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The second defendant in the murder of a Roanoke convenience store clerk enters a plea today.
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The entire town of Dublin is without power. We'll show you why. And Jennifer Short's parents are being laid to rest today. We'll have an update.


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The heat and humidity returns across the area.....how long will it last...I'll have the details in your forecast.....

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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Funeral services today for Michael and Mary Short .. as investigators keep asking questions, in hopes of finding the answers to crack the case.
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It's now been a week since Jennifer Short disappeared, and her parents were found murdered in their home. Investigators say they still hope more interviews with family contacts can help them learn what happened. Meanwhile, the staff at Jennifer's school is preparing to start the year without her.
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Marya Jones is outside the Henry County Sheriff's department with the latest.
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Funeral services for Michael and Mary Short are scheduled to begin at 2:00 this afternoon, at the Martinsville Church of God.

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The primary player in February's fatal convenience store robbery has admitted his guilt and accepted a sentence of life without parole.
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Mark Lamont Neamo is the older of the two gunmen- -older by ten years. He was the one calling the shots February 25th when Neamo and Christopher Krug (kroog) entered the Stop-in Store on Hershberger Road, guns drawn and masks on the faces. Krug pled guilty yesterday and said he was willing to testify against Neamo. That convinced Neamo to do the same... admitting everything including CAPITAL MURDER.
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((...WILLFUL, DELIBERATE AND PREMEDITATED MURDER IN COMMISSION OF ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, AND SENTENCE YOU TO CONFINEMENT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE BALANCE OF YOUR NATURAL LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE.))
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Tearful relatives of store clerk Joyce Parish left the courtroom during the proceedings, but returned in time to hear the judge pronounce sentence. They declined to discuss the case, except to say they were satisfied.
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A new animal cruelty law in Virginia has passed its first legal test, in a Franklin County case.
Yesterday, a judge there found enough evidence to send the case to the grand jury.
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Lee Newman is accused of failing to provide decent care for his dogs, allowing one of them to die.
He's being prosecuted under a law that took effect this year, making it a felony to torture or kill a pet.
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At the preliminary hearing yesterday, Newman said that he couldn't get to where he'd left his dogs because his car didn't have the proper tags.

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The entire town of Dublin is without power this afternoon.
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The outage occurred around nine this morning...after a transformer near the Volvo plant caught fire.
Fire officials say they don't know what started the fire, but, they were able to put it out quickly.
The transformer supplies power to about 54-hundred customers in Dublin and parts of Pearisburg.
American Electric Power officials say they're working on bringing a mobile transformer out of Bluefield...and hope to have power restored within the next 24-hours.
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The fire and resulting power outage forced New Rivery Community College to cancel its day classes at the Dublin campus only. And Pulaski County Schools sent students home three hours early.
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President Bush heads west to talk forest fires, but not everyone is happy with this plan to reduce them. The details are still ahead.
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And these little piggies are part of another gene breakthrough in Blacksburg.
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President Bush heads to Oregon today to announce a plan for preventing forest fires by clearing brush and dead trees.
But environmentalists are already cutting down the plan-- saying it's a ploy to scrap logging restrictions.
Bill Plante reports.
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FOR PRESIDENT BUSH - WHO'S STILL TRYING TO SHOW THAT HE CAN VACATION AND WORK AT THE SAME TIME - THIS WILL BE THE SECOND BIG TRIP AWAY FROM THE CRAWFORD RANCH THIS MONTH.

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THIS TIME HE'S HEADING WEST TO TOUR AREAS IN OREGON DESTROYED BY FOREST FIRES. HE'LL ALSO PROPOSE A CHANGE IN FEDERAL RULES TO LOWER RESTRICTIONS ON CUTTING DOWN TREES IN FIRE-PRONE AREAS. WESTERN GOVERNORS HAVE ASKED FOR THAT HELP BECAUSE THEY BLAME HUGE RECENT FIRES ON OVERGROWN FORESTS. BUT THE PROPOSAL HAS ANGERED SOME ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS.

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AT THE RANCH, THE PRESIDENT SEEMED TO BE PUTTING OUT OTHER FIRES - POURING COLD WATER ON MEDIA REPORTS THAT HIS TOP ADVISORS WERE TALKING ABOUT IRAQ DURING A CLOSED DOOR MEETING AT THE RANCH.

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"I know there's this kind of intense speculation that seems to be going on, kind of a -- I don't know how you would describe it -- it's kind of a churning, a frenzy."

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THE PRESIDENT SAID IT DIDN'T COME UP, BUT ADDED THAT HE'S A PATIENT MAN AND THAT THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO REMOVE SADDAM HUSSEIN FROM POWER.

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"We will look at all options, and we will consider all technologies available to us and diplomacy and intelligence."

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BUT AT THE SAME TIME THE PRESIDENT WAS TALKING DOWN THE WAR OPTION, HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADER TOM DELAY WAS TALKING IT UP, SAYING VICTORY CAN'T BE SECURED AT THE BARGAINING TABLE - A SPEECH HE CLEARED WITH THE WHITE HOUSE. BILL PLANTE, CBS NEWS, CRAWFORD, TEXAS.
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So you've put off a summer vacation .. but it's not to late to find some Labor Deal deals.
Still ahead, we'll get some hints from a travel expert.
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And ten years after Hurricane Andrew devastates South Florida, weather experts place it in the rarest of bad company.

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A Blacksburg biotechnology company is reporting another advance in the field of cloning.
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P-P-L Therapeutics says its latest litter of cloned piglets born recently lacks two genes that could lead to organ transplant rejection in humans.
Its first set of cloned pigs using this process screened out just one gene.
P-P-L is working with researchers at the University of Pittsburgh on further studies of this technology in organ transplantation.
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Ten years ago this Saturday, Hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida, causing catastrophic damage.
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The storm left dozens of people dead in Florida and Louisiana and caused 30- billion dollars in damage.
Yesterday, researchers said they've upgraded Andrew to a Category Five hurricane-- one of only three hurricanes that strong to ever hit the U-S.
Hurricane specialist Bryan Norcross covered Andrew, and predicted that it would be the "biggest natural disaster in the history of the United States."
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((BRYAN NORCROSS/HURRICANE SPECIALIST: WHEN I SAID THAT I HAD NO IDEA THAT IT WOULD BE THE MOST EXPENSIVE NATURAL DISASTER TIMES MORE THAN THREE. AND THAT'S WHAT WE WOUND UP WITH AGAIN JUST HITTING THE SUBURBS.))
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Norcross says the hurricane was upgraded a decade later because of new and improved gadgets to measure wind speeds.

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On Wall Street at Noon,

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the Dow was UP 75 points .. Nasdaq UP 3 points.

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Coming up next in sports... will the Winston stay in Charlotte? After months of debate, Nascar finally has their answer...
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And Confucius Says .. rock on. That's just one of the groups jamming in China's later-day version of Woodstock.
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A lot of kids are back in school-- and that means summer is about to slip away.
But there's still one more big summer holiday weekend coming up-- Labor Day.
Michael Sands is a travel expert from Orbitz, and has some advice on getting the most for your money on that last- minute vacation.
He joins us now via satellite.
Good Afternoon, Michael.

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(It seems like everyone's running deals now on airfares-- Is that because of the 9-11 anniversary coming up, or maybe t

he sweeping changes in the stock market?)

(What are some tips for getting the best deal for a last- minute summer getaway?)



(What about travel packages?? Anything really good for people in our region who want to take a two or three day trip?)




(What is the absolute LAST minute to book for Labor Day weekend?)



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Thanks, Michael.

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"The Winston" will be staying in Charlotte. After months of speculation.... Nascar and R-J Reynolds announced yesterday that the all-star race will continue its 17- year tenure in Charlotte...
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The high dollar event has produced some wild and wooly moments thru the years, including Dale Earnhardt's pass in the grass in '87. But some of the drivers wanted it moved around from year to year. Jeff Burton, for one, has changed his mind.
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[**ANCHOR TAG**] The Virginia Cavaliers and Colorado State are making N-C-double-A history... playing the earliest football game of the season. Steve Mason has a preview of tonight's Jim Thorpe Classic matchup.
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((The Cavaliers go from two a day practices where they are practically together 12 hours a day to playing a team for the first time in school history. The Rams are tough and battle tested. Four of their five losses last year were to teams ranked in the top 25. The wahoos have taken note.)) ((MATT SCHUAB/UVA QUARTERBACK:)) ((BILLY MCMULLEN/UVA RECEIVER:)) ((ANGELO CROWELL/UVA LINEBACKER:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
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Just a reminder that we will have a live half- hour preseason preview of the Virginia Cavaliers and the Virginia Tech Hokies tonight at 7 o-clock here on News 7.

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Bath County was the only area school to bring home a state championship last season... And the Chargers are prepping to defend that title...
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A lot of has changed in Hot Springs since last year, including the team's head coach. Will Fields, a former assistant at Alleghany, has replaced Chris Jones who moved on to Heritage high school in Lynchburg. Fields inherited five returning starters off the division- one title team, and so far he's been pleased with his players' progress.
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The Chargers open the season with six non-district games, including rugged trips to Fairfax and Winchester. The team will rely on former player of the week Jacob Phillips to lead the squad all season-long.
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And don't forget that coming up this Friday night at 11:35 - Friday Football Extra kicks off its 19th season with our annual preseason special.

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Students at Rockbridge County's Central Elementary are settling in for their first day of school .. and they'll probably learn a lot about construction before the school year is over.
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Crews are about halfway done in a massive construction project at the school. The classrooms were gutted, and an addition that will house more classrooms and a gymnasium and cafeteria is still being built. Teachers had to put all their class materials into storage last spring, and some will remain there while work continues on the school.
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When the construction is completed, each classroom will feature more computer network hookups than before. School officials hope to have the whole project done by the end of this school year.
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And finally today--
Dancing around in the rain was part of the experience at
Woodstock---
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Now CHINA has launched its own outdoor music festival, the first of its kind in the country.
Despite torrential rain and a highly- visible security presence, there was no dampening the enthusiasm of thousands of music fans.
The two-day Snow Mountain Music Festival boasted some of China's top music stars.
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Home- grown heavy metal, hip-hop and punk bands took to the stage with such names as Brain Failure, Wild Children, and Confucius Says.
The event also underlined a growing tolerance by the authorities of music that at one time, would have been considered counter-revolutionary.
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