A morning accident involving a school bus and another vehicle in Vinton results in charges, but NO injuries.
And, a decision today on when Saddam Hussein will face trial for war crimes.
Once again we're starting off with sunshine but again we have a chance for afternoon showers and storms some of which could be on the stronger side. I'll have a look at Skytracker seven radar coming up.
Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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A morning accident leads to reckless driving charges for a Roanoke County school bus driver.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
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Some scary moments for students and two drivers this morning in Vinton.
It happened just after eight o'clock at the corner of Tinker Avenue and Sixth Street.
39-year-old Thomas Hicks of Salem, was driving a bus full of children to William Byrd High School when the accident happened.
Police say Hicks cut the corner too close, pinning a car between a utility pole and the bus.
No one was injured.
The students were taken to school by another bus.
Hicks, who's a subsititute driver -usually works at the Roanoke County schools transportation department.
He was charged with reckless driving.
School officials say he is certified to drive a bus and has a clean record.
Hicks will not drive a school bus until the outcome of his court hearing.
The head of the Iraqi war- crimes tribunal says Saddam Hussein will be handed over to the Iraqis for trial by July first.
About 100 other suspects are also supposed to be handed over to
Iraqi authorities, before the U-S hands over sovereignty to the Iraqis.
Meanwhle, an Army General testifying on Capitol Hill is blaming a "failure of leadership" for the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal.
Jennifer Donelan reports.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. John Warner/(R) Virginia;]
[SUPER=01-Senator Carl Levin/(D) Michigan;]
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SITTING FRONT AND CENTER AT A SENATE HEARING TODAY, MAJOR GENERAL
ANTONIO TAGUBA, THE FIRST TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE AT ABU
GHARIB. TODAY HE CALLED THE WORK "AGONIZING."
Sot - Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba
"I commend those who came forward with the allegations"
THE GENERAL'S FINDINGS...DESCRIBE THE TREATMENT OF DETAINEES AS
"SADISTIC AND BLATANT."
Sot - Senator John Warner (R-VA)
"Warner: In simple words how did this happen? Taguba: Failure of
leadership, no training at all and no supervision."
ALSO QUESTIONED...THE UNDERSECRETARY OF DEFENSE, STEPHEN CABONE..
Question; Senator Carl Levin (D-MI)
Were you personally aware that dogs...used
Ans: No sir ......command level.
ONE QUESTION THAT CONTINUES TO HANG LIKE A BLACK CLOUD OVER THE
SCANDAL...WAS THE ABUSE PART OF A SYSTEM OR THE WORK OF A FEW?
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV)
Q: Who approved it.
I believe they did it at their own volition.
MANY FINDING FROM A RED CROSS REPORT WERE SIMILAR TO TAGUBA'S
FINDINGS...BUT IT APPEARS THAT AUTHORITES TRIED TO AVOID THE SCRUTINY.
McCaine: You found violations including moving prisoners to avoid NRC
Ans: Taguba: Yes sir.
Standup - Jennifer Donelan
STANDUP CLOSE: THE PENTAGON HAS AGREED TO GIVE MORE PICTURES AND AT
LEAST ONE VIDEO OF THE ABUSE TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO BE VIEWED IN
PRIVATE. SEVERAL LAWMAKERS WANT TO THE PUBLIC TO ALSO SEE THE MATERIAL,
BUT THE PENTAGON RETAINS CONTROL. JENNIFER DONELAN CBS NEWS WASHINGTON
In another troubled region, Palestinian officials say seven have been killed and more than 100 injured in the latest fighting in Gaza City.
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Militants also blew up an Israeli military vehicle, killing six
The violence came during an Israeli military operation in the area.
Explosions and machine gun fire were heard for more than 15
The Palestinians say six of the Palestinians were killed in
exchanges of fire with Israeli troops.
Witnesses say the seventh was killed in an Israeli missile strike on a car.
It was almost too close for comfort for one Colorado news crew--
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Several tornadoes touch down across the state, including this one that was captured by a T-V news camera.
The twister was so large, it forced the crew along with several other people to take shelter under a freeway overpass.
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((IF THERE WEREN'T OTHER PEOPLE I'D BE SCARED, BUT WITH THIS UNDERPASS TO GO UNDER I FEEL OKAY.))
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The tornado came right by the overpass, but no one was injured and there were no reports of any damage.
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Plans for a new quarry in Botetourt County are not rock solid.
A large crowd turned out last night for the Planning Commission meeting.
They were there to debate Timber Ridge Properties request to rezone 300 acres between Fincastle and Eagle Rock so it can operate a stone quarry and processing plant.
Opponents raised concerns about increased noise and traffic as well as possible contamination of Catawba Creek.
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((DAVID WILLIAMS/OPPOSES QUARRY: I'VE PUT MYSELF ALL THE WAY TO OWN 20 ACRES OF BEAUTIFUL BOTETOURT COUNTY. I WOULD LIKE TO LOOK AT MY BACK WINDOW AND SEE DEER AND TREES AND NOT A PIT.))
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But supporters say a quarry will bring much needed tax revenue and jobs to the area.
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((JOSH BRANDY/SUPPORTS QUARRY: I THINK THE REVENUE THAT WILL BE GENERATED BY THE QUARRY SHOULD IT COME INTO PLAY WOULD PROBABLY BE A BENEFIT TO THE COUNTY.))
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After four hours of debate, the Planning commission voted three to two against the proposed rezoning.
The commission's recommendation now goes to the board of supervisors, which has the final say.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll tell you why counting carbs doesn't with just what you eat.
Also a Pennsylvania family welcomes six new bundles of joy.
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Kobe Bryant may enter a plea this afternoon, a half day earlier than expected.
Today is the second of a three- day pre-trial hearing in his rape case.
Bryant is expected to plead innocent to charges that he raped a 19- year- old woman last year at a Colorado resort.
Bryant's accuser made a surprise appearance in court yesterday.
A court spokeswoman says she was told the woman was there to
Attorneys spent yesterday arguing whether the woman's sexual and
mental history is something jurors will hear about during the trial.
A Pennsylvania family will be buying in bulk from now on.
A woman who's already the mother of twins, has given birth to sextuplets.
Colette Cassidy reports.
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THEY ARE ONLY THE SECOND SET OF SEXTUPLETS IN PENNSYLVANIA HISTORY...THE
GOSSELIN SIX: ALEXIS, HANNAH, AIDEN, COLIN LEAH AND JOEL. THREE BOYS AND
THREE GIRLS EACH WEIGHING ABOUT THREE POUNDS, ALL DELIVERED IN JUST
(JOHN GOSSELIN/FATHER) I'd like to thank the lord..uh, it was amazing to
be at the delivery. you could see like a sea of arms and legs over the
curtin, so it was pretty neat.
JOHN GOSSELIN WAS WITH HIS WIFE KATE AS SHE DELIVERED THE BABIES BY
C-SECTION AT THE HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER. ALREADY THE PARENTS OF TWIN
GIRLS, THEY LIVE IN THIS HOME IN A SUBURB OF REDDING, WHERE A COMMUNITY
IS EAGERLY PREPARING FOR THE BABIES' ARRIVAL.
DR. ROBERT SLOAN/FAMILY PASTOR They have already gotten a year's supply
of diapers, they've gotten a year's supply of baby food, they have
gotten six cribs and two strollers for triplets.
DR. ROBERT SLOANE IS PASTOR OF THE GOSSELIN'S CHURCH, AND WHILE LOCAL
COMPANIES ARE CONTRIBUTING THE NECESSITIES, THE CHURCH HAS CHIPPED IN TO
EXPAND THE GOSSELIN'S HOUSE.
SLOAN/They're going to turn the garage into a bedroom, they're going to
remodel the kitchen so that there's a place for all these babies to be
fed. They're going to remodel an upstairs bathroom, uh so it's larger,
and they're going to add a deck, which will act like a giant playpen.
IT WILL BE SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE THE GOSSELIN SIX CAN COME HOME. DOCTORS
SAY THE NEXT THREE DAYS IN PARTICULAR ARE CRITICAL, BUT SO FAR, SO GOOD.
DR. DENNIS MUJSCE/NEONATOLOGIST All of them have had a wonderful
response to the therapy and to the surfactant, and at this point we
couldn't have asked for a better start for these kids.
That was Colette Cassidy reporting from Hershey, Pennsylvania.
When you think of a diet, you think about what you eat. But you also have to watch what you drink as well... especially if you are on a low carb diet.
Dr. Sean Kenniff counts the fluid carbs in the second part of our look at low carbohydrate diets.
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((DURING A DIET IT'S COMMON FOR PEOPLE TO ANALYZE EVERYTHING THEY EAT...
BUT FORGET ALL ABOUT WHAT THEY DRINK.
AND A CARB COUNTER HAS TO BECAREFUL....BECAUSE SOME BEVERAGES CAN DROWN
YOU IN CARBS.
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LIKE THIS A GLASS OF ORANGE JUICE.
IT'S FULL OF HEALTHY VITAMIN C, BUT LOADED WITH CARBS... 26 TO BE EXACT.
AND THAT'S THE CASE WITH MOST JUICES... THE CARB AMOUNT IS SIMILAR TO
SUGARED SOFT DRINKS OR EVEN HIGHER...
GRAPE JUICE HAS A WHOOPING 40 CARBS PER SERVING.
"you don't get full, its a liquid that leaves your stomach quickly
(butt-eating)and you eat more."
WHEN IT COMES TO SPIRITS... LOW-CARB DIETS SAY IF YOU BOOZE YOU LOSE AND
FOR GOOD REASON.
"Alcohol is a form of sugar." :
THE HIGHEST CARB COUNTS COME IN THOSE TROPICAL DRINKS... DAQAIRIS AND
MARGARITAS NOT ONLY HAVE ALCOHOL BUT (vo)LOTS OF SUGAR.
HARD ALCOHOL AND WINE ARE ALSO NO-NO'S.
THEN, THERE'S BEER.
SOME COMPANIES HAVE TRIED TO CAPITALIZE ON THE CARB CRAZE BY INTRODUCING
LOW-CARB BEER.... BUT.
"Low-carb beer is light beer"
LIGHT BEER HAS 3 POINT 2 GRAMS OF CARBS.... THE LOW-CARB VERSION - 2
NOT MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE.
SO IF YOU'RE CONCERNED ABOUT CARBS PICK SUGAR-FREE DRINKS LIKE DIET SODA
OR ICED TEA.
AND OF COURSE THE BEST CHOICE IS GOOD OLD FASHIONED H2O... NO MATTER HOW
YOU ORDER IT.
ACTUALLY, I WANTED THIS SHAKEN NOT STIRRED.
DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))
Coming up tomorrow we will look at some new products on the Supermarket shelves.
The new health bars say they're low in carbs- but are they really?.. Plus, are they good for
you.? We'll also explain what "net-carbs" are and how different sugars
impact your body.
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Next on the newscast, Leo will let us know high the mercury will climb.
Plus we'll see how one baby has already outgrown its kiddie pool.
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250 years ago Bedford County convened its first official meeting.
Last night those same men returned for an encore... at least in spirit.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Twenty years before our country was born, Bedford County was already doing business on its own.
((ON THE FIFTH DAY OF MAY, IN THE 27TH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF OUR SOVEREIGN LORD, GEORGE SECUNDIS REX..))
In May of 1754, members of the first governing body met and swore themselves in.. the predecessor to today's board of supervisors.
To honor their 18th-century colleagues, county leaders donned period costumes and powdered wigs to recreate that event.. including a presentation from the state's longest-serving legislator.
((DEL. LACEY PUTNEY/I-BEDFORD: WHEN I OFFERED THIS RESOLUTION AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES WANTED TO KNOW IF I WAS IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES AT THAT TIME..))
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Even though signs of the 21st century were still present, the board hopes citizens will learn to appreciate the county's long and storied history.
((BOBBY POLLARD/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: I HOPE THE CITIZENS OF BEDFORD COUNTY WILL FEEL SOME PATRIOTISM TOWARD THEIR LOCAL GOVERNMENT, THEIR LOCAL COUNTY AND WHAT WE ACTUALLY HAVE HERE IN BEDFORD COUNTY AND HOW FORTUNATE WE ARE TO HAVE THE FREEDOM HERE IN BEDFORD COUNTY.))
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((GLENN AYERS/250TH CELEBRATION ORGANIZER: THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO SHOW THAT BEDFORD COUNTY IS A WONDERFUL.. IT'S NOT JUST A SCENIC PLACE, BUT IT'S A VERY HISTORIC PLACE. ))
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Events celebrating the 250th anniversary will continue through the end of the year, including a parade in downtown Bedford later this month.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County. ))
No matter what their species-- toddlers can't resist a kiddie pool.
Staff at one of the oldest zoos in the world set up a pool for its newest addition, an 11- month- old baby elephant named, Mongu, to get him through an unexpected heat wave.
The sudden onset of spring meant that the zoo's staff had not prepared the elephants' outside pool.
So, they had to resort to a smaller version.
Mongu doesn't seem to mind though-- he's splashing around and getting himself and everyone around him as wet as possible...
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 33 points. The NASDAQ has gained 32.
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After the break, a Hokie golfer gets a top honor.
Plus we'll tell see how a good defense is boosting the Radford Highlanders.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning, coached by former Virginia Lancers' boss John Tortorella, were looking to take a two games to none lead on the Flyers in their best of 7 Eastern Conference final last night.
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But the Flyers would rely on years of tradition and pride to bounce back in a big way, and even up the series at a game apiece.
Five different Flyers scored through the first two periods to make it a five to nothing game heading to the third.
The Flyers would add one more in the final period, and go on to win it 6 to 2.
The Virginia Tech golf team will be playing host to the NC-Double-A division one championship at the Cascades course in Hot Springs the first week of June.
Yesterday afternoon Hokie golfer Ryan Stinnett was invited to play in the NC-Double-A East Regional at Yale.
Stinnett is a senior from Amherst.
He won medalist honors at the Big East championships last month.
This is his fourth straight trip to the regionals.
Radford University's baseball team has experienced the highs and lows and everything in between this season.
And with the Big South tournament still to come - Steve Mason says who knows what's in store for the Highlanders.
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