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Coming up on News 7, John King learns if he will be put to death for dragging a man to death in Jasper, Texas.
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And a Franklin County rest home says it will fight efforts by the state to shut it down.
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The Thursday weather story featured light snow and rain. Tomorrow the sunshine returns.

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In medical news, Virginia Tech comes to the aid of one of its former students.
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We'll see how its trying to help a young man fight off a life threatening condition.
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A Texas Jury sentences John William King to death for the dragging murder of a black man.

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The jurors took just under three hours to choose the death penalty- over life in prison.
During deliberations they asked to see a knife found in King's jail cell and racist leters he sent from prison.
A statement released from King expresses no remorse.
Andrew Colton has been covering this case since day one. He joins us live from Jasper Texas with details.
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[SUPER=01-Sonny Cribbs/Defense Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Guy James Gray/Prosecutor;]
[SUPER=01-Joe Collins/Jury Foreman;]
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(IT TOOK THE JASPER JURY JUST UNDER THREE HOURS TO SENTENCE JOHN WILLIAM

KING TO DEATH. JUDGE JOE BOB GOLDEN BANNED CAMERAS FROM SHOWING THE CONVICTED KILLER WHILE THE DECISION WAS READ.

(nat sot of verdict)


EVEN BEFORE THE JURY DELIBERATED, KING'S ATTORNEY PREDICTED HIS CLIENT WOULD BE SENTENCED TO DIE. AFTER SENTENCING, SONNY CRIBBS SAID HE DID WHAT HE COULD.

(SOT - 50:27) (SONNY CRIBBS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY)

"it wasn't unexpected but it's always disappointing. It doesn't make you feel real good right now."
PROSECUTORS SAID THE DEATH PENALTY WAS RIGHT, BUT DIFFICULT TO TAKE.

SOT (GUY JAMES GRAY/PROSECUTOR)

"you temper the verdict you know is right with just that little feeling that it's difficult to do what you're doing"
THE 12 PERSON JURY SAID THE EVIDENCE WAS STRONG THAT KING WAS A WHITE SUPREMACIST WHO DRAGGED JAMES BYRD TO HIS DEATH. THE FOREMAN, THE PANEL'S ONLY BLACK MEMBER, REVEALED HE ONCE WENT TO SCHOOL WITH KING.

(SOT) JOE COLLINS/JURY FOREMAN


JAMES BYRD'S SISTERS SAID THE VERDICT IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS CLOSURE.

(SOT, MARY VARRETT, VICTIM'S SISTER, "it's a relief to us to finally

have one of these perps brought to justice, and receive a just sentence."
AND EVEN TO THE END, KING SHOWED NO REMORSE. AS HECKLERS WAVED A GOODBYE, SOMEONE ASKED IF HE HAD ANYTHING TO BYRD'S FAMILY. HIS ANSWER, AN OBSCENITY.

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[5-School]


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A few school systems in our area have altered their schedules for tomorrow.
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[Take School watch]
Schools in Patrick County will open ONE hour late.
Smyth County Schools will be CLOSED tomorrow.
and schools in Tazewell County will be opening TWO hours late.
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[5-Tazewell-fire]


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A fire in SouthEAST Roanoke burned a family of six out of their home this morning.
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With heavy smoke billowing out every window, it quickly became a two-alarm fire.
It's what they call balloon construction- -where the interior walls act as chimneys, carrying smoke and fire straight to the attic.
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((THE WALLS OF THE HOUSE ENABLE FIRE TO TRAVEL VERY RAPIDLY TO THE UPPER FLOORS OF THE HOUSE. SO WHAT THIS MEANS IS: THERE, IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, EVEN THOUGH WE BELIEVE IT STARTED IN THE BASEMENT, THE MAJORITY OF THE HOUSE WAS INVOLVED. SO IT MADE IF VERY DIFFICULT TO FIGHT.))
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Regina McGuire was the only one home when fire broke out around 10:30. Her four children were in school.
She managed to get out safely. It is believed the house is a total loss.
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An undercover police operation has landed a Vinton woman in the Roanoke County Jail on murder-for-hire charges.
35-year-old Peggy Irene Hanna allegedly offered an undercover officer five thousand dollars to kill her husband.
Investigators say Hanna was having an affair and wanted control of her husband's assests. She was arrested Monday,
and is being held without bond.


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Residents of an assisted living facility in Franklin County say they don't want it to close.
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The state Department of Social Services is about to revoke the license from the Franklin Manor Rest Home on Route 220.
Investigators say one resident sexually assaulted another, and staff members don't always give residents their medicine.
But residents say they're happy here.
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((I THINK EVERYTHING'S CLEAN, EVERYBODY'S FRIENDLY. I LIKE IT REAL GOOD. I'VE BEEN HERE FOR SIX YEARS AND I WOULDN'T LIKE TO LEAVE AND GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.))
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The new director says the staff size has jumped by about a third since December.
Now about 60 employees supervise 47 geriatric residents.
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((WE HAVE MORE STAFF. BY HIRING MORE STAFF THEN WE MAKE SURE SOMEONE IS WATCHING THEM AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.))
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The rest home is appealing to the state to stay open.
The Department of Social Services expects to make a recommendation within two weeks.
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Some of the nation's civil rights leaders call for an end to police brutality. We'll have that after the break.
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And it may be the world's most popular television show, but a little later in the newscast we'll tell you why Australian beach combers don't want anything to do with Baywatch.
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[5-Police-Brutality ]


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Civil rights leaders are calling for an end to police brutality.
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((JOHNNIE COCHRAN/ATTORNEY: THIS IS A SEPARATE CLASS WE'VE CREATED OF POLICE WHO HAVE THE MOTTO OF WE OWN THE NIGHT, WE THEY DON'T OWN THE NIGHT.))
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[vo-nat]
Attorney General Janet Resno responded saying the federal government will crack down on cases of police brutality


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((JANET RENO/ATTORNEY GENERAL: FOR AN OFFICER TO USE THE AUTHORITY OF HIS OR HER OFFICE IN A WAY THAT VIOLATES THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF AMERICANS IN JUST WRONG.))
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Reno says in the last five years the Justice Department work has resulted in 2-hundred convictions.
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The Roanoke County police officer who lost his job following a pepper spray incident last fall is fighting his termination. Today Russell Metcalf is making his case to a county grievance panel.
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Joe Dashiell has spent the day at the Brambleton Center where the hearing continues at this hour.
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Companies say they have an obligation to protect their shareholders.
But what about their employees?
That's the question laid-off workers are asking.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Newsroom]


Scott Goldberg talked to many of them, and tonight we'll hear their concerns about the industry that's Going South.


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Jean, they don't have very nice things to say about NAFTA -- the free-trade agreement that made it easier to send work to Mexico.
They understand their companies need to save money and stay profitable.
But they wonder if there's a better way.
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[classes tape -- natsound of teacher]
They're back in the classroom again.
Getting high-school equivalency degrees and learning new skills.
Doing the best they can to fight their way back into the job market, now that their sewing jobs no longer exist.
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((BETTY NUCKOLDS/FORMER APPAREL WORKER: AND ALL OF A SUDDEN IT'S TAKEN AWAY AND YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO START ALL OVER AGAIN? IM 44 YEARS OLD!! (laughs) ))
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It's a tough thing to do, made even tougher by a frustration that comes with knowing someone else is doing your job.
[wide shot inside nova/link -- don't show a specific person]
Someone who lives in another country.
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((BETTY SHELTON: I WANNA KNOW WHY. WE NEED JOBS, TOO. YOU KNOW, I KNOW THEY NEED JOBS. BUT WE NEED OUR JOBS. THAT PART I DON'T UNDERSTAND.))
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Tonight on News-7, American workers starting from scratch because the apparel industry is Going South.
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[Live-Scott full]
And what do they think of NAFTA south of the border?
You'll find out tonight at six.
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Jean.[TEASE#2]



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They're preparing for a big stage production at Heritage High School in Lynchburg. Patrick Evans has a preview.
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Nathan Detroit and cast of great characters take to the stage this weekend at Heritage High School, where "Guys & Dolls" is the new production.
Patrick Evans has a preview of the big show.
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Coming up in Sports today, Mike Stevens will show us the latest sports toys your children will be twisting your arms to buy,
But first in Health check, we'll see why good dental care is important to cancer patients,
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and Virginia Tech comes to the aid of one of its former students as he battles cancer.
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[5-Bone-Marrow]


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Faculty, staff, alumni and students at Virginia Tech are rallying behind one of their own.
They're raising money for Charles Johnson of Lynchburg who's fighting bone marrow cancer.
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Johnson graduated from Tech in 1997 with a degree in agricultural economics.
He was diagnosed last spring with lymphoma while working toward his teaching certificate.
Johnson was no longer covered by his parents' insurance and his student benefits do not cover the treatments he needs....
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so the Agricultural Education Society is trying to raise 30-thousand dollars so that Johnson can receive a bone marrow transplant in early March.
So far, 10-thousand dollars has already been donated.
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((JOHN HILLISON/AGRICULTURAL & EXTENSION ED.: IT SEEMS AS THOUGH STUDENTS WHO'VE EVER MET CHARLES, THEY ALL REMEMBER HIM, THE FACULTY WHO MEET CHARLES ALSO REMEMBER HIM, YOU NEVER HAVE TO ASK TWICE IF THEY KNOW CHARLES JOHNSON BECAUSE THEY REMEMBER HIM.))
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The bone marrow transplant costs 100- thousand dollars.
But the University of Virginia has agreed to waive 70-thousand dollars--- if Johnson can pay 30- thousand dollars i

n advance.
The College of Agriculture will hold an auction next Tuesday to raise funds.

[5-Oral-Cancer]


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Most cancer patients don't realize a visit to the dentist can make a difference in their treatments.
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A new health awareness campaign from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is working to inform cancer patients that proper oral care is an important part of their therapy. Complications in the mouth affect up to one-third of patients undergoing treatment for cancer. These complications tend to be so debilitating that patients can tolerate only less effective doses of therapy.
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[SOT ub 10:20:10]
[IN Q=Chemotherapy normally supresses;]

((DR. CHARLES CONKLIN/DIRECTOR, CARILION DENTAL CARE: CHEMOTHERAPY NORMALLY SUPPRESSES THE BODIES IMMUNE MECHANISMS, THE PATIENTS WHITE COUNT WHICH HELPS FIGHT OFF INFECTIONS AND PLATELET COUNT WHICH HELPS STOP BLEEDINGS IS ALL REDUCED DURING CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY, SO DENTAL INFECTIONS INDEED DURING THIS TIME CAN BE QUITE SERIOUS TO THE PATIENT.))
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The best way to ensure a healthy mouth is to see a dentist before beginning cancer treatments.


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Today in Sports, V-M-I makes an early exit in the Southern Conference Basketball tournament. Here's Mike Stevens wi

th more.[S5-VMI]


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Welcome everybody to the start of all the postseason college basketball madness.
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The Southern conference tournament ended almost as quickly as it opened for the VMI Keydets this afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Furman vs. VMI; :00]


The Keydets played Furman in the opening game of the four day event at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The Keydets put together a 16-to-4 run midday through the second half to close the gap. Jason Bell hit three treys and VMI goes in front 47-to-46.
[SUPER=33-Furman/57/VMI/49;]


The Palladins would have VMI's number today as they durge ahead for good with four minutes to go. Furman beats VMI 57-to-49.
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Roy Stenley will have a conplete report from the tournament tonight at six with more additional postgame comments and hilites.

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The ODAC women's basketball quarterfinals tipped off over at the Salem Civic Center today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Wildcats vs. Yellow Jackets; :00]


In the opener top seeded Randolph-Macon battled 8th seeded Randolph-Macon Woman's College.
Aimee Beightol finds a cutting Bren Elliot under the iron, she nails the shot and The lady Yellow Jackets would coast to a 90-61 victory over the Lady Wildcats.
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In the second game, number 5 Washington & Lee beat number 4 Virginia Wesleyan. Carter Thomas hits this shot as the Lady Generals advance 61-49.
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Each and every week World Championship Wrestling attracts more than 32 million fans with its TV programs including the WCW worldwide rasslin' that airs on Your Hometown station Saturday night at midnight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


So, it shouldn't be too surprising that a toy company is riding the wave of success right to the bank.
"Toy Biz" recently unveiled part of its new line of WCW toys in New York City with the help of Diamond Dallas Page, an unmasked Sting and HollyWood Hogan.
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[OUT Q=...DIRECTION."]
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Prices for the toys range from $6 to $40 bucks. Later this year in July the company will release a set of toys featuring Ric Flair and the Four Horsemen.
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Jean will put the diamond cutter on rest of News 7 at five, right after this break. Take care everybody. [go to break]

[5-Baywatch]


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Baywatch is one of the world's most popular series on television.
But don't tell that to a group of ocean side residents in Austrailia.
They want to make sure Baywatch stays in their televisions and not on their beaches.
Daniel Blyde reports.
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[SUPER=01-David Campbell/Wollogon Mayor; 1:14]
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(( VO: For the sleepy suburb of Avalon, a meeting like none before ... a crowded school hall ... emotions boiling over ...

SOT:

"We won't go away ... Baywatch will go away."
VO: ... the world's most-watched TV show has created a storm in a double-D cup.

SOT:

"...seen in 141 countries by a billion people a week ... Baywatch claims moving from LA to Avalon would generate locally $18 million a year. The show's creator bravely tried to sell it ..."

SOT:

"220 jobs for Australians living in Sydney."
VO: And this promise--

SOT:

"You will not be overrun by tourists."

SOT:

"Boo"
VO: Some did speak in his support ... but this was largely a hostile crowd.

SOT:

"I'm here for a fight."

SOT:

"This isn't a film set ... it's a community."
VO: Pittwater Council will decide Baywatch's fate in 11 days ... but the show is already considering other locations. Earlier this week, the Gold Coast ... today WOllongong ...

SOT Bonnan:

"Spectacular. I love it here."
VO: And the mayor would llove to steal the show.

SOT Woll Mayor:

"I don't see a role for me on the screen but I'll work hard to see we attract this investment to Wollongong."
VO: The people of Avalon wish him luck.)) [Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]