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Next on News 7- the promise of a peaceful solution to the problems in Kosovo hits a snag. We'll have a live report.
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and a man accused of committing murder at the Ironto rest stop takes the stand in his own defense.
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More clouds move in tomorrow and by Wednesday evening, showers are on the way. The complete forecast is coming up.

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On Health Check, one of the leading makers of baby food announces a recall.
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And we'll tell you why one group says bottled water is no better for you than what comes out of your tap.
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((THERE HAS NOT BEEN A KNOCKOUT PUNCH. WE KNEW THAT A KNOCKOUT PUNCH WOULD NOT COME QUICKLY.))
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The Pentagon Spokesman describing NATO attacks on Yugoslvaia on this, the 7th day of Operation Allied Force.
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It is midnight in the former Yugoslavia- and no sign of peace.
Todays diplomatic wranging between Russia and Yugoslavai ended without any real movment toward peace.
At the same time the bombing continues now both day and night- and so does the mass exodus of refugees.
Lisa Hughes is following the story and joins us live from Washington with the latest.
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((DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS BY RUSSIAN PRIME MINISTER YEVGENY PRIMAKOV TO END THE AIRSTRIKES HAVE APPARENTLY HIT A FAMILIAR SNAG.
YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC REPEATED HIS DEMAND TODAY FOR THE BOMBING TO STOP BEFORE HE PULLS BACK HIS TROOPS. NATO SEES IT ANOTHER WAY-- INSISTING ON THE SERB TROOP WITHDRAWAL-- FIRST. JAMES RUBIN/STATE DEPT. SPOKESPERSON PROPOSALS FALL FAR SHORT OF WHAT IS NEEDED...
PRESIDENT CLINTON SAID TODAY THAT MILOSEVIC WILL EVENTUALLY PAY A PRICE FOR THE ATROCITIES. WHILE THE POLITICIANS TALK, NATO PUSHES ON WITH PHASE TWO OF ITS CAMPAIGN-- INCREASING ATTENTION ON STAGING AREAS USED BY SERB TROOPS AND MILITARY VEHICLES. AT BORDER CORSSINGS, THE REFUGEE CRISIS IS GROWING BY THE MINUTE. OFFICIALS NOW SAY IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO ACCURATELY COUNT THE THOUSANDS OF ETHNIC ALBANIANS FORCED OUT OF THEIR VILLAGES.))


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A tearful Bud Pritchett told a Montgomery County jury he did not kill anyone at the Ironto rest area two years ago.
Pritchett took the stand today to defend himself against charges he killed Estel Singleton in 1997.
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Teresa Hamilton was in court today and has the latest on the case.
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Officials at Patrick Henry High School are reviewing security in the wake of recent incidents on campus, including fights among students and an assault on a student by outsiders.
But they insist the school is safe.
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On Friday March 19th, 10th grader Jason Lovern was walking to a class when he was stopped and beaten by two young men who are not students there.
Because classrooms are spread out among many buildings, the Patrick Henry campus is difficult to control, but Principal Doris Ennis says the school is reviewing its security.
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((WE ARE GOING TO BE SCRUTINIZING PEOPLE WHO COME ON OUR CAMPUS IN CARS. WE WILL BE ASKING PERHAPS FOR IDS. ANDY STRANGER OR VISITORS THAT COME ON OUR CAMPUS, WE ARE GOING TO BE DEMANDING THAT THEY GO TOTHE OFFICE AND CHECK IN AND FOLLOW THOSE PROCEDURES.))
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Parent Kathy Lovern believes the school should bolster security, perhaps by adding more guards. We'll hear more from her and from Patrick Henry students tonight on News 7 at Six.
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The good economy breathes new life in the Social Security and Medicare sysytems. We'll have that story in a moment.
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and then we'll tell you why local fishermen are going to play a million dollar game of tag at Smith Mountain Lake.
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FBI Agents say a New Mexico couple could be linked to as many as a dozen missing people.
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Today Dozens of agents are searching the couples home and property in Elephant Butte.
Police found a naked woman running from the home over the weekend. The woman says she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted for three days.
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((DARREN WHITE/NEW MEXICO PUBLIC HEALTH INSPECTOR: I CAN TELL YOU I WAS EMOTIONALLY AFFECTED THE CHIEF AND HAD HAD THIS CONVERSATION AND DOUG AS WEELL AFTER WE LEFT THAT BRIEFINIG MY STOMACH TURNED .))
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Police have arrested 59 year old David Parker Ray and 39 year old Cindy Henry.
The FBI now fears this incident may be conncected to others and has widened the case to include Arizona and Texas.

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A healthy economy is boosting the Social Security and Medicare systems.
The Clinton administration says the date at which Medicare's trust fund will likely become insolvent has been moved back seven years to 20-15.
Social Security gets until 20-34. That's an additional two years.
It's the second straight year the strong economy has added time to the retirement programs. Some experts believe the news will take the pressure off of lawmakers who want to make changes in the systems to preserve benefits for future retirees.

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One of two women charged with embezzling the life savings of two elderly sisters has pleaded "not" guilty to the charges.
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57-year old Thelma Mae Barger is named in a 35-count indictment that alleges mail fraud, conspiracy and money laundering.
Prosecutors say Barger and another woman- Dorothy Saunders- bilked two elderly Bedford County women out of more than 280-thousand dollars over a ten-year period.
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((JOHN LICHTENSTEIN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: SHE PLED NOT GUILTY BECAUSE THAT'S THE PROPER STEP TO TAKE TODAY. THIS IS THE INITIATION PHASE OF THE CASE. SHE HAS NOT SEEN ANY OF THE EVIDENCE AGAINST HER, SHE IS INNOCENT AS WE STAND TODAY BECAUSE THE LAW SAYS SHE IS.))
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Saunders did "not" appear for her arraignment today, claiming a multitude of illnesses makes it dangerous for her to travel.
A trial date is set for June 1st.
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A tasty bit of fish bait could make you a millionare in a contest at Smith Mountain Lake.
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And there goes 500-dollars.
It's up to you to catch it and cash in.
A non-profit organization is tagging more than one thousand bass and crappies -- each worth between 25 and a million dollars.
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((WE'VE GOT A 100-GALLON TANK IN OUR PICKUP AND WE'VE ALSO GOT A BOAT THAT HAS A TANK IN IT AND WE'VE LITERALLY BEEN FROM ONE END OF THE LAKE TO THE OTHER PUTTING THESE FISH OUT.))
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The contest runs from April 10th through June -- the million dollar fish will be released at the end of April.
But you only win half the prize money unless you use certain brands of fishing gear.
You can register at lakeside stores.
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If you don't trust the Easter Bunny to deliver the goods this weekend, stay with us, Patrick Evans has a suggestion for you.
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Stumped about what to put in that Easter Basket for your sweetheart?
Do your kids want more than a chocolate bunnies?
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Patrick Evans joins us from Love Baskets with some good ideas on how to make an Easter Basket full of surprises Sunday Morning.
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In Sports today, the Roanoke Express gets a boost just in time for the playoffs,
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but first on Health Check, we'll meet some people who say bottled water is not good for your health.
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One leading manufacturers is recalling some of its baby food. Heinz U-S-A says some six ounce jars of Heinz Three broccoli, carrots and cheese baby food may contain pieces of plastic.
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The recall is only on those jars with the production code of P-3-3-8-8-E-A printed on their lids.
It is not known how many jars are involved, but a company spokeswoman says the number is not significant.
Customers who have six ounce jars of the broccoli, carrots and cheese baby food should return them to the store they bought it from.
For more information you can call Heinz USA at 1-800-782-8408.
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Meanwhile government safety experts say consumers aren't taking product recalls seriously.
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So the Consumer Product Safety Comission says it is launching a new campaign to highlight past recalls.
Despite about 300 recalls announced last year, the comission warns many people still have hazardous products in their homes.
As an example the safety commission says they're afraid many people still have defective play pens in their homes. The play pens were recalled when it was discovered children could be strangled in them.
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has set up a phone number you can call for more information. It is 1-800-638-2772.
Or you can access their web page at C-P-S-C-dot-gov.



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Is bottled water better to drink than tap? Apparently many people think so as its sales amount to billions of dollars a year.
But a new study by an emviromental group says bottled water may actually be harmful.
Andrew Colton reports.
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BUT A BOTTLE OF WATER MAY BE A BOTTLE OF PROBLEMS. IN A FOUR YEAR STUDY OF 103 BRANDS, THE NATIONAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL ROUTINELY FOUND HIGHER LEVELS OF BACTERIA AND CHEMICALS THAN FOUND IN TAP WATER.

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"some brands have spotty quality, and in some cases, we did find contamination that might be of concern."
IN NEW YORK'S CENTRAL PARK, JOGGERS FOUND THE NEWS DIFFICULT TO SWALLOW...

(SOT) 07:59:39 JAIMEE SCHREIBER/Drinks Bottled Water

one day it's something wrong with tap water, another day it's bottled water_ you just can't make yourself crazy!"
BUT IN AT LEAST 14 BRANDS - INCLUDING POLAND SPRINGS - THE COUNCIL SAID THE WATER ISN'T ALWAYS PURE.
STANDUP - 08:04:10 ANDREW COLTON/NEW YORK now the national resource defense council isn't saying don't buy bottled water . . .but its just saying what's in here may be exactly what you're getting here."
AND WHAT YOU GET FROM THE TAP MAY EVEN BE BETTER. MAJOR CITIES TEST THEIR WATER ALMOST DAILY TO ENSURE IT'S TOP QUALITY ... BUT COMPANIES THAT BOTTLE WATER ARE LARGELY UNREGULATED. WHILE SOME DON'T SEEM TO MIND...

(14:00:32) KATE RICE/DRINKS BOTTLED WATER "this I buy because it's

convenient"
THE NRDC WANTS NEW REGULATION, FEARING A LITTLE WATER REALLY COULD HURT SOMEONE ...

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It's a good news, bad news day for the Roanoke Express. Here's Mike Stevens to sort it all out.[S5-Express]


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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Tuesday ticker.
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The Express is tied with Hampton Roads in the Northeast division going into Friday night's game at the Round House. Three days before the game, Roanoke is adjusting to some new faces and a major injury.
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Kris Cantu sat out this afternoon's practice with a separated right shoulder and a concussion that will hopefully sideline him just two weeks.
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The Express added two players to the roster today that scored nearly 80 goals between them in the Ontario Hockey League this past season. Right Winger Chad Spurr practiced with the team today while center Mike Oliveira arrived at the Roanoke regional Airport later this afternoon.
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Last night's NC-Double-A Championship game was one of the best shows in the history of the Tournament.
Duke and the University of Connecticut played in a nail biter right here on Your Hometown Station.
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And the Huskies came out with the bigger bite beating the Blue Devils 77-to-74 for their first ever National Title.

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U-Conn shocked most sports fans by downing a heavily favored Duke team.
The Huskies held player of the year Elton Brand to 15 points and forced the entire Blue Devil team into 41-percent shooting from the field.
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Coming up at six we'll check with NASCAR's Sterling Marlin and Jeremy Mayfield, plus hear from Roman Gabriel who will be at the Roanoke Valley Sports Club tomorrow night.
Have a good night.

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The Virginia Lottery's been trying to get the word out about tonight's Big Game drawing.
If you were anywhere near the Roanoke City Market around lunchtime, you would have had a hard time missing their pitch.
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A woman wearing a colonial costume rode in on a horse and did the honors.
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(("PAULA REVERE"/LOTTERY SPOKESWOMAN: THE BIG GAME IS COMING! HERE YE, HERE YE. GOOD TOWNSPEOPLE OF ROANOKE))
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And the "revolutionary news" is that the jackpot for the multi-state lottery is up to 102-million dollars.
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Busch Gardens and model Fabio almost ended up with egg on their faces today as they introduced the latest roller coaster at the theme park.
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The long hair supermodel suffered a small cut on his nose when a bird hit him in the face as he rode in the front of the new Apollo's Chariot roller coaster.
The park had promoted the event as the Modern Day Adonis versus the Ancient Sun God.
A Busch Gardens spokeswoman says Fabio was treated for a one inch cut on the bridge of his nose.
Witnesses say the bird crashed into the model during the first of nine drops.
There was no word on what happened to the bird.
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