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It the latest in a string of attacks on American in Kuwait--
Today, two civilians are shot near a miliary base.
One died in the attack.
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And the U-S attorney of Western Virginia is among the latest called up for active duty.
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Mainly cloudy and cold with an isolated snow shower. I'll have your forecast..
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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It's a joint investigation between the U-S and Kuwait, as authorities try to find out who's reponsible for the death of an American civilian.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The civilian was shot to death while riding in a car near a military base in Kuwait.
It's the latest in a string of attacks on Americans in that region.
And as Stacey Case reports, the tension is growing in Kuwait, where thousands of U-S soldiers are now stationed.
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(( PKG:
LOCATOR: (KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT) TRACK: THEIR LAND CRUISER PROVIDED LITTLE PROTECTION FROM THE HAIL OF GUNFIRE POURING FROM THE BUSHES. THE TWO AMERICAN CIVILIANS, WORKING FOR THE U-S MILITARY, WERE RIDING ON A HIGHWAY NEAR THE MAIN U-S MILITARY BASE IN KUWAIT. ONE AMERICAN DIED IN THE AMBUSH-- ANOTHER IS IN THE HOSPITAL.
TRACK: MORE THAN 20 BULLETS RIDDLED THE VEHICLE. THOUGH THERE'S BEEN NO CLAIM OF RESPONSIBILITY, THE U-S EMBASSY CALLS IT A TERRORIST
ATTACK--- THE THIRD IN A STRING OF ATTACKS ON AMERICANS IN KUWAIT.

THE GULF WAR COUNTRY IS A KEY U-S ALLY, BUT MANY ARABS IN KUWAIT AND ELSEWHERE ARE ANGRY AT THE UNITED STATES' SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL.
NAT-- troops TRACK: MORE THAN 15 THOUSAND U-S SOLDIERS ARE IN KUWAIT WITH MORE ARRIVING EVERY WEEK. KUWAIT IS THE LIKELY STAGING GROUND FOR A POSSIBLE INVASTION OF IRAQ.
NAT...women protest in Iraq. AS IRAQIS PROTEST WAR IN THE STREETS-- Nat VP. TRACK: AN IRAQI VICE PRESIDENT BELIEVES A U-S ATTACK IS IMMINENT.
SUPER: TAHA YASSEN RAMADAN/VICE PRESIDENT in arabic stacy voice over it is up to the international community to ask the U-S why there is such a build up and beating drums of war. He says.
TRACK: MEANTIME, IRAQ IS PLEDGING MORE COOPERATION WITH U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS. BUT CHIEF U-N WEAPONS INSPECTOR HANS BLIX IRAQ HAD NOT ANSWERED MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ITS ALLEGED WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUX.
STAND UP TO COME: (President Bush..today/comments. Also Turkey..limited use as base.) ))

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The Army wants Western Virginia's U-S Attorney.
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MAJOR John Brownlee showed up for work in his Army camouflage to meet with reporters this morning before shoving off for active duty at Fort Eustis.
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((I'M A JAG OFFICER. I'M AN ARMY LAWYER. SO WHEN WE GO TO AN OPERATION LIKE THIS, THERE'S LEGAL ASSISTANCE DUTIES, THERE'S OPS LAW, THERE'S CRIMINAL ISSUES....))
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Brownlee could be away for a long as a full year. While he plans to stay in touch by phone, his first assistant, Morgan Scott, will run the office on a day-to-day basis.
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Brownlee says there are five reserve officers in the U-S Attorney's office but he's the only one to be called to active duty, so far.

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Authorities say nothing apparently provoked a man who opened fire at a Burger King restaurant in California, killing a two-year-old boy.
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Police say the man was eating lunch at the restaurant yesterday, when he suddenly stood up and approached the toddler, then shot him in the head.
The toddler, Osvaldo Martinez, was taken to a nearby medical center where he later died.
Authorities say the gunman and a friend fled the restaurant after the shooting.
Police shot and killed the gunman after he allegedly pointed his weapon at them.
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((I WAS IN THE DRIVE-THROUGH TRYING TO GET SOME HAMBURGERS AND WHILE I WAS WAITING, PEOPLE WERE JUST RUNNING OUT OF THE RESTAURANT AND STARTED SCREAMING GO GET THAT GUY."))
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The gunman's friend and two others have been arrested in connection with the murder.
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[Avalanche]


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Seven skiers, including three Americans were killed yesterday in an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies.
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The victims had helicoptered into the remote, but popular high country in Southeastern British Columbia.
Local officials say 50 people have been killed by snow slides in the area over the past five years.
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Conditions for yesterday were rated as hazardous, but that is a common warning.
And officials say this incident shows just how unpredictable avalanches can be.
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[Sniper-Suspect]


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A grand jury is meeting behind closed doors today in Fairfax to hear evidence in the case against sniper suspect John Lee Malvo.
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The closed proceedings follow last week's decision by a juvenile court judge, who ruled there's enough evidence to try the 17-year-old as an adult.
The ruling makes Malvo eligible for the death penalty.
Malvo and suspect John Allen Muhammad are accused in a string of sniper attacks in several states.
They're being tried first in Virginia in separate trials.
Muhammad faces trial in October.
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[School-Info]


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The weather has some school systems in our region closing early today.
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[SCHOOLWATCH FULL]
Schools in Charlotte County closed at Noon. Pittsylvania County schools and the Westover Christian Academy all will close at 1:00.
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[DMV]


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It looks as if Virginians took the state's advice by staying away from the Department of Motor Vehicles today.
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This morning the average wait at the Roanoke location was about an hour. Officials warned today could be extremely busy at D-M-V offices since holidays kept them closed last Friday and Monday, and on Wednesdays, they're always closed.
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((RACHEL COBBS/DMV CUSTOMER; I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE LONGER LINES THAN WHAT IT WAS IT'S ACTUALLY NOT BAD ACTUALLY MY NUMBER IS NEXT SO I'LL BE GETTING OUT OF HERE PRETTY SOON, HOPEFULLY.))
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While budget cuts forced 12-DMV offices around the state to close, Governor Warner pledged to re-open them by mid-March. Some lawmakers say that's not soon enough.
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Next on the newscast, someone is buying one of Virginia's largest banks. We'll have the details.
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Also we will see how a new device is making it easier for doctors to treat some kinds of tumors.
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Jury selection begins today in the trial of a Houston dentist accused of killing her husband.
Clara Harris is charged with running over her husband in a parking lot, allegedly because he was having an affair.
Hattie Kauffman reports.
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(( SCRIPT

(HATTIE TRACK) AT FIRST, IT LOOKED LIKE ANY AUTO ACCIDENT: TWO

BANGED-UP VEHICLES, EVIDENCE OF A SIMPLE COLLISION. BUT FOR POLICE, IT QUICKLY BECAME A MURDER INVESTIGATION.
Still, David Harris Clara walk w/ atty)
(TRACK) THE VICTIM : A SUCCESSFUL ORTHODONTIST DAVID HARRIS. THE

ACCUSED: HIS DENTIST WIFE, CLARA HARRIS, WHO HIT HER HUSBAND WITH HER MERCEDES.

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((Unidentified Reporter: Miss Harris, do you have anything to say about these accussations that your ran over your husband? Harris: It was an accident."))
still David & kids, house, Blue moon sign, THE COUPLE HAD THREE CHILDREN: TWIN BOYS, AND DAVID'S DAUGHTER LINDSEY FROM A PREVIOUS MARRIAGE.
track pic Gail Bridges, Exts Nassau Bay Hilton) BY ALL APPEARANCES, AN IDYLLIC LIFE .. IN A BEAUTIFUL, SUBURBAN HOME. THEN DAVID HARRIS CONFESSED TO HIS WIFE THAT HE WAS HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH THIS WOMAN, GAIL BRIDGES, A RECEPTIONIST IN HIS OFFICE. CLARA HARRIS HIRED THE BLUE MOON PRIVATE INVESTIGATION AGENCY TO FOLLOW THEM .. AND THAT BROUGHT THEM HERE, TO THE HILTON HOTEL ...
track ... IN THE PARKING LOT, SAT A BLUE MOON INVESTIGATOR WITH A VIDEO CAMERA.
push to Hilton doors opening, unused mercedes ftg WITNESSES SAY CLARA HARRIS CONFRONTED THE COUPLE IN THE HOTEL LOBBY, AND WHEN THE SCUFFLE MOVED OUTSIDE, GOT INTO HER CAR AND DROVE IT INTO HER HUSBAND.
BOBBI BACHA, VICE PRESIDENT OF BLUE MOON DESCRIBED ON THE EARLY SHOW WHAT HER INVESTIGATOR SAW.

(SOT EARLY SHOW HANNA & BOBBI)
(Hannah: How many times did she say that Clara Harris actually ran over

her husband? Bobbi: My employee told me four times and I think that includes the initial strike.)
still family
(TRACK) SIXTEEN YEAR OLD LINDSEY HARRIS WAS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT OF THE

MERCEDES WHEN HER FATHER WAS RUN DOWN. SHE'S PREPARED TO TESTIFY THAT HER STEP MOTHER CLARA SAID:

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"I could kill him and get away with it for all he's put me through"

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That was Hattie Kauffman reporting.
Harris is free on 30- thousand dollars' bail, and faces up to life in prison, if she's convicted.

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An out of state bank is buying the largest bank headquartered in the Commonwealth.
North Carolina based B-B-and-T is buying First Virginia Banks in a three-point-four BILLION-dollar stock swap.
The merger would move B-B-and-T from fifth to second in Virginia market share, and boost its presence in metro Washington, Maryland and Tennessee.

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The state's House of Delegates is framing Bedford Delegate Lacey Putney. But it is in a good way.
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Yesterday, the House Rules Committee authorized the painting of a portrait of the Independent lawmaker to be hung in the House chamber.
Putney, who has served in the General Assembly for 41-years, says the key to his longevity has been a supportive wife and family.
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The committee also unanimously approved a portrait of former Speaker Vance Wilkins.
The Amherst lawmaker served as the first Republican Speaker in more than a century.
Wilkins resigned after he admitted to settling a claim of sexual harassment.
Each portrait is expected to cost 6-thousand dollars.
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[Kenniff]


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In medical news, a new piece of equipment can mean the difference between life and death in treating tumors.
Dr. Sean Keniff has more on the Cyber-knife.
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((THIS MACHINE COULD VERY WELL ZAP US INTO A NEW ERA IN THE TREATMENT OF TUMORS ..MALIGNANT AND BENIGN. JUST ASk DEBRA WILDMAN.

SOT: DEBRA WILDMAN/CYBERKNIFE PATIENT/ (OR) TUMOR TREATMENT PATIENT)

EVERY MOVEMENT FROM HERE UP (GESTURES) WAS PAINFUL. AND NOW ITS NOT.
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TRACK: SURGERY ONLY TEMPORARILY HELPED DEBRAS BENIGN TUMOR ON HER SPINE IN HER NECK. WHEN IT GREW BACK-SHE CHOSE TREATMENT WITH THE CYBERKNIFE AT THE U-S-C NORRIS CANCER IN LOS ANGELES. ITS THE LATEST RADIOSURGERY SYSTEM -DESIGNED TO KILL OFF TUMOR CELLS.

SOT: DR. ZBIGNIEW PETROVICH/USC NORRIS CANCER CTR.

I VIEW THIS AS A MAJOR IMPROVEMENT WHICH IS GOING TO CHANGE THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE SUBSTANTIALLY FOR YEARS TO COME.
TRACK: THE CYBER-KNIFE SYSTEM IS DIFFERENT BECAUSE IT FIRST MAPS THE TUMOR SITE AND GIVES THE DOCTORS A 3-D IMAGE. THEN IT CONSTANTLY COMPARES THE IMAGE DURING THE PROCEDURE-TO A CAT SCAN THE DOCTORS TOOK BEFOREHAND. AND-IT ADJUSTS FOR ANY MOVEMENT THE PATIENT MAY MAKE DURING THE RADIATION TREATMENT.

SOT: DR. PETROVICH

WE ARE ABLE TO SEE DURING THE TREATMENT-- WHAT WE ARE DOING-WHICH WAS NOT POSSIBLE WITH ANY OTHER INSTRUMENT WHICH WE HAVE OPERATED BEFORE.
TRACK: IT IS A HIGH-POWERED DOSE OF RADIATIONSO THERE ARE FEWER TREATMENTS NEEDED THAN WITH MORE TRADITIONAL SYSTEMS AND IT CAN BE USED ON TUMORS ANYWHERE IN THE BODY. DEBRA SAYS HER TUMOR RESPONDED ALMOST IMMEDIATELY.

SOT: DEBRA

ABOUT 6-DAYS AFTER THE FIRST 3-TREATMENTS I COULD MOVE MY NECK-AS YOU CAN SEE. BEFORE I WAS LIKE FRANKENSTEIN-MY SHOULDERS WENT WITH MY HEAD MOVEMENT BECAUSE I COULD NOT TURN MY HEAD.
TRACK: NOW PAIN-FREE SHES SMILES FOR EVERY PICTURE-ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH HER GRANDKIDS. DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.)
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Coming up , Leo will have a chilly forecast,
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but first we will see how some abused tigers are getting a new lease on life.
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They were rescued from a so-called "Tiger Truckstop" in Texas over the weekend.
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Now the large felines have a more permanent place to call home at an animal refuge in Colorado.
When they were in Texas, seven tigers had served as entertainment for truck drivers who were passing through.
But their living conditions were less than ideal-- no grass, no trees and no ponds.
Animal experts at the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Conservation Center say they hope to give the mistreated animals a better life.
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A group of Chinese monks has brought a show 15 hundred years in the making to the Roanoke Civic Center.
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The Shaolin monk's "Wheel of Life" showcases the ancient art of Kung Fu, a discipline known from countless action adventure movies, especially most recently in the movie "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
Tonight's program tells the story of the Shaolin monks and their early struggles to establish and protect their temple.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 76 points. The NASDAQ has lost six points.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Up next in Sports, one N-B-A team gires its head coach. U-V-A and Tech prepare for a big game.
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Plus we will hear from NASCAR driver Ricky Rudd has he prepares for a new season with a new team.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have a new head coach. Keith Smart is the interim head coach for the Cavs.
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Smart takes over for John Lucas, who posted the worst record in the N-B-A to date.
The Cavs just returned from a 1 and 5 road trip, and are 8 and 34 on the season.
Lucas is 49 years old.
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The Cavaliers are storming the Cassell tonight in Blacksburg as UVA and Virginia Tech renew their rivalry on the Basketball court.
Travis Wells has more.
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This week, the NASCAR Media Tour shifts into high gear.
Mike Stevens gives us a sneak peak at what's ahead this week, right here on WDBJ.
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