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Patrick Henry High School was temporarily on lockdown this morning after reports of gunfire in the woods behind the school.
Rachel Cannon checks in live, with the latest.
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And the news is NOT encouraging for the family of a nine- year- old girl who fell down an embankment near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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The severe weather threat is gone but the gusty winds are here. I'll have your windy forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Students are back to their regular schedule at Patrick henry High School after a scare this morning. The campus was placed on lockdown for over an hour.
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News 7's Rachel Cannon is on the campus and joins us with more.
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((ROLLCUE:..the property on foot.))
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The family of a Roanoke girl injured on the Parkway says there's no hope she'll recover.
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Tessa Milliner is in critical condition with head injuries after slipping more than 30-feet down an embankment along the Roanoke River yesterday. The nine year old's great grandmother, Mildred Wiseman, says Tessa was hiking with her mother and several other relatives when she leaned over to look at something and the ground gave way.
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((STEVE BUXTON/PARK RANGER: WE'RE NOT ONE HUNDRED PERCENT SURE BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE SHE LOST HER FOOTING. IT WAS MORE OF A SLIDE THAN AN ACTUAL FALL.))
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The girl was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and then transferred to UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville. Wiseman says Tessa underwent surgery this morning to relieve pressure on her brain, but that doctors have told the family there's no chance she'll heal.
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Roanoke City Council has approved a new budget, but not without criticism for increases in some taxes, fees and council member's pay.
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Members of city council sat down to approve the 204- million dollar spending plan that they finalized during budget work sessions last week.
Council member Linda Wyatt tried to eliminate a pay raise for council members and the mayor, but fell a vote short.
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((DUANE HOWARD/ROANOKE RESIDENT: HOW DOES IT COME ACROSS TO THE VIEWING PUBLIC, THAT ALL OF THESE TAXES AND BURDENS, MORE FEES TO GO TO THE LIBRARY, PARKING, OUR INCREASE IN THE TELEPHONE BILL TAX AND THEY GO AND VOTE ON A PAY RAISE.)) ((BILL CARDER/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WE ARE NOT VOTING A RAISE FOR OURSELVES. WE'RE VOTING IT FOR THE NEXT COUNCIL. THAT'S WHAT THE STATUTE STATES. WE'RE NOT VOTING OURSELVES ONE.))
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Carder also defended the city manager's plan to leave vacant six positions in the Fire/EMS Department. Council members reinstated those positions during last week's budget work session, and today Carder's motion to cut the funding received no support.

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A Texas woman is on suicide watch after authorities say she confessed to killing two of her children over the weekend.
A third child is in critical condition.
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Police say 38- year- old Deanna Laney called 9-1-1 early Saturday and told a dispatcher that she'd killed her boys.
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((J.B. SMITH/SMITH CO. SHERIFF: WELL, THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE ORDEAL WHEN SHE JUST CALLED 911 AT ABOUT 1 AM, SHE WAS VERY CALM. AS A MATTER OF FACT, HER VOICE SOUNDED LIKE A LITTLE GIRL. THERE WAS NO EMOTION IN IT. IT SOUNDED ALMOST LIKE AN 18-YEAR-OLD WHO WAS CALLING FOR A PIZZA DELIVERY. ))
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When deputies arrived, they found the bodies of eight- year- old Joshua and six- year- old Luke on the front lawn covered with rocks.
Laney's other son, 14- month- old Aaron was found in his crib, with a pillow over his face.
Laney's been charged with capital murder and is being held on three million dollars' bail.
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A suicide bombing has left at least 30 people dead and injured more than 100 in northern Chechnya.
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Two suicide bombers drove a truck loaded with explosives into a government building, casting a shadow over the Kremlin's claims that life is returning to normal after three- and- a- half years of war.
But Russian leader Vladimir Putin says the bombing will NOT derail peace plans for the region.
Putin has ordered a full investigation.
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The scenario goes like this..
A dirty bomb detonates in Seattle, just as a biological agent is unleashed in Chicago.
It's all part of a week- long Homeland Security exercise in those cities that begins today.
Fema Director Michael Brown is supervising it.
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((MICHAEL BROWN/FEMA DIRECTOR: THE CITIES HAVE LOTS OF WARNING BECAUSE BOTH SEATTLE AND CHICAGO HAVE BEEN TOLD WHAT'S GOING ON. SO WE HAVE A BALANCE BETWEEN SURPRISE... EVERYONE KNOWS THAT WE'LL HAVE A SIMULATED DIRTY BOMB AND A SIMULATED BIOTERRORIST ATTACK, BUT EVEN THOUGH THEY KNOW ALL OF THOSE BASICS, WE HAVE A FEW SURPRISES BUILT IN BOTH CITIES JUST TO REALLY TRY TO PUSH THE ENVELOPE AND TEST OUR RESPONSE CAPABILITIES. ))
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Thousands of people at the federal, state, and local levels will be involved in the drill, which will cost around 16- million dollars.

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It's a "difficult work in progress."
That's how Secretary of State Colin Powell describes the U-S road map to peace in the Middle East.
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Powell has held what he calls "useful and productive" talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (moo- BAR- ick).
He adds that Israelis and Palestinians have to confront their differences over the U-S -backed plan, as well as find some common ground.
And the time to do it is now.
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((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE:WE NEED TO SEIZE THIS MOMENT OF OPPORTUNITY THAT WE HAVE IN THE REGION WITH THE END OF THE REGIME OF SADDAM HUSSEIN, AND THAT THE PRESIDENT'S NEW COMMITMENT, DETERMINED COMMITMENT TO MOVE THE PEACE PROCESS FORWARD IN THE AREA.))
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Peace talks come amid new violence, which prompted Israel to reinstate a Palestinian travel ban in the Gaza Strip.
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Coming up after the break, we'll speak to a local novelist about her new book for the preteen market.
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Also we'll see how some midwest residents are coping after one on the worst week's ever for tornadoes.
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Uncovering a family secret may sound like a plot from a soap opera, but in this case, it's the storyline of a new children's book by a local author.
Nancy Ruth Patterson is an author who lives here in Roanoke.
She joins us now to talk about her new book, "A Simple Gift."
Good Afternoon, Nancy.

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(As we mentioned earlier, your latest book involves a family secret. But this time, it's a little girl who learn the s

ecret.. Give us a little synopsis of the story...)

(It's interesting that the main character, Carrie, has a mother who's a children's author... Is this book based on your

family, by any chance?)

(It seems to have the timeless "fish out of water" theme, with the little girl leaving New York City and visiting a sma

ll town in North Carolina...)

(Is this similar at all to your other two children's books?)



(What age group will this book appeal to?)



(How long have you been writing...and how is writing a children's book different from writing for older readers?)



(Can people find the book in local stores?)



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Thanks so much for stopping by today, Nancy.
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll see how one town was able to trim the fat.
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Plus in Sports, there's is bad news for the Dallas Cowboys as a promising young player dies in an Arlington hospital.


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So far, May has NOT been kind to the nation's mid- section.
Nearly 400 tornadoes have been reported since the beginning of the month. But forecasters say the weather pattern is finally calming down.
Now the real work-- recovery-- can begin.
Jim Acosta reports.
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(nats sot-Jim & Melody) "We could hear it and we just waited till it

came and then it was right over us. "
MELODY MONTGOMERY AND HER FAMILY DID WHAT PEOPLE IN TORNADO COUNTRY ARE TRAINED TO DO. THEY RAN TO THE BASEMENT AND HUNKERED DOWN AS A PAIR OF TWISTERS RIPPED HER HOME OFF ITS FOUNDATION.

(SOT/Melody Montgomery, Tornado Survivor,) "We've lived here for 13

years. It's always gone around us. "But this one came right at you." "Yeah..."
MELODY AND COUNTLESS OTHERS HERE SPENT THEIR MOTHER'S DAY STARTING OVER. THE TORNADO THAT ROARED THROUGH THIS SMALL ILLINOIS COMMUNITY DEMOLISHED DOZENS OF HOMES, DOWNING POWER LINES, AND SNAPPING TREES. AS MANY AS A 100 PEOPLE WERE HURT. BUT SOMEHOW EVERYBODY HERE SURVIVED.

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"I threw my daughter in the bathtub I started to gather my pets and the next thing you know you hear it coming through I just jumped on top of her and we hung on for dear life."

(STANDUP: Jim Acosta, CBS News)

"So far, the storm damage is estimated at 325 million dollars across 4 states. And this wicked tornado season is not over yet."
THIS TWISTER WAS PART OF A POWERFUL STORM SYSTEM THAT SWEPTED ACROSS THE MIDWEST AND HEADED EAST. THE STORM HAMMERED PARTS OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY WITH WIND SPEEDS OF 150-MILES PER HOUR. MORE THAN 384 TWISTERS HAVE BEEN REPORTED ACROSS THE MIDWEST SINCE THE START OF MAY. THE HEARTLAND HAS HAD IT.
"Jim: did you ever think you would spend mother's day like this? No. I'll never forget this one."
NOT LIKE THIS AND WITH ANY LUCK NOT EVER AGAIN. JIM ACOSTA CBS NEWS SOUTH PEKIN ILLIINOIS. ))

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 88 points. The NASDAQ has gained 20.

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Coming up in sports, a major leaguer hits a big milestone.
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Plus Governor Mark Warner is preparing to hit the courts in Roanoke.
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Dallas Cowboys running back Ennis Haywood has died.
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Haywood was taken to the hospital early Saturday after waking up feeling ill.
He was placed on life support, but died yesterday afternoon.
Haywood participated in the Cowboys' three day minicamp last week, and was expected to compete for a roster spot at halfback.
Haywood was on the Cowboys' practice squad last season.
An autopsy will be performed.
He was 23 years old.
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And while it's not the NBA, the Roanoke Dazzle and head coach Kent Davison will participate in the Governors Commerce cup tonight at Hidden Valley High School.
The celebrity basketball game will feature Governor Mark Warner and local business people in the Roanoke Valley, capping off Business Appreciation Week.
Coach Davison is looking forward to the chance to plot x's and o's with the Governor.
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Davison continues to involve the Roanoke community with the Dazzle family, and feels coaching in this game will hopefully bring the NBDL and the Star City closer together.
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The game gets underway tonight at 6 o'clock.

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Mother's Day is a traditional holiday for Nascar, so there was no on- track action on Sunday,
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but the drivers certainly welcomed the break.
They took time to honor their own moms, as well as those who make the trek each and every week from city to city, living out of the infield and garage.
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A Texas Ranger has joined some elite company in the major leagues.
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Rafael Palmeiro clubbed his 500th career homer yesterday afternoon in Texas, becoming just the 19th player to join the elite club, which includes Sammy Sosa who hit his 500th EARLIER this season.
Palmeiro's historic hit was a three run homer off the Indians' Dave Elder, helping the Rangers to a 17-10 win.

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It may feel like the weight of the WORLD is off the shoulders of residents in Madelia (mah-DEE-lee-uh), Minnesot

a.
That's because hundreds of people took part in a 10- week community diet.
All together, they lost more than 23- hundred pounds.
Only 100 people were expected to join the "Fight the Fat" program.
But more than 250 people -- plus one overweight dog -- ended up taking part.
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