Today on News 7 at 5, another suspected terrorist is brought back to America.
and one County in our region finds a solution to its water problems just days before it could've run out of water.
Dense fog overnight followed by a sunny Tuesday. Full forecast details in a moment.
Also today, some Virginia residents are getting protection in case of a nuclear accident.
On Health Check, we will see a procedure that can help people lose 100 pounds a year. But it is not without controversy.
Plus...the jury deciding if a convicted murderer should live or die says it has a problem.
News 7 at Five is next.
A 22 year old is the sixth man charged in what is believed to be a Buffalo based terrorist cell.
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((WHY A U.S. CITIZEN WOULD EVER THINK THAT TERROR TRAINING CAMP IS HARD TO BELIEVE.))
[OUT Q=HARD TO BELIEVE.]
But that's just what authoroties say the suspects did.
The long arm of U-S law enforcement reached to (Ba-Rain) Bahrain over the weekend to arrest a man on his wedding day-
That man (Mukhtar al Bakri) is accused of being part of a Buffalo based terror ring.
Jennifer Miller has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Peter Ahearn/FBI Special Agent;]
[SUPER=01-Gov. George Pataki/New York;]
[Super=01-Sophia Mosed/Suspect's Sister;]
[OUT Q=New York.]
A NATURALIZED CITIZEN AND FORMER DELIVERY MAN IS THE SIXTH AMERICAN
CHARGED WITH AIDING TERRORISTS AS PART OF AN ALLEGED SLEEPER RING IN
WESTERN NEW YORK STATE. THE LATEST SUSPECT WAS ARRESTED ON HIS WEDDING
NIGHT AND ARRAIGNED TODAY IN FEDERAL COURT.
PETER AHEARN/FBI SPECIAL AGENT
"Some key evidence came into play ... solidifying evidence that we had last week ...."
INVESTIGATORS WON'T SAY WHAT THAT KEY EVIDENCE WAS, BUT THEY SAY
COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE MEN HAS PICKED UP IN THE PAST MONTH. THEY'VE
BEEN WATCHING THEM FOR MORE THAN A YEAR ... AFTER BEING TIPPED OFF BY
GOV. GEORGE PATAKI, NEW YORK
"We are encouraging people when the see something suspicous .... to
THE MEN IN U-S CUSTODY.. ALL AMERICANS ... ARE CHARGED WITH PROVIDING
MATERIALS AND RESOURCES TO A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION. PROSECUTORS SAY
THEY WERE TRAINED AT ONE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN'S AL QAIDA CAMPS, THE SAME
CAMP JOHN WALKER LINDH ATTENDED.
PETER AHEARN/FBI SPECIAL AGENT
"It leads one to ask the question that are there other individuals that someone may know .... training camp."
RELATIVES SAY THE SUSPECTS TRAVELED TO THE MIDDLE EAST FOR RELIGIOUS
SOPHIA MOSED/SUSPECT'S SISTER: Just because they went to Pakistan to extend their???/ Islamic religion .. They're not going to come back to blow down something , you know what I mean , they'r e innocent people.
SO FAR, AUTHORITIES ARE NOT DISCLOSING MANY DETAILS OF THEIR
INVESTIGATION, ONLY SAYING THEY DON'T BELIEVE THE MEN HAD ANYTHING TO DO
WITH THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS.
JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
Meanwhile five Al-Qaida suspects are on their way out of Pakistan in U-S CUSTODY-
Alleged September eleventh planner Ramzi Binalshibh is among the five suspects turned over to the Americans.
The F-B-I believes he wanted to be the 20th hijacker on
nine-eleven -- but couldn't get a visa to enter the U-S.
They say he instead provided logistical support for the operation.
A bombing near a bus stop in Chechyna... kills at least six people.
[VO-NAT 24 plus pad ]
Most of the casualties were civilians- raising questions over who might be responsble.
Separatist Chechen rebels have no record of random attacks on civilians.
Russian TV says the bomb may have been meant for two Russian military vehicles, but missed them- and instead hit a bus packed with people.
Six people included three women and two children were killed- 19 others are hospitalized.
As President Bush takes his case against Iraq to Middle America, his administration is making another pitch to the United Nations.
Its message: Take action against Saddam Hussein now, or America will.
Teri Okita has more from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Secretary of State;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=CBS News Washington.]
(((LOCATOR: UNITED NATIONS)
TRACK: SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL IS HOPING TO GET A U-N SECURITY
COUNCIL RESOLUTION ON IRAQ ON THE FAST TRACK. IN ANOTHER ROUND OF
BI-LATERAL TALKS, HE URGED MEMBERS TO PASS IT WITHIN WEEKS, NOT MONTHS.
THAT WOULD MEAN A QUICK DEADLINE FOR SADDAM HUSSEIN TO COMPLY OR FACE
CONSQUENCES FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.
(Super: Colin Powell/Secretary of State)
SOT: The political dynamic has changed, and theres a great deal of
pressure now being placed upon Iraq to come into compliance. (:06)
TRACK: CREDIT THE CHANGE, IN PART, TO PRESIDENT BUSH WORKING WITH THE
U-N AND SOFTENING HIS RHETORIC OF GOING IT ALONE. BUT, AT A SPEECH IN
IOWA, HE MADE IT CLEAR THAT SITTING BACK AND WAITING IS NOT AN OPTION.
SOT: Bush: If Iraq regimes continue to defy us and the world, we will
move deliberately, yet decisively, (:10) to hold Iraq to account. (:14)
TRACK: SAUDI ARABIA IS ONE OF THOSE NOW PUTTING PRESSURE ON SADDAM.
THE SAUDIS SAY THEYLL GO ALONG WITH ANY U-N RESOLUTION, INCLUDING
POSSIBLE MILITARY ACTION, BUT THEY DONT AGREE WITH UNILATERAL STRIKES
BY THE U-S. AND LIKE THE LAST GULF WAR, THEY'LL ALLOW U-S TROOPS TO USE
THEIR BASES AS A STAGING AREA.
TRACK: WHATEVER ACTION IS TAKEN, THE WHITE HOUSE REPORTEDLY SAYS IT CAN
AFFORD IT. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTS IT COULD COST UP TO 200
BILLION DOLLARS TO WAGE A WAR AGAINST IRAQ.
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)
STANDUP: Thats part of what Congress will look at when it holds
hearings later this week on the situation. President Bush wants
lawmakers to act quickly before the November elections raising
questions by Democrats about the timing and urgency of an Iraqi threat.
Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington..))
The jury deliberating the fate of David Westerfield has sentenced him to death by lethal injection.
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA]
Westerfield was convicted last month of kidnapping and killing of his seven year old neighbor, Danielle Van Dam.
The jury verdict in the penalty phase of the trial came on a day that began with jurors saying they were deadlocked.
The judge still has the option of reducing the sentence to life without parole.
The kidnapping was the first in a string of high-profile child abductions across the country this year.
They're breathing a sigh of relief in Amherst County where the area's severe water crisis has been alleviated, at least for now.
Work crews have finished a three and a-half mile pipeline from the James River to the county's Graham Creek Reservior.
They began pumping water this morning. The river will provide the county with about one million gallons of water a day.
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((DAN FRENCH/AMHERST CO. SERVICE AUTHORITY: THE AMOUNT OF WATER WE'RE ABLE TO PUMP OUT OF THE RIVER IS ROUGHLY EQUAL TO THE VOLUME OF WATER WE'RE CONSUMING EACH DAY IN THE COMMUNITY. SO IT WILL STOP THE RESERVIOR FROM DROPPING FURTHER, BUT IT WILL NOT REFILL UP THE RESERVOIR. WE HAVE TO DEPEND ON CONSERVATION AND ON A LITTLE RAIN TO ACCOMPLISH THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Dan French/Amherst Co. Service Authority;]
[OUT Q=to accomplish that.]
French says the county was about two to three weeks away from running our of water.
Mandatory water restrictions remain in effect.
Coming up next on the newscast, the state says it is ready to hand out a drug that can protect against radiation poisoning,
Plus we will see how a local furniture company announces it will not take a back seat to anyone.
Governor Mark Warner needs to act now rather than later on state budget cuts... so says House Majority Leader and Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith.
Members of the House Appropriations Committee met today in Richmond.
Griffith says the uncertainty over budget cuts is crippling planning efforts at many state agencies, colleges and universities.
((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/(R) SALEM: UNTIL WE KNOW WHERE THOSE CUTS ARE COMING IT HAS PUT A LOT OF FEAR IN PEOPLE'S MINDS AND SOME ANXIETY BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING. IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT A NUMBER OF PROJECTS ARE ON HOLD UNTIL WE FIND OUT WHERE THE CUTS ARE COMING AND WE DON'T ANTICIPATE HEARING FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, BASED ON WHAT I'VE HEARD TODAY PROBABLY FOR ANOTHER WEEK, MAYBE TWO WEEKS. HOPEFULLY SOONER THAN LATER.))
All state agencies have until Friday to submit plans for cutting their budgets by up to 15 percent.
The state of Virginia says it will begin distributing Potassium Iodide tablets to people who live within ten miles of the Surry and North Anna nuclear power plants.
The drug is used to prevent radiation poisoning of the thyroid gland, and will provide protection for 24 hours.
One dose will be made available to each of the estimated 330-thousand people who live or work within a ten-mile radius of the plants.
The state health commissioner says the state will store another 330-thousand doses to be made available in
the case of a nuclear accident.
America's weight problem is now a full-fledged epidemic. And for some people who've tried everything to lose weight, there is a surgical alternative that's gaining popularity. Dr. Sean Kenniff looks at this
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Christine Ren/Surgeon;]
[OUT Q=Sean Kenniff, CBS NEWS]
((FACING A MIDDLE AGE OF DIABETES, HEART DISEASE AND STROKE CAUSED
BY CARRYING TOO MUCH WEIGHT, MORE AND MORE PEOPLE LIKE HAIR SALON OWNER
ANGELA BADOLATO ARE TURNING TO SURGERY TO HELP THEM SLIM DOWN. ONE IN
TEN AMERICANS-- QUALIFY.
SOT: DR. CHRISTINE REN/SURGEON (OR DIR. SURGICAL WEIGHT LOSS), NYU
THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS COMING TO ME --SPECIFICALLY FOR GASTRIC BANDING--
HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED-- PRIMARILY BECAUSE MOST PATIENTS AND MOST
PEOPLE IN SOCIETY ARE AFRAID OF SURGERY.
TRACK: ...GASTRIC BANDING IS SURGERY....IT'S JUST FALLS UNDER THE
MEDICAL COMMUNITY'S NEW FAVORITE CATEGORY: MINIMALLY-INVASIVE-- MEANING
THE INCISION IS SMALLER...AND THE RECOVERY TIME-- A LOT QUICKER...WHICH
IS WHAT MAKES IT SO ATTRACTIVE.
(NAT SOT: THIS IS HOW IT GETS PUT IN...)
TRACK: ... THE LAP-BAND ...THE TRADE NAME FOR THE ACTUAL DEVICE USED IN
THE PROCEDURE...IS A TUBE THAT IS WRAPPED AROUND THE UPPER PART OF THE
STOMACH AND INFLATED WITH EITHER AIR ...OR SALINE SOLUTION...EFFECTIVELY
MAKING THE STOMACH A VERY SMALL POUCH...
(NAT SOT: NOW I HAVE THE BAND AROUND THE STOMACH...AND NOW IT'S TIME TO
LOCK THIS THING...)
(NAT SOT: THERE...IT'S LOCKED...LIKE A LITTLE BELT.)
TRACK: AND JUST LIKE A BELT, THE LAP BAND IS RESTRICTIVE. IT ALLOWS YOU
ONLY TO EAT A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF FOOD AT A TIME...
SOT: DR. REN
IT'S AN AID TO HELP PEOPLE CHANGE THEIR EATING HABITS-- TO FEEL FULL
WITH LESS FULL.
TRACK: BUT DR. REN CAUTIONS-- IT IS NOT A MIRACLE CURE. YOU CAN OVEREAT
IT-- EAT THE WRONG FOODS OR JUST ALL DAY LONG-- AND NEVER LOSE ANY
WEIGHT... AND-- IT IS A SURGERY--AND CARRIES THE USUAL RISKS.
TRACK: AFTER 3-MONTHS-- ANGELA HAS LOST ALMOST 50-POUNDS.
SOT: I FEEL LIKE A DIFFERENT PERSON. JUST EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED. I AM
JUST SO MUCH HAPPIER.
TRACK: DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))
patients can expect to lose 1-2 pounds a week...or 50-100 pounds a year. It is however-- a permanent surgery. Doctors will not remove it after you are down to your normal weight.
Bassett Furniture is pulling a big seat up to the table...
The company unveiled "The Big Chair" at its headquarters today.
It took a crew of 10 about five-months to construct the chair.
The 5-thousand pound chair will now travel to new Bassett Furniture Direct store openings around the country ... hoping to spark sales.
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((ROB SPILLMAN/PRES. & CEO BASSETT FURNITURE; THERE'S A LOT OF COMPETITION NOT ONLY IN FURNITURE BUT IN ALL RETAIL, LOTS OF MEDIA SO WE SAID WE NEEDED SOMETHING REALLY EXCITING TO CUT THROUGH THE CLUTTER.))
[SUPER=01-Rob Spillman/Bassett Furniture President & CEO; ]
[OUT Q=THE CLUTTER]
The chair is also part of Basset's year long centennial anniversary.
It's modeled after the company's number one seller - - the Grove Park collection.
The Big Chair is headed to Texas this week for store openings around the state.
Coming up next on the newscast,
we'll meet a dog who has her own seeing eye dog. Stay with us.
When it's time to take her poodles for a walk, Cherry Lea Lawton has to take special precautions.
Poodle Megan is blind and relies on her sister Millie to show her the way.
Cherry consulted a number of vets in the hope that they might be able to improve Megan's condition but instead was advised to put her down - an option Cherry wouldn't consider.
As Millie started to look after Megan, Megan began to rely on her sister more and more, following her every step.
Cherry fitted Millie with a bell so that Megan could hear where her sister was going.
The pair have since become inseparable and Megan's confidence has grown quite a bit, even so much so that she sometimes reverses the roles, charging off and dragging Millie behind her.
Coming up next on the newscast, Mike Stevens will tell us how a former state athlete was able to turn the Steel Curtain to rust last night,
Then a little later, we will tell you why Star Wars is preparing to return to the theaters in a VERY big way.
Good afternoon everybody - the two minute ticker begins with a couple of Tech football note.
The 7th ranked Hokie roll into College Station, Texas Saturday to battle Texas A & M.
This afternoon Frank Beamer named Bryan Randall his starting quarterback for the game.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Thursday; :00]
Meanwhile the Big East conference named Kevin Jones its offensive player of the week. He had 171 yards and three touchdowns in the rout of Marshall last Thursday.
Linebacker Mikal Baaque earned Big East defensive honors. In his third game as a starter the sophomore had 8 tackles a pass breakup and this key interception against Marshall.
More on the A&M game at six in the Tech 2002 report.
The Virginia football team returns to game action this Saturday afternoon at three pm against the Akron Zips at Scott Stadium in the first ever meeting between the two schools.
Steve Mason gets us up to speed on the 1-and-2 Wahoos after their bye week.
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[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/This Afternoon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; :13]
[SUPER=01-Angelo Crowell/Averaging 11 Tackles a Game; :38]
[SUPER=01-Kwakou Robinson/UVa Freshman Defensive Lineman; :50]
[SUPER=01-Marques Hagans/205 Total Yards This Season; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Art Thomas/UVa Junior Cornerback; 1:23]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS]
[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/ESPN-Last Night; :00]
Speaking of UVa - former Cavaliers great Terry Kirby turned out the lights on the Pittsburgh Steelers last night.
After Pittsburgh had ended the third quarter with a touchdown to get within three points of Oakland at 20-to-17, Kirby took the ensuing kickoff 96 yards for a score.
The Raiders never looked back winning it 30-to-17.
The Steelers are now 0-and-2.
Tonight, week number two of the season comes to close in the nation's capital with the Redskins hosting the Eagles. More on that at the top of the hour.
Take care folks. Jean will be right back in just a moment.
[GO TO BREAK]
Sports fans may want to keep their cell phones hand as the major league baseball season winds down.
With that and more news from the technotainment world. Here's Jody Davis.
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[OUT Q=Jody Davis Reporting.]
HOW'D YOU LIKE TO
ACCESS FENWAY PARK OR
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BETTER YET... HOW ABOUT WATCHING A MOVIE OR SURFING THE WEB... ON
JODY DAVIS HAS IT ALL IN THIS EDITION OF TECHNOTAINMENT.
IT'S POPULAR ON AIRPLANES, SO WHY NOT ON PASSENGER TRAINS?
AMTRAK IS GIVING PASSENGERS ON ONE NORTHEASTERN ROUTE THE CHANCE
TO WATCH MOVIES AND TELEVISION, AND CHECK E-MAIL AND SHOP ONLINE VIA A
HIGH-SPEED CONNECTION... ALL FROM THE TRAIN'S CAFE CAR.
THE SERVICE IS ADVERTISER-SUPPORTED.
IT'S A TRIAL RUN... AND MORE ROUTES MAY BE ADDED IF IT'S A
THESE DAYS... CELL PHONES CAN BE USED TO SEND TEXT MESSAGES AND
PLAY VIDEO GAMES.
NOW.. ADD ONE MORE FEATURE... LISTENING TO A BALLGAME.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL HAS HOOKED UP WITH REAL NETWORKS TO OFFER
PLAY-BY-PLAY AUDIO OF ANY BIG-LEAGUE GAME.
TWO CONDITIONS... YOU NEED TO BE AN AT T WIRELESS CUSTOMER... AND
BE WILLING TO SHELL OUT 20 BUCKS A MONTH FOR THE PRIVELEGE.
IT SEEMS OUTER SPACE AND IMAX THEATERS GO TOGETHER LIKE PEANUT
BUTTER AND JELLY. THIS SUMMER... THE FILM "APOLLO 13" WAS RELEASED IN
THE IMAX GIANT-SCREEN SURROUND FORMAT.
NOW... THERE'S A NEW DEAL TO DO THE SAME WITH STAR WARS EPISODE
2: ATTACK OF THE CLONES.
THE PREMIERE IS SET FOR NOVEMBER 1ST AT MORE THAN 70 IMAX
THEATERS. AND THAT'S THE LATEST IN TECHNOTAINMENT.
I'M JODY DAVIS REPORTING.))