Up next on News 7--
Authorities are on the scene of a bank robbery in Roanoke.
And, President Bush hails the new Iraqi government-- saying it'll bring Iraq one step closer to democracy.
But so far, it hasn't stopped the violence.
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Roanoke Police are investigating a bank robbery that ocurred about an hour ago.
Police say two women walked into the B- B & T branch on Colonial Avenue around 11 o'clock.
No one was injured, but one of the women was carrying a gun.
The women left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and escaped in an automobile. Investigators have not released a description of the suspects or the car they were driving.
He wasn't the first choice for the job, but he took it anyway.
As Iraq's new interim president is named, more violence breaks out in two Iraqi cities.
In Baghdad, three people were killed and 20 were injured when a
car- bomb exploded.
And in the north, a roadside bomb killed 11 others.
It all comes as new leadership takes over in Iraq, four weeks before the official transfer of power.
Teri Okita reports.
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TRACK: SOVEREIGNTY IS BEGINNING TO TAKE SHAPE IN IRAQ AND JUST IN
TIME. WITH THE JUNE 30TH HANDOVER LOOMING, IRAQ HAS NOW SWORN-IN A NEW
PRIME MINISTER, PRESIDENT, AND CABINET MEMBERS. THEYLL BE IN OFFICE
UNTIL ELECTIONS ARE HELD EARLY NEXT YEAR.
(Super: Iyad Allawi/Iraqi Interim Prime Minister)
SOT: We are starting now our march towards sovereignty and democracy.
TRACK: IYAD ALLAWI A SHIITE EXILE WITH CLOSE TIES TO THE CIA WILL
HEAD THE COUNTRY AS PRIME MINISTER.
46-YEAR OLD TRIBAL CHIEF AND SUNNI MUSLIM GHAZI YAWAR WAS NAMED THE NEW
(Super: Sheikh Ghazi Yawar/Iraqi Interim President)
SOT: We, the Iraqis, look forward to being granted full sovereignty.
TRACK: YAWAR HAS CRITICIZED A U-S-BRITISH RESOLUTION CIRCULATING
THROUGH THE UNITED NATIONS. HE SAYS THE RESOLUTION DOESNT GIVE IRAQIS
ENOUGH CONTROL OVER COALITION TROOPS OR THE COUNTRYS OIL REVENUES.
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TRACK: NOT EVERYONE SEES THE NEW GOVERNMENT AS A POSITIVE STEP. AS THE
SWEARING-IN CEREMONY TOOK PLACE, A CAR BOMB RIPPED THROUGH A KURDISH
PARTY HEADQUARTERS NEAR THE COALITIONS MAIN COMPOUND IN BAGHDAD.
THERE ARE REPORTS AS MANY AS TWO DOZEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED.
TRACK: PRESIDENT BUSH PREDICTED THERE WOULD BE RESISTANCE ALONG THE WAY
BUT TODAY, SEEMED PLEASED THAT THE PROCESS IS MOVING FORWARD.
SOT: Bush: (to come from 11:30am EVENT)
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)
STANDUP: Even with the progress, Iraq remains a dangerous place. A
suicide bomber blew his car up near a U-S base north of Baghdad
killing two Americans and at least 11-Iraqis. Teri Okita, CBS News,
It was a scary ride to school this morning for some children in Maryland.
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The bus they were riding on rolled over en route to their private school.
Fire and rescue officials say the bus driver suffered serious injuries in the crash, but none of the 14 students aboard the bus appeared to be harmed.
Still, they were taken to a nearby hospital as a precautionary measure.
Authorities aren't yet sure what caused the school bus to roll over.
A car accident claimed the life of a Danville man yesterday.
State Police say 35 year old Gregory N. Jones was travelling East on Route 58 just outside the city limits.
Troopers say he was speeding, and swerved into the median to avoid slower traffic when his car overturned.
Jones was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle.
He was then hit by a car coming from the other direction.
Troopers say Jones died at the scene.
After convicting Terry Nichols for his role in the 19-95 Oklahoma City bombing, the jury will now decide if he'll die for the crime.
Last week Nichols was found guilty of more than 160 counts of first degree murder.
He's already serving a federal life sentence.
Now prosecutors will ask for the death penalty.
They're expected to question dozens of survivors and relatives of victims.
The defense, meanwhile, has sought to portray Nichols as someone easily taken advantage of by Timothy McVeigh, who was executed for the bombing.
The trial of Scott Peterson, the man accused of killing his pregant wife and unborn son begins today-- 17 months after Laci Peterson disappeared.
But analysts say that what was once referred to as a ``slam dunk'' for the prosecution may NOT be such a sure thing.
Jennifer Donelan has more.
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LOCATOR: REDWOOD CITY, CA
AS OPENING STATEMENTS GET UNDERWAY... PROSECUTORS WILL WASTE NO TIME
PORTRAYING SCOTT PETERSON AS A KILLER WHO TOOK THE LIVES OF HIS WIFE
LACI AND THEIR UNBORN SON. BUT WITHOUT A MURDER WEAPON, OR EVEN A
CAUSE OF DEATH -- SOME ANALYSTS SAY, IT COULD BE A TOUGH SELL TO THE
SOT - TERRANCE HALLINAN/FORMER SAN FRANCISCO DA
"It IS all circumstantial, and the circumstances although strong, are
PROSECUTORS WILL WORK TO WEAVE A WEB OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS...
THEY'LL CHALLENGE PETERSON'S ALIBI OF 'A FISHING TRIP' ON THE DAY OF
LACI'S DISAPPEARANCE...AND ASK HOW HER BODY WAS FOUND NEAR THAT SAME
SPOT...IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY.
(nats..file peterson outside house)
NEGATIVE FEELINGS AGAINST THE FORMER FERTILIZER SALESMAN RAN SO STRONG
AFTER HIS ARREST...
(nats...guy yelling into megaphone - "nobody believes you, nobody
believes any part of your story!")
THAT HIS TRIAL WAS MOVED FROM MODESTO, CALIFORNIA....HERE TO REDWOOD
SOT - TRENT COPELAND/CELEBRITY DEFENSE ATTORNEY - 07:14:11 "I think
he'll get a fair trial, but I think public opinion is clearly in support
of the prosecution."
PROSECUTORS WILL PORTRAY PETERSON AS A LYING, CHEATING HUSBAND -- WHO
WANTED TO GET RID OF HIS WIFE, TO START A NEW LIFE WITH HIS MISTRESS.
SOT - AMBER FREY/(FILE)
"We did have a romantic relationship"
FOR THEIR PART -- THE DEFENSE IS BANKING ON REASONABLE DOUBT. THEY'LL
TRY TO CONVINCE JURORS THAT SOMEONE ELSE KILLED PETERSON'S PREGNANT
WIFE. A NEIGHBOR WILL TESTIFY SHE SAW LACI FORCED INTO A VAN BY THREE
THE FIRST TO TESTIFY FOR THE PROSECUTION WILL BE THE PETERSON'S FORMER
HOUSEKEEPER. HUNDREDS MORE WITNESSES WILL BE CALLED, IN A TRIAL THAT
COULD LAST UP TO SIX MONTHS. JENNIFER DONELAN, CBS NEWS, REDWOOD CITY.
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Still to come on the newscast,
we'll tell you why already high gas prices are likely to keep going up.
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Despite the weekend attacks in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi oil minister is promising OPEC will do its best to make sure there's enough oil to go around.
The comment came as the representative arrived in Beirut for the cartel's discussions this week.
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Crude oil futures have risen today after the terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia that killed 22 people.
The attacks added to fears about possible disruptions in oil supply from Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil producer.
A Botetourt County landmark is raising the curtain for revitalization in one town.
The Buchanan Theatre was built in the early 1900's and provided entertainment for people of all ages until 19-85, when it shut its doors.
Thanks to new owners and the community, the Theatre was able to reopen in 2001.
And, even though its been open for the past three-years, those involved with the project say it's still a work in progress.
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((KEN THORN, BUCHANAN THEATRE: WE'RE CONSTANTLY MAKING IMPROVEMENTS TO THE THEATRE ITSELF. WE'VE HAD A LOT OF WORK DONE TO THE WALLS, WE RESTORED ORIGINIAL CEILING - THEY HAD A DROP CEILING, WE PUT THE ORIGINALLY TIN ON THAT. THE CURTAINS WERE BASICALLY REPLACED, BUT TRIED TO KEEP THE CONTEXT OF THE THEATRE.))
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The Theatre shows movies, hosts musicial acts and even shows sporting events on its new screen.
Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, we'll show you how the love and care lavished on this Theatre helped jump- start the town of Buchanan.
There's a good reason for that "Mona Lisa Smile"--
Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts is reportedly pregnant.
People Magazine says Roberts and her husband, cinematographer Danny Moder are expecting twins-- a boy and a girl.
Roberts' spokeswoman tells the magazine that the 36- year- old first- time mom is scheduled to give birth early next year.
Twins reportedly run in her family.
A vacant West Virginia State Penitentiary is seeing new life. A group of ghost hunters is walking its halls in search of the dearly not-so departed.
Jonathan Freed has more.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 20 points. The NASDAQ has dropped nine.
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Coming up next in sports, the big upsets continue at the French Open.
And the Lakers take the western conference finals, sending them back to the NBA finals for a fourth time in five years.
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The champions at the French Open tennis tournament won't be crowned until the weekend -- but it's already clear the winner of the women's singles match will NOT be named Williams.
That's because NEITHER Williams sister will be there.
Serena Williams was beaten in three sets by Jennifer Capriati this morning.
A short time later, big sister Venus lost to Anastasia Myskina (mess-KEY-nuh) of Russia in straight sets.
The Los Angeles Lakers are going back to the N-B-A Finals for the fourth time in five years.
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The Lakers hosted Minnesota last night in game six of the Western Conference finals.
Kareem Rush helped out Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant by hitting 6 of his 7 three- point shots.
Rush and Bryant fueled a 15 to 6 run in the fourth quarter to push the Lakers past the Timberwolves.
Shaq contributed 25 points and Kobe finished the game with 20 points.
Jon Cook will become the new head coach for the Lord Botetourt High School boys basketball team.
Cook has been an assistant at Lord Botetourt for the last seven seasons under Ed Purdy and Mark Wane, who resigned at the end of this past season. Cook played high school ball under Billy Pope at Northside.
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