[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A spectacular prison break out in South Florida ends with a fatal car crash.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And two Mega mergers are expected to be announced today that will make banking history.

[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib weather)

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[Shooting-L'burg]


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Another weekend shooting in Lynchburg has left one man in stable condition this morning at Lynchburg Regional Hospital.
According to Lynchburg police, Philip Eubanks was shot around twelve o'clock Saturday afternoon near the corner of Grace and Tyree Streets.
Authorities have charged Norman Goode with malicious wounding in connection with the incident.
Meanwhile another man who was shot in Lynchburg Saturday afternoon remains in critical condition.
Jesse Alvin Gray was shot in the chest on Pinehurst Street.
Police have not made an arrest in Gray's shooting.

[FLORIDA-CHASE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=eea]
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In Florida, a daring prison break, masterminded by the prisoner's mother, ended with the death of an innocent bystander.
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[VO-NAT]
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Saturday 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.
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[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.))
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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]


Yesterday 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 facing murder charges.
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[Late-Term-Abortion]


[ANCHOR=mel]
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[WRITER=chr]
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Governor Gilmore is scheduled to sign a bill today that that would ban a type of late-term abortion in Virginia.
But the American Civil Liberties Union says it will challenge the ban in court.
The A-C-L-U contends that the law is so vague it would require doctors to consult a lawyer when they attempt to perform abortions.
Nineteen states have similar laws -- but courts have blocked enforcement in ten states, and the laws in others are under attack.

[MINNESOTA-WAREHOUSE]



[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco under fire]
A warehouse in Minnesota containing millions of pages of tobacco company documents that the industry

wanted to keep secret opens to the public today.
The depository was set up after Minnesota officials filed suit

against the tobacco companies.
The defendants agreed to open the depository when they were trying to persuade Congress to accept a national settlement of lawsuits filed by 40 states against the tobacco industry.
The collapse of the settlement last week did not affect a court order that the warehouse be opened.

[E-Sunrise-Services]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-30]
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The White House lawn will be filled with children today in an Easter tradition that dates back to 18-79.
It's the big Easter Egg roll hosted by the President and First Lady.
Another Easter tradition brought believers to Natural Bridge Yesterday.
The temperatures were chilly but that couldn't keep the masses away from the Sunrise Service.
David Johnson has more.
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((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.))
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((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.)) [RUNS:11]
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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.
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((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.)) [RUNS:13]
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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.
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((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.)) [RUNS:14]
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((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.))[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, the Salem Avalanche faced off with the Warthogs of Winston-Salem in game 3 of a 4-game set last night.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[On Desk]
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(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]

[COMM][BANK-MERGER]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Two major bank mergers are expected today, including one that would create the first coast-to-coast bank.
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[4:00:00]
The Wall Street Journal reports that Charlotte based NationsBank and BankAmerica headquartered in San Francisco, will merge in a deal valued at around 60 billion dollars.
The merged bank will have assets of $570 billion, creating the nation's biggest bank.
In a second merger, the New York Times reports Banc One Corporation will buy First Chicago NBD in a deal worth 30 billion to create the nation's fifth largest bank.
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[Common-Sense]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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At least one economist thinks the Asian economic crisis is good for the United States.
Scott Goldberg has more in this week's Common Sense.
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If you follow financial news at all, you've heard about the Asian Crisis.
And you've probably heard predictions that tough times in will soon slow down the American economy.
First Union economist David Orr sees it another way.
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[DAVID ORR TAPE]
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((DAVID ORR/FIRST UNION ECONOMIST: THE IMPACT OF ASIA SO FAR HAS BEEN THAT GASOLINE PRICES HAVE DECLINED ABOUT 20 CENTS A GALLON AND MORTGAGE RATES HAVE COME DOWN ABOUT A PERCENTAGE POINT. SO INSTEAD OF HAVING A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE US ECONOMY, IT'S ACTUALLY HAD AN AMAZING POSITIVE IMPACT. I MEAN WHEN YOU GO AROUND AND TALK TO THE AVERAGE PERSON, AND YOU TELL THEM GAS IS UNDER A BUCK A GALLON AND THE MORTGAGE RATE IS UNDER 7 PERCENT, THAT'S GOOD TIMES. THAT'S NOT BAD TIMES.)) [RUNS:26]
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((Orr said a very small sector of the American economy might take a hit.
But for the most part, he said our economy is so strong, it's carrying the rest of the world on its shoulders.
That's this week's Common Sense.

I'm Scott Goldberg.))[2-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, pitcher Scott Erickson leads the Baltimore Orioles past Detroit 6-3 on the diamond.
For the rest of yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[Two-Steve]


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[On Desk]
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[Steve Live]

(I'll call for board)
[ESS#8700]



[Double Boxes=SPA & KMC]
(Toss to Kimberly)


[2-Shooting-L'burg]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A second weekend shooting in Lynchburg has left one man in stable condition this morning at Lynchburg Regional Hospital.
According to Lynchburg police, Philip Eubanks was shot around twelve o'clock Saturday afternoon near the corner of Grace and Tyree Streets.
Authorities arrested Norman Goode and charged him with malicious wounding.
Meanwhile an arrest has not been made in the shooting of Jesse Alvin Gray.
Gray was shot in the chest Saturday afternoon on Pinehurst Street.

[2-FLORIDA-CHASE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORIN']
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In Florida, a prison breakout that was made for the big screen ends with the death of an innocent man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dade County, FL;]


Jay Sigler escaped from a
maximum-security prison when his ex-prison mate came plowing through four security fences with a semi-truck. (/////SOT/

////)
[SOT 15:31:14]
[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.))
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[VO-NAT]


When Sigler ran out of the prison a a car was waiting for him behind the semi, his mother was in the driver's seat.


She was arrested when they later switched cars, But Seigler and his accomplice escaped again.
[SUPER=03-Ft. Lauderdale, FL]


The two were finally caught yesterday following a high speed chase and crash in Ft. Lauderdale.
The crash killed an innocent motorist.
Seigler and his accomplice now face murder charges.
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[2-BANK-MERGER]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
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One of the biggest bank players in Virginia will make banking history today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:00:00]
The Wall Street Journal reports that NationsBank and BankAmerica will merge in a deal valued between 50 and 60 billion dollars.
The merged bank will have assets of $570 billion, creating the nation's biggest bank.
In a second merger, the New York Times reports Banc One Corporation will buy First Chicago N-B-D in a deal worth 30 billion to create the nation's fifth largest bank.
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[2-Late-Term-Abortion]


[ANCHOR=mel]
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[WRITER=chr]
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A public ceremony is scheduled today for Governor Gilmore's signing of a bill that that would ban a type of late-term abortion in Virginia.
The American Civil Liberties Union has said it will go to court to challenge the ban of what are usually called partial-birth abortions.
The A-C-L-U contends that the law is so vague it would require doctors to consult a lawyer when they attempt to perform abortions.
Nineteen states have similar laws -- but courts have blocked enforcement in ten states, and the laws in others are under attack.

[RIVER-RESCUE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
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15 people found themselves trapped by rising waters yesterday near Phoenix.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ;]

[4:01:39]
The group of 10 adults and five children was out picnicing when the road they were on was cut off at both ends by the water.
The families drove around two roadblocks before getting trapped.
Helicopters had to be used to bring the stranded to safety.
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[NORTHERN-Ireland]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
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Officials say President Clinton could play a big role in keeping the Northern Ireland peace pact alive.
The American chairman of the peace talks says he hopes Mr. Clinton will visit the region before next month's historic referendum.
Meantime, Irish American's are reacting to Friday's peace agreement with cautious optimism.
Jeffrey Kofman reports.
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[4:10:22]
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Niall O'Dowd/Publisher, Irish Voice; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Kofman/Reporting; 1:18 ]
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(( ASSORTED SHOTS OF THINGS IRISH - WOODLAWN,, N.Y.
There are streets in this country that are just as irish as the streets of Belfast. Almost one in five Americans - 44 million people are of Irish decent. the news from northern ireland matters in place like this.
MOS BITE WE RE GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE HOW IT WORKS OUT, BUT EVERYBODY S VERY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT IT AND HOPEFUL AND THAT THIS WILL FINALLY BRING SOMETHING GOOD FOR EVERYBODY. ARCHIVE FOOTAGE FROM N. IRELAND: VIOLENCE ETC.
It is easy to see why the optimism is tempered... after generations of festering conflict between Catholics who want to unite with Irish Republic and Protestants loyal to England.
RESTAURANT VIZ.
Which is why at Irish gathering places like Gilly s and Jenny s Diner there is real skepticism about a lasting peace.
MOS BITE - SEAN O MALLY I DON T THINK THERE LL BE PEACE IN ALL OF IRELAND. I DON T THINK THERE LL BE PEACE. THE LOYALISTS ARE... THE LOYALISTS ARE... THEY HATE US AND WE HATE THEM. THAT S THE WAY IT IS. CHICAGO TRINKET SHOP
But that s not the way all Irish greet this latest news. There is hope, especially among the older generation who are weary of all the bloodshed and crave peace.
BITE - MAUREEN O LOONY I ALWAYS KEPT SAYING TO MYSELF I WANT TO SEE IT BEFORE I DIE AND PLEASE GOD I M GOING TO SEE IT BEFORE I DIE AND I WILL DIE VERY HAPPY. IRISH VOICE EDITOR IN OFFICE.
Niall ( NEIL ) O Dowd publishes the weekly Irish Voice, the largest Irish newspaper in the United States. For him there is something divine about the timing of Friday s peace deal.
BITE - NIALL O DOWD - EDITOR, IRISH VOICE 12.04.33 THIS IS THE FIRST TIME ON GOOD FRIDAY THERE HAS BEEN A RESURRECTION AND I THINK THAT S REALLY WHAT HAPPENED. THERE S A RESURRECTION OF HOPE.

ST. PAT S CATHEDRAL NATSOT -MUSIC


On this Easter Sunday Irish on both sides of the Atlantic are praying for peace, unity and a nation reborn. JK CBS NEWS NEW YORK.))

[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
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To sports now, Mark O'Meara takes the Masters and veteran golfer Jack Nicklaus makes history.
Roy Stanley has the details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[Steve Live]
(I'll call for board)
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[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
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To medical news now, a possible big breakthrough in the battle against cancer.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((ONCAM=RICK


RESEARCHERS SAY THEY'VE UNCOVERED A KEY TO DEFEATING A BIG OBSTACLE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER.
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A REPORT PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY REVEALS WHAT RESEARCHERS BELIEVE IS THE REASON WHY SOME CANCER CELLS ARE RESISTANT TO CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS.
THE ARTICLE DOCUMENTS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A DRUG RESISTANT CELL AND ITS NUMBER OF VAULTS... BARREL-SHAPED PROTIEN PARTICLES THAT FERRRY CELL COMPONENTS FROM ONE PART OF CELL TO ANOTHER.

RESEARCHERS SAY =CELL VAULTS= ARE ONE OF THE =PUMPS= THAT CANCER CELLS USE TO

ELIMINATE CANCER-FIGHTING DRUGS. A CELL WITH MORE VAULTS IS MORE DRUG
RESISTANT AND ABLE TO =PUMP OUT= CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS BEFORE THEY HAVE TIME TO

TAKE EFFECT.
IN OTHER MEDICAL NEWS,
DIABETICS WHO SUFFER FROM PARALYZED STOMACHS, AS A RESULT OF THEIR DISEASE, MAY BE HELPED BY THE USE OF AN ELECTRONIC PACEMAKER.
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MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND DIABETICS IN THE U-SS ARE AFFLICTED BY STOMACH PARALYSIS. THE AILMENT PREVENTS A PERSON FROM DIGESTING SOLID FOOD.
RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND THAT BY USING A PACEMAKER, ELECTRICAL IMPULSES RESTORE MOVEMENT TO THE STOMACH AND REGULATE THE DIGESTIVE PROCESS. UNTIL THIS DISCOVERY, DIABETICS WITH STOMACH PARALYSIS HAVE BEEN FORCED TO LIVE ON A LIQUID DIET.
RESEARCHERS WILL IMPLANT STOMACH PACEMAKERS IN SEVERAL DOZEN PATIENTS BEFORE SEEKING APPROVAL TO MAKE THE DEVICES AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS... I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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[COMM #6]


[UN-World-Court]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
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Justice Department lawyers are expected to provide answers today on a treaty question raised by the Supreme Court.
Hanging in the balance is the life of Paraguayan Angel Breard.
Breard is scheduled to die tomorrow night at the Greensville Correctional Center.
But his lawyers want a stay.
They contend that Virginia authorities failed to tell Breard when he was arrested that he had a right to contact Paraguayan embassy officials. The United Nations' World Court has told the U-S government to stop the execution while it considers Breard's case.
He was convicted of the 1992 attempted rape and murder of an Arlington woman.

[TOBACCO]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
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[WRITER=mel]
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The Clinton Administration and members of congress say they'll pass anti-tobacco legislation by the end of this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:30:01 ]
Yesterday, Senator John McCain defended efforts to move ahead on legislation without the tobacco industry's support saying cigarette makers no longer have veto power.
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((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN R-AZ/FROM "FACE THE NATION" "WE HAVE TO KEEP OUR EFFORTS DEVOTED TO OUR PRIMARY GOAL AND THAT IS THAT 3000 KIDS START SMOKING EVERY DAY..A THOUSAND OF THEM WILL DIE EARLY AS A RESULT OF TOBACCO RELATED ILLNESS." ))
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[VO-NAT]


Tobacco industry leaders say they'll fight through lobbying and the courts.
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[Mental-Health]


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State officials are trying to shore up public confidence in Virginia's troubled mental health system.
One patient died in restraints at Central State Hospital in Petersburg in June 1996, and two died at Western State Hospital in Staunton in the past two years.
The Justice Department has been looking into problems in Virginia's mental health system since 1990.
State Health and Human Resources Secretary Claude Allen has vowed to give more independence to agencies responsible for protecting patient rights.

[Traditional-Easter]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#98-30]
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The White House Lawn will be filled with children today as they try to roll 72-hundred hard boiled eggs.
The president and first lady will host today's egg roll, an Easter Monday tradition since 1879.
And in southwest Virginia an Easter tradition continued at Natural Bridge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge;]


Despite cool temperature more than 12-hundred attended yesterday's Sunrise Service.
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((J.T. BURNETTE/BEDFORD RESIDENT; THIS MAKES OUR THIRD TIME. WE CAME 37 YEARS AGO BEFORE WE GOT MARRIED. WE DECIDED TO COME BACK THIS MORNING. WE JUST ENJOY COMING. IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE.))
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Yesterday's crowd was one of the largest in recent times.
The event usually lasts about an hour or so.
But Natural Bridge officials indicate it may be extended.
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((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.))
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Parker didn't say when the additional events would take place.
The present tradition has beenm conducted for the past 52 years and includes spiritual music, prayer and a nationally-known guest speaker.

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In sports, the Salem Avalanche puts up a good fight but falls to the Warthogs of Winston Salem with a final score of 3-8.
For the rest yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
2 separate shootings in Lynchburg over the weekend have left two men in the hospital.
Norman Goode has been arrested in connection with the Saturday shooting of Phillip Eubanks.
And no arrest has been made in Saturday's shooting of Jesse Alvin Gray.
Gray is currently listed in critical condition.
**And in Richmond, Governor Gilmore is scheduled to sign a bill today banning a type of late term abortion in Virginia.
The A-C-L-U says it will challenge the bill in court.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And people around the world celebrated Easter yesterday...
At Natural Bridge, more than 12-hundred gathered for Sunrise Services despite cool temperatures.
[2 shot=Mel/SPA]
(Steve ad lib weather and bye)
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