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Today on News 7 at 5, leaders at the Pentagon say they do not know if Saddam Hussein is dead...BUT someone is still directing the Iraqi military. We'll have the latest in a live report.
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Plus the state is considering suing one of its largest employers.
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Tropical moisture is streaming northward and local flooding is possible. The forecast in just a moment.

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Also Gas Prices could keep going down. We'll tell you why.
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On Health Check, we'll see why childhood obesity can lead to more than just physical problems.
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Plus can a message in a bottle lead to romance?
News 7 at 5 is next.

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This is the scene where U-S bombs struck yesterday, but officials don't know yet whether they wiped out Saddam Hussein or other top Iraqi leaders.
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((MAJ. GENERAL STANLEY MCCHRYSTAL; WHAT WE HAVE FOR BATTLE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT RIGHT NOW IS ESSENTIALLY A HOLE IN THE GROUND, A SITE OF DESTRUCTION WHERE WE WANTED IT TO BE, WHERE WE BELIEVED HIGH-VALUE TARGETS WERE. WHERE INTELLIGENCE LED US TO BELIEVE THAT.))
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The Pentagon Spokesman went on to say they do not have battle damage assessment on exactly what individual or individuals were on site.
They say someone is still giving the Iraqi Military orders, but just who is- is not known.
Chris Lawrence is following the story and he joins us live from Kuwait with the latest.
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((AS AMERICAN TROOPS PUT THE SQUEEZE ON BAGHDAD ...SOME ROADS INTO THE CAPITAL ARE ANYTHING BUT FREE AND CLEAR. ON THE OUTSKIRTS THESE MARINES TOOK FIRE FROM SNIPERS AND ROCKET PROPELLED GRENADES. INSIDE BAGHDAD STILL NO WORD ON SADDAM HUSSEIN AND WHETHER HE ESCAPED THIS RESTAURANT BEFORE THE AIR FORCE DROPPED 2000 POUND BOMBS ON IT. Maj. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Pentagon Spokesman ``Im not losing any sleep wondering if he was there.
IN ANOTHER ATTACK, TWO JOURNALISTS WERE KILLED SEVERAL WOUNDED WHEN A U-S TANK FIRED ON THEIR HOTEL IN BAGHDAD.
Victoria Clarke/Pentagon Spokesperson "It is not safe in the war zone." THE JOURNALISTS INSIDE SAY NO ONE SAW OR HEARD ANY SHOTS BUT U-S COMMANDERS SAY THE TANKS CAME UNDER FIRE FROM THE HOTEL. McCHRYSTAL "THEY HAVE THE OBLIGATION TO RESPOND TO PROTECT THE SOLDIERS WITH THEM." AT LEAST 50 IRAQIS WERE KILLED TUESDAY WHEN THEY COUNTERATTACKED COALITION TROOPS TRYING TO CROSS THE TIGRIS RIVER. A-10 WARTHOGS HELPED END THE BATTLE BUT NOT BEFORE ONE PLANE WAS SHOT DOWN AND THE PILOT ESCAPED. ALL THE FIGHTING HAS OVERWHELMED DOCTORS HERE. AND WITH CIVILIAN CAUSALITIES MOUNTING...THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAYS HOSPITALS ARE RUNNING OUT OF SUPPLIES TO THEIR WOUNDS. ))

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President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair had been split on how to run a post war Iraq.
The Prime Minister had wanted a big political role for the United Nations.
But now those differences have been patched up.
Aleen Sirgany has more.
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(IN THEIR THIRD WAR SUMMIT IN A MONTH, PRESIDENT BUSH AND BRITISH PRIME

MINISTER TONY BLAIR WANTED TO SHOW A UNITED FRONT ON MORE THAN THE WAR AGAINST IRAQ. THIS TIME IT WAS UNITY ON POST-WAR IRAQ...AND HOW TO RUN THE COUNTRY. IT WILL START WITH A U-S GENERAL ESTABLISHING LAW AND ORDER AND THEN....

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the Iraqis are plenty capable of running Iraq and that's precisely what is going to happen
IN AN ATTEMPT TO RALLY SUPPORT FROM ANTI WAR COUNTIES LIKE FRANCE, RUSSIA AND GERMANY, THE PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER ARE PROPOSING A THREE STAGE POST WAR SCENARIO THAT INCLUDES AN INTERIM GOVERMENT....made up of iraqis. BUSH AND BLAIR WILL CHOSE THAT GOVERNMENT - TOGETHER. AND THERE WILL BE A ROLE FOR THE UNITED NATIONS.

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"WE ARE OF COURSE AGREED AS WE SAY IN OUR JOINT STATEMENT THAT THERE WILL BE A VITAL ROLE FOR THE UNITED NATIONS FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF IRAQ.
BUT FOR NOW THE PENTAGON WILL CONTROL THINGS...AND THE UN WILL HELP SUPPLY FOOD, WATER AND MEDICINE.

(STANDUP; TO COME) BUSH ....ALSO TOOK TIME OUT TO COMMENT ON SADDAM

HUSSEIN...)

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A shooting at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
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Boston police say two people are dead- a male doctor and a woman who also works at the hospital.
Both were taken to the hospital's emergency room where they were pronounced dead.
The shooting apparently happened in a building that houses both patient rooms and doctors' offices.
Police say a weapon was found in an office and they do not believe an assailant is at large.
Police say they are not ruling out murder suicide.
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Cigarette-maker Philip Morris scored a temporary victory today in its fight against a recent ten-billion-dollar verdict.
But the company is still in danger of being sued by Virginia and other states for breach of contract.
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An Illinois judge is giving the cigarette giant at least 10 days before the state can collect a 12-billion-dollar bond.
Philip Morris must post that amount in order to appeal the record verdict.
The company has said it can't afford it.
And Philip Morris has notified Virginia and other states that it may not be able to make the payments required under the national tobacco settlement.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: WE, IN TURN, HAVE GIVEN THEM NOTICE THAT IF YOU DON'T MAKE THE APRIL 15TH PAYMENT WE WOULD CONSIDER THAT A BREACH OF CONTRACT UNDER THE MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT CONTRACT AND VIRGINIA WOULD BE IN A POSITION OF CONSIDERING SUIT AGAINST PHILIP MORRIS.))
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Kilgore has joined four other attorneys general in filing a brief to ask the Illinois court to lower the bond requirement so that Philip Morris can make the payments.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the military is keeping a local company busy.
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Plus we'll tell you why gas prices could be going down even more.
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If you're planning a road trip this summer, you may not have to pay as much in gasoline as you thought.
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Word today that gas prices are expected to go down just in time for the summer travel season.
The Energy Department is forecasting an average price of one dollar and 56 cents a gallon- down from the national average now.
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((WE DO SEE PRICES TRENDING DOWNWARD AS MENTIONED BOTH BECAUSE SUPPLY IS ADEQUATE AND THE CONFIDENCE THAT THE SITUATION WILL IMPROVE ON THE SUPPLY SIDE SO WE'RE LOOKING AT GASOLINE PRICES COMIGN DOWN AS WELL AS CRUDE OIL AS THE SUMMER GOES ON.))
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Caruso did say the average could be substantially above or below "a dollar-56", but he says overall gas prices should be on the way down.

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In health check tonight,
A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that some overweight kids suffer from serious emotional problems.
In fact, children in the study ranked their quality of life similar to the scores of young cancer patients.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton spoke with a psychologist today to find out what parents can do help their child's self esteem.
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Jean, The psychologist said that parents should take this study seriously -- because not addressing a self esteem issue in your child could have consequences.
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She says a child that grows up with low self esteem is less likely to take risks in life and that could impact their future.
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Recent data has shown that 15 percent of children are severely overweight. For some parents there are more than psychical concerns for their child. Obesity carries an emotional impact as well.
Family and child psychologist Gudrun Freeman say parents should look out for the warning signs of low self esteem.
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She says parents can rebuild that self esteem by encouraging their children to focus on their positive attributes.
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((ENCOURAGEMENT SHOULD BE BASED ON REALITY. IT DOESN'T HELP A CHILD IF YOU SAY YOU'RE SO GOOD. YOU'RE SO GREAT WHEN THERE IS NO REASON FOR IT. BUT WHEN YOU CAN PICK OUT A BEHAVIOR THAT IS GOOD.. THAT'S REAL PRAISE AND ENCOURAGEMENT AND THAT THE CHILD INTERNALIZES)) [RUNS20]
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Doctor Freeman say it's also important not to make their weight an issue.
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Doctor Freeman says try playing sports with your child or encouraging them to try new vegetables.
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Jean,

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A Patrick County company is working overtime to fill military orders for its products.
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Aerial produces items used by all branches of the armed forces.
The company specializes in gear for search and rescue operations.
Some of the items are vests, deployment bags and risers. Its 130-employees are busy working with machinery as well as precision and technical sewing to meet orders from the Department of Defense.
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((JOHN MARCACCIO/AERIAL PRESIDENT; THEY'RE CALLING US UP AND SAYING HEY WE WOULD LIKE TO EXPEDITE THIS OR THE MARINES NEED THAT OR WE'RE HAVING THE RANGERS ARE LOOKING FOR THIS, THE RANGERS ARE LOOKING FOR THIS CAN WE GET THIS FASTER, SO THINGS LIKE SPY HARNESSES THAT ARE USED FOR EXTRACTING PEOPLE OUT OF DIFFICULT SITUATIONS BY HELICOPTER.))
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Officials say 750-night vision helmet clips are on rush order. Aerial says this is one of the newest products they're shipping out. The clips allow military personnel to securely attach night vision goggles. All materials produced here go through strict and vigorous inspections before being used.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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[VO] We'll see how some cadets from V-M-I are learning to deal with community emergencies.
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VMI cadets are training to help emergency responders in case of a disaster.
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173 cadets completed their Community Emergency Response Training today.
The cadets learned how to put out fires, along with search and rescue techniques and first aid.
The training enables them to respond to emergencies and disasters when professional fire and rescue crews are not available.
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((CHASE PORTER/SOPHOMORE: IT FEELS REALLY GOOD, THE CONCEPT OF VMI'S CITIZEN SOLDIER. WE WANT TO BE OUT IN THE PUBLIC, BE ABLE TO HELP WHENEVER WE CAN. IF SOMETHING HAPPENS, YOU'RE ABLE TO RESPOND. ))
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FEMA created the program to help neighborhood and work groups train for local emergencies.
VMI is the largest single group on the East Coast to participate in the CERT program ... and the only college in Virginia.
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Coming up today in Sports, the Roanoke Express prepares for tonight's playoff game against Greesnboro.
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Then a little bit later, we'll tell you how a message in a bottle has brought together a man and woman from different parts of the globe.
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On Wall Street today, analysts say investors appeared to have set aside their optimism about a quick end to the war, and instead were concentrating on a wave of earnings warnings. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon everybody, welcome to your Tuesday ticker which starts on thin ice, that is if you are the star city's ECHL hockey team. The Express is in a must win situation tonight against Greensboro in game four of its best of five first round ECHL playoff series. Roanoke trails 2 games to 1. Steve Mason has a preview of the 7:05 face off.
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Last night Kansas and Syracuse put on quite the show in New Orleans, tonight it's the women's turn as the Lady Vols of Tennessee take on Connecticut. This is the third time in nine years these two schools have played for the national title with UConn winning each of the previous two.
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Much more at the top of the hour. Don't forget the Avalanche is home tonight at 7, hosting Wilmington. Take care everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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A California woman is meeting a long distance pen pal thanks to a message in a bottle.
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In 1999, Brenda Houston was working on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean Ocean.
She put a message in a bottle and tossed it overboard.
It eventually made its way to the South of Spain and into the hands of French Firefighter Christian Jannussi.
He promptly responded and yesterday the two met face to face for the first time.
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Christian says not even wartime security fears couldn't keep him from making the trip to see Houston. He was determined to do it and now is glad he did.
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