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Franklin County's former Public Safety Director Claude Webster was shot and killed as a deputy and a county public safety officer tried to serve him with a warrant.
The incident happened around 9:45 last night at Webster's home on Route 220 near Boones Mill.
Deputy Todd Maxey and Animal Control Officer Marvin Woods were trying to serve Webster with a warrant for stalking his girlfriend.
Sheriff Quint Overton says Webster pulled a gun and was shot in the chest while on the back porch of his house.
Investigators aren't saying who fired the shots.
Webster died at the scene.
State Police are now in charge of the case.
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[IN Q=We are here]
((SGT. BOB ROSS/STATE POLICE; WE ARE HERE AT THE REQUEST OF THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT TO SEE IF ANYTHING IMPROPER WAS DONE. AND THEN HAVE THE COMMONWEALTHS ATTORNEY SIGN OFF ON WHAT HAS HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Bob Ross/State Police]
[OUT Q=what has happened.]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/January 30]
Webster was well known in Franklin County.
He served as county Public Safety Director for nine years, but resigned after being arrested for drunk driving in August.
Scott Peterson says he's innocent in the murders of his wife and unborn child.
That's the plea he entered yesterday in a California court.
The prosecution accuses Peterson of killing his wife, Laci and their infant "intentionally, deliberately, and with pre- meditation."
The D-A says he'll likely seek the death penalty.
Laci Peterson's body and the remains of her child
were discovered washed up along the San Francisco Bay.
With the destruction of war over, the U-S is now trying to put Iraq back together.
There's a lot to do, but some Iraqi citizens aren't willing to help.
Drew Levinson has more.
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[SUPER=201-Eric Schwartz/Council on Foreign Relations;]
[SUPER=201-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News, Kuwait City.]
(nats-"Down with America")
THE PROTESTS IN BAGHDAD ARE GETTING LOUDER AND LARGER.
NOW FREE TO SPEAK THEIR MIND DEMONSTRATORS ARE TELLING THEIR LIBERATORS
THE MILITARY CONTINUES TO PROMISE IT WILL NOT STAY LONGER THAN IT HAS TO.
BUT THAT MAY BE A WHILE.
BASICS LIKE POWER ARE JUST GETTING BACK ON-LINE.
AND LINING UP A POWER FOR THE PEOPLE, A NEW GOVERNMENT, IS STILL IN ITS
WHICH MEANS TROOPS COULD BE ROAMING THE STREETS FOR YEARS.
(SOT -Eric Schwartz, Council on Foreign Relations)
"I think the challenges are just too great for the United States to
withdraw the bulk of security forces in a matter of months."
U-S FORCES STILL HAVE TO ROUND UP THE REST OF THE REGIME.
ONLY EIGHT OF AMERICA'S MOST WANTED HAVE BEEN CAPTURED.
THE LATEST: MUHAMMAD HAMZA aL-ZUBAYDI (HAHMZ'-uh ahl-zoo-BEYE'-dee).
THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER NOW FACES WAR CRIMES AFTER TAKING PART IN THE
BRUTAL SUPPRESSION OF SHI'ITES FOLLOWING THE 19-91 GULF WAR.
EXPERTS SEARCHING FOR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION HAVE COME UP EMPTY,
HOWEVER, THEY MAY BE ONE STEP CLOSER.
OFFICIALS CONFIRM INGREDIENTS AND EQUIPMENT THAT CAN BE USED TO MAKE
CHEMICAL WEAPONS HAVE BEEN FOUND.
BUT THEY'RE NOT SAYING EXACTLY WHAT WAS BURIED SOUTH OF BAGHDAD AND
UNCOVERED SEVERAL DAYS AGO.
STANDUP: (Drew Levinson/CBS NEWS/Kuwait City, Kuwait)
STILL WHERE'S SADDAM?
THE HEAD OF THE IRAQI NATIONAL CONGRESS SAYS HE IS GETTING INFORMATION
THAT SADDAM AND HIS SONS ARE IN THE COUNTRY AND CONTINUE MOVING PLACE TO
[TAPE#=03-01 TC 2:06:38]
A man who is no stranger to Roanoke City Council will serve the city once again.
Members have selected Bev Fitzpatrick to succeed Bill Carder who is stepping down to take a job in South Boston.
Fitzpatrick served on city council from 1988 to 1993 including two stints as vice mayor.
Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith says council members were lobbied hard, and considered many qualified candidates.
In the end however, Fitzpatrick was their unanimous choice.
Fitzpatrick says his top priority is to continue to move the area forward and he believes it takes regional cooperation to achieve that.
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[IN Q=Western Virginia which includes]
((BEV FITZPATRICK/COUNCIL MEMBER DESIGNATE: ))
[SUPER=01-Bev Fitzpatrick/Council Member Designate]
[OUT Q=BENEFIT COLLECTIVELY]
Fitzpatrick is expected to take his seat on May 19th.
He'll serve on city council until July of 2004.
He says he has no definite future plans beyond that but will keep the option open for running for the seat once Carder's term is up.
Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham unveiled a 204- million dollar budget proposal that would trim services and raise some taxes and fees.
But yesterday, she said officials have done their best to minimize the impact on city residents.
While local revenues are on the rise, the city faces cuts in state funding.
Burcham has proposed increases for a number of city charges, including the E-911 tax, a short-term rental tax on videos and equipment, and sewage treatment fees.
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[IN Q=We expect the impact]
((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER; WE EXPECT THE IMPACT ON THE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD TO BE ABOUT THREE DOLLARS PER MONTH. AND WHILE WE WOULD HOPE WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO RAISE ANYTHING, WE THINK THREE DOLLARS A MONTH FOR THE SERVICES WE DELIVER IN OUR CITY IS A REASONABLE VALUE.))
[OUT Q=is a reasonable value]
Proposed increases did bring some complaints, and city residents will have an opportunity to offer their opinions at a public hearing May first.
Drivers in the New River Valley may want to avoid one particular area today.
Weather permitting, V-Dot says it will finish up paving at the intersection of Cambria and Franklin streets in Christiansburg.
Officials say the work will begin at seven this morning and take about 12-hours.
During that time no left turns will be permitted from Route 460 onto Cambria.
Officials says drivers should find alternate routes or expect some delays.
The threat of bankruptcy is again looming over American Airlines.
[SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX;]
Two of the three major unions with American had reached wage and benefit concessions.
But now workers are being told they can re- vote.
Many are angry that top executives received bonuses while they negotiated the concessions.
American has now taken back the bonuses.
Meanwhile, Southwest Airlines has announced its twelfth consecutive year of profitability.
The low cost carrier reported first quarter earnings of 24 million dollars, or 3 cents a share.
Meanwhile, stocks barely budged yesterday.
Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case]
((STOCK PRICES STUCK TO A NARROW RANGE MONDAY AS INVESTORS TOOK A BREATHER FROM LAST WEEK'S RALLY AND SPENT MONDAY MULLING OVER-BUT NOT ACTING ON--SOME POSITIVE EARNINGS REPORTS.
THE DOW CLOSED EIGHT POINTS LOWER.
THE NASDAQ WAS DOWN ONE.
3-M REPORTED ITS QUARTERLY EARNINGS ROSE, HELPED BY INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY, COST CONTROLS AND THE WEAKER U.S. DOLLAR.
THE INDUSTRIAL CONGLOMERATE AND DOW COMPONENT REPORTED NET INCOME OF A DOLLAR-27 PER SHARE, COMPARED WITH A DOLLAR-14 A YEAR EARLIER.
RESULTS WERE SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN ANALYSTS' EXPECTATIONS.
SHARES WERE NEARLY UNCHANGED.
MERCK & COMPANY SAYS ITS FIRST-QUARTER PROFIT ROSE 5 PERCENT.
STRONG SALES OF ITS HYPERTENSION AND OSTEOPOROSIS DRUGS OFFSET LOWER SALES OF THE ARTHRITIS TREATMENT VIOXX.
NET PROFIT AT THE WORLD'S THIRD-BIGGEST DRUG MAKER ROSE TO 76 CENTS A SHARE, UP FROM 71 CENTS A YEAR AGO.
MERCK IS ANOTHER COMPONENT OF THE DOW.
SHARES WERE UP ALMOST TWO PERCENT ON THE DAY.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION POSTED A PROFIT BUT SLASHED ITS FULL-YEAR EARNINGS OUTLOOK.
THE COMPANY EARNED A DOLLAR-32 PER SHARE IN THE FIRST QUARTER, COMPARED WITH A LOSS OF SEVEN-DOLLARS-63-CENTS A YEAR AGO.
THE YEAR-AGO LOSS INCLUDED CHARGES FOR GOODWILL IMPAIRMENT AND RESTRUCTURING.
WITH THE BIZ BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS]
A Lynchburg jury is hearing evidence in the trial of one of four men accused of beating another man to death last year.
28-year-old Ronald L. Brooks Junior died after a group of people attacked him in the 100 block of Jackson Street June 11th.
Brooks had reportedly gone to the area to buy crack cocaine.
24-year-old Shamaine Lamont Horsley is the first to be tried for the crime. Several witnesses testified yesterday they saw Horsley hit Brooks in the head with a large stick.
The medical examiner says Brooks died from multiple blows to his head.
Horsley's defense will begin presenting its case later this morning.
Roanoke's version of the walk of fame is almost set in stone.
The Grandin Theatre is getting ready to put in its star sidewalk design.
Hundreds were sold as a fundraiser for the restored movie house.
Names and personal messages are engraved on the stainless steel stars.
They're being proofread and laid into cement.
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[SOT 21:09:15 - :31]
[IN Q=the stars]
((KATHY CHITTUM/GRANDIN THEATRE EXEC. DIR.; THE STARS WILL BE SET SIX TO A PENTAGON SHAPE AND THE PENTAGON WILL BE IN RED CONCRETE THEN THERE WILL BE WHITE CONCRETE STARS PLACED AROUND IT IT'S VERY VISUAL, THE GRANDIN WILL BE SPELLED OUT IN STAINLESS STEEL LETTERS, IT'S BASICALLY A GIGANTIC PUZZLE PIECE.))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Chittum/Grandin Theatre Executive Director;]
[OUT Q=PUZZLE PIECE.]
The first of the stars should be placed in front of the theatre within a month.
More than 600 stars have been sold and about 150 are still available.
They cost is one-thousand dollars. You can pay monthly and with the purchase of each star, you get a free movie at the Grandin every month.
Anger Management is still number one at the box office.
And, Madonna's new album is available today
Brooke Anderson has those stories and more in today's Hollywood Minute.
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[IN Q=With the Hollywood minute]
[SUPER=04-Warner Brothers; :06]
[SUPER=04-Walt Disney Pictures; :18]
[SUPER=04-Warner Brothers; :22]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :53]
[OUT Q=I'm Brooke Anderson.]
((WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE...I'M BROOKE ANDERSON.
MOVIE GOERS ARE STILL GOING -MAD- FOR THE FILM "ANGER MANAGEMENT".
THE COMEDY, STARRING ADAM SANDLER AND JACK NICHOLSON, TOOK THE TOP SPOT AT THE
BOX OFFICE FOR A SECOND WEEK IN A ROW, SNAGGING 25-POINT SIX MILLION DOLLARS.
THE DISNEY FAMILY ADVENTURE 'HOLES' OPENED AT NUMBER TWO ... WHILE THE NEW
COMEDY "MALIBU'S MOST WANTED" ROUNDED OUT THE TOP THREE.
WELL, FIRST SHE TWEAKED HER CONTROVERSIAL NEW MUSIC VIDEO --BECAUSE IT
CONTAINED ANTI-WAR IMAGERY. THEN SHE PULLED THE VIDEO ALTOGETHER...BUT NOW
MADONNA HAS RELEASED THIS MORE
SUBDUED VIDEO...FOR THE SONG 'AMERICAN LIFE'...HOPING NOT TO OFFEND ANYONE
AND OH YEAH, SHE EVEN TAKES A STAB AT RAPPING IN THIS SONG.
HERE'S A LISTEN.
BY THE WAY --MADONNA'S NEW ALBUM "AMERICAN LIFE" HITS STORES TODAY.
AND SOME SAD NEWS NOW FOR THE MUSIC WORLD...JAZZ AND BLUES SINGER NINA
SIMONE HAS DIED. ACCORDING TO HER MANAGER, THE LEGENDARY ARTIST DIED AT HER
HOME IN SOUTHERN
FRANCE MONDAY...DUE TO NATURAL CAUSES. SIMONE GAINED FAME IN 1959 WITH HER
INTERPRETATION OF GERSHWIN'S 'I LOVES YOU PORGY' FROM THE MUSICAL PORGY AND
NINA SIMONE WAS 70 YEARS OLD. WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M BROOKE ANDERSON. ))
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
If Southside's economy is going to survive without major input from tobacco, it needs to change its focus to more technology and research.
The Institute of Advanced Learning and Research is an 18-million dollar facility slated to be built near the Danville regional airport.
Yesterday, the Institute was awarded close to a million dollars in federal grants to help buy equipment and start research programs in a variety of fields.
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[IN Q=These new technologies]
((CHARLES STEGER/VA TECH PRESIDENT: THESE NEW TECHNOLOGIES WILL IN TURN CREATE A FOUNDATION FOR NEW BUSINESSES, FOR NEW JOBS AND FOR A NEW PROSPERITY. RESEARCH PROJECTS EMANATING FROM THE INSTITUTE WILL SPAN ALL OF SOUTHSIDE AND WILL ADVANCE OUR VISION OF A SUSTAINED, HEALTHY AND VIBRANT ECONOMY.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/Virginia Tech President]
[OUT Q=and vibrant economy.]
Once it's completed, officials hope the Institute will help attract talented researchers and scientists to the Danville area.
Exploration is part of the essence of the human spirit.
[VO-NAT at :18]
That's according to Colonel Frank Borman, commander of NASA's Gemini 7 and Apollo 8 missions.
The retired astronaut spoke at Hollins University last night as part of the school's science seminar.
Borman says, even in light of disasters like the recent break up of Shuttle Columbia over Texas, the space program must go on.
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[IN Q=You can't stop human progress...]
((COL. FRANK BORMAN/APOLLO ASTRONAUT: YOU CAN'T STOP HUMAN PROGRESS. IT'S UNFORTUNATE WE'VE HAD THESE FAILURES BUT NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE FAILURES IN A PROGRAM THAT'S RIGHT ON THE EDGE AND THE SHUTTLE IS RIGHT ON THE EDGE. IT'S RIGHT AT THE VERY, VERY TIP OF TECHNOLOGY.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Frank Borman/Gemini and Apollo Astronaut;]
[OUT Q=at the very, very tip of technology.]
Colonel Borman presided over the now defunct Eastern Airlines in the 1970s.
He now spends his time restoring aircraft.
You may not know it, but Governor Mark Warner loves basketball... so much so, he'll take the to the court for a celebrity basketball game at Hidden Valley High School.
On May 12th Governor Warner will join basketball stars like Doug Day, Damon Williams, Walt Derey and many others in the pick up game.
The coaches will be The Dazzle's Kent Davison, Roanoke's Page Moir and Cave Spring's Billy Hicks.
Game organizers are trying to acquire the services of Tech coach Seth Greenberg as well.
Admission will be free and a tip off time will be set in the next week