[Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Despite having U-S troops only 20 miles outside of Baghdad the Iraqis are showing they still have some firepower.
Enemy forces were able to shoot two U-S military aircraft.
At least seven soldiers were killed.
A rescue team is searching for the fighter pilot.
Meanwhile, U-S troops are on the move again, preparing for a fight in the Iraqi capital.
But there is word that members of the Iraqi Republican Guard are headed their way.
Drew Levinson is in Kuwait, and joins us now with the latest.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=201-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
[SUPER=205-Kuwait City, Kuwait;]


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[SUPER=204-Iraqi TV;]
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[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=205-Kuwait City, Kuwait;]

(( THE DARK IRAQI SKY PROVED DEADLY FOR THE U-S FORCES IN THE AIR. IRAQI T-V IS SHOWING THE WRECKAGE OF AN AMERICAN F-18 HORNET. MILITARY LEADERS CONFIRM THE PLANE WAS SHOT DOWN SOUTH OF BAGHDAD. IRAQI SOLDIERS HIT THE JET WITH A SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE....IT'S THE FIRST TIME THE ENEMY HAS BROUGHT DOWN AN AMERICAN FIGHTER. IN THE SAME AREA IRAQIS USED SMALL ARMS FIRE TO SHOOT DOWN A BLACK HAWK HELICOPTER. THE MILITARY CONFIRMS AT LEAST SIX SOLDIERS WERE KILLED.

(nats)

THE U-S IS EXPECTED TO SUFFER MANY MORE CAUSALITIES IF AND WHEN THEY LAUNCH AN OFFENSIVE INTO BAGHDAD.
(map)RIGHT NOW MARINES ARE WITHIN 30 MILES OF IRAQ'S CAPITOL.

LEAD ELEMENTS OF THE ARMY'S THIRD INFANTRY ARE WITHIN 20 MILES.
(vo)(Iraqi TV)BUT THE FIGHT MAY BE COMING TO THEM.

THERE ARE REPORTS THAT UNITS OF THE REPUBLICAN GUARD ARE HEADED SOUTH TOWARD THE AMERICANS.

(nats)

THIS COMES ONLY ONE DAY AFTER THE ENEMY WAS RUNNING FROM COALITION FORCES. NEAR KARBALA, A CONSTANT POUNDING OF ARTILLERY FIRE FORCED ENEMY TROOPS TO FLEE.... MANY LEAVING THEIR EQUIPMENT BEHIND. IT'S NOT KNOWN IF THOSE SOLDIERS SCATTERED OUT OR WENT BACK TO BAGHDAD TO HELP DEFEND THE CAPITAL CITY. ))



[Lynch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


"The Washington Post" is reporting that rescued P-O-W Jessica Lynch put up a fight before she was captured by the Iraqis.
The paper says Lynch kept firing, even after she was injured.
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the 19- year- old West Virginia woman is a step closer to going home.
The Army Private is at a U-S airbase in Germany.
She'll soon be transferred to a medical center in Washington, D-C.
In a phone call yesterday, Lynch told her family that she can't wait to get home.
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[11Giles-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Authorities are trying to determine the identity of a body that was found in the New River. The remains were discovered yesterday evening near the Celanese Plant in Giles County. They 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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[11Hedrick]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC1:12:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Brandon Wayne Hedrick will NOT be put to death tonight as scheduled.
Yesterday, a federal judge granted a stay of execution for the convicted killer.
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[VO-NAT 03-07 tc 1:12:43]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co./File Tape;]

Hedrick was scheduled to die tonight for the abduction, rape and murder of 23- year old Lisa Crider in Appomattox County. The state did NOT object to the request for a stay. Hedrick has exhausted his state appeals, but did NOT go all the way through the federal appellate process. One of his claims may be that he was inadequately represented at trial.
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[11XGR-Veto]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC 1:45:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The one day General Assembly veto session paid off for state workers and teachers.
Lawmakers supported Governor Warner's budget amendment, giving them a two and a quarter percent pay raise.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


However, they came two votes short in an attempt to override the governor's veto of a bill to repeal the estate tax.

Martinsville Senator Roscoe Reynolds was one of several Democrats who switched their votes on the measure.
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[SUPER=01-Del. Robert Tata/(R) Virginia Beach; :00]
[SUPER=@Edwards; :11]
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[OUT Q=OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner's veto of a "Choose Life" license plate was also upheld.
But the Republican-controlled General Assembly rejected the governor's changes to two anti-abortion measures.
Lawmakers also rejected a Warner amendment that would allow in-state tuition for illegal aliens at Virginia's public universities.
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[11Sexual-Assault]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC 1:11:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia Tech police say it has increased security on campus, after a student reported she was sexually assaulted in broad daylight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Police say the assault took place around eleven o-clock Monday morning, inside a commuter parking lot known as "the cage." Officers say the 21-year-old student doesn't remember much of what happened, but she described her attacker as a six-foot tall white man...and he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt. Officers says while they are doing everything they can to protect the students, they can't do it alone.
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[IN Q=WE DO OFFER]

((DEBRA DUNCAN/VT POLICE CHIEF: WE DO OFFER AN ESCORT SERVICE AND IT'S NOT REALLY JUST FROM DUSK TIL DAWN, WE OFFER THAT SERVICE DURING THE DAY IF YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE OR YOU DON'T FEEL SAFE JUST GIVE US A CALL THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HERE FOR 45))
[SUPER=01-Debra Duncan/Virginia Tech Police Chief;]
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[VO-NAT]

Duncan says anyone with information about the attack should contact her department.
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[11-Travel]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC1:42:37]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


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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[IN Q=]
[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]
[SUPER=@rachel2; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke]

(( An ailing aviation industry is not improving from the traditional influx of travelers in March and April.
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[SOT 01:49:33]
[IN Q=travel]

((JACKIE SHUCK/AIRPORT DIRECTOR; TRAVEL IS OFF FROM WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN OTHER YEARS THIS TIME OF THE SEASON.))
[OUT Q=SEASON]

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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[SOT 01:50:04]
[IN Q=they want]

((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.))
[OUT Q=NOT SO FAR.]

((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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[SOT 01:34:35]
[IN Q=we work]

((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.))
[OUT Q=BETTER.]

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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[SOT 01:44:43]
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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.))

[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Stocks rallied yesterday. The Dow soared 215 points and the Nasdaq gained nearly 50 points.
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 SHOT HIGHER RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE AND NEVER LOOKED BACK... NEWS THAT COALTION TROOPS ARE CLOSING IN ON BAGHDAD BOOSTED OPTIMISM THAT THE WAR MAY BE SHORTER THAN SOME FEARED.

(gr)

THE DOW RACED AHEAD 215 POINTS OR 2.6 PERCENT...

(gr)

THE NASDAQ SPRITNED 48 POINTS OR MORE THAN 3 PERCENT..

(Gr)

TECH STOCKS INCLUDING IBM, INTEL AND MICROSOFT WERE A BIG PART OF THE RALLY. INVESTORS BELIEVE COMPUTER RELATED STOCKS STAND TO GAIN THE MOST ONCE THE WAR IS OVER AND CORPORATE SPENDING INCREASES.

(gr)

TECH STOCKS COULD GET A BOOST IN THE NEXT SESSION COURTESY OF DELL COMPUTER. THE P-C MAKER IS EXPECTED TO STAND BY ITS FORECASTS FOR FIRST QUARTER SALES AND PROFIT AT AN ANALYST MEETING LATER TODAY.

(oc)

AIRLINE STOCKS ALSO GOT A BOOST ON NEWS THAT CONGRESS APPROVED A BAILOUT PACKAGE FOR THE STRUGGLING INDUSTRY.

(gr)

AMERICAN AIRLINES PARENT COMPANY SURGED FOR A THIRD STRAIGHT DAY ON NEWS LAYOFFS ANC UNION CONCESSIONS WILL HELP THE AIRLINE AVOID BANKRUPTCY.

(oc)

MARTHA STEWART'S COMPANY BONUS FOR LAST YEAR WAS NEARLY SLICED IN HALF - THE BONUS DECREASE REFLECTS THE STEEP DROP

(gr)

HER COMPANY'S STOCK SUFFERED AFTER MARTHA STEWART CAME UNDER SCRUTINY FOR HER SALE OF IMCLONE SYSTEMS STOCK. THE DOMESTIC DIVA WAS GIVEN A BONUSE OF 680-THOUSAND DOLLARS... 42 PERCENT LESS THAN THE $1.16 MILLIOIN STEWART TOOK HOME IN 2001.

(gr)

TRACK ALL THE PREMARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM AT THE NASDAQ

(oc)

I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Turkey-Bomb]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=explosion]


A bomb has exploded in front of the British consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Istanbul, Turkey;]


No injuries were reported, and only a gate was damaged.
The bomb exploded at the visa section entrance of the British consulate last night.
Police surrounded the area and launched an investigation.
Authorities say they don't know what the motive was for the attack.
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[11Holiday-Inn]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC2:12:50]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

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/Sunday;]

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 yesterday. 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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[11-Glass-Trip]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC1:02:16]
[GRAPHIC=SARS]


The World Health Organization is advising travelers to stay away from Hong Kong and parts of China at the center of the SARS outbreak.
SARS -- or severe acute respiratory syndrome -- is the highly contagious respiratory illness blamed in at least 78 deaths around the world, mostly in China.
These health concerns 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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((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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[VO-NAT]


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]

[11-China-Trips]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC2:02:56]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE]


[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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[SOT 7:16]
[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 ACCOMMODATE 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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[OUT Q=IN THESE CASES]
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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=Kim]
[SS=Hold]

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

[11Bedford-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC34:18]
[GRAPHIC=SARS]


Bedford County authorities hope an autopsy will show whether a man 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 yesterday 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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[comm #3]



[11Medical-Bills]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[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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((SHARON FARMER: WHY NOT JUST SEND YOU SOMETHING IN THE MAIL JUST TO SAY CONTINUE YOUR SAME DOSE AND FOLLOW UP IN A MONTH?))
[SUPER=07-Sharon Farmer;]
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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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[11YWCA-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm/mpu]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC05:20]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Three Lynchburg agencies are working together to tackle the problem of violence in Central Virginia.
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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 yesterday 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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[VO-NAT]


Mayor Carl Hutcherson also proclaimed this "Child Abuse Prevention Month" in Lynchburg.
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[11Mary-Baldwin]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[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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