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Tultex made it official today, the second biggest employer in the Martinsville-Henry County area is filing for Chapter 11 Bankrupcy. It's also laying off half it's workforce company wide.
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Scott Goldberg is at Tultex headquarters in Martunsville where workers have been bracing for bad news all week.
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The woman accused of shooting a man in the parking lot of Valley View Mall says she was acting in self-defense.
Deanna Beverly was in court this morning for her preliminary hearing on a charge of malicious wounding.
Back in October, Beverly admitted she fired the shot that injured William Staley, but her attorney says she was protecting her husband.
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((HER HUSBAND WAS GETTING BEATEN UP IN THE PARKING LOT, BEATEN UP PRETTY SEVERELY. AND AS THE TESTIMONY INDICATED HE HAD MARKS ON HIS FACE, BLOOD ON HIS HEAD. HE HAD A BIG CUT RIGHT ON HIS HAIRLINE. AND THE WIFE JUST WENT OUT THERE, BEGGED THE MAN TO STOP TOLD HIM SHE HAD A GUN AND HE WOULDN'T QUIT BEATING HIM, SO SHE SHOT HIM.))
[SUPER=01-David Lawrence/Deanna Beverly's Attorney]
[OUT Q=so she shot him.]
Today, prosecutors withdrew the malicious wounding charge that was filed against Cass Beverly, but he may face other charges later.
Judge Vince Lilly ruled there was sufficient evidence to send Deanna Beverly's malicious wounding charge to the next grand jury.
One of the most ambitious space experiments in history- is just hours away.
NASA's Mars polar lander is scheduled to touchdown on the red planet at 3 p-m.
Scientists expect the probe to send back information
about the planet's climate and possible presence of water.
Manuel Gallegus reports from the Jet Propulsion laboratory in Pasadena, California.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. David Paige/Mars Polar Lander Team;]
[SUPER=01- Dr. Richard Zurek/Mars Polar Lander Project;]
[OUT Q=CBS News Pasadena, CA.]
(SUPER: NASA ANIMATION)
IN A REMARKABLE MISSION, NASA IS ABOUT TO RETURN TO THE SURFACE OF
MARSthis time to search for water, and possibly to learn more of the
origins of life there
THE MARS POLAR LANDER IS SET TO TOUCHDOWN ON THE RED PLANET at
approximately noon today.
THE LANDING SITE IS near THE SOUTHERN POLAR CAP, IN A FRIGID, WINDSWEPT
BEFORE IT LANDS, THE CRAFT WILL EJECT TWO BASKETBALL SIZED PROBES, THAT
WILL SMASH INTO THE MARTIAN SURFACE
THE PROBES WILL BURROW IN THREE FEET, WHERE THEY WILL SEARCH FOR TRACES
OF WATER AND ICE.
SCIENTISTS BELIEVE WATER ONCE FLOWED ON MARS. THE MYSTERY IS WHERE DID
-SOT-DR DAVID PAIGE, MARS POLAR LANDER TEAM
water, of course, is important for the whole planets evolution and its
history. And it also has a potential impact on how me night explore mars
in the future because water is a very important resource for humans.
TO HELP SCIENTISTS BETTER UNDERSTAND THE MARTIAN CLIMATE, A ROBOT ARM
WILL DIG BELOW THE SURFACEthe soil may offer some indirect clues about
life on the planet.
-SOT- DR RICHARD ZUREK, MARS POLAR LANDER PROJECT SCIENTIST
this is not the kind of place where you go to look for life. This is
where you go to look for climate control of the planet. And that has
something to say about the kind of conditions under which life did or
didnt develop. 11;05;30
IT WAS TWO YEARS AGO WHEN THE PATHFINDER BROUGHT SCIENTISTS AND THE
WORLD SPECTACULAR IMAGES FROM THE MARTIAN SURFACE.
THE POLAR LANDER is expected to CAPTURE MANY NEW IMAGES, AND POSSIBLY
even SOME WIND SOUND.AND GIVE SCIENTISTS A COMPLETELY NEW PERSPECTIVE
RE. HOW LONG THE MISSION WILL LAST.
MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, Pasadena.))[Millionaire-killed]
One of the world's richest men has been murdered in Monaco.
[SUPER=03-Monte Carlo, Monaco;]
Officials say two hooded men today broke into the apartment of international banker Edmond Safra and set it on fire, causing him to suffocate.
The family nanny was also killed and a bodyguard wounded.
But Safra's wife and grandaughter barricaded themselves in another room and were not injured.
Safra was number 199 on Forbes magazine's list of the world's top billionaires this year.
Martinsville police say they're investigating the death of 75-year-old Elizabeth Stolbun for neglect.
The elderly women was found bedridden inside her home last week covered in bedsores, urine and vomit
after officials and health workers got a warrant to enter the home.
She later died in surgery.
A search warrant filed with the Martinsville clerk's office says her husband turned people away several times when they came to check on her.
State officials have identified an Altavista company as a likely source of P-C-B contamination in the Staunton River.
They have also extended a health warning about eating fish caught in the River.
Property around B-G-F Industries' riverfront plant contains significant amounts of the cancer-causing chemical.
As a result, the fish advisory was expanded to a 79-mile stretch of the river.
Company officials say P-C-Bs haven't been used at the plant since the early 19-70s, when the facility was under diffe
rent ownership. [11Rite-Aid]
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Rite Aid Drug stores in Virginia have been selling date-stamped products, like baby formula, well past their expiration dates.
Keith Humphry takes a look at some of the products that are past their prime.
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[SUPER=01-Sandy Brinkley/Pediatric Dietitian; :21]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; 1:02 ]
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We came away from the Cave Spring Corner store with Glucose meter strips that had just expired... female condoms that expired in JULY... and Similac baby formula that should have been used by the 1st of October.
Pediatric Dietitian Sandy Brinkley says outdated formula could make for a malnourished sick child.
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((AND IT IS ALWAYS BEST FOR THE PARENTS TO BE SURE AND CHECK THOSE DATES.))
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The expiration dates on infant formula are regulated by law.
Rite Aid knows all this from experience. The attorney general of West Virginia found the company was selling outdated infant formula and other items. That was after district attorneys in California got a restraining order against Rite Aid to stop the store from selling expired products including baby formula and condoms.
In both states, the company promised to redouble its efforts to ensure proper inventory procedures and get out-date products off the shelves.
After our visit, Roanoke-area Rite Aid employees scrambled to get rid of out-dated merchandise.
In Lynchburg, however, there are still some grossly out-dated things: store-brand Cold Formula with a date stamp almost a year old- -another one almost TWO years old.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))
Peace is settling again over the city of seattle, as the World Trade Organization meeting wraps up today.
But as Lisa Hughes reports, it'll be a while before the city recovers from the black eye it received during sometimes violent demonstrations this week.
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[SUPER=01-Chief Norm Stamper/Seattle Police;]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Seattle.]
(LOCATOR: SEATTLE, WA)
THE CITY OF SEATTLE NOW ENJOYS A FRAGILE PEACE, AS TRADE DELEGATES
PREPARE TOLEAVE A CONFERENCE ALMOST COMPLETELY OVERSHADOWED BY PROTESTS.
(SUPER: LAST NIGHT)
LAST NIGHT, HUNDREDS OF PROTESTERS SURROUNDED THE KING COUNTY JAIL,
DEMANDING THE RELEASE OF MORE THAN 500 FELLOW PROTESTERS. POLICE
PREPARED FOR ANOTHER STANDOFF. THEN, AFTER NEGOTIATING WITH CITY
OFFICIALS, PROTESTERS AGREED TO DISPERSE. A LEGAL TEAM WOULD BE ALLOWED
INTO THE JAIL TO TALK WITH ANY PROTESTOR WHO WANTED COUNSEL.
(NATS, PROTESTORS WALKING AWAY)
SEATTLE IS STILL UNDER A CIVIL EMERGENCY AND A LIMITED CURFEW IS IMPOSED
THROUGH MIDNIGHT. CITY POLICE ARE UNDER HEAVY CRITICISM. SOME RESIDENTS
SAY THEY RESPONDED TOO SLOWLY TO VIOLENT PROTESTS AND THEN OVERREACTED.
SOME ARE CALLING FOR A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF POLICE TACTICS.
(SOT, PROTESTER, NO NAME, "We want them to look into brutality, some of
the unprovoked acts of violence that's happened toward citizens.")
POLICE CHIEF NORM STAMPER SAYS AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION IS ALREADY
(SOT, CHIEF NORM STAMPER, SEATTLE POLICE, "We have encouraged our
supervisors and citizens who've witnessed any conduct they believe is
inappropriate to report that to us.")
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Republican presidential candidates are fanning across New Hampshire after last night's
The candidates are hoping to pick up votes
for the February first primary.
Last night's debate was the first forum in which front-runner George W. Bush took part.
They took no time to blast him on the issues.
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STEVE FORBES, R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE That s why I m
disappointed George Bush hasn t come out where he stands on new taxes on
[SUPER=01-Steve Forbes/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[OUT Q=NEW TAXES ON THE INTERNET.]
Bush used his own time at the microphone to stress his record as Texas governor, saying he knows how to lead.
Two people have been arrested in Montgomery County for allegedly burning their trailer down.
Sheriff's deputies say Billy Gene Nichols and his sister Virginia Ellen Aldridge burned their mobile home rather than move it as the court ordered.
Nichols had been charged with a zoning violation for putting the trailer in the floodway of the Roanoke River.
Both Nichols and Aldridge have been charged with arson.
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Investigators are still trying to find out what caused Wednesday's deadly house fire in Henry County.
41-year-old Joann Alice Craig and 31-year-old Jeffrey Curtis Clark were asleep in a front bedroom when the fire broke out late Wednesday night.
Neighbors heard them inside and tried to pull them out ... but both died of smoke inhalation.
Another man who lived there escaped by jumping out a second floor bedroom window.
The Fire Marshall says the blaze started in a den at the back of the house.
Although a wood stove was being used for heat, investigators say it probably did NOT cause the fire.
Good news on the employment front -- the jobless rate held steady in November at four-point-one percent -- the best showing in three decades.
The Labor Department says the nation added 234-thousand jobs.
Hourly earnings rose by two cents.
A Kentucky lawyer has become the first American and the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic.
Thirty six year old Tori Murden rowed to a dock in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe (gwah-duh-LOOP') this morning.
Her three thousand mile journey began 80 days ago off the Canary Islands.
This trip isn't Murden's first athletic success.
She was also the first woman and first American to ski to the geographic South Pole.
Barbie has always been among the best-dressed children's toys, donning elaborate gowns and trendy swimwear.
But the 40-year-old has now reached a new level of style - haute couture (oht KOO-tur).
Designers like Versace and Jean Paul Gaultier draped the model in their original designs and the well dressed dolls were on display at a fundraising ball at London's Natural History Museum.
The Art of Barbie Ball raises money for the Elton John Aids Foundation.
Ricky Stokes' Hokies have been playing impressive ball in this early hoops season.
But last night, the Hokies tasted defeat for the first time when they visited East Tennessee State.
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The Hokies were hoping to improve to 3-and-0 against the Bucs.
But ETSU had other ideas as they shot their way in front early and led by 10 point at halftime.
Brendan Dunlop leads the break and finds a streaking Rolan Roberts for the fingeroll. Roberts had 10 points, but as whole the Hokies weren't so hot.
Andre Ray led the Tech attack with a game high 16 points as he hits from the
wing, but Ricky Stokes would suffer through this one as his team shoots just 37 percent from the field and gets buried 68-to-53 on the road in Johnson City.
The VMI Keydets lit up their home court last night, manhandling Ferrum 97 to 65.
The Panthers played without sophomore Curtis Lipscomb who was suspended from the team indefinitely yesterday.
Lipscomb is charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.
His court date is not until January 26th.
The valley's new Arena Football Two team unveiled its first ever coach and new name yesterday...
...at a news conference at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
Pete Shaw is the head coach. Shaw was an assistant coach for the New Jersey Red Dogs of the arena league in past summers.
He has other connections in the valley. His mentor is former Tech head coach Jerry Claiborne.
And during the 98 season he was an assistant with Rowan University, which lost to Mount Union in the Stagg Bowl that season.
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[SUPER=01-Pete Shaw/Roanoke Steam Head Coach; :]
[OUT Q=.....and this valley."]
The franchise will be called the Roanoke Steam. General manager Tommy Benizio, who is also the Express general manager, said the name was chosen from a list of five.
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[SUPER=01-Tommy Benizio/Steam General Manager; :]
[OUT Q=.....big hit."]
The high school football season comes to a close this weekend.
Here's a look at all six of the Virginia High School League title games.
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