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Today on News 7 at 5, soldiers in Iraq find what could be barrels of chemical weapons. We'll have the latest in a live report.
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Plus we'll have more reaction to Virginia Tech's reversal of its affirmative action policy.
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Spring rains off and on for much of this week. We have the soggy details in a moment.

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Also today Congress is warned that SARS could be a real threat to America.
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The Supreme Court says Virginia CAN ban cross burning.
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Plus Mike Stevens sets the stage for tonight's college basketball championship. News 7 at 5 is next.

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Word that the man known as Chemical Ali may be dead.
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((AS FOR ALI WE HAVE SOME STRONG INDICATIONS HE WAS KILLED IN A RAID ON FRIDAY NIGHT.))
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[vo-nat] And a discovery in Iraq today involving what officials believe may turn out to be chemical weapons.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The U-S military is testing samples from a site where soldiers found suspicious material.
U-S officials say they won't know for sure until tests at labs in the U-S are finished.
The Army's 101st Airborne Division made the discovery.
The Bush Administration says they don't know where Saddam Hussein is, but they do know he no longer controls much of Iraq.
Chris Lawrence is following the story and he joins us live from Kuwait with more.
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((American troops and tanks charged into the heart of Baghdad and the center of Saddam Husseins world. They captured two presidential palaces and took over. Unidentified Soldier: "We're in somebody else's house and he doesn't want us here. But some Iraqi troops refuse to just give up. They fired assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades at U-S forces in the center of Baghdad. And two soldiers and two journalists were killed in what officials say could have been an Iraqi rocket attack. The relentless bombing has taken its toll on residents and the places they live.
Water is scarce hospitals overwhelmed and doctors say theyre short of anesthetics and equipment. But U-S commanders say the assault is almost over. Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld: "Circle is closing and time is running out." To the south British troops seized another palace in Basra where the city is occupied but not completely under control. Some residents are looting and Iraqi militiamen still roam the streets. But many others have welcomed British troops with cheers. Major Chris Flanagan: "The reception has been extremely positive....it's the best we've seen so far."
And while the British tighten their grip on Basra, officials are almost ready to confirm theyve killed one of Saddams most brutal commanders. Ali Hassan al-Majid ordered a poison gas attack that killed thousands of Kurds and earned him the infamous nickname "Chemical Ali."))

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Virginia's ban on cross burning is constitutional.... that's the word today from the U-S Supreme Court.
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The court voted 6-to-3 to uphold Virginia's 50-year old law banning cross burning with the intent to intimidate.
The Court ruled that the history of racial intimidation attached to a burning cross outweighs free speech concerns.


Attorney General Jerry Kilgore defended the law before the high court last year after it had been struck down by the Virginia Supreme Court.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: WE'VE ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT BURNING A CROSS IS AN ACT OF INTIMIDATION. IT'S A CRIME AND THAT FREE SPEECH CERTAINLY DOES NOT PROTECT ONE FROM THESE TYPES OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES.))
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The decision was based on two incidents that took place in 1998.
One case was in Virginia Beach.
The other was in Carroll County where a Pennsylvania Klan member, Barry Black, was convicted of burning a 30-foot cross on private land.
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The suspect was arraigned today in Friday's shooting of a Roanoke woman and her children. So far, Clinton Andrew Brathwaite faces one count of murder and two firearms charges.
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The prosecutor indicated the 30-year old suspect is likely to be indicted next month on additional charges. A preliminary hearing has been set for May 12th. The public defender's office was appointed to represent Brathwaite.

In the meantime, the Acting Commonwealth's Attorney said she would oppose bond, citing the heinous facts of the case and Brathwaite's criminal record.
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Coming up next on the newscast, some of the nation's leading doctors tell Congress that SARS is a real problem that needs attention.
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Plus we'll see what one hospital is doing to make the birthing process a lot more comfortable for the entire family.


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Virginia Tech officials say they never should have changed their discrimination policy in the first place.
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The university's board of visitors voted yesterday to reverse its decision last month to cut affirmative action from its admissions and hiring policy. All along, the board said it eliminated race-and gender-based programs to follow state laws against discrimination. But after looking closely at the policy, officials now say they made a mistake.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VT SPOKSEPERSON: 25:19 OUR PROBLEM IS THAT WE MAY HAVE CERTAIN PRACTICES THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE LEGAL UNDER THE CURRENT INTERPRETATION OF THE USE OF RACE IN CERTAIN KINDS OF CONSIDERATIONS, THAT'S WHAT WE'VE GOT TO DO 2531 POLICY DIDN'T NEED TO BE CHANGED 2533))
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By rescinding its actions from the March 10th meeting, the board also restored discrimination protection for gays and lesbians. Hincker says all of these changes could still be reversed, pending the outcome of the Supreme's Court's decision in the affirmative action case at the University of Michigan.
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome is getting a lot of attention in Washington.
Experts told law makers on capitol hill, they need to take it very seriously.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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((AT A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING, HEALTH OFFICIALS MADE IT CLEAR, SARS IS AN EPIDEMIC.

-SOT-DR ANTHONY FAUCI, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

We are truly in the middle of the evolution of an epidemic. We just dont know whether its going to peak and then go down, or then go down and come back up in in the season.
THE NUMBERS CHANGE DAILY NEARLY 100 DEATHS 2301 INFECTED INTERNATIONALLY 148 CASES OF SARS IN THE U.S. IN 30 STATES. NO ONE HAS DIED HEREBUT CANADA HAS BEEN HIT HARD.

-SOT-DR COLIN DCUNHA, CANADIAN HEALTH COMMISSIONER


Its with regret that I announce and condol with the family and friends of an 8th individual who passed away this morning.
IN ONTARIO CANADA, AN ENTIRE HOSPITAL WAS QUARANTINED BECAUSE OF AN OUTBREAK. IT APPEARS ALL OF CANADAS CASES CAN BE TRACED BACK TO AN ORIGINAL CLUSTER OF TRAVELERS.

-SOT-DR. JULIE GERBERDING, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL


This is a Corona virus called corona because this section looks like a crown. Corona viruses cause diseases in a whole array of animals and birds.
SARS LIKELY JUMPED FROM AN ANIMAL TO HUMAN IN SOUTHERN CHINA ITS CONTAGIOUS THROUGH COUGHING AND SNEEZING
A MASK CAN HELP PREVENT ITS SPREADESPECIALLY IF YOURE ON A FLIGHT WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE TRAVELED TO AFFECTED AREAS AND MAY BE CONTAGIOUS. HEALTH OFFICIALS RECOMMEND POSTPONING NON ESSENTIAL TRIPS TO CHINA SINGAPORE AND VIETNAM

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what people can do right now is be informed. Stay up to date, understand where the epidemic is.
SARS HAS A MORTALITY RATE OF ABOUT 4 PERCENT, ROUGHLY THE SAME AS MEASLES. BY COMPARISON LAST YEAR MORE THAN 20-THOUSAND IN THE U.S. DIED FROM THE FLU. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

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Having a baby is a life changing experience, especially for new moms.
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Jennifer Wishon is here to tell us about a local facility that's taken many steps to make their patient's stay a bit more comfortable.
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Jean--
When most people think about hospital rooms they think white, sterile and florescent lights.
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But rooms in the new mother, baby unit at The New River Valley Medical Center look more like hotel rooms.
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((((Nats of Cleo talking 7:15:24)) The unit was only about six months old when hospital officials realized there weren't enough rooms to accommodate all the expectant moms who wanted to deliver there. Six new rooms were added that are unique for both patients and staff.
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((CLEO WILLIAMS/REGISTERED NURSE: TYPICALLY, YEARS AGO, WE DID MOVE PATIENTS. THEY WOULD LABOR AND DELIVERY IN ONE AREA AND THEN WE WOULD MOVE THEM TO ANOTHER AREA FOR POSTPARTUM SO PATIENTS REALLY LIKE THE ONE ROOM CONCEPT AND NOT TO HAVE TO BE MOVED.))
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The one room concept allows patients to labor, deliver and recover all in the same room. Hospital staff likes the idea because it cuts down on cleanup. The rooms are large enough to accommodate family members during delivery and there's even a pull out sofa for dad.
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((CLEO WILLIAMS/REGISTERED NURSE: WE HAVE LITTLE ROCKING CHAIRS FOR THE MOMS TO USE AND WE HAVE THE JACUZZIS THAT IF MOM CHOOSES TO USE AS A COMFORT MEASURE DURING LABOR SHE CAN DO SO.))
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There was no skimping on technology either. Each room has a fetal monitor that allows nurses to monitor babies in other rooms. After delivery, mothers can also step out to the garden and stretch their legs.))
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Williams says the idea behind the hospital's facility and approach to patients is designed to cater to each mother's personality.
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And Jean for local flare, each room in the mother, baby unit has it's own P. Buckley Moss print.

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Meanwhile there is some new advice for mothers who are breast feeding.
While they still contend breast milk is best, some doctors think children may need a little more.
Dr. Sean Kenniff explains.
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((TRACK: 5-WEEK OLD RONNIE SURE IS A CUTIEAND AT MORE THAN 12-POUNDS -- OBVIOUSLY A GOOD EATER. BUT HIS MOM-LIKE MOST--STILL WORRIES ABOUT HIS NUTRITION.

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IM CONCERNED THAT MAYBE WITH THE BREAST-FEEDING - IF HES NOT GETTING THE SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF MILK AND STUFF LIKE THAT-TO SUPPLEMENT HIM-TO HELP HIM.
TRACK: THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS SHARES PAULINES CONCERNAND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AWHILE, THE AGENCY IS RECOMMENDING CHILDREN GET VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTSSTARTING IN THE FIRST 2 MONTHS OF LIFE AND CONTINUING ALL THE WAY INTO ADOLESCENCE.

SOT: DR. DAVID HORWITZ/NYU MEDICAL CTR.

THE CONCERN IS VITAMIN D DEFICIENCIES BEFORE THEY BECOME CLINICALLY APPARENT MAY IN FACT BE THERE IN MANY PEOPLE.
AND AMONG THE TINIEST OF THEM: BREAST-FED BABIES-WHO GET LESS VITAMIN D FROM THEIR MOM THAN THEY WOULD FROM FORMULAS AND REGULAR WHOLE MILK.

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VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTATIONS IN BOTH REGULAR FORMULAS AND IN FACT REGULAR MILK PROVIDE ADEQUATE VITAMIN D FOR BABIES - AS LONG AS THEY TAKE 500ML-APPROXIMATELY 15-OUNCES A DAY.
TRACK: BUT IF THEY DONT-- A VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY COULD LEAD TO THE BONE-DEFORMING CONDITION: RICKETS. (NAT)
STANDUP : NO ONE WANTS MOMS TO STOP BREAST-FEEDING - WHICH HAS BENEFITS OF ITS OWNNOR DOES ANYONE WANT CHILDREN TO BE EXPOSED TO
VITAMIN-D PRODUCING ULTRAVIOLENT RAYS ---BECAUSE THEY ALSO --RAISE THE

RISK OF SKIN CANCER.
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WHENEVER THE MEDICAL PROFESSION RECOMMENDS NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS - ITS ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND THAT TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING IS BAD.
TRACK: FOR NOW.GOOD IS DEFINED AS 200 INTERNATIONAL UNITS OF VITAMIN D - PER DAY. DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS))

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Coming up a little bit later in the newscast, an actor who has the reputation of being a ladies' man ties the knot.


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[VO] But first, the calendar may say April, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature.
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The Calendar says Spring, but it still feels like winter from the Midwest to the Northeast.
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Mother Nature threw a curve striking out home openers in New York, Cleveland and Chicago.
Instead of April Showers it was April snow storms.
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In Philadelphia, budding flowers are now blanketed by snow- something that hasn't happened in April in more than two decades.
The Winter weather made road conditions hazardous, cancelling classes for some students and flights for some travellers.
Forecasters are predicting better days ahead.
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Coming up in Sports, the Brave go on a power surge. Mike Stevens will have the highlights.
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Plus actor Russell Crowe spares no expense to celebrate his birthday and wedding.
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On Wall Street today, the markets gained ground on news of coalition advances in Baghdad over the weekend. However, a powerful opening rally lost steam as the day wore on. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to today's Ticker on Championship Monday. March Madness comes to a close on this the 7th day of April as the NCAA champion will be crowned tonight in the Superdome in New Orleans. [go to pinnacle 13040]
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Kansas takes on Syracuse tonight right here on WDBJ-7. The coverage from the dome begins at nine, and the tip-off is set for 9:22pm. It's the ultimate prize up for grabs tonight.
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The major leagues schedule is mostly centered around games this afternoon, as the league tries to get out of the way of tonight's NCAA championship game. The Braves played this afternoon and won.
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Their games with the Marlins was scoreless in the 6th when the Braves pulled off a rare offensive triple play. Gary Sheffield opened the frame by hitting a solo homer off Carl Pavano. The next batter up - Chipper Jones then tagged Pavona with a shot that just gets out in left field. It's Chipper's first homer of the season and it's 2-to-nothing. Andruw Jones then completed the back-to-back-to-back barrage with a solo blast of his own to right center.
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The Braves beat the Marlins as four pitchers combine for a 3-to-nothing shutout.
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"Gladiator" star Russell Crowe may have to give up some of his barbaric ways now that he is married.
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Crowe celebrated his 39th birthday today by marrying longtime girlfriend Danielle Spencer.
The couple tied the knot at a chapel on Crowe's ranch in Australia. Spencer arrived at the ceremony in a motorcade of two Mercedes, a pickup truck and two police cars -- led by three men on motorcycles. Media reports put the cost of the wedding at 600-thousand-dollars.


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