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03/16/06

News 7 at Noon


GRAPHIC=Iraq Word out of Iraq today- the U.S.


military has launched a massive air
strike.

It's the largest since the U.S.
invasion in 2003.

Claudia Coffey has the latest.



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*CG locator Baghdad, Iraq


*CG 2line Claudia Coffey
CBS News



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THE U-S MILITARY ANNOUNCED THE START OF
A MASSIVE AIR STRIKE. IN A STATEMENT --
THE PENTAGON SAYS, IT'S TARGETING
INSURGENTS IN THE TOWN OF SAMARRA SOME
60-MILES NORTH OF BAGHDAD WITH
50-AIRCRAFT, 15-HUNDRED U-S AND IRAQI
TROOPS, AND 200-TACTICAL VEHICLES.

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TO HAPPEN.)



LOCATOR:BAGHDAD, IRAQ

IN THE CAPITAL CITY THREE MONTHS AFTER
THEY WERE ELECTED TO OFFICE... THE
275-MEMBERS OF IRAQ'S NEW PARLIAMENT
MET FOR THE FIRST TIME... Under heavy
security.. AND THE DISAGREEMENTS BEGAN
RIGHT AWAY.



(NATSOT - swearing in)





THE PARLIAMENT ADJOURNED
INDEFINATELY... AFTER MEETING FOR JUST
30-MINUTES. LAWMAKERS ARE STILL
DEADLOCKED OVER MAJOR DECISIONS... LIKE
CHOOSING A SPEAKER... AND DECIDING WHAT
ROLES THE DIFFERENT PARTIES WILL PLAY
IN THE NEW GOVERNMENT. AND -- THEY'RE
ALL TOO AWARE OF THE VIOLENCE GRIPPING
THE COUNTRY.



(NATSOT - quiet streets)





OUTSIDE -- BAGHDAD IS LOCKED DOWN.
Starting last night.. OFFICIALS BANNED
VEHICLES FROM THE CITY STREETS. BUT THE
SECTARIAN BLOODSHED continues. IRAQI
POLICE FOUND MORE THAN 2-DOZEN BODIES

TODAY. ALL SHOT EXECUTION-STYLE... WITH
THEIR HANDS TIED.



CLAUDIA COFFEY CLOSE:

THAT MASSIVE U-S ASSAULT TAKING PLACE
IN SAMARRA IS EXPECTED TO LAST SEVERAL
DAYS. THE MILITARY SAYS SO FAR.... A
NUMBER OF ENEMY WEAPON SUPPLIES HAVE
BEEN SEIZED INCLUDNG ARTILLARY SHELLS,
EXPLOSIVES AND MILITARY UNIFORMS.

CLAUDIA COFFEY FOR CBS NEWS
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SUSAN ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

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ROLL EDUCATION BANNER ROLL EDUCATION BANNER Members of the
Roanoke City School Board say they want
to consider alternatives before
eliminating any magnet programs...

But today they also said they
have confidence in the process
administrators are using to evaluate
those schools.

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*CG locator Roanoke
File Tape Superintendent Marvin Thompson
initiated a review of the magnet
schools to make sure they are aligned
with state accreditation standards, and
to insure that benefits justify the
cost.

While the review has raised
concerns among magnet school
supporters, school board members say
they are satsified the study is not
simply an effort to dismantle magnet
programs.

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*CG 2line Jason Bingham
Roanoke City School Board JASON BINGHAM/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL
BOARD: WE'VE GOT TO DO THE RIGHT THINGS
FOR OUR KIDS. WE'VE GOT TO HELP THEM
PERFORM SO THAT'S FIRST AND FOREMOST
AND THAT TAKES FOCUS, BUT WHAT I WOULD
BE CONCERNED ABOUT IS IF WE SWAY TOO
FAR. I CAN TELL YOU I'VE GOT FULL
CONFIDENCE IN MARVIN THOMPSON AND HIS
STAFF TO MAKE SURE THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN.

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Each of the schools will offer
their own recommendations, and Thompson
says they should know by the end of May
which programs will remain in place,
and which programs will be altered or
eliminated.

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