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Governor Warner is set to announce up to 500 new jobs are coming to Henry County.
And, four workers are killed in what's being called Japan's worst- ever accident at a nuclear plant.
Our beautiful weather will stick around today while the temperature and humidity levels continue to rise. I'll have your work week forecast.
Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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Hundreds of jobs are coming to Henry County.
StarTek Outsourcing Solutions is expanding its operations to add a new call center in the county,
bringing about 500-new jobs over the next two and half years.
The jobs will include technical support and customer care service.
The Denver-based company already has an office in Lynchburg.
Governor Mark Warner will officially announce the new jobs later this afternoon.
We will have more on his announcement on News 7 at Five and Six.
It's being called the worst accident ever at a Japanese nuclear power plant.
Four workers were killed today and seven others were burned when steam was released from a leak in a turbine building.
The accident is being blamed on a lack of cooling water, but officials say there was no radiation leak, and no danger outside the building.
A police official says two survivors injured by the 500-degree- steam are in critical condition.
Investigators still haven't determine what caused the accident.
The situation in Iraq remains volatile and complex.
The Iraqi government is targeting the man in charge of Saddam Hussein's war crimes tribunal-- charging HIM with murder.
This, as the violent insurgency continues.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Salem Chalabi/Iraqi Politician;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Washington.]
TRACK: IN AN ACT OF DEFIANCE, FIREBRAND SHIITE CLERIC MUQTADA AL-SADR
AND HIS FOLLOWERS HAVE REJECTED THE IRAQI INTERIM GOVERNMENTS ORDER TO
LAY DOWN THEIR ARMS. AL-SADR SAYS THEY WONT QUIT UNTIL ALL AMERICAN
TROOPS HAVE LEFT IRAQ. SO THE FIGHTING IN NAJAF CONTINUES WITH THE
NUMBER OF DEAD SHIITES NOW IN THE HUNDREDS.
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TRACK: U-S AND IRAQI OFFICIALS SAY THE SHIITE REBELS ARE NOW USING SOME
WEAPONS OBTAINED IN IRAN AND WORRY THAT TEHRAN IS TRYING TO GAIN A
FOOTHOLD AMONG IRAQS SHIITE MAJORITY.
TRACK: IN BAGHDADS SADR CITY, ON-GOING CLASHES BETWEEN U-S TROOPS AND
AL-SADRS FOLLOWERS PROMPTED IRAQS INTERIOR MINISTER TO IMPOSE A CURFEW
FROM FOUR P-M TO EIGHT A-M. SCORES HAVE BEEN KILLED THERE SINCE FIGHTING
INTENSIFIED LAST WEEK.
TRACK: WHILE SUICIDE BOMBINGS AND FIGHTING WITH FOREIGN INSURGENTS
CONTINUE TO PLAGUE THE COALITION, POLITICAL PROBLEMS ARE ALSO SURFACING.
THE MAN IN CHARGE OF THE WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL TRYING SADDAM HUSSEIN IS
WANTED FOR MURDER. SALEM CHALABI IS ACCUSED OF PLAYING A ROLE IN THE
MURDER OF A FINANCE MINISTRY OFFICIAL.
(Super: Salem Chalabi/Iraqi Politician) 10:19:35
SOT: I have no recollection of ever having met this guy. I have never
been to his office, as is alleged. I have never threatened him because
I dont know who he is.
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)
STANDUP: Chalabis uncle, Ahmad once a favorite of the U-S government
is also charged with counterfeiting. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.
Martinsville Police are looking for clues in a fatal shooting from Friday night.
Police say the body of 21-year-old Sidney Deon Thomas was found by a passerby around 6:30 Saturday morning.
Police spent the day interviewing neighbors trying to reconstruct the scene.
Thomas was found under a tree near Pine Hall Road.
That's where police responded more than two hours earlier after hearing shots fired in the area.
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((CAPT. CASSADAY: WHEN THEY ARRIVED A LOT OF VEHICLES WERE LEAVING THE AREA AND WHEN THEY GOT OUT HERE THEY FOUND THIS VEHICLE HAD BEEN STRUCK AND IT WAS A GRAY COLORED SUV, WAS THE DESCRIPTION THEY GOT AND THAT THE VEHICLE HAD LEFT THE SCENE.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Eddie Cassady/Martinsville Police Department; (QUICK)]
[OUT Q=left the scene]
Police later found the Envoy wrecked on Fayette Street a short distance away.
The driver, Aaron Jerome Cooper of Reidsville, North Carolina was charged with D-U-I, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
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Deputies in Franklin County are still searching for a suspect who allegedly shot his niece.
It happened shortly before two yesterday afternoon in the 5300 block of Pleasant Hill Road.
39- year- old Hasan Ali Muhammed and his niece Virginia Langhorne allegedly got into an argument and started shooting at one another.
Langhorne was hit in the leg and taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Her condition is NOT being released.
Muhammed, also known as Paul Burwell, left the scene in a black pickup pulling a white cargo trailer.
Around 6:30 a deputy spotted the truck on Boones Mill Road.
Muhammed led the officer down a number of back roads and ended up on Eton (EE-tahn) Road in Hardy.
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((HE TURNED DOWN A FIELD. WENT OUT BETWEEN A HAY FIELD AND A CORN FIELD AND STOPPED DOWN AT THE EDGE OF THE WOODS. AT THAT TIME DEPUTY FINNEY STOPPED, THEN APPROACHED THE VEHICLE - WAITED UNTIL WE GOT SOME MORE UNITS HERE BECAUSE HE KNEW HE WAS ARMED, HE WAS DANGEROUS.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. David Cundiff/Franklin County Sheriff's Department;]
[OUT Q=he was dangerous]
Authorities recovered the truck Muhammed was driving and plan to search it for evidence.
Deputies say residents who live in the Hardy area should remain alert, but say there's no need to be alarmed.
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Coming up next, the federal government says food companies need to do a better job warning consumers with allergies.
Also we'll see how retailers are cashing in on a growing segment of the American population.
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For people with severe food allergies, finding what's in the food they buy can be tough, because labels don't always tell the whole story.
But help is on the way.
Doctor Sean Kenniff explains.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS News;]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Clifford Bassett/Food Allergist;]
[OUT Q=Kenniff, CBS News.]
FOR SOMEONE ALLERGIC TO SOY THESE CANS OF TUNA MAY SEEM INNOCENT - BUT
THEY ACTUALLY CONTAIN VEGETABLE BROTH WHICH COULD COME FROM SOY BEANS.
(nats)(Far Rockaway, NY)
MIS-READING LABELS IS A DANGEROUS PROBLEM FOR THE 11 MILLION AMERICANS
WITH LIFE-THREATENING FOOD ALLERGIES.... INCLUDING 4-YEAR-OLD ZACHARY
TOLBERT WHO'S ALLERGIC TO NUTS.
HIS MOTHER STUDIES LABELS FOR WORDS LIKE HYDROLYZED PLANT PROTEIN WHICH
COULD COME FROM NUTS.
BUT OCCASIONALLY SHE MISSES SOMETHING.
"And it's so small you can skip one of them, you bring that home, he
tastes it :(butt to) his throat could close up and immediately you have
to take him to the emergency room."
(STANDUP: Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS NEWS/Miami, FL)
AND PEOPLE ALLERGIC TO MILK HAVE TO BECAREFUL WITH LUNCH MEATS.
SOME ARE MADE WITH CASEINATES - A MILK BY-PRODUCT.
BUT SOON THESE LABELS WILL CHANGE NOW THAT PRESIDENT BUSH HAS SIGNED
LEGISLATION INTO LAW FORCING MANUFACTURERS TO LIST THE TOP EIGHT
ALLERGENS ON THEIR PRODUCTS.. AND DO IT IN PLAIN LANGUAGE.)
"the most common food allergies are peanuts and tree nuts, fish,
shelfish, wheat, egg, milk and soybean."
FOOD ALLERGIST, DOCTOR CLIFFORD BASSETT (Baa (like bat) (SET), SAYS THE
NEW LABELING RULE WILL BE A LIFESAVER SINCE SO MANY FOODS CONTAIN THESE
(SOT-Dr. Clifford Bassett/Food Allergist)
"the fda has said up to 25 percent of foods are either not labeled
accurately or they're missing certain ingredients that people have food
allergies need to know."
THE NEW LABELS WON'T BE ON STORE SHELVES UNTIL 2006.
BUT AT LEAST PARENTS LIKE INOCENCIA (ee-no-sen-see-uh) TOLBERT CAN LOOK
FORWARD TO A TIME WHEN THE DINNER TABLE BECOMES A SAFER PLACE.
DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.
The back-to-school shopping season is well underway, and some retailers are pushing a new product- plus-size clothes for kids.
In the past, overweight kids had to "size up" to get clothes to fit.
But as Gretchen Carlson found out, that's not the case anymore.
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[SUPER=01-Marshal Cohen/Retail Analyst; :27]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/CBS News; :43]
[SUPER=01-Gail Trippodi/JC Penney; 1:34]
[SUPER=01-Alex Cohan/Old Navy; 1:54]
[SUPER=01-Katherine Loeb/Psychologist; 2:14]
[OUT Q=Carlson, CBS News, New York.]
FOR MANY KIDS, DRESSING COOL MEANS FITTING IN, BUT WITH 15 TO 30 PERCENT OF ALL KIDS IN AMERICA NOW CONSIDERED OVERWEIGHT, FITTING IN can often be a challenge. (m-o-s if we can get it.. if not, nat pop from commercial) (NARR 2) FOR YEARS MOST RETAILERS IGNORED THE KIDS' PLUS SIZE MARKET -- -- BUT RECENTLY, A NUMBER OF BIG NAME BRANDS HAVE STARTED CASHIN
G IN. (video is exterior of wal-mart, target) (SOT -Marshal Cohen - Retail Analyst) "the plus size business for kids h
as become critical for the retailers beginning to address how are they going to dress America. " (NARR 3) SEARS HAS BEEN IN THE KIDS' PLUS SIZE BUSINESS LONGER THAN ANYONE ELSE ... WITH MORE THAN 50 YEARS UNDER ITS BELT. NOW OTHER COMPANIES ARE CATCHING ON. (Stand-Up, Gretchen Carlson ) AT J.C. PENNEY, THE CHILDREN'S PLUS SIZE CLOTHING LINE HAS BEEN A HUGE SUCCESS -- WITH DOUBLE DIGIT GAINS IN SALES IN JUST THE LAST 2 YEARS. THAT'S BECAUSE KIDS CAN LOOK FASHIONABLE IN A SIZE 10 ... OR A SIZE 10 1/2 PLUS. (NAT - Gail -) "This will be our top jean for back to school not only in plus sizes but also in regular girl sizes." (NARR 4) THE KEY? THE PENNEY'S GIRLS PLUS CLOTHING -- EMBROIDERED JEANS, SCREEN T-SHIRTS AND DENIM SKIRTS -- IS THE SAME HIP CLOTHING YOU FIND IN THE REGULAR GIRL'S DEPARTMENT - ONLY WITH A BIT MORE
ROOM. (SOT - Gail 4) G: So you have a 14 1/2 ... Gail: Yes, and a 14 regular. G: So the length again is the same ... G
ail: It's just the fuller cut, so it's just proportioned to fit that size 14 or size 10 customer. (NARR 5) IMAGE IS IMPORTANT TOO. THE PLUS SECTION ISN'T HIDDEN AWAY AT THE BACK OF THE STORE. HERE, ITS FRONT AND CENTER WHERE PLUS SIZE GI
RLS FEEL INCLUDED. (SOT - Gail - ) "The plus size customer wants to be just like her friends, she wants to wear what t
hey wear, she wants to wear what she sees on TV, and she wants to wear what she sees in magazines." (Alex cohan/ - nat - SHOWING ME adjustable waist clothing) (NARR 6) ALEX COHAN IS A SENIOR MANAGER FOR OLD NAVY - THEY GOT INTO THE PLU
S SIZE BUSINESS ONLY RECENTLY -- THE HOT ITEM THIS FALL ... CLOTHES WITH ADJUSTABLE WAISTS. (sot -) parents asked and
we answered. the customer feedback was definitely that they needed to outfit their children who were plus size. (NARR 7) WEIGHT AND EATING DISORDER SPECIALIST KATHERINE LOEB SAYS BEING ABLE TO FIND CLOTHES THAT FIT AND LOOK FASHIONABLE
helps BOOST THE SELF-ESTEEM OF OVERWEIGHT KIDS. (sot - Katherine Loeb, Psychologist) "if they can treat themselves we
ll at any weight and convey self-confidence, that will create a positive feedback. In fact, they may feel more motivated to continue on a weight-loss process." (NARR 8) AND IT DOESN'T APPEAR THIS TREND IS GOING AWAY ANYTIME SOON ... (SOT - Marshal Cohen) " You're gonna see more and more of this-- made available as other retailers watch to see how these retailers have been successful." (NARR 9) THIS BACK TO SCHOOL SEASON ... MORE THAN EVER ... KIDS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES WILL BE FITTING IN WITH FASHION ... ANY WAY YOU CUT IT. GRETCHEN CARLSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))
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Coming ip next on the newscast,
Firefighters in Chicago battle a fire that is two blocks long.
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Now that a 'no- contact' order has been lifted, Mary Kay Letourneau and her former student lover are free to renew a relationship that began when he was only 12 years old.
Bill Whitaker reports.
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[SUPER=01-Scott Stewart/Vili Falaau's Attorney; :25]
[SUPER=10-Mary Kay Letourneau/Former Teacher/November, 1997; :50]
[SUPER=01-Bill Whitaker/CBS News; :58]
[OUT Q=Whitaker, CBS News, LA.]
They were kept apart for seven & a half years by prison walls and a court order. SUPER: Seattle, WA/Friday night NARR: Now Vili Fualaau and his former teacher-lover, Mary Kay Letourneau are in the same city again and Washington state judge has ruled they're free to be together again. SUPER: Seattle, WA / Aug. 4 NARR: Letourneau now out of prison an
d registered as a sex offender. Fualaau, now 21 got the court to lift the no-contact order. SOT: Scott Stewart / Vili
Fualaau's Atty/(130733) HE'S AN ADULT AND AS AN ADULT HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE CONTACT WITH OTHER ADULTS, MOST SPECIFICALLY WITH MARY KAY LETOURNEAU. OBVIOUSLY THEY HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN COMMON. NARR: Their improbable, illicit affair shocked the country in 1997: the 34 year old sixth grade teacher and her 12 year old student/lover. Caught and convicted
of child rape, Letourneau was ordered to stay away from the boy. She told the court she would. SOT: SUPER: November,
1997 Mary Kay Letourneau/ IT WAS WRONG AND I'M SORRY. I GIVE YOU MY WORD IT WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. NARR: But it did. After serving a six month sentence she was found again in the school boy's arms. This time she was sent away for seven and a half years. They have two daughters, now six and seven. The question now is whether they have a future. Does the
love of the child still burn in the man? SOT: Scott Stewart / Vili Fualaau's Atty/(130733) HE STILL HAS STRONG FEELIN
GS FOR MARY KAN AND HE'D LIKE TO SEE WHERE THE RELATIONSHIP GOES FROM HERE. NARR: And both, like many observers must be wondering is this the end of this bizarre tale or the beginning of a new chapter? BW, CBSN, LA))
Chicago firefighters are trying to get the upper hand on a four- alarm blaze that broke out early this morning.
The fire is at a huge abandoned warehouse that's about two city blocks long.
So far, authorities say no injuries have been reported.
Firefighters are hoping to keep the blaze from spreading to nearby homes on the city's South Side.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP one point. The NASDAQ has gained 11 points.
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Coming up after the break, we take a look at the B-C-S points system, and whether its the best one to use.
And Jeff Gordon not only hits the bricks, he's also kissing them.
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Jeff Gordon became the fourth driver to win four races at Indy yesterday, joining AJ Foyt, Al Unser, and Rick Mears.
Gordon led 121 of 160 laps on his way to his 5th win of the season in the Brickyard 400.
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We pick it up on lap 73--
Rusty Wallace and Scott Riggs get the worst of a bunched up field at the line on a restart.
Eight cars total were involved in the scrape.
Points leader Jimmie Johnson spun early, and later blew an engine finishing 36th.
Then check out Brendan Gaughan who shredded a left rear tire with less than 100 laps to go-- ending the day for the Kodak Dodge.
In all, the caution waved 13 times.
Gordon was dominant throughout, and held off Dale Jarrett on two late restarts to take his 69th career win.
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[SUPER=0106-6. Greg Biffle//7. Jamie McMurray//8. Kevin Harvick//9. Bill Elliott//10. Kurt Busch//;]
[SUPER=0106-11. Jeremy Mayfield//12. Jeff Burton//13. Rusty Wallace//14. Jeff Green//15. Bobby Labonte//;]
[SUPER=0106-16. Matt Kenseth//17. Joe Nemechek//18. Jimmy Spencer//19. Ken Schrader//20. Michael Waltrip//;]
[SUPER=0106-21. Dave Blaney//22. Robby Gordon//23. Kyle Petty//24. Ricky Craven//25. Mark Martin//;]
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Last season the BCS didn't produce an undisputed national champion in college football.
Steve Mason checks in with several differing opinions on whether or not it is the best system to determine the best team.
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[SUPER=01-Tommy Bowden/Clemson Head Football Coach; :49]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Bowden/3 BCS Title Appearance, 1 Nat. Title at FSU; 1:30]
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