On News 7 at Noon, Richard Burrow takes the stand in his own defense to answer charges about fraud and the D-Day Memorial.
And a Franklin County woman faces six years in prison for leaving her three-year-old daughter caged in a bunk bed.
Much of the region seeing some much needed rain showers this afternoon. Expect the to rain to continue through the remainder of the evening. We'll clear things out and warm-up for the weekend. Complete details coming up.
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
Under fire for his handling of the Catholic church sex abuse scandal, Boston Cardinal Bernard Law resigns.
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Cardinal Law became the highest-ranking church leader to step down as a result of the sex scandals.
The Vatican says his resignation was accepted by Pope John Paul after the two met this morning.
Sex abuse victims say Law did the right thing, but now they're calling for other church officials do the same.
They say Law's resignation doesn't right the wrongs in the Boston archdiocese.
Now, the auxiliary bishop who was appointed to temporarily replace him has a big job on his hands.
Richard Lennon is taking the helm at a time when the archdiocese is also facing a grand jury investigation and possible bankruptcy.
Drew Levinson has more.
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AFTER LOSING THE SUPPORT OF HIS PRIESTS AND PARISHIONERS...BOSTON
CARDINAL BERNARD LAW ULTIMATELY LOST THE SUPPORT OF THE HOLY FATHER.
POPE JOHN PAUL THE SECOND ACCEPTED LAW'S RESIGNATION FOR THE EMBATTLED
CARDINAL'S FAILURE TO DEAL WITH PRIESTS WHO WERE SEXUALLY ABUSING
(NATZ OF JOURNALISTS RUSHING FOR STATEMENT)
IN A WRITTEN STATEMENT RELEASED AT THE VATICAN...LAW BOTH APOLOGIZED AND
BEGGED FOR FORGIVENESS.
SOT: Rev. Chris Coyne/Boston Archdiocese Spokesperson
"ONE MORE MOMENT OF SADNESS, OVER THE TIMELINE OF GREAT SADNESS AND
GRIEF THAT HAS TOUCHED THE ARCHDIOCESE BEGINNING WITH THE MONUMENTAL
TRAGEDY OF THE ABUSE OF CHILDREN."
""I'M GLAD HE RESIGNED, I THINK IT'S A YEAR OR TWO LATE THOUGH."
VICTIM'S GROUPS APPLAUDED THE NEWS...AND CAN NOW LOOK TO THE FUTURE.
SOT: PAULA FORD/VICTIM'S MOTHER (06:41:17)
"I HOPE THAT THE VICTIMS OUT THERE CAN GET GOING AND TRY TO HEAL AND I
HOPE THE CHURCH WILL TRY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS."
BISHOP RICHARD LENNON..WILL REPLACE LAW FOR NOW... NAMED SPECIAL
ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE BOSTON ARCH-DIOCESE UNTIL A PERMANENT ARCHBISHOP
LAW'S RESIGNATION WILL NOT END HIS PROBLEMS...THE MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY
GENERAL IS STILL INVESTIGATING THE SEX ABUSE SCANDAL AND ALLEGATIONS
THAT LAW AND OTHER TRIED TO COVER IT UP. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, BOSTON
The man who built the National D-Day Memorial took the stand at his fraud trial this morning.
Richard Burrow defended the fundraising methods that led the U.S. attorney to bring criminal charges against him.
Burrow said he had no doubt that a two-million dollar pledge from a potential Richmond contributor was valid and genuine.
Burrow testified that cash flow was a problem in the hectic month leading up to the Memorial's dedication in June of last year.
But he said he worked with the contractors to meet the Memorial's financial obligations.
Burrow took the stand on the fifth day of his trial in Lynchburg's federal court.
A Franklin County woman who caged her three-year-old daughter in a bunk bed faces up to six years in prison.
Rosa Yopp was convicted yesterday of felony child neglect.
Her husband Charles Yopp was sentenced to a year in October.
In May, Investigators found the Yopps' three-year-old daughter caged in the bottom of a bunk bed. She couldn't talk and was malnourished.
The couple's home was littered with garbage, food, roaches and human waste.
The girl is now in foster care.
Rosa Yopp will be sentenced January 2nd.
A former Roanoke County sheriff's deputy has been convicted of possession of cocaine and a firearm.
Thirty-two-year-old Damany King was convicted yesterday in Portsmouth.
Law enforcement officials can legally carry guns, but NOT when drugs are involved.
Roanoke County Sheriff's Captain Barry Tayloe said King had been employed with the department for less than a week when was arrested July 20th.
He was fired after his arrest.
The U-S and South Korea are calling North Korea's decision to reactivate its nuclear facilities "unacceptable."
President Bush contacted the South Korean president to discuss the situation today.
Bush said he does not plan an invasion and hopes the crisis can be resolved peacefully.
North Korea's nuclear facilities have been frozen since it signed a deal with the U-S in 19-94.
Former critics are now applauding President Bush for his plan to restart smallpox vaccine immunizations.
Defense policy analyst Charles Pena thinks Bush took too long, but says the decision he finally reached is the correct one.
The President will announce the specifics of his plan during a press conference this afternoon.
John Roberts has a preview.
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(((GFX BANNER) : The first wave of vaccinations will be MANDATORY and
begin in early January - a half million U.S. troops - who could be on
the front lines of any bioweapon attack.
(GFX SECOND BANNER) Next will come VOLUNTARY vaccination of up to 10
million health care workers, first responders, police and firemen - the
first line of defense in any outbreak.
(FULL GFX) The public will have access to the vaccine two ways.
Americans can immediately ask to be inoculated with existing stocks of
the old smallpox vaccine. Or - they can wait until later next year when
new vaccine production comes on line. (END GFX) White House officials
said today - if someone really wants the vaccine in the coming weeks -
they can get it..
NARR: President Bush wrestled with the decision of who to vaccinate
for months - the reason? As infectious disease specialist Dr. Paul
Offit told Dan Rather - the smallpox vaccine CAN BE Dangerous...
SOT: Dr. Paul Offit/Philadelphia Children's Hospital
We know that if we immunize a million people .. that there will be 15
people who will siffer a severe premanent adverse outcome.. and one
person who may die from the vaccine.
NARR: The White House felt the threat of a bioterror attack from Iraq -
which is rumored to possess smallpox - or Al-Qaeda - was great enough to
chance vaccinating millions of people. But Jonathan Tucker - author of
Scourge: the once and future threat of Smallpox...says there's only
circumstantial evidence that Iraq has smallpox - and at present - the
risk far outweighs the threat.
SOT: Jonathan Tucker/US Institute of Peace
It is a potential concern.. but i dont see it as an imminent threat and
we need to weigh that against the known risks associated with mass
NARR: Critics of the White House program say since a person can be
effectively vaccinated up to three days after they've been exposed to
smallpox - there's no need to do it preventively. But President Bush
knew - politically - he had to offer the vaccine to anyone who wants
Live Out: The White House will point out that there are millions of
Americans who should NOT be inoculated - people with certain medical
conditions who could have severe reactions to the vaccine. But that
decision will likely be left up to the patient and their doctor.
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Still to come on the newscast, media executive Ted Turner upsets people with his latest comments about September 11th,
and we will see how a new technique being used in Jerusalem is offering new hope to breast cancer patients.
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Suspended Bassett High School principal and church deacon Terry Moore and his wife face new charges from a federal grand jury.
They couple was charged in June with two counts of defrauding the Saint Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Thursday the government added four counts of mail fraud, and Myra Moore was named as a "principal" in one of the counts.
The case is set for trial next month in Danville.
Doctors in Jerusalem are making progress in the fight against a leading killer of women.
As Kimberly Dozier reports, they are using heat to beat breast cancer.
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((A common killer may have met its match - a new Israeli technology uses
sniper-like accuracy to beam heat into
the heart of a breast cancer tumor - and destroy it.
(SOT Dr. Moshe Gomori, head of the MRI & Neuro-Radiology)
"It's cooked. And when it's cooked, it's no longer alive."
(show device, scanner)
There are no needles or scalpel. The breast is isolated in this device.
(woman in MRI)
Then the patient is placed inside an MRI - which scans the body, and
maps the tumor.
(SOT Dr. Moshe Gomori, head of the MRI &
"We can map out each part we want to burn."
(more of woman in MRI, doctors at computers)
The computer fires an ultrasound beam into the tumor, killing it a small
portion at a time. It takes around
two hours. The patient needs only mild sedation.
(SOT Dr. Miri Sklair-Levy)
"She might feel some pinch over the skin, or she might have a burning
(On-cam) There have been two years of test trials of the technology,
from Baltimore to Berlin. Doctors here
are confident the results will earn them FDA approval, in a couple of
(surgery file from Dozier/Hadassah 7/24/02)
Until the procedure is medically proven, doctors must follow up right
now, with a traditional lumpectomy -
the surgical removal of the lump.
(computer screen of fibroids)
The technique has been approved in Israel and Europe, to treat
non-cancerous lumps, known as fibroids, in
If its approved for breast cancer, these doctors plan to set their
sights on other tumors - in the liver,
the kidneys, even the brain. KD, CBS News, Jerusalem.))
Media mogul Ted Turner has ruffled a few feathers by comparing the fall of his personal fortune to the collapse of the World Trade Towers.
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Turner made the remarks at a United Nations news conference marking the fifth anniversary of his one-BILLION dollar gift to the U-N.
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((TED TURNER: I WENT FROM NO MONEY TO A PILE OF MONEY AS BIG AS THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. AND
THEN, JUST LIKE THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, POOF, IT WAS GONE OVERNIGHT.))
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Earlier this year, Turner enraged people by calling the perpetrators of the September 11th attacks "brave."
Last year, when AOL Time Warner stock plunged, Turner's fortune plummeted from 8-billion dollars to about 1-point-6 billion, according to some estimates.
He's now paying his donation to the U-N in installments.
The Congressional Black Caucus is calling for a formal censure of Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.
Some Democrats are even calling for Lott's resignation as majority leader for what they say are "insensitive" remarks he made about the nation's segregated past.
Former Governor Doug Wilder isn't quite ready to call for Lott to step down.
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((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR; IT'S VERY UNFORTUNATE. AS TO WHETHER HE SHOULD RESIGN, THAT'S FOR THE PRESIDENT TO DECIDE, BECAUSE IT HURTS THE PRESIDENT MORE THAN ANY OTHER THING.))
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Republican Senator George Allen says he personally condemns segregation and racial discrimination and he believes Lott feels the same way.
Allen says Lott was "careless" but he does NOT think the Mississippi lawmaker should resign.
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((SENATOR GEORGE ALLEN: NO I DON'T THINK HE SHOULD STEP DOWN, NOT FROM WHAT I KNOW. I KNOW TRENT LOTT. I KNOW HIS INTEGRITY. I KNOW HIS STANCE ON ISSUES THAT ARE RELEVANT TODAY AND I'VE SEEN NOTHING FROM MY TWO YEARS IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE WHICH WOULD CHANGE THAT.))
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A spokesman for Senator Lott said he "repudiates segregation because it is immoral.''
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Up next on the newscast, Brent Watts will have our weekend forecast.
Plus some just released videotape illustrates the danger of filling up your gas tank.
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A Texas man says his experience is a good reason not to fill your gas cans at the pump.
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This surveillance video from a gas station in last month shows 58-year-old Robert Clewis filling up gas cans at his pick-up, when static electricity ignited them.
He got away and the flames were extinguished by several other gas station patrons.
Clewis is doing well, though recovering from 3rd degree burns on both legs.
He says if not for the help of bystanders, his burns could have been fatal.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 81 points. The NASDAQ has lost 27.
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Coming up.... Four High school football games this weekend will determine the this years championship teams.....
and we will see who patches up the bull rider when the bull rides him.
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The Magna Vista Warriors will forfeit all eleven of their wins from this past football season, apparently due to a clerical error that allowed an ineligible player to take the field.
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Michael Penn, a star receiver for the team who earned all-district honors was deemed legal to play according to the school's athletic office, which indicated he enrolled in high school in 1999.
His official student record shows he actually enrolled in 1998 which put him in violation of the VHSL's semester rule.
That rule states that athletes cannot be enrolled more than 8 consecutive high school semesters.
This is currently his 9th semester.
The high school football season comes to a close this weekend with doubleheader championship games set for Richmond, Lynchburg and Harrisonburg.
In Lynchburg at 12:30 - Liberty high school will play New Kent for the division three championship, and then on that same field at four, Heritage takes on Lafayette for the division four crown.
The Minutemen and the Pioneers will be pulling for one another as they try to pull off the rare Seminole District sweep.
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Mike Stevens will preview all four of tomorrow's state championship games on Friday Football Extra as Heritage, Liberty, William Campbell and George Wythe try to capture the state title hardware.
The season-ending edition airs tonight at 11-35.
The National Finals Rodeo is underway this week in Las Vegas and by this time the cowboys are taking a beating.
A special team of doctors is waiting in the wings for the times the bull wins.
Janine Gill has the story.
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