A question of free speech--
The U-S Supreme Court will consider whether a Virginia law banning cross burning should have been struck down.
And the Washington medical examiner solves PART of the mystery surrounding Chandra Levy's death.
Plus we will speak live with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Sunshine across the region is helping to boost temperatures well into the 70s and 80s this afternoon....but we still have a slight chance for a thunderstorm...I'll have your forecast...
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
A medical examiner rules Chandra Levy's death a homicide-- but he says still he doesn't know exactly HOW she was killed.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Washington's chief medical examiner Doctor Jonathan Arden says the EXACT cause of Chandra Levy's death has not been determined.
The remains of the former intern were found last week in a
Washington D-C park.
Police had previously stated that they believed Levy was a victim of foul
play, but said they have no prime suspect in the case.
Meanwhile, Levy's family and friends are gathered in her hometown of Modesto, California at this hour for a memorial to the 24- year- old woman.
The former intern had been missing for over a year.
Manuel Gallegus has an update now from Modesto, California.
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HERE IN MODESTO...OVER 1500 PEOPLE, INCLUDING..CHANDRA'S
PARENTS...ROBERT AND SUE...WILL ATTEND TODAY'S MEMORIAL SERVICE.
ORGANIZER'S SAY IT'S A CELEBRATION OF LEVY'S LIFE BEING
CALLED..."FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS."
SOT: CARMEN SABATINO/MODESTO MAYOR
"THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS GRIEVING WITH THE LEVY'S
A GREAT MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ATTENDING THIS MEMORIAL."
SOT: JERRI MARTIN/MODESTO RESIDENT
"I THINK PEOPLE NEED CLOSURE, PEOPLE NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND JUST
SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER BECAUSE IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE, ANYWHERE."
LEVY'S REMAINS WERE FOUND LAST WEEK IN A WASHINGTON, D.C. PARK MORE THAN
A YEAR AFTER THE FORMER INTERN DISAPPEARED. POLICE SAY THEY HAVE NO
PRIME SUSPECT IN THE CASE. THEY MAY RE-INTERVIEW SOME OF THE PEOPLE
THEY FIRST SPOKE WITH...INCLUDING FORMER CONGRESSMAN GARY CONDIT.
The U.S. Supreme Court said this morning it will hear Virginia's appeal of a 50 year old law.
The Virginia Supreme Court ruled the law against cross burning is a violation of free speech.
Now the U-S Supreme Court will hear a case that started last year in Carroll County.
Barry Black was convicted by the state Supreme Court because he set fire to a cross at a Ku Klux Klan rally.
The court said it expects to rule on the issue sometime next year.
The ruling could determined how far states may go in prohibiting practices associated with racial hatred or intimidation.
Bad weather is making a hard job even tougher for workers combing through the underwater wreckage of a collapsed bridge over the Arkansas River.
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Authorities say they've removed a total of eight vehicles from
So far, nine bodies have been recovered from the wreckage.
Investigators have spoken with crew members of the towboat that pushed two barges into the bridge, causing it to collapse.
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Preliminary tests show the towboat captain Joe Dedmon hadn't been drinking or using drugs before the accident.
Authorities are seeking his medical records, in hopes of learning why he blacked out.
Russia is now the newest member of the NATO alliance.
It's a historic moment that brings the former Soviet enemy into the international fold.
Teri Okita has more.
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TRACK: IT WAS A HISTORIC OCCASION THAT CALLED FOR POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE.
AS 20-NATO LEADERS POSED FOR A PHOTO OP AS THE ITALIAN AIR FORCE FLEW
OVERHEAD SPEWING ITS NATIONAL COLORS THE SIGNING OF A DECLARATION
WELCOMING RUSSIA AS A JUNIOR PARTNER TO NATO USHERED IN A NEW ERA IN
SOT: (Bush) Two former foes are now joined as partners, overcoming
50-years of division and a decade of uncertainty.
TRACK: AS A JUNIOR PARTNER, RUSSIA WILL HAVE LIMITED INVOLVEMENT IN
NATO DECISIONS INCLUDING CRISIS MANAGEMENT, PEACEKEEPING AND AIR
DEFENSE, AND SEARCH-AND-RESCUE OPERATIONS. BUT IT WILL NOT HAVE VETO
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STANDUP BRIDGE: Veto power IS an issue for Russia because it opposes any
further expansion of NATO. The organization may add up to seven, new
full partners this November including some states bordering Russia.
TRACK: BUT RUSSIA SEES ITS JUNIOR STATUS AS A BEGINNING, AND
PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN SAYS THIS PARTNERSHIP WOULD HAVE BEEN
UNTHINKABLE JUST A FEW YEARS BACK. NATO WAS CREATED MORE THAN 50-YEARS
AGO FOR THE COLD WAR CONTAINMENT OF MOSCOW. THESE DAYS, PRESIDENT BUSH
SAYS, THERES A NEW THREAT HIGHLIGHTED BY SEPTEMBER 11TH.
SOT: (Bush) The months since have made clear that, by working together
against these threats, we multiply our effectiveness.
TRACK: LEADER AFTER LEADER JOINED PRESIDENT BUSH IN CITING 9-11 AND THE
TERRORIST THREAT AS A CATALYST FOR CREATING A STRONGER, MORE COHESIVE
NATO. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
A Roanoke County man who was detained in Israel for three weeks arrived safely back home last night.
Family and friends welcomed Nathan Musselman last night at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
Joe Dashiell reports.
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((Nathan Musselman's return to Roanoke brought tears from his parents...
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and applause from the friends who had waited anxiously for news of his release.
After 24 days in Israeli prisons, Musselman was happy to be home, but said he also carried a sense of personal loss.
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((IT'S GREAT TO SEE MY FAMILY AGAIN. ALTHOUGH I'M VERY SAD TO BE LEAVING PALESTINE IN THE WAY THAT I DID, VERY SAD FOR ME TO LEAVE MY FRIENDS THERE AND MY STUDIES AND ALL THAT I WAS LIVING FOR OVER THERE.))
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Musselman was detained May 2nd, when he joined other international peace activists outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
He took part in a demonstration that allowed others to deliver food to the Palestinians inside who were involved in a stand-off with Israeli forces.
Musselman says he has no regrets about his involvement.
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((THERE WERE PEOPLE HUNGRY IN THE CHURCH. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO THEY WERE. THERE WERE PEOPLE HUNGRY IN THE CHURCH. AND THE ISRAELIS WERE HOLDING THEM UNDER SEIGE. SOMETHING NEEDED TO BE DONE ABOUT IT AND NOBODY ELSE WAS DOING ANYTHING.))
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Musselman had refused to be deported, but ultimately decided his return to the U.S. would allow him to speak out.
His Arabic studies incomplete, his return to Israel unlikely anytime soon, Musselman says his life has taken "a sharp turn...." and left him looking for new ways to serve a cause he passionately supports.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
Movies on the big screen won't be so big anymore after a storm left its mark on a drive-in theatre in north Texas.
Severe weather rolled through several areas surrounding the Dallas- Fort Worth metroplex yesterday, carrying winds that ripped apart the screen.
The historic drive- in also suffered damage in its projection room.
The theatre will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this coming
Its owners hope the damage can be repaired in time for the
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Stay with us, next on our newscast, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani
will join us live to talk about one drug company's efforts to keep painkillers out of the hands of people who abuse them.
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He's not the mayor of New York City anymore, but Rudy Giuliani is taking on a new challenge--
Giuliani is now working with Purdue Pharma-- the maker of the controversial painkiller OxyContin-- to help fight prescription drug abuse.
We're fortunate to have Mr. Giuliani joining us this afternoon to talk more about it.
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(Mr. Giuliani, prescription drug abuse is an issue that really hits close to home in our region-- Oxycontin abuse espec
ially-- how did you become involved in the fight against prescription drug abuse?)
(The problem has been so big here in Virginia that our lawmakers have approved a prescription monitoring program-- Even
though a lot's being done, do you think this is a battle that can ever be won?)
(Is this role as a spokesman turning into another full-time job for you?)
Thank you so much for speaking with us today, it's been an honor to talk to you.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Leo will have our detailed look at the weather,
But first we will tell you about a restaurant that is making a name for itself by frying twinkies and candy bars.
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Here's something that might arouse your taste buds-- or at least your curiosity...
A small restaurant in Brooklyn is quickly becoming famous for serving British "delicacies."
We're not just talking about the usual fish and chips-- how about a serving of deep- fried Twinkies?
Jennifer Miller reports.
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THE "CHIP SHOP" IN BROOKLYN.. SERVES THE BEST OF BRITISH FOOD... OLD
WORLD FAVORITES SUCH AS MUSHY PEAS...BANGERS AND MASH.... SHEPARD'S PIE
AND OF COURSE ITS AWARD WINNING FISH AND CHIPS.
SOT: WESLEY WEISSBERG/"Chip Shop" Patron
"It's great, they do it really well."
AND THEN THERE ARE ITEMS NOT SO STEEPED IN BRITISH TRADITION....AND
CERTAINLY NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.
sot: Paul S. White/"Chip Shop" Patron
"they've sort of been pushing the envelope here."
CONSIDER IT A CRUSADE... TO SEE JUST WHAT.. THEY CAN DROP... IN THAT
VAT OF BUBBLING OIL. CHEF CHRIS SELL FRIES ALMOST EVERYTHING. THE
FRIED MARS BAR IS THE REIGNING FAVORITE.
sot: PAUL S WHITE.
"It was really good, a chocolate explosion, the chocolate just melts
into the batter and ..., mmm."
AND... A NEW JEWEL IN HIS CROWN: THE FRIED...TWINKIE.
SELL CALLS IT FUSION COOKING ... TAKING AN ALL AMERICAN CLASSIC LIKE A
TWINKIE, COATING IT IN FLOUR, DUNKING IT IN BATTER AND COOKING IT
VOICE OF CHRIS SELL/"Chip Shop" Owner
" IT REALLY DOESN'T TASTE LIKE A TWINKIE, IT TASTES LIKE A PICE OF FRESH
BAKED SPONGE CAKE THAT'S BEEN DIPPED IN COULIE WITHA VANILLE ICING ON
IT, IT WORKDS REALLY WELL.
BUT SELL IS NOT A CARNIVAL COOK.
"I'm promoting British cuisine."
HE IS A FRENCH TRAINED CHEF....INSPIRED ...BY HIS MUM. (NOT MOM)
"She's a dreadful cook, that's why I became a chef in the first place."
THINK OF IT THIS WAY ... ANY COOK WHO CAN TAKE A VAT OF VEGETABLE OIL,
ADD A LITTLE BIT OF FRUIT SAUCE AND TURN A TWINKIE INTO FINE CUISINE
... CAN'T BE BAD. HIS MUM MUST BE PROUD
JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, BROOKLYN
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 120 points. The NASDAQ has lost 25,
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Coming up after this break- the Salem Avalanche celebrates a blast from the past,
And we'll see if home court advantage for the Celtics helped fuel a second straight win over the Nets...
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The Eastern Conference finals will now head back to the Garden State after New Jersey netted a big win last night in Boston.
New Jersey tied up its series with Boston in game four to make it two-games-apiece.
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The Nets led by as many as 15 points in the second half, as Jason Kidd was working his magic again.
Here he gets the assist to Keith Van Horn who hits the basket.
Kidd was also active on the boards.
Kenyon Martin misses the shot, but Kidd is there for the rebound and the basket.
But, like Saturday, Boston rallied again.
Antoine Walker would score 30 points on the night.
Paul Pierce scored 31 as the Celtics were within 2, with time running out.
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That's when Pierce missed the first free throw, and then missed the second one on purpose.
Walker's tip-in won't go.
Tony Battie had two hands on it, but it still won't fall.
The Nets win 94-to-92.
Game Five is tomorrow night in New Jersey.
N-H-L action was also heating up last night in a close game.
Game five of the western conference finals had the Avalanche and the Red Wings facing off in overtime.
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The Avalanche led after the first period 1-to-nothing as Peter Forsberg's assist to Steven (Rine-wick) Reinprecht leads to a nasty wrap- around that beats Dominic (Hah-shick) Hasek.
The Red Wings would manage to tie things in the first minute of play in the third period, as Steve Yzerman sneaks the puck just inside of Patrick (Wah's) Roy's pads against the post.
In overtime - the Avalanche got just one shot on goal - but that is all the team would need, as Forsberg
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finesses the puck past (Hah-shick) Hasek.
The Avs now lead the series 3 games to two.
Game six is in Denver on Wednesday.
The Salem Avalanche returned home last night to take on Wilmington in game one of their series.
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As a part of a special theme night- the Avs were decked out in replica uniforms representing the 1955 Salem Rebels.
It's all part of the City of Salem's 200th bicentennial celebration.
By the way, Salem ended up losing to Wilmington last night 6 to 3.
The Avs are now home for six straight games.
FINAL LOOK AT THE WEATHER
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