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A memorial service will be held later today for the victims of a shooting spree at the Appalachian School of Law.


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Deputies say it was a disgruntled student who opened fire at the law school in Grundy yesterday afternoon.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The 42 year old student from Nigeria was apparently upset about his grades. He is being held on three counts of capital murder and three weapons counts. Rachel Cannon reports.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Stater/Virginia State Police Spokesman; :16]
[SUPER=01-John Harris/Appalachian School of Law Student; :35]
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[11Dull]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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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 spoke to Paul Dull.
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[SUPER=01-Paul Dull/ASL Alumni Association President ; :09]
[SUPER=@Richard2; :54]
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[OUT Q=RL, N7, Christiansburg.]

((Paul Dull first heard about the shooting when his mother called him in the afternoon. He was at work in Grundy listening to a police scanner.
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[INQ=My first reaction...]

((PAUL DULL/PRESIDENT ASL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION; MY FIRST REACTION IS THAT THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING. IT'S SOMEONE'S JOKE OVER A SCANNER.)) [RUNS7]
[OUTQ=joke over a scanner.]

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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[INQ=I just got a letter...]

((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]
[OUTQ=adopted a little girl.]

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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[INQ=He was the kind...]

((PAUL DULL/PRESIDENT ASL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION; HE WAS THE KIND OF GUY THAT YOU ASPIRED TO BE LIKE, SEEMED TO HAVE EVERYTHING GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, GOOD VALUES, KIND...)) [RUNS12]
[OUTQ=the right direction, good values, kind.]

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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[INQ=He wanted to get...]

((PAUL DULL/PRESIDENT ASL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION; HE WANTED TO GET AWAY FROM THE CRIME AND THE BIG CITY AND GO TO A SMALL TOWN THAT HAD AS WHAT DEAN SUTIN WOULD REFER TO AS GOOD OLD FASHIONED VALUES.)) [RUNS12]
[OUTQ=good old fashioned values.]

Richard Lesko, News 7 Christiansburg.))

[11Richmond-Reaction]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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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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[SUPER=01-Del. Jackie Stump/(D) Oakwood; :00]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :13]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Phillip Puckett/(D) Lebanon; :20]
[SUPER=07-Gov. Mark Warner; :46]
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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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[IN Q=Our thoughts are with]

((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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[OUT Q=to those families there.]


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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[OUT Q=to the families involved.]


The shootings may have occurred 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))

[11Kilgore]


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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."

[11Bassett-Earnings]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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In business news, 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.

[11Wachovia]


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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.

[1st-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=ckor]
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In other business news this morning, Levi Strauss reports a drop in quarterly earnings.
And a major change at Microsoft.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
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[OUT Q=in Washington.]


(( GOOD MORNING THIS THURSDAY THE 17TH OF JANUARY.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
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POST ENRON COLLAPSE ... THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION IS REPORTEDLY GATHERING UP A SERIES OF NEW SYSTEMS TO POLICE ACCOUNTING FIRMS.
AND THERE ARE REPORTS THAT LAST FEBRUARY ARTHUR ANDERSON EXECS WERE CONSIDERING DROPPING ENRON BECAUSE OF CONCERNS ABOUT ITS BOOKKEEPING.
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ON WALL STREET .. AFTER A TERRIBLE WEDNESDAY ...
TODAY REACTION TO DECEMBER HOUSING STARTS.. AND INITIAL UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN JAPAN..STOCKS FELL AS THE YEN GAINED.
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JEANS MAKER LEVI STRAUSS REPORTS A 16 PERCENT DROP IN QUARTERLY EARNINGS AMID WEAK RETAIL CONDITIONS AND IS IN TALKS WITH UNIONS ABOUT CLOSING U.S. AND EUROPEAN FACTORIES.
LEVI SAYS THE DECLINE WAS LESS THAN MANY ANALYSTS HAD EXPECTED,

THE RESULTS COME AS LEVI BATTLES TO RESTORE ITS FADED IMAGE IN THE FACE OF COMPETITION FROM MORE YOUTH-ORIENTED BRANDS THAT HAVE CUT INTO ITS ONCE-DOMINANT MARKET SHARE.
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MICROSOFT IS CHANGING.
IN AN E-MAIL TO EMPLOYEES, CHAIRMAN BILL GATES SAYS NEW PRODUCTS ARE LESS IMPORTANT. THE NEW EMPHASIS WILL BE ON SECURITY AND PRIVACY... .
HIS INTERNAL MEMO CITES SEPTEMBER 11 AND FOLLOWS RECENT MICROSOFT PROBLEMS LIKE A FLAW IN WINDOWS X-P THAT LETS HACKERS IN....
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AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))


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[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The race for Roanoke's city council continues to grow.
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Yesterday, 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.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Higgins/(R) Roanoke City Council Candidate; 00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Mabry/(R) Roanoke City Council Candidate; 10]
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[OUT Q=invest in education.]
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[VO-NAT]


GOP candidate Mark Hurley declared his candidacy on Tuesday.
Several other Republicans are expected to join the race by February Fifth.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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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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After months of verbal and legal battles, Covington's Old City hall is little more than rubble.
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Crews have been working to demolish the building for about a month now. Little is left except for some piles of bricks and stacks of wood. The wood from the building has been sold to a Connecticut company which will build antique furniture with it.
The demolition follows nearly a year of battles between a group of preservationists and City Council.
The building had once housed the city hall and Covington's high school.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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[Marketwatch]


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In business news, Compaq Computer easily topped Wall Street's fourth-quarter earnings expectations.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((THE MARKET WAS HIT WITH A BARRAGE OF AFTER THE BELL PROFIT REPORTS.. I

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FIRST UP WAS COMPAQ COMPUTER.. FOURTH QTR PROFIT OF 6 CENTS A SHARE TOPPED STREET ESTIMATES BY A NICKEL AND THE P-C MAKER PREDICTED EARNINGS AND REVENUE IN THIS QTR WILL BE SLIGHTLY ABOVE EXPECTATIONS.

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YAHOO BEAT THE STREET BY 2 PENNIES IN ITS FOURTH QTR. THE SEARCH ENGINE ALSO SAID ITS PRESIDENT AND C-O-O WILL BE STEPPING DOWN. AND APPLE COMPUTER'S FIRST QTR PROFIT WAS RIGHT ON TARGET AT 11 CENTS A SHARE, REVENUE SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN EXPECTED.IT'S ALSO GUIDING HIGHER FOR FUTURE EARNINGS.

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THE EARNINGS PARADE MARCHES ON TODAY WITH CITIGROUP, FORD GE AND IBM AMONG THE COMPANIES SLATED TO REPORT.

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ON THE ECONOMIC CALENDAR.. DECEMBER HOUSING STARTS...

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A SHAKEUP IN THE EXECUTIVE SUITES AT INTEL...THE CHIPMAKING GIANT FORMED A TWO PERSON EXECUTIVE OFFICE.. NAMING EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT PAUL OTELLINI AS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER. CEO CRAIG BARRETT, WILL BE THE OTHER MEMBER OF THE OFFICE.

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ON WALL STREET, STOCKS WERE PUMMELED BY PROFIT WORRIES...INVESTORS SHOWED THEIR DISAPPOINTMENT IN REPORTS FROM INTEL AND JP MORGAN CHASE...

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DOW TUMBLED 211 POINTS

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THE NASDAQ SANK 56

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AMERICAN AIRLINES AND CONTINENTAL BOTH REPORTED BIG LOSSES LAST QTR BECAUSE OF A DROP IN TRAVEL DEMAND POST SEPTEMBER 11TH.. BUT THOSE LOOSES WERE STILL LESS THAN EXPECTED.

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KMART CONTINUED TO CRUMBLE...THE DISCOUNT RETAILER'S STOCK WAS REMOVED FROM THE S&P 500 INDEX AND BANKRUPTCY TALK IS SWIRLING AROUND THE COMPANY.

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TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ...

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AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NY.))



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[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[School-Shooting]


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Authorities say a student asked a professor to pray for him-- then shot and killed three people at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy.
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The dead include the dean, a professor and a student.
Three other students were wounded.
Investigators say the suspect, Peter (ah-di-guh-ZOO-muh) Odighizuwa is originally from Nigeria and has a history of mental problems.
Authorities say he went to the school to discuss his academic dismissal before opening fire.
He's being held on three counts of capital murder and three weapons' counts.
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[11SLA-Arrests]


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The group was notorious in the 70's for kidnapping newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst.
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Now 27-years later police have arrested four former Symbionese liberation army members-
They're charged with the bank robbery and first-degree murder of bank customer Myrna Opsahl-
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((JOHN OPSAHL/VICTIM'S SON; MY MOM'S KILLERS ARE FINALLY GOING TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.))
[SUPER=01-John Opsahl/Victim's Son;]
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[OUT Q=HELD ACOUNTABLE.]
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Patty Hearst says Emily Harris fired the fatal shotgun blast.
For years police have had suspects names, but not have enough evidence to arrest them.
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[SOT 20:48:49]
[IN Q=]

((JAN SCULLY/DISTRICT ATTORNEY: USING FORENSIC TESTING PROCEDURES NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL RECENTLY, THE FBI LAB LINKED THE LEAD PELLETS THAT KILLED MRS. OPSAHL TO SHOGUN SHELLS FOUND IN AN SLA HIDEOUT IN SAN FRANCISCO.))
[SUPER=01-Jan Scully/District Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=IN San Francisco.]
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[vo-nat 12]
One of the four charged yesterday is Sara Jane Olson- the fugitive for decades until her capture last year for charges of trying to blow up L-A police cars.
A fifth suspect remains at large.
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[11L'burg-House]


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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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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


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.. Tuesday 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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[comm #8]




[11Jenkins]


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A mother slept four feet away as her infant daughter drowned in a bathtub.
Prosecutors say it was murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


But a Franklin County judge found Kimberly Jenkins Ratliff guilty of felony child neglect.
She and her husband were staying at the Smith Mountain Lake apartment of a friend that night in December 2000.
They put their nine- month-old baby, Kenzie, down to sleep in a jacuzzi, nestled in some blankets.
The baby apparently turned on the faucet and drowned.
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((KIMBERLY RATLIFF: I NEVER THOUGHT SHE COULD EVER TURN IT ON. IT NEVER CROSSED MY MIND THAT SHE COULD TURN ON THE WATER.))
[SUPER=07-Kimberly Ratliff;]
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[OUT Q=turn on the water.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ratliff says she slept through it and awoke to find Kenzie dead.
But a neighbor testified she could hear the baby crying from outside the apartment.
Prosecutors said the couple SHOULD have used the portable crib that was in their car.
Ratliff faces up to five years in prison. (------------)