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Is it Jennifer Short?
Investigators hope to answer that question today, when D-N-A test results come in on the human remains found in Rockingham County, North Carolina.
A live update is next.
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And thousands of Gulf Coast residents are urged to head to higher ground, as Hurricane Lili heads their way.

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The second day of October is ushering in near record highs across the region and we could se some rain by the end of the week...I'll have your forecast....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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The next few hours will tell whether the remains found in North Carolina are those of Jennifer Short.

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[Missing-Girl]


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This afternoon Authorities hope to know if bones found last week in Rockingham County North Carolina are those of nine year old Jennifer Short. A D-N-A Test is due back any time now from Roanoke's crime lab. Marya Jones is out in Rockingham County where officials from North Carolina and Virginia are waiting on the results.

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((Marya ad libs))

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((Marya ad libs)) ((ROLLCUE:...))
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((Ad lib to Joe D.))
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((Marya ad libs toss))

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((ROLLCUE:...so too are several members of Jennifer's family.))
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[11L'burg-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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There is a happy ending to the story of another missing nine-year-old girl.. this one in Lynchburg.
Police feared the worst when Dominique Womack was seen getting into a car near her school yesterday afternoon.
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Apparently Womack hadn't told her mother she was going to a friend's house.
Authorities asked area media to broadcast her description.. but Womack ended up returning home around 6:15.
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((TOM LAWTON/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: ALL IT WAS A MISCOMMUNICATION. SHE APPARENTLY WENT HOME WITH A FRIEND OF HERS. DIDN'T TELL HER MOM WHERE SHE WAS GOING. THEY ENDED UP GOING OUT TO THE TACO BELL AND GETTING SOMETHING TO EAT, AND THEN SHE IN TURN ENDED UP WALKING HOME. SO WE PUT A LOT OF EFFORT INTO IT, WE'RE HAPPY IT TURNED OUT LIKE THIS, AND WASN'T A REAL ABDUCTION CERTAINLY.))
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Police say the initial description led them to believe she'd been abducted by a stranger.
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Inspired by a number of highly- publicized child abduction cases in recent months, the White House is kicking off its first ever conference on missing and exploited children today.
Attorney General John Ashcroft is pledging a new effort by the Justice Department to crack down on those who victimize children.
He says the agency wants to ensure a more rapid response, because seconds count in saving the life of a child.
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((JOHN ASHCROFT/U. S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE'VE LEARNED THAT WHEN YOU TAKE PROMPT ACTION AND WHEN YOU PLAN WITH YOUR CHILDREN YOU MINIMIZE THE RISKS ABOUT THEIR BEHAVIOR AND ALL THAT MIGHT PUT THEM AT RISK. THEN IF YOU LEARN TO DO WHAT YOU CAN DO IN THE EVENT OF A PROBLEM THEN YOU CAN REALLY HELP YOURSELF.))
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Ashcroft also wants to strengthen federal laws, so that crimes against children can be enforced more effectively.


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The Gulf Coast is bracing for Hurricane Lili--
It's projected to make landfall tomorrow.
Lili has just become a Category Three hurricane.
Stacy Case has the latest on preparations.
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(LA FOURCHE PARISH, LA)



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"I need a request for sandbags for la fourche parish."
TRACK: IT WILL BE THE SECOND MAJOR POUNDING HERE IN A WEEK. HURRICANE LILI IS HAS SET AIM ON THE LOUISIANA COAST, BUT WITH MUCH STRONGER WINDS IN EXCESS OF 100 MILES PER HOUR.
NOLTY LEE IS STILL CLEANING UP ISIDORE'S MESS.
SUPER- NOLTY LEE, JR/FLOOD VICTIM it's going to be a lot worse...if its category three like it is, it's going to be worser.
TRACK: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS ARE URGING PEOPLE TO LEAVE THE GULF COAST-- MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ARE IN EFFECT IN MANY AREAS. SOME AREAS ARE EXPECTING 20 FEET OF WATER AND STORM SURGE OF 9 FEET.
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LOCATOR: HOUMA, LA
TRACK: LAST WEEK, TROPICAL STORM ISIDORE FLOODED HUNDREDS OF LOUISIANA HOMES. IN HOUMA, LOUISIANA-- IT'S LIKE DEJA VU.
SUPER- JACKSON COLE/HOUMA RESIDENT If everything I hear is correct, I'm going to get more, this whole area will."
LOCATOR: MORGAN CITY, LA
TRACK: FROM MORGAN CITY, LOUISIANA TO GALVESTON, TEXAS CREWS ARE SCRAMBLING.
NAT FULL (fixing levee-dump truck)
REPAIRING LEVEES DAMAGED LAST WEEK,
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SANDBAGGING AND

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BOATS ARE MAKING THEIR WAY BACK TO HARBOR.
SUPER- MAX MAYFIELD/NAT'L HURRICANE CENTER it's not as large as isidore, but it's much, much stronger.
TRACK: LILI ALREADY KILLED SEVEN PEOPLE IN THE CARIBBEAN-- AND DROVE THOUSANDS OF CUBANS FROM THEIR HOMES.
STANDUP: to come: latest

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Hurricane Lili is also threatening NASA's latest mission... which WAS set to take off this morning.
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NASA officials say they didn't want to be forced to evacuate mission control in Houston during the STS-112's mission, should Lili hit the Gulf Coast. This is the first time a hurricane threat to Texas - Not Florida - has delayed a launch. The mission to deliver another girder to the international space station is already six weeks late because of cracked plumbing. The launch is now scheduled for take off on Monday.
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President Bush finds middle ground with the House over Iraq ... but the hard sell will be with the senate... We'll have details after the break.
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And - One of Enron's top chiefs is a step ahead of prosecutors as he turns himself in... Don't go away - News 7 at Noon will be right back...
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[Iraq]


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President Bush and House leaders have reached an agreement on a resolution backing the use of force in Iraq.
But the real challenge for the President still lies in the Senate.
Teri Okita reports from Washington.
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TRACK: PARTY LEADERS EMERGED FROM A BREAKFAST MEETING AT THE WHITE HOUSE CONFIDENT THEYD REACH SOME CONSENSUS ON THE SITUATION IN IRAQ. HOUSE LEADERS HAVE ALREADY AGREED ON A RESOLUTION WITH PRESIDENT BUSH THAT WOULD GIVE HIM AUTHORITY TO USE FORCE AGAINST SADDAM HUSSEIN.

(Super: Rep. Dick Gephardt/D-Missouri)
SOT: Iraq is a problem. It presents a problem after 9-11 that it did not

before, and we should deal with it diplomatically, if we can militarily, if we must.
TRACK: THE HOUSE VERSION REQUIRES MR. BUSH TO INFORM CONGRESS THAT DIPLOMACY HAS FAILED BEFORE TAKING ANY MILITARY ACTION, LIMITS FORCE TO IRAQ ONLY, AND REQUIRES HIM TO REPORT DEVELOPMENTS ON THE SITUATION EVERY 60-DAYS.

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TRACK: BUT LIKE THE SMALL GROUP OF DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE, PRESIDENT BUSH SHOULD EXPECT LOUDER CRIES FROM SENATORS WHO ARE AT ODDS OVER THE WORDING OF AN IRAQ RESOLUTION. SOME ARE CAUTIONING AGAINST GIVING THE PRESIDENT A BLANK CHECK TO WAGE WAR. IT WILL BE A TOUGH DEBATE IN THE SENATE THIS WEEK, BUT THE LEADERSHIP THINKS THEY WILL EVENTUALLY REACH AGREEMENT.

(Super: Sen. Tom Daschle/D-South Dakota)
SOT: It isnt where you start. Its where you end.



(Super: Sen. Trent Lott/R-Mississippi)
SOT: I believe the Congress, in a broad, bi-partisan vote, will give

this president the authority to act in appropriate ways.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: TO COME: Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington. ))

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The former financial chief of Enron beat prosecutors to the punch, and surrendered to F-B-I agents in Houston this morning.
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Andrew Fastow has a court date later today.
He's charged with securities, wire, and mail fraud-- as well as money laundering and conspiring to inflate Enron's profits.
Fastow was a central figure in the Enron scandal last December when the company declared bankruptcy.
He's said to have hid a billion dollars in debt from shareholders and federal regulators.
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Meanwhile, the assistant to Martha Stewart's stockbroker is cutting a deal with prosecutors.
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Douglas Faneuil (FAN'-yool) pleaded guilty today to a misdemeanor charge that he was paid off to keep secret what he knew about inside information allegedly given to Stewart about ImClone Systems.
Faneuil has also agreed to testify about what he knows regarding Stewart's sale of nearly four thousand Imclone shares last year, just before the stock price plummeted.
Meanwhile, Stewart has denied any wrongdoing and no charges have been brought against her.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

The Milwaukee Brewers are looking for lucky number 7 after they fire Jerry Royster... that story's coming up -
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But first - New research suggests self breast exams may not be enough.. Stay with us - there's much more News 7 at Noon on the way.
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[Breast-Cancer]


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New research reveals that self exams do NOT reduce the risk of death from breast cancer.
Peggy Pico has details.
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((
Peggy Pico/Reporting
THE REPORT.. PUBLISHED IN THIS MONTH 'S "JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE" .. COMES AT THE BEGINING OF NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. THE SUPRISING STUDY ARGUES AGAINST DECADES WORTH OF INFORMATION ON EARLY DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER.
THE TEN YEAR STUDY INVOLVING TWO HUNDRED-SIXTY THOUSAND WOMEN IN SHANGHAI.. SHOWS.. BREAST SELF EXAMINATION OR B-S-E DOES NOT FIND LUMPS OR TUMORS EARLY ENOUGH TO LOWER A WOMAN'S CHANCES OF DYING FROM BREAST CANCER.
DESPITE PREVIOUS CONTROVERSY OVER THE EFFECTIVENESS OF BSE.. THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AND RENOWNED CANCER SPECIALIST DOCTOR PHIL EVANS SAYS THE EXAMS ARE STILL WORTH DOING..AS LONG AS YOU ALSO GET REGULAR CHECKUPS AND MAMMOGRAMS..
Dr. Phil Evans ´┐ŻUT SOUTHWESTERN MED. CENTER (It's much better to practice all three.. the three are important )
THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE ESTIMATES THEY SPEND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS EACH YEAR ON TEACHING PROPER BREAST SELF EXAMINATION-
NOW, THE LEAD RESEARCHER FOR THE SHANGHAI STUDY SAYS THE TECHNIQUE MAY BE A WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME FOR BOTH WOMEN AND DOCTORS. PEGGY PICO FOR CBS NEWS )) [toss ][Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [10/02/2002] [TWO SHOT]
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On Wall Street at Noon,

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, the Dow was down 23 pointd. Nasdaq lost less than half a point.


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Coming up in sports... Ricky Rudd makes a pit stop in Martinsville...
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And the race to the World Series got started last night in the American League with the Twins and the A's... highlights from the diamond are up next...
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[S-Brewers]


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[WRITER=jen]
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Milwaukee Brewers manager Jerry Royster has been fired. That makes him the sixth skipper to be let go since the end of the season. The Brewers had the National League's worst record at 56 and 106, finishing 41 games behind the Central Division- winning St. Louis Cardinals. Milwaukee went 53 and 94 under Royster - who became interim manager when Davey (LOHPS) Lopes was fired, following a 3 and 12 start.


[S-Twins]


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On the diamond last night- American League post season action got started with the underdog Twins and Oakland...
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The A's were sporting their A-L West championship colors as the game got underway.
Things looked good early, as the Twins get confused on a routine pop up.
The ball drops and a run scores for the A's.
[SUPER=35-Minnesota/7/Oakland/5;]Oakland would go up by the count of 5- to- 1 after this basehit to centerfield off the

bat of Eric Chavez. The hit plates Scott Hatte-berg and the A's are in command.
But Cory Coskie knocks this two run homer to right.
He drove in three runs on the day, and the Twins rally to win 7-5 and lead the series 1-nothing.
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[S-Rudd]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Ricky Rudd is proving this season that he is a survivor.
He has fought and clawed his way to tenth in the points race - 282 points out of first - with 7 races left this season.
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Rudd was in Rocky Mount yesterday as part of the Winner's Circle program with the Martinsville Speedway. He dropped by M-W Windows - which announced that it is extending its sponsorship of pole day festivities at the track through the 2004 race season.
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Before heading to "The Mount" Rudd got a look at the how the concrete corners at the Martinsville Speedway have been smoothed out for the October 20th Cup race.
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