[Levinson-Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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



Allied forces are at the gates of Baghdad, and have already taken control of most of the city's airport.
But it hasn't been without bloodshed.
U-S Marines are reporting that about 25-hundred Iraqi Republican Guard members have surrendered between the cities of Kut and Baghdad.
Gunshots have been heard from inside the airport, about 10 miles from the center of the Iraqi capital.
Several firefights left hundreds of Iraqi soldiers dead.
Coalition forces have also hit Iraqi Air Force headquarters.
And the lights are still out in Baghdad.
Drew Levinson is in Kuwait City this morning, and joins us now with an update.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=201-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
[SUPER=205-Kuwait City, Kuwait;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=after a night]
[SUPER=203-Baghdad, Iraq;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]


((
AFTER A NIGHT ATTACK--BAGHDAD'S AIRPORT HAS BEEN SEIZED BY GROUND FORCES. AMERICAN TROOPS ARE NOW INSIDE SADAM INTERNATIONAL AND THEY HAVE SEALED OFF THE ENTRANCE. THEY'RE NOW SEARCHING OUT IRAQI FORCES. AS THE TROOPS MOVED IN THEY ENCOUNTERED SOME IRAQI RESISTENCE--THERE WERE SEVERAL FIREFIGHTS. THE AMERICANS DESTROYED A NUMBER OF ENEMY TANKS AND KILLED HUNDREDS OF IRAQI SOLDIERS.

(nats)

AT THE SAME TIME COALTION BOMBS RAINED DOWN ON BAGHDAD THE AIR ATTACKS DESTROYED IRAQ'S AIR FORCE HEADQUARTERS AS WELL AS PRESIDENTIAL PALACES. OVERNIGHT THERE WERE HUNDREDS OF EXPLOSIONS.. THE LIGHTS WENT OUT, BUT U-S MILITARY LEADERS SAY THE BOMBING HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.
(map)WHILE THIRD INFANTRY SOLDIERS SIT JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY....U-S

MARINES ARE COMING UP ON THE EAST SIDE. THOSE TROOPS ENDURED HEAVY FIGHTING NEAR AL KUT. AT ONE POINT THE MARINES MOWED DOWN A SMALL GROUP OF IRAQIS CARRYING AK-47'S--THE AMERICANS SAY THEY ATTEMPTED A SUICIDE CHARGE ON A TANK. MARINES ESTIMATE ABOUT 80 IRAQI FIGHTERS DIED IN THE DAY'S BATTLES.

(nats)

THE ARMY RECEIVED A MUCH WARMER RECEPTION FROM IRAQI'S IN THE RURAL AREAS OUTSIDE OF BAGHDAD. SOLDIERS TOSSED OUT FRISBEES TO KIDS WHILE THE CROWD WAVED.. AND SHOUTED "WELCOME" AND "HELLO MISTER BUSH".
))


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


[POW-Therapy]


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

Jessica Lynch has been freed - but her battle isn't over yet. There are still psychological hurdles for her to overcome. Elizabeth Cohen explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Even if Jessica]
[SUPER=203-Atlanta, GA]
[SUPER=201-E. Cameron Ritchie/Army Psychiatrist; :17]
[SUPER=204-1994; :41]
[SUPER=201-Greg Lynch, Jr./Jessica's Brother; 1:14]
[SUPER=204-1991; 1:21 - QUICK]
[SUPER=201-Dale Storr/Gulf War Prisoner of War; 1:46]
[SUPER=201-Elizabeth Cohen/Reporting;]
[RUNS=2:08]
[OUT Q=OF HER DECOMPRESSION]

(( EVEN IF JESSICA LYNCH WERE PHYSICALLY HEALTHY, SHE WOULDN'T BE GOING HOME RIGHT AWAY TO HER FAMILY... MILITARY PSYCHIATRISTS SAY RELEASED POW'S NEED TIME...TIME, IN MILITARY LINGO, TO "DECOMPRESS" AFTER BEING HELD PRISONER. "When They Come From That Environment To One With Well Wishers And Stimuli And Sounds, That Can Just Implode On Them And Become Disoriented And Confused." COL. ELSPETH RICHIE IS A PSYCHIATRIST WHO HELPED ARMY CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER BOBBY HALL AFTER HIS RELEASE FROM NORTH KOREA IN 1994. PART OF THE THERAPY... SIMPLY TALKING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. "They May Feel Bad Some Of Their Fellow Soldiers Were Killed, That They Shoulda, Coulda Done Something, And They May Not Want To Talk About That With The Outside World." ANOTHER HURDLE FOR POW'S: THE MEDIA SPOTLIGHT. SHE MIGHT NOT BE READY FOR THE ATTENTION HER FAMILY IS ALREADY RECEIVING. "She asked if she was in the hometown paper. She doesn't understand the kind of attention she's getting." AND HOW DO POW'S FAIR PSYCHOLOGICALLY IN THE LONG-TERM? THAT ALL DEPENDS. DR. RICHIE, AN EXPERT ON KOREAN WAR VETERANS, SAID FOR SOME OF THEM, THEIR LIVES WERE RUINED BY THE EXPERIENCE. BUT THAT'S NOT TRUE FOR EVERYONE. AFTER MORE THAN 5 YEARS IN THE HANOI HILTON, JOHN MCCAIN WENT ON TO BECOME A SENATOR AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. LT. COL. DALE STORR SPENT 33 DAYS IN IRAQI CAPTIVITY IN THE FIRST GULF WAR. "I try to hope that it's changed me for the better, and maybe it will make her a stronger person. I'm sure of it. She sounds like a pretty tough kid to begin with, and i think this is only going to make her better."
EACH POW HAS A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE...MUCH OF HOW THE RESPOND DEPENDS ON HOW THEY WERE TREATED WHILE IN CAPTIVITY... THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DETAILS JESSICA LYNCH WILL DISCUSS WITH MILITARY THERAPISTS AS PART OF HER DECOMPRESSION. ))

[ANCHOR=KIM]
[SS=HOLD]

That was Elizabeth Cohen reporting

[11BMI]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC1:46:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Orders for military shelters produced right here in Western Virginia are on the rise because of the war.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Fairfield/November 2002;]

Fairfield's Bea Maurer Incorporated says employees are working extra hours to meet the need for Base-X military shelters. The company's rapid deployment portable shelters become active military hospitals and command centers. Even though BMI prepared for combat with Iraq by increasing inventory and production, officials say demand has been so high that they're shipping many shelters each week directly to military units in the Middle East and elsewhere.
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[11Glass-Renovations]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC36:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Freshmen at E-C Glass will have to deal with lots of dodging bulldozers, dust, and banging for the next three years - but they will also be the first to graduate from a fully-renovated facility.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The city is spending 28 million dollars to completely overhaul and update the 50-year-old school.
They'll be adding a 12-classroom science wing, an auxiliary gymnasium and a new heating and air conditioning system.
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[SOT 3:54:11]
[IN Q=We have teachers]

((JAMES MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE HAVE TEACHERS AT THIS EXEMPLARY HIGH SCHOOL WHO FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS ARE GOING TO WORK AGGRESSIVELY TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR STUDENTS PROSPER EDUCATIONALLY, BUT ALSO PROSPER EMOTIONALLY.))
[SUPER=01-James McCormick/Lynchburg School Superintendent]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=also prosper emotionally.]
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[VO-NAT]


The renovations will keep the architectural and historic significance of the school intact.
The project has qualified for about two million dollars in historic tax credits.
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[11Tax-Tips]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Tax day is now only 11 days away - and the I-R-S hopes more people will file returns on-line.
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[VO-NAT :07]

Officials say the free, fast accurate service is another alternative to waiting in line at the post office.
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[SOT 01:10:15]
[IN Q=it will]

((GLORIA WAJCIECHOWSKI/IRS SPOKESMAN; IT WILL REACH COLLECTIVELY OVER 60-PERCENT OF ALL TAXPAYERS IN THE NATION AND IN VIRGINIA ALONE THAT'S OVER TWO MILLION TAXPAYERS THAT CAN BENEFIT BY USING THE SOFTWARE FOR FREE AND ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTING AND THAT'S A BIG COST SAVINGS TO THE TAXPAYER.))
[SUPER=01-Gloria Wajciechowski/IRS Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=TO THE TAXPAYER.]
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[VO-NAT]

Some taxpayers are also eligible to file over the phone. I-R-S officials say if you are unable to meet the April 15th deadline, it's important to file for an extension.
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[6Warner-tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC06:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Philip Morris says it isn't just blowing smoke over claims the company may not make a multi-million dollar payment to the Commonwealth if it has to pay a multi- BILLION dollar bond to another state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


An Illinois judge ordered Philip Morris to post a 12-BILLION dollar bond to appeal a recent court ruling.
Philip Morris officials say paying the bond could prevent the company from making a scheduled payment of 52 million dollars to Virginia.
Forty percent of that payment goes straight into the state's treasury.
The loss of those funds would leave a 21-MILLION dollar dent in the state's budget.
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[SOT 12:44:43]
[IN Q=LIKE MOST STATES WE'RE]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: LIKE MOST STATES WE'RE HOPING THAT PHILIP MORRIS AND THE OTHER TOBACCO COMPANIES WILL CONTINUE TO HONOR THE MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=THE MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT.]
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[VO-NAT]


The payment is due April 15th.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news,
Saudi Prince isn't pulling out of the U-S Market, Microsoft gives in and the Bulls and Bears continue to battle it out.
Alexis Christoforous has more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Saudi Prince ]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((SAUDI PRINCE ALWALEED BIN TALAL TELLS CBS MARKETWATCH THAT HE AND AND OTHER ARAB INVESTORS ARE NOT PULLING MONEY OUT OF THE U-S STOCK MARKET. PRINCE ALWALEED IS THE LARGEST SHAREHOLDER IN CITIGROUP.. HE ALSO HAS SIGNFICIANT HOLDINGS IN AOL TIME WARNER, EASTMAN KODAK AND APPLE COMPUTER.
REGARDING THE WAR IN IRAQ, THE SAUDI PRINCE SAID HE IS QUOTE "ALL FOR SADDAM TO LEAVE" AND SAID WHEN THE WAR IS OVER, HE WOULD LIKE TO INVEST IN THE REBUILDING OF THE IRAQ.
ON WALL STREET.. THE BULLS AND BEARS WERE IN A TUG OF WAR ON WALL STREET AS TRADERS CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE WAR DEVELOPMENTS...

(gr)

THE DOW SANK 44 POINTS

(gR)

THE NASDAQ ENDED NEAR THE FLATLINE.

(oc)

ON THE STOCKS TO WATCHLIST:

(gr)

MICROSOFT - BOWING TO US GOVERMENT DEMANDS.. MICROSOFT WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR COMPUTERS USERS TO SUBSTITUTE RIVAL WEB BROWERS FOR THE COMPANY'S INTERNET EXPLORER THE CHANGES MAY BOOST THE USE OF REALPLAYER MUSIC AND VIDEO DOWNLOADING AND WEB BROWSER NETSCAPE

(gr)

DESPITE THE SOUR ECONOMY.. SALES AT STARBUCKS ARE PERCOLTAING.. THE COFFEE RETAIL CHAIN SAYS SALES AT STORES OPEN T LEAST A YEAR JUMPED UP 7 PERCENT IN MARCH.. THAT WAS BETTER THAN ANALYST ESTIMATES AND AT THE HIGH END OF THE COMPANY'S OWN FORECASTS.

(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]


[11Accident-581]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC1:13:22]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


An accident on Interstate 581 slowed rush hour traffic yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A tractor trailer overturned as the driver was getting onto the highway from Orange Avenue.
The accident closed several lanes and caused a major backup on the interstate and the streets around it.
Last night, workers came in and unloaded the 40-thousand pounds of dog food so the tractor trailer could be righted.

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[11Work-Zones]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=cpa]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC1:46:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke Catholic Drivers-ed students got a jumpstart on Work Zone Awareness Week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Vice President of Lanford Brothers Road and Bridge Company presented a mock construction zone to three classes, complete with road signs, and safety equipment the contruction workers wear on the job.
He hopes the message will transfer from the classroom to the roadway.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="The biggest thing..."]
[SUPER=01-Alan Soltis/Lanford Brothers Co. Vice-President]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=...in a split second."]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Work Zone Awareness Week is next week.
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[BUMP]

[Cherry-Blossoms]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It took a while, but now the nation's capital is in full bloom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Washington's Cherry Blossoms have arrived.
They usually make their grand entrance during the Cherry Blossom Festival, which typically takes place during the last week of March.
However, this year's festival would lose its luster, thanks to the harsh winter weather.
The trees didn't begin blooming until AFTER the festival.
The Cherry Blossoms were a gift of friendship to the U-S from Japan during the 1920s.
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[BUMP]

[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

Roanoke police are investigating an early morning shooting.
Police are saying only that there are "multiple victims" and at least one death. A police spokeswoman says it happened around 3 this morning at a home on the 800 block of Madison Avenue. No further details are available at this time.



[11Motel-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=503-07 TC12:56]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

A small fire sparked some concern yesterday for a Roanoke motel.
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[VO-NAT - :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]

Smoke started pouring out of the Days Inn on Orange Avenue around 9 o'clock yesterday morning. The fire started in a storage room that was filled with rolls of carpeting. Firefighters quickly controlled the blaze, but estimated it did about 50-thousand dollars in damage. 5 adjoining rooms did suffer significant smoke damage. Nobody was injured, and there is no word on what caused the fire.
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[11Danville-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]

New jobs are coming to Danville. Columbia Flooring says it will add a third shift at its plant and hire 50-workers. The company is investing one-point-six-million dollars in expanding its hardware floor manufacturing operations. Columbia already employs 159-people. The company is a division of Columbia Forest Products, North America's largest manufacturer of hardwood plywood and veneer.

[11Grucci]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC14:25]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Another company's expansion means more new jobs, this time in Radford. Grucci (Grew-chee), a fireworks and pyrotechnic manufacturing firm, says it will hire 53-people at its existing facility in the Radford Arsenal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape;]

Grucci began manufacturing at the Arsenal in January 19-97. The company says it will invest one-hundred-thousand-dollars to expand operations and distribution.
Grucci produces fireworks displays for many high-profile special events and provides pyrotechnic components to the Department of Defense. The company is based on Long Island, New York.
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[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, Unemployment soared during the last week of March, Dell's outlook is strong and G-E edges out Microsoft. Stan Case has those stories more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=General Electric is back]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case]


((GENERAL ELECTRIC IS BACK ON TOP AS THE MOST VALUABLE CORPORATION IN AMERICA. AT LEAST, THAT'S THE INDICATION IF YOU MEASURE BY MARKET CAPITALIZATION. G-E SHARES GAINED HALF-A-DOLLAR ON THURSDAY, AND WHEN YOU MULTIPLY THAT NEW SHARE PRICE BY THE TEN-BILLION G-E SHARES, YOU GET A MARKET VALUE OF 27-POINT-55 BILLION DOLLARS. THAT NUMBER JUST EDGED OUT MICROSOFT WHICH ENDED THE DAY WORTH A PALTRY 25-AND-THREE-QUARTER BILLION. FOR A LOOK AT MORE OF THE DAYS FINANCIAL NEWS, HERE'S STAN CASE WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF. --REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS-- UNCERTAINTY ABOUT THE NEXT MOVE IN IRAQ COUPLED WITH A GLOOMY EMPLOYMENT PICTURE HAD STOCK TRADERS MOVING CAUTIOUSLY THURSDAY. THE DOW LOST 44 POINTS. THE NASDAQ WAS ABOUT EVEN. NEW JOBLESS CLAIMS SURGED LAST WEEK. THE LABOR DEPARTMENT SAYS THE NUMBERS POINT TO A WEAK LABOR MARKET IN A MORIBUND ECONOMY. THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS FILING NEW UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS ROSE TO 445-THOUSAND IN THE WEEK ENDED MARCH 29. THAT'S UP FROM 407-THOUSAND THE WEEK BEFORE. INFORMED SOURCES SAY CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON WILL BE ONE OF TWO FIRMS THAT GET WHACKED THE HARDEST IN WALL STREET'S "TAINTED-RESEARCH" SCANDAL. C-S-F-B AND CITIGROUP ARE THE ONLY ONES REGULATORS INTEND TO CHARGE WITH SOME FORM OF SECURITIES FRAUD WHEN THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS ARE FILED AGAINST A DOZEN WALL STREET FIRMS. OTHERS WILL FACE LESSER CHARGES. SHARES OF DELL COMPUTER ROSE MORE THAN TWO PERCENT AFTER THE FIRM BACKED ITS OUTLOOK FOR AN 18 PERCENT JUMP IN FIRST-QUARTER REVENUE. THE COMPANY SAYS DEMAND FOR ITS COMPUTER PRODUCTS HAS REMAINED STRONG. UNLIKE OTHER TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES, DELL HAS INCREASED REVENUES AMID A SHARP DOWNTURN IN TECHNOLOGY. ANALYSTS CREDIT HIGH-VOLUME, AND LOW-COST PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION, WHICH ENABLES DELL TO KEEP PRICES LOW WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF I'M STAN CASE ))




[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [COMM]


[Chinatown-SARS]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=SARS]


The tourism industry in Asia is taking a hit because of the SARS outbreak.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]


But the illness is also taking its toll here in the States.
Cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome have caused alarm in hospitals and in Boston's Chinatown.
Some say the area has become a ghost gown.
Not only tourists, but regular customers are staying away.
Besides restaurants, travel agencies have also felt the pinch from the SARS epidemic.
According to one agency, business is down 80- percent.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[SARS]


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


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI;]

In Detroit, health care workers are on alert at one hospital.
Officials at Oakwood Hospital suspect that at least one patient there may have been exposed to SARS.
Detroit- area hospitals are now taking extra precautions when it comes to admitting new patients.
Hospital workers have been equipped with goggles, face masks and rubber gloves when they question incoming patients suffering from respiratory problems.
In particular, they're asking patients if they've have traveled to China, Vietnam or Hong Kong.
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[11Bedford-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


It apparently was "not" the mystery illness SARS that killed a man in Bedford County yesterday.. but authorities still have not determined how he died.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forest/Yesterday]


The 42-year-old man was visiting his sister from his home in Holland when she found him dead Wednesday morning.
He reportedly had been suffering from cold and flu-like symptoms.
An autopsy yesterday ruled out SARS as a cause of death.. authorities say they're still waiting on the results of toxicology tests.
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[11Giles-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A body found Wednesday in the New River IS that of a Roanoke man who's been missing since early last month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./March 8;]

A medical examiner identified the body as 50-year-old John Wagner. Wagner and his friend 36-year-old Ty Hodges disappeared after the boat they were fishing in capsized. Authorities found Wagner's body near the Celanese Plant in Giles County, the same general area where a railway employee discovered Hodges' body last week.
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[Soldier-Home]


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


She served in Iraq protecting camps and guarding Iraqi prisioners of war - but this week Private Jessica Acosta returned home. She's is at her Oregon home to pay her last respects to the man who inspired her military career - her father. John Flick has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Portland, OR]
[SUPER=201-Jessica Acosta/U. S. Soldier;]
[SUPER=201-John Flick/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=serve her country]
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=HOLD]


That was John Flick reporting.[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

Roanoke police are investigating an early morning shooting.
Police are saying only that there are "multiple victims" and at least one death. A police spokeswoman says it happened around 3 this morning at a home on the 800 block of Madison Avenue. No further details are available at this time.



[11First-Responder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Blacksburg officials are hoping to use the latest technology to alert residents in emergency situations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The town recently installed an emergency notification system called First Responder. The system is set up to automatically send general and emergency information to a person's cell phone, email or palm pilot.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 43:22]
[IN Q=RIGHT NOW]

((HEATHER BROWNING/TOWN SPOKESPERSON: 43:22 RIGHT NOW WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON THE DAY TO DAY PUBLIC NOTIFICATION ASPECT OF FIRST RESPONDER AND THEN MOVE TO THE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SIDE OF IT. IT'S AN EXCITING TOOL AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING AN EXTRA COMMUNICATION OUTLET AVAILABLE TO US TO HELP US COMMUNICATE WITH THE CITIZENS BETTER :38))
[SUPER=01-Heather Browning/Blacksburg Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=THE CITIZENS BETTER]
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[VO-NAT]

Browning says the town is one of only four communities in the country with this type of system. She says they hope to have the system fully in place by the summer.
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[11Police-Sculptor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC24:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Next Spring, the Roanoke Police Department will unveil a memorial to fallen officers.
Yesterday, members of the force helped a Blacksburg artist flesh out his vision for the project.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]


A half dozen officers posed for sculptor Lawrence Bechtel (beck-TEL) and photographer Diane Goff.
Bechtel says the session will help him capture the relationship between the kneeling officer and the wounded colleague he is comforting.
Members of the department say they're pleased the work is under way.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:36]
[IN Q=It did take a long time]

((RICK MORRISON/ROANOKE CITY POLICE OFFICER: IT DID TAKE A LONG TIME, BUT IT'S GOOD THAT THE PROCESS WENT LIKE THIS SO WE KNOW THAT WE'RE DOING THIS RIGHT, SO WE GET A TRUE AND ACCURATE REFLECTION OF WHAT OUR PROFESSION AND WHAT THE MEN AND WOMEN BEFORE US THE PRICE THEY PAID.))
[SUPER=01-Rick Morrison/Roanoke City Police Officer]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=before us, the price they paid.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bechtel will start by creating a one-third life size scale model. He plans to complete the final sculpture in time for unveiling next May during National Police Memorial Week. (------------)