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An attorney for L-A Lakers star Kobe Bryant says he didn't sexually assault a woman at a Colorado hotel.

We'll have the latest.
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And his career spanned from Shirley Temple movies to T-V's "The Beverly Hillbillies."
Actor Buddy Ebsen has died at age 95.
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Another hot and humid day across the area with a threat of strong storms as we head through the afternoon. I'll have your forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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One of the most popular players in the N-B-A is accused of committing a felony. Prosecutors in Colorado consider charging Kobe Bryant with sexual assault.
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[Kobe]


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Bryant has not been charged, but he did surrender to authorities on Friday.
He is free after posting $25,000 bond on one felony count of sexual assault.
Jennifer Miller has more.
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What could have been a series of murders in a small New Jersey town is averted.
Now three teenagers are in police custody.
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Authorites say the teens were carrying a small arsenal when they attempted to carjack Matthew Rich, and got caught.
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((MATTHEW RICH/CARJACKING VICTIM: I CAN SEE HOW MUCH WEAPONS THEY'RE CARRYING ON THE THEM. THEY GOT GUNS, KNIVES AND SWORDS ON THEIR BACKS. ITS THREE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING, I FIND THAT KINDA ODD AND THEY'RE DRESSED IN LIKE A KIND OF GOTHIC MOTIFF. ))
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According to police, the three-- aged 14, 15, and 18- years old-- also carried a detailed list of who they planned to kill and why.
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((CHRIS FERRARI/OAKLYN POLICE CHIEF: INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THERE WAS GOING TO BE MULTIPLE TARGETS, THEY WANTED TO CREATE WIDESPEAD HYSTERIA AND INJURY.))
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[OUT Q=and injury.]
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Prosecutors say they haven't decided whether or not they'll try the two juveniles as adults.
But they say all three will be charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
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[Iraq]


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There's no relief from the violence in Iraq--
Three American soldiers have been killed there within a 24- hour period.
And, C-I-A officials now believe that a taped message said to be from Saddam Hussein is, in fact, the voice of the former dictator.
However, they don't know WHEN it was taped.
The recording first surfaced Friday on the al-Jazeera television network.
The speaker claims to be Saddam, and says he is directing attacks on U-S forces in Iraq.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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(( ITS BEEN A DEADLY WEEKEND FOR AMERICAN TROOPS IN IRAQ. IN RAMADI 60-MILES WEST OF BAGHDAD ATTACKERS FIRED ON A U-S CONVOY INJURING FOUR SOLDIERS. ONE IRAQI WAS KILLED IN THE ENSUING FIREFIGHT.

(Super: Capt. Michael Calvert/US Military Spokesman)
SOT: A vehicle had approached the checkpoint. One of our vehicles was

moving into what we call a blocking position to block the road, and, as it was moving into position, an explosion occurred. Right now, were not sure if it was a command-detonated device or an RPG.
TRACK: TENSION HAS INCREASED HERE AND ALL ACROSS IRAQ WHERE THREE U-S SOLDIERS HAVE DIED IN AMBUSHES OR HOMEMADE-BOMB ATTACKS SINCE SUNDAY.
TRACK: AS THE VIOLENCE CONTINUES, SO DO EFFORTS TO RESTORE POLITICAL ORDER. BAGHDADS NEW CITY COUNCIL HELD ITS INAUGURAL SESSION TODAY A MEETING HAILED BY THE U-S AS A MAJOR STEP TOWARDS DEMOCRACY.

(Super: Paul Bremer/U.S. Administrator to Iraq)
SOT: you have courageously volunteered at a time when others threaten

peace of this wonderful city
TRACK: EVEN THOUGH THE 37-COUNCILMEMBERS HAVE ONLY AN ADVISORY ROLE, BREMER HAS GIVEN HIS WORD THAT THE COALITION WILL LISTEN TO THEIR ADVICE. THE COUNCILMEMBERS ALSO RISK COMING UNDER VIOLENT ATTACKS FROM THEIR OWN PEOPLE FOR COOPERATING WITH AMERICANS BUT THEY SAY THEY WONT BE INTIMIDATED AS THEY WORK TOWARDS MORE GOVERNMENT ORDER.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: But the violent attacks show no signs of easing. Not only are U-S troops and Iraqis who cooperate with them being targeted, but theres a growing sense that Westerners there, in general, are actively being pursued. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington. ))

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Meanwhile, President Bush is leaving for a tour of Africa later today, as he decides whether or not to send U-S troops into another war- torn country.
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A White House spokesman says Bush is waiting to hear from about 20 experts, who just arrived in the capital of Liberia.
If the President does decide to send them in, U-S troops would serve as peacekeepers in the country devastated by nearly 14 years of violence.
President Bush is reportedly waiting to see if Liberia's President Charles Taylor will step down and go into exile.
The White House says Taylor's departure is a crucial first step toward security in Liberia.
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ITT Night Vision workers are once again using a mass rally to unite their strike effort for a new contract.
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As they did last week ... today over three-hundred members gathered in front of the plant to picket and hold signs. The union members are entering the third week of striking. Union leaders say the main issues are pensions, mandatory overtime and health care costs. The union and company may meet later today for negotiations. Workers say they're prepared to walk the picket line for as long as necessary. ITT says the strike will not affect its customers and that it will not publicly discuss contract issues.
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte wants Roanoke's senior citizens to know that they may be getting scammed for money.
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According to the Better Business Bureau, up to seventy percent of fraud is targeted at senior citizens.
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((GOODLATTE- SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT SENIOR CITIZENS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ARE SCAMS THAT THEY FACE WITH PEOPLE TRYING TO RIP THEM OFF. ))
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Held at the Roanoke Higher Education Center this morning, the Senior's Conference is covering issues affecting senior citizens.
With booths and speakers, the event today hopes to empower these citizens to learn more about resources available to them in Roanoke.
Other issues covered are prescription drug advice and general financial security advice.
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Coming up next on the newscast, dozens of passengers on a plane bound for Charlotte become ill.
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Also the man known affectionately as Uncle Jed to millions of Americans has died. We'll look back at the life of Buddy Ebsen when we return.
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He endeared himself to T-V audiences with the phrase, "Wee, doggies."
Actor Buddy Ebsen has died at age 95.
He was best known for his work on "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Barnaby Jones."
But as Kyra Phillips reports, Ebsen also left a memorable mark in film and on Broadway.
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((
CHRISTIAN RUDOLPH EBSEN, JR. TAPPED INTO SHOWBUSINESS IN 1928, FIRST ON THE BROADWAY STAGE, LATER AS AN MGM CONTRACT PLAYER. HIS FATHER WAS A DANCE TEACHER, HIS MOTHER A PAINTER. BUT IF IT HAD BEEN UP TO HIM...

(SOT--JULY 1990--actually i wanted to be a doctor and i studied pre-med for 2 years but my mother was always pushing me

towards showbusiness.)
HIS MOTHER PUSHED HIM DOWN A ROCKY ROAD...


BY 1936 HE WAS DANCING ALONGSIDE SHIRLEY TEMPLE IN "CAPTAIN JANUARY". THEN, IN 1939, THERE WAS THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY.

AFTER 10 DAYS AS THE TIN MAN IN "THE WIZARD OF OZ," HE WAS REPLACED BY JACK HALEY. AN ALLERGY TO THE ALUMINUM DUST USED FOR MAKE-UP NEARLY COST HIM HIS LIFE.

(SOT--I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE THE SHOW BUT I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL, I HAD TO, IT WAS A MISSED CHANCE...I MISSED IT.)


LATER A QUARREL WITH MGM CHIEF LOUIS B. MAYER NEARLY COST HIM HIS CAREER.

(SOT-- mr. mayer called me in the office and said ebsen we're enthusiastic about you. Money is no object. But in orde

r to give you the kind of parts that you deserve we have to own you. i said well i'll tell you mr. mayer i'll tell you the kind of fool i am, nobody can own me.)
NO HOLLYWOOD OFFERS CAME FOR 7 YEARS. THEN THEY TRICKLED UNTIL HE LANDED A ROLE IN THE MOVIE DAVY CROCKETT.
HE WOULD WORK STEADILY FOR THE NEXT THREE DECADES, NOTABLY AS AUDREY HEPBURN'S HUSBAND DOC GOLIGHTLY IN "BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S".

(NAT--I'M A HORSE DOCTOR, ANIMAL MAN, DO SOME FARMIN TOO NEAR TULIP TEXAS.)



(WHOOO-DOGGIE) A YEAR AFTER "BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S" HE BECAME HILLBILLY-TURNED-MILLIONAIRE JED CLAMPETT IN A TV SERIES

THAT WOULD RUN IN SYNDICATION FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.
BUDDY EBSEN HAD ANOTHER LONG RUN WITH THE DETECTIVE SERIES "BARNABY JONES", BUT WHEN IT WAS CANCELLED, HE SETTLED DOWN, AND TOOK UP PAINTING. HIS MOTHER HAD PASSED ON HER LOVE OF ART, AND QUITE POSSIBLY THE PHILOSPHY THAT WOULD SEE EBSEN THROUGH HIS LATER YEARS..

(SOT--A DAY IN WHICH YOU DON'T CREATE SOMETHING WHICH WASN'T THERE IN THE MORNING IS A DAY LOST...)

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That was Kyra Phillips reporting.

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Authorities still aren't sure what made more than two dozen passengers sick on a flight that landed in Pittsburgh last night.
28- people aboard a U-S Airways flight from Phoenix were briefly quarantined after they complained of flu- like symptoms.
They were put on a bus and checked out by paramedics, who later allowed them to continue their trip to Charlotte, North Carolina.
An airport spokeswoman says the people had been working at an Indian reservation out West, and had suffered some nausea and cold symptoms over the weekend.

[Blood-Drive]


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The American Red Cross says the blood supply in the region is critically low.
The organization only has a one day supply of O- Negative blood.
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That type can be substituted in an emergency when there's not enough time to test a patient's blood type. In addition, the medical director for the Appalachian Region says the Red Cross cannot meet hospital requests for four blood types.
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[Take Pinnacle Full] Donation sites will be set up all week across the viewing area. To find a location near you contact the Red Cross at 1-800- GIVE- LIFE or www- dot- red cross- dot- org.
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Next on the newscast, the federal "do not call" list prepares for millions of more phone calls.
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Also we'll hear from some bull-headed thrillseekers, as they make an annual pilgrimage to Pamplona, Spain.
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It has already proven popular-- now people in the eastern half of the country can take part.
Starting today, those of us east of the Mississippi can put phone numbers on the national do-not-call registry by dialing a toll-free number.
(XXXXXXXX) [take FS 4430ess]
The registry number is 1-888-382-1222.
Again that number is 1-888-382-1222.
And you can still sign up online at www.do-not-call.gov.
If you do want to sign up by phone - remember you must use the phone you want registered to make the call.
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A centuries- old tradition has thousands of visitors in the streets of Pamplona, Spain this week for the annual running of the bulls.
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Spain's best- known summer festival kicked off today with the first of seven bull runs.
Officials in Spain say no one was gored, and there were only minor injuries, mostly from people falling down or getting stepped on.
Those who are are willing to brave the bulls say they know the dangers, but want to do it anyway.
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((GINO HERTLER/BULL RUNNER:I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO IT, ALWAYS WANTED TO DO IT, THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE, EVEN IF I GET GORED, HEY IT GETS ME ON TV, RIGHT? ))
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As we said earlier, there have been no major injuries so far this time around.
The running of the bulls dates back to the 16th century when it was the most practical way to get the bulls to the ring for the afternoon fight.
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The maker of Lee and Wrangler jeans, has agreed to buy clothing designer Nautica Enterprises for about 586 MILLION dollars.
North Carolina based V-F says the acquisition will boost its presence in department and specialty stores and provide additional sportswear lines.
Nautica plans to keep its headquarters in New York City and a distribution center in Martinsville that employs about 375 workers.

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 161 points. The NASDAQ has gained 49.

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Coming up in sports... a good start leads to a great finish for Tiger Woods...
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And the day starts well for bicyclist Lance Armstrong, but it goes down hill from there.
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American Lance Armstrong suffered a scratched left shoulder and a bruised right thigh in a huge pileup yesterday in the first full stage of the Tour de France.
The four- time defending champ was fortunate, and a whole lot luckier than others to escape serious harm.
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Thirty-five riders were involved in the pileup that started when Spain's Jose Enrique Guiterrez slipped, and went down in a sprint just a few hundred yards from the finish.
Five riders were taken to a hospital for x-rays, including U- S rider Tyler Hamilton, who has a broken collarbone and is doubtful for the rest of the Tour.
Armstrong's bike had a flat, so he finished the race on the one of teammate Jose Luis Rubiera.
He is 8th in the overall standings.
Bradley McGee is the leader, while Italy's Alessandro Pitacchi won the stage.
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Tiger Woods heads to Europe for next week's British Open with his fourth victory of the year tucked safely away.
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Woods cruised to victory yesterday in the 100th Western Open.
Woods fired a final round 69 to get him to 21 under par for the tourney.
That tied the record set by Scott Hoch in 2001.
The final round, which was interrupted twice by thunderstorms, saw the world's top player make 6 birdies and just three bogeys.
For Woods, it was his 38th career victory and the fourth of the year.
This is the fifth straight year in which he has won at least four events.
And, he topped the 4 million- dollar mark in earnings with the win.
All good signs, with the British Open just around the corner.
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Veteran Kelly Robbins and qualifiers Hilary Lunke (LUN'-kee) and Angela Stanford will take part in an 18-hole playoff today to decide the U-S Women's Open golf championship.
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Robbins birdied two of the last three holes to get into the playoff.
Stanford holed a 20 foot birdie putt on 18 to stay alive. It went right in the heart of the cup.
And Lunke had to settle for par at the last, missing a shot to end the championship yesterday.
The three will return to Pumpkin Ridge on Monday for another 18 holes.
Annika Sorenstam was poised to win, but her second shot at the 18th found the trees, and she made bogey ending her shot.
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Lynchburg's Donna Andrews finished at 6-over par, in twelfth place.
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