The execution of a Pakistan native convicted of killing two C-I-A employees will be carried out tonight under tight security.
Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says the state is following the advice of federal officials in beefing up security around the prison in Jarratt and the state Capitol in Richmond.
He won't say exactly what steps are being taken.
Federal authorities have warned about possible terrorist attacks in retaliation for the execution of Mir Aimal Khan Kasi (KAH-zee).
Kilgore says Virginia should NOT bow to such terrorist threats.
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Kilgore says he's hopeful the jury's verdict WILL be carried out tonight.
U-N weapons inspectors are expected to go back into Iraq next week.
That after Iraq agreed yesterday to a tough new U-N resolution.
President Bush says the world now expects Saddam Hussein to disarm.
But many officials in Washington remain skeptical of Saddam's intentions.
Bush, meanwhile, says he won't tolerate any deception from Iraq.
The House has already given it the thumbs- up...
Today the Senate could begin debating the creation of a Homeland Security Department.
Yesterday the House formally approved the bill, which is a legislative victory for President Bush.
The new department would combine 22 government agencies.
Final passage in the Senate could come next week.
Authorities are investigating two suspicious deaths in Pittsylvania County.
A sheriff's department official says deputies found 73-year old Willie (HAR-ston) Harston and his wife 68-year old Clara Belle Harston dead in their Blairs home yesterday morning.
Investigators have not yet been able to determine a cause of death.
Autopsies will be performed by the medical examiner in Roanoke.
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Anyone with information is asked to call Pittsylvania County Crimestoppers at 1-800-791-0044.
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Renewing your license or updating your vehicle registration takes a little longer if you live in the Bedford County area.
The Bedford D-M-V office recently closed as part of the Governor's state-wide budget cuts.
Last night, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution asking the Governor to reconsider his decision.
Residents must now travel to Roanoke or Lynchburg.
The resolution argues this is not only inconvenient for residents, but it's creating an economic hardship for local businesses and car dealerships.
The resolution also argues the state is actually wasting money in deciding to close this particular branch.
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[SUPER=01-Dale Wheeler/Bedford Co. Board Chairman;]
((PLEASE REOPEN THE DMV OFFICE, IT' THE FASTEST GROWING AREA OF THE I-95 CORRIDOR THIS SIDE OF RICHMOND AND THE RENT HAS TO BE PAID ON THE BUILDING THROUGH OCTOBER 2004 ANYWAY.))
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The supervisors and other local lawmakers would like to see the office reopened on a full time- or even part time basis.
Governor Warner has relaxed statewide drought restrictions.
And it now appears that Roanoke County may lift its own mandatory conservation measures.
Recent rainfall has raised the level of the Roanoke River, allowing the county to pump more water into the Spring Hollow Reservoir.
Supervisors Chairman Butch Church says he expects the board to consider easing restrictions on water use at its next meeting.
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((BUTCH CHURCH/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I HAVE CONFIDENCE AND I THINK, I'M SPEAKING FOR ONE NOW, THE BOARD WILL PROBABLY LIFT RESTRICTIONS COME THIS TUESDAY, AT THE VERY LEAST HAVE A WORK SESSION.))
[OUT Q=at the very least have a work session.]
The Spring Hollow Reservoir is now at about 70 percent of its capacity, a level that is close to normal for this time of the year.
Roanoke police and Civic Center officials say they're not sure what to expect tonight ... but they say they're ready.
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Authorities haven't forgotten what happened when The Grateful Dead performed in Roanoke.
That was in July of 1987, and loyal Deadheads set up their own tent city in the Center parking lot.
This time, the city closed off the Center's lot more than a day ahead of time .. to make sure there was no chance of a repeat.
The group's remaining members are called "The Other Ones", and they begin their latest concert tour tonight in Roanoke.
Police have already taken the unusual step of announcing there will be "zero tolerance" for any drug and alcohol violations on Civic Center property.
In business news, Boeing rolls out a new airplane today.
It's the fourth version of the Triple Seven which is Boeing's biggest twinjet.
The plane will be able to carry 23 tons of cargo in addition to 365 passengers.
Six airlines have ordered the new Triple Seven, but a year of flight tests lie ahead before the plane is delivered.
Meanwhile, Stocks finished higher for the second straight day.
Ed Crane has a look at yesterday's closing numbers in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((GOOD MORNING. THE MARKETS MADE IT TWO OUT OF THREE WINNING SESSIONS THIS WEEK
GETTING SOME HELP FROM OF ALL PEOPLE SADDAM HUSSEIN. THE IRAQI LEADER'S DECSION TO UNCONDITIONALLY ACCEPT THE U-N WEAPONS INSPECTION RESOLUTION HELPED THE MARKETS TURN ON
MAKING UP AN 80 POINT LOSS THE DOW FINISHED UP UP 12
THE NASDAQ STAYED IN POSITIVE TERRITORY MOST OF THE DAY ENDING UP ABOUT 12
THE DOW FELL EARLIER AFTER SOME LESS THAN ENCOURAGING REMARKS ON THE ECONOMY FROM FED CHAIRMAN ALAN GREENSPAN, WHO FOCUSED ON THE CURRENT RISKS TO THE ECONOMY, INCLUDING GEO-POLITICAL HOT SPOTS SUCH AS IRAQ. GREENSPAN TELLING
A CONGRESSIONAL PANEL THE FED MADE THE DECISION TO CUT INTEREST RATES HALF OF ONE PERCENT LAST WEEK TO HELP THE ECONOMY THROUGH A ROUGH PATCH, AND WOULD CONSIDER SIMILAR ACTION OF WARRANTED DOWN THE ROAD.
ONE STOCK STANDING IN THE WAY OF A BIGGER RALLY, DOW COMPONENT CITIGROUP.IT FELL ABOUT 3 PERCENT AFTER A WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORT SUGGESTING FORMER TELECOM ANALYST JACK GRUBMAN UPGRADED SHARES OF A-T-T 3 YEARS AGO TO HELP CITIGROUP CHAIRMAN SANFORD WEIL CURRY FAVOR WITH A-T-T BOSS MICHAEL ARMSTRONG, WHO SERVED ON THE CITIGROUP BOARD.
WEDNESDAY WAS MIXED FOR RETAIL STOCKS. WAL MARTS HIGHER AFTER BEATING THE STREET WITH IT'S THIRD QUARTER EARNINGS. TIFFANY AND FEDERATED ALSO GAINED ON GOOD NUMBERS,
BUT NORDSTROM AND SEARS TRADED LOWER, SEARS WAS DOWNGRADED BY GOLDMAN SACHS.
AND EVEN IN A TOUGH ECONOMY FOLKS AREN'T SKIMPING ON BEER OR SOUP...
ANHEUSER BUSH ROSE AFTER TELLING INVESTORS IT'S HAVING AN EXCELLENT YEAR WHILE CAMPBELL'S SOUP REPORTED SOME HEARTY EARNINGS FOR ITS FISCAL FIRST QUARTER.
GET MORE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH NY))
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A major shake-up in China--
The Communist nation's president and five other leaders are stepping down to make room for a new generation.
Barry Petersen reports.
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[SUPER=01-David Zweig/Hong Kong University Professor; :28]
[SUPER=01-Barry Petersen/Reporting; 1:00]
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Meet the man who now rules the most populous country on the earth.
His name is Hu Jintao, and he replaces China's Jiang Zemin as head of
the Communist Party. Next March, he will take over as President.
He's been to Americavisited Ground Zero in New Yorktook a look at US
capitalism up close and personal.
He came up through the ranksand little is known about him. When he ran
the party school for up and coming leadershe had a reputation as
something of a liberal.
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SO PEOPLE CAN BE OPTIMISTIC THAT HE CAN BRING ABOUT SOME CHANGES. BUT
IT STILL WAITS TO BE SEEN HOW MUCH POWER HE IS ACTUALLY GOING TO HAVE.
That's because the man who is retiring really isn't. The outgoing Jiang
salted the new leadership with his own favoriteswhich means he can be
the power behind the throne.
And here is something Americans can appreciate. This is China's first
peaceful transition of power in decades. They want to reflect
stability. It keeps China calmand keeps those factories making more and
more good they can sellto us. Bp, cbs news, Beijing
New leadership in the House of Representatives could make history--
California's Nancy Pelosi is the favorite in the face to be Minority Leader in the next Congress, which convenes in January.
If she wins, she'd be the first woman to lead her party in Congress.
Pelosi is running against Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford
and Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur -- the longest serving
Democratic woman in the House.
Meanwhile, House REPUBLICANS have re-elected Speaker Dennis Hastert.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
New jobs are coming to an area hard hit by layoffs.
Yesterday, Governor Warner joined local officials in announcing 4-hundred new jobs in Martinsville.
Activewear, a new textile company formed by former VF Imagewear executives, is now hiring.
The company will produce fleece fabric in a facility that housed V-F. It closed in April, leaving 23-hundred people out of work.
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4-hundred thousand dollars from a state grant and the tobacco fund helped seal the deal.
Activewear officials say an available trained workforce is a major reason they chose Henry County.
Starting today, applications can be filled out at the Virginia Employment Commission on Spruce Street.
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The Governor began his announcement tour yesterday morning in Rural Retreat.
That project will expand operations at the Klockner-Pentaplast factory, creating 108-new jobs, through a 34-million dollar investment.
Klockner-Pentaplast is the largest producer of rigid film in the country.
Based in Gordonsville, it employs over 200-people at its Rural Retreat facility, and nearly one thousand statewide.
Counselors say students at Jefferson Forest High School are holding up well after a classmate was killed in a car accident.
15-year-old Brittany Groover died after the car she was riding in hit a schoolbus at Forest Middle School.
Twenty counselors were on hand yesterday at Forest-area schools to help students and faculty deal with the tragedy.
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((JENNIFER FAUST/SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST: THE STUDENTS HERE ARE HANDLING THINGS REMARKABLY WELL, THEY'RE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF ONE ANOTHER, THEY'RE REALLY REACHING OUT TO ONE ANOTHER. CERTAINLY THE TONE IS SERIOUS AND SOMBER BUT THE KIDS ARE HELPING EACH OTHER GET THROUGH IT.))
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Faust says a "steady stream" of students came to talk with the counselors.
State police are still investigating the accident and "no" charges have been filed.