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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning - Al-Qaida militants in Italy threaten to strike if troops don't withdraw from Iraq
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and officials in Richmond were on guard yesterday, responding to a terrorist drill. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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Law enforcement and health care officials were on their toes yesterday - but not because of a REAL attack.
Emergency crews outside Richmond responded to a fake chemical attack to test their capabilities in the event of a real attack.
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In the exercise, terrorists dispersed deadly sarin gas at an elementary school.
Forty people played victims as federal, state and local officials responded to the emergency.
The drill is one of a series of anti-terrorism exercises planned nationwide this week.
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((SENATOR JOHN WARNER: WE HAVE TO CONSTANTLY GO THROUGH THESE DRILLS SO THAT WE HAVE LESS AND LESS THINGS THAT GO WRONG.GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE LEARNED FROM 9/11, WE LEARNED FROM THE SNIPER ATTACK, WE LEARNED FROM HURRICANE ISABEL BUT WE ALWAYS NEED ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENT.))
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The planning, training and equipment for the terrorism drill cost around two million dollars.
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In another terrorism drill, Carilion put it's new portable decontamination tent to the test.
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As part of the exercise -- workers had to deal the scenario of a a hundred people who had been exposed to an unknown substance inside a downtown building.
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((WHAT WE'RE TESTING OUT HERE IS HOW WE'RE GOING TO DECONTAMINATE A LARGE NUMBER OF VICTIMS TO SCREEN THEM BEFORE THEY GET EMEGERCENY CARE AND THAT E-R DEPT))
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Most of the victims were hospital employees who volunteered for the event.
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[IN Q=I feel like that threat]

((I FEEL LIKE WITH THE THREAT OF EVERYTHING HANGING OVER US IT'S BECOME IMPORTANT FOR US TO START TAKING RESPONSIBILITY AND THAT STARTS WITH KNOWLEDGE AND KNOWING WHAT TO DO AND WHO TO CONTACT.A ND THE RESOURCES THAT WE NEED TO PROTECT OURSELVES AND OUR FAMILIES))
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Carilion Roanoke Memorial is one of five hospitals in the region that now have this type of tent. All area hospitals, however, have been given at least eight protection suits.
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Another drill is scheduled for today - but this one will be a bit different.
You'll be able to see it for yourself.
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The Virginia Army National Guard in Roanoke along with police from Roanoke, Danville, and Christiansburg took part in a training exercise at Victory Stadium yesterday.
They learned a number of defense tactics to be used in local and state emergencies as well as homeland defense.
They'll be happy to show you some of their techniques at an open house today.
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((ERIC BARR/VIRGINIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD: WE WANT THEM TO KNOW WE ARE STILL HERE. WE GOT SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN BUT THAT HASN'T DIMINISHED OUR EFFORTS HERE AS FAR AS THE HOMELAND IS CONCERNED SO WE WANT THEM WE ARE HERE AND WE WANT THEM TO KNOW WE'RE WELL TRAINED, WELL PREPARED, WELL RESOURCED TO TAKE CARE OF FOLKS AT HOME HERE.))
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The Open House will take place at the National Guard Armory on Reserve Avenue in Roanoke from noon until five.
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In sports, the roster for the Los Angeles Lakers keeps a- changing.
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Yesterday, the team traded Gary Payton and Rick Fox to the Boston Celtics for Chucky Atkins, Marcus Banks and Chris Mihm. The Celtics also get a conditional first-round draft pick and cash. The Lakers get a second-round pick. Payton's is a nine-time All-Star.
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Coming up - One area church group is hoping you'll feed the need of the less fortunate - and help stamp out hunger.
See how you can help in today's Focus on Health
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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don't let your old lamps clutter up your storage space - turn them into a designer original. We'll show you how in today's Decor and More
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According the U-S-D-A, 11-percent of U-S households at some point in time --don't have enough food to eat -- and third of them are classified as "hungry". It's an issue that can affect their health and well being. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
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But one Franklin County group is working to change that here in our area --and throughout the world. Here to tell us more is Charles Flora.

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The Hunger Auction will take place August 14th at 9:30 am at he Antioch Church of the Brethren in Callaway. For more information you can call the church at 540-483-2087.
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Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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Finding new uses for old stuff in your house not only helps with clutter, but also gives your home a unique appeal.
See what we mean
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in today's Decor and More.
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In sports, it wasn't a good day for the Blue Jays, or their franchise teams. Steve Mason has more on that plus its a battle of the hockey leagues in Roanoke.
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[take info board fs] Steppin' Out is today from 10 to 10 in Downtown Blacksburg. Admisson is free. For more information, check out our website and click on "websites in the news"
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning -
Police search for the gunman who shot at and damaged at least two cars in Roanoke
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and the Roanoke Rescue Mission's newest shelter needs help reaching its mark. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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The Baghdad offices of the Arab television station Al-Jazeera have been ordered closed for 30 days. Government ministers have recently been critical of the television station, calling it one-sided.
The network says it has NOT been given a reason for the order, but calls it -quote - regrettable.

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Meanwhile, a militant group claiming to have links to Al Qaeda -- releases a statement --saying it is ready to strike Italy if it does not remove its troops from Iraq. The group say the country must act before a 15-day deadline given by the group expires.
The statement goes on to warn that the group has cells in Italy that are ready to attack any target once the deadline has ended. The statement reads -- "you wont' feel safe in your homes. Each place will be target after the end of the truce and the targets have been identified.
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Police are still searching for a shooting suspect who got away in Roanoke.
The shooting damaged at least two vehicles in the city yesterday.
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Christopher King and his dad Roger were riding in one of the vehicles that was hit.
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((CHRISTOPHER KING: WE WAS GOING UP THE ROAD DOWN HERE AND I HEARD A GUN SHOT GO OFF AND HEARD IT RICOCHET OFF THE CAR RIGHT HERE AND AT FIRST I THOUGHT THEY WAS SHOOTING AT MY DADDY.)) ((ROGER KING: I ALWAYS THOUGHT THIS WAS A PRETTY CALM NEIGHBORHOOD AND EVERYTHING. I NEVER HEARD OF ANY TROUBLE OVER IN HERE.))
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When police responded to the nine- hundred block of Brandon Avenue the suspect had already fled the scene. A pistol- style B-B gun, pellets and Co2 cartridges were recovered near an open window. Police believe a 16 year old male is responsible for the shootings. If charged, he faces two counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle.
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Roanoke and Roanoke County welcomed thirteen new police officers into service.
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The 53-rd Roanoke Police Academy pinned on their badges during a graduation ceremony at the Jefferson Center. Seven Roanoke City recruits and six Roanoke County recruits will join the departments. They spent six months training and say they are now ready for their call of duty.
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((DONNY FIELDS/GRADUATE;WE GET TO HELP PEOPLE, WE GET TO DO A DIFFERENCE, WE GET TO DO THE THINGS WE CAME IN HERE FOR. WE'RE OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM AND WE GET TO INTERACT WITH PEOPLE.))
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[VO] Roanoke College President, Dr. Sabine O'Hara addressed the graduates and congratulated them on their achievements.
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Delays have plagued the Roanoke Rescue Mission's new women and children's shelter.
It now seems unlikely the shelter will open this summer as scheduled.
As Justin McLeod discovered, a place known for helping people now needs some help of its own.
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They've been working non-stop to get the new women's shelter here on Dale Avenue open for business.
But it's taking longer than expected.
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There's also been a problem with money.
The price tag for the new building is nearly four million dollars.
Last October, still lacking one million dollars, the Rescue Mission's board directors took the unusual step of beginning construction anyway.
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((LEE CLARK/RESCUE MISSION: WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT A CONCEPT PEOPLE BUY INTO THAT AND IT'S A WONDERFUL THING BUT WHEN THEY CAN SEE IT GOING UP IT IS WHOLE ANOTHER MATTER AND PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO SEE WHAT WE ARE DOING HERE I THINK HAS ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO GET INVOLVED.))
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Apparently so.
The Rescue Mission now only needs 150-thousand dollars to finish the shelter.
Once completed, the three story facility will have 130 beds and will house an emergency shelter for families as well as a substance abuse program for women.
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((LEE CLARK/RESCUE MISSION: THIS NEW CENTER WILL BE ONE OF THE ONLY PLACES WHERE A MOTHER CAN GET HELP FOR A DRUG ALCOHOL ADDICTION WHILE KEEPING HER DEPENDENT KIDS WITH HER.))
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But not everyone thinks this is a great idea.
Some neighbors oppose the project believing it will attract more vagrants and transients to the area.
The Rescue Mission says a full-time staff and sufficient fencing around the property should prevent any problems.
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((LEE CLARK/RESCUE MISSION: I'VE BEEN AN EMPLOYEE NOW FOR OVER 3 1/2 YEARS AND I SEE NO INCIDENTS OF VIOLENCE. IT'S A VERY SAFE PLACE.))
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE NEW PLACE SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER AND THE RESCUE MISSION SAYS IT WILL OPEN EVEN IF THE MONEY ISN'T THERE. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))
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Coming up a little later- We'll hear more from the African Showboys
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Is Tom Cruises' latest movie collateral for his career? We'll take a look in today's Movie Review.
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(("Collateral" (Dreamworks Pictures) Review by: Joel Sink
Cruise is a snooze while Foxx Rocks! Oh, yea, and Jada Pinckett Smith too.
Jamie Foxx plays Max an L.A. cabbie. He's not your average cab driver, he takes pride in his job and keeps his cab spotless. His first fare of the evening is Annie, Jada Pinckett Smith. She's a tough attorney, yammering away on her cellphone, telling Max which streets to take. Max and Annie click. As she gets out of the cab, she gives him her card and invites him to call her.
Max's next fare is slick businessman, Victor (Tom Cruise). Victor turns out to be a professional hit man with five different people on his hit list. Max, as the unwilling chauffeur, drives him from one crime scene to another killing sleazy guys who are scheduled to be witnesses in a major drug trial. After victim number four, Max is horrified to discover who victim number five is going to be. Can you figure it out? Will he be able to stop Victor before he completes his task?
I've only seen Tom Cruise in one movie where I thought he did a real, honest to goodness decent job acting, that was "Magnolia". Cruise has always seemed like he was so self conscious about everything he did and said that I never really bought his characters. Same here, though he is a little more palatable as a bad guy than his usual role as Mr. Wonderful. Jamie Foxx, on the other hand, was great! He has a charisma that makes watching him a pleasure. The scene early in the film where he is driving Jada Pinkett Smith to her office is excellent. The chemistry between Foxx and Smith was amazing. (Watch out Will.) I would have been fine if this scene had lasted much longer. The overhead cinematography of the cab winding it's way through downtown L.A. and the sharp conversation between Foxx and Smith really won me over. There are a couple of contrived details that you just sort-of have to let go. Once you get past those, this is a thoroughly enjoyable film.
Watch for Mark Ruffalo and Peter Berg as L.A.P.D. investigators and Javier Bardem ("Darkness Falls") as a drug lord.
Joel's take: 7 out of 10 Rated: R ))

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Population growth is taking over farm and forestland in Virginia, and a new report says the Southwest part of the state has a long way to go economically. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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MeadWestvaco is cutting up to 80 salaried jobs at its Covington mill by the end of next year. It's part of a company-wide effort to reduce the workforce by one thousand jobs. About 14-hundred people work at the Covington mill. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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State officials say population growth is threatening the Commonwealth's 39 Billion dollar agricutlture industry. Virginia has lost nearly 45-thousand acres of farm and forest land every year since 1997.
Many of those acres have been paved over to make way for shopping malls, subdivisions or gas stations.
State officials say that in addition to the aesthetic and environmental benefits farmland provides, there is also a cost savings.
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((CARLTON COURTER/VA AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER: WHEN YOU PUT IN HOUSES AND YOU HAVE SCHOOLS, AND YOU HAVE SEWER AND INFRASTRUCTURE, RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ENDS UP COSTING A LOCALITY, CITY OR STATE, MORE THAN IT BRINGS BACK IN TAX RECEIPTS.))
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Homebuilders and developers blame the loss of farmland on the state's rising population.
And they point out that modern techniques now allow farmers to grow more on less land.

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A progress report from the Fifth Planning District Regional Alliance says Southwest Virginia still has a long way to go to catch up to the rest of the nation economically. Two years ago, the group started looking at ways to make the region more competitive in the global economy. Members found that the area is falling behind state and national averages in wages, manufacturing, and education. The report did say that some progress is being made, especially in connecting parts of the region, and in marketing the area. For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] ))
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Earlier we told you about an event that's adding a little music to the air in Blacksburg today.
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And one of the groups performing there is the African Showboys, who are joining us here this morning.
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