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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The crew members' plane is expected to touch down in Hawaii within the half hour.
Before departing on the eight- hour flight from Guam, the 24 servicemen and women phoned family and friends back home.
They'll spend two days in military briefings before heading to their base in Washington State for an official welcome home ceremony.
Meanwhile, the Bush administration says it will continue surveillance flights over China.
Officials say despite the stand-off situation, the flights are important to U-S security.
Chris Lawrence has been following the story all morning and has the latest now from Hawaii.
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THE SMILES AND THE WAVES SAID IT ALL.. AFTER A HOT MEAL AND A CHANGE OF CLOTHES, THE 24 CREW MEMBERS OF THE U.S. SPY PLANE LEFT THE ISLAND OF GUAM EARLIER TODAY -- ON THEIR WAY TO HAWAII -- TO ANSWER MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR MID-AIR COLLISION WITH A CHINESE FIGHTER JET.
AFTER BEING HELD FOR 12 DAYS IN CHINA... THE QUICK STOP IN GUAM GAVE THEM A CHANCE TO PHONE LOVED ONES.

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THEY WERE RELEASED SOON AFTER PRESIDENT BUSH SENT A LETTER TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT ... STATING THAT THE U.S. WAS VERY SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF THE CHINESE PILOT, AND THE UNAUTHORIZED LANDING OF THE AMERICAN PLANE.

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CHINA'S STATE RUN MEDIA IS CLAIMING VICTORY, SAYING THE U.S. GAVE IN TO CHINA'S DEMANDS FOR AN APOLOGY. NOT SO, SAY WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS.

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"If you look at the context it's very clear that there is no link of the words very sorry to the incident, to our reconnosaince flights or anything of the sort."
THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION SAYS THERE ARE STILL MANY ISSUES LEFT TO RESOLVE WHEN THE TWO SIDES MEET NEXT WEEK. AT THE TOP OF THAT LIST, THE RETURN OF THE DAMAGED SPY PLANE.
BUT RIGHT NOW ALL EYES ARE ON THE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN who SHARED THEIR HARROWING EXPERIENCE ... WITH THE AIRLINE CREW WHO FLEW THEM BACK TO U.S. SOIL.

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"The Lt. Cm. on board was the one that got them safely to the ground. He's a very big man and he said it took all of his bulk to control the aircraft to get it safely on the ground."
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[USS-Greeneville]


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Also off Hawaii today, the U-S-S Greeneville returns to sea.
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It's the first voyage for the sub since its fatal collision with a Japanese fishing boat in February.
The sub left Pearl Harbor for sea trials that are expected to take a couple of days.
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[Campbell-Stabbing]


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Four people are recovering from stab wounds after a domestic argument in Campbell County last night.
Police say 51- year- old James Murrell attacked three people, including his former girlfriend, at her home on Reynolds Drive around 8:30.
45- year- old Ella Mae Brown was stabbed eight times in the face and neck.. her 20- year- old son Shannon suffered a cut to his arm.
A friend of Brown.. 39- year- old Kirk Burton.. was stabbed in the shoulder.
Murrell himself was stabbed in the throat, but police aren't sure how it happened.
He's listed in critical condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Charges against him are pending.

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Residents of a Northeast Roanoke neighborhhod say vandals have them watching over their shoulders. Small fires, broken windows and slashed tires have plagued their streets for months.
And as Kate Weidaw says there is no apparent end in sight.
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((LARRY POLLARD: IT MAKES YOU SLEEP UNEASY AT NIGHT KNOWING SOMEBODY LIKES TO SEE FIRE AROUND HERE.))
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Larry Pollard was the most recent resident on Belle Avenue to have his property vandalized.

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((LARRY POLLARD: SOMEBODY STUFFED MY FENDER WHEEL HERE FULL OF NEWSPAPER AND LIT IT AND MY TRASH CAN WAS BURNING AND THE NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS TOOK GARDEN HOSE AND PUT MY CAR OUT, THE TRASH CAN BURNT UP.))
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Nathan Wheeling lives across the street from the Pollards and has seen his neighbors' cars get egged, windows broken, and fires set.

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((NATHAN WHEELER: IF YOU LOOK AROUND ALL THE NEIGHBORS HAVE ADT SYSTEMS BECAUSE THEY ARE AFRAID BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BREAK IN OR THEIR HOUSE CATCHING ON FIRE.))
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Wheeling's next door neighbor Jonathan Stover was the first one to be vandalized last summer.

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((JONATHAN STOVER: WE'VE HAD 8 TIRES SLASHED SITTING IN OUR DRIVEWAY AND WEEKS AFTER THAT OUR CAR GOT EGGED FIVE OR SIX DIFFERENT TIMES.))
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And it just hasn't stopped. Flower pots set on fire at another home, a vacant house burned to the ground .. neighbors wonder when will it end, and what can police do about it.
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((KATE WEIDAW: THE ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT HAS BOOSTED ITS PATROLS ON BELLE AVENUE BUT RESIDENTS SAY THAT'S OBVIOUSLY NOT ENOUGH BECAUSE THE VANDALISMS KEEP HAPPENING.))
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((JONATHAN STOVER: I'VE TALKED TO THE COPS A NUMBER OF TIMES AND ALL I'VE ASKED FOR IS A RIDE UP AND DOWN THE STREET A COUPLE OF TIMES AND THEY CAN'T SEEM TO DO THAT.))
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No one has been hurt yet, but residents worry more fires could lead to injuries or even death .. and that's why they hope they, or police, or anybody, can find out who's doing it.
Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))


[Tornado-Damage]


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One person is killed and three others injured when a tornado ripped through a small town in Iowa.
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Rescue workers had to dig through a mountain of rubble to reach the victims.
The massive damage from the twister includes torn fences, uprooted trees and scattered debris.
Residents are using their own chain saws to help crews clean up from the storm.
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In Nebraska, the wind was so strong it wrapped metal around a pole.
Trees and power lines are also collapsed all over town.
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[Ashcroft]


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Oklahoma City bombing survivors and victims' families will get to witness Timothy McVeigh's execution.
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That's the decision of Attorney General John Ashcroft, after meeting with them yesterday.
They'll be allowed to watch McVeigh being put to death on closed- circuit television.
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((JOHN ASHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERAL: MY TIME WITH THESE BRAVE SURVIVORS CHANGED ME. WHAT WAS TAKEN FROM THEM CAN NEVER BE REPLACED, NOR FULLY RESTORED. THEIR LIVES WERE SHATTERED AND I HOPE THAT WE CAN HELP THEM MET THEIR NEED TO CLOSE THIS CHAPTER IN THEIR LIVES.))
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Ashcroft says two additional witnesses will be allowed to watch in person at the Indiana prison where McVeigh will receive his lethal injection.
Federal law had allowed for eight.
His execution is set for May 16th.
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[Milosevic]


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First he's arrested on corruption charges--
Now former Yugoslavian leader Slobodan Milosevic is in a Belgrade hospital undergoing tests.
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Milosevic was taken from his prison cell to the military hospital yesterday after complaining of chest pains.
He remains under police guard.
Initial heart artery tests show nothing wrong, but he was diagnosed with high blood pressure after entering prison April first.
He surrendered to authorities after a two- day standoff.
Milosevic is also wanted for alleged war crimes.
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[6Literacy-Grant]


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A unique program will soon have children and their parents going to school together.
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Danville Public Schools announded yesterday they are receiving a 750-thousand dollar grant for the Even Start Family Literacy Program.
It helps provide literacy training for adults and their children to help break the cycle of illiteracy and poverty.
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((AUDREY DAVIDSON/DANVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS: AT THE SAME TIME THE PARENTS ARE BEING WORKED WITH, THE CHILDREN WILL BE WORKED WITH SO AS THESE CHILDREN ENTER THE SCHOOLS THEY'RE COMING IN WITH AN EVEN START AND THEY GOT THE BENEFITS THAT OTHER CHILDREN COMING TO SCHOOL WITH.))
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To be eligible, families must have children between six weeks and three years in age.
Parents must attend 20 hours a week with their child.
The school district hopes to have the program up and running by October.
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[Personality-Test]


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Have you ever wondered why you seem to click with some people --while others seem to be from a different planet?
Well, some believe it's because you're born with a certain personality type.
And there is a test that dates back to Pre-World War II, that's been used to help people figure out what type they are.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton is here to tell us more. [LIVE INTERVIEW JOY AND ONE GUEST on On Record Set]
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Kimberly, there are 16 different types of personalities and psychologist and other professionals in our area have been using the the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Inventory to teach people how to better relate to one another.
Here to tell us more about is Donna Proctor --whose been trained as Organizational Consultant to administer the test.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech football team got offensive in yesterday's "Red Zone" workout. The Tech offense showed some spark, scoring nine times in the scrimmage. One of the guys who has been a SPARK PLUG this spring is
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wide receiver Richard Johnson. The redshirt freshman from Baltimore sat out last season after a stellar prep career, in which he was named the number- one player in all of Maryland.
He was also one of the top four high school receivers in the nation.
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Johnson's humility will serve him well in life, but you can bet that folks will be bragging about him before he leaves Tech. Johnson says his redshirt year on the scout team prepared him well for the spring.
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[VO NAT CON'T] The Tech defenders got an eyeful of Johnson last season when his job was to imitate the opposition's best receiver on the scout team. They say he could be the next Peter Warrick.
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The Spring game is Saturday, April 21st at 2.