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03/17/06

News 7 at Noon
GRAPHIC=Fire A fire in Campbell County this


morning heavily damaged two businesses.

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*CG locator Campbell Co.
This Morning Authorities responded to 'Bill
Dye Auto Sales' and 'Blue Ridge Home
Repair and Contstruction Company' on
Timberlake Road around 2:40.

The building was fully involved
when they arrived.

It took crews about 30 to 40
minutes to get the fire under control.

Authorities say it was contained
to the building and did not spread to
any vehicles on the lot.

No one was injured.

The cause of the fire is unknown
at this time.

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GRAPHIC=Brush Fire A smoky brush fire caught the


attention of many Botetourt County
residents last night.


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*CG locator Botetourt Co.

It's burning in the
Troutville area along Stoney Battery
and Nace Roads.

Firefighters say about 30 to 40
acres have been scorched so far.

No injuries have been
reported and from the last update,
we're told no structures are
threatened.

Still, some nearby
homeowners aren't taking any chances.

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*CG 2line Bill Reynolds
Homeowner SORRY NO CLOSED CAPTIONING

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At last check, the fire has been
contained and Troutville units have
handed the fire over to the Foresty
Department.


They don't yet know how it
started.
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GRAPHIC=HOLD Meanwhile, another fire has


burned about a hundred acres near
Hi-was-see in Pulaski County.

State Forestry officials say
crews have finished a line around the
fire.

They'll try to mop it up
today.

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ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Iraq Hundreds of U.S. and Iraqi troops


are continuing their search for rebels
and hidden stashes of weapons during
day 2 of "Operation Swarmer."

Now word that diplomatic help
might be on the way from an unlikely
source.

Claudia Coffey has the story.



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*CG file U. S. Department of Defense


*CG 2line Lt. Gen. Peter Chiarelli
Multi-National Corps Commander


*CG 2line Claudia Coffey
Reporting



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U-S AND IRAQI TROOPS ARE FOCUSING THEIR
ATTENTION near the city of samarra,
NORTH OF BAGHDAD... AS THEY TRY TO ROOT
OUT INSURGENTS AND SUSPECTED MEMBERS OF
TERROR GROUPS LIKE AL QAEDA IN IRAQ.
COMMANDERS SAY, SO FAR -- THERE'S NO
SIGN OF RESISTANCE. THE TROOPS HAVE
QUESTIONED AND RELEASED 10-OF ABOUT
40-SUSPECTS THEY've ARRESTED. AND,
THEY'VE FOUND A HALF DOZEN WEAPONS
CACHES... FILLED WITH ROCKETS, MORTARS,
AND EXPLOSIVES.

09.17.41 (SOT - Lt. Gen. Peter


Chiarelli / COMMANDER, MULTINATIONAL
CORPS: "we'll continue to look for

caches and any other terrorists and
foreign fighters that might be in the
area.")

THIS MISSION, DUBBED "OPERATION
SWARMER" involves 15-hundred us and
iraqi troops and COULD LAST SEVERAL
MORE DAYS.

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IT'S ANOTHER DEADLY DAY IN THE CAPITAL
CITY -- A BOMB LEFT ON A MINI-BUS
EXPLODED, KILLING 2-PASSENGERS ON BOARD
AND WOUNDING FOUR.

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AND, GUNMEN TARGETED THE CROWDS OF
SHI'ITE MUSLIMS MAKING THEIR ANNUAL
PILGRIMAGE TO KARBALA. THREE PEOPLE
WERE KILLED, AND 5-OTHERS INJURED IN A
PAIR OF DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS. THE
MILITARY IS CONCERNED ABOUT THIS
RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY which has BEEN
PLAGUED BY VIOLENCE THE LAST 2-YEARS.

(STANDUP - Claudia Coffey / CBS NEWS:
"and there's word from the U-S
ambassador in Iraq... He's ready to
meet with officials from Iran to
discuss strategies for stabilizing
Iraq. But, the U-S government says -
those talks will NOT include Iran's
nuclear program. Claudia Coffey for CBS

News, Washington.")

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