[Pritchett]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Pritchett]


A jury in Montgomery County has sentenced Bud Pritchett to life in prison for murder. That decision came within the hour at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
[Double Boxes=Kimberly and Joe D./Microwave]


and Joe Dashiell is there with the reaction
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[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Montgomery Co.;]
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[SUPER=01-Martia Pritchett/Defendent's Sister;]
[SUPER=01-Estel Singelton, Jr./Victim's Son;]
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[Live=Joe Full/Microwave]
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[Double Boxes=Kimberly and joe D. /Microwave]



[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


Yugoslavia's official news agency says evidence is being gathered for a criminal proceeding against the three captured American soldiers.
The men have been out of sight since their capture on Wednesday.
NATO continues to demand their release.
Lee Cowan has the latest from Washington.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Unlike yesterday when]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=Cowan, CBS News, Washington]

(( UNLIKE YESTERDAY WHEN THE THREE AMERICAN SOLDIERS WERE PARADED IN FRONT OF SERBIAN TELEVISION CAMERAS - TODAY, NOTHING BUT SILENCE. BUT--THE YUGOSLAV GOVERNMENT SAYS IT HAS ALREADY BEGUN ITS PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION - AND CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE THREE WOULD SOON BE UNDERWAY.
(( NAT CLINTON ))
IT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAD WARNED YUGOSLAVIA NOT TO DO_.ARGUING IT WAS AGAINST INTERNATIONAL LAW -- ONE US OFFICIAL GOING SO FAR AS TO CALL A TRIAL "RIDICULOUS."
(( NAT REFUGEES ))
BUT AS AMERICANS FOCUS ON THE WELFARE OF THE THREE - THE WELFARE OF TENS OF THOUSANDS HAS OVERWHELMED EVERYONE ELSE. IN MACEDONIA, A LINE OF REFUGEES SOME 10 MILES LONG IS WAITING
IN A FIELD --- WAITING FOR FOOD, CLOTHES AND SHELTER THAT SIMPLY AREN'T
THERE ---ALL WAITING FOR THE TEARS TO STOP.


SOME 30 THOUSAND WERE FORCED OUT OF KOSOVO'S CAPITOL JUST IN
THE LAST 24 HOURS --- NATO NOW SAYING A THIRD OF KOSOVO'S ETHNIC

ALBANIAN POPULATION HAS BEEN DISPLACED. MOST ARE WOMEN AND CHILDREN-FORCING AN UGLY AND NAGGING QUESTION.

(( SUPER: JAMIE SHEA//NATO SPOKESMAN )) (( SOT AT 8:14:ISH ))


(( NAT STEALTH ))
NATO CONTINUED TO BEEF UP ITS ATTACKS - THE U-S ANNOUNCED PLANS TO DEPLOY AN ADDITIONAL 13 STEALTH FIGHTERS THIS WEEKEND TO THE REGION - BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF US AIRCRAFT INVOLVED IN THE OPERATION TO 220.
(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS )) ))

[Cable-Car]


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


The jury has begun deliberating in the sentencing hearing for Marine navigator Captain Joseph Schweitzer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Camp Lejeune, NC;]


Schweitzer says he made a mistake when he threw away the videotape he shot, before his jet cut an Italian ski cable, killing 20 people.
But he STILL says the videotape didn't have anything to do with the accident.
Schweitzer pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, in connection with last year's incident.
Yesterday, the jury heard from several character witnesses.
His parents say Schweitzer is coping with feelings of regret.
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[SOT 4:12:55]
[IN Q=JOe has said]

((PATRICIA SCHWEITZER/SCHWEITZER'S MOTHER: JOE HAS SAID TO ME MANY, MANY TIMES. HE SAID, "MOM, I WISH IT WAS ME INSTEAD OF THOSE 20 PEOPLE." THIS LAYS VERY HEAVY, VERY HEAVY ON HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Patricia Schweitzer/Schweitzer's Mother;]
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[OUT Q=heavy on him]
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[VO-NAT]


Schweitzer could receive up to 10 years in prison.
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[Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Armed Robbery]


Authorities in Henry County are looking for a man who tried to rob a bank.
The suspect went into a Crestar branch on Route 220 south of Martinsville yesterday with a handgun and demanded money.
He used the gun to pound on a bulletproof glass shield at the teller counter, but the shield held and helped foil the robbery.
Police are looking for a brown or burgundy Honda Civic the would-be robber may have been driving.
Nobody was hurt.

[Mellisa-Virus]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Internet]


You might not have to police your E-mails for much longer...
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[vo-nat 99-7 48:48]
Authorities say there's been an arrest in New Jersey-- of a man accused of starting the "Melissa" computer virus.


David Smith was arrested last night at his brother's home.
Smith is accused of spreading the virus that disrupted e-mail around the world.
The New Jersey attorney general has scheduled an afternoon news conference to talk about the details.
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[Farrakhan]


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


Quoting an un-named source at Howard University Hospital, "The Washington Post" reports Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is in "very bad shape"
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-File;]


Farrakhan has been receiving treatment for prostate cancer at the Washington hospital.
But Farrakhan's chief of staff says treatment of the 65- year- old has been successful, and that his prognosis is excellent.
Nation of Islam officials are said to be very concerned over Farrakhan's health.

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


Good Friday is being marked across the globe-- with everything from scheduled business closings to religious demonstrations and re-enactments.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Pedro Cutud/Philippines;]


At least 10 people were nailed to wooden crosses today in the Philippines, as a re-inactment of the crucifixion.


It's an annual event in the village, drawing crowds of tourists from all over the world-- with mixed reactions.


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[SOT 3:27:16 ]
[IN Q=I don't understand]

((BARRY MCDONALD/CANADIAN TOURIST: I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT MYSELF. I'M NOT SURE IF IT'S BECAUSE OF FAITH, MACHISMO, OR MAYE A LITTLE BIT OF EGO, OR WHAT. IT'S DIFFICULT FOR ME TO UNDERSTAND.))
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel;]


Meanwhile, thousands of the faithful marked the holiday in a procession, retracing the final steps of Jesus through the alleys of Jerusalem's Old City.
A group from California, dressed in full costume, re-enacted his last walk.
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[Lexington-Books]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#99-]
[GRAPHIC=none]

According to a Lexington couple some students are learning about witchcraft at a local elementary school.
It's a problem we first told you about a month ago that centers around two books several fifth graders are required to read.
Parents have since filed formal complaints with school officials but they're still not satisfied.
Stacey Martin explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The controversy]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/February 5; :05]
[SUPER=01-Nicholas Maschal/Lexington Schools Superintendent; :24]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]


((Joan and Bucky Joyce are refusing to give up their efforts to pull two books from classrooms at Harrington Waddell Elementary School.
They maintain "The Egypt Game" and "Jennifer, HeCate, MacBeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth"contain references to witchcraft and could lead to an interest in the occult.
But, the school's principal and the city's school superintendent disagreed.
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[IN Q=I came to the conclusion]

((NICHOLAS MASCHAL/LEXINGTON SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: I CAME TO THE CONCLUSION AFTER READING THE BOOK, AND THIS IS MY PERSONAL OPINION, THAT YOU COULD NOT POSSIBLY READ THE BOOK AND REALLY FEEL THAT IT WAS ABOUT WITCHCRAFT BECAUSE IF YOU FELT IT WAS TRULY ABOUT WITCHCRAFT YOU WOULD HAVE MISSED THE POINT OF THE BOOK.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=of the book.]


A school committee recently reviewed the Joyce's complaints but refused to remove the books.
Instead they agreed to give parents teacher's required reading lists well in advance and emhpasized that parents could make substitutes for books they found objectionable.
The Joyce's said the decision was "disturbing and devastating."
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[IN Q=They now plan]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:THEY NOW PLAN TO CONTACT PARENTS IN THE AREA IN HOPES THEY'LL PUT PRESSURE ON SCHOOL OFFICIALS TO RECONSIDER. THEY'RE ALSO THINKING OF APPEALING THE MATTER TO THE CITY'S SCHOOL BOARD. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7.))
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]))




[Hickam-Interview]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BREAK]
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[TAPE TOSSES TO PATRICK][Stocks]


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

The stock market is closed today for Good Friday.

[S-Harrick]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-27]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA HOOPS]


If you think your kids are crazy, if you think you're confused - don't worry - even those supposed to know what they are doing these days are having trouble coping!
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Athens, GA/Wednesday; :00]


Wednesday, former Rhode Island coach Jim Harrick was formally introduced as the new head basketball coach at the University of Georgia.
He was so happy, he even bought a singing Bulldog to his newsconference.
But on the way back to Rhode Island yesterday he said he'd changed his mind and wanted to return to the Rams.
Rhode Island officials called a newsconference to welcome him back home last night.
Unfortunately, Harrick didn't show up, because he decided to go back to Georgia.
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[S-Bonnie]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-31]
[GRAPHIC=VA. TECH HOOPS]


The Hokies locked up their women's head coach for the next five seasons Wednesday night by giving Bonnie Henrickson a new extension and she has no intentions of changing her mind.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


In fact, Henrickson says she always hoped to stay at Tech, and realized while watching the women's final four out in San Jose last week, that her Hokies - who beat Duke - could have been playing.
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[IN Q="It was...]
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[OUT Q=...EXPECTING."]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-36]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Hampton Roads]


For the second straight Friday night the Roanoke Express and Hampton Roads Admirals will be battling for supremecy in the ECHL'sNortheast Division. Only this time the game is on Roanoke's home ice.
Steve Mason has more in this week's Round House Round Up.
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[SUPER=01-Scott Gordon/Express Head Coach; :20]
[SUPER=01-Mike Peron/Express Center; :42]
[SUPER=04-January 10th; :50]
[SUPER=01-Joe Steffen/Express Owner; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Berthiaume/Goalie for Hampton Roads Game; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=....Round House Wrap up"]
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((Head coach Scott Gordon's 20 player playoff roster must be submitted by Monday at 1pm. 19 year old OHL scorer Chad Spurr is one of three new Express additions, meaning Gordon must cut three. Gordon.....says he will decide sometime Friday. ((:)) Despite a separated shoulder an a concussion, Kris Cantu will obviously be on the playoff roster. His temporary replacement on the high octane line that has produced 133 points, look for Spurr to be there. ((MIKE PERON:))
The Brophy bonanza should reach an all time high Friday night. Express owners and the franchise's marketing staff met Tuesday night to form a strategy. The outcome, two thousand buttons with John Brophy's face crossed out with the slogan just say no that will be handed out at the game. ))

(BYE BYE)




[S-Garth]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-40]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Country music fans got their money's worth in Peoria, Arizona.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Peoria, AZ; :00]


At the Padres-Mariners exhibition game yesterday, Garth Brooks finally made a difference for the Padres.
Garth drove in his first run of the preseason with this R-B-I ground out to third.
Ruben Rivera scored and the Padres win 9-to-8.
Garth is now 1 for 22 in the preseason.
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[S-State]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-41]
[GRAPHIC=ALL-STATE]


All of the postseason all-state teams in the commonwealth have been announced, and our end of the state cleaned up.
Glenvar's Art Lawrence, Salem's Charlie Morgan and Cave Spring's Linda Long each won coach of the year honors.
And Glenvar's Brian Fasnacht earned player of the year honors in Group A.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/Last March; :00]


And yesterday, we get a representative on the boy's Triple-A all-state squad as George Washington high school's Jerrian Younger makes the team.
Younger led the Eagles to a state title last year, and the state semi-finals this season.
He'll play at JMU next year. [Bye Bye](------------)