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A Franklin County man is shot dead in front of his family.
Now his brother in law is under arrest for murder.
And President Bush hits the road to promote his road map to peace.
Sunshine and mild temperatures are the rule today but the weather will change for Saturday. I'll have your forecast.
News 7 at Noon starts right now.
A Franklin County man is accused of murdering his brother in law.
It happened between Ferrum and Callaway on Bridges Lane last night.
Sheriff Quint Overton says 37-year-old Joseph Bridges was arrested and charged after he surrendered at his home.
Investigators say Bridges shot his brother in law, 51-year-old Howell Scott in his van, right in front of his wife, daughters and grandchild.
Bridges is charged with murder. Investigators say they do not know the motive for the shooting.
President Bush is on his way to the Middle East in search of lasting peace ... hoping to succeed where others have failed.
Drew Levinson has more on that and the President's entire seven-day, seven-country roadtrip.
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[IN Q=NATS President Bush left]
[SUPER=01-Dore Gold/Israeli Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-Mahmoud Al-Zahar/Hamas Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=CBS News, NY.]
(((NATSOUND OF BUSH LEAVING)
President Bush left this morning hoping to mend some fences in Europe
before unfolding his road map for Peace in the Middle East.
His first stop is Poland--where protesters are already out in force
(natsound Poland protesters)
From there its Russia and then France for the annual G-8 Summit. And
waiting for him -French President Jacques Chirac--a staunch opponent of
the war in Iraq.
Though still disappointed with Chirac, the President vowed to move
forward on a number of targets including setting his sights on stamping
And that's at the top of the list when he arrives in Jordan to talk
about Peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
"WE ALL GOT TO WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE SECURITY REAL--NOT ONLY FOR ISRAEL,
BUT FOR THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE."
The President wants separate states and Israel says it will accept
(SOT: Dore Gold/Isreali Spokesman)
"THE REAL QUESTION WILL BE WHAT WILL BE THE PALESTINIAN FOLLOW-THROUGH,
BECAUSE THE NAME OF THE GAME TO MAKE THIS PROCESS WORK IS HAVING THE
PALESTINIANS DISARM AND DISMANTLE THE TERRORIST INFRASTRUCTURE THAT HAS
ROWN IN THE AREAS UNDER THEIR JURISDICTION."
New Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas said he expected Hamas to
stop its campaign of suicide attacks on Israelis by next week--but Abbas
failed to secure a deal with the militant group, and Hamas has vowed to
wreck the U-S backed Peace Plan.
(SOT MAHMOUD AL-ZAHAR/HAMAS SPOKESMAN)
"THE ROAD MAP IS IMITATING IN A VERY DISTORTED MANNER THE OSLO
AGREEMENT, FOR THESE REASONS WE ARE SAYING AND ADDRESSING, THIS WILL
BRING THE PALESTINIANS NOTHING."
(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)
AND WITH THE PRESIDENT HEADING TO THE MIDDLE EAST, A NEW WARNING OUT
TODAY FROM THE U-S EMBASSY. IT SAYS IT HAS RECEIVED CREDIBLE REPORTS OF
POSSIBLE PLANS TO KIDNAP U-S CITIZENS IN THE GAZA STRIP AND IT URGED
AMERICANS NOT TO TRAVEL TO ISRAEL.
STILL PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS IT WON'T THWART HIS EFFORTS FOR PEACE THERE.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
The fight over alcohol sales at the Roanoke Civic Center continued yesterday in Richmond.
Opponents of the license have already lost one battle, but they say the war is far from over.
Meghan Muldoon reports.
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[IN Q=THE MEETING OPENED WITH AN EXIT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :11]
[SUPER=01-Barney Arthur/Represents License Opponents; :24]
[SUPER=01-Chip Snead/Acting Civic Facilities Director; :47]
[OUT Q=MM, News 7, Richmond]
((The meeting opened with an exit.
The state's ABC Board Chairman, Vern Danielsen, who is also the former chair of the Roanoke Civic Center Commission, recused himself due to the conflict of interest.
[insert civic center b-roll here to bite]In March the Civic Center received approval to sell beer and wine at more of its events.
But opponents appealed the decision.
They told the board it is an issue of public safety.
They also claimed they didn't get a fair shake at the initial hearing in Roanoke.
[IN Q=AS EVERYONE KNOWS WHEN YOU]
((BARNEY ARTHUR/REPRESENTS LICENSE OPPONENTS: AS EVERYONE KNOWS WHEN YOU GO AGAINST A GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY, YOU GOT AN UPHILL BATTLE. IT'S HARD TO GO AGAINST THAT.))
[OUT Q=HARD TO GO AGAINST THAT.]
About 20 church members made the 3 hour trip from Roanoke to show their opposition to the license.
There were no similar signs of support for Roanoke official Chip Snead but he says the decision has the backing of many.
[IN Q=MANY, MANY OF OUR CUSTOMERS]
((CHIP SNEAD/ACTING CIVIC FACILITIES DIRECTOR: MANY, MANY MANY OF OUR CUSTOMERS WHO ARE LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS ARE IN SUPPORT OF THIS APPLICATION.))
[OUT Q=IN SUPPORT OF THIS APPLICATION.]
The board's decision is expected in a few days.
Both sides say they are confident they will prevail.
But opponents say even if they lose this decision, they plan to continue fighting.
[IN Q=IT IS TIME FOR GOOD PEOPLE]
((BARNEY ARTHUR/SPOKESPERSON: IT IS TIME FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED INSTEAD OF JUST ACCEPTING THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO ABOUT IT. PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO SAY NO THERE IS SOMETHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT.))
[OUT Q=WE CAN DO ABOUT IT.]
They say, in a way, they have already won.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond.))
This week's flooding may cost the state more than four million dollars in emergency road and bridge repairs alone.
V-Dot says flooding kept 58 county roads closed yesterday.
At its peak, the high water following the Memorial Day weekend's rains blocked about 150 roads
around the state. Hardest hit were Dinwiddie, Mecklenburg and Nottoway counties.
The next picture of the ex-wife of photographer O. Winston Link will be a mug shot.
Conchita Mendoza Link was arrested in Millerton, New York yesterday, and charged with conspiracy to sell stolen property.
Prosecutors say she was trying to sell photographs -- on e-Bay -- that she stole from Link.
The former Mrs. Link served five years in a New York state prison for stealing prints, cameras and audio tape from her husband.
She was released in the fall of 2001, and was still on parole when she was arrested on the new charges.
Before his death two years ago, Winston Link said his ex-wife was waiting for him to die, so that she could sell off the stolen prints.
Most of the items she took are still missing. However, Link managed to save his most valuable work: the negatives he shot of Norfolk and Western steam trains in the 1950s.
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[IN Q=I have...]
((O. WINSTON LINK/PHOTOGRAPHER/OCTOBER, 1996; I HAVE ALL MY NORFOLK AND WESTERN NEGATIVES. ALL OF THOSE I TOOK OUT. THAT'S WHAT STARTED THE BIG WAR, THE MAJOR WAR. ONCE SHE SAW THOSE WERE GONE SHE STARTED STEALING EVERYTHING SHE COULD STEAL.))
[SUPER=10-O. Winston Link/Photographer/October 1996;]
[OUT Q=she could steal.]
Conchita Mendoza Link was arrested with an alleged accomplice, Edward Hayes. The Associated Press reports they live together.
If convicted on the conspiracy charges, she and Hayes could be sentenced to up to four years in prison.
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Coming up next on the newscast, some people left out of the President's tax cut plan say it is unfair.
Plus it's the end of an era as the last of the Concordes lands in New York.
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Air France is saying "au revoir" to the Concorde...
The airline is retiring its fleet of supersonic jets.
A Concorde landed at New York's Kennedy International Airport for the last time this morning.
The jet will make its final trip back to Paris Saturday.
Air France and British Airways are the only carriers operating the Concorde... and both are retiring their fleets.
They say that with the faltering economy and the price of a seat around six-thousand dollars, the needle-nose jets just cost too much to run.
Boaters came to the rescue of a pilot who crashed into a Michigan river.
[SUPER=03-Grosse Ile, MI;]
The pilot was the only person aboard the twin-engine plane.
It apparently missed the runway and crashed into the Detroit river.
The plane came to rest on its back in shallow water, some 75 feet from the runway at the Grosse Ile airport.
Local fishermen rescued the pilot and he was taken to the hospital... but his injuries were not serious.
The FAA is investigating the crash.
The White House is defending President Bush's acceptance of a big, new tax cut package, even though it leaves millions of poor families out of a key tax credit.
Bill Plante reports.
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[SUPER=01-David Harris/Children's Research & Education Institute;]
[SUPER=01-Bill Plante/CBS News]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON]
(KARLISHA REMY EARNS JUST ABOVE THE MINIMUM WAGE - THE KIND OF TAXPAYER
THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE WANTS TO HELP. BUT SHE WON'T BE GETTING THAT
REFUND CHECK THE PRESIDENT SAYS IS IN THE MAIL.
AN 11TH HOUR CHANGE IN THE TAX BILL PREVENTS MILLIONS OF LOW INCOME
WORKING AMERICANS LIKE REMY FROM RECEIVING AN EXTRA 400 DOLLAR CHILD TAX
(SOT KARLISHA REMY/i definitely could have used the money for rent.. for
food, for pampers..
(GFX BANNERS) REMY IS ONE OF MILLIONS OF TAXPAYERS WHO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE
FOR THE ADDITIONAL CHILD TAX CREDIT BECAUSE TAXWRITERS - LOOKING FOR
WAYS TO KEEP THE TAX BILL FROM GOING HIGHER THAN 350 BILLION DOLLARS -
DROPPED A PROPOSAL TO RAISE THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WHICH COULD BE REFUNDED
TO LOW INCOME EARNERS.
(FULL GFX) AS A RESULT, FAMILIES WITH HIGHER INCOMES - UP TO 110,000
DOLLARS - WILL GET THE INCREASED CHILD TAX CREDIT. BUT MANY FAMILIES
WITH INCOMES BETWEEN ABOUT 10,500 AND 26,600 DOLLARS WILL GET NOTHING.
(SOT DAVID HARRIS/143651:) we're very disapointed that there's room in
this tax cut to give 1000 dollars to ALL but these families when the
vast majority of these families go to work everyday and are playing by
(GFX BANNERS) THE CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES ESTIMATES THAT
THERE ARE 12 MILLION CHILDREN WHO WOULD HAVE BENEFITED FROM AN INCREASED
THE WHITE HOUSE CONCEDES THERE ARE LOW INCOME FAMILIES WHO WON'T
BENEFIT.. BUT ARGUED IT WASN'T THE PRESIDENT'S FAULT.
Well, as the president said, he doesn't get everything he wants.. and if
this provision had been included, the president would have signed it.
KARLISHA REMY DOESN'T CARE WHO'S TO BLAME.
(SOT REMY) I just think it's ridiculous. I can't believe they would
give money to the rich when the poor need so much. I can't understand
IN ADDITION TO PASSING THE BUCK TO CONGRESS, THE ADMINISTRATION ALSO
POINTS OUT THAT MANY OF THE FAMILIES WHO WILL MISS OUT ON THE 400 DOLLAR
CHILD TAX CREDIT ALREADY PAY LITTLE OR NO INCOME TAX.))
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Coming up next, a man hijacks some heavy equipment,
Also, Mother Nature has rained on Festival in the Park's parade this year. After the break, we'll tell you what that could mean to its bottom line.
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A nine-hour standoff with a man who seized control of a construction crane has ended peacefully.
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]
Police finally talked the man into surrendering this morning.
The man took control of the 400-foot crane in downtown Los Angeles last night.
Authorities say he rotated the cab and was hurling objects at emergency workers below.
The man was apparently despondent over not seeing his children in years.
Police say they plan to file vandalism charges.
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The rain that has fallen on this year's Festival in the Park has done more than dampened spirits.
It has also had a big impact on the festival's bottom line.
Justin McLeod has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Stu Israel/Festival in the Park Executive Director; :57]
[SUPER=01-David Lapierre/Concession Owner; 1:22]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]
((((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC))
There was plenty of music and food at Thursday night's Festival in the Park concert here at Elmwood Park.
The only thing missing?
A lot of people.
[IN Q=I don't blame]
((JEANNE JOHNSON/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I DON'T BLAME THEM. IT'S WET.))
[OUT Q=it's wet]
It's been wet for just about everyday of Festival in the Park.
That has forced organizers to move many of the events indoors.
Take last week's Doobie Brothers concert.
It took place at the Roanoke Civic Center rather than Victory Stadium.
[IN Q=The Civic Center while]
((STU ISRAEL/FESTIVAL DIRECTOR: THE CIVIC CENTER WHILE IT'S A GREAT VENUE, IT IS AN EXPENSIVE VENUE TO USE.))
[OUT Q=venue to use]
A use that is costing the festival more than 15-thousand dollars in rental fees.
Festival in the Park is also losing money in button sales.
The Doobie Brothers concert for example only attracted about 10-thousand people.
That is considerably less than 25 thousand for last year's main concert.
The festival also took a hit in concession sales.
[IN Q=At the stadium]
((STU ISRAEL: AT THE STADIUM WE SELL FOOD OURSELVES, WE SELL BEER OURSELVES, WE SELL SOFT DRINK OURSELVES. PLUS WE BRING FOOD VENDORS IN, THEY PAY US A FEE PLUS WE GET A PERCENTAGE OF WHAT THEY SELL, GOING INTO THE CIVIC CENTER WE LOST ALL THAT.))
[OUT Q=lost all that]
That's because the Civic Center actually sold the concessions.
For the festival, that could mean a loss of more than fifty thousand dollars.
Food vendors at other festival events are also hurting.
They say sales are half of what they were last year.
[IN Q=It's like a ghost town]
((DAVID LAPIERRE/CONCESSION OWNER: IT'S LIKE A GHOST TOWN AROUND HERE WHEN IT STARTS RAINING. WHAT CAN YOU DO? YOU WAIT FOR THEM TO COME BACK, THAT'S ALL WE CAN DO.))
[OUT Q=all we can do]
Festival Organizers say if they end up in the red this year, that could affect next year's event.
They may have fewer events and it may be harder to book that big act.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 129 points. The NASDAQ was UP 18 points.
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In sports... the A-C-C / Big East controversy continues, we'll have an update....
Plus Shaquille O'Neal is changing uniforms. We'll tell you about his new team after the break.
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[COMM BREAK #3]
ACC commissioner John (Swoe-ford) Swofford is heading a delegation that has begun touring the University of Miami.
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]
Swofford was joined yesterday by Florida State athletic director Dave Hart and North Carolina State athletic director Lee Fowler.
Miami has scheduled a news conference for this afternoon to include Swofford and Hurricanes A-D Paul Dee. The visit to Miami is the first of three to Big East schools.
Different groups are expected at Boston College and Syracuse next week.
The site visits are mandatory based on A-C-C bylaws.
They could be critical steps in the conference's bid to lure three of the Big East's top programs.
Virginia's top football recruit Ahmad Brooks has been charged with marijuana possession.
He faces a court date July 29th in Prince William general district court.
Brooks, a freshman linebacker for the Cavaliers, was charged with possession of marijuana on May 17th.
It's a misdemeanor charge that carries a sentence of up to 12 months in jail -- but it is highly unlikely that Brooks will serve any jail time.
The University of Virginia could not be reached for comment today.
The MBNA 400 this Sunday marks the 13th race of the Winston Cup season.
Jimmie Johnson has been both lucky and good so far in 2003.
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/Last Week; :00]
Fresh off his wins in the Winston and the Coke 600, Johnson goes to the Monster Mile, having swept both races there last season.
J-J has been in the top ten in the points for 46 consecutive weeks, and has 6 top ten finishes in the past 12 races.
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[SUPER=01-Jimmie Johnson/Defending MBNA 400 Champ; :05]
[OUT Q=do it here again."]
It's hard to imagine Shaquille O'Neal in anything but a Laker uniform.
But people in Los Angeles will have get used to seeing him in a police officer's uniform.
Lisa Segell has more on the seven foot crimefighter.
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[SUPER=01-Shaquille O'Neal/L. A. Lakers;]
[SUPER=01-Noel Cunningham/L. A. Port Police Chief;]
[OUT Q=have to hire me.]
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