Nearly a year after he gunned down seven people at Roanoke's Back Street Cafe-- killing one of them-- Ronald Gay is in court for his sentencing.
We'll have the latest.
And a woman in Moneta is charged with involuntary manslaughter after domestic dispute.
News 7 at noon is straight ahead.
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The community awaits the sentencing of convicted killer Ronald Gay.
The man who sprayed a gay bar with gunfire last year in Roanoke is being sentenced today.
Keith Humphrey is at the courthouse and has the latest on the story of Ronald Gay.
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A Moneta woman is facing involuntary manslaughter charges after a domestic dispute last week.
It happened in a home on Ballard's Circle Road on July 15th.
Investigators say 30- year- old Sandra Eggleston and 34- year- old Stacie English were arguing when English's mother- in- law tried to intervene.
Eggleston allegedly struck 56- year- old Jimmie English in the chest, knocking her to the floor.
An autopsy showed the blow caused her heart to stop beating.
Stacie English also suffered cuts and bruises to her face and head.
Eggleston remains free on bond.
A big change is coming to hundreds of Danville residents in the next year.
The city wants to change house numbers that are out of sequence and streets that have similar names.
For example, Danville has a Melrose Ave. and a Melrose Drive, both in close proximity of one another.
And that can lead to problems for emergency crews who are rushing to a scene.
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City officials say they involve the community as much as possible when deciding to change a street name.
Tonight at six, we'll take you to a street that recently got a new street name, and tell you what residents think about the changes.
President Bush had praise for the Pope after their historic meeting today outside Rome.
While there was no formal discussion about the use of human embryos for stem cell research, the Pontiff didn't miss the chance to make his position clear.
Gretchen Carlson has more from Italy.
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Like the four U-S presidents who preceded him...including his father ,
George W. Bush met with Pope John Paul earlier today. The 81 year old
Pontiff welcomed the President and then seized the chance to speak out
on the controversial issue of embryonic stem cell research.
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"a free and virtuous society, which America aspires to be-- must resist
practices that devalue and violate human life."
While the Catholic church is strongly opposed to the use of human
embryos for medical research, President Bush has not yet made up his
mind whether to approve federal money to fund studies.
I do care about the opinions of people.......especially people like the
(CARLSON STANDUP BRIDGE)
"One issue President Bush and the Pope will agree on is abortion. The
Vatican staunchly against abortion is happy to have a U-S President who
shares the same views."
The two leaders do not share the same views on the death penalty.... a
practice the U-S government has recently resumed after a 38 year hiatus.
In his remarks, the President steered clear of touchy issues, instead
paying tribute to the spiritual leader of over one BILLION Catholics.
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"You have urged men and women of good will to take to their knees before
God and to stand, unafraid before tyrants. And this has added greatly
to the momentum of freedom in our time."
An audience with the Pontiff has become a tradition for American
presidents, dating back to Woodrow Wilson. A chance to seek advice and
to court millions of catholic voters in the U-S.
Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, Castelgandolfo, Italy.
After two days of negotiating, representatives of nearly 200 nations agree to a global warming treaty.
The breakthrough came after a compromise decision on how to enforce legally binding sanctions against those who violate the treaty.
Its goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Meanwhile, the U-S still rejects the pact, with President Bush saying it'll harm the American economy.
The treaty must be ratified by 55 nations.
30- nations have already ratified it.
Negotiators win over the remaining countries by next year.
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Still to come on the newscast, workers in Baltimore are getting things back on track after last week's railroad accident,
and we'll tell you what one company is suggesting for a CHEAP solution to a big problem for poultry farmers.
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Indonesia has a new President after lawmakers ousted the former one.
Megawati (soo-kahr-noh-POOTREE) Sukarnoputri was sworn in today.
It happened just minutes after the national assembly dismissed President (ahb-doo-RAHK'-man) ( wah-HEED') Abdurrahman Wahid and elected her in a unanimous vote.
54-year- old Megawati has served as vice president, and is the daughter of Indonesia's founding President.
In her inaugural speech, she said she accepts ``the people's wishes,'' but didn't go into any specific policy initiatives.
Megawati will govern until after parliamentary elections are held in 2004.
A Baltimore rail tunnel is finally clear, five days after a freight train partially derailed and caught fire.
Crews removed the last smoldering rail car this morning.
A fire on the 60- car C-S-X train created chaos in the city last week.
The fire stopped traffic, postponed ball games, cut a fiber-optic line, and ruptured a water main.
A C-S-X spokesman says there's still a lot more work to do.
He says the rail tunnel must be vented before structural engineers can go in to inspect it.
Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay is forcing poultry farmers along the DELMARVA Peninsula to make some big changes in the way they dispose of manure.
While the clock is ticking for them to find a solution, one company says it should be within its power to burn it.
Eric Enberg has details.
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((NARR: On Maryland's eastern shore...the little chicken means big big
business. This is where America's poultry giants raise some 600 million
birds for market...
(nat sot) PECK PECK PECK
NARR: But what goes IN to a chicken...also comes OUT. And chicken waste
contains high levels of phosphorous blamed for polluting the Chesapeake
Bay...and suspected in the deaths 3 years ago of thousands of fish.
SOT: VIRGIL SHOCKELY (POULTRY FARMER)
"WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING, BECAUSE WE HAVE PRODUCED SO MUCH- YOU'RE
LOOKING AT 800,000 TO ONE MILLION TONS OF MANURE THAT IS PRODUCED BY THE
POULTRY INDUSTRY HERE ON DELMARVA PENINSULA."
NARR: For years, farmers like Virgil Shockley returned most of it to his
fields as fertilizer. But under a new law- the industry has just 4 years
to find something else to do with the waste. Unless they find a
solution, farmers say they face economic disaster.
NAT SOT: ROAR ROAR
NARR: Enter the Fibrowatt power company of England. This plant- an hour
from London- takes 350,000 tons of chicken waste each year....and turns
it into enough electric power for 100,000 people.
SOT: RUPERT FRASER (FIBROWATT)
"WE BELIEVE IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO NOT ONLY DO SOMETHING THAT'S GREEN,
BUT ALSO TO DO IT IN A GREEN WAY."
NARR: Fibrowatt wants to build a similar plant in Maryland. It would
seem to solve two problems with one stroke....ridding the area of
pollution, and providing the people with much needed energy.
Poultry growers and environmentalists have formed an unusual alliance
supporting the plan.
SOT:(MARILYN CUMMINS/ COASTAL BAYS FOUNDATION)
"AND THE FARMER'S GONNA GET PAID FOR THE MANURE THAT HE'S GONNA SELL TO
THIS POWER PLANT/ AND THEN THE ENVIRONMENT'S GONNA IMPROVE BECAUSE
THERE'LL BE LESS NUTRIENTS RUNNING OFF INTO THE BAYS, AND HOPEFULLY
THERE WILL BE MORE CRABS AND FISH FOR THE TOURISTS TO COME DOWN HERE TO
NARR: But is chicken power cost effective? Fibrowatt says yes...if it
gets the same kind of subsidies the fossil fuel industry enjoys. On an
equal playing field, they argue...the little chicken can prove its
Eric Engberg, CBS News, Washington.))
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Stay with us, after this break we'll speak with Brenda Feeny about this weekend's Virginia Highlands Festival AND we'll see some of her beautiful quilt work,
Also in our box office report, we'll see if the Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park Three were able to rise above America's Sweethearts.
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At the movies, people are still hungry for dinosaurs who are still hungry for people.
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The dinosaurs of Jurassic Park Three swallowed up the competition at the box office this weekend.
The third installment of the franchise made more than 50 MILLION dollars from Friday to Sunday.
That is in addition to the more than 30 MILLION it made Wednesday and Thursday.
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"America's Sweethearts" with Julia Roberts and John Cusack had a strong 31 million dollar opening. It was only the second time that two films opening on the same weekend both topped 30 MILLION dollars.
Last week's top movie "Legally Blonde" came in third.
The Score was close behind in fourth place and "Cats and Dogs" takes the fifth spot with a little over 6-point seven million dollars.
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If you'd rather head outdoors this weekend than sit in a dark movie theater, you may want to drive down to Abingdon.
This weekend kicks off the Virginia Highlands Festival.
The annual event features family events, music AND the work of some of the country's best craftsmen and artists.
Joining us today is Brenda Feeney.
Her beautiful quilts will be featured at the Highlands Festival.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 103 points
Nasdaq has lost 25 points.
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Coming up -
Making it to the Olympics takes years of training and preperation -
You have to meet weight requirement and be able to spit like no one else! We'll have details after the break.
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Dale Jarrett took the checkered flag at New England yesterday, but he still remains tied with Jeff Gordon in the points standings.
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5 laps into the race, Elliott Sadler and Joe Nemechek get together and crash in turn 3, bringing out the first caution of the day.
Jeff Gordon, who started on the pole, would dominate the early laps and he was the leader after 34.
But Dale Jarrett was making a move on lap 120.
He was running a strong second, closing in on Gordon for first place.
Jarrett was the leader after 141 laps of the race.
Ricky Rudd was in the thick of the race.
He was in second place, chasing his teammate Jarrett with 191 laps to go.
Kyle Petty was having a good run too.
He was in the 20-th spot with 99 laps left in the race.
On a re-start after a caution with 5 laps to go, Jarrett blew by Rudd for the lead.
He takes the checkered flag, winning the New England 300.
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Gordon received five extra points for leading the most laps in the race, which kept in the tie for first place in the season's points race.
David Duval captured his first major on the P-G-A tour yesterday at the British Open.
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Duval started the day tied for the lead at six under.
He took the lead after birdies on 2 straight par- five holes and never looked back.
Duval fired a final round 4 under par 67 for a total of 10 under par, and a three- shot victory over Sweden's Niclas Fast, who finished at 7 under.
The 29-year-old Duval wins his first major after 27 grand slam events.
Defending champion Tiger Woods matched par at 71 to finish at 1 under par.
And finally this afternoon..
You don't have to be named, "Bubba" to enter. But it probably helps..
Some North Carolina folks put on their own version of the Olympics yesterday.
The first ever "Bubba-limpics" were held at Emerald Point Water Park.
A Greensboro radio station chose seven contestants, each weighing at least 250 pounds.
They competed in events like a watermelon- seed spitting contest and a hot dog eating contest.
But in the end, Kelvin Carter proved HE was the best Bubba.....
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Carter took home a used pick- up truck, and also won a three- day trip to Myrtle Beach.
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