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An appeal to the U-S Supreme Court is pending for a Pakistani murderer, scheduled to die by lethal injection tonight in Virginia.
Governor Warner is considering a petition for clemency.
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And the F-B-I warns that hospitals in certain cities may be targets for terrorism.
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After a cold start to the day the temperatures are climbing...leading to a beautiful afternoon....will it last....I'll have your forecast....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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A day after agreeing to a U-N resolution, An Iraqi newspaper warns the crisis with the United States may just be getting started.

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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
U-N weapons inspectors are ready to go back to work, but that hasn't eased tensions with the Bush administration.

Elizabeth Sanchez reports.
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[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]
[SUPER=01-Tim McCarthy/Former Weapons Inspector;]
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/U. S. Secretary of State; HOT CHANGE TO]
[SUPER=04-BBC;]
[SUPER=01-Amr Mouss/Head of Arab League;]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Sanchez/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=Sanchez, CBS News, Washington.]

(( Pkg: Track: On the streets of Baghdad, there are warnings of a showdown ahead. An editorial in an official Iraqi newspaper calls the resolution quote "Cowboy" polices of the U-S.

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Saddam Hussein accepted the U-N resolution yesterday in a 9-page letter. It calls the nations supporting the resolution a "gang of evil". It also calls British Prime Minister Tony Blair the president's "lackey". Weapons inspectors will go to Iraq on Monday. By December 8th Iraq must disclose any weapons of mass destruction. The inspectors will actually beging searching for illegal caches by December 23rd.
A former inspector believes the key is experienced, trained inspectors.

SOT: Tim McCarthy/Former Weapons inspectors:

It's really conversations w/scientists. As you walk through a facility, "this looks a little strange to me. Why is all this scrap metal in this corner not this corner."
Track: Secretary of State Colin Powell says there is no room for Saddam to play any games.

SOT: Colin Powell/Secretary of State: MANDATORY FONT: COURTESY BBC.

"Every nation is saying the same thing to Iraq. Cooperate, comply, disarm. You will be disarmed one way or another."
Track: Meanwhile, the head of the Arab league is welcoming Iraq's acceptance.

SOT: Amr Mouss/Head of Arab League

"I also call upon the inspectors to lead their mission with objectivity and professionalism."
STAND-UP: Things have changed since the last time inspectors went to Iraq. This time, they are all U-N employees.... not on loan from different countries. And unlike previous teams they will not share information with U-S intelligence agencies. ))

[Kasi]


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A Pakistani man set to be executed tonight for killing two C-I-A employees still has an appeal pending with the U-S Supreme Court.
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Governor Mark Warner is considering a clemency petition for Mir Aimal (KAH-zee) Kasi .
He's scheduled to die by injection tonight at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt.
The State Department has warned the execution could bring retaliation against Americans around the world.
Kasi has said he has no regrets about killing 28-year-old Frank Darling and 66-year-old Lansing Bennet, as they sat in their cars at a stoplight outside C-I-A headquarters in McLean in January of 1993.
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There are some mixed feelings in Pakistan about tonight's scheduled execution.
A Pakistani delivery man says the scheduled execution is another sign that America is an enemy of Muslims.
Some Pakistanis think the killings were justified because they consider the C-I-A to be evil.
But others feel differently.
A scrap metal collector says Kasi's punishment should match his crime -- and that factors like U-S-Pakistani relations shouldn't be considered.

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A new terrorism warning is out for hospitals in several U-S cities.
But the White House says the credibility of the threats is ''very low.''
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The F-B-I says intelligence sources overseas indicate hospitals in Houston, San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington D-C could be terrorist targets this holiday season.
Officials say the vague threat mentions a time between December and April, and might involve anthrax or explosives.

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The F-B-I says it's erring on the side of caution in letting people know about the threat, but is also warning people not to over-react.

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A traffic accident in Salem injured three people this morning.
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A small pickup collided with a sport utility vehicle on Colorado Street around nine o'clock.
Three people complaining of neck and back pain were taken to Lewis-Gale Hospital for treatment.
Their injuries appeared to be minor.
No charges have been filed.
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Authorities are investigating two suspicious deaths in Pittsylvania County.
A sheriff's department official says deputies found 73-year old Willie (HAR-ston) Harston and his wife 68-year old Clara Belle Harston dead in their Blairs home yesterday morning.
Investigators have not yet been able to determine a cause of death.
Autopsies will be performed by the medical examiner in Roanoke.

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China's government is under- going some major changes.
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Jiang Zemin is stepping down as the communist country's President to make way for a new generation of leaders.
(Hoo) Hu (Jin- TOW) Jintao will take over as China's president next March.
He's been to the U-S, and has visited Ground Zero in New York.
(Jin-TOW) Jintao came up through the ranks, and little is known about him-- except that he has the reputation for being a liberal.
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((DAVID ZWEIG/HONG KONG UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR:SO PEOPLE CAN BE OPTIMISTIC THAT HE CAN BRING ABOUT SOME CHANGES. BUT IT STILL WAITS TO BE SEEN HOW MUCH POWER HE IS ACTUALLY GOING TO HAVE. ))
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[OUT Q=going to have.]
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This is China's first peaceful transition of power in decades.
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A tanker carrying 77- thousand- tons of fuel oil is sinking off the coast of Spain.
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Authorities say they've rescued most of the crew members aboard the "Prestige," located about 30 miles off the shore of one of Spain's most remote and scenic areas.
Environmentalists say if tanker breaks up, it could cause an ecological disaster in a largely unspoiled area of coastline.
A rescue helicopter has spotted traces of oil around the tanker.
Officials say the high- sulfur oil will float on water and spread quickly.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Still to come on the newscast, we'll tell you about efforts to reopen a local D-M-V that fell victim to budget cuts.

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Plus we will see why doctors have high hopes for a vaccine for skin cancer.
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[VOB-Bedford-DMV]


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Bedford County wants to make it easier for its residents to renew their drivers licenses. The Bedford D-M-V office recently closed as part of the Governor's state-wide budget cuts.
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Last night, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution asking the Governor to reconsider his decision.
Residents must now travel to Roanoke or Lynchburg. The resolution argues this is not only inconvenient for residents, but it's creating an economic hardship for local businesses and car dealerships. The resolution also argues the state is actually wasting money in deciding to close this particular branch.
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[SUPER=01-Dale Wheeler/Bedford Co. Board Chairman;]

((PLEASE REOPEN THE DMV OFFICE, IT' THE FASTEST GROWING AREA OF THE I-95 CORRIDOR THIS SIDE OF RICHMOND AND THE RENT HAS TO BE PAID ON THE BUILDING THROUGH OCTOBER 2004 ANYWAY.))
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The supervisors and other local lawmakers would like to see the office reopened on a full time- or even part time basis.
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With more than 50 thousand new cases of Melanoma expected this year in the U-S alone, researchers are turning a lot of attention to a treatment for the disease.
If successful, it could prevent seven thousand deaths a year.
Dr. Mike Rosen has more.
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[SUPER=01-David Milam/Melanoma Patient; :15]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Donald Morton/John Wayne Cancer Institute; :34]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mike Rosen/CBS News; :43]
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((TRACK: LIKE MOST PEOPLE. DAVID MILAM THOUGHT THE LUMP HIS WIFE FOUND ON HIS SIDE-WAS NO BIG DEAL.CERTAINLY NOTHING THAT NEEDED IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. HIS DOCTOR KNEW BETTERORDERED A BIOPSYAND DIAGNOSED HIM WITH MELANOMA-THE MOST AGGRESSIVE FORM OF SKIN CANCER.

SOT: DAVID MILAM/MELANOMA PATIENT

IT WAS HARD TO HAVE GOALS AND TO HAVE PLANS.//THERE WERE 3 CHANCES OUT OF 4 - YOU WOULDNT BE AROUND.
TRACK: AFTER TWO SURGERIES-DAVID ALSO STARTED GETTING AN EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE CALLED CANVAXIN NOW EXPECTED TO BE THE FIRST SO-CALLED
"THERAPEUTIC VACCINE" OR THERAPY ------- APPROVED FOR THE OFTEN DEADLY

DISEASE.

SOT: DR. DONALD MORTON/PRESIDENT, JOHN WAYNE CANCER INSTITUTE

THE IDEA IS TO BOOST THE IMMUNITY-BY GIVING THE VACCINE MULTIPLE TIMES OVER A PERIOD OF YEARS.
STANDUP: THE BELIEF HAS ALWAYS BEEN THAT -- WHEN A PATIENTS IMMUNE SYSTEM IS STRONGER-IT CAN THEN FIGHT OFF THE GROWTH OF CANCEROUS CELLS MORE EASILY.
GX/TRACK: AND IN FACT-THE VACCINE HAS HELPED ELIMINATE THE DISEASE IN 10% OF THE PATIENTS TESTEDAND DOUBLE THE EXPECTED SURVIVAL TIME IN OTHERS WITH MORE ADVANCED DISEASE. BUT LIKE MOST CANCER DRUGS-- IT IS CLEARLY NOT PERFECT.

SOT: DR. MORTON

OUR GOAL IS TO BE ABLE TO MAKE ALL OF THE PATIENTS DEVELOP A VERY STRONG IMMUNE RESPONSE. WE ARE ONLY BEGINNING TO KNOW HOW TO DO THAT.
TRACK: THAT-COULD TAKE YEARS-OR DECADES. DOCTOR MORTON HAS BEEN WORKING ON THIS IDEA FOR 42-YEARS. CASES LIKE DAVIDS KEEP HIM GOING. ITS BEEN 11-YEARS SINCE HE WAS FIRST DIAGNOSED AND WOULDN'T ALLOW HIMSELF TO THINK TOO FAR INTO THE FUTURE.

SOT:

THE GOALS CENTERED AROUND WEDDINGS AND GRADUATIONS. WEVE MARRIED TWO NOW.
TRACK: THERES ONE UNMARRIED CHILD LEFT. DR. MIKE ROSEN, CBS NEWS. ))

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One of the area's oldest, and perhaps the NATION'S oldest doctors has received some recognition.
89 year old Doctor Alexander McCausland was recently named 2002 Physician of year for the Medical Society of Virginia.
Despite his longevity, he says he has no plans to retire.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Alexander McCausland/Asthma & Allergy Center;30]
[SUPER=01-Samantha McGee/Patient;49]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dane McBride/Asthma & Allergy Center;1:11]
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((
Five days a week, sometimes treating as many as 12 patients a day, it's a grueling schedule for any doctor, especially for one whose 89 years old.
But Doctor Alexander McCausland says retiring has never been an option.
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((NEVER, NEVER, I WANTED TO GIVE MY PROFESSION ALL I COULD FOR AS LONG AS I COULD THAT'S WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO)) [RUNS09]
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But a lot has changed since he graduated from University of Virginia Medical School in 19-37.
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(( I PRACTICED BEFORE WE EVER HAD PENICILLIN OR ANY ANTIBIOTICS. WE COULDN'T DO MUCH FOR THE PATIENTS. I ALWAYS SAID THEY LOVED US AND THEY DIDN'T SUE US. )) [RUNS13]
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And he's still loved by patients of all ages.
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((IT IS VERY COOL TO HAVE A DOCTOR THAT OLD..what makes that so cool. THAT HE KNOWS A LOT OF STUFF AND HE'S GONE THROUGH A LOT TO LEARN ALL THIS STUFF)) [RUNS19]
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Even the younger doctors sometimes have a hard time keeping up.
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[IN Q=He keeps everybody on their toes]

((HE KEEPS EVERYBODY ON THEIR TOES. HE COMMANDS RESPECT. AND YOU ALWAYS KNOW THERE IS A GOOD POSSIBILITY THAT HE'S A STEP OR TWO AHEAD OF YOU ON SOME THINGS)) [RUNS15]
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And while father time has slowed him down a bit, he wants his patients to know he plans to keep on ticking.
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[IN Q=I had one come in the other day]

((I HAD ONE COME IN THE OTHER DAY AND SAY SHE'S BEEN LOOKING FOR MY NAME IN THE OBITUARY COLUMN...I HOPE THEY WON'T BE DOING THAT)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=be doing that]))
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While you wont' find him in the obituary column, you will find him his name listed as the 2002 Physician of year for the Medical Society of Virginia.
[ANCHOR=Jean/Joy 2 shot]

Jean, this award will be added to the numerous ones already lining his walls.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next, Roanoke officials say they will be grateful if they can avoid any trouble from fans of the Other Ones.
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Plus Michael Jackson has more legal troubles. We'll explain after the break.
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Roanoke police and Civic Center officials say they're not sure what to expect tonight ... but they say they're ready.

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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 1987;]

Authorities haven't forgotten what happened when The Grateful Dead performed in Roanoke. That was in July of 1987, and loyal Deadheads set up their own tent city in the Center parking lot. This time, the city closed off the Center's lot more than a day ahead of time .. to make sure there was no chance of a repeat.
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The group's remaining members are called "The Other Ones", and they begin their latest concert tour tonight in Roanoke. Police have already taken the unusual step of announcing there will be "zero tolerance" for any drug and alcohol violations on Civic Center property.

[Michael-Jackson]


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The King of Pop is expected to re- claim his throne today in a California courtroom.
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Singer Michael Jackson's being sued for breach of contract.
Concert promoter Marcel Avram says Jackson backed out of two Millennium concerts, costing him hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Avram is suing the singer for 21- million dollars.
Meanwhile, Jackson's attorney says it was the PROMOTER who pulled the plug on the concerts when he realized they were not going to be as profitable as he thought they would be.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was up 89. The NASDAQ has gained 30.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up in sports...some local sports stars learn why the pen is mightier than the sword,
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And Mark Martin has a chance to challenge a penalty before the final Winston Cup race this weekend.
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The Winston Cup season shifts into final gear this Sunday... Yesterday Roush Racing finally got a chance to appeal a 25- point penalty Nascar slapped on Mark Martin at Rockingham.

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[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC; ;00]

The National Stock Car Commission has scheduled a hearing on the appeal for Saturday morning in Homestead, Florida. Representatives from Roush Racing will meet with commission chairman George Silvermann and two other members from a 22-person list of commission members. Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell is on the commission, but he will not be hearing the appeal.
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For the second time in just a few weeks, tragedy has struck the local high school football community.
As the Magna Vista Warriors prepare for Friday's playoff date with Marion, the team is also dealing with the loss of tackle Trevor Cox in a car wreck Tuesday night.
Travis Wells has more from Henry County.
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[SUPER=01-Joe Beckelheimer/Magna Vista Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Duffy/Cox's Former Little League Coach; :54]
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((Joe: Good medicine for the kids. As the Magna Vista Warriors left the practice field Wednesday, they leaned on each other. Flowers sat outside the school not far from where 17 year old Trevor Cox died in a two car accident on Tuesday night. The offensive and defensive lineman had been a part of Joe Beckelheimer's program for the past three seasons.
Joe: Mike:
Beckelheimer's Warriors knocked off GW Danville in their season opener, just a week after that team went through a similar tragedy, losing running back David Fitzgerald in a drowning. Beckelheimer called Eagles Coach Everett Woods this week for advice. Woods urged his counterpart to keep everything as routine as possible, which includes playing this Friday night.
Joe:
Cox will be buried on Friday morning wearing his blue home uniform. His teammates will carry his silver road jersey to the field later that night, prior to the Marion game which is set to kickoff at 7 o'clock. In Henry County, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

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The Blacksburg Indians needed a few ball- point pens for National Signing Day yesterday...
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Blacksburg High School's been the most successful team in the area this season. The Indians are currently the only unbeaten team in the area at 23-and-0. Yesterday, two of the Indians' top players signed division- one scholarship papers. Britney Anderson, who transferred to Blacksburg from Richmond's Meadowbrook High this year is now officially headed to Virginia Tech.
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[SUPER=01-Britney Anderson/Signs with Virginia Tech; :00]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=...HAPPY WITH IT."]
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Fellow Blacksburg star Ashley Young also ended a long journey as she inked scholarship paper with Radford University.


There, she'll play for new Highlanders head coach Jeri Porter.
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[SUPER=01-Ashley Young/Signs with Radford University;:00]
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[OUT Q=...WONDERFUL LADY."]
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R-U also signed two girls from High Point, North Carolina.
Radford men's coach Byron Samuels made 6-5 Reggie McIntyre from South Carolina his first recruit.
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