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Today on News 7, despite reports it may not be enough, American officials try to lobby support for the latest U-N resolution against Iraq.
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Plus in Sports, Virginia Tech makes a major announcement about the future of one of its head coaches.
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Following up todays cool weather with a repeat tomorrow. Sharply warmer by Wednesday. The forecast is coming up.



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A member of Roanoke City Council says he is stepping down.
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On Health Check, new research could help the more than a million Americans who are severely allergic to nuts.
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Plus a toddler is alive today thanks to a determined police officer. News 7 at 5 is next.

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U-S officials say it's a sign that Saddam hasn't changed.
They're pointing to the discovery that Iraq has some drone aircraft that are capable of spreading chemical weapons.
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Good Evening.
As opponents of Iraq stand firm, President Bush is not giving up.
He's made an urgent round of phone calls today to world leaders including Japan's prime minister and China's president
Aleen Sirgany is in Washington with more.
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(( DESPERATELY TRYING TO GAIN INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR A WAR AGAINST IRAQ, PRESIDENT BUSH CLEARED HIS CALENDAR TODAY FOR TELEPHONE DIPLOMACY WITH WORLD LEADERS. AND SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL MET FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF GUINEA, ONE OF THE SWING VOTES.
COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE iraq continues to demonstrate that it's not changing. we're concerned about that.
BUT SKEPTICAL ALLIES ARE PROVING DIFFICULT TO SWAY. RUSSIA AND FRANCE AGAIN ANNOUNCED THEY WOULD VETO THE U.S BACKED RESOLUTION, AND PAKISTAN SAID IT DOESN'T SUPPORT THE MEASURE, EITHER. THE WHITE HOUSE REMAINS HOPEFUL THE U.N WILL COME THROUGH AND ARGUES THE SECURITY COUNCIL HAS A MORAL OBLIGATION TO PASS THE RESOLUTION. ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN IF the un does not actown resolutions
THE U.NS SECRETARY GENERAL IS WARNING AGAINST TAKING ACTION WITHOUT UN APPROVAL. KOFI ANNAN/U.N SECRETARY GENERAL There is a widespread concern about the long-term consequences of war in Iraq for the fight against terrorism. AT A CLOSED-DOOR U-N MEETING LATE THIS AFTERNOON, THE U-S HOPED TO SWAY THE SKEPTICS WITH A DISCUSSION OF TWO NEW IRAQI WEAPONS SYSTEMS: A ROCKET AND UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE THAT THE U-S MAY SITE AS PROOF THAT IRAQ IS NOT DISARMING. AS IRAQIS GEAR UP FOR WAR, SADDAM HAS REPORTEDLY PLACED EXPLOSIVES AT OIL FIELDS TO DESTROY THEM IF THE U.S ATTACKS. IRAQ DENIES IT. ))

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The countdown to war finds Iraqi citizens with little else to do but protest and wait for the worst.
And for U-S troops, it means being ready to go at all times.
Chris Lawrence reports from Kuwait City.
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(((locator: Baghdad) Hundreds of women and children waved banners ..chanting on the streets of Baghdad.

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The protesters marched on to U-N headquarters hoping to stop a war before it begins.

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Others believe an attack is inevitable so theyre taking steps to protect themselves. Sales are brisk in a nation where anyone over 25 can carry a gun.

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Driving up to the Iraqi border military convoys run day and night. We saw F-18s flying bombing runs training in the Kuwaiti desert.

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At the DMZ, signs stop American troops but look a bit closer, you can tell theyve already been here. U-N workers have evacuated their compound, and work is beginning near sand berms that surround Kuwait.

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Trenches like these were built to stop another Iraqi invasion. Now theyre being filled in, to let American troops get through.

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Back across the border, Iraq has demolished more than half its arsenal of al samoud 2 missiles. With the U-S deadline for complete disarmament only a week away activists are taking positions as human shields.

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"The purpose of being here is to stop war on the people of Iraq."
But stopping more than a quarter of a million troops waiting only for the order may be next to impossible.

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Chris Lawrence CBS News, Kuwait.))

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In the event of a nuclear, chemical or biological threat-- members of a Virginia based Army Reserve unit are ready.

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75- soldiers with the 359th Transportation Battalion are undergoing training at Fort Eustis. The men and women have been actively training since reporting for duty last month. Today the soldiers were taught how to protect themselves in the event of chemical warfare. Some of the training included learning how to put their mask and suit on and how to detect different chemical agents.

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(( WE TRAIN EVERYDAY, TRAIN HARD, WE HAVE MISSIONS WE HAVE TO TAKE, MISSIONS TO MAKE OURSELVES BETTER, TO PROTECT OURSELVES BETTER, AND THE MAIN MISSION I CAN SEE RIGHT NOW IS YOUR CHEMICAL WARFARE, VERY IMPORTANT TO US, WE HAVE TO KNOW IT RIGHT DOWN TO THE T ))
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The unit has not been told when or where it will be deployed.
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A stove fire caused the evacutaion of an apartment house in Roanoke this morning.
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Officials say the fire in a third floor unit at the Lee Apartments on Mountain Avenue originated in the kitchen.
36-year-old Daniel Cobb was in the apartment at the time and is being treated for critical burns and smoke inhalation at the U-V-A Burn Center. Fire officials say their biggest challange was getting people out of the 19-unit building because it was before eight a.m. and many people were still sleeping. Five people were eventually evacuated because of the smoke. Damage is estimated at 30-thousand dollars.
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A three-car accident in Roanoke this afternoon sent one driver to the hospital.
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It happened just after noon at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Plantation Road.
Witnesses say a delivery truck was making a left turn and slammed into a white Oldsmobile that was crossing the intersection.
The driver of that car was pinned in the wreckage between the truck and a Yellow Cab for about 20 minutes before rescue workers got her out.
She was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with NON-life threatening injuries.
There is no word yet on her condition.
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A mom and dad are killed in a car crash in Wisconsin but a two year old who wandered away from the wreck is found alive.
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A pregnant state trooper is getting credit for finding the child.
Rhonda Walder says she felt sure a child had been in the vehicle.
For one thing, there were diapers and a child's sippy cup in the back seat.
The trooper would not give up the search in the darkness and encouraged other troops to look for the child.
When the sun came up, small footprints were found in the fresh snow The two year old had made her way across two lanes of traffic and down an embankment to a grove of trees
The child is with relatives and doesn't remember the ordeal.
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Attorneys hope to wrap up the preliminary hearing against actor Robert Blake this week. We'll have the latest update after the break.
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Plus we will tell you why a Roanoke City Councilman is leaving his post AND his home.
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Roanoke City Council will soon have a vacancy to fill.
Today, Bill Carder announced that he has accepted a new job that will take him to South Boston.
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Carder is currently the General Manager of the Patrick Henry Hotel and that's where he made his announcement this morning.
He has lived in the Roanoke Valley for eleven years, and served on city council for three. Carder says it was a very difficult decision.
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((THIS IS HOME. THIS IS THE HARDEST DECISION WE'VE EVER HAD TO MAKE. WE DEFINITELY PUT DOWN ROOTS HERE. THIS IS A GREAT COMMUNITY, A GREAT CITY. OUR HEART WILL ALWAYS BE HERE. AND HOPEFULLY, ONE OF THESE DAYS WE'LL BE BACK HOME AGAIN. BUT IT'S BEEN A VERY VERY HARD DECISION FOR US.))
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Carder says he will stay on city council through the budget process, and plans to give up his seat in early June.

He's moving to South Boston to assume management of Berry Hill Mansion, a Marriott Conference Hotel.
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Members of Roanoke City Council will appoint a successor to fill Carder's unexpired term.

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Peanut allergies are a very real and danger medical condition affecting 1.5 MILLION Americans.
Each year between 50 and 100 people die from reactions to peanuts.
But a new drug is showing promise in treating the allergies.
Christy Feig has more.
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It may be another intense week in court for Actor Robert Blake.
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Blake is accused of killing his wife Bonny Lee Bakley.
The attorney for Bakley's family says plan on hearing from people who spoke to Blake shortly after his wife was murdered.
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((ERIC DURBIN/BAKLEY FAMILY ATTORNEY: ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE GOING TO SEE THIS WEEK IS ONE OF THE EYE WITNESSES WHO WAS SO CONCERNED THAT MR. BLAKE MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE MURDEREER, HE ASKED THE POLICE TO CHECK FOR A GUN THAT BLAKE MAY HAVE LEFT.))
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Bakley was shot to death as she waited inside the actor's car outside an Italian restaurant in Studio City California.
This is week three of testimony in Blake's preliminary hearing.
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Coming up today in Sports,
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we will have a live report from Blacksburg as Virginia Tech fires its men's basketball coach.
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Coming up next, it was not a good day for investors on Wall Street. We'll have today's numbers after the break.
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Plus following Sports, we'll tell you what has turned the Great White Way pitch black.
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On Wall Street today, nagging fears about what a war with Iraq will mean to the shaky economy sent stocks sharply lower.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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STOCKS WERE STUCK IN THE RED AS THE LOOMING WAR AND WEAK ECONOMY UNNERVED INVESTORS...

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THE DOW PLUNGED 171

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NASDAQ FELL BACK NEARLY 27 POINTS...

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AND IT'S HAPPY BIRTHDAY NASDAQ 5-THOUSAND.. IT WAS THREE YEARS AGO TODAY THAT THE NASDAQ CLOSED AT A RECORD 5-THOUSAND 48.. SINCE THEN THE TECH HEAVY INDEX HAS SLID 75 PERCENT AS THE TECH BUBBLE BURST.

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OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS, THE ONCE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN.. SUN MICROSYSTEMS IS DOWN 95 PERCENT, YAHOO DOWN 91 PERCENT.

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Financial shares led the decline afer a Federal Reserve official said mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lack adequate capital, posing a risk to the economy.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb overstated sales by $2.5 billion for 1999 to 2001 by encouraging wholesalers to purchase more drugs than they could sell.

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UNITED AIRLINES DID IT, SO DID US AIRWAYS.. NOW AMERICAN AIRLINES MAY BE EYEING BANKRUTPCY.. AMERICAN'S FLIGHT ATTENDANTS UNION SAID IT SEES THE AIRLINE FILING FOR BANKRTUPCY SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. AMERICAN'S PARENT COMPANY, AMR IT LOOKING TO SECURE 2-BILLION DOLLARS IN LOANS TO AVOID BANKRUTPCY.

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FOR ALL THE AFTER THE BELL ACTION CLICK ON CBS.MW.COM .. AT THE NASDAQ

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I'M AC IN NEW YORK.

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Good afternoon everybody - there is proof today's ticker that good guys do indeed finish last. Ricky Stokes was fired this afternoon after four years as the Hokies' head coach. A news conference confirming that fact just wrapped up at the top of the hour in the Bowman Room on the Tech campus. [GO TO DOUBLE BOX WITH MASON MICRO]
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Steve Mason was there was and he now joins us with the latest on Stokes' dismissal. [GO TO STEVE FULL SCREEN] Steve will adlib into tape [rolled in house eng!!!]
[MASON ROLL CUE:] ...forced his hand."

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Hundreds of visitors to New York are waiting in line to get their money back.
The theaters on Broadway are dark because of a strike by the theaters musicians.
Stacey Case has more.
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(( TRACK: IT SEEMS THE STRIKERS HAVE CENTER STAGE ON BROADWAY. THIS IS NOT WHAT THE ZIEGLER'S OF NORTH CAROLINA CAME TO SEE.
SUPER: DREW AND KALLI ZIEGLER/BROADWAY ENTHUSIASTS we wanted to see 3 shows, we wanted to see the phantom, the producers and thoroughly modern millie.
TRACK: INSTEAD THEY SPENT THE DAY TRYING TO GET A RAIN CHECK OR IN THIS CASE....
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TRACK: ....... A STRIKE CHECK.
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TRACK: MUSICIANS WALKED OUT FRIDAY. AND ACTORS AND STAGEHANDS ARE ALL
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PLACE OF THE REAL THING.
SUPER: GORDON TITCOMB/BROADWAY MUSICIAN 00:11:38 look it, these things are musicals. root word there is music.
SUPER: JED BERNSTEIN/LEAGUE OF AMERICAN THEATRES & PRODUCERS, YESTERDAY we're waiting for the musicians to respond to our latest offer.
TRACK: MUSICIANS SAY IF THEY DO THAT, THERE WOULD BE NO GUARANTEE OF LIVE MUSICIANS ON BROADWAY. PRODUCERS SAY THE CURRENT MANDATE TO HIRE A MINIMUM NUMBER OF MUSICIANS IS OUTDATED.
STAND UP: STACY CASE/REPORTING 00:07:19 at one historic restaurant in the theatre district, no one's counting musicians, they're counting pizzas and sales are down.
SUPER: RICK MANCINI/JOHN'S PIZZARIA 00:02;53 it really has hurt our business, our pre theatre business is down 45 percent
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TRACK: SHOW GOERS SPEND AN ESTIMATED $4.4 BILLION DOLLARS ALONG BROADWAY EVERY YEAR. AND IN THE POST 9-11 WORLD, A STRIKE IS THE LAST THING NEW YORK NEEDS.

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I feel bad for the out of towners who are coming in, I hope they understand that this is actually an issue about protecting the very nature of this art form.
TRACK: FOR NOW, 18 SHOWS SIT DARK. AND NEITHER THE PRODUCERS NOR THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS CAN SAY WHEN THE SHOW WILL GO ON. STACY CASE CBS NEWS, NY))

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