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Straight ahead on News 7--
In Roanoke, they're collecting bottled water and money for flood victims in Buchanan County, which is eligible for federal disaster assistance.
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Meanwhile, the United Way of the Roanoke Valley says some of its partner agencies are coming up short on money, despite a successful fundraising year.

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Another warm and humid day across the region which could lead to a few showers and thunderstorms...I'll have your forecast....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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After a nation- wide manhunt, the alleged mailbox pipe- bomber is said to be cooperating with authorities.
He could face YEARS in prison.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Authorities say 21- year- old Luke Helder will appear before a federal magistrate today in Reno, Nevada.
He'll likely be held there for several days.
Federal prosecutors in Iowa have charged Helder with using an explosive to maliciously destroy property, AND with using a destructive device to commit a violent crime.
Federal charges have ALSO been filed against him in Illinois.
The Wisconsin college student was taken into custody yesterday when authorities caught up with him along a desert highway outside Reno.
Jennifer Miller is in Reno, and has the latest.
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(((nats.perp walk) AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THIS SMILING 21 YEAR OLD IS THE MAIL BOX BOMBER...WHO TERRORIZED FIVE STATES . LUKE HELDER WAS ARRESTED NEAR RENO NEVADA TUESDAY NIGHT, AFTER A HIGH-SPEED CHASE ALONG A DESERT HIGHWAY. HE THREW ONE GUN OUT THE WINDOW..AS THE FBI PURSUED HIM. AT LEAST ONE MORE WAS FOUND INSIDE HIS VEHICLE . TODAY.. HELDER STARTS HIS LONG JOURNEY THROUGH THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. FEDERAL PROSECUTORS IN IOWA HAVE CHARGED HIM WITH USING A DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE TO COMMIT A VIOLENT CRIME. MORE FEDERAL CHARGES ARE EXPECTED IN OTHER STATES. BEFORE DISAPPEARING LAST WEEK, HELDER TOLD HIS COLLEGE FRIENDS TO 'WATCH THE NEWS'... AND THERE WAS NEWS... ..18 PIPE BOMBS WERE FOUND IN MAILBOXES ACROSS THE MID
WEST. MANY OF THE BOMBS CAME WITH A NOTE - THE AUTHOR WRITING ABOUT A GOVERNMENT THAT CAN'T BE TRUSTED. (SOT: CAMERON H

ELDER/FATHER) "I really want you to know that Luke is not a dangerous person. I think he's just trying to make a statement about the way our government is run.") HELDER IS ENROLLED AT A COLLEGE IN WISCONSIN. A MAJOR IN ART AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, HELDER PLAYED IN A LOCAL ROCK BAND. FRIENDS SAY IF HELDER IS THE MAILBOX BOMBER - NO ONE SAW IT COMING. ("It's almost two different people almost. It's not the same guy at all..I'm even wondering if they've got the right guy."))


[United-Way]


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The United Way of Roanoke Valley had its best fundraising year ever ... but it still says some of its partner agencies will still go underfunded.
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The United Way raised more than 6 -and- a- half million dollars in last year's campaign drive.
But more than 2 million of that was designated by donors to victims of September 11th and related causes.
That leaves 80 agencies in the "Community Care Fund" short on funds.
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((JIM GARLOW/UNITED WAY: WHEN THAT HAPPENS, IT'S GOOD AND WELL-INTENTIONED, BUT IT REDUCES THE AMOUNT OF AVAILABLE MONEY THE UNITED WAY CAN DISTRIBUTE IN THIS AREA.))
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The United Way is dipping into its reserve funds to make up the difference.
The board hopes donors will remember to help out ALL the charities in the next campaign drive, which starts in August.
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As we mentioned earlier, some Roanokers are coming to the aid of their neighbors in Buchanan County. Twelve hundred people there lost their homes in the recent flooding.
Now the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project is holding a drive to collect water and cleaning supplies to help the recovery effort.
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Meghan Muldoon joins us from the Roanoke Higher Education Center with more.
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[Angelone]


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The head of the state prison system is quitting.
Ron Angelone's hard- line style of management endeared him to Republican governors, but it brought complaints from civil libertarians.
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Angelone informed Governor Warner yesterday that he would step down in June.
He did not give a reason for the decision, but a Warner spokesman says Angelone was NOT pressured to step down.
When Angelone was hired by Governor George Allen in 1994, he emphasized security over rehabilitation.
He gave guards inside the state's toughest lockups guns with rubber pellets.
He also began charging prisoners for medical care, and limited family visiting hours.
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Just hours after a deadly suicide bombing in Israel, another person tries to blow himself up.
This, as Israel decides how to retaliate for last night's attack.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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((PKG. TRACK: BYSTANDERS WATCHED AS AN ISRAELI MILITARY ROBOT DRAGGED AWAY ANOTHER PALESTINIAN SUICIDE BOMBER. THIS MAN TRIED TO KILL HIMSELF AND OTHERS AT A BUS STOP IN HAIFA, BUT THE BOMB WENT OFF PREMATURELY. HE WAS CRITICALLY INJURED. NO ONE WAS KILLED. THIS HAPPENED 12-HOURS AFTER A DEADLY ATTACK AT A POOL HALL IN RISHON LETZION, WHERE THE CLEANUP CONTINUES TODAY. TRACK: THESE LATEST BOMBINGS HAVE RAISED THE STAKES IN THE MID-EAST PEACE PROCESS TRACK: THESE LATEST BOMBINGS HAVE RAISED THE STAKES IN THE MID-EAST PEACE P�XS HE NEEDS INTERNATIONAL HELP TO REBUILD HIS SECURITY FORCES. MANY PALESTINIANS ARE PREPARING FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF ISRAELI MILITARY STRIKES AND SAID MORE SUICIDE BOMBINGS COULD OCCUR.
(Super: Hanan Ashrawi/Palestinian Legislator) SOT: Very clearly, when you unleash all this violence against a captive
civilian SOT: Very clearly, when you unleash all this violence against a captive civilian FOR LAST NIGHT S BOMBING, ISR

AEL IS WEIGHING ITS OPTIONS INCLUDING A LARGE-SCALE MILITARY ASSAULT AND POSSIBLE EXPULSION OF ARAFAT. PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON CUT SHORT HIS WASHINGTON TRIP AFTER LEARNING OF THE ATTACK. HE SAID ISRAEL WILL ACT STRONGLY AGAINST PALEST
INIAN MILITANTS, AND AT THIS POINT, NEITHER SIDE IS BUDGING. (Super: Mark Sofer/Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman) SOT
: The trouble is: we are facing a Palestinian leadership that still sees a viSOT: The trouble is: we are facing a Pales

tinian leadership that still sees a vDkita/Reporting) STANDUP: TO COME (what s next for president bush. Meeting with king Abdullah to discuss options.))


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Cardinal Bernard Law is being questioned today in Boston, in connection with the sex abuse scandal that's rocked the Catholic Church.
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Civil lawsuits accuse him of negligence in supervising a priest, who was also a pedophile.
Law and the Archdiocese of Boston have been widely criticized for shuttling the now- defrocked priest John (GAY-gun) Geoghan from one parish to another, despite allegations of sexual abuse.
The deposition is expected to last several days.
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Tornado Alley is living up to its name--
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A line of strong storms ripped through south- central Kansas.
Some places received more than two inches of rain in just one hour.
Officials say at least two people were injured.
More than a dozen homes were destroyed, along with a fire station.
One person was killed in a car crash, but it's not clear if weather was a factor.
The American Red Cross has set up emergency shelters throughout the area.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will have a rundown of some of the key races from yesterday's elections,
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including the Democratic sweep of the Roanoke City Council seats.
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Roanoke Democrats are celebrating a sweep of the city council seats.
But it was a nerve-wracking night as the lead kept shifting among the top four candidates in the race. (XXXXXXXX) [TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE 1008]
Voters returned Nelson Harris to city council, and elected newcomers Alfred Dowe, and Rupert Cutler.
As the top vote getter, Harris earned the spot as the next Vice -Mayor, with more than 49- hundred votes.
Dowe was second with just over 45-hundred votes...
Cutler earned the last available spot.
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The winners were closely followed by the three republican candidates, Jack Parrott Mark Hurley and Steve Mabry.
Independents Doug Trout and Don Hogan rounded out the field.
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[7-VOB-L'burg-Council]


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A woman has won a seat on Lynchburg's City Council for the first time in eight years..
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Joan Foster was the lone independent challenger in this year's race, but wound up getting the second-highest vote total of the four candidates.
Foster says being a woman helped her chances.
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Foster is the chief operating officer for the Alliance for Families and Children, an agency that directs community resources to needy families.
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[Take Lynchburg Results Board]
In other results from this race, Mayor Carl Hutcherson led the way last night, Foster came in a strong second. Bert Dodson was third, and current council member Stewart Hobbs was voted out, coming in fourth.
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In Danville, four incumbents will return to City Council.
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[TAKE DANVILLE PINNACLE FULL SCREEN 1004]
Ruby Archie, Wayne Williams, Charles Scott and Phillip Smith all keep their spots.
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Martinsville's mayor Mark Crabtree lost his re-election to city council yesterday.
Terry Roope and Joseph Cobbe will fill the two open seats.
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The winning candidates are pleased with the higher- than- expected voter turnout in the New River Valley.
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Over two-thousand residents came out in each of the Blacksburg and Christiansburg races. Poll workers say it's a major jump from recent elections.
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Voters put BOTH incumbents back in the mayor's seat. Harold Linkous in Christiansburg and Roger Hedgepeth in Blacksburg.
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((ROGER HEDGEPETH/BLACKSBURG MAYOR; THE LAST COUPLE OF ELECTIONS ITS BEEN VERY LOW BUT WITH TEN CANDIDATES AND A LOT OF INTEREST WE'VE HAD A GREAT TURNOUT.)) ((HAROLD LINKOUS/CHRISTIANSBURG MAYOR; IT'S A GREAT TURNOUT AND ONE OF THE LARGEST I CAN REMEMBER // MORE CHALLENGERS THIS YEAR THEN ANY BEFORE AND IT'S BEEN A LONG CAMPAIGN AND I'M GLAD IT'S OVER.))
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Linkous won with 48-percent of the vote, Hedgepeth with 56-percent.
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In Vinton, two incumbents will remain on town council.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD 1011]
Billy Obenchain and Bobby Altice were re-elected yesterday.
The third spot went to Melvin Anderson.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll see what happen to a British man after he put on a rather cheeky display for the queen.
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As we mentioned earlier, some Roanokers are coming to the aid of their neighbors in Buchanan County. Twelve hundred people there lost their homes in the recent flooding.
Now the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project is holding a drive to collect water and cleaning supplies to help the recovery effort.
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Meghan Muldoon joins us from the Roanoke Higher Education Center with more.
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A streaker who exposed himself to Queen Elizabeth is being warned to stay away from the monarch--
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Brynn Reed was arrested after running naked in front of the Rolls Royce carrying the queen and Prince Philip to an official engagement in northern England.
He was wearing only a pair of running shoes-- and drew jeers from crowds of royalists who were lined up on the street to see the 76- year- old monarch.
Police officers wrestled the man to the ground, and covered him up with coats.
Reed is charged with outraging public decency, and was told not to go within 200 yards of the Queen.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 289 points. The NASDAQ was up 98.

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Coming up next on the newscast, a pitcher for the Salem Avalanche receives a big honor,
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..And while Mothers Day has put the breaks on the Winston Cup series this weekend, many drivers spent yesterday preparing for the big test.
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Salem battled Lynchburg in game two of their three- game series last night in the Hill City. The Hillcats ended the night with a seven- game winning streak as they beat the Avalanche, eight to two.
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In one other Carolina League note, Salem first- baseman Brad Hawpe has been named the Carolina League's player of the month. He hit 375 with five homers and 23 r-b-is in 25 games during the month of April. ALSO, Salem's Justin Huisman was named the league's Reliever of the Month.
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Starting Thursday, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Villanova, and Syracuse will face off at the Moyer Complex.
The teams are all at- bat for the Big East Conference Softball Championship crown.
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The Moyer Complex crew was working hard on field preparations in order to meet NCAA field regulations.
The playing surface, as well as the competition, will be the best the complex has ever seen.
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Game one is Thursday at 11 AM between Villanova and Syracuse.
Fourth- seeded Tech plays top- seeded Notre Dame at 1:30.


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One of the top complaints to hit the ears of the Roanoke Dazzle's management last season was that their ticket prices were too high. That kind of complaint is not new to the world of sports - but the Dazzle's response of slashing the prices is refreshing.
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The Dazzle averaged just under 16 hundred fans a game in its inaugural season. The number is low, but not all that bad, considering the team did not have one Saturday night home date during the second half of the season.
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NASCAR is putting away the checkered flags for the upcoming Mother's Day weekend off.
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Last night several Busch Grand National and Winston Cup cars wrapped up two days of testing at the Lowe's Motor Speedway, in preparation for the upcoming Winston and the Coca-Cola 600. Most of the teams worked on race day setups, including the hottest rookie on the circuit - Jimmie Johnson. 17 Cup drivers and 22 Busch series teams took advantage of the open test session. When the sun set, the Winston Cup cars had the track all to themselves. The Winston is Saturday May 17th.
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