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President Bush speaks to the United Nations--
His mission, to convince them to use force to get rid of Saddam Hussein.
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And a bridge over Interstate 5-81 is still closed.
We'll have a live report on how that's affecting traffic.








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A beautiful sunny day will lead to a chilly night....I'll have your weekend forecast....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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One day after the grief of the 9-11 anniversary, President Bush is standing firm in his efforts to oust Saddam Hussein--
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
While speaking to the United Nations today, President Bush said the threat from Iraq is "exactly the kind of agressive threat the U-N was born to confront."
Meanwhile, the U-N's secretary- general is cautioning the President that NO nation should act alone in fighting terrorism.
Kofi Annnan has consistently urged the U-S NOT to take unilateral military action against Iraq.
Annan is also calling on Iraq to allow weapons inspections.
Drew Levinson is in New York this afternoon, and joins us now with the latest on today's U-N meeting.
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((pKGE. After a day of mourning the anniversary of the terrorists attacks on America-President Bush focused his sights on who he calls another terrorist.... Sadam Hussein.
Speaking at the United Nations-the President urged the UN force Iraq to either disarm or face the consequences.

SOT BUSH
(..breaking every pledge...Hussein made a case against himself)


Bush has accused Saddam of thumbing his nose at world leaders by not allowing weapons inspectors into the country.
The president insists if Sadam must comply..or action will be unavoidable.

SOT BUSH
(.greatest fear...terrorist will find a way...if outlaw regime proving

weapons )
The white house released a document listing 16 UN security Council resolutions it says the Iraqi president has repeatedly violated.
The list includes NOT destroying weapons of mass destruction and FAILING TO preventing terrorist organizations from operating within Iraq.
The white house says the United States is ready to act on its own. But many nations are skeptical and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is warning against unilateral action by the U-S. But he too is demanding Iraq allow the inspectors to go back into Iraq.

SOT:(KOFI ANNAN/U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL )
(Iraq must comply for the sake of it's people and world order)

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A new Virginia Tech survey says about 80 percent of Virginians are worried that more acts of terrorism will occur in the United States.
The Quality of Life in Virginia Survey, being released today, is based on nearly 800 telephone interviews conducted in May and June.
The survey reflects a general feeling among Virginians that the Bush administration hasn't effectively responded to the 9-11 attacks.
It also found that older citizens and those with lower levels of education were much more likely to worry about terrorism.

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Black clergy in Lynchburg say it's time they got involved in the effort to stem the tide of gang violence in the city.
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About ten ministers gathered at Miller Park this morning to offer their services to the police and to area youths who find themselves involved in gangs.
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((REV. JAMES COBBS/CHURCHES UNITED FOR SERVICE: WE DESIRE TO REVEAL SOURCES OF THE ALLEGED ORGANIZATIONS, THEN WE DESIRE TO BE A RESOLVE TO THE ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS AND ISSUES HERE. AND THIRDLY WE DESIRE TO BE THE VESSELS AND VERY INSTRUMENTS OF RESTORATION, PEACE AND HARMONY TO THIS COMMUNITY AND TO THIS GREAT CITY.))
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The clergy members say they'll offer mediation services to area youths to solve disputes without violence.
They've also scheduled a prayer breakfast for this Saturday to discuss the problem.
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It could be a few days before the Liberty Bridge over Interstate 5-81 is open again.
The bridge was closed yesterday after it was struck by a vehicle that was too tall to pass underneath.
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Shannon Young is at the bridge with more.
Shannon?
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((ROLLCUE:...caused considerable damage.))
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Authorities may now know the identity of a body found on the Blue Ridge Parkway four months ago.
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Police have tried ever since to determine who he was .. and what happened to him.
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4-September 3] and now, nine days later, they have scheduled another news conference on the case. We'll have the latest information tonight on News 7 at 5.
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The season's first hurricane is now centered off the coast of Canada--
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The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Gustav is now scooting off to the northeast.
Before that, officials say it dumped up to six inches of rain on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The storm is expected to weaken over the next day or so.
The Canadian government has issued heavy rain and wind warnings for Nova Scotia and parts of Newfoundland.
Hurricane Gustav is the seventh named storm of the season...
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But Leo says we might get ANOTHER named tropical storm...
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Still to come on the newscast, we will see what the nation of Australia is doing to keep its children from turning into couch potatoes,
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But first, authorities in Italy say the arrests of 15 people will put a dent in the Al Qaida terrorist network.
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Italian authorities have arrested 15 Pakistanis they believe are members of the al-Qaida network in Sicily.
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They're facing terrorism- related charges.
An Italian news agency reports the men were arrested after a tip from U-S Naval intelligence.
The suspects all had fake passports, and arrived on a boat from Morocco last month.
Since the 9-11 attacks, Italy has become a major base for terrorist operations.
More than 30 people with suspected ties to al-Qaida have been arrested there.
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Concerns about Iraq came up in conversation last night on "David Letterman."
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Former President Bill Clinton was Letterman's guest, and the pair discussed how they'd like to see the U-S handle Saddam Hussein and Iraq's access to weapons of mass destruction.
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((DAVID LETTERMAN: YOU WANT TO GO INTO IRAQ? SHOULD WE GO INTO IRAQ. I THINK WE SHOULD..I DON'T LIKE THE WAY THE GUY LOOKS...))
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Clinton says Saddam is a threat, and he supports the return of U-N weapons inspectors.
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((BILL CLINTON/FORMER PRESIDENT: I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS DOING THE RIGHT THING...GOING TO THE U.N....WE NEED TO TURN UP THE HEAT AND NOT WALK AWAY FROM THIS. ))
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Clinton also says President Bush needs to have "broad international support" before taking any major action against Iraq.
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It may come as no surprise to hear that a majority of Americans is overweight-- and that includes many children.


But the U-S could learn a lesson from Australia about preventing "couch potato kids."
Doctor Mike Rosen explains.
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WE'VE ALL HEARD THE DAUNTING STATISTICS...60-PERCENT OF AMERICANS ARE OVERWEIGHT...13-PERCENT OF AMERICAN KIDS.

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BUT THOSE NUMBERS HAVE DONE LITTLE TO SHOCK AMERICA INTO GETTING FIT.

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FEW EYEBROWS WERE RAISED WHEN A RECENT STUDY SHOWED ----- THAT THE

AMOUNT OF REGULAR EXERCISE GIRLS GET -- OUTSIDE OF PHYS ED CLASSES-- DROPS MORE THAN 80-PERCENT BETWEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL....AND THE BEGINNING OF COLLEGE. THE LEVEL OF ACTIVITY IS EVEN WORSE AMONG YOUNG BLACK GIRLS.... WHO BY COLLEGE-- WERE DOWN TO DOING NO EXERCISE AT ALL....

SOT: DR. CHRISTINE REN/NYU MEDICAL CTR.

OUR CHILDREN ARE FAT-OUR CHILDREN ARE HUGE - AND 75-PERCENT OF OVERWEIGHT KIDS BECOME OBESE ADULTS.
...AND OBESE ADULTS ARE AT INCREASED RISK FOR A WHOLE HOST OF SERIOUS ILLNESSES -- LIKE HEART DISEASE, STROKE AND DIABETES.
courtesy: CH. 9 AUSTRALIA
... A PRESCRIPTION FOR HOW TO HELP OUR KIDS...MAY COME FROM AUSTRALIA-- WHERE EVEN MORE CHILDREN ARE OVERWEIGHT THAN HERE IN THE U-S. CONCERN THERE LED TO A CHILDHOOD OBESITY SUMMIT THIS WEEK-- AND A PILOT PROGRAM WHICH GOES OUT OF ITS WAY TO AVOID THE WORD: "DIET."

(NAT: SLOWLY LEAN FORWARD AS FAR AS YOU CAN GO. GOOD. MUCH BETTER.)


...INSTEAD IT FOCUSES ON GETTING THE CHILDREN MOVING. AFTER A PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT-- INDIVIDUAL HOUR-LONG EXERCISE ROUTINES ARE DEVELOPED FOR EACH CHILD.

SOT: DR. ROBBIE PARKER/INSTITUTE OF SPORTS MEDICINE AT CHILDREN'S

HOSPITAL SO THE AIM IS-- THE KIDS ACTUALLY MAINTAIN THEIR BODY WEIGHT -- AS THEY GROW IN HEIGHT...
BUT THE EXPERTS IN AUSTRALIA-- ALREADY KNOW-- THE PROGRAM WILL NOT BE ENOUGH TO TURN THE TIDE AWAY FROM OBESITY. PARENTS-- THEY SAY -- WILL NEED TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE... BY EATING HEALTHY...AND EXERCISING THEMSELVES. DR. MIKE ROSEN, CBS NEWS. ))


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A former captain in the Radford Salvation Army has been indicted for embezzlement.
Terry Gossage is accused of stealing almost 27-thousand dollars of the agency's money, from December of 1999 to April of last year.
The prosecutor says Salvation Army officials discovered the alleged theft during an audit.
No trial date has been set.
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Coming up next on the newscast, it was almost de ja vu all over again for a local church. We'll explain after the break.
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Then a little bit later, one of best quarterbacks in football history has passed away.
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A steel beam that was salvaged from the ruins of the World Trade Center will be used in a new memorial in Salem.
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Old Virginia Brick broke ground for the flagpole yesterday
The company acquired the 14- thousand- pound twin beam, with help from Cycle Systems.
Though officials aren't certain which building it came from, they know it extended from the 33rd to the 36th floors.
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The flagpole will include a plaque, remembering the victims of all the terrorist attacks.
It will be open to the public, and should be completed in a month or two.
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History came close to repeating itself Tuesday in Lexington.
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While workers were spraying insulation into the attic above the Lexington Presbyterian Church sanctuary, some of the insulation came into contact with a light fixture, and started smoldering and smoking. Workers smelled the smoke, and called 9-1-1.
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((FRANK PARSONS/LEXINGTON PRESBYTERIAN RECONSTRUCTION MANAGER; WHEN I CAME OUT AND SAW THE FIRE ENGINES IN THE STREET IT WAS A SINKING FEELING, BUT FORTUNATELY WE HAD NO FLAME, JUST SMOKE, AND GREAT APPREHENTION ON THE PART OF EVERYONE.))

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Fire crews shoveled the smoldering insulation out without spraying water on the church. The sanctuary and steeple were destroyed by fire in July of 2000.
The reconstruction of the church should be completed by the middle of November.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 128 points. The NASDAQ has dropped 20 points.
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Coming up next in sports... the Herd moved into Roanoke last night... as Tech and Marshall prepare for tonight's match-up on the grid iron...
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And we'll tell you why a once promising football career is over before it even began.
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The National Football League has lost one of its greatest ambassadors.... Johnny Unitas died yesterday of an apparent heart attack...
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Unitas and his trademark black high tops led the Colts to three N-F-L titles, including Super Bowl Five in 1971. He was the first to throw for more than 40- thousand yards in a career that saw him play in 10 pro bowls.
He entered the hall of fame in 1979 after a 18 year career that amazingly, began with his being cut by the Steelers.
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He was always looking to help young players improve, as shown by this film from July of 1964, here in Roanoke. Unitas came to the Star City to help his Colts' teammate and good friend George Preas with a football camp at Victory Stadium. A three-time most valuable player, Johnny Unitas was 69 years old.
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Last year's Heisman Trophy winner has decided to quit before playing in his first regular- season N-F-L game.
Eric Crouch has told the St. Louis Rams he is retiring.
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Crouch was the star quarterback with Nebraska, but was having trouble making the switch to wide receiver with the Rams.
Crouch did not make the trip to Denver for the season opener.
St. Louis drafted Crouch in the third round and intended to use him as a secret weapon of sorts.
But Crouch had been sidelined for much of the pre- season with a deep thigh bruise.
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Last Thursday, a day before Crouch decided to quit, the Rams' head couch said the budding wide receiver did not even know where to stand in the huddle-- and was QUOTE "light years away from playing."

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Marshall camped out in Roanoke last night. Tonight two former
[go to Pinnacle #6060]

Martinsville Bulldogs will lead the Thundering Herd into battle against the 9th ranked Hokies.
Travis Wells has more from Huntington.
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((Marcus Hairston and Jamus Martin took similar roads to Marshall. Both are former Friday Football Extra Players of the Week, and both attended Hargrave Military Academy. And after growing up on a steady diet of Virginia Tech football, both were recruited by the Hokies, giving added meaning to Thursday night's contest in Blacksburg.
Marcus: Jamus:
Martin and Hairston will each lineup at defensive end for the Herd this week. For Hairston, the position is still a fairly new one. After starting his college career at tight end, he played running back last season for Marshall. But the Herd coaches moved Hairston again in spring practice.
Marcus: Travis: Marcus: Jamus:
The relationship between Martin and Hairston is tight and it goes far beyond the confines of the football field.
Jamus:
A not so great situation is a ticket shortage this week. Both players have fielded between 50 and 75 calls from family and friends hoping to see the Tech game. In Huntington, West Virginia, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))
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