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Authorities say they wire- tapped conversations between accused murderer Scott Peterson and his mistress.
Peterson- who's accused of killing his wife Laci and their unborn son-- is making a court appearance today.
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And some encouraging news about the health of Winston Cup driver Jerry Nadeau.





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Rain has moved back in after a sunny Memorial day. How long will it last. I'll let you know in the forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Search warrants and wire tapping--
Just a couple of issues that'll likely surface at today's pre- trial hearing for accused killer Scott Peterson.
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[Peterson]


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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
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Scott Peterson is back in a California courtroom today, as more questions emerge about the contact he had with his mistress, Amber Frey.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Modesto, CA;]
[SUPER=01-Beth Karas/Court TV Reporter;]
[SUPER=01-Gloria Allred/Amber Frey's Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=Gallegus, CBS News, Modesto, CA.]

(( SCOTT PETERSON'S CONTACT WITH AMBER FREY ...HIS MISTRESS COULD BE ONE OF THE KEY ISSUES AT TODAY'S HEARING FOR THE ACCUSED WIFE AND CHILD KILLER.
COURT DOCUMENTS FILED LAST WEEK REVEAL PETERSON CALLED HIS EX-GIRL FRIEND AS THE SEARCH FOR HIS WIFE LACI CONTINUED. AUTHORITES APPARENTLY WIRE TAPED THOSE CALLS.
SOME UNCONFIRMED PUBLISHED REPORTS SAY PETERSON ACTUALLY TOLD FREY....HE KNOWS WHO KILLED HIS WIFE.

SOT: BETH KARAS/COURT TV REPORTER

"IF THAT'S TRUE, IT'S PRETTY DAMAGING, TRYING TO DEFLECT ATTENTION AWAY FROM HIMSELF, "I DIDN'T DO IT BUT I HAVE AN IDEA WHO DID."
FREY'S ATTORNEY ADMITS THERE'S BEEN CONTACT BETWEEN FREY AND PETERSON, BUT WILL NOT CONFIRM WHEN OR HOW IT WAS MADE.

SOT: GLORIA ALLRED/AMBER FREY'S ATTORNEY

"BUT I WILL SAY THIS, MY GUESS IS THAT THE DEFENSE IS NOT GOING TO BE HAPPY WITH SCOTT PETERSON'S EFFORTS TO REACH OUT TO AMBER WHEN HE HAS.."
COURT DOCUMENTS SHOW THAT THE WIRETAPS ALSO RECORDED CALLS BETWEEN PETERSON AND HIS LAWYERS. THOSE CONVERSATIONS ARE CONSIDERED PRIVATE AND COULD BE GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL IF PROSECUTORS OBTAINED PRIVILEGED INFORMATION.. PROSECUTORS SAY THEY MONITORED ONLY PORTIONS OF THE CALLS AND DID NOT OBTAIN ANY SUBSTANTIVE INFORMATION.

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ANOTHER ISSUE THAT COULD COME UP TODAY...THE DEFENSE MOTION TO MOVE THE TRIAL ))

[Walton]


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The Supreme Court may have the last word in deciding if tomorrow night's execution of Percy Walton will happen.
A federal appeals court has upheld a stay for the triple-murderer.
His lawyer contends Walton is mentally retarded.
A spokesman for Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says Kilgore will ask the Supreme Court to overturn the stay.
Last year justices said it was unconstitutional to execute a retarded person.
But they left it up to the states to determine who is and who isn't retarded.
Walton has chosen to die by electrocution for the 1996 killings of three Danville neighbors.

[Nadeau]


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Winston Cup driver Jerry Nadeau was released from a Richmond hospital yesterday.
A spokeswoman for the V-C-U Medical Center says Nadeau was transferred to a Rehabilitation Institute in Charlotte.
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He was admitted May second following an accident during a practice session at the Richmond International Raceway.
Nadeau suffered a moderate to severe head injury, a broken shoulder blade, and lung and rib injuries.
Doctors say he is improving daily, and is on an excellenct recovery path.
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The danger continues for U-S troops in Iraq.
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Two American soldiers and two attackers were killed today in a firefight in the town of Fallujah.
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((DAVID CONNELLY/U.S. PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER: I CAN TELL YOU THAT U.S. SOLDIERS RESPONDED WITH BRADLEY FIGHTING VEHICLES. INITIAL REPORTS SAY THAT THEY KILLED TWO OF THE ATTACKERS AND CAPTURED SIX OTHERS. IN INITIAL REPORTS IT LOOKS LIKE THE FIRING THEY RECEIVED CAME FROM A MOSQUE.))
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[OUT Q=came from a mosque.]
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U-S officials say using a religious site as cover for military purposes violates the Law of War.
Meanwhile, two other Americans died today in accidents.
Yesterday an American soldier was killed and three others were injured when a Humvee ran over a land-mine in Baghdad.

In a separate incident, gunmen ambushed a U-S military convoy, killing an American soldier and wounding another.
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[Williams]


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Meanwhile, American sailor Dwayne Williams survived the combat in Iraq, but didn't live through the trip home.
The petty officer fell off the deck of the U-S-S Nassau while trying to catch a football.
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Navy officials have ended the search for Williams.
His mother says at first, it was hard to believe how he died, but she's now satisfied that the crew did everything they could to find him.
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((BETTY WILLIAMS/SAILOR'S MOTHER: HE WAS A VERY NICE, HUMBLE, HE WASN'T A VERY ROWDY PERSON, VERY HUMBLE. I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE HE'S GONE.IT'S JUST A SHOCK TO ME.))
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Dwayne Williams served in the Navy for four years.

[11Saudi-Bombing]


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We often hear about terrorist attacks in what seems like far away lands.
But for one Salem native, bombings in Saudi Arabia made for a difficult decision.
Justin McLeod explains.
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((((NAT SOUND OF LISA READING EMAIL))
Lisa Azar spends a lot of time in front of the computer these days.
It is one way she stays in touch with her husband who remains in Saudi Arabia, their home for the last six years.
It is also the place that was recently struck by terrorists. [21:38:14]
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((LISA AZAR: IT WAS ABOUT NINE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING WHEN I FIRST HEARD THE NEWS AND IT WAS VERY FRIGHTENING.)) [Runs06]
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It was also frightening to look at in person.
Lisa's husband was in Riyahd on business when terrorists bomb blew up three housing compounds.
The blasts killed 41 people including several Americans.
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((LISA AZAR: HE SAID IT WAS AWFUL THIS WAS LIKE A WAR ZONE, PEOPLE WERE WALKING IN A DAZE. I GUESS THEY COULDN'T BELIEVE IT EITHER, WE NEVER THOUGHT A COMPOUND WOULD, ESPECIALLY THAT KIND OF COMPOUND WOULD BE HIT.)) [Runs10]
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Lisa felt she and her kids were safe since their compound was located several hundred miles away from Riyadh.
But then the rumors started.
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((LISA AZAR: THE GUARDS WERE SAYING OUR COMPOUND IS GOING TO BE HIT WITHIN 12 HOURS SO FINALLY OUR HUSBAND SAID IT'S NOT WORTH IT.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=not worth it]


And with that Lisa and their three kids fled Saudi Arabia for America.
They're now staying with her parents in Salem. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF BASEBALL))
It is unclear if they'll ever return to Saudi Arabia.
That's because the family was scheduled to move to Riyahd but the bombings there have forced them to rethink their future.
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((LISA AZAR: IT IS A DIFFICULT DECISION. ON THE ONE HAND IT IS EXCELLENT SCHOOL AND ALL THEIR FRIENDS BUT YET I HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THEIR SAFETY, IT IS REALLY HARD.)) [Runs12]
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IT IS ALSO HARD BECAUSE HER HUSBAND CONTINUES TO WORK IN SAUDI ARABIA. HE'LL BE BACK IN THE STATES IN JULY AND THE FAMILY WILL THEN DECIDE WHETHER THEY'LL RETURN AND LIVE IN RIYADH. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))

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When News 7 at Noon continues, we'll hear about a program that is designed to protect the state's older residents from crime.
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Also authorities are trying to determine if a 19 month old child was the victim of foul play at the hands of her grandmother.
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Divers are headed back to a river in Idaho, searching for 19- month- old Acacia (ah-SAY-sha) Bishop.
Authorities believe the little girl was kidnapped by her grandmother, who's now in custody.
She told police that she lost control of the toddler while they were at the river.
Meanwhile, a hearing is scheduled for the woman today.
Fields Moseley reports.
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That was Fields Moseley reporting.

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Danville leaders admit they need to let city residents know what goes on behind closed doors.
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In the past two years, city council has had to fill two vacancies on council.
Both were decided in closed session.
For the first one, members appointed the runner-up from the previous election.
Council however did not do that for the second opening and appointed its own choice.
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((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE'S MAYOR: AS A RESULT THE PUBLIC WAS QUESTIONING IN SOME WAYS HOW WE WERE GOING ABOUT FILLING THOSE VACANCIES AND WANTED TO PLAY A ROLE IN THE ACTUAL DETERMINATION OF WHO MAY GO INTO THE SEATS.))
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Mayor Hamlin appointed a citizen's committee to come up with a recommendation.
That report recommends council fill future vacancies in open session to give the public the chance to ask questions of the candidates.
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Older Virginians are more likely to become victims of crime.
Now there's a state program designed to change that.
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The program called "Protect and Respect" offers personal safety training to the one-point-four million Virginians aged 55 or older.
State officials say the elderly are viewed as easy targets by criminals.
And that seniors are disproportionately represented in crime statistics.
The seminars will include practical tips on how to recognize fraud and scam artists, what to do in a fire and how to stay safe behind the wheel.
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((JOHN MARSHALL/SECRETARY OF PUBLIC SAFETY: WE'RE GOING TO BE LEARNING FROM OUR SENIOR CITIZENS IN THIS PROCESS, WHAT THEIR NEEDS ARE AS WELL AS COMMUNICATING TO THEM TIPS FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL SAFETY.))
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State officials say the goal of the program is to reduce the number of crimes committed against senior citizens.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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a famed explorer returns to the pinnacle of his success.
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[Greenway]


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Students from across the area got a break from the classroom today.
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Patrick Henry High School was the site of a hands-on demonstration for students exploring careers in the road construction industry.
Students had the opportunity to get up close to some of the industry's very latest high-tech machinery, including a computer simluated bulldozer that puts students in the driver's seat.
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((ALAN SOLTIS/VP LANFORD BROS.: ONCE THEY GRADUATE AND HAVE A CHANCE TO GET OUT IN THE BUSINESS WORLD, WE WANT THEM TO KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING GOOD CORPORATE CITIZENS, WHICH IS WHY WE'RE DOING IT HERE AT THE SITE OF THE MURRAY RUN GREENWAY, WHICH WE AS THE VIRGINIA ROAD BUILDERS BUILT A SECTION OF HERE THIS PAST YEAR.))
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The Murray Run Greenway was built for free by members of the Virginia Road and Transportation Builders Association which sponsored today's event with the department of transportation.

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He conquered Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain 50 years ago.
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Now a week- long celebration is under way in Nepal, marking the accomplishment of Sir Edmund Hilary.
Now 83 years old, Hilary and his wife led a procession through Katmandu.
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[IN Q=We tsay thanks...]

((EDMUND HILARY/LEGENDARY MOUNTAIN CLIMBER:. WE SAY THANKS TO NEPAL FOR ITS WARMTH AND GENEROSITY.))
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Hilary and the late Tenzing Norgay were the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest in that 1953 climb, which was 29- thousand-35 feet up.
Meanwhile, more than 13- hundred climbers have scaled the summit over the past 50 years.
Two- thirds of them are believed to still be alive.
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Coming up... after a quick break,
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we'll look at the latest horse who has a shot at entering racing royalty.
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[Funny-Cide]


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After victories in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, a New York gelding named "Funny Cide" is on the verge of becoming the first Triple Crown winner in a quarter of a century.
His gallop to the top seems even more unlikely when you learn of his humble beginnings.
Lee Cowan reports.
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It may be the sport of kings, but Horse racing's new royal family is about as far away from aristocracy as beer is from champagne.

(SOT/MARK PHILLIPS, PART OWNER, FUNNY CIDE )

"We do represent probably 90 percent of the class that's out there, ya know, it's the working class."

(NARR:)


They call themselves the "Sacket Six" - a group of high school buddies from tiny Sackets Harbor New York -- who pooled their money together to buy a racehorse -- cheap.

(SOT/J.P. CONSTANCE, PART OWNER, FUNNY CIDE )

"To tell you the truth, we never expected to be here. We expected to maybe someday win a race at Saratoga Springs."

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At the time, even THEY thought it was a pretty funny idea -- until 'Funny Cide" came along.

NAT/SOT DERBY



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By now you probably know the tale -- how a three old -- a longshot at best -- won the Kentucky Derby -- the first New York bred horse ever to do so -- and the first gelding to do it since 1929.

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Then, he ran away with the Preakness too.crossing the finish line more than 9 lengths ahead of any other horse in the field.

(NAT/SOT PETE PHILLIPS AFTER PREAKNESS)

"Now it's on to the Triple Crown!!!"

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The feisty New Yorker who no one knew a month ago, is now one win away from horse racing history - the Triple Crown -- and to top it off, the third leg is at New York's Belmont Park next month, where Funny Cide has the home town advantage.

(SOT/ROBIN SMULLEN, ASSISTANT TRAINER)

"Absolutely there's an advantage. He's undefeated here so we know he likes the surface."

(COWAN ON CAM:)

"Ask anyone here and they'll tell you that Funny Cide and their 'Sacket Six,' are the biggest thing to happen to this town since the War of 1812! With a little bit of luck, in less than two weeks, they could also be the biggest thing to hit the world of horse racing in 25 years. Lee Cowan, CBS News Sackets Harbor, New York." ))

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Michael Vick is arguably the most exciting quarterback in the NFL.
But he wouldn't have reached football's highest level without some help from his high school coach, both on and off the field.
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[SUPER=03-Newport News/Summer 2000; :00]

Growing up in Newport News, Vick was a young man with a loving mother and a strong fatherly influence in the form of coach Tommy Reamon. The Warwick high school educator has now written a book about not only his dealings with Michael and Marcus Vick, but also the other young men he has helped mold, like UVa product Aaron Brooks. The book is called, "Rough Diamonds" - a coach's journey.
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[OUT Q=...X's and O's."]
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The book chronicles Reamon's life, but it largely touches on how a coach and a teacher often have to be all things to all people.
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[vo nat con't] The book is available at most books stores and through Amazon dot com.
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