Up next on News 7...
In the middle of destruction, Easter Sunrise services were held in Jefferson County, Alabama.
At Natural Bridge, the hundred year sunrise tradition brought out a huge crowd.
And a prison break that started yesterday in Florida, ended today, with one man dead.
News 7 is next.[Sunrise-Service]
One of the largest crowds in recent memory turned out at Natural Bridge for today's sunrise service.
David Johnson was there and has this report.
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[SUPER=01-Joyce Matheny/Washington D.C. Resident; :14]
[SUPER=01-Dave Parker/Marketing Director; :40]
[OUT Q=News 7, Natural Bridge.]
((Easter sunrise services are a tradition at Natural Bridge.
It's been carried on for more than five decades.
People came from miles around to enjoy the scenery and to remember the resurrection of Jesus.
[IN Q=I HAVEN'T BEEN]
((JOYCE MATHENY/WASHINGTON D.C. RESIDENT; I HAVEN'T BEEN TO A SUNRISE SERVICE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. AND NATURAL BRIDGE IS JUST SO BEAUTIFUL AND I THINK IT'S A WONDERFUL PLACE TO HAVE EASTER SUNRISE SERVICES.))
[OUT Q=SUNRISE SERVICE.]
More than 12-hundred made it to this year's event.
Natural Bridge officials say, despite the nip in the air, this was one of the better attended services.
[IN Q=WE FILLED UP]
((DAVE PARKER/MARKETING DIRECTOR; WE FILLED UP BOTH PARKING LOTS AT THE HOTEL AND IN FRONT OF THE LARGE GIFT SHOP. WE HAD CARS THAT WERE LINING ROUTE 130. SO THAT WAS A PRETTY GOOD INDICATION OF NUMBERS THAT WE HADN'T SEEN IN QUITE SOME TIME.))
[OUT Q=SOME TIME.]
Parker says because the bridge is one of the world's seven natural wonders, it seemed natural to have the services there.
He says it's a "good will gesture toward the community" and indicates there may be more to come in the near future.
[IN Q=I THINK WE]
((PARKER; I THINK WE MAY TRY TO TURN THE EASTER SUNRISE SERVICES INTO AN ALL DAY EVENT. MAYBE DO AN EASTER EGG HUNT FOR THE KIDS AND SOME THINGS SURROUNDING THE BRUNCH.))
[OUT Q=THE BRUNCH.]
It has not been determined when those additions will be made
The current traditional services have been going on since 1947.
David Johnson, News 7, Natural Bridge.))[Pope]
Pope John Paul the Second's Easter message included a warning.
The Pope said mankind should not repeat the mistakes of the 20th century, and warned the world was being sown by new "seeds of death".
He also prayed for the Middle East, and said dangerous political decisions are putting peace at risk in Jerusalem.
The Pope, who is 77 years old, and celebrating his 20th Easter as pontiff, appeared to be in good health during the 90 minute service.
A daring prison break, masterminded by the prisoner's mother, ended in Florida today with an innocent bystander dead.
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Yesterday, a tractor-trailer rammed the fence at an Everglades prison. As an accomplice opened fire, 31 year old Jay Seigler escaped into a waiting car.
[IN Q=They got to ]
((DET. RUDY ESPINOSA/MIAMI-DADE POLICE; THEY GOT TO THE FENCE AREA WHERE APPARENTLY IT WAS ALREADY PRE-ARRANGED, WHERE JAY SIEGLER WAS STANDING AND THAT'S WHEN THE ESCAPE TOOK PLACE.))
[SUPER=01-Det. Rudy Espinosa/Miami-Dade Police;]
[OUT Q=took place]
As they switched cars in a shopping mall parking lot, Seigler's mother and two others were arrested, but Seigler and another accomplice escaped.
[SUPER=03-Ft. Lauderdale, FL]
Today they were spotted by police who chased them into Ft. Lauderdale.
They ran a stop sign and slammed into another car, killing a man. Seigler and his accomplice were not seriously hurt, both are now charged with first degree murder.
A second shooting in Lynchburg yesterday leaves one man in stable condition tonight at Lynchburg Regional Hospital.
According to Lynchburg police, Philip Eubanks was shot around twelve o'clock yesterday afternoon near the corner of Grace and Tyree Streets.
Authorities arrested Norman Goode and charged him with malicious wounding.
Goode is being held at the Lynchburg City Jail.
Straight ahead on News 7 --we'll find out what tobacco companies plan to do now that the settlement has fallen through.
And, tornado survivors in Alabama gather for Easter services and to mourn the 33 victims of last week's deadly tornado.
That's coming up when the news continues.
Four days after deadly tornadoes hit Alabama, people gathered to look for new hope in the Easter sunrise.
Lee Cowan has more.
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[SUPER=01-Terry Hill/Pastor; :18]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Early/Survivor; :43]
[SUPER=01-Rick Cooper/Pastor; :51]
[SUPER=01-Diana Carter/Survivor; 1:35]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:48]
[OUT Q=Jefferson County, Alabama.]
"Amazing Grace"/ (Sunrise)
As the sun rose on a chilly Easter Morning, they came in coats and blankets.
The young and the old. Back to a hilltop church that has become a symbol of
survival here in Alabama.
SOT/ TERRY HILL, PASTOR
"WE'RE NOT HERE.. HEALED FROM THAT"
Only a corner of their church withstood winds topping 250 mph. Sixty-nine
people were huddled in that corner Wednesday night. They all survived. Sarah
Early was one of them.
SOT/ SARAH EARLY, SURVIVOR
"THIS IS OUR CHURCH... OUR GOD IS STILL HERE"
SOT/RICK COOPER, PASTOR
"IF THERE HAD BEEN 69 BODIES.. CELEBRATE LIFE. "
There were Easter services in all types of places. From parking lots to
gymnasiums. And if every one there was talk of another tearful miracle.
NATSOT (OPENS STORM DOOR)
"IT KEPT US SAFE. IT KEPT US SAFE."
Like Diana Carter's. Here only a few feet down and under that flimsly door
seven people lay directly beneath the storm. All seven were in church this
morning. No matter where it was.
SOT/ DIANA CARTER, SURVIVOR
"TO GO TO HIS HOUSE.. IT'S JUST AWESOME"
LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS (STANDUP BRIDGE)
The message in churches all across this wrecked county this Easter was simple.
An F-5 tornado may be strong.. faith and family are stronger.
And life must go on... Lee Cowan, CBS News, Jefferson County, AL))[Tobacco]
With the tobacco settlement dead, big tobacco companies say they're ready to fight.
On CBS this morning, a Philip Morris executive said if tobacco companies do go out of business, it shouldn't be because Congress drove them out.
[IN Q=it is not an]
[tc 15:02:17] RAHM EMANUEL/SR. WHITE HOUSE ADVISOR; IT IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE BIG TOBACCO EXECUTIVE GO BANKRUPT, THAT IS NOT WHAT IS INTENDED. IT IS INTENDED TO STOP THEM FROM SELLING AND PROFITING OFF OUR CHILDREN'S PUBLIC HEALTH.
[tc 15:01:18] STEVEN PARRISH/PHILIP MORRIS SR. V.P.; IF THIS BILL PENALIZES TOBACCO COMPANIES BECAUSE INCIDENTS OF YOUTH SMOKING DON'T GO DOWN ENOUGH, WHEN IT'S NOT OUR FAULT, WE'LL CHALLENGE THAT BECAUSE IT'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
[SUPER=01-Rahm Emanuel/Senior White House Advisor;]
[SUPER=01-Steven Parrish/Phillip Morris Senior Vice Pres.;]
[OUT Q=it's unconstitutional]
Senator John McCain says the tobacco industry is crying wolf, and congressional alterations to the deal are only designed to stop teen smoking.
V-DOT has some good news for drivers in Franklin County.
And, a lane closure in Botetourt County could lead to some delays tomorrow.
Here's this week's edition of Road Report.
[IN Q=Those flashing lights]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :21]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]
((Those flashing lights along Brandon Avenue in Roanoke County will be activated tomorrow morning.
V-Dot is not anticipating any delays although some lanes will be closed temporarily in the area, due to construction.
And, some good news for those of you travelling along Route 2-20 in Franklin County.
V-DOT says the warmer weather has helped speed up construction.
They expect crews to wrap up their work in the next few weeks.
Looking elsewhere around the region...
In Botetourt County, a section of Stoney Battery Road will be closed Tuesday from 8 a-m to 5 p-m to replace a bridge there.
And, in Wythe County only one lane is getting by on Southbound I-81 due to repairs to the bridge over Peppers Ferry Road.
And, that's it for this week's edition of Road Report.
I'm Stacey Martin.))[Tease2]
When the news continues we'll go back in time-- to the last winning season of the Salem Avalanche.
And, you had to be a guest at the White House to get this Easter Egg, or know the Bedford County woman who makes it and other Easter artworks.
More when the news continues.
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A Bedford woman has come up with an art form that's put her in high demand at the White House this time of year.
Steve Smallshaw has more now about Susan Loy and her Easter creations.
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[SUPER=01-Susan Loy/Artist; :21]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.]
(( Susan Loy calls it "literary calligraphy".. an art form she developed about twenty years ago.
A favorite quote or text is shaped into a circular form, then surrounded by decorative artwork and design.
Loy says her work mostly lends itself to the description of flowers..
it can take weeks, sometimes months to find exactly the right quotation she's looking for.
[IN Q=When I go]
((SUSAN LOY/ARTIST: WHEN I GO OUT, ALL MY WORK IS LOOKING FOR THESE TEXTS, I ALMOST ALWAYS FIND THEM AND I ALMOST ALWAYS FIND SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT THEM AND THAT'S THE MAGIC OF ART.))
[OUT Q=magic of art.]
Tucked away on this quiet farm near Moneta, Loy works in her upstairs studio, while next door three full- time employees are kept busy matting, framing and shipping her prints around the world.
Her art is beginning to turn some heads.
A year ago, the Virginia Egg Council asked Loy to create the state egg for the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House.
She did so well, they commissioned her to design the program cover for THIS year's event.
Her Easter creation features quotes from several authors including Mark Twain and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Each has a special tie to the Easter holiday, but it was a verse from a Kate Chopin work that especially caught her eye.
[IN Q=She looked]
((SUSAN LOY: "SHE LOOKED WITH PLEASED CURIOSITY TOWARDS THE GROUPS OF MEN AND MAIDENS WHO WERE GAILY MATCHING THEIR EASTER EGGS UNDER THE SHADE OF THE CHINABERRY TREE. MUCH PLEASED, THEN SHE BENT HER PRETTY HEAD OVER THE HAT AND WAS EVIDENTLY PUZZLED TO MAKE A SELECTION AMONG SO MANY THAT WERE SO BEAUTIFUL". AND THAT'S WHAT REALLY MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH IT BECAUSE IT ALSO CONVEYS THE BOUNTY OF AMERICA AND FOR THIS OCCASION IT SEEMED JUST PERFECT.))
[OUT Q=seemed just perfect.]
Loy will be in Washington tomorrow, getting ideas for the POSTER she'll create for the 1999 Easter Egg Roll.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))
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The Salem Avalanche is having a rough start to their season this year.
But, that wasn't the case eleven years ago when the team won top honors.
David Seidel takes us back in time in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
[SUPER=03-Salem/September, 1987; :08]
[SUPER=01-Steve Demeter/Buccaneers Manager; :41]
[SUPER=01-Tony Chance/Buccaneers Player; :58]
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(([Nat hit 02:59]
The last time Salem had a winning season, they were known as the Buccaneers and the year was 1987-- the same year they won the Carolina League championship.
They took on the Kinston Indians in a best of five series to take the title.
The Bucs took the first game 6 to 4 combining powerful hitting and strong pitching from Bill Sampen.
Salem exploded in Game 2 of the series.
Two homers and two picture-perfect hit and run plays gave the Buccaneers the 7 to 1 win.
[IN Q=Things did work]
((STEVE DEMETER/BUCCANEERS MANAGER; THINGS DID WORK PRETTY WELL. YOU CALL THE PLAYS AND IF THE PLAYERS EXECUTE YOU LOOK GOOD AND IF THEY DON'T THEN IT'S THE WRONG PLAY. BUT WE'VE BEEN GOOD AT ALL THOSE THINGS, THE EXECUTION, THIS YEAR.))
[OUT Q=this year]
With the win, Salem had three chances to win one more game.
[IN Q=Going into]
((TONY CHANCE/BUCCANEERS PLAYER; GOING INTO THEIR BALLPARK, IT'S A LITTLE BIGGER THAN OURS. THE BALL'S A LITTLE HARDER TO SEE. WE'RE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO STICK OUR NOSES IN THERE AND GO GET EM.))
[OUT Q=go get em]
Salem took the next game and the title in Kinston, winning 5 to 2 behind the pitching of Mike Walker.
[IN Q=Sweep, Sweep]
((SWEEP, SWEEP, SWEEP.))
The Buccaneers are gone now, but the losing record is still there.
Salem hasn't finished above the 500 mark since the 87 season.
That's Virignia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, News-7.))
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The Winston Salem Warthogs were in Salem yesterday afternoon for game three of a four game set with the Avalanche.
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The Easter bunny handing out easter eggs to the crowd at the Stadium.
The Warthogs led 3 to nothing in the first but Warthog pitcher Joe Farley throws a wild pitch Juan Sosa scores from third to make it 3 to 1 Hogs.
Salem would score in the third but the Warthogs come back as Jason Dellaero sends this pitch over the right field wall for a two run homer to make it 5 to 2 Winston Salem.
The Avalanche asnwered when Mark Hamlin singles
scoring Clint Black to make 5 to 3 and Winston Salem goes on to win it 8 to 3.
Baltimore's Scott Erickson picked up his third straight win yesterda afternoon as the Orioles beat Detroit 6 to 3.
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/FOX SPORTS; :]
The Orioles would get a run back when Rafael Palmeiro sends this shot into the upper deck in right field for a solo homer to make it 3 to 1 Detroit.
The Tigers come back in the fourth Damion Easley gets this pitch high in the air it drifts over the centerfield wall and Detroit led 4 to 1.
But the Orioles took the lead in the fifth Harold
Banes hits this high fly to center Bobby Higginson lets it get over his head two runs score and the Orioles win it 6 to 3.
Ryan Klesko homered and doubled in a run as Atlanta beat Philadelphia 3 to 2.
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/TBS; :00]
A bunny and chicken celebrating Easter at Veterans stadium.
The Braves would take the lead in the fifth. Andres Galarraga hits this line drive to center field scoring Walt Weiss to make it 2 to 1 Atlanta.
Then in the eighth, Klesko gets all of this pitch sending it over the left field wall for a solo homer and the Braves led the Phillies 3 to 1.
Relief pitcher Mark Wohlers works the ninth
striking out Kevin Sefick to end the game Braves win it 3 to 2.
Mark O'Meara is the 1998 Master's Champoin. More later on Mornin'.[S-Scores]
The Marlins activated Bobby Bonilla who was on the 15 day disabled list after undergoing off season surgery.
The Marlins were in Pittsburg taking on the Pirates.
Jermaine Allensworth singled in three runs as the Pirates beat the Marlins extending their losing streak to a record 11 straight.
Now, Here's the rest of the pro scores.
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[SUPER=0092-/Arizona/2/j/San Diego/4////Houston/6//Los Angeles/5/10//;]
Allen Houston's tip in at the buzzer was ruled no good by the officials and Miami holds on to beat New York 82 to 81.
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/NBC SPORTS; :00]
The Easter bunnys in Miami for today's Heat Knicks showdown.
Miami takes it inside to Alonzo Mourning who scores the layup for two of his 22 points in the game.
But New York comes back Houston steps behind the line and hits the three pointer keeping the game close.
Miami's Tim Hardaway, who finished with 21 points
scored the winning basket on the scoop shot and the Heat beats the Knicks 82 to 81.
Clemson head basketball coach Rick Barnes is moving on.
Barnes is the new head coach at Texas replacing
Tom Penders who resigned April second. Barnes posted a 74 and 48 record with three N-C-A-A tournament appearances in four years at Clemson.
And, that's it for sports. Have a great day everybody. [Sports Tease]
And coming up in Sports, Denise Allen will introduce us to a soccer team that has set a goal to win a state championship.
And Mark O'Meara finishes strong to win the Masters Golf Tournament by a shot over Fred Couples and David Duval.
Mark O'Meara won his first major he birdied the final two holes to win the Masters by one shot.
[SUPER=03-Augusta, GA/CBS SPORTS; :00]
Jack Nicklaus gave the crowd something to cheer about as he taps in at 18. Nicklaus shot a final round 68 and he becomes the oldest player ever to finish at 5 under par.
Fred Couples who led through all four rounds double bogeyed 13 but got back in the hunt with an eagle at 15 he would finish at 8 under tied with David Duval.
But O'Meara birdied 17 and hit this 20 footer at 18 shooting 67 and finishing the tournament at 9 under par.
[SUPER=01-Mark O'Meara/Masters Champion; :]
[OUT Q=....chance today.]
Paul Azinger finished at 6 under and defending champion Tiger Woods at 3 under par.[S-Soccer]
[GRAPHIC=Double A Soccer]
The William Byrd Lady Terriers are the defending district and regional champions in soccer.
This is a big accomplishment for any team.
But as Denise Allen reports this program is only four year old.
[IN Q=Four years ago]
[Super=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alyssa Leacock/Wm Byrd Soccer Player; :14]
[SUPER=01-Judy Leacock/Wm Byrd Soccer Mom; :30]
[SUPER=01-Shawn Duff/Wm Byrd Girls Soccer Coach; :57]
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((Four years ago the seniors that lead this Terrier team tried out for the William Byrd Middle School's boys soccer team.
At that time Byrd didn't have a girls team.
Only one of the girls made the cut.
((ALYSSA LEACOCK/WILLIAM BYRD SOCCER PLAYER: I WAS DEVASTATED. I'D BEEN PLAYING SOCCER SINCE THE THIRD GRADE AND I WANTED TO KEEP GOING, WE WE'RE JUST AT A DEAD END AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.))
Parents stepped in and a club team was started.
After two years of meetings with the school board a varsity program was finally approved.
Boosters foot most of the bill.
[IN Q=we wrote]
((JUDY LEACOCK/WILLIAM BYRD SOCCER MOM: WE WROTE A CHECK FOR UNIFORMS AND THEN WE HAD TO PAY FOR ALL OUR FIELD USAGE. WE PAID FOR THE LIGHTS AND WE HAD TO PAY $100 FOR THE REFS.))
[OUT Q=dedicated parents]
The county pays for the coach. Shawn Duff worked with Byrd's very successful boys team. And is Byrd's first ever girls varsity coach.
He says he's changed his coaching style since taking over the girls team.
[IN Q=tone it down]
((SHAWN DUFF/WILLIAM BYRD GIRLS SOCCER COACH: TONE IT DOWN A LITTLE BIT, THEN GIVE SOME OPTIONS. KEEPING THEM FOCUSED, INTENSE AND READY TO PLAY THE BEST GAME THEY'VE EVER PLAYED EACH TIME THEY STEP ON THE FIELD.))
[OUT Q=on the field]
His techniques seem to be working, since the girls are currently defending their district and regional titles.
Duff says this team has heart and he trust them to respond to challenges.
He says he never doubted the girls would bounce back after a recent 4-2 loss to Northside.
[IN Q=went into Blacksburg]
((WENT INTO BLACKSBURG AND BEAT THEM FOUR-OH. THE GIRLS TOTALLY RESPONDED. THEY TURNED IT AROUND AND I KNEW THEY WOULD DO THAT.))
[OUT Q=would do that]
[IN Q=THIS IS THE]
((THIS IS THE CORP GROUP THAT STARTED IT ALL. THE FIRST CUT THE FIRST TEARS AND ALL THE HARD WORK. THIS IS THE YEAR THEY GRADUATE.))
[OUT Q=YEAR THEY'RE GRADUATING]
The seniors say they're feel good about accomplishing something many girls will be able to enjoy in the future--a great girls soccer program.
Denise Allen News 7.))
We leave you tonight with a look at the latest addition to the Natural Bridge Zoo.
The bear cub's name is Iris.
She's a 9-week old Asiatic Bear--one of only a few born in the United States this year.
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[IN Q="There's not many...]
((DEBBIE BARREDA: THERE'S NOT MANY IN THE WILD AND WE'RE TRYING TO DO ALL WE CAN HERE IN THE U.S. RAISING AS MANY BEAR CUBS AS WE CAN TO INCREASE THE POPULATION.))
[OUT Q=to increase population.]
Iris had three brothers and sisters which were sold to other zoos and breeders across the country.
Barreda said the zoo plans to buy another male cub and mate Iris in about three years.
You can meet Iris at the zoo only on the weekends for now.
And that's going to do it for News-7 at Eleven. Good night.
She'll be on permanent display in about a month.