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An Amber Alert is out for three missing girls in Georgia.
Police believe THIS man has them-- and may also be responsible for the murders of four other people.
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And, fire burns at two trailers in Elliston.
Details, coming up.
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Clouds will be on the increase throughout the day with a chance for a few snow showers later on. I'll have your forecast.
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Join us for News 7 at noon, straight ahead.

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Fire destroyed two trailers in Elliston this morning.
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It happened around 10:30 on Clowers road. No one was injured. The fire burned two older trailer homes being used for parts and destroyed part of a storage shed. Elliston firefighters were on the scene even before a call for help came in.
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The assistant chief says the fire does not look suspicious but he still doesn't know the cause.
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Two businesses in Franklin County are expanding, creating dozens of new employment opportunities. R-and-D Millwork and its sister company Custom Woodwork will move operations to the former Pluma Textile Plant near Rocky Mount. The companies will spend about 1-point-6 million dollars on the expansion, and create 57 new jobs. The expansion is credited to recent successes in the housing market, and is expected to help the companies compete throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Nine American soldiers are dead after their Black Hawk helicopter went down in Iraq today.
The news comes as the military prepares an amnesty program, releasing hundreds of Iraqi prisoners.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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((

TRACK: THE NINE-PERSON MEDIVAC TEAM ABOARD THE BLACK HAWK HELICOPTER MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING NEAR FALLUJAH...KILLING ALL ABOARD, BUT THATS ALL THE MILITARY WILL SAY RIGHT NOW.

(Super: Gen. Mark Kimmitt/U.S. Army, Deputy Director of Operations in

Baghdad)
SOT: The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. A quick reaction

force has secured the area, and an investigation is underway.
TRACK: ITS THE THIRD CHOPPER CRASH NEAR FALLUJAH IN TWO MONTHS. ON NOVEMBER 2ND, 16-AMERICANS WERE KILLED SHOT DOWN BY A SHOULDER-FIRED MISSILE. AND JUST LAST WEEK, ANOTHER SOLDIER DIED WHEN HIS HELICOPTER WAS BROUGHT DOWN.
TRACK: ENDING THE INSURGENCY HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE FOR THE COALITION. THE U-S HOPES A NEW PRISONER AMNESTY PROGRAM WILL HELP. TODAY, THE MILITARY RELEASED OVER 100-IRAQIS FROM ONE OF THE COUNTRYS MOST INFAMOUS JAILS AMID CHEERS AND TEARS FROM FAMILY MEMBERS.

(Super: Daniel Senor/Pentagon Senior Advisor)
SOT: We classify them as low-level violators, minor violators, and we

believe they can be won over.
TRACK: U-S OFFICIALS SAY, EVENTUALLY, SOME 500-PRISONERS WILL BE SET FREE IN THE AMNESTY PROGRAM, BUT THE COALITION STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO TO WIN MANY HEARTS AND MINDS.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: The lingering mistrust adds fuel to the insurgency. Another American soldier died today after guerrillas launched mortars at a U-S base landing near the soldiers' sleeping quarters. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington. ))

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More details are emerging about a kidnapping and killing in northwest Georgia.
An Amber alert was issued today after three sisters were reported missing.
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Authorities are looking for 31- year- old Jerry William Jones in connection with the kidnapping of his two daughters and his former step- daughter-- as well as the deaths of four people.
They say the four were killed yesterday, and their bodies were found this morning.
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Meanwhile, the three missing children range in age from three to 10 years old.
Authorities believe Jones has them, and is driving a 19-91 red or maroon Ford Explorer.
They were last seen yesterday in Ranger, Georgia, which is about 55 miles north of Atlanta.

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The judge in Scott Peterson's upcoming murder trial hears arguments today on a defense request for a change of venue.
Gloria Gomez reports.
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(( WILL SCOTT PETERSON MURDER TRIAL PACK UP AND MOVE SOMEWHERE ELSE?..
John Schick, Criminal Defense Attorney 15:18 ULTIMALETY IT WILL MOVE.
((TRACK)) CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY JOHN SCHICK BELIEVES THE NEGATIVE PUBLICITY AGAINST S.P. LEAVES LITLLE CHANCE FOR A FAIR TRIAL IN MODESTO. AND NOWHERE IS IT WORSE SCHICK SAYS..THAT AT THE EPICENTER OF INFORMATION..
John Schick, Criminal Defense Attorney 12:51 JUST THE MAGNITUDE OF AN EARTHQUAKE IS GREATEST AT THE EPICENTER..THE MAGNITUDE OF INFORMATION AVAILBALE TO PEOPLE IN STANISALUS COUNTY FAR EXCEEDS WHAT IT IS FOR ANY OTHER COUNTY.
((NATS)) AFTER ALL..IT WAS THE PEOPLE OF MODESTO WHO SEARCHED DAY AFTER DAY FOR LACI..IT WAS THE PEOPLE OF MODESTO WHO HELD CANDLES OF HOPE AND SHED TEAR OF DESPAIR WHEN SHE WAS FOUND.
((NATS)) SOME LEGAL EXPERTS BELIEVE BY NOW THE JUDGE HAS MADE UP HIS MIND..BUT IT'S BY NO MEANS IS IT SET IN STONE.
Ruth Jones, Professor at McGeorge School of Law 6:32 HE REALLY MIGHT TAKE THIS LAST OPPORTUNITY AT THE HEARING TO GET ANY QUESTIONS ANSWERED SO HE CAN MAKE A FINAL DECISION.
((TRACK)) YET EXPECT LAWYERS ON BOTH SIDES TO TOUT SURVEYS HOPING TO SWAY THE JUDGE. WHILE A DEFENSE POLL SHOWS 39% THINK SCOTT IS GULITY-ON THE OTHER HAND PROSECUTION NUMBERS INDICATE 80% OF THOSE IN STANISLAUS COUNTY WOULD KEEP AN OPEN MIND.
Ruth Jones, Professor at McGeorge School of Law 2:34 WHILE THOSE FIGURES SUGGEST IT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE TO KEEP IT IN MODESTO IT MIGHT NOT BE ENOUGH TO CONVICNE THE JUDGE IN THIS CASE THAT SP CAN GET A FAIR TRIAL.
GOMEZ ON CAM CLOSE ))
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Still to come on the newscast, the F-D-A surprises some people with today's ruling on silicone breast implants.
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Also we will show you one hospital's program to boost the spirits and appetites of its sick children.
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Early numbers indicate 2003 saw the lowest number of fatalities on I-81 in more than a decade.
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The number of fatalities on I-81 is especially down in southwest Virginia, specificially from Wytheville to Rockbridge County.
Statistics provided by the State Police show there were just nine deaths on the interstate in our region last year.
That is half what it was four or five years ago when it hit a high of 18 in 1999.
Troopers say there are several reasons for the decrease, and not one thing in particular.
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: IT'S A COMBINATION OF DRIVING HABITS AND BEHAVIORS, IT'S ENGINEERING ON THE PART OF AUTO MANUFACTURERS AND V-DOT AND OF COURSE WE FEEL THROUGH ENFORCEMENT STRATEGIES THAT OUR AGENCY AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES UTILIZE.))
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Although the number of fatalities is down on Interstate 81, accidents and injuries are actually up significantly.
2002 saw 200 accidents more than the previous year, and when the final numbers are calculated for 2003, they're expected to be even higher.
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State police are trying to figure out what caused an unusual accident on I-81 in Wythe County.
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Troopers say Southbound traffic came to a standstill near Fort Chiswell yesterday afternoon after an overhead highway sign fell on a tractor-trailer.
No one was hurt, but the southbound lanes were blocked for about two hours.
Officials are now trying to figure out why the sign fell.
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In other travel- related news,
U- Haul has reportedly decided to stop renting trailers to people who drive Ford Explorers.
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The Detroit News is reporting today that the order was sent out to the company's 17-thousand outlets before Christmas.
U-Haul says it's having to spend too much money defending itself against lawsuits involving the S-U-V.
Meanwhile, Ford calls U-Haul's decision ``surprising and disappointing,'' but says a climate of ``runaway litigation'' is forcing businesses to make unfortunate decisions.'
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When it comes to putting silicone breast implants back on the market, the Food and Drug Administration is saying not so fast.
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Inamed (IN- uh- med) Corporation is the maker of silicone implants.
It says the F-D-A sent the company a "Not Approvable" letter.
The F-D-A is asking Inamed for more information.
The decision comes three months after FDA advisers recommended that the controversial implants return.
The use of silicone implants ended in 19-92, after patients complained that theys broke, leaked, and caused painful disorders.
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A kind hearted chef at the children's hospital of Philadelphia has managed to touch many hearts. As Melinda Murphy tells us, he's doing it one meal at a time.
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(( TWO YEARS AGO, REGINA PRINCE WAS LIKE ANY OTHER HEALTHY KID. BUT SINCE OCTOBER, THIS 6-YEAR-OLD HAS BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL WAITING FOR A NEW HEART.
MM: Regina on an average day, do you feel pretty good or do you have rough days, too? R: good days and rough days.
MM: so every day is kind of the same? R: yea
AND HERE'S WHERE CHEF LEON COMES IN.
CHEF: hello regina
CHEF LEON IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE HOSPITAL COOK.
CHEF: tell me what you want for lunch today? R: bluefish CHEF: bluefish. not redfish? R: bluefish. L: Bluefish.
YOU SEE, CHEF LEON TAKES IT UPON HIMSELF...
CL: yellowfish? R: bluefish. CL: alright
TO MAKE SPECIAL MEALS FOR THE HOSPITAL'S KIDS.
natpop kitchen
THE WHOLE IDEA IS USING FOOD TO BRIGHTEN A CHILD'S HOSPITAL STAY... AND TO IMPROVE THEIR APPETITES.
CHEF: forget the hospital food. forget mcdonald's. just tell me anything that your parents would cook for you at home.
IT ALL STARTED WITH ANOTHER CHILD CARDIAC PATIENT WHO WAS ON A DIET, BUT WAS CRAVING LOW-FAT RIBS.
i think it was kind of like a joke at first as far as the low fat ribs was concerned. there's pretty much nothing you can do to make 'em low fat.
LEON DID HIS BEST. ONE HAPPY PATIENT LED TO ANOTHER UNTIL "DINING WITH THE CHEF" BECAME ONE OF THE HOSPITAL'S UNIQUE PROGRAMS. SO FAR, CHEF LEON'S MADE ABOUT 100 SPECIAL MEALS.
kitchen nats
HE COOKS FOR CHILDREN SICK WITH ANY KIND OF ILLNESS WHO SIMPLY NEED A LIFT ... LIKE HE DID FOR JASMINE'S 16TH BIRTHDAY

MM: when you look back at being in the hospital is the dinner that chef leon made you one of the better days? JASMINE: uh huh. yea it is.//JASMINE: i had corn on the cob and lobster tails and steak and kielbasi and a lemon merangue pie.
PRETTY FANCY STUFF, HUH? WHICH IS WHY THE CHEF FIRST HAS TO SHOP...
and i need some bluefish//plain vanilla cake with vanilla icing. BEFORE HE CHOPS...
kitchen nats
ACTUALLY? COOKING IS THE EASY PART....
i have a son and a daughter and going in and seeing the kids in this condition, being sick, being in the hospital it was kind of hard. i had to make an adjustment to it. a couple of times i came out and i had to really hold back tears.
WHICH IS WHY FOR CHEF, IT'S A LABOR OF LOVE.
i had one kid who just wanted some strawberries. i got strawberries and took him up to his room. and unfortunately, the next day he passed away. but his father sent me a note saying how much that made his day to get those strawberries at the time.
CHEF: let's see that pretty smile of yours
continue pix zoom into her AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK AT REGINA'S FACE TO KNOW THE PROGRAM IS A BIG TIME HIT.
CL: i hope you're hungry
REGINA ATE AND ATE .. AND EVEN ASKED FOR MORE.
CHEF: this is the first time somebody has actually asked for seconds.
WHICH IS KIND OF A MIRACLE CONSIDERING THE HOSPITAL OFTEN HAS TO REWARD REGINA JUST TO GET HER TO EAT ANYTHING AT ALL.
natpop
it make you feel special make you feel like you're home and you have a special dinner. you go out with your family
AND THAT FOLKS, IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT. CHEF: the satisfaction that i get out of it is the smile from the kid
R: thank you for all the food. CHEF: you're very welcome regina... MELINDA MURPHY, CBS NEWS, PHILADELPHIA..))
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Coming up next on the newscast, Lynchburg prepares to mark two big anniversaries,
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Also two famous solo explorers are joining forces. We'll tell you what their next adventure will be, after the break.

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In just three years, Jamestown will be celebrating its 400th anniversary and Lynchburg will mark a milestone of its own.
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The year 2007 will be the 250th anniversary of the founding of John Lynch's ferry service across the James River.


A committee wants to tie in Lynchburg's local celebration with the larger festivities that will take place in Jamestown.
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((DON SUTTON/COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: I THINK A CELEBRATION OF WHAT'S ALREADY GOING ON. THERE'S SO MUCH ACTIVITY DOWNTOWN AND THROUGHOUT THE REGION THAT WE CAN PUT A BOW AROUND IT SO TO SPEAK UNDER THE FLAG OF THE LYNCHBURG LOGO AS WELL AS THE JAMESTOWN 2007 LOGO.))
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Sutton says a logo contest will be held and the winning design will represent Lynchburg's participation in the 2007 festivities.
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They're two men known for setting their sights VERY high---
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For years, Richard Branson and Steve Fossett competed against each other in an effort to become the first to fly a balloon around the world.
Fossett won THAT competition.
Now the two are teaming up for another daring adventure-- to become the first to fly around the world non- stop in a single-engine aircraft.
They'll make the trip in Virgin Atlantic's new Global Flyer.
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Fossett is the lead pilot, while Branson is the reserve.
No word yet on when exactly the flight will take place, but they plan to take off from a central U-S location.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 32 points. The NASDAQ has gained 10.

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Coming up next in sports, the Virginia Tech women's basketball team suffers its first lost.
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And after that we'll tell you why one cruise ship is getting a royal send off.
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Roanoke College opened up its two day "V Foundation Classic" tournament last night at the Bast Center.
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Proceeds from the raffle and silent auction go to benefit cancer research. This is the 11th annual event. Roanoke would get an early start as Andrew Crowder out of Radford will feed Nyjuan Hall, who goes in for the layup for the Maroons. St. Joseph's Steve Monterio got three pointer before the end buzzer.
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But Roanoke would get the win and a Jared Butler bomb. The Maroons win this one 90-to-72.
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Ferrum went against State University of New York at New Paltz in the tournament.
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The Panthers and head coach Ed Wills stayed right in the game up until the final minutes. Ferrum's Darrian Jones will deliver a pass to Kevin Aigbe.
Aigbe does a layup to tie the game at 43-all. New Paltz's Joseph Bell would come right back with two points of his own.
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Ferrum's Chris Smith kept the Panthers in the lead with the three pointer, but the Panthers can't hold on, as they lose the game 69-to-65.
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The 15th ranked Tech women were knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten last nightt as they were beaten at Rutgers 56-to-43. Tech committed 23 turnovers. Hokies next play at Notre Dame Saturday.

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And finally today--
Britain's Queen Elizabeth is about to name ANOTHER queen--
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Her Royal Highness is taking part in a naming ceremony today for the new 800- milion- dollar Queen Mary Two cruise ship.
Its owner, Cunard, says it's the largest passenger ship of its kind ever made.
The French- built luxury liner is over 11- hundred feet long-- the equivalent of 41 double-decker buses.
The Q-M-2 has the capacity for two- thousand- 620 passengers.
Following today's ceremony, she'll begin her 14- day maiden voyage to Fort Lauderdale on Monday.
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