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Several students are injured when a bomb goes off at an elementary school in the West Bank.
So far, authorities say they don't know who's responsible for the attack.
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And community college students are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to raising money for their schools.
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Clouds and moisture are heading our way over the next few days....I'll have your forecast....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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The Bush administration says Saddam Hussein is up to his old tricks again, by offering to allow weapons inspectors back into Iraq.
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[Iraq]


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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The White House remains skeptical of Saddam.
But as Teri Okita tells us, some in the international community appear cautiously optimistic about Iraq's offer.
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[SUPER=01-Jack Straw/British Foreign Secretary;]
[SUPER=01-Tariq Aziz/Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News;]
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(LOCATOR: THE WHITE HOUSE)


WHILE PRESIDENT BUSH TALKED THIS MORNING ABOUT TEACHING SCHOOL KIDS THE IMPORTANCE OF AMERICAN HISTORY IRAQ SEEMed TO BE ONE HISTORY LESSON STILL TO BE DETERMINED. THE WHITE HOUSE REMAINS HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS OF SADDAM HUSSEINS OFFER TO UNCONDITIONALLY ALLOW U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS BACK IN CALLING IT A STALL-AND-DELAY TACTIC THAT WILL FAIL.

(sUPER: Jack Straw/British Foreign Secretary)
SOT: we have...intl community


TRACK: THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS KEEPING THE PRESSURE ON THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL TO COMMIT TO A RESOLUTION THAT KEEPS CLOSE TABS ON IRAQ.
TRACK: WHILE THE U-S SEES SADDAMS OFFER AS A WAY TO GET WORLD PRESSURE OFF BAGHDADS BACK, OTHERS IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY WELCOME THE DECISION. IRAQ CLAIMS THE OFFER IS GENUINE.

(Super: Tariq Aziz/Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister)
SOT: If the inspectors come and act professionally, then they will be

able to seek the truth and they will reach the truth.
TRACK: MEANWHILE, PLANS ARE MOVING AHEAD TO PLACE B-2 BOMBERS AND OTHER U-S WARPLANES INTO POSITION FOR ANY POSSIBLE MILITARY ASSAULT.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: The 15-member security council is meeting today to review the Iraqi decision. Something else TBD.
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At least five children-- aged five through eight-- were injured after an explosion at a Palestinian elementary school in the West Bank.
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Police and witnesses say an apparent bomb went off today in the school's courtyard.
Officials aren't confirming reports that police blew up a second bomb in the courtyard.
The school's principal says the explosive device went off under the water fountains as the children were preparing to enter their classes.
Israeli police say they're investigating, but so far, have no leads.
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[Terror]


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If confirmed, it would be the first evidence that al- Qaida was involved in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl.
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Pakistani authorities have identified an al-Qaida militant arrested last week as one of Pearl's killers.
A Pakistani police source wouldn't identify the alleged killer by name -- but says he's NOT among the five terror suspects who were handed over to U-S authorities yesterday.
Those five include alleged nine-eleven planner Ramzi ( bin-al-SHEEB') Binalshibh.
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Police are looking for the driver who hit a Roanoke City officer last night.
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Officers were responding to a shooting call at a home in the 18-hundred block of Center Avenue Northwest around 10:30.
Police were at the front and back of the house when a car pulled into the driveway.
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((LT. BILL BEASON/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.; THE OFFICERS TOLD HIM THEY WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO HIM A MINUTE. HE GOT BACK INTO THE CAR, PUT IT IN GEAR AND DROVE DIRECTLY AT THE THREE OFFICERS WE HAD BACK THERE. AT THAT TIME, ONE OF OUR OFFICERS WAS STRUCK IN THE LEG.))
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The driver hit another car parked near the house and took off.
The officer who was hit was not seriously injured, though he was taken to an area hospital.
The shooting call turned out to be a false report.
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[Voter-Drive]


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Virginia's Community Colleges are drumming up voters in hopes of raising support for a bond issue on the November ballot.
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Virginia Western Community College is one of 23 institutions across the state holding a voter registration drive until early this afternoon. Student Government is passing out pamphlets explaining the benefits of the General Obligation Bond. The President of Student Government says the bond can't rack up too many "yes" votes.
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((CARL-HEINZ WYZISK/PRES., STUDENT GOVERNMENT: WE WANT IT TO PASS BY A LANDSLIDE TO LET THE POLITICIANS IN RICHMOND KNOW PEOPLE WANT THE EDUCATION IN OUR COMMUNITY 'CAUSE, WITHOUT A GOOD EDUCATION A COMMUNITY'S NOT GONNA SURVIVE.))
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[OUT Q=a community's not gonna survive.]
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Community Colleges would reap 159-million of the more than 900-million dollars specified for higher education. Virginia Western would receive between 8 and 9 million dollars. The bond referendum would also set aside funding for some state parks and museums. The statewide registration drive will run until one this afternoon but, Wyzisk (WIE-zik) says he plans to hold more in the near future.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will see how business and political leaders are trying to get local passenger train service back on track.
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Plus we will see the next generation of cigarette vending machines.
A tobacco company says it will keep cigarettes out of the hands of minors, but others aren't so sure.
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Advocates of passenger rail service hope that one day soon, Bristol, Richmond, Lynchburg and Washington, DC will all be linked with daily trains.
They're lobbying Virginia lawmakers, but they're also looking toward the Pacific Northwest.
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((KAY STRICKLAND/TDE COMMITTEE MEMBER: IT IS IMPRESSIVE HOW THEIR RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE HAS REALLY GROWN IN THE LAST 10 YEARS AND IT'S PROJECTED TO HAVE PHENOMENAL GROWTH.))
[SUPER=01-Kay Strickland/TDE Committee Member]
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[OUT Q=have phenomenal growth.]
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Backers of the TransDominion Express recently visited Oregon and Washington State to ride the Amtrak Cascades.


The train features modern equipment and European style coaches.
And on most trips there are few empty seats.
Passenger rail advocates say the state-financed, Amtrak- operated service is an excellent model for Virginia.
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((ROBERT MANETTA/CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM: THEY STARTED WITH ONE TRAIN A DAY. NOW THEY'RE MAKING HARD PLANS FOR HAVING ONE TRAIN AN HOUR, GOING ALL UP AND DOWN THAT CORRIDOR. WITH 85 PERCENT OCCUPANCY, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A HELL OF A SUCCESS.))
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Given the state's budget problems, additional funding will be hard to come by next year.
But more planning is required, and advocates believe they will have the support of lawmakers when the funding becomes available.


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A tobacco company is trying a new approach to solving an old problem.
Brown and Williamson is introducing a new version of the cigarette vending machine.
As Wendy Brockman tells us, the company hopes its virtual reality sales clerk will keep cigarettes out of the hands of children.
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(( THE COIN-OPERATED CIGARETTE VENDING MACHINE FADED INTO OBSCURITY BECAUSE IT WAS TOO EASY FOR KIDS TO GET THE SMOKES.
THE CONCEPT WAS NEARLY DEFUNCT.
(NATS "Hello, I'll be your vending machine today.")

...UNTIL NOW.
BROWN WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CALLS IT INTERACTIVE VENDING.. AND HOPES IT'LL BOOST SAGGING VENDING SALES..
PLANS ARE IN PLACE TO PUT THE MACHINES IN TAVERNS, NIGHTCLUBS, AND RESTAURANT BARS.
THEY REQUIRE BUYERS TO SWIPE A MATCHING I.D. AND CREDIT CARD.
IF EITHER ONE SHOWS THE CUSTOMER IS UNDERAGE: A VIRTUAL REALITY SALES CLERK APPEARS ON A VIDEO SCREEN.
(NATS "I'm sorry, but I can't sell you smokes if you're under 18. Now go home before I call your momma.")

(SOT - KOTTAK "The vending machines show that this is a responsible

way to market to adult consumers who choose to smoke and at the same time ensure youth cannot get access to tobacco products.")

BUT THE SAME CRITICS THAT BLASTED THE OLD VENDING MACHINES SAY THE NEW ONES STILL WON'T PREVENT SALES TO KIDS.

(SOT - SMITH "Face-to-face sale, there's a chance someone's going to

get a credit card and a driver's license and be able to use it. We don't allow vending sales for beer, guns, prescription drugs because we want the face-to-face sale.")

(SOT - KOTTAK "Consumers may not be ID'd 100% of the time in other

locations. With this machine, it is.") ))

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Despite the controversy, Brown and Williamson is currently testing the machines in Los Angeles and Cleveland.
It plans to distribute them across the country early next year.

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Journalism students at Washington and Lee are learning something about technology and the way it is changing the media. As Richard Lesko tells us, a new facility has them standing on the cutting edge of the future.
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(( Washington and Lee students are still getting used to their newly renovated 10 million dollar journalism building. The department is integrating all facets of journalism, from writing for print and broadcast, to emphasizing the increasing role that the internet will soon play.
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((HAMPDEN SMITH/W&L JOURNALISM DEPT. HEAD; WE'RE NOT JUST NARROWLY LOOKING AT HOW TO PRODUCE SOMETHING FOR A MEDIUM BUT HOW TO EXPLAIN THINGS TO PEOPLE IN WHATEVER WAY BEST DOES THE JOB.))
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It may not all be in place yet, but the new technology in the building eliminates the need for videotape and will allow students to edit their stories on desktop computers, and then put the story on the air or the web.
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[INQ=If you think about...]

((HAMPDEN SMITH/W&L JOURNALISM DEPT. HEAD; IF YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT THE JOURNALISTS JOB IS, WHICH IS EXPLAINING HOW THE WORLD WORKS TO PEOPLE SO THEY CAN ASSESS THE INSTITUTION OF SOCIETY, THEN AS THE TOOLS CHANGE, YOU LEARN TO USE THEM BETTER, AND TO DO YOUR JOB BETTER.))
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[OUTQ=to do your job better.]

And despite the change in technology, the underlying message is the same as it has always been.
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((HAMPDEN SMITH/W&L JOURNALISM DEPT. HEAD; THE NEED FOR A FREE AND INDEPENDENT PRESS HAS NOT CHANGED, SO THE REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF IS EXACTLY THE SAME THING WE'VE BEEN TELLING THEM FOR DECADES, IT'S JUST WHICH KNOBS TO TURN AND WHICH NEW QUILL PEN TO USE THAT HAVE CHANGED.))
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[OUTQ=to use that have changed.]

So now the school is making sure tomorrows journalists will be prepared to tackle any technology that is thrown their way. Richard Lesko, News 7, Lexington.))
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Los Angeles prepares for the Latin Grammys. We'll have a preview after the break,
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Plus we will see how a robot is opening up the secrets of ancient Egypt.
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The events of September 11th cancelled last year's Latin Grammys--
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But this year's show is about to go on, and rehearsals are under way in Los Angeles.
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The third annual awards show highlights a wide variety of music.
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Other singers scheduled to perform include Nelly Furtado, Shakira, Carlos Santana, and Marc Anthony.
The show airs live on C-B-S tomorrow night from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.
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Modern technology was supposed to unlock a mystery of the ages-- but instead, it's led to ANOTHER one.
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Researchers sent a robot into a narrow shaft of Egypt's Great Pyramid, which was build 45- hundred years ago.
The robot is known as the ``Pyramid Rover.''
With a T-V audience watching, the robot drilled through a door, and pushed in a video camera to see what lay beyond.
What it revealed was ANOTHER sealed door.
One researcher insists the discovery is ``very important.''
He says the next job is to study the footage and plan future explorations.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has dropped 92 points. The NASDAQ has lost 5.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up in sports - U-V-A prepares for a game that will have more than a little ZIP to it.
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...And we will tell you why the Redskins game last night was peppered with more than just offense and defense.
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The underdog Eagles put on a winning show last night against the Washington Redskins - they took control at the beginning and never let go.
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Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb seized control of the game in the first quarter by rushing for one score, and throwing for another.
The Eagles took a 14-to-nothing lead. The Redskins' lone bright spot of the entire evening came in the second quarter, when (JOCK-QUEZ) Jacques Green returned this Philadelphia punt 90 yards for a touchdown. Early in the second quarter it's 14-to-7 Philadelphia. But the Eagles would score 30 straight un-answered points to beat the Redskins 37-to-7. Meanwhile, a bizarre incident happened late in the game when the Eagles had to leave their bench and the game had to be stopped after pepper spray used to break up a fight in the stands spilled over onto the Eagles' bench.
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UVa returns to the Scott Stadium turf this Saturday afternoon hoping to rout the hapless Akron Zips. The 1 and 2 Cavs are favored by 23 points. Steve Mason has more.
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[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; :13]
[SUPER=01-Angelo Crowell/Averaging 11 Tackles a Game; :38]
[SUPER=01-Kwakou Robinson/UVa Freshman Defensive Lineman; :50]
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[SUPER=01-Marques Hagans/205 Total Yards This Season; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Art Thomas/UVa Junior Cornerback; 1:23]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS]
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The Winston Cup points race is one of the closest in history.
Only 227 points separate the top ten drivers.
But it would have to stay tight to top the tightest three- man duel that took place in 1997 -- when Jeff Gordon beat Dale Jarrett by 14 points and Mark Martin by 29.
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Last night, the president of the Martinsville Speedway, Clay Campbell, was the guest speaker for the monthly meeting of the Roanoke Valley Sports Club.
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We asked Clay if having this many guys in contention this late in the season was good for anything other than selling tickets.
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[OUT Q=...NUMEROUS GUYS UP THERE."]
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Before Martinsville hosts the Cup drivers on October 20th, the track will welcome the Mid Atlantic region's best Late Model Stock car drivers to town for the Taco Bell 300 on Sunday September 29th.
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