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A U-S official say the target was probably Washington, D-C.
That after an alleged terrorist is arrested for plotting to set off a radio-active bomb.
A live report, coming up.
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And a jury in Abingdon is deciding whether a convicted killer should face the death penalty.
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Temperatures continue to climb across the area as we bake under sunny skies...I'll have your hometown forecast.....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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An alleged al-Qaida terrorist is now in U-S custody--
He was planning to set off a "dirty bomb" that would spread radio-active material across the country.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Today Attorney General John Ashcroft announced the arrest of the alleged al-Qaida supporter who plotted to build and set off the device.
Ashcroft says Abdullah Al Muja-hir in the custody of the U-S military and is being treated as an enemy combatant.
That suggests there are plans for the first military tribunal of an alleged terrorist.
The suspect -- a U-S citizen -- is also known as Jose Padilla.
Ashcroft says he was arrested a month ago at Chicago's O'Hare Airport.
He'd arrived there from Pakistan.
Teri Okita is in Washington this afternoon, and joins us now with the latest developments.
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TRACK: ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT SAYS U-S LAW ENFORCEMENT AND INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES HAVE ARRESTED A SUSPECTED AL QAEDA OPERATIVE WHO, THEY BELIEVE, WAS PLANNING AN ATTACK ON WASHINGTON.

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SOT: We have captured a known terrorist who was exploring a plan to

build and explode a radiological dispersion device, or dirty bomb, in the United States.
TRACK: A DIRTY BOMB...LIKE THIS ONE UNCOVERED IN RUSSIA INVOLVES EXPLODING A CONVENTIONAL BOMB WRAPPED IN RADIO-ACTIVE MATERIAL. IT KILLS VICTIMS IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA, THEN SPREADS HIGHLY TOXIC MATERIAL TO HUMANS CAUSING MASS DEATHS.
TRACK: The suspect was arrested May 8th as he arrived in Chicago's O'Hare Airport from Pakistan. Authorities say he is a U-S citizen who changed his name from Jose Padilla to Abdulla Al Mujahir.

SOT: abdullah al mujahir is an enemy combatant who poses threat to

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The family is pleading for her safe return, but the search for an Utah teenager goes on with no indication of where she or her kidnapper may be.
Chris Lawrence has the story from Salt Lake City.
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ELIZABETH SMART AND HER KIDNAPPER SEEM TO HAVE DISAPPEARED WITHOUT A CLUE...WITHOUT A SIGN THAT COULD SEND VOLUNTEERS SEARCHING IN ANY REAL DIRECTION. AND WHILE THE HUNT FOR THE 14 YEAR CONTINUES AROUND SALT LAKE CITY AND ACROSS THE NATION....HER PARENTS ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO PRAY FOR THEIR DAUGHTER...AND NOT IGNORE EVEN THE SMALLEST POSSIBILITY.

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"look through your homes, you look in your garage. Look any place that you can possibly conceive and even in those places where you can't, you wouldn't think where she would be.

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OVER THE WEEKEND....A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL BROUGHT HER FAMILY AND VOLUNTEERS TOGETHER. .ELIZABETH HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE WEDNESDAY.. WHEN SHE WAS KIDNAPPED FROM HER BEDROOM. POLICE HAVE TRACKED HUNDREDS OF TIPS, BUT HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO DEVELOP ANY REAL LEADS. THEY SAY A MAN SOUGHT FOR QUESTIONING HAS BEEN TRACKED DOWN.. AND CLEARED.

SOT: LOIS SMART/ELIZABETH'S MOTHER.

We've gone over and over in our heads so many times, we just couldn't imagine anyone who would want to hurt our sweet wonderful little girl, Elizabeth. and Elizabeth, if you are our there and hear this...we love you and we know we are going to be back together. Be strong Elizabeth...
ALTHOUGH HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS HAVE BOLSTERED THE SEARCH EFFORT...BUT POLICE SAY THOSE NUMBERS ARE DWINDLING WITH THE PASSAGE OF TIME.

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ANOTHER SETBACK....two SEARCH HELICOPTERS WITH INFERRED SENSING EQUIPMENT DIVERTED TO BATTLE WILD FIRES IN COLORADO. ))


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The jurors who found Samuel Stephen Ealy guilty of murdering three people in 1989 will return to an Abingdon courtroom today.
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They have to decide if they will recommend a death sentence for the 39 year old Tazewell County man.
Ealy was convicted Thursday in the killings of Robert and Una Mae Davis and her 14-year-old son, Bobby Hopewell, Junior.
Prosecution witnesses linked the killings to a drug ring run by former Pocahontas Mayor Charles Gilmore.
Gilmore was later convicted in West Virginia as a drug kingpin.
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He allegedly had Ealy kill Davis, because he suspected Davis of being an informer.

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Several Virginia conservatives are suing to block referendums in northern Virginia and Hampton Roads that would raise sales tax rates in those regions to build roads.
The lawsuit alleges the regional sales tax referendums unconstitutionally gives legislative power to voters.
Former state Republican Chairman Patrick McSweeney filed the lawsuit in Richmond Circuit Court on behalf of conservative activists in both regions.
The suit claims the Virginia Constitution authorizes tax-supported debt, only if approved by a majority of voters in a statewide referendum.

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House speaker Vance Wilkins is meeting with his fellow republicans today in Richmond.
The closed caucus comes amid more allegations that Wilkins made unwanted sexual advances to two women.
New 7's Rachel Cannon reports.
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(( Elizabeth Massie says it's her conscience that's making her come forward to talk about what she calls a humiliating experience with House Speaker Vance Wilkins It allegedly happened at a Christmas party about six months ago.
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((ELIZABETH MASSIE; I WAS SITTING ON THE SOFA WITH HIM AND I HAD ON A CHRISTMAS DRESS ON AND HE STARTED RUBBING MY LEG, IT WAS LATE AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT HIS INTENTIONS WERE.))
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Wilkins tells the Associated Press he doesn't remember making improper sexual advances toward a woman at a Christmas party last year. 45-year-old Massie says she has a friend who witnessed the event...but no intentions of pressing charges.
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((THE COMMUNITY NEEDS TO KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS MAN'S CHARACTER I MEAN HE SITS IN RICHMOND TALKING ABOUT FAMILY VALUES BUT IS HE WALKING THE WALK, TALKING THE TALK, IS HE, I MEAN THE COMMUNITY NEEDS TO DECIDE, THE STATE NEEDS TO DECIDE.))
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Wilkins' political future may be decided at a special meeting at the state Capital. Republican State Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said this week the allegations are troubling, and if it's true, it will be tough for Wilkins to stay on as speaker. PREPRO House Majority Floor Leader Morgan Griffith said in a phone interview: "I can't speak for the caucus...if he comes in here and says I go around touching women then that's a problem...we'll wait and hear from Vance before I pass judgment."
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((I JUST FELT LIKE HE ALSO THINKS BECAUSE OF HIS JOB TITLE THAT HE CAN GET WHAT HE WANTS, WHEN HE WANTS, AND FROM WHO HE WANTS.))
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The Republican caucus wants to hear his side of the story Monday. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Amherst.))
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Coming up next on the newscast, the local man accused of embezzling money from his employer is advised not to tell his side of the story...yet.
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and it will be a bittersweet moment today as a former hostage reunites with her family, just days after her husband was killed in a rescue mission.
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After being held hostage for more than a year in the Philippines, American missionary (GRAY'-shuh) Gracia Burnham will reunite with her family in Kansas later today.
But the death of her husband will put a damper on her homecoming celebration.
Cynthia Bowers reports.
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In India, a major step to diffuse tensions with Pakistan.
India says it will again allow Pakistani commercial planes to use its air space.
A deadly attack on its Parliament in December prompted India to impose sanctions, which included banning Pakistani aircraft.
The two nuclear rivals have also been preparing for war in recent weeks.

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Suspended Henry County Administrator Sid Clower would like to tell his side of the story.
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However, following a court hearing on Friday, Clower's attorney said his client has long been a visible and vocal part of the community, but is having to keep quiet about the embezzlement charges he faces.
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((GUY HARBERT/CLOWER'S ATTORNEY; I THINK MISTER CLOWER HAS A STORY THAT HE WANTS TO TELL. I HAVE TOLD HIM THAT IT WOULD NOT BE IN HIS INTERESTS AT THIS POINT IN THE CASE TO MAKE SUCH STATEMENTS. AND THAT'S BEEN DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO SIT BY AND BE SILER, BUT I'M CONVINCED IT'S IN IS BEST INTERESTS, AND THAT'S THE WAY WE'RE GOING TO PROCEED.))
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Clower's case was tentatively moved from Henry County to a Roanoke City court. The case is scheduled to begin on July 30th.
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If you have an opinion either way on a proposed pay raise for Roanoke County's Board of Supervisors, you will want to attend a public hearing Tuesday night.
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The proposal was outlined by County Attorney Paul Mahoney at the board's last meeting. The two and a half percent pay raise would amount to approximately 329- dollars a year for each supervisor. This would bring each supervisors yearly salary up to about 13- thousand five hundred dollars each. The chairman and vice-chair earn slightly more for their roles.
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Ireland prepares for a big celebrity wedding. We'll have the details after the break.
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Also we will see if a new title will bring in the gold for a champion fish.
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The next time Paul McCartney sings "Love Me Do," it'll be for his new bride--
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Britain's wedding of the year takes place tomorrow.
Paul McCartney and model Heather Mills will tie the knot at a 17th century Irish castle.
This is the second marriage for the 59- year- old former Beatle, whose first wife Linda died of breast cancer in 1998.
300- guests are expected at the lavish reception.
No official word on the guest list, but a newspaper report says it includes the only other surviving Beatle Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, and former President Bill Clinton.
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It would be pretty hard to fit this goldfish into your typical aquarium--
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Bruce has clinched a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's longest goldfish.
It's a new category for Guinness, created especially for Bruce, who's over 18 inches long.
His size is attributed to selective breeding, a good diet, and plenty of exercise.
Bruce will also serve as an ambassador of sorts-- he'll soon be joining the jet set, attending exhibitions and aquariums throughout Asia.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP eight points. The NASDAQ has gained four points.

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Coming up after the break-- we'll see who is keeping New Jersey from netting a win over the Lakers...
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Plus- it was more like batting practice than a game as the Hillcats drop a mountain of runs on the Avalanche...
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The New Jersey Nets were hoping home court advantage would get them a much needed win over the Lakers last night in Game 3 of the N-B-A finals.
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So far in the Finals, the Nets have had no answer for Shaquille O'Neal.
New Jersey had the lead late in the fourth quarter, but Shaq comes up big again.
He scored 35 points on the night.
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L-A takes a commanding three-oh lead in the series beating the Nets 106- to- 103.
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On the track in Pennsylvania- the Pocono 500 proved to be troublesome for some of NASCAR's top dogs...
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Sterling Marlin was quickest in Saturday's practice, and he started on the pole for yesterday's race.
There was trouble on pit road for Jeff Gordon.
Gordon locks up the rear tires, trying to get slowed down to reach his pit stall. Gordon did recover to finish 5th. Ricky Rudd had the lead with less than ten laps to go, but had a slow leak in his right rear tire.
His teammate Dale Jarrett gets past him for the top spot.
Rudd's tire eventually blew, giving Jarrett his first win this season and his third career victory at Pocono.
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In college baseball action yesterday--- former Cave Spring pitcher Tyler Lumsden took the mound for Clemson in the N-

C-A-A super-regional against Arkansas. Lumsden threw for 4- strong innings- allowing just 4-hits and striking out 4-batters. Clemson beat Arkansas 7-to-4 and advances to the College World Series that will be played later this week.
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Closer to home, it wasn't a good day to be a pitcher for the Salem Avalanche as Lynchburg pounded out 23 hits.
Salem starter Nick Webb got touched in the top of the first as Yurendell Decaster lines a shot over the right fielder's head. That scores a Hillcat run to make it 6-nothing Lynchburg.
Still in the first, Chris Duffy strokes this single to right plating B-J Barnes with another run and it went downhill from there. After a wild pitch made it 8- to- nothing, Mike Conley stands in and drives in Duffy with another base knock to right.

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It was nine to zip at that point and Lynchburg goes on to beat Salem 24- to- nothing.
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The men's final match at the French Open was a Spanish affair...
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Albert Costa took care of his fellow countryman Juan Carlos Ferrero. Costa rolled through the first two sets with ease 6-1, and 6-0. Ferrero came back to win the third 6-4, but he couldn't recover from sixty unforced errors. Albert Costa takes the fourth set 6-3, winning his first grand slam title and his first tournament of any kind since August of 19-99.
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Some Ballroom Dancers are happy campers this week at the Hotel Roanoke...
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Pro and amateur teams are competing in the 9th annual Virginia Star Ball. In addition to presenting awards, the event will finish with a grand banquet featuring world class dancing pairs. Organizers say the dancers showcased at yesterday's event travel to these types of competitions each week.
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((ANNA SMART/EVENT ORGANIZER; IT ATTRACTS PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE EASTERN SEABOARD WE ALSO HAVE DANCERS HERE FROM TEXAS, FROM FLORIDA AND WE HAVE THIS AFTERNOON, THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON, WE HAVE PRO AMATEUR AND AMATEUR COUPLES COMPETING AND THIS EVENING WE HAVE AN AWARDS BANQUET.))
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Starting today is a ballroom dance camp at the Hotel Roanoke. Experts from around the world will be holding lessons on various types of dances Monday through Wednesday. Dancers under 16 are being admitted free of charge.
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