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A man is holding police at bay near a public park in Lynchburg.
A soldier from Virginia faces a court- martial for allegedly abusing Iraqi prisoners.
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And, Salem police hope this composite sketch will help them nab a bank robbery suspect.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.

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Lynchburg police have evacuated part of a city park as they try to negotiate with a man who may be armed, and threatening them.
About a dozen officers are near the Ardmore Drive entrance to Peaksview Park.
The suspect, who can be heard shouting to police, is in the woods near the softball field.
Officers have the area surrounded and are trying to talk with the suspect.
He has reportedly told them he has a gun stashed in the woods with him, but officers have NOT seen a weapon.
Within the last few minutes, the police tactical team arrived to help with the situation.

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The Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal leads to two more court- martials.
One of the soldiers facing charges is from Virginia.
U-S Military officials say Staff Sergeant Ivan Frederick of Buckingham County will undergo a general court- martial.
37- year- old Frederick is a prison guard at Buckingham Correctional Center.
Meanwhile, reaction from around the world is pouring in over the videotaped beheading of an American civilian.
Al-Qaida says the killing was in retaliation for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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(( TRACK: THE GRUESOME BEHEADING OF 26-YEAR-OLD PHILADELPHIA CONTRACTOR, NICK BERG, HAS LEFT AMERICANS STUNNED AND BERGS FATHER IS PLACING SOME OF THE BLAME ON THE U-S GOVERNMENT. MICHAEL BERG SAYS HIS SON MIGHT STILL BE ALIVE IF U-S OFFICIALS HADNT DETAINED HIM FOR TWO WEEKS... BUT U-S AUTHORITIES DENY HE WAS EVER IN THEIR CUSTODY.

SOT: DAN SENOR/COALITION SPOKESMAN

we are committed of getting to the bottom of it
TRACK: THE AL-QAEDA LEADER IN IRAQ VOWS MORE REVENGE KILLINGS FOR, WHAT HE CALLS, THE SATANIC DEGRADATION OF MUSLIM PRISONERS BY U-S SOLDIERS.
TRACK: BY NOW, MOST OF THE WORLD HAS SEEN THE PICTURES OF AMERICANS HUMILIATING IRAQI PRISONERS AND MORE UNSAVORY PHOTOS AND VIDEOS ARE ON THE WAY. IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE CBS STATION KCNC, ARMY PRIVATE LYNNDIE ENGLAND THE WOMAN SEEN SMILING AND STANDING NEXT TO NAKED PRISONERS SAYS THE WHOLE ORDEAL HAS BEEN A NIGHTMARE.

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SOT: Maass: Theres a photograph taken of you holding an Iraqi prisoner

on a leash. How did that come about? England: I was instructed, by persons in higher rank, to stand there, hold the leash, and look at the camera. They took the picture for sci-op and thats all I know. Maass: You mean they had an intention of using that picture in some sort of a psychological operation with the inmates? England: Right. Maass: Did you want to be in that picture? England: I didnt want to be in any pictures.
TRACK: THE TIT-FOR-TAT VIOLENCE AND ABUSE IS FORCING THE U-S ARMY TO BE MORE TRANSPARENT ABOUT MILITARY PRISON OPERATIONS. COALITION LEADERS IN AFGHANISTAN ARE CHECKING OUT AN ALLEGATION OF ABUSE AT A FACILITY IN BAGRAM.

(Super: Lt. Col. Tucker Mansager/U.S. Army Spokesman)
SOT: Certainly, there is a lot more focus on the issue, at this point

in time, due to whats come to light in Iraq. But we will continue to investigate, as we always have, very thoroughly and very seriously.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: The cycle of violence has most average Iraqis saying its driving them to despair caught between a U-S led occupation they dont want and foreign insurgents who they despise. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington. ))

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Salem police are still looking for the man who held up a bank last week.
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They're circulating a sketch drawn from witness descriptions of a white male, wearing a cream-colored hat with a black band.
Police say the man is in his mid-to-late forties, about 5-10, with a heavyset build.
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He's a suspect in the robbery at the Lakeside branch of BB&T bank.
Anyone who recognizes him should call Crimeline or the Salem police department.
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A controversial sewer project in Blacksburg has ended.
Last night, the Town Council stopped construction of the sewer line before it ever began. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa has the story.
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((Blacksburg's plans for a 12 mile sewer line, here, along the Tom's Creek basin went down the drain... To the quiet glee of many who fought the project.

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((JANE GOETTE:I'M DELIGHTED AND I'M NOT SURPRISED. I THINK I EXPECTED COUNCIL TO HONOR THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE AS WAS SHOWN QUITE DRAMATICALLY IN LAST WEEK'S ELECTION AND THEY'VE DONE THAT. )) [RUNS:13]
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A record number of voters turned out to last week's election and ousted two incumbents in favor of three candidates who were against the project.


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((MARY KAY GOETTE: THEIR ATTITUDE SEEMED TO BE THAT WE DID NOT REPRESENT THE TOWN, THAT THERE WAS A SILENT MAJORITY THAT WANTED THE SEWER TO GO THROUGH. AND THERE'S NOTHING LIKE AN ELECTION TO DETERMINE WHAT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE IS ))

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Town council voted to reject the bids for construction, stop any offers to buy land and stop the bond issue for the project. Those who fought against the project are now actually applauding council's actions.

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((FRANK LAU: THERE WERE OTHER ALTERNATIVES THAT WERE NOT GIVEN SERIOUS EXPLORATION AND NOW IT GIVES THE COUNCIL A CHANCE TO GO BACK AND REALLY STUDY OTHER OPTIONS. )) [RUNS:09]
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and that's exactly what the new council members say they plan to do.

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((PAUL LANCASTER: SO WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT ALL THE OPTIONS AGAIN. IT SOUNDS REDUNDANT BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN LOOKING AT THIS FOR SO LONG. BUT IT'S A NEW COUNCIL, ITS TIME TO TAKE A NEW LOOK.)) [RUNS:08]
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The new council takes office on July first. In Blacksburg, Rachel DePompa, News 7.))
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America is trying to defuse a nuclear threat from North Korea. We'll have the details of that next.
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Also police in Philadelphia are looking for the killer of a former hit singer.
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Talks are under way behind closed doors on the North Korean nuclear crisis.
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The discussion is expected to last several days, but there appears to be little hope for a major breakthrough.
Some analysts said the Bush administration has no intention of making compromises before the November election, and sensing that, North Korea will also stick to its guns on the issue.
The nuclear crisis erupted in October 2002, when U.S. officials said North Korea disclosed it was working on a secret program to enrich uranium for weapons, violating an international agreement.
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He's best known for the disco- era anthem, "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now".
R-and-B artist John Whitehead was shot and killed last night in Philadelphia.
Another man was injured.
Leslie Van Arsdall has the story.
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That was Lesley Van Arsdall reporting from Philadelphia.

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Residents in the city of Lynchburg are facing higher taxes.
The city is finalizing its budget and even with the prospect of more state funding, some people say they are being left out when it comes to raises.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Real estate, personal property, meals taxes.. even the amusement tax in Lynchburg are all going up starting July 1st.
City council voted 5-to-2 in favor of adopting its 141-million dollar spending plan that will require residents to pay more for less service.
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((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I HAVE A VERY DIFFICULT TIME VOTING FOR A BUDGET WHERE WE IN THIS PAST YEAR GAVE AWAY ONE-POINT-TWO MILLION DOLLARS TO A NON-PROFIT AND ALSO STILL FUNDING BUSES RUNNING AT NIGHT-TIME FOR 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS WITH NO PASSENGERS ON THEM.))
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((BERT DODSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: YOU SIT THERE EVERY YEAR AND VOTE AGAINST THE BUDGET, BUT YOU NEVER, HARDLY EVER COME UP WITH SUGGESTIONS HOW TO CUT EXPENDITURES.))
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Council also heard from its emergency dispatchers and firefighters who'd like to see the same kind of pay raise Lynchburg police got last winter.
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((ART LIPSCOMB/LYNCHBURG FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: IN DECEMBER, THE ACTIONS TAKEN BY COUNCIL GAVE THE APPEARANCE THAT ONE WAS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE OTHER. WE ARE ASKING TONIGHT THAT YOU TELL FIREFIGHTERS, PARAMEDICS AND THE DISPATCHERS OF LYNCOM THAT THEY ARE EQUAL PARTNERS OF PUBLIC SAFETY.))
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At least one council member wants city staff to see if the money might be there in the near future.
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((JOAN FOSTER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WE AREN'T FORGETTING YOU AND THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT THIS AND THAT MIGHT BE THE BEST THAT WE CAN DO BUT IT'S LIKE 'HOLD ON, WE KNOW YOU'RE THERE'.))
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[Standup ] ((There was some good news in this meeting.. early figures from Richmond indicate the city could get about three million dollars more than it expected in state revenue. How and whether they choose to spend it will be hashed out on May 25th. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Updating our top story, Lynchburg police now have a suspect in custody at Peakesview park. Police had evacuated part of the park as they tried to negotiate with a man they say was threatening them. The police tactical team arrived to help with the situation just before noon, and again, the suspect is now in custody.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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We will hear from some nutritionists who wonder if the new low carb movement is a good thing.
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Low carb dieters used to avoid chocolate and other sweets like the plague.
Now they can get everything from candy bars to pancake syrup with little or no carbohydrates.
But are they really low in carbs?
And more importantly, are they good for you?
Dr. Sean Kenniff has the answer.
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((THE HARDEST PART ABOUT FOLLOWING A DIET?... DESSERTS. JUST ABOUT ALL SWEETS ARE FORBIDDEN BECAUSE OF THE CARB CULPRIT: SUGAR.

(SOT- Samantha Heller/Nutritionist)

"It gets absorbed very quickly. It spikes your blood sugar up. (vo) That might signal hunger and fatigue, (oc) which may make you eat more."

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LIKE THIS THREE MUSKETEERS BARS... IT HAS 46 GRAMS OF CARBOHYDRATES.... ALMOST ALL FROM SUGAR.
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BUT WAIT NOW-A-DAYS YOU CAN FIND SO-CALLED LOW-CARB BARS WITH NAMES LIKE ENDULGE AND CHOCOLATE DECEDANCE. AND THE SENTIOUS SOUNDING SNACKS CLAIM TO HAVE ONLY HAVE TWO NET CARBS.

(SOT-Bonnie Liebman/Nutritionist, CSPI)

"people see these net carb claims and say oh it's low in net carbs I can't gain weight"
HOWEVER, A LOOK AT THE BACK SHOWS THERE ARE ACTUALLY 25 GRAMS OF CARBS.
(standup) SO IF THERE ARE 25 CARBS ON THE BACK THEN WHAT IS THIS FIGURE

ON THE FRONT..... WHAT ARE NET CARBS?.

(SOT-Samantha Heller/Nutritionist)

"What theyre doing is, theyre subtracting the sugar alcohols that theyve added to make it taste sweet."
COMPANIES SUBTRACT THE SUGAR ALCOHOL CARBS FROM THE "TOTAL" NUMBER OF CARBS BECAUSE THEY SAY IT DOESN'T IMPACT YOUR BLOOD SUGAR THE SAME WAY REGULAR SUGAR DOES... KEEPING YOU FROM GAINING WEIGHT. HOWEVER, WHAT THESE BARS DON'T TELL YOU IS THAT SUGAR ALCOHOL, LIKE REGULAR SUGAR, HAS CALORIES.

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"The problem is minimal impact on blood sugar doesn't necesarrily mean minimal impact on your hips"
SO WHAT'S REALLY IN THESE BARS?.....
(gfx)THE CANDY BAR HAS 260 CALORIES... THE LOW-CARB BAR - 220.... ONLY

40 LESS CALORIES.

(standup) AND THAT'S WHY MOST NUTRITIONISTS WON'T ENDORSE A LOW-CARB

DIET.
(vo)BECAUSE IN THE END LOSING WEIGHT IS REALLY ABOUT ONE THING LESS

CALORIES..... NOT JUST LESS CARBS. DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS. ))

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 138 points. The NASDAQ has lost 46.

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Coming up next in sports, Kobe Bryant goes from the courthouse to the basketball court to help the Lakers in the playoffs.
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And 60 years ago she says she let boys take her mind off of schoolwork. After the break, we'll meet a 78 year old woman who says NOW nothing can keep her away from her high school diploma.
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Kobe Bryant played in last night's Los Angeles - San Antonio game after spending part of his day in court.
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He arrived at the game after pleading not guilty to sexual assault at his hearing in Eagle, Colorado. Bryant scored 15 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Lakers past the Spurs, 98-to-90. The Western Conference semifinal series is now tied at two games a piece. Game five is tomorrow night in San Antonio.
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This Saturday night, the Nextel Cup series will be beating and banging in Richmond.
But after that, the rest of the month belongs to Charlotte. Travis Wells checks in from the test sessions that several teams have been taking advantage of this week at the Lowe's Motor Speedway.
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A 78-year-old Franklin County woman will be attending this year's high school graduation, but she will not be sitting in the audience. She'll be walking across the stage to get her diploma. Myranda Stephens has more.
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(([NATS OF HIGH SCHOOL @] [RUNS03] It's an exciting time for high school seniors, as they prepare to begin a new chapter in their lives after graduation.
And among this year's graduates is 78-year-old Nellie Kirk.
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[RUNS02] ((I'M A SENIOR IN EVERYTHING (LAUGHS) 43)) Nellie was just about to start her senior year in high school when she dropped out in 1943.
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[RUNS05] ((REPORTER: WHAT HAPPENED IN HIGH SCHOOL? WHAT STOPPED YOU FROM GETTING YOUR DIPLOMA ? NELLIE: BOYS! (SMILES) 57)) She decided to get married, rather than finish school. But, through a year-long job training program, Nellie will finally get her diploma.
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[RUNS13] ((I DON'T KNOW IF I WOULD HAVE DONE IT, OTHER THAN I NEEDED THE MONEY, I JUST DON'T KNOW IF I WOULD HAVE WENT TO SCHOOL, BUT NOW THAT I'VE GOTTEN STARTED, I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S GONE BE ANY STOPPING ME 17))
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[RUNS10] ((NELLIE WILL GRADUATE IN JUNE WITH ABOUT 90 OTHER STUDENTS WHO'VE EARNED THEIR HIGH SCHOOL CREDITENTIALS, AND ON TOP OF THAT, SHE'S ALSO THIS YEAR'S SPEAKER 39))
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[RUNS11] ((IT'S A FULL, FULL-ON GRADUATION CEREMONY. AND ONCE WE EXPLAIN THAT TO THE STUDENT WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE, THEY BECOME VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT B/C THEY DIDN'T REALIZE THAT IT WAS SUCH A BIG DEAL.)) There is one part of graduation Nellie won't get to experience -- senior prom. Although it doesn't seem to bother her.
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[RUNS02] ((I HAVEN'T GOT A DATE YET ANYWAY 00)) And seeing how boys got in her way the first time, that may be best. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Franklin County. ))
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