Up next on News 7 at 11...
The U.N. Sectretary General works into the night trying to stop an attack on Iraq.
The FBI says anthrax confiscated in Las Vegas isn't what they thought it was.
And the Polar Plunge shakes up the shores of Smith Mountain Lake.
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Talks between the UN Secretary General and Iraqi officials will resume in a few hours.
The discussion went until 2-am Baghdad time.
A U.N. official said some progress was made, but it's not done yet.
Meanwhile in the U.S., it was a day of protest for some.
Paul James has more.
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[SUPER=01-Sandy Berger/National Security Adviser; :45]
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((AS HUNDREDS OF PROTESTERS GATHERED IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE SENDING A
STRONG ANTI-WAR MESSAGE TO THE PRESIDENT...(more nats) MEETINGS WERE UNDERWAY
INSIDE TO DISCUSS THE SPECIFICS OF A MILITARY STRIKE, ...SHOULD IT COME TO
AND IN FORT BENNING GEORGIA...
NATS..(people crying, hugging..)
THE CROWD WAS SMALLER, BUT NO LESS EMOTIONAL, AS MORE TROOPS WERE DEPLOYED ON
SATURDAY FOR THE GULF...
SOT..."Good luck, hope to see you soon..."
NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER SANDY BERGER ACKNOWLEDGED MILITARY ACTION PROVOKES
STRONG FEELINGS AMONG AMERICANS, BUT SAID MILITARY PREPARATIONS WERE
PROCEEDING WITHOUT REGARD TO LAST DITCH DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS BY THE UNITED
SUPER: SANDY BERGER/NATL SEC. ADVISER...Americans would like peaceful
solution, but will support military action..."
THE UN SECRETARY GENERAL CONTINUES EXTENSIVE TALKS IN BAGHDAD WITH IRAQI
DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER TAREQ AZIZ . KOFI ANNAN IS EXPECTED TO MEET WITH SADDAM
HUSSEIN ON SUNDAY.
PAUL JAMES, CBS NEWS))[Anthrax]
One of the two men arrested for possession of anthrax is free tonight.
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William Leavitt and Larry Wayne Harris were arrested in Las Vegas Wednesday, for allegedly carrying military grade anthrax.
Leavitt was released today after the FBI announced the anthrax wasn't dangerous.
[IN Q=All of the material]
((BOBBY SILLER/FBA; ALL OF THE MATERIAL FOUND TO BE ANTHRAX, WERE FOUND TO BE ANTHRAX USED AS A VETERINARY VACCINE, THE TRACES OF ANTHRAX LACKED THE DNA MATERIAL THAT WOULD CAUSE THE BACTERIA TO FORM SPORES, AND AS A RESULT, IS NOT A TOXIC PATHOGEN))
[OUT Q=not a toxic pathogen]
The charges have NOT been dropped yet, and Harris remains in jail pending a Monday preliminary hearing.
FBI officials say both men made statements to witnesses that they intended to use the anthrax as a weapon.
A fourteen year old snowboarder, rescued more than a week ago in the California mountains, has died.
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Rescuers found 14 year old Jeff Thornton after he survived six days in the rugged San Gabriel Mountains, and for a while, he made progress, moving out of intensive care.
But, Thursday night he developed severe breathing problems.
He finally suffered cardiac arrest last night.
An autopsy will be performed.
Doctors say his death was probably caused by Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome, which often follows viral or bacterial infections like gangrene.
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When the newscast continues-- electricity has the power to make our lives more efficient-
But it can be a high price to pay at the end of the month.
We'll look at a new way you can be an energy saver when News 7 returns.
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A Roanoke man was arrested this week when a Pulaski police dog sniffed out a package containing more than five pounds of marijuana.
Police say the package was intercepted on its way to a Roanoke post office. It was addressed to 29-year-old Kenneth Preston Johnson.
Police arrested Johnson and charged him with possession of a controlled substance.
You may soon be able to buy more environmentally-friendly appliances that also save you money.
All you have to do is look for the Energy Star Logo.
Herb Weisbaum explains.
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[SUPER=01-Paula Gardiner/Homeowner; 1:54]
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((Everyone knows a TV uses electricity while it s on. But turning it off
doesn t stop the meter. It still needs a small amount of power to remember
channel settings, and to be ready when you want to turn it back on.
The same goes for VCR s. Even turned off, they use a bit of electricity.
No, it s not a lot. But some use much less than others.
You can find the more efficient models by looking for this symbol...the Energy
Star logo. It s just now starting to show up on TV s, and VCR s....
...and has been on some major appliances for about a year.
(standup) Super: HERB WEISBAUM/CBS NEWS
THE ENERGY STAR PROGRAM MAKES IT REAL EASY TO FIND ENERGY EFFICIENT
APPLIANCES. NOW WE VE ALL SEEN THESE YELLOW ENERGY TAGS THAT LET YOU COMPARE
DIFFERENT MAKES AND MODELS. BUT WITH THE ENERGY STAR PROGRAM, THAT WORK S
ALREADY DONE FOR YOU. IF YOU SEE THIS LOGO, YOU KNOW IT S AN ENERGY SAVER.
To earn the logo, dish washers must beat federal energy standards by 13
If you see the star on a washing machine, you know it s at least 50 percent
more efficient than the standard.
SUPER: Carol Browner/EPA Administrator
IF OVER THE NEXT 15 YEARS AMERICAN CONSUMERS BOUGHT ONLY ENERGY STAR PRODUCTS,
WE WOULD BE ABLE TO REDUCE THE NATIONAL ELECTRIC BILL, THE NATIONAL UTILITY
BILL, BY 100 BILLION DOLLARS. (15)
Your potential savings are greatest on products that use the MOST energy. For
instance, replacing an obsolete, energy-wasting furnace.
Paula Gardiner made energy efficiency a priority when she remodeled her home.
By adding an energy star furnace, a new setback thermostat and other touches,
she saves enough on her heating bill in winter...
...to power her new air conditioner all summer long.
SUPER: PAULA GARDINER/HOMEOWNER
I M THRILLED. I WISH WE WOULD HAVE DONE IT YEARS AGO. OUR HOUSE IS SO MUCH
MORE COMFORTABLE. AND OUR BILLS DIDN T GO UP EITHER... BIG BONUS. (08)
Saving energy can also help reduce the threat of global warming, which
everyone is talking about. That s because most electricity is made by burning
coal or oil...which produces so-called greenhouse gases. In fact, according
to the epa, because of all the electricity it uses, your house is probably
responsible for more air pollution than your car. Herb Weisbaum CBS News,
Packages aren't the only thing you'll find aboard some U-P-S flights these days, now that the company has expanded its services.
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The cargo delivery giant now has passenger flights to vacation destinations.
It's using the same jets used to transport overnight packages.
Flights to Cancun aboard U-P-S Airlines fly out of Dulles International Airport, and the Richmond and Norfolk airports.
If you need to buy car insurance it may soon be only a few clicks away on the Internet.
And, bird-watchers can help a college track the bird population in North America by surfing the web.
More in this week's Webwatch.
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In an on-line first, Travelers insurance will sell auto policies directly to comsumers on line. Available at Intuits Insuremarket site, users can get quotes and actually buy a policy that takes effect at midnight the following buisiness day.
The down-side, it's only available to users in Alabama right now, but Travelers says it will offer the option in all 50 states by the end of the year.
Bird watchers will want to get in on this...Cornell University is holding a weekend backyard bird-count. People across the country are watching their feeders, and sending in the results with an on-line survey form.
Here are the results of the Red Bellied Woodpecker count so far.
Cornell is trying to learn how the bird population is changing in North America.
The University of North Carolina is documenting the American South through it's literature.
This site includes Narratives on Slavery, and Diaries and Memoirs of 19th century Southerners.
New features include a digitized library of Southern literature, and a collection of first person narratives is on the way.
This last site might be dedicated to Oprah Winfrey... The author says she's discovered subtle audio clues that diferentiate between healthy cows...
And those with Mad Cow Disease.
For links to all these sites, visit the WebWatch page on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ7-dot-com.
When the news continues we'll take you lakeside where you would have found swimmers, policemen and bears-
and a jump into Smith Mountain Lake today brought out a chorus of "oh my's".
We'll take a trip out to the popular SUMMER resort and catch the action when the news continues.
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Three Roanoke families moved into their new homes today, courtesy of Habitat for Humanity.
Several of the new tenants' neighbors were on hand to welcome the newcomers.
Rose Mary Kamara (KU-MAH-RA) was one of the three recipients who helped build her own home.
[IN Q=FROM THE FOUNDATION]
((ROSE MARY KAMARA/NEW HOMEOWNER; FROM THE FOUNDATION UP. AFTER THE FOUNDATION, THE FLOORS THE WALLS, EVERYTHING. IT WAS WONDERFUL BEING ABLE TO JUST PUT YOUR HANDS ON SOMETHING YOU ARE BUILDING FOR YOURSELF. IT FEELS REALLY GOOD.))
[SUPER=01-Rose Mary Kamara/New Homeowner;]
[OUT Q=REALLY GOOD.]
Today's dedication makes a total of 74 homes Habitat has dedicated in the Valley since it began the program.
And, officials say there's more on the way.
[IN Q=AS PART OF]
((AMY MOORE/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY; AS PART OF THIS DEVELOPMENT, WE'RE GOING TO BUILD 30- HOUSES. WE'VE ALREADY COMPLETED NINE. IN THE SPRING WE'RE GOING TO START THE FIRST SEVEN OF A TOTAL OF TWELVE THIS YEAR. SO PROBABLY AROUND APRIL 15TH, WE'LL PROBABLY START CONSTRUCTION ON THE FIRST SEVEN.))
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[OUT Q=FIRST SEVEN.]
It will take about three years to complete that project.
Habitat for Humanity is also looking at another tract of land to build an additional 24- homes in the near future.
A few brave people bared the cold temperatures and chilly water to take the Polar Plunge.
It was part of an effort to raise money for the Special Olympics.
David Johnson has more.
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[SUPER=01-Laura Erera/Va. Special Olympics; :17]
[SUPER=01-Myles Jackson/Roanoke Co. Police; :42]
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((There were polar bears at Bernard's Landing at Smith Mountain Lake.
Well, not literally, but there were plenty of people on hand ready to take the Polar Plunge.
Divers took their mark then braved the chill as part of a new fundraiser for the Special Olympics.
((LAURA ERERA/VA. SPECIAL OLYMPICS; WE HAVE A BUNCH OF CRAZY PEOPLE OUT HERE AND THEY'RE RAISING MONEY FOR VIRGINIA'S SPECIAL OLYMPICS. THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR WE'RE DOING IT IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND SO FAR, IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE PRETTY SUCCESSFUL.))
Several family members and friends were on hand to cheer their polar bears.
Rescue crews and scuba teams were on hand to ensure the safety of everyone.
Participants came from as far away as Gate City and Grundy and ranged from college students to police officers.
((MYLES JACKSON/ROANOKE CO. POLICE; I FEEL IT'S A WORTHWHILE CAUSE. THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY, WE'VE BEEN SUPPORTING IT FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER WAY THAT WE CAN GO AHEAD AND SHOW OUR SUPPORT TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS.))
Myles was among the many who did whatever they could to prepare themselves before hitting the cold water.
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE THINKING BEFORE TAKING THE PLUNGE WAS THAT THIS WAS FOR A GOOD CAUSE. DESPITE THE 38- DEGREE TEMPERATURE WATER, FEW PEOPLE CHANGED THEIR MINDS AFTERWARDS.))
((IT'S WORTH IT, IT WAS WORTH IT, YES. WAIT TIL NEXT YEAR. TWENTY DEGREES, THAT'S WHAT WE NEED, TWENTY DEGREES. Laughter.))
After plunging into the icy waters, swimmers found shelter and warmth in heated tents.
45- participants raised ninety-nine hundred dollars, which will go towards the state's Special Olympics fund.
David Johnson, News 7, Bedford County.))[Forecasts]
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Roanoke College opened the The Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament with a win yesterday afternoon beating Emory and Henry 107 to 97.
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The Maroons were out to take the sting out of the Wasps in the first round.
The Maroons get out on the slow break as Nathan Hungate keeps it and goes in for the score and the foul.
Then Hungate passes the ball to a cutting Dewayne Bullock who double pumps and hits the lay in to keep the Maroons in the lead.
Emory and Henry works it down low to Chris Barbour who muscles his way up for the easy basket.
Roanoke would come back with good ball movement as they get it to Kyle Murphy who's open on the wing and hits the triple.
The Wasps would work it around and [SUPER=33-Roanoke/107/Emory & Henry/97/;]find Patrick Bailey open for a long thr
ee and Roanoke goes on to win the game 107 to 97 to advance to the semi finals.
In the opener, Hampden-Sydney beat Lynchburg College 66 to 53.[S-W & L]
Randolph-Macon and Washington Lee hooked up in the first game of the Night session at the ODAC Tournament.
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The Washington and Lee Fans were all painted up for the showdown.
The Generals work the top of the zone and Kelly Dyer takes the pass and scores the jumper to cut into the Yellow Jacket lead.
But Macon works the ball in and out freeing up Shawn McAloon on the wing and he pulls up and nails the three pointer.
The Yellow Jackets then go to Josh [SUPER=33-Randolph-Macon/66/Washington & Lee/53/;]Soper who drives the baseline
and dishes to Matt Meehan who takes it strong to the bucket and Macon wins it 66 to 53.
In the night cap Virginia Wesleyan beat Eastern Mennonite 89 to 88 in overtime.[S-UVA]
Curtis Staples scored 28 points including 5 three pointers as the Virginia Cavaliers upset Clemson in overtime 78 to 74.
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Jeff Jones watching the action as his Cavaliers trailed early in the first half.
Staples pulls up and hits this three pointer and the Cavaliers trailed by 3 12 to 9.
But the Tigers went on a run Terrell McIntyre pulls up and answers with a three as Clemson led by 10 at the half.
The Cavaliers made a run to open the second half Norman Nolan hits the Baseline jumper and it was a 4 point game.
Staples moved into second place in the all time three point category when he hit this one but the Tigers still led by 5.
Clemson opened the overtime period and took the 71 to 68 lead when Tony Christie hit the three pointer.
But Virginia's Norman Nolan nailed [SUPER=33-Virginia/78/Clemson/74/;]a short jumper from the side and the Cavalier
s held on for the 78 to 74 upset win.
The Virginia Tech Hokies hit the road last night for a game at LaSalle.
And LaSalle wins the game 74 to 64.
Brendan Dunlop scored 18 and Rolan Roberts 17 Tech is 9 and 15 overall and 4 and 10 in the Atlantic 10.
Yesterday afternoon at Cameron Hall in Lexington Jason Bell hit 16 and Darrell Faulkner 12 in a 74 to 65 win over East Tennessee.
V-M-I is 14 and 12 overall and 8 and 7 in the conference.
Virginia upsets Clemson in Charlottsville. I'll have that in the next sports segment.[S-College]
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a big upset in the A-C-C at Chapel Hill today.
N.C. State's C.C. Harrison scored a career high 31 points as the Wolfpack knocked off top ranked North Carolina 86 to 82.
Now, Here's the rest of the scores.
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And coming up, A wild finish in Rockingham during the running of the Busch Goodwrench 200.
And J.C. Snead moves into second place after two rounds of the American Express Invitational.
David Duval is the leader after the rain delayed second round of the Tuscon Chrysler Classic.
Duval shot a 62 yesterday for a total of 16 under par. He's seven shots ahead of Scott Hoch and Justin Leonard.
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The Seniors are in Sarasota for the American Express Invitational.
J.C. Snead had two birdies going down the stretch and he shot a 69 yesterday putting him at 10 under par for the tournament.
Snead is in second place behind Larry Nelson. Nelson also fired a 3 under par 69 to go 12 under for the tournament and lead Snead by two shots.
It was Rick Mast day at the Rock Yesterday. At noon he announced an ad Campaign promoting Remington's new 22 rifle.
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And later in the day he would cover the field winning the pole for the Goodwrench 400 with a speed of 156 point 361.
Now, Mast and his Remington team must prepare the car for tomorrow race.
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((RICK MAST/GOODWRENCH POLE WINNER: ))
[SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Goodwrench Pole Winner; :]
[OUT Q=.......DOING OK."]
Dale Jarrett had the fastest time in practice but because of engine problems he was last among 49 drivers.
And Jarrett and his team have work to do for the race set up.
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((DALE JARRETT/QUALITY CARE FORD: ))
[SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Quality Care Ford; :]
[OUT Q=......KEY HERE."]
A wild finish at Rockingham in the Busch Goodwrench 200 race yesterday afternoon.
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The race got down to a two car shootout between Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth. Stewart was the leader on the final lap but Kenseth bumps him coming out of turn four and takes the lead and the checkered flag winning the Goodwrench 200.
[IN Q="got a little...]
((MATT KENSETH/GOODWRENCH 200 WINNER: ))
[SUPER=01-Matt Kenseth/Goodwrench 200 Winner; :]
[OUT Q=.....you got to do."]
Stewart was second, Mark Martin third, Jeff Burton fourth and Mike McLaughlin fifth.
That's a wrap from the News 7 Sports Department.[S-Express]
The Roanoke Express was on the road at Wheeling tonight.
Chris Lipsett scored the winning goal in a shoout as the Express beats Wheeling 4 to 3.
The Express will be in Johnstown tomorrow night.[video]
Revelers are fattening up and dancing in the streets in cajun country-
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Carnival is in full swing as New Orleans gears up for this week's Fat Tuesday celebration.
Mardi Gras has taken over the town-- parades include everything from traditional marching bands to oversized skull floats.
City officials are urging visitors to enjoy the party- but to also use "good common sense".
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