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All eyes are again on the Sunshine State, as the sports world waits to hear results of the Big East conference meetings.
Mike Stevens will have more from Florida.
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And there's renewed concern about terrorist attacks against Americans, in the wake of bombings overseas.
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Try to enjoy the sunshine right now because it's not going to last much long. I'll have your forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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[Big-East]


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The Big East meetings are winding down in Northern Florida this afternoon, but it appears the rhetoric is just starting to get wound up. Mike Stevens more from just outside Jacksonville, Florida.
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For the first time, President Bush has spoken with Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS').
Bush reportedly emphasized the "absolute need" to end the terror attacks on Israel.
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Meanwhile, hundreds of residents in a Gaza Strip town burned tires and blocked a main road today.
They say during a five- day incursion, Israeli troops demolished more than a dozen homes, and tore up streets and water systems.
But Israeli forces are now withdrawing from the Gaza Strip, instead of launching a large scale retaliation for the series of suicide bombings that killed 12 Israelis in 48 hours.
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[Terror-Threat]


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U-S officials aren't taking any chances. They've closed the U-S embassy in Saudi Arabia for at least a few days, amid fears that more terror attacks may be imminent.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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[Walton]


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A condemned killer from Danville wants to die in the electric chair.
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25-year-old Percy Walton told the department of corrections he wants to be electrocuted.
In 1996, Walton robbed and killed three neighbors in Danville.
He's scheduled to be executed next week.
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The state gives inmates the choice between the electric chair and lethal injection.
Walton's lawyer, Jennifer Givens, said yesterday she didn't know why Walton chose the electric chair.
She says he's ..quote.. ``very mentally ill.''
She plans to ask Governor Mark Warner to grant clemency in the case.

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Five officers who have died in the line of duty in Chatham will soon be memorialized.
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Officials made the announcement during a memorial service yesterday in Chatham.
The design will feature a law enforcement star with six markers... one for each of the fallen officers and another expressing the hope that no other deputies make that final sacrifice.
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((INVEST. VIC INGRAM/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE HOPE THAT THIS MEMORIAL WILL BRING SOME COMFORT TO YOU IN KNOWING THAT WE ALSO SHARE IN YOUR LOSS. AND TO MR. WILLIAMS, MR. BRYANT, MR. PAYNE, MR. COWARD AND TO FRANKIE: MAY YOU ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED, NOT ONLY BY YOUR FAMILIES AND LOVED ONES, BUT ALSO BY THE CITIZENS WHOM YOU SERVED.))
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The memorial will cost about 30-thousand dollars to build.
Organizers hope to have it finished by next May.
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Coming up next, at least one state is banning a popular, but controversial dietary supplement.
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Also Scott Peterson's mistress now says she will testify at his murder trial...for the prosecution.
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Virgilina Elementary School in Halifax County is closing.
The school board voted 5 to 3 last night to shut it down.
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Residents of Virgilina have been fighting for more than a year to keep the school open.
In January of 2002, the school board agreed to allow residents the opportunity to raise enrollment to 120 students for the upcoming academic year.
There are currently 101 students at the school, and residents claim they have 124 students pre-registered for next year.
But last night, the school board disqualified some of those pre- registerants, and Virglinia Elementary will close at the end of the school year. The students will attend either South of Dan or Cluster Springs school next year.
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[Ephedra]


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This week, Illinois is expected to become the first state to ban the sale of products containing Ephedra.
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The ban follows the death of 16- year- old Sean Riggins, a high school football player who died of a heart attack after taking an ephedra supplement.
Riggins' father is pushing for the ban, and offers advice to other parents.
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((KEVIN RIGGINS/SON'S DEATH LINKED TO EPHEDRA: I WOULD SAY THE MESSAGE WOULD BE TO PARENTS, TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS AND FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT THEY'RE DOING BECAUSE THESE DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ARE WIDELY AVAILABLE AND THEY'RE NOT ALL SAFE AS WE HAVE FOUND OUT. ))
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Ephedra's already faced bans in college and pro sports, as well as the U-S military.
Top medical groups are pushing for a nationwide ban.
Meanwhile, ephedra lobbyists maintain the products are safe when used as instructed.
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It's the kind of news most parents DON'T want to hear--
New studies show many teenagers are sexually active, and their parents aren't aware of it.
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy says about one in five teens report having sex before their 15th birthday.
Meanwhile one in seven sexually active 14-year-old girls say they've been pregnant.
The survey also says only about a- third of parents of sexually active 14-year-olds know their child has had sex.
Another survey found that boys feel more peer pressure than girls to have sex.
Both studies cite a close link between drugs and alcohol and sexual activity in teens.

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The woman who admits to having a relationship with the husband of Laci Peterson is back in the news.
Amber Frey says she's ready to testify at Scott Peterson's murder trial, with a high- profile attorney at her side.

Hattie Kauffman reports.
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(SOT AMBER FREY ) This has been a painful and stressful time for me.



(TRACK) AMBERY FREY FACED THE CAMERAS AGAIN... FOR ONLY THE SECOND TIME

SINCE SHE STEPPED FORWARD IN JANUARY TO ACKNOWLEDGE SHE'D HAD AN AFFAIR WITH SCOTT PETERSON AT THE TIME HIS WIFE LACI DISAPPEARED..

SOT- AMBER I want to express my sympathy to Laci's family. My heart

goes out to them for the loss of their daughter and grandson.
SHE CLAIMED HE TOLD HER HE WAS SINGLE. NOW SHE'LL BE A WITNESS IN HIS MURDER TRIAL.

(SOT AMBER) I expect that I will be asked to testify in this case and I

prepare to do so.

(TRACK) SHE'S HIRED WELL KNOWN ATTORNEY GLORIA ALRED TO RESPRESENT HER.



(SOT GLORIA ALRED) This is the key time for her to have someone to come

involved to represent her and to advise her and to protect her.

(TRACK) ALLRED NOW BECOMES THE SECOND MEDIA SAVVY LAWYER TO JOIN THE

CASE. MARK GERAGOS IS DEFENDING SCOTT PETERSON. HIS MOST RECENT CLIENT: WINONA RYDER. ALLRED'S PAST CLIENTS INCLUDE BRENDA VAN DAM, WHOSE DAUGHTER DANIELLE WAS KIDNAPPED AND MURDERED... AND DENISE BROWN, THE SISTER OF OJ SIMPSONS MURDERED WIFE NICOLE.

(SOT-LAURIE LEVENSON) I think bringing Gloriea Alred in ratchets up

everything in this case, whether it be the media coverage or the nature of the fight in the case.

(SOT-HATTIE REVERSE) It doesn't mean that Amber Frey is now a suspect?

It does not.

(SOT LAURIE LEVENSON) She remains a witness, no one should read the

hiring of Gloria Alred as saying Ms. Frey is now going to be a defendent in this case.

(TRACK) BUT IT DOES MEAN A CASE THAT'S ALREADY SATURATED THE AIRWAVES

WILL GET EVEN MORE MEDIA ATTENTION. MEANWHILE FOR THE FOURTH DAY IN A ROW DIVERS SEARCHED THE WATERS NEAR WHERE THE BODIES OF LACI AND HER UNBORN SON WASHED UP LAST MONTH... THE SAME AREA WHERE SCOTT HAD CLAIMED HE WENT FISHING THE MORNING LACI DISAPPEARED. FOR THE EARLY SHOW, HK, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES. ))
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Coming up after the break, Leo tells us not to get used to the sunshine.
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Also we will have a preview of tomorrow night's A-C-M awards show.
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The biggest names in country music are out in the desert.
Shania Twain, George Strait, and Alan Jackson are among the stars preparing for tomorrow night's Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas.
Harry Chapman has more.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 12 points. The NASDAQ has gained two.
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Coming up next, a local basketball star learns to deal with the attention following a big year in college.
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Then following that, a man from Montgomery County gets his 15 seconds of fame on the Late Show with David Letterman.
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The ACC will stage its annual baseball tournament in Salem for the very first time this week.
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Yesterday afternoon Cave Spring alum Tyler Lumsden and his Clemson Tiger teammates worked out at William Byrd, in preparation for Wednesday's opener against North Carolina.
Lumsden is 8 and 1 heading into this week's tournament, where his family and friends probably won't see him pitch until Clemson's second game, which would be Thursday at 5pm.
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The Roanoke Valley Sports Club held its monthly meeting last night at the Salem Civic Center.
The club's featured speaker was Duke rising sophomore guard and former Cave Spring star J-J Redick.
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A near capacity crowd was on hand to listen to the Devils' second leading scorer this past season, who touched on a variety of subjects.
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While Redick is mentioned as one of the top returning players in the country for next season, he is hardly comfortable with the stardom that comes with the hype.
J-J spoke honestly and openly about the situation a week after school ended, in which he was in a room where other students were using marijuana.
Although he was cleared in the incident, Redick learned a tremendous lesson.
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Donald Trump was on Letterman last night and he had to leave his home in Shawsville to be there.
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THIS Donald Trump was flown up to New York City to appear on David Letterman, along with nine other regular people who share the names of the rich and famous.
The group had the honor of giving last night's Top Ten list, and Trump was the first to get the laughs.
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While the wealthier Donald Trump builds developments for the rich, the local Trump has helped build more than a dozen homes for those who lost possessions in natural disasters.
For the last decade, Trump has volunteered with the American Red Cross and the Church of the Brethren.
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