Today on News 7, the President, friends and family pay their final respects to the crew of the space shuttle Columbia. We will have a live report.
Plus the Commonwealth's Attorney's office clears a Valley police officer in an accidential shooting.
The cold northwest wind is blowing again. Can winter precipitation be far behind? We will check that out in our hometown forecast in just a moment.
Also will future Virginia Governors be able to serve consecutive terms. The General Assembly takes action today.
On Health Check, we'll tell you why some people are replacing their dermatologist with a roll of duct tape.
Plus the Miss Virginia Pageant searches for some former winners.
News 7 at 5 is next.
The nation remembers the seven astronauts lost in the Shuttle Columbia disaster.
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((AND TO THE CHILDREN WHO MISS YOUR MOM OR DAD SO MUCH TODAY YOU NEED TO KNOW THEY LOVE YOU AND THAT LOVE WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU. THEY WILL BE PROUD OF YOU AND YOU CAN BE PROUD OF THEM FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.))
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
In a special ceremony President Bush remembered the Columbia astronauts for the daring and discipline it took to live their dreams.
Jennifer Miller is at the Johnson Space Center in Houston with more from today's memorial.
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((THEY WERE HONORED WITH THE TOLL OF A BELL
A DRAMATIC FLYOVER
AND WITH THE MEMORIES OF THE WHAT THESE SEVEN ASTRONAUTS HAD
PRESIDENT BUSH: Each of them knew that great endeavors are inseparable from great risks.
ONE BY ONE, EACH ASTRONAUT WAS REMEMBERED.
COMMANDER RICK HUSBAND PERFORMED THE FIRST DOCKING WITH THE
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION.
WILLIAM MCCOOL LOGGED OVER 28-HUNDRED HOURS OF FLIGHT. MICHAEL ANDERSON
OVER TWO HUNDRED HOURS IN SPACE.
KALPANA CHAWLA FLEW ACROBATICS IN SMALL PLANES.
LAUREL CLARK LOVED THE OUTDOORS.
ILAN RAMON, A COLONEL WITH THE ISRAELI AIR FORCE BELIEVED LIFE WAS NOT A
AND DAVID BROWN HELD AN UNWAIVERING FAITH IN SPACE EXPLORATION.
Captain Brown was correct America's space program will go on.
INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL TRYING TO DISCOVER WHY COLUMBIA BROKE APART
OVER TEXAS. THEY CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON THE ORBITERS LEFT SIDE. ITS
POSSIBLE THAT NASA ENGINEERS MISJUDGED JUST HOW MUCH DAMAGE A FALLING
PIECE OF DEBRIS DID TO THE SHUTTLES THERMAL TILES WHEN IT LAUNCHED.
SEAN OKEEFE/NASA Administrator:
....honor the legacy of those fallen heroes by finding out what caused crash and make sure this never happens again.
Jennifer Miller/CBS News:
TO COME: THE FOCUS IS NOT ON HOW THE CREW WAS LOST BUT THE LEGACY THEY LEAVE BEHIND. JENNIFER MILLER CBS NEWS, JSC HOUSTON. NOW BACK TO YOU.))
A Pittsylvanin County jury got its first look today at evidence in the capital murder trial of Roy Douglas Inge Junior.
The 24-year old is charged with gunning down Deputy Frankie Betterton during a traffic stop last May.
Betterton had stopped Inge because he was allegedly stalking an ex-girlfriend, who worked for Betterton's wife at the Brosville Animal Clinic.
Investigator William Baggerly was the first to find Betterton after the shooting.
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Inge was arrested a short time later at his parent's home. Investiagtors recovered the murder weapon there, a 380-caliber handgun, Inge had bought several months earlier.
An investigation has cleared the Salem police officer who accidentally shot a man he was trying to arrest.
Today, the Commonwealth's Attorney said he believes the officer's actions were appropriate for the investigation he was conducting.
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Joe Dashiell covered the shooting in December, and he's here tonight with more on today's announcement.
Jean, the Virginia State Police investigated the circumstances surrounding the shooting, and Salem Commonwealth's Attorney Fred King reviewed the facts.
He found the conduct of Detective Michael Brightwell Junior was appropriate and does not warrant any action by his office.
Michael Scott Peery was wounded December 17th in the parking lot of Lee-Hi Lanes.
Authorities said the incident occurred as officers were trying to make an undercover drug buy.
In a news release, the prosecutor said the officer was justified in drawing his weapon. He said Peery refused to obey Brightwell's commands and tried to escape. And King found that Detective Brightwell did not intentionally discharge his weapon.
Brightwell has been on administrative leave since the shooting. He returned to full duty this afternoon.
Jean, our efforts to contact Michael Peery were unsuccessful. The commonwealth's attorney says he will face charges related to the drug investigation.
A shooting in Israel- Israeli soldiers fire at a boy.
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The soldiers shot the 13 year old in the face with rubber bullets like these after a group of boys pelted the troops tanks with stones in the West Bank.
The boy was taken to a nearby hospital. He lost an eye and suffered serious damage to his nose and mouth.
The boy was reportedly throwing stones at troops during a curfew which was imposed by the army.
Secretary of State Colin Powell is making last minute preparations for his U-N presentation on Iraq.
That as inspectors find another empty chemical warheard.
Teri Okita has more from Washington.
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(( SADDAM HUSSEIN SAYS IRAQ HAS NO RELATIONSHIP WITH AL-QAEDA BUT
IF IT DID, HE WOULDNT BE ASHAMED OF IT. IN AN INTERVIEW AIRED ON
BRITISH T-V, SADDAM ALSO DENIED HAVING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION AND
SAID THE U-S IS INTENT ON WAR TO CONTROL THE WORLDS OIL.
TRACK: BUT U-S OFFICIALS SAY PROOF OF IRAQS ILLEGAL WEAPONS AND LINKS
TO TERRORIST GROUPS WILL BE DISCLOSED WEDNESDAY WHEN SECRETARY OF
STATE COLIN POWELL HEADS TO THE U-N WITH SATELLITE PHOTOS, DOCUMENTS,
AND TRANSCRIPTS. POWELL WILL HAVE TO CONVINCE DOUBTFUL NATIONS,
INCLUDING FRANCE WHICH SEEMED UNSWAYED BY BRITISH ARGUMENTS FOR
POSSIBLE WAR. BRITAINS PRIME MINISTER SAYS PROOF WONT ONLY COME FROM
(Super: Tony Blair/British Prime Minister)
SOT: We have the inspectors report on the 14th of February, and we
should keep track of that very carefully.
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STANDUP BRIDGE: Powells presentation will also have to convince
skeptical Americans many who believe this issue is about oil, not
TRACK: ANTI-WAR, ANTI-AMERICA DEMONSTRATORS ALSO RALLIED NEAR BAGHDAD.
THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT CLAIMS MILLIONS OF CITIZENS HAVE PLEDGED TO JOIN
ANY WAR AGAINST THE U-S. IT ALSO SAYS IT CONTINUES TO COOPERATE WITH
U-N INSPECTORS WHO VISITED A DOZEN SUSPECT SITES TUESDAY, AND
FOUND ANOTHER EMPTY CHEMICAL WARHEAD.
(Super: Hans Blix/Chief U.N. Weapons Inspector)
SOT: We are there with muscular team with over 100-inspectors and with
new equipment and technology.
Track: (OR LIVE/STANDUP)
BLIX DOESNT EXPECT POWELL WILL OFFER ANY NEW SITES FOR HIS TEAMS TO
INVESTIGATE AND CONTINUES TO PLEAD WITH IRAQ FOR COOPERATION. TERI
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Next on our newscast, the General Assembly refuses to give Governor Warner something he wanted.
Plus we all know that frogs don't really give you warts... but is it true that duct tape can take them away. We'll have the answer after the break.
There will be no back-to-back terms for future governors in Virginia.
The House of Delegates killed the two-term governor proposal for the second time in a matter of days.
Opponents of the bill say it would disrupt the state's balance of power between the legislative and executive branches.
Governor Warner says he's disappointed by the 49-to-51 vote.
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Republican lawmakers say they would support the measure if some of the governor's appointment powers were eliminated.
Governor Warner says he likes the resolution and the executive branch powers the way they are.
Men who suffer impotence could soon have another treatment option.
The maker of a new drug, (See-ALL-is), Cialis, says it's better than Viagra because it lasts longer and acts faster.
The pharmaceutical company says Cialis (See-ALL-is) stays active in the body for 24 hours compared to Viagra's three to four hours.
The drug has already been introduced in Europe. No word yet on when it will go on sale in the United States.
While warts are a common problem for many people, they are sometimes hard to remove.
But some people are claiming, getting rid of a wart may be as simple as a trip to the hardware store.
As Anya Tucker reports some are trying duct tape.
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Coming up a little later in Sports,
former 49'ers head coach Steve Mariucci does not stay unemployed for long. We'll tell you where he is heading.
Late bargain hunters try to push the stock markets higher. We'll see if they succeeded in today's Marketwatch report.
Also we will tell you why the Miss Virginia Pageant is looking for a few good women... ages 60 plus.
On Wall Street today, the major markets spent the entire session in the red as investors'
fears of war grew.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good evening everybody and welcome to Tuesday ticker.
Football season is officially over, but not off the field.
This afternoon the NFL's Detroit Lions finally got their man.
Steve Mariucci has agreed to take over the Lions just 20 days after the San Francisco 49ers fired him.
Mariucci was 60-and-43 with the Niners, including a 3-and-4 mark in the playoffs.
He inherits a team that hasn't done squat since Bobby Ross was in charge.
It is a homecoming for him as he was born and raised in Michigan.
Virginia Tech's football team won on the field and helped the school win big at the bank off the field this year.
Tech had it's best year to date for sales of Virginia Tech products and also had a record setting quarter. Fans who wanted Hokie products spent around 250 thousand dollars on Tech products.
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The Tech football team also picked another huge commitment tomorrow as Zavier Adibi, the younger brother of Nathaniel Adibi picked Tech over Tennessee.
The Hokies and Cavaliers both lost out on wide receiver Chase Anastasio from Robinson high school. He picked Notre Dame over the Hoos and Hokies today.
Tomorrow is the official national signing day.
Virginia point guard Keith Jenifer was suspended indefinitely last night from the UVa men's basketball team.
And as you might guess the suspension is related to an incident off the court - an altercation or fight that Jenifer had with another UVa student.
Head coach Pete Gillen called it conduct detrimental to the team.
He will not practice or play in games during the suspension.
This is the second time he has been suspended this year.
You may remember he missed an exhibition game in November.
UVa is off until Thursday night when they travel to College Park to battle Maryland in a nine o'clock tip-off.
And the heat from the ACC hardwood is back on Your Hometown Station tomorrow night.
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JJ Redick and the Duke Blue Devils look to get back on track as they battle their old nemesis North Carolina at nine.
Catch all the action right on WDBJ-7 in primetime.
Coming up at the top of the hour - Rusty Wallace prepares to tackle his biggest nemesis Daytona - with a brand new ride.
His thoughts and much more coming up at the top of the hour.
Jean will be right back in just a minute. Take care everybody.
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British police have arrested singer Courtney Love after she arrived on a trans-Atlantic flight at London's Heathrow Airport.
A spokesman for Virgin Atlantic Airlines says the 38 year singer was detained this morning after a disturbance on a flight from Los Angeles.
Love allegedly argued with the cabin crew while the plane was in the air.
The plane's captain called police during the flight.
Witnesses said officers met the flight when it arrived, and after about 20 minutes, Love was escorted off and put into a police van.
Love's publicist says there was a brief verbal disagreement during Love's flight, but the situation has been ``highly exaggerated.''
If you've ever held the title of Miss Virginia, you are invited back on stage.
This June, the Miss Virginia pageant will celebrate fifty years in Roanoke.
Plans call for all former winners to perform the night before the pageant.
The event will be taped and then aired an hour before the contest.
The problem is, the pageant's having trouble finding all its former winners.
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((STEVE MUSSELWHITE/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MISS VIRGINIA PAGEANT: MOST OF THEM ARE PRIOR TO THE PAGEANT MOVING TO ROANOKE. THERE ARE A COUPLE THAT WE'RE STILL LOOKING FOR SINCE 1954 BUT, ALL BUT TWO ARE PRE-1954. WE JUST NEED HELP FINDING THEM WHEREVER THEY MAY BE AT THIS POINT.))
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If you know the whereabouts of any former Miss Virginias you can call 540-989-4531.