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Today on news 7 at 5, as the U-S says the Iraqi military is weakening, there are reports that members of Saddam Hussein's family are trying to get out of the country.
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Plus a mother and her boyfriend face felony charges that they neglected her five year old son.
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With flurries still in the air, it is a pleasure to tell you temperatures will be well into the 70s by Wednesday. Nature's rapid turnaround headlines our forecast today.

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Also today, one of the lead journalists in Iraq is fired. We'll tell you why.
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Thousands of people in our region are still without power. We'll have an update.
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Plus Mike Stevens will have highlights as Major League baseball kicks off its season. News 7 at 5 is next.

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((BRIG. GEN. VINCENT BROOKS, CENTRAL COMMAND: OUR EFFORTS ARE GOING TO GO TO THE REGIME, WE'VE MADE THAT CLEAR, WHERE THE REGIME IS, WE ARE COMING.))
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Thousands of precision-guided weapons may be taking their toll on Iraqi forces around Baghdad. U.S. Brigadier General Vincent Brooks calls the coalition advance "robust" while the Iraqi Foreign Minister says, when it comes to the U-S and Britain, "lying is the Golden Rule".
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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon.

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American troops are pressing in on Baghdad, launching precision strikes and carpet bombing designed to overwhelm Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard forces. According to officials at the Pentagon, air strikes have caused a ''very significant weakening'' of those forces. Units are trying to assess Iraqi troop strength ahead of a possible battle for the Iraqi capital. Chris Lawrence joins us live now from Kuwait City with the latest.
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((Paving the way for the battle for Baghdad, coalition warplanes continued to bombard the city

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and within 50 miles of the capital American troops fought heavy battles with Saddam Husseins Republican Guard. Pentagon officials say Sadam's elite forces have been weakened significantly.

SOT: Major General Stanley McChrystal,

Once you start to take a certain percentage down, systems break down..
U.S. officials say theyve seen evidence that family members of Saddam's regime are trying to get out of the country. But Iraqi TV showed pictures of Saddam and his sons, saying it was recorded Monday. And leaders remain defiant.

SOT: Naji Sabri, Iraqi Foreign Minister

We will turn our deserts into a big graveyard for the Americans and the British.
Even the Pentagon warns the most vicious fighting is still ahead.

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South of Baghdad the Muslim holy city of Najaf is considered essential to protect coalition supply lines. And some American casualties were reported there during fierce block to block fighting. Iraqis dressed as civilians opened fire and killed two soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division.
Meantime, British paratroopers have been swooping down on supply roads, setting up impromptu check points and looking for the enemy ....especially the feared Fedayeen.

SOT: unidentified British soldier

The main threat is from these insurgent types elements you've heard of, like the Fedayeen, moving around in civilian type vehicles dressed as civilians.))

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N-B-C reporter Peter Arnett is out of a job.
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The network says it was wrong for Arnett to go on state-run Iraqi T-V and say the U-S-led coalition's first war plan failed because of stronger-than-expected Iraqi resistance.
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((PETER ARNETT/FORMER NBC REPORTER: IT IS CLEAR THAT WITHIN THE U-S THERE'S A GROWING CHALLENGE TO PRESIDENT BUSH AND ALSO OPPOSITIOON TO THE WAR.))
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On N-B-C's ``Today'' show, Arnett said he's sorry for the statement, but adds, ``I said over the weekend what we all know about the war.'' He also says he wants to apologize to the American people for -- quote -- ``clearly making a misjudgment.'' Until recently, N-B-C had defended Arnett, saying the interview was a professional courtesy and that his remarks were analytical.
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Charges in the Logan Bowman case have now been forwarded to a grand jury.
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A judge ruled today that there is enough evidence against the missing five-year-old's mother and her former live-in boyfriend. Cynthia Davis and Dennis (Skim-er-horn) Schemerhorn have both been charged with two counts of felony child neglect. Authorities say the two gave conflicting stories about Logan's disappearance and, at one point, failed to seek medical attention for the boy when he suffered water burns. However, their attorneys say the charges are weak.
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((JONATHON VENZIE/DAVIS' ATTORNEY: 2:50 YOU HAVE SPECULATION WHICH IS NOT WHAT SHOULD BE GOING ON. WE SIMPLY DON'T KNOW. AND WE HAVE THE REPORTS OF TWO PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT TRAINED PROFESSIONALS. 300THAT THERE WAS SKIN PEELING WHICH CAN BE SERIOUS OR NOT SERIOUS ENOUGH TO REQUIRE 3:06 ))
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Logan has been missing since January. Authorities say they are still treating his disappearance as a missing person's case, even though they believe he may be dead.
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The lights are back on for many residents in our area.
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Crews have restored power for about 30-thousand customers in various parts of Southwest Virginia. At the height of the storm over 50-thousand homes were in the dark. Officials blame Sunday's wet, heavy snow for snapping power lines.
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((STAN CRIGGER/EMERGENCY MGMT. COORDINATOR; WE'RE ALL USED TO HAVING POWER AND WHEN WE DON'T IT'S TRULY AN INCONVENIENCE, THE OLDER POPULATION GET REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT HEAT.)) ((BILL WILLS/PULASKI RESIDENT; IT'S VERY FRUSTRATING, VERY AGGRAVATING TO BE WITHOUT BECAUSE YOU'RE USED TO ALL THE AMENITIES AND YOU HAVE NONE OF THEM.))
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Pulaski officials say while this has been the longest the area has gone without power in a long time, shelters were NOT deemed necessary. A-E-P expects to have power restored for all customers by late Wednesday night.
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Up next on the newscast, President Bush promises to do what he can to keep the American homefront secure,
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And we will have what could be the first good news in a while for one U-S airline.
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The President was out and about today talking about homeland security.
Aleen Sirgany has more.
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((AS THE WAR RAGES ON IN IRAQ, PRESIDENT BUSH IS FOCUSING ON THE HOMEFRONT. TODAY, IN PHILADELPHIA, HE PUSHED HIS MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR HOMELAND SECURITY PROPOSAL. HE VISITED THE COAST GUARD, NOW ON ITS HIGHEST ALERT SINCE WORLD WAR TWO.

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we will do all in our power to make sure our skies, rails and roads are safe
AS PART OF HIS 72-BILLION DOLLAR WAR BUDGET, MONEY WOULD BE SPENT ON NEW EQUIPMENT, TRAINING AND ADDITIONAL SECURITY PROGRAMS BY STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

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the dying regime in iraq may bring terror to our shores, others may use as moment to strike, thinking we're distracted.

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EVEN WITH NEW SECURITY MEASURES ALREADY IN PLACE HERE IN WASHINGTON, TOURISTS ARE STAYING AWAY. THIS IS THE HEIGHT OF CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON AND THE START OF TOURIST SEASON AND YOUD NEVER KNOW IT FROM LOOKING AROUND.
JAMES BRISTOL, VISITING FROM HAWAII, FEELS SAFE IN THE NATIONS CAPITAL, THOUGH HE UNDERSTANDS WHY PEOPLE WOULD STAY AT HOME.

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I think maybe theyre not getting the message out therepeople cant feel paranoid.
SOME LAWMAKERS ARGUE AMERICANS SHOULD BE CONCERNED. SENATOR CHARLES SCHUMER SAYS THE WHITE HOUSE IS STILL LAGGING ....ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO PORT SECURITY.

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you can't make ports more secure, the homeland more secure unless you put dollars into the budget
A CRITICAL WARNING AT A TIME WHEN THE NATION IS AT WAR...AND ON STANDBY FOR A TERRORIST ATTACK HERE AT HOME. AS, CBS NEWS, WASH.))

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A troubled airline is apparently going to avoid bankruptcy.
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Officials with American Airlines have reached an agreement with its labor unions for one-point eight BILLION dollars in employee concessions.
Any agreement between union and company negotiators still needs to be voted on by workers.
A source says some details still have to be worked out.
The news made shareholders happy.
Shares of American's parent company were up more than 30 percent.
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Your Hometown Station is teaming up with the American Red Cross to send a taste of home to U-S troops overseas.

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Through Friday we'll be collecting personal items along with snacks, books and other goodies. The Red Cross will then inspect the items before they're sorted into shoe boxes and sent to American troops.
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((AMY WHITTAKER/AMERICAN RED CROSS: THE IDEA IS WE WANT TO KEEP THINGS SMALL, SO NOT LARGE ITEMS, TRY TO KEEP THEM SMALL. ALSO SUN SCREEN IS VERY IMPORTANT, IT'S VERY HOT OUT THERE. WRAP AROUND SUN GLASSES ARE A BIG ITEM AS WELL. PAPER BACK BOOKS, PUZZLE BOOKS. SMALL BOARD GAMES, AGAIN SMALL BOARD GAMES.))
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Individually wrapped pieces of candy, snacks such as granola bars and toiletries are also a good idea. Items can be dropped off at our Digital Broadcast Center; Jim Martin Pontiac, Buick, GMC in Lynchburg and a variety of Duncan Automotive Network locations.
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To find the drop- off location nearest you, log on to our website and click on the "Packages from Home" icon.

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Coming up next on the newscast, Brent Watts will celebrate a golden moment for the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
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The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra is celebrating gold. Not the medal, but the anniversary. The Symphony turns 50 years old this year and is commemorating the occasion with a concert at the Roanoke Civic Center tonight.
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That's where we find Brent Watts this afternoon.
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Still to come today in Sports, U-V-A makes some big changes during spring football practice.
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Then a little later, we'll see why a surfer hanging ten was almost lost at sea.
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March did not go out like a lion or a lamb on Wall Street today. Instead it looked a lot more like a bear. Alexis Christoforous explains in today's Marketwatch report.
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((WALL STREET PULLED BACK ONCE AGAIN ON FEARS A PROLONGED WAR WILL CURB SPENDING BY BUSINESSES AND CONSUMERS.

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THE DOW SANK 153 POINTS TO BELOW 8-THOUSAND.

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THE NASDAQ GAVE BACK 28 POINTS

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AOL TIME WARNER DRAGED THE SP LOWER.. THE MEDIA GIANT SAYS U-S INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO WHETHER IT MISSTATED 400 MLN DOLLARS IN REVENUE...

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AMERICAN AIRLINES HAS TAKEN A HUGE STEP IN AVOIDING BANKRUPTCY...

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THE WORLD'S BIGGEST AIRLINE REPORTEDLY REACHED TENTATIVE AGREEMENTS WITH ITS TWO OF ITS THREE UNIONS.. AMERICAN IS TRYING TO SAVE MONEY TO PREVENT FILING THE LARGEST BANKRUPTCY IN AVIATION HISTORY.. MEANWHILE AFTER EIGHT MONTHS IN BANKRUPTCY, US AIRWAYS IS EMERGING FROM CHAPTER 11. THE AIRLINE AMAZED EXPERTS WHO PREDICTED THE REORGANIZATION WOULD TAKE MUCH LONGER.

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WorldCom - which filed the largest U.S. bankruptcy last year -has uncovered $11 billion in overstated earnings, $2 billion more than what has been publicly disclosed.
HEALTHSOUTH, THE HOSPTIAL COMPANY ACCUSED OF ACCOUNTING FRAUD - FIRED ITS CHAIRMAN AND CEO RICHAR SCRUSHY AND ITS AUDITOR ERNST AND YOUNG.

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FOR ALL THE AFTER THE BELL ACTION CLICK ON CBS.MW.COM .. AT THE NASDAQ

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I'M AC IN NEW YORK. )) [Stock Roll]


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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the Monday two minute ticker. We begin today with what is truly the opening day of big league baseball. 30 teams and 10 of them with new managers.
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The Cubs are one of those new teams with a new skipper - in Dusty Baker. The Cubs welcomed him aboard today by unloading on the Mets and former Brave Tom Glavine. The Cubs rough up the Mets for 16 hits and 15 runs. The only thing they didn't do offensively was get Sammy Sosa his
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500th career homer. The Cubs crush the Mets 15 to 2.
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Tom Glavine's former all-star teammate in Atlanta wasn't having a much better opening day at Turner Field.
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The Montreal Expos got four hits in the first inning off of Maddux and eventually would get nine hits and five runs off of him.
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The Braves lose their home opener 10-TO-2. Before today Maddux had never lost a season opener.
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Other winners today include the _______ .

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The Virginia football team held its second practice of the spring football season today in Charlottesville.
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The Wahoos return all but three starters from last year's 9 and 5 team but that has not stopped coach Al Groh from experimenting with position changes. Several players will try other positions and prepare to be two way players next season. Jermaine Hardy will work at both safety and corner and Marcus Weeks will take reps at both tailback and fullback and quarterback Marques Hagan has moved to receiver.
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The Cavaliers had a successful off season weight training program. The defense returns eight starters and this unit feels the spring is a time to get tougher.
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More on UVa football and the latest rumblings concerning the Tech coaching search in basketball at the top of the hour. Take care everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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After a harrowing experience at sea a Washington state surfer says he'll never surf alone again.
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32-year old Jens was surfing off the coast of Westport last week when huge waves swept him out to sea. For 20-hours he battled 15-foot waves and struggled to stay on his surfboard. When he failed to show up at home his wife grew concerned and called for help. The Coast Guard searched for nine hours, missing Jens by yards.
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Finally today, we have a reminder, tomorrow is April first, you probably should be a little leary of things beginning in the morning.
That is especially the case for people who order ice cream in Fredonia, New York.
Each April Fool's Day, Scott Aldrich whips up some unusual flavor of ice cream at his shop.
This year's flavor is suffering succotash.
He took corn and lima beans -- plus pimentos for color -- and added 35 gallons of vanilla ice cream.
Aldrich's previous April First combos have included beef gravy, sauerkraut, chocolate spaghetti, spinach ripple, creamed corn and macaroni and cheese.
Samples are free for anyone brave enough to order one.
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