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The U-S and its allies are no longer asking for a U-N vote on the war resolution.
Instead, President Bush will take to the airwaves tonight, issuing a final ultimatum to Saddam Hussein.
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And former D-Day Memorial President Richard Burrow could receive another trial..



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Unsettled weather will continue for the upcoming work week with scattered showers in the forecast throught Friday. I'll have your 7-day planner.

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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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It appears diplomacy is over, and war with Iraq could be imminent.
The U-S will not seek another vote from the United Nations Security Council.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
President Bush is scheduled to address the American people tonight at 8.
White House officials say Bush will give Saddam Hussein a final ultimatum-- either leave the country or face war.


The speech was scheduled after U-S, British and Spanish diplomats announced they won't pursue a U-N vote on the war resolution.
Meanwhile, Saddam is quoted as saying that he once had weapons of mass destruction -- but not any more.
Iraq's news agency quotes Saddam as saying Iraq had the weapons for defensive purposes, and is not a "weapons collector."
Aleen Sirgany has the latest now from the White House.
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[SUPER=01-Jeremy Greenstock/British Ambassador to the U. N.;]
[SUPER=01-John Negroponte/U. S. Ambassador to the U. N.;]
[SUPER=01-Mohamed El Baradei/International Atomic Energy Agency;]
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[Middle-East]


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In the Gaza Strip today, seven Palestinians were killed during intense fighting.
One of the casualties was a four- year- old girl.
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The girl's aunt says she was killed by tank fire when Israeli troops raided a refugee camp.
The bloodshed was the latest blow to U-S and British efforts to promote peace between Israelis and Palestinians, as war against Iraq becomes more and more likely.
Today's raids come after an American protester was killed, while trying to prevent Israeli bulldozers from wrecking a Palestinian home.
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[Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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D-Day Memorial President Richard Burrow could be re-tried within 10 days ...OR the charges might be dropped ...only to be renewed months- -or even years- -from now.
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Burrow's friends and supporters packed the courtroom this morning. It was standing room only, as Burrow lawyers argued the indictment should be dismissed, because the government has taken too long to decide whether to retry the case.
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((I THINK THE COURT IS LOOKING AT IT. WE'RE NOW PAST THE 70 DAYS. IT'S A 70-DAY TIME FRAME, CLEAR AND SIMPLE.))
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...seventy days since the first trial ended in a hung jury, seven to five in favor of acquittal. The government has asked the court to set a new trial date, without actually saying whether it intends to pursue the fraud charges against Burrow again. The prosecutor told the judge that decision is up to U-S Attorney John Brownley, whose Reserve Unit has been called to active duty.
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((ULTIMATELY, HE RUNS THE OFFICE. IT'S MR. BROWNLEY'S DECISION TO MAKE.))
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Judge James Turk said he would make a ruling this week.

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Montgomery County authorities have now released the names of the people involved in a fatal accident yesterday.
It happened around 1:45 on Route 11 when a pickup hit a Ford Explorer head-on.
One of the passengers in the Explorer, 51-year-old Roy Hoops was killed. The driver of the pickup, 21-year-old Daniel Moore was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He is in critical condition. The driver of the Explorer and two children were also treated for non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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Authorities in Giles County have called off the search for two men whose boat capsized in the New River more than a week ago.
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Crews spent much of yesterday looking for the men. Relatives identify the two as 50- year old John Wagner of Roanoke and 36- year old Ty Hodges of Vinton. Searchers have been concentrating their efforts around the Ripplemead bridge.
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[Drug-Bust]


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State police plan to tell us a lot more later this afternoon about a multi-million dollar drug bust. According to a press release from the Salem office-- troopers seized more than two- million dollars in drugs after pulling over a tractor trailer. Two people were arrested.
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Coming up next on the newscast, family members try to stop the latest rumor about kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart.
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Plus we will tell you why the threat of war and terrorism could cost many students a part of their education outside the classroom.
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[Smart]


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A family spokesman is denying rumors that Elizabeth Smart may be pregnant.
He says the 15- year- old has been "thoroughly examined and tested."
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Suspect Brian Mitchell is expected to be charged with kidnapping later today.
Yesterday, an attorney said Mitchell considers Elizabeth one of his wives, and says he still loves her.
Meanwhile, Michell's father was interviewed this morning on "The Early Show."
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((SHIRL MITCHELL/BRIAN MITCHELL'S FATHER: IT DOES MAKE ME THUNDERSTRUCK THAT HE WOULD LEND HIMSELF LIABLE TO IMPRISONMENT FOR TAKING A MINOR. ))
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Shirl Mitchell says his son was in trouble a lot as a child, and often sought attention.
He adds that he hasn't seen Brian very often in the last 20 years.
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Residents in Southside will soon have a new multi million dollar heart center. Justin McLeod tells us how the facility will end up saving time, money and lives.
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It is a ribbon cutting that has been years in the making.
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((BRAD SEXAUER/DANVILLE REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM: WE'VE BEEN IN THE PLANNING STAGES THREE OR FOUR YEARS FOR THIS PROGRAM SO WE'RE REALLY EXCITED, FINALLY IS HAPPENING.)) [Runs07]
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What has happened is the new 7 million dollar Heart Center of the Piedmont.
Construction began last April and was recently completed here at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
The result is an 8,000 square feet facility that will house several surgical services including two operating rooms.

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((QUICK NAT SOUND OF VIDEO))
The procedures are needed.
Danville and the surrounding area has twice the statewide average of cardiac diseases.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IT IS ESTIMATED THAT ANYWHERE BETWEEN 300 AND 600 PEOPLE HERE IN SOUTHSIDE NEED SOME SORT OF HEART PROCEDURE IN A TYPICAL YEAR. IN THE PAST, THAT USUALLY MEANT A TRIP DOWN TO DUKE. SO WHAT DANVILLE HAS DONE IS BASICALLY BROUGHT DUKE HERE TO SOUTHSIDE.)) [Runs14]
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((QUICK NAT SOUND OF TOUR, DOCTOR TALKING?))
The partnership works like this.
Danville Regional provides the space, Duke provides the surgeon.
For patients, it is a chance to have access to treatment closer to home.
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((BILLIE BOAZE/DANVILLE RESIDENT: I'M JUST SO THANKFUL THAT THEY HAVE THIS HERE NOW BECAUSE IT COULD HAPPEN TO ME AGAIN AND I WOULD BE HERE IN MY HOMETOWN.)) [Runs09]
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She is not alone.
The center expects to perform more than 150 open heart procedures in its first year, proving the heart of the piedmont does beat a little stronger.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville. ))

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The threat of international terrorism is forcing some schools to reconsider trips abroad.
While some say the risk is too great, others argue the children are missing out on some real world opportunities.
Sharyl Attkisson has more.
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((The McLean High School band is in full practice mode...hoping against hope that its trip to China next month will go on as planned.

SOT: (MEGAN CONTENTO/ JUNIOR/)

AS OF NOW WE'RE GOING TO GO, AND I'M NOT GOING TO LET THE WAR STOP ME FROM GOING.
NARR: Not only do the students feel it is an honor to be asked to perform...they've worked hard to come up with the 25-hundred dollars it costs.

SOT: (SARAH DEISZ/FRESHMAN / )

WE JUST STOOD OUTSIDE SUPERMARKETS AND BEGGED FOR MONEY AND THEN WE HAD TWO FRUIT SALES!
NARR: Spring is when thousands of American students hit the road....taking their education out of the classroom and into the "real" world.

But the "real" world is threatned with war. Many trips are being rebooked away from once high risk areas like New York and Washington. Other trips- especially overseas- are being cancelled altogether.

SOT: DOMENECH (Fairfax Co. School Administrator/ )

"WE CONSIDER THE SAFETY OF THE STUDENTS TO BE THE PRIMARY ISSUE HERE."
NARR: McLean's band will go to China only if the government's new color alert system says it's safe. For now the risk is at yellow- the moderate level. War will change that.

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IF WE GO TO CODE RED ONE OF THE IMMMEDIATE EFFECTS OF THAT IS THE CANCELLATION OF OVERSEAS TRIPS AND ACTIVITIES."

SOT: (ERIC KNUDSON/ 7TH GRADER )

"I WOULD SAY GO! DEFINITELY"
NARR: These middle schoolers disagree. They just returned from a 10 day trip to France. They stayed with french families, and saw Paris for the first time.

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"PARIS, YOU ALWAYS HEAR ABOUT PARIS AS THE CITY OF ROMANCE...GIGGLES"

SOT: (MORENO CARRASCO/ PRINCIPAL/ )

"FOR THE STUDENTS THIS IS A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE"
NARR: Principal Moreno Carrasco understands parents' worry.

SOT: (CARRASCO/)

"BUT I THINK THE BENEFIT OF THESE TRIPS IS SO INCREDIBLE THAT WE TRULY SHOULD NOT LOSE SIGHT OF THOSE TRIPS."

SOT: (KATIE: )

"FRANCE ET LA PLUS VIEUX...YEAH! LAUGHS HAPPILY
NARR: Meanwhile, McLean's band plays on...and hopes for the best. Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News, Washington.))
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll meet the winner of a beauty pageant who was a real dog....really.
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You've heard the expression, "They're so ugly, they're cute."
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Well, some of these dogs were just plain ugly.
But that was okay for Haus.
He won top honors in the eighth annual Ugly Dog Show in Del Mar, California.
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((LEANNE FOURNIER/HAUS' OWNER:EVERYBODY TELLS ME YOU GOT TO HIM INTO SOME TYPE OF CONTEST, HE'S HYSTERICAL. I'M SO USED TO IT, I JUST LOOK AT HIM ALL THE TIME." ))
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But not all of these pooches had faces that only their owners could love...
Hundreds were vying for the titles of "Cutest Puppy," "Most Beautiful," and "Best Mutt."
Some even donned their Saint Patty's day green, in honor of the holiday.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 193 points. The NASDAQ has gained 35.

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A former major league pitcher is scheduled for brain surgery. We'll have the details after the break.
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Plus it took a little bumping to do it, but Ricky Craven proves he's not just a one hit wonder.
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[Tug]


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Former major league pitcher Tug McGraw is scheduled for brain surgery tomorrow at a Tampa, Florida, cancer center.

Two sources close to the 58 year old McGraw say he has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
He was hospitalized after collapsing on Wednesday.
He is the father of country singer Tim McGraw.

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Darlington is an old school Nascar track, and yesterday there was an old school finish at the track too tough to tame.
In the end, Ricky Craven cam out on top.
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The caution waved seven times for 33 laps.
Sterling Marlin got into the wall after tapping Jimmie Johnson.
Behind the 40, Bobby Labonte spun out and hit Jack Sprague.
Late in the race, John Andretti cut a tire and slid across the front straightaway to bring out the yellow again.
Kurt Busch and Ricky Craven battled on the final lap.
The two traded plenty of paint, mixing it up across the finish line.
Craven eeked out the win by a measley 2 THOUSANDTHS of a second, the closest finish since Nascar went to electronic timing in 1993.
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[SUPER=0106-21. Jimmy Spencer//22. Jamie McMurray//23. Kenny Wallace//24. Terry Labonte//25. Johnny Benson//;]
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The Duke Blue Devils won their 5th straight A-C-C tournement title yesterday.
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But North Carolina State wasn't going down without a fight.
The Wolfpack led by 15 midway thru the second half.
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But J-J Redick pushed a late Duke charge, scoring 30 points, including 23 in the final 10 minutes of the game.
DUKE beats N-C State 84 to 77.
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For their efforts, Duke will be seeded third in the West Region of the NCAA's.
They'll face Number 14 Colorado State in the first round in Salt Lake City.
As for State, the Wolfpack is the 8 seed in the East, and will get number 9 California.
Wake Forest is the Number 2 seed in the South and will face East Tennessee State, while Maryland is seeded 6th in the South.
The Terps draw UNC-Wilmington in the opener.

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Virginia Tech's womens team found out its post season destination yesterday. Bonnie Henrickson and company will make their 4th trip to the Big Dance in the past 6 seasons.
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The Hokies gathered to watch the selection show in Blacksburg, and the Tech ladies were rewarded with a 7 seed in the East Region. That sets up a first round meeting with 10th seeded Georgia Tech. After playing in the NIT last season, getting back to the NCAA's feels pretty good.
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[OUT Q=get to that point."]



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Both the Jackets and the Hokies head to West Lafayette, Indiana for the Saturday meeting. Tech has won four of its past five games. The start time will be set early this week.
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