Up next on News 7 at 11...
NATO airstrikes continue, and explosions are reported in the Capital of Kosovo tonight.
A man with a grenade launcher tried to attack the U.S. embassy in Moscow.
And a brush fire had some Hunting Hills residents worried today.
News 7 at 11 is next.
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The NATO strike against Serb forces in Yugoslavia entered its fifth night tonight.
Explosions were reported in the capital of Kosovo.
Meanwhile, some NATO leaders are calling the Serb's treatment of Albanians in Kosovo "genocide."
Maureen Maher is in Italy with the latest tonight.
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((By daybreak Sunday, NATO forces were well into phase two in the air
strikes against Yugoslavia. There was little talk of Saturday's downing
of an American fighter jet over Serbia. The pilot rescued is back at
the Aviano air base.. the focus shifted to the offense on Serbian ground
(clinton) i strongly support.. in the field."
And according to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright the move comes
none too soon as reports of serb atrocities against the Kosovar
Albanians.. continues to increase every day.
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In fact, the mass exodus of ethnic Albanians to neighboring borders is
now close to 20-thousand. Tired hungry and stripped of their homes,
another half million more have been left to wander the war town
Sunday marked the beginning of the Christian holy week, leading to the
Easter holiday. At Palm Sunday services just outside the air base,
parishoners were asked to pray for everyone involved in the Kosovo
crisis and to remember Easter is a time for renewal.))
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The ongoing NATO attack apparently led to an assault on the American Embassy in Russia.
According to witnesses, a gunman got out of a vehicle and tried to open fire with a grenade launcher.
He was stopped by a nearby policeman who started shooting.
A gunfight erupted between police and gunmen in the car, who eventually drove off in a spray of automatic weapons fire.
The suspects abandoned the car a few blocks away.
Nobody was injured.
Fire threatened homes today in Roanoke County.
Flames quickly consumed three or four acres of brush, then nearly engulfed a row of houses in the exclusive Hunting Hills subdivision.
Homeowners tried to douse the flames themselves with garden hoses, as the brush fire headed for occupied dwellings.
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((DAVE BRAMMER/HOMEOWNER:WE HAD TIME TO WORK OURSELVES. BUT WITH THE WINDS AND EVERYTHING, IT JUST BROUGHT IT THROUGH THE HOUSES VERY QUICKLY.))
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Brammer and others said they were hampered in their efforts by a lack of water pressure on the county water system.
County Fire Chief Rick Burch said that's to be expected.
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((RICK BURCH/ROANOKE CO. FIRE CHIEF: WHEN WE HOOK OUR BIGGER HOSES TO THE FIRE HYDRANTS, WE WOULD DRAIN THE PRESSURE AWAY FROM THEM. WE WOULD TAKE THAT PRESSURE FOR OUR UNITS.))
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Volunteers from Cave Spring, Clearbrook, Vinton, Mt Pleasant, Fort Lewis and Read Mountain fire companies were all called- -in addition to Roanoke City and the State Division of Forestry.
In the end only two homes were damaged, though several were threatened.
Two area traffic accidents yesterday took the life of an 11-year old boy and a woman.
The youngster--Orlanda Keith Calloway, the Second--was riding in a car that hit a truck head-on along Route 680 in Henry County.
Police say speed was a factor in the accident.
32-year old Ramona Hall Jenkins of Lynchburg was also killed in a three-car accident in Campbell County last night.
That accident happened at the intersection of Routes 683 and 622 around 7:30.
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Preventing accidents was the goal for state police today.
They put in overtime again THIS Sunday as part of Governor Gilmore's call for stepped up enforcement of traffic laws on I-81.
Troopers saturated the roadway from Winchester to Bristol... nabbing speeders and other violators without warning.
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Beautiful weather attracts the boaters to Smith Mountain Lake--especially some who don't know the rules of the waterway.
But, as Denise Allen explains, help isn't far away.
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To learn the rules of the road many boaters are taking the Virginia State Boating course offered by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Instructors also cover new laws for instance to operate a personal water craft you have to be 14 or older, but this year 14 and 15 year old operators have to have passed a boater education course.
More than 600 students took the course last year and instructors expect to educate more this year.
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Boaters who pass the course get a reduction in their insurance rates.
Denise Allen News 7.))
Still ahead--we'll meet a boy who has a very special companion..
The pup's a kind of guard dog, learning to protect his master's most precious gift..
We'll explain when the news continues.
Seeing a child with a degenerative disease is an image that evokes sadness and maybe even fear in many people.
But, a Roanoke organization is dealing with that reality by putting its best PAW forward.
Keith Humphry explains.
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(( Many a ten- year old longs to have a dog to play with, a companion who'll come when he's called, maybe even fetch some things for him.
It's a dream come true for Evan Sutherland, a fifth grader who's meeting the challenge of Muscular Dystrophy.
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"Stormy," has BEEN in training for about a year.
((I THINK SHE HAS TO TRAIN SOME MORE FIRST, SO SHE DOESN'T, LIKE, GO OFF WITHOUT ME AND STUFF LIKE THAT. Do you have trouble, keeping up with her, or does she have trouble keeping up with you? BOTH, I THINK. Really? UH HUH.))
This is their first weekend together.
A trainer at the St. Francis of Assisi Service Dog Foundation has been teaching Stormy to respond to basic commands.
The purebred Labrador Retriever is still a pup. She won't turn two 'til April.
She still has a lot to learn.
((STORMY, SIT. SIT.
They want "Stormy" to be able to call for help, in case an occasion arises where Evan can't speak for himself.
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We first met Evan and the rest of the Sutherland family a little over a year ago.
He was getting ready to go to the Super Bowl, courtesy of the "Make-a-Wish Foundation."
Back then Evan told us a dog like "Stormy" was the one thing he wanted more than a ticket to the Super Bowl.
((SHE HAS BEEN OUR WISH COME TRUE FOR US. SHE IS NOT JUST A PET. BUT SHE HAS BECOME A PART OF OUR FAMILY.))
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Stormy is NOT a full-fledged "service dog," she's what they call a social dog, not certified to go into restaurants and other public places.
((SHE'S JUST A COMPANION FOR EVAN, AND THAT'S BEEN A BLESSING TO US. SHE GOES WHERE HE GOES. AND EVEN THOUGH HER NAME IS STORMY, WE THINK SHE SHOULD BE NAMED "VELCRO," BECAUSE SHE STICKS RIGHT WITH HIM. AND SHE IS A GOOD FRIEND TO HIM AND HOPEFULLY, SHE'LL SOON BE HIS BEST FRIEND.))
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))
The U.S. military may dominate the battlefields, but on-line, hackers may have the upperhand.
And, are your kids homework lessons a little too advanced?
We'll lead you to some answers in this weeks' Web Watch.
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While they may be making an impressive showing over Kosovo, the U.S. military's key computerized communication systems are seriously vulnerable to a cyber-attack, according to the National Research Council.
The pentagon admits the weakness and says it's working on it, but the Research Council says the problem isn't receiving the same attention as traditional defense systems.
Visit Roanoke College without leaving home.
The school website now has a virtual tour that officials hope will attract prospective students from a wider area.
If your kid's homework gives YOU a headache when you try to help... no sweat... as in NoSweat-dot-com.
The homework-help site is like an on-line encyclopedia, and offers homework assistance from elementary school to college levels.
OK, enough work, here are the FUN sites.
Like BAD movies? Ohthehumanity-dot-com tells you where to find the worst of the worst.
You can post your OWN bad-movie review.
And you TOO can write a hit alternative rock song... with the Alanis Morisette lyrics generator. Type in one thing you hate, Six plural nouns and the name of an ex-boy or girlfriend.
You'll be on the charts in a week.
For links to these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website at WDBJ-7-dot com.))
The search for a new coach for Virginia Tech's men's basketball team led some to suggest..
He's best remembered for leading the Hokies in this memorable championship game in the Big Apple.
More when the news continues.
The basketball offices at Virginia Tech were busy last week with the firing of the men's coach Bobby Hussey.
Ricky Stokes eventually got the job, but the search for a replacement brought back memories of Tech's biggest moment--the 1973 NIT championship.
Mike Stevens relives the final game in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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(( When Allan Bristow's name surfaced as a possible candidate to take over the Tech program last week most Tech fans had flashbacks to 1973 when Bristow and the Hokies invaded New York City for the National Invitational Tournament.
The Hokies won four games in New York by a total of 5 points!
After beating New Mexico, Fairfield and Alabama the team faced Notre Dame in the Finals.
The Irish had a 91-to-87 lead with 50 seconds to play when Tech came up the court looking to cut into the lead.
Bobby Stevens would hit this leaner and draw a foul with 43 seconds to go.
He got the basket, the free throw and the Notre dame lead down to one point.
The Irish hustled the ball across midcourt and when Gary Brokaw picked it up, Harrisonburg native Charlie Thomas fouled him to stop the clock with 18 seconds left in the game.
Irish coach Digger Phelps screamed at his team not to foul.
Then Brokaw went to the line - but the front end of his one and one chance bounces off and Tech brings the ball across midcourt and calls timeout with 12 seconds to go.
Don Devoe then watched him team pull off the impossible. We pick up the call from CBS Sports and Don Criqui.
Criqui called the win the biggest thing to happen to the state of Virginia since Robert E. Lee.
The past October the players and coaches from that '73 team returned to Blacksburg to be honored on the 25th anniversary of that amazing win.
And that's this week's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Mike Stevens.))
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Duke and Purdue would take the court in San Jose to determine the women's national champion.
And Purdue wins the game 62 to 45.
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The two teams had a rough first half.
Duke's Lauren Rice hits this jumper and the Lady Blue Devils would take a 13 to 11 lead.
Purdue's Camille Cooper gets the pass inside and scores but the Lady Boilermakers trailed 22 to 17 at the half.
Duke would maintain that lead 5 minutes into the second half when Michelle VanGorp scores to make it 28 to 23.
But the Lady Boilermakers turn it up Stephanie White McCarty takes it to the hoop and scores to tie it at 28.
And the Lady Boilermakers take it inside again for a 2 point lead and Purdue wins the title game beating Duke 62 to 45.
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Duke and Connecticut will hook up later today to determine the Men's N-C-Double-A basketball championship.
Duke is going after its third title in the 90's and its the first appearance for the Huskies.
But both teams shared the number one ranking throughout the season.
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You can see the title game at nine here on Your Hometown Station.
Indiana continues to dominate Boston under Larry Bird beating the Celtics yesterday afternoon 101 to 93.
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Bird is 6 and 0 against his former team since he became Indiana's head coach.
The Celtics would force a tie in the first quarter. Antooine Walker hits the three to make it 18 to 18.
But the Pacers come right back as Jalen Rose goes in for the jam to make it 43 to 38 Pacers.
Watch this play. Mark Jackson makes the pass from the floor to Chris Mullin who hits the three, Mullin scored 16 points in the third quarter.
The Pacers would ice the win going to Reggie Miller he hits the jumper and Indiana beats Boston 101 to 93.
Bob and David Duval win pro golf tournaments this weekend. More later on Mornin.
The Roanoke Express lost to Richmond this afternoon 4 to 3 in a shootout but the Express still shares the lead in the Northeast Division.
Roanoke returns to the Roundhouse Friday night for a game against Hampton Roads.
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In the National Hockey league today.
Chicago's Tony Amonte scored all three of Chicago's goals as the Blackhawks beat St. Louis 3 tto 1.
And here are all of today's scores.
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And coming up, The Duvals Bob and his son David win pro golf tournaments today Dottie Pepper wins the Dinah Shore ladies tournament.
And Terry Labonte wins the Primestar 500 in his home state of Texas.
Terry Labonte picked up the 21-st win of his career and it came in his home state as he takes the checkered flag in the Primestar 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway.
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The lead would change several times in the first 40 laps of the race. Ward burton led after 37 but after 58 laps Mark martin was the leader of the race and Burton was second.
Then the problems continued for Jeff Gordon at Texas. He apparently blew a tire and hits the wall hard coming out of turn floor and slides down the track into the infield bringing out the caution on lap 69, his second D-N-F of the season.
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After several caution laps there was a new race leader. Terry Labonte passing Martin after 90 of the 334 lap race.
Ward Burton would work his way back to the front and he was the leader at the halfway point of the race.
Then Martin saw his chances at the win slip away he hits the wall coming out of turn number one bringing out the caution.
Terry Labonte passed Dale Jarrett with just over 12 laps to go and he holds on to win the Primestar 500 under caution after Jimmy Spencers crashes with four laps to go.
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Jarrett was second, Bobby Labonte third, Rusty Wallace fourth and Jeremy Mayfield fifth.
Like Father like son on the professional golf tours this past weekend.
Bob Duval did what his son David has been doing for the past year and a half.
He shot a final round 71 for a total of 200, 10 under par in winning the Senior P-G-A Emerald Coast Classic.
It's Bob's first pro victory.
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His son David took it to the wire in The Players Championship yesterday. This shot at the par three 17-th green would land only a few feet from the pin and he would birdie the hole to go to three under par.
Duval would make his par putt on the 18-th hole closing with a 1 over par 73 for a total of 285 and a two stroke win over Scott Gump.
The win will boost Duval to the number one spot in the world golf rankings.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.
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On the Ladies tour, Dottie Pepper put it all together today winning the Dinah shore Classic.
Pepper rallied from 3 storkes down to finish at 19 under par after shooting a 6 under round today. She finished six shots in front of second place Meg Mallon.
It was the first title match between sisters in the open era and when it was over Venus Williams was crowned the winner of the Lipton Championship beating Serena in three sets.
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The two sisters have played before on the Tennis circuit but not in a title match.
Venus dominated the first set and he would win the match making her 3 and 0 against her youner sister.
Venus lost the second set but won the Lipton championship match 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.
It took Venus nearly two hours to beat her sister and claim the title.
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