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Up next on News 7--
They're easily the most popular felines in the Roanoke Valley.
Now the Mill Mountain Zoo snow leopard cubs are on public display.
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And Microsoft has a major victory.
A federal appeals court has reversed the break-up of the software giant.
Details, straight ahead.
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It's noontime and already it's hot and humid, without looking at your calendar or the kids running around your house... you can tell it's summer! Today's sun may change on us though, we'll explain in a minute.
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News 7 at noon, right after the break.

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[Microsoft]


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Just moments ago a federal appeals court handed software giant Microsoft a major victory.
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The court reversed the breakup of Microsoft as it ordered that a new judge decide the case.
The appeals court ruled that judge Thomas Penfield Jackson improperly conducted himself in the case. The court says he left himself open to the appearance that he was biased against Microsoft. In its ruling, the court accuses Jackson of ``holding secret interviews with members of the media.''
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It also says he ``made numerous offensive comments about Microsoft officials in public statements outside of the courtroom.''
We'll have more on this developing story tonight on News 7 at 5.


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Oscar- winner Jack Lemmon died last night in Los Angeles, losing a battle with cancer.
His displayed his acting talent in roles as varied as cross- dressing flapper to a grumpy, old man.
Manuel Gallegus has more on Lemmon's long and celebrated career.
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Disturbing testimony and video today during a child- neglect hearing in Idaho.
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19- year- old Erina McGuckin testified her family lived in a house without running water, and with little or no heat.
Erina left home a year ago to join the Navy.
A magistrate is trying to decide whether her mother, JoAnn McGuckin should stand trial for child neglect.
It was McGuckin's arrest that led to six of her children holding a five- day standoff with police at their ramshackle home in the woods.
McGuckin's been in jail since May 29th.
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Neighbors of comedian Paula Poundstone are showing their support after she was arrested and charged with three counts of committing a lewd act upon a child.
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One neighbor scrawled the words, "Not Fair" on his car.
And a welcome- home sign was prominently displayed on Poundstone's door after she was released on 200- thousand- dollars' bail.
The L-A District Attorney's office says the alleged incidents involved two young girls and two boys.
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((STEVE CRONE/POUNDSTONE'S ATTORNEY: WE'VE BEEN COOPERATIVE WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT THROUGHOUT THIS INVESTIGATION...I SEE NO REASON FOR THEM TO GO OUT AND ARREST HER. ))
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While Poundstone is a foster parent, it's unclear whether the alleged victims are her foster children.
She faces more than 13 years in prison if she's convicted.
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[Snow-Leopards]


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Mill Mountain Zoo's snow leopard cubs are on display.
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The nearly 2-month old cats were weighed this morning before being released into the outdoor pen for public viewing. The cats weigh about 6-pounds each and are now eating meat. Handlers say they're big enough now that mom, Tasha, is having trouble controlling their adventerous spirits.
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((MOM WOULD TAKE 'EM BACK INTO THE DEN, TAKE 'EM BACK INTO THE DEN. SHE WAS LOSING CONTROL. SHE'D GET ONE IN AND ONE WOULD BE OUT SO SHE LEFT 'EM OUT LONGER AND LONGER SO WE JUST FELT..... MOM WOULD LIKE TO GO BACK IN THE DEN NOW, BUT SHE'LL LAY DOWN SOON AND THIS WILL JUST BECOME NORMAL TO HER.))
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The cubs and Tasha will be on display every day, weather permitting. The zoo hopes to introduce them to their father, Boris, in the next couple months. Eventually, all four cats may be displayed together.
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The battle over the state budget has produced some good news for potential medicaid patients.
A whole new group of elderly or disabled Virginians will be eligible for coverage July first -- because lawmakers fought to keep it in the budget last year.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( Even though the federal government reimburses states 50 percent of Medicaid costs, Virginia has only covered those senior or disabled people who make 37 percent or less BELOW the poverty level.
In four days, the bar is raised to allow those who make 80 percent to be covered.
That's still only 573 dollars a month for an individual-- not much to dance about.
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((VAL MARSH/ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL: THE 37 PERCENT MEANT JUMPING...INCOME COULDN'T EXCEED250 TO 350 BUCKS. THAT WAS SHOCKING TO US.))
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So the Virginia Alliance for the Mentally Ill is trying to get the word out.
Republican Delegate Phil Hamilton of Newport News goes as far as saying he doesn't think the Gilmore administration is going to work very hard to tell Virginians they may now qualify.
And Hamilton says the good Medicaid news should NOT fool people into believing cuts to mental health aren't still coming from Governor Jim Gilmore -- as he scrambles to balance the budget and pay for the car tax cut.
Hamilton says he expects the cuts to be announced as Gilmore leaves office in January.
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((DEL. PHIL HAMILTON/R-NEWPORT NEWS: AND IF THERE ARE GONNA BE REDUCTIONS, I'M SURE THAT THE FOLKS THAT ARE GONNA BE IMPACTED...OR THAT SERVICE IS BEING REDUCED.))
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((BARBARA MARSH: GETTING FULL MEDICAID MEANS THAT I FEEL LIKE I GET HEALTH CARE THAT OTHER PEOPLE GET. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO ME.))
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But as for Medicaid, more low income disabled people like Chesterfield County's Barbara Marsh will finally feel the impact of health care coverage they've so far been NOT poor enough to qualify for.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

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A man accused of murdering an American abortion doctor could be sent home from France to stand trial. But there is one catch...we'll tell you what it is after the break,
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and we'll tell you why two people came half way across the world to get married in the Star City.
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Okay we're heating up today... even more than yesterday. On Wednesday, Danville hit 89 and Lynchburg maxed out at 87. Today the mercury could possibly top out at 92 degrees. Right now Roanoke and heading south through the New River Valley, temperatures are up to 82. Martinsville is already heating up to a high 88 dgrees. And the mountains of West Virginia are lagging behind with temperatures in the low seventies. As for the rest of the afternoon, expect our skies to be filled with both the sunshine and a fair share of clouds. But watch out for an afternoon shower as you head to your car after work or maybe when you steal a late-day nap. There was a slight chance yesterday, and a few areas saw a bit of rain, maybe the same thing for today. We've also got an early check on the weekend coming up.[11Bramblett]


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Relatives of Ben Carr are upset attorneys for Earl Bramblett have labeled the deceased postal employee an "alternate suspect" in the murders of a Vinton family.
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At a hearing in federal court yesterday, Earl Bramblett's new lawyers argued their theory that Carr could have committed the crime.
At the very least, they say, the prosecutor should have alerted the defense that Carr had said he'd "killed people for a lot less."
Carr's 30-year old son concedes Ben might have said such a thing, but he refuses to believe his father was involved.
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((NICHOLAS CARR/BEN CARR'S SON; HIS NAME SHOULDN'T BE CARRIED IN THE SAME BREATH AS EARL BRAMBLETT. EARL BRAMBLETT IS A PEDOPHILE AND A MURDERER WHO DESERVES WHAT ULTIMATELY HE HAS BEEN GIVEN.))
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Lawyers on both sides declined to comment on the case.
The judge made several comments noting how strong the evidence is against Bramblett, but he stopped short of making a ruling on the request for a new trial.
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Bramblett was sentenced to death for the 1994 murders of Blaine and Teresa Hodges and their two children.[Aborti

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A French court ruled this morning that one of America's most wanted fugitives is coming home to face trial for the murder of an abortion doctor.
But as Gretchen Carlson reports, that might take a long time.
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LOCATOR: Rennes, France

(NAT - reporters) As James Kopp arrived at the French Court of Appeal,

he surprisingly responded to reporters questions about the murder of abortion doctor Bernard Slepian.

(SOT) James Kopp - Alleged Abortion Doctor Murderer

Who killed Doctor Slepian? Thats the only question you should ask.
At the court hearing, a 3-judge panel recommended Kopp should be extradited to the United States to face the murder charges - with some restrictions.

(SOT) Herve Rouvaud-Le Boeuf, Kopps Lawyer

The Court of Appeal has only said yes to the federal extradition application because the American authorities have promised there will be no death penalty.
In 1981, France abolished capital punishment and does not extradite suspects who face the death penalty at home.
Kopp could have been a candidate. He was one of the FBIs most wanted fugitives before he was caught - wanted for the 1998 sniper-style murder of Slepian - a New York doctor who performed abortions.
The murder happened at Slepians home. Police believe Kopp was positioned outside near a tree when he fired shots through a window -- killing the doctor.

(SOT) Herve Rouvaud-Le Boeuf, Kopps Lawyer

He cannot be extradited until he has decided whether to make an appeal coula cassion or not.

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Kopp has until next Wednesday to decide if he will appeal. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York. ))

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It's not unusual for a new bride and groom to have stars in their eyes on their wedding day. But a couple from England has taken it to the extreme.
The pair came all the way to Roanoke to get married under the Mill Mountain star.
Jennifer Miele has more.
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(( ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: IT ALL STARTED IN 1998, WHEN THE BRIDE TO BE MET A ROANOKE WOMAN IN AN INTERNET CHATROOM. THE TWO BECAME SUCH GOOD FRIENDS, THAT SHE AND HER FIANC´┐Ż DECIDED TO VISIT AMERICA. THEY LOVED IT SO MUCH, THEY DECIDED TO TIE THE KNOT WITH STARS IN THEIR EYES.)) Ellen Carney and Steve McCann, both 22 of Manchester, England, no distance was too far to travel to be with friends on their wedding day.
And one friend especially.... Shannon Holt. Shannon and Ellen met on the Internet. Next Saturday, Shannon will stand by Ellen's side as her maid of honor... not in a church, but at the Mill Mountain Star.
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((Ellen Carney and Steve McCann/Bride and Groom: AFTERWARDS, WE'RE GOING TO NEW YORK PIZZA IN VINTON BECAUSE YOU JUST HAVE TO HAVE PIZZA AND everyone AT HOME'S BEEN LIKE PIZZA.. WHAT A GREAT IDEA. BECAUSE ITS JUST SO NOT ENGLISH I SUPPOSE. yeah, JUST A BIT.)) [RUNS12]
Needless to say, Ellen and Steve aren't your ordinary couple... and fittingly enough, Shannon's SISTER is the best man.
What sets these two apart?
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((Ellen Carney and Steve McCann/Bride and Groom: SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE, I THINK AND BEING THEIR FOR EACH OTHER, ALWAYS... KISS.)) [RUNS08]
The couple's been to America once before... but Roanoke is definitely their star city.
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((SHANNON HOLT: THEY WENT UP TO NEW YORK FOR THREE DAYS BEFORE THEY FLEW BACK HOME AND DIDN'T CARE FOR IT TOO MUCH. THEY SAID THEY WERE SOUTHERNERS AND THEY WOULD STAY THAT WAY WHEN THEY CAME BACK TO AMERICA.)) [RUNS13]
So it's not the Big Apple, but the Roanoke Star that has captured their hearts.
The couple even wants to move here, but the Green Card process is getting in the way.
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((ELLEN CARNEY AND STEVE MCCANN: WE'RE NOT GOING TO EVER GIVE UP.)) [RUNS03]
Until then, they'll keep shooting for the stars. Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))
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Coming up a little later in the newscast, we'll meet some young people who want to change the world through their songs,
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But first, Mayberry, North Carolina comes to Nashville, Tennessee as cast members and fans of the Andy Griffith Show get together for a family reunion.
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Every weekday afternoon at 5-30, those unforgettable Mayberry characters can be seen right here on Your Hometown Station.
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This week, 10 original cast members of the "Andy Griffith Show" are in Nashville.
Unfortunately, Andy himself couldn't make it.
But Barney, Thelma Lou, and Goober are among those in Music City for the three- day Mayberry reunion.
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((GEORGE LINDSEY/"GOOBER": IT IS AN EXCITING TIME. I HAVEN'T SEE THESE PEOPLE IN A LONG TIME. SOME OF THEM 10 YEARS AGO. IT'S LIKE, "WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?" THEY'RE WONDERING WHAT I LOOK LIKE! ))
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The legendary actors will get a chance to brush up on their performing skills--
Tomorrow, they'll do a show in full character as part of the celebration.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 196 points.

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Still to come on News 7 - Millionaires are now coming right out of high school.
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They're not computer geniuses.. but professional hoopsters who hope to make the grade in the N-B-A. We'll have details after the break.
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Millionaires right out of high school. Last night's N-B-A draft took its first pick right off the graduation stage.
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The Washington Wizards used the top pick to take Brunswick, Georgia's (QUAM- may) Kwame Brown.
He's a six- foot, eleven- inch 240- pound kid who just graduated from high school. Never before has a high school player been the top pick. In fact high school kids were taken with 4 of the first 8 picks. Oak Hill's DeSagana Diop (JOP) ironically went to the Cavaliers - the Cleveland Cavs with the 8th pick. Duke's Shane Battier slipped a bit, going 6th to the Vancouver Grizzlies. North Carolina's Brendan Haywood went 20th to the Cavs, but he was then traded to the Magic. And fellow-Tarheel Joseph Forte was selected by the Celtics with the 21st pick.
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Clemson's Will Solomon and Maryland's Terrence Morris went in the second round.

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The National Basketball Developmental League leaders will be back in Roanoke today to announce that Kent Davidson is the Star City team's first head coach. Davidson is a former coach in both the CBA and USBL. He spent last season as the coach of the Dodge City Legend. Yesterday afternoon the Columbus, Georgia team named Jeff Malone its head coach. The Georgia native played 13 years in the NBA, spending most of his time with Bullets in the 80's.

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Cave Spring's football team has added former UVa standout tight end Walt Derey to the coaching staff.
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Derey is helping the Knights in their summer weight lifting program. Derey attended Northside and, out of respect for his longtime mentor Jim Hickam, made sure his former coach knew why he was with Cave Spring.
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Derey finished playing at UVa in 1996, and this is his first crack at coaching. He will work with the receivers.
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After nine months, 35- thousand miles and 174 performances, an international ORPHANS's choir is ready to declare its first "American concert tour" a success.
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Sponsored by the Forest- based charity WorldHelp, these children from Nepal, India and the Phillipines sang for more than 75- thousand people around the country.
The tour helped raise more than a "quarter of a million dollars" to help build orphanages and feed hungry children around the world.
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((MIKE STEWART/WORLDHELP: HE SAID `I'VE SEEN CHILDREN FOR YEARS AND SEEN CHILD SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMS FOR YEARS, HE SAID BUT I'VE ALWAYS FELT LIKE I WANTED TO SPONSOR ONE BUT IT WAS OUT OF GUILT MORE THAN OUT OF COMPASSION. BUT I'VE SEEN THESE CHILDREN AND I'M READY TO SPONSOR A CHILD BECAUSE I HAVE COMPASSION FOR THEM NOT JUST I FEEL GUILTY BECAUSE SOMEONE TOLD A SAD STORY.))
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A second group of children arrives in August for another U-S concert tour.
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