The man in the public center of the Short family murder investigation is expected to testify before a federal grand jury today.
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But Garrison Bowman won't be alone in testifying.
So is his former landlord, Gary L. Lemons, whose statements sent police looking in Bowman's direction.
Henry County investigators say neither Lemons nor Bowman is considered a suspect.
Prosecutors and investigators tell us they do NOT expect the grand jury to hand up any indictments today.
They just want to get the two men's statements on the record.
A Henry County teen accused of malicious wounding is in custody this morning.
Authorities say they received a call of a person laying on a hill on Driftwood Drive in Bassett and found 20- year- old Robby Lee Carter of Bassett.
Police say Carter was struck in the head and on both arms with a baseball bat.
He was transported to Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County for surgery and treatment.
A 17-year- old Henry County teen is charged with attempted first degree murder and malicious wounding.
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Plans to build a new Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke will have to be put on hold for a few months.
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Last night, the Roanoke City School Board selected the architecture firm of Rife and Wood to draw up plans for the school.
However the architects will have to wait until at least March to start work on the plans, while the city finds out how much the state budget crisis will affect its funding next year.
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[INQ=Having to wait until...]
((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT; HAVING TO WAIT UNTIL MARCH WOULD PUT A 6 MONTH DELAY ON THE PROJECT, AND IT'S A DIRECT RESULT OF THE BUDGET CRISIS IN THE STATE.))
[OUTQ=budget crisis in the state.]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City School Superintendent; :00]
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The plan called for a new two-story building to replace the current campus layout.
With the delay, the earliest the project could be completed is in 2-thousand four.
The search for the dead and missing goes on today in the eastern half of the country.
More than 70 tornadoes over the weekend left 35 people dead in five states.
More than 200 people were injured.
It was the worst outbreak of tornadoes from a single weather system since May of 19-99.
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In the town of Mossy Grove, Tennessee, dozens of people are still missing.
Authorities believe most are okay, but have just not been able to get in touch with their families.
The storm that passed through western Virginia early yesterday morning left its mark on Bedford County.
No one was killed there, but several families, a church and at least one business all suffered significant losses.
The worst of the damage was centered along a half-mile stretch of US 460 near Thaxton.
Two mobile homes were hit hard, several outbuildings were destroyed, and many large trees were uprooted or snapped in two.
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[IN Q=It sounded]
((GENE SMITH: IT SOUNDED LIKE A 747 COMING THROUGH FULL THROTTLE AND THE LIGHTS WENT OUT AND EVERYTHING KIND OF WENT DEAD EXCEPT FOR THE LIGHTNING. OF COURSE WE COULDN'T SEE MUCH TIL DAYLIGHT, COME OUT AND SEE WHAT IT DID TO US. JUST BARELY MISSED THE HOUSE. WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE.))
[SUPER=01-Gene Smith/Bedford Co. Resident;]
[OUT Q=we're very fortunate.]
The Bedford Chapter of the American Red Cross offered food, shelter and supplies to the families who were affected by the storm.
And utility crews spent the day working to restore power to thousands of customers.
Some residents suffered minor cuts, bumps and bruises, but it appears that no one was seriously injured.
In a unanimous vote, Iraq's parliament has
recommended the rejection of the U-N resolution on weapons
But the Iraqi lawmakers say the final decision will be left to
the country's top leadership.
The resolution would toughen weapons inspections, and leaves
open the possibility of U-S-led military action if Iraq doesn't
cooperate with inspectors.
Roman Catholic activists say they're releasing the names of 600 U-S priests who have been publicly accused of abusing children since 19-96.
The group called "Survivors First" say the names on their Internet site come from public documents.
They plan to release the material today.
Meanwhile, the Catholic Bishops conference also continues today in Washington, D-C
Church leaders are working to adopt a new sexual abuse policy.
In business news, Stocks took another hit on Monday, posting the third straight losing session.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[OUT Q=I'm Ed Crane.]
((GOOD MORNING IT WAS A DREARY VETERANS DAY ON WALL STREET, A SELLERS MARKET
SINCE THE OPEN. LET'S SHOW YOU THE FINAL NUMBERS:
THE DOW TUMBLED 178 POINTS,
THE NASDAQ FELL 40 POINTS, ABOUT 3 PERCENT.
THERE WERE TWO MAJOR FACTORS INTO MONDAY'S SELL OFF. ON VETERANS DAY
INVESTORS WERE CONCERNED ABOUT POSSIBLE WAR WITH IRAQ AND TECH STOCKS ARE
BEING PUNISHED ON WORD THAT FORMER
COMPAQ C-E-O MICHAEL CAPPELAS HAS TAKEN A 14 MILLION DOLLAR GOLDEN PARACHUTE
AND LEFT HIS JOB AS PRESIDENT OF HEWLETT PACKARD, SIX MONTHS AFTER THE H-P
COMPAQ MERGER. THERE IS SPECULATION THAT HE WILL SURFACE AS THE NEW CEO AT
WORLD COM...WHICH WOULD BE A CHALLENGE TO SAY THE LEAST. HP SHARES WERE DOWN
ABOUT 11 PERCENT ON THE NEWS.
ANOTHER TECH STOCK IN THE SELL MODE, IS THE BUSINESS SOFTWARE SPECIALIST
ORACLE, OFF ABOUT 2 PERCENT AFTER AN ANALYST DOWNGRADE.
UNITED AIRLINES PARENT U-A-L HAS BEEN BEATEN DOWN IN RECENT WEEKS, BUT IT'S
UP ABOUT TEN PERCENT ON WORD THAT UNITED'S FLIGHT ATTENDANTS HAVE AGREED TO
A COST CUTTING PROPOSAL
WE'RE WATCHING G-E ON WORD THAT WARREN BUFFET'S BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY IS
INTERESTED IN A G-E- INSURANCE SUBSIDIARY.
SOMETHING NEW FOR FOLKS WITH HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS, MOVIES ON DEMAND.
MOVIE LINK, JOINTLY OWNED BY 5 MAJOR STUDIOS IS GRADUALLY ROLLING OUT A FULL
ARRAY OF NEW AND OLD MOVIES FOR LESS THAN 5 BUCKS PER RENTAL. THE ONLY TRICK
IS THAT THE FLICKS TAKE ALMOST AS LONG TO DOWNLOAD AS THEY DO TO WATCH, 90
LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF RAP MUSIC FANS WENT TO THE MOVIES THIS WEEKEND, THE TOP
GROSSING FILM "8 MILE" FEATURES ONE MARSHALL MATHERS. BETTER KNOWN AS
GET MORE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM.
AT THE NASDAQ MARKETSITE, I'M ED CRANE.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
Lynchburg police say a man found dead in a city motel over the weekend was shot to death.
22-year-old Travis Jerome Murphy of Rocky Mount, North Carolina was discovered early Sunday in his room at the Travelodge on Main Street.
Authorities say Murphy had been seen earlier walking along Route 29, at the Greyhound bus station and at River Ridge Mall.
He checked into the Travelodge at 10:30 Saturday night and was found dead three hours later.
The regional homicide squad has been activated to investigate his murder.
Students at Virginia Tech may want to start saving their money.
Yesterday, the university's Board of Visitors approved a 400-dollar tuition increase for the Spring semester.
Officials say the increase will bring in another nine-million dollars, but, that's only a fraction of what it needs to make up for the state budget cuts.
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((LARRY HINCKER/UNIVERSITY RELATIONS: PART OF IT WILL COME FROM A TUITION INCREASE, PART OF IT WILL COME FROM PROGRAM REDUCTIONS, PART OF IT WILL COME FROM INTERNAL RE-ALLOCATIONS, SO IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING IN ORDER TO BALANCE THE BUDGET 2:11))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/VT University Relations]
[OUT Q=THE BUDGET]
State budget cuts cost Tech an estimated 42-million dollars this year alone.
In response to the tuition boost, the university says it will also set aside an additional 800-thousand for financial aid.
University officials also say Tech is still one of the least expensive schools in the state.
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The car-tax cut is, once again, proving more expensive than expected.
It'll cost the state an additional
128 million dollars this year to reimburse localities for the tax rebate.
State officials say strong new car sales this summer, spurred by zero percent financing, is driving up the cost of the tax cut.
The price tag on the program has exceeded state forecasts since it began in 1998.
This year the Department of Taxation took over the responsibility for projecting the program's cost. The DMV used to do it.
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[IN Q=WE HOPE THAT THE NEW METHODOLOGY]
((MARCUS JONES/DEP. SEC. OF FINANCE: WE HOPE THAT THE NEW METHODOLOGY IS HELPING. WHEN YOU HAVE THE ZERO PERCENT FINANCING HAS IMPACTED, WE ARE SEEING MORE VEHICLES COMING INTO THE FLEET BUT KEEP US IN YOUR PRAYERS WE'D LIKE TO HIT THAT THING RIGHT ON THE HEAD NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Marcus Jones/Dep. Secretary of Finance]
[OUT Q=RIGHT ON THE HEAD NOW.]
The costs of the tax cut will add more than 100 million dollars to the state's nearly two billion dollar budget gap.
A recent Virginia Tech graduate is brewing up a new business.
24-year-old John Bryce is operating Blacksburg Brewing Company out of a warehouse in Christiansburg.
The Richmond native is currently making test batches of four different beers.
He expects to be selling kegs by the end of the month and has a long term goal of opening a brew pub in downtown Blacksburg.
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[IN Q=i think]
((JOHN BRYCE/BLACKSBURG BREWING COMPANY; I THINK IT'S SOMETHING PEOPLE WILL BE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE A LOT OF PRIDE AND THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEIR OWN BEER ON TAP AT THE RESTAURANTS AND BARS THAT THEY LIKE TO VISIT.))
[SUPER=01-John Bryce/Blacksburg Brewing Company;]
[OUT Q=LIKE TO VISIT.]
Bryce works 19-hour days doing the brewing process and business side of the venture.
One of his beers is called Hokey Pokey Lager. It's spelled like the dance, not the Tech mascot, to avoid any trademark issues.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
The weekend brought severe weather to the West Coast--
Two people were inside this home in Southern California, when a large tree came crashing down.
Neither person was injured.
Authorities say strong winds had been blowing in the area at the time.
They say the recent wet weather helped loosen the soil around the tree.
Inspectors plan to survey the damage to determine whether the house can be salvaged.
While most of the Hokies are trying to regroup after Saturday stunning loss to Syracuse - Mike Stevens says one Tech player is thankful for a bittersweet award.
Here's this morning's Tech 2002 Report.
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[IN Q=first audio]
[OUT Q=...I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN."]
(( There's not a great deal that be said about the Hokies triple overtime setback to Syracuse other than - what in the heck happened to the defense, what is wrong with the kicking game, and is Ernest Wilford the man - or what.
All of that - plus an up date on all of the walking wounded make up this morning's Tech 2002 Report.
Wilford has been honored for his amazing day of receptions by being named this week's Big East offensive player of the week.
His 279 yards in receptions not only set a Tech school record, breaking the mark set by Ricky Scales 30 years ago, but it also broke the all-time Big East conference record.
His touchdown grabs of 75, 34, 87 and 6 yards also tied the Big East mark, and his 8 catches were a career high.
The off-season was a time of serious reflection and soul searching for Wilford. He spent time with a sports psychologist and found out he was in need of contact lenses. He understandably was afraid he would be forever linked with the two point conversion drop against Miami. Saturday's performance against Syracuse took care of that. He took care of his attitude toward the game back in the spring.
The injury situation is a mixed bag. Sorely missed middle linebacker Vegas Robinson has been cleared to return to practice, he, running back Kevin Jones and receiver Justin Hamilton are all listed as probable for the West Virginia game.
Tech head athletic trainer Mike Goforth also tells us that Kevin Lewis has pectoral strain - he will have to have an MRI exam on that. And Floyd native Josh Spence is being treated for a concussion.
As for DeAngelo Hall - his lower back problems that began two and a half weeks ago are not responding to treatment. He is a question mark for the West Virginia game.))
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