[Headlines]

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World Wrestling Federation officials are promising to investigate last night's death of pro wrestler Owen Hart.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


AND Residents in Yugoslavia are scrambling today after NATO successfully crippled much of the country's power and water supplies.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Rainy weather for the start of your Monday...but we'll like see some sunshine breaking through by afternoon.
That won't do much to warm up our temperatures, though-- highs today only reaching the upper 60s.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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World Wrestling Federation wrestler Owen Hart was killed last night in Kansas City, Missouri when he fell into the ring as he was being lowered from the the ceiling of the arena.
As Brian Webb reports, the sold-out crowd first thought it was a stunt, but then reality set in.
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[SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO; :00 HOT CHANGE COMING!!!!]
[SUPER=04-Titan Sports; HOT CHANGE!!!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Josh Henges/Fan; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Moore/Fan; :26 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Sean Bennett/Fan;:43]
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Glasgow/Fan; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Webb/Reporting; 1:21]
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(( THE SUREAL WORLD OF WRESTLING BECAME VERY REAL SUNDAY NIGHT ... WHEN PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER OWEN HART FELL 50 FEET TO HIS DEATH.
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SUPER/Josh Henges/Fan SUPER/Jeff Moore/Fan ((TRACK))
HART WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HARNESSED AND LOWERED INTO THE RING FROM THE SCAFOLDING AT THE TOP OF KANSAS CITY'S KEMPER ARENA. BUT SOMETHING WENT WRONG ... AND WHEN HART HIT THE MAT .. SOME FANS SAY THEY KNEW THIS WAS NO ACT.
-SOT-

SUPER: Sean Bennett/Fan ((TRACK))
BUT SOME FANS WEREN'T SO SURE. THEY HAD HEARD RUMORS THAT AN
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((TRACK))
AND AFTER THE FALL -- WITH HART FATALLY WOUNDED .. THE FANS STAYED AND THE SHOW WENT ON.
-SOT-

SUPER/Jeffrey Glasgow/Fan -STAND-UP CLOSE- SUPER: Brian Webb/Reporting
At the end of the event wwf president vince mcmahon expressed his condolences to owen hart's wife and two kids .. and says an investigation will continue until some answers are found. brian webb for cbs news.))

[KOSOVO]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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The people of Yugoslavia are experiencing the hardships of war, as NATO continues to sap power and water supplies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;]

[4:17:39]
Fifteen bombs reportedly hit water pumps in one Serbian town today, and two missiles struck a key power plant near Belgrade.
Serbia's power company is pleading with residents to conserve electricity and be patient.
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[IN=I WAS ONE OF THOSE WHO]

((I WAS ONE OF THOSE WHO BELIEVED THE WEST HAD SOMETHING GOOD TO BRING HERE. AND NOW I THINK A LITTLE BIT LESS ABOUT THAT IN THAT MATTER. JR AND STUDENT CAN YOU GO ON LIVING LIKE THIS..OR DO YOU WANT THE WAR TO BE FINISHED. I WANT IT TO BE FINISHED. EVERYBODY WANTS IT TO BE FINISHED. ))
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[OUT=EVERYBODY WANTS IT TO BE FINISHED.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blace, Macedonia]

[4:21:49]
Relief workers in Macedonia are processing up to four-thousand new refugees from Kosovo who've crossed the border today.
Over the weekend, more than 15-thousand kosovoars poured into the country.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
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A truck wreck in Franklin County could cause some delays this morning.
Crew are cleaning up the remnants of a broken-down truck in the southbound lanes of route 220 near Franklin Ford.


State Police say one southbound lane is closed and could remain closed into the afternoon.


[Domestic-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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Friends and relatives are trying to deal with an apparent weekend murder-suicide in Wythe County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.]


According to authorities, 39-year old Angela Payne was found shot to death in a car at the intersection of Wysor Highway and Reed Creek Drive.
A short while later, deputies found her husband, William Wayne Payne, dead in his home.
Police say he apparently shot himself with the what's believed to be the same gun that killed Angela Payne.
Neighbors say the couple recently seperated, but they didn't expect anything like this to happen.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I kind of]

((CHARLES RIDDLE/NEIGHBOR: I KIND OF WISH I HAD TALKED TO WAYNE A LITTLE MORE..MAYBE HELP HIM DEAL WITH THE FACT THAT HE SPLIT AND STUFF WITH HIS WIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Riddle/Neighbor]
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A family member said Angela Payne had moved out of the couple's home just two months ago.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
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In sports, the Salem Avalanche can't climb over the Blue Rocks--
And Jack Nicklaus returns to the golf course after hip replacement surgery.
Here with those stories and more is Roy Stanley.
Good Morning Roy.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: SHARE))

[cannes-award]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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A surprise winner took the highest prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
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[SUPER=03-Cannes, France;]

[4:38:15]
A Belgian film called "Rosetta" took the Golden Palm prize of the Festival.
The film is about an unemployed girl trying to get her life together.
The 18-year-old star of the film, Emilie Dequenne, won the best actress award.
This was her first film.
The popular Spanish director, Pedro Almodovar, was expected to win the award for his film "All About My Mother."
In the end he won the best director prize.
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[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=Web Watch]
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Microsoft is a winner, but it may not help them in court.
And NASA fails a security scan.
Those are a few of the stories Eric Earnhart has in WebWatch.
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(([intro]
[RUNS= :05]

It seems Microsoft is winning the browser war, at least in the workplace. A recent survey of 300 companies found 60 percent using Internet Explorer... just six months ago, the same survey had Netscape on top. But what sounds like good news for Microsoft, could actually help the government's case that the company is monopolizing the Internet software market.

NASA is apparently way behind in CYBER-space. Investigators looking into NASA security had no trouble breaking into its computers... finding some areas had passwords they could easily guess... some had NO passwords at all. The Government Accounting Office concluded hackers could easily disrupt NASA command and control operations... NASA is working on the problem.

If you can't get enough music, you might enjoy Spinner.... It's basically a web-based radio, that plays about 100 different pre-programmed music channels in styles ranging from classic to big band, alternative rock to opera.

(natsot)


Spinner also works with your web brower to pull up information about the artists, and how to buy their CD's online. For links to these sites, click on Webwatch, on the WDBJ website at WDBJ 7-dot-com.))

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
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In medical news, human embryo research is causing controversy in the government.
Bill Vitka has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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(( IN A CONTROVERSIAL MOVE, A PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY PANEL IS PUSHING FOR GOVERNMENT FUNDING OF RESEARCH ON HUMAN EMBRYOS.
VT=VO

((vo))
THE NATIONAL BIOETHICS ADVISORY COMMISSION IS RECOMMENDING THAT FEDERAL MONEY BE SPENT ON -LIMITED- EXPERIMENTS.. INVOLVING EMBYROS LEFT OVER AT FERTILITY CLINICS.
CRITICS QUESTION THE ETHICS OF THIS RESEARCH--
BUT SCIENTISTS SAY GROWING EMBRYONIC CELLS COULD LEAD TO HUGE MEDICAL ADVANCES... INCLUDING THE HARVESTING OF BODY PARTS FOR TRANSPLANTS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
PROMISING NEWS FOR PEOPLE WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES.
PATIENTS WITH THIS CONDITION DON'T RESPOND WELL TO INSULIN -- A HORMONE THAT HELPS THE BODY PROCESS SUGAR.
BUT RESEARCHERS SAY THE DIETARY SUPPLEMENT, CHROMIUM PICOLINATE, MAY REVERSE THIS PROBLEM.
STUDIES FOUND THAT MOST OF THE PATIENTS WHO TOOK IT, EXPERIENCED NORMAL BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS WITHIN TWO WEEKS.
VT=VO

((vo))
LEADING DOCTORS AND RESTAURANTS ARE PROMOTING A NATIONAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN THAT WILL HELP YOU EAT RIGHT-- WHEN YOU EAT OUT.
RESTAURANTS PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM WILL FEATURE NEW MENU ITEMS.. CONTAINING NO MORE THAN 30-PERCENT OF CALORIES FROM FAT.
AND PROMOTERS HOPE THIS SYMBOL WILL MAKE THESE HEALTHY DISHES EASY TO SPOT.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M BILL VITKA, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[On Record]
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[2-HEADLINES]
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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


The wrestling world is stunned.. when one of its stars is killed during a stunt.
33-year old, Owen Hart, died last night in Kansas City... after falling 50 feet into the ring.
He was supposed to be lowered from the ceiling of the arena.
At first, many in the sold-out crowd thought it was a hoax.
The event was also being shown on pay-per-view.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Serbia's electric company is pleading with customers to be patient after NATO attacks on water and power systems.
Serb media say missiles hit a power plant near Belgrade this morning and water pumps in one northwestern town.
Power outages have stopped electric pumps, making water more precious.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Heritage High School students head back to class at the suburban Atlanta school this morning for the first time since Thursday's shooting.
A prayer service was held yesterday for the victims of the shooting.
A 15-year-old boy allegedly wounded six of his fellow students.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday May 24.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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A Franklin County truck wreck could cause some delays this morning.
Crew are cleaning up the remnants of a broken-down truck in the southbound lanes of route 220 near Franklin Ford.


State Police say one southbound lane is closed and could remain closed into the afternoon.


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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-11; 1:11:28]
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An apparent murder-suicide Saturday left two people dead in Wythe County.
Police say Wayne Payne shot his estranged wife Angela Payne then committed suicide.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[IN Q=According to authorities]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;00]
[SUPER=01-Kermit Osborne/Wythe Co. Sheriff;10]
[SUPER=@joy1; :22]
[SUPER=01-Charles Riddle/Neighbor;54]
[SUPER=01-Mark Lefler/Friend;1:12]
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[OUT Q=Joy Sutton, News-7, Wythe County]

((According to authorities, 39-year old Angela Payne was shot and found in a car at the intersection of Wysor Highway and Reed Creek Drive.
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[SOT 17:39:54]
[IN Q=Angela Payne was]

((KERMIT OSBORNE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF: ANGELA PAYNE WAS DEAD AT THE TIME...3 GUN SHOTS...TWO TO THE NECK..AND ONE TO THE SIDE OF THE FACE.)) [RUNS10]
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[SOT 17:52:11]
[IN Q=Police say they suspect]

((JOY SUTTON/NEWS 7: POLICE SAY THEY SUSPECT THAT AFTER SHOOTING HIS WIFE...PAYNE FLED TO HIS HOME WHERE HE TOOK HIS OWN LIFE.)) [RUNS7]
[OUT Q=took his own life.]


When police arrived at Payne's home at 283 Aldershot Lane...they found smoke inside...from a fire in the living room.
Payne was found in a bedroom dead from a gun shot wound to the head...authorities say he was holding a 9mm semi-automatic gun in his hand.
Neighbors are wondering just what happened...Charles Riddle said he knew that the couple had recently separated but had no idea anything like this would happen.
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[SOT 17:35:22]
[IN Q=I kind of wish]

((CHARLES RIDDLE/NEIGHBOR: I KIND OF WISH I HAD TALKED TO WAYNE A LITTLE MORE..MAYBE HELP HIM DEAL WITH THE FACT THAT HE SPLIT AND STUFF WITH HIS WIFE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=with his wife.]


Mark Lefler had worked with Angela at the Volvo Plant and had known Wayne for more than 15 years...he was shocked to hear the news.
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[SOT 17:44:56]
[IN Q=I knew they were]

((MARK LEFLER: I KNEW THEY WERE SEPARATED..BUT AS FAR AS HAVING BAD PROBLEM....I NEVER KNEW THAT.)) [RUNS5]
[OUT Q=never thought that.]


Joy Sutton, News-7, Wythe County.))
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[Anchor=Melanie]
[SS=None]


A family member said Angela Payne had moved out of the couple's home just two months ago.
Their 21-year old daughter is now trying to cope with the loss of both of her parents.

[School-violence]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Students head back to school in Conyers, Georgia today... as they try to put last week's shooting behind them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Conyers, GA;]

[4:28:23;]
Last night, a service was held fors the six teens injured.. when a classmate opened fire at heritage high.
Seniors are preparing to graduate later this week.
[SUPER=03-Wimberly, TX;]

[4:27:13]
Meantime, in Texas four Junior High school students stand accused of plotting to blow up their school and hold the school hostage for 5 MILLION dollars.
They've now worked a deal with prosecutors and have been given two years probation, after they spend 90 days in boot camp.
Word that the boys are getting probation is getting mixed reviews.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( "YOU KNOW I KNOW ONE OF THE BOYS..HE LIVES IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD." "I THINK THAT THE BOYS NEED SOME DECIPLINE. AND BOOT CAMP IS PROBABLY A GOOD IDEA..SOMETHING WHERE THEY HAVE SOME DECIPLINE AND WHERE THEY CAN LEARN TO BE SELF RELIANT."))
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[OUT Q=TO BE SELF RELIANT.]
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[VO-NAT]


The boys could have received a much stiffer punishment that included adult prison after they turned 18.
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[2-Wrestling-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One wrestling fan says he thought he was watching a doll drop into the ring.
But it was pro wrestler Owen Hart who was fatally injured when he fell 50 feet into the ring in Kansas City, Missouri, last night.
Brian Webb has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO; :00 HOT CHANGE COMING!!!!]
[SUPER=04-Titan Sports; HOT CHANGE!!!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Josh Henges/Fan; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Moore/Fan; :26 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Sean Bennett/Fan;:43]
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Glasgow/Fan; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Webb/Reporting; 1:21]
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(( THE SUREAL WORLD OF WRESTLING BECAME VERY REAL SUNDAY NIGHT ... WHEN PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER OWEN HART FELL 50 FEET TO HIS DEATH.
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SUPER/Josh Henges/Fan SUPER/Jeff Moore/Fan ((TRACK))
HART WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HARNESSED AND LOWERED INTO THE RING FROM THE SCAFOLDING AT THE TOP OF KANSAS CITY'S KEMPER ARENA. BUT SOMETHING WENT WRONG ... AND WHEN HART HIT THE MAT .. SOME FANS SAY THEY KNEW THIS WAS NO ACT.
-SOT-

SUPER: Sean Bennett/Fan ((TRACK))
BUT SOME FANS WEREN'T SO SURE. THEY HAD HEARD RUMORS THAT AN
((SOT))

((TRACK))
AND AFTER THE FALL -- WITH HART FATALLY WOUNDED .. THE FANS STAYED AND THE SHOW WENT ON.
-SOT-

SUPER/Jeffrey Glasgow/Fan -STAND-UP CLOSE- SUPER: Brian Webb/Reporting
At the end of the event wwf president vince mcmahon expressed his condolences to owen hart's wife and two kids .. and says an investigation will continue until some answers are found. brian webb for cbs news.))

[troops-kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


In Yugoslavia, the lights were out for another night.. as NATO bombs continued to strike power stations.
The raids are also causing major water shortages.
Meantime, neighboring Macedonia is promising to keep its borders open.. as thousands of more refugees enter the country.
Lee Cowan has more on the Kosovo conflict, and the question of ground troops.
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[SOT]

[4:09:42]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Prnjavor, Yugoslavia; :00]
[SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State; :36]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Majority Leader; 1:26]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:38]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=the White House]

((NARR: NATO warplanes could be seen refueling over the battle zone, a clear sign the air campaign is doing anything but running out of gas. But after 8 weeks of bombing and with no sign of a peace deal, there is a growing sense that what NATO started from the air, may have to be finished on the ground.
( CLINTON IN LOUISIANA )

In a rare letter, President Clinton insisted the air war was doing its job...but added I do not rule out other military options. The White House plans to push NATO later this week to send 50,000 additional troops to the Kosovo border -- but it's a force the secretary of state insisted would NOT be used for combat.
SOT: ALBRIGHT (Face the Nation) THEY ARE TO GO IN TO HELP WITH THE REFUGEES AND DO A LOT OF THE THINGS REQUIRED FOR A S

ECURE ENVIRONMENT. The British government is pushing for troops to go in immediately...even without that secure environment. Foreign Secretary Robin Cook told the BBC...that the allies- quote- really ought to have the stomach to continue. But NATO's spokesman later downplayed any suggestion that there was a split in tactics among the allies. Shea insisted the allies are all talking about the same mission. SOUND: JAMIE SHEA, NATO SPOKESMAN 13:45:48 WE ARE NOT GOING TO FIGHT OUR WAY IN, BUT IT ALSO MEANS THE ENVIRONMENT IN KOSOVO IS ONE WHICH WILL REQUIRE A VERY, WELL, SUBSTANTIAL WELL EQUIPPED, WELL TRAINED FORCE WITH VERY ROBUST RULES OF ENGAGEMENT. NARR: But the senate majority leader warned Congress would not support sending in American troops in such a scenario. Especially since the Clinton Administration admitted today that 60 days of bombardments have only destroyed one third of Milosevic s fighting capability. SOUND: SEN. TRENT LOTT, SENATE MAJORITY LEADER 10:45:22 EXCUSE ME? ONE THIRD! WHEN WE VE BEEN BOMBING NOW FOR ALMOST TWO MONTHS! 60-THOUSAND SORTIES AND WE HAVE ONLY DEGRADED THEIR MILITARY FIGHTING CAPABILITY BY ONE THIRD? O/C CLOSE: With winter just months away, Nato military commanders have already warned the administration that time is running out to plan a ground campaign. The Calendar is just one pressure eroding support for the air war an even stronger one. . Lee Cowan, CBS News, the White House.))

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[On Record] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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((Archive: SHARE))

[S-German-Baptist]


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More than a thousand people gathered in the Roanoke Valley yesterday to celebrate the birthday of their church..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The annual conference of the brethen of the German Baptist Church is now in its third day.
Members spent yesterday listening to sermons and eating meals together.
This year's annual conference wraps up tomorrow.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-12; 1:17:51]
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Graduating students at U-V-A got one final lecture yesterday-- this one from a former member of the Reagan Administration.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]


Howard Baker gave the commencement speech at the university's graduation exercises.
Baker encouraged students to care about the world and to be activists with a conscience.
About 25 thousand people were on hand for the event.
And, a total of 5-thousand-390 degrees were handed out.
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[Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=Feedback]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Feedback]


The death of a target of a federal investigation into moonshining brought some sharp comments from a relative.
Some thoughts on the apparent suicide of Ramsey Helms, in this week's Feedback.
Here's assignnment editor Joe McKean.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The owner of a farm]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; QUICK!! :00]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=Joe McKean, News 7.]

((The owner of a farm supply store in Rocky Mount, Helms was one of the figures singled out in a federal search warrant affidavit filed in support of Operation Lightning--the recent crackdown on moonshining in western Virginia.
Helms died of a self-inflicted gunshot a week ago.
His first cousin wrote:
"I suppose I could blame the press but, overall, most of the press has, in my opinion, been fair. What is not fair, professional and ethical is the conduct of state and federal ABC officials/investigators as to the statements about Ramsey. He was not charged or convicted of any crime. To label him as a major figure before being charged is very unprofessional and the officers responsible should be dismissed from their positions. I am proud to be in the Helms family and kin to Ramsey. I will remember him, as a young boy, playing and working on his family farm. He was always mild-mannered and soft-spoken. He is far from the criminal ABC officials have portrayed him to be."
Your thoughts on the people and events of our time are always welcome.
Letters should be addressed to News-7, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke. The zip code is 24002-0007.
If you prefer to send a fax, the number is 540-343-7269.
E-mail goes to news@wdbj7.com.
And you can take part in a moderated on-line forum at our web sit, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was a big night in the second round of the N-B-A playoffs last night as the Pacers and Spurs swept their series--

and the Knicks are only one away from getting out the broomsticks.
Here with the highlights is Roy Stanley.
Good Morning Roy.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Friends and relatives are trying to deal with an apparent weekend murder-suicide in Wythe County.
Authorities say, 39-year old Angela Payne was found shot to death in a car at the intersection of Wysor Highway and Reed Creek Drive.
A short while later, deputies found her husband, William Wayne Payne, dead in his home.
Police say he apparently shot himself with the what's believed to be the same gun that killed Angela Payne.
Neighbors say the couple recently seperated, but they didn't expect anything like this to happen.
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The University of Virginia handed out more than five thousand diplomas yesterday.
Howard Baker-- a former member of the Reagan Administration-- gave the commencement speech at the university's graduation exercises.
Baker encouraged students to care about the world and to be activists with a conscience.
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More than a thousand people gathered in the Roanoke Valley yesterday as part of the annual conference of the brethen of the German Baptist Church.
Members spent the day listening to sermons and eating meals together.
This year's annual conference wraps up tomorrow.
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