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All eyes were on Hans Blix this morning, as the chief U-N weapons inspector gave his latest report on Iraq.
He says there's more cooperation, but not enough honesty when it comes to banned weapons.
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And, the threat of winter weather this weekend is bringing concerns about power outages.
We'll have a live report.
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Rain, snow, sleet, and freezing rain is heading our way. How will it affect your weekend plans. I'll let you know in the forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Winter Weather is once again taking aim on the News 7 viewing area.
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Depending on your point of view, you've either dreaded or looked forward to this weekend's weather.
Now it's just about here.
Let's head over to the Weather Center and talk with Leo Hirsbrunner, and find out what we can expect. [WX-Tease] ((TOSS TO LEO)) [2/14/2003]
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We haven't seen any rain or snow yet here in the Roanoke Valley, but the threat of signficant or severe winter weather hangs over Western Virginia again this afternoon.
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Joe Dashiell is in Roanoke County with more on all the preparations.
Joe?
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Joe adlibs. ((ROLLCUE:..storm will bring.))
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It's a pivotal day at the United Nations, one that could mean the difference between war with Iraq and peace.
Top weapons inspectors presented their latest report to the security council today.
Stacy Case reports from the U-N.
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[SUPER=01-Hans Blix/Chief U. N. Weapons Inspector;]
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((
PKG: LOCATOR: (New York) TRACK: WHAT HE SAID AND THE WAY HE SAID IT WAS UNDER CLOSE WATCH AT THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL THIS MORNING. CHIEF WEAPONS INSPECTOR HANS BLIX, FRESH OFF A TRIP TO IRAQ, WAS BACK IN THE HOT
SEAT--- CHARGED WITH TELLING THE WORLD WHETHER OR NOT SADDAM HUSSEIN IS

BREAKING THE RULES.
SUPER: HANS BLIX/CHIEF U-N WEAPONS INSPECTOR
(not verbatim: ........weapons not accounted for )


TRACK: ALL TOLD-- IT WAS A MIXED BAG. ON THE ONE HAND TOP INSPECTORS, BLIX AND MOHAMMED ELBARADEI, REPORTED IRAQ HAS EXTENDED MORE COOPERATION
IN RECENT DAYS----

BUT STILL MAY BE DEVELOPING NEW MISSILE SYSTEM.....AND STILL HASN'T ACCOUNTED FOR ALL BANNED WEAPONS.
SUPER: BLIX
(not verbatim: .......not inspector's job to find weapons...Iraq to do

that)
TRACK: IRAQ, HOPING BLIX AND ELBARADEI, WOULD NOT SERVE UP AMMUNITION
FOR WASHINGTON TO GO TO WAR---

OFFERED ITS OWN OLIVE BRANCH OF SORTS. HALF A WORLD AWAY, SADDAM HUSSEIN ISSUED A PRESIDENTIAL DECREE BANNING WEAPONS OF MASS
DESTRUCTION---- A LONG STANDING U-N DEMAND.


NAT: (u-n meeting) TRACK: 10 FOREIGN MINISTERS AND U-S SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL SAT AT THE HORSESHOE SHAPED TABLE, WITH EACH MEMBER FIRMLY STANDING ITS GROUND. FRANCE, GERMANY, RUSSIA AND CHINA SAY INSPECTORS NEED MORE TIME. THE U-S AND GREAT BRITIAN SAY TIME HAS RUN OUT.
STAND UP: STACY CASE/REPORTING NOW THE HEAVILY DIVIDED SIDES PLAN TO PROPOSE NEW SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS. FRANCE WANTS TO TRIPLE THE NUMBER OF INSPECTORS. THE U-S AND BRITIAN COULD PROPOSE A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING WAR AS EARLY AS TOMORROW. STACY CASE, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK. ))
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U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell is expected to address the security council momentarily. We will take his address live if it occurs during the newscast.

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After raising the nation's terror alert status and fears, a senior government official now says some of the information that led to the heightened state may have been bogus.
Officials have drawn that conclusion based on a polygraph test given to terrorist suspects.
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Meanwhile, fears of terrorism prompted a major re- construction of what's considered the most high- profile building in San Francisco.
White barriers that were placed around the Trans-America Pyramid after 9-11 will be replaced with steel pillars.
They'll form a barricade around the base of the building.
The owners want to enhance security, while preserving the pyramid's aesthetic qualities.
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A blast destroyed several houses in southern Colombia today, just as authorities were searching one of the homes for explosives.
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Authorities say 15 people died and 30 others were wounded in the blast.
The explosion leveled five houses and severely damaged 30 others.
Prosecutors believe rebels set off the bomb, in the latest attempt to kill Colombia's president.
Other authorities believe the rebels may have lured police to the building, and then set off the explosives.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a woman convicted of killing her husband could learn her fate today.
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Plus the man once known as the Preppie Killer is set free from prison. We'll see what Robert Chambers plans next.
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He became known as the "preppie killer" in the late '80s.
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Robert Chambers ignored reporters as he was released today from prison after serving 15 years.
Chambers confessed to strangling 18- year- old Jennifer Levin in Central Park.
He'd said it was an accident.
Prosecutors said he killed her in a rage.
Chambers says he would now like to pursue a college degree and one day, even work with prison inmates as a counselor.
He adds he'd also like to begin paying the 25- million dollar wrongful death settlement awarded to Levin's family.
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She's been convicted of murdering her husband, now Clara Harris is awaiting another decision from a Houston jury-- her sentence.
Elizabeth Sanchez brings us up to date.
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(( On what would have been her eleventh wedding anniversary Clara Harris waits to find out what her future holds .
A jury convicted the Houston Dentist of killing her unfaithful husband with her Mercedez Benz....now it's the jury's job to decide her punishment. If they believe the murder took place during a moment of sudden passion....Clara Harris can be sentenced to probation. However the jury may show no mercy and sentence her to life.

sot: MIA MAGNESS/PROSECUTOR
(Penatentiary ....not probation)


During the punishment phase the prosecution called only one witness the couples teenage daughter Lindsey. She was a passenger in the car when her father was struck. Prosecutors say David Harris was struck three times when an angry Clara Harris caught him with his mistress.
On the stand Lindsay Harris told the jury she tried to commit suicide and has become estranged from her grandparents because of their support for the defendant.
The Defense, trying to convince the jury to be lenient, called the victims father to testify. Gerald Harris said
(graphic)We feel like a member of our family has erred and we forgive

her that. We dont feel like Clara intended to kill David.

SOT: George Parnham/Defense Attorney.


Throughout the trial, Clara Harris has been emotional, tearful.and again today...after a night in jail....she continued to show the strain.
Stand Up: TO COME....LASTEST FROM THIS MORNING. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS new, Houston. ))

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The House of Delegates passed a ban on late-term abortions yesterday.
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The bill would make it a felony to kill a fetus that has partially emerged from the birth canal.
The legislation has passed both the Senate and House by veto-proof margins.
Last year Governor Mark Warner vetoed a ban on partial-birth abortions.
But Senator Steve Newman says this year's bill is substantially different and he hopes the governor will sign it.
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE PROTECT HALF-BORN LIFE LITERALLY HALF-BORN LIFE IN THIS COMMONWEALTH. AND SO THAT'S THE REASON WHY WE'RE GOING TO SEND THE BILL UP TO THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE AND I STILL HOLD OUT HOPE THAT HE WILL SUPPORT US IN THAT EFFORT.))
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Also yesterday, a Senate Committee killed a handful of anti-abortion measures.
But committee members did approve a bill requiring parental consent before girls 17 or younger can get an abortion.
Under current law, the state requires only that a parent be notified.
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A Roanoke museum won't get any help from Richmond.
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The House of Delegates voted to re-refer a bill that allows taxpayers to donate part of their income tax refund to the Art Museum of Western Virginia.
Supporters say yesterday's vote essentially killed the measure.
Opponents say it's unfair to have a tax refund checkoff that benefits only one museum in the state.
But area lawmakers say museums in southwest Virginia are in greater need of funding than cultural centers in other parts of the state.
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((DELEGATE JIM SHULER/D-BLACKSBURG: AND ALL OUR STUDENTS AND PEOPLE SAY THEY CAN'T MAKE IT TO RICHMOND WHERE ALL THE MONEY GOES.))
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The Senate passed a similar measure last month.
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