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Coming up on News 7--
Three people are shot to death at duplex in Southeast Roanoke.
That after an argument erupted into violence.
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And a man with connections to a possible terrorist cell enters a plea today in federal court.



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A mix of sun and clouds across the region with chilly temperatures...I'll have your forecast..........

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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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The Pope is expressing his ''solidarity and concern'' for victims of sexual abuse at the hands of priests..
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
It's not just a sin..it is a crime.
That's according to Pope John Paul, on the issue of sexual abuse in the church.
Now the Roman Catholic church has to decide how to deal with it.
12 U-S cardinals are now meeting with the Holy Father at the Vatican.
Meanwhile, Chicago's archbishop says the possible resignation of Boston Cardinal Bernard Law did NOT come up at today's meeting.
Law has been criticized for his handling of abuse cases-- especially those of two known abusers who were transferred from one parish to another.
Chris Lawrence joins us now with an update on the meeting in Rome.
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((Pope John Paul II made his strongest statement yet about the sex abuse scandal, calling it an appalling sin in the ey
es of God. (SOT POPE JOHN PAUL II) The abuse which has caused this crisis is by every standard wrong and rightly consid

ered a crime in society. The Pope s strong statements may determine whether the church comes up with a clear policy to
expel pedophiles and alert police. (SOT CARDINAL FRANCIS GEORGE/CHICAGO ) This is a crisis of trust. Trust in the holin

ess of priests and the honesty of bishops and that together. But there was no final conclusion on a zero-tolerance policy. And some Cardinals But there was no final conclusion on a zero-tolerance policy. And some Cardinals) There is a difference between a moral monster like Geoghan who preys on young children and does so in a serial fashion. And someone,
perhaps under the influence and does so in a serial fashion. And someone, perhaps under the influence. (SOT DANIEL HENN

ESSY/CATHOLIC) There might be a difference between the two, but that doesn't t mean either of those things is OK. The Cardinal at the heart of the scandal also attended the meeting. There were some reports that some Cardinals talked about asking the Vatican to expel Boston Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston, but even if that idea was seriously considered, it
now appears to be dead. (SOT CARDINAL FRANCIS GEORGE/CHICAGO) In a certain sense if he had not made some terrible mista

kes we would probably OT be here and he apologized for that. He did not speak about a possible resignation and no one asked him about it. )

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An unusual plea in federal court today for a man linked to a possible terrorist cell in Charlotte County.
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27-year-old Bilal Adullah Ben Benu entered a conditional plea of no contest to charges of illegally trying to purchase a firearm.
Benu's attorney says the plea means they agree to the facts of the government's case, but DON'T agree that he broke the law.
Benu received a 90-day jail term for a drug charge in Maryland, which constituted a misdemeanor conviction.
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But because he COULD have received a year or more, the government claims it was a felony conviction, making it illegal for Benu to buy a gun.
Judge Norman Moon has taken the case under advisement.

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Three people are dead after a gunman shot and killed a couple in Southeast Roanoke--- before turning the weapon on him

self. As Teresa Hamilton reports, yesterday's shooting apparently started as an argument that spilled onto the street.
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(( Neighbors describe Dale Avenue in Roanoke as a relatively quiet neighborhood. But around three P-M that quiet was shattered-- when 23- year old Bradley Bundick stepped onto the front porch of this duplex where Monica DeHaven and 22- year old Nathaniel Clay were living. Authorities say when an argument ensued, Bundick pulled out a pistol and shot Clay as he fled across the street. A shooting witnessed by this five year old boy, who lives next door.
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((DAWN LEE/NEIGHBOR: HE CAME INSIDE AND SAID MOMMA, THE MAN NEXT DOOR HAS BEEN SHOT AND I DIDN'T BELIEVE HIM AND SO I LOOKED OUT MY WINDOW W AND SEEN HIM CRAWLING UP THE STEPS WITH BLOOD ALL OVER HIS BACK.)) [runs08]
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Dawn Lee says she quickly pulled her son inside-- and called 9-1-1-.
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(( WHILE I WAS ON THE PHONE THE GUY IN THE GRAY SWEATSHIRT RAN ACROSS MY YARD WITH THE GUN IN HIS HAND, I HEARD POW POW AND THAT WAS IT, I CAME OUT OF MY HOUSE AND LOOKED AND THEY WAS BOTH LAYING OVER THERE.)) [RUNS13]
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Authorities say Bundick shot and killed 18- year old Monica DeHaven-- shown here on the left before turning the gun on himself. Police say DeHaven is Bundick's ex-girlfriend. When we interviewed Lavonne Bundick at the scene-- she was grieving over the loss of her girlfriend Monica and apparently did NOT know her brother was the gunman.
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The story is even more tragic.... because friends say Monica DeHaven was six or seven months pregnant. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke. ))

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Authorities believe yesterday's fire at an alternative high school in Danville was deliberately set.
Danville police investigators think someone set the blaze in a cardboard box at the corner of the auditorium stage. The fire was discovered at around nine yesterday morning.
School employees evacuated 150 students without incident.
The school will remain closed TODAY and TOMORROW because of smoke damage.
Danville police say they're continuing their investigation.


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House Speaker Vance Wilkins' chief of staff is taking a leave of absence.
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Claudia Tucker has been implicated in the GOP eavesdropping controversy and decided to take a paid leave of absence.
In a written statement, Wilkins explained that the political situation surrounding the investigation has been "distracting" and "extremely difficult" on Tucker's family.
In the meantime, Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine sharply criticized Republican leaders for failing to condemn the alleged conduct of Ed Matricardi, and others who may have listened in on a Democratic conference call.
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Matricardi, the former executive director of Virginia's Republican Party, was charged earlier this month with illegal wiretapping.
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A Roanoke man has admitted he was selling hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of counterfeit merchandise.
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That WOULD have been what it was worth, if it had been the real thing. Oakley- brand sunglasses sell for 100 to 200 dollars a pair. But Joseph Bahhur (bah-HER) sold these "knock offs" for considerably less... at Crazy Joe's in Buena Vista... and at Happy's Flea Market.
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Bahhur sold phony Tommy Hilfiger clothes. They were obviously fake, the T-shirts still bear a Fruit- of-the- Loom label. Big- name designers put a lot of effort into protecting their image, with the help of the F-B-I.
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((JENNIE WAERING/PROSECUTOR; MANUFACTURERS WORK VERY HARD TO PROTECT THEIR TRADEMARK. IF NOT, THEN THEY'RE NOT GOOD ANY MORE..))
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Bahhur pled guilty yesterday and remains on bond until he's sentenced at a later date.

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There could be an end soon to the standoff at Bethelhem's Church of the Nativity. We'll have the details after this break,
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and we will meet the latest Virginian to cash in with Lotto South.
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Firefighters say there are as many as 100 injuries from today's collision between a commuter train and a freight train in southern California.
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There are no exact numbers yet. The freight train rear-ended a Metrolink train -- derailing one of the passenger cars about 35 miles of southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
Live T-V images from the accident scene show some people lying alongside the railroad tracks getting medical treatment, and others being taken away on stretchers.
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Palestinian negotiators have suggested a possible solution to the standoff between Israeli troops and armed Palestinians, still holed up in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity.
During a meeting today with Israeli officials, the Palestinians suggested that the gunmen be taken to the Gaza Strip

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Meanwhile, some optimistic words from Israel's prime minister.
Ariel Sharon says if the U-S sponsors an international peace conference, it could lead to an end to the tension in the Middle East.
He spoke by satellite to a Washington meeting of a powerful pro-Israel lobby.
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Another day of protesting in Paris--
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Demonstrators clashed with police for a second night-- some of them throwing rocks and bottles.
It's in reaction to extreme- right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen advancing to a runoff election for President.
Le Pen opposes immigration, and has been accused of anti-Semitism.
He defeated Socialist Prime Minister (LEE'-oh-nehl YOS'-pahn) Lionel Jospin , who was third and had been widely expected to qualify for the second round of elections.
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A top aide to President Bush announced today that she's stepping down.
Counselor Karen Hughes says she's returning to Texas, but will still keep advising the President from afar.
Hughes has worked for Bush since he was the Governor of Texas-- and it one of his closest advisers.
She says her family's roots are in Texas, and that they're ``a little homesick.''
She adds that she made her decision this week, because of a deadine to determine where her son would enroll in school.

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Meanwhile President Bush is receiving praise and criticism from both sides of the environmental issue.
John Roberts has more on Bush's Clear Skies initiative.
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s father signed into law 12 years ago... SOT: Bush "with Clear Skies legislation, America will do more to reduce power

plant emissions than ever before in our nation's history......." (Applause.) (Nats-Enviros protest) NARR: But Environmental groups claim it was more of a snow JOB...arguing that the Clear Skies proposal - to set mandatory limits on power plant emissions - and let industry figure out how to reach them - would ACTUALLY allow MORE pollution than current law. (GFX) And - they released an Earth Day report accusing the President of giving polluters carte blanche in Washington - declaring g his "THE MOST PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATION EVER"... (END GFX) NARR: Democrats know they can't return the environment to the top tier status it enjoyed prior to September 11th - but they would love to re-engage the President on issues from clean air - to global warming to energy policy. Just look who was out today - assailing Mr. Bush for givi
ng in to the special interests.... SOT: Gore "he is our president...but he ought to be a little bit more careful about

claiming that a majority of the voters endorsed his policy payoffs to polluters... NARR: It was the second time in as many days Al Gore hammered his rival for the White House on the environment. The President so far hasn't come out of the
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Virginia has a new multi-millionaire.
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Tracey Cousins stepped forward yesterday to claim the Lotto South jackpot from last week's drawing.
Her winning ticket is worth seven point eight million.
Tracey went online to check her numbers and couldn't believe her eyes.
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((TRACEY COUSINS/LOTTO SOUTH WINNER; THE NUMBERS JUST POPPED UP IN FRONT OF ME. THEY'RE LIKE PET NUMBERS. AND I THOUGHT SOMEONE'S PLAYING WITH ME. THIS IS NOT REAL. SO I KEPT REFRESHING MY COMPUTER AND THEY KEPT POPPING UP.))
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The mother of two bought her winning ticket in Richmond.
She hopes to finish college with her winnings.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the world's second space tourist is preparing for launch.
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Meanwhile it was another kind of launch that had these Star Wars fans lining up for hours.
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The Russians are preparing to launch the second tourist into space.
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The Soyuz-T-M rocket that will carry South African Mark Shuttleworth to the International Space Station was rolled out of its hangar early this morning.
The Internet multi-millionaire has reportedly paid close to 20 million dollars for a ticket into space. Shuttleworth will spend eight days aboard the space station. He and two other astronauts are undergoing final ballistic training at the Russian Space Center. They are scheduled for blast off on Thursday.
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The FORCE will be with you again soon--
The fifth installment of "Star Wars" is scheduled for release on May 16th.
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But promotion for the new sequel, "The Attack of the Clones" is already in high gear.
In Chicago, fans lined up at midnight to be among the first to buy the new "Star Wars" action figures.
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But don't expect the marketing bonanza of the last "Star War" installment, "The Phantom Menace."
Lucas says he's cutting down the licensees for the new movie by two- thirds.
He also promises the new film will have a "darker feel, closer to the original saga."
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 33 points. The NASDAQ dropped 7 points.

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Still to come on the newscast,
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And we'll see how keeping their cool on AND off the court has paid off for the Glenvar Girls Basketball team.
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The Glenvar girls are smooth, calm, and collected on the court...and yesterday they received some recognition for it. The team was presented with the eighth annual Civitan girls sportsmanship award.
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The ceremony took place at the Patrick Henry Hotel. The Highlanders went 27 and 2 and won the group A state championship. The Glenvar ladies also displayed great sportsmanship on the floor and the officials, who vote on the winner, elected Glenvar.
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The Civitan also gives out a scholarship to the senior who best exemplifies good sportsmanship. Glenvar's Leigh Ann Woodley was honored with the 500 hundred dollar scholarship that she plans to use at Roanoke College next season.
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