Coming up on News 7-
Two Roanoke College students are involved in a head on collision tonight.
New police chopper video of the World Trade Center attack- is released.
It's the American music awards against the Grammy's We'll tell you about the latest lawsuit.
Plus the top five albums of the year.
News 7 is next.
Word tonight that two top Taliban officials are in U-S custody... along with several other Al Quida fighters.
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((DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY: THEY HAVE CAPTURED LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE... OVER THE BORDER.))
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U-S officials hope their prioners will give them valuable information.
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Also tonight police video is released showing the World Trade Center attack..
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This video is taken from a police helicopter on September 11th-
Some of the pictures show different angles of the top floors of the trade center... before the collapse.
Other shots show just how much smoke filled the sky.... that day.
It'll be 100 days tomorrow since the terrorist attack.
Firefighters now say they've all but defeated the fires that have burned beneath the World Trade Center.
But they're still finding small hot pockets a fire truck remains on standby at the site.
Meanwhile the war goes on against those who attacked America... With the latest on that, Teri Okita reports from Washington.
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((THREE MONTHS AFTER THE TERRORIST ATTACKS ON AMERICA, THE WAR AGAINST TERROR GOES ON.
BUT THE BATTLEGROUND IS SHIFTING -- FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF TORA BORA, TO
A VIRGINIA COURTROOM.
ZACARIAS MOUSSAOUI, THE FIRST MAN INDICTED IN THE ATTACKS...IS HEADED TO
PROSECUTORS SAY HE COULD FACE THE DEATH PENALTY.
DOZENS OF AL-QAEDA FIGHTERS 'HAVE MET THAT FATE' -- KILLED BY U-S BOMBS IN AFGHANISTAN.
OTHER BIN LADEN LOYALISTS RAN FOR THE BORDER, ONLY TO BE CAUGHT BY THE PAKISTANI ARMY.
DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
'These al qaeda are bad people, and you can be darn certain, we're gonna get our hands on them.'
LOCATOR: KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN
U-S TROOPS ARE HOLDING CAPTURED FIGHTERS IN A NEWLY BUILT DETENTION
CENTER AT KANDAHAR AIRPORT.
F-B-I AGENTS ARE PROBING THE PRISONERS, LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION THAT
COULD LEAD THEM TO OSAMA BIN LADEN.
RUMSFELD "We're after him, we intend to find him, and I believe we will, but we haven't."
U-S SOLDIERS ARE SCOURING HUNDREDS OF CAVES IN THE TORA BORA AREA, LOOKING FOR AL-QAEDA FIGHTERS -- BUT FINDING MOSTLY WEAPONS, LEFT BEHIND.
MEANWHILE, AFGHANISTAN S INTERIM LEADER, HAMID KARZAI, WRAPPED UP DIPLOMATIC MEETINGS IN ROME.
...VOWING HIS COUNTRY WILL DESTROY TALIBAN HOLD-OUTS AND EVENTUALLY HUNT DOWN BIN LADEN HIMSELF.
HAMID KARZAI/AFGHANISTAN'S INTERIM LEADER "We ll have to finish them completely in Afghanistan, and we re very serious about that."
Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))
Two Roanoke College students are hospitalized tonight following a head- on collision in Salem.
Police say Mary Cunney ran a red light at the intersection of Electric Road and Keagy Road... striking another car head- on.
Cunney and a passenger were taken to Roanoke Memorial.
Police say the two Roanoke College students suffered serious injuries.
The driver of the other car was also hurt---though not as seriously.
Authorities say charges are pending against Cunney.
A two-vehicle accident in Franklin County tonight leaves several children and their mother injured.
State police say 35- year old Leslie Marie Ferguson's car collided with a pick-up on Route 619 this evening.
Ferguson and her three daughters were injured...
State police say the children were NOT wearing seat belts-- and the nine- year old was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial.
The driver of the truck was NOT seriously injured.
State police say charges are pending against the mother-- for passing in a "no passing" zone.
Governor Gilmore's final budget is a balanced one, but lawmakers aren't thrilled with how he got the numbers to come together.
Steve Smallshaw has more from Richmond.
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More than a billion dollars in the hole, Governor Jim Gilmore is digging himself out with a final budget that promises to leave everyone unhappy.
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE BUDGET HAS BEEN SOUNDLY AND RESPONSIBLY BALANCED AND WE'RE LEAVING OUR SUCCESSOR IN A VERY ADVANTAGEOUS POSITION.))
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Gilmore accomplishes that by dipping into the rainy day fund, raiding the transportation trust fund for 600 million dollars, floating a billion dollars in bonds and asking for the state's tobacco settlement money up front.. an idea legislators rejected last year.
State workers would get a pay raise, but college tuitions could go up.. and Gilmore stands firm on not raising taxes and getting rid of the car tax by 2004.
Gilmore's last day is January 12th.. legislators will then have the task of enacting his cuts or coming up with a solution of their own.
((JACK ROLLISON/R-WOODBRIDGE: I WANT TO DO ALL THESE THINGS THAT MAKE THE GOVERNOR LOOK GOOD AND HE'S HANDING A WHOLE STACK OF IOU'S TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND SAYING 'YOU GUYS COME UP WITH A WAY TO PAY FOR IT.'))
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((DEL. KEN PLUM/D- RESTON: IT'S AGAIN AN EFFORT ON THE PART OF THE GOVERNOR GOING OUT AND TRYING TO MAKE THINGS LOOK AS GOOD AS HE CAN AND.. I'LL GIVE IT TO HIM.. PRETTY SLICK SOMETIMES HOW THEY PUT TOGETHER THE NUMBERS.))
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Most lawmakers are leery of any move that cuts money for school construction or abandons long-promised highway projects.
Incoming governor Mark Warner says there has to be a better way.
((GOV.-ELECT MARK WARNER: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND WAYS TO TIGHTEN OUR BELTS. THERE WILL BE CUTS, THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE AN EASY PROCESS, THERE WILL BE PAIN.))
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((How much pain, Warner's not sure.. he's still studying the specifics of the budget. But some lawmakers say there is no quick fix.. and a special session may be necessary to make all the numbers add up. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Richmond.))
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The Art Museum of Western Virginia may get some help with its expansion plans from the governor's budget.
The museum, which currently operates out of Center in the Square, is planning on building a new Roanoke facility and an IMAX theater.
Governor Gilmore today recommended ten million dollars to help the project along.
The IMAX theater will be the first in the world to be connected to an art museum.
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((JENNY TAUBMAN/ART MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA: BECAUSE FILM MAKING IS AN ART FORM WE CANB SHOW ANY FILM WE WANT. WE CAN SHOW SPORTS, MOUNTAIN CLIMBING... EVEREST, RACE CAR DRIVING. WE CAN SHOW ANYTHING WE WANT.))
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The funding will be provided in legislation that creates an Education and Economic Development Trust Fund.
Taubman (TAB-man) says museum officials will just have to hope and pray legislators support the bill.
They're talking money in Washington too, but the plan is a little less clear.
Is it a deal to help the unemployed... and jump start the economy.. or no deal?
If you listened to the President today.. you would think there was help on the way.
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((MEMBERS OF BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES IN BOTH BODIES OF CONGRESS HAVE COME TO AN AGREEMENT AS TO HOW TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY AND HOW TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE IN NEED, PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR JOB.))
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But talk to democratic leaders... and you realize there is no deal.
The bill would lower taxes.. provide tax breaks to businesses and a cash rebate for low income workers.
The sticking point... health benefits for the unemployed...
Democrats want more than the bill offers.
The bill has majorities in both the house and senate.... but Senate rules require 60 votes to pass legislation t
hat increases the budget as this does--- and Democrats are using that rule to block it.
The Big Game is getting bigger.... with the addition of New York.
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New York Lottery officials were kicking up their heels with the announcement today.
Lottery officials say the addition will mean larger prizes than the current drawings.
Virginia and six other states currently participate. New York will join in a few months.
Two of television's biggest music awards shows take their war of words to a courtroom.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
And when the olympic torch won't come to Virginia... Virginians go to the torch.
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((Hey sports fans this is Roy Stanley and here's what's happening tonight lets go up to Highlander Heaven where Glenvar hosted Lord Botetourt in basketball, Steve Mason visits the Roanoke Catholic basketball team in Hometown Hoops weekly Tech's Bryan Stinespring talks about his new coaching job at Tech and Lou Holtz is staying put in South Carolina.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
Think Dick Clark.. and chances are you think of music...
Now a battle is brewing between two of television's biggest music show awards... and Clark has filed suit.
Manuel Gallegus reports on the war between the Grammy's and the American Music Awards.
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((ITS A MUSIC LEGEND VERSUS A MUSIC INSTITUTION...
DICK CLARK IS SUING GRAMMY AWARDS PRESIDENT MICHAEL GREENE FOR TEN
CLARK CLAIMS GREENE DOESN'T ALLOW PERFORMERS TO BE ON THE GRAMMYS IF THEY FIRST APPEAR ON CLARKS AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.
FOR EXAMPLE, MICHAEL JACKSON, WHO RECENTLY BACKED OUT OF THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, ACCORDING TO CLARK.
We believe we had an agreement with Mr. Jackson to appear on the American Music awards next month. Mr. Greene's policy induced Michael Jackson to cancel that performance because he wanted to perform at the Grammys as well.
CLARK SAYS GREENE'S TACTICS HAVE HARMED HIM PERSONALLY.
Mr. Greene has caused me a lot of pain and a lot of stress. I've known Michael Jackson since he was a kid. to have another party interfere with that friendship makes me very, very angry.
THE RECORDING ACADEMY ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THEY'VE DONE NOTHING
OUTSIDE OF NORMAL COMPETITIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES.
CLARK SAYS IN PAST YEARS GREENE PREVENTED OTHER ARTISTS FROM APPEARING ON HIS SHOW FIRST, LIKE BRITNEY SPEARS BUT APPARENTLY THE LAST STRAW WAS JACKSON.
CLARK SAID HE HAD SPOKEN WITH GREENE, WHO ASSURED HIM IT WOULD NOT HAPPEN AGAIN.
NOW ITS A MATTER FOR THE L.A. SUPERIOR COURT.
MANUEL GALLEGUS CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))
The top album of the year isn't a new band or a teen singer.
It's the Beatles.
[TAKE PINNACLE 1001]
Their One compilation is the top album of 2001... according to billboard magazine.
Shaggy's Hotshot is number two,
with the Backstreet Boys "Black and Blue" is in third place.
The pop compilation Now Five is in fourth place...
and Limp Bizkit takes fifth with Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog flavored water.
The sounds of one local band will be heard at the inaguration of Virginia's next governor.
The Bassett High School marching band was recently selected to play at Mark Warner's inuguration.
The band learned of the school's selection in a letter from the Warner camp.
Bassett will be one of twenty-two bands from across the state to play at the event.
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((TREY HARRIS/BAND DIRECTOR: THERE'S PROBABLY ALOT OF DIRECTORS WHO CAN'T SAY THAT THEY'VE DONE IT, SO I THINK IT'S GREAT FOR OUR PROGRAM AND FOR OUR SCHOOL AND THE COMMUNITY.))
((JENNIFER MEADORS/HORN CAPTAIN: IT'S A HUGE HONOR AND I'M JUST REALLY EXCITED THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO PLAY FOR THE GOVERNOR AND SUCH A LARGE CROWD.))
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[SUPER=01-Jennifer Meadors/Horn Captain; :08]
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Band members will choose which songs to play.
Harris says the songs will likely stick to a patriotic theme.
More than one hundred band members are expected to make the trip.
There's a new race for the 12th District and Delegate Jim Shuler is officially throwing his hat in the ring.
The Democrat says he will run for the seat...which represents residents from Blacksburg to Bath County.
Last night's win for Creigh Deeds to the Virginia Senate cleared the way for Shuler's campaign.
Shuler represented Blacksburg for eight-years before losing to Republican Dave Nutter in the re-drawn 7th District.
A special election is set for January 8th.
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((JIM SHULER/(D) 12TH HOUSE DISTRICT CANDIDATE; THAT'S A SHORT TWO TO THREE WEEK PERIOD OF TIME TO RUN AN ELECTION AND IT IS AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF EFFORT TO TRY TO DO WHAT IS NEEDED TO BE DONE BETWEEN NOW AND THEN, I'M UP FOR IT, I'M READY FOR IT.))
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On the Republican side...officials say Larry Linkous and Thomas DeBusk are both interested in running for the seat.
The G-O-P will choose its candidate at a mass meeting which officials say could be as soon as tomorrow.
They're all grown up now... but some championship pee-wee football players want the Star City to remember them.
Find out how when News 7 returns.
And Chrysler prepares a flashy sendoff for the Prowler.
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The Olympic torch may not have passed through the Roanoke Valley, but the Roanoke Valley carried the flame.
Salem-Native Bruce Lawrence carried the torch last night in Charleston, West Virginia.
Lawrence, who was born with an up-side-down stomach and survived three major heart surgeries,
won the honor in a Coca-Cola contest.
A 22-year veteran of the Salem Police Department also had his hands on the torch.
Mick Reed was chosen by Chevrolet for his participation in the Special Olympics torch run and for his service as a police officer.
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((LT. MICK REED/SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT; IT'S JUST AN ENORMOUS PRIDE WITH WHAT'S BEEN
GOING ON RECENTLY. IT'S JUST PRIDE. AMERICAN PRIDE.))
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[OUT Q=American Pride.]
More than 11-thousand people will each carry the torch two-tenths of a mile until it reaches Salt Lake City.
If you want an eye-catching roadster...one might be hard to get...
Daimler Chrysler announced today that it will end production of the Prowler.
The last of the popular retro-roadsters will exit assembly lines in February 2002.
The two-seater car was first introduced as a concept-car in 1993 and went into production in 1997.
11-thousand Prowlers have been sold since then... all made in the car's signature and only color... Prowler purple.
The last 300 cars will be a deep candy red... and the car sparkles in bright light.
Bryan Stinespring talks about his new position with the Hokies Virginia Tech promotes strong safety/outside linebackers coach Jim Cavanaugh and Barry Bonds accepts salary arbitration and will stay in San Francisco he could get a one year contract worth 20 million.
But first our Extra point.
Moises Alou is joining his friend Sammy Sosa in the Chicago Cubs Outfield. Alou and the Cubs reached an agreement on a 27 million three year deal, with a mutual option for the 2005 season.
Alou is expected to hit behind Sosa and Fred McGriff giving the Cubs one of the National League's most potent 3-4-5 combinations. And here are tonight's scores.
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Glenvar was dominated by Lord Botetourt last night, falling 89 to 61.
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Rick Crotts and his team huddle during a time out.
Will Crawford takes the baseline jumper gets the friendly rim and Glenvar trails by 10 in the first quarter.
Botetourt answers when A. Linkennauger takes the opening and hits the shot adding to the Cavs lead.
Glenvar's Bryan Dunn drives to the paint and hits the off balance shot for the Highlanders
But Botetourt's Chris Tucker gets the steal takes it to the hoop for the score and the Cavaliers win it 89 to 61.
And Glenvar's Allison Fasnacht is the Girls Group A player of the year.
They went to overtime up the road at Eastern Montgomery, where Narrows beat the Mustangs 66 to 63.
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The Mustangs would host the Green Wave in their gym.
Tim Maxwell intercepts the pass passes to Zack Milton he hits the hoop and the Mustangs led by 15.
Narrows comes back Joe Kinzer gets the pass inside scoring and drawing the foul. He finished with 44 points.
Eastern Montgomery's David Showalter gets the loose ball in the paint and knocks down the short jumper.
But just before the buzzer in the fourth quarter Kinzer hits the shot and Narrows goes on to win it in Overtime 66 to 63.
Lou Holtz will continue to coach at the University of South Carolina. More later on Mornin.
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Steve Mason begins our boys season of Hometown Hoops Weekly with a look at the Roanoke Catholic Celtics and their pursuit of a third straight state championship.
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((Reynolds is clearly the leader of the Celtics pack. He is averaging about 20 points a game and his outside shooting has improved. But He will be the first to tell you that there is lots of room for improvement.
Roanoke Catholic head coach Dick wall has done one heck of a job surrounding Reynolds with players that both compliment his game and a few that can take the pressure off J.R. on a rare off night. And speaking of pressure, the Celtics know every private school they play is out to dethrone the two time private school state champions.
Wall's summer AAU programs and contacts with college coaches has enabled him to draw top notch talent. His latest acquisition is six foot nine, 220 pound senior center Tadas Mankevicius. ((man-kav-vige-is))
In the last three years, the Celtics have won 64 games and they are shooting even higher this season.
Roanoke Catholic's schedule for the wrest of the season Oak Hill Academy, Blue Ridge at U-hall in Charlottesville, and a final duel with Cave Spring. Steve Mason Hometown hoops weekly.))
The Virginia Tech coaches have been pulling double duty lately, preparing for the Gator Bowl and also trying to fill the vacancy on their coaching staff at the same time.
Catching new offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring in Blacksburg has been virtually impossible.
But tonight the Clifton Forge native offers up his thoughts on his new responsibilities a week after getting the promotion.
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Stinespring says at this time it would be premature to talk about how his play calling philosophy will differ from that of his predecessor Rickey Bustle.
Strong safety/outside linebackers coach Jim Cavanaugh got a promotion yesterday. Frank Beamer promoted him to the position of recruiting coordinator.
Cavanaugh, who will still coach his current positions, takes over the Duties formerly held by Stinespring.
The 53 year old Cavanaugh is completing his sixth season at Tech.
Lou Holtz will stay in South Carolina.
Yesterday Holtz said he is not in the running to become the head football coach at Notre Dame.
Holtz held the Irish job for 11 years and says he was contacted by the school to simply serve as a consultant as the school looked for a new head coach.
Holtz made the announcement as his South Carolina team prepares for the Outback Bowl against Ohio State.
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That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.
Fifty years after the big game, Roanoke's national championship football team is back in the spotlight.
Members of the team that represented Roanoke in the 1951 Midget Football Santa Claus Bowl visited city council this week.
They recently held a reunion, and decided to donate their trophies and other memorabilia to the city for display.
The Pop Warner Championship was played on December 28th, 1951 in Lakeland, Florida. The team of Roanoke all-stars won the championship on a tie-breaker, after playing Omaha to a 13 - 13 tie.