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Violence in Iraq intensifies, as a peace delegation arrives in Najaf.
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And, a Covington family mourns the loss of a Marine, who was killed last week in Iraq.
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Even as a new peace effort continues, U- S forces have dropped bombs on the Iraqi holy city of Najaf.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The bombs were dropped near the cemetery in Najaf, where Shiite militants have been hiding.
Earlier in Baghdad, a mortar attack killed seven people.
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Officials say 47 others were injured, including two children.
It happened in a commercial district in central Baghdad.
The attack occurred on the final day of the country's National Conference.
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Because of the ongoing violence, only eight Iraqis have flown on U-S helicopters to try to make peace in the volatile city of Najaf.
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((WELL, YOU CAN HEAR IS THAT THERE IS SOME RESISTANCE. OBVIOUSLY RIGHT HERE EVERYTHING'S PRETTY QUIET. PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO PASS BY.))
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[OUT Q=able to pass by freely.]
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Delegates are delivering a plan for cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, demanding that he stop fighting, in exchange for amnesty.

His militia has fought U-S and Iraqi forces for most of the month.
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A Marine from Covington was killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq.
Ryan Howard died last week.
Justin McLeod spoke with the family and has more.
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[SUPER=03-Covington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alan Howard/Ryan's Brother; :53]
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((((NAT SOUND OF MOM SAYING "I AM PROUD OF HIM" AT 9:52:39))
When the Howards look at pictures of their son, they see a man who enjoyed hunting, loved his family, and clearly wanted to serve his country.
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((GREG HOWARD/FATHER: HE WANTED TO GO IN WHEN HE WAS 17 BEFORE HE GRADUATED. WE HAD TO SIGN FOR HIM.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=sign for him]


That was over eight years ago.
His family had nothing to worry about until he went to Iraq.
He came home safely but had to return in June.
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((KATHY HOWARD/MOTHER: THE FIRST TIME WAS AWFUL. I DIDN'T WORRY ABOUT HIM THIS TIME.)) [Runs05]
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Not until last Thursday morning when two Marines came to their home.
Ryan's father Greg answered the door.
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[IN Q=I said oh lord]

((GREG HOWARD/FATHER: I SAID OH LORD, SOMETHING'S HAPPENED)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=something's happened]


What happened was Ryan's helicopter, similar to the one you see here, crashed during a Marine Logistics flight on the night of August 11th.
The military told the family the helicopter apparently had engine problems.
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((ALAN HOWARD/BROTHER: THEY SAW THE HELICOPTER PITCH UP AND IT WAS SPARKING AND ON FIRE, ROLLED OVER AND CRASHED TO THE GROUND.)) [Runs08]
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At first Ryan was listed as missing. It would be three more days before the military confirmed he was dead.
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But with that heartache comes a lot of joy.
The 26 year old who graduated from Alleghany High School planned on making a career out of the military.
His family says he was proud of his service in Iraq.
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[IN Q=They love the United States]

((ALAN HOWARD/BROTHER: THEY LOVE THE UNITED STATES AND THEY LOVE THE PEOPLE THERE TRYING TO MAKE THEM FREE AND HE SAID THAT IS WHY I AM GOING BACK BECAUSE THOSE PEOPLE NEED ME.)) [Runs05]
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Ryan leaves behind a wife and two step children in San Diego.
Closer to home, his mother Kathy wears a shirt that expresses exactly how the family is feeling.
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((KATHY HOWARD: ONE OF THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE BRAVE.)) [Runs02]
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IT COULD BE ANOTHER SEVEN TO TEN DAYS BEFORE RYAN'S REMAINS ARE FLOWN TO THE U.S. SO FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE STILL BEING FINALIZED. WE DO KNOW THE FUNERAL AND BURIAL WILL TAKE PLACE IN COVINGTON. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))

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The U- S flag is up at the main post office in Punta Gorda, Florida where workers are back on the job for the first time since Hurricane Charley hit last Friday.
But for others, it'll be a long time before they can think about getting back to normal.
Drew Levinson has more.
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Some Botetourt County residents are digging into the past.
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Judy Barnett is just one of many people who is looking into the origins of the African-American families of Botetourt County. But, Barnett has her work cut out for her- years ago there weren't written records for slaves - so, she's resorting to other methods.
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((JUDY BARNETT, RESEARCHER: THAT'S WHAT WE DO NOT HAVE, WE'RE GOING WITH WHAT INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE COURTHOUSE - WE'RE GOING TO START THIS FALL IN THE VIRGINIA ROOM AT THE ROANOKE LIBRARY AND WHEREVER ELSE WE CAN FIND INFORMATION.))
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[OUT Q= ...find information.]
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Barnett has gotten most of her information through older people within the community - both black and white. Coming up tonight on News 7 at five and six, we'll take a closer look at the project.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the star witness in the Scott Peterson case will face cross examination from the defense today.
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Also archaeologists and religious scholars are excited about a discovery in Israel.
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Laci Peterson's mother was so upset that she walked out of the court room this week, as tapes were played between Scott Peterson and his former mistress.
There will be more tapes to come today, as Amber Frey returns to court.
Defense attorneys plan to cross- examine her.
Brian Andrews reports.
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SCOTT PETERSON CONTINUES TO BE EVASIVE WHEN IT COMES TO ANSWERING AMBER'S POINTED QUESTIONS ABOUT LACI'S DISAPPEARANCE.....AND SCOTT'S POSSIBLE...INVOLVEMENT.

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F: YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE I CAN FIND ANSWERS IN P: AND I CANT GIVE YOU ANY ANSWERS NOW.
AMBER TELLS SCOTT SHE'S FRUSTRATED... SICK OVER THE WHOLE SITUATION.

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F: WHY DO I HAVE TO FEEL THIS HURT SCOTT? P: YOU DON'T DESERVE IT AMBER. I DID THIS TO YOU. I DRAGGED YOU INTO THIS.
AMBER CONTINUES.... EXPRESSING SKEPTICISM OVER SCOTT'S CLAIM.... LACI WAS FULLY AWARE OF THEIR AFFAIR.

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F: SO IM STILL, AGAIN HAVING A VERY HARD TIME THINKING IN LACI'S SHOES.. MY HUSBAND HAS A GIRLFRIEND AND IM PREGNANT WITH HIS CHILD. SO WHEN DO SHE FIRST LEARN OF ME? P: WHAT'S THAT F. WHEN DIUD SHE FIRST LEARN ABOUT ME P: AFTER OUR FIRST DATE.
STANDUP, BRIAN ANDREWS REPORTS. AT ONE POINT IN THE CONVERSATION, AMBER ASKS SCOTT WHY HE WANTS A RELATIONSHIP WITH HER... PETERSON RESPONDS.. BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT YOU. HE TELLS HER HE WANTS TO BE A POSITIVE PARTNER IN HER LIFE.

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F: YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A COMPLETE FOOL SCOTT. P: IM SO SORRY AMBER. YOU'RE NOT A FOOL AND IM SO SORRY THAT I PUT YOU IN A POSITION WHERE YOU COULD FEEL LIKE THAT. YOU ARE AN AMAZING KIND LOVING PERSON AND I MISTREATED TO AN UNBELIEVEABLE DEGREE AND I SHOULD HAVE NEVER TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF HOW GREAT YOU ARE.
AMBER CONTINUES TO PUSH SCOTT TO TELL HER MORE... SCOTT TELLS HER HE CAN ONLY SHARE HIS FEELINGS... AMBER RESPONDS... BUT YOU DON'T SHARE THE TRUTH.. SCOTT ANSWERS.. WE'LL THAT'S THE REALITY OF THE SITUATION. BRIAN ANDREWS, CBS NEWS, REDWOOD CITY, CA
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It could be one of the largest recent discoveries for Christian history.
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A British archaelogist has dug up evidence he says links John the Baptist to a cave near Jerusalem.
Excavations there have revealed a large bathing pool, as well as objects used for anointing rituals that differed from those used by most Jews nearly two- thousand years ago.
Gibson says evidence with links to John the Baptist came from drawings made 400 to 500 years later.
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((SHIMON GIBSON/ARCHAEOLOGIST:WHEN WE, SORT OF, HAD A LOOK AT THESE REMAINS, THEY ARE SO UNIQUE THEY HAVE TO BE CONNECTED TO BAPTISM RITES AND TO JOHN THE BAPTIST HIMSELF. ))
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Gibson says he believes Jesus may have also visited the cave.
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Bedford County is another step closer to building its first county-owned park and recreational center.
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The Bedford area recently received a 200-thousand dollar state grant to begin developing a 300-acre section of land near the county nursing home on Falling Creek Road.
That money will be matched by county funds.
The first phase calls for the construction of picnic shelters, walking trails and playgrounds.
Soccer and baseball fields are also in the works.
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((MICHAEL STOKES/BEDFORD CO. PARKS & REC DIRECTOR: AS WE START DEVELOPING THIS PARK SITE, WE'RE GOING TO GET A LOT OF INTEREST FROM A LOT OF PEOPLE, AND HOPEFULLY THAT SUPPORT WILL KIND OF BLOSSOM AND GROW INTO A GREATER NEED THAT'S GOING TO BE SHOWN BY A LOT OF THE RESIDENTS HERE.))
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Stokes says bids for construction will start going out in about two months.
The county also owns three other large pieces of land that it hopes to convert to recreational areas.
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As family farms become more rare, more people are wanting to learn what life is like when it is surrounded by animals.

That is fine for at least one Wythe County family. They want to turn their farm into a zoo.
Rachel DePompa reports.
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((Welcome to Wythe County. Where the deer and the antelope play.
NATS PARROT NOISE 27:19:00
along with the birds... zebra... emu.... and monkeys....
MONKEY SCREAMING 9:48:00

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((TAMMY ARCHER: IT'S NEVER A DULL MOMENT. YOU'VE HEARD PEOPLE TALK ABOUT MY HOUSE IS A ZOO. WE'LL I LIVE IN THE ZOO.))

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She lives on the 45 acre Wythe County Animal Park. Tammy and Jeff Archer's way to share their love for exotic animals with the rest of the region.
NATS: ELK.. 21:24:00 AND CHEWING SOUND...

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((JEFF ARCHER: WE HAD DONE A TRAVELING ZOO FOR YEARS AND IT JUST GOT KIND OF HARD FOR THE ANIMALS. SO WE JUST DECIDED TO DO IT HERE 1:03:00)) [RUNS:08]
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After two years of fencing building they opened the doors to the petting zoo for the first time this month. You'll find common farm animals like goats and sheep.. and then you'll find cody the buffalo and humphrey the camel.

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((RACHEL DEPOMPA: THEY CALL THIS AREA THE OUTBACK. THEY'RE EVENTUALLY GOING TO OPEN IT UP TO HAY RIDES SO PEOPLE CAN SEE EXOTIC ANIMALS. TYPICALLY ONLY FOUND IN AFRICA.)) [RUNS:09]
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((TAMMY: WE WANT TO MAKE LIVING AT THIS. IT'S BEEN A PART TIME THING FOR US FOR SEVERAL YEARS. BUT WE WOULD LIKE FOR THIS TO BE A FULL TIME ADVENTURE FOR US)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=for us.]


An adventure that at least pays out in little smiles and hearty laughs.
NATS: 16:35:00 LAUGHING.. YEAH.. ISN'T HE PURTY... 16:35:00 TO 41
Rachel DePompa, News 7, Wythe County.))
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Up next on the newscast, Oprah Winfrey is heading to court. She'll be serving in the jury of a murder trial.
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Also we'll tell you about a new type of party in New York. You can reach out and touch someone, but it will cost you 30 bucks.
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The queen of talk is now having to listen.
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After getting out of two previous summons, talk show host Oprah Winfrey was ordered to report for jury duty in a Chicago murder trial.
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But attorneys picked her anyway, and she was seated for the trial late yesterday afternoon.
One attorney in the case said Winfrey was chosen because she was seen as a fair juror.
Deliberations are expected to begin tomorrow.
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This might fall under the category of "Only in New York"--
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The latest social trend in the Big Apple is the "cuddle party."
Perfect strangers wearing pajamas cuddle up to one another.
Since the parties started in February, hundreds of people have paid 30- dollars each to touch and embrace others in intimate gatherings.
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[IN Q=What is true is]

((REID MIHALKO/CUDDLE PARTY CREATOR:WHAT IS TRUE IS THAT HUMAN BEINGS NEED TOUCH AND WE GET A LOT OF IT AS CHILDREN. THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN AS ADULTS WE ARE IN THIS CULTURE WHERE WE ARE NOT GETTING TOUCHED ENOUGH . ))
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[OUT Q=getting touched enough.]
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Mihalko says it's a good way to meet new and interesting people.
Some participants say it's helped them overcome their shyness.
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[IN Q=I did have]

((ROBIN RENEE/CUDDLE PARTY ATTENDEE:"I DID HAVE A LITTLE APPREHENSION AT FIRST BUT IT FELT NICE BUT A LOT OF THE EXERCISES HELPED. ))
[SUPER=01-Robin Renee/Cuddle Party Attendee; quick!]
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[OUT Q=exercises helped.]
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There ARE rules, though--
The P-J's stay on the whole time, so that things don't go too far.
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Coming up after the break, the U-S-A takes another win in softball.
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And, record gold is denied for America in swimming.
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America is not faring well in Athens.
The U-S-A is in fourth place as far as gold medals go.
China has the most gold.
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The women's softball team won against Japan yesterday -- it was a shut out three to nothing. In the lightweight boxing division, American Vicente Escobedo took out Columbia's Jose Mosquero.
The fight was stopped 31 seconds into round three.
U-S-A won 30 punches to 10.
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It has been called the "race of the century"..and when it was all over...U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps lost out on the gold.
It just hasn't been smooth swimming for the U.S. Team...even though it's already taken home a fist full of medals.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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((IT WAS THE SHOWDOWN EVERYONE WAS TALKING ABOUTYOUNG SENSATION MICHAEL PHELPS VERSUS AUSTRALIAN POWERHOUSE IAN THORPE
IT WAS EXTREMELY CLOSEBUT TO THE DELIGHT OF AUSSIES. PHELPS WAS THORPEDOEDAND HIS CHANCE OF WINNING SEVEN GOLD MEDALS WAS SUDDENLY OUT OF REACH.
AMERICAN FANS FELT HIS DEFEAT

-SOT-MOS Im sad for him and disappointed but we still are very proud

of him and proud of the American team8;00;46
PHELPS DID BREAK THE AMERICAN RECORD AND AFTER THE RACE SAID ITS HARD TO BE DISAPPOINTED WHEN YOURE UP FRONT WITH THE BEST.
STAND-UP-MANUEL GALLEGUS, ATHENS 8;38;20 ITS ALREADY BEEN A PRESSURE FILLED UP AND DOWN RIDE FOR THE US SWIM TEAM HERE AND NOW BAD JUDGEMENT MAY HAVE COST THE TEAM A PRICELESS POSITION IN A .
IN A COACHING BLUNDER, AMERICAN MEN WILL NOT BE REPRESENTED IN THE 100 METER FREESTYLE FINAL. AMERICANS JASON LEZAK AND IAN CROCKER ARE TWO OF THE FASTEST IN THE WORLDBUT THEY WERE TOLD TO CONSERVE THEIR ENERGYAND WERE DEFEATED IN WHAT THEY THOUGHT WOULD BE A SLOW QUALIFYING HEAT.

-SOT-NATALIE HOLDS HER MEDAL


BUT GOLD IS SHINING BRIGHT FOR THEIR TEAMMATES SWIMMERS NATALIE COUGHLIN AND AARON PEIRSOL POWERED THEIR WAY TO VICTORIES.

-SOT-NATALIE COUGHLIN, 100 METER GOLD MEDALIST.



-SOT--SOT-AARON PEIRSOL, 100 METER BACKSTROKE GOLD MEDALIST

4;36 its a little surreal and it feels really good.
AND DESPITE ALL THE TALK OF DISAPPOINTMENT, AMERICAN SWIMMERS HAVE EARNED 11 MEDALSTHREE OF THEM GOLD. AND ITS NOT OVER YET PHELPS STILL HAS FIVE MORE CHANCES AT GOLD. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS ATHENS.))

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The kickoff times for Tech's first two games of the season are now set and both are early afternoon contests.
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Tech officials say their home opener on September 11th against Western Michigan will start at one o'clock. The game will not be televised. Tech's first ACC home game is the following Saturday - September 18th at Noon against Duke. That one is right here on WDBJ-7.
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