Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Dale Earnhardt was known as the "Intimidator", but yesterday he succumbed to injuries he received in a crash at yesterday's Daytona 500.
Doctors are awaiting an autopsy, but believe Earnhardt died from a massive trauma at the base of his skull.
The 49- year- old was considered the greatest- or at least ONE of the greatest-- drivers of all time.
Today at his headquarters in Mooresville, North Carolina, friends and fans are remembering Earnhardt.
They're lighting candles and placing flowers on a make- shift memorial.
Jennifer Jones is there and has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Rodney Outlaw/Earnhardt Fan;]
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(LOCATOR: MOORESVILLE, NC)
STUNNED FANS OF THE NASCAR LEGEND ARE PAYING SILENT TRIBUTE AT A
MAKESHIFT MEMORIAL OUTSIDE DALE EARNHARDT'S HEADQUARTERS IN MOORESVILLE,
SOT: VIRGINIA BAKER, EARNHARDT FAN
SOT: RODNEY OUTLAW, EARNHARDT FAN
(COURTESY: FOX SPORTS)
DOCTORS SAY EARNHARDT DIED INSTANTLY FROM MASSIVE TRAUMA TO THE BASE OF
HIS SKULL WHEN HIS SIGNATURE NUMBER "3" CHEVY SLAMMED INTO THE WALL
DURING THE FINAL LAP OF THE DAYTONA 500. HIS SON, DALE JUNIOR, FINISHED
SECOND IN THE RACE. SOME RACING EXPERTS BELIEVE DALE SENIOR WAS
DELIBERATELY BLOCKING OTHER CARS TO PROTECT HIS SON'S POSITION.
DALE JR. SPOKE LAST NIGHT FOR THE EARNHARDT FAMILY.
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"WE'RE ALL DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE LOSS AND APPRECIATE EVERYONE'S
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AND WE'LL GET THROUGH THIS. I'M SURE HE WANTED US
TO KEEP GOING SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO."
FEW WILL EVER MATCH THE SUCCESS DALE SENIOR ACHIEVED OR THE PASSION HE
BROUGHT TO THE SPORT. KNOWN AS THE INTIMIDATOR BECAUSE OF HIS
AGGRESSIVE DRIVING STYLE, HE WAS A SEVEN TIME WINSTON CUP CHAMPION AND
A KEY FIGURE IN THE RAPID GROWTH OF NASCAR.
SOT: HUMPY WHEELER/EARNAHRDT FRIEND
Fans also have a chance to share their memories about Earnhardt or send condolences to Earnhardt's family and teams by...
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visiting our web page at WDBJ 7 -dot- com.
A Salem woman is charged with arson after a fire at a mobile home park this morning.
Police arrived at Ramey's Trailer Park around four a.m. to find the area around a mobile home burning.
Though there were people inside, no one was injured.
Police say 38-year old Karen Bennett was at the scene.
She was charged with arson and is lodged at the Roanoke County jail, pending a court hearing.
Actress Drew Barrymore flees a burning house in Beverly Hills...
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But this wasn't a movie scene, it was the real thing..
An early morning fire yesterday gutted Barrymore's two- story house.
Barrymore and her fiance, comedian Tom Green were inside the home when it caught fire.
Both escaped the fire un- harmed AND with their quirky sense of humor intact.
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[IN Q=Everything we own]
((DREW BARRYMORE/ACTRESS:EVERYTHING WE OWN IS GONE.
OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT THE HOUSE BURNED DOWN
AND, LET'S SEE, WHAT ELSE
THE HOUSE BURNED DOWN.. OH NO....))
[OUT Q=OH, NO...]
Barking dogs and smoke detectors alerted the couple.
Damage is estimated at 700- thousand dollars.
Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.
In Iraq, protests continue over Friday's American and British bombing raids.
About five- thousand demonstrators turned out to show their support for the Iraqi leadership.
Some burned U-S and Israeli flags.
Others, meanwhile, waved large banners and posters of President Saddam Hussein.
President Bush says he ordered the air raids to enforce the "no- fly" zones imposed over Iraq during his father's administration a decade ago.
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Coming up, a standoff with police leaves two people dead in Floyd County...
and following a nation-wide manhunt, two New Hampshire murder suspects are in custody. We'll have all the details, but first, a warm-up is in store this week. Let's get the latest from Jacey Birch...
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Two teenaged boys are behind bars in Indiana, ending a nationwide manhunt.
Police arrested James Parker and Robert Tullock early this morning in connection with the murders of two Dartmouth College professors.
Prosecutors are charging the pair as adults with two counts of murder in the deaths of Half (hahlf) and (soo-SAHN'-uh) Susanne Zantop.
The victims' bodies were found last month in
their New Hampshire home.
Both had been stabbed in the head and chest.
Authorities aren't saying why the teens are suspected in the killings, or what the motive was.
Former President Clinton is sharing the headlines with his younger half- brother.
Police in Hermosa Beach, California arrested Roger Clinton over the weekend for suspicion of drunk driving.
Clinton was arrested early Saturday after an
officer spotted him driving erratically.
Authorities say Roger Clinton failed a balance and coordination test and later failed a breathalyzer.
He's scheduled to be arraigned April second.
On his last day in office, BILL Clinton pardoned his brother for a 19-85 drug conviction.
A shootout in Floyd county over the weekend involving authorities ends in the deaths of two people.
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When deputies pulled up to the home of Kevin and Darlene Yoders Saturday night - 28 year old Roger Lee Whitlock of Check was reportedly in the driveway with a 44 caliber magnum revolver.
State police say Whitlock fired 6 rounds at three deputies... who then returned fire.
Whitlock then reportedly ran back inside the home -- where deputies found Whitlock and 30 year old Darlene Yoders dead.
Darlene's husband and five children were at home but were NOT hurt.
Dale Vest lives down the street from the Yoders family.
He also knew Whitlock.
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((DALE VEST/NEIGHBOR: I'D SEE HIM PASS THROUGH ALL THE TIME WAVE AT ME.))
[BUTT, BUTT, BUTT]
((DALE VEST/NEIGHBOR: HE JUST SEEMED NORMAL TO ME.))
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State Police say Whitlock and Darlene Yoders were friends.
So far officials have not said what LED to the shooting - but did say it appears Whitlock died from the shots fired by deputies.
Officials have not said whether Whitlock fired the shot that killed Darlene Yoders.
An early morning accident yesterday claimed the life of a Virginia Tech student.
Police say 19- year old Megan Christenson died when the pickup she was riding in collided with a Toyota Camry in Blacksburg.
Authorities say the driver of the Toyota appears to have pulled from Old Glade Road into the path of the pick-up.
The truck was traveling on Prices Fork Road.
Police say at this time... no charges have been filed.
No one else was seriously injured.
Radford University is expanding.
The college will gradually take over the 78- acre St. Albans Hospital property in Pulaski County.
The deal is the result of an agreement between the college and Carilion Health system.
School officials plan to convert the property into an economic development hub for southwest Virginia.
The key tenants will be the Economic Development Center of Southwest Virginia and the new
College of Information Science and Technology.
Audiences remain hungry for ``Hannibal.''
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The sequel to ``The Silence of the Lambs'' grossed an estimated
30 (m) million dollars to top the box office for the second
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Chris Rock's comedy ``Down to Earth'' debuted at number two. ``Recess: School's Out'' is number three.
``Sweet November" is in fourth place and Best-picture Oscar nominee ``Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon''
finished in fifth place.[Eminem]
Love him or hate him-- rap singer Eminem is reveling in his notoriety.
He's nominated for FOUR Grammy awards.
Bill Whitaker has the story.
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SOUND UP: Eminem concert/ BLOOD, GUTS, GUNS, CUSS, KNIVES, LIES, WIVES,
GUNS, SLUTS, 'CAUSE I'M A KILL YA.
NARR: Even in an industry that prides itself on pushing the envelope ...
this is a shocker.
SOUND UP: Eminem video/ THINK I GIVE A DAMN ABOUT A GRAMMY?
NARR: The four Grammy nominations for hard-core rapper Eminem have
triggered howls of protest, from social conservatives and progressives
alike who charge he's anti-gay and anti- women. But where critics see a
bigot, many in the music industry see genius.
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(111555) ALL OF A SUDDEN WE ARE PRESENTED WITH THIS LITTLE BLOND HEADED
PUNK WHO'S TALKING ABOUT HOMOPHOBIC THEMES AND MISOGYNISTIC THEMES (edit
to 111656) IT IS A REPUGNANT RECORDING. Q: SO WHY ENDORSE IT? A: WE
ARE NOT ENDORSING IT. // WHAT THE MEMBERS HAVE DONE IS THEY HAVE
BASICALLY SAID THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT RECORDINGS OF THE YEAR.
NARR: And one of the most angry. Eminem says his rap reflects his life,
growing up Marshall Mathers III, poor in the projects of Detroit. But
critics, who complained all the way to congress, say his words are like
weapons brutalizing gays and women.
SOT: Lynne Cheyney/ HE ADVOCATES RAPING AND MURDERING HIS MOTHER IN ONE
OF HIS SONGS. HE GLORIFIES, IN THE SAME SONG, IN THE IDEA THAT HE MIGHT
MURDER ANY WOMAN HE COMES ACROSS.
NARR: Supporters say from Elvis, to Madonna, to Marilyn Manson rap and
rock live to shock. Rapper Ice T was criticized for his "Cop Killer"
rap a decade ago. He plays a cop on TV now, but encourages Eminem's
SOT: Ice T, Rapper EIGHT MILLION PEOPLE BOUGHT THIS RECORD, YOU KNOW, SO
WHAT DOES THAT SAY? IT SAYS THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ENJOYING IT.
SOT: Eminem/ EVERY TIME A CRITIC TRIES TO SLAM ME IN THE PRESS, I SELL
NARR: Critics say the Grammys just want to bask in his commercial
success. The industry insists it's recognizing his art. One thing for
sure; this controversy is bringing Eminem more success and recognition
than either his fans or detractors could have imagined. BW CBS LA.