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Scott Peterson has his first court appearance today in his wife's murder case.
Authorities believe he may have been planning to flee South of the border before his arrest.
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And goodbye Saddam, hello Lieutenant General.
The new man in charge of Iraq has arrived in Baghdad.
We'll have the latest.
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Scott Peterson is scheduled to be in court today. Meanwhile, authorities say the accused murderer is already being harassed by other inmates.
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[Peterson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Scott Peterson faces double murder charges when he's arraigned later today in Modesto, California.
Scott Rapoport has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-Modesto, CA; :06]
[SUPER=01-Les Weidman/Modesto Sheriff; :13]
[SUPER=01-Lee Peterson/Scott Peterson's Father; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Scott Rapoport/CBS News; 1:17]
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[OUT Q=Rapoport, for CBS News, New York.]

(( BLOND, BEARDED AND BUSTED BY CALIFORNIA COPS WHO FEARED HE MIGHT FLEE THE COUNTRY...SCOTT PETERSON WILL BE ARRAIGNED LATER TODAY ON CHARGES HE KILLED HIS PREGNANT WIFE LACI AND THEIR UNBORN CHILD.

SOT: Les Weidman/Sherrif Modesto, California

"My understanding he'll be charged with double homicide, capital homicide i should say."
MISSING SINCE JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS...THE BODY OF LACI PETERSON AND HER UNBORN SON WERE FOUND ALONG THE SHORE OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY LAST WEEK. DNA, CONFIRMING THEIR IDENTITIES. LACI'S 30 YEAR OLD HUSBAND SCOTT, WHO'S MAINTAINED HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HIS WIFE'S DISAPPEARANCE...SAYS HE HAD BEEN FISHING IN SAN FANCISCO BAY AT THE TIME LACI VANISHED.
INVESTIGATORS ARRESTED PETERSON ON FRIDAY, NEAR SAN DIEGO SAYING THEY THOUGHT HE MIGHT FLEE TO MEXICO. HIS NATURALLY DARK HAIR WAS DYED REDDISH BLOND. HE'D GROWN A GOATEE. AND REPORTEDLY HAD 10-THOUSD AND DOLLARS IN CASH IN HIS CAR.

(Nat Sound Up)


WHILE PROSECUTORS HAVE NOT SAID IF THEY WILL SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY...SCOTT PETERSON'S FATHER MAINTAINS POLICE...WHO FOR MONTHS DECLINED TO NAME HIS SON A SUSPECT...HAVE BUNGLED THE INVESTIGATION.

SOT: Lee Peterson/Scott Peterson's Father:

"He's innocent.. He's an innocent man. All they have is some circumstantial evidence. I'm 100 percent sure of that, or he would have been arrested before."
MEANTIME...A COMMUNITY GRIEVES OPENLY OVER LACI'S DEATH...WHILE HER HUSBAND AND ACCUSED KILLER REMAINS LOCKED UP IN A 6 BY 9 CELL...WAITING TO FACE A JUDGE AND RESPOND TO THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM.
SCOTT RAPOPORT...FOR CBS NEWS...NEW YORK.))

[Iraq]


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Turning now to the latest in Iraq--
The retired American General who will help the war- torn country get back on its feet spent the day surveing the tough job ahead of him.
Jennifer Miller reports.
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[SUPER=201-Jay Garner/Office of Reconstruction & Humanitarian Assistance;]
[SUPER=203-Karbala, Iraq;]
[SUPER=201-Jennifer Miller/CBS News;]
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MONDAY, RETIRED ARMY GENERAL JAY GARNER TOURED IRAQ'S RUINS OF WAR, FIRST-HAND, FOR THE FIRST TIME ...

SOT: RET. GEN. JAY GARNER/OFFICE OF RECONSTRUCTION AND HUMANITARIAN

ASSISTANCE The doctors were capable of doing things there themselves, all they need is the equipment to do it.
HE WALKED THROUGH A LOOTED HOSPITAL AND KNOCKED-OUT POWER PLANT ... VOWING TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE AND RESTORE BASIC SERVICES SUCH AS WATER, SEWAGE AND ELECTRICITY. EVENTUALLY HE AND HIS OFFICE OF RECONSTRUCTION AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE WILL GIVE BIRTH TO A NEW SYSTEM IN IRAQ.

SOT: GARNER:

"The new ruler of Iraq is going to be an Iraqi. I don't rule anything, I'm the coalition facilitator."
BUT NOT EVERYONE WELCOMES THESE NEW COALITION FORCES.

(NAT NURSE ARABIC)


THIS NURSE SAYS IT'S HUMILIATING AND WONDERS, WHERE IS THE PROMISED LIBERATION?

(LOCATOR: KARBALA)



(NATS OF SHIITES GATHERING)


ON THIS DAY, IT WAS FARTHER SOUTH IN THE HOLY CITY OF KARBALA ... WHERE HUNDREDS OF THOUSAND SHIITE MUSLIMS GARTHERED FOR AN ANNUAL FEAST. BUT HERE TOO THEY OPPOSE TO U-S MILITARY PRESENCE.
GARNER'S OFFICE HAS SAID THE MISSION COULD TAKE UP TO SIX MONTHS, BUT HE REFUSES TO BE TIED TO A TIMELINE ... SAYING INSTEAD HE WANTS TO GET THE JOB DONE AND LEAVE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

(NATS OF TROOPS DEPARTING)


... A SENTIMENT THESE SOLDIERS SHARE. MONDAY THEY WERE AMONG THOSE BEGINNING THE LONG JOURNEY HOME.
STAND-UP: AND THIS MORNING, SADDAM HUSSEIN'S ONLY SURVIVING SON-IN-LAW AND A TOP OFFICIAL WITH THE SECRET POLICE TURNED IN THEMSELVES TO COALITION FORCES. THE SON-IN-LAW WAS NUMBER 40 ON THE 55 MOST-WANTED LIST. JENNIFER MILLER CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
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The news is finally out, and it's alarming for residents in China.
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After weeks of limited coverage, SARS is front- page news in every major Chinese newspaper today.
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The state media is denouncing officials for negligence after authorities announced a huge spike in the number of cases.
The government says seven more people have died of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in Beijing.
Throughout China, 86- people have died of the illness.
Meanwhile, Beijing's mayor and China's health minister have reportedly been fired over their handling of the outbreak.
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An accident in Roanoke County killed two people and sent another person to the hospital yesterday morning.
Authorities say Daniel Holdren of Roanoke and Matthew Wood of Bedford, both 22, were killed when their vehicle struck a tree on East Ruritan Road around four o'clock. 25- year- old Quent Strandburg of Iowa was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and is in critical condition.

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Authorities are suspending their search for a man whose boat capsized last weekend on the New River.
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Volunteers from Giles County and Monroe County, West Virginia spent the weekend looking for 40- year- old James Pearly Simonds. The Stuarts Draft man hasn't been seen since last Saturday. His capsized boat was found the next day. Since then, volunteers have been searching the river banks. Rescue workers say rough waters have made searching the river difficult and cold water temperatures have hampered underwater searches.
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The White House has kicked off its annual Easter Egg Roll.
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But this year, the focus of the holiday tradition is on military families.
Vice President Cheney's wife, Lynne blew the whistle, marking the start of the first race.
Mrs. Cheney was standing in for President and Mrs. Bush, who are heading back to Washington today after spending the Easter weekend at their Texas ranch.
The egg roll is a White House tradition dating to 18-78.
For security reasons, this year it was closed to the general public.
But tickets were given to about 12- thousand children and their parents in the armed services.
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More than 350 canines were dressed to the nines for Easter Sunday in Long Beach, California.
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These pooches pranced for 12 blocks in the Easter parade.
It was also a costume contest, complete with judging for the best doggie bonnet.
And of course, no canine event would be complete without a "yappy hour" social.
A five- dollar minimum donation per dog benefitted a number of organizations, including the Southern California spelling bee championship.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next, the nation's unemployment statistics may not be counting everyone who is searching for a job.
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Plus we'll tell you why some people consider a tornado a blessing in disguise.
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The unemployment rate for March held steady at 5.8 percent across the country.
But as Gretchen Carlson tells us, that number does not reflect some people who are out of work.
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(((NARR) UNTIL HE WAS LAID OFF 15 MONTHS AGO, MANNY CORREA HAD BEEN A DIRECTOR OF AN INSURANCE COMPANY. HE'S SPENT MORE THAN A YEAR SEARCHING FOR A FULL-TIME JOB -- WITH NO LUCK.

(SOT Manny Correa/Job Seeker) "Over 25 years in the corporate world,

I've never been out of work.. never.. never been laid off. All of a sudden I find myself in a situation that.. not only am I out of work.. but probably at the worst job market ever in the history of this country.. except for the Depression."

(NARR) TO HELP SUPPORT HIS FAMILY -- ONE SON IN COLLEGE AND THE OTHER

IN HIGH SCHOOL -- CORREA HAS BEEN TEACHING PART TIME AT A LOCAL COLLEGE.

(SOT) (Manny Correa/Job Seeker) "The bills don't stop. The mortgage

has to be paid. You have to buy food. You have to make the car payments."

(NARR) (GRAPHIC IN) THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HELD STEADY AT 5.8 PERCENT

IN MARCH. BUT THAT DOESN'T REFLECT WHAT ECONOMISTS CALL THE UNDER-EMPLOYMENT RATE WHICH IS AT ABOUT 10 PERCENT. THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE INCLUDES PEOPLE WORKING PART-TIME BECAUSE THEY CAN'T FIND FULL-TIME JOBS...AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE STOPPED LOOKING FOR WORK ALL TOGETHER.

(NARR) A WORSENING LABOR MARKET HAS CONSUMERS SPENDING MORE

CAUTIOUSLY.. STALLING ANY ECONOMIC RECOVERY.

(SOT Richard Yamarone/Argus Research) "People will spend when their

portfolios have fallen in value. People will spend when prices are higher.// But when you don't have a job or the outlook for jobs is not positive or not favorite, then you don't spend at all."

(STAND UP) (Gretchen Carlson/CBS News) "But there may be light at the

end of the tunnel. Some analysts believe that with the war in Iraqi coming to an end and gas prices beginning to fall.. both may help to jumpstart the economy."

(nats - meeting with client)



(NARR) EXECUTIVE SEARCH CONSULTANT JANELLE RAZZINO SAYS SOME COMPANIES

ARE ALREADY STARTING TO ADD WORKERS.

(SOT Janelle Razzino/Executive Search Consultant) "In this office, I

can honestly tell you that there's more activity.. a lot more activity this year already than there was last year."

(SOT) (Manny Correa/Job Seeker) "Do I ever want to give up? At least

twice a day. Of course, you do. It's very frustrating."

(NARR) MANNY CORREA IS HOPING THAT MORE ACTIVITY MIGHT MEAN A NEW JOB

FOR HIM IN THE FUTURE. GRETCHEN CARLSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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A tornado last year destroyed a church building in Campbell County. But now members say they can see God's handiwork as they rebuild its spirit. Jennifer Wishon explains.
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((((NATS OF SINGING AND CLAPPING 13:04:12)) There was plenty to praise at Timberlake United Methodist Church Sunday Morning. ((NATS OF REV. JOHNSON TALKING)) When Lawyers Road Baptist Church was completely destroyed by a tornado one year ago the people at Timberlake Methodist invited the congregation to share their church. Now they're going to help them rebuild, but it wasn't exactly planned that way.
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((LARRY DAVIES/TIMBERLAKE METHODIST CHURCH: THE IDEA WAS BASICALLY TO PUT TEN DOLLARS IN AN ENVELOPE IN EVERY BULLETIN SO THAT EVERY FAMILY WOULD HAVE A TEN DOLLAR BILL HANDED TO THEM AND THEN WE CHALLENGED THEM WITH WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THIS TEN DOLLARS FOR GOD?))
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Parishioner Jim Adams decided to take his ten dollars, put it with the insurance money and rebuild Lawyers Road Baptist Church. He found a carpenter and everything else fell into place. Donations have been made down to the stained glass. ((NATS OF REV. JOHNSON TALKING)) These days Reverend Johnson calls the tornado a blessing.
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((REV. CARLTON JOHNSON/LAWYERS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH: YEAH, IT WAS IN GOD'S PLAN FOR US COME HERE AND TO MEET THE PEOPLE AND WE HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP TOGETHER BAPTIST AND METHODIST AND BLACK AND WHITE YOU KNOW, GOOD RELATIONSHIP. THAT'S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: THIS IS ALL THE TORNADO LEFT BEHIND OF THE OLD CHURCH BUT IN A FEW MONTHS IT WILL ONCE AGAIN STAND ON THIS HILL AND IT'S BEING CONSTRUCTED IN A RATHER UNIQUE WAY.))
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((JIM ADAMS/TIMBERLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: IT WILL BE LIKE THE OLD FASHIONED BARN STORMING WHERE EVERYBODY GATHERS AROUND AND LAYS OUT THE WALLS AND AT THE RIGHT TIME WHEN THEY'RE ALL TOGETHER WE'LL LIFT EM AND SQUARE EM UP AND STRAIGHTEN EM UP AND THE WALLS OF THE CHURCH WILL BE UP.))
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[20:17:13 PASTOR DAVIES ((WE ARE SO SO GRATEFUL))] Once the project is complete Adams says close to 800 people will have helped in some way. But his favorite part will be driving by and knowing he played a part in the construction.
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[SOT 11:00:25]
[IN Q=I look at what]

((JIM ADAMS/TIMBERLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: I LOOK AT WHAT IT COULD MEAN A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW WHEN I'M NO LONGER HERE BUT TO THINK WELL MAYBE THAT CHURCH DID SOMETHING TO MAKE ONE KID A NATIONAL SPEAKER OR THE NEXT GREAT LEADER IN THE COUNTRY. WHO KNOWS WHAT CAN HAPPEN.))
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A lot has already happened thanks to a little money and a lot of cooperation. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Campbell County.))

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next, an easter tradition gets out of hand in Poland.
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Plus we'll see what happens when some people race their trailers a demolition derby.
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The Easter Bunny was brave enough to take some easter eggs to some fellow animals this weekend.
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Peter Cottontail made an appearance at the Mill Mountain Zoo on Saturday. His visit coincided with the official debut of a visiting white tiger and her sister. For those who wanted to capture the moment, the Roanoke Camera Club was on hand to show people how to take better pictures with their cameras. And while the Easter Bunny didn't bring the animals any chocolate, they did go on an Easter egg hunt of sorts.
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((DAVID WOOD/GENERAL CURATOR: WHAT WE DO IS WE TRY TO HIDE IT AROUND THE EXHIBIT. HAVE THE ANIMAL SPEND MORE TIME LOOKING FOR ITS FOOD LIKE IT WOULD DO IN THE WILD AND ALSO IT DEMONSTRATES NORMAL BEHAVIORS THAT IT WOULD NORMALLY DO LOOKING FOR ITS FOOD.))
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The food was hidden under objects like logs and hay. Organizers say the event was such a success they plan to hold it again next year.
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[Polish-Easter]


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Here's an Easter tradition that might dampen your holiday if you're on the receiving end.
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In Poland, there's a custom of dousing women on Easter Monday. It used to be widely accepted in small villages in the past.
But in recent years, the tradition evolved into the practice of dumping water on everybody in the streets of Poland's largest cities.
Today, police sent in extra support patrols, and ended up detaining several violators.
Their mischievous actions will be taken up later by the nation's court system.
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[Demolition-Derby]


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A group of adventurous drivers in England competed this weekend in their version of a demolition derby.
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[SUPER=03-Hertforshire, UK;]


But it wasn't just cars they were driving.
They were pulling trailers, as well.
Eight competitors stripped all they could from their caravans to make them as light as possible.
As the race started, most of the trailers built to last a lifetime as holiday homes, could not survive the bumps and knocks.
After just two laps, the track looked like a junk heap with debris scattered all over the place.
By the end, it looked like the cars were towing only scrap metal.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP seven points. The NASDAQ has lost two.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up in sports... the salem avalanche takes on the Lynchburg hillcats...
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And we'll see why Sammy Sosa is in the market for a new batting helmet.
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The Lynchburg Hillcats closed out a three game sweep of Salem yesterday.
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An Easter Sunday dance party broke out at the ballpark.
The Hillcats were breaking it down, too, with 6 runs in the first three innings.
Lynchburg starter Jason Sharber didn't allow a Salem hit thru five and a third innings.
Here he gets Joe Lydic swinging.
[SUPER=37-Lynchburg/6/Salem/1/;]


The Avalanche's Josh Canales eventually broke up the no hitter with a base hit.
Still the Hillcats finish off the sweep 6 to 1.
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Despite the third straight loss, Avs third baseman Trevor Mote now owns a 13 game hitting streak, after going oh for four on opening night. The switch hitter has been a pleasant surprise for the Avalanche in the first two weeks of the season.
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Salem begins a 6 game road trip today at Kinston.

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In the big leagues yesterday, there was some good news and some bad news for the Cubs' Sammy Sosa.
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First the good.
Sammy hit career homer number 504 off the Pirates starter Josh Fogg in the top of the first.
That ties Sosa with Eddie Murray for 17th place on the all time list.
Now for the bad.
Sosa stepped in again in the fourth against Salomon Torres, and Torres goes up and in, hitting Sosa in the temple.
The blow was so severe that it cracked his batting helmet.
Fortunately, he was able to walk away with the aid of the trainer
As for the game, the Pirates ended the Cubbies five- game winning streak, 8 to 2.
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There is still plenty of changes going on in the ranks of the college basketball coaches.
Illinois skipper Bill Self is the latest to be on the move.
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The 40 year old Self is expected to be introduced at a press conference in Kansas on Monday as the new head Jayhawk. The deal is said to be a five year pact worth about 1.5 million dollars per season. Self has been in Champaign for three seasons, where the Illini made three NCAA tournament trips and this season won the Big Ten Tournament. He was also the head man at Tulsa where he took the Golden Hurricane to the Elite Eight in 2000.
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