Coming up next, the U-S Supreme Court will not strike down Virginia's parental notification law on abortion.
And the defense rests in the case of a Jasper Texas man accused of dragging a black man to his death.
We won't break a record tonight, but it will be bitterly cold.
In Health News, doctors in Hong Kong say a woman dies after being infected with a drug resistant bacteria.
and we'll see how Radford University is teaming with the state corrections board to study accuracy of using human hair to detect drug use.
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((DEL. BOB MARSHALL/R-PRINCE WILLIAM CO.: AND IT ENSURES VIRGINIA'S PARENTS HAVE THE RIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY TO BE INFORMED.))
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A two year old legislative victory for Virginia abortion opponents becomes a court victory.
Without comment, the U-S Supreme Court refused to hear a court challenge to Virginia's 1997 parental notification law.
The law requires pregnant teens to tell a parent before seeking an abortion-- or allows a judge to approve the abortion if the teen can make a case that she'll face abuse.
Supporters of the law fought for it for 18 years.
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((SEN. RANDY FORBES/R-CHESAPEAKE: THIS MEANS THAT TODAY'S DECISION BY THE SUPREME COURT ENDS THIS CHALLENGE AND ENSURES THAT PARENTAL NOTIFICATION WILL REMAIN THE LAW OF THE LAND, AND THE COMMONWEALTH. MR. PRESIDENT IT ALSO SENDS OUT A MESSAGE REGARDING THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR CITIZENS PERSERVERING IN THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS. AND THAT IF THEY WILL NOT GIVE UP, THEY WILL MAKE A LASTING IMPRINT ON THE HISTORY OF THIS GREAT COMMONWEALTH.))
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((BEN GREENBERG/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VIRGINIA: THEY HAVE NOT HEARD THE LAW. THEY HAVE NOT RULED ON IT SPECIFICALLY. THEY HAVE ONLY CHOSEN NOT TO HEAR THE APPEAL. AND THAT'S A VERY DIFFERENT SITUATION. I'LL LET LAWYERS INTERPRET THAT BETTER THAN I. BUT I THINK THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE. AND AS I SAID, WE'LL BE CONTINUING TO WATCH VERY CLOSELY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LAW, AND ITS IMPACT ON YOUNG WOMEN.))
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The Supreme Court has ruled on NO state's parental notification law, despite a variety of U-S appeals court rulings on similar laws in other states.
The deadline for Serbs and Ethic Albanians to reach a peace deal is now tomorrow morning at nine.
In France today, one last day to nail down a peace accord to end the violence in Kosovo.
The province in the former Yugoslavia has been the flash point between ethnic Albanians and Serbs- Serb attacks have not let up.
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((JAMES RUBIN/STATE DEPT. SPOKESMAN WE HAVE TOLD THE SERBS THAT THIS IS PRECEISELY THE WRONG THING TO DO. WE HAVE TRIED TO MAKE SURE ANY ACTIVITY IN KOSOVO DOES NOT SPIN OUT OF CONTROL.))
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If a deal is not reached NATO has threatened air strikes.
The defense has rested its case in the murder trial of John William King-
Closing arguments in the Texas Dragging death trial are set for tomorrow.
Andrew Coloton has more.
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(( JOHN WILLIAM KING WAS SOMBER AS SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES LED HIM FROM THE
JASPER COUNTY JAIL TO START WHAT WOULD BE THE FINAL DAY OF
TESTIMONY IN HIS MURDER TRIAL. SINCE THE TRIAL BEGAN LAST TUESDAY, KING HAS HEARD PROSECUTORS TELL JURORS THAT HE IS A RACIST WHO TIED 49 YEAR OLD JAMES BYRD TO THE BACK OF A PICK UP TRUCK WITH THIS CHAIN, THEN DRAGGED HIM TO HIS DEATH ON A BACK COUNTRY ROAD.
IN COURT, THIS MAN, PATHOLOGIST THOMAS BROWN, TOLD JURORS THAT
BYRD WAS STILL ALIVE WHEN THE TORTURE BEGAN. HE TESTIFIED THAT BYRD WAS
CONSCIOUS AS HIS SHOULDER AND RIGHT ARM WERE SEPARATED ... AND
LIVED UNTIL A BUMP IN THE ROAD TORE HIS HEAD FROM HIS TORSO.
BROWN WAS THE FINAL PROSECUTION WITNESS.
GUY JAMES GRAY/PROSECUTOR:
BYRD'S DAUGHTER HEARD THE TESTIMONY.
RENEE MULLINS/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER:
AFTER JUST THREE WITNESSES, THE DEFENSE RESTED TOO. KING'S ATTORNEY
SAID IT WAS HARD TO GET WITNESSES TO TESTIFY ON BEHALF OF HIS
SONNY CRIBBS/JOHN WILLIAM KING'S ATTORNEY:
IN COURT PROSECUTORS SHOWED THIS POLICE VIDEO, TAKEN THE DAY AFTER
THE MURDER. IT SHOWS THE DISTANCE BETWEEN BYRD'S HEAD AND OTHER BODY
PROSECUTORS MAINTAIN KING, AND TWO FRIENDS, KILLED BYRD TO GAIN
ATTENTION AMONG WHITE SUPREMACISTS. THEY'VE SHOWN THE JURY KING'S
TATTOOS, INCLUDING A BLACK MAN HANGING FROM A TREE. MONDAY MORNING,
THEY SHOWED RACIST GRAFFITI KING ALLEGEDLY PAINTED IN HIS JAIL CELL.
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A one-time top aide to former West Virginia governor Gaston Caperton is facing charges of attempting to solicit a juvenile boy for sex.
58-year old Thomas Rice of Martinsburg, West Virginia was arrested Saturday in the parking lot of the Bedford Elementary School.
That's where he'd gone to meet a 13-year old boy he'd been communicating with on the Internet.. but the boy actually was an undercover police officer.
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((MELVIN WILLIAMS/BEDFORD CO. INVESTIGATOR: HE CONTACTED THE UNDERCOVER OFFICER INITIALLY AND DISCUSSION ENSUED AT THAT POINT. THE DISCUSSION WAS PRETTY GENERIC AT FIRST, AND THEN DID TURN TO THINGS OF A SEXUAL NATURE LATER ON.))
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Rice is free tonight after posting a ten-thousand dollar bond.
Authorities are discussing whether to transfer his case to the federal court system.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Virginia Tech will have to find a new president. We'll tell you why next.
And we'll see how state police officers did this weekend after turning out in force to get speeders to slow down.
Change is definitely on the horizon for Virginia's largest University. Virginia Tech President Paul Torgersen announced today he is retiring at the end of the year.
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Teresa Hamilton was there for the announcement and joins us live from the Tech campus with the latest.
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Sunday's crackdown on interstate speeders produced hundreds of tickets and some immediate benefits.
Troopers wrote more than 17-hundred tickets between Bristol and Winchester, many times the normal number on a Sunday afternoon.
In more than one case, drivers were ticketed twice... pulled over a second time when they continued to exceed the speed limit.
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((1ST SGT. FRANK DUFFY/VA. STATE POLICE: IT WAS A SURPRISE TO ME YESTERDAY, BECAUSE WE HAD TRIED TO WARN THE MOTORISTS OUT HERE ON THE INTERSTATE SYSTEM BOTH NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND WITH MESSAGE BOARDS. WE ADVISED THEM THAT WE WOULD BE STRICTLY ENFORCING THE SPEED LIMIT WHICH IS 65 MILES PER HOUR ON THE INTERSTATE.))
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[OUT Q=on the interstate.]
The State Police are promising repeat performances, though they aren't saying exactly when.
Apparently the message is getting out. In the wake of sunday's crackdown, troopers were finding fewer speeders than normal today.
Slow sales are forcing Levi Strauss to lay off close to six thousand workers including some in Virginia and Tennessee.
The company is closing 11 of its 22 manufacturing plants.
Levi Strauss will move some of its production overseas where labor costs are lower.
One of the plants shutting down is in Warsaw, Virginia. Another is in Johnson City, Tennessee.
It's happened so many times to so many people.
In the last year alone, more than three-thousand Virginians lost their jobs when clothing factories shut down.
And in many cases, those jobs have been sent out of the country.
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Scott Goldberg begins his in-depth look at the industry, and introduces us to people whose lives have been forever changed.
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Jean, if you've ever wondered where those sewing jobs go when they leave Virginia, you're going to find out.
Tonight we'll take you to a city in Mexico where they're doing the sort of work that used to be done in America.
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(( Matamoros is right across the border from Brownsville, Texas.
It's a place where sewing work pays a fraction of what it paid in the U-S.
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((GRISELDA: SERIA MEJOR...(Scott): it would be much better, this worker said, if we got two dollars an hour. They've never paid that much. But it would be great. ))
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They're getting new jobs in Mexico.
But as the apparel industry goes south, it's ending careers in Virginia.
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((ALICE CAMPBELL: IT WAS TOUGH. IT WAS REALLY HARD AT FIRST.))
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Coming up tonight on News-7 at six, we'll begin our in-depth look at the apparel industry in our report "Going South."
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We'll hear from a Mexican worker who considers herself lucky to have a job.
And more from a Virginian who lost hers.
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Both of their stories, at six. Jean.[TEASE#2]
Elton John's big concert last week put him in the hearts of many Roanokers. Coming up next, Patrick Evans will tell us if they've returned the favor at the local record stores.
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Elton John's concert was just the first of several big names coming to town this year, and by all reports his concert was a success.
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Patrick Evans has ventured to Blockbuster Music to find out how the artist's appearance in the Star City has affected album sales.
Patrick, what have you learned so far?
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Pat vo's :30 of Elton video.
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Today in Sports, the Hokies prepare for the 1999 baseball season.
and in Health Check,
a local university helps the state study the effectiveness of a different form of drug testing.
A woman in Hong Kong has died from what doctors are calling a drug resistant super germ.
A spokesman says the patient died last year despite two weeks of intensive treatment for a staph infection.
It is one of the few known cases in which the infection proved resistant to even the antibiotic of last resort.
The so-called silver bullet is used when all other treatments fail, but it proved useless against the supergerm.
Some medical experts warn there will be more cases like this as doctors continue to overprescribe antibiotics.
A person's hair can reveal a lot more about them than just grooming habits--
Now, it's believed hair can be a useful tool in determining whether they have a DRUG habit.
Radford University and the Virginia Department of Corrections have teamed up to research the accuracy of hair testing for drug detection.
Probation and parole officers are collecting data using a sample population of 600 offenders.
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((RICK CALLAHAN/DEP. CHIEF OF PROBATION: WHAT WE'VE DONE IS, ATTEMPT TO DO THIS RESEARCH IN AN EFFORT TO GIVE PROBATION OFFICERS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO GET ACCURATE RESULTS AS TO WHAT THE OFFENDER IS USING, IN TERMS OF DRUGS.))
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The research compares the accuracy of hair testing with the standard URINE drug test, which authorities say is fairly easy for drug users to fool.
They can simply drink large amounts of water to saturate their bodies... or wait for time to pass.
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((MICHAEL KAUNE/R.U. CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEPT.: IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU'VE USED DRUGS A WEEK BEFORE AND YOU'VE ABSTAINED FROM THEM, THEN THE URINALYSIS WON'T PICK IT UP. IT'S GENERALLY ONLY GOOD FOR EIGHT TO 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE COLLECTION OF THE SAMPLES. WHEREAS, HAIR IS ESSENTIALLY INDEFINITE. YOU COULD-- THEY'VE DONE HAIR SAMPLES ON CORPSES.))
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[OUT Q=on corpses]
(Cow-nee) Kaune says testing requires at least an inch-and-a-half of hair closest the scalp.
And researchers say chemicals like bleach are stripped away from the hair during testing, and shouldn't affect the results.
Radford's study is also designed to measure the cost- effectiveness of hair testing, as compared to urinalysis.
They're getting ready to play for the ODAC basketball title tonight in Salem. Here's Mike Stevens with the details.
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Monday ticker.
Hampden Sydney and Randolph Maconl play for the 23rd ODAC men's basketball tournament title tonight at 7 at the Salem Civic Center.
The Tigers come in ranked 7th in the nation and can become only the second conference team to capture a three-peat with a win tonight.
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[OUT Q=...about our chances"]
Many of the postseason tournaments are set to fire up this week.
The ODAC women's basketball tournament opens at the Salem Civic Center on Thursday.
The VMI Keydets will tip things off in the first game of the Southern Conference tournament this Thursday at Noon at the Greensboro Coliseum against Furman.
The Liberty men open the Big South tournament in Asheville, North Carolina Thursday night at 8. The winner of that game will play Radford Friday night in the semi-finals.
As for the Big south women Radford will play Asheville Thursday afternoon. The Liberty Flames are the top seed and they have a first round bye.
The Tech women closed out their regular season season with a not so regular
25 and 1 record yesterday. The top seeded Hokies have a first round bye and don't play until Saturday at Noon.
The ACC women's event tips-off at Independence Arena in Charlotte this Friday.
The UVa women will play their opener Saturday at 3:30.
Yesterday the Cavs beat Florida State for their 19th win of the season as Debbise Ryan won her 500th game as coach of the Cavs.
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Warm weather is just around the corner, I know this because the boys of summer are on the diamond.
The Hammerin' Hokies open up the 1999 season tomorrow afternoon on the road at Campbell University.
Virginia Tech is 12 and eight in season openers and all but two of those games have been on the road.
This is Chuck Hartman's 20th year as head coach and he says this team should break the Top 25 before the season is through.
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Radford University opened its season over the weekend. The Highlanders will play their first home game on March 5th.
Jean has more News 7 at Five right after this short break.
Have a safe night everybody.
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A British inventor has developed a new device that could save the lives of thousands of cats every year.
After Phil Huston's cat was killed by a car , he worked to find something that would spare other animals.
So he developed a special collar.
The cat wears a small black box around its neck. Inside the box is a computer that triggers three small high intensity lights whenever the cat is moving in the dark.
The lights warn drivers of the cat's presence.
It can also work against a feline's wishes.
The box also triggers a noise that warns birds of an approaching cat.