Witnesses say Israeli helicopters fired nearly 20 missiles into a West Bank refugee camp today. Meanwhile, Israel's military says it'll call up additional reserve units to serve near the
Teri Okita has the latest from the Middle East.
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[SUPER=03-Nablus, West Bank; :00]
[SUPER=01-Condoleezza Rice/National Security Advisor; :32]
[SUPER=01-Tony Blair/Britain's Prime Minister; :56]
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Secretary of State; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:13]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Washington.]
BATTLES REMAIN FIERCE IN THE WEST BANK.
ON SUNDAY, THERE WAS MORE KILLING. ISRAELI TROOPS EXCHANGED GUNFIRE AND
SNIPER STRIKES WITH PALESTINIANS ... IN THE CRAMPED ALLEYS OF NABLUS ...
AND ON THE STREETS OF JENIN ... THE ONLY MAJOR WEST BANK CITIES NOT
"FULLY" CONTROLLED BY ISRAEL.
AND VIOLENCE HAS INTENSIFIED ALONG THE BORDER WITH LEBANON ... FUELING
POTENTIAL FOR A MORE MASSIVE CONFLICT.
PRESIDENT BUSH HAS DEMANDED ISRAELI TROOPS PULL OUT OF PALESTINIAN
CITIES, AND U-S OFFICIALS SAY THAT MEANS "NOW" - NOT LATER.
(CONDOLEEZA RICE/NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER 10:33:28 "There's a lot at
stake here, and Israel is not able to secure itself alone. It needs the
support of its neighbors.")
BUT FINGER POINTING CONTINUES THROUGHOUT THE ARAB WORLD. SOME BLAMING
ISRAEL FOR INCITING MORE PALESTINIAN VIOLENCE. OTHERS BACKING ISRAEL'S
MISSION TO PROTECT ITSELF FROM PALESTINIAN ATTACKS. SOME WORLD LEADERS
SAYS BOTH SIDES MUST GIVE MORE THAN THEY'RE GIVING.
(Super: Tony Blair/Britain's Prime Minister - quick cg)
SOT: Without a proper ceasefire, we can't even take the first steps.
SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL WILL REITERATE THAT MESSAGE DURING HIS
MISSION TO THE MID EAST THIS WEEK.
(COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE "Whatever the violence is today, it
must go down to a level where the two sides can start talking to one
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)
STANDUP: On Monday, Powell will meet with moderate Arab leaders ... who,
some say, will try to explain WHY the Arab world is so outraged by the
Israeli offensive. Powell may ask the Arab allies to direct Arafat to
crackdown on Palestinian militants ... a gesture that is not likely to
happen. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.
Meanwhile, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has issued a strong message of defiance against the United States.
According to state-run Iraqi television, Saddam says his country would confront a U-S military action with all possible means.
He made the statement yesterday during a meeting with high military commanders.
In his most defiant comments yet on the American threat of invasion, he said that Iraq is NOT afraid of the U-S.
He added that Iraq will continue to support the Palestinian uprising, despite U-S criticism.
The Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to extinguish the tire dump fire are rolling right along.
Crews have been working non-stop since Thursday attacking the fire on Willie Keeling's property.
With bulldozers and backhoes, they have been breaking up the piles, then extinguishing them with water and a special firefighting foam.
The E-P-A is confident the fire will be completely out by the end of the month, but says the clean-up will take much longer.
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[IN Q=It's going to be somewhat]
((VANCE EVANS/EPA: IT'S GOING TO BE SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT TO GIVE A CLEAR ESTIMATION BECAUSE THE TIRES SEEM TO BE IN THE GROUND, IN LAYERS WITH DIRT COVERING THEM SO IT'S DIFFICULT TO SAY WHAT THE NUMBERS ARE SO IT WILL BE AN ON-GOING PROCESS AFTER WE'RE DONE.))
[OUT Q=after we're done]
The air around the fire continues to be tested three times a day.
The E-P-A says the air remains safe, but the smoke may still be irritating to some people.
Residents can now get up to date information at a community information trailer, located at the command post next to the Merriman Road soccer field.
A bill signed by Governor Mark Warner could change the way schools are built.
Warner signed legislation on Saturday that will allow developers to build schools and other buildings for both public and private use.
For instance-- a private firm could build a school cafeteria and run it as a cafe at night.
The school system would lease the dining hall, which would be cheaper than building one.
Also yesterday-- Warner signed into law a bill that punishes so-called aggressive drivers.
Virginia is one of a handful of states that recognize that category of driver and the first to give judges the power to order offenders to attend anger management classes.
A nine year old boy captured the spotlight at yesterday's Salem Avalanche game.
Justin McLeod tells why hundreds came out to catch this hometown hero.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Tyree/Jacob's Dad; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jacob Tyree; :49]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]
((((NAT SOUND OF JACOB PLAYING BASEBALL IN BACKYARD))
Nine year old Jacob Tyree is a kid who truly lives for the game of baseball.
[IN Q=It's just my life]
((JACOB TYREE: IT'S JUST MY LIFE, I LOVE IT.))
[OUT Q=I love it]
It's a love these days that doesn't come easy.
You see Jacob has a tumor, not in his brain, but rather in his spinal chord.
[IN Q=He had surgery]
((JERRY TYREE/JACOB'S DAD: HE HAD SURGERY NOVEMBER 13 OF LAST YEAR AND THEY WERE ABLE TO REMOVE PART OF IT BUT WE JUST FINISHED THE RADIATION AS A FOLLOW-UP AND HOPEFULLY THE RADIATION HAS TAKEN CARE OF IT.))
[OUT Q=care of it]
Jacob must now wear hinged braces on his legs.
And as a result of his back surgery, he has to wear a brace twenty hours a day that keeps him upright.
[IN Q=It's difficult, painful]
((JACOB TYREE: IT'S DIFFICULT, PAINFUL AND KINDA EXCITING IN A WAY.))
[OUT Q=exciting in a way]
Exciting because of all the new people and opportunities that have come Jacbob's way.
A big one happened Sunday afternoon when Jacob got the chance to throw out the first ball at the Salem Avalanche game.
[IN Q=As you might imagine]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE JACOB'S TREATMENT CAN BE VERY EXPENSIVE. THAT'S WHY THIS GAME IS A FUNDRAISER. FOR EVERY FIVE DOLLAR TICKET THE FAMILY SELLS, TWO DOLLARS JACOB'S TRUST FUND. NEARLY A THOUSAND PEOPLE CAME OUT TODAY TO SUPPORT JACOB'S CAUSE.))
[OUT Q=support Jacob's cause]
It is a cause that has an uncertain future.
Jacob's condition is so rare doctors don't know whether the tumor will eventually threaten his life.
For now, Jacob has a simple game plan. (SHOT OF JACOB PLAYING VIDEO GAMES)
[SOT 14:40:41; 14:36:21]
[IN Q=I ignore it]
((JACOB TYREE: I IGNORE IT.))
((JERRY TYREE: HIS ATTITUDE HASN'T A CHANGED A BIT. HE'S STILL JACOB. HE'S NOT AS FAST AS WE WAS, WE'RE GOING TO GET THERE.))
[OUT Q=to get there]
With that optimism, there's no doubt Jacob has only brighter days ahead. (SHOT OF SUNLIGHT AND JACOB PITCHING)
Justin McLeod, News 7.))
A benefit for Jacob will be held April 27th at the Mason Cove Church of the Brethren on Bradshaw Road-- from eight in the morning until 5 PM.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
[GRAPHIC=Center in Square]
All the museums inside Center in the Square in Roanoke are now open on Sunday once again.
A lack of state funding forced the Art Museum and Science Museum to close its doors on Sundays and Mondays last summer.
The museums were asked to re-open on Sundays to help with a promotional campaign.
Center in the Square plans to offer visitors a special rate for all three museums on Sunday beginning next month.
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[IN Q=We're real pleased]
((KATHERINE LONDOS/MUSEUM VISTOR: WE'RE REAL PLEASED THAT THEY ARE RE-OPENING ON SUNDAY'S. THERE'S REALLY NOT A LOT TO DO IN DOWNTOWN ON SUNDAY'S SO THIS IS REALLY NICE FOR THE KIDS THAT THEY HAVE RE-OPENED ON SUNDAY'S.))
[SUPER=01-Katherine Londos/Museum Visitor]
[OUT Q=re-opened on Sunday's]
This was the first week for the new hours.
Museum officials say business was slow yesterday but hope it picks up in the coming weeks.
All the museums will remain closed on Monday's.
More than a half million birds diagnosed with Avian flu may end up in a Virginia landfill.
State officials say a landfill in Waverly has already begun accepting dead turkeys and chickens.... and more could end up in a landfill near Richmond.
The state decided to bury the poultry in landfills instead of letting farmers dispose of them on their own property... to prevent possible groundwater contamination.
As of Friday, 561-thousand turkeys and chickens across four Shenandoah Valley counties had tested positive for the disease.
Thousands helped take a stride against multiple sclerosis...
More than two thousand people from our area took part in the annual MS Walk in Roanoke.
Other walks were also held in other cities across the country.
The money raised from the local event will help fund research for MS which is a debilitating disease that attacks the central nervous system.
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[IN Q=We need to find more ways]
((TAMMY MARTIN/MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENT: WE NEED TO FIND MORE WAYS TO RAISE MONEY FOR RESEARCH BECAUSE I KNOW I WAS THE ONE WHO WAS DIAGNOSED THREE YEARS AGO AND ANOTHER PERSON WHO HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED THAT I KNOW, JUST A COUPLE OF MONTHS. I DON'T WANT ANYBODY ELSE TO GET THIS DIAGNOSIS. I AM TOO YOUNG TO HAVE SIT IN THIS SCOOTER AND WASTE MY LIFE AND NOT DOING ANYTHING MORE.))
[SUPER=01-Tammy Martin/Multiple Sclerosis Patient]
[OUT Q=not doing anything anymore]
Similar walks took place yesterday in Charlottesville, Galax, Radford, and Waynesboro.
The walk in Roanoke raised several thousand dollars.
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]
In medical news, exercise and aspirin can both help you in ways you might not have considered.
Melissa McDermott has those stories and more in this morning's Health check.
[IN Q=Americans refuse to]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDemott/Reporting; :00]
((Americans refuse to get off the couch. A new government report says
seven in ten adults dont regularly exercise and nearly four in ten are
not physically active at all. Those numbers have not changed for the
last four years. About 300-thousand Americans die every year from
diseases related to inactivity.
Weve heard baby aspirin helps prevent heart attacks. Now a new study
says it can reduce your risk of getting colon cancer. The disease kills
about 48-thousand people every year.
New guidelines for arthritis sufferers, but they arent so new or
surprising. The American Pain Society says the best treatments for pain
are eating a balanced diet and keeping your weight under control through
And those are todays top health stories. Im Melissa McDermott.))
Some technology that has local ties is giving troops around the world a helping hand.
I-T-T Industries Night Vision is being used extensively in Afghanistan.
A few weeks ago, at a conference attended by I-T-T executives, a former Army Chief of Staff praised the technology developed in Roanoke.
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[SOT - 45:12]
[IN Q=A Black Hawk helicopter...]
((NEIL GALLAGHER/ITT INDUSTRIES NIGHT VISION PRESIDENT: A BLACK HAWK HELICOPTER COMES TO A PREDETERMINED PLACE, LANDS IN A COUNTRY NOBODY'S EVER BEEN AT, MEETS SOME OF OUR HELPERS THERE. HE SAYS THE TEAM GETS OUT, DONS THEIR NIGHT VISION EQUIPMENT, THEN RIDES ON HORSES TO WHERE THEY CAN IDENTIFY THE ENEMY, AND POINT LASERS ON THEM AND CALL AIR STRIKES IN. ALL DONE IN THE DARK, AND IT WAS A HIGH TRIBUTE TO OUR NIGHT VISION EQUIPMENT, AND WE CERTAINLY FELT PROUD THAT DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Neil Gallagher/ITT Industries Night Vision President; ]
[OUT Q=felt proud that day.]
[VO-NAT - :07+]
Gallagher says I-T-T Night Vision technology first saw active duty in Panama City, and earned its fame in the Gulf War.