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Today on News 7 at 5, Roanoke authorities are looking for a missing man and wife.
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Also Governor Warner wants to spend a half billion dollars on education, but some people are not happy. We'll tell you why.
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Southside gets hit hard with rain today causing local flooding and rapid rises on the Dan River. Details ahead.

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A federal judicial nominee decides to end a long political battle.
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Washington prepares for a big party to welcome the start of the N-F-L season.
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Plus Brent Watts will send us a postcard.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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Roanoke police are looking for a husband and wife who've been missing since late last night.
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[Take Pinnacle Full]
John and Sara Crow are both in their 70's, and both have health problems.
The last time anyone saw them was at a store off Interstate 81 in Botetourt County.
Police say they were asking for directions back to the Pheasant Ridge Assisted Living Center.
Both need daily medications. Sara Crow has Alzheimer's disease; John Crow is suffering from dementia.
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Some higher education officials are not enthusiastic about Governor Mark Warner's intentions to provide 500 million dollars in K-through 12 funding. The money would help local schools meet the Standards of Quality.
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Today, Warner laid out his plan in Roanoke.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER; IN TOUGH TIMES, PEOPLE HAVE TO MAKE TOUGH CHOICES, AND MY CHOICE IS THAT EDUCATION HAS TO BE THE TOP PRIORITY IN TERMS OF MEETING OUR BASE ADEQUACY WHICH IS OUR STANDARDS OF QUALITY.))
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Warner says the state can afford the increase through projected revenue growth, and finding efficiencies in education and other state agencies. In fact Roanoke County is going to be one of three test localities in which state auditors will try to find savings. But some higher education officials say they are disappointed that Warner would embark on the K-through 12 spending without restoring funding to Virginia's colleges.
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((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT; I THINK THAT THE GRAVITY AND INTENSITY OF THE PROBLEMS WE FACE IN HIGHER EDUCATION MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO CUT, OR SAVE OUR WAY OUT OF THEM.))
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Warner also called for a program that would make high school seniors either get training in a job field, or start earning credits for college.
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Judicial Nominee Miguel Estrada takes his name out of contention for a seat on the U-S court of Appeals.
That after Senate democrats blocked Estrada's nomination through filibusters- keeping it from going to the Senate for a vote. It is the latest in a line of nominees that have been filibustered-
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Democrats say The President's nominees are too conservative-
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((CHARLES SCHUMER/D- NEW YORK: AS LONG AS THE ADMINISTRATION CONTINUES TO DO THIS WE WILL CONTINUE TO BLOCK THE JUDGE STHEY NOMINATE THAT ARE FAR BEYOND THE MAINSTREAM. OR FAIL TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.)) [butt to 1:15] ((SEN. ORRIN HATCH/R- UTAH: I DECRY THE SELECTIVE WAY THAT MIGUEL ESTRADA HAS BEEN TREATED IN COMPARISON TO THE OTHER NOMINEES WHO HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO THE FLOOR.))
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Republicans say when Democrats were in charge judicial nominees were never filibustered and they at least went to the Senate for a vote.

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Defense Secratary Donald Runsfeld is getting a first hand lesson in the problems faced by the U-S in Iraq.
He spent the day with some top brass there and he agrees the country needs more peacekeeping help and more money.

But NOT from the United States.
Jennifer Miller has more on the effort to find more help in Iraq.
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((IN HIS FIRST VISIT TO BAGHDAD SINCE SPRING ... DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD SAID IRAQ DOES NOT NEED MORE U-S TROOPS...IT NEEDS INTERNATIONAL HELP. THURSDAY HE MET WITH TWO MEN WHO'VE SPENT MONTHS IN THE COUNTRY.. U-S COMMANDER RICARDO SANCHEZ AND CIVILIAN ADMINSTRATOR PAUL BREMER. DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON IS LOOKING TO THE UNITED NATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL MANPOWER AND MONEY. BUT THE SECURITY COUNCIL APPEARS SPLIT. RUSSIA HINTS IT MIGHT CONSIDER SENDING PEACEKEEPERS AS PART OF AN INTERNATIONAL FORCE, BUT FRANCE AND GERMANY WANT THE U-N TO PLAY A LARGER ROLE AND GIVE IRAQIS MORE CONTROL... AND FAST. COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE "I don't sense from their statement that they said what exactly they are looking for or who they would turn it over to if we were turning it over right away." FOR NOW THE JOB SEEMS TOO BIG FOR IRAQIS TO HANDLE ON THEIR OWN. THESE NEW POLICE OFFICERS ARE NEARLY AS MUCH A TARGET FOR REBELS AS U-S TROOPS. AND LIKE CLOCKWORK...SOLDIERS CAME UNDER FIRE AGAIN THURSDAY WHILE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTED BOMBS MAKERS IN SADDAM HUSSEIN'S HOMETOWN OF TIKRIT. STANDUP CLOSE: ALTHOUGH THE U-S IS ASKING FOR MORE INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT ... IT IS UNWILLING TO GIVE UP OVERALL CONTROL .............ETC. JENNIFER MILLER CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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A judge has helped McDonalds remove a heavy burden. We'll tell you how after the break.
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Plus a new survey says smokers are having more health problems than previously thought.
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The federal government says about eight-point-six MILLION Americans have chronic illnesses related to smoking.
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The first national estimate says about ten percent of current and former smokers have chronic smoking-related diseases. The figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are based on a national telephone survey.
Half of the ill current smokers report having chronic bronchitis. A quarter said they had emphysema. One percent said they had lung cancer.
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The claim that fast food restaurants are to blame for fat children is apparently not a very strong claim at all.
A federal judge throws out a lawsuit blaming McDonalds for making its customers fat.
The U-S District Judge said the plaintiffs in the class action suit did not show that the fast food chain misled consumers to believe its food was nutritious and part of a healthy diet.

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Airport security officials across the country are seizing a record number of prohibited items from passengers trying to board planes.
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Since the Transportation Security Administration started screening passengers, over 8 million potential weapons have been intercepted at airport checkpoints.
That includes 15-hundred guns and two-and-a-half million knives.
T-S-A officials say they are concerned about the increase but do not think it signals a rise in terrorist activity.


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((CHRIS RHATIGAN/TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION: FOR THE MOST PART WE BELIEVE IT IS INADVERTENT ERROR ON THE PART OF HONEST LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO DO, MAKE SURE THAT CITIZENS REMAIN IN THAT LAW ABIDING CATEGORY AND DON'T HAVE TO TALK TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. TOM DAVIS/TSA, FEDERAL SECURITY DIRECTOR: THE FURTHER WE GET FROM 9-11 WE SORTA FORGET OR LET OUR GUARD DOWN MAYBE. THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE TODAY. WE WANT TO GET THE MESSAGE OUT THAT THESE ARE DANGEROUS ITEMS. ))
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Officials say most of the items they seize are destroyed.
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A growing number of communities are joining the call for rail improvements along Interstate 81.
Today, a group of rail advocates encouraged the state to heed that advice, as plans for an I-81 upgrade move forward.
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Members of the citizens group, Rail Solution, believe rail improvements could divert a significant percentage of freight now carried by trucks.
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And they fear, the state is discounting that option as officials consider two plans for widening the interstate.
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((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: I THINK THIS IDEA OF THE ENDORSEMENTS, THESE RESOLUTIONS, ALL UP AND DOWN I-81 WITH ALL THE LOCALITIES OR 24 OF THEM IS VERY IMPORTANT TO SHOW PUBLIC SUPPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT THIS HAS BROAD BASED SUPPORT NOT ONLY IN WESTERN VIRGINIA, NOTY ONLY ALONG THE I-81 CORRIDOR, BUT THERE'S BROAD SUPPORT ALL OVER THE COMMONWEALTH.))

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Roanoke Senator John Edwards hopes to win General Assembly approval for a state rail authority that would help to finance the track improvements.
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Up next on the the newscast, Brent Watts show us a unique postcard collection in Ferrum...
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Before the days of email, travelers to the Blue Ridge Mountains used postcards to keep in touch with family and friends. An antique postcard exhibit in Ferrum is offering an historic view of Southwest Virginia's many unique people, symbols and attractions. Brent Watts has more.
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Coming up today in Sports, Travis Wells will preview tonight's Redskins game.
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Also we'll tell you how one hotel chain is helping people deal with their guilty consciences.
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On Wall Street today, the NASDAQ extended its longest winning streak in more than three years. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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(( THE STOCK MARKET IS KEEPING THE SEPTEMBER RALLY ALIVE..AND TECH STOCKS ONCE AGAIN LED THE CHARGE.
THE DOW ROSE 19 POINTS
THE NASDAQ MOVED UP 16
A FORMER TOP ECONOMIST AT GOLDMAN SACHS IS ACCUSED OF INSIDER TRADING. FEDERAL PROSECUTORS CLAIM 44 YEAR OLD JOHN YOUNGDAHL ILLEGALLY TRADED ON CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT'S PLAN TO STOP SELLING 30 YEAR BONDS. Goldman itself agreed to pay more than $9 million to settle charges by the SEC that it failed to stop traders from buying on the news.
UNEMPLOYMENT LINES ARE GETTING LONGER.. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits edged back above the 400,000 level .. more evidence that the labor market remains weak.
Tax-rebate checks and back-to-school needs provided a boost the tonation's retailers last month.. overall retail sales jumped 5 percent in august led by walmart and target.
mortgage rates are on the rise again. The rate on a 30 year loan rose to 6.44 percent this week that's the highet since july of 2002
track all the after the bell action at cbs.mw.com... In New York, I'm Alexis Christoforous
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Are you ready for some football? Ready or not, the NFL Season kicks off tonight.
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Before the Redskins and Jets play tonight- fans are taking part in a football festival on the National mall to help kick off the season.
This afternoon children tried their hand at pretending to be a pro- player.
This is the first time so much of the National mall has been used to promote a commercial sporting event.
Tonight stars will take the stage including Britney Spears, Aerosmith and other performers in a concert to honor America's servicemen and women.
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((WHAT I GATHER TO GET OUT OF THIS IS THE UNITY. THE BOND BETWEEN THE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE APPRECIATING THE SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN ACROSS THE WORLD.)) ((IT'S REALLY AMAZING. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BOOST A LOT OF MORALE.))
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Some 25 thousand members of the militaryand their families are expected.
Those in uniform will be closest to the stage.
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The Beltway may be a little more crowded than usual tonight Jean. Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your Thursday ticker, which starts just outside the nation's capital where the Redskins are set to host the Jets in primetime.

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There won't be any love lost between the two teams. That's because Skins owner Daniel Snyder raided the Jets during offseason free agency. Five former Jets will suit up tonight in the burgundy and gold.
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While Virginia travels to Columbia this weekend to battle South Carolina, elsewhere around the ACC Florida State battles Maryland in Tallahassee in a crucial early season conference tilt.
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The Seminoles are coming off an impressive 37-OH drubbing of North Carolina. Embattled quarterback Chris Rix ran for two short touchdowns and threw for another. Last year, Rix lost the confidence of the team and his starting job but he has earned both back this year.
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Maryland, reeling after a loss to unranked Northern Illinois, is well aware of Rix's maturity under center.
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Weather permitting, the Nascar Craftsman Truck Series will hit the action track in Richmond tonight for the running of the Virginia is for Lovers 200. Tonight will mark the 3rd truck race of Tony Stewart's career and Stewart is the defending race champ.
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That's it for the ticker. Coming up at six, news from Blacksburg as a Hokie receiver plans to leave the program. We'll see you then everybody.

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Now that the big summer vacation season is over, a national hotel chain is turning its attention to towels.
The hotel industry says it loses a hundred million dollars a year to stolen towels.
Now Holiday Inn wants to ease the guilt of those who lifted their linens.
Sean Callebs reports.
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((WE ALL KNOW ALL HOTEL TOWELS DONT END UP ON THE FLOOR..OR IN THE WASHROOM. SOME HAVE A HABIT OF WINDING UP WITH GUESTS... AND THAT ISN'T ALL. Some of the items taken are..shampoos.. towels..hangers..robes. IT ALL SEEMS INNOCENT ENOUGH... Today, it is about a 100-million dollar problem.. but we're an industry that does roughly 103 billion dollars in revenue. SO A TOWEL HERE AND THERE WON'T BANKRUPT THEM. ONE MAJOR CHAIN IS TRYING TO PLAY ON OUR GUILT. HOLIDAY INN TOUTED 'TOWEL AMNESTY DAY'... YOU DON'T HAVE TO GIVE THE TOWEL BACK. IT SIMPLY OFFERS PEOPLE A CHANCE TO E-MAIL THEIR STORY, PURGING THEIR SOUL OF THE HORROR OF PINCHING AN ITEM. IN SOME CASES, IT TRIGGERED REPRESSED MEMORIES ..LIKE A WOMAN FROM NEW YORK. She said..I remember --when the puppies were born..when I was six years old putting them on a holiday inn towel. FOR EACH STORY ..THE CHAIN DONATES A DOLLAR TO A CHILDREN'S CHARITY. AS FAR AS THE HOTELS GO.. THEY KNOW THE PILFERING WON'T END. SO, KEEP THE SOAP AND SHAMPOO...BUT If you walk away with the iron, and ironing board.. we might come after you.. THE ONLY AMNESTY THERE..MAY BE AN EXTRA CHARGE ON YOUR BILL. IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE, I'M SEAN CALLEBS. ))
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