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It served in the last Gulf War, now a Navy hospital ship is hitting the high seas again for another possible war with Iraq.
The U-S-N-S "Comfort" set sail today from Baltimore.
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And, mandatory water restrictions in Roanoke become "water under the bridge."
A live report, straight ahead.


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Another round of snow showers head into the mountains will we see any accumulations. I'll have the details in your forecast.
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And we'll have one weather-related school announcement. News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Roanoke's water restrictions are lifted, but city officials look for much longer-term water supply solutions.
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[Water-Conservation]


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Roanoke has lifted restrictions on water use. The official announcement came this morning.
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Keith Humphry is at the Municipal Building with the details.
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The city's water problems have drowned out most other concerns for the past year, Kim. City officials have been looking for some long- term solutions, including setting up a regional water authority with Roanoke COUNTY.
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In the end, though, it was a wetter-than- usual Autumn and early Winter that did the trick. Roanoke's main water supply isn't quite full to over-flowing just yet. But Carvins Cove is close enough for city officials.
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(OQ: brought the city out of this crisis)
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[Iraq]


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More U-S troops are shipping out, in the shadow of a possible war with Iraq.
While U-N arms inspectors continue their searches, Saddam Hussein accuses them of acting as spies for the U-S.
Teri Okita has details from Washington.
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(( PKG.
TRACK: SAILORS ABOARD THE NAVY HOSPITAL SHIP, U-S-N-S COMFORT, HEADED OUT THIS MORNING FROM BALTIMORE... FOR THE INDIAN OCEAN.
THE 300-CREWMEMBERS ARE THE LATEST TO DEPLOY TO THE GULF REGION AS PART OF THE U-S MASSIVE MILITARY BUILD-UP FOR POSSIBLE WAR WITH IRAQ. THE COMFORT HOLDS HUNDREDS OF HOSPITAL BEDS AND IS EQUIPPED TO HANDLE INJURIES FROM A CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL ATTACK.

(Super: Cmd. Ralph Jones/USNC Director of Surgical Services)
SOT: We have all the complexities of any level one trauma care sixth

largest trauma facility in the world.

(NATSD OF SADDAM GIVING SPEECH)


TRACK: SADDAM HUSSEIN IS ALSO PSYCHING UP HIS COUNTRY FOR A POSSIBLE WAR. IN A TELEVISED SPEECH, HE TOLD HIS PEOPLE THAT IRAQ WOULD PREVAIL IF ATTACKED BY THE U-S AND ITS ALLIES. TOP IRAQI LEADERS ECHOED SADDAMS SENTIMENT DURING COMMEMORATIONS MARKING IRAQS ARMY DAY A NATIONAL HOLIDAY. THE FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS IRAQ WELCOMES PEACE BUT WANTS AN END TO WHAT HE CALLS AMERICAS EVIL CAMPAIGN.
TRACK: THEY ALSO ACCUSE THE U-S OF USING U-N ARMS INSPECTORS AS SPIES TO GATHER INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION. SADDAM SAYS INSPECTORS HAVE ASKED IRAQI SCIENTISTS IRRELEVANT QUESTIONS ... AS THEY SEARCH FOR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. THE INSPECTIONS TEAMS DENY THAT AND CONTINUE THEIR WORK VISITING A HANDFUL OF SITES TODAY INCLUDING THIS RESEARCH CENTER. THE IRAQIS CLAIM IT PRODUCES ANIMAL DRUGS ... NOT CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: After a weekend of talks, two key U-S allies are still on the fence about assisting American troops. Turkey and Jordan are still pressing for a diplomatic solution and have yet to offer bases or airspace to the U-S. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington. ))

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For two weeks, an Oregon man was on the run after allegedly killing his wife and children.
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Suspected killer Edward Morris is now in police custody, thanks to a pair of motorists who spotted his gray mini- van and called authorities.
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[IN Q=We were racing.]

((TOM MARTIN/WITNESS: WE WERE RACING ROUND TRYING TO FIND TELEPHONES TRYING TO KEEP UPAND KEEP IN TOUCH WITH HIM.. ))
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Morris's pregnant wife, Renee and his three children were killed December 20th.
Local hunters discovered their bodies a day later in a forest.
Authorities believe they have their killer.
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Morris is under suicide watch in jail.
His attorney says he'll be arraigned tomorrow.
No word yet on how he'll plead.
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Henry County investigators are still at work trying to solve the Short family murders, now almost five months old.
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It's been nearly five months since Michael and Mary Short were found murdered in their Oak Level home.
Their daughter Jennifer was abducted and later found dead in Rockingham County, North Carolina.
The Henry County sheriff says investigators took a break from the case for the holidays but at least two or three deputies are now back on the case.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: I DON'T LOOK FOR IT TO BE SOLVED IN NEXT WEEK, PROBABLY NOT THE NEXT MONTH BUT CERTAINLY...WE'VE NARROWED A LOT OF THINGS DOWN FROM WHERE WE STARTED AND A FEEL PRETTY CONFIDENT WHERE WE'RE AT RIGHT NOW.))
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Cassell says North Carolina carpenter Gary Bowman is still a "person of interest."
Cassell would like to see Bowman take a lie detector test administered by his department.
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The owner of a landmark bowling alley in Christiansburg said his goodbyes today.
Triangle Lanes has been in business for more than 40-years, but, yesterday it closed its doors for good, to make way for a new drug store.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens joins us now with more.
Kimberly, it's always hard to say goodbye to someone or something that means so much to.
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This morning, the owner of Triangle Lanes had to do just that, but, not before taking one last BOWL down memory lane. ((ROLLCUE:...))
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[RUNS :04] (( LOOKING AT IT NOW IT'S HARD TO VISULIZE ALL THOSE YEARS THAT'S GONE BY 29:11)) Herbert Alcorn remembers the good times he had at Triangle Lanes...as a bowler and the owner.
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[RUNS :07] ((HERBERT ALCORN/TRIANGLE LANES OWNER: I'VE ENJOYED THE BOWLERS. I'VE ENJOYED THE PEOPLE. IT'S BEEN A LOT GREAT PEOPLE THROUGH HERE. MADE A LOT OF FRIENDS HERE. 25:57)) Surprisingly enough, Alcorn says he also saw a lot of weddings too.
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[RUNS :16] (( I TALKED TO ONE COUPLE LAST NIGHT THAT GOT MARRIED ON LANE TEN AND ...SO WE'RE GOING TO GIVE THOSE FOLKS THE NUMBERS 30:01)) Alcorn says business was good up until about five years ago when a newer and larger bowling alley opened up nearby.
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[RUNS :06] ((I'M SENTIMENTAL ENOUGH TO KEEP IT OPEN BUT THAT'S NOT THE BEST THING FOR THE FAMILY 28:01)))))
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And even though Alcorn can't afford to keep the business, it's clear Triangle Lanes will not be forgotten.
In addition to several people coming in last night to take pieces of the bowling alley home with them,
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Alcorn says he plans to take 16-machines and the actual Triangle Lanes sign to his other bowling alley in Pulaski.
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More school closing announcements are coming in. We'll run down the list in just a few minutes.
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And a high school student tackles a thief, and gets a free dinner for his daring.
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An area high school student put his courage, and athletic skills, to the test over the weekend, helping to thwart a holdup and collar the robber. Jennifer Wishon has the story.
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((16 year old Aaron Conner and his parents had just walked in to this Western Sizzlin' Saturday night when they witnessed something frightening.
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((AARON CONNER/TACKLED ROBBER: WE WERE WAITING TO BE SEATED AND A GUY CAME IN WITH A BLUE HOOD ON AND HE PULLED IT DOWN LIKE IT WAS A MASK AND THE GUY BEHIND HIM WAS LIKE 'HE'S ROBBING THE STORE' AND THE GIRL AT THE REGISTER DIDN'T THINK HE WAS BEING SERIOUS AND HE WAS AND SHE GAVE HIM ALL THE MONEY.))
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On the football field Aaron is a running back for the William Byrd Terriers-- Saturday he used his experience on the gridiron to do something about the robbery.
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((I JUST TOOK OFF RUNNING AFTER HIM AND TACKLED HIM AND PULLED HIM ON THE GROUND AND GRABBED BOTH OF HIS ARMS SO HE COULDN'T GRAB IN HIS POCKETS OR ANYTHING.))
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Although he didn't know if the robber had a weapon, Aaron says he didn't hesitate going after him.
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((I JUST THOUGHT HE WOULD TURN AROUND AND HURT THE GIRL THAT WAS WALKING AFTER HIM AND I FIGURED I COULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.))
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And the reward for his efforts... Dinner was on the house. Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))

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It was a long wait, but the prayers of a Lexington church congregation have now been answered.
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Sunday was a day more than two years in the making. Lexington Presbyterian Church once again has a permanent place to call home.
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((OLIVIA PATTON/CHURCH MEMBER: WE'RE SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS. AND IT'S JUST SEEMS, I REMEMBER THE DAY OF THE FIRE AND IT SEEM THIS DAY WOULD NEVER COME.))
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In July of 2000 a fire destroyed the sanctuary and the steeple. Now the church has been restored outside and in, a project that cost nearly four million dollars. Still to come, a new organ, but that's still five years away.
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North Korea sends new threats against US troops. Still ahead, high-level talks aimed at reducing the tension.
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And what to do with the man who commandeered a plane and shut down one of the world's busiest airports for hours. That story is next.
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German police say the man who stole a small plane and threatened to crash it into a skyscraper is "mentally disturbed."
Authorities say prosecutors will consider the man's mental state before deciding how to charge him.
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The incident happened yesterday in the skies over Frankfurt.
The suspect threatened to crash the stolen plane into the European Central Bank Tower, forcing German fighter jets to scramble to catch him.
He finally landed and was arrested.
The 31- year- old German said he wanted to draw attention to astronaut Judith Resnik, who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in January, 19-86.
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With tensions running high in the confrontation between the U-S and North Korea, South Korean officials meet today with American and Japanese counterparts in Washington, seeking a peaceful solution to the crisis.
Barry Petersen reports from South Korea.
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(PETERSEN ON CAM OPEN) THE TALKS IN WASHINGTON OPEN AGAINST A BACKDROP

OF HARSH WORDS AND THREATS AGAINST U-S FORCES HERE.

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The 37-thousand US troops in South Korea are now specific targets of the North...if the over-heated rhetoric of their propaganda machine is to be believed.

(N korea weapons)

The North saying this weekend that any pre-emptive attack on their nuclear weapons program by the US would bringin their wordsa mortal blow to the war provokers with a powerful counterstrike.

(S Koreans)

It's another sign that tensions are reaching levels not seen here in decadesand has all eyes on Washington where talks start today.

(SOT: KIM SOOP/PROF/)

MOST KOREANS ARE ENCOURAGED BY PRESIDENT BUSH'S CONTINUOUS MESSAGE THAT THE U.S. WILL SOLVE THE NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM DIPLOMATICALLY AND PEACEFULLY.

(NAT SOT/PROTESTS)

But there are complicationsprotests against the US military presence after an American military vehicle struck and killed two South Korean school girls.

(NAT SOT/BABIES)

And complications in the Northwhere food is running out as winter comes on. The people who suffer the most have the least chance to surviveand their leaders know it.

(SOT: KIM SANGWOO/SOUTH KOREA PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER/)

AT THE MOMENT CERTAINLY, THEY'RE OUT OF FOOD, OUT OF ELECTRICITY, HEATINGNOW IT'S AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO NORTH KOREA AND IT'S A VERY COLD WINTER, AS YOU'VE BEEN FEELING HERE.

(PETERSEN ON CAM CLOSE)

IF THERE IS PROGRESS IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS IN WASHINGTONPEOPLE HERE WILL SLEEP A LOT MORE PEACEFULLY AT NIGHT. BARRY PETERSEN CBS NEWS SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA. ))

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The Big Apple will play host to next year's G-O-P Convention.
That word came today from a party official, who says New York City was selected as the site for the Republican 2004 convention.

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A strong day so far on Wall Strreet. At noon,
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the Dow was UP 123 points. Nasdaq was UP 27 points.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Still ahead, we'll run down today's early school closings one more time.
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The Steelers and 49ers look ahead, while the Browns and Giants wonder what went wrong.
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Saturday's NFL wildcard games were both blowouts, but yesterday's matchups both went right down to the wire.
In San Fransisco, the Giants set out to avenge a Week One loss to the Niners.
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The Giants fell behind by a touchdown in the early going, but then Kerry Collins took over.
Collins threw four first- half TD passes, including 3 to Amani Toomer as the Giants led it 28 to 14 at half time.
Tiki Barber then gave New York a 35-14 cushion with this TD in the third quarter.
But things went downhill from there.
Jeff Garcia rallied the Niners.
First he hustled into the endzone from 14 yards out to start the 4th quarter.
San Francisco tacked on the two point conversion, as well.
Then Garcia finds Tai Streets for 13 yards and a score giving the 49'ers the lead with a minute left., 39-38.
On the ensuing two point attempt, the Giants pick off the pass, but Terrell Owens takes a cheap shot and things get ugly.
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In the end, the Giants got in position for a Matt Bryant field goal to win it.
But the snap was terrible and the holder Matt Allen chucks it downfield only to have the ball fall to the ground.

The Giants had an ineligible receiver downfield anyway, so the 49'ers advance 39 to 38.
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The Niners weren't the only cardiac kids yesterday afternoon.
In the Steel City, Pittsburgh sleep- walked thru the first three quarters before roaring back against the Browns.
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[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh/Browns vs. Steelers; :00]


The two teams didn't wait until gametime to start mixing it up.
This was 45 minutes beforehand.
The Browns let their play speak for itself in the first half.
Holcomb went up top for Dennis Northcutt, who hauled it in for a 32 yard score and the Browns were on top 14 to nothing.
At one point, it was 24-7 in the second half.
To the fourth quarter now.
Holcomb finds former Hokie Andre Davis for his 3rd TD pass of the game.
It was 33-21 Browns.
Holcomb threw for 429 yards in the contest.
It was 33-28 with under a minute to go when Tommy Maddox handed the ball to Chris FuMa'tu Maafala.
He scored from two yards out.
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The two point conversion was good and Pittsburgh hangs on, 36-33.
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