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Today on News 7, an allied tank makes a statement as it knocks down an image of Saddam Hussein, while demonstrators make their own statement on the streets.
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And a Lexington man enters a guilty plea .. knowing it means life plus 73 years in prison.

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From blue skies to grey skies in one day as our weather pattern shifts again. Forecast details coming up.

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Virginia reports another case of that mysterious illness.
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We'll take a really close look at corneal transplants, and the good they can do.
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And watch out as parts of a meteorite crash into a house.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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((Slowly but surely the grip of terror around the throats of the Iraqi people is being loosened.))
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President Bush says the war in Iraq will go on "as long as it takes to win." Meantime, Iraq's defense minister says his country will do what it can to prolong the war -- so the U-S and its allies will pay as high a price as possible.
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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon.

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Even as U-S troops advance on Baghdad Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is holding out hope the capital city won't have to be invaded. He says an uprising from Shiite Muslims who make up a majority of the region's population might make the move unnecessary. Regardless, commanders are preparing to take on Saddam's militiamen in Baghdad and promise to step up the pace of attacks now that the weather has improved. Teri Okita is live in Kuwait City with more.
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((The skies have cleared.....the sand storms have died down.. and coalition ground troops and warplanes are back on target. More than 600 mission were flown Thursday, hammering the Republican Guards and taking out Iraqi armor. ...as the noose tightens around Baghdad from every front.
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American ground reinforcements are on the way.... the 4th Infantry is heading for the Gulf with more than 12,000 soldiers. The division is considered the Army's most lethal and is equipped with a sophisticated array of high tech battle gear.

SOT: Major General Raymond Odierno

"Our purpose is just, our mission is clear and this great task force is ready. "
In northern Iraq, Kurdish fighters have made their first advance into territory controlled by Saddam Hussein. American paratroopers have already jumped into the region under the cover of darkness to secure a strategic airfield. Coalition jets have been bombing targets in the region for two days straight.

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Iraqi troops trying to make a run from Basra city limits...met British troops head on and lost. A column of Iraqi tanks and armored vehicles were shutdown by the Brits who now control the area. When the fighting stopped, Iraqi citizens made their own break, seeking water and shelter from the fighting.

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And today, , the U.S. military is suggesting yesterday's bombing of a market in Baghdad that killed fourteen might have been Saddam's doing.

SOT: Brigadier General Vincent Brooks




071927 "It's entirely possible that this was a missile that went up and came down or by the behavior of the regime recently, a deliberate attack."
TO Close: Saddam appearance on Iraqi TV today))

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Hundreds of anti-war demonstrators did their best to disrupt traffic in New York today.
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Dozens rushed into 5th Avenue and lay down at the beginning of a series of civil disobedience actions planned for the day. Officers clamped plastic handcuffs onto about 150 protesters who refused to get up, and half-carried them into police vehicles. Anti-war groups have called for a day of widespread civil disobedience, including blocking busy intersections and a "die-in" to protest what they believe is media and corporate profiteering from the war.
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Both President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair say there's no point in speculating how long the war may last.
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The leaders reported on the progress of the war to reporters at Camp David today. President Bush says it's not a matter of a ``timetable,'' but a matter of ``victory.''
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((And the Iraqi people have got know that, see. They got to know that they will be liberated and Saddam Hussein will be removed, no matter how long it takes.))
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Prime Minister Blair notes the war is only about a week old, although he says the round-the-clock media coverage may make it seem longer. He says a ``massive amount'' has already been achieved by coalition forces.

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Closer to home, a shooting over a drug- deal gone sour will cost a Lexington man a lifetime in prison without possibility of parole.
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Twenty- six year old Christopher Riley pled guilty to capital murder and robbery. Under a plea agreement, he was immediately sentenced to life plus 73 years in prison.
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Riley and another man had driven to Roanoke from Lexington, expecting to buy cocaine from Ronald Steven Clark on a Friday night LAST Spring. Clark met them at Towers Mall, as planned, but did not have the drugs. Riley shot Clark in the head with a .20-guage sawed-off shotgun.
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Many agencies across the Commonwealth have been affected by budget cuts this year, but one organization in Rockbridge County will soon feel the full effect of being weaned off state's coffers.
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Richard Lesko joins us with a preview. Shannon, each year, the Virginia Horse Center has to pay 1-point-2 million dollars to pay off bonds issued in 2001.


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For almost 15 years, the state has come up with that money, but they have never been under any obligation to do so.
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In this year's budget the Horse Center is slated to receive just 8-hundred thousand dollars from the state, but that money is scheduled to dry up completely by 2008. That leaves a 4-hundred thousand dollar hole that the center must make up to pay off its debt by next January.
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As a provision of the state grant, by this Fall the Horse Center must come up with a business plan that shows the facility can be self-sufficient, requiring no help from the state.
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Shannon, we'll have a full report on the finances of the Virginia Horse Center tonight and tomorrow on News 7 at 6.
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Next on the newscast, another SARS case is reported in Virginia. We'll have the details.
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And Mike Royal has a very clear picture: corneal transplants brought back his sight.
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State Health Officials have now identified three suspected cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, in Virginia.
The most recent case involves an adult male from Northern Virginia.
Health officials say all three patients had traveled to parts of Asia that have been affected by the mysterious illness.

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In other medical news, more than 4 million Americans have a visual impairment or are legally blind.
For many a defective cornea is to blame.
In Healthcheck tonight, Joy Sutton tells us how a corneal transplant can bring renewed sight.
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Before having a corneal transplant, Mike Royal's eyesight was getting progressively worse.
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((MIKE ROYAL/TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT: BLURRY TO SAY THE LEAST . YOU BASICALLY CAN SEE SHADOWS NO DEFINED IMAGES. SOME COLOR NOT A LOT)) [RUNS13]
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Doctor Jonathan Till says that's because the cornea or the front part of his eye was distorted, shaped like a cone instead of round, a result of corneal disease.
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((DR. JONATHAN TILL: LEWIS-GALE:INTIALLY IN HIS CONDITION HE WOULD WEAR A HARD CONTACT LENS TO KIND OF SMASH DOWN THE CONE AND ULTIMATELY THEY GOT TO THE POINT WHERE THAT DOESN'T WORK AND THE CONTACTS FALLS OUT AND WE GOT TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT SO WE JUST REPLACE IT WITH A NORMAL CORNEA)) [RUNS13]
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Royal says the transplant has changed his life.
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((IT DIDN'T REALLY SET IN UNTIL AFTER THE TRANSPLANT THAT AND THEN I REALIZED SOMEBODY DONATED A CORNEA FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO SEE)) [RUNS14]
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As part of National Eye Donor Month, Old Dominion Eye Foundation wants you to know that more than 95 percent of people with corneal defects would benefit from transplantation.
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((ANGELA DELP: OLD DOMINION EYE FOUNDATION: THE NEED IS JUST REALLY GREAT. WE DID 759 TRANSPLANTS LAST YEAR AND THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE WAITING)) [RUNS06]
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: UNLIKE DONATING A KIDNEY OR LIVER WITH CORNEAL TRANSPLANTATION YOU DON'T NEED TO HAVE A BLOOD OR TISSUE MATCH MAKING THE PROCESS A LOT EASIER. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS GO TO YOUR DMV AND SIGN UP TO BE AN ORGAN DONOR. I'M JOY SUTTON FOR NEWS 7)) [RUNS15]
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Coming up on News-7 at Five, children's performer Jim Cosgrove is in our studio with a performance your kids won't want to miss.
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Do the songs Fancy Pants Dance, Kazoo Song, and Stinky Feet ring a bell? For most adults they don't, but many children know them by heart.
They are all songs composed by Children's Performer Jim Cosgrove.
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The Kansas City native is in town this week and joins our Brent Watts with more.
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If you or your child would like to catch Jim's perfomance, he will be at the Buchanan Theatre this Friday Night at 7:30 and Saturday Morning at 10.
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Duke and J.J. Redick prepare for tonight's matchup with Kansas. Mike Stevens has more just ahead in sports.
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And what a way to ruin a good night's sleep .. when a meteorite comes crashing through the roof.
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Stocks finished lower today, but managed to shake off some of the day's worst losses by the close. Alexis Christoforous has today's Marketwatch report.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to your Thursday ticker here on Your Hometown Station. We begin today with the Sweet 16 action that resumes tonight.
The Duke Blue Devils face the Kansas Jayhawks in a tough West regional semi-final match up this evening.
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Duke shot a season high 62 percent from the floor in a second round win and that kind of effort will be needed against a Jayhawks team that outscored their second round foe by 32 points.
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The Blue Devils were an amazing 10 for 15 from three point land in their second round win. J.J, Redick knocked down 26 points and while he is one of several of the best players in the nation that will be in action tonight, he still has trouble at times believing that he is in the sweet 16.
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[wipe to pinnacle 12998] The Duke-Kansas game is second tonight with a tip-off set for right around 10pm. The opener tonight should be very interesting as Kentucky takes on Wisconsin.
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[wipe to pinnacle 12999] Friday night - the sweet 16 doubleheader features Texas and UConn early followed by Maryland and Michigan State.
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A couple of weeks ago Emmitt Smith parted ways with the Cowboys and almost from the start it looked like he would end up in Arizona. Yesterday he agreed to terms with the team, today he met the media to explain why he wants to be a Cardinal.
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The week old war in Iraq has a deep connection to Blacksburg and the Virginia Tech football team.
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Hokies linebacker Mikal Baaqee is going through spring drills this week with a lot on his mind. Baaqee's brother Shakir is serving with the U.S. Marines in the conflict. Coming up tonight at six, Travis Wells checks in with Baaqee who hasn't talked to his older sibling in weeks.
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Also tonight, an update on the basketball coaching search at Clemson. Have a great night everybody.

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The Health Related Careers department at William Fleming High School is telling the student body not to be an "airhead" and stay away from tobacco.
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Instructor Jack Guilliams and his six health students have been working for months on an anti-smoking campaign.
The project includes passing out surveys, making pamphlets, and handing out Airheads candy to fellow classmates.


And as one student points out, the message is getting through to their peers.
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In one of the health class surveys, 15-percent of William Fleming students admit to smoking.
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Strange streaks of light filled the skies around the midwest last night. It seems a meteor fell to earth, and debris scattered in Chicago's far south suburbs.
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Just ask Noe (No-eee) Garza of Park Forest. One meteorite woke him when it crashed through the roof and landed in his son's bedroom. No injuries were reported -- just minor property damage throughout the area.
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Several people have expressed interest in the five pound rock that crashed through Garzas' roof, including university professors and even the Smithsonian. [Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]