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Too much too soon--
That's the situation, as rain showers that are welcomed in the Roanoke Valley spell trouble for residents from far Southwest Virginia to Tennessee.
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And authorities are trying to figure out how a terrorist managed to slip past security and blow up a Pakistani church.
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The heavier rain showers have ended with patchy light rain remaining....I'll have your hometown forecast.....
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This weekend's rain has managed to put a small dent in the drought, but it has brought major headaches for others, as parts of the region are under a flood warning.
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The rain has led to flooding in the southeastern region of Tennessee, Kentucky and parts of our viewing area.
High waters forced at least 15 people from their homes in Saltville.
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The Clinch River is above the flood stage around Richlands in Tazewell County.
Flooding also closed schools in Wythe, Smyth, and Bland counties today.
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In Tennessee, storms have dumped nearly four inches of rain on the state.
Sevier County was among the hardest hit areas.
Officials say as many as 150 people were evacuated there.
County authorities are blaming four deaths on the flooding.
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More rain is forescast for that region today.
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Foreign nationals in Pakistan are being advised to stay alert after five people-- including two Americans-- were killed in a weekend church bombing.
Lee Cowan has the latest.
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The bodies of the two Americans - a mother and her teenage daughter -- will be flown back the United States for burial this week -- as investigators here try to determine not only who is responsible -- but how the attacker got past security.
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The Protestant church is in what was is thought to be one of the more secure areas in this capitol city -- just 400 yards from the US Embassy.

So how did a man stroll down the center aisle during Sunday morning services yesterday and lob at least half a dozen grenades into a packed congregation?

Witnesses say there was no warning.

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US Embassy administrator Barbara Green and her daughter Kristen Wormsely were among the five killed -- 10 other Americans were injured including her husband and son.

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Pakistan put its military and police forced on a higher state of alert this morning -- stepping up their patrols of diplomatic missions and churches around Islamabad, just in case.

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So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack -- but investigators hope to get some clue from identifying the remains of the one of the dead -- believed to be the attacker himself. LC, CBS NEWS, ISLAMABAD ))

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Operation Anaconda, the largest U-S offensive of the Afghan war is winding down today.
Allen Pizzey reports from Kabul.
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vo: The news that Operation Anaconda is virtually over means the last of the U.S. and Canadian troops still out there can come down from the energy-sapping heights of the ridge known as "The Whale". The soldiers who fought the bloodiest battles of the war here were told the operation was "an unqualified success" because of them.

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"It will be completed because you did it on time you did it with a good plan. You did it with violent execution."

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vo: Four American soldiers did it so well they won Bronze Stars. And more will get a chance to do the same.

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"THE NEXT PHASE IS THAT THIS OPERATION WILL CONTINUE."
(Audible question): "DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHERE YOU ARE GOING?"
(Sot Franks)"YES SIR I DO."
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vo: Many believe the next battle could be only a few miles from where Operation Anaconda was fought.
o/c: General Franks warned that no one knows how many al-Qaeda and Taliban forces remain...so U.S. troops and their allies face the possibility of hit and run raids...AP, CBS NEWS, ))
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Coming up next on the newscast, Andrea Yates' husband says her doctor has to share the blame in the deaths of his children.
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Also eight people are killed and more than two dozen are injured when a tour bus collides with a large truck.
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The husband of convicted killer Andrea Yates says he might sue the doctors who released his wife from a psychiatric facility.
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Russell Yates says HE didn't overlook his wife's mental illness-- the doctors DID.
Yates says Devereaux Medical Center in Texas shouldn't have released his wife one month before she drowned their children.
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((RUSSELL YATES/ANDREA YATES' HUSBAND: AND I GOT THERE AT 6 O'CLOCK TO VISIT HER, AND I WALKED IN THE DOOR, (:03) AND SHE WAS STANDING BY THE DOOR, WITH HER BAG. AND I SAID, 'WHAT'S THIS', AND SHE SAID, THEY'RE DISCHARGING ME. ))
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Yates says the hardest part of the ordeal was time immediately after the killings-
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((YOU KNOW AFTER THE FUNERAL SERVICE, I WAS REALLY A LOT BETTER. AND PRIMARILY BECAUSE, JUST BEING ABLE TO, YOU KNOW, BE ABLE TO SAY GOODBYE TO THE CHILDREN." ))
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Meanwhile, a Texas state judge is expected today to formally approve the jury's recommendation that Andrea Yates be sentenced to life in prison.
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A major highway collision in eastern France kills eight people and injures more than 25 others.
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Authorities say an Italian truck collided with a bus carrying about 60 Dutch tourists today.
The truck driver and his passengers were killed in the crash.
The other victims were from the tour bus.
A section of the highway was closed while crews cleared the crash site.
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Today Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors will decide how much the state's financial crisis is going to cost students.
Budget cuts mandated by the state will mean more than just higher tuition.
Justin McLeod has more.
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It's on the minds of many students here at Virginia Tech.....tutition 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 tuition 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 all right.))
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((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.
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((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.))

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A proposal that would raise taxes on truckers to pay for improvements to Interstate 81 is on the mind of at least one News 7 viewer.
Here with that and more is assignment editor Joe McKean.
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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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Coming up next on the newscast, we will tell you why some local young people were displaying their best behavior yesterday,
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also we'll see why some people are putting on the ritz before they went surfing.
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Things may have seem a little more polite around the Valley this weekend...
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...as 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.
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You might think it would be hard to "Hang Ten" in a tux--
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But that's what they were doing in Australia over the weekend.
Men in tuxedos and women in ball gowns were spotted riding the waves on Sydney's northern beaches, as part of the "Formal Attire Surfing Contest."
Other categories included the Golden Bow Tie and Golden Tiara -- with even a board- riding leprechaun to help commemorate St. Patrick's Day.
As for the dinner suits -- they'll be replaced by wet suits -- at least until this time next year.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 36 points. The NASDAQ GAINED four points.
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Still to come, March Madness claims a number ONE seed..
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.....and Sterling Martin dodges trouble to tame Darlington. . We'll have more details coming up in sports.
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Sterling Marlin avoided a late accident to win at Darlington yesterday.
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Jeff Gordon would wave to fans before the start of the race.
He would finish ninth.
The Green flag dropped and the drivers were off at Darlington.
Fans got a big scare when Steve Park, who is making a comeback from serious injury, would wreck
Park and pole- sitter Ricky Craven hit, and the 32 Tide Ford is badly damaged.
Park finished 39th, Craven 41st.
Then, Tony Stewart would be the second driver leading to be taken out of the race by lap traffic.
Stewart went from 36th to first, but his day ended when he made contact with Buckshot Jones.
Stewart was taken by stretcher to a helicopter, and was transported to Carolina Medical Systems in Florence.
CT scans of his head and back were negative, but he was held overnight.
Only 10 cars finished on the lead lap, and one of them was Elliott Sadler.
He gets his second top five of the season finishing second.
Marlin, who started at the end of the 43 car field, took the lead from Dale Earnhardt Jr. on lap 251 of the 293 lap race, he never looked back winning his second race of the season.
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Kevin Harvick was third, Dale Earnhardt Jr. fourth and Ryan Newman fifth. Newman is second behind Marlin in the Cup points race. Rick Mast finished 24th, and Stacy Compton 27th.

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The Madness continued yesterday as teams from all over fought for their spot in the sweet 16.
UCLA shocked Cincinnati by reaching that plateau, and sending the FIRST top seed home.
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Cincinnati's first ever top seed in the NCAA tourney would be short lived.
The top dog in the west ran into a red hot Dan Gad-zuric, who would score a career high 26 points to lead UCLA to the 105-101 double overtime win.
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The eighth seeded Bruins, looking to make a run at their 12th national title, also got 19 points from Jason Kapono.


17 of them coming in the second half.
Leonard Stokes hit this shot for a career high 39, and all-American guard Steve Logan had 18 as the Bruins advance.
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Maryland may play their way BACK to the Final four this year....especially if the ACC player of the year keeps setting records....
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Juan Dixon became Maryland's all-time scoring leader as his terps dominated Wisconsin 87-to-57 in the East Regional.
Dixon passed Len Bias on the school's career scoring list in the first half.
He finished with 29 points, hitting four three-pointers and going 10-for-19 from the field.
Maryland faces Kentucky Friday at Syracuse.
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Virginia Tech will have the home court advantage -- they announced yesterday that the women's basketball team will play it's W-NIT quarterfinals against Vermont this Wednesday night at seven at Cassell Coliseum.
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The Hokies will play their third straight post season game on their home court, a privilege that is not extended to all teams.
In fact, tech's administration, namely senior associate athletic director Sharon McCloskey, is constantly working the phones, talking to the decision makers, trying to get post season games at the Cassell.
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Remember the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld? The actor who became an icon with the phrase "No soup for you"...is on a national tour with the play The Odd Couple.
But recently he stirred things up when he visited a Michigan soup kitchen. Alicia Smith has more.
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