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The nation shows its gratitude to veterans of the Second World War--
We'll have a live report from Washington, just ahead of this weekend's dedication of the new World War Two Memorial.


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And, two people are reportedly under arrest in connection with the murders of three Baltimore children.
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Rain showers are diminishing from west to east this afternoon. But will the weather cooperate for those big holiday weekend plans? A look at your hometown forecast plus what to expect if you're headed to the Beach.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.


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Veterans of the second World War are finally getting the recognition they deserve----- a war memorial on the national

mall in Washington, D-C.
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Final Preparations are in full swing for tomorrow's dedication More than a half million pepole are expected to attend-- including many local veterans.
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Justin McLeod is in the nation's capital with a preview. Justin?

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((It has been more than twenty years in the making. It was only back in 1993 that Congress actually authortized the World War II Memorial. Construction began in September 2001 and the memorial opened to the public last month.
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That future is located here on the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.
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It's a different view when you're actually at the memorial. It sits on 7.4 acres and one part that stands out are these 56 granite pillars. They celebrate the unity of the nation during the war. Each state and terrority from that period is represented by a pillar. There's also the Freedom wall. On it you'll find 4-thousand gold stars which represent that more than 400-thousand Americans who gave their lives.
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Meanwhile, terrorism concerns will serve as a backdrop for tomorrow's festivities.
But despite the new warnings and surging gas prices, Americans are still expected to hit the road in record numbers this weekend.
Thalia Assuras has more.
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Sources say there have been two arrests in yesterday's killings of three children in their Baltimore apartment.

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Police now say the victims were two boys and a girl.
Earlier, they'd identified them as two girls and a boy.
Two of the children were partially beheaded, the other was decapitated.
The mother of at least ONE of the children discovered their bodies.
A weapon was found outside the apartment.
Meanwhile, neighbors who know the family describe all three children as "fun loving and well- mannered."
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A relatively strong earthquake shook central and northern Iran today, killing at least six people and injuring 20 more.
The quake registered six-point-two.
State-run Iranian television says it was felt in eight provinces, and was centered in the capital of Maz- andaran province, near the Caspian Sea.
It was felt more than 100 miles away in the capital, where it broke windows and sent panicked residents rushing outdoors.
Iran is located on seismic fault lines, and is prone to earthquakes.
About 26-thousand people were killed last December in a magnitude six-point-six quake that hit the southeastern city of Bam.
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U-S authorities in Iraq are still hoping a cease-fire will hold in the cities of Najaf and Kufa.
That after gunmen opened fire on a U-S Army vehicle, wounding two U-S soldiers.
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Meanwhile, it's still up to a U-N official, but Iraq's Governing Council has made its choice for a new prime minister, once power is transferred to Iraqis at the end of next month.
The council is nominating Iyad (ah- yah) Allawi (ah-laa-wee).
He's a Shiite Muslim physician who spent years in exile.
Word of his nomination comes from a member of the council, who says he was a unanimous choice.
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Still to come on the newscast, the E-P-A looks into the actions of a Roanoke business.
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Plus attornies for Michael Jackson ask a judge to lower his bail. Prosecutors say he may run.
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The Enviromental Protection Agency is focusing an investigation on a Roanoke business.
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Advanced Metal Finishing became the subject of an agency- inquiry several months ago. Yesterday special agents searched the company's business offices on Norfolk Avenue, but aren't saying what led to the investigation or what they found, if anything. Special Agent Susan Helbert says there are a number of circumstances that can lead to an investigation.
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The Criminal Investigation Division is responsible for investigating everything from violations of the Clean Air Act to conspiracy and mail fraud. Special Agent Helbert says there's no reason for the public to be alarmed. She says that whatever it is they're investigating does NOT pose a threat to the safety or health of nearby residents.

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A News 7 reporter spoke briefly with someone from Advanced Metal Finishing by phone, but as soon as the reporter identified herself the person hung up.

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One man is dead following a single vehicle accident in Roanoke County. It happened around 11:30 last night on Woodhaven Road near Sequoia Drive. Authorities say the driver, 49 year old Michael B. Slaughter, ran off the right side of the road. The vehicle traveled abouty 200 feet through a wooded area, struck several trees and came to rest on its roof. Slaughter was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say it does not appear that he was wearing a seat belt.

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Today attorneys for the King of Pop are asking a judge to lower the singer's three- million- dollar bail.
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Michael Jackson himself won't be in the courtroom for the hearing.
Prosecutors, meanwhile, object to a lower bail, saying that Jackson is a flight risk.
The judge will also examine the media's request to unseal the grand jury indictment against the singer, which accuses him of child molestation and conspiracy.
Jackson has pleaded innocent.
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A jury is in place, now Scott Peterson's double- murder trial is set to begin on Tuesday.
The panel of six men and six women will decide whether Peterson killed his pregnant wife Laci and their unborn son.

Gloria Gomez reports.
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Scott Peterson case, it took less than an hour to pick a jury. Dean Johnson/Criminal Defense Attorney " They hold Scott Peterson's fate in their hands now, these twelve people." Gomez The twelve member panel is predominantly white and is evenly divided between men and women. Yet legal experts say there are a few wild cards that could create problems for both sides. One juror, a white male in his fifties, turned to his parish priest for guidance on the death penalty. He also acknowledged, he thought Scott was guilty, but assured the judge, he could be fair. Another juror, a former cop, was accused of violating a restraining order. And then there's juror number nine, the thirty year old woman was married to a convicted murderer, who was later killed in prison. Jason Bennert/Bay City News Reporter " She got added to the jury at the last minute after the first juror number nine uh had a hardship excuse. So when she got added the prosecutors really had to be kicking themselves." Gomez For those who didn't make it onto the final jury, there was a sense of relief. Mitch Root/Excused Juror " Plus I have a couple of vacations with my friend Mark and Todd, so it's on! "
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red. From the very beginning, Scott told police, he was fishing in the San Francisco Bay when his vanished. One year later, Peterson stands accused of double murder and now faces a jury of his peers. Before the jury was excused the judge warned them to stay away from media reports. He also reminded them the trial starts on Tuesday and is expected to last, up to six months. Gloria Gomez, for CBS News, Redwood City, California.))
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Still to come on the newscast,
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it doesn't matter how they finish, we'll see a race where every competitor is a real weiner.
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It was dog eat dog in Salt Lake City, Utah--
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Perky pooches from all over the state came out yesterday to compete in the Johnson and Johnson Weiner Dog Race.


A local radio station transformed its parking lot to a racetrack.
The winning dog won tickets for his owner to a concert by country music singer Kenney Chesney.
A dachsund named Paxton came out the top dog.
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While his owners get to see the concert, Paxton wins a year's supply of dog food.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 23 points. The NASDAQ has lost one.

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Up next in sports, it was a long night in Salem as the ACC Colleges battle on the diamond.
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And the last became the first when Jimmie Johnson took to the pavement in qualifiying.
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Qualifying for the Coca-Cola 600 this coming Sunday at the Lowe's Motor Speedway was held last night under the lights.

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And once again we found proof that the last shall be first. Jimmie Johnson, the final car of 52 to take a spin on the track, ended up turning the fastest speed of the night-- with a 187 point 052 mile an hour circuit. It's a new track record, and good enough for the pole for the 600.
Here's the complete starting grid.
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The ACC baseball tournament is over for the second seeded Virginia Cavaliers. The team that was expected to challenge for the title - is instead on its way home-- after losing its second one- run game in less than 24 hours. The Cavs lost to Duke Wednesday night, and were beaten by N.C. State yesterday afternoon.
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Trailing by a run in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Wolfpack, which didn't get off the field until 2am because of its delayed game with Florida State, came through with the hits it needed.
It picked up the game
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winner on this rbi single to right. UVa loses 6-to-5 - losing back to back one- run games.
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A judge in Grayson County has thrown out the murder charge against Dennis Schermerhorn.
The ruling came after the prosecution finished presenting its case in the trial arising from the disappearance of Logan Bowman.
The judge's decision means Schermerhorn faces just a single count of child-neglect.
It's uncertain what this will mean for the schedule of the trial.

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