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Today on News 7, another local company is laying off workers. We'll have the details.
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..and a man is sent to the hospital when his experimental plane crashes in Franklin County.
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A complete case of the hazies through tomorrow and then a breakdown of the heatwave into the weekend. Details next.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Also today, the daughter of a former President has passed away,
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and we'll see how a new type of scanning device is proving more effective at finding cancer than anything else on the market.
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[5-Child-Pornography]


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The largest known on-line child pornography business is no more after investigators shut it down. Now, not only the people running the operation, but some of the subscribers, are facing charges. Aleen Sirgany reports.
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[SUPER=01-Terri Moore/Former Asst. U.S. Attorney; :11]
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/U.S. Attorney General; :38]
[SUPER=01-Ken Weaver/Chief Postal Inspector; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News; 1:16]
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((NAT OF DOOR OPENING INSIDE THE DOORS OF THIS TEXAS COMPANY, INVESTIGATORS DISCOVERED A MEGA MILLION DOLLAR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OPERATION.

(SOT) TERRI MOORE/FORMER ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY

There were pix of little children, were not talking about people who looked young, these were young children being raped and crying, so disturbing, so disturbing.
AUTHORTIES SAY LANDSLIDE PRODUCTIONS, OWNED BY A MARRIED COUPLE .. WAS AN ELABORATE ON-LINE BUSINESS THAT CATERED TO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. THOMAS REEDY WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON. HIS WIFE JANICE REEDY WILL SPEND THE NEXT 14 YEARS BEHIND BARS.

(SOT)JOHN ASHCROFT/U.S ATTTOREY GENERAL

To those in the sex industry who illegally prey on Americas innocent, the deparment of justice will use every resource available to identify, arrest and prosecute those who violate the law to the fullest extent of the law.
AUTHORITIES NOT ONLY ARRESTED THE OWNERS OF THE COMPANY... BUT ALSO 100 OF THE CLIENTS. INVESTIGATORS SAY FOR 29-95 A MONTH, THESE SUBSCRIBERS COULD LOG ON TO HUNDREDS OF CHILD PORN SIGHTS. THE OWNERS GROSSED AS MUCH AS 1-POINT-4-MILLION DOLLARS A MONTH.

(SOT) KEN WEAVER/CHIEF POSTAL INSPECTOR

An operation of this magnitude was previously unheard of in the United States.

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OF THE 250-THOUSAND SUBSCRIBERS, AUTHORITIES SAY MORE THAN 30 PERCENT WERE CHILD MOLESTERS. AND POLICE SAY THIS CASE IS STILL OPEN... EVEN MORE CUSTOMERS COULD SOON BE ARRESTED. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))



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The pilot of a home-built airplane is fortunate some workers were nearby .. when his plane made a crash landing this morning.
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State police say Cecil Philpott of Chesapeake lifted off from a private airstrip just south of Rocky Mount .. and made three loops around the field before the plane hit some trees and came down.
Jay Abbott was working at his nearby business. He was one of the first to reach the plane.
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((JAY ABBOTT/WITNESS: WE WENT DOWN AND HELPED THE PILOT GET OUT OF THE PLANE, 'CAUSE THERE WAS GAS RUNNING OUT OF IT.))

[OUT Q=gas running out of it.]
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Philpott was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition with a leg injury.
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An international restructuring plan is taking its toll on a Salem company.
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Officials with Acterna said today 61 people would be let go. Earnings were reportedly much lower than expected, so the company says consolidation was necessary.
Acturna has facilities all over the world. The Salem facility makes soft and hardware for communications testing equipment.
Production there will cease, but engineering and marketing will remain.
Much of the production will be out-sourced, possibly improving work opportunities for furloughed employees.
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[5-Mall-Scwarz]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Recruiting a new store for Tanglewood Mall has been all fun and games for management....
That's because the store is toy giant F-A-O Schwarz.
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The high-end toy store will set up shop in the old Brendle's building during the months of September and October.
It's been years since the 50 thousand square foot building has seen a tenant this size.
Management says it was a logical place for the Schwarz company to test the market.
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((ALLEN FOSTER/TANGLEWOOD MALL: QFS, QUALITY FULFILLMENT SERVICES BASED OUT OF ROANOKE IS A WAREHOUSE DISTRIBUTION ARM OF FAO SCHWARZ, SO THEY ALREADY HAD A LOT OF THE MERCHANDISE IN ROANOKE. SINCE THERE IS NOT ANOTHER FAO SCHWARZ IN THE AREA, THEY WOULDN'T BE COMPETING AGAINST ANOTHER STORE.))
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Management says it IS possible the toy store may stay longer than two months, but that would depend on sales.


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An expressway in Chicago was closed most of the day as firefighters tried to keep a chemical spill from igniting in the heat.
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A semi-truck carrying flammable liquid rolled over on the Dan Ryan Expressway during the early rush hour today. Officials closed traffic in both directions when the truck started leaking. A Chicago Transit Authority train line that runs along the expressway as also closed. Passengers were taken to shuttle buses to get around the wreck. Firefighters poured water on the wreckage to dilute any hazardous chemicals, which they feared could self ignite.
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Still to come on the newscast, a local hospital is using a new device that could revolutionize the way cancer is detected,
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[VO] and one of the daughters of former President Ronald Reagan has passed away in California.
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Maureen Reagan has died. The oldest child of former President Ronald Reagan and his first wife actress Jane Wyman today lost a five-year fight with cancer.
Chris Lawrence reports.
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((NARR; SHE WAS THE FIRST BORN TO A PICTURE-PERFECT COUPLE: THEN ACTOR RONALD REAGAN...AND HIS ACTRESS WIFE JANE WYMAN. ...BUT AFTER A BRIEF STINT IN HOLLYWOOD...

(NAT: PARTRIDGE FAMILY: HUGHES PKG)


....MAUREEN REAGAN FOLLOWED HER FATHER INTO POLITICS....CAMPAIGNING FOR HIM AT TIMES, AND RUNNING HERSELF-- AT LEAST ONCE FOR THE U-S SENATE IN CALIFORNIA AND LATER-- FOR CONGRESS.

NAT SOT: "I'VE SAID IT BEFORE...SHE'S MY KIND OF REPUBLICAN." (HUGHES)


BUT IT WASN'T UNTIL RONALD REAGAN-- IN HIS OWN WORDS-- BEGAN THE "JOURNEY THAT WOULD TAKE HIM TO THE SUNSET OF HIS LIFE," THAT MAUREEN TURNED HER BULLY PULPIT TO ALZHEIMER'S-- HER FATHER'S DISEASE.........USING THEIR FAMILY NAME AND STATUS -- TO ATTRACT MORE FUNDING AND RESEARCH.

SOT: IT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY DISEASE...OR FIRST LADIES (HUGHES).


AS SHE CRISS-CROSSED THE COUNTRY AS A NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON, SHE SPOKE CANDIDLY ABOUT THE PROGRESSION OF THE DISEASE IN HER DAD, AND ITS TOLL ON HER FAMILY.
...HER FIGHT FOR HIM -- WAS ECLIPSED ONLY BY HER FIGHT FOR HER OWN LIFE. IN 19-96, SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MELANOMA, THE DEADLIEST FORM OF SKIN CANCER. THE MELANOMA SPREAD TO HER BRAIN RECENTLY...AND CAUSED SEIZURES.
SHE DIED AT HOME.. MAUREEN REAGAN WAS 60-YEARS OLD.
Chris Lawrence CBS News Los Angeles))

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In Health Check tonight, doctors in our area have a new tool in the fight against cancer.
It's called a PET scanner --and it's capable of detecting up to 90 percent of most types of the disease.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
Joy how does the it compare to past methods?
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Shannon,
It's amazing -- it's now the best method available to identify cancer.
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And doctors say there is very little harm if any to the patient.
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((
Harper Wagner hopes this PET scan or Positron Emission Tomography test will show his cancer has not spread.
One month ago a small tumor was found above his left lung.
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((HARPER WAGNER/PATIENT:THIS WAS ANOTHER PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE TO MAKE SURE I DIDN'T HAVE IT ANYWHERE ELSE IN MY BODY. IT'S A NEW THING AND I REALLY WANTED TO HAVE IT)) [RUNS10]
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Lewis Gale Medical Center is one of five Electa Healthcare Hospitals in Southwest, Virginia sharing this mobile PET scanner.
Doctors say it is even more accurate than C-T scans.
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((CT MIGHT PICK UP 60 MAYBE 70 PERCENT OF THE TUMORS --PET SCANNING IS PICKING UPWARDS OF 90 PERCENT)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=upwards of 90 percent]


Doctor Matthews shows us examples of tumors that the CT scan missed but the PET scan picked-up.
Take a look at this first PET scan --aside from the heart and kidneys the other black dots are cancer -- the CT scan showed nothing. And this case is even more dramatic. The CT scan showed no cancer --but the PET scan shows the patient is covered with tumors.
The PET scan works by measuring the metabolic activity of cells--it looks at how much energy a particular tissue is using.
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((WHERE THAT IS USEFUL IS THAT IT IS KNOWN THAT TUMORS, CANCER IS FAST GROWING IT USES A LOT OF SUGAR IT USES A LOT OF GLUCOSE. SO WE USE A TRACER --WHICH IS A RADIOACTIVE FORM OF BLOOD SUGAR THAT THE TUMOR TAKES UP AND IT LIGHTS UP LIKE A LIGHT BULB)) [RUNS22]
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For Wagner the results of this scan will make a big difference in making sure he gets the right treatment for his cancer. And for many others it could be another life-line in the fight against this deadly disease.))
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The PET scanner has also been approved for the evaluation of patients with certain types of seizures --as well those who have had heart attacks.
And one day it could even be used for the detection of alzheimer's disease.
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Shannon,

[5-UFO-Sightings]


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Some west coast residents are trying to figure out what they saw in the sky last night.
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A handful of folks in northern Oregon report seeing a red, unidentified flying object. They say the u-f-o sat still for a few minutes, giving them time to watch it, before it took off in a direction opposite from which it came.
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[IN Q=A solid red light but it was going like that.]

((A solid red light but it was going like that. And it seemd to be like a white light behind it. I'm not sure if it was behind it or what.)) ((Yeah it was like over by river coming this way but it wasn't going fast. It wasn't an airplane. No Denver seen anything like it.))
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Emergency agencies received some, but not many calls about the object. Cynics say the craft may have been some kind of home-made hot air balloon.
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Coming up today following sports, Steve Pardon and some local musicians will give us a good dose of the blues. But if you prefer to get your blues from bluegrass, we have a treat for you coming up NEXT.
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Galax is once again the gathering spot for musicians and music lovers from all over. If you haven't guessed it is time for the Old Fiddler's Convention.
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Teresa Hamilton is in Galax where the convention got under Sunday.
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Coming up today in Sports, football pratice begins in Charlottesville Roy Stanley will tell us what the Cavaliers think about their upcoming season.
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[VO] Then a little later, we'll tell you why lots of local people are singing the Blues and are happy about it.
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Stocks sank as Wall Street got more evidence that the economy remains in a hole. Alexis Christoforous reports.
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Thanks Shannon and good afternoon everybody and welcome to the 2 minute ticker.
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The virginia football team completed its fifth day of practice this afternoon Steve Mason updates us on how the Cavaliers are coming along.
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97 teams representing all 50 states are playing for a national championship this week in the A-S-A 18 and under fast pitch softball tournament.
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No one has come farther than the team from Hawaii. Millani Prep has traveled thousands of miles to play and Salem, Virginia is quite a change from Hawaii.
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This is the Hawaiian team's fourth trip to the A-S-A national tournament. These girls are at a disadvantage when it comes to recruiting because they are so far away from college coaches.
So the tournament in Salem provides much more than a shot at a national title.
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[S5-Bailey]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Former Northside pitcher Brandy Bailey was ruled ineligible today to play in the girls class A Fast pitch 18 and under national championship in Salem.
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A hearing was held this morning in Salem circut court. A protest committee made up of 3 A-S-A officials and representatives from the city of salem ruled against Bailey pitching for the Salem based Extreme Force.
The A-S-A had declared Bailey ineligible for the tournament on Monday saying she didn't meet several criteria in the organizations rulebook.
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That's in for Sports, Shanon will have more News 7 at 5 after the break.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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If the high temperatures have you singing the blues, we have just the thing for you. The James River Blues Society is having its third annual Blues by the James Competition this month.
Steve Pardon has more.
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