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A judge decides whether the man accused of killing three people at the Appalachian School of Law is competent to st
and trial.
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And, it sounded like an explosion to the passengers aboard this Alaska Airlines flight leaving Boston.
Flames forces the plane to make an emergency landing last night.
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After a few record lows overnight, we'll have a day that's filled with lots of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. I'll have details coming up in your forecast.

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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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The man accused of killing three people during a shooting rampage in Grundy will NOT have to stand trial. At least not for now.
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The next stop for the suspect in the shooting spree at the Appalachian School of Law will be a state hospital, NOT a courtroom.
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Today in Buchanan County General District Court, a judge ruled 43 year old Peter Odighizuwa incompetent to stand trial at this time. Odighizuwa is facing capital murder charges for the January shooting deaths of three people at the law school. The judge based his ruling on two mental evaluations by experts for the defense and the commonwealth. They conclude he is mentally ill, and in need of treatment and medication. The court still must decide where he will be hospitalized so he can become competent.
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When the judge asked him if he would be willing to take medication, Odighizuwa stood up and launched into a rambling lecture in which he blamed the F-B-I, the C-I-A and Vice President Dick Cheney, among others, for his problems.

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A 55 year-old D-C man who contracted West Nile Virus is being treated at a Maryland hospital.
The National Institutes of Health says the man is severely ill, but stable.
He was diagnosed when he was having a regular check-up at the facility where he is being treated for leukemia.
Doctor say his leukemia treatment left him with a highly weakened immune system.
He lives in an area of the District were several birds have tested positive for West Nile virus.
Health department employees are trying to find potential breeding sites for mosquitos in that area.
A number of dead birds with the virus have been found in northern Virginia in recent months.

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U-S military officials say an Air Force cargo plane has crashed in Puerto Rico, killing all 10 people on board.
The plane was doing routine landing and take-off exercises when it crashed on a mountaintop last night.
Officials say the victims were based in Florida and Puerto Rico.
The plane had been flying in rain and fog when it went down.



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More than 150 people aboard an Alaska Airlines flight are grateful to be back on the ground.
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The plane was in the air less than 15 minutes when flames coming out of an engine forced it to turn around and make an emergency landing.
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((MIKE GILLETTE/PASSENGER: YOU FEEL THE PLANE SHAKE AND LOOK OUT THE WINDOW AND YOU SEE RED SPARKS OFF THE LEFT HAND SIDE." ))
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The Seattle-bound jet managed to return safely to Boston's Logan Airport last night.
No one was injured, but the incident did rattle passengers' nerves.
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((PATRICK WALSH/PASSENGER:ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE IT BACK SAFELY AND THINKING ABOUT YOUR LAST PRAYERS, DID YOU TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU LEFT." ))
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Meanwhile, an Alaska Airlines spokesman says the engine never actually caught fire.
He says the captain reported a backfiring, which could have produced a flame and made a loud noise that sounded like an explosion.
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[Trash-Fire]


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An out-of-control fire at a steel plant in Maryland is sending a large plume of black smoke over Baltimore today.

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The flames can be seen for miles...
Firefighters were first notified of the two- alarm blaze at 4-30 this morning.
The fire apparently began at a mulching facility located next to the steel plant.
So far, no injuries have been reported.
Investigators still don't know exactly what sparked the blaze.
Meanwhile, fire crews have been hampered by low water pressure from the nearest hydrant.
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New data suggests a lighter-than-expected hurricane season.
But it could also mean a season for some of the most dangerous storms.
Bobbi Harley explains.
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SCRIPT
WITH CRISTOBAL -- THE THIRD TROPICAL STORM THIS YEAR -- STILL CHURNING IN THE ATLANTIC, THE NATION'S MOST WIDELY RECOGNIZED HURRICANE EXPERT
DOWNGRADED HIS PREDICTION FOR THIS SEASON --- CALLING FOR A BELOW

AVERAGE ONE WITH ONLY ONE MAJOR HURRICANE.

SOT - WILLIAM GRAY/COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY - - In the Atlantic basin

the temperatures are colder, the pressures are higher and, uhhh, the trade winds are stronger.

PLUS EL NINO HAS RETURNED --- A COMBINATION OF CONDITIONS THAT MAKE IT

DIFFICULT FOR HURRICANES TO FORM. BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN PEOPLE IN STORM-PRONE AREAS SHOULD LET DOWN THEIR GUARD UNTIL THE SEASON ENDS NOVEMBER 30TH.

SOT - DAVID NOLAN/UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI - - There's absolutely no way to

know whether or not any individual hurricane is going to be very strong and hit the United States. Of course, the calssic example is 1992 when there were very few hurricanes, we had Hurricane Andrew, which caused a tremendous amount of damage.

ONLY ONE WEATHER SYSTEM SO FAR --- TROPICAL STORM BERTHA --- HAS MADE

LANDFALL AND THAT WAS EARLIER THIS WEEK CAUSING SOME FLOODING ALONG THE U-S's GULF COAST.
BH/OC/MIAMI - LATER ON THIS MORNING, THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION WILL UPDATE THE OFFICIAL HURRICANE FORECAST
--- WITH THE SAME PREDICTIONS -- FEWER STORMS THAN ORIGINALLY EXPECTED

THIS YEAR. BH, CBS NEWS, MIAMI ))

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American Electric Power says it was not expecting the kind of growth around Smith Mountain Lake when it built the lake.
Now after months of study, the power company wants to know what residents think about any potential changes. Richard Lesko has more.
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(( There are more than 65-hundred docks on Smith Mountain Lake's 5-hundred miles of shoreline, and more are coming.
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((MIKE THACKER/AEP HYDRO SUPPORT MANAGER; WHEN AEP, FORMERLY APPALACHIAN POWER BUILT THE PROJECT BACK IN THE 50'S AND 60'S, I DON'T THINK ANYBODY ENVISIONED THE DEVELOPMENT THAT THERE IS TODAY.))
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That has many people worried about over-expansion on the lake. Now the power company wants to make all those regulations for building permits are the same from county-to county to clarify the process, and to make sure the environmental and scenic aspects of the lake aren't compromised by construction.
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((MIKE THACKER/AEP HYDRO SUPPORT MANAGER; THE IDEA IS TO PUT TOGETHER SHORELINE MANAGEMENT THAT EVERYONE AGREES TO, AND THAT EVERYBODY IS AN EQUAL PART IN. SO THAT IF YOU GO TO FRANKLIN COUNTY TO GET A PERMIT, IT'S THE SAME AS IF YOU GO TO BEDFORD TO GET A PERMIT. IF YOU COME TO AEP TO GET A PERMIT, IT'S THE SAME AS IF YOU GO ANYWHERE ELSE.))
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A-E-P is undertaking a massive survey of the types of shoreline, the boat usage, and the number of docks to determine if the laws and guidelines on construction need to be changed. Some residents were pleased the process is going on, but took exception to the preliminary data.
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((JOHN SNIDOW/LAKE RESIDENT; THEY HAD CLASSIFIED OUR AREA AS A LOW DENSITY BOATING AREA, AND WE SEE ON THE WEEKENDS THAT THE DENSITY IS SO HIGH WE DON'T GO OUT ON WEEKENDS.))
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This was the second public meeting, and the company says there will be more in the future. A-E-P hopes to have a draft of the shoreline management plan early next year. Richard Lesko, News 7.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Still to come on the newscast, Martha Stewart could have more of a mess on her hands. We'll have details.
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Also, you have probably heard of a cat burglar...
Well, we'll show you something a little more GRIZZLY.
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[11Farinacci]


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A Campbell County woman accused of killing her husband apparently was ALSO the subject of a wiretap operation in Nelson County several years ago.
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48-year-old Elizabeth Farinacci (fair-uh-NAH-chee) is charged with shooting her husband, Frank to death in February.
During a court hearing yesterday, Farinacci's lawyer said he wants to hear what's on the audiotapes from that wiretap, to see if it's relevant to the murder case.
Nelson County authorities would not say what the wiretap operation involved.
Farinacci is scheduled to stand trial later this month.
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Things are getting messier for Martha Stewart--
A member of a House investigative panel says Stewart should be subpoenaed to answer questions about her sales of ImClone shares just one day before the company's stock plummeted.
He says if Stewart doesn't respond to a request for information by August 20th, she should be FORCED to talk.
Meanwhile, former ImClone founder and C-E-O Samuel (WAk'-suhl) Waksal has been indicted on additional charges of obstruction of justice and bank fraud in connection with the insider trading allegations.
He's already facing securities fraud and perjury charges.




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A soldier who survived a helicopter crash in Afghanistan six months ago has come home to Salem for a visit.
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Matt Edwards and his buddy, Dave Huynh (win), saw the wreckage and say it's a miracle anyone survived.
Sixteen of the 24 soldiers aboard were injured. Edwards was thrown free of the chopper, so he and eight other un-injured men circled the wagons, and found they didn't have to wait long for the cavalry to arrive.
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((SPEC 4 MATT EDWARDS/101ST AIRBORNE; IT WASN'T OUT THERE IN THE 360 FOR FIVE MINUTES WHEN IT DIDN'T LOOK UP WITH MY NIGHT VISION AND I COULD SEE THREE PLANES OVERHEAD CIRCLING US. AND THEN I SEE A WALL OF HUMVEES GUYS COMING AT US AND IT'S ALL THE SPECIAL FORCES THAT ARE THERE LIKE IN NO TIME.))
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Edwards will return to Fort Campbell shortly and plans to go to Officer's Candidate School. (Win) Huynh is getting out of the service and will enroll at George Mason University in the Fall.
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The daughter of a Christiansburg police officer killed in the line of duty is getting some help for college from a new Radford University scholarship.
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Ashley Griffith is the first recipient of the Jeff Price Family Scholarship. It was created in response to September 11th. The goal is to help children directly affected by the tragedy, other terrorist attacks or those whose parents are rescue, fire, or police personnel. She starts Radford this Fall....
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((ASHLEY GRIFFITH/SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT; I'M GOING THERE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJOR AND THEN HOPE TO WORK IN THE TOWN OF CHRISTIANSBURG AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHEN I GRADUATE.))
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Ashley is following in the footsteps of her Dad - the late Officer Terry Griffith. Griffith was shot and killed in 19-94 while arresting a shoplifter.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next, Patrick Evans will have an early look at our weekend forecast,
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but first we will visit an unusual animal family that seems not to be bothered by basic instincts.
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[Digital-Television]


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The Federal Communications Commission is requiring television manufacturers to include digital tuners on all new sets by July 2007.
Commissioners voted to require manufacturers to add the tuners to all T-V sets with screens of 36 inches and larger by July 2004. The requirement for smaller sets would be phased in over the following three years.
Digital T-V offers clearer pictures and better sound.
A manufacturers trade group has said the mandate will add a couple of hundred dollars to the cost of each T-V set.

Broadcasters, eager to have consumers receive their digital signals, say it shouldn't cost any more.

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A Colorado resident is reporting an unusual break-in at his home...
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But it wasn't a person, it was a black BEAR cub that broke into Paul Deeth's home.
Upon searching the house, a ripped- open empty can of peanuts provided the evidence that a hungry bear had been there.
A home surveillance camera confirmed it.
All across Colorado, people are finding bears near their homes.
Wildlife officials say the ongoing drought is to blame.
With fewer sources of food around, bears are looking for nourishment wherever they can.
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[Cat-Rat]


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It seems a couple of cats and a rat in Thailand could give the world a lesson about living in harmony--
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Their friendly relationship comes as a surprise to the animals' owner.
Huan, the cat used to chase rats and kill them.
But that was until she found a stray baby rat in her owner's wardrobe three years ago.
For some reason, she decided that it was time to make friends with the rat, and ever since, they've been inseparable.
Huan passed her 'rat-love' onto her daughter, Pojanee and together they spend their days taking care of Jeena, the rat.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 70 points. The NASDQ has gained FOUR.

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Coming up next in sports...there are changes coming to the Petty family racing teams,
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Plus, Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville to talk with a U-V-A player who's helped keep the team on track...
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[Petty]


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One of the biggest families in the world of CART racing is joining the biggest family in Winston Cup.
Christian (Fit-uh-paul-dee) Fittipaldi will drive for Petty Enterprises next season.
Fittipaldi is the nephew of two- time Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi.
Christian will drive in a combined Busch and Winston Cup program for Petty.
If all goes as planned, the 31-year-old Brazilian would then move to NASCAR's top stock- car series full-time in 2004.


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In today's Friday Football Extra preview... the Glenvar Highlanders are looking to improve their record this season..


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Glenvar returns 18 starters this season, including 9 on offense and 9 on defense. And that's good news for first- year head coach Lee Johnson.
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The Highlanders should be battle- tested after playing numerous close games a year ago.
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Virginia's season opener kicks off in just two weeks against Colorado State. Last year the Cavaliers averaged just over 20- points a game. But senior receiver Billy McMullen helped the Cavs improve that average quite a bit. Steve Mason tells us more about how he has become a stronghold for the team.
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((he is Virginia's first all american receiver since Herman Moore in 1990 and he lead the ACC in every single receiving category last season, yet Billy McMullen works in practice as if he is fighting to make the team. It is that humility and desire to get better that makes him one of the nation's top receivers. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) McMullen wants to help out the Cavaliers in anyway he can and although he has led Uva in receiving every year of his career, catches, touchdowns and yards are not his focus in his senior campaign. ((:)) McMullen should get help from players like freshman receiver Ron Morton, a prepstar All-American who has looked sharp in practice. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))
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