[Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War In Iraq]
[SUPER=219-Kimberly McBroom/kmcbroom*wdbj7.com;]


There are reports of fierce fighting south of Baghdad, as allied troops continue pushing toward the Iraqi capital.
The streets are nearly empty, while huge explosions shook buildings in the heart of the city today.
The new concern though, is that Saddam Hussein might order chemical weapons to be used if he's cornered.
In other developments, two pilots from a downed U-S Army helicopter have been added to the list of American P-O-Ws.

They were first reported missing, but the pilots have since appeared on Iraqi televisioin.
Drew Levinson is in Kuwait City with the latest.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=201-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
[SUPER=205-Kuwait City, Kuwait;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Southern Iraq;]
[SUPER=201-Stanley McChrystal/Joint Chiefs of Staff;]
[SUPER=201-Sgt. Jennifer Raichle/U. S. Army;]
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[OUT Q=back to you.]



[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=205-Kuwait City, Kuwait;]

((
(nats)

IN SOUTHERN IRAQ A SMALL NUMBER OF TROOPS CONTINUE TO RESIST THE ALLIED FORCES. SOME OF THE FIGHTING IN THAT PART OF THE COUNTRY IS FIERCE. STILL FOR THE AMERICAN AND BRITISH TROOPS--THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE LIES AHEAD--AS THEY ROLL TOWARD THE STRONGHOLD OF BAGHDAD.
martin(map) THE 3RD INFANTRY UNIT IS NOW LESS THAN 50 MILES FROM THE IRAQI CAPITOL.
(vo)(axelrod)ON THE WAY THEY'VE ENCOUNTERED POCKETS OF RESISTANCE....

BUT THE ENEMY SOLDIERS UP THE ROAD ARE CONSIDERED SADDAM HUSSEIN'S BEST.

martin(sot-Maj. Gen. Stanley McChrystal/Joint Chiefs of Staff)

"it is one of the best republican guard divisions, one of the most powerful of the republican guard divisions.":06

(nats)

TO DISRUPT THE DIVISION--THE U-S CONTINUES TO BOMB IN AND AROUND BAGHDAD. AFTER FINDING DECONTAMINATION KITS ON CAPTURED SOLDIERS THE AMERICANS FEAR THE IRAQIS HAVE AND MIGHT USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

(SOT- Sgt. Jennifer Raichle/US Army)

"it looks like a regular chemical protection mask. it was made in 2002" :06

(map)

BEHIND THE THIRD INFANTRY DIVISION MORE MARINES ARE PUSHING THROUGH NASSIRIYA.
(vo)

AFTER FIGHTING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE CITY--THE TROOPS HAVE NOW CROSSED TWO WATER WAYS AND ARE ON THE WAY TO BAGHDAD.
(map)

TO THE SOUTH THE BATTLES CONTINUE IN BASRA.
(vo)

BRITISH LEADERS SAY SOLIDERS WILL HAVE TO GO BACK INTO IRAQ'S SECOND LARGEST CITY TO TAKE ON GUERILLA FIGHTERS AND MEMBERS OF THE FEDAYEEN. ))


[War-Cost]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


In Washington today, President Bush will ask Congress for over 74- BILLION dollars to pay for the war and to fight terrorism at home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Bush will make a formal announcement today at the Pentagon, since that's where a bulk of the money would go.
The 74- billion- dollar figure estimates six months of operations in Iraq.
That includes deployment, combat, stabilizing the country, and finally getting U-S troops back home.
However, the Bush administration says it's still not sure how much of the financial burden the U-S will bear on its own.
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[Terror-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A third of six alleged al-Qaida trainees is due in court today in Buffalo, New York.
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[VO-NAT]

Yesterday, the second member, Shafal Mosed (shuh-fahl' moh-sehd') pleaded guilty to supporting a terrorist organization.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The men from the Buffalo suburb of Lackawanna are accused of training at an al-Qaida camp months before the 9-11 attacks.
Meanwhile, the F-B-I is trying to track down a Saudi- born man, who officials believe also has terrorist ties.
Adnan El Shukrijumah (shook-ree-JOO-muh) was last known to be living in the Miami area.
Officials say he was a friend of a Pakistani man who was convicted of planning to bomb Florida power plants and a National Guard Armory.
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[11Warner-Bills]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC1:18:59]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]

Governor Mark Warner met the midnight deadline to act on bills passed by the legislature earlier this year.
Last night, he vetoed a bill creating a "Choose Life" license plate.
The governor also wants changes to bills requiring parental consent for abortions.
Warner says the bills threaten medical privacy in their present form.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Yesterday, the Governor vetoed legislation that would eliminate a tax imposed on the estates of millionaires after they die.
The veto pits Warner against Republican lawmakers who pushed the bill through the General Assembly with enough votes to override a veto.
Warner is also offering 67 amendments to the budget crafted by Republicans.
He is giving more money to tourism advertising and to the Virginia State Police.
And he is promising state workers that they will get their two-and-a-quarter percent pay raise.
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[SOT 10:31:34]
[IN Q=I THINK IT IS ONLY FAIR]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I THINK IT IS ONLY FAIR WHEN WE ARE ASKING THESE FOLKS TO DO MORE THAT WE GIVE THIS VERY MODEST PAY RAISE COME DECEMBER.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=COME DECEMBER.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lawmakers will return to Richmond on April 2nd to decide whether to override his vetoes and accept or reject his amendments.
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[VOB-Baby-Henry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC 27:09]
[GRAPHIC=none]

He's three years old now and looks like the picture of health.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; ]

But little Henry Moore of Radford is still fighting a rare syndrome that affects just one in five million people. Henry was born without an effective immune system and needs a bone marrow transplant to survive. For three years now, his parents and doctors have been searching for the perfect marrow match but one still has not been found. But his parents and family are NOT giving up.
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[SOT 00:29:20]
[IN Q=IT'S HARD TO ]

((ANGELA MOORE: IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT HE'S ACTUALLY GOT THIS DISEASE, AND WHEN PEOPLE LOOK AT HIM AND SAY DID HE OUTGROW IT, IT'S HARD FOR ME TO SAY NO, AND THAT'S REALITY FOR ME, WE'RE STILL GOING TO HAVE TO DO THE TRANSPLANT.))
[SUPER=01-Angela Moore/Henry's Mother; ]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=to do the transplant.]
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[VO-NAT]

In the meantime, Henry's parents say he's doing well thanks to the shots he takes two times a day. Another marrow drive is scheduled for next month, but an exact date has not been set.
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[11Post-Office]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC1:28:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Residents of Southeast Roanoke are petitioning to keep their post office open.
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[VO-NAT :30]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

For years, Wonder Drug Pharmacy has contracted with the Postal Service to sell stamps, money orders and mail letters and packages. In January, the pharmacy got word that the post office would be shut down in 60-days. The Postal Service says the business is simply not profitable enough. At least two petitions are being circulated to keep open the location, which is slated to close April first. The Postal Service says the blue drop-box in front of the pharmacy WILL STAY.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Wall Street opened the week with a sharp sell-off.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=in New York]


((REALITY OF WAR IS SETTING IN ON WALL STREET...STOCKS PLUNGED ON CONCERN THE WAR WILL BE LONGER AND MORE DIFFICULT THAN SOME PREDICTED.
ONE ECONOMIST SAID THE LONGER THINGS GO UNRESOLVED IN IRAQ, THE GREATER THE CHANCE THE ECONOMY WILL SLIP BACK INTO RECESSION.

(gr)

THE DOW PLUNGED 307 POINTS OR MOR ETHAN 3 AND A HALF PERCENT... LAST WEEK THE DOW HAD ITS BEST WEEKLY PERFORMANCE IN OVER TWO DECADES.

(gr)

THE NASDAQ TUMBLED 52 POINTS OR BETTER THAN 3 AND A HALF PERCENT.

(oc)

PRESIDENT BUSH IS EXPECTED TO DISCUSS THE COST OF WAR WITH CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS. THE WHITE HOUSE IS ASKING FOR BETWEEN 75 AND 80 BILLION DOLLARS.. THAT SETS THE STAGE FOR THE DRAFTING OF A SUPPLEMENTAL SPENDING BILL.. THAT MONEY DOES OT INCLUDE FUNDING FOR POST WAR BUILDING IN IRAQ.

(gr)

TRAVEL STOCKS SANK: DELTA IS CUTTING ITS FLIGHT SCHEDULE BY 12 PERCENT TO MEET THE SLUMP IN DEMAND BECAUSE OF THE WAR.. AND STARWOOD HOTELS LOST GROUND.. AFTER SAYING IT WON'T GIVE EARNINGS GUIDANCE FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.

(oc)

Crude oil had its biggest gain in 15 months - traders are worried that a long war will keep Iraqi oil off the market longer than expected.
GOLD AND BONDS RALLIED AS INVESTORS LOOK FOR SAFE HAVEN INVESTMENTS...

(gr)

TRACK ALL THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ..

(oc)

AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC55:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two shootings in Lynchburg have landed one man in jail and left police searching for suspects in the other.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


19-year-old Jacori Andre Carter was shot several times in the legs after two men jumped out of a cab on (La-VELL) Lovell Street Saturday.
Police say they're especially bothered that it happened in broad daylight in front of a lot of people.
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[SOT 7:27:31]
[IN Q=What makes this]

((LT. WAYNE DUFF/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WHAT MAKES THIS ONE THAT MUCH MORE DIFFICULT AND HARD TO BELIEVE, THIS EVENT OCCURRED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY IN FRONT OF A LOT OF CHILDREN. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY SATURDAY AND CHILDREN WERE OUT PLAYING AND RIDING THEIR BIKES IN THIS APARTMENT COMPLEX AND IT'S NO SENSE IN THAT TYPE OF ACTIVITY.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Wayne Duff/Lynchburg Police Department]
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[OUT Q=type of activity.]
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[VO-NAT]


Duff says the shooting appears to be gang-related.
Police also arrested 19-year-old Darryl Lee Anthony Gray yesterday on murder charges.
They say Gray shot Siron (sir-AHN) Carr in the head last week after an ongoing altercation between the two men.
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[11Medicare]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC16:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A distinguished crowd gathered in Lexington to discuss the future of public health care.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Eleven experts on Medicare gathered at Washington and Lee's School of Law to debate different aspects of the program.
A W and L professor organized the conference. He says the Medicare program works well overall, but questions the changes suggested by the Bush administration.
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[SOT 13:30:13]
[IN Q=What the president has proposed]

((TIMOTHY JOST/WASHINGTON AND LEE LAW PROFESSOR: WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS PROPOSED IS ESSENTIALLY USING MANAGED CARE TO TAKE CARE OF OLDER PEOPLE. WE HAVE TRIED THAT, WE TRIED THAT UNDER THE 1997 BUDGET BILL, THE MEDICARE PLUS CHOICE PROGRAM, TURNED OUT TO BE A DISASTER. IT TURNED OUT THAT THE PRIVATE SECTOR COULDN'T PROVIDE CARE FOR THE SAME COSTS THAT THE PUBLIC SECTOR HAS BEEN PROVIDING CARE.))
[SUPER=01-Timothy Jost/Washington and Lee Law Professor;]
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[OUT Q=has been providing care]
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[VO-NAT]

All of yesterday's speakers plan to publish their work in the Washington and Lee Law Review. Jost (JOEst) hopes that will expose their ideas to a larger audience.
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[11Plane]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC2:33:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The pilot of a small plane surprised a lot of people by landing on a golf course.
Yesterday, he surprised them again by taking off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Sunday;]


William Fitzgerald's single engine plane overheated Sunday, forcing him to make an emergency landing on the fairway at Ashley Plantation.
Yesterday morning, the engine worked fine and he managed to take off.
Golf course managers say their unexpected guest was a good sport, but they have no plans to make the fairway a runway in the future.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[Baby-Henry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC-54:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[***ANCHOR TAG***] It's been more than one year now, since we've checked in with little Henry Moore. Henry is the Radford boy in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. Teresa Hamilton recently visited the family and has this update.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Angela Moore/Henry's Mother; :34 ]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./April 2000; :57]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Moore/Henry's Father; 1:09]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS7, Radford. ]
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[in q=NAT SOUND]

((NAT SOUND.))
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[OUT Q= NAT SOUND]

If it weren't for a rare syndrome affecting just one in five million people, Henry Moore would resemble any other three year old boy.
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[sot 00:26:17]
[in q= He's started preschool ]

((ANGELA MOORE/HENRY'S MOTHER: HE'S STARTED PRESCHOOL, SO HE'S EXPOSED TO OTHER KIDS, AND HE COMES HOME, TALKS ABOUT SCHOOL, HIS TEACHER AND WHAT HE'S LEARNED.))
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[OUT Q=HE'S LEARNED. ]

Unlike other little boys, though, Henry has to take two shots a day to try and remain healthy. Henry was born without an effective immune system and needs a bone marrow transplant to survive.
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[sot 00:29:20]
[in q= It's hard to ]

((ANGELA MOORE: IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT HE'S ACTUALLY GOT THIS DISEASE, AND WHEN PEOPLE LOOK AT HIM AND SAY DID HE OUTGROW IT, IT'S HARD FOR ME TO SAY NO, AND THAT'S REALITY FOR ME, WE'RE STILL GOING TO HAVE TO DO THE TRANSPLANT.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q= THE TRANSPLANT.]

Over the years, the Moores have tried to find a marrow match by helping organize numerous drives. But so far, a perfect match for Henry has not been found although life-saving matches have been located for approximately a dozen people-- including one just this week.
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[sot 00:18:33]
[IN Q= My roommate ]

((PATRICK MOORE/HENRY'S FATHER: MY ROOMMATE FROM COLLEGE, HIS WIFE CALLED TO SAY SHE WAS A PERFECT MATCH FOR A SIX YEAR OLD BOY AND SHE WAS A SIX YEAR OLD SON HERSELF SO IT'S THAT SORT OF GRATIFICATION IN KNOWING THAT FOR HENRY BEING SICK SHE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN TESTED. ))
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[OUT Q= BEEN TESTED.]

The Moores are convinced little Henry will also find a match-- and credit the community, prayer and doctors for helping keep their spirits up and their little boy healthy. ))
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[anchor=Kim]
[ss=None]

A bone marrow drive is scheduled for next month, but an exact date has not been set.

[11Markets]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC48:43]
[GRAPHIC=War in Iraq]
[SUPER=219-Kimberly McBroom/kmcbroom*wdbj7.com;]


Investors are reacting to the latest in the war with Iraq by selling.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=203-New York, NY;]

The Dow dropped just over 3-hundred points yesterday in a major sell off. Analysts say casualties, POW's and footage of a violent battlefield show the reality of war and bring uncertainty into the markets. They're no longer rebounding as they did right after we invaded.
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[SOT 02:09:06]
[IN Q=when we first]

((PAUL HIGGINS/LEGG MASON FINANCIAL ADVISOR; WHEN WE FIRST WENT IN WE THE MARKETS REVERSE AND WE HAD AN EIGHT DAY RALLY WHICH WE HADN'T SEEN SINCE NOVEMBER 19-96. HERE AGAIN WE'RE BEGINNING TO SEE SOME UNCERTAINLY CREEP BACK IN THE MARKETS.))
[SUPER=201-Paul Higgins/Legg Mason Financial Advisor; :]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=BACK IN THE MARKETS.]
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[VO-NAT]

The market's downswing may also be because many now believe that the war will take longer than anticipated. Higgins says a swift resolution or conclusion of the war would be the best thing for the markets.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]

Here's a look at your local stocks. [COMM] [STOCKS]