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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... After another Palestinian suicide bombing-- Colin Powell decides to put off his meeting with Yasser Arafat today.
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And Governor Warner stopped in the valley to praise the efforts of those involved in battling the tire fire. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Colin-Powell]


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Secretary of State Colin Powell has postponed his meeting today with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
This comes after another suicide bomber kills six people in Jerusalem.
U-S officials say Powell will consider rescheduling if Arafat makes a clear statement denouncing terrorism.
Yesterday, Powell met with the Israeli Prime Minster. Wyatt Andrews has more.
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[SOT5:02:20]
[IN Q=When the day began]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/U. S. Secretary of State; :22]
[SUPER=01-Ariel Sharon/Israeli Prime Minister; :40]
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[OUT Q=with no effect but action]

(( When the day began, they went man on man. Two and half hours, Powell and Sharon alone, no aides, no handlers. But when they emerged the key disagreement was still there. Powell wants the invasion ended..because the invasion cant protect Israel long term he explained, only a withdrawl and peace talks can do that.
Sot Powell with Sharon We know that Israel has a right to respond to terrorism. The question is how do we get beyond just the response? What is the next step?
Narr Sharon responded by describing Isreal's nightmare, a nation suffering such intolerable fear, Powells distant vision just isnt real.
Sot Sharon quick Hebrew covered by english Israel is the only democracy in the world in which there are guards in every school and in every kindergarten in order to protect children against Palestinian terrorists.
Narr Sadly, at a Jerusalem bus stop, Sharon's vision came true first. Isreal said the bomber was linked to Arafat and that news outraged both the President and Secretary Powell. When the bomb went off, Powell had just finished sending a message to Arafat, that if Arafat wants a Palestinian state it was time to renounce terrorism, out loud and this time mean it.
Sot Powell from Peres What is important now is not just rhetoric going out into the air with no effect, but action. ))
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That was Wyatt Andrews reporting.

[Tire-Fire]


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Governor Warner is praising the response to Roanoke County's tire fire... And yesterday, he visited the site and made a pitch for legislation that lawmakers will consider next week.
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Officials briefed the Governor on the ground, then he climbed into a helicopter for an aerial tour.
Warner said Roanoke County's experience highlights the need for a proposal lawmakers will consider next Wednesday... a new statewide landfill tipping fee.
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[SOT 12:02]
[IN Q=Thirty five percent of the funds]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: THIRTY FIVE PERCENT OF THE FUNDS THAT WILL COME OUT OF THAT TIPPING FEE WILL GO BACK TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FOR APPROPRIATED ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONS, INCLUDING ACTIONS SUCH AS CLEANING UP THESE TIRE SITES.))
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[OUT Q=cleaning up these tire sites.]
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Warner praised the cooperation of local, state and federal agencies... and said he believes the Roanoke County response will become a model for other communities facing similar circumstances.
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[VEA]


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Governor Warner also talked to Virginia teachers during his visit.
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He spoke at the Virginia Education Association's convention here in Roanoke- pledging to do more for public education.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER; EVEN THOUGH I WON'T BE SIGNING AN EDUCATION REFERENDUM BILL TODAY, LET ME ASSURE YOU, THE FIGHT IS NOT OVER.))
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[OUT Q=IS NOT OVER.]
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Delegates said they were pleased by what Warner had to say.
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((KAREN LAVINDER/NORTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL: MANY PEOPLE WERE DISAPPOINTED ABOUT THE LACK OF FUNDING FOR OUR SALARIES THIS YEAR AND FOR SCHOOLS. I THINK HE EXPLAINED IT VERY WELL.)) ((HENRY FOSTER/HENRY COUNTY SCHOOLS: ALL THE PROMISES THAT HE HAS MADE IN HIS CAMPAIGN, HE SEEMS LIKE HE HAS LIVED UP TO THEM AT THIS POINT.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Lavinder/Northside High School; :00]
[SUPER=01-Henry Foster/Henry Co. Schools; :09]
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[OUT Q=AT THIS POINT.]
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Warner also used the occasion to sign two VEA-supported bills into law.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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One requires guidance counselors in elementary schools.
The other makes it easier for retired teachers to return to the classroom.

[Patrol-Cars]


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Montgomery County is making what's old, new again when it comes to the Sheriff's Department patrol cars.
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Officials say to save money, some late model, high mileage vehicles will be refurbished rather than buying new ones. This is the first year the county is refurbishing. Sheriff Douglas Mars says he didn't push for the approach but he'll see how it works. Vehicles with 100-thousand miles or more will be refurbished by a Pennsylvania company.
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[IN Q=A COMPLETELY]

((ROBERT PARKER/COUNTY SPOKESMAN; A COMPLETELY REBUILT CAR INSIDE AND OUT NEW ENGINE NEW TRANSMISSION NEW SUSPENSION RADIATORS ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, TIRES BRAKES THE ENTIRE CAR IS MADE ESSENTIALLY AS GOOD AS NEW.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Parker/Montgomery Co. Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=GOOD AS NEW.]
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The Sheriff says they will keeping data on the refurbished vehicles to if they work as well for officers. County officials say other jurisdictions have tried it and it's been a success.
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It's getting more expensive to own a vehicle in Virginia.
Effective May First, vehicle registration fees and fees for driver and vehicle records will increase by two dollars.
Governor Warner says the money will help pay for anti-terrorism efforts.
Also on May first, the D-M-V will stop giving discounts to customers who use alternative service methods, like the internet or telephone.

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[VO-NAT]
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... The West Bank has become a battlefield as hundreds of civilians are killed in the ongoing fight.
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And Los Angeles was lit up by a massive factory fire over night...
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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Secretary of State Colin Powell changed his plans to meet with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat this weekend after a suicide attack in Jerusalem yesterday.
U-S officials say he might reschedule if Arafat makes a clear statement against terrorism.
Meanwhile the fighting continues in the Middle East.
David Hawkins has the latest.
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((THE ISRAELI ARMY SAYS IT'S GOT NOTHING TO HIDE...

(NATSOT OFFICER)

This is a closed military area.
...BUT CONTINUES TO PREVENT INDEPENDENT WITNESSES FROM ENTERING JENIN'S REFUGEE CAMP.
RTV PALESTINIANS WHO'VE FLED FROM THE CAMP IN RECENT DAYS SAY ISRAELI SOLDIERS MASSACRED HUNDREDS OF CIVILIANS.
CBS
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I saw many houses damaged over its people, so what do you think happened to these people?

(QUESTION)

Bombing houses and bulldozing houses with people in them?

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Yeah, that's what she says.
HER HUSBAND... 65-YEAR-OLD TALAL TOFIK... SAYS AN ISRAELI SOLDIER SHOT HIM WHEN HE VENTURED OUT TO FIND FOOD FOR HIS GRANDCHILDREN.

(SOT TALAL TOFIK, VOICE OF TRANSLATOR)

Shooting at everyone. Fighters and others.
HE'S BEEN WAITING FOUR DAYS FOR AN AMBULANCE OR DOCTOR TO COME TREAT HIS WOUNDS.
RTV THE ISRAELI ARMY ESTIMATES THAT IT KILLED 100 TO 200 PEOPLE... IN EIGHT DAYS OF FIGHTING... AND CLAIMS IT'S THE PALESTINIANS WHO ARE HIDING THE BODIES.

(SOT MOISHE FOGEL, IDF SPOKESMAN)

What they want to do when we leave Jenin is to throw them into the street to display them in a very cynical manner to have a propaganda victory and to try in a very, very cynical way to show that Israel has committed a massacre in Jenin which is obviously a big lie.
CBS
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THE ISRAELI ARMY CONTINUES TO OPERATE INSIDE THE REFUGEE CAMP. THERE APPEAR TO BE A FEW HOLDOUTS AND AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF CIVILIANS STILL LEFT INSIDE.
THEY'RE STILL MOPPING UP HERE... WHERE THERE MAY BE MORE DEAD THAN ALIVE.
DH, CBS NEWS, JENIN))


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A massive fire in an industrial area east of downtown Los Angeles forces hundreds of residents to evacuate their homes.
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The blaze broke out last night sending 100 feet flames into the sky.
The fire continues to burn at this hour but fire fighters now have it contained.
Officials believe it's being fueled by plastics, oil drums, and propane tanks.
There have been no reported injuries. No word yet on the cause.
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[Witcher]


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A Franklin County farmer has lost his latest battle with the bank and government officials.
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Sherman Witcher was promised a nearly 300-thousand dollar settlement from the U-S Department of Agriculture.
In the meantime Sterling National Mortgage threatened to foreclose on Witcher's farm, because he hadn't been making the payments. Eventually Sterling National sold the farm. Witcher sued the company, the Farm Service and half a dozen local officials.
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Witcher told the judge he'd been "beat up by a system sworn to protect us." Judge Samuel Wilson dismissed the suit this week, pointing out you can't bring a case based on "general unfairness." Witcher says Congress and the President are looking into his case.

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Health officials in Lynchburg think they know what started a mysterious illness at Randolph-Macon Woman's College.
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About 120-students, teachers, and staff came down with a flu-like illness over the past two weeks. Yesterday, test results showed that a common stomach virus was to blame. Health and school officials say the close proximity of students living together made it easier for the virus to spread quickly.
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((JOANNA HARRIS/CENTRAL VIRGINIA HEALTH DISTRICT DIRECTOR; IT TAKES A VERY LOW INFECTIOUS DOSE TO INFECT SOMEONE, FEWER THAN A HUNDRED VIRAL PARTICLES, WHICH IS NOTHING WHEN IT COMES TO A VIRUS. ))
[SUPER=01-Joanna Harris/Central Virginia Health District Director;]
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[OUT Q=when it comes to a virus.]
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Nobody has tested positive for the illness since Wednesday. Officials say they may never know exactly how the virus got onto campus.
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The Appalachian School of Law will raise money for the families of January's shooting victims with an outdoor event today.
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The school is sponsoring the A-S-L Memorial Five-K Run this morning. Beginning at 8:30, participants will make their way through downtown Grundy. Officials say 30-runners and 250-walkers are signed up.. Proceeds from registration fees will go to the families of Thomas Blackwell, Anthony Sutin and Angela Dales. All three were killed on January on 16th when a suspended law student unhappy about his academic standing... allegedly shot them.
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[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Anna is "Changing Lanes" in this week's movie review..
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

and
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J-Lo is sizzling ... and not just in the entertainment world. Find out about her latest endeavour a little later.. But first if you are traveling today........ [Jacey ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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The stars came out last night for the opening of Jennifer Lopez's new restaurant.
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Brooke Shields and Jay Leno were among the customers seen going into Madres.
The restaurant serves Latin and Cuban cuisine and is located in Pasadena, California.
J-Lo has been in the restaurant business for a couple of years. She is also part owner of the Conga room in Los Angeles.
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