Coming up on News 7-
A grim discovery in Georgia-- where investigators find more than a hundred decomposing corpses.
In Blacksburg-- ground is broken for Virginia's newest medical school.
And, one year after the death of the Intimidator-- Dale Earnhardt Junior gets ready for Daytona.
News 7 is next.
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((OUR COLLEAGUES HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS, NEVER HOPE TO SEE ANYTHING LIKE THIS, VERY DISTURBING.))
[OUTQ= very distrubring.]
Criminal charges are filed after scores of decomposing bodies are found behind a crematory.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
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By mid-afternoon, investigators had found more than one- hundred decomposing bodies.
The corpses were found stacked in a storage shed and scattered on a ten acre site around a crematory in rural Georgia.
Jennifer Bolin reports-- investigators expect the body count to climb.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Wilson/Walker Co. Sheriff; :00]
[SUPER=03-Walker Co., GA; :18]
[SUPER=01-Tim Mason/Father's Body Found; :55]
[SUPER=01-Charles Cornwell/Neighbor; 1:10]
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The son of the crematory's founder has been taken into custody.
He told investigators his crematory's incinerator was broken.
Some corpses had been there for days, other had been there for years.
An arrest has been made in a Danville murder case.
Authorities have charged Florence Virginia Jones-(VYE)Via with second degree murder.
Police were called to a disturbance on Clement Avenue last night where they found 46- year- old Bruce Hairston sitting in a chair with a stab wound to the chest.
Hairston, of Madison- North Carolina, was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center where he later died.
There's a critical need in our area for one type of medicine.
Now, a new medical school in Blacksburg hopes to solve that problem.
Justin McLeod tells us how.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of groundbreaking]
[SUPER=01-Dixie Tooke-Rawlins/V.P. & Dean of Academic Affairs; :06]
[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/Virginia Tech President; :31 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=03-Lewisburg, WV/August; :36]
[SUPER=01-Bill Anderson/Board Member; 1:18]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Blacksburg]
((((NAT SOUND OF GROUNDBREAKING))
Construction on the new school of Osteopathic Medicine is officially underway.
[IN Q=Because we are new]
((DIXIE TOOKE-RAWLINS/V.P. AND DEAN OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS: BECAUSE WE ARE NEW WE REALLY HAVE WHAT WE CALL MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY.))
[OUT Q=21st Century]
That education will be taught at the new Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The 20 million dollar facility will be located in Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center.
And although the school will be separate from Tech, the university will still play a big role.
[IN Q=We have an agreement]
((CHARLES STEGER/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT: WE HAVE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SCHOOL THAT THEY WILL PROVIDE FUNDING AND IN EXCHANGE SOME OF OUR FACULTY WILL TEACH A SERIES OF THE INTRODUCTORY COURSES.))
[OUT Q=introductory courses]
There are only 19 osteopathic colleges in the country.
A similar school is located in the Greenbrier Valley.
Students who graduate practice internal medicine just like medical doctors.
But they can also perform spinal manipulations like chiropractors.
[IN Q=The school will help]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE SCHOOL WILL HELP TRAIN DOCTORS FOR UNDERSERVED RURAL AREAS. HERE IN SOUTWEST VIRGINIA, IT IS ESTIMATED THE NUMBER OF DOCTORS RETIRING WILL REACH NEARLY THIRTY PERCENT IN THE NEXT DECADE. THAT IS PRETTY HIGH WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS JUST THIRTEEN PERCENT.))
[OUT Q=thirteen percent]
((QUICK NAT SOUND FROM PODIUM))
Administrators believe this medical college will meet a critical need for generations.
After all, the students themselves will most likely come from those rural areas.
[IN Q=I don't think anyone]
((BILL ANDERSON/BOARD MEMBER: I DON'T THINK ANYONE WOULD ARGUE WITH THE FACT A PERSON MOST LIKELY IS TO PRACTICE IN THE AREA WHERE THEY HAVE FAMILY, WHERE THEY HAVE FRIENDS, WHERE THEY HAVE RELATIVES, WHERE THEY HAVE GROWN UP. THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO GO BACK AND PRACTICE THERE THEN SOME REMOTE AREA.))
[OUT Q=remote area]
The school plans to open in August of 2003 with a class of 150 students.
The school will start taking applications this July.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Blacksburg.))[Burning-Ban]
A statewide burning ban is now officially in effect.
You can no longer burn before 4 P.M. within 300 feet of a woodland, brushland, or fields containing dry grass.
The burning law is enforced every year from now until the end of April.
Virginia's Department of Forestry says the law works because the leading cause of fires continues to be debris burning.
Right now, the ground is so dry, it would take more than four inches of rain just to saturate the top soil.
After layoffs at MeadWestvaco's Covington Mill, company officials say there should be no more job losses related to last week's merger.
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53 jobs at the Covington research center are being cut as a part of the re-organization.
The mill's research center is being closed, while facilities in Ohio and Maryland are being expanded.
Officials say the laid off workers could find jobs at those centers, and stay within the company.
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[IN Q=The organization is still...]
((TOM JEWELL/MEADWESTVACO SPOKESMAN; THE ORGANIZATION IS STILL BEING FLESHED OUT. WHAT WE EXPECT FOR THE EMPLOYEES THAT ARE HERE WITH RESEARCH IS THAT BY THE END OF MARCH THEY WILL KNOW WHAT THEIR JOB OPPORTUNITIES ARE OR HOW LONG THEIR JOBS WILL LAST. THE PLAN RIGHT NOW IS THAT THE FACILITY WOULD BE SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY BY JULY.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Jewell/MeadWestvaco Spokesman;]
[OUT Q=shut down completely by July.]
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(MEED-westvaco) MeadWestvaco's Covington mill also announced last week it was cutting 100 jobs there through retirement and a hiring freeze.
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President Bush is headed to Asia for a week long trip.
But earlier today he stopped in Alaska to give troops a preview of what's he going to tell leaders overseas about the war on terrorism.
Aleen Sirgany reports.
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[SUPER=03-Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK; :00]
[SUPER=03-Kabul, Afghanistan; :50]
[SUPER=01-Maj. Alex Dick/ISAF Spokesman; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirghany/CBS News; 1:18]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]
((During a refueling stop.. on his way to Asia, President Bush was given a rousing welcome by troops at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska.
During a passionate speech the President said the world needs to understand the U-S won't rest until terrorists are defeated.
16:31:22 (SOT-PRESIDENT BUSH) "we long for peace, but we understand that the terrorists must be brought to justice in o
rder to achieve that peace"
TRACK: One of those alleged terrorists is now thought to still be in Afghanistan.
A top Afghan official says former Taliban leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, is believed to be holed up in the remote and rugged mountains of central Afghanistan.
Apparently winter weather and bad communications are making it difficult to pinpoint his location.
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(FONT: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN)
In the capitol of Kabul British peacekeepers found themselves in a very unpeaceful situation on Saturday.
Gunmen opened fire on their observation post... the troops fired back.
The soldiers are O-K... but one man was killed.
(SOT-MAJOR ALEX DICK, ISAF SPOKESMAN) "they found a car that had been hit by gunfire, appeared to have been hit by gunf
ire and near to that car, in a house, they came across four wounded people and
one dead person."
It is not known if that person was one of the gunmen.But this shooting, along with the murder of a government minister on Thursday and the near riot outside a soccer match in Kabul has people
wondering if Afghanistan's interim government can handle this apparent resurgence of lawlessness.
AS, CBS News Washington.
Ahead on a NEWS 7 at eleven...
First a knight, and now Mayor of the World... Rudy Giuliani receives more worldwide praise.
and there's a controversy brewing on college campuses, should parents at home know what their kids are doing while away at school?
A recent lawsuit is making for an interesting debate on college campuses across the country.
It centers around parental notification.
Colleges nationwide are having to balance a student's privacy rights against parents desire to know if their child is in trouble.
The policy at Virginia Tech is to notify parents only if their child is in imminent danger or has several drug or alcohol infractions.
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[SOT 20:55:48; 20:57:05]
[IN Q=I think it's a fine idea]
((KELLY HANNA/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT: I THINK IT'S A FINE IDEA BECAUSE I THINK THAT EVERYONE NEEDS A LITTLE HELP SOMETIMES AND IF I WAS HAVING PROBLEMS IN MY LIFE I THINK I WOULD WANT MY PARENTS TO BE INVOLVED.))
((TYLER HENNESSEY/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT: I'M AN ADULT BASICALLY. I'M 18. I AM MAKING MY OWN DECISIONS. I'M AWAY FROM HOME SO I THINK ITS MY CONCERNS, NOT MY PARENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Kelly Hanna/Virginia Tech Student; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tyler Hennessey/Virginia Tech Student; :09]
[OUT Q=not my parents]
A Virginia Tech Spokesperson says the university uses its policy several times a week to notify parents, mainly for drug and alcohol violations.
M.I.T is currently being sued by parents who say they should have been warned of their daughter's worsening mental health before she committed suicide in 2000.
First Knighthood and now Mayor of the World...
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been showered with European honors.
Today he was presented the German Media Prize for his leadership after September eleventh...
And called "the mayor of the world" by Germany's interior minister.
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[IN Q=This is a wonderful]
((RUDY GIULIANI/FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR: THIS IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO SAY THANK YOU AND OFFER MY EXPRESSIONS OF TREMENDOUS APPRECIATION TO THE PEOPLE OF GERMANY FOR THE ENORMOUS SUPPORT THEY SHOWED US AT A TIME OF TREMENDOUS ANGUISH FOR THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK AND AMERICA. SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH WAS THE WORST DAY OF OUR HISTORY.))
[SUPER=01-Rudy Giuliani/Former New York Mayor]
[OUT Q=worst day of our history]
During his acceptance speech Giuliani talked about religious tolerance and the need for political and economic freedom.
Last Wednesday he was made an honorary knight by Queen Elizabeth the second.
New board members have been appointed to the D-Day Memorial Foundation in Bedford, but will they bring new outlooks?
After revealing it was millions in debt, the foundation said it would look for new board members with strong financial backgrounds.
But the new board, announced yesterday, looks much like the old board.
Most are military veterans living less than 50- miles from the memorial.
One exception is Charles Pryor Junior.
Pryor spent most of his career with B-and-W Nuclear Technologies
in Lynchburg, but he has worked to develop business relationships
between the United States and France.
Still to come on News 7 at 11, things are revving up in Florida, as NASCAR is waving the green flag on the 2002 season at Daytona. Roy Stanley will have more...
but before that, some local advertisers are trying to sell you on an exhibit showcasing their work. Stay with us...
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[Web Address Announce]
A new exhibit brings a whole new meaning to the phrase truth in advertising.
On display in Roanoke is the work of area advertisers.
The exhibit showcases artists, writers, and designers in the advertising industry.
Organizers say the show gives the community a chance to meet the artists whose work they see locally on television, hear on the radio, or read in the newspaper everyday.
You can view the work Monday through Saturday at the Jefferson Center until March 3rd.
He is the first and only american to medal in the mens snowboarding parallel giant slalom.
But Chris (KLOOG) Klug has more to be thankful for than a bronze medal ... he also has a new liver.
Jennifer Miller has the story on the first transplant patient to compete in the winter games.
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[SUPER=01-Chris Klug/Olympic Snowboarder; :23]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News; :55]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Salt Lake City.]
SOME OLYMPIANS LIVE FOR THEIR SPORT ... SNOWBOARDER CHRIS KLUG LIVES
BEAUSE OF IT.
"It's a miracle, it's a very special Olympics for me."
ABOUT NINE YEARS AGO ... IN A ROUTINE PHYSICAL LEADING UP TO
SNOWBOARDING SEASON, LAB TESTS SHOWED PROBLEMS WITH KLUG'S BLOOD.
DOCTORS DIAGNOSED HIM WITH PRIMARY SCHLEROSING CHOLANGITIS (OR PSC) AND
TOLD HIM HE WOULD EVENTUALLY NEED A LIVER TRANSPLANT.
7:50:31 - :42
"Yeah right .... 50 years down the road .. I feel like a million bucks
and winning World Cup Snowboard races and feeling great, this isn't
something I'm going to deal with in the next few years."
KLUG KEPT FIT AND WATCHED HIS DIET, BUT THE SAME LIVER DISEASE THAT
KILLED FOOTBALL GREAT WALTER PAYTON, WAS TAKING ITS TOLL ON KLUG.
AND LAST SUMMER HE RECEIVED A DONATED LIVER.
7:52:54 - 53:02
"Somebody shared the gift of life with me and a donor family chose to
make that decision and share that life with me and give me a second
.... A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE ... AND THE OLYMPICS.
IN 1998, KLUG CAME IN SIXTH IN SNOWBOARDING'S GIANT SLALOM .... THIS
TIME HE WON THE BRONZE.
NEW TAPE 10:03:39
"It was neat, doing it here on my home turf with all my friends, family,
the home crowd it was great."
BUT KLUG KNOWS THERE IS MORE TO LIFE THAN SNOWBOARDING. AND HE REMEMBERS
WHEN LIFE WAS NOT ABOUT WINNING A MEDAL, BUT GETTING A NEW LIVER.
10:04:10 - :18
"I knew the statistics, 16 people a day were dying on the transplant
list and they continue to today and I thought I was going to be one of
those 16, it was a very scary time.."
SO KLUG ADVOCATES ORGAN DONATION ... SAYING IT SAVES LIVES AND ALLOWS
PEOPLE TO FOLLOW THEIR DREAMS ... DREAMS KLUG FEARED HE'D NEVER HAVE THE
CHANCE TO FULFILL.
JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, SALT LAKE CITY.))
The Roanoke Express and Greensboro Generals skated at the Roundhouse last night.
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A good crowd showed up for Pack the Roundhouse night.
Mike Peron passes to Pete Gardner who slaps it once it comes back and he sends it home and Roanoke led 1 to nothing in the first.
Peron again this time he gets it to Duncan Dalmao who fires the slap shot for the score and Roanoke led 2 to nothing.
Then Rick Kowalsky picks up the puck and takes it from the blue line and beats the General goalie for the score and Roanoke wins it 4 to 2.
After losing twice to Bridgewater in the regular season, Roanoke College advances to the ODAC Semi Finals with a 67 to 60 win over the Eagles.
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The Maroons warming up on the floor of the Salem Civic Center.
Roanoke's Jason Graffam throws down the three pointer and the Maroons took a 2 point lead.
Bridgewater's C. W. Durrette hits the jump shot but the Maroons upped that lead to 16 to 9.
Mikal Townsend passes the ball to Josh Foster who take is inside and scores off the glass for the Maroons.
The Eagles answer David Downs hits Brett Childers who hits the layup and Roanoke goes on to win it 67 to 60.
The Maroons will face Randolph Macon in the Semi Finals at 2 today. The Yellow Jackets routed Washington and lee 69 to 37.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Yellow Jackets vs Generals; :]
Yellow Jacket head coach Mike Rhoades talking to his team during a time out.
Macon's Justin Moyer passes to Kurt Bergman who hits the layup the Jackets led 48 to 31.
The Generals answered Scott Hetterman hits Michael Stuart who hits the three pointer cutting the lead to 54 to 36 Macon.
[SUPER=33-Randolph-Macon/69/Washington & Lee/37/; :]
Macon's Justin Moyer then hits the three pointer from the corner and the Yellow Jackers win it 69 to 37.
Emory and Henry advances coming from behind to beat Virginia Wesleyan 79 to 77.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Tigers vs Guilford; :]
Tony Shaver talking to his Hampden-Sydney Tigers before the tipoff.
David Wilson turns around and nails the jumper and the Tigers tied the game early in the first half.
Guilford answers the call Brad Woolley takes it inside and knocks it down as Guilford fights back.
The Tigers then go to Lane Brooks he passes to Nat McKeag who hits the three pointer and the Tigers go on to win it 57 to 55.
Virginia Tech fell behind in the second half and the Red Storm of St. John's beats the Hokies by 10.
[SUPER=03-Jamaica, NY/Red Storm vs Hokies; :]
The team gathers around head coach Ricky Stokes during a break.
St. John's gets it to Donald Emanuel he hits the three for a 7 point Red Storm lead.
Tech's Terry Taylor pulls down this offensive rebound and puts it back in as the Hokies cut it to 5.
But Marcus Hatten found the range from three point land and the Red Storm up the lead to 8.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/63/St. John's/73/; :]
The Hokies trailed at the half Carlos Dixon knocking down the three but St. John's goes on to win it 73 to 63.
Arizona State upsets 2-th ranked U-C-L-A and Georgia knocks off 10th ranked Kentucky in the S-E-C.
[SUPER=03-Starkeville, MS/JP SPORTS; :]
Mississippi hosted 6-th ranked Florida in an S-E-C game this afternoon.
Aaron Harper scored a game high 18 points as the Rebels upset sixth ranked Florida.
For that and all of the scores here's the boards.
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[SUPER=0098-/Va. Wesleyan/77/j/Emory & Henry/79///j/Hamp.-Sydney/57//Guilford/55///;]
[SUPER=0098-/Virginia Tech/63/j/St. John's/73///j/Oklahoma#4/73//Kansas St./62///;]
[SUPER=0098-/Elon/60/j/Radford/81////Liberty/98/j/High Point/99//2 Overtimes/;]
[SUPER=0098-j/N.C. Wesleyan/88//Ferrum/72////Hofstra/57/j/William & Mary/61///;]
[SUPER=0098-j/S. Carolina St./73//Hampton/87////VMI/71/j/UNC-Greensboro/74///;]
[SUPER=0098-/JMU/68/j/ODU/73///j/Georgia Tech/60//St. Louis/40///;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Pittsburgh#14/85//West Virginia/75///j/Oklahoma St.#16/71//Texas A&M/66///;]
[SUPER=0098-/UCLA#20/68/j/Arizona St./69///j/Ohio St.#23/72//Iowa/66///;]
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The Daytona 500 is set to roll at Noon today, and there will be no sidestepping the fact that for the first time in 23 years - Dale Earnhardt will not be in the 500 field.
His son Dale Junior starts 5th, and he says in a strange sort of way he feels closer to his dad at Daytona than he does anywhere else on earth.
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[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Starts 5th in Daytona 500; :00]
[OUT Q=...AND CHAMPIONSHIPS."]
Little E warmed up for the 500 yesterday driving a car with his dad's number 3 on board Earnhardt junior wins the GNC Living Well 300.
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/TNT SPORTS; :]
A crash near the end of the race set up an exciting finish. On the re-start with 14 laps to go Junior put the pedal to the medal holding off his Winston Cup Temmate Michael Waltrip.
It's Little E's first win at Daytona in a busch race.
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[IN Q="This is...]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./GNC Live Well 300 Winner; :]
[OUT Q=....in victory lane."]
Michael Waltrip was second, Matt Kenseth third and Jason Keller finished fourth.
Thats it for sports, have a great day everybody.
The Tampa Bay Bucaneers are going out west to try and fill their head coaching vacancy.
The Bucs have asked the San Francisco 49-ers for permission to talk with head coach Steve Mariucci.
Mariucci still has 2 years remaining on his contract with the 49-ers. That means Tampa would have to work out a trade that might include draft picks or players.
Tampa Bay has been looking for a coach since Tony Dungy was fired in January.
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[IN Q="I'm very...]
[SUPER=01-Steve Mariucci/San Francisco Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=.....at all."]
Several coaches including 2 time Super Bowl winner Bill Parcels and Maryland's Ralph Fridgen have turned down the