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Next on News 7 at 11...
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More U.S. aid and U.S. troops are on the way to Kosovo.
Rescue workers say they've found all the victims of yesterday's Louisiana tornado.
And Jerry Falwell breaks ground for a new church, and sets the record straight on a few issues.
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News 7 at 11 is next. [Open]
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[Kosovo]


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NATO countries will open their borders to 100 thousand Kosovo refugees.
And additional U.S. troops and planes will be joining NATO forces.
Lisa Hughes joins us with the latest.
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((NATO SAYS THERE WILL BE NO BREAK IN THE BOMBING OF YUGOSLAV ARMY TARGETS.. THE U-S NOW PLANS TO SEND MORE PLANES.MORE WEAPONS AND MORE SOLDIERS. .WHAT THE PENTAGON CALLS A "LOGICAL EXTENSION" OF THE AIRSTRIKES.

(BITE-Ken Bacon Pentagon spokesman It gives us greater precision, all

weather capability...day or
night.)

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THE RELIEF EFFORT IS ALSO GROWING . AT DELAWARE'S DOVER AIR FORCE BASE. 76-THOUSAND MEALS ARE LOADED INTO THIS JUMBO JET-BOUND FOR THE REFUGEE CAMPS WHERE NEED HAS NEVER BEEN GREATER.

(BITE- Colonel Felix Grider, Commander 436 Airlift Wing, Dover AFB

"TODAY IS A DAY OF GREAT HOPE. TO THE PEOPLE OF KOSOVO.WE WANT TO DELIVER IT TO THEM)

(NATS-REFUGEES)


AT A CAMP ON THE MACEDONIAN BORDER.MEDICAL WORKERS ARE TREATING THE SICK AND EXHAUSTED. THERE IS GRAVE CONCERN DISEASE MAY BEGIN SPREADING. IT IS COLD, WET AND MISERABLE. THE U-S NOW SAYS IT WILL TAKE IN 20-THOUSAND REFUGEES. EUROPEAN NATIONS WILL TAKE IN 100-THOUSAND. . TEMPORARY SHELTER UNTIL KOSOVAR ALBANIANS CAN SAFELY GO HOME.

(BITE-JULIA TAFT.".WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE SAFE AND

TAKEN CARE OF IN A WAY THAT INCLUDES MANY DIFFERENT COUNTRIES)

(nats-protest)


IN THIS COUNTRY-PRO-SERBIAN DEMONSTRATORS CHANTED IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE.CALLING FOR AN END TO THE AIR STRIKES NATO SAYS WILL ONLY INTENSIFY.

(NATS-STEALTH PLANE NATS)


MORE THAN A DOZEN STEALTH FIGHTERS ARRIVED IN GERMANY TODAY.BEEFING UP A ALLIED FORCE ALREADY MORE THAN 400 PLANES STRONG.))
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[Falwell-Reax]


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It was a groundbreaking day for Jerry Falwell.
He dedicated the land where he's going to build a new church.
And he used the Easter holiday to reflect on some of the news he has made lately.
Scott Goldberg has the story from Lynchburg.
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((After he led an estimated eight-thousand people in Easter worship services, Jerry Falwell led the faithful across the street...
To a place he called "holy ground."
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((NATSOUND: APPLAUSE, WHISTLES AS FALWELL BREAKS GROUND.)) [RUNS02]
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He broke that ground.
Then the Reverend asked for some help building the place his Thomas Road Baptist Church will one day call home.
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((FALWELL: WE'VE COME UP HERE TO ASK THE LORD FOR ALL OF THE MONEY TO BUILD IT. FOR ALL OF THE WISDOM TO DO IT RIGHT.)) [RUNS09]
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((LAURA LEE OLDHAM/CHURCH MEMBER: I COULDN'T THINK OF A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE I LIKE MOUNTAINS. I WAS RAISED IN THE MOUNTAINS. AND TO ME, GOD IS IN THE MOUNTAINS.)) [RUNS08]
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: FALWELL DID MORE THAN BREAK NEW GROUND ON THIS EASTER SUNDAY. HE REVISITED THE PAST FEW MONTHS AND SOME OF THE OTHER HEADLINES HE'S MADE. )) [RUNS08]
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((NATSOUND: TINKY WINKY NOISES.))
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Falwell said he never claimed that Tinky Winky the Teletubbie was gay -- a fabricated story, he said, that the media spun out of control.
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((WE HAD A LOT OF FUN WITH IT. I STILL DON'T KNOW IF TINKY WINKY IS GAY OR NOT AND I WOULD NEVER SAY IF HE WAS OR WASN'T (46) OR SHE WAS OR WASN'T WHATEVER THE CASE IS.)) [RUNS09]
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And on this day of reflection, Falwell looked back and said he never meant to offend when he said the Antichrist was a Jew who is alive now.
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((FALWELL:MANY THOUGHT THAT WAS ANTI-SEMITIC AND I CERTAINLY APOLOGIZE IF THAT LEFT THAT IMPRESSION.)) [RUNS05]
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On Easter, though, Falwell spent most of the day looking forward.
Envisioning a new 12-thousand seat sanctuary ...
praying for strength ... and the 22-million dollars his congregation still needs ..to make it happen.
SG, News-7, Lynchburg.))
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[Tornado]


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Rescue workers in Louisiana spent the day searching through debris in the aftermath of yesterday's tornado.
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Six people were killed in the storm, 100 were hurt.
The twister ripped through two trailer parks.
Violet Shairrick and her family had just enough time to make it to a safe place before the storm destroyed their mobile home.
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((VIOLET SHAIRRICK/RONADO VICTIM: AND WE JUST GOT IN AND WE GOT INTO THE BATH TUB AND IT WAS LOUD CRACKING AND IT WAS OVER IN A MATTER OF SECONDS.))
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Emergency workers are worried more storms could be on the way this week, bringing more tornadoes with them.

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Overnight police chases ended with one person dead and another injured.
In Danville officers were chasing 47-year old Harvey Lee Wimbush who was driving on the wrong side of the road.
A few minutes later Wimbush crashed into a tree along Stokes Street and died at the scene.
And, in Montgomery County, police were tailing a suspected drunk driver along Senaca Hollow Road.
The suspect lost control of his vehicle and crashed.
The victim was later airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

[Robbery]


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The Best Western Motel in Radford was robbed early this morning.
Now, Radford police are looking for a suspect.
Authorities say a black man wearing a ski mask, turqoise shirt and khaki pants displayed a hand gun and took an undisclosed amount of money from the motel.
The suspect is believed to be about 5 feet-10 inches tall and weighs between 150 and 180 pounds.
[take pinnacle board #1003]


Radford police are asking anyone with information to call their crime line at 731-3627.
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[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Still ahead--find out how you can protect your computer from the Melissa Virus..
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[VO-NAT]

And the weight is coming off for this Lynchburg woman who used to weigh more than 800 pounds..
Find out how she did it when the news continues.
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[WebWatch]


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NATO has yet another problem on its hands..but this one is on-line.
And, you can travel to the Holy Land for an Easter Pilgrimage by surfing the web.
Details in tonight's Web Watch.
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As the assault on Belgrade continues, NATO's website has been attacked by hackers using viruses and mass-e-mail assaults. Web access and e-mail services was disrupted.

In Belgrade itself, independent radio station B-92 is struggling to survive.
The station broadcast in Realaudio after the Serbs took its transmitter... Friday, they were forced to stop internet broadcast as well.
A group of online supporters is working to get B92 back on the air somehow.

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David L. Smith, the New Jersey man who allegedly released the Melissa Virus was caught last week, but the virus is still out there.
For more information, and ways to fight it, link to Carnegy Mellon University's Computer Emergency Response Team.
Microsoft has a patch you can download to help protect Word 97 and 2000 from the virus.

If you couldn't make a personal pilgrimage to the Holy Land this Easter Season, you can still travel online.
Virtual Holyland-dot-com will take you to the notable sites in the region.

For links to these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ 7-dot-com.))

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For a decade Brenda Dolan of Lynchburg stayed in her home because of a severe weight problem.
But, she's now battling the bulge and winning her fight.
Steve Smallshaw has more in this week's Virginia Profiles.
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(( For ten years, Brenda Dolan was a prisoner in her own home.. trapped underneath hundreds of pounds of fat.
She was an average child until her father died when she was seven years old.. and that's when Brenda began seeking comfort in food.
By the early 1980's, she weighed close to 850 pounds.. the comments and the snickering she heard from the public forced her indoors, where she stayed for more than a decade.
Too big to fit in a bed, she slept propped up on a couch.
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((BRENDA DOLAN: I HONESTLY BELIEVED I WAS GOING TO DIE. THERE WAS NO HOPE, THERE WAS NO WAY NOBODY COULD LOSE THE AMOUNT OF WEIGHT I NEEDED TO LOSE AND I WAS NOT GOING TO LIVE THAT LONG TO LOSE THAT WEIGHT.)) [RUNS 11]
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That's when her best friend Jackie stepped in.. Jackie let Brenda know that giving up was not an option.
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((DOLAN: SHE KNEW I WAS GOING TO DIE IF I DIDN'T DO SOMETHING AND I LOVED HER SO MUCH AS A FRIEND, I THOUGHT `WHY NOT? WHY NOT JUST DO IT FOR HER?')) [RUNS 10]
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[Standup ] ((The road back started when Brenda Dolan began changing her eating habits and started to exercise. At this church away from the main road in Altavista, Brenda could walk three or four times a week and avoid the stares and comments of the public. At first she had trouble even making it around the building just once.. but over time it got easier. And in memory of all the times she prayed for somewhere to sit down, Dolan donated this bench to the church.. she no longer needs it.)) [RUNS 24]
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((CAN SOMEONE LOSE 535 POUNDS? )) [RUNS 06]
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Last month, Brenda flew to New York to appear on a Sally Jesse Raphael show that featured grossly obese women.. hoping she could inspire the other guests to make some life-saving changes.
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((DOLAN: I THINK THIS IS PART OF GOD'S PLAN, TO LET ME DO THIS SO THAT SOMEWHERE, SOMEBODY WILL HEAR SOMETHING, SOMETHING WILL CLICK IN THEM, TO GIVE THEM HOPE AND INSPIRATION, TO LET THEM KNOW THAT THEY CAN DO IT.)) [RUNS 11]
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Brenda is living proof it's possible.
She'll graduate from community college in May and will seek her bachelor's degree this fall.. and her weight loss continues.
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((DOLAN: AS LONG AS I'M LOSING, I'M HAPPY. AS LONG AS I'M HEALTHY, I'M HAPPY. I'LL BE SATISFIED AS LONG AS IT KEEPS COMING OFF, IT'S OKAY AND IT'LL FINALLY TAPER OUT WHERE I'LL PROBABLY FEEL `OKAY, I LIKE THIS'. BUT I HAVEN'T GOT THERE YET, BUT IT WILL BE ONE DAY.)) [RUNS 18]
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That day.. in fact EVERY day.. is something she now looks forward to.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Coming up--move over Old El Paso..and Pace there's now a new salsa on the shelves these days..
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[VO-NAT]

and it really is "KidStuff."
We'll meet the young girl whose original recipe has put her in business when the news continues.
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[Video]


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A lot of students complain about cafeteria food.
But, a third grader took matters in her own hands after her school's salsa left a bad taste in her mouth.
Bill Wood has more.
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The Major League Baseball season opened last night as San Diego and Colorado hooked up in Monterrey, Mexico.
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A homecoming for Vinny Castilla a native of Mexico.
The Rockies get on the board in the top of the first Dante Bichette hits a bloop fly to right field scoring Neifi Perez from second to make it 1 to nothing Rockies.
But the Padres came right back in their half of the first. Tony Guynn hits a shot up the middle into center field scoring Reggie Sanders to tie the score and 1 to 1.
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The Rockies would score 5 times in the second Darrel Hamilton's grounder to centerfield with the bases loaded scores Mike Lansing and the Rockies go on to win it 8 to2.
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[S-Hornets]


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Grant Long hit a baseline jumper with 2 and a half seconds left to give the Atlanta Hawks an 85 to 83 win over Charlotte.
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Hawk coach Lenny Wilkins a little upset at a call in the third quarter.
And to make it even worse David Wesley hits this jumper and the Hawks trailed the Hornets 54 to 46.
The Hawks kept their poise Allen Henderson takes it inside for the basket cutting the lead to six, 54 to 48.
Charlotte's Eddie Jones would come through with this jumper to make the score 54 to 51 Hornets.
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But the Hawks made a move in the fourth quarter coming from behind to beat the Hornets 85 to 83.
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[S-Duke]


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Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is resting at the Duke University hospital after hip replacement surgery.
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[VO-NAT]
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Doctor T. Parker Vail said the procedurre was completed without a hitch.
Krzyzewski went through 2 hours of surgery and Vail says he should be released from the hospital in three to five days.
His wife Mickie says Coack K has been bothered by a degenerative arthritic left hip since he had back surgery during the 1994-95 season.
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That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.


[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express lost to Johnstown last night 5 to 3. But the Express still captures the Northeast Division title as well as the Northern Conference regular season title.
Roanoke will be the number one seed in the North and play Dayton.
The series could start Wednesday at the Roundhouse.
David Duval wins again on the P-G-A Tour.
More later on Mornin'.

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In the National Hockey League, The fans at the Meadowlands showing support for the Rangers Wayne Gretzky.
But the Devils extended their unbeaten streak against the Rangers to 14 games with a 4 to 1 victory.
And here are the rest of the scores.
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And coming up, Snow turned the Tradition into a two round tournament and Graham Marsh is the winner.
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[VO-NAT]


And David Duval will enter the Masters Tournament after winning today's BellSouth Classic.
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[S-Golf]


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David Duval put together rounds of 66, 69, 68 and 67 on his way to a two shot win in the BellSouth Classic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Duluth, GA/NBC SPORTS; :]


It all started on the 15-th green when Duval chipped this shot in for a birdie to move him into one shot of the leaders, Stewart Cink and John Huston at 18 under par.
Duval would join the two and Rory Sabbatini at 18 under par when he makes the birdie putt at the 16-th green.
Sink, Sabbatini and Huston would lose strokes over the final three holes and Duval wins the event shooting a 67, finishing at 18 under par and setting the stage for next weekend's Masters Golf Tournament.
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Cink finished second at 16 under par Sabbatini and Huston tied for third place at 15 under.

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The first major on the Senior P-G-A tour ends in a two round tournament.
Yesterday's final round was canceled because of snow that also wiped out Friday's Play.
Australian Graham Marsh wins the title he had a three shot lead on Larry Nelson after two rounds.
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[S-Radford]


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Radford University's gymnastics program has broken school records under a new head coach.
Up next for the Highlanders is a national meet.
Denise Allen introduces us to this up and coming team.
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(( This is Lisa Woody-Green's first year as the Highlanders head coach. And when she hit the scene things changed. Woody-Green was use to winning, as a gymnast herself at Texas Woman's University and then as an assistant there.
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Woody-Green admits she wasn't popular at first and her gymnasts agree.
Vinton native Holly Saunders says her attitude changed at mid-season.
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The team has set school records and is now preparing for a trip to New Haven, Connecticut, and the USGA Championships which start on the 15th.
This is the first time in 17 years Radford has qualified as a team for a national competition.
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Jill Caruso is one of the team leaders and another bright spot for the Highlanders.
This is the second straight year she has qualified for the N-C-Double-A Southeast Regional Gymnastics Competition.
The Regional meet is at the University of West Virginia next week.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))




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