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It's no longer a tropical storm, but the remnants of Bill are wreaking havoc in the Deep South and the Gulf Coast.
Meanwhile, the search resumes for a fishing boat that got lost in the storm.
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Plus, authorities get closer to unraveling the mystery surrounding the disappearance of a college basketball player.


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The remnants of Tropical Storm Bill are heading our way which will drop periods of heavy rain as we head through tomorrow. I'll have your soggy forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Tropical Storm Bill loses his steam over land, but that doesn't mean he can't cause problems for our region.
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[Atlanta-Flooding]


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Recovery from Tropical Storm Bill will take a while along the Gulf Coast.
Some 100- thousand homes and businesses in Louisiana are still without power, and some could stay that way until tomorrow.
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The storm is blamed for triggering a tornado just outside New Orleans that injured four people and damaged more than dozen homes.
The twister also damaged the gymnasium at a nearby school.
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Meanwhile, heavy rain from the tropical storm led to a deadly incident in Atlanta.
Authorities say a man was parked in the driveway of a home, trying to wait out the storm, when a large tree limb came crashing down on his car and killed him.
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[Missing-Athlete]


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No body has been found, no arrests have been made--
But according to a court document, missing basketball player Patrick Dennehy was murdered.
Dennehy disappeared without a trace in mid- June.
Elizabeth Sanchez has the latest.
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(( An informant could have give police the break they needed...in the hunt for Baylor Basket ball player Patrick Dennehy...whos been missing for nearly 3 weeks. Court documents - based on testimony from that informant....say Dennehy was shot in the head by his roommate, Calton Dotson.
Dotson has been interviewed by police....but right now -
Sot: Steve Anderson/Waco Police. I do not know his whereabouts and no one has been arrested.
Neighbors say by all appearances they were friends.

SOT Kristal Wilson , neighbor :"i don't understand how a catty argument

can snowball into a homicide investigation. but they would always be together, i never saw any fighting or anything."
BRIDGE: ELIZABETH SANCHEZ REPORTS. The affidavit says Dotson stated to his cousin "...That his roommate - Dennehy - had pointed his gun at him as if to shoot him and that he - Dotson -had shot his roommate in the head with a 9mm pistol."
Students at the Baptist university are shocked and Dennehy's friends are looking for answers.

SOT: Senque Carey/Dennehy's friend

Patrick is much more than a basketball player. he's the type of guy who reaches out to young kids off the court..to better other people's lives, not only his.
Track: Dennehy is considered to be a good student but was kicked of the basketball team at the University of New Mexico for losing his temper. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News, Waco.
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An attorney for alleged victims of sex abuse from priests is praising the man chosen as the new leader of the Boston Archdiocese.
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Reaction, in general, has been favorable among Boston Catholics to the naming of Bishop Sean O'Malley.
He'll replace former Boston Cardinal Bernard (BUR- nurd) Law, who resigned over his handling of the church sex abuse scandal.
One Catholic leader says the archdiocese now has a leader who inspires hope. O'Malley is scheduled to meet with sexual abuse victims this afternoon.
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[Sex-Offenders]


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Residents opposed to a state center for sex offenders plan to take their case to the state Supreme Court.
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A circuit judge yesterday refused to stop the state from opening a facility at the Southside Virginia Training Center.
Opponents say the unit is too close to a daycare center and nearby families.
The judge ruled that the residents have no right to sue the state to try to block the new unit.
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A handful of local charitable organizations are fighting to claim a sizeable inheritance.
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The Roanoke Rescue Mission, Habitat for Humanity and Western Virginia Foundation for Arts and Sciences are three of six non-profits named in the will of Thomas Leivesley. The Roanoke County man died in December of 2000, leaving the organizations a trust fund estimated to be worth about two and a half million dollars. But the agencies are seeking to dissolve the trust. They say two of the will's trustees, Robert and Linda Howard of Missouri, are trying to bilk the charities out of their rightful inheritance. The Howards could not be reached for comment. If the trust is dissolved, the charities would receive their money in a lump sum instead of in annual installments, as specified in the will.
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Still to come on the newscast, a Hollywood funnyman has passed away. We'll have the details.
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Also a former leader in Iraqi is assasinated in Saddam Hussein's home town.
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[Iraq]


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The former leader of Saddam Hussein's tribe is assassinated.
Abdullah Mahmoud al- Khattab was shot and killed Sunday as he rode through Saddam's hometown of Tikrit.
In other violence today, U-S troops in Iraq were the targets of at least two attacks.
Eyewitnesses claim several Americans were injured.
Elizabeth Palmer reports.
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THE FIRST ATTACK CAME EARLY IN THE MORNING...
US TROOPS IMMEDIATELY SEALED OFF THE SCENE - BUT WITNESSES SAY A ROCKET PROPELLED GRENADE SLAMMED INTO A MILITARY TRUCK ON A MAIN HIGHWAY.
ABOUT THREE HOURS LATER - ACCORDING TO THE RESIDENTS OF MUSTANSIRIYAH NEIGHBORHOOD, ATTACKERS FIRED ANOTHER ROCKET PROPELLED GRENADE FROM THE SUN-ROOF OF A PASSING CAR - HITTING A US MILITARY PATROL'S HUMVEE -- WHICH THEN EXPLODED.

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WA'AD MOHAMMED KHELID SAYS - THE FORCE OF THE EXPLOSION THREW ONE OF THE AMERICAN SOLDIERS HIGH IN THE AIR.
ON CAMERA It's the beginning of a new week and the violence continues. This attack occurred in a residential neighborhood near one of Baghdad's main universities - in broad daylight. That would make it one of the most brazen yet.
THE US MILITARY SAY IT'S INVESTIGATING YET ANOTHER ROCKET PROPELLED GRENADE ATTACK IN THE TOWN OF SAMARA. - NORTH OF BAGHDAD....
IN FALLUJA - WHICH HAS BEEN A CENTRE OF US RESISTANCE - RESIDENTS WERE MOURNING THOSE KILLED IN AN EXPLOSION LATE LAST NIGHT THAT DESTROYED A BUILDING NEXT TO ONE OF THR TOWN'S MOSQUES.
WITNESSES SAY US PLANES FLYING OVER AT THE TIME... DROPPED MISSILES ON THE BUILDING.
THE MILITARY DENIES THE CHARGE - A SPOKESMAN SAYS THEY HAVE NO IDEA YET WHAT CAUSED THE BLAST.
EP CBS NEWS BAGHDAD ))

[Buddy-Obit]


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His voice was unmistakable, but often imitated.
Comic legend Buddy Hackett has died at age 78.
For more than 50 years, he made people laugh while appearing on Broadway, on television, and in films.
Katherine Blake has reaction from some of Hackett's fans.
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That was Katherine Blake reporting.
While there's no official word on the cause of death, his son says Buddy Hackett suffered from diabetes.

[Ducklings]


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The author and illustrator of the children's classic ``Make Way for Ducklings'' has died at a home in Maine.
Penguin Books says 88-year-old Robert McCloskey died yesterday after a long illness.
``Make Way for Ducklings'' is the tale of a mother duck leads her brood to safety in Boston's Public Garden.
It won the Caldecott Medal for the best American children's picture book. And a bronze sculpture of Mrs. Mallard and her eight ducklings has become a popular tourist attraction in the park.
McCloskey once said it was ``sort of an accident'' that he wrote books. He said he really thought up stories in pictures and just filled in between the pictures with a few words.
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Still to come on the newscast, a former politician from our area tries a different way to get his message out.
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Also we will see how an American legend is speeding to its 50 birthday.
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A former candidate from Roanoke has traded the campaign trail for a microphone.
Five days a week, Al Bedrosian produces and hosts his own conservative talk show.
Joe Dashiell takes us behind the scenes of Bedrock in the Morning.
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((CALL HIM UP , TELL HIM HE NEEDS TO CHANGE. ALRIGHT, WE DON'T WANT THAT REPUTATION HERE, NOT IN ROANOKE VIRGINIA.))
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Al Bedrosian is still challenging local politicians, but from behind a radio console, not on the campaign trail.


Five days a week, at 7:45 in the morning he takes the air on AM 910, the Christian radio station 3WR.
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((I CAME TO THE RADIO STATION ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO AND TALKED TO THE OWNER AND SAID HEY I'D LIKE TO DO A PROGRAM. THERE WASN'T A WHOLE LOT OF TALK RADIO GOING ON, LOCAL TALK RADIO IN ROANOKE SO I THOUGHT HOW ABOUT STARTING A TALK RADIO SHOW FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE. SO NOT ONLY CONSERVATIVE BUT FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE.))
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On this day, he shares the studio with home school student Patrick Bennett.
Alexis Bedrosian and Sara Weddle take care of the forecast.
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((TODAY WILL BE PARTLY SUNNY WITH HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S, TONIGHT BECOMING CLOUDY WITH RAIN DEVELOPING LATE LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.))
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And the host offers up his opinions on the issues of the day.
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((WE'VE DONE IT TO OURSELVES IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM. WE'VE REMOVED GOD, AND I THINK THAT'S WHY THE WHOLE THING IS CRUMBLING.))
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((I DON'T INTENTIONALLY SAY SOMETHING CONTROVERSIAL TO GET A LISTENER. YOU KNOW WHEN I RAN FOR OFFICE TOO I SAID THINGS THAT PEOPLE THOUGHT WERE CONTROVERISAL. I DON'T SAY THEM ON PURPOSE. I SAY THEM BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT I BELIEVE.))
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Bedrosian has learned to never say never, but after two unsuccessful bids for the General Assembly, he says he has no interest in running for office again.
For the moment, Bedrosian says, his radio gig is much more fun.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))


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An American icon has turned the big 5-0, but isn't showing any signs of slowing down.
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Fifty years ago this week, the first Corvette rolled off the Chevy production line in Flint, Michigan.
Those involved in the birth of the classic automobile gathered yesterday to celebrate, as several models from years past were brought together.
Festivities were also scheduled in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the home of both the National Corvette Museum and the G-M plant, where the Corvette is now assembled.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 71 points. The NASDAQ has lost 16.
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Coming up...West Virginia University officials comment on Virginia Tech and Miami leaving the Big East...
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Plus there was a big surprise at Wimbledon yesterday. We'll have the highlights.
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The Atlantic Coast Conference will formally welcome its two newest members to the expansion party in just about seven hours.
A news conference is scheduled in Greensboro at 7:30. Miami took a little longer than Tech to answer the invitation, but a confident college president Donna Shalala delivered the word yesterday in Coral Gables.
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Miami and Tech will each have to pay not only a 1- million dollar exit fee to get out of the Big East, but each also has to fork over 3 million dollars to join the ACC.

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Tech officials believe the price of entry will bring the university many long-term advantages in athletics, academics, and finances. They'll be present for tonight's official welcome, and you can watch it live on Your Hometown Station.
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[Take ACC Promo FS] News 7 will bring you the A-C-C news conference from Greensboro.
Our special half-hour live coverage begins at 7:30.
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The West Virginia Mountaineers broke their silence on the subject yesterday. Head football coach Rich Rodriguez, who came to WVU from Clemson, says he's disappointed but determined not to let the Mountaineers fall.
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However, Rodriguez admits that the WVU fans might have a little something extra for the Hokies when they roll into Morgantown on Wednesday night October 22nd.
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Andre Agassi's attempt to become the oldest Wimbledon champ of the Open era has ended.
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Mark Philippoussis (fih-lih-POO'-sis) dashed those hopes for at least a year.
He rifled 46 aces in a five- set win over the 33-year-old Agassi in the fourth round at the All-England Club.
Philippoussis tied a Wimbledon record for aces while advancing to the quarterfinals for the fourth time.
He'll next face Germany's Alexander Popp.
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On the women's side, Venus Williams defeated Lindsay Davenport today, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1.

[Safe-driving]


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Officials say drunk driving is one of the leading causes of death in Virginia.
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To curb the problem this fourth of July weekend in the Roanoke Valley the Blue Ridge Transportation Safety Board is launching a campaign.
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((RICK CLARK/ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT: THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS SAVING LIVES AND THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT. WE ARE GOING TO DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO DRIVE THE POINT ABOUT WEARING YOUR SEAT BELT AND NOT DRINKING AND DRIVING AND ULTIMATELY SAVING LIVES IN THE VALLEY.))
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The Drive Safe and Free campaign encourages safe driving through billboards, yard signs, and information handed out by police at checkpoint and routine traffic stops.
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