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The U-S is apparently growing weary of not knowing the fate of Saddam Hussein.
A huge reward is being offered for information leading to the former dictator's arrest, or confirmation of his death.
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And the death toll rises to five in the wake of a deadly fireworks explosion in Florida.
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A few passing showers and cloudy conditions as Bill exits the region. Maybe even a few peeps of sunshine late this afternoon. Your 4th of July forecast still looks promising. Details coming up.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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U- S officials want to know where Saddam Hussein is-- and they're willing to pay MILLIONS to find out.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Wanted dead or alive.
The U-S government is now offering hefty rewards for anyone who finds out information about Saddam Hussein or his sons.
Aleen Sirgany reports.
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(( THE UNITED STATES IS NOW WILLING TO DIG DEEP INTO ITS POCKET FOR ANYONE WHO CAN PROVIDE INFORMATION ON SADDAM HUSSEIN. THE CASH PRIZE....25MILLION BUCKS FOR INFO LEADING TO SADDAM OR PROOF OF HIS DEATH. THERE'S ALSO A 15 MILLION DOLLAR REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO SADDAM'S TWO SONS.

(SOT) POWELL?


JUST A DAY AFTER PRESIDENT BUSH DEFIED SADDAM HUSSEINS LOYALISTS ,WHO HAVE BEEN ATTACKING U.S SOLDIERS, TO QUOTE BRING THEM ON, THEY DID.

(LOCATOR: BAGHDAD)



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AT LEAST NINE U-S TROOPS WERE WOUNDED IN IRAQ TODAY AFTER THEY WERE ATTACKED IN BAGHDAD.IT'S JUST THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF ATTACKS AGAINST U.S SOLIERS.

(SOT)LT-COL. JOSE ROBLEZ/U.S SOLDIER

"We believe someone fired a rocket propelled grenade or some kind of explosive grenade was launched against the third vehicle in a military convoy and it consumed the vehicle. We have three or four different stories of what happened and we are trying to figure out exactly what the truth was.
AN IRAQI BYSTANDER AND A SIX YEAR OLD IRAQI BOY WERE REPORTEDLY INJURED AFTER U.S TROOPS FIRED BACK AT SADDAMS LOYALISTS TODAY. JUST RETURNING FROM BAGHDAD, SENATORS FROM THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE SAY THE WAR IS TAKING ITS TOLL ON U.S TROOPS.

(SOT, SEN. CARL LEVIN, D-MI)

our troops are stretched very thin..we need the participation of other countries for that reason alone
AND THEY WARN THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO TRULY WIN THIS WAR.

(SOT, SEN PAT ROBERTS/R-KS)

we must find saddam and his sons.citizens

(SIRGANY STANDUP CLOSE TO COME)

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It could be another blow to al- Qaida's ability to operate in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi officials say a major al-Qaida figure blew himself up today.
He was wanted in connection with suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia two months ago.
Those attacks left more than 25 people dead.
Just last week, the suspected mastermind surrendered.
At the time, the Saudi interior minister said some ''important suspects'' were still at large.

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Hazmat crews are cleaning up a minor diesel spill following an accident this morning in Salem.
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A moving van was turning from West Main Street onto Texas Hollow Road.
A pick-up hit the fuel tank of the tractor trailer. No one was injured, but diesel fuel spilled onto the highway.
Traffic was diverted around the wreck, but is still moving slowly through the area.
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Today's jobless report isn't putting investors in the holiday mood--
Stocks are running lower today, after the news that the jobless rate rose three-tenths of a point.
It climbed to a nine- year high of six- point- four percent last month.
That figure was far worse than economists had been predicting.
The increase in unemployment from May to June is the biggest monthly increase since the 9-11 attacks.
We'll have the DOW and NASDAQ numbers later in the newscast.

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The site of a deadly fireworks explosion in Florida yesterday is still a hot spot, as investigators struggle to remove bodies from the smoldering debris, AND figure out how the disaster happened.
Manuel Gallegus has an update.
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THIS IS ALL THATS LEFT OF WEDNESDAYS FIREWORKS EXPLOSION THAT KILLED FIVE PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA.
AND THE SITUATION IS STILL DANGEROUS THE BODIES OF THE VICTIMS CANT BE REMOVED UNTIL INVESTIGATORS ARE SURE THERE WONT BE ANY MORE EXPLOSIONS.

( SOT-Debbie Redfield /Bonita Springs Fire Department)

the area is still very volatilehazmat teams are working with search teams.
WORKERS WERE MOVING FIREWORKS FROM ONE TRUCK TO ANOTHER WHEN A SERIES OF POWERFUL BLASTS ERUPTED-SHOOTING COLORFUL FLAMES AND SHAKING THE GROUND WITHIN A MILE WIDE AREA.

(SOT: Leonard Sheppard/Witness)

"We ran back there and we seen three people. Two laying on the ground, one trapped under the van, another one was trying to get up, hollering from for help. He got up and make two stumbling steps and fell."
INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT SPARKED IT.

( SOT: Michael Maschmeir/Lee County Sheriff's Office)

Its going to be really hard to figure out what happened.
THE FIREWORKS, WHICH CAME FROM THE SUNSET FIREWORKS COMPANY IN MISSOURI , WERE SUPPOSED TO BE FOR BONITA SPRINGS ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION. THE CITY SPENT 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE PLANNED 30 MINUTE SHOW. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS. ))

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Residents can now get a look at American Electric Power's new shoreline management plan.
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It's just a first draft, but it will eventually govern how the shorelines along Smith Mountain Lake and Leesville Lake are developed.
A-E-P is taking public comments on the plan until August 15th.
You can see it at a variety of locations, including the Smith Mountain Lake Visitors Center, the Bedford and Franklin County Planning Departments and at libraries in Bedford, Franklin, and Pittsylvania Counties.
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You can also check it out by going to our website at wdbj7.com and clicking on Websites in the News.
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Coming up next on the newscast, life may get easier for the resident doctors at local hospitals. We'll tell you why.
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Plus 30 people are injured after a stadium escalator malfunctions in Denver.
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A Martinsville man who was acquitted in a murder for hire scheme has been arrested again.
18 year old Billy Ray Manns allegedly broke into a man's apartment, demanded money and then beat him.
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Manns was found a short time later in another apartment at Sherwood Manor in Bassett.
When he refused to come out, Henry County Sheriff's deputies broke down the door and arrested him.
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Mann had been accused of shooting Lisa Nicole Muhammad in September of 2000.
His first trial ended in a hung jury.
Another jury found Manns not guilty at the retrial in April.
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A federal judge says death row inmate Percy Levar Walton is not mentally retarded, but he may not be competent to be executed. Walton was sentenced to death for the 1996 murders of an elderly couple and a neighbor. Yesterday, judge Sam Wilson agreed to hear evidence to sort out whether
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Walton is capable of understanding the nature of the death penalty. Walton had chosen to die in the electric chair, rather than by lethal injection... a decision HIS attorneys believe confirms his incompetence.
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The state maintains Walton "clearly understands that he is to be executed because he was convicted of murder." No date has been set for the hearing.

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Resident doctors at local hospitals may find themselves with more time on their hands.
New rules just went into effect limiting their work hours.
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It is common for residents to work more than a 100 hours a week.
New regulations now cap their work week at 80 hours and no more than 24 straight hours.
Carilion has been working for months to implement the new rules for its hundred or so residents.
Roanoke Memorial's chief resident believes the changes will have both positive and negative effects.
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((KELLY STACY/CHIEF RESIDENT: I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE HARD TO TRYING TO GET AS MUCH EDUCATION IN WHEN YOU ONLY HAVE SO MANY HOURS, YOU TRY TO SEE AS MANY AS PATIENTS AS WHAT RESIDENCY IS ALL ABOUT IS SEEING PATIENTS, THE MORE PATIENTS YOU SEE THE MORE YOU'LL LEARN, SOMETIMES YOU GOING TO HAVE LITTLE BIT LESS PATIENT INTERACTION.))
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The changes could also lead to higher costs for hospitals.
Since residents will be working fewer hours, someone will have to pick up the slack.
Roanoke Memorial for example plans to have its attendees work more.
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Officials in Denver hope to find out today what caused an escalator accident at the city's ballpark last night.
At least 30 people were injured as they were leaving the Colorado Rockies game.
One witness says it looked like a giant water slide, as people poured down on top of one another.
Kim Kobel reports.
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((

IT WENT OUT OF CONTROL OUT IT JUST DIDN'T STOP Track THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AT THE WORST POSSIBLE TIME. JUST AS 47-THOUSAND FANS STARTED TO FILE OUT FROM WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S GAME AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY... FIRE CREWS SAY ONE OF THE STADIUM ESCALATORS DISENGAGED FROM THE DRIVE SYSTEM... SENDING FANS TUMBLING DOWN. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT IS A SCENE SOME WILL NEVER
FORGET. SOT--- IN: I TURNED AROUND OUT: PRETTY SCARRY Track AS PARAMEDICS WORKED ON THE INJURED.. FANS AND STADIUM W
ORKERS WATCHED FROM NEARBY.... STUNNED AT WHAT THEY HAD JUST SEEN. SOT--- in: I DON'T KNOW HOW TO FEEL OUT: SOMETHING

LIKE THIS Track MOST OF THE INJURIES ARE MINOR... BUMPS.... CUTS.... AND BROKEN BONES. BUT TRAUMATICALLY.... THE SCARS
COULD LAST WELL INTO THE OFF-SEASON. SOT VENDOR GUY AGAIN IN: I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO FEEL ABOUT THIS OUT I JUST D

ON'T KNOW (PUTS HEAD DOWN IN HANDS) KIM KOBEL CBS ClOSE ))
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Coming up next,
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we'll tell you how some art fans got custody of a priceless work of art....for one day.
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With two brothers sharing an apartment, you have to expect the occasional mess or spill--
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But Ben and Alex Haworth of London are being EXTRA cautious.
They won a contest giving them the chance to hang a priceless Canaletto painting in their place for one day.
The Italian Master's "Regatta on the Grand Canal" is worth millions of dollars MORE than the tiny flat the Haworth brothers call home.
The masterpiece was hung in their kitchen, because that was the only room large enough to accomodate it.
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((BEN HAYWORTH/ART WINNER: IT'S TERRIFYING. I MEAN WE GOT THESE DRINKS HERE AND CEREALS, YOU KNOW ONE FALSE MOVE AND IT'S ALL OVER, IT'S THRILLING AS WELL, IT'S DEFINITELY A SURREAL EXPERIENCE, THAT WE'RE NEVER GOING TO HAVE AGAIN, SO WE'LL ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS.))
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The unique contest marks the 100th anniversary of the Art Fund charity that helped England's Bowes Museum to purchase the painting.
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North Carolina-based B-B-and-T Corporation says it has completed acquisition of First Virginia Banks.
The deal creates the nation's eleventh largest financial holding company.
The merger increases B-B-and-T's assets to more than 91 (b) billion dollars and moves B-B-and-T from fifth to second in Virginia deposit market share.
First Virginia is based in Falls Church and has 363 branches, most of them in Virginia but some in Maryland and Tennessee.

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 40 points. The NASDAQ has lost five.
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Coming up.... Steve Mason tells us that football isn't the ONLY Virginia Tech sport that'll benefit from the move to the ACC.
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and we'll tell you why contestants on a T-V reality show are in for some EXtreme confrontations. They don't know it, but they're going to be locked in a house for weeks with their EX'es.
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Football has been at the center of attention in Virginia Tech's move to the ACC.
But the Hokies who compete in the 20 other sports in Blacksburg are also affected.
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Former Cave Spring star and now Duke rising sophomore J.J. Redick has made the 2003 USA Junior World Championship team.
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Following eight days of training and a pair of games, Redick was selected as one of the 12 players to make the team.

However, J. J. slightly injured his hamstring Friday, and did not play in the global games.
The team and the staff are trying to get him back into action as soon as possible.
Redick and the USA team are training in Dallas, Texas.
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The contestants on the television show Big Brother are getting ready to enter the house.
But this year, they will have a surprise waiting for them.
Jackie Williams has more.
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((Tension is already brewing as the Big Brother houseguests plot their first moves

(Sot: Jun, 27, Investment Manager, New York, NY, single)

"I know how to schmooze, I know how to charm, I'm a little manipulative."

(Sot: Scott, 33, Waiter, Chicago IL, single)

"If you can manipulate to better yourself in the house, then you gotta do it."
TRACK TWO Among the first nine men and women in the house, we have a waiter, a former fbi agent,

(Sot: Jack, 58, Retired FBI Agent, Birmingham, AL, Divorced/Dad)

"They'll have a cop in the house."
TRACK THREE: A personal trainer from Oklahoma,

(Sot: Nathan, 23, Personal Trainer, Edmond, OK, Single)

"I'm just gonna kind of be the good All American guy."
TRACK FOUR: And a Pilates Instructor living in Los Angeles.

(Sot: Erika, 33, Pilates Instructor, Los Angeles, CA, Single)

"I could be a really great flirt."
TRACK FIVE: With a 60's shagadelic theme the houseguests will find creature comforts. But it won't stay cozy for long. Some of them will discover the shock of a lifetime - a familiar face will enter the house.

(Sot: Julie Chen, Host)

"What they don't know is the other people they are locked in with are their ex'sex-girlfriendsex-boyfriendsand not all relationships ended on a good note."
TRACK SIX: That could be a problem for former Army Ranger, David from Florida.

(Sot: David, 21, Former Army Ranger, Deerfield Beach, FL, Single)

"Well, there are a couple of girls, I hate to say it still think I'm overseas because I haven't filled 'em in."
TRACK SEVEN: It won't be just the ex's getting on each other's nerves.

(Sot: Nathan, 23, Personal Trainer, Edmond, OK, single)

03:07:23 "I speak my mind about things. If it makes people mad I don't really care."

(Sot: Alison, Retail Manager, Pittsburgh, PA, Single)

"People who can't shut up, you don't want to hear what they have to say, but they keep nagging. That's going to be the hardest for me to deal with."
TRACK EIGHT: In such cramped quarters- so many quirks.

(Sot: Scott, 33, Waiter, Chicago, IL, single)

"I shave all my body hair."

(Sot: Jun, 27, Investment Manager, New York, NY, single)

"I'm soo emotional"
TRACK NINE: And so many opportunities

(Sot: Brandon, 28, Computer Engineer, Newport Beach, CA, single)

"If I have to flirt and persuade people by being sexual then that's what you have to do, I'll do it."

(Sot: Alison, 22, Retail Manager, Pittsburgh, PA, single)

"We're going to try to make this as PG as possible (laughs)."
TRACK TEN: Things will heat up, but all say they'll stay focused on the prize -

(Sot: Dana 28, Karate School Manager, Queens, NY, single)

"My eyes are set on the money. My goal is the money."
TRACK ELEVEN: And our eyes will be set on them. For CBS this is Jackie Williams.))

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