Straight ahead on News 7--
Vickie Lynn Arrington was back in court today.
The Bedford County woman admitted to a D-U-I murder that happened last Fall.
And House Speaker Vance Wilkins will get to keep his post, at least for another week.
Hazy, hot, and humid conditions continue through the area with cooler weather heading our way...I'll tell you when it will arrive in the forecast....
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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A Bedford County woman is facing a lengthy prison term after pleading guilty to the DUI murder of a motorcyclist last fall.
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Vickie Arrington cried in court this morning as she apologized to her victim's husband, but that's not likely to carry much weight.
Steve Smallshaw is in Bedford this afternoon to explain why.
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An arrest has been made in the death of a six day old infant from Elliston. Officials with the Montgomery County Sheriff Department say Regina Harris has been arrested for the murder of her son, Toby Harris. The baby died last month from a drug overdose. Police are also charging Regina Harris with felony child abuse, distribution of drugs to a minor, and three drug possesion charges. She is being held in Montgomery County jail.
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Vance Wilkins will remain as Speaker of the House until at least next week.
That is when Wilkins has another date with the Republican caucus. He met in a closed session last night with party colleagues to answer charges he made unwanted sexual advances to two women.
Meghan Muldoon reports.
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(( Vance Wilkins left his office last night with his wife by his side to address a roomful of concerned Republicans.
The caucus had called an emergency meeting to question the Speaker about allegations that he paid a hundred thousand dollars to a 26-year-old woman to settle a sexual harassment complaint.
Fifty-seven Republicans met for almost four hours and when they emerged, it appeared they didn't get all of the answers they were looking for.
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Republicans may not have all of the information they wanted but Wilkins did admit to settling the sexual harassment suit.
He maintains, however, that he did so not because he was guilty of the charges but because he wanted to protect his family and the Republican caucus.
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Republicans have now scheduled another caucus meeting for next Tuesday.
They say another week will allow them to gather more information and explore their options, including handing the matter to a House ethics committee which has the power to subpoena information the caucus hasn't been able to obtain yet.
Republican leaders say giving the Speaker another week is the least they can do for the lawmaker they believe is responsible for building their majority in the House.
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Wilkins left the meeting the same way he came in...still holding onto his wife and his position as Speaker but leaving House Republicans unsatisfied and unable to act.
They'll have another shot at it next week.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond))
A school bus exploded this morning outside a Jewish settlement in the West Bank--
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Three Israeli teenagers were injured, as they were getting ready to board a bus after picking cherries.
About 40 teens were getting on the bus when the bomb went off.
The three 15-year-old boys were taken to a Jerusalem hospital to be treated for leg, arm and chest wounds.
One of the boys suffered serious injuries.
It's described as a proud moment in our nation's history--
The Pentagon marked the nine- month anniversary of the 9-11 attacks with a ceremony to install a dedication capsule.
The capsule is filled with mementos, including a plaque that contains the names of the 184 victims of the Pentagon attack, along with a photo of President Bush and a condolence book.
It was sealed behind the last of nearly four- thousand limestone slabs used in rebuilding a section of the Pentagon's outside wall.
The date September 11, 2001 is inscribed on the slab, also being called a "healing wall."
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DETERMINATION AND RESOLVE OF THE WORKERS WHO PUT THIS BUILDING BACK TOGETHER SO QUICKLY. I THINK IT'S SYMBOLIC OF THE RESOLVE OF THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE. ))
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As for the dedication capsule, he says it will never be removed, in honor the terrorist victims..
Flooding is causing most of the worries in China, where at least nine people died after torrential rains hit over the weekend.
Six of the victims died when floodwaters cut off a major railway line in (Shee-ahn) Xian, China-- a major tourist attraction.
More than two dozen other people are still missing.
Five students disappeared after a three- story school collapsed.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a Roanoke neighborhood will get what it wants from city police,
Also today's the big day for Beatle Paul McCartney and his fiance Heather Mills.
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Roanoke's police chief has agreed to commit more officers to a neighborhood in the old southwest section of the city.
Last night residents and members of a local church gathered to pressure the chief for the extra patrols.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
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Mike Graham lives on Marshall Avenue but is considering moving from the neighborhood. He's tried of living in a community littered with trash and vacant houses.
But more than anything he's fed up with living in a neighborhood where he no longer feels safe.
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Residents who live near Marshall and Day Avenues are also tired of seeing people drinking in public-- which we witnessed Monday afternoon.
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That was police chief Joe Gaskins just moments before last night's meeting at Calvary Baptist church-- a meeting organized to give Gaskins and city leaders a better idea of what residents and church members are dealing with in old southwest.
The get together was attended by more than a hundred people-- who want better lighting... code enforcement... and more importantly an increased police presence.
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After much pressure from the audience-- Police Chief Gaskins finally agreed to work with the neighborhood and commit more officers to the area around Marshall and Day Avenues.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))
A remote castle in Ireland has become the scene of a media frenzy.
That after it was discovered that former Beatle Paul McCartney is planning to get married there today.
Mark Philips has more.
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(Paul and Heather show)
They're described as being like a couple of excited teenagers except, of
course, he's about to turn sixty and she's 34. Never mind, they're
about to have the most public secret wedding in history
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the people who've written in to us and the people we've met on the
street who've said 'congratulations' and wish us all the best. We'd
like to take this opportunity of thanking those people.
Anything you'd like to say?
MILLS SAYS: "Just the same, thanks for all your support,
They had tried to keep this low key -- or as low key as you can keep a
party for three hundred people in an ancient Irish castle where you've
put up a huge marquee by the lake.
And where suppliers have been bringing in flowers and equipment and food
-- al vegetarian -- for a week.
The guest list is peppered with celebrities -- many of who flew out of
London -- including McCartney's fashion-designer daughter Stella... who
was reported not to have been terribly happy with her father's choice of
a second wife.
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STELLA SAYS: OF COURSE"
All grist for the tabloid mill.
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Reportedly there is a rift. My sources indicate that there has been
tension, but the ice is thawing ...
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Still, with the age difference and his fortune -- reportedly in the
billion dollar range -- suspicions persist that there's something
sinister behind the smiles.
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She's been married before her first husband has give public warnings
about what sort of lady she's like she also has been engaged twice
before, but on the other hand,/// but I think he's certainly besotted
with her. .
The happy couple reportedly turned down a two-million dollar offer from
a gossip magazine for exclusive photo rights to the wedding. Instead
newspapers will be able to buy a wedding photo with proceeds going to an
anti-landmine charity. And the curious hoards and gossip mongers will
have to watch from afar at the castle gate. MP CBS News London.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will speak live to the pediatrician to the stars as he tells us how to raise happy babies.
That information may come in handy for some. We'll tell you why the country is undergoing a minor baby boom.
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Amid the fear and sadness following September 11th, some couples decided that the uncertain time was the RIGHT time to start a family.
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Nine months after the attacks, delivery rooms are preparing for a baby boom.
Births are on the rise in New York.
But maternity wards are also filling up on the West coast.
Psychologists say baby booms often follow painful events, when people began to re-evaluate their lives.
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One sure sign of a baby boom-- Many bookstores across the country are reportedly running out of pregnancy manuals.
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Meanwhile, there is a NEW book coming out that's serving as a guide to many celebrity parents like Michelle Pfeiffer and Pierce Brosnan--
Doctor Harvey Karp is known as "Pediatrician to the Stars."
His book is being touted as possibly "the most important parenting book of the decade."
Doctor Karp joins us today via satellite, Good Afternoon Dr. Karp.
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(The name of your book is "The Happiest Baby on the Block". Do you really know the secret to keeping an infant happy?)
(Your book offers advice on how to calm a baby's crying-- and maybe more importantly, how to determine WHY they're cryi
(In the book, you talk about the 5 "S's"-- steps to calm your baby down-- can you go over what they are?)
(Your book also talks about when parents should call the doctor for a crying baby...)
Thanks for talking with us today, Doctor Karp.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has gained 45 points. The NASDAQ is UP eight.
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Coming up after the break-- the Avalanche tries to bounce back from Sunday's shutout.
Plus... the Red Wings try to blow away the Hurricanes in the Stanley Cup finals.
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The Carolina Hurricanes came into game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals trying to even the series to 2-games-apiece... but Detroit was staying strong...
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And extended that lead to 3-games-to-1 in the best of seven series.
Here, Boyd Devereaux gives to Brett Hull, and he hits the net.
That's Hull's 100-th career playoff goal.
It's 1-nothing Detroit in the second.
At the 3:43 mark of the third period, the Red Wings go up by two.
Yure Fisher makes the perfect pass to Igor Larionov.
He buries it and Detroit goes on to win 3-nothing.
They can wrap up the Stanley Cup championship Thursday night in Detroit.
The Avalanche was looking for a major comeback after the Hillcats shut them out Sunday night...
Kinston came to town to edge the Avs for the second place position in the Carolina League Southern Division.
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Hopefully the wind was blowing the Avalanche's way .
In the bottom of the first- the Av's Kevin Sullivan connects on the base hit to right centerfield.
Casey Lambert's gonna come on down from third.
That makes it one to nothing Salem.
The Avs score six more runs in the third, with Sullivan again doing the damage.
He gets the double to right.
That scores Lambert, (Hor-HAY) Jorge Piedra and Brad Hawpe.
Then, Jim Warden is wild on the pitch and Chris Moore scores.
Avalanche coasts to the 9-2 win.
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