Good afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A victory for the recording industry has Internet music service Napster singing the blues...
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]
A federal judge has ordered the on- line music- sharing service to shut down due to allegations of copyright infringement.
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[IN Q=To us, it's no different]
((LARS ULRICH/METALLICA DRUMMER: TO US, IT'S NO DIFFERENT THAN
WALKING INTO A TOWER RECORDS, STEALING A METALLICA CD, AND WALKING OUT
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(( DAVID BOIES/NAPSTER ATTORNEY: I THINK SETTLEMENT IS UNLIKELY, BECAUSE I THINK THE
PURPOSE HERE OF THE RECORD INDUSTRY IS TO PREVENT THE KIND OF
ALTERNATIVE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM NAPSTER REPRESENTS , FROM DEVELOPING
INTO COMPETITION . ))
[SUPER=01-Lars Ulrich/Metallica Drummer;]
[SUPER=01-David Boies/Napster Attorney; :08]
[OUT Q=INTO COMPETITION.]
But Napster says it won't give up without a
The company plans to appeal.
Meanwhile, Napster imitators are already popping up in the Internet, as well as sites that PAY artists for their songs.
French investigators say Tuesday's fatal Concorde crash wasn't sabotage -- and it doesn't look like pilot error.
Instead, they're focusing on mechanical problems or a maintenance error.
Meanwhile, residents living near the crash site say their small town will never be the same.
Drew Levinson has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Sandrine Morel/Gonesse Resident;]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News, Gonesse, France.]
Experts are still studying data and voice information found the
Concorde's two black boxes and they say it could take up to three days
to complete the analysis of over 600 bits of technical information.
But some preliminary findings have been made public. The French
Transport Ministry says sabotage has been ruled out and they don't
believe pilot error played a role in the crash. Their focus is on the
Concorde's two left engines, one of which was worked on just prior to
takeoff. But that engine burst into flames shortly before takeoff...
spewing flames..causing a very experienced pilot to ultimately lose
control of the supersonic jet.
(LOCATOR: GONESSE, FRANCE)
Two days after the crash, in the tiny French village of Gonesse, life
appears to go on as usual-and in many ways it does, people go about
their daily activities.
(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS 4:39:22)
BUT LIFE IS NOT THE SAME HERE, THE VILLAGERS SAY IT NEVER WILL BE.
THEIR LITTLE TOWN SET BETWEEN THE AIRPORT AND PARIS WILL FOREVER BE
LINKED WITH THE CRASH OF THE CONCORDE.
IT IS A TERROR FOR THE POPULATION
He worries for the townspeople-he says they live in the flight
pattern-planes go right over their heads-he wonders if another could
fall from the sky.
But Sandrine Morel-who once worked for Air France says everyone must
(SOT SANDRINE MOREL/GONESSE RESIDENT 4:54:39)
LIFE HAS TO GO ON ANYWAY, IT IS DRAMATIC ITS A DRAMATIC SITUATION, IT
IS REALLY SAD FOR EVERYBODY WHO DIED IN THIS TRAGEDY.
The crash, which ended the Concordes 31-year safety record has
provoked speculation about the future of the worlds most famous jet.
Though its three decades old, experts have maintained it has another
10 years in it.
But the crash, combined with the fact there is no so-called son of
concorde on the horizon doesn't bode well for the future of supersonic
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Gonesse, France.))[Moonshine]
Another four defendants in a federal moonshining case say they're not guilty.
The four were arraigned this morning in Roanoke federal court. They will remain on bond until their trial in September.
The indictments followed a two- year investigation by a task force based in Franklin County. Twenty -seven people now face federal charges as a result of the investigation.
Arraigned today were Jason Stanley, Leroy Marshall, Shirley Whitlow and Kenny Cobler (COBB-luhr). Two other defendants, Rodney Lee James and Autrey Lee Cooper also appeared in court today, but they are not yet represented by attorn
Roanoke County planners are trying to force the Rising Star sports camp to stop holding what they call illegal games.
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The rising star sports camp organizes games for kids' teams in the Roanoke Valley, and lets professional sports teams practice there. Roanoke County Planners say rising star is more than a camp, it's a commercial facility and day care, operating illegally in an agricultural area.
Attorneys are arguing the case today. We'll have a full update tonight on News 7 at 6.[Tech-Professor]
A former Virginia Tech professor is charged with embezzling thousands of dollars from the school.
A grand jury indicted George S. Libey -- a professor in the Fisheries and Wildlife Science department -- late yesterday.
Tech officials say he charged more than 34-thousand dollars in unauthorized personal expenses on his employee charge card.
Norfolk Southern management has opted to delay furloughs of 228 workers at their Roanoke car shop for five days.
The layoffs were scheduled for next Friday but are now set for August ninth.
Company officials say customers are demanding less coal, and that's what triggered the layoffs.
Coal exports are now on the rise. That may be the cause of the furlough postponement.
Celanese and its workers' union say they've reached a "tentative" contract agreement.
The proposed three-year contract follows two days of mediated negotiations between union and Celanese bargaining teams.
Celanese, which makes acetate used in cigarette filters and clothing, is the New River Valley's eighth largest employer.
It has more than 12-hundred workers.
Workers rejected the contract offered by Celco last month after negotiations broke down.
The tentative contract deal will go before union members for a vote in the next few weeks.
The driver of a gasoline tanker was killed when his vehicle rolled and burst into flames on a Florida highway.
[SUPER=03-Boca Raton, FL;]
The accident happened at 6- 30 this morning, shutting down the Florida Turnpike at the height of rush hour.
A car and a pick- up truck were also involved in the wreck.
The tanker driver was found dead outside the cab, and the driver of the pick-up truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
A thick column of smoke rising from the tanker fire could be seen from miles away.
[GRAPHIC=Mideast Peace talks]
There's word of new contacts between Israel and the Palestinian after the collapse of the Camp David peace summit.
The atmosphere at the White House is said to be cheery after the news.
Israel's deputy defense minister met with Palestinian officials last night.
He described the failure at Camp David as merely a "pause".
Meanwhile, the chief Palestinian negotiator says he's confident an agreement can be worked out before the September deadline.
New jobs may open up in Southside.
A power plant corporation wants to open a new facility in Henry County.
The Henry County board of supervisors approved a development agreement to have Cogentrix build a new power plant near the Axton substation.
The project would create 40 jobs with salaries of 50-thousand dollars.
In addition 500 temporary jobs would be needed to construct the plant.
The corporation would invest millions of dollars in the county which would mean millions in tax revenues.
((SID CLOWER/CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WHICH WE ESTIMATE TO BE ABOUT 2. 4 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR BASED ON ASSESSMENT AND ABOUT 11 YEARS IN A FIVE YEAR PERIOD.))
((JEF FREEMAN/COGENTRIX: THOSE THAT ARE TRULY INTERESTED IN THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT SHOULD EMBRACE A PLANT LIKE THIS BECAUSE IT TRULY REPRESENTS THE BEST WAY OF PRODUCING ELECTRICITY. WE'VE PUT EVERYTHING TO REDUCE EMISSIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Sid Clower/County Administrator;]
[SUPER=01-Jef Freeman/Cogentrix; :12]
[OUT Q=reduce emmissions.]
The corporation still needs to meet state and federal regulations. It hopes to start construction by the end of next year.
Family and friends have raised nearly 50- thousand dollars to help a Radford couple whose only child is fighting a rare disease.
Two recent fundraisers helped secure the money for the Moores and other families.
Teresa Hamilton has an update.
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[IN Q=Family and friends ]
[SUPER=01-Angela Moore/Mother; :20]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Moore/Father; :44]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Radford.]
(( Family and friends of Patrick and Angela Moore are raising money to help the family with their son's medical bills.
The funds will also be used to get more people signed up as bone marrow donors.
The Moores' six month old son was born without the white blood cells to fight infection and needs a bone marrow transplant.
[In q= He loves]
((ANGELA MOORE/MOTHER: HE LOVES TO LOOK AROUND IN THE YARD, LOOK AT TREES AND FLOWERS, LIKES TO GO FOR A STROLL IN HIS STROLLER.))
[out q= his stroller.]
Doctors have found potential marrow donors in the event Henry's health worsens... however, none are a perfect match.
But Henry is responding to medication... and the Moores are hoping that an even better match can be found before the transplant becomes a necessity.
[IN Q= WE'RE SO]
((PATRICK MOORE/FATHER: WE'RE SO FORTUNATE THAT WE HAVE SOME CLOSE ENOUGH MATCHES BUT THEY'RE NOT PERFECT MATCHES AND EVERY DEGREE LESS MAKES THE TRANSPLANT A LITTLE MORE DANGEROUS.))
[out q= more dangerous.]
Henry will have to have a transplant, though, by age three when his medication can actually cause a malignant form of leukemia.
But the Moores, who've been blessed by the generosity of friends, family and strangers, are optimistic the perfect match is out there.
And, are also eager to help other families.
They're planning another bone marrow drive... to possibly help their son and the countless others who're also waiting for the gift of life.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Radford.))
A Roanoke shopping center is finding ways to keep business growing.
Towers Mall owner Gary Rappaport says an expanded intersection and more male-oriented stores will help his shopping center continue to thrive.
Rappaport addressed the Kawanis Club yesterday with an update on Towers' progress.
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[IN Q=We of course]
[SUPER=01-Gary Rappaport/Towers Mall]
[tc: 19:44:34 tape: Kawanis]
((GARY RAPPAPORT/TOWERS MALL: WE OF COURSE ARE EXPANDING KROGER BY 12,000 SQUARE FEET AND SINGED A NEW 15 YEAR LEASE WITCH COMMITS OUR ANCHOR FOOD TENANT TO BE THERE AT TOWERS FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.))
[OUT Q=years to come.]
Rappaport says an extension of Wonju Street with an additional light would help ease access to the site.
He also says the construction of Interstate 73 through the Roanoke Valley would generate a greater customer base.
He met with V-DOT officials yesterday to discuss the two construction proposals.
A new form of money could make its way into Floyd County residents' pockets.
It's called "scrip" - a form of currency that can be used only in a localized area.
Scrip is used in several towns and cities nationwide .. Usually, the currency is broken up into "Hours" - each "hour" note represents the value of one-hour's work.
The "Floyd Scrip Study Group" is looking into implementing the currency system into the community.
They say using the money can strengthen the local economy by keeping cash flow confined to an area.
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[IN Q=It's not...]
[SUPER=01-Dawn Shiner/Floyd Scrip Study Group]
((DAWN SHINER/"FLOYD SCRIP STUDY GROUP": IT'S NOT IN ANY WAY ELIMINATING FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES - IT'S TOTALLY WORKING ALONG SIDE - IT'S JUST SAYING, HERE'S THIS VALUE, RIGHT HERE IN FLOYD - LET'S SEE IF WE CAN SPEND OUR MONEY HERE, BEFORE WE HAVE TO SPEND IT OUTSIDE.))
[OUT Q=spend it outside.]
The study group says nothing is final at this point .. But, members say they've contacted several local businesses interested in taking part in this new economy.
They say they'll name the currency, "Floydian Scrip." [HUD-Grant]
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a mutli-million dollar grant to the city of Danville.
The announcement came as local leaders and housing authority officials listened to a phone conference by the HUD Secretary yesterday afternoon.
Danville will receive 20 million dollars to tear down the 232 apartments at Liberty View and replace them with single family homes.
[IN Q=Libert View, it]
((DARYL DALTON/ :LIBERTY VIEW, IT WILL PROBABLY TAKE A YEAR BUT WE WILL IMMEDIATELY THIN LIBERTY VIEW OUT AND WE WON'T HOUSE ANY NEW PEOPLE. IN A YEAR'S TIME LIBERTY VIEW WILL BE DEMOLISHED.))
[SUPER=01-Daryl Dalton/Danville Housing Authority;]
[OUT Q=will be demolished.]
The local housing authority has been applying for this grant for five years.
HUD also awarded Norfolk with a grant of 35 million dollars.
Meantime, a substantial grant has been awarded by The U-S Army to the College of Human Resources and Education at Virginia Tech.
Shelly Nickols-Richardson is just one of the researchers who will work on a study to determine ways to prevent stress fractures in women who begin military training.
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[IN Q=The U-S army]
((SHELLY NICKOLS-RICHARDSON/ASST. PROFESSOR HUMAN Nutrition THE U-S ARMY HAS FUNDED A GRANT FOR US AT ABOUT 740-THOUSAND DOLLARS, IT'S A TWO YEAR PROJECT IN WHICH WE'LL BE IMPLEMENTING OR ENGAGING WOMEN IN A SPECIAL TYPE OF RESISTANCE TRAINING TO HELP BUILD THEIR BONE STRENGTH AND LOOK AT PROPERTIES THAT CHANGE IN THE BONE))
[SUPER=01-Shelly Nickols-Richardson/Assistant Professor]
[OUT Q=the bone]
Nickols-Richardson says up to 30 percent of women in the military experience some type of stress fracture.
Lynchburg residents can catch a glimpse of Broadway tomorrow without having to leave town.
The Dance Theatre of Lynchburg will be performing "Broadway: Take Eleven" at Randolph Macon Woman's College tomorrow night.
The performance will consist of eleven songs taken from different Broadway shows like "The Music Man" and "West Side Story".
Students have spent the past four weeks rehearsing under the guidance of one-time Broadway performer Keith Lee.
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[IN Q=If you're doing]
((CAROLINE BOYD/ARTS ON THE HILL CAMPER: HE'S VERY GOOD. How has he helped you? IF YOU'RE DOING SOMETHING WRONG, HE CONFIRMS THE PROBLEM AND HE TELLS YOU HOW YOU CAN MAKE IT RIGHT.))
((CALEB STONE/ARTS ON THE HILL CAMPER: WE PUT IN A LOT OF EFFORT AND THAT WE HAD A LOT FUN AND THAT IT'S A VERY NICE SHOW.))
[SUPER=01-Caroline Boyd/Arts On The Hill Camper; :00]
[SUPER=01-Caleb Stone/Arts On The Hill Camper; :11]
[OUT Q=very nice show.]
After two years of borrowing space, the Dance Theatre will move it into its own building on Commerce Street in Lynchburg this fall.
And finally this afternoon--
St. Bernards are known for their bravery.
But this 200-pound puppy, Sam, really proved to be a lifesaver.
His owner Kathi Zerance suffered a brain aneurysm, while swimming in a river last week.
On instinct, Sam kept her afloat when she lost consciousness.
Sam managed to wrap his huge body around her for a half- hour until help arrived.
As a result, Sam got cake and ice cream as a reward.