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A gun is a found in a student's locker.
K-Mart will close three area stores.
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And a police chief applauds legislative action to closely monitor OxyContin prescriptions.
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Some light showers may drop in this weekend, but the moisture won't be impressive. I'll have details coming up.

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Retired police officers will become airport security screeners in big numbers.
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And in Healthcheck .. how to help your children deal with the fears of terrorism. We'll hear from an expert who helps health professionals.
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K-Mart is closing three local stores .. as part of its bankruptcy reorganization.
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The company had already indicated in court papers that two of those three were on its list of likely closings.
It added the third in today's final list.
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The Radford K-Mart will shut down later this year, along with stores in Lexington, Madison Heights, and three others in the Richmond and Washington D-C areas.
The discount retailer is closing 284 stores in 40 states and Puerto Rico .. out of 21-hundred it now operates.
K-Mart expects to save about 550-million dollars by closing the stores, which will affect about 22-thousand workers.
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Officials at Christiansburg Middle School say they found a handgun in a student's locker today. The principal says no one was threatened with the weapon which was in the boy's backpack. Officials say they met with students about the incident and sent a letter home to parents. The boy has been suspended for 10-days pending a school board review.


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A local police chief says Richmond is taking a step in right direction in helping stop OxyContin abuse.
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Pulaski Police Chief Gary (Roach) Roche says he applauds the General Assembly for passing database legislation yesterday. A database would monitor prescriptions for painkillers and help police track abusers. According to Roche, it will help his department continue making strides against Oxycontin abuse.
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((GW ROCHE/PULASKI POLICE CHIEF; IF NOTHING ELSE HAVE JUST PREVENTION CAPABILITY AND PEOPLE BEING AWARE OF IT AND ENFORCEMENT CAPABILITY IN THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THOSE WHO ARE TAKING IT.))
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Roche says the database has the potential to speed up investigations and more quickly identify "doctor shoppers" ... addicts who pose as patients to get the drug from multiple physicians.
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A Roanoke breadmaker says it's on a roll.
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Maple Leaf Bakery today marked the completion of a 12 million dollar expansion.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte cut the ribbon at what the company says is now the world's biggest bread making line.
It takes six people to run it.
Maple Leaf has hired about 40 employees in all.
The baked goods are sold under the "California Goldminer" name.
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Sandstorms and high winds in eastern Afghanistan are dying down allowing U.S. aircraft an opportunity to step up attacks on al-Qaida holdouts. In the meantime, soldiers who gave their lives in Operation Anaconda are being remembered. Teri Okita reports.
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((In North Carolina a Green Beret beret killed during operation Anaconda was laid to rest. More than 600 people came to say goodbye to Chief Warrant Officer Stanley Harriman.

12:53:00 (SOT- NO FONT )"Rest easy my friend, we will pick up the

fight from here. You will not be forgotten." :5

11:42:00 (SOT - PRESIDENT BUSH)

"I hate it to know that young soldiers are at risk":04
TRACK: (LOCATOR: St. Petersburg, FL) In Florida, President Bush met with the families of soldiers who died during the mission...he acknowleged that more troops will likely be killed in battle.

11:40:53 (SOT- BUSH AGAIN)

"it is a sign of what's going to happen for a while, and my fellow americans must realize that we are going to face loss of life and today we have the mother and brother of a brave soldier (chokes up) god bless you.":09

(nats of planes)

TRACK: Operation Anaconda is now a week old... and while the fighting has become more sporadic it has not stopped. On the ground U-S troops came under fire early Friday. And in the skies the air strikes continue. More allied reinforcements are being sent in to the mountainous region.... but according to pentagon officials, the number of enemy fighters is dropping.

13:03:51(SOT- BRIG. GEN. JOHN ROSA/US AIR FORCE)

"we believe there are still a couple of hundred enemy in the area.... and we've killed several hundred al-qaida and taliban troops"

(nats of purple heart ceremony)(LOCATOR: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN)

TRACK: At a ceremony near Kabul five soldiers were given the purple heart. All were wounded during battle.
(LOCATOR: LANDSTUHL, GERMANY)

Those more seriously injured have been sent to a hospital in Germany and are now sharing their experiences.

(SOT - SGT. ROBERT MCCLEAVE/INJURED SOLDIER)

" I was hit by a mortar round fragment that went into my thigh and my elbows.... it was the ultimate shock it just hit me." :09
STANDUP: And just how long is this battle going to last? Pentagon officials say they don't know for sure but they estimate a week to 10 days. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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After spending years protecting the streets, retired police officers may soon do the same for the sky.
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Under a new program at New York's Kennedy airport, former cops may soon replace civilian airport security screeners. One thousand retired police officers have already signed up for the job.
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((JOHN LOUD/NYC PATROLMEN'S BENEVOLENT ASSN.: WE ARE AT WAR. I'M AT THE AIRPORT OFTEN. I FLY. AND THE LEVEL OF COMPETENT PEOPLE YOU'RE GOING TO GET WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN WHAT YOU HAVE NOW." )) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Gary Ackerman/D-New York;]

((REP. GARY ACKERMAN/D-NEW YORK: This is important because we have to get the public flying again. And the public won't fly until they're sure the skies are as safe as they can possibly be.))
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If the transportation department gives the okay, the new security screeners could be on the job within a month.
If successful, the program could expand to other cities.
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An area of the country perhaps best known for rain is today dealing with a colder form of precipitation.
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Snow in east Seattle froze last night turning many roads and parking lots into skating rinks. Rather than face the treacherous drive many motorists simply abandoned their car at the side of the road. Dozens of accidents were reported overnight both on freeways and side streets. (-
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Talking to children about terrorism. Still ahead, an expert visits the area and offers some specific advice.

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And inside the 9-11 terrorist attacks as never seen before. We'll preview a program that airs this weekend.
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Most Americans will have their first chance Sunday night .. to see the inside the World Trade Center just minutes after the terrorist attacks.
It's in a documentary CBS will air. Bob Winsor shows us what to expect.
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((TRACK: JULES AND GIDEON NAUDET ARE TWO ASPIRING FILMAKERS WITH A LOVE FOR FIREFIGHTING ALONG WITH THEIR GOOD FRIEND JAMES HANLON, A NY CITY FIREFIGHTER, WERE SHOOTING A DOCUMENTARY ON A LOCAL NY FIREHOUSE. BUT WHILE, FILIMG A SCENE ON SEPTEMBER 11TH..THEY'RE MISSION CHANGED FOREVER.
JULES NAUDET SAYS OC: WE HEAR THIS ROAR THAT BECOMES LOUDER AND LOUDER AND CLOSEFR AND CLOSER AND I REMEMBER LOOKING UP SEEING THE PLANE BETWEEN TWO BUILDINGS SEE IT VERY CLEARLY IT WAS AMERICAN AIRLINES//IT WAS GOING TO COME OUT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BUILDING AND OF COURSE I TURNED THE CAMERA THE TWO TOWERS ARE RIGHT THERE AND THE PLANE GOES INSIDE THE TOWER
TRACK: JULES RUSHED TO THE SITE WITH HIS CAMERA STILL ROLLING AND FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS CAPTURED FOOTAGE WHERE NO OTHER CAMERA WAS ALLOWED TO GO..THEY WERE TRULY IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST..AN EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY.
JULES NAUDET SAYS OC: THE FEELING IN THE LOBBY IT WAS GOING TO BE A LONG JOB..A TOUGH JOB BUT THEY LL PUT IT OUT THERE..FIREFIGHTERS THAT'S WHAT THEY DO.
TRACK: WITH JULES INSIDE TOWER 1 AND GIDEON FILMING ON THE OUTSKIRTS, EVERY TERRIFYING ASPECT OF THE RESCUE EFFORTS WERE CAPTUERED..BUT THE CLIMAX CAME WHEN A 2ND PLANE BROUGHT DOWN TOWER NO 2..JUST A FEW HUNDRED FEET FROM WHERE THEY WERE.
JUKLES NAUDET SAYS OC: WE HEARD A RUMBLE..COMING FROM ABOVE US WE STARTED RUNNING ONE WORLD TRADE CDENTER CONNECTED TO 6 WORLD TRADE CENTER//JUST REMEMBER GOING DOWN ON THE FLOOR PRETTY MUCH EXPECTING TO DIE.
GIDEON NAUDET SAYS OC: WHEN TOWER 2 HAD COLLAPSED LOOKING FOR EVERY WAY POSSIBLE TO GET DOWN THERE AND LOOK FOR HIM.
TRACK:JULES LATER ESCAPED JUST MINUTES BEFORE TOWER ONE COLLAPSED AND SOON HE WAS RE-UNITED WITH FRIENDS JAMES HANLON AND HIS BROTHER GIDEON. EVEN TODAY, THE NAUDETS SOMETIMES CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO THEM.
JULES GAUDET SAYS OC: PERSONALLY, I KNOW I WAS THERE. I LIVED THROUGH THE COLLAPSE. BUT IT STILL..I KNOW ITS REAL BUT I DON T REALLY REALIZE WHAT WE WENT THROUGH.
TRACK; THE SHOW S EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, SUSAN ZIRINSKY SAYS THE BROADCAST IN FACT SHOWCASES TRUE HEROISM.
ZIRINSKY BITE
JAMES HANLON//FIREFIGHTER/COLLABORATOR SAYS OC: IN OUR DARKEST HOUR WE ROSE UP AND MET THE CHALLENGE
TRACK: ACTOR ROBERT DINIRO WHO PERSONALLY WITNESSED THE IMPACT THIS HAD ON LOWER MANHATTAN IS THE HOST OF THE SHOW..WHOSE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO A WORTHY CAUSE.
JAMES HANLON SAYS OC: THIS FILM AND THE PROCEEDS FROM IT ARE GOING TO HELP THE CHILDREN OF THE FDNY
TRACK: FOR CBS..THIS IS BOB WINSOR REPORTING ))


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A closely related story in tonight's Healthcheck.
Talking to your kids about terrorism might be more important than you realize.
Your child could be harboring some feelings of fear that you might not be aware of unless you ask.
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That's what Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton learned from an expert today. She joins us with more.
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Shannon, Although its been six months since the terrorist attacks --it's not too late to talk to your kids about what happened.

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And you might find out your child could benefit from talking with a professional.
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(( Some parents might find it hard to talk to their children about the September 11th attacks or the war on terrorism -- but psychologist Doctor Karen Sitterle says you'll never how they've been affected unless you ask.
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(( I THINK IT'S ACTING AS IF NOTHING HAS HAPPENED THAT BECOMES PART OF THE PROBLEM --I DON' THINK THEY HAVE TO MAKE A BIG DEAL OF IT AND MAKING IT TO A MAJOR EMOTIONAL ISSUE BUT THEY NEED TO LET KIDS NOW THAT THEY CAN TOLERATE TALKING ABOUT THESE THINGS)) [RUNS16]
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The National Mental Health Association recommends the following:
Don't make false assurances. Just let your child now they're safe now and you'll always try to protect them.
Monitor what they watch. Images of the attacks can be very frightening for children and leave haunting images.
Allow them to express themselves through play or drawings. And don't be afraid to say, I don't know if a child ask a question that you can't answer.
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That's why Sitterle spoke before this seminar of health professionals in Radford. She says parents can also use this as an opportunity to teach children life lessons about how to deal with fear and uncertainty. And she says just reassuring your child can make a big difference.
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(( KIDS NEED TO KNOW WHEN THINGS ARE SCARY THAT THEY'RE PARENTS ARE GOING TO DO WHATEVER THEY CAN TO KEEP THEM SAFE ))

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Sittlerle says if parents believe their child is having a problem, talking to a health professional or even a minister may be helpful.
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Shannon,


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Almost 100 cars ... assembled for one purpose. Jacey Birch is in Roanoke with a preview.
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Nearly one hundred cars are lined up to help find a cure for muscular dystrophy.
This weekend is the 22nd annual MDA Car Show... a form of entertainment designed to help raise money and awareness.
Jacey Birch takes us for a ride.
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March Madness is now in full swing. A-C-C highlights are just ahead.
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[VO]
And as Elton John prepares to release a new video with Liz and Mandy, we'll see how he's been down this Yellow Brick Road before.
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Three of Wall Street's favorite words, "Better than expected", fueled another rally today.
Ed Crane has our Marketwatch report.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Friday ticker.
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The ACC men's basketball tournament is in full swing down in Charlotte, North Carolina today.
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In the opening game, top seeded Maryland took on Florida State. The Seminoles beat Clemson to earn a shot at the Terrapins.
Byron Mouton was the story of the game in the first half. The Maryland forward would lead all scorers with 14 points and five rebounds before intermission.
Juan Dixon was the Terps second leading scorer, he hits this jumper after a nice move to the basket, he had nine in the first half,
[SUPER=33-Maryland/85/Florida State/59;]Florida State would give up way to many points in the paint, but the Noles g

et a bucket here from Monte Cummings.
Maryland holds off a FSU run to start the second half and advances to the semi finals with the 85-59 win.
[SUPER=04-Cavaliers vs. Wolfpack;]


Maryland would meet the winner of the Virginia/N.C. State game. The Cavs fighting to keep their NCAA dream alive.

Roger Mason Junior did his part. Mason led the Cavs and all players in scoring in the first half, knocking down 15 points.
[SUPER=33-N.C. State/92/Virginia/72;]But State's Anthony Grundy proved why he is a first team all ACC selection with

several inside and outside hoops. The pack led 42-35 at the half.
State pulls away in the second half thanks to three Archie Miller three pointers and UVa foul trouble. UVa is likely headed to the NIT after falling 92-72.
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The A-C-C tournament rolls on here on your hometown station tonight when the Duke Blue Devils tip it off against North Carolina at 7 o'clock. That game is followed by the Wake Forest/Georgia Tech game at 9-thirty, all right here on WDBJ.
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The Roanoke Express is in Greensboro tonight to face the Generals. Roanoke is 5 and 1 against Greensboro this season and the Generals are winless in their last five home contests. The Express does not hide the fact that it's time to turn up the intensity and there is no better time to do that then tonight, considering the team likes playing on the road.
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coming up at six, more from the ACC tournament, have a great weekend everybody.

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Elton John has assembled a star-studded cast for his next video. Liz Taylor and teen queen Mandy Moore will appear in "Original Sin."
The casting isn't all that surprising when you consider Elton John's many flamboyant TV moments. Here's a look from VH1.
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((S/U "BENNY AND THE JETS" CHER & ELTON

TRACK #1

IN 1975 ELTON JOINED HIS OLD FRIEND CHER ON HER NEW VARIETY SHOW. HE NOT ONLY SANG BUT TRIED OUT HIS ACTING CHOPS AND PUT ON QUITE A COMEDIC PERFORMANCE.

ELTON JOHN SOT

WE HAD A GREAT TIME, I REMEMBER GETTING MADE UP AND DOING THE WHEELCHAIR SKETCH WITH BETTE MIDLER ON IT AS WELL AND WE HAD SO MUCH FUN

TRACK #2

IN THE SUMMER OF 1980 ELTON ROCKED HUNDREDS IN NEW YORK'S CENTRAL PARK FOR AN HBO SPECIAL. ON "BITE YOUR LIP" ELTON DANCED AROUND AS DONALD DUCK. IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN HIS MOST EXTRAVAGANT OF COSTUMES, BUT IT WAS CERTAINLY THE WACKIEST.

ELTON JOHN SOT

THE THING I REMEMBER MOST ABOUT THAT WAS TRYING TO GET INTO MY COSTUME// AND THEN MY BUM WAS SO BIG THAT I GOT STUCK ON THE PIANO AND THEN TRIED TO WALK ON THE STAGE AND KEPT TREADING ON THE FLIPPERS.

TRACK #3

AT 1985'S LIVE AID CONCERT, ELTON DIDNT LOOK AS FLASHY AS HE DID IN THE 70'S, BUT HE CERTAINLY DIDN'T LOSE HIS FLAIR. QUEEN'S FREDDIE MERCURY POINTIED THAT OUT
ELTON JOHN BITE FREDDIE CAME IN AND SAID 'DARLING YOU LOOK LIKE THE QUEEN MOTHER WHEN YOU'RE ON STAGE. I WORE THIS FUNNY HAT WITH THIS THING STICKING UP AND I PROBABLY DID LOOK LIKE THE QUEEN MOTHER

TRACK #4

AND THAT'S MUSIC NEWS FROM VH1 ))
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Elton John's "Original Sin" video, it's scheduled to make its debut on TV next month.
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