[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The latest wave of NATO air strikes has targeted already hard-hit industrial sites.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And job layoffs at Norfolk southern
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


You've got to really hold your ground as you walk outside today, with winds gusting to near 40 miles an hour.
Cool, northwesterly winds will hold temperatures down in the upper 50s today.
The complete forecast is straight ahead.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Norfolk-Southern]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-14]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern Layoffs]


The global economic crisis has caught up with Norfolk Southern.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


The railroad is laying off 110-Roanoke workers who make cars that transport coal.
N-S said its coal shipments have been slowing down.
The reason: Foreign countries with weak currencies can't afford to buy higher-priced American coal.
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[SOT 19:44:53]
[IN Q=our ability]

((SUSAN BLAND: OUR ABILITY TO SELL COAL IN THE REST OF THE WORLD DIRECTLY IMPACTS OUR ABILITY TO EMPLOY PEOPLE HERE. PEOPLE NEED TO REMEMBER THAT COAL IS A VITAL PART OF THE ROANOKE ECONOMY.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Bland/Norfolk Southern;]
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[OUT Q=ROANOKE ECONOMY]
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[VO-NAT]


The workers getting furloughed make "hoppers" and locomotives.
Hoppers are the open-topped cars that move piles of coal.
Norfolk Southern said the layoffs are not at all related to its 10-billion-dollar takeover of Conrail.
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[Train-Derailment]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=train derailment]


The death count climbs to three in an early morning train derailment in Germany.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bonn, Germany]


The two- car elevated train plunged some 30 feet into a river and landed on its side.
Close to 60 were injured.
German officials say construction work on the train over the weekend likely caused it to jump a section of track.

It's the first fatal crash since the train began running in 19-01.
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[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


High Powered pep talks are the order of the day in thecontinued NATO operation against the Yugoslav government.
On two continents, President Clinton and his Secretary of State beat the drum to rally continued support for operation allied force.
Lee Cowan reports.
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[SOT]

[11:30 update window]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Barksdale AFB, LA;]
[SUPER=03-Brussels;]
[SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;]
[SUPER=01-Javier Solana/NATO Secretary General;]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.]


[Marines]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-2; 07:33]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Roanoke Marine Reserves say they are ready for combat if their country calls.
This weekend they underwent a series of tests, preparing them for deployment.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Marines]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Captain Ted Adams/U. S. Marines; :19]
[SUPER=20-Joy/Sutton; :55]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 1990; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=JSU, News 7, Roanoke.]
[SOT: 19:04:47]

((The Marines of Bravo Company, 4th Combat Engineer battalion are ready for action.
The battalion received high ratings from inspectors on deployment readiness.
And as Captain Ted Adams tells us training and being prepared for combat is a matter of life and death. [19:04:55] [IN Q: THEY HAVE TO BELIEVE] (( CAPTAIN TED ADAMS/ ROANOKE US MARINES:THEY HAVE TO BELIEVE EVERY TIME THEY GO OUT AND TRAIN, EVERY TIME THEY SHOW UP HERE, IT HAS TO BE AS REAL AS POSSIBLE TO THEM SO THEY HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF COMING HOME ALIVE.)) [RUNS09] [OUT Q: COMING HOME ALIVE]
In this class Marines go through demolition training....in another class they are training on rifles.
There are 127 reserve marines ready to go at a moments notice.
For these troops Kosovo is not yet a reality...but something to be prepared for.
[SOT 19:07:12]
[IN Q= FOR US IT IS NOT]

(( FOR US IT IS NOT A REAL THREAT...WE HAVE NOT BEEN ACTIVATED IN TERMS OF ANY SUPPORT FOR KOSOVO. IF THEY CALL US THE MARINES ARE READY TO GO.)) [RUNS 09] [OUT Q: READY TO GO]
If called into active duty the marines would have 48 hours to pack-up their gear and deploy.
But as for now the marines will continue to prepare for the day when they might be called to serve their country.
Joy Sutton News 7, Roanoke.))

[Pitts-Remains]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Pitts Remains Found]


An autopsy is scheduled for today on the skeletal remains found in Pittsylvania County Thursday. Family members have identified the belongings on the remains as those of 78-year old Howard Eddie Logan of Danville.
Authorities with the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department said Logan was in the early stages of Alzheimer's.
The cause of death is still unknown .

[Chichester]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


Another Virginia death row inmate is scheduled for execution tomorrow.
36 year old Carl Chichester is scheduled to die for the shooting death of a Manassas pizza shop manager.
Chichester's attorneys have a final appeal pending in the Supreme Court and have asked Governor Gilmore for clemancy.
His lawyers say Chichester isn't the man who shot 30 year old Timothy Rigney in August 19-91.

[House-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-4; 1:40:39]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Authorities are continuing their investigation into a fire that damaged part of a home in Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The fire broke out at about 9-30 last night at 308 Campbell Street.
Firefighters managed to put the blaze out quickly and no one was injured.
There's no word yet on the cause.
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[Groundbreaking]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-1; 1:43:45]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In Bedford County, the fire station, rescue squad, and sheriff's department will soon be house in one building.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


A groundbreaking ceremony was held over the weekend for the Shady Grove public safety building.
The new facility will be directly across from the Shady Grove Baptist Church on Route 6-19.
Sheriff Mike Brown says this means more efficient service for residents.
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[SOT 19:25:17]
[IN Q=what it's going to mean]

((MICHAEL BROWN/SHERIFF: WHAT IT'S GOING TO MEAN TO THE CITIZENS IS CONCEIVABLY A REDUCTION IN RESPONSE TIME TO THIS AREA..HOPEFULLY OF ONE-HALF))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford County Sheriff;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q= hopefull of one-half]
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[VO-NAT]


The facility is scheduled to open at the end of August.
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[E-Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=Feedback]
[GRAPHIC=Feedback]


A story on a web site dealing with convicted killer Earl Bramblett brought some mail this week.
Assignment editor Joe McKean tells us what it's about, in News-7's Feedback.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The story]
[SUPER=04-April 5; :00]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=McKean, News-7.]

((The story Keith Humphry reported earlier this month focused on Doug Graham, who has taken his interest in the Hodges murder case to the Internet.
Graham's web site argues that someone other than Earl Bramblett killed the Hodges family nearly five years ago.
A viewer from Fort Chiswell saw the story and wrote:
"The part that really bothers me is that the man you were interviewing said that justice was not served for Earl. He is partly right, justice was NOT served because Earl is still alive and an innocent family, especially two innocent children, do not have that privilege."
It's always a privilege for us to hear your comments on our news coverage or topics in the news.
Just be sure to include your name and hometown when you're writing.
Letters should be sent to News-7, P.O. Box. 7, Roanoke, Virginia, 24022-0007.
For faxes, the number to use is 540-343-7269.
E-mail should be sent to news@wdbj7.com.
And you'll also find a moderated on-line forum at our web site, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

[wine tasting]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-11]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Dozens of people turned out for a wine tasting at the Vinton War Memorial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Yesterday;]


19 different wines from Italy, France, Germany, Spain, and the U-S were on hand yesterday.
The Roanoke Valley Wine Company President says there is a definite distinction between wines from different countries.
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[SOT 19:35:13]
[IN Q=WHEN WE'RE TALKING ]

((BETH CRITTENDEN/PRES. ROANOKE VALLEY WINE CO.:WHEN WE'RE TALKING A CHARDONNAY FROM AMERICA AND A CHARDONNAY GROWN IN FRANCE OR IN ITALY...BECAUSE OF THE WAY IT IS GROWN, THE SOIL AND THE TREATMENT OF THE WINE IT COMES OUT DIFFERENTLY, IT TASTES DIFFERENTLY.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Crittenden/Pres. Roanoke Valley Wine Co.]
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[OUT Q=IT TASTES DIFFERENTLY]
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[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[SS=]


The international wine tasting tour was to commemorate the Roanoke Festival in the Park's 30th anniversary.
This year's festivities officially began on May 26th.

[Beavers-caught]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's two down, at least one to go in Washington's battle with the beavers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[7:46:36]
A second cherry tree eating beaver was captured yesterday and trappers say they've sighted a third.
The first beaver was captured Saturday in a trap set near the Jefferson Memorial.
The beavers chewed through nine cherry trees and nibled four more at the height of the spring blossoms.
The animals are being released in areas where they can chomp to their hearts' content.
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[Charlie-Daniels]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Charlie Daniels and his Devil Wupin' band have been a country music fixture for almost thirty years.
They are out with a new album and Daniels is getting ready to hit the road.
Mark Mcewen has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Volunteer Jam XI/1989; :00]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Daniels/Singer-Songwriter; :22]
[SUPER=01-Mark McEwan/Reporting; :53]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=for cbs news.]

(( SINCE 1974 DANIELS' VOLUNTEER JAM CONCERT HAS BECOME A TENNESSE TRADITION AND IS THE PROTOTYPE FOR MANY OF TODAY'S DAY LONG MUSIC EVENTS.
((NAT SND))
((TRACK)) ( time :02 ) BUT THIS YEAR.. THERE'S A LITTLE TWIST.

((SOT)) Charlie Daniels

"This year we're actually going on the road with Volunteer Jam and kind of let the rest of the country see all the fun we've been havin in Nashville all these many years. (:06)
((nat snd)) black and white tape
((TRACK)) (time :09) THE THIRTY FOUR CITY TOUR CONINCIDES WITH THE RELEASE OF DANIELS' NEW ALBUM "TAILGATE PARTY" WHICH FEATURES THE BANDS HITS AS WELL AS COVERS OF SOME SOUTHERN ROCK CLASSICS.

((SOT))

"It was really a fun album to make, most of them are really familiar tunes that we'd been hearin for a lot of years and we got to take them and put our own little touch on them." (:09)
((nat snd)) (black and white or 3/4)
((TRACK)) KEEPING WITH THE TRADITION OF THE VOLUNTEER JAM DANIELS FORMED A CHARITY PARTNERSHIP WITH HABBITAT FOR HUMANITY.. PLEDGING TO BUILD HOMES IN TOUR MARKETS.

((SOT)) Charlie Daniels

"That's an awesome thing for an organization to walk up and put the keys to a house in someone's hand who had no hope of ever owning their own home." (:08)

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((TRACK)) (time :04 ) ALTHOUGH CHARLIE WILL BE ON HAND AT SOME OF THE SITES HE'S GONNA KEEP AWAY FROM THE TOOLS.

((SOT)) INTV TAPE 000311

"You'd hate to see a house I built, it would be a horrible looking thing, but I do intend to visit some of the sites.

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((nat snd))
((TRACK)) AT 62.. DANIELS ADMITTS HE MAY HAVE MELLOWED BUT DON'T COUNT ON HIM SLOWING DOWN.

((SOT))

I have made no plans for retirement, none. // I wanna keep playing music and I intend to as long as I can."
((nat snd))
Mark McEwen, CBS News.))
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Volunteer Jam Tour kicks off April 21st in Jackson, Tennessee.

[Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-1]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


The rain this weekend helped Roanoke's main reservoir hold its own.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


The morning reading at Carvins Cove was 17-point-8 feet below full pond.
That's almost exactly where it was last week, before yesterday's showers.
City officials are hoping for more rain later this week.
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[Masters]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-34 (34:36)]
[GRAPHIC=Masters Logo]


Close, but no celebratory cigar for the Shark.
At one time during the final round of the Masters, five golfers were tied for the lead. But Jose Maria Olazabal broke away from that group to win his second green jacket.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta, GA/CBS Sports; :]


The back nine drama picked at the 13-th hole. Greg Norman, the crowd favorite, rolls in this eagle putt to take a one shot lead on Olazabal at 7 under par.
But just seconds later, Olazabal answered. He would make this long putt for birdie and the two walked off the 13-th green tied at 7 under.
Norman would bogey 14 and 15 and Olazabal would make his par putt on 18 to finish with a 71 for a total of 280, eight under par. Number 13 turned out to be the deciding hole.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="As soon as...]
[SUPER=01-Jose Maria Olazabal/1999 Masters Champion; :]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...crucial putt."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Davis Love finished second at 6 under par after shooting a 71 yesterday. Norman came in third at 5 under, with a final-round 73.
[GRAPHIC=McKnight]


Tom Mcknight of Galax shot 77 to finish second among the four amateurs at 9 over par.



[Lipinski-Coach]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports]


The man who coached figure skater Tara Lipinski to an Olympic gold medal is being accused of sexual misconduct.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit/August 1997;]

[7:39:32]
The New York times reports one of Richard Callaghan's former skaters, thirty-six year old Craig Maurizi, claims the two began having sex in 19-81.
Callaghan says the accusations are a ploy to rob him of his skaters at the Detroit Skating club.
Callaghan resigned from his job as director last month.
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[Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-26 (1:42:08)]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche]


A two-run seventh inning allowed the Salem Avalanche a four-game split with the defending Carolina League champions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Salem vs Wilmington;]


Mugsy the mascot made an appearance on top of the home dugout.
The game was scoreless until the fifth, when Dave Ullery hits this double to leftcenter.
One run comes in, the Blue Rocks take the advantage.
Wilmington was in scoring position again, but Dean Brueggemann makes this play on the come-backer to the mound.
He turns around and gets the runner at second to end the inning.
[SUPER=37-Salem/4/Wilmington/2/;]


Salem got on the board in the bottom of the fifth.
John Lindsay's fielders choice scores (shawn)Chone Figgins.
Salem goes on to win it 4 to 2.
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[Braves]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-42 (33:11)]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


It looks like Mark Wohlers' days with Atlanta-- and the entire Braves system-- are over. The veteran reliever has notified Braves officials that he will not accept his assignment to the minors-- effectively declaring himself a free agent.
On the field last night, the Braves didn't need any help from the closer to steal one from the Diamondbacks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/TBS; :]


The skies were clear over Turner Field in Atlanta.
Arizona jumped out to the early lead.
Travis Lee gets all of this Greg Maddux pitch-- sending it over the left centerfield wall for a solo shot and the one- nothing lead.
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/3/Arizona/2/;]


But in the bottom of the ninth, Andruw Jones steps up to the plate, and sends one into short left field.
Two runs come around to score.
Atlanta wins it 3 to 2.
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[wipe wipe wipe]

[Mac]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-29 (1:08:48)]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX Sports; :]


The Cardinals and Reds hooked up in St. Louis, and Mark McGwire is back on the hot seat.
Here, he goes deep off of Jason (bur-AY)Bere.
The solo homer to left is his second of the season.
But the Cardinals still fall to the Reds 4 to 2.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-38 (33:21)]
[GRAPHIC=Bristol]


Rusty Wallace ends four-years of rainbow domination at Bristol, taking the checkered flag at the Food City 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/ESPN; :]


Early on, Tony Stewart makes a strong move to challenge Wallace for the lead.
Dale Earnhardt would start at the back of the pack, but with 258 laps remaining, he was running 12-th.
Then the third caution of the day comes out.
Robert Pressley spins on the back stretch, collecting Bobby Labonte.
Wallace would get out of the pits first after the caution to lead the race again.
He would lead 223 of the first 283 laps.
Then a crash collects some of the top-runners.
Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart get caught up in the accident.
And with less than 20 laps to go, it turned into a two- car race.
Rusty Wallace holds off Mark Martin to win the Food City 500 in a brand new car.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="He got...]
[SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Food City 500 Winner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Martin/Finished Second; :14]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=.....Taurus team."]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Dale Jarrett was third, John Andretti fourth, Jeff Burton fifth, and Jeff Gordon finished sixth.