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Authorities in Botetourt County are asking for the public's help to catch a thief.
They've posted a surveillance photo on the Internet of a man they say stole a credit card from a vehicle, and then used it for several purchases.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]


And the man who caught a police beating on tape in Los Angeles is now behind bars.
[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=LEO]

Some clouds are hanging tough across the region as temperatures are on the comfortable side....I'll have your pleasant weekend forecast....
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly 2-Shot]


News 7 at Noon starts right now...

[Botetourt-Suspect]


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The Botetourt County Sheriff's Department is hoping you, and the Internet, can help them nab a theft suspect.
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[VO-NAT]

The department has posted a surveillance photo on its web site .. of a man they say stole a credit card from a vehicle, and then used it at several nearby stores.
The man is described as very heavy .. with bad teeth. If you want a longer look at the photo,
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[TAKE WEB ADDRESS FS] there is a link to the sheriff's web site on our home page, at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS] And if you have any information on the suspect, you can call Crimeline at 344-85-hundred.
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[Police-Beating]


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The man who taped the police beating incident in Los Angeles is now under arrest himself--
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Mitchell Crooks taped police slamming a teenager on a squad car and then hitting him.
Meanwhile, Crooks is under arrest for outstanding warrants for petty theft and driving under the influence.
He was also subpoened to testify before a grand jury and didn't show up.
When Crooks showed up for an interview with C-N-N, police arrested him outside the building.
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[IN Q=He was a picture]

((RALPH HARRISON/CROOKS' ATTORNEY:HE WAS A PICTURE OF HEALTH WHEN THEY PICKED HIM UP. AND HE SEEMED TO BE RATHER DESPONDENT, HE WAS ON A GURNEY WITH A WHITE SHEET COVERING HIS BODY. WE DIDN'T SEE ANY ABRASIONS ON HIS ARMS OR FACE, BUT WE DIDN'T HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT HIS BODY. ))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Harrisson/Crooks' Attorney;]
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[VO-NAT]


Crooks says he was roughed up during the arrest, and spent the night in the jail hospital for observation.
He's since been moved to a regular jail.
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[Corporate-Responsibility]


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Several politicians are speaking out about the need for more corporate responsibilility, following a string of accounting scandals.
One Senator is even taking on the President over the issue.
Bill Plante reports.
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AS SHAKEY MARKETS FUEL LOSS OF CONFIDENCE AND VOTER OUTRAGE, WASHINGTON POLITICIANS RACED TO SHOW THEY'RE EVEN TOUGHER ON CORPORATE WRONGDOERS THAN THE PRESIDENT.

(SOT McCAIN)


We must make fundamental changes in corporate oversight....

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A DAY AFTER THE SENATE VOTED 97-0 FOR A DEMOCRAT BILL TO PUT MORE TEETH IN CORPORATE FRAUD PROSECUTIONS, REPUBLICAN SENATOR JOHN McCAIN, WHO HAS CHALLENGED MR. BUSH IN THE PAST, TODAY CALLED FOR NEW RESTRICTIONS ON CORPORATIONS.

(SOT McCAIN)


Unless congress and the President move rapidly and boldly// the damage done by these scandals will outlive most of us in this room.

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GOING FAR BEYOND WHAT THE PRESIDENT OUTLINED EARLIER THIS WEEK, McCAIN CALLS FOR THE RESIGNATION OF SEC HEAD HARVEY PITT. HE WOULD FORBID EXECUTIVES FROM SELLING THEIR HOLDINGS WHILE IN OFFICE, FORCE COMPANIES TO REPORT STOCK OPTIONS AS AN EXPENSE, AND WOULD NOT ALLOW CORPORATE DIRECTORS TO OWN STOCK OF THE COMPAY THEY SERVE.

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THAT SEEMED AIMED AT THE KIND OF LOW-INTEREST LOANS TOTALING 180 THOUSAND DOLLARS MR. BUSH TOOK MORE THAN A DECADE AGO WHILE HE WAS A DIRECTOR OF HARKEN ENERGY - LOANS WHICH THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF THIS WEEK CALLED ON CORPORATIONS TO END.
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MR. BUSH USED THE LOANS TO BUY HARKEN ENERGY STOCK, WHICH HE GAVE BACK IN 1993, PAYING OFF THE LOANS - RECEIVING STOCK OPTIONS OF EQUAL VALUE IN EXCHANGE, WHICH HE NEVER EXERCISED.
DEMOCRATS WERE QUICK TO CONTRAST THE PRESIDENT'S CALL FOR REFORM WITH HIS ACTIONS AS A DIRECTOR.

(SOT GEPHARDT)


It is hard to lead when you haven't done the things that you're asking others to do.

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THE ADMINISTRATION - CLEARLY CONCERNED - SAYS THAT UNLIKE CURRENT ABUSES, WHAT THE PRESIDENT DID WAS LEGAL AND ENCOURAGED - TO GET DIRECTORS TO INVEST IN THE COMPANIES THEY SERVED.

(SOT FLEISCHER)


he reinvested in the company (7) today that practice has been widely abused.

(VO)


DEMOCRATS WERE ALSO DELIGHTED BY THIS 1996 ARTHUR ANDERSON VIDEO. DICK CHENEY, THEN PRESIDENT OF HALLIBURTON - NOW BEING SUED FOR ALLEGED FRAUDULENT ACCOUNTING - PRAISED THE FIRM'S CREATIVITY.

(SOT CHENEY)


145333: i get good advice if you will from their people based upon how we're doing business and how we're operating.(8) over and above the sort of normal, by the books. (10) ))

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That was Bill Plante reporting.

[Arafat]


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Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat says he's not stepping down anytime soon.
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But he's also quoted as saying that he might NOT run for re- election.
Palestinians go the polls in January.
His people gave Arafat an approval rating of only 35 percent in May, and his control over militants or even his own lieutenants has been questioned.
[SUPER=03-Gaza, West Bank;]


Meanwhile, thousands of Palestinians marched in Gaza today for the funeral of two men killed by Israeli soldiers.
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[CA-Tornado]


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Earthquakes, mudslides, and wildfires--
But normally, TORNADOES aren't among the disasters California residents have to worry about.
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But last night, what looked like a twister tore through this small town, just north of Sacramento.
Dozens of pine trees came crashing down on homes and vehicles.
Two people were injured.
Witnesses say the scene looked like something out of a movie.
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((I COME DOWN THE ROAD, THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN WAS FINE, AND WHEN I CAME DOWN THE ROAD, AS SOON AS I CAME OVER THE HILL, DROPPED DOWN OVER THE OTHER SIDE, JUST EMERGENCY VEHICLES EVERYWHERE, RESCUE WORKERS EVERYWHERE, EVERY TIME I TURNED OFF THE ROAD TO TRY TO AVOID THE TRAFFIC, THERE WAS JUST TREES BLOCKING.))
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Officials are trying to determine whether it was indeed a small tornado, or a funnel cloud.
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[NS-Commercial]


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Southwest Virginia will feature prominently in the next Norfolk Southern commercial.
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This morning, the company shot scenes in the Natural Bridge area for a 30-second advertisement. The star of the spot is a Norfolk Southern train, complete with two Dash-9 locomotives and sixteen multi-level auto carriers, each of which is 90-feet long. Norfolk Southern's advertising company had 22 states to choose from in picking a set. The choice marked a change in the railroad's advertising history.
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((RHONDA BROOM/NORFOLK SOUTHERN: THIS IS DIFFERENT 'CAUSE WE'VE ACTUALLY COME OUT INTO THE FIELD INSTEAD OF USING A SOUND STAGE. AS YOU CAN SEE, IT TAKES A LOT MORE EFFORT TO ACTUALLY PRODUCE LIVE ACTION.))
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The two day shoot will wrap up this evening. NS says the ad is scheduled to hit the air on August fourteenth. The ad will be Norfolk Southern's sixth since the early 1980's.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast, we will see how police from across the state are preparing for the possibility of terrorist attack,
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[VO-NAT ]

Also we will see why some people are getting quite a charge out of the latest car.
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[6Firefighters]


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A recent manpower shortage in the Lynchburg fire department left some stations empty.
While the lack of firefighters meant no one was on duty, city officials say they have taken care of the problem.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( It was only for a few hours, but for the first time in recent memory, the Lynchburg fire department had to close one of its eight fire stations... the reason: not enough personnel to do the job.
But even in the face of staffing shortages brought on by retirements, comp time and budget cuts, officials say public safety has never been jeopardized.
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((LES PUCKETT/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT: IT'S BEEN TOUGH, BUT WE HAVEN'T MISSED ANY CALLS AND THE PUBLIC HAS NOT SUFFERED BECAUSE OF THAT AND I THINK A LOT OF OUR SUCCESS IS A DIRECT REFLECTION ON THE RESILIENCY OF OUR FOLKS.))
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Puckett says the addition of ten new rookies last month has finally brought the department up to full staff.
But the recruits are not additional hires.. they're simply replacing people who have recently retired.
Over the next couple of years, an estimated 40 percent of the department will be eligible to step down. [Standup] ((And that has the Lynchburg Firefighters Association worried. Their president says while they fully support the department's management they do plan to make public their concerns about the manpower situation.. they're just not sure what the solution might be.))
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That's because new positions cost money.. money that must ultimately come from the taxpayers.
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((KIMBALL PAYNE/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: IF I'M ASKED FOR MORE PERSONNEL, I WILL EXPECT A CLEAR EXPLANATION OF HOW THOSE PERSONNEL WILL BE USED, WHERE THEY WILL BE USED AND WHAT OUR GOAL IS TO IMPROVE, IN SOME MEASURABLE WAY, PUBLIC SAFETY FOR THE CITIZENS.))
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((PUCKETT: AS FAR AS WE'RE CONCERNED, WE'RE VERY HAPPY WITH THE WAY THINGS ARE TODAY. AND WE'RE TAKING STEPS TO KIND OF MINIMIZE THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF RETIREMENTS IN THE FUTURE.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Hybrid-Cars]


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[NOTE ANCHOR TAG!!]
If you still think of hybrid cars as little boxes that need to be plugged into an electrical source for hours at a time-- think again.
Drew Levinson takes us for a spin.
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"I LOVE LOS ANGELES, BUT I FEEL IN A PERPETUAL DILEMMA."

(LOCATOR: LOS ANGELES)


The dilemma for Francis Anderton is that to get around Southern California she must have a car--at the same time she doesn't want to add any more pollution to the atmosphere.
That's why she's among a growing number of American's opting for Hybrid vehicles--cars that combine an electric motor with a gasoline engine. And no you don't have to plug them in anymore, the electricity comes from a lifelong battery.

(NATSOUND AT THE DEALERSHIP )


"THEY BOTH WORK TOGETHER SO YOU CAN ACTUALLY BE USING GAS AND ELECTRIC AT THE SAME TIME...TO DRIVE THE CAR?
YEH."

(LOCATOR: FALLS CHURCH, VA)


At this Honda dealership just outside Washington, DC--sales are brisk.

(SOT MARK MEGINLEY/SALES MANAGER )


"IT IS GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, IT IS A VERY LOW EMISSION VEHICLE, IT DOESN'T JUST GET GREAT MILAGE."
But the mileage is a big selling point with numbers like 56, 57 sometimes up to 70 miles per gallon.

(SOT FRANCIS ANDERTON/HYBRID OWNER)


"I REFILL WITH GAS MAYBE ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH. I ALMOST FORGET SOMETIMES THAT I NEED TO GO THE GAS STATION."
Honda introduced the hybrids in 1999 and Toyota soon followed suit. Now there are nearly 30-thousand on the road.

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)


"BUT AT LEAST ONE MARKET RESEARCH FIRM ESTIMATES THERE WILL BE A HALF MILLION HYBRIDS IN AMERICA BY THE YEAR 2006
THAT'S BECAUSE THE U-S AUTOMAKERS ARE WORKING ON SEVERAL HYBRID MODELS OF THEIR OWN."

(SOT GLORIA BERGQUIST/ALLIANCE OF AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS)


"WE ARE TRYING TO KEEP PACE WITH CONSUMER DEMAND, SO THAT WE SUPPLY THEM AS CONSUMERS DEMAND THEM."
And with a cost of around 20-thousand dollars--it's likely that consumer demand for hybrids will be high.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Chicago.
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We'll have the second part of Drew's series on hybrid cars tonight on News 7 at 5.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast, Leo has our weekend forecast,
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Also, Patrick Evans will tell us why things are looking a little fuzzy on the Roanoke City Market.
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[GROWIN-IT]


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Now that summer is here, the fresh produce is pouring into the Farmer's Market in downtown Roanoke.
It is prime time for peaches, and in today's Growin' It, Patrick Evans tells us what the dry weather has done to this year's crop.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 60 points.
The NASDAQ has gained 10.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up next in sports,
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N-B-A star Allen Iverson is preparing for a lot of court time this summer, but it doesn't have anything to do with basketball.
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[S-Iverson]


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A list of criminal charges is growing against former N-B-A Most Valuable Player, Allen Iverson. The charges stem from an incident at his cousin's apartment in Philadelphia. Iverson forced his way into the apartment in search of his wife Tawanna. According to police- he and his wife had been involved in a two- day long fight, and Iverson entered the apartment with a gun. He faces four felony counts and a number of misdemeanors, ranging from Terroristic threats to Criminal trespass.
Iverson has until next Tuesday to surrender.
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[S-Cord]


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The summer months are filled with basketball camps, but perhaps none has been in existence longer in Northwest Roanoke than the CORD camp.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

CORD stands for Community Organization for Research and Development. The late Catherine Ross began the basketball camp many years ago in the Northwest Roanoke Community. In the past 25 years the camp has both flourished and struggled Now, two of its alumni are taking it to a never before seen level of success.
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[OUT Q=...LEARN SOMETHING."]
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The camp, which wraps up its second of three session today, has produced some of the valley's top basketball talent over the years.
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[Travolta]


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Hollywood star- turned- aviator John Travolta has gone "Down Under" to promote air travel in the wake of September 11th.
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The Oscar- nominated actor is touring the world in this luxury plane.
Travolta says the tour was designed to promote the Qantas airline, but its purpose changed after the September 11th attacks.
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[VO-NAT]


48- year- old Travolta earned his pilot's license in 19-81.

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