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Police in Washington, D-C are scouring the area for clues to the mysterious death of Chandra Levy.
A live update, straight ahead.
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And we'll talk to actress Jamie Lee Curtis about her latest role as an advocate for missing and exploited children.


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After another record breaking cold morning temperatures are finally warming up across the region....I'll have your warmer forecast.......
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...


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Now that her body has been found-- the next phase of the Chandra Levy investigation could include more interviews with Congressman Gary Condit.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
As Chandra Levy's family mourns in California, the Washington D-C police are moving forward with their investigation into the death of the former intern.
Skeletal remains of the 24-year-old woman were found yesterday in a park only a few miles away from her apartment.
Levy been missing for more than a year.
D-C Police Chief Charles Ramsey says investigators will leave no stone unturned as they look for clues in Levy's death.
And that might mean that police will talk with Congressman Gary Condit again..
Aleen Sirgany is in Washington today, and joins us now with an update.
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THE FOCUS NOW TURNS TO "HOW" CHANDRA LEVY DIED. POLICE CONTINUE TO SCOUR THE AREA OF ROCK CREEK PARK...HOPING TO DISCOVER MORE EVIDENCE. AND D-C POLICE CHIEF CHARLES RAMSEY HOPES THERE ARE CLUES SITTING AT THE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE.

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forensic science has come a long way and the fact that we have clothing being exposed to blood, semen, etc. there is a possibility although being exposed to the elements for that period of time doesn't exactly help us
THE CHIEF SAYS DETECTIVES HAD A PRETTY GOOD IDEA IT WAS THE MISSING INTERN WHEN THEY DISCOVERED A U-S-C SWEATSHIRT NEARBY LEVY WAS ATTENDING GRADUATE SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. JOGGING SHOES WERE ALSO FOUND AT THE SITE. THE CHIEF SAYS TODAY'S SEARCH CONTINUES TO BE CHALLENGING.

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It's a very steep incline and the body was under about a foot of underbrush and various other types of growth so it's a very difficult scene to search
CHANDRA'S PARENTS, WHO HAD CLUNG TO HOPE THAT THEIR DAUGHTER WAS ALIVE, ARE SAID TO BE DEVASTATED AND HEARTBROKEN. THEY REMAIN SECLUDED INSIDE THEIR CALIFORNIA HOME, AS A YELLOW RIBBON REMAINS TIED OUTSIDE. ))

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The lines should be left alone...that's what the Attorney General's office told the Virginia Supreme Court today.


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The Attorney General was before the Court to appeal the state's redistricting case.
Judge Richard Pattisall threw out the redistricting plan earlier this year, agreeing with Democrats that it packed too many black voters in too few districts.
Deputy Attorney General Frank Ferguson argued that the Salem circuit court judge overstepped his authority when he ruled the plan was unconstitutional and ordered new elections to take place.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: WE BELIEVE THAT THIS CASE WAS FLAWED FROM THE BEGINNING. THE COURT BELOW IN SALEM NEVER REQUIRED THE PLAINTIFFS TO PROVE THEY WERE HARMED BY THIS REDISTRICTING. THEY NEVER REQUIRED THEM TO PROVE STANDING. AND THEN THEY EVEN IMPOSED A REMEDY THAT CANNOT BE ENFORCED. THEY ORDERED THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO DO SOMETHING THAT QUITE FRANKLY THE COURT DOESN'T HAVE THE POWER TO ORDER.))
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The Attorney General also asked the high court to hear the case and to do it quickly.
The court didn't rule today but is taking the case under advisement.
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President Bush is in Berlin--
It's the first stop of a week-long tour of Europe and Russia to help firm up support for the war on terror.
But he's still facing more questions from back home about his knowledge prior to September 11th on the potential for terror attacks.
Bill Plante reports.
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TODAY'S NEWS CONFERENCE WITH GERMAN CHANCELLOR SCHROEDER, WAS MR BUSH'S FIRST CHANCE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS SINCE THE REPORTS LAST WEEK THAT HE HAD BEEN BRIEFED ABOUT TERRORIST ACTIVITY BEFORE 9/11. THE VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY CALLED CHARGES THAT THE ADMINISTRATION DIDN'T ACT WHEN IT SHOULD HAVE TOTALLY "IRRESPONSIBLE". MR BUSH'S RESPONSE TODAY WAS MILDER...HE SAYS THE CONGRESS IS THE PLACE FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO THOSE CHARGES.

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HERE IN BERLIN, THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS - AGAINST U.S. POLICY IN GENERAL, AND AGAINST WIDENING THE WAR ON TERROR TO IRAQ IN PARTICULAR. MOST WERE PEACEFUL, BUT SOME CHALLENGED POLICE. THEY WERE KEPT FAR AWAY FROM MR. BUSH - WHO SAID IN CASE THAT HE WELCOMES THE PROTESTS AS THE MARK OF A HEALTHY DEMOCRACY.

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THE PUBLIC MESSAGE HERE IS IN GERMANY IS THE WAR ON TERROR IS FAR FROM OVER. THE PRIVATE MESSAGE TO GERMAN LEADERS-IRAQ NEEDS TO BE CONSIDERATION. THIS AFTERNOON, THE PRESIDENT HEADS TO MOSCOW FOR THE HIGHLIGHT OF THIS TRIP, THE SIGNING OF A NEW NUCLEAR ARMS REDUCTION AGREEMENT. BILL PLANTE CBS NEWS BERLIN.
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The police chief of Tel Aviv says a "huge disaster" has been prevented.
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This morning, firefighters quickly put out a blaze set off by a bomb inside a tanker truck at Israel's biggest fuel depot.
Nobody was injured.
Police say the bomb was attached to the truck before it entered the depot, which is close to three major highways and surrounded by residential areas.
The bomb exploded and the tanker caught fire before the truck had taken on a load of fuel.
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Investigators are sifting through the charred remains of Israel's embassy in Paris-- trying to determine what sparked the blaze.
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Eight firefighters were slightly injured during the five-hour battle to extinguish the early-morning fire.
Right now, officials don't think it was arson.
A fire captain says an electrical problem may have triggered the blaze.
Residents nearby evacuated, but have since been allowed to return to their homes.
The area near the embassy is an exclusive neighborhood, just blocks from the French presidential palace.
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Still to come on the newscast, the region says goodbye to a murdered sheriff's deputy.
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Also we will see what police across the state are doing to make sure motorists are wearing their seat belts.
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A police checkpoint on Avenham Avenue in Roanoke is stopping hundreds of cars to make sure people Buckle Up Now.
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The high profile safety belt and child safety seat enforcement program has been in effect all this month.
Roanoke police set up a checkpoint this morning..making sure people are wearing their seatbelts...and informing them about the new law on child safety seats.
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((RICK CLARK/ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT - WE'RE PROMOTING BUCKLE UP NOW. IT'S ONE OF OUR PROGRAMS GOING ON THROUGH MAY.
WE'RE EDUCATION THE PUBLIC ON DRIVING SAFETY AS FAR AS WEARING YOUR SEAT BELT AND THE LAW CHANGES COMING UP IN JULY FOR CHILD SAFETY SEATS. THE REQUIREMENT IS NO LONGER FOUR YEARS OF AGE IT'S GOING UP TO SIX YEARS THAT THE CHILD HAS TO BE IN A CHILD SAFETY SEAT.))
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Pulling someone over solely because they are not buckled up is not allowed in Virginia.
But drivers caught speeding or running a stop sign, without wearing a seat belt will be ticketed.
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The first Pittsylvania County deputy to lose his life in the line of duty was laid to rest yesterday. As Teresa Hamilton tells us, hundreds of people turned out to pay their last respects to Deputy Frankie Betterton.
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(( Friends, family and complete strangers made up the hundreds who gathered at Brosville United Methodist Church to remember deputy Frankie Betterton. But it was the law enforcement community that truly stood out among those who came out to honor the slain officer.
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Frankie Betterton was killed Friday afternoon. He was shot after pulling over two vehicles along Route 58 just outside Danville. When Betterton's family arrived at the church... Betterton's fellow officers... as well as those who never knew the Pittsylvania County deputy... showed the utmost respect.
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Inside the church-- friends and family received words of comfort... while others stood outside because there simply weren't enough seats. Betterton's brother-in-law was among those who spoke from the pulpit... saying Betterton told him he was called by God to become an officer.
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A statement proven by the turnout--- comprised of officers from not only Virginia but North Carolina.
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((TO GET AN EVEN BETTER HANDLE ON THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO TURNED OUT... IT TOOK SOME 40- MINUTES JUST TO CLEAR THE PARKING LOT.)) As the cars pulled out-- most had their lights flashing, a final good-bye to a man who leaves behind a wife and three children and a community and state in mourning. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Brosville.))
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis will join us live from Washington to discuss a new program to help authorities locate missing children.
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Illusionist David Blaine MAY have topped himself--
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Yesterday, he completed 35 hours of standing on a tower in Midtown Manhattan.
After the feat, Blaine jumped off the 100- foot pole into a pile of boxes.
He went four days without food before getting onto the platform, and drank only a minimal amount of water.
Blaine trained with specialist so he could nail the dramatic high- dive.
When it was over, he seemed grateful to be on the ground-- and for the crowd's support.
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Blaine has earned a reputation for wowing crowds with his athletic stunts.
He stood in ice on Times Square for more than 61-hours in the year 2000.
In 1999, Blaine was buried alive for more than a week.
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A Lynchburg native was among the big winners at last night's Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Phil Vasser won the Top New Male Vocalist Award.
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The O Brother Where art thou soundtrack also won Album of the year and Vocal Event of the year awards.
That album features Franklin County's Dan Tyminski and Southwest Virginia native Ralph Stanley
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Last year more than 840 thousand people were reported missing to police. Of that number 90 percent were juveniles. That is approximately two thousand children a day.
Another troubling statistic says that more than a third of parents do not know their child's exact height, weight and eye color, which is critical information for authorities.
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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and Representatives with the Ford Motor Company just met with members of Congress and law enforcement officials in Washington.
They are working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to launch the Commitment to Kid's program.
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(You all have put together a child safety I-D kit--what is in those?)



(As we mentioned, you just met with lawmakers in D-C-- it certainly is timely, with the discovery of Chandra Levy's bod

y-- Do you think such a high- profile case will help get the ball rolling with the Commitment to Kids' Program?)



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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 61 points.

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The Nasdaq has lost 16 points.


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Coming up next on the newscast, doctors tell a local Winston Cup he should sit out this weekend's Coca Cola 600,
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also we will see why Virginian Jeff Burton was trying his hand at a different kind of race track.
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Qualifying gets underway tonight in Charlotte at the Lowe's Motor Speedway- but a local native was in town this week to test a different track...
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Jeff Burton is the defending champion of the Coke 600. Burton tested his road course car at the Virginia International Raceway in Halifax County on Tuesday. He's currently ninth in points but admits his team has not lived up to its potential this season.
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Burton is one of four cars owned by Jack Roush in the top 10 in points. The other Roush cars are second, third, and fifth. That's something Burton wants to change in a hurry.
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Meanwhile Hermie Sadler will replace Rockbridge Baths' native Rick Mast in the Coca-Cola 600.
Doctors have recommended Mast sit out the race. He has been losing weight and feeling fatigued for the past several weeks and is having tests to determine the cause. Mike Stevens will be in Charlotte and bring us reports on pole qualifying beginning tonight on News 7 at 5.
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