Coming up on News 7--
Joe Dashiell has a live report from an A-B-C hearing in downtown Roanoke, as civic center officials make a plea to sell more alcohol at events.
And, doctors at Duke University Hospital hope a teenager's second heart and lung transplant goes better than the first.
An earlier botched operation nearly killed her.
Could see some patchy drizzle tonight but a better chance of rain tomorrow. I'll have you weekend forecast.
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Critics of the plan to expand alcohol sales at the Roanoke Civic Center turned out this morning to express their opposition.
The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is holding a hearing downtown at the city's request.
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A five year old girl from Bedford County is listed in critical condition in an Asheville, North Carolina hospital after she was shot in the head.
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Conover North Carolina police say Rachel Sanchez was hit Monday night when the
bullet entered through the right rear passenger window of her grandfather's S-U-V. She was in the vehicle with Steve Lackey, his wife and two
grandchildren. The shooting occurred on Interstate 40.
Sanchez was transported to Mission Saint Joseph's Hospital in Asheville.
Officers searched the area Monday night and were back out again yesterday looking for evidence. No arrests have been made.
An explosion and fire at a factory in Kentucky has injured more than 20 workers.
Two people were reported missing earlier, but have since been located.
The blast took place at C-T-A Acoustics in Corbin, which is about 80 miles south of Lexington.
The plant makes sound-proofing material for cars.
An unknown chemical was released into the air, forcing authorities to evacuate some residents who live near the plant.
No word on what caused the explosion.
Bad weather is making the job even tougher for workers in Iran, as they try to recover the remains of more than 300 soldiers who died in a plane crash.
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Authorities say yesterday's crash in the mountains was Iran's worst air disaster ever.
The military plane was carrying members of Iran's elite Revolutionary guards.
They were members of the unit that guards Iran's border and protects its rulers.
Helicopters trying to reach the scene have been forced to turn back because of fog, rain, and high winds.
A teenager who was given a heart and lung that didn't match her blood type is in critical condition today after ANOTHER transplant surgery.
Doctors say Jessica Santillan (sahn-TEE-yahn) has a 50-50 chance of survival, but those odds are better than the ones she faced earlier.
Stacy Case has the story.
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17-YEAR-OLD JESICA SANTILLAN GOT ANOTHER CHANCE AT LIFE ... SHE'S
RECEIVED HER SECOND HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANT. A FAMILY ATTORNEY SAYS
JESICA'S NEW HEART IS NOW BEATING ON ITS OWN..
JESICA HAD BEEN CLINGING TO LIFE AFTER A BOTCHED SURGERY NEARLY KILLED
HER. DOCTORS AT DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER -- AN INSTITUTION
FAMOUS FOR TRANSPLANT SUCCESSES -- GAVE HER A HEART AND LUNG THAT DIDN'T
MATCH HER BLOOD TYPE. JESICA SINCE SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK AND SEIZURE.
A MACHINE WAS ALL THAT KEPT HER ALIVE.
Renee McCormick/CHARITY SPOKSWOMAN
"Dear Heavenly Father ..."
THE FAMILY DID NOT LOSE FAITH ... TRUSTING THEIR DAUGHTER'S LIFE TO THE
SAME SURGEONS WHO PERFORMED HER FIRST TRANSPLANT.
Mack Mahoney/Charity Spokesperson
"Barely hanging on, she's a very sick little girl."
A SPOKESPERSON FOR A CHARITY PAYING THE MEDICAL BILLS SAYS THERE IS ONLY
A 50-50 CHANCE OF SUCCESS, BUT ADDS THE NEW ORGANS ARE "AN INCREDIBLY
STACY CASE, CBS nEWS.))
Bedford County has its own D-M-V office again.
The department re-opened its Bedford Customer Service Center this morning.
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The office was one of a dozen shut down last October as a budget-cutting measure.
Now it is among the first six to re-open.
It means that anyone needing D-M-V services in the Bedford area no longer has to drive to Roanoke or Lynchburg.
The department promises to re-open the Rocky Mount center four weeks from today.
Virginia is close to relaxing the nation's most restrictive deadline for convicted felons to submit new evidence.
Yesterday, the House of Delegates approved a bill that extends the 21-day rule to a 90-day rule.
It would give those seeking to prove their innocence ten additional weeks to submit new evidence.
Opponents say ninety days is still not long enough to help those wrongfully convicted.
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The bill would do nothing to help Aleck Carpitcher.
The Roanoke County man is serving a 38-year prison term for sex crimes that his accuser now says never occurred.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a professor from Florida is arrested. His university says he has connections to terrorist organizations.
Also we will tell you what a group of American war protestors is doing in Iraq.
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Federal agents have arrested several people , including a Florida college professor who's accused of having ties to terrorism.
The F-B-I says three people were arrested in Tampa, one is in custody in Chicago, and several others were arrested overseas.
A professor at the University of South Florida, Sami Al-Arian was led in handcuffs to the federal courthouse in Tampa.
His indictment will remain sealed until a hearing later this afternoon.
Al-Arian was placed on forced leave, and was banned from the campus shortly after the 9-11 attacks.
The university says he founded organizations that support terrorism.
As Saddam Hussein meets with his war cabinet, Turkey-- a key staging post for a possible war-- is still keeping U-S officials waiting.
Aleen Sirgany brings us up to date from Washington.
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MEETING WITH THE HEAD OF NATO IN WASHINGTON, SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN
POWELL SAID HE HOPES TO GET A FINAL ANSWER FROM TURKEY BY THE END OF THE
DAY ON WHETHER OR NOT IT WILL ALLOW U.S TROOPS TO BE STATIONED THERE.
EVEN THOUGH TURKEY IS DEMANDING BILLIONS MORE IN U.S AID, POWELL WARNS
THE U.S ISNT BUDGING.
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I reaffirmed our position.thats our ceiling
THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE, AS U-S WARSHIPS IDLE OFF
THE COAST OF TURKEY. AND WAR PLANS WOULD NEED TO BE REDRAWN IF THE
MILITARY CAN'T USE TURKEY AS A NORTHERN STAGING AREA.
TRYING TO GET THE U-N ON BOARD FOR A POSSIBLE WAR, THE U.S IS NOW
EXPECTED TO INTRODUCE A NEW U.N RESOLUTION NEXT WEEK...EVEN THOUGH SO
FAR THERE ARENT THE NINE VOTES NEEDED IN THE SECURITY COUNCIL.
we still believe a new resolution is appropriatemake the case
MAKING "THEIR" CASE AGAINST WAR, DEMONSTRATORS, ACTING AS HUMAN SHIELDS,
CONTINUE TO TAKE TO THE STREETS OF IRAQ AND SADDAM HUSSEIN GATHERED
HIS TOP MILITARY COMMANDERS TO TALK WAR AND DISCUSS HOW TO QUOTE
"INFLICT DEFEAT ON THE EVIL AGGRESSORS."
us continues to prepare for war, says it's not a bluff. ALEEN SIRGANY,
A small group of American peace protestors from New York to Milwaukee have visted a Baghdad bomb shelter, where Iraqis claim American bombs killed hundreds of civilians in the last Gulf War.
Kimberly Dozier reports.
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((Baghdad, 1991 - two U.S. bombs hit the Amaria bomb shelter in
Baghdad. American forces believed it to be a military target.
Iraq says four-hundred-and-seven people died, fifty-four of them
The shelter...has been turned into a shrine.
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Complete, with a guide.
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"The first bomb penetrated like a drill, make a big hole."
This tragedy has drawn a small group of American protestors, to warn
it could happen again.
"We say to President George Bush, we will not allow you to commit
violence in our name."
Before a curious audience, they sat in silence for
four-hundred-and-seven seconds, in honor of each victim.
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Michelle Riddell traveled here from New Paul, New York.
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"We kill beautiful, innocent people, and I won't have it anymore. The
mothers of the world unite. That's what I ask."
Ryan Clancy from Milwaukee, says this is also about protecting more
innocent Americans from another September eleventh.
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"If we do this, we lose any moral high ground that we once had, and we
make us the target again. As an American, that worries me personally."
So some of these Americans will stay here, trying to protect Iraq and
their own country, from the consequences of American bombs. KD, CBS
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Coming up next on the newscast, the winter weather could create more problems than originally thought for school systems.
Also we will tell you why problems in Mexico could lead to the spread of AIDS in America.
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Doctors tracing the spread of AIDS across the globe are examining a dangerous trend in Mexico.
As Dr. Mike Rosen tells us, it something that could lead to more cases here in the U-S.
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((THE NEXT MAJOR BATTLEFRONT IN THE WAR AGAINST AIDS MAY BE HERE(NAT)
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ALONG OUR BORDER WITH MEXICO
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ALL THE VECTORS ARE THERE FOR IT TO SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY
PROFESSOR ALVELARDO VALDEZ AND HIS TEAM OF RESEARCHERS FROM THE
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON JUST COMPLETED THEIR 2ND STUDY ON SEX WORKERS IN
BORDER TOWNS ALONG THE TEXAS-MEXICO LINEAND FOUND CONDITIONS RAPIDLY
REACHING THE BOILING POINT.
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SINCE 9-11 AND SINCE THE TIGHTENING OF THE BORDERS EVEN BEFORE 9-11, A
LOT OF DRUGS ARE REMAINING IN THOSE REGIONS.
AND SO WITH MORE DRUGS FLOATING AROUND-- DRUG USE -AND MORE IMPORTANTLY
-INTRAVENOUS DRUG USEIS ON THE RISE RAISING THE RISK OF HIV/AIDS--
ESPECIALLY AMONG SEX WORKERSWHO CATER TO MANY AMERICAN TOURISTS AND
TRANSPORTATION WORKERS-LIKE TRUCK DRIVERS. THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE U-S
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WE KNOW IT WAS THRU THE SAME MECHANISM - PARTICULARLY --THE LONG-HAUL
TRUCK DRIVERS-HOW AIDS SPREAD IN AFRICA.
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BY THE TIME THAT TRUCK DRIVER HAD RETURNED HOME-IT WAS VERY POSSIBLE
THAT HE HAD PICKED UP HIV AND WOULD NOW GIVE THE VIRUS TO HIS FORMAL
PARTNER-THE WIFE OR GIRLFRIEND AT HOME.
EXPERTS FEAR HISTORY COULD REPEAT ITSELF ON THIS CONTINENT THIS TIME
WHERE WE ALREADY KNOW - WOMEN ARE INCREASINGLY BECOMING THE NEW
POPULATION... GETTING THE DISEASE. DR. MIKE ROSEN, CBS NEWS.))
Now that the snow days have piled up as fast as the snow itself, state education officials have a new problem to deal with.
In a little less than two weeks, students around the state are scheduled to take a portion of the standards of learning exam.
But with so much "time off" because of weather, the state is considering delaying the test by a week or more.
Students in 5th, 8th and 11th grade are scheduled to take the writing exam beginning March 3rd.
Yesterday, state education officials contacted school systems around Virginia for input including Roanoke County where students have missed eleven days.
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((DAVID WYMER/TESTING AND REMEDIATION ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR; NOT EVERY SCHOOL DIVISION IN THE STATE IS GOING TO BE IMPACTED THE SAME WAY BY THE WEATHER INTERRUPTIONS, I THINK THEY'RE LOOKING AT REALLY THREE OPTIONS, MAINTAINING THE SCHEDULE, MOVING IT BACK OR YOU KNOW GIVING THE SCHOOLS SYSTEMS THE OPTION TO EITHER KEEP IT WHERE IT IS OR MOVE IT BACK.))
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Virginia is somewhat limited in what it can do because the essay section of the test is supposed to be administered to students on the same day, because all schools in the state use the same exam.
State officials are expected to make a decision either today or Friday.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has dropped 60 points. The NASDAQ has gained one.
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Coming up after the break, we'll tell you about a team of hot dog police officers in Tennessee.
Also the state General Assembly took some time out yesterday to recognize the accomplishments of the most veteran Redskin.
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The marquee game in the ACC this week was in Durham last night, as Duke looked to stay perfect on its home floor.
Here's a good look at why Cameron Indoor Stadium is such a tremendous home court advantage for the Blue Devils.
Dantay Jones has become a DUNK Devil in recent games, and he hit another one last night on the Terps.
JJ Redick started slow but warmed up in the second half, as Duke beats Maryland and stays unbeaten at home.
The final was 75-to-70.
The Roanoke College women played their final home game of the season last night, hosting Lynchburg on Seniors' night.
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The Maroons have four seniors on this year's squad, including guard Meredith Evans from Floyd County.
They were honored in the pre-game.
Roanoke went to right to work, Number 15 Jennie Schafer had a career high 20 points in the game.
Senior Katrina Williams simply dominated the game, with her game high 24.
Lynchburg coach Richie Waggoner didn't have much to like last night.
Not a single player scored in double figures.
Roanoke whips Lynchburg 77-to-43.
The ODAC tournament for women is a week away.
One of the greatest Redskins off all time was honored in Richmond yesterday.
Darrell Green, a player for the Skins for all 20 of his years in the NFL, was recognized in both the house and senate.
Green was honored for his years with the Redskins - but mostly, he was honored for his work with the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation.
The assembly named a stretch of Route 28 in Loudoun County Darrell Green Boulevard yesterday afternoon.
Finally today, a police team in Tennessee wants to join the ranks of Friday and Gannon, Starsky and Hutch, Reed and Malloy...
In Shelby County, Tennessee, Deputy Mike FRANKS' partner is Deputy Gary BEANS.
Their lieutenant says he already had Franks on staff when Beans walked through the door -- and he knew what he had to do.
BEANS and FRANKS worked patrol together for a while, and were switched to accident investigation two years ago.
They say they've heard all the jokes.
Franks says they're both known as the Beenie Weenies.
Their boss might not be through assigning partners -- he has another deputy named Costello.
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