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A pledge today from the President--
Bush says he'll get Congress's blessing before taking any action against Saddam Hussein.
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And Operation Lifesaver is launched in Roanoke, as another tool to keep track of potential missing persons.



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Cooler weather's heading our way but first one more hot day with an outside chance for a scattered thunderstorm......I'll have your forecast.....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Indications are that President Bush WILL ask for Congressional support before taking any action against Iraq.

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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
President Bush met with Congressional leaders and top aides today.
Teri Okita has details from the White House.
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TRACK: SIGNALLING HIS GROWING CONCERN OVER IRAQ, PRESIDENT BUSH DISPATCHED CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS AND TOP AIDES TO THE WHITE HOUSE. ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS SAY MR. BUSH HAS NOT YET DECIDED HOW TO DEAL WITH IRAQI PRESIDENT, SADDAM HUSSEIN, BUT WILL PROMISE TO SEEK CONGRESSIONAL SUPPORT BEFORE TAKING ANY ACTION MILITARY OR OTHERWISE.

SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH

not only will we consult with the United States Congress, "we" being the administration, but that my administration will fully participate in any hearings that the Congress wishes to have on this subject
TRACK: BUT, MANY DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS SAY THE PRESIDENT HAS YET TO MAKE A CASE FOR TAKING ANY ACTION AGAINST SADDAM AND ARE ASKING FOR MORE PROOF THAT IRAQ IS ACQUIRING AND BUILDING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.

SOT: Sen. Tom Daschle/Majority Leader:

The President needs to make case even clearer about regime change, broader base support from the international community.
TRACK: DEFENSE SECRETARY, DONALD RUMSFELD, SAYS THE WHITE HOUSE HAS SECRET INFORMATION SUPPORTING ITS CLAIMS INFORMATION THAT WILL COME OUT WHEN THE PRESIDENT IS READY. IF MR. BUSH DOES DECIDE TO TAKE MILITARY ACTION, MANY ON CAPITOL HILL WANT THE FINAL SAY WITH A FULL DEBATE AND VOTE.

SOT: Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona:

President made strong argument for a regime change and military action.

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STANDUP: Lawmakers want to hear specifics, including what new information has surfaced and the cost of military action. It will be a tough sell on the world stage, as well. President Bush has yet to garner support from most allies for a possible invasion. Teri Okita, CBS News, The White House. ))

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Meanwhile, Secretary of State Colin Powell is finding resistance to the Bush administration's concerns about Iraq.
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Powell is meeting with world leaders today at a summit in South Africa.
Leaders from the European Union say there's ``no doubt'' that Saddam Hussein is dangerous, but they add the U-S shouldn't try to deal with Iraq alone.
Earlier at the summit, Powell spoke about U-S efforts to help poor people and the environment.
But his speech was interrupted by hecklers--
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Many of the protestors were from American and Australian environmental groups.
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Police in South Korea have arrested a man after he stabbed a group of kindergarteners in a church cafeteria.
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The knife- wielding suspect claimed he "heard voices" telling him to kill people.
10 children between the ages of four and seven were injured-- one them is in critical condition with a stab wound to the head.
Two others are in serious condition.
The attack lasted for about half-hour, as church officials struggled to restrain the man.
Authorities say the 53- year- old has a history of mental illness.
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A Martinsville woman who was reported missing over the weekend is back with her family today.
62-year old Maxine Hairston was visiting her granddaughter in Charlotte, North Carolina over the Labor Day weekend when she disappeared. She was spotted late last night walking in a field near Charlotte.
A passerby picked up Hairston and drove her to a nearby church where she was reunited with her family.

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Roanoke City Police now have a high-tech way to locate missing Alzheimers patients.
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It's called Project Lifesaver.
With a doctor or caregiver's referral, the police department will give transmitter bracelets to elderly patients who have Alzheimers or dementia.
If the patient wanders off or becomes lost, police can use their own transmitter to locate him.
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((B.J. EWELL/ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES: IT CAN PROVIDE THAT SAFETY FACTOR THAT MAKES YOU SLEEP A LITTLE BETTER .... IF HE HAS ONE OF THESE BRACELETS, YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO SLEEP A LITTLE BIT MORE.))
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Right now, the bracelets are free ... and require monthly maintenence by police and daily tests by a caregiver.
If you're interested in getting one, you can call the Roanoke Police Crime Prevention Unit.
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In Southern California, the hot dry weather is making it tough for firefighters trying to contain wildfires near Los Angeles.
Jerry Bowen has the latest.
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The visious fire season on display again, as hundreds of acres 50 miles north of Los Angeles went up in flames almost instantly... brushland that had grown thick over the past 3 decades... and had gotten bone-dry this summer:

NAT SOT Firefighters in whipping winds


Firefighters worked as fast as they could to evacuate ranch-owners and their livestock... as several smaller structures around them burned down in the early going:

SOT Josh Harville/Witness "The fire was moving at such a rapid

rate...//As soon as you thought you were safe, you had to run out of there."
The fire spread dangerously close to a set of major power lines... so close, officials were worried they might have to start rolling blackouts in the southern part of the state, but they were able to reroute enough electricity around them.

NATSOT SuperScooper


One thing that helped firefighters was timing; these SuperScooper airplanes swing into action in southern California every September 1st... on lease from Canada. They can dump 16-hundred gallons on each swoop;

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This fire season has already seen nearly six-and-a-half million acres burn across America... but there may be some good news in the offing...at least for southern California; rain is forecast for later this week. Jerry Bowen CBS News Los Angeles
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Too much rain is causing death and destruction, meanwhile, in northern Thailand.
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After floodwaters caused their make- shift huts to collapse, 14 refugees died.
20- others are still missing.
Authorities fear the death toll could rise, as the search continues for the missing people.
But rescue efforts are being hampered by flooded roads.
Widespread monsoon rains have hit most of Thailand in the past two weeks, triggering heavy flooding in dozens of provinces.
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The city of Roanoke wanted to make it harder for young people to cruise up and down Williamson Road. But some residents say it's THEIR lives the city has made more difficult. As Teresa Hamilton reports, the days of making a left turn along Williamson Road WHEREVER and WHENEVER you want are over for now.
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Leon Whitmer and his neighbors live on Trinkle Avenue... This summer-- signs went up along Williamson Road making it illegal to turn left onto their street between nine at night and three in the morning. The city is hoping to discourage folks from cruising Williamson Road-- by making it harder to find a place to turn around. But Whitmer and his neighbors say NOT being able to turn into their neighborhood just isn't fair.
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Preston and Christian Avenue are the other two streets also affected. Yesterday-- Whitmer took his concerns and a petition signed by a little more than 100- people to city council. He says, for the most part, he left the meeting satisfied. Council admitted the signs are an inconvenience for the neighborhood-- and agreed to study the problem in more detail.

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People who make a left turn when they're not supposed to-- put themselves at risk for a ticket. So, neighbors we spoke with say they have no choice-- but to obey the law unless they're successful and the signs come down.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke. ))
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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N-F-L Hall of Famer Jim Kelly will join us live to talk about his fight against a devastating disease.
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Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly led the Buffalo Bills to four Super Bowls.
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But after he retired in 19-97, Kelly faced his biggest challenge yet.
His son, Hunter was born with (Kruh- bay) Krabbe Disease, an inherited degenerative disorder with no cure.
Infants suffering from this illness often become blind, deaf, and paralyzed.
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[Kim on the BAM]
Jim and Jill Kelly join us now via satellite to share his story.
Good Afternoon, .
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Thank so much for joining us today and sharing your story. [Take Pinnacle Page Full]
If you'd like more information , the foundation that Jim and his wife formed,
You can contact Hunters Hope toll free at 1-877-984-HOPE. [FULL SCREEN WEB PAGE]
Or you can check it out on the web by logging onto our web site, W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.
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Still to come on the newscast, one of the hosts of a leading talk show says she is pregnant. We'll tell you who it is after the break.
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Plus, we will see how a musuem usually dedicated to celebrities is making a statement about heroism with its latest display.
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A new statue was unveiled yesterday at the Madam Tussaud's wax Museum in Manhattan.
It was not a celebrity, but an image that inspired millions following September 11th.
Stacy Case reports.
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((IT'S THAT unforgetable INDELIBLE IMAGE--- THREE NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS

AT GROUND ZERO. THE THREE WHO RAISED THE AMERICAN FLAG AND RAISED AMERICA'S HOPES.

(SOT) GOVERNOR GEORGE PATAKI, NEW YORK.

It really represented the courage, the unity, the strength, the sacrifice :05
TRACK: THE ORIGINAL THREE, DAN MCWILLIAMS, GEORGE JOHNSON AND BILLY EISENGREIN SAT QUIETLY AS THIS LIFE-LIKE WAX EXHIBIT OF THEM WAS UNVEILED. THEIR MISSION THE SAME AS IT WAS THAT TERRIBLE DAY-- TO OFFER HOPE.

(SOT) GOVERNOR GEORGE PATAKI, NEW YORK.

They have chosen to be anonymous heroes, not public figures, but people who reflect the best of the fire department, the best of NY and the best of America. :08
TRACK: THE EXHIBIT, BASED ON THIS PHOTOGRAPH, TOOK EIGHT MONTHS TO MAKE.


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But the famous picture wasn't enough the 3 firefighters had to pose for sittings with their bodies measured and extra pictures taken so the artists could get it just right.
IT'S AUTHENTIC, DOWN THE SCRATCHES ON HIS ELBOW.

SOT: (DANIEL ZAVECKAS/FAMILY MEMBER OF FIREFIGHTER)

They didn't want any hoopla or fanfare or anything like that. My son in law said right from the beginning always said, it was just three guys and a flag and I always said you know, you inspired a whole nation and around the world for that matter. :10
TRACK: THE EXHIBIT OPENS AT MADAME TUSSAUD'S NEW YORK STUDIO WEDNESDAY. IT'S FREE FOR A MONTH WITH DONATIONS GOING TO THE 'BRAVEST FUND'-- A CHARITY CREATED BY THE THREE MEN. THEY SAY ALL THEY WANT IS TO DO AN IMPORTANT JOB. STACY CASE CBS NEWS NEW YORK))


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The stork is paying ANOTHER visit to soap star and talk show host Kelly Ripa.
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Ripa made the announcement this morning on "Live with Regis and Kelly."
She joked that she did it for Regis Philbin, because he's been ``clamoring'' for her to have another baby.
She's due in February.
Ripa and her husband, fellow "All My Children" star Mark Consuelos already have a five-year-old son, Michael, and a 14-month-old daughter, Lola.
Ripa says this will probably be her last child, because three is a quote ``nice, civilized number.''
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP TWO points. The NASDAQ has gained four.

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Coming up next in sports...drivers on the Winston Cup circuit hope their trip to the Richmond International Raceway will be a little less troublesome this time... we'll tell you why, coming up...
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And we'll tell you why these people take their dodge ball a little too seriously.
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This weekend the Winston Cup rolls into the Richmond International Raceway for the Monte Carlo 400...
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Much of last month, a number of teams tested at the track hoping that the surface had improved. Remember back in the spring, the sealer came up and the track was a disaster.
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Dale Junior will also race in the Busch Series event this weekend at Richmond. But he says he's still very uncomfortable with his rock star- like status in the sports world.
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And finally today--
You've heard the phrase, "Fight fire with fire."
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In El Salvador, they take that expression LITERALLY at the annual fireball celebration.
It looks like a game of dodgeball gone awry.
The balls, made of rags and held together by wire, are soaked in gasoline for three months prior to the event.

As the crowd calls out, the men hurl the balls not just at each other, but at spectators, as well.
The celebration's been held for 10 straight years--
Amazingly, there have never been any serious injuries.
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