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Police are finding bombs and booby traps left behind by the two students who apparently killed as many as 25 people, including themselves, yesterday at a Colorado high school.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Virginia executes its sixth inmate.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[School-shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon.
In Littleton, Colorado this morning a dozen bombs have been found inside Columbine High School, the site of the worst school massacre in U-S history.
As many as 25 are feared dead inside the school, more than 20 others were injured.
Andrew Colton joins us live with an update.
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(((NAT) WE'VE HEARD IT BEFORE.... IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN HERE. HOW COULD IT HAPPEN HERE.... AT COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL.... JUST SOUTH OF DENVER... A TYPICAL SCHOOL DAY -- INTERRUPTED BY GUNFIRE. 3-YOUNG MEN DRESSED IN FATIGUES AND BLACK TRENCH COATS ... WITH AUTOMATIC GUNS-- AND PERHAPS BOMBS STRAPPED TO THEIR BODIES.
SOT: SOMETHING OUT OF A MOVIE... 17:11:00

POLICE SAY THE STUDENTS KNEW THE SCHOOL WELL. THEY WERE JUNIORS .... STUDENTS WHO KNEW EXACTLY HOW CROWDED THE CAFETERIA AND LIBRARY WOULD BE DURING LUNCHTIME...WHEN THEY OPENED FIRE.
MOS SOT:

...HE STARTED WAVING THE GUN IN FRONT OF ME... STUDENTS SAY THE GUNMEN WERE TARGETING MINORITIES AND ATHLETES. POLICE SAY THEY MAY NEVER KNOW WHAT PROMPTED THE ATTACK...THE GUNMEN EVENTUALLY KILLED THEMSELVES.
SOT: JOHN STONE/JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF IT APPEARS TO BE A SUICIDE MISSION.

BEFORE THEY FOUND THE MEMBERS OF THE SO-CALLED "TRENCH COAT MAFIA" ... SWAT TEAMS SURROUNDED THE SCHOOL... AND WENT IN... FINDING STUDENTS WHO HAD BARRICADED THEMSELVES INTO CLASSROOMS... AND ONE WHO WAS TRYING TO JUMP OUT A 2ND STORY WINDOW.
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... AND THEN BEFORE THE SWAT TEAM HAD EVEN FINISHED SECURING THE SCHOOL... BEFORE THE BODIES HAD BEEN REMOVED FROM THE SCENE... THE COMMUNITY CAME TOGETHER ... AT A NEARBY CATHOLIC CHURCH TO MOURN. CBS NEWS LITTLETON, CO.))

[E-Jenkins]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-4 1:52:46]
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Virginia executed its sixth convicted killer of the year last night.
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[VO-NAT]


Arthur Ray Jenkins shot his elderly uncle and an elderly companion in the face in 1990.
He died by lethal injection at the Greensville Correctional Facility just after nine.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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In denying a clemency petition, Governor Gilmore said even while on death row, Jenkins was a threat to correctional officers and other inmates.

[Evans]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Andre Evans]


Was it pre-meditated murder or self- defense?
The issue took center stage in the capital murder trial of Andre Evans in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
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There's no question bad blood existed between Andre Evans and Timothy Robinson..
[SUPER=04-September 1997]

a week long argument came to a head on September 23, 1997, when Robinson confronted Evans in front of several witnesses on Franklin Street in Bedford.
But Evans turned his back on Robinson and walked to a nearby relative's house.. he emerged a few minutes later with a .45 caliber handgun, walked up to Robinson and shot him four times.
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[SUPER=01-Webster Hogeland/Defense Attorney; :12]
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Testimony will resume later this morning.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ssa]
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In sports, an overdue award for a driver from Danville.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[Steve Live]

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[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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NATO airstrikes are hitting close to home for Slobodan Milosevic.
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[SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;]


Serb Television says missiles struck a high-rise building that houses several offices of the ruling party in Yugoslavia.
In Washington, meanwhile, the top two Pentagon officials head to Capitol Hill today to discuss how much money should be spent on the Kosovo mission.
President Clinton wants six BILLION, but Republicans want more.
Congress is also seriously considering ground troops.
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((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN//R-AZ: 'I HOPE THIS RESOLUTION, SHOULD IT BE ADOPTED, WILL ENCOURAGE THE ADMINISTRATION AND OUR ALLIES WILL FIND THE COURAGE AND RESOLVE TO PROSECUTE THIS WAR IN THE MANNER MOST LIKELY TO RESULT IN IT'S EARLY END AND SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION."))
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NATO is getting reinforcements.
A dozen U-S Apache helicopters left Italy early today, en route to Albania, with more expected to follow.
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[S-Chrisley]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-8; 1:29:39]
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A Republican from Dublin is running for the seat vacated by delegate Tommy Baker.
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Barbara Chrisley is a registered medical technologist and dietitian and is currently head of the Foods and Nutrition Program at Radford University.
But Chrisley says it's her that has best prepared her for politics.
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(( BARBARA CHRISLEY/R-HOUSE CANDIDATE: IN THAT POSITION I REPRESENT OVER 13-HUNDRED REGISTERED DIETITIANS AND ROUTINELY GO UP TO RICHMOND AND DO SOME LEGISLATIVE TYPE OF WORK-- WE'RE SEEKING TO LOBBY TO GET THE INTEREST OF LEGISLATORS ON OUR SIDE, OF COURSE. ))
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Chrisley says she actually postponed an earlier announcement after learning Baker, who's also a Republican, was considering another term.
Baker was NOT at yesterday's announcement and could NOT be reached for comment.
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[E-Celebrex]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-5 1:17:16]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]


Doctors at Lewis-Gale Clinic say there is no cause for alarm even though the popular arthritis pain reliever Celebrex has reportedly been linked to ten deaths in the United States.
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Two-and-a-half million prescriptions have been filled, since it went on the market three months ago.
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((DR. TIMOTHY HENSHAW/RHEUMATOLOGIST: WHENEVER YOU HAVE A MEDICATION WITH THIS MANY PERSCRIPTIONS WRITTEN THERE ARE GOING TO BE SIDE EFFECTS AND COMPLICATIONS, WITH SOME OF THEM CAN BE REALLY SERIOUS, SO THIS IS NOT OUTSIDE THE REALM OF WHAT'S EXPECTED. ))
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Doctor Henshaw says he doesn't believe the drug will be taken off the market.
The company that makes Celebrex maintains it's performing as expected.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, fruits and vegetables may help fight cancer-- even while fewer people are getting the disease.
Mika Brzezinski has those stories and more in this morning's Health check.
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(( THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER CONTINUES TO STEADILY DECLINE.
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((vo))
ACCORDING TO A NEW REPORT, THE CANCER RATE HAS DROPPED BY MORE THAN 2-PERCENT A YEAR SINCE 1992.
THE DECREASE HAS BEEN FASTER AMONG MEN THAN WOMEN.
SCIENTISTS SAY IT'S DUE IN LARGE PART TO FEWER PEOPLE SMOKING.//
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((vo))
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE ALSO PROVING TO BE POWERFUL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER.
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH FOUND THAT VITAMIN C CONTAINED IN THESE FOODS.. LOWERED ONE'S RISK FOR SEVERAL TYPES OF CANCER.
RESEARCHERS ARE NOW CALLING ON THE GOVERNMENT TO DOUBLE--OR EVEN TRIPLE--THE RECOMMENDED DAILY INTAKE OF VITAMIN C.//
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AND EGG-TRAODINARY NEWS FOR EGG LOVERS.
RESEARCHERS NOW SAY EATING AN EGG A DAY IS NOT BAD FOR YOUR HEART AFTER ALL.
THE NEW STUDY SUGGESTS NUTRIENTS FOUND IN EGGS SOMEHOW COUNTERACT THEIR HIGH CHOLESTEROL.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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As many as 25 people are feared dead inside a high school in Littleton, Colorado, where police say two students went on a suicide shooting rampage yesterday.
Authorities aren't moving the bodies, because of the presence of bombs in thebuilding.
Some two dozen were wounded.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Apache helicopters left Italy this morning, headed for Kosovo.
They're expected to boost NATO's ability to hit Serb forces on the ground in Kosovo.
In overnight attacks, the allies sunk at least three missiles into a high-rise in Belgrade which houses the offices of Yugoslavia's ruling party.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And more than two dozen Hollins University students traveled to Craig County yesterday to defend a black man kicked out of his trailer park.
Neighbors of Oscar Ramsey posted signs with a racial slur telling him to go home.
The F-B-I is now investigating the incident.
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[ANCHOR=melanie]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday April 21st.
[ANCHOR=steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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[WRITER=mel]
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Worried about booby traps, police have yet to remove the bodies from Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
Authorities say two students were on a suicide mission when the shot up the school yesterday.
Fifteen students have been confirmed dead but authorities say that number could be as high as 25.
More than 20 others were injured, several of them critically.
Andrew Colton has the latest.
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[SUPER=01-John Stone/Jefferson Co. Sheriff; 1:01 QUICK!!!!!!]
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(((NAT) WE'VE HEARD IT BEFORE.... IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN HERE. HOW COULD IT HAPPEN HERE.... AT COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL.... JUST SOUTH OF DENVER... A TYPICAL SCHOOL DAY -- INTERRUPTED BY GUNFIRE. 3-YOUNG MEN DRESSED IN FATIGUES AND BLACK TRENCH COATS ... WITH AUTOMATIC GUNS-- AND PERHAPS BOMBS STRAPPED TO THEIR BODIES.
SOT: SOMETHING OUT OF A MOVIE... 17:11:00

POLICE SAY THE STUDENTS KNEW THE SCHOOL WELL. THEY WERE JUNIORS .... STUDENTS WHO KNEW EXACTLY HOW CROWDED THE CAFETERIA AND LIBRARY WOULD BE DURING LUNCHTIME...WHEN THEY OPENED FIRE.
MOS SOT: ...HE STARTED WAVING THE GUN IN FRONT OF ME...

STUDENTS SAY THE GUNMEN WERE TARGETING MINORITIES AND ATHLETES. POLICE SAY THEY MAY NEVER KNOW WHAT PROMPTED THE ATTACK...THE GUNMEN EVENTUALLY KILLED THEMSELVES.
SOT: JOHN STONE/JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF IT APPEARS TO BE A SUICIDE MISSION.

BEFORE THEY FOUND THE MEMBERS OF THE SO-CALLED "TRENCH COAT MAFIA" ... SWAT TEAMS SURROUNDED THE SCHOOL... AND WENT IN... FINDING STUDENTS WHO HAD BARRICADED THEMSELVES INTO CLASSROOMS... AND ONE WHO WAS TRYING TO JUMP OUT A 2ND STORY WINDOW.
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... AND THEN BEFORE THE SWAT TEAM HAD EVEN FINISHED SECURING THE SCHOOL... BEFORE THE BODIES HAD BEEN REMOVED FROM THE SCENE... THE COMMUNITY CAME TOGETHER ... AT A NEARBY CATHOLIC CHURCH TO MOURN. CBS NEWS LITTLETON, CO.))

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With this most recent school shooting in mind, Attorney General Mark Earley says Virginia is taking steps to prepare schools to handle such a tragedy ... hoping, of course, that it never becomes necessary.
Earley was in Dublin yesterday touring the New River Valley Regional Jail.
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[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


He says his office just wrapped up a year long task force examining gangs and youth violence in the Commonwealth and that the General Assembly has already acted on a number of recommendations.
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((MARK EARLEY:WE THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS TO BE IN EVERY SCHOOL IN THE COMMONWEALTH AND VIRGINIA IS MOVING TOWARD THAT. THE GOVERNOR'S NEW PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE HAS ACTED PRETTY SWIFTLY TO PUT SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS IN A NUMBER OF SCHOOLS THAT DIDN'T HAVE THEM.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Earley says his office also held a summit earlier this year in which he encouraged Virginia's schools superintendents and law enforcement officials to get a safe school plan in place, so that they'll be better prepared in the event of a tragedy.

[Gilmore-Reax]


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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
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Yesterday's school shooting comes as Governor Gilmore must decide whether to approve, or veto a bill that would ban all guns in vehicles on school parking lots in Virginia.
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[Take Pinnacle Page 1007] Right now, state law permits it .. if the guns and ammunition are locked and stored separately in vehicles. [Next page 1006]
This year, legislators passed a bill that would OUTLAW all firearms anywhere on school grounds. [Next page 1005] Governor Gilmore has until early May to decide whether to sign or veto the bill.
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[E-Craig-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-9 1:05:39]
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Hollins University students drove close to an hour yesterday afternoon to defend a black man kicked out of his neighborhood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.;]


About 25 students rallied for Oscar Ramsey's rights in the trailer park where he used to live.
They say Ramsey's neighbor should never have mounted a sign with a racial slur telling him to go home.
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((I THINK PEOPLE SEE ... IT'S NOT RIGHT.))
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[VO-NAT]


Ramsey has found a new home with a family that does not fear racist retribution.
But he says he will leave the area once his construction job wraps up.
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[SOT 12:45:59]
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((IF THEY'RE KIDS THEY OUGHTTA BE TAUGHT NOT TO DO THOSE THINGS. IF THEY'RE ADULTS THEY OUGHTTA KNOW BETTER.))
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[OUT Q=oughtta know better]
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[VO-NAT]


Local and state law enforcement officers do NOT plan to make arrests in this case.
It's now in the hands of the F-B-I.
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[2-Evans]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Andre Evans]


Another day of testimony-- another day trying to find the distinction between pre-meditated murder and self-defense.
The issue took center stage in the capital murder trial of Andre Evans in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


There's no question bad blood existed between Andre Evans and Timothy Robinson..
[SUPER=04-September 1997]

a weeks-long argument came to a head on September 23, 1997, when Robinson confronted Evans in front of several witnesses on Franklin Street in Bedford.
But Evans turned his back on Robinson and walked to a nearby relative's house.. he emerged a few minutes later with a .45 caliber handgun, walked up to Robinson and shot him four times.
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[VO-NAT]


Testimony will resume later this morning.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-4 1:52:46]
[GRAPHIC=Jenkins Executed]


Virginia carried out its sixth execution of 1999 last night.
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[VO-NAT]


Arthur Ray Jenkins shoot his elderly uncle and an elderly companion in the face in 1990.
He died by lethal injection at the Greensville Correctional Facility just after nine.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


In denying a clemency petition, Governor Gilmore said even while on death row, Jenkins was a threat to correctional officers and other inmates.

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((Archive: pottery))

[2-Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


NATO is getting reinforcements.
A dozen U-S Apache helicopters left Italy early today, en route to Albania, with more expected to follow. Overnight, NATO attacked targets throughout Yugoslavia, including the offices of the president's political party in Belgrade.
In Washington meanwhile, Congress is seriously considering ground troops-- even as the president says he is not.
Lee Cowan has the latest from Washington.
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[4;08:41]
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[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona; :10]
[SUPER=00-Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman; :35]
[SUPER=01-Sandy Berger/National Security Advisor; :42]
[SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:27]
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((ON CAPITOL HILL - THE SENATE WAS CONSIDERING GIVING THE PRESIDENT SOMETHING HE HASN'T ASKED FOR - AND BY ALL ACCOUNTS, SOMETHING HE DOESN'T WANT - THE AUTHORIZATION TO USE GROUND TROOPS. (( SUPER: SEN. JOHN MCCAIN//R-AZ ))
(( SOT AT 11:06:53 )) 'I hope this resolution, should it be adopted, will encourage theadministration and our allies

will find the courage and resolve to prosecute this war in the manner most likely to result in it's early end and successful conclusion." NATO OFFICIALS ADMIT GROUND TROOPS WAS AN OPTION CONSIDERED AS RECENTLY AS LAST FALL, BUT IS NOT ON THE TABLE ANYMORE.

(( SUPER: JAMIE SHEA//NATO SPOKESMAN )) (( SOT AT 9:32:35 )) "NATO's plan - back down."

AND AFTER A MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT AT THE WHITE HOUSE, HIS NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM AGREED.
(( SUPER: SANDY BERGER/NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR )) (( SOT AT 11:52:53 ))

"The consensus -- stay the course." (( NAT BOMBING?? PLANE TAKE OFF ? )) BUT THAT COURSE HAS NOT DIMINISHED THE CAPABILITY OF SERB FORCES TO FIGHT. THE PENTAGON INSISTS IT CAN MAKE A BIGGER DENT ON THOSE FORCES AS SOON AS ITS APACHE HELICOPTERS ARRIVE - SOMETHING THAT BEEN DELAYED FOR DAYS BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER AND LOGISTICS. (( NAT )) BUT AS THE AIR AR INTENSIFIES, THE U-S AND ITS ALLIES ARE BEING FORCED TO THINK ABOUT AN END GAME - AND INCREASINGLY, THE TONE FROM BOTH THE U-S AND BRITAIN IS THAT SLOBODON MILOSEVIC HAS LITTLE OR NO POLITICAL FUTURE.
(( SUPER: MADELEINE ALBLRIGHT/SECRETARY OF STATE )) (( SOT AT 11:37:45 ))

"WE ARE NOT GOING TO NEGOTIATE WITH HIM. WE BELIEVE THAT THE SERB PEOPLE WOULD BE BETTER SERVED BY HAVING A DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT THAT REPRESENTS THEIR VALUES." ((LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS ))))

[E-Kroger]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-10 1:14:48]
[GRAPHIC=Store Swap]


Virginia's attorney general says he's keeping an eye on the Harris-Teeter-Kroger store swap.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Mark Earley said he's heard from concerned Harris Teeter customers and employees.
They've told Earley that Kroger's plan to buy 11 Harris Teeters in Western Virginia will take too much competition out of markets like Roanoke.
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[EARLEY TAPE]
[IN Q=NORMALLY]

((MARK EARLEY: NORMALLY WITH GROCERY STORE CHAINS SELLING SOME STORES OR SWAPPING SOME STORES WITH NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA, THE THING WE WOULD LOOK AT IS WHETHER THERE ARE SOME OTHER STORES AVAILABLE IN THE REGION FOR PEOPLE TO SHOP AT AND WHETHER THERE WAS GOING TO BE SOME MODICUM OF COMPETITIVENESS.))
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[VO-NAT]


Earley said it's too soon to tell whether his office will take any action.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=Hold]


A Kroger spokesman said after the store swap takes place in mid-May, there will still be "all kinds of competition" in Roanoke.

[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
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In sports, big bucks don't mean big wins in Baltimore.
Here's Mike Stevens with more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[OUT Q=day everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Spa]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A third and possibly final day of testimony begins later this morning in the capital murder trial of Anre Evans.
Yesterday, prosecutors argued that Evans shot and killed two men with premeditation.
Defense attornies said one of the victims assaulted Evans first and he acted in self-defense.
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Virginia carried out its sixth execution of the year last night.
Arthur Ray Jenkins killed his elderly uncle and a companion 1990.
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A group of Hollins University students rallied in support of a black man forced from his Craig County home because of his race.
Oscar Ramsey's neighbor mounted a sign with a racial slur telling him to go home.
Local and state law enforcement officers do NOT plan to make arrests in this case.
It's now in the hands of the F-B-I.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(Steve mic hot)
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(Steve ad lib weather)
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(ad lib bye) (live ad lib, tease tomorrow)