Today on News 7 at 5, two former Governors blast Mark Warner. We'll tell you why the unlikely allies are joining forces.
Plus some families in Roanoke shed tears today as members of the 116th infantry leave home for the next year and a half.
Showers move through with a cool front over the next 18 hours but no dramatic change in temperatures. Full forecast details in a moment.
There are new developments in the mysterious disappearance of a family from Mississippi.
Things begin to calm down in Haiti, one day after its longtime leader flees the country.
Plus Mike Stevens will tell us why N-F-L Hall of Famer John Elway was in the region today.
News 7 at 5 is next.
((GOVERNOR DOUG WILDER: WHY WILL YOU NOT KEEP YOUR WORD?))
[OUT Q=not keep your word.]
Two former governors team up and take Governor Warner to task.
Democrat Doug Wilder and Republican Senator George Allen were back at the State Capitol today, no longer as governors but as critics of one.
The two veteran politicians are accusing Mark Warner and several GOP lawmakers of breaking campaign promises against raising taxes.
Wilder said he would NOT have endorsed Warner three years ago if he had known Warner would propose tax increases.
Wilder and Allen said a referendum on tax increases is necessary to restore the voters' trust.
[IN Q=THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WERE]
((GOVERNOR DOUG WILDER: THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WERE PROMISED THEIR TAXES WOULD NOT BE RAISE. THEY DESERVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE AND HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT IT. SENATOR GEORGE ALLEN: THEY ARE THE SHAREHOLDERS THEY ARE THE ONES ULTIMATELY MAKING THIS DECISION.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :00]
[OUT Q=ULTIMATELY MAKING THIS DECISION.]
But Governor Warner's press secretary called their message "divisive."
She says a referendum is NOT a good idea.
[IN Q=LEGISLATORS SHOULD THINK CAREFULLY]
((ELLEN QUALLS/WARNER'S PRESS SECRETARY: LEGISLATORS SHOULD THINK CAREFULLY BEFORE THEY ADOPT A SYSTEM WHERE DIFFICULT DECISIONS ARE PUSHED OFF TO VOTERS. THAT'S HOW CALIFORNIA GOT INTO THE MESS ITS IN NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Ellen Qualls/Warner's Press Secretary; :]
[OUT Q=GOT INTO THE MESS ITS IN NOW.]
Senate and House budget negotiators are trying to hammer out a compromise on the issue of taxes before March 13th.
They're sons, husbands and brothers- and today soldiers from third battalion, 116th infantry were deployed.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon/Susan BAM;]
Susan Bahorich was at the Roanoke Armory this morning.
Susan, where will the men go from here?
This morning the 42-soldiers left Roanoke.
They'll first head to Northern Virginia to meet up with the rest of their battailon, and then make their way to Fort Bragg for training- before eventually heading to the Middle East.
But, this was the scene this morning- family and friends gathering to wish their loved ones well.
Babies and kids clutched their dads, while wives snuggled close for one last cuddle.
These 42-soldiers are part of the 116th infantry and will be gone for 18 months- which is more than a lifetime to some of these kids.
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[IN Q=I'll tell him..]
((SGT. DAVID DRAPER, U.S. ARMY: I'LL TELL HIM DADDY HAD TO GO BECAUSE OF BAD PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AND IF IT WASN'T FOR U.S. TROOPS GOING OVER THERE DEFENDING FREEDOMS THE UNITED STATES HAS, THEN IT JUST WOULDN'T BE THERE.))
((SPEC. KEVIN FULLER, U.S. ARMY: I'VE BEEN ON ACTIVE DUTY BEFORE- AN AIRPORT PATROL, BUT THIS IS KIND OF HARD, IT'S OVERSEAS. THAT'S HARD TO DEAL WITH, BUT IT'S MY JOB, IT'S SOMETHING I HAVE TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. David Draper/U.S. Army; :00]
[SUPER=01-Spec. Kevin Fuller/U.S. Army; :13]
[OUTQ=HAVE TO DO.]
The men are part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
When they eventually make their way to the Middle East they'll aid in presence patrols and day to day security operations.
We'll have more on this story tonight on News 7 at six- and hear about the support staff which will help the soldiers and the wives they leave behind.
The process of restoring order and stability to Haiti has begun one day after president Jean Bertrand Aristide resigned.
Now US Marines are helping secure the capital of Port au Prince.
Teri Okita reports.
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[IN Q=In some pockets of Port au Prince...]
[SUPER=03-Port au Prince, Haiti;]
[SUPER=01-Col. David Berger/U.S. Marine Commander;]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News;]
((TRACK: IN SOME POCKETS OF PORT-AU-PRINCE JUBILATION OVER THE NEWS OF
PRESIDENT JEAN-BERTRAND ARISTEDES EXILE. GANGS OF REBELS AND ARMED
ARISTEDE LOYALISTS STILL ROAM THE CAPITAL, BUT FOR NOW, VIOLENCE HAS
TRACK: THAT MAY BE, IN PART, BECAUSE INTERNATIONAL SECURITY FORCES ARE
ARRIVING. 150-U.S. MARINES ARE ALREADY THERE ... WITH UP TO TWO-THOUSAND
(Super: Col. David Berger/U.S. Marine Commander)
SOT: The U.S. forces are here to secure key sites in the Haitian capital
around Port-Au-Prince, for the purpose of contributing to a more secure
and stable environment.
TRACK: THE REBELS SAY THEY WELCOME OUTSIDE HELP, BUT WITH THE COUNTRYS
POLITICAL FUTURE IN QUESTION, ITS UNCLEAR IF THEY HAVE ANY OTHER
DEMANDS. FOR NOW, THE SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE IS INTERIM PRESIDENT.
UNCONFIRMED REPORTS ARE SURFACING THAT ARISTEDE CLAIMS HE WAS ACTUALLY
KIDNAPPED BY THE U-S AND FLOWN TO THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC.
CALIFORNIA CONGRESSWOMAN, MAXINE WATERS A LONGTIME ARISTEDE SUPPORTER
SAYS ARISTEDE CALLED HER, SAYING HED BEEN THREATENED BY U-S DIPLOMATS
AND TOLD HED BE KILLED BY REBELS IF HE DIDNT LEAVE HAITI IMMEDIATELY.
HE SAYS HE NEVER RESIGNED AS PRESIDENT.
TRACK: U-S OFFICIALS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, THE STATE DEPARTMENT, AND
THE PENTAGON DENY THE REPORTS.
(Super: Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense)
SOT: (13:36:40) The idea that someone was abducted is just totally
inconsistent with everything I heard or saw.
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)
STANDUP: Congresswoman Waters and others say they plan to investigate
what she calls a U-S led coup d'etat against Aristede. For now, the
ousted leader remains in the Central African Republic. Teri Okita, CBS
The 19-year old accuser in the Kobe Bryant case is expected to testify tomorrow.
It will be the first time she and the N-B-A star have been in the same room since he allegedly raped her at a Colorado resort last June.
Attorneys for Bryant now say the woman accusing Bryant had sex with another person less than fifteen hours after the alleged assault.
During a two-day hearing, the two sides will also battle over the state's rape shield law -- which generally keeps defense
lawyers from using the sexual history of alleged assault victims against them.
Prosecutors in the case against Martha Stewart says it's simple: she lied.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
Closing arguments in the domestic-diva's five-week trial began today.
The government hopes to convince a jury of eight men and four women that Stewart is guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators.
The charges stem from Stewart's sale of nearly four-thousand shares of ImClone Systems stock in December 2001 -- just before the stock price declined.
Last week, a judge dropped one of the most serious counts against her.
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[SOT :57 - 1:05]
[IN Q=There is a real chance the jury...]
[SUPER=01-Wendy Murphy/Legal Expert;]
((WENDY MURPHY/LEGAL EXPERT: THERE IS A REAL CHANCE THE JURY WILL FIND HER GUILTY OF LYING AND THOSE ARE FAR LESS SERIOUS. IT'S POSSIBLE SHE WON'T EVEN SEE JAIL TIME IF SHE'S ONLY CONVICTED OF LYING.))
[OUT Q=if she's only convicted of lying.]
The judge reserved the first half of the week for closing arguments and says she expects the jury to begin deliberating Wednesday.
Coming up next on the newscats, there could be new hope for people who suffer from migraine headaches.
But first, authorties in Mississippi say they have made a big break in the case of a missing family.
A rural property in southern Mississippi is swarming with police as they intensify the search for a missing family.
A relative was due to be in court to face charges connected the disappearance...but the date was delayed.
Elizabeth Sanchez has more.
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[SUPER=03-Taylorsville, MS; :00]
[SUPER=01-Warren Strain/Mississippi Department of Public Safety; :15]
[SUPER=01-James Powell/Yazoo County, MS District Attorney; :54]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Sanchez/CBS News; 1:00]
[OUT Q=Yazoo County, Mississippi.]
((THE SEARCH FOR A MISSING MISSISSIPPI FAMILY HAS TAKEN A NEW TWIST.
EARNEST HARGON WAS SET TO GO BEFORE A JUDGE ON CHARGES RELATED TO THE
DISAPPEARANCE OF 3 FAMILY MEMBERS......BUT THAT WAS SUDDENLY POSTPONED.
(SOT-Warren Strain/Mississippi Department of Public Safety)
"some very profound developments of what were doing here... not only
with prosecution of mister hargon but also the location of the missing
MICHAEL AND REBECCA HARGON, ALONG WITH THEIR FOUR YEAR OLD SON
DISAPPEARED VALENTINE'S DAY.
BULLET CASINGS AND BLOOD WERE FOUND INSIDE THEIR HOME.
OVER THE WEEKEND POLICE CONCENTRATED THEIR SEARCH EFFORT AROUND THE
PROPERTY WHERE EARNEST HARGON LIVES.
BUT NOW THAT SEARCH HAS BEEN EXTENDED AND THERE ARE REPORTS THAT A
FUNERAL HOME VAN HAS BEEN SEEN LEAVING THE AREA . AUTHORITIES WON'T
COMMENT....NOR WILL THE FAMILY.
Bill Hirtz/Father of Rebecca Hargon
"nothing to say right now"
(SOT-James Powell/Yazoo County, MS District Attorney)
"all of them are understandbly concerned and upset about the whole turn
STANDUP: (Elizabeth Sanchez/CBS NEWS/Yazoo County, MS)
WHEN INVESTIGATORS RETURN, EARNEST HARGON WILL BE BACK HERE IN COURT AND
WE SHOULD KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS MISSISSIPPI MYSTERY.
ELIZABETH SANCHEZ, CBS NEWS, YAZOO COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.))
Two more people have added their names to the list of those running for Lynchburg city council in May.
Five-time council candidate McKinley Marshall says he'll make a run for the first time since 1992.
Marshall.. who works for Barr Laboratories in Forest.. says he'll be more a visible representative than incumbent Ed Barksdale, who's stepping down.
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[IN Q=The fact that]
((MCKINLEY MARSHALL/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: THE FACT THAT I'VE BEEN HERE. THE FACT THAT MORE PEOPLE IN WARD TWO KNOW ME, AND THE FACT THAT I HAVE GOTTEN OUT AND FAMILIARIZED MYSELF WITH CERTAIN THINGS IN WARD TWO GIVES ME THAT VISIBILITY, AND THIS IS SOMETHING I FEEL LIKE HE HAS NOT DONE.))
[SUPER=01-McKinley Marshall/Lynchburg Council Candidate]
[OUT Q=has not done.]
Anthony Howard is the only other announced candidate in Ward Two.
Also on the ballot will be Marie Martin who makes it a three-person race for the Ward One seat held by Julian Adams.
[IN Q=I believe that]
((MARIE MARTIN/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I BELIEVE THAT MY SUCCESS AS A BUSINESSPERSON.. ACCOMPLISHING THE GOALS THAT COUNCIL SETS BEFORE IT.))
[OUT Q=sets before it.]
Adams is seeking re-election.
Bio-ethicist Michael Gillette is also running in Ward One.
Just about everyone gets a headache once in a while.
If the pain's more frequent, you could be suffering from migraines.
But you might not know it.
The condition is often misdiagnosed.
Doctor Sean Kenniff has more.
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[SUPER=01-Monica Seles/Tennis Professional; :14]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS News; ;41]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Ellen Drexler/Miami, FL; :51]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS ;]
((IN THE EARLY 90'S MONICA SELES WAS AT THE TOP OF HER GAME.
SHE WON EIGHT GRAND SLAM EVENTS IN JUST A THREE YEAR SPAN.
BUT DESPITE HER NUMBER ONE RANKING THE TENNIS STAR WAS CONSTANTLY
(SOT-Monica Seles/Tennis Professional)
"I would just get these pounding headaches really. I would not want to
be in the light." :05
AT TIMES SHE WOULD HAVE TO PULL OUT OF TOURNAMENTS.
AND WHAT SHE THOUGHT WERE HEADACHES WERE REALLY MIGRAINES.... BUT
DOCTORS NEVER TOLD HER THAT BECAUSE FOR SEVEN YEARS THE PROBLEM WAS
SOT- Seles again)
"oh they were saying: oh this is caused by stress, oh, you are imagining
STANDUP: (Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS NEWS/Miami, FL)
SURPRISINGLY SELES'S STORY IS NOT RARE.... IN FACT A RECENT SURVEY FOUND
THAT ALMOST ONE-THIRD OF MIGRAINE SUFFERERS ARE MISDIAGNOSED.
AND IT'S NOT JUST BECAUSE MIGRAINES CAN BE DIFFICULT TO IDENTIFY....
MANY PATIENTS JUST DON'T BOTHER TELLING THEIR DOCTOR.
(SOT-Dr. Ellen Drexler/Maimonides Medical Center)
"they accept it as part of life, it's often misconstrued as a sinus
headache or a stress related headache." :07
WHEN PROPERLY DIAGNOSED SOME MIGRAINE SUFFERERS CAN BE GIVEN A DAILY
MEDICATION..... STOPPING THE HEADACHE BEFORE IT BEGINS.... HOWEVER, MANY
TREATMENTS CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN.
BUT A NEW STUDY OUT THIS WEEK FOUND THAT THE EPILEPSY DRUG TOPAMAX CAN
NOT ONLY REDUCE THE FREQUENCY OF MIGRAINES... MANY PATIENTS ACTUALLY
"I got diagnosed and it just made a world of difference to me." :03
SELES IS ON A CLASS OF DRUGS CALLED TRIPTANS... AND IS A PAID
SPOKESPERSON FOR IMITREX... TAKEN ONLY WHEN SHE FEELS A MIGRAINE COMING
WITH HER HEAD BACK IN THE GAME THE TENNIS STAR IS NOW WAITING FOR A FOOT
INJURY TO HEAL SO SHE CAN GET BACK IN THE SWING OF THINGS.
DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.)
Coming up next, Robin will let us know if the warm weather is going to stick around for a while.
Then a little bit later, N-F-L Hall of Famer John Elway makes a pitch for workers at a factory in Bassett.
Coming up next, Mike will tell us why U-V-A and Wake Forest are keeping their guards up for tomorrow's game in Charlottesville.
Also we'll tell you why some Roanoke students were doing their best to copy a cool cat.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to a brand new work week.
Last Monday, Bassett furniture announced it had joined forces with NFL great John Elway.
Today, the Henry County based company produced the goods.
The former Denver Bronco flew into nearby Spencer, met with employees, toured the plant and talked up his new line of furniture that will make its debut in August - about the same time Elway is inducted into the hall of fame.
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[SUPER=01-John Elway/327 Career Touchdown Passes; :00]
[OUT Q=...WE CAN POSSIBLY HAVE."]
Much more with the soon to be hall of famer and Bassett President and CEO Rob Spilman at the top of the hour.
Virginia goes after its 6th conference win Tuesday night against Wake Forest. The Deacs are paced by freshman point guard Chris Paul, a first year player who is mature beyond his years. Travis Wells has more.
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[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Paul/Averaging 13 Points per Game; :21]
[SUPER=01-Todd Billet/UVA Guard; 1:20]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
That's it for the Monday ticker.
Shannon will be back in just a moment to close out this edtion of News 7 at Five.
Take care everybody.
[GO TO BREAK]
On Wall Street today, March roared in like a bull as strong manufacturing data pushed the stock markets sharply higher.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/CBS Marketwatch;]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 5.]
They didn't serve up green eggs and ham at Lincoln Terrace Elementary today; but some students DID don their favorite Dr. Seuss hat.
In honor of 'Read Across America' week, students participated in a hat parade around school today.
Each class made hats about the book they are reading.
And though they didn't have much to say about their hats, some WERE eager to talk about their books.
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[IN Q=It has trains]
((DOMINIQUE BURNS/THIRD GRADER: IT HAS TRAINS WHICH I LIKE, AND IT HAS ACTION.))
((COURTNEY DAVIS/FOURTH GRADER: I LIKE TO READ FICTION BOOKS, BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW, I JUST LIKE TO!))
[SUPER=01-Dominique Burns/Third Grader; :00]
[SUPER=01-Courtney Davis/Fourth Grader; :06]
[OUT Q=just like to]
Tomorrow, students will read their favorite Dr. Seuss books, and eat cake in honor of what would have been Theodor Seuss Geisel's one hundreth birthday.