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An illness plays a role today in the trial of pain specialist Doctor Cecil Knox.
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And a fire at a Blacksburg mobile home last Saturday has turned fatal.
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Abundant sunshine is the rule across the region this afternoon, as temperatures work their way up into the 50's. I'll have the complete forecast details, including a half-and-half weekend...coming up.
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There will NOT be a verdict today in the case of Roanoke doctor Cecil Knox.
The jury fore-person in the case is ill. And that will delay the deliberations. Though there are three alternates standing by, the judge decided not to substitute one of them for the sick juror. If he had, the jury would have had to begin its deliberations all over again... with the new member present.
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[VO] So far, the jury has been out one full day considering the case of Roanoke pain specialist Cecil Knox.
He faces more than 60 counts of illegally distributing OxyContin- -among other narcotics- -plus health-care fraud and racketeering.
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Judge Sam Wilson decided to give the sick juror the weekend to recover, hoping the original panel of 12 can resume its deliberations Monday.

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A mobile home fire in Blacksburg over the weekend has turned fatal.
Police say 28 year old Steven Cook died yesterday at the University of Virginia Medical Center ...
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from injuries he sustained during the early morning blaze that destroyed his mobile home in Clayton Estates on Saturday.
Cook was pulled from the home and treated by police before firefighters arrived.
He was later flown to the UVA burn center.
The fire has been ruled accidental.
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Firefighters have contained a brush fire in Pulaski County.
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The fire though was not caused by accident.
Authorities say someone set the fire in a garbage dump near the Giles County border. Between 40 and 50 acres have burned on the north side of Cloyd's Mountain. The Forestry Department will keep a close eye on that area over the next couple of days.
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The U-S is calling it a strategic investment in hope.
World leaders have made pledges, large and small, to help re-build Iraq.
That, as more American soldiers are killed there.
Teri Okita has the latset.
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PKG.
TRACK: A MARATHON FUNDRAISING EFFORT AT A DONOR CONFERENCE IN SPAIN HAS BROUGHT IN BILLIONS TO HELP REBUILD IRAQ. BUT EVEN WITH BIGGER-THAN-EXPECTED DONATIONS FROM COUNTRIES LIKE JAPAN WHICH PLEDGED FIVE-BILLION THE POT DOESNT COME NEAR THE ESTIMATED 56-BILLION DOLLAR PRICETAG TO GET IRAQ GOING. STILL, THE SECRETARY OF STATE IS ENCOURAGED.

(Super: Colin Powell/Secretary of State)
SOT: It is up to us to help the Iraqi people achieve an end we all seek

Iraq renewed and re-engaged with the rest of the world.
TRACK: SEVERAL ARAB NEIGHBORS ALSO PLEDGED THEIR SUPPORT, ALTHOUGH SAUDI ARABIA THE REGIONS RICHEST COUNTRY SAID HALF ITS BILLION DOLLAR PLEDGE MUST BE REPAID IN LOANS. FRANCE AND GERMANY WITHHELD MORE MONEY A SIGN OF THEIR DISSATISFACTION IN U-S LED POST-WAR PLANS. IRAQS GOVERNING COUNCIL SAYS THE RECONSTRUCTION EFFORT WILL JUMPSTART DEMOCRACY IN THE REGION.

(Super: Hoshyar Zebari/Iraqi Governing Council)
SOT: No one is saying that the road ahead is easy, but there is a great

deal of determination and focus by Iraqis and their friends in the coalition to move forward.
TRACK: BUT GLOBAL PROMISES OF MONEY, TROOPS, AND HUMANITARIAN AID HAVEN'T HELPED END THE VIOLENCE THERE. U-S SOLDIERS CONTINUE TO GET FIRED UPON IN HOTSPOTS LIKE TIKRIT, MOSUL, SAMARRA WHERE THREE MORE AMERICANS WERE KILLED DURING A FIREFIGHT AND MORTAR ATTACK.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: About a dozen other U-S troops were injured in that mortar attack north of Baghdad. And a roadside bomb hurt several other American soldiers in Fallujah. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.
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The fate of 46 miners trapped underground in Southern Russia remains unknown.
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So far, emergency officials haven't been able to make contact with them.
They say rescue teams worked through the night to try to save the miners, who have been trapped since late yesterday after water from a lake burst into the mine shaft.
In ex- Soviet Ukraine, just across the border, more than 200 miners have died in accidents in each of the last two years.
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Power grids, satellite communications, and even cell phones could be under the weather, all because of a major storm on the sun.
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The geo-magnetic storm is expected to hit the Earth sometime today.
It was produced by a disturbance on the sun, similar to a solar flare.
And forecasters say it ranks fairly high on their geomagnetic-storm scale.
They say more storms like it could be coming over the next two weeks.
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An apparent hazing incident ends tragically for one student. We'll have the details after the break.
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Plus, the end of an era comes at supersonic speed this morning as the Concorde makes its last flight across the Atlantic.
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Two teenagers who injured a local woman and killed another person say they got the idea from a video game.
Now Kimberly Bede is suing its maker.
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We last talked to Bede (Bee-dee) of Moneta back in July, just a week after she'd been shot on Interstate 40 in Tennessee.
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She's since moved to North Carolina and still has bullet fragments near her spine.
She's also now part of a 256 million dollar lawsuit against the designers and distributers of Grand Theft Auto 3... the game the two teenage shooters say inspired them.
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((KIMBERLY BEDE/SHOOTING VICTIM; IN THE GAME THEY CAN KILL PEOPLE AND KILL THEMSELVES AND PLAY AGAIN, BUT IN THE REAL WORLD, THERE'S NO SECOND CHANCES.))
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The two teenage boys plead guilty back in August and could be kept in state custody until they're 19.
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In New Hampshire, an apparent case of sorority hazing turned deadly.
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Plymouth State University student Kelly Nester was killed Monday, when the vehicle she was in crashed.
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Nester was one of 10 women in the vehicle when it slid off the road and hit an embankment in Rhode Island.
Six of the passengers were pledges, and several were blindfolded.
A criminal investigation is under way.
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Meanwhile, it's been learned that the girls may have been pledging for a sorority that was not recognized by the university.

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One of Virginia's best known NASCAR teams could be leaving the state.
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The Wood Brothers have told officials in Patrick County that it may move its race shop to Charlotte, possibly by the 2004 season.
The move would reportedly help the team remain competitive.
The plan is far from definite, but it was enough for Governor Mark Warner to request a meeting with the Wood Brothers last Sunday at the Martinsville race.
The governor declined to provide details about that meeting but says he hopes the team remains here in Virginia.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP OUR MOTORSPORTS INDUSTRY. THE WOOD BROTHERS WERE FAMILIAR WITH THAT. I THINK THEY WOULD LIKE TO STAY IN VIRGINIA BUT I THINK WHAT THEY ARE ALSO LOOKING AT IS PRESSURES FROM THE HEAD OF THE WHOLE RACING TEAM FROM THE ROUSH BROTHERS THAT PUTS ENORMOUS PRESSURE ON THEM.))
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Governor Warner says he is looking at several options in hopes of keeping the team here but declined to give specifics.
We should mention the business office and the racing museum located in the Patrick County Business Park would remain.
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Sources tell us if the move to Charlotte goes through, it would happen in phases and less than fifteen people would lose their jobs.

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Governor Mark Warner wants a billion dollars worth of research done in Virginia every year.
A new facility in Danville could help the Commonwealth reach that goal.
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Warner got a sneak peek of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, a 15-million dollar research lab being built in the city's new cyber-park.
When it opens next year, the Institute will provide training and research opportunities in a number of high-tech fields.
It also figures to attract jobs and economic development to Southside.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: THIS IS ABOUT MAKING AN INVESTMENT FOR THE FUTURE. THIS IS ABOUT GOVERNMENT STEPPING UP AND DOING ITS SHARE AND RECOGNIZING THAT THE PAYOFF MAY NOT COME NEXT YEAR OR THE NEXT BIENNIUM.))
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Virginia Tech announced yesterday that it's moving a million dollars worth of polymer research to Danville when the Institute opens.
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The Concorde jetliner has landed in London-- and in the history books.
Today's final trans-Atlantic flight marked the end of supersonic air travel.
Though still a favorite of the jet-set, the plane became too costly to operate.
Scott Rapoport has more.
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(( SLEEK, SEDUCTIVE, SUPERSONIC...

Nat/sot Jet Roar


AND NOW...SAYONORA!


Sot:Super: Rod Eddington / Chief Executive, British Airways "Very sad day in many ways. But also a day of celebration, to mark the life and times of a remarkable airplane."
Nat/Sot Jet Roar...
YOUR LOOKING AT THE END OF AN AVIATIONAL ERA. THE CONCORDE, TAKING OFF FROM NEW YORK'S JFK AIRPORT THIS MORNING...ON IT'S FINAL FLIGHT BACK HOME TO LONDON.
THIS AFTER NEARLY 30 YEARS OF JETTING THE RICH AND FAMOUS...ACROSS THE ATLANTIC AND BACK AT UP TO TWICE THE SPEED OF SOUND.
IN IT'S HEY DAY...IT WAS THE HIGHT OF AIRLINE LUXURY AND EFFICIENCY...
...FEATURING ENDLESS CHAMPAGNE...GOURMET FOOD...AND A TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR ROUND TRIP PRICE TAG.
OH YEAH, IT COULD ALSO GET YOU FROM LONDON TO NEW YORK IN UNDER THREE HOURS.
BUT AN AGING FLEET...AND A TRAGIC CRASH IN 2000 OUTSIDE OF PARIS...KILLING 113 PEOPLE...WOULD EVENTUIALLY SPELL THE BEGINNING OF THE END.
WHICH BRINGS US BACK TO TODAY'S FINAL FLIGHT. ..100 INVITED PASSENGERS ON BOARD TO MARK THE MOMENT. INCLUDING THIS OHIO DOCTOR AND HIS WIFE...WHO PAID 60 - THOUSAND DOLLARS ON E-BAY FOR LAST 2 SEATS.
Sot: "It's a moment in history."
ONE THAT INDEED GOES OUT, NOT WITH A WHIMPER...
Nat/Sot Jet Roar...
BUT A ROAR.
SCOTT RAPOPORT...CBS NEWS...NEW YORK. )) [Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
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Coming up next, Brent will let us know if it will warm up for the weekend.
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Plus we'll take a look at some new ice cream designed for people on low carb diets. We'll put it to the taste test after the break.
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Liza Minelli apparently isn't singing the blues, even though her ex-husband is suing her.
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Minelli suprised the entertainment world last night when she attended the opening of the new Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
A friend came along with her for moral support.
Her ex, David Gest, is suing the entertainer for 10 million dollars.
He claims Minelli physically abused him during their marriage.
Despite all the bad publicity, Minielli says her friends know better than to believe the accusations.
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Giving up ice cream can be a dieter's nightmare. But now companies are trying out a new sugar substitute that has only a quarter of the carbohydrates of regular sugar.
Dr. Sean Kenniff traded in his stethoscope for a spoon and filed this report.
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((ICE CREAM...IT'S A DELICIOUS TREAT, THAT'S NOT SO SWEET ON YOUR WAISTLINE, AND FOR CARB-CONSCIOUS ATKINS' DIETERS LIKE DAVID GARCIA, AND NESTOR IGLESIAS GOING WITHOUT IT, CAN BE TOUGH GOING.

(SOT: Nestor Iglesias/Dieter)

"It's one thing you have to give up on Atkins"

(SOT: David Garcia/Dieter)

"It's hard man, especially if you like it like I do."


(SOT: Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS News)

"But now major ice cream companies think they have that problem licked, with these. New low carb ice cream alternatives."
ARTIFICIALLY SWEETENED WITH SPLENDA, A SUGAR SUBSTITUTE, THE NEW ICE CREAMS CONTAIN 4-5 GRAMS OF CARBS PER SERVING. REGULAR VANILLA ICE CREAM CONTAINS 15-17 GRAMS. BUT SINCE THEY ARE MADE WITH CREAM, THE TEXTURE IS SMOOTH, AND OUR CARB COUNTERS SAID IT TASTES A LOT LIKE THE REAL THING.

(SOT: David Garcia/Dieter)

"It tastes just like vanilla ice cream. The way it feels, the texture. I can't tell the difference."

(SOT: Nestor Iglesias/Dieter)

"It almost makes me feel like I am cheating. It's so tasty, so creamy."
BUT EXPERTS LIKE NUTRITIONIST ANGIE PLECERES SAY ALL THAT CREAMINESS COMES WITH A PRICE--CALORIES ABOUT THE SAME AS REAL ICE CREAM.

(SOT: ANGIE PLECERES/NUTRITIONIST)

"I think they're gonna have to realize that even though it's low carb ice cream, it still has calories and fat. So it's not calorie free."
AND AN OCCASSIONAL CONE IS OK, BUT THAT URGE TO SPLURGE SHOULD BE RESISTED REGARDLESS OF THE CARB CONTENT. DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has lost 71 points. The NASDAQ has lost 29.

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Up next in sports, Friday Football Extra teams get ready for tonight's game as the season rolls into its 9th week.
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And The Yankees got caught in the net last night, as the Marlin's take the lead in the World Series.
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The Florida Marlins are back in the lead after last night's win over New York. It was not a good start for New York.
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Pitcher David Wells was forced out of the game in the first inning with back spasms.
Trailing 1-nothing, the Marlins get three runs in the second inning. Pitcher Brad Penny drives in two runs with a single and the Fish could smell victory. Then in the sixth, the Marlins get two more. This time Mike Lowell drives in Ivan Rodriquez and Jeff Conine on a single to right center. It was 6-1 at that point. New York creeped back to within 2 runs, making it 6 to 4. But the Marlins would win it to take a 3 games to 2 lead. They head back to New York for game six tomorrow with a chance to win the World series.
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The bad week is getting a little worse for the Virginia Tech Hokies football team.
Starting Cornerback Garnell Wilds will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Wilds underwent surgery last night to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.
The redshirt senior had started six games this season. He suffered the injury during practice for the West Virginia game.
He finishes his career at Tech with nine interceptions including one this year.

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Week nine of the high school football season kicks off tonight, and our Friday Football Extra crews will be working to bring you highlights of 11 games.
Here's the complete rundown, with the home teams on the bottom.
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A former star for the Virginia Tech Hokies is moving into the front office of the N-B-A's newest team.
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Dell Curry, a member of the original Charlotte Hornets, was hired yesterday as the Bobcats director of basketball relations. He'll also be an adviser and scout on the team's basketball operations staff. The sharpshooting guard maintained a Charlotte home long after his playing days were over with the Hornets.
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Curry is still Charlotte's all time leading scorer with nearly 10 thousand points in 10 seasons. [Quickcast]

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