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A murder suspect is in custody after police raid a motel this morning in Roanoke.
We'll have a live report on this developing story, coming up.
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And, Governor Warner is in Roanoke for a major economic development announcement.
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Sunshine and mild tmperatures continue as temperatures will rise even more tomorrow. I'll have the details in your forecast.

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Stay with us News 7 at noon, starts right now.

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After an overnight stakeout, Roanoke police arrest an alleged murder suspect from Tennessee.
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Officers rushed into a Franklin Road motel around 10:30 this morning and arrested the man without incident.
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Joe Dashiell is outside the Ramada Inn with more.
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If you're starting a local business you might not have to look much further than Virgina Tech or Carilion for money.
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In front of a crowd of local business leaders at the Hotel Roanoke, the two companies today announced they've joined forces to create the Roanoke-New River Investment Fund. The fund will make about 55-million dollars available to companies that want to build or relocate to the Roanoke or New River Valleys.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WELL IT BENEFITS THE WHOLE REGION 'CAUSE IT SAYS IF YOU'RE THE PERSON WHO THINKS YOU CAN BUILD THE NEXT MICROSOFT OR AOL YOU DON'T HAVE TO PICK UP AND MOVE TO NORTHERN VIRGINIA OR SILICON VALLEY. YOU CAN NOW DI IT HERE BECAUSE THERE'S GOING TO BE MONEY THAT WILL INVEST IN YOUR COMPANY IN ROANOKE OR THE NEW RIVER VALLEY.))
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Carilion and Tech say the fund is "open for business" as of today. They say they're looking for companies that can produce good jobs, make contributions to the community and make for a prudent investment. They add it would be nice if those companies focused on technology and health care.

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Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry gets another big boost today-- this one from labor unions.
But his top rival, John Edwards is challenging Kerry's record on trade.
Teri Okita reports from Washington.
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TRACK: ONE OF THE COUNTRY S MOST POWERFUL UNION ORGANIZATIONS, THE AFL-CIO, IS ENDORSING SENATOR JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT AND PLANS AN UNPRECEDENTED EFFORT TO MOBILIZE ITS 13-MILLION MEMBERS FOR KERRY.
TRACK: UNEMPLOYMENT HAS WEIGHED HEAVY ON LABOR WORKERS AS U-S MANUFACTURING JOBS GO OVERSEAS. KERRY S RECENT PLEDGE TO THE UNIONS HAS BEEN SMART TRADE AND FAIR TRADE...AS HE LISTED SUCCESSES FROM THE DEMOCRATS DAYS IN POWER DURING THE CLINTON YEARS.

(Super: Sen.John Kerry/Democratic Presidential Candidate/LAST NIGHT)
SOT: We had the lowest inflation, lowest unemployment. We created

23-million new jobs, and we balanced the budget.
TRACK: BUT KERRY'S TOP DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER, SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS, IS GOING TOE-TO-TOE WITH HIM ON THE LABOR ISSUE.
TRACK: EDWARDS CRITICIZES KERRY FOR VOTING IN FAVOR OF THE 1993 NAFTA AGREEMENT THAT MANY AMERICAN WORKERS BLAME FOR MILLIONS OF JOB LOSSES.

(Super: Sen. John Edwards/Democratic Presidential Candidate)
SOT: If we really believe in working people, we have to change our

trade policies.
TRACK: EDWARDS SAYS HE OPPOSED NAFTA, BUT KERRY POINTS OUT EDWARDS WASN T A SENATOR BACK IN 1993 SO HE HAS NO VOTING RECORD ON THE ISSUE. KERRY SAYS THE TWO DEMOCRATS ACTUALLY HAVE SIMILAR POSITIONS ON TRADE.

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STANDUP: With Howard Dean now out of the race, it will be a real dogfight to March 2nd s Super Tuesday primaries where more than half of the votes needed to win the nomination will be up-for-grabs. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington. ))

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A New Hampshire man accused of killing and burying his two children last summer has apparently taken his own life.
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Officials say Manuel Gehring commited suicide while in jail.
He'd been in a child custody dispute with his ex- wife, when his 14- year- old daughter and 11- year- old son disappeared after a Fourth of July fireworks show last year.
He was arrested in California a week later.
Court documents say Gehring admitted shooting his children in southern New Hampshire, then driving west with their bodies, and burying them in the Midwest. He was set to go on trial in September.
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The Home Shopping Network is considering relocating its distribution center.
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The network currently has a center in Salem which employs 350-people. A spokesperson for the Florida-based company says it's considering new sites in and outside of the Roanoke Valley. A final decision is expected in March.
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Construction is booming at many of Virginia's colleges and universities.
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It's all the result of a 845 million dollar bond referendum voters passed in November 2002.
Many of the projects are just getting underway including a new Agriculture and Natural Resources Facility at Virginia Tech.
The university received more than 95 million dollars from the bond referendum.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESPERSON: WE ARE GRATEFUL TO THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA FOR APPROVING PASSAGE OF THE BONDS THAT WILL ALLOW THE STATE OF VIRGINIA TO INVEST HER UNIVERSITIES, TO INVEST IN HER COLLEGES, AND TO INVEST IN THE CITIZEN'S OF THE STATE.))
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Virginia Military Institute received more than twenty two million dollars from the bonds.
The money will be used to renovate several old buildings.
Renovations are also in the works for several buildings at Radford University.
The school received more than 27 million dollars, part of which will pay for a new fine arts center.
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A state lawmaker says recent criticism of Janet Jackson's Super Bowl surprise was racially motivated. We'll have that after the break.
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Plus a prominent football coach is punished for his comments about a player who says she was raped while on his team.
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The U-S is sticking to its timetable in Iraq.
U-S administrator Paul Bremer says the previously set June 30th date for the U-S-led coalition to hand over power will remain in effect.
Bremer says even though the date holds, ``changes are possible'' in the formula for establishing a new Iraqi government.
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Meanwhile, violence in Iraq continues. A roadside bomb killed two more U-S soldiers today, bringing the death toll to 378 since the war began last March. One Iraqi was also killed in the bombing.
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Enron's former C-E-O may be trading the board room for a jail cell--
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This morning Jeffrey Skilling was placed in handcuffs when he surrendered to federal authorities in Houston.
A 42- count indictment accuses Skilling and Enron's former chief accounting officer of taking part in schemes to mis-lead government regulators and investors about the now- failed energy company's earnings.
Skilling is named in 40 of the counts, some of them accusing him of insider trading.
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The head football coach at the University of Colorado has been suspended with pay after making remarks about a former female player.
The woman claims she was raped by another member of the football team.
Drew Levinson reports.
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(( It was Colorado Football coach Gary Barnett's comments about former kicker Katie Hnida that put on him on the sidelines. Hnida recently told Sports Illustrated she was raped by a fellow player in 2000...Barnett's response.....she was an awful player.

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"KATIE WAS A GIRL. NOT ONLY WAS SHE A GIRL, SHE WAS TERRIBLE, OK. THERE'S NO OTHER WAY TO SAY IT."
That foot in mouth fumble forced the University's president to suspend Barnett.

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"WE BELIEVE IN THE CONTEXT OF A RAPE ALLEGATION, IT IS INAPPROPRIATE TO MAKE STATEMENTS ABOUT THE ABILITY OF THE PLAYER AND PARTICULARLY THE WAY THE STATEMENTS WERE MADE."
The rape claim comes as University officials are trying to sort out a growing list of alcohol and sex abuse allegations.
Three woman are suing the School, claiming they were raped by players or recruits during and after a party in 2000.
And Police have released a report quoting an unidentified woman, saying the Coach told her he would be back his player 100 percent if rape charges were filed...they never were.
As for Katie Hnida, a former teammate said she was welcomed by most of her teammates.

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"I PERSONALLY SAW HER AS A YOUNG WOMAN WHO WAS OUT THERE TRYING TO COMPETE AND PERFORM WELL IN A SPORT SHE ENJOYED PLAYING VERY MUCH."
And for Coach Barnett--he's now on the defensive--apologizing for his remarks...remarks has thrown him and the University for a major loss.

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"I SINCERELY REGRET THAT YESTERDAY A PORTION OF MY REMARKS WERE EITHER MISINTERPRETED OR TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT."
But for now Barnett's personal foul has him out of the game, and University officials aren't saying if and when he'll get back in. Drew Levinson, CBS News.
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One state lawmaker says the uproar caused over Janet Jackson's appearance at the Super Bowl is racially motivated. But now one lawmaker is saying Jackson is being treated unfairly because she's black.
Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon has the story.
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(( Delegate Albert Pollard is still bothered by Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake's halftime peep show.
The Democrat says it was tasteless and is urging his colleagues to adopt a resolution saying so.
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But Delegate Lionell Spruill says he sees a racial tone in the resolution.
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((DELEGATE LIONELL SPRUILL/D-PORTSMOUTH: I QUESTION THE GENTLEMAN WHO PUT IT IN WHY DIDN'T HE PUT STUFF IN WHEN MADONNA WAS KISSING BRITNEY SPEARS.))
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Pollard defended his resolution saying the Madonna/Britney kiss was aired on cable and not the public airwaves.
Still, some lawmakers say it is hypocrisy to single out Jackson when the state's own seal depicts a woman with one bared breast.
Pollard says he has no problems with the scantily clad woman on Virginia's seal.
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((DELEGATE ALBERT POLLARD/D-LANCASTER CO.: ABSOLUTELY NOT BUT IF THEY PUT HER IN A THONG AND PUT SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS AROUND HER I WOULD.))
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Pollard says he finds nothing obscene about the state seal, but there is evidence that at some point, lawmakers did find the nudity troubling because in this flag from 1865, she's noticably covered up.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond.))
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Will we have nice weather for the weekend? Leo will let us know after the break,
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and the man called one of the worst singers ever on American Idol, may end up getting the last laugh.
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Most performers who hit it big on "American Idol" are considered to be GOOD singers.
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But that's NOT the case for the show's latest break-out star, William Hung.
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Despite Simon Cowell's predictable disdain, Hung has won America's hearts with his enthusiasm.
His popularity comes as the biggest surprise to the engineering student himself..
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On a fan web site, more than 70- thousand people have written to say they want the American Idol reject back on the show.
But even if he doesn't make a return appearance, Hung could still make waves in the music industry.
He's been offered a recording contract.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 64 points. The NASDAQ has gained six.

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Up next in sports, Steve Mason takes a closer look at Allegahany County's Bosco Williams in this week's hometown hoops weekly.
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And it may be slower but at least one young person prefers SEA-Mail to E-Mail. We'll tell you why in just a moment.


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Sunday night, N.C. State showed Duke that anything can happen in the ACC on a given night.
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Last night the Clemson Tigers set out to teach the Wolfpack the same lesson. Clemson came in as the last place team in the league, while N.C. State was just a game out of first. Shawan Robinson hit a game high 20 points for the Tigers, and Akin Akingbala (AH-KING-BALLA) got 10 points more, as Clemson upsets State 60-to-55 - and is now tied for last with UVa.
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Alleghany plays Northside in the Blue Ridge semi-finals on Friday night.
In this edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly, Steve Mason takes us to Low Moor to visit with Alleghany's Bosco Williams - a Mountaineer through and through.
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If you ever thought tradition mail service was slow - think again!
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Two elementary school students in Oregon had a bright idea for a class project. Quintin and Justin were in second grade when they decided they would put a message in a bottle. Quintin's dad dropped eight-bottles nearly 50-miles off the coast of Hawaii. Nearly four-years later one of the bottles washed ashore on an island south of Japan.
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((JUSTIN MCCLAUGHRY/5th GRADER: (READING FROM A LETTER): "DEAR QUINTIN AND JUSTIN. MY NAME IS TAY OKNODA. I PICKED UP THE LETTER WHICH YOU SENT ON NOVEMBER 2ND IN 2000."))
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The school will put together a gift box, filled with stuff from Oregon, to send to their new friends in Japan.
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