[TAPE#=05-04 TC 4:38]
Investigators are still trying to determine what caused an explosion in Roanoke last night.
It happened at a house on the corner of Patterson Avenue and Fourteenth Street around nine o'clock.
Police say an incendiary device exploded in the back of the house, apparently in a trash can.
Part of the house and a vehicle were damaged, but there was no fire.
People were home at the time of the explosion, but no one was injured.
The A-T-F is now in charge of the investigation.
Several streets in the area are blocked off, including Patterson Avenue, 13th Street and Chapman Avenue.
Police say they could remain closed until noon.
Ten people were sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning at a Danville church.
Three of the victims were taken to the hospital.
Elevated levels of carbon monoxide were found in Keen Street Baptist Church, which was then evacuated just before one o-clock yesterday.
Authorities are still investigating the cause.
A Roanoke County man who disappeared for nearly a month is safe at home.
The family of 69 year old Herman L. Jackson says he returned to his North Lake subdivision home.
Jackson, also known as H-L, disappeared on January second.
The U-S military is investigating what caused one of its helicopters to crash today during a security operation in western Iraq.
There's no word on casualties.
Meanwhile, the family of a U-S hostage shown on videotape is appealing to President Bush for help.
Susan Hallums has urged the President to help her ex- husband, 56- year- old Roy Hallums, who was kidnapped in November.
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[IN Q=My life]
((ROY HALLUMS/AMERICAN HOSTAGE: MY LIFE IS IN DANGER BECAUSE ITS BEEN PROVED I WORKED FOR AMERICAN FORCES. ))
[SUPER=01-Roy Hallums/American Hostage;]
[RUNS=:06] (ESTIMATED RUNS TIME)
[OUT Q=for American forces.]
Meanwhile, there are only four days left before the Iraqi election and insurgents have pledged to escalate attacks.
U- S forces have responded, dramatically increasing their patrols.
Later today, the Senate is expected to confirm Condoleezza Rice as the next Secretary of State.
Before the vote, senators will continue a floor debate on her nomination.
Yesterday, a handful of Democrats spoke out against Rice, accusing her of misleading the country on the Iraqi war.
Republicans say Rice has the President's confidence and is the right person for the job.
It's an issue many cities across the country have had to face over the years ... whether to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King by naming a building, a bridge or a street for him.
The idea is on its third go-round in Lynchburg, and is picking up more support every day.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[IN Q=To the list]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Willie Butler/Lynchburg NAACP; :13]
[SUPER=01-Rev. James Coleman/CRBC Committee; :43]
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Mayor; 1:00]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]
(( To the list of those in favor of renaming Lynchburg's Fifth Street corridor for Dr. Martin Luther King, you can now add the Reverend Jerry Falwell ... the Lynchburg Voters League and the local chapter of the N-double-A-C-P.
((REV. WILLIE BUTLER/LYNCHBURG NAACP: BY DOING THIS YOU WILL HAVE ESTABLISHED AN IMPORTANT SYMBOL FOR EVERY CITIZEN OF LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA.))
[OUT Q=Lynchburg, Virginia.]
Supporters pushing for the name change ... or at least the simple addition of a Martin Luther King sign to the Fifth Street posts ... formally introduced their idea to city council Tuesday.
In a city that Dr. King visited in 1962, and where many of his relatives have spoken over the years, proponents say it's high time to honor that legacy.
((REV. JAMES COLEMAN/CRBC CHAIRMAN: BUT A FAVORABLE VOTE BY THIS COUNCIL WILL GO DOWN IN THE PAGES OF HISTORY AS THE COUNCIL TO DO SOMETHING THAT IS LONG OVERDUE AND THAT IS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF LYNCHBURG, NAME A MAJOR ROADWAY AFTER A DISTINGUISHED AFRICAN-AMERICAN.))
((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: BUT CERTAINLY THIS GOES A LONG WAY TO AT LEAST SYMBOLICALLY RIGHT A WRONG THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE OVER THE YEARS.))
[OUT Q=over the years.]
(( Council didn't hear from anyone opposing the idea, but both sides will have a chance to speak at a public hearing sometime in the near future.
Supporters say they'd like to see some action by the end of February.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.] ))
In business news, Wall Street has reason to celebrate as the DOW rallies back after a disapointing Monday.
And consumers can expect gas prices to be up yet again.
Ed Crane has those stories and more in this morning's Market Update.
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES---AFTER STOCKS TUMBLED TO THEIR LOWEST LEVELS OF THE YEAR. YESTERDAY, THE DOW HAS BOUNCED
BACK.TURNING IN IT'S BEST PERFORMANCE IN 7 WEEKS..
EARNINGS NEWS HELPED FUEL THE RALLY...THE HIGHLIGHTS:
BURLINGTON NORTHERN WHICH BLEW BY STREET ESTIMATES FOR THE LAST QUARTER OF 2004
SARA LEE MET QUARTERLY ESTIMATES BUT
WARNED IT WOULD FALL SHORT OF FULL YEAR TARGET EARNINGS...CITING HIGHER PRICES FOR RAW MATERIALS SUCH AS BEEF...
FORD'S ANOTHER STOCK TO WATCH IT'S EXPECTING TO MAKE IT'S WALL STREET EARNINGS NUMBER OF 1.82 FOR THE QUARTER....BUT SAYS THE FULL YEAR TARGET GAIN OF 60 CENTS PER SHARE MAY BE UNREALISTIC..
ALSO REPORTING...DRUG MAKER MERCK WHICH REPORTED A 21 PERCENT DROP IN EARNINGS LAST QUARTER---THE COMPANY BLAMING LOST
SALES OF VIOXX A POPULAR ARTHRITIS DRUG PULLED AFTER BEING LINKED TO POSSIBLE HEART PROBLEMS.
INVESTORS WERE SURPRISED BUT DELIGHTED BY A SURGE IN CONSUMER CONFIDENCE...WHICH USUALLY LAGS IN JANUARY WITH ALL THOSE HOLIDAY BILLS COMING DUE....
BETWEEN THE HOLIDAYS, TOUGH WINTER WEATHER AND HIGHER INTEREST RATES, SALES OF EXISTING HOMES FELL 3 POINT 3 PERCENT...BUT IT WAS A RECORD YEAR FOR BUILDERS AND REALTORS...WITH CLOSE TO 7 MILLION HOMES CHANGING HANDS
GAS PRICES ARE UP FOR THE 3RD WEEK IN A ROW..
THE NATIONWIDE AVERAGE IS NOW 1.85 A GALLON..
WHEN IT COMES TO HOTELS...IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BEDDING....MARRIOTT SAYS IT WILL
INVEST SOME 200 MILLION DOLLARS IN NEW BEDS..SOFTER SHEETS...AND ADDITIONAL PILLOWS..AT HOTELS AROUND THE WORLD.
GET BUSINESS NEWS ROUND THE CLOCK AT CBS NEWS.COM..I'M ED CRANE CBS NEWS NY.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
[TAPE#=05-05 TC 2:57]
Residents of Botetourt County are asking the board of supervisors to approve a boundary adjustment.
The change would put them back in Roanoke County, where they say they belong.
Joe Dashiell reports, they have support from the new president of Hollins University.
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[IN Q=Residents of the Hollins community]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Gray/Hollins University President; :26]
[SUPER=01-Mary Adeoti/Hollins Resident; :51]
[OUT Q=JD News 7]
(( Residents of the Hollins community had always considered themselves roanoke county residents, but late in 2003 they were surprized to learn their homes were actually located in Botetourt.
A year later, Hollins residents say they want to remain with roanoke county, and they brought their request for a boundary adjustment to the Botetourt board of supervisors.
Hollins University President Nancy Gray, on the job just two weeks, supported their request.
[IN Q=We have shared history]
((NANCY GRAY/HOLLINS UNIVERSIYT PRESIDENT: WE HAVE SHARED HISTORY TOGETHER, THAT HAS BEEN VERY IMPORTANT HISTORY AND WE FEEL A REAL COMMITMENT TO THESE PEOPLE IN HONORING THE PAST AND CONTINUING TO DO ALL WE CAN TO SUPPORT THE MEMBERS OF THIS COMMUNITY.))
[OUT Q=members of this community.]
The board did not vote on the issue, but three of the members said they were concerned that granting a boundary change would be inconsistent with previous decisions, and might set a bad precedent for the future.
[IN Q=All my family]
((MARY ADEOTI/HOLLINS RESIDENT: ALL MY FAMILY. ALL OUR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN. WE ALL ARE TIED WITH ROANOKE COUNTY. AND IT'S NOT A DISLIKE TO BOTETOURT COUNTY. I DON'T KNOW BOTETOURT COUNTY.))
[OUT Q=I don't know Botetourt County.]
Mary Adeoti, and other residents were disappointed, but not deterred.
And say they will continue to hold out hope for their eventual return to the ranks of Roanoke County citizens.
Joe Dashiell News 7)) [Space-Walk]
The two residents of the International Space Station ventured outside today.
U- S astronaut Leroy Chiao and his Russian counterpart left the station
unattended for their first spacewalk since the arrived three months
They're installing a work platform and an experimental robotic arm.
While on the outside, they'll check out some vents that may be responsible for air supply equipment breakdowns.
(Kim tosses to bump)
The state is enlisting the help of local pharmacies in the fight against methamphetamine.
Yesterday, the White House drug czar helped highlight the program during a visit to the Roanoke Valley.
The director of National Drug Control Policy John Walters joined state attorney general Jerry Kilgore at the Downhome Pharmacy in Botetourt County.
Methamphetamine can be manufactured from common ingredients including cold medicines and other over the counter products.
The state's Meth Watch program is educating drug store employees to watch out for suspicious purchases.
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[SOT 18:06 ]
[IN Q=You push back]
((JOHN WALTERS/NATIONAL DRUG CZAR: YOU PUSH BACK, THIS PROBLEM GETS SMALLER. PROGRAMS LIKE THIS HAVE WORKED IN OTHER STATES AND THEY HAVE WORKED DRAMATICALLY AND YOU ARE AHEAD OF THE GAME.))
[SUPER=01-John Walters/National Drug Czar;]
[OUT Q=and you are ahead of the game.]
Last year, authorities busted 78 meth production labs in Virginia, twice the number they discovered in 2003.
After the close of regular trading, Texas Instruments reported a quarterly profit of 490-million dollars, down four percent from a year ago but above the company's forecast.
In other news, stocks closed higher yesterday.
Stan Case has more on that in today's business brief.
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[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]
STOCKS BROKE A FOUR-DAY LOSING STREAK TUESDAY.
THE DOW INDUSTRIALS ROSE NEARLY 93-POINTS... THEIR BEST GAIN OF THE NEW YEAR.
THE NASDAQ ADDED 11.
A SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE OFFICIAL SAYS GOLDMAN SACHS AND MORGAN STANLEY HAVE
SETTLED S-E-C CHARGES THEY TRIED TO MANIPULATE HOT INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING
EACH WALL STREET BANK WILL PAY 40-MILLION DOLLARS, BUT NOT ADMIT ANY
MERCK REPORTED A QUARTERLY PROFIT OF ONE-POINT-ONE BILLION DOLLARS -- DOWN
21-PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO -- HURT BY THE WITHDRAWAL OF ITS ARTHRITIS DRUG
EVEN SO, THE RESULTS WERE IN LINE WITH FORECASTS AND MERCK SHARES ROSE MORE
THAN THREE-AND-A-HALF PERCENT.
THE COMPANY WITHDRAW VIOXX IN SEPTEMBER AFTER ITS OWN TESTING SHOWED LONG-TERM
USE MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF HEART ATTACK AND STROKE.
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS REPORTS THE PACE OF EXISTING HOME SALES
DROPPED BY MORE THAN 3-PERCENT IN DECEMBER, TO AN ANNUAL PACE OF SIX-POINT-7
BUT SALES FOR ALL OF 2004 STILL SET A RECORD... WITH NEARLY SIX-POINT-7 MILLION
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE.))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS]
A Senate panel has overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Virginia.
Voters in eleven states approved similar constitutional amendments last year.
Meanwhile, Republicans in the House of Delegates yesterday renewed their call to completely phase out the car-tax.
The cut was frozen at 70-percent last year when money was tight.
Governor Warner says the plan would cripple the state's commitments to fund education and other core services.
In other news , two modern day lawmakers want Virginia's *next* governor to be sworn in where governors like Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson once worked.
Delegate Melanie Rapp and Senator Tommy Norment are proposing the 2006 inauguration ceremony be held at Virginia's colonial capitol of Williamsburg.
They believe doing so would give Virginians a chance to focus on their historic roots leading into the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.
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[IN Q=Very candidly I think if]
((SEN. THOMAS NORMENT/(R) WILLIAMSBURG: VERY CANDIDLY I THINK IF I WERE GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH IN 2006 THAT I WOULD SEIZE THIS OPPORTUNITY RECOGNIZING THE UNIQUENESS OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tommy Norment/(R) Williamsburg;]
[OUT Q=recognizing the uniqueness of it]
Delegate Rapp says Williamsburg is also a better alternative because of renovations taking place at the modern day capitol.
Exterior work should be finished by 2006, but crews will still be working on the inside.
[TAPE#=04-49 TC 1:06:41]
There's a happy ending to report in Montgomery County,
After more than a decade, residents in Shawsville, Elliston, and Alleghany Springs are finally getting a library.
And as Justin McLeod discovered, that's not the only thing they have to look forward to.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wilson/Shawsville Resident; :27 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Toby Simmons/Shawsville Resident; :33]
[SUPER=01-June Sayers/Library Management Team; :49]
[SUPER=01-Micahel Hemphill/Shawsville Resident; 1:06]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]
((((NAT SOUND OF SMASHING WALL))
Here's something you don't see everyday.
People encouraged to destroy property ((NAT SOUND OF WOMAN SAYING "THIS IS FUN" AT 12:32:37)) and loving every minute of it.
[IN Q=It was great]
((LINDA WILSON/SHAWSVILLE RESIDENT: IT WAS GREAT. WE ALL PUT A LOT OF ENERGY INTO IT.))
[OUT Q=ENERGY INTO IT]
((QUICK NAT SOUND OF SMASHING WALL))
They're tearing down walls so a new library can be built here in Eastern Montgomery County, something that's desperately needed in this area.
[IN Q=We have about]
((LINDA WILSON/SHAWSVILLE RESIDENT: WE HAVE ABOUT NINE THOUSAND PEOPLE IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTY WHO'VE NEVER BEEN CLOSE TO A LIBRARY.))
[IN Q=I think there]
((TOBY SIMMONS/SHAWSVILLE RESIDENT: I THINK THERE IS A GREAT NEED. IF YOU DON'T GO TO THE LIBRARY, YOU HAVE TO GO TO CHRISTIANSBURG OR DOWN TO SALEM.))
[OUT Q=DOWN TO SALEM]
The new library will be located on Route 460 in Shawsville.
It will be housed in the old Meadowbrook nursing home and it will have everything you'd expect to find in a library.
((NAT SOUND GOING INTO BITE OF CHECKING OUT BOOK))
[IN Q=In addition to our]
((JUNE SAYERS/LIBRARY MANAGEMENT TEAM: IN ADDITION TO OUR BOOKS, CD'S, DVD'S, THE MATERIALS WE'LL HAVE AVAILABLE. WE'LL ALSO HAVE COMPUTER LAB. WE'LL HAVE COMPUTERS FOR THE PUBLIC TO USE.))
[OUT Q=PUBLIC TO USE]
That's only the beginning for this building.
There are plans to add a local history museum, a coffee shop, a daycare, and a YMCA.
[IN Q=We have none of that]
((MICHAEL HEMPHILL/SHAWSVILLE RESIDENT: WE HAVE NONE OF THAT RIGHT NOW SO WE'RE THIS REALLY FILLING NEEDS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM.))
[OUT Q=across the spectrum]
But some may wonder why the county is spending over a million dollars for a library in the internet age.
[IN Q=I still think]
((JUNE SAYERS/LIBRARY MANAGEMENT TEAM: I STILL THINK THERE IS GOING TO BE A ROLE FOR THE PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HELP PEOPLE SORT OUT THE INFORMATION THEY HAVE TODAY.))
[OUT Q=THEY HAVE TODAY]
[IN Q=In addition]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IN ADDITION TO THE MILLION DOLLARS CHIPPED IN BY THE COUNTY, THE COMMUNITY HAS RAISED NEARLY 300-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO PAY FOR WHAT WILL GO IN THE LIBRARY WHICH IF EVERYTHING GOES AS PLANNED SHOULD BE OPEN THIS SEPTEMBER. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))
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Botetourt County officials are making sure their dog laws are on a tighter leash.
Yesterday- supervisors adopted two provisions to the animal control ordiance which they say will give officers greater capabilities in the field and make the owners of "dangerous dogs" buy insurance.
But, as Susan Bahorich tells us - some residents say the board is barking up the wrong the tree.
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[SUPER=01-Lee Fitzgerald/Concerned Citizen; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rhonda Rose/Concerned Citizen; :16 (quick!)]
[SUPER=01-Sam Reid/Concerned Citizen; :21]
[SUPER=01-W. D. Horton/Animal Control Officer; :42]
[SUPER=01-C. J. Covati/Domino's Lawyer; 1:08]
[OUT Q=SB, News7, Fincastle.]
((LEE FITZGERALD, CONCERNED CITIZEN: YOU KNOW UNCLE HENRY AND AUNTIE EM COULD NEVER HAVE BOUGHT THIS INSURANCE FOR TOTO....))
[OUTQ=... insurance for Toto.]
Lee Fitzgerald and other concerned residents didn't go before the Wizard of Oz- instead it was Botetourt County Supervisors who heard from folks concerned about dangerous dogs.
[INQ=I have a problem...]
((RHONDA ROSE, CONCERNED CITIZEN: I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE CONCEPT OF THE DOG ALWAYS PAYING FOR IT.))
[OUTQ=.. paying for it.]
[INQ=If this dog..]
((SAM REID, CONCERNED CITIZEN: IF THIS DOG HAD HIT MY GRANDSON THE WAY IT HIT ME, IT WOULD HAVE KILLED MY GRANDSON.))
[OUTQ=.. killed my grandson.]
After hearing arguments from both sides- the board decided to adopt changes which would allow animal control officers to make immediate decisions after an investigation in the field- instead of sending the case before to a judge.
[INQ=We just feel...]
((SGT. W.D. HORTON, ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER: WE JUST FEEL LIKE IT WOULD BE A MUCH FASTER PROCESS. HOPE THE BOARD WOULD REALIZE WE DON'T JUST GO OUT AND DEEM A DOG DANGEROUS - WE DON'T JUST DO THAT.))
[OUTQ=.. just do that.]
But for 8-year-old Domino who goes before the judge Wednesday morning - the prognosis looks grim. The black lab was deemed dangerous after biting a neighbor during a thunderstorm.
Domino's lawyer says the 100-thousand dollar insurance which is supposed to be available online has been tough to get.
[INQ=My client has..]
((CJ COVATI/DOMINO'S ATTORNEY: MY CLIENT HAS TRIED CERTAIN COMPANIES THAT HAVE SAID WE ISSUE POLICIES, BUT DON'T ISSUE THEM TO THOSE WHO ARE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA FOR WHATEVER REASON.))
[OUTQ=.. whatever reason.]
The board stands by its decision- saying its what's best for the community to keep everyone safe.
SB, News7, Fincastle.))