[Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


A 2001 graduate of Virginia Tech's Corps of Cadets has become the Commonwealth's latest casualty of war.
Pentagon officials say Second Lieutenant Jeffrey J- Kaylor was killed Monday in a grenade attack.
The 24- year- old had been living in Fairfax County.
In news from the front lines, allied forces now have supremacy in the air and on the ground.
But those loyal to Saddam Hussein are still fighting.
That, along with constant air strikes are leading to more civilian casualties.
Drew Levinson joins us now from Kuwait with the latest.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=201-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
[SUPER=205-Kuwait City, Kuwait;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=201-John Kelly/U. S. Marine Corps;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



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



((
THROUGHOUT IRAQ SADDAM HUSSEIN'S REGIME IS CRUMBLING. THE U-S MILITARY SAYS IT NOW OWNS THE COUNTRY'S SKIES. AND SOLDIERS CONTINUE TO HOLD SUPREMACY ON THE GROUND. PENTAGON OFFICIALS SAY TROOPS ARE MOVING AT WILL WITHIN AND AROUND BAGHDAD.

(SOT-Brig. Gen. John Kelly/US Marine Corps)

"they are completely surrounded to me it is absolutely pointless to keep resisting" :05
DESPITE THE ODDS THOSE LOYAL TO SADDAM AREN'T GIVING UP. ON TUESDAY FEDAYEEN FIGHTERS, ARMED ONLY WITH GRENADE LAUNCHERS AND AUTOMATIC RIFLES, TRIED TO BATTLE AMERICAN TANKS TO RETAKE A BRIDGE. THE ATTEMPT FAILED.

(nats)

SNIPERS TRIED TO KEEP MARINES FROM SEIZING A BAGHDAD MILITARY AIRBASE. THE TROOPS WERE SLOWED DOWN, BUT NOT STOPPED. INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS HAD INFORMATION THAT U-S P-O-W'S MIGHT BE IMPRISONED HERE. FINDING U-S ARMY UNIFORMS IT APPEARS THEY WERE.... BUT NOT ANYMORE.

(nats)

CIVILIANS CONTINUE TO GET CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIGHTING. IT'S BELIEVED MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED WHEN U-S WARPLANES BOMBED THIS NEIGHBORHOOD TRYING TO KILL SADDAM. MILITARY OFFICIALS DON'T KNOW IF THE STRIKE WAS SUCCESSFUL. LOCAL HOSPITALS ARE OVERFLOWED.... WITH MANGLED BODIES AND BROKEN HEARTS. AND THOSE COVERING THE WAR HAVE ALSO BECOME VICTIMS. LAST NIGHT A MEMORIAL SERVICE WAS HELD TO REMEMBER THREE JOURNALISTS KILLED BY AMERICAN WEAPONS.
))


[Bramblett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Bramblett]


Earl Bramblett is scheduled for execution tonight, and he is proclaiming his innocence till the very end.
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[VO-NAT]

Bramblett was convicted in 1997 of killing Blaine and Teresa Hodges and their two young daughters,
[SUPER=03-Vinton/1994;]

then burning down their Vinton house. He's choosing to be electrocuted instead of of lethal injection to protest what he calls unfair treatment by the legal system. If his final appeals to the U-S Supreme Court and Governor Mark Warner are denied, he will be the third person in Virginia electrocuted since prisoners were given a choice in 1995.
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[11Aerial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC1:44:44]
[GRAPHIC=Homefront]


Employees of a Patrick County company are keeping very busy, working to equip our armed forces.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=203-Patrick Co.; :]

Aerial makes products that are being used by the military everyday during the conflict. The company's 130-employees use precision and technical sewing to make things like harnesses and deployment bags.
They also have machinery to make hardware items such as search and rescue hooks and night vision goggle clips.
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[SOT 14:39:16 // 14:54:32]
[IN Q=WE DO A LOT]

((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.)) ((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.))
[SUPER=201-John Marcaccio/Aerial President; :00]
[SUPER=201-Erma Puckett/Sewing Machine Operator; :11]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=DOING MY PART.]
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[VO-NAT]

About 70-percent of Aerial's work comes directly from the U-S Department of Defense. Officials say they're are working overtime to fill orders, and they say products used by special operations forces are in the highest demand.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Wall Street is expected to pay close attention to earning reports in the next couple of weeks.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=With the war]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=in New York.]


(((oc) WITH THE WAR IN IRAQ AS A BACKDROP, INVESTORS TURN THEIR ATTENTION TO CORPORATE PROFITS. EARNINGS SEASON KICKS INTO HIGH GEAR NEXT WEEK.. BUT SOME TECH COMPANIES HAVE ALREADY WARNED THAT THEIR NUMBERS WILL MISS THE MARK.

(gr) RF MICRO DEVICES AND MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY BOTH SOUNDED PROFIT WARNINGS DURING THE PREVIOUS TRADING SESSION.



(oc) HERE'S HOW IT PLAYED OUT ON WALL STREET.. STOCKS HUGGED THE FLATLINE (gr) WITH THE DOW DOWN ABOUT A POINT AND A H

ALF THE NASDAQ SLIPPED MORE THAN 6 POINTS.

(oc) In the government's widening investigation into alleged accounting fraud at HealthSouth, the company's finance chi

ef from 1997 to 2000, agreed to plead guilty to helping cook the books at the health-care giant.

(gr) Michael Martin is the third CFO and ninth executive who worked at HealthSouth to reach a plea deal with the Justic

e Department within the past month.

(gr) A SMALL VICTORY FOR ALTRIA - THE PARENT COMPANY OF PHILIP MORRIS. An Illinois judge said he may give the tobacco g

iant an alternative to posting a $12 billion bond before appealing a $10. billion damage verdict.

(oc) In a related development, a Chicago judge issued a 10-day order blocking Illinois from collecting the $3 billion p

unitive-damage portion of the judgement.
DON'T EXPECT ANY MAJOR RELIEF AT THE GAS PUMP THIS SUMMER. THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT SAYS THE NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR GASOLINE THIS SUMMER IS EXPECTED TO BE 1-56 A GALLON - ABOUT 16 CENTS HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR. THAT FORECAST ASSUMES NO MAJOR OIL SUPPLY DISRUPTIONS FROM THE WAR IN IRAQ.

(g) 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]


[2-6Northwest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mpu]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC1:53:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You can add another airline that is offering regional jet service to Roanoke.
An affiliate of Northwest Airlines is now providing jet service between the Star City and Detroit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


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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[11VMI-Training]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC1:52:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


VMI cadets are training to respond to emergencies, when others can't get there right away.
The first cadets completed a federal training program yesterday, and as Marya Jones reports, they're setting and example for cadets of the future.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS: Help me. Don't let me die]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Onello/Senior; :33]
[SUPER=@Marya1; :58]
[SUPER=01-Chase Porter/Sophomore; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Lexington.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:43:24]

((NATS: HELP ME. DON'T LET ME DIE IN THERE.)) [RUNS:01]
These VMI cadets are practicing for all types of disaster... knowing that one day, they might be called upon for the real thing.
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[SOT 21:44:13]

((NATS: THEY'RE DOING A GOOD JOB OVER HERE.)) [RUNS:01] [21:26:28 shot of burning car on parade ground]
For a few hours Monday, VMI's campus came alive with mock disasters.
And its students were tested to see how well they'd respond.
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[SOT 21:27:59]

((NATS: HOSE SPRAYING FIRE.)) [RUNS:02]
Three VMI cadets are already Lexington volunteer firefighters... and 15 are on the livesaving crew.
They're using their experience to train fellow students.
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[SOT 21:33:14]

((ANDREW ONELLO: IF THERE'S AN EMERGENCY IN TOWN, THIS IS WHAT VMI STRESSES, THIS IS WHAT WE'RE TAUGHT, TO BE CITIZEN SOLDIERS. THEY'RE GOING TO STEP UP AND THEY'RE GOING TO HELP OUT IN THE COMMUNITY. FILLING SANDBAGS, IF IT'S FOR A FLOOD. WE'LL BE THERE. )) [RUNS:10]
They'll be there not only for floods and fires, but also for searches and rescues, first aid and terrorist attacks -- anywhere that emergency responders can't be -- or need some extra help.
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[SOT 21:42:00]

((NATS SANDBAGGERS: WE GOTTA START ANOTHER COLUMN.)) [RUNS:01]
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[SU 21:45:30] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: LOTS OF COMMUNITY AND WORK ORGANIZATIONS ARE GOING FOR CERT CERTIFICATION, BUT VMI IS THE ONLY COLLEGE IN VIRGINIA AND THE LARGEST GROUP DOING IT ON THE EAST COAST... ORGANIZED ENTIRELY BY CADETS.)) [RUNS:12]
[SOT 21:38:16]

((CHASE PORTER/SOPHOMORE: THINGS CAN HAPPEN. IT'S A VERY SCARY TIME THAT WE LIVE IN NOW AND I'M JUST GLAD TO KNOW THAT I GOT SOME BASIC SKILLS TO HELP PEOPLE WHEN I CAN.)) [RUNS:10]
And cadets' reward at the end of the day is being CERTIFIED to help ... and getting to goof off a little, too.
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[SOT 21:45:47]

((NATS: ATTENTION ALL UNITS. (LAUGHING)...ATTENTION ALL UNITS. GUY WITH RED LIGHT: WHOO, RED LIGHT. WHOO. )) [RUNS:10]
Marya Jones, News-7, Lexington.))

[11Yellow-Cab]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC1:08:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A landmark neon sign will remain in Roanoke, even when the building it stands on comes down.
The decision comes after a February snowstorm damaged the Yellow Cab Building.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The snow and ice caused roof supports to buckle, and the Yellow Cab building was damaged beyond repair.
It's now slated to come down within a month, but owners Bill and Steve Roberts plan to move the sign to another building they own nearby.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Remember]

((STEVE ROBERTS/YELLOW CAB CO.; REMEMBER JUST AS CHILDREN OUR FATHER COMING HOME AT NIGHT TALKING ABOUT THE CAB COMPANY, THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED HERE AND THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE WORKED HERE OVER THE YEARS. IT HAS BEEN QUITE A HISTORY.)) ((BILL ROBERTS/YELLOW CAB CO.; 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.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Roberts/Yellow Cab Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Roberts/Yellow Cab Co.; :10]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=as we have.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Roberts brothers say they are sad to lose a building that's been part of the family business for 75 years, but they say they're proud of employees who have kept the cab company operating during a difficult time.
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[Peach-Freeze]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The lingering cold this spring isn't too peachy for some Texas farmers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fredericksburg, TX;]


In the central Texas hill country, an early spring freeze is robbing the area of more than 13- million dollars in expected income from its peach crop.
The cold temperatures have killed off the peach season there.
The weather's also squelched many of the grapes hill country wine makers use.
While farmers say there will still be enough for a small grape harvest, the same won't be true for peaches.
The budding fruit had no chance against the sub- freezing temperatures.
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[Child-Obesity]


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


Poor eating habits and physical inactivity have led to a sharp rise in overweight and obese kids. So as Karen Ryan reports, the American Public Health Association is working extra-hard to address that issue this week.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hot dogs, chips]
[SUPER=01-Dorothy Hebert/Kids First; :05]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Georges Benjamin/American Public Health Association; :16]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Carmona/U. S. Surgeon General; :38]
[SUPER=01-Karen Ryan/Reporting; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=I'm Karen Ryan reporting.]

((HOT DOGS CHIPS AND ICE CREAM

sot hebert: we are raising a generation of fast food junkies who do not exercise


TODAY IN THE UNITED STATES, APPROXIMATELY NINE MILLION KIDS, AGES 6-TO-19, ARE OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE - A NUMBER THAT HAS TRIPLED OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES.

sot benjamin: the biggest impact of obesity on young people is that ultimately they become obese adults. and that mean

s they're at higher risk for high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and simply dying.
THIS YEAR'S NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK IS HIGHLIGHTING WAYS SCHOOLS, PARENTS AND COMMUNITIES CAN TAKE ACTION TO CURB THIS DISTURBING TREND.

sot carmona: it's a team approach to solve this problem, schools have to be proponents for more physical activity for c

hildren in schools , we have to teach our children to eat healthier.
DOROTHY HEBERT LEADS "KIDS FIRST" A PROGRAM THAT FIGHTS TO CHANGE WHAT KIDS ARE EATING AT SCHOOL

sot hebert: children will eat healthy foods given the opportunity and the choice we have programs where we've reached 8

0-thousand children and they are snacking on fruits and vegetables and whole grains.
AND SOME SCHOOL OFFICALS ARE LISTENING THIS PRINCIPAL BANNED COLA IN FAVOR OF 100% JUICE AND WATER

sot fargnoli: i knew it was the right thing to do for the children because it is definitely a healthy choice for them a

nd they are making healthy choices now.
WITH COMMUNITIES FOCUSED ON MAKING HEALTHY CHOICESKIDS HAVE MUCH TO GAIN - AND ONLY UNHEALTHY POUNDS TO LOSE.
IN WASHINGTON, I'M KAREN RYAN REPORTING.))

(Kim tosses to break)


[BUMP]
[COMMERCIAL BREAK]

[2-Iraq]


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


A fourth Virginian has died in the war with Iraq.
He was a 2001 graduate of Virginia Tech's Corps of Cadets.
The Pentagon says Second Lieutenant Jeffrey J- Kaylor was killed Monday in a grenade attack.
The 24-year-old leaves behind a wife, who's also serving in the Persian Gulf.
In other developments, U-S forces continue facing snipers and what's left of the Iraqi army.
And still no definite answer as to whether Saddam Hussein is dead or alive after Monday's bombing attack.
Drew Levinson joins us now from Kuwait City with the latest.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=201-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
[SUPER=205-Kuwait City, Kuwait;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=201-John Kelly/U. S. Marine Corps;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



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





[Lynch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=War With Iraq]


She's described as cheerful, strong- willed, and thinking about home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=204-File Tape;]


Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch could be coming back home to America by the end of the week, if she's able to endure the long flight home.
The 19- year- old Army private is expected to be transferred from Germany to a Washington, D-C hospital.
Doctors say she's in stable condition, and is being treated for a head wound, spinal injury, and fractures to her arm and legs.
Meanwhile, at least seven American remain prisoners of war in Iraq.
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[2Bramblett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Bramblett]


Earl Bramblett is proclaiming his innocence till the very end, but unless his final appeals are successful, he'll be executed tonight.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

Bramblett was convicted in 1997 of killing Blaine and Teresa Hodges and their two young daughters, then burning down their house. He's choosing to be electrocuted instead of of lethal injection to protest what he calls unfair treatment by the legal system. If his final appeals to the U-S Supreme Court and Governor Mark Warner are denied, he will be the third person in Virginia electrocuted since prisoners were given a choice in 1995.
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[11Dublin-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC41:12]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of Monday night's church fire in Dublin.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


Firefighters say most of the damage was in the oldest section of the Dublin United Methodist Church on East Main Street, which was built back 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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[Changing-Dynamics]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Home Front]


Going off to war is not entirely what it used to be. Now men AND women are deployed overseas, leaving their families left behind to struggle with complex questions. Kimberly Osias (oh-SEYE-us) has a look at the military's changing dynamics.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The six Holcomb kids]
[SUPER=201-Vaughn Holcomb/Father; :24]
[SUPER=201-Susan Bearer/Grandmother; :47 QUICK]
[SUPER=201-Kimberly Osias/Reporting; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=Kimberly Osias reporting in Fort Carson.]

((THE SIX HOLCOMB KIDS ARE...

(nat- They'll be terrified of you)


WELL ... BEING KIDS.
BUT THEIR PARENTS ARE WELL... BEING ADULTS.

sot-powers of attorney, short-term care providers


YOU SEE ... BOTH DAD AND MOM ... ARE SHIPPING OFF TO THE PERSIAN GULF, WHICH HAS THEM WORRYING.

sot-When this first started I thought maybe it'll be over quick//then when things started turning a little bit, getting

a little harder fighting I started worrying a lot more.
AND PLANNING... DRAFTING A WILL TO INCLUDE HIS 58-YEAR-OLD MOTHER SUSAN BEAR WHO MOVED FROM AKRON, OHIO WHEN SHE HEARD HER DAUGHTER-IN-LAW JACQUELINE HAD BEEN CALLED UP.

sot-The worst scenario has come about


A TOP REAL ESTATE BROKER... SHE TRADED IN POWER SUITS AND PUMPS, FOR SNEAKERS AND SCHOOL MEETINGS.

sot-It's mindboggeling. I'm very scared. It's like being a Mom all over again only three times harder.


HARDER BECAUSE THERE ARE MORE MOUTHS TO FEED, AND MORE WORK TO DO.

sot-This is what we have to do on the sidelines


AFTER 20 YEARS OF SERVICE INCLUDING OPERATION DESERT STORM, HOLCOM'S RETIREMENT PAPERS WERE ALREADY IN AND THE FAMILY THOUGHT THEY COULD BREATHE AGAIN.

sot-I'm very scared I'm really tore up about it and I know the day he leaves it's just gonna break my heart again.


THE HOLCOMB'S ARE A FAMILY THAT LOVES THIS COUNTRY AND KNOWS DUTY. HOLCOMB'S OWN FATHER SERVED AS AN ADVISOR IN VIETNAM. BUT, THEY SAY...

sot-It just scares me



sot-I'm a soldier that's my job


IT'S A JOB THAT COMES WITH SACRIFICE.
TAG-IN FT. CARSON, I'M KIMBERLY OSIAS REPORTING.))

[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, don't just take a car out for a test drive, take it home for the night. Stan Case has that story and more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Stocks stayed]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]


((STOCKS STAYED WITHIN A TIGHT TRADING RANGE TUESDAY. THE DOW LOST A POINT-AND-A-HALF. THE NASDAQ WAS DOWN SIX-AND-A-HALF. PHILIP MORRIS U-S-A AND ITS PARENT COMPANY, ALTRIA, GOT A BREAK TUESDAY. AN ILLINOIS JUDGE TUESDAY TEMPORARILY BLOCKED A THREE-BILLION DOLLAR PUNITIVE DAMAGES AWARD THE COMPANY WAS ORDERED TO PAY TO ILLINOIS. IN A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER THE JUDGE SAID ILLINOIS HAD RELEASED ANY CLAIMS IT COULD COLLECT FROM THE TOBACCO COMPANIES WHEN IT AGREED TO THE 1998 MASTER SETTLEMENT BETWEEN THE STATES AND THE INDUSTRY. GENERAL MOTORS IS OFFERING POTENTIAL BUYERS THE CHANCE TO TAKE A CAR HOME OVERNIGHT, ACCORDING TO A PUBLISHED REPORT.

G-M HAS BEEN LEADING THE U-S AUTO INDUSTRY TO HIGHER LEVELS OF BUYER INCENTIVE EACH YEAR. THE DETROIT NEWS REPORTS THAT BETWEEN APRIL 15 AND JULY 31, PARTICIPATING GM DEALERSHIPS WILL LET CUSTOMERS KEEP A CAR FOR UP TO 24 HOURS OR 100 MILES. TYCO INTERNATIONAL HAS ASKED A FEDERAL JUDGE TO DISMISS SECURITIES FRAUD CLAIMS AGAINST THE COMPANY. TYCO ARGUES IN PAPERS FILED WITH THE COURT THAT THE TROUBLED CONGLOMERATE -- NOT ITS INVESTORS -- WAS THE VICTIM OF DECEIT BY FORMER SENIOR EXECUTIVES TAG-WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF I'M STAN CASE))


[6Northwest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mpu]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC1:53:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


More of those regional jets are now serving Roanoke, replacing the smaller, slower, and noisier turbopros. An affiliate of Northwest Airlines is now providing jet service to Detroit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


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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[6Project-Exile]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC1:10:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia's Lieutenant Governor is unhappy with House Republicans in Richmond. Tim Kaine says they're taking money away from a program that helps prosecutors keep violent criminals behind bars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


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.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:34:47]
[IN Q=WHEN YOU TAKE OUT THE FUNDING]
[SUPER=@Kaine]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=SO PUZZLING.]
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[VO-NAT]


House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith says he supports the program.
But says members were faced with some tough budget choices.
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[2-11Yellow-Cab]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC1:08:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A winter snowstorm may bring down the building, but it's not bringing down a landmark neon sign that's been a part of Roanoke for decades.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The snow and ice caused roof supports to buckle, and the Yellow Cab building was damaged beyond repair.
It's now slated to come down within a month, but owners Bill and Steve Roberts plan to move the sign to another building they own nearby.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Remember]

((STEVE ROBERTS/YELLOW CAB CO.; REMEMBER JUST AS CHILDREN OUR FATHER COMING HOME AT NIGHT TALKING ABOUT THE CAB COMPANY, THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED HERE AND THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE WORKED HERE OVER THE YEARS. IT HAS BEEN QUITE A HISTORY.)) ((BILL ROBERTS/YELLOW CAB CO.; 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.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Roberts/Yellow Cab Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Roberts/Yellow Cab Co.; :10]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=as we have.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Roberts brothers say they are sad to lose a building that's been part of the family business for 75 years, but they say they're proud of employees who have kept the cab company operating during a difficult time.
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A 2001 graduate of Virginia Tech's Corps of Cadets has become the Commonwealth's latest casualty of war.
Pentagon officials say Second Lieutenant Jeffrey J- Kaylor was killed Monday in a grenade attack.
The 24- year- old had been living in Fairfax County.
In news from the front lines, allied forces now have supremacy in the air and on the ground.
But those loyal to Saddam Hussein are still fighting.
That, along with constant air strikes are leading to more civilian casualties.
Drew Levinson joins us now from Kuwait with the latest.
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A Patrick County company is working to equip our armed forces, and that work is keeping its employees very busy.

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Aerial makes products that are being used by the military everyday during the conflict. The company's 130-employees use precision and technical sewing to make things like harnesses and deployment bags.
They also have machinery to make hardware items such as search and rescue hooks and night vision goggle clips.
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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.)) ((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.))
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About 70-percent of Aerial's work comes directly from the U-S Department of Defense. Officials say they're are working overtime to fill orders and they say products used by special operations forces are in the highest demand.
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Earl Bramblett is scheduled for execution in less than 15 hours, and he is proclaiming his innocence till his dying day.
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Bramblett was convicted in 1997 of killing Blaine and Teresa Hodges and their two young daughters,
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then burning down their house. He's choosing to be electrocuted instead of of lethal injection to protest what he calls unfair treatment by the legal system. If his final appeals to the U-S Supreme Court and Governor Mark Warner are denied, he will be the third person in Virginia electrocuted since prisoners were given a choice in 1995.
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As church leaders in Dublin begin rebuilding plans, investigators are still trying to determine the cause of Monday night's fire.
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Firefighters say most of the damage was in the oldest section of the Dublin United Methodist Church on East Main Street, which was built back 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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VMI cadets of the present may be setting an example for future ones. They are training to respond to emergencies, when others can't get there right away.
As Marya Jones reports, the first cadets have completed a federal training program.
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In business news, a small victory for the makers of Philip Morris, and the summer outlook for gasoline prices.
Alexis Christoforous has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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Here's what's making news today. A Virginia Tech graduate has been killed in Iraq.
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This comes as signs of a crumbling Iraqi regime are evident.
The U-S military says it now holds supremacy over the country's skies and on the ground.
But Saddam loyalists are still fighting, and that means more civilian casualties
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Earl Bramblett still says he's innocent, but he's running out of time.
Unless his final appeals are successful, he'll be executed tonight.
In 19-97, Bramblett was convicted of killing Blaine and Teresa Hodges and their two young daughters, then burning down their home in Vinton.
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And passengers can now hop a jet from the Star City to the Motor City--
An affiliate of Northwest Airlines is providing jet service to Detroit.
The airline is now using Canadair Regional jets on the route, with seats for 50 passengers.
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Going once, going twice. Winona Ryder is hoping to "sell" a judge on her latest clothing concept. Brooke Anderson has the scoop on that story and others topping entertainment headlines.

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((WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE...I'M BROOKE ANDERSON. YOU MIGHT HAVE A HARD TIME BELIEVING WHAT COULD SOON BE ON THE AUCTION BLOCK IN HOLLYWOOD: IT'S THE CLOTHES WINONA RYDER STOLE. THE 31-YEAR OLD ACTRESS WANTS TO SELL THE GOODS, WHICH ARE WORTH ABOUT 55-HUNDRED DOLLARS, IN AN AUCTION. RYDER BECAME THE LEGAL OWNER OF THE CLOTHES AFTER PAYING TEN-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FINES AND RESTITUTION FOLLOWING HER SHOPLIFTING CONVICTION. IF SHE GET THE GO AHEAD FROM THE JUDGE...ALL PROCEEDS WOULD REPORTEDLY GO TO CHARITY. MOVING TO ANOTHER CELEBRITY IN COURT... OPENING ARGUMENTS KICKED OFF TUESDAY IN LOS ANGELES FOR ROCKER--TOMMY LEE. THE PARENTS OF A FOUR-YEAR OLD BOY WHO DROWNED AT A SWIM PARTY AT LEE'S MALIBU HOME IN 2001 ARE SUING HIM FOR WRONGFUL DEATH, CLAIMING NEGLIGENCE. LEE'S EX-WIFE PAMELA ANDERSON, WHO WAS NOT AT THE PARTY, IS SCHEDULED TO TESTIFY ON BEHALF OF THE CHILD'S PARENTS. AND COMEDIAN RODNEY DANGERFIELD WENT UNDER THE KNIFE TUESDAY FOR BRAIN SURGERY. ACCORDING TO HIS PUBLICIST, THE OPERATION CORRECTED A BLOOD FLOW PROBLEM...TO PREPARE DANGERFIELD FOR AN UPCOMING HEART BYPASS. THE 81 YEAR OLD STAND UP COMIC IS EXPECTED TO RECOVER AFTER 10 DAYS OF HOSPITALIZATION...AND THREE WEEKS AFTER THAT ...HE'LL UNDERGO THE HEART PROCEDURE. WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M BROOKE ANDERSON. ))