwin/Carilion Spokeswoman;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=MEDICAID PATIENTS. !!!!DOUBLE OUT!!!!!]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Jeffrey apologized for POSSIBLY misreading the sign.
(------------)


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, new hope for women with cervical cancer.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( RECENT STUDIES FIND THAT WOMEN WITH ADVANCED CERVICAL CANCER LIVE MUCH LONGER WHEN GIVEN A COMBINATION OF CHEMOTHERAPY.. AND STANDARD RADIATION TREATMENT.
VT-VO
FIGURES GATHERED FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY SHOW THAT THE SURVIVAL RATES FOR CERVICAL CANCER PATIENTS WHO UNDERWENT BOTH TREATMENTS ARE MUCH HIGHER... THAN THOSE WHO RECEIVED RADIATION ALONE.
THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE IS NOW URGING DOCTORS TO CONSIDER THIS APPROACH WHEN TREATING PATIENTS.
VT-VO
CERTAIN SUPPLEMENTS CLAIMING TO BE GOOD FOR YOU.. MAY ACTUALLY HARM FERTILITY.
A CALIFORNIA STUDY SUGGESTS THAT HIGH DOSES OF THE HERBAL REMEDIES-- ECHINACEA, GING-KO BILOBA, AND ST. JOHN'S WORT--CAN DAMAGE REPRODUCTIVE CELLS AND STOP SPERM FROM FERTILIZING EGGS.
BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THESE TESTS WERE DONE ON LABORATORY ANIMALS, AND NOT PEOPLE.
VT-VO
AND UNITED NATIONS OFFICIALS WANT TO END THE DEBATE OVER THE USE OF MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES.
THE U-N'S DRUG CONTROL BOARD IS CALLING FOR IN-DEPTH SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INTO THE MATTER.
MARIJUANA HAS BEEN USED TO RELIEVE PAIN IN PATIENTS...
BUT CRITICS FEAR INCREASED USE OF MARIJUANA WILL LEAD TO MORE ABUSE OF THE DRUG.

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;]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Fleenor Turner/Author;]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

[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]


It was one of the most shocking crimes in recent years.
And today, the murder trial stemming from the brutal killing of James Byrd Junior is headed for a jury in Jasper, Texas.
Lawyers will present closing arguments in the capital murder trial of John William King.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Alfred Martin is a free man this morning.
Yesterday he was released from jail after serving his time for escaping from a Martinsville Prison Farm 25- years ago.
He must report to a parole officer once he returns home to Michigan.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Virginia Tech president Paul Torgersen says 33 years at Virginia Tech are enough.
The school's 14th president is stepping down at the end of the year.
Torgerson's retirement will end six years of leadership during which the school became known as a top technology education center.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, February 23.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[E-Tech-President]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=98-74 1:56:32]
[GRAPHIC=Torgersen Stepping Down]


Paul Torgersen will leave his post as president of Virginia Tech at the end of the year-- a position he's held for six years.
But as Teresa Hamilton reports, his devotion as a Tech professor goes back three decades.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Torgersen announced]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Peggy Meszaros/Virginia Tech Provost; :13]
[SUPER=01-Paul Torgersen/Virginia Tech President; : 43]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Blacksburg.]

(( Torgersen announced his retirement during a Tech Board of Visitors meeting.
He later told reporters the university is in excellent shape and that leaving now means he'll retire December 31st with the university on a roll.
[inq=I THINK (15:28:15)]

((PEGGY MESZAROS/VIRGINIA TECH PROVOST: I THINK HE'S RIGHT THAT THINGS ARE GOING SO WELL AT THE UNIVERSITY AND HE HAS THIS SENSE THAT IT ITS THE TIME FOR HIM TO STEP BACK AND I HAVE TO HONOR THAT ALTHOUGH I DID TRY TO TALK HIM OUT OF IT.)) [RUNS10]
[OUTQ=OUT OF IT]


Torgersen has taught in the university's engineering department for more than 30- years.
He even continued teaching after being appointed President in 1993 at age 62.
When asked what he'll remember most as president-- he mentioned the achievements Tech has made in the area of information technology.
[inq=]

((PAUL TORGERSEN/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN THAT, VERY FEW INSTITUTIONS HAVE DONE WHAT WE HAVE DONE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BUT IN A MORE GENERAL SENSE I TAKE SATISFACTION WITH THE SENSE OF FAMILY THAT ALUMNI, FACULTY AND STAFF, I THINK IN SOME WAYS, I HAVE ADVANCED THAT.)) [RUNS25]
[OUTQ=ADVANCED THAT.]


Torgersen's supporters also praise his work in the area of fundraising and also say Torgersen deserves credit for much of the new construction on campus.
A search committee has already been formed to help the Board of Visitors in its search for a new president. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg.))

[E-Hale]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-81 1:16:23]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A latch-key kid with a history of truancy and trouble with the law was sentenced to time in the state pen yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Sixteen year old Jawawn (juh-WAHN) Hale shot another teenager a year ago, following an argument at a basketball game.
Hale read a statement to the judge, indicating that he'd already learned a lot in the seven months he'd spent in jail, awaiting sentencing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:25:55]
[IN Q=I figure]

((I FIGURE THE BEST THING I CAN DO IS TO BEGIN NOW, SETTING THE RIGHT EXAMPLE FOR MY NEW-BORN SON. I KNOW I DON'T WANT ANY KID OF MINE BEING THROUGH THE THINGS THAT I HAVE BEEN THROUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Jawawn Hale/Defendant]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=have been through.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Hale killed 19-year old Mike Andrews, but only after Andrews confronted him in Hale's own yard.
The 16-year old pulled a gun and shot Andrews, after Andrews punched him in the face.
(------------)



[Shooting-Arrest]


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


A 16-year old turned himself in yesterday for shooting a man last week in Southwest Roanoke.
Police have charged the teenager with malicious wounding and weapons charges.
The condition of the victim, Rodney Brent McNair, is not being released.

[E-Alfred-Martin]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-83 52:04]
[GRAPHIC=Alfred Martin]


Alfred Martin is a free man, after serving his time for escaping from a Martinsville Prison Farm 25- years ago.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Livonia, MI/November 1998;]


The State Department of Corrections authorized Martin's release around noon-time yesterday.
He must report to a parole officer once he returns home to Michigan, where he was arrested as a fugitive last year.


Martin fled custody in Virginia in 1974, while serving time for selling marijuana.
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[2-dragging-death]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


It was a crime that shocked the nation.
And the fate of a man accused in it is expected to be in the hands of a Jasper, Texas, jury today.
First, attorneys will present closing arguments in the murder trial of John William King, one of three white men accused of dragging a black man to death.
Andrew Colton has highlights of yesterday's final testimony.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:05:01]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Jasper, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Guy James Gray/Prosecutor; :38 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Renee Mullins/Victim's Daughter; :47]
[SUPER=01-Sonny Cribbs/King's Attorney; :59 QUICK!!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Colton/Reporting; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=cbs news, jasper, Texas.]

(( JOHN WILLIAM KING WAS SOMBER AS SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES LED HIM FROM THE JASPER COUNTY JAIL TO START WHAT WOULD BE THE FINAL DAY OF TESTIMONY IN HIS MURDER TRIAL. SINCE THE TRIAL BEGAN LAST TUESDAY, KING HAS HEARD PROSECUTORS TELL JURORS THAT HE IS A RACIST WHO TIED 49 YEAR OLD JAMES BYRD TO THE BACK OF A PICK UP TRUCK WITH THIS CHAIN, THEN DRAGGED HIM TO HIS DEATH ON A BACK COUNTRY ROAD.
IN COURT, THIS MAN, PATHOLOGIST THOMAS BROWN, TOLD JURORS THAT BYRD WAS STILL ALIVE WHEN THE TORTURE BEGAN. HE TESTIFIED THAT BYRD WAS CONSCIOUS AS HIS SHOULDER AND RIGHT ARM WERE SEPARATED ... AND LIVED UNTIL A BUMP IN THE ROAD TORE HIS HEAD FROM HIS TORSO.
BROWN WAS THE FINAL PROSECUTION WITNESS.
(RENEE MULLINS/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER)
(LOCATOR: JASPER, TX)
BYRD'S DAUGHTER HEARD THE TESTIMONY.
AFTER JUST THREE WITNESSES, THE DEFENSE RESTED TOO. KING'S ATTORNEY SAID IT WAS HARD TO GET WITNESSES TO TESTIFY ON BEHALF OF HIS CLIENT.
(SOT SONNY CRIBBS/JOHN WILLIAM KING'S ATTORNEY)


IN COURT PROSECUTORS SHOWED THIS POLICE VIDEO, TAKEN THE DAY AFTER THE MURDER. IT SHOWS THE DISTANCE BETWEEN BYRD'S HEAD AND OTHER BODY PARTS.
PROSECUTORS MAINTAIN KING, AND TWO FRIENDS, KILLED BYRD TO GAIN ATTENTION AMONG WHITE SUPREMACISTS. THEY'VE SHOWN THE JURY KING'S TATTOOS, INCLUDING A BLACK MAN HANGING FROM A TREE. MONDAY MORNING, THEY SHOWED RACIST GRAFFITI KING ALLEGEDLY PAINTED IN HIS JAIL CELL.
(STANDUP CLOSE - OUTLINING DEFENSE MOVE OF THE DAY)

ANDREW COLTON FOR CBS NEWS, JASPER, TEXAS. ))[Three-Steve]


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

[On Record]

[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Fleenor Turner/Author;]



[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:author))

[E-School-Bond]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=99-9 23:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Voters in Danville will decide next week whether to support a 36- million dollar bond referendum to pay for school improvements and building projects.
Last night, people got a chance to hear why they should vote YES.
Christy Hubley explains.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Ceilings are leaking]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linwood Wright/Former Mayor; :29]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Pleasant/Parent; :42]
[SUPER=@Christy2; :50]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]


((Ceilings are leaking. Walls are crumbling. Windows are rusting.
Many believe Glenwood Elementary is in a state of disrepair.
That's why, under Danville's school facilities plan, Glenwood would be closed, and a new school would be built in its place.

This P-T-A sponsored forum addressed plans for Glenwood and the city's other schools.
And speakers pleaded for a YES vote on the 36- million dollar bond referendum.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 44:47-45:00]
[IN Q=A no vote on this]

((LINWOOD WRIGHT/FORMER MAYOR: A NO VOTE ON THIS BOND REFERENDUM IN MY OPINION IS A DECLARATION FOR THE ULTIMATE AND UNTIMELY DEATH OF THE CITY OF DANVILLE.)) [RUNS :13]
[OUT Q=city of Danville.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 25:37-:48]
[IN Q=If we're willing to provide]

((BARBARA PLEASANT/PARENT: IF WE'RE WILLING TO PROVIDE A TOP QUALITY EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM WE ARE SENDING A STRONG, POSITIVE MESSAGE TO NEW INDUSTRIES AND NEW BUSINESSES WHO MIGHT BE LOOKING TO COME TO DANVILLE.)) [RUNS :11]
[OUT Q=come to Danville.]


The school bonds would be paid for with year tax increases-- 1.8 percent in real estate and just over 3- percent in personal property.
While there were no vocal opponents at the forum, some people say passage of the referendum would put the city way over its debt limits.
But the school board and city council are convinced infrastructure problems, like those at G-W High School, will be cheaper to address now rather than later.
Voters will decide this issue at the polls March 2nd.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
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[Mexico-F]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-77]
[GRAPHIC=Going South]


Have you looked at the label inside your shirt lately?
It might say "Made in Mexico."
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


American consumers demand low prices on clothes.
[SUPER=03-Matamoros, Mexico;]


That's one reason apparel companies say they have to send work to Mexican factories...
Even if it means laying off American workers.
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((BILL WOLFE: THAT'S AN UNCOMFORTABLE, BAD UNHAPPY RESULT OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME THAT MAKE THE DECISION TO BUY THAT SHIRT, THAT PAIR OF PANTS, THIS SHIRT, THESE SHOES.///////LARRY MARTIN: THE PREFERENCE BY EVERYBODY WOULD BE TO MANUFACTURE IN ROANOKE OR CHARLOTTE OR DALLAS OR LOS ANGELES. BUT IT'S BECOME VERY DIFFICULT TO DO THAT.))
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Tonight, the story behind all those layoffs -- why apparel companies say they have no choice.
It's part of our look at the apparel industry called "Going South."
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In sports, the new king of the ODAC is a familiar one.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Virginia Tech's president is stepping down.
Paul Torgersen has been president of the school for six years.
A search committee has already been formed to help the Board of Visitors in its search for a new president.
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Police cited more than 17-hundred drivers on Interstate 81 Sunday.
It was the first day of the governor's crackdown on speeding and aggressive driving on the road.
State Police are promising a repeat performance soon, though they aren't saying exactly when.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


25 years after he first walked away from Martinsville authorities, Alfred Martin did it again.
But this time, authorities let him go.
The State Department of Corrections authorized Martin's release around noon-time yesterday.
He must report to a parole officer once he returns home to Michigan.
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