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Two suspects in a Roanoke convenience store murder are arraigned this morning.
A grand jury will also consider capital murder charges.
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[ANCHOR= Kimberly]


And state police say a man was killed in a head-on collision today in Wythe County.
His car was hit by a pick-up truck in the wrong lane.
[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]

Sunshine returns with mild temperatures and breezy conditions....will it last...I'll have your hometown forecast....

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly 2-Shot]


News 7 at Noon is next.

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Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says his nation is now in a war against terrorism.
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[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom
Meanwhile, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is still isolated inside his West Bank headquarters.
Elizabeth Palmer has more on the growing crisis in the Middle East.
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(( ON CAM OPEN
No one knows yet how big this military operation is going to be - but we are witnessing the opening maneuvers now.

(V/O)

Overnight Israeli tanks moved into several West Bank towns - including of Qalquilya, just 15 miles from Tel Aviv - and areas around Bethlehem.
On Sunday afternoon - two suicide bombers blew up a restaurant - and a clinic in separate attacks ...killing 14 people.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared that Israel was at war...
(SOT TERROR! TERROR! TERROR!)...


In an exclusive interview with 60 Minutes - Sharon told Leslie Stahl he was not yet sure what he would do with Yasser Arafat - whom he called the enemy of the free world.
INSERT BITE: We don't have any intention of hurting him physically. Question: Q: What about expelling him? A: We have to consider all the possible ways that would enable us to uphold the terror. Q: You might expel him? A: I don't know (freeze Sharon)
Arafat is still penned into two rooms in his compound by Israeli tanks and soldiers in the Palestinian town of Ramallah...
Israeli soldiers have also rounded up 100's of Palestinian men.
They say they're looking for militants and terrorists.. --
But the army has also arrested the local Palestinian policemen .....
and Palestinian sources accuse the army of shooting unarmed civilians ... claims the army denies...
Angry demonstrations in the West Bank are gathering steam - as Palestinians demand a complete Israeli withdrawal.
ANCHOR TAG Palestinian militants seem to be upping the ante by killing at least 10 men in the West Bank accused of collaborating with the Israelis. Elizabeth Palmer, CBS News, Tel Aviv.))

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Charges could be beefed up against two men accused in a fatal shooting at a Roanoke convenience store.
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[VO-NAT]
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27-year old Mark Lamont Neamo and 18-year old Brian Krug returned to Roanoke Friday after being arrested in Nebraska.

This morning, the men were arraigned on abduction and firearm charges in connection with a shooting at the Stop-In on Hershberger Road that left one clerk dead. The grand jury will consider capital murder charges when it meets later today. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May.
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[Wythe-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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State police say a pickup truck driving in the wrong lane led to a deadly accident in Wythe County.
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It happened just after 5-30 this morning .. along state route 100 near Barren Springs.
State police spokesman Mike Stater says 55 year old Gerald Eugene Shank of Hillsville was pronounced dead at the scene.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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According to Stater, Shank was driving a compact car northbound, when the pickup came toward him in the wrong lane. Stater says charges are pending against the pickup driver, who he identifies as 24 year Timothy Wayne Wheeler of Barren Springs.
Wheeler was slightly injured.





[Lindh]


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Attorneys for American Taliban John Walker Lindh say he was FORCED to incriminate himself.
They're making their case before a federal judge today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alexandria;]


Lindh arrived at the federal courthouse in Alexandria this morning.
Lindh's attorneys say he talked to the F-B-I under duress, while he was tied up and blindfolded.
But the government says he received the same food and medical care as U-S soldiers.
Lindh's lawyers want his statements excluded from his trial, which is scheduled for August.
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[Vieques]


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The U-S Navy has begun three weeks of bombing exercises on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vieques, Puerto Rico/File Tape;]


And today, military police have resumed arrests.
Authorities detained five women who stepped onto U-S Navy property.
Past bombing exercises have drawn large- scale protests.
But that's NOT expected to be the case this time around-- due in no small part to September 11th.
Yesterday, only about 100 people turned out for a protest.
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[Baseball]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Play ball--
It's opening day at baseball stadiums around the nation.
And as Gretchen Carlson reports, New Yorkers are making patriotism part of their game uniform.
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[SUPER=03-Shea Stadium, NY;]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=Carlson, CBS News, New York.]

((
(LOCATOR: SHEA STADIUM, NEW YORK CITY)



(Nat: Kids with Mets Flags)


For opening Day in New York, its the Mets against the Pirates at Shea Stadium and fans are already here ready for the first pitch.

SOT: Yeah team



SOT: Yeah Team


As the parking lot started to fill up, the Bar-B-Que were fired up too. Some went for breakfast...

SOT: Eggs


Others a full fledged lobster dinner

SOT: Lobster


But while today is all about having fun, memories of Sept. 11th are not far away. (God Bless America Sign)
Nat: People Enter
Security has changed. No backpacks allowed and all bags checked.
Close: TBD))
[Tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast, V-M-I has a good reason to look forward to the next school year,
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Also British citizens say they feel like there has been a death in the family. We'll tell you why after the break.
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[Queen-Mum]


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Flags all over Britain are flying at half- staff, as the nation mourns the Queen Mother.
She died Saturday at the age of 101, making her Britain's oldest-ever member of the royal family.
Richard Roth reports.
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NARR: CEREMONIAL CANNON FIRE TOLLED ACROSS THE NATION TODAY AS BRITAIN MARKS A NINE DAY PERIOD OF OFFICIAL MOURNING;

(coffin walked by)

THE QUEEN MOTHER HERSELF HAD HELPED DRAW UP PLANS FOR THE FOR THE FUNERAL PROGRAM NOW UNFOLDING: A NATIONAL DISPLAY OF HONOR AND AFFECTION.

SOT MAN: lovely lady, sadly missed; there won't be nobody else like her
(sniff)



(family at windsor)

NARR: THE ROYAL FAMILY'S BEREAVEMENT HAS BEEN GLIMPSED IN SCENES OF WINDSOR UNITY. THE QUEEN'S FAMILY HAS COME TOGETHER TO MOURN THE PASSING OF A LOVED ONE. BUT FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, THIS MAY BE MORE A TIME OF REFLECTION THAN GRIEF-STRICKEN EMOTION.

SOT WOMAN IN RED: it doesn't come as a shock it was expected but it's

still very sad for everyone

( queen mum various)

NARR: FOR MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS SINCE THE DEATH OF HER HUSBAND THE KING, THE QUEEN MOTHER HAD BEEN A NATIONAL SYMBOL OF DECORUM AND STABILITY. OVER A TIME WHEN MANNERS CHANGED AND THE MONARCHY LOST SOME OF ITS MYSTERY, SHE WAS A CONSTANT -- A LINK TO BRITAIN AS IT WAS.

(condolence books and flowers)

NARR: AND IN THE RITUALS NOW, SOME HERE ARE SAYING, WHAT THE NATION'S MOURNING MOST IS NOT JUST A PUBLIC FIGURE CLOSE TO THE COUNTRY'S HEART, BUT A WHOLE ERA OF BRITISH HISTORY.
RICHARD ROTH CBS NEWS LONDON ))

[VMI]


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More students want to attend Virginia Military Institute than ever before.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/December 8, 2001;]

The Lexington institution says it's received 1-thousand 527 applications for the class of 2006. That's two more than the record set in 1965. After receiving just under 900 applications in 1995, VMI began a vigorous marketing campaign and boosted admissions by 70-percent over the next 7 years. Superintendent Major General Josiah Bunting says the change will allow the school to be more selective in choosing cadets.
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[Solid-Rock]


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Just a few days after their church had to be demolished, members of a Roanoke Church say they are standing firm on the Solid Rock.
Even though the congregation of the Solid Rock Pentecostal Church is without a home, they know that a church is more than just a building.
Justin McLeod has more.
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This is a church where the will to worship is alive and well, even as it continues to do so without a permanent home.
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[IN Q=We're still praising]

((TERRI CROWDER/CHURCH MEMBER: WE'RE STILL PRAISING THE LORD. I MEAN EVEN THOUGH THE BUILDING IS GONE I SAY SOLID ROCK IS STILL STANDING.))
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[OUT Q=is still standing]

((NAT SOUND OF SERVICE))
Pretty amazing when you consider what this congregation has been through.
Two weeks ago, the city condemend its building after a foundation wall broke, leaving the facade in danger of collapsing.
Last weekend crews came in and demolished the more than fifty year old building.
[SOT 59:11; TAPE 2]
[IN=I had been there]

((CHENITA TAYLOR/CHURCH MEMBER: I HAD BEEN THERE FOR ELEVEN YEARS AND I WAS MARRIED THERE AND A COUPLE OF MORE OF MY SISTERS AND COUSINS WERE MARRIED THERE SO IT.....THE BUILDING MEANT A LOT BUT WE'RE GOING TO STILL KEEP GOING.))
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((NAT SOUND OF SERVICE))
They'll keep going here at Greater Life Ministry Church until further notice.
[SOT 2:41:28; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=It would have cost]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IT WOULD HAVE COST THE CHURCH MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO FIX ITS FACILITY HERE ON CAMPBELL AVENUE, MONEY THE CHURCH DID NOT HAVE. ALSO ADDING TO THE PROBLEM WAS THE FACT THAT THE INSURANCE COMPANY DENIED THE CHURCH'S CLAIM.))
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((NAT SOUND))
Church leaders have hired lawyers to look into the matter.
But right now the focus is finding a new church building, one that will most likely cost anywhere between fifty and eighty thousand dollars.
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[IN Q=A lot of people are looking out there]

((GEORGE TAYLOR/PASTOR: A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE LOOKING OUT THERE TO ACTUALLY SEE IF WE WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE IT. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY LOOKING TO SEE IF THE CHRUCHES CAN PULL TOGETHER AND HELP. WE NEED TO JUST GO AHEAD AND PULL TOGETHER AND LET THE DEVIL KNOW HE IS A LIAR. WE ARE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND PULL TOGETHER AND WE'RE GOING TO GET BACK WHERE WE NEED TO BE.))
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[OUT Q=we need to be]

((NAT SOUND OF WOMAN IN ORANGE DANCING))
Where the church is now is evident this Easter Sunday.
As the congregation worked to bring the house down, the message was clear, Solid Rock Penetcostal church has nowhere to go but up.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next,
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we'll tell you why the most excitement at Disneyland yesterday was in the ticket office, far away from park visitors.


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Kids often ask to go to Disneyland for their birthday-- but it's rare that they're actually BORN there.
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Wendy Wood- Mirlo thought she was having false labor pains when she arrived at Disneyland with her family.
But it turned out to be the real thing.
Just minutes after entering the theme park, she gave birth to Austin Ray Mirlo inside a ticket booth near the main entrance.
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[SOT 3:33:43 ]
[IN Q=I kept looking]

((ANDREW MIRLO/FATHER: I KEPT LOOKING OVER AT HER, AND YOU KNOW, IS IT TIME? AND SHE DID NOT SAY MUCH. I AM OKAY, I AM OKAY.)) ((WENDY WOOD-MIRLO/MOTHER: AND THEN MY WATER BROKE. AND THEN I KNEW THAT THERE WAS A BABY ON THE WAY.))
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Austin is only the third baby to be born at Disneyland since it opened in 1955.
The family says the birth was unexpected, because the baby wasn't due for another month...
Meanwhile, Disney refunded the family their entrance fees, and gave them passes to come back another time.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 112 points. The Nasdaq has lost 16 points.

[super=460-y/112/y/16;]


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

IN sports - ONE night, TWO teams, ONE champion-- the final four battle ends tonight.
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...And the winner of the NCAA Women's Championship has been crowned... U-Conn ends the season with a PERFECT record.

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The women's national title has been claimed by the lady Huskies. The team went up against Oklahoma in San Antonio-- looking to keep their record flawless.
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[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/ESPN; :00]

Nearly 30 thousand fans were on hand again as the Sooners looked to hand the 38-and-0 Huskies their first loss of the year. Despite getting within four points in the first half, Oklahoma got blitzed in the closing moments of the half by all-American Sue Bird and Company.
U-Conn hit the halftime break with the 42-to-30 lead. The Sooners got the lead back down to six with a couple of minutes to play.
But Diana Taurasi put the [super=33-Connecticut/82/Oklahoma/70;]

game out of reach. U-Conn wins it 82-to-70 to finish the year a perfect record -39-and-0.
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The final four has come down to the Final "TWO."
Indiana will try to beat Maryland for the championship title.
The Hoosiers ARE the underdogs, BUT after whipping Duke AND Oklahoma - Indiana is no longer a team without an advantage.
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[SUPER=01-Tom Coverdale/Indiana Guard; :10]
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[OUT Q=...really matter."]
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Maryland's FIRST ever national title is in the hands of a strong Terp line-up, and an award winning coach. This year, all of them are determined to make it all the way.
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[SUPER=01-Juan Dixon/33 Points Against Kansas; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lonny Baxter/Maryland Senior Center; :19]
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[OUT Q=...did this year."]
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[go to pinnacle 6999] This game is huge, it's also on LIVE TV.
But the only place you can catch it is right here on Your Hometown Station.
Join WDBJ-7 tonight at 9.
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NASCAR took a break for the Easter weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Week; :00]

Last week before the drivers headed their separate ways for the break, a handful were at the Martinsville Speedway testing for the upcoming Virginia 500 on April 14th. One of those was Jimmie Johnson, the rookie who is fourth in the points race after 6 events.
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[SUPER=01-Jimmie Johnson/Fourth in Points Standings; :00]
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[OUT Q=...really after."]
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The defending Virginia 500 champion Dale Jarrett was at the track when Johnson and fellow rookie Ryan Newman took their first spin on the tough half- mile oval.
Jarrett wished them both good luck!
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[VO NAT CON'T] Jarrett has been getting passed quite a bit this year.
He 24th in points - 379 out of the lead. Last year he was the points leader at the Easter Break.
DJ says even another dominating win at Martinsville in two weeks won't solve his team's problems.
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[talent=kim]
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The Virginia 500 Cup race is on April 14, the Advance Auto parts 250 trucks race is Saturday the 13th.

[April-Fool]


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Finally today, if you have not looked at a calendar yet, try to be careful out there.
Today is April Fool's Day.
A New York restaurant chain is celebrating April Fool's Day the way it always does -- by offering up a novelty ice cream flavor.
This year's variety -- vanilla, mixed with a diced hamburger.
The Tom Wahl's chain is putting pieces of its signature Wahlburger into the ice cream -- complete with bun and lettuce.
The chain has employees make a few gallons of a novelty flavor each April first .
Then they give away free samples to anybody who wants some.
Last year's flavor featured French fries.
Sauerkraut was mixed in four years ago.
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