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A Blacksburg man is behind bars in Washington State on trespassing charges.
But it's ANOTHER discovery that has police puzzled.
Details, coming up.
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And Afghanistan is rocked by an assasination attempt on his president-- AND a car bomb explosion.


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and we're seeing a beautiful sunny day with low humidity....I'll have your dry extended forecast.....
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Plus we'll speak live with actor Richard Thomas.
News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Not one, but TWO major incidents of violence in today Afghanistan --
A car bomb has reportedly killed nearly two dozen people--


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Good afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom
The latest incident was an apparent assassination attempt on Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Authorities say security guard fired at Karzai's car as it left the governor's mansion in Kandahar.
The governor was injured, and three people were killed.
Karzai, meanwhile, survived the incident.
Earlier today in Kabul, a huge car bomb exploded near a crowded market.
As many as 22- people were killed.
Lara Logan has the story.
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Disaster was AVERTED in Israel today--
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Police safely detonated a huge bomb that was driven into Northern Israel from the West Bank.
The 13- hundred- pound devide containing fuel and metal fragments was found inside a van.
Authorities are still searching for the driver, who abandoned the vehicle during a chase.
Israel's foreign minister says "it's a miracle" the bomb was safely detonated, because it had the potential of killing many people.
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A new lawsuit claims Iraq has sponsored terrorists for a decade to avenge its defeat in the Gulf War.
The suit was filed in New York, on behalf of 14- hundred September eleventh victims and their families.
It seeks more than a trillion dollars in damages.
The suit alleges that Iraqi officials knew in advance that Osama bin Laden was targeting New York City and the Pentagon.



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A man from Blacksburg is under arrest in Washington State. Mikhail Sharov is being held on trespassing charges, but police say they found a disturbing stash in a bunker-- diagrams of power plants and potentially explosive materials.
Alison Starling reports.
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That was Alison Starling reporting.
Sharov is in jail on trespassing in Aberdeen. He is expected to be sentenced sometime today. As far as the books, the expensive tools and equipment police found, Sharov told them they could keep it because he wants nothing to do with it.

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Sharov was in the news in this area two years ago.
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In August of 2000, he was reported missing and then found safe at Roanoke Regional Airport after hiking there from Blacksburg.
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Authorities mounted another search in early 2001.
That's when he was seen leaving Blacksburg for Fort Bragg North Carolina.
He never arrived for military duty and was listed as AWOL.
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Authorities say the Roanoke man who shot and killed Daryll Wayne Waller will not face charges in the incident.
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Police say 62-year old Paul McCoy admitted shooting a man who barged into his Aspen Street home on May 17th.
Police say Waller threatened McCoy and a woman who was living inside McCoy's house.
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McCoy shot Waller once in the stomach... he later died.
Prosecutors believe McCoy acted on the belief that he and the woman were in immediate danger and that criminal charges are not justified.

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Evangelist Franklin Graham will bring his ministry to the region next spring.
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[Take Pinnacle Page 100 FULL]
Graham has accepted an invitation for a three day event to be held May second through the fourth next year.
The Southwest Virginia Festival will be held at the Salem Stadium and is sponsored by a many churches in the region.

Franklin Graham is president and C-E-O of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association which was established by his father.
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A Senate committee in Canada is recommending the government legalize the use of marijuana among adults.
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A report for the panel says marijuana should be regulated the same way as alcohol.
It also recommends that criminal records for possession of pot be erased.
But any move to adopt the plan is likely to anger U-S officials, who have made it clear that the U-S opposes any legalization of cannibis on its doorstep.
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Marijuana possession is currently illegal in Canada, except for some medical patients.
Anti-drug groups in the U-S say loosening Canadian drug laws would increase access to illegal drugs here.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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actor Richard Thomas will join us live to discuss his new book about Miracles.
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[Richard-Thomas]


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He'll forever be known as "John Boy" from the '70s family series, "The Waltons."
But these days, Emmy-winning actor Richard Thomas is turning his attention UPWARD--
He hosts the television series, "It's a Miracle" which features inspirational stories that happen in people's everyday lives.
Thomas joins us now via satellite.
Good afternoon, Richard.

[SUPER=01-Richard Thomas/"It's a Miracle" Host;]



(Has this show helped you re- invent yourself a bit-- even though you're so linked to the role on "The Waltons"?)



(Tell us about the new book that's out now, based on the show-- These are stories that you picked out?)



(Some of these entries have really interesting titles-- like "Wrong Number Marriage" and "Prom Night Prognosis" to name

a couple....Do you have a favorite story?)

(And some of these stories don't even deal with humans-- there are several animal miracles in here..)



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Thanks so much for joining us today, Richard.
And good luck with the new book and the show... [Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next, Leo will give us a look at the weekend forecast,
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but first we will tell you why a Roanoke NASCAR fan may have a million reasons to pull against his favorite driver in this weekend's race.
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A Roanoke man has a million reasons to attend the Winston Cup race this weekend and that's NO BULL. He can become a rich man if the right person wins. Teresa Hamilton has more.
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((I DIDN'T HAVE IT WHEN I WENT AND IF I COME BACK WITHOUT IT, I'LL BE JUST AS HAPPY.)) [RUNS05]
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Tommy Medley is hoping Saturday night's NASCAR race in Richmond will make he and his family millionaires. Last November-- his wife entered his name into the Winston "No Bull Five" sweepstakes. Several months later-- the phone rang notifying the family their entry was one of several selected.
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((I DIDN'T THINK WE HAD A CHANCE TO WIN IT BECAUSE WE DON'T EVER WIN ANYTHING.)) [runs06]
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Before this Saturday's race-- Tommy and the other contestants will be matched up with one of five NASCAR drivers. If the driver he's paired with should cruise into victory lane-- then Tommy and his wife Rita will claim the million dollar prize.
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Tommy is a Dale Earnhardt Junior fan-- But this Saturday-- he's hoping to be paired with Rusty Wallace.
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((BECAUSE HIS TRACK RECORD AT RICHMOND IS REAL GOOD HE'S A GREAT SHORT TRACK RACER AND I'VE ALWAYS LIKED RUSTY PERSONALLY BECAUSE HE WAS GREAT FRIENDS WITH DALE EARNHARDT.)) [runs08]
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If the Medleys win-- they do have a few plans. They plan to pay off their new house-- maybe buy a new vehicle and put the rest in the bank. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 105 points. The NASDAQ has dropped 32.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up following sports, we will see who is America's next pop idol,
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And one Nascar driver takes his momentum to the greens for a charity golf event at the Homestead...
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The Roanoke Express held a Memorial Prayer service last night for Terrence Tootoo, the player who died last week.

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About a thousand fans came out to the Roanoke Civic Center to pay their respects to Terrence and celebrate his 22- years of life. A 20- foot cloth was laid out for fans to sign their names and offer words of encouragement and remorse for the tragedy. There was also a collage of pictures of the center.
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Fans were also touched by Tootoo's life. He was the biggest community contributor on the team and touched the lives of many children.
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One Nascar driver traded in his keys for golf clubs yesterday.
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Rick Mast held his ninth annual Charity golf classic at the Homestead yesterday. Proceeds go to the Rockbridge Area Free Clinic. His celebrity class this year for the captain's choice event included Winston Cup star Ken Schrader and former Washington Redskin great Joe Washington. Both used their talents in different ways.
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Mast is hoping to raise 80-thousand dollars from the event, money that's stretched when used to help people at the clinic.
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The Virginia Cavaliers are playing another top- 25 team this weekend, taking on 22nd ranked South Carolina on Saturday.
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(Kway-koo) Kwakou Robinson is one of 10- to- 12 freshman Al Groh has thrown to the fire. The young guys chalk up a rough OH- and- 2 start to experience.
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And finally this afternoon--
There's a new pop star in the making-- and she's already an "American Idol".
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((THE WINNER OF AMERICAN IDOL 2002 IS KELLY CLARKSON."))
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Clarkson, a 20- year- old Texas native, beat out Justin Guarini of Pennsylania in last night's final competition.


The vote was split 58 to 42- percent.
More than 100- million votes were tallied.
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Clarkson's won a one- million- dollar recording contract.
Her first single, "A Moment Like This" will be released September 17th.
The top 10 "American Idol" finalists are touring together, beginning October eighth in San Diego.
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