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Today on News 7, Congress wants to know who knew what about the terrorist attacks on September 11th. We'll have a live report.
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And authorities believe they have found the body of slain journalist Daniel Pearl.
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Weather conditions will be changing by the hour this weekend. Details coming up.

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Also today, a small Southwest Virginia town has to deal with with a major fire just weeks after being hit by floods,

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Plus Joy Sutton will tell us how some people are preparing to pay for the high costs of nursing homes.
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All that and Patrick Evans' Growing It.
News 7 is next.

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Just how much did the Bush adminsitration know about possible terrorist attacks before 9-11-
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((ARI FLEISCHER: INFORMATION ABUOPT HIJACKINGS IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PRE 9-11 TO THE POST 9-11 WORLD.)) [butt to14:05:08 ] ((Gephardt: I THINK WHAT WE HAVE TO DO NOW IS FIND OUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT KNEW LEADING UP TO NINE-ELEVEN.))
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What exactly did the Bush administration know about terrorist attacks? and who was told?
Those are just some of the many questions coming up after word that the White House admits it know of a possible terrorist hijacking before then.
Today there is also a call for congressional hearings into the matter.
Teri Okita is following the story and joins us live from Washington with the latest.
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(( THE WHITE HOUSE ADMITS THAT IT KNEW OF A POSSIBLE TERRORIST HIJACKING BEFORE SEPTEMBER 11TH BUT SAYS THE INFORMATION GAVE NO SPECIFIC DETAILS. Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesman:
It s no surprise to anybody that Osama Bin Laden wanted to attack the United States. But, as the CIA deputy director for operations just pointed out, the question was: how, what methods, where, when? THE GOVERNMENT BEGAN RECEIVING HEIGHTENED REPORTS OF TERRORIST THREATS, MOSTLY ABROAD, AS FAR BACK AS MAY. THERE WAS EVEN AN INTERNAL FBI MEMO WARNING ABOUT LARGE NUMBERS OF ARABS ENROLLING AT U-S FLIGHT SCHOOLS.
IN AUGUST, LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, THE F-A-A, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WERE QUIETLY PUT ON ALERT. BUT NO ONE IMAGINED THAT THE SUICIDE HIJACKERS WOULD FLY PLANES INTO AMERICAN LANDMARKS. Condoleezza Rice/National Security Adviser
BUT SOME IN CONGRESS QUESTION WHY THE RED FLAGS DIDN T ALERT THE PRESIDENT, AND WHY IT TOOK THE WHITE HOUSE EIGHT MONTHS TO REVEAL IT HAD EVEN GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF A POTENTIAL HIJACKING. THEY'RE CALLING FOR CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS. Rep. Richard Gephardt/House Minority Leader: Did the right officials not act on the intelligence in the proper way? These are things we need to find out. Teri Okita/Reporting The White House says it WILL cooperate with any hearings, but it's quick to add that information and how we think and respond to hijackings pre-9/11 is totally different from how we now react post-9/11. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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Police in Pakistan have found a body that may be that of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
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They're conducting tests on the remains to find out for sure.
Authorities were led to a site on the western edge of Karachi today after three men arrested in the Pearl murder told police his body was buried there.
Pearl was kindppaed in January as he researched a story on Pakistani extremists-
A month later a video was delivered to U-S officials showing Pearl's execution.
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Police say a 19-year old man was shot and killed last night in Martinsville.
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Delvin Lamonte Hairston seen here palying football for Martinsville High School was the victim of a drive-by shooting.
It happened at 9:30 on Third and "A" Streets.
Hairston was taken to Memorial Hospital of Martinsville where he was pronounced dead.
Police have several leads.... but have not made any arrests.
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Another blow to far Southwestern Virginia- this time it is fire...
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The blaze broke out in downtown Grundy late yesterday - sending flames shooting from buildings-
The fire began in a basement and swept through two buildings destroying offices and apartments.
The blaze hits a community that is still dealing with devastating floods that hit last month.
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The Fire Captain says what's left of the two downtown buildings must be torn down. No word on what caused the fire.
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Police have charged a 14-year-old Roanoke County boy with bringing a dis-armed hand grenade to school.
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One-thousand students at Hidden Valley Junior High were evacuated yesterday, after classmates told school administrators that the 8th grader showed them the grenade.
The boy has been charged with threatening to bomb the building -- a misdemeanor -- and possessing an explosive device -- a felony.
He's been taken to the Roanoke Valley juvenile detention center at Coyner Springs.
Police and school administrators are commending students for quickly reporting the threat.
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Coming up next, the D-Day Memorial in Bedford is about to take center stage again. A national magazine is featuring it in an upcoming issue.
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And we will tell you why a mother's job gets her daughter thrown out of school.
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A little girl is facing expulsion from school even though she's never been in trouble. It seems her Christian school objects to what her mother does for a living.
Chris Lawrence has more.
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((Gold Club Centerfolds is one of the biggest strip clubs in Northern California. But one of its dancers now has to choose between her job and her daughter s school. On Thursday a private school gave Christina Silvas a chance to keep her daughter in kindergarten: If she stops stripping immediately. (PASTOR RICK COLE/CAPITAL CHRISTIAN CENTER) Well I think what she does for a living is a violation of our standards that she has agreed to. The Capital Christian Center expelled Abby when it discovered where her mom works. Abby s last day is Friday, unless Christina quits her job. (CHRISTINA SILVAS/NUDE DANCER) When I dance at the club it s when my daughter is not even in my custody. And when she is with me I m a full-time mom, that s my job. Silvas shares custody with Abby s father. She once worked at the church as a Sunday school teacher, but took the dancing job partly to help pay Abby s tuition, $400 a month. (SILVAS) I m not proud of what I m doing right now. But I m proud of the reason that I m doing it, which is to provide the best life for my daughter. The State Board of Education doesn't figure into this because it involves a private Christian school. And Silvas signed a contract, agreeing to take Abby to church and abide by their philosophy at home. (SILVAS) I have absolutely uphold both of those commitments. Abby was due to graduate with her class in three weeks. Whether she can finish the year will be decided Friday. Chris Lawrence CBS News. ))

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The largest military inavasion in history- -the NORMANDY Invasion- -succeeded largely because the exact time and place had been kept a secret.
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How that happened is one of the "Untold Stories of D-Day" featured in the latest issue of National Geographic. The magazine also has a short section on The National D-Day Memorial and why it's located in Bedford. It depicts the Hoback brothers who were among the 33 sets of brothers who died on Omaha Beach. There's a picture of them and of Raymond Hoback's Bible which was returned to his Mother by a soldier who found it on the beach the next day.
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Lucille Boggess told the magazine- -as she has said so many times over the years- -that she and her sister were making ice cream- -hoping to cheer up her parents- -when the second telegram arrived.
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In health check tonight,
The rising cost of nursing home care has some seniors considering "long term care" insurance.
It's a gamble because while it can save money if it's needed --if you don't use it, you lose it.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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Jean, As if retirement wasn't enough to plan for...
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seniors now have to think what happen if they can't take care of themselves anymore.
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((ROSALIE WHITDECK: WE WOULD LIKE THE SECURITY OF KNOWING IF WE WERE CHRONICALLY ILL OR COULDN'T' TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES THAT WE WOULDN'T BE DEPENDENT ON OUR CHILDREN OR MAYBE USE UP EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE)) [RUNS17]
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That's why the LOA Area Agency on Aging is having this seminar to empower seniors to make the best choices for their future.
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Under certain circumstances, Medicare could pay up to a maximum of 100 days worth of service in a skilled nursing facility.
For some seniors that may not be enough but still some people are hesitant to buy long term care insurance, because they're not sure if they'll ever need it and it can be very costly.
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Nye says you can't get long term insurance if you're not healthy. The cost depends on your age, when you buy it and what it covers.
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The Whitdecks have just started they're search. So far they've found coverage for about 500 dollars a month for both of them.
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For those who start early at age 40 long term care insurance could cost about 500 dollar a year. For an 80 year old it can run as high as 8-thousand dollars a year.
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Up next on the newscast, Robin Reed will joins us with our weekend forecast,
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[VO] and Patrick Evans will have this week's edition of Growin' It. Today he looks at what seasonal plants and vegetables are available on the Roanoke city market.
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A large variety of locally grown vegetables is available to you by simply visiting the Roanoke Farmer's Market.
To see just what is in season, and where all the produce is coming from in the early season, Patrick Evans joins us with Growin' It.
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Coming up a little later in the newscast,
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[VO] you shouldn't try any of these stunts at home, but we will show you some people who are paying for the privilege to hammer nails in their noses.
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It was a rather lackluster day on Wall Street today, but the major stock markets still managed to gain some ground.

Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the Thursday afternoon two minute ticker. We begin with some basketball news on the high school front.
Fort Defiance high school has filled its boys and girls varsity basketball coaching vacancies with a pair of coaches from Lord Botetourt high school.
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Cavaliers' varsity assistant Charley Butcher, who has also been an assistant at Roanoke College and Patrick Henry, will be the new Fort Defiance varsity boys basketball head coach.
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Lord Botetourt girls assistant coach Tony Clark was named Fort Defiance girls head varsity basketball coach as well. The official announcement takes place tonight in Augusta County.
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The N-C-Double-A Division Two Softball Championship opened this morning at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem. The second game of the day matched California's Chico State and North Dakota State.
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The Lady Wildcats are making their first appearance in the national tournament after winning the West Regional last weekend. Chico pitcher Katie Stokx kept the lady Bison guessing. Stokx struck out seven of the first 10 North Dakota State batters and finished the game with nine strikeouts. In the bottom of the second, Chico State gets the only runs of the game as Lisa Vadalma blasts a two run home run over the fence in left field pacing the Lady Wildcats to a 2-to-nothing lead.
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Stokx finished the game by pitching a two-hit shutout. Chico State opens the tournament with a two-to-nothing win over North Dakota State.
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The Lady Wildcats will face Grand Valley -- a winner over Barry University in today's first game -- in Friday's winner's bracket game

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The pole sitter on the provisional starting lineup for the Indy 500 wrecked today.
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Last Saturday Bruno Junquiero went out first in time trials and held on to win the pole with a speed of 231 point 342 miles an hour. Damage to the car today was considered to be light in nature and he was not hurt.
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Coming up tonight at the top of the hour, an Avalanche player gets promoted to Triple A and Carolina Panther Casey Crawford was in town this morning. Take care everyone. Jean will be right back.

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A school in Coney Island, New Jersey is teaching its students how to carry on a long tradition.
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But the new Freak Show School is a little more dangerous than your average class.
Students learn to eat fire without burning their mouths and to swallow swords without slicing their throats.
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Students pay $600 for a six day course. The only requirement is they must sign away any rights to sue for damages.

Robbins started the school this month in response the decline of "sideshow" talent.
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