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Salem says farewell to longtime mayor Jim Taliaferro.
He served the city for more than 20 years before succumbing to liver cancer.
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And there's been an arrest in the fatal shooting of a Lynchburg teenager.

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In a marathon surgery, doctors have separated twin baby girls who were born joined at the head.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The risky 20- hour surgery is over.
And a doctor who helped out with the procedure says it appears to be a success.
He says one of the Guatemalan baby girls lost a lot of blood, but was given transfusions.
The surgery started yesterday afternoon at Mattel Children's Hospital at the University of California at Los Angeles.
The one- year- old girls were attached at the top of the skull, and faced opposite directions.
Now doctors are said to be optimistic about the girls eventually being able to play together like other children.
Manuel Gallegus is in Los Angeles, and joins us now with an update.
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Calling it truly miraculous....doctors have separated one year old Guatemalan girls who had been joined at the skull.

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The operation, which began Monday afternoon, took about 20 hours. ..supported by over 50 medical professionals at Mattel Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. Doctors say the brains of the two girls were not connected and that made it much easier to separate them.
The girls did share skull bone and blood vessels. It was the separation of veins that was said to be the riskiest part of the surgery.
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The girls, Maria Teresa and Maria de Jesus were born in rural Guatemala...joined in such a way that they could not see each other. A non profit group brough the girls to the U.S. for treatment. Most of the operating team donated their time....but hospital costs are still expected to be 1 point five million dollars. ))

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A 10-year-old boy has died after his go-kart hit a dump truck in Bedford County.
State police say the accident happened on a private road near Stewartsville yesterday afternoon.
Police say Dustin Keith Chittum of Roanoke was driving the go-kart, when it hit the under-carriage of the parked truck.
Chittum was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he died.
A 5-year-old passenger on the go-kart was slightly injured.
Police say neither boy was wearing a helmet.
No charges will be filed.

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A man wanted for the shooting death of a Lynchburg teenager last week has been apprehended.
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Police picked up 35-year-old Gerald Wayne Hubbard in the 1300 block of Floyd Street around 9:30 last night.
Hubbard attempted to run, but was caught after a short chase.
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He's charged with shooting 16-year-old Ronrico Antonio Robinson the night of July 30.
Robinson died two days later.
Hubbard is being held without bond in the Lynchburg jail.
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Salem bid goodbye to the man who helped it earn the nickname the city of champions. About two hundred friends, colleagues and residents showed up as former Mayor Jim Taliaferro was laid to rest.
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Marya Jones was at the ceremony today. She joins us now from Salem.
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Residents in Sissonville, West Virginia had a rude awakening last night.
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Just after 11, a gas transmission line ruptured, sparking a huge fire.
The flames rose as a high as a thousand feet into the air.
The reddish glow could be seen more than 10 miles away.
Residents say it was so bright-- night seemed to turn into day.
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((JOE SELBE/WITNESS: WE JUST WENT TO BED, IT SHOOK THE WINDOW, WE THOUGHT IT WAS THUNDER AND THEN THE SKY LIT UP, AND MY WIFE SAID 'OH MY GOD' AND SHE RAISED UP THE BLINDS, AND WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS ON FIRE." ))
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Several homes were evacuated, but no one was injured.
Gas crews closed valves on both sides of the break to stop the flow of gas.
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The City of New York announces its plans to mark the September 11th anniversary. We'll tell you what they are after this break.
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Also President Bush says he wants to see what the federal government can do to prevent child abductions.
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How does a city remember the most tragic day in its history?
Today, the mayor of New York City announced plans for the one- year anniversary of the September 11th attack.
Drew Levinson has details.
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To mark the one year anniversary of this country's darkest day, New Yorkers will pay tribute to the more than 28-hundred people killed on September 11th--the day terrorists attacked the World Trade Center.

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One by one their names will be read . Bells throughout this city will ring at the exact times the twin towers were struck and the times they came tumbling down.

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The non-denominational service at ground zero will last 102 minutes--that's the time between the attack on the north tower and it's collapse. President Bush, New York Governor Pataki, Mayor Bloomberg and former Mayor Giuliani will be there along with the victim's families.

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Ceremonies and concerts are planned in parks in all five of New York's boroughs.

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AND MOST BROADWAY THEATRES WILL GO DARK--THERE WON'T BE ANY PERFORMANCES THAT DAY. RATHER, SEPTEMBER 11TH WILL BE A DAY TO REFLECT AND REMEMBER HOW THIS CITY AND THE WORLD CHANGED JUST A YEAR AGO.
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Prosecutors in California say they'll seek the death penalty against the man charged in the death of five- year- old Samantha Runnion.
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Alejandro Avila is charged with kidnapping and killing Samantha, who was abducted outside her home last month.
Samantha's body was discovered the next day.
Prosecutors held several meetings with Samantha's family, as well as Avila's attorneys, before deciding to pursue the death penalty.
The D-A says Samantha's mother is still devastated, but he vowed that justice will be served.
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Avila, meanwhile denies the charges and says he was at a mall when Samantha was kidnapped.
He faces arraignment this Friday.
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Today President Bush weighed in on the recent string of high- profile child abuductions.
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At the White House this morning, Bush pledged to fight against threats to children's safety and to prevent more children from getting hurt.
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The Justice Department is releasing a 12- page guide filled with practical tips for protecting kids, and it's also setting up a new web site.
Bush says he'll convene a White House conference on the issue next month-- bringing together policy makers, experts, and community leaders.
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Also on the President's agenda today, his annual physical.
This morning, he entered the Bethesda naval hospital outside Washington.
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There has been big movement on stock prices today on Wall Street. We will have the latest numbers following weather.
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Also we will tell you if people who eat lunch in Downtown Roanoke will have to find somewhere else to dine.
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Roanoke's historic city market building will be under new management beginning at the first of the year.
Some people were afraid that news would mean they would lose their favorite lunch spots.
But yesterday, city officials told tenants of the building their spots were safe.
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((The city market building is a popular destination for the downtown lunch crowd... and an anchor of the market area...
But when rumors of new management surfaced, tenants began to wonder if the food court would survive... And in June they took their concerns to Mayor Ralph Smith.
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City officials will look for ways to use the upper floors more effectively...but they insist the food court is here to stay.
Burcham says she can't imagine what downtown would be like without it.
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On Wall Street at Noon, Stocks are rebounding after suffering three straight triple-digit declines.
The DOW is UP 309 points. The NASDAQ has gained 53 points.
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Coming up next in sports... the Virginia Tech Hokies have some creative ways to beat the heat on the practice field...

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Plus... the New York Giants welcomed the Houston Texans to the N-F-L last night... coming up, see how some local favorites fared on the field...
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The New York Giants showed the expansion team- the Houston Texans- what the Hall of Fame game was all about last night...
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The first score of the game comes from former Cave Spring and Virginia Cavalier star Tiki Barber. He takes the ball from quarterback Kerry Collins and runs right for the T-D. The Giants would lead 7-nothing.
A scary moment for eveyone when the Texans' Leomont Evans, a safety, suffered an apparent neck injury during the first half. He was taken to a local hospital for an M-R-I and cat scan. He did have feeling in his upper body, but not in his legs.
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He is trying to earn a spot on the team.
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Houston did get a 24- yard touchdown pass out of the league's number one pick... quarterback David Carr. The Giants win it 34- to- 17.
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Temperatures in the mid 90's mixed with humidity have made it almost unbearable to be outdoors. So, the Virginia Tech football staff has made it a priority to keep cool at practice. Mike Stevens gives us a lesson in hydration.
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It was a sign of the times yesterday as high school football teams took to the field for their first practices. And for the NEW Hidden Valley High School... the Titans are beginning a whole new era...
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Because parts of the building are still under construction, the players were unable to get inside yesterday and use their locker rooms. Instead, signs at the entrance of the school instructed them to head to the field house at Cave Spring Middle School.
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[VO NAT CON'T] The practice field is less than ideal at this point, with mounds of dirt still surrounding it from the irrigation system. Workers were on site yesterday afternoon trying to get that system up and running later today.
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