A group opposed to a new stadium and amphitheater in Roanoke is also protesting a forum on the issue planned for
Joe Dashiell will join us in a moment with more on that story.
And in Michigan, a house fire kills a mother and her five children.
Those who knew the woman say she was also pregnant.
The frontal boundry didn't kick far enough to our south to bring in the dry air so get used to the clouds and showers. I'll have your forecast.
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
Opponents of the plan to build a new stadium and amphitheater in Roanoke are raising objections to the public forum city officials are holding tomorrow night.
[ROANOKE DOUBLE BOXES=Kimberly/Joe Microwave;]
Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision called a news conference this morning to air their complaints... and Joe Dashiell is outside the civic center with more on the story.
Kimberly... city officials felt that the benefits of the new stadium amphitheater have been lost in the recent controverys over the future of Victory Stadium... they scheduled the forum to present their case and hear from residents...
But opponents accuse the city of trying to stack the deck against them by denying their group the opportunity to present their case.
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[IN Q=I think the expectation]
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Citizens for Sensible Stadium Decision;]
[OUT Q=frustrated by that.]
Joe adlibs ove :30 of VO
[OUT Q=is scheduled to begin.]
[DOUBLE BOXES= /Microwave;]
President Bush held a wide- ranging news conference this morning at the White House, his first news conference in a while.
The violence in post- war Iraq and a renewed warning of terrorist attacks took up most of his time.
Teri Okita has more from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Washington.]
(LOCATOR: THE WHITE HOUSE)
TRACK: QUESTIONS ON POST-WAR PLANNING KICKED OFF THE Q-AND-A SESSION
PRESIDENT BUSH DEFENDING U-S TROOP DEPLOYMENT AND ROTATION IN IRAQ AND
HIS ADMINISTRATIONS HANDLING OF RECONSTRUCTION EFFORTS.
SOT: 10:42:50 as they become more secure freedom is real, become more
part of society
TRACK: THE PRESIDENT SAYS AMERICANS SAFETY REMAINS A TOP PRIORITY. IN
RESPONSE TO A HOMELAND SECURITY WARNING THAT AL-QAEDA MAY BE PLANNNG TO
HIJACK AND CRASH MORE PLANES POSSIBLY BY SUMMERS END, MR. BUSH SAYS
THE THREAT IS REAL, ALTHOUGH THEY DONT HAVE SPECIFIC DATA ON ANY
SOT: 10:43:50 we do know al qaeda tends to use methods that works in the
TRACK: IN RECENT DAYS, A CALL TO DECLASSIFY A 9-11 REPORT DEALING WITH
SAUDI ARABIA HAS BEEN FLATLY REJECTED BY THE WHITE HOUSE. THE REPORT
IMPLIES POSSIBLE LINKS BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS IN THE SAUDI GOVERNMENT AND
SOME OF THE 9-11 HIJACKERS, BUT MR. BUSH SAYS DECLASSIFICATION COULD
SOT: (10:47:51ish) it would show people how we collect information and
on whom we're collecting information, which, in my judgment and in the
judgment of senior law enforcement officials in my administration, would
be harmful on the war against terror.
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)STANDUP: tba on economy
A Michigan woman and her five small children died in a house fire last night.
Police and neighbors say the 25- year- old woman was also pregnant with twins.
Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire that tore through the two- story brick home.
The six victims were the only people inside the home, and were all asleep upstairs when the blaze started.
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[IN Q=This is a terrible]
((WILBURT "SKIP" MCADAMS/PONTIAC FIRE CHIEF:THIS IS A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY FOR THE CITY OF PONTIAC AND FOR THE PONTIAC FIRE DEPARTMENT AND PEOPLE IN GENERAL. ))
[SUPER=01-Wilburt "Skip" McAdams/Pontiac Fire Chief;]
[OUT Q=people in general.]
Authorities say they aren't sure if the house had working smoke detectors.
One neighbor says she tried to help when she saw flames shooting from windows in the house, but got no response when she beat on the windows.
Fierce Mediterranean winds are fueling the forest fires burning along the French Riviera.
Officials suspect the fires were set deliberately.
[SUPER=03-La Motte, France;]
The fires have burned more than 21- thousand acres so far, and have killed four tourists.
More than 20- thousand residents and campers have evacuated the region.
Officials are hoping for rain, but there hasn't been any for two and a half months.
A similar situation in central Portugal, where hundreds of firefighters and soldiers are battling flames for a third straight day.
Officials also suspect an arsonist is responsible for these wildfires.
((KIM TOSS TO LEO))
[SS=NONE]LEO in WX-CENTER
(LEO TOSS to KIM)
New jobs in the automotive industry are coming to the region.
In Altavista, Schrader Bridgeport International will make just over a five-million dollar investment and add 50 jobs.
Those positions will come over a two and half year period.
Schrader supplies automotive tire and control valves and accessories.
In Russell County, Teleflex Automotive will expand its manufacturing operation.
The three-million-dollar expansion adds 75-jobs to the plant in Lebanon.
Statewide today, Governor Warner made a total of four auto job announcements, totaling 58-million dollars.
Two Lynchburg groups dedicated to the fine arts are joining forces.. both physically and financially.
The Lynchburg Fine Arts Center and the Academy of Music today announced they are merging their organizations.
The move means all of the city's performance activities will eventually be located in the century-old Academy of Music which is under renovation.
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[IN Q=We are bringing]
((MICHAEL GILLETTE/LFAC CHAIRMAN: WE ARE BRINGING THE BEST OF THESE TWO ORGANIZATIONS TOGETHER.. MAINTAIN A COMMITMENT TO THE MISSIONS OF BOTH THESE ORGANIZATIONS.. THE GOALS OF OUR PROGRAMMING.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Gillette/Lynchburg Fine Arts Center Chairman;]
[OUT Q=goals of our programming.]
Both groups hope to have S-C-C approval of the merger within the next few weeks.
Restoration of the Academy of Music should be completed by late 2005.
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Coming up after the break, a woman says she can solve a missing person case from 17 years ago.
Also prosecutors in Los Angeles face a tough decision as a jury cannot decide the fate of a police officer who is accused of assaulting a suspect.
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Police in Inglewood, California have stepped up patrols overnight following a hung jury in the trial of a white police officer who was caught on tape roughing up a black teenager in handcuffs.
Prosecutors now are deciding whether to re- try the case.
Vince Gonzales reports.
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[SUPER=04-Amateur Video - July 2002;]
[SUPER=01-John Barnett/Defense Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Vince Gonzales/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Gonzales, CBS News, Inglewood, CA.]
(SUPER: Inglewood, CA)
(NATS) prayer vigil
Hours after the verdict, there were prayers for peace in Inglewood,
Local leaders formed anti-violence groups that fanned out across the
community. But even they were not immune to the anger generated by the
(NATS//WOMAN REAX) YOU SAW WITH YOUR OWN EYES, THOSE WHITE BOYS BEATING
UP THAT LITTLE BLACK BOY, AND YOU STILL GOING TO PRAY FOR PEACE? FOR
THEM TO KEEP ON WHIPPING OUR ASS?
(SUPER: Amateur Video/July 2002)
What people here SAW was THIS: former police officer Jeremy Morse
slamming a 16-year-old onto the trunk of a patrol car...and then
punching him during an arrest last year.
But on Tuesday, it was THIS image that shocked Inglewood...as a judge
declared a mistrial in the case against Morse.
(NATS/JUDGE/) I'M DECLARING A HUNG JURY AS TO COUNT ONE.
And when Morse's co-defendant, Bijan Darvish, was found not guilty of
filing a false report...
(NATS/CLERK/) WE THE JURY FIND THE DEFENDANT NOT GUILTY.
...some here reacted angrily.
(NATS-verdict reax) NO! UNBELIEVEABLE!
Outside the court, protesters repeatedly interrupted Morse's defense
attorney during a news conference.
(SUPER: John Barnett/Defense Attorney)
(SOT/John Barnett, Morse's Defense Attorney) I REMAIN CONVINCED OF HIS
(PROTESTOR:) YEAH, AS LONG AS THE JURY'S ALL WHITE!
But many here say the climate is different than it was after the Rodney
(SOT/SHOPKEEPER) YOU GOT MORE PEOPLE LOOKING AT THE KOBE CASE THAN THIS
Morse's lawyer said he will ask a judge to throw out the case against
his client and prevent a new trial. As for Darvish...he could be back
patrolling the streets as early as today. Vince Gonzales, CBS News,
The numbers aren't good for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
The company says it lost more than 73-million dollars in the second quarter.
Officials cite high raw material expenses and costs related to layoffs for the 42-cents a share loss.
The same time last year, Goodyear earned 29-million dollars.
Goodyear operates a plant in Danville employing about two-thousand people.
They have been working without a contract since April but continue to work towards a new deal with the company.
A man from Michigan was injured last night while swimming at the Cascades in Giles County.
Doug Bliss was swimming with his fianc� and her children yesterday afternoon when he slipped and hit the back of his head on a rock.
Two other hikers in the area had a cell phone and called for help.
Several volunteers with the Giles Rescue squad used their own four-wheelers to travel some two miles up the trail to reach the victim.
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[SOT 01:00:04 ]
[IN Q=Once you arrive]
((BILL DAVIS/GILES CO. RESCUE SQUAD; ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE TOP YOU HAVE TO GO ABOUT THERE'S ABOUT A 100 YARD EMBANKMENT YOU HAVE TO GO DOWN WE FOUND HIM LAYING DOWN AT THE BOTTOM, ONCE WE GET DOWN IN THERE, WE HAD TO STABILIZE HIM, PACKAGE HIM, AND AT THAT TIME IT TOOK ABOUT EIGHT PEOPLE TO CARRY HIM UP THE HILL. ))
[SUPER=01-Bill Davis/Giles Co. Rescue Squad;]
[OUT Q=up the hill.]
The victim was then loaded onto a homemade carrier attached to a four wheeler.
In all, it would take almost three hours to rescue the man.
His condition has not been released.
Nearly 17 years after a six- year- old girl vanished without a trace from a small town outside Indianapolis, there is now word that she may have finally been found, in Virginia.
Cynthia Bowers has the story.
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[SUPER=03-Thorntown, IN; :11]
[SUPER=01-Mike Sherrill/Shannon's Father; :46]
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Bowers/CBS News; :54]
[SUPER=01-Mona Nease/Thorntown Resident; 1:17 VERY QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Jay Huber/Thorntown Resident; 1:25]
[SUPER=01-Dave Bursten/Indiana State Police; 1:35]
[OUT Q=that this is her.]
For nearly 17 years close-knit Thorntown, Indiana has had hope..
WE NEVER GAVE UP HOPE
that the only child ever to disappear from here would someday be found
The original missing persons poster of little Shannon Sherrill still
hangs in the town hall.. It was October 1986 when the 6 year old girl
was playing with friends in this trailer park and suddenly went missing.
(Sot/Mike Sherrill) I NEED TO FIND MY LITTLE GIRL.
All these years, an exhaustive search ((including a computerized age
progression)) yielded few clues....until last Saturday.
SOT: I HEARD HER VOICE AND JUST LIT UP INSIDE.
((STANDUP)) Mike Sherrill was speaking to a 22-year old woman from
Virginia who said SHE might be Shannon. The woman, a married mother of
two, said she had recovered some memories of childhood in therapy.
((ANYTHING ELSE YOU COULD ADD TO THIS??)
(Sot/Mike Sherrill father) NOT A DAY GOES BY I DON'T THINK OF HER.
Once a cold case, the kidnapping is now back on the front page and in
the thoughts of people in town.
(Sot/Mona Nease Thorntown Resident)
(Sot/Jay Huber Thorntown Resident)
Investigators from the Indiana State police aren't saying much
(Sgt. Dave Bursten Indiana State Police) THIS IS AN ONGOING
..as they wait for DNA test results to come back. A few miles down the
road at the Eat Here and Get Gas Restaurant he runs, Shannon's dad is
trying to keep his emotions in check.
(Sot/ Mike Sherrill) I'M ECSTATIC, ANXIOUS, I WANT HER HERE NOW. I'VE
GOT A MILLION QUESTIONS BUT I'D PROBABLY JUST PUT MY ARMS AROUND HER HUG
HER AND SAY YOU'RE HOME.
That was Cynthia Bowers reporting.
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Coming up next we will see some people who are into Monopoly in a really big way.
But first, we'll tell you why a simple mistake turned the world upside down for one helicopter pilot.
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A scary ride this morning for a helicopter pilot near a popular amusement park in New Jersey.
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The chopper overturned and crashed, as it took off from a heliport adjacent to the Six Flags Great Adventure park.
The pilot survived, and was walking around after the accident, but was taken to the hospital complaining of back pain.
Six Flags had hired the chopper to spray the park for green flies.
The pilot apparently took off with a hose still attached to a truck.
No word on his condition.
When you play this Monopoly game, the "community chest" is large enough for you to climb into--
Instead of MOVING their tokens, players can WEAR their tokens in the giant Monopoly tournament in Reno, Nevada.
125 participants representing Harrah's Casino Properties all over the nation received all- expense paid trips to play in the Monopoly Race to Go Tournament.
The first player to make it all the way around the gigantic game board won the 100- thousand dollar grand prize.
But coming in second was hardly a stop in the low- rent district.
That player took home seven grand.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was down six points. The NASDAQ has lost nine.
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Coming up in sports,
we'll catch up with a former Virginia Tech star who's getting a new start with a new team.
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[COMM BREAK #3]
When there are cuts on the field, the door opens for another player.
Such is the case for former Tech star Ben Taylor, who watched the Browns liquidate their entire line-backing corps.
Mike Stevens has this starter's story.
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[SUPER=03-Berea, OH; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ben Taylor/Browns Starting Linebacker; :15]
[SUPER=04-2001 Virginia Tech Season; 1:03]
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