[Kosovo]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=KMC]
[TAPE#=Take Newspath Live]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


NATO is apparently turning up the heat on Yugoslavia on this third day of attacks.
Belgrade television is reporting that NATO aircraft are bombing targets in the area of the Yugoslav capital.
And an independent radio station in the capital also reports that a city official says that suburban targets have been hit.
President Clinton, meanwhile, met with his security team again this morning.
Aides say he's ``determined'' to see the attacks through.
Bobbi Harley joins us now from Washington with an update.
[Live=Bobbi Full/ Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[Roll from Newspath]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-David Wilby/NATO;]
[SUPER=03-Moscow;]
[Super=01-Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington]
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AT LEAST SOME NATO BOMBS ARE HITTING THEIR MARK. NATO SAYS THESE PICTURES ARE FROM THE GUN CAMERA OF A BRITISH BOMBER AS IT DROPPED BOMBS ON KOSOVO.
AFTER TWO DAYS OF BOMBING, NATO OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE SERIOUSLY DAMAGED YUGOSLAVIA'S AIR DEFENSE AND CONTROL ASSETS.

(SOT, AIR COMMODORE DAVID WILBY, NATO "YOU CAN EXPECT US TO MAINTAIN A

CAREFUL AND SYSTEMATIC CAMPAIGN TO DISRUPT THE YUGOSLAV AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM.")

(LOCATOR: MOSCOW)



(NATS, PROTEST)


THAT PROMISE IS OF LITTLE CONSOLATION TO THE GROWING NUMBER OF THOSE OPPOSED TO THE NATO ACTION.
IN NEIGHBORING MACEDONIA U.S. MARINES HAVE BEEFED UP SECURITY AT THE AMERICAN EMBASSY AFTER PROTESTORS TRIED TO STORM THE BUILDING ON THURSDAY.
IN WASHINGTON OFFICIALS ARE GIVING INCREASED ATTENTION TO WORLDWIDE UNREST. IN AN ADDRESS TO THE SERBIAN PEOPLE, PRESIDENT CLINTON BLAMED PRESIDENT MILOSEVIC FOR MAKING THE ACTION NECESSARY.

(SOT, CLINTON, "RIGHT NOW HE'S FORCING YOR SONS TO KEEP FIGHTING A

SENSELESS CONFLICT THAT YOU DID NOT ASK FOR AND COULD HAVE PREVENTED.")

(SOT, JAMIE SHEA, NATO SPOKESMAN)



(HARLEY STANDUP CLOSE)





[Live=Bobbi full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[5-Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=599-5 18:03]
[GRAPHIC=Pritchett]


Jury selection for the trial of Livingston "Bud" Pritchett is still underway this afternoon.
So far Nine jurors have been selected.
Opening arguments won't start until this afternoon at the earliest.
Pritchett stands accused of murder at the Ironto rest stop.
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[SOT 9:21:01]
[IN Q=WHAT SAY YOU]

((JUDGE: WHAT SAY YOU? GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY? BUD PRTICHETT: NOT GUILTY.))
[SUPER=01-Livingston Pritchett/Murder Defendant]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=NOT GUILTY]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


Pritchett is charged with murdering 57-year-old Estel Singelton Senior last year.
The trial was delayed twice -- once because of a dispute over evidence...
And once when Pritchett tried to dump his court-appointed lawyers.
He ultimately stuck with those lawyers.
Yesterday, they and the prosecution began interviewing the jury pool.
It was a slow-moving process, with each potential juror answering a series of questions about the death penalty.
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[Execution]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fisher Executed]


6 more executions are scheduled in the Commonwealth until May 12-th. The fourth of 1999 was carried out last night, David Lee Fisher was exeucted.
In 1983, he hired someone to kill an 18-year-old friend in Bedford County.

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[VO-NAT]


His final words were filled with anger
[SUPER=03-Bedford/November 1987;]

towards his co-defendant-- the actual triggerman in the murder.
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[SOT 1:19:36]
[IN Q=Bobby Brice Mulligan]
[SUPER=01-Larry Traylor/Virginia Dept. of Corrections; ]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=an innocent man.]
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[VO-NAT]


Fisher's lawyers told the supreme court he had ineffectual legal counsel and told the governor a juror was influenced by her husband.
Fisher lost his appeals and was pronounced dead just after nine.
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[Kevorkian]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Kervorkian]


As his murder trial enters its second day of deliberations, Doctor Jack Kevorkian has decided to step down as his own attorney.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI;]


Before the trial resumed, Kevorkian told the judge that he wanted to turn his defense back over to his lawyers.
Kevorkian is charged with first- degree murder and delivery of a controlled substance.
The charges are stemming from last September's death of Thomas Youk, who was suffering from Lou Gehrig's Disease.
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[Tunnel-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire officials are now saying as many as 40 people may have been killed in the fire that broke out in the Mont Blanc tunnel between France and Italy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mont Blanc, France;]


Officials say rescuers have found at least 30 charred vehicles in the seven- mile tunnel.
The tunnel has been closed since the fire mysteriously began aboard a food truck, and then spread to the other vehicles.
Authorities say the intense heat in the tunnel caused paint on the trucks to blister and tires to explode.
Thick smoke from the blaze also hindered rescue efforts.
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[Downtown-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-9 43:19]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Fire caused a spectacle and traffic hassles in downtown Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A blaze broke out at C and P Outfitters on Jefferson Street around 7-30 last night.
Authorities had to shut off part of the road to battle the stubborn fire that was contained inside the building.
No one was injured.
Investigators are still looking for clues as to what may have sparked the blaze.
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[School-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=99-2 1:03:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities were looking for drugs
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[SUPER=03-Blairs;]


in some western and southside Virginia schools yesterday.
A random drug search turned up nothing at Blairs Middle School and one Halifax County school.
Authorities are carrying out the searches as a deterrent.
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[anchor=Kimberly]
[graphic=None]


At Halifax County High School, the results weren't so promising.
Authorities there found marijuana on three students.

[Missing-Tourists]


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


An autopsy will determine whether the body found yesterday near Yosemite National Park is that of the third missing sightseer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sonora, CA;]


A woman's body was discovered in the woods-- about two hours away from where Carole Sund's remains were found in a burned- out rental car last week.
Officials are still awaiting D-N-A test results to determine whether the other victim found in the car is Sund's daughter Julie or their travelling companion, Silvina Pelloso.
After the latest body was discovered, F-B-I agents questioned this man.
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[SOT 10:35:04]
[IN Q=I just seen]

((RAY KLEIN/QUESTIONED BY THE F.B.I.: I JUST SEEN THE CAR BROKE DOWN ALONGSIDE THE ROAD'S ALL. THAT'S IT. THAT'S ALL I'VE SEEN.))
[SUPER=01-Ray Klein/Questioned by the F.B.I.;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=all I've seen]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, authorities are only saying they believe the woman found was a homicide victim.
They're planning a news conference later today.
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[Food-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-7]
[GRAPHIC=Food Tax]



Governor Jim Gilmore has signed into law a bill that cuts the state food tax.
The reduction will be phased in over the next four years and ultimately will save shoppers about two dollars on a hundred dollar grocery bill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


But an amendment to that bill has some local revenue commissioners worried.
The measure eliminates the local meals tax on fountain drinks and cold prepared foods you buy in a convenience or grocery store.
That figures to cost Lynchburg about 130- thousand dollars a year.
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[SOT 16:56:38]
[IN Q=I think any]

((MITCH NUCKOLS/LYNCHBURG COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: IT THINK ANY TIME YOU'RE LOOKING AT AN ELECTION YEAR YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WHAT GETS APPROVED AND WHAT DOESN'T AND AFTER THE ELECTION YEAR IS OVER, I THINK WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO COME UP WITH MORE SUITABLE LEGISLATION NEXT YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Mitch Nuckols/Lynchburg Comm. of Revenue; :00]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=legislation next year.]
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[VO-NAT]


The amendment is not scheduled to take effect until July of 2000.
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[Speedway]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-10 TC36:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The reopening of the Natural Bridge Speedway has sparked some protests from local Residents.
The problem is the noise. But, owner Roger Willetts who bought the speedway in 1992 says he's spent one and a half million dollars making improvements.
Stacey Martin has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Beginning this Saturday]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carol Kosup/Speedway Opponent; :22]
[SUPER=01-Roger Willetts/Owner; :54]
[SUPER=01-Joe Hedrick/Speedway Opponent; 1:07]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=MArtin, News7.]

((Beginning this Saturday the spectators, the drag racing and yes-- the noise..
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12.57.55 - 12.28.02 - TAPE #1]
[IN Q=(cars going down race track)]
((nat sot))

[RUNS07]
[OUT Q=(cars off in distance)]


will return to the Natural Bridge Speedway.
But, if some nearby residents have their way these sights and SOUNDS will fade into a memory.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19.09.11 - 19.09.22]
[IN Q=It has really]

((CAROL KOSUP: IT HAS REALLY BEEN EAR-SPLITTING ON SOME EVENINGS. IT HAS BEEN LOUD ENOUGH SO IF I TRY AND TALK ON THE TELEPHONE OVER HERE, I HAVE TROUBLE HEARING.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=have trouble hearing.]


The Natural Bridge Concerned Citizens complained to the county's Board of Supervisors hoping to get more restrictions against the races and reduce the noise.
But, supervisors only agreed to prevent races from lasting late into the evening and required race cars to have specialized mufflers.
The owner says he's willing to cooperate, but doesn't believe the restrictions will ultimately lead to a compromize.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16.19.51 - 16.19.59 tape #2]
[IN Q=This group is really]

((ROGER WILLETTS/OWNER: THIS GROUP IS REALLY NOT INTERESTED IN COMPROMIZE. THEY'RE REALLY NOT INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH THE SPEEDWAY. THEY WANT THE TRACK CLOSED.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=they want the track closed.]


Now both sides agree the matter should be settled in court.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19.00.22 - 19.00.39 tape #2]
[IN Q=They are taking]

((JOE HEDRICK: THEY ARE TAKING AWAY OUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FIFTH AMENDMENT TO ENJOY OUR PROPERTY AND WE FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT THIS IS THAT TYPE OF CASE. AND, IF WE CAN RAISE THE MONEY WE WILL TAKE THIS TO COURT.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=take this to court.]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Willetts now has]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:WILLETTS NOW HAS A FIVE YEAR PERMIT TO OPERATE THE TRACK GIVEN THE RESTRICTIONS. AND, GROUP MEMBERS SAY THEY PLAN TO MONITOR THE FACILITY AND REPORT ANY VIOLATIONS.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]))



[Ripken]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-39 tc 29:31]
[GRAPHIC=Orioles]


Former Orioles manager Cal Ripken Senior died yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Ripken had been battling lung cancer since being diagnosed with the disease last October.
The elder Ripken had a 36-year association with the Orioles as a minor-league player, scout, coach and mananger.
During that time he became the first person to manage two sons--Cal Junior and Billy--at the same time.
Cal Ripken senior was 63.
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[Express]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-32]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Hampton Roads]


The Roanoke Express continues to bulk up on defense.
Just in time for tonight's game at Hampton Roads, the Express has added six-one, two-hundred pound defenseman Drew Felder. Felder comes to Roanoke by way of the Mississauga Ice Dogs of the Ontario Hockey League, where he racked up 149 penalty minutes in just 36 games.
The Express enters tonight's game tied for first place in the Northeast Division.
Steve Mason reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Peron/Express Center; :20]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 10; :32]
[SUPER=01-Scott Gordon/Express Coach; :48]
[SUPER=01-Duane Harmer/Express Defenseman; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=...round house rap up"]
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((MIKE PERON:))
((Thanks to his tirade back in January, The Express will face a Hampton Roads team without coach John Brophy, still serving a suspension. Admiral Jeff Corbett, who blind sided Jeremy Schaeffer on that January night, is also suspended. But vying for the divisional crown is enough motivation. ((:)) Despite Roanoke's recent slide, Express sources said Thursday's practice was one of the best of the season. Defender Doug Searle has recovered from the flu, stopper Travis Smith's knee is nearing 100 percent and veteran Duane Harmer has returned, the final piece in a now solid defensive puzzle. ((:))
Roanoke's final meeting with the Admirals is April second at the Round House Steve Mason, Round House Wrap up.))

[Scouts]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-36 (31:12)]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


The N-F-L is in town this week, as some former Hokies get their chance to make the grade.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :]


Scouts from the new Cleveland Browns, New England, Pittsburgh, San Diego and the Buffalo Bills took notes inside Rector field house as players went through running, agility and passing drills.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I think...]
[SUPER=01-Al Clark/Former Va. Tech Quarterback; :]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=....toward my future."]
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[VO-NAT]


With the future on the line, the workout before the scouts is very important.
Many players are not afforded this type of opportuinty, and the Hokies were thankful for the private workout in their own back yard.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="When you...]
[SUPER=01- Loren Johnson/Former Va. Tech Defensive Back; :]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...of their ability."]
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[talent=Patrick]
[graphic=nfl]


The NFL draft is scheduled for April 17th and 18th.



[Metro]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-29]
[GRAPHIC=NIT LOGO]


High schools best shooters were honored last night at the thirty-first annual Kiwanis basketball banquet at Roanoke College.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The Kiwanis clubs of Salem and Botetourt co-sponsor these awards each year. They named William Byrd's Stephanie Parnell, who is Stetson-bound, and Glenvar's Brian Fasnacht, players of the year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Parnell/Metro Player of the Year;:00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Fasnacht/Metro Player of the Year; :15]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...OUT ON TOP."]
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[VO NAT CON'T]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk;]


Two very successful coaches-- Art Lawrence from Glenvar, and Salem high school's Charlie Morgan-- both brought state titles back to the valley this season. They share coach of the year honors.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="IT'S...]
[SUPER=01-Art Lawrence/Metro Co-Coach of the Year;:00]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Morgan/Metro Co-Coach of the Year;22]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=....THOSE GUYS TOO."]
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[VO NAT]
Roy Flynn was named the area's basketball referee of the year, and Roanoke Valley Christian-- which remained unbeaten throughout the regular season and the V-I-C tournament-- was given the annual sportsmanship award.
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[Clemson]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-43]
[GRAPHIC=NIT]


With the N-I-T crown on the line at the Garden, the Clemson Tigers were unable to hold off a last-second charge by the ferocious Golden Bear.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN; :00]


With Clemson up 60-to-58 and just seconds left on the clock, Cal misses the shot for the win.
But after a mad scramble, Geno Carlisle picks up the ball, drives to the hoop and scores to tie it up.
The foul on the play sent Carlisle to the line. He makes the shot, and Cal had a 61-to-60 lead.
Clemson gets a decent shot at the win, but Terrell McIntyre misses
[super=33-California/61/Clemson/60;]

completely. Cal wins it's first postseason title in 40 years.
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[Extra]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=Extra]
[GRAPHIC=College hoops]


A popular Sony playstation game is predicting the winners in this weekend's final four.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-989 Sports;00]


The makers of 989 sports simulated the UConn-Ohio State game and the Huskies emerged with a 72-to-65 win.
In the othe semi-final, Duke prevailed over Michigan State with a ten point win.
As for the title game, 989 sports says it's Duke by 9. (------------) You can watch the real games Saturday beginning at 5-30 right here on your hometown station.