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Derrick Todd Lee is arraigned this morning in Atlanta.
But he'll return to Louisiana to face charges in the deaths of at least five women.
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And a Memorial Day fight results in murder charges against a Glasgow man.
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The day started off with some fog and a few showers, now we're seeing a little sunshine, what will tonight bring. I'll let you know in your forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Those who know him say he has a way with the ladies, and likes to study the Bible.
Today, Derrick Todd Lee was arraigned on multiple murder charges.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Lee has waived extradition and is on his way back to Louisiana.
He was arrested last night outside a tire shop in Atlanta.
Lee's wanted in connection with the deaths of five women, and maybe even more.
Drew Levinson reports.
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[SUPER=01-Richard Pennington/Atlanta Police Chief; :29]
[SUPER=01-Pat Englande/Baton Rouge Police Chief; :54]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News; 1:08]
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(( It took police nearly a year to find suspected serial killer Derrick Todd Lee--it took an Atlanta judge less than two minutes to send him back to Lousiana to face murder charges--Lee waived extradition.

(SOT LEE AND JUDGE )


"I'M READY TO GO BACK " I UNDERSTAND THEY ARE HERE AND READY TO TAKE YOU BACK SO HAVE A GOOD TRIP."

With the heat on him in the Bayou state---Lee fled to Atlanta. An

anonymous caller told the FBI where he was...and that's where police arrested him last night.

(SOT RICHARD PENNINGTON/ATLANTA POLICE CHIEF)


"HE SHOWED ID INDICATING HE WAS THE PERSON WE WERE LOOKING FOR, HE TURNED HIMSELF OVER TO THE FUGITIVE SQUAD MEMEBERS WITHOUT INCIDENT."
Lee is charged with the murder and aggravated rape of 26-year-old Carrie Yoder last March. Authorities say his DNA was found on the woman. That DNA has also been linked to the death of Trineisha Colomb of Lafayette as well as three other Baton Rouge women.
Lee befriended women easily. In the Atlanta neighborhood where he was staying, residents described him as a smooth talker who dated several women and promised them cognac if they would come to his room. They also said he started a Bible study group.
Now if Lousiana Prosecutors have their way, he'll be seeking religion behind bars.Drew Levinson, CBS News. ))

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A deadly fight in Rockbridge County has led to a murder charge.
38-year-old Reginald Humphries of Glasgow is accused of killing 36-year-old David Lewis Fisher of Natural Bridge Station.
Sheriff Bob Day says Humphries came to the office last night and said he'd been in a fight with Fisher on Memorial Day.
Day says Humphries hit Fisher with a piece of wood.
No word on the cause of the fight.

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A man from Nelson County pled guilty to six felony counts of molestation yesterday.
Fifty two year old Roy Roosevelt Rose of Arrington was convicted of three charges of aggravated sexual battery.
Nelson County Commonwealth's Attorney Phillip Payne says Rose molested a girl regularly over a three year period before she turned 13.
Rose faces three life terms plus 60 years when he is sentenced on August fifth.

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Police and school officials in the City of Roanoke have finished their investigations of an alleged assault on an elementary school playground.
They say they found nothing to warrant formal charges.
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Police and school officials conducted separate investigations following reports that an 11- year- old girl was sexually assaulted by four boys during recess at Westside Elementary.
School officials say they found no evidence that an assault had occurred.
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((ANNIE HARMAN/EXECUTIVE FOR STUDENT SERVICES; WE INTERVIEWED CHILDREN AND TEACHERS . WE TALKED TO SOME PARENTS AND FOUND THAT THE ALLEGATIONS WEREN'T FOUNDED. WE DIDN'T FIND ANY INDICATIONS THERE WAS A SEXUAL ASSAULT AT ALL.))
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The eleven year- old girl is not attending Westside any longer.
The boys were suspended, but Harman says they will have the suspensions removed from their records.

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Police in Pittsylvania County continue their search by AIR for a man seen going over a bridge last night.
The man was last seen exiting a vehicle on the east side of the Staunton River Bridge in the Hurt community.
This is the second person seen going over a bridge in five days.
On Saturday, a woman was seen going over the railing on Stateline Bridge Road in the Cascade community.
After two days, police suspended that search because of dangerous river conditions.

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A ceremony is scheduled later this afternoon at the White House, as President Bush signs a big tax cut.
Bush says the 330- billion dollar package will help the economy and create jobs.
Among other things, it'll boost the child tax credit, and trim dividend and capital gains taxes.
Democrats say it'll add to an already record- setting deficit.
Yesterday, the President signed a measure boosting the nation's debt limit by nearly a trillion dollars.

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A tropical storm is lashing the Philippines.
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Today the official death toll climbed to 10, with several people injured, and more than 160 left homeless.
The tropical storm has caused widespread flooding and landslides.
Many residents were awakened early this morning as high water began seeping into their homes.
It was waist- high by later in the day.
Government offices in the capital, Manila, meanwhile, are closed for a second day because of the heavy flooding.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the U-S Supreme Court decides if it will take action on an execution that was scheduled for tonight.
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Plus, a new study has doctors and patients once again looking at the use of hormone replacement therapy.
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Convicted killer Percy Walton will not be executed in Virginia's electric chair tonight as orginially scheduled.


His execution is on hold after the U-S Supreme Court refused to overturn the stay issued by a federal judge in Roanoke.
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Walton was sentenced to death for the 1996 murders of an elderly couple and a neighbor in Danville.
His attorneys recently argued that he is mentally retarded.
The U-S Supreme Court ruled last year that it is unconstitutional to execute a retarded person.
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A spokesman for the Attorney General says the high court's ruling in the Walton case is the type of decision that leads victims of crime NOT to trust the judicial process.
The case will be scheduled for oral arguments later this year.


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Last night, the Alliance for Families and Children asked Lynchburg city council to restore thousands of dollars in city aid.
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A large number of supporters gathered to make their plea once again before city council.
They needed five votes to pass a resolution to reinstate forty four thousand dollars for childcare and substance abuse programs.
Three members voted for it, three against, including one member who changed his vote from last week.
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((JOSEPH SEIFFERT/VOTED AGAINST MEASURE: HOW OFTEN CAN THE LOSING SIDE OR LOSING PARTY BRING IT UP WHEN IT HAS ALREADY BEEN VOTED ON. I DON'T BELIEVE THIS MOTION IS APPROPIATE. IT SEEKS TO GO AROUND THE BUDGET PROCESS AND THAT VOTE ON THAT BUDGET.)) ((BERT DODSON/VOTED FOR MEASURE: TO DEFUND THESE PROGRAMS I THINK SENDS A WRONG MESSAGE TO OUR COMMUNITY. LAST WEEK, I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO TWO GOVERNMENT CLASSES AT E.C. GLASS AND THE QUESTION CAME BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN WHY ARE YOU TAKING OUT SUBSTANCE PROGRAMS FOR OUR SCHOOLS.))
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Council member Robert Garber felt it was inappropiate for the city to fund an organization that a council members sits on.
Joan Foster is the director of the alliance and had to abstain from voting.
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A new study says women over the age of 65, who are on longterm female hormone therapy have a higher risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Sean Kenniff has more.
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((TRACK: FOR MILLIONS OF WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 65IT IS ANOTHER STRIKE AGAINS THE USE OF E COMBINED HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY. AFTER FINDING OUT LAST YEAR -- THESE TINY ESTROGEN AND PROGESTIN PILLS INCREASE RISK OF HEART DISEASE AND BREAST CANCERNOW RESEARCHERS SAY THEY COME WITH ANOTHER RISK.

SOT: DR. SALLY SHUMAKER/PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE WHAT WE FOUND IS THAT WOMEN IN THE COMBINATION HORMONE THERAPY-HAD TWICE THE RISK OF DEVELOPING DEMENTIA-AS COMPARED TO WOMEN ON PLACEBO.
TRACK: AND YET-DEMENTIA-AND AGE-RELATED DECLINING COGNITIVE SKILLS ARE TWO OF THE PROBLEMS MANY WOMEN WERE HOPING TO AVOID BY TAKING COMBINED H-R-T. 77-YEAR OLD NATALIE GORDON IS NOT SURE IF SHE SEES ANY ILL EFFECT ON HER MIND FROM HER 4-YEARS ON THE PILLS.

SOT: NATALIE GORDON/COMBINED HRT TRIAL PATIENT


TRACK: BUT ENOUGH WOMEN --DID-- TO WARRANT THIS WARNING.

SOT: DR. SHUMAKER

IF YOURE A WOMAN 65 AND OLDER THERES ABSOLUTELY NO REASON I COULD IMAGINE WHY YOUD TAKE COMBINATION HORMONE THERAPY.
TRACK: YET-IT REMAINS THE BEST THERAPY FOR WOMEN IN THEIR 40S AND 50S WHO HAVE SEVERE MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS.

SOT: DR. STEVEN GOLDSTEIN/NYU MEDICAL CTR.

THE USE OF HORMONE THERAPY HAS BEEN AND STILL CONTINUES TO BE APPROPRIATE IN AS LOW A DOSE AS POSSIBLE FOR AS SHORT A PERIOD OF TIME AS POSSIBLE-FOR TREATMENT OF DISRUPTIVE SYMPTOMS.
STANDUP: THE STUDY EXAMINED COMBINED HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPIES. THAT IS-THEY CONTAINED BOTH ESTROGEN AND PROGESTIN. STUDIES ON ESTROGEN ALONE ARE ONGOING.
TRACK: IT WILL BE A FEW YEARS BEFORE WE KNOW THE RESULTS UNTIL THEN DOCTORS HOPE MENOPAUSAL AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN PAUSE AND THINK ABOUT WHAT THEIR SYMPTOMS ARE AND ..WHY THEY ARE TAKING HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
DR. SEAN KENNIFF CBS NEWS))

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SARS remains the major health problem in Canada, two weeks after officials there thought the threat was over.
Authorities in Toronto are now telling 12- hundred people to quarantine themselves, because they might have been exposed to the virus.
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The country is back on the danger list, after several new cases appeared in the Toronto area.
At the center of the latest SARS outbreak, this hospital, which remains closed as a precaution.
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((DR. DONAL LOW/MT. SINAI HOSPITAL CHIEF MICROBIOLOGIST: I THINK THERE WAS CONFUSION WITH EVERYBODY AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS OUTBREAK. WE DIDN'T - NONE OF US APPRECIATED JUST HOW INFECTIOUS IT IS. AND WE CONTINUE TO LEARN FROM THIS SECOND WAVE OF OUTBREAK. ))
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Meanwhile, officials with the Canadian Medical Association Journal say there needs to be a national public officer of health-- something similar to the Centers for Disease Control here in the U-S.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the death toll climbs in this weekend's cruise ship explosion.
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Plus a local newspaper believes its 31 million dollar investment is going to keep it on a roll.
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The death toll has risen to five from that explosion aboard a cruise ship last weekend in Miami.
Now an injured crew member is filing a billion - dollar lawsuit against Norweigian Cruise Line.
His attorney says the ship was too old to be sailing.
Samantha Marshall reports.
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That was Samantha Marshall reporting.

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The Roanoke Times is more than halfway through its 31 million dollar expansion.
As Joe Dashiell tells us, its highlight is the installation of a state of the art printing press.
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((A printing unit rises slowly from the floor below.
Assembled at the Heidelberg manufacturing facility in Dover, New Hampshire, and trucked to Roanoke, the component weighs more than 20 tons, and requires a powerful crane to lift it into place. [NAT SOUND OF CRANE]
When we last visited the new Roanoke Times Printing Plant in mid- March, construction workers were putting the finishing touches on the building, and others were placing devices called fixators to allow for precise positioning of the new press.
Today, two- thirds of the 52 truckloads have arrived, and the equipment is filling the 47- thousand square feet of space in the new building.
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((CHIP HARRIS: THEY'RE BRINGING ALL THE MAJOR COMPONENTS, WE CALL IT IRON, IN AND SETTING THE PRINTING TOWERS THE REELS YOU KNOW THE FORMERS THE ROLLERS AND RIGHT AFTER THAT STARTING NEXT WEEK, WE'LL START THE WIRING OF THE PRESS, AND THE PLUMBING.))
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The new Heidelberg 80 Mainstream Press will offer greater speed, better print quality and increased color capacity.
The tanks that will hold thousands of gallons of ink are hard to miss.
With the new equipment staged to arrive when it's needed, Harris says the work remains on schedule.
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((I'VE BEEN QUITE IMPRESSED WITH THE RIGGERS, THE WAY THE COMPONENTS HAVE COME IN , AND THE EASE , SEEMINGLY, THE EASE WITH WHICH THEY CAN BRING THEM UP AND INSTALL THEM AS PRECISELY AS THEY HAVE TO. THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN THROUGH THESE WARS BEFORE AND KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING. IT'S EVIDENT.))
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But the work isn't done yet.
While installation should be complete by the end of June, the commissioning process, and press trials will follow through the summer.
The Roanoke Times says October 27th is the day, when the final piece of the puzzle will fall into place, and newspapers produced overnight by the new press will arrive on readers' doorsteps for the first time.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 66 points. The NASDAQ has gained 14 points.

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll tell you why a Colorado radio station is getting phones calls meant for God.
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The rain yesterday couldn't stop the state team tennis match between Patrick Henry and Richmond's Mills Godwin -


But it did manage to move it inside, and down the road a piece.
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Due to the weather, the event had to be moved from the River's Edge to the Burleson tennis center on the Virginia Tech campus. Mills Godwin would win the singles portion of the competition 4-to-2, which forced the Patriots into must- win situations in the doubles. Unfortunately, for P-H they were unable to sweep the doubles.
And even though Brock Newton and Tyler Early were winners - PH loses the team competition, 5-to-2.
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The individual state championships will take place in Richmond.


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If you try to contact a "higher power," you just might reach a Colorado radio station instead.
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In the new film, "Bruce Almighty", Jim Carrey's character is paged by God several times.
As it turns out, the phone number displayed on the pager is the same number at a radio station in Colorado.
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The receptionist at K-L-M-O Radio says people are calling and asking to speak to God.
But not everyone is calling as a joke.
Some want spiritual advice.
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((RON NICKELL/RADIO COLORADO NETWORK: I'VE GOT MY OWN THEORY ABOUT IT I'M NOT THE MOST RELIGIOUS PERSON I THE WORLD BUT IT'S KIND OF LIKE WHEN THEY WATCHED THIS MOVIE AND SAW THAT PHONE NUMBER I THINK SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT WELL I'LL JUST TAKE A SHOT AND SEE WHAT REALLY ANSWERS AT THE OTHER END OF THAT PHONE NUMBER. ))
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Meanwhile, a Florida woman says she's getting similar calls on her cell phone, which has the same number as the one in the movie.
She's considering hiring an attorney.
There are similar reports from North Carolina, South Carolina and Arkansas.
A spokeswoman for Universal Studios says the number was chosen because it doesn't exist in Buffalo, New York, the movie's setting.
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