Needing to have a permit in order to protest is unconstitutional.
So says a Lynchburg judge after a peace activist challenged the Hill City's ordinance.
And U-S cardinals are considering a strict policy concerning sexual abuse, but there are still some questions about abuse that happened in the past.
A clear cold morning will lead to a cloudy night with the possibility of a few rain showers...I'll have your forecast..........
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
It could be one strike and you're out for Catholic priests who commit sexual abuse in the future.
That after a two- day summit at the Vatican.
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Good afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
American cardinals meeting in Rome are ready to get tough on priests who hide behind the collar while engaging in sexual abuse.
But exactly WHAT they plan to do about it is the question of the day at the Vatican.
The cardinals and other church leaders are still drafting a
statement, expected later today, which may have some recommended reforms.
In a bold statement, the pope has already said that there's no room in the priesthood for those who would harm young people.
Chris Lawrence is in Rome this week, and joins us now with the latest.
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() U.S. Catholic leaders have received the message, and it s crystal clear: The Pope will not tolerate pedophile priest
s in his church. On Wednesday they resumed talks on how to act on that order. (SOT CARDINAL THEODORE MCCARRICK/ARCHBISH
OP OF WASHINGTON) Zero tolerance prospectively, everybody s on the same page. If this ever happens again, that s it. The Archbishop of Washington made a point to say he is speaking his own mind, not for all the Cardinals here. The group h
ad a working lunch with the Pope, as they try to come up with new national guidelines to deal with abuse. (SOT CARDINAL
THEODORE MCCARRICK/ARCHBISHOP OF WASHINGTON) It can begin the process of winning back the confidence of the American people, especially American Catholic people, which we 've lost a bit. That was evident among American Catholics in St. P
eter s Square. (SOT ;Chuck Karnick/American Catholic ) We tried to hold them a little bit higher, and maybe they re not
really as high as we hold them. Some say American Catholics now want strong action, as well as words. (JOHN ALLEN/NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER) They want to know what concretely is going to change. And not just in terms of what happens to priests who abuse children. They also want to know what will change in how accountable bishops are to their local communities.
Israelis and Palestinians have started a second day of negotiations, in an effort to end the standoff at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity.
Earlier today, an Israeli sniper shot a Palestinian inside the church.
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In the West Bank today, three Palestinians were killed when a house at a refugee camp exploded.
Witnesses say the house belonged to an activist, and they indicated that the blast occurred while the three were preparing a bomb.
Palestinian police are investigating.
Police in the Philippines have arrested three more Muslims following bomb blasts that killed 15 people and wounded dozens of others outside a busy department store.
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Authorities are investigating possible links to the al-Qaida network.
Sunday's bombing came as the U-S beefed up its military presence in the Philippines to help train local troops to fight terror.
A total of five suspected Muslim militants have been arrested.
Meanwhile, authorities in Spain have arrested another al-Qaida suspect, believed to be financing terrorism.
It's the third arrest in the past 10 days.
A Lynchburg judge says the city's law requiring protesters to get a permit is unconstitutional.
For years, police have required groups of more than five people to get a permit before staging any kind of public demonstration.
Peace activist Jack Payden-Travers had challenged the ordinance after he was cited for organizing this anti-war rally last fall.
Judge Mosby Perrow ruled yesterday the law restricts a citizen's right to free speech.
The city had argued the permits were necessary to ensure public safety.
Crews removing tires from Willie Keeling's illegal tire dump in Roanoke County have found more problems.
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While putting the fire out, an official with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality says the E-P-A discovered an old trash dump on approximately one acre of Keeling's property.
The debris is mostly household garbage and it's buried underneath piles of tires.
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((RICK WEEKS/DEQ REGIONAL DIRECTOR: IT WAS PROBABLY A TYPICAL RAVINE FILL THAT YOU USED TO SEE A LOT OF I WOULD GUESS IT WAS PROBABLY ABOUT AN ACRE OF MATERIAL, WE'RE NOT SURE HOW DEEP YET AS TO HOW MUCH IT WILL TAKE TO CLEANUP BUT WE'LL GO AHEAD AND WORK WITH THE EPA TO GET THAT MATERIAL OFF SITE. ))
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Rick Weeks say officials are working to find a place to take the debris.
They're also trying to find a trucking firm to haul the garbage.
Meanwhile a new task force will look into ways the tire fire could have been prevented.
The U- S Attorney for Western Virginia yesterday announced the creation of the Blue Ridge Environmental Task Force.
John Brownlee says the group consists of representatives from at least fifteen agencies including local police and fire departments, the EPA, DEQ, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Attorney's office.
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((JOHN BROWNLEE/U.S. ATTORNEY: WHAT WE'RE GONNA TRY TO DO HERE IS BRING TOGETHER SOME OF THE BEST THINKERS SO THAT WHEN WE HAVE FUTURE PROBLEMS, WHICH WE WILL AND WHICH WE PROBABLY DO NOW, WE CAN TRY TO GET SOME IDEAS AND ESTABLISH STRATEGIES AND PROTOCOL TO TRY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM.))
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Brownlee says he hopes the task force will look into ways future tire fires could be prevented.
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Still to come on the newscast, a local basketball team is recognized for its accomplishments,
Also we will tell you why teenaged girls in one small mountain town are getting to put on the ritz for free.
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The State Basketball Champions and their coach got a big pat on the back from Roanoke County.
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County Supervisors gave big honors to coach Billy Hicks and the state Group Three A basketball champs from Cave Spring yesterday afternoon.
But the honors and presentations didn't stop there.
J.J. Redick was recognized as the state's player of the year.
And football coach Ben Foutz also got into the act, as seniors Tom Hagan and Daniel Payne were honored as first team all-state and all-academic performers.
The Senior prom at a high school in West Virginia is going to be a little more glamorous than usual...thanks to the kindness of fellow teenagers living in another state.
Tracy Smith has the story.
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((SCRIPT (TRACK 1) THE KIDS AT CLAY HIGH SCHOOL ARE RICH IN THINGS THAT COUNT: THEY'RE CHAMPION BALLPLAYERS. THEY LEAD
THE STATE IN TEST SCORES. (SOT SEMI BLOWS BY SIGN) (TRACK 1A) THEY ALSO HAPPEN TO LIVE IN THE THIRD POOREST COUNTY IN W
EST VIRGINIA. HERE, THERE ARE OFTEN BETTER THINGS TO DO WITH MONEY THAT WOULD GO FOR A FANCY PROM DRESS. (SOT WALK TO P
LANE) (TRACK 2) A MILLION MILES AWAY--ON A RAIN SOAKED TARMAC--PEOPLE FROM MANHATTAN'S HEWITT SCHOOL ARE ON A MISSION. ABOARD THIS PRIVATE JET: BOXES OF DESIGNER DRESSES FOR CLAY COUNTY GIRLS. (CLAIRE HENRY, HEWITT JUNIOR: You know it's like the 16 year old dream to be a Cinderella for one night.) (HAND ON THROTTLE) THE CAPTAIN SETS A COURSE FOR WEST VIRGINIA.. AND OPERATION PROM DRESS IS UNDERWAY. (TRACY STANDUP: as much as we all look comfortable here, no, the teachers and students at Hewitt don't normally travel in a private plane. This was provided by the McElvey Foundation, which works with the Hewitt school on projects like this. The foundation is interested in helping out in poor, rural areas and when they heard about the clay county prom, they though the Hewitt girls could help out.) (TRACK 4) FOR MOST, IT WAS THEIR FIRST TRIP TO WEST VIRGINIA. (GIRL: We don't really know what they're gonna be like but I think we'll adjust really
fast and form a friendship.) (TRACK 5) AND THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO WAIT LONG. (SOT PLANE LANDING) (TRACK 6) WITHIN THE HOUR
, THEY WERE IN WEST VIRGINIA AND ABOARD A BUS FOR THE RIDE TO CLAY COUNTY HIGH.. AND A WELCOMING COMMITTEE OF CURIOUS S
TUDENTS. (SOT INTRODUCTIONS) (TRACK 7) THE HEWITT WOMEN ASSEMBLED A MAKESHIFT BOUTIQUE IN THE SCHOOL GYM.. AND WITHIN M
INUTES.. THE FIRST CUSTOMERS ARRIVED. (SOT I think I'll get this one) SOT (TRACY STANDUP: Yes, these dresses are donate
d but that doesn't mean they're cheap. Most of them are designer and about half of them are brand new.) (TRACK 8) ONCE
A SELECTION WAS MADE, IT WAS OFF TO THE LOCKER ROOM FOR THE TRANSFORMATION. SOT (TRACY: Are you worried that some your
students are insulted by these new York girls coming and donating dresses to them?) (MRS WILLIS: Absolutely not. We have a lot of similarities in our school because we look at ourselves as givers also. It's nice to be the recipients once
in a while.) (TRACK 9 MONTAGE OF GIRLS ) AND THE RESULTS WERE NOTHING SHORT OF SPECTACULAR. (SOT MAKEOVER GIRL) SOT (TR
ACY: HOW DO YOU FEEL IN THIS DRESS?) (I love it. I feel so elegant!) SOT ( we're giving from the heart. Not giving out
of charity but giving to a place that really could use it. And giving because we have so much and it feels good to shar
e.) SOT ( APRIL: It makes me feel pretty like Cinderella.) SOT (TRACY: Why is this the one?) (GIRL IN BLUE: Because it'
s my favorite color. It's sheer. It's just beautiful.) (SOT CLAIRE HENRY: I know this isn't gonna solve any problems wi
th world peace but w en you're 16 years old prom's really important.) (SOT (CLAIRE HENRY: That's the most gratifying th
ing. To see the smiles on their faces.))))
That was Tracy Smith reporting
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Coming up next on the newscast,
figure skater Tara Lipinksi will join us live to share her story of a life threatening medical condition.
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An Australian couple recently won the right to live with their pet pigs in what could easily be described as "Hog Heaven" for the animals...
The three little pigs Lucy, Oliver, and Lily live the easy life, spending much of their time snacking in front of the T-V.
They even have their own bedroom.
Some neighbors, though, squealed about the smell and the noise coming from the Park family home.
But this week, the local city tribunal ruled that the family did not need permission to keep their pigs at home.
Their owner says pigs are like any other pets-- and can be easily cleaned up after.
As a figure skater, she's well-known for having a healthy body.
But Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski came close to losing her skating career because of a little-known threat called deep vein thrombosis, or D-V-T.
Tara joins us now via satellite to talk more about her experience.
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Along with her is Doctor Victor Tapson, who's with Duke University Medical Center.
Thank you both for joining us today.
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(Tara, let me start with you. When did you first notice that you were having hip problems?)
(So, the operation to fix the torn cartilage would have put you at risk for D-V-T?)
(Obviously, you're still quite busy having toured with "Stars on Ice", and you've also started an acting career....Does
this mean you've fully recovered?)
(Dr. Tapson, what actually causes the blood clot to form?)
(What are the symptoms?)
(How deadly is D-V-T?)
(Tara, what's next for you careerwise?)
Thank you both for joining us this afternoon.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 54 points . The NASDAQ has gained 12.
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Coming up in sports,
We will hear from Virginia Tech's quarterback of the future.
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Virginian Tech quarterback Grant Noel will not return to the field until August as he recovers from a knee injury.
So Hokie fans are now looking ahead - trying to figure out who and what the future may hold - and that future may be Marcus Vick.
Mike Stevens has more.
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