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He helped nab convicted child molester Tony Leyva, now a Haitian man will receive a thousand dollar reward.
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And a Lexington newspaper reporter finds HIMSELF in the headlines after being indicted on more than dozen counts of possessing child pornography.



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A flood watch continues until 4:00pm for our viewing area. As a line of heavy rain works through the region. I'll have your forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Good After Noon. I'm Kimberly McBroom.
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A Haitian man will reportedly receive a thousand dollar reward for single - handedly catching child molester Tony Leyva.
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U-S Embassy officials say the man tackled and tied up Leyva, after recognizing the self-ordained evangelist minister from posters the embassy had plastered around the country. Leyva was deported earlier this week, and was in the custody of U-S Marshals in Florida. They say he will likely be returned to the federal prison system after a court hearing. Leyva was convicted of conspiring to molest dozens of young boys back in 1988. He jumped parole from Roanoke in July and fled to Haiti. Authorities still don't know how he got into the country.
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[Harris-Charges]


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A Lexington reporter is in more trouble with the law.
47 year old Jerry Harris, a reporter and columnist with the Lexington News-Gazette, was indicted yesterday on 15 counts of possessing child pornography.
Yesterday's indictment means Harris now faces a total of 30 charges.
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[take 101ess FS]
He had already been charged with [take 102essFS] six counts of aggravated sexual battery, [take 103ess FS] six counts of forcible sodomy and [take 104ess FS] three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child under 14.
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Rockbridge County officials began investigating Harris after allegations against him surfaced in May.
He was arrested three months ago and is currently free on bail.

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[Iraq]


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The U-S is asking for help with Iraq, but that seems easier said than done.
France and Germany aren't going along yet, but Russia may be willing to pitch in.
Jennifer Miller is in Washington with more on this, and the latest on the situation in Iraq.
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[SUPER=03-Tikrit, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-James Hickey/4th Infantry; :18]
[SUPER=01-Ricardo Sanchez/Commander of U. S. Forces in Iraq; :50]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=Miller, CBS News, Washington.]

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IN WHAT SEEMS LIKE A DAILY ROUTINE ... AMERICAN SOLDIERS CAME UNDER ATTACK AGAIN TODAY. THIS TIME IN SADDAM HUSSEIN'S HOMETOWN OF TIKRIT, WHERE COMMANDERS HAVE SAID HE MIGHT STILL BE HIDING.

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NEARBY...TROOPS RAIDED HOMES SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTED BOMB MAKERS ... AND THEIR WEAPONS.
COLONEL JAMES HICKEY, COMMANDER OF THE 1ST BRIGADE OF THE 4TH INFANTRY: "Our aim here tonight was to detain an individual we have good reason to believe was involved in the making of improvised explosive devices here in Tikrit area."
THEY ALSO CONFISCATED 11-HUNDRED DOLLARS ... THE GOING RATE FOR AN ATTACK ON AMERICANS.

(NAT)

THE TOP U-S COMMANDER IN IRAQ SAYS HIS TROOPS COULD SOON BE STRETCHED TO THE LIMIT... AND HE NEEDS MORE INTERNATIONAL TROOPS TO DEAL WITH SECURITY THEATS.

SOT: LIEUTENANT GENERAL RICARDO SANCHEZ/ GROUND COMMANDER OF U.S. FORCES

IN IRAQ The actual command and control arrangement would be worked out just like we are working out any coalition contribution to the country.
THE U-S IS PROPOSING A U-N RESOLUTION TO GET MORE COUNTRIES COMMITING MONEY AND TROOPS. BUT IT WOULD KEEP POWER IN U-S HANDS. IN GERMANY TODAY, CHANCELLOR GERHARD SCHRODER AND FRENCH PRESIDENT JACQUE CHIRAC SAY THE RESOLUTION FALLS SHORT... THAT THE PRIORITY SHOULD BE SHIFTING CONTROL TO THE IRAQIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
STANDUP CLOSE: (RUSSIA)

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A man whose nomination to a federal appeals court has been blocked by Senate Democrats has apparently had his fill of the controversy.
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Bush administration officials say Miguel Estrada is pulling his name from consideration.
Democrats have argued that Estrada, as well as some other judicial nominees are too conservative.
Officials say Estrada wrote a letter to President Bush, explaining his reasons.
An official announcement could come later today.
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There were no real surprises as candidates in California's recall election squared off in their first debate.
The leading contenders hoping to oust Governor Gray Davis were there, with the exception of the Republican front- runner.
Jerry Bowen reports.
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[SUPER=03-Walnut Creek, CA; :00 hot change to!]
[SUPER=04-KTVU/Contra Costa Times; :03]
[SUPER=01-Dan Walters/Sacramento Bee Columnist; :29]
[SUPER=03-Long Beach, CA; :37]
[SUPER=01-Arnold Schwarzenegger/(R) Candidate for Governor; :48]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Bowen/CBS News; 1:04]
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(SUPER: Walnut Creek, CA)
(SUPER: Courtesy KTVU/Contra Costa Times)

IT WAS THE FIRST CANDIDATES DEBATE BUT THE STAR OF THIS UNCONVENTIONAL RECALL CAMPAIGN WAS A NO SHOW...ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER SAYING HE WAS TOO BUSY.
SO EMBATTLED GOVERNOR GRAY DAVIS STEPPED UP TO EXPLAIN WHY VOTERS SHOULD LET HIM STAY IN OFFICE:

(NO SUPER)
(SOT:) Davis: "California is not the highly taxed state that my

opponents want you to believe."
FIVE POSSIBLE REPLACEMENTS TRIED TO EXPLAIN WHY THEY SHOULD TAKE OVER FOR HIM:

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(SOT/MONTAGE) Ueberroth: "We have a budget that doesn't make sense."

McClintock "The public sector cannot continue to grow at the expense of the private sector"

(SUPER: Dan Walters/Sacramento Bee Columnist)
SOT Walters "Without Schwarzenegger, the whole thing was kind of....

.... boring?"

(SUPER: Long Beach, CA)

AND ALL THE WHILE, THE REPUBLICAN FRONT RUNNER WAS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA....600 MILES AWAY....SHAKING OFF AN EGG ATTACK AND ENCOURAGING LONG BEACH COLLEGE STUDENTS TO REGISTER AND VOTE FOR HIM:

(SUPER: Arnold Schwarzenegger/(R)- Candidate for Governor)
(SOT?/130640) "MY GRADING SYSTEM IS VERY SIMPLE. IF YOU KNOW HOW TO

SPELL SCHWARZENEGGER, YOU GET AN "A". IF YOU CROSS OVER AND VOTE FOR ME, YOU GET AN "A PLUS."
LATER TELLING REPORTERS HE'S LOOKING FORWARD TO THE SINGLE DEBATE HE HAS TIME FOR:

(SOT:) Schwarzenegger "It is something I like to do."


THAT SINGLE DEBATE IS THE ONLY FORUM WHERE SCHWARZENEGGER AND THE OTHER REPLACEMENT CANDIDATES WILL BE GIVEN THE QUESTIONS A WEEK IN ADVANCE. JERRY BOWEN CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES ))

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Fireworks of a DIFFERENT nature made for quite a spectacle in Indiana.
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It looked like the fourth of July in September.
The Johnny Rockets Fireworks Store in Hammond, Indiana went up in flames early this morning, launching fireworks high into the air.
Firefighters, who normally rush toward a burning building, could do nothing but stand back and watch the show.
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((BILL COOK/BATTALION FIRE CHIEF: ANYTIME YOU'RE DEALING WITH FIREWORKS AND FIRE, IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.))
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Eventually, firefighters were able to get some water on the blaze and put it out, but not before the place was in ruins.
No one was injured.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Police are looking for a suspect who robbed an elderly man in his home, while pretending to have car trouble--
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and the Virginia State Police are searching a few good men and women to protect the state's roadways.
We'll tell you why when News 7 at Noon returns.
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Traffic is back up to speed on Route 4-19 in Salem after an accident slowed things down early this morning.
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Authorities say Route 419 Southbound between Apperson Drive and Roanoke Boulevard has re-opened.
The road was closed for several hours this morning while crews cleaned up a fuel spill from an accident.
Police say a tractor trailer struck a car while pulling out of a nearby gas station.
When the two collided, authorities say the car ruptured the truck's fuel tank, spilling between 30 and 40 gallons of fuel onto the road.
No one was injured.
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Franklin County officials are looking for the man who posed as a stranded motorist and robbed an elderly man in his home.
Deputies say it happened in the 58-hundred block of Franklin Street around 3 o-clock yesterday afternoon.
Kermit Shively says he was unloading groceries from his car when the man walked up and told him his car had run out of gas.
The robber then helped Shively carry groceries into his home.
Once inside, he attacked Shively and stole his wallet.
Deputies are still searching for the robber and a white Ford Tempo also spotted in the area.

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The Virginia State Police department wants to add a few good officers to its ranks. There are currently more than 18-hundred sworn employees.
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State police say for the most part they've been able to fill vacancies when troopers resign or retire. But they would like to see the department grow so that more troopers can patrol the state's roads and interstates. So, a full time employee is now assigned in each division to do nothing but recruit young people who fit their requirements. For instance, you must be 21- when you're hired.
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(( SGT. TOM FOSTER/STATE POLICE SPOKESMAN: I THINK WHEN THEY THINK OF STATE POLICE THEY THINK OF TRAFFIC AND RADAR, WHEN IN FACT WE'RE A FULL SERVICE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, WE HAVE MEMBERS THAT ARE INVOLVED IN HIGH TECH CRIMES, MAJOR CRIMES UNITS, AND FUGITIVE APPREHENSION UNITS, WE HAVE SCUBA TEAMS, WE HAVE PILOTS, WE HAVE ARSON INVESTIGATORS, BOMB TECHNICIANS... WHO'S JOB IS TO GUARD THE GOVERNOR AND HIS FAMILY. ))
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The state police academy is 37 weeks long, so it takes about a year before a recruit is ready to hit the road.
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Will the cooler temperatures and wet weather stick around for the weekend? Leo has your complete forecast coming up
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and Miami was feeling the heat last night as the Latin Grammys took center stage. We'll have a wrap up after the break.
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[Latin-Grammys]


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Miami got a lot hotter last night, as Latin performers honored their best and brightest at the Fourth Annual Latin Grammy Awards.
It was the first time the city with the Latino beat hosted the event.
Katie McGee reports.
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((
Script:
Nat Clip: Black Eyed Peas/Juanes
Track: Columbian superstar Juanes turned up the heat in Miami... bringing the crowd to their feet
Nat/Applause:
Track: Juanes raked in the most golden Grammies of the night with five including Record of the year...
Nat/Juanes: accepting
(9:12-log) I am from Columbia and people have a bad image of my

country//I am representing the part of my country that has dreams...
Track The sizzling show, seen in more than 100 countries, brought out the biggest names in latin music... like crossover sensation, Thalia
Nat:Thalia:Performance
Track: And international superstar ricky martin chose a serenade... over a shake of his famous bon-bon
Nat/ Ricky Performance
Track: The event brought out Latinos-at-heart.. like American Idol performer Kelly Clarkson
Nats:George Lopez: Everyone join together: Azukar But the most touching moment of the evening was the all-star tribute to the late Salsa Queen Celia Cruz:
(end of song when all are on stage)


Katie Standup: It was the first time the award show took place place in Miami...and the opportunity, if only for a night, for people whether cuban, mexican ...or american to put politics aside and join together in the universal language of music
Sig out: In Miami, Katie McGee. )) [N-W toss Next]

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On Wall Street at Noon, the Nasdaq is up six points; the Dow gained 2 points.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

NASCAR drivers are revving up for this weekend's race in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT ]

And the Redskins are hoping to soar high above the Jets, as football season gets under way.
We will have more coming up in sports.
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The Washington Redskins kick off the NFL season tonight at nine against the New York Jets.
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The Skins are counting on big things from a former Jet, wide receiver Laveranues (La- VER- nee- uhs) Coles.
Coles joined the Skins this offseason after 170 receptions, including 13 TD's during his three seasons in New York.


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[OUT Q=catch a lot of balls."]
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The addition of Coles and his 13 million dollar signing bonus has been a motivator for the Skins' former number one receiver Rod Gardner, who got to know Coles from their high school days in Florida.
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[SUPER=01-Rod Gardner/1006 Receiving Yards in 2002; :03]
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[OUT Q=make things better."]
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Winston Cup drivers are pulling into Richmond this weekend for the Chevy Rock N Roll 400.
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Tony Stewart has already won twice at Richmond, and he likes his odds for a third victory at a track he enjoys racing on.
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[SUPER=01-Tony Stewart/Defending Winston Cup Champion; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....places we go"]
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[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/May 2002;]

Richmond has installed the reduction barrier, but it has been modified slightly from the original version that made its debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2002.
It is expected to reduce the forces absorbed by drivers in crashes.
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[OUT Q=......I think it's great"]
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Cave Spring's volleyball team enters this season on a 29- match winning streak that earned the Knights the group Double-A state championship last season.
Their first game is tonight against Northside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Under second year coach Tamalyn Tanis, the Knights were a perfect 29 and OH last season, and with three starters back, she feels good about this years team.
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[SUPER=01-Tamalyn Tanis/Cave Spring Volleyball Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Katie Morrison/Cave Spring Player; :07]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=.....for a while"]
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[VO-NAT]


Tanis and other coaches are dealing with new rules this season.
Games now go to 25 points, and teams can score regardless of who is serving.

[Gring]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
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And we have late word on changes coming at Roanoke College.
The school is going to be looking for a new president.
David Gring told faculty and staff this morning that he's decided to retire.
Gring has been in office at the Salem liberal arts college since October of 1989.


[Cow-Carving]


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[WRITER=kmc]
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And finally today--
It remains to be seen if you could do the same with "Parkay".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;]


But BUTTER has proven to be nice subsitute for clay.
For the sixth year in a row, sculptors at the Utah State Fair in Salt Lake City molded their famous butter sculpture.

The Mother Goose rhyme, "The Cow Jumped over the Moon" was the inspiration for this year's theme, "imagine that."
It took five days and 40- hours to create the buttery bovine.
But sculptors say it was something they've come to look forward to every year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's great, it's fun]

((DEBBIE BROWN/BUTTER SCULPTOR: IT'S GREAT, IT'S FUN TO SEE SOMETHING COME TO LIFE OUT OF BUTTER SO WE'VE REALLY ENJOYED IT. IT'S TOO BAD WE CAN'T KEEP IT, BUT I DON'T THINK ANY OF US HAVE ENOUGH SPACE FOR ALL THAT BUTTER. ))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Brown/Butter Sculptor;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=for all that butter.]
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[VO-NAT]

The sculpture is stored in its own refrigerated display case. Local dairies recycle and store the butter for future creations.
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