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Prosecutors drop malicious wounding charges against the elderly Roanoke man accused in the shooting death of a 15- year- old girl.
Details, straight ahead.
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And the fighting continues in Afghanistan, despite the biggest loss of American soldiers during combat so far.
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The Roanoke prosecutor has dropped a malicious wounding charge against Hallis Jamison.
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The 82-year-old man has been released from jail, a week after the fatal shooting of a teenager on his front porch.

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The decision to let him go came the day after the grand jury refused to indict Jamison for murder in the death of Charlotte Brown.
Jamison had been accused of firing a rifle through the front door of his home on Hanover Avenue, hitting the 15-year-old girl.
He had been held without bail since his arrest.
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Don Caldwell says he will meet with investigators, and then decide whether to seek another indictment.

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U-S led forces are facing heavy fire as they advance toward Taliban and al-Qaida strongholds in Afghanistan's eastern mountains.
Teri Okita has the latest on the war from Washington.
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TRACK: THE BODIES OF THE AMERICAN SOLDIERS KILLED IN ACTION IN AFGHANISTAN OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS ARE ON THEIR WAY BACK TO THE U-S. IN A SOLEMN OBSERVANCE, THEY ARRIVED AT AN AIRFORCE BASE IN GERMANY ENROUTE TO AMERICA. ABOUT 20 SOLDIERS INJURED IN THE FIRE FIGHTS ARE RECOVERING AT A HOSPITAL IN AFGHANISTAN.
TRACK: AFTER THE WORSE ONE-DAY LOSS OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS SINCE THE WAR BEGAN, U-S GROUND TROOPS PUSHED AHEAD WITH OPERATION ANACONDA MOVING DEEPER INTO THE MOUNTAINS AND FACING STIFF RESISTANCE FROM ENEMY FIGHTERS.

(Super: Maj. Bryan Hilferty/Coalition Joint Task Force)
SOT: The battle is very intense, very heavily intense, with a lot of

mortar fire, very heavy machine gun fire. The enemy has heavy weaponry.
TRACK: AFGHAN TROOPS SAY THE GROUND FIGHTING HAS NOT BEEN AS INTENSE AS IN DAYS PAST. FROM ABOVE, THE U-S CONTINUES AN AERIAL ASSAULT ON TALIBAN AND AL-QAEDA POSITIONS WHILE IN THE MOUNTAINS, MINESWEEPERS ARE REPORTEDLY CLEARING A PATH FOR ALLIED TROOPS TO ADVANCE TOWARDS THE OPPOSITIONS BUNKERS.
TRACK: AFGHANISTANS FOREIGN MINISTER BELIEVES ABOUT ONE-THOUSAND ENEMY FIGHTERS MOSTLY AL-QAEDA ARE IN THOSE BUNKERS. HE SAYS THEY'LL FIGHT TO THE END.

(Super: Abdullah/Afghanistans Foreign Minister)
SOT: I think this shows the desperation, and they know that this will

not bring any result for them. They will not get anything out of it, but this is an act of desperation, rather than a strategy of a long-term engagement.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: Abdullah goes on to say that opposition forces appear to be working under a unified command, but with the air and ground assaults, the situation is getting more difficult for them by the HOUR, not the day. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.
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One of the nation's leading Republicans says the President should not let up on the war on terrorism.
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Republican House Whip Tom DeLay was in Roanoke raising funds for Congressman Bob Goodlatte's re-election campaign. Last night DeLay told reporters this will be a long war-- one that will take more lives before it's over.
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((TOM DELAY: TODAY'S EVENTS HAVE SHOWN US THAT THIS IS A DANGEROUS JOB AND THAT IF WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE THIS JOB WE'RE GOING TO LOSE SOME OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND ALL OF US FEEL AGGRIEVED AT THESE LOSSES.)) ((BOB GOODLATTE: THE COUNTRY'S VIGILANCE IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE STRONGER THAN IT WAS BEFORE SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH AND I'M REMINDED OF WHAT THOMAS JEFFERSON SAID AT THE OUTSET OF OUR COUNTRY, THE PRICE OF LIBERTY IS ETERNAL VIGILANCE.))
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DeLay is also busy campaigning-- He hopes to become the next House Majority leader.
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In the Middle East, it's been a night of non- stop bombings, shootings, and counter attacks.
David Hawkins has a wrap-up of the violence.
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(SCRIPT) LAST NIGHT... A PALESTINIAN GUNMEN OPENED FIRE ON DINERS AT A TEL AVIV SEAFOOD RESTAURANT... KILLING THREE.
THIS MORNING... ANOTHER ISRAELI BUS WAS DESTROYED BY A SUICIDE BOMBER. AND IN EAST JERUSALEM... ISRAELI TERRORISTS BOMBED AN ARAB SCHOOL... INJURING EIGHT.
THESE ATTACKS COME AS ISRAEL IS ESCALATING ITS MILITARY ASSAULTS ON PALESTINIANS. PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON HAS GIVEN UP ON NEGOTIATIONS... AND HAS TURNED HIS BACK ON A SAUDI ARABIAN PEACE PROPOSAL.
FROM NOW ON... "WE WILL ONLY BEAT THEM..." SAYS SHARON... UNTIL THE PALESTINIANS UNDERSTAND THAT THEY WON'T ACHIEVE ANYTHING BY VIOLENCE.
AN ISRAELI CABINET MINISTER SAYS THAT ISRAEL WILL QUOTE : "RESPOND TO SLAUGHTER WITH SLAUGHTER."

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We are going to fight. We are going to hit them wherever they are. They have declared war and we will win this war.

(SOT NABIL ABU RADINEH, PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY SPOKESMAN)

This cycle of violence, this Israeli terror which is started a very long time ago should be stopped.

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EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT HOSNI MUBARAK IS IN WASHINGTON TODAY TO DISCUSS THE SAUDI MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROPOSAL WITH PRESIDENT BUSH. BUT WHATEVER HOPES EXISTED THAT THE PLAN MIGHT SUCCEED... NOW APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN DASHED. AVID HAWKINS CBS NEWS TEL AVIV ))

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A year ago, he was considered a shoo- in for re- election.
Now Congressman Gary Condit is fighting for his political career.
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The Democrat is running for re- election in today's California primary.
But his once strong base of support has dwindled since the disappearance of former Washington intern Chandra Levy last May.
That's the case, even though Condit was never declared a suspect in her disappearance.
Condit says he's not focusing on polls, despite going into today's primary as the underdog to Assemblyman Dennis Cardoza.
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Meanwhile, Washington police say the Levy case remains open, although there haven't been any new leads since September 11th.
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Coming up next on our newscast, we'll see what it takes to get to the top of the church.
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and we'll have some simple suggestions for women who want to reduce their risk of heart disease.
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The man accused of killing three people during a law school shooting rampage in Grundy will be evaluated by a psychiatrist.
Attorneys for Peter (Oh-dee-gee-ZOO-uh) Odighizuwa requested the evaluation yesterday.
Rachel Cannon has more from Buchanan County.
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Things are getting ready to look up for a church in Lexington.
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The Lexington Presbyterian Church was heavily damaged by fire more than a year and a half ago.
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Yesterday, part of the Church's new steeple traveled 78 miles up Interstate-81, dodging bridges, trees, and power lines. The builders say they considered flying the steeple to Lexington, but trucking was the easier route.
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((AL ANDERSON/BLUE RIDGE TIMBERWRIGHTS; WELL, WE ACTUALLY LOOKED INTO A HELICOPTER MOVE, THE WEIGHT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN A PROBLEM, BUT YOU CAN'T FLY OVER A POPULATED AREA WITH A SLING LOAD, SO THAT KINDA LEFT THAT OUT.))
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The entire steeple should be in place by this afternoon.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Leo will have our forecast,
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but first, we'll see a new car that can grow with your family.
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Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in the U-S.
It's more deadly to women than all forms of cancer combined.
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Joining us this afternoon via satellite to talk about heart disease in women is health expert and author, Elizabeth Somer.
Good Afternoon, Elizabeth.
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(I was surprised to read that a majority of women surveyed in a Gallup Poll say that their health care providers have N

EVER discussed heart disease prevention with them..Is that what inspired you to raise awareness about heart disease in women?. )
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(( Once we establish the Interview. We have :45 of B-roll.))

(At what age do women really need to become aware of their cardiovascular health?)



(Do you have to have a history of heart disease in your family in order to be at risk?)



(What kinds of simple lifestyle changes can women make in order to reduce the risk of heart disease?)



(I was reading through the list and thought the one about eliminating an electronic gadget-- like a remote control or c

an opener-- was interesting. That really IS a small adjustment.)

(You've written hundreds of articles and several books-- what is the main topic of your latest book, "The Origin Diet"?

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Thanks for joining us this afternoon.
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Coming up next -
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the Lady Tarheels attempt to block the Duke Blue Devils from getting their 3rd straight ACC title.
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Women's March Madness is in full swing, and the Duke Blue Devils took on Carolina for the coveted ACC title in Greensboro.
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This was the 25th anniversary of the women's ACC tournament, and North Carolina came out looking to knock off the defending champs as the Tarheels went up by as many as 12 points. But Duke came back, and got the deficit down to single digits by the midpoint of the second half. With four minutes to go, it was still anyone's game.
But Duke would pull away with Alana Beard scoring 25 to compliment the game high 30 that was poured in by tournament MVP Monique Currie.
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Duke wins its third straight ACC title, 87-to-80.
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The Roanoke Dazzle fell short of the 500 mark, and didn't get boosted towards the playoffs - as the team lost to North Charleston 83-to-77.
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The Dazzle came into this contest with 10 fewer wins than North Charleston.
Roanoke's Andre McCollum takes charge early in the game.
He steps up and hits the basket for three points.
Andre had 13 points before fouling out.
But the Lowgators were definitely the dominant team in the house.
Fred House finished with a team high 27 points in just 28 minutes.
He hit 11 of 18 shots from the floor.
The Dazzle answered with former NBA forward Johnny Taylor, who lit the Lowgators for 30 points. He also had three steals and 11 rebounds.
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But Charleston hangs on down the stretch to post the 83-to-77 win, and dropped the Dazzle to 18 and 28 - 10 games under 500 on the season.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Center Lorenzo Coleman, who had his appendix removed just two weeks ago on February 18th, returned to the Dazzle lineup, played three minutes and threw his weight around against the Lowgators.
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The Dazzle is back home tonight playing the Lowgators again, and then on Thursday night they are home against the Greenville Groove.

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The Roanoke Express is back in action Wednesday night for the first time in a week.
Steve Mason tells has more in this edition of Round House Wrap up.
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((The Express will not play another game at the Roanoke Civic Center until March 15th and the team's last home game was February 18th. College students are on spring break and the Express has had it's own version of vacation having played just one game in the last seven days. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
36 year old goalie Daniel Berthiaume said Monday morning that he intends to play next season. Floiro does have some decisions to make with seven veterans. The league allows a team to keep four. Florio said Monday that veterans Mike Peron and Rod Taylor, both out with MCL injuries, could return by the end of the regular season. ((:))
The next five games for the Express are all Divisional contests. Steve Mason Round House rap up.))

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Presto Change-O.
It's a convertible that REALLY converts.
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With the flick of a switch, this retractable concept car shifts from being a comfortable four- seater to a compact two- seater.
The quick change allows the car to slip into the tiniest of parking spots.
It has just one little problem-- no doors.
The Presto from the Swiss car- design firm, Rinspeed, is just one of several automotive debuts at the Geneva International Car Show.
It just kicked off today, and is one of the biggest car shows in the world.
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