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We'll chat with our Middle East expert about the possibility that Saddam Hussein is dead.
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And a local company is preoccupied with the minutiae of war. We'll show you why employees are working overtime.
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[Sports-Head]


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Tonight on News 7 Sports - Steve Mason has a LIVE report from the Roundhouse as the Express hosts Greensboro in game four. Roy Williams explains his Carolina comment.
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[VO-NAT]

And Tiger talks about pulling off an unprecedented three-peat this week at Augusta.
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[WX-Head]
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As a big plume of moisture comes out of the gulf of Mexico, we appear to be in the way. Flood watches are up and the forecast stays cold and wet.
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News 7 at Six is next.
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As the war in Iraq advances to the streets of Baghdad, local companies are being called on to keep U-S troops equipped.
Gear used during the mission to save Army Private Jessica Lynch was made right here in our area.
So are products that drop humanitarian aid to the people in Iraq.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Keith is off tonight.

[Aerial]


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As U-S troops fight their way into Baghdad, a Patrick County company is working overtime to supply every branch of the armed forces with something. Business Reporter Rachel Cannon takes us there.
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[IN Q=NATS SEWING MACHINE]
[SUPER=203-Patrick Co.; :06]
[SUPER=201-John Marcaccio/Aerial President; :11]
[SUPER=201-Erma Puckett/Sewing Machine Operator; :38]
[SUPER=220-Rachel Cannon/rcannon*wdbj7.com; :48]
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(( ((NATS 14:53:21 SEWING NOISE)) This is not your average hem. The employees at Aerial are using precision and technical sewing to secure lives.
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((JOHN MARCACCIO/AERIAL PRESIDENT; WE DO A LOT FOR HELICOPTER PILOTS FIGHTER PILOTS THE SURVIVAL VESTS, WE DO HARNESSES RETENTION HARNESSES WE ALSO DO A LOT FOR AIR DELIVERY SYSTEMS.))
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Marcaccio says its very likely pictures you see from the war include products from this plant. About 70-percent of their work is directly from the U-S Department of Defense. ((NATS 14:46:09 EVERY NAVY PILOT IS WEARING IS WEARING THIS HARNESS RIGHT HERE.)) Which means people like Erma Puckett are working overtime.
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((ERMA PUCKETT/SEWING MACHINE OPERATOR; WE WANT TO DO ALL WE CAN FOR THEM I FEEL LIKE THAT'S MY PART THAT'S ALL I CAN DO YOU KNOW MAKE A GOOD PRODUCT FOR THEM SO I FEEL LIKE I'M DOING MY PART.))
[OUT Q=DOING MY PART.]

Aerial is qualified to make thousands of military products but as an average ships out various quantities of about 50.
On rush order these days are search and rescue mission hooks and night vision goggle clips.
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((WE'RE SEEING SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNITS ORDER MORE AND THEY HAVE PARTICULAR NEEDS.))
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Something Aerial is proud to specialize in. Officials say they're juggling staff of 130 to expedite orders, but in doing that, not neglecting the quality.
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((ESPECIALLY KNOWING THAT WE HAVE OUT YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN OVER THERE SERVING US EVERYONE TAKES A SPECIAL PRIDE IN DOING WORK FOR THEM.))
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Work that will continue as long as needed. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Patrick County.))

[Dale-Davis]


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Regardless of whether Saddam Hussein is still alive, the Pentagon says it looks like some key elements of his Republican Guard are still functioning.
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Pentagon officials say it could be days before they know whether the Iraqi leader was killed by heavy bombs dropped in a residential area of Baghdad yesterday. They add that it looks like Hussein may still be in control of elements of his Republican Guard -- as well as some death squads. Meantime, two cameramen were killed today when a U.S. tank fired on a Baghdad hotel packed with foreign journalists.


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[2-SHOT] Former Marine Dale Davis, an expert on the Middle East, is here with us from VMI to offer insight about the war.
[SUPER=201-Lt. Col. Dale Davis/VMI Dir. of International Programs;]
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[Yellow-Cab]


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The winter weather may be behind us, but February's snow and ice will soon bring a change to the Roanoke skyline.


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In mid February, the roof of the yellow cab company collapsed, and the building was damaged beyond repair.
Now it's slated for demolition, but owners Bill and Steve Roberts say the landmark sign will be relocated to another building down the block.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're happy to say and announce]

((WE'RE HAPPY TO SAY AND ANNOUNCE THAT THIS SIGN WILL BE RELIGHTED WITHIN TWO WEEKS ON THE BUILDING BEHIND ME. WE'RE GOING TO KEEP IT HERE WITH OUR SERVICE AS WE PLAN TO CONTINUE OPERATIONS AS WE HAVE.)) ((GOT TO CONTINUE ON, IT'S TRADITION))
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[SUPER=01-Steve Roberts/Yellow Cab Co.; :15 QUICK]
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[OUT Q=got to continue on, it's tradition.]
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The Roberts say it will be sad to lose a building that's been part of the family business for 75 years.
But they say they are proud of their employees, who kept the cab company operating during a difficult period.
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More jet service touches down in Roanoke.
We'll check out what's new with Northwest when News 7 at six returns.
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And members of a Dublin Church hit by fire overnight say they'll rebuild.
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Investigators are looking into the cause of a church fire last night in Dublin.
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The blaze broke out just after seven at the Dublin United Methodist Church on East Main Street. Firefighters say most of the damage was in the oldest section of the church, which was built in the late 1800s. Church leaders say they were using the area for storage, and while they can't replace its historical value, they do plan to rebuild.
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((PASTOR MICHAEL TRAVIS/DUBLIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH; IT CAN NEVER BE PUT BACK LIKE IT WAS.THE WINDOWS AND ALL ARE AS OLD AS THE BUILDING WAS AND YOU CAN TELL BY LOOKING AT THEM THAT IT'S NOT EVER GOING TO BE LIKE IT WAS BUT WE'LL DO THE BEST WE CAN TO GET IT BACK TO WHERE IT LOOKS AS CLOSE TO THE WAY IT DID AS POSSIBLE. 5813))
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[VO-NAT]

No one was inside the church when the fire broke out. Officials estimate about 15-thousand dollars in damage.
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[Marshall]


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A Carroll County man is accused of a murder in North Carolina.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL]
Doyle Michael Marshall, Junior, of Cana was arrested yesterday.
Deputies say he stabbed a man to death in Surry County North Carolina Saturday.
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Joe Albert Hatcher, Junior died of a single stab wound to his left chest.
Marshall is being held without bond in the Surry County Detention Center.

[Williams]


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A Bedford County man has been found guilty of robbing a bank at gunpoint last fall.
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32-year-old Kevin Vaden Williams was arrested last October after he held up this B-B-and-T bank branch on Timberlake Road.
Williams told the teller he had a gun but never displayed one.. a witness saw him with a firearm later that evening.
He got away with about 32-hundred dollars.
Williams pleaded guilty to the bank robbery charge today.. he also was found guilty of a firearm charge.
He'll be sentenced in July.
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[Project-Exile]


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Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine is criticizing House Republicans for taking money away from a program that he says helps prosecutors keep violent criminals behind bars.
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Kaine says the House's decision to cut 223-thousand dollars for Project Exile was short-sighted and irresponsible.
Project Exile pays for specialized prosecutors for offenders using guns.
It also funds advertising to increase public awareness of the additional penalties for illegal gun use.
Kaine says the cut in funding for Project Exile has already forced Roanoke's Commonwealth Attorney's office to eliminate one prosecutor position.
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House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith says he supports the program.
But says members were faced with some tough budget choices.
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[Stocks]


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Investors seemed to concentrate on a wave of earnings warnings today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost a point and a half.
NASDAQ fell seven.
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Despite the grey skies looming over Roanoke Regional Airport today, an affiliate of Northwest Airlines began jet service from Detroit.
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The airline is now using Canadair Regional jets on this route, with seats for 50 passengers.
That's 16 more seats than the usual prop plane.
Airport officials say they are grateful for the additional service in this time of cutbacks.
They hope that this addition will eventually result in more jets being used in regional service.
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[VMI-Training]


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In the event of a disaster, VMI cadets will be able to respond alongside emergency personnel.
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173 cadets completed Community Emergency Response training today.
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They learned how to put out fires and sandbag for floods, along with search and rescue techniques and first aid.
The training enables cadets to respond to disasters when fire and rescue squads are not available.
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[SOT 21:33:14]
[IN Q=If there's an]

((ANDREW ONELLO: IF THERE'S AN EMERGENCY IN TOWN, THIS IS WHAT VMI STRESSES, THIS IS WHAT WE'RE TAUGHT, THE CITIZEN SOLDIER. THEY'RE GONNA STEP UP AND THEY'RE GONNA HELP OUT IN THE COMMUNITY. FILLING SANDBAGS, FOR A FLOOD. WE'LL BE THERE. NO MATTER WHERE WE ARE. ))
[SUPER=01-Andrew Onello/VMI Senior;]
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[OUT Q=no matter where we are.]
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FEMA created the program to help neighborhood and work groups prepare for local emergencies.
VMI is the largest group on the East Coast and the only college in Virginia to go through the training.
Starting next year, all VMI freshmen will be required to complete the program.
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Steve Mason checks in LIVE from the Roundhouse as the faceoff in game four draws closer. Tiger talks about making history at Augusta this week.
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And Bonnie Bernstein asked the right question at the wrong time last night. Roy Williams tells us why he responed to her inquiry in four letter fashion.
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[S-Live]


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It is do or die for the Express tonight. A win and the team stays alive for a game five, but a loss and the team can hang up the skates for the season.
[DOUBLE BOXES=mike & steve/Microwave;]


Steve Mason joins from the Round House for a preview of game four of the ECHL best of five opening playoff series with the Greensboro Generals. Steve
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Mike, The Express enters game four trailing 2 games to 1 in the series and really, the thorn in Roanoke's side has been former Express goalie Daniel Berthiaume who still holds the franchise records for best save pecentage and lowest goals against average in a season. Coach Tony MacAulay we are way past big speech time, the boys know the stakes, so what are you saying to them before game four.
[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Head Coach; :00]
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[B-ROLL OVER THE NEXT QUESTION AND ANSWER!!!!!]
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The Express entered the playoffs in the top five in the ECHL in scoring but the Generals and Berthiaume have done a solid job defensively, allowing just over two goals a game in the three contests.
Coach what adjustments can be made to penetrate this Greensboro defense. [COACH ANSWERS THIS QUESTION AND STEVE ASKS ONE MORE QUERSTION]
Coach, the Express gave up seven goals in game one, but since, the team has buckled down defensively, allowing just four goals in the last two games. Evan Lindsay will start in net for you and obviously , this is a huge game for your defense.
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Coach thanks a lot, good luck tonight. The Express will be trying avoid a first round exit from the playoffs for a fourth straight season,
[DOUBLE BOXES=steve & mike/Microwave;]

Mike, face off is set for 7:05 and we will have a complete recap tonight at 11.

[S-Kansas]


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Syracuse got the gold, Carolina got the shaft. Kansas lost the game last night, and very shortly afterwards head coach Roy Williams let an expletive slip when he was asked if he was now going to coach the Tarheels. It was not the time to ask that question - and 10 minutes after he let the four letter word fly on LIVE TV - he calmly explained himself and apologized to his mentor Dean Smith.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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Tonight it's the women's championship as Connecticut takes on Tennessee. Tip-off is set for 8:37pm.

[S-Masters]


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The best golfers in the world are in Augusta, Georgia getting ready for this week's Masters championship. For Tiger Woods - it's the chance to make even more history at Augusta national.
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The final two rounds of the Masters are right here on WDBJ-7 this weekend with 7 and a half hours of coverage on Satur day and Sunday, plus late night highlights on Thursday and Friday night at 11:35.