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[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=201-Joy Sutton/jsutton*wdbj7.com]
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... British and American officials say Saddam Hussein's regime is crumbling under the pressure of "Shock and Awe"...
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And Retired military officers in our area are stressing how important our support is to the troops. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.

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[CNN-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq War]


U-S officials say Saddam Hussein's control is clearly slipping. At this hour, coalition forces are battling for control of Iraq's Key port city.
The White House says its trying to limit the number of civilian casualties.
Skip Loescher (Low-Sure) joins us with the latest..
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[SUPER=201-Skip Loescher/Reporting]
[SUPER=205-Baghdad]


[CNN ROLLS TAPE] ((ROLLCUE:...TAPE ROLLED FROM CNN))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A day after being pounded]
[SUPER=203-Baghdad; :00]
[SUPER=201-Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf/Iraqi Information Minister; :14]
[SUPER=201-Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesperson ; :32]
[SUPER=201-Michael Waters-Bey/Father of Sgt. Kendall Waters-Bey; 1:24]
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[OUT Q=my only son away from me]



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[SUPER=201-Skip Loescher/Reporting]







[11Retired-Officers]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-02 1:21:39]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Homefront]

Retired military personnel stress the importance of troops feeling support from home.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]

At the Military Officers Association of America, everyone stands behind the war in Iraq. Members heard from the Commandant of Virginia Tech's Corps of Cadets. He says it's important that people have the freedom of speech to protest, but that Vietnam was difficult because of them.
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[SOT 3:19:54]
[IN Q=it was very]

((JERROLD P. ALLEN/COMMANDANT VT CORPS OF CADETS; IT WAS PRETTY TOUGH FOR THEM TO NOT HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE FOLKS AT HOME IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE TROOPS FEEL THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE BEHIND THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Jerrold P. Allen/Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets;]
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[OUT Q=BEHIND THEM.]
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[VO-NAT]

General Allen says Virginia Tech's Corps of Cadets is growing. They have 7-hundred members, the highest in years.
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[Gas-Mask]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq War]


Some Gulf war veterans say after returning from the middle east they suffered from mysterious illnesses.
That's why they are concerned about the troops fighting this time around.
As Christine Miles reports they worry that the gas masks may not be enough to protect the troops.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=One local veteran of the gulf war]
[SUPER=203-Portland, OR; :00]
[SUPER=201-Eric Simonsen/Gulf War Veteran; :22]
[SUPER=201-Christine Miles/CBS News; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=christine miles for cbs news]

((THIS FORMER GULF WAR VET LIKES KEEPING UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST DEVELOPEMENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

("if they can get in there in a hurry.")


ERIC SIMONSEN, WAS A SENIOR GUNNER ON THE FRONT LINE DURING THE GULF WAR IN 1991. EVERY U.S. SOLDIER HAD A PROTECTIVE SUIT AND MASK IN CASE OF A CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL ATTACK.

("front line at least you knew where you were at and you knew anything

can happen but by putting the suit on, how long will I have it on,is my suit going to work am I going to die on my suit.")
HE REMEMBERS USING HIS GEAR TWICE AND WONDERS IF THAT WAS ENOUGH.

("there was occasions they didn't have us in them and there alarms going

off and we would pass and see dead animals and they would say don't worry about it they died of old age but we'd see herds of them dead.")
AFTER RETURNING HOME, ERIC SAYS HIS HEALTH DETERIORATED.

("I had rashes, I was bleeding in the gums and that's all subsided now

and we went through six years of miscarriages with my wife.")
HE BELIEVES HIS UNEXPLAINED ILLNESSES ARE DUE TO CHEMICAL EXPOSURE DURING THE GULF WAR. ERIC FEARS OUR SOLDIERS THERE NOW, FACE AN EVEN GREATER DANGER.

("I feel they will come into something 100 times worse than what were

were involved in.")
AND HE PRAYS THAT OUR SOLDIERS WILL SEE LITTLE, OR NO EXPOSURE TO ANYTHING THAT COULD MAKE THEIR HOMECOMING A PAINFUL EXPERIENCE.
CHRISTINE MILES FOR CBS NEWS.))


[11GPS]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-08 41:18]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Air]


With all of the air strikes against Iraq, many people may be wondering just how the military is able to distinguish one target from another.
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[VO-NAT]

The military actually uses a navigational tool it designed several years ago, called the global positioning system or G-P-S. G-P-S is a satellite system that uses coordinates to pinpoint an exact location anywhere in the world.
[SUPER=203-Blacksburg;]

Virginia Tech geography professor, Bill Carstensen says the system has given soldiers a tremendous advantage.
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[IN Q=YOU CAN NOT]

((BILL CARSTENSEN/VIRGINIA TECH PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY: 26:58 YOU CAN NOT ONLY TELL WHERE YOU ARE, BUT IF YOU HAVE A COORDINATE FOR A PARTICULAR BUILDING YOU CAN GIVE THAT COORDINATE IN LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE AND SAY I WANT THIS WEAPON TO GO TO THIS LOCATION, AND THE GPS WILL GUIDE IT EXACTLY TO THAT LOCATION 27:12))
[SUPER=01-Bill Carstensen/Virginia Tech Geography Professor;]
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[OUT Q=TO THAT LOCATION]
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[VO-NAT]

G-P-S is the same technology now used in automobiles to help drivers when they're lost.
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[11Warner]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-04 44:10]
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Governor Mark Warner showed off the state's latest high-tech weapons in the fight against terrorism yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


A big-screen videophone has been installed in his Capitol office.
It is the electronic link between the federal office of homeland security and Virginia's emergency officials.
The governor's office has also been equipped with a special encryption phone to receive calls from Secretary Tom Ridge.
The expensive equipment did not cost the state anything.
It was provided compliments of the federal government.
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[SARS]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=NET]
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The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention says nearly two dozen people in the U-S appear to have contracted severe acute respiratory syndrome also known as SARS.
The unexplained illness has been reported in 12 states including Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA]


The CDC says it's searching hard to find the specific agent responsible to better understand what's going on.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=All indication right now is that this is]

((ALL INDICATIONS RIGHT NOW IS THAT THIS IS A NATURALLY OCCURRING INFECTIOUS DISEASE BUT WE ARE NOT RULING OUT ANY POSSIBILITIES UNTIL WE PINNED DOWN THE ACTUAL SOURCE))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Julie Gerberding/Centers for Disease Control Director;]
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[OUT Q=pinned down the actual source]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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The World Health Organization has reported more than 3-hundred cases of SARS so far from 14 countries. Ten people have died from the illness internationally.
Symptoms of SARS include coughing, shortness of breath and a temperature over a hundred degrees.
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[Sutherlin-Mansion]


[ANCHOR=Brent @ Wx Center]
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[WRITER=syo]
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Landmarks with Civil War significance are easy to find in Virginia. But rarely will you see the historical blended with history in the making... unless you're a visitor to Danville's Sutherlin Mansion. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young shows us how the Last Capitol of the Confederacy still looks to the future.
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[IN Q=William T. Sutherlin was a well-known figure in his own right...]
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[SUPER=01-Lawrence McFall/Sutherlin Mansion Historian; :19]
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((William T. Sutherlin was a well-known figure in his own right, a talented businessman who'd sunk a fortune into his Italian Villa in downtown Danville, when he opened the mansion to the head of the Confederacy. It was Spring 1865 and the South was in death throes as it's government evacuated Richmond.
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[IN Q=When they came to Danville Sutherlin offered...]

((LAWRENCE MCFALL/HISTORIAN: WHEN THEY CAME TO DANVILLE SUTHERLIN OFFERED HIS HOME TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONFEDERACY, JEFFERSON DAVIS. HE ACCEPTED AND MEMBERS OF HIS STAFF AND TWO OF HIS CABINET MEMBERS STAYED HERE AT THE HOUSE FOR ONE WEEK.))
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[OUT Q=here at the house for one week.]

And literally wrote history during their stay. While at least half the furniture can be traced back to Sutherlin, it was his esteemed guest who left an indelible mark.
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[IN Q=The uniqe piece of property in this room...]

((MCFALL: THE UNIQUE PIECE OF PROPERTY IN THIS ROOM IS THE BLACK MARBLE-TOP TABLE UPON WHICH THE LAST PROCLAMATION WAS WRITTEN BY JEFFERSON DAVIS WAS WRITTEN HERE AT THIS TABLE.))
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[OUT Q=was written here at this table.]

A forward-thinking teen pulled the manuscript from the trash after it had been printed in the paper. A copy now hangs in the mansion, a reminder of the South's determination.
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[IN Q=It was an appeal to the people...]

((MCFALL: IT WAS AN APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE OF THE CONFEDERACY TO HAVE A NEW RESOLVE.))
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[OUT Q= of the Confederacy to have a new resolve.]

The Mansion's Board of Trustees is determined, as well, to blend the past with what Mcfall calls "modern history". That's why villa that afforded Jefferson Davis the opportunity to paint one last vision for the South now houses a museum of Fine Art. Shannon Young, News 7, Danville.))
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[ANCHOR=Brent]

[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS]
For more information about Sutherlin Mansion and the Danville Museum of Fine Art and History log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
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[Sports-Tease]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

U-V- A is shooting for a win against a top 10
[anchor=Brent]

and
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[VO-NAT]

Division three is heating up the hardwood as two teams prepare to battle it out in today's championship game.
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... A new witness means a new indictment for the former head of the D-Day Memorial
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We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.

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[CBS-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq War]


There are more causalties to report in the war on Iraq. Two British helicopters accidently collided, killing one American.
Meanwhile the invasion of Iraq continues.
Drew Levinson has the latest from Kuwait.
[LIVE= NEWSPATH/FULL]
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[SUPER=201-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]


[TAPE ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH] ((ROLLCUE:...NEWSPATH ROLLS TAPE))
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[IN Q=After night of shock and awe]
[SUPER=203-Baghdad; :00]
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[OUT Q=first combat causalities ]



[LIVE= NEWSPATH /FULL]
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[NC-Bioterrorism]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=NET]
[SS=NONE]


The nations food supply could be a target of a terrorist attack.
That's why the federal government has formed the Agriculture Disaster Research Institute.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wake Co., NC]


Officials say North Carolina is probably the highest targeted state in the nation.
Yesterday, officials announced a new homeland security initiative to protect what is grown and eaten in the state.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What better way to strike horror]

((WHAT BETTER WAY TO STRIKE HORROR AND FEAR IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE THAN TO DEPRIVE THEM OF A BOUNTIFUL AND SAFE FOOD SUPPLY.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Etheridge/(D) North Carolina]
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[OUT Q=and safe food supply]
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[VO-NAT]


Etheridge say farms are often overlooked as potential targets for terrorist attack.
But farmers must take precautions to protect their livestock.
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[11War-Churches]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=eha]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC-5:59]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Homefront]

Dozens of worshippers met at Saint Andrew's Catholic Church yesterday to reflect on the war and pray for the nation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]

The midday service offered the congregation and community a time to pray for loved ones and troops overseas.
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[SOT:18:17:00]
[IN Q=Its good to know]

((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.))
[SUPER=201-Kathy Ruble/Service Attendee]
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[OUT Q=children of god]
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[VO-NAT]

Four other churches in downtown Roanoke 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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[Fatal-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tco]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

A sixteen- year- old girl is dead and another man hospitalized this morning after an accident in Rockbridge County last night. The man was driving a Dodge pickup heading west on Route 130 when he tried to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone. As he went into the eastbound lane to pass, he struck Ashley Elizabeth Hennings of Natural Bridge Station head on. Hennings died at the scene. The man's name has not been released and no charges have been filed at this time.

[11Southside-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC-1:22:14]
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The sun may be shining in Southside - but residents along the Dan River are still feeling the effects of heavy rains earlier this week. 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. Steve Smallshaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Starr/Business Owner; :23]
[SUPER=01-Ian Mochtar/Restaurant Owner; :42]
[SUPER=01-Chris Goss/Danville Emergency Services; :59]
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[OUT Q=SS, N7, Danville.]




[11Girl-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC-48:01]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A teenage boy MAY be tried as an adult for allegedly shooting a 5-year-old Bedford County girl. A hearing is underway in North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]

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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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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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 yesterday, but there is no decision yet. The case was adjourned until Tuesday.

[11Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-10 20:59]
[GRAPHIC=Burrow]

A new witness has stepped forward in the case against Richard Burrow - and the U-S Attorney says he intends to seek a new indictment against the former D-Day Memorial President.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

U-S Attorney John Brownley says an attorney who advised the D-Day Memorial has provided the government with additional details of what the government contends was Burrow's plan to defraud the state.
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[SOT 2:17:42]
[IN Q=Mr. Burrow]

((MR. BURROW CAME TO HIM WITH A PLAN TO COMMIT FRAUD, AND FACILITATED THAT FRAUD.))
[SUPER=01-John Brownley/U. S. Attorney]
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[OUT Q=facilitated that fraud.]
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[VO-NAT]

Richard Louis Harrision, Junior provided legal assistance to the Memorial Foundation and approved the plan to borrow money to get a matching grant from Richmond. The prosecutor plans to use that information to help secure a new indictment against Burrow within 90 days.
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[11Rocovich]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-05 52:59]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The decision has been made - but that doesn't mean the debate over Virginia Tech's new poilcy on affirmative action is settled.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


The university's rector has now called a special meeting to discuss the board's recent decision to eliminate race and gender as factors in admissions, hiring, and financial aid preferences.
The new policy has prompted sharp criticism from students, minority groups, and even Governor Warner.
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[IN Q=I believe what we]

((JOHN ROCOVICH/BOARD OF VISITORS RECTOR: I BELIEVE WHAT WE DID WAS THE RIGHT THING, IT COMPLIES WITH THE LAW, IT MEETS THE LETTER AND THE SPIRIT OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 AND IT TREATS EVERYBODY FAIRLY AND EQUALLY WITH NO DISCRIMINATION.))
[SUPER=01-John Rocovich/Board of Visitors Rector]
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[OUT Q=with no discrimination]
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[VO-NAT]


Rocovich (Rock o vich) says the April 6th special meeting may or may not bring any changes.
The meeting will be open to the public but there are no plans to hold a public comment session.
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[Oscars]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The war in Iraq will not stop this years Academy Awards.
The event is expected to go on as scheduled.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA]


But there will be tighter security. A security team with more than a thousand people will be on hand along with a National Guard response team ready to respond in case of chemical or biological attack.
Air samples will also be tested and closed circuit cameras will be used for the first time.
The 75th annual Academy Awards will take place tomorrow night.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Aliens invade Maine - and the fate of the world lies in the balance
[ANCHOR=Brent]

Coming up
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[VO-NAT]

See if four childhood friends can save the planet - and their bond - in today's movie review.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

Coming up in sports - The women of U-V-A are ready shooting for changes as they take on Illinois -
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[VO-NAT]


plus Ryan Newman burns up the track in Bristol; qualifying results are just ahead.
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