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Police arrest a teenage girl for allegedly making a bomb threat at Christiansburg High School.
A website suggests a link between an Iraqi terrorist mastermind and Osama bin Laden.
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And, the military is investigating why Army reservists refused to carry out what they called a dangerous mission in Iraq.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The Bush administration says it's trying to confirm the latest claim from the most feared militant group in Iraq.
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In a statement posted on a Web site, the group led by terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi declares its allegiance to Osama bin Laden.
The posting says the group agrees with al- Qaida's strategy and the need for unity against quote "enemies of Islam.''
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White House officials say if the message is true, it helps underscore why Iraq is at the forefront in the war on terror.

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The army is investigating soldiers' complaints that an order to deliver supplies to troops in Iraq was too risky.


The soldiers add they weren't the ONLY ones who would have been put in danger.
Jennifer Miller has the latest from Washington.
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THE ARMY RESERVE UNIT THAT REFUSED WHAT THEY CONSIDERED A RISKY MISSION IN SOUTHEASTERN IRAQ IS NOW BACK ON DUTY ... BUT HAS BEEN BROKEN UP.
THE SOLDIERS REJECTED ORDERS TO SHOW UP FOR A CONVOY MISSION .... AFTER THEY SAID THE TRIP WAS TOO DANGEROUS ... AND THAT THEY WOULD NOT BE PROTECTED IN THEIR UNARMORED TRUCKS.
JACQUELINE BUTLER/SOLDIER'S WIFE "Something had to be mighty bad for him to go against an order, that is not him at all."
AND THAT "SOMETHING" MIGHT INCLUDE THE FUEL SOLDIERS WERE ORDERED TO DELIVER. SCOTT SHEALEY TOLD HIS FAMILY IT WAS CONTAMINATED WITH WATER AND COULD HAVE CAUSED HELICOPTERS THAT USED IT TO CRASH.
RICKY SHEALEY/SOLDIER'S FATHER 6:49:15 "They knew that they were gonna haul contaminated fuel on this mission and they had to refuse to do this."
THE RESERVISTS ARE PART OF A PLATOON THAT DELIVERS FOOD, WATER AND FUEL TO TROOPS IN COMBAT ZONES. THE UNIT IS NOW UNDERGOING A MILITARY STAND DOWN FOR SAFETY MAINTENANCE AS THE ARMY INVESTIGATES THE CONDITION OF THE TRUCKS TROOPS WERE TOLD TO DRIVE.
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STANDUP CLOSE: ( to come) BUT THE SOLDIERS COULD STILL COME UNDER HEAVY POLITICAL FIRE. AS THE ARMY ALSO INVESTIGATES WHETHER SOLDIERS WILL FACE CHARGES OF FAILING TO OBEY OR EVEN MUTINY. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON. ))


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It could be a final journey home for the remains of what's believed to be five U-S servicemen killed in Vietnam.


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A U-S Air Force cargo plane flew the remains from Vietnam today to the military forensic lab in Hawaii.
Families will be notified if the I-D's are confirmed.
Since 19-73, more than 700 sets of U-S remains have been recovered and identified.
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Many of the remains have had to be excavated from deep jungles or paddy fields in missions that often only yield tiny bits of evidence.
The next excavation is expected to start next month.
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Police in Christiansburg have arrested a 14 year old girl for allegedly making a bomb threat at Christiansburg High School.
The teenager's name is not being released due to her age, but authorities say detectives found the evidence that led to her arrest.
They expect to charge at least one more person in the case.
The schedules at Christiansburg Middle and high schools have been disrupted five times recently by bomb threats.
Making such a threat is a felony for people over the age of 15, but is just a misdemeanor for people 15 and under.

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A 19 year old woman was killed after she fell from a moving vehicle yesterday morning.
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Police say Brooke Perkins of Bonsack was sitting on the passenger's side door of a Ford Explorer while the SUV was traveling down Summerfield Drive in Roanoke County. Perkins was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, 21 year old Christopher Chovanec was charged with driving under the influence. Roanoke County police say speed was not a factor in the accident.
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Coming up next on the newscast, after a week's delay...
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testimony resumes in the Scott Peterson murder trial.
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In California, Scott Peterson's lawyer begins defending his client today in the courtroom.
Mark Geragos will try to counter weeks of prosecution testimony, and convince the jury it was someone else who killed Peterson's wife and unborn son.
John Blackstone reports.
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S: SCRIPT Attorney Mark Geragos will open his case in defense of Scott Peterson by attacking a central prosecution theory: that Peterson used homemade concrete anchors to carry the body of his pregnant wife Laci to the bottom of San Francisco Bay. Geragos will also challenge prosecution evidence that Conner, the baby Laci was carrying, died in her womb. He made that promise to jurors at the very beginning of the trial. SUPER: ROBERT TALBOT, LAW PROFESSOR WHE HE TAKES A CHANCE IS TO SAY THAT HE IS GOING TO PROVE THAT CONNOR WAS BORN ALIVE//RIGsHT AT THE END YOU DON'T WANT JURORS REMEMBERING BACK FROM THE OPENING STATEMENT THAT HE SAID HE'D SHOW US THIS AND HE DIDN'T. It was a bold promise but very much in Geragos' style...the Hollywood defense attorney has been the undisputed star in this courtroom. SUPER: TERENCE HALLINAN, FORMER DISTRICT ATTORNEY "HE'S REALLY WELL PREPARED. HE KNOWS HIS CASE HAS GOOD CONTROL IN THE COURTROOM. HE IS NOT AFRAID TO GET UP AND WALK AROUND AND POINT THINGS OUT AND HE JUST COMES THROUGH AS A NICE, LIKEABLE GUY." But Geragos has also been known to badger witnesses and crack jokes...much to the offence of Laci Peterson's family SUPER: SHARON ROCHA, LACI PETERSON MOTHER & SUPER DATE: June 16, 2004 Mr. Geragos needs to stop joking so much. This is not funny. There is nothing humorous about the fact that my daughter was murdered And as bold as attorney Geragos may be, there is one risk he almost certainly will not take: putting Scott Peterson himself on the witness stand. jb cbs news sf ))

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Governor Mark Warner is expected to announce the final graduation rate in Virginia for the last school year. It was the first school year that the Standards of Learning test requirements determined if seniors would graduate. Meanwhile, state leaders say the current presidential election should not have an effect on education in Virginia.
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State superintendent Jo Ann Demary says the No Child Left Behind legislation appears to be an important issue for both sides -- even though they differ on how to implement it.
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((JO ANN DEMARY/VIRGINIA SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: BOTH CANDIDATES CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT IT AS IF IT'S HERE TO STAY. SO WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS TO CONTINUE TO IMPLEMENT IT IN A MEANINGFUL COMMONSENSE WAY WITH THE EXPECTATION THAT IT'S GOING TO BE HERE REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTIONS.))
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President Bush says he plans to expand the law by requiring two more years of state math and reading tests in the high school grades. Senator John Kerry says schools need more money, and promises an extra 10-billion dollars toward education programs.

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A local museum has stitched together a new exhibit.
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The Virginia Museum of Transportation is taking a look at how quilts are tied to the history of railways in a new exhibit called, "A Stitch in Time." While, the blankets weren't initially meant to be viewed as "works of art" - patterns were passed down from generation to generation and chronicled special events within the family.
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Governor Mark Warner announced an iniative earlier this week which would develop the *artisan and crafts* community in Southwest Virginia. The governor says it would help the Commonwealth's tourism industry by developing resources "uniquely Appalachian" -- ensuring jobs and income are NOT outsourced overseas.
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Roanoke is the talk of the architectural crowd. It is the host city of the Cradle to Cradle Housing Design competition.
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The international competition will have hundreds competing for the chance to build an environmentally friendly house in Roanoke. Yesterday, four graduate students from the University of Washington visited the downtown housing sites and residents were pleased to see the students.
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To win, competitors have to submit a house design with modern features that also incorporates environmentally friendly items such as solar panels and recycled building materials.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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novelist Nancy Herkness will join us to tell her about her new book "Shower of Stars."
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Romance novelist Nancy Herkness is back with another new book, but you might say this one is OUT OF THIS WORLD--
Her latest novel, "Shower of Stars" takes a love story to new heights and features a meteorite hunter.
Nancy Herkness joins us now to talk more about it.
Good afternoon, Nancy.

(I read that you actually did some research at the Smithsonian Institute for this book-- what got you interested in ast

ronomy as a backdrop for a romance novel?)

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(Without giving away too much, what is the plot of this love story?)



(You grew up in West Virginia-- do you use in characters you knew there in any of your books?)



(I read that you're currently working on your third novel-- any preview of what this one is about?)



( Nancy will be doing a book signing today at Books-A-Million in Roanoke...)



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Thanks so much for coming in this afternoon, and good luck with your new book.

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOW 41 points. The NASDAQ has gained one.

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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll tell you why baseball fans are a little groggy today.
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Also we'll tellyou why competitors in a different kind of sporting event are feeling flushed with pride.
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The Boston Red Sox hope to keep their pennant dream alive later today, when they take on the Yankees in game five of their league championship series.
The Sox showed late last night they are not going down without a fight.
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Down to their final three outs of their season, Boston rallied to tie it in the ninth and then beat New York Yankees 6 to 4 in the 12th. The Red Sox have cut the Yankees lead to three games to one in the American League Championship Series. Game Five is this afternoon at Fenway Park.
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In the National League, Houston evened up the Championship Series at two games apiece.
The Astros beat the Saint Louis Cardinals yesterday, 6-to-5.
Game Five is today at Minute Maid Park.

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In the NFL, Dante Culpepper is still on a tear, and the Vikings still look strong.
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Culpepper set an N-F-L record in the Superdome last night by tossing five T-D passes in a game for the third time in a season. He passed for 425 yards in tall for the Vikings' 38-to-31 win over New Orleans. Tampa Bay at Saint Louis meet in tonight's Monday night game.
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The Redskins can feel a little better heading into their bye week, after winning their second game of the season yesterday in Chicago.
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Mark Brunell accounted for Washington's only TD of the day, finding Rod Gardner on an 18 yard strike.
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Michael Vick and the Atlanta Falcons rebounded from their first loss of the season by coming from behind to knock off San Diego.
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He led the charge, after Atlanta fell behind 17-7 in the 4th quarter.
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Two other former Hokies had a big Sunday in Cleveland.
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Along the shores of Lake Erie, the Browns are backed up to their own one when Jeff Garcia rolls out and finds Andre Davis. He turns on the jets and takes it all the way for a 99 yard score, tying an NFL record. It's just the tenth 99 yard pass play in NFL history.
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The Virginia Cavaliers fell 8 spots to number 14 in the AP poll this week, and check in at 15th in the coaches poll.
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Virginia Tech cracks the polls for the first time this season.
The Hokies are 22nd in the coaches poll and 23rd in the AP.
After playing games on six consecutive Saturdays - Tech is now off for 12 days before playing their next game at Georgia Tech on Thursday, October 28th. In fact, the Hokies play just three games in the next month.

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Here's one Olympic competition that's gone down the toilet-- literally.
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The Flush Fest and Plunger Olympics were all part of this year's home show in Seattle, Washington.
The champion toilet featured America's best flushing system.
Just to add some variety, people could also take part in "plunger golf" with real golf balls, as well as a friendly game of "Basketbowl."
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