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An accident on Interstate 581- southbound slows down lunch hour traffic.
A live report is coming up next.
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And the President warns leaders at the NATO summit that Iraq poses a "unique and urgent" threat.
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Dense morning fog leads to a sunny afternoon....but will the sunny weather last...I'll have your forecast...
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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A wreck involving a tractor trailer has brought traffic to a standstill on one of Roanoke's main highways.
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[581-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=02-46 23:20]
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At this hour an accident is blocking all three southbound lanes of Interstate 5-81. The wreck happened between 10:30 and 11:00.
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Rachel Cannon is at the scene and joins us with more. Rachel, was anyone injured?
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[NATO-Iraq]


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[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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The President is in Europe for a NATO summit, and he's taking every opportunity to round up what he calls "a coalition of the willing" to take on Iraq.
Aleen Sirgany brings us up to date from Washington.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Prague, Czech Republic;]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]
[SUPER=01-Hans Blix/Chief U. N. Weapons Inspector;]
[SUPER=01-Mohamed El Baradei/U. N. Nuclear Control Chief;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.]

((

TRYING TO RALLY INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT, PRESIDENT BUSH TOLD NATO ALLIES IN PRAGUE TODAY HE WOULD ASK FOR THEIR HELP IN GOING AFTER SADDAM HUSSEIN... IF THE IRAQI LEADER DOESNT GIVE UP WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
(SOT)BUSH

There is universal recognition saddam is threat to world piece. There's clear understanding he must disarm in the name of world piece
IN BAGDAD...UN WEAPONS INSPECTORS ARE CONFIDENT THEIR FIRST FEW DAYS THERE HAVE GONE SMOOTHLY.


(SOT)HANS BLIX/CHIEF UN WEAPONS INSPECTOR

We have set in motion new equip, and have reopened relations with gov.
IT APPEARS, SO FAR IRAQ IS AGREEING TO SEARCHES ANYWHERE AT ANYTIME. THAT INCLUDES THE RIGHT TO MAKE SURPRISE CHECKS ON SO-CALLED "SPECIAL SITES"...INCLUDING PRESIDENTIAL PALACES. BUT UNTIL THE ACTUAL WORK STARTS, THERE'S CONCERN IRAQ COULD BE ALL TALK.

(SOT) Mohamed ElBaradei/U-N's nuclear control chief: 10:12:10 We hope

their commitment will translate on the ground into real cooperation

(STANDUP)

DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD SAYS IRAQ ALREADY ISN'T COOPERATING...BY ATTACKING U-S AND BRITISH PLANES PATROLLING THE NO-FLY ZONE. AND HE SAYS THE U-S WILL RESPOND...EVEN IF THE U-N WONT. AS, CBS NEWS, WASH. ))

[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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More Palestinian outcry today--
They say Israeli troops shot and killed a 15- year- old boy.
The army says the teen threw a firebomb at the troops.
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The shooting comes one day after clashes claimed five Palestinian lives in the West Bank town of (TUL- kah- rem) Tulkarem.
Israeli forces had raided the town in a hunt for militants.
The clashes erupted yesterday as troops stormed the home of an alleged militant leader, killing him as he tried to flee.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I am sorry to say]

((YASSER ARAFAT/PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT: I AM SORRY TO SAY THAT THIS NEW MASSACRE IS CONTINUING DAY BY NIGHTS IN ALL OUR CITIES AND TOWNS .))
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[OUT Q=cities and towns]
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Arafat calls the violence a ``new crime'' in the ongoing Israeli campaign.
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[Social-Services]


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The grim budget picture in Richmond is raising more concern among non- profit groups in the Roanoke Valley.
Today, they urged state lawmakers to preserve funding for important programs... and raise taxes if necessary.
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This morning, House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith and State Senator John Edwards took part in a legislative forum organized by the Council of Comunity Services.
Speakers argued that budget cuts to important social services will carry a heavy cost.
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[IN Q=Our most fragile citizens]

((PAULA PRINCE/COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY SERVICES: OUR MOST FRAGILE CITIZENS ARE THOSE THAT ARE MOST LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED BY THESE BUDGET CUTS, SMALL CHILDREN, THE ELDERLY THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN DIRE NEED OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, AND ITS VERY IMPORTANT THAT OUR LEGISLATORS UNDERSTAND THAT CUTS ARE GOING TO COST US A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY IN THE LONG RUN.))

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[OUT Q=great deal of money in the long run.]
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Speakers encouraged lawmakers to consider raising new revenues... One proposal would increase the state tax on tobacco.

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Two people were able to escape injury last night after their car got stuck on a railroad crossing in Montgomery County.
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A Norfolk Southern train hit the car.
The driver and passenger got out in time.
The vehicle got stuck on the Blankenship Road crossing near Shawsville Middle School.
Neighbors say it's a dangerous crossing and this isn't the first time a car's gotten lodged on the tracks.
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[Indiana-University]


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Several sorority houses were empty near the Indiana University campus in Bloomington this morning---
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The sororities were forced to evacuate as a precaution after a truck loaded with hazardous materials over- turned near the school's campus.
One person was killed in the accident.
Authorities say the truck was carrying ammonia nitrate blasting caps and liquid oxygen.
None of the cargo is reported to have spilled.
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A man accused of killing an abortion doctor reportedly confesses to the crime. We'll have the details after this break.
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Plus we will see how technology is helping older women have babies...and we'll hear from someone who questions if it should.
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[Abortion-Doctor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The man accused of killing an abortion doctor in Buffalo, New York has reportedly confessed to the murder.
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James Kopp told the "Buffalo News" that he fired the shot that killed Doctor Barnett Slepian in October of 19-98.
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The anti- abortion activist claims he only intended to wound Slepian, NOT to kill him.
Kopp says he's confessing so his supporters will know the truth about his actions and his reasons.
He's pleaded innocent to charges of second-degree murder and interfering with the right to an abortion.
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Kopp's defense in his February murder trial is expected to be based on his confession and his anti-abortion views.



[Older-Moms]


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[WRITER=kmc]
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It's not that unusual anymore for women to wait until they're in their the 30s and 40s to start a family.
But now women over 50 are joining in the baby boom.
Hattie Kauffman has a look at how science is helping older women get pregnant.
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[SUPER=01-Judy/Older Mom; :16]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Arthur Wisot/"Reproductive Partners"; :48]
[SUPER=01-Hattie Kauffman/CBS News; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Carole Lieber-Wilkins/Family Therapist; 2:20]
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( TRACK 1) JUDY GETS ASKED OFTEN ENOUGH.. ARE YOU THEIR GRANDMOTHER ?

THE ANSWER IS NO. SHE'S THE MOM.. 55 YEARS OLD AND THE PROUD MOTHER OF TWO AND A HALF YEAR OLD TWINS.. MILO AND JULES.

(SOT ) this was our last hurrah.. this was our last chance. if it

didn't work this time, it was all over for having our own children."

(TRACK 2) HER LAST HURRAH WAS A COMPLEX MEDICAL PROCEDURE INVOLVING

DONOR EMBRYOS.. EMBRYOS LEFT OVER FROM ANOTHER FAMILY'S SUCCESSFUL IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION.

SOT " I went on the internet and was able to find several parties

who were interested in having other families have their left over embryos turned into children."

( TRACK 3) DR. ARTHUR WISOT IMPLANTED FOUR OF THE DONOR EMBRYOS IN

JUDY.. SHE BECAME PREGNANT WITH TWINS..

( SOT Wisot) the thought of what happened to Judy would not even have

been a thought ten or fifteen years agol. ( EDIT) to have the technology to take someone who is no longer producing her own eggs and be able to have her become pregnant and carry a baby and have a healthy baby is a remarkable feat.

( ON CAM-) JUDY IS PART OF A GROWING TREND.. POST MENOPAUSAL WOMEN

HAVING BABIES USING DONOR EGGS. A NEW STUDY BY THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION FOUND THERES NO MEDICAL REASON TO PREVENT WOMEN IN THEIR 50S.. FROM DOING JUST WHAT JUDY DID.

( GRAPHIC) THE STUDY FOLLOWED 77 PREGNANT WOMEN IN THEIR 50S. . AND

FOUND
- NO INFANT OR MOTHER DEATHS
- NO SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS IN THE BABIES
- BUT HIGHER RATES OF GESTATIONAL DIABETES AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IN THE MOTHERS.
( TRACK) DOCTORS SAY THE STUDY MAY FORCE THEM TO RETHINK THEIR AGE POLICY

(WISOT) " Our policy started out years ago,, when we first started

doing egg donation of a woman of 45.. then it went up to 50.. then it inched up to 52. now we're going to have to consider moving it up to 55.. but the real question is what is the limit and thats not really a medical question it's a question for society.

SOT- JUDY just as older men have always become fathers and thers no

stigma to that and I dont think women need to be stigmatized in any way for that. it's a wonderful thing to do . it's a gift of love.

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( TRACK 4 ) AND WHILE JUDY SAYS SHE HAS NO TROUBLE KEEPING UP WITH HER

TWINS.. THERE ARE ISSUES UNIQUE TO OLDER MOMS.

( SOT CAROLE LEIBER WILKINS- THERAPIST) ' they are worried about not

being around to see their children grow up.. etc etc etc..

SOT DR- WISOT it mean we can do it.. it doesn't necessarily mean we

should do it.. you know the old commerical it's not nice to fool mother nature.. we do it but you don't want to do it too much."

( TRACK) STILL.. MANY OLDER MOMS THINK THE KIDS MAKE THEM FEEL YOUNG

AGAIN,, AND W'ERE LIKELY TO SEE MORE WOMEN IN THEIR 50S IN THE DELIVERY ROOM. HATTIE KAUFFMAN CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

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Obesity is the number one risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. That's why losing weight and eating healthy can make a difference in reducing your risk or managing the disease. As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us, it's a growing epidemic.
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[IN Q=Inside Kitty Landis']
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Inside Kitty Landis' refrigerator you'll find lots of fruits and vegetables. But she didn't always eat this way. She didn't start until she found out she had diabetes, and would need to go on medication.
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[SOT 23:52:50]
[IN Q=I said no let's talk about this]

((I SAID NO. LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS. WHAT CAN I DO WITHOUT PILLS. AND SHE TOLD ME IF I LOST WEIGHT EXERCISED AND CHANGED MY DIET I COULD DO IT ON MY OWN)) [RUNS13]
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So she did and in the process she's lost 35 pounds --and has kept her blood glucose level in the normal range.
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[IN Q=Being overweight is a big factor]

((BEING OVERWEIGHT IS A BIG FACTOR IN INSULIN RESISTANCE)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=is a big factor in insulin resistance]


Carilion Diabetes Educator Flora Cantor says too much fat prevents the body from using insulin effectively.
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[SOT23:01:04]
[IN Q=If the insulin is trying]

((IF THE INSULIN IS TRYING TO GET TO THE MUSCLE DOORS TO STORE THE SUGAR, FOOD, BUT IT CAN'T GET THERE BECAUSE OF THE BLOCKED FAT, FAT BLOCKS IT)) [RUNS12]
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That's why Landis has cut a lot of the fat, sugar, and carbohydrates out of her diet. And for now she's been able to get by without medication.
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[SOT23:57:35]
[IN Q=the time may come]

((THE TIME MAY COME WHEN I MAY HAVE TO TAKE IT. I WILL DO WHAT MY DOCTOR SAYS. BUT I PREFER TO NOT TAKE MEDICATION)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=to not take medication] ))


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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we will see how a rare breed of cat is getting a new home.
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[Rare-Cats]


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They look like a cross between a leopard and a cat--
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However you describe them, these felines are un-usual.
The two cats are "Serval Cubs," which are one of the most distinctive African cats with their long legs and narrow heads.
(Todd- ee) Tadi and Mondo are both males, born about three months ago.
They'll eventually weigh about 25 pounds when they grow up.
The pair's on display in the nursery at the Denver Zoo, until they're big enough to be put into their new habitat.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 85 points. The NASDAQ has gained 30.

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Coming up next on the newscast, we will have an update on the accident on Interstate 5-81,
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Plus Steve Mason will tell us why the U-V-A men's basketball team is stressing teamwork on AND off the court.
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As we told you earlier, an accident this morning had traffic blocked on Interstate 5-81 in Roanoke.
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Rachel Cannon joins us again with an update. Rachel, how are things there now?
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[12-Cavs]


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[WRITER=sma]
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The Virginia men's basketball team opens the season this Friday night. Steve Mason tells us that unlike last year - this season's team members actually like each other.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jason Clark/UVa Sophomore Forward; :09]
[SUPER=04-Last Season; :17]
[SUPER=01-Travis Watson/UVa All-American Candidate; :38]
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((Four starters are gone and, hopefully, the bad chemistry and dissension within the team left with them. ((:)) Travis Watson is the only returning starter. UVa is pushing him as an All-American Candidate. The second team All ACC selection led the conference in rebounding last season and averaged 14.1 points a game. The senior can now look to some tough help from transfer Nick Vander Laan and a stronger Elton Brown. ((:)) ((:))
Gillen has been blunt about players that need to step up their offensive game. And he seems to have started with point guard Keith Jennifer who averaged 4 points a game last season. ((:))
The Cavaliers feel the scoring will come, thanks to the team chemistry they established I the off season. ((:))
Friday night's game against Long Island tips off at 7:30, Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

[S-WVU]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=mst]
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More than 65 thousand spectators and a national TV audience will be checking out tonight's Tech - West Virginia game.
The Hokies became Air-Beamer in the Syracuse setback, but West Virginia isn't looking for an air show tonight.
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