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A Republican lawmaker is taking aim at a sex themed T-V show that was taped on the Virginia Tech campus.
He issued a warning for school officials...either shut down the show or the state will shut off the school's funding.
Delegate Bob Marshall says using a public facility for a live taping of Virginia Tech TV's "Sex Talk Live" is a misuse of state dollars.
[SUPER=04-"Sex Talk Live"]
The September 24th show was taped on campus and offered sexual counseling as well as a fake-orgasm competition.
Students who participated received sex toys.
Tech president Charles Steger says he found many aspects of the show "highly inappropriate."
But he says Virginia Tech T-V is an independent company and separate from the university.
[IN Q=WE DON'T HAVE TO SEND MONEY]
((DELEGATE BOB MARSHALL/R-MANASSAS: WE DON'T HAVE TO SEND MONEY TO SCHOOLS THAT DO THIS. WE'RE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO FURTHER THESE ACTIVITIES. IF AUTHORITIES THINK THEIR HANDS ARE TIED JUST WAIT UNTIL THEY THINK HOW MUCH WE'RE GOING TO TIE THEIR HANDS WITH NO MONEY.))
[IN Q=YOU KNOW IT'S VERY IMPORTANT]
((JARRETT HENSHAW/SHOW'S PRODUCER AND CO-HOST: YOU KNOW IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT STD'S AND WE'VE DONE CONDOM DEMONSTRATIONS ON THE SHOW BEFORE. THE SHOW ISN'T ALL JUST THE CRAZY STUFF THAT BOB MARSHALL'S UPSET ABOUT. ))
[SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Manassas; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jarrett Henshaw/Show Producer and Co-host; :14]
[OUT Q=THAT BOB MARSHALL'S UPSET ABOUT.]
The producer of Sex Talk Live also says the next live taping will take place on November 12, as scheduled.
A company new to Virginia will become the first to locate in the Vinton Business Center.
Officials will make the announcement today.
They're not revealing the name of the company, but we're told the facility will employ about 200 people.
Unemployment has led to more violence in Iraq.
A gunfight broke out this morning, as a group of out of work Iraqis staged a protest and stormed a police station.
The demonstrators threw rocks at police and set two cars on fire, injuring several officers.
Meanwhile, a U-S soldier assigned to the 17th Field Artillery Brigade has died from a non- hostile gunshot wound at a base camp north of Baghdad.
The U-S military isn't providing any other details about yesterday's incident.
The two men accused of 13 sniper shootings in the Washington, D-C area last Fall are due in court later today.
18- year- old Lee Malvo will be called as a witness in a pre- trial hearing for fellow suspect John Allen Muhammad.
It's unclear whether the teenager will actually testify against Muhammad.
This Friday marks the one- year anniversary of the beginning of the sniper shooting spree.
A Roanoke woman has come forward with new information about missing teenager, Jenni Northrup.
The woman says she let Jenni stay with her for three or four days without realizing police and the girl's parents were looking for her.
As if to make up for letting the teen go, Beth Holbert teamed up with Jenni's mother yesterday afternoon, canvassing the neighborhood for the missing 16-year old.
Holbert says some friends brought the girl to her home several days ago and asked if the girl could stay with her.
Holbert agreed to put her up.
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[IN Q=As soon as]
((BETH HOLBERT; AS SOON AS SHE REALIZED THE POLICE WERE COMING UP HERE, SHE WAS GONE. ))
[OUT Q=she was gone.]
Though the girl who stayed with Holbert said her name was Racquel Herrera, Patty Northrup is convinced it was her daughter, Jenni.
Holbert says the girl left behind a necklace that belonged to Jenni.
Blacksburg officials say a concert site where one person was killed Sunday night did not bring many complaints.
Six people were taken to nearby hospitals after they fell from a window during a private concert at the Solar Haus.
19-year-old Daniel Martin, a Virginia Tech sophomore and business major, died of his injuries.
Another student, 21-year-old Jason Michael Kontkanen, remains in critical condition.
Although the town is still investigating, officials say the property does NOT have any previous zoning or building violations.
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[IN Q=It's just that]
((HEATHER BROWNING/TOWN SPOKESPERSON: IT'S JUST THAT IT'S SUCH A TRAGIC EVENT AND IT'S A SAD OCCURRENCE AND I THINK THAT IT'S RAISED SO MUCH PUBLIC CONCERN ABOUT CROWDING, BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE ALWAYS TAKE VERY SERIOUSLY.))
[SUPER=01-Heather Browning/Blacksburg Spokesperson;]
[OUT Q=take very seriously]
Browning says there were at least TWO anonymous complaints about overcrowding at the residence, but no evidence was ever found.
Advance Auto is preparing to open its 2500 store later this week in Ohio.
But the company is ensuring it's home community is also in on the celebration.
The company, which is head- quartered in Roanoke, announced yesterday that it's donating 25- thousand dollars to five local organizations.
Hundreds of employees along with local leaders were on hand for the news and to tout the company's achievements.
Since 1995, Advance Auto has added more than 27- thousand employees to the payroll.
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[IN Q=We're so proud to say ]
((JIM WADE/PRESIDENT: WE'RE SO PROUD TO SAY THAT THE FOUNDATION THAT NICK TAUBMAN AND GARNETT SMITH PUT IN PLACE AS THEY BUILT THE COMPANY WHICH IS BASED ON SERVING ONE CUSTOMER AT A TIME, TAKING CARE OF OUR TEAM MEMBERS AND THROUGH THAT MAKING A PROFIT FOR THE COMPANY HAS BEEN THE KEY TO THE SUCCESS OF THE COMPANY.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Wade/Advance Auto President;]
[OUT Q=of the company (DOUBLE OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!).]
Advance Auto now operates stores in 38- states along with Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
In other business news, Wall Street lost some ground in September.
Alexis Christoforous has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]
SEPTEMBER TURNED OUT TO BE A DOWN MONTH FOR THE STOCK MARKET.. THE DOW LOST
1.5 IN SEPTEMBER... THE FIRST MONTHLY DECLINE SINCE FEBRUARY. THE NASDAQ
RECORED ITS FIRST MONTHLY DROP SINCE JANUARY, SHEDDING 1.3 PERCENT..
YESTERDAY WAS ALSO THE FINAL TRADING DAY OF THE QUARTER...WHICH WAS BETTER
FOR WALL STREET.. OVER THE PAST THREE MONTHS THE DOW ROSE MORE THAN 3
PERCENT. THE NASDAQ RALLIED 10 PERCENT.
ON WALL STREET... INVESTORS HEADED FOR THE EXITS AFTER A BIG DROP IN
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE AND THE DOLLAR...
THE DOW PLUNGED 105 POINTS
WHILE THE NASDAQ GAVE BACK 37.
SUN MICROSYSTEMS SCORCHED INVESTORS.. THE STOCK WAS DOWN 14 PERCENT AFTER
SOUNDING A PROFIT WARNING AND ANNOUNCING IT WILL TAKE A ONE BILLION DOLLAR
CHARGE AGAINST EARNINGS.
ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST:
Ford Motor Co. will cut some 3,000 salaried jobs to slash costs by the end
of the year.
The move came the same day the United Auto Workers announced it had ratified
new contracts with Ford and Visteon.
AOL TIME WARNER SAYS IT EXPECTS 2004 TO BE A TURN AROUND YEAR FOR ITS
STRUGGLING ONLINE DIVISION.
AND AUTO STOCKS WILL BE IN OVERDRIVE..THE MAJOR AUTOMAKERS WILL REPORT THEIR
SEPTEMBER SALES NUMBERS..SALES ARE EXPECTED TO SHOW A SLOWDOWN THIS FALL
FROM THE SUMMER'S BLISTERING PACE.
TRACK THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M AC.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
The Justice Department now says it's launched a full criminal investigation into who leaked the name of a C-I-A operative.
There are accusations the leak may have come from a top Bush administration official.
Now the White House is playing damage control.
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[IN Q=If there's a leak]
((IF THERE IS A LEAK IN MY ADMINISTRATION I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT... THAT PERSON WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF.))
[OUT Q=taken care of.]
The man in the middle of the scandal believes he knows who leaked his wife's name to a newspaper.
Joseph Wilson challenged President Bush's State of the Union claim that Iraq was trying to buy uranium.
He believes the leak was retaliation connected to the President's top political advisor, Karl Rove.
But legal experts say without an actual confession, it will be nearly impossible to find out for certain who's responsible.
The giant list of gubernatorial candidates in California is now one person smaller.
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]
Arianna Huffington has called it quits.
But she says she'll still rally to stop the recall and keep Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger out of office.
California will most likely get a new governor.
A new Los Angeles Times poll shows 56- percent of likely voters in California favor the recall of Governor Gray Davis.
And 40- percent say they'd vote for Schwarzenegger.
Eleven months ago, they gathered at Lynchburg's National Guard Armory.. families hugging, kissing and crying.
It was much the same scene yesterday, except that these were tears of joy, as members of the 2nd Battalion, 116th Infantry returned home.
Hundreds of people turned out as the soldiers marched into the Armory parking lot to the sound of cheers and a local high school band.
After a few brief speeches, the soldiers were released to their families.. and the tearful reunions began.
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[IN Q=Just elated]
((DIANE SHIELDS/SOLDIER'S WIFE: JUST ELATED.. PROUD OF THEM.))
((CHRIS PERDIEU/VA NATIONAL GUARD: THERE'S NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE IT.. NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE IT. What were you thinking as you were coming home today? CAN'T GET THERE FAST ENOUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Diane Shields/Soldier's Wife]
[OUT Q=get there fast enough.]
The unit spent most of its time providing security for the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Guard units also returned yesterday to Lexington, Charlottesville and Harrisonburg.
A local raceway is offering diplaced Pillowtex workers something to look forward to.
The Martinsville Speedway is offering nearly one thousand laid off employees two free tickets each to two racing events: the Taco Bell 300 Late Model Stock Car Race to be held this Sunday and the Subway 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race October 19th.
The line at the ticket office was steady yesterday.
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((DENNIS BOWLES/FORMER PILLOWTEX EMPLOYEE: THIS IS A NICE THING FOR THEM TO DO. THESE PEOPLE HAVE HAD A LOT GOING ON TO WORRY ABOUT SO HOPEFULLY THIS'LL GIVE 'EM ONE DAY TO GET OUT AND ENJOY THEMSELVES.))
((MIKE SMITH/MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY: I GOT IN HERE BEFORE DAYBREAK AND THERE WERE CARS ALREADY HERE. IT LOOKED LIKE RACE DAY - FOLKS ALREADY LINED UP AT THE WINDOW.))
[SUPER=01-Dennis Bowles/Former Pillowtex Employee; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Smith/Martinsville Speedway; :12]
[OUT Q=folks already lined up at the window.]
Tickets will be distributed again tomorrow from 8 to 5.
The Speedway says it wanted to pay the workers back for their years of loyalty.
(Kim tosses to bump)
A trial date is set for Radford photographer Robert Shell.
Shell faces eleven charges, including felony homicide, in connection with the death of his model 19-year-old Marion Franklin.
Yesterday, TWO of the charges were reduced from forcible sodomy and object sexual penetration to ATTEMPTED forcible sodomy and object sexual penetration.
Prosecutors made no comment as to why the charges were changed.
Shell's trial is set for March First, but his attorney says he'll file a motion for a change of venue because of pre-trial publicity.
Roanoke County says plans for a methadone clinic are not in compliance with its zoning ordinance.
A zoning administrator made that determination yesterday, as the board of supervisors prepared for a possible lawsuit.
The methadone clinic is planned for a former medical office located at the corner of Colonial Avenue and Ogden road.
Zoning administrator David Holladay says the planned use is sufficiently different to require an amendment to the zoning ordinance.
Earlier, the supervisors met in closed session to discuss the likelihood the county will be sued.
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[IN Q=I would anticipate a legal challenge]
[SUPER=01-Paul Mahoney/Roanoke Co. Attorney;]
[OUT Q=operators of the clinic.]
The clinic has 30 days to appeal the Zoning Administrator's decision to the Board of Zoning Appeals.
In business news, The merger of First Virginia Bank and B-B-and-T will cost 940 jobs in Virginia and Maryland.
A B-B-and-T spokeswoman says the company is giving employees 60 days notice and providing outplacement help and severance.
The merger became official in July but bank branches in overlapping territory won't be merged until October 14th.
Now here's a look at your local stocks.
The William Fleming High School Bands will benefit from a car show that'll be held on campus this weekend.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim /Steve Microwave;]
Steve Pardon has a preview in today's in Early Years segment.
[SUPER=01-John Wright/Event Organizer;]
[STEVE Tosses to break]