There's word today that Saddam Hussein attempted to make a last minute deal to avoid the war.
That, as U-S military officials investigate the latest deadly helicopter crash in Iraq.
Meanwhile, the funeral for a fallen soldier from Clifton Forge is scheduled tomorrow in his hometown.
A drier cooler forecast's head of us. I'll have your details.
Another military helicopter has crashed, and the death toll of American soldiers continues to climb in POST- war Iraq .
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Saddam Hussein apparently tried to broker a last-minute deal with Washington to avoid the war in the first place.
An official of the former Iraqi government says Iraq offered to let U-S agents search for weapons of mass destruction -- and promised oil contracts for U-S companies.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Donelan reports on the latest deadly crash of a U-S military chopper in Iraq.
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[SUPER=03-Near Tikrit, Iraq;]
[SUPER=01-Josslyn Aberle/4th Infantry Division;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Donelan/CBS News;]
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THE PLUME OF SMOKE IN IRAQ MEANT TROUBLE...IT WAS ANOTHER HELICOPTER
CRASH .... MORE AMERICAN TROOPS DEAD ...
ALL SIX SOLDIERS ABOARD A BLACK HAWK CHOPPER DIED WHEN IT CRASHED NEAR
TIKRIT...SADDAM HUSSEINS HOMETOWN...A HOT SPOT IN THE WAR TORN COUNTRY
WHERE ANTI-US SENTIMENT IS HIGH .
Sot - Maj. Josslyn Aberle/4th Infantry Division
At this time we do not if it due to mechanical failure or other reasons.
AT LEAST ONE OTHER MILITARY SOURCE SAYS IT MAY HAVE BEEN HIT BY A ROCKET
AS THE MILITARY INVESTIGATES...THIS CRASH... THEY CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR
THOSE WHO THEY BELIEVE SHOT DOWN A U.S.CHOPPER ON SUNDAY USING A
SURFACE-TO-AIR-MISSILE..KILLING 16 SOLDIERS.
AND THE TOTAL NUMBER OF U.S. SOLIDERS KILLED INCREASED YET
AGAIN....THIS TIME IN, AND, AROUND THE NORTHERN CITY OF MOSUL. A
HOMEMADE BOMB EXPLODED AND KILLED ONE SOLDIER WHILE ANOTHER DIED AND SIX
OTHERS WERE WOUNDED WHEN THEIR CONVOY WAS HIT WITH ROCKET-PROPELLED
Nat Sot -
AND GETTING HELP TO KEEP THE PEACE IN IRAQ IS CONTINUES TO BE
Sot/MOS - (name not available )/Soldier
"We're going after arms dealers and suspected terrorist training camp."
TURKEY, WHO LAST MONTH DECIDED TO SEND IN THEIR OWN TROOPS, HAS
WITHDRAWN THE OFFER. IRAQIS HAD STRONGLY OPPOSED HAVING TURKISH TROOPS
ON THEIR SOIL.
STANDUP - GIVEN THE INCREASING VIOLENCE...TODAY HERE IN WASHINGTON SOME
LAWMAKERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT A PENTAGON PLAN TO REDUCE U.S. FORCES IN
IRAQ AND TO REPLACE OTHERS WITH RESERVISTS. JENNIFER DONELAN CBS NEWS
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The funeral for a soldier from Clifton Forge who was killed in Iraq will be held tomorrow.
First Lieutenant Joshua Hurley died last weekend when his vehicle was hit by an explosive device.
The 24 year old graduated from Alleghany High School and Virginia Military Institute.
His funeral is scheduled for eleven tomorrow morning at the Central United Methodist Church on Main Street in Clifton Forge.
Almost a dozen postal buildings in and around Washington D-C remain closed after a testing facility detected possible anthrax spores.
There's no evidence yet that any postal workers are affected.
But as Teri Okita reports, after the anthrax scare two years ago, they're not taking any chances.
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[SUPER=01-Edward Zeigler/U. S. Navy;]
[SUPER=01-Joyce Carrier/U. S. Postal Service;]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Johnson/Postal Workers Union President;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Washington.]
TRACK: HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICIALS SAY AIR MONITORS AT THIS NAVAL
PROCESSING FACILITY IN WASHINGTON, D-C PICKED UP SMALL LEVELS OF WHATS
BELIEVED TO BE ANTHRAX SPORES. OFFICIALS IMMEDIATELY SHUT DOWN THE
(Super: Lt. Cmdr. Edward Zeigler/U.S. Navy)
SOT: The facility is separate from the main mail handling facility
where all the workers are. Its a remote screening facility, which is
designed to test for foreign agents so it worked exactly as it was
TRACK: BUT AS A PRECAUTION, OFFICIALS ALSO CLOSED ANOTHER PROCESSING
CENTER AND SEVERAL NEIGHBORHOOD POST OFFICES WHERE THEY BELIEVE THE
GOVERNMENT MAIL HAD BEEN HANDLED. TESTS SHOWED AN ANTHRAX SPORE COUNT
OF ABOUT 138. THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL SAY IT TAKES BETWEEN
EIGHT-THOUSAND TO 10-THOUSAND SPORES TO BECOME INFECTED.
(Super: Joyce Carrier/U.S. Postal Service)
SOT: All the mail that comes through here is irradiated. We just air on
the side of caution. It just makes everyone feel better.
TRACK: THERES NO INDICATION ANY OF THE 15-HUNDRED POSTAL WORKERS WHO
WORK IN THESE BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO ANTHRAX, BUT AFTER ANTHRAX
FILTERED THROUGH THE FACILITY IN THE BRENTWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD KILLING
TWO EMPLOYEES AND SICKENING 17-OTHERS EMPLOYEES ARE UNDERSTANDABLY ON
(Super: Patricia Johnson/Postal Workers Union President)
SOT: The employees at Brentwood are already confused and frightened
and now this.
STAND-UP: OFFICIALS NOTE THAT FALSE-POSITIVE READINGS ARE FAIRLY COMMON,
BUT A DEFINITIVE FINDING MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR SEVERAL DAYS. TERI
OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
One person is dead following a collision on Interstate 81.
It happened last night near Arcadia in Botetourt County.
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Police say 57 year old Ann Dexter Howard of Maryland was talking on her cell phone last night when she swerved to avoid another car. Howard lost control and hit the guard rail.
Her Mercury sedan then spun back onto the road, and was hit in the passenger side door by a tractor trailer from Georgia.
Police say she died at the scene.
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A new device says it can translate what your dog is saying. We'll see if it is barking up the wrong tree after the break.
Plus you've seen something like it on television, but now you can buy the home where the real life John Boy Walton was raised.
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Roanoke is taking aim on the city's deer population.
And as Justin McLeod tells us, the city is using sharp shooters in the dead of night.
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[SUPER=01-Jack Rapoport/Roanoke Resident; :24 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-M. W. Quesenberry/Animal Control Supervisor; :45]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]
((((NAT SOUND OF JACK RAPOPORT SAYING "THERE IS A LOT OF SADNESS WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL THE TIME WE PUT INTO IT" AT 18:48))
When Jack Rapoport looks out into his backyard these days he remembers a much different landscape.
[IN Q=It was a labor]
((JACK RAPOPORT/ROANOKE RESIDENT: IT WAS A LABOR OF LOVE FOR US AND IT WAS MAGNIFICENT.))
[OUT Q=it was magnificent]
And he has the pictures to prove it.
That's the only thing he has since the garden no longer exists.
[IN Q=The deer completely]
((JACK RAPOPORT/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THE DEER COMPLETELY DEVOURED EVERY BLOOM IN THAT GARDEN.))
[OUT Q=in that garden]
Relief however may soon be on its way.
Beginning Monday, sharpshooters will kill deer within city limits, similar to a program in Lynchburg.
In Roanoke, it will be done during late night or early morning hours.
The city has hired three retired police officers to do the job.
[IN Q=Safety is our first]
((M.W. QUESENBERRY/ANIMAL CONTROL SUPERVISOR: SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY ON THIS. OBVIOUSLY, WE WILL NOT BE SHOOTING ANYWHERE THAT WE DON'T HAVE A SAFE ZONE TO DO SO IN.))
[OUT Q=to do so in]
Initially, sharp shooters will only kill deer on public property.
They will eventually target residential properties but only after individuals fill out an application and get approval from nearby neighbors.
The city hopes to kill 75 to 200 deer by March first.
[IN Q=They are all over]
((JACK RAPOPORT/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THEY ARE ALL OVER THE STREETS IN PART OF THE CITY. I'VE SEEN FIVE OR SIX OF THEM RUNNING AROUND RIGHT HERE ON THE STREET.))
[OUT Q=HERE ON THE STREET]
[IN Q=The city realizes]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE CITY REALIZES USING SHARPSHOOTERS COULD BE CONTROVERSIAL, THAT IS WHY IT PLANS TO REVIEW THE POLICY EACH SPRING. WE SHOULD MENTION ROANOKE POLICE WILL USE SUPPRESSED WEAPONS SO FOLKS WILL NOT BE HEARING LOUD BANGS AT NIGHT. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))
It sounds like the plot of one of the episodes, but the owner of the "Walton's
family home is putting it up for sale.
The boyhood home that Earl Hamner made famous in his T-V series "The Waltons" is going on the auction block next month.
The last of the family to live there.. Jim Hamner.. is in poor health and wants to sell the property.
Realtor Tammi Robertson and her brother Bill Bryant are handling the deal.
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[IN Q=Of course we]
((TAMMI ROBERTSON/JOHN STEWART WALKER REAL ESTATE: OF COURSE WE DID THE WHOLE 'GOODNIGHT JOHN BOY' THING TOO AT NIGHT, AND WE JOKED ABOUT IT, WHO WOULD HAVE EVER THOUGHT THAT ALL THESE YEARS LATER WE'D BE WORKING TOGETHER TO SELL THIS PROPERTY.))
[SUPER=01-Tammi Robertson/John Stewart Walker Real Estate]
[OUT Q=sell this property.]
Robertson says they've already had dozens of calls from Waltons fans across the country who are interested in the property.
The 3-bedroom, 1-bath home sits directly across from the Walton's Museum in Schuyler (SKY-ler).
If you own a dog, it's time to really LISTEN to him.
After years of wondering what your dog is barking about, there's a new gadget to help you find out.
Drew Levinson reports.
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[SUPER=01-Peter Harwood/Takara USA; :25 ]
[SUPER=01-Helene Rosenthal/Dog Owner; :34 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News; 1:07]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News, New York.]
(LOCATOR: NEW YORK, NY)
Excuse this rather obvious clichi, but no bones about it--someone's found a way to make a buck for a bark.
(NATSOUND DOG BARKS)
Say hello to the dog bark translator
--or as it's called the bow--as in bow wow--lingual.
IS THIS DOCTOR DOOLITTLE?
YOU ALMOST WONDER, YOU DO WONDER."
You do wonder..
(SOT PETER HARWOOD/TAKARA U.S.A )
"JUST AS YOU WOULD WANT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT OTHER MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY ARE SAYING, LIKE YOUR CHILDREN, YOU WOULD WANT TO UNDERSTAND YOUR DOG AS WELL."
(SOT HELENE ROSENTHAL/DOG OWNER)
DO YOU HAVE ANY INTEREST IN KNOWING WHAT YOUR DOG HAS TO SAY?
OH I WOULD LOVE THAT, THAT WOULD BE GREAT."
20-Thousand Japanese agree, and paid 120 dollars for the bow-lingual. That includes the Prime Minister who gave two to the Russian President.
Now America is buying into it.
A transmitter on the collar sends pitch and tone voiceprints to a receiver.
(MOS WOMAN IN PARK/NO NAME PROVIDED )
NOW IT SAYS RECEIVING, OH NO, ANALYZING, SOMETHING BOTHERING ME.....LAUGHS."
(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS)
THE FOLKS WHO INVENTED THIS DEVICE WILL TELL YOU IT'S NOT "WORD FOR WOOF"--IT'S NOT A DIRECT TRANSLATION...YOUR DOG CAN'T TELL YOU "HEY MY LEFT PAW HURTS, OR MY COLLAR'S TOO TIGHT."
Instead--it relays emotions.
"SO IT WILL TELL YOU IS IT HAPPY, IS IT FRUSTRATED?"
The manufacturer claims it's 94 percent accurate.
Next out of the box---the meow lingual. Talking cats and dogs...
(NAT SOUND BARK)
and you thought this story was for the birds. Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York.
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Coming up next on the newscast, one of the nation's best golf teachers will tell you how you can make your game Rock Solid.
Then a little bit later, we'll see some bare knuckles negotiating as a political debate gets out of hand.
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Over the couse of more than 20- thousand lessons, Dana Rader has taught the fundamentals of swinging, putting, and chipping.
She's been named one of Golf Magazine's top 100 teachers, and runs her own golf school in North Carolina.
Dana's here today in our studio to talk about her new book, "Rock Solid Golf: A foundation for a Lifetime".
[SUPER=01-Dana Rader/Golf Instructor and Author;]
(How much can golfers learn from a book, as opposed to hitting balls at a golfing range or getting one-on-one instruct
(What makes your book, Rock Solid Golf, different from all the other golf instruction books on the market?)
(It seems that your book covers a lot more than just golfing tips..but also topics like fitness and nutrition. So this
may appeal to non- golfers as well...)
(Players like Annika Sorenstam and rising stars like Michelle Wie have certainly helped strengthen women's golf... how
has their success impacted your own career as a female golf instructor?)
(And you're going to be doing a book signing tomorrow at Cantos Booksellers in downtown Roanoke.... but you're also goi
ng to be offering some golf tips, as well.)
Thanks so much for coming in today, Dana and good luck with the book.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 20 points. The NASDAQ has gained nine.
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Next on the newscast
Steve Mason will tell us how the Roanoke Express plans to stay hot on the ice.
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The Roanoke Dazzle took part in last night's NBDL draft.
The Dazzle selected 10 players including two centers. They took 6-11 Josh Asselin from Michigan in the first round, and 7-2 Chris Christofferson from Oregon in the second.
The Dazzle had a chance to take former Hokie Rolan Roberts in the first round, but passed on him.
He was taken with the very next pick by Charleston.
The Dazzle also passed on a couple of big- name players - including former Michigan State point guard Mateen Cleaves and former Southern Cal star Sam Clancy.
They ended up with Huntsville and Fayetteville.
The Dazzle could have also taken Moses Malone, junior - but passed on him, as well.
The Dazzle's home opener is Sunday afternoon, November 30th.
The Express is home both tonight and tomorrow, and they are looking to stay hot and on top of their game.
Steve Mason is also on his game with this edition of Round House Wrap Up.
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[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Head Coach; :20]
[SUPER=01-Joe Dusbabek/Express Forward; :42]
[SUPER=01-Shawn Limpright/Express Leading Scorer; 1:01]
[OUT Q=....Round House Wrap Up"]
((TONY MACAULAY/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
((The team is on its way because of the defense. A unit led by goalie David Belitski that has given up just five goals in three games. The offense scored 12 goals during the stretch.
Off the ice, the team scored major points in the community, spending time with kids with celebra palsy at the Ice Station. Goals were scored, kids were pushed to try and spirits were lifted.
The Express had some college visitors this week. Two communication majors at James Madison University are shooting a short documentary on the Express for a class project.))
Members of Taiwan's parliament are notorious for letting their meetings turn PHYSICAL--
Yesterday was no exception.
T-V cameras caught a group of legislators coming to blows while discussing next year's defense budget.
A member of the opposition group, the People First Party shoved a member of the Democratic Progressive Party onto a table.
Security guards managed to break up the fight fairly quickly.
Fist fights became common in Taiwan's parliament after the
Nationalist government introduced democratic reforms in the late 1980s.
Lawmakers discovered that fighting was a good way to attract media attention.
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