[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[VO-NAT]

A virus is spreading to computers throughout the country, and its name is Melissa.
Officials are advising caution for answering so- called "important" e-mails.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Russia's prime minister is in Yugoslavia this morning, appealing for peace.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Hope you can join us-- News 7 Mornin is straight ahead.

[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


Russia's Prime Minister has arrived in Belgrade, Yugosoavia.
He says he's going to seek ``an immediate halt'' to the NATO bombing that's been going on for nearly a week.
There's also word that Serbs are using ethnic Albanian refugees as human shields.
A Pentagon spokesman says that's complicating attempts to attack Serb army and police forces involved in atrocities in Kosovo.
Bobbi Harley has more now from Washington.
[Live=Bobbi Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
( ad lib)

[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH****]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATO forces strike]
[SUPER=01-James Rubin/State Department Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=a peace deal]

((NATO FORCES STRIKE NEW SERB TARGETS.. AS THEY RACE TO STOP THE GROWING NUMBER OF ATROCITIES IN KOSOVO.
YUGOSLAV T-V IS REPORTING AIR STRIKES ON AIRPORTS, FACTORIES, AND MILITARY BARRACKS IN AND AROUND SERBIA.
BUT THE PENTAGON SAYS NATO PLANES ARE HAVING A TOUGH TIME GETTING AT TANKS AND POLICE UNITS.. BECAUSE CIVILIANS ARE BEING USED AS HUMAN SHIELDS.
((NAT SOT))


MEANTIME, THE MASS EXODUS OF KOSOVAR ALBANIANS CONTINUES.
NATO OFFICIALS ESTIMATE AS MANY AS 100-THOUSAND REFUGEES HAVE ALREADY POURED INTO NEIGHBORING ALBANIA, MACEDONIA, AND MONTENEGRO-- BRINGING WITH THEM HORROR STORIES OF THE LIFE THEY LEFT BEHIND:
((SOT REFUGEES))


THIS NUN SAYS SERB TROOPS ORDERED EVERYONE IN HER VILLAGE TO LEAVE...
THIS MAN SAYS A NEARBY HOUSE WAS DESTROYED--A CLEAR MESSAGE THAT THEY HAD TO GO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.. ((TRACK))
THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION SAYS PRESIDENT MILOSEVIC'S ACTIONS AMOUNT TO GENOCIDE... AND THAT HE COULD BE TRIED FOR WAR CRIMES:
((SOT: JAMES RUBIN/STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN))

"We do believe ethnic cleansing is going on. We do believe that this is a campaign of forced expulsion."
MEANWHILE, RUSSIA'S PRIME MINISTER IS HOPING THAT WORDS--AND NOT BOMBS--WILL END THE CRISIS IN KOSOVO.
HE'S IN BELGRADE TODAY.. TO TRY TO NEGOTIATE A PEACE DEAL.))
[Live=Bobbi Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
( ad lib)


[E-Melissa-Virus]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-7 48:48]
[GRAPHIC=Internet]


The next time your computer tells you "you've got mail..."
You need to think twice before you double-click.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

["dow 10k/melissa" tape]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Opening an email that says "Important message from..."
And the name of someone you know...
Could infect your computer with a virus called "Melissa."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:30:30]
[IN Q=this actucally]

((ELTON GHEE/NEW CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES: THIS ACTUALLY IS ONE OF THE FEW VIRUSES THAT DOES NOT CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR PC; YOU'RE NOT LOOKING AT LOSING INFORMATION. BUT WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH E-MAIL USERS AROUND THE WORLD IS E-MAIL SYSTEMS ARE BEING BROUGHT TO THEIR KNEES.))
[SUPER=01-Elton Ghee/New Century Technologies;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=KNEES]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Melissa copies e-mail addresses from your personal address book, then sends e-mails to 50 people you know. [from lb stock tape 3 at 44:50]
Businesses like General Electric have been infected, and the virus is backing up their e-mail servers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:31:00]
[IN Q=it doesn't sound bad]

((ELTON GHEE/NEW CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES: IT DOESN'T SOUND BAD, BUT IN THE BUSINESS WORLD, IF YOU'RE TRYING TO SEND OUT AN E-MAIL TODAY, IT MAY NOT GO NOWHERE FOR A WHILE OR IF PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO COMMNICATE WITH YOU, YOU MAY NOT BE RECEIVING E-MAILS.))
[SUPER=01-Elton Ghee/New Century Technologies;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=receiving e-mails]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The best way to avoid getting infected is not to open e-mails that appear to be important messages from your friends.

[E-Thorn-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-10; 30:38]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Invesitgators are trying to figure out what caused the fire that destroyed the Thorn Spring Country Club in Pulaski County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.]


A fire official estimates the damage to the building and contents at more than a million dollars.
The fire was first reported at about 2:30 yesterday morning.
It took six departments more than an hour to bring the flames under control.
No one was hurt.
The Pulaski County sheriff's department is looking into the cause.
(------------)



[Town-Meeting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-13 TC21:58]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mt. Lake]


Smith Mountain Lake residents held their first town meeting last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Some want a retirement home for the lake's large elderly population.
But they're also looking out for the needs of their young folks.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:34:20]
[IN Q=Some facilities]

((SOME FACILITIES LIKE BASEBALL, SOCCER FIELDS, RECREATIONAL FIELDS, BASKETBALL COURTS, THINGS LIKE THAT, PLACES WHERE YOUTH CAN CONGREGATE AND HAVE FUN.))
[SUPER=01-Arthur Strunk/Lake Resident;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=have fun]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Clean water is also a top priority --
A dozen marinas recently changed their leases to FORCE boat owners to seal their tanks, so they can NOT dump sewage into the lake.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:30:52]
[IN Q=Water quality]

((WATER QUALITY IS AS IMPORTANT TO ME AS IT IS TO EVERYBODY IN THIS ROOM. SINCE I PURCHASED THE MARINA LAST YEAR MY PUMPOUT FACILITY IS A NEW FACILITY. IT IS FREE TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO USE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Marc deTournillon/Shoreline Marina;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=to use it]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The next so-called town meeting for lake residents will focus on water quality and be held on May 26th.
(------------)


[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Denise Allen has the highlights from last night's down to the wire NCAA championship game where the Huskies from UCONN beat the Blue Devils from Duke.
Good Morning Denise.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning Everyone]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=later this morning.]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly ad lib toss to Steve/Wx)


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Carter/T. A. P.;]



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[essc87??] [essc87??] [essc87??]

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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: resume))

[Williams]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Jazz legend Joe Williams has died.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Williams was found dead on a Las Vegas street yesterday, after leaving his hospital bed and walking several miles.
He was being treated for respiratory problems.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:32:38]
[IN Q=I see trees.]

((I SEE TREES OF GREEN...RED ROSES, TOO....))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=ROSES, TOO]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Williams used his deep- voice to sing with many other jazz legends, including Lionel Hampton and Coleman Hawkins.

One of Williams' signature songs on the stage was "Alright, Okay, You Win."
He also worked as an actor, playing Bill Cosby's father-in-law during the 19-80s on "The Cosby Show".
Williams was 80.
(------------)


[E-81-Crackdown]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-6 54:24]
[GRAPHIC=Speed Crackdown]


Tougher enforcement of traffic laws on Interstate-81 seems to be paying off.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Two-hundred 90 people were ticketed in the latest crackdown in that part of the highway assigned to the Salem Division of the State Police.
The total number of arrests Sunday from Winchester to Bristol was better than 40-percent below what it was the first time troopers were out in force.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:30:45]
[IN Q=I've noticed]

((I'VE NOTICED THE MOTORING PUBLIC HAS SLOWED DOWN QUITE A BIT.))
[SUPER=01-1st Sgt. Frank Duffy/State Police]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=quite a bit.]
(-------------)


[E-Young]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-5 57:31]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


An un-expected by-product of Sunday's crackdown was the arrest of a suspect in a stolen car.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


Police say Morris Conward Young tried to elude them on the Interstate by weaving in and out of traffic.
When the 32-year old ex-con from West Virginia finally pulled over, he got out of the car and took off on foot from the shoulder of the highway.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:26:25]
[IN Q=I chased him]
[SUPER=01-Andrew O'Connor/State Police]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=where he was.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


It took two hours to catch up with the suspect.'
Trooper O'Connor says it's all in a days work.
"Con" Young was charged with grand larceny, speeding- -74 in a 65 zone, and driving without a valid license.
(------------)
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:36:15]
[IN Q=What was going]

((WHAT WAS GOING ON YESTERDAY? I WAS DRINKING TOO MUCH. YOU WERE DRINKING AND DRIVING, BESIDES SPEEDING IN A STOLEN VEHICLE? I CAN'T ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW, SIR, WITHOUT MY LAWYER PRESENT.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=my lawyer present.]
(-------------)
[V/O-NAT SOT]


Police believe he may have stolen as many as four vehicles before being stopped around four o'clock Sunday... he told police he was on his way to Louisiana to pick up his daughter.
(------------)


[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, anitbiotics may help with infections, but not with heart disease.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( AN EXPERIMENTAL, NEW TEST IS ABLE TO DETECT WHETHER THE DEADLIEST FORM OF SKIN CANCER, MELANOMA, HAS SPREAD TO OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY.
VT=VO

((vo))
CALIFORNIA RESEARCHERS SAY THEY'VE DEVELOPED A BLOOD EXAM THAT LOOKS FOR CERTAIN PROTEINS USUALLY FOUND IN CANCEROUS TUMORS.
SO FAR, THE TEST HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN PRELIMINARY TRIALS.
NEARLY 50-THOUSAND AMERICANS WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH MELANOMA THIS YEAR--BUT THE DISEASE IS HIGHLY CURABLE IF FOUND EARLY.//
VT=VO

((vo))
THE DIABETES DRUG, REZULIN, HAS COME UNDER INTENSE SCRUTINY LATELY... BUT NOW A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS IT MAY HELP TREAT CANCER.
A TEAM OF BOSTON RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT THREE WOMEN WITH A RARE FORM OF CANCER--
THEY FOUND THAT THE GROWTH OF THE PATIENTS'TUMORS SLOWED.. AFTER TAKING REZULIN FOR SEVERAL WEEKS.
LAST WEEK, AN F-D-A ADVISORY PANEL RECOMMENED THAT REZULIN STAY ON THE MARKET.. EVEN THOUGH IT'S BEEN LINKED TO 28 DEATHS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND A NEW STUDY FAILS TO FIND ANY EVIDENCE SHOWING THAT ANTIBIOTICS HELP PREVENT HEART DISEASE.
A GROWING NUMBER OF RESEARCHERS BELIEVE ANTI-BIOTICS MAY WARD OFF HEART ATTACKS... BY FIGHTING COMMON INFECTIONS SUSPECTED OF CAUSING INFLAMMATION IN THE BLOOD VESSELS.
BUT UTAH DOCTORS STUDYING THIS THEORY SAY SO FAR.. THEY'VE SEEN NO REDUCTION IN HEART DISEASE.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Carter/T. A. P.;]



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[essc8702]

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

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Kmc/SPA]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The Prime Minister of Russia is in Yugoslavia, hoping to end the NATO air strikes by convincing Yugoslavia's President to stop attacking ethnic Albanians and agree to a peace plan.
Meanwhile, NATO has expanded its air offensive against Yugoslavia.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The defense begins its case today in the capital murder trial of Livingston "Bud" Pritchett.
Perhaps its biggest point--- Pritchett's statement that he's NEVER been to the Ironto rest area where Estel Sin

gleton was fatally shot two years ago.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


In their first- ever town meeting last night, Smith Mountain Lake residents brainstormed about such additions like a retirement home, medical facilities, and sports fields for children.
The community agrees any future changes on the lake will require a steady flow of tourists and money.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, March 30th.
[ANCHOR=Steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


NATO has expanded its air offensive against Yugoslavia.
American ground-attack jets took off from Italy last night, and the Pentagon says NATO planes have hit some Yugoslav military vehicles.
Meanwhile, Russia's prime minister is in Belgrade this morning, hoping to put an end to the NATO air strikes.
Bobbi Harley has an update.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATO forces strike]
[SUPER=01-James Rubin/State Department Spokesman; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=Harley, CBS News, Washington.]

(( NATO FORCES STRIKE NEW SERB TARGETS.. AS THEY RACE TO STOP THE GROWING NUMBER OF ATROCITIES IN KOSOVO.
YUGOSLAV T-V IS REPORTING AIR STRIKES ON AIRPORTS, FACTORIES, AND MILITARY BARRACKS IN AND AROUND SERBIA.
BUT THE PENTAGON SAYS NATO PLANES ARE HAVING A TOUGH TIME GETTING AT TANKS AND POLICE UNITS.. BECAUSE CIVILIANS ARE BEING USED AS HUMAN SHIELDS.
((NAT SOT))


MEANTIME, THE MASS EXODUS OF KOSOVAR ALBANIANS CONTINUES.
NATO OFFICIALS ESTIMATE AS MANY AS 100-THOUSAND REFUGEES HAVE ALREADY POURED INTO NEIGHBORING ALBANIA, MACEDONIA, AND MONTENEGRO--
BRINGING WITH THEM HORROR STORIES OF THE LIFE THEY LEFT BEHIND:
((SOT REFUGEES))


THIS NUN SAYS SERB TROOPS ORDERED EVERYONE IN HER VILLAGE TO LEAVE...
THIS MAN SAYS A NEARBY HOUSE WAS DESTROYED--A CLEAR MESSAGE THAT THEY HAD TO GO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.. ((TRACK))
THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION SAYS PRESIDENT MILOSEVIC'S ACTIONS AMOUNT TO GENOCIDE... AND THAT HE COULD BE TRIED FOR WAR CRIMES:
((SOT: JAMES RUBIN/STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN))

"We do believe ethnic cleansing is going on. We do believe that this is a campaign of forced expulsion."
MEANWHILE, RUSSIA'S PRIME MINISTER IS HOPING THAT WORDS--AND NOT BOMBS--WILL END THE CRISIS IN KOSOVO.
HE'S IN BELGRADE TODAY.. TO TRY TO NEGOTIATE A PEACE DEAL.))

[E-Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-8; 53:06]
[GRAPHIC=Bud Pritchett ]


The defense begins it's case today in the capital murder trial of Livingston "Bud" Pritchett.
But Pritchett's lawyers have already scored some points.
Eric Earnhart reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Bud Pritchett]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Wright/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney; 11]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Whorley/Witness; 24]
[SUPER=01-Fred Kellerman/Defense Attorney; 37]
[SUPER=01-Neal Turner/Chief Deputy; 57]
[SUPER=@Eric1; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


(("Bud" Prichett says he's NEVER been to the Ironto rest area where Estel Singleton was shot in the head at point blank range two years ago.
[SOT 01:09:09-TAPE 1]
[IN Q=this wasn't an]

((SANDRA WRIGHT THIS WASN'T AN ACCIDENT, THIS WAS WILLFUL, DELIBERATE, AND PREMEDITATED. )) [RUNS :08]
[OUT Q=and premeditated]

[01:22:53]
Prosecutors believe Tammy Whorley saw the killer at the rest area that night, but when she looked across the courtroom at Prichett she said.
[SOT 01:23:06-tape 2]
[IN Q=this man was]

(( TAMMY WHORLEY/WITNESS; THIS MAN WAS A LITTLE, LOOKED LIKE A LITTLE LIGHTER, NOT AS HEAVY )) [RUNS 08]
[OUT Q=not as heavy]


The defense says Prichett FOUND Singleton's credit cards, but didn't steal them, or kill him.
[SOT 01:18:44 tape 1 ]
[IN Q=and bud will tell]

(( AND BUD WILL TELL YOU THAT HE USED THE ATM CARD, BUD WILL TELL YOU THAT HE USED THE CREDIT CARD, BUT BUD WILL CONTINUE TO TELL YOU THAT HE DID NOT TAKE THE LIFE OF ESTEL SINGLETON)) [RUNS 13]
[OUT Q=Estel Singleton]


But what did Pritchett tell police? Deputy Neal Turner testified about a phone call he overheard Pritchett make the night he was questioned.
[SOT 04:11:37-TAPE 4]
[IN Q=he stated that]

(( NEAL TURNER/CHIEF DEPUTY; HE STATED THAT HE WAS AT STATE POLICE HEADQUARTERS CONCERNING THE DEAD MAN AT THE REST AREA, HE STATED THAT "I DIDN'T KILL HIM BUT I JUST TOLD THEM THAT I DID" AND HE STATED THAT WOULD EXPLAIN FURTHER WHEN HE GOT OUT TOMORROW)) [RUNS 17]
[OUT Q=got out tomorrow]

[standup-01:49:21-PRICHETTE STANDUP TAPE]
Prichett will likely be asked to expain that statement if he does take the stand and is cross examined by prosecutors. In Christiansburg, EE, News 7.))

[5-Lilly]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-05 TC19:35]
[GRAPHIC=Ben Lilly]


The carjacking and murder of a Virginia Tech student rocked Blacksburg in 1995.
Now, the alleged killer's appeal is raising tought questions for the American legal system.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


It's about when hearsay evidence should be allowed in American criminal cases.
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 1995; ]


Benjamin Lee Lilly's appeal was heard yesterday 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.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:15:51]
[IN Q=At the trial]

((CHRISTOPHER TUCK/LILLY'S ATTORNEY: AT THE TRIAL LEVEL, WE OBJECTED TO MARK LILLY'S TAPED STATEMENT BEING PLAYED, BECAUSE WE DIDN'T GET THE CHANCE TO CROSS EXAMINE THAT STATEMENT. PEOPLE SAY IT'S JUST A TECHNICALITY-- NO, IT'S OUR CONSTITUTION. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONFRONT YOUR ACCUSERS. NO ONE WANTS TO BE TRIED AND POSSIBLY PUT TO DEATH AND NOT BE ABLE TO CONFRONT THOSE WHO ARE ACCUSING YOU OF DOING THIS ACT.))
[SUPER=01-Christopher Tuck/Lilly's Attorney; ]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=this act.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Several justices today questioned whether Mark Lilly's testimony should have been admitted at all.
Lawyers for the Commonwealth say there was never any evidence that anybody but Ben Lilly committed the slaying.
(------------)


[S-Pughsley]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-1 1:26:45]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Another capital murder trial is underway in Lynchburg, where a teenager faces the death penalty if convicted.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


18-year old Dale Lee Pughsley (PUGS-lee) is charged with the shooting death of 41-year old David W. Robertson last year.
Police call the shooting a drug deal gone bad.
So far, sixteen of the 24 jurors needed have been selected for the jury pool in Pughsley's case.
Opening arguments are expected to get underway today.
(------------)



[S-Melton]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-83 TC1:43:01]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The prosecution has rested in the trial of Denny Melton, the man charged with killing a Halifax County woman last summer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


Melton is accused of the murder of Rhonda Stone at her home in the Alton community last August.
[SUPER=04-August 1998]


Stone, a mother of three, was shot through her kitchen window. Witnesses and neighbors placed Melton in the area at the time of the shooting. And experts say glass in his clothing matched pieces from the window.
The trial is expected to end today.
(------------)


[E-Dow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-78 2:05:20]
[GRAPHIC=Stock Market]


The Dow finally did it.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


After weeks of flirting with 10-thousand, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above that milestone yesterday.
It was fueled by investor confidence and strong company earnings.
But some stockbrokers caution investors:
Crossing the 10-thousand-point barrier doesn't mean the stock market will keep going up.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:37:32]
[IN Q=A lot of people]

((TOM DUNKENBERGER: A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE THINKING THE MARKET GOES HIGHER, THEREFORE THEY'RE GOING TO FUEL MONEY INTO THE MARKET. IF THAT DOES NOT COME TRUE, IF THE EARNINGS ARE NOT THERE TO JUSTIFY THESE HIGH VALUATIONS, THEN THEY MAY BE IN FOR A DISAPPOINTMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Dunkenberger/Wheat First Union;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=DISAPPOINTMENT]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


This was the fourth time the Dow actually crossed the 10-thousand-point mark ...
But the first time it remained that high when the closing bell sounded.
(------------)


[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Carter/T. A. P.;]



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[essc8704] [Steve Live]
[essc8705] [Steve Live]
[essc8706] [Steve Live]
[essc8702]

[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: interviewing))

[Lake-Meeting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#99-11 TC18:29]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mt Lake]


Smith Mountain Lake residents held their first so-called town meeting last night with plans for big change.
Tina Tenret has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=About 100 lake residents]
[SUPER=01-Arthur Strunk/Lake Resident; :13]
[SUPER=01-Marc de Tournillon/Shoreline Marina; :53]
[SUPER=@Tina2; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=N7, Franklin County.]

(( About 100 lake residents attended the first town meeting.
Some would like a retirement home for the lake's large elderly population.
They also want medical facilities and sports fields for children.
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((THERE IS OBVIOUSLY MUCH AVAILABLE IN ROANOKE, LYNCHBURG, BEDFORD AND ROCKY MOUNT BUT WE'RE KIND OF IN THE MIDDLE AND IT'S A GOOD HALF HOUR TRIP TO GET TO ANY OF THOSE PLACES.))
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But this community admits it could not stay afloat without tourists -- or at least their money.
The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says boating season -- not hunting -- is now their busiest.
The Boating Association says with all the controversy over clean water -- a dozen marinas now force boat owners to seal their tanks so they can not dump sewage into the lake.
One marina owner even installed his own free pumpout facility.
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((I'M ENCOURAGING OTHER MARINAS TO DO THE SAME THING. IF WE DON'T CHARGE FOR IT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE BUDGET CONSCIOUS AS FAR AS WHAT IT COSTS TO GET A BOAT PUMPED OUT MAY JUST GO AHEAD AND GET IT DONE A LITTLE MORE FREQUENTLY.))
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The next town meeting will focus on improving water quality at Smith Mountain Lake --
That will be on May 26th.
Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County))

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Boaters at Smith Mountain Lake will face hefty fines if they violate new laws.
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Motorboats can not go above idle speed within 50 feet of docks, boathouses, or people in the water.
Personal watercraft -- or jet skis -- cannot weave through traffic, follow water-skiiers, or turn sharply to spray someone.
Jet-skiiers also must be at least 16 years old, or 14 if they can prove they took a boating safety course.
All rental businesses must provide safety courses -- and even salesmen must pass them.
And from now on, the D-M-V keeps track of people charged with boating drunk.
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Efforts are under way to save a century- old jail building in Amherst from the wrecking ball.
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The 108-year old brick structure stands next to the county's new jail.. it's been vacant for several years.
County supervisors wanted to spend fourteen thousand dollars to demolish the jail, but local preservationists say it can be saved for the same amount of money.
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((RODNEY TAYLOR/"SAVE THE JAIL" ORGANIZER: AT A TIME WHEN COMMUNITIES ALL ACROSS VIRGINIA ARE FIGHTING, AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ARE FIGHTING TO PRESERVE THEIR HISTORIC BUILDINGS, IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE FOR US TO HAVE A GOVERNMENT THAT'S ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE AND TEARING THE BUILDING DOWN.))
[super=01-Rodney Taylor/"Save the Jail" Organizer]
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Taylor is now trying to raise about ten thousand dollars to stabilize the building until it can be renovated.
A public meeting will be held next month to gauge support for the project.
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In sports, Denise Allen takes us to a program where area grapplers are learning to perfect their skills with coaching from some of the best in the area.
Good Morning Denise.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The defense gets its chance today in the murder trial of Bud Pritchett.
He's accused of robbing and murdering Estel Singleton at the Ironto rest area on Interstate 81.
Yesterday, a prosecution witness said she saw the killer, but could not positively identify Pritchett.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Investigators are trying to figure out what caused the blaze that destroyed the Thorn Spring Country Club in Pulaski County.
The fire began early yesterday morning and caused more than a million dollars in damage.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And about a hundred Smith Mountain Lake residents turned out for a town meeting last night.
Issues like tourism, boating and water quality dominated the meeting.
The next get-together is scheduled for May 26 and will focus mainly on water quality.
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