A Friday, the 13th terrorist scare in Florida--
Authorities are searching two vehicles for explosives after receiving a tip that an attack was planned.
And President Bush is calling for the U-N to set a firm deadline for Iraq to disarm.
A nice evening for Friday night football but then some tropical moisture will try to head our way...late tomorrow...I'll have your weekend forecast....
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
A terror alert has led authorities to shut down a 20- mile stretch of highway in Florida.
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Bomb- sniffing dogs and police are checking out two cars pulled over near Naples, Florida, and authorities have detained three men.
The latest terror concerns originated from a waitress in Georgia.
Drew Levinson has details.
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[SUPER=01-E. J. Picolo/Florida Department of Law Enforcement;]
[SUPER=01-Larry Long/Florida Department of Law Enforcement;]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News.]
WITH AMERICA ON HIGH ALERT, FLORIDA AUTHORITIES ARE TAKING NO
CHANCES...AFER BEING TIPPED OFF ABOUT A POSSIBLE TERROR THREAT ON THIS
FRIDAY THE 13TH.
THE WARNING CAME FROM A WAITRESS IN GEORGIA, WHO OVERHEARD MEN, TALKING
ABOUT EXPLOSIVES, WARNING THAT AMERICANS WOULD "CRY ON 9/13."
E.J PICOLO/FL DEPT. OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
"The information we had was specific, vehicles were identified by color
and tag numbers."
POLICE DETAINED THREE PEOPLE -- IN TWO VEHICLES. .. STOPPED, AFTER ONE
CAR BLEW THROUGH A TOLL BOOTH.
BOMB SNIFFING DOGS ALERTED AUTHORITIES TO SOME SORT OF EXPLOSIVE
MATERIAL IN BOTH VEHICLES.
TECHNICIANS BLASTED OPEN A BACKPACK ...BUT IT WAS SAID TO ONLY CONTAIN A
A BOMB SQUAD ROBOT WAS BROUGHT IN -- AS OFFICIALS SHUT DOWN A 20 MILE
STRETCH OF ALLIGATOR ALLEY -- THE MAIN ARTERY BETWEEN NAPLES AND FORT
SOT - PICOLO -
"There's a possibility some exposive type material could be in the
AUTHORITIES SAY THE THREE MIDDLE-EASTERN MEN BEING HELD HAVE BEEN
LARRY LONG/FL DEPT. OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
"They will be interviewed to see whether or not this is a domestic
AUTHORITIES ALSO FOUND A LAPTOP COMPUTER AND MANUALS -- WHICH MAY HAVE
BEEN WRITTEN IN ARABIC.
BUT OFFICIALS STRESS, THIS INVESTIGATION HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS.
President Bush and his team are continuing to put pressure on the United Nations to take action against Iraq.
And the President has some tough words for Saddam Hussein.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/U. S. Secretary of State;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Joseph Biden/(D) New Mexico;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.]
A DAY AFTER HE CALLED ON THE UNITED NATIONS TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST IRAQ,
PRESIDENT BUSH SENT ANOTHER WARNING TO SADDAM HUSSEIN TO DISARM
WEAPONS...AND SOON... OR ELSE.
We're talking days and weeks, not months and years. And that's essential
for security of the world.
BUT THE PRESIDENT ISN'T HOLDING HIS BREATH FOR IRAQI COMPLIANCE.
I am highly doubtful he'll meet our demands. I hope he does but i'm
THAT SKEPTICISM SEEMS WARRANTED TODAY AFTER IRAQ'S DEPUTY PRIME
MINISTER, TARIQ AZIZ, REPORTEDLY REJECTED DEMANDS FOR THE UNCONDITIONAL
RETURN OF U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS. THAT COULD BE THE FOCUS OF SECRETARY
OF STATE COLIN POWELL'S MEETING WITH THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL TODAY, AS
HE PUSHES FOR A RESOLUTION WITH TEETH TO IT.
(SOT)COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE
We have to work at resolutions that hold Iraq to account, and it can't
be resolutions of the kind we've seen in the past. These have to be
resolutions or a resolution that has a deadline to it.
BUT SOME MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARENT SURE IF TAKING QUICK ACTION AGAINST
IRAQ IS WHATS BEST FOR
This should be done in a very deliberate manner, the President's
embarked on that course, I think it's the right way to go. We should
not try to rush history.
STAND-UP: SOME MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SAY THEY WANT TO WAIT FOR A U-N
DECISION BEFORE TAKING ACTION AGAINST IRAQ. BUT PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS IF
THE U-S HAS TO ACT ALONE, IT WILL. AS, CBS NEWS, WASH.
Roanoke's emergency service agencies are celebrating a one- of- a- kind honor.
The city today announced it is the only locality in the country to have its police department, fire department and sheriff's office accredited at the same time.
Roanoke Fire and EMS recently earned it's first accreditation.
Chief Jim Grigsby says the process took years.
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[IN Q=Obviously, the accredidation process is...]
[SUPER=01-Jim Grigsby/Roanoke Fire-EMS Chief;]
((CHIEF JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE/EMS: OBVIOUSLY THE ACCREDIDATION PROCESS IS A BIT NEWER PROCESS TO THE FIRE SERVICE THAN IT IS TO POLICE AND SHERIFF'S SERVICE. IT'S BEEN ONLINE FOR 5 YEARS NOW AND THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE SO FEW FIRE DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE ACCREDITED. WER'E REALLY HAPPY TO BE ONE OUT OF 66 WHEN THERE ARE MORE THAN 30-THOUSAND FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES.))
[OUT Q=departments in the United States.]
Roanoke's Mayor says the honor is an added feather in the city's cap.
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[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor;]
((SAYS IT'S A WONDERFUL PLACE AND IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND THIS MAKES IT AN ESPECIALLY BEAUTIFUL DAY.))
[OUT Q=an especially beautiful day.]
Mayor Smith says there is no national award for having all three agencies accredited.
But he adds the honor certainly gives the city bragging rights.
The city of Danville is celebrating completed expansion of a local company. Universal Leaf Tobacco has finished a 35 million dollar expansion and rennovation of its processing plant. The effort added about 40 jobs, bringing the number of employees at the tobacco plant to six hundred.
Governor Warner helped make the announcement today. He says a 300 thousand dollar grant from the state helped Universal make the decsion to expand in Danville.
A large employer in Pulaski has filed for bankruptcy protection.
The Jefferson Mills yarn producer plans to re-organize, and officials say it will emerge from bankruptcy as a stronger company.
The company has 196 employees, but company president David Spangler said they may have to cut about 20 jobs.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will tell you why some people say the next generation of headlights is not a bright idea,
plus a new study about prostate cancer surgery could raise more questions than answers.
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A judge has already made a big decision in the Miss America Pageant-- even though the competition is still a week away.
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A FEDERAL judge has decided that Miss North Carolina Misty Clymer will represent the Tar Heel State in next weekend's pageant.
The ORIGINAL Miss North Carolina Rebeka Revels was replaced because of a dispute over topless photos of her that were taken by a boyfriend.
But Revels WILL be staying in Atlantic City as a V-I-P guest.
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[IN Q=I'm glad it is over]
((REBEKAH REVELS/ORIGINAL MISS NORTH CAROLINA: AM GLAD IT IS OVER. I THINK ARE MISS UNDERSTANDING I AM STILL
MISS NORTH CAROLINA. I WAS REINSTATED IN WAKE COUNTY. BUT MISTY IS
REPRESENTING OUR STATE AT THE MISS AMERICA PAGEANT...I'M GLAD THIS SITUATION'S BEEN LAID TO REST. ))
[SUPER=01-Rebekah Revels/Original Miss North Carolina;]
[OUT Q=laid to rest.]
Meanwhile, Clymer says taking part in the Miss America pageant will be bittersweet.
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[IN Q=I feel sad]
((MISTY CLYMER/MISS NORTH CAROLINA: I FEEL SAD REBECCAWILL NOT GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO FULFILL A LIFE LONG DREAM.....BUT I AM EXCITED.))
[SUPER=01-Misty Clymer/Miss North Carolina;]
[OUT Q=I am excited]
A new Miss America will be crowned September 21st.
The federal government is hoping the nation's motorists will shine some new light on the next generation of headlights.
While some believe they allow drivers to see better, others say they're distracting and even painful to look at.
Justin Mcleod has more.
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[SUPER=01-Keith Odberg/Driver; :30]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joe Blackstock/Optometrist; :49]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]
((((NAT SOUND OF CAR DRIVING BY))
They're hard to miss, and for some that's a problem.
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[IN Q=They're kinda blinding]
((BONITA GREGORY: THEY'RE KINDA BLINDING, DISTRACTING.))
((DOUG POINDEXTER: IT WAS A CAR BEHIND ME AND WAS REAL BLIND. I COULDN'T SEE))
[OUT Q=I couldn't see]
What they're having trouble seeing is a new brighter headlight called High Intensity Discharge or HID for short.
The lights are usually found on luxury cars and have a blueish tint.
According to manufacturers, HID headlights provide 70 percent more usable light than traditional headlights.
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[IN Q=I like the lights]
((KEITH ODBERG: I LIKE THE LIGHTS. THEY'RE MUCH BRIGHTER THAN THE OLDER LIGHTS AND IT ALLOWS ME TO SEE FURTHER DISTANCES.))
[OUT Q=further distances]
The intensity of these lights meet all federal guidelines.
But many drivers complain the lights are blinding.
It is a complaint area optometrist say is all too common.
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[IN Q=So far the studies]
((DR. JOE BLACKSTOCK/OPTOMETRIST: SO FAR THE STUDIES THAT ARE OUT INDICATE NO DAMAGE TO THE EYE. IT'S JUST MORE OF DISCOMFORT THAN ANYTHING ELSE.))
[OUT Q=than anything else]
It is a discomfort that has prompted numerous complaints.
So now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking for the public's input on possible steps the government might take to reduce the glare.
But those who have HID lights hope the lights have a bright future.
[SOT 11:36:05 TAPE 1]
[IN Q=I think it's because]
((KEITH ODBERG: I THINK IT'S BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT USED TO THEM. ONCE THEY'RE ON MORE CARS I THINK PEOPLE WILL GET USE TO THEM AND LIKE THEM AS MUCH AS I DO.))
[OUT Q=much as I do]
[IN Q=The national highway]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SAFETY ADMINISTRATION HAS SO RECEIVED SEVERAL THOUSAND COMMENTS ON THIS ISSUE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO WEIGH IN, YOU CAN DO THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE AT NHTSA DOT GOV. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]))
A new study on prostate cancer is raising questions about what is the right approach for treatment.
As Dr. Sean Kenniff reports, the choice is between surgery or a "wait-and-see" approach.
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[SUPER=01-Henry Soloman/Prostate Cancer Patient; :08]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS News; :42]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jed Kaminesky/Urologist; 1:03]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS]
((TRACK: 68-YEAR OLD PSYCHOLOGIST HENRY SOLOMAN THOUGHT THE FREQUENT TRIPS
TO THE BATHROOM --- WERE JUST A SIGN OF AGING.
SOT: HENRY SOLOMAN/PSYCHOLOGIST//PROSTATE CANCER PATIENT
I WAS REALLY IN FOR A ROUTINE PHYSICAL. THE PHYSICIAN AT THAT TIME DID
A ROUTINE EXAM-AND HE FELT SOMETHING.
.. HE DECIDED ON SURGERY.
WE TALKED ABOUT THE RISKS DOWNSIDESSEXUAL DYSFUNCTION AND SUCH. AND
WE DECIDED TO ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION - .
A NEW STUDY IN THIS WEEK'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE IS THE FIRST
TO LOOK AT WHETHER A RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY-- THE REMOVAL OF THE WHOLE
PROSTATE-- REDUCES A MAN'S CHANCES FROM DYING FROM THE DISEASE.
..AND THE RESEARCHERS SAY YES.... IT DOES....IT CUT THE CHANCES OF DYING
FROM PROSTATE CANCER.... BY HALF.... AMONG THE 695 MEN STUDIED IN
SWEDEN-- FOR AN ALMOST 10-YEAR PERIOD. BUT THAT'S WHERE THE GOOD NEWS
ENDS...AND THE STUDY'S FINDINGS START TO GET BLURRY....
SOT: DR. JED KAMINETSKY/UROLOGIST, NYU MEDICAL CTR.
THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT STUDY BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT RAISES MORE
QUESTIONS THAN IT ANSWERS.
THAT'S BECAUSE...OVERALL - IT ULTIMATELY DIDN'T MATTER IF YOU HAD THE
PROSTATE REMOVED OR YOU WERE ASSIGNED TO THE DO NOTHING..JUST
"WATCH-AND -WAIT" GROUP." THE DEATH RATE WAS NEARLY THE SAME.
THE SURGERY SAVED SOME FROM PROSTATE CANCER...BUT THEY DIED FROM OTHER
THINGS....PERHAPS BECAUSE PROSTATE CANCER PATIENTS ARE TYPICALLY OLDER
AND THEREFORE PRONE TO MORE ILLNESSES...
SO FOR PATIENTS WHO ARE OLDER AND IN POOR HEALTH...THE DO NOTHING
APPROACH MAY BE THE ANSWER.
DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))
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Coming up next, Leo will have our weekend forecast,
Plus we will see if a pachyderm band is going to pack its trunks and go on the road.
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Britain's Prince Harry is coming of age--
A new- look Prince Harry was unveiled today in an official portrait to mark his 18th birthday coming up this Sunday.
The teenage royal was captured in several poses that could elevate him to the same "pin-up" status as his older brother, William.
St. James' Palace is releasing seven portraits over the weekend.
Fashion photographer Mario Testino took the pictures.
He's famous for his portraits of Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and most notably, Harry's mother, the late Princess Diana.
The world's one and ONLY elephant orchestra is about to release its second C-D--
11- elephants in northern Thailand are practicing hard, beating drums and blowing on harmonicas, putting the finishing touches on their latest C-D.
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[SOT nat sound of "music" 18 into tape]
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American elephant conservationist Richard Lair leads the musical heavy-weights--
He came up with the idea to get the animals involved in music a few years ago, and since then he and elephant trainers have been working on instruments for the 'band'.
The orchestra's first C-D, released two years ago, contained 20 tracks.
This new release should be out before Christmas.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 83 points. The NASDAQ has dropped one.
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Coming up next in sports...
Virginia Tech chalks up win number three by trampling the thundering herd.....we'll have all the highlights coming up...
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Virginia Tech dominated the field last night with Marshall.
Mike Stevens has all the highlights and postgame comments from the Hokie victory.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Jones/171 Yards Rushing; :39]
[SUPER=01-Mikal Baaque/First Half Interception; :55]
[SUPER=01-DeAngelo Hall/Virginia Tech Cornerback; 1:22]
[SUPER=36-Marshall #17/21/Virginia Tech #9/47; 2:00]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/153 Yards Rushing; 2:11]
[SUPER=01-Marcus Hairston/Marshall Defensive End; 2:22]
[OUT Q=...FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA."]
FINAL LOOK AT THE WEATHER
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