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Another Democrat will try his luck on the campaign trail to the White House.
Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman says he'll run in 2004.
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And as U-N weapons inspectors in Iraq ask for time, U-S troops MAY face danger before they even arrive in the Persian Gulf.
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Temperatures warm up a bit today but take a tumble tomorrow. I'll have your forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Senator Joseph Lieberman says HE'S the best man for the White House, and now he's going try to convince voters of that.

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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The former VICE Presidential candidate has officially thrown his cap in the ring for the 2004 Presidential race.
As Scott Rapoport tells us, Lieberman really got back to his roots to make the announcement.
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(( The subject was presidential polictics today at Stanford High School,

Nat sot: (announces 2004 bid)


Connecicut sentaor Joseph Lieberman returned to the high school where he graduated in 1960 with a message for America...saying the White House isn't living up to its promises.

sot: Sen.Joseph Lieberman (D)/Presidential candidate.


LIEBERMAN GOT A TASTE OF BIG-TIME OF PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS AS AL GORE'S RUNNING-MATE IN THE YEAR 2000. THE BID MADE HISTORY...AS THE FIRST JEW ON A MAJOR PARTY PRESIDENTIAL TICKET.

sot: Lieberman again.


DURING HIS 14 YEAR SENATE CAREER...THE CONNECTICUT LAWMAKER HAS OFTEN VOTED ACROSS PARTY LINES ON ISSUES LIKE DEFENSE SPENDING AND SCHOOL VOUCHERS.

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HE DREW NATIONAL ATTENTION BY CRITICIZING PRESIDENT CLINTON'S AFFAIR WITH MONICA LEWINSKY FROM THE SENATE FLOOR.
BUT DURING THE 2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, REPUBLICANS SAY HE SOFTENED ON ISSUES LIKE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION TO GAIN DEMOCRATIC SUPPORT.

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LIEBERMAN JOINS A CROWDED FIELD OF PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS THAT ALREADY OFFICIALLY INCLUDES...VERMONT GOVERNOR HOWARD DEAN, MISSOURI CONGRESSMAN DICK GEPHARDT, MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR JOHN KERRY AND NORTH CAROLINA SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS.

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WHEN GORE PULLED OUT IT OPENED THE DOOR FOR LIEBERMAN.... ))

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When outgoing Illinois Governor George Ryan leaves office, he'll also leave behind an empty death row. Over the weekend, Governor Ryan commuted the sentences of 167 condemned inmates, because of what he says are "flaws" in the system. But he says he understands if the relatives of murder victims are angry with him.
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((GEORGE RYAN/ILLINOIS GOVERNOR: THEY HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE ANGRY AT ME AND I PROBABLY DID BETRAY THEM IN SOME FASHION AND I'VE SAID THAT. THIS IS A VERY EMOTIONAL ISSUE, NOT ONLY FOR THOSE PEOPLE THAT HAD SOMEONE MURDERED OR KILLED IN THEIR FAMILY BUT FOR ALL OF US THAT HAVE TO PARTICIPATE AND BE INVOLVED IN THIS SYSTEM. ))
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Ryan says he wants to fix a broken system, saying that 17 people who were on death row have now been cleared of murder.
He supported the death penalty back when he was elected in 19-98.

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The countdown to a possible war with Iraq continues slowly, because U-N weapons inspectors say they need more time.
Meanwhile, Turkey, a vital staging base, remains reluctant to admit American ground troops.
Aleen Sirgany is in Washington with details.
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U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS IN BAGHDAD SAY THEIR WORK IS FAR FROM FINISHED. IN FACT, THEY POINT OUT IT COULD TAKE SEVERAL MONTHS TO A YEAR TO COMPLETE INSPECTIONS.

(SOT)MOHAMED ELBARADEI/INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY

"How long it would take us depends on the cooperation we get from Iraq in terms of documents, in terms of interviews with Iraq's scientists, in terms of physical evidence of things that has been destroyed.
REGARDLESS HOW MUCH TIME INSPECTORS MIGHT NEED, BRITISH PRIME MINSITER TONY BLAIR WARNS TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR SADDAM.AND EVEN THOUGH A NEW POLL SHOWS MOST BRITS ARENT CONVINCED WAR IS THE WAY TO GO, THEIR LEADER DOESN'T SEEM TO BE BACKING DOWN.

(SOT) TONY BLAIR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER:

"It's not conflict...weapons."

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THE VATICAN IS DEAD SET AGAINST AN IRAQI ATTACK. LAUNCHING WHAT COULD BE A DIPLOMATIC CRISIS WITH THE UNITED STATES, THE POPE TODAY, DURING HIS STATE OF THE WORLD ADDRESS, CONDEMNED THE POSSIBILITY OF A WAR.
STILL, THE MILITARY BUILDUP CONTINUES. AND U.S MILITARY INSPECTORS ARRIVED IN TURKEY TODAY TO EXAMINE MILITARY BASES AND PORTS FOR WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP IN POSSIBLY STATIONING U.S TROOPS THERE. BUT TURKEY HAS STILL NOT SIGNED OFF ON ALLOWING THE TROOPS IN.

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AND AMERICANS MAY BE IN DANGER BEFORE EVEN ARRIVING IN THE GULF. THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS HAVE UNCOVERED A PLOT TO BOMB A PASSENGER AIRLINER CARRYING TROOPS. THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT CAN'T CONFIRM THAT REPORT. AS, CBS NEWS, WASH. ))

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The U-S is offering an incentive for North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program.
Barry Petersen has the latest.
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(REUTERS/N Korea weekend rally)

1) The North went all out in it's propaganda offensive this weekendwith America the target. But today, a fresh American diplomatic effort started with an olive branch.

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2) An offer to replenish North Korea's faltering energy suppliesIF the North abandons its nuclear weapons program.

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3 The offer from US Assistant Secretary of State James Kelly visiting in South Korea.

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ONCE WE CAN GET BEYOND NUCLEAR WEAPONS, THERE MAY WELL BE OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE U-S, WITH PRIVATE INVESTORS, WITH OTHER COUNTRIES, TO HELP NORTH KOREA IN THE ENERGY AREA.

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4 Still, like gasoline on a fire, the North poured-on more over-heated rhetoric - now saying it would take down the - quote - citadel of the imperialists in a sea of fire.

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5 But former UN Ambassador Bill Richardson, who hosted North Korean diplomats in New Mexico, said the Bush Administration has also spouted some troublesome rhetoric.

(SOT: BILL RICHARDSON/FORMER UN AMBASSADOR/ABC "THIS WEEK")

I MUST SAYTHE AXIS OF EVIL STATEMENT IN THE PAST WAS NOT HELPFUL HERE.

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6 Meanwhile, thousands of South Koreans took to the streets for a weekend rally of their ownclearly pro-American. It was held to counteract weeks of protests against the 37-thousand U-S troops here. The message from these people: Yankee, DON'T go home.

(STANDUP/AT RALLY) AS DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS CONTINUE, THIS WEEKEND

DEMONSTRATION SHOWED THAT FOR MILLIONS OF SOUTH KOREANS, THEY THINK AMERICA IS AS STRONG AN ALLY AS IT HAS EVER BEEN. BP, CBS NEWS, SEOUL.
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A deadline is fast approaching for proposals to update one of the area's busiest highways.
V-DOT has set a Friday deadline for plans to widen Interstate 81.
Justin McLeod reports.
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Many who have driven along I-81 feel the same way, there are too many vehicles and not enough lanes.
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((ARETTA MYERS/MOTORIST: I THINK IT IS ALOT OF CONGESTION ON IT, IT NEEDS A LOT OR RIDING, ANOTHER LANE.)) ((BOB McHENRY/MOTORIST: IT IS A VERY GOOD ROUTE BUT THERE'S SOME BENDS THAT COULD BE A LITTLE WIDER IN SPOTS.))
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The Department of Transportation agrees.
In August, V-Dot asked the private sector to come up with proposals to widen Interstate 81.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/V-DOT SPOKESPERSON: WE DIDN'T WANT TO PUT ANY KIND OF CONFINES ON THE IDEAS THAT PEOPLE MAY HAVE FOR I-81. CERTAINLY LOOKING AT REMOVING SOME OF THE TRUCK TRAFFIC TO RAILS IS AN IDEA WE WOULD ENCOURAGE, IT MAY NOT BE THE ONLY ONE OUT THERE FOR I-81.))
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One idea that has been out there comes from Star Solutions.
It's a coalition of road construction companies that wants to widen the interstate with separate lanes for cars and trucks.
Star Solutions unveiled its plan last January but V-Dot returned the proposal in August.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: STAR SOLUTIONS PLANS TO RESUBMIT IT'S PROPOSAL BY FRIDAY. A SPOKESPERSON TELLS US IT WILL HAVE THE SAME KEY COMPONENTS OF THE LAST ONE, SEPARATE LANES FOR CARS AND TRUCKS. BUT A SPOKESPERSON DECLINE TO SAY WHETHER TRUCKERS WOULD HAVE TO PAY A TOLL TO FUND THE PROJECT.))
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((NAT SOUND OF TRUCKS FLYING BY))
That was a key element of the original proposal and it angered the trucking industry.
We should know details when Star Solutions releases its latest proposal before V-Dot's Friday deadline.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/V-DOT SPOKESPERSON: THEN WE'LL HAVE ABOUT A MONTH TO LOOK AT THE PROPOSALS THAT HAVE COME IN AND SEE IF ANY OF THEM OFFER IDEAS THAT WE WANT TO LOOK AT IT A LITTLE MORE CLOSELY.))
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V-Dot will then pick one or more proposals by July with a target date of early fall to complete negotiations.
But it looks like it would be several more years before construction could actually begin to widen the interstate.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Montgomery County.))

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Coming up, the state health department identifies a virus that has made many residents sick this winter.
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Also the surviving members of the Bee Gees question the medical care their brother received before his death this weekend.
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The two surviving brothers of singer Maurice Gibb are criticizing the treatment he received at a Miami hospital this weekend, just prior to his death.
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Maurice Gibb, who created the Bee Gees with his brothers Barry and Robin, died yesterday at the age of 53.
He was hospitalized four days earlier to have emergency abdominal surgery and suffered cardiac arrest before the operation.
His brothers are now questioning whether the surgery should have been performed.
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A spokeswoman for Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach says she can't comment on the allegations because of patient privacy laws.
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The state Department of Health has identified the gastro-intestinal illness that has hit some residents since early December.
The V-D-H has confirmed 11 outbreaks of the norovirus.
It is a common illness that causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and a low grade fever.
While people infected usually recover in two to three days, it can have serious complications for infants, young children and people unable to care for themselves.
The main concern is dehydration due to the loss of fluids.
The virus is passed from person to person, and health officials stress hand washing is the best preventative measure people can take to avoid getting sick.





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With its low humidity and heated air, the winter months can leave your skin feeling dry and itchy.
While this certainly can be uncomfortable, there are some steps you can take for relief.
Joy Sutton has more.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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the Chinese government breaks ground to bring a piece of America to Hong Kong.
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He has homes in California and Florida, now Mickey Mouse is also taking up residence in the Far East.
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Mickey, Goofy and the rest of the gang performed at a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, marking the start of construction on a Walt Disney theme park in Hong Kong.
The future Disneyland will be the first of its kind to be built in China.
It's due for completion in 2006.
Chinese officials, meanwhile, hope their wish comes true, and Disneyland helps revive Hong Kong's struggling economy.
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Coming up next in Sports, the road to Super Bowl is getting shorter...
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as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders advance in the playoffs.
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Strong quarterbacking and superb defense have the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers one victory away from the Super Bowl.
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The Buccaneers' defense never gave Jeff Garcia a chance to engineer a second straight playoff comeback.
The Bucs intercepted Garcia three times and held him to just 193 passing yards in a 31-to-6 win over San Francisco in the N-F-C Divisional Playoffs.
Buccaneers quarterback Brad Johnson fared much better, despite a one-month layoff, throwing for 196 yards and two T-D's.
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In the AFC, the Jets met the Raiders for the fourth time in the past two seasons, but the familiarity factor didn't help.
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Rich Gannon engineered four scoring drives in the second half, as the Raiders hammered the New York Jets 30-to-10 in the A-F-C Divisional Playoffs.
Gannon threw just eleven times in the opening half, but he put Oakland ahead to stay with a touchdown pass to Jerry Porter in the third quarter.
Gannon added a nine-yard T-D pass to Jerry Rice before Sebastian Jani-kowski hit a pair of field goals.
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The Raiders coast into the AFC title game 30 to 10. They're now one win away from their first Super Bowl since 1984.
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