Coming up on News 7--
After admitting to drowning her five children, Andrea Yates appears in a Texas courtroom to face capital murder charges.
And three Japanese children are stabbed when a masked man breaks into their home.
Today will be the third straight day with temperatures in the 90s making an official heatwave....will it continue I'll let you know in my forecast....
News 7 at noon is next.
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The Texas woman accused of drowning her five children is arraigned this morning.
Andrea Yates' attorneys will use an insanity defense.
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Yates pleaded innocent today to two counts of capital murder by reason of insanity.
Terisa Estacio has more from Houston.
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Narr; Andrea Yates pleaded innocent by reason of insanity today to two
counts of capital murder.
Yates said nothing as her attorney entered the plea for her.
she did not look at her husband who was seated nearby.
POLICE SAY THE 37 YEAR OLD HAS ADMITTED KILLING HER FOUR SONS AND INFANT
DAUGHTER... DROWNING THEM ONE AT A TIME IN THE BATHTUB OF HER SUBURBAN
RUSSEL YATES SAYS HIS WIFE BEGAN SUFFERING FROM POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION
AFTER THE BIRTH OF THEIR SECOND CHILD... A PROBLEM THAT GOT
PROGRESSIVELY WORSE AND EVEN CAUSED ANDREA YATES TO ATTEMPT SUICIDE.
AT SOME POINT A HEARING WILL BE HELD TO DETERMINE WHETHER YATES IS
COMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL, BUT SO FAR THAT DATE HAS NOT BEEN SET.
THERE'S BEEN NO WORD YET FROM THE PROSECUTION ON WHETHER THEY'LL SEEK
THE DEATH PENALTY.
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In Northern Japan, a man breaks into a home and stabs three children-- two of them fatally.
A two-year-old boy and a five- year-old girl died.
A six- year girl was injured, but her injuries do not appear to be life- threatening.
Police say a man wearing a ski mask stabbed the children one by
one with a kitchen knife.
The six-year- old girl escaped and ran to a neighbor's house.
The children's parents were NOT home at the time.
Meanwhile, authorities aren't confirming local news reports that the suspect has turned himself in.
Chinese authorities are holding 15 people suspected of causing a mine accident that killed at least 80 workers.
Among the suspects in custody, the manager of the firm that owns the mines.
Authorities believe the suspects are responsible for three tin mines becoming flooded.
There are also reports the the suspects stand accused of trying to conceal the accident.
Meanwhile, hundreds of workers are still believed to be trapped in the mines.
Last month's accident happened when miners drilled into an un- used shaft, releasing a torrent of water.
A tanker truck accident has closed one of Chicago's major expressways.
The fire commissioner says it could be hours before the road is open to traffic again.
A semi rolled over during the early rush hour today.
It then began leaking chemicals, and heavy smoke began pouring out.
The highway is closed in both directions, and some buildings near it were evacuated.
There are no reports of any serious injuries, but six firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion.
Like vacationers across the country, Senator George Allen is hitting the road this summer in a recreational vehicle.
Today's stop was General Electric in Salem.
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G-E officials made note of the high-tech capabilities the Salem facility has, including its turbine technology.
The turbines are comprised of cutting edge technology and used in power plants across the country.
Allen was also informed of the six million dollar investment G-E has made in it's area manufacturing facilities.
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Still to come on News 7 at Noon
Two students make a very costly call -
And after six months in a foreign prison - he's coming home. We'll have details after the break.
Right now, we're hoping for some good news from Leo. Let's find out when things are finally going to cool off--
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American Fulbright scholar John Tobin is finally heading home today, after spending six months in a Russian jail.
Richard Roth has more on the homecoming.
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(Tobin walking through airport - CBS)
NARR: HOMEWARD BOUND FROM MOSCOW'S AIRPORT 5 DAYS AFTER HIS RELEASE,
TOBIN LOOKED LIKE A TRAVELLER GLAD HIS TRIP WAS ENDING.
SOT TOBIN: I'm really happy to be going home everybody and looking
forward to seeing my friends and family.
FILE - VORONEZH, RUSSIA JANUARY+ FEBRUARY 2001
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NARR: AN AMERICAN SCHOLAR STUDYING SOUTH OF MOSCOW, TOBIN HAD BEEN
ARRESTED AND TRIED FOR MARIJUANA POSSESSION -- BUT HIS CASE TOOK ON
GREATER SIGNIFICANCE WHEN A RUSSIAN SECURITY OFFICIAL CLAIMED TOBIN WAS
TRAINING AS A SPY.
(Tobin in prison - APTN)
TOBIN INSISTED HE'D BEEN SET-UP -- AND U-S OFFICIALS INCLUDING PRESIDENT
BUSH HAD PUSHED FOR HIS RELEASE FROM PRISON.
(Tobin at Moscow airport-CBS)
TODAY IN MOSCOW TOBIN ONLY TALKED ABOUT HIS IMMEDIATE PLANS.
SOT TOBIN: To rest and relax and catch up on all the news back home and
we'll have a good time and it'll be interesting to share some of my
experiences and hear the experiences of others who saw this from the
PRODUCER QUESTION - What's the thing you're most looking forward to when
you get back home?
TOBIN - Hamburgers! (laughs)
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NARR: HE SAID HE'D HAVE MORE TO SAY WHEN HE'S SAFELY BACK ON U-S SOIL.
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What started out as a prank could end up costing two Amherst County teenagers thousands of dollars.
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The two boys.. ages 15 and 16.. were found guilty Monday of making a bomb threat to Amherst County High School last March.
The threat forced faculty, staff and law enforcement to put in extra hours to search the school and handle questions from worried parents.
But school administrators say the real cost is in lost classroom time.
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((DR. JOHN WALKER/AMHERST CO. SCHOOL SUPT.: IF THIS WOULD OCCUR AND THEN THE NEXT DAY SCHOOL WOULD BE BACK TO NORMAL, THAT WOULDN'T BE SO BAD, BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENS. MANY PARENTS ARE LEGITIMATELY CONCERNED, MANY STUDENTS ARE LEGITIMATELY CONCERNED, AS ARE STAFF MEMBERS AT THE SCHOOL, YOU KNOW, IS IT SAFE?))
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Walker says it cost the school system several thousand dollars in overtime and expenses every time a bomb threat occurs.
Two other teens convicted of an April bomb scare in Amherst have been ordered to repay 9- thousand dollars in restitution.
All four students have also been expelled for the coming school year.
Governor Jim Gilmore announced yesterday that income taxes the state collects from businesses have taken their sharpest decline in 40 years.
Gilmore revealed that the "end of fiscal year revenues" fell 52 million dollars short of the projection.
But the belt tightening he ordered in the spring, after the General Assembly failed to pass a new budget, means the budget remains in balance.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ALTHOUGH OUR REVENUE GROWTH HAS SLOWED, OUR CASH POSITION IS STRONG.))
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The revenue shortfall is just three one hundredths of a percent away from triggering a freeze in the car tax cut.
The Governor says he's confident he'll be able to propose the 100 percent tax phase-out in December as he prepares to leave office.
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Still to come on the newscast, a Roanoke business is getting bigger. We'll have the details.
Also we'll tell you why one group wants to place more fat cats in the business world.
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You know that obnoxious gum snapper in the next cubicle? What wouldn't
you give to have an office mate who is little quieter. Maybe even cuddly, without any of those pressures that might come from a work place romance?
Charlie Adams from CBS affiliate WTOL tells us how one organization in Toledo, Ohio is offering to make some made- in- heavenly matches for office workers and business owners.
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Advance Auto is becoming a bigger giant in the auto parts industry--
Company officials announced yesterday Advance has agreed to acquire smaller rival, Discount Auto Parts.
The deal is reportedly worth 267- million- dollars in cash and stock.
Combined, the two companies will operate more than 24- hundred stores in 38 states.
It'll also significantly boost Advance's foothold in the Southeast, making it only SECOND behind Memphis- based Autozone.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP NINE points.
Nasdaq was also UP Nine points.
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Coming up -
Tom and Nicole together again? . . .
The couple make their first public appearance together since the divorce announcement. We'll have details after the break.
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The 11th annual Smith Mountain Lake Junior Open wrapped up play yesterday at the Waterfront Country Club.
Northside rising senior Joe Crandall won the boys 16 to 18- year- old age group.
Crandall posted an 80 and a 73, good enough for the win on the par 71 course.
One of his school mates also faired well.
Northside rising sophomore Brandon Ramsuer (ram-sur) captured the title in the 14 to 15-year-old age group. His two- round total was 148.
Atlanta's Greg Maddux had a record- breaking night as he helped the Braves beat Houston 6 to 5 last night.
Maddux established a National League record by going 70 and a-third consecutive innings without issuing a walk.
He lasted six innings against the Astros, to best the mark of 68 straight innings without a free pass.
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Speaking of good pitching, the Cardinals Darryl Kile fired a four-hitter to lead St. Louis over Montreal 3 to 1.
The Cards also got a pair of homers in the two- run win at Montreal. Homers by Albert
(POO'-hohlz) and Jim Edmonds helped Kile improve to 12-and-7.
Mark McGuire was OH for 4 with three strikeouts.
Big Mac is batting .190.
In the Carolina League - Salem lost to Potomac 7 to 6 on the road.
The Avs return to Salem Memorial Stadium Friday to begin a seven game home stand.
Lynchburg was at home last night against Myrtle Beach.
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Fans coming through the gate before the game each got a HIllcats bumper sticker-
THIS guy is really thrilled, can't you tell?
Bottom of the first, the Pelican catcher loses the ball and Manny Ravelo sprints home from third.
He slides head first and is safe.
It's 1-nothing Cats.
Folks, the most dangerous job in TV is the camera guy. Our very own Howard Swank is inches from this rocket of a foul ball.
But he keeps on shooting.
To the bottom of the second, Lynchburg's Chris Combs cracks this homerun over the right-centerfield wall-- a solo shot, 2-zip.
Then, a few batters later, Jeremy Hart doubles to left and Ronny Paulino rounds third and scores.
But Myrtle Beach storms back for a 11-3 win.
Virginia Tech began the 2001 season with its freshmen at sunrise yesterday.
The freshman quarterback race seems to be drawing a good bit of attention as Bryan Randall, Chris Clifton and Will Hunt are battling for the back- up spot behind Grant Noel.
One of them might even contend for the starting job.
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Practice began at six a-m.
Players got to watch the sun come up on the way out.
Star running- back recruit Kevin Jones seemed awake and his right ankle, which he injured while playing in a high school football
All Star game a few weeks ago, looked strong.
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Tech has always been known to welcome and encourage walk- ons.
Former Northside standout Tommy Morgan was simply excited to be on the field.
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The upper classmen report to practice this coming Saturday.
The marriage of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman officially ends today.
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But on the eve of their divorce becoming final, the former Hollywood super-couple appeared together at the L-A premiere of their film, "The Others".
Kidman stars in the new movie and Cruise is the producer.
While on the red carpet, Cruise was asked whether he had any advice for other high- profile couples who are splitting up.
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(( TOM CRUISE/ACTOR: I AM NOT A DIVORCE COUNSELOR...I DON'T WANT TO BE AN EXPERT IN THAT, TRUST ME. ))
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By the way, "The Others" is a super-natural thriller that opens nationwide on Friday.
Cruise says he plans to produce another film for his ex- wife in the future.
The band Everclear has spent the better part of the summer on the road. The group has learned that a lot of the lives of rock and roll stars involves fighting boredom while they travel.
Rebecca Rankin has more.
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[OUT Q=I'm Rebecca Rankin.]
((I'M HERE IN PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND WITH EVERCLEAR....THE GUYS ARE OUT ON
SUPPORTING NOT ONE, BUT TWO ALBUMS - SONGS FROM ANAMERICAN MOVIE VOLUMES
AND TWO. FOR EVERCLEAR,LIFE ON THE ROAD IS NOT JUST ABOUT TOUR BUSES
PLAYING THE HITS.....THEY'VE BEEN KNOWN TO BOWL, SING KARAOKE, AND AS I
LEARNED FIRST HAND-EVEN GET TATOOED ON THE ROAD.....
My body is a work in progress.//I've become the tattoo guy. It's my -
my obsession right now. I don't drink, I don't do drugs, I don't chase
girls, I get tattoos.
LEAD SINGER ART ALEXAKIS FILLS SOME OF HIS FREE TIME GETTING
INKED...VISITING HIS FAVORITE TATTOO ARTIST-KJ- OR GOING AS FAR AS FLYING
HIM OUT TO MEET HIM ON THE ROAD. SEEMS TO BE A RATHER PAINFUL HOBBY....
It feels like someone is cutting your skin, basically that's what they
THE REAL CHALLENGE IS MAKING IT THROUGH THE LONG RIDES BETWEEN BETWEEN
well, we watch a lot of movies. We listen, we usually listen on a way to
show. When we're about to go to the shows we usually throw in, someone
throw in a CD and we'll all try to dig on it.
THE GUYS ARE ALSO TV JUNKIES.....THE SOPRANOS IS A BUS FAVORITE AND SEX
THE CITY WAS RUNNING ON STOP ON DVD FOR THE TWO AND A HALF HOUR RIDE TO
CONNECTICUT. AND THE PLUSHNESS OF THE TOUR BUS MAKES IT EASY FOR THE
WATCH WHATEVER THEY WANT.
You can watch satellite, movie and satellite from both the front and the
back, you can watch DVD from the front and the back., or VCR. So you can
start a movie, 6 different movies of shows can be going on at one
time. This is new to this one. And these are pretty big bunks. Most
have 12 bunks, this has 8. So, we're living pretty large.
CRAIG HAS LOFTIER IDEAS FOR KILLING TIME.....
Well we were just in Atlantic City the other day and I won $900 so I
a deck of cards and maybe take these guys for a little money.
IN BETWEEN THE DOWN TIME- THE GUYS ARE KNOWN TO PUT ON A REALLY KICK ASS
The great thing about this tour is that it is a rock and roll tour.
It's been great. I think this has been the funnest tour I've been on in a
long time. It's just so fun to tour in the summer when it's warm out.
REBECCA ON CAMERA TAG:
ALRIGHT GREAT SHOW AND THE GUYS HAVE HAD A GREAT TIME OUT ON THE ROAD.
IS OF COURSE THE CIVIC TOUR- SPONSORED BY CIVIC- THIS CAR BEHIND ME
BY THE BAND -OF COURSE IT'S A TAKE OFF OF VOLUME TWO -THE ALBUM COVER SO
CAN TAKE A LOOK AT THAT. AT THE EVERCLEAR CONCERT IN HARTFORD
I'M VH1'S: Rebecca Rankin))
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