It's been a violent day in the Middle East--
A suicide bombing aboard a bus in Jerusalem prompts retaliation from the Israelis.
We'll have the latest.
And more questions surface about intelligence reports prior to the beginning of the war in Iraq.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be the rule this afternoon with muggy conditions. I'll have your forecast.
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
It's another blow to peace efforts in the Middle East.
Today a suicide bomber launched a deadly attack aboard a bus in downtown Jerusalem.
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Israeli police say the blast has killed at least 13 people, but that death toll will likely grow higher.
Nearly 70 others are reportedly injured.
Authorities say the blast tore through the bus on Jerusalem's main road, and could be heard throughout the city.
The explosion comes just one day after an Israeli missile strike that targeted a Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip.
The militant group had vowed revenge, but is stopping short of claiming direct responsibility for today's attack.
Meanwhile, Israel is retaliating by firing rockets in the Gaza Strip.
Loud explosions have been heard in Gaza City, and authorities say at least six Palestinians have been killed.
Was intelligence data manipulated before the war with Iraq began?
More than two months after Saddam Hussein's regime was toppled, the U-S still hasn't found any weapons of mass destruction.
Now lawmakers are examining how pre- war intelligence was gathered.
Teri Okita has more from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Rep. Porter Goss/(R) Intelligence Committee Chairman;]
[SUPER=01-Ahmad Chalabi/Iraqi National Congress;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Washington.]
WHEN PRESIDENT BUSH WARNED AMERICANS OF SADDAM HUSSEINS CACHE
OF BANNED WEAPONS, IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH REASON FOR MANY TO GO TO WAR. BUT
AFTER TWO MONTHS OF SEARCHING, U-S TEAMS HAVE FOUND NO SMOKING GUN.
NOW, CRITICS WANT TO KNOW WHY AND WHERE THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION GOT
ITS INTELLIGENCE. THATS PROMPTING LAWMAKERS ON CAPITOL HILL TO
INVESTIGATE HOW INFORMATION WAS GATHERED.
(Super: Rep. Porter Goss/R-Intelligence Committee Chairman)
SOT: (10:38) We have clearly got questions we have to have examined.
TRACK: DEMOCRATS ARE CALLING FOR A FULL-BLOWN INVESTIGATION INTO
WHETHER INTELLIGENCE WAS INACCURATE OR EVEN MANIPULATED BY THE BUSH
ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE THE CASE FOR WAR. REPUBLICANS ARE RESISTING
SAYING THERES NO EVIDENCE OF WRONGDOING.
(Super: Sen. Pat Roberts/R-Intelligence Committee Chairman)
SOT: (10:10ish) There seems to be afoot for connecting the dots.
TRACK: SOME BELIEVE U-S TEAMS IN IRAQ NEED TO BE MORE AGGRESSIVE AND
PUT MORE PRESSURE ON IRAQI SCIENTISTS.
(Super: Ahmad Chalabi/Iraqi National Congress)
SOT: I dont think that they have very many of the scientists who were
involved with the weapons program to talk to at this time.
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)
STANDUP: The U-S has sent dozens of teams into Iraq to look for banned
weapons. So far, only about a third of the known sites have been
searched. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.
It's a real- life lesson in the legal system for more than a dozen Chicago- area high school students.
They'll appear in court later today for a preliminary hearing.
The students are facing misdemeanor battery charges in connection with a violent hazing incident.
They could receive up to a year in jail.
Two adults, meanwhile, are accused of providing alcohol to the minors.
A videotape shows several high school juniors being beaten and pelted with filth during a touch football game.
Someone apparently trying to kill a bee with a homemade flame thrower may have started a fire at a Salem apartment complex last night.
Firefighters were called to the Chateau Riviera apartments on Braeburn Drive about 8-15 last night.
Officials say a resident tried to burn a bee using an aerosol can and a lighter.
The flames were sucked into the building ventilation system and burned part of the roof.
No one was injured.
Montgomery County Administrator Jeffrey Johnson is retiring at the end of November.
Johnson took the post in 1997.
Before that, he served as County Administrator in Craig, Nelson and Brunswick Counties.
There's no word on who his replacement will be.
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The Republicans did not enter a candidate in the House of Delegates 11th District before yesterday's deadline.
That means, Onzlee Ware is set to become the first African American elected to the House from western Virginia.
And it was support in Roanoke's African American neighborhoods that made all the difference in Tuesday's Democratic primary.
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Ware took 57 percent of the vote.
Brian Shepard came in about 450 votes short.
Joe Dashiell has more.
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[IN Q=Onzlee Ware arrived to hugs]
[SUPER=01-Onzlee Ware/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :15]
[SUPER=01-Brian Shepard/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :43]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]
((Onzlee Ware arrived to hugs and handshakes at the hall where his supporters were gathering.
He thanked volunteers and campaign staffers, and the voters in Roanoke's African American neighborhoods who put him over the top.
[IN Q=Brian ran a tough]
((BRIAN RAN A TOUGH CAMPAIGN IN ALL THE OTHER DISTRICTS AND THE NUMBERS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. HAD I NOT SPENT A LOT OF TIME CULTIVATING AND WORKING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND THE NUMBERS WEREN'T AS THEY WERE, I PROBABLY WOULDN'T BE THE WINNER HERE TODAY.))
[OUT Q=be the winner here today.]
Just under 3400 Democrats made to the polls during primary.
Shepard said he was proud of the campaign he ran, but acknowledged that Ware did a better job of mobilizing his supporters.
[IN Q=We had a lot of support]
((WE HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT IN A LOT OF PARTS OF THE DISTRICT. I'M VERY GRATEFUL FOR EVERYTHING THOSE FOLKS DID FOR ME. I WISH IT HAD COME OUT A COUPLE OF HUNDRED VOTES DIFFERENT, BUT I CALLED ONZLEE AND CONGRATULATED HIM. HE'S GOING TO BE MY DELEGATE NOW, AND I HOPE HE DOES A GREAT JOB.))
[OUT Q=I hope he does a great job.]
Meanwhile Ware says he will head to Richmond with a simple promise, to do his best, talk straight and say what he means.
[IN Q=I want to be]
((I WANT TO BE AN EFFECTIVE LEADER IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES AND TO DO SO I HAVE TO HAVE ENOUGH COURAGE TO STAND UP AND RAISE ISSUES THAT AFFECT MY CONSTITUENTS.))
[OUT Q=that affect my constituents.]
And Ware says he looks forward to representing all of his constituents in the 11th House District.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
Halifax County will elect a new Commonwealth's Attorney this fall.
[Take Leader 500]
Challenger Kim Slayton White beat incumbent John Greenbacker Junior to win the Republican party's nomination.
White captured 19 of the county's 21 precincts.
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The county's incumbent Sheriff Jeffrey Oakes survived a strong challenge from Keith Tribble to win the Republican nomination.
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Coming up next, the Catholic Church spends more than 25 MILLION dollars to settle child abuse lawsuits in Kentucky.
Plus two adult twins who are joined at the head say they are willing to risk death to lead separate lives.
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New evidence indicates that a Colorado boy who vanished more than three years ago while hiking may have been carried off by an animal.
Rick Sallinger reports.
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[SUPER=01-Allyn Atadero/Father; :30]
[SUPER=01-Rick Sallinger/CBS News; :41]
[OUT Q=Sallinger, for CBS News, Denver.]
IT WAS THREE AND HALF YEARS AGO A LITTLE BOY BEGGED HIS FATHER TO TAKE
HIM ON A HIKE.
BUT THREE YEAR OLD JARYD ATADERO SUDDENLY RAN AHEAD AND VANISHED
FROM THE TRAIL.
A MASSIVE SEARCH TURNED UP EMPTY HANDED.
ALLYN ATADERO-FATHER (OCTOBER 1999)
"I'm not going home to be without my son. I 'm going home to be with my
NOW HIKERS HAVE DISCOVERED A SHIRT, PANTS AND A PAIR OF SHOES IN
THE SAME AREA BELONGING TO THE MISSING CHILD .
THEY DON'T REVEAL WHAT HAPPEND AND THE FATHER IS NOT GIVING UP HOPE.
"My biggest fear is that there's even the slightest possiblity that
jared is alive and he sees that dad is having a funeral for him then
he's seeing dad gave up on him."
ALLYN ATADERO SAYS HE WISHES HIS SON'S CLOTHES COULD TALK. SINCE THEY
CAN'T, THEY'RE BEING HERE SENT HERE TO THE COLORADO BUREAU OF
INVESTIGATION FOR A THOROUGH ANALYSIS.
HAIRS WILL BE EXAMINED TO HELP DETERMINE IF AN ANIMAL MAY HAVE ATTACKED
THE BOY'S FATHER IS HOPING HIS LONG WAIT IS ALMOST OVER.
"to be able to go to sleep at night and know that when i look up into
the heavens i'm looking up there for a reason and not
looking up for answers."
THIS WEEKEND SEARCHERS WILL RETURN TO THE SITE HOPING TO FINALLY
SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF JARYD ATADERO.
FOR CBS NEWS
The Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky is shelling out one of the largest settlements ever in the Catholic church sex abuse scandal.
It'll pay nearly 26- million dollars to settle more than 240 lawsuits.
Victims claim they were sexually abused as children by priests or others connected to the church.
The lawsuits have been filed against the church over the past 14 months.
Meanwhile, the current administrator, Archbishop Thomas Kelly apologized to the victims, and says he'll stay on the job while the settlement is distributed.
He faces mandatory retirement in three years.
The operation's been performed on infants--
Now a set of conjoined ADULT twins from Iran are preparing for surgical separation.
Laleh and Ladan Bijani were born attached at the head.
They say they're looking forward to their surgery, which is scheduled for next month.
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[IN Q=We feel happy]
((LADAN BIJANI/CONJOINED TWIN:WE FEEL HAPPY, EXCITED, AND A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS, ESPECIALLY
[SUPER=01-Ladan Bijani/Conjoined Twin;]
[OUT Q=especially me.]
For doctors in Singapore, the procedure will make medical history.
The leading surgeon says the two sisters opted for the surgery, despite the very real risk that one or both could die, or be left crippled.
Medical sources said that doctors had decided to attempt the unprecedented surgery because after 28 years, the sisters just want to live apart.
Children in the U-S are staying in school AND living longer.
According to the annual "Kids Count" report, the number of high school drop outs and infancy deaths have been declining in recent years.
Virginia has also seen a decrease in the number of teenagers having babies, as well as children living in poverty.
The report says that Virginia HAS reported a higher number of low birth- weight babies and children living in single- parent households.
Out of 50 states, Virginia ranked number 14 on the survey, compared to number 21 in 1990.
Forty years have passed since what some people called the most brutal event in the civil rights movement.
In 1963, 47 people were injured when police in Danville used water hoses and batons on civil rights demonstrators.
Justin McLeod has more.
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[IN Q=Nat Sound of Speaker at 2:06:14]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Thurman Echols/Civil Rights Demonstrator; :11]
[SUPER=04-June 1963; :19]
[SUPER=01-Sherman Saunders/Civil Rights Demonstrator; :28]
[SUPER=01-Philip Broadfoot/Danville Police Chief; :39]
[SUPER=01-Frederick Stroud/Civil Rights Demonstrator; 1:04]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, danville]
((((NAT SOUND OF SPEAKER SAYING "I WAS THE FIRST ONES THAT WAS ARRESTED RIGHT ON THE COURTHOUSE STEPS AT 2:06:14 BUT SHOW THE PICTURE AT 2:11:51))
It is an event that clearly stirs up a lot of emotion forty years later.
[IN Q=The fire hoses]
((REV. THURMAN ECHOLS/DEMONSTRATOR: THE FIRE HOSES WERE PULLED OUT AND MANY OF THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE WASHED DOWN IN THE ALLEY ON THE STREETS.))
[OUT Q=on the streets]
What followed were days of protests, boycotts, sit-ins, and marches.
Many of the demonstrators were beaten and arrested.
[IN Q=Everyone knew of the risks]
((SHERMAN SAUNDERS/DEMONSTRATOR: EVERYONE KNEW OF THE RISKS INVOLVED IN BRINGING OUT ABOUT CHANGE BUT NO ONE EXPECTED THAT TO OCCUR THAT NIGHT.))
[OUT Q=occur that night]
Forty years later, there is still a dispute whether the cops did anything wrong.
[IN Q=I think it is]
((CHIEF PHILIP BROADFOOT: I THINK IT IS CLEAR THAT THE TACTICS USED AT THAT TIME WERE THE ONES GENERALLY APPROVED FOR POLICE AND USED VERY OFTEN BY POLICE.))
[OUT Q=often by police]
Even so, Danville's police chief points out those tactics would be unacceptable today.
He along with those who attended this ceremony believe it is important not to just focus on what happened then but rather what happens next.
[IN Q=It can get better]
((FREDERICK STROUD/DEMONSTRATOR: IT CAN GET BETTER WITH THE RIGHT MINDS AND ATTITUDES, IT CAN GET BETTER.))
[OUT Q=it can get better]
Some say it already has.
The new Main Street bridge will be named after Martin Luther King Jr.
But many believe there is room to improve, especially when it comes to relations between the police department and the black community.
[IN Q=It's a process of]
((PHILIP BROADFOOT/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: IT'S A PROCESS OF LEARNING, IT'S A PROCESS OF TRAINING, IT'S A PROCESS OF EDUCATION.))
[OUT Q=of education]
((NAT SOUND OF SINGING))
As Danville remembers a painful chapter of its past, residents and city leaders say they must write future chapters together.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville.))
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Coming up a little later in the newscast, one of Winston Cups oldest tracks is apparently losing a race.
Also we will tell you why even the threat of a deadly disease is not enough to put the damper on an exotic pet market.
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You have probably heard over the last few days about the potentially lethal disease known as monkey pox.
It's believed that a large shipment of Prairie Dogs at a U.S. based distributor was infected with the virus. Now the disease is spreading to humans.
Since mid-April the CDC has tracked 37 confirmed and suspected cases.
With statistics like that, you would think there would be less demand for prarie dogs as pets.
But as Lee Cowan tells us, that's not the case.
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[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS DALLAS]
((Out of all the crops that come out of the ground of the dusty fields of
NAT/SOT PRAIRIE DOG
-- it's a varmint that's becoming real cash crop -- even though they
turn farmland into swiss cheese -- and compete with cattle for grass.
(COWAN ON CAM:)
"So whoever would have thought that a rodent, that most ranchers
consider more of a pest than a pet, could end up fetching as much as a
thousand dollars a piece?"
That's how much some are paying to give prairie dogs -- a home off the
(SOT/JASEN SHAW, EXOTIC PET DEALER)
"I just had a guy call me from California that just ordered some of
these fancy prairie dogs...
(SOT/ROBERT BLADEN, EXOTIC PETS DEALER)
"They're physically like a regular dog now. They come to you, they
listen to you. Lee: It's a small labrador? A: Yeah, a little small,
crazy looking labrador. (laughs!)
They even eat dog food -- and if you think monkey pox is affecting the
prairie's price tag -- think again.
(SOT/ROBERT BLADEN, EXOTIC PETS DEALER)
"Yesterday I was on the phone physically for about 8 hours//Lee: People
wanting Prairie Dogs? A: Wanting prairie dogs, yeah."
And that's from the supplier that sold the prairie dogs who eventually
The demand is so high -- a new industry has popped up -- Prairie Dog
They're either flooded out of their homes...
Or sucked out like hair balls behind your couch -- all of it to a
(SOT/RANCHER - NO SUPER)
"It's great, greatest thing that's ever happened!"
Prairie dogs might even agree -- as long as the fad doesn't fade.
Lee Cowan, CBS News, Dallas.))
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 27 points. The NASDAQ has lost four.
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Coming up next, the A-C-C presidents fail to act on a proposed expansion plan.
Also authorities say they can't do anything about a flock of ducks that have taken over a cement pond in California.
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NASCAR likely will announce a change to next year's Winston Cup schedule at a news conference Friday.
International Speedway Corporation is expected to eliminate the fall race at Rockingham and add a second race at Fontana, California.
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Meanwhile Petty Enterprises fired John Andretti yesterday.
Andretti, who almost left Petty Enterprises on his own accord last year, has been replaced effective this weekend by Christian Fittipaldi.
Andretti had been with the Pettys since 1998.
This year had been a disaster with just one top ten start and one top ten finish in 14 races.
Worse yet, the team already has had to use 6 provisionals to make races.
The ACC's conference call yesterday afternoon produced nothing more than more discussions, according to ACC commissioner John Swofford.
No conclusions were reached - in fact, Swofford says none was intended to be reached.
But they did discuss the pending lawsuit
The discovery process of the case has found that Miami was talking expansion as early as January of 2002.
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That wouldn't be a problem, except that the discovery process also contends that in 2002 Miami President Donna Shalala was making commitments to the Big East conference.
On March 6th of 2002 - some of those remarks were apparently made while Miami representatives were having secret talks with the ACC.
An apartment complex just outside San Diego, California has some new residents FLOCKING to its swimming pool.
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Nine ducklings and their parents showed up at the apartments this week.
The apartment building manager says she made some calls to fish and wildlife authorities, but that since the birds were NOT sick, the authorities would not come out to get them.
In the meantime, the regular tenants are enjoying the ducklings' company.
They've even set up a little makeshift ramp to make it easier for them to get in and out of the pool.
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