A shooting outside a Lynchburg restaurant last night landed one man in the hospital and another in police custody.
It happened just before midnight at the Ale House Restaurant on Wards Road.
Police say a personal dispute between two men turned violent when one of them pulled a gun and shot the other in the leg.
The victim, Vincent E. Clark of Madison Heights, was taken to the hospital while police tried to gather information from eyewitnesses in the large crowd at the restaurant.
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[IN Q=It's frequented]
((LT. TOM LAWTON/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: IT'S FREQUENTED BY A LOT OF PEOPLE AT THIS TIME OF NIGHT. THE SHOOTING HAPPENED OUTSIDE WHICH IS GOOD, SO THERE WASN'T A CHANCE OF A CROWD OR ANYBODY GETTING HURT AT THAT POINT WHICH IS REAL GOOD FOR US.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Tom Lawton/Lynchburg Police Department]
[OUT Q=good for us.]
Police are questioning the suspect who has been identified as 22 year old Reginald Lorenzo Anthony of Evington.
He was pulled over a few minutes after the shooting on the property of River Ridge Mall.
Anthony has been charged with malicious wounding and the use of a firearm in commision of a felony.
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Students in Roanoke County may one day have to take a test and it's not a written one.
Justin McLeod has the pros and cons of random drug tests.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Haley Jennelle/Northside 8th Grade Student; :15]
[SUPER=01-Morgan Nichols/Northside High School Freshman; :28]
[SUPER=01-Eric Lee/Northside High School Senior; :44]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Massey/Northside High School Sophomore; :55]
[SUPER=01-JoAnne Burkholder/Roanoke Co. Schools; 1:15]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]
((((NAT SOUND OF CHEERS))
Everyone knows how students can excel on the court.
But what you may not know is what some are doing off the court, especially when it comes to drug use.
[IN Q=In the middle school]
((HALEY JENNELLE/NORTHSIDE MIDDLE 8TH GRADER: IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DO DO DRUGS AND IT'S HUSH HUSH BUT IT'S NOT A BIG PROBLEM.))
[OUT Q=A BIG PROBLEM]
The Roanoke County school system wants to keep it that way.
It is looking into whether to begin random drug testing.
[IN Q=I think it should]
((MORGAN NICHOLS/NORTHSIDE H.S. FRESHMEN: I THINK IT SHOULD BE DONE FOR ATHLETES AND ANYONE INVOLVED IN SPORTS OR ANY EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES LIKE THAT.))
[OUT Q=ACTIVITIES LIKE THAT]
That could include activities like band, cheer leading, even those who drive to school.
Supporters say random drug testing works because it makes students think twice about using drugs.
[IN Q=It would make a big]
((ERIC LEE/NORTHSIDE SENIOR: IT WOULD MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IF THEY DID THE DRUG TEST, IT MAKE ME NOT DO IT.))
[OUT Q=NOT DO IT]
But some say drug testing is an invasion of privacy that could create problems.
[IN Q=It could have a defect]
((RONNIE MASSEY/NORTHSIDE SOPHOMORE: IT COULD HAVE A DEFECT AND THEN SAY THEY ARE DOING DRUGS WHEN THEY ARE REALLY NOT.))
[OUT Q=they are really not]
That was one of several concerns brought up at a work session Thursday afternoon.
One school board member questioned whether drug tests should be the parents responsibility rather than the schools.
Some also wonder whether the school system can afford it.
[IN Q=The cost of it is]
((JoANNE BURKHOLDER/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL SYSTEM: THE COST OF IT IS GOING TO BE TREMENDOUS. DRUG TESTS CAN RANGE ANYWHERE FROM FIFTEEN DOLLARS TO 35 DOLLARS PER KID.))
[OUT Q=35 DOLLARS PER KID]
[IN Q=We should mention]
((JUSTIN McLEOD: WE SHOULD MENTION THIS IS VERY MUCH IN THE EARLY STAGES. SEVERAL PUBLIC FORUMS WILL FIRST BE HELD NEXT MONTH. A REPORT WILL THEN BE ISSUED AND IT WILL ULITMATELY BE UP TO THE SCHOOL BOARD TO DECIDE WHETHER TO BEGIN DRUG TESTING. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))
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Here is a list of the public forums that will take place next month all over the county.
Each one starts at seven o'clock and residents will have the opportunity to asked questions as well as give their opinions.
Parts of Microsoft's Windows source code have been leaked over the Internet.
The code amounts to a blueprint of the company's operating
system, but Microsoft says there's NO known immediate impact on
But access to the code could allow hackers to attack machines
running Windows, which is used on hundreds of millions of
The source of the leak hasn't yet been found.
Debate dragged on until midnight in Massachusetts, without a decision on gay marriage.
For two days, lawmakers have examined whether to amend the state's constitution to outlaw gay marraige, and what if any provision should be made for gay and lesbian couples to join together in civil unions.
They voted down a third compromise proposal last night, and decided to adjourn until next month.
Legislators will re-visit the issue when they reconvene March 11th.
In the meantime, state-sanctioned gay marriages will be
allowed beginning in mid- May.
While other states are opening the door to gay marriage, Virginia's House of Delegates is trying to slam it shut.
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]
The House approved legislation yesterday that affirms the state's ban on homosexual marriages.
Delegate Bob Marshall say his bill is necessary to keep gay couples from trying to get civil unions recognized in the state.
[IN Q=we will not recognize any attempts at civil unions]
((DELEGATE BOB MARSHALL/R-PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY: WE WILL NOT RECOGNIZE ANY ATTEMPTS AT CIVIL UNIONS SO-CALLED OR DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS FROM OTHER STATES FOISTED UPON US BY UNELECTED JUDGES WHO DO NOT REPRESENT THE WILL OF THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Prince William Co.; :00]
[OUT Q=who do not represent the will of the citizens of Virginia.]
Delegate Adam Ebbin, the state's only openly gay legislator, says the measure unnecessarily restates what is already the law.
[IN Q=DO WE HAVE TO KEEP DOING THIS OVER]
[SUPER=01-Del. Adam Ebbin/(D) Arlington; :]
[OUT Q=LET'S MOVE ON TO THE BIG THINGS.]
The bill faces a final vote in the House today before it moves to the Senate.
Lynchburg schools students will have longer school days to make up for missed classes.
Starting on Monday, the school day will start 15 minutes earlier, and will end 15 minutes later.
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Elementary schools will start classes at 8-thirty and end at 3-25.
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Middle School will now open at 7:40, and end classes at 2:50.
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And for the high schools, students without a first period class will start at 8-o'clock, and end at 2-30
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And students WITH a first period class will report at 7 o'clock.
School officials say if there are fewer than four additional snow days this year then Spring Break and the Memorial Day holiday WILL remain as scheduled.
In business news, Vodafone is expected to make its call on A T-an T Wireless later today.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]
((IT'S A BIG DAY FOR AT&T WIRELESS. TODAY IS DEADLINE DAY FOR COMPANIES
> INTERESTED IN BUYING THE MOBILE PHONE GIANT TO MAKE THEIR BID. CINGULAR
> HAS ALREADY MADE A 30 BILLION DOLLAR OFFER AND VODAFONE IS EXPECTED TO
> PLACE A FORMAL BID LATER TODAY.
> ImClone Systems - the company whose stock trades sent its former C-E-O to
> prison and has Martha Stewart on trial, is back in the spotlight. Its
> shares tanked before widely anticipated news was released that the F-D-A
> had finally approved its colon cancer drug Erbitux. ImClone shares
> dropped 21 percent, slicing some 630 (m) million dollars in value off the
> stock. After a halt in ImClone Systems shares on the Nasdaq, the F-D-A
> approval was made public.
> AND DELL IS A STOCK TO WATCH TODAY. AFTER THE CLOSING BELL, THE WORLDS NO.
> 1 PERSONAL COMPUTER COMPANY SAID STRONG SALES OF SERVERS AND STORAGE
> DEVICES LED TO A 24 PERCENET JUMP IN PROFITS.
> ON WALL STREET INVESTORS WERE IN A SELLING MOOD AFTER A LUKEWARM JANUARY
> RETAIL SALES REPORT.
> THE DOW GAVE BACK 43 POINTS
> WHILE THE NASDAQ FORFEITED 16.
> EchoStar Communications and SIRIUS Satellite
> Radio are joining forces with RadioShack to form a satellite entertainment
> The deal will mean that EchoStar's DISH Network and SIRIUS will be
> the only satellite entertainment brands offered at RadioShack.
> TRACK ALL THE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
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Along the lines of if you can't beat 'em, join 'em-- a former Presidential candidate is ready to endorse the front-runner.
Wesley Clark, who dropped out of the race earlier this week, is expected to back John Kerry's bid for the Democratic nomination.
The former rivals will stump in Wisconsin, where Howard Dean and John Edwards have been campaigning the last few days.
Kerry already holds a strong position there, and Clark's endorsement can only help him in next week's primary.
The Michael Jackson child molestation case heads back to a California courtroom today.
The King of Pop will NOT be there this time, and neither will the media mob that covered his arraignment last month.
Attorneys are working with the judge to set a date for the first hearing in which they'll present evidence.
A media attorney is also expected to ask the judge to release documents related to the search of Neverland Ranch.
Yesterday, Jackson's music manager denied a report that the singer is in financial trouble.
Dr. Cecil Knox's office manager wants a court-appointed lawyer.
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Attorney Bill Cleaveland has represented Bev Boone on the racketeering and fraud charges until now.
He's filed a motion asking to be court-appointed.
Bev Boone deferred to her husband, when asked about the motion.
JIM Boone says the case has run them into bankruptcy. They've already spent several hundred thousand dollars, he says.
Jim Boone says he's been drawing on profit sharing funds, but he says they don't have the money to cover the expense of the trial set to being April 13th.
Opponents of a Roanoke methadone clinic say they are encouraged after meeting with representatives of the company that plans to open the facility.
Members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference sat down with executives from C-R-C Health Corporation yesterday morning.
They shared their concern that the building on Hershberger Road is too close to churches, schools and nearby homes.
After the meeting, both sides said their conversation was constructive.
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[IN Q=There is some trust]
((JEFF ARTIS/ROANOKE SCLC CHAIRMAN: THERE IS SOME TRUST THAT HAS BEEN BUILT. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THEY'RE A BUSINESS ENTITY AND THEY UNDERSTAND THAT WE'RE PROTECTING THE NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT I THINK SOME GOOD CAN COME OUT OF THIS.))
((JOE PRITCHARD/CRC HEALTH CORPORATION VICE-PRESIDENT: WE HAD A VERY GOOD MEETING... GREAT MEETING, VERY PRODUCTIVE AND WE'RE STILL DIALOGUING AND I THINK MR. ARTIS PROBABLY TOLD YOU THAT. WE'RE WORKING TOGETHER AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL HAVE A SOLUTION.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/Roanoke SCLC Chairman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe Pritchard/CRC Health Corporation Vice-President; :09]
[OUT Q=and hopefully we'll have a solution.]
That solution would likely require a suitable alternative to the Hershberger site.
The SCLC has suggested the V-A Medical Center in Salem, but so far V-A officials say that is not a possibility.
Clinic opponents and company officials have agreed to meet again next month.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
Hospitalized veterans are getting some special treatment this week.
The Salem V-A hospital brought in a variety of entertainers including Miss Virginia to honor local veterans.
Since 1978, the week of February 14th has been recognized as time to say thank you to the more 98-thousand hospitalized veterans throughout the country.
(toss to Steve for Weekend Preview)