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Authorities say a lone gunman is holding a young girl hostage in a Dallas apartment, where they believe he may have also killed a person.
The standoff has been going on since early this morning.
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And, the death toll stands at 24 after today's suicide bombing in Iraq.
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A strong cold front's heading our way which could bring some damaging winds and of course colder temperatures. I'll have the details in your forecast.
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It's becoming more dangerous to be a friend of the U-S.
That as a suicide car bombing kills at least 16 Italians serving as police in Iraq.
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[Iraq]


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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
As more violence breaks out against U-S allies in Iraq, President Bush is pinning his hopes on a high- level meeting with his top foreign advisors.
He's hoping to flesh out new ideas for getting Iraq's interim government on track and moving forward.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=01-Paul Bremer/U. S. Administrator ;]
[SUPER=03-Nasiriya, Iraq;]
[SUPER=01-Steve Russell/U. S. Army;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News;]
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(( TRACK: AMIDST GROWING FRUSTRATION WITH IRAQS SLOW-MOVING GOVERNING COUNCIL, PRESIDENT BUSH CALLED AN URGENT MEETING WITH HIS TOP ADVISORS INCLUDING IRAQS U-S ADMINISTRATOR, PAUL BREMER. THEYRE EXPLORING NEW STRATEGIES FOR THE TRANSFER OF POLITICAL POWER THAT MAY INCLUDE NAMING A NEW INTERIM IRAQI LEADER UNTIL ELECTIONS ARE HELD.
TRACK: THE MEETING COMES AS ATTACKS ARE STEPPED-UP, NOT ONLY AGAINST AMERICAN TROOPS, BUT ALSO U-S ALLIES. A SUICIDE CAR BOMB TORE THROUGH AN ITALIAN MILITARY POLICE BASE IN NASSARIYA KILLING MORE THAN A DOZEN ITALIANS AND EIGHT IRAQIS. THE ITALIANS CALL IT A BARBAROUS ATTACK AFTER TRYING TO BRING PEACE AND STABILITY.

(Super: Antonio Armellini/Italian Ambassador to Iraq)
SOT: This attack means war and instability.


TRACK: THE CONTINUING ATTACKS HAVE PROMPTED SOME LAWMAKERS TO CALL FOR MORE BOOTS ON THE GROUND. THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION WANTS THE RESPONSIBILITY TRANSFERRED OVER TO IRAQI POLICE A PROCESS THATS ALREADY BEGUN. ABOUT 400-NEWLY TRAINED POLICE MOUNTED RAIDS WEDNESDAY IN SADDAMS HOMETOWN OF TIKRIT.

(Super: Lt. Col. Steve Russell/U.S. Army)
SOT: It is the first time that we have seen them actually take the lead

on a large scale operation, plan it, and execute it.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: The Iraq officers detained several suspects who they believe were behind the recent attacks on U-S helicopters. And after months on the job, the Americans seem more than happy to turn police duties back over to the Iraqis. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.
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A standoff involving children continues at an apartment in Dallas.
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Authorities believe the alleged gunman shot three Dallas officers , and is suspected of killing one person.
The armed suspect is still holding a young girl-- two other children were freed earlier and taken by police.
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[IN Q=Right now]

((THE TACTICAL TEAM IS NEGOTIATING WITH THE SHOOTER HOPING TO BRING THEM OUT WITH NO FATALITIES OR INCIDENTS .))
[SUPER=01-Gil Cerda/Dallas Police Department;]
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[OUT Q=or incidents]
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A hospital spokesman say the three officers who were shot are in good condition.
Police say they were shot as they entered a bedroom where the gunman was holed up.
Authorities say four other children were rescued immediately after officers arrived today.
The ordeal began before early this morning, when police were summoned to the apartment after reports of gunfire.
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One person is dead and at least six others are injured following a four- alarm fire in Chicago early this morning.
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Three fighters are among the wounded-- one of them has serious injuries.
The blaze broke out around 3- 30 this morning at an apartment complex.
The three- story building has about 50 units.
Some residents say they woke to the sounds of alarms and pounding on their doors.
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[IN Q=We were panicking]

((WE WERE PANICKING, WE STARTED YELLING FOR HELP IT WAS SO SMOKY AND WE HEARD AN OFFICER ON THE FLOOR BELOW LET US KNOW THAT THAT'S THE WAY TO GO, TO KEEP ON COMING DOWN. SO IT GOT SMOKY REAL FAST.))
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[OUT Q=real fast.]
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The fire has left several residents homeless.
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The task force studying the safety of Roanoke's school system met for the first time last night.
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More than 30 members of the group sat down with facilitator Paula Wilder at the Roanoke Higher Education Center.
The task force includes parents, teachers, administrators, police officers and others with ties to the school community.
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[IN Q=I hope that everyone will have]

((FATEN TANEEB/COMMITTEE MEMBER: I HOPE THAT EVERYONE WILL HAVE A CLEAR PICTURE AS TO THE SITUATION IN THE SCHOOLS AND THAT EVERYONE WILL FEEL SAFE FROM STUDENTS ON UP TO THE TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS.)) ((PAULA WILDER/TASK FORCE FACILITATOR: IF PEOPLE CAN LOOK TO THE FUTURE, WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO TO MAKE IT BETTER RATHER THAN LIVING IN THE PAST, WE'LL BE ABLE TO COME UP WITH SOME GOOD RECOMMENDATIONS.))
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[OUT Q=come up with some good recommendations.]



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A tentative schedule calls for a report next Spring.
Organizers say their first public forum could be scheduled in December.
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The dispute over the Ten Commandments puts a judge on the other side of the bench. We'll have an update next.
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Also, the dueling lawsuits between a publisher and Rosie O'Donnell are over. We'll tell you what the judge decided coming up a little later.
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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is appearing as a DEFENDANT in court today.
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Moore is charged with violating ethical standards when he ignored another judge's order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building.
Moore is claiming his innocence.
The court could suspend, reprimand, or acquit him of the charges.
His supporters have been touring the state since Sunday, holding rallies and prayer services.
They plan to rally again during today's proceeding.
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[11Arsenal-Plan]


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A year ago the Radford Arsenal proposed a security plan that would restrict access to the New River.
Many fisherman thought the plan was OVERLY restrictive, and protested.
Since that time, nothing has happened. Now the sportsmen are pressing to find out if they will be left up the river.
Justin McLeod has more.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tim McCoy/Pulaski Resident; :10 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Jack Sumner/Dublin Resident; :32]
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((((NAT SOUND OF BOATING))
No matter what time of day or the temperature outside you'll often see fisherman on the New River.
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[IN Q=I am going to retire]

((TIM McCOY/PULASKI RESIDENT: I AM GOING TO RETIRE FEBRUARY 27TH AND I PLAN ON BEING HERE ABOUT EVERYDAY.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=here about everyday]


That seemed unthinkable more than a year ago.
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Radford Army Ammunition Plant wanted to shut down four and a half miles of the New River for security reasons.
But many outdoorsmen opposed the plan and turned up in large numbers at public hearings.
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[IN Q=Nobody liked it]

((JACK SUMNER/DUBLIN RESIDENT: NOBODY LIKED IT. IT WAS FIRST MEETING THEY HAD, THEY THOUGHT THEY JUST GOING TO HAVE 1/2 DOZEN PEOPLE SHOWED UP. AND I THINK ABOUT 300 PEOPLE SHOWED UP.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=300 peopled showed up]


Eventually, the Radford Arsenal compromised.
The Army recommended three levels of access based on conditions of military security.
The first and most lax level would allow unrestricted access.
The second would allow access to the river once a security checkpoint had been cleared.
The third and final level would close the river.
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[IN Q=Build a dock out there]

((TIM McCOY/PULASKI RESIDENT: BUILD A DOCK OUT THERE, AND PUT A CHECKPOINT IN. CHECK EVERYTHING IF YOU WANT TO. AIN'T NO BIG DEAL TO US GUYS, ALL WE WANT TO DO IS FISH.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=to do is fish]


It was then up to the Army Corps of Engineers to approve the plan.
But more than a year after it was proposed, the permit is still under consideration in Washington D.C.
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[IN Q=We hadn't heard]

((JACK SUMNER/DUBLIN RESIDENT: WE HADN'T HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT IT FOR MORE THAN A YEAR I GUESS. WHAT DID YOU JUST ASSUME? I JUST ASSUMED THEY SETTLED IT, THAT IT WAS FINE.)) [Runs07]
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS SAY IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR THE PERMIT PROCESS TO TAKE MORE THAN A YEAR AND IT COULD BE ANOTHER SIX MONTHS OR LONGER BEFORE IT'S APPROVED. IN THE MEANTIME, THE RADFORD ARSENAL DOES HAVE A TEMPORARY PERMIT WHICH ALLOWS IT TO SHUT DOWN THE RIVER IF THERE IS ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))


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The City of Martinsville has an interim city manager. Martinsville replaced departing city manager Earl Reynolds Junior yesterday with its Director of Finance Wade Bartlett. Reynolds announced Monday that he will be leaving in December for a position with the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll tell you why one man's ups and downs could land him in the record books.
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A California man is hoping to leap his way into the record books--
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Skydiver Jay Stokes is trying to do 500 jumps in 24 hours, without any breaks in between.
Stokes is the current record holder for the feat he performed seven years ago-- 476 jumps in 24 hours.
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[IN Q=He is a master]

((HE IS A MASTER RIGGER, HE HAS EVERY LICENSE THAT ANY SKYDIVER HAS EVER HAD. HE IS THE MAN OF SKYDIVING LIKE MICHAEL JORDAN IS TO BASKETBALL.))
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[OUT Q=Jordan is to basketball.]
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Stokes is a professional skydiver.
He has over 11-thousand-five-hundred jumps under his safety belt.
Stokes says he wanted to break his record, in part to raise money for the Special Olympics and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
He says the charities mean a lot to him because he has a son who is handicapped.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 51 points. The NASDAQ has gained 21.

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Coming up next Mike Stevens will let us know if the Hokies plan to use a tag team at the quarterback position.
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Plus we'll tell you what is the next challenge facing a former Miss Virginia contestant.
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The 12th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies take on Big East "cellar- dweller" Temple on Saturday in a non-televised road contest.
And as Mike Stevens tells us, Tech will field two quarterbacks once again.
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]



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The 5 and 4 Virginia Cavaliers face Maryland Thursday night in College Park.
No one has been able to figure out the ACC this season.
The latest surprise, Clemson's win over Florida State.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=....kind of season it's been"]
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The Wahoos blew out the Terps last year 48-13, and Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen respects the Cavaliers and has stressed all week the magnitude of this game for his team and for recruiting wars.
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[SUPER=01-Ralph Friedgen/Maryland Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=...how virginia plays"]
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The Express travels to Florence on Thursday to battle the Pride, riding a league- high five game winning streak.


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One of many reasons for the team's success is Shawn Limpright who is second on the team in scoring with 12 points.
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[SUPER=01-Shawn Limpright/Has 7 Game Point Scoring Streak; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Head Coach; :11]
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[OUT Q=......type of player he is"]
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The runner up in this year's Miss Virginia competition is moving on to a different type of competition.
And Lisa Melton has every reason to believe she is fit for the challenge. Myranda Stephens has more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Melton/Finalist for Fitness America Competition; :30]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 28; :37 QUICK]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Pearisburg;]

(([NATS @ 3:33 OR 3:49 LEGS UP SHOT] It's moves like that, that Lisa Melton hopes will make her the next Miss Fitness America.
[SOT 534][COVER BITE!!!]

[RUNS07] ((ABOUT 50-60 GIRLS FROM NOT ONLY THE UNITED STATES, BUT THE WORLD ARE GOING TO BE COMPETING IN THIS COMPETITION 41))

Melton says she was searching the E-S-P-N website one day just to find out when its next national fitness competition would air on television, when she decided to enter.
[SOT 535]

[RUNS09] ((LISA MELTON: READ ON THERE THAT SAID YOU COULD SEND IN YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE, THEY WOULD JUDGE IT, IF YOU'RE COMPETITIVE ENOUGH THEY WOULD INVITE YOU OUT HERE TO MISS FITNESS AMERICA TO RODONDO BEACH CALIF 44)) And competitive she is.
[SOT 558][COVER BITE W/SWIMSUIT!!!]

[RUNS10] ((I'VE ACTUALLY BEEN COMPETING IN MISS VA FOR 4 YEARS, AND HAVE BEEN THE PRELIMINARY SWIMSUIT WINNER FOR 3 YEARS 04 THIS PAST YEAR I WAS IN MISS VA, WON SWIMSUIT AND WAS FIRST RUNNER-UP 08)) 40-percent of Melton's score will be based on her swimsuit performance. The rest is on her two-minute routine, which carries a Latin theme. But, while competing in pageants has become a big part of Melton's life, what's even bigger, she says, is living a healthy lifestyle, and showing others how to do the same. Not only is she a personal trainer and fitness specialist, but she's a spokesperson for the American Heart Association's mid-atlantic region.
[SOT 617]

[RUNS08] ((I LOVE IT AND I THINK IT'S BECAUSE OF THAT LOVE AND THAT PASSION THAT IT'S NATURAL BECAUSE I JUST HAVE SO MUCH LOVE FOR STAYING PHYSICALLY ACTIVE.)) Now, the Miss America hopeful is setting her sights on another national title, one that will show off both her beauty and strength. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Pearisburg.))


[New-Rosie]


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A Manhattan judge ruled Wednesday that there was no winner in the ugly court battle between Rosie O'Donnell and the publisher of her defunct magazine, saying neither side would get a dollar.
The surprise ruling came just minutes after both sides rested in the case.
Justice Ira Gammerman says there's no evidence to indicate that either side had caused the other to suffer damages. He simply says both parties invested money, the magazine lost money, and then it folded.
Drew Levinson has more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
[SUPER=10-Rosie O'Donell//October 30;]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Neal/Forbes Magazine;]
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((The courtroom drama starring Rosie O'Donnell came to a swift conclusion...with the judge awarding no damages to either side. .it was an interesting ending...to the feud between Rosie and her former publisher.
Apparently the CEO of Gruner and Jahr--the publisher did have something interesting to say Monday. Lawrence Diamond testified his company falsified circulation numbers and hid expenses. It was an illegal move designed to prevent the magazine named for "Rosie" from going under....and that in turn would have allowed O'Donnell to legally terminate her contract.

(TRACK OR STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON/NEW YORK)

GRUNER AND JAHR AND O'DONNELL SUED EACH OTHER FOR MORE THAN 100-MILLION DOLLARS. THE PUBLISHER CLAIMS ROSIE WALKED AWAY--ROSIE MAINTAINS SHE WAS LEFT OUT OF KEY EDITORIAL DECISIONS.

(OCTOBER 30)

"I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR. IT BEARS MY NAME--ROSIE MAGAZINE."
"When O"Donnell saw a proposed cover photo last year that made her look fat, she quit.

(SOT : DENNIS NEAL/FORBES MAGAZINE)

"WHEN YOU'RE A TOP NOTCH PERFOMER AND YOU'RE HIRED UNDER CONTRACT, YOU CAN'T JUST WALK AWAY. I DON'T CARE HOW FAMOUS YOU ARE."
Rosie said had she won she would have given any money to charity.Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York.))


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