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300 members of Congress unite in New York to show support for the city hardest hit by the September 11th terrorist attacks.
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And three people are behind bars in Botetourt County, charged with robbing a local motel.
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another sunny dry day but you might notice a slight increase in the humidity levels...I'll have your weekend forecast.....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Some 300 members of Congress traveled under heavy guard this morning to New York City's Federal Hall.
They met in a special one-hour joint session to show support for the city that was hardest hit by terrorists on September 11th.
Stacy Case has more.
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((NATZ OF OPENING) IT'S A RARE EVENT...A WAY TO SHOW RESPECT AND SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK. MEMBERS OF THE U-S CONGRESS AT JOINT SESSION ...FAR AWAY FROM WASHINGTON

(ANOTHER SHORT BURST FROM SESSION IF AVAILABLE)


THEY'VE GATHERED AT HISTORIC FEDERAL HALL IN LOWER MANHATTAN...JUST A FEW BLOCKS FROM GROUND ZERO.

SOT: SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER/D-NEW YORK

"THE MESSAGE TO NEW YORK IS A SIMPLE ONE, AMERICA REMEMBERS, AMERICA SHARES OUR PAIN, AMERICA CARES."
THE LAST TIME CONGRESS MET IN NEW YORK WAS IN 17-90...WHEN THE CITY WAS THE FIRST U-S CAPITAL. TODAY THERE IS NO REAL CONGRESSIONAL BUSINESS... MEMORIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE PAST YEAR ARE THE ONLY AGENDA.

sot: SEN. HILLARY CLINTON/D-NEW YORK

"ITS IMPORTANT THAT THE CONGRESS WOULD COME BACK HERE AND MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THEY SUPPORT NEW YORK AND TO HAVE NEW YORK SHOW CONGRESS WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED."
THE REMAINS OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER WERE CLEARED MUCH FASTER THAN ANYONE EXPECTED...A MUCH DIFFERENT SCENE THAN THE SITE MANY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WITNESSED IN THE DAYS JUST FOLLOWING THE ATTACKS.

(STANDUP: to come...not verbatim: FEDERAL MONEY HELPED MAKE THAT SPEEDY

CLEANUP POSSIBLE...NY SENATORS SAY MUCH MORE IS NEEDED. THEY HOPE TODAY'S VISIT WILL HELP CONVINCE CONGRESS TO KEEP THE MONEY FLOWING. LATER SOME MEMBERS WILL LAY A WREATH AT GROUND ZERO.))

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The U-S has been asked to help investigate yesterday's attempted assassination of Afghanistan's president.
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Hamid Karzai was talking with one of his bodyguards when the gunman struck.
The assassin was able to fire at least four shots before Karzai's bodyguard and American special forces stopped him.
The gunman and the bodyguard both died in the attack.
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(( I didn't know who was firing where, so I am safe and sound (Reporter) How do you feel now, a bit shaken? Nope, I'm fine. I expect things like that to come across the way.))
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Karzai says the attacks show that Afghanistan must improve its security.
Police and intelligence agents are questioning suspects in the attack.
14 people have been detained so far.
Osama bin Laden's Al Qaida network is a chief suspect in the attack.
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Authorities are investigating an early morning armed robbery at a Henry County bank. Officials say a teller at Patrick Henry National Bank in Collinsville was opening the front door around 6:30 when a man approached with a handgun. He forced the teller into the bank, demanded money and fled with the cash -- running toward King's Mountain Road. The suspect is described as a thin male.
He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black jeans, orange mask and black backpack. If you have information on the case ... call the Henry County Sheriff's office or Crimestoppers.

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Meanwhile, the Botetourt County Sheriff's Department credited a quick response for the arrest of three robbery suspects this morning.
Shortly before one, two armed men in masks robbed the Comfort Inn located near Interstate 81.
Deputies encountered two men who matched the descriptions of the suspects minutes later.
Authorites arrested 27 year old Sterlin G. Dawson, the second, and 25 year old James Theodore Ramsey. Both have been charged with armed robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Authorities say Angela Laverne Perdue was driving the car at the time of the arrest. She was also charged with armed robbery. All three are from Roanoke.
Deputies say they found a pellet gun, two masks and an undisclosed amount of money in the suspects' car.


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New jobs are coming to Henry County...
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The (Now-sss) Knauss Snack Food Company is investing five-point-seven million dollars to build a new processing plant.
It will provide 105-new jobs and be located in the Patriot Centre industrial park. The deal took a year of negotiations, tax incentives and over 3-hundred thousand dollars in grants.
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((TROY KNAUSS/PRESIDENT KNAUSS FOODS INC.; I'M STANDING HERE TO SAY THAT WE'RE IN A GROWING INDUSTRY WE'RE A GROWING COMPANY AND I REALLY FEEL THAT THE PEOPLE OF MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY WILL LET US CONTINUE TO GROW AND HELP US MAKE OUR WAY TO THE INDUSTRY LEADER.))
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(Now-sss) Knauss Foods Incorporated is based in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Its been a family owned and operated business for a 1-hundred years. Its snack food company was created 12-years ago.
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Coming up next on the newscast, authorities in Henry County think a clue to disappearnace of Jennifer Short could be in the family's mail,
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Plus the fate of two boys accused of killing their father is now in the hands of a jury.
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A Florida jury is deliberating the fate of two teenage boys charged with murdering their father.
The case pits their word against that of a man who was tried for the same crime LAST week.
Bobbi Harley has details.
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((CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN THE TRIAL OF THE TWO YOUNG BROTHERS ACCUSED OF BRUTALLY KILLING THEIR FATHER CENTERED MORE ON THE MAN TRIED FOR THE SAME CRIME LAST WEEK.
THE DEFENSE BLAMED 40-YEAR-OLD RICK CHAVIS WITH MANIPULATING THE BOYS INTO CONFESSING ...

SOT - JAMES STOKES/ALEX KING'S ATTORNEY - If Ricky Chavis did not

convince the boys to take the blame for this who would have been the primary suspect...

RICK CHAVIS --- BECAUSE HE'S ALSO ACCUSED OF MOLESTING THEN 12-YEAR-OLD

ALEX KING .... AND THAT'S WHY THE PROSECUTION FOCUSED ON CHAVIS AS WELL ...

SOT - DAVID RIMMER/ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY - Chavis is the kind of guy

everybody loves to hate, I mean what's lower than a child molester, but you can't base your verdict because you're angry with anyone. (10)
IT'S AN IRONIC ARGUMENT ... ESPECIALLY BECAUSE THIS SAME PROSECUTOR MAINTAINED LAST WEEK IN A DIFFERENT TRIAL WITH A SEPARATE JURY THAT CHAVIS DID INDEED KILL (gfx in) TERRY KING IN HIS FLORIDA PANHANDLE HOME LAST YEAR (gfx out)

SOT - ANDREW COHEN/CBS LEGAL CONSULTANT - Prosecutors are essentially

lying to one jury or the other because they're trying to make the case for both cases that the defendants are responsible for the same crime when they both can't be right. (13)
ALEX KING AND HIS 14-YEAR-OLD BROTHER DEREK FIRST CONFESSED TO THE CRIME DAYS AFTER THE NOVEMBER MURDER ... AND THEN CHANGED THEIR STORY BLAMING THEIR FATHER'S FORMER FRIEND ... THE STATE CHOSE TO HOLD TWO DIFFERENT TRIALS... WITH DIFFERENT DEFENDANTS ACCUSED OF THE SAME CRIME.
BH/OC/MIAMI - CHAVIS' JURY REACHED A VERDICT LAST WEEK, BUT THE JUDGE SEALED IT UNTIL A DECISION WAS MADE IN THE BOYS' TRIAL ... THAT JURY COULD DO THAT LATER ON TODAY ... AND THEN BOTH VERDICTS WILL BE READ IN OPEN COURT ... BUT THAT MAY DO LITTLE TO CLEAR UP THE CONFUSION ABOUT WHO REALLY KILLED TERRY KING. BH, CBS NEWS, MIAMI))

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The body of Michael Short is back in Henry County, after authorities removed it to take hair samples Wednesday.
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Investigators were hoping to compare them to hair found in the house.
The latest wrinkle in the investigation came yesterday, as officers tried to execute a search warrant to read the family's mail.
The Bassett post master refused to hand it over without a FEDERAL search warrant.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF; WHO KNOWS WHAT'S GOING TO BE IN THERE THAT WE MAY BE ABLE TO USE TO SOLVE THIS CASE. WE GOT TWO PEOPLE DEAD AND A LITTLE GIRL MISSING AND THIS IS YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK.))
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Investigators continue to interview the family's acquaintances, including Chris Thompson, the former employee who found the Short's bodies.
They also did several air and ground searches in Bassett.
Family members are working on raising a hefty reward for information in the case.
They're planning a candlelight vigil at Sissy's Flea Market next to the Short home on 220 North September 15th at 8 P-M.
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An artist's rendering of a man found dead on the Blue Ridge Parkway in May has resulted in new leads as to the man's identity.
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Roanoke County Police used the man's skull to reconstruct his facial features out of clay after running out of leads.

Because of the sketches and the bust, police now have received at least 14 leads on missing men who resemble the victim.
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Authorities say the investigation could take weeks, because police have to find dental records or fingerprints of the missing men. The body was found in May on the Poages Mill Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Meanwhile, police are looking into whether the body may be that of Howard Woolwine, a man who disappeared from a Martinsville adult-care facility in 1998, but they add Woolwine is just one of more than a dozen men who look similar to the artist's rendering.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Leo will have our weekend forecast,
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plus we will tell you why one biologist is suggesting Keiko the Killer Whale be put to death.
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Keiko (CAKE-OH), the Killer Whale, and the star of "Free Willy," is having a bumpy adjustment to life in the wild.

Scientists say he seems to be looking for companionship rather than freedom ... and that could spell big trouble for a whale in the wild.
Richard Roth explains.
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((NATS: "Free Willy", Warner Brothers, 1993) When Keiko the whale, the movie star of "Free Willy", returned to his fans this week it seemed like a sequel unfolding. Millions of dollars and several years of effort had been spent preparing the 33-foot Orca for return to life in the wild, from a custom-built way-station in Iceland...where handlers released him last July. But after six weeks at sea, turning up in Norway 870 miles away, made it look as if it hadn't been freedom Keiko wanted, but companionship. Turns out - he may have made a whale of a mistake. Close to shore where fish farmers worry he'll ruin their livelihoods, he can't suvive on love alone -- which led a Norwegian scientist to say he m
ay have to be captured -- or killed. SOT Niels Oeien, Marine researcher: Well that may be an alternative if he gets st

arved and also if he causes problems for the local agricultural business in that area154025 NARR: The mere idea touched off a tempest; the suggestion quickly dismissed. But even Keiko's friends are saying this kind of attention's no good for a whale - and if Keiko can't be lured back to sea, they'll have to find him a safe harbor - for a Hollywood ending. Richard Roth CBS News London.)

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was up 129 points. The NASDAQ was up 41.
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Coming up next in sports... the Cavaliers might already have an advantage over the Gamecocks as they prepare for the game this weekend...
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And it is officially football season... as the N-F-L hit the field for game one last night...
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The N-F-L season kicked off last night with the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers.
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The game showcased a number of local starts. On a play in the first quarter, Tiki Barber is hit behind the line by former Virginia Tech standout John Engleberger who was questionable for the game as he was recovering form a recent appendectomy.
The Giants led 6-3 into the second half, but the Niners Garrison Hearts make the grab and then the nice cut back, he scores and 49ers went up 10-6.
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San Francisco goes on to win it 16- to- 13.
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In college football- Virginia might end up having an edge over 19th ranked South Carolina after all...
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A report out of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the N-C-double-A is investigating Gamecocks recruiting violations. The infractions included discrepancies on a former player's transcript and whether or not parents of players were given jobs because their sons signed with U-S-C.
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And just a reminder that tonight takes us into Week Two of Friday Football Extra. Here's the schedule of games with the home team on the bottom of each matchup.
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Former Boston Celtic star Bob Bigalow visited the Star City last night for the Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism. He spoke to both parents and youth coaches on the importance of keeping sports FUN for the kids.
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Bigalow published his book entitled "Just Let the Kids Play" in August of 1993. Since then, he's traveled across the country, delivering over 400 lectures regarding the needs of children in youth sports.
He also tells them how to use common-sense approaches to meet those needs.
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A team from C-N-N has followed Bigalow on his current lecture tour. They are producing a documentary on youth sports, which will air in January.
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There are a lot of internet radio stations out there designed to suit all kinds of taste.
But there is only one that programmed entirely for cats.
Patti Kirkpatrick has more.
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(( WITH A CLICK OF THE MOUSE ... NOHL ROSEN IS NOT JUST PLAYING MUSIC FOR HIS CATS.
HE'S POTENTIALLY PLAYING MUSIC FOR CATS AROUND THE WORLD.
THE SCOTTSDALE MAN IS THE CREATOR OF THE INTERNET RADIO STATION 'CAT GALAXY.'

(SOT - ROSEN "It's a radio station for cats. Music for cats to listen

to ... kind of a little bit of talk radio for cats as well when I'm on live.")

THE MUSIC OF CAT GALAXY FIRST STARTED PURRING ON THE INTERNET ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO. NOHL SAYS HIS TWO CATS -- JADE AND ISIS -- GIVE HIM A LOT OF INPUT ABOUT WHAT KIND OF SONGS TO PLAY.

(SOT - ROSEN "Isis here likes smooth jazz, swing, she likes rhythm and

blues, funk and of course, interestingly enough, she kind of likes a little bit of Ozzy Osborn.")

NOHL BROADCASTS LIVE TWICE A WEEK IN SHOWS CALLED THE "TUESDAY NIGHT CAT CLUB" ... AND THE "FRIDAY NIGHT FELINE FRENZY."

(SOT - ROSEN "One moment I could be playing smooth jazz. The next song

after that could be heavy metal. Friday night feline frenzy. It explains everything.")

YOU CAN STILL HEAR CAT-APPROVED MUSIC ON THE SITE EVEN WHEN NOHL ISN'T ON LIVE.

(SOT - ROSEN "Meow. You're listening to the cat galaxy on live

365-dot-com. All cats, all the time.")))
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