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Kuwait has given the green light for the U-S to send in more troops.
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Meantime, the Pentagon brass takes it on the chin in a report on the Saudi bombing in June.
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Stay with us the news is next.

IRAQ


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After a weekend delay, Kuwait today agreed to accept more U-S troops on its territory.
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The White House confirms the decision, but won't say how many troops are involved.
The Pentagon has indicated the number is three-thousand, from Fort Hood, Texas.
Some leading Democrats in Congress say the U-S is carrying too much of the burden of containing Saddam Hussein.
But President Clinton has responded by saying Saddam must not be allowed to continue this agression.
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Meanwhile, Defense Secretary William Perry is in Turkey this afternoon, trying to get support for possible military retaliation against Iraq, including allowing air strikes from Turkish territory.
Turkey's newly elected pro-Islamic government has criticized the recent U-S air attacks on Iraqi military targets.
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Saudi-bombing


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As more troops prepare to head to the middleast an investigative report due out today is highly critical of the placement of troops in an apartment complex in Saudi Arabia.
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The building was hit by a truck bomb in June, killing 19 U-S airmen.
The report, put together by a special commission, cites confusion in the chain of command, and a lack of clear guidance on security from the Pentagon.
The investigation has already prompted the relocation of most U-S forces in Saudi Arabia from urban areas to a remote military base.
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Atlantis


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The Space Shuttle "Atlantis" lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center this morning but not without a slight glitch.
The problem is now raising questions whether Atlantis will be able to complete its primary mission: to pick up Shannon Lucid from the Russian "Mir" Space Station.
Diana Olick has the story.
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Fairlawn-Fire


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It may be several days before officials know what sparked a fire that consumed three businesses over the weekend in Pulaski County.
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Small flames still flickered yesterday morning throughout the charred remains of the Fairlawn shopping center.
These hot spots are preventing the county fire investigating team from sifting through the the debris.
Investigators say it may be tomorrow or Wednesday before investigators can take a look.
A crane will be used to removed the collapsed roof so probers can determine where the blaze started.
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Fire-Business


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The fire destroyed the structure housing The Carpet Shop, Schewel's Furniture and a tax service office.
But Calvin Powers, owner of Powers Fence Company and The Carpet Shop says the fence business is operating business as usual today.
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The Carpet Shop plans to use a vacant office located right next to their burned out location.
Powers says he hopes to reopen The Carpet Shop by Wednesday.
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Coming up on the newscast,
A prostitute's diaries have been subpoenaed by Whitewater prosecutors--
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And,
In today's common sense report--
Cutting corners when it comes to school clothes.
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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Bosnia


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First results from the Bosnian elections are slowing coming in.
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Election organizers say two of 109 districts, both in Sarajevo, have reported results.
In those districts, Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic won most of the vote.
He's running to become the Muslim member of the new three-person presidency that's to govern Bosnia.
The new presidency will include one Serb, one Muslim and One Croat.
No results are available yet from Serb-held areas.
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WHITEWATER


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Whitewater prosecutors have reportedly subpoenaed a prostitute's diaries on ex-Clinton political strategist Dick Morris.
The "New York Post" is reporting that independent counsel Kenneth Starr issued a subpoena a week ago for diaries purportedly kept by Sherry Rowlands.
The paper says Starr is interested in Rowlands' claim that Morris told her first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was behind unauthorized F-B-I files obtained by the White House.
Morris has denied Rowlands' story.

CLINTON-FOP


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The nation's largest police group is backing President Clinton.
The National Fraternal Order of Police will endorse Clinton at a campaign event in Cincinnati today.
The endorsement symbolizes the President's success in dealing with the traditionally Republican crime issue.
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Meanwhile, crime is also on Bob Dole's agenda today.
The Republican presidential nominee will be in Philadelphia today to unveil his new anti-crime proposals and to blast the President for the rise in teen drug use.


Payne


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He won't be returning to Washington next year, but Congressman L-F Payne hopes he'll be going to Richmond.
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The 50-year-old Democrat from Nelson County is expected to announce his candidacy for lieutenant governor in a news conference scheduled for this morning.
Payne is retiring from the U-S Congress after serving for eight years.
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Allen


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The government of Paraguay is suing Virginia officials, including Governor Allen.
The suit centers around a convicted killer from Paraguay who sits on Virginia's death row.
The lawsuit alleges the state violated international treaties in regards to Angel Francisco Breard.
Breard is on Death Row for the 19-92 murder of Ruth Dickie in Arlington.

Warner


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Mark Warner is putting his U-S Sneate campiagn on a new track.
The Democrat replaced his campaign manager Emily Smith on Friday with Anita Rimler.
The shakeup comes just 51 days before election time.
Mark Warner is about 20 points behind incumbent John Warner in the polls.
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Still to come on the newscast,
Rick Boucher is the bearer of good economic news in Christiansburg.
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And,
The plight of parents today may be two-fold, as they are faced with the task of caring for two generations of family members.
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Care-Givers


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Many people today are faced with the double whammy of caring for their children AND watching after their aging parents.
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A Roanoke caregiving counselor has some tips on how to better deal with a situation that can be rewarding, but also stressful and time consuming.
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Louise Chagnon (SHAG-nin) of Adults Plus says the change is an opportunity to redefine relationships between parents and their children.
She hosted a program at a luncheon sponsored by the Y-W-C-A of the Roanoke Valley.

PRESCHOOL


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The push is on to upgrade preschool. A report out today by a Carnegie Corporation task force says it's time for all three- and four-year-olds to have structured class time before they go to kindergarten.
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The group says as it is, some children get quality pre-school, but some don't, leaving them playing catch up.
To change that the task force proposes a blueprint for a UNIVERSAL preschool.
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Lottery


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A Pulaski couple is NOW six million dollars richer after winning the Virginia lottery this weekend.
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Warren and Dorothy Collins will receive 200-thousand dollars for the next twenty years.
Dorothy says she had not played the lottery in about a year.
She purchased one ticket and let the computer pick the numbers.
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Both Warren and Dorothy are retired and they say the money will come in handy.
Dorothy was recently hospitalized with pneumonia and needed the money to pay for medical expenses.
She calls it a gift from God.
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Boucher


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Congressman Rick Boucher visited Christiansburg this morning, bearing one-point-two million dollars intended to help spur new business growth.
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Boucher announced the grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce for the renovation of the old Imperial Redding plant on Roanoke Street.
The Montgomery County Industrial Development Authority will turn the building into a small business incubator and light manufacturing facility.
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A computer service company and an Internet access provider currently occupy part of the building.
Officials are seeking other technically- oriented companies to move in once the construction is complete late next year.
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Common-Sense


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The beginning of the school year means new clothes for kids, which is good for retailers, but it means empyt wallets for moms and dads.
Len Besthoff has some money saving tips in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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(( There are some ways to pay less than retail price for outfits your kids may only wear one or two seasons.
Take yard sales for example.
The clothes we checked out were in decent condition, and sometimes cost only a dollar or two.
Another option is places like the Goodwill Shops, which sell a lot of donated items.
And there's also a relatively new concept for parents trying to save a buck.
It's a new chain called Once Upon A Child.
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That's this week's edition of Common Sense.
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Once Upon A Child has stores in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Christiansburg.
It will also buy used children's clothes that are in good condition.

Stocks


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With little new economic information today, stocks are getting a little boost from several merger announcements this morning.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 32 and a half points.
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Still to come on the newscast--
Jeff Gordon is victorious once more,
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And the Redskins are in first place in the NFC east!
Patrick has the highlights when we come back.
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Race


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Jeff Gordon won his third straight race at Dover taking the checkered flag in the MBNA 500.
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The Rick Hendrick cars of Terry Labonte and Jeff Gordon took turns leading the race in the first 40 laps Gordon moves to the front on this pass.
Then on lap 91 Hut Stricklin gets too high on the track he hits the wall bringing out the third caution of the afternoon.
Ernie Irvan was the leader on lap 317 and was pulling away from the field when he runs up on Derrike Cope. The rear end of his car gets lose causing him to spin out and hit the wall bringing out the caution. Irvan led 47 laps.
Mark Martin would lead the race for the second time with 267 to go and he was the leader of the race at the half way point.
Dale Earnhardt moved the Goodwrench chevy to third place but he had tire problems that ripped the sheet metal off the right rear of his car bringing out another caution.
Gordon came back to lead the race with 142 laps left.
Then tempers flared near the end--Jimmy spencer and Wally Dallenbach get together causing a crash involving several cars with 44 laps left. Spencer jumped out of car and has to be restrained as he want after Dallenbach who was still in his car.
Gordon, who always runs well at Dover, made his move at the right time and he wins the MBNA 500 at the Monster Mile.
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Rusty Wallace was second Dale Jarrett third, Bobby Labonte fourth and Mark Martin fifth.
Rick Mast finished sixth.

Skins


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The Washington Redskins gained over 241 yards on the ground yesterday afternoon in a 31 to 10 win over the New York Giants.
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An aerial view of the Meadowlands yesterday.
To the 1st quarter action -- Redskin quarterback Gus Frerotte puts it in the air hooking up with Asher on this play inside the Giants five yard line
Several plays later Marc Logan takes it in from the five for the score and the Redskins took the 10 to nothing lead.
Washington then came up with a trick play. The Skins fake the field goal Frerotte rolls out and hits Scott Galbreath on the 30 yard touchdown strike and the Redskins led 17 to nothing.
The Giants went to the air for their only touchdown. Dave Brown hits
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strike to make it 17 to 7 but Washington goes on to win it 31 to 10.
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Golf


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The President's Cup will remain in the United States for one more year.
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Fred Couples came through with the clutch putt giving the U-S team the victory. Couples sank this 25 foot birdie putt on the next to last hole to give the Americans a 16 and a half to 15 and a half victory over the International squad.
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Ed Fiori won the P-G-A tours Quad City Open. He closed with a 3 under par 67 to beat Andrew Magee by two strokes.
Tiger Woods fell apart in yesterday's round, shooting a 2 over 72. He tied for fifth place.
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Wrap


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(Patrick and Melanie ad lib re: Live at 5 today)
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And we want to invite our viewers to watch News 7 Prime Time, the latest addition to our news lineup. Take Fullscreen Board
News 7 Prime Time airs each weekday night at 10 p-m on WEFC Television. You can check your cable listings for the channel in your area. Connie Stevens, Meterologist Robin Reed and Mike Stevens have the day's news weather and sports at the earlier time --10 pm--and then of course there is News 7 at 11 right here on WDBJ.
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That's it for News 7 at Noon. Thanks for joining us and have a good day. SS=None