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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


An historic handover over of two suspects in the 19-88 Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And NATO allies promise a safe haven for Kosovar refugees.
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your work week with us..News 7 Mornin is next.[Kosovo]


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


As thousands of refugees continue pouring out of Kosovo, the U-S and other NATO allies are planning to provide a safe haven for them.
Meanwhile bad weather is blamed for limiting NATO attacks over Yugoslavia.
Bobbi Harley reports now with the latest.
[Live=Bobbi Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=homeless Kosovars]

(( FROM BIG CITIES TO SMALL TOWNS-- THE FIRES CONTINUE TO RAGE IN YUGOSLAVIA.
A NEW ROUND OF NATO BOMBS REPORTEDLY STRUCK ARMY HUBS, OIL REFINERIES, AND BELGRADE'S MAIN AIRPORT SUNDAY NIGHT.
SERB TELEVISION SAYS MILITARY BARRACKS WERE DESTROYED IN A TOWN 125-MILES SOUTH OF THE YUGOSLAV CAPITAL...
AS WELL AS AN AIR FORCE COMMAND CENTER FURTHER NORTH.
BUT BAD WEATHER IS STILL HAMPERING NATO EFFORTS TO GET AT SERB TANKS AND SOLDIERS.
THE U-S HOPES A PLAN TO SEND IN APACHE HELICOPTERS, ROCKET LAUNCHERS, AND 2000 SUPPORT TROOPS... WILL THEM ACHEIVE THIS GOAL:
((SOT: KENNETH BACON/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN))

"It's a logical expansion of the current air operation. It gives us greater precision, all-weather capability, day or night, to go after the types of weapons that the Yugoslav army ... is using to not only repress the Kosovar Albanian people but to drive them from their villages and to shell and crush the villages." ((track))
NATO ALLIES ARE ALSO TACKLING A MUCH BIGGER QUESTION:
WHAT TO DO WITH THE MORE THAN 350-THOUSAND ETHNIC ALBANIANS WHO HAVE FLED KOSOVO.. FOR NEIGHBORING ALBANIA, MACEDONIA, AND MONTENEGRO?
OFFICIALS SAY THE SQUALID CONDITIONS AT THE REFUGEE CAMPS ARE ONLY GETTING WORSE-- IN FACT, SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY DIED.
NATO COUNTRIES ARE NOW OFFERING TO HELP IN THE HUMANITARIAN EFFORT--
INCLUDING THE U-S... WHICH WILL PROVIDE TEMPORARY SHELTER FOR UP TO 20-THOUSAND HOMELESS KOSOVARS.))
[Live=Bobbi Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[Lockerbie-Suspects]


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


There are reports out of the Middle East this morning that Libya has handed over two suspects in the 19-88 Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


The suspects are to face trial in the Netherlands, with Scottish judges presiding.
The agency says a United Nations representative was present for the handover, which it calls a ``historical moment.''
Families of some of the bombing victims were reportedly also present.
270 people were killed, most of them Americans.
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[Shipyard-Strike]


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


Thousands of Virginia shipyard workers are on strike this morning.
Members of the United Steelworkers union formed picket lines outside Newport News Shipbuilding early this morning.
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.

[Church-Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


It's been in the works for ten years-- yesterday, Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church broke ground on a new location.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


After leading 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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[SOT]
[IN Q=We've come up]

((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.))
[SUPER=07-Rev. Jerry Falwell]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=do it right]
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[VO-NAT]


The new church will include a 12-thousand seat sanctuary and cost an estimated 22-million dollars.
Falwell said it would be the largest church in America.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the national pastime kicks off a new season in Mexico.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[OUT Q=later on mornin'.]



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[LA-Tornadoes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tornado]


The holiday weekend brought death and devastation to Benton, Louisiana.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Benton, LA;]


A tornado ripped through the town Saturday night, leaving at least six people dead and dozens injured.
Two mobile home parks were destroyed.
Victims woke up Easter morning to pick through debris and recover some of their belongings-- just thankful to have survived the ordeal.
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[SOT 3:20:41]
[IN Q=WE got into]

((VIOLET SHAIRRICK/TORNADO VICTIM: WE GOT INTO THE BATHTUB AND WE JUST-- LOUD, CRACK ING AND IT WAS ALL OVER IN A MATTER OF SECONDS.))
[SUPER=01-Violet Shairrick/Tornado Victim;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=matter of seconds]
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[VO-NAT]


Rescue workers continued searching for more victims, even canine units were called in to help.
Meantime, authorities are concerned about MORE severe weather.
They say a large band of storms is expected to reach northwest Louisiana this afternoon, and it could produce more tornadoes.
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[Robbery]


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


Radford police are still looking for the man they think robbed the Best Western Motel yesterday morning.
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.
(XXXXXXXX)
[take pinnacle board #1003]


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


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=Web Watch]
[GRAPHIC=Web Watch]


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.
Eric Earnhart has more in Web Watch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The battle over]
[SUPER=02-Sasa Mirkovic/Station Manager; :31]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7]

(([intro] [RUNS 05]
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.
[natsot]

[RUNS 05]
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.))

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, Viagra is no longer welcome in Iraq.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( AN EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE IS SHOWING PROMISE IN FIGHTING A TYPE OF BACTERIA THAT CAUSES SERIOUS LUNG INFECTIONS.
VT=VO

((vo))
THE GERM USUALLY INVADES PEOPLE WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS AND IMPAIRED IMMUNE SYSTEMS.. BY USING A PROTEIN TO HELP DELIVER TOXINS TO THE LUNGS.
NOW RESEARCHERS SAY THEY'VE DEVELOPED A VACCINE THAT BLOCKS THIS PROCESS FROM HAPPENING.
SO FAR, THE VACCINE'S BEEN EFFECTIVE IN MICE.
THE FINDINGS ARE IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL, NATURE MEDICINE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
YOU MAY NOT KNOW THIS.. BUT OSTEOPOROSIS IS NOT JUST A WOMAN'S DISEASE.
MEN CAN GET THE FRAGILE BONE CONDITION ALSO.
IN FACT, THE DAIRY INDUSTRY CITES A NEW SURVEY WHICH SHOWS ONE IN EIGHT MEN WILL SUFFER A FRACTURE IN THEIR LIFETIME.. DUE TO OSTEOPOROSIS.
EXPERTS RECOMMEND THAT MEN CONSUME FOODS HIGH IN CALCIUM.. TO KEEP THEIR BONES STRONG.//
VT=VO

((vo))
HERE IN THE U-S... VIAGRA MAY BE HOT.
BUT IN IRAQ.. IT'S APPARENTLY NOT!
THAT COUNTRY HAS NOW BANNED THE IMPOTENCY DRUG FROM ENTERING ITS BORDERS.
IRAQI OFFICIALS SAY VIAGRA HAD BAD EFFECTS ON GENERAL HEALTH THERE.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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((Archive: NRV )) [2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Kmc/Pev]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The U-S and its NATO allies have agreed to provide a safe haven for thousands of Kosovo refugees, who've been trying to survive in border camps.
And despite inclimate weather, NATO airstrikes continue over Yugoslavia.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


About eight- thousand people attended the Reverend Jerry Falwell's Easter workship services.
The holiday served as the backdrop for the Reverend's groundbreaking.
Falwell dedicated the land where he's going to build a new church.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And thousands spent the holiday stopping and smelling....the CHERRY blossoms.
The 87th annual National Cherry Blossom Festival was in full bloom yesterday.
The event runs through this week.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this MOnday, April fifth.
[ANCHOR=PAtrick]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Kosovo]


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


The U-S and its NATO allies have agreed to provide a safe haven for thousands of Kosovo refugees, who've been trying to survive in border camps.
Airlifts should begin today.
Bobbi Harley has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=From Big cities to small]
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman; :36]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=On Capitol Hill]

(( FROM BIG CITIES TO SMALL TOWNS-- THE FIRES CONTINUE TO RAGE IN YUGOSLAVIA.
A NEW ROUND OF NATO BOMBS REPORTEDLY STRUCK ARMY HUBS, OIL REFINERIES, AND BELGRADE'S MAIN AIRPORT SUNDAY NIGHT.
SERB TELEVISION SAYS MILITARY BARRACKS WERE DESTROYED IN A TOWN 125-MILES SOUTH OF THE YUGOSLAV CAPITAL...
AS WELL AS AN AIR FORCE COMMAND CENTER FURTHER NORTH.
BUT BAD WEATHER IS STILL HAMPERING NATO EFFORTS TO GET AT SERB TANKS AND SOLDIERS.
THE U-S HOPES A PLAN TO SEND IN APACHE HELICOPTERS, ROCKET LAUNCHERS, AND 2000 SUPPORT TROOPS... WILL THEM ACHEIVE THIS GOAL:
((SOT: KENNETH BACON/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN))

"It's a logical expansion of the current air operation. It gives us greater precision, all-weather capability, day or night, to go after the types of weapons that the Yugoslav army ... is using to not only repress the Kosovar Albanian people but to drive them from their villages and to shell and crush the villages." ((track))
NATO ALLIES ARE ALSO TACKLING A MUCH BIGGER QUESTION:
WHAT TO DO WITH THE MORE THAN 350-THOUSAND ETHNIC ALBANIANS WHO HAVE FLED KOSOVO.. FOR NEIGHBORING ALBANIA, MACEDONIA, AND MONTENEGRO?
OFFICIALS SAY THE SQUALID CONDITIONS AT THE REFUGEE CAMPS ARE ONLY GETTING WORSE-- IN FACT, SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY DIED.
NATO COUNTRIES ARE NOW OFFERING TO HELP IN THE HUMANITARIAN EFFORT--
INCLUDING THE U-S... WHICH WILL PROVIDE TEMPORARY SHELTER FOR UP TO 20-THOUSAND HOMELESS KOSOVARS. ((suggested standup)) Latest on three soldiers being held. Serbs now consider them prisoners of war.. and they will be held until the conflict is over.))

[2-Shipyard-Strike]


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


America's only source of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers is facing a strike this morning.
Members of the United Steelworkers union formed picket lines outside Newport News Shipbuilding early this morning.
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.

[S-Falwell-Reax]


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


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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[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."
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[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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[Camera-Reel]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Newsreel]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Newsreel]


Cameras in the courtroom are nothing new these days..
But, in the late 1980s the thought of having live coverage of trial proceedings and verdicts was controversial.
Keith Humprhy takes a look back in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=In 1987, Virginia courts]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :01]
[SUPER=07-David Lee Fisher; :13 Quick!]
[SUPER=01-Jim Updike/Bedford Co. Prosecutor; 1:12 ]
[SUPER=10-Judge William Sweeney/Bedford Circuit Court/Now Retired; 1:24]
[SUPER=07-Jens Soering; 1:38]
[RUNS=3:00]
[OUT Q=I'm Keith Humphry]


((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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:16:45]
[IN Q=has the jury reached a]

((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]
[OUT Q=AS DEATH]


Fisher was executed 10-days ago.
The judge and lawyers from Bedford County agreed there were few problems with the cameras.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:20:54]
[IN Q=I really]

((JIM UPDIKE;I REALLY DIDN'T TAKE ANY NOTICE OF THEM AND YOU REALLY FORGET ABOUT THEM BEING THERE)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=being there]


But the concern lay with nervous witnesses since they have the most to lose.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:26:59]
[IN Q=The witnesses]

((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 AM SURE MOST OF YOU COULD APPRECIATE.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=appreciate]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:32]
[IN Q=Jens Soering]

((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)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=iNNOCENT]


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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((Archive: NRV ))

[Cherry-Blossoms]


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


Washington, D-C was in full bloom for Easter Sunday...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Thousands of tourists and local residents came out 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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[2-WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=Web Watch]
[GRAPHIC=Web Watch]


It's not too late to travel to the Holy Land for an Easter Pilgrimage.
You can do it by surfing the internet.
Eric Earnhart has more in Web Watch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The battle over]
[SUPER=02-Sasa Mirkovic/Station Manager; :31]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7]

(([intro] [RUNS 05]
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.
[natsot]

[RUNS 05]
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.))

[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, another week on the PGA tour means another win for David Duval.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Some 92-hundred hourly workers at Newprt News Shipbuilding are on strike this morning.
They want an across-the board hourly pay increase.
The company said it would use salaried employees to continue operations.
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There's still a long way to go, but members of Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church have taken the first step toward a new building.
They broke ground yesterday on a 22-million dollar, 12-thousand seat church.
Falwell says it will be the biggest sanctuary in the U-S.
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And they're celebrating the National Cherry Blossom Festival just across the Potomac in Washington.
It's the 87-th year of the event.
The three- thousand cherry trees were a gift to Washington from the city of Tokyo back in 19-12.
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