Up next on News 7--
A Texas man is arrested for murder after an overnight shooting outside a Roanoke restaurant.
And U-S authorities, already on high alert, are asked to be even MORE so after a new terrorist warning from the F-B-I.
Temperatures continue to rise across the region under a mostly sunny sky....I'll have your forecast....
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An agent of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration is in jail on murder charges after an early morning shooting at a Roanoke restaurant.
It happened just after 2 this morning outside O'Charley's Restaurant near Valley View Mall.
Police say two men got into a scuffle in the parking lot as they left the restaurant.
41-year-old Keith Edward Bailey of Northwest Roanoke was shot several times in the chest.
He died at the scene.
Police arrested 31-year-old Timothy Workman of Mission, Texas.
He's charged with murder and use of a firearm.
The two men apparently did not know each other.
Workman is assigned to the DEA office in McAllen, Texas, and was on temporary assignment in Roanoke.
American are getting nervous again after another terror alert from the F-B-I.
Jim Acosta has more on that, from Washington.
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The FBI is urging all U.S. law enforcement agencies to "stop and detain"
the suspects in this latest alert -- warning they "should be considered
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This morning New York evacuated its massive Port Authority bus terminal
after police discovered a suspicious package -- which later turned out
to be harmless.
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And in Salt Lake City -- where the Olympics is already under a hightened
alert -- investigators are on the look-out -- even though the games are
not specifically mentioned in the warning.
SOT: Craig Phillippe/ FBI, Salt Lake City
"We're asking the people in SLC, of course, to be especially vigilant
as we're asking everyone in the nation to be vigilant with this warning.
And like the past warnings, the public is one of our greatest assets.
Their eyes and ears are out there and we really rely on them." (:13)
The FBI believes this man -- Fawaz Yahha al-Rabeei -- and more than a
dozen men may be plotting a terrorist attack on the U-S or against
American interests in Yemen as soon as today.
Yemen is where authorities believe Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network
attacked the USS Cole nearly two years ago -- killing 17 sailors.
Investigators don't know whether al-Rabeei is in the U-S -- nor do they
know his intended target.
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But the FBI believes the information is credible -- basing it on
intelligence gathered from war detainees in Cuba and in Afghanistan.
In past alerts -- law enforcement agencies complained they were first
hearing the government warnings from the media instead of from the FBI.
This latest alert was carefully orchestrated so police across the
country were well aware of this new threat before it was made public.
Jim Acosta CBS News Washington.
An Iranian airliner carrying 117 people has crashed into a mountain while trying to land.
A government official says everyone on board was killed.
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So far, rescue crews have not been able to reach the crash site in Iran's snowy western mountains.
The flight left Tehran this morning, and crashed about 15 miles west of its destination.
Authorities say four government officials and at least two foreigners were among those killed.
Sources say cloudy weather may have contributed to the crash.
The fate of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl is still unknown.
But the chief suspect in his kidnapping is now behind bars in Pakistan.
Gretchen Carlson has the latest.
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THE ALLEGED MASTERMIND BEHIND THE KIDNAPPING OF WALL STREET JOURNAL
REPORTER DANIEL PEARL HAS TOLD PAKISTANI AUTHORITES THAT THE MISSING
REPORTER IS ALIVE AND IN KARACHI. SHEIK OMAR SAEED, AN ALLEDGED
TERRORIST, WAS ARRESTED EARLY TUESDAY IN THE CITY OF LAHORE AND IS
CURRENTLY BEING INTERROGATED.
THE U-S STATE DEPARTMENT HAS NOT YET CONFIRMED THIS NEW INFORMATION.
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IN KARACHI, THREE ADDITIONAL SUSPECTS IN THE PEARL KIDNAPPING WERE
PARADED INTO COURT UNDER HEAVY SECURITY. THEIR LAWYER SAYS THE MEN ARE
CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING FOR RANSOM, ACCUSED OF E-MAILING PHOTOS OF PEARL
TO VARIOUS NEWSPAPERS ANNOUNCING HIS ABDUCTION.
PEARL HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE JANUARY 23, KIDNAPPED POLICE BELIEVE, BY A
RING HEADED BY SAEED. BUT WITH THE ALLEGED MASTERMIND NOW IS
CUSTODY...POLICE HOPE THEY ARE A GIANT STEP CLOSER TO FINDING DANNY
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ALL THIS IS JUST ONE DAY BEFORE PAKISTAN'S PRESIDENT IS TO MEET
PRESIDENT BUSH IN WASHINGTON. PRESIDENT MUSHARRAF IS SEEKING ADDITIONAL
U-S AID TO HELP FIGHT TERRORISM.
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The former C-E-O for Enron will not talk to a Senate Commerce Committee.
Kenneth Lay told the Senators, he'd invoke his Fifth amendment rights not to incriminate himself.
Lay says he wants to answer, and is ''deeply troubled'' about asserting those rights.
He says it may appear to some that he has something to hide, but he's doing so on the advice of his attorney.
In a brief statement, Lay said he has a profound sadness about what 's happened to Enron, its employees, and its shareholders.
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The war crimes trial for former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic is set to begin. We'll have the details after this break,
Also family members who lost loved ones during the attack of the U-S-S Cole are taking Osama Bin Laden to court.
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A landmark war crimes trial opens for former Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milosevic.
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The former leader refuses to be represented by an attorney, and listened quietly to opening statements.
The biggest challenge for prosecutors is proving that Milosevic either planned, or had prior knowledge of the crimes committed during the wars in the former Yugoslavia.
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Milosevic isn't expected to speak until tomorrow, when he'll likely argue that the trial is unfair.
If convicted, he could be sentenced to life behind bars.
Family members and survivors of the attack on the U-S-S Cole are planning a lawsuit against Osama bin Laden.
This past weekend, 17 U-S-S Cole families gathered in Richmond to remember what happened and
explain that they too have suffered, along with the victims of the 9-11 attacks.
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((LOU GUNN/ SON DIED IN USS COLE ATTACK; LOVED ONES DIED DEFENDING COUNTRY. THEY WERE MURDERED.))
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One of the three attorneys hired for this case is Jim Cooper Hill, who recently won a 19-million dollar judgment against Iraq.
The latest Virginia budget numbers paint a bleak picture.
State spending is expected to exceed revenue by three- point- eight billion dollars over the next two and a half years.
Joe Dashiell reports several hundred lay-offs are now imminent.
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((The books closed on Saturday, and the numbers were not good.
Christmas sales flat. January Revenues down more than nine percent, and tax pre-payments off more than 20 percent.
After briefing lawmakers Warner told reporters that he's cutting revenue estimates by 616 million dollars over the next 29 months.
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((WHEN I SUBMITTED OUR BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS AND AMMENDMENTS IN EARLY JANUARY WE SAW THE POTENTIAL FOR THIS TREND COMING, AND PRUDENTLY I BELIEVE SET ASIDE 100-MILLION DOLLARS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2002, FISCAL YEARS 2003 AND FISCAL YEAR 2004 TO ANTICIPATE THESE SHORTFALLS. WHILE I THINK THAT WAS A PRUDENT EFFORT, CLEARLY IT WAS NOT ENOUGH.))
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State agencies have submitted preliminary budget reduction plans... and Warner says that could mean the elimination of 2100 positions... perhaps 700 lay-offs.
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((I RENEWED MY APPEAL TO THE LEADERSHIP OF THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE THAT WE WORK IN A BIPARTISAN WAY TOG ET THIS MOST CHALLENGING AND DAUNTING TASK OF SOLVING THE BUDGET THE MOST CRITICAL ISSUE WE FACE THIS YEAR, TO KEEP THAT AT THE FOREFRONT OF OUR DISCUSSIONS.))
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The House Appropriations Committee has voted down the statewide sales tax referendum for public education.
But Warner says he is still talking with lawmakers, and says there are chapters still to be written on that.
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The plan to add truck lanes to Interstate 81 got a boost last night in the House of Delegates.
The House gave preliminary approval to allow tolls on the interstate to pay for the new construction.
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A private consortium proposed the project as a way to speed up interstate improvements at a time when the state is strapped for money.
Trucks would pay a toll to finance construction of the new truck lanes.
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The bill should face a final vote in the House tomorrow.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
today is an eagerly awaited day in Hollywood as the nominations are announced for this year's Academy Awards.
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The Academy Award nominations are announced in Hollywood.
As Chris Lawrence reports, the star- studded list includes some surprises.
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By box office standards, Hollywood shined brighter than ever this year.
And a some blockbusters will fight it out for Best Picture.
The Academy selected A Beautiful Mind, Gosford Park, In the Bedroom, The
Lord of the Rings and Moulin Rouge.
Mind also got a Supporting Actress nomination for Jennifer Connelly
and Director for Ron Howard.
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Im as proud of this movie as anything Ive ever done in my life. And I
really want people to see it.
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The film also gives last years winner a chance to repeat. Russell Crowe
is nominated for Best Actor, along with Sean Penn, Will Smith, Denzel
Washington and Tom Wilkinson.
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I am out of my head right now. Im just so happy and so thrilled.
And well she should be. Halle Berry wowed the critics in Monsters Ball,
and picked up her first Best Actress nomination, along with Judi Dench,
Nicole Kidman, Sissy Spacek and Renee Zellwegger, a big surprise for her
role in Bridget Jones Diary.
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But for sheer numbers, Lord of the Rings is king of the hill. The film
received 13 nominations, far more than closest competitors Moulin Rouge
and A Beautiful Mind.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has dropped 46 points. The NASDAQ has lost 20.
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An innovator in motorsports says he is suing NASCAR for millions of dollars. We'll have details next.
AND...He's attended all of UVA's games for the past ten years, and has advised the coaches and players many times. BUT - he's not a coach- he's a fan.
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NASCAR is facing a multimillion dollar lawsuit.
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Bill Simpson, the founder of Simpson Racing Products is set to file the suit against NASCAR today. It claims defamation of character, defamation by implication and reckless disregard for the truth.
After Dale Earnhardt's death NASCAR said a broken seat belt was at fault.
Simpson says this isn't about money, but rather integrity and the truth.
The UVA women are gaining confidence, following their latest win against Georgia Tech.
Now they want to extend coach Ryan's streak of consecutive NCAA appearances.
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The Virginia women found themselves down by 10 points at halftime, but that's when they picked up the tempo in more ways than one.
Anna Prillaman, the sophomore from Midlothian was the star last night.
She poured on the offense, with a three point barrage.
Prillaman finished with 22 points and six three pointers.
UVa scores 53 points in the second half to win it 85-to-79.
In one other note from UVa - Travis Watson has been named the ACC's player of the week after averaging 25 points and 11 rebounds in two game.
The Virginia Cav's back to back losses have dropped them to 15th in the new associated press Top 25 --BUT Sunday they broke their four game losing streak-
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and tonight they will face North Carolina.
The game tips-off at eight o'clock.
You can see it all right here on Your Hometown Station.
Meanwhile, as you're watching the game - you may want to look out for one of UVA's number one fans -
Steve Mason tells us why.
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((There are the wild Wahoos and then there is Frank Davidson. This mild mannered middle aged Hampden Sydney graduate has been a UVa season ticket holder for the past 22 years.
For the past 10 years, he's occupied the visiting team's side, corner front row seat of U-Hall. he's gotten quite comfortable...with his seat and the refs.
Frank says, the refs talk to him so frequently because he never cusses at them, even though his passion for the Cavaliers gets the best of him sometimes.
A fan got out of his front row seat and started yelling at ACC ref Duke Edsall. Edsall was ready to throw the kid out of the arena, that's when Big Frank went to work.
The kid stayed and at game's end, thanked his mentor.
Davidson is especially fond of one ref who, at the end of one game a few years back, gave Frank his whistle which Davidson gave to his son. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))
The Roanoke Express is on a roll - they have won four games straight and tonight they will host Greensboro at the Roundhouse.
But Travis Smith will not be on the ice for this one.
Smith broke his hand in Saturday night's win in Reading, when his left hand crashed into the plexi-glass during a fight.
He'll be out at least a month.
Yesterday he was placed on the 30 day injured reserve list.
Also yesterday, Tim Verbeek, who had a hat trick in that Reading win, is the E-C-H-L player of the week.
Fans can get their first look at Verbeek in action this week - as Roanoke has three home games.
And finally today--
Tokyo received an early Valentine's Day present from some male ballet dancers.
They donned fluffy, white tutus and held a street performance to raise money for the victims of the September 11th attacks.
The four members of New York- based dance troupe entertained shoppers with their performance.
They came to Japan to thank fans for sending E-mails and letters of support after the terrorist attacks-- AND to encourage them to come out for a visit.
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((ROBERT CARTER/DANCER:"WE ARE TRYING TO ENCOURAGE THE JAPANESE PEOPLE -- FANS,
SUPPORTERS AND FRIENDS -- TO COME TO NEW YORK AND ENJOY NOT JUST OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY BUT OUR BEAUTIFUL CITY .))
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The dancers did take a break from all the pirouettes to hand out Valentine's Day candy...
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