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Coming up on News 7 at Noon--
A Drug Enforcement agent from Texas is arraigned this morning in the fatal shooting of a Roanoke man.
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And in an Alexandria courtroom, John Walker Lindh pleads innocent to charges he conspired to kill Americans.

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A comfortable winter day across the region as high pressure builds in...I'll have your forecast...



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A federal agent charged with murdering a Roanoke man yesterday says he is NOT guilty.
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D-E-A Agent Timothy Workman stood before a Roanoke judge this morning to plead not guilty.
He's charged with murder and use of a firearm in the slaying of a man outside O'Charley's Restaurant early yesterday morning.
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Marya Jones was at his arraignment this morning.
Marya, are there more details emerging on what happened?
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Yes, Kimberley.
Workman and his newly-appointed attorney said nothing about the details of the case or what his defense would be.


But the prosecutor characterized it as an alcohol-enhanced brawl between an off-duty federal agent and the victim.

In his words, it all came down to testosterone, alcohol and guns.
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(( Timothy Workman, a 31-year old D-E-A agent, stood before a Roanoke judge to plead NOT guilty to murder... in a courtroom FILLED with the victim's family members.
Prosecutors say that yesterday, he shot Keith Bailey three times in the chest after a scuffle in the parking lot ... right after O'Charley's Restaurant closed at 2 a.m.
Workman was apparently leaving the restaurant with a woman who knew Bailey when the two men exchanged words that escalated to gunfire.
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((DON CALDWELL/COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY: I THINK THE EVIDENCE IS GOING TO INDICATE THERE WAS ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION BY ALL PARTIES INVOLVED.))
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Roanoke attorney Tony Anderson was hired to represent Workman. He says it's too soon to discuss his defense.
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((TONY ANDERSON/WORKMAN'S ATTORNEY: MET WITH HIM LAST NIGHT AND AGAIN THIS MORNING AND, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, HE'S PRETTY SHAKEN ABOUT BEING IN JAIL AND BEHIND BARS AND THERE ARE SECURITY ISSUES INVOLVED IN THAT AND WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT, BUT HE'S HOLDING UP OK. ))
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Prosecutors took samples of Workman's blood to test blood alcohol content. The results have not been made available yet.
There IS a rule in the D-E-A that off-duty agents should not drink excessively.
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Workman is still being held without bond in the Roanoke City Jail.
Kimberley?


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Blacksburg police are looking for a bank robber.
Police say a man armed with a gun held up the Wachovia branch on University City Boulevard this morning.
He took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled.
No one was hurt.

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Another day in court for the American Taliban, John Walker Lindh.
This time, he entered a plea of NOT guilty.
Lindh's parents were at the courthouse, and so was the family of slain C-I-A agent Mike Spann.
Teri Okita has more from Alexandria.
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((TRACK: 20-YEAR-OLD JOHN WALKER LINDH, CLEAN SHAVEN AND DRESSED IN A DARK GREEN JUMPSUIT TOLD A FEDERAL JUDGE HE UNDERSTANDS THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM, INCLUDING CONSPIRING TO KILL FELLOW AMERICANS AND TRAINING WITH THE AL QUEDA TERRORIST NETWORK. WHEN ASKED FOR HIS PLEA, LINDH RESPONDED, "NOT GUILTY, SIR".
LINDH'S PARENTS WERE ONCE AGAIN IN THE COURTROOM, WHILE JUST A FEW FEET AWAY SAT THE FAMILY OF MIKE SPANN, THE CIA AGENT WHO INTERVIEWED THE AMERICAN TALIBAN BEFORE BEING KILLED IN A PRISON UPRISING IN AFGHANISTAN.

SOT; SHANNON SPANN/WIDOW OF MIKE SPANN: 9:30:57 this morning he's chosen

to trust in prosperity of US by saying he's not guilty of things he's dedicated his life to.

SOT: GAIL SPANN/MOTHER OF MIKE SPANN: 9:30:42 "


SHANNON SPANN SAYS LINDH SHOULD HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH TREASON, AND SHE WOULD PREFERRED A DEATH SENTENCE.

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STANDUP: TO COME: LIND'S PARENTS TRIED TO APPROACH SPANN'S FAMILY ......) TO, CBS NEWS, ALEXANDRIA, VA. )

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It's back to the bargaining table for United Airlines and its mechanics-
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Last night union mechanics rejected a contract offer that would have given them a 36- percent raise, the highest salary in the industry.
At the same time, it would have required them to give back some of the money to help the struggling airline.
The workers voted to strike next week if they can't get a better agreement.
They haven't had a pay raise since 1994.
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(( BOB AMUNDSEN/UNION SPOKESMAN: WELL WE ARE HOPING TO GO BACK TO THE NEGOTIATION TABLE, NOBODY WANTS A STRIKE. WE ARE HOPING WE CAN GO BACK TO THE TABLE AND ACHIEVE THE THINGS WE BELIEVE ARE IMPORTANT TO OUR MEMBERS. ))
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A walkout could begin next Wednesday unless there's a settlement or congressional action to block it.
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Meanwhile the air is no clearer for Europe's largest airline--
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British Airways has announced it's cutting nearly six thousand more jobs.
That brings the total number of cuts to 13- thousand--nearly a quarter of its workforce-- since the September 11th attacks in the U-S.
The airlines says it's continuing to struggle with a decline in demand for air travel and heavy debts.
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A businessman in Lynchburg will get his chance to start a new maintenance service for airplanes at the city's airport despite concerns about his company's finances.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Paul Marten says he just wants to create jobs in his adopted hometown.
Marten's Britannia Aviation won a bid to lease two empty hangars at the Lynchburg airport and provide maintenance services for the airport's regional carriers.
The problem is Britannia outbid Virginia Aviation, which is partly owned by Lynchburg city council member Stewart Hobbs.
Hobbs' partner was one of several people who questioned whether Britannia had the financial muscle to succeed.
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((JIM LAMPMAN/VIRGINIA AVIATION: WE ARE FINANCIALLY ABLE, WE ARE CERTIFICATED AND WE ARE READY TO MOVE IN AND START DOING BUSINESS.))
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((PAUL MARTEN/BRITANNIA AVIATION: IN THE WORST CASE SCENARIO, IS THE REPAIR STATION FAILS, THE CITY WOULD RETAIN ITS 40-THOUSAND DOLLAR DEPOSIT THAT I WILL PUT UP FRONT, RETAIN THEIR ASSET AND RETAIN OCCUPANCY OF THE FACILITY.))
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But some felt the opposition to the lease was politically motivated and that the city had no right to require Britannia to jump through hoops other companies have avoided.
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((WALTER ERWIN/LYNCHBURG CITY ATTORNEY: WHEN WE HAVE LEASED THIS PARTICULAR BUILDING IN THE PAST, WE HAVE NEVER REQUIRED ANY OF THE COMPANIES WHO HAVE LEASED IT TO PROVIDE BUSINESS PLANS, FINANCIAL CERTIFICATION, ANY OF THOSE THINGS.))
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((BERT DODSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN IN BUSINESS SAY YOU CAN'T DO THIS, YOU MIGHT GO BANKRUPT AND YOU MIGHT HAVE PROBLEMS, THAT IS A PART OF THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM.))
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Council voted 5- to- nothing, with Hobbs abstaining, to accept the bid.
Britannia has six months to get FAA certification and get started.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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The winter weather has been kind to the construction crews working on Lane Stadium. We'll have an update.
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Also Rudy Giuliani crosses the ocean to enjoy a good knight in Great Britain.
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A man who was accused of killing six family members in California has hanged himself in jail.
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The sheriff's department in Sacramento, California, reports that Nikolay Soltys took his own life. The body of the Ukrainian immigrant was found this morning. He'd been accused of killing six family members with a knife. Soltys had been in the jail since his arrest on August 30th, about ten days after authorities say he slashed and stabbed to death his pregnant wife, their three-year-old son, two young cousins and his aunt and uncle.
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Former mayor Rudy Giuliani may have been considered New York City's knight in shining armor after the terrorist attacks.
Now, he's officially an honorary knight of the British Empire.
Mark Phillips has the story.
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Like the old childhood rhyme, Ruddy Giuliani has come to London to visit the Queen. Arriving in style aboard the supersonic Concorde.

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Not being British, the knighthood confered on the former New York mayor today was only an honorary one. You're not supposed to call him 'sir' -- it seems. But that doesn't detract from the esteem with which Rudy Giuliani is held here as well.
BUT IN BROOKLYN IF I STARTED CALLING MYSELF SIR RUDY THEY'D SAY "EH, KNOCK THAT OFF OR WE' LL KNOCK IT OFF YOU".
He says he took his inspiration for his leadership after the nine-eleven attacks from the pluck the British showed when they were being bombed during the Second World War Blitz and from Winston Churchill's -- never, never, never give up attitude.
GUILIANI NEW YORKERS CAN ADD THE FACT THAT ONE OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUT THIEM IS THE FACT THAT THEY ARE SEEN AS VERY BRAVE, VERY DECENT AND VERY PATRIOTIC PEOPLE AND THIS RECOGNITION THAT I RECEIVE ISN'T FOR ME, IT'S FOR THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK CITY.
New York's police and fire chiefs were honored as well with lesser but still significant titles.
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The state budget problems could mean an education at state colleges and universities will cost more.
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Governor Warner wants to lift the proposed 5-percent cap on tuition raises. He says Virginia's budget shortfall is worse than expected. Virginia Tech spokesman Larry Hincker says the change gives schools more flexibility to help meet required budget reductions. He says Tech will look at various factors before making a decision.
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((LARRY HINCKER/TECH SPOKESMAN; THE SIZE OF YOUR BUDGET REDUCTIONS THE CUTS THAT YOU HAVE TO MAKE AND THEN AT THE SAME TIME YOU ALSO WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE IMPACT ON STUDENTS, HOW MUCH CAN WE RAISE TUITION AND STILL KEEP IT AFFORDABLE.)) ((BRYAN MYERS/RADFORD STUDENT; THERE'S A LOT OF STUDENTS HERE THAT ARE PAYING THERE OWN WAY A LOT OF STUDENTS THAT DO RELY HEAVILY ON FINANCIAL AID AND THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH IT IS THAT THEY'RE RAISING TUITION BUT THEY'RE ALSO CUTTING THE NUMBER OF FINANCIAL AID BIDS.))
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The news has been better for Virginia Tech football fans.
The mild weather this winter has been a blessing for the workers adding 11 thousand seats in the south end zone of Lane Stadium.
With season tickets selling out each of the past three years, the addition can't be finished soon enough.
Mike Stevens has more.
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((DAVID EVERETT:)) ((Those amenities will be large in number in the new Club seating section. It will be located under the upper deck and include chairback seats and much, much more. ((DAVID EVERETT:)) The Tech Athletic Fund which boasts of a donor base of 12 thousand took on the daunting task of raising $15 million dollars for this project. Surprisingly, they have managed to approach that number even with the fallout from September 11th ((TERRY BOLT:)) ((JOHN MOODY:)) Nothing can generate giving quicker than excitement. And in Blacksburg nothing creates electricity more than the name "Vick." Inside the Merryman Center, the hallway leading to offices and meeting rooms has been adorned with portrait. The proposed Michael Vick hall comes as way of saying thanks for to Michael for a generous pledge to the football program.))
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The south endzone project will cost $36 million.
The west side renovation will cost $45 million once it's approved by the board of visitors.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Leo Hirshbrunner will have our detailed forecast,
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and we'll meet the best of the best from the Westminster Dog Show.
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A "Spice Girl" has walked away the winner at this year's Westminster Dog Show.
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A miniature black poodle named "Surrey Spice Girl" pranced off with top honors.
The three- year- old is the first of its breed to win "Best in Show" since its inception in 19-59.
There were more than 25- hundred entries this year, featuring 159 different breeds.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will see how Afghanistan is preparing to re-enter the Olympics,
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And ... the Express comes home and gets a beating - but not like you'd expect...We'll have details next.
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While the Winter Olympics are playing out in the U-S, there's one country that's being forced to sit on the sidelines.
Because of the Taliban, the International Olympic Committee barred Afghanistan from competing.
But now that the ban may be lifted, Drew Levinson reports some Afghan athletes are hoping to compete in 2004.
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(LOCATOR: KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN)


If you look closely through the clutter you can see it. Half a world and light years away from Salt Lake City sits Afghanistans tiny Olympic Office.

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)

AFGHANISTAN IS THE ONLY COUNTRY BARRED FROM COMPETING IN THE OLYMPICS. THE TALIBAN AND ITS TREATMENT OF WOMEN IS TO BLAME FOR THAT. BUT NOW THAT THE TALIBAN IS GONEAFGHANIS ARE DREAMING OF THE 2004 SUMMER GAMES.

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With their fans taking in almost every kickAfghanistans top soccer players practice daily. 22-year old Mohamad Kasam a member of his national team-- yearns for his chance to play on the world stage.

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IT IS MY ONLY WISH, MY ONLY WISH. I HAVE BEEN PRACTICING FOR 10 YEARS TO BE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES.
These players arent accustomed to uniforms. The Taliban prohibited shortsplayers were forced to don their traditional long Islamic clothing. And they couldnt play after morning prayers. If they were caught breaking the rules they were thrown in jail for days.
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These boxers also want to represent their country. Most are not properly prepared. Even before the Taliban 17 years of war didnt allow much time for training. Still those like 21-year old Shair Ahmad are confident they can compete.

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I AM READY FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES AND I PRACTICE ALL THE TIME.
In 1996 Afghanistan sent a boxer and a marathon runner to the Olympics. The boxer defected and the runner recorded the slowest mens marathon ever. Its not the mark the Afghanis wanted to make in the Olympicsbut at least they WERE in the Olympics. Thats their goal now....to get back to the games and play with the rest of the world. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Kandahar. ))

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There's no place like home - that's what they say-
But the Roanoke Express returned home to the Roundhouse and got a not- so- friendly welcome ...
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Here's what happens when you're the ECHL player of the week.
Tim Verbeek didn't get any respect from the Greensboro players last night, as they try to throw him through the glass. Verbeek will skate out and run into Rob Sandrock.
But then goalie Fredric Henry hits him with his stick in the back. Verbeek knows how to stop that.
He scores his fourth goal in the last two games to open things up.
Roanoke takes one to nothing lead in the first period. Daniel Berthiaume would then hold off the Generals' charge with two big saves tight in the crease. But you can't stop stuff like this quick pass from Jeff Zehr to Sal Man-ganaro.
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