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A log cabin home goes up in flames in Botetourt County.
Authorities say three people were killed in the blaze.
Rachel Cannon has an update, straight ahead.
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And, police are investigating a fatal stabbing last night at a Roanoke nail salon.




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Another very cold day across the region before some slightly warmer weather builds in .
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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A house fire early this morning claims the lives of three people in Botetourt County.
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The victims' bodies are being sent to the medical examiner's office in Roanoke.
Officials are waiting for autopsy results before releasing their identities, but they will confirm it is a man and two young children.
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Rachel Cannon joins us with more from the scene.
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An accident at the Roanoke Cement plant yesterday afternoon injured four workers.
A spokesman for the company that owns the Botetourt County plant says all four suffered burns.
One had burns severe enough to require treatment at the University of Virginia hospital.
The incident has not affected plant operations; it's shut down for an annual overhaul.

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Police have charged a Roanoke man with murder following a stabbing Sunday night at a Williamson Road nail salon.
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Investigators say 40- year- old Thanh Quang Ha, of Salem, was stabbed repeatedly during an altercation at American Nails.
Authorities have charged 32- year old Den Hoang Pham, of Roanoke, with the murder.
He was arraigned this morning, and is being held in the Roanoke City jail without bond.
Police say the men knew each other, but investigators are not saying what may have lead to the fatal confrontation.
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We have one school closing announcement to pass along.
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[Take Schooltouch FS] Radford High School and John Dalton Intermediate School will dismiss students at 12:30 PM, due to a water main break.

The early dismissals are for Radford High School and John Dalton Intermediate School only.
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It was a report that could ultimately lead to war with Iraq.
Today, the United Nations' chief weapons inspector spoke to the general asembly.
Jennifer Miller reports.
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WITH SADDAM HUSSEIN'S FUTURE HANGING IN THE BALANCE, CHIEF U-N WEAPONS INSPECTOR HANS BLIX DELIVERED A CRUICIAL REPORT ON IRAQ'S COOPERATION TO DISARM.

SOT BLIX. (Iraq appears not to have come ....to disarmament even today)


AFTER NEARLY TWO MONTHS OF SEARCHING FOR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, INSPECTORS FOUND NO SMOKING GUN ... BUT PLENTY OF OBSTRUCTIONS TO TRIGGER CONCERN.

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BLIX'S REPORT TO THE U.N. KICKS OFF A CRITICAL WEEK FOR THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION HOPING TO BOLSTER INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR AN ATTACK ON IRAQ. UNDER THE U-N RESOLUTION ANY OMMISSIONS ON BAGDHAD'S PART COULD SPELL WAR.
IRAQ'S FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS HIS COUNTRY HAS COOPERATED FULLY ... AND ARGUES THE U-S AND BRITAIN ARE SIMPLY SETTING THE STAGE FOR AN UNJUSTIFIED ATTACK.
NAJI SABRI/IRAQ FOREIGN MINISTER "They are the ones escalating the situation."
SEVERAL KEY ALLIES ARE WILLING TO GIVE INSPECTORS MORE TIME. AND EVEN BEFORE BLIX'S SPEECH..THE UNITED NATION'S SECRETARY GENERAL URGED CAUTION.
KOFI ANNAN/ UN SECRETARY GENERAL " I have not given up on peace and you shouldn't either."
STANDUP: (MORE ABOUT CONTENT OF BLIX SPEECH...URANIUM) ))
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Up next on the newscast, we will look at a new advancement of the field of vision correction surgery,
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and some fans in Oakland take losing the Superbowl a bit rough as they riot in the streets.
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Some Oakland Raider fans proved to be sore losers after last night's Super Bowl loss to Tampa Bay.
Riots left parts of the city littered with broken glass, burned cars, and shattered windows.
John Blackstone reports.
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It's new technology for people who are tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses.
The F-D-A has approved new technology for LASIK surgery that now allows doctors to measure and treat vision problems that they previously couldn't detect.
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Doctor Ronald Krueger is a world- renowned ophthalmologist, with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation's Cole Eye Institute.
He joins us now to talk more about this new technology.
Good Afternoon, Doctor Krueger.


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(What's the difference between the conventional surgery and the new technology being used now?)



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Thanks for joining us today, Doctor Krueger.

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Computer experts say a worm that jammed millions of computers all over the world this weekend may have started in Hong Kong.
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But the experts add it may be impossible to find the exact source of the worm.
The virus-like attack left Bank of America customers in the U-S unable to get money from A-T-M's.
Authorities say disruptions hit Hong Kong first on Saturday, spread to other nations in the Pacific Rim, and then finally found its way to the U-S and Europe.
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Coming up next, residents of an island off the Virginia coast ask the Coast Guard to help them break the ice.
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Also the Coast Guard was pulling double duty as it had to rescue a man from a tanker this weekend.
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The U-S Coast Guard has released new video of a dramatic rescue from the coast of Oregon.
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Rescue crews hoisted an injured merchant marine cadet off a tanker.
The 25-year-old man had broken his leg aboard the "Polar California" off the Pacific coast.
Poor visibility hindered a safe medical evacuation of the cadet, so the tanker had to be diverted to another area.
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Meanwhile a Coast Guard cutter has come to the aid of the 700 residents of an icebound Chesapeake Bay island.
The cutter Chock cleared a path through four to six inches of ice Saturday so a ferry could deliver supplies to Tangier Island.
It's only about 12 miles from the mainland, but the island is ringed with ice for the first time in years.
A Coast Guard officer says residents have asked the cutter to make another trip tomorrow.
The Chock, a 65-foot icebreaker based in Portsmouth, Virginia, also broke up ice to free fishing boats and clear paths for fuel barges.

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has dropped 141 points. The NASDAQ has lost 17 points.

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Coming up next we will hear from the youngest coach ever to when the Superbowl.
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Also Jeff Gordon explains why his problems off the track will not keep him from going around in circles.
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Super Bowl Thirty-Seven pitted the NFL's top ranked defense in Tampa Bay against the Oakland Raiders top ranked OFFFENSE.
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The Buccaneers' offense did its part as well as it managed to outscore Oakland.
So did its defense.
The Bucs intercepted Rich Gannon five times in a 48-to-21 win over the Raiders.
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At the age of 39, Jon Gruden becomes the youngest coach to win the Super Bowl.
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Dexter Jackson was named the M-V-P for his two first- half interceptions.

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Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon is gearing up for a chance at his 5th title. Mike Stevens talked to him at last week's NASCAR Media Tour - where he said it's time for him to shift his focus from his personal life back to the track.
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