[Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


What could be the last major battle in the war on Iraq is now under way.
Troops are fighting in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.
It's believed to be a major stronghold for those loyal to the former Iraqi dictator.
Meanwhile, the families of seven former U-S prisoners of war are celebrating.
The rescued P-O-Ws say their captors beat them, but also provided medical care.
Five of the seven were members of a maintenance convoy along with former P-O-W Jessica Lynch.
Teri Okita is in Kuwait this morning, and joins us now with the latest.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=201-Teri Okita/CBS News;]
[SUPER=205-Kuwait City, Kuwait;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Tikrit, Iraq;]
[SUPER=201-Ruth Lee/Army Nurse;]
[SUPER=203-Baghdad, Iraq;]
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[OUT Q=back to you.]



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

(( EMBEDDED REPORTERS SAY U-S TROOPS HAVE SEIZED CONTROL OF AT LEAST PART OF TIKRIT. AL-JAZEERA TELEVISION IS BROADCASTING IMAGES OF MARINES WALKING THROUGH STREETS AND U-S TANKS TAKING POSITION IN A CENTRAL SQUARE. MARINES BATTLED FIGHTERS LOYAL TO SADDAM HUSSEIN WHEN THEY ENTERED THE DICTATOR'S HOMETOWN THIS MORNING. THE CITY IS CONSIDERED IRAQ'S LAST STRONGHOLD ... WITH REPUBLICAN GUARD SOLDIERS AND FEDAYEEN FIGHTERS HOLED UP IN THE AREA. ON THE WAY TO TIKRIT, MARINES MADE A JOYFUL DISCOVERY. SEVEN PRISONERS OF WAR, HELD FOR 22-DAYS, WERE FOUND LOCKED UP BUT UNGUARDED IN SAMARA. DOCTORS WHO EXAMINED THE P-O-W'S SAID THEY ARE ALL IN GOOD CONDITION.

(SOT-Lt. Col. Ruth Lee/Army Nurse)

"they had some bruises and scrapes, I am not liberty to talk about, they were very happy and healthy".
FIVE OF THE FORMER PRISONERS HAD BEEN MEMBERS OF A MAINTENANCE CONVOY ALONG WITH RESCUED P-O-W JESSICA LYNCH. THE OTHER TWO WERE APACHE HELICOPTER PILOTS WHO HAD BEEN SHOT DOWN.

(nats)

THE GUNFIGHTS CONTINUE IN AND AROUND BAGHDAD. MARINES EXCHANGED FIRE WITH SNIPERS LAST NIGHT. A TEAM OF TROOPS CAREFULLY MADE THEIR WAY THROUGH THE STREETS ... TRYING TO GET CLOSER TO THE BUILDING THE SNIPERS WERE FIRING FROM. IN THE END MARINES, ARRESTED THREE MEN.... BUT BELIEVE MORE MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED. IN THE NORTH TROOPS CAPTURED SADDAM'S HALF-BROTHER AND ADVISOR. U-S OFFICIALS SAY WATBAN IBRAHIM HASAN HAD PLANS TO ESCAPE TO NEIGHBORING SYRIA. ))

[Baghdad-Looting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=After Saddam]


In Baghdad, U-S forces are trying to bring order in the streets, as looting continues.
Kimberly Dozier has more on that.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=201-Kimberly Dozier/CBS News; :33]
[SUPER=201-Dr. Allaa Yusif/Iraqi Physician; :50]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=Dozier, CBS News, Baghdad.]




[11Allen]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC-21:46]
[GRAPHIC=Allen]

Senator George Allen will make several stops in Southwest Virginia today. Before the trip, he worked with lawmakers to provide money for the initial costs of the war in Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]

On Friday, the Senate approved a compromise bill that provides nearly 80- billion dollars for the war and its aftermath. The House added its stamp of approval on Saturday. The fast-track legislation also contains funds to combat terrorism, boost defenses at home and give new aid to airlines.
[SUPER=203-Roanoke;]

Senator George Allen says he's satisfied with the budget, but would've liked to have seen more money set aside for job creation.
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[SOT 15:52:50]
[IN Q=THE PART]
[SUPER=201-Sen. George Allen/(R) Virginia; ]

((GEORGE ALLEN: THE PART THAT HAS TO DO WITH ECONOMIC GROWTH AND JOBS IS NOT AS GOOD AS I WOULD HAVE LIKED IT TO BE, I THINK WE NEED TO DO MORE AS FAR AS TAX POLICY, AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL, TO REDUCE TAXES ON INVESTORS, ON FAMILIES, AND INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL BUSINESSES SO THAT THEY WILL INVEST AND CREATE MORE JOBS.))
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[OUT Q=CREATE MORE JOBS.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=Allen]

Allen will be making several appearances in southwest Virginia today, beginning in Hillsville. He'll also be stopping in Giles County for an announcement involving the historic courthouse and will visit the Volvo plant, as well.

[11Giles-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC-44:33]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Crews in Giles County have searched for a man whose boat capsized on the New River.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./Saturday;]

40- year- old James Pearly Simonds of Stuarts Draft was last seen around one o'clock Saturday. Yesterday, crews searched the river and river banks as police searched by helicopter. Witnesses told police they saw the man heading downstream on the top of a capsized boat. Rescue personnel found the boat about a mile and a half downstream from where Simonds was last seen. No word yet on whether the search will resume today.
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[11Madison-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC-2:00:17]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


One man is in the hospital and two Roanoke City police officers are on administrative leave following a shooting. The officers were responding to a loud music call on Madison Avenue around midnight Sunday morning when they stopped 20- year- old Antonio Lee Taylor who was driving away from the area.
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[VO-NAT 20 seconds]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

As the officers talked to Taylor, police say he moved his car, striking Officer M-E Thompson in the leg. Officer Thompson then fired several shots at Taylor, one of which hit him in the chest. The car then struck the porch of a home on Madison Avenue. Taylor was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial, but his condition is not being released.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

He faces charges of assault on a police officer and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. The police department says the two officers will remain on administrative leave until an investigation of the incident can be completed.

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Many companies are getting ready to release their first-quarter earnings reports.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BOTTOMLINE ON WALL STREET THIS WEEK. 1320 COMPANIES ARE EXPECTED TO REPORT THEIR EARNINGS AND INVESTORS ARE BRACING FOR SOME DISAPPOINTING NEWS...
U-S COMPANIES REDUCING THEIR FIRST QUARTER PROFIT ESTIMATES OUTNUMBER THOSE RAISING THEM BY ABOUT THREE TO ONE.
FINANCIAL SECTOR EARNINGS WILL BEGIN IN EARNEST HIGHLIGHTED BY REPORTS FROM CITIGROUP, BANK OF AMERICA AND FLEET BOSTON.
ON WALL STREET FRIDAY, INVESTORS STAYED ON THE SIDELINES AHEAD OF THESE PROFIT REPORTS AS THE WAR TOOK A BACK SEAT TO THE FUNDAMENTALS..

(GR)

THE DOW GAVE UP ABOUT 18 POINTS.. FOR THE WEEK IT SHED NEARLY 1 PERCENT

(GR)

THE NASDAQ SLIPPED 6 POINTS AND FELL 1.8 PERCENT FOR THE WEEK.

(OC)

STOCKS INITIALLY GOT A BOOST ON NEWS THAT RETAIL SALES REBOUNDED IN MARCH AS SHOPPES RETURNED TO THE STORES AFTER FEBRUARY'S SNOWSTORMS.. RETAIL SALES JUMPED ORE THAN 2 PERCENT.. THE BEST SHOWING IN 17 MONTHS.
AND A SURVEY FINDS CONSUMER CONFIDENCE ROSE IN APRIL AS U-S TROOPS MADE PROGRESS IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.

(GR)

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]


[1181-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC-2:00:13]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

Interstate 81 in Montgomery County has re-opened after an accident tied up traffic for hours last night.
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[VO-NAT - :26+]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Shortly before 8 o'clock, State Police say the driver of a tractor trailer ran off the left side of the road, overcorrected and flipped. Officials then had to clean up bags of concrete that the truck was carrying. The wreck blocked both northbound lanes of the interstate, and traffic was diverted to Route 460. No other cars were involved, and no one was injured. The driver of the truck has been charged with reckless driving.
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[11World-Record]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC-1:21:44]
[GRAPHIC=none]


30 video tapes, 300- witnesses and more than two days later, a Shawsville preacher has made history. But as Jennifer Wishon reports, he didn't do it for fame.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And they ran in with their]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :06]
[SUPER=01-James Cole/White Memorial Methodist Lay Leader; :18]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Norman Ramsey/White Memorial Methodist; :38]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:16]
[RUNS=2:03]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Shawsville]



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[SOT 29:45:27]
[IN Q=And they ran]

((AND THEY RAN IN WITH THEIR NOSES SO HIGH THAT THEY BOTH DROWNED BEFORE THEY GOT TO THE CAR. LAUGHTER))
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[OUT Q=Laughter]

He couldn't open his eyes and had trouble walking, But after more than 50 hours of preaching Reverend Norman Ramsey was still making his congregation laugh.
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[SOT 26:02:20]
[IN Q=We've been blessed]

((JAMES COLE/WHITE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH: WE'VE BEEN BLESSED WITH HIM, HE HAS HAD AN ABILITY TO GET ALONG WITH FOLKS. HE'S HAD AN ABILITY TO, AT THE RIGHT TIMES, MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH OR MAKE PEOPLE CRY.))
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[OUT Q=make people cry]

A while back Ramsey received a challenge. Preach for more than 50 hours and set a new world record. On Sunday he completed the challenge, but it wasn't easy.
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[SOT 21:53:11]
[IN Q=I came close]

((REV. NORMAN RAMSEY: I CAME CLOSE LAST NIGHT, I DID ONE PSALM ASLEEP. I THINK I FELL ASLEEP ON PSALM 117 BUT THEN I KEPT ON TALKING.))
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[OUT Q=kept on talking]

And it's a good thing he did because he had to follow strict rules.
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[SOT 24:42:01]
[IN Q=He could only have]

((JAMES COLE/WHITE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH: HE COULD ONLY HAVE A 30 SECOND PAUSE AT ANY POINT IN TIME BETWEEN, ACTUALLY IN HIS CASE, READING THE VARIOUS PSALMS.))
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[OUT Q=brake every 8 hours]

On top of that he only got a 15 minute break every eight hours, had to have a witness present at all times and had to record the entire sermon. But most importantly his message had to make sense. ((Nats music))
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[SOT 36:43:16]
[IN Q=Breaking a world]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: BREAKING A WORLD RECORD WASN'T THE CHURCH'S ONLY GOAL IN TAKING ON THE PROJECT. THEY'RE ALSO USING IT TO RAISE MONEY. MONEY THAT WILL GO TOWARDS A VARIETY OF LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS ALONG WITH THE FRANKLIN GRAHAM FESTIVAL COMING UP NEXT MONTH IN SALEM.))
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[OUT Q=month in Salem]

((Nats of Ramsey)) In fact the upcoming festival was part of Reverend Ramsey's inspiration.
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[SOT 20:24:16]
[IN Q=Well, it goes back to]

((REV. NORMAN RAMSEY/WHITE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH: WELL, IT GOES BACK TO SOMETHING SHERMAN BARNETT SAID BACK IN THE FIRST PREVIEW EVENT FOR THE FESTIVAL. HE SAID THEIR PURPOSE WAS TO MAKE THE GOSPEL UNAVOIDABLE IN THEIR COMMUNITY AND THIS WAS THE ONLY WAY I COULD COME UP WITH THAT WE MIGHT HAVE A CHANCE OF DOING THAT.))
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[OUT Q=chance of doing that]

The Reverend says he's not yet sure how the experience has changed him, but was sure of one thing.
[SOT 17:10:09]

((I GUESS I'VE FINISHED TALKING. LAUGHTER.)) Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Shawsville.))

[Hollywood-Minute]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Matthew McConaughey stars in a new film. And "Anger Management" tops the weekend box office.
Katherine Dorsett has those stories and more in the Hollywood Minute.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=With the Hollywood minute]
[RUNS=1:01]
[OUT Q=I'm Katherine Dorsett.]





[Lion-Cubs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's been more than 20 years since faces like these appeared at the San Francisco Zoo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]


These two lion cubs were born on February 17th.
They're the first African lions born at the zoo since 19-79.
They made their public debut yesterday.
Their mother died two days after giving birth, but zoo staff have been feeding the cubs by hand.
Their dad is at the zoo, living with a new female lion.
Zoo keepers hope all four can be united into a family.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, Wall Street gets back to work today after suffering a loss on Friday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA; :40]
[SUPER=04-Last April; :48]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case]


((INVESTORS, LOOKING BEYOND THE WAR, WEREN'T ENCOURAGED BY THE ECONOMIC AND EARNINGS PICTURE. FRIDAY'S STOCKS EDGED LOWER, AND THE WEEK SHOWED A MODEST LOSS. THE DOW WAS DOWN ALMOST 18 POINTS. THE NASDAQ WAS OFF NEARLY SEVEN. GENERAL ELECTRIC REPORTED FIRST-QUARTER NET EARNINGS OF THREE-POINT-TWO-BILLION DOLLARS, OR 32 CENTS A SHARE. THAT'S DOWN FROM 35 CENTS A SHARE A YEAR AGO, BUT IN LINE WITH ANALYSTS' ESTIMATES. REVENUE FOR THE QUARTER DECLINED ONE PERCENT AMID LOWER GAS TURBINE SALES AT ITS POWER SYSTEMS DIVISION. APPLE COMPUTER IS IN TALKS TO BUY UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP FROM VIVENDI UNIVERSAL. THE PRICE COULD BE AS HIGH AS SIX-BILLION DOLLARS, ACCORDING TO THE LOS ANGELES TIMES. APPLE HAS MADE NO FORMAL BID, AND NEGOTIATIONS COULD STILL DISSOLVE OVER ISSUES.
(SUPER: San Francisco - April, 2002) THE DEAL COULD MAKE APPLE'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE, STEVE JOBS, THE MOST POWERFUL PLAYER

IN THE RECORDING INDUSTRY. CITIGROUP IS EXPECTED TO REPORT HIGHER FIRST-QUARTER EARNINGS ON MONDAY. SUCH A REPORT COULD SET THE TONE FOR THE REST OF BANKING. WALL STREET ANALYSTS ESTIMATE CITIGROUP EARNED 77 CENTS A SHARE IN THE QUARTER, UP FROM 67 CENTS A SHARE A YEAR EARLIER. AS THE BIGGEST U-S FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANY, CITIGROUP'S REPORT WILL BE SEEN AS A BELLWETHER. WITH THE BIZ BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))






[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [COMM]


[Medical-Rules]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


New measures are being taken to protect patient confidentiality.
The rules taking effect across the country require some big adjustments at hospitals, doctors' offices and health plans.
File cabinets with medical records are being locked. Violators can receive punishment of up to 250-thousand dollars in fines and 10 years in prison. Pharmacy customers are being kept back from the desk, so discussions with other patients can't be overheard.