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Coming up next on News 7--
The Rockbridge county forest fire has grown to three -thousand acres, but forest service officials say they are making progress.
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And, the investigation into the disappearance of a Utah teenager is now focusing on the girl's younger sister.
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Hazy sunshine across the region with an increase in the humidity levels....will this combination bring any rain...I'll have your forecast...
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

[Rockbridge-Fire]


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A forest fire in Rockbridge County is now up to 3-thousand acres ... but it should be under control by tomorrow.
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The Forest Service says it's 90 percent contained and should be fully under control tomorrow.
Helicopters launched the final attack on the fire yesterday ... dropping water and combustible ping pong balls.
The effort blanketed the area in heavy smoke -- but forestry officials say it's doing more GOOD than harm.
200 firefighters are still at work on the fire.
Several have been injured. One remains hospitalized for smoke inhalation, and another suffered second-degree burns on his hand.
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Smoke from that fire -- and yesterday's firefighting efforts -- could be seen for miles.
A large plume rose into the sky as crews completed the aerial ignition process.
A steady breeze drove some of that smoke into the nearby town of Glasgow.
People who live there say they understand the smoke isn't going to cause any serious trouble for them, but it's still a nuisance.
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((BARBARA PETERSON/GLASGOW RESIDENT; THE POLLUTION IS REALLY BAD AND A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN'T BREATHE IN THIS SMOKE DOWN HERE BECAUSE THEY HAVE ASTHMA, SO WE'RE WORRIED ABOUT THAT.))
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Forestry officials say they still expect the fire to be fully contained by this evening.
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[Missing-Girl]


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The investigation into a Utah teenager's kidnapping has revealed some new information.
Lee Cowan reports.
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For two weeks - Salt Lake City police said Elizabeth Smart's younger sister was threatened by the alleged abductor to keep quiet - or he would harm Elizabeth.

Now, police say -

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"No conversations were made between the younger sister, and the suspect at any time."

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Not only that, but police also say the younger sister saw the suspect not once, but TWICE - in two different locations in the house.

But that's as much as investigators would say.

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"I'm sorry, I can't tell you where the second place was that he was seen."

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For the Smarts - it was another peculiar twist --

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"As family members we are trying to figure it out, we would love to know just as well as anyone else."

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It was also another reminder that although the story may change, so far the outcome has remained the same.

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"We hope that the man who took her will realize needs to be with her family that we love her that we care about her and we want her home, she needs to be home."

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"This morning - volunteers will once again fan out across Utah to look for any sign of Elizabeth - and police haven't ruled out interviewing Elizabeth's younger sister again, to see what if anything else she has to offer. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Salt Lake City. ))

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In a major policy shift, Israeli forces are moving into Palestinian terroritory, with no plans to leave anytime soon.
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Israel announced today it will gradually re- occupy more and more Palestinian areas after each terrorist attack.
The announcement follows yesterday's suicide bomb attack in Jerusalem that left 19 people dead.
The Palestinians say the Israelis will cause more violence, NOT less.
They add the military retalitation will block any peacemaking effort.
Meanwhile, President Bush is expected to announce his proposal later this week for the creation of a Palestinian state.
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Today in Washington, Bush pledged half-a-BILLION dollars to help fight the spread of AIDS from mothers to their babies.
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The money will go to programs and treatment in Africa and the Caribbean.
About 95 percent of the estimated 40 million HIV and AIDS sufferers live in developing countries.
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(("THE WASTED HUMAN LIVES THAT LIE BEHIND THESE NUMBERS ARE A CALL TO ACTION FOR EVERY PERSON ON THE PLANET AND FOR EVERY GOVERNMENT." ))
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However, critics say Bush's plan falls far short of what's needed to fight the global AIDS epidemic.
Bush's announcement comes as he prepares to attend the annual G-Eight economic conference in Canada next week.
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[Cancer-Therapy]


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Doctors in New York are trying an aggressive approach against an agressive disease, pancreatic cancer.
It's the fifth- leading cause of cancer deaths in America.
Doctor Mike Rosen has more on the new therapy.
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55 YEAR OLD (RETIRED POLICE OFFICER) VALEREAN ASKINS LETS NOTHING GET BETWEEN HIM AND THE OPEN WATER... ...WHICH IS WHY IT'S NO SURPRISE THAT THIS DEEP-SEA DIVER FOR THE LAST 40-PLUS YEARS.... ISN'T LETTING ADVANCED PANCREATIC CANCER SLOW HIM DOWN.

SOT: VALEREAN ASKINS/PANCREATIC CANCER PATIENT

I FEEL GREAT. I FEEL BETTER THAN I DID THE LAST 10-YEARS.
STANDUP: Dr. Mike Rosen. ..FEELING BETTER....EVEN AS HE UNDERGOES A NEW SCHEDULE OF CHEMOTHERAPY NOW UNDER STUDY AT ST. LUKE'S-ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL IN NEW YORK.

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IT INCLUDES 4-ALREADY APPROVED CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS-- UNTIL NOW-- ONLY TESTED AND USED IN TWOS. THEY ARE GIVEN IN THIS ORDER: GEMCITABINE, IRINTECAN, 5-FLUOROURACIL AND CISPLATIN...OVER 48-HOURS, EVERY OTHER WEEK.

SOT: DR.PETER KOZUCH/LEAD RESEARCHER, ONCOLOGIST,ST.LUKE'S-ROOSEVELT

HOSPITAL WE HAVE LOOKED AT THE LITERATURE AND HAVE TRIED TO CREATE A SEQUENCE AND SCHEDULE-DEPENDENCE REGIMEN THAT GIVE US THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS...
...WHICH MEANS -- THE BEST SHOT AGAINST CANCER-- AND THE LEAST AMOUNT OF SIDE EFFECTS-- WHICH ARE ALWAYS AN ISSUE WITH CHEMOTHERAPY. VAL SAYS HE HAS BEEN A BIT TIRED -- BUT OTHERWISE THE TREATMENT ISN'T SLOWING HIM DOWN.

SOT: DR. KOZUCH

HE'S IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS THERAPY AND HE'S STILL LEADING A VERY VERY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE-- SWIMMING 1/4 MILE DAILY-- AND GOING ON DEEP SEA DIVES.
...THE QUALITY OF LIFE DR KOZUCH WOULD LIKE TO GIVE EVERY PATIENT... BECAUSE HE BELIEVES IF THEY HAVE THAT-- THEY WILL ULTIMATELY DO MUCH BETTER IN THEIR FIGHT AGAINST THEIR CANCER. DR. MIKE ROSEN, CBS NEWS NEW YORK. ))

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A Henry County man was indicted last night for allegedly defrauding a local church out of nearly 100-thousand dollars.
Terry Lynn Moore is the assistant principal at Bassett High School in Henry County school system, according to the U-S Attorney's office.
He is charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to defraud the Saint Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church in Bassett.
Moore was the treasurer for the church from 1989 to 2000. He is accused of converting church funds to his own use.


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Coming up next on the newscast, we will talk live with entertaining expert Katie Brown on ways you can perk up your summer parties,
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Also we will see why school overcrowding has Roanoke Coutny looking for some practical solutions.
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[Katie-Brown]


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Your calendar might be filling up with summer barbecues and parties--
But if YOU'RE playing host, you might need a little advice on fun and easy entertaining.
That's something Katie Brown knows a lot about. [Pinnacle Page OF BOOK HERE]
She's done segments on national T-V, and has just written a new book called, "Katie Brown Entertains."
She joins us this afternoon via satellite.
Hello, Katie.

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(questions:)



(What are some quick and easy recipes for those summer get- togethers?)



(What are some easy ways to decorate a summer table?)



(Quickly-- what's a good recipe for a cool summer drink?)



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Thanks for joining us today, Katie.
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Coming up next, Leo will let us know if there is any rain in the forecast,
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Also a millionaire adventurer tries yet again to fly around the world in a balloon.
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The Roanoke County school board is faced with a dilemma.
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Overcrowding is a problem at Back Creek Elementary, so the board is considering redistricting. The proposal calls for shifting some students in the Back Creek district to Penn Forest Elementary-- and part of Penn Forest to Clearbrook elementary. But at a public hearing last night, parents voiced strong opposition, saying they want their children to remain in their current school as well as any younger siblings.
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((JUST THINK IF YOU HAVE TO TELL YOUR CHILD WHO'S ONLY GOING INTO SECOND GRADE YOU HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION WOULD YOU LIKE TO LOSE YOUR FRIENDS AT BACKCREEK AND THE TEACHERS TO THAT YOU COULD STAY WITH YOUR BROTHER OR ARE YOU WILLING TO BE SEPARATED FROM YOUR BROTHER AND NOT GOING TOGETHER.))
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Parents were hoping the board would make a decision last night, but that did NOT happen. The board will meet again tommorow. At that meeting they could decide whether to scrap plans for redistricting this fall, and to pursue the proposal a year from now.
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Up, up, and away--
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Today millionaire Steve Fossett launched his hot- air balloon from western Australia.
The lift-off followed some frustrating overnight delays, as windy weather hampered the inflation of the balloon.
This is 58- year- old Fossett's SIXTH attempt to circum-navigate the globe, solo in a hot-air balloon.
His first destination is New Zealand, which he's expected to reach in two or three days.
Fossett hopes to complete the trip around the world in 15 days.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was up 13 points. The NASDAQ has LOST seven.

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Coming up after the break- sports broadcasting loses one of its best known announcers. We'll have the details,
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Plus- we'll check in at the Horse Show to see who rode into town to take some top honors.
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[Jack-Buck]


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Sports broadcaster Jack Buck has died.
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His career spanned nearly 50 years and earned him a spot in baseball's Hall of Fame.
Best known as the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals, Buck also called a wide range of sporting events for all three of the major networks.
Over the past year, Buck suffered with a series of illnesses stemming from a battle with lung cancer. Eventually, recurring infections, pneumonia, and kidney dialysis only worsened Buck's health.
He died yesterday at the age of 77.
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On the diamond last night- the Florida Marlins beat the Cleveland Indians 4-to-nothing...
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Luis Castillo ran his hitting streak to 32- games in the victory, with this high- hopping double into left field in the third inning. It's the majors' longest streak since 19-87. Castillo would also score the eventual game- winning run, as former Ferrum great Eric Owens knocks
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him in with the single to right field. The Marlins win 4-to-nothing.
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The Wood Brothers say they have trimmed the candidate pool for a new driver down to three or four...
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The leading man to replace Elliott Sadler next season at this point appears to be Bobby Hamilton. The 45-year old Nashville native has four Winston Cup victories and in the eyes of many would be an excellent fit for the Woods. Others begins considered at this time to drive the Number 21 Ford include Johnny Benson, Jerry Nadeau and Mike Wallace. But keep an eye out for Busch Series driver Jason Keller who has four wins this season.
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The Roanoke Valley Sports Club held its monthly meeting last night.
Former Heisman trophy winner Ty Detmer served as the featured guest...
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The sports club teamed up with the fifth annual Brigham Young University and Virginia Blue Ridge Chapter scholarship golf outing to bring Detmer to Hidden Valley Country Club. The golf tournament is later today at Hunting Hills.
It raises money for deserving high school seniors in Southwest Virginia.
Detmer is preparing for his 12-th NFL season with his third team, the Detroit Lions-- where he will help bring along Lions' first- round draft pick, quarterback Joey Harrington out of Oregon.
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[S-Jumper]


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Day two at the Roanoke Valley Horse Show went off without a hitch- and once again Todd Minikus put his name in the event's history books...
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Last night in the Welcome Jumper Stake - the prelim to the prestigious Grand Prix - Minikus won the top prize with a brilliant run on a horse named "Jeez-Louise." For his efforts last night, Minikus took home 12- hundred bucks. Some lucky fans in the audience took home a memory and a memento. Minikus - 2001's national equestrian of the year-- gives his ribbons away to children in the crowd.
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The riders and their horses will now spend the next three days tuning up for Saturday night's 50- thousand dollar Grand Prix. Defending grand prix champion Minikus (min-uh-kus) out of Indiana will be trying to win back-to-back titles and take home the 15- thousand dollar first place prize money Saturday evening.
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[OUT Q=......largest piece of the pie"]
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Minikus will have some serious competition for the Grand prix title. Aaron Vale is back to compete this season. We'll have more on the return of the Horse Show's 5- time champion tonight on News 7.
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