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Law enforcement officers go after alleged firearms offenders in early morning raid on a Roanoke home.
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And two deaths hit the entertainment world hard.
We remember the careers of singer Johnny Cash and actor John Ritter.
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Clouds move back into the forecast with the threat of a few rain showers. What will the weekend bring and more on Isabel. Your forecast's coming up.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Officials with a new task force conducted a raid on a Roanoke home this morning.
The U-S Attorney's office says it's goal is to make city neighborhoods safer.
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Jennifer Wishon is in downtown Roanoke with more.
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He was a country music legend and an American cultural icon.
Now, Johnny Cash is dead at the age of 71.
He was suffering from complications from diabetes.
Drew Levinson looks back at the career of the artist who always kicked off his concerts with one simple line.
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((Natsnd.Hello, My name is Johnny Cash
That was his signature greeting...but it really wasn't necessary for generations of country music fans who flocked to hear his music.

(natz singing...a Boy named Sue)


Cashs career spanned five decades - his raspy, gravelly voice, singing the cause of the down and out:
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(Natsnd I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down.I wear it

for the prisoner who as long paid for his crime.)
He came to be known as the Man in Black, an image enhanced by his interest in prisoner rights and frequent concerts to inmates. But contrary to popular belief, Cash NEVER SPENT time as a prisoner.
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Born into poverty in 1932 with six siblings in rural Arkansas, he began writing songs and poetry at age 12.

(Nat thats the day I was born in that old sharecroppers one room

shack)
Following his service in the Air Force, Cash was signed by Sun Records in 1954 when his first record became a number 2 hit.(nat pop Cry, Cry Cry)
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Cash also had a dark side, including drug addictions that he battled with the help of his second wife June Carter Cash.

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But his career always thrived...the awards...the accolades and grammys...kept rolling in ...America could never get enough of the man in Black. ))

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The death of a well-known comic actor is causing shock and disbelief.
Actor John Ritter, best known as Jack on "Three's Company," died last night from a heart problem.
He was only 54, but as Susan McGinnis reports, he made America laugh for decades.
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A company is bringing 500 more jobs to Henry County.
Martinsville officials say NewRoads will hire the workers for its call and distribution centers.
That increases its holiday staff to 14 hundred, making NewRoads Henry County's largest employer.
The entry-level jobs will pay seven-fifty per hour.
According to the Virginia Employment Commission, Henry County had a 16-point-1 percent unemployment rate in July, while Martinsville posted a jobless rate of 11-point-9 percent.

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Goodyear workers in Danville vote on a proposed three-year contract today.
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They're the last of the 14 union locals to vote on the proposal. The Steelworkers Union expects to have a final count over the weekend and probably release the results on Monday. Workers at the Danville plant know their votes CAN make a difference. Six years ago, their local cast the deciding vote in favor of a new contract. Members can vote until 8:30 tonight at the Local 831 union hall in Providence, North Carolina.
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Coming up next on the newscast, American forces kill several Iraqi police officers in a friendly fire incident.
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Also tensions are rising between the U-S and Israel over efforts to expell Yasser Arafat.
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A friendly fire incident in Iraq is causing more problems for the U-S.
Several Iraqi policemen are dead ... after U-S soldiers opened fire on them.
Teri Okita is in Washington with the latest.
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THE STRUGGLE TO ESTABLISH LAW AND ORDER IN IRAQ...SUFFERED A MAJOR SETBACK EARLY FRIDAY WHEN U-S TROOPS MISTAKENLY KILLED AT LEAST 8 IRAQI POLICEMEN.
IT HAPPENED NEAR FALLUJAH AS THE IRAQI POLICE WERE APPARENTLY CHASING SUSPECTED CAR HIJACKERS ON A HIGHWAY WHEN COALITION SOLDIERS OPENED FIRE.

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THIS WOUNDED WITNESS SAYS HE TRIED TO IDENTIFY HIMSELF AS A POLICEMAN BUT THE TROOPS ....SHOT AT HIS GROUP FOR AN HOUR.
THE U.S IS TRYING TO HAND OVER MORE SECURITY AND POLICING TO THE IRAQIS.
AND THE FRIENDLY FIRE IS SURE TO MAKE THIS MORE DIFFICULT.
AND AT FORT STEWART TODAY...THE PRESIDENT TOOK ON ANOTHER TASK THAT IS GETTING MORE DIFFICULT...KEEPING TROOP MORAL HIGH ..... .

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U-S COMMANDERS HAVE CONFIRMED THAT TWO MORE AMERICAN SOLDIERS WERE KILLED AND SEVERAL OTHERS WOUNDED IN RAMADI EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. RESIDENTS SAY U-S TROOPS WERE MET WITH STRONG RESISTANCE WHEN THEY RAIDED A HOUSE LOOKING FOR SADDAM LOYALISTS.

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The continuining violence prompted President Bush to make another plea today for international support, and he's dispatching Secretary of State Colin Powell to Geneva this weekend for more diplomatic talks. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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Israel is standing up to the U-S, insisting it will remove Yasser Arafat.
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The Israeli cabinet voted to expel the Palestinian leader yesterday.
Arafat stirred up thousands of supporters last night in a show of defiance.
The White House has asked Israel to reconsider.
It says ousting Arafat would only lead to more violence in the Middle East.
One Israeli cabinet member says Israel "doesn't take orders" from Washington.
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Residents of Southwest Virginia remembered their fallen firefighters last night in Roanoke.
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More than one hundred people came out for the service at the fallen firefighters memorial in front of the Transportation museum.
It was a chance to remember the six Roanoke firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty as well as the 343 firefighters who died in the attack of the World Trade Center.
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((BEV FITZPATRICK/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: THEY NEVER KNOW WHAT THEY MIGHT FIND AT THE FIRE SCENE BUT THEY GO IN GREAT SAFE HASTE TO SERVE AND PROTECT.)) ((NAT BELL RING))
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Those who attended were encouraged to bring flowers and lay them on the memorial.
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The U-S Senate is expected to take up a bill today that includes funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission.
But how much the agency that funds projects in Appalachia will receive is still up in the air.
The House approved legislation slashing the agency's budget for next year roughly in half, to 33 MILLION dollars.

But senators on a spending committee more than doubled that, approving 71 MILLION.
Once the full Senate gets the bill, a House-and-Senate conference committee will work out the differences.
The Appalachian Regional Commission region includes all of West Virginia and parts of 12 other states, including Virginia.
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Coming up next, several sailors are injured in a plane crash off the Virginia shore.
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Plus magician David Blaine ends his first week of hanging out in London.
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Three sailors were injured yesteday when an F-A-18 Hornet jet crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.
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The jet was trying to land on the aircraft carrier U-S-S George Washington off the Virginia coast.
The Navy said the pilot ejected safely from the single-seat strike fighter and was immediately recovered from the water.
The injured were taken to a hospital in Portsmout.
No names have been released. The Navy is investigating the accident.
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American magician David Blaine has spent almost one week in his glass box suspended over the River Thames in London.
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But it hasn't been easy.
He's had to put up with thugs throwing eggs at him, others driving golf balls at the box, and noisy drummers intent on keeping him awake.
Yesterday, a male streaker attempted to capture the attention.
The brave man stripped off and dived into the cold waters of the River Thames.
British police turned up and quickly ushered the streaker away.
The David Blaine stunt can be seen 24 hours a day.
A small Internet camera is hooked onto the top of the glass box and records his every move.
Blaine will remain in the box for the next 44 days.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 42. The NASDAQ has dropped 13.

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Another week rolls on for Friday Football Extra as area high schools get ready to tackle one another.
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And the commonwealth welcomes another football team to the state.
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VMI hopes to end 17 years of frustration against William & Mary this weekend in Lexington.
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After a 37-10 loss to Navy and a win at Davidson, the Keydets return to Alumni Field for Game Three.
Cal McCombs and Tribe coach Jimmy Laycock coached together at the Citadel back in 1973.
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A new school is playing football in the Commonwealth.
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Southern Virginia University is preparing to open up its first season on the gridiron this weekend. The Mormon school based in Buena Vista, which will compete as an NAIA member, has had just a few months to completely start up a program from scratch. Now, the team is just two days away from the first game in school history on Saturday at Methodist.
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Buer (BUE-ER) has a Doctorate from Brigham Young, and high hopes for the immediate future. He would like his team to be the next Bridgewater.
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The Knights don't play their first home game until September 27th.

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The high school football season rolls on with week three action tonight.
Friday Football Extra will bring you highlights of 14 games.
Here's a look at the complete schedule.
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