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They thought it was a major break in the case--
Now authorities say they don't believe the human remains found in North Carolina are those of Jennifer Short.
A live update, straight ahead.
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And Tropical Storm Isidore comes ashore, knocking out power and bringing flooding rains to Louisiana.
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A cool damp day will continue as tropical storm Isidore continues to track northward....I'll have your wet forecast...
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell says the human remains found yesterday in North Carolina are probably NOT those of nine year old Jennifer Short.
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It is not definite but a preliminary hair analysis indicates the remains found yesterday are not Jennifer's. The skeletal fragments were found scattered near a pond in Rockingham County about 35 minutes SOUTH of the Oak Level where Mary and Michael Short were found murdered on August 15th.
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Mary Jones is in North Carolina with the latest.
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There's been a shooting at a state office in Jacksonville, Florida.
Authorities say a disgruntled employee shot two co- workers, and then shot and killed himself.
According to a Jacksonville radio station, the two victims were taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The shooting occured at the Northeast Florida AIDS network -- an office of the state Department of Health in downtown Jacksonville.

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Tropical Storm Isidore made landfall overnight along the Louisiana coast.
It brought with it sustained winds of 65- miles- per hour and a whole lot of rain.
Stacy Case is in New Orleans, and has more.
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LOCATOR (NEW ORLEANS, LA)
NAT--(this morning video) TRACK: NEW ORLEANS IS MORE LIKE A GHOST TOWN THAN A PARTY TOWN. THURSDAY MORNING, THE STREETS WERE VIRTUALLY EMPTY. BARS ALONG POPULAR BOURBON STREET BOARDED UP. WE FOUND ONE OPEN.
MOS/(man in bar)
TRACK: ISIDORE MADE LANDFALL OVERNIGHT, BRINGING WITH IT WINDS JUST BELOW HURRICANE STRENGTH AND TORRENTIAL RAINS.
NAT--(flooding--rain, ) TRACK: SOME PARTS OF NEW ORLEANS AND SURROUNDING AREAS GOT MORE THAN A FOOT AND A HALF OF RAIN. TOO MUCH, TOO FAST FOR THE CITY'S WATER
PUMPING STATIONS. IN A CITY THAT'S MOSTLY BELOW SEA LEVEL--- THIS WAS

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TRACK: WATER COVERED INTERSTATE 10-- WHICH LEADS INTO THE CITY. SOME DRIVERS TRIED TO GET THROUGH ..OTHERS WAITED, AND WAITED AND WAITED.

MOS/SOT: I'm leaving my car here and going back to my hotel.


TRACK: SOME HOMES ARE FLOODED. THE RAIN ALSO INUNDATED THE SEWER SYSTEM CAUSING BACK UPS IN MANY PLACES.
TRACK:BUT ISIDORE DID BRING A HUGE CATCH FOR DEDICATED FISHERMEN SOUTH OF NEW ORLEANS.
NAT--dumping fish .
THERE WER NO INJURIES AS OF THURSDAY MORNING. EMERGENCY OFFICIALS CREDIT AN OVERNIGHT CURFEW. BUT THE THREAT OF MORE RAIN IS STILL SERIOUS HERE.

SOT: MAX MAYFIELD /DIRECTOR NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.

We really want to shift the emphasis here during the day to the inland freshwater flooding, where most of the deaths in the United States have occurred from previous storms and hurricanes.
STAND UP CLOSE: TO COME
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The President is trying to put the focus back on getting an agreement on military action against Iraq.
This, after a top Democrat accused the President of politicizing the debate over homeland security and the war on terror.
Aleen Sirgany reports.
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ONE DAY AFTER BEING ACCUSED BY THE SENATES TOP DEMOCRAT OF POLITICIZING THE WAR, THE PRESIDENT BROUGHT MEMBERS OF BOTH PARTIES TO THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY FOR A STRATEGY SESSION ON IRAQ.
BUT HE INVITED FRIENDS NOT FOES...EVERYONE ON THE INVITATION....ALREADY SUPPORTS HIS POSITION.

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We are moving toward a strong resolution. And all of us, and many others in Congress, are united in our determination to confront an urgent threat to America.
MISTER BUSH SENT A RESOLUTION TO CONGRESS LAST WEEK THAT WOULD GIVE HIM THE AUTHORITY TO USE FORCE AGAINST IRAQ, ALONE IF NECESSARY. ITS BEEN A TOUGH SELL TO SOME LAWMAKERS WHO ARGUE THE RESOLUTION IS TOO BROAD.

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We're trying to Negotiate on a resolution that will allow us to do it right. And that negotiation process is still underway.
BUT THE PRESIDENT ARGUES THE CLOCK IS TICKING AND ITS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE SADDAM HUSSEIN USES WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. ONCE AGAIN HE REFERRED TO THE DOSSIER RELEASED BY BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR. IT SAYS SADDAM COULD LAUNCH CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS ON JUST 45 MINUTES NOTICE.

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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll hear about a new treatment that could help fight the nation's number one killer...
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and a local mall is adding a few new stores.
We'll have details after the break.
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More choices for customers are coming to Roanoke's Valley View Mall...
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Today the location is announcing four new stores. Valley View will welcome three of those in late Fall. Hollister Company and Hot Topic feature clothing for young men and women...while Blue Ridge Outdoors offers sporting apparel. Opening its doors this winter is Motherhood Maternity...a location for those expecting. Mall officials say Victoria's Secret is also expanding and Hect's will celebrate completed renovations.
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For more than 80 years, Cardiovascular Disease has been the number one killer in the U-S.
Half a million Americans will die this year from a heart attack or stroke.
But now there's a new treatment that's been proven to prevent and actually REVERSE blood vessel damage.

Cardiologist Doctor John Cooke has written a book about it, and joins us via satellite.
Good Afternoon, Doctor Cooke.
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(Your treatment is based on Nobel Prize- winning research-- what was the key finding in that research?)

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c foods people should eat?)

(What about exercise? How much is necessary for people to start seeing results?)



(In your book, you say that a person can avoid major procedures like angioplasty or bypass surgery....is that even for

people with a long history of heart problems? )

(Is it ever too late to start this program?)



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Thanks for joining us this afternoon, Doctor Cooke.

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Someone's apparently making and selling fake Virginia Tech football tickets.
The Tech police department says it found about 30 counterfeit tickets at its last home game.
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Lane Stadium officials say they became aware of the fake tickets at the September 12th Marshall game, when ticket holders attempted to sit in seats already occupied.
They say the tickets appear to have been re-produced through a color copy printer.
Police are now following several leads into an investigation, but, warn fans should be careful about where they buy their tickets.
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Martha Stewart's troubles may be far from over. Her stock broker has apparently brokered a deal to testify against her. We'll that story next.
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Also we will tell you why Great Britain is giving Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan the royal treatment.
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An assistant at Merrill- Lynch reportedly has made a deal to testify against Martha Stewart in the on- going Imclone probe.
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"The Wall Street Journal" reports Douglas (FAN-yull) Faneuil will plead guilty to a misdemanor in the investigation of Stewart's stock sale.
Merrill Lynch handled Stewart's sale of nearly four- thousand Imclone shares.
Meanwhile, Stewart's spokesperson isn't commenting on the latest development.
In the past, Stewart has denied any wrongdoing.
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From now on, Alan Greenspan might want to be called to be treated like royalty.
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The Federal Reserve Chairman is being rewarded for all of his hard work.
Greenspan has received an honorary knighthood at Bal-moral Castle in Scotland.
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According to Buckingham Palace, the Queen's honor is for Greenspan's "contribution to global economic stability."
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 129 points. The NASDAQ has gained 4.

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll tell you why plenty of local racers are making a run for the border.
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Honors are rolling in for Virginia Tech senior Willie Pile-- he has been named Big East defensive player of the week...
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And yesterday he was named the top defender in the entire nation for last week. Pile has been awarded the Bronko Nagurski player of the week award by the Touchdown Club of Charlotte. He had 10 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery in the win over A & M. As a result of this - he is now a candidate for Nagurski Trophy.
Pile also has been added to the national watch list for Jim Thorpe Award.
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The Martinsville Speedway is gearing up for the Taco Bell 300 this Sunday... The biggest late- model stock car race in the nation gets underway with time trials at 1 o'clock on Saturday...
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More than 130 drivers are expected to try and make the 42 car field for Sunday's race. The top 20 cars will be determined in qualifying, with the next 20 spots based on four 25- lap heat races. 19-95 race winner Tony McGuire knows the importance of qualifying up front.
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Race tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6 to 12.

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The first week of fall is upon us and that is the signal for the start of yet another season of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
It will all change next season, when the Group A and Two- A girls move to the winter.
But for now, and until further notice - here's Steve Mason with our first installment of the season.
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((STEVE MASON:THE GIRLS BASKETBALL SEASON BEGINS WITH A LOOK AT THE NEW 11 STRONG NEW BLUE RIDGE DISTRICT. BETWEEN SALEM, BLACKSBURG, FLEMING AND NORTHSIDE, THERE ARE ONLY 2 LOSSES COMBINED. WHILE THERE ARE THREE NEW TEAMS IN THE BLUE RIDGE, NO ONE IS YOUNGER THAN HIDDEN VALLEY. AND SO FAR, THE FIRST YEAR TITANS ARE LIVING UP TO THEIR NAME, FIGHTING TO A RESPECTABLE 6 AND 5 RECORD.))
(( The comparisons go on and on. While this promising new school is still a work in progress, so is the girls basketball team. But Hidden Valley is winning. The only thing the Titans are having trouble nailing down is tradition. The trophy case is almost empty. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
The Titans have also had to stay positive in how they dealt with the normal, expected, but still aggravating hick ups that come with building a new facility. ((:))
The construction of the team required parts from Cave Spring. Sophomores Maria Migliarese and Elizabeth Shaw played substantial roles on the Knights varsity last season as freshman. ((:)) ((:))
The Titans have struggled at times this season, but they have already forged a new rivalry in the county. Hidden Valley beat Cave Spring 40 to 38 in the historic first meeting between the two schools. ((:))
The Titans continue their tough road in the Blue Ridge Thursday against Northside. Steve Mason Hometown Hoops Weekly.)) [Quickcast]
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