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A 200th birthday is something to celebrate in Salem ...
Today, the city invites residents to share in it's history.
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And it was first a suicide ... now it's a murder.
Seven years later... a man stands trial in shooting death of his wife. [WX-Head]
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Hazy, hot and humid across the region with a chance for a scattered shower or thunderstorm...will this weather continue...I'll have your forecast....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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[Sluder]


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Seven years after a woman was found shot to death, her estranged husband is now on trial for her murder.
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43 year old Roy Denver Sluder is charged with killing Loria Lee Sluder in their Smith Mountain Lake home in June of 1995.
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Her death was originally ruled a suicide, but five years later, police determined she had been murdered. Then last year, Roy Sluder was arrested in North Carolina.
The trial began with jury selection this morning .. and at least check, that process was not quite complete. The entire case is expected to last three to four days.
We will have reports from the Bedford County Courthouse tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6.
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[Salem-Birthday]


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The city of Salem is celebrating its bicentennial ALL this year ... but the BIG birthday party is today.
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Shannon Young is in downtown Salem with more on today's festivities.
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((ROLLCUE:...city offices will be open to the public.))
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Roanoke city officials are already putting out the word ... mandatory water conservation measures may take effect within weeks.
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The level at Carvins Cove was 24-point-two feet below the spillway this morning.
Mandatory restrictions will take effect once the city's main water supply drops to 26 feet.
But city manager Darlene Burcham says the city continues to stress voluntary conservation.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM: WE'VE JUST ALL GOT TO BE BETTER CONSERVATORS OF WATER, AND HAVING VISITED THE WEST COAST, THE THINGS WE ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO DO ARE VERY MILD IN COMPARISON TO WHAT THEY LIVE WITH YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT. AND WHILE WE HAVE SIGNIFICANT CONDITIONS HERE, THEY'RE NOT NEAR AS BAD AS SOME OF THE STATES NORTH OF US ON THE EAST COAST.))
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Work on the new Crystal Spring Water Plant is slightly ahead of schedule, but it won't be completed soon enough to help with the current deficit.
The city is also moving forward with plans to drill new wells.
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[Intelligence]


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Lawmakers are meeting in private today at the Capitol ... to look into intelligence failures before September 11th.
The probe comes as new reports surface that the U-S received several warnings before the terrorist attacks.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest from Washington.
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((IN A SECURE, SOUNDPROOF, CLOSED DOOR MEETING ON THE FOURTH FLOOR OF THE CAPITOL, WITH POLICE GUARDS STANDING BY, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WILL TACKLE WHAT IS EXPECTED TO BE A GRUELING TASKSORTING THROUGH A LAUNDRY LIST OF ALLEGATIONS CONCERNING INTELLIGENCE FAILURES BEFORE SEPTEMBER 11TH.

(SOT) Rep.PORTER GOSS/(R-Fl)

But we're in a situation where we could have done better, we should have done better -- now, what are the things we specifically are going to do to make sure we're better protected?
AND CONGRESS WILL LOOK A WARNING FOM EGYPT IN EARLY SEPTEMBER. EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT HOSNI MUBARAK TELLS THE NEW YORK TIMES THAT HIS COUNTRY WARNED U-S OFFICIALS THAT AN AL-QAEDA ATTACK WAS IMMINENT. BUT NEITHER THE CIA NOR THE WHITE HOUSE REMEMBERS SUCH AN EXCHANGE.

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AND HERES WHAT ELSE LAWMAKERS WILL INVESTIGATE. WHAT DID THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES KNOW AND WHAT, IF ANYTHING, DID THEY DO WITH THE INFORMATION. THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO DIG FOR HOW TO PREVENT MORE ATTACKS.

(SOT)GOSS

IF anything, I think that we were a little complacent not only as an intelligence community, but as a nation. Perhaps, even Congress could be accused of being a little complacent as well.

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THE SENSITIVE NATURE OF THE INFORMATION REQUIRES A PRIVATE SESSION OF AT LEAST TWO DAYS. BUT THERE WILL ALSO BE A PUBLIC HEARING LATER THIS MONTH. AS, CBSNEWS, WASH.))

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Terrorism concerns are leading to something new in Virginia. It's called "Operation Roadcheck", and it is now underway.
State police say they'll be looking over tractor trailers more than ever before .. a direct result of last year's 9-11 attacks.
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It's all part of a nationwide program where state police and other agencies team up to inspect as many commercial vehicles as possible. Last night, troopers began random inspections at the Troutville scales on Interstate 81. The troopers are checking the driver's credentials... They're also closely inspecting the rigs-- which can take as long as 30- minutes for each one.
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((TERRY KNOWLTON/STATE POLICE; THESE TROOPERS HAVE TO GO THROUGH EXTENSIVE TRAINING, MOTOR CARRIER TRAINING, AND GET RE-CERTIFIED EVERY YEAR, A VERY SPECIALIZED FIELD.))
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This is a three day event. Today troopers will be joined by the Department of Motor Vehicles and members of the drug interdiction team.
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Students at Virginia Tech will see some changes in their academic colleges. But university officials say this is NOT a result of budget cuts.
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Yesterday, the Board the Visitors approved a major restructuring plan. Some changes will happen immediately while others will take place over the next year. One major step is breaking The College of Arts and Sciences into two colleges. Tech is also adopting a plan for groups of colleges to work in a consortium. It means they will share things to become more efficient.
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((JOE MEROLA/RESTRUCTURING SR. ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOW; HOW DO WE WORK WITH THE CONSORTIUM HOW DO YOU WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF COMMONALTIES TO SHARE GRADUATE PROGRAMS TO SHARE UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING TO SHARE PERHAPS SOME RECRUITING EFFORTS TO SHARE FACILITIES A LOT OF THESE DIFFERENT COLLEGE HAVE A LOT OF THE SAME NEEDS FOR SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT PURCHASES.))
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Merola says sharing will save money but that restructuring is NOT a result of this year's budget cuts. He says the plan has been in the works since last fall... to increase efficiency and help Tech reach its goal of becoming a Top 30 research institution. But the Board of Visitors did address the budget yesterday... it approved the numbers... which include about 24-million dollars in required cuts.
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[Blood-Donation]


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The American Red Cross faces a severe drop in blood supplies, and it is asking for your help.
A spokesman says Memorial Day holiday travel is partly to blame.
If donations do not pick up, the Red Cross will issue a Blood Supply Emergency Warning.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
For more information on upcoming blood drives, you can call 1-800- GIVE-LIFE.
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Two nuclear nations remain at odds. Still ahead, world concerns surround India and Pakistan.
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And trouble in another Asian nation, where gunmen attack a school bus carrying children.
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Authorities are looking for the man now charged with killing a mother and two children.
But the man charged with killing another man at Towers Mall is behind bars.
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Police have issued an arrest warrant for 31-year-old Askia Shabazz, also known as Jermaine Darnell Poindexter.
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Shabazz faces three counts of murder and one count of arson in connection with the May 5th fire at the Hurt Park Housing Development.
25-year-old Alice Diane Jackson and her two young sons died in that blaze.
Shabazz is formerly of Northwest Roanoke but is believed to have fled Virginia.
He now faces the possibility of three life terms.
Police have been looking for him since early May.
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Kip Lamont Walker was arrested yesterday in Lexington for theTowers Shopping Center murder.
20-year-old Ronald Steven Clark of Blue Ridge was shot on April 19th in the mall parking lot.
Walker is being held without bond in the Roanoke City jail.
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In another case, a Roanoke woman has been charged with the murder of her elderly mother.
82-year-old Edna Dooley was found dead last month in her home in Northeast Roanoke.
Police say she died from blunt force trauma.
Her 47-year-old daughter, Cindy Countess, has been charged in her death.
Countess was living with her mother at the time.
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Countess turned herself in to Roanoke police shortly before 6:00 yesterday evening.
She was released on her own recognizance and is awaiting trial.
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Still ahead... fire and water. Some parts of the world get far more rain than they need...
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While firefighters in the U-S try to save hundreds of homes .. and the battle isn't an easy one.
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Pakistan says it's ready for talks with India -- but it's not clear if the countries' leaders will agree to meet face-to-face.
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Leader of both countries attended an Asian security conference today ... but they didn't speak to each other.
Pakistan's President Purvez (MOO-sharaf) Musharraf told reporters he's accepted an invitation to go to Moscow for talks with India's leader.
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((We do not want war, we will not initiate war, but (MUSHARRAF BACK IN SHOT) if war is imposed upon us, we will defend ourselves with the utmost resolution and determination.))
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Musharraf blames five decades of conflict on India's refusal to let the Kashmiri people decide what country they want to join.
Indian Prime Minister (ATUL VAJ-PIE-EE) Atal Vajpayee says that Musharraf has broken promises and stepped up cross-border attacks by Pakistani militants.
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In Thailand, gunmen open fire on a school bus -- killing six teen-agers and injuring at least 10 others..
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The gunmen stopped the bus near Thailand's border with (mee-an-mar) Myanmar and began firing automatic weapons..


The bus driver sped away -- and managed to bring the students to a nearby hospital..
A massive search for the gunmen is now underway.. investigators in Thailand think they may be rebel troops from Myanmar.
There's no word on why those troops would attack children..
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Severe storms cause deadly flooding in South America..
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In some parts of *Chile* the amount of rain that normally falls in a *year* fell in just 12 hours...
That's led to floods that have killed at least four people..
Dozens more had to be rescued, and many homes have been damaged by mud-slides..
Officials say these are the worst storms to hit Chile in a century.

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More than 700 south-central Colorado homes are being threatened by a raging wildfire.
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The 44-hundred acre blaze near (KAN'-yen) Canon City has already destroyed more than 80 homes as it tears through parched trees and brush in the hilly region. Hundreds of firefighters are trying to extend a containment line. The fire is one of several burning throughout the West and has forced hundreds of people out of their homes. A local sheriff says it might have been sparked by an outdoor barbecue grill. Firefighters are hoping that dropping temperatures and rising humidity will give them an edge.
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On Wall Street at Noon,

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the Dow was DOWN 59 points. Nasdaq DOWN 2 points.

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Still ahead, we'll head across the pond for the final day of England's big bash.
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And we'll check in with Blacksburg boy's soccer team as they seek another a state title.
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The Lynchburg Hillcats had a big day yesterday. The team placed a Carolina League-high 7-players on the all-star team... including 3- starters. Chris Duffy, Jose Castillo and Robby Paulino were named starters for the June 18-th game in Delaware. And then last night- the Cats picked up their 40-th win of the year.
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We pick up the action in the third, with the Hillcats down by a run.
Chris Duffy hammers one deep to center field.
It stayed inside the fence, but the triple clears the bases. Three runs come home from Ronny Paulino, B-J Barnes and Paul Weichard. Duffy would score two batters later when Josh Bonifay's fielder's choice to the shortstop makes it 4-to-1 Lynchburg after three innings. The Warthogs would score again in the fifth on Edward Yan's double to sharp left. But Lynchburg wins it last night 6-to-2. The Hillcats are now 40-and-17 on the season.
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In the much anticipated Group Two A soccer quarterfinals- Blacksburg hosted Graham...
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The Indians were pumped up looking for win number 21 on the season and a trip to final four. Blacksburg would waste no time as Zak Kurtz takes the nice pass and feeds Elliott Stallings, who closes the play with the shot to make it 1-to-nothing. The G-Men would have a chance to get back in it, but the Blacksburg attack turns the tide with Scott Sterett passing to Stallings for his second goal of the night. The Indians went up 3-to- nothing and then made it 4 -to- zip as Michael Walker takes the centering pass from Stallings and heads the ball in. And the rout is on big time at Bill Brown Stadium.
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Nathan Belcher would keep Graham from getting shutout with the successful penalty kick. The Indians roll to the 9 -to- 1 win.
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Finally, Great Britain went wild today ... over the Queen.
Hundreds of thousands turned out for the final day of her Golden Jubilee.
The Brits marked her 50 years on the throne with pop stars, parades and pagentry.
Drew Levinson has more from London.
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(((Nat Cheering Crowds) It began with all the pagentry fit for a queen. Elizabeth, her husband Prince Phillip and members of the Royal Family started the final day of festivities with a dazzling parade from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul's Cathedral.

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The gilded coach .. the same one she travelled in to her corronation ..as a young woman.
The procession wound past thousands of cheering loyal subjects. It was only the third time the coach had been used since it was built 240 years ago.

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The spectacle halted at St. Paul's Cathedral where a thanksgiving service was given in honor of the Monarch's 50 years of service.

SOT- "We give thanks for your dedication and service for 50 years."
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Then it was off to Guild Hall where the Royal Family and some 700 guests enjoyed their lunch and a bit of humor from the Queen.

SOT: Queen Elizabeth II
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. After all it was a celebration and Queen Elizabeth appeared grateful, thanking her husband and many supporters.

SOT: Queen Elizabeth "It has been a pretty remarkable 50 years by any

standards."
Standup: For Queen Elizabeth it was 25 years between her Silver and Golden jubilee.. but she won't have to wait as long for her next big party.. the Diamond Jubilee is just ten year away. The way the Brits put on a party it wouldn't be surprizing to find out plans are already underway. DL CBS News, London.))
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