[7Shipyard-Strike]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[GRAPHIC=Strike]


The desire for higher wages has Virginia shipyard workers on the streets this morning.
Members of the United Steelworkers union have formed picket lines outside Newport News Shipbuilding.
The union represents the shipyard's 92-hundred hourly employees.
Workers want an across-the board hourly pay increase.
The company said it would continue operations using salaried employees.

[7S-Falwell-Reax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-83; 1:56:09]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]

The reverend Jerry Falwell is taking Easter's message of new beginnings to heart.
Falwell dedicated the land yesterday where he's going to build a new church.
And he took the opportunity to speak about some of the news he's made lately.
Scott Goldberg reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=After he led]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;00]
[SUPER=07-Rev. Jerry Falwell;21]
[SUPER=01-Laura Lee Oldham/Church Member;30]
[SUPER=@Scott1; 42 -- QUICK!]
[SUPER=04-Itsy Bitsy Entertainment Co.; 49]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=SGO, News 7, Lynchburg.]

((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."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:44:29]
[IN Q=applause]

((NATSOUND: APPLAUSE, WHISTLES AS FALWELL BREAKS GROUND.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=breaks ground]


He broke that ground.
Then the Reverend asked for some help building the place his Thomas Road Baptist Church will one day call home.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:59:00]
[IN Q=we've come]

((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]
[OUT Q=do it right]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:14:11]
[IN Q=i couldn't]

((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]
[OUT Q=MOUNTAINS]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:20:01]

[standup]
[IN Q=falwell]

((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]
[OUT Q=HE'S MADE]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 99-1 -- TINKY NOISE]
[IN Q=natsound]

((NATSOUND: TINKY WINKY NOISES.))
[RUNS=01]
[OUT Q=]


Falwell said he never claimed that Tinky Winky the Teletubbie was gay -- a fabricated story, he said, that the media spun out of control.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:09:40]
[IN Q=we had]

((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]
[OUT Q=the case is.]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:10:08]
[IN Q=many thought]

((FALWELL:MANY THOUGHT THAT WAS ANTI-SEMITIC AND I CERTAINLY APOLOGIZE IF THAT LEFT THAT IMPRESSION.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=IMPRESSION.]


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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[7Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Armed Robbery]


The hunt is still on for a man who robbed the Best Western Motel yesterday.
Authorities say someone wearing a ski mask, turqoise shirt and khaki pants displayed a hand gun and took an undisclosed amount of money from the motel.
Police are looking for a black male, about 5 feet-10 inches tall and weighing between 150 and 180 pounds.
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Radford police are asking anyone with information to call their crime line at 731-3627.
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[7Cherry-Blossoms]


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


Warm temperatures have northern Virginia in full bloom, and
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Thousands showed up in Washington yesterday to enjoy the 87th annual National Cherry Blossom Festival.
The event brings attention to the cherry trees surrounding the Tidal Basin in East and West Potomac Parks on the Nation's Mall.
The three- thousand cherry trees were a gift to Washington from the city of Tokyo back in 19-12.
This year's festival runs until Sunday.
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[7WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Taking a look now at your Monday forecast..
Temperatures cool off a bit today, with highs reaching the upper-60s, under partly cloudy skies.
Clouds stick around overnight, as lows fall off to about 40 degrees.
The extended forecast...

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 4/6/99
Tuesday:

[SUPER=130-1/Michael Coleman/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-1/Lakeri Draper/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-10/Desiree Lowry/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-48/Linda Lawson/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-15/Jason Batten/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-5/Dakota Balser/Yorktown]



[SUPER=130-15/Jason Turner/Floyd]



[SUPER=130-3/Michael Stump/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-3/Healy Restrepa/Roanoke]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Steve Moorman/Gladys]



[SUPER=131-12/Erica Holland/Rocky Mount]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-15th/Dale & Dee Chinault/Charlotte, NC][cutopen]
[SUPER=19-Kimberly/McBroom;]


[45Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Armed Robbery]


Radford police continue their search this morning for a man involved in yesterday's robbery at the Best Western Motel.
Authorities say someone wearing a ski mask, turqoise shirt and khaki pants displayed a hand gun and took an undisclosed amount of money from the motel.
Police are looking for a black male, about 5 feet-10 inches tall and weighing between 150 and 180 pounds.
(XXXXXXXX)
[take pinnacle board #1003]


Radford police are asking anyone with information to call their crime line at 731-3627.
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[45S-Falwell-Reax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-83; 1:56:09]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]

The ground has been broken for the largest church in America.
The reverend Jerry Falwell dedicated the land yesterday where he's building a new church.
Scott Goldberg reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=After he led]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;00]
[SUPER=07-Rev. Jerry Falwell;21]
[SUPER=01-Laura Lee Oldham/Church Member;30]
[SUPER=@Scott1; 42 -- QUICK!]
[SUPER=04-Itsy Bitsy Entertainment Co.; 49]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=SGO, News 7, Lynchburg.]

((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."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:44:29]
[IN Q=applause]

((NATSOUND: APPLAUSE, WHISTLES AS FALWELL BREAKS GROUND.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=breaks ground]


He broke that ground.
Then the Reverend asked for some help building the place his Thomas Road Baptist Church will one day call home.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:59:00]
[IN Q=we've come]

((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]
[OUT Q=do it right]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:14:11]
[IN Q=i couldn't]

((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]
[OUT Q=MOUNTAINS]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:20:01]

[standup]
[IN Q=falwell]

((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]
[OUT Q=HE'S MADE]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 99-1 -- TINKY NOISE]
[IN Q=natsound]

((NATSOUND: TINKY WINKY NOISES.))
[RUNS=01]
[OUT Q=]


Falwell said he never claimed that Tinky Winky the Teletubbie was gay -- a fabricated story, he said, that the media spun out of control.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:09:40]
[IN Q=we had]

((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]
[OUT Q=the case is.]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:10:08]
[IN Q=many thought]

((FALWELL:MANY THOUGHT THAT WAS ANTI-SEMITIC AND I CERTAINLY APOLOGIZE IF THAT LEFT THAT IMPRESSION.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=IMPRESSION.]


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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[45Shipyard-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]


Their last raise came six years ago, and this morning, Virginia shipyard workers are on the picket line.
Members of the United Steelworkers union have formed picket lines outside Newport News Shipbuilding.
The union represents the shipyard's 92-hundred hourly employees.
Workers want an across-the board hourly pay increase.
The company said it would continue operations using salaried employees.

[45Cherry-Blossoms]


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


George Washington could have his pick of cherry trees this week, as
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


thousands head to the nation's capital for the 87th annual National Cherry Blossom Festival.
The event brings attention to the cherry trees surrounding the Tidal Basin in East and West Potomac Parks on the Nation's Mall.
The three- thousand cherry trees were a gift to Washington from the city of Tokyo back in 19-12.
This year's festival runs until Sunday.
(------------)


[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Turning our attention to weather--
Partly cloudy and turning cooler, with high temperatures early today in the mid 60s.
Partly cloudy overnight with lows dropping to near 40.
Looking ahead...we'll have showers in the forecast...
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[8Execution]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=abr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=VA death penalty]


The death penalty is used more frequently in Virginia than any other large state in the nation.
Virginia has the highest per capita execution rate of any state with a population of more than one million.
Texas puts to death more convicted killers, but Virginia's number of executions per ten-thousand people is higher-- just barely.
Virginia's execution rate is point-zero-eight-three per 10,000, while Texas's rate is point-zero-eight-two.
Texas has executed 173 inmates since 1982.
Virginia has executed 63 over the same 17-year period.

[8Shipyard-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]


Virginia shipyard workers are on the picket lines this morning...all in the name of higher wages.
Members of the United Steelworkers union are demonstrating outside the Newport News Shipbuilding.
The union represents the shipyard's 92-hundred hourly employees.
Workers want an across-the board hourly pay increase.
The company says it will continue operations using salaried employees.

[8S-Falwell-Reax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-83; 1:56:09]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


Easter Sunday was about more than the Resurrection for the Reverend Jerry Falwell....
He used the occasion to break ground on the land where he's planning to build the new Thomas Road Baptist Church.


Scott Goldberg reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=After he led]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;00]
[SUPER=07-Rev. Jerry Falwell;21]
[SUPER=01-Laura Lee Oldham/Church Member;30]
[SUPER=@Scott1; 42 -- QUICK!]
[SUPER=04-Itsy Bitsy Entertainment Co.; 49]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=SGO, News 7, Lynchburg.]

((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."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:44:29]
[IN Q=applause]

((NATSOUND: APPLAUSE, WHISTLES AS FALWELL BREAKS GROUND.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=breaks ground]


He broke that ground.
Then the Reverend asked for some help building the place his Thomas Road Baptist Church will one day call home.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:59:00]
[IN Q=we've come]

((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]
[OUT Q=do it right]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:14:11]
[IN Q=i couldn't]

((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]
[OUT Q=MOUNTAINS]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:20:01]

[standup]
[IN Q=falwell]

((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]
[OUT Q=HE'S MADE]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 99-1 -- TINKY NOISE]
[IN Q=natsound]

((NATSOUND: TINKY WINKY NOISES.))
[RUNS=01]
[OUT Q=]


Falwell said he never claimed that Tinky Winky the Teletubbie was gay -- a fabricated story, he said, that the media spun out of control.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:09:40]
[IN Q=we had]

((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]
[OUT Q=the case is.]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:10:08]
[IN Q=many thought]

((FALWELL:MANY THOUGHT THAT WAS ANTI-SEMITIC AND I CERTAINLY APOLOGIZE IF THAT LEFT THAT IMPRESSION.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=IMPRESSION.]


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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[8Cherry-Blossoms]


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


Spring has sprung...and that means many things are in bloom-- including cherry blossoms.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Thousands showed up in Washington yesterday to enjoy the 87th annual National Cherry Blossom Festival.
The event brings attention to the cherry trees surrounding the Tidal Basin in East and West Potomac Parks on the Nation's Mall.
The three- thousand cherry trees were a gift to Washington from the city of Tokyo back in 19-12.
This year's festival runs until Sunday.
(------------)


[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]
Shifting gears now to focus on weather---


Turning cooler and partly cloudy today, with highs early on today in the mid 60s.
Temperatures will fall throughout the day and end up near 40 for the overnight lows, under partly cloudy skies.
The five- day forecast promises showers for the next couple of days...with highs around 70 for most of the week.

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