U-N weapons inspectors have arrived in Iraq-- but they won't begin their work until next week.
And a weekend ice storm leaves thousands of New England residents in the dark-- and they could stay that way for the next couple of days.
After a wet weekend the sunshine returns as the wind diminishes....What does your work week forecast hold....I'll let you know in your 7 day planner....
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
After a four year absence, a United Nations team is back on Iraqi soil.
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U-N inspectors have arrived in Iraq to resume the search for chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest from Washington.
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[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq/File Tape;]
[SUPER=01-Hans Blix/Chief U. N. Weapons Inspector;]
[SUPER=01-Kofi Annan/U. N. Secretary General;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.]
IN WHAT COULD DETERMINE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WAR AND PEACE,AN ADVANCED
TEAM OF U.N WEAPONS INSPECTORS ARE BACK IN IRAQ FOR THE FIRST TIME IN
(SOT)HANS BLIX/CHIEF U.N WEAPONS INSPECTOR
"let me tell you that we have come here for one single reason, and that
because the world wants to have assurances that there are no weapons of
destruction in Iraq."
CHIEF U.N INSPECTOR HANS BLIX AND HIS TEAM AREN'T ACTUALLY DOING ANY
WEAPONS INSPECTIONS YET. FIRST, THE GROUP PLANS TO RE-OPEN THE BAGHDAD
OFFICES THAT INSPECTORS ABANDONED IN 1998 AND SET UP SECURE PHONE LINES.
" inspection that is credible is the only thing that is in the interests
of Iraq and in the interests of the world."
BUT THERE IS ALREADY DISPUTE OVER HOW MUCH LEEWAY TO GIVE IRAQ IN THE
INSPECTION PROCESS. U-N OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A PATTERN
OF NON-COOPERATION BEFORE REPORTING IT TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL.
THE WHITE HOUSE INSISTS ON ZERO TOLERANCE. A MESSAGED ECHOED BY . U.N
SECRETARY GENERAL KOFI ANNAN SPEAKING FROM BOSNIA TODAY.
(SOT)KOFI ANNAN/U.N SECRETARY GENERAL
I urge President Saddam Hussein to comply fully for the sake of his
people, for the sake of the region, and for the sake of world order."
ANOTHER TEAM OF INSPECTORS ARE SET TO ARRIVE IN IRAQ NEXT WEEK.FULL
INSPECTIONS ARE SET TO BE UNDERWAY BY DECEMBER. IRAQ HAS UNTIL DECEMBER
THE EIGHT TO PROVIDE CONVINCING EVIDENC THAT ALL WEAPONS OF MASS
DESTRUCTION HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED.
A U-S official says intelligence has determined that an audio tape of Osama bin Laden which was
broadcast last week is real.
The official says it appears the tape was recently recorded, and
doesn't appear to have been altered or edited.
There are many questions surrounding an incident yesterday aboard an Israeli jetliner.
Israeli officials say an Arab-Israeli man accused of trying to hijack an El Al flight bound for Turkey was not armed with a knife when he allegedly attacked a flight attendant.
There were earlier allegations that he had tried to take over the plane, and attempted to break into the cockpit.
Undercover security guards overpowered the man and the plane landed safely.
Turkish news reports say the suspect told officials he was trying to ``create fear'' to protest Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.
Three men arrested on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack on London's underground rail network are being held without bail.
The three North African men were arrested last week on terror- related charges.
They reportedly also had fake identification papers.
British news reports have alleged the three were planning a poison gas attack on the London subway, but the government played down those reports.
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[IN Q=If we reacted]
((TONY BLAIR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER:IF WE REACTED ON EVERY PIECE OF RAW INTELLIGENCE IN A WAY THAT
SOME WERE SUGGESTING AFTER BALI WE WOULD HAVE IN MY TIME AS PRIME MINISTER, ON
MANY OCCASIONS SHUT DOWN ROADS, RAILWAYS, AIRPORTS, STATIONS, SHOPPING
CENTRES, MILITARY INSTALLATIONS ANYWHERE."
[SUPER=01-Tony Blair/British Prime Minister;]
[OUT Q=installations anywhere.]
The judge has scheduled another court appearance for the men next month.
The body of a murderer executed last week in Virginia has arrived at his home in Pakistan.
Mir Aimal Kasi's (KAH'-zeez) body arrived today amid hundreds of people chanting ``Death to America.''
Kasi was executed Thursday night for killing two C-I-A workers outside the agency's headquarters in 1993.
A banner strung in front of the airport said ``We are proud of you Aimal.''
Mourners threw flower petals on the street as a car carrying Kasi's remains left the airport.
Black flags fluttered atop some shops, and at his family home.
Kasi's funeral will be on Thursday in Quetta's main sports stadium, because so many people are expected to attend.
Utility workers are struggling to get the lights back on for tens of thousands of residents in New England.
A nor' easter hit this weekend with a dangerous mixture of snow and rain-- coating the region with ice.
Up to a half inch of ice accumulated in the northern and western sections of Connecticut.
The storm caused a number downed trees.
Officials say it may take until Wednesday to get all of the electricity back on there.
Meanwhile, continuing windy weather could cause more tree limbs to fall on power lines, extending the outage.
Kroger is helping a local food bank put a balanced meal on the table this holiday season.
The Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank welcomed one hundred thousand pounds of produce from the grocery giant this morning.
The donation included a full truckload of potatoes and a variety of mixed fruits and veggies.
The Food Bank will now distribute the produce throughout the holiday season.
This is the fourth year that Kroger's given such a gift.
Last year, the Food Bank distributed close to 10-million pounds of food to almost six hundred thousand people.
A new study says the Star City's homeless problem may be growing.
The Roanoke Valley Task Force on Homelessness says the valley's typical homeless person is a 42-year-old white male.
The person also calls Roanoke home, smokes, doesn't have a car, and eats three meals a day in shelters.
While these results are similar to those from a 2000 survey, Roanoke's human services coordinator says the need appears to have increased this fall.
The Star City's main library will cut its hours starting the first of the year.
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Starting Januaruy first, the library on Jefferson Street in downtown Roanoke will close on Sundays and shorten its Wednesday hours to 10 to 6.
Currently, the library's open from 9 to 9 on Wednesdays.
The changes are in response to a nearly 3-million dollar decrease in state aid to public libraries.
The Roanoke Library Board says it regrets the reduction in funding "but must share in the solution of a problem that affects us all."
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Coming up next on the newscast, a new book paints a picture of a divided Presidential Cabinet.
Plus we will see what happens when a driver's attempt to elude police ends badly.
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A dramatic end to an early- morning police chase in Los Angeles.
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The incident was caught on tape--
Police spotted a car driving through Hollywood without its lights on.
The nine- minute pursuit ended when the car hit the tree at full speed, and the tree split in half.
The suspect was pinned inside his vehicle.
About a dozen officers had to pull him out.
Firefighters were also on the scene after the car caught fire.
Once he was pulled out, the driver was handcuffed and put into an ambulance.
A new book is presenting a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Bush White House.
And we can see there has been dissention in the ranks as the President went down the path toward war... first with Osama Bin Laden, and now with Saddam Hussein.
John Roberts has more.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Woodward/Writer; :50]
[SUPER=01-John Roberts/CBS News; 2:05]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS ]
((Despite outward appearances of a White House that is on message -
speaking with one voice - investigative reporter Bob Woodward reveals a
White House deeply divided along operational if not ideological lines.
Woodward was given extraordinary access - drawing on more than four
hours of interviews with the president.. as well as White House and
National Security Council meetings for his new book.. "Bush at War".
What emerges is an internal battle... Vice President Dick Cheney and
Defense Secretary Donald Rumfeld poised to attack Saddam
unilaterally....Secretary of State Colin Powell urging an international
approach with a first eye toward diplomacy.
In an interview with 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace... Woodward
says Powell was frequently frustrated at being reined in - and having
his views kept out of the media spotlight.
Powell would privately tell his deputy, Richard Armitage, that 'I'm in
the refrigerator, I'm in the ice box. They've got me put away and
they'll pull me out like a carton of milk when they need me and then put
me back.Often they called on Powell to carry out their message, but
sometimes, into the refrigerator he went.
(Wallace ?) For political reasons or because it would have offended, or
been at odds with Rumsfeld and Cheney?
(Woodward) Yes, to all of the above.
For the moment, Powell is once again out of 'the icebox'... having
successfully brokered the unanimously approved UN resolution...
demanding that Iraq let the weapons inspectors back in.
Woodward also paints a picture of a tough and stubborn President Bush.
When officials feared late last year that a radioactive dirty bomb might
be within range of the White House... Woodward reports... the president
refused to leave.))
Members of a local church finally had ther opportunity to say goodbye to the Priest who left them them during the summer.
Father Randy Rule led his last church service at Saint Andrews Church in Roanoke yesterday morning.
Though cleared of recent allegations of sexual misconduct involving a high school seminary student 26 years ago, the Diocese of Richmond has re-assigned Rule to a parish in Richmond.
The move is a sad one for the minister - he says he will not be a stranger to the parish he has called home for more than nine years.
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[SOT (last bite in pkg)]
[IN Q=I was already]
[SUPER=01-Father Steven "Randy" Rule/Former Pastor of St. Andrews Church; ]
((I WAS ALREADY MISSING IT BEFORE. I WAS GOING TO BE GOING, I KNEW THAT, SO I WAS ALREADY SAD. BUT, I'LL BE BACK TO VISIT, WHICH IS TERRIFIC.))
[OUT Q=is terrific]
The farewell ceremony was the first time parishioners had seen the pastor since his suspension in August.
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[IN Q=i'M JUST SO SAD]
[SUPER=01-Christina Stocker/Parishoner; ]
[SUPER=01-David Stocker/Parishoner; :06]
((CHRISTINA STOCKER: I'M JUST SO SAD TO SEE HIM GO AND JUST TRYING TO BLOCK OUT WHAT HAPPENED IN BETWEEN))
[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
((DAVID STOCKER: IT'S BEEN TOUGH TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH HIM BECAUSE OF THE WAY THE SITUATION WAS, AND SO LAST NIGHT WAS THE FIRST NIGHT WE SAW HIM SINCE THIS ALL CAME ABOUT...IT WAS JUST A WONDERFUL TIME. GAVE HIM A BIG HUG, THAT'S A HUG I'VE BEEN WAITING TO GIVE HIM FOR A LONG, LONG TIME))
[OUT Q=long, long time]
Before the ceremony was over, Rule also led a prayer dedication to the church Youth Memorial Garden he inspired.
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Still to come on the newscast,
former football great Deion Sanders gets a tough new assignment as he tries to find out Victoria's Secret.
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[COMM BREAK #2]
Victoria's Secret took over New York City last week--
And C-B-S's Deion Sanders had the fun assignment of going behind- the- scenes at their holiday fashion show.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Fernanda Tavares/Victoria's Secret Model; :14]
[SUPER=01-Naomi Campbell/Victoria's Secret Model; :29]
[SUPER=01-Ana Beatriz/Victoria's Secret Model; :51]
[SUPER=01-Deion Sanders/Reporting; :57]
[SUPER=01-Bridget Hall/Victoria's Secret Model; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Oluchi Onweagba/Victoria's Secret Model; 1:33]
[SUPER=01-Liya Kabede/Victoria's Secret Model; 1:41]
[OUT Q=before I get in trouble..laughs]
TRACK: WHILE SUPERMODELS GISELE BUNDCHEN AND CARMEN KASS WERE BUSY PUTTING ON THEIR OWN MAKEUP, I SPOKE TO SOME OF THE OTHERS AS THEY HAD THE PROFESSIONALS DO IT
"How much work does it take backstage?"
"How much work? I've been here since 1:30 and now I'm getting my hair finished, so it's quite a lot of work, you know hair, makeup"
"How are you Miss Campbell?"
"I'm alright. How are you?"
"Are you excited?"
"In this particular show you have nothing to hide behind, you are showing, showing, you know what I mean?"
"You're showing your birthday suit"
"Basicly and your showing yourself with all sincerity and honesty and truth"
"First of all, I feel insecure (gets on tippy toes). Now I feel much better."
"I got heels going on here, baby"
"Can you take them off"
"If you could talk and say something while you were walking down that runway, what would you say?
"Look at me, look how good I look"
I KNOW IT SEEMS AS IF I'M A KID IN A CANDY STORE BACKSTAGE...BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE VICTORIAS SECRET MODELS, OH MY GOD, BUT HOLD ON, I'M NO FOOL. I BROUGHT ALONG A LOVELY PERSONAL ASSISTANT, THAT'S DOUBLING AS MY WIFE, CAUSE I HAVE A HAPPY HOME AND I'M GONNA KEEP IT HAPPY
"Are you excited?"
"I am excited, yeah. It's like another day"
"Being hot, being sexy is always fun"
"What about this part, you get a manicure, pedicure, get your hair done"
"I know, you get your hair done, you get beautiful robes, manicure, pedicure...it's great."
"You could live like this, huh?"
"I know I love it"
"You don't mind people seeing you with the rollers"
"I do, but what are you gonna do?"
"Because they're gonna see the finished product soon"
"And they'll forget this"
STANDUP (DEION WITH HIS WIFE)
WE'VE TAKEN YOU BACKSTAGE, NOW IT'S TIME FOR THE SHOW. ARE YOU READY?...I'M READY...(Deion puts on sunglasses) I BETTER PUT THESE ON BEFORE I GET IN TROUBLE (laughs)
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 56 points. The NASDAQ has dropped seven.
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Still to come on sports, several of the N-F-L's best quarterbacks go down to injury.
Plus, after a long and winding road, controversial NASCAR driver Tony Stewart wins his first Winston Cup championship.
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[COMM BREAK #3]
After the season opening Daytona 500, Tony Stewart was 43rd in the Winston Cup points race.
He was up to 7th by the midpoint of the season, and yesterday, he finished at the top.
[SUPER=03-Homestead, FL/NBC Sports; :00]
Stewart needed to finish 22nd or better, regardless of Mark Martin's finish to wrap up the title.
Jimmy Spencer will be out of the Target ride next season, so why not tear up some more equipment in your last race behind the wheel?
Spencer catches fire and that's a little too much excitement for the guy known as Mr. Excitement.
Kurt Busch got past Ryan Newman with 11 laps to go and took the checkered flag in the Ford 400.
It was his 4th win of the season.
As for Stewart, he finished 18th and Martin came home 4th.
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[SUPER=01-Kurt Busch/4th Win of the Season; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Stewart/First Winston Cup Title; :10]
[OUT Q=all doing this together."]
[go to chyron]
[go to motion]
[SUPER=0106-1. Kurt Busch//2. Joe Nemechek//3. Jeff Burton//4. Mark Martin//5. Jeff Gordon//;]
[SUPER=0106-6. Ryan Newman//7. Bill Elliott//8. Jimmie Johnson//9. Elliott Sadler//10. Bobby Hamilton//;]
[SUPER=0106-11. Mike Wallace//12. Ward Burton//13. Johnny Benson//14. Rusty Wallace//15. Dale Jarrett//;]
[SUPER=0106-16. Ted Musgrave//17. Steve Park//18. Tony Stewart//19. Ricky Rudd//20. Kevin Harvick//;]
[SUPER=0106-21. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//22. Jamie McMurray//23. Kenny Wallace//24. Ricky Craven//25. Greg Biffle//;]
In football, it was a night of big wins AND qurterback injuries.
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/Bengals vs. Browns; ;00]
Former Hokie Andre Davis continued his stellar rookie campaign in Cleveland by hauling in his 6th Touchdown of the year, as the Browns knock off the Bengals, 27 to 20.
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Fox Sports; :]
In Philly, the Eagles' Donovan McNabb broke his ankle on the third play of the game, but stayed in against the Cards.
He had the game of his life, throwing for 255 yards and four touchdowns.
The Eagles beat Arizona 38 to 14, but they may have lost McNabb for the final 6 games of the regular season.
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And another quarterback who may not be playing next week is the Steelers' Tommy Maddox.
Maddox was rocked by the Titans' Keith Bullock in a 31-23 loss, and couldn't move his arms or legs for about 15 minutes.
He left the field on a stretcher and spent the night in a hospital.
Maddox is awake and alert, and now has sensation in his extremities.
FINAL LOOK AT THE WEATHER
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