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Coming up next on the newscast, changes at First Union- apparently some layoffs- and some branches may close.
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Also the Reverend Jesse Jackson says he fathered a child out of wedlock almost two years ago.
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In other news, NASCAR fans could soon show their support on their bumpers.
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Also a judge says a group can go ahead with plans for another license plate. This one is expected to generate more controversy than money.
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Was Rae Carruth the mastermind behind the murder of his pregnant girlfriend?
Jurors can't seem to figure that out- They told a judge today- they're stuck.

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After several days of deliberations- jurors today told the judge they're divided- not just on one charge- but all four charges against the former N-F-L player.
The judge sent jurors back though and told them to keep on trying.
Chris Lawrence is following the case from Charlotte.
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(( Rae Carruth has been accused of first degree murder and three other charges but jurors stayed split on all of them. So, the judge ordered them back into delierations and said keep trying. Judge Charles Lamb:
Carruth's mother started crying in the courtroom while the victim's father walked out, convinced Carruth was... Jeff Moonie, Victim's Father, "Guilty! You have no doubt? None."
About one year ago, a man shot Carruth's pregnant girlfriend along this road in Charlotte. Cherica Adams died a month later but the baby boy survived. Prosecutors say Carruth arranged the murder because he didn't want to pay child support. They say Carruth drove his car in front of Adams and forced her to slow down. Then three hired hitmen came up along side Adams and shot her. Dan Watkins admits he pulled the trigger, but says Carruth hired him. The defense says it was a drug deal gone bad and Watkins opened fire on Adams after she used an obscene hand gesture.))


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First Union is trying to save money- That could mean shakeups from upper management all the way down to bank tellers.
The company's C-E-O says dozens of First Union banks are set to close within the next few months.
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Jennifer Miele joins us now with the latest.
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Jean one employee says about 20 people were let go today in four different divisions. Many of them in the check cashing division.
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That could be because earlier today company officials said profits fell 29 percent over the last three months.
They also said operating costs were just too high this year.
So the company is doing everything it can to get those costs down.
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((KEN THOMPSON: WE HAVE NAMED NEW HEADS OF GENERAL BANKING, CAPITAL MARKETS, A NEW GENERAL COUNCIL, A NEW CHIEF RISK OFFICER, A NEW TREASURER AND A NEW CFO.))
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The Nation's fifth largest bank laid the situation right out on the line.... profits are down, costs are up, so they've made necessary changes.
So far down that it's sold 58 branches -- 26 more are set to go within the next few months.
Analysts believe the purchase of The Money Store and Core States may have pulled the company down. [tc:06:19:06] ((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS: THERE IS NO QUESTION FIRST UNION WAS IN A RACE TO GROW, RACING OTHER LARGE BANKS TO GROW. AND SOMETIMES HASTE MAKES WASTE.))
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Analysts say the worst may be over because changes have been made and the bank is STILL making money.
But the Wall Street Journals reported FleetBoston may consider buying First Union.
And while the powers that be are contemplating the future, employees are left to wait and see.
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Interest rates will also affect the outcome of First Union's Financial State.
We'll talk about that at six, Jean.

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Jesse Jackson is in seclusion today after admitting he had an affair two years ago that resulted in the birth of a child. Stephen Clark has the latest.
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(((SUPER: SEPT. 19, 1998, WASHINGTON, DC)
(SOT, JESSE JACKSON, "we have all sinned and come short and at our best

we must strive to be better.")
JESSE JACKSON WAS CONSTANTLY AT PRESIDENT CLINTON'S SIDE DURING THE LEWINSKY SCANDAL... BUT HE WAS HIDING A SCANDAL OF HIS OWN.
HE ADMITTED THURSDAY TO FATHERING A DAUGHTER OUT OF WEDLOCK.

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THE MOTHER IS RAINBOW COALITION EMPLOYEE KARIN STANFORD, SEEN HERE IN 1998 ENTERING A WHITE HOUSE MEETING WITH JACKSON.
THE LITTLE GIRL WAS CONCEIVED EVEN AS JACKSON WAS URGING THE NATION TO FORGIVE CLINTON HIS SINS.

(SOT, JESSE JACKSON, SEPT. 19, 1998, "no matter how high we are, we are

still in the human condition.")
JACKSON MADE THE STUNNING ADMISSION JUST BEFORE THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER HIT THE NEWSTANDS WITH THIS FRONT PAGE ARTICLE.
"I FULLY ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY AND I AM TRULY SORRY FOR MY ACTIONS." JACKSON SAID IN HIS STATEMENT...THEN, OF HIS WIFE OF 38 YEARS AND HIS FIVE CHILDREN HE DESCRIBES THE ORDEAL AS: "....AN EXTREMELY PAINFUL, TRYING AND DIFFICULT TIME. I HAVE ASKED GOD AND EACH OF THEM TO FORGIVE ME, AND I THANK EACH OF THEM FOR THEIR GRACE AND UNDERSTANDING THROUGHOUT THIS PERIOD OF TRIBULATION."

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IN HIS HOMETOWN OF CHICAGO, JACKSON WAS THE TALK OF RADIO STATION WVON.

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IN NEW YORK, FELLOW MINISTER AND ACTIVIST AL SHARPTON URGED AMERICA TO PUT THIS IN PERSPECTIVE.

(SOT, AL SHARPTON, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, "we should remember that for

35 years it was jesse jackson who walked the picket lines, that marched, went to jail, went to foreign shores to bring home prisoners of war for this nation.")

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Students and teachers in Highland County will have to head to school tomorrow after all.
Tomorrow was originally a scheduled day off for Highland County but because school was cancelled today for weather- students will hit the books tomorrow- AGain, Highland County schools are open on Friday.


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Will an Amherst County teenager serve prison time for murdering his mother? We will have the judge's decision-
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[VO] Also a Missouri judge says he's defending his reputation as he opposes the confirmation of Attorney General nominee John Ashcroft.
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An Amherst County teen will spend 43 years in prison for killing his mother and shooting his father last summer.
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16-year old Daniel Maddox plead guilty to charges of second degree murder, malicious wounding and using a firearm.
Maddox shot his mother to death then ambushed his father in their home off Route 60.
Despite his young age, a judge decided Maddox deserved prison time.
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((ED MEEKS/PROSECUTOR: YOU NEVER KNOW IN A CASE LIKE THIS BECAUSE OF THE AGE OF THE DEFENDANT, BUT YOU HAVE TO BALANCE THAT AGAINST THE BRUTALITY OF THE EVENT AND THE COURT COMMENTED ON THAT. AND YOU ALSO HAVE TO CONSIDER THE FUTURE RISK TO THE COMMUNITY.))
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Maddox gave different motives for his attack, including that his parents were forcing him to attend summer school.
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Another tough day for Attorney General Nominee John Ashcroft-
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Today a judge testified against Ashcroft- telling senators he came to Capitol Hill to reclaim his reputation.
Ashcroft claimed Ronnie White was pro-criminal because he opposed the death penalty for a convicted murderer.
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((JUDGE RONNIE WHITE: MY RECORD BELIES THESE ACCUSATIONS... SENATOR ASHCROFT SAID I WAS FOR THE DEATH PENALTY.... I HAD HEARD.))
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In 1999, Ashcroft voted against Ronnie White's nomination to the federal bench.
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The Confederate Battle flag may soon appear on specialty license plates in Virginia.
A federal judge ruled today in favor of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
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They had sued the state two years ago, saying they were victims of discrimination.
The legislature approved a license plate honoring the Sons of Confederate Veterans- -withOUT the battle flag logo.

"There is no evidence," Judge Jackson Kiser ruled today, "that the legislature intended the restricting language... to lessen the honor or obscure the distinction." He ordered the restriction removed and the licenses issued like they were in Maryland.
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((WE'RE GOING TO IMMEDIATELY GO DOWN TO DMV AND BEGIN THE PROCESS. A LOT OF OUR MEMBERS HAVE BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME TO GET THEIR PLATES.))
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The state attorney general's office says it's reviewing what it calls the judge's "fairly complex and lengthy opinion," and how it "may affect the future of the specialty license program."

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Another license plate that is expected to generate a lot of attention, but little controversy was given the green flag today.
A legislative committee approved a NASCAR specialty plate today.
The tags would feature the car numbers, team colors and signatures of top drivers.
D-M-V Commissioner Rick Holcomb says similar plates have proven popular in West Virginia and other states.
They would cost 25 dollars more than a regular tag.
Virginia already offers 180 specialty plates which bring in about four and a half million dollars a year.


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The City of Roanoke is losing another longtime member of its senior management team. Today, Deputy City Manager Jim Ritchie announced he will retire on April first.
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Ritchie has worked under four city managers during the last 26 years, and he served as acting city manager for nine months before Darlene Burcham took over in January of 2000.
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((JIM RITCHIE/DEPUTY CITY MANAGER: THE YEARS AS ACTING CITY MANAGER COULD HAVE BEEN MORE ENJOYABLE IF WE HADN'T HAD THE DROUGHT, HADN'T HAD ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS AND OTHER DIFFICULTIES THAT WE HAD TO DEAL WITH THAT WERE FAIRLY UNIQUE TO THE CITY, BUT AGAIN IT WAS A PLEASURE WORKING WITH THE CITIZENS. WE OVERCAME THOSE DIFFICULTIES AND I HAVE NO REGRETS.))
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Ritchie says it was a tough decision, because he has enjoyed his years with the city. He says he is most proud of his work with citizens groups to solve problems.

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The busy wedding season is still a few months off, but NOW is the time to prepare, so Jacey Birch is standing with some people who can make life easier for the future brides out there.
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Planning a wedding can mean endless choices- there are flowers to pick out, food and of course what to wear.
Southwest Virginia's largest Bridal Showcase promises to bring you the "best of the best" in wedding needs - it is this Sunday.
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But we're geting a preview today- Jacey Birch is in our studio with some of the wedding experts now.
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Coming up today on Health Check, a student's overdose death has law enforcement officials worried about the current drug of choice...
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[VO] and then following sports, we'll see some lucky fisherman who don't have to tell you about the one that got away.
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The recent death of an Oregon teen --who overdosed on ecstasy has brought to light the drug's growing popularity and the risks of taking it.
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Some teenagers say ecstasy is the drug of choice.
And authorities say its tough to track because it's available at rave clubs, dance clubs, and parties.
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And authorities say the number of deaths from ecstasy is growing nationwide.
A teenager who calls himself "Echo daze" was there when 18 year Peter Vu overdosed and died.
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((IT MADE A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE CRY AND STUFF. YOU KNOW, LIKE REALLY SAD, RUINED THEIR HIGH, LIKE MADE EM THINK. BUT PEOPLE WILL STILL DO IT... JUST CAUSE ))
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Ecstasy can be bought for 20 to 30 dollars a dose.
The drug stimulates the nervous system... it can cause the body to overheat. Police says they've seen corpses with temperatures over 100 degrees even hours after death.
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Good afternoon. This Two Minute Ticker starts off on the mat.
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The Virginia Tech Wrestling team will find out this weekend just how good it really is.
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For the past 2 months, The Hokies have been ranked in the top 20 for Division One Schools.
Tech also has several wrestlers that are ranked in the top 5 in their weight classification.
But this weekend, The Hokies will put it on the mat against some of the top competition in the country at the national dual meet at Penn State.
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There's little room for error for the Roanoke College men's basketball team.
The second half of the season is filled with conference games.
Last night the Maroons helped their cause by picking up an ODAC win against Bridgewater.
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The Maroons rolled into the Bast Center basically knowing that a loss last night would wipe out any chance of winning the regular season crown.
Roanoke's Jamar Mansel makes the steal with some help from Robby Pridgen. He free birds down the court for the easy layin and the Noke is off and running.
Bridgewater's Shane Burnett would answer that with a dish to Jermaine Reed who flies to the hoops and drops in the deuce for the Eagles.
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But Roanoke played up to its preseason billing as PH product Colby Leftwich knocks down the wide open jumper.
The Maroons beat Bridgewater 73-to-62.
Roanoke is 10 and four and showing improvement after the holiday break.
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Tonight at six. Tech quarterback Michael Vick remains in the news, this time it's his choice of agents that has people talking and the Roanoke Express readies for its next game in the Round House.
Jean will be back to wrap up the Five after this.

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Three commercial fishermen in Missouri had to work like dogs to bring in their rather large catch recently.
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They pulled in a catfish that measured 54 inches and weighed 92 pounds.
The men were worried their nets wouldn't hold the catfish.
Even with the nets, it took all they had to get it into the boat.
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(("WE CAUGHT IT IN THE NET," "ALL THREE OF US MOVED OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE BOAT. ONE OF US GRABBED THE TAIL AND ANOTHER PUT HIS HAND IN ITS MOUTH TO GRAB. IT BIT ME PRETTY HARD... "IT HURT!"))
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As big as it is, the whopper is not even close to a record for a catfish. Someone else reeled in one that weighed over 117 pounds.
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