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He often sang "Thanks for the Memories".. now the world will sing it to him.
Legendary comedian Bob Hope has died.
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And there was a fatal accident this morning in Campbell county, involving a car and a farm tractor.
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After a beautiful weekend the chance for showers and storms return this afternoon. I'll have your hometown forecast.

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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Beloved entertainer Bob Hope has died at age 100, leaving behind DECADES of memories for his family, friends, and fans.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
His longtime publicist says Hope died at home in California last night of pneumonia, while surrounded by his family.
The world's most- celebrated comedian entertained generations of people all over the globe.
His career spanned vaudeveille, radio, T-V and film.
And Hope's live road shows lifted the spirits of soldiers from World War Two to the first Gulf War.
Manuel Gallegus joins us now from Los Angeles, where Hope is being remembered today.
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(( IT WAS 2-YEARS AGO THAT THE LEGENDARY COMEDIAN MADE ONE OF HIS LAST PUBLIC APPEARANCES...AT DISNEYLAND AT CHRISTMASTIME...STILL LOOKING LIKE HE WAS JUST A BLINK AWAY FROM ONE OF HIS FAMOUS ONE-LINERS.

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...HE ALWAYS GOT THE LAUGH...WHETHER IN BARCELONA...OR BOSTON... HIS FAMILY SAID IT WAS HE WHO WAS TICKLED PINK ...WHEN HE TURNED 100...AT THE END OF MAY....AND PRESIDENT BUSH CREATED THE BOB HOPE AMERICAN PATRIOT AWARD. THE PRESIDENT THIS MORNING NOTED HIS PASSING...

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BOB HOPE LIFTED OUR SPIRITS. BOB HOPE SERVED OUR NATION WHEN HE WENT TO BATTLEFIELDS TO ENTERTAIN THOUSANDS OF TROOPS FROM DIFFERENT GENERATIONS. WE EXTEND OUR PRAYERS TO HIS FAMILY.

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HOPE'S SIGNATURE THEME SONG "THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES" RINGS THROUGHOUT THE LAND TODAY AS TWO GENERATIONS OF AMERICANS REMEMBER THE JOY HE BROUGHT VIA THE BIG SCREEN AND TO THE TV SCREEN.

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HERE IN CALIFORNIA...WHERE HOPE LIVED FOR MORE THAN 60-YEARS... THE NEWS THAT THE ENGLISH-BORN COMEDIAN-- HAD SUCCUMBED TO PNEUMONIA -- SPREAD QUICKLY. FANS ...AND FLOWERS ... MADE THEIR WAY TO HIS STAR ON THE WALK OF FAME...AND TO HOPE SQUARE... THE FAMED INTERSECTION OF HOLLYWOOD BLVD. AND VINE. ))

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A collision between a car and a farm tractor killed one person this morning in Campbell County.
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Around 8:30, emergency crews were called to the intersection of Route 29 South and Browns Mill Road near Altavista.
That's where this Chevrolet had collided with a tractor that had been cutting grass alongside Route 29.
The man on the tractor was killed in the crash.. state police are still investigating and have "not" released any names or details about the accident.
One southbound lane was closed for several hours.
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An accident is slowing traffic on Interstate 581 in Roanoke.
Authorities say a vehicle overturned off an exit ramp near Hershberger Road about 20 minutes ago.
No word yet on the extent of injuries.

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A Lynchburg man is now facing a murder charge after a man he allegedly stabbed last month died over the weekend.
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It happened in the early morning hours of June 14th in the parking lot of the Radisson hotel on Candlers Mountain Road.
That's where police found 31-year-old Gary Webb of Hurt suffering from cuts to his face and arm.
38-year-old Keith Henry Booth was arrested and charged with malicious wounding.. but Webb died Saturday morning as the result of his injuries.
Booth is now in custody on murder charges.
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No break in the violence in Liberia.
There's word today that rebels are attacking government forces in the West African nation's second- largest city.

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Liberia's capital Monrovia is the scene of more heavy gunfire.
Rebels and forces loyal to President Charles Taylor are fighting for key bridges.
As for civilians, they're dodging bullets and desperately trying to find food and water where they can. Meanwhile, three U-S warships are sailing towards Liberia, though their role will be mainly supportive.
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In Iraq today, U-S forces say they're hot on the trail of Saddam Hussein.
But there may be more U-S casualties after the deadliest weekend since President Bush declared that major combat had ended.
Teri Okita brings us up to date.
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TRACK: THE NOOSE MAY BE TIGHTENING AROUND SADDAM HUSSEIN, BUT THE FORMER IRAQI LEADER STILL MANAGES TO MOVE FROM SAFEHOUSE TO SAFEHOUSE UNDETECTED. AT LEAST TWICE THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDING SUNDAY EVENING U-S TROOPS RAIDED HOUSES WHERE THEY BELIEVED SADDAM WAS HIDING. THIS HOME IN BAGHDAD WAS DESTROYED AND NEIGHBORS SAY AT LEAST THREE IRAQIS WERE KILLED IN THE RAID BUT STILL, NO SIGN OF SADDAM.
TRACK: TIPS ON HIS WHEREABOUTS KEEP COMING IN TO U-S FORCES, BUT THE MISSION REMAINS DANGEROUS. AFTER ONE OF THE DEADLIEST WEEKENDS IN POST-WAR IRAQ, WITNESSES IN BAGHDAD SAY THREE SOLDIERS WERE THROWN FROM THEIR HUMVEE AFTER SOMEONE DROPPED A GRENADE FROM A BRIDGE ONTO THEIR CONVOY.

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SOT: There was a person up there that ran from a vehicle. Thats all we

know right now.
TRACK: SOME IN WASHINGTON ARE BLAMING THE ESCALATING ANTI-AMERICAN VIOLENCE ON POOR POST-WAR PLANNING BY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOE LIEBERMAN SAYS, IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE WAR, THE U-S FAILED TO SECURE SUSPECTED WEAPONS SITES AND SHOULD HAVE MOVED QUICKER TO PUT IRAQIS IN CONTROL OF THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT.

(Super: Sen. Joseph Lieberman/D-Connecticut)
SOT: By its actions, the Bush administration threatens to give a bad

name to a just war.

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STANDUP: In the hunt for Saddam, U-S forces in Tikrit discovered a cache of weapons belonging to the Fedayeen militia. The troops found 40-mines enough munitions, they say, for a month of guerilla attacks. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington. ))

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Illinois is taking a beating from Mother Nature.
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Strong thunderstorms battered much of the state over the weekend.
Streets were flooded, and driving was made hazardous because of high water.
Winds gusted up to 70- miles- per hour, knocking down trees and power lines.
However, there were no reports of injuries.
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Too much rain is also causing problems for wildfire- damaged areas in Colorado.
The national weather service issued a flash flood warning for several parts of the state, as monsoon- like rain pelted the region.
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Coming up after the break, a family loses hope as authorities find the body of a missing man.
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Also workers at a Martinsville factory anxiously await news of their future.
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Southside employees of the Pillowtex Corporation are wondering if they will have jobs much longer.. The towel manufacturer missed a quarterly loan payment to its banks last month. It has until Thursday to repay the loan, but workers at the Henry County plant fear the company may not make it.
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No one from Pillowtex was available for comment, but there was a message for certain employees not to come to work.
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In fact, production employees have been out of work for weeks. Distribution workers ARE asked to report, but are NOT expected to work the entire week. Pillowtex has been described as the cornerstone of the Fieldale area, and some say the community wouldn't exist without the plant.
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((PAULA BURNETTE/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR: IT'S A THOUSAND EMPLOYEES, A THOUSAND FAMILIES. HOW MANY OF THEM HAVE KIDS GOING TO COLLEGE, IN COLLEGE, WHERE IS THEIR TUITION GOING TO COME FROM. IT'S NOT EASY TO FIND JOBS AROUND HERE AS IT IS. I THINK THIS IS OUR EIGHTEENTH MONTH OF CONSECUTIVE DOUBLE DIGIT UNEMPLOYMENT.))
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Despite poor economic times in Southside, Burnette says the community has remained strong, but both the county and City of Martinsville will suffer economically if the plant closes.
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Near-constant rainy weather has caused a problem for southwest Virginia tobacco growers.
Growers say the constant rain has also washed away fungicide sprayed on tobacco plants to battle blue mold.
Meanwhile, two major cigarette companies will avoid the middle man by not attending this year's auctions.
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Philip Morris U-S-A and R-J Reynolds Tobacco company will be buying all of their tobacco through direct contracts with farmers. CONtracting by Philip Morris was started three years ago, and has taken over much of the tobacco sales across the flue-cured belt in the southeastern United States. Two other companies -- Brown and Williamson, and Lorillard Tobacco -- say they will buy some tobacco at auction as well as through contracts. Right now, only some 20- percent of the flue-cured crop will be sold at auction.
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The Baylor University campus is in mourning today, now that authorities have confirmed the worst.
Police say the remains of basketball player Patrick Dennehy have been found.
Elizabeth Sanchez reports.
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(( Under a blazing Texas sun, investigators combed through chest-high weeds Sunday and found a disembodied head in the same field where a badly decomposed body was discovered just two days earlier. Last night authorities said the new evidence helped identify the remains of Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy.

SOT: Larry Lynch/McLennan County Sheriff

"I'm sad to report it's the body of Patrick Dennehy. I have notified the family of Patrick of this identification."
Dennehy had been missing for more than six weeks. Yesterday's discovery took place just north of some gravel pits authorities had already scoured in search of Dennehy's body after the arrest of his roommate Carlton Dotson. It was one of several sites in the area where police were looking for the missing athlete.

SOT: Larry Lynch/McLennan County Sheriff

"It gives us a name that we have with the body so we can move forward with the investigation."
Dotson also played basketball at Baylor and had been living with Dennehy since spring. He was arrested last week in his home state of Maryland and charged with murder after calling 911 to report he was hearing voices.

(Nat: Dotson Perp Walk)

According to court documents, an unnamed informant told Delaware police that Dotson admitted to shooting Dennehy in the head after the two argued while shooting guns in the Waco area. Dotson remains jailed without bond and is awaiting extradition to Texas.
ES Close: ))
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Coming up next on the newscast...
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one family's canine friend goes from Dog-Gone to Dog-Found after he tours 700 miles from home.
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After more than 700 miles on the road, his DOGS are barking.
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But this traveler IS a dog.
Charlie, a beagle mix, ran away from his foster home in St. Louis, Missouri shortly before being adopted.
After nearly five weeks on the road, Charlie was picked up by a woman in Wilkesboro, North Carolina who saw him walking down the street.
She noticed his microchip tag, and was able to trace his family.
But no one's sure how Charlie made the trip all the way to North Carolina.
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Now the big question is how to get Charlie back home to his adoptive family.
The St. Francis Society in St. Louis is hoping someone who may be traveling that way may be able to give him a ride.

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 27 points. The NASDAQ has gained one.

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Coming up next, Lance goes for his fifth Tour Du France in a row...
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While Ryan will have to settle for his fourth win in 14 races.
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Ryan Newman heads for the Brickyard at Indianapolis, as NASCAR's first four-time winner this season.
Newman took the checkered flag in yesterday's Pennnsylvania 500.
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Ricky Rudd was honored for making his 700th consecutive start, but it was not one to remember, as Rudd retired early with a broken oil pump.
Late in the race, Jeff Gordon gets a nudge from Dave Blaney and ends up in the wall
The number 24 car finished in 36th position. It was also a tough afternoon for the Gibbs racing team.
First, Tony Stewart's car goes up in smoke, then it's Bobby Labonte's turn.
Newman started on the pole and led 88 laps on the day, holding off Kurt Busch for his 4th win in the last 14 races.

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Lance Armstrong can start thinking about making cycling history. No one has ever won the Tour de France six times, but with Armstrong's 5th straight victory yesterday, he is now in a position to give it a try.
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Yesterday's 20th stage was a largely ceremonial ride to conclude the three- way test of skill and endurance across France.
The final margin over second place Jan Ullrich was one minute and one second.
Armstrong overcame illness, fatigue and several challengers, including Ullrich, to post his historic win.
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The P-G-A Tour is starting to look a little like the Seniors Tour.
One week after 50 year old Craig Stadler won the B-C Open, 49 year old Peter Jacobsen captured the Greater Hartford Open.
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Jacobsen last won on Tour in 19-95, but he fired a final round 3-under 67 yesterday to finish at 14-under, two shots better than Chris Riley. Jacobsen won the same tournament back in 19-84.
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At the Senior British Open, Tom Watson knocked down a par on the second playoff hole to outlast Carl Mason at Turnberry, the site of his 19-77 Open Championship.
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