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Police in Danville are searching for a suspect in a shooting Saturday night that left a 15- year- old dead.
And, Dan River announces it's cutting hundreds of jobs.[WX-Head]
We have an increased chance for afternoon thunderstorms as a cool front heads our way, plus the tropics could affect our region as early as Friday morning. I'll have your forecast.
Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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Dan River is cutting approximately 375 jobs in Danville.
The company announced today that it plans to close its finishing and sheet sewing plant in Danville during the fourth quarter.
Most of the finishing production will be transferred to Dan River's plants in Brookneal and Harris, NC.
Most of the sheet sewing production will
be transferred to the company's plants in Brookneal and Morven, NC.
The company is also closing its ISP warehouse in Portsmouth.
Dan River plans for its finishing and sheet sewing workers to be let go in early October.
The company says it will seek programs to assist displaced workers in finding other jobs within the area. and in applying for unemployment.
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Danville police are looking for a man in connection with a shooting that killed one teenager.
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20 year old Van Lamar Thornton faces first degree murder and firearms charges.
Police say he was involved in a shooting Saturday night at the Knights of Columbus building.
15 year old Reginald Lemar Kirby suffered a gunshot wound to his chest, and died at the scene.
A 20-year old woman was also shot in the buttocks.
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Anyone with information about the shooting, or Thornton's location is asked to call police or Danville Crimestoppers at (434) 793-0000.
The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for the execution of a Montgomery County man.
James Reid was sentenced to death for the murder of a Christiansburg woman.
He was convicted of strangling and stabbing 80-year-old Annie Lester eight years ago.
Reid came within one day of execution last December.
But today the Supreme Court lifted his stay, without comment.
Amber Frey is back on the witness stand in Scott Peterson's double murder trial.
Her testimony yesterday portrayed Peterson as a liar, who didn't appear to be grieving over his missing wife.
Brian Andrews has the latest from the courthouse in Redwood City.
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[SUPER=01-Gloria Allred/Frey's Attorney; :12]
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[SUPER=01-Susan Cadillo/Peterson's Sister; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Brian Andrews/CBS News; 1:11]
[OUT Q=Andrews, CBS News, Redwood City, CA.]
PROSECUTORS PLAN TO PLAY MORE TAPES OF THE WIRE TAPS BETWEEN STAR
WITNESS AMBER FREY...
( FILE OF SCOTT)
AND SCOTT PETERSON. .
(PHOTOS OF SCOTT AND AMBER)
IN ONE SECRETLY RECORDED PHONE CONVERSATION, PETERSON SAID HE WAS IN
Sot: Gloria Alred/Frey's Attorney
"He's saying he is at Paris at the Eiffel Tower with Francois and
Pasquale, of course he was not, what a pack of lies."
( FILE OF VIGIL)
BUT THE TRUTH WAS... HE WAS IN MODESTO, ABOUT TO ATTEND A CANDLE LIGHT
VIGIL FOR HIS MISSING, PREGNANT WIFE LACI.
TUESDAY, THE JURY ALSO HEARD SALACIOUS DETAILS OF THEIR FLEETING ROMANCE
... AND HIS SEDUCTIVE BEHAVIOUR...even his OFFER TO UNDERGO A
VASCECTOMY, CLAIMING HE HAD NO INTEREST IN FATHERING A CHILD... SAYING,
INSTEAD, HE WOULD GLADLY EMBRACE AMBER'S DAUGHTER AS HIS OWN.
AND THEN THERE WERE THE LIES... ABOUT HIS LIFE, TRAVELS, AND MARRIAGE
AMBER KNEW NOTHING ABOUT.
AMBER TESTIFIED SCOTT FINALLY TOLD her IN EARLY DECEMBER HE'D LOST HIS
WIFE A YEAR EARLIER...
that IT WAS HIS FIRST CHRISTMAS WITH OUT HER..
SCOTT'S SISTER TRIED TO BLUNT THE STINGING TESTIMONY....
(SOT - SUSAN CADILLO/PETERSON'S SISTER)
"Is this damning testimony? I don't think so. I mean we all know he
had an affair... that's not the issue here. The issue is about Lacy and
I don't think the two are connected."
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(not verbatim) THIS MORNING, COURT RESUMES WITH AN EVIDENTIARY
HEARING... THEN MORE TESTIMONY FROM AMBER FREY. BRIAN ANDREWS, CBS NEWS,
REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA.
Veteran "60 Minutes" reporter Mike Wallace found himself on the other side of the news, and the LAW last night.
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It all began when the 86- year- old Wallace went to a New York City restaurant.
As he was leaving with his takeout order, he noticed two Taxi and Limousine inspectors talking to the driver of his black sedan about being double- parked.
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((LUIGI MILITELLO/LUKE'S RESTAURANT MANAGER: I'M SURE HE WAS JUST INQUIRING ON WHAT ALL WAS GOING ON AND THE NEXT THING I KNOW ONE OF THEM WAS YELLING AT HIM, I DON'T KNOW WHAT, AND IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER HE WAS KIND OF MANHANDLED AND ARRESTED AND TAKEN AWAY.))
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[OUT Q=and taken away.]
Wallace was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
If found guilty, he'll have to appear in court and pay a fine.
CBS released a statement that "Mike Wallace is at home and he is fine."
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Coming up on News 7 at Noon - More charges against Kobe Bryant - this time the woman files in CIVIL court.
and the cost of saving money. See what seniors are having to pay in order to save with the new Medicare cards.
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Attorneys for the woman accusing basketball star Kobe Bryant of sexual assault are now on the offensive.
With the trial set to begin in less than three weeks, they've filed charges in civil court-- a move some say could backfire.
Bill Whitaker reports.
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[SUPER=01-Karen Steinhauser/Former Prosecutor; :11]
[SUPER=01-Trent Copeland/Defense Attorney; :51]
[SUPER=01-Bill Whitaker/CBS News; 1:06]
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((. SCRIPT ( TRACK 1) ATTORNEY'S FOR KOBE BRYANT'S ACCUSER WENT TO FEDERAL COURT IN DENVER TO FILE A CIVIL LAWSUIT AGAINST THE BASKETBALL STAR . IN THE COMPLAINT THEY SAID THEIR CLIENT WAS (GRAPHIC) OWNED MONEY FOR "PAIN, PUBLIC SCORN, HATRED AND RIDICULE" SHE SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF THE ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT LAST SUMMER.. SHE ASKED FOR 75-THOUSAND DOL
LARS IN COMPENSATORY DAMAGES..AND AN UNSPECIFIED AMOUNT IN PUNITIVE DAMAGES. ( SOT KAREN STEINHAUSER- CBS NEWS LEGAL A
NALYST /FORMER PROSECUTOR) 15-23-26) this is her statement saying I don't think I can get a fair trial in the criminal courts so I'm going to make sure I get a fair trial in the civil court and I'm going to make sure I have my day in court." ( TRACK 2) THE LEGAL MOVE COMES ON THE HEELS OF SEVERAL COURT MISTAKES.. IN WHICH THE ACCUSERS NAME WAS POSTED ON THEIR WEB SITE.. AND DETAILS OF HER SEXUAL ACTIVITIES ACCIDENTLY RELEASED TO NEWS ORGANIZATIONS. IN THIS LATEST FILING THE ACCUSER FIGHTS BACK ACCUSING BRYANT OF (GRAPHIC)" ATTEMPTING TO COMMIT SIMILAR ACTS OF VIOLENT SEXUAL ASSULT ON FEM
ALES HE HAS JUST MET." STILL EXPERTS SAY THIS LATEST LEGAL MANEUVER WILL ONLY HELP BRYANT'S DEFENSE ( SOT TRENT COPELA
ND/CBS NEWS LEGAL ANALYST/ DEFENSE ATTORNEY 59-29) this is clearly a wrench in the prosecutions case they clearly could not have anticiapted this and I dont believe they could be happy. ( edit) it really holds her out for criticism in terms of her being someone who is clearly out just for the money." ( TRACK 3)( IN CIVIL COURT.. WHERE THE BURDEN OF PROOF IS LOWER THE ACCUSER WOULD HAVE AN EASIER TIME PROVING HER CLAIM. MANY OBSERVORS BELIEVE THIS IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS DROPPING HER INCREASINGLY BITTER AND DIFFICULT CRIMINAL CASE. BILL WHITAKER CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES )
Bulgaria says it's confirmed a body found in Iraq last month is that of a second truck driver who was kidnapped in June.
The two truck drivers were held hostage by those loyal to militant, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
In Baqouba today, a roadside bombing has left at least six Iraqis dead and nine injured.
The blast happened near a crowded market, and left a large crater in the side of the road.
Militants often target police or coalition forces, but this attack hit civilians as they shopped.
In the West Bank, officials say a Palestinian man is dead and at least 13 Israelis and Palestinians are injured after a car bombing.
The bomb exploded near a busy Israeli military checkpoint.
A group with links to Yasser Arafat's Fatah (FAH'-tah) movement
is claiming responsibility.
Members say the attack is revenge for Israel's killing of a leader of the group last month.
Hospital officials say three family members of the man who was
killed were wounded -- including a six-year-old grandson.
A prescription discount plan for seniors isn't bringing total relief at the pharmacy.
Instead, it's delivering a lot of headaches.
As Dr. Mallika Marshall explains, it's difficult for seniors to choose the right plan.
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[SUPER=01-Barbara Szold/Medicare Recipient; :25]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mallika Marshall/CBS News; :34]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Siegel/NYU Medical Center; :48]
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((WHEN THE MEDICARE DRUG DISCOUNT PROGRAM TOOK EFFECT IN JUNE IT WAS
BILLED AS A HELPING HAND FOR MILLIONS OF OLDER AMERICANS.
BUT WITH DOZENS OF DISCOUNT CARDS AVAILABLE ON THE MEDICARE WEBSITE MANY
SENIORS AREN'T SURE WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE.... AND SAY THE ENROLLMENT
PROCESS IS CONFUSING.
AND FOR SENIORS LIKE BARBARA SZOLD (zold), WHO DON'T USE THE WEB, THE
PHONE IS THEIR ONLY OPTION.
(nats-"don't put me on hold again")
(SOT- Barbara Szold/Medicare Recipient)
"you go from one person to another, the other day I got through seven
people and then got put on hold and then you get disconected and you
start all over again."
(STANDUP: Dr. Mallika Marshall/CBS NEWS/Boston, MA)
A RECENT SURVEY FOUND THAT OVERALL SENIORS WHO ENROLL IN THE PROGRAM
'ARE' SAVING MONEY.
BUT OF THE 41 MILLION ELGIBLE ONLY AN ESTIMATED 4 MILLION HAVE SIGNED
UP.... AND MOST OF THOSE WERE AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLED BY ASSISTANCE
(SOT-Dr. Mark Siegel/NYU Medical Center)
"my patients are not really sure how to get them what exactly they're
useful for, there seem to be a lot of them, they're confused by the
quantity of them."
(SOT-Sen. Bob Dole)
"I think it has been confusing."
BUT FORMER SENATOR BOB DOLE, WHO IS ON A NATIONWIDE EDUCATION CAMPAIGN
SPONSORED IN PART BY A DRUG COMPANY, SAYS IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE
AND NOW 1-HUNDRED THOUSAND SENIORS ARE SIGNING UP EVERY WEEK.
DOLE, WHO ALSO ADMITS TO NOT USING THE INTERNET, SAYS PEOPLE WHO ARE
CONFUSED BY THE PROCESS NEED TO ASK FRIENDS, FAMILY AND SENIOR GROUPS
(SOT-Former Sen. Bob Dole/)
"it's a 400 billion dollar program effects millions of people, it's
going to be complicated and now it's being sorted out and it's getting
BUT TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO FIX THIS TEMPORARY PROGRAM.
IN TWO YEARS THE REAL MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG SUBSIDY TAKES EFFECT
AND THIS PROCESS BEGINS ALL OVER AGAIN.
DOCTOR MALLIKA MARSHALL, CBS NEWS.))
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Roanoke City students will be held more accountable for their actions. We'll take a look at ways school officials are trying to curb violence coming up
and animals at a Tokyo Zoo are fighting the heat - and finding cool ways to chill.
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Students in Roanoke City Schools will have to face the consequences when they misbehave.
Last night, the Roanoke School Board voted to revise the student handbook.
For the first time, the handbook lays out in detail how students will be punished for certain offenses.
School officials believe this will make discplinary action consistent throughout the school system.
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((KATHY STOCKBURGER/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: THERE'S A CLARITY AND THERE'S A SPECIFICITY THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE EARLIER AND ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE TASK FORCE WAS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND FOR FOLKS TO KNOW WHAT IS THEY WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR IN A CLEAR WAY.))
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The revised handbook will be sent home with students the first week of school.
Parents will have to sign a form acknowledging it received and read the handbook.
Roanoke County is on par for a new golf course.
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Last night, the planning commission voted to approve rezoning and a special use permit for the proposed course.
It would be built on 250 acres along Pitzer Road in the Mount Pleasant area.
The Board of Superivsors will next take up the plan on August 24th.
Most of Japan is suffering through a heat wave, but animals at the Tokyo Zoo are keeping their cool.
They were given a treat of ice blocks filled with fruit and sausages.
Polar bears were the first to receive a frozen surprise.
Animals more accustomed to the heat also cooled off with the help of ice blocks.
Asian elephants spent the afternoon knocking over the blocks, and stomping on the ice to eat watermelon.
Over the next week, monkeys and gorillas will also have more pleasant afternoons with frozen snacks.
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Bassett Furniture has tapped a hall of fame quarterback to launch a line of furniture, and today the new teammates joined forces in New York City.
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Former Denver Bronco John Elway was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this week, and this morning he joined executives of Bassett Furniture to open trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
Bassett plans to introduce Elway Home, a collection of home entertainment and reclining furniture in the Fall.
On Wall Street at Noon, , the Dow was down 55 points. Nasdaq lost 38 points.
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Coming up after the break, the U-S Olympic Tennis team loses a star.
And we'll have some answers on whether another hockey team could be in Roanoke this season.
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Will professional hockey return to Roanoke?
There still is no definite answer, but yesterday the president of the United Hockey League met with Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham and Civic Center Facilities director Mina Boyd in attempt to keep Roanoke's "Ice Age" alive.
Steve Mason fills us in.
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[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Former Express Head Coach; 1:17]
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In sports, The U-S women's tennis team will be without star Jennifer Capriati.
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She has withdrawn from the Athens Olympics because of a hamstring injury.
Capriati has been bothered by the injury since July.
She's been replaced on the U-S tennis team by Lisa Raymond.
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Sean Glennon continues to separate himself from Cory Holt in the battle to back up Bryan Randall at quarterback this season.
Holt, who's considered the most physically gifted of the three, has been struggling a bit in the first few practices.
And for the past two days, he's done very little due to a sore throwing shoulder.
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