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Another emotional appeal from Jennifer Short's family--
And authorities say there's no truth to reports of sightings of the nine- year- old girl in North Carolina.
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In other news, an explosion at a Moscow apartment building kills at least seven people and leave dozens trapped.


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High pressure across our region is giving us a beautiful day to head outside and enjoy....But warm humid air will return...I'll tell you when in your forecast....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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The family of missing nine year old Jennifer Short makes another plea for her release as a promising lead apparently proves to be untrue.
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The search for Jennifer Short produced a promising tip overnight...the report of a possible sighting in Winston Salem.
But this morning as more family members appeal for Jennifer's safe return, authorities said that lead was NOT credible.
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Joe Dashiell is at the Henry County Sheriff's Department with the latest.
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((ROLLCUE:..questioned its accuracy.))
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At least seven people are dead, and dozens of others are feared trapped after an explosion rocks a Russian apartment building.
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Police say last night's blast in the five- story building was likely caused by a gas leak.
Rescuers worked through the night, using bulldozers and other heavy equipment to remove rubble and pick through the wreckage.
Russian news agencies report that 40 apartments were destroyed.
They also report that among those killed were a mother and her eight-month-old baby.
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Several Palestinians are under arrest in connection with last month's deadly bombing at Jerusalem's Hebrew University.
The bombing killed nine people, including five Americans.
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Meanwhile, a Palestinian civilian was killed when a house collapsed on him.
It happened when Israeli tanks and helicopters raided a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian security sources say the man was killed when a building was blown up next to a small house, which then fell on him.
Meanwhile, the Israeli army says it destroyed two empty buildings that served as shelters for terrorists.
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Authorities across the globe are being asked to keep an eye out for a Saudi Arabian man--
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The F-B-I is describing him as a suspected associate of the September 11th hijackers.
The agency says the worldwide alert is based on information it's uncovered in the past few days.
Sources say the man's picture was found overseas among those of several hijackers.
The F-B-I only recently reviewed them.
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Meanwhile, several government sources say the F-B-I doesn't believe he's in the United States.

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Rains from a tropical storm have forced China to declare a flood emergency--
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More than 100 people have died, and a rain- swollen lake is threatening to flood a city and several villages.
More than two- thousand soldiers are now mobilized to reinforce embankments around the lake.
It's risen more than six feet above the flood- warning mark in the last few days.
Across China, summer floods have already killed more than 900 people.
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Locally, not having enough water is the problem.
But the town of Gretna says it is recovering from its water emergency.
After a week of frenzied preparations, the town's reservoir is slowly being replenished.
But that does not mean water restrictions will be lifted anytime soon.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( After months of dry conditions, this is music to the ears of Gretna residents.
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And so is this..
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In about a week, town leaders built this containment pond, installed a pump and laid more than two miles of pipe through backyards and under roadways to the town reservoir.. which had shrunk to its lowest level in decades.
But since two o'clock Tuesday, 200 gallons a minute have been flowing into Gretna's water supply.
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((GLENNA LINGAFELT/GRETNA MAYOR: WE DO NEED TO CONTINUE TO CONSERVE. IT WILL TAKE A LOT OF WATER TO GET US BACK UP.))
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And the school system is ready to do its part.
Classes will start as scheduled next Monday.. but kids will eat sandwiches on paper plates for at least the first week, and each Gretna school will truck in water every day instead of relying on the town.
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((JERRY WEBB/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SCHOOL SUPT.: WE ARE ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY, WHETHER IT'S THE TOWN OF GRETNA OR PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY AND WE FEEL STRONGLY THAT WE NEED TO BE PART OF THE SHORT-TERM SOLUTION.))
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Some residents wondered how things got so bad, so quickly..
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Town leaders say several springs feeding the reservoir simply dried up overnight.. and they went from having a 200-day supply of water in early July, to just 20 days in early August.
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((DAVID LILLY/GRETNA TOWN MANAGER: NO ONE CAN PREDICT WHEN A SPRING IS GOING TO GIVE OUT OR WHEN IT'S GOING TO RAIN. AND LIKE MIKE SAID, IN A MONTH'S TIME IT WENT FROM A CONCERN OF OURS TO A PRETTY MAJOR PROBLEM.))
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Lilly says another source of water should be on line by next week.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Gretna.))
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Coming up after this break, we will speak live with the writer of Parade magazine's "Ask Marilyn" column. She has some practical advice for teenagers.
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But first parts of Miami's airport are evacuated after a suspicious substance makes several people sick.
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A mysterious chemical prompted an evacuation today at Miami International Airport--
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Part of the airport was evacuated after reports of a strange smell.
Police say "Concourse B" at the airport, which serves international flights, was cleared.
Fire units are de- contaminating affected passengers.
More than 60 people are being treated at the scene for symptoms like scratchy throats, coughing, sneezing, and watery eyes.
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Most likely you've read her column, "Ask Marilyn" that appears weekly in "Parade Magazine." But Marilyn vos Savant is also a published author and mother,
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[Take Pinnacle of Book full] who offers her insight on everything from children's activities to managing your money in the book, "Growing Up."
She joins us now via satellite to talk more about it.
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Good afternoon, Marilyn.
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(It's interesting...you're listed in the Guinness Book Hall of Fame for having the highest I-Q-- Do you find that encou

rages most people to listen to your advice?)

(Your book, "Growing Up" is described as a combination of Mark Twain's humor and Dr. Spock's practicality..... What ar

e some of the topics you cover in the book?)

(And you cover such a wide range of ages in this book-- from 3 to 18-- how challenging was that?)



(You also have specific goals to reach by age 18-- what are some of your personal favorites?)



(Who all do you think will benefit from reading this book-- parents, children?)
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Thanks so much for joining us today, Marilyn and good luck with the book.

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A Huntington Beach woman is getting franchised after coming up with an idea that has taken off..
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, she offers new moms a chance to get out and exercise, without having to leave their babies.
As Mike Castellucci reports it allows them to skate without dodging their responsibilities.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we will have some highlights from last nights Down from the Mountain concert in Roanoke.
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Some of the biggest names in Bluegrass came down from the mountain to perform at the Roanoke Civic Center last night.
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The "Down from the Mountain" Tour brought in a near-capacity crowd.
Many of the musicians had a hand in the successful "O Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack.
And it was a homecoming of sorts for local musicians Ralph Stanley and Dan Tyminski.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 26 points. The NASDAQ has gained 16.

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Coming up next in sports
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one of Nascar's best drivers is changing teams... we'll see what the move means for some local racing legends.
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Ricky Rudd has decided where he will drive for the next three years. Yesterday Rudd signed to drive for the Wood Brothers beginning next year.
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The 45- year old Rudd has 22- more career cup victories than the driver he replaces. Elliot Sadler has one cup win.
Rudd also has 28- Bud Poles, and 185- top five finishes. His streak of 667- straight starts is the best in the series' 54- year history. Rudd has finished in the top five in Cup points the last two seasons under Robert Yates. Sadler will drive the number 38- M & M's Ford for Yates next season.
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We are just days away from the kickoff of Virginia Tech football this season.. Mike Stevens checked in with the Hokies to see where the squad stands...
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