Florida prosecutors have finished their cross-examination of a 14- year- old boy on trial for killing his English teacher.
Nathaniel Brazill claims he shot his teacher accidentally.
And a popular energy bar
is recalled because it contains excess levels of Vitamin A.
Details, coming up.
Some morning cloudiness has given way to a beautiful sunny day but that sunshine could lead to a few isolated thunderstorms...I'll have the forecast......
All that and more, coming up on News 7 at Noon.
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The Florida teen on trial for murder admits he did nothing to help his teacher, as he lay dying.
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
During cross- examination today, 14-year- old Nathaniel Brazill told jurors he'd never fired a gun before the shooting that killed his teacher.
The Florida teen says he fired the gun by accident as he was pointing it at teacher Barry Grunow.
Jennifer Jones has more from the first- degree murder trial.
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Narr: This was the prosecutions first chance to question Nathaniel
Brazill before the jury. Lawyers who held back nothing trying to prove
that this teenage boy committed murder.
SOT/Q&A: Marc Shiner,Prosecutor /Nathaniel Brazill
Prosecutor: What right did you have to shoot him between eyes
Ans: I didn't mean to shoot him intentionally
Prosecutor: What right did you have to shoot him unintentionally.
Narr: Brazill was just 13 years old last May when he shot his english
teacher Barry Grunow at Lake Worth Middle School. And while this
school surveillance tape shows Brazill with a handgun - aimed at Mr.
Grunow - Brazill says it was an accident.
Insisting even though he loaded the gun - he never intended to fire.
sot: Nathaniel Brazill
Narr: But as prosecutors continued with their cross examination they
worked to show jurors that everything Brazill did on the day of the
shooting was planned...even seeking the glory of national attention.
sot: Q&A . Marc Shiner/Nathaniel Brazill
(you told everyone you wanted to mess up the school and teachers and get
all over the news.)
Standup: Jennifer Jones:
(Before the teen took the stand in his own defense his mother tried to
get a deal....was told it was too late.)
The maker of a popular energy bar is recalling its product because it could cause some serious health problems.
Metabolife is pulling its Diet and Energy Bars made from December 25th through May 4th because the bars contain too much Vitamin A.
A misplaced decimal point means each bar contains 32 thousand I-U's of the vitamin.
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According to Metabolife, anything above 25 thousand units can cause severe health problems including liver, bone and cartilage damage, birth defects, and increased pressure in the brain.
The recalled bars come in the flavors of Outrageous Oatmeal Raisin, Perfectly Peanut, Downright Chocolate and Lemony Lemon.
Consumers with the recalled Metabolife bars should return them to the store for a full refund.
Roanoke County Commissioner of Revenue Wayne Compton has died. Compton passed away Tuesday night during a visit to Kentucky.
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Compton had served as Commissioner of Revenue since he was first elected to the post in 1980.
Before that he was a member of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors for five years.
A native of Bluefield West Virginia, Compton was 64 years old.
The Pulaski County Commonwealth's Attorney says a police officer was in the right when he shot a suspect following a chase last month.
Officers say Heath Shoemaker robbed a store on April 30-th, then led them on a chase through both the town of Pulaski and Pulaski County.
At one point, the suspect stopped his car.
When Sergeant Gregory left his vehicle to approach Shoemaker, he stepped on the gas and tried to run him over.
That's when the officer fired a shot at the car, hitting Shoemaker in the left leg and his right shin.
The Montgomery County School Board voted to do away with Blacksburg High School's Indian mascot-- but it can't seem to get rid of the controversy.
About one hundred-people packed last night's School Board meeting.
A majority of speakers called for a reversal of the board's decision last month to eliminate the mascot.
That vote came after a year of debate between supporters and opponents, differences which continue today.
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((STEVE COCHRAN/NAACP: THE NAACP WANTS TO EXPRESS OUR FULL SUPPORT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD.
DEBBIE ARGABRIGHT/SUPPORTS INDIAN MASCOT: I DO NOT SUPPORT TEARING DOWN TRADITION BECAUSE IT MAY NOT BE POLITICALLY CORRECT.))
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[SUPER=01-Debbie Argabright/Mascot Supporter; quick]
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Following normal procedure, the board did not comment on the public address.
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Still to come on the newscast, a local family loses its home to fire,
and from the West Coast, California's power problems continue to leave residents in the dark.
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In California today, a judge will release her recommendations on who should pay the most for power.
Meanwhile, the rising demands for electricity led to rolling blackouts in the state yesterday.
As Lance Evans reports, continuing blackouts and rising electric bills could send business owners packing.
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THE BLACK OUT THREW BOB'S DINER ON POLK STREET IN SAN FRANCISCO INTO
AND STOPPED DEAD, EVERYTHING ELECTRICAL AT THIS FIRESTONE MECHANICS
BARBARA ROWAN/FIRESTONE SALES ASSOCIATE, T4/0302-08, RUNS 6: we had
on the rack and ready for customers to pick up. so it put things back a
EVERYTHING ELECTRICAL IN NEARLY 400-THOUSAND HOMES AND BUSINESSES
THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA .. SUDDENLY CAME TO A DEAD STOP.
PG&E CUSTOMERS, LIKE RJ'S CAFE, ACCOUNTED FOR 154-THOUSAND OF THOSE
BALBIR CHAEH/RJ'S CAFE OWNER, T1/0058-0107, RUNS 9: had we had stayed
out of power longer, we have lost food in the freezer, sandwiches, and
the food in the refrigerator.
CAL-ISO, THE ELECTRIC GRID MANAGERS.. FOUND ITSELF FOR A 6-TIME THIS
YEAR.. DEFENDING IT'S CALL FOR ROTATING OUTAGES.
LORIE O'DONLEY/CAL-ISO SPOKESPERSON, T3/183243-57, RUNS 14: there's
just a real power shortage in the whole western region at this time. so
know we scoured all the states, all the resources, exhausted everything
could think of then we had to go to the customers.
THE CUSTOMERS INCLUDED CITIES. TRAFFIC SIGNAL LIGHTS WENT OUT IN SAN
FRANCISCO. BUT SOME MOTORISTS.. DID NOT YIELD TO THE 4-WAY STOP SIGN
LUCIEN CANTON/EXEC. DIR., OES, T1/0329-0336, RUNS 7: i think the
single biggest thing that we look at is the intersection problem. how do
keep traffic rolling? that's probably the single biggest threat to
BUT ADMINISTRATORS IN THIS OAKLAND SENIORS DAY CARE CENTER, WORRY
THAT ANOTHER DAY OF SOARING TEMPERATURES AND BLACK OUTS.. COULD
THE HEALTH OF THEIR CLIENTS, SINCE THEIR BUILDING IS IN THE NEXT
HELEN WACHS/BAY AREA COMMUNITY SERVICES, T6/023018-30, RUNS 12: we
don't have a contingency plan because we don't have a generator here.
does have cell phones. so that if the telephones go out, we would be
stay in touch with people.
Republicans are hoping to use their slim majority in Congress to push through President Bush's budget.
The House is set to vote today on the nearly two- trillion- dollar spending plan.
It provides for a one-and-a-third-trillion- dollar tax cut over the next decade.
G-O-P leaders plan to vote on the Senate version of the budget bill tomorrow.[Roanoke-Fire]
A Roanoke County family lost its home last night to fire.
Despite firefighters efforts, flames consumed the Pruett family home in the Petty Acres subdivision off Plantation Road.
The Pruetts were able to get out of the home safely with their pets, but the home and its contents were destroyed.
Family members believe it started in the basement.
Authorities say it will be a few days before the structure is safe enough to investigate.
Roanoke County supervisors want to know what residents have to say about a plan to charge for ambulance service in the County.
A public hearing on the issue is scheduled in two weeks.
Yesterday-- county supervisors voted to go ahead with plans.
They also tried to erase some concerns.
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Supervisors say the move to charge for service is necessary to hire additional rescue personnel to cover the county.
The Hotel Roanoke was added to the list of Historic Hotels of America yesterday.
At the same time the new part has a new look.
Repairs to the Hotel's conference Center are now complete, after six months of work.
Expanding fill beneath the center buckled and cracked walls. Now, 8- million dollars later, the conference center has a new ballroom and Regency Dining room.
332 luxury guest rooms are graced with new carpeting, furniture and draperies.
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Still to come on the newscast, Survivor's creator may have to survive a scandal as a newspaper questions just how real IS real,
and we'll have a preview of tonight's Academy of Country Music Awards show.
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The bodies of two 14- year- old boys are discovered in a cave near Bethlehem.
One of them is an American, the other an Israeli.
Kobi Mandel's family had recently immigrated from Maryland.
Police believe Palestinian militants are responsible.
They say the boys were apparently bludgeoned to death.
Both were from a Jewish settlement in the West Bank.
The boys left their homes yesterday for a walk in the desert and hadn't been seen since.
Pope John Paul wrapped up his six-day journey through Biblical lands today.
The Pope ended his trip in Malta by looking over the shores where the Apostle Paul once preached.
More than half of the country's population gathered for the outdoor Mass.
He made an appeal to end the deadly cycle of violence in the Middle East.
The Pope will probably be happy to return home.
He's been battling fatigue throughout the trip, which also included stops in Greece and Syria.
A pair of surgically- separated Siamese twin girls is celebrating...
The girls turned one year old today.
They were born, joined at the head.
The twins remain in intensive care at a hospital in Singapore, following the 96-hour procedure last month to separate them.
Their parents, meanwhile, offered thanks today at a Hindu temple.
Doctors say they aren't sure yet whether the babies have suffered any permanent brain damage, but say their recovery is going well.
The stars are lining up in Los Angeles for tonight's 36th Academy of Country Music Awards.
One of the Nominees for Best New Male Vocalist is Lynchburg native Phil Vassar and as Terisa Estacio tells us these awards can turn a new comer into a shining star.
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[SUPER=01-Tammy Cochran/New Female Vocalist Nominee; :52 ]
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((For those looking to become the next big name in country music
..taking home a coveted newcomer award can make all the difference.
SO WILL IT BE PHIL VASSAR, KEITH URBAN OR BILLY GILMAN CROWNED AS THE
BEST NEW MALE VOCALIST IN THE COUNTRY MUSIC FAMILY?
(nats of Gilman rehearsing)
GILMAN MADE HIS DEBUT DURING LAST YEAR S ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD
SHOW-SINCE THEN HE SAYS IT S BEEN AN INCREDIBLE RIDE.
(sot/Billy Gilman. I am just so glad to be here)
AND YOU CAN T FORGET THE WOMEN, -CAROLYN DAWN JOHNSON WATCHED HER STAR
RECENTLY CLIMB UP THE BILLBOARD CHARTS, JAMIE O NEAL, AND TAMMY COCHRAN
WILL ALSO COMPETE FOR THE HONOR OF TOP NEW FEMALE VOCALIST.
(BRIDGE/TERISA ESTACIO/Tammy Cochran tells a heart wrenching tale in her
song-Angels in Waiting. Both of her brothers died due to cystic
fibrosis. We caught up with the musican warming up for a benefit
SOT: Tammy Cochran/Nominee.
(nats/ camera s ready )
AND FROM THE NEWCOMERS .... TO TODAYS SUPERSTARS. FRONT RUNNERS FOR
THE TOP PRIZE..ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR INCLUDE ..... Toby Keith and
LeeAnn Womack both up for six awards each. TERISA ESTACIO, CBS NEWS, LOS
You can watch the A-C-M Awards show tonight beginning at 8, here on your hometown station.[Weather]
[WXPRO/FULL] ROANOKE STATS
On Wall Street at Noon, stock prices are narrowly lower as the market tries to work its way back from early losses.
The DOW is down 12 Points. The NASDAQ has lost 28.
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Coming up the next
Randy Johnson "struck out" on tying a Major League record.. We'll have details in Sports.
And the Falcons put former Tech star Michael Vick in the Money.-
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The Atlanta Falcons are reportedly signing Michael Vick to his first professional contract today.
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Vick , who impressed the Atlanta coaches with his quick release and speed during rookie mini-camp this past season, gets a 6 year deal worth reportedly around 62 million dollars.
Three million dollars will come to Vick as a signing bonus, and he is guaranteed 15 million over the first three years of the contract.
With numbers like , it's hard to argue that he should have stayed in Blacksburg.
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Roanoke Steam Coach Steve Jerry says he is looking for a new attitude in the team this season.
He's signed 10 new players, six linemen, two quarterbacks and two fullback/linbackers.
Jerry feels the new guys will turn things around for the one and four Roanoke Arena Two football team.
Everyone was in action last night, fighting for playing time.
Coach Jerry says this is the best practice they've had all season.
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Coach Jerry has been waiting for six of the 10 new players to graduate from college.
Now he feels the Steam can make a playoff run.
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Roanoke plays in Charleston Saturday. The Steam's next home date is Friday May 18th, also against the Swamp Foxes.
So close - yet so far away.
That's how you could describe last nights game for Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson.
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Johnson briefly tied the major league record for strikeouts in a nine inning game.. but his teammates weren't helping him keep his share of the mark.
Johnson struck out 20 Cincinnati Reds to match the nine -inning record set by Roger Clemens and later matched by Kerry Wood.
But the D-Backs failed to score in the ninth - making it an extra-inning game ... and keeping Johnson out of the record books.
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Cave Spring downed Patrick Henry yesterday - leaving the Knights and Franklin County tied for first for the Roanoke Valley District softball title.
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The rains started midway through the Knights' meeting with Patrick Henry yesterday afternoon.
But Cave Spring started pouring on the runs in the bottom of the first inning. Laura Henderson crossed the plate on the wild pitch for the first score.
Still in the first, the Patriots got into trouble--
A bases loaded walk brings Tessa Ashwell safely home, and the Knights are up three to nothing.
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Patrick Henry's woes continue as Robyn Lyon catches the pop- up foul for the out.
But Lauran Lancaster slides under the tag at home , and Cave Spring wins 10-0 and is tied for first in the R-V-D with Franklin County.
A revelation by the creator of television's highest rated show could add fuel to the debate over just how REAL reality T-V is.
Survivor Creator Mark Burnett says he sometimes uses actors to re-enact scenes of contests on the hit show.
Burnett tells the New York Times that none of the Re-enactments affected the outcome of the contests or the show itself.
He says he used stand ins to reshoot a river swimming race this season.
The stand ins were filmed and mixed in later with shots of the actual race.
Burnett says the shots were only used when he lacked camera angles of the real event.
He told the Times, he could care less about the controversy, he's just making great television.
C-B-S says it has no problem with the practice.
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