An arraignment this morning for the man accused of assaulting a woman in a Blacksburg alley--
And, today's wet weather is causing some changes to events surrounding the Roy Stanley Memorial Golf Tournament and Auction.
Welll have all the information, coming up.
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Showers and storms continue to push through the area some of which contain heavy downpours. I'll have your forecast.
Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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The radar picture says it all-- heavy rain is making for messy travel today across the region.
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Let's head over to Leo Hirsbrunner to see when the rain's going to let up--
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Rain is putting a damper on some plans for events surrounding the Roy Stanley Memorial Celebrity Golf Tournament.
The Celebrity Golf Tournament today at Hanging Rock at 1 o'clock this afternoon IS still on as scheduled.
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However, due to the threat of rain later in the day, the silent and live auctions have been moved inside to the WDBJ Community Room.
That is located at our Digital Broadcast Center here on Hershberger Road.
The silent auction begins at 5 o'clock, followed by the live auction at 7 o'clock this evening.
The man accused in a brutal assault in Blacksburg was in court this morning.
26 year old Holland Blaine Davy was arraigned on charges related to the attack on a woman early Wednesday morning.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa was in the courtroom.
Rachel did Davy say anything while in court this morning?
For the most part he stood very quietly and kept his head down.
At one point he did ask the judge about a bond hearing, but was told he'd need to contact his lawyer.
26 year old Holland Blaine Davy is charged with attempted rape and abduction.
We are not showing his face, because Blacksburg police have asked us not to.
They are going to use his photo in a lineup for witnesses.
Davy is accused of attacking a 23 year old woman in an alley around 2:30 Wednesday morning.
The victim was beaten so badly in the face, police say she will need reconstructive surgery.
Police are still waiting for lab results to determine if she was also raped.
Blacksburg attorney Christopher Tuck was appointed as Davy's lawyer.
A preliminary hearing has been set for September 2nd.
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Kimberly, if convicted Davy faces up to 20 years in prison.
Police say more charges will be placed in the next few days.
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A search is underway in Franklin County for a missing patient from a nursing home.
The administrator at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Rocky Mount says the man left the facility this morning and may be trying to get to relatives in Bedford.
Enoch Bruner is in his late 70's, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with balding, gray hair. He was wearing a striped shirt and dark pants.
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Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital plans to close its Intermediate Care Facility in September.
The hospital says there was no longer a need for the nursing home because of the recent expansion of Riverview Nursing Home in that area.
Giles Memorial expects its 21 residents will now transfer there.
All of its employees have also been offered jobs at the facility.
The move will also make it possible for Giles Memorial to expand, and add new services, including occupational and speech therapy.
U-S officials in Iraq and on Capitol Hill are gearing up for the final days before next week's transfer of power.
The Bush administration still has an uphill climb before that happens-- and so does the U-S military.
Jennifer Donelan has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq; :29]
[SUPER=01-Paul Wolfowitz/U. S. Deputy Defense Secretary; 1:21]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Donelan/CBS News; 1:34]
[OUT Q=Donelan, CBS News, Washington.]
IT'S A SALES TRIP FOR PRESIDENT BUSH, HEADED TO EUROPE TO DRUM UP
SUPPORT FOR THE NEW IRAQI GOVERNMENT THAT TAKES OVER IN JUST FIVE DAYS.
HE'S SPECIFICALLY PUSHING NATO TO HELP TRAIN IRAQI SECURITY FORCES,
SEEMINGLY OUTMANNED AGAINST A STRONG INSURGENCY.
(SOT: Bush: I think we can get a training mission. Prime Minister
Allawi has asked for NATO to help train police and troops in order to
help stabilize the country.)
BUT MANY FOREIGN LEADERS, AGAINST THE WAR FROM THE START, WORRY THAT
GETTING INVOLVED WILL HURT THEM POLITICALLY...ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE
VOLATILE SECURITY SITUATION IN IRAQ. YESTERDAY ABOUT 100 PEOPLE WERE
KILLED AND HUNDREDS MORE INJURED IN A SERIES OF COORDINATED ATTACKS.
NOW, U-S AND IRAQI SOLDIERS ARE SETTING UP CHECKPOINTS AROUND BAGHDAD.
THE GOAL... TRY TO KEEP GUERRILLA FORCES OUT SO THEY CAN'T THE SAME KIND
OF DAMAGE DURING THE HANDOVER NEXT WEEK.
AND TROOPS LAUNCHED ANOTHER AIRSTRIKE IN FALLUJAH AGAINST A HIDEOUT OF
SUSPECTED TERRORIST ABU MUSAB AL ZARQAWI, WHOSE AL-QAEDA LINKED GROUP
HAS CLAIMED RESPONSIBLITY FOR THE VIOLENCE. FALLUJAH HAS LONG BEEN A
HOTBED OF ANTI-US SENTIMENT... IT'S A CITY WHERE ARMED GUNMAN OPENLY
CARRY ROCKET-PROPELLED GRENADES THROUGH THE STREETS.
IRAQ'S INCOMING PRIME MINISTER IYAD ALLAWI VOWS TO CRUSH THOSE
RESPONSIBLE. AND AT A HEARING ON CAPITOL HILL, TOP MILITARY LEADERS
SAID WHILE THEY UNDERESTIMATED THE ENEMY, THE TRANSITION WILL GO ON AS
SOT: Paul Wolfowitz/Deputy Defense Secretary - 10:00:03 this enemy has
one skill - killing and destroying people. that's its strength but
weakness b/c overwhelming majority of iraqis want peace.
DONELAN STAND-UP TO COME
The U-S military is reporting casualties in Afghanistan--
Officials say two Marines were killed and another was wounded last night when they were attacked in a province near the Pakistani border.
The province is one of several in Afghanistan where Taliban insurgents still have a major presence.
The U- S military says it has killed more than 80 militants in the past month.
A fuel tanker exploded in southeastern Iran-- killing 70 people.
About 80- others were injured in last night's blast.
Authorities say the gas tanker truck plowed into some buses while they were stopped at a police station.
Large vehicles often wait outside police stations in Iran to be inspected for drugs and other contraband.
The tanker was carrying more than 45- hundred gallons of gas.
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Still to come, new laws will soon go on the books that should make you think before you take a drink and drive...
and did the King of Pop fire employees for following the law? We'll have that story next on News 7 at Noon.
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A pre- trial hearing today in the Michael Jackson molestation case should determine which documents will remain sealed-- and which will go public.
Jackson's attorney and prosecutors want the documents to stay secret, despite requests from the media to release them.
Meanwhile, newly- released papers may indicate why members of Jackson's inner circle are staying quiet.
They're from a seven-year-old court case-- in which five former Jackson employees claimed they were fired for cooperating with authorities investigating the 19-93 allegations against the singer.
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((LAURIE LEVENSON/FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR:LEGALLY, EMPLOYEES HAVE TO COOPERATE IN A CRIMINAL CASE, NO MATTER WHAT. BUT PRACTICALLY, SOMETHING LIKE THIS COULD CAUSE A CHILLING EFFECT...KEEP PEOPLE FROM COMING FORWARD ))
[SUPER=01-Laurie Levenson/Former Federal Prosecutor;]
[OUT Q=from coming forward.]
Jackson himself will NOT attend today's hearing.
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People who get caught drinking and driving will soon have a lot more explaining to do.
New laws are about to go on the books that increase the penalties to some of the harshest in the nation.
Justin McLeod has the story.
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[IN Q=Nat sound]
[SUPER=10-Gov. Mark Warner//May 27; :18]
[SUPER=01-Michael Bailey/Virginia State Police; :51]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]
((((NAT SOUND OF CARS ON THE HIGHWAY))
The next time you get behind the wheel, you may want to think twice about drinking and driving.
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((SGT. MICHAEL BAILEY/STATE POLICE: YOU WOULD THINK A REASONABLE PERSON WOULD TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY.))
[OUT Q=it very seriously]
They'll have no choice thanks to 25 new DUI measures Governor Warner recently signed into law.
They're considered to be among the strictest in the country.
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[IN Q=This really]
((GOV. MARK WARNER/MAY 27TH: THIS REALLY IS AN ALL OUT ASSAULT ON DRUNK DRIVING.))
[OUT Q=DRUNK DRIVING]
That assault especially targets repeat offenders.
If you receive a third DUI conviction within five years, bail will automatically be denied and you will spend at least 180 days in jail.
Three convictions in ten years could lead to your vehicle being confiscated.
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Repeat offender or not, you will face a manadatory five day jail term if you're caught with a blood alcohol level of .15.
And if you're first time offender, you will now be fined a minimum of 250 bucks.
[IN Q=Normally you are going]
((SGT. MICHAEL BAILEY/STATE POLICE: NORAMLY YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE PEOPLE THINK SOME LAWS ARE TOO STRICT BUT NORMALLY THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE VIOLATING THE LAWS.))
[OUT Q=violating the laws]
Supporters say these laws are needed.
For awhile drunk driving accidents were down in the state, but they're back on the rise.
[IN Q=Whether they are]
((SGT. MICHAEL BAILEY/STATE POLICE: WHETHER THEY ARE UP OR DOWN THEY ARE STILL PRESENT SO ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP ELIMINATE THAT AND REDUCE THAT NUMBER WE'RE GOING TO DO IT WE NEED TO DO IT.))
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[IN Q= ]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: DOING IT ALSO ALLOWS POLICE TO ARREST A PERSON WITHOUT A WARRANT FOR DRUNK DRIVING WITHIN THREE HOURS OF A CRASH. ALSO, THE STATE WILL NOW REQUIRE SOME REPEAT OFFENDERSTO HAVE AN IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM INSTALLED IN THEIR VEHICLE. JUSTIN McLEOD,NEWS 7.))))
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Sixteen Buchanan County government officials and businessmen have been indicted in a alleged public corruption scandal.
Past and present members of the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors are among those accused of taking bribes.
Local contractors allegedly used cash, vehicles, guns- -even coon hunting trips to win government contracts.
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They were flood-relief contracts stemming from damage left by the flooding in and around Grundy two years ago.
The investigation into public corruption in Buchanan County's been going on for more than a year.
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((JOE STEPHENS HAS AGREED TO FORFEIT $700,000. DON MATNEY HAS AGREED TO FORFEIT $400,000. TERRY KEENE HAS AGREED TO FORFEIT $25,000. SO THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALREADY COLLECT OVER $1.1 MILLION DOLLARS IN FORFEITURES IN THE CASE.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Assistant U. S. Attorney]
[OUT Q=in the case.]
The U-S Attorney says those three and one additional defendant have already agreed to plead guilty to racketeering and money laundering.
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Up next on the newscast, critics turn up the heat on the controversial film, Fahrenheit 9-11.
and also, they may be "Unplugged" but these guitars are still making beautiful music for a clinic in the Caribbean.
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Michael Moore's controversial take on the Bush administration and the war on terror opens in theatres nationwide tonight.
As Kelly Cobiella reports, "Fahrenheit 9-11" is already sparking some fiery debates.
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[SUPER=04-"Fahrenheit 9-11"; :10]
[SUPER=01-Michael Moore/"Fahrenheit 9-11" Director; :50 ]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Cobiella/CBS News; 1:08]
[OUT Q=Cobiella, CBS News, New York.]
((It has all the buzz of a summer blockbuster... but unlike Hollywood fantasy, this movie is intended to make a ticket-buyer's blood boil.
(Super: "Fahrenheit 9/11")
"WITH EVERYTHING GOING WRONG, HE DID WHAT ANY OF US WOULD DO.. HE WENT
Farenheit 9-11 is a scathing portrayal of President Bush and his administration's war on terror. Documentary film maker Michael Morre admits it's a personal attack on the president.. intended to change voters minds. The president's critics rave about it...
"I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY WELL DONE AND I WILL GO SEE IT AGAIN."
his supporters pan it as propaganda..
(nats liddy on radio)
"It's filled with lies and distortion."
Few groups escape Moore's biting criticism in the film, which broke single-day box office records in New York.
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hanna: SOME HAVE SAID PROPAGANDA. DO YOU BUY THAT? (MOORE) NO. I CONSIDER THE CBS EVENING NEWS PROPAGANDA. HA HA. WHAT I DO IS PROVIDE.. (HANNA) LET'S MOVE BEYOND THAT. (MOORE) NO, LET'S NOT. (HANNA) LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR MOVIE.
(MOORE) LET'S TALK ABOUT THE EVENING NEWS, THIS NETWORK AND THE OTHER NETWORKS THAT DIDN'T DO THE JOB THEY SHOULD HAVE
DONE AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS WAR."
One thing is certain... Farenheit 9-11 will turn up the heat of a political debate already dividing the country. Kelly Cobiella, CBS News, New York. ))
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Up next in sports, the NBA broke a record last night by accepting eight high school players.
And changes are underway at the Martinsville speedway, starting with the track.
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The NBA draft took place last night at Madison Square Garden.
The biggest surprise of the night was that twice as many high school seniors as college seniors were taken in the first round.
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That includes the top pick in the draft - Dwight Howard - who was selected by the Orlando Magic.
The second pick went to the new Charlotte Bobcats. and they selected former Connecticut star Emeka (A-MEK'-uh) Okafor.
In all, 8 high schoolers went in round one.
Stand-out player Jameer Nelson from Saint Joesph's watched as the 8 high school players got chosen before him.
Nelson led Saint Joe's to a perfect 27 and 0 regular season record.
Nelson, who was the 20th overall pick, is going to Orlando.
Duke's Luol (LOL) Deng was the 7th pick by Phoenix, but has been traded to Chicago.
Duke's Chris Duhon (DOOH-ahn) will join him in the Windy City. He was picked in the second round.
Tonight the Jack Russell Terrier races will be in the main arena at the Roanoke Valley Horse Show.
But this year, something will be missing, the race's defending champion.
Each of the past four years - this terrier named Carley - dominated the event - winning four straight titles.
She passed away at her home in Christiansburg last December from heart failure at the age of eight.
Just 10 days before she died, Carley won another title at another show.
Tonight a new Jack Russell champ will be crowned- but no one at the show will forget Carley's accomplishments.
The Martinsville Speedway is getting a face lift this summer.
Travis Wells takes a look at the changing complexion of Nascar's oldest track.
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[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Speedway President; :22]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
((During April's running of the Advance Auto Parts 500, the Martinsville Speedway's concrete began to crumble in turn 3. That prompted Clay Campbell to expand his plans for new asphalt in the straights to include new concrete in the the turns, with one small alteration. At the exits of turns 2 and 4, the grooves of concrete will be extended about a hundred feet.
The project should be completed in mid-July, and then Campbell will be faced with another decision--whether or not to grind the corners as he did in 2002. He's getting some high tech help from the track's new owner, International Speedway Corporation.
The construction at Nascar's shortest facility isn't limited to inside the grandstands. The railroad tracks behind the backstretch will be on the move in the very near future, making way for additional expansion.
The relocation of the railroad tracks is about a two month project, which means it should be completed by the October race weekend. Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))
Eric Clapton won't be making music with some of his best guitars anymore--
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
Clapton auctioned off what he called the "cream" of his guitar collection for charity-- raising about seven and a half- million dollars last night at Christie's in New York.
The ``Blackie'' Stratocaster that he played from 19-70 to 19-85
went for nearly a million dollars-- a record price for a guitar.
A 19-64 cherry- red Gibson guitar went for 847- thousand dollars.
Proceeds from the auction go to a drug addiction center Clapton set up in the Caribbean.