Today on News 7 at 5, the U-S and Great Britain tell the U-N that Iraq has failed to take advantage of its last chanceto disarm peacefully.
Also we will see how Roanoke is cleaning up following the weekend's flooding.
After a weekend of flooding, I wish the weather pattern would turn fair for awhile, but that is not the case. In fact winter returns by midweek. Details ahead.
An earthquake shakes parts of China. More than 250 people are dead.
On Healthcheck, testing of an AIDS vaccine gets mixed reviews.
Plus Mike Stevens will have highlights from today's Busch race.
News 7 at 5 is next.
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The U-S, the British and Spain submit a resolution to the United Nations declaring that Iraq has missed the final opportunity to disarm peacefully while more U-S troops arrive in Kuwait.
The resolution was formally submitted late this afternoon. It does not set any deadlines, but U-S and British officials have made it clear they want the Security Council to vote by mid March.
Meanwhile Saddam Hussein speaks to CBS News in an exclusive interview that just concluded.
Scott Reppoport has more on what Saddam has to say.
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((IN AN EXCLUSIVE CBS NEWS INTERVIEW WITH DAN RATHER, SADDAM HUSSEIN SAYS
HE WILL RESIST EFFORTS TO DESTSROY ANY OF HIS MOST ADVANCED AL-SAMOUD
MISSILES, WHICH GO BEYOND THE LIMIT ALLOWED BY THE U-N.
BLIX HAD SET A DESTRUCTION DEADLINE FOR THIS WEEKEND, BUT SADDAM FLATLY
DENIED TO RATHER THAT THE WEAPONS VIOLATE U-N MANDATES. THE REFUSAL
ADDS MORE FUEL TO THE U-S AND BRITAIN'S FIRE AS THEY INTRODUCE A NEW
RESOLUTION TO THE SECURITY COUNSEL THAT CITES IRAQ'S FAILURE TO
DISARM....AND WARNS OF QUOTE "SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES."
JACK STRAW/BRITISH FOREIGN MINISTER:
The Iraqi regime has failed to take its final opportunity to comply with the United Nations Security Council resolution 1441.
THE U.S. AND BRITAN SEE THE MEASURE AS A GREEN LIGHT TO WAR...AND ARE
CALLING FOR A VOTE ON IT NO LATER THAN MID MARCH.
BUSH "... to make it clear to Saddam that the demands of the world
and the United Nations will be enforced."
BUT GETTING THE RESOLUTION PASSED WON'T BE EASY. 11 OF THE 15 COUNCIL
MEMBERS WANT DIPLOMACY, NOT WAR...INCLUDING 3 WHO HAVE VETO POWER. AND
NOW, FRANCE, GERMANY AND RUSSIA HAVE NOW SUBMITTED THEIR OWN PROPOSAL TO
THE U.N. FOR A STEP BY STEP DISARMAMENT OF IRAQ OVER TIME...TO COUNTER
SCOTT RAPOPORT / CBS NEWS.))
The floodwaters have receded, but western Virginia is still dealing with the effects of this weekend's high water.
The city of Roanoke has been assessing the damage, documenting the high water mark and identifying debris that must be removed.
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Joe Dashiell is along the Roanoke River this evening, with more on that effort.
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Jean, this was a significant event in the history of flooding along the Roanoke River, the worst flooding city officials say in the last ten years.
As we found today, many are scraping away the mud, and making the best of a bad situation.
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((Monday morning brought a muddy mess for businesses and civic facilities located along the Roanoke River. A thick layer left plenty of work for the heavy equipment... and the high pressure hose.
And plenty of work for the city's engineering staff, assessing damage and debris, documenting the high water mark.
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((WE USE THIS FOR BENCHMARKING HISTORIC FLOODS, TO ASSESS THE RAINFALL AND THE PRECIPITATION AGAINST THE WATER LEVEL SO WE THAT WE TWEAK OUR MODEL AND BE ABLE TO PREDICT A LITTLE BETTER IN THE FUTURE.))
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In other neighborhoods, far from the banks of the Roanoke River, the problem was run-off...and high water that is still standing today.
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((IT'S RIGHT RUN-OFF DOWN THE HILL HERE JUST RIGH DOWN INTO THE VALLEY HERE, JUST PONDS UP MAKES A BOG MESS, CAN'T GET IN THE FRONT DOOR. GOTTA GO AROUND BACK.))
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A number of homes in that section of Roanoke County along Eastland Drive saw heavy run-off over the weekend, Jean
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Tonight on News 7 at Six we'll visit with a woman... who has been stranded in her home since Saturday.
A Vinton man was one victim of the weekend flooding
47-year old Donald Lynn Riddleberger drowned in Glade Creek.
He died when he drove his truck around the barriers on Walnut Street in Vinton.
Police and Fire officials had blocked off several streets- -as early as noon Saturday as the creeks started coming out of their banks.
Riddleberger was one of many people who ignored the barricades.
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((WE PUT THEM DOWN CLOSE TO THE WATER AND THEN WE HAD TO COME BACK AND BACK THEM UP SEVERAL BLOCKS. BUT THE ONES ON THE WEST SIDE OF THIS BRIDGE WERE THERE PERMANENTLY. WE PUT THEM FAR ENOUGH BACK THAT THERE WAS NO NEED TO DRIVE AROUND. YOU COULD SEE THAT THE WATER WAS THERE.))
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Adams was among those who helped recover Riddleberger's remains from the swollen creek yesterday, just as he did in the same exact place with another motorist 11 years ago.
Members of a local fire and rescue team say five years of training paid off in the weekend floods.
Salem's Swift Water Rescue has only had to rescue about five people from water in the last year.
But on Saturday, they were called upon to rescue 15 people trapped by flood waters.
Among them were the two men they plucked out of the Roanoke River near Elliston.
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((STEVE FORREN: CONSIDERING THE MAGNITUDE OF THE FLOODING THAT WE DID HAVE, THESE GUYS DONE GREAT. COULDN'T OF MADE SOMEBODY MORE PROUD. I EVEN HAD A GENTLEMAN THAT TRAINED ME IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA CALL ME AND CONGRATULATE US ON A JOB WELL DONE. ))
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The group is one of three swift water rescue teams in the state.... and the only one in southwest Virginia.
56 out of 62 people in the department have had SOME swift water rescue training.
They say it's important because 40 percent of firefighter fatalities happen during water rescues.
Survivors of last week's Rhode Island nightclub fire want to know why so many of their friends had to die. We'll have that after the break.
Plus more than two hundred people are killed as strong earthquakes hit parts of China.
A powerful earthquake shook Western China today- killing at least 257 people and injuring one thousand more.
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The quake measured six point eight on the Richter scale, destroying hundreds of homes and several other buildings and schools.
Emergency rescue teams are at the site with trained dogs searching for people who may still be trapped.
The region is predominately Muslim. Relatives of the victims have begun funeral rites for the dead- while officials organize relief supplies for survivors.
Family members and friends are holding grim vigils at hospitals in Rhode Island. They are waiting to hear that their loved ones have been identified from last week's fatal fire at a Warwick night club.
Ninety seven people were killed. So far 55 victims have been identified.
You are looking at a live picture as family members gather for a memorial service at the St. Gregory the Great Church in Warwick.
CBS' Jennifer Miller is there, where she says many people in the community are searching for answers.
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(FOUR DAYS AFTER ONE OF THE WORST TRAGEDIES IN THE STATE'S
HISTORY...RESIDENTS IN THIS SMALL WARWICK COMMUNITY KEEP ASKING THE SAME
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"WHY DID IT HAPPEN? WHY WERE PYROTECHNICS USED IN SUCH A SMALL PLACE.
IT WASN'T NECESSARY IN MY BELIEF."
97 PEOPLE PERISHED AND MORE THAN A HUNDRED INJURED WHEN A PYROTECHINICS
DISPLAY BY THE ROCK BAND, GREAT WHITE, INCINERATED A NIGHTCLUB. WITH
CONFLICTING ACCOUNTS OF WHETHER PERMISSION WAS GIVEN OR NOT... FOR THE
SPECIAL EFFECTS INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO PIECE TOGETHER WHAT
HAPPENED. THE BAND IS COOPERATING ....BUT THE CLUB OWNERS -
APPARENTLY.... ARE NOT.
SOT: PATRICK LYNCH/RHODE ISLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL (13:07:25
"IN MY ESTIMATION, BOTH MICHAEL DERDERIAN AND JEFF COULD ANSWER
QUESTIONS THAT WE ARE ALL HERE LOOKING FOR."
MANY OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS ARE WAITING FOR THE REMAINS OF THEIR LOVED
ONES. SEVERAL DOZEN VICTIMS HAVE YET TO BE IDENTIFIED, BUT OFFICIALS
SAY FORENSIC TEAMS ARE MAKING STEADY PROGRESS.
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"OUR HOPE AND EXPECTATION THAT THROUGHOUT THE BALANCE OF TODAY AND INTO
TONIGHT WE WILL HAVE POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED, LETS JUST SAY, THE MAJORITY
(STANDUP................ABOUT 80 SURVIVORS STILL IN HOSPITAL....HALF IN
An alligator attacks a woman in Florida-
The woman is alive but she lost part of her arm.
The woman was trimming brush near a pond behind her condominium.
Authorities say the eight foot long alligator latched
onto the 70 year old woman's arm just below the elbow and tried to drag her into the pond.
Helena Couto was saved by two neighbors who heard her scream and managed to pull her away.
A sheriff's deputy shot and killed the gator.
Officials cut into the alligator and retrieved the arm which was then flown to Tampa General Hospital for re-attachment surgery.
No word on whether that surgery was successful.
Nearly two decades after the AIDS virus was discovered, the results of the first full scale human trial of a vaccine have been made public.
Dr. Sean Kenniff reports.
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((THIS VIAL ONCE HELD HOPE THAT IT WOULD PROTECT PEOPLE FROM THE AIDS
IT IS SIMPLY A MEDICATION THAT SO FAR HAS NOT LIVED UP TO ITS PROMISE
RELEASED TODAY-- PHASE III TRIAL RESULTS-OF THE VAXGEN AIDS
VACCINECALLED AIDS-VAX ARE DISAPPOINTING.
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14:11:22 THE OVERALL RESULTS WERE THERE WAS IN FACT NO EFFICACY-NO
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THOSE WHO RECEIVED THE VACCINE AND THOSE WHO RECEIVED
AIDS-VAX IS THE ONLY VACCINE TO MAKE IT TO THIS LATE STAGE IN THE TRIAL
PROCESS USUALLY THE LAST STEP BEFORE F-D-A APPROVAL. BUT THE DRUG
FAILED TO PREVENT EVEN 30-PERCENT OF INFECTIONS.
BUT WHAT RESEARCHERS DID FIND IN THEIR DATA -WAS THAT ASIANS AND
AFRICAN AMERICANS DID SEEM TO BENEFIT FROM THE VACCINE.
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14:12:00 WE FOUND A REMARKABLE DIFFERENCE IN THE INCIDENCE OF INFECTION
BETWEEN THE VACCINE AND THE PLACEBO GROUP IN NON-CAUCASIAN POPULATIONS-A
FINDING THAT WAS TOTALLY UNEXPECTED.
BUT THIS GROUP WAS VERY SMALL PART OF THE STUDY GROUPONLY
6-PERCENT OR SO.AND THATS KEY TO UNDERSTANDING THE FINDINGS-SAYS DR.
JEFFREY JACOBSON - WHO WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN THE TRIAL.
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ISRAEL MEDICAL CTR.
01:15:25 I THINK ITS AN INTERESTING FINDING THAT SHOULD BE FURTHER
ANALYZED AND PERHAPS EXPLORED IN FURTHER STUDIES-BUT CERTAINLY CAN NOT
BE A DEFINITIVE CONCLUSION AT THIS POINT.
SO WHAT RESEARCHERS MAY NEED TO DO NOW ...IS GO BACK TO THE DRAWING
BOARD AND DESIGN A NEW STUDYSPECIFICALLY FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS.
TRANSLATION: IT COULD TAKE YEARS BEFORE WE KNOW OF AIDSVAX IS USEFUL IN
PREVENTING AIDS IN ANY POPULATION. DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))
Coming up next on the newscast, Robin says we could see some more winter weather before the end of the week.
Plus we'll have an update on just what all the moisture has meant to Roanoke's main water supply.
The recent snow and heavy rain has helped restore Roanoke's main water supply.
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Carvins Cove is now full.
Water began slowly flowing over the spillway this morning.
A year ago, the cove hit 22 feet below the spillway, sparking mandatory water restrictions for city residents that lasted until the fall.
Coming up after the break, Mike Stevens and Travis Wells will have a preview from the ODAC Championship,
plus we'll see if it takes a superhero to quiet down a highly promote fraternity party.
War jitters had investors reluctant to do any buying on Wall Street today.
Stocks also retreated as a new accounting problem depressed the market's mood.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Monday ticker.
Two familiar foes are getting set to lock horns in tonight's ODAC Tournament Championship game.
Travis Wells checks in now from the Salem Civic Center with a preview for us.
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The rain that blanketed the area over the weekend forced the postponement of the NASCAR Busch Series race in Rockingham, North Carolina on Saturday.
The event was moved back to today at 11am.
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Conditions were absolutely perfect in the sandhills of the Carolinas - although not too many folks made it back to the track for the race.
Actually it wasn't much of a race as Jamie McMurray led all but 5 of the 197 circuits in route to his second straight Busch victory at the Rock.
Pole sitter David Green on the outside - did a nice job of passing Todd Bodine on the final lap to take second place.
Stacy Compton hit the outside wall on the final lap and Stacy would finish 22nd today.
The biggest mishap occurred on lap 117 when Shane Hmiel was hit the rear by Larry Gunselman - the shove then sent Hmiel right into the side of Mike Wallace.
The race was red flagged 9 minutes for this mishap and Wallace and Hmiel almost came to blows.
Last week we told you that former Roanoke Express coach Perry Florio is back in coaching in Alaska.
Florio is the interim head coach for the Anchorage Aces of the West Coast Hockey league.
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The team is in last place, but Florio already has made a positive impact. In his first game behind the bench - the Aces beat the Idaho Steelheads. Idaho had not lost in 12 games.
Florio's team is in the midst of an 11 game homestand - if you can't make it up to Alaska - the games are broadcast on the internet at anchorage aces dot com.
Coming up at the top of the hour - the Dazzle has been led all season long by UVa product Cory Alexander - tonight we'll check out his passion for cars.
Take care everybody - Jean will be right back in a moment.
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The movie "Daredevil" was able to fight off all challengers at the weekend box office.
For the second week in a row, the Ben Affleck movie is at the top of the heap.
With the 19 MILLION dollars it made this weekend, Daredevil has hit 70 million dollars in just 10 days.
The comedy ``Old School'' opened in second place, earning 17-and-a-half million dollars.
Several new dramas had modest to weak openings. ``The Life of David Gale,'' starring Kevin Spacey as a capital-punishment opponent who lands on death row, was number six. The Civil War epic ``Gods and Generals,'' featuring Robert Duvall debuted at number eight.