A tractor- trailer lands on a car traveling on Interstate-81 early this morning in Rockbridge county, killing the driver.
Another person is hospitalized with injuries.
Details, coming up.
And authorities are investigating a police stand-off in Pulaski .[WX-Head]
Sunshine has returned to most of our area as temperatures begin to climb...How high will they go...I'll tell you in my forecast...
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We have some devleopments on our lead story.
A man has barricaded himself in his Pulaski home after police tried to arrest him this morning.
Our New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us once again with the latest.
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An early- morning accident on Interstate 81 leaves one person dead and another hospitalized.
The collision occurred about 6-30, when a southbound tractor trailer lost control and went over the guardrail.
The semi crossed a ravine and shot into northbound traffic.
The truck landed on a car, killing its driver.
A second tractor trailer then collided with the first truck.
The driver of the southbound truck is now hospitalized at Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington.
The driver of the second truck was not injured.
Northbound 81 is closed from exit 202 to Raphine, while authorities divert traffic to Route 11.
A bus overturns and falls into a roadside ditch near the capital of Bangladesh today-- killing nearly 30 people and injuring many others.
Firefighters, police, and volunteers all pitched in to remove bodies from the wreckage.
Authorities say the driver lost control while trying to climb a bridge at a high speed.
That caused the bus to plunge into a ditch filled with water.
Police say they don't know yet exactly how many people were riding the bus, or whether the driver is among the casualties.
America's students will have to buckle down more--
That after President Bush approved a sweeping education reform bill this morning.
Bush signed the legislation at a public high school in Ohio--
It'll require new reading and math tests, as well as set higher teacher standards.
The President says the plan is based on the assumption that every child can learn.
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It'll be up to local communities to decide how the schools will meet the new standards.
Bush was joined this morning by lawmakers from both parties.
Governor-elect Mark Warner says the state's public colleges and universities need to be more efficient.
In an interview with the Washington Times, Warner wondered if institutions like Old Dominion, V-C-U, UVA and Virginia Tech all need to have a presence in northern Virginia, where George Mason is considered the flagship school.
He says there could be too much duplication, especially in lean economic times.
Warner says he remains an advocate for higher education, but says there also has to be efficiency.
College and state officials defend the need for a presence in northern Virginia.
There's word of a surrender offer from top Taliban officials.
A high-ranking security official says Taliban leaders sent a messenger a few days ago, saying they wanted to talk about surrendering.
In the meantime, the U-S and its allies are starting to focus on re- building Afghanistan.
A delegation of nine U-S senators met with the country's new interim president yesterday.
Senators John McCain and Joseph Lieberman were among the delegation.
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Pentagon officials announced they'll shift the focus away from hunting down Osama bin Laden to cleaning up pockets of al-Qaeda or Taliban resistance.
The extensive search for bin Laden in the Tora Bora region of Afghanistan will be ending in the next few days.
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Still to come on the newscast, basketball star Michael Jordan is making news off the court, but not in a way he would like to. We'll have that story shortly.
Also he built one of the nation's largest fast food chains from a small restaurant. Now Wendy's pitchman Dave Thomas has passed away.
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Wendy's restaurant founder Dave Thomas has died.
Thomas became a household name, pitching his old- fashioned hamburgers in T-V commercials for the last decade.
No word on what exactly led to his death, but Thomas had been undergoing kidney dialysis.
Jennifer Jones takes a look back at the life of a fast- food legend.
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HE'S THE MAN WHO MADE WENDY'S OLD FASHIONED HAMBURGERS INTO A
MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR ENTERPRISE. DAVE THOMAS WAS THE FOUNDER AND CHIEF
ARCHITECT OF THE COMPANY.. AND A FAMILIAR FACE TO T.V. VIEWERS.
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THOMAS MADE HUNDREDS OF COMMERCIALS AS HIS BUSINESS GREW FROM THE ONE
STORE OPERATION HE BEGAN IN 19-69.
THE COMPANY HE NAMED AFTER ONE OF HIS DAUGHTERS...NOW HAS OVER 5000
HIS EARLY LIFE IS TRULY A RAGS-TO-RICHES STORY. ADOPTED AS AN INFANT...
HE MOVED FROM STATE TO STATE AS HIS NEW FATHER LOOKED FOR WORK.
OVERCOMING A TROUBLED CHILDHOOD...THOMAS JOINED THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS
IN THE 19-50'S WORKING WITH KFC FOUNDER COL. SANDERS. HE TURNED AROUND
FOUR CHICKEN FRANCHISES IN COLUMBUS, OHIO AND WAS A MILLIONAIRE AT THE
AGE OF 35. HE USED THAT MONEY TO OPEN WENDY'S.
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AFTER HIS SUCCESS....THOMAS TOOK A KEEN INTEREST IN THE PLIGHT OF
ADOPTIVE KIDS...AND IN 19-92 HE ESTABLISHED THE DAVE THOMAS FOUNDATION
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THOMAS WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR MANY THINGS... HIS GENEROSITY... BUSINESS
SUCCESS....BUT MOST PEOPLE WILL SIMPLY REMEMBER HIM AS THE PORTLY...DOWN
HOME GUY.. WHO CONVINCED MILLIONS TO GO TO WENDY'S.
JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS
A Charlottesville man will spend 45-years in prison for murdering his stepfather.
23-year old Charlie English was sentenced yesterday for the robbery and murder of Ralph English.
The 61-year old was strangled and robbed by his stepson and two of his friends on New Year's Eve 2000.
English and prosecutors reached a plea agreement earlier this year, just one week before he was scheduled to go on trial.
The young man pled guilty to first degree murder and robbery.
Defense attorneys argued the killing was the result of many years of abuse and addictions to drugs and alcohol.
But prosecutors and Judge William Alexander didn't buy it.
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((MARK CLAYTOR/ENGLISH'S ATTORNEY: CHARLIE STARTED WITH TWO STRIKES AGAINST HIM. HE WAS A VICTIM OF ABUSE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS. I THINK THIS MURDER WAS JUST THE CULMINATION OF EVENTS THAT STARTED WAY, WAY BACK.))
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((CLIFF HAPGOOD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: HE ACTED ON HIS OWN SELFISH BEHALF, HE KILLED FOR THE MONEY AND THE GOODS AND PROBABLY WOULD HAVE SOLD THOSE GOODS IF WE HADN'T GOTTEN TO HIM AS QUICKLY AS WE DID.))
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One of English's accomplices, his cousin, Christopher Dorman was formally sentenced to 37-years in prison.
15-year old Alexander Hudson was acquitted on murder charges.
But he's serving time in juvenile detention for the robbery.
Researchers at Virginia Tech believe their latest technology will help rescue crews handle natural and man-made disasters.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( It may not look like much now.. scientists call this the "ugly prototype".. but this jumble of boxes and wires could be the future of emergency communications.
Aided by a federal grant, Virginia Tech scientists have developed a wireless, broadband communications network that would give emergency crews all the tools they needed to handle a disaster.
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Video conferencing, Internet access and instant messaging would all be portable and ready for immediate deployment.. even if normal power, phone and cell lines have been wiped out.
((DOUG YOUNG/DANVILLE EMS DIRECTOR: SO THIS BEING INSTANT AND ITS OWN SYSTEM, INDEPENDENT OF ANY CELLULAR OR DIGITAL SYSTEM, WE DON'T HAVE TO RELY ON CELL PHONE LIKE WE.. THAT'S ONE PHASE WHERE WE DO NOW.))
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Local, state and federal officials got their first look at the technology Monday.. after September 11th, interest in the new system promises to remain high.
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((CORTEZ LAWRENCE/FEMA: I'M PART OF WHAT I THINK OF AS THE MOST PRAGMATIC OF PROFESSIONS AND IF IT WEIGHS TOO MUCH, AND IT'S NOT RELIABLE, IT DOESN'T WORK UNDERWATER, IT'S NOT UNBREAKABLE, WE'RE NOT THAT INTERESTED IN IT, SO WE HAVE TO SEE HOW IT GOES, BUT IT LOOKS REAL GOOD.))
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((DR. CHARLES BOSTIAN/VA TECH RESEARCHER: OUR GOAL IS TO FINISH THE PROTOTYPE SYSTEM AND THEN WE HOPE THAT THE PRIVATE SECTOR WILL WANT TO TAKE IT OVER AND MANUFACTURE IT. IN OTHER WORDS, AS A UNIVERSITY, OUR GOAL IS TO DEVELOP SOMETHING THAT OTHER PEOPLE CAN TURN INTO A USEFUL PRODUCT.))
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Scientists hope to have the system ready for market this year.
They estimate each one would cost less than a hundred thousand dollars.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Chatham.))
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Coming up next, some local moonshiners are sent to prison.
Also the wife of basketball star Michael Jordan has filed for divorce.
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Dee Stanley will have to serve three and a half years in prison and pay a 75-hundred dollar fine for making illegal liquor.
Despite a previous criminal history, the 56-year old moonshiner got by with the 41-month sentence, because of his cooperation with authorities.
Stanley had helped decipher records government agents found, along with the makings of illegal liquor.
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((JAKE JACOBSEN/PROSECUTOR; AND LISTED SOME OF THE CODE NAMES FOR SUGAR OR YEAST OR JUGS, EVEN USING NUMBERS. JUST LOOKING AT IT, YOU WOULDN'T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANT/ BUT THEY WERE ABLE TO HELP US OUT ON THAT.))
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Dee Stanley's son, Jason, will serve a ONE-year sentence and pay a THREE thousand dollar fine.
Kenny Cobbler also got a 12-month prison term.
Three others were placed on probation.
Michael Jordan's making a comeback on the basketball court, but now he's apparently heading to divorce court.
Jordan's wife, Juanita is filing for divorce.
The Jordans have been married for 12 years, and have three children.
She cites ''irreconcilable differences.''
Juanita Jordan is seeking custody of the kids, and the family's house near Chicago, as well as half of the couple's property.
The next Star Wars movie does not open until mid May, but a Seattle man is already standing in line to get tickets.
Jeff (TWEE'-TIN) Tweiten wants to be the first person in his community to buy tickets to see "Episode Two...Attack of the Clones".
He plans to wait outside the Cinerama theater until the movie opens May 16th.
Tweiten should be easy to spot.
Under his sweaters, he is wearing a tuxedo made from his childhood set of Star Wars sheets, and he carries a life- sized replica of Yoda.
He says donations from fellow Star Wars fans will cover his food costs.
The problem is, the theater does not even know if the movie will be playing there.
On Wall Street at Noon,
, the Dow was points. Nasdaq points.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the last playoff spot is determined in the N-F-L,
And the Redskins may keep their headcoach, but Marty Schottenheimer may have to accept some changes.
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Marty Schottenheimer may soon have to answer to another person in the Redskins' front office.
Owner Dan Snyder is expected to ask the coach to accept some changes -- including the addition of a general manager.
Snyder gave Schottenheimer full authority on football matters a year ago.
And the coach says he thinks he did ``pretty well'' with his player decisions without a G-M.
Snyder appears to feel differently.
Ron Wolf, Bobby (BETH-ard) Beathard and Bruce Allen all have been reported as potential G-M candidates.
Snyder met with the coach late last night.
The defending Super Bowl champs are playoff bound.
The Baltimore Ravens earned the N-F-L's final playoff slot with a 19 to 3 victory over Minnesota.
Matt Stover hit four field goals and Terry Allen ran for 133 yards, as the Ravens locked up a wild-card berth with a 10-and-6 record.
Baltimore will be at Miami on Sunday.
The Florida Gators are losing their head coach.
But - he wasn't ousted out of his job -- Steve Spurrier quit.
Yesterday he gave a farewell news conference at Florida.
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Fans in University Hall in Charlottesville were pumped up as the UVA women attempted to overcome the Clemson Tigers, and win their ninth game of the season.
UVa head coach Debbie Ryan was trying to get the UVa program its 600th win in history last night.
But you can tell by the expression, things did NOT go well.
Chrissy Floyd was the bomb for the visiting Tigers as she dropped in a game- high 28 points
But UVa answered back with Telisha Quarles.
The senior from Louisa had 25 points.
She also hit 6 three- pointers.
But Floyd was just too much for UVa to handle, Clemson wins 79-to-68.
UVa is now 8-and-6 overall, and 1-and-2 in the ACC.
The victory over Clemson marks the eighth in a row for the Virginia Tech Women.
One of the top forces in the late comeback is center Ieva Kublina.
The sophomore is the Big East co-player of the week after averaging 20 points, 10 rebounds and 6 block shots in Tech's wins over Clemson and Syracuse.
The new coaches poll that was released late yesterday afternoon has the Hokies ranked 24th.
It's the first time 11 and 2 Tech has broken into the top 25 since the end of last year's regular season.
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Tech hosts Boston College Wednesday night at Cassell Coliseum.
Rookie Jimmie Johnson led the way yesterday at the first day of testing in Daytona.
The new Hendrick driver, whose car is also owned by Jeff Gordon, took the first spot with a 183 point- 120- mile an hour lap.
Stacy Compton has a new car in Pontiac and new team owner in AJ Foyt.
But he's still the same old Stacy on the super-speedways.
Compton had the second fastest test time at Daytona yesterday.
Ward Burton in a Dodge came in third.
Geoffrey Bodine was the fastest Ford in 8th.
Jeff Gordon was 6th, Dale Jr. 8th and Dale Jarrett 19th.
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Casey Atwood has picked up a sponsor for the number 7 Dodge that he will drive this coming season.
Sirius Satellite Radios - the new company that offers more than 60 commercial free radio stations through a device in your passenger car-- signed on with Atwood for two years.
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