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A surprise marriage in the business world today-- two major retailers
announced they are joining forces.
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And, we'll have a live update on the search for a missing two-year-old Danville boy.
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More sunshine rolls into the region today allowing temperatures to warm into the 60s in some spots. I'll have your hometown forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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[Take A'Mario Stevens Full]
The search continues for a missing two year old boy in Danville.
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Police still have more questions than answers about the disappearance of A'Mario Stevens, and they are asking for the public's help in finding him.
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Steve Smallshaw is outside the Danville police department. Steve, bring us up to date on where the investigation stands now.
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((ROLLCUE:..out where he might be.))

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Attention K-Mart Shoppers-- the discount retailer is joining forces with Sears.
The surprise merger will create the nation's third largest retailer, behind Wal-Mart and Target.
Kelly Cobiella has details.
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KMART and SEARS are betting on power in numbers. The discount retailer and traditional mall anchor store are merging... in an eleven billion dollar deal will give the NEW company a massive retail presence: 34-hundred stores across the country.
MOS; (not verbatim) I'm not crazy about K-Mart ..hope they keep Sears the way it is.
The two will keep their store-front names, their signature brands and their specialty line like Martha Stewart and Lands End.
Both retailers have struggled in recent years. K-mart came out of bankruptcy a year and a half ago, after selling off some 6-hundred stores, and cutting its workforce by 57-thousand. The retailer known for its blue light specials and Martha Stewart wares posted a profit in March, for the first time in three years.
Sears.. a longtime mall anchor store and catalogue king... has watched its sales slump for years. But it has taken a page from competitor WAL-MART recently, lining shelves with groceries and other convenience items along with the traditional tools and clothes.
The company heads hope the merger will give both retailers more buying power... and a better competitive edge in pricing. Shoppers MAY notice a difference at the register... but that's all.
Kelly Cobiella, CBS News, New York. ))

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Two Wythe County teenagers accused of murder will be tried together.
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15 year old Nakisha Waddell and 16 year old Annie Belcher are charged with first degree murder in the stabbing death of Waddell's mother, Vaughne Thomas.
She was found on Memorial Day buried in the backyard of her Max Meadows home.
The defense filed no motions today, and is preparing for a jury trial in mid-December.
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A new twist in the Scott Peterson murder trial--
His attorney is filing a request to pick a new jury for sentencing and, possibly a new location.
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Mark Geragos is prepared to argue that the large crowd that gathered outside the Redwood City courthouse to see if Peterson was innocent or guilty of killing his pregnant wife prejudiced the jury.
Sources say Geragos will file a motion to have a new jury empanelled for the penalty phase, scheduled to begin Monday.
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Geragos is also is expected to ask the judge for a change of venue, while the jury considers whether Peterson should get life in prison or the death penalty.
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There are reports today that 31 Iraqi policemen have been kidnapped in western Iraq.
A police spokesman says the officers were ambushed Sunday in a town near the Jordanian border.
Meanwhile, as the situation slowly improves in Fallujah, fighting is still raging in other parts of Iraq.
Kimberly Dozier reports.
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Still to come on the newscast, a longtime county administrator decides to move on.
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Also transportation officials try to determine what led to a massive pileup on a Texas highway.
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Longtime Bedford County administrator Bill Rolfe is leaving his post after 16 years.
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Rolfe has been hired as the new administrator in Orange County, which is northeast of Charlottesville.
Rolfe says he is excited about the opportunity to have a more hands- on involvement in county projects.
His last day in Bedford County will be January fifth.
The Supervisors have not yet discussed the process for replacing him.
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Last night in Roanoke, another hundred people added their voices to the debate over the future of Victory Stadium.
Justin McLeod attended the public forum and has this report.
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((((NAT SOUND OF WOMAN AT 21: 30 ON TAPE 2 SAYING "FOURTEEN YEARS AGO, WE TOLD YOU TO RENOVATE IT."))
It's an issue that has had people fired up for years.
Many who showed up to this public forum want to keep Victory Stadium.
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But some feel hanging on for sentimental reasons is wrong.
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((NEIL McNALLY: THOSE STORIES MAKE FOR GOOD MEMORIES FOR THOSE INVOLVED BUT IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON.)) [Runs05]
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....partly because of recent problems, like flooding at Victory Stadium.
Then last week several areas had to be blocked off when steps started to crumble and that's not all.
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Supporters of Victory Stadium concede the facility needs work but they say the city is to blame.
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Some say the solution is to build separate stadiums at the two high schools.
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((DOROTHY LAVENDER/SUPPORTS HIGH SCHOOL STADIUMS: WILLIAM FLEMING AND PATRICK HENRY ARE THE ONLY SCHOOLS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEYS DOESN'T HAVE ITS OWN TRACK OR FOOTBALL FIELD.)) [Runs09]
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But some residents believe that idea would create too many problems.
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But some wonder if Roanoke will ever decide the fate of Victory Stadium.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE WILL REVIEW THOSE COMMENTS AND PLAN TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COUNIL BY SPRING. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))

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A standoff between the Craig County school board and its board of supervisors is apparently over. Supervisors have finally released the school system's November appropriation of nearly 530-thousand dollars.
Susan Bahorich reports.
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((After multiple memos asking her to appear- School Superintendent Rose Martin addressed Craig County Supervisors...


[NATS@25:49.02] ((DR. ROSE MARTIN, CRAIG CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: AS A SIGN OF GOOD FAITH, I AM HERE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS OF NOVEMBER APPROPRIATIONS...)) [RUNS:04]
... but she wasn't the only one. The board's meeting was packed as citizens- young and old- came to voice their concerns.

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((BRIAN MCALLISTER, CRAIG CO. H.S. STUDENT: THEY TOLD US WE MIGHT HAVE TO SHUT SCHOOL DOWN AND MIGHT HAVE TO GO TO ANOTHER SCHOOL- WE'RE ALL WORRIED ABOUT THAT.)) [RUNS:06]
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The supervisors eventually gave the school board its funds for November- saying they never meant to worry anyone.

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While the school board seems to have won this round- parents and teachers are concerned Tuesday's meeting will become the monthly norm...

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Craig County school board has to ask for appropriations each month and get them approved by the supervisors. A number of people asked the supervisors to just give the schools their money in one lump sum. that doesn't seem likely, the supervisors and county administrator are still concerned over what they call discrepancies in some of the accounting. Susan Bahorich News 7.))


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No reports of fatalities, but three people were taken to the hospital after getting caught in a 25- vehicle pile-up in Texas last night.
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At least three 18- wheelers were involved in the chain- reaction collision in Gainesville-- nearly 60 miles north of Dallas.
It happened on the Red River Bridge, which separates Texas and Oklahoma.
Officials don't yet know what caused the accident, but it was raining at the time.
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Coming up after the break, wine connoisseurs will descend on Sotheby's auction house.
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The largest bottle of bordeaux ever -- equal to nearly 200 regular bottles -- is expected to fetch thousands of dollars for charity.
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They're saying "Cheers" at Sotheby's auction house in New York.
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On Saturday, the world's largest wine bottle goes on the auction block.
The bottle of Beringer stands four-and-a-half feet tall, and is certified by the Guinness Book of World Records for its size.
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E RESERVE, WHICH IS A GREAT WINE. IT'S ABOUT 1200 GLASSES OF WINE SO IT'S READY FOR A BIG PARTY. ))
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It would be an expensive party-- the wine bottle, nicknamed "Maximus" is expected to earn a bid between 25 and 75- thousand dollars.
Meanwhile, the wine master from Beringer says he thinks it's the best vintage he's ever made.
Proceeds from the bottle will benefit a charity called "Share our Strength," which helps fight hunger.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 106 points. The NASDAQ has gained 33.

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Coming up in sports, former heavy weight boxing champ Evander Holyfield may be FORCED into retirement.
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Plus Joe Gibbs says he's not worried despite an disappointing start to the Redskins season.
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The state volleyball quarter finals began last night, and Cave Spring hosted Magna Vista.
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Magna Vista was feeling the heat in the gym, as they battled the powerhouse Knights. We pick it up in the second game.
Jennifer Harvey had the net covered not once, but twice.
She slams the ball, and then blocks the return right at the net.
The warriors stay close in game two, when Jessica Brooks catches the Knights' defense off guard with the deep shot that falls.
On to game three, and Magna Vista again uses brain over brawn.
No slam here, just a placement shot from Katelyn Cox for the Warriors point.
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But the Knights' Stacey Craighead was all over the court, especially at the net.
Here she blasts the quick kill that finds the floor untouched.
Cave Spring wins 25-9, 25-7 and 25-17.
The Knights advance to the semi-finals on Friday night against either Grafton or Robert E. Lee.
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In other state volleyball action, Rustburg beat Lee High School to advance to the semi-finals.
In single A, Altavista reaches the final four by beating Essex, and Glenvar lost to Gate City.

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Evander Holyfield may be forced back into retirement. New York boxing officials have suspended the former heavyweight champ, following his loss to journeyman Larry Donald on Saturday.
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The chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission says Holyfield should not fight anymore, adding that it's the responsibility of the commission to save a boxer from himself. The 42-year-old Holyfield will have to gain medical clearance if he wants to fight again.
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The Redskins have started worse than this season's 3 and 6.
Joe Gibbs first year in Washington
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began with an OH and 5 start.
But the winner of three Super Bowls has not lost heart.
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18th ranked Virginia Tech is favored by 10 points over Maryland.
But emotion can not offer any kind of statistic, and if these two teams' history is any indication, Mike Stevens says count on tempers running hot tomorrow night in Blacksburg.
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