President Bush may go to Congress for support on Iraq, after all.
White House attorneys say Bush doesn't NEED Congressional
approval to launch an attack.
But his advisers believe it would be prudent to seek some sort of expression of support-- IF he decides on military action.
Senator John Warner is among the lawmakers insisting that Congress be heard on the debate over Iraq.
As the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Warner wants Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to discuss how prepared U-S forces are for a war against Iraq.
Expect less- inquisitive ticket agents when you take a flight from now on..
Beginning today, airline ticket agents will no longer ask whether you've watched your luggage closely.
The new head of the transportation security administration says the questions were a hassle-- and never actually prevented a bombing or hijacking.
The president of the Air Travelers Association says a terrorist wouldn't answer the questions correctly, anyway.
One man was killed and another was injured in an accident on Route 221 last night...
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Police say 54- year- old James Henry Dillon of Woolwine rounded the curve on the wrong side of Bent Mountain Road and collided nearly head- on with a "flatbed tow truck" carrying two cars.
Dillon was pronounced dead at the scene,
The tow truck driver, Steve Willy Webb of Meadows of Dan, was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with un-specified injuries.
The cause of the wreck is still under investigation.
Testimony continues today in the trial of Campbell County woman accused of killing her husband.
Authorities hope the trial will help them solve the disappearance and apparent murder of another man in Nelson County four years ago.
Steve Smallshaw has more from Rustburg.
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[SUPER=01-Neil Vener/Prosecutor; :18]
[SUPER=01-Rob Thompson/Campbell Co. Sheriff's Department; :41]
[SUPER=01-Ed Watkins/Nelson Co. Sheriff's Department; 1:10]
[OUT Q=Smallshaw, News7.]
(( 48-year-old Elizabeth Farinacci refused to look at photographs of her dead husband as they were shown to the jury in this first day of testimony in her murder trial.
Prosecutor Neil Vener also pointed out Elizabeth never showed any interest in rushing to her husband's side the morning he was shot.
((NEIL VENER/PROSECUTOR: SHE WAS NOT HYSTERICAL, SHE WAS NOT CRYING, SHE WAS AWFUL CALM FOR A WOMAN WHOSE HUSBAND WAS LAYING IN THE GARAGE BLEEDING TO DEATH.))
[OUT Q=bleeding to death.]
That's because police believe Elizabeth killed her husband and enlisted two friends to concoct an alibi.
Her motive they say? To cover up her involvement in the murder of Jeffrey Quick.
Frank Farinacci had been a suspect in Quick's disappearance and investigators say he was ready to confess.
((INVEST. ED WATKINS/NELSON CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: MY RESPONSE TO HIM WAS I KNOW ONE SIDE OF THE STORY, I NEED TO KNOW YOUR SIDE OF THE STORY. AND MR. FARINACCI RESPONDED 'I'M GOING TO TELL YOU, I'M GOING TO TELL YOU, BUT NOT TODAY.'))
[OUT Q=but not today.]
About a week later, Farinacci was dead.
Elizabeth Farinacci has told police it could have been friends of Frank or members of the Pagans motorcycle gang who killed him.. and she now fears for her own life.
((INVEST. ROB THOMPSON/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: SHE SAYS NO, THE SAME PEOPLE THAT KILLED FRANK I'M SURE WILL KILL ME. Prosecutor: DID YOU ASK HER WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE? Thompson: YES. Prosecutor: AND WHAT DID SHE SAY? Thompson: SHE JUST SAID PEOPLE.))
[OUT Q=she just said 'people'.]
((Investigator Thompson says Farinacci would not say whether the people she fears are the same men she thinks killed a Henry County couple and abducted their daughter two weeks ago. Testimony will resume Thursday morning. Steve Smallshaw, News7.))
[OUT Q=Smallshaw, News7.] ))
Investigators in Henry County say they've looked into claims similar to Farinacci's but have found no evidence to back them up.
Meanwhile, There are still no suspects in the kidnapping of Jennifer Short or the murders of her parents.
But Sheriff Frank Cassell says his investigators are interviewing people who may know who did it.
Cassell says investigators have questioned dozens of people associated with the Shorts, and given as many as a dozen lie detector tests.
Investigators are still hoping to locate a man who may have harrassed Mary Short when she worked at the Pluma plant a decade ago.
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[SOT 1:35 - :51]
[IN Q=Certainly, we'd like]
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff]
[OUT Q=want to talk to him.]
Deputies are still working around the clock on the case.
Cassell says the state compensation board has promised to come through with some money to pay the overtime.
A reward in the case is up to 13-thousand dollars.
The City of Martinsville chipped in one thousand dollars Tuesday night.
A man with two prior D-U-I convictions goes on trial today .. charged with a D-U-I accident that killed a Smith Mountain Lake Woman. This is the same case dismissed earlier this year on a legal technicality.
State police say William Robert Fitzgerald was at the wheel of a car that struck Ellen Marie Schenker head-on and killed her .. seven hours after Fitzgerald was released from jail for drunk driving.
Witnesses at an earlier hearing said his blood alcohol content was well above the legal limit.
Fitzgerland's attorney says the wreck was the result of medication, not drunk driving.
In business news, Job cuts at Nortel Networks and a downbeat brokerage report on Sun
Microsystems all helped to push stock prices lower yesterday.
Ed Crane has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=I'm EC. CBS MArketwatch NY]
((STOCKS ARE ON A ROLL..BACKWARDS
FOR A SECOND DAY IT WAS RED INK ALL AROUND ON WALL STREET
THE DOW'S CLOSED DOWN
THE NASDAQ IS OFF
AND THE S AND P FELL BY 17
TECH STOCKS WERE ON THE ROPES ALL DAY AFTER WORD FROM THE BIG TELECOM COMPANY NORTEL NETWORKS THAT IT'S CUTTING IT'S SA
LES FORECAST FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR AND TRIMMING 7 THOUSAND JOBS---ABOUT 16 PERCENT OF IT'S REMAINING WORK FORCE....
MAYBE THE BIGGEST STORY OF THE DAY---THE INDICTMENTS OF TWO FORMER WORLD COM FINANCIAL EXECS. FORMER C-F-O SCOTT SULLIV
AN AND WORLD COM'S ACCOUNTING CHIEF BUFORD YATES
INDICTED BY A FEDERAL GRAND JURY ON NUMEROUS COUNTS OF SECURITIES FRAUD..WOPRD IS THERE MAY BE MORE INDICTMENTS TO COME...
PHILLIP MORRIS MADE NEWS ON TWO FRONTS, IT ANNOUNCED A TEN PERCENT BOOST IN IT'S STOCK DIVIDEND. IT WILL NOW PAY SHAREHOLDERS MORE THAN 2 DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS PER SHARE EACH YEAR...IT'S ALSO NAMED LOUIS CAMILLERI TO SUCCEED GEOFFRY BIBLE AS C-E-O..
RUMOURS OF BANKRUPTCY CONTINUE TO SWIRL AROUND UNITED AIRLINES..THAT SENT UNITED PARENT U-A-L SHARES AND THOSE OF COMPETITORS TUMBLING. AMERICAN PARENT A-M-R, DELTA AND CONTINENTAL ALSO FELL.
BOEING MACHINISTS ARE SET TO VOTE ON A NEW CONTRACT TOMORROW OR IF TURNED DOWN, A STRIKE TO COMMENCE ON LABOR DAY.THE TWO SIDES ARE STILL FAR APART ON BENEFITS ISSUES.
baseball players coud shut things down friday ---AND WHILE AMERICAN MAJOR LEAGUERS ARE CONSIDERING A STRIKE THIS WEEK,
THEIR JAPANESE COUNTERPARTS ARE HAVING THEIR OWN PROBLEMS WITH MANAGEMENT. JAPANESE BASEBALL PLAYERS ARE SUING THE OWNERS OVER THE RIGHTS TO THE USE OF PLAYER LIKENESSES IN VIDEO GAMES..
GET MORE ON OUR WEBSITE. CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM... ED CRANE, CBS MARKETWATCH, NY.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
Police are still searching for a nine- year- old Southern California boy who was abducted from his home at gunpoint.
Authorities are ALSO looking for Nicholas Farber's mother.
Farber had been in his father's custody for only two weeks.
[SUPER=03-Palm Desert, CA;]
Police are investigating whether the boy could be at the center of a custody dispute.
Two men forced their way into the Farber home early yesterday, assaulted Nicholas' father, and took the boy away.
An American- born Muslim is now indicted on terrorism charges after being detained for over a month.
James (oo-JAH-mah) Ujaama was indicted in federal court in Seattle yesterday on charges of conspiring to help al- Qaida.
Investigators say he was planning to start a terrorism training camp in Oregon.
(oo-JAH-mah) Ujaama says he's innocent.
Meanwhile, a federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted five men on charges of conspiring to give "material support and resources to terrorists."
The government says attacks were to be carried out in Jordan,
Turkey, and the U-S.
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]
The risk of breast cancer, heart attack, and stroke associated with Hormone Replacement Therapy has some women choosing natural alternatives.
But are herbal supplements any safer...and what should you know about taking them.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has some answers in this morning's Health Check,.
[IN Q=The recent findings]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mona Sadek/Roanoke Valley Women's Center;36]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin']
((The recent findings that hormone replacement therapy, particularly Prempro can increase a woman's risk for breast cancer, heart attack and stroke... are validation for Charlotte White.
She believes she made the right choice when she began taking herbal supplements three years ago.
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[IN Q=For me it's worked wonderfully]
((FOR ME IT'S WORKED WONDERFULLY AND I WOULD NOT CHANGE WHAT I'M DOING BASED HOW I FEEL LET ALONE ALL THE INFORMATION THAT'S COMING OUT NOW ABOUT HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY))
[OUT Q=about hormone replacements]
With more patients choosing herbal remedies...doctors are questioning if they are any safer?
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[IN Q=All these natural products are not]
((ALL THESE NATURAL PRODUCTS ARE NOT WITHOUT THEIR OWN SIDE EFFECTS OR WITHOUT SIDE EFFECT WITHOUT INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER DRUGS. I ALREADY MENTIONED THESE ARE NOT FDA APPROVED SO BE CAREFUL ABOUT THE AMOUNT YOU TAKE EVERYDAY))
[OUT Q=take everyday]
Herbal supplements such as soy or isoflavens...are a type of plant estrogen..which may have the same side effectsas plain estrogen.
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[IN Q=Getting to much of that]
((GETTING TO MUCH OF THAT CAN STIMULATE THE BREAST AND UTERUS AND WE THEORIZE YOU CAN DEVELOP BREAST AND UTERINE CANCER AFTER LONG TERM USE))
[OUT Q=after long term use]
Sadek says more research needs to be done on herbal options confirming or disputing their safety.
As for White, she says she's in good health.
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[IN Q=It's just more of a confidence]
((IT'S JUST MORE OF A CONFIDENCE BOOSTER THAT I'M DOING THE RIGHT THING))
[OUT Q=doing the right thing]))
The National Institute of Health has started a one year study to look at one herbal option, black cohosh.
At this point, black cohosh is not recommend for menopausal symptoms for longer than six months, soy and isoflavens are only recommended for less than two years.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
Fire destroyed a home in Salem.
It broke out a little before eleven o-clock at a home on McCauley Avenue.
That's just off Electric Road.
The house is a total loss, but it appears no one was hurt.
A Pulaski man charged with a teenager's drug death will NOT face a murder charge, but will stand against a charge of distributing drugs to a minor.
Police say 32 year old Edward Lee Carter sold an eighth of a gram of cocaine last May to 16 year old Gaelen (GAY-len) Woods, who later died of an overdose. She was an 11th grade student at Pulaski County High School.
At Carter's preliminary hearing yesterday, a judge dismissed a second degree murder charge at the Commonwealth's request, but the distribution of drugs to a minor charge remains.
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[SOT - 1:52:48]
[IN Q=The other case of course,]
((EVERETT SHOCKLEY/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; THE OTHER CASE OF COURSE, WAS A MATTER OF A YOUNG LADY'S TESTIMONY AGAINST MY CLIENT, AND THERE ARE SEVERAL ASPECTS OF THAT THAT WE DO NOT AGREE WITH, AND THAT WILL BE REFUTED ON THE NEXT LEVEL, BUT WE CERTAINLY DON'T THINK THINGS HAPPENED AS SHE SAID.))
[SUPER=01-Everett Shockley/Defense Attorney;]
[OUT Q=happened as she said.]
Shockley says he plans to question testimony from 19 year old Whitney Friend, who investigators say set up the cocaine transaction between Carter and Woods.
His license plate suggests a self- image of "perfection..." but police videotape in this case may prove otherwise.
Police finally caught up with John Richard Hobson only by tracking down the tag: "P-R-F-C-K-T-N" after he managed to outrun police.
Two police cars were totaled trying to keep up with the fleeing vehicle... a chase recorded on videotape.
It shows Hobson's Camaro crossing the double yellow line four times- -at 80 to 90 miles an hour- -amid on-coming traffic, passing vehicles in his way.
The Camaro turned right onto Plantation Road, but Officer Hicks couldn't make the turn without broad-siding two northbound vehicles.
Hobson was convicted of reckless driving and fined 100 dollars. The felony charge of eluding police goes to the Grand Jury.
As the national debate over gay marriage continues, newspapers across the country have been reviewing their wedding page policies.
The New York Times recently decided to publish announcements of same-sex unions, and so has the Roanoke Times.
Publisher Wendy Zomparelli says The Roanoke Times considered the issue, before the New York Times announcement focused fresh attention on the policy.
She says the paper will accept announcements of commitment ceremonies, provided the union is recognized by a government entity... and at least one partner is a native or resident of the newspaper's circulation area.
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[IN Q=I think it says]
((REV. CATHERINE HOUCHINS/METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH: I THINK IT SAYS THERE IS ANOTHER DOOR OPENING. I THINK IT SAYS THAT THE ISSUE IS STILL OUT THERE BEING CONSIDERED, AND I REALLY ADMIRE THE TIMES FOR CONSIDERING IT, GIVEN ALL THEY'VE DONE AROUND THE TOPIC THE LAST TWO YEARS.))
((WARREN KING/SHENANDOAH BAPTIST CHURCH: I'M OPPOSED TO IT, BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO CONDONE THAT WHICH I THINK IS WRONG IN GOD'S EYES. AND IF I REALLY LOVE SOMEBODY AND BELIEVE WHAT GOD SAYS, THEN I'M THE HYPOCRITE IF I CONDONE ON ONE HAND, WHAT IS OPPOSITE OF WHAT I BELIEVE TO BE TRUTH.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Catherine Houchins/Metropolitan Community Church; :00]
[SUPER=01-Warren King/Shenandoah Baptist Church; :16]
[OUT Q=what I believe to be the truth.]
The Roanoke Times hasn't received any requests to publish a same- sex commitment notice.
And because Vermont is the only state that currently recognizes same- sex unions, the paper isn't expecting to receive very many.
Going once...going twice.
Those were the words heard in downtown Blacksburg yesterday... as several high-profile properties were auctioned off.
[IN Q=four thirty]
[OUT Q=four forty]
H-C-M-F is a real-estate company that owns 20 properties in Southwest Virginia, including the Lyric Theatre in downtown Blacksburg.
19-of those properties were up for auction.
The money will make up for the company's debt after a Medicare-Medicaid fraud cost it last December.
Officials say yesterday's auction raked in more than 12 and a half million dollars...
The re-construction of the Pentagon is almost complete... nearly one year after the September 11th attacks.
Project officials say the work will be complete next week, both under budget and in record time.
Starting last October, construction crews worked around the clock, seven days a week to rebuild what was destroyed in the attack.
[IN Q=NOT EVEN BEGINNING DEMOLITION ]
((RACHEL DECKER/PENTAGON RENOVATION PROJECT: NOT EVEN BEGINNING DEMOLITION UNTIL OCTOBER 18TH WE HAVE WORKED AT BREAKNECK SPEED TO ENSURE THAT WE COULD BRING THE PENTAGON BACK TO LIFE AND ENSURE THAT WE WERE OCCUPIED AND ABLE TO PERFORM MISSIONS FOR THE U.S. MILITARY ABROAD BY SEPTEMBER 11TH.))
[SUPER=01-Rachel Decker/Pentagon Reconstruction Project]
[OUT Q=ABROAD BY SEPTEMBER 11TH.]
Project officials say the new section has the same Indiana limestone facade as the original but a stronger, cinderblock-walled interior.
A chapel and memorial to the 184 people who died in the attack have also been added.
Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center is looking overseas for tenants...
Its President just returned from Israel - - where he met with 60-companies interested in reaching the U-S market.
Meredith says Israel is a good choice because there's very few language barriers and it has strong technology advances.
It could be years before offices are opened in Blacksburg but Meredith says it may be the start of something big...
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[IN Q=my belief]
((JOE W. MEREDITH/CRC PRESIDENT; MY BELIEF IS IF WE CAN GET ONE OR TWO OR THREE OR FIVE COMPANIES TO COME HERE I'M ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED THAT THEY'LL HAVE AN INCREDIBLY GOOD EXPERIENCE BOTH AND WORK AND AT HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Joe W. Meredith/CRC President;]
[OUT Q=AND AT HOME.]
And that more will come.
Meredith says by internationalizing the research park - world class technologies can be produced.
The next step is for twenty of the Israeli companies to visit Blacksburg in October.
Meredith says they've also had talks with Germany, Austria and Japan.