It'll soon be another source of water for the drought- stricken city of Roanoke--
The Crystal Spring pumping station is about to come back online.
And the search for a child's killer continues in California.
A few scattered showers and storms could work through the region as we head through the afternoon....I'll have your forecast....
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
California authorities are looking for a killer--
They've released a sketch of the man who kidnapped and murdered a five- year- old girl.
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The hunt is on for the man who sexually assaulted and killed Samantha Runnion.
Law enforcement officials believe the killer may try to attack ANOTHER child.
Chris Lawrence has the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Carona/Orange Co. Sheriff;]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Lawrence, CBS News, Stanton, CA.]
Investigators in Southern California are rushing to find a little girls
killer, trying to track him down before he strikes again.
(SHERIFF MIKE CARONA/ORANGE COUNTY, CA)
"He is probably a sexual predator, a serial sexual predator - and an
individual, based on the way he positioned the body and other evidence
we found at the scene would strike again and in a relatively short
period of time."
Outside Samantha Runnions home, a shrine gets bigger by the hour.
Dozens of children signed messages of support, parents hugged their kids
a little tighter. Overnight dozens of neighbors gathered for a
candlelight vigil. And for everyone, its personal.
(SOT: NEIGHBOR TO RUNNION FAMILY )
" we got to track this guy down...
Police are asking neighbors to help them keep an eye out for anyone
"We believe the suspect will probably have marks on his hands or face,
consistent with the brutality of the sexual assault that he committed."
Samantha Runnion was just a week shy of her 6th birthday. She was
playing with a friend on the wall of her condominium complex Sunday. A
man drove up, asked for help to find his lost puppy, and snatched
Samantha off the street.
The coroner says he sexually assaulted her, and did not kill Samantha
until sometime Tuesday, when she was asphyxiated. Police say he dumped
her body on a road about an hour away, where he wanted them to find it.
"He believes that he's above the law, that he can do this with impunity,
he's in fact thumbing his nose at law enforcement."
Now they've got to find him. As a devastated community of parents and
children try to make sense of something no one can understand.
(CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS)
The white California police officer caught on tape punching a black teenager is expected to surrender to authorities today.
Officer Jeremy Morse was indicted by a grand jury yesterday on assault charges.
Meanwhile, Morse is getting some support from his family.
His mother and step-father told the media today that Morse is NOT a racist-- and that the video doesn't tell the whole story.
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[IN Q=The first time]
((ROGER PETTIT/MORSE'S STEP-FATHER:THE FIRST TIME THAT I SAW THE VIDEO, I DIDN'T REALLY REALIZE IT WAS JEREMY. BUT IT'S JUST LIKE ANY OTHER VIDEO ON TV. THEY ARE ALWAYS A HALF A VIDEO. AND WITH A HALF A VIDEO YOU GET ONLY HALF THE TRUTH. ))
[SUPER=01-Roger Pettit/Morse's Step-Father;]
[OUT Q=half the truth.]
They say the suspect, 16- year- old Donovan Jackson resisted arrest and provoked the harsh treatment.
Roanoke's drought won't end anytime soon, but the city is turning to an old stand- by for some welcome relief.
Crystal Spring has served as a source of drinking water for over 100 years.
Though health concerns required construction of a new filter system, the project is now about two months ahead of schedule.
And a temporary filter system could be pumping water to city customers by the end of next week.
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[IN Q=The spring typically]
((MIKE MCEVOY/ROANOKE UTILITIES DIRECTOR: THE SPRING TYPICALLY WOULD PROVIDE ABOUT 30 PERCENT OF OUR AVERAGE DAILY DEMAND, NO NOT HAVING THAT IN OPERATION HAS CAUSED US TO RELY MORE ON CARVINS COVE AT A TIME WHEN WE'RE IN A DROUGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Mike McEvoy/Roanoke Utilities Director]
[OUT Q=at a time when we're in a drought.]
When the new plant is back on line, it will add another four million gallons a day to the city's supply.
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Some local Medicare Recipients have the opportunity to sign up for lower cost prescriptions.
Another pharmaceutical company has launched a drug card for low income seniors.
Pfizer's share card program allows them to purchase their medications for 15 dollars for up to a 30 day supply.
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To qualify, you must be a Medicare Recipient with no prescription coverage.
Your income must at, or below 18-thousand dollars for singles, and 24-thousand for families.
Today is Share Card Enrollment Day in Virginia.
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To find out about a location near you, call 1-800-717-6005, or go on-line to Pfizer's website at pfizer-for-living-dot-com.
It's free to enroll in the program, and the card is good for one year.
There is no limit on the number of prescriptions.
Accused terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui today faces another arraignment, now that prosecutors have revised their indictment against him.
A recent Supreme Court case made the change necessary, if the government still wants to seek the death penalty.
Moussaoui remains the only man charged in connection with the 9-11 attacks.
He's defending himself, after claiming that his court- appointed attorneys were plotting against him.
It's been a struggle to go to work today for London commuters--
A 24- hour strike has closed most of the city's subway system.
Rush- hour travelers stood shoulder-to-shoulder on the famous red buses today, or in line at bus stops.
Sidewalks were crowded with people and cyclists wove through traffic.
The London Underground normally carries three million passengers a day.
The strike is a result of failed talks between the Rail Maritime and Transport Union and management.
The subway is expected to stay closed during the evening rush hour, as well.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will tell you why a jail in Virginia is making its meals a little less tasty,
Also we will hear about a federal program that pays to have tattoos removed from gang members. Some call it a lifesaver, while others say it is a waste of tax payer money.
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The former treasurer of the Altavista Lifesaving Crew will spend 15 months in prison for embezzling from the crew.
Ed Dudley stole more than 170-thousand dollars from the crew over a four year period.
He's repaid all the money plus interest.
And more than a dozen people appeared in federal court yesterday to testify about Dudley's good character and his years of work in his community.
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[IN Q=I think for]
((GLENN BERGER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I THINK FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS GIVEN OF THEMSELVES, WHO HAS BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT OTHERS, CONCERNED ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. I THINK THE EMBARRASSMENT THAT THIS CARRIES WITH IT IF YOU LIVE IN A SMALL TOWN AND AS ED SAID 'I'VE APOLOGIZED FOR IT, BUT I'LL PROBABLY APOLOGIZE FOR IT FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.'))
[SUPER=01-Glenn Berger/Defense Attorney]
[OUT Q=rest of my life.]
Dudley was allowed to self-report to federal prison at a later date.
In California, some dedicated doctors are donating their time to help former gang members and other hard core kids erase unwanted body art.
The program gets some federal funding, but not everyone believes it's money well spent.
Tracy Smith reports.
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[SUPER=03-San Luis Obispo, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tracy Smith/CBS News; :19]
[SUPER=07-Anita Broughton; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-Tom Shatz/Citizens Against Government Waste; 1:38]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jeff Herten/Surgeon; 1:57]
[OUT Q=is a wonderful thing]
(NATS FULL TAPE GANG MEMBERS )
IMAGINE YOUR MISTAKES.. WRITTEN IN YOUR SKIN. FORMER GANG MEMBERS LIKE
THESE CARRY REMINDERS OF A PAST THEY'D RATHER FORGET--AND, IN SOME
CASES, THEY CAN'T MOVE ON.. UNTIL THE INK COMES OFF.
(TRACY STANDUP: so, one Sunday a month, they come here to the local
medical center for a date with a laser. It's not free--they do 16 jours
of community service for just one treatment--but they say they'd do
anything to erase their mistakes.)
(T: lionel who's leticia?)
(L: my grandmother.)
THAT ONE'S O-K... BUT HIS OTHER TATTOOS--LIKE THE BIG ONE ACROSS HIS
BACK--SEND THE WRONG KIND OF MESSAGE.
(DR HERTIN: oh, i remember this one).
PREVIOUS LASER TREATMENTS HAVE ALL BUT ERASED IT.. AND NOW, DR JEFF
HERTEN IS PREPARING TO OBLITERATE IT... FOR GOOD.
(DR: are you ready? ok)
THOSE LITTLE FLASHES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TUBE ARE THE LASERS: NO
BURNS, NO SCARS.. AND BEFORE LONG, NO TATTOO. NO ONE SAID 'NO PAIN'.
(T: can you explain what that feels like, lionel?)
(L: it's like getting burned or snapped with a rubber band. or like hot
grease splashing on your skin.)
AND HAVING A GANG TATTOO CAN HURT IN OTHER WAYS.
(T: how much of a problem can a tattoo cause for someone? )
(ANITA BROUGHTON: people won't tell you they're not giving you a job
because you have a tattoo. but if you reach out to shake someones hand
and you have a tattoo on your wrist, you're not gonna be first on their
BUT THE PROGRAM ITSELF HAS COME UNDER FIRE BECAUSE IT'S PARTIALLY
SUPPORTED WITH FEDERAL TAX MONEY.
(TOM SHATZ, CITIZENS AGAINST GOVERNMENT WASTE: compared to the
governments other responsibilities--the war on terrorism, homeland
security--tattoo removal certainly falls way down on the scale of
(TRACY: what do you say to people who say why should taxpayers pay for
some gang member to get his tattoo removed?
( if we keep one of these kids out of prison for a year we have saved
the taxpayers between 30 and 50 thousand dollars. that's one. we're
keeping 30, 40 a hundred kids out of prison.)
(HERTEN: that's it... we're on standby)
AND FOR DR. HERTEN--AND THE OTHERS WHO HELP OUT HERE--THE VALUE OF THE
PROGRAM FAR OUTWEIGHS THE COST.
(TRACY: you spend your sundays doing this.)
(HERTEN: one sunday. one sunday.)
(TRACY: but what motivates you to do it?)
(i work hard, you know, and giving up sunday's a big deal. but i never
go back to work monday tired. there's a bounce in my step and it's cause
i've, i've just done what i think is a wonderful thing. )
That was Tracy Smith reporting.
Prisoners at the Rockingham County jail in Harrisonburg may have plenty of time to catch up on their reading, but they won't have KETCHUP with their lunch...at least not for free.
Prisoners are now being charged for those little packets of ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise.
Sheriff Don Farley says inmates were wasting a tremendous amount of it.
He says the jail was spending 13-thousand dollars a year on condiments alone.
Farley calls the condiments a fringe benefit, not required for nutrition.
Inmates will now have to pay a buck-50 for ten packets.
But salt and pepper and dressing with salads are still free.
The town of Christiansburg is a step closer to building a long talked- about aquatic center.
Town council chose this land on North Franklin Street for the facility.
Christiansburg already owns the 16-acres, and officials estimate the site could be open by 2005.
The aquatic center will use 8-acres, while future uses for the other land include a skating park and picnic pavilion.
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[IN Q=its got]
((LANCE TERPENNY/CHRISTAINSBURG TOWN MANAGER; ITS GOT PLENTY OF ACREAGE TO DEVELOP SOME OTHER AMENITIES AS WELL THE AQUATIC CENTER AND OUTDOOR SKATING PARK ITS GOT A STREAM RUNNING THROUGH THE PROPERTY THAT WE'RE GOING TO ENHANCE AND CREATE A GREEN WAY A NICE WALKWAY ALONG THE STREAM BANK.))
[SUPER=01-Lance Terpenny/Christiansburg Town Manager;]
[OUT Q=STREAM BANK.]
Officials estimate a six million dollar price tag for the aquatic center.
[SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
Coming up next on the newscast, Leo will have the hot and hazy forecast,
Also we will have the nominations for this year's Emmy Awards.
[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]
The Emmy nominations are in--
A drama centered around an L-A funeral home is knocking the competition dead with 23 nominations.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
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[SUPER=04-"Six Feet Under" - HBO;]
[SUPER=04-"Sex and the City" - HBO]
[SUPER=04-"Will & Grace" - NBC]
[SUPER=01-Eric McCormick/"Will & Grace";]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Gallegus, CBS News.]
-NAT SOT- SIX FEET UNDER OPEN
ITS ONE OF THE MOST TALKED ABOUT TELEVISION SHOWS NOW ITS RECEIVED
MORE EMMY NOMINATIONS THAN ANY OTHER. HBOS DRAMA "SIX FEET UNDER" IS UP
FOR 23 AWARDS.
-QUICK SOT - FROM "SIX FEET UNDER"
ALL OF THE SHOWS MAIN CHARACTERS WERE NOMINATED INCLUDING PETER KRAUSE,
MICHAEL C HALL, FRANCES CONROY AND RACHEL GRIFFITHS AND ITS UP FOR
(GRAPHIC )ALSO IN THE DRAMA RACETHE WEST WING, CSI, LAW AND ORDER, AND
-SOT- CLIP SEX AND THE CITY-
IN THE BEST COMEDY CATEGORY, LAST YEARS WINNER "SEX AND THE CITY" IS
UP AGAIN...SARA JESSICA PARKER, KIM CATRALL, AND CYNTHIA NIXON MADE THE
-NAT SOT-WILL AND GRACE-
BUT "WILL AND GRACE" RECEIVED THE MOST COMEDY NOMINATIONS WITH 13.
ALTHOUGH ERIC MCCORMICK WHO ANNOUNCED THE NOMINEES THIS MORNING JOKED
WHEN HE DIDNT SEE HIMSELF.
"Its just as well, cause you know how hard it is to get a sitter?
AS FOR THE BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTORS:
PETER BOYLE AND BRAD GARRETT FROM EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, DAVID HYDE
PIERCE FOR FRASIER, BRYAN CRANSTON, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, AND SEAN
HAYES FROM WILL AND GRACE.
EMMY PRODUCERS SAY THIS YEARS DIVERSE RANGE OF NOMINEES SHOWS THAT THE
NETWORKS ARE BEING REWARDED FOR EXPERIMENTING WITH NEW STYLES OF SHOWS..
AS THE FOR THE AWARDS SHOW ITSELF.
PRODUCERS ARE HOPING TO BRING BACK SOME OF THE GLITZ, AFTER LAST YEARS
MORE LOW KEY BROADCAST FOLLOWING 9/11.
MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was up 37. The NASDAQ was UP 12.
[SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
Coming up next in sports...the Detroit Red Wings have a new coach,
And some softball players have a bigger focus than just a win... we'll see the fun part of the tournament, coming up...
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[COMM BREAK #3]
Salem picked up another win last night over Potomac...
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cannons vs. Avalanche; :00]
At Salem Memorial Stadium- Avs' pitcher Kip Bouknight made the night for a little leaguer on the mound.
In the top of the second, no score, Potomac's Jeremy Luster hits a two- run homer to right field.
The Cannons emerged with a 2-nothing lead.
The Avs (HOR-hay) Jorge Piedra connects on a triple to right that splits two Potomac outfielders.
Cory Sullivan scores, and it's 2- to- 1.
Same inning, designated hitter Brian Peck goes up the middle on the single, and Piedra comes home to tie it at 2.
Salem goes on to win 7-6.
The N-S-A Class B Fastpitch Softball World Series is taking place at diamonds all across the Valley.
Travis Wells caught up with some players to see what they are doing between games...
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[IN Q=first audio..]
[SUPER=01-Breanne Butterworth/Florida Softball Player; :27]
[SUPER=01-Marta Butterworth/Softball Mom; :43]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Mills/Delaware Softball Coach; :50]
[SUPER=01-Megan Adkins/Florida Softball Player; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Tony Otero/Florida Softball Coach; 1:28]
[SUPER=01-Susan Adkins/Softball Mom; 1:36]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
((Breanne Butterworth and Megan Adkins are not just softball players, they're also day traders, sort of. Not stocks or bonds. No beanie babies or baseball cards here--just pins. These teams design the pins with team logos to be traded at state and national tournaments. With nearly 300 teams on hand for this week's World Series, there are plenty of chances to add to their collections.
And the parents are just as into it as the girls are.
While the girls are ultimately here to win, pin collecting softens the blow after a loss.
The coaches enter their team pins in a contest and at the end of the week, a winning pin and logo are selected by the tournament committee. In Salem, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))
The Stanley Cup Champs finally have a new head coach.
The Detroit Red Wings named 14-year assistant Dave Lewis as their new leader yesterday.
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI; :00]
Lewis, a defensive specialist, replaces the legendary Scotty Bowman, who won three of his nine Stanley Cups in hockey rich Detroit.
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[SUPER=01-Dave Lewis/Detroit Red Wings New Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=....be involved in hockey"]
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