A body was discovered along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Roanoke County.
A group of friends stopped to take in the view at the Poages Mill overlook yesterday evening and called authorities when they noticed a stranded dog.
While waiting for the park service to stop by-- the group was playing Frisbee.
When the frisbee went down an embankment-- they discovered the body under some debris.
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[SOT 00:29:11 00:28:00]
[IN Q=It was just]
[SUPER=01-Tim Brown; :00]
[SUPER=01-Danielle Eveleth; :15 ]
((TIM BROWN: IT WAS JUST A COMPLETE SURPRISE....SOMETHING I'LL NEVER FORGET. DANIELLE EVELETH: I THOUGHT THEY WERE TRICKING ME... I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING.))
[OUT Q=this is happening.]
The dog is thought to belong to the victim-- who's identity and cause of death have NOT been released.
The F-B-I has been called in to investigate because the body was discovered on federal land.
A mother and son are dead following a fire in Roanoke, and now police are looking for clues to the crime.
Police say the fire was intentionally set.
[VO-NAT - :24]
The fire broke out just after four yesterday morning in the 100 block of 18th Street in the Hurt Park Housing Development.
Upon arrival, fire officials determined one adult and two children were inside.
A two year old boy died at around 5:30 yesterday evening, and a three year old remains in critical condition at Community Hospital.
Their mother, 25 year old Alice Diane Jackson, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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[IN Q=Alice, she was a good mother]
((ANNETTE CORBETT/VICTIM'S NEIGHBOR: ALICE, SHE WAS A GOOD MOTHER SHE WAS A HARD WORKING SINGLE MOTHER. SHE'S BEEN DIVORCED FROM THE CHILDREN'S FATHER FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS AND SHE WAS TRYING TO GET HER LIFE TOGETHER FOR HER CHILDREN AND HERSELF. SHE MOVED UP HERE TWO TO THREE MONTHS NOW TO BETTER HERSELF AND GET A NEW START.))
[SUPER=01-Annette Corbett/Victim's Neighbor]
[OUT Q=a new start]
[VO-NAT - :14+]
Neighbors say police responded to the home Saturday night for a domestic disturbance.
A Police spokesperson would not confirm that or say whether investigators have a suspect.
Anyone with information on the fire is asked to call the Roanoke City Police.
Under extremely tight security, Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon arrived in Washington, ready to begin talks with President Bush about a proposed Israeli peace plan for the Middle East.
[SUPER=03-Andrews AFB, MD;]
Sharon also brought with him documents that he says prove Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is linked to terror.
Sharon meets with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today before heading into meetings with President Bush tomorrow.
Officials say that Washington will urge Sharon to curb settlement activity in the West Bank and Gaza.
A spokesman for the U-S postal service says an 18- year- old man is under arrest in Nebraska after at least one suspicious device found in a mailbox was determined to be a hoax.
Police have discovered 14 mailbox pipe bombs across the Midwest over the past few days.
Six people were injured.
An anti-government note found with the bombs warned of more
Federal authorities are describing the bombs as an act of domestic terrorism.
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[IN Q=To the individual]
((WEYSAN DUNN/ASSISTNAT SPECIAL AGENT: TO THE INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS IF THEY'RE LISTENING I E UNDERSTAND YOUR MESSAGE AND WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU. WE ARE LISTENING AND YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEND ANY MORE ATTENTION GETTERS BECAUSE YOU HAVE OUR ATTENTION." INNOCENT PEOPLE. ))
[SUPER=01-Weysan Dunn/Assistant Special Agent;]
[OUT Q=innocent people.]
Postal officials say mail carriers plan to deliver mail as scheduled today, but add that the doors of roadside mailboxes must be kept open.
In business news, Barring a last-minute settlement, jury selection is scheduled to start today in the Arthur Andersen federal
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]
((THE TRIAL OF EMBATTLED AUDITING FIRM ARTHUR ANDERSEN GETS UNDERWAY TODAY. ANDERSEN HAS BEEN INDICTED ON OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CHARGES FOR ITS BOTCHED AUDITING OF BANKRUPT ENRON. THE GOVERMENT HEADS INTO COURT WITH A STRONG CASE.. LOTS OF COURT PRECEDENTS AND STAR WITNESS DAVID DUNCAN. EXPERTS SAY ANDERSEN KNOWS ITS IN DEEP TROUBLE AND EVEN ASKED THE COURT TO DELAY TODAY'S TRIAL. THE NEXT BIG EVENT THIS WEEK IS THE FED MEETING. TOMORROW, FED CHIEF ALAN GREENSPAN AND COMPANY MEET TO TALK INTEREST RATES. BUT SOME ECONOMISTS BELIEVE THE WEAK APRIL JOBS REPORT PUTS THE FED ON HOLD... MANY DON'T EXPECT THE FED TO BEGIN RAISING RATES UNTIL LATE SUMMER. THAT JOBS REPORT GAVE THE MARKET LABOR PAINS. (GR) THE DOW TUMBLED 85 POINTS FIRDAY, BUT GAINED 1 PERCENT FOR THE WEEK. (GR) THE NASDAQ SANK 31 POINTS AND FOR THE WEEK, WAS LOST 2.5 PERCENT. (GR) ON THIS WEEK'S EARNINGS CALENDER, CISCO SYSTEMS, HALLIBURTON AND WASTE MANAGEMENT. (GR) TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ... (OC) AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NY. ))
(tape tosses to stocks)
Governor Mark Warner plans to tour flood-damaged areas in southwest Virginia later today.
Yesterday, President Bush declared parts of Virginia and West Virginia federal disaster areas.
[SUPER=03-McDowell Co., WV]
In West Virginia-- McDowell, Mercer, Mingo and Wyoming counties are now eligible for federal disaster assistance programs.
There at least five people have been killed and more than 500 homes and businesses have been damaged.
Six people are also still missing.
In Virginia-- Buchanan and Tazewell counties are eligible for federal disaster assistance.
Hardest hit was Hurley-- a mining town of about five- thousand people in Buchanan County.
At least one man has died as a result of flooding there and another man is still missing.
The American Red Cross is lending a helping hand to flood victims.
The agency has set up a disaster relief headquarters in Bluefield Virginia.
It will provide a central location to help victims in Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky.
Red Cross officials say the work will be daunting and costly.
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[IN Q=We're always in need]
((AMY WHITTAKER/AMERICAN RED CROSS: WE'RE ALWAYS IN NEED OF FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM OUR COMMUNITY AND COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE ONLY WAY THAT WE CAN PROVIDE GROCERIES, SHELTER, FOOD, CLOTHING, EVERYTHING THAT VICTIMS OF DISASTER MIGHT NEED IS THROUGH VOLUNTARY DONATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Whittaker/American Red Cross]
[OUT Q=voluntary donations]
If you would like to assist the flood victims, you can call your local American Red Cross chapter.
The disaster relief headquarters is now located in the vacant Walmart Store in Bluefield.
A week has passed since a tornado swept through Campbell and Bedford Counties turning homes and lives upside down.
The storm registered as high as an F-2 on the Fujita Tornado Scale.
In Bedford County, seven homes had to be condemned, another 58 buildings were damaged.
One week later, the cleanup is still a daunting task for many homeowners and businesses.
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[IN Q=About 6 people]
((YOGI BATRA/BUDGET INN: ABOUT SIX PEOPLE STOPPED HERE AND SAID THEY COULD REPAIR THE ROOF BUT START THE WORK IN 2 OR 3 WEEKS. THIS GUY HAPPENED TO BE STANDING HERE AND I SPOKE TO HIM, HE SAYS HE CAN START THE SAME DAY. I ASKED HIM TO START.))
[SUPER=01-Yogi Batra/Budget Inn]
[OUT Q=I asked him to start.]
Damage estimates top several million dollars in both Bedford and Campbell Counties.
The Federal Emergency Management Administration is still trying to determine whether central Virginia qualifies as a state or federal disaster area.
If that happens, property owners could be eligible for grants or low-interest loans to help rebuild.
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]
In medical news, more smoke-free homes ... and making men stronger.
Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
[IN Q=Minorities account]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((MINORITIES ACCOUNT FOR NEARLY HALF OF ALL AMERICANS INFECTED WITH HIV. HOWEVER, THEY ARE LESS LIKELY THAN WHITES TO BE INCLUDED IN RESEARCH ON NEW AIDS DRUGS. A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FOUND THAT BLACKS AND HISPANICS ARE ABOUT HALF AS LIKELY TO BE IN A STUDY OR RECEIVE EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT. RESEARCHERS SAY THE PROBLEM IS AWARENESS. MINORITIES DON'T KNOW ABOUT EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMS AND THEREFORE DON'T SEEK THEM OUT. CALIFORNIA'S STRICT ANTI-SMOKING LAWS IN THE WORKPLACE SEEM TO BE INSPIRING CITIZENS TO SNUFF OUT CIGARETTES IN THEIR OWN HOME. A RECENTLY RELEASED SURVEY FOUND THAT FROM 1992 TO 1999 73 PERCENT OF PEOPLE WHOA RECENTLY RELEASED SURVEY FOUND THAT FROM 1992 TO 1999 73 PERCENT OF PEOPLE �XCHILDREN WHO LIVED IN A SMOKE FREE HOME GREW FROM 38 PERCENT TO 82 PERCENT. CREATINE MAY NOT BE JUST FOR THE YOUNG. OLDER MEN CAN ALSO GET STRONGER ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY. IN THE STUDY MEN WHO TOOK CREATINE INCREASED STRENGTH IN THEIR CHEST AND SHOULDERS 7 TO 15 PERCENT. AND THOSE ARE SOME OF TODAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK. ))
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
Another fire in Roanoke sent two people to the hospital -
Flames destroyed this house on the 19-hundred block of Westover Avenue yesterday morning.
Two residents were inside when the fire started - one of which was seriously injured.
A local business owner was working in her store next door when she discovered the fire.
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[IN Q=I heard screaming..]
[SUPER=01-Maria Angela/Grandin Gold Closet]
[OUT Q=left from window]
The Roanoke Fire Department responded to the call a little before 5:30.
The cause is still under investigation.
At least two people are dead and several others are injured after a tornado ripped its way through the small West Texas town of Happy.
The twister struck last night, leveling about 20 homes.
It's one of six reported in the region.
There are no reports of any major injuries.
The American Red Cross set up a shelter for those left without a place to stay last night.
Happy, Texas, which has less than 650 residents, was made a household name when it was portrayed in a 19-99 film named after the town.
After a Campbell County church was heavily damaged by last weekend's tornado, all church members could do was pick up the pieces.
Justin McLeod has more on how the congregation is not missing a beat, despite an act of God.
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[SUPER=01-Cara Scott/Church Member; :30]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Larry Davies/Timberlake United Methodist Church; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Carlton Johnson/Lawyers Missionary Baptist Church; 1:31]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Campbell County]
((((NAT SOUND OF SINGING))
You are looking at a church congregation that is down but not out.
[IN Q=We as a church]
((ERNESTINE SCOTT/CHURCH MEMBER: WE AS A CHURCH, WE'VE BEEN HANGING TOGETHER, TRYING TO TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER.))
[OUT Q=of one another]
This is what remains of Lawyers Missionary Baptist Church.
A tornado swept through just before five last Sunday afternoon, collapsing the walls and blowing off the roof.
[IN Q=I could believe it]
((CARA SCOTT/CHURCH MEMBER: I COULD BELIEVE IT BECAUSE IT WAS GOD THAT HAD DONE IT, BUT JUST TO SEE IT, IT WAS INCREDIBLE.))
[OUT Q=it was incredible]
Incredible and pretty devestating.
All that remains of the church are a few pews, walls, and hymnals.
[IN Q=Inronically, the church]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IRONICALLY, THE CHURCH ALREADY HAD PLANS TO CONSTRUCT A NEW BUILDING WHEN THE TORANDO STRUCK. CHURCH MEMBERS SAY IT COULD COST MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS TO BUILD THAT NEW FACILITY. A LOT OF MONEY BUT THE CHURCH SAYS IT'S UP FOR THE CHALLENGE.))
[OUT Q=for the challenge]
((NAT SOUND OF CHURCH SERVICE))
It is a challenge made easier thanks to a nearby church.
Timberlake United Methodist is now sharing its facilities with Lawyers Missionary Baptist.
[IN Q=We made it real]
((REV. LARRY DAVIES/TIMBERLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: WE MADE IT REAL CLEAR THIS IS THEIR CHURCH, WE'LL WORK OUT ANYTHING WE CAN AND WE'RE GOING TO SHARE SOME PROGRAMS TOGETHER AND WORK OUT SOME WAYS WHERE WE CAN HELP EACH OTHER.))
[OUT Q=help each other]
((NAT SOUND OF SERVICE))
And because of that generosity, a church without a permanent home is counting its blessings.
It could take months, even years to build a new facility but church members have faith it will happen one day.
[IN Q=God will provide]
((REV. CARLTON JOHNSON/LAWYERS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: GOD WILL PROVIDE. I KNOW THAT. I DON'T THINK IT OR BELIEVE IT, BUT I KNOW IT.))
[OUT Q=but i know it]
It is a knowlege that has brought two congregations together proving some good can come out of something so bad.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Campbell County.))