An appeal of a Virginia court decision allowing the removal of a comatose's man feeding tube is before the state Supreme Court.
And the House Judiciary Committe releases more Kenneth Star documents today.
The cool weather is here, and some clouds are going to pay a visit later today into the weekend. I'll have details on the forecast, as well as a check on divisional playoffs.
News 7 at noon is next.
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Over the strident objections of the family, Governor Jim Gilmore took his appeal for the life of Hugh Finn to the state supreme court this morning.
State attornies filed the appeal with the court around ten-thirty.
Gilmore filed suit in Prince William County Court Wednesday night, hoping to continue the comatose man's life support.
But a judge there ruled Finn's family could remove his feeding tube.
Gilmore said he would appeal.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK THAT MY DUTY AS GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA IS TO LOOK AFTER PEOPLE IN MR. FINN'S SITUATION AND MAKE SURE THAT IT'S HANDLED IN A SENSITIVE WAY. BUT I DON'T MEAN TO CAUSE ANY GRIEF TO THIS FAMILY BEYOND THAT WITH WHICH THEY HAVE ALREADY HAD TO ENDURE.))
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Finn's family had his feeding tube removed yesterday.
Unless it is replaced, he will eventually die.
Investors are no doubt hoping today is nothing like the past two days on Wall Street.
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The Dow suffered two back-to-back 200- point losses.
It started the day higher, plunged 100 points and than rebounded into slightly positive territory.
Overseas markets partially climbed back from steep early losses.
The Nikkei index fell more than 200 points before recovering by the end of the trading day.
Meantime, the nation's employment level seems to be feeling the pinch of the global financial market, the jobless rate grew a tenth a point last month to unemployment rate, to four-point-six percent.
Stacey Tisdale reports.
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(( NEARLY 5 THOUSAND LAYOFFS AT GILLETTE - NEARLY 4 THOUSAND EMPLOYEES
AT JOHN DEERE HAVE BEEN TOLD TO BRACE FOR LAYOFFS - HUNDREDS OF
EMPLOYEES ARE BEING CUT AT NIKE - AND THE LIST GOES ON...
THE REASON: ECONOMIC CRISIS AROUND THE GLOBE ARE WASHING UP ON
AMERICAN SHORES, AND WASHING AWAY AMERICAN JOBS.
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15:49:09 profits are going to be down 30% in the Asian market, that's
going to hurt us a lot 15:49:15
CORPORATE AMERICA IS BEING RAVAGED BY ECONOMIC WEAKNESS IN ASIA, RUSSIA
AND LATIN AMERICA. CONSUMERS IN THOSE ECONOMICALLY CRIPPLED REGIONS CAN
NO LONGER AFFORD TO BUY MANY AMERICAN MADE GOODS.
Gail Fosler/chief economist/The Conference Board (back in bite)
01:04:32 usually our market grows 2 to 3%, and that causes businesses
to look elsewhere in the rest of the world where markets might grow 4 to
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01:03:45 many of the jobs here are related to serving markets in other
parts of the world. 01:03:50
THE LAYOFFS ARE BEGINNING TO SPREAD OVER MANY SECTORS, BUT AMONG THE
HARDEST HIT ARE TECHNOLOGY, AGRICULTURE, AND OIL.
SOT Gail Fosler/chief economist/The Conference Board
in: 01:05:24 The demand for these products has gone down very fast, and
when demand goes down price goes down, so these sectors have experienced
a double whammy. 01:05:34
GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROBLEMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE AROUND FOR AT LEAST
ANOTHER YEAR, SO ANALYSTS SAY THERE WILL LIKELY BE MORE LAYOFFS. BUT
THERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS.
Wayne Angell/Fmr Federal Reserve Board Governor/chief economist
in: 09:35:11 our companies have no political or social costs in laying
off workers because these workers can quickly find new jobs at other
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ANALYSTS SAY AS LONG AS OUR ECONOMY AND JOB MARKET REMAIN STRONG - WHICH
THEY ARE BOTH EXPECTED TO DO OVER THE NEXT YEAR - AMERICAN WORKERS
SHOULD BE ABLE TO WEATHER THE FOREIGN ECONOMIC STORM. STACEY TISDALE
CBS MARKETWATCH, NEW YORK.))
Another set of documents from Kenneth Starr's investigation into the Monica Lewinsky affair is being released to the public today.
Much of the information has already been leaked, but there's bound to be interest in several items, as the House Judiciary Committee prepares for hearings next week on whether to proceed with impeachment.
Jonathan Freed reports from washington.
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((On the day the latest load of back-up documents from Kenneth Starr's
report to Congress goes public...the President headed out of town on
another pre-election fundraising swing.
Some 4-thousand pages of material...edited for privacy and national
security reasons by the House judiciary committee.
News had leaked early on that this batch contains grand jury testimony
from witnesses such as Presidential secretary, Betty Currie, and Clinton
friend, Vernon Jordan...and that there were more conversations between
Jordan and the President than what had been suggested by Mr. Clinton.
Word was also out that the material includes edited transcripts of the
recorded phone conversations between Monica Lewinsky and Linda
Tripp...as well as a partial transcript of their secretly recorded
meeting at a Washington area hotel...where Lewinsky allegedly offered
Tripp a share of a condominium in Australia to buy her silence.
Meanwhile, the partisan posturing continued on the Hill over Monday's
scheduled judiciary committee vote on whether to push ahead with a full
REP. JAMES ROGAN/JUDICIARY COMMITTEE/R-CA.: THERE IS A COTERIE ON
THE OTHER SIDE WHO WANT WATERGATE STYLE HEARINGS WITHOUT WATERGATE STYLE
Democrats are pushing for hearings with a fixed timetable.
REP. JOHN CONYERS/JUDICIARY COMMITTEE/D-MI: WITHOUT A DATE
CERTAIN, WE RUN THE RISK OF A YEAR-LONG FISHING EXPEDITION.
STAND-UP (JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS):))
One of the Virginia Congressmen on the House Judiciary Committee is trying to figure out what consitutes an impeachable offense.
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Bobby Scott of Richmond conveved a meeting of scholars and citizens yesterday in a town-hall style meeting.
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((RUBY TURNER: MY QUESTION TO THE PANEL IS, IT'S TWOFOLD-- HOW MANY MEMBERS IN CONGRESS ARE COMMITTING ADULTERY? laughter))
((SHIRLEY HARVEY: EXPOSING HIMSELF TO PAULA JONES. YOU DON'T CALL THAT A HIGH CRIME? MISUSE OF HIS OFFICE. LYING TO THE GRAND JURY. LYING TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC.))
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Scott says it's absurd to proceed with impeachment until Congress defines what is an impeachable offense.
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Still ahead on News-7 at Noon, Roanoke police are still looking for clues in last night's murder on Patterson Avenue.
And some say mandatory boater training will prevent accidents and save lives, but others say it's not worth the money.
It's a question the General Assembly is trying to answer.
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If diplomacy fails, NATO air crews are ready to start hitting Serb targets.
NATO members have been formally asked to supply military units for possible use to stop Serb operations in Kosovo.
Recent massacres of ethnic Albanians there have drawn international attention.
((TONY BLAIR: I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE REALIZE THAT WHAT IS
HAPPENING IN KOSOSO IS UNACCEPTABLE AND THE ONLY WAY OF STOPPING IT IS
IF PRESIDENT MILOSEVIC KNOWS THAT IF HE CONTINUES WITH THESE POLICIES OF BARBARISM TOWARDS THE ETHNIC COMMUNITY THERE THEN HE WILL GET A
PUNISHMENT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY. ))
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Meantime, the Serb government is denying any role in the killings.
It has invited U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan to Kosovo to see what's really happening before facing potential miitary action.
Police in Roanoke are searching for clues in last night's murder in Southwest.
Police say the shooting happened around eight yesterday evening at a home along the corner of 20th Street and Patterson Avenue.
Authorities identfied the victim as 62-year old Jimmy Lee Penn of Roanoke.
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((ETTIE SHOCKLEY/FAMILY FRIEND; HE'S A GOOD MAN--WOULDN'T DO ANYTHING TO ANYBODY; VERY NICE PERSON.))
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Family members say Penn owned the home where the shooting occured and was renting it out.
Police do not yet have a suspect or motive in the shooting.
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It's a first for Carroll County court-- a conviction thanks, at least in part, to D-N-A evidence.
Yesterday evening a jury found Tisha Howard guilty of 2nd degree murder in connection with the death of an elderly Galax man.
79-year-old Willie Goins was stabbed 21 times in September of 1996.
Investigators say Howard confessed to the crime, but D-N-A evidence bolstered the case.
The Virginia man charged with a deadly 19-76 car bombing declared his innocence again in court.
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Carrol Eugene Hummphries was arraigned in Greenbrier County, West Virginia Court yesterday.
He's now locked up in the Southern Regional Jail in West Virginia until his January 19-th trial.
Humphries is charged with plotting to kill Billy Rae Abshire, a romantic rival.
Earlier this week in a Virginia courtroom, Humphries requested his indictments be thrown out.
That request was denied.
Nearly 200 people in 18 different countries are suspected of taking part in an International child pornography ring-- one of them is a member of the cadet corps at Virginia tech.
A search warrant executed a month ago- -but UNsealed only yesterday- -identifies Cadet Mark Cowley as a member of the "Orchid Club."
U-S Customs officials say it's a group that chats on the internet about molesting children and trades pornographic images of children.
One of those busted by the British National Crime Squad had a collection of 42-thousand child pornographic pictures.
Cadet Cowley remains enrolled at Tech. No charges have been filed against him.
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Is mandatory training on the horizon for Virginia boaters?
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
And up next Andrew Jackson gets a facelift.
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The new Andrew Jacksons are circulating around Roanoke.
But, not everyone is too impressed with the re-designed 20 dollar bill.
Stacey Martin has more.
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((The Treasury Department is rolling out new 20 dollar bills--its latest weapon against counterfeiting and people who use technology to make money.
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((SAM ALEXANDER/SECRET SERVICE: WITH THE NEW SECURITY FEATURES IT'S GOING TO BE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO ACTUALLY PRODUCE COUNTERFEIT VIA COMPUTER--WHAT SOME PEOPLE CALL DESKTOP PUBLISHING--IT'S NOT IMPOSSIBLE BUT IT'S GOING TO BE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT.))
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The major difference is what you see when the bill is exposed to light.
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((KAY ROBERTSON:I SEE THE LOGO INSIDE HERE. I SEE IT. I CAN SEE IT HERE. And, the other picture on the right? Pretty Cool? YEAH, IT'S COOL.))
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And, there's more..
A security thread running down the left side and the number 20 that changes from green to black depending on how you look at it.
But, it's not catching on quickly.
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((GEORGE HOFFMAN:I THINK IT LOOKS LIKE MONOPOLY MONEY ESPECIALLY THE REVERSE SIDE OF IT. IT'S SO WHITE. IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE GREEN MONEY--LIKE WE THINK OF MONEY AS BEING GREEN-- JUST DON'T LIKE IT VERY WELL.))
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((ED EDWARDS:IT LOOKS A LITTLE WEIRD, BUT LIKE I SAID WE'LL JUST HAVE TO GET USED TO IT BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT UNCLE SAME IS GIVING US TO SPEND.))
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Secret Service officials say is you still run across a fake bill be sure to hang on to it, delay the person if you can while calling the police, get the person's description then pass the information on to authorities.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THOUGH FOR SOME PEOPLE, THE NEW LOOK MAY TAKE SOME GETTING USED TO, THE SECRET SERVICE SAYS IT'S WORTH THE EFFORT SINCE 20 DOLLAR BILLS ARE COUNTERFEITED THE MOST. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
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Legislators are considering tougher regulations for Virginia boaters.
But before they make a decision, they want to hear both sides of the story.
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So yesterday they held a public hearing at Smith Mountain Lake where at least two people have died in accidents this summer.
Supporters say mandatory training and licensing will save lives and its worth the 25 million dollar price tag.
Opponents say its a waste of money and will scare away tourists.
((ROY ENSLOW/BRIDGEWATER MARINA: I ALSO QUESTION THE OBJECTIVE OF SOME OF THE SUPPORTERS OF MANDATORY EDUCATION. IN MY OPINION THIER OBJECTIVE IS TO ELIMINATE TOURISM AT SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE OR LIMIT GROWTH.))
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The General Assembly will make a decision next spring.
The owner of a historic log cabin in Ronaoke has some more time to figure out what to do with it.
The city had condemned the structure. And the owner had until yesterday to tear it down, or face criminal proceedings in court.
A team of volunteers pitched in and helped secure the structure.
Because the public safety issue has been resolved- -for now- -the prosecutor asked the judge to dismiss the case, and she did.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 62-points.
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Still ahead in sports, two extra-inning affairs last night in the big leagues.
In Atlanta, it's Chipper Jones who emerges as the hero. We'll have all the highlights from the playoffs, when News 7 at Noon continues.
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New York Yankees outfielder Daryl Strawberry has been diagnosed with colon cancer.
The 36- year- old had been experiencing stomach pain for a couple of months, before undergoing a biopsy Wednesday.
Strawberry gained notoriety off the field in the eighties for his battles with cocaine addiction.
His troubled career received a boost when he joined the Yankees. Straw was hitting 2-47 this year with 24 homers for the defending world champs.
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((JOE TORRE: THE ONLY THING WE CAN DO AT THIS POINT IS JUST PRAY AND REALIZE THAT SOME THINGS WE THINK ARE IMPORTANT ARE SORT OF INSIGNIFICANT.))
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Ironically, Strawberry's best friend is Orioles outfielder Eric Davis, who successfully battled colon cancer last year.
The National League Wild Card Chicago Cubs took the long road to Atlanta, and today, are just one loss away from taking an even longer trip home.
Kevin Tapani gave up a game- tying homerun to Javy Lopez in the bottom of the ninth.
Then, tied at one in the tenth, Chipper Jones lines a shot down the line in left off reliever Terry Mulholland.
Walt Weiss scores and the Braves come back to win it 2-to-1 and take a two games to none lead to Chicago.
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Former Ferrum star Billy Wagner almost sent the Astros-Padres game into extra innings. Wagner gave up a two-run homer to Jim Leyritz in the top of the ninth.
But in the bottom half, Bill Spiers smacks the game winning single to right that scores the runner from third.
Wagner gets the victory, and the Astros even the series with the 5-to-4 win.
After losing most of his World Championship team to payroll cuts, Jim Leyland has resigned as the manager of the Florida Marlins.
The Marlins roster was a ghost of last year's underdog champs. The squad ended up with a record of 34 and 108.
The Dodgers are expected to make a move for both him and the Marlins general manager.
It was college football time on Tobacco Road last night.
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Syracuse was in Raleigh last night battling N.C.State- who already knocked off number one Florida State this season.
The Pack fell behind 7-to-nothing, but came back big.
And N-C State wins it 38-to-17.
The high school gridiron heats up again tonight, and so does Friday Football Extra.
Here's this week's games.
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