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Fingerprints and photographs make up the tough new security measures at U-S airports.
It's an effort to keep terrorists out.
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And, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors elects a new leader.
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Rain showers today will lead to a huge drop in temperatures. We're actually going from the mid 70s this past weekend to the mid 30's over the next couple of days. I'll have your forecast.
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Join us for News 7 at noon, straight ahead.

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It's called U-S Visit-- but the aggressive new security program is meant to prevent unwanted visits from terrorists.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Security just got tighter for foreigners holding visas entering the U-S.
Starting today, they'll be photographed and fingerprinted as they go through customs.
Teri Okita reports.
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(( TRACK: TIGHTENING BORDERS NOW MEANS TRACKING EVERY VISITOR HOLDING A VISA WHO COMES THROUGH THE U-S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS AND SEAPORTS.

(Super: Tom Ridge/Homeland Security Secretary)
SOT: If you are a non-immigrant alien, if youre coming in for this

purpose, we would like to identify you, through a digital fingerprint and a photo scan so we have an accurate record of who comes in and who leaves.
TRACK: CUSTOMS OFFICIALS CAN INSTANTLY CHECK THE BACKGROUNDS OF AN ESTIMATED 24-MILLION FOREIGNERS WHO VISIT THE U-S EACH YEAR. THE INKLESS FINGERPRINTS WILL BE MATCHED UP IN A NATIONAL DATABASE OF TERRORIST AND CRIMINAL NAMES AND INFORMATION.
TRACK: RIGHT NOW, VISITORS FROM THE 28-COUNTRIES THAT DONT REQUIRE VISAS WILL BE EXEMPT FROM THE SCREENING.

SOT: (Ridge)

But everybody, by October of next year, will be required to have a machine-readable passport with some kind of biometric identifier so this is really just the first step.
TRACK: IF A RED FLAG GOES UP, A FOREIGN VISITOR WOULDNT BE TURNED AWAY IMMEDIATELY BUT WOULD GO TO A SECONDARY SCREENING AREA. OFFICIALS SAY, IN TRIAL RUNS, FALSE HITS ON THE SYSTEM HAVE BEEN LESS THAN POINT-ONE PERCENT.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: And Secretary Ridge says a pilot program at Atlantas Hartsfield airport has nabbed almost two-dozen people with criminal backgrounds, mostly immigration violations. All were deported. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington. ))

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Researchers in Hong Kong say a new SARS patient in China has been infected by a new strain of the virus.
They say it may spread more easily from animals to humans than last year's strain.
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Officials say the virus that infected the man was of the same origin as that found recently in weasel- like animals called civet cats.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization is urging China to be cautious in its planned mass slaughter of the civet cats.
The agency says a reckless killing could end up eliminating evidence of the disease's origins.
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We'll soon see some colorful images of the Red Planet--
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Yesterday, NASA began receiving its second batch of black-and-white pictures from its Mars rover, Spirit.
The new images show more details of what scientists believe is the rocky bed of an ancient lake-- a sign that there was once life on Mars.
The first images came shortly after the rover landed on Saturday-- but photo opportunities don't come very often.
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The Spirit is the first successful probe to land on Mars since the 19-97 Pathfinder mission.
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An accident in Floyd County claimed the life of a 19 year old woman Saturday night. State Police say Jessica Joyce Cupp was killed on Route 221 when the car she was in ran off the left side of the road, and overturned. Cupp was pronounced dead at the scene, and was not wearing her seatbelt. According to authorities, a passenger in the car fled the scene. State police arrested 31-year-old Michael Lovern Guthrie of Copper Hill and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident. He was arrested yesterday after seeking treatment at RMH for injuries he received in the crash.

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Members of Roanoke City Council have filled a vacancy on their school board. This morning they selected Alvin Nash to fill the vacancy created by Melinda Payne's resignation. Council interviewed four candidates including Nash, Harry Davis, Alice Hincker, and Carla Terry. Within the last half hour they voted unanimously to appoint Nash to the position.
Meanwhile The Roanoke County Supervisors have elected a new chairman.
This morning, they selected Hollins representative Richard Flora to lead the board for the next year.
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Flora has served as chairman before, but it was in 1975 when he was first elected to the board.
Today, Flora said he believes the board is moving in the right direction, and he doesn't plan any new priorities.


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((RICHARD FLORA: IT'S UNUSUAL TO HAVE FIVE PEOPLE FROM SUCH DIVERSE OCCUPATIONS AND ALL OVER THE COUNTY THAT TEND TO THINK AN AWFUL LOT ALIKE. AND APPARENTLY IT'S FAIRLY POSITIVE AS YOU SAW IN THE LAST ELECTION. THE INCUMBENTS WERE UNOPPOSED AND I THINK THAT SAYS SOMETHING POSITIVE ABOUT WHICH WAY WE'RE GOING.))
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This morning's organizational meeting was also the first for new Cave Spring Supervisor Mike Wray.
Vinton Supervisor Mike Altizer was named Vice Chairman.
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Coming up next on the newscast, he says it comes 14 years too late, but Pete Rose makes a confession.
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Also the man known as the Crocodile Hunter defends himself against charges he endangered his infant son.
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Hundreds of people gathered in a Halifax County church to remember the life of five- year- old DeAndre Barksdale.

Jennifer Wishon reports.
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What began as a mournful ceremony ended as a celebration. Hundreds gathered at the Greater Brandon Baptist Church to remember DeAndre Barksdale Sunday afternoon. The five- year- old from Hampton who touched the Alton community of Halifax County and beyond.
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((ROSALIND JENNINGS: THE PART THAT REALLY TOUCHED US IS WHEN SHE BROUGHT IT HOME AND SAID HE WAS FIVE YEARS OLD AND WE ALL KNOW IN THE CHRISTIAN FAITH THAT FIVE IS A NUMBER OF GRACE AND WE KNOW THAT IT WAS GOD'S GRACE AND MERCY THAT TOOK DEANDRE HOME IN HIS LOVING ARMS TO BE WITH HIM.))
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Barksdale wandered away from his grandparent's Halifax County home last Tuesday. Searchers found his body on Thursday about a mile and a half away. More than 150 volunteers took time away from their holiday to search for the little boy. And a friend of the Barksdale family says that's something to get excited about.
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((ROSALIND: WE'RE CELEBRATING THE FACT THAT IT BROUGHT EVERYBODY TOGETHER. ALL RACES, ALL RELIGIONS, ALL TYPES OF PEOPLE OF YOUR WEALTHY TO YOUR NON WEALTHY TO YOUR EDUCATED TO YOUR NON- EDUCATED PEOPLE BECAUSE IT WASN'T ABOUT THAT. IT WAS ABOUT EVERYONE TRYING TO DO SOMETHING TO BRING SOME PEACE TO THIS FAMILY.))
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Peace will take some time, but Jennings says the family now has closure and plenty of precious memories of DeAndre.
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: FRIENDS OF THE BARKSDALE FAMILY REMEMBER DEANDRE AS A WONDERFUL LITTLE BOY WHO DIDN'T HAVE A MEAN BONE IN HIS BODY. MANY PEOPLE TRAVELED ALL THE WAY FROM THE TIDEWATER REGION TO CELEBRATE THE LITTLE BOY'S LIFE AND HIS DEATH.))
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DeAndre was laid to rest in the Greater Brandon Church cemetery. Jennifer Wishon News 7, Halifax County.))

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Fifty-five miners died on the job in the United States last year, but according to the U-S Mine Safety and Health Administration- that's a record low.
Three coal miners died in Virginia. West Virginia had the highest number of deaths with ten. Kentucky had nine. The national number of mining deaths for 2003 is the lowest since the federal government started keeping track of statistics in 1910. Industry representatives say training programs have helped reduce fatalities over the years.

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A clear conscience may be his ticket into the Baseball Hall of Fame--
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After 14 years of denials, former baseball star Pete Rose is admitting that he placed bets on games while he was manager of the Cincinatti Reds.
But in his soon-to-be-released autobiography, "My Prison Without Bars," Rose says he never bet against his own team.

Excerpts from the book were released to "Sports Illustrated" for this week's issue.
He says he's hoping the admission will help end his ban from baseball, which is keeping him out of the Hall of Fame.
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T-V's ``Crocodile Hunter'' may feel like the prey of some angry child welfare advocates.
Australian animal expert Steve Irwin says he did NOT endanger his infant son by holding him while feeding a crocodile -- and he says he might even do it again.
Elizabeth Palmer has more.
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HE'S KNOWN FOR HIS BRAVADO...
BUT THIS WAS TOO MUCH - EVEN FOR MANY OF STEVE IRWIN'S MOST DEDICATED FANS....

(IRWIN NAT SOUND FROM SHOW)

"I PUT IT TO YOU, YOUR FAMILY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT WE, AS HUMANS HAVE IN OUR ENTIRE LIFE"
IRWIN'S DEVOTION TO HIS FAMILY ALSO LED HIM TO TAKE HIS DAUGHTER FIVE YEAR OLD BINDI FOR A SWIM IN THE REPTILE POND AT HIS QUEENSLAND ZOO.
THE STORM OF OUTRAGE THAT FOLLOWED APPEARED TO CATCH IRWIN BY SURPRISE...
IRWIN Sot: "And it's all about perceived danger. In front of
that crocodile, I was in complete control, absolute and
complete control, that is my profession."
WITH HIS WIFE BY HIS SIDE, IRWIN DEFENDED HIS ACTIONS...

"My little girl Bindi is the most well-rounded
child on the face of the Earth, and by crikey, she is more
croc savvy than any other person."
BITE: I think the antics were pathetic, just another steve stunt to get more attention.
BITE: At last the freak of the week is an Australian.
BUT MOST AUTRALIANS DIDN'T THINK THERE WAS ANYTHING FUNNY ABOUT IRWIN'S ANTICS - AND WHEN HE WAS PUBLICLY COMPARED TO MICHEAL JACKSON - WHO DANGLED HIS INFAT SON OVER THE BALCONY OF A BERLIN HOTEL HROOM - IRWIN WENT ON AUTRALIAN NATIONAL TELEVISION ...
09 02 my dad is so upset because he did exactly the same for me when I was a kid, tracy, and if you were in my boots you'd do the same thing...
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10 04 you know what, take everything away from me take the lot, take the zoo take my life take the croc, I d'ont care .. because the most important thing i've got in my life is my kids. 10 15

After all this would he do it again? Yes, says Irwin - but next time he'd make sure there were no cameras around. Elizabeth Palmer, CBS News
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For the second time in as many weeks, the world of Southern Gospel music loses a legend. We'll have the details next.
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And following that, singer Britney Spears is apparently not wasting any time trying to end her quickie wedding.
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The man Elvis Presley called his favorite singer has died.
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Southern gospel music singer Jake Hess passed away Saturday in Alabama.
The 76 year old singer had been hospitialized since a heart attack last month.
A four-time Grammy winner who's in the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Hess is best known to contemporary audiences as a regular member of ``Bill Gaither's Homecoming Friends.''
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During his 60-year career, Hess also founded the Imperials and sang with The Statesmen Quartet.
Elvis Presley was a regular at Statesmen concerts when he was a teen-ager.
Later, Hess was a backup singer on several Elvis albums.
When Presley died in 1977, Hess sang at his funeral, as he had at the funeral of country legend Hank Williams in 1953.

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It's another Oops for Britney Spears--
First, she kissed Madonna onstage.
Now, Spears is making headlines for a WEDDING kiss.
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The 22- year- old pop star got married over the weekend to her childhood friend, Jason Alexander.
Spears' record label says it was a joke that went too far.
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The nuptials took place early Saturday morning at a Las Vegas wedding chapel.
But it'll be a short honeymoon-- sources close to Spears say annulment papers are being filed today.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 72 points. The NASDAQ has gained 24.

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The BCS may have some changes in its future, after the national championship is split this year.
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And the Lady Hokies stay undefeated as they take on Providence at home-- stay tuned sports is up next.
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The BCS is contemplating changes to its system next year, which would include throwing out the computer component.
That way, there would be little chance of a split national champion.
Last night, the Sugar Bowl staged the BCS title game as LSU tackled Oklahoma.
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The winner would grab a share of the national title with USC.
LSU jumped out front 7-nothing before Kejuan (Key-Juan) Jones got Boomer Sooner on the board with the one- yard dive.
But Justin Vincent gave the Bayou Bengals a 14-7 advantage at the half, with an 18 yard scoring run.
The SEC
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champs took a 21-7 lead early in the third, and then the Tigers' defense snuffed out Jason White and the OU offense twice late to win it 21-14.
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There wasn't quite that much drama in the AFC wildcard game yesterday as the Colts avenged their earlier loss to the Broncos in impressive fashion.
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This game was over by halftime.
Peyton Manning wasted no time in getting the Colts on the board, going 31 yards to Brandon Stokely just three minutes in.
It was 7-nothing Indianapolis.
Then late in the first quarter, Manning passes to Marvin Harrison who goes down, but three Broncos let him get back up untouched and walk in to the endzone.
Manning finished the day with 377 passing yards and 5 touchdown passes.
Indianapolis won it big
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41 to 10 and will now travel to Kansas City next weekend to face the Chiefs.
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Green Bay fans were out in force to cheer the Packers on in the NFC wildcard game against the Seahawks and former Green Bay coach Mike Holmgren.
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Brett Favre set a record by throwing a touchdown pass in a 14th straight playoff game, but Ahman Green was the one with a nose for the endzone scoring twice for the home team.
But the Seahawks hung tough all day.
Shaun Alexander scored three times, with one of the touchdowns tying the game at 27 with under a minute left, to force overtime.
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Matt Hasselbeck sounded confident and he did throw the winning TD, only it was to the wrong team.
Al Harris intercepted the ball and ran it 52 yards
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for the game winner.
Packers won it 33-27. Green Bay now heads to Philadelphia.
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The Virginia Tech Women made it through the non-conference portion of their schedule unscathed, but yesterday Providence paid a visit to Cassell Coliseum for the Big East opener.
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Bonnie Henrickson's team had struggled a bit in their last couple of outings.
But there was no such trouble yesterday.
Carrie Mason pushes it up to Davina Simmons who scores down low, her only bucket of the contest.
Later Kerri Gardin passes to Kirby Copeland for the 2 pointer.
Copeland led Tech with 12 points.
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Ieva Kublina then found Britney Anderson for the baseline jumper.
Anderson knocked down 8 points as the Hokies rolled to the 64-34 win improving to 12 and oh on the season.
The 34 points for PC set a record for fewest points in a Big East game.
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