He's accused of killing his teen aged neighbor in 19-75.
A quarter- century later, Kennedy relative Michael Skakel has his day in court.
And you've seen him in those inspirational Subway commercials.
Joy Sutton gets the "skinny" on the Subway diet in a live interview with Jared Fogle, coming up.
More warm weather and sunny skies for today but get out your jackets tonight and be ready to warm your car up tomorrow... because some big changes are in the forecast.
Join us for all that and more on News 7 at noon.
Bobby Kennedy's nephew appears in court to face charges of a murder he allegedly committed when he was a teenager.
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The murder case against a Kennedy nephew is now officially in adult court.
Michael Skakel was arraigned this morning on charges he murdered his teen aged neighbor more than 25 years ago.
Gretchen Carlson reports.
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[SUPER=01-Mickey Sherman/Skakel Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Matthew Coulette/Assistant Prosecutor;]
[OUT Q=Carlson, CBS News, Stamford, CT.]
Michael Skakel is used to the barrage of cameras and reporters
now. for the last year he's been ushered in and out of courtrooms to
face charges he killed his 15 year old neighbor more than 25 years ago.
Today in court, Skakel did not enter a plea. his attorney requested a
probable cause hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to
That hearing will take place in April.
sot: Mickey Sherman/Skakel Attorney
"the probable cause, judge will throw it out...
skakel is accused of murdering Martha moxley in 19-75. Her body was
found in her own yard in Greenwich CT, she had been beaten, then stabbed
with a golf club. The golf club was eventually linked to skakel.
because Skakel is a relative of the Kennedy family, prosecutors are
worried the Kennedy family name could influence a jury pool. They are
now asking to move the murder trial to different city in CT.
sot: Matthew Coulette/asst. prosecutor
"we can't say anything about the trial."
A Norfolk Southern shop in Pennsylvania will remain operational for an additional six months thanks to intervention by a Congressman.
But today the railroad said that deadline is final.
The maintenance shop in Hollidaysburg was supposed to shut down March first.
But after former Congressman Bud Shuster stepped in, the closing date was pushed back to September first.
A total of 4-hundred people will end up losing their jobs.
The news is not so good for Pulaski furniture.
The company announced more than one hundred employees will be laid off.
The company says 90 people will be laid off from its Ridgeway plant.
13 more jobs are being eliminated from a support facility in Pulaski.
Pulaski Furniture blames the cutbacks on a slump in the industry.
The Ridgeway plant makes grandfather clocks and curio cabinets.
The Indian will remain the mascot for Blacksburg High School at least for now.
In a passionate school board meeting last night, representatives from both sides stated their cases.
Opponents of the Indian mascot called it racist and offensive. Advocates called it tradition and heritage.
After hours of talks the board still could not come to a decision.
Members agreed to talk about it further and meet at a later date.
Local funeral homes are giving fans of Dale Earnhardt an opportunity to express their grief over his unexpected death.
All five branches of Oakey's Funeral Service have put out memorial records books for fans to sign.
They'll be available for about a week.
Then the company will either ship or hand deliver the messages to the Earnhardt family.
Oakey's vice president says he thinks the gesture helps fans cope with their feelings about Sunday's crash.
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[IN Q=It gives them a chance...]
((MIKE SPESSARD/V.P., OAKLEY'S FUNERAL SERVICES: IT GIVES THEM A CHANCE TO EXPRESS THEIR GRIEF AND CONCERNS FOR THE SURVIVORS IN THE FAMILY... SORT OF AS CLOSURE TO THE WHOLE SITUATION WHICH IS SO TRAGIC.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Spessard/V.P., Oakey's Funeral Service;]
[OUT Q=which is so tragic.]
The last time Oakey's offered condolence books on such a broad scale was in 1997 after the death of Princess Diana.
Lotz Funeral Homes is offering the same service.
Fans remembered The Intimidator at the New River Valley Speedway last night.
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Last Night;]
A candlelight ceremony was held there in memory of Dale Earnhardt.
Organizers originally estimated that 15- hundred racing fans of all ages turned out to be part in the event.
But by the end of the evening organizers said it was more like three thousand.
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[IN Q=It's very ]
((RAYMOND BITTINGER/RACING FAN: IT'S VERY SELDOM THAT ONE PERSON CAN BRING THIS MANY PEOPLE OUT WITH THIS MUCH REVERENCE AND LOVE AS WAS SHOWN HERE TONIGHT... WHAT WE'RE HERE FOR.))
((MARY HAGEE/RACING FAN: IT JUST SHOWS THAT PEOPLE OF AMERICA AND THIS COUNTY LOVE RACING AND WANTED TO SHOW THEIR RESPECT AND THAT WAS THE MAIN THING. HE WILL BE MISSED BY EVERYONE.))
[SUPER=01-Raymond Bittinger/Racing Fan; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mary Hagee/Racing Fan; :16]
[OUT Q=by everyone.]
The crowd included folks of all ages.
Even those who did NOT root for Earnhardt on the track said he was a man to be respected.
Major developments today in the investigation of the deadly collision between an American submarine and Japanese fishing boat.
A crew member of the U-S-S Greeneville admits he stopped plotting sonar readings because civilians on board distracted him.
Navy officials say the sonar had detected the fishing vessel 71- minutes BEFORE the sub surfaced beneath the boat.
But the National Transportation Safety Board is hesitant to blame anyone until its investigation is complete.
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((JOHN HAMMERSCHMIDT/NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD:AND IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, ATTACHING SIGNIFICANCE OR SAYING
WAS IT HIS RESPONSIBILITY VERSUS SOMEONE ELSE'S RESPONSIBILITY, WE'RE
NOT QUITE THERE YET.))
[SUPER=01-John Hammerschmidt/Nat'l. Transportation Safety Board;]
[OUT Q=NOT QUITE THERE YET.]
16- civilian guests were aboard the sub.
Two of them were sitting at the controls when the collision happened.
Pope John Paul today officially installed the largest group ever of new cardinals.
The group will someday play a major role in selecting the NEXT Pope.
In a special ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica, the Pope elevated 44 Catholics to church leadership positions.
Cloaks and caps of red symbolize a pledge to give life and blood to preserve their faith.
The 80- year-old Pontiff urged them to defend the church's traditions.
Four U-S citizens are among today's new inductees.
The future of Victory Stadium remains uncertain.
Roanoke City Council is looking at new options for the facility.
They include plans that would preserve the exterior of the structure.
But the cost of the renovation remains a major obstacle.
The two newest alternatives would create a multi- purpose facility within the existing walls of the stadium.
One of the plans would include portable seating that could be moved to create a more intimate setting for concerts.
But the cost of that alternative is estimated at 19- million dollars.
Yesterday council also asked the city manager to study how much it would cost to build a new stadium on a different site.
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[IN Q=I think with the type of dollars]
((I THINK WITH THE TYPE OF DOLLARS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN NINE MILLION AND 20 MILLION DOLLARS I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE INVESTIGATE ALL OF THE OPTIONS, BECAUSE ONCE WE MAKE A DECISION AND BREAK GROUND, IF WE DON'T DO THE RIGHT ONE, IT'S GOING TO BE HARD TO UNDO.))
[SUPER=01-Bill White/Roanoke City Council]
[OUT Q=it's going to be hard to undo.]
City council also voted to move forward with plans for one-way traffic on Wiley Drive though Smith Park.
The change will not affect traffic through Wasena Park.
He's been on the Today Show , Extra and even on the Oprah Winfrey show --all for losing 245 pounds on the Subway diet.
And today Jared Fogle is here in Roanoke.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim/ Joy ON-Record]
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton -- joins us with Jared and Kimberly Johnston --who was inspired by his story and lost more than a hundred pounds herself.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim/ Joy ON-Record]
(Joy tosses back to Kim)[CPI-Report]
In business news, the January Consumer Price index report released today contained a surprising increase.
It rose six-tenths of one percent.
But analysts say the Federal Reserve will likely cut interest rates during next month's policy-setting session.
The C-P-I's rise was led by a jump in energy prices, with natural gas posting a whopping 17 percent increase from last month.
That's the largest one-month increase on record.
It's not your TYPICAL hockey maneuver--
Cliff Abraham is the zamboni driver for the America West Hockey League's Bozeman Ice Dogs.
He performed this stunt where he swung down from the top of the arena to the ice on a rope.
He then slid across the ice on his cowboy boots to the opposite end.
As the highlight of the performance-- a giant slingshot shot him back across the ice, where he grabbed the rope (------------)