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A daring rescue effort is underway to airlift a sick woman from the coldest place on earth.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the wife of the G-O-P's top presidential contender is in Roanoke this afternoon.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

[Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
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For the third time in a week, Henry County deputies are investigating a murder.
The body of 34 year old Jose Santos Mora-Soto was found in a shallow creek near his home on Morgan Ford Road in the Ridgeway section of the county.
Deputies say it appears that he was strangled to death but an autopsy will be performed to confirm that.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's office.

[gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#99-42 TC14:52]
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Texas First Lady Laura Bush and Governor Gilmore are in Roanoke today, campaigning and raising money for Republican General Assembly candidates.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave]


Scott Goldberg is at Forest Park Elementary School, where a birthday party for the governor and other festivities are underway.
Scott?
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[POLE-MISSION]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Another daring rescue effort is underway at the South Pole to save a woman suffering with breast cancer.
In July, a military plane dropped medical supplies in a risky nighttime mission.
Now they're planning to airlift the women to a medical facility.
Bobbi Harley has the story.
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[SUPER=04-July 11;]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Bowen/CBS News;]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
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(((Locator: Scotia,NY) TAKING OFF FROM THIS NEW YORK STATE AIR FIELD - THESE NATIONAL GUARD LC-130'S WILL NOT ONLY TRAVEL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD - BUT THEIR CREWS WILL TAKE ON A DANGEROUS MISSION: TO AIRLIFT A DOCTOR SUFFERING WITH BREAST CANCER FROM HER SCIENCE STATION IN THE SOUTH POLE.
(Super: July 11,1999)

LAST JULY -- CARGO PLANES DROPPED MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO DR. JERRI NIELSEN AFTER SHE DISCOVERED A LUMP IN HER BREAST. THE IDEA WAS FOR HER TREAT HERSELF DURING THE BRUTAL ANTARCTIC WINTER UNTIL RESCUERS COULD BRING HER OUT SAFELY. THE ONLY TELEVISION REPORTER ON BOARD THEN - CBS CORRESPONDENT JERRY BOWEN - SAYS NOW - THE DOCTOR APPARENTLY NEEDS MORE HELP.
SOT - JERRY BOWEN/CBS NEWS - She is not doing so well ... medical condition is.

TRACK WHAT THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION - THAT'S THE GROUP THAT RUNS THE RESEARCH STATION IN THE SOUTH POLE - WILL SAY - IS THAT THE TWO PLANES THAT LEFT NEW YORK WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL FLY INTO CLOSE RANGE OF ANTARCTICA BY OCTOBER 12TH. THERE THEY WILL REMAIN ON STANDBY UNTIL WEATHER CONDITIONS ALLOW THEM TO FLY IN AND EVACUATE THE DOCTOR - A RISKY MANEUVER SINCE IT'S NOT CONSIDERED SAFE TO LAND IN THE SOUTH POLE UNTIL AT LEAST OCTOBER 25TH. Bobbi Harley, CBS NEWS, NY ))

[Train-ax]


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The death toll from yesterday's London train collision has climbed to 27 and authorities fear that number could go much higher.
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[20:03:17]
Rescue crews today are focusing their search for more victims on a badly burned first-class carriage at the front of one of the trains.
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(("EVERYONE WAS SCREAMING, PEOPLE WERE STUCK AND BADLY HURT, SCREAMING, GET OUT, GET OUT." "THE FIRST THING I SAW WAS ANOTHER CARRIAGE ALMOST PARALLEL THAT WAS BURNING, A COUPLE PEOPLE CAME OUT BURNED, BADLY BURNED."))
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About 160 people were hurt, and many remain hospitalized.
Investigators reportedly are looking at driver error or signal problems as likely causes of the crash.
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[Japan-Raid]


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The criminal investigation into Japan's worst nuclear accident has intensified.
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Police today raided the uranium-processing plant that set off an atomic reaction and exposed dozens of people to radiation.
They also raided the Tokyo headquarters of the plant's operator.
Reports suggest that workers cut corners while mixing nuclear fuel, leading the September 30th accident.
Two of the three workers injured remain in critical condition.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The races for two state senate seats are heating up-- thanks to a debate and a lack of a debate.
Those stories are still ahead on News-7 at noon.
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And parts of Mexico are being with the worst flooding seen there in 40-years.
First let's talk to Patrick Evans for more on our forecast.
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[mexican-Flood]


[ANCHOR=mel]
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The death toll from the worst flooding in Mexico in 40 years has risen to at least 49.
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[SUPER=03-Tabasco, Mexico;]

[6:27:01]
The government has declared a state of emergency in four states.
The flooding has caused several rivers to overflow.
And fearing that water levels will rise even more, state authorities have urged around 100-thousand to evacuate.
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[Baby-Jessica]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
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The parents of Baby Jessica, whose contested adoption made national headlines, are divorcing.
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[SUPER=@file]


Dan and Cara Schmidt of Iowa won a bruising custody battle in 1993 for their daughter.
The Schmidts were not married when Cara delivered the baby and gave her up for adoption in 1991.
She soon changed her mind and the court duel lasted for two-and-a-half years as experts debated whether the child belonged with her biological parents or with her adopted parents.
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[Fralin-Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
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In a month Roanoke voters will head to the polls to choose a state senator.
Last night the incumbent and his challenger debated the issues.
Kate Weidaw has the details.
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((The auditorium was filled with people hoping to see the two key state senate candidates go head to head on their issues, many dealing with education and the future for students.
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((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS: I CALL FOR SMALLER CLASSES, SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, COMPUTERS, AND MORE TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM.))
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Some students wanted to know what the candidates thought of the standards of learning.
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((WILLIAM FRALIN/GOP SENATE CANDIDATE: I THINK THEY ARE A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. I DON'T THINK THEY ARE TRIVIAL PURSUIT LIKE MY OPPONENT HAS CALLED THEM AND I DON'T THINK THEY ARE A POLITICAL FOOTBALL I THINK THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT.))
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Both candidates addressed concerns over Interstate 81, and both discussed ideas for funding an expansion of the roadway. Students say the safety of 81 is an issue they can relate to... and they had some ideas of their own.
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((SARAH SELLARI/STUDENT: WE ARE NEW DRIVERS AND WE NEED TO HAVE A LOT OF PATROLLING OFFICERS ON OUR INTERSTATES.))
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While many of the students who attended were not old enough to vote said they went to get a perspective on politics. Parents like Bill Fitzgibbon - who has already endorsed Senator Edwards - says he was pleasantly surprised at some of Fralin's issues.
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((BILL FITZGIBBON/PARENT: HE DISAGREED WITH THE GOVERNOR ON A COUPLE OF ISSUES LIKE THE GUNS IN SCHOOL HE DIDN'T FEEL IT SHOULD BE UP TO THE LOCALITY I THOUGHT THAT WAS INTERESTING.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: AND WITH TIME RUNNING OUT THE CANDIDATES HOPE LAST NIGHT'S DEBATE WILL HELP VOTERS DECIDE WHO THEY WILL ELECT IN FOUR WEEKS. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7.))
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[E-Campbell-Newman]


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Lack of a debate is heating up the state senate race in Lynchburg.
"You can run but you can't hide".. that's the message Democratic state senate candidate John Campbell is sending to his Republican opponent Steve Newman.
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Campbell yesterday renewed his challenge for the incumbent state senator to debate him on the issues.
The first- time politician says Newman is hiding behind his incumbency.
Newman says he's "not surprised that a challenger with little money and support" would be eager for the free publicity of a debate.
The two DO have three joint appearances scheduled over the next few weeks.
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[E-Bedford-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=tte]
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A candidate for Bedford County sheriff has taken money from a convicted drug dealer's family.
Chuck Reid accepted 500 dollars for his campaign from Sam Husted's parents.
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Husted sold an ounce of marijuana to an undercover cop three times.
He says he smoked pot only to fight depression... But the undercover cop bought him beer and car parts.
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((SAM HUSTED: HE'S LIKE YOU'RE GOING TO DO THIS AS A FAVOR TO ME BECAUSE MY WIFE'S SICK IN THE HOSPITAL, IF YOU COULD JUST PULL THIS OFF FOR ME THIS ONE TIME, SO I DID IT A COUPLE TIMES CAUSE HE KEPT COMING BACK AGAIN.))
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So Sam's parents gave 500-dollars to the sheriff's challenger, Chuck Reid, who runs a regional jail.
The question is---Was it shady for Reid to take money from the family of a criminal?
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((I THINK THE SHADY PART IS IN THE INVESTIGATIVE PART AND THE DRUG CASES, FROM WHAT THEY TELL ME.))
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The sheriff Mike Brown says it looks bad for a candidate to accept such a contribution, and he would have sent it back.
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[E-Westwood]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-30 TC1:49:36]
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Some Henry County residents say they hold the health department responsible for years of living with dirty, smelly tap water and water shortages.
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Henry County took over the water and sewage service last week in an emergency action ... and is already trying to fix problems.
The water and sewage plant owner, Richard Anthony, was charged last week with endangering residents' health.
But residents say they blame the health department for not acting on years of complaints.
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((MICHELE SMITH/HENRY CO. ACTIVIST: WE'RE ALWAYS GOING TO HAVE PEOPLE LIKE ANTHONY OUT THERE, BUT IT'S THESE AGENCIES THAT ENSURE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THESE PEOPLE.))
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The Virginia Department of Health says it investigated ALL complaints from residents and ONLY ONCE found high levels of bacteria in the drinking water.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Florida authorities are searching for a phony plastic surgeon--
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who apparently gave a man women's breast implants and ruined another woman's modeling career.
That story is next when News-7 at Noon returns.
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[Botched-Surgeries]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Florida police are looking for a man who claimed to be a plastic surgeon.
He was working out of a Miami office and performed at least two botched operations.
Jim Bergamo reports from Miami.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 96 points.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still to come in sports, the city of the stars is still without an N-F-L franchise,
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and the major league playoffs begin with a some powerful hitting in Arizona.
Patrick has the highlights next.
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[NFL-Expansion]


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Los Angeles still can't seem to snag an N-F-L team.
The league announced today that it has awarded the 32nd franchise to Houston.
League officials voted to return a team to Houston which lost the Oilers to Tennessee after the 96 season.
Los Angeles is the nation's second largest television market and hasn't had a franchise since 1995 when the Raiders moved to Oakland and the Rams went to St. Louis.

[Mets-D'backs]


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[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


It was a thriller in Phoenix last night as the New York Mets began their National League series over Arizona.
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[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/ESPN]


Diamondback pitcher Randy Johnson lived up to his nickname "The Big Unit" striking out eleven batters over the first eight innings.
But the ninth inning was all New York.
With the bases loaded and the score tied at 4, Edgardo Alfonzo powers a two out grand slam off Arizona reliever Bobby Chouinard.
The Mets pick up the 8 to 4 win.
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[Yanks-Rangers]


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In New York, the Yankees went up 1 to nothing over Texas in the A-L division series.
New York's Orlando Hernandez had a big night pitching a two hitter over eight scoreless innings.
Ricky Ledee (luh-DAY) opened the scoring for the Yanks in the second inning with an R-B-I double and Bernie Williams extended the lead with a two run double.
Williams had the big bat of the night, blasting a three run homer in the sixth and slapping an R-B-I single in the eighth.
And New York cruises to victory over the Rangers 8 to nothing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/ESPN;]


And Houston won game one over Atlanta.
Gerald Williams tied the game for the Braves with a single in the fifth inning.
But the 'Stros scored four runs in the ninth inning including a three run homer by Ken Caminiti to take the game 6 to 1.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-50 tc29:20]
[GRAPHIC=express]


The Roanoke Express season is just around the corner.
Yesterday the players met their fans.
Steve Mason joined them at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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