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Just when it looked like a possible budget agreement was dead in the water, House Republicans change their minds an
d keep it afloat.
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And, a U-S missile strike hits a mosque in Iraq, as worshippers were gathering for afternoon prayers.
As many as 40 people are reported dead.
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Mild weather continues with an increased chance for some showers as we head toward tomorrow. I'll have your forecast.


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Stay with us News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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((DELEGATE BOBBY ORROCK: I'M NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR THIS MEASURE ON THE FLOOR BUT I MADE A COMMITMENT, WE NEED TO GET IT ON THE FLOOR.))
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Republicans in the House Finance Committee do an about-face.
Yesterday they rejected a proposal for a half-cent sales tax increase, but this morning, they revive the bill.
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Good afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.


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The House of Delegates moved a step closer this morning to possibly breaking the state's budget impasse.
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A House panel revived a bill that generates nearly one billion dollars in new revenue.
The measure boosts the sales tax by half a penny and increases taxes on cigarettes and recording real estate deeds.


The move by House Republicans comes just as efforts to draft a new two-year budget appeared on the verge of collapse.
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((DELEGATE BOBBY ORROCK/R-THORNBURG: ALL OF US HAVE FELT WE'VE BEEN IN THE ELEVENTH HOUR FOR A NUMBER OF DAYS NOW THAT LOCAL GOVERNMENT IS TRULY FEELING THE HEAT AS THEY'RE TRYING TO CRAFT THEIR BUDGETS. WE'VE GOT COLLEGES TRYING TO SET THEIR TUITION FOR NEXT YEAR. WE KNOW WE'VE GONE BEYOND THE NORMAL GAME TIME. BY ANALOGY WE'RE IN DOUBLE OVERTIME NOW AND WE'VE GOT TO BRING SOME CLOSURE TO THIS GAME.))
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The full House is expected to vote on the compromise measure later today.
Even if the bill passes, it is unclear whether the Senate or Governor Warner will go along with the plan.
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[Iraq]


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Fighting in Iraq has taken on new intensity, as coalition forces struggle to gain the upper hand on insurgents.
Both Sunni and Shiite Muslims are behind the latest uprising.
Stacy Case reports.
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TRACK: U-S MARINES ARE ON THE HUNT IN FALLUJAH--- TRYING TO PUT DOWN

THE STRONGEST RESISTANCE SINCE BAGHDAD FELL TO US TROOPS A YEAR AGO. A U-S FIRED ROCKET REPORTEDLY HIT A MOSQUE TODAY DURING AFTERNOON PRAYERS, KILLING DOZENS OF WORSHIPPERS. THE PENTAGON ISN'T CONFIRMING THE ATTACK.
NAT: fighting COMMANDERS SAY FIERCE FIGHTING COUPLED WITH A PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN
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NAT: loud speakers blaring in fallujah
TRACK: ---- MAKE THE INTENTIONS OF U-S FORCES CLEAR.


SUPER: MAJOR JOSEPH CLEARFIELD/2ND BATTALION, 1ST MARINES 10:15:16 eventually the Fallujians are going to realize that we are the strongest force in the city and that there is in their best interest to reject these foreign fighters and these terrorists and embrace the coalition.
LOCATOR: RAMADI, IRAQ TRACK: IN RAMADI, THE SITUATION IS MUCH THE SAME. COMMANDERS CONFIRM 12 MARINES WERE KILLED HERE YESTERDAY. THE ANTI AMERICAN VIOLENCE SEEMS TO KEEP GROWING WITH RIVAL SUNNI AND SHIITE MUSLIMS JOINING FORCES AGAINST U-S TROOPS.
NAT: chanting support for sadr
TRACK: ONE OF MOQTADA AL SADR'S ASSISTANTS WAS REPORTED KILLED IN KERBALA. AL SADR IS THE IRAQI CLERIC WHO'S ENCOURAGING SHIITE
UPRISING--- CALLING ON THEM TO EXACT A HOLY WAR AGAINST THE AMERICANS.



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TRACK: LAWMAKERS ON CAPITOL HILL ARE GROWING INCREASINGLY CONCERNED.
SUPER: SENATOR JOSEPH BIDEN/ (D) DELAWARE There was no post war plan. This administration disregarded the recommendations of a vast majority of the experts.
STAND UP CLOSE: STACY CASE/REPORTING.. CASULATY UPDATE. BUSH TODAY IN CRAWFORD..INCREASE IN VIOLENCE DOES NOT IGNAL A RESUMPTION OF MAJOR COMBAT.
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A Utah woman accused of murdering one of her twins by refusing a life-saving Caesarean section has pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangerment.
Prosecutors initially charged Melissa Ann Rowland with murder.
The murder charge was dropped, under a plea bargain.
Rowland could serve up to five years in prison on each count, and pay as much as a five-thousand-dollar fine.

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In other court news, the wife of Enron's former finance chief -- Lea Fastow -- withdrew a plea agreement this morning.
It comes after a judge in Houston balked at a proposed five-month prison term. The judge had the right to reject the agreement and impose more prison time -- in which case Lea Fastow could withdraw her plea and go to trial.
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[Tyco-Juror]


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For the first time, Juror Number Four is speaking publicly about the Tyco fraud trial.
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During an interview for "60 Minutes Two," Ruth Jordan told Dan Rather she never gave defense attorneys the O-K hand signal that led to a mistrial.
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((RUTH JORDAN/FORMER JUROR:I WOULD NEVER DO THAT. I MEAN, IT'S -- I DON'T DO THAT. FIRST OF ALL, IT'S CON--COMPLETELY CONTRARY TO WHAT I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE DOING THERE AS A JUROR, TO MAKING AN IMPARTIAL DECISION BASED ON THE EVIDENCE AND NOT ON SOMETHING OUTSIDE. ))
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Jordan says she doesn't believe former Tyco C-E-O Dennis Kozlowski and former chief financial officer Mark Swartz had any criminal intent when they allegedly took millions of dollars from the company-- and says she thinks the case would have ended in a hung jury.
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The entire interview airs tonight at 8 on "60 Minutes Two".
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The man who wants to develop a hillside near Tanglewood Mall says he's not giving up on his plans, even though Roanoke County has now denied a rezoning request.
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Developer James Smith wants to build a 35 acre retail and office park.
It is called the Slate Hill Project and would be located near the intersection of Routes 419 and 220 in Roanoke County.
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At last night's Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting, concerns were raised about traffic in the area, erosion on the hill, and an overall lack of details for the project.
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((FRANCES BOATMAN/NEARBY RESIDENT: SLATE HILL'S REQUEST AND LACK OF INFORMATION SUBMITTED IS LIKE ME ASKING YOU FOR MONEY. YOU ASK ME WHY I WANT THE MONEY AND I TELL TO MAKE A PURCHASE. YOU ASK WHAT I PLAN TO PURCHASE AND I SAY STUFF.))
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The attorney for the developer points out the majority of the project can be built without rezoning from the county.

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((ED NATT/DEVELOPER'S ATTORNEY: MY CLIENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO BUILD R-3 USES ON THAT PROPERTY NOW.))
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That could mean condominiums or townhouses.
After two hours of debate, the Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously denied the rezoning request.
The Board of Supervisors will have the final say at its April 27th meeting.
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An audit of Roanoke City Schools shows the system is mis-reporting many disciplinary cases.
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The Municipal Auditor released his findings to the school board last night.
The audit revealed the school system reported incomplete and inaccurate data on discipline.
It found 31 out of 56 incidents were not properly coded.
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((DREW HARMON/MUNICIPAL AUDITOR: GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND DISCIPLINE CRIME VIOLENCE, DATA REPORTING AND SAFETY IN SCHOOLS WE'RE NOT SURPRISED AT ALL TO HAVE A FEW FINDS LIKE WE HAD.))
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Harmon also says schools failed to conduct required annual safety audits and had inadequate emergency management plans.
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The man charged with robbing a Bedford County bank last month is in custody, after police say he tried to rob ANOTHER bank at a bad time.
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37-year-old Maurice Preston Scott was arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with robbing the SunTrust Bank in Forest on March 17th.
Police say Scott tried to rob the Central National Bank on Tate Springs Road in Lynchburg yesterday.. but the bank was closed when he came to the door.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: IT'S NOTHING I SUPPOSE IN THE BOOK OF ROBBING BANKS THAT SAY YOU GOTTA BE REAL SMART. CAME TO THE BANK DOOR WITH HIS MASK ON, THE DOOR WAS LOCKED, AND I SUPPOSE HE RATTLED IT AND CERTAINLY THAT DREW ATTENTION TO HIM AND THE REST IS HISTORY.))
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Bank employees called police and Scott was quickly apprehended.
He's facing attempted robbery charges in Lynchburg.
Police also say he has confessed to the Bedford County robbery.
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Police probe the cause of a deadly Amtrak derailment. The latest is just ahead.
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And a rough morning for some condo residents when flames erupt and firefighters can't get control.
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The famous "City of New Orleans" jumped the tracks last night, killing one person and injuring dozens.
While officials believe the train derailment was an accident, federal investigators, including the F-B-I, are looking into it.
Kelly Cobiella has more.
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It looked as though the cars simply tipped over... Two passengers reported seeing a cloud of dust before it happened... but most of those onboard only FELT something was wrong.

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"WE HIT SOMETHING ON THE TRAIN TRACK AND THE TRAIN JUST TIPPED IT ALL OVER, IT THREW TWO OLD LADIES ON TOP OF US."
Amtrak's Train 58 landed on its side, falling five feet from a trestle, into a swampy stretch of the mississippi delta. Ambulances couldn't get there... rescuers used off-road vehicles and flashlights to search for passengers.
68 people were on board the northbound train... and most of them were hurt. Many of the injured were treated on the tracks... or taken by bus to area hospitals. A 68-year old woman from Chicago died on the scene.
The nine-car train was headed from new orleans to chicago, and had just crossed a river outside Jackson Mississippi when it jumped the tracks.

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"MY MOM CALLED ME RIGHT AFTER THE ACCIDENT, AND SAID THE TRAIN HAD DERAILED AND SHE COULDN'T FIND HER SHOES OR HER LUGGAGE OR ANYTHING."
Right now, federal investigators say the derailment appears to have been an accident, but they're still on the scene. Kelly Cobiella, CBS News. ))

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Near Atlanta, it was a spectacular two- alarm blaze that kept firefighters busy this morning.
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The fire at a condominium complex was especially difficult for firefighters to contain.
The flames spread through a wooded area and were threatening an adjacent set of condos.
Officials were concerned that some residents were trapped.
It'll be some time before they know whether everyone was able to escape the fire.
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It looks like a good day for a case of Spring Fever. Leo has the complete forecast coming up.
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And these dancers are not exactly trading paint, but there's a little bit of NASCAR in every move.
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Many Lynchburg residents know what they want to keep, but they are less sure of what the city should cut, as it grapples with a big budget shortfall.
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More than 200 people turned out for Tuesday's public hearing to learn more about how to fill a deficit anywhere from 8 to 17 million dollars. Many of the proposals include raising several local taxes, while cutting back on a variety of services. While resturant owners say a higher meals tax is bad news, others say they are willing to pay more if it meant fully funding things like education.
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((LISA HAMES/SUPPORTS TAX INCREASE: NOBODY WANTS TO INCREASE TAXES ON PERSONAL PROPERTY OR REAL ESTATE, BUT WE ARE ONE OF THE LOWEST-TAXED PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY AND WE ARE NUMBER 47 IN EDUCATION.))
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City Council took some heat for voting itself a pay raise this year, when things like night-time bus service, the museum system, and the downtown library could get cut.
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((ELLEN NYGAARD/FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: I URGE YOU AS A COUNCIL TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER WHAT CUTTING THE HOURS AND BUDGET OF THE LIBRARY SAYS ABOUT US AS A COMMUNITY.))
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Council has the next seven weeks to balance things out.
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Martinsville won't be the only venue hosting NASCAR next week. The sport will literally take center stage at the Jefferson Center, as well-- with an innovative idea in DANCE. Shannon Young reports.
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((Stock car racing and ballet are about as far apart on the cultural scale as they can be. Which is precisely why Roanoke Ballet Theatre combined the two.
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((SHALEIGH COMERFORD/DANCER: IT'S VERY CHALLENGING.)) [RUNS:02]
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NASCAR ballet is an original creation that simulates a race. Rather than play chartacters, dancers in bright colors represent cars.
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[IN Q=We've used a lot of literal kinds...]

((SHALEIGH COMERFORD/DANCER: WE'VE USED A LOT OF LITERAL KINDS OF ELEMENTS SUCH HAS HAVING A RACETRACK, SIGNALS, CRASHES. AND THE MOVEMENT ITSELF SHOWS A PARTICULAR KIND OF PACING AND A PARTICULAR KIND OF RYTHM.)) [RUNS:17] [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[IN Q=And on top of that...]

((JENEFER DAVIES MANSFIELD/ROANOKE BALLET THEATRE: ON TOP OF THAT WE'RE SHOWING COMMERCIALS, INTERVIEWS, WE HAVE HUGE PROJECTION SCREENS, MUSIC CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR THIS, PYROTECYHNICS, IT'S VERY VISUAL IT'S LIKE GOING TO A NASCAR RACE.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=like going to a Nascar race.]

Artistic Director Jenefer Davies Mansfield says she hopes to capitalize on NASCAR's popularity and rev up a crowd that typically wouldn't attend ballet. NASCAR gave her permission to use its name and logo and will even be sending representatives to watch the show. Drivers Ward Burton, Rick Mast and Frank Kimmel will make appearances and Your Hometown Station's Mike Stevens will call the race.
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((JENEFER DAVIES MANSFIELD/ROANOKE BALLET THEATRE: I AM NERVOUS BECAUSE IT'S A COMPLETELY NEW VENTURE BUT I'M MORE EXCITED THAN ANYTHING.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=more excited than anything.]

There will be three performances of NASCAR Ballet, one next Thursday and two on Saturday. Tickets range from 11 to 30- dollars. Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke.))(TOSS) [Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [4/7/04] [TWO SHOT]

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A down day on Wall Street. At this hour,
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the Dow is DOWN 92 points. Nasdaq DOWN 20 points.

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Up next in sports, the Express takes an early step backward in its quest for a crown.
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And later, it's almost unheard of .. twin horses in good health. Don't say "neigh", we'll be right back.
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The Roanoke Express opened the Kelly Cup playoffs last night in round one against the Florida Everblades.
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Roanoke was down two to nothing before it finally came alive in the second period.
Rick Kowalsky scores to cut the lead to 2-to-1. But the Everblades' John McNabb would push that lead back to two goals a few minutes later, to make it 3-to-1. Carl Mallette would do his best to keep Roanoke in it, as he scored two goals.
[super=38-Florida/4/Roanoke/3/Everblades Lead 1 to 0;]

But Roanoke loses game one 4-to-3.
Game two is tomorrow night back at the Roundhouse.
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The University of Connecticut now holds claim to a unique accomplishment.
The Huskies men's and women's basketball teams both hold national titles at the same time.
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Tennessee was the number one seed, but the UConn women came in as defending champs. The Huskies got off to a big early lead, and while the Vols would get within a couple of points, they just couldn't catch up.
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U-Conn wins the title 70 to 61 for its third straight women's championship.
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Shawsville native Beth Dunkenberger makes a homecoming, after Virginia Tech looks at one of its own for a new women's head basketball coach. Travis Wells has more.
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Salem high school's search for a new head football coach is over. After the names of veteran coaches Billy Miles and Jeff Highfill were bantered around the valley for weeks, the relatively young Hidden Valley coach Steve Magenbauer, a Salem native, was tapped to replace the retiring Willis White.
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[OUT Q=....in this case."]
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Magenbauer is returning to his alma mater, where he starred as a quarterback and linebacker.
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[Twin-Horses]


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And finally today--
A North Carolina horse owner is seeing DOUBLE after a mare gave birth to twin foals.
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Martin White named the twins Cocoa and Cream.
The multiple birth came as a surprise.
White says an ultrasound showed only one foal.
Multiple births are very rare in horses-- happening only once in ten thousand births.
Of those, 80- percent usually end in the death of one or both foals.
But so far, Cocoa and Cream appear to be, well, "healthy as a horse."
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