Nervousness continues around the nation as the F-B-I warns of more possible terrorist strikes.
Security has been stepped up in New York City after officials heard that the Statue of Liberty and other landmarks could be the next target.
Melissa McDermott has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
[SUPER=01-Michael Bloomberg/New York City Mayor;]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense;]
[OUT Q=McDermott, CBS News, New York.]
(NATS OF CARS)
A SLOWER COMMUTE THIS MORNING FOR DRIVERS HEADED TO MANHATTAN.
BUT NOT FOR THE USUAL REASONS.
(NATS OF POLICE CHECKING CARS)
POLICE ARE ONCE AGAIN OUT IN FULL FORCE... CHECKING CARS AND TRUCKS FOR
IT'S HAPPENING AT SEVERAL NEW YORK CITY BRIDGES AND TUNNELS BUT THE MAIN
FOCUS IS THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE WHICH HAS FALLEN UNDER A NEW TERRORIST
(NATS STATUE OF LIBERTY)
THAT WARNING ALSO INCLUDES ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST RECOGNIZABLE SYMBOLS.
THERE IS NOW AN ADDED POLICE PRESENCE AT THE STATUE OF LIBERTY.
THE F-B-I SAYS BOTH LANDMARKS WERE NAMED AS POSSIBLE TERRORIST TARGETS.
THE INFORMATION IS BASED ON UNCORROBORATED INTELLIGENCE THE BUREAU
GATHERED DURING INTERVIEWS WITH WAR DETAINEES IN CUBA.
AND NOW NEW YORK POLITICIANS HAVE A TOUGH SELL.
TELLING PEOPLE TO BE CAUTIOUS BUT NOT FEARFUL.
SOT: Mayor Michael Bloomberg/(R) NEW YORK
"There isn't any reason why people shouldn't come to the city."
HOWEVER, IT'S NOT JUST NEW YORK FACING THIS CHALLENGE.
VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY RECENTLY TOLD THE ENTIRE NATION THAT A
TERRORIST ATTACK IS NOT A QUESTION OF 'IF' BUT 'WHEN'.
AND ON TUESDAY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE TOOK IT TO AN EVEN SCARIER LEVEL.
(SOT- Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense)
"terrorists networks have relationships with terrorist states that have
weapons of mass destruction.
and that they inevitably are gonna get their hands on them and they
would not hesitate one minute in using them... that's the world we live
AND IF ALL THIS WASN'T ENOUGH TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF 'FLEET WEEK' IN
NEW YORK - AN ANNUAL SHOWCASE FOR MILITARY SHIPS.
THE EVENT ATTRACTS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO MANHATTAN AND
THOUSANDS OF BOATS IN THE WATERS SURROUNDING THE ISLAND.
MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.
New information on the traffic stop that took the life of a Sheriff's deputy.
The stop was NOT entirely routine, as it was described on Friday.
Authorities confirm reports from various sources that Deputy Frank Betterton stopped not one, but two vehicles along Route 58 in Pittsylvania County on Friday.
One of those belonged to Roy Inge, the man charged with killing Betterton.
The other car belonged to Inge's girlfriend.
Those records indicate Inge was seated in the patrol car before the shooting, which would be consistent with reports that Betterton was shot from the passenger's side of the car.
What the papers still do not reveal is the reason for the traffic stop .. or the shooting death of Deputy Frank Betterton.
His funeral is scheduled for this afternoon at four o-clock at Brosville United Methodist Church.
Residents gave a resounding NO to Duke Energy's plan to build a 90- mile natural gas pipeline through portions of southside.
Last night, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission held a public hearing in Henry County on the proposed pipeline.
It would cross through Carroll, Patrick and Henry counties before crossing the state line into North Carolina.
The commission recently issued a draft environmental impact statement that says the pipeline would have limited impact on the environment.
Yesterday, it was the public's turn to weigh in on the document.
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[SOT 01:20:05 00:43:22]
[IN Q=FERC YOU ]
[SUPER=01-Ron Meadows/Pipeline Opponent; :00]
[super=01-Jerry Haga/Pipeline Opponent; :09]
((RON MEADOWS: FERC YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE TIME TO LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE AND NOT JUST STATEMENTS FROM DUKE.))
((JERRY HAGA: CARVING UP THE SIDE OF PATRICK COUNTY, CARROLL COUNTY, HENRY COUNTY, THERE'S A BETTER WAY, THERE'S A BETTER WAY.))
[OUT Q=THERE'S A BETTER WAY. (DOUBLE OUT)]
The FERC will take the comments and put together a final environmental impact statement before deciding whether to grant Duke permission to build the pipeline.
By the way, other meetings are planned this week for Stuart and Hillsville. [11Lake-Zoning]
A controversial development at Smith Mountain Lake will move forward.
Supervisors approved the plan last night.
Developers wanted to build 37 upscale single family homes -- 11 of them waterfront -- along a small cove in Scruggs.
But the zoning they sought also allowed "large-scale development."
Neighbors in the Deer Creek community wanted supervisors to reject the project, saying it placed too many homes and boats in the small cove.
Homeowners Jim and Karen (Kleh-Peck) Klepek just moved here from Alaska and built their retirement home.
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[SOT 2:55:32 - :41]
[IN Q=People coming in]
((JIM KLEPEK/HOMEOWNER: PEOPLE COMING IN ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR WHAT WE WERE -- QUALITY OF LIFE. AND YOU JUST DON'T WANT TO KILL THE GOOSE THAT'S BEEN LAYING SO MANY GOLDEN EGGS.))
[OUT Q=many golden eggs.]
Neighbors like the Klepeks said they agree the land SHOULD be developed ... but with fewer homes.
A school redistricting plan is raising complaints in Roanoke County.
Last night, parents urged the school board to reconsider.
By adjusting attendance zones, school officials hope to relieve overcrowding at Back Creek Elementary, and use space more efficiently at Penn Forest and Clearbrook Schools.
Current students aren't affected, but parents complain the proposal will split their families.
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[IN Q=And I for one dread]
((ED MCDOWELL: I FOR ONE DREAD THE THOUGHT OF HAVING MY TWO CHILDREN AT TWO SEPARATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. THAT MEANS WE'RE GOING TO BE JUGGLING SCHEDULES TO GET TO TEACHER NIGHT, FUNCTION HERE, FUNCTION THERE, NOT TO MENTION HAVING THE BITE PUT ON ME BY TWO PTAS FOR SELLING STUFF.))
((MICHELLE MITCHELL: AND I FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO THE PARENTS AND NOT SPLIT FAMILIES APART, OR SUBDIVISIONS APART FOR THAT MATTER, BECAUSE CHILDREN BUILD WONDERFUL RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHILDREN SURROUNDING THEM AND IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU NOT BREAK US APART.))
[SUPER=01-Ed McDowell/Redistricting Plan Opponent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Mitchell/Redistricting Plan Opponent; :18]
[OUT Q=not break us apart.]
The School Board has scheduled an informational meeting and public hearing to answer parents questions about the plan.
It will be held on June 18-th at 7 P-M at Cave Spring High School.
Lynchburg pediatrician John Powell is out of prison, having done his time for trafficking in child pornography
On Monday, the F-B-I seized new evidence from his home computer indicating that he may still be in search of child erotica.
Doctor Powell pled guilty in 1998 and was sentenced to serve two years and nine months in prison.
He got out a year ago, apparently unchanged. He told his parole officer last month that he "felt his life was out of control and that the only thing he could control was the computer." He claimed he was not driven by the explicit images of children, rather by the "quest."
A search of Powell's home turned up a list of Internet sites, a C-D and 65 video tapes.
In business news, Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay 100 million dollars to settle allegations that it misled investors.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]
((THE BROKERAGE FIRMS ARE SURE TO BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT ONE DAY AFTER
MERRILL LYNCH SETTLED CHARGES THAT ITS STOCK RESEARCH MISLED INVESTORS.
MERRILL LYNCH AGREED TO PAY NY AND OTHER STATES 100MLN DOLLARS TO SETTLE
THE CONFLICE OF INTEREST CHARGES FIRST BROUGHT UP BY THE NY ATTORNEY
GENERAL. AS PART OF THE DEAL, MERRILL WILL PUBLICLY APOLOGIZE ,SEPARATE
ITS ANALYST PAY FROM ITS INVESTMENT BANKING BUSINESS AND CREATE A
SPECIAL PANEL TO REVIEW ITS STOCK RATING CHANES... NY ATTORNEY GENERAL
ELIOT SPITZER IS INVESTIGATING SEVEN OTHER WALL STREET BROKERAGES AND
SAID HE THINKS THEY SHOULD FOLLOW MERRILL'S LEAD.
AND PERHAPS INA PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE, GOLDMAN SACHS, WHICH IS ALSO UNDER
INVESTIGATION BY THE NY ATTORNEY GENERAL, SAID IT WOULD REVIEW ITS
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND REVIEW HOW IT PAYS ITS ANALYSTS.
ON WALL STREET, A DISAPPOINTING PROFIT OUTLOOK FROM HOME DEPOT PRESSURED
WHICH SANK 123 POINTS ORE MORE THAN 1 PERCENT..
THE NASDAQ SANK 37 PONTS OR MORE THAN 2 PERCENT.
KEEP YOUR EYE ON SHARES OF THE GAPAFTER THE CLOSING BELL THE RETAILER
SAID ITS CEO AND PRESIDENT WILL RETIRE LATER THIS YEAR. THE GAP HAS HAD
A ROUGH TIME OF IT LATELY.. JUST LAST WEEK, IT POSTED A 68 PERCENT SLIDE
IN PROFITS AS SALES SLUMPED.
TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ... AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC
(tape tosses to stocks)
The jury in the murder trial of former Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry begins its first full day of deliberations today.
Cherry is charged in the 1963 church bombing that killed four black girls in Birmingham, Alabama.
The jury deliberated for two-and-a-half hours yesterday before
recessing for the night.
Prosecutors emphasized Cherry's racist activities.
They showed video of Cherry involved in a gang- style beating of a man trying to enroll his children in a newly integrated school.
The victim-- Fred Shuttlesworth was in court.
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[IN Q=I don't see]
((FRED SHUTTLESWORTH/BEATING VICTIM:I DON'T SEE HOW ANYBODY WHO COULD HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN AS MUCH AS HE IS INVOLVED IN - THEY COULDN'T FIND ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO CONVICT HIM. ))
[SUPER=01-Fred Shuttlesworth/Beating Victim;]
[OUT Q=to convict him.]
71- year- old Cherry is the last of three suspects to face trial in the bombing.
The other two men were convicted.
Prosecutors say as many as four girls may have been raped while they stayed at the Sanctuary Crisis Intervention Center for troubled teens.
A Botetourt judge certified rape, sodomy and child abuse charges against Jimmy Lee Jones, a former night watchman at the center.
He's charged with the rape of TWO girls, but prosecutors say other girls are making similar allegations.
Jones remains in jail without bond.
Virginia employees may not be getting raises because of the budget crunch... but a bonus or extra vacation is in their future.
Virginia Tech employees are among those affected by a new program approved by the General Assembly.
Tech's classified workers have a choice between a two and half percent cash bonus or 10-days of paid leave.
Spokesman Larry Hincker says it's a first for the university.
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[IN Q=THE GENERAL]
((LARRY HINCKER/UNIVERSITY RELATIONS; THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE A RAISE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES FOR THE LAST YEAR THERE WILL NOT BE A RAISE FOR THE COMING YEAR BUT THE INTENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS TO TRY AND SHOW THEIR APPRECIATION FOR STATE EMPLOYEES AND THIS IS ONE WAY TO PUT EXTRA COMPENSATION IN THEIR POCKETS.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/University Relations;]
[OUT Q=IN THEIR POCKETS.]
The bonus money will be paid out on August 30th. The paid leave can be taken within the next year.
Hincker says the faculty staff at Tech will receive a two and a half percent bonus, but will not have the option for leave.
In business news this morning, Kinkos is launching a new service.
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 WEDNESDAY THE 22ND OF MAY.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
THE PROBE INTO ALLEGED MANIPULATION OF WHOLESALE ELECTRIC PRICES
IN THE WEST IS EXPANDING. NEARLY 150 ENERGY FIRMS ARE NOW BEING
ORDERED TO REVEAL WHETHER OR NOT THEY ENGAGED IN PHONY POWER SWAPS.
THE SWAPS ARE USED TO BOOST SALES WITHOUT RISK BY SIMULTANEOUSLY
BUYING AND RESELLING WHOLESALE POWER.
WALL STREET LOOKS FOR A WAY TO GET OUT OF THE VALLEY OF THE BEARS
OVERSEAS OVERNIGHT... MARKETS WERE UP AND THAT "COULD" HELP
THE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT WANTS TO SEE IF IT CAN CUT PAPERWORK
BY LETTING FARMERS USE THE INTERNET TO APPLY FOR SUBSIDIES.
FARMERS IN 21 COUNTIES -- ONE COUNTY IN EACH OF 21 STATES --
WILL BE ALLOWED TO TAKE PART.
KINKOS IS LAUNCHING A 24 HOUR BANNER AND SIGN SERVICE.
STARTING IN 20 LARGE CITIES INCLUDING ATLANTA, CHICAGO, DALLAS,
HOUSTON AND LOS ANGELES... THEY'RE HOPING FOR 200 MARKETS BY THE END
OF THE YEAR.
A SURVEY BY INVESTMENT AND RESEARCH FIRM CHANGEWAVE INVESTMENT
RESEARCH OF ITS CLIENTS WHO ARE CURRENT AND FORMER SUBSCRIBERS OF
AMERICA ONLINE SHOWED THAT 40 PERCENT WERE DISSATISFIED WITH THE
CHANGEWAVE SAYS THE SITUATION WILL WORSEN AS WEB SURFERS MOVE
TOWARD HIGH-SPEED INTERNET SERVICES.
AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
The annual Academy of Country Music Awards airs tonight on C-B-S.
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]
Meanwhile, the stars came out yesterday to rehearse for the show, which will take place in Los Angeles.
Country legend Reba McEntire is hosting.
For fellow performers, the change of venue is welcome.
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[IN Q=I always thought...]
[OUT Q=show up here.]
Awards will be handed out in 15 categories.
For the first time, fans will get to vote for one of the winners.
The winner of this year's new Home Depot Humanitarian award will get to choose a city, and have a playground built there.
They won their fight to place the motto "In God We Trust" in public schools.... Now a Bedford County organization wants Governor Mark Warner to clarify or apologize for the remarks he made at U-V-A's graduation last weekend.
The Family Policy Network in Forest says Warner told the graduates quote--"One of the greatest threats facing our world comes from those who believe they are acting out God's will"-- end quote.
F-P-N director Joe Glover says if Warner meant those groups who use their religion as an excuse to harm people that's fine.... but he says it sounded like a slap against conservatives.
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[IN Q=There's no question...]
((JOE GLOVER/FAMILY POLICY NETWORK: THERE'S NO QUESTION THE GOVERNOR MADE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE AMONG HIS LEFT-WING IDEOLOGICAL BASE WITHIN THE DEMOCRACTIC PARTY MAD WHEN HE SIGNED THE 'IN GOD WE TRUST' BILLS ON FRIDAY AND I BELIEVE OVER THE WEEKEND HE WAS TRYING TO SHORE UP HIS BASE BY ASSURING THEM THAT HE WAS STILL HOSTILE TOWARDS CERTAIN PEOPLE OF FAITH.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Glover/Family Policy Network]
[OUT Q=certain people of faith.]
A private donor is picking up the cost of printing enough posters for each of Virginia's 17-hundred public schools.
A spokeswoman for Governor Warner says his remarks were geared toward terrorists... but he also considers the Family Policy Network's views to be hurtful and hateful.
The administration also feels the F-P-N's demand for an apology is about publicity... not clarification.
A woman who worked on a Roanoke city grass-cutting crew two summers ago says her supervisor raped her on the job.
She's suing the city and the former supervisor, Michael Washington, for nearly two million dollars.
The complaint filed in federal court yesterday says the woman reported the incident to the city and filed a police report, but that the city did not fire Washington even after he pled guilty in court to sexual battery.
He resigned about two weeks later.