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After a long delay, Amber Frey will face questions from defense attorneys today when Scott Peterson's murder trial resumes.
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And, if you're working after hours-- it might not mean what it used to.
New rules for overtime pay go into effect today.

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The morning fog has burned off in all locations as we head toward a partly sunny afternoon. I'll have your forecast
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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Scott Peterson's former lover returns to the witness stand today for cross- examination.

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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
It's still not clear what "new information" led the judge last week to postpone Amber Frey's testimony for the defense.
Brian Andrews brings us up to date.
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AMBER FREY'S ATTORNEY SAYS SHE'S READY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM THE DEFENSE.
BUT HER LAWYER THINKS PETERSON DEFENSE ATTORNEY MARK GERAGOS MAY TRY TO "SLIME" AMBER - AS SHE PUTS IT - TO DISTRACT THE JURY FROM THE FACTS OF THE CASE.

(SOT, Gloria Alred/Frey's Attorney)

"I think he wants to put on a show. He's entitled to cross examine her if he wants to and I don't think he's going to make any points for his client by doing so."

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LAST WEEK, THE JUDGE ORDERED A DELAY IN FREY'S CROSS-EXAMINATION - TELLING JURORS IT WOULD HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL TODAY SO NEW INFORMATION COULD BE LOOKED INTO... BUT HE DIDN'T SAY WHAT THE NEW INFORMATION WAS.
SOME COURTROOM ANALYSTS BELIEVE IT MAY HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH RECORDED PHONE CALLS BETWEEN SCOTT AND AMBER THE JURY - HASN'T - HEARD.
SO FAR, THE JURY HAS HEARD 2-DOZEN CONVERSATIONS IN WHICH SCOTT LIES TO AMBER AND AVOIDS ANSWERING HER QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS MISSING WIFE....

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"Peterson: And yes I lied to you. I hadn't been married."

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BUT THE TAPES PLAYED SO FAR DO NOT CONTAIN ANY ADMISSION ON PETERSON'S PART THAT HE KILLED HIS WIFE AND UNBORN CHILD AS THE PROSECUTION CONTENDS.

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IN THE CROSS-EXAMINATION, THE JUDGE HAS RULED MARK GERAGOS CANNOT ASK AMBER ABOUT ANY PRIOR RELATIONSHIPS - OTHER THAN SCOTT PETERSON - UNLESS THEY WERE MENTIONED ON THE TAPES ALREADY PLAYED FOR THE JURY. BRIAN ANDREWS, CBS NEWS, REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA. ))

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A former Associate Pastor accused of killing his wife more than five years ago will have to wait longer for his trial.

A judge has granted prosecutors' request for a delay in Rick Pulley's trial.
A reason for the request was not given, and a new date has not been announced.
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Patty Jo Pulley's disappearance from Pittsylvania County went unsolved for more than three years, but that started to change when her body was found under a North Carolina highway bridge in December of 2002.
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Two months later, Rick Pulley was charged with Patty Jo's murder.
He had moved to Southwest Virginia by that time, but he was brought back to North Carolina to face charges.
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A head on collision last night in Pulaski County has left one person dead. It happened around 9 o'clock on Route 672. Police say 43 year old Ricky Eugene Quesenberry crossed the center line in his Ford Escort and hit a Chevy S-10 head on. Alcohol was NOT involved.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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U- S forces are closing in on a Shiite shrine in Najaf, as they continue fighting with Iraqi insurgents.
Despite the battles, an American journalist just freed from captivitiy says he wants to stay in Iraq to work on his documentary.
Barry Peterson has more on Micah Garen's release.
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((THERE IS SOME RARE GOOD NEWS FROM IRAQ THIS MORNINGKIDNAPPED JOURNALIST MIKE-AH GAREN - HELD FOR MORE THAN A WEEK IN SOUTHERN IRAQ - IS NOW A FREE MAN.

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1 He walked free late last night. Garen is here doing stories on Iraq's looted antiquities.

(Micah Garen sot, released hostage)

... trying to make people aware of the destruction that's happening to their heritage because of the difficult situation here.(edit) This experience hasn't made me want to leave at all, my plans were to continue on this project.

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3 He was abducted more than a week ago at this marketplace in Nassiryah , while taking pictures. He caught the eye of extremists, who took him at gunpoint.

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4 But this manMoqtada Al Sadrintervened. His followers in Nassiryah negotiated Garen's release, winning a thank you from the American.

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AND THANK THE SADR OFFICE FOR THE WORK IN RELEASING ME AND I HOPE I CAN CONTINUE THE WORK THAT I AM DOING HERE IN IRAQ WHICH IS TRYING TO HELP THE PEOPLE HERE.

(Al Sadr)

5Al Sadr's help is proof that war makes strange bedfellows

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Because this is the same Al Sadr whose militia is battling Americans in another cityNajaf, southwest of Baghdad. For more than two weeks they have fought inside and around the sacred Imam Ali shrine, fighting which lasted well into last night.

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8Today, the streets are desertedbuildings scarred by shellfire.

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9Ordinary peopleare getting out.

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10 The city is empty, says this boy. Each family has left one man behind to prevent looting.
CLOSE: THE GOVERNMENT HAS YET AGAIN ISSUED A WARNING TO AL SADRGIVE UP, OR FACE ATTACK. AND ONCE AGAIN, THE THREAT COMES WITH NO DEADLINE
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New rules for those working more than 40 hours a week take effect today, and it's still not clear who will be affected.
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The Labor Department says the new overtime pay rules will only affect about 107- thousand workers, if THAT many.

But a liberal Washington think- tank, the Economic Policy Instititute, says as many as six- MILLION workers will lose overtime benefits.
The Bush administration and business groups say the new regulations are needed because the old ones were out of date and confusing.
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Coming up next on the newscast, some local residents try to make sense out of the vandalism that hit their homes.
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Plus one of the world's best known paintings is stolen in a bold daylight robbery.
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A larger-than-expected state budget surplus means Virginia will speed up a tax break. Governor Warner delivered the news in Richmond this morning. The tax break is the personal exemption, a deduction for each taxpayer and their dependents. That deduction was originally scheduled to get bigger in 2006, but Warner says he will now move the tax break up to this coming January.






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Vandals armed with spray paint have left their marks on a Botetourt County neighborhood. While some of their messages were confusing, others were all too obvious. Jennifer Wishon has more.
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(( Hal and Mary Crotts have lived on Rollingwood Court for sixteen years. They enjoy the peacefulness that comes with living near the Blue Ridge Parkway, but early Saturday morning they were stunned when Botetourt County Sheriff's Deputies knocked on their door.
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((MARY: WHEN I OPENED THE DOOR A POLICEMAN AND A GENTLEMAN FROM INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES WAS HERE AND TOLD US WHAT HAD HAPPENED. WE HAD NO IDEA WHAT HAD HAPPENED.))
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Vandals had spray painted their mailbox and the brick facade of their home and the Crotts weren't alone. Nearly a dozen neighborhood homes, mailboxes and vehicles were trashed by spray paint, including vans and a storage building at Rainbow Forest Baptist Church. Vandals repeatedly left the marks J-UNIT and J-3. Residents say they're not sure what those messages mean, but the racial slurs left at one home were clear.
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((MARY: IT IS UNSETTLING, THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT. IT FEELS LIKE YOUR PRIVACY HAS BEEN VIOLATED WITH SOMETHING OF THAT NATURE GOING ON RIGHT ON YOUR FRONT PORCH.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: SOME RESIDENTS REPORTED HEARING NOISES AT THE SAME TIME POLICE BELIEVE THE VANDALISMS OCCURRED, BUT NEVER CALLED AUTHORITIES. IN THE FUTURE POLICE SAY THAT'S THE FIRST THING THEY SHOULD DO.))
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The Botetourt County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the vandalism spree. Residents have been told to keep an eye out for any suspicious vehicles in the neighborhood.
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((MARY CROTTS: IT CAUSES YOU A LOT OF PROBLEMS. YOU THINK WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO RECTIFY IT AND CLEAN IT UP AND I JUST HOPE THAT THEY FIND OUT WHO IT IS.))
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The Crotts and other residents had their mailboxes smashed about six months ago, but say they've never seen anything of this nature in their neighborhoods. Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says his office is working diligently to catch the person or persons responsible. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Botetourt County.))

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Authorities in Norway are expecting a ransom demand from robbers who stole a pair of paintings yesterday from an art museum.
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The thieves made off with the masterpiece, "The Scream" and "Madonna."
Visitors and staff members say they were in shock as they watched the robbers steal the paintings right in front of them.
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((HE LOOKED CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT TO DO NEXT, SAW "THE SCREAM" AND HE WENT FOR THAT AND GRABBED IT OFF THE WALL.))
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The expressionist painting "The Scream" is so famous, it even inspired a movie.
It's too well -known to be sold, but is potentially valuable to the art underworld.
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((DAVID HILL/ART CRITIC: PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY CRIMINALS ARE STEALING IMPORTANT PAINTINGS IN ORDER TO HAVE NEGOTIATING CHIP WITH POLICE IF THEY ARE CAUGHT WITH WORSE OFFENSES. ))
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Norwegian media say the multi- million dollar paintings weren't insured against theft.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll see how
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an Atlanta Bible study is mixing talk of angel wings with hot wings.
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The deep south is known as the Bible belt for its conservative values and religous zeal.
But in Atlanta, one church group has decided to mix the word of God with chicken wings and music.
Fredricka Whitfield explains.
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(( IT'S A RESTAURANT KNOWN FOR ITS WAITRESSES.
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"They're what makes Hooters famous."
AND, OH YEAH, THE WINGS.BUT AT THIS HOOTERS NEAR ATLANTA THE SEXUALITY COMES WITH A SIDE OF SPIRITUALITY.
SOT Rich Lamborn "Single Focus"

"We're a neighborhood restaurant that will cater to anybody and everybody's needs." AND WHAT PEOPLE HERE NEED MORE THAN ANYTHING - ACCORDING TO RICH LAMBORN - IS JESUS CHRIST. "That's why we come here, it's where the unchurched are."
EVERY WEEK ON THE RESTAURANT'S PATIO, LAMBORN HOSTS A BIBLE STUDY GROUP CALLED SINGLE FOCUS THAT CATERS TO COLLEGE-AGE SINGLES.
SOT Justin Jones, attends Bible study "I was like, you're doing what at Hooters? A Bible study at Hooters?

You've got to be kidding. So I came." ORGANIZERS SAY WHAT BETTER PLACE TO PUT THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE INTO PRACTICE.
SOT Lamborn

"When they see it's not a book about rules, it's a book about life - that's the object of what we try to do." They're not really here to preach to the customers but they ENCOURAGE WAITRESSES TO TAKE PART. Michelle Amaya, Hooters waitress "I've actually sat with them and had discussions when I wasn't busy. It's more along the lines of our age group, the things they talk about."
SOT Lindsay Byess, Hooters waitress

"I just have a nice time talking to them. They always have something to talk about other than... they're a lot different than other people" ASHLEY ELLIS, A CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER, HAD HER RESERVATIONS ABOUT HOOTERS - BUT AFTER MEETING HER FIANCE HERE SHE'S ALL FOR IT. Ashley Ellis, attends Bible study "It was actually a good way to reach out to the girls and tell people what we're all about and make a comfortable setting for people to learn about God." ADDING A LITTLE SPICE TO YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD... THESE BELIEVERS SAY IT'S ONE WAY OF REACHING AN AGE-GROUP TOO OFTEN TURNED OFF BY ORGANIZED RELIGION. I'M FREDRICKA WHITFIELD. ))
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Still to come on the newscast, an American wins a gold medal on the Olympic track, but it wasn't the one many expect to do it.
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Also, the Flash helps a NASCAR driver to his second career victory.
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The fastest man alive brought home Olympic Gold for America's team-- but it was a close one.
Manuel Gallegus reports from Athens.
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Having the comic book character, the Flash, on his hood must have inspired Greg Biffle yesterday.
Biffle won yesterday's GFS Marketplace 400 at Michigan, for his first win since last summer's Pepsi 400 at Daytona.
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Kasey Kahne brought out the first of 9 yellows yesterday, following this early scrape with Kevin Harvick.
Kahne recovered to finish 5th.
Jimmie Johnson lost the points lead after another blown engine.
Then at lap 98, Kurt Busch goes on a spin-o-rama of his own for another caution.
But he managed to keep his Taurus off the wall.
Biffle took four tires on his final pit stop and used that to his advantage.
He led 73 of 200 laps-- holding off teammate Mark Martin by more than 8 seconds.
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About 150 golfers teed it up yesterday in the 3rd annual Roy Stanley Memorial golf outing at Hanging Rock.
Mike Stevens has more on an uplifting day on the links.
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