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Coming up on News 7--

A man accused of killing his cousin in Botetourt County is expected to plead guilty.
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And, the Department of Social Services determines whether a daycare provider was at fault for the death of a four-year-old in her custody.
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Warm and humid conditions continue with a chance for a few showers and thunderstorms to develop. I'll have your forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.

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A Botetourt daycare provider relinquishes her state license after a child in her care is killed by a lawn mower.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom. It was nearly a month-ago four-year-old Justin Simmons was accidentally backed over by a riding lawn mower. Now, the Department of Social Services says the caregiver was not providing adequate supervision at the time.
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Justin was at the home of Roberta and Orville Reedy when the accident happened. Social Services went to inspect the site just five-days after the boy's death, and found the toddler wasn't being "closely supervised" at the time of the accident. According to the violation notice- children must be watched so that the caregiver knows what the kids are doing at *ALL* times, and can promptly assist or re- direct activities when necessary. The Reedy's say they have disposed of the mower and will never mow their grass again.
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A man accused of murdering his cousin last August in Botetourt County is expected to enter a guilty plea in Circuit Court today.
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48-year-old Milan Rube Goins was originially set to go to trial this morning on first degree murder charges. But, according to Botetourt Commonwealth's Attorney Joel Branscom, Goins will submit his plea to the judge this afternoon. Goins is accused of shooting David Bowman last summer and then running from police. He was eventually captured by authorities in North Carolina three-days later.
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Despite the assassination of a top Iraqi council member and continued violence in Iraq, U-S officials say the handover of power will go on next month-- as scheduled.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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TRACK: WITH THE DEADLINE FOR TRANSFERRING POWER LESS THAN SIX WEEKS AWAY, THE QUESTION HEARD OVER AND OVER IN WASHINGTON IS: "ARE WE READY?"

(Super: Sen. Richard Lugar/Foreign Relations Committee Chairman)
SOT: We should not just turn on lights at the embassy and expect

everything to go smoothly. We need to practice.
TRACK: LAWMAKERS FEAR THERES NO PLAN FOR WHAT HAPPENS AFTER JUNE 30TH, BUT OFFICIALS FROM BOTH THE DEFENSE AND STATE DEPARTMENTS ARE ADHERING TO THAT STRICT DEADLINE SAYING ANYTHING ELSE WOULD SEND THE WRONG MESSAGE TO TERRORISTS AND INSURGENTS.

SOT: wolfowitz or armitage?


TRACK: PRESIDENT BUSH ISNT WAVERING EITHER ... DESPITE YESTERDAYS ASSASSINATION OF THE HEAD OF IRAQS GOVERNING COUNCIL.

SOT: (Bush) their goal is to drive us out, they're not going to

succeed. they will not shake the will of america
TRACK: BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, TONY BLAIR, SAID YESTERDAY THE COALITION WONT BE MAKING A QUICK EXIT EVEN AS TERRORIST ACTIVITY INCREASES. SKY NEWS IS REPORTING THAT FOUR MEN HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE BEHEADING OF AMERICAN CONTRACTOR, NICK BERG. U-S OFFICIALS ARE CHECKING INTO IT.
TRACK: AND THE MILITARY IS NOW SAYING THAT THREE SOLDIERS WILL BE ARRAIGNED TOMORROW ON CHARGES STEMMING FROM ABUSE OF IRAQI PRISONERS. THIS IS A DAY EARLIER THAN SCHEDULED. STAFF SERGEANT IVAN FREDERICKS, SERGEANT JAVAL DAVIS, AND SPECIALIST CHARLES GRANER WILL BEGIN COURT-MARTIAL PROCEEDINGS IN BAGHDAD. SPECIALIST JEREMY SIVITS FACES HIS COURT MARSHAL COURT TOMORROW.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: No cameras will be allowed in court. About three dozen journalists will sit in on the arraignments, and hundreds more are expected to watch on closed-circuit TV. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington. ))

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Could New York City have been better prepared to handle 9-11?
That's the question panel members are attempting to answer at today's hearing-- one that follows a 26- page staff report.
Among the findings-- poor communication among rescue workers.
Brian Andrews reports.
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"Today will be a very difficult day."
THE 9-11 COMMISSION
FILE/911
LOOKING INTO LESSONS LEARNED....
VARIOUS STILLS OR VIDEO FROM TODAY'S HEARING
FROM THE ACTIONS OF THE FIRST RESPONDERS...
HIGHLIGHTING A NUMBER OF OBSTACLES THEY FACED... INCLUDING NO CHANCE OF CONDUCTING HELICOPTER RESCUES.

SOT, JAMES CICCONE, NYPD HELICOPTER PILOT

"smoke and heat too great."
THE PANEL REVIEWING VIDEO TAPE FROM THE DAY OF THE ATTACK INCLUDING FIRST-PERSON SURVIVOR ACCOUNTS.

SOT. STANLEY PRAIMRATH, WTC SURVIVOR

the pLane crashed right into the building, the wing sliced through and into my office.
THE 9-11 COMMISSIONS FINDINGS -CRITICAL- OF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS RADIO SYSTEM WASNT WORKING PROPERLY MANY TRANSMISSIONS GARBLED AND INAUDIBLE.

SOT - PETER HAYDEN, FDNY

HAD A STRONG SENSE WE WERE GOING TO LOSE PEOPLE
ALSO AT ISSUE: A LACK OF COORDINATION BETWEEN POLICE AND FIRE... AND CONFLICTING EVACUATION INFORMATION CONVEYED TO SURIVORS INSIDE THE TOWERS BEFORE THEY COLLAPSED.

(SOT, JOHN FARMER, 9-11 COMMISSION STAFF

"PA system didn't work.......... ")
DESPITE THEIR BEST EFFORTS AND TREMEDOUS HURDLES....IT WASN'T ENOUGH.

SOT, JOSEPH PFEIFER, NYPD FIREFIGHTER

That day we lost what people should remember.

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THE HEARINGS WILL STRETCH INTO THE AFTERNOON. TOMORROW, THE PANTEL WILL HEAR FROM NEW YORK'S CURRENT AND FORMER MAYORS. BRIAN ANDREWS, CBS NEWS , NEW YORK. ))

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A motions hearing for accused murderer, Christopher Picard, was interrupted several times yesterday, when the judge scolded the prosecutors and defense for what he called inappropriate and "petty" behavior.
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At one point, Picard's attorneys accused Commonwealth's Attorney Cliff Hapgood of being uncooperative, which Hapgood vehemently denied. The hour-long hearing ended with both sides agreeing to cooperate with each other and follow a gag-order. Christopher Picard was reindicted in February for the 2002 murder of Lori Metts Hodges Boyd. Picard's trial is set for June 28th.
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A gas fired power plant proposed for Wythe County will NOT be built. A Duke Energy official made the announcement yesterday.
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One of the most hotly-contested portions of the plan was the fact that it would have been built next to the New River Trail State Park. The State Corporation Commission also had expressed concerns about the plant's proposed location and the use of water from an abandoned mine in Austinville.
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Coming up next on the newscast, seven people are killed in the crash of a cargo plane.
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Plus a longtime actor on television and the silver screen passes away at the age of 84.
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He was known as half of T-V's "The Odd Couple," AND for becoming a first- time father at the age of 77.
Legendary actor Tony Randall has died..
His publicist says he died last night at a hospital in New York of complications from a long illness.
Sharyn Alfonsi has a look back at his career.
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Seven Russian crew members were killed when a cargo plane crashed today in China.
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The plane crashed into farmland just two minutes after take-off in northwestern China.
However, rescuers say no one on the ground was injured after the Russian-made aircraft came down and burst into flames
China's last major plane crash was in May of 2002, when a China Northern flight fell into the sea after the pilot reported a fire in the cabin. That crash killed 112 people.
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Despite soaring gas prices, Americans are expected to hit the road in record numbers on Memorial Day weekend.
Triple- A is expecting nearly 37 million people to travel at least 50 miles away from home.
That means an increase of more than three and a half percent over last year's numbers.
Today the price of gas in this country reached an all-time high. In Roanoke, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded is $1.84.
Vince Gonzales reports.
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The sign at one California gas station says it all... (Sign: ARM AND LEG) (NATS) pumping gas ...the pain at America's pumps is just getting worse. (graphic IN) On Monday the average national price hit its highest mark ever-- more than TWO DOLLARS a gallon. (End graphic) (NATS) pumps Some California drivers-- looking for full service-- are facing FOUR
DOLLARS a gallon. (SOT/MOS) I'M ABOUT TO CROAK. THAT'S TERRIBLE. I'VE NEVER HEARD OF SUCH A THING. But for many, gas
is a must have. So, they've resigned themselves to the high prices. (SOT/Johnna McHugh/) YOU DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO T

O GET WHERE YOU HAVE TO GO AND YOU KNOW IT'S NOT $5 DOLLARS A GALLON. Yet. But the high prices are already cutting int
o the bottom line for those who drive for a living-- like truck and taxi drivers. (SOT/Jacob Fayerman, taxi driver/ N
ORMALLY I WORK 8 HOURS, NOW I HAVE TO WORK 11-12 HOURS. (SOT Justin McNaull, AAA)

SO THAT KID WHO DELIVERS YOUR PIZZA TO YOU , PROBABLY WORTH TIPPING HIM ANOTHER DOLLAR TO COMPENSATE HIM FOR THE EXTRA
GAS HE'S BURNING THROUGH TO GET YOU YOUR PIZZA. And those who can-- may just drive less. (SOT/5116 Melanie Seltzer) I

'M A STUDENT, SO I DON'T HAVE $50 DOLLARS TO SPEND A WEEK ON GAS, SO I'M TRYING TO WALK AS MUCH AS I CAN (5122) Higher
prices may also put the brakes on a slowly recovering economy. (SOT Justin McNaull, AAA) EVERY DOLLAR THAT WE'RE SPEN

DING PUTTING GAS IN OUR CAR IS A DOLLAR THAT WE'RE NOT PUTTING SOMEWHERE ELSE IN THE ECONOMY (//edit//) THERE REALLY IS SORT OF A TAXING EFFECT ON THE ECONOMY OF HAVING HIGHER ENERGY PRICES. And there's potential bad news for anyone whose job depends on tourism. With still higher gas prices predicted-- many Americans may decide NOT to hit the road this summer. Vince Gonzales, CBS News, Los Angeles. ))
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll see the power of the wind as it raises the roof on an Iowa church.
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Motorists can get warnings of major backups on interstate 81.
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V-Dot has started using these new electronic signs.
They were put into service yesterday when a tractor trailer overturned on I-81 near Dixie Caverns, dumping 72-thousand bottles of soda.
The signs alerted motorists where the accident was located and which lane was closed.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: ANYTIME THERE IS A BACKUP ON A MAIN ROAD THE LIKELYHOOD OF SECONDARY ACCIDENTS GOES UP. WE WANT TO PREVENT THOSE SECONDARY ACCIDENTS SO IF WE GIVE PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A CHOICE ABOUT THEIR TRAVEL PATTERN MAYBE THEY WILL DECIDE TO WAIT MORE PATIENTLY OR MAYBE THEY'LL DECIDE ANOTHER WAY TO GET HOME.))
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There are 39 of these signs located in the Roanoke and New River Valleys.
They are placed on or roads leading up to the interstate.
All of them should be operational by the end of the month.
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Severe weather forced a catholic church in Iowa to postpone morning mass.
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Around 6:30 last night a severe storm tore through Dubuque County.
Before the strong winds and heavy rains had passed, the roof of the Holy Cross Catholic Church was ripped from the structure.
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Patrons of the church retired to the basement as the storm laid waste to the church.
The storm left behind fallen trees and damaged buildings, but no reported injuries.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 61 points. The NASDAQ has gained 21.

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Up next in sports, the NCAA softball tournament wrapped up last night as the ACC Baseball tournament SETS up.
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And two high school students are honored at this year's B'nai B'rith awards ceremony.
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The 54th B'nai B'rith athletic and achievement awards banquet honored 36 outstanding student athletes from the area last night.
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The event took place at the Wyndam, and the guest speaker was Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Seth Greenberg.
The award recognizes a student athlete's athletic, scholastic and personal achievements.
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The female winner was Glenvar basketball standout Allyson Fasnacht.
The Liberty- bound point guard has a 3.9 G-P-A and helps with cancer fundraisers and charity bowl-a-thons.
The male recipient was Pulaski football star tight- end Matt Tilley.
Tilley will walk on at Virginia Tech, and will apply the one thousand dollar B'nai B'rith scholarship there.
He has a 4.1 GPA.
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Tilley also was also the recipient Artie Levin Personal Life Award which recognizes citizenship and health.


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The NCAA division three softball champion was crowned last night at the Moyer Complex in Salem.
St. Thomas from Minnesota beat Moravian College in the championship game, 2-to-nothing, to cap a lengthy day that was

plagued by several rain delays.
The Minnesota school wins the Division 3 title without losing a single game.
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Starting next Wednesday - the City of Salem will shift gears and diamonds and head over to Salem Memorial for the ACC baseball tournament.

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UVa football coach Al Groh will be in the valley tonight at the Salem Civic Center. One thing certain to be on his mind is the new ACC TV deal.
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The new seven year contract begins this coming fall.
The ACC now has six Thursday night ESPN games of the week, plus a Prime Time Labor Day telecast, along with national covered for the new title game.
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While the television contract for the 2005 ACC football championship is secure, the actual place of the game is still undecided.
Nine venues have shown interest in the game - including Charlotte, Baltimore, Washington, Atlanta and East Rutherford and four from Florida.
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