An angry, ex- employee of a California nuclear power plant is in police custody after making a terrorist threat.
Authorities confiscated hundreds of weapons from a storage bin the suspect had rented.
And a Roanoke man is arrested in connection with the death of his newborn son.
Your afternoon temperatures will soar well above normal under a partly to mostly sunny sky...Will it last... I'll let you know in your hometown forecast...
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Authorities in California say a man who allegedly made terrorist threats against his former co-workers may have been out for revenge.
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The disgruntled former employee is under arrest for allegedly threatening workers at a nuclear power plant in California.
Authorities say the man had been fired from the plant a few weeks ago.
As Jennifer Sabih reports, police found that the suspect had plenty of ammunition to back up those threats.
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POLICE HAVE CONFISCATED MORE THAN 250 WEAPONS THAT ALLEGEDLY BELONGED TO
A DISGRUNTLED FORMER EMPLOYEE OF A CALIFORNIA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT.
SOT: JIM AMORMINO/ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.
"HE HAD BEEN FIRED VERY RECENTLY, HE HAD BEEN CALLING THE PLANT MAKING
TERRORIST THREATS TOWARDS EMPLOYEES AND SUPERVISORS."
AFTER GETTING A TIP FROM A FRIEND OF THE SUSPECT...POLICE ARRESTED HIM
BEFORE HE COULD TAKE ANY ACTION.
MOST OF GUNS, INCLUDING HIGH POWERED ASSAULT RIFLES... WERE FOUND HERE
AT A STORAGE BIN THE MAN RENTED IN SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO. SEVERAL
GRENADES AND MORE THAN 4000 ROUNDS OF AMMO WERE ALSO FOUND.
SOT: AMORMINO AGAIN
"ALSO DURING THE SEARCH, 2 DEPUTIES OPENED AN AMMO CONTAINER, WERE
OVERCOME BY A YELLOW VAPOR CLOUD, THEY WERE LITERALLY BROUGHT TO THEIR
THE MEN WERE TREATED AND RELEASED FROM A LOCAL HOSPITAL. OFFICIALS
AREN'T SURE WHAT THE VAPOR WAS.
AT THE NUCLEAR PLANT ABOUT 65 MILES SOUTH OF LOS ANGELES.....SECURITY
HAS BEEN TIGHTENED SINCE SEPTEMBER 11TH. POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT WAS
SEEKING REVENGE AGAINST THE PEOPLE WHO FIRED HIM AND APPARENTLY DID PLAN
TO ATTACK THE PLANT ITSELF.
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NAME OF SUSPECT NOT YET RELEASED....HE HAS BEEN BOOKED FOR INVESTIGATION
OF TERRORIST THREATS. JENNIFER SABIH, FOR CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.
A Palestinian attack on the Israelis today is dealing another blow to U-S peace efforts in the Middle East..
Two Palestinians stormed an Israeli army post near the Gaza Strip, killing four soldiers.
The attackers were then shot and killed.
Those Israeli soldiers who were injured were transported to a hospital.
Today's incident shattered a recent lull in the violence that raised hopes for ending 15 months of intense fighting.
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((AVI PAZNER/ISRAELI GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN: THIS
MURDEROUS ATTACK IS OF GREAT CONCERN TO US BECAUSE IT PROVES THAT THE PALESTINIAN
AUTHORITY IS NOT SERIOUS ABOUT MAINTAINING THE CEASEFIRE. ))
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However, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat insists he is sticking to the truce with Israel.
An attorney for terror suspect Zacarias Moussaoui has told a judge in Alexandria that the trial should be televised -- to make sure that it's fair.
Court T-V and others who want to show the trial also made their case today.
The judge said she'll rule as early as next week.
Meanwhile, two senior members of Osama bin Laden's army are now in the hands of U-S troops.
But there's still no sign of the terrorist leader himself, who may be in northern Pakistan.
Barry Petersen reports.
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THE AMERICANS CLAIMED THEY NEGOTIATED THE RIGHT OF HOT PURSUIT INTO
PAKISTAN IF THEY ARE CHASING OSAMA BIN LADEN OR HIS AL QAEDA FIGHTERS.
BUT THE PAKISTAN MILITARY INSIST...IT WON'T HAPPEN.
Won't happen, they claim, because they say their troops have sealed the
border...despite the fact that areas like this northern region are so
remote donkeys travel more easily than the military.
WE ARE IN CONTROL...NOBODY CAN CROSS THIS BORDER AND MOVE ILLEGALLY,
says this Pakistani soldier.
They are optimistic despite the fact there are already thousands of
Afghan refugees here...whose children learn their lessons in an outdoor
schoolhouse. But with so many refugees...it is that much easier for Al
Qaeda fighters to escape into Pakistan and blend with the crowd...or
slip into the hills.
And the number of Pakistani troops may be declining...not because of
what's happening in Afghanistan, but because there is another war
brewing on the other side of Pakistan...
...this along the border with India, with soldiers killed, on a daily
basis. At issue is control of the long-disputed area of Kashmir. If
tensions continue, Pakistan may shift more soldiers into Kasmir.
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THERE ARE ISSUES OF PRIDE HERE. THE PAKISTANIS DO NOT WANT TO DEFER TO
THE AMERICAN MILITARY WHEN IT COMES TO PAKISTANI SOIL. BUT PAKISTAN IS
NOT BE EQUIPPED TO CONTROL TWO BORDERS....AND A POTENTIAL WAR WITH INDIA
IS FAR MORE CRITICAL TO THEM, THAN AMERICA'S WAR ON TERRORISM. BARRY
CBS NEWS ISLAMABAD.
A 19 year old Roanoke man was arrested early this morning in connection with the death of his one month-old son.
Gregory Lewis Bruce, Sr. was taken into custody shortly after midnight by Bedford County sheriff's deputies.
Bruce is charged with felony child neglect and murder.
His son died October 24th of last year from what is called "shaken baby syndrome".
Authorities tried to get Bruce to turn himself in, but were unsuccessful.
At the time of his arrest, Bruce was staying with relatives.
He is being held without bond.
State lawmakers have their work cut out for them as they get down to business this afternoon... and try to plug a one-point-three billion dollar hole in the state budget.
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The Senate of Virginia and the House of Delegates are both convening at this hour.
Governor-Elect Mark Warner says everything is on the table, and lawmakers will be considering cuts in state programs, and possible layoffs.
Governor Jim Gilmore delivers his final State of the Commonwealth Address this evening. Warner will be sworn in on Saturday.
Blacksburg Democrat Jim Shuler is already back in Richmond.
Shuler beat Republican Larry Linkous in yesterday's special election in the 12th District House of Delegates.
The retired veterinarian will represent voters from Blacksburg to Bath County.
And while he's eager to work with Governor- elect Mark Warner, he knows the General Assembly has its work cut out with the state budget.
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((WE HAVE A MAJOR CHALLENGE AHEAD OF US THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, THERE WILL BE SOME PAIN TO DEAL WITH BUT I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH MARK. HE'S PUT TOGETHER AN EXCELLENT STAFF AND EXCELLENT CABINET.))
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Larry Linkous says it was hard competing with Shuler in what he calls a largely Democratic district...
He says he was also outspent in terms of advertising.
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((I'VE ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF IT, I DON'T HAVE ANY REGRETS. WE KNEW COMING INTO IT THAT THIS IS ABOUT WHAT WE COULD EXPECT TO BE HONEST WITH YOU. ))
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Jim Shuler replaces Creigh Deeds who was elected to the state senate.
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Still to come on the newscast, a former Clinton administration figure wants to become a governor.
Also one of country music's most popular groups says it is time to take the tour bus off the road.
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A group of Henry County citizens is trying to hire a Richmond law firm to fight the local school consolidation plan.
But the group's spokesman says it's 39-hundred dollars short of the 5-thousand dollars it needs to hire the firm.
Citizens Campaign for a Better Plan is seeking an injunction to stop the school board from closing three elementary schools and converting two high schools to middle schools.
Some citizens have blasted the board for not finding other ways to cut the budget.
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The school board says it had to act quickly to deal with declining student enrollment and soften the blow of a two million dollar budget deficit.
A familiar face from the Clinton administration is said to be interested in becoming Massachusett's next governor.
An advisor says Former labor secretary Robert (rysh) Reich will formally announce his bid today.
Reich left the Clinton administration in 1997, and has taught
college economics since then.
He has never run for elective office.
The Democrat hopes to challenge acting Republican governor Jane Swift this November.
One of country music's best loved singing groups is taking its act off the road.
After almost 40 years of touring, the Statler Brothers say they'll perform their last road show on November first.
Lead singer Don Reid says the Statlers look forward to relaxing ``and sleeping late.''
The Staunton based singers have released more than 60 albums.
Their first big hit was ``Flowers on the Wall'' ... a crossover hit that won a Grammy Award in 1965.
In 1995, the Statlers were voted the second most popular singers in America. They finished only behind Frank Sinatra.
It's hard to believe, but a new fashion trend has some men trading in their classic black tuxedos for some bright polyester.
As Lisa Birnbach tells us, the 70's are back and they're not taking any prisoners.
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((Wall Street analyst, Mike Neederburger, may look like a modern man, but
this New Year's Eve, he stepped back in time.
MONTAGE / 70S MUSIC / MIKE MODELS VINTAGE TUXEDOS
Did anyone dare you to dress this way?
It was a conservative black tie affair, mostly conservative black
tuxedos, some suits // I wanted to bend the rules, not break them.
So, he invested in a little polyester ..
Ben Stiller, in "Something About Mary." And maybe a little Shaggy from
Scooby Doo. And .. Jackson Five. Yeah.
According to Darrin Gordon, manager of Jack Silver Formalwear in New
York, Mike is part of a growing population of tuxedo rental customers,
riding the wide-lapeled-wave-of-nostalgia.
Customers kept calling saying .. do you have powder blue, do you have
And thanks to this guy ... they did.
I was so happy because I know it's coming back in style.
How did you know that?
Because I was working with clothes since I was a little kid.
Nearly 10 years ago, Maguette, the tailor, had a fashion preminiton ...
He persuaded the owners to save this treasure trove of tuxes, he even
stored several in his car trunk.
We put a few on display, some shirts, jackets, and people have been
calling ever since.
Gordon says, the appeal of the tacky-toned relics is the transporting
effect they have on the wearer.
What kind of events are people wearing these too?
I think, 30 year high school reunions, proms, most guys usually wear it
somewhere to capture the past.
Tuxedo Manufacturers, like Lord West in Queens, remember when the
business discovered the rainbow ...
(nats/looking at tuxes)
Back in the 70s, they produced thousands of the garish get-ups.
(Sot/Ed/VP of Lord West)
There were pastels, but there were also dark colors, hunter green,
navys, every color from the full spectrum of color ... it worked.
Until Ronald Reagan brought a conservative tone to the white house, and
America returned to its fashion senses.
We wound up selling them or closing them or putting them in the garbage
You put them in the garbage!?
I'm looking for that garbage pail today.
And that seems to be the lure of the garments that did survive, the fact
that each can tell a story.
I drove with my brother in his sportscar, with the top down, through the
streets of San Francisco, and we did feel very special because we had
these great tuxedos on.
Michael Brod wore a groovy brown version to his brother's wedding, 25
We were having a good time that night ... we're dancing, we're having a
good time, we're very hot, pieces start to come off // I woke up in
some ungodly place with one of the bridesmaids.
So, it did it's job !?
Oh, yeah .. absolutely.
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Still to come on the newscast, our blast from the past will continue as we
we'll tell you why an old American game is becoming the latest rage in Itlay.
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For Italians, being fashionable is everything--
And while their latest fad may seem old hat to us Americans, it's considered trendy in Italy--- playing BINGO.
Bingo may be seen in other countries as a game for the
But in Italy, crowds of young people wait outside bingo halls for a chance to play the latest craze.
The game began sweeping through the U-S back in the late 1920s.
Despite being a direct descendant of an Italian game, it's only been in Italy for less than a month.
This eager player could stop only for a moment to express his delight with the game.
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Italy's introduction to bingo follows a two- year battle to relax gaming legislation in the country.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was up 83 points. The NASDAQ has gained 34.
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In sports, the Roanoke Dazzle loses a game, but picks up a new player....
And after a smooth climb this season, UVA's men's basketball team is on a downhill slide after two losses in a row.
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A big turn-around for the Virginia men's basketball team -Two games ago they were undefeated and ranked 4th in the nation.
But after last night's loss at Clemson, the Cavs are suddenly on a two game losing streak, and have fallen to last place in the ACC.
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After getting upset by N-C State on Saturday, Roger Mason Junior was determined to get his team back in the win column.
Mason scored 19, and this basket tied the game up at 21-all in the first half.
But Clemson packed in the zone defense and packed on the points from that point on.
Clemson on the break will get two off the late alleyoop.
UVa is down by 8 with 11:25 to play.
Things would only get worse as Edward Scott got hot.
The Clemson guard came in shooting 21 percent from three point range.
He finished with 17 points.
Tony Stockman would then use a nice head fake to get open for another three ball, as the lead balloons to 14.
And Jamar McKnight scored a game high and career high 25 points, as Clemson crushes UVa 68-to-52.
Head coach Larry Schyatt, meanwhile, gets a Gatorade bath.
The big concern for Virgninia now is likely its outside shooting.
The Cavs hit just 2-of-25 three- point shots.
The VMI Keydets tried to end a four game losing streak last night as they took on UNC Greensboro at home.
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VMI came in to this one winless in the Southern Conference.
The Spartans took the lead eary as Jay Joseph runs the baseline, stops and then drops in the jump shot.
VMI's Zach Batte would battle back with the rebound off the missed alleyoop.
He drains the short jumper, and the Keydets are in front.
UNCG led by six at the break, but Jason Conley did everything he could to get the win, as he scores 31
points, grabs 11 rebounds and gets five steals.
But VMI falls 80-to-74.
A three game road trip for the Roanoke Dazzle began with an unlucky loss to Mobile - 93 to 74.
BUT Roanoke native Derrick Hines played 10 minutes, and in those ten racked up 12 points, four rebounds and two steals.
The team also picked up a new player last night in (OH-mah) omm'AGivens.
The six- foot, eleven- inch center was a freshman at UCLA when the Bruins won the national title in 1995.
His first game with the team will be Friday night in Huntsville.
In other N-B-D-L news, Tiny Archibald has resigned as head coach of the Fayetteville Patriots.
He will remain with the league in the community relations department.
As a coach, he was 5 and 16.
Tiny has been replaced by former ODU head coach Jeff Capel, whose son Jason currently plays at UNC.
The Roanoke Express and the Pensacola Ice Pilots traded a couple of players yesterday.
Roanoke gets defensemen Mike Lankshear and Remi Royer, along with left wing Mike (keys-man). Keisman
In exchange for those three players, the Express sends defenseman Jeff Sproat.
Sproat worked for a marketing firm before coming out of retirement.
He rejoined the Express for his first game back on October 26th.
Sproat played 33 games, had 10 goals and 13 assists.
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