Two Americans are the latest victims of terrorism after an attack on a church in Pakistan.
U-S officials vow to help Pakistan find the terrorists who are responsible.
Teri Okita reports.
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[SUPER=01-Wendy Chamberlin/U. S. Ambassador; :53]
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A bloody and brutal scene on Sunday in Pakistan's capitol of Islamabad.
Police say a terrorist ran into this Protestant church... filled with 70
people and started throwing grenades.
Among the five killed, Barbara Green, a secretary for the u-s embassy
and her daughter Kristin Wormsly.
Barbara's husband and son were among the injured.
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Family members back in the states broke down upon hearing the news.
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"it was international people in there so I assume they were sending a
Although no group has claimed responsibility authorities believe this so
called 'message' could be from Islamic militants.
They have been upset over Pakistani President Musharraf's crackdown on
Islamic extremism and his support of the American war in Afghanistan.
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"There is a hard lesson to be learned from today's tragic events. It is
that President Bush and President Musharraf and other courageous men and
women around the world were absolutely right to take on the terrorists
where ever they are."
On Sunday President Bush issued a statement saying he is outraged by the
attack and pledges to bring those responsible to justice.
All five of the dead have been identified except for one.
Police believe that could be the body of the terrorist.
Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.
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In Eastern Afghanistan, Operation Anaconda could be over before the end of the day.
That comes from U-S commander Tommy Franks, who says only a handful of Taliban and al-Qaida fighters remain hidden in the mountains.
The most intense fighting ended more than a week ago.
But hundreds of U-S backed forces have continued to search the caves for any signs of the enemy
Authorities say they've found ammunition, clothing, supplies and sensitive documents.
Love it or hate it, Virginia Tech students will have to learn to live with it.
The University's Board of Visitors meets today to set tuition rates that will begin in the fall semester.
And as Justin McLeod discovered, a tuition increase is just one of many changes coming to the Tech campus.
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[SUPER=01-Beth Schaffer/VT Student; :12]
[SUPER=01-Adeline Connolly/VT Student; :18]
[SUPER=01-Kristen Fetrow/Out of State Student; :38]
[SUPER=01-Joe Hickman/VT Student; 1:14]
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((((NAT SOUND OF STUDENTS TALKING AT TABLE))
It's on the minds of many students here at Virginia Tech.....tuition is going up, but by how much won't be known until Monday.
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((BETH SCHAFFER/TECH STUDENT: IT REALLY SUCKS BECAUSE I HAVE TO START TAKING LOANS AS OF NEXT YEAR AND I HAVE TO PAY THEM ALL BACK MYSELF, SO HOW AM I SUPPOSE TO DO THAT?))
((ADELINE CONNOLLY/TECH STUDENT: I THINK IT'S A LITTLE RIDICULOUS CAUSE FROM THE PAPER WE ARE HAVING THE HIGHEST TUITION INCREASE OF ALL THE VIRGINIA SCHOOLS.))
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An increase that could range anywhere between six to nine percent.
For in state students the hike may mean a little more than two hundred dollars.
But for out of state students, the tutition increase could add to more than a thousand dollars.
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((KRISTEN FETROW/OUT OF STATE STUDENT: I HAVE TWO BROTHERS SO THEY'LL BE GOING THROUGH COLLEGE TOO SO IT'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT OF STRAIN, BUT I GUESS WE'LL BE ALRIGHT.))
[OUT Q=we'll be alright]
[IN Q=College administrators]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: COLLEGE ADMINISTRATORS REALIZE ANY TUITION INCREASE CAN BE A HARDSHIP FOR STUDENTS. THAT'S WHY EVEN AS THE COST OF EDUCATION GOES UP SO WILL THE AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL AID. THE STATE HAS ALLOCATED AN EXTRA 500-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FUNDS FOR FINANCIAL AID NEXT YEAR.))
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((NAT SOUND OF STUDENTS TALKING))
But the state also wants Tech to cut 26-million dollars from its budget.
The tuition increase would generate just a little over nine million dollars.
So Tech must make other cuts, and that could mean cuts in staff, programs, and course offerings.
[IN Q=I heard every]
((JOE HICKMAN/STUDENT: I HEARD EVERY DEPARTMENT HAS TO CUT BACK BETWEEN FIVE AND TEN PERCENT OR SOMETHING AND THAT'S A LOT TO CUT OUT OF A PROGRAM. IT'S GOING TO AFFECT EVERYONE ON CAMPUS WHETHER YOUR IN STATE OR OUT OF STATE.))
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University officials say no matter how difficult or unpopular a tuition increase is this year, students should prepare for the likelihood of another one next year.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Blacksburg.))
The luck of the Irish netted itself in Roanoke this weekend.
Roanoke played host to the third annual Shamrock Festival Volleyball tournament.
More than a hundred teams of girls from all over the area and country competed in this year's tournament.
Matches took place on Saturday and Sunday at several high schools throughout the Roanoke Valley.
The three top teams took home medals in gold, silver, and bronze.
This event is the second largest nationally sanctioned volleyball tournament held in Virginia.
A team made up of Roanoke Valley students placed third out of 48 teams in the sixteen year old age group.
In business news, the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee will meet tomorrow to discuss interest rates.
Most analysts agree that despite signs of an economic recovery, the central bank will not raise rates.
Trish Regan has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[OUT Q=I'm Trish Regan]
((INVESTORS ARE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER STRONG DAY ON WALL STREET TODAY.
ON FRIDAY, Stocks HEADED higher THANKS TO SOME strong economic data.
THE DOW CLOSED UP 90. THE NASDAQ UP 14.
NO BIG ECONOMIC NEWS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY... BUT INVESTORS ARE LOOKING
TO THE REST OF THE WEEK.
THE FEDERAL RESERVE MEETS TOMORROW...AND MOST ECONOMISTS EXPECT ALAN
GREENSPAN AND THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO LEAVE INTEREST RATES UNCHANGED.
(GR)ON WEDNESDAY, HOUSING STARTS ARE ANNOUNCED. AND ON
WILL FIND OUT WHETHER OR NOT INFLATION IS CREEPING INTO THE ECONOMY WHEN
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX IS RELEASED.
A VOTE ON WHETHER OR NOT TO APPROVE THE BIGGEST TECHNOLOGY MERGER IN
TAKES PLACE THIS WEEK:
HEWLETT PACKARD AND COMPAQ COMPUTER SHAREHOLDERS WILL VOTE ON H-P'S
PROPOSED AQUISITION OF COMPAQ COMPUTER.
THE MERGER...RECEIVED MORE OPPOSITION ON FRIDAY.
NEW YORK'S COMMON RETIREMENT FUND JOINED A GROWING LIST OF SHAREHOLDERS
OPPOSE THE DEAL.
THE TWO BIGGEST IPOS OF THE YEAR ARE SET TO DEBUT THIS WEEK.
THE INSURANCE COMPANY Travelers Property Casualty and eye care giant
are BOTH on deck.
MEANWHILE, WATCH SHARES OF MERCK TODAY. THE DRUG COMPANY'S STOCK FELL
THAN 5% ON NEWS THAT THE DRUG COMPANY IS WITHDRAWING ITS APPLICATION TO
MARKET AN ARTHRITIS DRUG.... MERCK PLANS TO REFILE THE APPLICATION LATER.
TRACK ALL THE PREMARKET NEWS AT CBS-DOT-MARKETWATCH-DOT-COM.
IN SAN FRANCISCO, I'M TRISH REGAN.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Feedback]
A plan to tax truckers and widen Interstate 81 is one of the topics in our viewer mail this week.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with Feedback.
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(( The Virginia General Assembly has endorsed a plan to add separate toll lanes for trucks along the entire length of Interstate 81. A viewer in Botetourt County (Griffin Overstreet/Fincastle) believes the proposal is unfair to his industry.
"Maybe some private vehicles should pay some tolls. Truckers bring us our food, clothes, cars and on and on, even our bed we sleep in, yet politicians seem to want to penalize them when they are just doing their jobs."
And we continue to hear from people about the Hallis Jamison case.
Another viewer from Botetourt (Jim Bullington/Troutville) wrote:
"We are supposed to be a nation of laws. Many times people are aggravated and threatened much worse than was the case here, and deadly force is not tolerated. This is the second life this man has taken and it is unacceptable that he be back in society again with a loaded rifle. Our laws are structured, supposedly, to protect you and me from him. Also, one has to wonder if the public reaction would be any different if the shooter had not been of the same ethnic group. That is not intended to be a racist statement, just a reflection of the times we live in."
If you'd like to reflect on these times, drop us a line by mail...fax...or email.
Joe McKean, News-7. ))
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Virginia's ski resorts opened later and are closing earlier than usual this year following an unseasonably warm winter.
Yesterday, was the final day to hit the slopes at Wintergreen Resort.
Trails closed at Massanutten Resort on March 11th and at Bryce
Resort on March 10-th. That's about a week earlier than last year.
In West Virginia, Snowshoe Mountain will be open until April 7-th, weather permitting.
Tipper Gore has decided NOT to follow in her husband's political footsteps.
The wife of former.....
Vice President Al Gore spent the weekend considering a bid for the Senate seat in Tennessee, before announcing that she won't run.
The seat opened up when Republican Fred Thompson
announced earlier this month that he's not seeking re-election.
Mrs. Gore says she plans to help the campaign of whomever get the nomination.
In business news this morning, Thousands of United Airlines employees may walk the picket line.
And which is the most stolen car in the U-S?
Barton Eckert answers that question in this morning's top business stories..
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(( GOOD MORNING THIS MONDAY THE 18TH OF MARCH.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
THERE'S YET ANOTHER STRIKE POSSIBILITY LOOMING AT UNITED
AIRLINES...THE MACHINISTS UNION SAYS IT IS "DOWN TO THE WIRE" ...
THIS TIME INVOLVING 24 THOUSAND RAMP, FOOD AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
HERE ARE REPORTS THAT K-P-M-G MAY BE READY TO BUY ANDERSEN AND
ALREADY HAS MADE AN OFFER ON ALL OF ANDERSEN'S INTERNATIONAL
ANDERSEN'S ENRON INDICTMENT HAS SPARKED A TIDAL WAVE OF DEFECTION
SARA LEE HAS FIRED ANDERSEN.
ABBOTT LABS .. NORTHEAST UTILITIES AND THE BRUNSWICK ARE JUMPING
AND WYETH LABS IS ABOUT TO DO THE SAME.
STOCKS ARE LIKELY TO GRAB SOME GAINS THIS WEEK.. BUT DON'T EXPECT
A LARGE RALLY
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO.. STOCKS FELL, LED BY
SONY. SALES OFF THERE.
EVIDENCE OF THE NEW ECONOMY CERTAINLY COMES FROM THE CENSUS
ESPECIALLY IF YOU THINK OF THE NORTHEAST AS
DYING OLD STEEL TOWNS.. AND CALIFORNIA AS TECH HEAVEN.
NEW NUMBERS SHOW NEARLY 2 MILLION PEOPLE WERE EMPLOYED IN
MANUFACTURING JOBS IN CALIFORNIA IN 2000--
MORE THAN ANY OTHER STATE. OHIO AND TEXAS FOLLOWED WITH ABOUT ONE
MILLION MANUFACTURING JOBS APIECE.
IF THE DEALER SAYS THIS CAR IS A STEAL.. HE MAY MEAN IT.
FOR THE FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW.. THE TOYOTA CAMRY IS THE MOST STOLEN
CAR IN THE U-S.
IN FACT 19 OF THE TOP TWENTY FIVE STOLEN CARS ON THE LIST FROM
CCC INFORMATION SERVICES WERE EITHER CAMRYS, OR HONDA CIVICS AND
AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]
In medical news, new research suggests that lowering your cholesterol may help your heart AND your mind.
And there may be a common drug that could help women who are experiencing hot flashes.
Melissa McDermott has those stories and more in this morning's Health check.
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((HAVING HIGH CHOLESTEROL APPEARS TO BE BAD FOR MORE THAN THE HEART.
NEW RESEARCH SAYS IT MAY ALSO INCREASE THE RISK OF DEVELOPING
THE STUDY ALSO SUGGESTS, THAT TAKING CHOLESTEROL LOWERING DRUGS MAY WARD
OFF MENTAL DECLINE.
THE FINDINGS ARE PUBLISHED IN THIS MONTH'S ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY.
ONE MORE REASON TO QUIT SMOKING.
IT MAY SAVE YOUR JOINTS.
A NEW STUDY SHOWS CIGARETTE SMOKING CAN CAUSE A GENETIC REACTION THAT
LEADS TO A MORE SEVERE FORM OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.
THE FINDINGS ARE PUBLISHED IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE OF ARTHRITIS AND
WOMEN LOOKING FOR A SAFE WAY TO EASE THEIR HOT FLASHES WITHOUT USING
HORMONES, MAY GET SOME HELP FROM THE LATEST GENERATION OF
A NEW STUDY SHOWS, TAKING PROZAC CAN REDUCE HOT FLASHES BY AS MUCH AS 50
THE RESEARCH APPEARS IN THE MOST RECENT JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY.
THOSE ARE SOME OF TODAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES.
I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
There were plenty of please and thank you's in Roanoke over the weekend.
The local National League of Junior Cotillions held its annual grand ball finale at the Hotel Roanoke.
Students from sixth to eighth grade showed off all the customs and courtesies they learned during monthly meetings this year.
Those lessons included proper seating, managing a receiving line, and the proper way of inviting a partner to dance.
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((VICKIE THOMASSON/AREA LEAGUE OF JUNIOR COTILLIONS: IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE CHILDREN TO LEARN GOOD MANNERS, TO LEARN ETIQUETTE WHEN THEY'RE OUT IN PUBLIC, JUST TO MAKE THEM MORE COMFORTABLE, PARTICULARLY WHEN THEY'RE OLDER IN JOB INTERVIEWS HOPEFULLY THE THINGS WE'VE TAUGHT THEM WILL GO WITH THEM.))
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Nearly a 150 students from all over the Roanoke Valley took part in yesterday's event.
The ball included dances such as the fox-trot, beach shag, and the cha-cha.
Parents were on hand to see everything the kids have learned.