Iraqi students held an anti-American demonstration in the capital, Baghdad,
earlier today, as the possibility of military confrontation loomed.
About three thousand people took part in the demonstration.
Protestors insisted the whole population is behind Saddam in the face of
threatened military airstrikes from Washington.
Tension between the two nations continues with Iraq obstructing U-S team
members of the United Nations' group from carrying out arms inspections of
Baghdad's weapons programs and sites.
Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz (TAH'-rihk ah-ZEEZ') is quoted as
saying that Iraq would try to shoot down American planes when flights resume--
perhaps next week.
Italian authorities uncovered an international pedophile ring operating in
more than a dozen countries.
The investigation based in Milan found that most of the children used in the
ring are from Asia.
Prosecutor Pietro Forno said they discovered the ring last April and it's
believed to be the biggest of its kind operating in Europe.
SOT 15.03.18 - 15.03.37
IN Q=There's no evidence
((DAVID AULD/ANTI-SLAVERY INTERNATIONAL: THERE'S NO EVIDENCE OF LARGE NUMBERS
OF KIDS IN THE BROTHELS, WHAT IS CLEAR HOWEVER THAT ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD
THERE ARE THOUSANDS PERHAPS HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN BEING TRAFFICKED FROM NEPAL
INTO INDIA FOR THE BROTHEL COMMUNITY IN BOMBAY, THERE ARE CHILDREN BEING
TRAFFICKED FROM PAKISTAN, BANGLEDESH INTO THE GULF.))
SUPER=01-David Auld/Anti-Slavery International;
OUT Q=into the gulf.
Prosecutors indicted a Japanese man and a Chinese woman caught trying to
kidnap and smuggle a 12 year old Chinese girl through Milan to Miami. The
child told authorities that her parents sold her.
Police said her ultimate destination was the sex trade in Miami
but did not provide any details.
Authorities have issued warrants for the arrest of three Italians allegedly
working with the ring and three Japanese linked to the operation.
When Jim Gilmore promised ``No Car Tax'' in his campaign for governor, some
voters took him literally.
Now that Gilmore is the governor-elect, some taxpayers have been calling
their local commissioners of revenue asking if they have to pay
their car taxes.
The answer is yes. Gilmore doesn't have the authority to do away with the
car tax. That's up to the General
The Medical Society of Virginia is taking a stand on a number of health
issues, including high speed police pursuits.
The group, comprised of doctors from across Virginia, held its annual
meeting at the Homestead Resort.
This evening, members recommended that the appropriate governmental state
agencies implement a policy concerning high speed chases.
They also recommend training for police officers.
The group's president says it makes recommendations to give people an idea
of how Virginia's physicians stand on particular issues.
IN Q=The information
((DR. CAROL SHAPIRO/MEDICAL SOCIETY OF VA. PRESIDENT: THE INFORMATION CAN BE
SENT TO ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO KNOW WHAT IS THE POLICY OR THINKING OF VIRGINIA
PHYSICIANS, IT CAN BE BUSINESSES, IT CAN BE LEGISLATORS, IT CAN BE EDUCATORS,
IT CAN BE HEALTH, HEALTH AREAS OF THE GOVERNMENT TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Carol Shapiro/Medical Society of VA Pres.; :00
OUT Q=some ideas.
SUPER=03-Madison Heights/Aug. 18;
This summer, a high speed police pursuit that began in Lynchburg ended in
two fatalities when the suspects crashed in Madison Height-- ejecting both
Striped bass fishermen across the state have reason to celebrate.
Earlier this week, ground was broken on a new striped bass fish hatchery in
The 2- point- 3 million dollar project will replace the old hatchery which
was severely damaged by flooding two years ago.
IN Q=Hopefully they'll
((BILL WOODFIN/VGIF DIRECTOR: HOPEFULLY THEY'LL SEE A CONSTANT SOURCE OF
STRIPED BASS, THEY WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE WEATHER, THEY WON'T HAVE TO
WORRY ABOUT FLOODING, AND WHETHER OR NOT THAT WILL ALTER OUR STOCKING REGIME.
AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE A GOOD SERVICE FOR THEM.))
SUPER=01-Bill Woodfin/VGIF Director; :00
OUT Q=service for them.
The new hatchery will be named for Delegate Vic Thomas who played a major
role in securing the funds for its construction.
Thomas says Brookneal will be one of only three places in the country that
produce striped bass.
IN Q=This will be
((DEL. VIC THOMAS/D- ROANOKE: THIS IS UNIQUE AND WE'RE MAKING GOOD USE OF IT
AND NOW WE WON'T CONTINUE TO BE WASHED OUT BY FLOODS.))
SUPER=01-Del. Vic Thomas/(D) Roanoke; :00
OUT Q=out by floods.
The new hatchery will be located above the flood plain, but close enough to
the Staunton River to take advantage of the bass's spawning area.
SUPER=82-1.27''/plus 0.47''/28.20''/minus 7.57'';
SUPER=83-Down 2.41 feet/Down 5.06 feet;Lake levels
Omega Psi Phi, a national black fraternity continues its 67-year-old
tradition of honoring achievement in scholarship.
The Achievement Week Program sponsored by the fraternity gave out cash
awards at William Fleming High School for the three best essays from local high
The theme this year-- " Political and Economic Challenges."
IN Q=Our second
((DORSEY C. MILLER/ PRESIDENT OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY; OUR SECOND CARDINAL
PRINCIPAL IS SCHOLARSHIP AND IT IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE AS I SAID IN MY
REMARKS THIS EVENING I MEAN THIS MORNING, WE GIVE A LOT OF RECOGNITION TO
ATHLETES BUT SCHOLARSHIP IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT IT LASTS A LIFETIME. ))
SUPER=03-Dorsey C. Miller/ President Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
OUT Q=a lifetime.
IN Q=If you
((DORSEY C. MILLER/ PRESIDENT OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY;IF YOU GET INVOLVED IN
ACHIEVEMENTS I UNDERSTAND SUGGS WHO IS YOUR OUTSTANDING ATHLETE WITH 3.5
AVERAGE THATS GREAT HE RECOGNIZES I'M SURE THAT HIS FOOTBALL CAREER MAY END ONE
DAY BUT IF HE GETS IT IN HIS HEAD THAT MAY LAST A LIFETIME.))
SUPER=01-Dorsey C. Miller/ President Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
OUT Q=a lifetime.
The contest was open to everyone.
The project tries to develop manhood by inspiring participants.
Acupuncture has been used by some cultures for more than two thousand years
and now researchers at the National Institutes of Health say there's evidence
it can relieve pain after surgery.
Mika Brzezinski has more.
IN Q=About 50 million
SUPER=19-Mika Brzezinski; :52
OUT Q=CBS News, New York.
((ABOUT 50 MILLION U.S. ADULTS HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
IF YOU WANT TO TREAT OR PREVENT IT, THE NATIONAL HEART, LUNG AND BLOOD
INSTITUTE SAYS YOU HAVE TO STOP SMOKING, LOSE THOSE EXCESS POUNDS, EXERCISE,
LIMIT YOUR ALCOHOL INTAKE, KEEP YOUR POTASSIUM LEVEL UP AND YOUR SALT LEVEL
NEW GUIDELINES, OFFERING UPDATED TREATMENT STRATEGIES FOR HYPERTENSION,
INCLUDE A SYSTEM OF CATEGORIZING PATIENTS INTO RISK GROUPS. FOR PATIENTS WITH
UNCOMPLICATED HYPERTENSION, DIURETICS AND BETA BLOCKERS ARE RECOMMENDED AS THE
FIRST LINE OF TREATMENT.
DRUG COMPANIES ARE USING ADVANCES IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY TO DEVELOP DRAMATIC
NEW WAYS TO TREAT CANCER.
THE JOURNAL SCIENCE REPORTS THAT INCREASED UNDERSTANDING OF THE WAYS CANCER
CELLS WORK IS SPURRING DEVELOPMENT OF DRUGS THAT BLOCK CANCER AT VARIOUS
STAGES OF ITS DEVELOPMENT. THESE DRUGS SHOULD BE MUCH GENTLER ON THE PATIENT
THAN SURGERY, CHEMOTHERAPY OR RADIATION THAT CAN KILL HEALTHY CELLS.
A HARVARD UNIVERSITY STUDY OF 100 THOUSAND NURSES IS BEING CALLED THE
STRONGEST EVIDENCE YET OF A LINK BETWEEN OBESITY AND A WOMAN'S RISK OF BREAST
THE RESEARCH OUT TODAY FOUND THAT WOMEN WHO GAINED A LOT OF WEIGHT AS
ADULTS... NEARLY DOUBLED THEIR RISK OF BREAST CANCER LATER IN LIFE.
THE DIET SUPPLEMENT KNOWN AS 'HERBAL FEN-PHEN' MAY SOON BE OFF THE MARKET, IF
THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS ITS WAY.
THE MAIN INGREDIENT OF HERBAL FEN-PHEN IS A STIMULANT CALLED EPHEDRA.
THE FDA SAYS EPHEDRA HAS BEEN LINKED TO REPORTS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE,
IRREGULAR HEART RATES, INSOMNIA, NERVOUSNESS, HEADACHES, SEIZURES, HEART
ATTACKS, STROKES AND DEATH.
AND THAT'S THE WEEK'S TOP MEDICAL HEADLINES.
I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS NEW YORK.
The judge in the Au Pair trial generated a flurry of on-line activity this
week, announcing he'll release his decision about her guilty verdict on the
More in this week's edition of WebWatch.
IN Q=Judge Hiller
SUPER=03-Cambridge, MA; :06
(( Judge Hiller Zobel's ruling will come on Monday at the earliest, and when
it does, it will appear here first, on the Lawyer's Weekly website.
News of an on-line ruling initially crashed the site earlier this week, but
Lawyer's Weekly has added capacity, deleted graphics, and set up mirror sites
to help handle the load next week.
The new chairman of the FCC appears to be Internet friendly.
During his first day in office, Bill Kennard said the government should
leave the Internet alone, and not squelch the new technology.
Kennard is asking people to tell him what they think, by sending him e-mail
on his new FCC web page.
If you're gearing up for tonight's Holyfield-Moorer fight, Showtime's
boxing site has details about the bout... including the strategies each fighter
will have to follow to win.
They'll have live round-by-round scoring during the fight itself.
To get there before the bell rings, the links are on the WebWatch page, on
the WDBJ website at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))
There's on more holiday to go before Christmas, but many people are shopping
early, trying to get their hands on the top selling toys this season.
Stacey Martin has more.
IN Q=Employees are stocking
SUPER=01-Aaron Robbins/Wal-Mart; :26
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke Co.
(( Employees are stocking shelves for the Christmas rush, barely one-step
ahead of youngsters' eager hands.
And what are they eager for?--a bed time buddy..
SOT 03.11.46 - 03.11.53
IN Q=This is going
((AARON ROBINS/WAL-MART: THIS IS SING AND SNORE ERNIE IT'S OUR MOST POPULAR
ITEM WE'VE GOT THIS YEAR. YOU SEE YOU please use nat/sot from 03.23.07
PRESS HIS HANDS AND IT SINGS FOR A WHILE AND IT'S TUMMY GOES UP AND DOWN.))
OUT Q=up and down.
an electronic pet..
SOT 03.12.27 - 03.12.36
IN Q=It's an electronic
((IT'S AN ELECTRONIC GAME WHERE YOU TAKE CARE OF IT. YOU HAVE TO FEED IT, PLAY
WITH IT, PUT IT TO SLEEP. IT CAN HAVE ANY KIND OF PROBLEM. YOU HAVE TO GIVE IT
IMMUNIZATION SHOTS EVERY NOW AND THEN. IT DOES A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.))
OUT Q=bit of everything.
And, anything to do with a yellow bear named Pooh.
Sing and Snore Ernie is the fastest seller at a rate of 60 about every half
Joining Ernie as top toys are laptop computers, NASCAR hot wheels featuring
racers such as Jeff Gordon and a talking, purple dinosaur.
SOT 03.27.42 - 03.27.48
IN Q=Boy oh boy..
((BOY OH BOY, THAT'S SUPER-D-DUPER!))
And, some toys from the Christmases gone by still lurking on the shelves
include that other Sesame Street favorite--Tickle Me Elmo and Cabbage Patch
SOT 04.08.28 - 04.08.43
IN Q=Employees here say
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: EMPLOYEES HERE SAY PARENTS SHOULD CALL EVERYDAY OR
STOP BY THE STORE TO SEE IF THE ITEMS THEY WANT ARE IN STOCK BECAUSE EVERYTHING
IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, THERE IS NO WAITING LIST AND THEY'RE NOT TAKING BACK
ORDERS. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, ROANOKE CO.))
OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke Co.
And coming up, The Hokies and Cavaliers were at home for conference games
this afternoon. V-M-I loses at home.
And the Lady Buffaloes of Floyd County win the Three Rivers district
Right now in Blacksburg Virginia Tech and Miami are hooked up in a key Big
double boxes Roy/Mike
Mike Stevens is at Lane Stadium Worsham Field for an early game report,
rollcue=wild start to this game.
SUPER=01-Evan Paoletti/Fiesta Bowl Committee Member; :14
OUT Q=early in the second.
Mike ad libs into vo of early first half highlights.
(AD LIB & TOSS BACK TO ROY MAYBE A QUESTION.)
double boxes Roy/Mike
The Virginia Cavaliers started an important stretch of conference games this
afternoon as Georgia Tech came to Charlottesville.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville, VA/ABC SPORTS; :
After each team turned it over, Virginia's Aaron Brooks hits Brian Owen on
the first of his 2 touchdown catches in the first half and the Cavaliers led 7
Georgia Tech fell behind 14 to 3 in the first quarter then Joe Hamilton puts
it into the air connecting with Derrick Steagall who takes in for the touchdown
on the 74 yard pass play to make it 14 to 10 Virginia.
The Yellow Jackets took a 17 to 14 lead but Brooks pump fakes and hits Billy
Baber on the 11 yard T-D pass his third of the game and U-V-A led 21 to 17 at
Georgia Tech scored on its first drive of the third quarter Charles Wiley
taking it in from the four to make it 24 to 21 Yellow Jackets.
But Brooks goes to the air again SUPER=36-Virginia//Georgia Tech//;this
time hitting his favorite receiver Germaine Crowell on the 15 yard touchdown
pass to make it 28 to 21 and _____ wins it ___ to ____.
Up in Lexington this afternoon, V-M-I after its first win of the season
hosted the Mountaineers of Appalachian State.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Keydets vs Mountaineers; :
The Keydet marching band marched into Alumni Memorial Stadium with their
On the Third play of their first possession, Appy State's Gerrod Hardy
takes the handoff and he's off to the races for the 70 yard touchdown run to
make it 7 to nothing after the Extra point.
Then after an interception the Mountaineers marched down the field Hardy
takes the option pitch to score his second Touchdown of the game and the
Mountaineers led 14 to nothing.
Appy State added another touchdown SUPER=36-Appalachian
State/42/VMI/7/;in the second quarter Bake Baker takes it in on the
quarterback Sneak to make it 21 to nothing and the Mountaineers win it 42 to 7.
Wake Forest and N.C. State get wins today and 13-th ranked Florida holds
off Vanderbilt. For all the college scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0101-/VMI/7/j/Appalachian St./42////Virginia Tech#20/10//Miami/13/2//;
SUPER=0101-/Maryland/28/j/N.C. State/45////Florida St.#3///UNC#5///Night/;
SUPER=0101-/Arizona St.#15///California///Night//Washington St.#16/56//SW
SUPER=0101-/Toledo#18/3/j/Ball St./35///j/Texas A&M#21/38//Baylor/10///;
SUPER=0101-j/Methodist/7//Hamp.-Sydney/0//Overtime//W & L/17/j/Emory &
OUT Q=....last score."
Football wasn't the only big draw today a near capacity crowd at
Christiansburg High School watched Glenvar and Floyd County play for the Three
Rivers Tournament championship.
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Floyd Co. vs Glenvar; :
After surrendering the regular season title to glenvar Floyd County was
anxious to get even this afternoon.
Number 14 Michele Quesenberry the junior guard hits this three pointer to
give Floyd a double digit lead in the first quarter.
Glenvar would have to fight up hill the entire first half finally Erika
Hale beats the Buffalo pressure with the driving lay in.
But Julie Sowers, who scored a school record 48 points In the semi
SUPER=34-Floyd Co./56/Glenvar/50/;finals was hot again today she hits the
long three pointer and Floyd Goes on to win it 56 to 50. Both teams advance to
next weeks Region C tournament.
SUPER=330-Clouds &/Drizzle/38-42/Turning/Partly Sunny/52-57;
SUPER=332-Breezy & Cloudy/With Drizzle/36-40/Mostly Sunny/& Breezy/50-55;
SUPER=333-Drizzle & Light/Snow in Mountains/33-37/Cloudy/& Breezy/48-50;
SUPER=334-Drizzle & Light/Mountain Snow/33-37/Cloudy/& Breezy/48-50;