An early morning shooting in Northwest Roanoke leaves one man dead.
Police say he was shot at an apartment building, and tried to flee the scene immediately after.
And a plan to re- organize Burlington Industries will cut 14- hundred jobs in Virginia.
Another mild day as a cold front heads our way...this could trigger a few rain showers..I'll have your forecast..
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There is more bad news for the local textile industry. More than 600 workers in Southside will lose their jobs.
A reorganization plan for Burlington Industries will eliminate 28 hundred jobs worldwide -- 14 hundred in Virginia.
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If no buyer comes forward, Burlington's weaving operation in Halifax will close in July, leaving 650 people there out of work.
The same goes for the Combing and Finishing Plants in Clarksville.
The restructuring is a result of Burlington's filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November.
The company says it regrets the loss of jobs, but says continued pressures from foreign imports have made them necessary.
Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened in Northwest Roanoke early this morning.
A man was found shot to death beside his truck in the 3500 block of Ferncliff Avenue around four-thirty this morning.
He was apparently shot in a nearby apartment building.
Police say he ran from the building, tried to drive away, and collapsed while trying to get out of his truck.
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[SOT 00:34 - :47]
[IN Q=A family]
((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE SPOKESPERSON: A FAMILY WAS ASLEEP INSIDE THEIR APARTMENT AND A BULLET ACTUALLY CAME INSIDE THE APARTMENT. THE MAN WHO LIVED THERE CAME OUTSIDE, SAW BLOOD IN THE BREEZEWAY AND FOLLOWED THE BLOOD OUT IN THE PARKING LOT.))
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Spokesperson;]
[OUT Q=the parking lot.]
Police are not identifying the victim until his family can be notified.
They say he was from Mississippi, but worked as a laborer in Roanoke.
A witness saw a large black car speeding out of the parking lot.
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Police are trying to find out who was in the vehicle.
If you have any information, you can call Crimeline at 344 - 8500.
Salem police are investigating a car accident that killed a young man this morning.
22-year old Leslie L. Gordon of Roanoke died after being ejected when the car he was riding in struck a utility pole on Roanoke Boulevard around one a.m.
The impact broke the car in half.
The driver, 33-year old Terry C. Burns, also of Roanoke, is hospitalized in serious condition.
Police think speed may have been a factor.
They aren't sure if the men were wearing seatbelts.
No charges have been filed.
There's been yet another military plane crash-- this time in New Jersey.
Pentagon officials confirm an Air National Guard plane went down today.
Officials note it was an F-16, which typically has just one
pilot on board.
Military offiicials say the pilot appears to have escaped unharmed.
Officials say the plane was part of the 177th Fighter Wing --
which conducts the combat air patrol over New York and Washington D-C.
They add that this particular flight was NOT conducted as part of
the mission for homeland security.
Meanwhile, the investigation is underway into yesterday's crash that killed seven U-S Marines in Pakistan.
So far, there's no indication that hostile fire was involved.
But as Aleen Sirgany tells us, the Pentagon isn't ruling anything out.
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[SUPER=01-Lt. James Jarvis/U. S. Marine Corps;]
[SUPER=01-Matthew Winters, Sr./Soldier's Father;]
[SUPER=01-Deloris Bryson/Soldier's Mother;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Aleen Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.;]
IT COULD HAVE BEEN THEM. AT THE U.S MARINE BASE IN KANDAHAR, TROOPS
LOWER THE AMERICAN FLAG IN MEMORY OF SEVEN OF THEIR OWN. THE PLANE WAS
ATTEMPTING THE LAND IN SOUTHWEST PAKISTAN WHEN WITNESSES SAY IT
EXPLODED INTO A BALL OF FLAMES AND CRASHED INTO A MOUNTAIN. FOR RESCUE
CREWS, THE CONDITIONS ARE CHALLENGING.
(sot) SOT/LT. JAMES JARVIS, US MARINE CORPS)
"It's not vehicle accesable per se, so it's going to be a very tough go
to get up ther to where the accident occurred."
THE VICTIMS ARE SIX MEN AND ONE WOMAN... THEY ARE FATHERS, HUSBANDS,
SONS AND DAUGHTERS ALL FROM THE MIRAMAR NAVAL AIR STATION IN SAN DIEGO.
JEANNETTE WINTERS IS THE FIRST FEMALE SOLDIER TO DIE IN THE WAR.
(SOT) Matthew Winters Sr., Jeannette's Father:
They told me there had been a crash and that my daughter was in it.
SGT. STEVEN BRYSON HAD JUST CELEBRATED HIS 36TH BIRTHDAY THE DAY BEFORE
HE WAS KILLED.
DELORIS BRYSON/STEVEN BRYSON'S MOTHER.
(SOT)MOM "HE ALWAYS HAD THIS THING ABOUT FLYING...SUPPORT HIM
AS THE WAR GOES ON, PRESIDENT BUSH IS WARNING IRAN NOT TO CONTRIBUTE TO
TERRORISM, AMID REPORTS THAT THE COUNTRY IS HARBORING AL QAEDA MEMBERS.
"We would like very much for them to be active participants in a stable
Afghanistan. It's to their advantage, by the way, that Afghanistan be
STAND-UP: Transfer to Guantanamo...
Israeli troops used bulldozers to demolish more than 30 homes in a Gaza refugee camp today.
Palestinian officials are calling it payback for yesterday's deadly assault on an Israeli army post.
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The refugee camp was home to the two Palestinians who staged yesterday's attack.
They and four Israeli soldiers were killed.
Hundreds of residents have been left homeless.
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[IN Q=Nothing can justify]
((YASSER ABED RABBO/PALESTINIAN MINISTER OF INFORMATION: NOTHING CAN JUSTIFY THE DEMOLITION OF PALESTINIAN HOUSES, THE
EXPULSION OF PALESTINIAN FAMILIES FROM THEIR HOMES ESPECIALLY IN THIS WINTER AND NOTHING CAN JUSTIFY THE ATTACKS OF THE ISRAELIS AGAINST PALESTINIAN AREAS ESPECIALLY PALESTINIAN REFUGEE CAMPS. ))
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((AVI PAZNER/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER'S ADVISER: THE PALESTINIANS MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THOSE WHO SHOOT AT US AND SHELTER TERRORISM WILL NOT BE IMMUNE FROM ISRAEL. ))
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[SUPER=01-Avi Pazner/Israeli Prime Minister's Adviser; :24]
[OUT Q=immune from Israel action.]
The Islamic militant group Hamas has claimed responsibility for yesterday's attack.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will have the highlights of Governor Jim Gilmore's last state of the Commonwealth address.
Also, the widow of one of the heroes from hijacked flight 93 welcomes a new addition to her family.
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It's a bittersweet occasion for the widow of one of the victims in the September 11th attacks--
Lisa Beamer, whose husband Todd Beamer was aboard the hijacked United Airlines flight that crashed in Pennsylvania, just gave birth to a baby girl.
Officials say Morgan Kay Beamer was born yesterday afternoon at a New Jersey hospital.
Morgan weighs seven pounds and is 21 inches long.
Her father was one of the United Airlines passengers who fought against the terrorist hijackers, and is considered a hero.
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Governor Jim Gilmore says he wanted to highlight his accomplishments last night in his final State of the Commonwealth address.
He turns over the Governor's office to Mark Warner on Saturday.
Gilmore will be remembered as the man who cut the car tax.
But as Joe Dashiell reports, he made the case that the lasting legacy of his administration is not just a single policy or program.
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[IN Q=Virginia will never]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Richmond.]
(([IN Q=Virginia will never again]
((VIRGINIA WILL NEVER AGAIN BE MOCKED AS A POLITICAL MUSEUM PIECE, BUT CELEBRATED AS THE CRADLE OF DEMOCRACY THAT THE FOUNDERS ENVISIONED MORE THAN TWO AND A QUARTER CENTURIES AGO.))
[OUT Q=two and a quarter centuries ago.]
As he stood before a joint session of the General Assembly for the final time as Governor, Jim Gilmore said his accomplishments have come in many areas.
4000 new teachers, 320- thousand new jobs...
And though the state faces a one-point three billion dollar shortfall, Gilmore said he has maintained Virginia's reputation for strong financial management.
[IN Q=And the budget I propose]
((AND THE BUDGET I PROPOSE MAINTAINS THAT HIGH LEVEL OF INTEGRITY. IT IS A CONSERVATIVE, RESPONSIBLE AND BALANCED BUDGET.))
[OUT Q=and balanced budget.]
Gilmore says the recession should not prevent Virginia from phasing out the car tax completely by 2004, and he proposed sending some income tax revenues back to local governments beginning in 2005.
The governor also recognized two state troopers who were among the first to arrive on the scene of the September 11th terrorist attack at the Pentagon..
[IN Q=Ladies and gentlemen]
((LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, VIRGINIA IS PREPARED FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. GOD BLESS YOU, GOD BLESS THE COMMONWEALTH, GOOD NIGHT AND FAREWELL.))
[OUT Q=good night and farewell.]))
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History may be the final judge of the Gilmore legacy, but Democrats were more than ready to pronounce their own verdict last night.
Steve Smallshaw has more on that.
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[SUPER=01-Del. Preston Bryant/(R) Lynchburg; :54]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Creigh Deeds/(D) Warm Springs; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Del. Chip Woodrum/(D) Roanoke; 1:23]
[OUT Q=SS, News 7 Richmond.]
(([natsot applause ]
Governor Jim Gilmore walked out of the House chamber for the last time, knowing that in just a few days he will be just another Virginian without a job.
So you might have expected a little resume padding before he left.
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But for every item on Gilmore's laundry list of accomplishments, Democrats could think of a dirty problem he was leaving behind... not the least of which is a billion dollar hole in this year's budget.
((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D- ROANOKE: HE HAS EVERY RIGHT TO BOAST ABOUT SOME OF THE SUCCESSES OF THIS ADMINISTRATION, BUT IT WAS A REALLY UTTER FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE THE BUDGET CRISIS THAT WE'RE IN NOW, AND I THINK THAT'S UNFORTUNATE. WE HAVE A NEW ADMINISTRATION COMING IN SATURDAY, SO I GUESS IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER WHAT THIS GOVERNOR SAID TONIGHT.))
[OUT Q=said tonight.]
((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R- LYNCHBURG: IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU LOOK AT THE GILMORE RECORD OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS AND NOT LOOK AT THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS. THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS HAVE LARGELY BEEN DICTATED BY A DOWNTURN IN THE ECONOMY WHICH IS LARGELY BEYOND HIS CONTROL. IF YOU LOOK AT THE WHOLE FOUR YEARS, HE DID A PRETTY DARN GOOD JOB.))
[OUT Q=darn good job.]
But Democrats call the last twelve months and the historic budget impasse a "train wreck".. putting things together again is going to take a lot of effort from both sides of the aisle.
((SEN. CREIGH DEEDS/D- WARM SPRINGS: WE'VE GOT SO MUCH WORK TO DO, IT'S TIME TO MOVE PAST THIS ADMINISTRATION AND START SOLVING SOME PROBLEMS.))
[OUT Q=solving some problems.]
((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D- ROANOKE: I THINK WE NEED TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE AND COME TO GRIPS WITH THE FACT THAT WE'VE GOT TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMONWEALTH, WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS JOB IN FRONT OF US, WE HAVE A.. FRANKLY, WE HAVE A MESS ON OUR HANDS.))
[OUT Q=we have a mess on our hands.]))
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will have a preview, as a local goat farmer tries to win a million dollars tonight on Survivor,
and we'll see how the National Zoo's most famous guests are adapting to life in the U.S..
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Today marks the first anniversary of when we got a good look at the two giant pandas on loan to the U-S from China.
Since the arrival of (may-SHONG) Mei Xiang and (tee-YEN tee-YEN) Tian Tian, nearly two-and-a-half million people have come to the National Zoo in Washington to see them.
Meanwhile, scientists at the zoo are excited and hopeful that
there may be some panda BABIES in the not- too- distant future.
The male panda is showing signs of mating behavior, and the female panda is approaching the age when she can become fertile.
The pandas are under constant observation, and their actions are recorded on a laptop.
Only a thousand pandas remain in the wild.
It's a mandatory night in front of the T-V for "Survivor" fans.
In our region, most of the eyes will be focused on Smyth County farmer "Big Tom" Buchanan, who's among the final four in the tribe.
Chris Lawrence has a preview of tonight's season finale.
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[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Lawrence, CBS News, Los Angeles.]
THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN...AND WITH THAT -- THE 12TH SNUFF OF A SURVIVOR'S
FLAME...TERESA'S...THE STAGE WAS SET-- FOR FINAL FOUR MADNESS AND AN
INTENSE GRAND FINALE...BETWEEN A QUAD OF ORIGINAL BORAN TRIBE MEMBERS.
...TERESA COULDN'T SAVE HERSELF...BUT SHE MANAGED TO DARKEN THE MOOD
CONSIDERABLY....BY TELLING LEX-- TOM MAY NOT BE SUCH A BUDDY AFTER
SOT: LEX VAN DEN BERGHE
ULTIMATELY I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR MYSELF AND NOBODY ELSE. IT HAS
COMPLETELY GONE TO CUT-THROAT MODE. IF I THINK THAT TOM IS ABOUT TO
SCREW ME OVER AND STAB ME IN THE BACK-- I WILL CUT HIS THROAT.
...LEX...GOES INTO THE FINALE...PERHAPS THE MOST FIT -- PHYSICALLY AND
AS THE WINNER OF MOST OF THE RECENT IMMUNITY AND REWARDS CHALLENGES.
SOT: (TWO SHOT- NO SUPERS)
THE OTHER WAY IS WHAT WE SAID--TO GET LEX OFF. HE'S GOING TO BE HARD TO
BEAT IN IMMUNITY 'CAUSE HE'S STRONG. I MEAN-- DOESN'T THE THOUGHT OF HIM
WINNING AGAIN-- PISS YOU OFF?"
...TOM...THE SOMETIMES, LOUD--FORTY-SOMETHING GOAT FARMER FROM
VIRGINIA... AND ETHAN--THE TWENTY-SOMETHING PROFESSIONAL SOCCER
PLAYER... ARE ALMOST AN ALLIANCE WITHIN THE ALLIANCE.
YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR TO LET THAT HAPPEN TO YOU...
AND ROUNDING OUT THE GROUP IS KIM...THE UNTHREATENING, LOYAL
FIFTY-SOMETHING RETIRED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER ... AND MOM TO ALL...
IT'S A SMALL-- AND ONCE-TIGHT KNIT GROUP... TONIGHT'S CHALLENGES WILL
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was down 32 points.
Nasdaq has lost 4 points.
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IN sports, three days of test sessions at Daytona leave a rookie on top...
And the Tech women are battling in the Big East, holding on to their unbeaten record.
We'll have more, coming up in Sports.
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The Tech women celebrated their entrance in the top 25 by beating up on Boston College last night.
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Nearly 24 hundred fans stormed the Cassell last night, as Tech tried to stay unbeaten in the Big East.
Tech, with some nice ball movement, will eventually find Ieva Kublina, and the Big East co-player of the week hits the jumper from the elbow.
Next, Lisa (Gwar-neri) Guarneri passes the ball inside to Kublina.
She had 19 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks.
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And the freshman from Hillsville, Erin Gibson played 22 minutes and scored 8 points.
Tech wins its 9th straight 73-to-52.
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[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chrystal Starling/19 Points vs. Boston College; :13]
[OUT Q=...WEPLAY SMART."]
Three days of test sessions at Daytona have come to an end, and the driver posting the fastest time of the week may surprise you....
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Jimmie Johnson-- the rookie who will be driving a Chevy owned by both Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick with sponsorship from Lowe's - has been fast each and every day this week.
His best lap circuit was just under 184 miles an hour.
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[IN Q=IT'S BEEN GREAT]
[SUPER=01-Jimmie Johnson/Fastest in Testing 183.816 MPH; ;00]
[SUPER=01-Stacy Compton/Topped 183 MPH in Testing; :17]
[OUT Q=...AND FIND OUT."]
Ward Burton in a Dodge finished up the fastest of yesterday's testers.
His speed was 183- point- 748 miles an hour.
Three more days of testing for the remaining teams are scheduled for next week.
A Major League all-star, who is a Tazewell native and a former Ferrum College star, is now officially a multi-millionaire.
The Astros signed Billy Wagner, the 30 -year -old lefty to a three- year deal reported to be worth 27 million dollars.
There also is an option year that will add another 8 million dollars to the contract in 2005.
He had a franchise record 39 saves this past season, and has 146 saves for his career.
Only the Yankees' Mariano Rivera makes more money as a relief pitcher.
Some Thaxton youngsters spent some time yesterday with President Bush.
A group of Thaxton Elementary students joined the President in a pep talk for teachers, principals and education officials.
An employee at the nation's capitol called the students' principal earlier this week looking for public school students to participate in the ceremony.
A new bill will require new reading and math tests, and set higher teacher standards.
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[IN Q=I don't know if it's gonna be...]
((CALLE GLOVER/3RD GRADER: I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GONNA BE HARD OR EASY SO I'M JUST GONNA TRY MY BEST.))
[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
((LORRIE MANLEY/PRINCIPAL, THAXTON ELEMENTARY: IT'LL BE WONDERFUL, IT'LL BE A GREAT.... HAVE DOCUMENTED PROGRESS.))
[SUPER=01-Calle Glover/3rd Grader; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lorrie Manley/Thaxton Elementary Principal; :09]
[OUT Q=have documented progress.]
After sitting in on the ceremony in Constitution Hall the kids were expected to have a few hours to tour the city.
FINAL LOOK AT THE WEATHER
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