Up next on News 7--
Business as usual today at the Rocky Mount Post Office, despite a destructive fire over the weekend that burned more than a thousand pieces of mail.
And a toddler in Bedford County dies after being hit by a car in a driveway.
A cold start to our day with record lows being smashed all across the area...warmer weather's heading our way....I'll have your forecast.....
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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The man accused of killing a sheriff's deputy has just made his first appearance in court.
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Roy Inge (INJ) appeared in a Pittsylvania County courtroom just moments ago.
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Steve Smallshaw joins us live from Chatham with more. Steve what happened in court this morning?
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A Bedford County toddler was killed yesterday after he was struck by a car in a driveway.
Authorities say two-year-old Chad Jacobs of Forest died at an area hospital yesterday afternoon.
Jacobs, who would have turned three on Wednesday, was the son of Shane and Diana Jacobs.
Virginia State Police Sergeant R-D Ross declined to release details of the accident.
There's no word on whether there will be any charges filed.
The Rocky Mount Post Office opened on time this morning -- despite a weekend fire that destroyed or damaged more than a thousand pieces of mail.
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The Postal Service says one-thousand pieces of mail were charred and another 400 had smoke or water damage.
In addition, some post office boxes were damaged, and some of the mail in those boxes was charred.
The post office says carriers are going out on time and the damaged mail that can be read will be delivered.
Over the weekend, a promising experimental breast cancer drug fell short of getting a full endorsement from top oncologists.
Afraid of potential risks, the doctors instead recommended a tried and true drug.
Bobbi Harley has the details.
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[SUPER=01-Cathy Kautz/Breast Cancer Patient; 1:30]
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((Kathy Canon is in the most advanced stage of breast cancer...but a new
generation of drugs known as aromatase inhibitors has helped to prolong
her life and let her concentrate on living.
SOT KATHY CANON/ BREAST CANCER PATIENT: (2/051423) WHAT'S IMPORTANT IS
BEING A MOM TO ME AND SEEING THAT I CAN RAISE MY KIDS :07 I WANT TO
RAISE MY SEVEN YEAR OLD SON AND NINE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER SO MUCH :12
This new drug therapy reduces estrogen in patients who have cancer that
is fueled by the hormone. It is similar to the widely-used tamoxifen
... but with fewer side effects.
NAT SOT - conference - we would not recommend ....
But despite the promise, today a panel of leading oncologists advised
against using aromatase inhibitors like arimidex over tamoxifen after a
large clinical trial compared both treatments.
SOT DR. LARRY NORTON/ MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER: WE DON'T
KNOW YET HOW LONG TO USE ARMIDEX OR IF THE ADVANTAGES WILL BE MAINTAINED
OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME (:07)
Natsot walking dog "no we're not going to stop there"
(cathy walking the dog)
NARR: For now, doctors are sticking with what they know: Tamoxifen has
helped patients in remission like Cathy Kautz remain cancer free for
almost four years.
SOT CATHY KAUTZ: THE TREATMENTS HAVE GIVEN ME BACK MY LIFE BASICALLY
SOT DR. LARRY NORTON: WITH TAMOXIFEN WE HAVE FIFTEEN TWENTY YEAR DATA
THAT SHOW THAT USE OF THE DRUG HAS LONG TERM ADVANTAGES IN TERMS OF
PATIENTS NOT HAVING RELAPSE OF THEIR BREAST CANCER (:10)
O/C: EACH YEAR ANOTHER TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND WOMEN ARE DIAGNOSED WITH
BREAST CANCER --- THAT'S WHY TEN STUDIES ARE CURRENTLY UNDERWAY ON
AROMATASE INHIBITORS --- WITH THE HOPE THAT THE INITIAL PROMISE OF THESE
DRUGS WILL BE PROVEN OVER TIME. BH. CBS NEWS, ORLANDO.))
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Authorities in Martinsville make another arrest in last week's fatal drive by shooting. We will have details next,
Also, Palestinian leaders are blaming Israel for a car bomb that killed the son of a Palestinian leader.
Authorities in Martinsville say they have made another arrest in Wednesday's fatal drive-by shooting.
Police say 19 year old Curtis Orlando Robertson Junior turned himself in to authorities yesterday morning. He's being held at the Martinsville City jail without bond.
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Police had been looking for Robertson since Wednesday's shooting that left 19 year old Delvin Hairston dead with a single gunshot wound to the chest.
A 17 year old suspect was arrested on Thursday at his home in Axton. Both teens now face first degree murder charges.
One U-S senator says last summer's F-B-I memo warning that Arabs were training in American flight schools was a big "neon light", and shouldn't have been ignored.
That as the nation is put on notice that another terrorist attack is likely on its way.
Aleen Sirgany reports.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Richard Shelby/(R) Alabama;]
[SUPER=01-Neil Livingston/Security Expert;]
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THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION WARNS IT'S NOT A MATTER OF IFBUT WHEN, WHERE
AND HOW TERRRORISTS WILL LAUNCH ANOTHER ATTACK AGAINST THE U.S.
(Sot: Vice President Richard Cheney/Fox News Sunday) I think that the
prospects of a future attack on the u.s are almost a certainty, it could
happen tomorrow, it could happen next week, it could happen next year,
but they will keep trying.
"SURELY THE TERRORIST WILL HIT BACK."
SENATOR RICHARD SHELBY, WHO IS ON THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE,
SAYS WHILE THE U.S IS NOW BETTER PREPARED TO DEFEND ITSELF THAN IT WAS
BEFORE SEPTEMBER 11TH, THE COUNTRY IS STILL VULNERABLE.
I DON'T KNOW IF WE WILL BE ABLE TO DEFEND AGAINST EVERY EVENTUALITY IN
AMERICA, WE'RE AN OPEN SOCIETY, WE COULD CUT THE LOSSES DOWN."
AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE F-B-I HOPES TO DO IN FLORIDA, WHERE SECURITY
HAS BEEN INCREASED AT WATER FACILITIES IN ORANGE COUNTY FOLLOWING WHAT
THE BUREAU CALLS A NON-SPECIFIC THREAT AGAINST THE WATER SUPPLY. THE
SAME SUPPLY THAT SERVES WALT DISNEY WORLD AND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF
TOURIST EACH DAY.
AND IN AN EVEN BROADER THREAT, THE F-B-I WARNS OF A POSSIBLE PLOT BY THE
AL-QAIDA NETWORK TO BLOW UP U.S APARTMENT BUILDINGS. BUT AGAIN, THERE
IS NO INFORMATION AS TO WHEN OR WHERE.
(SOT) NEIL LIVINGSTON/SECURITY EXPERT
I think this warning on apartments is better than most because it
basically going out to apartment managers saying be on the lookout.
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Palestinian militants are blaming Israel for a car bombing in Lebanon that killed the son of a Palestinian guerilla leader.
Now they're vowing to retaliate.
The blast happened at mid-day on a street off a busy shopping
area in Beirut.
Lebanese police say a small stick of explosive plastic went off under the driver's seat.
The victim is identified as Jihad Jibril, the son
of guerrilla leader Ahmed Jibril.
The guerrilla group has rejected any peace deals with Israel.
It's also been at odds with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Meanwhile, Israel denies any connection to today's bombing.
In Israel, there were back-to-back suicide bombing attacks.
David Hawkins has the latest.
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WITNESSES SAY THE BOMBER WAS WEARING WHAT APPEARED TO BE AN ISRAELI ARMY
UNIFORM... AND WALKED UNNOTICED INTO NETANYA'S FRUIT AND VEGETABLE
MARKET BEFORE BLOWING HIMSELF UP.
WHERE WAS THE BOMB?
ISREALI POLICE SAID THEY'D RECEIVED WARNING THAT A SUICIDE BOMBER WAS ON
(SOT 2036 SUPT. GIL KLEIMAN, ISRAELI POLICE)
ALTHOUGH WE HAVE OUR SUCCESSES, WE HAVE OUR FAILURES AND THE WAR AGAINST
TERROR IS A LONG DRAWN OUT WAR. (4)
...BUT THEY HAD NO IDEA WHERE... EXACTLY... THE BOMBER WAS HEADED.
NETANYA WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD GUESS. THIS SEASIDE CITY HAS BEEN THE
TARGET OF SEVERAL TERRORIST ATTACKS IN THE PAST... THE MOST RECENT... A
PASSOVER EVE BOMBING THAT KILLED 29... PROMPTING ISRAEL TO LAUNCH AN
INVASION OF PALESTINIAN CITIES AND TOWNS.
THIS ATTACK COMES AS BOTH PALESTINIANS AND ISRAELIS ARE TRYING TO GET
THE PEACE PROCESS BACK ON TRACK... AND AMIDST DISCUSSIONS OVER HOW TO
REFORM THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY AND ITS SECURITY FORCES.
(SOT GIDEON MEIR, ISRAELI GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN)
EVERY TIME A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY IS OPENING FOR A PEACE PROCESS THE
PALESTINIAN TERRORISTS MAKE SURE TO CLOSE IT. (10)
THERE REALLY NEVER WAS ANY QUESTION HERE THAT THE SUICIDE BOMBERS WOULD
STRIKE AGAIN. THE QUESTION NOW THOUGH IS... WHAT WILL THE ISRAELI
THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY CONDEMNED THE ATTACK... AND THE UNITED
STATES... AT LEAST... APPEARS TO BE TAKING PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY
PRESIDENT YASIR ARAFAT'S WORD THAT HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.
WHICH IS MORE THAN CAN BE SAID FOR THOSE GATHERED AT THE SCENE.
Police say a North Carolina woman threw a fire bomb into a Ridgeway man's home and led Henry County sheriff's deputies on an interstate chase.
Police say Richard James Potter Junior called authorities early yesterday morning and reported that someone had thrown a fire bomb into his bedroom window.
He put the fire out himself.
Deputies got to his house and said they saw 39-year-old Fenetra Giles of Eden, North Carolina, driving away.
They say she led them on a chase into North Carolina before deputies blocked her.
The Henry County Sheriff's Office charged Giles on three felony counts, including arson.
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Coming up next on the newscast, some skateboarders take their cause to the streets.
Also a volcano in Mexico forces the evacuation of hundreds of families.
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Hundreds of people living at the foot of Mexico's Colima volcano have been evacuated after the mountain began spewing out burning rock and lava.
Located in the western part of Mexico, Colima is known as the "Volcano of Fire."
The volcano had been dormant until November of 1998, but began spouting rock and ash at the beginning of February this year.
Authorities have sealed off the area within four miles of the volcano's summit, and placed communities with a seven- mile radius on alert.
Some local skateboarders are trying to raise money to build a park in Vinton.
They began their efforts after they discovered sometimes you don't HAVE to fight city hall.
Justin McLeod has more.
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[SUPER=01-Rob Cantu/Skateboarder; 1:18]
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((((NAT SOUND OF SKATE BOARDING))
They jump, twirl, and even do tricks in the air.
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But what these local skateboarders do often gets them into trouble.
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((CHRIS WAFE/SKATEBOARDER: WHEN WE SKATE WE HAVE TO SKATE WHERE WE HAVE TO SKATE WHERE WE HAVE PERMISSION OR, CAUSE THE COPS THEY JUST FOLLOW US.))
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That's because the town of Vinton passed a new ordinance in January.
It prohibts skating in most public places including downtown.
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((BRANDON CARLESCO/SKATEBOARDER: THEY THINK WE'RE HOODLUMS AND BAD KIDS.))
[OUT Q=and bad kids]
And it's a safety concern.
Many of the local businesses fear they could be liable if a kid gets hurt.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: RATHER THAN FIGHT CITY HALL, THE KIDS WANTED TO JOIN FORCES. SO THEY PUT A PROPOSAL TOGETHER AND CAME HERE TO THE TOWN COUNCIL MEETING BACK IN MARCH. THEY'LL FREELY ADMIT TO YOU THEY DIDN'T EXPECT MUCH.))
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[IN Q=I'd expected them]
((CHRIS PERDUE/SKATEBOARDER: I'D EXPECTED THEM TO BLOW US OFF.))
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But that failed to happen.
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((JARED HOWELL/SKATEBOARDER: I WAS SURPRISED THEY GAVE US 10,000 DOLLARS.))
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The town council agreed to fund a new skate park, only if the kids paid for half of it.
So they formed non-profit group called Youth on Wheels and started raising funds.
They must come up with 10,000 dollars by the first of June.
If that happens, the town plans to build the project here at Gearhart Park in Vinton.
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[IN Q=I think its been]
((ROB CANTU/SKATEBOARDER: I THINK ITS BEEN A GOOD EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OF US EVEN ALL THE WAY TO THE ADULTS. WE'VE LEARNED A LOT ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT PROCESS.))
((CHRIS WAFE/SKATEBOARDER: I THINK IT'S GREAT. NOT ONLY THAT WILL BE THE ONLY ONES ON IT, THERE WILL BE MORE PEOPLE AND WE CAN BE PROUD OF WHAT WE/VE MADE IN VINTON.))
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And that will have these kids jumping for joy for many years to come.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Vinton.))
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 126 points. The NASDAQ has lost 42.
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Coming up after the break- we'll find out which junior golfers played their game to a tee at the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf tournament...
Plus, Avalanche highlights from the series closer with the Cannons....
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On the track in the Busch Series- Jason Keller moved into the points lead with yesterday's win at the Stacker 200.
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Keller took the lead for good after a late caution and never gave it up again, taking the number 57 Albertson Ford to victory lane.
He would hold off Raybestos Rookie of the Year leader Scott Riggs, who finished second.
This is a one, two finish for P-B-C racing.
Ron Hornaday was third, Jamie McMurray fourth, and Randy Lajoi fifth. Stacy Compton was 13th.
In the Craftsman Truck Series, Mike Bliss won the Rocky Mountain 200 at Pikes Peak International raceway.[S-Golf]
Over at the Roanoke Country Club- the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf tournament came to a close.
Brian Belden- of Pennsylvania- won the 14- and- under boys' division.
In the boys' 15 to 18 age group, the battle for the title came down to a sudden death.
Daniel Im and Webb Simpson would have to go to three playoff holes to decide it.
On the third hole, Im was a little strong on this shot from the fringe.
Simpson nearly birdies the hole.
He gets the par putt here and wins the Scott Robertson.
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[OUT Q=...slider to win"]
In girls', Paula Creamer ran away with the 15 to 18 title.
She won by six strokes over Mallory Code.
The final pitches of the Division two softball tournament games were thrown yesterday in Salem.
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Moyer Sports complex was busy with Grand Valley State and St. Mary's out of Texas.
This would turn out to be a defensive battle with some top notch pitching.
The Lakers try to get some offense going.
Carry Jonas hits a dribbler to short--
The [SUPER=34-Grand Valley/1/St. Mary's/0;]throw to first is high, and that advances a runner to third.
But Grand Valley State's run comes to an end when St. Mary's pitcher Kim Kling strikes out Kelly Burt.
Grand Valley goes on to win, 1-nothing.
The Salem Avalanche and the Potomac Cannons finished up their three game series yesterday.
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The weather warmed up, and so did ticket sales as a huge crowd turned out for this one at Salem Memorial.
We pick up the action in the top of the third inning-
Johnny Hernandez connects on a shot to shallow centerfield, but Salem's Cory Sullivan makes a brilliant diving catch to end the inning.
Then, Salem gets some offense going.
Kevin Sullivan singles to right center.
Runners would move to second and third.
[SUPER=37-Potomac/1/Salem/7;] Miguel Valario hits the ball to the shortstop.
He throws him out at first.
But Sullivan scores, it's 3-1 Avalanche, and Salem goes on to win it 7-1.
And finally today--
Thousands turned out for the annual football game between New York City's police and fire departments.
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New York's finest met on the grid-iron yesterday at New Jersey's Giant Statium.
A special tribute was paid to the fire department players who lost their lives in the September 11th attacks.
When the football game ended, the N-Y-P-D ended up on top, by a score of 10 to nothing.
But the shut-out probably didn't come as a big surprise to the fire department's team.
This was the NINTH straight year that the N-Y-P-D has won....
FINAL LOOK AT THE WEATHER
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