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[VO-NAT]

A community gathers to mourn Michael and Mary Short, as the investigation into their murders enters its second week.
Their daughter Jennifer remains missing.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]

And the hot weather leads several school systems to end classes early today.
We'll have the list, coming up.



[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]


Another hazy, hot, and humid day with an outside chance for a few late day thunderstorms....I'll have your weekend forecast...
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly 2-Shot]


News 7 at Noon starts right now...

[School-Information]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=School Closing]


The hot weather has lead several school systems to close early this afternoon.
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[Schoolwatch]
Schools in Bland County will close at one today.
Craig County is closing at 12:30.
Montgomery County is letting students out one hour early.
Pulaski County schools are closing two hours early.
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[Toss to Leo]

[New-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-25 1:32:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A hi tech company is making the City of Roanoke its permanent home...
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[VO-NAT :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Soft Solutions is announcing the purchase of this building on Mountain Avenue for its headquarters. The information- system business produces software that helps companies with production efficiency. The city's New Century Venture Center is taking credit for some of its success. The program helps start- up companies get on their feet.
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[SOT 1:23:52]
[IN Q=YOU KNOW]

((JAY FOSTER/SOFT SOLUTIONS PRESIDENT; YOU KNOW OBVIOUSLY THERE'S SOME ROCKY SPOTS WHEN YOU START A COMPANY AND THE FIRST FOUR YEARS IS PROBABLY A CRITICAL TIME AND BEING IN AN INCUBATOR THAT'S A GREAT NAME FOR IT, THAT'S A WONDERFUL ENVIRONMENT THAT KIND OF PROTECTS YOU AND GIVES YOU ADVICE AND GETS YOU THROUGH THE ROUGH TIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Jay Foster/Soft Solutions President;]
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[OUT Q=THE ROUGH TIMES.]
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[VO-NAT]

Soft Solutions spent four years at the venture center. It employs 16-people and is in the process of hiring two more. Blacksburg and Atlanta were also considered as headquarter locations. City officials say with each new hi- tech company that makes Roanoke home - - more opportunities are created.
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[8-VOB-Short-Family]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=kgu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]


Investigators continue to look for any clues in the murders of Michael and Mary Short and the apparent abduction of their daughter Jennifer.... Yesterday the slain couple was laid to rest...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Hundreds filled the Martinsville Church of God to remember the Shorts. Almost everyone was wearing a yellow ribbon as a symbol of hope for the safe return of Jennifer. And family members say they can now shift their focus to finding the missing nine- year- old girl.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we're starting a new]

((JIM WHITEHEAD/ JENNIFER'S UNCLE: WE'RE STARTING A NEW CHAPTER, WHICH IS NOT REALLY NEW, IT'S BEEN THERE AS FAR AS JENNIFER... AS FOR FINDING JENNIFER, NOW IT IS KIND OF THAT PART OF THE BOOK WE'RE GOING INTO.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Whitehead/Jennifer's Uncle;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=we're going into]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

The sheriff's department released an F-B-I profile yesterday of the person who may have killed the Shorts and taken Jennifer.
It asks the public to look for any unusual changes in someone's behavior, including nervousness, unexplained injuries or a sudden change of appearance.
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[11Yopp]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-31]
[GRAPHIC=Legals Scales]


A Franklin County man pled no contest to charges of child neglect, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor of his two young daughters.
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[VO-NAT - :16]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]

Charles Yopp admitted that he barred the bottom berth of a bunk bed with a door, trapping his three year old daughter in what investigators called a cage. Also, prosecutors say the house was kept in an unsanitary manner, with human waste and rotting food left on the floor.

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[SOT57:51/1:01:11]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Heather Ferguson/Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Onzlee Ware/Yopp's Attorney;]

((HEATHER FERGUSON/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THE CONDITIONS IN THE HOUSE WERE DEPLORABLE, CERTAINLY THE PHOTOGRAPHS THAT WE SHOWED AS WELL AS THE VIDEO THAT WAS NOT SHOWN, I THINK THE JUDGE WOULD HAVE SEEN THAT THE THREE AND SIX YEAR OLDS WERE AT RISK.)) ((ONZLEE WARE/YOPP'S ATTORNEY; HE DID ASK FAMILY MEMBERS FOR HELP, BUT HE HAD NOONE TO TURN TO, BUT THEY SIMPLY TRIED TO DO THE BEST THAT THEY COULD, WHICH UNFORTUNATELY WAS NOT ADAQUATE AND WAS NOT ENOUGH.))
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[OUT Q=and was not enough.]
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[VO-NAT - :12+]

Ware says Yopp suffered from a back injury and could not care for or clean up after his family. Charles Yopp could face up to eleven years in prison when he is sentenced in October. His wife, Rose Yopp also faces charges.
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[Bush-Protests]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


More than a thousand protestors marched around barricades trying to get to a Portland, Oregon hotel-- and to President Bush.
They were speaking out against any possible U-S strike against Iraq.
But as Amy Morrow reports, they ended up in their own battle with police.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Portland, OR; :00]
[SUPER=01-Amy Morrow/CBS News;]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=it's the American way.]
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]


That was Amy Morrow reporting.

[MN-Protests]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Meanwhile, protestors also took to the streets of Minneapolis--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN;]


There, it was the accidental police shooting of a 10- year- old boy that sparked the violence.
Dozens of demonstrators broke windows in a city bus and a set a news van on fire.
The officer had been shooting at a pit bull that had been turned loose on police while they were trying to serve a warrant.
The bullet ricocheted and hit the boy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When I came]
[SUPER=01-Otis Chineth/Victim's Father;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=his arm.]
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[VO-NAT]


The boy has since been released from an area hospital.
Authorities say tensions in the neighborhood have been running high following a police shooting earlier this month.

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[11Police-Cars]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=502-10 TC37:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke residents could soon see more police cars in their neighborhoods.
Six city police officers will be taking their new patrol cars home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The city is implementing a program that allows some officers who live within the city limits, to drive their cars to and from work.
Officials hope it will increase the visibility of police in Roanoke neighborhoods and extend the life of the new Crown Victorias.
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[SOT 13:31:43]
[IN Q=With this program,]

((ROGER FULLER/SENIOR POLICE OFFICER: WITH THIS PROGRAM, THE OFFICER WHEN HE LEAVES HOME, HE'S AVAILABLE. MOST TIMES HE'LL JUST GO TO WORK AND GO TO LINEUP, BUT MANY TIMES HE MAY SEE SOMETHING, EITHER JUST TO REPORT IT OR TO STAND BY OR TO EVEN TAKE ACTION.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Fuller/Senior Police Officer;]
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[OUT Q=or to even take action.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police Chief Joe Gaskins says he hopes to expand the program, eventually assigning cars to all of the officers who live in the city.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Local drivers learn more about driving a passenger van that some say is dangerous. We'll have the details next.


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[VO-NAT ]

and two people are killed after a small plane crashes into some parked vehicles.
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[11Van-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC1:23:29]
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With concerns about the safety of 15- passenger vans making headlines... churches, day-care centers, and other groups are giving their drivers more training.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A safety course organized by the New Century "Venture Center" attracted more than 45 people.
Interest was so strong, organizers had to limit each organization to three people.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Most of them are volunteers]

((TIM FITZGERALD/SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE SERVICES: MOST OF THEM ARE VOLUNTEERS. AND THEY GET OUT OF THEIR CARS AND GET INTO ONE OF THESE VANS. AND IT'S TOTALLY DIFFERENT.)) ((MIKE CROMER/BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH: I THINK IT'S GOING TO BECOME PRETTY REGULAR THAT NO NEW DRIVERS CAN COME ABOARD UNLESS THEY CAN TAKE THE CLASS AND I THINK IT'S VERY BENEFICIAL TO THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Fitzgerald/Safety and Compliance Services; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Cromer/Bethel Baptist Church; :08]
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[OUT Q=very beneficial to them.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Center hopes to offer the course on a quarterly basis.
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[Plane-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


A small plane crashes in a shopping area in Belgium-- actually LANDING on several parked cars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bercham, Belgium;]


Two people on board were killed.
The turbo- prop Tampico T-B-9 crashed into the cars shortly after take-off from the airport.
No one on the ground was injured.
The crash happened just after nine A-M, before the street was filled with shoppers.
Officials suspect engine failure is to blame.
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[Gumbel-Son]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Prosecutors say they're going to drop charges against former C-B-S anchor Bryant Gumbel's son.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


23- year- old Bradley Gumbel was arrested in New York yesterday after being accused of trying to steal a purse.
Police say the alleged victim was grabbed from behind.
They say the victim allegedly identified Gumbel as the would-be thief.
He was charged with attempted robbery.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As we speak,]

((BEN BRAFMAN/BRADLEY GUMBEL'S ATTORNEY: AS WE SPEAK THEY ARE DECLINING TO PROSECUTE. AS A TECHNICAL MATTER THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONTINUE AND INVESTIGATION. THERE ARE MATTERS THAT THEY DO WANT TO LOOK AT AND WE AGREE TO HELP THEM RESOLVE ANY OPEN QUESTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Ben Brafman/Bradley Gumbel's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=open questions.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gumbel's lawyer says his client was simply walking home after dropping off a date.
The purse, meanwhile, was never recovered.
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[Diva-Stamp]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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If you're still STUCK on singing groups from the '50s and 60s, you'll want pick up a new stamp that honors some musical divas.
Drew Levinson reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mary Wilson/The Supremes; :40]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News; :55]
[SUPER=01-Beverly Lee/The Shirelles; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News, Cleveland.]
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TRACK) LOCATOR: CLEVELAND

(NATSOUND SINGING)


There they were back in the spotlight the legendary girl groups of the 50 and 60s.with their catchy names such as the Dixie Cups, the Chantels, the Chrystals, and of course the Supremes.

(NATSOUND OF MARY WILSON SINGING CANT HURRY LOVE)


These women long ago put their stamp on rock n roll..

(NATSOUND UNVEILING STAMP)


now theyre being honored with stamps of their own.
Unveiled at the Rock and Roll Hall of fame they feature 12 of the groups.
Original Supreme Mary Wilson hatched the idea four years ago she wanted to make sure these women werent forgotten.

(SOT MARY WILSON/THE SUPREMES)


HOPEFULLY I AM DOING SOMETHING FOR MUSIC HISTORY AND FOR THESE PEOPLES LIVES. THEY TRULY ARE THE MUSIC OF OUR LIVES, ESPECIALLY HERE IN AMERICA

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)



BECAUSE OF THE WAY THINGS WORK HERE IN THE UNITED STATES YOU HAVE TO BE DEAD BEFORE YOU CAN BE PUT ON A STAMPAND MOST OF THESE WOMEN ARE VERY MUCH ALIVE, SO TO GET AROUND THATTHE STAMPS ARE BEING ISSUED IN OTHER COUNTRIES AND HERE THEY ARE COLLECTORS ITEMS.

(QUICK NATSOUND OF BEVERLY LEE SING MOMMA SAID)



Former Shirelle Beverly Lees Momma never said shed be remembered this way.

(SOT: BEVERLY LEE/THE SHIRELLES )



TEARS CAME TO MY EYES, ITS JUST BEAUTIFUL. ITS SUCH AN HONOR.

Now most of these girls are grandmothers and they hope a new generation will follow in their Supreme footsteps.
Now most of these girls are grandmothers and they hope a new generation will follow in their Supreme footsteps.

(SOT WILSON )



MY GRANDAUGHTER WHO IS THREE AND HALF SAYS GRANDMOMMY LOOK STOP IN THE NAME OF WUV, BEFORE YOU BWEAK MY HEART TINK IT OVER .

Its said imitation is the sincerest form of flattery in this case thats a true stamp of approval.

Drew Levinson, CBS News, Cleveland. )
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up after the break, Leo will join us with the weekend forecast, including a look at what it will be like in Bristol for tomorrow night's Winston Cup race.
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[VO-NAT ]

Also Patrick Evans will show us some beautiful and historic gardens.
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[GROWIN-IT]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#=502-11 32:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you would like to know what the gardens of the past looked like, you may want to make a quick trip to the Booker T. Washington National Monument.
As Patrick Evans tells us, it has a beautiful example of an heirloom garden.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Patrick1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Hardy;]
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[OUT Q=today on Growin' IT.]



[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE# none]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 144 points. The NASDAQ has lost 30.
[super=460-y/144/y/30;]


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up next in sports... a Busch driver survives a spectacular crash with just bumps and bruises,
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[VO-NAT ]

Plus, we'll see if the Cavaliers were ready for their early season- opener last night against Colorado State.. or if they needed a few more days of practice...
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[COMM BREAK #3]



[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-129 TC3955]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]

The Virginia Cavaliers were looking to start an early season on a positive note after a losing season last year... But Colorado State wasn't going down without a fight...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Comcast Sports Net; :00]


Al Groh knew his team had to have the opener to set the tone for the entire season.
This is no way to set the tone. The Rams' Cecil Sapp gets stuffed at the line of scrimmage and bounces away. Sapp finds daylight up the middle, and out-runs everybody to the end zone for a 72- yard score. Colorado State led 19- to- 7 at the half.
In the second half, Matt Schaub gets the offense in gear, buying some time.
He then hits Heath Miller in the end zone for the score and a 19-to-14 ballgame.
Two Alvin Pearman T-D runs in the 4th quarter gave Virginia a 29-22 cushion. But then Sapp answered just 30 seconds later with another scoring run, followed by two Rams field goals.
[SUPER=36-Colorado St./35/Virginia/29/;]


So the Cavs had one last chance down by 6, but freshman Quarterback Marques Hagans fumbles near the goal line, and Colorado State hangs on to win it 35 to 29.
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[S-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-131 2446TC]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]

The NASCAR circuit is in Bristol this weekend. In Busch qualifying yesterday, teammates Jason Keller and Scott Riggs swept the front row, but time trials were delayed by nearly two hours because of THIS.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/WJHL; :00]

This is what's left of Mike Harmon's car. Harmon crashed during practice into the turn two wall area that also doubles as a gate for the track. The metal gate is normally held in place by huge posts - but for some reason they were not in place. Amazingly, Harmon walked away from the wreck with only a bruise on his right side. Johnny Sauter also was involved, but he too, was un- injured. Kenny Wallace called it the worst wreck in the history of NASCAR.
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[Jackson-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


There's a report that Michael Jackson is a daddy again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


"People" Magazine is reporting that the pop star has had child number three, a six- month- old boy whom he calls Prince Michael, the second.
He reportedly introduced the baby to his magician friends "Siegfried and Roy" backstage at their Las Vegas show on July 30th.
The article in the magazine's September 2nd issue quotes an anonymous friend who says the baby was NOT adopted.
No one will say who the child's mother is.
Jackson already has two children with ex-wife Debbie Rowe: a 5-year-old boy named Prince Michael, and a 4-year-old girl, named Paris.
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