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Coming up on News 7-
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The latest on the multiple shooting at a law school in Grundy -
A live report, plus reaction from people who knew the victims.
New video released showing inside of one of Osama bin laden's training camps.
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Plus if you're flying this weekend.. you may be in for some delays.
News 7 is next.

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Many people didn't think it would happen in this part of the world.. but today a mass shooting at a Southwest Virginia law school- The dean of students, a professor and a student are dead- Three additional students are also wounded.
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Tonight police have the alleged gunman in custody.
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Deputies say it was a disgruntled student who opened fire at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy this afternoon.
The 42 year old student from Nigeria was apparently upset about his grades.
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Rachel Cannon is in Grundy tonight.
What's the latest?
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((:03-:07 Suspect Mug :29-:34 professors (Sutin then Blackwell) :47 woman killed, then wounded))
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An area lawyer met the suspected gunman and encouraged him to attend the Appalachian School of Law. As President of the school's alumni association, Paul Dull was also close with Dean (Soo- tin) Sutin and Professor Blackwell. Richard Lesko talked to Paul Dull tonight.
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((Paul Dull first heard about the shooting when his mother called him in the afternoon. She was at work in Grundy listening to a police scanner.
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Dull is a graduate of the Appalachian School of Law and the president of its alumni association. In less than two years, he has gone from a student to a practicing attorney in Roanoke and the New River Valley. He says he remembers Angela Davis who had gone from working at the school to being a student. He also remembers Professor Thomas Blackwell and Dean L- Anthony Sutin fondly. Sutin and Dull wrote to each other and talked frequently.
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((PAUL DULL/PRESIDENT ASL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION; I JUST GOT A LETTER FROM HIM THIS WEEKEND, IT SAID "THANK YOU FOR THE CHRISTMAS CARD. SORRY I HADN'T CALLED YOU BACK YET." THEY HAD BEEN OUT OF THE COUNTRY AND THEY HAD JUST ADOPTED A LITTLE GIRL.)) [RUNS14]
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Dull says Sutin spearheaded community service projects, and instilled good values in his students to try to make them into community leaders.
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Dull says Dean Sutin could have gone virtually anywhere to teach, but chose the Appalachian School of Law because of its small town setting.
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Richard Lesko, News 7 Christiansburg.))

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The news hit hard in Richmond too.
Governor Warner had served on the board of the law school until just last week, and the President of the school was actually in Richmond preparing for a reception with lawmakers.
Joe Dashiell has reaction from Capitol Square.
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((DEL. JACKIE STUMP: YOU KNOW YOU READ ABOUT IT AND YOU HEAR ABOUT IT IN OTHER AREAS, BUT WHEN IT COMES HOME IT REALLY HURTS. GOOD PEOPLE. THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY.))
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It was clear the grief had reached capitol square, when Delegate Jackie Stump, Senator Phillip Puckett and Governor Warner met with reporters outside the Governor's mansion.
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((SEN. -PHILLIP PUCKETT: OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH OUR PEOPLE THERE ESPECIALLY THE FAMILIES THAT HAVE LOST LOVED ONES. WE JUST WANT TO EXTEND OUR SUPPORT ANY WAY WE CAN MEET NEEDS THAT ARE THERE WE WANT TO DO THAT. OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO THAT COMMUNITY AND TO THOSE FAMILIES THERE.))
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The Governor knew the Dean, and had met the other faculty member who was shot and killed. Warner said he was deeply saddened by a senseless and horrible act. He said his heart goes out to the school and the community.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA IS A FAMILY. THIS WILL BE FELT NOT ONLY IN GRUNDY, BUT I KNOW ALL OVER SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND FOR THAT MATTER ALL OVER THE STATE. AND OUR SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO THE FAMILIES INVOLVED.))
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The shootings may have ocurred many miles from here, but the pain was very personal to many who were connected with the college and knew those who were shot and killed.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))

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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said he learned of the shootings "with great sadness..." and extended his sympathies to the families and friends who lost loved ones.
A native of southwest Virginia, Kilgore said, "there is a clear sense among us all, that as Virginians we cannot tolerate such acts of violence."

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Financial news from one furniture maker.
Bassett says an increase in fourth quarter sales, but it wasn't enough to help the company's bottom line.
The furniture maker lost two-point-six million dollars in the 2001 fiscal year, even though fourth quarter sales rose nearly ten percent.
Bassett blames the loss on the recession and the bankruptcy of two major customers in late 2000.

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The merger transition is officially underway for Wachovia and First Union...
25 hundred jobs are being cut to trim costs and increase profits.
The layoffs make up some of the seven-thousand positions the banks said would be eliminated when the merger was announced last spring.
The three-year schedule for eliminating positions varies from each department.
Numbers for Roanoke are not yet available.

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Lynchburg housing officials say they're willing to listen to a homeowner's proposal to fix up his property even as they move ahead with plans to seize it.
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The city asked Mark Moreland several times to do something about the deteriorating condition of his property at 108 Westover Boulevard.
Moreland made some improvements but not enough.. Last night city council voted to seize the property under Lynchburg's "spot blight law."
Moreland now says he plans to borrow 20-thousand dollars and spend six months fixing up the home.
Housing commissioners will decide whether that's feasible.
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Weekend travelers could face big delays this weekend at the nation's airports.
Find out why when News Seven returns.
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And we'll take a look inside one of Osama Bin Laden's terrorist training camps.
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((Hey sports fans here's what's happening tonight, The Lady Maroons of Roanoke college pick up a win in the ODAC, Steve Mason has a story on a former William Fleming girls basketball star, The Charlotte Hornets are close to relocating on Bourbon Street and Mike Stevens checks in with another report from NASCAR's Media tour.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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Shoe bomb suspect Richard Reid and American Taliban fighter John Walker are both accused of getting their training at Osama Bin Laden's secret terrorist camps.
Tonight, video obtained by CBS news gives us a first-hand look inside one of these camps, and shows us some of the deadly lessons taught by Al-Qaida.
Aleen Sirgany Reports.
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((If there were any doubts about the mission of Osama Bin Laden's terrorist network, U.S. officials say video like this makes the group's goal perfectly clear ... to create an army of vicious killers. ((KEITH IDEMA/FORMER U.S. SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIER: THEY'RE TERRORISTS PLAIN AND SIMPLE. THEY'RE KILLING PEOPLE ON THE STREETS. THEY'RE KIDNAPPING PEOPLE ON STREET CORNERS. THEY'RE THROWING GRENADES THROUGH WINDOWS ... KILLING PEOPLE IN CAFETERIAS.)) This footage obatined by CBS's Sixty-Minutes Two shows what went on inside an Al Qaida terrorist training camp, a few miles outside Kabul, Afghanistan. The once sprawling complex is now in ruins. But for at least two and a half years, this place churned out an estimated three thousand Al-Qaida fighters. A former member of U.S. Special Forces found these tapes at an Al Qaida compound. He says the militia-men are trained to go after ordinary people. ((KEITH IDEMA: THEY ENGAGE MY MOM, YOUR MOM, WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND DEFENSELESS PEOPLE)) And world leaders. This footage shows a terrorist cell infiltrating a golf course, with Al Qaida instructors playing the role of world leaders. Weapons are hidden in golf bags and then comes the attack. ((ALEX STANDISH/EDITOR JANES INTELLIGENCE DIGEST: THESE INDIVIDUAL CELLS MAY BECOME ACTIVE, AND BE PLANNING, EVEN AT THIS MOMENT, FURTHER ACTS OF TERROR AGAINST THE UNITED STATES AND ITS ALLIES)) ((ALEEN SIRGANY/CBS NEWS: THIRTY MORE AL-QAIDA AND TALIBAN DETAINEES ARRIVED WEDNESDAY AT THE U.S NAVAL BASE IN GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA. THE PENTAGON HOPES FURTHER INTERROGATIONS OF THESE MEN WILL PROVIDE THEM WITH INFORMATION THEY NEED TO GO AFTER TERRORIST CELLS STILL AT LARGE.)) Aleen Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.))

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The alleged shoe bomber was indicted today on charges of being an Al Qaeda trained terrorist- intent on blowing up a plane.
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Richard Reid was tackled by passengers in December after he allegedly tried to set off a shoe bomb- on a Paris to Miami flight.
Prosecutors say he is a sworn follower of Osama bin laden.
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((JOHN ASHCROFT/U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: REID IS CHARGED AS AN AL QEADA TRAINED TERRORIST WHO ATTEMPTED TO DESTROY AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 63 WITH EXPLOSIVE DEVICES CONCEALED IN HIS SHOES.))
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His lawyer says Reed has no links to Al Qaeda- and he says the indictment doesn't claim any of the crimes charged were committed on behalf of any terrorist group.
Prosecutors say a computer hard drive abandoned by Al Queda in Afghanistan suggests otherwise.
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Airport conveyer belts could come to a halt this Friday... but it's all in the name of safety.
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Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta says airlines and the government will meet Friday's deadline to screen all CHECKED baggage. Some airports will use bomb sniffing dogs and do hand inspections of checked bags.
Others will use explosive detection systems- That could slow air traffic this weekend-
By the end of the year- all airports will have to use the high tech explosive detection equipment to screen checked luggage.
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Mineta said that they expect to meet end of the year deadline.
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The race for Roanoke's city council continues to grow.
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Today, Republicans Paul Higgins and Stephen Mabry announced their bids.
Higgins is a financial consultant for Legg-Mason and Mabry is the Director of Operations for St. Andrew's Church.


The two focused on economic growth, but also said education is a priority.
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((PAUL HIGGINS/(R) ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL CAND.: I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT IF WE CAN PROVIDE THE PROPER EDUCATION AND GOOD EDUCATION FOR THE STUDENTS HERE IN ROANOKE CITY, WE'LL BE ACTUALLY TRAINING OUR FUTURE WORKFORCE.)) [buttbuttbuttbutt] ((STEVE MABRY/(R) ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL CAND.: IT'S ONE OF THE BEST INVESTMENTS THAT ANY COMMUNITY CAN MAKE IN ITS RESOURCES...TO INVEST IN EDUCATION.))
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GOP candidate Mark Hurley declared his candidacy yesterday.
Several other Republicans are expected to join the race by February Fifth.
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Democratic incumbent Nelson Harris and three of his party members are also running for the three open seats.
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A big change of direction for Microsoft.
Find out why the company has a new priority when News 7 returns.
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And it's no fun for firefighters when an amusement park goes up in flames.
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It wasn't a haunted house... but a smoky house at a New Jersey Amusement park- when the park went up in flames.
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Firefighters battled a huge fire at Dracula's Castle in Wildwood- about 25 miles South of Atlantic City.
Authorities say the fire was in the haunted house and a boatride- Thick black smoke could be seen for miles-
Police say they're questioning two men seen running from the area this morning.
The amusement park is currently closed for the season.
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There's a major change at Micorsoft.
Chairman Bill Gates told employees today that the company will now emphasize security and privacy over new capabilities.
The change follows the discovery of major security problems in Microsoft products -- including a flaw in the latest versions of Windows that allows hackers to seize control of a user's computer.

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Cox Communications' new high-speed Internet network is up and running... but not without some glitches.
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Many local customers are now unable to gain Internet or e-mail access, and customer service lines are being flooded with calls.
Two months ago, a federal judge ordered Internet provider Excite at Home off-line in bankruptcy proceedings.
From then, Cox had about two weeks to begin transferring customers over to its own network.
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((MIKE PEDELTY/COX COMMUNICATIONS: WE DON'T ANTICIPATE THIS BEING A LENGTHY PROCESS. WE'VE ISOLATED THE PROBLEM. WE'VE GOT TEAMS WORKING ON OUR SPECIFIC PROBLEMS RIGHT NOW.))
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Cox says its inevitable that some difficulties would arise on such a short time table, and is asking its customers to be patient.
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The Virginia Tech women hosted West Virginia tonight at the Cassell and Mike Stevens continues his reports from the Media Tour.
But first our Extra Point.
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Michael Strahan of the New York Giants is the A-P defensive player of the year. Strahan, who set an N-F-L record with 22 and a half sacks, earned a 7 vote margin over Chicago linebacker Brian Urlacher in the Balloting.
Here are tonight's scores.
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The lady Maroons got an ODAC win over Eastern Mennonite, winning at home 67 to 60.
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The Maroons huddle around head coach Susan Dunagan with just a few minutes remaining in the game.
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Williams goes to the line and hits both ends of the one and one she finishes with 23 points and the Maroons pull out the 67 to 60 win.
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The Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech also got a conference win at home last night.
Chrystal Starling scored 19 points to lead the Hokies over West Virginia 67 to 62. Sarah Hicks scored 10 points and pulled down 6 rebounds.
Tech is 14 and 2 overall and 5 and 0 in the conference. The Hokies have won 11 straight.

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In Hometown Hoops Weekly, Steve Mason checks in on former Fleming star Tonia Brown, who now shines for Wake Forest.
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((e stats tell the story. I onyl her second year, Tonia Brown leads Wake Forest in scoring, steals, second in assists and second in rebounding. In ACC games, she is averaging 17.7 points a game, good enough for fifth in the conference. Brown is third in the ACC in three pointers a game and over the last seven contest, she's shooting 41 percent from behind the arc. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
Having a mom that rarely misses a game and is Tonia's biggest fan in the stands always helps and the fact than Cynthia Brown coached her daughter at William Fleming allows for some expert analysis. But for the coach, the best part is watching her daughter blossom into one of the ACC's top players. ((:)) ((:))
Tonia's situation is also special because coach Charlene Curtis played high school ball at Fleming with her mom and the three are very close. ((:))
Tonia and family next take on Clemson Thursday night. Steve Mason HOmetown Hoops Weekly.))

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After trying unsuccessfully last spring to move to Memphis, The Charlotte Hornets are very close to moving the team to New Orleans.
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Any move would have to be approved by the N-B-A owners. And the announcement about the proposed move could come later today.
Mike Stevens continues his reports from NASCAR's media Tour. More later on Mornin.

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NASCAR's sponsorships have come in all shapes and sizes in the sports 54 year history. But perhaps no sponsor is more timely than the one announced on this week's NASCAR media tour. Mike Stevens explains.
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