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A man called Michigan lottery officials this morning, saying he has one of the two winning tickets from last night's 366- million- dollar Big Game drawing.
The other winning ticket was purchased in a Chicago suburb.
Drew Levinson has an update on this latest bout of lottery fever.
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[SUPER=03-Utica, MI; :]
[SUPER=01-Lori Montana/Illinois Lottery Director; :]
[SUPER=01-George Kassab/Sold Winning Ticket; :]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News, ]
(LOCATOR: UTICA, MICHIGAN)
THERE'S GOOD REASON TO CHECK AND RE-CHECK BIG GAME TICKETS AT THIS
MICHIGAN CONVENIENCE STORE. ONE OF THE WINNING TICKETS WAS SOLD HERE.
SOT GEORGE KASSAB/SOLD WINNING TICKET
I GOT A CALL HE SAID HE WAS THE WINNER...HE CALLED THE STATE
LOTTERY..HAS THE RIGHT SERIAL NUMBER.
THE OTHER WAS SOLD IN THE CHICAGO SUBURB OF LAKE ZURICH. THE OWNERS OF
THOSE TWO TICKETS GET TO SPILT A STAGGERING 366 MILLION DOLLARS.
THE NUMBERS IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T CHECKED.... THE WINNING NUMBERS ARE....
1 2 12 33 37 AND BIG BALL NUMBER IS 4.
THE RICHEST LOTTERY JACKPOT IN U-S HISTORY HAS BEEN BUILDING SINCE
MARCH. AS THE POT GREW..SO DID THE TICKET BUYING FRENZY. PLAYERS LINED
UP IN SEVEN STATES FOR A CHANCE TO GET IN THE GAME.
LOTTERY OFFICIALS SAY THE EXACT AMOUNT THE LUCKY WINNERS WILL TAKE HOME
DEPENDS ON STATE TAXES...BUT SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF SEVEN
MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FOR THE NEXT 26 YEARS.
SOT: LORI MONTANA/ILLINOIS LOTTERY DIRECTOR
"THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF MONEY AND WE CERTAINLY WANT THEM TO DO
WHAT THEY ARE COMFORTABLE WITH. TAKE THEIR TIME GET ORGANIZED."
WINNERS HAVE YET TO COME FORWARD))
Governor Gilmore is meeting with Virginia N-A-A-C-P leaders today.
The leaders of the civil rights organization think it's time to end the annual Confederate History Month proclamations every April.
The national chairman of the N-A-A-C-P says the Governor called him Monday night to discuss a possible tourism boycott of the state.
Julian Bond says Gilmore wanted to know where the national office stood on his Confederate Month proclamation.
Bond says Gilmore was NOT suggesting a compromise or trying to "strike a deal."
Bond says he told the Governor the national board usually follows the lead of the state chapter... as it did in South Carolina.
The N-double-A-C-P has been boycotting that state since January first.
A proposal that would have banned discrimination against gays and lesbians in Lynchburg's personnel policy was voted down by city council.
The proposal drew an overflow crowd to council chambers last night as nearly three dozen people spoke out both in favor and against it.
The hearing evolved into a ninety- minute debate over the morality of homosexuality.
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[IN Q=Passing these amendments]
[SUPER=01-Bill Connelly/Gay Activist; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Doty/Supports Change; :14]
[SUPER=01-Scott Tschetter/Opposes Change; :23]
[SUPER=01-David Lytle/Opposes Change; :36]
[OUT Q=choices people make.]
The final vote was 4- to- 2 against the changes.
Several council members noted that Virginia's Attorney General has ruled that such a change is illegal and unenforceable.
The woman who pleaded guilty to killing her newborn son, and leaving his body in a motel trash bin is free today.
Amy Grossberg and the baby's father were college freshmen when she gave birth to the boy in November, 19-96.
While the couple testified they thought the baby was stillborn, a medical examiner said the infant died of skull fractures.
Grossberg got an eight- month break on her two- and- a- half- year sentence for good behavior and for time served before her guilty plea.
The child's father was freed in January.
Timothy Sayres was sentenced to 16 years in prison for a drunk driving accident that claimed three lives last fall.
The sentencing hearing for Sayers was filled with emotion, even before the ashes of one of the victims were placed on the witness stand.
Mary Beth Deaner said she learned how badly her son was mangled in the wreck only from attending court hearings in Sayer's case.
Each parent expressed- -or tried to express- -something like what Christy Smith's father said.
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[IN Q=There hasn't been]
((THERE HASN'T BEEN A DAY SINCE OCTOBER 1st THAT I HAVEN'T CRIED OVER CHRISTY. I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG IT'S GOING TO BE BEFORE I EVER GET OVER THIS.))
[SUPER=01-William Smith/Victim's Father]
[OUT Q=get over this.]
Sayers had been using cocaine. His blood- alcohol level was twice the legal limit. The car was traveling between 80 and 100 miles an hour when it struck a tree on Hershberger Road.
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[IN Q=I think about it]
((I HAVE LEARNED A LESSON FROM THIS. I HAVEN'T TOUCHED A DROP OF ALCOHOL SINCE THIS. I CAN'T EVEN STAND TO LOOK AT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Sayers/Convicted Drunk Driver]
[OUT Q=look at it..]
Judge Jonathan Apgar fined Sayers one thousand dollars and sent him to prison for 16 years.
Times have been tough in Martinsville since Tultex announced bankruptcy.
But the city manager proposed a budget, last night, that had NO fee or real estate tax increase.
That means some major projects will not be funded for the time being, including the municipal and jail campus modernization project.
Also, two city positions would be cut in that proposal.
A public hearing is scheduled for next month.
Roanokers will not see a tax increase. A multi-million dollar spending plan has been approved by Roanoke City council .
The new 184- million dollar budget includes additional funds for schools and more money for pay raises-- but does NOT include a tax rate increase.
City council also agreed to meet Monday to appoint someone to fill the vacancy left by councilman Jim Trout's recent death.
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[IN Q=I invite]
((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I INVITE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE TO SUBMIT BY LETTER TO THE MAYOR'S OFFICE, E-MAIL, THEY CAN MAKE PHONE CALLS TO US OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS WHO THEY MIGHT LIKE TO HAVE TO SERVE ON CITY COUNCIL FOR THIS SHORT TIME.))
[OUT Q=short time.]
The person appointed would serve on council until the end of June.
Stormy weather has left its destructive mark on Michigan.
The National Weather Service says a combination of tornadoes, thunderstorms, and high winds blacked out nearly 200- thousand- homes.
Gusty winds caused an airport hangar to partially collapse last night.
And two men were taken to the hospital when their car overturned.
Philippine investigators are checking into the background of a computer school dropout, whose thesis described a program similar to the "Love Bug" virus.
Authorities identify the man as 22- year- old Oronel de Guzman.
He's the brother of a woman whose apartment was raided Monday.
It's also the home of the bank employee who was arrested and later released for lack of evidence.
School officials say de Guzman turned in a thesis describing how to steal passwords off the Internet.
But they rejected it.
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[IN Q=We are pointing]
((MANUEL F. ABAD/AMA COMPUTER COLLEGE: WE ARE POINT THIS OUT, SO THAT WE PUT ON RECORD THAT THE SCHOOL DOES NOT TOLERATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANY SOFTWARE AT ALL, OR ANY SYSTEM THAT IS PRONE TO BE DESTRUCTIVE TO SOCIETY. ))
[SUPER=01-Manuel F. Abad/AMA Computer College;]
[OUT Q=DESTRUCTIVE TO SOCIETY.]
Investigators say de Guzman is NOT yet considered a suspect.
It's been one year since a 14 year old Henry County girl was shot by her uncle, but now she has some closure.
A judge sentenced 47-year old William Edward "Billy" Mize to 51 years in prison for shooting his niece, Amanda Fackler, in the face.
The incident left Amanda blind and with lead poisoning.
She says it's been a long journey and knows there are more challenges to come.
[IN Q=I'm nervous]
((AMANDA FACKLER/VICTIM: I'M NERVOUS, BUT I'M READY TO GO ON AND LIVE MY LIFE.))
((WANDA MIZE/VICTIM'S MOTHER: SHE ASKS ME QUESTIONS WHY HE DID IT. I DON'T HAVE THOSE ANSWERS. I DON'T KNOW. I CAN'T GIVE THAT WHAT SHE NEEDS AND THAT'S THE REASON WHY? AND I TOLD HER SHE PROBABLY WILL NEVER WILL KNOW BUT SHE JUST HAS TO MAKE THE BEST SHE CAN MAKE OUT OF HER LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Amanda Fackler/Victim; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wanda Mize/Victim's Mother; :10]
[OUT Q=out of her life.]
The family is pleased with the sentence because it's almost a life sentence for the uncle.
Amanda now wishes to become a Braille teacher.
A man will serve 16 years in prison for his part in a convenience store robbery.
Lawrence David Reynolds admitted robbing three women at a convenience store in Axton last year.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./April 1999;]
Reynolds and his co-defendant William Lemayne Murphy say they were in the getaway car while Michael Ramey robbed the store and killed a clerk.
Ramey is charged with capital murder and will stand trial in October.
A group of citizens want the state to investigate Henry-Martinsville Social Services. They say social services did not respond fast enough when an elderly woman was left dying in her home.
The small group gathered at the front steps of the Martinsville Municipal Building yesterday.
They're calling for a state investigation into social services.
Police records show the agency waited 20 days before removing 75 year old Elizabeth Stolbun from her home.
The victim's husband and son face criminal charges.
[IN Q=I think everyone]
((MICHELE SMITH/CONCERNED CITIZENS: WE OURSELVES WILL ONE DAY BE IN THAT POSITION WE MIGHT BE DEPENDENT ON PEOPLE TO TAKE CARE OF US. WHEN PEOPLE TREAT US LIKE THIS WE AGENCIES TO NOT LET US DOWN. IT'S OFTEN OUR LAST RESORT.))
[SUPER=01-Michele Smith/Concerned Citizen;]
[OUT Q=our last resort.]
The social services' director, Joyce Martin, says it would not be in the best interest of the agency to speak about the case since it is ongoing.
She would only say the incident was unfortunate and the facts will play out in court.
A plan from the National Forest Service would prevent road construction on 43- million- acres across the country.
That's encouraging news to the Sierra Club, but it would like more.
The organization says the ban on road- building makes logging more difficult, but doesn't ban logging all together.
The proposal released yesterday
would keep roads from being built in some 414-thousand acres of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.
The Forest Service will hold two meetings about the plan in Roanoke-- the first on May 22 and a public hearing on June 20.
A portrait of Picasso's mistress brought in millions at an art auction last night.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
The high bidder paid a whopping 28-point-six- million dollars for this 19-32 portrait of Marie-Therese Walter.
It's believed to be the 10th highest price ever paid for any piece of art.
The pricey Picasso came from a private collection in Europe, and hasn't been on the market since 19-57.
The 20th century art auction raked in nearly 73- million- dollars.
But Christie's did NOT identify the high bidders.