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Three deaths from NATO airstrikes are being reported today by the Yugoslav media and
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the dry windy weather helped to fan the flames of yet another brush fire in our area.

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One man is dead after a two car accident last night in Henry County.
65 year old Thomas Blake Jr. of Martinsville was the passenger in a car driven by John Eddie Jones.
Jones was driving on Route 57 west of Martinsville when his Toyota Corolla crossed the double yellow lines and struck a Dodge Intrepid head on. Blake was pronounced dead at the scene. There is no word on the conditions of the other people involved in the accident.

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A police chase ended when the suspect lost control of his vehicle.
Christiansburg Police say they received a call around 1:13 this morning about a possible intoxicated driver in the area of Arbor Drive and Route 114.
After a police officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver accelerated. Montogomery County Sherriff's Deputies joined in the attempt to stop the vehicle.
The suspect eventually exited the city limits. He then entered onto Senaca Hollow Road in the Shawsville section of Montgomery County where the suspect then lost control of the vehicle.
The driver was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital by Lifeguard 10.
State Police are still investigating the accident. Charges are pending.

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Another police chase, this one in Danville came to a deadly ending at midnight last night.
Officers spotted a vehicle driving radically on South Main Street a little before 12am.
When the officer turned on his blue lights the 1978 Volvo accelerated turning off south main on to Stokes Street.
That is where 47 year old Harvey Lee Wimbush of Danville later crashed into a large oak tree...he was pronounced dead at the scene.

[Kosovo]


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Yugoslav media reports at least three deaths in today's NATO air strikes.
David Browde has more.
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[SUPER=01-Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman; :40]
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((THIS TIME IT WAS NATO BOMBERS STRIKING DOWNTOWN BELGRADE... FOR A SECOND NIGHT -AIR ATTACKS ON THE YUGOSLAVIAN CAPITAL - SAW FLAMES LEAPING INTO THE NIGHT SKY; THIS TIME SERBIAN TELEVISION SAID A HEATING PLANT IN A BELGRADE SUBURB WAS STRUCK, AS WAS THE POLICE ACADEMY IN BELGRADE ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHER TARGETS OUTSIDE BELGRADE.
EARLIER SERBIAN TELEVISION SAID A NATO STRIKE HAD DESTROYED ANOTHER BRIDGE ACROSS THE DANUBE RIVER, A MAJOR HIGHWAY BRIDGE CALLED THE FREEDOM BRIDGE AT NOVI SAD.
BUT NATO SPOKESMEN SAY THE ONE THING THE ATTACKS HAVE CLEARLY NOT DONE IS STOP THE YUGOSLVAIAN SERBS FROM WHAT'S DESCRIBED AS ETHNIC CLEANSING - REMOVING THE ALBANIANS FROM KOSOVO.

(JAMIE SHEA - IF THIS KEEPS UP SERBIAN FORCES WILL HAVE EMPTIED THE

COUNTRY IN TEN TO 20 DAYS EX-COWAN)

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THE CONFLICT IS HITTING HARD IN ST CLAIR COUNTY MICHIGAN - THAT'S THE HOME OF ONE OF THE THREE AMERICAN SERVICEMEN CAPTURED BY THE SERBS NEAR THE YUGOSLAV MACEDONIAN BORDER. A CANDELIGHT VIGIL - ATTENDED BY THE FAMILY OF ARMY SGT. CHRISTOPHER STONE:

(DEANNA STONE, SISTER: IT'S HARD TO HAVE HIM OVER THERE BUT WE ARE VERY

PROUD OF HIM (PARAPHRASE))
THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT STILL HAS NO PLANS TO SEND GROUND TROOPS INTO YUGOSLAVIA...BUT IT DID SAY IT'S CONSIDERING BRINGING SOME ETHNIC ALBANIAN REFUGEES TO THIS COUNTRY AT LEAST ON A TEMPORARY BASIS. THE MACDEONIAN GOVERNMENT HAS SAID IT CAN'T HANDLE THE INFLUX OF REFUGEES CROSSING THE BORDER FROM SERB HELD TERRITORY; SO FAR AN ESTIMATED 300 THOUSAND HAVE FLED - AND ABOUT 300 THOUSAND MORE ETHNIC ALBANIANS ARE BELIEVED TO BE STILL IN KOSOVO. DB CBS NEWS NY ))

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Meanwhile, as Virginia troops are called into action Governor Jim Gilmore called on President Clinton to explain the mission to the American people.
Gilmore says he understands European stability is vital to America's security, but says the president needs to clearly explain his goals in Kosovo, how he will achieve them, and how it will end.

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Brush fires flared in Roanoke County.
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Two blazes started around five yesterday evening near the railroad tracks behind Tanglewood Mall.
Officials believe sparks from a passing train started them.
It took firemen only a few minutes to put out the fires.
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The hunt wasn't hard, as hundreds of Roanoke children lined up for thousands of easter eggs.
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Sunday School on Wheels, a ministry of Christian Life Fellowship in Salem, hosted the event yesterday afternoon in Hurt Park.
Within a few minutes, the children had collected more than 17- thousand plastic eggs filled with candy.
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[IN Q=We went on a trip]

((ANDY SCOTT/SUNDAY SCHOOL ON WHEELS: WE WENT ON A TRIP LAST MONTH TO TAMPA, FLORIDA. THEY DID A WORLD RECORD. IT'S IN THE GUINESS BOOK DOWN THERE. 307- THOUSAND EGGS. WE CAME BACK AND DID 17- THOUSAND AND IT WAS A BIG JOB.))
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Members of the group plan to do it again. They say they're shooting for 50- thousand eggs next year.
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The holiday was also in bloom on Mill Mountain yesterday.
Mill Mountain Zoo held its first Family Fun Day, that offered free admission to visitors, special programs, and an easter egg hunt.
The event was sponsored by Re-Max Realtors. The zoo hopes to make it an annual event.
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Still to come on News 7...... In Sports, The Express finish its home season with a win over Johnstown.....
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nd cameras in the courtroom have allowed Virginians to experience the judicial process without stepping inside a courtroom. In this week's Virginia Newsreel, we will show you how it got started and allowed viewers to get up close and personal with trials like the one of (YENS)Jens (SOARING) Soering.
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In medical news, a new study says the earlier the better for detecting breast cancer.
and a new test can detect if skin cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
Mika Brzezinski has those stories and more in this week's health check.
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(( ((on cam))
A GROUP OF EXPERTS ISSUED NEW GUIDELINES THIS WEEK.. TO HELP PREVENT MULTIPLE PREGNANCIES BY WOMEN WHO UNDERGO FERTILITY TREATMENTS.
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((vo))
THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS ARE RECOMMENDING THAT DOCTORS USE ULTRASOUND TO DETERMINE IF THE WOMAN HAS RELEASED MORE THAN ONE EGG.
THEY SHOULD ALSO AVOID IMPLANTING LARGE NUMBERS OF FERTILIZED EGGS DURING IN-VITRO.
BUT ABOVE ALL, EXPERTS SAY PATIENTS SHOULD BE COUNSELED ABOUT THE DANGERS OF MULTIPLE PREGNANCIES.//
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((vo))
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.. WHEN IT COMES TO TREATING BREAST CANCER.
A STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE LANCET MEDICAL JOURNAL FOUND THAT PATIENTS WHO DELAYED GETTING TREATMENT THREE MONTHS OR MORE...
HAD A 12-PERCENT LOWER SURVIVAL RATE THAN THOSE WHO SOUGHT THERAPY RIGHT AWAY.
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((vo))
AN EXPERIMENTAL, NEW TEST IS ABLE TO DETECT WHETHER THE SKIN CANCER, MELANOMA, HAS SPREAD TO OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY.
CALIFORNIA RESEARCHERS SAY THEY'VE DEVELOPED A BLOOD EXAM THAT LOOKS FOR CERTAIN PROTEINS USUALLY FOUND IN CANCEROUS TUMORS.
THE TEST HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN PRELIMINARY TRIALS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND NEW REPORT ON BOTTLED WATER IS MAKING WAVES.
A STUDY BY THE NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL FOUND THAT SOME BRANDS OF DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED BOTTLED WATER.. EXCEEDED HEALTH GUIDELINES FOR BACTERIA.
AND RESEARCHERS SAY 40-PERCENT OF THE BOTTLED WATER SOLD... IS ACTUALLY WATER TAKEN FROM THE TAP.
BOTTLERS SAY THE REPORT IS JUST AN ATTEMPT TO SCARE PEOPLE.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT THIS WEEK'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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Cameras in the courtroom have become the norm for the 90's.
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It has allowed the public to get up close and personal with highly- publicized proceedings like the O-J Simpson Trial.
Not only national trials attract media attention, but local ones as well. Like the recent trial of Bud Pritchett. The media link allowed us into the courtroom when the verdict was read.
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((WE THE JURY FIND THE DEFENDANT LIVINGSTON PRITCHETT THE 3-RD GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER))
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But this is a relatively new practice in Virginia.
12 years ago, the trial of David Lee Fisher was the first to allow cameras in the courtroom, but only as an experiment.
Keith Humphry has more in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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((In 1987, Virginia courts and news media began a two YEAR experiment of putting cameras in selected courtrooms.
Bedford County Circuit Court was chosen as one of the locations.
At the time, the trial of David Lee Fisher was already underway. One still camera and 1 television camera were allowed in the courtroom during the sentencing phase.
Fisher was on trial for arranging the shooting death of 18 year David Wilkey.
He was convicted of capital murder and viewers got to see Fisher sentenced to die.
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((HAS THE JURY REACHED A VERDICT WE THE JURY ON THE ISSUE JOINED FIND THE DEFENDANT GUILTY OF CAPITAL MURDER HAVING UNANIMOUSLY FOUND AFTER CONSIDERATION OF HIS HISTORY AND BACKGROUND THAT THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT HE WOULD COMMIT CRIMINAL ACTS OF VIOLENCE AND CONTINUING SERIOUS THREAT TO SOCIETY AND CONSIDERING THE EVIDENCE IN MITIGATION OF THE OFFENSE UNANIMOUSLY FIXED HIS PUNISHMENT AS DEATH)) [RUNS22]
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Fisher was executed 10-days ago.
The judge and lawyers from Bedford County agreed they were few problems with the cameras.
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((JIM UPDIKE;I REALLY DIDN'T TAKE ANY NOTICE OF THEM AND YOU REALLY FORGET ABOUT THEM BEING THERE)) [RUNS05]
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But the concern lay with nervous witnesses since they have the most to lose.
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((JUDGE WILLIAM SWEENEY/ THE WITNESSES, WE HAVE NOT HAD A GOOD PLAY BACK FROM THE WITNESSES YET AND I WOULD GUESS THAT OF ALL THE GROUPS I HAVE MENTIONED THE WITNESSES WOULD BE THE MOST NEGATIVE AND FOR REASONS I A SURE MOST OF YOU COULD APPRECIATE)) [RUNS09]
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The experiment would go a step further with the trial of Jens Soering.
He was convicted of killing his girlfriend's parents , Derek and Nancy Haysom, in 1985.
After a lengthy international extradition battle, Soering ended up back in Bedford County. His lawyer, Rick Neaton wanted the case moved out of Bedford to escape the impact of the media. He had doubts his client would get a fair trial there.
Public interest in the case soared.
News 7 not only had regular reports during each newscast, but broadcast extended excerpts of the trial each night.
Anyone interested in the case had access to the proceedings right to the end.
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((THE COURT FINDS YOU GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER OF dEREK hAYSOM AS CHARGED IN THE INDICTMENT THE COURT ALSO FINDS YOU GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER OF NANCY HAYSOM AS CHARGED IN THE INDICTMENT FINDS YOU GUILTY IN EACH OF THE TWO CASES))
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Soering was convicted and sentenced to two life terms in prison. His girlfriend, Elizabeth Haysom, is serving 90 years in prison for her role in the murders.
The experiment was a success. Radio and Television coverage of courtrooms has been allowed by state law, since 1992. That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry.))




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A familiar grocery store chain is leaving Western Virginia and a new one is moving in.
And, Governor Gilmore pays a visit to Wall Street.
Scott Goldberg has more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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((This week on the Review ...
It really wasn't an April fools joke.
On the first day of the month Harris Teeter announced it's selling 11 Virginia grocery stores to Kroger...
And Kroger's selling 10 North Carolina stores to Harris Teeter. [TAKE VIDEO HERE] [99-1; 1:31:58]
The store swap means Harris Teeter is checking out of Western Virginia -- leaving only one store in Danville.
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((RONNIE REED/HARRIS TEETER EMPLOYEE: I WAS KIND OF SURPRISED. I DIDN'T THINK THEY'D GIVE UP A STORE DOING THIS GOOD.))
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Harris Teeter employees will have to apply for new jobs if they want to work at the same stores once Kroger takes over. [98-83; 1:45:28]
A one-two economic punch in Martinsville and Henry County.
Furniture maker American of Martinsville is hiring 200 new workers.
Stanley Furniture of Stanleytown is adding 300 jobs.
Both companies say they'll hire people who were laid off at textile factories. [99-6; 55:42]
I-T-T Night Vision won another wealthy military contract.
This one's worth nine million dollars.
The company will make new mounting devices to hold night vision goggles on Army helmets. [5pm Friday; 99-7; 48:48] [***NO SUPER***]
On Friday they arrested a 30-year-old New Jersey man who was charged with giving birth to Melissa. [***SALEM SUPER HERE***]
She is the e-mail virus that infected corporate America, even spreading into Salem.
General Electric told its employees they're not to open e-mails, fearing Melissa would crash the company's server. [99-5; 58:50] [A LITTLE BELL RINGING NAT SOUND -- 1 OR 2 SECONDS]
Virginia's governor took a trip deep into Yankee territory this week.
Jim Gilmore was in New York Thursday, ringing the opening bell at the stock exchange.
The Dow also went north, picking up 46 points that day. [DOW JONES PRE PRO]
The Dow finished the week at 98-33, falling from its record close above 10-thousand, but still picking up 10 points.


The Nasdaq finished up 74 points at 24-93.
That is this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
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A power plant outside of Belgrade was one of the most recent targets in the NATO airstrikes and
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on this Easter Sunday morning Pope John Paul opened Mass with prayers for peace in Kosovo.
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According to Published reports, a head on collision on Peppers Ferry Road-Virginia Route 114 seriously injured two adults. The accident happened about 8pm last night.
State Police did not release the names of the injured they are still unsure which car was on the wrong side of the road.
Moments after the wreck, a third car crashed into one of the crushed vehicles in the road. Information about the victims' condition and which hospital they were taken to is unavailable.

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Another motel robber hits our area. About 1 A.M. this morning the Best Western Motel at 1501 Tyler Avenue in Radford was robbed. The robber displayed a small hand gun to the clerk and took an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is a black male, who was wearing a mask. He is believed to be about 5 feet-10 inches tall and weigh between 150 and 180 pounds. He was wearing a turquoise shirt and khaki pants at the scene. [take full screen pinnacle board]
Radford Police are asking anyone who may have information to contact their crime line at the number you see here: 731-3

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Three people have reportedly died in NATO Airstrikes this morning.
Two were killed when missles hit a power plant just outside Blegrade.
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The plant was one of several targets in and around Belgrade.
NATO bombers hit the police academy and a key highway bridge over the Danube River.
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Meanwhile these ethnic Albanian refugees have no where to go.
The Macedonian government says it will accept no more Kosovo refugees unless western countries agree to take them.
This field of more than 25,000 is being processed at a snail's pace that is literally killing people. At least 11 died overnight.
[SUper=03-Capac, MI;]


And back in the U-S, the friends and family of one of the soldiers held by the Yugoslavian government held a candlelight vigil last night.
They say Army Staff Sergeant Christopher Stone is proud to be serving his country.
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((MIKE RELIFORD/BROTHER-IN-LAW: HE FEELS REAL STRONG FOR OUR COUNTRY. HE LOVES OUR COUNTRY THAT'S WHY HE'S IN THE MILITARY AND WE LOVE HIM AND SUPPORT HIM.))
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Stone and two other American soldiers were captured near the Yugoslav-Macedonian border by Serb forces on Wednesday.

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NATO is getting help from a Norfolk-based aircraft that's joining in the attack on the Serbs.
As the operation expanded to include the city of Belgrade, officials announced the U.S.S. Teddy Roosevelt battle group will head toward the region in support of the assault.
Pentagon officials say there is still NO plan to use ground combat troops in the NATO operation.

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A day of fishing ended abruptly for three men following a traffic accident.
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It happened around 6:15 along Hardy Road yesterday evening.
The men were riding in a truck that was pulling a trailer with a boat on it.
The trailer started to fishtail causing the driver to lose control.
The boat broke loose and landed on the roadway.
No one was injured but traffic was slowed to a crawl.
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Pop John Paul opened Easter Sunday Mass with prayers for peace in Kosovo and the ethnic Albanian refugees.
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It's rare the for the Pope to begin a mass on a very important holy day with such an appeal.
The Vatican's St. Peter's Square was filled with tulips, olive branches and other decorations for the holy day.
The olive branches signify the pursuit of world peace.
The pope is expected to say more on the situation in Kosovo when he delivers his message to the world.
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Roanoke officials are keeping a close eye on the water level at Carvin's Cove.
They are NOT proposing mandatory restrictions at this point, but they are beginning to consider some water conservation measures.
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Today, the level is between 17 and 18 feet below the spillway.
That's actually a couple of feet HIGHER than it was in mid-March.
City Council will consider conservation measures at its meeting Monday. While that won't include any mandatory restrictions, officials are encouraging residents to cut back their water use voluntarily.
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This weekend opens a new season for Virginia's Explore Park.
While the Brugh Tavern and the Welcome Center remain open year round, the park's historic area opened to the public on Friday.
Joe Dashiell has more.
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((A rainy morning provided a quiet start to the season, but Virginia's Explore Park hopes to make some noise in '99. [NAT SOUND OF BLACKSMITHS]
From the Blacksmith shop to the Native American encampment... Explore's interpreters say they're excited about the season ahead.
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((FOR ANYONE WHO INITIALLY CAME TO THE PARK TWO THREE EVEN FOUR YEARS AGO AND HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO RETURN FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER. YOU COME TO VISIT US NOW. YOU'RE GOING TO SEE AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT PARK.))
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Open since 1994, the living history park is continuing to build its attractions and its attendance. Director Roger Ellmore says '99 will bring more emphasis on recreational opportunities.
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((WE'RE GOING TO HAVE AN OUTFITTER IN HERE THIS YEAR, WHERE YOU CAN RENT MOUNTAIN BIKES, CANOE AND FISHING GEAR AND SOME OTHER THINGS TO REALLY USE THE FACILITIES TOTALLY AS A DAY EXPERIENCE FOR RECREATION.))
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Explore will be open to the public on weekends in April... seven days a week after May first... [NAT SOUND OF CURLY ENNIS]
And with sunny skies to match curly ennis' banjo tunes, they're confident the crowds will come.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County.))

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Springtime is a time of rebirth, and no one appreciates that more than one central Virginia woman.
In this week's "Virginia Profile", Steve Smallshaw introduces us to Brenda Dolan, who hopes her story will inspire others battling a severe weight problem.
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[IN Q=For ten years]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Dolan/Lost 535 Pounds; :32]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :55]
[SUPER=04-Courtesy: Sally Jesse Raphael; 1:20]
[RUNS=2:22]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( 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.
[SOT 3:31:27/3:31:33]

((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]
[OUT Q=lose that weight.]


That's when her best friend Jackie stepped in.. Jackie let Brenda know that giving up was not an option.
[SOT 3:35:40]

((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]
[OUT Q=for her?]

[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]
[OUT Q=needs it.]
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((CAN SOMEONE LOSE 535 POUNDS? )) [RUNS 06]
[OUT Q=535 pounds?]


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.
[SOT 4:01:25]

((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]
[OUT Q=can do it.]


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.
[SOT 3:51:39]

((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]
[OUT Q=be one day.]

Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.)) That day.. in fact EVERY day.. is something she now looks forward to.