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Trial begins for a Giles County minister accused of molesting children.
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And, the contest for the Democratic Presidential nomination may soon become a TWO- man race.
We'll explain, coming up.
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Plus, a live interview with an expert on getting kids off the couch, and on the playground.
Stay with us News 7 at noon, starts right now.

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Sources say yet another Democrat is about to say farewell to the campaign trail.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Howard Dean is expected to announce that he's ending his campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination.
That announcement could come during a news conference this afternoon.
But there are other reports that Dean may also have a chat with frontrunner John Kerry later today.
Jennifer Miller has the latest.
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(( JOHN KERRY WON WISCONSIN ...(NATZ) AND WITH A CLOSE SECOND JOHN EDWARDS BEAT EXPECTATIONS (NATZ)...BUT TODAY THE POLITICAL SPOTLIGHT IS ON HOWARD DEAN.
THE FORMER VERMONT GOVERNOR IS HOLDING AN AFTERNOON NEWS CONFERENCE IN HIS HOME STATE. REPORTS SAY HE WILL END ...OR SUSPEND HIS CAMPAIGN FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION...BUT OVERSEE AN EFFORT TO KEEP HIS ISSUES ALIVE .
THE CANDIDATE ... ONCE A DEMOCRATIC DARLING ... HELPED SHAPE THE PARTY PLATFORM, BUT NEVER RECOVERED FROM HIS LOSS IN IOWA, AND A SERIES OF MISTEPS ... INCLUDING THAT NOW INFAMOUS DEAN SCREAM ON CAUCUS NIGHT.

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EVEN IF THE DOCTOR DOES QUIT THE RACE, HE HOPES THE ENTHUSIASM HE INJECTED INTO IT WON'T WEAR OFF.

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Party; we will change America; we will change the White House,")

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FROM WISCONSIN THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL HEADS WEST, TO IDAHO, UTAH AND HAWAII ... BUT THE CANDIDATES ARE LOOKING BEYOND THOSE STATES TO SUPER TUESDAY .... WHERE MORE THAN 11-HUNDRED DELEGATES ARE AT STAKE.

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TONIGHT EDWARDS HAS A FUNDRAISER IN NEW YORK ... AND A MESSAGE FOR KERRY.

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POLLS SHOW MANY WISCOSIN VOTERS CONSIDERED EDWARDS A MODERATE ALTERNATIVE TO KERRY . WHETHER THAT TREND CONTINUES ... AND HOW DEAN'S ANNOUNCEMENT AFFECTS THE RACE ... REMAINS TO BE SEEN. JENNIFER MILLER/CBS NEWS/MADISON,WISCONSIN
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Jury selection is underway in the case against a former Giles County pastor accused of molesting several children.

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53-year old Roger Holcomb entered "not" guilty pleas this morning to 7-counts of aggravated sexual battery and 4-counts of indecent liberties with a minor.
Holcomb is accused of molesting five children, ranging in age from seven to 13 while he was pastor at Pembroke Church of God.
Opening arguments will most likely begin after lunch.
The trial is expected to last several days.
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Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick and two other teamates are facing criminal charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police won't say much, but we know the charges stem from allegations made by two teenage girls and a search of the apartment shared by Vick, Mike Imoh and Brenden Hill.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa has more.
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((According to a search warrant affidavit, the teenage girls told police Marcus Vick has sex with a 15 year old girl during a private gathering at his Blacksburg apartment.
The girls also told investigators Vick, Tech running back Mike Imoh and wide receiver Brenden Hill gave the girls alcohol and that Imoh and Hill took pictures of them as they stripped.
Police searched the apartment 3 weeks ago and confiscated things like bed sheets, condom wrappers and a digital camera and the Virginia Driver's License of his older brother Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick.
MarcusVick is charged with 4 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor while Imoh and Hill face 3 counts each. If convicted they could get up to a year in jail and/or be fined up to 25-hundred dollars for each count. All 3 have retained lawyers.
A Tech spokesperson issued a statement saying "The University has been apprised of the situation and considers it a serious issue."))
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Efforts to contact Vick, Imoh and Hill for their response have been unsuccessful.

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Scandal has struck again at the University of Colorado.
A ground-breaking female football player is accusing one of her former teammates of rape.
Rick Sallinger reports.
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A rail disaster has killed more than 200 people in Iran.
Most of the dead are fire and rescue workers.
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At least 400 others were reportedly injured.
Dozens of runaway train cars carrying fuel, fertilizer and industrial chemicals derailed and exploded in northeastern Iran.
The explosions happened as firefighters were working at the scene.
The disaster also destroyed homes along the tracks.
Among the 200 people killed were several top officials, including a local governor and the fire chief.
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In Iraq, an explosion has killed 11 Iraqi civilians and injured dozens of others.
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An American was among the eight soldiers that were wounded when two trucks loaded with explosives were blown up at a Polish- run base south of Baghdad.
Officials say the apparent suicide attackers had tried to drive trucks packed with explosives into the base, but guards opened fire and the trucks blew up.
A U-S commander says insurgents are trying to drive a wedge between Iraqis and the coalition.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the Centers for Disease Control has a new program to get young people moving.
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That as some doctors look at alternatives to dealing with teen obesity.
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Roanoke County officials are announcing plans that may bring new businesses and more jobs to the area.
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Developers from Bogar L-L-C announced plans this morning to develop and possibly expand the Ingersoll-Rand building at a ribbon cutting for the building's newest tenant, Valley Machine.
That company's expansion has already created six new jobs with hopes to create around 20 more.
Developers want to bring in more companies in order to make the building a multi-tenant building.
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Bogar L-L-C has also sucessfully re-developed other buildings in the area, such as the Roanoke-Salem Plaza and the Singer building.
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Obesity is a problem that often begins during childhood, but a national program is helping to cut it down to size.
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Doctor Marian Huhman is with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
She joins us now to talk about the award-winning Youth Media Campaign, otherwise known as VERB.
Good afternoon, Doctor Huhman.

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(You all are releasing the findings after the first year of the VERB campaign..are you surprised by what you found out?

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Meanwhile, if the obesity problem isn't solved during childhood, it can lead to a host of health problems during adolescence.
To avoid that, parents and doctors are considering some non- traditional approaches for teens to lose weight.
One of those is gastric bypass surgery.
While critics say teenagers are too young to go under the knife, others believe it's a risk worth taking.
Doctor Sean Kenniff reports.
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T ONLY TO FAIL. (SOT -Lawrence Capici/Patient) "I spent a lot of my childhood basically hiding out." FINALLY THE 17-Y

EAR-OLD VISITED THE DOCTOR AND DECIDED WITH HIS PARENTS TO UNDERGO WHAT SOME WOULD CONSIDER A DRASTIC MEASURE... BARIATRIC OR GASTRIC BY-PASS SURGERY. (nats) DURING THE PROCEDURE LAWRENCE HAD HIS STOMACH SHRUNK DOWN TO THE SIZE OF AN EGG
ALLOWING ONLY SO MUCH FOOD TO GET IN. (SOT-Lawrence again) (vo)"my father (butt)was afraid to take the risk,(oc) but

I felt like it was worth it because I felt like I wasn't living." (STANDUP: Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS NEWS/Miami, FL) MOST DOCTORS WILL ONLY PERFORM THE OPERATION ON KIDS 14-YEARS AND OLDER WHO MEET A CERTAIN CRITERIA. AND WHILE MANY PHYSICI
ANS CONSIDER THE SURGERY A LAST RESORT LAWRENCE'S DOCTOR SAYS IT IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY SAFER AND POPULAR. (SOT-Dr.

Louis Flancbaun/St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital) "I think we're going to see more of it. We're going to see more teenagers who are in this predicament, and, for lack of anything better to offer them, we're going to be doing more bariatric surgery." (nats) AFTER LOSING OVER 160 POUNDS LAWRENCE NOW ENJOYS SHOPPING FOR CLOTHES. HIS PROCEDURE WAS NOT WITHOUT COMPLICATIONS..... AN INFECTION IN HIS INCISION LED TO A HERNIA, WHICH IS NOW BEING TREATED. HOWEVER, LAWRENCE SAYS HE WOULDN'T HESITATE TO DO IT AGAIN. NOT ONLY FROM THE RESULTS ON THE OUTSIDE BUT ALSO THE NEW CONFIDENCE HE FEELS ON THE INSIDE. DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS))
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Coming up next, scammers are trying to cheat some New River Valley residents out of their money.
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Then a little bit later one of baseball's best pitchers has a new home.
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It's official, Vinton has a new town manager. After serving as assistant town manager for more than five-years, Kevin Boggess (Bog-guess) is taking the top spot. He's been serving in this position since the previous manager left in December. Boggess is a Virginia Tech grad. He serves on several regional boards and commissions for the Roanoke Valley.

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Christiansburg Police are warning residents about a new phone scam.
Someone is posing as the International Sweep Stakes.
Investigators say the scammer will tell the victim they are the winner of more than 350-thousand dollars.
The catch is, you have send a check for 1-percent of the winnings in order to get the money.
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The Better Business Bureau says its had numerous complaints about the scam.
They say if you get a call, don't send any money.
You can call the bureau at 1-800-533-5501 to find out if a business is legitimate.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 13 points. The NASDAQ has gained two.

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Coming up next in Sports, it took the Roanoke Express a long time to come home,
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but once they got here, they made the most of it. We'll have highlights after the break.
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One of baseball's best pitchers is returning to his old team.
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Greg Maddux is going back to the Chicago Cubs. The Associated Press has learned that Maddux has agreed to a three-year deal worth 24 million dollars with the team. The four-time Cy Young winner broke in with the Cubs in 1986. He posted his first 20-win season in 1992 before leaving Chicago for the Atlanta Braves.
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The Express enjoyed a homecoming win over Greensboro last night, winning 4-1 at the Round House.
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The Express entered the game in desperate need of divisional wins, being 7 games out of a playoff spot.
Roanoke took a 2-nothing lead before Greensboro cut it to one.
Eric Fortier passes the puck to Mike Bayrack right in front of the net and he scores.
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Roanoke extended the lead back to two when Duncan Dalmao fires the shot, and it's deflected in by Rick Kowalsky.
Roanoke wins 4-1.
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In high school basketball, E.C. Glass battled Patrick Henry in the Western Valley District quarterfinal game.
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The Patriots were eyeing a spot in the district semifinals later this week.
But Glass had plans to reach the final four as well.
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Patrick Henry's Anwar Smalls goes in for the lay up for two of his 11 points.
PH advances with the 57-44 win.
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Before the Blue Ridge tournament could get going, they had to settle the regular season in a special one- game playoff between Botetourt and Northside -
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After forcing this playoff last week - the Northside fans were again in rare form last night for round three. Nicci Moats, the talented sophomore, will again play tough on the interior, as she takes the pass and scores for the Cavaliers. But Northside was on its game this time around.
Corrie Fertitta get the hoop on the nice drive.
The Vikings are in control.
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Northside claims the Blue Ridge regular season title 58 to 36.
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