In Dallas this morning, police say a man they have in custody killed his wife and two children-- one child just an infant.
A total of five people were shot to death.
Melissa McDermott has the story.
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[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gussie McClendon/Neighbor; :14]
[SUPER=01-B. J. Johnson/Neighbor; :20]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Gary Kirkpatrick/Dallas Police Department; :39]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :52]
[SUPER=01-Anna Carter/Neighbor; :58]
[OUT Q=McDermott, CBS News.]
at :00 (locator: Dallas)
POLICE ARRESTED THE SUSPECT IN A SHOPPING CENTER ONLY ONE BLOCK FROM THE SHOOTING.
AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THE MAN IN CUSTODY SHOT A TOTAL OF SIX PEOPLE.... KILLING FIVE.
THE DEAD INCLUDE HIS WIFE, AND TWO CHILDREN..... ONE OF THEM A ONE YEAR OLD.
at :14(SOT- Gussie McClendon/Neighbor)
"I can't believe it, I'm shocked, I really am"
at :19(SOT- BJ Johnson/Neighbor)
"it's just though, because you hate to hear about things like this happening, but now to see it actually happen up close is.. I don't know it's just horrific."
A MAN BELIEVED TO BE THE SUSPECT'S FATHER-IN-LAW WAS FOUND WITH THE OTHER FOUR BODIES IN THE HOME.
AUTHORITIES SAY ONE WOMAN SURVIVED THE SHOOTING AND MANAGED TO STUMBLE TO A NEIGHBORS HOME FOR HELP.
at :39 (SOT - Sgt. Gary Kirkpatrick/Dallas Police Dept.)
"I've talked to some of the neighbors out here who heard the shots and they said it sounded like a string of fireworks going off.
It was repeatedly, one shot after another slight pause then multiple shots again"
OFFICERS FOUND THE SUSPECT IN HIS VEHICLE JUST ONE BLOCK AWAY.
THEY RECOVERED A HANDGUN AND ARRESTED HIM.
at :58 (SOT- Anna Carter/Neighbor)
"he come and talk to me and he was painting the house this morning. And he was very nice people I just don't know what's happened."
MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS.
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Today President Bush will be in Pennsylvania to talk with the nine coal miners rescued last week.
He'll also honor the rescue workers who saved them.
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Last night, hundreds gathered with the miners at a church service to give thanks.
The service included hymns and readings from various Bible passages.
One woman attending the service said the rescue was an act of "divine intervention."
The men were trapped for three days in the mine, 240- feet underground.
Roanoke's main water supply is about to hit another milestone.
Carvin's Cove is currently twenty- nine- point- nine feet below the spillway.
Stage four of the city's water conservation plan kicks in when the level of Carvins Cove hits THIRTY feet below the spillway.
But right now city officials say they are not planning any tougher restrictions.
In fact, there is a possibility the city may relax some of those restrictions in the future.
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[IN Q=Obviously as we get]
((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: OBVIOUSLY AS WE GET MORE WATER AND CRYSTAL SPRING WILL COME BACK ON-LINE PERMANENTLY BY OCTOBER FIRST WE HAVE SOME TEMPORARY FILTERS THAT WE ARE USING NOW TO BRING WATER IN AND DEPENDING ON WHAT KIND OF RAINFALL WE HAVE WE MAY LOOK AT LESSEN THE RESTRICTIONS BUT RIGHT NOW WE REALLY GOT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE PLANNING FOR FUTURE MONTHS BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE LIKE.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager]
[OUT Q=will be like]
Crystal Spring came back online this past week which should add another four million gallons of water a day to the city's water supply.
They should be gone exactly one year.
A National Guard Battalion from southside is on its way to help fight the war on terrorism.
Justin McLeod has more on their farewell, their mission and their sacrifice.
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[SUPER=01-Beau Weaver/National Guard Soldier; :24]
[SUPER=01-Rashawn Blanding/National Guard Soldier; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Lakisha Jackson/Family Member; 1:23]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Danville]
((((NAT SOUND OF BAGPIPES AT 3:32:10))
It was a morning filled with tributes, goodbye's, and plenty of tears.
[IN Q=It's a sad morning]
((NICHOLAS GILES/NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIER: IT'S A SAD MORNING FOR A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE, BUT WE'RE DOING SOMETHING FOR THE COUNTRY.))
[OUT Q=for the country]
What they're doing is taking part in Operation Noble Eagle.
It is a homeland defense mission created in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks.
[IN Q=None of us really]
((BEAU WEAVER/NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIER: NONE OF US REALLY KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. I MEAN EVERYONE IS KINDA LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING THEIR PART.))
[OUT Q=playing their part]
((QUICK NAT SOUND OF ROLL CALL))
Playing their part will be 265 soldiers from the National Guard's 1st Battalion 246th Field Artillery unit.
It is comprised of soldiers from Danville, Martinsville, Chatham, and South Boston, and this is the first time since the Korean war the entire battalion has been called to active duty.
[IN Q=These troops are leaving]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THESE TROOPS ARE LEAVING DANVILLE FOR FORT NIX NEW JERSEY WHERE THEY'LL SPEND SEVERAL WEEKS OF INTENSE TRAINING. FROM THERE, THEY'LL BE PROVIDING SECURITY FOR A MILITARY BASE SOMEWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI.))
[OUT Q=of the Mississippi]
((NAT SOUND OF CAR DRIVING BY 3:11:17))
It is a mission that will last until August 1st of next year.
[IN Q=I'm not nervous]
((RASHAWN BLANDING/NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIER: I'M NOT NERVOUS, BUT ANXIOUS. I WANT TO GET IT OVER WITH CAUSE ONE YEAR IS REALLY HARD BUT WE'LL BE ABLE TO COPE WITH IT.))
[OUT Q=to cope with it]
Coping with it won't be as easy for the families these soldiers leave behind.
[IN Q=What's it going to be like]
((LAKISHA JACKSON/FAMILY MEMBER: WHAT'S IT GOING TO BE LIKE THE NEXT YEAR OR SO. THAT'S A HARD QUESTION TO ANSWER I REALLY DON'T KNOW. WE'LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.))
And for that reason, many of these soldiers are hoping this mission feels like it's over sooner rather than later.
[IN Q=I'm proud but just]
((JACKSON: I'M PROUD BUT JUST GOING TO GET THE MISSION DONE SO I CAN GO BACK TO SEE MY FAMILY.))
[OUT Q=see my family]
((NAT SOUND OF AMAZING GRACE))
It is a mission, and a sacrifice, all in the name of freedom.
((NAT SOUND OF AMAZING GRACE))
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville.))
In business news, Goldman Sachs (Sacks) is now predicting the Fed will cut interest rates by the end of the year.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]
((JUST FIVE WEEKS AGO, GOLDMAN SACHS PREDICTED THE FEDERAL RESERVE WOULD NEED
TO RAISE INTEREST RATES IN THE COMING MONTHS.. NOW THE FIRM HAS HAD A
CHANGE OF HEART..
A STRING OF WEAK ECONOMIC REPORTS, CAPPED BY A DISAPPOINTING JULY EMPLOYMENT
REPORT HAS GOLDMAN SACHS PREDICTING A FED RATE CUT BY THE END OF THE YEAR.
THE BROKERAGE FIRM SAYS IT MAY BE NEEDED TO PREVENT A DOUBLE DIP RECESSION.
WE GET MORE ECONOMIC TEA LEAVES THIS WEEK WITH REPORTS ON INFLATION AT THE
WHOLESALE LEVEL AND SECOND QUARTER PRODUCTIVITY.
ON WALL STREET..
THE DOW SANK 193 POINTS..
AND NOW ERASED ALL OF ITS 447 POINT GAIN LAST MONDAY. FOR THE WEEK, IT STILL
GAINED ABOUT HALF A PERCENT.
THE NASDAQ TUMBLED 32. ON THE WEEK, IT WAS DOWN 1.1 PERCENT.
DISNEY LED THE DECLINE FOR THE DOW AFTER THE MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT GIANT
SAID EARNINGS ARE DROPPING AS THEME PARK ATTENDANCE SLIPS.
UAL, THE PARENT OF UNITED AIRLINES IS A STOCK TO WATCH IN THE WEEKS AHEAD..
THE CARRIER CONFIRMED IT HAD HIRED BANKRUPTCY LAWYERS LATE LAST YEAR. UAL
WOULDN'T COMMENT ON IF OR WHEN IT WOULD FILE FOR BANKRUTPCY.
MORE LEGAL TROUBLES FOR MARTHA STEWART.
A STOCKHOLDER IN STEWART'S COMPANY IS SUING THE DOMESTIC DIVA FOR
UNSPECIFIDED DAMAGES. CONRAD HAHN OF FLORIDAY SAYS STEWART BREACHED HER
DUTIES TO HER INVESTORS BY BECOMING INVOLVED IN THE IMCLONE SYSTEMS INSIDER
TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ...
AT THE NASDAQ I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS IN NY.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
An unexpected discovery at an abandoned strip mine in Wise County--
Police say they found a marijuana crop last week worth about four- million dollars.
Investigators say they found two- thousand well- concealed plants near the Dickenson County border.
So far, there's no word of any arrests, but investigators say they have some promising leads.
People convicted of growing and selling marijuana in Virginia
can receive up to 40 years in prison.
New revenue estimates due in mid-August may bring more cuts in state spending.
And Governor Warner says the disappointing numbers may also spark a debate on the future of state government.
Governor Warner spoke about the state's budget problems during a visit to the Roanoke Valley last week.
You need only watch the stock market and the economy, he said, to know that revenue projections made last Spring are probably no longer valid.
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[IN Q=Remember, we've just cut]
((GOV. MARK WARNER: REMEMBER, WE'VE JUST CUT OUT THREE POINT EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS OUT OF OUR BUDGET THE LAST SESSION. WITH THESE NEW CUTS THAT ARE COMING ABOUT, I THINK IT'S GOING WAY PAST THE FAT. I THINK IT'S GOING PAST THE MUSCLE. IT'S INTO BONE, I THINK, WHEN WE SEE THE NEXT LEVEL OF REDUCTIONS.))
[OUT Q=when we see the next level of reductions.]
A commission headed by former Governor Doug Wilder is already considering ways to streamline state government.
Warner says if the shortfall is as large as he expects, Virginia may have to shut down some state functions.
Winds and strong undersea currents are delaying an attempt to raise the gun turret of the Civil War ironclad U-S-S Monitor.
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[SUPER=03-Hatteras, NC; ]
The 120-ton revolving gun turret is in 240 feet of water off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
Earlier, officials delayed work because of swift undersea currents that could sweep away the divers and equipment.
Divers have to position a lifting sling on the turret, which will be winched onto a platform before it can be raised.
Sixteen crew members were lost when the ship sank in a storm on December 31st, 1862.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode says he's happy to officially be a Republican in the halls where he serves.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./This Weekend]
Last week, Congress officially recognized his change in party affiliation from an independent to a Republican, several months after he won the party's nomination for re-election.
Goode says he doesn't think his party switch will be a big campaign issue as he seeks re-election.
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[IN Q=Some might, if you're a straight]
((VIRGIL GOODE/SOME MIGHT, IF YOU'RE A STRAIGHT ARROW DEMOCRAT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO LIKE IT IF YOU'RE STRAIGHT ARROW REPUBLICAN MAYBE YOU WILL LIKE IT BUT THE STAND ON THE ISSUES ARE THE SAME AS THEY WERE FIVE YEARS AGO. I VOTED CONSERVATIVELY AND IF I AM RE-ELECTED I WILL VOTE CONSERVATIVELY IN THE FUTURE.))
[OUT Q=in the future]
Goode's opponent this November is Democratic candidate Meredith Richards of Charlottesville.
Another Congressman from our area is not switching parties but switching his stance.
Representative Bob Goodlatte is defending his decision to seek re-election in 2004.
The Republican made a promise when he originally ran for Congress in 1992 that he would not serve for more than 12 years.
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[IN Q=While I continue to]
((BOB GOODLATTE: WHILE I CONTINUE TO SUPPORT TERM LIMITS I THINK THAT THEY SHOULD APPLY EQUALLY TO EVERYBODY AS OTHERWISE IT IS A DISADVANTAGE FOR THE CONSTITUENTS OF THOSE MEMBERS WHO LIMIT THEMSELVES, NEVER GETTING TO THE POSITION OF LEADERSHIP THAT THEY CAN DO THE MOST GOOD FOR THEIR CONSTITUENTS.))
[OUT Q=for their constituents]
Goodlatte is running unopposed in his new redistricted 6th district this fall.
Children, not animals, were the stars at Mill Mountain Zoo.
They were there to celebrate the second annual National Kids Day.
The goal of the event is for adults and kids to spend meaningful time together.
Some of yesterday's activities included nature crafts, face painting, and family scavenger hunts.
Kids also had a chance to make their own taco, thanks to Taco Bell.