Today on News 7 at 5, for the first time since 1969 North Korean forces have intercepted an U-S military jet. We'll have details.
Plus someone apparently making an illegal U-turn causes an accident on Interstate 81.
No worries this week with precipitation type. It will be plain old rain. We'll show you in a moment.
Also new jobs are coming to the region. We'll tell you where.
On Healthcheck, we'll tell you about a leading cause of infertility.
Plus a former Redskin continues his tour of N-F-C East teams.
News 7 at 5 is next.
((LET'S JUST SAY IT'S BEEN A GOOD DAY FOR ALLT HE WORLD EXCEPT FOR AL QAEDA. ))
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U-S officials now say the man nabbed Saturday was actively planning attacks on U-S and Arab targets- (Hal-leed Shayk ) Mohammed is being questioned now at a secret location.
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Information about planned attacks is surfacing as officials comb through material gathered during Saturdays arrest.
Mohammed is the 37- year old arrested in Pakistan- He is the alleged mastermind behind the September 11th attacks.
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((ARI FLEISCHER: THE PRESIDENT EXPRESSED HIS DEEP APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE TO PRESIDENT MUSHARAF AND THE GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN FOR THEIR EFFORTS THAT LED TO THE CAPUTRE OF KHALID SHEIK MOHAMMED, THE MASTERMIND OF THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS.))
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Mohammed was arrested early Saturday morning in a raid on a home in Pakistan.
Computer files and documents were confiscated and Mohammed is being held at an undisclosed location.
It's also believed that Mohammed was involved in planning the U-S-S Cole attack and the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
The latest now on the fallout from Turkey after the government there said no to letting U-S forces set up cam pthere.
That means if the U-S goes to war with Iraq- it would have to do so mostly from Kuwait. That is where we find Chris Lawrence with the latest.
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((If the United States invaded Iraq right now it could only do so from
one direction, one post, one country: Kuwait. The U-S had planned to
base another 60,000 troops on Iraqs northern border. But Turkeys prime
minister wont say whether his parliament will reconsider a decision to
block that deployment.
Without Turkey's airstrips, coalition troops would have to use the more
primitive runways in northern Iraq. Supply lines would be stretched thin
and get worse if Saddam destroys dams to flood the southern roads.
"If Turkey sticks to its decision, the U-S would probably have to add
more ground troops to the thousands already here."
That could give Saddam incentive to launch a chemical attack against
this tiny country.
But the buildup continues despite the danger. The first American B-52
has landed in Britain one of the long-range bombers that could be
involved in any attack.
At a meeting in nearby Qatar, Persian Gulf foreign ministers refused to
ask Saddam Hussein to step down and go into exile. But they did agree
that war can be avoided.
George Papandreou/Greek Foreign Minister:
We feel that there is still a window of opportunity if Saddam Hussein
is to make a dramatic move on the issue of compliance and particularly on disarmament.
Saddam is giving them some reason to hope. He's promising more
information on his countrys biological weapons program...and on Monday Iraq crushed six more Al-Samound 2 missiles. But officials in Baghdad issued a warning to the world: theyll suspend the weapons destruction and keep their remaining missiles ..if they think the U-S will attack anyway. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Kuwait.))
The Pentagon says North Korean forces intercepted a U-S Air Force jet over the weekend.
Navy Lieutenant Commander Jeff Davis says it involved a reconnaissance aircraft that was on a routine mission in international airspace, about 150 miles off North Korea's coast.
Four North Korean MIG's shadowed the U-S plane for more than 20 minutes.
The closest the planes got was within 50 feet.
At one point, Davis says, one of the North Korean planes locked radar on the U-S jet. However no shots were fired, and the U-S plane returned safely to its base in Japan.
The last similar incident was in 1969, when North Korea shot down a U-S surveillance plane, killing some 30 people aboard.
State Police say an illegal U-turn is the cause of an accident that injured two people and backed up traffic on Interstate-81 today.
A car and two tractor trailers crashed into the median near where 581 meets 81-North.
Officials say Cora Williams tried to make the turn in the median so she could change her travel to Southbound.
The tractor trailer driver says she cut in front of him and braked.
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((DANNY DAGGETT/TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER; WHEN I SLAMMED ON MY BRAKES I HAD TO HIT SO HARD HE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO STOP EITHER HE HIT THE BACK OF MY TRUCK THE TRAILER AND WHEN IT DID IT BOUNCED THEM BACK AND SHE SWING AROUND. I WENT IN THE DITCH, SHE WENT IN THE DITCH AND TOOK HIM RIGHT INTO THE SIDE OF IT.))
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Williams and the driver of the second rig were both treated for non life threatening injuries at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Williams is being charged with reckless driving.
A new company is bringing more jobs to Grayson County.
Governor Mark Warner announced today that Harvest Pharmaceuticals will build its corporate office and warehouse in Independence.
The three-point-three million dollar investment will create 30-new jobs over the next year and a half.
Company officials say they chose Grayson County over other areas because of its reputation.
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((RANDAL KIRK/HARVEST PHARMACEUTICALS CHAIRMAN: I CERTAINLY REMEMBERED THAT THE WORKFORCE IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA HAS A NATURAL GIFT FOR VERY GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SO THAT REALLY LOOMED LARGE IN OUR DECISION TO LOCATE THE HARVEST CUSTOMER SERVICE AND DISTRIBUTION FACILITY HERE 2:00:16))
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The company says it plans to begin operations in July.
Some people are concerned about the Civic Centers new marketing tool. Other say it's just a sign of the times. We'll explain after the break.
Plus searchers find survivors of a plane crash in Massachusetts.
Four family members have survived a plane crash, but three others are dead. All seven were in a plane that went down in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.
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The plane was reported missing last night- and a search was underway, but it wasn't until today that crews found the wreckage.
The single Engine Piper Cherokee began its flight in Florida. It stopped in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and was headed home to New Hampshire.
The pilot reportedly called in to report icing trouble last night.
He was with his wife and five sons returning from a spring break vacation. No word yet which family members died, and which survived.
Today on Healthcheck, we're taking a look at a problem that is quite common among women with difficulty conceiving.
But it is not one that is easy to diagnose.
Dr. Sean Kenniff explains Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
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[SUPER=01-Lisa Adams/PCOS Patient;]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Marcelo Barrioneuevo/Fertility Doctor;]
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((LISA ADAMS KNEW SHE HAD A PROBLEM PRETTY EARLY ON.
SOT:LISA ADAMS /PCOS PATIENT
"...basically I didn't get a period unless I was on birth control
LIKE HER MOTHER...LISA WAS SUFFERING FROM POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN
SYNDROME...OR PCOS. A HORMONAL DISORDER WHERE CYSTS FORM IN THE
OVARIES...PREVENTING OVULATION MAKING PREGNANCY IMPOSSIBLE. OVERWHELMED
LISA FOUND A DOCTOR WHO COULD HELP.
"...I remember very clearly...coming in, I walked into his office, sat
down and just started to cry..."
DR. MARCELO BARRIONUEVO SAYS PCOS THOUGH COMMON IS NOT COMMONLY TALKED
ABOUT. IN FACT MOST WOMEN WITH PCOS, DON'T EVEN KNOW THEY HAVE IT...AND
FIND OUT ONLY WHEN THEY HAVE TROUBLE STARTING A FAMILY.
SOT: DR. BARRIONUEVO
"...the lack of ovulation is going to have two consequences, one is no
periods...irregular periods...or very sporadic periods, and also
OTHER THAN IRREGULAR OR ABSENT PERIODS. MANY WOMEN WITH PCOS ARE
OVERWEIGHT....OR OBESE. THEY OFTEN HAVE EXCESSIVE FACIAL HAIR AND ACNE.
PCOS CAN ALSO BE ASSOCIATED WITH DANGEROUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS LIKE
DIABETES...AND HYPERTENSION. IT MAY EVEN LEAD TO CANCER.
"...if they build that endometrial lining with too much estrogen...and
they don't get periods every two to three months...They could develop a
condition called endometrial hyperplasia, or endometrial cancer..."
THE DIAGNOSIS IS USUALLY MADE BY ULTRASOUND AND SIMPLE BLOOD TESTS, AND
THERE IS TREATMENT AVAILABLE. FOR WOMEN WHO DON'T WANT TO GET
PREGNANT...BIRTH CONTROL PILLS CORRECT MOST OF THE PROBLEM AND RESTORE
MENSTRUATION. DRUGS...OFTEN IN COMBINATION WITH IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION
CAN EVEN RETURN FERTILITY, AS IN LISA'S CASE. SHE'S NOW ENOYING
DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))
Roanoke City Council has gone on record supporting the preservation of a south Roanoke landmark.
The Roanoke Valley Council of Garden Clubs has put the Fairacres property up for sale.
And today, the group's lawyer said the best hope for the home is an interested buyer willing to pay a fair price.
Council members approved a resolution recognizing the property's historic and architectural significance.
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((BILL CARDER/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: IT'S NICE TO LOOK BACK AT PICTURES OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS IN DOWNTOWN, THEATERS, PLACES THROUGHOUT OUR CITY THAT ARE ALL GONE, SO I DON'T THINK IT'S WRONG FOR THIS COUNCIL TO MAKE A STATEMENT IN TERMS OF THIS RESOLUTION AND SAY THIS IS A HISTORIC STRUCTURE IN OUR CITY.))
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Representatives of the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation say they hope today's vote will raise awareness about the home's significance, but city council's resolution will not affect development rights on the property.
The Roanoke Civic Center is proudly displaying a new sign along Interstate 581.
The 20-by-20 foot message board lit up for the first time this morning.
Members of the Civic Center Commission say they've been discussing the addition for more than a decade.
A former chairman of the group says he considers the 175-thousand dollar marketing tool a personal accomplishment.
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((VERN DANIELSEN/FORMER CHAIR/CIVIC CENTER COMMISSION: IT'S REALLY KIND OF A DREAM COME TRUE. IT'S BEEN ONE OF MY LIFE'S "TO DO" ITEMS.))
((DANIELSEN: IT'S BEEN AN OBJECTIVE TO GET THIS DONE OVER THAN ENTIRE PERIOD OF TIME.))
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There had been some concern the message board would distract the tens of thousands of drivers who pass by on the Interstate every day.
But Danielsen says, in accordance with VDOT regulations, the message won't change any more often than every four seconds.
Coming up next on the newscast,
we will introduce you to some technology that could change your children's futures.
If you're tired of taking out the trash or doing the dishes, just get the robot to do it.
While that may sound like science fiction now, that kind of technology may not be too far away.
As Keith Oppenheim tells us, there's a robot hitting the road designed to get kids excited about the future.
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((IT'S ONLY FOUR FEET TALL, BUT MAKES A BIG IMPRESSION.
mos: "It could talk, and it moved, and it moved like a human would."
IT'S GOT FLEXIBILITY R-2-D-2 WOULD ENVY.
mos: "Yeah, it could climb stairs. it could do a lot of stuff robots haven't
AND IT'S STRUTTING ITS STUFF TO SCHOOL KIDS ACROSS THE U.S.
mos: "I thought it was really cool and up to date."
MADE BY HONDA, ASIMO IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AFTER 17 YEARS OF RESEARCH.
HONDA HOPES IN THE PRESENT, ASIMO WILL TURN KIDS ON TO SCIENCE AND MATH; AND IN
THE FUTURE WILL SERVE PEOPLE, PARTICULARLY THOSE WITH DISABILITIES.
Smith sot: "We believe someday people will say, 'Asimo, get me my medicine.
Asimo, get the door. Asimo - walk the dog.' "
KO: Now you might wonder what Asimo means.
Robot: Asimo stands for Advanced Step in Innovation Mobility.
KO: Exactly, and that name refers to what may be Asimo's greatest strength:
Intelligent Walking Technology - where the robot can actually predict its next
step - shifting its center of gravity as it goes.
Robot: Thank you very much.
KO: No problem.
AND WHILE ASIMO CAN FLEX ITS CIRCUITS BY DOING THE HULA...
...IT'S NOT INDEPENDENT.
BACKSTAGE, 2 TECHNICIANS OPERATE THE MACHINE. THE GOAL IS TO MAKE ASIMO
COMPLETELY AUTONOMOUS, AND TO DO SO WITH THE HELP OF YOUNG SCIENTISTS WHO COULD
BECOME PART OF A ROBOTIC REVOLUTION.
IN CHICAGO, I'M KEITH OPPENHEIM REPORTING. ))
Coming up in Sports, there is news of a head coaching change in the N-B-A,
plus we will tell you why it takes more than seven million dollars to buy the best seat in this house.
On Wall Street today, a weaker-than-expected report on the manufacturing sector took the wind out of stock markets sails.
Alexis Christoforous has more in our Marketwatch report.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Monday ticker which starts on the basketball floor. While the Virginia men's basketball team is in another late season slide, the women are picking up steam having won five straight ACC games. Today, the Cavs LaTonya Blue was named ACC player of the week.
Blue earns the honor thanks to her 25 point effort yesterday in a 69-59 UVa win over seventh ranked North Carolina. The sophomore netted her second double-double of the season, recording 10 rebounds as well. Blue hit a career best four three pointers and dished out five assists.
On the men's side, Florida State's Tim Pickett averaged 24 points and nine rebounds to go along with three steals to earn ACC player of the week honors. His 32 point, 11 rebound performance against Virginia Saturday helped his cause.
The NBA teams are starting to head down the stretch run.
At least many are headed in the postseason direction.
One team that is headed in the opposite direction in the Los Angeles Clippers.
As a result the Clippers fired head coach Alvin Gentry today and replaced him with former Celtics' great Dennis Johnson.
The Clippers have lost their last five games and are 19 and 35 in last place in the Pacific.
Gentry was in his third season with the Clippers.
The regional basketball tournaments that were postponed over and over last week due to the icy conditions, are back on tonight.
In Region Three - the Salem Civic Center is hosting a doubleheader tonight.
It's an all Blue Ridge affair in the opener as the two regular season champs Alleghany and Blacksburg meet in a 6:30 tip-off.
About 15 minutes after that game ends, the Cave Spring Knights will square off against the Brookville Bees out of the Seminole district.
Also, tonight down at Lord Botetourt high school another doubleheader is on tap in Region C.
In the opener, George Wythe faces the Maroon Tide of Galax at seven.
The late game at 8:45 - pits the Radford Bobcats against the Parry McCluer Fighting Blues.
Four regional semi-finals tonight , and four sets of highlights for you this evening on News 7 at 11.
The greatest kick returner in the history of the National Football League apparently hopes to play for each and every team in the NFC before he retires.
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34 year old Brian Mitchell, who played with the Redskins from 1990 through 1999 before he was unceremoniously released and signed by the Eagles - is now just about ready to cash is on free agency again.
Mitchell is ready to sign a four year deal with the New York Giants worth three and half million dollars. He also gets a half a million dollar signing bonus.
He has over 22 thousand all-purpose yards in his 13 NFL seasons.
And if you've been watching Your Hometown Station the past two weeks - you know that the Old Dominion Athletic conference
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basketball tournaments have been rocking the Salem Civic Center.
More than 10 thousand fans attend the men's and women's tournaments each year, but what you may not know is that much of the money generated from the event benefits area charities.
That story and more tonight at the top of the hour.
Take care folks and have a great Monday night.
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"Cradle 2 the Grave" took top honors at the box office this week-end.
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The teaming of a rap star and a martial arts expert was box office gold this past weekend.
Early estimates show the action flick starring D-M-X and Jet Li (LEE) earned a little more than 17 (m) million dollars in its opening
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The comedy "Old School" remained in second place earning a little less that 14 million dollars.
After spending its first two weeks at the top, "Daredevil" fell to the third spot.
``How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days'' and ``Chicago'' rounded out the top five.
Some people might consider it the equivalent of flushing their money down the toilet.
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But crowds of Chinese tourists are desperate to catch a glimpse of the world's most expensive toilets.
They are flocking to a Hong Kong jewelry store.
An entire bathroom costs seven-point-six- million dollars.