Coming up on News 7--
A jury is being selected for the federal trial of a Bedford woman accused of calling in a bomb threat to Wal-Mart.
And a meeting is under way in Dallas, where Catholic bishops are deciding on how to punish priests who commit sexual abuse.
Clouds are moving into the region with a chance for a few showers and thunderstorms....I'll have your hometown forecast....
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
The twists and turns continue in the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case.
There are new reports that the abduction of the Utah teenager might have been an inside job....
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
An article in a Salt Lake City newspaper says that authorities believe Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper could be a member of her extended family.
That, as police search for a transient who was spotted in her neighborhood before the abuduction.
Sandra Hughes has the latest.
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Still no arrest but this morning the Salt Lake Tribune is reporting
some investigators theorize Elizabeth Smart's kidnapping may have been
an inside job carried out by an extended family member. That because a
screen in the Smart home may have been cut from the inside. However
yesterday a nationwide manhunt was launched for Bret Michael Edmunds.
SUPER: CHARLIE MILLER, MILKMAN (SOUND BITE)
I tried to make eye contact with him and you know acknowledge him and I
didn't get any of that so it just made me speculative.
TRACK: BRETT EDMUNDS HAS TWO OUTSTANDING ARREST WARRANTS ---- ONE FOR
ASSAULTING A POLICE OFFICER. POLICE BELIVE HE WAS DRIVING THIS GREEN
SATURN WITH UTAH LICENSE PLATE 266 X-J-H.
FRED LEWIS SALT LAKE PD : BASED ON DESCRIPTION FROM MILKMAN WE WOULD
LIKE TO CONTACT MR EDMUNDS AND FIND OUT WHAT HSI ACTIVITY WAS IN AREA
TRACK: THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN SEARCH FOR
ELIZABETH COMBING THE HILLS SURROUNDING HER PARENTS MILLION DOLLAR HOME.
AFTER SIFTING THRU SIZ THOUSAND TIPS POLICE HAVE NARROWED THIER SEARCH
TO SOMEONE WHO MAY HAVE STALKED THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH THE WORST OF
SOUND: DINSE POLICE CHIEF: ARE WE HONING IN ON SEXUAL PREDATOR OR MURDER
SUSPECT? AND THE ANSWER IS THOSE THOSE ARE VERY STRONG POSSBILITIES.
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Just this morning the Smart family just released a statement saying they
are disappointed with the newspaper report calling it highly
speculative. And saying investigating the family is common procedure.
Sandra Hughes, CBS News, Salt Lake City.
Zero tolerance-- that's what victims of sexual abuse by priests say they want.
Today in Dallas, hundreds of Catholic bishops will debate that idea.
But so far, it's not part of a proposal to help end the sex abuse scandal that's tarnished the church.
Chris Lawrence reports.
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[SUPER=07-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick;]
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"It is we who need to confess, and we do."
As church leaders admit the problems of the present and make plans for
future, reminders of a troubled past are staring them in the face.
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A half-dozen victims tried to get into the bishops meeting but were kept
And others say their stories can help rewrite church policy.
(Barbara Blaine/Abuse Victim) Or (Survivors Network of those Abused By
Priests - SNAP)
"I was abused when I was an early teenager."
Nearly 300 bishops are drafting new rules to prevent those assaults and
account for those who cover it up. The main task is to produce a policy
that everyone would be obligated to follow. In the past there were only
recommedations that were often ignored.
(Bishop Wilton Gregory)
"We are the one who failed to report these abuses because the law did
Victims are demanding a zero tolerance policy: one strike, you're out,
it. Top leaders predict big changes, but for one-time offenders,
archbishop suggested discipline not dismissal.
(mccarrick I still wonder... hurt anybody else.)
"There's rarely one incident and rarely one victim."
Many of the victims say they won't accept that solution.
"I can't even imagine why the church leaders would want to hold child
molesters within their ranks."
And they may not for much longer..one cardinal told us ..he's spoken to
a lot of his colleagues and senses that the tide is turning in favor of
A Martinsville Police Officer will not be criminally charged for hitting a child on a bicycle with his patrol car.
It happened on May 30th, when Officer Robert Haynes decided to check on a fellow officer who had responded to a domestic abuse call.
The boy suffered a concussion and some bruises.
Police say an independent investigation by state police trained in accident reconstruction determined the officer was not speeding.
The results of the investigation were handed over to Franklin County Commonwealth Attorney Cliff Hapgood. He opted not to charge Officer Haynes.
The juvenile suspect in Raonoke County's massive tire fire now faces two felony charges.
The 14 year old was arrested last month and charged with misdemeanors. His trial was due to be heard today, but was continued two weeks. He is charged not only with the fire that burned millions of tires on Wille Keeling's property on Starlight Lane, but also with another brush fire in April. The Commonwealth's Attorney says because the fires were maliciously set, the case rises to a felony.
Jury selection is underway in the federal trial of a Bedford woman accused of phoning in a bomb threat to a Wal-Mart store last fall.
42-year-old Rosylin Boston- (KAH-lick) Khaliq was arrested October 12th.
She was charged with threatening to bomb the store where she was an employee.
Boston- (KAH-lick) Khaliq is being prosecuted at the federal level, because government officials are taking bomb threats more seriously in light of the September 11th attacks.
Judge Norman Moon refused to postpone the trial this morning after she complained her attorney was doing an inadequate job of representing her.
The case is expected to last two days.
Local residents are being warned not to fall for a scam originating in Canada.
Toni Reynolds of Roanoke is one of the victims..
Reynolds saw a newspaper ad from a company calling itself the "Vista and Parks Financial Group."
It claimed to offer loans regardless of the customers' credit rating..
Reynolds sent the company a 500 dollar deposit, but now she can't get in contact with the company and no one will return her phone calls.
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((TONI REYNOLDS/VICTIM OF SCAM; THAT TAKES AWAY NOT ONLY FROM ME BUT IT TAKES AWAY FROM MY FAMILY, KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING... SO THAT'S THE ONLY THING I FEEL RIGHT NOW IS ANGER ...
JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU; IT REALLY IS IMPORTANT THAT CONSUMERS ARE EDUCATED TO NOT FALL FOR THESE THINGS BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY LITTLE OPERATIONS THAT THEY CAN'T ALL BE SHUT DOWN))
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U-S and Canadian authorities announced a plan aimed at shutting down cross-border scam operations earlier this week.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a British man stumbles upon a glaring hole in NATO security,
and closer to home, we will tell you why people hanging out in Downtown Roanoke are likely to see more than they are used to.
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Some of those injured in yesterday's crash of a U-S military plane in Afghanistan are already back on duty.
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A military source says four crew members were treated and released after a crash that killed three of their comrades.
The dead include two Air Force personnel and an Army special forces soldier.
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INVESTIGATION TO TRY AND SEE IF WE HAVE OTHER THINGS WE CAN DO TO FURTHER MITIGATE THE RISK, BUT IT'S A RISKY BUSINESS))
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Air Force investigators are traveling to Afghanistan to look into the cause of the crash.
The Pentagon says the special operations plane was NOT hit by enemy fire.
The U-S is working to fix a potentially disastrous loop-hole in NATO's spy satellite network.
It allows ANYONE to intercept top secret images.
Mark Phillips has more.
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The spy in the sky footage is beamed back to NATO military commanders so
they can watch operations as they unfold in the former Yugoslavia.
The problem is the footage is beamed to everyone else as well. All you
need is the proper satellite dish equipment. The images are not
encrypted. John Locker, a British engineer discovered the leak and
tried to warn the proper authorities.
(SOT John Locker)
0320 I was amazed, because it was obvious from the start that the
signals were from a military source, and so soon after sept 11 it just
didn't seem right that this sort of information was coming off a
The obvious problem is that the bad guys -- war crime fugatives, gun
runners and others -- can tune in these pictures as well. US officials
have appeared on British TV trying to downplay the damage.
(SOT Richard Perle, Chairman, Pentagon Defence Policy Board)
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Eventually this information will be encrypted, I think sooner rather
than later, but I doubt that we've suffered seriously.
For the time being, though, the pictures are still up there and can be
pulled down by anyone, potentially jeopardizing operations and putting
those carrying them out at risk. MP CBS News London.
Three local women are literally climbing the walls in Downtown Roanoke.
They aren't upset about anything, they're just showing off their art.
Teresa Hamilton shows us how.
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(( What you're witnessing here is called aerial ballet--- a form of dance that combines moves you definitely won't see
on a regular stage.
((LISA THOMPSON/DANCER: IT'S LIKE EXPLORING A DIFFERENT SPACE TO DANCE...YOU USE DIFFERENT MUSCLES YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT FOCUS IT'S LIKE A DIFFERENT DIMENSION.))
[outq = different dimenions.]
The women are part of the Roanoke Ballet Theatre and have been practicing these moves since February---
But they say fear was never a problem... because of the intense training and safety skills they've gained along the way from professional rock climbers.
((SHALEIGH CORNERFORD/DANCER: WE WERE ALL SO AWARE AND SO EXCITED THAT IT WAS NEVER THAT I THINK THAT TOOK PLACE IN OUR HEADS...YOU KNOW MORE THAN FEAR PROBABLY BUT I MEAN WE'VE ALL BEEN A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS.))
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The dancers are after all suspended here on the back side of the Center in the Square building in downtown Roanoke... dangling some 75 feet in the air.
((JENEFER MANSFIELD/ROANOKE BALLET THEATRE EXEC./ARISTISTIC DIR.: WE HAD TO DEFINE A WHOLE NEW VOCABULARY OF MOVEMENTS, YOU COULDN'T SORT OF USE STOCK DANCE STEPS YOU HAD TO SEE WHAT POSSIBILITY WERE AND THEN CREATE NEW NAMES FOR THAT MOVEMENTS.))
((BETH DEEL/DANCER: IT'S HARD ON YOUR STOMACH MUSCLES, IT'S LIKE I THINK I'VE BEEN INTRODUCES TO MUSCLES... ALL AT ONE TIME.))
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The women will put their skills to the test Thursday evening... They'll be performing for a group of donors to Center in the Square. The public will have a chance to catch their act-- in August.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))
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Coming up next, we'll tell you why Chicken Soup is good for the Golfer's Soul,
and then a little later, we will see why some people had to hang out at the carnival a little longer than they expected.
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Leo promises us this weekend's weather will be beautiful.
If you ARE so inclined, it'll be the perfect setting for a good round of golf.
And of course, many of you are among the millions of Americans whose devotion to the game is legendary.
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It is for people like YOU that writer Jeff Aubery has helped put together a sequel to the best-selling book, "Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul."
He joins us now to tell us about the SECOND round.
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(( Let's start by explaining something to our non-golfing viewers....what is it about golf that makes it a way of life, rather than just a game?
Many of the stories in this book are pretty inspirational. What did the writers want to accomplish with this book?
What's the best life lesson you've ever learned on a golf course?
Such celebrities as Bob Hope, Ben Wright, and Kyle McLachlin have contributed to the book. Which is your favorite celebrity story?
I noticed that you dedicated the book to late golfer Payne Stewart-- Did you know him well?
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 16. The NASDAQ was UP four.
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Coming up after the break- we'll have a progress report on the renovations at Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium,
And from the N-B-A, we'll see if the Lakers make a habit of repeating themselves.
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The Los Angeles Lakers became the seventh team to sweep the N-B-A Finals by defeating the New Jersey Nets 113-107 last night...
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The Nets actually led 34-to-27 after the first quarter.
Los Angeles was hot from long range, hitting eleven of its 19 three-point shots.
Shaquille O'Neal ended his season by scoring 34 points and grabbing ten rebounds.
He was named Most Valuble Player for the third straight year.
Last night's win is a three-peat for the Lakers.
Kobe Bryant isn't ready to label the team as one of the greatest, just yet.
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This is the ninth title for Phil Jackson as a head coach, tying him with Red (Ar-bock) Auerbach for first on the all-time list.
Jackson is the only coach to win three straight titles with two different teams.
The football stadium at Virginia Tech is in the final stages of a facelift.
Travis Wells shows us how Virginia Tech football fans are in for a pleasant suprise when they venture into Lane Stadium, Worsham Field against Arkansas State.
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((With the arrival of Marcus Vick in Blacksburg and a home schedule that includes dates with SEC champ LSU and MAC power Marshall, Hokie fans have plenty to be excited about this fall, including the eleven thousand seat addition in the south endzone.
Nats :"We're going upstairs."
The towering structure has risen quickly, similar to the Hokies program in recent years.
The seating capacity will increase to nearly 65 thousand, thanks in large part to 15 luxury suites designed specifically with the fans in mind.
Travis: Not only will the new addition enhance the Lane Stadium experience for the fans, but also for the players as they take the turf here at Worsham field.
The construction is slightly ahead of schedule and should be complete by the first week in August. In Blacksburg, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))
It was a ride some New Jersey kids won't likely forget--
17- children and teenagers got stuck on an amusement ride at a church carnival UPSIDE down.
The ride malfunctioned, and left the group suspended in the air 15-20 feet off the ground.
Last night's ordeal lasted for about 90 minutes.
No one was seriously hurt, but five people WERE treated at area hospitals for heat exposure and other minor problems.
The ride is called "SPIN OUT," and spin out, it did.
State inspectors are investigating.
All other rides at the carnival were shut down.
FINAL LOOK AT THE WEATHER
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