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Authorities are not sure what led up to the deaths of two people in Danville.
The bodies were discovered yesterday.
Charlie Saunders Junior rented the house next to his own to 27 -year old David Duane Totten and his 20- year old girlfriend Davida Edmonds.
Yesterday, Saunders found the couple dead inside the house.
He says the two were lying on the floor and appeared to have been shot to death.
[in q= We've never had ]
(( CHARLIE SAUNDERS, JR./LANDLORD: WE'VE NEVER HAD NOTHING LIKE THIS HAPPEN ON THIS STREET BEFORE, IT'S QUIET AND PEACEFUL, MORE OR LESS ON THIS STREET YES. ))
[super=01-Charlie Saunders, Jr./Landlord; ]
[out q=STREET, YES. ]
Danville police are treating the deaths as suspicious until autopsies determine whether the case is a homicide.
Plans to build a new stadium and ampitheater in Roanoke will move forward.
Roanokers who favor the renovation of Victory Stadium have been working to derail construction of the new stadium and amphitheater, and they filled council chambers again yesterday afternoon.
Council considered a motion that would have stopped construction of the new multi-purpose facility, but Alfred Dowe cast the deciding vote to keep the project on course.
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[IN Q=Sometimes the hardest thing]
((SOMETIMES THE HARDEST THING FOR CITIES TO COME TO GRIPS WITH IS THAT THEY ARE IN TRANSITION. WE ARE NOT A LARGE CITY MARKET ANY MORE. I THINK SALEM'S BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL IN RECOGNIZING YOU CAN GO AFTER SMALLER VENTURES AND DO THEM SUCCESSFULLY, AND THEN DO THEM CONSISTENTLY AND YOU'LL CONTINUE TO BE SUPPORTED.))
[SUPER=01-Alfred Dowe/Roanoke City Council;]
[OUT Q=you'll continue to be supported.]
Construction of the new stadium amphitheater may ultimately seal the fate of Victory Stadium, but yesterday's vote did not address the future of the Roanoke landmark.
Members of Roanoke City Council are calling for a new task force on school safety.
Last night, they asked that changes in the resource officer program be put on hold until a new study is completed.
Former Resource officer Butch Lewis was in the audience yesterday afternoon.
Supporters spoke in favor of his return to Patrick Henry High School.
Council member Bill Bestpitch proposed the task force to develop recommendations by the end of the year.
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[IN Q=I think this will give us]
((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I THINK THIS WILL GIVE US A MUCH BETTER PROCESS THAT WILL GIVE ALL THE PARENTS, STUDENTS, TEACHERS, OFFICERS, ANY CITIZEN OF ROANOKE WHO HAS A CONCERN ABOUT THIS ISSUE TO COME FORWARD, GET INVOLVED AND MAKE POSITIVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE, AND HELP US MOVE IN A BETTER DIRECTION.))
[OUT Q=move in a better direction.]
The resolution also asked the city manager to consider suspending changes related to school safety until the review can be completed.
As early as today, the Department of Homeland Security could issue a new security alert to our nation's airports.
Screeners will begin looking closer at personal items like cameras, radios, and laptop computers.
That, after investigators conducting raids on al-Qaida safehouses found electronic devices modified to conceal weapons.
The new warning comes as threats from al-Qaida grow more prevalent.
However, with Osama bin Laden in hiding and many of his key lieutenants either dead or captured, there's doubt that al-Qaida can pull off another major attack.
But U-S authorities don't want to take any chances.
There's word U-S forces might be headed for Liberia, where fierce fighting continues.
Hundreds of Nigerian troops are now in the civil war- torn country as peacekeepers.
Federal officials say there's a "possibility" American troops, who are now on warships off the coast of Liberia, could be joining them.
But before the U-S gets involved, President Bush wants the country's current leader to step down.
Charles Taylor says he'll relinquish power by Monday.
Renfro Corporation has announced it will terminate 166-jobs at its Pulaski facility.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens says a weak economy and foreign competition are being blamed.
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[IN Q=Copmpany officials]
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Brock; :13 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Anita Chrisley; :40]
[OUT Q=Myranda Stephens, News7.]
((Company officials would NOT go on camera, but we're told the company has had several layoffs in the last few months.
So for many of the workers, the question was NOT will they lose their jobs, but when?
((JACQUELINE BROCK: IT'S LIKE A ROUTINE. I MEAN THEY'VE BEEN LAYING OFF. THIS IS MY SECOND TIME BEING LAID OFF SO 19))
((REPORTER: YOU LOOK LIKE YOU'RE OKAY. OH YEAH I'LL BE ALRIGHT.))
But not everyone took the news as well.
((I'VE LIKED MY JOB HERE. IT'S BEEN A GOOD PLACE TO WORK. 38))
Anita Chrisley has worked at the plant for nearly 15-years.
But while seniority protected her from previous layoffs, she had a feeling it would only be a matter of time before this day would day would come.
((WE'VE HEARD RUMORS FOR QUITE A WHILE BUT WE ALWAYS JUST HOPED IT WOULDN'T COME TRUE 48))
Many of the workers say with so many companies laying off workers, it's going to be tough finding another job close to home.
((THIS AREA'S PRETTY SLACKED WITH WORK RIGHT NOW JUST HAVE TO HOPE FOR THE BEST FOR EVERYBODY .))))
The lines of communication are still open between Verizon and union negotiators.
Contract talks will resume in Washington this morning.
Both sides are reporting progress.
Verizon's union employees decided not to walk out when their contract expired Saturday, but they ARE mobilizing.
Yesterday, workers wore red and handed out sheets explaining what it means to work without a contract.
Picket schedules have been ready for months.
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[IN Q=Our members still]
((GUY ANGELL/CWA LOCAL 2204 PRESIDENT: OUR MEMBERS STILL WANT TO DO QUALITY SERVICE FOR THE PUBLIC. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEIR PHONES WORK AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE REPAIRED IN A TIMELY MANOR. WE DON'T FEEL LIKE THAT IS ON THE TOP OF VERIZON'S LIST RIGHT NOW. ))
[SUPER=01-Guy Angell/CWA Local 2204 President;]
[OUT Q=VERIZON'S LIST RIGHT NOW. ]
Verizon officials say the company can't be competitive without some changes in the union contract.
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[IN Q=We're facing]
((PAUL MILLER/VERIZON SPOKESMAN: WE'RE FACING INTENSIVE COMPETITION FROM A LOT OF PLACES. OTHER PHONE COMPANIES, CABLE TV COMPANIES, CELLULAR COMPANIES. WHEN PEOPLE MAKE A CELL PHONE CALL WE LOOSE BUSINESS AND WE HAVE TO OPERATE COMPETITIVELY OR WE'RE SIMPLY NOT GOING TO SURVIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Miller/Verizon Spokesman;]
[OUT Q=NOT GOING TO SURVIVE.]
The company would also like the ability to lay off and transfer employees in extreme situations.
In business news, Stocks closed mixed yesterday.
And Delta has launched its low-cost airline.
Jean Lee has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Jean Lee/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in New York.]
((> Stocks overcame early weakness on Monday and mostly headed north as the
> session wrapped up.
> The Dow tacked on 32 points to close at 91-86.
> The Nasdaq didn't quite make it, finishing down about 2-points.
> Investors found some incentive to buy after an upgrade of Cisco
> The company will talk about its earnings on Tuesday Ahead of that it
> upgraded by SG Cowen. The firm says the networking giant seems
> to restore its status as a growth company. Analysts expect Cisco to
> 15 cents a share, on revenue about 1.9 billion dollars.
> Other stocks to keep an eye on Tuesday - consumer goods maker Gillette
> set to report on earnings. Wall Street is looking for a profit of 29
> cents a share.
> And Oxford Health is also scheduled to release its latest numbers.
> We'll ALSO get another update on layoffs, when outplacement firm
> Challenger Gray & Christmas releases its report on July job cuts.
> AOL Time Warner and CareerBuilder.com shook hands on a 115 million
> deal. Career Builder will power the Careers and Jobs sections, of
> America Online brands.
> And Delta Air Lines is humming a different tune. It's new Song
> division has officially kicked off service from New York. Song will be
> only low-fare carrier to service all THREE New York metro area
> Initial routes include travel from the Northeast to Florida, as well as
> other U-S destinations including Atlanta, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
> There's more on the day in business at our website, cbs.mw.com
> I'm jl cbs mw in ny.))>
(tape tosses to stocks)
A bombing outside the Marriott Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia has killed at least eight people and wounded dozens of others.
Officials say the blast is likely the work of a suicide bomber.
The explosion occurred in an area that is home to many foreign
embassies and businesses, and police say it originated in the hotel's basement.
Since last year's terrorist bombings at a nightclub that killed more than 200 people, authorities have warned of more attacks in Indonesia-- possibly by a Southeast Asian terror group connected to al-Qaida.
There are new allegations against a man who could become the first openly- gay bishop in the Episcopal Church.
A vote on the Reverend Gene Robinson was delayed.
The church is investigating last-minute allegations of sexual misconduct.
A Vermont man says Reverend Robinson touched him inappropriately.
Robinson's also accused of being affiliated with a youth Web site that has a link to pornography.
Supporters are suspicious about the timing of the accusations.
Church leaders, meanwhile, say they don't know how long the investigation will take.
Vince Neil allegedly stirred up trouble at a Nevada brothel.
Adam Anshell has more in today's Hollywood Minute.
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[OUT Q=I'm Adam Anshell.]
((WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M ADAM ANSHELL.
FORMER MOTLEY CREW SINGER VINCE NEIL COULD SOON BE ENTERTAINING FELLOW PRISON INMATES.
NEIL IS ACCUSED OF ATTACKING A PROSTITUTE IN A NEVADA BROTHEL LAST MONTH.
IF FOUND GUILTY, HE FACES UP TO SIX-MONTHS IN JAIL AND A THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE.
TOPLESS PICTURES OF ACTRESS CAMERON DIAZ ARE STAYING IN A SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX.
ON MONDAY, A LOS ANGLES JUDGE SEALED PART OF A FILE CONTAINING THE PHOTOS.
DIAZ SUED PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN RUTTER LAST MONTH.
SHE IS TRYING TO STOP HIM FROM PUBLISHING THE PICTURES.
THE CHARLIE'S ANGELS STAR CLAIMS, RUTTER FORGED HER SIGNATURE ON THE PHOTO RELEASE FORM.
WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M ADAM ANSHELL.))
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
In business news, contract talks at Verizon are having an effect on the company's stock.
Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case]
((AFTER A ROCKY MORNING, THE DOW LIFTED OFF ITS LOWS FOR MONDAY AND BRIEFLY CREPT INTO POSITIVE TERRITORY IN AFTERNOON TRADING.
BUT LOW VOLUME AND PROFIT-TAKING CONTINUED TO BOG DOWN TECH STOCKS.
THE DOW CLOSED 32 POINTS HIGHER...
AND THE NASDAQ LOST A POINT AND A HALF.
SHARES OF PHONE SERVICE PROVIDER VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS CLIMBED MORE THAN FOUR PERCENT AS CONTRACT TALKS CONTINUED PAST SATURDAY'S STRIKE DEADLINE.
THE PHONE COMPANY AND TWO UNIONS ARE TRYING TO KEEP 80-THOUSAND WORKERS ON THE JOB.
THE NEGOTIATIONS ARE BEING OVERSEEN BY THE FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE.
U.S. STEEL SHARES LEAPED FOUR-AND-A-HALF PERCENT AFTER THE COMPANY REPORTED A NARROWER-THAN-EXPECTED LOSS.
FACTORING IN HIGHER PENSION AND HEALTH CARE COSTS, BUT EXCLUDING ITEMS, THE RESULTS TOPPED ANALYSTS' ESTIMATES.
INCREASES IN THE PRICE OF NATURAL GAS COST THE COMPANY 29-MILLION DOLLARS IN THE QUATER.
U-S STEEL POSTED A PROFIT A YEAR EARLIER.
SHARES OF GENERAL ELECTRIC WERE ESSENTIALLY UNCHANGED AFTER THE CONGLOMERATE SAID IT WILL SELL ITS FINANCIAL GUARANTY BUSINESS.
A GROUP LED BY MORTGAGE INSURER P-M-I GROUP WILL PAY MORE THAN TWO-BILLION DOLLARS FOR G-E'S BOND INSURANCE ARM.
TERMS OF THE TRANSACTION CALL FOR G-E'S FINANCIAL GUARANTY INSURANCE COMPANY TO OPERATE AS AN INDEPENDENT BUSINESS FOLLOWING THE ACQUISITION.
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))
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If you are one of the 400-thousand Virginians behind in their taxes, the state has a deal for you.
Virginia will offer a tax amnesty program from September 2nd to November 3rd.
During that time, delinquent taxpayers can settle up with the state without paying a penalty.
And they will owe only half of the interest.
State officials say it's a chance for tax dodgers to come clean.
[IN Q=THEY'RE NOT GIVEN A BREAK]
((KEN THORSON/VA TAX COMMISSIONER: THEY'RE NOT GIVEN A BREAK ON TAXES. THEY HAVE TO PAY THAT BUT WE'LL GIVE THEM A BREAK ON THE PENALTY AND HALF THE INTEREST, HOPING THAT THEY WILL THEN BECOME CURRENT TAXPAYERS AND JOIN THE FOLD OF ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE PAYING THEIR TAXES LIKE THEY SHOULD.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Thorson/Virginia Tax Commissioner]
[OUT Q=TAXES LIKE THEY SHOULD.]
The program is expected to raise 41 million dollars for state coffers.
As extra incentive, delinquent taxpayers who don't take advantage of the deal will be assessed an additional 20 percent penalty.