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Just ahead on News 7 at Noon, Vice-President Cheney arrives in the Star City
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.. and McDonald's mourns the sudden loss of its chief executive.
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Sunny and mild weather continues today with a slight cooling trend not that far away. I'll have your forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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Vice President Cheney has arrived in Roanoke, helping to fill a congressional candidate's campaign chest.
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Good afternoon, I'm Susan Bahorich. Kimberly McBroom is off today.
Cheney is the guest speaker at a Republican luncheon for Kevin Triplett. He's challenging Rick Boucher in the 9th Congressional District.
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The Vice-President arrived at Roanoke Regional Airport late this morning.
From there, he went to the Wyndham Hotel, where the luncheon is being held.
Cheney is scheduled to speak in the next half hour
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
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This is the Vice President's second trip to the Roanoke Valley in less than a year.
His September fundraising trip, however, was closed to the media.
News 7 has a crew at the luncheon and will have more on the day's events this evening.

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Lynchburg Police are looking for two men who held up a pizza restaurant last night. They say the pair robbed the Domino's on Fort Avenue, last night after eleven o'clock. Employees say the men came inside the store, one showed a gun, and the other demanded money from the register. Anyone with information is asked to call the Lynchburg police department.

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The embattled city of Fallujah is quiet so far today, but Iraq remains at a boiling point. Some major supply roads are closed and Spain is pulling out its troops. Lisa Barron has the latest from Baghdad.
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[SUPER=01-Lisa Barron/CBS News; :28]
[SUPER=01-Paul Bremer/U.S. Administrator; 1:05]
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[OUT Q=Lisa Barron, CBS News, Baghdad.]



((FALLUJAH WAS EERILY CALM TODAY ....WHILE US OFFICIALS AGREED NOT TO RESUME THE OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS IF ALL FIGHTERS IN THE CITY TURN IN THEIR WEAPONS...

(SOT: DAN SENOR/COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY/SPOKESPERSON)

Those who furnish arms........

NATSOT BURNING TRUCK AFTERMATH



(REUTERS)

THE CALM WAS LIMITED TO FALLUJAH...IN BAGHDAD, ..THIS TRUCK WAS ATTACKED BY INSURGENTS AND LEFT BURNING ON THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY LEADING TO THE AIRPORT....,

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THE CITY REMAINS ON EDGE...TODAY HAS BEEN DECLARED A 'DAY OF JIHAD' OR HOLY WAR, WHEN THE INSURGENCY WOULD BE BROUGHT TO BAGHDAD...AND ALL FOREIGNERS, ESPECIALLY WESTERNERS, CONSIDERED TO BE LEGITIMATE TARGETS.
THE CAPITAL IS GROWING INCREASINGLY ISOLATED FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD.. THE US MILITARY HAS CLOSED THE MAIN HIGHWAYS NORTH AND SOUTH....WHILE INSURGENTS CONTINUE TO TARGET TRAVELLERS ELSEWHERE.
THE RECENT BLOODSHED HAS FORCED THE TOP U.S. OFFICIAL HERE TO ADMIT THE US TRAINED IRAQI SECURITY FORCES WILL NOT BE READY TO TAKE OVER FROM COALTIION FORCES IN TIME FOR THE SCHEDULED TRNASFER OF POWER ON JUNE 30.

(SOT PAUL BREMER/U.S ADMINISTRATOR)

Events of the past two weeks show that iraq still faces security threats and still needs outside help to deal with them.
BUT OUTSIDE HELP IS GETTING HARDER TO COME BY....THE NEW SPANISH PRIME MINISTER HAS ORDERED HIS TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
MEANWHILE THE STANDOFF OUTSIDE THE HOLY CITY OF NAJAF CONTINUES. US FORCES ARE NEGOTIATING THE SURRENDER OF RADICAL CLERIC MOQTADA AL SADR.
IF NEGOTIATIONS FAIL, US FORCES THREATEN TO GO IN AND GET HIM..A MOVE THAT COULD SPARK NEW UNREST IN THE DAYS AHEAD. LB CBSN BAGHDAD.))

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The chairman and C-E-O of McDonald's has died.
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Jim Cantalupo (canta-loop-poh)was 60 years old. A company spokesman says he died of a heart attack this morning in Orlando, Florida. He's worked for the past year to restore the company's luster -- and introduce new and healthier menu options. Just last month, McDonald's reported sales jumped a whopping 23-percent in February over last year's numbers, extending a recovery that began last spring.
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
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Only minor injuries are reported after an early morning train accident in New York.
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It happened this morning during the early morning rush just after seven o'clock. A Long Island Rail Road train and an empty Amtrak train rear-ended as they approached Penn Station. Both railroads characterized the accident as minor. A Fire Department spokesman says four people were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, while dozens of others were treated at the scene.
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LEO in WX-CENTER

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[Tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Susan]
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Martinsville waits for the masses to return. Still ahead, how the races help a city that needs it.
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And later, we'll get to know "Shorty", a man whose story is worth telling, and now, it is.
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[MINI-OPEN] 90 thousand people came to Martinsville over the weekend .. now almost all of the race fans are gone until late October. And more than ever, the visitors, and the dollars they spend, are very important.
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The population of Martinsville multiplies about six times over -- and everything race fans buy helps a struggling local economy get back in the black.
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((ANNE ATKINS/RED BIRCH COUNTRY MARKET: IT STARTED GETTING BUSY ON TUESDAY. EACH DAY JUST KEEPS INCLINING MORE AND THE BIGGEST DAY IS OF COURSE RACE DAY. LAUGHTER.))
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Outside the Red Birch, parking spots sold for 20- dollars a pop - including spaces in front of gas pumps. And across the street campers rented spaces in front of a grocery store.
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
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We'll take another look at the Advance Auto Parts 500 a little later in sports.

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And here's one to remember for the next big race at Martinsville the weekend of October 24. You can beat the traffic and get there early without missing church.
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((I SAW THE SOLDIERS AS THEY CAME TO ARREST HIM.))
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Raceway Ministries is an organization made up of Southern Baptist churches in Martinsville and Henry County. The group has been ministering at the Martinsville Speedway for 13 years. Founder John Fox moved to the area about 14- years ago. He says he got the idea after getting stuck in race- traffic one April Sunday.
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Martinsville Speedway owner Clay Campbell was receptive to the idea and the ministry has grown every year since. Now people call from around the world before attending a race to find out what time services will be held.
More than 200 people attended two services yesterday.
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At least three boats owners got that sinking feeling at Smith Mountain Lake this weekend.
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In one case, fire officials were called to Lake Haven Marina, where this boat was at the bottom. A crane was attached to the boat and divers were called in to help pump the water. Officials are called to about 20 of these cases each year. They say boat owners can avoid the situation by servicing their bilge pumps.
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Gautier (goh-TEER) says it took about an hour- and- a- half to get the boat afloat. No one was in the boat when it sank.
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Six Roanoke families are much closer to realizing their dreams .. and it all took shape in just one weekend.
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400 volunteers and six families worked more than two days to construct six houses. Habitat for Humanity took on the massive project in hopes of re- energizing the program which experienced a number of rain- delays last summer.
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((CHRISTINA HATCH: THERE'S NOT A LOT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND THESE HOMES THAT WE BUILD ARE FOR LOW INCOME WORKING FAMILIES AND THEY PAY A 20- YEAR MORTGAGE WITH NO INTEREST. HABITAT ACTS AS IT'S OWN MORTGAGE LENDER. SO IT GIVES PEOPLE AN OPPORTUNITY WHO WORK FROM PAY CHECK TO PAYCHECK AND CAN'T AFFORD TO BUY A HOME.))
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The homes are located off Fairview Drive in Roanoke. Families are scheduled to start moving into the houses the end of June.
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
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A documentary that has received plenty of praise is ready for its Star City premiere. We'll meet the producer and directors, next.
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And later, we'll document something else. A 14 year old uses his might, and his pony tail, to set a record.
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[Shorty]


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((SHORTY: I LOVE THE PLAYERS SO MUCH, SO DEAR TO ME.))
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[OUT Q=... so dear to me.]
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The story of a Hampden-Sydney Football Fan is coming to the Grandin Theatre tonight. And it doesn't take long to realize that "Shorty" is no ordinary fan. Walter Simms has already beaten the odds, a 57 year old man with Down Syndrome.
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The documentary film "Shorty" follows him for the 2002 football season. Michael Furno produced and co-directed the film. He is here along with fellow Co-Director Daniel Doyle.

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[SUPER=01-Daniel Doyle/"Shorty" Co-Director;]



((- Why did you feel you had to make this film?
- While it's set on a playing field, this isn't really just a sports movie. What did you learn from the players and this community?
- What has been the response from folks at Hampden-Sydney and from Shorty himself?))

[ENG#=1] (Yes, #1 again)
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You can see "Shorty" for yourself at the premiere tonight at the Grandin Theatre. The six o'clock showing is by reserved tickets only and has a reception following at the Village Grill. Tickets are 25 dollars and can be reserved by calling 434-223-6776 [Next "Shorty" FS] There is also an open showing at 8:45. Tickets are 10 dollars and available at the Grandin Theatre box office.
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A mixed day so far on Wall Street. At Noon,
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the Dow was DOWN 24 points, but NASDAQ was UP 13 points.


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[ANCHOR=Susan]
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Up next after the break, they're off and running toward Boston at this hour.
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And the biggest come-from-behind victory in the P-G-A leaves one in the record books.
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This is Patriots Day in Massachusetts, and that means a big sports day for Boston -- some long distance running, major league baseball and a Stanley Cup playoff game.
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At the centerpiece is the 108th running of the Boston Marathon, which started less than an hour ago. The runners are heading toward downtown Boston on a route that covers more than 26 miles.
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
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Meantime at Fenway Park, the Red Sox entertain arch-rival New York. Tonight at the Fleet Center, the Bruins face Montreal in game seven of their playoff series.


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Rusty Wallace and his team have something big to smile about for the first time in three years. But as Travis Wells reports- this year's Advance Auto Parts 500 will be remembered for some concrete reasons.
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An exciting finish at Hilton Head yesterday left one golfer in the record books.
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It wasn't always pretty, but yesterday, Stewart Cink posted the biggest PGA comeback ever in an event played in the 50 states with a sudden death win over Ted Purdy. He came from nine shots down and won the event on the fifth extra hole to capture the MCI Heritage classic.
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
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Finally, he can't legally drive, but he's pulling the load in an attempt to set a Russian record.
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[VO-NAT]
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14-year-old Bruce Khleb-ni-kov had to pull 35-ton tram cars by his ponytail to set the record. .. and believe it or not- he managed to pull the two-trams more than three-meters along track in Moscow. Organizers claim it was the heaviest tram pulled by hair. This isn't Bruce's first attempt- when he was just 11-years old he pulled a jet fighter with his hair.
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