California authorities are looking for two kidnapped teen-age girls.
They girls were taken at gunpoint from a remote area in Los Angeles County.
And we'll let you know if fundraising efforts will allow the curtain to rise again at the Grandin Theatre.
A live report, coming up.
Another hazy sunny day as temperatures again climb to the 90 degree mark in some locations...I'll have our forecast....
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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A longtime Roanoke landmark could soon reopen its doors.
The effort to save the Grandin theater has met its fundraising goal.
Keith Humphry is at the 70 year old classic theater in the Raleigh court section of the city.
Keith, this morning organizers said the money is both good news and bad news.
Why is that?
Keith adlibs to interview. He will have B-Roll which Thom will call for.
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A massive manhunt is under way for a man who kidnapped two teenaged girls at gunpoint in Southern California.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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THE SEARCH IS ON FOR TWO TEENAGED GIRLS, 16 YEAR OLD TAMERA BROOKS, AND
17 YEAR OLD JAQUELINE MARRIS KIDNAPPED AT GUNPOINT LAST NIGHT AS THEIR
MALE FRIENDS WATCHED HELPLESSLY.
THE TWO WERE TAKEN FROM A REMOTE DESERT AREA NEAR LANCASTER AS THEY WERE
PARKED IN THEIR CARS WITH THEIR MALE FRIENDS.
WITNESSES SAY THE GUNMAN, AGED 30-T0 40, FORCED TAMERA OUT OF HER CAR.
THEN WENT TO JAQUELINE HE TIED HER MALE FRIEND UP WITH DUCT TAPE THEN
DROVE AWAY WITH THE TWO TEENS.
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he told me he was going to kill me ..but that he didn't want to / he
kept telling her to stay down to keep her head down
THE TEENAGED WITNESS SAID THE MAN SMELLED LIKE BEER, AND APPEARED TO BE
LATINO, BUT HE WASN'T SURE.
THE TWO GIRLS DID NOT KNOW EACH OTHER
THE REMOTE AREA IS APPARENTLY A POPULAR PLACE FOR TEENS TO HANG OUT.
ABOUT THE VEHICLE --
An explosion ripped through a mine in eastern Ukraine late yesterday, killing at least 19 miners.
It was the third such tragedy in the former Soviet state in less than a month.
Just over a week ago, six people died in a methane gas explosion at another coal mine.
Hundreds of miners have staged protests over poor safety conditions in the country's aging coal mines, which lack money to modernize.
Ukraine's mines have one of the world's highest accident rates.
Some local law enforcement officials are getting an education on the rails this week.
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A dozen officers, deputies, and state troopers are participating in a program sponsored by C-S-X.
It's all a part of educating law enforcement about what to do in case of a railroad accident.
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((TERRY LUDBAN/CSX PUBLIC SAFETY TEAM; IT'S THE RAILROAD'S EFFORT TO BRING TOGETHER LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND GIVE THEM INFORMATION ON THE RAILROAD IN GENERAL, SORT OF A RAILROAD 101. AND ALSO SOME OF THE THINGS THEY MAY ENCOUNTER IF THEY ARE UNFORTUNATE TO HAVE TO GO TO A HIGHWAY, RAIL GRADE CROSSING CRASH.))
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There are dozens of programs like this one around the country, but this is one of the first times it's been offered in our area.
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Two former executives for a troubled national corporation have surrendered to police. Coming up next we will tell you why they are facing charges of corporate corruption.
Also students at Jerusalem's Hebrew University try to come to grips with the bomb attack that killed several of their classmates.
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President Bush says he's furious at the loss of life at Hebrew University at Jerusalem.
Five Americans were among those killed yesterday when a bomb went off there.
Kimberly Dozier was the school today.
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Paying respects, and coming to terms with their loss.
Students and staff gathered near the cafeteria where a bomb went off, to
remember the seven people who were killed, five of them, Americans.
This woman studied with two of the victims.
(SOT Lissa Young, friend of victims)
I got a phone call from one of the rabbis at my school and he said, do
you know what Marla was wearing, did she have any identifying objects on
was she wearing a Star of David. What color are her
She says she still cant accept that they're gone. This student was a
friend of Benjamin Blutstein from Pennsylvania.
(SOT Miriam Gonczarska, friend of Benjamin Blutstein
He was a very cool person, a great personality. Friendly, friends with
Hebrew University was a sort of sanctuary a place Arabs and Jews still
felt comfortable together.
(SOT Miriam Gonczarska, COVERED/ student shots)
We will be trying to stay friends, to everybody, but sometimes its just
a great challenge.
(yesterday bomb footage)
Israel has promised military retaliation for the attack apparently, with
full support from the White House.
(On-cam ) U.S. officials do not believe Americans were directly targeted
in this conflict, but these deaths do draw Israel and the White House,
(SOT U.S. Ambassador Dan Kurtzer)
Unfortunately, not only do we share all the good values, and the good
times, but now were sharing some grief.
Theres no end of that in sight.
KD, CBS Two News, Hebrew University
Two former WorldCom executives are now in F-B-I custody to face federal charges of financial wrong-doing.
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Authorities say former chief financial officer Scott Sullivan and former controller David Myers surrendered this morning.
A source says they'll face securities fraud and conspiracy charges.
The complaint will be unsealed later today in federal court.
In late June, WorldCom revealed it disguised nearly four- billion dollars in expenses.
The company has since filed for bankruptcy protection.
Some perfomers in Salem last night were marching to the beat of a different drum.
Actually it was MANY different drums, as some of the nation's best drum and bugle corps competed in the Summer Music Games.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
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This is the tenth year the Summer Music Games of Southwest Virginia have entertained thousands in the Roanoke Valley-- with their upbeat music and energetic style.
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THE MUSIC IT'S JUST SO DIFFERENT FROM ANYTHING, IT'S SO INSPIRING AND IT JUST GRABS YOU FROM THE MOMENT THEY START TO THE LAST MOMENT THEY STOP YOU'RE STILL HANGING ON AND YOU WANT MORE.. IT'S SO GREAT TO SIT THERE AND WATCH IT. ))
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A crowd of more than four thousand was on hand at Salem Stadium to catch this year's performance... which featured five different drum and bugle corps from across the country.
((ZURI PRYOR-GRAVES: THE BEAT OF IT, IT'S SOMETHING YOU CAN LISTEN TO AND GET PUMPED TO AND YOU CAN JUST KEEP LISTENING TO IT AND IT WON'T GET ON YOUR NERVES IT'S LIKE SOMETHING THAT'S ALWAYS NEW, NO ONE USUALLY COPIES EACH OTHER. ))
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The corps members are a blend of high school and college age students--
And, for many in the audience it was exciting to see their level of skill.
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(( TJ ELMORE: OUR BAND HAS ONLY GOT LIKE 50 PEOPLE SO I GUESS IT'S A CHANCE TO SEE A BAND WITH LIKE A HUNDRED MEMBERS.. . WITH SO MUCH POWER AND FORCE BEHIND THEIR DRUMS AND THEY'RE SO TALENTED.))
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((ZACH WEBBER: I ENJOY THE DRUMS.....AND THE PERFECTION AND ALL THEIR PRACTICE... IT'S A REALLY GOOD SHOW.))
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A sentiment echoed by the thousands on hand this evening.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Salem.))
"The Cadets" captured last night's top honors.
One of the Valley's best known radio personalities is moving on.
Slam Duncan is leaving Roanoke to work for W-S-I-X which is Nashville's top rated country music station.
His final broadcast on J -93 point 5 is tomorrow afternoon from 3 until 7.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
we'll see an electronic device that is supposed to keep teenaged drivers on the straight and narrow.
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If you're a parent who doesn't have the time or the courage to get in the car with your teenager behind the wheel, a new device could be the next best thing to being there.
It works like a black box on an airplane.
Tracy Smith takes us for a test drive.
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CALL IT BIG BROTHER IN A BOX: THE DRIVING MONITOR IS EASY TO HIDE.. BUT
IMPOSSIBLE TO FORGET ABOUT.
(SOT CLICKING DRIVER ID ON)
BEFORE THE ENGINE WILL START, YOU HAVE TO LOG ON WITH A SPECIAL I-D
THAT TELLS THE CAR WHO YOU ARE. NOW, EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE IS STRICTLY ON
(TRACY: this thing monitors your speed in turns and whether you brake
AS LONG AS YOUR DRIVING IS SMOOTH AND STEADY.. THE SYSTEM IS SILENT.
(TRACY: allright.. now we're gonna crank this baby up.)
BUT LISTEN TO WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU KICK IT UP A NOTCH.
( GEIGER COUNTER CLICK )
(TRACY: what is that?)
BEFORE THE ALARM GOES OF, IT FIRST MAKES KIND OF A GEIGER COUNTER
(TRACY: approaching 60..)
AND WHEN YOU HIT THE GAS, IT REALLY LETS YOU KNOW.
(SOT SPEED ALARM GOES OFF)
(TRACY: whoo.. there it goes.)
TRACY: i guess that could be annoying if it's constant.)
AND THAT'S THE POINT.
(LARRY SELDITZ, ROAD SAFETY: it's not going to go away. the only way to
make that tone go away is to drive safely.)
LARRY SELDITZ RUNS ROAD SAFETY.. THE COMPANY THAT MARKETS THE DEVICE.
(LARRY SELDITZ: now let's see how you drove..)
AFTER THE RIDE, A COMPUTER PRINTOUT SHOWS HARD TURNS, HIGH SPEED RUNS..
(SELDITZ: and here's a good thing--you were wearing your seat belt.. we
can tell on a second by second basis.)
THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN INSTALLED IN THOUSANDS OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES.. AND
WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE FOR THE RISKIEST DRIVERS OF ALL: TEENS.
(LARRY SELDITZ: they tend to be at very high risk of getting into a
crash, they tend to have an invincible attitude and they tend to feel
that a crash or something bad can't happen to them.)
IN FACT, CAR CRASHES ARE THE NUMBER ONE KILLER OF TEENAGERS. THE BLACK
BOX COULD SAVE LIVES.. BUT THE ELECTRONIC NAGGING TAKES SOME GETTING
(TRACY:what's more annoying, h aving the black box or having mom and dad
in the seat next to you or the black box?)
(MALLORY: more annoying? i'd say the black box.)
SHE'S RIGHT: THAT BEEP GETS OLD REALLY FAST.
( oh, sssshhh! what did i do?)
(oh that's good.. my foot is off the accelerator ! )
(there it goes. i'm going with the flow of traffic now.. i'm not going
faster than other cars in this lane.. and that thing will not shut up!)
BUT IT DID CHANGE THE WAY I DROVE.
(TRACY: let's see if i can not make it beep on this turn.. slowly..
(LARRY SELDITZ: i like to think that this system is like being able to
sit next to your teenager every second they drive.////i think the
parents won't worry as much because for the first time they can really
see what the kid's doing.)
That was Tracy Smith reporting.
By the way, the system called "Safeforce" hits stores in November, and will sell for about 280- dollars.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 195 points. The NASDAQ has lost 35 points.
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Coming up next in sports,
we'll see how the Tech freshmen football recruits are shaping up in summer workouts...
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In Blacksburg- the Virginia Tech football team is working its new freshmen recruits.
The rookies worked out twice yesterday without the veterans and have the same schedule again today.
Travis Wells and photographer Greg Moore headed to the field for yesterday's first workouts with this year's talented class.
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((Coach Frank Beamer laid down some ground rules for his incoming freshmen Wednesday. The 29 member class then hit the ground running.
Imoh: (14:39:37) "It's fun.....it's still fun."
Beamer: (14:32:08) "The last three or four....good players in this class."
Marcus Vick was right on target during his first appearance in the Hokie maroon. Vick made a favorable first impression as did recruited walk-on Michael Malone, son of former NBA great Moses Malone.
Michael Malone: (14:38:28) "I know I was....how we do it over here."
Marcus: (14:36:05) "It takes time...time to be right."
The upperclassmen will join the freshmen on campus Friday, followed by media day on Saturday and the first full squad practice on Sunday. In Blacksburg, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))
And finally today--
It's a double birthday celebration at the National Zoo in Washington.
The zoo is celebrating the birthdays of its two giant pandas, MAY-Shong and T-yen T-yen, who turn four and five years old this summer.
The female, MAY-shong turned four on July 22nd.
The male, T-yen T-yen turns five August 27th.
Zoo officials chose today to honor both birthdays.
It's an important time for the pandas, because they're reaching
Zoo officials are hoping that there could be some baby pandas in the coming years.
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