[11Neamo-Krug]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC-33:40]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Both suspects in the killing of a convenience store worker will be arraigned later today in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]


Roanoke detectives flew in from Nebraska Friday afternoon with 27 year old Mark Lamont Neamo.
He was then taken to the Roanoke City Jail.
18-year old Christopher Brian Krug landed a few minutes later.
He's in the Roanoke County jail.
Both are being held without bond on abduction and firearms charges, in connection with the shootings at the Stop-In on Hershberger Road.
The grand jury will consider additional charges later today.
(------------)


[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Israeli tanks are taking up positions in and around several West Bank cities.
Meanwhile, Yasser Arafat remains a prisoner in his own office for a fourth day.
Jim Acosta reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-West Bank; :06]
[SUPER=01-Ariel Sharon/Israeli Prime Minister; :16]
[SUPER=04-"60 Minutes"; :25]
[SUPER=03-Haifa, Israel; :42]
[SUPER=01-Yasser Arafat/Palestinian President; :59]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/Reporting; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=Acosta, CBS News, Washington.]

(( nats of Sharon) TRACK:
ADDRESSING A WEARY NATION -- PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON DECLARED HIS COUNTRY IS "AT WAR" AGAINST TERROR GROUPS...

(nats of tanks)

AND PROVED IT BY SENDING ISRAELI TANKS FARTHER INTO PALESTINIAN TERRORITY -- ONCE AGAIN CALLING YASSER ARAFAT AN ENEMY OF THE STATE.

SOT: Ariel Sharon, Israeli Prime Minister (60 MINUTES) "Arafat is the

main obstacle for peace in the Middle East."
TRACK: ON "60 MINUTES" -- SHARON SAID IT'S POSSIBLE ISRAEL MAY EXPEL THE PALESTINIAN LEADER FROM HIS LAND. BUT SHARON INSISTED HE IS NOT ACTING ON HIS DECADES OLD GRUDGE WITH HIS LIFELONG ADVERSARY.

SOT: Sharon again (60 MINUTES) "I don't hate anyone. I see the

victims. Our victims. Their victims and I know who's responsible for it."

(nats of Haifa bombing)
(SUPER: HAIFA, ISRAEL)

TRACK: THERE WERE MORE VICTIMS IN TWO SUICIDE BOMBINGS JUST TWO HOURS APART. IN HAIFA -- A MEMBER OF THE MILITANT GROUP HAMAS ATTACKED A RESTAURANT -- KILLING HIMSELF AND 15 DINERS.

(nats of ambulance)
(SUPER: WEST BANK)

OVER IN THE WEST BANK -- ANOTHER BOMBER BLEW UP A PARAMEDICS' DISPATCH STATION -- TAKING HIS OWN LIFE AND WOUNDING FOUR OTHERS.

SOT: Yasser Arafat, Palestinian President "We are in need of urgent

sending of international forces to stop this aggression."

(SUPER: RAMALLAH, WEST BANK)

TRACK: ARAFAT -- STILL SURROUNDED BY ISRAELI TROOPS -- IS CALLING ON THE WORLD TO STEP IN. WITH THE CAMERAS ROLLING -- HE EMBRACED EUROPEAN PEACE DEMONSTRATORS WHO SOMEHOW MADE IT PAST THE ISRAELI BLOCKADE.
STAND-UP: EMBRACING PEACE ITSELF WON'T BE AS EASY. BUT ARIEL SHARON HAS TOLD CBS NEWS HE IS WILLING TO COME TO WASHINGTON TO CONSIDER THE SAUDI PLAN OF EXCHANGING LAND FOR PEACE. JIM ACOSTA CBS NEWS WASHINGTON. )

[Lindh]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Lindh]


Attorneys for American Taliban John Walker Lindh head back to federal court in Alexandria today.
They're expected to argue several legal issues -- including the impact of Lindh's prison conditions.
The defense also wants a judge to throw out possibly incriminating statements Lindh made to the F-B-I last December.
He's charged with conspiring to murder Americans and aiding terrorists.
Jury selection for his trial is set to begin in late August.


[Pakistan]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


Meanwhile, authorities in Pakistan have handed over to the U-S a man believed to be the biggest catch yet in the war on terrorism.
Investigators believe Abu (zoo-BY-dah) Zubaydah was trying to put al-Qaida back together in Afghanistan.
A source says (zoo-BY-dah) Zubaydah will be flown to Camp X-Ray in Cuba.
He would be the highest-ranking al-Qaida leader to fall

into U-S custody since the September 11th attacks. [11Tire-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC-55:50]
[GRAPHIC=Tire Fire]


The E-P-A has called in some experts to help with the tire dump fire in Roanoke County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


A contractor will spend the next few days figuring out ways to smother the fire and clean up the site.
Crews are looking into using several gels and foams to control the smoke that continues to cause problems for workers and nearby residents.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:54:39]
[IN Q=In the zone where]

((CARRIE DEITZEL/ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: IN THE ZONE WHERE THE WORKERS ARE THEY ARE USING PROTECTION BECAUSE IN THAT AREA THEY HAVE PICKED UP SOME READING OF TOXIC CONSTITUENTS BUT OFF SITE WHERE THE RESIDENTS ARE IT HAS BEEN A PARTICULAR CONCERN AND THAT'S A PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS, ASTHMA, HEART AND LUNG CONDITIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Carrie Deitzel/EPA]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=heart and lung conditions]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Once the smoke is suppressed, workers will devise a plan to actually put out the fire.
That may include smothering the pile or breaking into it since some of the fire is burning underground.
(------------)



[Rockbridge-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


One person was killed in an accident in Rockbridge County. It happened around 9:30 last night on Route 60. State Police say a vehicle got off Interstate 64 eastbound at exit 50.
When it reached the stop sign , the driver slammed on the brakes. The car then slid into the intersection and struck another vehicle carrying 85 year old Anna Miller Rothfuss of Lexington, causing it to overturn. Rothfuss was ejected from the vehicle. She died at the scene.

[11Fortune-500]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-01 TC-1:59:35]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]

Norfolk Southern is ranked among the top 500- companies in the country.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

The list of the nation's top companies appears in the Fortune magazine that will reach newstands next week. Norfolk Southern is ranked 293rd in the country. The rankings were compiled on the basis of companies' annual revenue figures.
(------------)
[anchor=Kim]
[ss=none]

The list includes 14 other Virginia based companies. By the way-- the top spot on the list goes to Wal-Mart.



[11VMI-Prayer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC-10:06]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A tradition at Virginia Military Institute that was shot down by the courts could could mean the end of prayer at the U-S Naval Academy. Naval Academy officials say they have begun to review the legality of prayers said before lunch.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :19+]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/January; ]

The concern arose after a Virginia judge ruled in January that saying grace before dinner at V-M-I is unconstitutional, citing separation between church and state. The Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the school last May on behalf of two cadets who had complained about the prayers.
(------------)











[11SVU-Expansion]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC-8:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista is learning it needs to grow to meet its goals, but the school is getting an education in expansion. Richard Lesko explains.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00]
[SUPER=01-Curtis Fawson/SVU President; :16]
[SUPER=@Richard2; 1:28]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=RL, N7, Buena Vista.]

(( Southern Virginia University has big plans. It expects to have 520 students attending this fall, a far cry from having fewer than 80 just a few years ago. But the plans don't stop there...
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 5:42]
[INQ=If you were to come...]

((CURTIS FAWSON/SVU PRESIDENT; IF YOU WERE TO COME BACK IN 10 YEARS, WE HOPE TO HAVE ABOUT 2500 STUDENTS. AND THAT'S ABOUT WHERE WE WOULD LIKE TO BE.))
[RUNS= 8]
[OUTQ=would like to be.]

To do that, Southern Virginia would have to construct new dormitories and academic buildings on 150 acres of land the school already owns. Already under construction are soccer and baseball fields on the upper end of the property, but some Buena Vista residents think the school has ideas other than education.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 13:39]
[INQ=I think someone mentioned...]

((CURTIS FAWSON/SVU PRESIDENT; I THINK SOMEONE MENTIONED THE UNIVERSITY IS THINKING OF BUILDING A STRIP MALL. WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT INTERESTED IN THAT, WE'RE INTERESTED IN THE ACADEMIC INTERESTS OF OUR STUDENTS.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUTQ=of our students.]

Southern Virginia is best known as a religious school, but has no official ties to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and does not receive money from the church. Officials want to stress Southern Virginia isn't just for Mormons, and everyone is welcome.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 15:29]
[INQ=Many people in the community...]

((CURTIS FAWSON/SVU PRESIDENT; MANY PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY WONDER ABOUT OUR EMPLOYEES, WHETHER WE EMPLOY EVERYBODY FROM OUTSIDE THE COMMUNITY, AND WE CERTAINLY DON'T. OVER A THIRD OF OUR EMPLOYEES COME FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUTQ=the local community.]

There have been a few questions from Buena Vista residents about the university's expansion plans, but school officials say the city and the school have to share similar goals to make both prosper.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 12:55]
[INQ=If we don't work...]

((CURTIS FAWSON/SVU PRESIDENT; IF WE DON'T WORK TOGETHER, WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL, BUT WE'VE GOT TO BE SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE COMMUNITIES NEED TO GROW, THEY NEED TO DEVELOP. BUT WE NEED TO DO IT IN A WAY THAT WE CAN DO IT WITH THE COMMUNITY.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUTQ=with the community.]

And the city and school will have to reach an understanding for Southern Virginia's dreams for expansion to come true.
Richard Lesko, News 7, Buena Vista.))
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]




[11Solid-Rock]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC-1:15:17]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

[*****ANCHOR TAG*****] Less than a week after the Solid Rock Pentecostal Church in Roanoke came down piece by piece, the faith of its members remains rock solid.
The congregation is currently without a home, but as Justin McLeod discovered church members have faith that will soon change.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of singing]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Terri Crowder/Church Member; :19]
[SUPER=01-Chenita Taylor/Church Member; :41]
[SUPER=@justin1; :58]
[SUPER=01-George Taylor/Pastor; 1:28]
[RUNS=2:01]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF SINGING))
This is a church where the will to worship is alive and well, even as it continues to do so without a permanent home.
[SOT 59:57; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=We're still praising]

((TERRI CROWDER/CHURCH MEMBER: WE'RE STILL PRAISING THE LORD. I MEAN EVEN THOUGH THE BUILDING IS GONE I SAY SOLID ROCK IS STILL STANDING.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=is still standing]

((NAT SOUND OF SERVICE))
Pretty amazing when you consider what this congregation has been through.
Two weeks ago, the city condemend its building after a foundation wall broke, leaving the facade in danger of collapsing.
Last weekend crews came in and demolished the more than fifty year old building.
[SOT 59:11; TAPE 2]
[IN=I had been there]

((CHENITA TAYLOR/CHURCH MEMBER: I HAD BEEN THERE FOR ELEVEN YEARS AND I WAS MARRIED THERE AND A COUPLE OF MORE OF MY SISTERS AND COUSINS WERE MARRIED THERE SO IT.....THE BUILDING MEANT A LOT BUT WE'RE GOING TO STILL KEEP GOING.))
[Runs= 12]
[OUT Q=still keep going]

((NAT SOUND OF SERVICE))
They'll keep going here at Greater Life Ministry Church until further notice.
[SOT 2:41:28; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=It would have cost]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IT WOULD HAVE COST THE CHURCH MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO FIX ITS FACILITY HERE ON CAMPBELL AVENUE, MONEY THE CHURCH DID NOT HAVE. ALSO ADDING TO THE PROBLEM WAS THE FACT THAT THE INSURANCE COMPANY DENIED THE CHURCH'S CLAIM.))
[Runs= 13]
[OUT Q=the church's claim]

((NAT SOUND))
Church leaders have hired lawyers to look into the matter.
But right now the focus is finding a new church building, one that will most likely cost anywhere between fifty and eighty thousand dollars.
[SOT 56:56]
[IN Q=A lot of people are looking out there]

((GEORGE TAYLOR/PASTOR: A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE LOOKING OUT THERE TO ACTUALLY SEE IF WE WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE IT. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY LOOKING TO SEE IF THE CHURCHES CAN PULL TOGETHER AND HELP. WE NEED TO JUST GO AHEAD AND PULL TOGETHER AND LET THE DEVIL KNOW HE IS A LIAR. WE ARE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND PULL TOGETHER AND WE'RE GOING TO GET BACK WHERE WE NEED TO BE.))
[Runs= 15]
[OUT Q=we need to be]

((NAT SOUND OF WOMAN IN ORANGE DANCING))
Where the church is now is evident this Easter Sunday.
As the congregation worked to bring the house down, the message was clear, Solid Rock Pentecostal church has nowhere to go but up.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]


If you would like to help the church find a new home, a fund for donations has been set up at First Union Bank on Melrose Avenue in Roanoke.


[2-1st-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ckor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news this morning, Wal-Mart tops the Fortune 500 list.
But its competitor, K-Mart doesn't have much to celebrate. The company is reporting losses since it filed for bankruptcy. Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]


(( GOOD MORNING THIS MONDAY THE 1ST OF APRIL.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
--------------------------


K-MART CONTINUES TO BLEED CASH... IT'S REPORTING A LOSS OF $753 MILLION IN THE FIVE WEEKS SINCE IT FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY, SALES AT STORES OPEN AT LEAST A YEAR, FELL 10.8 PERCENT FROM A YEAR EARLIER.
KMART IS IN THE PROCESS OF CLOSING 234 STORES AND LAYING OFF 22-THOUSAND PEOPLE.
--------------------------


WE ARE COMING OFF OF A HOLIDAY WEEKEND ON WALL STREET ... TODAY WE GET AUTO SALES, CONSTRUCTION SPENDING DATA AND THE LATEST PURCHASING MANAGERS INDEX NOW CALLED THE "ISM."
HERE'S WHERE WE START THE NEW WEEK.. AND THE NEW BUSINESS QUARTER.
SINCE THE START OF THE YEAR THE DOW MANAGED A GAIN OF JUST UNDER 4% THE NASDAQ IS DOWN 5 1-2% AND THE S P 500 IS OFF A TENTH OF A PERCENT.
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN JAPAN.. THE LATEST BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX IS OUT AND IT SHOWS THINGS ARE UNCHANGED.
DASHING EXPECTATIONS FOR SOME IMPROVEMENT.
--------------------------


WHO IS THE BIGGEST OF THE BIG? WHEN IT COMES TO FORTUNE'S LIST OF AMERICAN COMPANIES?
WAL MART IS THE KING OF THE HILL MOVING UP FROM NUMBER TWO ON LAST YEAR'S LIST. WAL MART TRADED PLACES WITH EXXONMOBIL BASED ON ANNUAL REVENUE.
THE LIST HIT THE WEB THIS MORNING. IT'LL BE ON NEWSSTANDS THE 8TH.. BANKRUPT ENRON MOVED UP TWO NOTCHES TO NUMBER FIVE... . ENRON'S TRADING CONTRACTS STILL COUNT AS "REVENUE.
RANKING 6TH... GENERAL ELECTRIC... FOLLOWED BY CITIGROUP... CHEVRON-TEXACO, IBM AND PHILIP MORRIS.
--------------------------


A-M-C ENTERTAINMENT HAS COMPLETED ITS PURCHASE OF BANKRUPT GENERAL CINEMAS FOR 167 MILLION DOLLARS.
A-M-C GAINS 66 THEATERS WITH 621 SCREENS IN THE U-S.
--------------------------


AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Med-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, nicotine patches and gum could alter the way other drugs work...
And coming soon, a computer chip which can be implanted in your body to provide the answers doctors need to save your life. Jamie Colby has those stories and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Colby/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((NICOTINE PATCHES AND GUM HAVE HELPED MILLIONS OF PEOPLE QUIT SMOKING.

(TAKE VO)


BUT A NEW STUDY SHOWS THESE PRODUCTS AND OTHER PRESCRIPTIONS, OR OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS, MAY NOT MIX. THE STUDY SUGGESTS THAT THE EFFECT AND POTENCY OF DRUGS MAY BE ALTERED IF TAKEN WITH THE PATCH OR GUM. RESEARCHERS ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHICH DRUGS ARE EFFECTED.

(WIPE VO)


THE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS DRUG ARAVA SHOULD BE BANNED. THAT'S ACCORDING TO A CONSUMER WATCHDOG GROUP. ACCORDING TO FDA DATA OBTAINED BY THE GROUP ARAVA HAS BEEN LINKED TO 22 DEATHS IN THE PAST THREE YEARS. 12 OF THE DEATHS APPEAR TO BE DUE TO LIVER DAMAGE FROM THE DRUG.

(WIPE VO)


THIS LITTLE COMPUTER CHIP, ABOUT THE SIZE OF A GRAIN OF RICE, COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE. THE SILICONE VERICHIP IS IMPLANTED UNDER THE SKIN. WHEN SCANNED... A TINY TRANSMITTER RELAYS THE CHIP'S DATA ONTO A SCREEN. INFORMATION LIKE ALLERGIES TO MEDICATIONS, OR A PATIENTS MEDICAL HISTORY. THE VERICHIP IS STILL BEING TESTED, COMPANY OFFICIALS HOPE TO HAVE FDA APPROVAL SOON.

(ON CAM)


THOSE ARE SOME OF TODAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M JAMIE COLBY, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))





[11D'ville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC-1:32:54]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Learning to put out fires just got a little easier in southside.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The city of Danville in partnership with Pittsylvania County recently opened a new state-of-the-art fire training Center.
It will provide useful training to more than a thousand emergency personnel from all over the area.
Firefighters say this is as close you'll get to on the job training.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:41]
[IN Q=Let them feel the]

((B.G. LEWIS/DANVILLE FIRE CHIEF: LET THEM FEEL THE EFFECTS OF THE HEAT, SEE WHAT THE PRODUCTS OF COMBUSTION AND WHAT FLAMES AND FIRE WILL DO IN AN ENCLOSED SPACE BUT IT HAVE WHERE IT'S DONE SAFELY, DONE CONTROLLABLY, AND TO KEEP OUR INSTRUCTORS WHERE THEY CAN SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING, WHERE THEY CAN STOP IT IF ANYTHING GOES WRONG THEY HIT A SWITCH, IT ALL GOES AWAY.))
[SUPER=01-B.G. Lewis/Danville Fire Chief; :13]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=all goes away]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The project was fiananced with money from a state grant as well as city and county funds.
The new center is located in the Riverview Industrial Park next to the Danville Airport.
(------------)



[11Striper-Tagging]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC-5:26]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mtn. Lake]

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is asking for your help in a study designed to help the Smith Mountain Lake fishing community.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :31+]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

The Game Department has been working with the Smith Mountain (STRY-per) Striper Club to track striped bass caught since last fall. Anyone who catches a tagged fish is asked to send the weight, length, and where the fish was caught to an address seen on the tag. The information is worth anywhere from 5 to 50 dollars per fish. The tags are about 3 inches long, and are found on the abdomen of some striped bass. The program is intended to provide biologists with information on catch and harvest rates, movement, and survival of striped bass in Smith Mountain Lake.
(------------)



[11Baptist-Choir]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC-30:19]
[GRAPHIC=none]

An all star cast from many area churches performed yesterday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND FULL OF CHOIR]
[RUNS=:06]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Valley Baptist Association held its first ever Easter concert at the Jefferson Center yesterday afternoon.
What makes it unique is the 130 member choir is made up of churches from all over the Roanoke Valley.
The concert featured traditional and modern hymns as well as gospel music. (------------) The event was free and more than nine hundred people came out for the performance.