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The first relief ships are pulling into Iraq, but it's hardly smooth sailing on the ground.
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And the man who led police on a high speed chase, with his son on board, is heading to prison.
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Some interesting weather changes are lined up for the weekend. Details of that and our look at the middle east forecast as well in a moment.

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Fighting in the desert is tough enough, without sleep deprivation making things worse.
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They sure don't look like Bambi. We'll check out some new residents at Mill Mountain Zoo.
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And we'll go live to Hollins University, where "Splendor in the Bluegrass" is just a few hours away.
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((We dont like having our forces lose their lives. We don't want the conflict prolonged and we don't want neighboring

countries, or anyone else for that matter, to be in there assisting the Iraqi forces.))
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The Pentagon warns Syria and Iran not to interfere with the war with Iraq. Officials also reject criticism that the U.S has underestimated the enemy.
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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon.





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A field commander in Iraq is suggesting U-S troops are running into the kind of opposition they didn't prepare for. But at the Pentagon, officials are defending the battle strategy calling it "brilliant" and saying it's been "carefully prepared" for months. Meantime, fierce fighting in southern Iraq continues to take its toll. Chris Lawrence is live in Kuwait City more.
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((AMERICAN BOMBS HAVE BEEN POUNDING BAGHDAD FROM THE AIR. BUT...AT LEAST ONE U-S COMMANDER SAYS THE GROUND ASSAULT IS SLOWING ON BAGHDAD

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....BOGGED DOWN BY WEATHER AND THE IRAQI FIGHTERS UNEXPECTED TACTICS....AND RESOLVE

SOT: GEN. RICHARD MYERS/CHARIMAN, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF

"No plan, no matter how perfect survives first contact with the enemy. "

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THAT BATTLE CONTINUES IN NASIRIYAH WHERE TROOPS ARE FIGHTING TO CONTROL THE TOWN. ON FRIDAY FOUR MARINES WERE REPORTED MISSING THERE AND EIGHT OTHERS HAVEN'T BEEN SEEN SINCE SUNDAY.

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THE BATTLE IS HEATING UP ON HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS AS WELL AS THE PORT OF UMM QASR FINALLY OPENED TO SUPPLY SHIPS. TROOPS WILL SOON BE SHIPPING FOOD, FRESH WATER AND MEDICINE FOR THOUSANDS IN NEED.

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IF THAT AID CAN MAKE IT THERE. IN SAFWAN SOUTHERN IRAQ CROWDS MOBBED THE SUPPLY TRUCKS MEANT TO FEED THEM.

(CHRIS LAWRENCE/SAFWAN, IRAQ)

The humanitarian aid is supposed to be for those who need it most. But it seems the strongest just push their way past everyone else.
THAT LEFT OUT MANY MOTHERS AND EVEN WORSE, THEIR CHILDREN.

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Its not enough. Its not enough.
AND IF THIS SHIPMENT WAS SUPPOSED TO WIN HEARTS AND MINDS IT MAY HAVE FAILED.

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We like Saddam. And we dont like the British army.
IT COULD BE SOME TIME BEFORE ANY SUPPLIES REACH BASRA. BRITISH TROOPS STILL HAVE THATCITY ENCIRCLED AND FLEEING IRAQIS HAVE BEEN FIRED AT BY THEIR OWN ARMY.))

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Concerns over possible terrorism were enough to close a busy New York City bridge this morning.
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Police closed the Williamsburg Bridge, which connects Manhattan to Brooklyn.
They say bridge workers spotted three intoxicated men in an off- limits area.
But after questioning them, authorities determined that no terrorism was involved, and the bridge was re-opened.
Police say it was just a case of a "few guys sitting around drinking."
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A Botetourt County couple is facing life in prison in connection with a heroin overdose death.
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20-year-old Sarah Thrasher and 21-year-old Kenaz (Keen-is) Pritchard were found guilty of several distribution charges as part of a plea agreement in court today. The pair sold heroin to Drew McGalmary last July. The 19-year-old later died of an overdose. Prosecutors say while out on bond, the two continued to use and sell the drug while bragging about its potency.
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((JOEL BRANSCOM/BOTETOURT CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THAT'S HOW THEY WERE SELLING IT AND THAT I THINK IS WHAT DISTURBED US MORE THAN ANYTHING.)) ((MARILYN MCGLAMARY/SON DIED FROM OVERDOSE; THIS IS GOOD STUFF THIS WILL KILL SOMEBODY IT KILLED DREW YOU KNOW IT WAS LIKE HE WAS BRAGGING ABOUT IT WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO, KILL SOMEBODY ELSE.))
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The McGalamarys say the defendants have shown no remorse.
Each faces life in prison because they were found guilty of several distribution charges. They will remain in custody without bond until sentencing in June.
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A Lynchburg man who led police on a high-speed chase with his young son in the car will spend two and a half years in prison for it.
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Jason Lee Mays was arrested last July after he crashed his car on the Lynchburg Expressway. Mays admitted to being high on cocaine when he refused to pull over for a police officer. The chase reached speeds up to 110 miles per hour. The chase ended when Mays flipped his vehicle several times. Judge Mosby Perrow handed down the two and a half year sentence this afternoon.
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Next on the newscast, the Central Park jogging victim steps forward. We'll have the details.
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And it might be tough sleeping under fire in the deserts of Iraq, but lack of sleep can make things even worse.
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The woman at the heart of the Central Park jogger attack case is breaking her silence in a book about the ordeal.

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Trish Meili (MY'-lee) has written: ``I Am The Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope and Possibility.'' The 42-year-old investment banker was attacked and raped in the park in the spring of 1989. She ended up in a coma, with no memory of the assault. The case took on a new dimension last year when a man already in prison confessed to being the lone attacker -- after

five teen-agers had already been convicted and sent to jail. New York Police and the original prosecutors maintain that the teens committed the crime.
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Prosecutors may pursue a capital murder charge against a Georgia man accused of abducting two nuns and killing one in Virginia.
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Adrian Robinson is charged with first-degree murder and two counts of abduction after being arrested early yesterday at a Norfolk fast food restaurant. Police say the 25-year old killed his father in Georgia Sunday, robbed and kidnapped the nuns who lived nearby, then tied them up and drove them in their car to Hampton Roads. One of the nuns escaped. The other was found dead Wednesday. Police have said she was in her mid-sixties.
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Our soldiers in Iraq have enough to deal with as they struggle to meet their objectives and survive. As Christy Feig (f-EYE-g) reports, the fact that it's hard place to get a good night's sleep makes their job even tougher.
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(( ON A COT...
IN A SANDSTORM...

THE TROOPS ARE CATCHING ZZZ'S WHEREVER
THEY CAN.
BUT NOT LIKELY THE 8 HOURS A DAY
EXPERTS SAY WE NEED.

IN FACT, WHEN ON THE MOVE IN WAR...
SOLDIERS SOMETIMES GO DAYS WITHOUT REAL
SLEEP

AND IT TAKES A TOLL

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Dr. Thomas James LoRusso At the 24-hour point, the impairment Northern VA Sleep Diagnostic Ctr. that we do see with sleep deprivation
is equivalent to a blood alcohol level
of .10, which is legally drunk.

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FATIGUE IS OBVIOUSLY THE FIRST SYMPTOM
OF SLEEP DEPRIVATION
FOLLOWED BY MEMORY IMPAIRMENT, LACK OF
CONCENTRATION AND FINALLY DELAYED
REACTION TIME.

--standup-- Christy Feig When we sleep the brain goes through Washington biochemical changes that allow us to be
alert during the day. When the brain
doesn't go through that process, we
don't react well.

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THE DEEPER LEVELS OF SLEEP WE ENTER
AFTER ABOUT 30-MINUTES ARE WHERE THOSE
CRUCIAL BIOCHEMICAL CHANGES TAKE PLACE.

SO A 10-MINUTE CATNAP WON'T IMPROVE
YOUR REACTION TIME... BUT AN HOUR OR
TWO COULD DO WONDERS.

BUT THE INTERRUPTIONS WAR ZONES BRING
COULD MAKE THAT HOUR OR TWO LESS
BENEFICIAL

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Dr. Thomas James LoRusso these arousals during sleep do not let Northern VA Sleep Diagnostic Ctr. the patient get into deep stages of
sleep, so they may sleep in very light
stages of sleep, which are not as
physiologically restorative

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ADRENALINE HELPS... BUT OVER TIME...
IT BECOMES LESS EFFECTIVE... WHICH
MEANS THE EFFECTS OF SLEEP DEPRIVATION
WILL GET WORSE AS THE BATTLES DRAG ON.

IN WASHINGTON, I'M CHRISTY FEIG. ))

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Coming up on News-7 at Five, Brent Watts is having a "splendid" time at Hollins University, where the Second Annual "Splendor in the Bluegrass" event is just a few hours away.
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Bluegrass and great food make great ingredients for a fundraiser.
So, this evening, the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge is hosting its Second Annual "Splendor in the Bluegrass" event.


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Brent Watts joins us from Hollins University with more.
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It's down to the wire for the Roanoke Express. Mike Stevens has the playoff picture just ahead in sports.
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And here's a deer you've never seen at the movies. We'll show you the newest arrivals at Mill Mountain Zoo.
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Stocks slumped for the third day in a row. Alexis Chrisoforous has today's Marketwatch report.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the end of the work week ticker.
The Road to the Final Four rolls on tonight right here on Your Hometown Station. It's more Sweet 16 action this evening from the East and the South.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12999] The coverage begins tonight at 7 with U-Conn one of the Beasts from the Big East taking on Texas of the Big 12. And then in the late game - Michigan State, one of the hottest teams in the country during the past month - tries to knock off the defending national champion Maryland Terrapins.
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[wipe to pinnacle for SATURDAY GAMES] And as result of last night's regional games, here is how the elite eight stacks up in the West and Midwest tomorrow on WDBJ. Kentucky takes on Marquette in the opener and the late game features Arizona and Kansas. The winners move on to the Final Four right here on WDBJ-7.
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Tonight marks the beginning of a big weekend for the Roanoke Express. The Express is currently tied with Trenton for the fourth and final playoff spot in the ECHL's Northeast Division. Tony McAulay's team battles Richmond tonight at the Civic Center, and then will finish the season by hosting Reading on Saturday and travelling to Richmond on Sunday. The team needs a win and a Trenton loss in regulation tonight to clinch a playoff spot.

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The Virginia Tech football team is wrapping up its fourth practice of the spring at this hour. Tomorrow the team will take part in the first scrimmage of the spring - as the friendly competition between Marcus Vick and Bryan Randall heats up.
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Coming up at the top of the hour - qualifying results from Texas. Take care everybody and have a great night. [GO TO BREAK]

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Mill Mountain Zoo now has a couple of new additions to the family.
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Two tufted deer have moved into an exhibit area.
A nine year old male and a twelve year old female went on display yesterday. They came from Cincinnati Zoo, on loan from the San Diego Zoo. And if you haven't noticed, they're smaller than the deer you normally see.
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((DAVID WOOD/GENERAL CURATOR: THESE ANIMALS ARE IN THE THIRTY TO FOURTY POUND RANGE, SOME OF THE SPECIES CAN GET UP TO 100 POUNDS SO THEY ARE MUCH SMALLER THAN WHAT WE ARE USED TO IN THE STATES, THE WHITETAIL DEER OR OUT WEST THE BLACK TAIL DEER OR MULE DEER.))
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The males have upper canines that develop into short tusks that can be used to defend themselves in the wild.
The curator says with Mill Mountain Zoo's focus on mountainous Asian species, the animals are a perfect addition to the collection.
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We'll leave you by returning to Brent Watts at Hollins University, and another look at what's ahead at tonight's "Splendor in the Bluegrass."
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