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Freezing rain leaves its mark on parts of central and western Virginia... coating roads and downing power lines.


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And the U-S says Yemen broke a promise by buying missiles from North Korea.
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The rain and freezing rain has exited much of the region. We're left with cloudy skies and cold temperatures for the remainder of this Wednesday. A warm up is on the way. I'll have the details coming up.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...


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A ship carrying a dozen missiles is seized on its way to Yemen.
Now, U-S officials say the country has violated a promise.
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Pentagon officials say Yemen recently promised not to buy missiles from North Korea.
But it appears the U-S may have no choice but to release the missiles back to the country.
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The Spanish Navy seized a ship from North Korea that contained about a dozen Scud missiles yesterday.
Pentagon officials say it was destined for Yemen's army.
Yemeni officials recently promised NOT to buy any more missile parts from North Korea.
The U-S imposed sanctions against a North Korean company the last time.
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((Sen. Bob Graham: It concerns me because the war on terror has been so focused on Afghanistan that we have not moved out and used our capabilities against Al Qaeda operations in other places around the world, with Yemen and Southeast Asia being maybe the next two targets.))
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Officials in Yemen say the equipment was planned for "defensive purposes" and that it will try to get the ship and its contents released.
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[Iraq]


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The U-N chief weapons inspector says his team hopes to complete its review of Iraq's weapons report this week.
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A team of inspectors headed to a new site this morning -- a factory named as a location where weapons were made in Iraq's declaration to the U-N.
The U-S and four other permanent U-N security council members are wading through the 12-thousand page report.
Inspectors hope to review it and present their findings to the full Security Council next week.
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If Iraq -- or anyone else -- tries a chemical or biological weapons attack, the response from the U-S could include nuclear weapons.
That option is being spelled out in a message from the White House today.
Teri Okita has more.
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((TRACK: THE MESSAGE IS LOUD AND CLEAR. THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION SAYS THE U-S RESERVES THE RIGHT TO USE OVERWHELMING FORCE, INCLUDING NUCLEAR, IF OTHER NATIONS OR TERRORIST GROUPS ATTACK WITH CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS.
TRACK: (GRAPHIC) IN A SIX-PAGE POLICY STATEMENT SENT TO CONGRESS, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS: "THE U-S NUCLEAR POSTURE ALSO CONTRIBUTES SUBSTANTIALLY TO THE ABILITY TO DETER AGGRESSION AGAINST THE UNITED STATES, ITS FORCES ABROAD, AND ITS ALLIES AND FRIENDS."
TRACK: (GRAPHIC) THE POLICY CONTAINS THREE COMPONENTS: COUNTER-PROLIFERATION OR DETERRENCE TO PREVENT ATTACKS OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. NON-PROLIFERATION...THE USE OF TREATIES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF WEAPONS. AND CONSEQUENCE MANAGEMENT THE WILLINGNESS OF THE U-S TO USE OVERWHELMING FORCE TO RESPOND.
TRACK: ITS NO COINCIDENCE THE POLICY IS UNVEILED AS THE THREAT OF WAR WITH IRAQ LOOMS. THE MUSCLE-FLEXING IS DESIGNED TO SHOW SADDAM HUSSEIN THAT THE WHITE HOUSE MEANS BUSINESS AND WANTS HIM TO DISARM.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

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Freezing rain left its mark on parts of central and western Virginia overnight.
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The second storm in a week moved in overnight, coating roads, trees and power lines with some ice.
The National Weather Service says about a quarter of an inch of ice accumulated in parts of Amherst, Appomattox. Bedford and Campbell Counties. Hillsville also got some.
The storm has caused even more problems in the Shenandoah Valley.
State police reported several accidents on Interstate 81 from Augusta County to Winchester.
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Major interstates in western Virginia may have some slick spots, but are generally in good shape.

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Roanoke City Police are asking for help solving two murder investigations.
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Police are still actively searching for 31 year old Askia Shabazz, formerly known as Jermaine Donel Poindexter on murder and arson charges.
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Alice Jackson and her two sons were found dead following a fire at their home on 18th Street in May. Shabazz is believed to have fled Virginia, and police are working with the United States Marshals Office and America's Most Wanted about the case.
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Also, police are asking for help in solving the death of a motel owner. Betty Desai was shot to death in a robbery attempt at the Park Inn International on Melrose Avenue in January of 2-thousand.
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Anyone with information about these murders can call Roanoke City Police, or Crimeline at 344-8500.
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[Drugs-Bust]


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A drug bust in Giles County leads to the arrest of one man.
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Police raided the home of Curtis Morgan around six this morning, at the Longview Mobile Home Park.
Officers say they found several thousand dollars worth of drugs and cash in the home, along with several weapons.


Police say Morgan has three prior felony convictions and the bust was the result of an on-going investigation.
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((LARRY FALLS/GILES CO. SHERIFF: WE HAVE INFORMATION THAT HE'S BEEN DISPERSING THESE DRUGS TO MANY PEOPLE HERE IN THIS GENERAL REGION 40:10))
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Morgan was living in the home with his wife, two teenage daughters and a 15-month old child.
He is being held inside the New River Regional jail on charges of possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony.
More charges are expected to be filed as the investigation continues.
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Coming up after this break, an audit of Roanoke City Schools find some irregularities in the construction process. We will have the details.
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Also a new study says a type of medication could help reduce the risk of stroke in heart patients, but some doctors are not prescribing it.
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U-S Intelligence agencies didn't perform or coordinate well together before September 11th.
And the result was failure to predict terrorist attacks.
Drew Levinson has the details of a Congressional report released today that aims to fix that problem.
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((SIMPLY PUT CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS SAY HAD THE CIA, FBI AND OTHER INTELLINGENCE AGENCIES SHARED INFORMATION THEY MAY HAVE UNCOVERED THE TERRORIST PLOT BEFORE THE 9-11 ATTACKS.

(SOT SEN. BOB GRAHAM D-FL )

"The United States lacked a comprehensive strategy for combatting al qaeda and did not properly marshal it's resources, the lack of resources hindered the community's efforts against terrorism.
AFTER MONTHS OF RESEARCH--THE HOUSE AND SENATE PANEL UNVEILED A REPORT DESIGNED TO CORRECT INTELLENGENCE SHORTCOMINGS. OF THEIR 20 RECOMMENDATIONS--THE LAWMAKERS CALLED FOR FOR A CABINET-LEVEL DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLENGENCE. THE COMMITTEE'S TOP REPUBLICAN WANTS GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE TOP AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS WHOSE BLUNDERS MAY HAVE FAILED TO STOP THE TERRORIST ATTACKS SHOULD BE DISCIPLINED..

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"I believe people who make decisions on high level or middle leve fro the security of the nation should be accountable for what they do or what they dont do"

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"Much of the findings surrounding the 9-11 attacks are classified and not known yet how much willl be disclosed to the public or when. Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York.))

[Stroke-Risks]


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A new study by the National Stroke Association says that patients with racing or irregular heartbeats are not getting the medication they need to prevent strokes.
The report says atrial fibrilation patients are five times more likely to suffer a stroke, yet 66 percent are not getting blood thinners that reduce the risk.
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Joining us today to discuss the stroke report is Dr. Lawrence Brass who is the Chief of Neurology for the Connecticut V-A Health System and Diane Mulligan with the National Stoke Association.
Dr. Brass, what exactly is atrial fibrillation and why does it make patients more likely to suffer a stroke?
Why is anticoagulant therapy so important?
If this therapy is so helpful, why aren't more doctors prescribing it?
What can happen to patients that DON'T take anticoagulants?
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[City-Schools]


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The Roanoke City School Board is investigating how contracts were awarded in one of its departments.
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An audit found discrepancies in the way construction bids are received and awarded. As a result, two employees were placed on administrative leave with pay and face possible criminal charges. According to the audit, contracts totaling nearly 400- thousand dollars were awarded to one company after competing bids were, in some cases, falsified. Last night, the auditors and Superintendent Wayne Harris briefed the board on the problem.
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((FROM THE OUTSET I'VE BEEN SUPPORTIVE OF THE BECAUSE WE NEED TO HAVE SOMEONE LOOK WITH FRESH EYES ON WHAT WE'RE DOING TO ASSURE WE'RE EFFICIENT THAT WE'RE EFFECTIVE, THAT WE ARE OPERATING USING THE HIGHEST ETHICAL STANDARDS. ))
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The auditors and superintendent Harris also talked with the board about ways to prevent similar situations in the future.
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Coming up after the break, Brent Watts will have a detailed look at our weather.
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Plus a local fire company gets a spacious new addition and a healthy donation.
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Advance Auto is announcing the public sale of common stock today. The Roanoke-based auto parts dealer says it will offer shares of common stock held by certain shareholders at a price of 52-dollars and 60-cents a share. The shares include those held by Sears Roebuck and Company. Advance says it will not receive any proceeds from the sales.

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Some local firefighters have a little more room to stretch out.
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Roanoke County dedicated a major addition to the Mount Pleasant fire station.
The county added male and female bunk quarters and renovated the meeting room and kitchen... big changes to a building that's some 30 years old.
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((RICK BURCH/ROANOKE CO. FIRE & RESCUE CHIEF; AT THAT TIME THE NEEDS, THE CALL VOLUME IS NOT WHAT IT IS TODAY. SO IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE KEEP UP WITH ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS SO WE CAN ACCOMMODATE BOTH THE VOLUNTEER AND CAREER STAFF AS WE ADD ON AND GROW.))
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County firefighters also got a big donation last night.
The Mount Pleasant Civic League handed over a one-thousand dollar check to help buy a thermal imaging camera.
Those cameras help firefighters see through smoke and locate victims.
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Roanoke County authorities are reporting some slippery conditions in the Tanglewood Mall area.
But it's not from the winter weather.
A traffic accident left some fuel oil on Electric Road, near the Starkey Road intersection.
One lane of Electric Road is closed, and traffic is moving slowly.
Officials are telling people to avoid the area if possible for the next few hours until the spill is cleaned up.

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 32 points. The NASDAQ has gained 13.

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Coming up in sports, find out which Tech players have made the Big East Second team....
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and Mike Stevens will have a report from Charlottsville, where the Cavs are gearing up to take on West Virginia at the Continental Tire Bowl.
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[S-Tire]


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If you want to get tickets to the Continental Tire Bowl, you better hurry. Sales are definitely on a roll. An all-time-high seven teams will represent the ACC this bowling season.
Organizers had hoped to sell 45 thousand seats to the U-V-A and West Virginia matchup.
Just two days after the teams were announced, they reached that goal.
Each school has sold more than 14 thousand seats.
Meanwhile Virginia is excited about playing neighboring West Virginia. Mike Stevens says this is a chance for both the cavalier players and fans.
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(( The fact that both Virginia and West Virginia were relegated to the Tire Bowl is simply too ironic - both have felt like retreads of late after being passed over by the Gator Bowl. For the folks in Charlotte and at both schools it is a match made in geographic heaven. ((CRAIG LITTLEPAGE:)) The UVa faithful gobbled up more than 4000 of their allotted 12 thousand 500 tickets on Monday. And there is little doubt that both schools will pitch in to make the game a complete sellout at Ericsson Stadium. But for UVa it is critical that the Cavalier fans FILL these seats to rid themselves of the postseason tag that labels them as sorry travelers. ((CRAIG LITTLEPAGE:))
The Continental Tire Bowl kicks off on Saturday December 28th at 11am. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))


[S-East]


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Seven Hokies have earned all Big East football honors.
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Lee Suggs, who rushed for 12-hundred-55 yards this past season made the second team, as did Tech wide receiver Ernest Wilford. Wilford caught seven touchdown passes.
Willie Pile, who made 98 tackles from his free safety position, made the second team.
He is joined on the second team by Nathaniel Adibi, who made nine sacks, and DeAngelo Hall.
Hall had 4 interceptions. Hall was also second team as a return man.
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Offensive lineman Anthony Davis also made second team.
Tech punter Vinnie Burns was second team as well.
Miami's Ken Dorsey and Willis MaGahee were Big East co-offensive players of the year, while Temple defensive tackle Dan Klecko was the defensive player of the year.
Miami head coach Larry Coker won Coach of the year.
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