Investigators say there is no indication that terrorists are behind yesterday afternoon's explosion at Yale University.
No one was injured inside the law school building, and the blast caused only minor damage.
But the incident does add fear to a nation already on edge, in the wake of the heightened terror alert.
Federal, state, and local authorities in Connecticut will spend the day trying to determine how the explosive device got into the classroom.
Jennifer Miller is in New Haven, Connecticut and joins us now with an update.
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News;]
[SUPER=05-New Haven, CT;]
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[SUPER=03-New Haven, CT;]
[SUPER=01-Michael Wolf/F. B. I.;]
[SUPER=01-Linda Lorimer/Yale University Vice-President;]
[OUT Q=back to you.]
[SUPER=05-New Haven, CT;]
(New Haven, CT)
THE F-B-I HAS INTERVIEWED STUDENTS AND SEARCHED THE YALE UNIVERSITY LAW
SCHOOL BUT MANY QUESTIONS REMAIN.
"at this point we'll confirm the fact that it was an explosive device as
to what it is or what it was, one we don't know and two we wouldn't
discuss that". :08
AND INVESTIGATORS DON'T KNOW 'WHO' IS BEHIND THE EXPLOSION THAT ROCKED
THIS CONNECTICUT CAMPUS.
AUTHORITIES SAY THE BLAST RIPPED THROUGH A FIRST-FLOOR CLASSROOM AND
DAMAGED THE ONE NEXT DOOR.
"we just ran, I mean we were running out of the building because no one
knew what was going on" :05
BUT THE TWO CLASSROOMS WERE EMPTY... MOST STUDENTS HAVE ALREADY LEFT FOR
(SOT: Linda Lorimer/Yale University VP)
"we are very fortunate that there were no injuries and that the campus
is largely empty at this point" :06
THE EXPLOSION ONLY ADDS ANXIETY TO A NATION NOW UNDER A HIGHER TERROR
ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY SECURITY HAS BEEN STEPPED UP.... FROM EXTRA
PATROLS AROUND THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE TO ANTI-AIRCRAFT MISSILES IN
INVESTIGATORS AT YALE SAY THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT AN INTERNATIONAL
TERRORIST GROUP IS INVOLVED, ALTHOUGH SOME STUDENTS INITIALLY FEARED THE
"we stood up kind of looked at each other that moment of should we sit
back down and continue or should we run, and after 9-11 I think everyone
has in their head that you should run" :09
The attorney for Percy Walton describes the condemend killer as as ``severely mentally ill.''
Walton is on death row for robbing and killing three neighbors in Danville back in 1996.
An April 30th mental health evaluation by the Department of Corrections found that Walton ``appears to be'' severely mentally retarded.''
But, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said the previous testing by Walton's own experts found he was NOT retarded.
Walton is scheduled to in the electric chair on Wednesday.
One person is dead following an accident in Roanoke County.
It happened on Route 220 near Starlight Lane around 9:10 last night.
Officers say a car headed northbound lost control and crossed the median, striking two vehicles heading southbound.
Four people were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
A 19 year old who was traveling in one of the southbound vehicles was pronounced dead when she arrived at the hospital.
Investigators say weather may have contributed to the accident, but also said nothing has been ruled out.
Beginning today, it will be tougher to get a Virginia Drivers License.
Applicants will now have to show the Department of Motor Vehicles a postmarked piece of mail to prove state residency.
The new requirement is to ensure the security of state identifications.
The D-M-V also requires applicants to provide proof of residency in the form of a utility bill or something similar, two proofs of identity and proof of a social security number.
Satellite customers won't need an antenna to pick up Your Hometown Station.
Dish Network and Direct-TV will be providing local channels to satellite customers within a matter of days.
Chip Garst uses satellite in his Roanoke County home because cable service is not provided here.
He says he rigged up an antenna just to get some locals, but is glad it will now be available.
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[IN Q=WELL IT]
((CHIP GARST/SATELLITE CUSTOMER; WELL IT TICKLES US TO DEATH CAUSE WE WATCH LOCAL CHANNELS A LOT.))
((BILL GIBSON/MASTER TV; I STILL THINK WE'LL SELL AN AWFUL LOT OF SATELLITES BUT I THINK CABLE WILL SURVIVE AND DO GOOD WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Chip Garst/Satellite Customer; :00 VERY QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Bill Gibson/Master TV; :07]
[OUT Q=DO GOOD WORK.]
Businesses that sell the dish systems expect sales to boom.
Gibson says other Virginia cities like Richmond and Norfolk doubled, if not tripled, their satellite subscribers once local channels were provided.
Members of a National Guard Unit from Roanoke have been reunited with family and friends.
They returned home yesterday....months ahead of schedule.
Richard Lesko has more on the homecoming.
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[SUPER=07-Karl Smulligan; :25]
[SUPER=07-Debra Weir; :45]
[SUPER=07-Larry Eldredge; :56 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=07-Matthew Cox; 1:03]
[OUT Q=RL, N7, Roanoke.]
(( When the 229th Chemical Company was in its home stretch, dozens of friends and family members lined the street in anticipation of catching an early glimpse of a loved one they had seen little of in three months.
The company was stationed at Fort Lee, and was ready to head to Iraq to decontaminate areas that have seen biological or chemical attacks.
[SOT - 2:22]
[INQ=The need for this...]
((COL. KARL SMULLIGAN/COMPANY COMMANDER; THE NEED FOR THIS TYPE OF UNIT DIDN'T MATERIALIZE SO THEREFORE, THE ARMY DECIDED THE BEST THING TO DO WAS TO RETURN THESE FINE CITIZEN-SOLDIERS BACK TO THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
[OUTQ=COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.]
The soldiers say they would have liked to put the knowledge that they trained so long for to use, but are glad to be home.
[SOT - 16:30]
[INQ=We were ready to go...]
((STAFF SGT. DEBRA WEIR; WE WERE READY TO GO. IN FACT OUR EQUIPMENT IS STILL OVER THERE, AND THE WAY THE BATTLE CHANGED WE WERE COMING HOME. BUT I'M READY TO BE HOME.))
[OUTQ=I'm ready to be home.]
[SOT - 18:02]
[INQ=I missed my daughter...]
((STAFF SGT. LARRY ELDREDGE; I MISSED MY DAUGHTER AND MY WIFE A LOT, I MISSED MY HOMELIFE. IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK.))
[OUTQ=good to be back.]
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[INQ=What are you most...]
((REPORTER: WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT? STAFF SGT. MATTHEW COX; GET THINGS BACK TO NORMAL GET THINGS TO CALM DOWN A SOME, GET BACK TO WORK. HOPE THINGS WILL GET BACK TO NORMAL.))
[OUTQ=get back to normal.]
Members of the 229th will remain on active duty until early June, and then wait until they are needed again.
Richard Lesko, News 7, Roanoke.))
Dozens of new jobs are coming to Franklin County.
Lincoln Consulting will open an office in Rocky Mount this summer.
The Fortune 500 management consulting company is based in Warrenton.
Officials say employees at the location will contact major corporations about Lincoln's consulting team.
In other business news, Intel will not expense employee stock options.
And Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan addressed Capitol Hill.
Alexis Christoforous has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in New York.]
((Intel shareholders narrowly rejected a proposal that the world's largest
computer chipmaker expense employee stock options, a nonbinding resolution
that Intel management had campaigned hard against.
Intel does not treat employee options as a regular cost of doing business
and its first-quarter profit would have been cut by about a third if it had
Intel also launched three new chipsets and three new Pentium 4 chips
WALL STREET MAY HAVE TO WAIT A BIT LONGER FOR AOL TIME WARNER'S TO SPIN OFF
ITS CABLE TV OPERATIONS. THE MEDIA GIANT SAID THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE
COMMISSION'S INVESTIGATION OF ITS ACCOUNTING COULD DELAY THE INITIAL PUBLIC
OFFERING UNTIL SOMETIME NEXT YEAR.
ON WALL STREET...INVESTORS STAYED ON THE SIDELINES AFTER FED CHIEF ALAN
ADDRESS CONGRESS ABOUT THE ECONOMY. GREENSPAN SAID FED POLICYMAKERS NEED TO
SEE MORE POST WAR ECONOMIC DATA BEFORE ASSESSING WHETHER THE ECONOMY IS
DOW UP 25
THE NASDAQ SLIPPED A POINT
TOBACCO STOCKS LIT UP AFTER A FLORIDA APPELLATE COURT OVERTURNED A 145
BILLION DOLLAR PUNITIVE DAMAGE VERDICT AGAINST THE TOBACCO COMPANIES.
TRACK ALL THE PREMARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NEW
(tape tosses to stocks)
The death toll stands at 500 in the wake of a powerful earthquake in Algeria.
More than 45- hundred others were injured.
Rescue workers continue to search through the rubble for any survivors.
One of the hardest hit areas was outside of Algiers, where witnesses say one building after another was reduced to rubble.
There have been about 10 aftershocks.
Experts say the quake is the strongest to hit the North African country in over 20 years.
A 17 year old who allegedly took a gun to Lord Botetourt High School has been arrested.
Deputies say it happened Tuesday evening after school hours.
Students then reported seeing the student on school grounds yesterday morning.
That prompted a lockdown.
The suspect was arrested a short time later several hundred yards away from the school.
He did not have a gun at the time, but one was found at the house where he stayed Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, Martinsville police have issued an arrest warrant for a teenager they believe shot a school bus with a BB gun.
They're looking for 18 year old DeKey Trevor Penn of Martinsville.
Neither the bus driver nor the lone student on board was hurt in the May 14th incident.
He's been compared to Luther Vandross, and dubbed the "Velvet Teddy Bear".
[SUPER=04-Fox Broadcasting Co.;]
Last night, Alabama native Ruben Studdard emerged the latest winner on "American Idol," defeating fellow southerner Clay Aiken.
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[IN Q=I'm just elated]
((RUBEN STUDDARD/AMERICAN IDOL WINNER:I'M JUST ELATED, MAN, THIS IS WONDERFUL, MAN, I'VE DREAMED OF BEING IN THIS PLACE MY WHOLE LIFE AND I'M FINALLY HERE AND THERE'S NOTHING BETTER THAN BEING ABLE TO LIVE YOUR DREAM. ))
[SUPER=01-Ruben Studdard/American Idol Winner;]
[OUT Q=live out your dream.]
It was a close competition--
Only 130- thousand votes separated the two finalists out of 24 million votes cast.
In addition to bragging rights, Ruben Studdard also won a recording contract.
Last season's American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, saw her debut album hit number one during its first week out.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
In other business news, Stocks ended yesterday mixed.
And American Airlines new C-E-O is taking a pay cut.
John Lisk has more in today's business brief.
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[SUPER=01-John Lisk/Reporting; :55]
[OUT Q=I'm John Lisk]
((BLUE-CHIPS EDGED HIGHER WEDNESDAY BUT INVESTORS WERE STILL SEARCHING FOR DIRECTION AFTER THE RECENT RUNUP.
THE DOW GAINED 26 POINTS ON THE DAY.
WHILE THE NASDAQ LOST TWO.
A FLORIDA APPEALS COURT HAS REVERSED THE RECORD-SETTING TOBACCO SETTLEMENT THAT ORDERED TOBACCO COMPANIES TO PAY SMOKERS 145-BILLION IN PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
THE AWARD IN THE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT ADDED 12-POINT-7 MILLION IN COMPENSATORY DAMAGES.
THE THREE JUDGE PANEL CALLED THE SETTLEMENT "GROSSLY EXCESSIVE."
PHILIP MORRIS WOULD HAVE TAKEN THE BIGGEST HIT, PAYING OUT ALMOST 74-BILLION.
NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR IS LAYING OFF MORE THAN THREE-HUNDRED EMPLOYEES AND CLOSING ONE OF ITS BUSINESS UNITS.
THE CALIFORNIA BASED COMPANY IS TAKING A 25-T0-30-MILLION DOLLAR FOURTH QUARTER CHARGE AGAINST COST CUTTING.
HOWEVER, THEY'RE NOT CHANGING THEIR FOURTH QUARTER REVENUE FORECAST.
THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE COMPANY THAT OWNS AMERICAN AIRLINES WON'T BE TAKING ANY SALARY OR STOCK OPTIONS THIS YEAR.
A-M-R CORPORATION'S EDWARD BRENNAN, SAYS HE'S SETTING A CLIMATE OF SACRIFICE.
THE COMPANY HAS SECURED NEARLY TWO-BILLION DOLLARS IN COST SAVINGS FROM EMPLOYEE PAY AND BENEFITS.
THIS YEAR AS IT NARROWLY AVERTED BANKRUPTCY THREE TIMES.
WITH THE BIZ BRIEF, I'M JOHN LISK.))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS]
The world of country music descended on "Sin City" last night at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Stacy Case was there.
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[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alan Jackson/Album of the Year Winner; :14]
[SUPER=01-Brooks & Dunn/Vocal Duo of the Year; :30 very quick]
[SUPER=01-Martina McBride/Top Female Vocalist; :41 very quick]
[SUPER=01-Stacy Case/CBS News; 1:29]
[OUT Q=Case, CBS News, Las Vegas.]
LAS VEGAS HAS GONE COUNTRY AND ALAN JACKSON HOPES 'HIS LUCK'
DOESN'T RUN OUT. FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, THE AWARDS JUST KEEP
ROLLING IN -- JACKSON WON ALBUM OF THE YEAR FOR "DRIVE."
(SOT: Alan Jackson/Musician)
I thought Id got all this last yearbut I appreciate the Academy for
recognizing this album is a very special album for me.
TRACK: BROOKS AND DUNN DID IT AGAIN TOO. VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR---
THREE YEARS IN A ROW. THEIR 18TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD.
SOT: BROOKES AND DUNN
"Stick with us. Thank you."
BUT IT WAS TWO RELATIVE NEWBIES ON THE ACADEMY SCENE WHO WON TOP
VOCALIST AWARDS: KENNY CHESNEY, WHO FOUGHT BACK TEARS AFTER RECEIVING
HIS TROPHY, AND MARTINA MCBRIDE.
(SOT: Martina McBride/Musician) "This is too much...this is more than I
TRACK: A HAT FULL OF STARS SANG THEIR HEARTS--- WYNONA, SHANIA,
KENNY CHESNEY... SPECIAL GUESTS THIS YEAR,.... FORMER POW'S FROM THE
WAR IN IRAQ. LONESTAR OFFERED A TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS---- THE SONG,
"I'M ALREADY THERE" BROUGHT A PATRIOTIC FLARE.
NAT: music. lone star..
THE DIXIE CHICKS WERE UP FOR THREE AWARDS, BUT DIDN'T WIN ANY. THEY
WERE BUTT OF SEVERAL JOKES AND THE AUDIENCE BOOED THEIR NAMES. BUT
PRESENTER VINCE GILL URGED THE AUDIENCE TO FORGIVE THEIR COMMENTS MADE
ABOUT PRESIDENT BUSH...AND THE TRIO PERFORMED VIA SATELLITE FROM TEXAS.
(SOT: Stacy Case/CBS News)
A popular radio station in Galax is singing the blues these days.
Three weeks ago, lightning struck the 100-thousand watt antenna for W-B-R-F.
The classic country station has since been running only 11-hundred watts of power.
Listeners who turn to "98 point one" now usually just hear static.
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[IN Q=This is a very rare]
(( JOHN MULLINS/CHIEF ENGINEER; THIS IS A VERY RARE PROBLEM. THIS RIGHT HERE ONLY HAPPENS ONCE IN A BLUE MOON.))
(( RAY BASS/OPERATIONS MANAGER; IT HAS CAUSED US TO HAVE TO GO TO AUXILARY POWER WHICH WE ARE BROADCASTING AT A VERY LOW WATTAGE AND THAT CUTS DOWN THE COVERAGE AREA TREMENDOUSLY FOR US.))
[SUPER=01-John Mullins/Chief Engineer; :02]
[SUPER=01-Ray Bass/Operations Manager; :09]
[OUT Q=tremendously for us]
Blue Ridge Country 98 hopes to be running at full power again within the next two to three weeks.