[11Wind]

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Wind gusts reaching more than 50 miles an hour knocked down trees and power lines throughout the viewing area.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

In many areas, large trees could not stand up to the force, and a number of roads were blocked. Some houses suffered damage, or had close calls. 7-thousand customers in Virginia are still without power with many scattered outages reported.
Most of them appear to be small and localized. Fieldale was hit the hardest. 4- thousand customers there are still in the dark this morning. A-E-P officials say it could be tomorrow evening before power is restored to all customers.
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[PKGHubbell-Lighting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Hubbell Lighting's contract with its union expired at midnight. The union voted yesterday NOT to accept the company's proposed contract, but as Jennifer Wishon reports, employees will continue to work without one.
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[IN Q=All 230 members of]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Hurd/Hubbell Lighting Employee; :13 ]
[SUPER=01-Jason Langford/Hubbell Lighting Employee; :40 ]
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((All 230 members of IUE-CWA Local 160 showed at Christiansburg Middle School Sunday to discuss the conditions of Hubbell Lighting's proposed contract.
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((BRENDA HURD))
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Employees say the sticking points included no caps on their insurance premiums, no raises and no pension increases for the next four years. The union overwhelmingly voted the contract down, but will return to work as scheduled.
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[IN Q=We're hoping to get]

((JASON LANGFORD: WE'RE HOPING TO GET BACK TO WORK AS NORMAL AND THEY'LL WORK THINGS OUT AND WE'LL HAVE A BETTER CONTRACT AND THEY'LL HAVE A MORE DEDICATED WORKFORCE.))
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Hubbell Lighting manufactures outside, sport and industrial lighting and employees more than 300 people in the New River Valley. Union president Jim Waddell says he hopes to sit down with the company soon and work out an agreement both sides can live with. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Christiansburg.))


[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Iraqi politicians are set to sign their interim constitution today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


That, after the country's most powerful cleric reluctantly consented to it.
The Governing Council has been meeting to go over the document one final time.
The first signing delay came after attacks at Shiite mosques in Baghdad and Karbala killed and injured hundreds of worshippers.
The most recent setback happened last Friday, just as the signing ceremony was about to get under way.
Now officials are hoping the third time will be the charm.
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[IN Q=They will reach]

((DAN SENOR/CHIEF COALITION SPOKESMAN:THEY WILL REACH A COMPROMISE, THEY WILL REACH A SOLUTION. AND I ASSURE YOU THEY WILL SIGN AN INTERIM CONSTITUTION. ))
[SUPER=01-Dan Senor/Chief Coalition Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=interim constitution.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, there was more violence yesterday.
Insurgents fired at least seven rockets at the main U-S headquarters in Baghdad.
A U-S civilian contractor was injured.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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U-S Marines, along with help from other international peacekeepers continue to patrol the streets of Haiti after the departure of President Jean Bertrand Aristide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Port-au-Prince, Haiti;]


U-S forces took action yesterday after gunmen shot at thousands of un- armed demonstrators who were demanding that Aristide be tried for corruption.
Five people were killed in the attack.
A spokesman said Marines returned fire from the National Palace in the direction from which the shots were being fired.
At least four demonstrators and a Spanish journalist were killed in the attacks.
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[11Henry-Administrator]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Former Henry County administrator Sid Clower is expected back in court today.
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[SUPER=@file; ]

According to court documents, Clower is expected to plead guilty to federal charges. At this point, no word on what Clower will plead to. He's facing charges of mail fraud and lying on his taxes from 1997 to 2001. Clower had been scheduled to stand trial in a federal court in Danville, but the proceeding was changed. His hearing is set for 10 o'clock this morning in Roanoke.
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[Box-Office]


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"The Passion of the Christ" remains on top at the box office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-'' The Passion of the Christ''- New Market Films;]

The movie is number one for the second week in a row. Since it opened, "The Passion" has taken in more than 212 million dollars in the United States and Canada, including more than 51 million dollars this weekend.
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[Anchor=Kim]

[TAKE FS CHYRON]
[SUPER=77-''The Passion of the Christ''/51.4/''Starsky & Hutch''/29.05/''Hidalgo''/19.6/''50 First Dates''/7.7/''Twiste

d''/5;] It has done more business than the combined total for the weekend's two big new movies _ ``Starsky and Hutch'' and ``Hidalgo.'' "50 First Dates" came in fourth. "Twisted" was fifth.


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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
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In business news, Shares of Martha Stewart's media company fell on Friday. Overall, stocks ended the day mixed.
Jean Lee has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((The markets painted a mixed picture at the end of the week. Weaker-than-expected jobs data actually COMFORTED some investors on Friday, who were concerned about possible interest rates hikes.
The dow gained a modest 8- points.. While the nasdaq fell 7.
Shares of Martha Stewart s media company plummeted, after news of Stewart s conviction on ALL FOUR counts brought against her, AND her former broker, Peter Bacanovic being found guilty of 4 out of 5 counts.
A number of other stocks also dropped on news of the verdict, including K-Mart and Sears. Both retailers sells Stewart s products.
McDonald's sales numbers for February sent shares higher. Sales jumped more than 20-percent last month, as the fast-food chain is extends a recovery that began last spring. to a two-year high.
And Apple Computer rallied, after news that its iPod digital music player, is a hit with consumers.
IPO s this past week include one from China. Linktone, which specializes in wireless messaging and ring tone services, rang up strong gains in its Wall Street debut on Thursday, though the stock finished lower on Friday. Next week, Tom Online, another Chinese wireless services firm, is scheduled to make ITS debut.
ALSO this week, economic news includes Thurday s reading on Retail Sales, and Friday s Producer Price Index, which measures the prices paid for goods and services.
Get up to date on all the latest business news anytime by logging on to CBS.MW.com. I m Jean Lee, cbs mw ny.))

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[Baltimore-Taxi]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Recovery workers in Baltimore will return to the harbor today to search for three people still missing after a water taxi capsized over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD;]


The man, woman and child were all passengers on a water taxi which overturned on Saturday afternoon during a sudden storm.
There was almost no time to warn the captain, and no time to reach the shore.
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[IN Q=It looked like]

((MELVIN JOHSON/WITNESS: IT LOOKED LIKE THE TAXI WAS TURNING AROUND AND A GUST OF WIND CAME UP AND FLIPPD IT OVER.))
[SUPER=01-Melvin Johnson/Witness;]
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[OUT Q=flipped it over.]
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[VO-NAT]


Rescuers pulled 22 people out of the water.
One woman later died at the hospital.
The ferry was returning to Baltimore from historic Fort McHenry when it capsized.
The boat had life preservers on board, but one official said no one had time to put them on.
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[11L'burg-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Lynchburg police have arrested one man in relation to a shotgun shooting Saturday night. Police arrested 43 year old Lance Dean Chandler after a victim was taken to the hospital with multiple pellet wounds to his legs, torso, and head. He was treated and released. Chandler faces charges of malicous wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a felon, and shooting a missile at an occupied vehicle.

[11City-Budget]


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[WRITER=rle]
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Leaders in Roanoke say the budget debate in Richmond is having an effect on how they plan for the next year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]

During a financial planning session on Friday, Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham told members of council that this will be another challenging budget year. And she said the continuing budget stalemate in Richmond, isn't making things any easier.
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[SOT - 19:26:54]
[IN Q=Local revenue growth...]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER; LOCAL REVENUE GROWTH HAS BEEN STEADY, AND WE'VE BEEN PLEASED WITH THE CONSISTENCY OF LOCAL REVENUES. BUT EACH YEAR FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS, AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE, WE'VE HAD TO EXPERIENCE REDUCTIONS IN ANTICIPATED STATE REVENUE, WHICH MEANS WE HAVE TO TIGHTEN OUR BELT THAT MUCH MORE.))
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City Council will begin detailed budget discussions soon, in order to approve a new spending plan later this Spring.
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[11Alleghany-YMCA]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-54 TC-1:35:15]
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Some Alleghany Highland officials hope that their new project can get off the ground this fall.
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[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]

The Alleghany Highlands Y-M-C-A is trying to raise 6-point-1 million dollars to build a new 30-thousand square foot facility. More than 3-and-a-half million has already been raised for construction and debt service payments. "The Y" will be located next to the new middle school in Low Moor on property donated from the school board.
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((TAMMY STEPHENSON/ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS YMCA PRESIDENT; WE'VE HAD SITE WORK DONATED TO US, WE'VE HAD DONATIONS THROUGH THE PRIVATE SECTOR, THE PUBLIC SECTOR, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE COME TO BAT FOR THIS PROJECT, SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT, AND WE HOPE TO START DIGGING IN OCTOBER ))
[SUPER=01-Tammy Stephenson/Alleghany Highlands YMCA President;]
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[OUT Q=digging in October.]
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[VO-NAT]

YMCA officials expect construction will take about a year to complete, and hope to open the doors of the new facility in the Fall of 2005.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

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[Med-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]
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In medical news, Officials have discovered bird flu on a Maryland chicken farm.
Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE ORDERED THE SLAUGHTER OF MORE THAN 325-THOUSAND CHICKENS IN MARYLAND- AFTER DISCOVERING BIRD FLU ON A LARGE CHICKEN FARM.

(vo)

THE CHICKENS ARE SICK WITH THE SAME FLU STRAIN THAT TURNED UP IN DELAWARE LAST MONTH. WHILE OFFICIALS SAY THERE IS NO DANGER TO HUMANS THEY ARE NOT TAKING ANY CHANCES AFTER A SIMILAR STRAIN IN ASIA KILLED PEOPLE AND CHICKENS.

(wipevo)

RESEARCHERS ARE TESTING A WAY TO DETECT BREAST CANCER BEFORE DETECTING A LUMP. THIS EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE USES A NEEDLE TO EXTRACT BREAST CELLS.. THEN SCIENTISTS LOOK FOR A GENE THAT MAY INHIBIT CANCER CELLS FROM DEVELOPING. WHILE TESTING IS STILL IN THE EARLY STAGES, RESEARCHERS SAY THIS PROCEDURE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO HELP WOMEN WITH AN INCREASED RISK OF BREAST CANCER.

(wipevo)

NOT ONLY DID THIS FLU SEASON GO OUT WITH A WHIMPER.. IT LOOKS LIKE IT TURNED OUT TO BE MILDER THAN LAST YEAR. IN THE FALL OF 2003 INFLUENZA HIT EARLY AND CAUSED THE DEATHS OF A NUMBER OF CHILDREN.. BUT THE EARLY ARRIVAL BROUGHT AN EARLY END. WHILE THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL IS STILL COMPILING THE STATISTICS FOR THE 2003-2004 SEASON.. OFFICIALS SAY THEY DON'T EXPECT TO SEE ANYTHING DRAMATIC.

(oncam)

AND THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


[11Car-Show]


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An event held in Roanoke hoped to drive home an important point this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Some of the best cars on the east coast were on display for the 24th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association's car show.
Hundreds of people turned out to take a look at everything from speed cars to custom- built motorcycles. The event is organized by the Roanoke Valley Charity Car Show Committee and is expected to raise nearly 30- thousand dollars. Organizers say they're happy to see more young people getting involved.
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((DAVE WOOD/ORGANIZER: YOU SEE THE OLD CARS, THE 60S, THE 50S, THE 40S, ANTIQUES THAT TYPE OF THING, BUT WE HAVE A NEW GENERATION OF KIDS OUT THERE WHO ARE REALLY GETTING INTO IT AND ENJOYING THEIR CARS TOO AND WE WELCOME THEM HERE AT THE MDA CAR SHOW. YOU'LL SEE SOME OF THE VEHICLES HERE THAT ARE THE STREET TUNERS THAT YOU SEE OUT THERE, INTRICATE. I MEAN THEY'RE JUST BEAUTIFUL TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Wood/Organizer;]
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[VO-NAT]

Most of the money raised stays in central and southwest Virginia and goes toward research, health care services and summer camp. Thousands of Americans are affected by neuromuscular diseases. The MDA has already found the causes of more than 40 of those diseases and are hopeful cures will be found in the near future.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

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[COMM] [Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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In business news, Stocks closed mixed on Friday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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((STOCKS CLOSED THE WEEK WITHOUT MUCH FANFARE ON FRIDAY.


THE DOW GAINED SEVEN POINTS...
AND THE NASDAQ LOST SEVEN.


THE U-S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HELD STEADY AT FIVE-POINT-SIX PERCENT FOR FEBRUARY.
THE LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORTED A GROWTH OF ONLY 21-THOUSAND JOBS OUTSIDE THE FARM SECTOR FOR THE MONTH.
THAT'S SHORT OF THE REVISED GAIN OF 97-THOUSAND JOBS REPORTED IN JANUARY.
ECONOMISTS EXPECTED THE ADDITION OF 125-THOUSAND JOBS FOR THE MONTH.
THE FEBRUARY NUMBERS MARK THE SLOWEST U-S EMPLOYMENT GROWTH IN 18-YEARS.


MCDONALD'S POSTED ITS BEST SALES GROWTH IN 30-YEARS IN FEBRUARY.
THE FAST FOOD GIANT REPORTED A 14-PERCENT INCREASE IN SAME-STORE SALES FOR THE MONTH....SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER THAN THE FOUR-POINT-SEVEN PERCENT *DROP* IN SALES OF A YEAR AGO.
MCDONALD'S SAYS MENU CHANGES CONTRIBUTED TO THE NUMBERS.


TYCO INTERNATIONAL'S FORMER EXECUTIVES ARE FACING ONE FEWER CRIMINAL CHARGE.
A JUDGE HAS THROWN OUT THE CHARGE OF" ENTERPRISE CORRUPTION" AGAINST FORMER TYCO CHAIRMAN DENNIS KOZLOWSKI AND THE COMPANY'S FORMER C-F-O.
THEY ARE CHARGED WITH LOOTING SIX-HUNDRED-MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE COMPANY.
BOTH MEN HAVE ENTERED PLEAS OF NOT GUILTY TO THE REMAINING 32 CRIMINAL COUNTS.
JURY DELIBERATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE.))

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