The deadlock over who will serve as the first president in
the post- Saddam Iraq is over.
Today, the Iraqi governing council first appointed the U-S choice for the job, 81- year- old Adnan Pachachi.
But his aides say he turned it down, leaving the current head of the governing council, Ghazi Yawar (Yah- war) to fill the seat.
The U-N envoy in Iraq has confirmed the appointment of Yawar (Yah- war)-- a civil engineer in his mid 40s.
The new president takes over just a month shy of the U-S handover of power on June 30th.
Opening statements begin today in the double murder trial of Scott
Peterson, the California husband accused of killing his pregnant wife.
There will be no cameras in the courtroom, but there are plenty outside, as the high-profile proceeding gets underway.
Jennifer Donelan reports.
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A CRUSH OF MEDIA IS IN PLACE FOR DAY ONE OF THE SCOTT PETERSON MURDER
TRIAL... A CASE THAT'S PLAYED OUT LIKE A NATIONAL SOAP OPERA. A JURY OF
SIX MEN AND SIX WOMEN WILL DECIDE IF PETERSON KILLED HIS WIFE LACI AND
THEIR UNBORN SON. THE TRIAL COMES MORE THAN A YEAR AFTER THEIR BODIES
WASHED ASHORE NEAR SAN FRANCISCO.
(nats..gavel/file peterson in court)
ALL TWELVE JURORS HAVE SAID THEY WOULD BE WILLING TO SENTENCE THE 31
YEAR OLD TO DEATH IF THEY CONVICT HIM.
(GFX - JURY SEATS w/revealed jobs)
AMONG THOSE SEATED... A SCHOOL COACH, A SOCIAL WORKER, A FORMER POLICE
OFFICER, AND A WOMAN WHOSE FIANCI WAS CONVICTED OF MURDERING A STRANGER
TWO DECADES AGO.
(nats..file of crime scene)
SINCE PROSECUTORS HAVE NO DIRECT LINK BETWEEN PETERSON AND THE CRIME,
THEY'RE BASING THEIR CASE ON CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE...AND A THEORY THAT
PETERSON WANTED TO GET RID OF HIS WIFE, TO START A NEW LIFE WITH HIS
AMBER FREY ALLOWED POLICE TO SECRETLY RECORD PHONE CALLS BETWEEN HER AND
SCOTT, AFTER SHE FOUND OUT, ON TV, THAT SCOTT WAS MARRIED.
THE FORMER FERTILIZER SALESMAN TOLD POLICE HE WAS FISHING THE DAY HIS
WIFE VANISHED...AND THAT HE LAST SAW LACI WALKING THEIR DOG. A NEIGHBOR
SAYS SHE SAW THREE MEN IN THE PETERSONS' YARD ON THE SAME DAY. DEFENSE
LAWYERS HOPE THAT TESTIMONY WILL CREATE DOUBT THAT SCOTT IS GUILTY.
MORE THAN 5-HUNDRED WITNESSES WILL EVENTUALLY BE CALLED TO TESTIFY. THE
JUDGE TOLD JURORS TO HUNKER DOWN, FOR A TRIAL THAT COULD LAST UP TO SIX
MONTHS. JENNIFER DONELAN, CBS NEWS, REDWOOD CITY, CA.
The jury that found Terry Nichols guilty for his part in the Oklahoma City bombing will now decide whether he lives or dies.
Last week, the jury convicted Nichols on 161 counts of murder for the 19-95 bombing.
Today the penalty phase of the trial gets under way.
Nichols is already serving a federal life sentence.
Prosecutors will ask for the death penalty, presenting testimony from victims' family members.
The defense is expected to put some of Nichols' friends and family members on the stand, as well.
Two teenagers are now in custody charged with murder after the mother of one of the girls was found dead.
Wythe County investigators say they found the body of 42-year-old Vaughne Roxanne Thomas of Max Meadows this weekend.
It was buried under a pile of logs behind her home on Rome Road- she was apparently stabbed to death.
The sheriff's department says the victim's husband returned from a weekend trip Sunday night to find the family home ransacked, and his wife and her daughter missing.
He called for help, and investigators say when they tracked down the daughter, they learned the location of the body.
A car accident claimed the life of a Danville man.
State Police say 35 year old Gregory N. Jones was travelling East on Route 58 just outside the city limits about 6:15 yesterday.
Troopers say he was driving at a high rate of speed and swerved into the median to avoid slower traffic when his car overturned.
Jones was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle.
He was then hit by a car coming the other direction.
Troopers say Jones died at the scene.
Western Virginia showed its respect for the military with a solemn Memorial Day service for both lost soldiers and those still in harm's way.
The Roanoke Valley Veterans Council organized a ceremony of remembrance at Greene Memorial United Methodist Church.
There veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and other conflicts came together to honor fallen comrades.
Veterans Council President James Walker spoke of fellow soldiers whose names are now displayed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.
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((LTC JAMES WALKER/U. S. ARMY RETIRED; I LISTEN TO THEIR VOICES. MAY THEY TOUCH YOUR HEARTS AS THEY FOREVER SHALL TOUCH MINE.))
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The veterans also offered prayers for the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces now serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford marked the occasion with brief remarks and a simple wreath-laying ceremony.
Among the visitors were Utah veteran Don Snow and his family, who followed the dedication of the National World War II Memorial on Saturday with a trip to Bedford.
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((DON SNOW/VETERAN OF NORMANDY INVASION: IT FEELS LIKE IT'S BEEN A MILLION YEARS, AND JUST YESTERDAY, JUST YESTERDAY.))
((ANNE SNOW: IT REALLY TOUCHES ME TO KNOW THAT THE COUNTRY WILL RECOGNIZE. AND I WAS JUST OVERCOME WITH THE WONDERFUL CEREMONY WE ATTENDED ON SATURDAY. IT WAS WONDERFUL EVERY BIT OF IT. AND TODAY THIS LAYING OF THE WREATH. SO PROUD OF BEDFORD.))
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[SUPER=01-Anne Snow/Wife of Veteran; :05]
[OUT Q=so proud of Bedford.]
June 6th is the 60th anniversary of D-Day.
The National D-Day Memorial is planning a special ceremony and other activities next Sunday.
In business news, high oil prices, inflation and interest rate concerns all continue to weigh down the markets.
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.]
((WALL STREET IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS AFTER THE LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND. MAY WAS A MIXED MONTH FOR THE MARKETS... THE DOW INDUSTRIALS LOST ABOUT HALF A PERCENT, BUT TECH STOCKS FARED MUCH BETTER - THE NASDAQ RALLIED 3.5 PERCENT IN MAY.
IN THE LAST SESSION STOCKS ENDED MIXED IN QUIET TRADING. THE DOW LOST 16 POINTS... THE NASDAQ SQUEEZED OUT A 2 POINT GAIN.
MANY OF THE SAME ISSUES WILL CONTINUE TO HANG OVER THE MARKETS... HIGH OIL PRICES, INFLATION AND INTEREST RATE WORRIES. THE FED MEETS NEXT TO DISCUSS THE FATE OF INTEREST RATES AT THE END OF THE MONTH.
AMONG THE STOCKS TO WATCH THIS WEEK, COMPUTER CHIP GIANT INTEL AND THE STORAGE HARDWARE COMPANY SEAGATE WILL EACH RELEASED THEIR MID QUARTER UPDATES.
A LEGAL VICTORY FOR BOSTON SCIENTIFIC. THE U-S COURT OF APPEALS UPHELD A LOWER COURT RULING TO DENY AN INJUNCTION AGAINST ITS TAXUS STENT DEVICE.
AND WALL STREET WILL SOON BE GREETING A NEW STOCK. IntraLase, which makes lasers for lasik eye surgery, filed to raise up to $92 million in an initial public stock offering. IntraLase plans to trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker, "ILSE."
THE MAIN EVENT OF THE WEEK COMES FRIDAY WITH THE RELEASE OF THE THE MAY UNEMPLOYMENT REPORT -- INVESTORS ARE HOPEFUL THE REPORT WILL SHOW THAT MORE JOBS WERE ADDED TO THE ECONOMY LAST MONTH AND THAT THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HELD STEADY AT 5.6 PERCENT.
FIND OUT MORE AT CBS.MW.COM. IN NY I'M AC.))
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Severe weather across the eastern half of the country over the holiday weekend has left at least 10 people dead.
One victim, a seven year old girl died after a wall collapsed and 22 people were injured when a line of storms struck Tennessee.
More than 100 tornadoes touched down between Kansas and Indiana.
The storms brought hail, heavy rain, and flooding from Louisiana to New England.
A Buena Vista man is accused of trying to illegally cash in on the movie , "The Passion of the Christ".
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Police say Dustin Benson stole a copy of the blockbuster film from Valley Cinemas in Buena Vista and tried to sell it on E-Bay.
An official with the Motion Picture Association of America saw the e-bay listing and got the seller's name and location by acting as an interested buyer.
When police confronted Benson, they say he admitted to the scheme and showed them where the film was.
Benson's charged with breaking and entering, computer fraud and grand larceny.
It was a record breaking weekend at the box office.
The top 12 movies hauled in more than 230 million dollars.
That's about 30 million dollars more than all movies earned the last Memorial Day weekend.
"Shrek 2" led the pack.
It took in more than 92 million dollars.
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``The Day After Tomorrow'' opened in second place. ``Troy'' was third, followed by newcomers ``Raising Helen'' and
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Roanoke's newest tourist attraction has reached a milestone.
The O. Winston Link Museum has now had 10-thousand visitors.
The renovated train station honoring the famed railroad photographer opened last January.
Museum officials say they've been pleased with attendance in the first five months, and they expect it'll be even better during the summer travel season.
Sales at the museum gift shop have topped 50-thousand dollars so far.
In business news, a Japanese financial newspaper reports that Nissan plans to reduce the weight of all new models it will develop over the next five years.
They will be reduced by an average of five to ten percent in an effort to tap demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles.
Stan Case has more financial news on this weekend's terror attack in Saudi Arabia as well as the latest stock market numbers.
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((THE U-S STOCK MARKETS OBSERVED THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY MONDAY.
ON FRIDAY, THE DOW INDUSTRIALS LOST 16-POINTS....
AND THE NASDAQ GAINED TWO.
FOLLOWING A WEEKEND ATTACK IN ONE OF ITS OIL-PRODUCING CITIES, SAUDI ARABIA VOWED TO KEEP ITS CRUDE OIL FLOWING SMOOTHLY TO WORLD MARKETS.
TWENTY-TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN TWO ATTACKS AT OIL COMPANY COMPOUNDS, AND 242 OTHERS WERE TAKEN HOSTAGE AT A RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX THAT HOUSES OIL WORKERS.
A GROUP SAUDI OFFICIALS SAY IS CONNECTED TO AL QAEDA SAID THE ATTACKS WERE MEANT TO SHOW THE SAUDI GOVERNMENT CANNOT PROTECT OIL WORKERS.
THE WORLD'S TOP OIL EXPORTER IS INCREASING IT'S PRODUCTION BY ABOUT A MILLION BARRELS A DAY IN A BID TO COOL SCORCHING PRICES.
BUT OIL FUTURES IN JAPAN STILL ROSE 2% MONDAY. OTHER WORLD MARKETS REOPEN TUESDAY.
BOEING SAYS IT'S CONFIDENT IT CAN RETAIN A 23-POINT-FIVE-BILLION DOLLAR U-S AIR FORCE CONTRACT FOR REFUELING PLANES -- EVEN IF THE PENTAGON SEEKS NEW BIDS FOR THE DEAL.
THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT SAID LAST WEEK IT WAS DELAYING A DECISION ON THE PLAN.
BOEING ALSO SAYS IT STILL EXPECTS TO BOOST REVENUE AT ITS KEY MILITARY AND SPACE UNIT BY 10 PERCENT IN 2004, DESPITE PRESSURE ON PENTAGON SPENDING.
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))
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The New York Yankees have a farm club that may be minor league, but it has a major league difference...a FOUR- legged bat boy.
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In this week's "Paws and Claws" segment, we'll unleash the story of a golden "bat" retriever.
Jeanne Moos reports.
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[SUPER=02-Rick Brenner/Trenton Thunder General Manager; :41 REAL QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Stump Merrill/Trenton Thunder Manager; :49 REAL QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Joe Lembo/Bat Boy; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Jeanne Moos/Reporting; 1:13]
[OUT Q=Moos, Trenton, NJ.]
--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--
DOWN, BATBOY, DOWN...HERE COMES THE BATDOG.
trumpet nat charge!
BATTING AVERAGES ASIDE, THERE'S NOTHING AVERAGE ABOUT HAVING A DOG PICK UP BATS.
THIS IS THE SECOND FULL SEASON THAT CHASE....
Chase, Chase, Chase, Chase
HAS SERVED AS BATDOG FOR THE TRENTON THUNDER, THE YANKEES DOUBLE A FARM TEAM....
trying to impress george Steinbrenner, huh?
HEY, EVEN DEREK JETER...
DOESN'T GET HIS OWN POOL AT THE STADIUM TO COOL OFF IN BETWEEN INNINGS.
go get the bat Chase
you don't have to worry about bite marks on the bats? golden Retrievers are soft-mouthed as a breed. they're used to hunting and retrieving birds and you don't want puncture marks on birds.
CHASE LIVES WITH GENERAL MANAGER RICK BRENNER, THOUGH A PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINER TRAINED HIM.
we enjoy him in clubhouse, he's almost one of us.
JUST LIKE THE BATBOY, CHASE BRINGS WATER IN A BASKET TO THE UMPIRES. HE ONLY FETCHES BATS IN THE FIRST INNING.
he's pretty good at it. is he? better than you? I don't know we'll see today.
CHASE COMMITTED NO ERRORS. THOUGH HE SOMETIMES MOVES HIS MOUTH TO AVOID THE PINE TAR PLAYERS USE TO GRIP THE BAT. HE ALSO CATCHES FRISBEES....
AND EVEN CATERS TO THE PRESS, FETCHING MICROPHONES ON CUE. THE CLUB SELLS HIS IMAGE ON BATS, AND T-SHIRTS. CHASE IS ALREADY A STUFFED ANIMAL AND THEY'RE MAKINGA BOBBLEHEAD OF HIM.
WHAT DOG WOULDN'T WANT TO HEAR...
AND THOUGH HE DOESN'T BITE THE BATS...
a little slobber maybe
IN THIS GAME, SLOBBER IS A PLUS. (MANAGER SPITS)
JEANNE MOOS CNN TRENTON, NEW JERSEY))
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