Today on News 7 at 5, a student releases pepper spray inside a Lynchburg High School.
And Kobe Bryant is back in court. He wants his accuser's medical records as part of his case.
Another round of snow showers move in overnight but drier weather builds in tomorrow. I'll have your weekend forecast.
On Healthcheck, the flu claims the lives of more children.
And what a great Christmas present, the gift of sight for one boy who once had it, then lost it.
And we'll meet the Calendar Girls, middle aged women who took it off -- for a cause. News 7 at 5 is next.
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Jurors deciding the sentence for sniper Lee Malvo are hearing new evidence today- incluing the 911 call from a man whose wife had just been shot.
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The jurors who convicted Lee Malvo of two counts of Capital murder must now decide if the 18 year old should die for his crimes.
Stacy Case is in Chesapeake with more on what evidence jurors are hearing.
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(( JURORS WEPT AS ONE BY ONE---- WIVES, HUSBANDS, DAUGHTERS TOOK
THE STAND TO TALK ABOUT THEIR
THE PENALTY PHASE IN THE TRIAL OF SNIPER LEE BOYD MALVO BEGAN WITH A 911
TAPE. JURORS HEARD WILLIAM FRANKLIN, THE HUSBAND OF FBI ANALYST LINDA
FRANKLIN, SOBBING AS HE TRIED TO TELL THE DISPATCHER HIS WIFE HAD BEEN
SHOT IN THE HEAD. THE FBI ANALYST DIED IN A HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT.
AND THE WIFE OF CONRAD JOHNSON DESCRIBED A LOVING AND DEVOTED HUSBAND---
ONE WHO WOULD USE HIS WIFE'S LIPSTICK TO WRITE HER LOVE NOTES ON THE
BATHROOM MIRROR. THE BUS DRIVER DIED TRYING TO DO HIS JOB.
THE DAUGHTER OF VICTIM PASCAL CHARLOT CONFRONTED THE TEENAGED SNIPER
FROM THE STAND CALLING HIM EVIL.
THE RETIRED CARPENTAR DIED OUTSIDE A LANDROMAT.
DURING TESTIMONY MALVO LOOKED DOWN. AFTERWARDS, HE WAS SEEN
SMILING AT HIS ATTORNEYS.
THE DEFENSE MAY HAVE USED THE INSANITY DEFENSE AS A WAY TO
PROVIDE 5 WEEK'S WORTH OF EVIDENCE ABOUT MALVO'S CHILDHOOD. AGAIN
THURSDAY, DEFENSE ATTORNEYS ASKED THE JURY TO REMEMBER THE ABUSE, THE
ABANDONMENT.LEGAL EXPERTS SAYS THE HOLIDAY SEASON MAY ALSO PLAY A
PART...IN SPARING THE TEEN'S LIFE.
IRA ROBBINS/PROFESSOR OF LAW, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
They may want to show some Christmas compassion.
MALVO'S ATTORNEYS WANT LIFE IN PRISON...WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE. VIRGINIA IS ONE OF ONLY SIX STATES THAT HAVE EXECUTED A MINOR IN
THE LAST 27 YEARS. STACY CASE CBS NEWS CHESAPEAKE, VA.))
Kobe Bryants not on the basketball court, but in a court of law today- where medical records are the focus of a hearing.
Bryant's defense spent the day arguing for the release of his accuser's medical records.
The woman says Bryant raped her at this hotel last June.
Bryant says the sex was consensual.
The defense claims the woman had been presribed an anti psychotic drug often used for schizophrenia and had twice tried to commit suicide.
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((GUS GUARINO/LEGAL EXPERT: THEY'RE LOOKING FOR ANYTHING THAT MIGHT AFFECT CREDIBILITY OR ABILITY TO PERCEIVE. DRUGS HAVE THAT QUALITY.))
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In Colorado, medical records are protected under patient-client privilege, but Bryant's defense says she waived that right when she discussed her problems with family and friends.
State legislators will see some younger faces this year at the Capitol.
A group of college students is heading to Richmond to lobby for higher education.
Virginia-21 is a political advocacy group for 18 - to- 24 year olds.
It was started this year by Virginia college students to get young people involved in the political process.
Virginia-21 gathered the signatures of more than 12-thousand students.
They are urging key policy makers to increase state funding for higher education.
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((BRANT SNYDER/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT: THE ONLY WAY TO ENSURE OUR UNIVERSITIES STAY STRONG AND COMPETITIVE AND NOT BALANCE THE STATE'S BUDGET ON THE BACKS OF STUDENTS AND FAMILIES IS TO PROVIDE BASE ADEQUACY FUNDING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.))
[SUPER=01-Brant Snyder/Virginia Tech Student Body President]
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Virginia21 gathered the signatures primarily through their website, Virginia21-dot-org.
A high school prank led to some tense moments in Lynchburg today.
Around one this afternoon, someone released pepper spray in a first floor hallway at E-C Glass High School.
Several students had to be treated at school after complaining of headaches and nausea.
School officials are investigating the incident and promise to take necessary disciplinary and criminal actions if the prankster is caught.
The recent blast of winter weather isn't keeping Blacksburg from its new parking garage.
Construction crews have been working through rain, snow and even ice to keep the new retail center and garage on track.
Crews are working on 100-thousand square feet of office, retail and apartment space.
They'll begin putting in the concrete for the parking garage next month.
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((MARC VERNIEL: HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE AN ADDED DRAW TO THE DOWNTOWN AND BRING MORE CUSTOMERS TO DOWNTOWN TO HELP WITH THE EXISTING SHOPS AND ALSO THEY'LL SHOP IN THESE NEW SHOPS. ))
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Work is also moving forward on the restoration of the Andrew Black House. Crews are almost finished with the foundation and officials will hire a restoration architect by January first.
We'll tell you about a new construction project about to get underway in the town, tonight at 6:00.
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The new design of the Freedom Tower was finally unveiled in New York today.
It will stand on the site where the World Trade Center once stood, and will help reclaim part of the New York Skyline that was lost on Sept 11, 2001.
Drew Levinson reports.
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((When the world's tallest building is finished in New York, it will be a
combination of beauty and patriotism.
(SOT GOVERNOR GEORGE PATAKI/(R) NEW YORK 19:17:05)
"THIS IS A SYMBOL OF NEW YORK, THIS IS A SYMBOL OF AMERICA, THIS IS A
SYMBOL OF FREEDOM"
The freedom tower will rise from ground zero to a height of 1776
feet......1776--the year the declaration of Independence was signed.
With it's twisted suspension and giant spire--the architect says it
combines elements of two New York Icons- the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue
of Liberty--the first thing he saw when immigrated to America.
(DANIEL LIBESKIND/ARCHITECT 9:43-18)
"IT WASN'T JUST A SCULPTURE, IT WASN'T JUST A WONDERFUL PIECE OF ART, IT
WAS SOMETHING VERY MOVING TO ME IT WAS THE WELCOME TO NEW YORK ON BEHALF
OF THE WORLD."
(SEPEMBER 11, 2001)
And the world watched as the Twin Towers fell at the hands of terrorists
on September 11, 2001.
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THE ARCHITECTS SAY THE MEMORY OF THAT DAY AND THE THOUSANDS WHO DIED
HERE WILL FOREVER BE ETCHED INTO THE FABRIC OF THE NEW TOWER."
"THE DESIGN SHOULD HAVE SUCH BEAUTY IN ITS SCUPTURAL FORM THAT IT WILL
BE A FITTING MONUMENT TO THOSE HEROES WHO DIED ON 9-11."
It took months for the designers to finally agree on a concept....Now
they hope the world is pleased.
(AARON BRABSON/NYC VISITOR)
"....It is a sort of a shock up to the sky.. and letting everyone around
the world know they can't keep us down."
To honor the victims of 9-11--the cornerstone for The freedom tower will
be laid by the third anniversary--the tower itself will be finished by
Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York.
In the midst of severe gasoline shortages
across Iraq, the military says U-S soldiers have arrested 20 people suspected of illegally dispensing fuel in a black market operation in Baghdad.
Military commanders fear anti-U-S rebels are using illegal gasoline sales to fund their insurgency.
Many U-S soldiers were able to put fighting aside today, to give a Christmas party for orphans in Baghdad.
The children were both Muslim and Christian. The soldiers gave them new clothes, a Christmas meal, and, of course, presents.
The numbers are growing. Still ahead, this year's flu season is claiming the lives of more children.
And doctors give one boy the best Christmas present he could want -- the chance to see again.
On Healthcheck, Federal health officials say 42 children, most under age five, have died in the flu epidemic so far this season.
At least 36 states have widespread activity, and no state is untouched. Officials say the nation is having a typical flu pattern, although this year, the season started earlier.
Doctors say it is too soon to determine how severe the flu season will be.
In other health news, a young Massachusetts boy who's had more than his share of suffering has been given a very special gift this holiday season: the gift of sight.
Dr. Mallika Marshall shows us how some new technology has helped to restore his vision.
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[SUPER=01-Patrick Joyce/Father; :38]
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((PATRICK WAS DIAGNOSED WITH AN AGGRESSIVE FORM OF LEUKEMIA WHEN HE WAS
JUST THREE.. SO HE HAD TO UNDERGO SEVERAL YEARS OF RADIATION AND
(QUICK SOT/PATRICK) IT WAS VERY TOUGH
PATRICK'S PARENTS WERE ELATED WHEN HIS LEUKEMIA FINALLY WENT INTO
BUT THEN THEY WERE DEVASTATED TO LEARN THAT PATRICK'S TREATMENTS
ACTUALLY CAUSED HIM TO DEVELOP CATARACTS, LEAVING HIM VIRTUALLY BLIND.
Super: PATRICK /LEUKEMIA PATIENT
THE MEDICINE I TOOK WAS TOO STRONG FOR MY EYES, SO I COULDN'T SEE ANY
Super: PATRICK JOYCE/FATHER
THE HIGH DOES OF STEROIDS HAD AFFECTED THE LENSES OF BOTH EYES, THEY
WERE SCARRED WITH CATARACTS
PATRICK'S VISION BECAME SO BAD THAT HE COULDN'T EVEN SEE HIS OWN TWIN
SO SPECIALISTS AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL DECIDED TO IMPLANT INTRAOCULAR
LENSES IN PATRICK'S EYES SO HE COULD SEE AGAIN.
(natsot/covered) WE REPLACE THE NATURAL LENS OF THE EYE WITH THIS
SUPER: DR. DAVID HUNTER/CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, BOSTON
IT'S VERY DELICATE SURGERY - EVERYTHING HAS TO GO JUST SO, ESPECIALLY
IN KIDS, THE EYES ARE NOT FORGIVING
MALLIKA MARSHALL/CBS HEALTHWATCH
PATRICK'S FAMILY CREDITS THE STAFF AT CHILDREN'S FOR NOT ONLY
RESTORING PATRICK'S SIGHT... BUT FOR GIVING HIM HIS LIFE BACK
NOT ONLY IS HE FEELING BETTER FROM HIS LEUKEMIA, BUT HE CAN SEE AGAIN,
THAT IS SO ENORMOUSLY COMFORTING TO US
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IS THE ONLY FACILITY IN NEW ENGLAND THAT HAS A
SPECIAL HIGH-TECH LASER THAT IS USED IN EYE OPERATIONS SIMILAR TO
PATRICK'S, DR. MALLIKA MARSHALL., CBS NEWS))
Baring it all, in the name of charity.
Still ahead, the naked truth about the "Calendar Girls" .. and one of the actresses who brings their story to the screen.
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Kevin Jones prepares for his final game as a Hokie. Mike Stevens has that story just ahead in our two-minute ticker.
And the baseball that broke the hearts of Cub fans goes for big bucks, but it won't be around much longer.
It looks like the baseball that added another painful chapter to Chicago Cubs history is destined for destruction.
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It's the baseball that was about to be caught in "Game Six" of the National League Championship Series, and would have had Chicago just four outs away from a victory.
But when a Cubs' fan deflected it away, Florida rallied to win that game and the next one, to reach the World Series.
Anyway, the baseball went up for auction last night, and the owners of Harry Caray's restaurant, named for the late Cubs announcer, paid 106-thousand dollars for it.
They don't want the ball to become a trophy that is rubbed in Cubs fans' noses, so they plan to destroy it in late February. Just how remains to be determined. And among those invited to the event: Steve Bartman, the fan who started it all.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your weekend which starts in Blacksburg where the Virginia Tech Hokies are putting the finishing touches on their bowl preparations.
Frank Beamer put the Hokies through the paces this afternoon in Rector Fieldhouse. Tech will practice one more time tomorrow morning, before departing for the desert on Sunday. Fifteen Tech seniors will play their final game against Cal, as will junior Kevin Jones.
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Jones almost played for Joe Paterno at Penn State and today the coaching icon held a newsconference to announce that he has no plans of quitting.
Paterno is now 77. The Nittany Lions were a miserable 3 and 9 this past season. He says he would like to coach another unbeaten team before he quits.
The 31st Stagg Bowl is now less than 24 hours away at Salem Stadium. Mount Union is a decided favorite over Saint John's, but the Johnnies say the role of underdog suits them just fine.
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The college basketball schedule is usually non-existent, but tonight the Virginia Cavaliers put their unbeaten record on the line out in California against Loyola Marymount.
The 6-and-0 start has quieted Pete Gillen's critics, but if you need proof that coaching is a tough job -
look no further than St, John's boss Mike Jarvis.
He was fired today after the team's 2 and 4 start to the season.
Jarvis won 110 games, lost just 61 and took the Red Storm to three NCAA tournaments, plus won the NIT last year.
Still, he is fired and replaced by assistant Kevin Clark.
Lots of big high school game in the are tonight, plus the Roanoke Express is on the road tonight at Columbia.
Tomorrow, the Express and Dazzle will play a doubleheader at the Roanoke Civic Center with the Dazzle on the floor at one, and the Express facing off at 7:30.
I'll see you back here at the top of the hour with more on the Stagg Bowl.
Have a great night everybody.
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A surprise announcement from Britain in the last few minutes. Prime Minister Tony Blair says Libya confirms trying to develop weapons of mass destruction but now intends to dismantle the program. You can get the details on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather at 6:30.
A mixed day on Wall Street puts a fitting end to a mixed week .. the Dow goes up and Nasdaq down.
Jean Lee has today's Marketwatch report.
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Finally, you may have heard the true story of the Eleven British women who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for charity. Now there's a movie about it.
Melissa DcDermott has the "bare" facts about Calendar Girls.
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[SUPER=01-Julie Walters/Actress; :25]
[SUPER=01-Nigel Cole/Creator; :40]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Tricia Stewart-Angela Baker/Real Calendar Girls; 1:11]
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"We don't do nudity. We're not going to go parading ourselves in front
of a room full of men..this isn't....France."
EVEN THOUGH ACTRESS JULIE WALTERS HAS DONE NUDE SCENES BEFORE, SHE WAS
STILL NERVOUS ABOUT HER ROLE IN CALENDAR GIRLS, AS ONE OF THE REAL-LIFE
MIDDLE-AGED WOMEN WHO STRIPPED FOR THEIR CLUB'S CHARITY CALENDAR.
SHE REMEMBERS CALLING THE DIRECTOR TO SEE EXACTLY HOW "NAKEDLY NUDE
sot: JULIE WALTERS/ACTRESS
"He said well, you're at a piano, you have to have Angela's exact pose.
I said it's an upright? He said yes, whew, I'll be just fine, I'll be
peeping around it. I was being shot from the back..I didn't realize
that." "You didn't look at the calendar ahead of time to see what's
she's doing?" "No, I saw that a bit later."
SOT: NIGER COLE/DIRECTOR -"The original calendars are very inspiring and
a beautiful piece of work and the photographs are unlike any other
photograph of naked women I'd ever seen and I've seen plenty of other
examples!" "We won't go there!" "Oh, no I have some with me."
AND WHILE VETERAN ACTRESSES MAY BE SQUEAMISH ABOUT NUDE SCENES, THE REAL
WOMEN OF THE CALENDAR ARE NOW COMPLETELY COMFORTABLE GOING
"STARKERS"..WHICH IS BRITISH FOR NAKED.
Question: Melissa McDermott-"Did you ever think when you were in your
twenties, even thirties, think that you'd be doing this at this point in
SOT; Tricia Stewart/Real Calendar Girl-"No, no. I used to go topless at
SOT: Angela Baker/Real Calendar Girl-"It's our trademark and this is
what we do and we'll do another calendar." "This is what we do, we get
naked!" "Tastefully, only tastefully! "
natsnd-CALENDAR GIRLS- "Lawrence, we're going to need considerably
MELISSA MCDERMOTT CBS NEWS.))