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A dramatic end to a standoff in Ohio--
Police shot the suspect who'd kept them at bay for hours--
The suspect HIMSELF is a former officer.
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And authorities in the New River Valley make an arrest in the movie theatre robbery.
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[ANCHOR=LEO]

Another hot and humid day with an outside chance for a passing thundershower later today...I'll have your weekend frecast........
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly 2-Shot]


News 7 at Noon starts right now...

[Cinema-Arrest]


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Christiansburg Police say they've made an arrest in a robbery that happened at a local movie theater. Authorities are charging 19-year-old Brandon Andrews with armed robbery. Last month, a couple claimed they were held-up at gunpoint while sitting in a theater at the Regal Cinemas in the New River Valley Mall. Andrews is being held without bond at the Montgomery County jail. Police say they're still looking for a second suspect in the case.

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A tense standoff in central Ohio has ended--
Police shot and critically wounded the suspect, who is a FORMER Columbus police officer.
He'd been fired a couple of weeks ago.
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It all started this morning when the suspect, identifed as Hermando Harton, stole a sheriff's S-U-V and then led authorities on a chase.
Police put spikes on the highway, which flattened the S-U-V's tires.
He allegedly held dozens of state troopers at bay for hours.
Harton eventually fled on foot, running into some nearby woods.
Police caught up with him, and shot him.
Meanwhile, authorities say Harton's wife has been found dead at their home.
They add that the couple's children were with Harton at one point, but were released before the shooting.
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[Kidnapped-Girls]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The two teenaged girls who were abducted at gunpoint in Southern California are out of the hospital, and starting the long road to recovery.
Meanwhile, authorities say their kidnapper-- who was gunned down by police-- had a long criminal history.
Drew Levinson reports.
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[SUPER=03-Lancaster, CA;]
[SUPER=01-Carl Sparks/Sheriff;]
[SUPER=01-Frank Merlo, Jr./Victim's Friend;]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
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After being abducted-- assaulted at gunpoint--and then driven across part of Southern California two teenage girls are back with their families today. Their ordeal ended in the back of truck in a California desert yesterday afternoon--their captor had taken them there.

SOT: Carl Sparks/Sherrif Coroner/Kern County, CA

"They were yelling and screaming and emotionally spent. I think they know why he brought them up here."
Sherrif's deputies shot and killed Roy Ratliff, a career criminal who had been on the run for almost a year.

SOT: Carl Sparks/Sherrif Coroner/Kern County, CA

"They ordered him out of the vehicle and he kept saying 'No way, no way.'. They saw him go into the back seat area and that's when he came out with a gun."
The girls were parked with their boyfriends at an area known as a "lovers lane" when Ratcliff took them by surprise and forced them out of their cars.

SOT: Frank Merlo, Jr./With one of the girls

His voice was loud as if he didnt know what he was doing, as if it was an accident that we came on, that we weren't supposed to be there."
With gun in hand, Ratliff threatened to kill at least one of the boys and bound both with duct tape. Then he and the girls sped off in one of the teen's white bronco.
After a massive statewide alert..Ratcliff and the bronco were spotted. Authorites say they believe Ratcliff was looking for a place to kill and bury the girls.
Police give much of the credit for the girl's safe return to the Amber Alert system. Less than a week old, the system is designed to quickly spread information about missing or abducted children.

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)


"IN THIS CASE EVERYTHING WORKED AS PLANNED--THE TWO GIRLS ARE SAFE--AS THE LOCAL PAPER SAYS--THEY WERE SNATCHED FROM DEATH. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA.
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Lynchburg authorities are investigating an early morning shooting that sent two men to the hospital. According to police- an altercation took place in the parking lot of Mario's Pizza on Bedford Avenue around two A-M. Police say that as the restaurant was closing, two men exchanged gunfire in the crowded parking lot. Two men were shot in the exchange... and were taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. Their conditions are unknown at this time. Authorities are looking for the suspects.

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In Henry County, a 39 year old woman was shot in the head early this moning.
Deputies were called to a Halifax Drive apartment where they found Concepcion Romero on the floor.
She was transported to Martinsville Hospital before being airlifted to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.
There is no word on her condition.
Authorities have arrested 23 year old Jose Rafael Gomez Romero.
They've charged him with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the comission of a felony.
He lived at the apartment with Concepcion Romero, but is NOT related to her.

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Israeli troops have arrested a dozen people in their latest raid in the West Bank.
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Israel is striking back following the deadly bombing in the cafeteria at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Five Palestinians were killed and at least six houses were destroyed in overnight clashes and operations..
[SUPER=03-Queens, NY;]


Meanwhile, the bodies of two of the five Americans killed in Tuesday's terrorist attack at Hebrew University are now back on U-S soil.
They arrived in New York this morning.
Two Israelis killed in the attack were buried yesterday.
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[Unemployment]


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No change in the nation's unemployment rate last month.
It remained at five-point-nine percent.
But the government says payrolls only grew by six-thousand jobs, amid concerns about the economic recovery and the high- profile accounting scandals.
There's also no sign of inflation.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast, we will see how some Virginia Tech students are trying to keep their latest school project afloat,
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and we'll see what's cooking with one of the nation's best known chefs, as she celebrates her 90th birthday.
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Two area radio stations are now sharing the same frequency.
A recent storm destroyed W-C-Q-V's tower at Smith Mountain Lake.
So while the tower's being rebuilt, the radio station will share time with its sister station W-W-W-R.
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The relationship began last night at six o'clock with the most unusual format.
910 AM is now broadcasting its normal gospel format from six in the morning to six in the evening.
The station then switches to W-C-Q-V's adult standards format for the following twelve hours.
Station management says the switch is a necessity.
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((BARBARA EVANS/STATION MANAGEMENT: WE HAVE AUTHORIZATION TO BE OFF THE AIR UP TO NINE MONTHS AND CERTAINLY WE DON'T WANT TO DO THAT. WE WOULD LIKE TO BE BACK ON DEFINITELY BY THANKSGIVING BECAUSE THE FOURTH QUARTER OF THE YEAR IS OUR BIGGEST QUARTER. BUT YOU NEED TO KEEP THE CUSTOMERS SATISFIED AND YOUR LISTENERS ARE YOUR CUSTOMERS AND IF YOU DON'T THEY WILL GO SOMEWHERE ELSE TO FIND WHAT THEY NEED AND THEY MIGHT NOT COME BACK TO YOU.))
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Management is also turning this negative into a positive in another way.
The new tower will be bigger in size which will double the signal.
That is important because the old signal had trouble reaching the Roanoke area from Smith Mountain Lake.
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[6Tech-Submarine]


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An engineering design team at Virginia Tech is glad its latest work is SUB standard...or more accurately, SETTING the standard for subs. The one- person, self -propelled submarine is breaking records, and has taken first place in national competitions.
Rachel Cannon has more.
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((NATS 33:13:12 (getting in the sub) Justin (Lavin) Hlavin feels right at home inside the Phantom Four. As team president and pilot he cruises this sub into first place.
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((JUSTIN HLAVIN/HPS TEAM PRESIDENT; WE HAVE GONE FROM THE STONE AGE TO THE HIGHEST TECHNOLOGY, THE SCHOOL IS VERY PROUD OF THE TEAM WE ARE THE ONLY ENGINEERING DESIGN TEAM TO WIN THERE FIRST PLACES IN A ROW.))
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This is the fourth submarine to come out of a Hokie design lab. About 15 students, with various, but mostly engineering backgrounds, designed and built the boat in five-months for about 60-thousand dollars.
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((JUSTIN HLAVIN/HPS TEAM PRESIDENT; THE HULLS ARE BUILT OUT OF CARBON FIBER AND FIBER GLASS THE PROPULSION SYSTEMS ARE MADE OUT OF STAINLESS STEEL AND ALUMINUM TO PREVENT CORROSION AND THE CONTROL SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN A VARIETY F PUSH RODS AND PULL PULL STINGS AND THIS WE STEPPED UP AND ID ELECTRONIC.))
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If it sounds complicated, that's because it is. Advisor Wayne Neu is around to help - but he gives the students all the credit for the success.
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((WAYNE NEU/HPS TEAM ADVISOR; IT SEEMS EACH YEAR WE HAVE A GREAT IMPROVEMENT, AND THESE KIDS JUST KEEP COMING UP WITH GREATER AND GREATER IDEAS.))
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((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; THERE ARE A FEW REASONS WHY THE BOAT HAS DONE SO WELL, FIRST THE PROPELLERS ARE COUNTER ROTATING THEN THERE ARE THESE END PLATES THEY MAKE IT MORE EFFICIENT, NEXT VORTEX GENERATORS THEY REDUCE DRAG THE AMOUNT OF DRAG WHEN ITS UNDERWATER, FINALLY THERE'S THIS ELECTRICAL SYSTEM BUILT INSIDE THAT CONTROLS THE DIRECTION OF THE BOAT. It ALLOWS THE PILOT TO CONCENTRATE ON PEDALING RATHER THAN STEERING.))
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((THERE'S A LOT OF LESSONS LEARNED FROM PREVIOUS SUBS AND EACH NEW DESIGN YOU KNOW USE THOSE LESSONS AS BETS WE CAN.))


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The team counts on company sponsors and school funding to get the sub underwater. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg.))


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It's time to say "Bon Appetit" and "Happy Birthday" to the Queen of the Kitchen--
Julia Child is about to turn 90.
But she's already celebrated, with a big party last night in San Francisco.
Sandra Hughes reports.
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SCRIPT
"Today we cook fish"

FOR 40 YEARS, SHE HAS TAUGHT AMERICANS HOW TO COOK FRENCH FOOD. WITH WIT, WISDOM AND HUMILITY:

SOT: Sandra: one hallmark of the french chef//you taught a lot of people

it's ok if you have a flop now and then. Julia And the thing is never draw attention to it!

BUT THAT'S HARD TO DO WHEN YOU'RE COOKING ON TELEVISION AS JULIA CHILD HAS BEEN DOING SINCE 1963 WHEN HER TV SHOW "THE FRENCH CHEF" DEBUTED- SINCE THEN SHE HAS CONTINUED WRITING COOKBOOKS AND INFLUENCED COUNTLESS COOKS WHO NEVER DARED BEYOND A JELL-O MOLD.

SOT: Julia I always felt too, that people looking at me, they would say,

and if she can do it I can certainly do it...
Nats up party

IN HONOR OF HER 90TH BIRTHDAY AND TO CELEBRATE HER AMAZING CULINARY INSPIRATION, FOOD LOVERS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY HELD PARTIES IN HER HONOR.. SHE WAS THE GUEST OF HONOR AT A GALA IN SAN FRANCISCO.
Nats up toast??
CLOSE FRIEND ALICE WATERS IS THE CHEF AT BERKELEY'S CHEZ PANISSE

SOT: Alice Waters / She encouraged everybody to sort of get into that

kitchen, think about what you're cooking with think about ingredients and understand it as part of your life"

SOT: Q: how nervous are you cooking a birthday dinner for Julia Child?

Laurent Gras "I don't think that anybody's nervous here"
BUT ANXIOUS TO BE SURE.

SOT: And no skimping on the butter, right? L: no? No skimping on the

butter. Skimping? What does it mean skimping"
WHILE JULIA WAS NEVER AFRAID OF BUTTER; LOTS OF IT. SHE HAD A RECIPE FOR STAYING HEALTHY:

SOT: small helpings, no seconds, a little bit of everything, no snaking,

and have a good time"

AND SHE SAYS THERE IS NOW A TREND BACK TO THE BASIC COOKING THAT SHE HAS TRIED TO TEACH FOR YEARS:

SOT: well I think after September 11th a lot of people wanted to huddle

together and cook together and eat together..
THOUGH JULIA CHILD WASN'T COOKING LAST NIGHT SHE WAS CELEBRATING A MILESTONE...NATS UP..."Happy birthday to you"""...AND STILL DISHING OUT TIDBITS OF ADVICE:

SOT: and turning 90...any words of wisdom for us??? well just wait and

you'll be there yourself...

SH CBS NEWS SAN FRANCISCO ))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up next Leo will have our weekend forecast,
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and Patrick Evans will dole out some good advice on growing a tropical treat.
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If you like pineapple but prefer the fresh kind to the canned stuff, Patrick Evans has just the thing for you.
Today on growin' it, he tells us how to grow our own here in Southwest Virginia.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 106 points. The NASDAQ has lost 26.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up next in sports... we'll check in with some of the Redskins as they prepare for the American bowl game Saturday...
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Plus... we'll talk to U-V-A's quarterback as he looks ahead to the season...
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[S-Tech]


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The first coaches poll ranks Virginia Tech at 16th. And yesterday the Hokie freshmen got another workout with their second day of TWO- a- day practices.
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Tailback Mike (ee-moh) Imoh got in some work in the backfield. (EE-moh) Imoh rushed for over 21- hundred yards as a senior last season at Robinson High School in Fairfax. His older brother recently graduated from Tech, but don't think that (EE-moh) Imoh doesn't have anyone to look up to in Blacksburg anymore.
Lee Suggs and Kevin Jones will do just fine.
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[S-Cavs]


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In Charlottesville yesterday- the Virginia football team began THEIR two- a- day practices.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


The Wahoos went through drills in some incredible heat. In some ways, the heat is off quarterback Matt Schaub, since his main competition Bryson Spinner transferred out of Virginia last year. But Schaub is hardly relaxing. He went through several foot work and passing drills with the receivers. In all, the first day of practice went well.
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[OUT Q=.....good first practice"]
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The Wahoos' season opener is three weeks away against Colorado State in the Jim Thorpe Classic at Scott Stadium.

[S-Gardner]


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The Washington Redskins safely arrived in Osaka, Japan. Their first practice is today for Saturday night's pre-season opener against the 49ers.
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[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00]

Rod Gardner - the team's first round pick last year - started all 16 games as a rookie. He averaged 16 yards a catch - but he knows THIS is the critical year for gauging his potential.
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[OUT Q=...THE SEASON."]
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With the departure of Michael Westbrook - the second year player suddenly finds himself in a leadership role with the receivers.
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[VO NAT CON'T] One player attempting to do just that is former Hokie Emmett Johnson, who is trying to make the team as a free- agent receiver.
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[VO NAT CON'T] We'll hear from Johnson tonight in sports on News 7 at six.
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