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Company A in Bedford hasn't been deployed since F-D-R was President, but today the unit was given a send-off as it prepares for active duty in the Middle East.
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And, business is getting back to normal at the Federal Mogul plant in Blacksburg after a chemical leak last night.
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Temperatures are soaring again this afternoon can we expect this weather to continue. I'll let you know in your forecast.
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Stay with us News 7 at noon, starts right now.

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Bedford National Guard trooops receive a royal sendoff as they prepare to deploy and serve their country.
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Business was put in hold this morning in Bedford as residents gathered to say goodbye to their friends and family.
129 members of the National Guard are heading out today.
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They were sent off from the National D-Day Memorial. That is where we find Jennifer Wishon.
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((ROLLCUE:..events that won't soon be forgotten.))

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An accident is causing traffic backups on Orange Avenue in Roanoke.
Police say a bucket truck overturned in the westbound lane near 13th Street.
Traffic on that side of Orange Avenue is down to one lane.
Eastbound traffic is also moving slowly.
Police would like motorists to avoid the area until they clear the wreck.

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It's much calmer today outside the Federal Mogul plant in Blacksburg.
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This was the scene last night after a one-thousand gallon tank started leaking ammonia.
Blacksburg's entire industrial park and transit system was shutdown as police, fire and a Giles County Hazmat team worked to stop the leak.
It took nearly six and a half hours for crews to patch the tank and put the remaining ammonia into another tanker.

One person was taken to the hospital for exposure to the ammonia, no word on their condition.
Tonight at 6:00 we'll take a closer look at how Blacksburg officials handled the emergency.
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Potential jurors in the Laci Peterson murder trial will have to answer some very personal questions today, as jury selection gets under way.
Chris Lawrence reports.
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((Pkge; Locator:(Peterson Jury Selection/Redwood City, California) Deciding who should sit on Scott Peterson's jury, is part profiling, a little bit of analysis, and when it comes right down to it -- gut feeling.

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For the next few weeks, hundreds of jurors will be arriving at this courthouse in Redwood City, 20 miles outside San Francisco. Inside, theyll face a battery of questions from both prosecutors and Petersons defense team, including: Have you ever had an affair? Do you read Field & Stream magazine? And what kind of bumper stickers do you have on your car?

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Since the case is built on circumstantial evidence, prosecutors will be looking for jurors who think emotionally. While the DA would like to have young parents or teachers, the defense will favor men.

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"If I'm Mark Geragos, I select jurors who drink - hang out with the guys...yah, joe may have an affair, I don't...but that doesn't mean he killed his wife."
Once the jury is seated, theyll hear wire tapped phone calls intercepted to Petersons first attorney and details gathered by scent-sniffing dogs. Peterson says he was fishing alone on Christmas Eve 2002. He says his wife stayed home that morning, before she vanished later in the day. Prosecutors say police dogs picked up Lacis scent in several places after she disappeared, including the Berkeley Marina where Peterson launched his boat. But some legal experts say that since they lived together, that scent could have come from her husbands clothing.

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This trial may last more than six months - and that affects who can sit on the jury. Expect to see a lot of retirees, government workers and people who work for big companies, that pay for jury duty. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Redwood City. ))

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Meanwhile, a subway accident is delaying the start of deliberations in the Martha Stewart trial, because four members of the jury weren't able to get to court on time today.
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The jury began deliberating the Stewart case yesterday.
Once all of them are back in place, they'll be provided with a laptop computer, so they can re- play some of the testimony Stewart's stockbroker and co- defendant gave to the S-E-C two years ago.
That, after the jury asked to take another look at some evidence.
Stewart is accused of lying about her sale of Imclone stock.
If she's convicted on all counts, Stewart faces up to 20 years behind bars.
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He may run a Mickey Mouse operation, but Michael Eisner finds stockholders are not in a laughing mood. We'll explain after the break.
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Also the race for the White House heats up as the President's joins the campaign in earnest.
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President Bush's bid to stay in the White House hits the airwaves today.
His multi- million dollar ad campaign is airing in more than a dozen states.
But as Teri Okita reports, some of the commercials are being criticized for exploiting 9-11.
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TRACK: PRESIDENT BUSHS NEW CAMPAIGN COMMERCIALS MADE FRONT PAGE NEWS EVEN BEFORE THEY HIT THE AIRWAVES. CRITICS CHARGE HES EXPLOITING THE SEPTEMBER 11TH TRAGEDY TO GET RE-ELECTED.
AD: Some challenges weve seen before. And some were like no others.
TRACK: TWO OF FOUR SPOTS USE IMAGES OF THE 9-11 ATTACKS, INCLUDING WRECKAGE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER AND FIREFIGHTERS AT GROUND ZERO. ONE WOMAN, WHOSE HUSBAND DIED IN THE ATTACKS, SAYS ITS A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR THE THOUSANDS WHO WERE KILLED.
TRACK: BUT BUSH STRATEGISTS SAY 9-11 WAS A DEFINING EVENT FOR THIS GENERATION, AND THE COMMERCIALS ARE NOT CAPITALIZING ON IT FOR POLITICAL GAIN.

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SOT: When you watch the ad, I think the American people will find that

its a very tasteful reminder of all that weve been through together in the last three years.
TRACK: ONE OF THE ADS FOCUSES ON THE ECONOMY WHAT MANY EXPECT TO BE MR. BUSHS WEAKEST POINT.
AD: And as the economy grows, the job base grows and somebody whos looking for work will be more likely to find a job.

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STANDUP: WITH A 150-MILLION DOLLAR WARCHEST, MORE BUSH COMMERCIALS ARE ON THE WAY LIKELY TARGETING DEMOCRATIC SENATOR'S JOHN KERRYS RECORD. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
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The New York City clerk's office is turning away gay couples, a day after the state attorney general ruled that same- sex weddings are illegal.
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But they're not giving up--
Dozens of same-sex couples and their supporters protested the decision today outside City Hall.
Instead of a marriage license, the couples yesterday were given a letter of explanation saying that same- sex marriages are against the law in the state.
Those on both sides of the issue had been waiting for the state attorney general's opinion since last Friday, when the Mayor of the town of New Paltz married 25 same-sex couples.
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Disneyland may be the happiest place on earth, but it hasn't been a fairytale week for C-E-O Michael Eisner.
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Eisner is out as Disney's chairman, but he will keep his title of C-E-O.
Late yesterday, 43- percent of Disney shareholders withheld their vote for Eisner's re-election to the board.
That board instead gave the chairman position to former Senator George Mitchell.
Eisner is blamed for a series of problems, including the recent end of Disney's relationship with Pixar and allegations of declining quality at Disney's theme parks.
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Lawmakers are set to begin the negotiations on the state budget.
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Yesterday, both the House and Senate named their budget conferees.
Delegate Lacey Putney is the only Roanoke-area lawmaker to be tapped.
House Republican leaders issued an ultimatum Tuesday, threatening an impasse if Senate negotiators don't accept a referendum.
House Democrats say it is proof that the G-O-P leadership has lost its way.
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Senate Republican leaders say they are committed to reaching a compromise.
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The General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn in ten days.
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Coming up a little later in the newscast, we'll meet a colorful basketball fan.
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But first, we'll see what could be a hot toy. He may be small, but he walks, dances and is strong enough to carry a hefty price tag.
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Move over Barbie--
There's a new doll on the market that ALMOST has a mind of its own.
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Meet "Nuvo."
It's a doll- sized humanoid robot that's just been unveiled by a company in Japan.
Nuvo walks on two legs, dances, and responds to over a thousand voice commands.
It can go forward, backwards, right or left, and even can pick itself up when it falls over.
The "living doll" is one of the first humanoid robots to be offered to home users.
It'll be on the market by the end of the year at a price of over 45- hundred dollars.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 11 points. The NASDAQ has gained nine.

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Coming up next sports, Virginia Tech scores its first trip to a Big East tournament after a win over Rutgers.
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And we'll tell you how you can get an artist's latest work for just five cents. The nickel tour is coming up after the break.
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A Henry County school bus was involved in an accident inside the Martinsville city limits this morning.
Officials say a mini-bus headed for Rich Acres Elementary School collided with another vehicle just before 8 o'clock.
Three students, an aide and a driver were on the bus.
The students and one of the adults were treated at Martinsville Memorial Hospital and released.
The other adult was admitted.
No charges were filed against the bus driver.


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Virginia Tech's season won't come to an end with Saturday's regular season finale at Georgetown.
The Hokies rallied from 15 points down last night against Rutgers to clinch their first ever trip to Madison Square Garden for the Big East Tournament.
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Bryant Matthews suited up in front of the home crowd for the final time.
Early on, the Scarlet Knights went after the Hokies.
Ricky Shields gets 3 points for the visitors, who took the lead.
Matthews kept the Hokies in it, getting the pass from Jamon Gordon, and scoring 2 of his 22 points for the night.
Coleman Collins tallied 14 points for Tech, including these two pointer, but the Hokies still trailed.
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Gordon later got two more points as Tech rallied from an 8 point halftime deficit.
Collins eventually won the game on a tip-in at the buzzer, as Tech won it 71 to 70.
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Corey Fertitta and the Northside Vikings girls take on Carroll County in Saturday's state quarterfinals.
Fertitta's dad, Sam will be there in full costume.
Steve Mason has more in this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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The Nextel Cup drivers are in Sin City this weekend.
Sunday's race is the first on a mile- and- half- track this season, meaning that the teams may have to gamble with pit strategy, given the new softer tires.
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The nickel is getting a new look today and it means Monticello is getting bumped.
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The U-S Mint is unveiling the five-cent piece's first makeover in more than 60 years.
The new one will still have the familiar Thomas Jefferson on the ``heads'' side.
But instead of his home, Monticello, on the ``tails'' side, there will be a design honoring the 18-03 Louisiana Purchase.
It features hands gripped in friendship below a crossed tomahawk and peace pipe.
The Mint has made about 900 (m) million of the new nickels, and they'll be showing up in the next few weeks. By the way, they'll work just fine in vending machines.
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