On News 7 at 5, prosecutors will seek charges against the teenaged counselors who are accused of staging fights at a local Four-H camp.
Also, despite gloomy projections, the Commonwealth finishes its budget year with a surplus.
Our hot and humid weather's leading to a few scattered showers and thunderstorms with more on the way. I'll have your hometown forecast.
Also today, a new study says seafood may be especially good for senior citizens. We'll tell you why.
In Sports, Lance Armstrong takes a spill at the Tour Du France.
Plus a drug used to treat A-D-D in children is becoming popular on college campuses for all the wrong reasons.
News 7 at 5 is next.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THIS IS A LITTLE PIECE OF GOOD NEWS.))
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After eighteen months of bad economic news, state officials have something to smile about.
Governor Warner says Virginia is out of the red for now but warns the budget crisis isn't over.
Warner says the state ended the fiscal year with a 55-million dollar surplus.
That's less than one-half of one percent of the total general fund budget.
Warner and the legislature had to cut services, dip into reserves and increase fees to erase the state's multi-billion dollar shortfall.
And thousands of state employees lost their jobs.
The governor says even though the state has a surplus, it is too early to declare an economic victory.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: TODAY IS ONE DAY OF GOOD NEWS BUT WE'RE BACK AGAIN STARTING TOMORROW ON HOW WE LOOK AT REVENUE PROJECTIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR O5-06.))
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Warner says the costs of Medicaid, state prisons and the car tax rebate are increasing.
He says that means Virginia will likely start next year's budget cycle with a shortfall.
School Resource Officer Butch Lewis says he will go forward with his grievance against the City of Roanoke after a meeting today with the City Manager did not result in him getting his job back.
Lewis was moved from his position at Patrick Henry High School to patrol duty after he discussed concerns about school safety with a reporter.
He worked at the school for ten years.
Community members and parents want him back at Patrick Henry.
But today City Manager Darlene Burcham once again only offered Lewis a resource position at Fleming High School.
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[IN Q=the experience]
((BUTCH LEWIS/ROANOKE CITY POLICE OFFICER; THE EXPERIENCE I'VE HAD IN THE COMMUNITY AROUND PATRICK HENRY IS INVALUABLE I THINK I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE THERE AND THAT'S WHERE I NEED TO BE I THINK IT WOULD BE A SLAP IN THE FACE TO THE STUDENTS AND FACULTY WHO HAVE SUPPORTED ME THROUGH ALL THIS AND TO MY FELLOW POLICE OFFICERS THEY'VE BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Butch Lewis/Roanoke City Police Officer;]
[OUT Q=BEEN VERY SUPOPORTIVE.]
City officials say they've completed their investigations into Lewis' assignment.
In a written statement, officials say there will be changes to the S-R-O system in the city schools to strengthen the program.
We will have more on the proposed changes on News 7 at 6.
The Franklin County prosecutor is seeking charges against an unspecified number of young people who organized fist fights at the county's Four-H camp.
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Several volunteer counselors between the ages of 14 to 19 are accused of staging fights between campers, charging admission and taking bets on the outcome.
Franklin County Sheriff Franklin Overton says investigators completed their interviews with 40 campers this weekend.
Commonwealth's Attorney Cliff Hapgood has now submitted his recommendations for charges to a juvenile officer.
Hapgood declined to say what that recommendation is.
The father of two missing New Hampshire children is now being charged with murder.
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((PETER HEED/NEW HAMPSHIRE ATTORNEY GENERAL: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. I WANT TO ANNOUNCED TO YOU THAT MANUEL GEHRING HAS BEEN INDICTED FOR TWO COUNTS OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER RELATING TO THE DEATH OF HIS CHILDREN SARAH AND PHILIP AGES 11 AND 14.))
[SUPER=01-Peter Heed/N.H. Attorney General;]
[OUT Q=ages eleven and fourteen.]
Manuel Gehring has been the key suspect in the disappearance of his children.
While no bodies have been found, officials have continued the search in the Midwest where they believe they are.
Gehring is being returned to New Hampshire to face charges.
Violence today in Liberia- where mortar attacks hit the embassy compound.
More than 90 Liberians are dead and one American is hurt in fierce fighting between government forces and rebels who want to oust Liberia's president.
U-S Marines have now secured the American embassy and thousands of U-S troops are on standby.
Teri Okita has more.
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[SUPER=01-Fred Eckhardt/U.N. Spokesman;]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]
(( AFTER A MORTAR STRIKE ON THE AMERICAN EMBASSY IN MONROVIA, U-S
MARINES SWOOPED IN BY HELICOPTER TO PROTECT IT AND EVACUATE FOREIGN AID
WORKERS AND JOURNALISTS. AN ALL-OUT BATTLE HAS ERUPTED BETWEEN TROOPS
UNDER LIBERIAN PRESIDENT, CHARLES TAYLOR AND REBEL FORCES WHO WANT HIM
We just sent a group of troops in to protect our interests. And we're
concerned about our people in Liberia. We'll continue to monitor the
situation very closely.
CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE THOUSANDS OF LIBERIANS WHO HAVE ENDURED
YEARS OF CIVIL UNREST. IN RECENT WEEKS, THE SITUATION HAS ESCALATED, AND
THEY'RE BEGGING THE UNITED STATES TO INTERVENE AND AVOID A HUMANITARIAN
Fred Eckhardt/U.N. Spokesman:
The situation in Monrovia is becoming desperate. The U.S.
diplomatic compound at Greystone is crammed with over 10-thousand
displaced persons who have fled the recent fighting.
THE WEST AFRICAN NATION OF LIBERIA HAS STRONG HISTORICAL TIES TO AMERICA. IT WAS FOUNDED MORE THAN 150-YEARS AGO BY FREED
AMERICAN SLAVES, AND THE CAPITAL, MONROVIA, IS NAMED AFTER U-S PRESIDENT, JAMES MONROE.
BUT THAT'S WHERE THE TIES BASICALLY END. BEFORE THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION AGREES TO SEND PEACEKEEPERS IN, IT WANTS PRESIDENT TAYLOR
TO STEP DOWN SOMETHING TAYLOR PLEDGES ...HE'LL DO ......ONLY AFTER
PEACE KEEPING FORCES ARE IN PLACE.
Teri Okita/Reporting: And now, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has signed the order for 45-HUNDRED more marines and sailors ... now stationed off the
Horn of Africa ... to position themselves closer to Liberia. They'd be
deployed for peacekeeping, evacuations, and other undetermined missions. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))
Next up can fish help prevent Alzheimer's Disease? We'll have the results of the latest study.
Plus Ritalin is credited with helping some children act better in school. Now it's doing just the opposite for some college students.
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Plans are underway for a new Iraqi Army, but there are questions over who will be in charge.
That as there is more deadly violence reported against American forces there.
Terry Okita has more.
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[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Kem/U. S. Army; :16]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News; 1:03]
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((ALL THATS LEFT OF A U-S MILITARY CONVOY IS THIS SMOLDERING,
MANGLED WRECK. GUERRILLAS IN BAGHDAD FIRED A ROCKET-PROPELLED GRENADE
THAT DESTROYED THE HUMVEE, AND IF AN IRAQI BYSTANDER HADNT PULLED ONE
U-S SOLDIER FROM THE VEHICLE, THE CASUALTY COUNT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE.
(Super: Lt. Col. John Kem/U.S. Army)
SOT: There were five people injured in the accident. One Iraqi and one
American were killed.
TRACK: OFFICIALS BLAME SADDAM LOYALISTS FOR FOUR OTHER DEATHS OF U-S
TROOPS BETWEEN FRIDAY AND SUNDAY. SINCE MAY FIRST, WHEN PRESIDENT BUSH
ANNOUNCED MAJOR COMBAT OPERATIONS OVER, 38-SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN KILLED.
TRACK: TO CURB THE ANTI-AMERICAN VIOLENCE, THE NEW GENERAL AT CENTRAL
COMMAND PLANS TO CREATE A NEARLY SEVEN-THOUSAND STRONG IRAQI ARMY THAT
WILL WORK ALONGSIDE U-S TROOPS. THEYLL BE TRAINED BY U-S SOLDIERS AND
READY FOR DUTY WITHIN 45-DAYS.
(NATSD OF MONDAY DEMONSTRATION)
TRACK: BUT ONE SHIITE CLERIC WHO WIELDS ENORMOUS POWER WITH MUSLIMS
IN IRAQ WANTS TO ESTABLISH AN ISLAMIC ARMY. CLERIC MOQTADA AL-SADR IS
ASKING VOLUNTEERS TO REGISTER FOR THE ISLAMIC ARMY AND BE READY TO
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)
STANDUP: Sadr fell short of calling for an armed struggle against
coalition forces but wants the coalition to leave the country and has
denounced Iraqs new, U-S sponsored governing council. Teri Okita, CBS
A West Virginia man is on a mission to end child abuse, and he's hoping to do it by foot.
Carl Kennedy began his walk to Washington last Wednesday in Princeton, West Virginia.
The 69-year-old says he was abused as a child, and wants Congress to do more to fight the problem.
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((AND SO I DECIDED IF IT'S POSSIBLE THAT I CAN MAKE IT TO WASHINGTON DC MAYBE SOMEBODY'LL LISTEN AT ME, MAYBE THEY WON'T. BUT AT LEAST I COULD DIE IN PEACE REALIZING THAT I'VE TRIED 250))
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Kennedy says he was diagnosed with cancer last year, but that isn't stopping him from completing his mission.
He says he tries to walk at least 12-miles a day and hopes to make it to Washington by the end of August.
There's a new sign that fish really may be brain food.
A study suggests that older people who eat fish at least once a week may cut their risk of Alzheimer's disease by more than half.
People 65 and older who had fish once a week had a 60 percent lower risk of Alzheimer's than those who never or rarely ate fish.
Meals included tuna sandwiches, fishsticks and shellfish. Amounts eaten were not specified.
A researcher says fish is rich in an omega-three fatty acid that's believed to be important for brain development. But she says it's still too soon to be sure fish has properties that can fight Alzheimer's.
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A well known treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder is becoming popular for other reasons.
Ritalin is quickly becoming the party drug of choice on some college campuses.
Dr. Sean Kenniff has more.
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[SUPER=01-Robert Casto/U. of Miami Student; :12]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Lefevre/U. of Miami Student; :20 Quick]
[SUPER=01-Jon Shaw/Psychiatrist; :38 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Brack/Miami Dean of Students; 1:02]
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((WHEN CLASSES START UP IN A MONTH OR SO ...IT'S A SURE BET
COLLEGE OFFICIALS WILL BE KEEPING AN EYE OUT FOR THE LATEST DRUG TREND
TO HIT CAMPUSES: RITALIN.
SOT: ROBERT CASTRO/UNIV. OF MIAMI STUDENT
"They've taken it in pill form, they've crushed it up. They've snorted
it, they've even put it sublingually, so that it'll be absorbed into the
system at a much more rapid rate ."
SOT: MELISSA LEFEVRE/UNIV. OF MIAMI STUDENT
"They'll take their ID cards, and crush it up, and do it in lines."
NEW TRACK: IT'S BEEN USED FOR DECADES TO TREAT ATTENTION DEFICIT
BUT IT'S NOT A DEPRESSANT. ACCORDING TO DR. JON SHAW, A PSYCHIATRIST
AND ADDICTION EXPERT-- RITALIN IS ACTUALLY A STIMULANT.
SOT : JON SHAW/PSYCHIATRIST, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI-JACKSON
"It's similar to methamphetamine and cocaine in it's basic structure,
and chemical properties."
CALLED RIDDY, R-BALL AND THE CRAM DRUG, RITALIN IS BEING USED BY
STUDENTS TO STAY UP ALL NIGHT...WHETHER THEY'RE READING...WRITING...OR
SOME EXPERTS SAY DOCTORS MAY BE PART OF THE PROBLEM. PRESCRIPTIONS FOR
RITALIN HAVE GONE UP-- AND THE PRODUCTION OF RITALIN HAS INCREASED 850%
SOT: JENNIFER BRACK/DEAN OF STUDENTS, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
"It's readily available. It's easy to get a prescrption. It seems to be
easier to convince doctors students need a prescription. And even if
they don't. they try to get it so they can sell ritalin."
NEW TRACK: BUT BUYER AND USER BEWARE. IF YOU DON'T HAVE A-D-H-D...
THERE'S NO INDICATION RITALIN WILL HELP YOU FOCUS-- BUT IT WILL MAKE YOU
WIRED... FOR A TIME...AND THEN YOU WILL CRASH ...CERTAINLY NO CURE FOR
PROCRASTINATION AND POOR PLANNING.
DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS))
Coming up next on the newscast, someone could be trying to drain your bank account,
we'll tell you about the latest scam on the internet, when we come back.
Everyone acknowledges spam is annyoing, but now there is a new type of spam that could rip you off.
It's called Phising and its designed to trick consumers into giving away their personal information.
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((DAVE BAKER/EARTHLINK: THEY TELL CONSUMERS THAT THE COMPANY HAS LOST THEIR CREDIT CARD AND OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION. THEY TRY TO TRICK CONSUMERS INTO TYPING IN THEIR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION, WHICH THE THIEF WHO CREATED THE PHISHER SITE THEN STEALS.))
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What makes this scam different is that the email comes from what appears to be a company the person uses- such as their bank or internet provider.
In fact, the Federal Trade Commission is filing charges against a Phisher who posed as America Online.
Coming up later in the newscast, the weekend box is full of Pirates and Bad Boys. We'll tell you who came out on top.
Also we'll see why actor Russell Crowe may have to switch from being a fighter to a lover.
On Wall Street today, investors pulled back following last weeks gains. As Alexis Christoforous tells us some poor earnings reports did not help.
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[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/CBS Marketwatch;]
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The Commonwealth Games wrapped up the bulk of their activites over the weekend, but the golf competition just got started today over at Hanging Rock.
The 36 hole stroke play event features 18 holes and another 18 tomorrow.
61 junior golfers are taking part in this year's tournament - and those numbers are down a good bit just a year ago.
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[SUPER=01-Billy McBride/Commonwealth Games Golf Coordinator; :00]
[OUT Q=...50 mile radois - say.]
Still, despite that the lack of numbers and the localization of the event - the competition is extremely tough.
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[SUPER=01-Zach Chapin/Golfer from Roanoke Co.; :01]
[SUPER=01-Josh Crowder/Golfer from Christiansburg; :14]
[SUPER=01-Gerard Kasza/Golfer from Cave Spring; :24]
[SUPER=01-Michael Milona/Golfer from Northside; :32]
[OUT Q=...TO WIN."]
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Only four girls are playing in the event this year.
More on that at the top of the hour.
We'll see who is leading the tournament tonight on News 7 at Six.
This year Tour De France has been one of the most eventful in history what with protesters lying the streets, huge wrecks and pileups, Lance Armstrong riding through a corn field and now a young fan's flag knocking Lance to the pavement.
[SUPER=03-Luz-Ardiden, France/OLN; :00]
Watch what happened to him during stage 15 today as the fan's yellow flag catches his handle bar and rips him to the ground.
The fall came with about 6 miles left in the 99-mile stage. Armstrong smacked onto the road, scraped his left elbow and dirtied the left shoulder of his yellow jersey.
He then climbed back on his bike and got back in the race.
The Texan also grazed his left hip but was otherwise unhurt.
The drama didn't stop there. A few seconds after getting back on his bike, Armstrong nearly fell again when his right foot slipped out of his pedal.
He went on to win the stage and now has a 67 second lead over Jan Ullrich.
Coming up on News 7 at 6 - we'll show you how some Europeans have been helping some 4 and 5 year olds get introduced to the game of soccer.
Take care folks and have a great Monday.
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The man who founded Campus Crusade for Christ has died.
Bill Bright died yesterday at his home in Orlando, Florida of pulmonary fibrosis.
In 1957, Bright summarized the Christian message in a 77-word booklet he titled ``The Four Spiritual Laws.''
Since its founding in 1951, Campus Crusade has spread to 191 countries.
In 1979, the ministry released a film depiction of the Gospel of Luke titled ``Jesus'' that has since been dubbed into more than 650 languages.
His long-time friend, the Reverend Billy Graham, said in a statement that Bright was dedicated to ``the evangelization of the world.''
Bill Bright was 81 years old.
Film producer Jerry Bruckheimer is smiling hard today.
He had the top two movies at the box office this weekend.
[SUPER=04-"Bad Boys" - Columbia;]
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reunited on the big screen for "Bad Boys Two"
The movie was the top box office draw.
It took in nearly 47 million dollars during its opening weekend.
Even though ``Pirates of the Caribbean'' fell to second after only one week on top, it still made a strong 33 million dollars.
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[SUPER=77-Bad Boys II/46.7/Pirates of the Caribbean/33.3/LXG/10.1/Johnny English/9.3/Terminator 3/9.2;]
That gives it a total of 132 million in only two weeks
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen finished third. And Johnny English and Terminator 3 rounded out the top 5.
Oscar winner Russell Crowe's next production doesn't have anything to do with acting.
Crowe announced today that he and wife Danielle Spencer are expecting a baby in January.
The musician turned actor tells Australia's Channel Nine television the experience quote "is a lot of fun".
Crowe began his career as a musician before landing movie rolls in Australia. He won the 2000 Best Actor Oscar for his role in The Gladiator. His wife is also a singer.
Crowe married Spencer in April.