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Agents who once worked for Saddam Hussein were working as guards at U-N headquarters in Baghdad.
Now authorities wonder if they played a role in this week's deadly bombing.
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And some national guard soldiers are coming home to Lynchburg tomorrow after nearly nine months in Cuba.
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Hazy sunshine with scattered showers and storms developing during the afternoon. Some of these storms could be on the strong to severe side. I'll have your weekend forecast.

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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Investigators looking into the U-N bombing in Iraq believe some of the guards there MAY have helped in the deadly attack.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
In other developments-- a group in Iraq CLAIMED to have taken two U-S soldiers captive.
But military officials say that's NOT true.
Both are safe and accounted for.
One of them had apparently lost his I-D.
That, as the investigation into the bombing that claimed more than 20 lives continues.
Drew Levinson is at the United Nations with the latest.
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If this week's bombing of the U-N headquarters in Baghdad was indeed an inside job--then the focus shifts to how those people who allegedly committed the crime came to work there.
It turns out the UN hired many of the same guards who one worked as agents for Saddam's Secret Service. They had reported on U-N activities before the war.
Now the FBI is interrogating them.
Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik who is in Iraq to rebuild the police force says at first some of the guards refused to cooperate with authorities.
Adding to the insider theory is the location and timing of the explosion. The bomb went off near a top-level meeting that had just gotten under way.
Right now these are the men who say they're behind the attack.
In this videotape released recently they call themselves the army of Mohammad and vowed to strike the US.
In a statement yesterday the group claims it planted the one-thousand ton truck bomb and will fight anyone who cooperates with the US military including Arab governments.

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)


THE UNITED NATIONS CONTINUES TO STRESS IT WILL NOT GIVE UP ITS MISSION OF RECONSTRUCTION IN IRAQ--BUT IT WILL DO IT WITH A LOT FEWER PEOPLE, AT LEAST FOR THE MOMENT, ONE UN OFFICIAL SAYS STAFF THERE WILL BE CUT IN HALF BY TOMORROW.

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In Baghdad today--there was more evidence of anti-American sentiment and more concern for US troops.

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At Friday prayers--there were young children dressed in white--claiming if asked-- they were ready to be martyrs.
Just another another problem in a country where problems have become the norm.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, The United Nations. ))

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American troops in Afghanistan have suffered another casualty.
The military says a special operations soldier has been killed in action in eastern Afghanistan.
The death is being described as a ''hostile fire incident'', but there are no other details.
About eleven-thousand-500 troops in the U-S- led coalition are still in Afghanistan, searching for remnants of the Taliban regime and its allies.

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Virginia Army National Guard soldiers from Lynchburg will return tomorrow afternoon after almost nine months at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The first 25 soldiers of the 116th Infantry's 2nd Battalion are scheduled to arrive at the Lynchburg Armory around one.
The returning soldiers are among about 330 soldiers of the battalion who were deployed to Guantanamo Bay in December.
The battalion's remaining soldiers should return to the state late next month.
The soldiers provided security at the U-S base, where enemy combatants are being held and interrogated.

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The regional water authority being formed by Roanoke City and County is expected to be up and running by next July.
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City Council and the Board of Supervisors met today to more clearly define the shape the authority will take. Members still need to pick a name for the panel and decide how many people will be appointed to serve. They're also considering the authority's responsibilities.
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Hodge says the authority may also manage storm water. Informational meetings for the public are expected to start in September.

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The U-S-A Patriot Act has come under fire from civil libertarians who say the law sacrifices personal freedoms in the name of fighting terrorism.
But U-S Attorney John Brownlee says opposition to the law has been fueled by misunderstanding.
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Attorney General John Ashcroft faced protests this week as he launched a month- long campaign to defend the controversial law.
This morning on News 7, John Brownlee said the patriot act is an important tool against terrorism that includes significant safeguards.
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((FOR INSTANCE TO GET A WIRETAP, TO GET A SEARCH WARRANT UNDER THE PATRIOT ACT, A FEDERAL JUDGE MUST APPROVE IT. AND A LOT OF TIMES THAT GETS LOST IN ALL THE NOISE IN THE BACKGROUND ABOUT THE PATRIOT ACT.))
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The American Civil Liberties Union is a leading critic of the Patriot Act. News 7 is making arrangements with Virginia ACLU officials to present their point of view next week.

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Drug enforcement agent Timothy Workman will spend five years in prison for shooting and killing Keith Bailey in a restaurant parking lot last year.
Jennifer Wishon has more.
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((Timothy Workman was convicted of manslaughter October of last year. The jury recommended he serve six years and nine months in prison, but a Roanoke judge reduced that to five.
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Michael Patterson says he's plagued by nightmares about his brother's murder.
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Timothy Workman was a Drug Enforcement Officer working out of Texas when he came to Roanoke on assignment. While leaving a local bar, he and Bailey exchanged words, Workman's gun was exposed and Bailey was shot. The disagreement surrounds how those shots were fired.
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Workman is a graduate of West Point and served several tours of duty in the military. A past the defense brought up, arguing prison is no place for a man of Workman's caliber. But Michael Patterson says his brother was also a good man who dedicated himself to making other people happy.
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After sentencing Workman's attorney immediately filed an appeal.
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Workman walked out of court on bond. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))
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A former employee of a Roanoke doctor may testify against him in his criminal trial. We'll have that story after the break.
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Plus authorities in West Virginia try to put a face on a possible sniper suspect.
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Police in Charleston, West Virginia have released a composite sketch of a man wanted for questioning in connection with three sniper- style killings at convenience stores.
As Thalia Assuras reports, authorities also say tests now prove the bullets that killed all three victims came from the same gun.
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POLICE IN CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA (Take sketch ACCOM) HAVE RELEASED A COMPOSITE SKETCH OF A MAN WANTED FOR QUESTIONING IN CONNECTION WITH THREE SNIPER-STYLE KILLINGS AT GAS STATION CONVENIENT STORES . AS NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT THALIA ASSURAS REPORTS, AUTHORITIES ALSO SAY TESTS NOW PROVE THAT THE BULLETS WHICH KILLED THE THREE VICTIMS WERE ALL FIRED BY THE SAME GUN.

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It does positively link the three bullets together. They all three came from the same weapon.
MORE THAN 10 DAYS AFTER THE SNIPER SPREE BEGAN, ALL THREE DEATHS HAVE BEEN CONCLUSIVELY LINKED AFTER PAINSTAKING BALLISTICS TESTS ON A BADLY DAMAGED BULLET FROM THE FIRST SHOOTING.

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Now that we know it came from the same weapon, we've got a direction to go in.
INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL HOPING TO JOG SOMEONE'S MEMORY WITH COMPUTER-GENERATED IMAGES OF THE FORD 15O PICKUP TRUCK THEY'RE SEARCHING FOR. THE GRAPHICS MIMIC THE GAS STATION CONVENIENCE STORE OUTLETS WHERE THE MURDERS TOOK PLACE.

(STANDUP) THERE COULD BE THOUSANDS OF THOSE PICKUPS ON WEST VIRGINIA'S

ROADS. MORE THAN 2,600 WERE SOLD HERE LAST YEAR. THEY'RE ALSO POPULAR AMONG THIEVES, RANKING AS THE SECOND MOST STOLEN VEHICLE IN THE STATE.
COMPLICATING THE INVESTIGATION FURTHER WERE REPORTS OF GUNFIRE LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT YET ANOTHER AREA GAS STOP -- AND MINUTES LATER, THE PATROL CAR CHASE OF A PICKUP TRUCK. OFFICIALS SAY THE TWO WERE NOT CONNECTED AND THE HUNT FOR A BULLET AT THE LATEST LOCATION CAME UP EMPTY.

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so far we have not come up with the physical evidence to determine if it was actually a shot that took place or if it was just a noise they heard.
AND THAT MAY BE PART OF THE PROBLEM TOO - THE PUBLIC SO ON EDGE, THAT SOLVING THE SNIPER MURDERS IS BECOMING A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT.

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(142025) people are edgy. people are jumpy. there's no question about

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AND THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT PEOPLE HERE ARE HOPING THIS MYSTERY WILL BE SOLVED SOON -- SO THAT THEIR STATE CAN GO BACK TO BOASTING ABOUT ONE OF THE LOWEST CRIME RATES IN THE COUNTRY. THALIA ASSURAS, CBS NEWS, CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA. ))

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Arson is suspected in a massive fire that broke out at a car dealership early this morning in southern California.
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Two separate blazes broke out an an Auto Mall in Covina, California.
Authorities say the fires look suspicious because there was graffiti on several vehicles.
The spraypainted slogans read: "I love Pollution","Fat, Lazy Americans", and"Greedy Little Pigs."
Firefighters are still trying to put out the fire.
So far, there are no reports of injuries or damage to any nearby residential properties.
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A member of Dr. Cecil Knox's staff has pled guilty to charges related to her time at the office.
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Tiffany Durham worked for Doctor Knox for nine years. She now admits there were things going on in the office that were improper- -even illegal- -things she knew about but failed to report to authorities.
Since her indictment, the 29-year old medical assistant has provided prosecutors a lot of information.
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((JEFF DORSEY/DURHAM'S ATTORNEY: SHE WILL CONTINUE TO COOPERATE WITH THE GOVERNMENT. Keith Humphry/NEWS 7: Meaning she might be called to testify against Dr. Knox? I TRUST THAT SHE WILL BE CALLED TO TESTIFY.))
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The trial begins the Monday after Labor Day. Durham will be sentenced once it's over.
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Some students from the Virginia Military Institute received a history lesson yesterday.
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Both rats and cadets made their annual trek to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford to learn more about the legacy of the men who fought on D-Day.
Tour guides pointed out highlights of the memorial and D-Day veterans were on hand to share their stories of that day in June of 1944.
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((ANTHONY PETERS/VMI FIRST CLASSMAN: WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT A LOT OF THESE MEN WHO FOUGHT ON D-DAY WERE CITIZEN-SOLDIERS, THEY LEARNED SOME MORE HISTORY ABOUT WHAT THEY COULD POSSIBLY BE GETTING THEMSELVES INTO IN THE FUTURE AND JUST AN APPRECIATION OF THE SACRIFICE THAT THESE MEN MADE.))
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The freshmen also watched the opening sequence of the movie "Saving Private Ryan", which depicted the D-Day invasion.
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It's been 28 years since the end of the Vietnam War.
Now there's a new olive branch that's been extended-- with wings.
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For the first time in history, a Vietnam Airlines jet touched down on American soil, at the San Francisco International Airport.
The jumbo jet is the first of four Vietnam Airlines is buying from Boeing at a price tag of 700- million dollars.
It's the first purchase made since trade relations between the two countries resumed two years ago.
Not only is Vietnam hoping to attract more American tourists, it's hungry for U-S investments, as well.
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Up next, it was a case of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner last night as a Japanese official shows up with an unusual date.
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Plus we'll tell you why hanging out took on a different meeting for one Texas motorist.
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The phrase "Hang On" holds new meaning for a man whose delivery truck was stolen in Texas during rush hour yesterday.
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The driver was trying to fill up at a Shell station, when a Hispanic man allegedly jumped into his truck and took off.
But the driver refused to let him steal his vehicle that easily--
He jumped onto the driver's side door, and hung on for dear life.
The truck finally collided with a pick- up, forcing the man to jump off.
However, the chase continued until the stolen truck slammed into several other vehicles, as the suspect tried to push through traffic.
The suspect was arrested, and the delivery truck driver appears to be okay after his rough ride.
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Robots can function a lot like humans, but do they have good table manners?
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Asimo, Japan's top humanoid robot, put its social graces to the test last night.
The Prime Minister of Japan, who's a bachelor, brought the robot as his date to a state dinner in the Czech capital of Prague.
The Czech Republic is said to be the birthplace of the word "robot."
The term is attributed to the play "R-U-R, Rossum's Universal Robots," written in 19-20 by a Czech writer.
It's believed to be the first modern usage of the now common term.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN seven points. The NADAQ has gained five.

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Coming today in sports, the ECHL is ready to skate off the rink and onto a picket line.
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And football season draws near with a look at the Floyd county Buffaloes in today's friday football extra preseason highlight.
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A strike in the ECHL is closer to reality after the player's union voted to strike.
The talks between the union and the league's owners are at an impasse after three months of negotiations.
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In trying to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, the union has proposed revenue sharing where a visiting team would get 20 percent of a game's gate.
That idea was rejected as was a luxury tax.
Still, teams are confident that a deal will get done.
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Ironically, news of a strike comes on the heels of the Express launching its most aggressive marketing campaign in the history of the club.

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The cameras are focused on the Floyd County Buffaloes in today's Friday Football Extra preseason watch.
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Coach Winfred Beale welcomes back 11 starters from last year's club, including 7 on defense and four more on offense.
The Buffs went 11 and 1 last season, a year after reaching the state championship game.
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And don't forget, tonight at seven we have our 20th anniversary special.
It is a look back at the last 19 years and a look ahead to the upcoming season.
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Then at eight, we'll have preseason football as the Miami Dolphins take on the Atlanta Falcons.
Of course the Falcons will have to shift gears as they start the season without quarterback Micheal Vick.
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