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President Bush's words are being used against him, as he continues taking heat for his State of the Union Address, which included false information about Iraq.
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And a confessed killer awaits word whether he'll spend life behind bars, or be sentenced to death.



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Drier air builds in this afternoon as a weak cold front pushes throught. How will it affect the weekend. I'll have your hometown forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Life in prison, or the death penalty. Matthew Shallenberger may learn the answer today in a Pittsylvania County courtroom.
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The defense presented its case when the sentencing hearing resumed this morning. Steve Smallshaw is on the phone with the latest.
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Steve will be in the courtroom this afternoon and have the latest on News 7 at 5 and 6.

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President Bush find himself on the defensive again today for false statements about Iraq's illegal weapons program.
As Teri Okita reports, the White House may now be pointing the finger at the C-I-A.
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[IN Q=Those accusations]
[SUPER=03-Entebbe, Uganda; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Richard Durbin/(D) Illinois; :48]
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(( THOSE ACCUSATIONS ABOUT FALSE INFORMATION ON IRAQ KEEP DOGGING PRESIDENT BUSH ON HIS AFRICA TRIP.
DURING HIS STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH, AS A RALLYING POINT FOR WAR, THE PRESIDENT CLAIMED IRAQ BOUGHT URANIUM FROM THE AFRICAN STATE OF NIGER. THE WHITE house RECENTLY ACKNOWLEDGED THAT IT WAS A MISTAKE ...based on bad intelligence from the Brits. AND TODAY, THE PRESIDENT LAID SOME OF THE BLAME ON THE CIA.

SOT: (Bush) I gave a speech to the nation that was cleared by the

intelligence services, and it was a speech that detailed, to the American people, the dangers posed by the Saddam Hussein regime.
TRACK: THE PRESIDENT DODGED A QUESTION ABOUT HOW FALSE INFORMATION COULD END UP IN SUCH AN IMPORTANT SPEECH. BUT MANY DEMOCRATS SAY THE PRESIDENTS CREDIBILITY IS AT STAKE AND WANT AN INVESTIGATION.

(Super: Sen. Richard Durbin/D-Illinois)
SOT: Now, we have called into question whether someone at the highest

level at the White House distorted information from the intelligence agencies.
TRACK: AS THE DEBATE RAGES, U-S TROOPS CONTINUE TO PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE. GUERRILLAS MOUNTED ANOTHER MORTAR ATTACK IN THE TOWN OF RAMADI. AND IN FALLUJAH, U-S TROOPS ARE LIMITING THEIR PRESENCE THERE AFTER A STRING OF ATTACKS IN RECENT DAYS.

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STANDUP: Top military officials told lawmakers: American soldiers could be in Iraq for several more years prompting the Senate to unanimously vote to get more international support for reconstruction. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington. ))

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A homeless man wanting to go to jail is said to have started a wildfire in Utah.
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Dozens of firefighters are battling the 600- acre blaze in a mountainous region.
Authorities say 33- year- old Joseph Bruhl of Salt Lake City ignited the fire.
He turned himself in to authorities yesterday afternoon, shortly after the fire began.
Meanwhile, the wildfire has prompted evacuations in two separate areas.
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In West Virginia, it wasn't fire but the rain that caused trouble.
Water rose quickly in the Clarksburg area yesterday, forcing some residents to leave their homes.
One factory's buildings were surrounded by water trapping employees. They had to be escorted out on fire trucks.
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Where's our money? That's what members of the Patrick Henry High School Band are asking, months after the war with Iraq led Roanoke Schools to cancel a long-planned, and fully-paid, trip. Justin McLeod has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Joyce Shelton/Parent; :57]
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((((NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES))
This fall, the marching band here at Patrick Henry will play a selection from Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.
In many ways, band members feel they too have been robbed.
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[IN Q=Since we didn't]

((LAURA DAMICO/STUDENT: SINCE WE DIDN'T GET TO GO, I THINK WE SHOULD GET IT ALL BACK.)) [Runs03]
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So far that hasn't been easy.
In March, the band paid 23-thousand dollars to Complete Custom Itinerary Service for a trip to Orlando Florida.
Shortly thereafter, Roanoke's superintendent ordered all school field trips canceled or postponed because of the war in Iraq.
The band then asked for a full refund but never got it.
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((JOYCE SHELTON/PARENT: I WISH THEY WOULD BE A LITTLE MORE UNDERSTANDING.)) [Runs02]
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The company released this statement.
It says quote if we were to offer full refunds every time a trip was canceled on short notice we couldn't remain in business.
Parents says that excuse doesn't fly. (SHOT OF FLAG TWIRLING AT 3:39:32)
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((JOYE SHELTON/PARENT: WHEN WE HAD ACTUALLY CONTACTED THE VENDORS OURSELVES AND THE VENDORS HAVE SAID THE MONEY IS GOING BACK, THE MONEY IS GOING BACK TO THE COMPANY AND SO HE IS JUST SITTING ON THAT MONEY.)) [Runs08]
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The band hopes to recover that money by suing Complete Custom Itinerary Service.
The main issue is whether the company or the band breached its contract.
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((JOHN EDWARDS/BAND'S ATTORNEY: THE AGREEMENT DID PROVIDE FOR NO REFUNDS WITHIN A WINDOW OF 45 DAYS BUT NOBODY KNEW AT THE THAT TIME THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT WAS GOING TO ORDER THAT THE BAND NOT GO.)) [Runs08]
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: BECAUSE OF THAT, EDWARDS SAYS THESE ARE CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THEIR CONTROL AND THEREFORE THE BAND IS ENTITLED TO ITS MONEY BACK DESPITE THE FACE IT SIGNED A CONTRACT. MEANTIME, THE COMPANY SAYS IT IS WORKING WITH THE BAND TO SEEK A RESOLUTION AND IS HOPEFUL ONE WILL BE REACHED SOON. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))
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4-H organizers take another look at how kids at their camp are supervised. The details are just ahead.
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And the sausage lady speaks. For the moment, she's become the country's best known stadium mascot.
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4-H camp organizers say they're taking another look at how kids are supervised. This follows allegations of staged fights at the Smith Mountain Lake camp.
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Organizers say there were 22 adults and 52 teen leaders supervising last week's camp for 340 Bedford and Halifax County kids.
The Virginia Cooperative Extension is investigating why none of the adults noticed the kids' injuries ... and why teen counselors never reported the fights.
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((CHARLIE STOTT/VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SPOKESMAN; WE'VE GOT TO DETERMINE EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED IN THIS INSTANCE AND IF SOMETHING DID GO WRONG, WE'LL TAKE THE NECESSARY STEPS TO CORRECT THAT. ))
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[OUT Q=to correct that.]
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10-year-old D-J Rawls says counselors charged kids a dollar to watch his fistfights.
He says he was knocked unconscious and suffered a mild concussion.
An extension agent from Halifax County who was at the camp says only Bedford County kids and counselors were involved in the fights and there was NO rivalry between the counties.
Franklin County investigators are still interviewing kids.
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The man charged with a Charlotte County bank holdup last month now has an attorney, and a September date in court.
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David B. Thompson was arrested the day after the bank in Phenix was robbed at gunpoint.
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The gunman, 26-year-old Lonnie R. Russell, led police on a high-speed chase before dying in a shootout in Campbell County.
Authorities say Thompson was supposed to be Russell's get-away driver that day.
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Charlotte County attorney Charles Crowder is representing Thompson who remains held without bond.
His preliminary hearing is set for September 25th.

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The debate over a proposed tire burning power plant is likely to draw plenty of attention at a public hearing next Monday.
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Tire Energy Corp wants to build the facility on this parcel of land in Martinsville's Industrial Park. The plant would burn tires at high temperatures to produce steam. It would be operated 24 hours a day and employ 12-people. But some residents are circulating petitions to stop the project saying it will hurt the environment.
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((LINDA BATES/CONCERNED RESIDENT: IF YOUR ENVIRONMENT IS AT RISK AND YOU FEEL THAT YOUR AIR OR YOUR WATER OR YOUR EARTH MAY BE IN DANGER THAN I DON'T FEEL THAT WE NEED THIS HERE.)) ((LARRY MCDORMAN/TIRE ENERGY CORPORATION PRESIDENT: PEOPLE HAVE A VISION THEY'RE ARE GOING LOOK AT THIS PLANT AND THAT THERE IS GOING TO BLACK SMOKE BELCHING OUT THE DEQ WILL NEVER ALLOW THAT.))
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Tire Energy needs an air permit from the Department of Environmental Quality before construction can start. A public hearing begins Monday at 7 p.m. at the Henry Country Administration Building. This plant would be the first of its kind in Virginia and only the second in the country.
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Alternative medicine .. for your favorite animal. We'll poke into the details next on News 7.
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They'll we'll go for a ride, and another, and another on the coaster. Another high-speed attempt to set a new world record.
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[**ANCHOR TAG**]
Some animal owners are giving their loved ones the needle, in hopes it will help them get better. Acupuncture is just one form of alternative medicine that's making its way into the animal kingdom.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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(( When traditional medicine didn't help Peter overcome the pain of an injury --his owner says she was desperate to try anything that could help.
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((HIS BACK WAS SO SORE THAT I COULD RUN MY HAND BARELY ALONG HIS SPINE AND ALMOST DROP HIM TO THE GROUND. SO HE WAS IN EXTREME PAIN)) [RUNS05]
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She decided to give chiropractic care and acupuncture a try. Veterinarian Martha Moses say it works for about 85-percent of horses.
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((WE USE IT PRETTY MUCH FOR ANYTHING YOU WOULD USE WESTERN MEDICINE FOR . I THINK THE MAJORITY OF MY PRACTICE IS FOR MUSCLE-SKELETEL PROBLEMS )) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=for muscle skeletol problems]


Doctor Moses starts her treatment with chiropractic. She adjusts the spine and even the neck of the horse. This is done to relax muscle spasms before the needles are put in.
The needles are then strategically placed in the body --particularly focusing on the problem area.
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((YOU'RE CAUSING AN INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE. SO THAT CONSTRICTS THE BLOOD VESSEL DOWN FOR ABOUT 15 TO 30 SECONDS AND THAT SENDS IN THE HEALING PROCESSES THAT YOU WOULD HAVE IF YOU INJURED YOURSELF SOME WAY. YOU WOULD GET HISTAMINES, SERATONINS, THE ENDORPHINS FOR PAIN KILLING )) [RUNS16]
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The needles placed in the injured area --are also connected to an electrical current.
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((NAT SOT: IT HELPS TO PULSATE AND CAUSE MUSCLE CONTRACTION AND IT HELPS TO RELIEVE SPASM AND HELPS TO REMOVE ENERGY TH

ROUGHOUT THE SYSTEM)) [RUNS06]
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This is Peter's fourth treatment -- but his owner says she noticed a difference after the first.
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[IN Q=I'm able to ride him now]

((I'M ABLE TO RIDE HIM NOW. I CAN DO TRAILS AND WE'VE BEEN TROTTING AND CANTERING)) [RUNS13]
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And that's a big improvement from a horse who could barely walk because of pain.
And if you're wondering if Peter enjoys it -- we'll just look at his eyes --he seems to be heaven --or at least taking in a few zzz's..
Joy Sutton News 7, ))
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As far as the cost of this alternative treatment, Peter's owner says she pays about 135 dollars per session.
How many sessions a horse needs depends on its condition.
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Qualifying day in Chicago. A NASCAR preview is just ahead.
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And we'll meet a local writer who knows a lot about Kobe Bryant and has trouble believing what he's hearing.
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It's been THE sports highlight of the week-- the attack on the Italian Sausage mascot.
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But the 19- year- old woman behind the costume says she's surprised by all the attention she's getting.
Mandy Block was on the receiving end of a prank that could've led to serious injury, when Pirates first baseman Randall Simon took a swing at the running mascots.
The swing hit Block from behind, causing her to fall, and knocking over a fellow mascot dressed as a hot dog.
But Block's not holding any grudges.
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Simon, meanwhile paid a 432- dollar fine and issued an apology.
Block says she accepts the apology, but all she really wants is the bat he used, autographed.
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The Winston Cup drivers are on their way to Chicago for this weekend's Tropicana 400. Qualifying gets underway today at four, and you can be sure all eyes will be on Kevin Harvick.
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Fresh off a 9th place finish at Daytona, Harvick is ninth in the points chase.
He returns to Chicago as the only winner in the track's short two- year history.
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Kobe Bryant has been taking a beating this week in the court of public opinion for his alleged sexual assault of a Colorado woman. Steve Mason says this chapter in Kobe's life sounds unfamiliar to the man who authored Bryant's first book.
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[OUT Q=..News 7 sports"]
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((Roland Lazenby has always been up close and personal with the game. In his book Mad Game, the NBA Education of Kobe Bryant, Lazenby was the first to report that the rising star's problems with his teammates were due to a tendency to isolate himself from other players. The possible assault charges are also a mystery to the Lakers. ((:))
Lazenby says, in the many hours he spent interviewing Kobe and getting to know him, he to feels Bryant is not capable of this. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
Lazenby has extensive experience with Michael Jordan the person in his book "Blood on the Horns". He watched his airness somewhat deflate as a result of gambling allegations and alleged affairs. ((:))
The decision on whether or not to charge Bryant with sexual assault will not come down until next week, according to the prosecutor on the case. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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And finally today--
Most rollercoaster riders are thankful to get their feet back on the ground when the 90- second adventure is over.

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Not so for Richard Rodriguez, a university lecturer from Chicago, who's been dubbed the "King of Rollercoasters".
He enjoys the flips and dips so much that he's planning on spending up to TWO weeks on the ride.
Rodriguez is in Germany, going for the Guinness World Record for rollercoaster riding.
He's been training for the feat, and has previously ridden a roller coaster for days on end---
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[IN Q=So this will be different]

((RICHARD RODRIGUEZ/ROLLERCOASTER ENTHUSIAST: SO THIS WILL BE DIFFERENT. IT WILL BE A HARDER MARATHON, MORE DIFFICULT BECAUSE I WILL SLEEP ON THE SUPERWIRBEL IN THE NIGHT. ))
[SUPER=01-Richard Rodriguez/Rollercoaster Enthusiast;]
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[OUT Q=sleep on the Superwirbel in the night.]
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To break the world record, Rodriguez will have to ride the rollercoaster in eight- hour segments, with only 15 minute breaks in between.
Other visitors to the amusement park will be able to ride along with him, to keep him company.
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