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The man convicted of killing two CIA employees was executed last night, amid protests in his native Pakistan and threats of terrorism.
Mir Aimal (KAH-zee) Kasi was put to death by lethal injection.
Meghan Muldoon reports that corrections officials say there were no complications and, except for added security, nothing out of the ordinary.
[IN Q=Mir Aimal Kasi]
[SUPER=01-Larry Traylor/Corrections Department Spokesman; 17]
[SUPER=01-Guy Taylor/Witness; :50]
[SUPER=01-Jack Payden-Travers/Death Penalty Protestor; 1:13]
[OUT Q=MM, NEws 7, Greensville.]
Another warning from the F-B-I---
The bureau says al-Qaida may be planning a ``spectacular'' terrorist attack aimed at crippling the U-S economy and killing as many people as possible.
But the F-B-I's bulletin to law enforcement gives no indication about when or where or how the attack will be carried out.
The threats come as intelligence officials say they are picking up a level of chatter among terrorists that's nearly as high as it was
The White House say it is concerned about the latest intelligence information, but still insists the U-S is winning the war on terror.
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[IN Q=Every day we are]
((DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY: EVERYDAY WE ARE MAKING IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR THEM, AND MAKING THEIR TASKS MORE EXPENSIVE AND DELAYING THE KINDS OF THINGS THEY'RE TRYING TO DO." ))
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense;]
[OUT Q=trying to do.]
The warning comes on the heels of the release of an audio tape believed to be the voice of Osama bin laden.
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Autopsies are being conducted on the bodies of two elderly people found in their Pittsylvania County home.
73-year old Willie Harston and his wife, 68-year old Clara Belle Harston were found dead inside their house on (Mal-mason) Malmaison Road in Blairs Wednesday morning.
The couple had last been seen Monday afternoon.
A cause of death has not been determined.
A 25-year neighbor says the Harstons were the kind of people who'd do anything to help their friends.
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((RODNEY FITZ/NEIGHBOR: THEY WERE VERY GOOD AND NICE AND I MISS THEM ALOT. REPORTER: ALREADY? RODNEY: ALREADY.))
[OUT Q=miss them alot. Already? Already.]
A spokesman for the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office says authorities do not believe the deaths are connected to the murders of a father and son just up the road in Keeling two weeks ago.
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It was a night of Rock and Roll in the Star City last night.
Nearly 11-thousand dead-heads turned out for the "Other Ones" concert.
The performance was quite different than the band's last show in Roanoke.
Justin McLeod has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Dylan Jasko/Fan; :18]
[SUPER=01-Anna Jasko/Fan; :40]
[SUPER=04-July 1987; :54]
[SUPER=01-Shelley Alley/Roanoke Police Department Spokeswoman; 1:04 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Tim Hawthorne/Fan; 1:43]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]
In business news, Microsoft is launching X-box Live today, a new service that will let anyone with a Microsoft game console and a high-speed Internet connection square off with other users anywhere in North America.
Players will need to spend about 50 dollars on a starter kit, which includes a one-year subscription to X-box Live and a special
communicator unit that allows the user to talk with competitors over a headset.
In other news, stocks closed sharply higher yesterday.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=I'm Ed Crane CBS MARKETWATCH, NY]
((GOOD MORNING---IT WAS A CASE OF CONSUMERS TO THE RESCUE..
AMERICAN SHOPPERS SPENT A LOT MORE THAN ANALYSTS HAD BEEN EXPECTING IN COTOBER----RETAIL SALES JUMPED SEVEN TENTHS OF O
NE PERCENT..NEWS THAT CONSUMERS ARE STILL FUELING SOME ECONOMIC EXPANSION FUELED SOME EXPANSION ON WALL STREET...
THE DOW SHOT UP 143 POINTS
AND THE NASDAQ TACKED ON 50 POINTS...
...H-S-B-C..ONE OF THE WORLDS BIGGEST BANK IS BUYING CALIFORNIA BASED HOUSEHOLD INTERNATIONAL ONE OF THE NATIONS BIG CREDIT CARD AND LOAN COMPANIES...THE ALL STOCK DEAL'S VALUED AT 14.2 BILLION DOLLARS AND OFFERS A PREMIUM OF ABOUT 34 PERCENT TO HOUSEHOLD SHAREHOLDERS.
ANOTHER EXECUTIVE OF THE CABLE GIANT ADELPHIA ADMITS TO COOKING THE BOOKS. FORMER VP OF FINANCE JAMES BROWN PLEADING GUILTY IN NEW YORK TO SECURITIES FRAUD
AMONG STOCKS TO WATCH, DELL COMPUTER DELIVERED EARNINGS IN LINE WITH EXPECTATIONS, REPORTING GROWTH IN BOTH REVENUES AND PROFITS...SALES JUMPED 10 PERCENT OVER THE SECOND QUARTER...DELL MAY TRADE LOWER TODAY, BECAUSE OF WHISPERS THAT DELL MIGHT HAVE BEAT ESTIMATES BY A PENNY PER SHARE..
IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BE A HOMEOWNER AND IT'S STILL A GREAT TIME TO REFINANCE...MORTGAGE RATES HAVE DIPPED BELOW SIX PERCENT WHILE THE AVERAGE HOME PRICE HAS RISEN 7 PERCENT...A BETTER RETURN THAN YOU CAN GET IN STOCKS..BONDS OR AT THE BANK..
TWO POTENTIAL MARKET MOVING REPORTS OUT LATER THIS MORNING...THE LATEST NUMBERS ON WHOLESALE INFLATION AND ON CONSUMER SENTIMENT AS MEASURED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN.
GET MORE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
In a closely watched case, a jury has ordered a weapons distributor to pay one-point-two million dollars to the widow of a teacher shot to death by a 13- year- old boy.
The amount is five percent of the total 24- million awarded to her.
[SUPER=03-West Palm Beach, FL;]
Barry Grunow was gunned down two years ago at a middle school by Nathaniel Brazill.
The boy was sentenced to 28 years behind bars.
The jury says Valor Corporation is somewhat responsible for the killing, because the weapons they sold lacked a child- proof gun lock.
A federal grand jury did NOT return indictments against two North Carolina men called for questioning this week in the kidnapping of Jennifer Short.
Government officials said the purpose was to get the testimony of Gary Bowman and his former landlord, Gary Lemons, on the record -- NOT to secure indictments.
Both men were called before the grand jury on Tuesday.
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The line was out the door at Martinsville's Virginia Employment Commission office yesterday.
Hundreds came to apply for 405 new jobs at Activewear.
On Wednesday, the textile company announced it's opening shop in the former V-F Imagewear facility on Walker Road.
Many of the applicants are among the 23-hundred workers laid off in April when V-F closed.
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[IN Q=yes, i won't]
((BARBARA REDD/VA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION; YES, I WON'T DENY THAT WE'RE PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE A LOT MORE APPLICATIONS THEN WE'LL HAVE POSITIONS TO FILL BUT WE'RE STILL VERY HOPEFUL.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Redd/Virginia Employment Commission;]
[OUT Q=STILL VERY HOPEFUL.]
Activewear says one reason they chose Martinsville is because of its available workforce.
Dorothy Trickle is one example of a resident looking for work. She spent about 10-years doing custodial work at V-F ... she is thrilled Activewear is coming to town.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
The National D-Day Memorial will have another six weeks to settle its debts, before a Bankruptcy Court Judge steps in.
Yesterday, the attorneys agreed to submit their differences to mediation. They gave themselves a deadline of December 31st to reach an out of court settlement.
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[IN Q=Everybody today]
((RICH MAXWELL/D-DAY FOUNDATION'S ATTORNEY; EVERYBODY TODAY NOW IS FOCUSED ON THE FACT THAT IF WE DON'T COOPERATE EVERYONE LOOSES. THAT HAS BEEN BROUGHT INTO CLEAR FOCUS WITH THIS BANKRUPTCY.))
[SUPER=01-Rich Maxwell/D-Day Foundation's Attorney]
[OUT Q=with this bankruptcy.]
The Foundation won the right to put World War Two veteran Melvin Proffit at the top its list of creditors.
Proffit made a 1-million dollar donation to the memorial last year, with the understanding he'd be paid a 70-thousand dollar annual annuity.
He'll get his next two monthly payments, while the lawyers negotiate a way to satisfy the Memorial's millions in debt.
Radford University joins Virginia Tech this week... It is also raising tuition.
The University's Board of Visitors approved a 250-dollar tuition increase, effective next Spring.
The school this year found out its losing three million dollars from state budget cuts, but, officials say the tuition increase will make up more than half of that.
The rest will come from the elimination of about 55-workers, through an early retirement program.
If necessary, the university will also furlough ALL employees for up to two days.
Officials say it could save the school about 300-thousand dolllars.
(Kim and Leo TOSS to Steve)
[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim and Leo toss to Steve]