The U-S Postal Service is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in last week's pipe bomb explosion
in a Roanoke county mailbox.
And, legal woes could create a major roadblock for a Roanoke auto parts giant.
Details, coming up.
Cooler weather has moved into the area but you haven't seen anything yet....I'll have your cold forecast...
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The explosion of a pipe bomb in a Roanoke County mailbox last week is leading the U-S Postal Service to post a reward.
It is offering 100-thousand dollars for the arrest and conviction of the bomber.
Postal inspectors say the resident's mailbox exploded last Friday night.
It happened in the 6300 block of Nell Drive in Roanoke County, at about 10 o'clock.
No one was hurt, but inspectors say exploding a pipe bomb is a serious offense.
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They warn area residents to call police if they find any suspicious items in their mailboxes.
If you have information about this case, call the Postal Inspection Service at 985 - 8755, or Roanoke County Police at 561 - 8063.
Legal battles may jeopardize the future of Advance Auto.
The Roanoke based auto-parts dealer says the number of asbestos lawsuits against car industry companies is growing.
The finding, in its quarterly report, says more people are alleging injury from exposure to products containing asbestos.
Officials say they have a valid defenses against claims, but that a huge jury award not fully covered by insurance, could impact their bottom line.
Advance says some auto manufacturers recently hit by similar suits are now bankrupt.
Asbestos was used in brake and clutch parts and some car roofing materials.
Since the 9-11 attacks, reasonably priced insurance for major building projects has been hard to come by.
The reason-- Insurance companies are complaining that they can't face the cost of other possible terrorist attacks in the future.
But today, the President signed a bill designed to help those companies, and get big construction back on track.
Drew Levinson reports.
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PRESIDENT BUSH HOPES HIS NEW TERROR INSURANCE LAW WILL BE THE NECESSARY
BUILDING BLOCK THIS COUNTRY NEEDS TO GET CONSTRUCTION WORKERS BACK WHERE
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"The nation's hardhats will get back to work, being able to put food on
the tables for their families."
(SEPT 11, 2001)
AFTER THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS THE PRESIDENT ARGUED HOW DIFFICULT IT
WAS FOR COMPANIES TO GET AFFORDABLE INSURANCE FOR LARGE CONSTRUCTION
PROJECTS--AND THAT WAS COSTING THE COUNTRY THOUSANDS OF JOBS. RIGHT NOW
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION IS AT A SIX YEAR LOW.
(signing the bill)
THE NEW LEGISLATION WILL SHIELD THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY FROM THE
CATASTROPHIC COSTS OF FUTURE TERRORIST ATTACKS. IT COULD COST MORE TWO
HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS.
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"Should terror strike America again, we have a system in place to
address financial losses and get our economy back on its feet as quickly
THE NEW LAW DOES NOT COVER THE ATTACKS ON THE WORLD TRADE CENTER OR THE
PENTAGON WHICH GENERATED ABOUT 40 BILLION DOLLARS IN CLAIMS.
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"Consumer groups don't like the new law--they say despite the insurance
companies claims of economic distress--the taxpayer should not have to
bail them out.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York.
There are more arrests in connection with the shoe bombing case--
French police sources say one of the six terror suspects arrested outside Paris is a cleric at an area mosque.
Authorities are linking the suspects to Richard Reid, the man who tried to blow up a Paris-to-Miami flight last year with bombs hidden in his shoes.
More than a dozen weapons inspectors are in Iraq, preparing to begin their work tomorrow.
Among the tools they'll use to search for weapons of mass destruction-- radar.
The U-N is releasing a few details before the formal inspections begin.
Mark Phillips has more.
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This is inspection day minus one here at the UN's Baghdad headquarters.
But even before they begin, this inspection regime is beginning in an
atmosphere of suspicion and recrimination.
(inspectors last night) RTV
When they begin their inspections tomorrow, the first order of buisiness
for the seventeen inspectors now here will likely to be to revisit sites
where monitoring equipment was left when the UN last pulled out four
But already the inspectors' boss is warning the Iraqis that the success
or not of this mission -- at least in its early stages -- will depend on
the accuracy and honesty of the declaration Iraq must make on December
(pre 1998 inspections) RTV
The inspectors who were here last time left knowning significant stocks
of chemical and biological weapons were still undiscovered.
(Blix at UN) UNTV
At the UN in New York Hans Blix was very clear on the accounting the
Iraqis must provide.
(SOT HANS BLIX -- CHIEF UN WEAPONS INSPECTOR) UNTV
IF THEY WANT TO BE BELIEVED, THEY HAD BETTER PROVIDE, EITHER THE
WEAPONS IF THEY REMAIN, OR BETTER ACCOUNTS. THEY HAVE THE BUDGETS, THEY
HAVE THE ARCHIVES, THEY HAVE THEIR REPORTS FROM INDIVIDUALS, WE DO NOT.
AND, IF THEY WANT TO BE BELIEVED, THEN THEY HAD BETTER COME UP WITH THIS.
And their boss's skepticism is reflected among the inspectors here.
Dimitri Perricos RTV
UN Weapons Inspector
THE EYES CAN FOOL ANYBODY, YOU CAN ENTER A ROOM WHICH IS EMPTY, BUT THAT
ROOM MAY HAVE A HISTORY
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The Iraqis again today have protested their innocence -- saying they no
longer have have these weapons. The UN response is a simple one --
prove it. MP CBS News Baghdad.
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Still to come on the newscast, a former Virginia Tech basketball player will be featured on national television tonight. We'll tell you where.
Also the problems for a shipwrecked freighter get worse as its cargo of thousands of cars catches fire.
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A shipwrecked freighter carrying thousands of vehicles is on fire off the coast of Japan.
The vessel's been stranded for nearly two months.
This smoke and flames are forcing the evacuation of more than 30 people on shore.
Officials still aren't sure what triggered the blaze, but nearby residents report hearing large noises that sounded like explosions.
Authorities say the ship is carrying a cargo of about 37-hundred passenger cars and construction vehicles.
Meanwhile, it's air travel that's causing headaches in Europe.
Holiday travelers can expect hundreds of cancelled flights in and out of Paris--
French air traffic controllers are on strike.
They're concerned about plans to create a single European air traffic control system.
Officials say only one in 10 flights can be guaranteed.
Air France said most of its long-haul flights to destinations including the U-S shouldn't be affected.
But it's cancelled a number of short- and medium-haul flights within Europe.
Fans of the reality show, "The Osbournes" have reason to celebrate.
The show returns tonight for its second season.
As we hear from Hattie Kauffman, Ozzy Osbourne may be saving his best material for the encore.
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Ever since "The Osbournes" debuted last year... it has been a
lighting-rod for adoring fans and harsh critics. The question is... will
lighting strike twice?
SOT INTERVIEW, Nancy Miller, Entertainment Weekly
Nancy: Obviously, their life is completely different than it was before.
Entertainment Weekly Correspondent Nancy Miller actually lived in the
Osbourne house during part of Season One. After seeing the first two
episodes of Season Two, she says the reality show... got a reality check.
SOT INTERVIEW, Nancy Miller
Nancy: Last season, it was a reality show about a rock star and his
funny family, and it was like an episode of "The Simpsons." This year,
it's got this dramatic undercurrent. Sharon Osbourne's got cancer. Ozzy
Osbourne's gone back on the bottle.
SOT CLIP, Ozzy & Sharon
As Sharon Osbourne recently told Lifetime Television... the very success
of the show's first season created the stress... that will be evident in
SOT Sharon Osbourne
Sharon: I never realized how powerful TV was, or is. And it totally
changed our lives around.
Those closest to the Osbournes say this is a family that has ALWAYS
found laughter in the midst of tragedy. That attitude even affected show
producers... faced with Sharon's colon cancer.
R. Greg Johnston: I think the first reaction is just, is she okay?
Jeff Stilson: And then, do we have jobs? (Laughter.) No, they handle
everything with humor. So, yeah, it's depressing, it's certainly
sobering, but ultimately they're a funny family to deal with,
everything, with that type of adversity, yeah. //
Jonathan Taylor: The core situation in the house is still the same.
That hasn't really changed.
Jeff: Yeah, that dynamic can't change.
Jonathan: It's the circus that's on the outside, you know, that's
changed a lot for us.
SOT CLIP, Osbournes
Get away from our house!
SOT INTERVIEW, Sharon
Sharon: It's very complicated, because you've got four different lives
here. Ozzy's life has not changed, because Ozzy's always been Ozzy, and
wherever Ozzy goes, a crowd will gather. // 04 05 09 But for me, you
know, I'm the wife, the mother, it's never happened to me. And my kids,
it's been very hard on my son.
SOT INTERVIEW, Jack
Jack: Kelly and I, being 16 and 17 when the show came out, you know,
that's kind of an important stage in your life. And when all this crazy
st's going on, you don't really know what to do. ))
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Coming up next, we will hear from a Virginia couple who won the lottery......TWICE.
Also we'll celebrate the 100th birthday for some cute and cuddly friends.
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Lightning may not strike twice in the same place, but the Virginia Lottery apparently does.
Edith and Buck Shinault won nearly ten million in the Lottery back in April of 1991, something most would consider a once in a lifetime opportunity.
But yesterday, the couple was back at lottery headquarters to claim one of the top prizes in the thousand-dollars per week Win for Life scratch game.
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((CLYDE "BUCK" SHINAULT/2 TIME LOTTERY WINNER; I SCRATCHED OFF ONE AND SAID HEY, I WON FIVE DOLLARS. SO I SCRATCHED OFF TWO MORE AND SAID WELL THESE DIDN'T WIN SO I'LL THROW THESE IN THE TRASH CAN. THEN SHE JUST SAYS WHOOPEE!))
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Buck says winning a multi-million dollar jackpot didn't change them the first time. But it has allowed the couple to retire early and travel extensively.
He's cute and cuddly and never seems to get too old--
Christie's auction house is celebrating the Teddy Bear's 100th birthday.
Whether they're stuffed or wooden, these bears are the focus of attention this week.
There are more than 380 collectibles for sale, with prices ranging from around 200 dollars to nearly 50- thousand dollars.
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((DANIEL AGNEW/CHRISTIE'S TEDDY BEAR SPECIALIST: WE CERTAINLY GOT ONE OF THE BEST SELECTIONS OF BEARS THAT WE'VE HAD FOR MANY YEARS, PERHAPS EVER, AND IT'S THE LARGEST SALE."))
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As his birthday's being celebrated, Teddy is the subject of some controversy.
Germans claim they invented it.
But in the U-S, it's widely believed that the idea came from a caricature of President Teddy Roosevelt, which showed him next to a bear he refused to kill during a hunting expedition.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 99 points. The NASDAQ has dropped 13.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll see how U-V-A is preparing for this weekend's match up with the Hokies.
Plus one of the A-C-C's best known quarterbacks is booted from his team.
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The N-F-L's Philadelphia Eagles quarterback problems are continuing.
Koy Detmer suffered a dislocated left elbow in Philadelphia's 38-to-17 win over San Francisco last night.
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Detmer was starting in place of Donovan McNabb, who's expected to miss the rest of the regular season with a broken ankle.
Detmer completed 18 of his 26 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns.
He was completing a 24-yard pass when he landed awkwardly on his non-throwing elbow late in the third quarter.
Detmer says doctors gave him no timetable for his return.
Todd Pinktson and Antonio Freeman each caught touchdown passes from Detmer, who also ran for a one-yard score.
Brian Mitchell returned a punt 76 yards for another touchdown as the Eagles improved to 8-and-3.
The 49-ers are now 7 and 4.
The quarterback of the ACC's regular season champion Florida State Seminoles, Adrian McPherson, was kicked off the team last night.
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Neither the school nor head coach Bobby Bowden would disclose why he was kicked off.
But several reports out of Tallahassee indicate that he was questioned in the theft and forgery of a blank check.
With McPherson out - Chris Rix returns as the Noles' starting quarterback.
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At this time - McPherson has not been charged, and the Tallahassee police department says it will not comment on the case until someone is formally charged.
The 8 and 4 Virginia Cavaliers will try and beat their fourth ranked opponent of the season this Saturday in Blacksburg when the Wahoos take on Virginia Tech.
Steve Mason talked with the Cavs yesterday in Charlottesville.
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