Investigators still don't know what caused this air tanker to fall apart in mid- air, while battling a wildfire in northern California.
And, mandatory water restrictions are now in effect for Roanoke city residents as Carvins Cove takes another plunge.
Another sunny dry day across the region as temperatures begin to warm up.....I'll tell you if rain's in the forecast....
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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The water woes in the city of Roanoke continue to get worse.
City leaders say mandatory water restrictions have kicked in.
Mandatory restrictions began when Carvins Cove reached 26 feet below the spillway.
This morning-- the water level reached that mark.
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Mandatory restrictions mean city residents can NOT use water for any outdoor activities such as watering lawns and ga
rdens--- as well as washing cars or other outdoor jobs.
So, residents should begin looking for alternate water sources.
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((WE HAVE A WELL OUT ON WELCOME VALLEY ROAD, A NEW HOPE WATER COMPANY WHERE CITIZENS CAN TAKE CONTAINS IF THEY'D LIKE TO GET SOME WATER FROM THERE AND WE ALSO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO USE THINGS LIKE RAIN BARRELS OR CAPTURE GRAY WATER FROM THEIR HOUSE WHEN THE SHOWER HEATS UP YOU CAN GET.... TWO QUARTS TO A GALLON OF WATER THERE.))
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City leaders are also taking other measures to deal with the drought.
This week-- the city will begin buying water from Salem and Roanoke county--
Officials expect to purchase around 5 million gallons a day.
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Firefighters report the forest fire in Rockbridge County is now 80 percent contained.
They expect to have it fully contained by tonight.
The plan is to continue back burning to fight the blaze.
Eight to 10 thousand balls containing chemicals that ignite as they're dropped are being used to take away fuel from the original fire.
Rockbridge residents may see more smoke than usual -- but officials say that goes hand in hand with the fighting techniques being used.
200 firefighters are working now. Four had to be treated for injuries last night -- one with a bee string and three others from smoke inhalation.
Wildfires in Colorado's Pike National Forest are still disrupting the lives of area residents.
Two large fires flared up this morning, forcing more than 100 homes to be evacuated.
Officials say stronger winds and higher temperatures fanned the fire across almost 24- hundred additional acres.
Before this resurgence, the wildfires were nearly 50- percent contained.
U-S Forest ranger Terry Barton, meanwhile, was in court yesterday after confessing that she set the wildfires.
Barton is now facing federal charges.
The investigation is underway, as officials with the National Transportation Safety Board try to figure out what caused a
fire-fighting air tanker to break apart in mid- air.
The dramatic video from northern California shows the aircraft's wings breaking off, before it crashes to the ground.
The air tanker was dropping flame retardant on a wildfire.
All three crew members on board were killed.
Governor Mark Warner announced today 245 existing jobs in Patrick County have been saved -and 205 more have been created.
A textile manufacturer in Stuart decided to stay there and expand.
Narroflex almost moved to North Carolina -- but instead chose to invest nine million dollars in its existing facility.
Governor Warner approved a 200 thousand dollar grant from his Opportunity Fund to assist Patrick County with the project.
It's Israel's deadliest suicide attack in years.
There are many dead and wounded.
This comes as President Bush is about to outline a proposal for moving the Mideast peace process forward.
Kimberly Dozier reports.
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[SUPER=01-Mahmoud Zahar/Hamas Leader;]
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Nails and shrapnel did not discriminate.
They ripped through commuters, school children, the bus driver, and the
suicide bomber himself.
(fast nat sot/eyewitness)
At least nineteen were killed dozens more wounded.
(on-cam bridge, Jerusalem blast site)
Police knew the suicide bomber was here. There was a high state of
alert. Theyd been searching for him for more than 24 hours. The problem
is, once the bomber gets inside Jerusalems defenses, they really have
no way to stop him.
Police believe the man boarded at this bus stop, near an Arab village.
One of the Jewish residents screamed at these villagers, you must be
This Arab woman said in Hebrew, why would I want to celebrate this?
Into the chaos, stepped Israels Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. He said
here, as hes said before: the only answer is to fight back. He and his
security team are now deciding how to respond.
The militant group Hamas said the bomber was theirs, and their attacks
(SOT MAHMOUD ZAHAR, HAMAS leader, Gaza)
It is very simple: this dilemma reached to an end if the Israelis
withdraw from our land."
Palestinian Authority officials quickly condemned the bombing, but said
they didnt expect their words to stop israel's retaliation.
The suicide attack could harm Palestinians another way it could delay
White House plans to announce proposed principles for a future
this latest nightmare may not be over for Israelis either security
sources believe there are other bombers here, just waiting for Israelis
to let down
KD, CBS News, Jerusalem
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Coming up next, we'll see how one drug manufacturer is going on the offensive to rebuild its reputation,
Also we will see a new type of therapy that is showing some progess in the fight against cancer.
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The district attorney of San Francisco is still trying to convince a judge that Marjorie Knoller's murder conviction should stand.
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But if Judge James Warren won't re- consider, prosecutors say it's not clear if Knoller can be re- tried for murder in the dog- mauling death of neighbor Diane Whipple.
Warren tossed out the second-degree murder conviction yesterday.
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((JUDGE JAMES WARREN/SAN FRANCISCO SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE:THERE IS NO QUESTION IN THIS COURTS MIND THAT IN THE EYES OF THE PEOPLE BOTH DEFENDANTS ARE GUILTY OF MURDER. IN THE EYES OF THE LAW THEY ARE NOT." ))
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Knoller now could face up to four years in prison on lesser charges -- the same sentence given to her husband Robert Noel.
Her sentencing was delayed until at least July 15th, so prosecutors can argue that her second-degree murder conviction should be reinstated.
Across the country, doctors are hoping a new kind of experimental therapy will help patients fight cancer. The therapy uses a gene as a drug. Dr. Sean Kenniff reports.
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((FOR JOSEPHINE FLEMING-- EVERY WORD OF THIS SONG IS A BEAUTIFUL
REMINDER ... NOT ONLY OF HER AGE...BUT OF THE EXPERIMENTAL CANCER DRUG
THAT HELPED HER LIVE TO AGE 73. SHE'S AT ANNIVERSARY NUMBER 5
NOW-------- 5 YEARS MORE THAN DOCTORS PREDICTED WHEN SHE WAS DIAGNOSED
WITH LUNG CANCER.
SOT: JOSEPHINE FLEMING/ADVEXIN PATIENT
THEY ONLY GAVE ME SIX MONTHS TO BEGIN WITH
NAT: ... TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND HOLD IT...
THE LEMON-SIZED TUMOR IN HER LEFT LUNG WAS INOPERABLE...CHEMOTHERAPY
MADE HER VERY SICK -- AND GAVE HER NEUROPATHY-- NUMBNESS OF THE FINGERS
STANDUP: Dr. Sean Kenniff
SO JOSEPHINE'S SON SUGGESTED A NEW FORM OF GENE THERAPY.
THE TRIAL -JOSEPHINE- ENTERED...WAS TESTING THE USE OF A GENE-- AS A
SOT: DR. JACK ROTH/CHAIRMAN, DEPT. OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR
SURGERY, MD ANDERSON CANCER CTR.
THE IDEA IS BASICALLY TO DEVELOP A THERAPY THAT WILL KILL CANCER CELLS
SELECTIVELY AMD LEAVE NORMAL CELLS INTACT.
IN THIS CASE...THE P53 GENE--WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A
TUMOR SUPPRESSOR -- IS MIXED WITH A DISABLED COLD VIRUS....AND CALLED
ADVEXIN. THE ADVEXIN WAS INJECTED DIRECTLY INTO THE TUMOR IN
JOSEPHINE'S LEFT LUNG....USING X-RAY TECHNOLOGY.
HER CANCER IMMEDIATELY STOPPED GROWING.
AND IN FACT....IN THE STUDIES ON USING ADVEXIN FOR HEAD AND NECK
CANCER-- OF THE MOUTH, NOSE AND THROAT-- ABOUT 60-PERCENT OF THE TUMORS
STOP GROWING...SOME EVEN SHRUNK BY HALF.
BUT ADVEXIN MAY JUST BE THE BEGINNING...DR. ROTH ENVISIONS A FUTURE
WHEN DOCTORS WILL TEST EACH PERSON'S TUMORS INDIVIDUALLY.
SOT: DR. ROTH
I THINK THAT'S THE ULTIMATE GOAL HERE-- TO DEVELOP TREATMENTS THAT ARE
HIGHLY TARGETED--VERY SPECIFIC FOR AN INDIVIDUALS CANCER.
...FOR NOW...ADVEXIN HAS GIVEN JOSEPHINE MORE TIME TO TRAVEL...SEE HER
FAMILY...AND COOK UP A STORM...FOR HER FANS AT THE HOSPITAL-- EVEN ON
HER OWN BIRTHDAY...
DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))
The people who make the painkiller Oxycontin are trying to fight the drug's negative image.
It is powerful and readily available, which has made it the drug of choice for many abusers.
But as Cynthia Bowers tells us, Perdue Pharma is bringing in a big gun to improve its image.
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((The people who make OxyContin find themselves in a most unusual
predicament. Hailed as a breakthru drug for people in pain, it is now
the MOST HEAVILY PRESCRIBED narcotic in the country. Last year sales
topped a billion dollars. Yet when you hear the name OxyContin, the
news is rarely good.
(SOT/Bob Butterworth Florida Attorney General) THE DRUG HAS BEEN MISUED,
ABUSED, AND PEOPLE ARE DYING.
In ALARMING numbers.-- The DEA NOW says OxyContin played a part in 464
overdose deaths, far more than previously thought. Critics say it became
the drug of choice for abusers because it was so widely available
-legally, in part because Purdue Pharma pushed doctors to prescribe it.
(Sot/Bob Butterworth Florida Attorney General) IT SEEMS THAT THEY WANTED
TO SELL THIS PARTICULAR PILL TO ANYBODY WHO HAD ANY TYPE OF PAIN.
WHETHER IT BE A HEADACHE, ARTHRITIS OR CANCER PAIN.
Far from apologizing Purdue Pharma is fighting back, saying its only
intent is to get relief to the 50 million Americans in pain.
But with a growing number with doctors saying they're afraid to
prescribe OxyContin and at least three major supermarket chains refusing
to carry it for fear of robbery, Purdue Pharma found itself in need of a
PR miracle--so it went out and hired one.
(Sot/Rudy Guiliani) WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH PURDUE PHARMA FOR ABOUT FOUR
Seen here in a company provided news release, former mayor Rudy Guiliani
has agreed to lend his considerable credibility to the drugmaker's
battle to save its best-seller.
(Sot/Rudy Guiliani )
One marketing consultant says by bringing on such a big gun, the company
is sending a signal.
(Sot/Clark Kaywood Northwestern University 0403) THEY'RE CLEARLY
RECOGNIZING THAT THEY NEED TO TAKE MORE SEVERE ACTION THAT THIS IS NOT A
SMALL ABERRATION IN THE MARKETPLACE.
(Stand up Close)
Experts say Purdue Pharma has to know the longer the focus remains on
OxyContin's problems, rather than its promise, the less likely it is
this blockbuster drug will ever realize its full potential. Cynthia
Bowers CBS News Chicago.
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Coming up next we will tell why some New Jersey police officers are loaded for bear..
Also we'll tell you why THIS spiderman is trying to tackle an obstacle bigger than the green goblin.
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Police in South Brunswick, New Jersey are warning people to be on the look-out for a black bear that's on the loose and looking for food--
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Now you see it, now you don't.
During the last three days, authorities have had their work cut out for them as they try to keep up with the docile, but hungry bear.
The 150- pound animal is a repeat offender.
Authorities have tracked the bear since Saturday--
He's been stealing food everywhere, from a mobile home park to a local motel.
This man spotted the bear in his neighborhood.
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((GUY VANDENBOS/SPOTTED THE BEAR:"I HEARD DOGS BARKING AND I CAME OUTSIDE AND THEY SAID IT WAS BLACK BEAR IN GARBAGE AND IT WENT IN WOODS." ))
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The fast- moving bear was also seen near an elementary school yesterday.
But so far, he's been too fast for authorities to catch him.
You could call him the "French Spiderman"--
He's climbed several of the world's skyscrapers WITHOUT a rope.
Alain Robert's latest feat was to ascend one of the Defense Towers in Paris dressed as "Spiderman."
Under the nervous gaze of a group of spectators, Robert scaled all 32 floors of the tower.
His audience applauded once he reached the top.
Robert's climbs first began in Chicago, back in 1994.
The adventurer has been arrested before for scaling buidings without a permit.
He also does it without INSURANCE....
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 15 points. The NASDAQ was up five points.
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Coming up after the break-- the Indianapolis 500 results are still being disputed a month after the race...
Plus- what do Britney Spears and NASCAR have in common... we'll find out....
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The dispute continues over who really won the Indianapolis 500 last month.
An appeal was presented yesterday--
Now I-R-L president Tony George has a tough decision to make...
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At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway yesterday- team owners for drivers Helio Castroneves and runner-up Paul Tracy presented witnesses and evidence in support of their drivers at a closed hearing.
Both team owners- Barry Green and Roger Penske- left afterwards without saying anything.
Barry Green hopes the evidence he presents will give his driver Paul Tracy the victory.
Tracy passed Castroneves on the second-to-last lap as an accident occurred.
Race officials ruled Tracy's pass came after a yellow caution light and decided Castroneves should be put back in the lead.
A ruling is expected in ten to 30 days.
Turkey and South Korea advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals today. Turkey shut out Japan 1-to-0 and South Korea upset Italy 2-to-1 in overtime. Next up for Turkey is Senegal, while South Korea takes on Spain.
Meanwhile closer to home, the Blacksburg High School Boy's soccer team is bringing in more post season honors.
The final U-S high school soccer rankings put the team at 18-th in the nation-
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and fifth in the south region.
The Indians won their fourth state championship in five years and finished this past season 23-and-OH.
Head Coach Shelley Blumenthal has an 11 year record of 206 wins, only 12 defeats, and 12 ties to go with six state championships.
The Roanoke Hawks' boys basketball team is hard at work, preparing for another national tournament.
Last night, the 15-and-under team practiced at Roanoke College in the Bast center.
The hard work should help the Hawks in their tournament down south.
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[OUT Q=......through the 14th"]
The Hawks scrimmaged the Roanoke College men's varsity basketball team last night, clear signs that coach Gaither has prepared his players well.
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The Roanoke Valley Horse show got underway at the Salem Civic Center.
The first day offered highlights of riders competing in both the inside and outside rings.
Approximately one thousand riders will compete in Salem this week, which is the capacity for the Roanoke Valley Horse show.
With so many riders in so many different classes, the show should please all kinds of horse fans.
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[SUPER=01-Glenn Petty/ Manager of Roanoke Valley Horse Show; :00]
[OUT Q= "Western horses."]
Britney Spears is used to life on the fast track- so now she has teamed up with NASCAR to make a movie.
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Brittany Spears Productions and NASCAR have signed an agreement to produce a dramatic feature film.
The project is in the preliminary writing and development stages.
The movie will feature real NASCAR drivers, race teams and real competition.
The movie will tell the story of the daughter of a successful modern- day NASCAR team owner who tries to inspire a former driver to re-gain his desire to return to racing.
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