[Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


It looks like the war in Iraq is gradually coming to an end.
With Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit under control and the major battles apparently over, some U-S forces and equipment are being sent home.
That, as the process of re- building Iraq gets under way.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon says its focus is shifting.
The search for suspected weapons of mass destruction will intensify, now that combat operations are winding down.


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=203-Tikrit, Iraq;]
[SUPER=203-Baghdad, Iraq;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



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

((
WITH SADDAM HUSSEIN'S HOMETOWN OF TIKRIT NOW UNDER CONTROL THE PENTAGON SAYS THE MAJOR BATTLES ARE PROBABLY OVER. SOME FORCES ARE BEING SENT BACK TO AMERICA. THE AIR FORCE HAS SENT HOME FOUR B-2 STEALTH BOMBERS. TWO AIRCRAFT CARRIERS ARE LEAVING THIS WEEK. ALSO GOING BACK... PLANES THAT ONCE ENFORCED IRAQ'S NORTHERN NO FLY ZONE.

(nats-"you shouldn't be stealing from your own country)
(Baghdad, Iraq)

TROOPS ON THE GROUND ARE SHIFTING FROM A COMBAT FORCE TO A STABILIZING FORCE. BUT MARINES ARE HAPPY TO EVENTUALLY RELINQUISH THE JOB TO THE IRAQI POLICE WHO ARE BACK ON THE STREETS OF BAGHDAD. THEY'VE BEGUN JOINT PATROLS WITH U-S TROOPS IN AN EFFORT TO CONTROL LOOTING AND RESTORE ORDER IN THE CITY.

(nats)

OTHER TROOPS ARE ON A SEARCH AND DESTROY MISSION. SEARCH FOR WEAPONS AND THEN DESTROY THEM.
(nats)

MANY OF THEM ARE AMERICAN MADE. SOLDIERS IN SOUTHERN BAGHDAD COPIED THE SERIAL NUMBERS OFF THESE ANTI-TANK MISSILES... HOPING THEY CAN FIND OUT WHO SOLD THEM TO THE IRAQIS. TROOPS HAVE ALSO FOUND WEAPONS FROM SAUDI ARABIA, FRANCE AND RUSSIA. BUT SO FAR THE SEARCH FOR CHEMICAL WEAPONS HAS COME UP EMPTY. 11 BURIED SHIPPING CONTAINERS FILLED WITH LABORATORY EQUIPMENT WERE RECENTLY DISCOVERED NEAR KARBALA--THEY'LL BE TESTED TO SEE IF THEY COULD BE USED FOR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. ))


[11Postwar-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC2:01:51]
[GRAPHIC=After Saddam]


Some Iraqis are boycotting a meeting that's meant to help form the country's new government.
A U-S envoy plans to meet with leaders today, but some oppose the choice of an American to head an interim administration. Meanwhile, one expert in Virginia says it still will be a long time before Iraq holds free and fair elections.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond]


Dr. Judy Twigg, a professor at V-C-U, says it will take a period of years to ensure a stable transition to democracy for Iraq.
She also says that once democratic elections are established, there is no guarantee that the U-S will be happy with the outcome.
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[SOT 1::-]
[IN Q=I THINK WE NEED TO BE LOOKING]

((JUDY TWIGG/POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR, VCU: I THINK WE NEED TO BE LOOKING AHEAD TO THE POSSIBILITY THAT TRULY FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS IN IRAQ MAY PRODUCE AN IRAQI GOVERNMENT THAT DOESN'T NECESSARILY, YOU KNOW, BEND TO ALL THE WISHES AND WHIMS OF THE UNITED STATES. WE NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR THAT.))
[SUPER=201-Judy Twigg/VCU Political Science Professor]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=WE NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR THAT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Twigg says, for now, the most pressing problem for the U-S is getting food and water to the Iraqi people.
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[Body-Found]


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


Investigators are examining a body found in Northern California to see if it's Laci Peterson.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond, CA;]


A dog walker saw the badly- decomposed body washed up on the shore a day after the body of a newborn baby boy was found in the same area.
Police say there's no evidence at this time that the cases are connected.
Laci Peterson was pregnant with a boy when she disappeared from Modesto on Christmas Eve.
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[11Vinton-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC1:08:55]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

[****ANCHOR TAG****]
There will be no cooking for awhile at a Vinton restaurant.
A fire damaged New York Pizza last night.
Justin McLeod tells us when the place may be back in business.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nicole Haulton/Restaurant Worker; :11]
[SUPER=01-Tony Montuori/Restaurant Owner; :22]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Jim Hise/Vinton Fire & Rescue; :42]
[SUPER=@justin1; :55]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Vinton]

((((NAT SOUND OF THE SCENE))
It all began around 5:30, just as the busy dinner hour was getting underway.
[SOT 21:26]
[IN Q=The smoke was]

((NICOLE HAULTON/RESTAURANT WORKER: THE SMOKE WAS JUST COMING DOWN, I WENT TO USE THE RESTROOM, CAME BACK, EVERYBODY WAS RUNNING OUT AND THE WHOLE PLACE WAS FULL OF SMOKE, YOU COULDN'T EVEN SEE.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=couldn't even see]


Also having trouble seeing were the two workers who tried to put the fire out.
[SOT 23:28]
[IN Q=We opened the ceiling]

((TONY MONTUORI/OWNER: WE OPENED THE CEILING TILE IT WAS ONE PLACE, WE TURNED IT OFF WITH THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER BUT THEN AFTER THAT, THE OTHER GUY NORMAND HE OPENED THE OTHER SIDE THERE WAS A BIGGER FLAME. WE TRIED TO CUT THAT ONE OFF BUT IT WAS JUST TOO MUCH.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=just too much]


Firefighters arrived minutes later and quickly extinguished the fire.
They believe it started in the attic. [27:47]
[IN Q=Fortunately, the fire]

((LT. JIM HISE/VINTON AND FIRE RESCUE: FORTUNATELY, ALL THE FIRE WAS UP IN THE ATTIC. THE FIRE WASN'T ACTUALLY IN THE RESTAURANT PART SO THAT HELPED OUT A WHOLE LOT.)) [Runs06]
[OUT =a whole lot]


In the restaurant part, you can see signs that customers left in a hurry.
Fortunately, the area downstairs sustained just minor water damage.
[SOT 31:43]
[IN Q=The fire could not]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE FIRE COULD NOT HAVE COME AT A WORSE TIME. THE RESTAURANT IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING MAJOR RENOVATIONS. THE OWNERS HAVE SPENT NEARLY FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ON NEW TILE WORK, TABLES, AND CHAIRS. THE OWNER SAYS THIS IS A SETBACK BUT HE HOPES TO BE BACK IN BUSINESS WITHIN 30 DAYS.)) [Runs15]
[OUT Q=within 30 days]

((NAT SOUND OF SCENE))
Within those 30 days, the restaurant will celebrate it's 20th anniversary.
It is a restaurant that has a loyal following.
[SOT 25:02]
[IN Q=We're loyal to them]

((TONY MONTUORI/OWNER: WE'RE LOYAL TO THEM, THEY ARE LOYAL TO US AND WE WILL MAKE SURE WE OPEN BACK UP AND MAKE IT GOOD AGAIN.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=good again]


The owner also hopes to make good on a promise not to lay-off any workers.
He says they'll be asked to help clean up the mess in an effort to get the ovens going again.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Vinton. ))
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Fire investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire, but they believe it was accidental.
Damage estimates top nearly 35-thousand dollars.

[11Income-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC1:56:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you haven't completed your federal income taxes, time is running out.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Last minute filers like Eric Ross Garland are filing into places like H & R Block. Tax preparers at the location get really busy around the April 15th deadline. Garland says he doesn't want to deal with the paperwork and wants his refund fast.
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[SOT 10:15:23 // 10:19:11 ]
[IN Q=with me]

((ERIC ROSS GARLAND/TAX CLIENT; WITH ME IT'S REALLY A LOT OF THINGS I PUT OFF YEAH BUT TAXES DEFINITELY YEAH EVERY YEAR IT'S ALWAYS LAST MINUTE.)) ((DEBORAH HILL/H & R BLOCK DISTRICT MGR.; SOMETIMES BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION READY AND THEY'RE WAITING ON DOCUMENTATION SOMETIMES BECAUSE WE JUST DON'T FIND THE TIME TO DO OUR TAXES.))
[SUPER=01-Eric Ross Garland/Tax Client; :00]
[SUPER=01-Deborah Hill/H & R Block District Manager; :10]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=DO OUR TAXES]
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[VO-NAT]

To help customers get tax forms in on time, places like H & R Block and the post office have extended hours this time of year. Still the IRS says the fastest and most accurate way to file is electronically on your computer.
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[CA-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


If you've been doing a little California Dreamin' , THIS will really open your eyes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Running Springs, CA;]


SNOW is falling in the mountains as low as five- thousand feet.
Anywhere from one to two feet of snow is expected in areas above seven thousand feet.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the mountains of Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, and even Los Angeles county.
Low- lying areas could see some localized flooding as well.
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(weather toss)


[11Philip-Morris]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Philip Morris has won a battle to reduce a tobacco lawsuit bond.
That means Virginia and 45 other states are winners too.
An Illinois judge reduced the bond from 12 billion dollars to 6 billion.
That means the cigarette maker should be able to make today's payment from the National Tobacco Settlement.

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, More companies are expected to release their earnings reports today.
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=1:40]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((WALL STREET'S ATTENTION SHIFTS FROM WAR TO EARNINGS...

(gr)

AFTER THE CLOSING BELL I-B-M REPORTED FIRST QUARTER PROFIT OF 79 CENTS A SHARE.. THAT WAS A PENNY SHY OF ESTIMATES, BUT SALES AT BIG BLUE TOPPED ESTIMATES...

(oc)

ON THE EARNINGS FRONT TODAY.. GENERAL MOTORS, MICROSOFT AND INTEL ARE AMONG THE COMPANIES SLATED TO REPORT.

(gr)

INTEL ALSO ANNOUNCED IT IS DELAYING THE SHIPMENTS OF ITS LATEST PENTIUM 4 CHIP BY A FEW WEEKS DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS.

(oc)

ON WALL STREET.. BETTER THAN EXPECTED PROFITS FROM FINANCIAL POWERHOUSES CITIGROUP AND FANNIE MAE SPARKED A RALLY..

(gr)

THE DOW SHOT UP 148 POINTS..

(gr)

THE NASDAQ CLIMBED 26 POINTS

(gr)

ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST.. AMERICAN AIRLINES MAY FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY AS EARLY AS TODAY IF ANY OF ITS THREE UNIONS FAIL TO RAFITY THEIR TENTATIVE CONTRACT DEALS.

(oc)

A COURT VICTORY FOR PHILIP MORRIS... AN ILLINOIS JUDGE SAID THE TOBACCO GIANT MUST POST A BOND OF ABOUT 6-BILLION DOLLARS TO APPEAL A 10 BILLION DOLLAR TRIAL JUDGEMENT. THE AGREEMENT SPARES PHILIP MORRIS FROM MAKING A 12-BILLION DOLLAR PAYMENT THAT THREATENED TO PUSH THE COMPANY INTO BANKRUPTCY. PHILIP MORRIS WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO MAKE A 2.6 BLN DOLLAR PAYMENT TODAY TO 47 STATES.

(gr)

WORLDCOM HAS REACHED AGREEMENT WITH CREDITORS THAT WILL ALLOW THE COMPANY TO EMERGE FROM THE BIGGEST U-S BANKRUPTCY BY OCTOBER. UNDER THE REORGANIZATION PLAN, WORLDCOM WILL CHANGE IT'S NAME TO MCI AND MOVE ITS HEADQUARTERS FROM CLINTON, MISSISSIPPI TO ASHBURN VIRGINIA.

(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]


[School-Shooting]


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


Some students say a deadly shooting at a high school in New Orleans was retaliation for events from a previous night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans;]


Police are still trying to determine the exact motive for the killing of 15- year- old Jonathon Williams.
But other students say they believe it was gang- related.
Three girls were also wounded when a group of teenagers opened fire in a gym filled with around 200 students.
Four teens are now under arrest.
Three are charged with first degree murder, another is charged with being an accessory.
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[11Giles-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC1:22:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Giles County officials say they're scaling back their search for a missing boater.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

40-year-old James Pearly Simonds has been missing since Saturday, when his boat capsized near Glen Lyn. Relatives told authorities he was working on a project for V-Dot, although V-Dot says it has no record of Simonds' or his work. Rescue workers recovered Simonds' boat about a mile and a half from where he was last seen. This is the second boating accident in Giles County in about a month. A massive search has been planned for this weekend.
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[11Ringgold-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC1:19:10]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


A company in Southside is expanding its operations and its workforce. Intertape Polymer will hire 50 new employees.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Yesterday, the company announced it will spend five-million dollars building a distribution center near its exisiting factory in the Ringgold West Industrial Park.
Intertape has 15 plants nationwide, but 200-thousand dollars in state and local incentive grants convinced the company to expand here.
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[SOT 00:04:55]
[IN Q=It plays a]

((DAVID BENNETT/INTERTAPE POLYMER: IT PLAYS A BIG PART BECAUSE FUNDS ARE TIGHT AND THIS ALLOWS US TO TAKE OUR WORKING CAPITAL AND PUT IT INTO EQUIPMENT RATHER THAN BUILDING AND LAND AND PROPERTY.))
[SUPER=01-David Bennett/Intertape Polymer; ]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=land and property.]
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[VO-NAT]


Intertape employs about 240 people in Danville, and more than 26-hundred nationwide.
It manufactures adhesive tapes for packaging systems.
Construction on the new facility should be finished later this year.
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[11Danville-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC 1:30:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A group in Southside is receiving a research grant from NASA.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton Roads is giving 75-thousand dollars to a polymer research group based in Danville.
The Advance and Applied Polymer Processing Institute will use the money to develop newer, better materials for use in NASA programs.
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[SOT 14:41:43]
[IN Q=We're looking for]

((MICHAEL SHUART/NASA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER: WE'RE LOOKING FOR COST-EFFECTIVE WAYS TO MAKE THE NEXT GENERATION OF AIRCRAFT. THERE'S LOTS OF NEW MATERIALS THAT ARE OUT THERE AND OFTEN THEY'RE VERY EXPENSIVE BECAUSE THEY'RE VERY NEW. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO LEARN IS HOW TO PROCESS THOSE MATERIALS IN A VERY EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE WAY, AND THE WORK THAT'S GOING ON HERE WILL DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTE TO THAT GOAL.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Shuart/NASA Langley Research Center; ]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=contribute to that goal.]
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[VO-NAT]


Much of the research will be done in the new Institute for Advanced Learning and Research which is being built near the Danville airport.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[VOB-Vinton-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morning AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A pizza place is out of business, at least temporarily.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


A fire yesterday afternoon slightly damaged the New York Pizza restaurant on Route 24 in Vinton.
Firefighters successfully contained the fire to just the attic.
However, the restaurant part did sustain some water damage.
The fire broke out during the busy dinner hour.
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[SOT 21:26; 25:02]
[IN Q=The smoke was just]

((NICOLE HAULTON/RESTAURANT WORKER: THE SMOKE WAS JUST COMING DOWN, I WENT TO USE THE RESTROOM, CAME BACK, EVERYBODY WAS RUNNING OUT AND THE WHOLE PLACE WAS FULL OF SMOKE, YOU COULDN'T EVEN SEE.)) ((TONY MONTUORI/RESTAURANT OWNER: WE'RE LOYAL TO THEM, THEY ARE LOYAL TO US AND WE WILL MAKE SURE WE OPEN BACK UP AND MAKE IT GOOD AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Nicole Haulton/Restaurant Worker; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Montuori/Restaurant Owner; :07]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=good again]
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[VO-NAT]


The owner says he hopes to open again for business within the next month.
The fire marshal is still trying to determine the cause, but believes the fire was accidental.
Damage estimates top more than 30-thousand dollars.
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[11Pulaski-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


The sluggish economy isn't good for the grandfather clock business and that's costing some Henry County employees their jobs. Yesterday, Pulaski Furniture announced it'll lay off 70 employees at its Ridgeway plant in June. The president of the company says the decision was put off for as long as possible in hopes that sales would increase.
Laid- off employees will receive a severance package. Other furniture companies have been notified of the available workers. The company expects the layoffs will return the plant to a full schedule.

[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, It's time for first quarter earnings reports. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :52]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]



((STOCKS RALLIED MONDAY AS POSITIVE PROFIT REPORTS ALLOWED INVESTORS TO SEE SOME HOPE FOR CORPORATE GROWTH AND THE ECONOMY. THE DOW CLOSED 147 POINTS HIGHER. THE NASDAQ WAS UP 26. CITIGROUP LED A PARADE OF UPBEAT EARNINGS NEWS FROM FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS. THE NATION'S LARGEST FINANCIAL CONGLOMERATE, REPORTED FIRST-QUARTER RESULTS THAT WERE AHEAD OF EXPECTATIONS AND ALSO SHOWED IMPROVEMENT FROM A YEAR EARLIER. BANK OF AMERICA SAID ITS OWN CONSUMER BUSINESS HELPED FIRST-QUARTER EARNINGS GROW FROM A YEAR EARLIER. AND... FANNIE MAE'S EARNINGS SHOT UP IN THE QUARTER, WELL ABOVE ANALYSTS' EXPECTATIONS. FINANCIAL STOCKS ON AVERAGE GAINED MORE THAN 1 PERCENT. PFIZER HAS RECEIVED CLEARANCE FROM THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION FOR ITS ACQUISITION OF PHARMACIA. IT WAS THE LAST MAJOR OBSTACLE TO THE DEAL. THE FTC DID REQUIRE THE DIVESTITURE OF SOME PRODUCTS. PFIZER SAID THE TWO COMPANIES WILL START OPERATING AS A COMBINED UNIT LATER THIS WEEK. WORLDCOM HAS FILED ITS REORGANIZATION PLAN. THE COMPANY, WHICH WILL NOW BE CALLED M-C-I, TOLD THE BANKRUPTCY COURT, MORE THAN 90% OF ITS CREDITORS HAD AGREED TO THE PLAN. THE FORMER TELECOMMUNICATIONS GIANT WOULD EMERGE WITH ABOUT $4 BILLION IN NET DEBT. ITS FORMER STOCKHOLDERS WILL END UP WITH NOTHING. WITH THE BIZ BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))




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


[11Police-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC2:04:14]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A Roanoke man who was shot by a city police officer remains in the hospital.
A police department investigation is underway, and relatives of the victim say they are also looking for more information.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday, yellow police tape still marked the home on Madison Avenue where Antonio Lee Taylor's car came to rest.
Roanoke police say what started with a loud music complaint, ended with gunfire after Taylor's car struck officer M. E. Thompson.
Taylor's mother is seeking legal advice and gathering facts about the incident, but says her first concern is her son's recovery.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Right now]

((MICHELLE TAYLOR/ANTONIO TAYLOR'S MOTHER; RIGHT NOW I'M REALLY CONCERNED WITH MY SON'S CONDITION. AND RIGHT NOW I'M NOT TALKING WITH ANYONE BECAUSE WE'RE CONCERNED WITH HIM AND GETTING HIM BETTER, BUT MY SON HE'S HANGING IN THERE. HE'S TOUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Michelle Taylor/Antonio Taylor's Mother;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=he's hanging in there. He's tough.]
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[VO-NAT]


Antonio Taylor faces charges of assault on a police officer and cocaine possession.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Thompson and another officer who was on the scene, C. L. Calvert, have been placed on administrative leave while the incident is under investigation.

[Hollywood-Minute]


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

"Anger Management" is number one. And British Prine Minister Tony Blair meets "The Simpsons".
Brooke Anderson has those stories and more in the Hollywood Minute.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=With the Hollywood minute]
[SUPER=04-Warner Brothers; :06]
[SUPER=04-20th Century Fox; :27]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/March 23; :35]
[SUPER=03-London, England/Thursday; :56]
[SUPER=04-FOX; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=I'm Brooke Anderson.]


((WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE...I'M BROOKE ANDERSON. JACK NICHOLSON AND ADAM SANDLER ARE ALL THE RAGE AT THE BOX OFFICE. THEIR NEW COMEDY, ANGER MANAGEMENT, TOOK THE TOP SPOT ON THE BIG SCREEN THIS WEEKEND. BUT, THAT'S NOT ALL...THE FILM ALSO HAD THE BIGGEST OPENING OF ANY MOVIE THIS YEAR...SNAGGING MORE THAN 44-MILLION DOLLARS...THAT'S ALSO ENOUGH TO MAKE IT THE BIGGEST APRIL OPENING EVER, SURPASSING THE ROCK IN THE SCORPION KING. LAST WEEKEND'S TOP FLICK, "PHONE BOOTH", BROUGHT IN SEVEN AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS... SLIDING TO THE NUMBER TWO SPOT.
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MEANWHILE, GUESS WHO SOON MIGHT BE DINING AT THE WHITE HOUSE! ACCORDING TO THE DRUDGE REPORT INTERNET WEBSITE, WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED THAT THE OUTSPOKEN FILMMAKER MICHAEL MOORE MAY BE INVITED TO THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER. THAT'S SET FOR APRIL 26-TH. YOU MIGHT REMEMBER MOORE'S ANTI-PRESIDENT BUSH SPEECH AT THE OSCARS! TRADITIONALLY, MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS INVITE BUZZWORTHY GUESTS TO THE EVENT.
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SPEAKING OF POLITICS MEETING POP CULTURE...BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR IS GOING TO BE A GUEST... ON THE SIMPSONS! A SPOKESMAN SAYS THE PRIME MINISTER IS A LONGTIME FAN OF THE SHOW. HE TOOK A BREAK ON FRIDAY TO RECORD SOME DIALOGUE FOR AN UPCOMING EPISODE ...WHERE HOMER AND THE CREW HEAD TO BRITAIN FOR A HOLIDAY. WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M BROOKE ANDERSON.))