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Union workers at G-E's Salem plant are walking the picket line today, as part of a nationwide strike.
But the walkout turned deadly for one striking worker in Kentucky. We'll have the story.
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And, the latest on child pornography allegations against The Who's lead guitarist Pete Townshend.
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Snow showers move into the western portion of our area who will see the snow. I'll let you know in your forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Day one of a national union strike for General Electric employees has hundreds of local workers heading to the picket lines in Salem.
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The workers in Salem and across the country are protesting increases in health care co-payments.
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Business reporter Rachel Cannon is at the Union headquarters this afternoon.
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Meanwhile, G-E employees in Louisville, Kentucky are mourning the death of a co-worker, who was killed early this morning while taking part in the strike.
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Authorities say the woman was killed after a police car struck her while she was picketing in a dimly- lit area.
The police cruiser that hit her is from nearby Hollow Creek, a small suburban town.
Authorities haven't yet identified the driver or the worker.
A spokesman for G-E says the company is ``deeply saddened by this tragic accident.''
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Authorities have identified the little boy who was killed in a Pittsylvania County fire.
Officials at Danville Regional Medical Center said two-year old Nathan Collins was brought there for treatment and died a short time later.
The child's parents tried to get him out of the home on Franklin Turnpike before firefighters arrived, but were unsuccessful.
The parents suffered minor injuries.

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The U-N's chief weapons inspector is giving Iraq a choice-- either turn over new evidence about its weapons programs or face a possible war.
That, as the U-S military build-up continues.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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THE HEAD U-N WEAPONS INSPECTOR IS OFFERING SADDAM HUSSEIN SOME ADVICE...TAKE A GOOD LOOK AROUND. HANS BLIX SAYS THE U-S MILITARY BUILDUP SHOULD BE ENOUGH TO CONVINCE SADDAM TO COME CLEAN ABOUT HIS WEAPONS PROGRAM...OR FACE A POSSIBLE WAR. THE U.N CONTINUES TO STRESS TO THE IRAQUI LEADER THAT THERE IS A PEACEFUL WAY OUT.

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THE WHITE HOUSE HASN'T SAID WHEN THE U.S. MIGHT LAUNCH A WAR, BUT ITS WARNING IRAQ, EVEN THOUGH U.N INSPECTORS SAY THEY NEED MORE TIME TO DO THEIR JOBS, TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR SADDAM.

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ARMED WITH MUCH-NEEDED U.S AND BRITISH INTELLIGENCE, UN WEAPONS INSPECTORS SEARCHED ANOTHER SIX SITES IN IRAQ TODAY...AND JUST ACROSS THE BORDER IN TURKEY...THE U.S MILITARY INSPECTED MORE BASES AND PORTS...AS A POSSIBLE LAUNCH PAD FOR U.S TROOPS IN THE EVENT OF AN ATTACK.

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MEANWHILE ON THE STREETS OF BAGHDAD THOUSANDS OF IRAQI MUSLIMS JOINED CHRISTIAN CLERGYMEN TODAY PROTESTING AMERICAN THREATS OF WAR.

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BUT STILL, THE MILITARY BUILDUP IN THE REGION CONTINUES...WITH ANOTHER 7-THOUSAND TROOPS HEADING TO THE GULF TODAY. AS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON))

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Rock legend Pete Townshend is back home in Britain following his arrest on child pornography charges.
Mark Phillips has the story.
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(('Who are you' -- is the lyric to one of The Who's old rock numbers -- but it's also the question being asked today about the band's venerable lead guitarist -- Pete Townshend.
SKY police arriving at home The police -- the real thing not the other old band -- arrived at Townshend's London home yesterday acting on a tip from the FBI that his name had been linked to child pornography sites on the internet. And that he had used his credit card to access them.
driving off toward nick Townshend was taken off to the local police station for questioning.
hauling off computers His computers were taken in for closer examination as well. Townshend had admitted over the weekend to visiting child porn sites but -- he said -- it was for research on an autobiography.
Tommy Townshend claims to have been abused as a child -- an experience drawn upon in the Who's famous rock opera, Tommy.
leaving nick Late last night, Pete Townshend was released on bail -- his lawyer once again protesting his innocence.

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... He has not been charged, he's been bailed to perhaps come back at a future occasion if they want him to to answer more questions...and that's as far as it now goes.
Townshend's friends in the music business have been watching events with concern.

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...I'm very shocked and I hope it's not as bad as it sounds....
But right now it does look pretty bad. MP CBS News London.))
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Still to come on the newscast, the creators of a best selling diet plan celebrate its tenth anniversary.
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Also Queen Elizabeth is back home following surgery in London.
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A Northern Virginian lawmaker is having second thoughts about his effort to get rid of tenure at the state's colleges and universities.
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Delegate Dave Albo introduced legislation to end the practice of granting lifetime job security to professors.
Albo says tenure ties the hands of college presidents when it's time to cut costs.
But the lawmaker now says he has decided NOT to move forward with the bill.
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Albo says he is still interested in addressing the issue of tenure.
He says he has introduced another bill that would require periodic reviews of tenured professors.
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Governor Mark Warner is traveling to Michigan today for what he's calling a "domestic" trade mission.
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Warner will spend two days in Dearborn meeting with executives from auto manufacturing companies.
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He hopes the trip will beef up auto manufacturing-related employment here in Virginia.
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When you think of "diet," you probably visualize bland, unsatisfying food.
But creators of the "Mediterranean Diet" say their plan allows you to eat a variety of food while you lose weight and lower your cholesterol.
The diet plan also marks its 10th anniversary this week.
Joining us today to talk more about it is Sara Baer-Sinnott, Executive Vice President of Oldways Preservation and Exchange Trust, which promotes the Mediterranean Diet.
Also talking with us today is nutritionist Kathy McManus.
Good afternoon to both of you.

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(Sara, let me start with you. What exactly IS the Mediterranean Diet, and how is it different from the dozens of other

diet plans out now?)

(I understand drinking wine with meals is a key element to the diet. What about people who don't drink...What can they

drink as a substitute?)

(Kathy, once a person begins this diet and is pretty faithful to it... How long until they start seeing results?)



(And there's some new research out this week, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the diet pyramid....)



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Thanks to both of you for talking with me today.

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Some harmony between the music and computer industries on the downloading of songs over the Internet.
The leading trade associations for both industries say the compromise will protect copyrights on music and movies without any new government involvement.
Lobbyists for companies like Microsoft, I-B-M and Dell have agreed to argue against efforts in Congress to broaden the rights of consumers to make copies of music for personal use.
In exchange, the music industry has agreed to argue against government requirements to build locking controls into future generations of entertainment devices.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll tell you who was celebrating a big homecoming yesterday in Guatemala.
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It was a big homecoming for the 17- month- old Guatemalan twin girls who underwent separation surgery last summer.
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Maria de Jesus and Maria Teresa wore black velvet dresses and tiaras when they arrived home yesterday in Guatemala.

They were born attached at the head, but doctors at the U-C-L-A Medical Center managed to separate them in a risky 23- hour operation.
After relatives snapped their photos, the twins were taken to a private Guatemala City hospital, where a team of surgeons will watch over them for at least a week.
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In London, Queen Elizabeth has left a hospital after undergoing a successful knee operation.
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Palace officials say doctors performed surgery to remove a torn cartilage from her right knee.
Last month, the palace said the queen had strained a ligament in her knee, and was using a cane to walk.
The 76- year- old reportedly injured herself just before Christmas.
She's now heading to her estate in eastern England to recuperate.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP seven points. The NASDAQ has gained nine.

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Coming up in sports...a Major Leage all-star pays a visit to the star city.
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also we'll see why the latest member of the Dazzle has a tall order to win.
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The Roanoke Dazzle made another roster move yesterday.
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The Dazzle signed seven foot center Darrell Johns.
He practiced with Roanoke for the first time yesterday.
Johns played in the N-B-D-L with Fayetteville last year, and is hoping to help the Dazzle on the defensive side of the court.
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The Dazzle has won a franchise record four in a row heading into this Wednesday's home game against the Asheville Altitude.
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ACC action heats up this week, especially for fans in this area as Duke hosts UVa Wednesday night. Virginia senior captain Travis Watson says he's not disappointed with the team's 10-and-3 record at this point.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Yesterday afternoon - UVa sharpshooter Todd Billet was named the ACC co-player of the week, along with Duke's Dahntay Jones. Billet had 24 against UNC, and he leads the ACC in free- throw shooting.
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The Hot Stove was good and warm last night as the Roanoke Valley Sports Club welcomed Major League all-star Mike Williams to town.
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Williams recorded 46 saves and made the National League all-star team this past season as a member of the Pirates. The Newport native in Giles County was thrilled to get back and see some familiar faces from his days as a Hokie.
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Williams shared the podium with his former college coach Chuck Hartman. It was the long-time Tech boss who took a raw Giles Spartan, and turned him into a big league prospect.
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He leaves for Florida and pitcher workouts today.
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