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The loss of a thousand jobs and the impending closure of the Pillowtex plant in Henry County brings a visit from Governor Warner.
A live report, coming up.
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And a family in Indiana falls victim to a hoax, while trying to find a long- lost daughter.
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The cool damp weather continues with scttered showers developing as we head through the afternoon. Will the sunshine return. I'll let you know in your hometown forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Governor Mark Warner is headed to Martinsville this afternoon to meet with some of the 950 Pillowtex workers who lost their jobs yesterday.
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The Governor is expected to outline the state's plan to help the employees and the region recover from the closing of the Fieldale factory.
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Rachel Cannon is at the Virginia Employment Commision in Martinsville with more.
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A police officer in Richmond was shot and killed yesterday afternoon.
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Officer Douglas Wendell (wenn-DELL') was shot aroun 5:15, after responding to a call of two men selling drugs on the city's southside.
Wendell (wenn-DELL') was transported to the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center where he died.
Police shut down several blocks of the city, as they searched for suspects.
The city's offering a ten-thousand dollar reward for information leading to an arrest.
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The casualty count in Iraq continues to climb, as two more U-S soldiers are killed in guerilla attacks.
As part of efforts to end the violence, U-S officials are starting to hand over more power to the Iraqis.
Teri Okita explains.
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TRACK: AMERICAN TROOPS IN IRAQ CANT LET DOWN THEIR GUARD FOR A MOMENT. A LANDMINE ON THE ROAD TO BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT KILLED ONE SOLDIER AND WOUNDED SEVERAL OTHERS. THAT FOLLOWED ANOTHER DEADLY INCIDENT LATE LAST NIGHT NEAR BAQUBA PART OF THE SUNNI TRIANGLE NORTH AND WEST OF BAGHDAD AN AREA WHERE U-S TROOPS HAVE COME UNDER REPEATED ATTACKS.

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SOT: One infantry division soldier was killed and two were wounded in a

small attack on the tactical operation center.
TRACK: TO HELP END THE ASSAULTS, U-S FORCES IN THE SUNNI TRIANGLE ARE OFFERING REWARDS OF 500-DOLLARS TO ANY IRAQIS WHO HAND IN SHOULDER-FIRED ANTI-AIRCRAFT MISSILES. THE AMERICANS ALSO HELD THEIR FIRST OFFICIAL MEETING WITH TRIBAL ELDERS THERE ASKING FOR HELP IN POLICING THE VOLATILE REGION.

(Super: Capt. Michael Calvert/U.S. Army Spokesman)
SOT: Eventually, the coalition would like to step back and allow the

Iraqi people to take care of law enforcement and government of their own country.
TRACK: BUT THE IRAQIS CONTINUE TO DEMAND BASIC SERVICES AND MORE SECURITY. AND NOW, FACING MOUNTING LOCAL ANGER AND DAILY AMBUSHES AGAINST SOLDIERS, THE U-S ADMINISTRATOR IN IRAQ SAYS HED LIKE TO FAST-TRACK DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS. PAUL BREMER SAYS ELECTIONS COULD BE HELD WITHIN A YEAR BRINGING AN END TO THE OCCUPATION THAT IS TAKING A HEAVY TOLL ON LIVES AND COSTING THE U-S FOUR-BILLION DOLLARS A MONTH.

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STANDUP: Some good news for Iraqs economy: Oil workers are hoping to get a vital, northern pipeline back up and running early next month. Its been down since the war and could pump in an extra 200-thousand barrels of oil a day. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington. ))

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Hope turned to heartbreak for an Indiana family who was expecting to reunite with their daughter, who's been missing for 17 years.
Cynthia Bowers reports.
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SUPER: SGT. DAVE BURSTEN, INDIANA STATE POLICE
THE WOMAN WHO CONTACTED DOROTHY SHERRILL CLAIMING TO BE SHANNON MARIE SHERRILL// WAS ACTUALLY THE PERPETRATOR OF A CRUEL HOAX.
Narr: To see Mike Sherrills reaction to news that the woman he believed to be his daughter Shannon - kidnapped 17 years ago was lying, is to share his pain.
SUPER: MIKE SHERRILL, SHANNON SHERRILL'S FATHER I THOUGHT IT WAS SOMETHING...(CRYING)

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Narr: It was police say a trick played by 35 year old Donna L. Walker of Topeka Kansas, a woman they say with a history of this kind of crime. An arrest warrant has been issued in her name. If caught and convicted she faces up to three years in prison.
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Narr: Family members who watched an elderly relative be taken to the hospital for anxiety said that's not nearly enough.
SUPER: GARY SHAHAN, FAMILY RELATIVE
I JUST HOPE THAT WHEN THEY CATCH HER, THEY PROSECUTE HER TO THE FULLEST EXTENT.
Narr: News that a lost child may still be alive captivated folks in Thorntown. Now the town that never forgot, doesn't believe it can ever forgive.
SUPER: SHELLY HAWKINS, THORNTOWN RESIDENT
IT'S AWFUL FOR THE FAMILY THAT THEY STILL DON'T KNOW ANYTHING, WHEN THEY THOUGHT THAT MAYBE THEY WOULD FINALLY FIND OUT SOMETHING. I THINK IT'S GONNA AFFECT THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.
Narr: Shannon mother's was too upset to talk about it, but her dad says this one will be tough to get over.

(Sot/Mike Sherrill) WILL YOU EVER BE ABLE TO FORGIVE HER? NO. NEVER.

IT'S JUST LIKE SHE TOOK MY DAUGHTER BACK ALL OVER AGAIN.
BOWERS ON CAM CLOSE FOR TEN YEARS MIKE SHERRILL NEVER MISSED A DAY OF WORK AT HIS GAS STATION BECAUSE HE JUST KNEW THAT'S THE PLACE SHANNON WOULD REMEMBER IF SHE EVER CAME HOME. NOW WHILE PEOPLE TRY TO TRACK DOWN THE TRICKSTER, HE'LL BE BACK BEHIND HIS CASH REGISTER...WAITING. CYNTHIA BOWERS, CBS NEWS, LEBANON, INDIANA.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the Vatican urges Catholics to take sides on the same sex marriage issue.
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Also we'll tell you why the Postal Service expects its newest stamp to fly off the shelves.
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On the heels of President Bush's statement denouncing marriage between gays, the Vatican is also weighing in with ITS opposition.
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Today the Vatican is releasing a document that gives instructions to Catholic lawmakers to oppose gay marriages.
That, as the Catholic Church becomes increasingly concerned about legal recognition of same- sex unions gaining momentum in North America and Europe.
But yesterday President Bush rejected pressure to introduce same-sex marriage into U-S law.
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But some political leaders in other countries like Austria and Germany are denouncing the Vatican document, calling it narrow- minded and old- fashioned.
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A 16 year old lawsuit against televangelist Jim Bakker has earned a little bit of money for the 165 thousand people named in the class action.
After lawyer fees, they will split a total of SIX DOLLARS and 54 CENTS.
Meanwhile, their attorneys will get two-point-five MILLION dollars.
The plaintiffs each gave a thousand dollars for four- day vacation stays at a P-T-L resort that was never built near Charlotte.
An order issued July 24th by federal judge in North Carolina gives a California claims administrator a month to issue the checks.
Money for the settlement fund was placed there by former P-T-L accountants.
Bakker resigned from Praise The Lord ministries in 1987 after admitting he'd had an affair with a ministry secretary.
In 19-89, he was convicted in Charlotte of a wire and mail- fraud scheme.

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The Confederate forces of the South will get to experience a rare victory in Appomattox when hundreds of re-enactors recreate two important Civil War battles.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( For years, Appomattox County has simply relied on its name recognition to attract visitors.
But that's starting to change.
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In six weeks, the county will join the battle for the tourism dollar in earnest.
For two days these county-owned fields will host hundreds of Civil War re-enactors and thousands of history buffs and tourists.. in what's expected to be the largest ever re-enactment in central Virginia.
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They're already mapping out where the Battles of Chickamauga and Franklin will take place.. plans even call for artillery to torch an old house on the property.
The hope is the event will provide a spark for the county's tourism industry.
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((KEN ROWLETTE/EVENT ORGANIZER: WHILE YOU HAVE THE PARK, YOU NEED SOMETHING ELSE TO COMPLEMENT THE PARK AND REALLY THIS IS WHAT THE RE-ENACTMENT DOES. IF YOU HAVE BUILDINGS AND YOU HAVE MUSEUMS AND SO FORTH, I CALL IT A TRIPOD, THOSE ARE TWO LEGS OF THAT TRIPOD, RE-ENACTMENTS TO ME ARE THE THIRD LEG.))
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((BRETT THOMPSON/APPOMATTOX CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: IT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN NEVER TAKE AWAY FROM APPOMATTOX IS THE SURRENDER THAT TOOK PLACE HERE AND WE NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT FROM A COMMUNITY POINT OF VIEW AND WE PLAN TO.))
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Organizers hope visitors will take time to check out the rest of Appomattox as well.
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((RICH GUILD/EVENT ORGANIZER: AS A MATTER OF FACT, BECAUSE OF THIS REENACTMENT, THE HOTELS ARE ALREADY FILLING UP SO THERE'S A LOT HERE AND I THINK THE RE-ENACTMENT WILL BE A LOT OF FUN FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.))
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Events get underway September 12th.. fans of both the North and South are welcome.
Steve Smallshaw, News 7, Appomattox County. ))

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As we told you earlier, Governor Mark Warner is in Martinsville this afternoon to meet with some of the people who lost their jobs yesterday when Pillowtex announced it is closing its Fieldale factory.
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Rachel Cannon is with the Governor at the Virginia Employment Commision in Martinsville.
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Coming up after the break
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the man who discovered Elvis has died at the age of 80.
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He's credited for giving the King of Rock and Roll his first big break--
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Legendary record producer Sam Phillips has died.
Phillips passed away last night at a Memphis, Tennessee hospital.
Details of his death have not been released.
In 1952, Phillips founded Sun Records and helped launch the careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Sam Phillips was 80 years old.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 147 points. The NASDAQ has gained 33.

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There's more News 7 to come, Stay with us.
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A printer in Florida may be shedding some Crocodile tears this morning.
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The University of Florida-football media guide has a crocodile on the front not an alligator. Athletic Officials say they regret that a picture of a croc, not a gator made it onto the cover. A spokesman says several production companies helped with the design element. The mistake was not caught until after production.
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A commemorative stamp has been issued in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first flight.

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The U-S postal service unveiled the stamp at this year's E-A-A AirVenture Show, which the world's largest annual general aviation gathering.
The Wright Brothers stamp depicts the Kitty Hawk.
It also has a special AirVenture cancellation.
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((GREG ROBINSON/POSTMASTER:THIS ACTUALLY DEMONSTRATES OR ILLUSTRATES THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN EAA AND THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE AND MORE IMPORTANTLY IT REALLY EMPHASIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF AIR MAIL THE HISTORY OF AIR MAIL AND THE POSTAL SERVICE. ))
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As part of this year's tribute to the Wright Brothers, the E-A-A is building a replica of the Kitty Hawk and will fly it on December 17th in North Carolina, 100 years to the day after the first flight.
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