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Just when you thought the wait was long enough at airport terminals-- even tighter airline security measures are taking effect today.
We'll have a live report from Roanoke Regional Airport.
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And there's been ANOTHER shooting at a college-- this time in Florida.
Details, coming up.



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We're seeing the calm before the storm...A beautiful sunny afternoon with winter storm watches for tonight and tomorrow...I'll have your forecast...

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There has been another shooting today on a college campus.
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Two people were shot on the main capus of the Broward Community College in Davie, Florida near Fort Lauderdale.
The scene of the shooting is between two buildings on the campus. Helicopter news coverage has shown emergency crews working on one of the victims.
No word yet on what led to the shooting or the conditions of the victims.
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Starting today, it's supposed to be safer to fly.
A new security measure that takes effect today requires the nation's airports to screen all bags before they're loaded onto planes.
Jim Acosta reports.
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PKG
It's a flight test the aviation system is seeing for the first time. Just hours old, a new security requirement, that the federal government says will create safer skies, is taking off with little turbulence.

SOT: Passenger, (WCBS) "It's better to be safe than sorry."


Passengers know the drill: all airports and airlines must screen every piece of luggage before it's placed inside a plane. So from New York's Laguardia, to Dulles outside Washington D.C., to Chicago's O'Hare... new X-ray machines and bomb-sniffing dogs jumped into action -- all a part of the plan to guarantee explosives and weapons don't get on board. The government says the effort is worth it -- despite those long lines.

SOT: Norman Mineta, Transportation Secretary, (07:35:58) "I think

today passengers are willing to accept a modicum of inconvenience given the safety and security of air travel. In today's world patience is a new form of patriotism. "

SOT: Michael Boyd, Aviation Analyst (07:06:48) "If the American public

knew that what they were waiting in line for wasn't better security, just delays, they wouldn't be so patient. "
Analysts complain the system is not really screening all of the luggage. Instead -- it's relying on computer bag-matching -- that is matching every bag to every passenger... meaning if a bag doesn't match a passenger, it doesn't get loaded onto the plane.

SOT: Mark ???, United Airlines (14:3034) "Our information systems

have been updated to the point so that we can manage this so we have minimal impact on our customers."
But in this new era of air travel, "minimal impact" is a relative term.
stand-up tag: And the airlines have a new security requirement to meet. The government now wants airline crews trained for hand-to-hand combat -- to counter any future hijacking attempts. __))

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The increased security measures have hit close to home.
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Richard Lesko is at the Roanoke Regional Airport. Richard, are the airlines reporting any delays at this point?
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((ROLLCUE:..if you want to catch your flight.))
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Richard adlibs
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Residents in (MY-nut) Minot, North Dakota are being told to stay inside their homes as a chemical cloud moves over their city.
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A train derailment early this morning killed one person, and left a cloud of ammonia gas.
Five cars on a Canadian Pacific Railway train went off their tracks.
A hospital spokesman says 27 people were brought into the emergency room after being exposed to ammonia.
Officials say the chemical is used as a farm fertilizer, and can severely burn a person's nose and throat.
They're advising people to stay INDOORS.
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(("WE'VE GOT OUR RESERVES, THE HIGHWAY PATROL, EVERY AVAILABLE OFFICER'S BEEN CALLED UP FOR THE CITY POLICE, BOTH SHIFTS, ALL SHIFTS. SO WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN RIGHT NOW TO STOP TRAFFIC.))
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In addition to causing the ammonia leak, the accident cut electricity in several cities.
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One group thinks it has the solution to Interstate 81's problems.
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Star Solutions is a coalition of road construction companies. It says creating separate lanes for trucks on 81 would make the roadway safer.
In Roanoke today, the group said it could widen Virginia's section of the interstate in 15 years.
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((RICK VOLK/KOCH PERFORMANCE ROADS: THE KEY ASPECT OF THIS PROPOSAL IS THAT WE ARE ADDING FOUR ADDITIONAL LANES DEDICATED TO TRUCK TRAFFIC. THAT IN AND OF ITSELF, SEPARATING TRAFFIC AND PROVIDING INCREASED CAPACITY WILL HELP ALLEVIATE SOME OF THE PROBLEMS WE HAVE ON 81 TODAY.))
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Star Solutions also suggests separate rest stops and interchanges for semis, though no barriers would separate car lanes from trucks on the highway.
The project would be funded privately, but trucks would be tolled electronically to pay for the construction over time.
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Governor Mark Warner says Virginia's road building program needs a major overhaul.
He told the Commonwealth Transportation Board the six year plan amounts to false advertising.
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Yesterday, Warner said faulty estimates, and cost overruns on road construction projects are much worse than he ever imagined during the campaign for governor.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: HOW DO YOU BUILD A SIX YEAR PLAN. HOW DO YOU BUILD A REALISTIC EXPECTATION OF WHAT WE CAN SPEND, AND WHAT KIND OF TRANSPORTATION NEEDS WE CAN PROVIDE WHEN COSTS RISE 217 PERCENT FROM ESTIMATE TO CONTRACT.))
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Warner told transportation board members to scale back the number of projects, in an effort to make the six year plan both realistic and achievable.
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A medical helicopter has crashed killing two people. We will have the details after the break,
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Also Canada gets a contract to make munitions for U-S tanks. That could mean some workers in Radford will lose their jobs.
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A pilot and a nurse were killed when a medical helicopter crashed while taking off from the roof of a hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
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A third person on the helicopter -- a medic -- suffered burns and is in serious condition.
Police say the helicopter crashed into a courtyard after taking off from the roof of the 11- story hospital.
It broke into pieces and burst into a fireball on impact.
The helicopter was on its way to ANOTHER hospital to pick up a patient.
Authorities aren't yet sure what caused the crash.
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Shoe bomb suspect Richard Reid was back in federal court this morning in Boston.
He pleaded innocent to a nine- count federal indictment, charging him with trying to blow up a jetliner.
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Meanwhile, government officials are hoping the public can help them find several suspected al-Qaida members who are still at large.
They've released new video and photographs of the men, they believe, are trained terrorists.
And they add these men MAY be plotting more attacks.
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((JOHN ASHCROFT/U. S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: THEY DO NOT REVEAL ANY INFORMATION ABOUT SPECIFIC PLANNED ACTS, OR TARGETS OR TIME FRAMES ))
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Ashcroft says there's no evidence the men are actually in the U-S, but they could be trying to get here.
Anyone who spots them is asked to contact the F-B-I.
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Israel wasted little time before retaliating for yesterday's deadly terrorist attack during a Jewish girl's 12th birthday party.
A Palestinian terrorist opened fire, killing six people at the party.
The Palestinian Authority condemned the attack.
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This morning, Israel retaliated with F- 16 strikes on a Palestinian security office in the West Bank.
Israeli officials also tightened the armored noose around Yasser Arafat's headquarters.
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((ARIEH MEKEL/ISRAELI GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN:THIS MORNING, OUR FORCES HAVE STARTED DOING WHAT IN FACT ARAFAT IS SUPPOSED TO DO, BUT IS NOT DOING, NAMELY TO TRY AND ACT AGAINST TERRORISTS IN THE WEST BANK ))
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The latest violence may signal the collapse of U-S led peace efforts in the middle east.
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150 workers at the Radford Arsenal are expected to lose their jobs this Spring after a government agency decided to send a highly sought- after munitions contract to Canada.
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The contract is for tank propellant used in the Bradley fighting vehicle. The Army uses plenty of these rounds.
The M-14 propellant is produced under a joint venture of Alliant Techsystems and General Dynamics at the Radford Plant, by a firm called American Powder Company.
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Plant officials confirmed that The Federal Trade Commission had expressed concerns that the joint venture constitutes restraint of trade.
Officials at the Department of Defense were inclined to agree.
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((WE LOOKED AT THE PROSPECT OF KEEPING THE JOINT VENTURE TOGETHER IN LIGHT OF D-O-D'S CONCERNS. OBVIOUSLY THE MAIN CUSTOMER IS D.O.D. THE CHANCE OF KEEPING THE JOINT VENTURE TOGETHER WEREN'T HIGH.))
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About 150 people who make M-14 tank propellant will be laid off.
The remaining 90 or so lay-offs, Nolan says, are the result of "normal fluctuation" in business at the plant.
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Still to come on the newscast, Leo will have a detailed look at what COULD be a slick weekend,
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Also we will meet some police officers who really deliver.
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Their duty is to serve and protect--
But earlier this week, four New Jersey police officers REALLY had their hands full.
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They ended up delivering this four-pound, premature baby boy.
Jessica Lee had her husband call 9-1-1, as she started going into labor.
While one officer tried to calm down Lee's husband, another officer played catcher.
He'd just graduated from the police academy, and wasn't even allowed to drive a cruiser yet.
Ten minutes later, the officer was holding a newborn.
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((JOHN KLEIN/NEW JERSEY POLICE OFFICE: SOME BABY DOLLS THEY SHOW YOU? IT WAS NOTHING LIKE WHAT I SAW."))
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((JESSICA LEE/BABY'S MOTHER:I'LL ALWAYS TELL HIM IT WAS THE POLICEMAN WHO CAUGHT HIM SO HE BETTER BEHAVE WELL." ))
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Lee adds that she's not worried about her son's future, because he'll have friends in the police department to keep him on the straight and narrow.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 80 points.

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The Nasdaq has dropped 42 points.


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In sports, Marshall Faulk gets a big honor from the Associated Press....
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And it's a battle of the A-C-C's finest, as Duke attempts to punish the Terps at North Carolina... We'll have those stories and more, coming up.
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Two of the top teams in the A-C-C faced off last night in Durham as Maryland duked it out with the Devils.
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The Terps have beaten the Blue two straight times at Cameron Hall.
The Terps came out strong--
Lonnie Baxter with the jam on the break, and Maryland led by 3.
But Duke's star player Jason Williams takes it to the hoop, and the Blue Devils led by 2.
After 14 lead changes in the first half, Maryland's Juan Dixon scores, drawing the foul.
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The Blue Devils get the score, and Duke goes on to win the A-C-C battle, 99 to 78.
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Knocking out teammate Kurt Warner by one vote, Marshall Faulk is the A-P's Offensive Player of the Year.
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Despite missing 2 games with an injured knee, Faulk became the first player in the league to have 4 consecutive 2-thousand yard seasons.
He rushed for 13- hundred and 82 yards, and led N-F-L running backs with 83 receptions for 765 yards.
Faulk finished with 2-thousand 147 total yards from scrimmage.
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The Hornets may have found a new hive in the south. They are preparing to move the N-B-A franchise to New Orleans.
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The team's owners have applied with the N-B-A to move the team, and Louisiana Governor Mike Foster says it's a done deal.
And the folks in New Orleans were all for the city getting back into the N-B-A.
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A vote on the move could come in April.

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George Lynch may be moving to New Orleans, right along with the rest of the Hornets.
He was traded to Charlotte in October of last year.
Mike Stevens checks in from the Hornets' practice facility in Fort Mill, South Carolina, where George is definitely trying to get on the good foot.
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