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War protestors are taking to the streets of the Big Apple, staging a "die in" at Rockefeller Center.
President Bush, meanwhile, says the war in Iraq will require ``further sacrifice'', but that allied forces are making ``steady progress.''
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And, the war is keeping some U-S Airways flights on the ground.
We'll tell you about some scheduling changes.


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Another beautiful sunny day across the region but a few changes are heading our way. I'll have your hometown forecast.

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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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A cloud of smoke is hanging above Baghdad.
Loud explosions can be heard throughout the city, as coalition forces fly hundreds of bombing missions today.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Aside from the smoke, the weather is clearing up in the area, allowing military leaders to pick up the pace of the assault on the Iraqi capital.
In other developments, there are new signs that Iraq has been getting ready to use chemical weapons.
British soldiers say about 100 protection suits have been found at an Iraqi command post.
A U-S general says it looks like the suits are being distributed to Iraqi units.
Here with the latest on the war is Teri Okita. She joins us now from Kuwait City.
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Huge plumes of black smoke billow over Baghdad as the Coalition bombing raids continue. Outside the city, units from Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard are said to be moving south towards allied forces.

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Inside Baghdad, Iraqi militiamen are taking up positions for urban warfare. While they dig in, thousands of fresh American troops are heading to Iraq as reinforcements. They will protect supply lines and secure the advance on the capital.


SOT: Brigadier General Vincent Brooks, Central Command

"Force is growing daily and defeating regime with overwhelming force each day."

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Coalition forces are also making progress on the northern front. Allied jets struck targets in Kurdish territory for the second straight day after 1,000 paratroopers secured an airfield there.

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South of Baghdad, American tanks took up positions in Najaf where they met fierce resistance. This tank suffered a backfire and burst into flames.

SOT: Unnamed Soldier: "As far as the soldiers, the important thing, they're all safe."



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And some of the wounded from a battle in nearby Nasiriyah told reporters in Germany they were attacked by Iraqi soldiers dressed as civilians.

SOT:Staff Sergeant Jamie Villafane, U.S. Army

"A rocket had hit our truck from the front, blew me out of the truck, I was all dazed."

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

SOT: Brigadier General Vincent Brooks, Central Command

"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."
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The war is prompting a day of civil disobedience in mid- town Manhattan.
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Anti- war demonstrators are staging a "die in" at New York's Rockefeller Center to protest what they describe as media and corporate "profiteering from the war."
Organizers say they were expecting hundreds of people to lie down as mock war victims along 5th Avenue.
The protest started just before 8- 30 this morning, when protesters knocked over police barricades and laid down on one of the city's busiest streets.
Police, some in riot gear, have begun handcuffing people who are blocking traffic and putting them into police vans.
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President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair are meeting to figure out what their future will be with the U-N in Iraq.
The two leaders have different ideas on who should run that country if and when Saddam Hussein is overthrown.
Jennifer Miller has more.
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THIS WAS THEIR FIRST MEETING SINCE LAUNCHING THEIR WAR ON IRAQ.

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BUT THE TIES THAT BIND PRESIDENT BUSH AND PRIME MINISTER BLAIR ARE NOW GETTING TANGLED. THE TWO LEADERS MEETING AT CAMP DAVID AGREE SADDAM HUSSEINS REGIME NEEDS TO GO. THEY DONT AGREE ON WHAT TO DO ONCE THAT HAPPENS. BRITAIN WANTS THE UNITED NATIONS TO BE FULLY INVOLVED.

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THE WHITE HOUSE HAS LOST FAITH IN THE U-NS ABILITY TO ACT QUICKLY AND SAYS IT WILL NOT HAND OVER REIGNS TO AN IRAQ ITS TROOPS HAVE FOUGHT AND DIED TO LIBERATE.

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THE U-S AND BRITAIN ARE PROVIDING MOST OF THE WAR'S TROOPS AND FUNDING, BUT THERE ARE SEVERAL DOZEN COUNTRIES IN THE PRESIDENT'S "COALITION OF THE WILLING". SOME GIVE LITTLE MORE THAN MORAL SUPPORT, YET THEY RECEIVED RECOGNITION AT THE PENTAGON:

(SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: 10:21:17 We are grateful and

appreciative and recognize the difficulty of a country stepping forward.)

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U-S Airways says it will suspend some flights due to the war in Iraq.
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The temporary changes total a four-percent reduction in departures.
The airline says it has been made to off- peak service to limit the affect on customers. Most trans-atlantic service is affected from Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The majority of domestic changes are on evening flights to and from Pittsburgh and Charlotte. U-S Airways says Express Service has also been discontinued to some cities, but none in our area. A spokesman for Roanoke Regional Airport says there are no changes made yet to schedules here.
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A man shot and wounded a Florida tourist outside a Roanoke motel early this morning.
Police say Derrik Smith of Buena Vista Boulevard Southeast confronted the man, his wife and their two children as they were checking in to the Holiday Inn Express on Gainsboro Road.
Police say Smith demanded money from the tourist, shot him several times, took his car keys and fled.
Smith was arrested a few blocks away.
The victim is in Carilion Roanoke Memorial hospital in critical condition.
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The body of one fisherman has been found, but a second remains missing.
A railway engineer found the body of 36- year- old Ty Hodges yesterday afternoon about a mile up the New River from the Celanese Plant in Giles County.
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Hodges and his friend, 50- year- old John Wagner of Roanoke were reported missing earlier this month.
They were last seen March Seventh.
Their capsized boat was found the next day.
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The Roanoke Civic Center can start planning to sell alcohol at more events.
Yesterday, a state hearing officer granted the city a new ABC license.
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The civic center currently sells beer at professional sporting events, and officials argue that alcohol sales at concerts and other events would make the facility more attractive to patrons and promoters.
Opponents criticize the civic center's track record, and its ability to control alcohol sales in the future.
The hearing officer concluded that the objections were not substantiated.
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A man is arrested in Norfolk for killing his father in Georgia, and a nun. The details are still ahead.
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And along with warmer weather comes renewed concerns over West Nile virus. We'll look at that when we return.
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Police in Norfolk have arrested a man suspected of killing a nun and kidnapping another, after murdering his father.
Family members tell authorities that 25- year- old Adrian Robinson had accused his father of sexual abuse before shooting him 16 times Sunday at the home they shared in western Georgia.
Police say he then abducted the nuns, apparently to use their vehicle.
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Meanwhile, members of this Catholic church in Georgia expressed their grief during service last night.
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((PAT MCNAMARA/MOURNER: IT WAS A TERRIBLE BLOW, DOUBLE BLOW BECAUSE I KNOW THE BOY AND TAUGHT HIM. I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED. ))
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The body of one of the women was found in a parking lot.
She'd been decapitated.
The other nun managed to escape her captor, and was found at a Norfolk motel.
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A local hospital is out of bankruptcy, but from all indications, it will soon be headed right back.
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R-J Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital filed for Chapter 11 protection in 19-99. Yesterday, a bankruptcy judge entered a final decree to release the hospital from its re-organization plan. But the hospital's attorney says it will now file different Chapter 11 paperwork, along with a motion to sell the facility in the near future. Earlier this year, the company AgeMark signed a letter of intent to purchase the ailing hospital.
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In case you needed anything more to worry about, how about warmer weather, mosquitos and the West Nile virus.
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Last year, dozens of birds and mosquito pools tested positive for the virus. And there was a human case in Roanoke County.
That's why health officials say it's important to protect yourself.
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((KATHY HIGHFILL: YOU GET IT BASICALLY FROM A BITE. IT'S NOT TRANSFERRED PEOPLE TO PEOPLE. SO YOU'RE CONCERNED ABOUT MOSQUITOS. YOU WANT TO PREVENT ANY TYPE OF MOSQUITO HABITAT BREEDING. THAT'S BASICALLY ANYTHING AS SIMPLE AS A FLOWER POT WITH STANDING WATER))
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Only one out of a hundred people bitten by an infected mosquito will contract the virus.
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To protect yourself experts say it's important to wear insect repellent and long, loose, light-colored clothing.
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War news is taking a hit on Wall Street. We'll see how stocks are doing in just a few minutes.
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And next .. a local connection with Lewis and Clark. We'll tell you about the young woman from Fincastle who married one of the famous explorers.
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The 200th anniversary is just beginning, and it will last several years. Two centuries ago, Lewis and Clark were preparing the expedition that helped open America to the Pacific.
They were both from Virginia, and as Keith Humphry reports, there is a Fincastle connection.
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(( William Clark's first wife was raised amid the comforts of wealth and privilege on a 294-acre farm, called "Santillane" on the edge of Fincastle. She was the third of five children born to Colonel George Hancock. He was a Member of Congress, the first Congressman from Botetourt County. Judith Hancock had apparently made an impression on Clark well before he set out to find a northwest waterway to the Pacific.
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((WHEN HE CAME TO THIS BEAUTIFUL STREAM IN WESTERN MONTANA, HE TOLD HIS TRAVELING COMPANION, MERIWETHER LEWIS, I'M GOING TO NAME THIS STREAM AFTER JUDITH HANCOCK OF FINCASTLE, VIRGINIA.)) [RUNS:17]
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It was Lewis who wrote in his diary that Judith's River was "wider than the Missouri." Exactly HOW the couple met is now shrouded in the mist of history.
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((THE MYSTERY COME ABOUT: WHERE DID HE MEET WITH HER AND WHY WAS HE SO CHARMED BY HER. Because he would have been, what, 20 years her senior? 20 YEARS, YES, HE'D HAVE BEEN 31, AND SHE'D HAVE BEEN 11.)) [RUNS:15]
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Local lore has it that it was on one of Clark's trips to visit an old Army buddy in this area that he came upon young Judith riding on horseback with her cousin. They say the chivalrous infantryman went to their aid when the girls' horses balked at crossing a stream.
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((THE OLD ROAD GOING WEST CAME RIGHT THROUGH MY LAND, RIGHT THROUGH HERE, GOING WEST.)) [RUNS:09]
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Gene Crotty has written a book on the "Visits of Lewis & Clark to Fincastle." William Clark and Meriwether Lewis were certainly national heroes, but Crotty feels Judith- -or Julia- -as she preferred to be called in adulthood- -was a heroine in her own right- -leaving the comforts of Fincastle to help her husband establish a home in the untamed French outpost of St. Louis.
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By the last time she returned for a visit, she had 5 children ranging in age from 10 to 7 months. Colonel Hancock had moved to Elliston where he'd completed another mansion called "Fotheringay." Santillane burned to the ground in 1812. It was here Julia Hancock Clark died of breast cancer at the age of 28.
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((APPARENTLY HER FATHER WAS SO CLOSE TO HER THAT ONCE SHE DIED, {cut out about 5 or 6 secs of stumbles and pause} HE WAS SO UPSET, HE LIVED ABOUT EIGHT OR NINE DAYS LATER AND HE DIED.)) [RUNS:10]
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Father and daughter are buried in a large pyramid-shaped tomb behind the house. Keith Humphry, News 7))
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On Wall Street at Noon,
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the Dow was DOWN 78 points. Nasdaq was DOWN 12 points.

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It's tough to win the big prize without the little guys. Still ahead, why guards may decide who wins the college title.
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And Jack is back. The story of a cat last seen seven weeks ago, until he's rescued from a snow-covered culvert.
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It's Sweet 16 time for college basketball, and Your Hometown Station is home to the hoops. Here's what we have for you tonight.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12998 ] Kentucky and Wisconsin get it started tonight at 7. Then at ten we head to Anaheim for J.J. Redick and Duke taking on Kansas.
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[GO TO FRIDAY PINNACLE 12999] Tomorrow's doubleheader has Texas and U-Conn followed up by Maryland and Michigan State.
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The big men may get the dunks and rebounds.
But when you reach this point in the tournament, it's tough to win without strong play from the smaller players. Steve Mason shows us why it's important for teams to keep their guard up.
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And finally today--
We're not sure how many LIVES he used up in the process,
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but Jack the Cat lived seven weeks while trapped in a metal culvert that was buried in a snow bank in Maine.
After believing that Jack was gone for good, his family heard a faint meow outside their home.
Jack's owner then began digging at a snow bank, and was surprised and relieved to see Jack pop his head out of the culvert.
The Logans believe Jack got trapped in the culvert under the driveway in early February, when a snow plow left behind a pile of snow, blocking the opening.
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((DAVE LOGAN/CAT OWNER: "IT WAS AWESOME, BROUGHT A GROWN MAN TO TEARS, I WAS THAT HAPPY ABOUT IT, I JUST COULDN'T FATHOM THAT HE MADE IT." ))
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This isn't Jack's first close call.
He also survived being hit by a car, and twice he fell through thin ice.
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