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U-S Marines are exchanging gunfire with Iraqi insurgents, and the death toll is rising. Five Marines have died since a crackdown began yesterday against anti- American fighters.
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And, half- a- penny could help finance a solution to the state budget stalemate. [WX-Head]
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Warmer weathe finally returns to our region with a lot of sunshine. Will it continue? I'll let you know in your forecast.
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Stay with us News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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The battles are raging in Baghdad and Fallujah--
At least eight more U-S Marines have been killed in heavy fighting in Iraq.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
As the Marines cordon off the city of Fallujah and hunt down Iraqi insurgents, coalition forces are having to fight a NEW front-- Shiite Muslims who want the U-S out of their country now.
There's also word of a deadly battle between insurgents and Italian troops in Nasiriyah.
An Italian news agency says at least 15 Iraqis were killed.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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(LOCATOR: Fallujah, Iraq)


TRACK: FALLUJAH HAS LONG BEEN A HOTBED OF RESISTANCE, BUT NOW, U-S MARINES ARE GOING ON THE OFFENSIVE THERE.
(APTN FOOTAGE )

THEYVE SEALED OFF THE TOWN AND HAVE ENGAGED IN HEAVY GUNBATTLES WITH GUERRILLAS. THEIR MISSION IS TO TRACK DOWN THE KILLERS OF FOUR AMERICAN CIVILIANS, BUT FIRST, THEY HAVE TO CALM THE TOWNSPEOPLE.


(pool material)
(Super: Capt. Michael Fehn/1st Marines Regiment) 10:08:20
SOT: Basically, we want them to realize that the evil doers out there

that are causing all these problems out there in Fallujah, were going to get rid of them (end here if its long) and we want them not to be afraid.
TRACK: BUT FALLUJAH IS JUST ONE PROBLEM. IN TOWNS ACROSS IRAQ, FIGHTING IS BREAKING OUT AS SHIITE MUSLIMS LOYAL TO CLERIC MUQTADA AL-SADR CLASH WITH COALITION FORCES. THEYRE PROTESTING THE DETENTION OF ONE OF SADRS AIDES AND THE CLOSURE OF HIS ANTI-AMERICAN NEWSPAPER. THEYRE ALSO ANGERED THAT AN ARREST WARRANT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR SADR.

(Super: Paul Bremer/U.S. Administrator to Iraq)
SOT: The man who leads them, Muqtada al-Sadr, has called for his

followers to kill Americans and they have killed Americans. He has incited violence, and we will deal with that.
TRACK: BUT HIS FOLLOWERS VOW REVENGE. THE U-S SAYS IT HAS ENOUGH SOLDIERS IN IRAQ TO HANDLE MORE ATTACKS, BUT ONE SENIOR PENTAGON OFFICIAL SAYS THEYRE LOOKING AT WAYS TO GET MORE BOOTS ON THE GROUND, IF THINGS GET WORSE.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: And that could lead to a sticky situation in this election year. A new poll shows 44-percent of Americans want U-S troops withdrawn from Iraq. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington. ))

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More than 100 National Guard soldiers are back in Virginia, after a year of duty in Iraq.
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Soldiers of the 10-32nd Transportation Company were re-united with their loved ones early Monday at Fort Eustis.


Members said they dreamed of this day ever since they were deployed.
The group was responsible for ferrying supplies to and from troops in direct combat.
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This could be a big day in the state legislative budget standoff. The House of Delegates will meet late this afternoon, and is expected to vote today or tomorrow on increasing the state sales tax by a half-cent-- going from four-and-a-half to five cents. Cities like Roanoke are waiting for lawmakers to break the budget deadlock.
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City Council launched into yesterday's meeting with fanfare, as Mayor Ralph Smith declared April as Scottish American History and Heritage Month. City manager Darlene Burcham says she'd like to hear something out of Richmond, where state lawmakers have yet to decide on a budget.
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[IN Q=Which means that we can't even count on the typical funds...]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER; WHICH MEANS THAT WE CAN'T EVEN COUNT ON THE TYPICAL FUNDS THAT WOULD COME INTO PLAY. WE'VE HAD TO DEVELOP TWO OR THREE DIFFFERENT SCENARIOS, NONE OF WHICH IS VERY SATISFACTORY.))
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[OUT Q=none of which is very satisfactory.]
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Burcham says the current House and Senate plans differ by as much as 16-million dollars in education funding alone.
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The list of candidates for Roanoke School Board is shorter by one.
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In closed session yesterday, City Council decided council member Linda Wyatt would not be allowed to run for one of two vacant school board seats. Council then voted to reopen the application process until April 19th. Wyatt, who was first elected to council in 1994, had no comment about the decision. Councilman Bill Bestpitch says the group wanted to avoid creating an image of "crony-ism".
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Flooding rain has been falling since the weekend, and it's still coming down across parts of Texas and Mexico.
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Officials now say at least 31 people are dead in northern Mexico.
More than three thousand others evacuated their homes, and are staying in shelters.
Five people were killed yesterday in West Texas, when part of a freeway bridge was washed away.
But there is some encouraging news--
The National Weather Service says the storm system is expected to move out of the region today.
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Montgomery County firefighters have been busy in the last day or so, battling at least three different brush fires.
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One of them broke out around four yesterday afternoon on Pedlar Road. That's near the Ironto exit off I-81.
Firefighters from Elliston quickly extinguished the flames but then noticed two small fires on a mountain nearby.
A Department of Forestry helicopter was brought in to help contain those fires.
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The search is over. Still ahead, a missing teenage girl is found.
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And a new book raises questions about rocker Kurt Cobain's death, and suggests it wasn't his own doing.
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Grunge rocker Kurt Cobain was an icon for Generation-X.
Ten years ago this week, the lead singer for the band, Nirvana, was found dead in his Seattle home.
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While it was widely believed that Cobain took his own life, there are new questions about the circumstances of his death.
In a new book, "Love and Death," the authors claim they have evidence that Cobin did not commit suicide, but was actually murdered.
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((MAX WALLACE/"LOVE & DEATH" CO-AUTHOR: WE PRESENT A CASE SHOWING THAT HE HAD AT LEAST THREE TIMES A LETHAL DOSE OF HEROIN IN HIS SYSTEM WHEN HE DIED. THE SUICIDE NOTE, THE LAST FIVE LINES DO NOT MATCH HIS HANDWRITING. HE NEVER MENTIONS SUICIDE IN HIS SUICIDE NOTE. ))
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[OUT Q=in his suicide note.]
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The authors add that one of the reasons they want Cobain's case re- examined is because of the dozens of copy cat suicides that followed the singer's death.
His widow, singer Courtney Love, has NOT commented on the book.
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The 14 year old girl reported missing last weekend is back home. Deputies say she is not hurt.
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Patrick County officials launched a search for Brittany Renee Bibee on Sunday, and following up on a tip, searchers found her walking along a road in the Woolwine area around 8-20 last night.
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Two men have been indicted for allegedly ransacking a Roanoke church.
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22-year-old Zachary Lee Bryant and 35-year -old Christopher Frank Martin are each charged with breaking and entering, as well as intentionally defacing Mount Moriah Baptist Church. Federal investigators are still considering whether they could be charged with hate crimes.
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More jet service, and lower ticket prices, are helping to bring more business to Lynchburg's airport.
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Delta Airlines introduced jet service last year, thanks to a half million dollar federal grant that ensured the airline would at least break even.
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Delta also cut ticket prices to make Lynchburg more competitive with surrounding airports.
The result is that ridership has nearly doubled.
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((GREG EDDY/DELTA AIRLINES: NOW YOU HAVE THE BEST REGIONAL JET YOU CAN GET, LEATHER SEATING, TWO BY TWO CONFIGURATION, FLIES AT 530 MILES PER HOUR. SO THE EQUIPMENT IS ONE THING BUT I'M SURE THE PRICING HAD A LOT TO DO WITH IT AS WELL. BUT WE WENT FROM 40 PERCENT LOAD FACTORS TO 60 PERCENT WHICH WE'RE REALLY HAPPY WITH.))
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[OUT Q=really happy with.]
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Delta says it will continue to review its Lynchburg operations, but jet service will continue indefinitely.
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Now it's the women's turn. Still ahead, Tennessee and Connecticut prepare for tonight's championship game.
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And we'll meet two area wrestlers with Olympic dreams, and a chance to move closer to those dreams this week.
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Two area wrestlers are hoping to put southwest Virginia on the Olympic map.
If Keno Shepherd and Isreal Gilbert place in the top eight at the U-S Nationals this week, they'll qualify for the Olympic trials.
As Joy Sutton reports, both believe they have a good chance of getting there.
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((
They've been friends since high school, both former wrestling champions, each unwilling to let his Olympic dream fade --even at the age of 30.
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[SOT2:36:14, KENO]
[IN Q=There are times you want to cry]

((THERE ARE TIMES YOU WANT TO CRY. TIMES YOU WANT TO GIVE UP. BUT WRESTLING BUILDS CHARACTER. SO YOU PUT IT BEHIND YOU. YOU SAY I HAVE A GOAL TO DO I GOT TO CONQUER THIS, AND I'M GOING TO DO IT)) [RUNS12]
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And the training is anything but easy -- hours a day in the gym.
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[IN Q=Endure is what you have to have]

((ENDURANCE IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE MOST OF BECAUSE IF YOU CAN'T GO 9 MINUTES STRAIGHT, THEN YOU'RE PRETTY MUCH GOING TO GET BEAT IN THE FIRST PERIOD)) [RUNS08]
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And as if the workout isn't enough --there's the diet. Shepherd is down to 5-percent body fat.
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[IN Q=You're just so drained it's hard.]

((YOU'RE JUST SO DRAINED IT'S HARD. IN WRESTLING WE HAVE TRAINED OURSELVES TO LOSE WEIGH VERY FAST 3 TO 4 POUNDS WITHIN 30 MINUTES)) [RUNS10]
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While the two won't compete against each other because they're in different weight classes -- they will be there to spar each other on.
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[IN Q=We have more of a desire to win it this]

((WE HAVE MORE DESIRE TO WIN IT THIS TIME SO WE I FEEL WE'RE GOING TO DO PRETTY GOOD OUT THERE)) [RUNS10]
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Not making it to the Olympic trails isn't any even option, this time.
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[IN Q=I did every goal I said I wanted to do in wrestling]

((I DID EVERY GOAL I SAID I WANTED TO DO IN WRESTLING AND THE OLYMPIC IS THE ONLY THING THAT I HAVE NOT CONQUERED. AND I JUST KNOW DEEP DOWN IN MY HEART THAT I WAS BLESSED WITH TALENT AND I KNOW THAT I CAN DO IT )) [RUNS09]
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Dan River Incorporated says it expects to post a net loss of 152 million dollars for last year.
That's according to a notice filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
It comes about a week after the Danville company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to restructure its debts.


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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 40 points. Nasdaq DOWN 22 points.


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Still ahead, an American Idol castoff launches his career -- the story of William Hung.
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And in Connecticut, some Husky fans think winning a national title is just a riot.
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It was anything but a winning attitude on display on the University of Connecticut campus last night.
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After U-Conn claimed victory in the N-C-A-A men's basketball tournament, fans went wild-- TOO wild.
A university spokesman says about five thousand students got out of hand, turning over cars and setting fires, despite a school-wide ban on bonfires.
Police say they arrested more than a dozen people in the melee.
Meanwhile, there were no reports of any serious injuries.
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As for the game, it got one-sided pretty quickly. Ben Gordon and Emeka Okafor benefited from an up-tempo style of play that fueled the Huskies' offense, and put the Yellow Jackets in a double digit hole right off the bat. U-Conn led by 15 points at halftime - and never looked back in the final 20 minutes, leading by as many as 25.
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Gordon scored 21 points, Okafor adds 24 more points, and wins MVP honors as U-Conn wins the title 82-to-73.
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U-Conn can win the women's title as well tonight. This is the game with the passion - as evidenced yesterday afternoon when U-Conn coach Geno Auriemma was asked if his relationship with Tennessees' Pat Summitt was strained, at best.
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News 7 Sports has learned that Va. Tech has selected Beth Dunkenberger to be the school's next women's head basketball coach. She was an assistant at Tech for 8 seasons, and is currently the head coach at Western Carolina.
The Shawsville native was Southern Conference coach of the year in 2002.

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The Roanoke Express open up the Kelly Cup playoffs tonight- with game one of the team's best of five series with the Florida Everblades. The game is at the Roanoke Civic Center, where the Express won 25 times this season, and lost just 8.
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The team is trying to balance the momentum it built up from an incredible unbeaten stretch run that put the team in the playoffs.
The reality is that all of that will mean absolutely nothing, come tonight.
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Off the ice, the Express informed the ECHL that it will be back in Roanoke next season, in the Roanoke Civic Center, but likely with some new ownership.

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The Advance Auto Parts 500 is set for April 18th at the Martinsville Speedway. And the azaleas may not be on the only "bushes" in bloom that weekend. Steve Mason talked with Nextel Cup points leader Kurt Busch, who was in Roanoke yesterday as part of the circuit's Winner's Circle program helping to promote the upcoming race.
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((Just days away from Easter and Kurt Busch is the king of the Nextel Cup series. Busch finds himself a top the points standings with just one win at Bristol, But finishing no worse that 16th in the first seven races has been good enough. ((:))
Busch's average finish is 8.6. A Performance that resemble is ultra consistent Roush teammate Matt Kenseth, who is right on Kurt's coat tails. ((:)) One of Busch's 8 career victories came at Martinsville in the fall of 2002 where he started 36th only to reach the winners circle.)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:BUSCH SAYS HE'S NEVER BEEN A STRONG QUALIFIER AT MARTINSVILLE. HIS AVERAGE START WAS 32ND LAST SEASON. HE FINISHED 13TH AND 39TH IN BOTH RACES AT THE HALF MILE TRACK LAST YEAR. STEVE MASON NEWS 7 SPORTS ))


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And finally today--
Becoming an "American Idol" reject turned out to be a jump- start to one guy's singing career.
You probably know who we're talking about.
William Hung, who's famous for his charming, but off- key rendition of "She Bangs" is releasing a music video.
Hattie Kauffman reports.
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[SUPER=04-"She Bangs" Koch Records; :00]
[SUPER=01-William Hung/Singer; :18 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=04-"She Bangs" Columbia Records; :22]
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((


SCFRIPT NATSOT-MUSIC VIDEO (TRACK) HE'S AMERICA'S MOST UNLIKELY POP STAR. U.C. BERKELY ENGINEERING STUDENT WILLIAM HU
NG OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES A MUSIC CAREER TODAY, WHEN HIS VIDEO PREMIERES ON FUSE MUSIC NETWORK. NATSOT- MUSIC VIDEO (SOT
WILLIAM HUNG 20315)- I GET RECOGNIZED EVERYWHERE I GO NOW. (SOT HATTIE) - YOU DO? (SOT WILLIAM) - PRETTY MUCH. (SOT HA
TTIE) - ARE YOU TIRED OF IT? (SOT WILLIAM) - NO. (SOT HATTIE) - YOU'RE STILL ENJOYING IT? (SOT WILLIAM) - THIS IS EXCIT

ING.
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"SHE BANGS" WAS ORIGINALLY A RICKY MARTIN SONG, BUT HUNG HAS TAKEN THE LATIN HEARTTHROB'S HIT AND MADE IT HIS OWN, WITH
A BIG ASSIST FROM MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR JEFF RICHTER. NATSOT-HUNG'S MUSIC VIDEO (TRACK) IT WAS RICHTER WHO FIGURED TH
E ASPIRING SINGER COULD SCALE TO UNFORSEEN HEIGHTS AFTER SEEING HUNG ON THE NEWS. NATSOT 222-(HUNG AT BERKELEY BEING O
FFERED RECORD DEAL) "We're here tonight// to offer William a real life, no kidding around, record contract." (SOT JEF

F RICHTER, VIDEO DIRECTOR 10313) I CALLED THE RECORD COMPANY THAT NIGHT, LEFT A MESSAGE ON THIER MACHINE SAYING, LOOK I
REALLY WANT TO DO THIS VIDEO. I HUNTED DOWN THIS VIDEO. (SOT HATTIE) REALLY? WHY? (SOT JEFF RICHTER 10056) I THINK I

T'S HIS HONESTY. YOU KNOW, THERE'S JUST SOMETHING ABOUT HIM.//HE'S THE ULTIMATE UNDERDOG AND I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING TO HELP HIM OUT.
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HUNG'S C-D IS CALLED "INSPIRATION." MUSIC EXECS ARE HOPING "IDOL" FANS REMAIN HUNG UP ON HUNG. (SOT WILLIAM 20333) -

I'M HAPPY, LIKE YEAH! YOU KNOW I SIGN SO MANY AUTOGRAPSHS AND TAKE SO MANY PICTURES WITH PEOPLE ALREADY. (HATTIE LAUGHS
) (SOT HATTIE) SO YOU'RE NOT GONNA START HIDING BEHIND GLASSES (SOT WILLIAM) NO NO! (SOT HATTTIE) AND WEARING DISGUISES
? (SOT WILLIAM) NO, I'M NOT ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE. (SIG OUT) HATTIE KAUFFMAN, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES. ))


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