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More tremors in the Italian town rocked by an earthquake yesterday that left 28 people dead.
Nearly all of the victims are children.
We'll have the latest.
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And the state supreme court upholds the legislative re-districting plan.




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Cloudy and cool right now but some sunshine will return....I'll have your chilly weekend forecast....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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The Virginia Supreme Court rules that the redistricting plan by the General Assembly's Republican majority IS constitutional.
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In a unanimous ruling, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that the redistricting plan did NOT violate constitutional standards for making districts compact and did NOT amount to racial gerrymandering.
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The court's opinion supports the Republican argument, saying that race was a consideration, but was NOT was the predominant factor used by the General Assembly in drawing the districts. In a Democratic challenge, Salem Circuit Judge Richard Pattisall ruled against the plan, claiming the legislature illegally concentrated black voters into a few districts to weaken their influence in adjoining white-majority districts. Pattisall nullified new districts for the House of Delegates and state Senate, but that ruling was put on hold until the Supreme Court could rule on the case. Republicans gained 12 seats in the House in elections held in the new districts last November. The Senate has not yet held elections in the new districts.
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The Virginia Supreme Court today also refused to order new D-N-A testing in the case of a killer who was executed ten years ago.
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Roger Coleman was executed for the 1981 rape and murder of his sister-in-law in Grundy.
Coleman and his supporters always maintained he was innocent, and the case attracted international attention.
Four newspapers and a group that investigates wrongful conviction claims asked the court to order the D-N-A samples turned over for testing.
The state supreme court said in its unanimous ruling that the right to test evidence in a criminal case does NOT extend to the press and the general public.
D-N-A tests strongly suggested Coleman was guilty, but plaintiffs claimed that advances in testing procedures could provide more conclusive results.
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Rescue workers in Italy are running out of time as they search the ruins of a school for earthquake survivors.
The school was celebrating Halloween when the tremors started.
Many of the dead are children.
Drew Levinson has the latest.
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(( WITH EACH PASSING MOMENT...THE CHANCES GROW SLIMMER OF FINDING ANYONE ALIVE IN THIS PILE OF RUBBLE-- THIS DEBRIS ONCE A SCHOOL.
ON THURSDAY A POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE SHOOK THIS SMALL TOWN ABOUT 50 MILES NORTHEAST OF NAPLES. THE LOCAL SCHOOL COLLAPSED--IT HOUSED THE NURSERY, AS WELL AS THE ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL. MOST OF THE FIRST GRADERS HERE WERE KILLED.

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THOUGH SEVERAL STUDENTS ARE STILL MISSING ....RESCUE WORKERS HAVE YET TO GIVE UP HOPE. USING HEAVY MACHINERY AND AT TIMES, THEIR BARE HANDS...SEARCH TEAMS PICK THROUGH THE DEBRIS. AT ONE POINT ALL DIGGING WAS HALTED TO LISTEN FOR SIGNS OF LIFE, BUT THERE WAS ONLY SILENCE.
THE EARTHQUAKE DAMAGED HOMES AND PROPERTY THROUGHOUT THE REGION. ABOUT 3000 PEOPLE ARE NOW HOMELESS...MANY OTHERS WAIT IN THE STREETS...FEARING AFTERSHOCKS.
IN ROME, POPE JOHN PAUL THE SECOND PRAYED FOR THE VICTIMS, SURVIVORS AND RESCUE CREWS.
AT THE SCHOOL...PARENTS ARE PRAYING AS WELL, BUT OTHERS ARE ASKING IF THIS TRAGEDY COULD BEEN AVOIDED HAD THE SCHOOL BEEN BUILT MORE SECURELY. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS.))

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Apparently the butler DIDN'T do it--
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In one of the most extraordinary twists in Britain's legal history, prosecutors have dropped all theft charges against Princess Diana's former butler, Paul Burrell.
That after Queen Elizabeth intervened on his behalf.
The queen revealed that she knew Burrell had taken some of Diana's things for safekeeping.
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((ANDREW SHAW/SPOKESMAN FOR BURRELL: HE'S HAPPY AND RELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN ACQUITTED ON ALL CHARGES AFTER THE TERRIBLE ORDEAL OF THE LAST 21 MONTHS. HE HAS ALWAYS MAINTAINED HIS TOTAL INNOCENCE. THE PROSECUTION WAS BASED ON NUMEROUS ERRORS. ))
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Burrell was arrested on suspicion of theft in January 2001 after police searched his home and claimed to have found dozens of Diana's personal possessions.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a local politicial campaign is addressing the address of one of the competitors,
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Plus Microsoft is anxiously awaiting an important court ruling.
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A controversy is brewing in the race for the 24th District House of Delegates seat.
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Democrat Mimi Elrod has launched political ads questioning the residency of her opponent, Republican Ben Cline. Elrod states that her opponent claims his parents' house in Rockbridge County as his permanent residence, instead of the condominium he OWNS in Washington D-C, and pays little or no taxes to the county.
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((MIMI ELROD/(D) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES; I THINK THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE, AND I THINK HE WOULD HAVE NEVER TOLD OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT IT. HE WOULD NOT HAVE MADE THAT CLEAR. I THINK HE IS MISREPRESENTING HIS RESIDENCY.)) ((BEN CLINE/(R) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES; I KNOW THE PEOPLE, THE ISSUES THAT ARE OF IMPORTANCE TO THEM, I'M RUNNING ON THE ISSUES AND I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT MY OPPONENT HAS BROKEN HER PROMISE TO RUN A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN, AND LAUNCHED NEGATIVE AND INACCURATE ATTACKS.))
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Cline calls his condominium a temporary residence, while he's in the capitol working for Bob Goodlatte. Cline also says his pickup truck is registered in the county, and any taxes from that are paid to Rockbridge.
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[Microsoft]


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A judge's decision will likely come down today in the Microsoft anti- trust case.
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A federal judge is expected to release her decision after the financial markets close this afternoon.
She's deciding whether to approve the settlement reached with the government, or impose tougher penalties sought by nine states.
Arguments in the case ended more than six months ago.
Many observing the trial have said the long wait suggests the judge is leaning toward rejecting the settlement.
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[Enron]


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Meanwhile, there's court action in ANOTHER high- profile corporate case--
A federal grand jury has indicted Enron's former chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts.
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The charges against him include fraud and money laundering.
Fastow, in the meantime, is free on bond and faces arraignment on Wednesday.
Prosecutors are expected to pressure Fastow to reveal what he knows about the actions of his colleagues, including former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay and former chief executive Jeffrey Skilling.
Neither has been charged.
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Research shows that the habits you adopt at an early age stick with you for most of your life--
But many of America's children are beginning bad habits when it comes to nutrition.
15- percent of school- aged children are overweight.
Meanwhile, a new campaign is under way to help solve the problem--
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Joining us this afternoon to talk about it is Doctor Kathleen Reidy with Gerber Products and Doctor Julie O'Sullivan Maillett, who's President of the American Dietetic Association.
Good Afternoon to you both.


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(Dr. Reidy, What is the Start Healthy Campaign?)



(Dr. Maillett, Has childhood obesity grown steadily in the last few years?)



(What are some ways to teach your baby to like healthy foods-- and once you teach them, how can you keep them on the ri

ght track?)

(What about excercise? How early can you get infants moving?)



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Thanks to both of you for talking with us today.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Leo will have our weekend forecast,
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Plus we'll tell you about a plan that can help keep the whole family in step together.
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Once you become a parent, it's often difficult to find time to do the things you used to do before the kids came along, like go dancing.
But as Hannah Storm shows us, there IS a way the whole family can kick up their heels.
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That was Hannah Storm reporting.

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 47. The NASDAQ has gained 10 points.

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Coming up in sports... we will have tonight's line up of games for Friday Football Extra,
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And the most powerful man in the N-B-A makes a visit to Roanoke to pump up the Dazzle....
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N-B-A Commissioner David Stern visited the Star City to pump the Roanoke Dazzle and the N-B-D-L. Travis Wells talked with one of the most powerful men in sports.
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((David Stern was given a key to the Star City Thursday afternoon, and now the NBA Commissioner would like to find the key to jump starting the NBDL in its second season. The league average for attendance in its inaugural season was just over 1600 fans per game in the eight D-League arenas. Stern hopes to not only improve those numbers but also the ones for team revenues and corporate sponsorship. If marked improvement is seen this year, league expansion might not be too far down the road.
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The Commish promoted the league as one of opportunity. Twenty two NBDL players started training camp with an NBA team this season, and four have started the season on NBA rosters. Stern believes that Roanoke provides the perfect training ground for tomorrow's stars.
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The Dazzle opens training camp on Sunday and the regular season will get underway on November 15th. In Roanoke, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

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Michael Vick and the Atlanta Falcons will be featured here on Your Hometown Station.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12999] Sunday afternoon at one the Falcons host the Baltimore Ravens. Vick, who is the only starting quarterback in the N-F-L to NOT throw an interception so far this season - says despite the fact that Ray Lewis will not play - the Ravens are still plenty tough on defense.
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Vick also will be featured on NFL Today this Sunday.
CBS Sports' Deion Sanders spent some time in Atlanta with Vick earlier this week.

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The next to last week of the high school regular season is on tap for tonight. Here's a look at the week 10 lineup for Friday Football Extra with the home teams on the bottom of each matchup.
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