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You won't find them in the coupon section of the newspaper--
The two biggest sales in the region are at Valley View and River Ridge Malls.
But it's the malls THEMSELVES that have been purchased.
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And reporters in Iraq are shown what the U-S military says are the bodies of Saddam Hussein's two sons.
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Some record setting lows reported in Bluefield and Blackburg overnight. Temperatures are certainly on the rise today, with abundant sunshine that will last into the weekend. Your full forecast is straight ahead.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Valley View and River Ridge Malls are up for sale and a company out of Tennessee is buying.
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The Faison Company owns both Valley View and River Ridge Malls. Today the company announced it was selling the properties to C-B-L and Associates.
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The transaction will officially go through some time this Fall. Valley View Mall officials say they're excited about the sale. They say business is good and it was a smart financial move on the part of Faison.
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((LOUISE DUDLEY/VALLEY VIEW MALL MANAGER: VALLEY VIEW IS ABSOLUTELY FINANCIALLY SECURE AND I THINK CBL IS DOMINANT IN THE SOUTH EAST AND THEY KNOW THAT FAISON HAS A STRONG REPUTATION FOR RUNNING WELL- MANAGED PROPERTIES AND I THINK THIS IS GOOD FOR THE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AREA.))
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Dudley says the management styles of the two companies are similar.
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She doesn't expect any management positions to be lost in the sale. The two malls, along with two other properties in Colonial Heights and Fayetteville, North Carolina are selling for 340- million dollars.

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A company with a plant in our region is facing a crucial deadline from creditors.
Published reports says Pillowtex has a deadline to make a quarterly loan payment, or risk shutting down for good.

The company's creditors have extended the payment deadline four times.
The latest payment on the 108- MILLION- dollar balance of a five-year, 150 million dollar loan was originally due July first.
If Pillowtex is unable to make the required loan payment, and creditors do not grant another extension, the company could shut down and its creditors could seize assets. The company employs about 12 hundred people at its plant in Fieldale.
It makes pillows, blankets and comforters.

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Some workers in Blacksburg have lost their jobs.
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Yesterday, Federal Mogul confirmed about 50-workers have been cut this year in Blacksburg. Once again the weak economy is to blame. Officials also mentioned a drop in demand. Despite rumors, officials say they have no plans for more layoffs at the automotive plant. Federal-Mogul makes automotive engine parts and has been in business for more than 30-years. The company currently employs about 430-people.
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An American soldier from Covington was injured during the attack that killed Sadam Hussein's sons.
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21 year old Adam Loan is listed in serious condition after suffering electrical burns to his hand and buttocks.
He was injured Tuesday night as he secured fencing around the perimeter of a house occupied by Uday and Qusay Hussein.
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His family in Convington has not talked to Adam or even knows his prognosis but understands he will be transported to a military hospital in Germany next week.
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((DONNA LOAN/ADAM'S MOTHER: I WOULD BE JUST REALLY HAPPY TO JUST HEAR HIS VOICE RIGHT NOW BUT AS A MOM YOU NEVER ARE SATISIFIED UNTIL YOU SEE THEIR FACES, THE WAITING UNTIL THEN IS GOING TO BE HARD.))
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Adam is a member of the Army's 101st Airborne Division based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
He joined the army more than a year ago and has been in Iraq since March.
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[Iraq-Bodies]


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A day after releasing the still photos of Saddam Hussein's sons, the U-S military has now permitted the videotaping of the bodies.
As Teri Okita reports, the Pentagon is hoping to convince skeptical Iraqis that Uday and Qusay Hussein really are dead.
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(( U-S OFFICIALS ESCORTED ABOUT A DOZEN JOURNALISTS INTO A MORTUARY TENT WHERE THE HUSSEIN BROTHERS BODIES WERE PREPARED. MILITARY MORTICIANS RECONSTRUCTED THEIR BODIES FOR VIEWING.
TRACK: 39-YEAR-OLD UDAY HUSSEIN IS BELIEVED TO HAVE DIED FROM A BLOW TO THE HEAD BY A BLUNT OBJECT. SURGEONS MATCHED A METAL ROD THATS BEEN IN HIS LEG SINCE 1996 TO MEDICAL DATA. THEY SAY, MORE PROOF IT IS UDAY.
TRACK: THEY BELIEVE 37-YEAR-OLD QUSAY DIED FROM TWO GUNSHOT WOUNDS TO HIS HEAD. EACH BODY CONTAINED MANY BULLET HOLES CUTS, BURNS, AND ABRASIONS. THEY DONT THINK THE DEATHS WERE SUICIDES.
TRACK: AS THEY WATCH THE PICTURES ON SATELLITE T-V, SOME IRAQIS STILL HAVE THEIR DOUBTS. THE PENTAGON HOPES TO CONVINCE THEM SADDAMS REGIME REALLY IS GONE AND THAT GUERRILLA TYPE WARFARE WILL, IN TURN, START TO DROP OFF. BUT EVEN WITH ALL THE PICTURES, DEBATE ON THE STREET STILL RAGES.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: DNA samples have been sent to a lab here in Washington. The military is working with the Iraqi governing council to preserve the bodies according to Islamic custom. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.
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President Bush, meanwhile, has ordered the Pentagon to deploy U-S troops to another troubled region-- Liberia-- where there was more violence today.
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Mortar bombs have killed at least a dozen people in the capital city.
This follows a week of fierce fighting that's claimed hundreds of lives and renewed the call for U-S peacekeepers to intervene in the region.
The Liberian government is blaming the attack on rebels, who are trying to overthrow President Charles Taylor.
Meanwhile, a humanitarian disaster is also in the making, because the city's main water plant has been down for several days.
Residents are having to rely on wells, not all of which are clean.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up after this break, one county in our region cannot stop farmers from using a controversial type of fertilizer. We'll have the details.
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Plus, the House of Representatives sets the stage for a confrontation with the White House, after members pass a bill that would make it easier for Americans to import cheaper foreign drugs.
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While burning the midnight oil, the House has voted in favor of a bill that would allow imports of prescription drugs.
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That, despite opposition from the Bush administration.
The measure is intended to help patients get access to lower cost medications, but critics argue it may also sacrifice safety.
It would allow Americans to import prescription medication from Canada and 24 other countries.
But the legislation faces an uncertain future in the Senate.
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Louise Brown celebrates her 25th birthday today.
You may not know her name, but she represents an important milestone as the world's first test- tube baby.
Tom Fenton has details.
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(( For Dr. Robert Edwards, one half of the famous team that produced the first test tube baby, a scrapbook of faded clippings recalls the thrill of an event that made headlines around the world.
DR. ROBERT EDWARDS IT REALLY WAS EXPECTATION AND WAITING FOR A NICE EVENT, FOR A WONDERFUL EVENT, WITH GREAT HOPES, HOPING NOBODY WOULD DISTURB IT.
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Louise Joy Brown, conceived in a lab dish in a British clinic, was more than medical history. She was a lovely, totally normal, child.
IT WAS WONDERFUL TO HOLD THE BABY, THAT WAS ONE OF THE NICEST MOMENTS, HOLDING LITTLE LOUISE (NEED EDIT) AND HERE WAS THIS TINY THING WITH MINUTE FINGERS AND MINUTE FINGERNAILS. IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE. SCARCELY CREDIBLE.
At the time, it was also highly controversial. Scientists, doctors and clergy warned that man was tampering with nature and playing God.
But Louise Brown's life has been the answer to the critics. The media have relentlessly followed her. By all accounts, she has developed into a happy, healthy woman, who is now a postal worker. She posed for a picture with her parents this year, but has had enough of interviews.
OC THE SUCCESS OF THE TECHNIQUE SPEAKS FOR HER. LOUISE BROWN IS NOT ALONE. EVEN THOUGH IN VITRO FERTILIZATION IS STILL COSTLY AND OFTEN UNSUCCESSFUL, MORE THAN A MILLION PERSONS WHO WERE CONCEIVED IN A LAB DISH NOW WALK THE EARTH. TOM FENTON, CBS NEWS, LONDON ))

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President Bush today paused to remember those who served in an EARLIER war--
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This morning, Bush paid a visit to the Korean War Memorial in Washington.
Many Korean War veterans are in the nation's capital this week for a 50th anniversary observance.
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The armistice that ended the Korean conflict was signed on July 27, 19-53. President Bush has proclaimed Sunday as "National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day".
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Appomattox County cannot stop eleven farmers from spreading treated human waste on their fields. That's the ruling of a federal appeals court in Richmond.
The farmers filed a lawsuit against the county last year. U-S District Judge Norman Moon in Lynchburg agreed and issued an injunction ordering the county to let the farmers spread the sludge. The county appealed, but the appeals court yesterday upheld Judge Moon's decision.
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It's been said that everyone old is new again. Coming up next, Drew Levinson will tell us why that is especially true in the sportswear industry.
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In the world of sports, there is the instant replay.
Now in the world of sports CLOTHING, there is the distant replay.
Old- time jersey sales are hot.
As Drew Levinson reports, almost everyone from entertainers to pro athletes to everyday folks are snapping up these back to the future shirts.
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The shop is small but business is booming.

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"SAM HUFF OF THE NEW YORK GIANTS IN 1962...."
Back in the 80's sports store owner Peter Capolino had a revelation to go retro. Starting with vintage baseball jerseys--he first set his sights on who he called statistically challenged nerds.

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"THEY LOVED ROTISSERIE LEAGUES, THEY LOVED FOLLOWING THE HISTORY OF THE GAME, AND THOSE GUYS ARE MOSTLY COLLEGE EDUCATED, WHITE CONSERVATIVE MEN AGES 35-75."

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"THESE JERSEYS AREN'T CHEAP, THEY GO ANYWHERE FROM 250 TO 500 DOLLARS. NOW THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE TARGET AUDIENCE IS YOUNG AND URBAN."
That's right--Capolino scored big--NOT with those conservative white guys--rather blacks in their teens and 20s.

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It was Ruben Harley--a longtime customer and now Capolino's director of Urban marketing who paraded the jerseys through his neighborhood.

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"AND I KNEW THEY WERE JUST COLORFUL AND BEAUTIFUL JERSEYS THEY WEREN'T WEARING TO DATE AND I JUST WANTED TO EXPLOIT IT."

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Harley further exploited it by befriending several hip hop artists who started wearing the shirts. Capolino's little company quickly transformed into a 50-million dollar a year business.
Dale Rogers considers the throwbacks a piece of history.

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"IT'S A RARE THING, IT'S A PRECIOUS JEWEL I SUPPOSE."
For Hasem West it's a status symbol.

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"IT'S ABOUT ATTENTION."
And all that attention has helped weave these yarns of yesterday into the popular fabric of society they are today. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Philadelphia. ))

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 31 points. The NASDAQ has dropped two points.

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coming up in sports... The ACC prepares for its final season as a whole.....
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and Frank Beamer and Al Groh meet up in the Roanoke Valley to speak to fans about the upcoming conference move.
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The ACC has one more season to prove it's one of the nation's elite college football conferences without Tech or Miami.
Steve Mason says the ACC contengency feels very strongly about its rise before the move.
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((The battles between Tech and Virginia have always been hard fought, so how does coexisting in the same conference affect the rivalry and recruiting? ((AL GROH:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) Groh, who is OH and 2 against the Hokies, does recognize how Miami has raised the bar in all areas of the game, especially recruiting. ((:)) But according to many of the ACC coaches, the league made great strides before the edition of Miami and Virginia Tech. Florida State was 70 and 2 in the Seminoles first nine years in the ACC. They've lost more conference games than that in the last two seasons. ((:)) ((:)) Al groh speaks to the Roaboke Valley Sports Club later tonight and his future ACC coaching rival Frank Beamer is also in town this evening. He visits with the Ronaoke Valley Hokie Club at Hidden Valley Country Club. We will here from both on News 7 at 11. Steve mason news 7 sports.))

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It was an hour of social power for both Virginia Tech and Virginia football fans last night, as Frank Beamer and Al Groh came to the Roanoke Valley to speak to their respective fans.
Steve Mason has more.
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