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A U-S helicopter is shot down in Iraq.
A body is found in the New River.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus warning goes out to travelers to postpone trips to some parts of Asia.
And a first glimpse of the campsite where Elizabeth Smart was held.
Plus can a doctor charge you for a phone call?
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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Pentagon officials say a U-S Army Black Hawk helicopter like this one was shot down in Southern Iraq- conflicting reports tonight on casualties.
Meanwhile ground forces are moving closer to Baghdad.
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[SOT 17 ]
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((WE ARE NOW ENGAGING THE REPUBLICAN GUARD DIVISIONS DEFENDING THE OUTSKIRTS OF BAGHDAD AND REGULAR FORCES THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH SUPPORTING THE IRAQI REGIME.))
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[OUT Q=the Iraqi regime.]
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[ANCHOR =Jean ]
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=jean]
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[SUPER=219-Jean Jadhon/jjadhon*wdbj7.com]


Good Evening.
[SS=War in Iraq]


The U-S Military says it's knocked down two Iraqi Republican Guard Units surrounding Baghdad.
While troops forge toward Baghdad fierce fighting is going on near Karbala.
A U-S Blackhawk was shot down by small arms fire- with several aboard. Pentagon officials say seven soldiers were killed and four others were rescued. Central Command says it doesn't have word yet on casualties.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Lawrence /Newspath;]


Chris Lawrence join us live from Kuwait with more on what's going on tonight.
[LIVE= Lawrence /FULL Newsath]
[SUPER=219-Chris Lawrence/CBS News]
[SUPER=205-Kuwait City, Kuwait]
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[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
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[SUPER=201-Capt. Ivan Moncloba/U. S. Marine Corps; :25]
[SUPER=201-Mohammed Saeed Al-Sahaf/Iraqi Information Minister; 1:07]
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((THE ARMY IS MARCHING FROM THE WEST THE MARINES FROM THE EAST. BOTH WITHIN 30 MILES OF BAGHDAD. FIELD COMMANDERS SAY THAT WHILE THE REPUBLICAN GUARD IS FALLING FAR SHORT OF EXPECTATIONS...IRAQI FORCES ARE STILL DEADLY. The Pentagon says a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter was shot down in southern Iraq Wednesday, killing several of the soldiers onboard. Capt. Ivan Moncloba/2nd LAR/USMC: Seems like the enemy are pretty overwhelmed as we came in and it seems like theyre starting to pull out. U-S OFFICIALS SAY THE TWO SOUTHERN DIVISIONS ARE NO LONGER A CREDIBLE FORCE. AND THE ONLY REAL BATTLE TROOPS SAW WAS JUST BEFORE CROSSING THE EUPHRATES RIVER. No casualties, which is the number one success of the day and ready to pass another unit forward to complete the job. THAT JOB IS TO CAPTURE BAGHDADAND ULTIMATELY SADDAM HUSSEINSHOWN AGAIN MONDAY ON IRAQI T-V . THE MARINES NOW OWN THE MAIN ROAD TO BAGHDAD NORTH OF AL KUT BUT DONT EXPECT TO JUST DRIVE IN. Army Major General Stanley MCCHRYSTAL: "We are expecting or at least planning for a very difficult fight ahead. WARPLANES CONTINUE TO BOMB THE CAPITAL AROUND-THE-CLOCK. IRAQI OFFICIALS INSIST U-S BOMBS KILLED TEN AND WOUNDED CLOSE TO 100 CIVILIANS MONDAYMANY FROM THIS MATERNITY HOSPITAL NOW DESTROYED. MOHAMMED SAEED AL-SAHAF/IRAQI INFORMATION MINISTER) This would make us more determined to repel the invasion and defeat them. ONE SOLDIER WHO WONT BE A PART OF THAT FIGHT IS JESSICA LYNCH. DOCTORS ARE LOOKING OVER THE FORMER P-O-W SAID TO HAVE TWO BROKEN LEGS, A BROKEN ARM AND GUNSHOT WOUNDS. BUT THANKS TO THE SPECIAL FORCES WHO RESCUED HER PRIVATE LYNCH IS ON HER WAY HOME.)
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[Jessica-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Jessica Lynch's hometown is planning the biggest block party she's ever seen.
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[SUPER=203-Palestine, WV]


Palestine West Virginia's favorite daughter will soon be coming home.
After nine days of not knowing, the Lynch family says it never stopped praying for Jessica's rescue.
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((DEE DEE LYNCH/JESSICA'S MOTHER: AH SO EXCITING A WHOLE DIFFERENT ADRENALINE FEELING. IT WAS WONDERFUL.)) [butt to 39 ] ((I KNEW SHE WAS GOING TO BE ALIVE. WE'VE BEEN PRAYING EVERYBODY'S NAME IS UP.))
[SUPER=201-Dee Dee Lynch/Jessica's Mother; 00]
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[OUT Q=NAME IS UP.]
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This military video shows Army rangers and Navy seals storming the Saddam Hospital, returning with Lynch in tow.
She is reported to have gunshot wounds and broken bones.
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[SOT 44]

((GREG LYNCH SR./FATHER: LAST WE HEARD SHE WAS MISSING IN ACTION SO IT WAS A BIG SHOCK TO LEARN SHE WAS CAPTURED.))
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[SUPER=201-Greg Lynch, Sr./Jessica's Father;]
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[OUT Q=she was captured.]
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Jessica's family says she joined the military to pay for an education.
A West Virginia college has already offered Jessica a full scholarship when she returns.
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[Travel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC1:42:37]
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The war in Iraq, terrorism and a sluggish economy are a triple threat to the travel industry. Not even the popular "spring break" can revive the bottom line. Business Reporter Rachel Cannon has the story.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jackie Shuck/Airport Director; :08]
[SUPER=01-Mel Ludovici/Martin Travel President; :47]
[SUPER=01-Terri Thacker/Traveler; 1:06]
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(( An ailing aviation industry is not improving from the traditional influx of travelers in March and April.
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((JACKIE SHUCK/AIRPORT DIRECTOR; TRAVEL IS OFF FROM WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN OTHER YEARS THIS TIME OF THE SEASON.))
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Officials say it's not a surprise given the war, threats of terrorism and the sluggish economy. Major airlines are reacting to the lack of air passenger demand by cutting flights.
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((JACKIE SHUCK/AIRPORT DIRECTOR; THEY WANT TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ON EACH FLIGHT AND NOT HAVE AS MANY AS HAVE EMPTY OR THIRD FULL FLIGHTS FORTUNATELY WE HAVE NOT SEEN THAT HERE AT LEAST NOT SO FAR.))
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((NATS 01:39:56 FIVE NIGHTS AND SIX DAYS AND THEN IF YOU WANT TO SAY 6 NIGHTS.)) At Martin Travel, bookings are being made but not at a normal level. Agents say some people choose to "nest" and stay home given the current world situation.
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((MEL LUDOVICI/MARTIN TRAVEL PRESIDENT; WE WORK A LITTLE HARDER AND WE MAKE MORE SALES CALLS WE DO THINGS TO SELL WHAT WE CAN PRICES HAVE NEVER BEEN BETTER.))
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Those getting on the planes include people like Blacksburg resident Terri Thacker, who says he won't let the war change his frequent trips.
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((TERRI THACKER/TRAVELER; THUS FAR I HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED ANYTHING OR SEEN ANY SITUATIONS THAT CAUSE ME TO BE ALARMED.))
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A feeling the travel industry hopes will take-off. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Giles-Body]


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A body was discovered this evening in the New River near the Celanese Plant in Giles County. The remains have been sent to the medical examiners office for identification.
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[VO-NAT 03-08 tc 43:56]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./March 8; ]

Authorities are waiting to see if it may be the body of 50- year old John Wagner of Roanoke. Wagner and his friend 36- year old Ty Hodges disappeared after their boat capsized early last month while fishing. Last week, a railway engineer discovered Hodges' body in the same general area.
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[Holiday-Inn]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
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Roanoke hotel staff are expressing sympathy for a Florida man shot and critically wounded last week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Daly Seven, Incorporated along with the staff and management of the Holiday Inn Express issued a release saying their hearts and prayers go out to Ryan Taboada (tuh-bwah-da) and his family. The 31- year old husband and father was shot while unloading the family S-U-V outside the hotel. On Sunday-- Taboada's wife talked with reporters about the incident which she says traumatized her family. Ryan Taboada was shot eight times and remained in critical but stable condition at Roanoke Memorial earlier today. The release called what happened "truly tragic" and cast blame on the alleged gunman... saying police and the hotel itself have tried to make the area safer.
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[YWCA-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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Violence can come in many forms and can claim the lives of people of all ages.
That's why three Lynchburg agencies are working together to tackle the problem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Officials with the Alliance for Families and Children, the Crisis Line and the Y-W-C-A announced today they've secured a four thousand dollar anti-violence grant.
The money will pay for a public service campaign on t-v and radio to raise awareness about domestic violence, suicide and child abuse.
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[SOT 17:29:08]
[IN Q=Statistically only]

((SHEILA ANDREWS/YWCA: STATISTICALLY, ONLY THREE PERCENT OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO COME TO OUR SHELTER THAT ARE ABUSED, AND JUST IN LYNCHBURG, WE GET ALL OF THOSE CALLS AND ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE JUST IN THIS COMMUNITY AND SO THAT HOLDS TRUE FOR ALL THE OTHER AGENCIES TOO, SO IT'S A SERIOUS PROBLEM.))
[SUPER=01-Sheila Andrews/YWCA Domestic Violence Prevention]
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[OUT Q=a serious problem.]
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Mayor Carl Hutcherson also proclaimed this "Child Abuse Prevention Month" in Lynchburg.
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[Mary-Baldwin]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-34 TC58:19]
[GRAPHIC=Pamela Fox]


Mary Baldwin College has chosen a new president.
Pamela Fox, a dean at Miami University of Ohio will take over on July First.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Staunton/1993]


Fox will succeed current Mary Baldwin president Cynthia Tyson.
Tyson has served as president for the last 18 years.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


New warnings about a mystery illness sweeping Asia are throwing travelers for a loop, even some from our area.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And a first look at the place where Elizabeth Smart was held captive.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[OUT Q=...the BIG 7."]
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Seth Greenberg is set to become Tech's new head coach - and Jim Weaver makes his hire before the final four. De Angelo Hall hurts his hand in today's scrimmage. Roanoke College swings for the fences in Salem tonight.

Plus, the Avalanche arrives in town, as the Express gets set to head south tonight on the Big 7.))[SARS-TRAVEL]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tco]
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The World Health Organization and the U-S Centers for Disease Control issued a travel alert today.
They are recommending that travelers postpone non-essential trips to China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Hanoi until they can better identify the mysterious respiratory disease SARS.
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[VO-NAT 21]


SARS is prompting passengers worldwide to carry masks at international airports.
Computer giant Intel just canceled its trade shows in Taipei (Tie-pay) and Beijing, while priests in Hong Kong have been ordered to stop sharing wafers at communion.
Infectious Disease Specialists say the virus seems to be airborne-transmitted through sneezing and coughing.
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[IN Q=:56,"There's a large group..."]

((DR. MARTIN BLASER/INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALIST: THERE'S A LARGE GROUP THAT HAS MILD OR NO SYMPTOMS AT ALL. THERE'S A SECOND GROUP THAT SMALLER, THAT GETS SYMPTOMS AND SAYS THEY'RE SICK. AND THERE'S A MUCH SMALLER GROUP THAT GETS SEVERELY ILL.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Martin Blaser/Infectious Disease Specialist]
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[OUT Q=1:09,"...that gets severely ill."]
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So far 78 people have died from SARS most in Mainland China and Hong Kong.
In the U-S, 70 cases have been identified-but no one has died.
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[Glass-Trip]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Health concerns also have prompted officials at E-C Glass High School in Lynchburg to cancel their drama department's trip to Asia in June.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


45 students had been invited to perform two plays in China and Hong Kong starting June 28th.
But the uncertainty of the world health situation led school officials to decide not to take the risk.
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[SOT 11:08:56]
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((JIM ACKLEY/E.C. GLASS DRAMA TEACHER: BEING THE FIRST HIGH SCHOOL TO EVER BE INVITED TO CHINA TO PERFORM IS QUITE AN HONOR AND WHILE WE DON'T GO WE STILL GET TO SAY WE HAVE THAT HONOR, BUT IT'S KIND OF A HOLLOW HONOR NOT BEING ABLE TO GO, SO THE KIDS ARE REALLY DISAPPOINTED BUT I THINK THEY UNDERSTAND THAT WE MADE THE DECISION WITH THEIR SAFETY AND HEALTH IN MIND.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Ackley/E. C. Glass Drama Teacher]
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[OUT Q=health in mind.]
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The school had raised about half the 140-thousand dollars needed to pay for the trip.
That money will be refunded to its donors.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[China-Trips]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Virginia Tech has canceled study abroad programs to China, Hong Kong and Vietnam. The programs allowed students to earn credits during the summer at colleges outside of the U-S.
About 50-students signed up to go to Asia this year, but officials say they will either have to study somewhere else or wait until next year.
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[IN Q=WE INFORM THEM]

((DAN O'BRIEN/VIRGINIA TECH EDUCATION ABROAD: 7:16 WE INFORM THEM THAT THINGS LIKE THIS MAY HAPPEN AND WE DO TELL THEM THAT WE WILL TRY TO ACCOMODATE THEM TRY TO FUNNEL THEM IN OTHER PROGRAMS AND IF NOT WE WILL REFUND AS MUCH MONEY AS POSSIBLE IN THESE CASES 7:28))
[SUPER=01-Dan O'Brien/Virginia Tech Education Abroad;]
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[VO-NAT]

The university says it is NOT canceling programs to Japan, because so far no warnings have been issued to avoid travel there.
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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
[SS=Hold]

Officials at Radford University say they will decide whether to cancel THEIR study-abroad to China by the end of the week.

[Bedford-Death]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC34:18]
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Bedford County authorities hope an autopsy will show whether a man found dead there this morning was suffering from SARS.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forest]


The 42-year-old male was visiting his sister in her home near Forest when she found him dead this morning.
Authorities say the man had been suffering from cold and flu-like symptoms so they contacted the Lynchburg health department.
Officials there say the man lives in Europe but that "no" cases of SARS are known to have originated there.
Doctor Joanna Harris says from what she knows about the man's background, his death does "not" fit the case definition of SARS.
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[Smart-Hideout]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=Elizabeth Smart]


A first look at the place Elizabeth Smart was held captive after she was kidnapped from her home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT]


Police say Smart was taken into the hills behind her home to an area that includes a dry creek bed and a difficult trail.
Police say the campsite was so well hidden a person would almost have to stumble upon it to see it.
The site was dug into a hillside and was reinforced with cut logs and hundreds of pounds of dirt.
Police have found knives at the camp and the chain investigators say was used to keep Elizabeth tied to a tree.
Elizabeth Smart was found last month. Her alleged captors are in jail awaiting trial.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, a little phone call from a doctor could cost you big.
We'll explain why next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And 30 minutes of terror for some construction workers when their scaffolding collapses.
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[Commercial]

[Medical-Bills]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC50:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you talk to your doctor on the phone, you might want to ask if you're being billed for the call.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Sharon and Joe Farmer say they learned the hard way that some doctors charge patients for phone calls.
The couple is fighting two 29-dollar medical bills from Lewis-Gale Clinic.
They say they were billed for an office visit after a nurse practitioner made a one minute call to report lab results.
Now, a collections agency is after them for the money.
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[SOT 5:56]
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((SHARON FARMER: WHY NOT JUST SEND YOU SOMETHING IN THE MAIL JUST TO SAY CONTINUE YOUR SAME DOSE AND FOLLOW UP IN A MONTH?))
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[OUT Q=follow up in a month?]
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[VO-NAT]


By law, physicians can charge for phone calls to consult with patients, report lab results or to adjust therapy. However, few of them do.
Lewis-Gale Clinic representatives would NOT be interviewed on camera... but a spokesman says the clinic follows Medicare billing guidelines AND that the choice to charge for calls is up to doctors.
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[Scaffolding-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
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Scaffolding gives way in Boston leaving three workers dangling by a rope.
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[VO-NAT 07]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA]


The workers were renovating the Y-W-C-A building several stories up when the scaffolding collapsed.
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[SOT 18]
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((DOUG ASHWORTH/WITNESS: I HEARD SOMEBODY SCREAM AND ALL OF A SUDDEN A CRASH IT CAME CRASHING DOWN IT SWANG ABOVE THE CARS AND THEN LOOKED UP AND THE THREE GUYS HANGING.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Ashworth/Witness;]
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[OUT Q=THREE GUYS HANGING.]
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[VO-NAT 10.5]


A man inside saw the men from his window- called 9-1-1 and tried to talk to the workers.
He also took this picture showing what it looked like several stories up.
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[SOT 46]
[IN Q=]

((ANTHONY MIRANDA/WITNESS: I WAS NERVOUS MYSELF. I WAS HANGING OUT THE WINDOW.. SCARY THOUGHT.))
[Super=01-Anthony Miranda/Witness;]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=scary thought.]
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[Vo-nat 13 plus pad]
Firefighters had trouble getting into the alley. Cars were blocking the way. They ended up rescuing the men from a window. The workers had been dangling for 30 minutes.
Three of them suffered broken arms.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Bull from South Florida named Seth Greenberg is apparently the man to grab the Horns at Tech. DeAngelo hurts his hand, Roanoke College plays baseball, and we'll check in with the Avalanche and Express. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Auburn Hills, MI/NBA; :00]

in keeping with the Seth Greenberg theme, another of his players at UVa - Rick Carlisle - had his Pistons at home looking to beat the Raptors. Ben Wallace had 13 points and 17 rebounds - but Detroit loses and its lead in the Central shrinks to three and a half games.
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[S-Coach]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-143]
[GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS]

Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver said all along that he wanted to have a new coach hired before the Final Four in New Orleans.
[GRAPHIC=RICKY STOKES]

He not only has hired a coach, but he has hired one of Ricky Stokes former coaches.
[GRAPHIC=SETH GREENBERG]

Seth Greenberg, an assistant coach at UVa during the 1983-84 season when Stokes and company made it to the Final Four in Seattle will be named Virginia Tech's new head basketball coach - possibly later today according to multiple sources in Blacksburg and at the Final Four in New Orleans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL; :00]

Greenberg has spent the past seven seasons as the head coach of the South Florida Bulls. During that time his record was 113 wins and 101 losses. This past season his team finished 15 and 15 in conference USA. Before that he was at Long Beach State for six seasons. He is a 1978 graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson. And his hiring is fairly surprising to most. Besides his tie to Virginia - Greenberg was an assistant at Columbia, Pitt and Long Beach State where he worked under "Lefty" disciple Joe Harrington. His two head coaching stops have been at Long Beach and South Florida where he has won 213 games and lost 171.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=DECHELLIS]

In a related note - Tech candidate and East Tennessee coach Ed DeChellis took the job at Penn State yesterday.

[S-King]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=MANDY KING]

The search for a new women's coach at Washington & Lee is over. Mandy King got that job yesterday as she was hired by Generals' athletic director Mike Walsh. For the past two years she was an assistant at Bloomsburg University. She was a four year starter at point guard as a player at Southern Maine. She begins her new job on May 1st.

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-147 ]
[GRAPHIC=tech]


The Hokies second scrimmage of the spring was highlighted by a 43 year TD run by Kevin Jones.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

There is one small area of concern, however. Cornerback slash receiver DeAngelo Hall injured his hand in the scrimmage. He stayed on the field until the scrimmage was over. Afterwards he and coach Beamer indicated he would have x-rays and that he might have broken a bone.
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[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-146 5354TC]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]

What would a gorgeous evening like last night be without a little action from the diamond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Guilford vs. Roanoke; :00]

Kiwanis Field in Salem played host to last night's ODAC encounter between Roanoke College and Guilford. The Quakers strike first as Josh Miller drills a double to right. Two runs will come on the bases loaded hit and Guilford leads it 2-to-nothing in the first. Roanoke will get one in the bottom of the frame. Vinton product Sean Sturgill delivers to left field with the two run rbi single. It's now a 2-to-1 game.
[super=34-Guilford/7/Roanoke/2;]

Guilford wins it 7 to 2. Roanoke is now 5 and 15.
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-148 TC2519]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


The Salem Avalanche has a new manager, a new affiliate, new threads and new hope this spring. Travis Wells caught up with the team as it arrived in Salem this afternoon.
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[IN Q=first audio..]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Masserelli/Avalanche Manager; :18]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Carraway/Avalanche Outfielder; :28]
[SUPER=@travis1; :38]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HILLCATS]

The defending Carolina League champion Hillcats are scheduled to meet the media Thursday. We'll hear from them tomorrow night.

[S-House]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-144 46:33]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Express opens up its best of five game first round ECHL playoff series at Greensboro tonight.
[graphic=round house wrap up fullscreen]


Steve Mason opens up our pregame coverage with another edition of Round House Wrap up.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Head Coach; :16]
[SUPER=01-David Silverstone/Express Left Wing; :39]
[SUPER=01-Jason Jaffray/Express Forward; :46]
[SUPER=04-Greensboro vs. Roanoke; :55]
[SUPER=01-Dan Carlson/13 Points in Last 5 Games; 1:01]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=...round house wrap up"]
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((The interim title under coach Tony MacAulay's title is gone, that the frame work for his new contract for next season is in the works and that completing a new deal is just a matter of the owners and MacAulay signing on the dotted line. ((TONY MACAULAY/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
Three Express players are on AHL call ups. The most important, center Dylan Gyori is with the Utah Grizzlies and probably won't be back. David Silverstone will replace Gyori on that Rick Kowalsky, Jason Jaffray line that has produced nearly 250 points. ((:)) ((:)) The Express faces goalie Daniel Berthiaume, who is 3-1 and 1 against Roanoke this season.)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))

[Cherry-Blossoms]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
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It's a sure sign of spring, and many people's favorite time of year, in the nation's capitol.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


The cherry trees are in bloom and the National Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing.
Fewer people made the trip to see them this year.
Many cancelled their trips after war broke out.
The Japanese trees have survived troubled times before.
During World War Two, vandals hacked down four of them.
The rest were renamed "oriental" flowering cherries, but the name didn't stick. (------------)