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Just ahead on News 7 at 5, one more name is gone from the "Most Wanted" deck of cards. Another former Iraqi official is now in U.S. hands.
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And a man was just moving in to his new Botetourt County quarters .. when the home catches fire.
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Kicking off this weekend on a very chilly note. Showers are also part of the equation. Details ahead.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A new wrinkle in election procedure is creating confusion for reporting campaign contributions.
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And you'd think these little critters would breed like rabbits. But this shy breed of pygmy bunnies needs human help to avoid extinction.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

Plus new help for children with learning disabilities. News 7 at 5 is next. [Open]
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A recent tape is released supposedly showing Saddam Hussein, but is it real?
One thing that is- the arrest of another of Iraq's most wanted.
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((SAMIR ABUL AZIZ AL-NAJIM, ONE OF THE TOP 55 LEADERS OF THE REGIME, WAS HANDED OVER TO COALITION FORCES BY IRAQI KURDS NEAR MOSUL IN NORTHERN IRAQ,.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Najim was a Baath Party regional commander and listed as Number 24 on the U-S most wanted list.
He is the fourth person on that list in U-S custody.
Teri Okita now with more on that and what's happening in the streets of Iraq.
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[SUPER=201-Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks/U.S. Central Command; :37]
[SUPER=201-Ahmad Chalabi/Iraqi Nat'l Congress; :59]
[SUPER=201-CWO Dave Williams/Former POW; 1:19]
[SUPER=201-Teri Okita/CBS News; 1:26]
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((WHILE BAGHDAD APPEARS TO BE ON THE REBOUND....MARINES ARE STILL CLEARING POCKETS OF RESISTANCE. FIVE SUSPECTED IRAQI REPUBLICAN GUARD SOLDIERS WERE ARRESTED FRIDAY.
THE FOUR OF CLUBS IS ALSO IN CUSTODY. A TOP BAATH PARTY OFFICIAL ... SAMIR ABUL AZIZ AL-NAJIM... ONE OF THE 55-MOST WANTED LEADERS WAS HANDED OVER TO U-S FORCES BY KURDISH TROOPS. AND ANOTHER TAPE OF A MAN WHO LOOKS LIKE SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS SURFACED. ABU DHABI TV SAYS THEY'VE BEEN TOLD...THIS WAS SHOT ON APRIL 9TH, THE SAME DAY U-S FORCES ROLLED INTO BAGHDAD ... AND TWO DAYS AFTER COALITION BOMBS LEVELED A BUILDING THEY THOUGHT SADDAM WAS IN. BRIG. GEN. VINCENT BROOKS/U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND "WE DON'T HAVE ANY REMAINS THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AT THIS POINT, BUT OUR EFFORTS ARE ONGOING TO FIND ALL WE CAN ABOUT THAT."
THE PENTAGON IS STUDYING THE TAPE AND HAS MADE NO COMMENT ABOUT ITS AUTHENTICITY. AND THOUSANDS OF IRAQIS PROTESTED U-S OCCUPATION OF THEIR COUNTRY. THAT ... WHILE A LEADER OF THE FORMERLY EXILED IRAQI NATIONAL CONGRESS PROMISED THAT IRAQ WILL BE RULED BY IRAQIS.. AHMAD CHALABI/IRAQI NATIONAL CONGRESS "THERE WILL BE NO U.S. MILITARY GOVERNMENT AND THE ROLE OF GOVERNING IRAQ WILL BE IN THE HANDS OF IRAQIS." BUT AHMAD CHALABI, WHO HAS THE BACKING OF THE U-S SAYS HE IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR ANY OFFICE. AND IN GERMANY ON FRIDAY, SEVEN FORMER AMERICAN POW'S ARE LOOKING GOOD AS THEY GET READY TO HEAD TO THE STATES SATURDAY. CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER DAVE WILLIAMS/U.S. ARMY "I LIKE TO THANK MY FELLOW AMERICANS, WE WOULD ALL LIKE TO THANK OUR FELLOW AMERICANS FOR THE TREMENDOUS SUPPORT." THE U-S WANTS TO JUMP-START IRAQ'S SHATTERED ECONOMY AND IS ASKING THE U-N TO LIFT SANCTIONS WITHIN WEEKS. BUT BEFORE THAT HAPPENS, SEVERAL SECURITY COUNCILMEMBERS STILL WANT TO KNOW WHO WILL RUN THE COUNTRY AND WHO WILL CONTROL THE OIL. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))


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Here at home, the first pistol-packing commercial airline pilots finish training tomorrow.
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The first group of pilots to go through the federal training has been learning everything from legal liability to how to shoot over the shoulder. Politicians approved the program under the Homeland Security Act and pilots could be carrying guns in the cockpit as early as Sunday. The pilots are spending six days learning defense tactics in an effort to stop terrorists from hijacking an airplane in flight.
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A Lynchburg woman who was the first in the city in years to be convicted of welfare fraud had her sentencing delayed this afternoon.
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56-year-old Cheryl Yvonne Mays pleaded guilty in February to receiving more than two thousand dollars worth of food stamps she wasn't entitled too.
Judge Leyburn Mosby (LAY-burn MOZE-bee) placed Mays on probation this afternoon and delayed her sentencing for six months.
Mosby wants Mays to continue making restitution and perform community service until her case comes up again in October.
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Investigators aren't sure what sparked a fire at a Botetourt County mobile home.
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No one was home when the fire broke out this afternoon, just off Oak Ridge Road.
Three fire companies arrived within 10 minutes, but the home was already a total loss.
David Stevens, a dairy farmer, was leasing it out to one of his farm hands. He says the man was just moving in some belongings and had left to gather more before the fire broke out.
A fire investigator is still trying to determine what caused the blaze. He says there was a wood burning stove in the home, but doesn't know if it was being used.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A new way of picking politicians has spawned some confusion.
Only a handful of local politicians running for the General Assembly turned over their financial records to the state by the April 15th deadline.
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State law says all candidates must file financial disclosure statements every several months. But there is confusion on whether the office seekers are technically candidates because the primaries and mass meetings are being run by the parties instead of the state.
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((DIANE HENSON/ROANOKE CO. REGISTRAR; WE DON'T CONSIDER SOMEONE A CANDIDATE UNTIL THE PARTY HAS TURNED THEIR NAME OVER TO US OR AN INDEPENDANT COMES IN AND SAYS I AM GOING TO RUN, HERE IS MY PAPERWORK. AT THAT TIME THEY START FILING ON A REGULAR BASIS.))
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The law does not specifically address the matter, but the State Board of Elections says all candidates must file the paperwork anyway. All of the candidates who have not filed have been given an extension.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Coming up on Health Check - another suspected SARS case in Virginia, and greater fears in New York.
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And learning to learn -- with learning disabilities. Some new techniques are helping many children get the job done.

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State health officials say another Virginian may be sick with severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. The latest suspected case was reported in the Richmond area. It brings to six the current number of possible SARS cases in the Commonwealth.
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There are ten suspected cases in New York City. Health officials say none of them were contracted in the city itself, but fears are leading to pictures we've mostly see only from Asia so far. Some people in New York's Chinatown are now wearing face masks in hopes of protecting themselves from the mysterious virus, which started in Asia. Because of that connection, Chinatown's economy has taken a substantial hit because of worries over SARS.
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[**ANCHOR TAG**] Children with learning disabilities may face a tougher road than normal, but new techniques are helping many find the going a little easier, and faster, than before. Dr. Mallika Marshall shows us how.
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((SARAH RICHARDS: Sometimes the letters would swap places and look different so I couldn't get the words right."
DIAGNOSED WITH DYSLEXIA IN THE 1ST GRADE, SARAH RICHARDS STRUGGLED WITH READING AND SPELLING.

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" certain letters like B's and D's looked the same"

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SARAH THEN BEGAN AN EDUCATIONAL THERAPY PROGRAM CREATED BY THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES. TWICE A WEEK SARAH ATTENDS ONE ON ONE SESSIONS, ENGAGING IN INTENSE WRITING AND VERBAL EXERCISES DESIGNED TO ACTUALLY STIMULATE AND CHANGE HER BRAIN.

SOT: Carol Ouellette/NILD Educational Therapist

"Over time as deficit areas in a child's learning are worked on and stimulated and strengthened then those deficits are no longer a hindrance for them."
STANDUP: IN A STUDY OF 72 KIDS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES, RESEARCHERS FOUND STUDENTS WHO COMPLETED THREE YEARS OF THE THERAPY SIGNIFICANTLY OUTPERFORMED STUDENTS IN A CONTROL GROUP ON BOTH GENERAL AND VERBAL I-Q TESTING.

SOT: Dr. Kathleen Hopkins/National Institute of Learning Disabilities

"We found that the differences were tremendous. They made gains in all academic areas -- in math, spelling and reading.

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AFTER WORKING THE PROGRAM, SARAH'S SKILLS WERE RETESTED.

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I was amazed, it felt like a miracle had happened to my daughter and she started to understand reading and I was beyond relieved.
AND SARAH WHO EARNED ALL A'S LAST SEMESTER-- HAS THIS ADVICE FOR OTHER KIDS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES.

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"To um get in the program//because it will help them with their learning disability."
N I L D SUPPORTERS ARE NOW LOOKING FOR FUNDING TO CONDUCT A LARGER STUDY ON THE EFFICACY OF THEIR PROGRAM. DR. MALLIKA MARSHALL, CBS NEWS.))
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The National Institute for Learning Disabilities has more information on its web page,
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[TAKE WDBJ7 Web FS] and for a direct link, just go to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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It's no small job trying to save pygmy rabbits. Still ahead, an endangered species gets some big help.
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And up in the sky! A kite festival hopes to see something other than rain when dawn breaks tomorrow.
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All eyes will be on the sky Saturday as the Fifth Annual Kite Festival gets underway at Roanoke County's Green Hill Park. Brent Watts has the high-flying details.
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It was a lot of work, but hardly a whale of a time. Still ahead, volunteers try to save dozens of stranded whales.
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And honk if you love "Mother Goose". Meet a woman who has made new friends, and is on a new mission.
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They're supposed to breed like rabbits, but a group of bunnies is on the brink of being wiped out. Lilian Kim tells us how scientists are working to save a certain rabbit species from extinction.
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((THESE BUNNIES ARE EXTREMELY SHY -- BUT THEY ARE THE FOCUS OF MUCH ATTENTION THESE DAYS.
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It's almost a challenge to try and creep up on them, and see the animals. WILDLIFE BIOLOGISTS ARE BREEDING THESE IDAHO PYGMY RABBITS IN CAPTIVITY. SO FAR THEY'VE PRODUCED FIVE LITTERS -- AND JUNIPER HERE IS BELIEVED TO BE PREGNANT AGAIN. THIS BREEDING EXPERIMENT IS DESIGNED TO HELP OUT ANOTHER SPECIES -- THE ENDANGERED WASHINGTON PYGMY RABBIT, ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION.
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Very very close and it can go at any time. THE WASHINGTON PYGMY LIVES MOSTLY BELOW GROUND. FEWER THAN 30 ARE LEFT -- LARGELY BECAUSE OF DEVELOPMENT, WILDFIRES AND DISEASE. BUT SCIENTISTS HOPE TO BOOST THE POPULATION THROUGH CAPTIVE BREEDING -- LEARNING AS MUCH AS THEY CAN FROM THE BREEDING PATTERNS OF THE IDAHO SPECIES -- AN ANIMAL VERY SIMILAR.
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You have so few of the animals you're most concerned about you use these surrogate animals as an experiment. 1/8STAND UP3/8 EACH RABBIT IS KEPT IN AN 8 BY 8 FOOT ENCLOSURE. SAGEBRUSH AND SOIL HELP SIMULATE THE ANIMAL'S NATURAL HABITAT. KEEPING TABS ON THE BURROWING ANIMAL HAS ITS CHALLENGES.
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I see food disappearing, I see signs that they were there, but I don't see them everyday. STILL, RESEARCHERS ARE SLOWLY GATHERING VALUABLE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE TINY CRITTERS WHICH THEY HOPE CAN BOUNCE BACK A DWINDLING RABBIT POPULATION. IN EATONVILLE, WASHINGTON, LILIAN KIM REPORTING. ))


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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to a wet two minute ticker. Radford University is hosting the Big South Conference outdoor track and field championships.
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The key word is outdoor! Despite constant rain and cold temperatures the competition rolled on today from the new 5.5 million dollar Patrick D. Cupp Memorial Stadium.
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The rain has not evened the playing field near as much as the increasing level of competition in the Big South. Liberty is gunning for its 10th straight outdoor track and field championship.
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UVa wraps up spring paractice tomorrow with its spring football festival at Noon at Scott Stadium. The Hokies close out their spring drills at 2pm with the Maroon and White game at Lane Stadium.
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The Nascar Winston Cup Series is off this weekend for the Easter holiday, but car owner Jack Roush is taking time out to count his blessings. Roush almost lost his life
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after crashing his plane in Alabama this time last year, but he was saved by a former Marine and the 61 year old couldn't be more thankful.
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Coming up at the top of the hour - we'll check in with Ernest Wilford on the eve of the Tech spring game. Have a nice, safe Easter weekend everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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A tough day for some pilot whales off the Florida coast.
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The whales are stranded in shallow water off of the Florida keys.
Acoording to the Florida wildlife officials one of the 32 whales has already died.
People have come out to try and comfort the whales.
They were caught near a small group of islands just west of Big Pine Key.
U-S coastguard, biologists and researchers are all at the scene to try and help the whales.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Finally tonight, it's time to meet a latter-day version of Mother Goose. As Peter Rosen reports, it wasn't part of any plan, but that role has led to a new mission
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