An accident in Rockbridge county kills a 19- year- old man--
Central and Southwest Virginia's economy gets into the "zone."
And, history takes flight from California, as a manned rocket plane makes a trip into space.
After a beautiful Sunday we're increasing the humidity and heat over the next few days. We also have a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. I'll have your forecast.
Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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Some good economic news this morning for central and Southwest Virginia..
Governor Mark Warner announced today that Roanoke, Lynchburg and Danville are among the five Virginia localities to earn an enterprise zone designation.
The zones help create new jobs and businesses by offering economic incentives to potential industries.
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Since the enterprise zones were established in 1982, they've helped generate 450 million dollars in investment and create more than 23-thousand new jobs.
The zones are designated for a twenty-year period.
An accident in Rockbridge County killed a Lexington man this morning.
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Police say 19 year old Joshua Aaron Smith was driving on Route 612 in Effinger, when he ran off the left hand side of the road, over-corrected, came back on the road, and over-corrected again-- running off the left hand side of the road where he hit a tree.
Smith died at the scene.
Officials say Smith was NOT wearing a seat belt.
An early morning accident in Lynchburg sent one man to the hospital.
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Police say 26 year old Carey Bryant was operating a stolen 2001 Suzuki motorcycle shortly after 2- 30 this morning, when he failed to make a left hand turn at Bedford and Rivermont Avenues.
Authorities say Bryant then crossed over the intersection and struck a concrete wall.
Bryant was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital and was then flown to U-V-A Medical Center.
His condition is unknown. The accident is still under investigation.
U-S military officials say some key figures linked to a leading terrorist suspect were killed over the weekend in Iraq.
They say the raids in Fallujah killed some members of Abu Musab
al- Zarqawi's (ahl-zahr- KOW'-ee's) network.
In Baghdad today, pre- trial hearings are under way for three American soldiers accused of prisoner abuse.
Their attorneys want the witness list to include President Bush.
Teri Okita reports.
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TRACK: AT PRE-TRIAL HEARINGS IN BAGHDAD, A JUDGE SAID HELL ALLOW
DEFENSE LAWYERS FOR SPECIALIST CHARLES GRANER AND SERGEANT JAVAL DAVIS
TO INTERVIEW TOP MILITARY COMMANDERS IN IRAQ AND AT U-S CENTRAL COMMAND.
THE ATTORNEYS MAY EVEN PUSH FOR PRESIDENT BUSH AND DEFENSE SECRETARY
DONALD RUMSFELD TO TAKE THE WITNESS STAND SAYING POLICIES ADOPTED IN
THE WAR ON TERROR ENCOURAGED ABUSIVE INTERROGATION TACTICS, FROM THE
(Super: Paul Bergin/Davis Attorney)
SOT: Everything that Javal Davis did was legal, standard operating
procedure, and he was told to do that by military intelligence as well
as by other intelligence agents.
TRACK: DAVIS AND GRANER ARE ACCUSED OF COMMITTING SOME OF THE MOST
SERIOUS ABUSES AGAINST IRAQI PRISONERS AT ABU GHARIB DETENTION CENTER.
PRESIDENT BUSH CALLED FOR ABU GHARIB TO BE TORN DOWN, BUT IT WILL
REMAIN, IN TACT, FOR THE TRIAL.
(Super: Col. Jill Morganthaler/U.S. Army Spokeswoman)
SOT: (8:47:32) The military judge ordered, at the request of the
defense, the prevention of the detention facility at Abu Gharib be
preserved as a crime scene.
TRACK: IF THERE APPEARS TO BE ORDER IN THE COURTS IN IRAQ, THERES MUCH
LESS OF IT IN THE STREETS. AL QAEDA-LINKED MILITANTS HAVE ALLEGEDLY
KIDNAPPED SEVERAL FOREIGN WORKERS, INCLUDING THIS SOUTH KOREAN
CONTRACTOR WHOS SEEN PLEADING FOR HIS LIFE.
TRACK: THE KIDNAPPERS ARE DEMANDING SOUTH KOREA WITHDRAW PLANS TO SEND
THREE-THOUSAND TROOPS TO IRAQ OR 33-YEAR-OLD KIM SUN-IL WILL BE
KILLED. SOUTH KOREA HAS REFUSED TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE TERRORISTS.
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STANDUP: And insurgents killed four U-S soldiers in an attack west of
Baghdad. They were found in a building in Ramadi their equipment
scattered around their bodies. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.
The body of murdered American hostage Paul Johnson is still missing, despite a widespread search in Saudi Arabia's capital.
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While the search continues, those in his New Jersey hometown continue to mourn.
Details of his kidnapping are now posted on a website used by Islamic extremists.
Al-Qaida claims that members of the Saudi security forces helped in Johnson's abduction-- something the Saudi government strongly denies.
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((ADEL AL-JUBEIR/SAUDI FOREIGN AFFAIRS ADVISOR: I BELIEVE THAT AL QAEDA IS TRYING THROUGH IT'S
WEBSITE TO PROJECT AN IMAGE THAT THEY HAVE SUPPORT AMONG THE SECURITY SERVICES AND AMONG OUR PUBLIC THAT THEY REALLY DO NOT HAVE. ))
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As the search for Johnson's remains continue, so does the hunt for more suspects.
Four were shot and killed on Friday.
He journeyed where no other pilot had gone before--
Today civilian pilot Michael Melville guided a privately- owned "spaceship" into the record books.
Jennifer Donelan reports form the launch site in California.
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THE FIRST NON-GOVERNMENT MANNED SPACECRAFT JOURNEYED TO THE STARS
AND INTO HISTORY.
A CARRIER PLANE LIFTED THE ROCKET, SPACESHIP-ONE, 50,000 FEET INTO
THE SKY FOR AN AIRBORNE LAUNCH ABOVE THE MOJAVE AIRPORT.
WITH CIVILIAN PILOT MICHEAL MELVILLE AT THE HELM, SPACESHIP ONE
THEN BLASTED 62 MILES INTO THE AIR AND OUT OF EARTHS ATMOSHPHERE FOR 3
WEIGHTLESS MINUTESMAKING MELVILLE A BONAFIED ASTRONAUT.
Standup Jennifer Donelan
Down below crowds watched in awe. Many knowing if the trip was
successful, space tourism could be a reality within ten years. Anyone
whos ever dreamed of being astronaut could do so for a few thousand
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ABOUT AN HOUR AFTER TAKE OFF SPACESHIP-ONE GLIDED BACK TO
EARTH. WITH ITS SAFE RETURN, PROJECT CREATORS, BURT RUTAN, AVIATION
LEGEND, AND PAUL ALLEN, CO-FOUNDER OF MICROSOFT PROVED THEY NOT ONLY
HAVE THE RIGHT STUFF TO MAKE COMMERCIAL SPACE TRAVEL POSSIBLETHEY DID
IT FOR A FRACTION OF THE PRICE IT COSTS NASA TO DO THE SAME.
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THE FLIGHT MAKES SPACESHIP-ONE A FRONTRUNNER IN A RACE FOR THE X
PRIZE A 10 MILLION DOLLAR AWARD TO THE FIRST PRIVATELY FUNDED SPACECRAFT
ABLE TO CARRY A PILOT AND TWO PASSENGERS INTO SPACE.
SPACESHIP ONE'S GIANT LEAP INTO NEW A ERA OF SPACE TRAVEL
TODAY...SHOWED THE WORLD...THE FINAL FRONTIER NOT SO EXCLUSIVE ANYMORE.
JENNIFER DONELAN, CBS NEWS, MOJAVE, CALI
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Coming up - An author who's spotlighted Roanoke problems with urban renewal is talking with city council later today - but first we'll sit down with her for a chat about why we made the cut-- after the break
and one clothing designer is making some dog-on fashionable pets.
We'll take a look, a little later on News 7 at Noon.
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The Star City is no stranger to the concept of urban renewal--
Later today, Roanoke City Council will hear from an author who features Roanoke in her new book called "Root Shock:
How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It."
Doctor Mindy Thompson Fullilove joins us now to talk about her book, and how she selected Roanoke as one of the cities she explores.
Good Afternoon, Doctor Fullilove.
(Normally, when we hear about urban renewal-- we hear phrases like breathing new life into old neighborhoods-- but your
book describes how those changes aren't necessarily changes for the better....)
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(In the book, you highlight Newark, Pittsburgh, and Roanoke--- Why did Roanoke make the list?)
(You're also research psychiatrist..how did you become interested in this topic?)
(Your book says this is something that not only affects the physical structures...but causes emotional trauma for displ
aced residents, too...)
(As we mentioned earlier, you're going to be speaking at the Roanoke City Council meeting today...and also a book signi
ng later this evening...)
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Coming up after the break- a man wanted for attempted murder in New York is arrested in Henry County
and Kobe's back in court for more hearings as his attorneys point to poor police work in the investigation.
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The Henry County Sheriff's Department have arrested a man who is wanted for attempted murder in New York.
Officals say Wesley Nelson kicked down the door to a woman's apartment on Oak Street, and threatened her with a gun.
He was arrested a short time later.
He was wanted on 2 counts of attempted murder in New Rochelle, New York.
Now he faces assault and battery, breaking and entering, and firearms charges here.
Nelson is currently held in the Martinsville City Jail with NO bond.
Kobe Bryant's back in a courtroom, as defense attorneys point at poor police work and evidence gathering.
Also at issue...defining "consent".
Jennifer Miller has the latest.
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KOBE BRYANT'S DEFENSE TEAM IS ON A ROLL.
HIS PRE-TRIAL HEARING HAS BEEN SHORTENED FROM FIVE DAYS TO TWO ...
MOVING THE CASE CLOSER TO TRIAL.
PROSECUTORS ARE FORGOING A THIRD DNA TEST ON CLOTHING. TWO SEPARATE
TESTS TURNED OUT DIFFERENT RESULTS ... PROMPTING LAWYERS TO FIGHT OVER
HOW HANDLE A THIRD TEST AND COMPLAIN ABOUT DELAYS. NOW THAT ISSUE IS
LIKELY PUT TO REST.
BUT TELEPHONE TEXT MESSAGES COULD BECOME A BIG ISSUE. THE DEFENSE HAS
WON THE RELEASE OF MESSAGES BETWEEN BRYANT'S ACCUSER AND A MALE FRIEND.
ALTHOUGH THE MESSAGES ARE NOT PUBLIC, THEY COULD TELL ATTORNEYS WHAT
BRYANT'S ACCUSER WAS SAYING TO FRIENDS ABOUT THE ALLEGED INCIDENT.
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IT HAPPENED AT THIS COLORADO RESORT.
BRYANT SAYS THE SEX WAS CONSENSUAL .... BUT LAWYERS DON'T AGREE ON HOW
TO DEFINE "CONSENT" TO A JURY.
TODAY, THE JUDGE HEARS ARGUMENTS ON THAT .... AND ON DEFENSE ALLEGATIONS
SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES PERFORMED SHODDY POLICE WORK AT THE HOTEL.
BRYANT'S ATTORNEYS SAY DETECTIVES FAILED TO COLLECT AND PRESERVE THE
CHAIR AND SURROUNDING CARPET WHERE THE ACT TOOK PLACE AS WELL AS TOWELS,
TRASH AND BED SHEETS.
THE DEFENSE SAYS THE FAILURE TO COLLECT THE EVIDENCE could suggest it
might have CLEARED bryant's NAME.
JENNIFER MILLER CBS NEWS, EAGLE COLORADO.
Wachovia is setting its sights on the Lone Star State--
In a deal worth 14- point- three billion dollars, Wachovia Corporation is buying competitor, SouthTrust.
The combination will create the largest bank in the southeastern U-S, and give Wachovia new leverage in the large Texas banking market.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was up 7 points. Nasdaq gained 5.
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Up next in sports, see what items are going up for auction this Friday at the Roy Stanley Memorial Golf Tournament.
And Ryan Newman has a win under his belt after taking the checkered flag at the DHL 400.
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Friday afternoon, the second annual Roy Stanley celebrity golf outing takes over the Hanging Rock Golf Club in Salem.
Later that night, the auction to benefit the scholarship fund will take place.
Mike Stevens says there are several items you can't afford to miss.
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Ryan Newman is winless no longer this season after taking the checkered flag at Michigan in yesterday's DHL 400.
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It wasn't a good day if your last name was Gordon.
First Robby and Brendan Gaughan crash into each other just a lap in, to bring out the day's first caution.
Jeff Gordon brought out another of 9 cautions, blowing an engine on his way to a DNF.
Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart brought out the yellow flag again with a late- race scrape.
None of that mattered to Newman, who grabbed the lead from Dale Jarrett with 23 laps left, and held off Kasey Kahne and DJ for the checkers.
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For one German designer, fashion is going to the dogs--
Hildegard Bergbauer says her doggie designs are inspired by her memories of canines dressed up during festivals she attended while growing up in Germany.
She says that when she dressed up her own dogs in lederhosen, people like the idea, and her career took off.
Bergbauer has sold her costumes to dog owners in the U-S and of course, in Germany.
She says she's thinking of expanding her dogwear to include kilts and even biking leathers.
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