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[4:55:30] ((VISAR REKA/KLA SPOKESMAN:"What they intend to is to involve to provoke Albania into the conflict and create a new problem a bigger problem."))
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Amid concerns that Serbian aggression is spreading... The Pentagon says it's ready to call up thousands of reservists .
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And today the world finds out who is 197 million dollars richer.
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Well, you couldn't BUY a sunnier afternoon....temperatures will gradually warm up to near 70.
You'll want to enjoy today, because tomorrow brings the promise of some rainfall.
Details on that, coming up.
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News 7 at noon is next.

[Kosovo]


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Some major developments this afternoon in the NATO conflict with Serbia.
A NATO air strike has reportedly killed dozens of people who were in a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees in Kosovo.
A NATO military spokesman says the alliance is investigating the report, but can't confirm it.
Meantime the Pentagon says it is now ready to call up several thousands reservisits to boost the NATO air War.
And Germany is now the latest European Country to offer a cease fire proposal in Yugoslavia.
Lee Cowan is in Washington with an update.
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[Lottery-Winner]


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It's a story straight out of a hollywood script, Imigrant comes to America and wins millions in the lottery.
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But it's real life for Maria Grasso who today came forward with the 197 million dollar big game ticket, making her the biggest INDIVIDUAL lottery prize winner in U-S history.
Grasso has been working in Boston as a babysitter since 19-96.
Now she will focus her attention on her own family still living in Chile.
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Grasso purchased her ticket April sixth at a grocery store near Fenway Park.

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Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr traveled to Capitol Hill today to tell a Senate panel that he opposes the very law that created his position.
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In his testimony, Starr complained that the law has inherent weaknesses and violates the constitution.
And he raises concerns about the cost and length of many independent counsel investigations.
Still he stands by his investigation of president Clinton.
The independent counsel statute expires June 30th, unles Congress decides to give it new life.
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[wipe///wipe//wipe//][Bork]


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One former supreme Court nominee who is in Salem, also thinks the office of independent counsel is a bad idea.
Robert Bork says the country is misled about Starr.
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[02:41:58] ((JUDGE BORK: I THINK STARR HAS A VERY STRAIGHT FORWARD VERSION OF HIS DUTIES, WHICH IS TO GET AT THE FACTS AND APPLY THE LAW TO THEM, PERIOD. AND I THINK THE WHITE HOUSE HAS SMEARED HIM WITHOUT LETUP FOR A LONG TIME NOW.))
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Bork is known for his role in the Watergate scandal, and as President Reagan's Supreme Court Nominee in 1987.
He spoke at Roanoke College last night.

[Quayle]


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He's been vice president. But now, Dan Quayle would like the top job.
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Quayle today officially entered the Republican race for the White house while giving a speech at an Indiana High School.
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[vo-nat]
It's Quayle's first run for office since he and President Bush lost their 1992 re-election bid.

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Fire gutted a Bedford County home.
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Last Night, fire broke out at a house in the Village Green Subdivision on Courtland Drive.
Firefighters say the residents were home at the time but there were no serious injuries.
The fire was reported by neighbors who saw smoke coming from the residence.
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[Death-Penalty]


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Virginia has executed its fifth inmate of 1999.
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[take PICTURE FULL SCREEN] At 9-05 last night Carl Hamilton Chichester was pronounced dead by injection at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt . restaurant manager.
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[Victory-Stadium]


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Roanoke residents have voted to give Victory Stadium a face lift.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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(( No question Victory Stadium is showing her age, and at tonight's public meeting she held nothing back.
Tour groups saw crumbling concrete.
Locker rooms so small, nobody uses them.

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(( JIM FARMER/PARKS AND REC. DEPT.; IT'S TIGHT QUARTERS, 9 SHOWER HEADS AND FIVE OR SIX URINALS. ))
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Bathrooms nobody WANTS to use...
And then there are the floodlines.
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Some of the structural problems are severe, this column in the basement is cracked all the way up as far as you can see, and if you look into the crack, you can actually see all the way through the building to the sky.

The choices, spend 22 million dollars to renovate it and the surrounding complex, or replace it with a smaller structure, for between 5 and 10 million.

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(( SHERLEY STUART/FORMER WILLIAM FLEMING COACH; I THINK WE OUGHT TO REMODEL THE BUILDING, MAKE ABOUT, A BIG PARKING AREA SO PEOPLE CAN COME TO THE PLACE, AND HAVE SOME LIGHTS OUT THERE SO THEY CAN SEE. ))
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Current Flemming coach George Killa Miller would like city high schools to have their own fields... but...

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(( COACH GEORGE "KILLA" MILLER; THIS IS A LANDMARK, I PLAYED HERE AND I'VE COACHED ALL MY LIFE HERE IN THIS STADIUM, SO I SOMEWHAT HAVE MIXED EMOTIONS. ))
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During the public meeting residents were told to take their opinins and STICK them... on the plan of their choice... with post-it notes.
Roanoke Wrath coach Steve Holt says a smaller stadium is better.
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((STEVE HOLT/ROANOKE WRATH COACH AND PRESIDENT; THE ATMOSPHERE COULD BE SO MUCH BETTER AND CLOSER, AND I THINK THAT AS WE BUILD SPORTS WE NEED, WE NEED THE FANS TO BE CLOSER TO THE ACTION, NOT FURTHER AWAY. ))
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But when all votes were posted... the renovation plan won out.

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(( BARBARA DUERK/NEIGHBORS IN SOUTH ROANOKE; I BELIEVE THAT WE NEED A QUALITY FACILITY THAT WILL ACCOMODATE MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE ))
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But can the city accomodate the 22 million dollar price tag?
That remains to be seen.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))









[cervical-cancer]


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A new way to treat the most severe cases of cervical cancer is getting strong support from the National Cancer Institute.
In fact, the discovery is actually changing the way cervical cancer will be treated.
Sandra Maas reports.
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[Terminator-ride]


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Now you can go face to face with the Terminator.
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Univeral studios introduces T-2 3-D, its newest ride.
It's base on Arnold Scwarzenegger's hit movie Terminator 2.
Mr. Schwarzenegger himself helped unveil the ride, with explosions, helicopter manueverings and spectacular stunt work.
The latest Universal Studio adventure ride is a multi-million dollar project from Oscar winning director James Cameron.
It opens to the public May 6.
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[Avalanche]


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For the second night in a row, high winds and chilly temperatures kept attendance down at Salem Memorial Field.
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Salem's mascot--Mugsy--tried to drum up some fan support for the Avalanche, by getting friendly with the fans.
But it was the Indians who would score early. In the top of the second Kinston's Joe Kilburg hits this grounder that gets by Brian Keck. Mike Hullsman scores for the one-nothing lead.
The Indians would add two more runs in the second. Zach Sorensen takes the offering from Josh Kalinowski and knocks it into center field. Indians up three- nothing.
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Salem didn't go home empty-handed. (Shawn)Chone Figgins scores on the wild pitch in the fifth. But the Indians win this one 4-to-3.
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[Sears]


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The Avalanche had one of its power hitters back in the line-up.
Todd Sears missed most of the opening series with Wilmington because of the flu bug.
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Sears is almost up to full speed, after going one-for- four and scoring a run in last night's contest. But the bug that sidelined him has also infected several other players.
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The Avalanche wraps up its first homestand tonight at seven o'clock against Kinston.
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[Giants]


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On to the gridiron, where the New York Giants hope Roanoke's Tiki Barber can be a calming influence on the infamous Kerry Collins.
Steve Mason has more.
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((Last year, the New York Giant ruinning back was most productive as a reciever. He hauled in 42 passes, averaged 8.3 yards per reception and scored three touchdowns through the air. The UVa grad also gained nearly 18 yards everytime he ran back a kick off. And while the Giants are high on his ability to break the big run Tiki Barber still approaches his third NFL season much like his first, with something to prove. ((TIKI BARBER:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:)) Tiki is usually the first Giant in the locker room to lift weights, but football is not his life. He embarked on his acting career this off season and will make the biggest move of his life next month when he ties the knot with his college sweetheart, Jenny Cha. ((:)) The Giants open mini camp May 10th. Steve Mason, News 7 sports".))


[Bodine]


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Martinsville will once again be the hotbed of racing activity this weekend, with Sunday's Goody's Body Pain 500.
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But before the action begins, tune in this Saturday night at seven, for a half-hour NASCAR 99 special - a preview of what's to come.
Among the stories we'll have for you is an in depth chat with Geoff Bodine, who turns 50 years old on race day.
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Don't forget, that half-hour NASCAR special is coming up Saturday night at seven.


[Hand-walker]


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[WRITER=mel]
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And finally this afternoon, call him the fastest man on two hands.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

Thirty-four year old Mark Kenny has set a new Guinness World record by descending 60 flights of stairs in 51 minutes and 22 seconds.
The former high school wrestling champ did it at the Citcorp Center in New York City.
Waiting for him at the end of his journey, was a big interactive salute to the creative use of hands-- which include(------------) d jugglers, masseuses, artists and shoe shiners.