A U-S Airways flight lands in Baltimore, with a fighter- jet escort.
The pilot apparently made a mistake, signalling that the plane was being hijacked.
And a murder indictment is likely against an Oregon man after authorities identify the remains of two girls found on his property.
Cooler temperatures and rain showers make up your Tuesday forecast. I'll let you know how long this "Fall-like weather will stick around coming up.
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Authorities in Oregon are wondering if the suspect in the deaths of two girls may be linked to OTHER missing person cases...
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Now that both of the girls' bodies have been identified, authorities are looking for a murder indictment against their neighbor, Ward Weaver.
He's already in jail, facing rape charges in an un- related case.
Chris Lawrence reports.
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AS THE SHRINE FOR THE TWO GIRLS CONTINUES TO GROW.. PRIME SUSPECT WARD WEAVER'S SON SAYS HIS FATHER NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE.
BOTH SETS OF REMAINS DISCOVERED ON WEAVER'S PROPERTY HAVE BEEN POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED AS ASHLEY POND AND MIRANDA GADDIS...BUT CHARGES WILL NOT BE FILED UNTIL A GRAND JURY HEARS THE EVIDENCE.
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"We know how important this case is to the community so we are going to take our time and do it right."
THE SEARCH OF WARD WEAVERS RENTED HOME IS OVER. INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY DIDN'T FIND ANY OTHER HUMAN REMAINS ON THE PROPERTY. AND QUESTIONS CONTINUE OVER THE HANDLING OF THE CASE .WEAVER ALLOWED THEM TO SEARCH HIS PROPERTY SEVERAL TIMES AFTER ASHLEY DISSEAPEARED AND SOME WONDER WHY THEY MISSED THE EVIDENCE THEN.
"I THINK THERE WERE PLENTY OF INDICATIONS IN THE BEGINNING, YOU KNOW HINTS THAT PEOPLE WERE GIVING AND THEY NEVER ACTED ON THEM."
POLICE SAY NOTHING IN THE INITIAL SEARCHES THAT GAVE THEM PROBABLY CAUSE TO GET A SEARCH WARRENT. WITHOUT THAT THEY COULD LOOK AROUND WITH WEAVER'S PERMISSION BUT NOT DO ANY KIND OF DIGGING.
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"We have to comply with what the laws require and the law required probable cause to search his property and we were intent on finding that and we did come up with it and that's how we eventually got the search warrant."
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A pilot's apparent mistake had U-S military forces scrambling this morning.
Shortly after eight , the pilot of a U-S Airways flight out of Charlotte accidentially sent out an automated signal that his plane was being hijacked.
At least one fighter jet escorted the flight to the Baltimore-Washington International airport.
One passenger reported seeing the military jet outside the window, but he says everyone on board remained calm.
A Lexington woman scheduled to testify against a former boyfriend accused of raping her was killed along with her husband early Sunday morning.
The bodies of 40-year old Rhonda Chaplin and her 51-year old husband Timothy were found at the intersection of Dabney's Lane and Cold Spring Road early Sunday morning.
Both were apparently shot to death in or near their car.
Rhonda worked at V-DOT, where she's remembered as being personable.
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Timothy Chaplin worked at Lee's Carpets.
He has two children from a previous marriage.
The Chaplin's deaths are being investigated as homicides.
If you have any information, you are asked to call the Augusta County Sheriff's Office.
The governor has been asking Virginians to conserve water.
He might start ordering them now.
Earlier this year, Governor Mark Warner told state agencies to save water, and asked residents to do the same.
Warner is now asking institutional food services at schools and other facilities to cut back on washing dishes by using disposable plates, cups and utensils.
He's also ordered a study of Virginia's water storage and transportation systems.
The three-year-old drought has worsened this summer, withering crops and turning reservoirs and streams into mud.
The governor's Drought Monitoring Task Force will meet this afternoon.
TOO MUCH rain is the problem in parts of Chile--
Severe flooding and high winds have left thousands of people homeless-- and having to get around by boat.
A rescue operation has been going on since Sunday morning, involving both military and civilian workers, who transported flood victims to different shelters.
Local rivers have over- flowed, and have already reached historic levels.
Chile's president has been asked to declare the region a disaster area.
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Approximately 200- employees at Salem's G-E are losing their jobs.
A company spokesman says there's little chance the workers will be called back.
Additional layoffs are also possible next year.
The Salem G-E plant--- which delivers drive and control systems for the industrial market- is blaming tough economic
times for the decision.
A spokesman says there has been a reduced demand for G-E's products.
They've hired a new tourism director, and Appomattox County leaders say they want to bring more visitors into the area.
But two of the county's best-known attractions remain closed to the public.
A lack of funds and volunteers has kept the doors locked at the county's historical museum downtown.
And Clover Hill Village.. a living history park on the outskirts of town.. is also off-limits to visitors.
The county's new tourism director says she was shocked to hear both have been closed for some time.
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LeValley says the sites need some financial backing.. either public or private.. to get them operational again.
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Still to come on the newscast, President Bush tries to win Saudi Arabia's approval of an attack on Iraq
...that as Vice President Cheney says time is NOT on our side in the war against Terrorism.
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A Palestinian man arrested in connection with planning the deadly bomb attack at Jerusalem's Hebrew University was remanded today in court.
Last month's explosion inside the university's cafeteria killed nine people, including five Americans.
Authorities say the suspect is one of several Palestinians under arrest -- they say the group is part of a bigger Islamic militant cell that was behind the bombing.
The President is still on vacation at his Texas ranch.
But that hasn't stopped the administration from continuing to make its case for a pre- emptive strike against Iraq.
Vice President Cheney has called the risk of in- action far greater than the risk of launching an attack.
Bill Plante reports.
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15:08:57 we realize the battle is not one on the defensive. we must take
the battle to the enemy and we will prevail.
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THE WHITE HOUSE ALSO MADE IT CLEAR THAT IT DOES NOT BELIEVE IT NEEDS
CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL FOR MILITARY ACTION, SAYING IN A LETTER TO
MEMBERS THAT THE PRESIDENT ALREADY HAS CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY, AND
TELLING REPORTERS THAT THE CONGRESSIONAL VOTE AUTHORIZING THE USE OF
FORCE IN DESERT STORM IN 1991 STILL APPLIES. BUT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE ARE URGING THE PRESIDENT TO ASK FOR A VOTE.
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14 31 14 I would strongly urge him, don't listen to the lawyers all
the time. Listen to what your gut instinct will tell you, and your
father would tell you - come to congress.
That was Bill Plante reporting
President Bush, meanwhile, is meeting with Saudi Arabia's ambassador today at his ranch in Texas.
The two men are expected to talk about the war on terrorism, the Israeli- Palestinian conflict, and Iraq.
But Saudi Arabian officials have been speaking out recently-- making it clear that they're against any U-S military action against Iraq.
An Italian body builder, Antonelli Grilli, WILL be allowed to return to Rome, pending trial in Miami.
The 36 year old body builder remained in the city jail, until her mother wired 250-thousand dollars from her bank in New York to Roanoke .
Her mother, an Italian diplomat herself, appeared in court yesterday along with the Italian consul to Virginia.
Neither of them would speak with us on camera.
They secured a letter from the Italian Embassy, pledging to assure Grilli's appearance in Miami for trial.
The government claims Grilli works as a courier, carrying cash and the club drug, "ecstasy," allegedly using the international body building competition as a cover for her travels.
She was arrested at a Jan Tana competition in Lynchburg.
The New River Valey may beneift from plans to expand the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.
The center was awarded a two-million dollar grant from the U-S Department of Commerce yesterday, to construct a small business incubator.
Officials say the incubator will help local entrepreneurs form technology-based companies, that will develop products stemming from research at the University.
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The incubator is sponsored through the university's Knowledge Works Project.
The five-point eight million dollar project is scheduled to begin next spring.
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Coming up next on the newscast, golfers will not get to putt a round on a local golf course any more. We will tell you why.
Also we will tell you why some young people are accomplishing their American dreams in China.
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Homeowners will replace golfers at a Roanoke County course.
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The new owners of the Hollyfields Golf Club property say they'll turn the course into a subdivision.
The course was auctioned off earlier this summer.
The development will be called Stoneridge at Bent Mountain-
It'll consist of about 50 homesites, each averaging more than three acres.
The developers say keeping the golf course was not economically feasible.
Many Gen X'ers have found it difficult to get started with a good paying job, given the American economy.
However, some of them are trying something a little different.
They are heading to China, looking to improve the quality of their lives.
Kimberly Conley has more from Beijing.
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((China is attracting big American businessand young American talent.
Graduates are trying their luck here because the job market in the US is
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The economy isn't doing well right now so unless you've already
established yourself with some kind of longterm credentials or a lot of
work experience -- for someone like me who's just gotten out of school,
trying to still get experience, I think china offers more of that kind
of opportunity than the US.
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Jobs here are similar to those in the United States - sales, marketing,
managementand helping the local Chinese staff understand how Americans
do business. And while salaries can be comparable to those in the US,
your buck goes a lot further here.
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A beer is a mere twenty-five cents and twenty-five dollars buys a
gourmet meal that would cost a hundred bucks back home.
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And back home, there aren't a lot of bars with their own Buddha.
ONE THING THAT STANDS OUT ABOUT SOCIAL LIFE IN BEIJING IS ITS VERY
On a sunny weekend afternoon, young Americans hang out togetherin a
city they say offers plenty of fun when the workday is over.
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SO YOU CAN DO BASICALLY ANYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE - YOU CAN GO ROCK
CLIMBING, PLAY ULTIMATE FRISBEE, PLAY ANY KIND OF SPORT THAT YOU'D (uh)
THAT YOU CAN IMAGINE.
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Life here can be very different - as Tara Tranguch knows.
She moved to Beijing three years ago from Connecticut and now works for
a consulting firm that advises on China's booming telecom industry.
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Her traditional Chinese courtyard house has a lot of character, but it's
missing some things most Americans are used to - like central heating.
She'll have to rely on the old-fashioned Chinese optioncoal.
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"of course there's no heat in the bathroom, and I've heard (edit)
burning coal can be a bit dangerous, so we'll see how it goes in the
(STANDUP) It's not always easy living this far from America. Keeping in
touch means phone bills are high and the language barrier can be
higher. And because Beijing is one of the most polluted cities in the
world, you can't even take the air for granted.
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"the number one drawback is the air quality, so you sacrifice a bit of
clean air for the excitement of living in beijing"
It's big and noisy and to many young Americans, Beijing means a job and
Everyone gets homesick at some point, but with more Americans doing
business here, even that's easier to get over. Because sometimes - for
young Americans - it feels like home has come to China. Kc, for cbs
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP three points. The NASDAQ has LOST 19.
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Coming up next in sports...
Steve Mason goes to Charlottesville to see how the Cavs are preparing to take on powerhouse Florida State this weekend...
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U-V-A will be on the road this week to battle third-ranked Florida State in Tallahassee on Saturday.
Steve Mason says while fans have seen them, there is a lot of mystery still surrounding the Cavaliers as they prepare for the Noles.
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Now that Virginia Tech has chalked up a win over Arkansas State... it can focus on L-S-U's visit to Blacksburg this Sunday.
But the Hokies know that things won't be as easy against the defending S-E-C champs...
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