[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Amid round-the-clock NATO air strikes-- a positive reaction from Russia's Prime Minister after peace talks with Yugoslavia's President.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the prosecution has rested in the Bud Pritchett murder trial.
We'll have an update.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Stick around, News 7 at noon is next.

[Kosovo]


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


Russia's Prime Minister is reportedly pleased with the outcome of his talk today with Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic.
A Russian news agency reports the conversation lasted a few hours longer than expected.
But NATO officials say the alliance is still engaging in a round-the-clock offensive against Yugoslavia -- striking at air defenses, military infrastructure and troops.
The stepped-up effort is to diminish Serb attacks on Kosovar Albanians.
Lisa Hughes joins us now with the latest.
[Live=Lisa Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
( ad lib)

[****ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH****]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Neither the White House]
[SUPER=]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesperson;]
[SUPER=01-William Walker/Head of O. S. C. E.;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=planned all along]

((NEITHER THE WHITE HOUSE NOR NATO HAD HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR THE MEETING... RUSISIAN PRIME MINISTER YVEGENY PRIMAKOV URGING MILOSEVIC TO ACCEPT A PEACE DEAL FOR KOSOVO. NATO LEADERS MAINTAIN-- WITHOUT AN AGREEMENT AND THE ACCEPTANCE OF PEACEKEEPING TROOPS-- THE AIR STRIKES-- NOW ROUND-THE-CLOCK WILL CONTINUE.
(NAT: AIR RAID SIRENS)

ALLIED MISSILES ARE NOW HITTING STAGING AREAS USED BY SERB TROOPS AND MILITARY VEHICLES. THESE PICTURES SHOW THE TARGET-- THE STRIKE AND THE EXPLOSION. MILES AWAY, REFUGEES TRYING TO GET OUT OF KOSOVO ARE FINDING BORDER CROSSINGS SO BACKED UP-- A 12-HOUR WAIT IS COMMON. CBS RADIO REPORTER KIMBERLY DOZIER SAW THIS AT THE BORDER WITH MACEDONIA.
SOT:

A TRAIN--4 CARS...IT WAS TURNED BACK BY MACEDONIA...ONE POLICEMAN SAID THEY DIDN'T HAVE PASSPORTS. AND TODAY, NATO IS ACCUSING MILOSEVIC OF PLANNING THIS "ETHNIC CLEANSING" CAMPAIGN LONG IN ADVANCE.
SOT: JAMIE SHEA/NATO SPOKESPERSON

WHEN THE PARIS PEACE TALKS WERE SUSPENDED ON THE 19TH OF MARCH... MILOSEVIC ALREADY HAD 40-THOUSAND ARMY AND SPECIAL POLICE FORCES AND 300-TANKS IN KOSOVO. THOSE FORCES-- NATO SAYS-- CONTINUE THEIR VIOLENCE IN THE FACE OF AIR STRIKES.... BUT NOT AS SOME WOULD SUGGEST -- BECAUSE OF THEM.
SOT: WILLIAM WALKER/HEAD OF OSCE MONITORS

TO POINT THE FINGER AT NATO IS LUDICROUS-- I THINK BELGRADE IS USING THE AIR STRIKES TO DO WHAT IT HAD PLANNED ALL ALONG.))
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[Live=Lisa Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
( ad lib)


[Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#99-8 TC54:42]
[GRAPHIC=Bud Pritchett]


Bud Pritchett says he did not shoot and kill Estel Singleton at the Ironto rest area in April of 1997.
Pritchett took the stand about 30 minutes ago, in hopes of convincing a jury he's not guilty of capital murder.
[Double Boxes=Kimberly and Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton was in the courtroom, and is at the Montgomery County courthouse.
[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[SUPER=05-Christiansburg;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: confess to the crime.)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Humphreys/State Police Special Agent; :19]
[SUPER=01-Bud Pritchett/Defendant;]
[RUNS=:48]
[OUT Q=I did not]



[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Christiansburg;]
( ad lib)



[Double Boxes=Kimberly and Teresa/Microwave]



[I-73]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=vvo]
[TAPE#=99-12 TC23:27]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]


Before finalizing any lines, students are telling engineers where they think Interstate 73 should go.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Using geographic information systems, students in the Global Stems class at William Fleming High School designed their own proposals for I-73.
The databases provided by the Fifth District Planning Commission allowed the students to map out the current proposals and determine which should be used.
The students considered transportation, population, and pollution.
Their conclusion?
The eastern route through Bedford and Botetourt Counties is the best.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 19:48:32]
[IN Q=We chose the;]

((MEAGAN MEADOR/STUDENT: WE CHOSE THE EASTERN OPTION BECAUSE ITS FURTHER AWAY FROM ROANOKE, IT DOESN'T BRING IN MORE TRAFFIC BECAUSE WE FELT THAT WE REALLY DIDN'T NEED IT, AND IT CARRIED TRAFFIC AWAY FROM ROANOKE AND INTO SOME REALLY RURAL AREAS.))
[SUPER=01-Meagan Meador/Student]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=really rural areas.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]

A decision whether or not to construct I-73 has NOT been made.

[Town-Meeting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[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.
(------------)


[E-Boating-Laws]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-9 47:07]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Boaters at Smith Mountain Lake will face hefty fines if they violate new laws.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


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.
(------------)

[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Parents-- you'll want to stay tuned.
Heinz is recalling certain kinds of baby food.
That's the next story on News-7 at Noon.
(--------------)
[VO-NAT ]


And one of the great jazz legends passes on.
(---------------)
[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[Baby-Food]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Product Recall]


Heinz USA is recalling some of its baby food.
The company says some six ounce jars of Heinz broccoli, carrots and cheese baby food may contain pieces of plastic.

(XXXXXXXXX)

[pinnacle board - PRODUCTION NUMBER]
A Heinz spokeswoman says the recall only affects those six ounce jars with the production code of "P 3-3-8-8-E A" printed on their lids.
If the number matches return the baby food to the store where you bought it.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[pinnacle board two - PHONE NUMBER]
Heinz says if you have questions call Heinz USA at 1-800- 782-8408.
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[Missing-Tourists]


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


The mystery surrounding the murders of three sightseers near Yosemite National Park MIGHT be unravelling.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Justice Department sources told C-B-S News the F-B-I has three or possibly four suspects.
They're believed to be connected to the murders of Carole Sund, her daughter Julie, and family friend Silvina Pelosso.
Family members of the victims visited the second crime scene in the case, where Julie Sund's body was found last week.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:22:50]
[IN Q=WE do thank]

((WE DO THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO LOCATE ALL THREE OF THESE WONDERFUL PEOPLE, SO WE WOULDN'T BE FACED WITH THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE UNKNOWING.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=of the unknowing]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Carole Sund's body, and that believed to be Pelosso's were found 40 miles from the park in a burned-out rental car.
Meanwhile, the F-B-I has not OFFICIALLY confirmed that they have any suspects.
(------------)


[Williams]


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


One of the last great big band singers died yesterday...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-May 1994;]


Joe Williams was receiving treatment for a respiratory illness, but checked himself out of the hospital.
Williams was found dead on a Las Vegas street yesterday after leaving his hospital bed and walking several miles.
His trademark deep voice shared the stage with such jazz legends as Count Basie and Lionel Hampton.
(///// 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 was also known for his T-V role as Bill Cosby's father-in-law on "The Cosby Show."
Williams was 80.
(------------)


[E-Amherst-Jail]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-2 1:09:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Efforts are under way to save a century- old jail building in Amherst from the wrecking ball.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:17:05]
[IN Q=At a time]

((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]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=the building down.]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]


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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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Huskies went in to last night's championship game as underdogs, but came out on top.
Patrick will have more on the upset later in sports.
(-----------------)
[VO-NAT ]


And we'll hear about another underdog-- and her legal troubles.
Stay with us.
(-----------------)

[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[E-Melissa-Virus]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-7 48:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Federal agents may have a lead in their "Melissa" virus investigation.
The New York Times reports that a software developer has given the F-B-I evidence that the virus may be the work of someone who wrote a similar program two years ago.
Meantime, Melissa is still clogging e-mail servers and frustrating computer users.
The next time your computer tells you "you've got mail..."
You should to think twice before you double-click.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[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 email addresses from your personal address book, then sends e-mails to 50 people you know.
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.

[Biker-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Can a man and his "best friend" share the joy of a hog?
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA]

"Lady Harley," seen here with her owner Jeremiah Gerbracht, loves riding Gerbracht's Harley Davidson. But Gerbracht faces misdemeanor charges for letting the dog ride on the gas tank. He appeared in court Monday. But a judge has postponed the trial until May 11th. Meanwhile Gerbracht says he will continue to allow "Lady Harley" to ride with him. He says he's hearing impaired and the dog alerts him when emergency vehicles are approaching.
(------------)


[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 52 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


It came down to the wire, but the Duke Blue Devils fell prey to the Huskies from UCONN the highlights in a moment--

(----------------)
[VO-NAT ]


And do you feel like going to a castle to party with lots of women?
The Lady Hokies are having a celebration and you are invited.
Your invitation when we return.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-26 tc]
[GRAPHIC=UCONN 6127]


The Huskies are now the top dogs.
In their first attempt at a national championship the University of Connecticut walked away with the brass ring by beating much favored Blue Devils of Duke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St Petersburg, FL/CBS-NCAA;]


Some Former great Duke Players were on hand to cheer the Blue Devils and it was a close first period.
Duke would look inside as Avery makes the nice feed to player of the year Elton Brand for the score.
U-Conn would go in among the trees as well as Jones lays it in for the Huskies.
As the first half is drawing to a close Trajan Langdon fires off the three and is fouled the four point play helps Duke to a 39-37 half time lead.
This game lived up to its championship billing as the second half was a nail biter as well. The Blue Devils knock the rebound out to Langdon the three pointer makes it a one point game.
[super=33-Connecicut/77/Duke/74;]


But the Huskies didn't fold, as Khalid El-Amin goes right over Elton Brand for the points and UCONN wins its first national title 77 to 74.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=we really]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Moore/UConn; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Calhoun/UConn Head Coach; :10]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=very sprecial tonight]
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[Doherty]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Notre Dame]


Kansas assistant and former former U-N-C player Matt Doherty will take over Notre Dame's Basketball program.
Doherty's appointment will be announced later today.
Doherty played in two final fours while at North Carolina.

[Glenvar B-Ball]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=News-7 Sports]


On the local hardwood, Glenvar's first boys state basketball championship in 24 years has produced a sweep of post season honors.
Highlanders coach Art Lawrence has been named the Associated Press Group A coach of the year for the second time in three years.
Bryan Fasnacht was chosen the Group A player of the year.

[Wrestling]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-28 1:51:26]
[GRAPHIC=Wrestling]


Some local grapplers are learning the tricks of the trade from some of the best coaches in the area.
The Roanoke Valley Wrestling Academy is in it's second season and we caought up with them at a session at Hidden Valley Junior High.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co. ; :00]


The academy runs every Monday night from March to July.
77 wrestlers from grades three to twelve are on hand for the academy. Virginia Tech wrestling coach Keith Mourlam served as last night's guest clinician and is encouraged by Roanoke's efforts to promote wrestling.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="The]
[SUPER=01-Keith Mourlam/Virginia Tech Wrestling Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jan Sessor/Roanoke Valley Wrest. Assoc.; :21]
[RUNS=:37]
[OUT Q=...16 week period"]
(------------)


[NHL]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-32 1:03:43]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]


The New York Rangers scored two third period goals to win the cross-town battle on the hardwater.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/NHL-MSG;]


Wayne Gretzkey put the Rangers on top of the Islanders with his 2852nd career point with 2-oh-7 left in the third period.
[super=31-NY Rangers/3/NY Islanders/1;]


The icing on the cake is this empty net goal by John McLain and the Rangers win all five meetings with the Islanders this season.
This one by a score of three to one.
(------------)



[Hokie-Party]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Virginia Tech is throwing a party for the Lady Hokies and you're invited.
(---------------------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Season;]


The Virginia Tech Women's basketball team will be honored for its 28 and three record, Sweet 16 appearance in the N-C-Double-A Tournament and its Atlantic 10 regular season conference title.
The celebration is begins at six o'clock tomorrow night in the Cassell.
Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson and all the players will be joined by the band and cheerleaders. (------------) The Event is free and open to the public.