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The man accused of murdering Tara Munsey enters a plea.
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And the search for a Utah girl kidnapped by a gunman brings out volunteers by the hundreds.
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Another muggy day across the region with the potential for some strong to severe weather later today....I'll have your forecast....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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The Tara Munsey murder case becomes a closed one today. Her accused murderer enters a plea.
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The plea is "No Contest". And it means there will NOT be a second trial, as ordered by an appeals court.
The plea was entered late this morning in Pulaski,
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and that's where New River Valley Bureau Chierf Rachel Cannon joins us with details.
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Meantime, accused murderer Roy Sluder has just taken the stand in his own defense in Bedford County Circuit Court.
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The 43-year-old Sluder is charged with killing his estranged wife Loria in their Smith Mountain Lake home 7 years ago.
Authorities originally ruled the death a suicide, but later charged Roy Sluder with murder after re-testing evidence from the scene. Sluder will have to explain contradictions in his story about what happened that night .. including why rescue squad workers never saw a gun near the body ... and the position that Loria Sluder was in when she allegedly shot herself. The commonwealth rested its case this morning. Roy Sluder is the first defense witness to testify. We'll have more on his testimony tonight on News 7.
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Volunteers are pitching in to search for a 14-year-old Utah girl believed to be kidnapped.
Police say a gunman took Elizabeth Smart from her bedroom early yesterday morning.
Chris Lawrence has the latest from Salt Lake City.
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((NEIGHBORS HAVE BECOME FAMILY... ..HELPING POLICE IN THE SEARCH FOR 14 YEAR OLD ELIZABETH SMART IN THIS WEALTHY SALT LAKE CITY NEIGHBORHOOD.

SOT - EDWARD SMART/ELIZABETH'S FATHER (left screen) "It's like a

terrorist attack on our family, and we've had just an unbelievable outpouring of help."
ELIZABETH, ONE OF SIX CHILDREN -- WAS SLEEPING IN THE SAME ROOM AS HER 9 YEAR OLD SISTER WHEN A MAN BROKE INTO THE HOUSE AND TOOK HER AWAY AT GUNPOINT.

SOT - EDWARD & LOIS SMART/ELIZABETH'S PARENTS "The gunman just said to

her...get your shoes...and let's go."
POLICE SAY THE KIDNAPPER CUT THROUGH A SCREEN, AND FORCED A WINDOW OPEN. .. AND AS HE TOOK ELIZABETH - WARNED HER LITTLE SISTER, THERE WOULD BE DEADLY CONSEQUENCES IF SHE TOLD ANYONE.
THE BOLDNESS OF THE CRIME LEFT NEIGHBORS IN FEAR -- LOCKING THEIR DOORS, AND KEEPING THEIR OWN CHILDREN CLOSE. POLICE SEARCH BY FOOT -- AND BY AIR -- IN A HUNT THAT'S NOW STRETCHED NATIONWIDE.

SOT: RICK DINSE/SALT LAKE CITY POLICE CHIEF.


THERE'S A 10-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR ELIZABETH'S SAFE RETURN. HER PARENTS STRUGGLE TO IMAGINE WHY THIS WOULD HAPPEN

SOT - MOTHER "She was sweet and kind and would never do anything mean to

anybody.")

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There is a happy ending for the ChilHOWIE teenager who was missing several days .. she's safe and sound.
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16- year old Chesney Marie Williams disappeared Saturday.
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Her family feared she'd been lured away by someone she met on the internet because her computer had been dismantled and its contents erased.
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It turns out that she went to West Virginia to meet a 19 year old man she encountered on the web.
Police say she misled him about her age and when he found out she wasn't 18, he told gave her some money and told her to go home.
Police believe she stayed in a motel a couple of nights before she was found on Tuesday.

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In California ... a bewildering development in the case of a boy reported missing from a pool party on Sunday.
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Investigators now think 7-year-old Paolo Ayala drowned and was lying at the bottom of this pool for two days while authorities searched for him.
His parents had left him at the Beverly Hills home of a classmate on Sunday for a birthday party.
When they came to pick him up, he was nowhere to be found.
Parents and police looked in the pool, but it was never physically swept.
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The boy's uncle says he could not swim.
The incident could call into question the competence of the Los Angeles Police.
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Today's hot weather is forcing some schools east of the Blue Ridge to close early today.
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[Take Schooltouch FS] Danville City Schools are operating under their "Early Release" schedule today. And in Lynchburg, E.C. Glass High School is closing at 12-30.
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President Bush will announce a sweeping reform of homeland security tonight.
According to several White House officials, it includes the creation of a new agency to coordinate terrorism intelligence.
The announcement surprised even members of Congress, as they look into security failures before September 11th.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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((EVEN AS CONGRESS BEGAN ITS FIRST PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO INTELLIGENCE FAILURES SURROUNDING SEPTEMBER 11TH, THE WHITE HOUSE MADE A MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT SOME SAY WAS DESIGNED TO TO STEAL ATTENTION FROM THE HEARINGS.
IN A TELEVISED ADDRESS TONIGHT, PRESIDENT BUSH WILL PROPOSE THE BIGGEST RESTRUCTURING OF HOMELAND SECURITY SINCE WORLD WAR TWO, INSTALLING A CABINET-LEVEL DOMESTIC SECURITY OFFICE.
IT WILL BE RESPONSBILE FOR ALL ASPECTS OF NATIONAL SECURITY, INCLUDING BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL ATTACK RESPONSE, AND IT WILL HOUSE AGENCIES LIKE THE COAST GUARD, INS AND CUSTOMS SERVICE. IT WILL ALSO WORK CLOSELY WITH THE CIA AND FBI..GOVERNMENT AGENCIES NOW ACCUSED OF NOT DOING ENOUGH.
SEN.Patrick Leahy/(D-Vermont) Today we can't say for sure whether the 9-11 could have been stopped if all the dots were connected and all the leads followed.
AND ON THE HOT SEAT TODAY, F-B-I DIRECTOR ROBERT MUELLER ADMITTED THE BUREAU MISHANDLED POSSIBLE CLUES OF AN ATTACK.

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THE NEED FOR CHANGE WAS APPARENT EVEN BEFORE SEPT.11, IT HAS BECOME MORE URGENT SINCE THEN.
MUELLER PROMISED THERE WOULD BE NOT RETALIATION AGAINST WHISTLE BLOWER COLEEN ROWLEY, THE F-B-I AGENT WHO WILL TELL THE SENATE TODAY THE BUREAU FAILED TO HEED WARNINGS FROM HER OFFICE WEEKS BEFORE SEPTEMBER11TH.
STAND-UP: SOME MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SAY THEY HAVE NOT BEEN BRIEFED ON THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN FOR A NEW CABINET-LEVEL AGENCY. ONE DEMOCRAT SAID IT WAS NOT THE SOLUTION: COMPARING IT TO REARRANGING THE DECKCHAIRS ON THE TITANIC.))

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Israeli troops have pulled out of Yasser Arafat's compound -- but now, tanks have moved back into a nearby suburb.

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Earlier, the Israelis blew up three buildings in Arafat's compound -- in response to an attack that killed 17 bus passengers.
Arafat says he thinks the Israelis were trying to kill him.
He says it was only by chance that he was downstairs and not in bed.
Israel denies the suggestion, saying if it had wanted to hurt the Palestinian leader, it would have.
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Number two is looking for win number one this year. Still ahead, we'll talk with Winston Cup driver Rusty Wallace.
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The Red Cross has issued a blood supply alert.
The region's blood supply has dropped to emergency levels.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton is at the Red Cross in Roanoke with more on the shortage and how you can become a blood donor.
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Another rocky road for stocks. The latest numbers are still ahead.
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And we'll talk with Rusty Wallace. He's looking for a win .. and going to the dogs.
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On Wall Street at Noon,

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the Dow was DOWN 127 points. Nasdaq DOWN 33 points.

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Still ahead, truckers get good marks for making great pen pals.
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And in sports .. no doubt about this one ..Barry Bonds is giving the home run title a run for its money.
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It was game one of the N-B-A Finals last night- Shaquille O'Neal had 36 points and 16 rebounds to lead the L.A. Lakers to a 99-to-94 win over the New Jersey Nets. A former Laker also had a big day- Magic Johnson found out he would be a part of this year's N-B-A hall of fame class...
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Magic - who was responsible for bringing Showtime to the Fabulous Forum as a six-foot-nine-inch point guard - will be joined in the hall this year by coaches Larry Brown, Lute Olson and Kay Yow. The late (DRAW-zin PETROVICH) Drazen Petrovic also is heading into the hall along with the Harlem Globetrotters. But there is no doubt that this Magic Johnson is at the head of this class.
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In the Majors -- Barry Bonds hit his 587-th homer yesterday to take fourth place on the all-time homerun list...
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...And he made SURE that there was absolutely no doubt that it was a homerun. The towering 482- foot blast that hit off the base of the Jumbotron in right centerfield, was a grand slam. Bonds is now just 73- homeruns behind his godfather Willie Mays on the all-time list. This is his 20-th of the season - tying him with Sammy Sosa for the big league lead.
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And by the way- the Giants won the game 12-to-2 over the Padres.
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Virginia Tech football player Keith Burnell has decided he'd rather be a Hen than a Hokie..
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Burnell announced yesterday that he will spend his final season in college playing for the University of Delaware Blue Hens - a division- one, double- A member. Because of that - Burnell will be able to play immediately without sitting out a season. He had considered J-M-U, Hampton, U-Mass and North Carolina A & T before picking the Blue Hens. Burnell got his bachelor's degree from Tech last month in residential property management. He is a 1998 graduate of Western Branch High in Chesapeake.
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Finally, truckers usually communicate by C-B radio...
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But a new program called "Trucker Buddies" is matching truck drivers up as pen pals with children.
Tom Peters and his wife, Sandy, write to 26 second and third graders at Lincoln Prairie School in Illinois.
The truckers write them every few days and once a year, show up in person.
The kids track the truckers routes ... along the way learning geography, math and sometimes, science.
There are 44-hundred drivers in the trucker buddy program.
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