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On News 7 at Noon, a guilty plea today from the man charged in the Backstreet Cafe shootings.
Details, coming up.
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and they're quickly becoming the most popular newborns in the Roanoke Valley--
Today, the three snow leopard cubs at Mill Mountain Zoo see a doctor for their first official check-up.
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Sunny but dry weather will continue as temperatures soar.. I'll have the forecast...
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Stay with us-- News 7 at noon is straight ahead.


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Months after the shootings at Roanoke's Back Street Cafe-- the man serving time for the crime confesses.
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[Gay]


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Ronald Gay pled guilty to first degree murder of Danny Overstreet and to three counts of aggravated malicious wound and three counts of malicious wounding.
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Keith Humphry is at the courthouse with the latest.
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Fire and smoke damaged a home in Roanoke this morning...
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Fire officials say fire broke out on a home on Arcadia Drive while its occupants were at work. Officials say the fire was confined to a bedroom and an adjacent office and caused extensive smoke damage. No one was injured in the blaze. There is no word yet on the cause of the fire.
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Norfolk Southern shareholders challenged the six figure bonuses that nearly 30 N-S officers receive each year. At the Railroads annual stockholders meeting today, many said executives should only receive a bonus if the company performs well.
But 92% of shareholders disagreed.
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News 7 Business reporter Jennifer Miele is in Norfolk with the latest.
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[Leopards]


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Three snow leopard cubs at Mill Mountain Zoo are in perfect health.
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The two females and one male underwent their first official physical this morning. Dr. Bill Poage (Pohg) weighed the babies and determined their sex. He also implanted microchips in each cubs' neck.
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((DR. BILL POAGE/VETERINARIAN: RIGHT NOW, THIS MICROCHIP WILL BE A ROCK SOLID WAY OF IDENTIFYING THE DIFFERENT CUBS SO THAT WEIGHTS CAN BE TRACKED ACCURATELY, SIGNS OF DISEASE AND EVERYTHING CAN BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CORRECT BABY, THESE KIND OF THINGS.))
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After their check-up the cubs went right back into their den. They were born last Friday. Zoo workers say they'll wait to give the cubs names until they're a bit older and develop individual personalities. They'll stay with their mother until sometime in June, when experts say they should be strong enough to be let out into the display pen.
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At least a hundred people are killed as things get out of hand at a sporting event. We'll have that story after the break,
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and in Los Angeles, police investigating the murder of Robert Blakes' wife say they are not ruling out ANYONE as a suspect.
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A soccer match turns deadly for fans in Ghana--
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This video captures the stampede that killed more than 100 people last night.
With five minutes left in the game, fans began throwing bottles and chairs onto the field.
Witnesses say panic set in when police fired tear gas in an attempt to calm the unruly fans.
Spectators rushed to escape the tear gas, and ran up against a locked gate.
Doctors say most of the victims were crushed.
Dozens of others were injured.
This was the fourth soccer stampede in Africa in a little over a month.
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It may SEEM like an episode from his former detective series--
But Los Angeles police are focusing REAL attention on actor Robert Blake.
They've searched Blake's home for a second time in connection with his wife's murder.
Terisa Estacio reports.
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((Los Angeles Police, armed with a warrant, searched actor Robert Blake's Studio City home Wednesday night. Detectives got the second search warrant based on what officials called new information in the case.

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Blake and his 45-year-old wife Bonny Bakley had been dining in Los Angeles late last week. She was shot in the head while sitting in their car as the actor returned to a restaurant to retrieve his gun. The star of the 70's hit show Baretta said he had the weapon because he feared for his wife's life.

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They were looking for anything that would indicate she had trouble with anyone, including Mr. Blake, anyone in her past.
An earlier search of Blake's home retrieved two nine-millimeter guns, along with other paperwork....but police had maintained Blake was only a witness and not a suspect.
The two were married late last year after DNA tests proved he was the father of their baby girl. Bakley lived in a cottage behind the actor's home. She reportedly signed a pre-nuptial agreement to stay out of trouble.

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The mystery sounds like a plot from Baretta: Blake's Emmy award winning detective series from the 70s. But with this latest search warrant issued, the mystery only deepens.
TE CBS News Los Angeles

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The media spotlight is nearly blinding in Terre Haute, Indiana--
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Reporters from all over the world are arriving early to cover Timothy McVeigh's execution, which is scheduled for next Wednesday.
Network news crews are setting up a village of trailers that they'll use as temporary stations.
Workers are building platforms to be used as news sets, and making sure telephone wires and electric cables are ready to go.
Organizers say this set- up is different from those of other big events they've covered.
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A top Iraqi official says the U-S is afraid of Iraq's air defenses.
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That's in reponse to reports that U-S military officials recommend the Bush administration reduce the number of patrols in Iraq's no- fly zone.
At a conference today, Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz said Iraq's air defenses are forcing Americans to re- evaluate their air patrols.
A Pentagon official says the military commanders made the recommendation, because they felt there was increasing danger that an allied plane could be shot down.
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A regional airline that serves Roanoke may have to ground itself.
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Comair announced yesterday it could go out of business if its striking pilots reject a government proposal to end their walk-out. Comair says the strike is costing it four million dollars a day-- That's about 180- million dollars since the walk-out began in late March. An official with the pilots' union says the latest proposal falls short of what the pilots wanted, but union leaders say they aren't telling them how to vote.
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Still to come on the newscast, a longtime Roanoke County buisness is torn down,
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and we'll tell you about a group of former military men that is calling on Congress to conduct a serious investigation into U-F-O's and alien life.
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An account of the journey by the first man in space is among the items that were up for bid in New York.
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Christie's auction house hosted an space memorabilia sale yesterday.
The signed mission report from Russia's cosmonaut, who was the first to enter space 40 years ago, sold for 171- thousand dollars.
The auction also featured a contemporary duplicate of Sputnik One-- which sold for 116- thousand- dollars.
Perhaps the priciest item-- astronaut James Irwin's space suit emblems earned 358- thousand- dollars at the auction.
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A group of people meeting in the nation's capitol also have an interest in things from Space.
But they're not concerned with what's been there and come back. They're more interested in what's STILL out there.

As Chris Chmura tells us, these people want Congress to start a serious investigation into U-F-O's.
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(( GRAHAM BETHUNE INSISTS HE SAW A UFO LIKE THIS 50 YEARS AGO WHILE FLYING FOR THE NAVY.

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"I'm staring at it in my face. All I could see was a 300-foot diameter circular craft."

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BETHUNE BELIEVES HE'S NOT ALONE... AND, HE ISN'T. THIS PANEL IS PACKED WITH PEOPLE TELLING SIMILAR TALES OF EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL ENCOUNTERS.

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"I looked out the window, and saw a craft heading for the ground and crashed."

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"A bright, glowing red object hovering outside the front gate, that was oval shaped."

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"We documented 6 to 7 UFOs... we don't know who was guiding them, but we know they were intelligent."

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THIS GROUP OF MAINLY EX-MILITARY MEN IS ARMED WITH PHOTOS, DOCUMENTS, AND VIDEOS WHICH THEY ARGUE IS PROOF OF ALIENS. THESE SELF-DESCRIBED WITNESSES ARE CALLING ON CONGRESS TO HOLD HEARINGS ABOUT THEIR EVIDENCE... AND CLAIMS THE GOVERNMENT HARBORS SO MUCH MORE IN SECRET.

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"We can absolutely prove, without a doubt, that 1.) we're not alone, 2.) We've been visited, and 3. That there are very classified projects committed to this subject."

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THOSE IN CONGRESS WHO'D LISTEN REMAIN SKEPTICAL.

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"I'm focused on some other things, quite frankly."

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THOUGH, WITNESSES ARE CONFIDENT THE MYSTERY CAN BE SOLVED.

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"We've got younger people in... with open minds... they grew up watching this on TV. We can talk to them. So, we feel now is the time."

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IN WASHINGTON, CHRIS CHMURA REPORTING.
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No CATFIGHTS in Congress today--
The Senate is expected hand President Bush a huge victory when it approves a nearly two - trillion- dollar budget.

Some moderate Democrats are expected to provide the votes Republicans need in order to pass the plan.
Teri Okita has more.
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((TRACK: IF THE SENATE'S MODERATE DEMOCRATS JUMP ON-BOARD, THE 2002 BUDGET OF NEARLY TWO-TRILLION DOLLARS WILL LIKELY GET THE GREEN LIGHT.

( Alternate track: WITH CRUCIAL VOTES FROM THE SENATE'S MODERATE

DEMOCRATS, THE 2002 BUDGET OF NEARLY TWO-TRILLION DOLLARS HAS BEEN GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT )

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TRACK: GRAPHIC 20:26:50 THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE BUDGET IS A 1.35-TRILLION DOLLAR TAX CUT OVER 11-YEARS. IT ALSO LIMITS SPENDING GROWTH TO FOUR-PERCENT FOR MOST FEDERAL PROGRAMS. REPUBLICANS SAY IT SETS ASIDE EXTRA MONEY FOR AREAS LIKE DEFENSE, EDUCATION AND HEALTH INSURANCE FOR THE POOR.

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TRACK: BUT MANY DEMOCRATS CONTEND THE TAX CUTS FAVOR THE RICH ...
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CUTS EDUCATION PROGRAMS BELOW THE INFLATION GROWTH RATE, AND LEAVES LITTLE ROOM FOR INCREASES IN DEFENSE SPENDING.

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TRACK: GRAPHIC: 20:27:05 (Alternate track AND IF IT PASSES ) , THE BUDGET STILL LEAVES MANY QUESTIONS UNANSWERED. FOR EXAMPLE, CUTS ARE EXPECTED IN INCOME TAX RATES, BUT WHAT'S UNCLEAR IS JUST "WHO" WOULD BENEFIT ... AND BY "HOW MUCH".

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STANDUP: Those who support the package consider it simply a "blueprint" for spending and tax relief .. but without more specifics, opponents say the devil could certainly be in the details...to be hammered in the next few months. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was up almost 42 points. NASDAQ has lost 7.

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Still to come on News 7 - it's down with the old and up with the new for a longtime Roanoke restaurant,
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And in Sports, Roanoke College prepares for the Division three tourney - We'll have details after the break.
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Virginia Tech and Radford hooked up at the historic Calfee Park in Pulaski last night.
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This little girl was having the time of her life. And so was Tech early on, as Kevin Bice hits the wall in right center field with this blast.
The shot brings in John West, and Tech is on top 2-to-nothing in the second. The Tech defense would also shine last night.
The infield hauls in Tom Van Hoose's liner and then makes an acrobatic throw back to first for the double play.
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In the bottom of the fifth, Tech would score again as West sends one north with the bouncer. Chris Hutchison scores on the play from first base, and Tech won it last night 5-to-2.
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The Roanoke College softball team is prepping itself for the opening round of the N-C-double-A division three Atlantic Regional tournament.
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For the second year in a row, the Maroons will host the event.
Roanoke finished the regular season 38 and 8, along with their third consecutive ODAC championship. But the tone for this season was set last year in the regionals, when Roanoke advanced to the championship brackett.
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Roanoke Seniors Amy Layman and Casey Smith were both named the school's Female Athletes of the year.
Layman's selection is the first ever for a Roanoke softball player, while Smith becomes the third female athlete to win the award twice.
Maroons basketball player Colby Leftwich was awarded the Male Athlete of the year honor.

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The Sixers and Raptors are all tied up in the Eastern conference semi-finals.
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Allen Iverson blew up last night at the First Union Center by knocking in 54 points. He had 20 in the second quarter, and 19 more in the 4th as he completely outscored the rest of his teammates.
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Game three is Friday night in Toronto. The Sixers get this one 97-to-92.
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A fixture on Peters Creek Road came crashing down today, but not to worry.
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This morning, the heavy equipment took a bite out of the Old Parkers Seafood building.
The restaurant hasn't gone out of business... It's merely moving to some distinctive, new digs next door.
The old building will make way for more parking, when the restaurant re-opens to diners.
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