Two intruders invaded his home last month, now a Franklin County man is the one behind bars.
And, an end to their dream of living apart--
The Iranian conjoined twins die not long after having separation surgery.
The heat and humidity will continue as temperatures soar into the 80s and 90s. I'll have your forecast..
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
Their gamble was a brave one, but it proved to be too risky.
After more than two days of surgery to separate them, the Iranian twin sisters born attached at the head have died.
Jennifer Donelan has more.
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JOINED AT THE HEAD FOR 29 YEARS TWIN SISTERS LEY-LA AND LA-DAWN BEJANI
DARED TO BE DIFFERENT...THEY FOUND THE COURAGE TO UNDERGO AN
UNPRECENDENTED SURGERY TO SEPARATE THEMSELVES AND THEIR LIVES ...THEIR
BRAVERY WAS INSPIRING. NO ONE WANTED TO HEAR THE NEWS THAT THE ATTEMPT
SOT - LOO CHOON YONG/RAFFLES HOSPITAL CHAIRMAN
"We were hoping and trying to do better than the worst odds, but we
didn't make it."
IN SINGAPORE A TEAM OF 28 DOCTORS WORKED FOR 50 HOURS. ONCE THEY WERE
ABLE TO SEPERATE THE TWO IRANIAN SISTERS THE TROUBLE BEGAN. THE WOMEN
WERE LOSING TOO MUCH BLOOD...SURGEONS WERE NEVER ABLE TO GET THE
BLEEDING UNDER CONTROL.
SOT - DR. PREM KUMAR NAIR
"Despite the best efforts of the medical team, the twins were
subsequently in a critical state."
LADAN PASSED AWAY FIRST...90 MINUTES LATER...HER SISTER LALEH FOLLOWED.
THE TWO KNEW THE ATTEMPT TO SEPARATE THEM COULD KILL THEM. BEFORE THE
SURGERY THEY WERE IN HIGH SPIRITS.
SOT - LALEH BIJANI
"We hope the upcoming surgery will be successful. And we feel happy,
excited and a little bit nervous."
THAT SPIRIT TOUCHED ALL THOSE KNEW THEM...DOCTORS AND NURSES CRIED BY
THEIR OPERATING TABLES. AND MANY FOUND HOPE IN THAT, ALTHOUGH
SHORT-LIVED, THEIR DREAM TO SEPERATED WAS FULFILLED.
JENNIFER DONELAN CBS NEWS
A Franklin County man who shot two men who invaded his home is now behind bars himself.
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The incident happened June 15th at this mobile home on Doe Run Road, southeast of Rocky Mount.
Authorities say two men entered the home and demanded drugs and money.
One of the residents William Davis then pulled out a gun and shot both assailants. One ended up dying.
In a separate case, Davis has now been sentenced to 14 months in jail as a habitual offender.
Commonwealth's Attorney Cliff Hapgood is still investigating whether Davis will face charges in the home invasion.
A Pittsylvania County man is headed to prison for his role in a murder for hire scheme.
Yesterday a federal judge sentenced 51 year old John Wayne Cardwell to nearly 11 years in prison for solicitation and conspiracy.
Cardwell was convicted in April of helping alleged drug dealer Leo Hinson try to arrange the murders of potential witnesses against Hinson.
The murders were never carried out.
The hit man Cardwell and Hinson tried to hire was an informant working with investigators.
Hinson was convicted on a number of charges and will be sentenced in October.
We have some breaking news to report.
The Mayor of Meridian, Mississippi says several people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a factory there.
The shooter hit workers at the Lockeed Martin plant.
There have been reports of as many as seven people killed, including the shooter.
The mayor says he's heard the gunman is quote ``no longer a threat.''
Officials are not commenting on the reports. We'll have more on this story tonight on News 7 at 5.
A plane crash in the Sudan has killed 116 people, but there is one survivor.
A two year old boy is in good condition after the Boeing 737 crashed just moments after take off. The pilot reported mechanical troubles and tried to turn back.
Investigators are trying to determine what happen. The weather has been ruled out as a factor.
President Bush is in Africa today. He is preparing for South Africa after spending a few hours in Senegal.
During his five day trip, the President is promising money for AIDS and hunger relief efforts.
But that message is being overshadowed by the trouble in Liberia.
Aleen Sirgany reports.
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((ON THE FIRST LEG OF HIS AFRICAN TOUR PRESIDENT BUSH MET WITH LEADERS IN
SENEGAL AND TOOK A SHORT TOUR OF THE COUNTRY.
THAT INCLUDED A BOAT RIDE TO AN OLD SLAVE ISLAND WHERE AFRICANS WERE
HELD BEFORE BEING SHIPPED TO AMERICA.
DURING THIS TRIP THE PRESIDENT WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE AFRICA'S IMPRESSION
OF A DOMINATING U-S.
ONE WAY: BY OFFERING MONEY.... 15 BILLION TO FIGHT AIDS AND 800 MILLION
TO FIGHT HUNGER.
MISTER BUSH WANTS TO SHOW, AS HE PUT IT, THAT THE U-S HAS NOT ONLY
MUSCLE, BUT ALSO HAS HEART.
"africans and americans share in the belief of liberty we must share in
the advancement of those beliefs."
BUT IT COULD BE HARD TO CONVINCE THE PEOPLE OF SENEGAL.
ON MONDAY PROTESTORS TOOK TO THE STREET SHOUTING "BUSH, BUTCHER"
95 PERCENT OF THE NATION IS MUSLIM AND MANY ARE UPSET OVER THE WAR IN
MANY ARE ALSO NOT HAPPY ABOUT A POSSIBLE U-S MILITARY PRESCENCE IN
THE PRESIDENT'S CONSIDERING SENDING AMERICAN FORCES TO THE WAR TORN
NATION AS PEACEKEEPERS.
A TEAM OF MILITARY EXPERTS IS ON THE GROUND TO SEE JUST HOW MANY TROOPS
WILL BE NEEDED AND FOR HOW LONG.
STANDUP:(Aleen Sirgany/CBS NEWS/Washington, DC)
11 YEARS AGO A SIMILAR TYPE MISSION IN SOMALIA ENDED WHEN 18 U-S
SOLDIERS WERE KILLED DURING A FIREFIGHT.
THAT MIGHT BE IN THE BACK OF THE PRESIDENT'S MIND AT HIS NEXT STOP:
ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
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Coming up after the break, we will hear from the medical director of the Arthritis Foundation as he offers real solutions for real pain.
Also we will learn if former basketball star Ralph Sampson will face jail time for his brush with the law.
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The foreign minister of Israel says his country is still committed to peace, despite an apparent violation of that peace by Palestinian militants.
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One of those militant groups, Islamic Jihad, reportedly claims to have carried out yesterday's bombing that killed two people in a village near the West Bank, including an apparent suicide bomber.
Three children next door were injured.
The bombing is the first since key Palestinian militant groups
declared a cease- fire on June 29th.
More attacks on American troops in Iraq.
A home- made bomb blew up a Humvee with two U-S soldiers inside.
The incident happened on the road between Baghdad and the international airport this morning, slightly injuring both soldiers.
In a separate incident, witnesses say an explosion hit an American army vehicle on a bridge.
There were no reports of American casualties.
With the growing number of attacks, a 25- hundred dollar reward is being offered for information about those responsible for killing coalition forces or Iraqi police.
Former basketball star Ralph Sampson was sentenced to two years probation and fined a thousand dollars today.
Sampson had pled guilty to failing to pay child support in federal court in April.
He could have been sentenced to six months in jail.
Sampson at one time was more than 22-thousand dollars behind in child support for a 14-year-old daughter who lives in Falmouth.
Prosecutors said he's now behind by only about 660 dollars.
Sampson also was sentenced in April to a year of probation for failing to pay child support for an 18-year-old daughter in the Charlottesville area.
He was a University of Virginia star and the first pick of the 1983 N-B-A draft by the Houston Rockets.
Many people live in pain every day, and accept it as part of life.
But doctors say they don't have to.
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The Arthritis Foundation has recently come out with a new book about how to treat chronic pain.
It's called "Guide to Pain Management: Natural and Medical Therapies."
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Doctor John Klippel was the chief medical editor of the book and joins us now.
Good afternoon, Doctor Klippel.
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(First of all, how can someone tell the difference between exercise- related pain or the pain from an injury versus chr
(What are some of the most common causes of pain?)
(At what point should people take their pain seriously and seek medical treatment?)
(What are some basic lifestyle changes one can make to help lessen pain?)
(What are some of the newer treatment options out now?)
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Thanks for joining us today, Dr. Klippel.
Roanoke is adding another honor to the work of O. Winston Link. It is naming the railwalk after the photographer.
Link documented the region's rail heritage with his artistic photographs of Norfolk and Western steam engines.
City Council members had hesitated when museum officials first asked them to name the railwalk after Link.
But after the planning commission endorsed the proposal, council members approved the honor without debate.
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Coming up next on the newscast, another local zoo celebrates a rare birth.
Plus, the Bulls won yesterday..but we are not talking basketball. The second day of the annual Bull run proves more dangerous for the runners.
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The third defendant in a Pittsylvania County double homicide has had a change of heart.
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Matthew Shallenberger yesterday pled guilty to seven charges but planned to go to trial on the capital murder charges.
This morning however he pled guilty to all the charges.
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Shallenberger is accused in the October murders of Julian Lewis Jr. and his 25 year old son Charles at their Keeling home.
Prosecutors say Shallenberger and another man, Rodney Fuller, joined Lewis' wife, Theresa, in a murder-for-hire scheme.
Theresa Lewis was sentenced to die for the crime.
Fuller pled guilty and is serving a life sentence.
The sentencing phase for Shallenberger begins this afternoon.
Day Two of the annual running of the bulls proved more fierce than the initial run.
As one injured man put it, it was like "King Kong tossing coins."
Two Americans and one Australian are recovering from injuries after bulls gored them today.
57- year- old Al Chesson of Pittsburgh was jabbed and thrown around by a stray bull for nearly 30 seconds.
The former Marine says he's run with the bulls 40 or 50 times, but this was the first time he was gored.
The other gored American was identified as Dallas Hatchcock from
He got a jab in the arm.
A Bengal tiger at the Natural Bridge Zoo in Rockbridge County has given birth to the first two white tigers ever born in Virginia.
Zoo owners say the baby tigers were born last Tuesday.
They are raising the cubs, feeding them by bottle and slowly introducing them to meat.
They will stay at the Natural Bridge Zoo for at least a year, but after that, one may go to another zoo with a white tiger breeding program.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 33 points. The NASDAQ has gained eight.
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Coming up... Rumors are now floating around about the ACC's possible choice for a 12th school...
and an American woman proves that compassion for animals knows no boundaries.
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When Virginia Tech and Miami joined the ACC last week, one of the questions asked immediately last Tuesday night was when would the league add its 12th member?
Now several folks in the sunshine state are floating the idea that the Florida Gators should be the 12th member to join the ACC.
This is nothing but speculation, but leaving the SEC for the ACC would put the Gators in the same league with their Florida brethren, and put the Gators' hoops program in a much more competitive arena.
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Before anyone can worry about that possibility, Tech must deal with what is sure to be some heated exchanges on their final tour through the Big East.
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[OUT Q=.....at least the fans"]
The Tech women's basketball team will make a lateral jump, considering Big East powerhouse UConn won the national championship this past season.
Bonnie Henrickson's players are perhaps more prepared for the move than any other Tech program, except football.
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[OUT Q=......to both leagues differently"]
Shea Hillenbrand pulled off a major league feat in Phoenix last night.
He homered in the fourth, fifth AND sixth innings to lead the Diamondbacks to a 14 to 6 win over the Colorado Rockies.
He's just the sixth player to homer in three consecutive innings, matching the feat last done by
Chicago's Sammy Sosa August tenth of last year.
Hillenbrand belted a pair of solo homers and a three-run shot before hitting a two- run double in the seventh.
He finished with career highs of five hits and seven r-b-i's.
And finally today, an unusual pet project in the aftermath of the war.
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An animal rights advocate helped fly in several abandoned dogs from Iraq to Southern California.
The pooches arrived yesterday in Los Angeles after their 10- thousand mile journey.
The canine mother and her four puppies had all lived along the border of Iraq and Jordan.
Marcy Christmas had seen the puppies wandering near their skinny and frail mother on a news report, back in April.
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((MARCY CHRISTMAS/DORIS DAY ANIMAL LEAGUE: THE CAMERAMAN TOOK THE CAMERA DOWN. THERE WERE
PUPPIES EVERYWHERE AT THIS ABANDONED ABOUT BORDER STATION SO I WORRIED ABOUT THAT. ))
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[OUT Q=worried about that.]
She took action, and now it seems the canine family's doing fine in the States.
The dogs are headed for the offices of the Doris Day Animal League near L-A, and will soon be put up for adoption.
Roanoke County police are investigating a shooting this afternoon in the Garst Mill area of the county.
Authorities are releasing few details, but they confirm that one man is dead, and another man is in custody.
The shooting occured on larson lane.
We'll have more information on this fatal shooting later on news 7 at Five and Six.
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