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A year ago-- the symbolic fall of a dictator.
Today, explosions and gunfire continue in Iraq, despite an earlier cease-fire.
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And, an accident on Route 220 in Roanoke County backs up morning rush hour traffic, and leaves one man injured. [WX-Head]
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Today's the calm before the storm as rain heads our way for the second part of the weekend. I'll have your forecast.
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Stay with us News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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A year after Saddam Hussein's statue was toppled in the center of Baghdad, a loud explosion is heard this morning in the same area.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Smoke was seen coming from near the Sheraton Hotel, near where Saddam's statue was brought down.
Officials say it was a mortar attack, but there are no apparent casualties.
Meanwhile, Iraqi insurgents have taken more hostages.
Stacy Case has the latest.
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((NAT: explosion TRACK: SMOKE FILLED THE AIR OUTSIDE THE BAGHDAD AIRPORT FRIDAY AS INSURGENTS BLEW UP A MILITARY SUPPLY TRUCK. WITNESSES SAY ANOTHER HIT ON A U-S FUEL TRUCK MAY HAVE TAKEN 9 LIVES.
NAT: fallujah quiet streets? quick TRACK: THIS AS MARINES CALLED A CEASE FIRE IN THE SUNNI STRONGHOLD OF FALLUJAH. THE MILITARY SAYS THE HALT IN FIGHTING PROVIDED TIME FOR TALKS AND ALLOWED LOCALS TO CARE FOR THE DEAD AND WOUNDED. WITHIN 90 MINUTES, GUNFIRE BROKE OUT AGAIN.

SOT: Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt/US Military Spokesman, "Should these

discussions break down, the coalition military are prepared to go back on offensive operations."
TRACK: ANTI U-S FERVOR MAY HAVE HIT A NEW LEVEL. NOW A SENIOR MEMBER
OF THE U-S APPOINTED GOVERNING COUNCIL CALLS THE SEIGE ILLEGAL---

DESPITE U-S RESOLVE THAT IT'S NECESSARY TO WIN THE PEACE.
Gen. John Abizaid/Central Command We aim to break this culture of intimidation that has gone throughout this country

TRACK: INSURGENTS REPEATED THEIR NEWEST TACTIC---- TAKING EVEN MORE
HOSTAGES --- FOUR ITALIANS, TWO AMERICANS.


NAT; yesterday hostage/japanese TRACK: IRAQI FIGHTERS ARE STILL HOLDING THE JAPANESE HOSTAGES AND TWO ARAB ISRAELIS. THE RADICAL MUSLIM CLERIC MUQTADA AL SADR DENIES ANY INVOLVEMENT IN THE KIDNAPPINGS. BUT HE RENEWED DEMANDS FRIDAY THAT THE U-S LEAVE OR FACE A CIVIL REVOLT. AL SADR'S PORTRAIT HUNG IN BAGHDAD'S SQUARE WHERE A YEAR AGO TODAY, MARINES TOPPLED SADDAM'S STATUE.
STAND UP CLOSE: STACY CASE/REPORTING A NEW CBS NEWS POLL SHOWS SHIFTING PUBLIC OPINION. JUST 5 MONTHS AGO, TWO THIRDS OF AMERICANS FELT THINGS WERE GOING WELL FOR THE U-S IN IRAQ. THAT FIGURE HAS DROPPED TO JUST 39 PERCENT. STACY CASE CBS NEWS WASHINGTON. ))

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Some Virginia Tech graduates who have served in Iraq say the situation there is not as bad as it may seem on TV. Four of them returned Blacksburg yesterday to share their experience.
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They spoke to current cadets about their war experiences and ways of preparing for life after college.
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((TIM PRICE: YOU GET A DIFFERENT VIEW FROM THE MEDIA ON WHAT'S GOING ON OVER THERE. BUT THE PEOPLE REALLY WHERE JUST AMAZING. I MADE A LOT OF GOOD FRIENDS. DOUG CLARK: IT WAS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR THE US TO DEPLOY OVER SEAS AND TO HELP A PEOPLE THAT WERE MERCILESSLY OPPRESSED OVER MANY, MANY YEARS. AND IT WAS WONDERFUL TO PARTICIPATE IN IT.))
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And they say what was learned from Virginia Tech... definitely helped them survive the rough times in Iraq.

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State police have indentified the man whose traffic stop led to an unexpected find and the evacuation of nearby residents.
Police say the suspect is 38 year old Barney B. Cawthorne of Rustburg. He faces drug and traffic charges.
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When the state trooper stopped this car on Lighthouse Drive for an expired registration, he noticed several containers of chemicals inside.
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((DAVID COOPER/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: I DON'T HAVE AN ACTUAL DESCRIPTION OF THE ITEMS OTHER THAN IT'S ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH METH LABS.))
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Methamphetamine.. also known as "crank".. is made by mixing together several different volatile chemicals.
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((COOPER: THE FUMES CAN BE DANGEROUS TO BREATHE, POSSIBILITY THEY COULD BE VOLATILE, COULD EXPLODE.. YOU KNOW RIGHT NOW WE'VE GOT SOME CHEMICALS WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE SO WE'RE WAITING FOR THEM TO COME HERE AND IDENTIFY AND RECOVER THEM.))
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Nearby townhomes were evacuated and residents in the subdivision were kept out of the area for several hours as a special D-E-A team moved in and removed the chemicals. A state police bomb technician and robot also detonated a suspicious-looking item from inside the car.
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An accident in southern Roanoke County this morning injured the driver and backed up traffic on Route 220. County Police say a pickup ran off the road shortly before 7, hit a utility pole, and overturned. The driver was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and police say he did NOT appear to have suffer life-threatening injuries. He is charged with failure to maintain control of a vehicle.
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A man accused of assaulting a Craig county man and his teenage caregiver has been turned down in his latest effort to be freed on bond.
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22-year-old William Riley Richardson is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, 17-year-old Samantha Early.
He is also accused of beating a man she was caring for, 65-year-old Richard Sarver.
Early says the attack makes her fear for her life.
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((SAMANTHA EARLY/VICTIM: I WOULD NEVER HAVE EXPECTED IT. NOBODY DESERVES THIS, NOBODY. I WOULDN'T WANT IT UPON ANYBODY, NOT EVEN MY WORST ENEMY.))
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Early's mother and Sarver's wife both testified at yesterday's hearing, hoping to keep Richardson behind bars.
Debbie Sarver says she can't understand why someone would harm an already-disabled man.
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((DEBBIE SARVER/VICTIM'S WIFE: RICHARD IS IN A WHEELCHAIR. HE CANNOT WALK. WHY BEAT HIM UP?))
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Richard Sarver remains in critical condition.
Richardson faces five felony counts. The next hearing date has not yet been set.

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The City of Bedford will increase its water testing around the old city landfill.
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Three wells were tested last month... two were contaminated by chemicals leaking from the landfill.
On Monday, the city will install more test wells and sample water from 38 homes further away from the property.

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Roanoke area localities are working to make the valley a cleaner place to live. It comes at the start of the annual "Ozone Season."
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Five valley governments have agreed to an "Ozone Early Action Plan." The plan takes affect next year, but some governments are already cleaning up the air.
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((JIM VODNIK: WE FEEL IT'S ADVANTAGEOUS FOR US TO GET STARTED RIGHT NOW AND I WOULD IMAGINE THAT A LOT OF OUR NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES ARE PROBABLY LOOKING AT THE SAME THING BECAUSE A LOT OF THESE MEASURES DON'T COST ANYTHING. IT'S JUST A MATTER OF DOING IT.))
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Roanoke County is banning open burning on ozone action days, and will require county vehicles be fueled either early in the morning or late in the evening. Bike stands will also be installed at all county buildings to encourage employees to keep their cars at home. Localities must be able to show they're in compliance with the E-P-A's standards by 2007. Economic leaders say it will hard to recruit companies if the valley becomes a regulated community.
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A look at the record shows that very few Virginia inmates who perform work programs outside of jail ever try to escape.
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Programs-- like the one in Franklin County, where inmates clean up the courthouse.
Others go out and pick up trash or do various odd jobs.
And they've been doing this for almost 30 years.
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((VICKI MEADORS/FRANKLIN CO. CHIEF CORRECTIONAL OFFICER: IT'S A SAVINGS TO THE TAXPAYERS PLUS IT'S A BENEFIT TO THE INMATES BECAUSE THEY'RE DOING SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE. THEY'RE PAYING BACK A DEBT TO SOCIETY.))
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In Roanoke, the city now has six inmate crews who work on more than 800 projects a year.
Authorities stress each inmate is screened before ever leaving the jail cell.
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((MAJOR JIMMY BRUBAKER/ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE DO A BACKGROUND CHECK ON EVERYBODY. NOBODY WITH VIOLENT FELONIES, NO SEX OFFENDERS, NO DRUG DEALERS.))
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A few do try to break free.
In Franklin County, there have been three escapes in the last 27 years.
Roanoke City, Henry County, and Pulaski County have had no major incidents since their inmate work programs began.


At the state level, there have been three prisoners who escaped in the last six years,
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./August 1998;]

including one in Botetourt County.
But authorities say the risk of five more years greatly limits the number of such attempts.
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Israel builds a fence, in hopes that it means greater safety. The details are still ahead.
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And Good Friday in the Middle East. Terror concerns keep forces on high alert.
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Today hundreds of Christians followed in the footsteps of Jesus in Jerusalem's Good Friday march.
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They carried candles and crosses in the annual religious march.
But fears of an attack during Passover, which ends on Monday, have kept security forces on high alert across the country.
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Meanwhile, Holy Week observances continue in Rome, amid security concerns there. Pope John Paul is scheduled to lead an afternoon service today. Yesterday, the 83- year- old Pope celebrated a Mass commemorating the Last Supper.
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While Good Friday is bringing Christians together in the Middle East, Israel is trying to separate itself from potential attackers.
Drew Levinson takes a closer look at a fence under construction, and how both Israelis and Palestinians feel about having a barrier between them.
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Stretching across this holy land rises yet another division among Jews and Palestinians.
Snaking its way through the shadows of Israel and the West Bank is a fence built to stop terrorists.

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SUICIDE BOMBERS COME OUT FROM BETHLEHEM, AND BLOW THEMSELVES UP IN JERUSALEM. THERES NOTHING BLOCKING THEM.
The Israeli army uses sophisticated sensors and cameras to make sure no one crosses.
Though unfinished, the 500-mile fence is already creating a wall of controversy.

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON/BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK)

JUST AS THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO THIS FENCE, THERE ARE ALSO TWO SIDES TO THIS STORY. HERE ON THE WEST BANK, IN THE BIBLICAL TOWN OF BETHLEHEM, THE VIEW FROM HERE IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT.
From his back yard Yousef -a Palestinian farmer--who doesn'tt want to show his face.stares through the fence.
On the other side are his olive trees.

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WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE FENCE, DOES IT ANGER YOU?

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He says, it destroys me totally, I cant work my land. It is easier for me to reach America than for me to reach my land.

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Other farmers have protested---throwing rocks at construction

workers-one demonstration ended with Israeli soldiers killing three Palestinians.
Though in most places chain link, its the giant concrete walls that oftentimes separate neighborhoods and families. It even divides Israelis who argue it does nothing for Peace. But Captain Jacob Dalal claims where the fence is completed, Jewish deaths have declined.

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ITLL NOT BRING AN END TO TERRORISM AT THE END OF THE DAY ALONE, BUT DOES IT WORK? ABSOLUTELY.
Whether it works or not-this ancient landscape has once again changed. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Bethlehem, The West Bank.
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She wants women to take control of their lives. Still ahead author, preacher, and TV personality Paula White is here to tell us why .. and how.
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And one final mission for Arnie's Army. A golfing master takes his final rounds through Augusta.
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She's a preacher, a Bible teacher, and a national T-V personality who's counseled celebrities ranging from Darryl Strawberry to Michael Jackson.
Today Paula White's in the Roanoke Valley to promote her new book that encourages women to overcome adversity and take control of their lives.
Thanks for being here, Paula.


(First off, I love the title of the book, "Deal with It!"... why did you decide to give your book that name?)



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(How much of your own story did you include in this book?)



(As someone who counsels a lot of people-- What do you see as the major challenges facing women right now?)



(As we mentioned earlier, you've also helped counsel very famous people like Michael Jackson-- why do you think celebr

ities often seek help from you?)
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Thanks for talking with us, Paula.
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If you'd like to meet Paula White, she'll be at the Roanoke Civic Center tonight at 7.
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But before you head out...you'll want to enjoy today's warm weather.
Let's check in now with Leo.
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American stock markets are closed on this Good Friday. They reopen on Monday. [Tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
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The Hillcats begin a new season in a new stadium. More on that just ahead in sports.
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And the Express worked hard to reach the playoffs, but they'll need several quick wins to stay there.
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A young Englander still holds the lead in the 68th Masters at Augusta National, as second- round play gets underway.
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This year's event marks the 50th and final one for the legendary Arnold Palmer.
The 74 year old shot an 84 yesterday.
Great Britain's Justin Rose is the first- round leader after carding an opening round of 5-under par, 67.
Chris Dimarco is in the hunt, as well, thanks to shots like this one.
As the rain started - Dimarco went right at the flag on the par three, 6th hole.
The ace helped him card a 3-under, 69.
He tied for second with Jay Haas.
Bad weather kept many from finishing yesterday, but the first round is now complete.
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The Roanoke Express is quickly moving back into familiar territory.
It needs to win three in a row to stay alive in its quest for the Kelly Cup.
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Roanoke entered the Civic Center down one game to none to the Florida Everblades in their first-round series. Florida kicked off the scoring with a goal by former Express star Tim O'Connell - who played in 49 games for Roanoke last season. Then, Brian McCullough scores again for Florida with just a few minutes left in the first period.
That gave the Everblades a 2 to nothing lead over the Express. But, halfway into the second period Josh Barker finally puts one on the scoreboard for the Express.
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The Express tied it at the start of the third, but then got outscored 4-to-1 the rest of the way to lose it 6-to-3. The Blades now lead the series 2 games to none.
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The Lynchburg Hillcats open their Carolina League schedule tonight at the newly renovated City Stadium against Frederick. The Cats are looking for another successful season.
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