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A shooting in Radford last night has left many un- answered questions.

Police say they found a man critically injured with a gunshot wound to the head.
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And two major economic figures in the Bush administration step down, at the request of the White House.
The story, coming up.
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Sunshine returns with slightly warmer weather for the weekend. I'll have you forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Disappointing employment news today-- followed by a major shakeup of the Bush administration's economic team.
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At the request of the White House, two top economic officials have announced their resignations.
Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill becomes the first Bush Cabinet member to leave.
Economic adviser Larry Lindsey also announced his intentions to step down.
Today's resignations come amid increasing concerns at the White House about the impact the country's economic problems could have on President Bush's re- election chances.
This morning the goverment reported that the jobless rate has risen to six percent, matching a nine- year high.
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[Iraq]


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Iraqi officials say they'll prove they don't have weapons of mass destruction with a document to be delivered to the U-N inspectors tomorrow.
But officials at the White House say they have solid information that Iraq DOES have these weapons.
Aleen Sirgany brings us up to date from Washington.
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(( THE DRIVE TO DISARM SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS REACHED A TURNING POINT -- AS THE U-N WAITS FOR WORD FROM IRAQI OFFICIALS. ON SATURDAY, IRAQ SAYS IT WILL GIVE A FULL ACCOUNT OF ITS WEAPONS PROGRAMS, PROVING ONCE AND FOR ALL...THEY CLAIM...THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE.
U-N SECURITY COUNCIL MEMBERS MET WITH CHIEF WEAPONS INSPECTOR HANS BLIX IN A CLOSED-DOOR BRIEFING TODAY , TO DISCUSS THE LOGISTICS OF RECEIVING IRAQ'S DECLARATION. ....A DOCUMENT THAT'S EXPECTED TO BE 13-THOUSAND PAGES LONG. EXPERTS SAY THE DISPUTE WILL BE OVER WHAT'S ABSENT FROM THE REPORT, NOT WHAT'S INCLUDED.
TERENCE TAYLOR/FORMER WEAPONS INSPECTOR - 7:20:50 "If its a complete, you know, whitewash in a sense, 'we have no weapons', and there's no new information, then I think serious trouble will arise."

(nats..bush)

PRESIDENT BUSH THIS WEEK WAGED A WAR OF WORDS AGAINST IRAQ -- DECLARING THE U-S HAS MUCH MORE THAN A HUNCH THAT IRAQ IS HARBORING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.... THE WHITE HOUSE SAID THURSDAY IT HAS A QUOTE, 'SOLID BASIS' FOR ITS ACCUSATIONS...DESPITE IRAQ'S DENIALS, AND THE FACT THAT U-N INSPECTORS HAVE REPORTEDLY COME UP EMPTY HANDED.
STANDUP - ALEEN SIRGANY/REPORTING IRAQ'S DECLARATION WILL TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS TO ANALYZE, BECAUSE EXPERTS MUST FIRST TRANSLATE IT FROM ARABIC...AND THEN CHECK IT AGAINST INFORMATION IN A MILLION-PAGE DATABASE. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON. ))

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Radford Police are investigating a shooting.
It apparently happened around eight-thirty last night in the eleven-hundred block of Grove Avenue.
Police say when they got there, they found a 49-year-old white male who had been shot in the head.
The victim was taken to Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, and he was later transferred to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He is listed in critical condition.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

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Governor Mark Warner has rolled out the first part of his legislative package for next month's General Assembly session. This portion deals with changes in V-DOT's financial practices. Warner wants lawmakers to order the agency to submit detailed financial plans for huge projects before they get approved.

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Dozens of disabled vehicles, hundreds of people stranded for up to eight hours... and not a single emergency vehicle in sight.
That's what motorists on Route 220 in Roanoke County experienced Wednesday night.
When the wreckage cleared, it was still impossible to tell what went wrong.
Marya Jones takes a look.
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(( Abandoned cars still line Route 220, where some motorists sat stranded for as many as 8 hours last night.
It may be much longer before any of them forgets the ordeal.
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((JOHN GRIESENBECK: I DIDN'T SEE ANY VDOT, I DIDN'T SEE ANY EMERGENCY VEHICLES, I DIDN'T SEE ANY POLICE. )) [RUNS:04]
John Griesenbeck was stuck in this traffic for SIX HOURS, just one mile away from his home in Roanoke County.
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(( LUCKILY, I FUELED UP. OTHERWISE, I WOULD HAVE RUN OUT OF GAS. THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO PUSHED THEIR CARS OFF TO THE SIDE AND WALKED.)) [RUNS:07]
One after another, cars and tractor-trailers slid on the snow, blocking both southbound lanes of 220 near Graham's Curve.
Griesenbeck says he knows motorists bear much of the blame, but he wishes Roanoke County authorities had done more to warn and assist them.
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(( THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE TO BLAME BUT I THOUGHT ROANOKE COUNTY LET US DOWN. ESPECIALLY AFTER I CALLED DISPATCH AND I ASKED THEM WHAT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO DO AND THEY COULDN'T GIVE ME AN ANSWER AND FINALLY HUNG UP ON ME. )) [RUNS:09]
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[SU 9:41:30 - :41] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE SAY THEY WERE STUCK IN THE TRAFFIC TOO AND HAD TO GIVE PRIORITY TO ACCIDENTS WITH INJURIES. THEY SAY THEY COULDN'T RETURN TIME AND TIME AGAIN TO RESCUE CARS THAT GOT STUCK HERE ON 220.)) [RUNS:11]
Motorists had to come up with their own ways to get things moving.
State police DON'T work that part of 220.
Franklin County says it could do little to help with Roanoke County's mess.
And VDOT says it offers assistance to stranded motorists IF and WHEN local law enforcement asks them.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESWOMAN: IT JUST ALL HAPPENED AT ONCE. IT'S VERY UNFORTUNATE. WE DON'T SEE IT VERY OFTEN. I KNOW THAT'S NO CONSOLATION TO THE PEOPLE THAT WERE OUT THERE FOR HOURS. )) [RUNS:06]
Franklin County's Sheriff says he plans to work with Roanoke County police to find a way to eliminate similar back-ups down the road.
But MOST officials are saying: Better luck next time.
Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke County.))
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Coming up on News 7 at Noon -
A North Carolina attorney accused of reckless driving wins his legal race.
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And - A Japanese man didn't want to leave his apartment for the police, so he set fire to it while he was still inside.
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An attorney from North Carolina has won a battle in his long fight against a reckless driving charge in Botetourt County.
Judge G-E Honts, the third decided yesterday that pre-trail publicity about Henry Anderson's numerous driving convictions has made it too difficult to seat an impartial jury in the county.
Anderson is charged with for allegedly driving 99 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone on U-S Route 220 in July of last year.
Anderson appealed his conviction and sentence of 19 days in jail and a 500-dollar fine.
He was supposed to go on trial today. No new date or location for the trial has been determined.

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Actress Winona Ryder heads back to court today.
She could face jail time for her grand theft and vandalism convictions.
But prosecutors have recommended community service instead.
Hattie Kauffman reports.
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(NATSOT)- WINONA CONVICTED



(TRACK) - EVEN THOUGH WINONA RYDER WAS FOUND GUILTY OF SHOPLIFTING, IT'S

UNLIKELY SHE'LL GET JAIL TIME. IN A SENTENCING MEMO, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY IS RECOMMENDING RYDER PAY TWENTY-SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FINES AND RESTITUTION, UNDERGO BOTH DRUG AND PSYCHIATRIC COUNSELING, AND PERFORM COMMUNITY SERVICE.

(SOT TRENT COPELAND)- (HOLLYWOOD ATTORNEY)- THIS WILL NOT BE A WALK IN

THE PARK FOR WINONA.// THEY'VE ASKED FOR WHAT COULD REASONABLY CONSIDERED TO BE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF COMMUNITY SERVICE, THAT'S TWO MONTHS WORTH OF HARD WORK, 8 HOURS A DAY. WITH WINONA RYDER NOT CONTROLLING THE SCOPE AND THE TERMS OF WHAT THAT COMMUNITY SERVICE MAY BE. 11051 :15

(TRACK)- THE D.A.'S MEMO ALSO REVEALS THAT AT THE TIME OF HER ARREST,

THE OSCAR-WINNING ACTRESS WAS CARRYING EIGHT DIFFERENT PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, INCLUDING: LIQUID DEMEROL, LIQUID DIAZEPAM, VICOPROFEN, VICODEN, PERCODAN, MORPHINE SULFATE AND ENDOCET.

(SOT DR. C. J. ZAREMBINSKI)- THESE DRUGS ARE USED FOR PAIN CONTROL.



(SOT HATTIE -) COULD SOMEBODY BE HIGH ON THESE DRUGS?
(SOT DR. Z-) YES, ABSOLUTELY.// IF AN INDIVIDUAL IS NOT ACCUSTOMED TO

THOSE MEDICATIONS THEN THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR HAVING SOMEONE WHO COULD BE VERY, VERY SEDATED. AND IN SOMEONE WHO IS VERY NAOVE, THERE COULD BE LETHAL CONSEQUENCES. :12

(TRACK)- ALTHOUGH SHE HAD PRESCRIPTIONS FOR A POTPOURRI OF PAINKILLERS,

RYDER USED MORE THAN ONE ALIAS WHEN OBTAINING THEM. THE PROSECUTER IS ASKING THE COURT TO ORDER HER TO USE EITHER HER REAL NAME, WINONA HOROWITZ, OR HER STAGE NAME, RYDER,WHEN FILLING PRESCRIPTIONS IN THE FUTURE.
STAND UP CLOSE- ALTHOUGH WINONA RYDER WAS SUSPECTED OF SHOPLIFTING IN THREE PRIOR INCIDENTS, THE JURY NEVER HEARD THAT EVIDENCE. AND WITH NO PRIOR CONVICTIONS, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY IS RECOMMENDING PROBATION. HATTIE KAUFFMAN, CBS NEWS, BEVERLY HILLS. ))

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A bomb exploded at a McDonalds restaurant in Indonesia last night,
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as Muslim patrons gathered there to celebrate the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
The blast killed three people and seriously injured 11 others.
Another bombing caused damage at a nearby car showroom, but no one was killed in that explosion.
The blasts follow the October 12th bombing at a Bali nightclub that killed nearly 200 people.
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Authorities are transferring the main suspect of that bombing, Imam Samudra out of the capital city of Jakarta to Bali for further questioning.
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T-V cameras in Japan have captured the dramatic rescue of an apparent arsonist.
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The man set fire to his own apartment after police arrived and asked him to leave.
They'd received a call from the man's girlfriend, claiming that he had stabbed her.
The woman was immediately rescued and taken to a hospital for treatment.
But the man waited inside the apartment for more than half- an- hour before stepping out onto his balcony, where authorities managed to rescue him.
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Coming up on the newscast, we'll see some things you should consider before buying a piece of the rock for Christmas,
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Plus we'll see some athletes who use sports to help them get through the daily rat race.
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They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, but they're not always so friendly to one's WALLET.
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The most important thing is knowing what to look for while buying that special holiday gift.
Sally Morrison is the director of the Diamond Information Center.
She joins us now with some helpful diamond shopping advice.
Good Afternoon, Sally.
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(There have been reports recently about people getting ripped off while buying gold jewelry-- What should people look f

or while buying diamonds to make sure that they get what they pay for?)

(What are some of the trends in diamond jewelry this year? What are celebrities wearing?)



(How can the average person buy stunning diamonds like this without breaking their budget?)



(What can you do to safely clean your jewelry?)



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Thanks for joining us today, Sally.

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You have to be a real RAT to win this Olympic competition--
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The 28th annual Rat Olympic games are under way at Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Psychology students teach rodents how to lift weights, walk tight ropes, and CLIMB ropes, among other challenges.
It's all a part of a class experiment, in which students teach the rats by using positive reinforcement methods.
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((ERICK HJERMSTAD/STUDENT:FIRST WE HAVE TO TRAIN THEM TO LEARN WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE EATING FOR FOOD. A LOT OF IT IS POSITIVE REINFORCEMENTGIVING THEM A LOT OF FOODTRAINING THEM WHEN TO EAT AND THAT REALLY GETS THEM GOING. ))
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Winners from the competition received gold, silver and bronze medals--
As for the rats, they're probably rewarded with some extra cheese.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP four points. The NASDAQ has picked up 7.

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Still to come on the newscast, a former star on the Atlanta Braves signs with an arch rival.
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Plus Steve Mason catches up with former local basketball standout J-J Redick.
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J.J. Redick's storybook freshman season continues to make national waves on the college basketball scene.
He's Duke's leading scorer, and one of Coach K's developing leaders on the court.
Steve Mason has more on the former Cave Spring star.
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((J.J. Redick is averaging 17.3 points a game, the next closest Duke scorer is ACC pre season player of the year selection Chris Duhon who is rattling off five fewer points a contest. Duhon has also been designated the Blue Devils floor general but Redick has also assumed a major leadership role. ((:)) All of the jobs that go with being a team leader come easily for Redick, but off the floor, J.J. took steps before his arrival and during the early part of this season to go unnoticed at Duke. ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
But the close shave look would soon return thanks to some inspiration from his past. ((:))
Through four battles, the warrior is second on the team in steals with seven and is shooting 42 percent from three point land ((:)) ((:))
Redick and his third ranked Blue Devils next take on Michigan Saturday in Durham. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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Finally today, he starred with the Braves for 16 years, now Tom Glavine is heading to a division rival.
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Glavine has agreed to a 3 year deal worth about 35 million dollars to play for the Mets. The 36 year old lefty had 5-twenty win seasons with the Braves and won 2 Cy Young awards.
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