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An historic announcement in the Netherlands.
A U-N tribunal has leveled charges of crimes against humanity against Yugoslavia's president and four other Serb leaders.
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A Lynchburg awaits his sentence after being convicted of capital murder.
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Mostly sunny skies as we head into the lunch hour-- a great day to spend that outside..
Fair weather high pressure will linger on the for next few days, along with sunshine and gradually warmer temperatures.
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News 7 at noon is next.

[Kosovo]


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The president of Yugoslavia today was indicted as a war criminal by the world court, a court whose authority he does not recognize.
Lee Cowan reports the effect of Slobodan Milosevic's indictment today casts doubt on diplomatic efforts to end the war over Kosovo.
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[SUPER=01-Louise Arbour/Prosecutor; ]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman; ]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Arlen Specter/(R) Pennsylvania;]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
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(((( NAT )) THE INDICTMENT PUTS SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC IN THE COMPANY OF SOME OF THE MOST HATED MEN IN HISTORY. NOW CHARGED AS A WAR CRIMINAL HE AND FOUR OF HIS AIDS COULD FACE LIFE IN PRISON - AND NATO DIPLOMACY COULD FACE A DEATH SENTENCE.
(( SUPER: LOUISE ARBOUR/PROSECUTOR )) (( SOT AT 8:10:08 ))
"The evidence --- alone a peace agreement."
(file) THE DECISION BY THE INTERNATIONAL COURT IS THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY A SITTING HEAD OF STATE HAS BEEN INDICTED

- PUTTING NATO IN THE AWKWARD POSITION OF HAVING TO ONE DAY NEGOTIATE WITH SOMEONE CHARGED WITH CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. BUT THE U-S SAYS IT DOES NOT RULE OUT FUTURE CONTACT WITH MILOSEVIC, REGARDLESS OF THE INDICTMENTS, AND NATO OFFICIALS BRISTLED AT THE SUGGESTION THE TIMING WOULD UNDERMINE ANY CHANCES OF REACHING A NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT.
(( SUPER: JAMIE SHEA/NATO SPOKESMAN )) (( SOT AT 9:22:54 ))

"It's never too early__and to be upheld." ON CAPITOL HILL, CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS_ WHO HAVE BEEN PUSHING FOR INDICTMENTS_ HOPE THE MOVE WILL ACTUALLY BREAK DOWN MILOSEVIC'S INNER CIRCLE - FEARING MORE LEGAL ACTIONS COULD FOLLOW THE LONGER HE REMAINS IN POWER.
(( SUPER: SEN. ARLEN SPECTER//R-PA/WEDNESDAY)) (( SOT AT 15:59:16 ))

"I think it is calculated - hundreds of air strikes." AN INDICTMENT OF MILOSEVIC HAD BEEN WIDELY EXPECTED AS TALES OF RAPES AND MASSACRES CONTINUED WITH EACH REFUGEES THAT PASSED OVER THE BORDER - THE SCALE OF THE ATROCITIES DESCRIBED AS "MASSIVE." (( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS )) "For it's part, Yugoslavia said this morning the international court does not exist, and called the indictments the last attempt by NATO to justify the war. Still, arrest warrants will be delivered to the Yugoslav embassy at the Hague later today. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington."))

[E-Fleming]


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A Lynchburg jury is facing a life or death decision in the capital murder trial of Darrell Lamont Fleming.
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The 33-year-old Fleming was convicted yesterday of capital murder and robbery for the stabbing death of 16-year-old Cory Pennix last August.
Fleming killed Pennix and then stole drugs and money from his body. The seven man five woman jury sentenced Fleming to 25 years for the robbery. They're now hearing evidence on whether Fleming should get life in prison or the death penalty for the murder.

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The first lawsuit has been filed in connection with the Colorado school shooting.
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[STOCK FILE]
Twelve students and one teacher were gunned down at Columbine High school April 20th by two teen gunman.
The parents of Isiah Shoels have hired Geoffrey Fieger to represent them in a 250 million dollars lawsuit against the parents of the gunmen.
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Fieger gained fame represent Dr. Jack Kevorkian and more recently won a multi million dollar lawsuit against the Jennie Jones show. [tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
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The state could have an extra 200 million dollars to spend next month.
More on what could be a big budget surplus is still ahead on NEws-7 at Noon.
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And after a six month absence in space, Discovery roars back.
First let's talk to Kimberly.
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[Wx-Tease]
And it was a beautiful day for a launch, although the Gulf coast could get a little stormy this afternoon.
Around here, it's the same kind of weather we've been talking about this week-- mostly sunny with pleasant temperatures...
Let's take a look at the current numbers.... [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[shuttle]


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"Discovery" and its 7 person crew blasted into orbit this morning on the first shuttle mission in 6 months.
Lisa Hughes has more from the launch site.
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[SUPER=01-Dave Williams/Former Shuttle Astronaut;]
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[SUPER=01-Bill Harwood/CBS Space Consultant;]
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(((LOCATOR: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL)
(natz of liftoff)

AFTER A FLAWLESS LIFTOFF... SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY...LOADED WITH TONS OF SUPPLIES... IS HEADED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION.
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"IT'S REALLY A RIDE OF YOUR LIFETIME, YOU'VE GOT 7 MILLION POUNDS OF THRUST...GOING FROM LYING STATIONARY TO 25 TIMES THE SPEED OF SOUND." NOW THAT DISCOVERY IS ON ITS WAY... NASA OFFICIALS ARE ADMITTING THE RECENT RASH OF UNMANNED ROCKET FAILURES CREATED AN AIR OF ANXIETY BEFORE THE LAUNCH.
SOT: DONALD MCMONAGLE/MGR. LAUNCH INTEGRATION

"IT DID NOT BOTHER ME, ALTHOUGH I SENSE IN THE SURROUNDIUNG COMMUNITY THAT THERE WAS A HEIGHTENED EXPECTATION OR HEIGHENED AWARENES TO THE POTENTENTIAL FOR FAILURE." WHEN DISCOVERY REACHES THE THE SPACE STATION..PROBABLY ON SATURDAY.. THE SHUTTLE WILL DOCK FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER WITH THE COMPLEX.
LATER THAT DAY.. A SIX HOUR SPACEWALK IS SCHEDULED WHERE TWO ASTRONAUTS WILL ATTACH TOOLS..INCLUDING A LARGE CRANE THAT WILL BE USED DURING FUTURE MISSIONS. DURING MOST OF THE NEXT FOUR DAYS..THE SEVEN MEMBER CREW WILL BE BUSY UNLOADING ALL KINDS OF EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES...EVERTHING FROM GARBAGE BAGS TO LAPTOP COMPUTERS.
SOT: BILL HARWOOD/CBS NEWS SPACE CONSULTANT

"IT'S ONE THING TO PUT THE WALLS UP, YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE THINGS IN THE CLOSET, FOOD IN THE PANTRY.
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[Budget-Suplus]


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Virginia could end the fiscal year with a more than 200 million dollar budget surplus.
State economic officials say tax collections have pushed revenue estimates above the Gilmore administration's revenue forecasts.
The administration's top financial officer says the state will likely enjoy a surplus when the fiscal year ends June 30th.
Strong job growth, wage gains, low inflation and interest rates and a strong stock market have fueled strong revenue collections.

[Druckenmiller]


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The rape case against former Tech football star Jim Druckenmiller has been continued following arguments over evidence at yesterday's preliminary hearing.
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Druckenmiller, who now plays for the San Francisco 49-ers, is accused of raping a Tech student at a party in Blacksburg, back in March.
He admits he had sex with the girl but says it was consensual.
Yesterday, Druckenmiller's attorneys asked the court for access to more of the prosecution's evidence.
They claim prosecutors are withholding certain witness statements that could help prove the young woman was the aggressor that night.
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Prosecutors told the judge they've been cooperative in turning over evidence and are not required to hand over ever

ything.[S-Powell]


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A convicted murderer from Halifax County is getting out of prison because of a clerical error.
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Louis (LEWIS) Jordan Powell Junior's 28-year murder sentence was overturned yesterday by the Virginia Court of Appeals.
The court threw out the sentence because Powell was not tried within five months of his preliminary hearing.
The Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney said of the court's decision:
"In this instance they celebrate form over justice. I think this decision does a disservice to the pursuit of justice in Halifax County."
Powell still has to serve several months in prison on weapons charges.
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[E-Duggan]


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A Massachusetts woman will spend one year behind bars for defrauding Carilion Health System.
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Teresa Duggan was sentenced yesterday.
She had her own business in Massachusetts, recruiting physicians.
She claims she had 12 years experience placing professionals, but Duggan told the judge that she was "overwhelmed by the magnitude" of Carlion's needs.
Duggan and a Carilion's staff recruiter conspired to steal more than 300-thousand dollars from Carilion.
Duggan has begun paying back her share of the money.
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The 46- year old mother of three will report to the federal penitentiary at Danbury, Connecticut this Summer.

[Water-Quality]


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Just in time for Memorial Day -- Ferrum College and the health department say according to their tests so far this season, Smith Mountain Lake is clean.
But this summer -- you may notice some new restrictions at the lake.
Tina Tenret has the latest.
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((People in older lakeside homes will be asked to pump out their septic systems.
Franklin County will pay half the cost.
But soon regular pumping may be the law.
And -- Ferrum College is going to patrol the shoreline this summer by boat -- probing for leaking drainfields.


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((THEY'VE DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB AND I'M IMPRESSED BY WHAT'S HAPPENING AT SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE. WE ARE BENEFITTING FROM THAT HARD WORK.))
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Children at Smith Mountain Lake state park must now wear plastic pants to swim -- so dirty diapers won't pollute the water --
and farmers are being pushed to better manage animal waste.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: DO YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT WATER QUALITY? WELL, HAVING BEEN A WATER QUALITY MONITOR FOR ALL THESE YEARS, FRANKLY NO. I THINK OUR WATER QUALITY IS VERY GOOD.))
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Experts say silt is now the biggest threat to Smith Mountain Lake -- when, for example, cows and construction add more mud to the lake.
Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County. ))


[Power-Line]


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The latest proposed route for a high-voltage power line has received a passing grade from the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club.
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[FULL SCREEN PINNACLE BOARD]
In a filing with the State Corporation Commission, the group says the path between Wyoming, West Virginia and Jacksons Ferry in Wythe County would have less of an impact on the Appalachian Trail than other alternatives.
It says the Appalachian Trail Conference and its associated clubs are willing to accept the corridor if American Electric Power takes specific steps to mitigate the power line's impact.
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Appalachian Trail Managers say they still oppose the corridor that would have carried the power line from Wyoming to Cloverdale. [Tease2] [****MUSIC FROM V-7 UNDER*****]
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Hurricane season begins on Tuesday and it could be a busy one.
That's next on News-7 at Noon.
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And John Williams brings Star Wars to Boston.
More on that a little later.
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[Hurricane-Season]


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Coastal residents should get ready to batten down the hatches again this year.
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The hurricane season begins in just six days.
And this morning hurricane experts predicted it will be a very busy one.
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The experts predict this will happen during the peak of the six month hurricane season, August through October.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 146 points.
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Coming up in sports--
Roanoke Valley Scholar-Athletes are honored by B'nai Brith.
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And the Winston Cup circuit was racing all 'round Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte last night.
Mike Stevens was there for the Coca Cola 600 qualifying.
More on those stories after this break.
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[S-qualify]


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The rain held off and the stars came out last night in Charlotte for the Coca Cola 600 Pole Night.
Mike Stevens was there and has the highlights.
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B'nai B'rith honored 30 of the Roanoke Valley's finest young people yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


A male and female from each high school was rewarded for their athletic prowess, academic success and community service.
William Byrd's Kenis Maciel won the overall Athletic and Achievement Award among the men.
In addition to football and wrestling he also tutored children.
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Roanoke Catholic's Maeve O'Meara topped the other female nominees. O'Meara played a half a dozen sports and volunteered in as many organizations.
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[vo-nat]
Fleming's Herbert Lovelace, Junior picked up the second Artie Levin Personal Life Award for his community service.


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[Star-music]


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The Boston Pops orchestra is the latest to join in the Star Wars mania.
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Oscar winning composer John Williams returned to his Boston roots to show off a new version of Star Wars music.
A local choir joined in on the rehearsal.
Williams has had 37 Oscar nominations and won five of them.
He compsed nearly 80 films, including Star Wars, Episode one: The Phantom Menace. (-----------------) Willaims and the Boston Pops were preparing for their concert premiere last night.