[IRAQ]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict]


It appears its a matter of time now, before a U-S led military force launches an attack on Iraq.
Diplomacy seems nonexistent, and the military buildup is gathering steam.
The U-N security council discusses the crisis this arternoon.
Lee Cowan has the latest.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@File; :00]
[SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State; :13]
[SUPER=03-Holliman AFB, NM/Yesterday; :51]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Tariq Aziz/Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister; 1:30]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:39]
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[OUT Q=The White House]

((IT'S A GAME OF BRINKMANSHIP THAT'S ALL TO FAMILIAR. SADDAM HUSSEIN IS AGAIN PUSHING THE UNITED NATIONS TO THE LIMIT. AND THE U-S IS AGAIN RESPONDING BY PUTTING IRAQ ON NOTICE. (( SUPER:MADELEINE ALBRIGHT //SECRETARY OF STATE )) BUT THIS TIME, THE POLITICAL TEMPERATURE IN THE MIDDLE EAST HAS CHANGED - DIPLOMACY IS SILENT. ARAB NATIONS WHO HAVE SYMPATHIZED WITH IRAQ BEFORE, ARE NOT SO
WILLING TO DO SO THIS TIME AROUND---

SADDAM HUSSEIN MAY BE A LONE VOICE IN AN INGREASINGLY TENSE WILDERNESS. (( ALBRIGHT?? ))
(SUPER: YESTERDAY, HOLLIMAN AFB, NM)

(( NAT STEALTH DEPARTURES )) NEARLY 150 AIRCRAFT HAVE EITHER ARRIVED IN THE GULF, OR ARE ON THE WAY. DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM COHEN SIGNED A DEPLOYMENT ORDER YESTERDAY THAT ACTIVATES SOME 3-THOUSAND TROOPS TO THE REGION TO BOLSTER THE FORCES ALREADY THERE.
(LOCATOR: BAGHDAD)

(( NAT BAGHDAD )) ON THE STREETS OF BAGHDAD, THE SITUATION REMAINS THE SAME AS IT EVER WAS. SANCTIONS HAVE LEFT MOST WITH VERY LITTLE - THOSE WHO CAN ARE STOCKPILING SUPPLIES, JUST IN CASE. BUT LIVING WITH THE TREAT OF A U-S ATTACK IS SOMETHING IRAQIS ARE GETTING VERY USED TO, AND KNOW IT'S SOMETHING THEY CAN DO VERY LITTLE ABOUT. AS FOR THE IRAQI government - EVEN THE WORDS OF DIPLOMACY ARE BEGINNING TO SOUND LIKE A BROKEN RECORD. (( SUPER: TARIQ AZIZ//DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER )) "_It is the United States that is not complying_"\ (( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS )) "Since the Gulf War, there have been more than 40 U-N resolutions dealing with Iraq and Saddam Hussein. Nearly all of them were preceded by much of the same saber rattling that is going on now. But as was the case then, the question now remains: when will the order come. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington."))

[Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Robbery]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Armed Robbery]


The arrest of three young men in connection with a robbery in northwest Roanoke may help police solve some similar cases.
The teenagers were charged early this morning with breaking into a home on Massachusetts Avenue, holding a 16-year-old boy at gunpoint and demanding money.
The boy told them he didn't have any.
They searched the house, took some cash and a small safe and left.
A few minutes later, police responding to the call noticed a car at Delaware and Cove with three males in it, and arrested them.
The suspects are 19-year-old Yassine Dungee and 18-year-old Ronald Ervin Crockett, both of Roanoke.
The third is 15 years old and police aren't releasing his name.

[E-Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-58 1:59:44]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A capital murder suspect will go to a preliminary hearing this afternoon with the same attornies he started with.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Ironto/File Tape;]


Livingston Bud Pritchett is charged with murdering and robbing a Roanoke man at the Ironto rest stop last year.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape;]


He said he was ditching his attorneys, Fred Kellerman and Jimmy Turk, last month because they would rather enter a guilty plea than face an all-white jury.
Now civil rights leaders have changed their minds and say Pritchett will keep Turk.
They say Turk has an excellent reputation.
Pritchett's preliminary hearing is scheduled for one this afternoon.
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[Voter-Fraud]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Voting]


Reports of voter fraud may spur the General Assembly to approve a five million dollar computer system to safeguard against such abuses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


A recent audit showed that thousands of convicted felons were illegally registered to vote.
Several hundred of them were in the Roanoke Valley.
The secretary of the state Board of Elections says the board lost a lot of control over the rolls since the motor-voter system began operation.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


A computerized system could help prevent the kind of violations the audit uncovered.

[Special-Election]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Special Elections]


It's another voting day for some southwest Virginians.
Governor Gilmore has set Tuesday, December 15th for a special election to fill the state senate seat being vacated by Bluefield Democrat Jack Reasor.
Reasor's resignation takes effect November 30th.
He will take over as C-E-O of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative.

Candidates for his seat are required to certify by next Tuesday.[INDONESIA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict]


It's been the bloodiest day yet in a week of student demonstrations against the Indonesian government.
At least three people were killed and hundreds of others injured today when police opened fire with plastic bullets on students trying to march on parliament.
Barry Peterson reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Jakarta, Indonesia; :00]
[SUPER=01-Barry Petersen/Reporting; :44]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Jakarta.]



[gun-bill]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


Underscoring his anti- crime campaign, President Clinton has signed two measures into law.
One provides College tuition aid to the familes of law officers killed in the line of duty.
The other increases the prison time for federal gun crimes.
The measure tacks on another seven years for brandishing or pointing a gun and an extra ten years if the gun is fired.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]

[4:14:38]
Meantime, the city of Chicago is taking aim at the nation's gun INDUSTRY.
The Mayor's office has filed a 433- million dollar lawsuit against gun makers and dealers.
[SUPER=04-Police Surveillance Video;]


To prove its case, the city sent undercover police officers into suburban gun shops.
Most store clerks, working for a commission, gave advice on how to get around gun laws.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((THE INDUSTRY CLAIMS ARE EVEN MORE ABSURD, THE KIND OF GUNS THEY'RE DESIGNING AND THE WAY THEY MARKET THEM IT'S ALL ABOUT STREET VIOLENCE. ))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=ABOUT STREET VIOLENCE.]
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[VO-NAT]


The city wants to make the point that dealers are irresponsible by knowingly making guns easily available in Chicago.
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[Aquino]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-64 1:01:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


She survived her husband's assassination, seven coup attempts, an earthquake and a volcanic eruption.. but today former Filipino president Corazon Aquino (ah-KEEN-oh) is remembered best for bringing democracy to her country.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Aquino is in Lynchburg this weekend to accept the first Pearl S. Buck Award from Randolph Macon Woman's College.
Buck was a 1914 graduate of Randolph Macon.. Aquino says she drew inspiration from books like "The Good Earth".
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[SOT 1:21:36]
[IN Q=I'm just so]

((CORAZON AQUINO/FORMER FILIPINO PRESIDENT: I'M JUST SO MUCH IN ADMIRATION OF PEARL BUCK, WHAT SHE WAS ABLE TO DO TO HELP HUMANITY AND HOW SHE SACRIFICED SO MUCH OF HERSELF IN ORDER TO BRING ABOUT A BETTER LIFE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT AS PRIVILEGED.))
[SUPER=01-Corazon Aquino/Former Filipino President; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=not as privileged.]
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[VO-NAT]


Aquino currently serves on the boards of numerous organizations and continues to speak out for oppressed people around the world.
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[Pitt-Homecoming]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's not often a movie star comes to Springfield Missouri, especially one who's a native son.
But last night Brad Pitt came home... and brought his new movie with him.
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[SOT 3:54:18]
[IN Q=nat cheering]
[SUPER=03-Springfield, MO; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brad Pitt/"Joe Black"; :17]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Moon/Reporting; :23]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=bring something home.]