[Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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[SUPER=219-Kimberly McBroom/kmcbroom*wdbj7.com;]


A female P-O-W from West Virginia is now safe.
U-S troops rescued 19- year- old Army Private Jessica Lynch from an Iraqi hospital.
But officials say eleven other bodies were found along with her.
No word yet on how many of the bodies were American.
Meanwhile, the march to Baghdad has picked up speed.
Troops are now only 40 miles away.
Today, soldiers and Marines were able to get through two cities with considerable ease, considering that heavy resistance was expected.
Drew Levinson is in Kuwait City this morning and joins us with an update.
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[SUPER=201-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
[SUPER=205-Kuwait City, Kuwait;]


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[SUPER=203-Near Karbala, Iraq;]
[SUPER=203-Nasiriyah, Iraq/File Tape;]
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[SUPER=205-Kuwait City, Kuwait;]

((PKG
UNDER THE COVER DARKNESS AND ARTILLERY FIRE U-S TROOPS MOVED ON THE CITY OF KERBALA. THE BARAGE OF MILITARY HARDWARE DECIMATED THE ENEMY BEFORE U-S GROUND FORCES REACHED IRAQ'S REPUBLICAN GUARD TROOPS. MILITARY LEADERS HAD EXPECTED A DAY LONG BATTLE.... BUT IN THE END IT ONLY TOOK A FEW HOURS.

06:24(SOT- ?)

"we did an assault crossing two bridges against the defending enemy and we defeated him in detail and we took no casualities". :10
EMBEDDED REPORTERS SAY 3RD INFANTRY SOLDIERS HAVE ENCIRCLED THE CITY. AFTER ROUNDING UP PRISONERS TROOPS ARE NOW BACK ON THE ROAD AND ONLY 40 MILES FROM BAGHDAD..
(map)THE SUCCESS IN KARBALA WAS MIRRORED IN AL KUT.

MARINES HAVE BYPASSED THAT CITY AND SECURED A KEY BRIDGE OVER THE TIGRIS RIVER... THE LAST MAJOR CROSSING BEFORE IRAQ'S CAPITOL.

(nats)(Nasiriyah/file)

IN THE SOUTHERN TOWN OF NASIRIAYAH... MILITARY SOURCES SAY U-S MARINES, LED BY TANKS, RAIDED SEVERAL TARGETS ON TUESDAY. AND WHILE THE OFFENSIVE WAS SUCCESSFUL, IT WAS ACTUALLY A DECOY. SPECIAL FORCES USED THE DISTRACTION TO RESCUE JESSICA LYNCH FROM A LOCAL HOSPITAL. THE 19-YEAR-OLD PRIVATE FIRST CLASS HAD BEEN HELD IN NASIRIYA SINCE HER MAINTENANCE CONVOY WAS AMBUSHED BY IRAQI FORCES ON MARCH 23RD. FIVE OTHER MEMBERS OF HER UNIT HAVE BEEN SEEN ON ARAB TELEVISION AS PRISONERS OF WAR.
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[Jessica-Reax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
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Dozens of friends, family members, and well wishers gathered at the home of Jessica Lynch last night after receiving word that she'd been rescued.
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[SUPER=203-Palestine, WV;]


Jessica was one of the soldiers of the 507th maintenance company who were ambushed and taken prisoner last month near Nasiriyah.
Five members of the unit were shown on Iraqi T-V as prisoners being questioned.
Jessica's family, meanwhile, say they held on to hope that she'd be found.
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[IN Q=Joy, I can't express]

((GREG LYNCH, SR./JESSICA'S FATHER: JOY, I CAN'T EXPRESS WHAT IT WAS. COULDN'T TALK AND WE'RE JUST GLAD IT HAPPENED.))
((GREG LYNCH, JR./JESSICA'S BROTHER: THEY DID A WONDERFUL JOB OUT THERE, I KNEW THEY WERE GOING TO BRING HER HOME SAFE BUT I DIDN'T REALIZE IT WAS GOING TO BE THIS SOON AND IT'S EXTREMELY GOOD NEWS.))
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[SUPER=201-Greg Lynch, Jr./Jessica's Brother; :10]
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[VO-NAT]


Family members say Jessica is in good health.
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[11LB-Marine]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC2:00:33]
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The war with Iraq hit home in western Virginia, with the news that a Marine from Botetourt County had died in Iraq.
23- year- old Michael Lalush (lollush) was killed Sunday when his helicopter crashed in the desert, but yesterday his family and friends found comfort in the knowledge he was doing what he loved.
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Few of the current students at Lord Botetourt High School knew Lalush, but his death has affected the school in a personal way.
Lalush graduated from Lord Botetourt in 1997, having decided as a junior to join the Marine Corps.
Shop teacher William Kohler remembers him as as a quick learner who was good with his hands.
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[IN Q=I just feel very sorry for the family]

((WILLIAM KOHLER/LORD BOTETOURT H.S. TEACHER: I JUST FEEL VERY SORRY FOR THE FAMILY AND WISH THE BEST FOR THEM, AND GLAD I HAD A CHANCE TO KNOW MIKE AS A STUDENT. VERY VERY NICE YOUNG MAN. )) ((ALAN BRENNER/LORD BOTETOURT H.S. PRINCIPAL: HE WANTED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, AND HE CERTAINLY DID.))
[SUPER=201-William Kohler/Lord Botetourt High School Teacher; :00]
[SUPER=201-Alan Brenner/Lord Botetourt High School Principal; :17]
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[OUT Q=and he certainly did.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lalush's body will be brought back to the U-S by two of his closest friends -- roommates at Camp Pendleton, California who were with him in Iraq.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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His parents say he'll be buried according to his wishes at Arlington National Cemetery sometime in the next week or two.

[11Allen-Marines]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=03-06 TC56:47]
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Senator George Allen offered his condolences to the Lalush family and to the family of Donald May, a Richmond area Marine also killed in Iraq.
Allen says they died in a noble cause, to protect America and Liberate Iraq.
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[IN Q=I surely hope.]

((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN/(R) VIRGINIA; I SURELY HOPE THAT THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ WILL ONE DAY GET DOWN ON THEIR KNEES AND THANK GOD THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE THESE TWO SERGEANTS, SERGREANT MAYS AND SERGEANT LALUSH, WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES, THEIR FUTURES SO THEY COULD BE FREE.))
[SUPER=201-Sen. George Allen/(R) Virginia]
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[OUT Q=could be free.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Allen says all Americans are greatful for thei sacrifices of our troops.

[General-Assembly]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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State legislators return to Richmond today in what is shaping up as a battle of political wills with Governor Mark Warner. Both chambers convene at noon for a single-day session to consider four vetoes and 87 amendments that the governor made to bills passed by the G-O-P-dominated General Assembly this year.
One issue they'll address today is Warner's veto of a Republican backed bill to repeal Virginia's estate tax.
The bill passed with enough votes to override a veto, but a few lawmakers have said they plan to change their vote. We'll have more on today's session tonight on News 7 at 6.

[11Hedrick]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC1:12:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Brandon Wayne Hedrick decided last year that he wanted to die.
But now the man who has spent six years on death row for a 1997 rape and shotgun killing in Appomattox County is reconsidering.
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[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co./File Tape]


Hedrick is scheduled to be executed tomorrow night.
But he tells The Associated Press that he doesn't think he should be on death row.
Hedrick says he doesn't want his execution to put any more of a burden on his family and the family of his victim, 23-year-old Lisa Crider.
Hedrick has not exhausted all his appeal options and he's trying to decide whether to make a final push for an appeal.
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[VOB-Shepard]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net R]
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It's been five years now since Matthew Shepard was beaten to death because of his sexual orientation. But despite the passage of time, his mother remains committed to speaking against discrimination on all levels.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Last night, Judy Shepard brought her message of acceptance to Virginia Tech. She was invited to speak by the group known as "The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Alliance" which also invited members of Tech's Board of Visitors to attend. The group extended the invitation after the Board of Visitors recently revised the university's non-discrimination clause, removing protection for gays, lesbians and bisexuals.
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[IN Q=A lot of them ]
[SUPER=01-Justin Wienckowski/Student;]

((JUSTIN WIENCKOWSKI/STUDENT: A LOT OF THEM ARE NOT AS DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THIS COMMUNITY AS THEY SHOULD BE SOME OF THEM ARE BUSINESS OWNERS, WHO DO NOT LIVE LOCALLY SO BY INVITING THEM TO SEE A PORTION OF THIS COMMUNITY THAT THEY DON'T INTERACT WITH MUCH, BUT THAT FORMS... AND LEARN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE ISSUES THAT SEXUAL MINORITIES HAVE TO FACE.))
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[OUT Q=have to face.]
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[VO-NAT]

A number of people attended the speech-- so it's unclear whether any members of the board of visitors were in the crowd.
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A university spokesman says the board was following the advice of Attorney General Jerry Kilgore when it changed the policy.

[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
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In business news, The market bounced back yesterday from a four-day sell-off. And Air Canada has filed for chapter 11.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=in New York.]

((STOCKS SNAPPED A FOUR DAY LOSING STREAK TO KICK OFF THE SECOND QUARTER WITH A MODEST RALLY. INVESTORS EVEN SHRUGGED OFF A SLOWDOWN IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR TO SCOOP UP SOME BARGAINS...

(gr)

THE DOW CLIMBED 77 POINTS OR NEARLY ONE PERCENT

(gr)

THE NASDAQ ADDED 7

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AIR CANADA HAS FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. CANADA'S LARGEST AIRLINE FAILED TO WIN COST CUTS FROM ITS UNIONS TO MAKE UP FOR A SLUMP IN TRAVEL DEMAND AND RISING FUEL COSTS. AIR CANADA DID SECURE 700 MILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT FINANCING THROUGH G-E CAPITAL.

(gr)

AMERICAN AIRLINES PARENT COMPANY - AMR- EXTENDED YESTERDAY'S 33 PERCENT SURGE. THE WORLD'S LARGEST AIRLINE WILL REDUCE PILOT PAY BY 23 PERCENT AND CUT 25-HUNDRED JOBS TO AVOID BANKRUTPCY.

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HELP MAY SOON BE ON THE WAY TO THE AIRLINES.. U-S CARRIERS WOULD receive more than $3 billion in aid under legislation adopted in House and Senate committees.. THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY IS ASKING FOR 9 BILLION DOLLARS IN AID. .
AUTO SALES SKIDDED IN MARCH, BUT LESS THAN EXPECTED..

(gr)

SALES AT GM AND CHRYSLER FELL 3 PERCENT, FORD'S SALES DECLINED 4 PERCENT. GENERAL MOTORS SAYS IT WILL OFFER FIVE YEAR, NO INTERESNT LOANS THIS MONTH ON NEARLY ALL MODELS OR A 3-THOUSAND DOLLAR REBATE.

(oc)

Biotech stocks moved higher Tuesday, with shares of Geron among the big winners..

(gr)

Shares of Geron shot up 30 percent after the California based biotechfirm discovered a way to produce human liver cells that might eventually open the way to produce livers for transplants.

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WEBSITE TZ

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I'M AC, NY.))



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[STOCKS] [COMM]


[SARS]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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The World Health Organization is advising people NOT to travel to Hong Kong and a southern Chinese province at the center of the SARS outbreak.
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[SUPER=03-San Jose, CA;]


Meanwhile, there was a brief scare yesterday in the U-S.
Doctors say three people taken off an American Airlines flight from Tokyo to California do not have SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome.
The flight crew was concerned because the three seemed to have symptoms of the flu-like illness.
The disease originated in Asia earlier this spring.
It's killed more than 70 people worldwide.
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[11Matricardi]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC1:09:10]
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Ed Matricardi, former head of the state's Republican party, plead guilty yesterday to illegal wiretapping.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Matricardi entered into a plea agreement.
He admitted to one felony count of wire interception for listening in to a Democratic Party conference call last year.
Federal prosecutors say Matricardi will probably NOT go to prison.
Instead, they are recommending that the 34-year-old serve three years of probation and pay a ten-thousand dollar fine.
Prosecutors say the investigation is continuing.
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[IN Q=WE WILL KEEP AN]

((PAUL MCNULTY/U.S. ATTORNEY: WE WILL KEEP AN OPEN MIND AND CONTINUE TO FOLLOW WHATEVER LEADS SHOULD COME OUR WAY AND MAKE SURE WE DO OUR JOBS AND ENFORCE THE LAW.))
[SUPER=01-Paul McNulty/U. S. Attorney]
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[OUT Q=ENFORCE THE LAW.]
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[VO-NAT]


Matricardi will be sentenced on July 8th.
Governor Warner says the guilty plea sends a message that "dirty politics will not be tolerated in Virginia."
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[6-Wilkinson]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=mpu]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC1:40:38]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


Dale Wilkinson has joined a long line of Republicans hoping to win a seat in Virginia's Senate.
Wilkinson's campaign announcement was delayed a week because of a car accident that killed his son Andrew.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Wilkinson addressed the accident first in his remarks yesterday.
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[IN Q=To all the cynics ]

((DALE WILKINSON/CANDIDATE FOR STATE SENATE: TO ALL OF THE CYNICS OUT THERE, I WANT FOLKS TO KNOW I'M NOT RUNNING FOR THIS OFFICE BECAUSE MY SON DIED. I'M RUNNING FOR THIS OFFICE BECAUSE OF THE WAY MY SON LIVED. I WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW MY SON LIVED. I'M DOING THIS IN HONOR OF MY SON.))
[SUPER=01-Dale Wilkinson/State Senate Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=in honor of my son.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wilkinson says that he wants to address issues in education, if he gets the nomination.
The nominee will be chosen in a firehouse primary May 10.
Wilkinson is the sixth Republican to announce a campaign for Bo Trumbo's seat.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Jim Jones, Brenda Johnson, Brandon Bell, Joe "Butch" Church and Joe Obenshain are the others.

[11Dinosaurs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC1:43:08]
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Shades of Jurassic Park are appearing in Rockbridge County.
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[SUPER=03-Glasgow;]

On Monday, six dinosaur-replicas showed up near a handful of businesses in Glasgow. The life-sized monsters are the work of local creator Mark Cline. His wife says they hope the unusual attractions will draw tourists who'd normally stop at Natural Bridge. Glasgow's Town Manager says he didn't know anything about the dinosaurs until they appeared Monday but that it's okay with him if they remain. The dinosaurs will stay put for at least two weeks, possibly longer if they succeed in drawing visitors to the area.
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[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Wall Street ended yesterday in positive territory. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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((STOCKS REGAINED UPWARD TRACTION IN AFTERNOON TRADING TUESDAY. AFTER AN UP-AND-DOWN MORNING, INVESTORS TOOK NEW NOTICE OF AN OVERSOLD MARKET AND BOUGHT INTO IT. THE DOW GAINED 77 POINTS ON THE DAY. THE NASDAQ WAS UP SEVEN. AS PREDICTED MONDAY BY FIGURES OUT OF CHICAGO, U-S MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY SHRANK IN MARCH FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE MONTHS. THE INSTITUTE FOR SUPPLY MANAGEMENT SAID ITS MANUFACTURING INDEX FOR MARCH FELL TO 46-POINT-TWO -- THE LOWEST LEVEL SINCE NOVEMBER 2001. A READING OF LESS THAN 50 INDICATES CONTRACTION IN THE SECTOR., THE THREE MAJOR U.S. AUTOMAKERS REPORTED LOWER SALES FOR CARS AND LIGHT TRUCKS IN MARCH. EXECUTIVES ACKNOWLEDGED THAT NEW ZERO-INTEREST FINANCING OFFERS ARE DUE TO WEAKENING CONSUMER DEMAND. G-M AND THE U-S CHRYSLER GROUP BOTH REPORTED THREE PERCENT DECLINES IN THEIR DAILY SALES RATES IN MARCH. FORD SALES FELL ABOUT EIGHT PERCENT. U-S CHAIN STORES LAST WEEK POSTED THEIR BIGGEST DROP IN RETAIL SALES SINCE DECEMBER. MANAGERS SAY CONSUMERS STAYED HOME TO WATCH DEVELOPMENTS IN THE WAR. INSTINET RESEARCH SAYS SALES FOR THE WEEK ENDED MARCH 29TH FELL TWO-POINT-EIGHT PERCENT FROM THE PRIOR YEAR. SOME RETAILERS QUESTIONED THE COMPARISON. LAST YEAR'S SALES WERE BOOSTED BY EASTER SHOPPING. WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF I'M STAN CASE .))








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[11Mosley]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC59:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Lynchburg teenager says he'll testify against four other men charged with a fatal beating if it helps HIM avoid a murder charge as well.
19-year-old Quinten Lamont Mosley (MOZE-lee) pleaded guilty yesterday to voluntary manslaughter in the death of 28-year-old Ronald L. Brooks Junior last year.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/June]


Brooks was attacked in the 100 block of Jackson Street where authorities say he had gone to buy drugs.
Mosley admits to kicking Brooks once in the shoulder.. but says the others were much more involved than he was.
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[SOT 10:51:06]
[IN Q=I think it]

((WANDA YODER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I THINK IT WILL HELP THEIR CASE YES, BECAUSE I THINK SOME OF THE OTHER DEFENDANTS HAVE A DIFFERENT SET OF FACTS THAT THEY WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO BELIEVE OCCURRED ON THIS DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Wanda Yoder/Defense Attorney]
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[OUT Q=on this day.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mosley won't be sentenced until after he testifies against the other defendants.
Their trials get underway later this spring. (------------)