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Escalating tension between the U-S and China as American officials struggle to re- establish contact with the crew of a Navy surveillance plane.
Details, coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And nearly a year after the fire at the historic Lexington Presbyterian Church, construction workers are putting on a new roof.
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After heavy rain on Sunday... today we are left with sunshine and warming temperatures. Our work week forecast is up next.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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News 7 at noon is straight ahead.


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Still no contact with the crew of a U-S Navy surveillance plane that's stranded on an island in the South China Sea.
But the waters of DIPLOMACY may prove even rougher.
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[Military-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
President Bush is demanding that U-S diplomats get access to the crew of a spy plane that made an emergency landing in China over the weekend.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-Hainan Island, China;]
[SUPER=01-Joseph Prueher/U. S. Ambassador to China;]
[SUPER=01-James Sasser/Former Ambassador;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Washington.]

((TRACK: THREE U-S NAVY DESTROYERS MOVED IN NEAR HAINAN ISLAND BEEFING UP U-S PRESENCE IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND CREATING EVEN MORE TENSION BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES. THERES BEEN LITTLE, IF ANY, COMMUNICATION FROM THE 24-U-S CREWMEMBERS SINCE THEIR EMERGENCY LANDING.

(Super: Joseph Prueher/US Ambassador to China)
SOT: It is inexplicable and unacceptable and of great concern to the

most senior leaders in the united states government that the air crew has been held incommunicado.
TRACK: U-S OFFICIALS SAY AN EP-3 SPY PLANE LIKE THIS ONE ACCIDENTALLY COLLIDED WITH ONE OF TWO CHINESE FIGHTER JETS SENT TO INTERCEPT IT OVER INTERNATIONAL AIRSPACE. THE DAMAGED U-S PLANE LANDED ON HAINAN IN SOUTHERN CHINA. THE CHINESE FIGHTER PILOT IS STILL REPORTEDLY MISSING AFTER HIS PLANE WENT DOWN.

(NATSD OF CHINESE TV/PETERSON PKG.)


TRACK: ON THE STATE RUN CHINESE TELEVISION, BLAME FOR THE INCIDENT IS PLACED SQUARELY ON THE U-S.

(NATSD FULL OF PROTESTORS)


TRACK: AND OUTSIDE THE U-S CONSULATE IN HONG KONG, ANTI-AMERICAN SENTIMENT GROWS DEMONSTRATORS ACCUSING THE U-S OF INVADING CHINAS AIRSPACE AND INTENTIONALLY KNOCKING DOWN THE FIGHTER JET. THE FORMER U-S AMBASSADOR TO CHINA ADVISES THE U-S TO PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

(Super: James Sasser/Former Ambassador to China)
SOT: The first soundings coming out of the administration following the

accident have been, I think, cautious and thats the way they should proceed. I think, if both sides keep the rhetoric down, I think this can be resolved and be resolved fairly quickly.

(OKITA STANDUP)


))[Milosevic]


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Yugoslavian authorities insist former leader Slobodan Milosevic face charges AT HOME before he faces possible extradition for alleged war crimes.
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Meanwhile, it appears supporters of Milosevic were planning a rebellion.
A large arsenal was confiscated from Milosevic's home after he was arrested over the weekend.
That after a nearly day-long standoff with police.
It's evident on the streets how little support Milosevic has left.
While there was no celebration, there was also no sympathy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think for the]

((BRATISLAV GRUBACIC/VIP NEWS EDITOR: I THINK FOR THE SERBE, THIS IS BASICALLY JUST FINISHING ON ERA AND THEN SWITCHING TO SOME MORE OF A NORMAL LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Bratislav Grubacic/VIP News Editor;]
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[OUT Q=a normal life.]
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Milosevic pleads NOT guilty to charges of corruption and mis- use of power, and plans to appeal his arrest.

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[Optical-Cable]


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A Roanoke-based fiber optic company reported 10 million dollars in sales last month.
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That's a record for Optical Cable Corporation.
About 3 of the 10 million dollars came from China.
C-E-O Bob Kopstein announced he was in negotiations with the Chinese last month.
Kopstein says more deals in China would double the company's workforce, sales, and may lead to construction of a new manufacturing facility there.
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[Lex-Church]


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It's a milestone day for the crews helping to rebuild Lexington's historic Presbyterian church.
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A devastating fire destroyed the 155 year old landmark last summer. Church members vowed to rebuild and construction crews have worked non-stop on the project since.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Today, crews are framing the roof on the historic structure. Once the roof is replaced they can finish the interior demolition. We'll update the progress tonight on News at 6.


[Taxi-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kwe]
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Authorities are investigating the shooting of a Yellow Cab driver in Roanoke over the weekend. It happened around 5:30 yesterday morning outside an apartment complex in the Northwest section of the city. The cab driver, 30 year old John Powers of Salem, underwent surgery at Duke Medical Center. Meanwhile, Police are still looking for the suspects. Kate Weidaw reports.
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The call for a taxi came in at five in the morning. Dispatchers asked John Powers to pick up two men at the Salem View Apartments on Panorama Avenue. The pair allegedly asked Powers to take them to West Side Boulevard. But, when they were behind the apartment building, officials say the two men demanded money, shot out the two way radio, and then shot Powers once in the back. The pair then fled the scene. Neighbors in the apartment building called police after they heard a horn blowing for several minutes.
Yellow cab drivers like Eddie Sutton say the night shift can be a dangerous time to work, you just have to be careful.



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((EDDIE SUTTON: I RUN ANY WHERE ANYTIME NIGHT OF DAY AND AT LEAST CHECK OUT THE SITUATION IF IT DOESN'T FEEL RIGHT THEN I LEAVE IT ALONE.))
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Sutton says if someone tries to steal his money chances are they won't get away with much.

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((EDDIE SUTTON: I USUALLY CARRY ONLY 20 OR 30 DOLLARS ON ME ANYTIME I GET UP TO A CERTAIN AMOUNT IF I'M BY THE OFFICE I STICK IT IN MY CAR.))
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But Sutton believes this shooting will make drivers more cautious at night.

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((EDDIE SUTTON: I KNOW EVERYBODY SAYS IT WON'T HAPPEN TO ME WELL THAT'S WHAT I USED TO THINK UNTIL THIS HAPPENED IT WILL MAKE ME A LITTLE MORE APPREHENSIVE BUT I'LL KEEP ON DOING WHAT I'M DOING.))
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Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))
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So far, there is no word on Powers condition.



[Census-Hispanic]


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Virginia's hispanic population is growing.
The statewide Hispanic population grew about 106 percent during the nineties, with Fairfax County having the highest percentage of growth.
Officials say a healthy economy fueled by the federal government and high-tech industry, proves attractive to the hispanic population. The Hispanic Committee of Virginia is devoted to improving the quality of life for Hispanics.
The organization offers job training, legal advice and English courses.


[Foot-Mouth]


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The foot-and-mouth epidemic is also having POLITICAL repercussions..
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British Prime Minister Tony Blair has postponed the general election until early June because of the outbreak.
Blair is under under strong pressure from local farmers, Church of England bishops, and the Conservative party to delay the election.
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Britain is still struggling to control the foot-and-mouth outbreak.
More than 900 cases have been confirmed since the disease was first detected in livestock back in February.

[Waffle-House]


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Four African-Americans say they were denied service at a Waffle House restaurant because of their race.
The four have filed a 200- million- dollar lawsuit against the restaurant chain.
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They captured ONE of the alleged incidents on video camera.
They say security guards at a restaurant in Tulahoma, Tennessee tried to keep them out on several occasions while white patrons were inside dining.
But attorneys representing the Waffle House question whether or not the tape was edited.
No word on whether the plaintiffs will drop the lawsuit if the restaurant issues an apology.
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[Hogan]


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A Southside man announced his interest in political office. Delegate Ted Bennett of Halifax is planning to retire at the end of the year. Yesterday, Republican Clarke Hogan told a crowd at the Halifax County courthouse he'd like to fill the vacancy.

Hogan lives in South Boston and manages Ontario Hardwood.[Sisisky-Funeral]


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Nearly one thousand people paid their respects to fourth district congressman Norman Sisisky yesterday.

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The Democrat died Thursday, just days after undergoing lung cancer surgery.
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Sisisky served a district that ran from just west of Richmond to Hampton Roads and points south for 19- years.
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[IN Q=Norm was]

((GEORGE ALLEN: NORM WAS JUST A GREAT MAN, GOOD BUSINESS SENSE, BUT TRULY JUST AN EXUBERANCE FOR LIFE, A PASSION FOR THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA AND I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIS SMILING EYES AND HE JUST HAD THIS BIG, DEEP LAUGH.))
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[OUT Q=deep laugh.]
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Sisisky was one of four Democrats remaining in Virginia's eleven member House delegation in Washington.
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[Roanoke-Church]


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A local church is moving to a new location.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday;]

On Tuesday-- the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to sell a 38- acre plot of land to the Christian Life Fellowship Church near Glenvar. The former Lloyd property is located near the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem.
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[SOT 01:48:19 01:49:31 ]
[IN Q=IT GIVES ME]

((BUTCH CHURCH/CATAWBA SUPERVISOR: IT GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE TO MAKE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE OFFER FROM THE CHRISTIAN LIFE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH MINISTRIES AND WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU. DAVID TUELL/PASTOR: I THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND I WOULDN'T HAVE YOU GUYS JOB FOR ANYTHING IN THE WORLD. I'LL TAKE MINE THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU. ))
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[SUPER=01-David Tuell/Pastor; :11]
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[OUT Q=each and everyone of you. (applause.)]
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The church purchased the property for 984- thousand dollars.
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[Chocolate-Festival]


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The Roanoke Civic Center was the place to be this weekend to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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Table after table of gourmet goodies lined the Roanoke Civic Center for the annual Chocolate Festival. Restaurants from across the valley baked up their special chocolate recipes from cakes with rich chocolate frosting to creamy fudge as well as all kinds of other goodies for those with a sweet tooth.
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[SOT 59:50]
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((JENNIFER PATTON: REALLY SWEET STUFF, VERY RICH BUT GOOD.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Patton/Chocolate Lover; (QUICK!!!)]
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[OUT Q=but good.]
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For those who had their fill of eating sweets there were other activities like the cake walk .... a contest where if you land on the right number when the music stops you got to take home a free chocolate cake. If you tried to get into the festival yesterday and were turned away, that's because it was sold out. 15-hundred people attended the event. All of the proceeds will go to Center in the Square. (------------)