A ruling from the state supreme court on the Lewis Gale Clinic's request for a temporary injunction against two former doctors.
The clinic says the physicians are violating their no- compete clause.
And Roanoke is one of the stops for Governor Gilmore, as he travels around the state discussing the car tax.
A sunny day in store for Tuesday and this week brings us a little bit of Spring early. Our weather forecast is coming up.
News 7 at noon is straight ahead.
The state's highest court settles a dispute between physicians and their former employer.
The Virginia Supreme court rejected Lewis Gale Clinic's request for a temporary injunction against two of its former doctors.
In December, the clinic filed a law suit in Salem Circuit court against Doctors Preston Waldrop and Gregory Reibel (Ree-bul) for violating the no-compete clause in a contract they signed.
While the case was pending -- Lewis Gale requested a temporary injuction to stop the doctors from practicing until a final ruling was made.
The clinic took it's case to the higher court after a Salem judge denied the temporary injuction.
For now, the case will still go to court -- no word yet on a date.
The doctors' attorneys says the contract has already expired and is too broad and is not enforceable.[Car-Tax]
Governor Jim Gilmore will be in Roanoke at one this afternoon to present his point of view on the car tax.
Gilmore is winging around the state today to take his case to the people for a full phase-out of the car tax in this budget.
Back in Richmond, the House has upheld his phase-out in its budget this week.
But the Senate SLOWS the tax phase-out -- reminding voters of the Governor's own promise to cut the tax ONLY if state revenues continued growing.
E-Toys is closing its Pittsylvania County facility by this Spring.
That means 195 people from the Blairs facility will be out of a job.
An e-toys spokesperson says the company notified its employees last month to expect these layoffs.
A county supervisor said last night, the closing of e-toys could be a sign of what is yet to come.
[IN Q=I think we are]
((COY HARVILLE/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: I THINK WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE FIRST QUARTER TO KINDA SEE HOW THINGS GET TURNED AROUND. IF THEY DON'T AROUND IN THE FIRST QUARTER I THINK OUR WHOLE AREA IN GENERAL IS GOING TO BE IN HARD TIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Coy Harville/Pittsylvania Co. Supervisor]
[OUT Q=be in hard times]
Workers will be on the job until the end of March.
That's when the company is expected to run out of money.
A company spokesperson says it will be business as usual until then.
The state is expected to step in over the next several weeks to help the laid off workers find other jobs.
A Low Moor Company is up for sale as its parent company attempts to pay off 100 million dollars of debt.
Burlington Industries is negotiating the sale of its House Floor Accents division.
More than 100 employees would be affected by the sale.
The company says the division will be sold as an on-going operation -- so its buyer may continue to manufacture printed mats and home accents there.
Burlington says import competition has forced it to expand its operations in Mexico.
The investigation into the death of Tina Louise Foster continues.
Authorities say they've followed up on hundreds of leads, but they need more information.
Keith Humphry reports.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Caldwell/Commonwealth's Attorney; :41]
[SUPER=01-Monti Lee/Roanoke Police Detective; 1:19]
[OUT Q=News 7.]
(( Foster's body was found Friday evening in her own car parked behind the Rodeway Inn on Orange Avenue.
Detectives are still not sure how the car got there.
This much IS known: Foster left her parents home in Goodview around 6 o'clock LAST Monday evening, intending to meet a man for a photo shoot at 8:15.
Around 7:45 she made some purchases at Valley View Mall, according to witnesses and store records.
Police say they have reliable information that Foster's car was seen around 9:30 getting off the highway at the Tanglewood Exit, headed for the Mall.
The White Ford Mustang was being driven by a man, who appeared to be alone in the car.
Authorities want to know where the car was the rest of the time.
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[IN Q=We're looking for]
((WE'RE LOOKING FOR SPECIFIC LOCATIONS IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN SEEN AT SPECIFIC TIMES.))
[OUT Q=specific times.]
Though Foster left home wearing blue jeans, a sweater and clogs, she was wearing a backless evening gown with silver spaghetti straps when her body was found.
Police produced a picture of what that might have looked like.
[SOT @ 1:08:55]
((...WHICH IS AN EFFORT TO SHOW THE PUBLIC THE TYPE AND STYLE OF DRESS SHE WAS WEARING ON THIS EVENING.))
Inside the car police also found three pictures of a young woman the Foster family cannot identify.
Police hope maybe you can.
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[IN Q=Even if they]
((EVEN IF THEY DON'T KNOW WHO THE PERSON IS- -IF THEY KNOW THE ORIGIN- -WHO MIGHT HAVE TAKEN THESE PHOTOS OR PICTURES, PLEASE CALL WITH THAT INFORMATION ALSO.))
[OUT Q=information also.]
Call Sergeant Lee if you know anything about the case at 853-2696 ...or call Crime Line if you wish to remain anonymous.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))
Turnout appears light in today's election for Israeli prime minister.
And those who ARE heading to the polls look to be favoring challenger (ah-ree-EL) Ariel Sharon.
Meanwhile, clashes have intensified between Israeli police and demonstrators.
Drew Levinson is there.
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[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS news, Jerusalem.]
(NATSOUND SHARON VOTING)
If the opinion polls are right-Ariel Sharon was just one of the
overwhelming number of people who voted this morning to make HIM
Israels next Prime Minister.
(NATSOUND BARAK VOTING)
Plagued by his inability to deliver a peace treaty with the Palestinians
and end the violence-Prime Minister Ehud Barak is expected to go down in
( NATSOUND TAPE TWO 6:29:03)
SHARON, SHARON WILL BRING PEACE.
Many Israelis have responded to Sharons pledge of security first and
peace talks only after calm is restored.
(SOT ELIYAHU SIDIKMAN/VOTER TAPE ONE 6:10:50)
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO NEGOTIATE A PEACE TREATY FROM A STANDPOINT OF
But Barak supporters feel although Sharons strong man tactics may
quell fears in the short term, it will be Baraks diplomatic efforts
that will lead to long term peace.
(SOT TAPE ONE 6:13:50 SHIMSHA KLAUS/VOTER)
WHEN I WANT TO CONSIDER THE RIGHT MOVE I WOULD NOT TALK FROM MY BELLY
BUT FROM MY BRAIN.
NARR; BUT IN A LAND WHERE PASSIONS RUN HIGH IT'S ARIAL SHARON WHO HAS
CAPTURED HTE VOTERS EMOTION AND FROM ALL INDICATIONS THIS ELECTION AS
(STANDUP CLOSE: DREW LEVINSON)
With the support of counselors, workers headed back to a Chicago- area plant today.
A former employee opened fire there yesterday, killing five people, including himself.
Jennifer Jones has the story.
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[SUPER=03-Melrose Park, IL;]
[SUPER=01-Jeremey McCalmont/Navistar Employee;]
[SUPER=01-Carroll Bradshaw/Navistar Employee;]
[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, Melrose Park, IL.]
THE FLAG FLIES AT HALF STAFF IN FRONT OF THE NAVISTAR PLANT AS MANY
WORKERS RETURN TO THE SCENE OF YESTERDAY'S SHOOTING RAMPAGE. SOME WILL
BE ATTENDING COUNSELING SESSIONS OFFERED BY THE COMPANY.
SOT: JEREMEY MCCALMONT/NAVISTAR EMPLOYEE
"I THINK ITS A GREAT IDEA, A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, BUT NOTHING IS
GOING TO HELP THIS TOO MUCH, IT'S A TOUGH TIME."
CHAOS ERUPTED MONDAY MORNING WHEN FORMER EMPLOYEE WILLIAM BAKER FORCED
HIS WAY INTO THE PLANT WITH A SMALL ARSENAL OF WEAPONS... INCLUDING AN
A-K 47 ASSAULT RIFLE. POLICE SAY BAKER KILLED FOUR PEOPLE AND WOUNDED
SEVERAL OTHERS BEFORE TAKING HIS OWN LIFE. THIS WORKER LIVED JUST FOURS
DOORS AWAY FROM BAKER.
SOT: MCCALMONT AGAIN
"SEEMED LIKE A DECENT MAN, SOMETIMES I LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID HI. IT
DIDN'T SEEM HE COULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS, BUT YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT'S
NAVISTAR EMPLOYEES CAN CHOOSE TO WORK OR STAY AT HOME TODAY.
SOT: CARROLL BRADSHAW/EMPLOYEE
YOU HEAR ABOUT THESE THINGS AND YOU NEVER ANTICIPATE IT HAPPENING WHERE
YOU WORK. IT'S QUITE TRAGIC AND I FEEL SORRY FOR ALL THE FAMILIES OF
PEOPLE WHO WERE HURT IN THIS INCIDENT."
(STANDUP.......BAKER FIRED FOR STEALING...DUE TO START A PRISON
SENTENCE....TODAY..JENNIFER JONES CBS NEWS, MELROSE PARK, ILLINOIS.)
Virginia's House of Delegates killed a bill that would allow concealed weapons in restaurants that serve alcohol.
Some likened the bill to everything from the O-K Corral to Pancho (Via) Villa.
And that's just the supporters.
Virginia's House had a lengthy showdown over the bill last night.
Supporters say it's NOT just a second amendment right.
[IN Q=I would say]
((DEL. LEE WARE/R-POWHATAN: I WOULD SAY THAT ON OCCASION, THE ARMED CITIZEN CAN BE AS IMPORTANT TO PUBLIC SAFETY AS THE ARMED OFFICER OF THE LAW.))
[sot HOUSE 42:11]
((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: THEY GO TO WORK. THEY GO TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY. THEY PAY THEIR DUES. THEY PAY THEIR TAXES. THEY'RE JUST GOOD FOLKS. THEY JUST HAPPEN TO BE PACKING HEAT.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Lee Ware/(R) Powhatan; :00]
[OUT Q=packing heat.]
But even N-R-A members expressed doubts about mixing guns and alcohol.
What if a gun owner's at a bar and his ex-wife walks in with her new boyfriend?
[SOT house 31:01]
[IN Q=And so he's]
((DEL. TOM MOSS/D-NORFOLK: AND SO HE'S GOT A GUN ON HIM. AND HE WAS SOBER WHEN GOT THERE. BUT THEN, I'VE SEEN IT HAPPEN. AND I DON'T LIKE TO SAY IT, BUT I'VE BEEN CLOSE TO IT. NOT WITH THE EX WIFE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN YOU TWO OR THREE FIGHTIN' BUDWEISERS IN YOU.))
[SOT house 01:28:25]
((DEL. GEORGE GRAYSON/D-WILLIAMSBURG: VIRGINIA SHOULD BE FOR LOVERS AND NOT FOR LUGERS.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Tom Moss/(D) Norfolk; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. George Grayson/(D) Williamsburg; :20 QUICK]
[OUT Q=not for Lugers.]
In the end, the full House agreed, failing to pass the so-called "saloon bill" by a vote of 41 to 58.
Budget cuts could mean changes for several local museums and cultural attractions.
The Science Museum of Western Virginia in Roanoke is one such facility that's facing cuts.
Last year-- the museum got 725- thousand dollars in state funding.
This year-- the Governor offered no funding.
And, the House and Senate budgets combined set aside just 150 thousand dollars.
Museum officials say unless lawmakers come up with more money the 30- year old museum will have to scale back on its exhibits and hours.
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[IN Q=The cost]
((KEN SCHUTZ/MUSEUM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WE'D PROBABLY BE OPEN WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NEARLY ALL OF OUR PROFESSIONAL STAFF, WE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO AFFORD TO PAY THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Schutz/Museum Executive Director;]
[OUT Q=pay them.]
Mill Mountain Zoo, the Explore Park and Virginia Museum of Transportation are also facing cuts.
But for now... nothing has been decided.
State lawmakers will meet and hammer out differences before submitting a final budget to the governor.
A local cardiac rehab program is helping heart patients get back on their feet after a heart attack or other heart problem.
Exercise is just part of the recovery process for patients in Carilion's Rehabilitation program.
The program is designed to help patients recover faster and teach them how important it is to live a healthier lifestyle.
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[IN Q=After a heart attack your so]
((KAREN WARSAW/CARILION CARDIAC REHAB; AFTER A HEART ATTACK YOUR SO FRIGHTENED, WE CAN REALLY HELP THE PATIENT AND FAMILY WORK THROUGH SOME OF THE FEARS ABOUT HAVING HEART DISEASE. AND THEN IT'S COMPREHENSIVE TO HELP THEM MAKE LIFESTYLE CHANGES WHICH WILL DECREASE THEIR FURTHER INCIDENCE OF HEART DISEASE))
[SUPER=01-Karen Warsaw/Carilion Cardiac Rehab]
[OUT Q=of heart disease]
Once patients graduate from this program-- a maintenance program is offered at the Roanoke Athletic Club.
Former President Ronald Reagan reaches a milestone today--
It's his 90th birthday.
Reagan is at home in California recovering from a broken hip that he suffered last month.
He's also in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's.
While he's having a quiet celebration at home, there will be a birthday bash for him at the Reagan Library.
But admirers say they know this birthday will likely be one of his last.
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[IN Q=You hate to see]
((SALLY BALDWINSON/REAGAN ADMIRER: YOU HATE TO SEE HISTORY END AND IT'S GOING TO BE ENDING FOR HIM. WE DON'T KNOW HOW LONG, BUT IT'S CLOSER TO THE END THAN THE BEGINNING. SO, I FELL THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOING TO LOSE A LOT WHEN WE LOSE HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Sally Baldwinson/Reagan Admirer;]
[OUT Q=we lose him.]
Reagan is one of only three Presidents to reach his 90th birthday.
He shares the distinction with Presidents John Adams and Herbert Hoover.
And finally today--
Hollywood is often the backdrop of high- profile marriages AND divorces.
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/March 2000;]
The most recent celebrity split...the break- up of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
Hollywood watchers say there was some gossip that began a couple of weeks ago at the Golden Globes.
But yesterday, the couple's spokeswoman made the official announcement.
Cruise and Kidman have been married for 11 years.
The spokeswoman says the pair blames the split on the ``difficulties'' in having careers that keep them apart.