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One person is dead after trying to cross flood waters in Henry County...
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And, the clock is ticking for an American held hostage in Saudi Arabia. His captors say they'll kill him by Friday if their demands aren't met.
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Too much rain fell overnight in some areas, and there's a potential for more heavy downpours again this afternoon. A look at your Hometown forcast and the 7-Day outlook is coming up.

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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.

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One person is dead and authorities are searching for another this hour after flooding in Henry County.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Susan Bahorich filling in for Kimberly McBroom.

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[Take Flooding Accident Map FS] State police say it happened east of Ridgeway on Meeks Road near the North Carolina state line.
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Police say 61-year-old Lois Fuller was on her paper route for the Greensboro News and Record around 3:30 this morning.
She drove around a bend and into floodwaters where her car was swept away. Fuller died in the accident. Now rescue crews are searching for a man who regularly traveled with Fuller on her route.
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A state police helicopter has been brought in to assist with the search.
Heavy rains moved into southside last night and early this morning. It caused significant localized flooding and knocked over trees.
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President Bush has issued a disaster declaration for Lee, Russell and Tazewell counties. Those areas have been hit hard by severe weather since May 24th. Federal assistance will include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, as well low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and businesses recover.
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F-E-M-A says people there can begin applying for assistance today by calling 1-800-621-3362.

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Saudi authorities are consulting with Washington about the fate of American hostage, Paul Johnson. If Islamic militants make good on their threats, the Saudis *MUST* release al-Qaeda prisoners by Friday or Johnson will be killed. Teri Okita has the latest.
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((in paul johnson s hometown of stafford township, new jersey, they hang yellow ribbons, and u-s flags and pray for his safe return, aware that his kidnappers have set a deadline.
(( DOROTHY PHAROW/JOHNSON'S NEIGHBOR: SINCE I HEARD IT ON TV, I VE BEEN CRYING.))
((I AM AN AMERICAN. I WORK WITH APACHE HELICOPTERS.))
in a videotape released yesterday... hooded, armed kidnappers threatened to kill johnson by friday if mujahadeen prisoners in the saudi kingdom aren t released. johnson was kidnapped in riyadh saturday by an islamic group claiming to have ties to al-qaeda.
the threats came on the same day that the saudi ruling crown prince warned militants that they would deploy more security forces than ever before if increased attacks don t stop. but analysts have their doubts about saudi security.
(( SIMON HENDERSON/SAUDI ANALYST: THE SAUDI SECURITY FORCES ARE NORMALLY INEFFICIENT AND FAIRLY INEFFECTIVE, AND, AT TIMES OF CRISIS, I DON T THINK THINGS GET ANY BETTER.))
the saudis say militants are trying to create fear and panic causing western workers to flee. terrorism experts say it's not just paul johnson being threatened.
((NEIL LIVINGSTONE/TERRORISM EXPERT: THEY WANT TO SHOW THAT THE SAUDI GOVERNMENT IS INCAPABLE OF REALLY PROTECTING AMERICANS OR EVEN ITS OWN CITIZENS IN THAT COUNTRY. I MEAN, THE REAL TARGET IS THE SAUDI GOVERNMENT. IT IS ALSO THE UNITED STATES.))
((TERI OKITA/REPORTING: THE SAUDI AND AMERICAN GOVERNMENTS ARE STILL TRYING TO DETERMINE THEIR NEXT STEP. HOWEVER, IT'S THE POLICY OF BOTH COUNTRIES NOT TO NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.)) ))

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It's another blow to efforts to revive the Iraqi economy.
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For a second day in a row, attackers have struck a key oil pipeline in Southern Iraq -- shutting down the country's oil exports. Analysts say speculators may be underestimating the impact the attack will have on the world's supply. Guerillas destroyed a pair of pipelines in Basra, completely halting exports from that region. A spokesman says it will take at least a week to get things flowing again.
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President Bush is spending some time in Florida today - but he's not there to soak up some rays, instead he there to thank U.S. troops for their efforts in Iraq.
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He's visiting the headquarters of U.S. Central Command at Macdill Air Force Base in Tampa. The troops there oversee operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Besides getting a briefing from military officials, the President also thanked troops for their service. U.S. forces still in those countries will watch the president's speech via satellite.
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Radford's finally named a new police chief. More than 30-people applied for the job, but in the end, it went to interim chief Gary Harmon. Harmon's been manning the post since January when Radford fired Chief Wes Terry. He's a long time Radford Police Department member who began his career 27-years ago. Harmon's also a native of Radford and graduated from Radford University. In a statement released this morning, City Manager Tony Cox said the city was lucky to have a man with the integrity of Harmon as its chief.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Coming up next on the newscast, an accused bank robber surrenders to police.
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plus the commission studying the September 11th attacks looks at a connection between Osama Bin Laden and Iraq.
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A single vehicle accident in Franklin County has left one man dead.
Last night, 43-year old Johnny Steven Zapar was traveling on a gravel road two miles west of Emmett Lane in Moneta when he lost control and struck a wooden fence.
A piece of the fence came through his windshield and hit him in the head.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Osama bin Laden wanted to work with Iraq - but the Iraqis apparently weren't willing. That's the conclusion of the commission looking into the Nine-Eleven attacks. The group started day 1 of its two-day meeting in Washington. David Ensor has the story.
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The woman suspected of last week's bank robbery has turned herself in.
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Cynthia Leatrice Porter is held without bond on robbery charges in the Amherst County jail.
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Deputies say she held up the B-B-and-T in Madison Heights last Friday, claiming to have a gun and bombs. Porter surrendered to deputies about four o-clock yesterday afternoon. She is from Florida, but authorities say she has family in the area.
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Roanoke school administrators have their work cut out for them this summer. They'll take up several issues that could lead to major changes in the school system, including an overhaul of the school resource program and revisions to the student handbook.
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Administrators will have plenty of input thanks to the RSVP coalition.
They are a group of citizen's who formed to address safety problems in Roanoke schools.
The group has met a total of 14-times and has come up with specific recommendations for changes to the student handbook.
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((ALICE HINCKER/RSVP COALITION CO-FOUNDER: THEY WOULD LIKE TO STUDENTS AND TEACHERS KNOW THAT IF YOU DO THIS THEN THIS WILL HAPPEN AND SMALL RANGE OF WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF YOU DO THIS. AND THE ANOTHER MOST IMPORTANT THING WOULD BE TO SEE THE HANDBOOK CONSISTENTLY IMPLEMENTED.))
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Some of the recommendations include clear consequences for verbal abuse of staff.
They would also like to see options for teachers to remove disruptive students from the classroom.
The group also wants to see more parental involvement and have the dress code enforced.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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local authorities say they had no choice, but to kill a bear that walked into a Rocky Mount hospital.
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State game officials say they had no choice last night, but to shoot a bear that walked into Franklin Memorial Hospital in Rocky Mount. It was near the emergency room, and with the hospital nearly full with patients, officials felt they had no other option.
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This was the scene shortly after ten o-clock last night when authorities brought the bear out.
The incident began an hour earlier when the bear walked through an automatic door in front of the hospital.
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((DAN THOMPSON/HOSPITAL SECURITY GUARD: I CAME OUT OF A THE OB CLINIC AND WAS WALKING DOWN THE HALLWAY AND THERE WAS A BIG BLACK BEAR COMING TOWARDS ME, PROBABLY TEN FEET AWAY FROM ME. HE TURNED WENT INTO AN OFFICE ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE. I AM GLAD HE DID BUT I GOT ON THE RADIO AND CALLED FOR THE FRONT DESK TO CALL THE POLICE FOR ASSISTANCE BUT THERE WAS ALREADY A POLICE OFFICER ALREADY VISITING HIS SON.))
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The officer then shut the door and waited for additional units to arrive.
Authorities quickly decided to shoot the black bear, which weighed 345 pounds.
Officials will test the animal for diseases, including rabies. While there was no direct contact with any humans, they want to stay on the safe side, especially since this happened in a hospital.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 20 points. The NASDAQ has lost two.

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Still to come the newscast, its new owners say they have got a local speedway on the right track.
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Plus the Detroit Pistons celebrate Larry Brown's first N-B-A Championship.
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The Detroit Pistons won the N-B-A championship last night.
They claimed the coveted trophy after beating the Los Angeles Lakers 100 to 87 in game five of the finals.
Larry Smith has more.
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An R-B-I single in the bottom of the eighth helped the Avs overcome Myrtle beach last night at Salem Memorial Stadium.

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We start off with the dizzy bat race... and this guys needs some help.
In the bottom of the first, the Avs get on the board when this base hit brings in two runs making it 2-nothing Salem.
The Pelicans answer back in the top of the second. Carlos Duran crushes a homer over the right field fence [SUPER=37-

Myrtle Beach/6/Salem/7;] bringing in two other runners and Myrtle Beach takes a 3-2 lead.
The Pelicans tie it up 6 to 6 in the top of the seventh, but Salem comes back and win it 7-6.
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There have been quite a few changes at the Motor Mile Speedway since it was bought out and renamed in honor of it's new owner, but more are on the way. Here's Mike Stevens with what's in store for the near half mile track.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Today marks the grand opening of the Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman, NC. The 75-acre camp will serve children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. The first campers are due Sunday. The camp was started by NASCAR racer Kyle Petty and his wife, Pattie, in honor of their son Adam, who was killed in a racing crash four years ago.
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