Today on News 7 at 5, Iraq promises more cooperation with U-N weapons inspectors as the possibility of war grows more likely.
Also high prices at the gas pump could affect local children at school.
The overall weather pattern remains a bit unsettled which means breezy, cold conditions for us with snow flurries in the forecast.
NASCAR finally gets in Daytona 500 qualifying. Mike Stevens will tell us who's on the pole and why an unlikely name is bringing up the rear.
On Health Check, we'll see a doctor who is cutting the fat out of lunch hour and we are not talking about the food.
Plus we'll have all the school delays.
News 7 at 5 is next.
Iraq agrees to a key demand from weapons inspectors- saying American U-2 spy planes are now free to search for weapons- but will it be enough to stop a war?
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Saddam hussein gives in to one more demand from U-N inspectors...but the U-S isn't interested.
All this comes on another day of high level disagreement over what to do with Iraq.
Aleen Sirgany reports.
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[SUPER=01-Mohamed Elbaradei/Int'l Atomic Energy Agency; :25 quick]
[SUPER=01-Lord George Robertson/NATO Secretary General; 1:14]
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((ONE DAY AFTER WRAPPING UP CRITICAL TALKS WITH TOP INSPECTORS, IRAQI
OFFICIALS ARE GIVING IN TO SOME OF THEIR KEY DEMANDS. BAGHDAD HAS NOW
AGREED TO ALLOW U-2 SURVEILLANCE PLANES TO ASSIST IN THE HUNT FOR
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION...AND THEY PROMISE MORE COOPERATION.
THE U-NS NUCLEAR WATCHDOG IS CALLING ON THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO
TAKE NOTICE OF IRAQS APPARENT CHANGE OF HEART AND NOT RUSH TO WAR.
MOHAMED ELBARADEI/INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY: People have to understand that an inspection takes time.
BUT PRESIDENT BUSH ISNT BUYING THE 11TH HOUR EFFORT.
BUSH: Saddam Hussein has broken every promise to disarm
THE PRESIDENT ALSO ACCUSED THE IRAQI LEADER OF PLANNING TO USE CIVILIANS
AS HUMAN SHIELDS IN THE EVENT OF WAR.
BUSH: SADDAM HUSSEIN REGARDS THE IRAQI PEOPLE AS HUMAN SHIELDS..HIS PURPOSES
SKEPTICAL ALLIES ARE TRYING TO PUT THE BRAKES ON WAR PLANS. FRANCE,
RUSSIA AND GERMANY ISSUED A JOINT DECLARATION CALLING FOR STRENGTHENED
INSPECTIONS, ARGUING THERE'S NO PROOF YET THAT IRAQ HAS BANNED WEAPONS.
THAT SAME SKEPTICISM IS BEING ECHOED IN NATO WHERE FRANCE, BELGIUM AND
GERMANY BLOCKED PLANS TO HELP PROTECT TURKEY IN THE EVENT OF WAR.
LORD GEORGE ROBERTSON/NATO SECRETARY GENERAL
it is a matter of enormous consequence and people are taking it very
DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD SAID NATO MUST HELP TURKEY. BUT HE
ASSURES THAT EITHER WAY, IT WON'T DELAY A POSSIBLE U-S ATTACK AGAINST
IRAQ. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBSNEWS, WASHINGTON.))
Have you noticed prices going up at the gas pump? Local school officials have.
It's teaching them a lesson in conservation.
Transportation officials at Roanoke County Schools say it's costing significantly more to keep the bus fleet filled up this year.
Officials say the price per gallon has gone up about 14 cents.
While they do buy diesel and gasoline directly from two local vendors, prices fluctuate just like at the pumps.
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((DANNY CARROLL/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOLS VEHICLE MAINT. COORD.; CERTAINLY IN THE WINTER MONTHS WE'RE REDUCING OUR WARM UP TIME THAT THE BUSES ARE THERE AND WARMING UP BEFORE THEIR ROUTES WE'RE REDUCING IDLE TIME IN BETWEEN RUNS AT SCHOOLS AND THINGS LIKE THAT SO THOSE LITTLE THINGS DO ADD UP THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. ))
[SUPER=01-Danny Carroll/Roanoke Co. Schools Vehicle Maint. Coord.;]
[OUT Q=SCHOOL YEAR.]
Carroll expects they will have to ask the school board for more funds to cover rising costs before the school year is over.
He says if costs continue to rise significantly, it's possible school field trips may be looked at more closely.
More than six years after it suddenly closed down and its owners disappeared, an old Lynchburg factory may soon be embarking on a new life.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, the city wants to seize the old Allen Morrison industrial site and convert it into a recreational spot.
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[SUPER=01-Kimball Payne/Lynchburg City Manager; :29]
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(( Its closing in 1997 surprised everyone, including the 100 employees who worked there.
It wasn't long after the Allen-Morrison sign company went out of business that the city learned there were major problems with the abandoned property.
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The E-P-A was called in to remove some of the more dangerous chemicals that had been left behind.
But over the last four years the 17-acre site has fallen steadily into disrepair.. and continues to be an eyesore to the neighborhood.
((KIMBALL PAYNE/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: THERE'S NO ISSUE THAT WE'RE AWARE OF OF ANY ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD. WE'RE CONCERNED NOW THAT THE BUILDINGS ARE OPEN, THERE'S SOME ROOF DAMAGE TO SOME. WE'VE GOTTEN SOME INDICATIONS THAT THERE'S BEEN SOME TRESPASSING IN THE BUILDINGS AND WE THINK THE BUILDINGS NEED TO BE SECURED, NEED TO BE CLEANED OUT, AND THEN HOPEFULLY PUT INTO PRODUCTIVE REUSE.))
[OUT Q=productive reuse.]
((New uses for the property could include more parking for nearby City Stadium, athletic fields and even converting one of these old buildings into a recreational facility that could house a skating rink. All this, of course, will take some money.))
[OUT Q=take some money.]
((PAYNE: AGAIN, IT'S JUST BEEN SOME CONCEPTS THROWN AROUND, REALLY NOTHING FIRMLY DEVELOPED. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO SOME PLANNING AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND SOME RESOURCES, AND I THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE THE CHALLENGE.))
[OUT Q=be the challenge.]
The now-defunct Allen-Morrison company owes Lynchburg more than 200-thousand dollars in back taxes.
With its former owners nowhere to be found, city council will decide Tuesday whether to condemn the property and take it over for city use.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))
A local member of the House Delegates ends up in a Richmond hospital. We'll have the details next,
Plus NASA officials say evidence shows something may have gone wrong on the shuttle Columbia on its second day in space.
Pictures now show something speeding away from the Space Shuttle Columbia on Day two of the mission.
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It could be ice or a piece of shuttle itself.
Air force command radar shows the object moving away from then spacecraft.
It may be a vital clue for teams investigating the loss of Columbia. An independent board has now taken over the probe.
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((SEAN O KEEFE, NASA ADMINISTRATOR: BEING SURE ALL THE EVIDENCE AND FACTS ARE COLLECTED SO WE CAN GET AN INFORMED JUDGEMENT FROM THE BOARD THAT MAY LEAD US TO THE CONCUSION WAS THIS TERRIBLE ACCIDENT.))
[SUPER=01-Sean O'Keefe/NASA Administrator;]
[OUT Q=this terrible accident.]
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Investigators are also looking over a hatch door and an air force photo that may show damage to the shuttle's left wing. Investigators say nothings been ruled out.
You won't see Lynchburg legislator Preston Bryant on the floor of the House of Delegates this week... he's in a Richmond hospital recovering from a blood clot found on his lungs.
Bryant was hospitalized Thursday night after experiencing sharp pains in his chest.
The 38-year-old Republican is expected to be released from M-C-V hospital tomorrow.
He will be out for the remainder of the week to recuperate at his home in Lynchburg.
A member of Bryant's staff says he still doesn't know if Bryant will return to the General Assembly before the session ends.
Today on Health Check, some people are using their lunch break to trim the fat.
Their not changing their diet or even going to the gym. They are heading to the doctor's office for some quick liposuction.
Dr. Sean Kenniff has more.
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[SUPER=01-Maggie Diaz-Maloney/Lunchtime Lipo Patient; :12]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Oscar Hevia/Cosmetic Dermatologist; :32]
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((WE CAUGHT MAGGIE DIAZ-MALONEY LYING DOWN ON HER LUNCHBREAK...IN AN
OPERATING ROOM! NO SHE'S NOT SICK, JUST SICK AND TIRED OF HER
SOT: MAGGIE DIAZ-MALONEY/LUNCHTIME LIPO PATIENT
"...The Love Handles...I'm not a big gym person...I go walking every
night,and I exercise and I watch what I eat, but they weren't going
FOR THAT TYPE OF FAT...EXERCISE SEEMS LIKE AN EXERCISE IN FUTILITY...AND
DIETS JUST DON'T DO IT...SO WHY CAN'T WE GET RID OF THOSE PUDGE POCKETS?
SOT: DR. OSCAR HEVIA/COSMETIC DERMATOLOGIST
"...It's very simple it's called genetics...the way that our body is
shaped is totally genetically determined, and the way that our bodies
deposit fat is completely genetically determined...so there are certain
areas on most of us where the body doesn't want to give up..it still
wants to put fat there."
BUT MAGGIE WASN'T GIVING UP THAT EASILY.
"...That's when she heard about a new procedure being performed here in
Miami, liposuction that's so quick and easy it can even be performed
during your lunch hour..."
THE TECHNIQUE IS CALLED TUMESCENT LIPOSUCTION...A MORE REFINED VERSION
OF THE OLD LIPOSUCTION METHOD. IT USES LOCAL ANESTHESIA INSTEAD OF
GENERAL. AND THE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS ARE MUCH SMALLER SO THERE ARE
FEWER COMPLICATIONS, AND LESS BRUISING. BUT LUNCHTIME LIPO ISN'T FOR
"...liposuction is really not an obesity treatment. We don't do it for
people who are markedly obese..."
IN FACT IT WORKS BEST ON PEOPLE WHO ONLY HAVE A LITTLE TO LOSE. BUT THE
RESULTS CAN BE IMPRESSIVE. TURNING FLAB TO FAB IN ONE TO TWO HOURS.
MAGGIE WON'T SEE THE FULL RESULTS OF HER LUNCHTIME LIPO FOR A FEW WEEKS,
BUT MOMENTS AFTER THE PROCEDURE...SHE'S SURE...THEY'LL BE NO LOVE LOST
FOR THOSE LOVE HANDLES. DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))
Many brides would be happy if their wedding photos made it in a big magazine.
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Not Hollywood starlet Catherine Zeta Jones who today told a London court of her tearful distress at seeing unauthorized photos of her wedding in "Hello" magazine.
The magazine hit the newstands three days before its rival OK magazine which paid one a half million dollars for exclusive coverage of the wedding.
Zeta- Jones and husband Michael Douglas are suing Hello magazine for 815 thousand dollars for loss of income and damage to their careers because of the poor quality of the shots.
The magazine says the couple forfeited any rights to privacy by actively seeking publicity for the event.
You could say fire crews in Louisville, Kentucky experienced a Tequila Sunrise this morning.
They were cleaning up 18-hundred gallons of Pepe Lopez tequila that spilled at the distillery.
An employee was unloading a tanker truck of the alcohol, but put the hose into a receiving tank that was already full.
The tequila overflowed at about 100 gallons a minute.
The fire department called in a hazardous materials team because the 80-proof liquor is flammable.
Coming up, a little later, we'll go behind the scenes of the Westmister Dog Show,
Plus we'll tell you why a cat is top dog with a local canine cop.
Coming up next, we'll look at today's stock market numbers,
and Mike Stevens will have the early qualifying results plus some bad news for a big name driver.
Iraq's promise to cooperate more fully with U-N Weapons Inspectors gave investors the courage to get back into the stock market today.
Alexis Christoforous reports.
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Good evening everybody - qualifying at Daytona was rained out yesterday for the first time 20 years.
This afternoon it was again delayed for an hour.
Finally, shortly after two it got underway with 49 cars trying to grab one of the two front row spots that were up for grabs.
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Among those hoping for a good run was defending Winston Cup champ Tony Stewart.
But shortly after Stewart took the green flag - he lost a valve and cut the car off save the engine.
He will have to start in the back in Thursday's Twin Qualifiers.
The time trials just wrapped up about 15 minutes ago, and
Jeff Green wins the pole with Dale Junior on the outside. Only those two spots in the Daytona 500 were locked up today.
We'll check in with Travis Wells at Daytona tonight on News 7 at Six.
The 13 and 8 Roanoke College men's basketball team battles 21 and OH Hampden-Sydney tonight at seven at the Bast Center in Salem. The Tigers are outscoring oppoents on average 86 to 59 and out rebounding teams 42 to 31. Sydney has had the Maroons number of late. Steve Mason has pregame warm ups.
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The weather hardly makes it seem like baseball weather, but last night the annual Salem-Roanoke baseball hall of fame hot stove banquet warmed things up a bit and this morning
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the Avalanche welcomed its new manager to town and showed off its new colors for the upcoming season.
Brick Red has replaced the purple, and John Massarelli, who has managed in the Midwest League and New York-Penn League takes over the managerial reins of the team.
We'll hear from him tonight on News 7 at Six.
Also at the top of the hour - details of some Big East an ACC props for Ieva Kublina and Travis Watson.
Have a safe night folks.
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The Granddady of all dog shows is underway at New York's Madison Sqaure Garden.
As Stacy Case tells us, the Westminster Dog Show attracts the best breeds from around the world.
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((TRACK: AT THE WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW.....
NAT: (scissors )
TRACK: IT'S ALL ABOUT MAKING THE CUT. WHETHER IT'S (23:50:21)
ROSETTES ON THE RUMP. OR DREDLOCKS---
SOT: that's wooly bully
TRACK: THE JUDGES LOVE GREAT HAIR.
STAND UP BRIDGE: STACY CASE/REPORTING
everyone has their favorite, but the hot spray this year is "hold it"
and IT DOES!
SUPER: (RACHEL CORBIN/PROFESSIONAL GROOMER)
you go out in the wind and it wouldn't go anywhere
TRACK: I NEED SOME OF THAT. THEN AGAIN, WHY NOT THROW IT UP IN A PONY
TAIL--- NOT THAT TIGHT.
NAT: (hairdryer )
TRACK: THEY'RE PRIMPED AND PRODDED, PETTED AND PAMPERED. (23:59:56) A
CAT NAP HERE AND THERE. AHHHHH-- A DAY AT THE SPA.
NAT SOT: (no super/too quick)
she loves my husband to cook her grilled chicken in south mississippi
TRACK: WHERE'S HER MOUTH?
IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT THE LOCKS--- PERSONALITY COUNTS TOO.
OH NO, A CASE OF STAGE FRIGHT
NAT SOT: she's up, she's baiting and she's ready to go
I BET HE IS TOO.
TRACK:ON THE GREEN CARPET, THIS IS WHERE YOU PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD.
36 JUDGES, 2600 DOGS, AND ONLY ONE BEST OF SHOW--THAT'S ENOUGH TO KEEP
ANY TAIL WAGGING. STACY CASE/CBS NEWS, NEW YORK
A feline appears to have infiltrated Franklin County's K-9 Unit.
In the sheriff's office, portraits of K-9s and their handlers are hung proudly.
There's Deputy Kelvin Pruett and his drug dog, a black Lab named Jack.
There's Deputy John Lavinder and his bloodhound Daisy.
There's Deputy Riley Hodges and his German Shepherd Zoff.
And THEN there's Deputy Bob Eames and his Persian cat Cedric.
Eames put up the portrait as a joke, but claims the cat can hold its own against criminals.