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A guilty plea today from the American Taliban--

The deal will keep John Walker Lindh from spending the rest of his life behind bars.
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And a new trial for a man sentenced to death in North Carolina for killing a Charlotte motorist and a woman from Roanoke.
Details, straight ahead.
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After a cool, cloudy weekend the temperature is rising and it will continue to climb...I'll have your weather details.....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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A very un- American confession from the so- called American Taliban John Walker Lindh.
His attorney says Lindh has decided to plead guilty to charges that he helped the Taliban and al-Qaida.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
After a surprise deal with prosecutors, John Walker Lindh's attorney announced the change in plea this morning in Alexandria.
The news even caught the judge by surprise.
Lindh is pleading guilty to two charges.
The plea agreement will keep him from getting a life prison term.
Instead, Lindh may serve two 10- year sentences.
The deal came at the start of a hearing that was supposed to continue through the week -- on whether Lindh's statements to authorities could be used against him.
Teri Okita is in Alexandria this afternoon with an update.
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[SUPER=01-Paul McNulty/U. S. Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-James Brosnahan/Lindh's Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Marilyn Walker/Lindh's Mother;]
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((TRACK: AFTER ARRIVING IN COURT, 21-YEAR-OLD JOHN WALKER LINDH SHOCKED THE COURT BY CHANGING HIS PLEA TO GUILTY ON TWO CHARGES.
THE FIRST, WILLFULLY AND UNLAWFULLY SUPPLYING SERVICES TO THE TALIBAN AND THEN CARRYING EXPLOSIVES DURING THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY.
IN EXCHANGE, ALL OTHER CHARGES AGAINST LINDH WILL BE DROPPED. IN HIS PLEA AGREEMENT, LINDH WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL, AND WILL PROVIDE DOCUMENTS, INFORMATION AND TESTIMONY ON WHATEVER HE KNOWS TO THE GOVERNMENT.

SOT: PAUL MCNULTY/US ATTORNEY

"he will be polygraphed....."
LINDH WILL ALSO NOT SEEK AN EARLY RELEASE FROM PRISON, AND HAS WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO AN APPEAL ON A SENTENCE UP TO 20 YEARS.
FINALLY, HIS CLAIMS OF MISTREATMENT BY U-S SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN.
WITH HIS PARENTS WATCHING IN THE COURTROOM, LINDH SAID HE UNDERSTOOD THE CONSEQUENCES IN HIS CHANGE IN PLEA.

SOT: James Brosnahan/ Defense Attorney (or: Lindh's Attorney)
SOT: Marilyn Walker/Walker-Lindh's mother.

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A warning of revenge from the man who's been sentenced to death in Pakistan for the murder of American reporter Daniel Pearl.
Omar Saeed vows a "Holy War" between Islam and "non- believers" will continue.
Manuel Gallegus has the story.
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((
HE'S NOW ON DEATH ROW IN PAKISTAN FOR MASTERMINDING THE MURDER OF JOURNALIST DANIEL PEARL. BUT EVEN WITH HIS DAYS NUMBERED, AHMED OMAR SAEED SHEIKH REMAINS DEFIANT. AFTER BEING SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING, HE ISSUED THIS STATEMENT:
graphic; ..WE'LL SEE WHO WILL DIE FIRST, ME OR THE AUTHORITIES WHO HAVE ARRANGED THE DEATH SENTENCE FOR ME.
THREE CO-DEFENDANTS WERE SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR THEIR ROLE IN THE KIDNAPPING AND MURDER OF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTER.
PEARL DISAPPEARED LAST JANUARY. IN A SERIES OF EMAILS, PEARL WAS SEEN IN CAPTIVITY, IN FEBRUARY A VIDEOTAPE WAS SENT TO U.S. DIPLOMATS SHOWING HIS GRUESOME MURDER.
PEARLS WIFE THANKED PAKISTANI AUTHORITIES FOR THEIR EFFORTS AND EXPRESSED HOPE THAT SEVEN MORE SUSPECTS INCLUDING THE MEN WHO ACTUALLY KILLED PEARL WILL SOON BE CAPTURED.

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ALL OVER PAKISTAN AUTHORITIES ARE BRACING FOR A VIOLENT REACTION BY ISLAMIC MILITANTS WHILE THE US EMBASSY IN ISLAMABAD IS ON A HEIGHTENED STATE OF ALERT.
THE LAWYER FOR SHEIKH OMAR SAYS HELL APPEAL THE VERDICT. CLAIMING THE PAKISTANI GOVERNMENT DEMANDED A CONVICTION.
-STAND-UP-
(TO COME)

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A man sentenced to death in North Carolina for murdering a Charlotte motorist and a Roanoke woman is getting a new trial today.
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Aquilia Barnette has never denied killing Donald Lee Allen in 1996 and driving the dead man's car to Roanoke in search of his ex-girlfriend, Robin Williams.
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Barnette dragged her out of her mother's house into the street and shot her in the back.
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The Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the death sentences in 2000, ruling that Barnette's lawyers were denied the opportunity to rebut testimony from a prison psychiatrist.
The court let the murder conviction stand, but ordered a new sentencing hearing.
Jury selection was to begin today in Charlotte. Picking the jurors could take up to two weeks, and testimony could last a month.

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A Henry County man has been arrested on charges that he abducted and raped his estranged wife. 38- year old William Garrett Foster is being held without bond for allegedly abducting his wife at gunpoint Saturday night. Investigators say this is the second time Foster has been charged with crimes against his spouse. In April-- Foster was arrested and charged with the attempted murder and battery of his wife.

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As of today, Roanoke's Main Post Office has a new name.
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Shannon Young joins us from Rutherford Avenue where the building was just renamed after former Congressman M. Caldwell Butler.
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Shannon adlibs ((ROLLCUE:..humor under pressure.))
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Shannon adlibs

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Coming up next, a local firestation begins the rebuilding process.
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Also we'll see how a orphaned killer whale is about to start a new chapter of its life.
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A Pittsylvania County fire department is rising from the ashes of its own devastating fire.
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Construction on the new Ringgold fire department just off of Route 58 is half way completed. You may remember a fire destroyed the old station and three fire trucks last December. The new facility will house a meeting and training room, more trucks, and expanded services.
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((MIKE NEAL/FIRE CHIEF: WE'RE LOOKING AT GOING TRANSPORT. WE HAVE ONE TRUCK THAT WE CAN DO THAT WITH NOW BUT WE'RE KEEPING THE FIRST RESPONDER. WE HAVE A NEW TRANSPORT ON THE LINE AND WHEN WE GET MOVED IN AND GET OUT TRUCKS HERE THEN WE'LL LOOK AT GOING TO TRANSPORT SERVICES IN THE AREA HERE.))
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The new fire station will cost nearly 375-thousand dollars and should be up and running by September. In the meantime, the fire department continues to work out of a nearby business with donated equipment.
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Firefighters in Oregon have the state's largest fire about 30- percent contianed.
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The (EYE-er-lee) Eyerly Fire has charred about 16- thousand acres and has destroyed at least 18 homes so far..
Nearly 300 have been evacuated, with many of the evacuees staying at a local middle school.
Lightning started the fire, which is still burning out of control.
More than nine- thousand firefighters are battling the blaze.
More were expected to arrive last night.
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It was the symbolic closing of the nation's largest wound--
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A ceremony was held this morning at a Staten Island landfill, marking the end of the 10- month recovery effort at Ground Zero.
Several hundred workers and dozens of terrorist victims' families also gathered at the landfill, where tons of debris were dumped.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the crowd the September 11th terrorists were "the worst of humanity."
Meanwhile, Bloomberg praised recovery workers for helping to provide some closure.
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Viagara will share space in the same corporate medicine cabinet as Rolaids--
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Pfizer has agreed to buy Pharmacia for 60- billion dollars in stock.
It's the largest corporate merger so far this year.
The deal also creates the largest pharmaceuticals company in the world.
In addition to Viagra and Zyrtec, Pfizer makes and sells Lipitor and Zoloft.
Pharmacia manufactures Celebrex, as well as the consumer brands Listerine, Rolaids and Visine.
The new company will have a combined annual revenue of 48- billion dollars.
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Springer, the orphaned baby orca is now swimming in her native waters off the coast of Canada.
Penny (luh-gate) Legate reports.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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a local program that helps children with physical and mental challenges could be forced to close. We'll tell you why next.
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A local program that helps children with mental and physical disablities is in danger.
The Roanoke Y-W-C-A may have to cancel its aquatics program due to a lack of funding.
But hopes are high that a fundraiser can save the program.
Justin McLeod has more.
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This is a place where no matter how much you try you can't wash away these smiles.
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((RUSS HARBUGH/FATHER: IT'S A MIRACLE. IT'S A MIRACLE.))
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A miracle thanks to the Kids Special Situations Program or KISS as it's commonly known.
It's a program that helps kids with mental and physical disabilities.
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((KIM SIMMS/PHYSICAL THERAPIST: WE'VE HAD CHILDREN HERE THAT DID NOT MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH ANYBODY WHEN THEY FIRST CAME INTO THE POOL.))
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That's pretty significant when you consider most of these kids need assistance just to walk.
So twice a week they come here to the YWCA in Roanoke for therapy.
The pool allows these kids to move freely, and within time they sharpen their physical as well as their social skills.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IT COSTS NEARLY 16-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR TO PUT ON THIS PROGRAM. ALL OF THAT FUNDING FOR NEXT YEAR, ON THE STATE, LOCAL, AND FEDERAL LEVEL HAS BEEN CUT. THAT IS WHY THE COMING MONTHS WILL BE CRITICAL AS TO WHETHER THIS PROGRAM STAYS OR GOES.))
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((QUICK NAT SOUND OF KIDS IN THE POOL))
In response to the money crunch, the YWCA plans to hold several fundraisers in the coming months.
First up? A swimathon.
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((PAULA JONES/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF YWCA: I WOULD ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO JUST BE PART OF THIS OPPORTUNITY AND HELP US, HELP US TO CONTINUE TO SERVE A NEED IN OUR COMMUNITY.))
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It is a need that is currently used by just eight kids.
The "Y" hopes increased participation, a slight rise in program fees, and help from the community will keep this program from going under.
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((RUSS HARBUGH/FATHER: I THINK YOU HAVE TO SEE THESE KIDS AND THE EFFECT IT HAS ON THEM BUT IT IS MONEY WELL WORTH IT, WELL SPENT.))
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An investment that will keep these kids afloat for many years to come. (SHOT AT 20:26:38)
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN three hundred points. The NASDAQ has lost 23.

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Coming up next in sports- it will take a strong arm and teamwork to weed out the competition in the softball world series here in the Valley...
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Plus- we'll tell you why Winston Cup driver Kevin Harvick was able to put a positive spin on his weekend trip to Chicago.
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Winston Cup drivers took to the track yesterday for the Tropicana 400 in Chicago. Kevin Harvick decided to take a gamble on refueling and led the final 25- laps for his first victory of the season.
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75-thousand race fans were on hand to see Harvick's repeat. Michael Waltrip gained some job security, signing a new deal with D-E-I earlier in the day, but he lost an engine and finished 42nd.
Elliott Sadler brought out one of seven caution flags at lap 192 with the spin in traffic. Sadler finished 21st in the Wood Brothers entry.
Kevin Harvick would take a similar ride in the 29 machine. Steve Grissom, Hut Stricklin and Jimmy Spencer back up behind Harvick and all three of those cars sustained heavy damage.
But Harvick recovered, and after a late caution, he chose not to pit and it paid off. Last year's race winner held off Jeff Gordon over the final laps and pulled off the repeat in the Tropicana 400. Richard Childress sweeps the Busch and Cup events.
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A sporting event in the Roanoke Valley this week seems to be a big hit for softball players. The N-S-A Girls "Class B" Fast Pitch "Softball World Series" kicked off yesterday in Salem with the opening ceremonies.
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Three hundred teams made up of girls ranging in age from 9 to 18 start play today in the week- long event. The action runs through Saturday at parks all over the Valley.
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A local golfer captured the Crown Royal Open trophy yesterday. Roanoke's Dicky Linkous took the victory after leading the four- day event from the start. Meanwhile, Ashley Plantation's Chip Sullivan finished 3rd-- five shots back.
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The Tradition Club at New Kent was the site-- where Sullivan started the day four shots behind Linkous. He tried to make a late run. Here at the par 5- 15th Chip just slides the eagle effort by the cup. He would tap in for birdie to get to 5-under par.
Then at 18, Sullivan saves par with the good roll. Sullivan fired a final round 70, and earned just under 7 grand for his efforts.
Linkous carded a 69 in the final round to finish at 10-under for the tournament. He takes the Crown Royal title and 15- thousand dollars.
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