Today on News 7 at 5, authorities continue to find human remains outside a crematory in Georgia. The count so far is 130 and it's expected to climb.
Also the Governor and the General Assembly face off over the state budget.
Looking for rather large changes in the forecast during the week. More on the weather in a few moments.
In Sports, we will see how the town of South Boston is celebrating Ward Burton's win in the Daytona 500.
Also we will head to Stuart where the Wood Brothers are savoring yesterday's second place finish while they prepare for the Rock.
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((WE HAVE EXCAVATED AND TAGGED 130 SETS OF REMAINS.))
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And the work is far from over in Georgia- where officials suspect they'll find hundreds of bodies.
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It was supposed to be crematorium- but apparently bodies were not burned there- Instead they were put just about anywhere.
Officials are finding bodies in vaults- in the woods under brush... and in storage sheds.
Tonight Jennifer Jones with the latest from Noble, Georgia.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Kris Sperry/Chief Medical Examiner;]
[Super=01-Jennifer Jones/CBS News;]
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((Officials suspect they will find hundreds of bodies on the property
surrounding Tri-State Crematory, including some that have been
decomposing for ten to twenty years. Four vaults were opened on
Monday..all contained human remains.
Dr. Kris Sperry, Chief Medical Examiner, State of Georgia
I can't even begin to guess how many bodies were in there. It's just
As corpses continued to be found stacked in storage sheds and discarded
in the Georgia woods, anguished relatives brought what they had believed to be their loved ones remains for identification.
Vicki Huffman, Relative
I hope they are so I don't have to deal with this.
Tommy Macon dug up his son's remains, or at least what had been passed off as remains.
Tommy Macon, Father
You can see the concrete, you can see the gravel.
The operator of the crematory, Ray Brent Marsh, is charged with multiple counts of theft by deception. Marsh told investigators that the bodies were not cremated because the incinerator was broken.
Rock Thomas, Relative
It's hard to believe that someone could have such a callous and
calculated disregard for God given human dignity.
Authorities are asking relatives of people whose bodies had been sent to the crematory for any information that might help identify their loved ones, including surgical scars and dental records. Meantime, the bagging and tagging of bodies continues on 60 acres, the massive dumping grounds for human remains.
Jennifer Jones, CBS News, Charlotte.))
Hundreds gathered today to remember a man who was shot outside a Roanoke restaurant last week...
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((OH HAPPY DAY.))
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More than 300 people packed into a Northwest Roanoke church for Keith Bailey's funeral.
The 41-year-old man died after he was shot in the parking lot at O'Charley's Restaurant Tuesday.
A Drug Enforcement agent from Texas is charged with shooting Bailey three times during a scuffle.
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((REV. JOSEPH MAYO/FRIEND: THIS HAS MADE A TREMENDOUS AFFECT UPON ME AS A LEADER AND PASTOR IN THIS COMMUNITY. I DO LIKE TO SAY THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND LOOKING AT HOW THE SCALES WILL BE TILTED. ))
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Friends and family recalled Bailey as a high-spirited family man.
He worked for a moving company and coached a sandlot basketball team in his spare time.
No one is predicting a repeat of last year's budget impasse, but on the day after House and Senate committees released their spending plans... the criticism is beginning to fly in Richmond.
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((SO I THINK BASICALLY OUR GOALS ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TOGETHER THAT WE CAN WORK SOMETHING OUT, BUT THE DEVIL IS ALWAYS IN THE DETAIL.))
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House Speaker Vance Wilkins says he believes the Appropriations committee did a good job of preserving core services and funding employee pay raises without raiding the transportation trust fund.
This afternoon, Governor Warner said he has problems with both budget proposals, including substantial cuts in economic development.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO BRING HUNDREDS OF JOBS TO SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA, MUCH NEEDED JOBS IN THE LAST 35 DAYS. FOR THEM TO CUT BACK ON THOSE FUNDS WHEN SO MANY PARTS OF VIRGINIA ARE STRUGGLING AND NEED THAT VERY VALUABLE JOB CREATION TOOL, IS VERY SHORTSIGHTED.))
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On the House floor, Democrats complained that public education is shouldering more than its share of the cuts.
The house proposal does reduce the education funding that Governor Gilmore proposed
But House Republicans note their budget provides 136- million dollars more for education than the current two- year spending plan.
He's no longer "South Boston's Ward Burton".. just call him "Daytona 500 champion Ward Burton".
Virginia's 1-2 finish in NASCAR's biggest race yesterday had a lot of racing fans showing their colors today, especially in Ward Burton's hometown.
At the South Boston Speedway, where Burton and Elliott Sadler got their start, the excitement has yet to die down.
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((CATHY RICE/SOUTH BOSTON SPEEDWAY: I THINK WINNING THE DAYTONA 500 IS LIKE THE SUPER BOWL, IT'S JUST FOR SOMEONE FROM VIRGINIA TO GO OUT AND WIN THAT RACE, IT'S SOMETHING THAT I'LL REMEMBER ON DOWN IN YEARS TO COME, IT WAS GREAT, IT REALLY WAS.))
((BRIAN BURTON/BROTHER: IT'S NEVER BEEN A QUESTION ABOUT DRIVING, JUST ANY KIND OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE THE BREAKS TO WIN AND THEY ALL CAME TOGETHER FOR HIM.))
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Burton says his brother is on his way to New York City to tape a segment for the David Letterman Show.
He's also scheduled to appear on the Regis and Kelly show tomorrow morning.
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Southwest Virginia's own Wood Brother's Racing built the second place finisher at Daytona... the number 21 Ford, driven by Elliot Sadler.
But as Jennifer Miele tells us, no member of the Wood family is slowing down to celebrate.
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[SUPER=01-Eddie Wood/Wood Bros. Racing;:1:00]
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((Unlike most of his competition, Elliot Sadler did not have any teammates on the track at the Daytona 500, but he's got a shop full at Wood Brothers Racing.
The Patrick County Winston Cup team is one of handful of single car operations running the Winston Cup schedule.
The Wood Brothers say being used to being alone has its advantages.
((LEN WOOD/WOOD BROTHERS RACING:WHEN THE GREEN FLAG....GET WHAT YOU CAN GET. ))
Not more than 24 hours after their second place finish, the Wood Brothers crew already is gearing up for next week's race at Rockingham.
They hope Sunday's momentum follows them to North Carolina.
((LEN WOOD/WOOD BROTHERS RACING:WE'RE ALL PRETTY PUMPED..UP FRONT. ))
Nearly every member of the Wood Family headed to Daytona, and most spent hours at work.
After a week of puzzling car trouble .... bad got worse in the qualifiers... and Saddler was forced to take a provisional.
But the number 21 made things happen when it really counted.
((WOOD BROTHERS RACING:WE WERE STRUGGLING...WANTED TO DO.))
Sponsors like Ford Motorcraft and the U.S. Air force like what they saw Sunday ... and the Wood Brothers say they'll keep it in high-gear all season long.
Jennifer Miele, News 7.))
Still to come on News 7 at 5, a veteran newscaster has passed away. We'll have the details.
Also the trial begins for the woman who drowned her five children last year in Texas.
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The prosecution and defense laid out their opening arguments today in the case of Andrea Yates.
She is the Houston women who drowned her five children last year in an alleged fit of post partum depression.
Jim Acosta has more.
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[SUPER=01-Joe Omby/Prosecutor; ]
[SUPER=01-George Parnham/Defense Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/CBS News;]
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ANDREA YATES' BARELY MOVED. HER EYES APPEARED EMPTY-- AS THE PROSECUTOR
EXPLAINED HOW THE HOUSTON AREA MOTHER DROWNED HER FIVE CHILDREN IN THE
FAMILY'S BATHTUB LAST JUNE....HOW THEY STRUGGLED AS SHE HELD THEM
UNDERWATER...AND WHAT THE FIRST POLICE OFFICER ON THE SCENE SAW WHEN HE
ARRIVED AT THE HOUSE.
SOT:SOT: JOE OMBY/PROSECUTOR
HE WENT TO A BACK BEDROOM - AND SAW IN A BED-- ON A MATTRESS ON THE
FLOOR THAT WAS MADE UP FOR A BED-- THOSE CHILDREN LAID OUT. LUKE, PAUL,
JOHN, MARY...MARY'S HEAD CRADLED ON JOHN'S ARM.
THE DEFENSE TOLD THE JURY YATES IS NO KILLER... WITH A MILD CASE OF THE
BABY BLUES, BUT RATHER A LONGTIME VICTIM OF SEVERE POST-PARTUM
DEPRESSION. HER LAWYER DETAILED HOW YATES' HUSBAND RUSTY ONCE STOPPED
ANDREA FROM TAKING HER OWN LIFE-- CALLING HER STATE OF MIND "THE
CRUELEST OF MENTAL ILLNESSES."
SOT: GEORGE PARNHAM/DEFENSE ATTORNEY
IT TAKES THE VERY NATURE AND ESSENCE OF MOTHERHOOD-- TO NURTURE, PROTECT
-- TO LOVE...AND CHANGES THE REALITY.
AS AGREED-- THE JUDGE IN THE CASE ORDERED THE CAMERA OUT OF THE
COURTROOM FOR ALL OF THE TRIAL TESTIMONY. THE FIRST TWO WITNESSES WERE
THE 911 OPERATORS WHO ANSWERED YATES' CALL AFTER SHE KILLED HER
CHILDREN. THE PROSECUTION THEN PLAYED THE CHILLING TAPE...
NAT SOT:..... 911 CALL W/GRAPHIC
ACOSTA STANDUP: IF CONVICTED, YATES COULD RECEIVE THE DEATH PENALTY. IF
SHE'S FOUND INNOCENT BY REASON OF INSANITY-- THE JURY COULD PLACE HER IN
A MENTAL INSTITUTION FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE.
JIM ACOSTA, CBS NEWS, HOUSTON.))
It appears United Airlines and its mechanics have reached a deal-
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The Airline says it's reached a tentative contract agreement with the union.
The union represents nearly 13 thousand mechanics and aircraft cleaners.
Word of a deal comes just 36 hours before a strike deadline.
The agreement goes to union members for a vote within two weeks.
One of television's pioneer journalists has died-
Howard K. Smith's career as a newscaster spanned several decades-
He starting in 1941 with CBS News- as a member of the team assembled by Edward R. Murrow during World War Two.
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((HELLO NEW YORK. HELLO NEW YORK THIS IS HOARD SMITH IN PARIS.))
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Smith covered Europe and the Middle East for CBS- he was moderator of the first Kennedy Nixon debate- and he anchored the ABC Evening news.
Smith died at his Maryland home from pneumonia. He was 87.
Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans cannot tell a lie....he's enjoying this President's Day by catching an early hockey game.
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The Roanoke Express is in the midst of a rare matinee performance on this president's day,
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so we sent Patrick Evans over to see what was happening at the Roundhouse.
Patrick, how is the turnout this afternoon?
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Robin Patrick /Microwave;]
After several tries, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally get a head coach. Mike Stevens will be along in just a moment to tell us who it is,
and we will see if Denzel Washington's new movie was good enough to bring in John Q. Public.
Denzel Washington is cashing in on his latest Oscar nomination at the box office.
His new movie, "John Q." is sitting at the top of the weekend box office.
The movie, about a man who holds an emergency room hostage to help his dying son, took in 20 MILLION dollars.
Last week Washington was nominated for a best actor Oscar for his role in "Training Day."
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Pop star Britney Spears new movie, "Crossroads," brought in close to 15 million dollars to open in second place.
The newest Disney cartoon, "Return to Never Land," takes the third spot.
Collateral Damage fell from number one to fourth place this week, but it still managed to collect another nine million dollars....
and the family picture "Big Fat Liar" came in fifth.
Good afternoon folks. It's a new work week and the Express got
on the J-O-B early today with an afternoon game at the roundhouse that faced off at three.
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The Express-Titans game today was one of three matinees in the East Coast Hockey League.
The Northeast Division leaders would strike first. Take a look at the crisp, no-nonsense passing as Chris Zultek fires it in from straight on for the one to nothing lead in the first period.
Roanoke, which is trying to put the heat on the Titans from second place in the division would tie the game in the second as Pete Gardiner drills in the centering pass from the left corner. It's 1-all.
Trenton will come back later in the period to make it a 2-to-1 game on Dan Carney's all out hustle play on a puck that should have been cleared.
Right now it's 4-to-1 in the third period.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference will crown its men's basketball champion tonight at the Salem Civic Center in a seven o'clock tip-off when regular season champ
Randolph-Macon takes the floor.
The Yellow Jackets beat Roanoke College yesterday in the semi-finals 71-to-63 to advance to tonight's title game.
Macon meets Hampden-Sydney. The Tigers topped Emory & Henry 105-to-95 earn their third shot at the Jackets this season.
We'll have highlights tonight on News 7 at 11.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally have a head football coach , but we won't know until Wednesday just how much he will cost the team.
Jon Gruden is leaving the Raiders to coach the Bucs.
This afternoon the two sides agreed to a five year contract.
Gruden is the NFL's youngest head coach at 38 years old.
It is expected the Bucs will have to give up at least one of their top players and maybe as many as three high draft picks for Gruden, who still had a year left on his contract with the Raiders.
Ward Burton became the first Virginian to ever win the Daytona 500 yesterday well fellow Virginian Aleut Sadler hot on his heels.
But for many folks today is not a day of celebration as the racing fans stop to honor the one year anniversary of Dale Earnhardt's death at Daytona.
At the top of the hour, we'll check in with Dale Jr. - one year after the Death of the Dominator.
Take care everyone, Jean will be right back in a moment to wrap up News 7 at Five.
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A new digital camera wants you to get small. That's because it can fit in your shirt pocket with plenty of room to spare.
Jody Davis has that story and more in this week's Techno-tainment report.
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((WATCHING MOVIES OVER THE INTERNET IS A GUILTY PLEASURE... PERHAPS
LITERALLY. TAIWANESE WEBSITE "MOVIE88.COM" OFFERS A DAILY FREE MOVIE
IN REAL VIDEO FORMAT.
IT ALSO ALLOWS YOU TO "RENT" AN ONLINE FILM FOR THREE DAYS FOR A
BUCK... AND THE FIRST FIVE ARE FREE WHEN YOU SET UP AN ACCOUNT. THE
PROBLEM IS... INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EXPERTS SAY THE SITE VIOLATES
TAIWANESE LAW AND U-S-TAIWAN COPYRIGHT AGREEMENTS. SO, PERHAPS WE
SHOULD SAY... GET 'EM WHILE THEY'RE HOT.
NAT - "We can send messages, but not receive them." :02
ACTUALLY, STAR TREK FANS CAN DO BOTH... AND ON THEIR VERY OWN
INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER.
EARTHLINK AND PARAMOUNT HAVE TEAMED UP TO OFFER A TREK-THEMED
I-S-P. THEY SAY SUBSCRIBERS WILL GET EXCLUSIVE CONTENT, FULL TECH
SUPPORT, AND AN E-MAIL ADDRESS ENDING WITH STAR TREK DOT NET.
NAT - "You were about to try to sell me something, right?" :03
THE SITE DOES NOT ACCEPT GOLD-PRESSED LATINUM, BUT IT DOES
DEMAND 21.95 A MONTH IN SUBSCRIPTION FEES.
WANNA GET SMALL? THAT'S THE NAME OF THE COMPANY BEHIND THIS
CREDIT CARD-SIZED DIGITAL CAMERA. SMAL CAMERA TECHNOLOGIES SAYS THE
"ULTRA-POCKET" TAKES 1-POINT-3 MEGAPIXEL IMAGES THAT ARE V-G-A QUALITY
ON YOUR COMPUTER MONITOR. IT ALSO FEATURES TECHNOLOGY THAT CORRECTS
FOR BACKLIGHTING AND SIMILAR ISSUES. SMAL SAYS TWO CAMERA-MAKERS WILL
PUT THEIR OWN BRANDS ON THE ULTRA-POCKET. ONCE THEY DO, THE CAMERAS
WILL RETAIL FOR $129. AND THAT'S THE WEEK IN TT. JD ANC, RPTG.))[Close-ID]