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What began as a profitable Internet scam will end up costing a Lynchburg teen.
Authorities say the 19- year- old was selling equipment on E-bay that he never actually owned.
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And it took a tie- breaking vote, but President Bush will soon have a tax cut plan on his desk.
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Isolated showers continue today. What will the holiday weekend bring I'll let you know in your forecast..
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY 2-Shot]


News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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By the closest of margins, the Senate has given the thumbs up to the tax cut package.
It was the Vice President who cast the deciding vote.
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[Tax-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Americans will be paying fewer taxes soon, thanks to the latest tax cut bill approved by Congress.
Aleen Sirgany has more from Capitol Hill.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) Minority Leader;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
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IT TOOK THE VICE PRESIDENT TO CAST THE TIE BREAKING VOTE.

(NAT CHENEY 10:06:00 budget is agreed to)


THE 350-BILLION DOLLAR TAX CUT PLAN IS LESS THAN HALF THE SIZE THE PRESIDENT ORIGINALLY PROPOSED BUT SUPPORTERS SAY THE DEAL WILL HELP BOOST THE SLUGGISH ECONOMY.

(SOT) SEN. BILL FRIST/(R) MAJORITY LEADER

9:348:05 it will hire more people, it will create more jobs

(GRAPHIC)

AND IT WILL LOWER INCOME TAX RATES: FROM 38.6 TO 35, FROM 30 TO 28, AND FROM 27 TO 25.
AND IT WILL CREATE BIGGER POCKET BOOKS FOR COUPLES WITH CHILDREN. SOME FAMILIES WILL GET REBATE CHECKS OF UP TO 400 DOLLARS PER CHILD AS EARLY AS THIS SUMMER.

(GRAPHIC)


HERES WHAT THE SAVINGS PLAN WILL LOOK LIKE FOR A MARRIED COUPLE EARNING 63-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. IF THEY HAVE 2-CHILDREN, THEY WILL POCKET AN EXTRA ELEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARSIF THEY DONT HAVE CHILDREN, THEYLL GET THREE HUNDRED BUCKS BACK. DEMOCRATS SAY ITS A BAD DEAL FOR THE AVERAGE JOE AND ARGUE THE TAX CUT PLAN WAS DESIGNED TO HELP THE RICH.

(SOT) SEN. TOM DASCHLE/(D) MINORITY LEADER

9:30:10 this bill is remarkably unfair. tilted against middle class. provides no benefit to most americans.

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THE BILL NOW GOES TO THE PRESIDENTS DESK FOR HIS SIGNATURE. HES EXPECTED TO SIGN IT VERY QUICKLY. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBSNEWS, WASHINGTON. ))

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A Lynchburg teenager is headed to federal prison for his role in an Internet scam that netted him and his friends more than a hundred thousand dollars.
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19-year-old Jermal Word and two co-defendants were sentenced this morning in U-S District Court.
Authorities say Word was selling expensive camera equipment and other items on E-Bay.. equipment he never owned.
Dozens of victims around the country lost money in the scam.
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[SOT 11:05:47]
[IN Q=Mr. Word's obviously]

((RANDY RAMESEYER/ASSISTANT U. S. ATTORNEY: MR. WORD'S OBVIOUSLY VERY INTELLIGENT. WE HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH HIM AFTER HE PLED GUILTY AND HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS DOING AND HE'S VERY TALENTED, WE'RE JUST HOPING THAT WHEN HE GETS OUT HE'LL APPLY THOSE TALENTS TO A LAWFUL OCCUPATION.))
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[OUT Q=a lawful occupation.]
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Word was given a 46-month prison term and ordered to pay restitution.
21-year-old Steven P. Carter got a one-month sentence and 20-year-old Jermaine Anderson was given probation.
Carter and Anderson also must pay restitution.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A man from Christiansburg is in custody in Canada on child pornography charges. 33-year-old Aaron Tornberg was arrested and charged with two counts of child pornography, at a border crossing near Niagara Falls. Authorities say they found a computer in Tornberg's vehicle that had images of children having sex. Christiansburg police searched Tornberg's home yesterday, where officers say they found more photos and pornographic magazines.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Add another casualty to the cool, wet weather.
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Roanoke's public pools will remain closed over the Memorial Day weekend. The water temperature at the Fallon Park and Washington Park pools remains well below the minimum of 70 degrees required by the city.
Parks and Recreation officials say the cold water could present a risk of hypothermia, so the pools won't open until warm weather returns.
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[Algeria-Ear]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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As the death toll rises, the capital city of Algeria continues to dig out from the deadliest earthquake the country has seen in two decades.
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Just under 15 HUNDRED people are confirmed dead from the earthquake that rocked villages east of Algiers (AL-geers) Wednesday night.
There are reports of more than 72 HUNDRED injuries and thousands more are homeless.
Rescue crews are working day and night, searching for survivors and treating the injured.
Wednesday's earthquake measured a 6.8 on the Richter scale.
In 1980, an earthquake west of Algiers (AL-geers) measured a 7.1, killing five THOUSAND people.
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[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon says he's ready to accept the U-S backed plan for peace in the middle east.
Sharon says he's ready to accept the steps in the "road map", and that the plan will be presented to the Israeli Cabinet for approval.
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[VO-NAT]
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That comes amid more violence.
Today a bomb exploded next to an Israeli bus near a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip.
Israel says four passengers were slightly wounded.
The military wing of the militant Islamic group, Hamas has claimed responsibility.
Today's incident follows five suicide attacks in Israel and Palestinian areas earlier this week that killed 12 people.
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[SARS]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Some encouraging news from the World Health Organization.
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It's lifted the travel warning against Hong Kong and the southern Chinese province where the virus is believed to have originated.
The agency says it ended the warning because the SARS outbreaks are under control in those areas.
It does, however, still advise against non- essential travel to the Chinese capital Beijing, and to several other Chinese regions and the island of Taiwan.
SARS has infected more than eight-thousand people worldwide, and killed nearly 700.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
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Meanwhile, the illness has been traced back to the civet (SIH-viht) cat, as well as two other types of animals.
Investigators are checking to see whether they are linked to the outbreak of the virus in humans.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast, the leader for a Roanoke organization is stepping down. We'll have the details.
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Plus for the first time we will have a clear picture of what the earth looks like from the planet MARS.
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A gust of wind proved to be too much for a crane operator in Florida.
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The crane was toppled, and fell onto several cars.
The crane operator suffered only a bruised knee and a cut to his arm.
He was using the equipment to remove a four- ton dumpster from the roof of a five- story building, when the high winds came his way.
The crane fell, crushing two vehicles and damaging three others.
But officials say the strongest winds in the area at the time were not that overpowering, only about 17 miles per hour.
OSHA is investigating the accident.
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Opera Roanoke will soon be auditioning for a new leader.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Bill Krause had been executive director at the Roanoke cultural organization for more than six years. He recently left the job for a position as executive director at the Mill Pond Center for the Arts in Durham, New Hampshire.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The Center says Krause was chosen from more than 100-applicants. He'll start his new job next week. Ronald Kastner is now acting as the executive director of Opera Roanoke. He says the executive committee will most likely decide to start searching for a permanent replacement during its meeting today.

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The cost of attending community colleges in Virginia is going up.
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Yesterday the State Board for Community Colleges voted to increase tuition nearly seven dollars per credit hour.
This fall, in-state students will pay 59-dollars and 60-cents a credit.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Meanwhile a university in Lexington is enjoying a relationship with some of the community's senior citizens.
As Rachel Cannon tells us, it is a program that has benefits for everyone involved.
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(( NATS 13:26:47 "SO YOU, YOU SAY YOU DID YOUR TEST?" Ruth Woodcock and Tiffany Todd are classmates. They're students of Italian Literature at Washington and Lee University. Tiffany is a freshman. Ruth is retired.
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((RUTH WOODCOCK/KENDAL AT LEXINGTON RESIDENT; I'M REALLY ENJOYING BEING WITH THE STUDENTS THERE'S A VERY LIVELY GROUP OF STUDENTS AND WE'RE HAVING LOTS OF FUN STUDYING DANTE, MACHIAVELLIAN BUCHACCIO.))
[OUT Q=BUCACCHIO.]

As a resident of Kendal at Lexington, taking a class is just one of many activities available. The retirement community is one of a growing number of facilities around the country setting up in small college towns and building a relationship with the local university.
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((ANGELA HAMILTON/KENDAL AT LEXINGTON; IT'S DEFINITELY A MARKETING TOOL THAT'S VERY EASY TO USE BECAUSE SENIORS ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO EXPAND ON THE INTEREST THEY MAY HAVE HAD DURING THEIR WORKING CAREER OR MAYBE PICK UP A NEW INTEREST THAT MAYBE THEY JUST DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO PURSUE.))
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Kendal resident Bill Wyatt takes advantage of the W & L association because he spent his professional life there as a department head and Dean.
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((IT STIMULATES YOU INTELLECTUALLY I MEAN WE MAY BE OLD BUT WE'RE NOT DEAD YET.))
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The seniors don't get graded, take exams or hand in papers. Participation is the key.
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((TIFFANY TODD/WASHINGTON & LEE STUDENT; IT'S NICE TO HAVE THAT LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE AND THOSE OLDER, MORE MATURE VOICES IN THE CLASSROOM. ))
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((I'VE ALREADY LOOKED AT THE LIST TO SEE WHAT I MIGHT TAKE IN THE FALL.))
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At Kendal, going back to school is a success. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Lexington.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Next on news 7 at Noon Brent Watts will tell us how to add color to these grey days.
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Plus we will see what are being called the top beaches in America.
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[MARS]


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For the first time, earthlings can see what our planet looks like from MARS.
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A camera aboard NASA's Mars Global Surveyor has snapped a picture of Earth from this vantage point.
The photo also includes a view of Jupiter, and some of its larger moons, since both planets were in alignment when the picture was taken on May 8th.
The Mars Global Surveyor has been taking pictures of the Martian surface for more than six years, so the photograph of Earth was a big break from the ordinary.
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[Beach]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jen]
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The countdown to Memorial Day weekend is officially on -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Florida International University]

and while many will be home cooking out, others are escaping to start the summer season by the sea. Just in time, the Travel Channel has issued its list of top beaches in the U-S - and topping the list for best "Family Beach" is a popular Roanoker escape - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
[SUPER=03-Ocracoke Island, NC;]

Ocracoke Island in North Carolina also makes the top ten of overall beaches.
[SUPER=03-Kaua'i, HI;]

If you're wondering which beach took top surf - Kaua'i (Koo- why) in Hawaii is named best overall beach in the nation.
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[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS - 4472ESS] For a complete list of winning beaches in the U-S, go to our homepage at wdbj7.com and click on websites in the news.


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[Growin-It]


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The gloomy weather may have you down, but we have just the thing to brighten your day, or at least your garden. In today's Growin It', Brent Watts introduces us to a plant that keeps its colorful bloom all season long, regardless of the weather.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 18. The NASDAQ has gained four.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up in sports...things are looking better for Winston Cup driver Jerry Nadeau,
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[VO-NAT ]

and Anika Sorenstam tries to make the cut in the second round of the Colonial.
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[Sorenstam]


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Annika Sorenstam returns to the golf course in Fort Worth today.
Having already made history by playing golf in a men's tournament, she needs more than just a good showing today to stay in the field.
Elizabeth Sanchez is there.
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THE PRIZE ON THURSDAY WAS SIMPLY COMPETING WITH THE MEN...TODAY...ANNIKA SORENSTAM IS (WILL BE) PLAYING FOR SURVIVAL.

SOT: ANNIKA SORENSTAM

"I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE THE CUT."
TO MAKE THAT CUT AND QUALIFY FOR WEEKEND PLAY...SORENSTAM HAS TO FINISH AMONG THE TOP 70 PLAYERS AFTER TODAY'S ROUND.

SOT: JIM NANCE, CBS SPORTSCASTER


NO MATTER WHAT SORENSTAM DOES TODAY....SHE'LL CHERISH YESTERDAY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE HIGHLIGHT WAS THIS BIRDIE PUTT ON THE 13TH HOLE...BUT ALL DAY LONG...THE 32 YEAR OLD SWEDE. HELD HER OWN WITH SOME OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE WORLD.

SOT: SORENSTAM

"I WAS NERVOUS, BUT I PLAYED WELL."

(NATZ)


SORENSTAM HAD THE SUPPORT OF A HUGE GALLERY...STACKED TEN DEEP, STRAINING TO SEE HER EVERY SHOT. MANY WORE "GO ANNIKA" BUTTONS.

SOT: MOS

"I DON'T REMEMBER IT BEING THIS CROWDED WHEN TIGER WAS HERE."

SOT: (14:45:40)

"I JUST HOPE SHE MAKES THE CUT SO IT MAKES IT KIND OF FUN."
BUT DESPITE THE CROWD SUPPORT...SORENSTAM DOES HAVE HER CRITICS. SOME CALL HER APPEARANCE HERE NOTHING MORE THAN A PUBLICITY STUNT.

(STANDUP)


SORENSTAM DOESN'T TEE OFF UNTIL LATER THIS AFTERNOON. ITS A START TIME THAT COULD HURT HER...SINCE THE COURSE IS EXPECTED TO DRY OUT AND MAKE FOR TOUGH PLAYING CONDITIONS.
ELIZABETH SANCHEZ, CBS NEWS, FORT WORTH

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Jerry Nadeau has regained consciousness and is speaking again. In fact he has been eating pizza.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/May 2; :00]


This is amazing considering the horrific crash nearly three weeks ago in practice at Richmond where the 32 year old driver was critically injured May second. Nadeau sustained head, lung, rib and shoulder injuries and is having physical rehab and speech therapy.
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[S-Coke]


[ANCHOR=kim]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Qualifying for the Coke 600 was postponed yesterday due to heavy rains at the track.
Bud Pole qualifying will begin today at one.
Drivers are focused on Winston Cup's longest race.
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[SUPER=03-Concord, NC;]


Dale Earnhardt Junior enters the Coke 600 second in points, with six top five finishes and one win.
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[OUT Q=..you know"]
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[S-Cedric]


[ANCHOR=kim]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Friday Football Extra Player of the Week and William Campbell running back Cedric Peerman will play football at UVa.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/Group A Division I State Championship; :0]


Peerman, who rushed for seven touchdowns in the Generals; state championship win this season, has verbally committed to the Wahoos.
The running back still has another year of high school left, but was offered a full ride by UVa head coach Al Groh.


Peerman especially liked Groh's no nonsense attitude.
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[SUPER=01-Cedric Peerman/Verbally Commits to UVa; :04]
[SUPER=01-Brad Bradley/William Campbell Head Football Coach; :16]
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