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Some scary moments in Henry County last night as a small bomb exploded near Fieldale.
It happened just before five o'clock in this parking lot on Appalachian Drive near the Old Pillowtex Plant.
Authorities arrived to find a bomb had detonated inside of a maroon Volks Wagon.
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((KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: IT MAY BE SIMILAR TO A PIPE BOMB BUT I'M SAYING THAT IT COULD HAVE SOMETHING SUCH AS A PAPER CYLINDER RATHER THAN A PIPE UTILIZED TO HAVE SOME TYPE OF EXPLOSIVE POWDER TO ACTIVATE.))
[SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department]
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Investigators then discovered a second device that appeared to be live sitting on the roof of the vehicle.
Members of the State Police bomb squad were then called in.
They used a robot to detonate the device.
No one was injured as a result of the blast.
State police say a man died in a single-vehicle accident in Patrick County this morning.
A pickup truck driven by David Arnold Morris of Meadows of Dan ran off a road and struck a tree.
The 50-year-old man died at the scene.
Police say Morris was NOT wearing a seat belt.
It was a year ago today that U-S forces invaded Iraq.
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq/March 19, 2003;]
President Bush marked the anniversary of the start of the war with a speech from the White House.
Bush says it's the duty of every country to ``fight and destroy'' the threat of terrorism.
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Meanwhile, Secretary of State Colin Powell made a surprise visit to Baghdad to mark the war's anniversary.
He received a chilly reception from some Arab journalists protesting the accidental shootings of two colleagues at a U-S military checkpoint last night.
About 20 of them walked out of the news conference.
Osama bin Laden remains elusive, but there's word that Pakistani troops may have cornered Al- Qaida's number Two man.
Chris Lawrence has the latest on the standoff at the Pakistani- Afghan border.
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[SUPER=01-Shaukat Sultan/Pakistan Military Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-Condoleeza Rice/National Security Advisor;]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Hilferty/U. S. Army;]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/CBS News;]
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IF AL-QAEDA'S NUMBER TWO PRIZE 'IS' IN THE CROSSHAIRS OF PAKISTANI
TROOPS -- THEY'RE NOT SAYING. AN ARMY SPOKESMAN IS DISPUTING ACCOUNTS
THAT AYMAN AL-ZAWHIRI IS AMONG THE MILITANTS HOLED UP NEAR THE BORDER OF
AFGHANISTAN. ...BUT SAYS IT'S CLEAR 'SOMEONE OF VALUE' HAS BEEN
SOT - MAJOR GENERAL SHAUKAT SULTAN/PAKISTAN MILITARY SPOKESMAN
"From the kind of resistance that the troops are facing, it is fair to
assume that there could be some high value target present there."
THE CAPTURE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN'S TOP DEPUTY WOULD DEAL A FIERCE BLOW TO
AL-QAEDA -- AND HAND A MAJOR VICTORY TO THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION. BUT
WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE CAUTIOUS.
SOT - CONDOLEEZZA RICE/NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR "It would be a boost to
the war on terrorism, but I don't think we should jump to the conclusion
that by any means it would completely disable al-qaeda."
THOUSANDS MORE PAKISTANI TROOPS JOINED THE OFFENSIVE FRIDAY, HUNTING
DOWN HUNDREDS OF MILITANTS, HIDING IN HEAVILY ARMED FORTRESSES.
ACROSS THE BORDER IN AFGHANISTAN, U-S TROOPS STAND READY TO BACK
PAKISTAN'S ARMY IF NEEDED, BUT THEY HAVE THEIR OWN BATTLES TO FIGHT.
AMERICAN FORCES ARE WORKING TO WIPE OUT MORE REMNANTS OF AL-QAEDA AND
SOT - LT. COLONEL BRYAN HILFERTY/U-S ARMY
"stripping away what little support they may have had among the
(nats...) LOCATOR: ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN
ACROSS THE REGION, THE LATEST MILITARY OPERATIONS ARE MAKING FRONT PAGE
NEWS. WHILE MANY LOCALS WELCOME THE FIGHT AGAINST TERROR.
OTHERS ARGUED, PAKISTAN SHOULDN'T BE THE CENTRAL BATTLEGROUND.
THIS AFGHAN SAYS HE SUPPORTS OSAMA BIN LADEN, BUT WISHES HE'D HIDE
STANDUP CLOSE TO COME.....
Union workers at Danville's Goodyear plant will not go on strike today.
Dana Dixon with United Steelworkers Local 831 says the company and the union reached a tentative contract agreement just after 7 o-clock last night.
He says details of the new contract will be available later today.
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