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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... More violence in Iraq today as American soldiers have shootouts with militants.
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And a Radford photographer asks a judge to dismiss charges against him and penalize the commonwealth's attorney office. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Iraq]


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Violence continues in Baghdad -- as U-S troops spend a fourth day fighting against insurgents just northeast of the capital. At least one American solider and at least six Iraqi's have been killed.
In Southern Iraq, a roadside bomb has killed at least two people there, including a Portuguese security office.
Insurgents have also targeted Iraq's oil pipeline system, cutting of all exports from the southern oil fields in bombings this week. Iraq does hope to resume partial exports this weekend.

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More details are emerging about the the V-M-I graduate killed in Iraq.
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32-year old Major Paul Syverson was killed in a mortar attack on a logistical base at Balad Air Base. Officials said three rockets hit the camp, including one direct hit on the base exchange. The military convenience store was filled with shopping troops. Syverson was a 1993 graduate of V-M-I.
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Also killed in the attack was 29 year old Specialist Jeremy Dimaranan (DIE- mer-An-UN) of Virginia Beach, and a sergeant from Florida.

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One day after terrorists killed American Paul Johnson, the Saudi government says the four suspected terrorist, including the leader of al-Qaida in the country have been killed. Aleen Sirgany brings us up to date.
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[SUPER=03-Saudi Arabia; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Mahr/Neighbor; :46]
[SUPER=01-Joesph Billy Jr./FBI Special Agent; :58]
[SUPER=01-George Bush; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News; 1:26]
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THIS IS THE SCENE WHERE SAUDI POLICE SAY THEY ENGAGED PAUL JOHNSONS MURDERERS IN A SHOOTOUT. A WITNESS LED SECURITY FORCES TO THE TERRORISTS AFTER SEEING THE LICENSE PLATE ON THE CAR THEY USED TO DUMP JOHNSONS DECAPITATED BODY. THE SAUDI GOVERNMENT SAYS POLICE KILLED FOUR SUSPECTED MEMBERS OF AN AL-QAIDA CELL.. INCLUDING THEIR LEADER.. ABDULAZIZ AL-MOQRIN. THE GOVERNMENT BROADCAST PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE BODIES ON TELEVISION.
AN ISLAMIC MILITANT WEBSITE POSTED THE PICTURES TOO GRUESOME TO SHOW OF JOHNSONS BEHEADING. A STATEMENT SAID THE 49-YEAR-OLD ENGINEER WAS EXECUTED BECAUSE SAUDI OFFICIALS REFUSED TO NEGOTIATE.

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NEWS OF JOHNSONS MURDER SHOOK THE FLORIDA COMMUNITY WHERE HIS SON LIVES.. AND THE NEW JERSEY TOWN WHERE HE GREW UP.

(Stephanie Mahr, Neighbor)
NEIGHBOR SOT: 16:33:35 we were holding out and praying he would come hold safe


AN F-B-I AGENT SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE FAMILY.. SAID THE FAMILY UNDERSTOOD AUTHORITIES DID ALL THEY COULD TO RESCUE JOHNSON.

(Joseph Billy Jr, FBI Special Agent)

22:12:05 They also know this act of terrorism was committed by extremists and does not represent the Saudi Arabia that Paul often spoke of and wrote about to his family.
PRESIDENT BUSH CONVEYED HIS PRAYERS AND SYMPATHIES TO THE FAMILY AS HE JOINED OTHER WORLD LEADERS IN CONDEMNING THE KILLING.

BUSH SOT: 16:45:20 These are barbaric people. There's no justification whatsoever for his murder, and yet they killed h

im in cold blood. ))

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A three year old girl taken from a Tennessee home -- was abused so badly --that authorities could not give out any pictures of her injuries.
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Officials say she had chemical burns to her eyes and face and cigarette burns all over her body. They also believe the three year old was starved because she only weighed 22 pounds.
Her father, Tommy Owens and his girlfriend Charlotte Claiborne were arrested Thursday and charged with aggravated child abuse and four counts of child neglect. They have denied anything to do with the abuse.
The three year old is expected to recover from the injuries.
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A Henry County man is in custody for allegdly shooting a man near Axton yesterday morning.
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[TAKE ADAMS PIC FS] The Sheriff's Office has charged 31 year old Germaine Delano Adams of Henry County. He was arrested last night in Pittsylvania county. Adams is charged with first degree murder, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
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Authorities say he shot 35-year old Christopher Junior Hairston around 1:30 yesterday morning at the Virginia Oaks Mobile Home Park. Hairston was found in the middle of the road.
He was later pronounced dead at a North Carolina Hospital.

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A Radford photographer is asking a judge to dismiss murder charges against him and sanction the Commonwealth's Attorney office.
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57-year old Bob Shell is facing several charges including felony homicide and three counts of defiling a corpse. He's charged in connection with the overdose death of one his models, 19 year old Marion Franklin. Shell's attorneys filed a motion this week, claiming the Commonwealth's Attorney's office has failed to provide access to evidence against their client. A hearing on the matter has been scheduled next month.
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We may have begun a new hurricane season, but Hurricane Isabel isn't soon forgotten.
Last September, the hurricane brought rain, high winds and lots of destruction to Virginia.
Now she's ushering in a baby boom.
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Births at some hospitals in Central Virginia are up over ten percent.
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((DR. EDWARD SCHOEFFLER/HENRICO DOCTOR'S HOSPITAL: WE'VE BEEN VERY BUSY RECENTLY. NORMALLY WE DELIVER MAYBE TEN, ELEVEN BABIES A DAY. WE'RE UP TEN PERCENT OVER THAT. BY THIS TIME IN THE MONTH WE WOULD HAVE DELIEVERED ABOUT 180 BABIES. WE'RE UP OVER TWO HUNDRED RIGHT NOW.))
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James Lynn says it is no surprise to him that his daughter, Sophia, was born nine months after a power outage caused by Isabel.
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((JAMES LYNN/FATHER OF "ISABEL BABY" IRONICALLY OUR LIGHTS WERE NOT OUT FOR VERY LONG DURING THE HURRICANE, ONLY ABOUT TWELVE HOURS.))
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Lynn says he and his wife considered naming their daughter after the storm.
But they decided "Isabel" is probably going to be a popular name among the recent group of newborns.
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When cooking for the elderly --food doesn't have to be bland --there are ways to spicy things up without harming their dietary restrictions. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
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Here to tell us more is Chis Head with Homestead Senior Care.


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For a free copy of the cook book you call Home Instead Senior Care at 540-966-3399 or you can find a link to their web site on our web page.
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Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.

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If you want a wine rack but can't afford it, then we have a decorating twist for you. All you need is a baker's rack and a mirror. See the tranformation
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in today's Decor and More.
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... The Saudi government kills the four militants responsible for the beheading of American hostage Paul Johnson.
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And a 12 year old is in custody after bring two rifles to a Virginia school. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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An amateur video has been released of the rescue efforts to save the victims of Wednesday's drowning at water park in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Four people drowned that day -- after an eight year old girl fell or jumped into a powerful circulation pool at the Fort Worth Water Gardens. Her father, brother and another child died trying to save her.
Officials are now using this video shot by a tourist for their investigation.
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((any traumatic event is hard to watch whether you are there in person or watching it on video... i think its always hard... to watch anything like that.))
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The tape will help investigator answer the question of how high the water was before the circulation pump was shut off. Swimming is not allowed at the water park.
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Prince William County police say a middle school student dressed in camouflage gear is in custody after bringing two rifles and a shotgun to school. Police also arrested a school cafeteria worker who gave the boy a ride and had guns locked in her car. Brad Bell has more on this story.
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[SUPER=01-Jane Buchanan/Parent; :11]
[SUPER=01-Chief Charlie Deane/Prince William Co. Police Dept.; :34]
[SUPER=01-Vanice Wancer/Suspect's Neighbor; 1:11]
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[OUT Q=...terrifed parents.]

((IT WAS A SCENE REMINISCENT OF COLOMBINE SEVERAL PARENTS OBSERVED. CHILDREN BEING HUSTLED TO SAFETY, POLICE LOOKING TO MAKE SURE THE SCHOOL WAS CLEAR, PARENT'S LOOKING FOR THEIR CHILDREN.
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"They wouldn't let us get close to the school. They wouldn't even let us try to see the kids they were hiding the kids behind the trees and it was terrible." NOT LONG AFTER THE MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL SPOTTED A TWELVE YEAR OLD SEVENTH GRADER WITH A GUN. POLICE CAME QUICKLY AND THE BOY SURRENDERED WITHOUT A FIGHT. HE HAD THREE GUNS, TWO RIFLES AND A SHOTGUN AND APPARENTLY WAS SEEKING TO SETTLE A GRUDGE.
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"There's some indication that he was interested in getting back at or in some way either it was frightening or hurting someone who might have been picking on him during the school year." POLICE ALSO ARRESTED A THIRTY EIGHT YEAR OLD CAFETERIA WORKER NAMED NAOMI LEWIS; A MOTHER OF A BULL RUN MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT.
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"We have reason to believe that the woman who was charged had knowledge that the gun was on school grounds." NEIGHBORS OF LEWIS WHO WATCHED POLICE SEARCH HER HOME AND CARRY AWAY SEVERAL COMPUTERS SAY IT'S DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE THAT SHE OR ANYONE IN HER FAMILY WOULD BE INVOLVED IN SUCH A THING.
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"I can't think of anything that would make me say she had any knowledge of it. She is just not that type of person, neither are any of her children." POLICE ALSO SAY AS MANY OF ELEVEN CHILDREN MAY HAVE KNOWN IN ADVANCE THAT SOMETHING WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. THEY'RE BEING QUESTIONED NOW ABOUT THEIR INVOLVEMENT. AS FOR THE REST OF THEIR CLASSMATES IT WAS A BAZAAR MORNING. AFTER A LOCKDOWN WAS LIFTED THEY WERE SHIFTED TO A NEARBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR A REUNION WITH IN SOME CASES TERRIFIED PARENTS.))
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That was Brad Bell reporting.

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An event of Olympic proportions is taking place in Roanoke tonight, all in the name of fighting cancer.
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A crowd of more than four thousand is taking part in the 13th Annual Relay for Life held at Victory Stadium.
This year's theme is an Olympic one, the goal is to reach for a cure.
Organizers say the number of cancer survivors at the event is at an all time high.
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((SUZY LAWRENCE/RELAY FOR LIFE ORGANIZER: ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY, THE RATES IS 64-PERCENT OF CANCER VICTIMS SURVIVE FIVE YEARS OR LONGER SO THE DOLLARS ARE REALLY PAYING OFF NOW.))
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Money raised will fund cancer research as well as recovery programs in the area.
Organizers hope to raise 700-thousand dollars this year.
Relay for Life will wrap up today at noon.
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One southside economy is in the process of changing its roots to the technology field.
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A 12- million dollar high- tech project called the "Regional Backbone Initiative" was announced in Danville yesterday.
It consists of 700- miles of fiber optic cable that will connect five cities, 20- counties and 56- industrial parks in Southside, Southwest and Central Virginia. State leaders hope the project will attract high- tech businesses and encourage entrepreneurs to stick around.
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[SOT 10:57:51]
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((BYRON: WE HAVE HAD MANY CHALLENGES IN THE SOUTHSIDE REGION IN VIRGINIA, BUT OUR AREA ALSO HAS MANY RESOURCES THAT I DON'T THINK CAN MATCH ANYTHING IN THE STATE SO WE HAVE A LOT TO OFFER AND IT WON'T TAKE LONG FOR PEOPLE TO REALIZE THAT.))
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Once completed, the project will provide high speed internet access to nearly 700- thousand citizens and 20- thousand businesses. Both the Virginia Tobacco Commission and U-S Economic Development Administration are pitching in 6- million dollars to fund the initiative. Construction is set to begin in October and should be complete by 2006.
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A local furniture company scored a major victory in their battle against China.
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The Department of Commerce ruled in a preliminary report that China IS illegally dumping wooden bedroom furniture into the United States. The news has the potential to affect thousands of furniture company employees in our viewing area from Henry County to Pulaski and Galax. The ruling means the U-S government believes Chinese furniture companies are cheating by flooding the U-S furniture market with wooden bedroom furniture at cheaper costs.
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((JOHN BASSETT: WE HAVE LOST JOBS BECAUSE OF DUMPING. THAT'S WHAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS SAID TODAY. THERE IS ILLEGAL DUMPING. IT STARTED AT 5 PERCENT AND IT'S GOING TO 25 PERCENT. AND IT DIFFERS WITH EACH COMPANY. BUT IT HAS HAD AN EFFECT ON OUR INDUSTRY.))
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More than 35-thousand U-S furniture employees have lost their jobs in the last FOUR years. Yesterday's ruling is preliminary and will need to be finalized in October, but it means the government will immediately begin imposing duties on Chinese furniture companies ranging from 5-percent to 198-percent.
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In other business news this week, some local retirees are set to lose all their benefits, and mall owners say business is good in Roanoke and the Commonwealth. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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[Roy-Golf]


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The late News-7 Sportscaster Roy Stanley will be honored next week at a charity golf tournement. But you don't have to play golf to participate, there's also an auction. Here to tell us more is Mike Bell, the Director of the Tournament.



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The Roy Stanley Memorial Celebrity Golf Tournament will be on Friday June 25th at the Hanging Rock Golf Club.
Tee time begins at 1 o'clock.
The fee is 100 dollars per person, 300 per foursome.
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Now let's head over to Joy.