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War journalists become part of the story in Iraq.
Two cameramen are killed and three reporters are injured after American forces fire on a hotel in Baghdad.
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And, a suspicious fire at a home in West Virginia leaves two people dead.
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Rain showers developing as we head through the afternoon some of which could fall heavy at times especially tonight. I'll have your forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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[VO-NAT]

The war in Iraq is hitting home, literally, for civilians in Baghdad, as coalition bomb attacks seek out Saddam Hussein.
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[Iraq]


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[SUPER=219-Kimberly McBroom/kmcbroom*wdbj7.com;]


Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
It's still not clear who exactly was hit when a massive bomb struck what coalition forces desribe as a "leadership target" in a Baghdad neighborhood.
Bodies are still being recovered.
U-S officials say the bombing was aimed at Saddam Hussein and two of his sons.
Meanwhile, some journalists covering the war in Iraq have also become casualties on this day of heavy fighting.
That, after an American tank fired at a hotel, where several hundred journalists have been staying.
Teri Okita joins us now from Kuwait City with the latest.
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[SUPER=201-Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks/U. S. Central Command;]
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U-S INTELLIGENCE DOESN'T KNOW YET IF SADDAM HUSSEIN IS BURIED BENEATH THIS RUBBLE...BUT PEOPLE IN THIS RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD SAY SEVERAL ENTIRE FAMILIES ARE...WIPED-OUT BY FOUR 2000 POUND BOMBS.

SOT: BRIG. GENERAL VINCENT BROOKS/U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND SPOKESMAN

"WE CAN ONLY BE REMINDED THAT THE RISK INCREASES FOR THE POPULATION AS WE DO THESE OPERATIONS, BUT WE HAVE TO REMAIN FOCUSED ON REMOVING THIS REGIME."
ACTING ON A TIP, THE U.S. AIR FORCE TARGETED A RESTAURANT THEY BELIEVED SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS IN WITH HIS SONS.

SOT: MOHAMMED SAEED AL-SAHAF, IRAQI INFORMATION MINISTER



(NATZ)


IN A DIFFERENT PART OF BAGHDAD...IRAQI FORCES STAGED A COUNTERATTACK AGAINST COALITION TROOPS. U.S. WARPLANES AND TANKS RESPONDED. AT LEAST 50 IRAQIS WERE REPORTEDLY KILLED.
THREE JOURNALISTS ARE ALSO AMONG THE CAUSALITIES. A REUTERS CAMERAMAN AND A SPANISH JOURNALIST WERE KILLED AND SEVERAL OTHERS INJURED WHEN A U.S. TANK FIRED ONE ROUND AT A HOTEL HOUSING MEMBERS OF THE WESTERN MEDIA.

SOT: BROOKS

"WE DON'T TARGET JOURNALISTS." "THE REGIME USES PLACES LIKE THE PALESTINE HOTEL FOR OTHER REGIME PURPOSES."
IN A SEPARATE INCIDENT, A JOURNALIST FOR THE ARAB NETWORK AL-JAZEERA WAS KILLED WHEN HIS OFFICE HAS HIT IN BAGHDAD.
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President Bush is headed back to the White House after nailing down his post- war plans with Britain's Prime Minister.
In a joint news conference, the two leaders made every effort to present a unified front on Iraq's future.
Stacy Case has more from Washington.
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LOCATOR: BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND
NAT: nat-- bush & blair walking in TRACK: WITH EVERY STEP TAKEN - EVERY WORD SPOKEN, THE PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER WORKED IN TANDEM. THE TWO EMERGED FROM A SUMMIT IN NORTHERN IRELAND TUESDAY WITH ONE VOICE ON THE ISSUE OF POST WAR IRAQ.

SOT/NO SUPER/PRES BUSH

the Iraqis are plenty capable of running Iraq and that's precisely what is going to happen
TRACK: BUT NOT IMMEDIATELY. FIRST COALITION FORCES HAVE TO FINISH THE WAR.
NAT: bombing nats TRACK: IT'S UNCLEAR IF SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS HIT IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD BOMBING LAST NIGHT.

SOT/NO SUPER/BUSH

I don't know whether he survived, I know he's losing power
TRACK: INITIALLY, A RETIRED U-S GENERAL WILL FILL THAT VOID-- ESTABLISHING LAW AND ORDER. AND IN AN EFFORT TO QUELL THE CONTROVERSY, PRESIDENT BUSH AND PRIME MINISTER BLAIR PROMISED UNITED NATIONS INVOLVEMENT-- CALLING THE U-N VITAL.
SUPER: TONY BLAIR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER We'll work with the UN, we'll work with everyone to bring this about
TRACK: HEADING INTO THIS SUMMIT, PRIME MINISTER BLAIR WANTED THE U-N TO CONTROL THE EFFORT-- PRESIDENT BUSH DID NOT. FOR NOW, THE PENTAGON WILL RUN THINGS. THE U-N WILL HELP DISTRIBUTE FOOD, WATER AND MEDICINE. TOGETHER THEY'LL CHOOSE THE INTERIM IRAQI AUTHORITY UNTIL IRAQIS CAN ELECT THEIR OWN LEADERS.
STAND UP : STACY CASE/REPORTING HOW LONG THAT WILL TAKE IS ANYONE'S GUESS. AS THE TWO LEADERS OUTLINED THEIR PLAN, IT BECAME CLEAR-- THE POST WAR PIECE COULD BE MORE COMPLICATED THAN THE WAR ITSELF. STACY CASE/ CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON ))

[Dublin-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Investigators are still looking into the cause of a fire that damaged part of an old church in Dublin.
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The blaze broke out just after seven last night at the Dublin United Methodist Church on East Main Street.
Officials say most of the damage was on the balcony and in an old Sunday school room, which was built back in the late 1800s. No one was at the church at the time. Officials estimate about 15-thousand dollars in damage.
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Two people are dead as a result of a suspicious house fire in Bluefield, West Virginia.
Police say 24-year-old Preston Hurt Junior, who lived at the home, and 23-year-old Jessica Ratliff of Tazewell, Virginia were killed.
Authorities say the blaze is being investigated as suspicious.
Firefighters say the victims were found unconscious outside the home after escaping through a window.

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Millions of bees are rounded up following a deadly crash on a Florida interstate.
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The owner of a honey company was killed yesterday when his truck rolled over, spilling its cargo of 80- million bees.
Rescuers had a tough time getting to the victim, 82- year- old Conrad Cramer, because of the swarming insects.
Firefighters had to wear protective gear to recover the victim's body.
Officials say there were no reports of any stings to emergency workers or to other motorists.
The accident re- routed traffic for nearly five hours.
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[11Troops-Support]


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Several hundred people turned out last night to support the troops.
As Teresa Hamilton tells us, the people gathered in Franklin County, but their thoughts and prayers were for those thousands of miles from home.
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[SUPER=201-Christopher Riddle; 1:23]
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Rocky Mount may be small but the message here was loud and clear... as hundreds from the community gathered at Franklin County high school to show their support for American troops and their families.
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(( LATONYA TROTTER/MILITARY WIFE: I REALLY EXPECTED IT TO BE PEOPLE LINKED TO THE MILITARY AND I NOTICED THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE WHO HAS NO AFFILIATION WHATSOEVER, THEY'RE JUST HERE BECAUSE THEY SUPPORT IT AND THE GUYS AND GALS WHO HAVE TO BE GONE. )) [runs15]
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Latonya Trotters husband is among a group of Franklin County soldiers expected to arrive in Kuwait this week....a group that also includes Linda McCullum's husband.
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(( LINDA MCCULLUM/MILITARY WIFE: IT'S JUST NOT LIKE ANYTHING I'VE EVER EXPERIENCED, I CAN'T TELL YOU WHAT IT FEELS LIKE, HARD. YEAH, YEAH, VERY HARD. )) [RUNS16]
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That's why a dozen or so local churches decided to organize this vigil... to show local families they're not alone. Time was also set aside to remember POW's, those missing in action and those who've already paid the ultimate price.

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Christopher Riddle's brother is also expected to arrive in Kuwait-- and he expects to follow in his footsteps.
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((CHRISTOPHER RIDDLE: I'LL BE PULLING SECURITY FOR A CONVOY HOPEFULLY, BUT I DO THINK WE'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING, AND EVEN IF I DIDN'T A SOLDIERS, WE SWORE TO DEFEND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND WE'RE DOING WHAT WE'RE TOLD. )) [RUNS 13]
[OUT Q=WHAT WE'RE TOLD.]

And, as long as they're needed-- folks in this crowd plan to stand behind the men and women they call local heroes.

Teresa Hamilton, NEWS7, Rocky Mount.))
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Coming up next on the newscast, a popular musician is accused of letting a child die at his home.
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Plus after almost a year in prison, former major leaguer Daryl Strawberry heads home.
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[Strawberry]


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Seven months shy of serving his full prison sentence, former baseball star Darryl Strawberry is now a free man again.
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Strawberry served 11 months of an 18- month sentence for violating probation on cocaine possession charges.
The 41- year- old made no comments before driving way from the Gainesville Correctional Institution in Florida with his wife and two other people.
Strawberry won World Series titles with the New York Mets in 1986 and with the Yankees in the late '90s.
Along with drug problems, he's received treatment for colon and stomach cancer.
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[Lee]


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Opening statements begin today in the civil case against former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee.
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[SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA/Yesterday;]


Lee is being sued for wrongful death and negligence.
The parents of four- year- old Daniel Karven-Veres say Lee acted irresponsibly at a pool party in June, 2001.
The boy died at Lee's Malibu home during the party.
Lee's attorney says his client made several 9-1-1 calls to try to save Daniel, and that Lee was ``devastated'' by the accident.
The birthday party where the drowning occurred was held for one of Lee's two sons by actress Pamela Anderson.
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[11Sampson]


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A former UVA basketball star faces up to six months in jail for failing to pay thousands of dollars in child support.


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1999]

Ralph Sampson pleaded guilty in Richmond yesterday to one misdemeanor count. The 42-year-old was indicted last month for failing to pay support for one daughter who lives in Falmouth and another

daughter in Charlottesville. His lawyer says Sampson has paid back most of the nearly 51-thousand dollars he owed. Regardless, he'll face more failure- to- pay- child support charges in Charlottesville Wednesday.
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The "seven-foot four inch" Sampson was the first pick of the 19-83 N-B-A draft by the Houston Rockets.
He last played in the N-B-A in 1991.
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[11Black-Angus]


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A downtown Roanoke men's club has resolved the last of the criminal charges filed against it.
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A year ago a task force of law enforcement officers raided the Black Angus, executed a warrant in search of narcotics, liquor license violations and evidence of indecent exposure. They made a few drug arrests and eventually filed charges against the business.
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((NEIL HORN/PROSECUTOR: WE HAD DRUG DEALING INSIDE THE CLUB. MOST OF THAT HAS BEEN RESOLVED. THIS RESOLVES THE ABC LICENSE SITUATION FOR THE TIME BEING.))
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In state court yesterday the last of the A-B-C violations were resolved by stipulation, agreeing that the former owners had been "maintaining a common nuisance." New owners of the club will have to abide by strict limits on alcohol or apply for an A-B-C license.

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The city of Roanoke is moving forward with plans for a new fire station downtown, but the reorganization of the Fire/EMS Department continues to raise concerns.
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Roanoke City Council approved the purchase of land at the corner of Elm Avenue and Franklin Road.
Members say the new station will improve fire protection downtown, but Linda Wyatt questioned the wisdom of closing two existing stations.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I HAVE SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE FIRE STATIONS. I DON'T THINK ONE BIGGER IS BETTER.)) ((I THINK IT'S A GREAT PLAN. I THINK THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE EQUIPMENT DOWNTOWN, SO IT'S NOT JUST THE LADDER TRUCK , YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A WHOLE VARIETY OF TYPES OF EQUIPMENT.))
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City Council also approved funding for repairs to the Fire Station Number One. The historic station may become a museum, and the money will be used to restore the bell tower.
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[11Cave-Spring]


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Two Cave Spring High School graduates are taking their act on the road.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

As part of a fundraising campaign for the school, they're running across the country. The school needs donations to renovate its ailing track. The Cave Spring graduates will be part of a group running three-thousand miles over 75-days beginning in San Francisco and ending in Roanoke.
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((LAURENCE LOESEL/RUNNER & CAVE SPRING 1998 GRADUATE; MOST OF THE PEOPLE THINK THAT'S IT'S VERY DOABLE PEOPLE THAT KNOW US AND KNOW WHAT WE DO AND WHAT KIND OF MILEAGE WE DO SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT WE'RE A LITTLE NUTS. IT'S OK, WE'LL SEE THEM IN JULY. ))
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[OUT Q=SEE THEM IN JULY]
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[VO-NAT]

The school is also targeting major corporations, grants and Cave Spring alumni for donations. The goal is one-point-five million dollars. Officials hope to have the money raised by Fall 2004, construction started right after football season, and it all completed in time for the High School's 50th anniversary in 2006.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next, someone is convicted for trying to cheat on "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?"
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Plus, a strong storm causes problems for residents of Lousianna.
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[Millionaire]


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A British Army major has to cough up about 38-thousand dollars in fines and fees for cheating on Britain's version of ``Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.''
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London;]


Charles Ingram was convicted of cheating by having a friend in the audience cough in code to give him the answers.
Ingram won more than a million dollars on the show -- but never got the money because of the scandal.
Ingram, his wife -- and the friend who coughed -- all got suspended jail sentences.
His wife and friend were also fined.
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While our area's seeing rain this week, April is proving that it is indeed the cruelest month in other parts of the country.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Donaldsonville, LA;]


In Louisiana, storms ripped up trees, scattered debris, and pelted the region with hail yesterday.
High winds flattened trees, while nickel- sized hail hammered vehicles near Baton Rouge.
Residents in surrounding parishes reported hail the size of golf balls.
Meanwhile, along with the destructive ice pellets came heavy, flooding rains.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 10 points. The NASDAQ has lost seven.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

In sports, U-Conn and Tennessee go head to head tonight for the women's basketball tournament title in Atlanta...
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[VO-NAT ]

And the Orange men were crowned with the men's national title in New Orleans...we'll have the highlights.
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[S-Men]


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Three of the best NCAA title games in history have been played in New Orleans, and last night Syracuse and Kansas tried to write their own Cajun history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/CBS Sports; :00]

The Superdome was full of nearly 55 thousand fans.
The first half was filled with three pointers.
Syracuse hit 10 long distance shots, and Kansas was down by as many as 18 points. (:10) In the second half, Kansas began to come back on the Orangemen. It was a three point game with less than two seconds left....
[SUPER=33-Syracuse/81/Kansas/78;]

but Kirk Hinrich's (HINE- rick's) desperate shot at the buzzer was off- line.
Syracuse wins the 2003 national title over Kansas 81-to-78. (:14/:24)
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[SUPER=01-Jim Boeheim/First National Title in 27 Years; :28]
[SUPER=01-Carmelo Anthony/Final Four MVP; :54]
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Carmelo Anthony who had 20 points and 10 rebounds is just the third freshman in NC-DoubleA history to win MVP honors in the final four.

[S-Women]


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The women take over the national spotlight tonight with not only a clash of titans, but a clash of personalities, as Pat Summitt and the Tennessee Vols battle U-Conn. The Lady Vols are 33-and-4 with six national titles to their credit. The Huskies are 36-and-1 and winners of two of the last 3 NC-Double-A titles.
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The women's title game tips off at 8:37 tonight in Atlanta's Georgia Dome.
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