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Coming up on News 7 at 5, the man convicted of murder in the dragging death of a Jasper, Texas man will have to wait another day to learn his sentence.
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And state police investigators want to know what caused an accident that blocked interstate 81 for hours.
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The clear skies this afternoon will be replaced by clouds tomorrow and passing snow showers, especially to the north. More on the forecast coming up.

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On Health Check, a downtown Roanoke diner is closed again by the health department.
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[VO-NAT]

and a new procedure may lead to solutions to some forms of infertility.
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Will John William King spend life in prison or will he face lethal injection for the dragging death of a black man?

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good Evening.
King's attorneys are trying to save his life- while prosecutors say King deserves capital punishment.
Testimony is over in the penalty phase of the trial- Jurors will be back tomorrow to deliberate a sentence.
Andrew Colton has more.
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(( WHETHER CONVICTED KILLER JOHN WILLIAM KING LIVES OR DIES IS NOW UP TO THE TWELVE MEMBER JURY THAT FOUND HIM GUILTY OF MURDER.
IN THE SENTENCING PHASE OF HIS TRIAL, PROSECUTORS SAID KING IS A
DANGEROUS WHITE SUPREMACIST WHO MUST DIE. THIS PRISON GUARD TOLD JURORS THAT KING HAS THREATENED OTHERS IN PRISON. HE SHOWED A NOOSE, AND A KNIFE KING MADE FROM A TELEVISION SET HE SMASHED BEHIND BARS.
PSYCHIATRIST EDWARD GRIPON TESTIFIED THAT KING HAS NO REASON NOT TO HURT OR KILL SOMEONE IN PRISON, SINCE HE KNOWS HE WILL NEVER BE FREE AGAIN.
THE JURY DELIBERATED JUST TWO AND A HALF HOURS BEFORE CONVICTING KING OF JAMES BYRD'S MURDER. DURING THE WEEK-LONG TRIAL, PROSECUTORS SAID KING AND TWO CO-DEFENDANTS CHAINED BYRD TO A PICKUP TRUCK LAST JUNE, THEN DRAGGED HIM 3 MILES ON A BACK COUNTRY ROAD TO HIS DEATH. THE
TORTURE WAS SO SEVERE -- BYRD WAS DECAPITATED.
JUST MINUTES BEFORE REACHING THE VERDICT, JURORS ASKED TO READ
LETTERS KING WROTE FROM PRISON, ADMITTING HIS GUILT.
IN ONE, KING SEEMINGLY SEALED HIS OWN FATE, WRITING, QUOTE,
"REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME OF THIS, WE HAVE MADE HISTORY AND SHALL DIE PROUDLY REMEMBERED IF NEED BE."
ANDREW COLTON FOR CBS NEWS, JASPER, TEXAS.))



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The weather is forcing some school systems to open late tomorrow.
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[Take Schoolwatch]
Carroll County Schools are CLOSED Thursday.
Schools will open TWO HOURS LATE in Henry County.
Also opening TWO HOURS LATE will be schools in the city of Martinsville and Patrick County.
Buses will be on SNOW ROUTES in the BLUE RIDGE area of Patrick County.
and Schools in Smyth County will open ONE HOUR LATE tomorrow.
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[5-NAACP]


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Two past presidents of the Roanoke branch N-double-A C-P are at odds over the present leadership of the civil rights organization.
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Martin Jeffrey admitted he may have made a mistake last week when he told a senate committee that Community Hospital refuses treatment to Medicaid patients.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Reverend Charles Green says it's mistakes like that which led him to resign from the group's executive board.
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((REV. CHARLES GREEN/LOCAL NAACP PAST-PRESIDENT; I CANNOT FOLLOW THE WAY THE LEADERSHIP IS GOING. What direction do you see it going? THAT A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL IS RUNNING THE WHOLE ORGANIZATION AND THAT ISN'T THE WAY IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE RUN.))
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Jeffrey refused to comment, but another one of the group's former presidents disagrees with Green.
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((REV. CARL TINSLEY/FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT; I KNOW EVERYBODY'S NOT SATISFIED WITH THE WAY MARTIN DOES BUSINESS. BUT BASICALLY WE ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF MARTIN AND I'M GOING TO TRY TO HELP HIM ALL I CAN.))
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The state N-double-A C-P director says if the president acts on a matter and the branch disagrees with the leader, the branch can issue a public statement after the fact.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=598-2 21:25]
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Two tractor trailer drivers are in the emergency room tonight -- despite stepped up safety measures on Interstate 81.
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Witnesses say the truck in front was driving BELOW the speed limit at around 35 miles an hour with its hazard lights on.
They say the second truck was traveling at about 60 and weaving -- when it slammed into the first truck.
Police say reckless driving charges are pending -- but first they want answers.
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((WHY THE FRONT TRUCK WAS GOING SO SLOW AND WHY THE REAR TRUCK DID NOT SEE THE FRONT TRUCK OR ATTEMPT TO STOP OR HIT HIS BRAKES BEFORE HE HIT HIM.))
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Both drivers are from out of state -- one had to be taken to the hospital by Lifeguard Ten.
More state troopers have patrolled I-81 recently.
In fact both these truck drivers passed at least two troopers within five miles of the crash.
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[5-Advil-Bill]


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The "Advil bill" lives again in Richmond.
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A bill that would keep school boards from expelling students who bring over-the-counter drugs to school was revived today in the Senate.
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A northern Virginia senator says he polled his constituents on the issue.
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((SEN. DICK SASLAW/R-SPRINGFIELD: DO YOU BELIEVE THAT A STUDENT SHOULD BE SUSPENDED OR EXPELLED FROM SCHOOL FOR POSSESSION OF A NON-PRESCRIPTION DRUG? 92-PERCENT CHECKED THE BOX THAT SAID NO. IN FACT, YOU SHOULD HAVE READ THE COMMENTS THAT SOME OF THE PEOPLE WROTE ON THERE. THEY COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT THEY'D BEEN READING IN THE PAPERS ABOUT THIS HAPPENING AROUND THE STATE. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IT'S BASIC COMMON SENSE, AND WE'RE NOT GETTING IT FROM SOME SCHOOL BOARDS, THEN IT CERTAINLY IS AN OBLIGATION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO GIVE SOME GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION.))
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The bill passed the Senate 23 to 17... but may face trouble back in the House of Delegates.
Opponents say local school boards know best how to discipline their own students.
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A former textile plant in Martinsville is getting a new lease on life. We'll have a live report after this break.
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And the government issues a warning as it recalls over a million defective extension cords.
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A warning goes out- check your extension cords.
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((NAT SOUND CORDS POPPING))
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This is what can happen to some faulty extension cords with undersized wires.
They can start fires or cause shocks or electrocutions.
One recalled cord is the Tools Exchange blue outdoor cord sold between August of last year and this past January.
Wellmax White cord sold between March of 1997 and November of 1998 is also being recalled.
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For more information call the Consumer Product Safety commission at 1-800- 638-2772.
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[5-DuPont]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A new industry is moving into part of the former DuPont plant in Martinsville.
But there's still plenty of space for other businesses to take over.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Chritsy Danville Microwave]


Christy Hubley joins us live from our newsroom in Danville with details.
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Eight months ago, the DuPont nylon manufacturing plant in Martinsville closed its doors for good, putting hundreds of people out of work.
Since then, the plant manager has been working hard to attract new industries to take over the facility and hire those workers back.
Now, it's taken a small step in the right direction.
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These old DuPont maintenance buildings and the land around them will be the site of the Old Dominion Lumber Company.

Green hardwoods will be dried here and then sold to furniture makers in Virginia and abroad.
The lumber company will save a lot in capital costs by moving into the DuPont facility.
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((ED BRAMMER/OLD DOMINION LUMBER: THE EXISTING SITE SAVES US 700-THOUSAND TO A MILLION DOLLARS BY HAVING THE PAVED ROADS, THE BUILDINGS, THE RAIL ACCESS, WATER, SEWER AND STEAM SUPPLY.))
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As for the rest of the facility, DuPont is donating this office building to Henry County.
And the company still employs about 70- people to make machine parts DuPont's Precision Concepts and to maintain the warehouses.
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((JOHN WINSKE/DUPONT PLANT MANAGER: THE REST OF THE MANUFACTURING AREA THE MAJOR NYLON BUILDING WE EXPECT TO DEMOLISH OVER THE NEXT YEAR AND THEN AFTER THAT LAND IS CLEARED MAKE IT AVAILABLE FOR MORE INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES LIKE OLD DOMINION LUMBER.))
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The Old Dominion Lumber Company will employ 25- people when its in full production next year.
That may not sound like many jobs compared the number that was lost at DuPont.
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But it is a start, and DuPont's plant manager hope other industries, bigger industries, will follow the lumber company's lead.



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Tultex is closing its sewing operation in Mayodan, North Carolina.
145 people will be laid off.
Tultex, like many apparel companies, is sending work south of the border to take advantage of cheap labor.
85 percent of the companys sewing operation will soon be done outside the country.
Tultex still operates three sewing plants in Virginia.

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When American apparel companies close down factories,
in many cases they're opening up new doors for Mexican workers.
Tonight,
[Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Newsroom]


Scott Goldberg tells us more about one sewer who got a job when the apparel industry moved south.
[Live= Scott Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]


Jean, she moved across the country, leaving her family, to get a job that pays seven dollars a day.
It's her first job.
And in Mexico, it's considered a good job.
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If she weren't working in a sewing factory, Alicia Lopez would be working in the fields like most of her family.
For her, seven dollars a day is a step up.
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((ALICIA: PUES, SE LIMITO MUCHO.))
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She told us she limits her spending, buying only what she absolutely needs.
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((JORGE GUERRA: THEY KNOW THAT IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY THEY GET. THE REST OF THE FAMILY DOESN'T HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY OF WORKING.))
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((QUICK sound in factory))
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The sewers in the plant where Alicia works enjoy perks many American workers don't --[novalink 2] like a day care center and medical clinic.
And for most of the sewers, young and starting their careers, they enjoy the company, too.
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((BILL WOLFE: THIS IS THEIR SOCIAL CLIMATE, THIS IS THEIR HIGH SCHOOL.))
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But you'll need to judge for yourself just how well they're living on these low wages.
Our look at the apparel industry, "Going South," continues tonight at six.
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[Live= Scott Full/Newsroom]


We'll hear what Alicia's doing with her money.
And it might surprise you.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Newsroom]

Jean.[TEASE#2]



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The Muscular Dystrophy Association is remembering Frank Sinatra this weekend. As Patrick Evans tell us, they're hoping old blue eyes will help them raise some money.
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[5-FOREVER-FRANK]


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Frank Sinatra passed away last year, but the music and his legacy live on.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Patrick Microwave]


A special event this weekend at "The Club" downstairs at Fiji Empire Restaurant will honor Ol' Blue Eyes, and help out Jerry's Kids all at the same time.
Here's Patrick Evans with "Forever Frank".
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Coming up today on Health Check, the health department shuts down a troubled Roanoke diner for the second time,
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[VO-NAT]

and doctors in New York say a revolutionary transplant procedure could help solve some problems of infertility.
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[Comm Break#3]


[5-Star-City-Diner]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Five]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=599-3 4:06]
[GRAPHIC=Healthcheck]


Health Inspectors have closed the Star City Diner once again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Feb. 24;]


The latest inspection, on Tuesday, turned up live roaches, a dead mouse, and mouse droppings.
Health officials say they won't re- inspect the Roanoke restaurant until a certified pest control company states that the building is free of rodents and insects.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Meanwhile, the Health Department is moving forward with a hearing in mid-march that could revoke the restaurant's food permit.

[5-Ovary]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=599-04 7:44]
[GRAPHIC=Infertility]


In New York, doctors hope the first ever transplant of ovarian tissue will give a woman a second chance to have children.
In the process, the physicians hope to learn more about a procedure which could reverse infertility and menopause.


Sukanya (SUE-KHAN-YAH) Krishnan has more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Margaret Lloyd/Ovarian Transplant Patient; :17]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Kutluk Oktay/Transplant Specialist; :37]
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[OUT Q=CBS News]




[S5-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-41]
[GRAPHIC=ticker]


It's Wednesday and that means high school basketball.
[GRAPHIC=hometown hoops weekly]


Here's Steve Mason with another installment of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :05]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :20]
[SUPER=01-K.C. Gilbert/Eagles Forward; :39]
[SUPER=01-Josh Foster/Eagles Guard; :48]
[SUPER=01-Terry Powell/Eagles Head Coach; 1:02]
[SUPER=03-Salem/ODAC Championship; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Tony Shaver/Hampden-Sydney Head Coach; 1:31]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Garst/Deans List Student; 1:36]
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[OUT Q=...see ya next time"]
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((The 23 and OH Eagles are flying high thanks to Josh Foster's athletism. But the star has a solid supporting cast. K.C. Gilbert has scored 62 points in RVC's last two games. All pistons are firing just before Thusday night's VIC tournament tip off as this team shoots for a state championship. ((:)) ((:)) On defense the eagles have grounded the opposition and credit goes to not only Terry Powell , but Mike Krzyewski and his man to man Blue devil system. ((:)) Former Salem standout Kevin Garst's final high school district and college conference games were played on the Salem Civic Center floor, although Hampden Sydney could face Randolph Macon again in the NCAA tourney. The senior was a key part of three straight ODAC titles for the Tigers and has could possibly be Sydney's best defender ever. ((:)) ((:))
Parry McCluer's Region C quarterfinal win over John Battle marked Nelson Fox's 300th career win.))

[5-Ventura]


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[WRITER=tbr]
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The mayor of one of Minnesota's largest cities wants to tangle with Governor Jesse Ventura.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Worldwide Pants;]


Last night on the Late Show, David Letterman asked which city the former pro wrestler likes better St. Paul or Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis native chose that city, saying it's too hard to get around in St. Paul.
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[SOT 7:14:30]
[IN Q=whoever designed]
((JESSE VENTURA-MINNESOTA GOVERNOR: WHOEVER DESIGNED THE STREETS MUST HAVE BEEN DRUNK. BECAUSE IN MINNEAPOLIS, YOU KN

OW IF YOU ARE ON 32ND STREET, 36TH STREET IS FOUR BLOCKS AWAY. IN ST. PAUL THERE'S NO RHYME OR REASON. IT'S NOT NUMERICAL. IT'S NOT APLHABETICAL. I THINK IT WAS THOSE IRISH GUYS. YOU KNOW WHAT THEY LIKE TO DO. I'M SURE I'LL GET PLENTY OF HEAT OVER THAT. BUT SO WHAT. ON MINNEAPOLIS STREETS AT LEAST YOU KNOW WHERE THE HELL YOUR GOING.))
[SUPER=01-Jesse Ventura/Minnesota Governor;]
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[OUT Q=where the hell you're going.]
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St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman says he didn't appreciate the statements. He says he would rather see people laugh WITH the city rather than AT it.
Coleman also said Governor needs to watch the ethnic humor.
Ventura beat Coleman during the Governor's race last year.
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