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The deadline is fast approaching for U-N weapons inspectors to submit their findings to the security council.
Meanwhile, war preparations are causing division among members of NATO.
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And, the head of Homeland Security clarifies the meaning of "Code Orange" when it comes to the threat of terrorism.

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Another taste of winter weather pushes through the area as we could see a few more snow showers before it's all said and done. I'll have your forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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NATO is divided, as the U-S continues pushing for war against Saddam Hussein.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Three NATO members are saying not so fast--
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They're blocking the alliance from taking steps toward protecting Turkey from an Iraqi attack in the event of war.
Aleen Sirgany is in Washington with the latest.
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IN WHAT COULD THROW A WRENCH IN A POSSIBLE U-S LED COALITION AGAINST IRAQ, NATO IS NOW DIVIDED.
FRANCE, GERMANY AND BELGIUM ARE BLOCKING A PLAN TO HELP PROTECT TURKEY IN THE EVENT OF AN IRAQI ATTACK.. SAYING THAT WOULD SIGNAL CONFLICT IS INEVITABLE.
BUT U-S ALLIES, INCLUDING BRITAIN, SAY A COMPROMISE IS POSSIBLE.

(SOT)LORD GEORGE ROBERTSON/NATO SECRETARY GENERAL: There is a very

heated argument inside NATO about the timing, but that is what it's about, it's about the timing. And clearly, if we haven't achieved an agreement after three weeks of discussion, then that argument is of a serious nature.
MEANWHILE, AFTER A CRITICAL ROUND OF TALKS IN BAGHDAD, THE U-NS TOP INSPECTORS ARE WALKING A TIGHTROPE. THEIR MEETINGS WON FEW CONCESSIONS FROM THE IRAQIS, BUT DAYS BEFORE INSPECTORS MUST SUBMIT THEIR FINDINGS TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL,THEY SAY THEY ARE SEEING SIGNS OF HOPE.

(SOT)HANS BLIX/CHIEF U.N WEAPONS INSPECTOR

"It's a pity that we didn't move further, we moved a bit."
NOW IT'S A WAITING GAME TO SEE IF IRAQ WILL FOLLOW THROUGH AND ALLOW U-2 FLIGHTS TO AID INSPECTORS, OR PROVIDE MORE DOCUMENTS SHOWING PROOF OF DISARMAMENT. A COMPLETE CHANGE OF HEART MAY BE ALL THAT CAN AVOID WAR...AND THE INSPECTORS KNOW IT.

(SOT)MOHAMED ELBARADEI/INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY

"We leave with a sense of cautious optimism and I hope we see concrete action in the next few days."
BUT THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION DOESNT BUY IT AND CAUTIONS AGAINST BEING FOOLED BY AN 11TH HOUR PLOY BY SADDAM HUSSEIN.

(SOT)DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE



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The head of an Islamic charity in Chicago has pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.
Enaam Arnaout (EE'-nam ahr-NAHT') pleaded guilty this morning.
Prosecutors have linked Arnaout to Osama bin Laden, but he hasn't admitted to any connections with the terrorist mastermind.
He did, however, confess that he sent some money raised by his charity to help rebels fighting in Chechnya.
Arnaout could face up to 20 years in prison.

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Meanwhile, concerns about terrorism prompted law enforcement agencies across the country to beef up security this weekend.
That, after federal officials put the U-S at its second- highest terror alert.
The nation's color- coded system was raised from yellow to orange, which indicates a high risk for a terrorist attack.
This morning U-S Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge offered some advice to the American public.
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Ridge says these are the "most significant" set of warnings since those issued just before the 9-11 attacks.

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A NASA-appointed board is now in charge of the investigation of the Shuttle Columbia disaster.
Elizabeth Sanchez reports from Johnson Space Center, where the board is meeting.
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((It could be ice or a piece of the shuttle itself. Air Force Command radar shows an object speeding away from the spacecraft...on day two of the mission. And it may be a vital clue for teams investigating the loss of Columbia. An independent board has now taken over the probe.. .

SOT: Sean OKeefe, NASA Administrator


Track: Investigators have a lot to look over, including a hatch door found over the weekend in Texas and Air Force photos that may show damage the shuttle's left wing.

SOT:Bill Harwood, CBS Space Analyst

I dont think theyve ruled out anything. I think probably some of the engineers have their favorite theories, but nothings been ruled out.
Track: There is also the more than 12-thousand pieces of debris believed to be from the shuttle. Investigators will try to reassemble as much of it as possible, hoping to find clues.
Nat: In Israel the remains of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon have arrived for a ceremony and burial....he was the first space pioneer from his country.
Stand up: The new independent board has less than two months to complete its work, but they say want to get it right and may ask the deadline to be extended. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS news, Houston. ))
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Coming up next on the newscast, the city of Roanoke looks at ways to improve downtown parking. Also we'll have chef Paula Deen show us how to cook some down home food for your special Valentine. [music up full] [comm1]

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Many localities are finding out that this budget season will be difficult to manage.
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Leaders in Henry County expect revenues to be flat for the upcoming 2004 budget year.
This will also be the first year the county feels the full effects of the recent closing of V-F Imagewear.
The county is set to lose 1.6 million dollars in revenue from V-F.
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((TIM HALL/COUNTY SPOKESPERSON: VF IMAGEWEAR WAS A MAJOR TAX PAYER IN HENRY COUNTY AND OBVIOUSLY THEY DON'T HAVE A PRESENCE HERE ANYMORE SO THAT'S GOING TO EFFECT OUR BUDGET AND THAT'S WHERE RIPPLE COMES IN. IF IT EFFECTS THE COUNTY'S BUDGET IT ALSO EFFECTS THE SCHOOL'S BUDGET, IT EFFECTS PUBLIC SAFETY'S BUDGET, IT EFFECTS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT'S BUDGET SO THERE IS TOUGH CHOICES AND TOUGH DECISIONS TO BE MADE.))
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Hall says he doesn't see the county raising taxes to make up for any budget shortfall.
The county will hold several public hearings in the next few months before the Board of Supervisors adopts a budget.


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Some proposed changes could make it easier to park in Downtown Roanoke.
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A new city study says the Church Avenue corridor alone needs an additional 450 parking spaces.
City officials are considering construction of a parking garage that could serve the courthouse, police department, Red Cross, YMCA, and Jefferson Center.
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((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I AM MOST HAPPY ABOUT JOE IS THE FACT THAT WE'RE THINKING MORE IN TERMS OF STRUCTURED PARKING INSTEAD OF SURFACE PARKING. I JUST THINK THAT DOWNTOWN LAND IS WAY TOO VALUABLE TO HAVE SURFACE PARKING WHEN WE CAN USE THAT FOR SO MANY OTHER GOOD ENTERPRISES IN THE CITY.))
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The parking study identified at least four possible sites, but city officials say they want to talk with potential partners before deciding where a new garage should be located.
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A new medical school could be the best medicine for rural areas in need of a doctor.
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It has been nearly a year since ground was broken on the new school of Osteopathic Medicine.
The new 20 million dollar facility is currently under construction in Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center.
The goal of the school is to educate students, who will one day hopefully work in rural areas.
The school's dean says two thirds of the class has already been accepted.
There are just 150 spots and classes are set to begin in August.
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She was newly divorced with two children, and had only 200- dollars to her name.
But it was then that Chef Paula Deen began her catering business in Savannah, Georgia.
Now she's the owner of a restaurant and the author of several cookbooks.
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Viewers also know her as the host of "Paula's Home Cooking" on the Food Network.
She joins us via satellite this afternoon.
Hi Paula.
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(You're pretty new to the Food T-V line-up... Was it always a goal for you to have your own cooking program?)



(Where did most of your recipes come from-- Are they largely from your own family?)



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(What is your favorite dish, or do you have one? Any good dessert ideas for Valentine's Day?)



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Thanks for joining us this afternoon.
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Coming up next,
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we will tell you why Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones are heading to court, despite an almost PICTURE PERFECT marriage.
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Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is starring in a real- life courtroom drama.
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The star of the movie musical "Chicago" was in a London courtroom this morning.
She and husband Michael Douglas are suing a British magazine.
The Hollywood power couple says the tabloid, "Hello!" printed photos of their wedding reception without their permission.
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Zeta-Jones adds that one of the pictures made her look large -- at a time when it was important for her career that she get her figure back after giving birth to her first child.
She is now pregnant with their second child.

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 37 points. The NASDAQ has gained seven.

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We will have to wait until this afternoon to find out who will sit on the pole at Daytona. That story after the break,
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and the N-B-A decides to take its time in the annual All Star game.
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The most dominant competitor at Daytona International Speedway yesterday was the RAIN, which was supposed to come 48 hours earlier.
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The normally sunny and pleasant Daytona area looked more like a mild monsoon had hit.
Crews and teams worked quickly to get their cars out of the rain and into the garage.
Qualifying has been moved to today at one o'clock.
Winston Cup qualifying, which was originally scheduled for this afternoon has been canceled.
Joe Nemechek had the fastest speed in Saturday's two Winston cup practice sessions.
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The NBA all star game in Atlanta featured the world's best.
But all eyes were on the greatest of all time, Michael Jordan.
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Jordan played in his final all star game of his career.
He was not supposed to start, but former Tarheel Vince Carter gave way to his university's famous alum.
Jordan finished with 18 points, and at halftime, he was serenaded to by Mariah Carey.
She sang the song, "Hero, " especially for Jordan.
He then addressed the all star audience.
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It took two overtimes, but the West finally beat the East 155 to 145.
Kevin Garnett scored a game-high 37 points to take M-V-P honors.
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Major League Baseball Houston Astros closer Billy Wagner was one of five diamond stars inducted into the Salem-Roanoke Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony at the Salem Civic Center last night.
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Wagner played college baseball at Ferrum and is a Virginia native.
Wagner, who attended last night's ceremony, is one of the top closers in the majors.
But last night's honor meant as much to him as being a major league star.
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Longtime Glenvar baseball coach Larry Wood was also part of the honors, but the ex-Highlander skipper is still in shock over being voted in.
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Other inductees include former Virginia Tech standout and seven year major leaguer Leo Burke, former Salem Pirates General manager Morris Cregger, and one- time Salem Pirates pitcher Doug "Lefty" Nelson.
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