Authorities release of the names of the victim AND the suspect in last night's fatal shooting in Botetourt County.
And the weight of the Ten Commandments could NOT crush the weight of the courts--
Workers have removed the monument from an Alabama judicial building.
The heat is on again today with a slight chance for a late day thunderstorm. Cooler weather will head our way I'll have your details in the forecast.
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
Botetourt County authorities are searching for a suspect in last night's murder in Blue Ridge.
The murder happend shortly before eight last night at the Willow Brook Trailer Park on Shanta Lane.
Sheriff's officials found the body of 46 year old David Neal Bowman of Mount Airy, North
Carolina at the home of his cousin.
He was shot once in the chest and was later pronounced dead at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Authorities believe his cousin, 47 year old Milen Rube Goins killed Bowman.
Goins is described as a white male, five foot ten inches tall, weighing 185 pounds.
He has gray hair and brown eyes. He is considered armed and dangerous and may be driving a brown Ford pickup with a license plate of XZX-1227.
Goins has been charged with murder and the use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
In Chicago, police believe a "disgruntled" employee opened fire on his co- workers today.
The medical examiner's office says there are "multiple deaths".
Authorities believe it was a former employee who shot five people at an industrial building before he was taken into custody.
Police say the suspect was also wounded, but they aren't commenting on how seriously he or the others were injured.
Several school systems are closing early today due to the weather.
Schools in Bland County closed at noon. Elementary Schools in Henry County also closed at noon. Middle Schools there will close at 12:45 and Henry County High Schools will close at one.
In Martinsville, Druid Hills and Patrick Henry Elementary Schools will close at 12:30.
Montgomery County is closing its schools two and a half hours early.
Plus in Roanoke, Patrick Henry and Fleming High Schools shut down today at 11:00.
There is another probable human case of the West Nile Virus in our area.
Health officials say a man in his 50's from Central Virginia developed symptoms one day after returning home from a trip to Colorado.
So they believe he may have contracted the virus outside of Virginia.
Most people who got bitten by an infected mosquito do not get sick.
But health officials warn people over the age of 50 are at the greatest risk for serious illness.
There were 29 human cases of West Nile in Virginia last year and two deaths.
When it comes to school funding, it's time for lawmakers in Richmond to follow through on their promises.
That's according to the Democrat running for the House of Delegates in the 17th district.
Linda Wyatt today kicked off her campaign for the November election with a speech about education.
She says unfunded state education mandates cost the 17th district more than 50-million dollars last year.
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[IN Q=Talk is cheap. Put up or shut up.]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/(D) Candidate for House of Delegates;]
((LINDA WYATT/(D) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES: TALK IS CHEAP. PUT UP OR SHHUT UP. IF WE SAY EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT THEN WE NEED TO FUND IT.))
[OUT Q=then we need to fund it.]
At a news conference two weeks ago, Wyatt's Republican challenger, William Fralin, spoke about his platform.
He says he'll work to secure additional funding for alternative education programs.
A religious festival erupted into a stampede today in Western India.
Police say at least 39 people were killed, and 125 others were injured.
More than a million Hindu pilgrims were attending the festival.
The deadly stampede started after some barricades collapsed, and people began pushing each other to get to river considered sacred by Hindus.
Today's incident was the worst stampede at a religious festival in India since 19-86, when 50 people were killed.
It's becoming a daily headline--more attacks on U-S troops in Iraq.
This, as the top civilian administrator there says the job can't be completed without tens of BILLIONS of dollars from other countries.
Stacy Case reports from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Ramiro Lopes Da Silva/Acting Head of U. N. Iraqi Mission;]
[SUPER=01-Stacy Case/CBS News;]
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LOCATOR; AL-MASHAHEDAH, IRAQ
NAT: burning trailer/ambient
TRACK: ONE STEP FORWARD--- TWO STEPS BACK. U-S FORCES WERE IN THE
PROCESS OF PASSING OUT NEW "WANTED" POSTERS OF SADDAM HUSSEIN TODAY WHEN
THEIR CONVOY CAME UNDER ATTACK. THE ARMY TRAILER BURNED BY THE
"still averaging just over a dozen attacks, some days more, some days
TRACK: IN TWO OF THOSE ATTACKS, TWO U-S SOLDIERS WERE KILLED. ONE IN
BAGHDAD IN AN ATTACK ON AN ARMY CONVOY.... THE OTHER IN A BLAST IN
FALLUJAH--- 30 MILES WEST OF BAGHDAD. THREE MORE SOLDIERS WERE HURT.
NAT: gun battle
TRACK: FURTHER SIGNS OF INSTABILITY WERE CAPATURED BY AN AMATEUR
PHOTOGRAPHER. IN THIS ATTACK, THIEVES TRYING TO ROB A CASH MACHINE
KILLED TWO Iraqi POLICE AND TWO INNOCENT BYSTANDERS. THE NEW HEAD OF
U-N RELIEF IN IRAQ SAYS THE LAWLESSNESS COUPLED WITH LAST WEEK'S ATTACK
ON U-N HEADQUARTERS ARE MAKING IT HARD TO HELP THOUSANDS OF NEEDY
SUPER: RAMIRO LOPES DA SILVA/ACTING HEAD OF UN IRAQI MISSION
that is going to impose limitations on the way we do things, but I hope
we can continue to remain open to the populations we attempt to serve.
TRACK: U-S AUTHORITIES HAVE ALREADY USED NEARLY $1 BILLION DOLLARS
SEIZED FROM SADDAM'S FORMER REGIME TO HELP PAY FOR RECONSTRUCTION.. BUT
THE TOP CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATOR IN IRAQ, PAUL BREMER, NOW SAYS IT WILL
TAKE TENS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO FINISH THE JOB.
STAND UP: STACY CASE/CBS NEWS
where will that money come from... etc.. tba
In another part of the world--
It's not a sign of peace, but a sign of progress.
Representatives of six nations, including the U-S, are meeting in China to discuss North Korea's nuclear weapons crisis.
A South Korean official says it appears the North is willing to resolve the issue through dialogue.
He adds that the U-S made comments about easing North Korea's security concerns.
The U-S has demanded North Korea immediately end its nuclear program, while the North says that's conditional on security and economic aid.
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A prominent Virginia lawmaker is getting married. We'll have the details next.
Plus the 10 commandments monument is removed from an Alabama government building.
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It WASN'T divine intervention that moved a five- thousand pound monument of the Ten Commandments from an Alabama judicial building.
Instead, it was a federal court order that proved to be the higher authority in THIS case.
Elizabeth Sanchez reports.
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[SUPER=01-Patrick Mahoney/Christian Defense Coalition;]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Sanchez/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Sanchez, CBS News, Montgomery, AL.]
(NATZ OF PRAYERS)
THE PRAYERS AND THE PROTESTS ...COULD NOT PREVENT THE SEPARATION OF
CHURCH FROM STATE....AS THE CONTROVERSIAL TEN COMMANDMENTS MONUMENT WAS
REMOVED FROM THE ROTUNDA OF ALABAMA'S JUDICIAL BUILDING. IT IS NOW OUT
OF SIGHT BUT NOT OUT OF MIND.
THE STATE'S TOP JUDGE ROY MOORE WAS SUSPENDED LAST WEEK AFTER HE REFUSED
TO REMOVE THE 53 HUNDRED POUND MONUMENT HE INSTALLED 2 YEARS AGO.
(NATZ OF PROTEST)
MOORE HAS BEEN SUPPORTED BY NUMEROUS CHRISTIAN GROUPS...WHO CLAIM THE
REMOVAL SUPPRESSES THEIR FREEDOM OF RELIGION.
THE COURTS HOWEVER HAVE A DIFFERENT OPINION...RULING THAT THE MONUMENT
VIOLATES THE CONSTITUTIONAL BAN ON GOVERNMENT PROMOTION OF RELIGIOUS
A federal appeals court believes the death sentence of a Montgomery County man should stand.
James Reid was sentenced to death for the 1996 beating and stabbing death of 80-year old Annie Lester.
A three-judge panel of the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected Reid's claims that his lawyers were ineffective and that the trial judge refused to consider evidence about his mental condition.
The Patriot Act has come under fire from civil libertarians who question the reach of the anti-terrorism law.
The Virginia director of the American Civil Liberties Union says he believes it is the most significant invasion of personal privacy by the federal government. Last week, News 7 spoke
with U-S Attorney John Brownlee, who said the patriot act is a valuable tool in the fight against terrorism.
This morning, we heard from Virginia A-C-L-U Executive Director Kent Willis.
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[IN Q=All the fbi has to do]
((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU EXECUTVIE DIRECTOR: ALL THE FBI HAS TO DO FOR EXAMPLE, IS SAY THIS IS RELATED TO AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION OF TERRORISM AND BASICALLY IT'S CARTE BLANCHE TO RIFLE THROUGH YOUR RECORDS WHETHER THEY ARE AT HOME, THE LIBRARY OR YOUR DOCTOR'S OFFICE. AND THAT'S GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE UNNERVED.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU Executive Director;]
[OUT Q=and that's got a lot of people unnerved.]
The A-C-L-U has filed suit to overturn portions of the Patriot Act, and the group has encouraged local governments to pass community resolutions stating their objections to the Patriot Act.
Archaeologists made a major find this summer in Jamestown.
Thanks to recent discoveries, scientists now have a new vision of the fort at Jamestown.
It's actually smaller than they thought-- about one-point-one acres.
The work's unfolded right in front of visitors' eyes.
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((WILLIAM KELSO/JAMESTOWN REDISCOVERY PROJECT; THE FACT THAT WE'RE DISCOVERING WHEN VISITORS ARE ACTUALLY HERE SOME MORE FACTS ABOUT JAMESTOWN SEEMS TO BE A MOST EXCITING EXPERIENCE TO ANYONE THAT VISITS.))
[SUPER=01-William Kelso/Jamestown Rediscovery Project;]
[OUT Q=anyone that visits.]
Kelso said he hopes to remap Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America.
This summer, achaeologists also uncovered a moat that later was used as a trash pit and is stuffed with objects discarded by early settlers.
Virginia's senior senator is getting married. Considered one of Washington's most eligible bachelors,
76-year-old John Warner will wed 65-year-old Jeanne Vander Myde in December.
The wedding will be the third for both. Warner is twice divorced, having been married to one of the nation's richest women
-- banking heiress Catherine Mellon -- and one of its most famous actresses, Elizabeth Taylor.
Vander Myde has been twice widowed.
It wasn't his "prerogative", but singer Bobby Brown will be spending nine more days behind bars.
33- year- old Brown arrived for a court hearing in Atlanta this morning wearing handcuffs.
He's been in jail since Friday night, when he was arrested in an Atlanta restaurant while having dinner with his wife, Whitney Houston.
He was arrested for violating his probation from an earlier drunken driving conviction.
The judge has ordered Brown to serve 60 days of house arrest after he gets out of jail.
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Coming up a little later in Sports, a key member of the Hokies basketball team leaves school.
But first, we'll see why people are excited about earth's close encounter with one of its neighbors
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For stargazers it was worth the wait-- a wait that lasted 60- THOUSAND years.
The Red Planet is closer to Earth now than it's been in ages.
Jennifer Miller has the story from out of this world.
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[SUPER=01-Pat Crotty/Museum Volunteer; :23]
[SUPER=01-Laura Danley/Space Sciences Curator; :45]
[SUPER=01-Lex Leitmayer/Fourth Grader; 1:06 Very Quick]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News; 1:13]
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(NATS OF MARS/VO??? )
IN NEARLY 60-THOUSAND YEARS ... EARTHLINGS HAVE NEVER HAD AS CLOSE AN
ENCOUNTER WITH MARS AS THEY ARE HAVING TODAY.
sot: Vicki Lindner/Longmont, CO
THROUGHOUT HISTORY MANKIND HAS CELEBRATED AND FEARED THE RED PLANET...
TODAY ITS PULL WAKES US IN THE WEE HOURS ...
sot: PAT CROTTY/MUSEUM VOLUNTEER/SPACE ENTHUSIAST
"In our lifetimes we are never going to have this opportunity again, so
it just seems like a wonderful thing to do."
EARTH AND MARS' ORBITS ARE BRINGING THEM AS CLOSE AS 35 MILLION MILES
APART. -- THAT'S CLOSE WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE SUN IS 93 MILLION MILES
AWAY. -- MARS' PROXIMITY MAKES THE TRIP A BIT SHORTER FOR SCIENTISTS
LOOKING FOR WATER AND SIGNS OF LIFE.
sot: LAURA DANLEY, PhD/ SPACE SCIENCES CURATOR
"If we were to find microscopic life on Mars and determined that it had
DNA just like ours, one of the implications is that we Earthlings are in
fact Martians that life started on Mars and migrated here to Earth."
IN HOPES OF INSPIRING FUTURE SPACE EXPLORERS ...THE DENVER MUSEUM OF
NATURE AND SCIENCE GIVES KIDS A FEEL FOR HOW MARS MIGHT HAVE DEVELOPED
LEX LEITMAYER/4TH GRADER
"We could eventually live there if we get good technology."
BUT FOR NOW ... MANY SEEM SATISFIED WITH GETTING A GOOD LOOK.
IF YOU MISSED YOUR CHANCE TO SEE MARS THIS MORNING ... YOU CAN STILL SEE
IT WHEN THE SUN SETS, BUT IT ISN'T EXPECTED TO BE THIS CLOSE AGAIN ...
NEARLY THREE CENTURIES.
JENNIFER MILLER CBS NEWS, DENVER
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 16 points. The NASDAQ has gained three.
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Later in sports, more bad news for some former Hokies as the NFL cuts more players.
And Andre Agassi gets things swinging in the U.S. Open.
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In U.S. Open tennis, Andre Agassi cruised in his first round match yesterday.
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The men's top seed coasted into the second round yesterday afternoon with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 drubbing of Alex Corretja
The 33 year old is the number one player in the world and played like it, dispensing of Corretja (koh- RAYT- chuh) in just one hour and 26 minutes on center court.
21 year old Andy Roddick faced a stiff opening round test last night.
The fourth-seeded American beat British veteran Tim Henman, the only guy to beat him on hard courts this summer.
NFL teams have paired down their rosters to the league- required 65 players.
Former Virginia Tech running back Keith Burnell has been released by Green Bay.
The packers also cut eight year NFL veteran and former Virginia star Tyrone Davis.
The tight end spent seven seasons with Green Bay.
Jacksonville has also released former Tech tackle Dave Kadela, who also played with the Falcons.
Uva enters its opener at Scott Stadium riding a six- game home winning streak.
Al Groh looks for his third straight Victory over Duke.
The UVa defense gave up 424 yards a game last season ,but that inexperienced unit has a year under its belt.
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[OUT Q=..thats been gained"(TRIPLE OUT!!!!)]
On the offensive side of the ball, UVa sophomore running back Wali Lundy is a candidate for the 2003 Doak Walker award, given annually to the nation's top college running back.
Lundy is one of 39 candidates.
The eight semifinalists will be announced November 19th.
Lundy rushed for 826 yards, and also made 58 receptions as a freshman.
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The Patrick henry Patriots must get used to a new general this season.
Doug Ross takes over the reins of the program after Kevin Clifford resigned over the summer.
Eight starters return, and despite the uncertainty around the program in recent months, the Patriots haven't missed a beat.
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[SUPER=01-Doug Ross/Patriots Head Coach; :02]
[OUT Q=they're in good shape."]
Ross has got PH clearly focused on the present thanks to some help from his predecessors.
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[OUT Q=2003, not 2002."]
One college basketball note today, Virginia Tech forward Dimari Thompkins has left the Hokies team
and will not return to school due to personal and family matters.
The six foot nine junior played in all 29 games for Tech a season ago and made 17 starts.
He averaged 5.4 points and 4.4 rebounds a contest.
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