Saddam Hussein's two sons may have been found dead in Iraq after a shoot-out with U-S soldiers.
Details, coming up.
That, as the most recognizeable soldier from the war in Iraq returns to her native West Virginia and a hero's welcome.
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Saddam Hussein's two sons may be dead--
Pentagon sources say four Iraqis were killed in a raid in the northern city of Mosul (MOH'-sul).
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A major development in Iraq.
There are reports that U-S troops are examining the bodies of two Iraqis killed during an overnight raid to confirm if they are indeed the sons of Saddam Hussein.
Drew Levinson has the latest.
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She made international headlines as a P-O-W in Iraq.
Today 20- year- old Private Jessica Lynch is heading back to her family, her West Virginia town, and a huge celebration.
That's where dozens of journalists are waiting for Lynch's first public words since her rescue from a hospital in Iraq nearly four months ago.
Stacy Case has more from West Virginia.
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[SUPER=01-Linda Reynolds/Wirt Co. Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Amanda Strong/Wirt Co. Resident;]
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[SUPER=01-Stephanie Bostic/Wirt Co. Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Melvin Boggs/Wirt Co. Resident;]
[OUT Q=back to you.]
Jessica Lynch is ON HER WAY HOME...AND THE STAGE IS SET FOR A HERO'S
sot: LINDA REYNOLDS/WIRT Co. RESIDENT
"I GOT AS SIGN I'M HOLDING UP, TAKE PIX AND SHOUT HOORAY, I DON'T KNOW
HOW I'M GOING TO DO ALL OF THAT AT ONCE, BUT I'M GOING TO TRY."
SOT: AMANDA STRONG/WIRT Co. RESIDENT
"I THINK ITS GOING TO BE BETTER WITH HER GOING TO BE HOME IN HOUSE WITH
"RIBBONS, SIGNS AND FLAGS WILL GREET THE 20 YEAR OLD FORMER POW, THE
PEOPLE OF WIRT Co. WEST VIRGNIAN HAVE BEEN WAITING NEARLY 4 MONTHS
FOR THIS DAY."
(NATZ OF DRILL TEAM)
THE DRILL TEAM HAS BEEN POLISHING UP. AS EARLY AS DAYBREAK,
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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE HOMEMADE SCONES."
And entrepreneurs BEGAN MARKING THEIR SPOTS ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE.
SOT : STEPHANIE BOSTIC/WIRT Co. RESIDENT.
"I'M HAPPY THAT'S SHE'S COMING HOME AND THAT SHE'S STILL ALIVE."
sot: MELVIN BOGGS/WIRT Co. RESIDENT.
"THIS CAMERA WILL TAKE 7 FRAMES A SECOND, SO I CAN TAKE A LOT OF PIX BY
THE TIME SHE GETS PAST."
LYNCH HAS BEEN IN REHABILITATION SINCE SUFFERING NUMEROUS BROKEN BONES
AND OTHER INJURIES WHEN HER UNIT, THE 507TH MAINTENANCE COMPANY WAS
AMBUSHED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR. SPECIAL OPS RESCUED THE INJURED
SOLDIER FROM AN IRAQI HOSPITAL.
SOT: GIRL (no name provided)
"I FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE BEST THINGS THAT'S HAPPENED.
Lynchburg police are still investigating a two-car crash that sent three people to the hospital this morning.
The accident occurred around 10:15 at the intersection of Leesville Road and McVeigh (mick-VAY) Road.
A white Pontiac Grand Prix and a gold Honda Accord collided, trapping the occupants of the Honda inside their car for about a half hour.
Rescue crews had to cut the roof off the car to get the victims out.
One was flown to Lynchburg General Hospital.. two others were taken by ambulance.
Police are still trying to piece together what happened.
Leesville Road was blocked to traffic for more than an hour.
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office is investigating a suspicious death in the Callands community.
Deputies responded to Strawberry Creek Lane around 3:30 this morning, and found 44 year Leland Ann Philpott shot to death.
Her husband 47 year Benjamin Joseph Philpott was found alive, but with a single gun shot wound to his head.
Family members at the scene say Mr. Philpott was placing a gun to his head as they were coming into the residence.
He's being transported to the UVA Medical Center.
The body of Mrs. Philpott is being sent to the medical examiner's office Roanoke for an autopsy.
The same group that's accusing Roanoke Police of avoiding a gang problem says a fatal shooting last week was gang related.
One man was killed and two others injured in the attack early Thursday.
The shooting took place near the intersection of Carver Avenue and Downing Street in northwest Roanoke.
The local Southern Christian Leadership Conference says the location is just one indication that the shooting was the work of a gang.
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[IN Q=All day Thursday you didn't see the gang colors...]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/Chairman, Roanoke SCLC;]
((JEFF ARTIS/CHAIRMAN, ROANOKE SCLC: ALL DAY THURSDAY YOU DIDN'T SEE THE GANG COLORS WALKING UP AND DOWN THE STREET THAT YOU NORMALLY DO. YOU DIDN'T SEE IT FRIDAY. YOU DIDN'T SEE IT SATURDAY. YOU'RE STILL NOT SEEING IT TODAY. THAT'S A SIGN.))
[OUT Q=That's a sign.]
Roanoke leaders have said the city does NOT have a gang problem, but that they do know of "certain groups that engage in criminal activity."
As of news time, the Police Department had not returned a call for comment.
They don't have a body yet, but police have charged the teammate of a missing Baylor University basketball player with murder.
Teri Okita has details from the courthouse in Chestertown, Maryland.
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[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News;]
[SUPER=01-Walter Coryell/Chestertown Police Chief;]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Chestertown, MD.]
TRACK: 21-YEAR-OLD CARLTON DOTSON WALKED INTO A MARYLAND COURTHOUSE
WITHOUT SAYING A WORD. POLICE IN TEXAS CHARGED THE FORMER BAYLOR
UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL PLAYER WITH KILLING HIS ONE-TIME ROOMMATE, PATRICK
DENNEHY, WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE MID-JUNE. TODAY IN COURT, DOTSON'S
BAIL WAS DENIED AND HE REFUSED TO WAIVE EXTRADITION TO TEXAS.
SOT: SHERWOOD WESTCOTT/DOTSON'S ATTORNEY
We intend to have his extradition here within the next 30 days whenever
the court seems fit to set it
TRACK: DURING TODAY'S HEARING, THE PROSECUTOR SAID DOTSON MADE QUOTE:
"STRONG SELF-INCRIMINATING STATEMENTS." POLICE IN WACO SAY DOTSON HAS
DESCRIBED THE LOCATION WHERE THE BODY MIGHT BE FOUND.
INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW SEARCHING A GENERAL AREA, POSSIBLY NEAR WATER.
DOTSON, WHO IS FROM HURLOCK, MARYLAND, TOLD REPORTERS MONDAY HE DIDN'T
CONFESS TO ANYTHING.
STAND-UP BRIDGE: BUT POLICE HERE IN CHESTERTOWN, MARYLAND SAY IT WAS A
CALL FROM DOTSON SUNDAY NIGHT THAT ALARMED THEM. HE TOLD POLICE HE WAS
HEARING VOICES AND NEEDED COUNSELING.
TRACK: THEY TOOK HIM TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL AND IT WAS THERE HE CALLED THE
FBI. AGENTS QUESTIONED HIM FOR TWO HOURS AND SHORTLY AFTER, DOTSON WAS
CHARGED WITH MURDER.
SOT: CHIEF WALTER CORYELL/CHESTERTOWN, MD POLICE
his demeanor with us since contact has been open, friendly and relaxed.
LAST TRACK OR STAND-UP CLOSE for those stations taking Teri
IF EXTRADICTED TO TEXAS, DOTSON COULD FACE THE DEATH PENATLY. TERI
OKITA, CBS NEWS, CHESTERTOWN, MD.
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Coming up next on the newscast, one local county is upset with one of the businesses under its authority.
Plus a former resource officer with Roanoke offers to drop his grievance against the city, but there is a catch.
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Henry County officials say one company is not living up to its agreement.
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Cerxon (SERKS-on) is a technology company located in the former DuPont Factory.
County officials say the company is two months behind in paying its rent and repaying its loans.
The county attorney recently sent a letter to Cerxon demanding full and immediate payment of more than twenty thousand dollars.
So far, the company has not responded.
Cerxon (SERKS-on) employs 25 people and supplies high-tech components for the automobile, cell phone, and medical industries.
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A school resource officer who was reassigned has offered to drop his grievance against the city of Roanoke.
Butch Lewis met with City Manager Darlene Burcham yesterday, but still doesn't have his job back as a school resource officer at Patrick Henry High School.
Lewis was moved to patrol duty after talking about school violence concerns with a reporter.
Yesterday, Lewis once again turned down an offer to be a resource officer at Fleming High School.
Then last night, a new development in the case.
Lewis went before city council offering to drop his grievance and to continue as a patrol officer-- if the school resource program were allowed to continue as it has for the past 20 years or so.
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((BUTCH LEWIS/ROANOKE CITY POLICE OFFICER; THIS PROGRAM IS NOT ABOUT ME..... ABOUT RESOURCE OFFICERS. ))
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[OUT Q=about resource officers. ]
Lewis is upset because after investigating the school resource officer situation, city officials have decided to make some changes to the program.
Resource officers will now be rotated.
A resource officer can be in the program for a maximum of six years and an officer can be at a specific school for a maximum of three years.
City Manager Darlene Burcham says the changes are not because of officer Lewis' situation but they're meant to make the program stronger.
City council did NOT respond to Lewis' offer.
Plans to replace Roanoke's Victory Stadium may be in jeopardy.
In recent weeks opposition has been building against the new stadium- amphitheater.
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[in q=some people]
((SHERMAN LEA/VICTORY STADIUM SUPPORTER: SOME PEOPLE SUPPORT THE STADIUM BECAUSE OF SENTIMENTAL FEELINGS, THE HISTORY OF VICTORY STADIUM, LIKE HOTEL ROANOKE, EVERYONE HAS A MEMORY.))
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[out q= has a memory.]
Sherman Lea was one of approximately 25 people to speak last night in favor of preserving Victory Stadium.
In making his case, Lea also presented city council with a petition bearing the signatures of more than seven thousand people... folks who want Roanoke city council to let voters decide the fate of the landmark through a referendum.
Last night's meeting was a passionate one, with people applauding speaker after speaker frustrating the mayor who actually called a quick recess to give people a chance to settle down.
The Mayor also lectured the crowd, after some people interrupted the lone speaker who wants to the city to proceed with its current plan to build a new facility.
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(( MARK HURLEY: THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT RENOVATING A GREAT STADIUM LIKE VICTORY STADIUM, IT'S GOING TO COST A LOT OF MONEY, A LOT MORE THAN A NEW FACILITY TO MAKE IT A QUALITY, QUALITY STADIUM... IT'S NOT FAIR TO RENOVATE IT HALF WAY, ))
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[out q=renovate it half way.]
City council announced last night that it will hold a public forum on the stadium issue July 31st.
North Korea is accusing the U-S of psychological warfare and preparing to invade the communist country.
This comes after President Bush seemed to shrug off reports that
North Korea is building another plutonium plant.
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Meanwhile, a mass celebration is on the minds of most North Koreans this week, as the country marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.
This Sunday is the actual anniversary of the signing of the armistice agreement by China and North Korea on the communist side, and the US- led United Nations Command.
Doctors in Singapore have successfully separated a pair of infant conjoined twins, at the same hospital where two Iranian sisters died in a separation attempt two weeks ago.
Officials say the four-month- old Korean twins still face reconstructive and plastic surgery.
The pair was connected at the lower spine and the lower end of their intestinal tract.
The procedure comes after Ladan (LAH'-dahn) and Laleh (LAH'-lay) Bijani died shortly after surgeons separated them.
The 29-year-old sisters had reportedly encouraged the family of the Korean twin babies to go ahead with their surgery.
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Coming up next on the newscast...
we'll see an underground movement that wants to keep cavers safe.
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With its thousands of caves, Virginia is a natural attraction to cavers across the country.
But you want to explore one, it's best to be prepared for any possibility.
Richard Lesko has more.
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[IN Q=His mother says]
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[SUPER=01-Nicholas Socky/Blue Ridge Grotto Caver; :08]
[SUPER=01-Marian McConnell/Blue Ridge Grotto Caver; :40 ]
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(( His mother says eleven year Nicholas Socky has been caving since before he was born.
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[INQ=They are very impressed...]
((NICHOLAS SOCKY/CAVER; THEY ARE VERY IMPRESSED. BUT SOMETIMES THEY SAY I TALK ABOUT IT TOO MUCH, AND BRAG ALOT.))
[OUTQ=and brag alot.]
And Nicholas knows the rules when venturing into one of Virginia's 4-thousand known caves.
Members of the Blue Ridge Grotto say caves aren't dangerous by themselves, it's the people who take unneccesary chances and don't prepare that gives the appearance of danger.
Since underground rescues can do serious damage to caves, owners and experienced cavers are very protective of entrances.
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((MARIAN MCCONNELL/CAVER; EVERY CAVE BELONGS TO SOMEONE, AND YOU REALLY HAVE TO GET PERMISSION JUST LIKE YOU WOULD BEFORE YOU WENT INTO SOMEONE'S HOUSE.))
[OUTQ=into someone's house.]
Readiness is one key for a fun and safe trip, and the most important preparation is light.
Cavers usually take three separate lighting systems, just in case they get lost or are left in the dark by faulty equipment.
Beyond that, food, drink and clothing must be matched to condtions.
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[INQ=Caves are 53 degrees...]
((MARIAN MCCONNELL/CAVER; CAVES ARE 53 DEGREES ON AVERAGE IN VIRGINIA. EVEN THOUGH IT MAY FEEL GOOD WHEN YOU GO IN, IF YOU HAVE SHORTS ON ON A HOT SUMMER DAY, YOU CAN GET HYPOTHERMIA REALLY QUICKLY.))
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[INQ=Some people don't...]
((MARY SUE SOCKY/CAVER; SOME PEOPLE DON'T LIKE THIS. START OUT IN A COMMERCIAL CAVE. WE'VE GOT BEAUTIFUL COMMERCIAL CAVES THAT ARE CAPABLE TO TAKING LARGE GROUPS THROUGH. IF YOU FIND THAT YOU ARE FASCINATED WITH THE CAVES, THEN GET WITH A LOCAL GROUP.))
[OUTQ=get with a local group.]
It's a hobby that is definately not for everybody. Experienced cavers say if you are interested, don't just jump in, learn how to do it safely.
Richard Lesko, News 7.))
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 24 points. The NASDAQ has gained 18.
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Coming up in sports...a rookie golfer gets a champion's welcome at home.
And some local golfers hit the links for the Commonwealth Games.
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British Open champ Ben Curtis returned to his native Ohio yesterday.
He received a heroes welcome as hundreds of fans greeted him. He is the first pro to win a major in his first attempt in 90 years.
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[OUT Q=very proud of"]
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The Commonwealth Games golf competition is still uderway at Hanging Rock.
The 36 hole event featured 18 holes yesterday, and another 18 today.
61 junior golfers are taking part in this year's tournament - and those numbers are down by nearly 25 percent from just a year ago.
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[SUPER=01-Billy McBride/Commonwealth Games Golf Coordinator; :00]
[OUT Q=...50 mile radius - say.]
Still, despite that the lack of numbers and the annual localization of the event - the competition has been pretty stout.
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[IN Q=IT'S GOT A LOT...]
[SUPER=01-Gerard Kasza/Shot 77 In First Round; :01]
[SUPER=01-Josh Crowder/Shot 79 In First Round; :14]
[SUPER=01-Zach Chapin/Shot 84 In First Round ; :24]
[SUPER=01-Michael Milona/Shot 76 In First Round; :32]
[OUT Q=...TO WIN."]
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One of the most disapointing things is that only four GIRLS are playing in the event this year.
Misha (MEE-SHA) Harvey from Forest leads after shooting a 70 in yesterday's first round.
The Low round was fired by Nathan May - who shot a blistering 65.
Photographer O. Winston Link was honored in Roanoke yesterday.
City Council today officially named a downtown walk after the reknowned railway photographer.
The three-point-two million dollar project streches a third of a mile along the tracks from the City Market to the Transportation Museum.
Link is best-known for capturing images of the last steam locomotives in the 19-50's.
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[IN Q=Winston loved the railroad tracks]
((D. KENT CHRISMAN/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HISTORY MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA: WINSTON LOVED THE RAILROAD TRACKS AND HE LOVED THIS REGION WITH OUR STEEP MOUNTAINS AND HILLS THAT FORCED THE COMMUNITIES FIGHT ALONG THE TRACKS AND THE WAY THAT CAUSED THOSE COMMUNITIES TO JUXTAPOSE WITH THOSE TRACKS SO CLOSELY.))
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[OUT Q=those tracks so closely.]
The railwalk includes a fountain with locomotive crankshafts, a railcar shed, crossing guard, and a replica of a railroad turntable.
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