[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A Texas jury could begin life-or-death deliberations today for John William King.
The white supremacist could face execution for the dragging death of James Byrd Junior.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A record night for recording artist Lauryn Hill at the Grammys.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Cloudy skies, with another dose of light snow showers heading into the region.
When will we break out of this wintry weather pattern?
We'll tell you, coming up in the forecast. [2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Soering]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-1 45:00]
[GRAPHIC=Jens Soering]


One of the jurors in the murder trial of (yens) Jens Soering has said he would not have voted to convict the former honor student from Germany if it hadn't been for the bloody footprints found at the crime scene.
(----------------------)
[V/O-NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/June 1990]


Though the prosecution made it look like the prints matched Soering's feet, the impressions left in the victim's blood could also have belonged to Elizabeth Haysom.
Soering claimed he confessed to killing her parents in order to keep her from going to the electric chair, when in fact SHE killed them.
In a 41-page opinion released yesterday, Federal Judge Jackson Kiser dismissed Soering's appeal for a new trial.
Kiser says a particular juror's view on the evidence is irrelevant.
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[S-Gray]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=98-78 TC1:21:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The attorney for the Salem man whose wrecker caused a fatal accident in Franklin county, says his client was NOT reckless.
Michael Gray is facing a manslaughter charge for the...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./January 25;]

crash that killed a woman from Bassett and her eight- year- old granddaughter last month on Route 220.
After Gray's roll-back wrecker struck Geraldine Gillispie's vehicle, her car hit the rear- end of a school bus.


But Gray's attorney says this is NOT a typical manslaughter case.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:28:19 ]
[IN Q=There's no evidence]

((RAY FERRIS/MICHAEL GRAY'S ATTORNEY: THERE'S NO EVIDENCE OF ALCOHOL, NO EVIDENCE OF DRUGS, NO EVIDENCE OF EXCESSIVE SPEED. AND SO, FROM THAT PERSPECTIVE, IT'S A VERY DIFFICULT CASE TO ASSESS.))
[SUPER=01-Ray Ferris/Michael Gray's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=case to assess]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Ferris says Gray is still upset about the accident and plans to enter a plea of "not guilty".
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[dragging-trial]


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


Death or life in prison.
Those are the choices jurors IN Jasper, Texas must consider when they begin deliberating a sentence today for John William King.
The white supremacist was convicted of murder for his part in the dragging death of James Byrd Junior.
Andrew Colton reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:22:58]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Jasper, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Guy James Gray/Prosecutor; :57]
[SUPER=01-Sonny Cribbs/Defense Attorney; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Colton/Reporting; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, JASPER TEXAS.]

((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.
(NAT SOT OF VERDICT)

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. AFTER A FULL DAY OF TESTIMONY ON THE PENALTY PHASE-- ATTORNEYS FOR BOTH SIDES-- SPOKE STRATEGY.
SOT: GUY JAMES GRAY/PROSECUTOR

TODAY WAS THE DEATH PENALTY DAY. PEOPLE ARGUING BACK AND DORTH. FELT LIKE IT WAS A PRETTY GOOD DAY FOR US.
SOT: SONNY CRIBBS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY

THE ALTERNATIVE IS PRETTY GRIM...I HOPE THAT I CAN TALK HIM INTO GIVING HIM LIFE, BUT I HAVE SOME MIXED EMOTIONS ABOUT THAT. NOT THAT I BELIEVE IN THE DEATH PENALTY, BUT THAT'S NOT MUCH OF A FUTURE FOR A 23-YEAR OLD KID, IS IT?,))

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, a former Knight becomes the Biggest coach in the South.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:14]
[OUT Q=Roundhouse last night.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(toss to Wx)


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-1]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[Roll Cold out of Break]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carol Cisser/Associate Professor of Accounting; :21]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :37]
[SUPER=04-1997; :42]
[RUNS=2:03]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

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

[grammys]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Grammy Awards]


It was ladies night at the Grammy's. Female performers dominated many of the major categories with hip-hop star Lauryn Hill capturing five Grammy's.. including album of the year.
Manuel Gallegus has highlights from Los Angeles.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:04:31]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-NARAS - CBS; :00]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :07]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:40]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=cbs news, Los Angeles.]

((It was a new location and a new attitude as the Grammys moved from NewYork to Los Angeles. In what's been called the Year of the Woman
(NATS)

Rosie O'Donnell "Who doesn't like womenTinky Winky" 8:26 Madonna led off a parade of female nominees with award for Best Pop Album.
(SOT: Madonna)

"This is a surprise! I am honored."
(TRACK)

With more than a dozen live performances, the Grammys were as much an awards show as a variety show. With Aerosmith, (20:21)
(NATS)

Celine Dion
(NATS)

and hip-hop sensation Lauryn Hill performing live.
(NATS)

But it was the awards the artists and viewers came to see. And 23 year old Lauryn Hill and her acclaimed album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" took some of the top honors. She took home best rhythm and blues album best R&B song and best R&B performance. Other winners included the Titanic theme "My Heart Will Go On" for Song of the Year. Best Country Album went to the Dixie Chicks for Wide Open Spaces.
(SOT)
(We thought Shania won she just performed)

21:05:00 and "Angst-ress" Alanis Morissette took home best female rock vocal 21:17:00
(SOT: Sting)

"And the album of the year..."))

[E-Danville-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-4 47:55]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A Danville woman is dead after a single car crash last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Police say Mary Dill Scearce's (scarce) Oldsmobile ran off of North Main Street around 6-30 yesterday evening.
The car crossed a sidewalk and struck a utility pole head-on.
Scearce was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died.
Police are still investigating what caused the wreck.
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[S-Star-City]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-9 TC25:13]
[GRAPHIC=Shut Down]


The Star City Diner is closed again, after a health inspection turned up more violations.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 17;]


Inspectors closed the Roanoke restaurant a week ago Friday, after they found roaches and other problems there.


The diner re-opened the following Wednesday, once the most serious violations were corrected.
But another inspection Tuesday revealed live roaches, a dead mouse, and mouse droppings.
Health officials say they won't inspect the restaurant again, until a pest- control company certifies that the building is free of rodents and insects.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, there may be a difference in the way certain minorities are treated by doctors.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( COULD YOUR DOCTOR BE PRACTICING RACIST MEDICINE?
WELL, A REPORT IN TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FINDS THAT DOCTORS OFTEN FAIL TO TREAT BLACK AND FEMALE PATIENTS.. AS WELL AS THEY DO WHITE MALES.
VT=VO

((vo))
THE GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY STUDY FOCUSED SPECIFICALLY ON HEART DISEASE.
IT FOUND THAT BLACKS AND WOMEN WERE ONLY 60-PERCENT AS LIKELY TO RECEIVE THE BEST CARDIAC CARE... EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD THE SAME SYMPTOMS AS WHITE MEN.
DOCTORS WERE LEAST LIKELY TO ORDER THE TESTS FOR BLACK WOMEN.
RESEARCHERS AREN'T SURE IF THE DOCTORS ARE BEING OVERTLY PREJUDICE, OR IF THEY'RE ACTING ON A MUCH MORE SUBCONSCIOUS LEVEL.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A STUDY RECOMMENDS THAT NEW MOTHERS WAIT AT LEAST 18 MONTHS BEFORE GETTING PREGNANT AGAIN... IF THEY WANT TO ENSURE HAVING A HEALTHY BABY.
ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, HAVING BABIES TOO CLOSE TOGETHER--OR TOO FAR APART--INCREASES THE RISK OF PREMATURE BIRTHS.// ONCAM ((oc))
AND THE ENVIRONMENT MAY PLAY A ROLE IN WHO GETS SCHIZOPHRENIA.
DOCTORS HAVE KNOWN FOR YEARS THAT THE MIND ALTERING DISEASE IS HEREDITARY...
BUT NOW DANISH RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND EVIDENCE SHOWING CHILDREN LIVING IN THE CITY ARE NEARLY THREE TIMES AS LIKELY TO BE SCHIZOPHRENIC.. AS THOSE LIVING IN THE COUNTRY.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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


Tax time will be here before you know it and Steve's been talking about the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at Roanoke College.
The program's designed to help low-income, elderly and special needs taxpayers with their state and federal taxes.


(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
They'll be holding some workshops-- February 27, March 20 and April 3 and 10.
If you want more information you can call area code 540-375-2282.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Steve will have some tips you can use on your own taxes in just a few minutes.

[Two Shot=MEL & KMC]
(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]


The jury in the trial of John William King will begin this morning deciding if he lives the rest of his life in prison-- or dies by lethal injection.
King was convicted of the dragging death murder of James Byrd.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A boy with a gun freed a school principal and surrendered after holding him hostage for nearly three hours.
Officials say the eigth-grader brought a gun to school and other students told the principal, who confronted the boy.
The boy then pulled the gun out when he was in the principal's office.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Album of the year and best new artist are among the record five Grammys that hip-hop star Lauryn Hill took home last night.
Other winners include the ``Titanic'' song, ``My Heart Will Go On,'' which sailed away with four awards including best female pop vocal for Celine Dion.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday February 25.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[E-XGR-Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#99-8 29:15]
[GRAPHIC=State Capitol]


Sometimes lawmakers don't know what they're voting on in Richmond.
[graphic=Jerry Falwell]


Case in point: a bill that condemned Lynchburg Baptist leader Jerry Falwell almost made it to the Governor.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The bill praised Bishop Walter Sullivan of the Catholic Archdiocese of Richmond.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


But it praised him for blasting Reverend Jerry Falwell for saying that the Antichrist will be a Jewish male.
The resolution reads in part: "WHEREAS, Bishop Sullivan, in characterizing these remarks as "outrageous" and "reprehensible," called them "an absolute offense to our Jewish sisters and brothers"...
A Charlottesville Democrat wrote the resolution.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=I have]

((DEL. MITCH VAN YAHRES/D-CHARLOTTESVILLE: I THINK WHAT IT DID WAS COMMEND-- I TRIED TO PUT IT ON A POSITIVE BASIS, NOT USE NAMES, NOR PLACES. SO THEREFORE IT WAS TAKEN AS KIND OF A GENERAL STATEMENT THAT BISHOP SULLIVAN SHOULD BE COMMENDED FOR TRYING TO PUT THINGS BACK TOGETHER AGAIN AFTER STATEMENTS HAD BEEN MADE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Mitch Van Yahres/(D) Charlottesville;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=been made.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The resolution was approved two weeks ago by members of the House.
But Lynchburg's two Republican delegates clearly saw the resolution for the first time when we showed it to them.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=Reverend Falwell]

((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: REVEREND FALWELL HAS SAID IN RECENT WEEKS THAT HE PROBABLY MADE A MISTAKE IN THE UTTERANCES HE MADE. AND I THINK OTHERS HAVE WELCOMED HIS APOLOGY, AND I THINK WE SHOULD JUST LEAVE IT AT THAT.))
[SUPER=@Bryant;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=it at that.]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Lynchburg Republican Senator Steve Newman admits he actually signed on as a CO-SPONSOR of the bill.
Newman says he just didn't read it first.

[E-Hunting-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-11 5:37]
[GRAPHIC=State Capitol]


Teens who hunt after school bagged a victory in the Virginia statehouse yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Botetourt's state Senator amended a bill to allow licensed hunters to keep unloaded rifles or shotguns in their cars -- even while parked on school property.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:12:43]
[IN Q=I have]

((I HAVE IN FACT LEARNED THAT THOSE AREAS OUTSIDE THE CONFINES OF MY DISTRICT ARE FAR MORE COMPLICATED THAN I EVER THOUGHT THEY MIGHT BE. ... LOOK AT MY WORLD.))
[SUPER=@Trumbo;]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=my world.]
(-------------)
[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The bill's three opponents in the Senate are from urban areas where hunting is uncommon-- but gun violence is.
The bill now faces the House again.

[E-Hall]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-83 56:58]
[GRAPHIC=State Capitol]


Aides for Governor Jim Gilmore say he will sign into law a measure passed Tuesday that requires school officials to tell parents if their children are potentially suicidal.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The so-called "Lisa Renee" law was named for Lisa Renee Hall, who killed herself in 1995 after telling friends she was feeling suicidal.
Hall's friends later relayed their concerns to a school counselor.
Last week, Hall's parents dropped a lawsuit which blamed the Bedford County school system for her death.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:51:18]
[IN Q=In the beginning]

((KAREN HALL/MOTHER: IN THE BEGINNING IT WAS ABOUT RIGHT AND WRONG.. IT WAS RIGHT AND WRONG, BUT THIS WAS TO GET US A SENSE OF JUSTICE, SO ANOTHER FAMILY WON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT WE'VE BEEN THROUGH, SO ANOTHER LITTLE CHILD WON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT LISA WENT THROUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Hall/Mother; :00]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=Lisa went through.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The bill had the support of guidance counselors from across the state.
(------------)


[E-County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-18 TC01:35]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Schools]


Roanoke County is moving forward with plans for a new south county high school at Woods End.
But even as some longstanding questions are being answered, Joe Dashiell reports new ones are stirring debate.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=For many of the county residents]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Moore/Roanoke Co. Resident; :38]
[SUPER=01-Michele Morgan/Roanoke Co. Resident; :43]
[SUPER=@Joe1; :50]
[RUNS=1:01]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((For many of the County residents at the community meeting, it was their first look at detailed site plans.
The School Board has requested a special use permit to build the new south county high school on the Woods End property... but many issues remain including traffic... and the location of buildings and ball fields.
[SOT 09:55:44]
[IN Q=Obviously, Pleasant Hill Drive]

((OBVIOUSLY, PLEASANT HILL DRIVE ACCESSIBLE FROM 419 DOWN 221, VERY DIRECT ROUTES. THAT WAS A DRIVING FORCE IN LOOKING AT THAT.)) [RUNS :10]
[OUT Q=looking at that.]


For neighbors of the Woods End property, the project still holds many unanswered questions... but other county residents are hopeful those details will not delay construction any longer.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think that south county]

((I THINK THAT SOUTH COUNTY IS DUE SOME SCHOOLS AND I HOPE WE CAN MOVE ALONG.)) ((MICHELE MORGAN: IF MY CHILDREN GET TO SEE IT, I'LL BE LUCKY AND I DON'T REALLY THINK THEY WILL.)) [RUNS :10]
[OUT Q=really think they will.]


County residents will have more opportunities to express their opinions, when the planning commission meets next week, and when the Supervisors consider the issue again at the end of March.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

[S-School-Bonds]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=99-2 TC40:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Danville's newspaper is taking responsibility for an error that has delayed the city's vote on a 36-million dollar school bond referendum.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Virginia law requires that a public notice about a referendum be published at least 10-days prior to a scheduled vote.
The Register and Bee printed the notice in last Sunday's paper, but that's just nine days before the vote.
The newspaper says it received the notice in plenty of time, but made a mistake calculating the days.
[SUPER=04-Monday;]


The bonds at issue would raise money for school repairs and building projects.
City council has not set a new date for the referendum vote.
(------------)


[Principal-Hostage]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An eighth-grade Tennessee boy who took his principal hostage has surrendered.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Maryville, Tennessee;]


It all started late in the afternoon when the boy was sent to the principal's office for telling people had had brought a gun to school.
Turned out it wasn't a story.
Once in the office, police say he pulled the gun out and took the principal hostage.
No shots were fired and the student turned himself in about 90 minutes later.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I never thought ---]
[SUPER=01-Jim Ratlege/School Principal;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=do such a thing]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


All 800 students at the school were evacuated.
The county schools superintendent describes the boy as a very good student who did not have any previous disciplinary problems.
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-1]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carol Cisser/Associate Professor of Accounting; :23]
[SUPER=03-Salem; 1:12]
[RUNS=2:20]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]




(Tape tosses to break)


[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:taxes))

[2-grammys]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Grammy Awards]


It was a big night for the ladies at this year's Grammy Awards.
Hip-hop star Lauryn Hill picked up five trophies.
Other big winners included Celine Dion and Madonna.
Manuel Gallegus has highlights from Los Angeles.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:04:31]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-NARAS - CBS; :00]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :07]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:40]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=cbs news, Los Angeles.]

((It was a new location and a new attitude as the Grammys moved from New York to Los Angeles. In what's been called the Year of the Woman
(NATS)

Rosie O'Donnell "Who doesn't like womenTinky Winky" 8:26 Madonna led off a parade of female nominees with award for Best Pop Album.
(SOT: Madonna)

"This is a surprise! I am honored."
(TRACK)

With more than a dozen live performances, the Grammys were as much an awards show as a variety show. With Aerosmith, (20:21)
(NATS)

Celine Dion
(NATS)

and hip-hop sensation Lauryn Hill performing live.
(NATS)

But it was the awards the artists and viewers came to see. And 23 year old Lauryn Hill and her acclaimed album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" took some of the top honors. She took home best rhythm and blues album best R&B song and best R&B performance. Other winners included the Titanic theme "My Heart Will Go On" for Song of the Year. Best Country Album went to the Dixie Chicks for Wide Open Spaces.
(SOT)
(We thought Shania won she just performed)

21:05:00 and "Angst-ress" Alanis Morissette took home best female rock vocal 21:17:00
(SOT: Sting)

"And the album of the year..."))

[E-DuPont]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-76 1:58:23]
[GRAPHIC=DuPont]


Hundreds of textile workers in Martinsville lost their jobs when the DuPont plant closed eight months ago.
Now, one new industry has plans to move into part of the old DuPont site, and more could be on the way.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


Old Dominion Lumber Company will take over the old DuPont maintenance buildings and the land around them.
Lumber will be dried here and then sold to furniture companies in Virginia and abroad.
The owner, who plans to hire about 25 people, says moving into the DuPont facility is saving his company a lot of money.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:18:01-09]
[IN Q=The existing site saves]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Brammer/Old Dominion Lumber;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=sewer and steam supply.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


DuPont plans to demolish 500-square feet of nylon-making facility to create space for other industries to build here.
DuPont itself still employs about 70- people in Martinsvillle to make machine parts and to maintain the warehouses.


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[Mexico-N]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-77 TC2:00:45]
[GRAPHIC=Going South]


Some of them had been at the same job for more than 20-years...
Only to go to work one day and discover they had been laid off.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

[classes tape]
Now American apparel workers are struggling to learn new skills and get new jobs.
At the same time, they're trying to understand why their old jobs are being done by Mexican workers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT union bites tape at 30:21]
[IN Q=maybe]

((PAT HAMMOCK/UNITE UNION: MAYBE IT'S NOT THAT I RESENT THEM. BUT AT THE SAME TURN, PEOPLE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE TO HAVE A JOB AND MAKE MONEY, TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Pat Hammock/Unite! Union;]
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Unions blame the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying it makes it too easy for American companies to send work to Mexico.
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((RICHARD MINTER/UNITE UNION: THAT HUGE SUCKING SOUND YOU HEAR, THAT'S JOBS GOING AWAY, LIKE ROSS PEROT SAID. BUT IT'S A FACT.))
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[TAKE Full Screen Board-- tonight]
Tonight on News-7, you might be surprised to hear what Mexicans have to say about NAFTA.
Watch Going South at six.
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In sports, the Express gets back on track, and the Lakers shake things up in L-A.
With all the details, here's Mike Stevens.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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(Yens) Jens Soering won't be getting a new trial anytime soon.
Federal Judge Jackson Kiser dismissed his appeal in a 41-page opinion released yesterday.
Soering claimed he confessed to killing Elizabeth Haysom's parents in order to keep her from going to the electric chair, when in fact SHE killed them.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The Star-City Diner is closed again.
Health inspectors checked out the Roanoke restaurant Tuesday and found more problems with insects and rodents.
They won't inspect the restaurant again until a pest- control company certifies that the building is free of rodents and insects.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


There's new life on the horizon for Martinsville's old DuPont plant.
Old Dominion Lumber Company will take over the old DuPont maintenance buildings and the land around them.
The company plans to hire about 25 people.
DuPont plans to demolish 500-square feet of nylon-making facility to create space for other industries to build here.
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