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President Bush chooses a Justice Department veteran to take the reigns of the F-B-I.
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And an Independence Day standoff in Roanoke turns into an eventful arrest.
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Partly sunny skies could lead to a few isolated thunderstorms as we head through the afternoon...I'll have your forecast...
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News 7 at noon is next.
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A new chapter begins for the much- maligned F-B-I as President Bush announces the agency's new director.

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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Just about a half-hour ago, the President nominated a Justice Department veteran to head the F-B-I.
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At a White House Rose Garden ceremony, Bush named San Francisco federal prosecutor Robert Mueller as his choice for the job.
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Today's announcement came as no surprise, Mueller's long been considered the front- runner to replace retired director Louis Freeh.
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The U-S spy plane that was grounded in China for three months is now back home in Georgia.
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A Russian cargo jet carrying the dis-assembled plane arrived at Dobbins Air Force base shortly after seven this morning.
The air base is near Lockheed Martin, which is the maker of the 80- million- dollar aircraft.
The fate of the Navy plane remains unclear.
Navy officials say it MIGHT be put together again.
If that doesn't happen, the pieces may be used for parts in other aircraft.
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The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford is getting another statue.
France will send the Memorial a bronze replica of a victory statue that was damaged by Nazis during the Normandy invasion.
The original depicts a woman wearing a flowing dress and a French battle helmet.
The replica should be delivered by the end of the year .. perhaps by November 11, Veterans Day.


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A Roanoke man faces a pile of charges .. following a July 4th standoff .. and more.
Police say after the suspect had been arrested, he then broke out of a patrol car.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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(( The standoff began when police went to investigate a report that shots had been fired from a home on Springhill Drive in Roanoke. When authorities arrived...they say Riccardo Hilton was sitting on the porch.
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((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE: OFFICERS ASKED HIM TO SHOW HIS HANDS AND HE WOULD NOT HE WENT BACK INSIDE THE HOUSE. ))

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Authorities say they repeatedly tried to communicate with Hilton by phone and a P-A system. When that failed-- they say tear gas was fired into the house.
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((SHELLY ALLEY: AFTER THAT OFFICERS SEARCHED THE HOUSE AND COULDN'T LOCATE HIM. AFTER THAT THEY WENT BACK IN A SECOND TIME AND LOCATED THE SUSPECT IN AN ATTIC FACE DOWN BEHIND SOME CLOTHING AND SOME FURNITURE.))
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The 21- year old was taken into custody-- and lead into a police car. But the trip to jail would prove to be an eventful one.
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((SHELLY ALLEY: WHEN THE OFFICER WHO WAS TRANSPORTING HIM GOT TO THE AREA OF 19TH STREET AND ORANGE AVENUE MR. HILTON KICKED OUT THE BACK WINDOW OF THE POLICE CAR AND DOVE OUT THE WINDOW OF THE CAR.))
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After a foot pursuit, Hilton was eventually recaptured and taken to jail. Police say Hilton is well known among law enforcement. They say he was wanted on several outstanding warrants. Hilton's also been vocal since the murder of his brother, Reaco, on Christmas Eve.... speaking at a vigil held just days later.
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Police are still searching for Reaco Hilton's killer.

Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))[Fingertip]


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Police in Albemarle County, near Charlottesville, have a much different July 4th incident under investigation.
They're looking for a man who bit off another man's fingertip .. after the fireworks show in Scottsville last night.
24 year old Steven Campbell told police several men jumped him and his friends in a parking lot, and in the fray, someone bit off his left ring finger from the tip to the first joint.




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A fire burned down his Enchanted Castle.
But now, owner Mark Cline is bringing the eclectic tourist attraction back... bigger and better.
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Investigators still haven't determined whether the fire was arson or accidental.
It caused about 30-thousand dollars damage to the workshop and a quarter - of- a - million dollars in damage to his fiberglass props and molds.
Cline says the new Enchanted Castle will be more than twice the size of its predecessor.
He hopes to re-open it in 2003.
We'll show you Cline's efforts to bounce back from the devastating fire... tonight on News-7 at 6.
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The Roanoke Times will remain downtown, with some help from the city.
The newspaper will expand .. and get a whole new printing press in a couple of years.
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Yesterday, city officials and the publisher of the paper gathered on the site of a 60-thousand square foot expansion project the paper hopes to begin this Fall.
In 1984, the Roanoke Times upgraded its existing press from letterset to offset, with disastrous results.
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((IT WAS A MESS. THAT'S WHY WE'RE EXCITED THIS TIME. WE DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT KIND OF JUGGLING ACT AGAIN.))
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Zomparelli says the paper considered moving, but felt strongly about staying downtown.
The city will GIVE the Roanoke Times the land- -displacing another business in the process. Howard's Car Care has been leasing the property from the city on a monthly basis.
The 31-million dollar project is supposed to be completed in the Spring of 2003.
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Food Lion is recalling its own brand of white corn tortilla chips from store shelves. The chips may contain a genetically-modified corn that's been blamed for causing allergic reactions. Detection of the yellow variety of the corn prompted widespread recalls last fall of tortillas, taco shells and other products. Food Lion will keep its store- brand white corn chip off the shelves indefinitely.

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Japan wants U-S military officials to turn over a rape suspect. The latest is still ahead on News 7 at Noon.
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And where was Gary Condit? The Congressman connected to the missing intern is a no-show in his home town parade.
But first, let's head to Leo Hirsbrunner in our Weather Center.
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Police in Washington D-C say they're trying to avoid getting caught up in the rumors surrounding the case of missing intern Chandra Levy.
Meanwhile, speculation continues about Levy's relationship with California Congressman Gary Condit, who was a NO-SHOW at yesterday's holiday celebrations in his hometown.
Hattie Kauffman reports.
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That was Hattie Kauffman reporting.

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Washington officials are accused of trying to "shield" an Air Force sergeant, who's accused of rape.
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Japan is demanding a quick decision on whether the U-S will hand over suspect Timothy Woodland.
Police say Woodland raped an Okinawan woman last week in the parking lot of a popular tourist area.
Woodland denies the charges.
He's been taken in every day for police questioning, but remains in the custody of the U-S military.

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Often the only exposure children get to museums are on school field trips.
But the Smithsonian is keeping kids interested in learning by a way of a two- million- dollar interactive exhibit.
Lee Cowan gives us a look.
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Dick Cranwell's political plans may be much clearer by tonight. We'll explain why, next.
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And whoa, Nellie. Two horses run wild along a crowded parade. We'll tell you how it ended.
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Delegate Dick Cranwell may make his election plans known today.
The Democratic floor leader has called a news conference this afternoon at the Vinton library.
The Republicans put Cranwell and Roanoke delegate Chip Woodrum in the same House district when the new boundary lines were drawn.
Woodrum is running to represent that new district, and says Cranwell won't oppose him.

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It hasn't taken long for a new chapter of The Boys and Girls Club in the New River Valley to catch on.
Enrollment has tripled in recent months. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon reports on a successful outreach to local kids.
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((Nats playing Like the kids it serves, the Boys and Girls Club of the New River Valley is growing. Program Coordinator Oliver Marques (Marks) says enrollment has tripled in the last 2-months.
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14-year old Brad Bustle is one of 120-kids attending the summer program. The club provides Brad a summer of friends and fun.
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((BRAD BUSTLE/CLUB MEMBER; IT'S A LOT BETTER THAN BEING HOME ALONE BY YOURSELF CAUSE YOU ALWAYS HAVE SOMEONE TO TALK TO.))
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Held Monday through Friday from 12 to 6 activities include games,sports, movies and trips to the pool and bowling alley.
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((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; TO EXPAND THEY NEED THINGS LIKE A VAN FOR TRANSPORTATION, MORE SPORTS EQUIPMENT AND OF COURSE VOLUNTEERS.))
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Ask the kids and they will tell you, it's their counselors that make the difference.
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((BRAD BUSTLE/CLUB MEMBER; THERE LIKE US EXCEPT THEIR OLDER, THEY ACT LIKE US THEY TALK LIKE US THEY PLAY SPORTS WITH US AND EVERYTHING THEY ARE JUST REALLY COOL.))
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((CHELSEA LINDSEY/CLUB MEMBER; THEY ALL HAVE THEIR UNIQUE PERSONALITY AND SO THERE JUST LIKE A FRIEND.))
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Friends that are investing their time into America's future. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg.))
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Mudslides have claimed the lives of at least 36 people in the northern Philippines.
16- others are missing.
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A typhoon triggered the mudslides, which also forced around 25- thousand residents from their homes.
The Philippine military says at least six towns and cities have suffered heavy flooding.
Officials say the death toll from the mudsclides could still rise because some people are buried in landslides, while others were swept away by swollen rivers.
Meanwhile, the typhoon is heading northwest, and is expected to hit Hong Kong later today.
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On Wall Street at Noon,

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the Dow was DOWN 101 points. Nasdaq was DOWN 42 points.

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Still to come on News 7 - Jennifer Capriati's quest for a grand slam ends at Wimbledon.
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And the Yankees take the win on the Fourth of July at home. We'll have details after the break.
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Jennifer Capriati's hopes for a Grand Slam are over.
Justine Henin (EH'-nehn), a 19-year-old from Belgium, charged back from a bad start to beat Capriati in the semifinals at Wimbledon.
Henin meets Venus Williams, who just minutes ago, defeated Lindsay Davenport.
Steffi Graf is the last player to win all four major tennis tournaments .. in 1988.


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The man who turned the golfing world around with 'Big Bertha' has died. 82-year-old (EL'-ee) Ely Callaway died of pancreatic cancer. The golf equipment pioneer turned Callaway Golf Company into the biggest clubmaker in the world with the 'Big Bertha' drivers. Doctors discovered a tumor on Callaway's pancreas two months ago during surgery to remove his gall bladder. [Take Yankees VO here]





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On to baseball, where both New York teams enjoyed a glorious fourth.
At Yankee Stadium, Roger Clemens, allowed 2 runs and five hits in six and a two -thirds innings.
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Paul O'Neill provided the offense. He hit this three- run homer to right field, and the Yankees hold on to beat Baltimore 4 to 3 for their seventh straight win.
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Over at Shea Stadium, a fan holding a cutout of Sammy Sosa.
The Cubs would tie the game in the top of the second. Robert Machado hits this single to right field, scoring Ricky Gutierrez to make it 1 to 1.
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Then in the bottom of the second, pitcher Glendon Rusch with the suicide squeeze- bunt scores Jay Payton from third and the Mets hold on for the 2 to 1 win.
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Salem's John Lindsay hit his first homer as an Avalanche last night, a solo shot in the top of the ninth.
But the Lynchburg Hillcats hold on for the 9 to 6 win over the Avalanche.
Game 2 of the three- game set is scheduled for Lynchburg tonight.


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Football fans in Southwest Virginia already know one of the Steam's newest players.
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Anthony Drakeford suited up first for Ferrum, then the Roanoke Rush, and now he's number one for the Steam.
One of the older players on the squad, coach Steven Jerry says he brings stability to the team.
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When he's not practicing to make the big play, Anthony is working at Planned Parenthood as the coordinator for community education.
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The Steam's next game is in Florida against the Firecats Saturday night.

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And before we leave you today, two horses REALLY showed their independence during a parade in Colorado.
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They became spooked while pulling a covered wagon during yesterday's parade to kick off the "Greeley Stampede".
The horses started racing down the parade route, and veered toward a crowd of spectators.
Just as the horses and wagon came near the curb, one of the horses slipped and fell.
Luckily, neither the horse nor any of the parade watchers was hurt.
The "Greeley Independence Stampede" is the world's largest Fourth of July rodeo and western celebration.
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((Tommorow on News 7 Mornin.))
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[Kim on camera] [Music under] Wake up to the sounds of Irish acoustic musician and singer Maurice (Morris) Dickson. He'll be in concert this weekend, but you can get a sneak peek of his performance with us.....

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Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'. [Animation full]