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A denial today from a man who's calling himself Saddam Hussein.
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The new audiotape has aired on Al-Jazeera television, denying that Friday's deadly bombing in Iraq was the work of Saddam loyalists.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a wanted pedophile who skipped parole this summer in Roanoke is back in custody.


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Our Labor Day weather will bring a little of everything for the cookout. Some sunshine, a few dashes of humidity and top it of with a scattered shower or thunderstorm. I'll have your forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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A new audio tape has surfaced, claimed to be the voice of Saddam Hussein.
This time, the speaker is denying any involvement in Friday's deadly bombing in Iraq.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Saddam hasn't been seen for months, but we are apparently hearing from him again.
Jennifer Miller has more on what's supposedly a new message from the former Iraqi leader.
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[SUPER=01-Lt. Marty Bishop/Coalition Forces; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=Miller, CBS News, Washington.]

(( JENNIFER'S LIVE INTRO: THE ARABIC TELEVISION STATION ... AL JAZEERA ... BROKE INTO PROGRAMMING TODAY TO AIR WHAT IT PURPORTED IS AN AUDIO TAPE FROM SADDAM HUSSEIN. THE FORMER LEADER ... NOW IN HIDING ... ADDRESSES IRAQIS AS BRAVE MUJAHADEEN AND MUJAHIDAAT.

(NATS OF SADDAM TAPE W/ PHOTO)

NO LONGER IN POWER ... IRAQI LEADER SADDAM HUSSEIN IS STILL TRYIING TO BE THE VOICE OF LEADERSHIP.

(POP NATS OF TAPE)

TODAY AL JAZEERA TELEVISION AIRED AN AUDIO TAPE SAID TO BE FROM THE OUSTED PRESIDENT. HE REFERS TO LAST WEEK'S CAR BOMBING IN NAJAF THAT KILLED 125 PEOPLE INCLUDING U-S ALLY AND SHIITE LEADER MOHAMMA BAQIR AL-HAKIM. REFUSING TO ACCEPT BLAME FOR THE ATTACK, THE VOICE SAYS, "THE INFIDEL INVADERS ARE ACCUSING, WITHOUT PROOF, THE FOLLOWERS OF SADDAM HUSSEIN." BUT FORCES LOYAL TO THE SHIITE LEADER HAVE TAKEN A SENIOR BA'ATH PARTY MEMBER -- SUSPECTED IN THE EXPLOSION -- INTO CUSTODY.

(NATS OF MOURNING)

SUNDAY, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MOURNERS HONORED THE MUSLIM CLERIC AS HIS FUNERAL PROCESSION ARRIVED IN THE SHIITE HOLY CITY OF KARBALA. IN ANGUISH ... THEY CHANTED AND BEAT THEIR CHESTS TO A SOMBER RYTHM.

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ELSEWHERE IN IRAQ, COALTION FORCES HUNTING FOR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION HAVE FOUND ONLY LOADS OF CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION.
SOT: FIRST LIEUTENANT MARTY BISHOP: : '"We closed down the bunkers and

did catch people in the mouth trying to get away, got 35 in this bunker over here." BUT STILL NO WORD ON WHERE SADDAM MIGHT BE. YET ONE, PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN, GROUP IS CLAIMING HIM AS ITS GUEST AND PROMISING DEATH TO FOREIGN TROOPS WHO JOIN COALITION FORCES IN IRAQ.
STANDUP CLOSE: TODAY'S TAPE SPEAKS SPECIFICALLY TO THE NAJAF CAR BOMBING, BUT MAKES NO REFERENCE TO JORDANIAN EMBASSY BOMBING OR ATTACK AT THE U-N LAST MONTH. INVESTIGATORS SUSPECT BOTH OF THEM MIGHT HAVE BEEN COMMITEED BY SADDAM'S FOLLOWERS. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
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And from the same part of the world, Israel is again on the offensive against Hamas militants.
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At least one person is dead and 26 others are injured after Israeli helicopters fired four missiles at a car in Gaza City today. Witnesses say there were three militants in the car, and at least one got away.
Israel has been targeting Hamas in missile attacks ever since a suicide bombing that killed nearly two dozen people on a bus in Jerusalem two weeks ago.
14- Palestinians, including 10 Hamas members, have been killed in the recent series of strikes.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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After agreeing to compensate the families of victims in the 19-88 bombing of a Pan Am Flight over Scotland, Libya has reached an agreement with victims of ANOTHER airliner explosion.
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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi announced yesterday that his country will pay the families of those who died in the 19-89 bombing of a U-T-A jet.
Libya had earlier paid 33 million dollars to the families of the 170 victims.
A French court convicted six Libyans in the bombing.
But France sought more compensation after Libya agreed to pay two-point-seven billion dollars to the families of the victims of the Pan Am bombing.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Here in Virginia, the U-S Marshal's office expects to have a wanted pedophile back in its custody within a few days. Tony Leyva jumped parole from Roanoke in July, and kept out of sight until this past weekend.
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Leyva was convicted of conspiring to molest dozens of young boys back in 1988. He did time in both federal and state prison, before he was paroled in Roanoke. Authorities say he fled to Haiti and that's where he was captured Saturday.
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((G. WAYNE PIKE/US MARSHAL: OF COURSE HE HAS THE RIGHT TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING, BUT I WOULD THINK IT'S PROBABLY A FORGONE CONCLUSION HE'LL BE BACK TO FEDERAL PRISON TO SERVE THE REMAINDER OF THE TIME HE HAS TO SERVE.))
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If he does return to jail, officials say he'll serve nine years. Haitian officials have charged Leyva with false identity, and they expect to return him to the U-S within the next few days.
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A Roanoke woman remains in fair condition at last check, after a weekend fire damaged her home.
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Gerl Dillon is currently being treated at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Fire crews were called to her house yesterday at Stewart Avenue and 18th Street. Fire officials are now working to determine what started the blaze.
Dillon's daughter tells us the family was having some problems with an electrical outlet, but firefighters have NOT said if the fire was electrical in nature.
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Another Sunday fire, this one in northeast Roanoke County, was brief but destructive. Two sports cars and a B-M-W were damaged in the fire on Greenway Drive, and the garage was a total loss.
Damage is estimated at 78-thousand dollars. Investigators say the fire started when a man was working on his motorcycle, and when he took the gas tank off, a spark from battery ignited the blaze.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Remembering a legendary tough guy. Still ahead, the life and death of Charles Bronson.
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And the latest on a strange bank holdup. The robber claimed someone strapped him with explosives .. then he blew up.


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A private funeral is planned for the man who left his mark on Hollywood one of the original tough guys--
Actor Charles Bronson died over the weekend at the age of 81.
Carter Evans takes a look back at Bronson's memorable career.
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Authorities are searching for clues in the bizarre death of a pizza delivery man.
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Last Thursday, Brian Wells was supposed to be making a delivery, when he turned up at a bank in Erie, Pennsylvania with a bomb strapped to his chest.
When police arrived, Wells begged for help, suggesting that he'd been forced to wear the explosive device.
Then without warning-- the bomb went off-- killing Wells instantly.
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[IN Q=The police acted propertly.]

((KEN MCCABE/FBI SPECIAL AGENT: THE POLICE ACTED PROPERLY. THEY WERE NOT SPECIALLY TRAINED TO DEAL WITH EXPLOSIVES. THE FIRST PRIORITY WAS TO PROTECT INNOCENT LIVES AND THEY DID EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO DO. ))
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Now authorities have another mystery on their hands.
One of Well's co-workers, Robert Pinetti, was found dead yesterday in his home.
An autopsy is scheduled for today.
Authorities still haven't determined whether the two incidents are connected.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Looking for something to do today? Still ahead, details on two events for the holiday.
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And tens of thousands of Tech fans have plenty to celebrate today, now that Hokie season has returned.
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College football is back, and Virginia Tech football fans can now focus on the game. It was quite an off-season for Tech.
First the school filed suit against the Atlantic Coast Conference, and then later it joined the ACC. But as Jennifer Wishon reports, fans say what matters now is on the field -- or just outside it.
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((SECRET RECIPE, CHICKEN BARBECUE.))
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Paul Marin and his family showed up six hours before the Hokie's season opener Sunday. Games give three generation's of Marin's family an excuse to get together, but that time doesn't come without its own set of rules.
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((PAUL SIEGEL: SOMETIMES THE GRANDCHILDREN SAY NOW WHEN YOU'RE GOING TO SIT WITH GRANDPA, OR THEY CALL MY PAPPY, HE HAS RULES. YOU DON'T BOO, ET CETERA. AND THEY ALL KNOW WHAT THE RULES ARE.))
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Many alumni can remember when game- day parking was free, but these days one of these Golden Hokie slots set you back 2,000 bucks.
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((MAN HOWLING)) Fans still traveled from far and wide for a chance to watch the Hokies kick off their season.
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[IN Q=These two are]

((ROB BLUMEL: THESE TWO ARE FROM CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, WE LIVE IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, WE HAVE ONE FROM RICHMOND AND ONE FROM CHARLOTTE.))
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While some carefully applied their war paint, young quarterbacks put on their game faces and warmed up their arms.
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((MAN WITH GOBBLER HAT)) The clouds threatened rain, traffic flowed smoothly, giving tailgaters time to get set for the game.
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[IN Q=We try and do a theme]

((ANGELA KING: WE TRY AND DO A THEME FOR EACH TAILGATE AND OF COURSE FLORIDA SEEMED KIND OF WARM AND TROPICAL ALTHOUGH TODAY ISN'T EXACTLY LIKE THAT.))
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But from the very elaborate, to the most frugal efforts, everyone had the same thing on their minds.
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((GO HOKIES, GO HOKIES))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: TECH ATHLETIC OFFICIALS MADE PLENTY OF OFF SEASON NEWS THIS YEAR WHEN THEY FOUGHT TO KEEP THE BIG EAST CONFERENCE INTACT AND LATER ENDED UP JOINING THE ACC. BUT FANS TODAY AREN'T CONCERNED WITH CONFERENCES. THEY'RE JUST READY FOR THE SEASON TO START.))
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((ANGELA KING: UM, YEAH, IT MEANS YOU'VE GOT TO GET HURT EARLY, YOU'RE READY TO PARTY, YOU BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND OF COURSE IT'S EXCITEMENT, YOU KNOW WE'RE READY TO START A NEW SEASON, HEADING FOR A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.))
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National Championship or not, fans say hats off to the Hokies. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Blacksburg.))


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Stock markets are closed for the Labor Holiday. They'll reopen tomorrow. [tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
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One day, and one last chance to make the playoffs. Still ahead in sports, the Avalanche can really use one last win.
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And for the Hokies, it was a first win.
Mike Stevens has plenty of highlights and reaction from Lane Stadium when we return.
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Virginia Tech is off to a running start .. and a passing one. The Hokies put 49 points on the board yesterday in a season-opening victory over Central Florida. Mike Stevens has the highlights.
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The Virginia Cavaliers will get back to business today in preparation for Saturday's contest at South Carolina.


Coach Al Groh said in a teleconference last night that while Matt Schaub's injured shoulder felt more comfortable yesterday, the senior signal caller will not play against South Carolina.
That means that Anthony Martinez will get his first career start.
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Schaub will undergo more tests today and it is unclear how long he will be out of action.


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It's down to the final day of the regular season for the Salem Avalanche, and the Avs are still in the playoff chase.

Last night's 7 to 6 win over Lynchburg, coupled with a Kinston loss to Myrtle Beach, leave Salem and Kinston dead even in the Carolina League's Southern Division. The Avalanche hosts Lynchburg tonight at 7-05.


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You still have a few hours left to catch some of the region's Labor Day events.
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In Hillsville, organizers of the 36th annual Flea Market and Gun Show expect about 500 thousand people in all before this holiday weekend is over. That's compared to the town's normal population is only about 29 hundred. The show draws antique and gun dealers along with other flea market vendors, and it wraps up today at 4.
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And the hours are starting to count down for an annual tradition at Roanoke County's Explore Park.
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Music is just one of many things that make up the eighth annual Appalachian Folk Festival.
The three-day event celebrates the traditions of western Virginia's Appalachian heritage.
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((ROGER ELLMORE/EXPLORE PARK: WE GOT A LOT OF ACTIVITY IN THE NATIVE AMERICA AREA. WE HAVE A NATIVE AMERICAN DRUM ROAST, WE HAVE A LOT OF ACTIVITIES GOING ON IN THE 1740'S WITH MUSIC AND CRAFTS, AND A LOT OF THINGS FOR FAMILIES AND KIDS TO DO ALL THROUGH THE PARK.))
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The event usually attracts anywhere from two to five thousand people depending on the weather.
The folk festival happens rain or shine... and continues today until five.
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