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Up next on News 7--
More developments in the murder case of a Pennsylvania woman.
Two people were arraigned this morning ... for stealing the victim's car.
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And U-S sailors are victims of an apparent terrorist attack aboard a Navy destroyer.
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Can we get enough of the sunshine? Apparently not... another beautiful day is on tap for today and there seems to be no immediate end to the great weather anytime soon. The forecast is ahead.
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News 7 at noon is coming up.




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He's one of two people charged with stealing a murder victim's car.
And police say both could face much more serious charges.
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Two people were arraigned this morning ... for stealing the car of a Pennsylvania murder victim.
This comes as investigators are working to determine if the two are responsible for the death of 18 year old Leslie Rae White. Her body was found in a junked car in Floyd County Monday.
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25-year-old William Housman was arrested last night and brought into court this morning.
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So was 34-year-old Beth Markman. Both were arrested at this home in Franklin County. Police say the couple is from Pennsylvania, but was staying with friends. Officials say they have reason to believe Housman and Markman were involved in White's murder, because they were seen in the victim's jeep just days before the discovery of the body.
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((THROUGH AN INVESTIGATION IN OTHERWORDS, WE HAD WARRANTS FOR THE TWO INDIVIDUALS WE ARRESTED TONIGHT THAT WE CAN PUT IN POSSESSION OF THE VICTIM'S JEEP EARLIER IN THE WEEK.))
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Right now, the two are charged only with possession of a stolen vehicle, but as we mentioned, the Franklin County Sheriff's Department says they are suspects in White's murder .. and a search warrant affidavit filed in Pennsylvania shows why.
According to a Harrisburg newspaper, the affidavit states Leslie White's hands and feet were tied with speaker wire .. similar to wire found in the Pennsylvania home Housman and Markman shared.
The warrant also says the victim's body was wrapped in a tent, and a tent bag and stakes were found in the suspects

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As investigators continue their work in two states, we are learning more about the victim.
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Leslie White grew up in East Waterford, Pennsylvania. Now white ribbons adorn the streets there in her memory. She was studying photography at a nearby community college. One friend - who doesn't want to be identified - told reporters in Pennsylvania that White was well-liked by her classmates.
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((SHE WAS VERY NICE, I'M SO SURPRISED ANYBODY WOULD DO ANYHTING TO HER - BECAUSE I NEVER HEARD HER SAY ANYTHING MEAN TO ANYBODY OR ANYTHING.))
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White's parents reported her missing Saturday. Her body was discovered two days later.


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A man was crushed to death while working on the new Virginia Gas pipeline in Wythe County this morning.
Sheriff's deputies say a piece of heavy machinery he was driving flipped over as he drove up a steep hill.
Virginia Gas says the man was Derek Willis from Oklahoma. He was working for a Tulsa-based contractor.
Work began on the 55-mile pipeline in Wythe County back in July.


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In breaking international news-- there was an apparent terrorist attack on a Navy destroyer this morning.
At least four U-S sailors are dead and a dozen are missing.
A small boat rammed into the Norfolk- based U-S-S Cole at a port in Yemen, causing a deadly explosion.
Doug Wilson reports from Washington.
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((A U.S. NAVY DESTROYER AND ITS CREW FELL VICTIM TO WHAT APPEARS TO BE A TERRORIST ATTACK THIS MORNING. IT HAPPENED IN YEMEN, ON THE SOUTHERN TIP OF THE ARABIAN PENINSULA.
JUST A SHORT WHILE AGO, CBS NEWS SPOKE WITH LT. COMMANDER DARIEN PELKIE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE U-S NAVY'S 5TH FLEET IN BAHRAIN.

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AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT, SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT SAID THE UNITED STATES WILL DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT ITS CITIZENS AND MILITARY PERSONNEL.

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ALL THE INJURED HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO LOCAL HOSPITALS IN ADEN, WHILE U-S NAVY DOCTORS ARE BEING FLOWN TO THE SCENE FROM BAHRAIN.
DESPITE A HUGE HOLE IN THE SHIP, NAVY OFFICIALS SAY THE FLOODING HAS BEWEN CONTAINED AND THE SHIP IS NOT IN DANGER OF SINKING.

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The fighting in the Middle East is intensifying.
Israeli rockets are hitting very close to the home of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
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The attacks are part of Israel's retaliation for a Palestinian mob killing two Israeli soldiers earlier today.
Israeli rockets also hit the police station in Ramallah, and the official Palestinian T-V station.
A senior Palestinian official calls today's Israeli attacks ''a declaration of war.''
But Israel's deputy defense minister says his country had no choice but to retaliate.
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Police barge into their home ... the wrong home. Now the occupants threaten court action. The details are still ahead.
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And a thousand people are aboard a ferry when it catches fire. That's when a major rescue effort begins. But right now, let's find out from Jacey what's causing all this beautiful weather.
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A dramatic rescue today aboard a burning Philippine ferry--
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Officials say more than a thousand people were aboard the ferry when fire broke out on the upper deck.
All are said to be safe, although some passengers may have suffered minor injuries.
The Coast Guard says some people jumped overboard, and were picked up by other vessels.
The fire is under control, but smoke was still pouring from the ferry hours after the blaze began.
No word yet on what caused the fire.
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Fewer political punches and more poise during last night's Presidential debate in Winston-Salem.
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The second meeting between Republican George W- Bush and Vice President Al Gore was marked by a more conversational tone.
Most network opinion polls showed Bush as the better performer last night--
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((GEORGE W. BUSH/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I FEEL CERTAIN, NOT CONFIDENT, BECAUSE ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN AMERICAN POLITICS. WE'VE GOT 27 DAYS TO GO AND THAT'S A LONG TIME AND I FEEL, LET ME PUT IT THIS WAY, THE WIND IS AT OUR BACK. I DO. ))
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Meanwhile, Gore also enjoyed a boisterous post- debate rally.
He says he doesn't take much stock in opinion polls, whether he's considered ahead or behind.
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((AL GORE/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I THINK THAT IT WAS A GOOD DEBATE OVERALL, I FELTVERY GOOD ABOUT IT. I THOUGHT IT WAS ABOUT PRIORITIES BASICALLY. AND I THINK THE CONTRAST WAS VERY CLEAR))
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Both candidates are hitting the campaign trail hard today.
Gore is headed to a rally in Wisconsin.
Bush will appear in Pennsylania and Michigan.
The two candidates debate for the third and final time next Tuesday in St. Louis.
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A Pulaski couple may take their town to court. That word comes five months after Pulaski police mistakenly raided their home.
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William and Geneva Summers were awakened at four in the morning last May when armed officers broke down their door.
The officers were looking for drug dealers, but only found two scared people.
Now, their attorney says he can prove the police did not do their research before the raid.
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((TOMMY BAKER: I THINK THERE WILL BE VERY LITTLE DOUBT AFTER ALL THE EVIDENCE HAS GONE FORWARD THAT NOT ONLY WAS DEPARTMENTAL POLICY NOT FOLLOWED BUT THE LAW WAS NOT FOLLOWED. NO KIND OF PROCEDURE AT ALL WAS FOLLOWED.))
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Pulaski's town manager says the search warrant was properly secured -- but that it was based on a drug informant who lied.
The informant will be tried on charges of giving false information to police later this month.
The town says it's willing to negotiate to have its insurance company pay the mistakenly raided couple.
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A program that gave gun safety locks to cities is on hold. Roanoke is one of the cities affected.
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The program was suspended after police found that the devices could spring open unexpectedly.
The locks are pulled through gun handles or barrels to prevent the weapons from being fired or loaded.
400- thousand of the locks were distributed nationally. 15-hundred of them were given to Roanoke police to give away to residents.
Police say they've given most of the locks away but will hang onto the remainder until they're contacted by the organization.
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Some zoo visitors get a little closer to a gorilla than expected... more on that a little later on News 7 at Noon...
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and scientists in California think they've made a WHALE of a discovery. We'll have details when we come back.
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Whales are kind of hard to miss.
So you would think all the species of whales would have been discovered a long time ago.
But marine experts in southern California believe they have captured on video ... an undiscovered whale.
Gail Stewart has the story.
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On Wall Street just moments ago, the Dow was DOWN 315 points.


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Coming up next in sports, West Virginia is gearing up to take on Virginia Tech and Michael Vick...
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and the Yankees got a huge eighth inning to even up their series with the Mariners. We'll have highlights and more after the break.
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The New York Yankees have evened up the American League Championship Series with Seattle at 1 to 1.
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The Mariners would get the jump on the Yankees in this game -- Stan Javier hits this single scoring Mike Cameron to make it 1 to nothing in the third.
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The Yankees broke a 16 inning scoreless streak with 7 runs in the bottom of the 8-th. The big blow coming off the bat of Derek (JEE-ter) Jeter with this 2 run homer to right field and the Yankees win it 7 to 1.
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And in the N-L-C-S, Mets pitcher Mike Hampton scattered six hits over seven shut-out innings to down the Cardinals 6-t

o-2, and take a one-to-nothing game lead.[S-WVU]


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The Big East will be in the national spotlight tonight as the second-ranked Hokies host West Virginia at a sold out Lane Stadium.
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The Mountaineers certainly will be looking for revenge after last year's last-second loss to Tech. But after barely getting by Idaho last Saturday, the Mountaineers are more concerned about having enough healthy bodies to battle Tech.
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And if the injuries weren't enough of a concern, the thought of stopping Vick is again making him a little sick.
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The Roanoke Express opens the two thousand campaign tomorrow night against the Richmond Renegades at the Round House.
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The Express posted an OH and 2 preseason record but should be ready for arguably one of the toughest teams in the ECHL in Richmond.
Saturday night, Roanoke turns right around and takes on former coach Frank Anzalone and the Pee Dee Pride. Playing the tough Renegades and then Anzalone should make for a drama filled hockey weekend
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One other note, left wing Adam (de-WAHN) Dewan will not play Friday, he is on the 14 day I-R with a pulled left hamstring.
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The Roanoke College Maroons improved their record to 11 and 1 yesterday beating Guilford 3 to nothing.
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The 17-th ranked Maroons were on the rebound after a loss on Saturday.
Leading 2 to nothing Ryan Pflugrad takes the corner kick and heads it in for the score and the Maroons led the game 3 to nothing.
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The Maroons goalies turned away all six of Guilford's shots to get the 3 to nothing win and move to 6 and 1 in the ODAC.
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Over at Northside last night the Lady Vikings hosted Rockbridge in a key Blue Ridge district game.
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The Vikings huddle just before taking the floor.
Northside's Jennifer Carty passes to Britanny Hughes and she makes the reverse layup giving the Vikings the early lead.
Rockbridge comes back.
London Stewart takes it to the hoop on the easy layup, but the Lady Wildcats still trailed in the game.
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The Vikings dominated the game as Megan Myers pulls up and hits the three pointer. Northside wins it 63 to 33.
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A local investment company is putting up some of its own money to help senior citizens.
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About one hundred Lynchburg area seniors use the Fairview Senior Center three days a week.
Recent budget cuts had eliminated Wednesdays from that schedule.
But Huff and Stuart Financial Services decided to pitch in where the city could not, and donated the 18- hundred dollars necessary to keep the program running.
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((RICK HUFF/HUFF & STUART FINANCIAL SERVICES: WE THOUGHT THEY DID A GREAT JOB, GOOD WORK AND WE INQUIRED AS TO HOW TO HELP THEM CONTINUE THEIR PROGRAM. SHE TOLD US AND WE WANTED TO DO IT, WE WANTED TO HELP THE SENIORS OF THIS AREA, WE THOUGHT IT WAS A VERY WORTHWHILE PROJECT.))
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Senior citizens use the center for different activities such as crafts, games and dancing.
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And finally this afternoon--
Talk about "Going Bananas"....
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You can tell by this aerial video, a female gorilla got a little restless at the L-A Zoo yesterday.
She escaped her habitat, forcing visitors to evacuate out to the parking lot.
The nearly- 300- pound gorilla named Evelyn consumed several bananas and apples that her keeper left for her on the sidewalk.
She then wandered around for a while, and eventually wound up in the men's room.
Zookeepers were then able to tranquilize Evelyn, and get her back where she belongs...
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