Another school -related shooting in California.
This time, it a bus driver who opens fire in a school bus parking lot.
Details, coming up.
And Delta pilots will keep flyin' high if they grant final approval to a tentative contract.
The deal would make them the highest paid pilots in the airline industry.
Early last week we were talking snow showers today we're talking summer like weather... I'll have your 7-Day planner
News 7 at noon is straight ahead.
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The White House accuses Peru of pulling the trigger too quickly in the weekend shooting of an American missionary plane.
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Authorities in the U-S and Peru are trying to piece together why a small plane carrying American missionaries was shot down over the Amazon.
An American woman and her infant daughter were killed in the incident.
A Peruvian jet shot down the missionary plane, just an hour after a U-S surveillance plane suggested the aircraft MIGHT be carrying illegal drugs.
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((REV. E. C. HASKELL/ASSOC. OF BAPTISTS FOR WORLD EVANGELISM: WE'RE VIEWING THIS VERY MUCH AS A TRAGIC
MISTAKE...CERTAINLY A MISTAKE OF COMMUNICATION... AND A MISTAKE OF
MISIDENTIFICATION. BUT...WE DON'T FEEL AT THIS POINT THAT THERE'S
ANYTHING TO BE GAINED BY TRYING TO CAST BLAME. ))
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Meanwhile, the White House is suggesting that Peru didn't follow the rules of engagement before firing on the plane.
The White House adds that the joint U-S-Peru drug fighting program has been suspended as authorities investigate the shooting.
Delta Airlines pilots could soon see their paychecks soaring to new heights--
The pilots' union reached a tentative contract agreement yesterday with Delta, blocking plans for a possible strike.
The deal calls for a 24 to 34- percent pay raise over four years, and a 63- percent raise for Delta Express.
If finalized, the deal will make Delta's 10- thousand pilots the highest- paid in the airline industry.
Meanwhile, pilots for Delta's regional carrier, Comair are still walking the picket lines.
A deadly shooting this morning in California, involving a school bus driver--
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Police say a female driver opened fire on her fellow drivers, killing one and wounding at least two others.
Authorities took the woman into custody immediately after the incident.
There are few details at this time-- but a police spokesman says up to five people may have been shot.
So far, no word on a possible motive.
More than 100 former hostages are free after a 12-hour ordeal inside a Turkish hotel.
The pro- Chechen gunmen said they held the Swissotel guests and staff hostage to protest Russia's "bloody attacks"
This morning, the 13 gunmen surrendered to authorities after Turkey's interior minister spoke with them.
No one was injured.
One of the former hostages, a Greek tourist, says the gunmen never actually threatened the captives.
40 Americans were guests of the hotel, but it's not clear whether they were among the hostages.
It is a form of entertainment that is generating a lot of attention AND alarm across the nation. It's called backyard wrestling and it has come to the Valley.
While it is widely recognized that professional wrestling is a choreographed form of entertainment with well trained athletes, the backyard variety is usually performed by teenagers wanting to imitate their heroes.
Many people are concerned about its safety including some who saw a performance this weekend in Roanoke.
Before you decide-- please note the story contains video some may find difficult to watch.
The video was shot at Fallon Park yesterday.
A group of Roanoke teens say they got a permit from the city's Department of Parks and Recreation to hold what they call an "extreme wrestling" show.
They say the blood and body slams are all scripted, including some participants being thrown onto beds of thumbtacks and barbed wire.
One mother says she's all for the wrestling.
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[SUPER=01-Christy Martin/Wrestler's Mother]
((CHRISTY MARTIN/WRESTLER'S MOTHER; THEY PRACTICE HARD. THEY PUT ALOT OF BLOOD AND GUTS INTO IT. AND I'M VERY PROUD OF THEM))
[OUT Q=proud of them.]
Event organizers say sometimes participants slash their foreheads with razor blades to mimic greater injury. One boy told us, this time, he cut a little too deep.
[IN Q=Sometimes it can be dangerous]
[SUPER=01-Don Walker/Extreme Wrestler;]
((DON WALKER/EXTREME WRESTLER; SOMETIMES IT CAN BE DANGEROUS. WE NEVER TAKE ANY STUPID CHANCES. WE NEVER TAKE ANY UNCALCULATED RISKS.))
[OUT Q=any uncalculated risks]
Organizers say for safety reasons, participants take classes on the wrestling moves. The group is planning to hold the events monthly at the park.
Department of Parks and Recreation officials were not available for comment.
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Still to come on the newscast, a local citizens group wants to save its link to the past.
Also the naval career of a submarine captain is over following February's deadly crash with a Japanese fishing boat.
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The Naval career of Commander Scott Waddle ends today at Pearl Harbor.
Waddle was the skipper of the U-S-S Greeneville when it surfaced into a Japanese fishing vessel, killing nine.
He'll receive his punishment at a hearing today, known as an "admiral's mast".
It signifies the end of Waddle's career.
Waddle's attorney is negotiating an honorable discharge and full pension for his client, who likely won't have to go to prison.
A 51- foot yacht goes up in flames in the popular cruise ship channel between Miami and Miami Beach.
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Six people aboard jumped into the water after an electrical problem led to an explosion, sending billowing clouds of smoke into the air.
A passing boat quickly rescued them from the water.
The Coast Guard says the passengers are in good condition.
A couple of tugboats pushed the yacht up on the shoreline where firefighters extinguished the flames.
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Residents of the International Space Station have some company today--
Crew members of the Space Shuttle Endeavour entered the space station hatch this morning, embracing the residents.
That was the first time both groups have been able to speak to one another since the shuttle docked with the space station on Saturday.
It was a busy weekend-- yesterday the shuttle crew installed a new robotic arm for the space station.
Tomorrow, the Endeavour astronauts will perform a spacewalk to make the robotic arm operational.
A citizens group is trying to save a city landmark in Covington.
Its old City Hall is scheduled to be torn down sometime this year.
But the "Friends of the Old City Hall" say this building from the past still has a future.
Rachel Cannon explains.
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[SUPER=01-Paul B. Lacy/Friends of Old City Hall;:24 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Jacob Wright/Friends of Old City Hall;:42 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Wynona Crush/Friends of Old City Hall;:48 QUICK]
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Paul Lacy, has little trouble remembering his time as a student in 1932, when the old city hall was his high school. Nearly 70-years later, while he and the building have aged (tc 19:25:11 cracks), both are still standing strong, so much so Paul is fighting to save it
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((IT'S JUST TOO NICE OF A BUILDING TO GROUND UP INTO TRASH))
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In February, the city council voted 3 to 2 to demolish the building, now that a new one is up and running next store. But "Friends of the Old City Hall" have a different plan and are working to save what they call a historic landmark.
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((JACOB WRIGHT/FRIENDS OF OLD CITY HALL; WE WERE GONNA TURN IT INTO AN ART CENTER AND THAT IS STILL WHAT WERE THINKING ABOUT BUT RIGHT NOW ARE MORE WORRIED ABOUT SAVING IT.))
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((WYNONA CRUSH/FRIENDS OF OLD CITY HALL; I JUST SEE THE POTENTIAL, WE NEED TO PRESERVE OUR HISTORY THIS IS OUT HERITAGE. ))
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Mayor Temple Kessinger Junior, who declined an interview, has said he wonders where the concerned residents with ideas were when construction of the new city hall started. He says now is too late, that although the vote to demolish was a tough one, it's a done deal.
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((IT WAS A DONE ISSUE WHEN THEY SAID THEY WERE GONNA REMODEL IT IN 1996 AND THEN THEY CAME BACK AND SAID THEY WERE GONN
A BUILD A NEW ONE.)) (please butt sots)
((WE DON'T FEEL ANYTHING IS DONE UNTIL THE WRECKING BALL HITS.))
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Which is scheduled to make contact October 1st, but before that, City Council must find the money to pay for it. Rachel Cannon News 7 Covington.))
The Friends of Old City Hall say they will hold a candlelight vigil at the site May 29th at 7 p-m.
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Some residents in Botetourt are delighted to be able to say "they'll cross that bridge when they come to it." The new structure is about to make their lives easier.
The bridge, built over the James River connects Routes 220 and 43, and opens to traffic this Tuesday.
It replaces an older version that was declared unsafe for travel.
The new construction will make the trip to the town of Eagle Rock easier and faster.
An official dedication and grand opening is scheduled for Tuesday at 11 a-m.
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Coming up on News 7 at Noon -
Bad news for Hollywood exec's could mean less entertainment for you this summer -
And Bridget Jones can add another chapter to her diary.. We'll tell you why when we return.
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Actress Renee Zelweger has some good news to write in her diary. Her new movie is number one at the box office.
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Bridget Jones's Diary moves into the top spot in its second week of release with ten and a half million dollars in ticket sales.
It opened last week at number three, but it climbed after opening in more theaters this weekend.
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"Spy Kids" ends its month long run at the top, but it still managed to bring in a little over ten million dollars.
In the third spot, Morgan Freeman's "Along Came a Spider" made nine million.
The makers of the fourth and fifth place films are sure to be disappointed with their highly hyped films.
The third Crocodile Dundee film made eight million dollars, followed by Tom Green's "Freddy Got Fingered," which onl
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While the weekend's box office numbers were disappointing for some Hollywood executives, what lies ahead could be even worse.
The entertainment industry is threatened with not one, but two strikes that could effectively shut it down this summer.
Sandra Hughes has more.
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(( THE HIT TV DRAMA BEVERLY HILLS; 90210 MADE ONE OF ITS HEAD WRITERS
SUCCESSFUL AND FINANCIALLY SECURE.
BUT CHIP JOHANASSEN SAYS LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD ISN'T ALWAYS SO GOOD IN FACT
FOR MOST STRUGGLING WRITERS IT'S PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK.
SOT: CHIP: For a lot of people who are either starting out in the WGA or
are kind of a year or two into the process the script fees and the
residual fees are extremely important to your livelihood SEVEN SECONDS
THE RESIDUALS ARE MONIES PAID TO WRITERS EACH TIME A SHOW THEY WRITE
AIRS AND THEY CONTEND THE RESIDUALS AREN'T ENOUGH. THE WGA, THE
WRITER'S GUILD, THE UNION TO WHICH ALL HOLLYWOOD WRITERS BELONG, MAY
STRIKE OVER RESIDUALS MAY FIRST. EVERY TV AND MOVIE STUDIO IN HOLLYWOOD
WOULD BE EFFECTED.
(SOT: Robert J. Dowling/ Hollywood Reporter, editor in Chief) "I think
there are legitimate issues on both sides the writers want to be treated
fairly and they want to be compensated for participation. The Studios
realize how expensive the business has become and there is little profit
to be made by it"
O.C. BUT IT'S NOT JUST HOLLYWOOD WRITERS WHO ARE THREATENING TO
STRIKE...TWO MONTHS AFTER THE WRITER'S CONTRACT EXPIRES..SO DOES THE
SCREEN ACTOR'S GUILD...WHICH IS BATTLING OVER SIMILAR ISSUES.. THE TWO
STRIKES COMBINED COULD BE ECONOMICALLY DEVASTATING TO LOS ANGELES:
SOT: Mayor Richard Riordan/ Make no mistake about it. A prolonged strike
could plunge our city and our county into recession
(GRAPHIC) A NEWLY RELEASED STUDY FINDS THE CITY OF L.A. COULD LOSE
BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN REVENUE..AND THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WOULD JUMPED
TWO PERCENTAGE POINTS WITH A PROLONGED STRIKE BY BOTH UNIONS.
NETWORKS ARE SCRAMBLING TO CREATE MORE REALITY BASED TV SHOWS LIKE
SURVIVOR. MOVIES ALREADY IN PRODUCTION WOULD FINISH.. BUT IF THE STRIKE
CONTINUED FOR A FEW MONTHS THERE WOULD BE A LOT OF RERUNS ON TV..AND NO
NEW BIG STUDIO MOVIES BY CHRISTMAS.
SOT: CHIP: i THINK THERE''LL BE A LOT OF CASUALITIES IF THERE'S A STRIKE
A LOT OF PROJECTS THAT ARE JUST GETTING GOING WILL FALL APART AND NEVER
COME BACK. FIVE SECONDS
V/O INCLUDING CHIP JOHANSSEN'S CURRENT PILOT FOR CBS, WHICH COULD BE
TURNED OFF BY THE HOLLYWOOD STRIKE Sandra Hughes CBS NEWS Hollywood >))
[CK/WXPRO] ROANOKE STATS
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On Wall Street at Noon,
, the Dow was DOWN 86 points. Nasdaq has lost 99 points.
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Michael Vick is making moves -
And Bobby Hamilton puts on the moves last minute to capture the checkered flag. We'll have details in Sports.
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Bobby Hamilton took the checkered flag in Talladega yesterday -
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While the rest of the cars battled up front, Dale Jarrett would take his time getting to the front.
He was running 30-th, with 176 laps to go.
South Boston's Ward Burton joined several other drivers to lead the race as the cars would run side by side, three- deep early in the race.
Dale Earnhardt Junior moved his way through traffic.
He would lead the race after 105 laps in the book, the field then going back to single file.
Ricky Rudd took advantage of track position, and he was leading the race with 38 to go.
Then the cars went to the pits for a final time for gas and tires.
With 11 laps to g,o Tony Stewart was the leader.
But on the white flag lap, Hamilton made his move, taking the lead and winning the Talladega 500 just ahead of Stewart in the race that was caution- free.
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Rookie Kurt Busch was third, followed by Mark Martin and Bobby Labonte.
Salem downed Winston-Salem yesterday 5 to 3 -
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It was a beautiful day as the two teams went head to head.
Salem's Javier Colina hits this shot off the wall in left centerfield.
The double gave the Avalanche a runner in scoring position.
But before the next batter could swing at a pitch, Warthog catcher Tony Garcia gets up and heads to second base to say something to Colina.
The benches cleared, however the umpires controlled the situation quickly.
Then later in the game, Colina hits this shot deep off the wall in right centerfield, scoring a run to make it 4 to 2.
Salem wins it 5 to 3.
Michael Vick, who is headed to Atlanta this week, will soon be scrambling in more ways than one.
Mike Stevens has more from New York City.
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Kim tosses to Leo on two shot
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