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House Speaker Vance Wilkins pays up to settle a sexual harrassment complaint.
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And a guilty verdict in the murder trial of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel.
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Sunshine returns to the region with cooler and drier weather...will it continue through the weekend.....I'll have yor hometown forecast.....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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The verdict is in ... Michael Skakel is found guilty of murdering a childhood neighbor.
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A jury has convicted Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel of beating Martha Moxley to death in 1975 when they were both 15.
It brings an end to a Connecticut murder case that went unsolved for nearly three decades.
The verdict came about an hour ago, after three days of deliberations.
Skakel now faces life in prison.
Prosecutors had no direct evidence.
They based their case largely on people who said they heard Skakel confess.
Defense lawyers argued that Skakel was visiting a cousin in another part of Greenwich when the slaying took place.
Jamie Colby has the latest now from Norwalk, Connecticut.
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House Speaker Vance Wilkins settles a sexual harrassment complaint.
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The Washington Post revealed today that Wilkins paid at least a hundred thousand dollars last year to a 26-year-old woman in Amherst County.
Jennifer Thompson says the 65-year old Republican lawmaker made unwelcome advances, which included groping and pinning her against office furniture.
Thompson is a former employee of Wilkins Construction Company in Amherst where it is alleged the harassment took place.
Wilkins' lawyer says the Speaker denies the allegations and beyond that is not commenting.
Republican Attorney General Jerry Kilgore today called the allegations "very serious" and "extremely troubling."
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Stephen Samuel (EE-lee) Ealy was found not guilty on a murder charge eleven years ago... but he is no longer a free man.
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Ealy was found guilty by a federal jury in Abingdon yesterday for murders he committed in 1989.
He was charged with seven homicide counts for the murders of Robert and Una (YOO-na) Davis and her son, Robert Hopewell.
Evidence at the trial this week suggested Robert Davis was killed to prevent his testimony in the federal narcotics trial of former Pocahontas mayor Charles Gilmore.
A jury will decide on Monday whether Ealy will face life in prison or the death penalty.
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An anti-terrorism crackdown led federal agents to arrest workers at TWO Virginia airports.
32 airport employees were arrested yesterday in Richmond and Norfolk.
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They're accused of gaining access to secure areas by lying on their employment applications.
Authorities say the workers are NOT believed to be connected to terrorist activity.
But they say those employees who lied about their criminal record, immigration status or social security number are a security risk.
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((U.S. ATTORNEY PAUL MCNULTY: IF THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS WHO WORK THERE WHO HAVE LIED ABOUT WHO THEY ARE OR WHAT THEY'VE DONE, IT PRESENTS A SECURITY RISK FOR THE FUTURE. THEY MIGHT DO THINGS OR MIGHT BE COERCED INTO DOING THINGS THAT COMPROMISE SAFETY AND THAT'S THE POINT.))
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The statewide round up is part of a national anti-terrorism program.
127 employees have been arrested at Virginia airports since the initiative began in April.
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Two people are being held in connection with an overnight break-in at Glenvar High School.
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Roanoke County Police officers checked out the school early this morning after noticing broken glass in one of the doors. Two suspects inside ran away, but were later detained. 20-year old James R. Weeks of Roanoke County is charged with burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Police also plan to charge another suspect, a 16-year old boy, with burglary. It's undetermined which items were stolen and how much property damage the school sustained.
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First came the pitch to the American people ... now comes the hard sell to Congress.
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President Bush met this morning with top lawmakers, campaigning for a new homeland security agency.
He wants Congress to create a new Cabinet-level Department of Homeland Defense to protect Americans from terrorists within our borders.
Bush is sending Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge to sell the plan on Capitol Hill.
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Plans are unveiled for Roanoke's new Stadium and Ampitheatre... but they may not be music to everyone's ears.
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And Ya-Ya... it's a phrase that will be well-known once the box office opens today.. and we'll give you all the secrets of the sisterhood later on News 7 at Noon.

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An effort to rescue two Americans held hostage held by Muslim extremists in the Philippines took a deadly turn today...
A Kansas missionary was shot and killed and his wife injured during a rescue raid by U-S-trained Philippine soldiers.
Jamie Colby has the latest.
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((THEY HAD BEEN WAITING TO BE RESCUED FOR OVER A YEAR. BUT WHEN IT CAME... , KANSAS MISSIONARIES, MARTIN AND GRACIA (GRAY-SHUH) BURNHAM,
(BURN-UM)GOT CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE BETWEEN PHILIPPINE REBELS AND

GOVERNMENT TROOPS..
MARTIN AND ANOTHER HOSTAGE WERE KILLED. GRACIA BURNHAM WAS WOUNDED, BUT SUCCESSFULLY RESCUED AND AIRLIFTED OUT OF AN AREA IN A SOUTHERN PROVINCE, THICK WITH COCONUT GROVES.

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THE GROUP RESPONSIBLE FOR THE KIDNAPPING... ABU SAYYAF(SY-YOF) ARE REPORTEDLY LINKED TO THE AL-QAIDA NETWORK AND SEEK TO ESTABLISH A MUSLIM STATE IN THE PHILIPPINES.
PRESIDENT BUSH SPOKE TO PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT GLORIA AROYA (UH-ROY-UH)
SOT: " She assured me that the Philippine govt. would hold the terrorist

group accountable for how they treated these Americans - that justice would be done.
PHILLIPINE OFFICIALS SAY HUNDREDS OF U-S TRAINED ELITE TROOPS HAD BEEN TRACKING THE MUSLIM EXTREMISTS FOR DAYS, BUT RAIN HAD HINDERED THE EFFORT.
SUPER: DOUG BURNHAM/MARTINS BROTHER I know that every effort was made to try to rescue them safely, its just unfortunate that it ended this way..
AT LEAST FOUR OF THE REBEL GUERILLAS WERE KILLED IN THE CONFRONTATION.
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NO U.S. TROOPS WERE DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE RAID...AND AMERICAN COUNTER-TERRORISM TRAINING IN THE PHILLIPINES IS CONTINUING. JAMIE COLBY.))


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An old Carilion warehouse served as a training ground for Roanoke firefighters this morning.
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Roanoke County and City firefighters conducted several search and rescue scenarios.
These firefighters are no rookies....some have been saving lives for over 10 years.
The training is just a way for them to brush up on some forgotten skills.
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((CHARLIE KING/ROANOKE CO. FIRE CHIEF - THESE GUYS SAVED A CITIZEN INSIDE, ACTED LIKE THERE WAS A CITIZEN INSIDE AND SAVED HER, AND ALSO A FIREFIGHTER THAT GOT TRAPPED LIKE A WALL HAD FALLEN SO IT'S VERY BENEFICIAL FOR US TODAY.))
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The warehouse provides the firefighters with a realistic training ground that is not normally available to them....it is scheduled to be demolished in several weeks.
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Roanoke's latest plans for a new Stadium and Amphitheater have been unveiled.
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The public's main concern seems to be over traffic, since the new facility will be built next to the Civic Center.
But architects are working on plans to help solve that problem.
They are considering widening roads around the stadium or coordinating traffic lights.
There's a plan in the works to link the Civic Center to the Stadium with a pedestrian bridge... eventually, that bridge may hold vehicles to cut down on congestion around the area.
Each event will have a pre-planned traffic set-up.
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((FRED KRENSON/ARCHITECT: THERE WILL BE CERTAIN MEGA EVENTS LIKE THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND WE JUST HAD, AND THEN THERE WILL BE OTHER EVENTS SCALED DOWN WHERE WE'LL BE ABLE TO HANDLE IT WITH JUST A MINIMAL NUMBER OF POLICE OFFICERS.))
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Construction is set to begin in about a year. And the expected completion date is September of 2004.
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Coming up on News 7 at Noon -
It was a day meant for celebration -
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instead it's a day of searching... for a little girl taken at gunpoint from her home. We'll have an update on that after the break.
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This would have been the day 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart graduated from middle school...
Instead, the search continues for her AND the man who took her at gunpoint from her home earlier this week.
Chris Lawrence has the latest from Salt Lake City.
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((AS THE SEARCH FOR ELIZABETH SMART ENTERS A THIRD DAY... .. THIS HEAVILY WOODED CANYON ABOVE SALT LAKE CITY IS A PRIME FOCUS FOR INVESTIGATORS.
LATE YESTERDAY, ONE OF HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEER SEARCHERS SPOTTED SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS HERE. A MAN DRESSED IN A LIGHT COLORED SHIRT AND CAP, MUCH LIKE THAT WORN BY THE GUNMAN WHO ABDUCTED ELIZABETH SMART.

SOT - UNIDENTIFIED VOLUNTEER - "I seen something - a man with the same

description - I just followed him for about 45 minutes."
HE SAYS IT LOOKED LIKE THE MAN MAY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO WIPE OUT FOOTPRINTS. THE MAN THEN DISAPPEARED IN THE BRUSH, AND THE VOLUNTEER SAYS HE THEN HEARD GUNSHOTS. OVERNIGHT, SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES SEALED OFF THE CANYON. AND A HELICOPTER EQUIPPED WITH INFRARED FOR NIGHT SEARCHES SWEPT ACROSS THE AREA. THIS MORNING, THE HUNT CONTINUES.

SOT - PEGGY FAULKNER/SLC CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.

"We've got the witnesses back, and they're gonna pinpoint exactly where they saw this man, so we can start from there and fan out."

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AND THE DOOR TO DOOR SEARCH IS STILL ON IN ELIZABETH SMART'S NEIGHBORHOOD. VOLUNTEERS ARMED WITH FLIERS - ARE HOPING SOMEONE SAW SOMETHING. MILKMAN CHARLIE MILLER SAYS HE DID.

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AS POLICE AND THE F-B-I CONTINUE TO TAKE IN TIP AFTER TIP - SOME 2-THOUSAND VOLUNTEERS SAY THEY TOO WILL STAY ON THE CASE UNTIL ELIZABETH IS FOUND.

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Coming up after the break... we'll find out how Rick Mast is dealing with an illness that has put the brakes on his NASCAR career....
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And we'll see if a Raford senior serves up another state title...
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The City of Radford welcomed the beginning of the Virginia High School League's three-day Spring Jubilee yesterday...

And a local resident picked up the first state title on the courts...
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Yesterday, Radford senior Caroline Downs, who is gunning for a third Doubles-State Championship and a fourth Team-State Title, won her second straight Group- A state singles championship. She beat Laurel Thompson of West Point 6-1, 6-Love.
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Radford University is the host site for this year's A and 2-A tournaments. Caroline's father Ron is the Dedmon Center Director and she will become a freshman Highlander next year, so finishing her high school career there was fitting.
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While the tennis got the Jubilee off to a rousing start - there is the potential for all kinds of problems today - especially for spectators. Late yesterday, many of the start times for today's soccer, baseball and softball action underwent radical changes.
The Blacksburg boy's soccer team was supposed to play at two this afternoon - the Indians will now play at six tonight.
The James River softball team's game time has been moved to 1 o'clock this afternoon- instead of 8 o'clock tonight.
The reason for the changes is that many of the start times conflicted with graduation ceremonies. But the changes are widespread. Literally, everything has changed except Group Two- A baseball.
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[GO TO PINNACLE PAGE] If you are a parent, grandparent or a fan of one of the school's competing in the semi-finals today- check out the Virginia High School League's web site at www-dot-V-H-S-L -dot-org and click on the SPRING JUBILEE icon in the middle of the screen. The updated times are in a downloadable file. The V-H-S-L made a noble effort to get kids to their graduations.
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Nascar will have to do without Rick Mast for another week. Mast will miss his third straight race due to health problems. This weekend the circuit is at Pocono, but Mast is still without answers. Recent tests have failed to determine what is causing his weakness and fatigue. For that reason, Mast says he has no clue when he might attempt to drive again.
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Mast says the one thing that has given him some comfort during this uncertainty - is the encouragment shown to him by his fellow racers.
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Finally, the secrets are about to be revealed ... and moviegoers are hoping it will be divine entertainment.
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The big screen adaptation of the popular novel "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" opens in theatres today. It highlights relationships between mothers, daughters and best friends. Ashley Judd plays the lead character as a young woman... and says that the minute she read the book, she knew it was a part for her.
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The secrets will come out here in Roanoke at Tanglewood's Carmike 10 and Valley View Grande.
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