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A ferry catches fire in the Philippines, killing dozens of people.
Many victims died while trying to escape the blaze.
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And Secretary of State Colin Powell has arrived in the Middle East.
That, as Israel re- affirms its commitment to its military campaign.
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Another sunny dry day across the region but a few changes are heading our way...I'll have your forecast...
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Israel continues attacks in the West Bank, despite strong calls from the U-S and Arab countries to stop.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says he knows U-S policy in the Middle East is taking a blow because of the Israeli offensive in the West Bank.
But he says the military campaign will continue until Palestinian militants have been crushed.
Jennifer Jones reports.
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Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in the Middle East with hopes of finding some middle ground between Israelis and Palestinians this within hours of the Israeli Army launching new raids in the West Bank.
Sot: Colin Powell, Secretary of State In: It is necessary to represent President Bush and his desire to see this crisis brought to an end and to get us back to a track that will lead to discussions.
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Though Israel did pull its forces out of 24-villages it's tanks and heavily armed soldiers remain in position around Jenin and other strategic locations following some the fiercest fighting in the recent Israeli offensive.

SOT: MOS/Civilian


And in Bethlehem the standoff between Israeli soldiers and armed Palestinians continues. Residents are trapped in their homes and fear for their lives.

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Israels latest round of attacks come despite strong calls from Arab countries and the US to end its military assaults.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, determined to root out Palestine militants, has rebuked international critics calling for an immediate pullout only pledging to finish the operation as quickly as possible.
STANDUP: To come: Jennifer Jones...CBS News. ))

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Fire swept across a ferry boat in the Phillippines, killing at least 23 people.
Many of them drowned after jumping overboard.
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The vessel caught fire about 11 miles offshore.
Survivors say the fire began with an explosion in the cargo hold and spread across the ship in a matter of minutes.
They say passengers stampeded to get away from the fast- moving flames.
Some of the victims suffocated, but others drowned when they jumped overboard without life vests.
The captain says documents indicate there were 290 people on board, but he says there could actually have been more.
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Darrell David Rice was charged yesterday with capital murder in the 1996 deaths of two women in the Shenandoah National Park.
Authorities say Rice may have targeted them because he thought they were gay.
Members of a Roanoke group are pleased to see the federal government is prosecuting the murder case as a hate crime.
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The Roanoke 7 joined students at Roanoke College last night in "Breaking the Silence" -- a ceremony urging gay and lesbian students to speak out.
Dozens of participants at Roanoke College and Hollins University did NOT talk all day.
Roanoke 7 -- named after the seven victims shot at the Backstreet Cafe almost two years ago -- aims to educate people about hate crimes.
Misty Overstreet's uncle, Danny, was killed in the attack.
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((MISTY OVERSTREET/ROANOKE 7: IF ONE GROUP IS UNPROTECTED AND ONE GROUP OF PEOPLE ARE SINGLED OUT, THEN PEOPLE IN GENERAL ARE NOT PROTECTED. IF WE HAVE A DISTINCTION IN PEOPLE, THEN NO ONE IS SAFE AND THERE IS NO HARMONY.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Virginia DOES define racially-motivated crimes as hate crimes that can carry a stiffer penalty ...
But the state is one of 28 in the country that does NOT recognize crimes motivated by sexual orientation as hate crimes.

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Carilion Health System plans to choose three or four health insurance partners within the next month or so.
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Carilion says both Trigon and Southern Health have received draft letters of intent laying out terms for a possible partnership.
MAMSI (Mam-zee) has not.
There is the possibility that insurance companies who have no presence in Southwest Virginia could be chosen as partners, thereby opening up the market to competition.
But some think it's possible your insurance rates could end up relatively higher if your insurance company is NOT chosen as a partner.
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We're still hoping for some much- needed rain around here--
But dry weather is taking a severe toll in the Northeast...
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The drought has forced thousands of families in Maine to go without water for months.
Residents have seen their wells run dry-- authorities say it's the worst drought in more than 100 years.
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((JERRY COTE/DRILLER: WE JUST DRILLED A WELL FOR A GUY LAST WEEK..HE'D BEEN DRY COMPLETELY SINCE THANKSGIVING)).
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Times have been even worse for Tracey McLaughlin, who's been without water since last SUMMER.
She lugs 8 one-gallon jugs back and forth to her parents' house, just for the basics.
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((TRACEY MCLAUGHLIN/RESIDENT: I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY KNOW WHEN THEY HIT WATER..BUT I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SEE IT..JUST POP OUT OF THE GROUND..))
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Even at this marina, the docks are high and dry.
Normally, they'd be out in the water, with more than a dozen boats tied to them.
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A national bank in our region says it will no longer charge its own customers for using so called undercover A-T-M's...We'll have that story in a moment,
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also, the F-D-A says it thinks nicotine laced lollipops are not a very sweet idea.
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The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on pharmacists who are selling lollipops spiked with nicotine.
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It ordered three drug stores in Mississippi, Massachusetts and Illinois to stop selling the candy--
It says the type of nicotine that the druggists were using has not been tested for safety.
Anti-smoking groups are also worried that children might get hooked on the lollipops.
The F-D-A also banned lip balm laced with nicotine, and is looking into some other unconventional anti-smoking products like nicotine lozenges and nicotine water.
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The federal agency is urging smokers to stick with products it has approved, such as chewing gum and patches.

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The number of internet predators is growing faster than authorities can track them.
But police are finding that the best way to hunt them down is to become victims themselves.
Tracy Smith reports.
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ON A BRIGHT COLORADO DAY, A YOUNG GIRL WAITS TO MEET SOMEONE.. A FRIENDLY STRANGER IN A RED SEDAN. HE FINALLY ROLLS UP, THINKING THAT HE'S MEETING AN ILLEGAL MINOR HE TRACKED--AND LURED--ONLINE. HE COULDN'T BE MORE WRONG.
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THIS IS THE PAYOFF FOR AN UNDERCOVER STING OPERATION DESIGNED TO SNARE ONLINE PREDATORS. THE BAIT--CASSANDRA--IS REALLY A 30-SOMETHING POLICE OFFICER. CASSANDRA AND HER PARTNER, MIKE HARRIS, SPEND THEIR DAYS POSING AS UNDERAGE TEENS.. TROLLING THE 'NET FOR PEDOPHILES.
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(TRACY: how tough is it to find these guys?)
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(MIKE HARRIS: WHEN I FIRST GOT ONLINE IT WAS ALMOST LIKE I NEEDED TO

BEAT 'EM OFF WITH A STICK. I WAS BEING APPROACHED SO FAST BY SO MANY PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO MEET WITH ME WHETHER I WAS PORTRAYING MYSELF AS A BOY OR A GIRL.)
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GENDER IS EASY TO DISGUISE ONLINE.. SO IS AGE. ON CASSANDRA'S FIRST OPERATION, SHE HAD TO LOOK 14.. AND BE A BOY.
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(CASSANDRA: THEY ASKED ME IF I WOULD PORTRAY MYSELF AS AN UNDERCOVER

CHILD FOR A CASE, AN INTERNET CASE, WHERE A MAN WANTED TO MEET A KID FOR SEX, SO I AGREED TO IT BUT I DIDN'T KNOW I WAS GOING TO PLAY A LITTLE BOY MY VERY FIRST CASE.)
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BUT THE BAD GUY BOUGHT IT.. BASEBALL CAP AND ALL.
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(CASSANDRA: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO TODAY?)
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THE POLICE AREN'T THE ONLY ONES POSING AS TEENS TRYING TO CATCH
PERVERTS: JULIE POSEY--HERSELF THE MOTHER OF A TEEN GIRL----SPENDS 40

HOURS A WEEK ONLINE AS A 14 YEAR OLD.
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(TRACY: HOW CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOMEONE WHO'S JUST

PLAYING ONLINE, HAVING A FANTASY, AND A PREDATOR?)
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(JULIE POSEY: THERE IS SOME FANTASY.. BUT WHEN THEY SHOW UP TO MEET THE

KID IN PERSON THEY CROSS THE LINE BETWEEN FANTASY AND REALITY. USUALLY WHAT HAPPENS IS IT'LL START ON THE INTERNET, THEN THEY WANT A TELEPHONE CALL...THEN THEY WANNA MEET THE KID...THAT'S CROSSING THE LINE.) TRACK AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS, SHE CALLS THE POLICE.. AND THEY SET UP ANOTHER STING. MOST OF THE TIME, CRIMINALS NEVER SEE IT COMING.
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(CASSANDRA: THEY'RE SO FOCUSED ON ME AND TALKING TO ME THAT THEY DON'T

SEE ANYTHING ELSE AROUND THEM... THEY DON'T SEE ANYONE APPROACHING THEM.. THE ARREST TEAM.. AT ALL.)
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BUT FOR EVERY PEDOPHILE CAPTURED--THERE ARE THOUSANDS MORE OUT THERE.. WAITING. THAT'S WHY POLICE SAY PARENTS HAVE TO KNOW WHAT THEIR CHILDREN ARE DOING ON THE COMPUTER.
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(MIKE HARRIS: IT'S NOT A BABYSITTER.. YOU NEED TO SEE WHO THEY'RE

COMMUNICATING WITH AND WHAT THEY'RE RECEIVING ON THE INTERNET AND WHO THEIR FRIENDS ARE ON THE INTERNET --WHO THEY'RE TALKING TO.)))

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First Union says starting today, it'll stop charging its own customers a fee when they use First Union automatic teller machines that aren't identified as the bank's.
Banks typically offer account holders free withdrawals at machines the bank owns, but people usually pay fees for using A-T-Ms that belong to other banks.
First Union says about 90 of its 47-hundred A-T-Ms around the country are unbranded. The company doesn't plan to refund customers who were charged the fees.

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Governor Warner is looking to a Virginia Tech graduate to fix the state's transportation problems.
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Philip (Shoo-KET) Shucet will be the new commissioner of Virginia's Department of Transportation.
Shucet inherits an agency struggling with cost overruns and project delays.
The former Hokie feels he's the right person for the job.
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((PHILIP SHUCET/NEW VDOT COMMISSIONER: I BELIEVE THE NEEDS OF VDOT MATCH UP WITH THE SKILLS THAT I BRING FROM MY PAST PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR CAREER AND IT'S A MARVELOUS CHALLENGE. TRANSPORTATION IS NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART AS IS THE COMMONWEALTH.))
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As VDOT Commissioner, (Shooe-KET) Shucet will oversee more than 10-thousand employees, a 3-point-2 billion dollar budget and the country's third largest highway system.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next, a zoo keeper takes some quick action to save the life of one of his animals,
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Also we'll tell you why this man is starting his 67th birthday by going off on a tear.
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You might think mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is used only for people--
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But a zookeeper in Germany used the method to save a newborn baby tapir-- which is a small animal related to the rhinoceros-- and the first of its kind born at the zoo.
Baby Carmina was born upside down, and had breathed in fluid while still in her mother's womb.
She would have suffocated had the zookeeper not acted quickly.
It takes a lot of nerve, because the animals can give a nasty bite.
But both Carmina and her mother are now in good health...
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A Missouri man celebrated his 67th birthday yesterday by working his way through the phone book.
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He wasn't calling his friends, he was tearing them up.
Ed Charon is the self professed king of phone book ripping.
First, he set the world record by ripping apart 12 phone books with over a thousand pages each in three minutes.
Witnesses and timekeepers were on hand to make the Guinness Book of World Record title official.
His mother even drove from Oregon to witness her son make history.
He also tried to set an endurance record by ripping through 70 phone books in only 20 minutes. But by number 30 he was tired and had to take several breaks. He missed that record by five minutes.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has dropped 113 points. The NASDAQ has lost 24.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up next on the newscast, Ronde and Tiki Barber remember their old friend Roy Stanley...
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...And in other news, we will see what Tiger Woods thinks about the new layout of Augusta National Golf course.
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Roy Stanley had a way of making athletes and coaches feel like they were truly special - much more important than the story.
Ronde and Tiki Barber say they admired Roy, and had a close relationship with him.
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Ronde, now with Tampa Bay, grew up around Roy.
Roy and sports anchor Steve Mason had a chance to make Ronde a wedding video for him and fiancee, Claudia last summer.
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Ronde was quite used to gestures like that from Roy.
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Tiki, whose career has expanded into broadcasting, understands now more than ever, what Roy's kindness and love for Tiki the PERSON rather than the ATHLETE, is all about.
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[vo-nat]
Mom Geraldine, here visiting with Roy in her Roanoke County office, remembers playing cards with Roy while at Virginia Tech.
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Management with the Salem Avalanche say they'll also miss Roy Stanley.
They call him one of their own.
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That's because Roy went to games every chance he could.
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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!!]
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A great night to come out to the ball park, but Wilmington would rain on the Avs' parade.
Scott Walter connects on this single that plates two runs, and the count is now three to nothing in the top of third.

Then, an inning later, in the top of the fourth, David (duh HAY-soos) DeJesus is going to triple off the right field wall.
Two more runs come on down.
It's 5-nothing Wilmington.
[SUPER=37-Wilmington/10/Salem/3;]


The Blue Rocks' Donnie Ross scores a run on this sacrifice fly, and they win it 10-3.
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Two of Virginia's favorite teams - TECH and UVA - hit the field in a baseball clash in Blacksburg yesterday.
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A beautiful afternoon to take in America's favorite pastime at English Field on the campus of Virginia tech.
But it was not so pretty of a game for the Hokies.
After leading 1-nothing in the bottom of [SUPER=34-Virginia/16/Virginia Tech/10;]the first, the Wahoos would pad the

ir lead.
Jeff Landing would face some tough UVa batters.
Matt Street gets a hold of this pitch and sends it over the left centerfield fence for a three run homer, and it's 4-nothing.
UVa wins it 16 to 10.
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As the Masters kicks off - champion Tiger Woods and his competitors wonder how much luck the new course changes may bring.
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The Masters is under way at Augusta National, and all eyes will be on defending masters champion Tiger Woods.
Woods and the competition will experience a course that's been through its biggest face lift in its 70 year history.
Nine holes were changed, and nearly 300 yards of length have been added.
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A different kind of art is hitting the streets of San Diego.
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twelve local artists took old refrigerators and turned them into colorful creations.
It's all a part of San Diego's annual 'Artwalk'.
Hundreds of artists will have their art on display...including the fridges.
The artwork will then be auctioned on-line to benefit a California art school.
The display featured everything but the kitchen sink, and even if you don't like it...you have to admit there is something COOL about it.
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