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John Walker Lindh makes his first court appearance on charges that he conspired with the Taliban to kill Americans.
Despite the accusations, Lindh's parents are jumping to his defense.
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And a mechanical failure shuts off gas service to two thousand customers in Pulaski.
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The public gets a new look at the now clean-shaven, soft- spoken American Taliban John Walker Lindh.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
John Walker Lindh has made his first court appearance.
But his appearance did not at all resemble the images of the Taliban fighter that we've been seeing over the past several weeks.
His long hair is cut, and his beard is shaven.
Lindh told the judge today that he understands the charges against him, including conspiring to kill fellow Americans in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, his attorney says Lindh shouldn't be judged until all of the evidence is in.
Teri Okita joins us now from the federal courthouse in Alexandria with more.
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(( TRACK: A CLEAN-SHAVEN AND CLOSE-CROPPED JOHN WALKER , DRESSED IN A GREEN PRISON JUMPSUIT, QUIETLY ANSWERED "YES I DO THANK YOU" WHEN ASKED IF HE UNDERSTOOD THE CHARGES LODGED AGAINST HIM. THEY INCLUDE CONSPIRACY TO KILL FELLOW AMERICANS, PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS AND ENGAGING IN ACTIONS WITH THE TALIBAN.

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he was informed of charges against him and penalties and his rights
TRACK: HIS PARENTS WERE THERE FOR THE 20 MINUTE COURT PROCEEDING. THEY ALSO SPENT ABOUT 45 MINUTES MEETING WITH THEIR SON THROUGH A GLASS PARTITION.

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It's been 2 years since I saw I saw him. My love is unconditional. I'm grateful he's been brought back home.

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john loves America. He loves America. He did not do anything against America. He did not take up arms. Did not mean to harm
TRACK: HIS ATTORNEYS SAY THE 20-YEAR-OLD IS IN GOOD CONDITION AND IN A GOOD EMOTIONAL STATE. IN THE COURTROOM, THEY COMPLAINED THAT SINCE DECEMBER 2ND, WALKER HAS REPEATEDLY ASKED FOR... BUT BEEN DENIED... A LAWYER.

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for 54 days while kept incommunicado, while kept without a lawyer, officials leaked their understanding of evidence in violation of rule of courthouse.))

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When it comes to protecting the U-S from future terrorist attacks, President Bush is sparing no expense.
Today he announced plans to roughly DOUBLE what America spends on homeland defense.
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During a meeting with the nation's mayors, the President said he wants to give police, fire, and emergency workers more help getting training and equipment.
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Bush's budget will be sent to Congress next month.
It sets aside 38- BILLION dollars for homeland defense.
Three-and-a-half BILLION of that money would go to states and localities for public safety and emergency medical response.

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A mechanical malfunction has shut off gas service to two thousand customers of United Cities Gas in Pulaski.
Officials with the company say they have called in extra crews to restore the service, but they need access to the homes and businesses to do that.
United Cities says Pulaski residents with gas service should make arrangements to let workers into their homes today.
Three schools in Pulaski had to close today, because the problem with the gas line cut off their heat.

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Lawmakers are blasting Enron and the Arthur Andersen accounting firm at the start of hearings into the shredding of the energy company's documents.
Gretchen Carlson has an update.
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(((TRACK) LOCATOR: WASHINGTON D.C. In the first step of what will be many congressional hearings into how and why energy giant Enron collapsed Congressional leaders focused their investigation on the destruction of documents in the case. Destruction allegedly by Enron employees and the company's accounting firm, Arthur Andersen.

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First on the docket for this hearing David Duncan the Arthur Andersen auditor fired last week but Duncan is refusing to testify without immunity.
Andersen lawyer Nancy Temple has also been subpoenaed as well as Andersen risk manager Michael Odom. Andersen CEO Joseph Bernadino cut a deal to let a partner appear in his place. Members of this committee say they wont be cutting anyone any slack.

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Todays hearing comes just a day after Kenneth Lay announced he was resigning from his position as Enron Chairman and Chief Executive. In a statement Lay said I want Enron to survive. We need someone at the helm who can focus 100 percent on reorganizing the company. But Lays resignation wont take him off the hook.

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This incredible corporation somehow suspended the rules of corporate etiquette and possibly put corporate morality on vacation.

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The public eye will also be on the politicians conducting this investigation. Political watchdog groups claim three-fourths of the Senators on Capitol Hill and nearly half of all House members received Enron campaign contributions. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York.))

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Some Hollins University students are giving back to the community in which they live.
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Each January, Hollins students take a month long class or internship.
Six chose an art class that would paint murals in the community.
Today, they put two of their works on display on the side of the Grandin Theater Foundation.
The students said they hope the art inspires those who see it.
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The group of students also painted a mural at a retirement home in Fincastle this month.
Their professor said the students sign up for the class for credit, but walk away with a sense of accomplishment-- knowing they added to their community.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a man is arrested after he calls into a radio talk show. We'll tell you why after the break,
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Also the trial begins for two people accused of owning killer dogs.
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In Los Angeles today, jury selection is set to begin in a dog mauling case.
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It's been nearly a year since a woman was fatally attacked by two large dogs inside her San Francisco apartment building.
The victim was 33- year- old Diane Whipple.
Whipple's neighbors Marjorie Knoller and Robert Noel owned the dogs.
Knoller is charged with second degree murder, Noel with manslaughter.
But legal experts say the prosecution has a big challenge, convincing jurors that if a dog kills, its owner is guilty of murder.
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The trial was moved to Los Angeles because of pre- trial publicity.
Prospective jurors will be asked questions such as whether THEY have ever owned vicious dogs.
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An airline passenger who boarded a flight in Greensboro has been arrested for taking a knife on the plane.
Robert Hedrick says at first he did not realize he had the three inch knife concealed in his belt.
He might have escaped detection had he not called a talk show on a Columbus Ohio radio station while he was still on the plane. He went on the air to talk about the lapse in security.
A listener then called the police who arrested Hedrick when the plane landed.

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An unusual death penalty bill was killed in the General Assembly yesterday.
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Fairfax Senator Warren Barry was proposing legislation that would allow death penalty opponents to register with the state.
If they later became a victim of capital murder, the killer would receive a sentence of life in prison.
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((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R- FAIRFAX: THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS, THOSE WHO ARE OPPOSED TO THE DEATH PENALTY FOR THE MOST PART HAVE A STRONG MORAL CONVICTION THAT THE DEATH PENALTY IS WRONG. I WAS SIMPLY TRYING TO ACCOMMODATE THAT POINT OF VIEW.))
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Barry said the vote was the first unanimous decision he's received from the Courts of Justice Committee. Unfortunately, he said, it was a vote to kill the bill.

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A compromise could be on the way on the General Assembly's controversial salute to the flag of Virginia
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Since the start of the General Assembly, House members have opened each session with a salute to the state flag.

Only after approving the oath, did they learn it was written by a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1954.
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Lawmakers have been working behind the scenes to find a compromise.

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Democrats in the state Senate are complaining about House Republicans' efforts to replace a Roanoke judge.
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Just as members of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted to certify judicial candidates, Roanoke Senator John Edwards objected, because the list did not include Roanoke Circuit Court Judge Richard Pattisall.
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((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: THAT WOULD BE UNPRECEDENTED NOT TO CERTIFY A JUDGE, NOT TO RE-ELECT HIM AS A JUDGE, JUST BECAUSE OF A CASE HE HAPPENS TO BE SITTING ON. THAT TO ME IS OUTRAGEOUS.))
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House Republicans had complained that Pattisall said he wasn't going to seek another term when he took on the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state's redistricting plan.
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((SEN. KENNETH STOLLE: IF THERE'S GOING TO BE A SERIOUS EFFORT TO CERTIFY JUDGE PATTISALL, I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ASK HIM WHY HE HAS SAID HE IS NOT GOING TO SEEK RE-ELECTION. HE THEN OFFERS HIS NAME FOR RE-ELECTION, AND THEN SITS ON THE DECISION UNTIL AFTER HIS ELECTION. I DO NOT THINK THAT IS AN APPROPRIATE ACTION FOR A JUDGE TO TAKE.))


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Senator Edwards made a motion to certify Pattisall as a judicial candidate, but members of the committee delayed any action until a future meeting.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll see how one pet store is learning the benefits of the test drive.
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Some mall walkers in Southern California now have a little canine company during their daily stroll.
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A pet store is offering a dog exercise program, by pairing mall walkers with puppies.
Each exercise session lasts about half- hour.
It gives the puppies a nice break from their display cages.
Folks get to take the puppies out for a "test walk" before deciding to take them home.
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Anyone can exercise the puppies; all they have to do is leave a driver's license and a credit card as collateral.


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Stock prices are solidly higher on Wall Street after Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said he thought the recession would be over soon.
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At Noon the Dow was UP 100 points. The Nasdaq has gained 30 points.


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In sports, the top recruit coveted by every ACC and Big East team, has chosen to join his brother on the Tech football field next year...
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And Steve Mason will tell us about a hometown hero who has some celebrity basketball connections.....We'll have those stories and more straight ahead.
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Virginia Tech's women's basketball team couldn't stand up to Syracuse last night--
They lost 75 to 59 and ended their 12 -game winning streak at Syracuse.
Tech shot just 36 percent from the floor, but Sarah Hicks shot 50 percent and led the team with 18 points.
She also hit 3 - three pointers to tie her for the all time career lead in shots beyond the arc. The road stays tough, as the Hokies play at defending national champ Notre Dame on Saturday night.

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Virginia Tech's football team got what it was hoping for as Jonathan Lewis of Varina High School picked Tech as his college team. The six-foot- two, 290 pound defensive lineman will likely play alongside his older brother, Kevin next season. He is a top 100 prospect who was recruited by every Big East and ACC school.
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Another coveted defender, former Friday Football Extra player of the week, Justin London has yet to pick his school.
Reports say the all-state performer from Northside will announce his choice next Thursday.
His final choices are down to Tech, Tennessee, UCLA and Maryland.
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This week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly with Steve Mason features a Wytheville native, VMI graduate, Tech professor, renowned sports author and high school basketball coach. The big surprise is all of those people are really just ONE person.
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The Roanoke Dazzle has added a new addition. The team has signed forward Martin Lewis. Lewis is a 26 year old former second round draft pick of the Toronto Raptors.
He was taken 50th overall in the 1995 NBA draft after playing just two years at a Kansas junior college.
He has played in 25 NBA games, and earlier this year played briefly for Mobile in the N-B-D-L. To make room for Lewis, the Dazzle had to cut Ricky Moore. The team is home tonight at 7:00 against Columbus.
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