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Fire breaks out before dawn at a southeast Roanoke apartment house.
The building WAS inhabited, even though authorities had declared it un-safe.
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And more birds in our region test positive for the West Nile Virus.
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Another brisk morning turns into a gorgeous August afternoon, but more seasonal weather is on the way for the weekend, stay tuned for your complete forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Local health officials say more birds from our area have tested positive for the West NileVirus.
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[West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Today's announcement brings the total of birds testing positive in Southwest Virginia to four.
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Joy Sutton was at the press conference where this information was released this morning and she joins us now.
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((ROLLCUE:...reduce your risk of getting it.))
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[VO]
Joy adlibs over :30 of v/o.
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Joy adlibs

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[Jamison-Fire]


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An early morning fire has damaged a Southeast Roanoke apartment building.
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The blaze started around 4 A-M in an un- occupied unit on the first floor of this Jamison Avenue apartment house.
Authorities say one person was inside another apartment at the time, but made it out safely.
Prior to the fire, officials had declared the structure unsafe to live in.
The building suffered an estimated 15-thousand dollars in damage.
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.
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[Church-Theft]


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Roanoke City Police are investigating a string of burglaries against several local churches.
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Police say at least a dozen churches have been hit in the last three weeks. The churches are usually broken into through a window during the night. Burglars have taken everything from food and petty cash, to electronic equipment.
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS] If you have any information about the break-ins you can call Crimeline at 344-8500
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[Afghan]


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A powerful explosion ripped through a construction firm building in eastern Afghanistan today-- killing at least 10 people and injuring at least 25 others.
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((MANOEL DE ALMEIDA SILVA/U.N. SPOKESMAN , THIS EXPLOSION WAS IN THEIR WAREHOUSE WHICH IS EIGHT KILOMETRES OUTSIDE THE CITY OF JALALABAD ACROSS FROM THE UNIVERSITY, THE EXPLOSION WAS A DIMENSION, MAGNITUDE THAT DAMAGED OR DESTROYED HOUSES IN THE VICINITY." ))
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Officials say at least 50 homes were damaged in the blast.
The explosion also rocked a nearby hydro- electric dam.
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The cause of the blast is still under investigation.
But officials believe explosives stored on site may have accidentally gone off.

[Pakistan-Attack]


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Three nurses are dead following a grenade attack on a Christian hospital in Pakistan today.
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One of the attackers was also killed. More than 20 other people were injured.
It's the second attack against Christian or Western interests in Pakistan this week.
Gunmen burst through the gates of a school near Islamabad on Monday, killing six people.
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[Avila]


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The man accused of kidnapping and killing five- year- old Samantha Runnion is scheduled to be arraigned today in California.
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But there's word Alejandro Avila's attorneys may ask for a delay, saying they haven't gotten key evidence from prosecutors.
Avila is facing charges he raped and killed Samantha after kidnapping her from outside her home last month.
Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty.
Meanwhile, Avila could face NEW charges from a nine-year-old girl who had previously accused him of molesting her.
Initially, Avila was acquitted of those charges.
But officials are interviewing the girl and other potential witnesses to find out if there's enough evidence to bring a new case.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up next on the newscast, a mother could lose custody of her child after she allegedly forces him to buy crack cocaine for her.
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Also a North American man has died from the human form of Mad Cow disease.
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[Hairston]


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A man will spend the next thirty five years in prison for murdering an elderly Collinsville man.
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Quentin Wayne Hairston has pled guilty to killing 72 year old Ralph Alvin Hubbard.
Authorties found Hubbard's body last December in the parking area across the street from Clearview Elementary School.
His burned out car was then found a few miles down the road.
Under a plea agreement, Hairston avoided a capital murder charge by pleading guilty.
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[Crack-Mom]


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A woman in Akron, Ohio who admits she's had a drug problem for most of her life may lose her son because of it.
She's accused of forcing her child to buy crack cocaine for her.
Debra Lee has more.
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DANYLE FOWLER HAS UNTIL NOON TOMORROW (FRIDAY) TO PACK UP HER SON'S FAVORITE THINGS, THE ELEVEN YEAR OLD WHO SOCIAL SERVICES HAS TAKEN AWAY.

(SOT-FOWLER: "I'm trying very hard to do right and be a good mother

and be what he needs. I just don't know how.)

POLICE ARRESTED FOWLER SEVERAL WEEKS AGO ON A CHARGE OF CHILD ENDANGERING INVOLVING THE BOY, AND SOMETHING HE SAYS HAPPENED ON THIS STREET CORNER.

(SOT-LEE: "According to Akron police, the boy says his mom gave him an

envelope of money and told him to go out and buy her some crack. He says he did buy drugs from an unknown male.")

(SOT-TRUNDLE: "He was fearful that if he did not comply he would be

physically harmed.")

(SOT-FOWLER: "I've involved myself in things that were wrong choices

and I've been a bad influence on my child but I would never do anything like that.")

FOWLER CLAIMS HER SON MADE UP THE STORY SO HE COULD STAY WITH HIS GRANDMOTHER AND OTHER SIBLINGS.
SHE'S FACING SOME JAIL TIME IF CONVICTED, BUT RIGHT NOW SHE SAYS SHE JUST WANTS HER LITTLE BOY BACK.

(SOT-FOWLER: "I'm not mad at him. I hope he sees this and that's why I

did this. I love him and I miss him so much.")))

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Health officials have confirmed the first death in Canada from an illness linked to Mad Cow Disease.
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The man died at a hospital of a new variant of the illness called C-J-D.
It's the HUMAN counterpart to Mad Cow Disease.
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71- other patients may have also been infected at that same hospital through potentially- contaminated medical equipment.
But health officials say the victim's travels overseas during the mid-90s played a significant role in his diagnosis.
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((ANTONIO GIULIVI/HEALTH CANADA SPOKESMAN:ALL EVIDENCE, AND I REPEAT, ALL EVIDENCE POINTS TO THE PERSON HAVING ACQUIRED VARIANT CJD FROM MULTIPLE LONG-TERM STAYS IN THE U.K ))
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The victim's identity is being kept confidential, but authorities say he was under the age of 50.
There have been 124 cases of variant CJD in Britain.
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The mayor of Nagasaki, Japan, says Tokyo should stop relying on Washington's ``nuclear umbrella'' for protection.
He's criticizing the U-S for rejecting a nuclear weapons test- ban treaty AND for pulling out of its anti-ballistic missile treaty with Russia.
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Mayor (ee-cho) (ee-toh) Itcho Ito spoke today on the 57th anniversary of the atom-bomb attack on his city.
In this morning's ceremony, survivors, lawmakers, and foreign dignitaries stood in silence as a bell tolled, and an air-raid siren wailed for 60 seconds at exactly 11:02.
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That was the moment when a U-S warplane dropped the bomb on the city.
The bomb left about 70-thousand people dead.
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[USS-Monitor]


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A barge carrying the turret from the Civil War Ironclad vessel U-S-S Monitor has arrived in Newport News.
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The turret was raised from the wreck site off Cape Hatteras earlier this week. Workers clearing debris from the turret found human remains in the 140-year old relic.
The bones will be shipped to the U.S. Army's identification lab in Hawaii for analysis.
16- men died when the Monitor sank during a storm in December 18-62.
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[6Camaro]


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The Virginia State Police have a new ride that can challenge those people who feel the need for speed..
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State Police bought 7 Chevrolet Camaros, and are testing them statewide. The cars can go from zero to 100 miles-an-hour in about 13 seconds. Troopers hope that fact will deter speeders from starting a high-speed chase.
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((ERIC ELLISON/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE; THE CLOSING SPEED IN CATCHING VIOLATORS IS THE BIGGEST THING. YOU MAY HAVE A PERSON IF HE SEES A POLICE CAR IS NOT CATCHING HIM VERY RAPIDLY, HE MAY THINK ABOUT RUNNING. BUT IF HE HAS A CAR THAT IS CLOSING VERY RAPIDLY, HE MAY CHANGE HIS MIND.))
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Each Camaro cost a little more than 20-thousand dollars Their purchase is part of an effort to test high-performance vehicles, and their effect on drivers' behavior. If the program is successful, you can expect to see more high performance cruisers in the future.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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Patrick Evans will have this week's edition of Growin' It.
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[GROWIN-IT]


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Roanoke's city market will be a popular destination this weekend. While it always has a great selection of fresh produce as we move into August it gets even better.
Patrick Evans takes a look at the local offerings, AND examines a pair of most unusual vegetables, today on Growin' It.
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[Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [8/2/2002] [TWO SHOT]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has lost 15 points. The NASDAQ has lost nine.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up next in sports... Tony Stewart is still paying for his actions at the Brickyard...
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Plus... the Northside Vikings are preparing to improve their record this season... but one new kicker for the team isn't just one of the guys...
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NASCAR has already fined Tony Stewart 10- thousand dollars for his behavior at the Brickyard 400 last weekend... And then yesterday, in what is an un-precedented move - his sponsor - Home Depot - hit him with a 50- thousand dollar fine.
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The home improvement retail company says it will give the money to the United Way of Central Indiana for a variety of children's after- school programs. Stewart also has been placed on probation for the remainder of the season. He allegedly punched a photographer after Sunday's Brickyard 400. Stewart says he will seek counseling and go through anger management classes to try and correct his problem. Home Depot said in effect that this is the last straw.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies put on the pads for the first time yesterday afternoon... and the practice had mixed results...
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The receiving corps struggled through a tough afternoon, but the offensive and defensive lines got in some good work. Coach Frank Beamer hopes to see some marked improvement before Saturday's first scrimmage.
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One bright spot yesterday was the kickers, who made 28 straight field- goals at one point. Carter Warley won yesterday's kicking competition. As for former Salem star Nic Schmitt, he's right in the mix for the starting punting job, thanks to an injury to Vinnie Burns.
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The Northside Vikings are hoping that a solid foundation can improve last season's split record of 5- and- 5...
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Coach Jim Hickam returns 13- starters from that squad, seven on offense and six on defense.
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[OUT Q=....in the season"]
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For the first time in Hickam's 37- seasons as a coach, he has a female kicker. Freshman Lauren Robinette is a second- string field goal and extra- point kicker. Her older brother, Patrick, was Northside's kicker last season. She kicked for the middle school team last year as well.
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[OUT Q=...LAUGHTER FADES OUT!!!!!!!!]
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[S-Steelers]


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The Pittsburgh Steelers played host to the New York Jets last night in a N-F-L preseason game at Heinz Field...
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As is often the case - defense dominated for the most part yesterday evening. Former Marshall quarterback Chad Pennington played in the second quarter.
But he gets sacked by the Steelers - who were the best defensive unit in the league last season.
[super=30-N. Y. Jets/16/Pittsburgh/6;]

Pittsburgh backup quarterback Tommy Maddox had the favor returned, however, as Josh Evan took him to the turf. The Jets win it 16-to-6.
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