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Coming up on News 7 at 5, refugees flee Serbia amid reports of the mass murders of ethnic Albanians.
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and testimony begins in the case of the man accused of murder at the Ironto rest stop.
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Skies were slow to clear today but things should be a bit warmer tomorrow. Details ahead.

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And in sports news,
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Mike Stevens heads down to the Martinsville Speedway to see who is trying to get an early jump on the competition.
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It is Day Six of Operation Allied Force- as NATO strikes on the former Yugoslavia continue.
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Reports tonight that thousands of Ethnic Albanians are running for their lives- crossing the border into Albania.
The State Department says there are sings Serbs are conducting mass killings of Ethnic Albanians.
A State Department spokesman says the Serbs are taking criminal action on a maximum scale.
Lisa Hughes has the latest from Washington.
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((THE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING ... THE LOOKS OF DESPAIR -- SOBERING. FOR THOUSANDS OF ETHNIC ALBANIANS-- NATO'S GOOD INTENTIONS ARE FOR NOW.... POSSIBLY ADDING EVEN MORE CHAOS TO THEIR CRUMBLING LIVES.
JAMIE SHEA/NATO SPOKESPERSON ALMOST 60-THOUSAND KOSOVO REFUGEES ARE NOW IN ALBANIA, THAT'S ALMOST DOUBLE THE NUMBER A FEW DAYS AGO.
U-S OFFICIALS THOUGH SAY THEY DON'T BELIEVE THE NATO ACTION IS INFLAMING THE REFUGEE CRISIS. INSTEAD-- THEY'RE CONFIDENT THE AIRSTRIKES ARE MAKING AN IMPACT ON THE FORCES OF PRESIDENT MILOSEVIC.
JAMES RUBIN/PENTAGON SPOKESPERSON THE DIFFERENCE NOW IS THAT THEY ARE BING CONDUCTED AND HE IS PAYING A HEAVY PRICE.
OVERNIGHT, NATO SAYS 6-SERB TARGETS WERE HIT BY ALLIED AIRCRAFT-- INCLUDING A POLICE STATION IN PRISTINA. WARPLANES ARE NOW ALSO -- SEEKING OUT SERB GROUND TROOPS WHO ARE ATTACKING VILLAGES. HERE AT HOME, A DIFFERENT KIND OF PROTEST... -- IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ALLIED FORCE. ABOUT 3-THOUSAND PEOPLE RALLIED OUTSIDE THE UNITED NATIONS-- CALLING FOR NATO TO SEND IN GROUND TROOPS TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE OF KOSOVO. PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS REPEATEDLY SAID HE HAS NO INTENTION OF DOING THAT.))

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Testimony is underway in the Ironto Rest Area Murder Trial.
Livingston Bud Pritchett is facing a capital murder charge for allegedly robbing and killing 57 year old Estel Singleton in April of 1997.
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Eric Earnhart is at the Montgomery County Courthouse with the latest.
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A deadly explosion at a fireworks plant in Michigan- the second one there in just the past four months.
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Four people are dead and one person is critically injured.
The factory belongs to the Independence Professional fireworks Company-
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It was just this past Decmeber that an explosion killed seven workers at the factory.
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((SHERIFF STANELY BURCHARDT/HILLSDALE COUNTY: DEFINITELY THERE'S CONCERN. FOR SOME RELATIVES FROM THE PREVIOUS THERE'S A LOT OF CONCERN THEY HAD TO RELIVE THIS THING OVER AGAIN.)) [bUTT TO 15:05:00] ((WHAT I SAW WAS A BUNCH OF GREY SMOKE. I THOUGHT IT WAS A CLOUD COVER AT FIRST THEN I COULD SEE BLACK SMOKE. I TOUGHT OH WELL HERE THEY GO AGAIN.))
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Independence Professional Fireworks is one of the country's largest makers of fireworks shells.
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Wall Street celebrates as the DOW finally closes above the ten thousand level. We'll have that after this break.
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But first, the U-S Supreme Court hears an appeal from a man convicted of the 1995 murder of a Virginia Tech student.
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It's NOT just about how a Montgomery County man will pay for the murder of a Virginia Tech student in 1995.
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It's also about when hearsay evidence should be allowed in American criminal cases.
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Benjamin Lee Lilly's appeal was heard today before the U-S Supreme Court.
Lilly was convicted in 1996 of the carjacking and murder of Virginia Tech student Alex DeFilippis -- partly on the taped testimony from Ben's brother Mark.
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Several of of the justices today questioned whether Mark Lilly's testimony should have been admitted at all.
They'll rule by June.
Ben Lilly faces execution without a reversal from the high court.
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Some Lynchburg programs that are having a positive impact on the lives of inner city residents got some financial recognition today.
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Eight programs received anywhere from 15-hundred to 25-hundred dollars in grants from the Weed and Seed foundation.

Many of the programs that received funding target young people in Lynchburg's College Hill and Tinbridge Hill neighborhoods.
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((DIERDRE GLOVER/WEED & SEED COMMUNITY ORGANIZER: THEY DID A SURVEY IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND A LOT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS FELT LIKE THE YOUTH WAS WHERE THEY NEEDED TO FOCUS THEIR ATTENTION, AND SO WE'RE RESPONDING TO THAT AND WE'RE UNDERSTANDING WHAT THEY'RE SAYING, SO THAT'S WHY WE DECIDED A LOT OF YOUTH PUSH AND GIVING THEM SUPPORT IS WHERE WE SHOULD BE.))
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Weed and Seed is a federal and state initiative that targets housing, joblessness and poverty problems in inner city neighborhoods.
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Today was the day stock brokers have been waiting for.
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The DOW JONES Industrial Average closed above the 10-thousand mark for the first time.
The market surged over 184 points to close just over ten thousand and six points.
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With Easter coming up, many people want to give a cute and cuddly pet, but there's somethings they need to know before they buy that bunny rabbit. Patrick Evans is going to fill us in.
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Easter is only days away, and often in addition to the chocolate bunnies so common Easter morning, some real LIVE bunnies are given as gifts.
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If you're planning on making that kind of committment, Patrick Evans has some tips on caring for any pet bunnies who might hop their way into your heart.
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In Sports today, Jeremy Mayfield doesn't have time to celebrate a strong showing in Texas. He's too busy getting ready for Martinsville. Mike Stevens will have more.
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and we'll meet a group of Danville Bowlers who refuses to let their visual impairments keep them from rolling along.
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(( IT'S EXCITEMENT, IT'S EXERCISE. IF I MISS A PIN IT MAKES ME WANT TO GO OUT AND KNOCK DOWN MORE.))
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In the case of medical emergency, getting much needed information into the hands of doctors can make a difference between life and death.
Medic Alert bracelets help, but they provide just a minimial amount of information.
Now a Flordia company is trying something new.
It says it's viewer pendant has a lot more.
Dr. Deanna Lites has the story.
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Few people would argue that bowling takes coordination and skill, but for one Danville group, it presents a special challenge. Steve Pardon introduces us to an enthusiastic group that doesn't let ANYTHING get in the way of their game.
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((Until a few years ago Ricky White had never seen the inside of a bowling alley...he still hasn't, he's blind. ((32:10.25- (Ricky White/Danville Area Blind Bowlers) Everybody calls me the...achievement a blind person can get. 32:17.17 (7))) He and several other visualy impared people make up the Danville Area Blind Bowlers Association. The group meets every Tuesday at Country Club Lanes II. Not all of them are completely blind. Joyce Thomas uses the partial sight she has in one eye to tell the other bowlers where their ball went. ((15:15:58.00- (Joyce Thomas/Danville Area Blind Bowlers) With them I can...me feel good. 15:16:06.25 (8))) With the exception of the railing they use to locate their position on the lane they're aren't any signs that this exuberent gang has a handicap.
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(31:27.07- (Ellen Wilson/Danville Area Blind Bowlers) You just have to concentrate...just like anybody else (11)))

Even when the stikes and spares don't come, this group doesn't get discouraged. Like all true athletes it just makes them work harder. ((31:19.00(Ellen Wilson/Danville Area Blind Bowlers) It's just like if I miss a pin...back and knock down more 31:23.05 (5))) Steve Pardon, News 7.) [TAKE PINNACLE PAGE] If your interested in helping out or learning more about the Blind Bowlers you can call Danville Recreation at (804) 799-5199.

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The Winston Cup circuit won't be rolling into Martinsville until the middle of next month, but teams are already preparing for the April 18th event at track.
Here's Mike Stevens with more.
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It should not come as a suprise to anyone that Orlando, Florida is the world's number one tourist destination.
Last year Disneyworld pulled in 40 million visitors. But now Universal Studios is opening a new three billion dollar theme park that it hopes will give the Mouse a run for YOUR money. Jose Diaz Balart has more.
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