He's been a focus of the investigation into the Short family murder case.
Today Garrison Bowman was released from jail.
And Pittsylvania County authorities are investigating the murders of a father and son.
Most of the showers move on but the clouds hand tuff......when will the sunshine return.....I'll let you know in your forecast....
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
A man once called a material witness in the murders of the Short family is released from police custody.
Garrison Bowman is headed back to North Carolina after a federal magistrate released him from custody this morning.
He's no longer considered a material witness in the murders of Jennifer Short and her parents.
U-S attorneys made a motion to free Bowman, saying he'd cooperated with investigators.
Bowman will stay with friends who came to pick him up from North Carolina.
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((I'M NOT REALLY FREE YET. WE'RE JUST GOING THROUGH THE STAGES. BUT WHEN ALL THIS IS OVER, BELIEVE ME, YOU'RE GONNA GET IT WITH BOTH BARRELS.))
[OUT Q=with both barrels, believe me.]
He'll still have to appear before a federal grand jury on November 12th in Roanoke.
Bowman's lawyer says his client has NEVER met the Shorts.
Investigators won't say if he's still considered a witness in the case.
Authorities in Pittsylvania County are investigating the early morning murders of a father and son.
The bodies of Julian Clifton Lewis, Junior and his son, Charles J. Lewis, were found at a home on Loop Road around four this morning.
Both had been shot with a shotgun.
An autopsy is scheduled in Roanoke.
If you have any information about the crime you're asked to contact the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office.
Officials in Florida are scrambling to figure out what to do with more than 200 Haitian refugees, who came ashore yesterday.
This, as protesters claim that there's a double standard.
If Cuban refugees reach dry land, they're allowed to stay, but Haitians are not.
Stacy Case has more.
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NAT-- jumping from boat
THE PICTURES ARE CHILLILNG-- MORE THAN 200 HAITIAN IMMIGRANTS RISKING
THEIR LIVES FOR A SMALL TASTE OF FREEDOM--- AND A SMALL TASTE IT WAS.
THEY'RE BEING HELD IN DETENTION, AWAITING PROCESSING. AND UNLIKE
CUBANS WHO REACH U-S SOIL, HAITIANS ARE USUALLY DENIED POLITICAL ASYLUM
AND SENT BACK HOME.
SUPER: CAPTAIN WAYNE JUSTICE/U-S COAST GUARD
"from our perspective it was a successful interdiction and the coast
guard and the other agencies were able to effect the mission"
TRACK: FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH SAYS THE WHITE HOUSE PROMISES THE
IMMIGRANTS WILL GET QUOTE "FAIR AND DECENT TREATMENT."
POSSIBLE: SOT: GOVERNOR JEB BUSH, FLORIDA (NOTE; POSSIBLE SOT).
TRACK: BUT CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCATES AND SOME LAWMAKERS AREN'T HOLDING OUT
HOPE. THEY SAY PRESIDENT BUSH'S STANCE ON HAITIAN IMMIGRANTS IS
DISCRIMINATORY. THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION SAYS THE POLICY IS INTENDED
TO DETER HAITIANS FROM MAKING THE POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING JOURNEY.
SOT: CAPT WAYNE JUSTICE/U-S COAST GUARD.
20 people from the water, 210 from the beach with no loss of life and
we will continue to protect and deter people from coming this way and
most importantly save lives
TRACK: THE HAITIANS COVERED THE TOP OF THEIR OVERCROWDED 50 FOOT BOAT.
WITH THE SHORELINE IN SIGHT, THEY STARTED JUMPING. ONCE ON LAND, MANY
RAN INTO THE STREETS CAUSING A SIX LANE CAUSEWAY TO SHUT DOWN. A
DESPERATE ATTEMPT AT FREEDOM-- A DESPERATE ESCAPE FROM A COUNTRY IN
POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC TURMOIL.
STACY CASE CBS NEWS.
A woman was killed after nine explosions rocked a township in South Africa, just outside Johannesburg.
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A tenth bomb was defused..
One of the blasts blew a hole through the wall of a mosque just before midnight.
The other explosions damaged railway tracks and stations today.
A 42- year- old woman died when she was hit by falling debris.
Police say it was the first such incident in recent memory in South Africa's largest township, which was a focal point of the battle to end apartheid.
No one has claimed reponsibility for the blasts.
A former Washington and Lee University food purchasing agent has been acquitted on three charges of embezzlingment.
Dee (meer-ee-ELL'-oh) Miriello is the wife of the university's football coach, Frank Miriello.
She had been accused of helping former Washington and Lee chef Greg Pearce take 70-thousand dollars from the school.
Pearce kept cash rebates from food distributors.
Dee Miriello admitted receiving three-to-four-thousand dollars in cash per year for several years. But she said Pearce gave it to her in lieu of a raise.
Pearce pleaded guilty to eight counts of embezzling in March.
Dee Miriello has resigned from Washington and Lee.
It's back to the campaign trail for the Republican Senate candidate in Minnesota.
Norm Coleman faces a brand- new candidate, who's already leading in the polls.
Walter Mondale is expected to officially replace the late Paul Wellstone on the ballot later today.
Meanwhile, more than 20- thousand people gathered for Wellston's memorial service last night..
Cynthia Bowers reports.
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Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura says he was ready to pick a Democrat to temporarily fill Paul
Wellstone's Senate seat.
That was until last night.
Ventura says he was so upset by what he felt was the partisan tone of a memorial service for Wellstone -- he's now in favor of appointing an independent, rather than a Democrat.
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Coming up next on the newscast, one local government wants to bring back the car tax,
Also we'll tell you why one group's efforts to keep cigarettes out of the movies appear to be going up in smoke.
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Half of Virginians support Governor Warner's handling of the state's budget problems.
According to the News 7- Mason-Dixon poll released yesterday, 58 percent believe the state is now "on the right track."
A majority gave Governor Warner a positive job performance rating.
54 percent of those who were surveyed said they believe that Warner is doing an excellent or good job.
The poll also gave high marks to Senator John Warner
76 percent said they will vote for him on election day, and believe his job performance is either excellent or good.
Meanwhile, the two statewide bond referendums appear headed for passage.
57 percent of those polled said they would vote for the education bond issue.... and 53 percent said they would vote yes on the bond issue for parks and recreation.
Boones Mill's town council last night voted unanimously to ask Governor Mark Warner to re-instate the car tax.
It also wants all of the employees who were laid off because of budget cuts to be re-hired.
In its resolution, council said it's particularly concerned about the loss of the Rocky Mount D-M-V office, as well as the toll the budget cuts will take on education and economic growth.
The battle over tobacco use in the movies is getting fired up again.
A new report says cigarette makers are still managing to get tobacco use and brands appearing in top- grossing PG-13 movies.
Barton Eckhart has more.
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[SUPER=01-Chuck Rich/Film Critic; :56]
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(( WHAT HAS BEEN A CONTINUING BATTLE IS COMING TO A BOIL AGAIN..
IT'S ALL ABOUT SMOKING BEING SHOWN IN MOVIES.. ESPECIALLY MOVIES
HOLLYWOOD AND THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY ARE ONCE AGAIN IN THE
IN 1998 THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY AGREED TO CEASE MARKETING PRACTICES
THAT TARGET MINORS..
BUT THE U.S PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP IS CITING A NEW STUDY
THAT SHOWS A 50% INCREASE IN TOBACCO USE AND BRAND APPEARANCE IN
PG-13 RATED MOVIES.
SOT-MIERZWINSKI "There's no artistic reason that you need to have
young models glamorizing smoking in the movies."
SOT-RICH "Too many parents misunderstand the difference between a
"G", a "PG" and a "PG13". And they basically say, if it's not an "R"
you can go see it. And then they are offended by what the kids see."))
Actress Winona Ryder probably wishes her shoplifting trial was a scene from a movie--
Ryder spent her 31st birthday in court, watching this surveillance tape of her alleged shoplifting spree at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.
The jury saw designer tops and handbags that had holes, where the actress allegedly cut off the security tags.
Ryder has pleaded innocent to stealing nearly six- thousand dollars' worth of merchandise last December.
She faces a prison sentence of three years if convicted.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
it's not exactly a hair raising story, but its close.
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A teenager from Blue Ridge died in a traffic accident this morning.
State Police say 17-year-old Travis Ray Bird was killed after his Jeep Cherokee overturned on Colonial Road.
Police say the vehicle ran off the edge of the road, and struck a driveway.
Bird was NOT wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the Jeep.
He was the only person in the vehicle.
A new survey shows that many parents might want to ask THEIR parents for a little advice when it comes to raising kids.
The survey says 61 percent of parents rate their generation as
``fair'' or ``poor'' at raising children.
The non- partisan think tank Public Agenda conducted the study.
It found that parents believe they're not having much success in
teaching kids values they feel are important.
For example, about 91 percent said it's important to teach honesty -- but only a little more than half say they've been able to successfully teach it to their children.
If you're already going bald, you might not want to visit this pottery shop in Turkey--
Sightseers flock here to see and contribute to a unique collection of human hair.
The owner began his collection 25 years ago with a lock of hair cut from the head of a French visitor.
He's since acquired more than a million pieces of hair in the shop.
It's believed to be the biggest hair collection in the world.
The collection continues to grow, since most tourists are more than willing to donate a lock of their hair.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has gained 64 points. The NASDQ was UP 26.
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Coming up in sports... the Roanoke Express hopes to end its winning freeze on the road...
But the news is not good for the Valley's Arena football team.
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The Roanoke Express takes its skates to Atlantic City tonight to try to improve its 1- and- 3 road record.
Roanoke is 3-2 and 1 so far this season.
And in those six games, the team has scored 21 goals, which breaks down to over three goals a contest.
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[OUT Q=......big difference from last year"]
Defenseman Duncan Dalmao will miss this week of play and the next.
He's still suffering from a lacerated finger.
Mike Peron is still out with a pulled hamstring.
Arena football has lost its steam in the Star City.
Civic Center officials say the Roanoke Steam will not return for a 4th season.
The arena football team has struggled with finances and ticket sales in its three years on the field.
Last May, the team's owners filed for bankruptcy - - putting the team's future in Roanoke into question.
While the arena-2 football league took control of the team during efforts to find a new local owner ... those efforts were unsuccessful.
Civic Center officials say ticket sales for the Steam increased each year it played, but it never established a strong fan base.
It's already a war of words going into the Hokie's battle this week with Pitt.
Tech lost to the Panthers last year in its largest margin of defeat ever in Big East play.
This year, it's a different story, as the Hokies are favored by two touchdowns.
Mike Stevens says the team is trying to focus on cutting out the competition.
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(( They cut the grass today at Worsham Field - in hopes of eliminating much of the rye grass and ultimately the slippery surface that plagued last week's game.
But perhaps the deepest cut of all to the Tech program came last November when Pittsburgh ripped the Hokies 38-to-7 and then ripped out their hearts by calling them a bunch of quitters.
Saturday night's game won't be for the weak or the cold natured. Frank Beamer is 2-and-0 in games played with temperatures in the 20s.
News 7 Sports has learned that the "Untouchables" label given to Suggs and Kevin Jones will not be used any longer by the Tech sports information office - it seems that the moniker was becoming bulletin board fodder in locker rooms of Tech opponents.
However, later this week the University is launching an eye-catching web site - highlighting this year's candidates for postseason awards.
In Blacksburg Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))
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In girls volleyball last night, Patrick Henry beat G.W. Danville in the Western Valley District tournament.
The lady Patriots advance in tournament play and now take on Franklin County tomorrow night.
FINAL LOOK AT THE WEATHER
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