Plans for a new Victory Stadium in Roanoke will move forward.
Plans call for the new stadium and amphitheater to be built adjacent to the Roanoke Civic Center.
But to proceed with the project, zoning at the proposed site needed to be changed.
Last night, Roanoke City council voted on the issue.
At first, Mayor Ralph Smith thought the measure passed, but learned it actually failed because five yes votes were needed, leaving the costly project hanging in the balance.
After a brief recess and some negotiation, another vote was taken, and the measure passed unanimously.
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[SUPER=02-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Council Member; :00]
[SUPER=02-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; :12]
[OUT Q=I vote aye.]
All of the council members who spoke at last night's council meeting said they were in favor of the new stadium and amphitheater... some members, however, want a detailed traffic study conducted BEFORE construction begins.
Friends say Pittsylvania County sheriff's deputy Frankie Betterton was a man who liked to laugh, who loved practical jokes and who cared deeply about his job and his community.
Betterton will be laid to rest tomorrow.
Meanwhile, his alleged killer made his first court appearance yesterday.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Rev. Dave Rochford/Brosville United Methodist Church; :20]
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The warnings are NOT sugar- coated.
According to officials, the U-S will face more terrorist attacks.
The F-B-I director says it's hard for authorities to get inside those organizations that would carry out such attacks.
Aleen Sirgany reports.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :10]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Richard Shelby/(R) Alabama; :34]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Beary/Orange Co. Sheriff; :51 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting; :56]
[OUT Q=Aleen Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.]
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 IT S
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.
SOT: SHELBY (FAST) 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 DOESN T MEAN THE COUNTRY WON T BE HIT.
(SOT)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.
SOT: 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.
The Justice Department wants to find out who was behind the anthrax letter attacks.
Now, hundreds of people who work at two facilities where anthrax is stored will be given lie detector tests.
The tests will be done in Maryland and Utah, and will begin in June.
The official says the government will focus on workers who had
expertise in preparing anthrax for use as a weapon, as well as those who may have had access to it.
It's a rare sight in Northern California--
Last night, the Sierra Mountains got hit with several inches of snow.
In Sacramento, hail was falling while pouring rain flooded streets.
The unusual spring storm is expected to move out of the area by tonight.
In business news, It could be a sweet deal for Southwest Virginia.
Pepsi is considering developing a plant in the Wytheville area.
Officials say it would create 235-jobs and mean a 65-million dollar investment in buildings and equipment.
Both Wytheville Town Council and the Wythe County Board of Supervisors are taking steps to help ease the purchase of land for the deal.
A final decision from Pepsi is expected at the end of the month or early June.
Orbitz is booking a spot on the Nasdaq.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[OUT Q=your local stocks]
((It MAY HAVE JUST COME OUT OF A RECESSION, BUT PAY HIKES FOR U-S WORKERS
STILL RUNNING AT TWICE THE RATE OF INFLATION... WAGES GREW 3.5 PRECENT
THE FIRST QTR, DOWN JUST HALF A PERCENT FROM THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.
Workers are contributing to their sustained pay growth. Gains in
productivity -- the amount of work a person produces -- are enabling
employers to keep salary increases up despite the slumping economy.
ANOTHER INTERNET TRAVEL SITE WANTS TO TAKE FLIGHT ON WALL STREET...
THE ONLINE SITE RUN BY THE MAJOR AIRLINES, HAS FILED TO RAISE UP TO 125
DOLLARS IN AN INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING. ORBITZ WANTS TO MAKE ITS WALL
DEBUT BARELY A YEAR AFTER THE ONLINE TRAVEL COMPANY KICKED OFF.
INVESTORS SCRAMBLED FOR THE SAFETY OF GOLD. SPOT GOLD RALLIED MORE THAN 5
DOLLARS TO A TWO YEAR HIGH OF 316 DOLLARS AN OUNCE. Vice President DICK
Cheney's cautious comments about TERRORISM OVER THE WEEKEND MADE THE
PRECIOUS METAL EVEN MORE ATTRACTIVE TO ALREADY JITTERY INVESTORS.
ON WALL STREET..INVESTORS CASHED IN AFTER LAST WEEK'S HOT STREAK.
THE DOW SLID 123 POINTS OR 1 PERCENT
THE NASDAQ FELL 39 POINTS, OR MORE THAN 2 PERCENT.
MICROSOFT GOT CAUGHT UP IN THE TECH SELLING. THE SOFTWARE GIANT ROLLED
NEW FEATURE TO BOOST SALES OF ITS X-BOX CONSOLE AND GAMES. THE SERVICE
ENABLES USERS TO PLAY ONE ANOTHER ON THE INTERNET.
TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ...
AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NY.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
A Bedford County toddler was run over by the family car in his own driveway.
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It happened Sunday afternoon along Cottontown Road in Forest.
Authorities say two year old Chad Jacobs was struck and killed by a car his father was driving.
Chad's father, Shane Jacobs, was pulling his car forward.
He did not see the boy come from behind a tree and step onto the driveway.
No charges are being filed.
Chad would have turned three tomorrow.
States that keep tabs on sex offenders will be paying close attention to a case coming before the U-S Supreme Court.
The justices will hear a challenge to Connecticut's registry which is very similar to Virginia's system.
All states require some kind of list of sex criminals... Some are based on an evaluation of whether the offender is likely to repeat.
But in Connecticut, the notification is based on the person's record.
The question is whether it violates the constitutional rights of past offenders by putting their names on the list without giving them a chance to show they're no longer a danger to society.
It's a move visitors are hungry for- but business owners say it lacks the bite they need to make money.
Jennifer Miele has the low-down about the plan for outdoor dining around the Roanoke City market.
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[SUPER=01-Kimberly Amos/Market Square Visitor; :21]
[SUPER=01-Roger Lamm/Tavern on the Market Owner; :43]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke.]
(( In an effort to add more flavor to Roanoke's night life -- the city says it's OK to block off streets around market square for outside diners.
Restaurateurs can apply for permits that would let them set up tables and chairs between 6:30 pm and 3:00 am on requested days.
Those who frequent downtown say the market could use a little spice.
((KIMBERLY AMOS/MARKET SQUARE VISITOR: I THINK IT WOULD BE NICE TO SIT OUTSIDE AND EAT WHEN YOU HAVE A SHORT LUNCH BREAK, I USED TO EAT OUTSIDE WHEN THEY HAD TABLES OUT THERE.))
But to set up and tear down every day may cost restaurant owners more than it profits them.
Roger Lamm owns Tavern on the Market.
He'd like to see the city close off the streets four days a week so that he could leave his tables up.
((IT'S NOT FEASIBLE FOR ME TO BRING THE FURNITURE IN AND OUT EVERYDAY. IF THEY DID IT FOUR DAYS A WEEK... I COULD HANDLE ON TIME A WEEK BUT NOT EVERY DAY.))
Lamm is one of several dozen business owners on Wall Street, Market Street, and streets around market square who would have to pay for set up and tear down everyday.
And by the time set up IS complete and visitors are actually served -- Roger says it could be as late as eight o'clock.
Still visitors say they're just glad there's something different on the menu for the market.))
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
A 19- year old charged with killing a Martinsville high school athlete wants to hire his own attorney.
Curtis Orlando Robertson, Junior told the judge just that yesterday- and a June 10th arraignment date has now been set.
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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.
Robertson turned himself in to authorities on Sunday.
Another suspect- a 17- year old was arrested on Thursday at his home in Axton.
He is scheduled to be arraigned later today.
Both teenagers face first degree murder charges.
The head of the F-B-I says suicide bombing attacks that are so typical in the Middle East will eventually hit the U-S.
The alert comes on the heels of the Vice President's warning that more terrorist attacks are almost certain.
But no one seems to know when or where.
Senator Richard Shelby co- chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee.
He says the U-S is more equipped to handle an attack that it was before 9-11, but that doesn't mean the country won't be hit.
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((SEN. 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
HARM IMMEDIATELY. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Richard Shelby/(R) Alabama;]
[OUT Q=do us harm immediately.]
Meanwhile, security is also now tighter in Orange County, Florida-- home to Walt Disney World-- after a threat to the area's water supply.
It appears that even fire won't keep some postal workers from their appointed rounds.
It was almost business as usual for employees at Rocky Mount's Post Office ... as they dusted off the soot from Saturday night's electrical fire.
They spent all Sunday working to get the post office opened on time.
Only 100 pieces of mail were destroyed.
Several hundred letters with smoke and water damage are STILL being delivered.
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((ED SCHABEN/USPS: MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS SMOKE DAMAGE. WE HAD A LITTLE MAIL THAT WAS BURNED ... MOSTLY 2ND CLASS... A LOT LESS THAN WE THOUGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Schaben/U. S. Postal Service;]
[OUT Q=less than we thought.]
Employees believe the fire started in an electrical outlet.
Because the fire was caught quickly, the post office needs only a few repairs, including some electrical work and a new coat of paint.
In business news this morning, Wendy's is getting ready to honor its founder, Dave Thomas.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]
((GOOD MORNING THIS TUESDAY THE 21ST OF MAY.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
THE DEBATE OVER ACCOUNTANTS WHO CONSULT HEATS UP...
ERNST & YOUNG -- ONE OF THE BIG FIRMS-- IS ACCUSED OF VIOLATING S-E-C RULES BY ENTERING INTO BIG DOLLAR DEALS WITH A FIRM IT AUDITS.
THE S-E-C SAYS E-Y'S WAS JUST TOO COZY WITH PEOPLESOFT TO BE IMPARTIAL ON THE AUDIT.
A BIT OF HISTORY THE MARRIOTT FAMILY RANG THE CLOSING BELL ON THE BIG BOARD MARKING
THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMPANY.
J.W. "BILL" MARRIOTT JUNIOR'S FATHER STARTED WITH A 9 SEAT ROOTBEER STAND IN WASHINGTON IN 1927.
A BIG DAY TODAY FOR GLAXO SMITHKLINE...
A TRIAL IS UNDERWAY IN NORFOLK VIRGINIA TO DECIDE IF THEY STILL HAVE A 3 MILLION DOLLAR A DAY LOCK ON SALES OF AUGMENTIN..
THE PATENT ON THE POPULAR ANTIBIOTIC IS UP IN DECEMBER... 3 GENERIC DRUGMAKERS ARE SUING TO GET IN ON THE ACTION AT YEARS END.
THE MAN WHO MADE AMERICA ASK "WHERE'S THE BEEF?", WILL BE HONORED IN HIS RESTAURANTS.
COMMERCIALS AND PICTURES OF COMMERCIALSE FOUNDER, DAVE THOMAS, WILL BEGIN TO APPEAR ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY, NEXT MONTH.
THE NEW CAMPAIGN WILL DESCRIBE FOOD AS BEING PREPARED "DAVE'S WAY".
DAVE THOMAS DIED OF LIVER CANCER EARLIER THIS YEAR.
HE SPENT 12 YEARS PROMOTING THE COMPANY IN VARIOUS COMMERICALS...AND SOME SAY HE WAS THE REASON WENDY'S HAS BEEN DOING SO WELL.
AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]
In medical news,
An already established cancer pill may now help the disease from progressing.
Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((A NEW CLASS OF DRUGS IS GIVING NEW HOPE TO THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO
SUFFER FROM PSORIASIS (SORE-RYE-A-SIS).
PSORIASIS IS A PAINFUL SKIN DISEASE.
BUT NEW DRUGS CALLED BIOLOGICS ARE NOW UNER REVIEW BY THE F-D-A.
IN CLINICAL TESTS BIOLOGICS HELPED PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FIND
RELIEF FROM ANY OTHER DRUGS OR TREATMENTS.
IT IS NOT KNOWN WHEN THE GOVERNMENT MIGHT APPROVE THESE DRUGS.
A CANCER PILL THAT'S MADE HEADLINES IN RECENT YEARS BECAUSE OF SUCCESS
AGAINST ADVANCED LEUKEMIA MAY ALSO STOP THE DISEASE FROM EVEN
PROGRESSING TO A DEADLY LATE STAGE.
GLEEVEC IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CANCER THERAPYS BECAUSE THE DRUG GOES
AFTER CANCER CELLS ONLY.
IN A RECENT STUDY 54 PERCENT OF GLEEVEC PATIENTS HAD NO SIGNS OF CANCER
CELLS IN THEIR BONE MARROW.
LUNG CANCER IS BY FAR THE BIGGEST CANCER KILLER IN THE WORLD.
BUT A COUSIN TO VITAMIN A MAY BE ABLE TO REVERSE SOME OF THE DAMAGE DONE
IT'S CALLED RETINOIC (RE-TIN-O-IK) ACID AND IS SUPPOSED TO ACTIVATE
CERTAIN GENES ASSOCIATED WITH FIGHTING CANCER.
IN A STUDY, WHEN FORMER SMOKERS TOOK THE ACID, THEY SHOWED SIGNS OF
IT WILL TAKE YEARS OF RESEARCH TO FIND OUT IF THE TREATMENT WORKS LONG
AND THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES.
I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
President Bush is standing firm on his position regarding Fidel Castro's Cuba.
He's refusing to lift the U-S trade embargo until Castro meets some tough conditions.
As Manuel Gallegus reports, President Bush chose Cuban Independence Day to make his point.
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[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Maria Cereijo Martinez/Cuban American; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:10]
[OUT Q=Gallegus, CBS News, Miami.]
PRESIDENT BUSH IN MIAMI, TELLING CUBAN AMERICANS WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR
THAT THERE WILL BE NO HELP FOR FIDEL CASTRO S GOVERNMENT UNTIL THERE IS
DEMOCRACY IN CUBA.
"We stand here today to declare loud and clear to the entire world --
Cuba must not only be independent, Cuba must be free."
THE PRESIDENT OUTLINED SOME OF THE CONDITIONS CASTRO MUST MEET IN ORDER
FOR THE U.S. TO RE-ESTABLISH TRADE.
NAT SOT -HORSES
THIS WAS A SPECIAL DAY FOR CUBANS - THE 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF CUBA S
INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN.
-NAT- DOMINO PLAYING
IN MIAMI S LITTLE HAVANA, WHERE OLD TIMERS PASS THE AFTERNOON PLAYING
DOMINOS IN THE PARK THERE WERE CELEBRATIONS.
A HARD LINE AGAINST CASTRO IS POPULAR HERE AND THESE IMMIGRANTS WANT IS
FOR CUBANS TO HAVE MORE OF WHAT THEY NOW HAVE.
-SOT- MARIA CEREIJO MARTINEZ, CUBAN AMERICAN 19;08
people in Cuba have no liberty, they can t choose what jobs they want,
they can t even go to their own hotels things like that.
THE PRESIDENT DID PROPOSE RESTABLISHING MAIL SERVICE WITH CUBA. BUT AS
LONG AS CASTRO DOESN T BUDGE, THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION WON T COMPRIMISE.
MG, CBS NEWS MIAMI
Roanoke City Council honored a local group for its contribution to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
The Roanoke Valley War Memorial Committee donated half of its yearly intake -- 5 thousand dollars -- to the memorial foundation.
D-Day officials say its a much needed contribution.
Six months after it was announced the D-Day Memorial Foundation was five million dollars in debt.
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((WILLIAM MCINTOSH/NATIONAL D-DAY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION: WOULD LIKE TO ASSURE YOU, WE'LL HONOR THAT GIFT....HEALTHY ORGANIZATION.))
[SUPER=01-William McIntosh/National D-Day Memorial Foundation]
[OUT Q=healthy organization.]
Council also memorialized Donald McArthur Young, the Roanoke native who lost his life at the Pentagon during the September 11th attacks.