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Rain is on the rise, and so are flooding concerns.
We'll have a live update on conditions at the Roanoke River.
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And the director of the C-I-A admits his agency "made some mistakes" prior to 9-11.
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Too much rain in too short a period prompted flood warnings across the region today--
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Continuing rain has residents keeping their eyes on local creeks and streams.
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Susan Bahorich has been watching the waterways in Boones Mill and Roanoke. She is along the Roanoke River on Wiley Drive.
Susan, what is the situation like there?
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Another tough test for the fragile truce in Fallujah, as U-S warplanes and helicopters respond to firefights.
Meanwhile, in the holiy city of Najaf, U-S troops are poised for a showdown with a radical Shiite cleric who's vowing a ``revolution'' against the U-S occupation.
Lisa Barron has the latest.
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ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF ONE OF IRAQ'S HOLIEST CITIES, U-S TROOPS HAVE GATHERED IN FORCE, READY TO MOVE AGAINST THE RADICAL SHIITE CLERIC THEYVE BRANDED AN OUTLAW.
THE US BLAMES MOQTADA AL SADR, FOR INCITING THE VIOLENT CLASHES BETWEEN HIS SHIITE MILITIA AND US TROOPS IN THE SOUTH.
AL SADR OFFERED PEACE PROPOSALS TODAY IN AN EFFORT TO AVOID A BLOODBATH. ...BUT THE US HAS VOWED TO KILL OR CAPTURE THE FIERY CLERIC.

SOT: DANA PITTARD, COMMANDER, 3rd BRIGADE

We want to be very careful to let the civilian population know that our fight is not against the iraqi people. ///our fight is against those thugs and miliamen of al sadr.
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THE FIGHT IS ALSO AGAINST SUNNI INSURGENTS IN THE BESEIGED CITY OF FALLUJAH IRAQI MEDIATORS SAID THEY HAVE EXTENDED A SHAKY CEASEFIRE, .....BUT GUNFIRE STILL ECHOES THROUGH THE STREETS, WHILE US PLANES SEARCH FOR TARGETS FROM THE AIR. SOME MARINES SAY THE INSURGENTS ARE SIMPLY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION....AND THERE HAVE BEEN MORE TROOP CASUALTIES

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THEIR DEATHS MAKE APRIL THE DEADLIEST MONTH FOR THE U-S MILITARY HERE -- DEADLIER EVEN THAN THE INVASION LAUNCHED IN MARCH LAST YEAR.

(Baghdad)BUT A UNITED NATIONS ENVOY SAYS THE HANDOVER OF POWER TO IRAQIS

WILL GO AHEAD AS PLANNED.

SOT Lakhdar Brahimi/U.N. ENVOY.


STILL THE NUMBER OF FOREIGN CIVILIANS ABDUCTED BY INSURGENTS IS A MAJOR CONCERN -- DOZENS ARE STILL BEING HELD HOSTAGE.
AND FOUR MUTILATED BODIES FOUND IN SHALLOW GRAVES NEAR THE SPOT WHERE NINE AMERICANS WERE RECENTLY ABDUCTED...HAVE NOT YET BEEN IDENTIFIED.
SEVERAL COUNTRIES HAVE TOLD THEIR CITIZENS TO LEAVE THE IRAQ. .RUSSIA IS EVACUATING MORE THAN 500 OIL WORKERS, .AND THE PHILIPPINES SAYS IT MAY WITHDRAW TROOPS AND HUMANITARIAN PERSONNEL. ANOTHER BLOW TO THE COALTION EFFORTS TO RESTORE STABILITY AND REBUILD WAR TORN IRAQ. LISA BARRON, CBS NEWS BAGHDAD ))

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Despite the ongoing violence in Iraq and the possible political fallout, President Bush says he's determined to stay the course.
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In last night's prime- time news conference, Bush said he was willing to send in more troops if necessary.
He added that the U-S will stick to the June 30th deadline for handing over power to the Iraqi people.
When reminded that his poll numbers have been falling lately, Bush said he isn't worried about the voters.
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(( I DON'T PLAN ON LOSING MY JOB. I PLAN ON TELLING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT I'VE GOT A PLAN TO WIN THE WAR ON TERROR. AND I BELIEVE THEY'LL STAY WITH ME. THEY UNDERSTAND THE STAKES.))
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Bush also responded to questions concerning pre- 911 intelligence failures, but declined to apologize for the attacks or accept personal responsibility.
He said Osama bin Laden is the only person to blame.
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Once again, the failure of pre 9-11 intelligence is in the spotlight on Capitol Hill.
Today C-I-A director George Tenet admitted that his agency made mistakes.
Teri Okita has more from Washington.
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(LOCATOR: Washington, D.C.)


TRACK: ON A RETURN VISIT BEFORE THE 9-11 COMMISSION, CIA DIRECTOR GEORGE TENET SAID HIS AGENCY DID HAVE WHAT IT CALLED THE PLAN TO DESTROY AL QAEDA SANCTUARIES IN AFGHANISTAN BUT ACKNOWLEDGED SYSTEMATIC WEAKNESSES, HAPHAZARD WATCHLISTS, AND POOR HUMAN INTELLIGENCE HAD DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES.

(Super: George Tenet/CIA Director)
SOT: No matter h´┐Żow hard we tried, it was not enough victims families

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TRACK: THE COMMISSIONS REPORT FOUND THE CIA MISSED WARNING SIGNS OF AN IMPENDING TERRORIST ATTACK, IN PART, BECAUSE OF A LONG-STANDING, PIECEMEAL APPROACH TO GATHERING INTELLIGENCE. THE REPORT SAYS A MORE STRATEGIC, DETAILED ANALYSIS COULD HAVE IDENTIFIED THE SUICIDE-HIJACKING PLOT. AND TENET SAYS THE U-S STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO:

SOT: Tenet:

It's going to take another five years in clandestine intel to be run the way it needs to be run.
TRACK: COMMISSIONERS SAY THE GOAL IS NOT TO BLAME, BUT TO COME UP WITH A PLAN TO PREVENT FUTURE ATTACKS.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: Also on the hot seat: FBI Director Robert Mueller. The FBI has been under fire for intelligence failures, delays and missteps. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.
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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.
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A Roanoke teenager has been charged with a deadly shooting Friday night.
22-year-old Claude Benson Harper died Sunday evening from a gunshot wound to the face.
Roanoke police say they are actively searching for a 17-year-old boy who now faces murder and firearms charges.
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Michael Jackson could face more charges after another person accused the singer of molestation. We'll have the details next.
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and there is more bad news about Hormone Replacement Therapy after another study is halted prematurely.
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In California, it's an amazing story of survival.
Ten days after an accident that killed her mother, a five year old girl is found alive.
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Highway workers discovered the wreckage down a 300- foot ravine.
Ruby Bustamante was standing there, beside the body of her mother, Norma Bustamante.
Ruby was dehydrated, but in good condition.
Her family believes Ruby's mother would have also survived if authorities had responded faster.
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((BILL COOLEY/CHILD'S GREAT-GRANDFATHER:IF THE POLICE STARTED THIS ACTION WHEN THEY WENT DOEN THERE SUNDAY NIGHT TO REPORT THIS AND DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT, I DON'T THINK THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN THE WAY IT TURNED OUT. ))
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Authorities did receive a report of a car plunging off the freeway on April fourth, but officers didn't spot the accident or the mother and daughter nearby.
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The economy is starting to feel the pinch of inflation--
Government officials say consumer prices rose one- half of one percent in March, boosted by rising costs for gas, air fares and clothing.
Economists say it was a bigger rise than they were expecting.
They say combined with other recent economic data, today's news may put additional pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.

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Michael Jackson is facing more allegations of child molestation.
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This time, a California man claims the singer abused him during the late '80s.
Police are investigating, but one of Jackson's attorneys says the latest claim comes as news to him.
Jackson, meanwhile, is due in court later this month in an unrelated child molestation case.
He's pleaded innocent to the charges.
Yesterday, a California appeals court refused to lift a gag order imposed in the case.
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Pulaski County authorities may have prevented a jailbreak.
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Sheriff Jim Davis says 53 year old Kathleen Charlotte Meredith tried to pay an undercover agent to help break her husband out of the New River Valley Regional Jail. Meredith and her husband, Ronald Layne Meredith are now facing several charges-- including attempting to help an inmate escape and conspiring to commit capital murder. Both are now being held at the jail.
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For a couple of years, we've been told about the damaging effects of hormone replacement therapy... a combination of estrogen and progestin.
Last month a study that looked at estrogen alone was shut down after doctors found the increased risk of dementia and stroke is even higher than originally thought. Doctor Sean Kenniff has more.
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((AFTER TWO YEARS OF STUDIES SHOWING THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS FROM A COMBINATION OF ESTROGEN AND PROGESTIN.... THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALSO FOUND ESTROGEN ALONE DOES NOTHING TO HELP HEART DISEASE IN WOMEN WHO'VE HAD A HYSTERECTOMY... AND ITS SMALL REWARDS DON'T OUTWEIGH THE RISKS.

(SOT-Dr. Nieca Goldberg/Lenox Hill Hospital)

"there is a benefit in reducing the risk of hip fracture but it comes with a very large downside."
A NEW STUDY FOUND JUST HOW STEEP THAT DOWNSIDE IS. RESEARCHERS DISCOVERED THAT ESTROGEN ALONE INCREASED THE RISK OF DEMENTIA AND THERE WAS A NEARLY 40 PERCENT INCREASED RISK OF STROKE. BUT, THE STUDY DID FIND A SLIGHT DECREASE IN THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER.
STANDUP: (Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS NEWS/Miami, FL) DESPITE THE BREAST CANCER FINDING THE LATEST INFORMATION ONLY SUPPORTS THE BELIEF THAT HORMONE REPLACEMENT IS A FAILURE IN PREVENTING AGE RELATED DISEASES IN POST-MENAPAUSAL WOMEN. HOWEVER, THERE IS A GROUP OF YOUNGER WOMEN WHO MAY STILL GET A BENEFIT

(SOT-Goldberg again)

"it reduces menapausal symptoms. It helps for hot flashes and vaginal dryness and sleeplessness."
DOCTORS WORRY ALL THE BAD NEWS ON H-R-T WILL SCARE OFF WOMEN WHO CAN USE THE HORMONES AS A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE OPTION FOR MENAPAUSAL SYMPTOMS.... AS LONG AS THE DRUGS ARE USED IN THE LOWEST DOSE POSSIBLE FOR THE SHORTEST PERIOD OF TIME.

(SOT-Dr. Susan Lobel/Maimonides Medical Center)

"it really needs to be individualized, it's important to look at family history of heart disease, breast cancer."
FOR WOMEN PAST MENOPAUSE THE EVIDENCE AGAINST TAKING HORMONES IS CLEAR. BUT FOR WOMEN WHO ARE IN THE MIDST OF MENOPAUSE H-R-T MAY HELP..... AS LONG AS YOUR DOCTOR AGREES. DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))

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An operation to put the world's smallest pacemaker inside a baby has been a success.
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Doctors at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa had to perform surgery within 30 minutes of Kerrick Walker's birth. Kerrick was born with his heart on the wrong side of his chest.
He also had numerous other problems, including holes in his heart and a low pulse rate. The pacemaker is only the size of a quarter, but doctors say the weight of it on Kerrick's heart would make it hard for him to breath, so it was implanted in his stomach.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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city leaders want to make a pitch to bring baseball back to Martinsville.
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Losing its minor league baseball team has been a major disappointment for the City of Martinsville.
But city leaders say they are preparing to step up to the plate to bring another team in as early as next summer.
Justin McLeod has more.
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The sound of locked gates is about the only thing you'll hear at Hooker Field these days.
The baseball bats are now silent.
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((LENNY ROBERTS/MARTINSVILLE RESIDENT: IT WAS NICE FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE. EVERYBODY GOT ALONG, THERE WERE A WHOLE LOT OF ASTRO FANS.)) [Runs04]
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Those fans were disappointed back in January when the Houston Astros decided to move its Appalachian League affiliate to Greeneville Tennessee.
That left the city little time to find a replacement and so for the first time in fifteen years there will be no Appalachian League team in Martinsville.
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((SUSAN GAULDIN/MARTINSVILLE RESIDENT: WE'LL HAVE TO FIND SOMETHING. PEOPLE WILL BE LOOKING TO GO OUT OF TOWN TO DO SOMETHING.)) [Runs04]
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But hopefully not for long since the city would like to stay in the Appalachian League.
The league however says expansion would have to come in an even number, therefore, another city must want a minor league franchise.
City leaders say there's already interest from other communities.
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((MATT HANKINS/CITY SPOKESPERSON: WE ARE VERY CONFIDENT AT THIS POINT TO SEE SOMETHING HAPPEN IN 2005.)) [Runs04]
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So baseball should be back by next summer.
In the meantime, the high school is using Hooker Field and the city also plans to make more improvements to the ballpark.
That includes finishing the turf renovation and adding fencing to increase fan safety.
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[IN Q=We're continuing]

((MATT HANKINS/CITY SPOKESPERSON: WE'RE CONTINUING TO MAKE AN INVESTMENT IN THE FACILITY. WE'RE NOT GOING TO LET IT RUN DOWN WITH A TEAM NOT HERE. WE'RE GOING TO KEEP IN AS A GOOD SHAPE AS WE CAN IN HOPES OF ATTRACTING ANOTHER TEAM NEXT YEAR.)) [Runs10]
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE CITY IS IN TALKS WITH A TEAM OUT OF BURLINGTON NORTH CAROLINA ABOUT PLAYING A FEW GAMES IN MARTINSVILLE THIS SUMMER. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.)))) ))
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 19 points. The NASDAQ has gained six.

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Up next in sports, Barry Bonds hits another homer, closing in on the all time record.
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And Dodge is reving up for the Advanced Autoparts 500.
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Barry Bonds has passed Willie Mays for sole possession of third place on the all-time home run list.
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Bonds slammed his 661st home run during the seventh inning of last night's game against Milwaukee. The ball splashed down in McCovey Cove, one day after his 660th homer landed in the water. Bonds is 53 homeruns away from tying Babe Ruth for second, and 94 homers behind Hank Aaron's all-time record.
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Nextel cup drivers go from a week off, to trading paint with each other this Sunday at Martinsville Speedway in the Advance Autoparts 500.
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Seven races into the 2004 Nextel Cup season, and the car manufacturers' race is shaping up to be an interesting one.

With all the talk on how well the Dodges are doing, they have yet to win a race.
Ford has taken four checkered flags, and Chevrolet's taken three.
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Bud Pole qualifying for the Advance Autoparts 500 begins at three o'clock Friday.
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