A hijacking is over- in Saudi Arabia.
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Commandos stormed the plane freeing more than 100 hostages- but the raid left three people dead-
People came out to protest leather in downtown Roanoke-
But the people who sell leather say the protest is ridiculous.
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((JEFF DEATON/LEATHERHOUS OWNER: I REPRESENT THE 99 POINT NINE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE WHO DON'T AGREE WITH THIS NONSENSE. ))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Deaton/Leatherhous Owner; ]
[OUT Q=agree with this nonsense.]
And a tough loss for U-V-A as they lose by one point to Gonzaga in the final seconds.
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Stay tuned for all of your N-C-A-A coverage right here on your hometown station- WDBJ-7.
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The hijacking of Russian airliner is over, but not without a loss of life.
Commandos in Saudi Arabia freed more than 100 hostages when they stormed the plane, but the raid left three people dead.
Kimberly Dozier reports.
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((A violent end to a hijacking, when Saudi Arabia's special
forces...stormed a Russian plane to free more than a hundred hostages.
There were casualties on all sides..a hijacker, a passenger and a flight
attendant, though she may have been killed by the hijackers themselves.
The hostage takers were Chechen militants, demanding an end to Russian
rule in their territory. They took over the plane after it left Turkey,
diverting it from Moscow, to the holy city of Medina, in Saudi Arabia.
The hijackers had released many of the passengers, in stages.
But Russian President Vladimir Putin, rushing back from a holiday to
handle the crisis, approved storming the plane.
Some experts believe is could have been handled differently.
Sot: Michael Yardley/Anti-terrorist expert
A former Chechen government minister, Aslambik Artsayev, has been
identified as one of the attackers. His mother says he, along with his
uncle and nephew, planned this to highlight the Chechen plight and to
prove that, whatever Moscow says, the battle for Chechnya is far from
over. Kimberly Dozier...CBS News London.))
Police were called to a protest outside a leather store in Roanoke this afternoon.
A member of N-R-V Care, an animals rights group from Blacksburg, sat down in the doorway of the Leatherhous and would not move.
Police arrested the man and had to drag him to the car.
About 20 other demonstrators stood on the curb peacefully holding signs saying leather equals murder and handing out pamphlets.
The owner of Leatherhous says he doesn't mind the protesters.
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((ANDY COHEN: IT'S OKAY FOR THEM OT PROTEST THAT'S WHY WE LIVE IN AMERICA BUT WHEN YOU START INTERRUPTING THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC COMING INTO SOMEBODY'S STORE THAT'S THEIR LIVELIHOOD.))
[SUPER=01-Andy Cohen/Leatherhous Owner]
[OUT Q=that's their livelihood]
Among the protesters were some holding signs saying I love leather and honk if you wear leather.
We'll hear from that side of the protest tonight on News 7 at 6.
It's a thriving business that took over a long vacant building.
But the Richmond area's Send-A-Chef restaurant is NOT being welcomed with open arms.
That's because it put "Home of the Ghetto Burger" right on the sign.
Some of the neighbors say it's a put-down, that will hurt efforts to revitalize the area.
[IN Q=When I first heard about]
((ADINA BRAXTON/DINER: WHEN I FIRST HEARD ABOUT A GHETTO BURGER, I COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT. NOBODY WOULD NAME A RESTAURANT CALLING THEIR BURGERS GHETTO BURGERS. AND I WAS WONDERING WHAT EXACTLY WAS THEY MEANING ABOUT GHETTO BURGERS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY MEAN BY GHETTO BURGERS. ME PERSONALLY, I STILL DON'T KNOW. AND I'M NOT GETTING A GHETTO BURGER!))
[SUPER=01-Adina Braxton/Diner; ]
[OUT Q=not getting a ghetto burger!]
But chef Frank Pitchford says he's NOT trying to demean anyone.
The ghetto burger's just a fond reminder of his own roots.
[IN Q=It was 13 of us, and]
((FRANK PITCHFORD/GHETTO BURGER CHEF: IT WAS 13 OF US, AND MY MOTHER USED TO MAKE THAT, FRY THE BURGERS IN THE BIG, BLACK CAST IRON SKILLET WITH THE FRIED ONIONS AND PUT IT ON WHITE BREAD. AND IT WAS HARD TIMES FOR US AND I GUESS YOU COULD CALL IT A GHETTO BURGER.))11
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((SAM RICHARDSON/DINER: WITH THE MAYONNAISE, AND THE LETTUCE, AND TOMATOES, AND ALL THAT, IT'S PRETTY GOOD. What would you name it? HA. MAYBE THE OWNER'S NAME OR SOMETHING. WHATEVER HIS-- BUT I SURE WOULDN'T NAME IT GHETTO, I TELL YOU THAT. I WOUILDN'T.))14
[SUPER=01-Frank Pitchford/Ghetto Burger Chef; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sam Richardson/Diner; :12]
[OUT Q=I tell you that. I wouldn't.]
Pitchford says the sign stays, the name stays, and thanks for the controversy.
The ghetto burger business has never been better.
Stay with us Robin Reed will have our forecast coming up next.
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A miserable week is coming to an end on Wall Street. And the news today is much the same as it has been.
Stocks are down big across the board.
Alexis Christorforous has the details in today's Marketwatch.
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[OUT Q=Marketwatch News 7 at 5]