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Iraq's prime minister okays an all-out assault on the militant stronghold of Fallujah.
Dozens of insurgents have been captured so far.
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And, as Yasser Arafat remains gravely ill, his wife accuses his Palestinian associates of trying to steal his power.


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Cold weather returns to the region after a beautiful weekend. Temperatures tonight will drop into the 20s and low 30s. I'll have the details in your forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.

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The city of Fallujah is under assault-- with the approval of Iraq's prime minister.
He says he's "determined to clean Fallujah of terrorists."
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
U- S and allied forces are hitting the Iraqi city hard with warplanes and artillery.
As all this happens, the country has closed its borders with Syria and Jordan, and shut down the Baghdad airport.


Jennifer Donelan has the latest.
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THE ASSAULT ON FALLUJA IS UNDERWAY.
Sot - Unidentified U.S. Soldier
"They know we're here, dropping mortar on us."
IN A SHOW OF MILITARY MIGHT, AN ESTIMATED 10,000 AMERICAN MARINES, U.S. ARMY AND IRAQI SOLDIERS, ARE FIGHTING SIDE BY SIDE...TAKING AIM AT SCORES OF INSURGENT FIGHTERS WHO TOOK THE CONTROL OF THE CITY AND TURNED IT INTO A HOTBED OF REBEL VIOLENCE.
Sot - Unidentified U.S. Soldier "I'm honored, you know, to help a suppressed people."
FROM ABOVE, WARPLANES DROPPED BOMBS WHILE ON THE GROUND TROOPS SEIZED TWO BRIDGES AND THE MAIN HOSPITAL. EMBEDDED CBS NEWS PRODUCER, KIRK SPITZER, WAS THERE.
Sot - VOICE OF Kirk Spitzer/CBS News Producer "That appears to be a bradley main gun which is firing right now, across the river right now I can see some smoke from buildings."
INSIDE THE CITY BORDERS...IT'S GUERILLA WARFARE. COMMANDERS WARN IT COULD BE THE HEAVIEST URBAN FIGTHING SINCE VIETNAM.

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AS GUNBATTLES ERUPTED, AUTHORITIES BELIVE MORE THAN HALF OF FALLUJA'S 300,000 RESIDENTS HAVE FLED TO SAFETY. IN HABANIYA, SOME 300 FAMILIES ARE LIVING IN A MAKESHIFT CAMP. THE TENTS...TEMPORARY HOMES UNTIL THE SIEGE IS OVER.
A SIEGE FOR WHICH IRAQ'S INTERIM PRIME MINISTER GAVE THE GREEN LIGHT.
Sot - Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi we are determined to clean fallujah from terrorists
THE GOAL...TO HAVE FALLUJA AND OTHER INSURGENT STRONGHOLDS SECURED BEFORE THE COUNTRY'S FIRST NATIONAL ELECTIONS IN JANUARY.
Standup - "Most of Iraq is under a state of emergency. A curfew is in effect. The offensive to retake Falluja has sparked deadly violence around the country and U.S. commanders won't say how long they think it will last. Jennifer Donelan, CBs news, ))


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Despite a verbal attack from Yasser Arafat's wife, four of his aides are heading to Paris to visit the ailing Palestinian leader.
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They'd delayed their departure from the West Bank following accusations from Arafat's wife that the advisors were trying to seize control from the sick leader.
They briefly suspended their trip, but now say she ``doesn't represent our people.''
Meanwhile, Palestinian legislators said the leadership had a right to find out for themselves what condition Arafat is in.
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Heavy flooding in Australia has led to the deaths of two young girls.
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Two sisters-- ages eight and 12-- drowned yesterday when their vehicle was swept off a flooded causeway and into a river.
The driver of the car managed to escape.
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A search is also under way for another man and his eight- year- old son believed to be missing in the floodwaters.
Emergency crews were also busy dealing with an eight- car pileup.
The flooding rains come in the middle of some of Australia's worst droughts.
More rain is expected for at least another day or so.
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State police officials say Southwest Virginia was home to three fourths of the close to 80-suspected methamphetamine labs found in the state this year. Washington and Smyth County authorities each busted 19 suspected meth labs, while 19 more were found in Wythe and Pulaski counties. That compares to 34 raided statewide in all of 2003. Law enforcement officials plan to hold a statewide summit in Richmond, to address how to stem the spread of meth.

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The state department of transportation says road work planned this week on 581 will cause minor delays for drivers.
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Road signs above the Orange Avenue exit on Interstate 581 are going to be replaced. Crews will shut down the *off ramps* to Orange Avenue while they work, but the closures won't be until late in the night.
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((LAURA BULLOCK:THERE IS REALLY NO GOOD TIME TO WORK ON THE MAIN ROADS IN OUR AREA. BUT WE HAVE FOUND THAT DOING SOME NIGHT TIME WORK ON 581 IS BETTER TOLERATED THEN DOING IT DURING THE DAY. WE DO THINK WE ARE GOING TO AFFECT TRAFFIC THAT'S WHY WE HAVE PUT SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON 511 AND ON OUR HIGHWAY ADVISORY RADIO ABOUT WHEN TO EXPECT THE LANE CLOSURES.))
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[VO] The exit ramp from Interstate 5-81 onto westbound Orange Avenue will be closed tonight between 9pm and 5am. And tomorrow night, the on-ramp leading from eastbound Orange Avenue onto southbound 581 will be closed during the same hours.
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Still to come on the newscast, deliberations have resumed in the Scott Peterson murder case.
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Plus we'll tell you how America has helped export a big problem to China.
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After a weekend sequestered in a hotel, the jury in Scott Peterson's double murder trial is getting back to work today.
So far, jurors have deliberated for about 20- hours, and have asked to see some evidence.
John Blackstone has more.
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(( SCRIPT COURT EXHIBTS INDICATED BELOW. TO BE INCERTED IN NYC In the media city that has grown up around the Redwood City courthouse legal analysts are advising patience in the wait for a verdict. SUPER: CHUCK SMITH, CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY ONE OF THE LAST INSTRUCTIONS THE JURY IS GIVEN BY THE JUDGE IS DON'T COME TO A QUICK CONCLUSION, DON'T COME TO A QUICK OPIINION. ANALYZE IT. Today the jury is expected to be analyzing Scott Peterson's fishing boat. Jurors have asked to see the boat, which they also examined once during the trial. GRAPHIC: COURT EXHIBITS 108. 121, 122, 141 SUPER: COURT EXHIBITS (over photos) They have also seen photos and diagrams of the boat which prosecutors say Peterson used to dump the body of his pregnant wife Laci in to San Francisco Bay. Defense attorneys told the jury the 14 foot aluminum boat would have capsized if Peterson pushed a body over the side. END COURT EXHIBITSGFX But testimony about the boat, and so much else, was heard in court months ago SUPER: ROBERT TALBOT, LAW PROFESSOR 15:42:34 PUT YOURSELF IN THE JURORS POSITION:// NOW THEY HAVE TO LOOK BACK AND EVEN JUST REMEKMBERINING WHAT HAPPENED 5 MONTHS AGO,....AND JUST REMEMBERING THE FINER POINTS IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. GRAPHIC: COURT EXHIBITS 192 & 193 SUPER: COURT EXHIBITS (over photos) Peterson's affair with Amber Frey was enough to convince many outside the courtroom there was a good chance he was guilty. But in five months of testimony jurors heard plenty of circumstantial evidence, nothing tho' that conclusively proved Peterson is a killer. SUPER: CHUCK SMITH, CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY (delayed) "IS THERE ENOUGH EVIDENCE FOR A REASONABLE JURY TO CONVICT, ABSOLUTELY. BUT ON THAT SCALE IT IS VERY THIN AND THAT IS WHAT INTERESTS US. WHAT ARE 12 REASONABLE PEOPLE GOING TO DO. The other question of course is: "just when might they do it?" JB cbs news SF ))

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The challenger in Bedford's fifth district school board race wants a recount. Last week, the Big Island school board race had Keith Jones winning by one vote.

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Jones's challenger, Laura Rodes, plans to file for a recount of all the paper ballots submitted in the race. Rodes says she understands the scrutiny that these ballots have already received, but believes another close-look couldn't hurt.
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Rodes is in the process of securing an attorney to handle the legal issues involved in a recount. A school board meeting is scheduled for this Thursday -- and Rodes says she will be there.
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As economic powerhouse China muscles its way to national prosperity, it is also discovering a growing problem common to other industrialized nations.
Its people are getting fatter.
As Barry Petersen reports, obesity has become a major health issue for Chinese children.
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((1 You just knew it had to happen. Lining up at McDonalds counter/from Valentine's Day shoot
2 With the proliferation of American fast food across China has come the American disease...overweight. So what's a parent to do?
REUTERS/kids exercising 3 How about...fat camp. These children are learning what we all know - it's easier to put it on...than take it off. In modern China, wide bodied doesn't always mean a truck.

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I WAS TOLD I WAS TOO FAT, says this boy, AND KIDS BULLIED ME IN SCHOOL
4 But with persistent exercise and a change in diet - and doesn't that sound all too familiar - they have a chance to slim down.

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WE WANT THEM TO FORM GOOD HABITS AND HELP THE REALIZE THEIR LIFE WAS UNHEALTHY.
STANDUP IT'S NOT JUST THE KIDS WHO SUFFER FROM TOO MUCH FOOD AND TOO LITTLE EXERCISE. AS CHINA GETS RICHER, IT'S MOVING FROM A BICYCLE CULTURE TO A SITTING IN THE CAR CULTURE.
internet cafi/kids at computer 5 And of course, there's that built in excuse for being a couch potato - the computer. That means hours spent playing games in front of a screen, not on a playground. early morning exercises
6 The Chinese have always been health conscious. But these days, it's mostly the old who get up at dawn for the neighborhood workout. kids/see shot of kid's fat rump
7 Now a new generation is learning to shape up, the hard way.

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MY MOM SAYS I'M TOO FAT, says this girl, NOW I'M SWEATING A LOT
8 Learning that you are what you overeat. Bp, cbs news, Beijing))
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After the break we'll meet an author who's donating proceeds from her new book to a local charity.
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Plus, Pixar continues to release blockbuster animated movies -- this time "The Incredibles" raked in more money than all the other top ten movies combined.
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A local author who's just released her second book is sharing her proceeds with a Roanoke charity.
Charlotte Snapp's second book is titled, "The Lord is My Shepherd."
She joins us now to talk more about it, and how its proceeds will help the Roanoke Rescue Mission.
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nd your new book?)

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(Without giving too much away, what is the new book about?)

(Where is your book available? And how do the proceeds help the Roanoke Rescue Mission?)

(And you'll be signing copies of your book tomorrow?)



(Where do you think you passion for helping others comes from? Is this something you've always done?)



(Any plans for more books?)




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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN eight points. The NASDAQ has dropped one.

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Up next in Sports, Dale Earnhardt Jr., gets a late season win.
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Plus, Coach Joe Gibss and the Redskins break a losing streak to win their third game of the year.
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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. jumped right back into the Chase for the Nextel Cup by winning his second straight race in Phoenix-- yesterday's Checker Auto Parts 500.
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Points leader Kurt Busch overcame a couple of mishaps, including this mess early in the race to finish 10th and maintain his lead with two races left.
Junior got past Jeff Gordon with 9 laps to go, and then had to survive a green, white, checkers finish to take the win.
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Earnhardt moves into third place in the points standings behind leader Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon.

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Baltimore hosted Cleveland last night.
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The Ravens Ed Reed returned an interception 106 yards for a touchdown with 26 seconds left in the game. The Browns had second-and-goal on the Baltimore five, when Reed picked off Jeff Garcia and scampered for the longest interception return in N-F-L history.
Baltimore went on to win it, 27-to-13.

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The Washington Redskins got back in the win column yesterday in Detroit, thanks to some solid defense and special teams, and another hefty dose of Clinton Portis.
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Portis rushed for a buck 47, but here he shows off his quarterback skills.
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Walt Harris turned in a touchdown off the blocked punt, and Washington won its 3rd game of the season, 17 to 10.
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Ben Rothlisberger ended the Patriots' unbeaten streak LAST week, and yesterday the rookie did it to the undefeated Eagles.
He tossed 2 touchdown passes in the battle for the Keystone State.
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Jerome Bettis did his part by rushing for 149 yards, as the Steelers whipped Philly 27 to 3.
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An animated movie had an incredible weekend.
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Disney-Pixar's "The Incredibles" took the top spot at the box office by taking in almost 71 MILLION dollars.
The film about a superhero family who has to learn to live as normal people made more money than the rest of the top ten COMBINED.
And the figures show it is not just children going to see it.
Forty percent of those people who saw it this weekend were adults without kids.
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The only other new picture released this weekend, was anything but incredible at the box office.
Despite playing in more than two thousand theaters, Jude Law's "Alfie" only brought in a little over six million dollars.
That was good enough for fifth place on the weekend list.
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"Ray", which is the life story of singer Ray Charles, came in second.
"The Grudge" came in third place with 13 and a-half million dollars.
And "Saw" took the fourth spot.
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