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A bomb squad is called in to investigate a suspicious van parked outside the Department of Agriculture in Washington.
That after a man claimed there were explosives in the vehicle.
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And Iraq makes a final decision on weapons inspections.
A live report is straight ahead.
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Dry weather's beginning to build into the region...how long will it last....I'll have your hometown forecast....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Iraq says "yes" to the U-N resolution calling for the return of weapons inspectors after nearly four years.

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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A major about- face from Iraq-- after its parliament voted yesterday AGAINST the U-N resolution.
Iraq's United Nations ambassador says Iraq has accepted the resolution.
The ambassador delivered the acceptance letter to U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan's office.
He says the letter states that Iraq will deal with the resolution quote "despite its bad contents."
The ambassador adds that Iraq is prepared to receive the weapons inspectors within the assigned time- table.
Elizabeth Sanchez is in Washington D-C this afternoon and joins us now with the latest.
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It turned out to be a false alarm, but it brought traffic to a standstill today near the Department of Agriculture in Washington, D-C.
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A bomb squad was called in this morning after a man got out of a Ryder van, and told police it was full of explosives.
Traffic in the area was shut down while officers checked out the van.
No explosives were found.
The Secret Service says the man has been taken into custody.
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Over a hundred new jobs are coming to Wythe County.
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Governor Mark Warner announced this morning that Klockner-Pentaplast will expand operations at its Rural Retreat Plant, creating 108 new jobs.
The 34- MILLION dollar investment is the largest of six economic delvelopment projects across Southwest and Southside Virginia....partly funded by the Governor's opportunity fund.
Klockner-Pentaplast is the largest producer of rigid film in America.
Headquartered in Gordonsville, it employs more than 200 people in Rural Retreat, and nearly a thousand across the state.
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A Lynchburg cabinet maker is expanding and creating more than one hundred new jobs.
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Norcraft purchased the old Starmark building on Millrace Road back in March.
Yesterday, company officials announced they plan to invest one million dollars to create a new manufacturing line within the building.
The move will add up to 150 new jobs at the facility.
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((JIM HERNANDEZ/PLANT MANAGER: THE LYNCHBURG FACILITY PROVIDES US THE LOCATION, SPACE AND TALENT TO SUPPORT OUR CUSTOMERS IN THIS MARKET WITH MORE EFFECTIVE TRANSPORTATION, SERVICE AND PRODUCT OFFERING.))
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Norcraft currently employs about 100 people at the Lynchburg plant.
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There are some developments today in the serial sniper case--
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A second attorney has been appointed to represent suspect John Allen Muhammad, who made another court appearance today in Manassas.
The judge appointed Jonathan Shapiro to join attorney Peter Greenspun, an attorney who's been involved in high- profile cases.
The judge also scheduled a status review hearing for Muhammad December 12th.
A trial date could be set then.
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The nation's Roman Catholic bishops have adopted revisions to their sex abuse policy.
The new plan says priests should be removed from public ministry after any act of sex abuse of a minor.
Teri Okita has more.
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TRACK: CATHOLIC BISHOPS CAN ONLY HOPE THAT THEIR PRAYERS WILL BE ANSWERED AND THE YEAR-LONG SCANDAL PLAGUING THE CHURCH WILL SOON COME TO AN END.
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ago...

(Super: Cardinal Roger Mahony/Los Angeles Archdiocese)
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TRACK: SOME WHO SPOKE IN OPPOSITION SAID THE BISHOPS WERE MOVING TOO FAST AND THAT THE RULES FOR INVESTIGATING ACCUSED PRIESTS NEEDS MORE FINE-TUNING.

(Super: Bishop James Moynihan/Syracuse Archdiocese
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damage done morale-wise not taking time to spell out.
TRACK: SURVIVORS AND VICTIMS ADVOCATES TAKE ISSUE WITH WHAT THEY SEE AS GIVING THE PRIESTS MORE PROTECTION BY HAVING THE BISHOPS PLAY SUCH A BIG ROLE. .

(Super: Sheila Daley/Call to Action OR: Victims Rights Activist)
SOT: We cannot return to the passive attitude by which we trusted our

Bishops to respond compassionately to the victims who reported abuse.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: Victims Advocates say the revised policy is just more "business as usual" by the Catholic church. They say they'll keep close tabs on the disciplinary procedures and pledge to make the church accountable. TO, CBS News, Washington.))


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The chairman of the Federal Reserve says Christmas shoppers may be a little cautious this holiday season.
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But coming up next on the newscast, we'll tell you how local merchants are trying to get them to change their minds.
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One student was killed and a dozen others were injured after a school bus and car collided in Bedford County yesterday. The accident happened in front of Forest Middle School-- just as school was letting out.
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The student killed has been identified as 15- year old Brittany Groover... State police say the Jefferson Forest sophomore was sitting in the back seat of the car when the driver slid off the side of the road, overcorrected and slid into the path of the bus.
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Two other students in the car also attend Jefferson Forest high school. Both were treated and released from the hospital. The driver of the bus and ten passengers were also taken to the hospital-- but authorities say their injuries were not life-threatening.
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The school system says the bus driver was not at fault. State police say she saw the car and was able to stop-- but say the driver of the car was unable to regain control.

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A Spencer teenager was killed in a car accident. State police say 17-year old John Treavor (Trevor) Cox was traveling eastbound on Magna Vista Road around 5:30 yesterday evening, when he lost control of his Ford F-150 pickup truck on a curve, and crossed into oncoming traffic. Cox was struck in the passenger side by a Chevy Suburban that was driven by 44-year old Ann Strong Hylton of Martinsville. He died two hours later at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
Charges are pending.

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Rockbridge County and the City of Lexington will meet on Monday to discuss the future of the courthouse.
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County and City leaders had tried to encourage voters to pass a referendum last week to build a new courthouse. Now they are being ordered by the court to show why their aging courthouse should not be repaired or replaced. At the Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors meeting yesterday, the board agreed to meet with City leaders to discuss the future of the litigation, and the courthouse.
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((NANCY STAGNER/ROCKBRIDGE CO. SUPERVISORS CHAIR; THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO QUESTION THAT OUR COURT FACILITIES ARE IN DIRE NEED OF RENOVATIONS. WE ARE WILLING TO DO JUST THAT. WE JUST HOPE WE CAN DO IT IN SOME WAY THAT'S GOING TO BE BENEFICIAL TO TAXPAYERS FOR YEARS TO COME.))
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County officials add that renovating the existing courthouse facilities could end up costing more than constructing a new building.
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People searching for a good nursing home have a new resource to help.
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The federal government has put together the first comprehensive survey of the country's nursing homes, including all 282 facilities in Virginia.
The survey measures the quality of health care residents receive, and can also help nursing homes identify areas most in need of improvement.
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((STEPHEN MORRISETTE/VA HEALTH CARE ASSOC.: THE BETTER THE DATA IS THE BETTER THE NURSING HOMES WILL BE ABLE TO USE THAT DATA TO IMPROVE QUALITY. WE'VE NOT HAD ACCESS TO NATIONAL DATA LIKE THIS BEFORE. WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HOW WE COMPARE. WE THINK WE'RE GOING TO COMPARE FAVORABLY AND WE WANT TO IMPROVE FROM THAT.))
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The report shows the quality of care at Virginia's nursing homes is about average compared with the industry nationwide.
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You can find a link to the survey on our webpage at wdbj7-dot-com.
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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan says the economy has hit a quote ``soft patch.''
Greenspan says growth prospects are being weakened by falling stock prices and the possibility of war with Iraq.
He also said consumers have become ''more cautious'' in their buying.
That has to be bad news for retailers' wish for a Green Christmas.
Business Reporter Rachel Cannon has more on what local merchants are doing to get you in the holiday spending spirit.
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(( It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at a shopping mall near you. Whether you think it's too early for the carolers, some early birds shoppers are already picking out presents. Melanie Simmons is checking out deals for her kids at FAO Schwarz's outlet store at Tanglewood Mall.
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((ERNIE SIMMONS/HOLIDAY SHOPPER; I THINK PEOPLE ARE MORE CONSCIENTIOUS ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE BUYING AND WHAT THEY'RE SPENDING THERE ARE JUST SO MANY UNCERTAINTIES YOU KNOW WITH WHAT WE'RE SEEING.))
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On a national level we're seeing a soft economy, job uncertainty, sagging consumer confidence and the prospect of war with Iraq. But local store managers are seeing the positive of what some experts say will be a mediocre shopping season.
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((CARRIE THOMAS/STORE MANAGER; THEIR KIDS ARE THEIR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY THAT'S FOR SURE AND SO WE HAVE FOUND THAT THE TOY INDUSTRY DOES NOT SUFFER AS MUCH AS OTHER INDUSTRIES DO ESPECIALLY IN A DECLINING ECONOMY THAT WE'RE IN.))
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((ADAM TANOUKHI/STORE MANAGER; WE'RE A RETAILER AND RETAILERS DON'T WANT TO GET TOO GLOOMY THAT'S WHERE WE PLAY OUR GAME WE KEEP A SMILE ON OUR FACE ALWAYS PUSH THE POSITIVE THERE IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE NEGATIVE THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON.))
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Friedman's say it counts on customer service and quality products to reach sales goals. According to the National Retail Federation, holiday sales are estimated to rise four-percent from last year's figure of 201-billion dollars. It would be the smallest percentage increase since 19-97. In 2001 there was a rise of five-point-six percent.
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((JANICE WALDRON/HOLIDAY SHOPPER; I HAVE TO SHOP BUT I HAVE TO ECONOMIZE ON EVERYTHING THAT I DO SO I HAVE TO SHOP FROM PLACE TO PLACE.))
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While stores across the country are shaping up for Christmas,
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after this break we'll tell you why one man may want to try the same before he tries to act like Santa Claus again.
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It was too early to be a visit from Santa Claus--
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A Texas man got stuck in a chimney, while attempting to get into his mother-in-law's house.
His mother-in-law had apparently forgotten her house keys, so he decided to try to get in through the chimney, instead of breaking a window.
That plan didn't work, so firefighters had to come to his rescue by chipping a hole through the brick.
But he did learn an important lesson from the ordeal.
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Besides being a bit shaken up-- the man didn't require any medical treatment.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 80 points. The NASDAQ has gained 18.

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Coming up in sports... the Roanoke Dazzle says one player is their shining hope for a redeeming season...
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And Patrick Henry hopes to twist their season hopes with a new Patriot leader...
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The ACC basketball season hasn't even started yet, but Virginia's Jermaine Harper has been forced to the sidelines.
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Harper has been suspended indefinitely by Head Coach Pete Gillen for an unspecified violation of team rules. Harper has been practicing with the Cavs this season, and with the graduation of Adam Hall and Chris Williams, was projected to be a key contributor this season. The sophomore shooting guard from Gardena, California appeared in 29 games last season averaging 5.8 points per game.
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The Roanoke Dazzle shoots into its second NBDL season at home this Friday night.
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Yesterday the team held its preseason media gathering, as the NBA league office dropped in to shoot photos of the players - including the real reason this year's team will be much better - point guard Cory Alexander. The Waynesboro native starred at UVa, and spent six years in the NBA.
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High school wrestlers hit the mats this week. And Patrick Henry starts the season with a new head coach. Steve Mason has more.
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((Matt Hand, who wrestled at Iowa, the top college program in the world, would agree that patriots sophomore wrestler Jeff Joyce executed the best move in his young wrestling career when he recruited his coach to come to Patrick Henry. ((:)) ((:))
This past summer, when PH coach Kevin Clifford took over as the head football coach , Joyce was without a coach. He put out a nationwide bulletin advertising the coaching vacancy. Hand responded. The Joyce family then flew him in for a
visit and he was sold on southern hospitality. ((:)) ((:))
Hand has a solid program in place thanks to Kevin Clifford. Joyce is one of two Patriot wrestlers who have mats in their basements, actually, for Joyce, he truly does eat, sleep and breathe the sport. His coach knows with this kind of dedication and character he has wrestlers who will do what it takes to win.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) [Quickcast]
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