[Bush-Address]

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In his first prime time news conference in more than a year, President Bush worked to reassure Americans about U-S involvement in Iraq.
He also fielded a barrage of questions about his administration's actions before the 9-11 attacks.
Aleen Sirgany has more on how the President battled both fronts.
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ITS THE BLOODIEST MONTH FOR U-S TROOPS IN IRAQ SINCE THE START OF THE WAR.. BUT PRESIDENT BUSH HAS PLEDGED TO STAY THE COURSE.

BUSH SOT: 20:35:18 We will finish the work of the fallen.


IN A RARE PRIME-TIME APPEARANCE.. PART SPEECH AND PART NEWS CONFERENCE.. THE PRESIDENT ACKNOWLEDGE THE DIFFICULTIES IN IRAQ.. BUT TRIED TO COMMUNICATE HIS CONVICTION THAT ACHIEVING STABILITY THERE IS CRITICAL TO WINNING THE WAR ON TERROR.

BUSH SOT: 20:44:03 Now is the time and iraq is place where enemies of

civilized world are testing the will of the civilized world- we must not waiver
AND IF MORE TROOPS ARE NEEDED TO GET THE JOB DONE THE PRESIDENT PROMISED TO SEND THEM. ITS LOOKING MORE LIKE PROBABILITY THAN POSSIBILITY.

BUSH SOT: 20:47:25 Our work may become more dangerous before it is

finished.. no one can predict all dangerous that lie ahead of costs they may bring.
DESPITE THE CHALLENGES ON THE GROUND.. THE PRESIDENT VOWED TO MEET THE JUNE 30TH DEADLINE FOR TRANSFERRING POLITICAL POWER TO IRAQ.
MR. BUSH MADE NO APOLOGIES FOR LAUNCHING THE WAR IN IRAQ OR FOR ANY POSSIBLE GOVERNMENT FAILURE TO PREVENT THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS.

BUSH SOT: 21:06:36 Had I had any inkling whatsoever those people were

going to fly airplanes into buildings we would have moved heaven and earth to save the country
ASKED WHETHER HE FELT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ATTACK, PRESIDENT BUSH SAID HE GRIEVED FOR THE FAMILIES.. BUT OSAMA BIN LADAEN WAS THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR 9/11.
STAND-UP CLOSE: STAND-UP CLOSE: PRESIDENT BUSH HAS BASED A GOOD DEAL OF HIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN ON HIS LEADERSHIP IN IRAQ AND THE WAR ON TERROR. BUT HIS DROPPING APPROVAL RATINGS INDICATE THAT PLATFORM IS NO LONGER A SHOE IN TO BASE HIS RE-ELECTION BID ON....WHEN ASKED ABOUT THAT HE SAID NE INTENDS ON KEEPING HIS JOB. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
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[Iraq]


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The military is reporting more deaths of U-S troops in Iraq.
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Officials say four Marines were killed near the embattled city of Fallujah.
That, even as the city remains under a fragile ceasefire.
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In the south, troops have surrounded the Shiite holy city of Najaf, where cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (AL- Sahd- er) is holed up in his office.
Meanwhile, some of the kidnappings in Iraq may have escalated into fatalities.
A state department official has confirmed the discovery of four bodies near the site of an insurgent ambush.
Now they're trying to identify the victims.
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[11XGR-budget]


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The state budget is back in senators' hands today. That after the House of Delegates yesterday passed a compromise tax measure to help break the budget stalemate.
But first, they got rid of over 250 million dollars in tax hikes.
Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon has more.
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((DELEGATE DICK BLACK/R-LOUDOUN COUNTY: THE FAMILIES ARE GOING TO PAY SIX TIMES AS MUCH AS THEY'LL GET BACK. LET'S BE HONEST LET'S FACE THE FACT THAT WE'RE IMPOSING A MASSIVE TAX INCREASE. :25)) [RUNS:15]
Despite major opposition from the majority party, the House of Delegates passed a multi-million dollar tax package by a vote of 52 to 46.
17 Republicans broke from their leadership and pushed the measure through.
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((DELEGATE PRESTON BRYANT: THIS WAS A TOUGH DAY)) [RUNS:13]
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But the fate of the compromise remains uncertain.
Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday morning to vote on the bill.
But the Senate reportedly wants more money, and that means that despite, a breakthrough, a state budget agreement is not a done deal yet.
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((SENATOR WILLIAM WAMPLER/R-BRISTOL: WE'RE STILL A LONG WAY TO FINAL RESOLUTION BUT THIS IS A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH TOWARD TRYING TO FIND A COMPROMISE BETWEEN THE TWO HOUSES.)) [RUNS:07]
The Senate is scheduled to vote on the compromise measure on Friday.
But it is unlikely they will accept a bill that raises one and a half billion dollars less than they proposed.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond ))


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Roanoke County police have charged an 82-year old man with murdering his wife.
Officers say on Sunday family members found the body of 83-year old Neva Underwood Hurt in the living room of her Parkwood Drive home.
William Wallace Hurt was found unconscious in the basement of the home and was taken to an area hospital.
Meanwhile, in Roanoke, a teenager is charged with a deadly shooting Friday night.
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22-year-old Claude Benson Harper died Sunday evening from a gunshot wound to the face.
Roanoke police say a 17-year-old boy now faces murder and firearms charges.
Police are actively searching for the teen,
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD] and ask that anyone with information call Crime Line at 344-8500.
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[6-Salem-Abduction]


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Police in Salem are looking for a man they say briefly kidnapped a woman from a parking lot Saturday evening. The 42-year old victim is not being identified. Police say she reported that when she got into her car in the 14-hundred block of West Main Street around 6:40, a man in the passenger seat put a gun to her head and told her to drive. After three blocks, the woman hit the man with a shoe. He grabbed her wristwatch and ran.

[VOBM'ville-Baseball]


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The baseball season is in full swing, but the game is over at least for now in Martinsville.
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Hooker Field is closed up and will remain that way throughout the summer.
That's because the Houston Astros announced in January it was moving its Appalachian League affiliate to Greeneville, Tennessee.
The city had little time to find a replacement but is confident a team will be playing here by next summer.
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[SOT 14:00]
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((MATT HANKINS/CITY OF MARTINSVILLE SPOKESPERSON: WE'VE CONSISTENTLY BEEN IN THE TOP THREE OR FOUR IN FAN ATTENDANCE AT TEAMS SO WE FEEL LIKE THERE IS A FAN BASE HERE THAT DOES SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL AND WE THINK THAT WOULD A STRONG DRAWING POINT TO ATTRACT ANOTHER TEAM HERE FOR THE 2005 SEASON.))
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The city is currently working to bring an Appalachian league team back to Martinsville.
League officials say the deal hinges on two major league franchises seeking entry into the league at the same time.


City leaders say there is already interest from other communities.
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[Marketwatch]


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In business news, Intel released its earnings report.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((INTEL LED THE EARNINGS PARADE AFTER THE MARKETS CLOSED. > > THE WORLD'S BIGGEST COMPUTER CHIPMAKER SAID FIRST QUARTER NET INCOME > ALMOST DOUBLED TO 1.7 BILLION DOLLARS AS INTEL BOOSTED SALES OF ITS > PROCESSORS USED IN SERVERS. > INTEL WAS ALSO UPBEAT ABOUT FUTURE BUSINESS CONDITIONS > > IT IS DAY TWO OF JURY SELECTION IN THE RETRIAL OF FRANK QUATTRONE - THE > ONCE HIGH FLYING SILICON VALLEY INVESTMENT BANKER ACCUSED OF OBSTRUCTING A > FEDERAL STOCK INVESTIGATION FOUR YEARS AGO. > Quattrone, who made a fortune taking Internet companies public during > the dot-com stock craze of the late 1990s, was first tried last year. THAT > TRIAL ENDED IN A MISTRIAL. IN THE WAKE OF THE JURY DEBACLE IN THE RECENT > TYCO TRIAL, JUDGE RICHARD OWEN IS BANNING THE MEDIA FROM DISCLOSING THE > NAMES OF JURORS IN THIS CASE. > > ((DELL/NYT)) > > ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST: > > DELL COMPUTER SAYS THE NUMBER OF WORKERS IT HAS OVERSEAS OUTSTRIPS ITS > WORKFORCE HERE IN THE U-S. > > AND THE NY TIMES IS RAISING THE QUARTERLY DIVIDEND IT PAYS > ITSSHAREHOLDERS BY 7 PERCENT. > > ON WALL STREET A SURPRISINGLY STRONG RETAIL SALES REPORT.. STOCKS ENDED > LOWER. INVESTORS WORRY THAT THE FEAR THE FEDERAL RESERVE MAY RAISE > INTEREST RATES SOONER RATHER THAN LATER BECAUSE OF THE RECENT STRONG > ECONOMIC REPORTS. > > THE DOW TUMBLED 134 POINTS > > WHILE THE NASDAQ FELL BACK 35. > > ((NO GRAPHIC NEEDED HERE)) > AMONG THE COMPANIES STEPPING UP TO THE EARNINGS PLATE TODAY: APPLE > COMPUTER, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS AND HARLEY DAVIDSON. > > find out more at cbs.mw.com in ny i'm ac in ny.))




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[911-Commission]


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They realize it was broken-- now members of the 9-11 commission will look for ways to fix the U-S intelligence system.
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Today the panel is scheduled to hear testimony from C-I-A Director George Tenet and F-B-I Director Robert Mueller.
Other leaders from those organizations told the panel they didn't have enough money or manpower to learn more about the al-Qaida threat before it was too late.
Attorney General John Ashcroft blames the failures of both agencies on legal restrictions that kept them from sharing information.
He also denied allegations that he didn't consider terrorism a priority.
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[11New-Jobs]


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Telvista Incorporated plans to hire hundreds of people to work in its new Danville call center. The company made the announcement yesterday.
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The 62-thousand square foot facility will occupy this section of the city's Airside Industrial Park.
When it's finished this fall, the company figures to hire 600 full and part-time employees to provide customer service for its clients worldwide.
City leaders say the move will help diversify the local economy.
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[SOT 11:16:28]
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((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: SO IN THIS DAY AND TIME YOU HAVE TO RETHINK YOUR ECONOMIC DIRECTION AND HOW YOU CAN GO ABOUT IT. FOR US IT'S BEEN TOUGH, BUT I THINK TODAY IS A GREAT WAY OF SAYING WE CAN ACCOMPLISH WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE.))
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The state helped Danville close the deal by providing 500-thousand dollars in economic incentives.
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[6-Monty-Merchants]


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Montgomery County's controversial Merchant's Tax is back in the limelight.
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The tax is on all inventory at local businesses, but several business owners have long said it's too high. Local dealerships have even moved their cars out of the county to avoid paying up. The Board of Supervisors is now talking about forming a committee to study the tax. The board wants a group of citizens and business leaders to help decide if lowering the tax would actually generate more money because car dealers would stop avoiding it.
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Two officials are in the spotlight as the 9-11 commission continues hearings into the nation's worst intelligence lapse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

Today the panel is scheduled to hear testimony from C-I-A Director George Tenet and F-B-I Director Robert Mueller.
Other leaders from those organizations told the panel they didn't have enough money or manpower to learn more about the al-Qaida threat before it was too late.
Attorney General John Ashcroft blames the failures of both agencies on legal restrictions that kept them from sharing information.
He also denied allegations that he didn't consider terrorism a priority.
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[2-6-Monty-Merchants]


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Montgomery County's controversial Merchant's Tax is back in the limelight.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

The tax is on all inventory at local businesses, but several business owners have long said it's too high. Local dealerships have even moved their cars out of the county to avoid paying up. The Board of Supervisors is now talking about forming a committee to study the tax. The board wants a group of citizens and business leaders to help decide if lowering the tax would actually generate more money because car dealers would stop avoiding it.
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[Early-Years]


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Keeping kids on the straight and narrow is their goal.
Now organizers of Straight Street in Eastern Montgomery County are asking for some help themselves.
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[Take FS Early Years]
In this week's "Early Years" segment, we spoke with Pastor Ken Gray and a couple of volunteers about the organization's need for MORE volunteers and how you can help.
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[SUPER=01-Olivia Hale/Volunteer; 1:23]
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[Tape tosses to break] [COMM] [3-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's what's making news.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; ]


In a televised address last night, President Bush warned that there could be many more deaths of American troops in Iraq.
Four more U-S Marines are reported dead near Fallujah.
Despite the ongoing battles, Bush vowed to meet the June 30th deadline for transferring political power to the Iraqis.
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[ENG#=2]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; ]

The House of Delegates has passed a compromise tax bill-- now it's on to the Senate for a vote.
But officials say it's unlikely Senators will accept a bill that raises one and a half billion dollars LESS than they proposed.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]


A 17- year- old is charged in Friday night's fatal shooting in Roanoke.
But first, police have to find him.
The teen faces murder and firearms charges in the death of 22- year- old Claude Benson Harper.
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