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The Dan River is well above flood stage... even though the rain is just a distant memory
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And the U-S Attorney says he won't try former D-Day- Memorial Head Richard Burrow now... but plans to re-indict him with additional details.

[Sports-head]


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In sports, the NCAA road to the final four is paved by Wake Forest, Kentucky and Syracuse to name a few today, a preview of local favorite Hampden Sydney's D-II final four run
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and what a record breaking run by Ryan Newman at Bristol, details in sports.
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[WX-Head]
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The first weekend of spring will be very tolerable indeed. Forecast details just ahead.
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A lot of water and a little inconvenience are flowing through Southside tonight.
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The Dan River escapes its banks from Danville to South Boston.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
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And I'm Shannon Young.

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It turned out to be a beautiful day in Southside, but residents along the Dan river in Southside are feeling the affects of several days worth of heavy rain.
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The Dan river is well above its
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[TAKE DAN RIVER MAP FS 4295EssC] 18 foot flood stage, and has been threatening homes from Danville to South Boston.
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Steve Smallshaw is in Danville tonight, Steve how has the city fared so far?
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((ROLLCUE:...it hasn't been worse.))
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[Burrow]


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It's not over yet for former D-Day Memorial Director Richard Burrow. The U-S Attorney announced today that he intends to re-indict the 56-year old fund- raiser.
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(( ((THE CHARGES WILL LOOK FAMILIAR. THE EVIDENCE WILL PROBABLY LOOK DIFFERENT. )) Burrow faces the same set of facts, the same allegations ...that he defrauded the state and two banks in his attempts to raise money to complete the D-Day Memorial. When the case is tried the next time, additional details will come from a new witness. The government announced it has struck a deal with Robert Louis Harrison, Junior, an attorney who helped Burrow borrow money to get matching funds from the state to fund the Memorial.
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Burrow's Attorney, John Lichtenstein, says the government subpoenaed Harrison to testify at the first trial in December, but the government never called Harrison to testify.
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That trial ended in a hung jury. The prosecutor says he expects to present a new indictment within 90 days.

[Iraq-Latest]


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Now on to the war with Iraq, and there is no longer any question -- the aerial assault is fully underway.
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U.S. cruise missiles and bombs have slammed into targets in Baghdad and across Iraq in the last six hours. Military leaders promise the campaign will grow even larger in the hours and days ahead.
This comes ground units have secured southern oil fields and other forces continue to move northward to Baghdad.
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[Retired-Officers]


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Regardless of whether you approve of the military action in Iraq, retired military personnel say supporting the troops is essential. News 7's Rachel Cannon spoke with some of them today and joins us now, Rachel [TAKE IRAQ 4320 IN BAM]
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Shannon, At today's monthly meeting of the Military Officers Association of America, everyone is behind the war effort.
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Some of the people I talked with served in Vietnam. They say the lack of support from home during that war, took a toll on morale overseas.
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(( ((NATS talking 03:17:29)) Lloyd Ramsey is veteran of World War Two and Vietnam. A retired general, he understands what it's like for our troops in Kuwait and Iraq ... the challenges of combat and being away from home.
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((LLOYD RAMSEY/RETIRED GENERAL; THE TROOPS LIVE ON THE SUPPORT THEY GET FROM THE PUBLIC AT HOME, IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT IN VIETNAM BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT GETTING THAT SUPPORT.))
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That's why Ramsey says patriotism and support is more important than ever. His opinion of anti-war demonstrations .... they're terrible.
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((THEY'RE THERE TO GIVE THEIR LIVES AWAY TO PROTECT US. ))
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((NATS 03:14:38 "Of my 40-years in uniform")) The Commandant of Virginia Tech's Corps of Cadets is no stranger to protest. Tech's campus has been home to some.
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((MAJOR GENERAL JERROLD P. ALLEN/COMMANDANT VT CORPS OF CADETS; EVEN IT'S THE RIGHT OF EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN TO STATE HIS OR HER OPINION WE REALLY DO HAVE THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH ))
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That being said, General Allen feels very strongly in the government's course of action and is confident in our military, some of which the Corps has helped shape.
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((MAJOR GENERAL JERROLD P. ALLEN/COMMANDANT VT CORPS OF CADETS; EVEN INCLUDING CADETS WHO GRADUATED ON THE LAST CLASS IN DECEMBER ARE ACTIVELY FIGHTING THIS WAR SO OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THEM.))
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General Allen says the Corps of Cadets is growing at Virginia Tech. Shannon,
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They have about 7-hundred members, which is the highest number in some 25-years.

[War-Churches]


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Dozens of worshippers met at Saint Andrew's Catholic Church today to reflect on the war and pray for the nation.
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The midday service offered the congregation and community a time to pray for loved ones and troops overseas.
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((KATHY RUBLE/SERVICE ATTENDEE: IT'S GOOD TO KNOW THAT EVERYONE IS CONCERNED ABOUT ALL PEOPLE IN STRIFE THOSE THAT ARE CONSIDERED OUR ENEMIES AT THIS POINT AND OURSELVES FOR ALL CHILDREN OF GOD.))
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Four other downtown Roanoke churches are also offering a noonday ecumenical prayer service. The services will be held Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m.
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[GPS]


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Many people may be wondering just how United States forces can strike Iraq, without hitting the wrong target.
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The military actually uses a navigational tool it designed several years ago, called the global positioning system or G-P-S.
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G-P-S is a satellite system that uses coordinates to pinpoint an exact location anywhere in the world. Virginia Tech geography professor, Bill Carstensen says the system has given soldiers a tremendous advantage both in the air and on the ground.
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((BILL CARSTENSEN/VT GEOGRAPHY PROF.: IF YOU REMEMBER IN THE GULF WAR, THE SMART BOMBS AS THEY WERE CALLED THEY HAD GPS IN THE WEAPON ITSELF, AND THEN GPS HAD ACTUALLY GUIDED THE BOMB TO A PARTICULAR LOCATION WE'RE DOING THE SAME THING NOW 26:58))
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G-P-S is the same technology now used in cell phones and automobiles to help drivers when they're lost.
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North Carolina authorities press charges in a shooting of a five year old Bedford County girl. That story straight ahead on News 7 at 6.
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and it turned out to be no big deal, but for a while a traffic stop had police wondering if they had made progress in a worldwide manhunt.
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[Girl-Shooting]


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A hearing is now under way to decide if a teenage boy should be tried as an adult, for allegedly shooting a 5 year old Bedford County girl.
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Rachel Sanchez was critically injured while riding in the back seat of her grandparents car in Conover, North Carolina last month.
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A 15 year old boy was charged with the shooting after a middle school principal got a tip. A hearing on whether to try to boy as an adult began today, but there is no decision yet. The case was adjourned until Tuesday.

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A nationwide alert prompted a traffic stop in western Virginia this morning, after someone reported a suspicious vehicle on Interstate 81.
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State Police stopped the rental truck in Botetourt County.
A caller thought the driver resembled a suspected terrorist the FBI has been seeking.
Troopers checked the driver's identity and confirmed he wasn't wanted. And they searched the vehicle with his consent.
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((SGT. ROBERT CHAPPELL: WE TRY TO BE VERY PRO-ACTIVE WITH CITIZEN COMPLAINTS. A SIGN OF THE TIMES OF COURSE WE'RE LIVING IN, BUT WE DO APPRECIATE THE CITIZENS CALLING AND WE CERTAINLY ATTEMPT TO FOLLOW UP ON EVERY COMPLAINT. ))
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The driver of the truck was given a warning for a traffic offense. The man and a companion were sent on their way without incident.
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[Stocks]


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The rally on Wall Street is showing no signs of losing steam. Blue chips gained ground for the eighth straight session. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow was UP 235 points. The Nasdaq was up 18.
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[Warner]


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Governor Warner is exercising his authority to change the budget crafted by the General Assembly.
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Warner announced today that he is restoring the money cut from some criminal justice programs. He says he has found over 500-thousand dollars for the state's drug court program.
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Warner has also signed into law legislation to create the AMBER Alert and Code Adam programs and to toughen Virginia's Drug Free School Zone laws.
The governor has until Monday to amend the budget or use his veto pen.
A number of abortion items, including a partial birth abortion ban and parental consent bill, are possible veto targets.
The governor has also indicated that he may refuse to sign legislation to repeal the estate tax.
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[Rocovich]


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Governor Warner also said he supports Virginia Tech's decision to have a special meeting to discuss the school's new policy on affirmative action.
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The university's rector has called a meeting to be held April 6th in response to sharp criticism from students, minority groups, and elected officials.
They're angry over the board of visitor's recent decision to eliminate race and gender as factors in admissions, hiring, and financial aid preferences.
The school's rector says the special meeting may or may not bring any changes.
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((JOHN ROCOVICH/BOARD OF VISITORS RECTOR: I CAN'T PREDICT WHAT THE 14 BOARD MEMBERS WILL ULTIMATELY DECIDE TO DO. IT IS A SMALL BOARD AND IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO PROPOSE A VOTE ON ANY MATTER THAT SUITS THEM THAT'S ALWAYS OPEN FOR ACTION AT THE MEETING.))
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The meeting will be open to the public but there are no plans to hold a public comment session.
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[Sports tease]


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Ryan Newman wrecks the track record at Bristol, the UVa women talk about their NCAA opener,
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and Hampden Sydney talks about another shot at the division III national championship.
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[S-Qualify]


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The Winston Cup cars rolled into Bristol today for Bud Pole qualifying for Sundays Food City 500.
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A pleasant day at the tack as temperatures hovered around the mid 60's. Wen you talk Bristol, you have to talk Rusty Wallace who has five poles and six wins in the spring race at Bristol. Rusty had a solid run and will start fifth.
Jeff Gordon's average start in 20 starts at Bristol is 5.5 and he would not disappoint today as the Rainbow warrior puts the 24 car on the outside poll.
But then Ryan Newman came out and shattered the track qualifying record with a speed of 128.709 miles an hour. It was the first sub 15 second lap in Bristol Motor Speedway history. Gordon will start second, then Kenny Schrader, Wallace and Bill Elliott. Now the complete field.
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[S-Sydney]


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The Division Three semifinals are under away at the Salem Civic Center. Hampden-Sydney will be on display in tonight's second game at eight against Gustavos Adolphus. Sydney lost to Wisconsin-Platteville in the '99 championship game in the Tigers first title shot.
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[S-NCAA]


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The NCAA men's basketball tournament road to the final four continues today.
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I the opening round of the Midwest regional, top seeded Kentucky whipped Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis 95-to-64. The Cats hit 61 percent of their shots and 10 Kentucky players scored.
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In the East regionals, Syracuse downed Manhattan 76-65. Carmelo Anthony scored 10 of his 17 points in the second half.
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And the Wake Forest Demon Deacons got a scare from East Tennessee State in their east regional match up. Wakes escapes with the 76-73 win. ACC player of the year Josh Howard was held to 10, while former Group A player of the year Brad Knuckles gets the hoop here. Jamaal Levy answers at the other end with the nice effort.
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Auburn escaped St. Joe's 65-63 in overtime and Texas beat NC Asheville 82-61.

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The Virginia women take on Illinois tomorrow in the NCAA first round. UVa lost to a Big 10 team in the first round last year and the present challenges.
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The Cavaliers play at 1:30 in Knoxville, Tennessee in the mideast region.
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In the east, Virginia Tech plays Georgia Tech at 11:15 AM
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and the Liberty Flames take on Vanderbilt tomorrow just after 11 AM.

[S-Lax]


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The Roanoke College men's lacrosse game against ODAC rival Washington & Lee has been rescheduled for Sunday at one o'clock at Elizabeth Campus in Salem in the conference opener for both teams. The Maroons are 4 and 1 while the Genera ls are 3 and 1.