Today on News 7, the man accused of killing a local sheriff's deputy makes his first appearance in court,
Also we'll tell you why officials with the F-B-I think suicide bombers WILL hit the U-S.
Showers and cold temperatures combine to make for an unpleasant evening, but there is a big improvement coming up in the forecast, I have all the details...
Also today, is outdoor dining coming to downtown Roanoke?
and we will tell you about a theactrical production that has made its long way back to a Radford stage.
We'll have all that plus Mike Stevens with Sports.
News 7 at Five is next.
City Council gives the go-ahead to block off market square for outside dining.
But market restaurant owners say the proposal leaves a bad taste in their mouths.
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Restaurants on Roanoke's Market square can now apply for permits to set up tables and chairs on city sidewalks for outside diners.
Some streets would be blocked off for that purpose between 6:30 p-m and 3:30 a-m.
But the ordinance fell short of business owner expectations.
The owners of Tavern on the Market say the streets around market square need to be closed permanently throughout the summer months.
They say putting up and tearing down tables every night so that traffic can pass through isn't feasible.
They are willing to compromise -- they recommend closing the streets four days a week.
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[IN Q=All the big]
((RODGER LAMM/TAVERN ON THE MARKET OWNER: ALL THE BIG CITIES HAVE ROADS CLOSED, AND THEY BRICK THE ROADS AND THIS RIGHT HERE WOULD BE A PERFECT AREA BOTH SIDES OF THE MARKET STREET BUILDING. FROM THE HOTEL ROANOKE, THEY'D WALK RIGHT INTO IT. THEY COULD DO THE SAME WITH MARKET STREET DOWN THE ROAD.))
[SUPER=01-Rodger Lamm/Tavern on the Market Owner]
[OUT Q=the road.]
Tavern on the Market owners plan to approach city council about their idea next year.
Meanwhile, many market square visitors say any new attraction to downtown will boost the quality of the night life.
We'll hear from them tonight at six.
The man charged with killing a Pittsylvania County Sherriff's deputy last week says he is trying to hire his own attorney.
23-year old Roy Thomas Inge made a brief court appearance this morning, three days after he allegedly gunned down deputy Frankie Betterton.
Betterton died during a traffic stop on Route 58 west of Danville Friday afternoon. State police have not released any information about the crime.
Inge told a judge today his family is trying to find a lawyer to take his case. He remains held without bond in the Danville city jail.
A local teenager charged with killing a Martinsville high school athlete will hire his own attorney.
[VO-NAT 02-15 1:41:49]
19-year-old Curtis Orlando Robertson Junior was in court this morning-roning-
He told the judge he would hire his own defense attorney... and a June 10th arraignment date has been set.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Week; ]
Robertson is accused in a fatal drive-by shooting that left 19-year old Delvin Hairston dead with a single gunshot wound to the chest.
A 17-year old suspect was arrested on Thursday at his home in Axton.
Both teens face first degree murder charges.
A Bedford County family is mourning the death of a toddler, after he was struck by a car in his own driveway.
[Take Map FS 1002]
It happened yesterday afternoon along Cottontown Road in Forest, not far from Lynchburg.
Authorities say two year old Chad Jacobs was struck by a car his father was driving.
Authorities say it happened when Chad came out from behind a tree.
He was taken to an area hospital where he died yesterday afternoon. No charges will be filed.
Chad would have turned three on Wednesday.
The body of a West Virginia man is now on its way back to the United States.
[SUPER=03-Ramstein AFB, Germany]
38-year old Sgt. Gene Arden Vance of Morgantown was killed in Afghanistan yesterday.
The pentagon says the patrol he was in came under fire- U-S forces returned fire killing one suspect.
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((VICTORIA CLARKE/PENTAGON SPOKEMAN: HIS DEATH REMINDS US THAT AFGHANISTAN IS A VERY VERY DANGEROUS PLACE. IT ALSO REMINDS US OF THE SACRIFICEST AHT ARE BEING MADE VERY DAY FROM THE MEN AND WOMEN IN THE MILITARY.))
[SUPER=01-Victoria Clarke/Pentagon Spokesman;]
[OUT Q=in the military.]
Vance was a member of the 19th special forces unit of the West Virginia National Guard.
He had been stationed in Afghanistan for the past five months.
Another warning today- The U-S will face more terrorist attacks.
And says the F-B-I director- its hard for authorities to infiltrate the organizations that would carry out those attacks.
What should America be prepared for? Aleen Sirgany has this report.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Richard Shelby/(R) Alabama; (second time we see him!)]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Beary/Orange Co. Sheriff; ]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=standard outcue.]
((IT'S BECOME AN ALARMINGLY FAMILIAR SCENE IN THE MIDDLE EAST...AND F-B-I
DIRECTOR ROBERT MUELLER
WARNS SUICIDE BOMBERS WILL EVENTUALLY HIT THE U.S. HE SAYS ITS
THE ALERT COMES ON THE HEELS OF THE VICE PRESIDENT'S WARNING THAT
ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK IS ALMOST CERTAIN. BUT NO ONE APPEARS TO KNOW
WHEN, WHERE OR HOW.
SHELBY: The population's on alert.
SENATOR RICHARD SHELBY, WHO CO-CHAIRS THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE,
SAYS THE U.S IS MORE EQUIPPED TO HANDLE AN ATTACK THAN IT WAS BEFORE
SEPTEMBER11TH BUT THAT DOESNT MEAN THE COUNTRY WONT BE HIT.
RICHARD SHELBY/(R) ALABAMA
We've had an open immigration policy for a long time that's served us well, but we've got a lot of people in this country that would do us
THAT'S WHY SECURITY IS INCREASED IN ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA....AFTER A
THREAT TO THEIR WATER FACILITIES. THE AREA IS HOME TO WALT DISNEY WORLD
AND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TOURIST.
KEVIN BEARY/ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF:
"This is a precautionary measure we don't want people to panic.
STAND-UP: THE F-B-I HAS ALSO PUT APARTMENT BUILDING MANAGERS ON ALERT
FOLLOWING A THREAT OF A POSSIBLE PLOT BY THE AL-QAIDA NETWORK TO BLOW UP
U.S APARTMENT BUILDINGS. BUT THE U-S IS STILL ON AN ELEVATED LEVEL OF
ALERT...IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR NEW COLOR-CODED SCALE.))
[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
Authorities try to discover what killed an inmate in one of the state's Supermax prisons. We'll have that story after the break.
Also workers at a local post office have to dust off the mail before they deliver it. We'll tell you why after the break.
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As a fresh round of violence hits the middle east, the Israeli military says it may have foiled a terrorist attack on the country's tallest building.
Kimberly Dozier reports
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[SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dore Gold/Israeli Advisor; :51]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/CBS News; 1:06]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS Jerusalem]
((Still standing...the Azraeli Towers in Tel Aviv - thanks to a raid by
the Israeli military into the West Bank town of Tulkarem. Israeli
military sources say they found a ton of explosives that they believe
were intended to blow up these buildings, much like the 1993 attack on
the World Trade Center.
(road suicide bomber aftermath, robot pulling leg)
But Israel's military actions have only slowed such attacks. After
almost two weeks of calm, there've been two suicide bombs in as many
days. This one killed only himself, when he was spotted by Israelis who
thought he looked suspicious.
But this bomber wasn't spotted. Dressed in an Israeli army uniform, he
walked in to this crowded market, killing himself and at least two
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat called again for a halt to attacks
on Israeli civilians but several militant groups are openly defying him.
Israeli officials insist Arafat could do more.
(SOT Dore Gold, advisor to Israeli PM Ariel Sharon)
There has been no unequivocal message from the Palestinian leadership to
stop terrorism, only mixed messages and therefore attempts to attack
civilians continue around the clock."
The renewed attacks have added urgency to the Israeli government's drive
to fence off the territories, to keep the bombers out.
Israel's defense minister has just set a six-month deadline for
completing this barrier. It will start like this but end up looking a
lot like Israel's
international borders, complete with cameras and electronic surveillance
(settler neighborhood on hill-WCBS)
The move is being fought by the Israeli settlers who live here. They
fear they'll be cut off.
But Israelis in towns like this, say that's a sacrifice they are willing
to make. KD, CBS News, Jerusalem))
President Bush cemented his hard line stance against Cuba today- by refusing to lift the U-S trade embargo- until Fidel Castro meets some tough conditions.
Bush chose a special day to make this point- today is Cuban Independence day-
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: THE GOAL OF THE UNITED STATES POLICY TOWARD CUBA IS NOT A PERMANENT EMBARGO ON CUBA'S ECONOMY. THE GOAL IS FREEDOM FOR CUBA'S PEOPLE.))
[OUT Q=for Cuba's people.]
[VO-NAT 09 plus pad]
President Bush says if Cuba has fair elections, allows opposition groups free speech and releases its polticial prisoners, the U-S would consider easing restrictions.
An inmate is dead at a Wise County "supermax" prison.
[SUPER=03-Wise Co./File Tape;]
29-year old Kenneth Boothe Junior was found dead early yesterday morning by guards at Red Onion State Prison.
Boothe had served about six years of a seventeen and a half year sentence for assault and arson in Smyth County.
The cause of death is unknown at this time.
The body has been sent to Roanoke for an autopsy.
It was ALMOST business as usual at Rocky Mount's Post Office ...
... Except that employees were busy dusting off the soot left behind by a fire Saturday night.
They spent most of Sunday cleaning up in order to get the post office opened on time this morning.
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[SOT 5:00:55 - 5:01:13]
[IN Q=We did real well]
[OUT Q=did real well.]
Only 100 pieces of mail were destroyed by fire ... several hundred had smoke or water damage but will STILL be delivered.
Employees believe the fire started in an electrical outlet.
A customer checking a mailbox noticed the smoke Saturday night and summoned firefighters.
The building must be re-painted and re-plastered, but otherwise, postal workers say they were lucky.
Police say a North Carolina woman threw a fire bomb into a Ridgeway man's home and led Henry County sheriff's deputies on an interstate chase.
Richard James Potter Junior told authorities yesterday morning that someone had thrown a fire bomb into his bedroom window.
He put the fire out himself.
Deputies got to his house and said they saw 39-year-old Fenetra Giles of Eden, North Carolina, driving away.
They say she led them on a chase into North Carolina before deputies stopped her.
The Henry County Sheriff's Office charged Giles with three felony counts, including arson.
The curtain on the Long Way Home will open in Radford this summer.
The historical outdoor drama starts a four-week run on July 12th.
For the first time in 30-years it will be INDOORS and free of admission.
The Radford High School stage will host the play.
The Long Way Home closed for two seasons because of outdated facilities and a fire last summer.
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[IN Q=the community]
((GAIL COLLINS/LONG WAY HOME BOARD CHAIRMAN; THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN SO GRACIOUS OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS WITH THE LONG WAY HOME ITS HAD ITS UPS AND ITS DOWNS WE RE-ESTABLISHED WE HAVE A WHOLE NEW BOARD THERE ARE NINE OF US AND WE HAVE A LOT OF PLANS AND GOALS FOR THE LONG WAY HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Gail Collins/Long Way Home Board Chairman;]
[OUT Q=FOR THE WAY HOME.]
One goal is to build a new amphitheater for the drama.
The Long Way Home tells the story of Mary Draper Ingles, a frontierswoman who made her way back to the New River Valley after being captured by Indians.
Coming up next, Patrick Evans will let us know how low the mercury will go,
and then a little later, we will see if Spiderman could fight off the Attack of the Clones.
[SIT DOWN FOR 2 SHOT TOSS]
Coming up Mike Stevens will join us with sports,
and following that we have good news and bad news about your high tech forms of entertainment.
On Wall Street today, profit takers cashing in on last week's gains pushed the stock markets lower.
Alexis Christoforous wraps it up in today's Marketwatch report.
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[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/CBS Marketwatch;]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 5.]
The latest Star Wars movie was a force to be reckoned with at the weekend box office.
"Episode Two- Attack of the Clones" was the number one movie. It took in just over 116 million dollars in it first four days.
That is the second fastest film to top the 100 million dollar mark...right behind "Spider-Man."
``Attack of the Clones'' is playing in about 450 fewer theaters than ``Spider-Man'' because ``Star Wars'' creator George Lucas was choosy about locations. He wanted top-of-the-line cinemas with digital sound.
[Take Chryon Full]
[SUPER=77-Attack of the Clones/116/Spider-Man/46/Unfaithful/10.3/About a Boy/8.4/The New Guy/6.5;]
You don't have to feel bad for the wall crawler though.
Spiderman still managed to bring in another 46 MILLION. That's record loot for a third week in movie history.
"Unfaithful" took the third spot.
Hugh Grant's new movie "About a Boy," opened in fourth place with almost eight and a half million.
"The New Guy" captured the fifth spot
Good afternoon everybody, welcome to your two minute ticker.
The Division II softball national championship hit the diamond today as St. Mary's took on Grand Valley State.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Division II National Championship;]
This would mark the 15th and final game of the double elimination tournament and it was a rematch of last night's game that Grand Valley State won 1 to nothing.
But the Rattlers would not be foiled at the plate two days in a row as St. Mary's would score four runs in this one. Here in the top of the sixth, Ashley Boedeker connects on the basehit and that brings in Kristin Simmons form third.
St. Mary's, the eighth ranked team in the country coming in to the tourney, wins the Division II national championship 4-0.
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[SUPER=01-Donna Fields/St. Mary's Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kym Kling/Tournament Most Valuable Player; :17]
[OUT Q=.....fence or over"]
The Los Angeles Lakers appear to again be unstoppable are are they?
Guard Kobe Bryant may not be able to play in tonight's game two of the western conference final against Sacramento because he has food poisoning.
Bryant scored 30 points in the Lakers' 106-to-99 victory over
the Kings in game one - but he was too sick to take part in today's shootaround.
His status will be a game time decision.
The Avalanche and the Hillcats are both off tonight as the Carolina League takes a rare break.
After a month and a half both teams are in first place in their respective divisions.
But even thought this is a night off - both clubs are still hard at work with more than 15 weeks left in the season.
Tonight on News 7 at Six - Steve Mason shows us how it truly takes a team effort to be a success in minor league baseball.
Also, don't forget that tonight at the Roanoke Valley Sports Club - Tech quarterbacks' Kevin Rogers is the featured guest at the Salem Civic Center.
Take care everyone Jean will be right back in a moment.
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It could soon cost you more to watch H-B-O or other pay cable channels. But there is more good news for fans of the two leading video game systems.
Jody Davis has it all in this technotainment report.
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[OUT Q=Jody Davis Reporting]
(( BIG DOIN'S IN THE VIDEOGAME WORLD. SONY HAS CUT THE PRICE OF ITS
PLAYSTATION 2 SYSTEM FROM 299 DOLLARS TO 199... THE SAME PRICE AS
(NATS GAMECUBE GAME)
SPEAKING OF WHICH... GAMECUBE IS MOVING ONLINE. NINTENDO SAYS
IT'LL START SELLING MODEMS AND NETWORK ADAPTERS, DEPENDING ON YOUR
CONNECTION. THE FIRST ONLINE GAMES ARE NEW VERSIONS OF A TITLE
ORIGINALLY OFFERED ON SEGA'S NOW-DEFUNCT DREAMCAST PLATFORM. IT ALL
COMES AVAILABLE THIS FALL.
HERE'S NEWS THAT'S NOT LIKELY TO PLEASE CABLE T-V VIEWERS WHO
LIKE THEIR PREMIUM CHANNELS. MORE CABLE OPERATORS ARE CONSIDERING.. OR
IMPLEMENTING.. PLANS TO MAKE H-B-O, SHOWTIME, AND THE LIKE
"DIGITAL-ONLY" CHANNELS. THAT MEANS.. UNLESS YOU SWITCH TO DIGITAL
CABLE, WHICH TYPICALLY COSTS AT LEAST ANOTHER TEN BUCKS A MONTH.. YOUR
SHOWTIME BOXING GETS KNOCKED OUT, AND YOU CAN SAY ARRIVEDERCI TO THE
AND THEN THERE'S THE SKIRMISH BETWEEN ECHOSTAR'S DISH TV
SATELLITE SERVICE AND THE PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM. ECHOSTAR HAS
MADE A MOVE REQUIRING SUBSCRIBERS TO GET A SECOND, FREE, DISH TO WATCH
LOCAL CHANNELS. PBS IS WORRIED VIEWERS WON'T TAKE THE TIME AND ENERGY
TO GET THE SECOND DISHES INSTALLED. THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS
COMMISSION WILL LIKELY HAVE THE LAST WORD. AND THAT'S THE WEEK IN
TECHNOTAINMENT. JODY DAVIS REPORTING.))