Coming up next on News 7--
A Muslim woman accused of making a bomb threat to the Bedford Wal-Mart last fall enters a plea in federal court.
And terrorists holding a reporter say they will wait a little longer before killing him.
Some cloudiness across the region right now but the sunshine will return allowing temperatures to soar...I'll have your forecast..
"One more day"
That's the latest e-mail message from a group that claims to be holding an American journalist captive.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
There's a new deadline from the group that kidnapped "Wall Street Journal" reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan.
Aleen Sirgany reports.
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[SUPER=01-Rashid Qureshi/Pakistan's Major General;]
[SUPER=10-Marianne Pearl/Reporter's Wife/CNN;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Sirgany, CBS news, Washington.]
DANIEL PEARL'S KIDNAPPERS, WHO HAD THREATENED TO KILL THE WALL STREET
REPORTER TODAY, HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE.
IN AN UNSIGNED EMAIL, THEY SAY QUOTE "WE WILL GIVE YOU ONE MORE DAY.IF
AMERICA WILL NOT MEET OUR DEMANDS WE WILL KILL DANIEL."
AMONG THE THOSE DEMANDS..THE KIDNAPPERS WANT ALL PAKISTANI PRISONERS
BEING HELD IN QUANTANAMO BAY CUBA - RELEASED - AND SENT HOME. IF THE
DEMANDS ARE NOT MET THE ABDUCTORS THREATEN QUOTE "A REAL WAR ON
AMERICANS" AND SAY THE U.S WILL "GET THE TASTE OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTIONS
WHAT WE GOT." PAKISTAN'S GOVERNMENT SAYS IT'S DOING WHAT IT CAN TO
ENSURE PEARL'S RELEASE.
(SOT)MAJ.GEN. RASHID QURESHI/PAKISTAN'S MAJOR GENERAL
"We've been very careful trying to not only monitor the progress of what
is happening as far as Daniel Pearl is concerned, we are very concerned
about this, there has been progress, the good thing is I can report
PEARL WAS ABDUCTED FROM A CAFE IN KARACHI A WEEK AGO WHILE WORKING ON A
STORY ON ALLEGED SHOE-BOMBER RICHARD REID. PEARL'S WIFE IS PLEADING FOR
HER HUSBAND'S LIFE.
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"I have hope. I'm not desperate because if I stopped believing in
creating this dialogue then stop believing in everything else and I
can't do that. I'm pregnant."
THE KIDNAPPERS ARE ALSO DEMANDING THAT ALL AMERICAN JOURNALISTS LEAVE
PAKISTAN WITHIN THREE DAYS OR ELSE THEY TOO WILL BECOME TARGETS.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan is facing a fragile peace, as war- lords continue to fight over territory.
But the overpowering influence of the Taliban is gone.
Drew Levinson takes a look at the new freedom in a country ravaged by the ideals of Osama bin Laden.
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[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News, Kandahar.]
Instead of Warplanes the skies over Kanderhar are now filled with kites.
The sounds of bombs have been replaced with the gleeful harmony of
(natsound kid flying kite)
16-year old Basher loves watching his kite as the wind kick-dances it
through the air.
HE SAYS THAT I AM REALLY HAPPY NOW BECAUSE BEFORE THEY COULDNT FLY
The strict Taliban rules forbid not only kites, but other freedoms as
(NATSOUND PLAYING IN ARCADE)
Video arcades nothing new in America--are a novelty here.
Modern music has displaced Taliban chants.
Until six weeks ago, Afghanis like 14-year old Pashtoon couldnt listen
to tunes like this.
YES MUSIC IS A GOOD THING FOR THE MIND AND IT IS KIND OF FUN FOR US.
(NATSOUND OF JANAN BUYING A DVD)
Had the Taliban caught this man buying a videohe would have been thrown
in jail for six months.
OH TALIBANYES HE SAYS I WAS SCARED, HE SAID THAT HE COULDNT TAKE IT TO
MY HOME AT THAT TIME, I WAS IN DANGER.
(NATSOUND OF MARCH)
(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON )
ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF CHANGE HERE A PEACE RALLY THROUGH THE STREETS OF
KANDAHAR ASKING THE UN FOR HELP, THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN UNDER THE
And something else that would never happen.women inside the stadium.
The last time they were here, the Taliban brought them to be executed.
(natsound playing )
On this day the sun may be setting, but its a new dawn here in
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Kandahar.
A Muslim woman accused of threatening to blow up the Bedford Wal-Mart last October pleaded "not" guilty to the charge in federal court this morning.
42- year- old Roslyn Boston-Khaliq (kuh-LEEK) was arrested at her home October 12th.
Police say Boston-Khaliq called in the threat from a pay phone.. she was an employee of Wal-Mart and was scheduled to work that day.
Prosecutors decided to take the case to federal court to send a message.
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[IN Q=Our office is]
((CRAIG JACOBSEN/ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY: OUR OFFICE IS TAKING SERIOUSLY ANY BOMB THREATS, ANY ANTHRAX THREATS, ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF SEPTEMBER 11TH, AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S A CLEAR MESSAGE WITHIN THIS DISTRICT THAT WE'LL TAKE ANY SUCH THREATS VERY SERIOUSLY.))
[SUPER=01-Craig Jacobsen/Assistant U. S. Attorney]
[OUT Q=very seriously.]
Jacobsen says Boston- Khaliq is not being targeted because of her religion.
Her trial is scheduled for March.
Two people have been sent to the hospital following an accident on Orange Avenue in Roanoke this morning.
The wreck happened in front of Washington Park shortly before eleven o'clock this morning.
Police say a P-T Cruiser and a Chrysler bumped into each other traveling westbound on Orange Avenue, flipping the S-U-V and sending the Chrysler careening through the park and into a small creek.
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[IN Q=The car had flipped...]
((JOYCE JAMES/CRASH WITNESS; THE CAR HAD FLIPPED INTO THE WATER, WE RAN OVER TO SEE IF HE WAS ALL RIGHT, AND HIS NECK WAS TWISTED, HE WAS GASPING FOR AIR, AND THE FIRST THING WE DID WAS CALL 9-1-1.))
[SUPER=01-Joyce James/Crash Witness;]
[OUT Q=first thing we did was call 911.]
The driver of the Chrysler was transported to Roanoke Memorial hospital with serious injuries, while the other driver was hospitalized with minor injuries.
So far, police have not released any names or conditions of the injured.
Governor Mark Warner is expected to announce new jobs when he makes a trip to Southside tomorrow.
Warner would not provide any details about his visit to Martinsville, but he told reporters to keep their fingers crossed.
A source indicates the economic development announcement will involve about 150 new jobs.
Tomorrow afternoon, the Governor will stop in Clarksville where he is expected to discuss the first deployment of his Economic Crisis Strike Force.
The 1999 demise of Tultex left two thousand people out of work...
Several have found new jobs at CP Films in Martinsville.
CP Films manufactures a mylar film that prevents windows from shattering.
Employees say this high-tech firm is proof that economic success can be found in Southside.
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[IN Q=I am very]
((I AM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE STUDIES AND REPORTS THAT ARE BEING DONE TODAY, THAT ARE INDICATING THAT THE PEOPLE HERE DO NOT HAVE SKILLS. I DON'T ENTIRELY BELIEVE THAT. I BELIEVE THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE, GOOD PEOPLE WHO NEED JOBS THAT WANT TO WORK AND WANT TO STAY IN THIS AREA AND I WOULD HOPE THAT COMPANIES WOULD REALIZE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Dorothy Wyatt/Former Tultex Employee]
[OUT Q=realize that.]
Employees also say innovative management techniques at CP Films is the key to a healthy work environment.
Business Reporter Jennifer Miele will continue that story tonight on News 7 at five and six.
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[SS=NONE]LEO IN WX-CENTER
[SS=NONE]LEO TOSS BACK
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Rescue workers have to fight rough terrain as they try to recover the bodies from a plane crash,
and former U-S Attorney General Janet Reno is taken to the hospital after she faints during a speech.
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Janet Reno says she feels fine after a fainting spell put her in the hospital last night.
Reno was released from the hospital this morning,.
The former Attorney General was in the middle of a speech at the University of Rochester, when she collapsed at the podium.
Reno says she's fainted before, and says it won't affect her campaign for Florida Governor.
She was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 19-95.
But Reno says she believes the heat played a role in her collapse.
Thousands of business leaders and politicians from more than 100 countries are in New York City for the start of the World Economic Forum.
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And security is extremely tight--
Concrete barriers are up around the Waldorf- Astoria Hotel.
The leaders will spend five days on topics including terrorism, the worldwide recession, and poverty.
Traffic is restricted, and nearly four-thousand police officers are on patrol, since thousands of demonstrators are also expected to take to the streets.
Recovery efforts are under way at the crash site of an Ecuadorean plane.
The wreckage was discovered atop a volcano in Colombia.
The accident happened on Monday, as the Boeing 727 was flying in from Ecuador.
Authorities say all 92 people on board were killed.
It's been literally an uphill climb for rescue workers, who spent five hours making their way up a steep, brushy mountainside to reach the crash site.
The family of a 14-year old Roanoke girl killed last year is pushing for legislation to ban vans that carry 15 passengers.
They wore buttons with Jessika Lewis' picture, and carried a sign that read, "Ban the Van."
The Virginia Nurses Association has taken up the issue. They support a bill that would require schools and other organizations to use vehicles that meet federal school bus safety standards.
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[IN Q=We don't want anyone else]
((BRIDGETTE HELMS: WE DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE TO ENDURE THIS AND IF WE CAN WORK TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN OF VIRGINIA, BY FOLLOWING THIS RECOMMENDATION FROM THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD, WE WILL FEEL THAT SOMETHING GOOD HAS COME OUT OF SOMETHING SO HORRIBLE.))
((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I'VE LOOKED AT IT, MADE A FIRST PASS AT THIS BILL. I DON'T SEE ANY MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH THE LEGISLATION, BUT I'VE NOT DONE A THOROUGH REVIEW OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Bridgette Helms/Jessika Lewis' Aunt; :00]
[SUPER=07-Gov. Mark Warner; :17]
[OUT Q=not done a thorough review of it.]
The Governor met members of Jessika Lewis' family, but said he's not ready to endorse the legislation yet.
The House Education Committee will consider the measure next week.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans will introduce us to an award winning Blue Grass Band that is playing in Roanoke tonight.
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Patrick adlibs to the tease.
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With the success of the "Oh, Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack, Bluegrass music is more mainstream than ever.
That doesn't come as a surprise to many people around here where Bluegrass has been a musical staple for decades.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Kimberly/Patrick /SMALL STUDIO;]
If you would like to hear some good LIVE bluegrass music, Patrick Evans will tell you where you can see the award winning Mark Newton Band tonight in Roanoke.
[SUPER=01-Mark Newton/Mark Newton Band;]
[SUPER=07-The Mark Newton Band;]
Patrick interviews Newton. Then the band will play a song.
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Patrick tosses to Leo Music should continue.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was up 62 points.
The NASDAQ has gained 8 points.
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In sports, The New England Patriots decide who will be their starting quarterback in Sunday's Super Bowl.
And following sports, we will meet a young man who has a hole in his head...and about everywhere else on his body.
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Roanoke College looked to continue its long history of victories over the Bridgewater Eagles in the ODAC.
After all, the Eagles had lost 6 straight games to Roanoke.
But, little did Roanoke know, Eagles were bringing the pain THIS time.
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Roanoke won the last meeting earlier this month.
But in that game, Bridgewater's Kyle Williford scored a conference record 56 points in a losing cause.
He would create all kinds of problems for the Maroons once again.
Williford hit 12 of his 22 shots from the field and finished with a game high 38 points.
He's averaging 47 points a game this year against Roanoke.
Roanoke's Josh Foster scored a team high 15 points, but as a team Roanoke made just 5 out of 25 three- point attempts.
Bridgewater improves to 15-and-5 on the season.
Roanoke falls to 12 and 8, and just 7 and 6 in the ODAC, as the Eagles win it 80-to-64.
The Patriots announced that Drew Bledsoe will not make a starting debut against the Rams.
Tom Brady will start as quaterback for the New England Patriots in the Superbowl on Sunday.
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Also last night, Marshall Faulk, who grew up in New Orleans and once sold popcorn inside the Superdome, was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player.
He led the NFL in total yards and touchdowns this year.
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[SUPER=01-Marshall Faulk/NFL's Most Valuable Player; :00]
[OUT Q=...WIN IT."]
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They won't be at the Superdome, but Ronde, Tiki and their mom Geraldine Barber WILL be in New Orleans later this week.
Ronde will receive his Associated Press all pro award this Saturday night in the Big Easy.
And Ms. Barber will receive the Woman of Courage Award Saturday afternoon in New Orleans.
This award is given by Grid-iron Glamour, an organization that is connected to the NFL and recognizes women who have overcome great challenges.
Ms. Barber is a cancer survivor.
She celebrated her fifth year of remission last September.
Oprah Winfrey has also been recognized by Grid-iron Glamour.
Just how far would you go to get into the Guinness Book of World Records?
For a teenager from Raleigh, North Carolina-- the answer is, pretty far.
19- year- old Sean Seiver broke the world record earlier this week for receiving the most body piercings in one day.
According to one published report, it took six-and-a-half hours for the piercer to poke 233 holes into Seiver's skin.
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[IN Q=Tell me why]
((Reporter: Tell me why you decided to do this? SEAN SEIVER/WORLD RECORD HOLDER: I HAVE NO IDEA I GOT BORED ONE DAY I JUST WANT TO SEE I CAN DO IT." ))
[SUPER=01-Sean Seiver/World Record Holder;]
[OUT Q=I can do it.]
But Sean and his piercer did more than just break the existing record.
By the end of the day, they surpassed it with 301 total piercings.
FINAL LOOK AT THE WEATHER
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