Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic says he still plans to sign a peace deal on Kosovo.
And Roanoke City council members are trying to come up with a water conservation plan, while city pools open up for the summer.
News 7 at noon is next.
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More mixed signals are coming from Slobodan Milosevic today.
After a frustrating weekend of stalled kosovo peace talks, the Yugoslav president said this morning he plans to honor the peace plan.
Lee Cowan reports.
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[SUPER=01-Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-George Robertson/British Ministry of Defense; ]
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NATO IS KEEPING IT'S DEADLY PROMISE - PRECISELY BECAUSE SLOBODON
MILOSEVIC ISN'T KEEPING HIS.
AIR STRIKES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN PUT ON HOLD - ARE INSTEAD BEING
INTENSIFIED, AFTER A WEEKEND OF TALKS COLLAPSED - WITH PEACE AT THE
CENTER OF THE RUBBLE.
(( SUPER: JAMIE SHEA//NATO SPOKESMAN ))
(( SOT ))
NATO HAD BEEN SKEPTICAL OF THE SIX PAGE AGREEMENT ALL ALONG -
WARNING THAT MILOSEVIC IS ANYTHING BUT A MAN OF HIS WORD, WITH A TRACK
RECORD TO PROVE IT.
(( SUPER: GEORGE ROBERTSON//BRITISH MINISTRY OF DEFENSE )) (( SOT ))
BUT AS LATE AS THIS MORNING, MILOSEVIC WAS MAKING YET ANOTHER
PROMISE OF PEACE - SAYING DESPITE THE APPARENT STUMBLING BLOCKS OVER THE
WEEKEND, HE STILL INTENDS TO CARRY OUT THE DEAL - AN INTENTION
DELIVERED TO SECRETARY OF STATE MADELINE ALBRIGHT IN GERMANY AS SHE MET
WITH THE G-8 COUNTRIES THAT CAME UP WITH THE DEAL IN THE FIRST PLACE.
(( NAT ))
THE STICKING POINT REMAINS THE TIMING OF THE WITHDRAWAL OF SERB
TROOPS FROM KOSOVO AND THE SAFE RETURN OF NEARLY A MILLION REFUGEES.
SERB OFFICIALS BLAME NATO FOR THE BREAKDOWN, SAYING NEW ISSUES
WERE BROUGHT UP THAT WERE NEVER PART OF THE ORIGINAL AGREEMENT.
BUT NATO OFFICIALS DENY IT - SAYING THIS WAS NEVER A NEGOTIATION,
RATHER A LIST OF INSTRUCTIONS, AND ACCUSED THE SERBS OF STALLING -
PUTTING THE LIVES OF MORE REFUGEES IN PERIL AS THE WINTER MONTHS INCH
CLOSER AND CLOSER.
(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEW ))
"Talks are on again today, but at a much lower level. As one official
put it, we are now just trying to keep the lines of communication open -
even if those lines are more or less silent for now.
Lee Cowan CBS NEWS the White HOUSE.
An airshow turns deadly in Slovakia.
A British pilot and a spectator were killed after a British military jet failed to pull out of a low turn.
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The pilot was unable to eject before the jet burst into flames.
The female spectator was killed when she was knocked off a roof by the blast.
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Divers are back at Smith Mountain Lake again this afternoon searching for a missing Moneta man.
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About 20 divers searched through the weekend for the body of 36-year-old John Schmidt who fell from his boat early Saturday.
Authorities said Schmidt's wife Nancy was charged with operating a motorboat under the influence of alcohol.
The search has been hampered by debris on the bottome of the lake.
Roanoke City Council will consider the developing water shortage today.
Council members are expected to vote on a water conservation plan that would include mandatory restrictions if the level of Carvins Cove continues to drop.
Despite those concerns, the city opened the Fallon Park Pool over the weekend, and it plans to open Washington Park Pool this week.
City Council member Linda Wyatt says the children are the reason the city decided to open the pools.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: THE POOL IS AN ISSUE OF WEIGHING THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN AGAINST THE CONSERVATION OF WATER ...RIGHTLY SO THE CHILDREN WIN OUT))
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[OUT Q=win out]
Wyatt say the pools only need to be filled once...and after that they recycle water...so it's only the initial filling which uses large amounts of water.
That's welcome news to 8 year old Naida Bervic who comes to Fallon Park Pool every weekend.
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((NAIDA BERVIC: USUALLY I PLAY TAG WITH MY FRIENDS AND SWIM))
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Wyatt says the city is conserving water in other areas...and has even turned off its public fountains.
As of today, Carvins Cove has dropped to 20 point 75 feet below full pond. It will have to drop 24 ft before there will be mandatory restrictions.
Hundreds of workers at a subsidary of Roanoke Electric Steel are on strike.
About 480 workers at Steel of West Virginia in Huntington walked off the job yesterday over seniority issues.
Members of United Steelworkers 37 set up picket lines after rejecting a tentative contract agreement late last week.
Their contract expired Friday.
Roanoke Electric Steel bought the Huntington business last year. [Indonesia]
Indonesians are getting their first real taste of democracy since 1955.
They're voting for a new Parliament that will ultimately help choose a president.
It's another major step away from authoritarian rule that ended when riots by pro-democracy student groups forced President Suharto to resign a year ago, after 32 years in power.
Barry Petersen reports.
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[SUPER=01-Barry Petersen/Reporting; :41]
[OUT Q=News, Jakarta]
General Robert E-Lee's image is still drawing protests in Richmond.
Last week, the Confederate general's portrait was removed from a Richmond tourist attraction after a City Council member compared him to Adolf Hitler.
Confederate sympathizers denounced the move and gathered again Saturday in protest.
Meantime a rally was held in support of Councilman Sa'ad El-Amin, whose remarks initiated the portrait's removal.
The debate over the Lee mural drew response from viewers this week.
Joe McKean has News-7's Feedback.
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(( Clear skies greeted the opening of the Richmond Canal Walk. But the decision to remove an image of
one of the Old Dominion's favorite sons from the project created a storm of controversy.
It touched souls in southwest Virginia, too.
"I think that a few narrow minded people are trying to take us back in time...when, after the war, the Confederate widows were not allowed to visit their husbands' graves. Are we only to remember half of the war? The Civil War is our past and it was fought by TWO armies, not just one. All of which were our forefathers....I'm sure my tax dollars helped to fund the restoration of the canal, somehow, and I want to see Lee up where he belongs."
Another viewer thought the new Mornin' segment featuring Steve Pardon camping out was a real trip.
"I laughed aloud at the sight of Steve Pardon camping and trying to cook....The gang on News 7 Mornin' are always a pleasure to wake up with and the weekend crew is quite fun also...Can't wait for another addition of Camping With Steve. Keep up the great job."
Send your comments about our news coverage or issues in the news to News-7 at P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
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Could being back in Poland actually improve the pope's health?
The Vatican thinks it's possible.
The pontiff is in the midst of a 13-day visit to his homeland.
And his spokesman says John Paul is ``much more energetic'' than at the Vatican -- wondering if ``maybe it's the Polish air.''
He spoke in a clear voice today as he consecrated the site of what will be Poland's largest church.
John Paul is visiting some 20 cities in poland.
``Death of a Salesman'' was very much alive at the 53rd annual Tony awards.
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The revival of Arthur Miller's play was last night's heavy winner with four awards including Lead actor in a play, that prize went to Brian Dennehy.
Some people are saying this is the year of the British invasion.
Last night's ceremony shows it is cleary not.
[IN= NOT ABOUT NIGHTENGALES]
BRIAN DENNEHEY/TONY BEST ACTOR: NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES WAS WRITTEN BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, AND
ICEMAN COMETH WAS WRITTEN BY EUGENE O'NEAL. THE SCARY PART OF ALL THAT
IS THAT THEY'RE ALL 50 YEARS OLD. ))
[SUPER=01-Brian Dennehey/Tony Best Actor in Play;]
But a new American play,
"sideman", also made a splash, with best play award, and best featured
actor in a play going to broadway newcomer Frank Wood.
It was also a good year for Dame Judi Dench, who scored a Tony award for her performance in Amy's View, she'll put it with the Oscar she picked up three months ago.
[IN=IT'S BEEN QUITE A YEAR...]
REPORTER: IT'S BEEN QUITE A YEAR.
JUDI DENCH/TONY BEST ACTRESS WINNER: NO, IT IS COINCIDENTAL. IT'S A
COINCIDENCE THAT I DID SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE WHEN I DID, THAT I CAME BACK
HERE WHEN I DID, THAT I DID "TEA WITH MUSSELINI" WHEN I DID.))
[SUPER=01-Judi Dench/Tony Best Actress Winner;]
[OUT=WITH MUSSELINIE WHE I DID.]
There's almost nothing more American than a good broadway musical, and Actor Martin Short and broadway favorite Bernadette Peters
took home top actor honors.
Critics complained about the lack of successful new musicals, and last night Best New Musical honors went to a show that's a review of the work of an old broadway legend, Bob Fosse.
[OUT=(NATS OF FOSSE)]
Annie Get Your Gun won Best Musical Revival.
There is a New Mrs. Virginia this afternoon.
The Mrs. Virginia International Pageant was held Satruday and Sunday at the Roanoke Civic Center.
36 contestants competed.
Kathy Brinkman...Mrs. Gloucester County... took home the title.
And Mrs. Eastern Shore...Suzanne Slaw was 1st-runner-up.
The winner will go on to compete in the national competition in Las Vegas.
The contestants were judged in the areas of aerobic wear, evening gown, and interview.
Contestants had to between the ages of 23 and 56...and married.
Bobby Labonte went the final 107 laps on a tank of gas to hold off the field and win the MBNA Platinum 400 at Dover yesterday.
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Mark Martin would lead early--here passing Sterling Marlin and putting him a lap down.
But rookie Tony Stewart came on strong and he passed Rick Mast. Stewart led for the first time during the race.
Then on lap 163 the second caution of the day came out because of oil on the track.
Bobby Labonte would lead at the halfway mark but moments later Jeff Gordon gets by him to take the lead for the first time since the start.
On lap 291 Kenny Wallace hits Jeremey Mayfield and then the inside wall bringing out the caution.
Jeff Gordon would again take the lead with 88 laps--butl he's forced to pit for gas with 6 laps left to go.
That opened the door for Labonte and he takes the checkered flag in Delaware.
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[IN Q="I mean it...]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/MBNA Platinum 500 Winner; :]
[OUT Q=....ever run here."]
Jeff Gordon was second, Mark Martin third, Tony Stewart fourth and Dale Jarrett fifth.
Taking a look at interleague play in the majors--
Javy Lopez hit an R-B-I single in the 10-th to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 3 to 2 win over Boston.
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A fan checking out the All Star Ballot.
To the action--
In the bottom of the fifth, Keith Lockhart hits this single to right field Andruw Jones rounds the bases to score and it was 1 to nothing Braves.
Braves starter Kevin Millwood had a no hitter going until John Valentin rips this line drive single to left field.
The game was tied 2 to 2 until the 10-th--
Lopez rips this line drive single to centerfield scoring Otis Nixon and the Braves finally win one in Beantown, 3 to 2.
San Antonio makes the N-B-A finals for the first time since joining the league 23 years ago.
David Robinson scored 20 as the Spurs sweep the Portland Trailblazers 94 to 80.
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The Spurs huddle before the start of the game.
Sean Elliott steps behind the line and hits the three pointer and the Spurs led 48 to 36.
But Portland would push ahead in the third quarter and cut the lead to three--Damon Stoudamire with two of his 21 points.
Tim Duncan scored 18 points and had 8 rebounds for the Spurs and had a momentum-changing block early in the fourth.
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[SUPER=01-David Robinson/20 Points, 10 Rebounds; :]
[OUT Q=...tuned in again."]
Madison Square Garden is the place to be tonight as the Knicks look to take a three to one lead over the Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Tipoff is at nine p-m.
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Tiger Woods warmed up for the U-S Open by winning the Memorial Tournament by two shots over Vijay ((Vee-JAY)) Singh.
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Woods was the leader at the start of the final round.
His short game was BIG.
On the sixth hole he makes this nice chip from the tall grass and birdies the hole to go to 13 under par.
Woods birdied 7 and 12 to go to 15 under-- he finishes the round shooting a 3 under par 69 for a total of 15 under.
Tiger earns his second win on the tour this year.
Andre Agassi joined an elite group of tennis players Sunday, wiining his first French Open in an exhausting five set match over Andre Medvedev (Mehd'-veh-dev).
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Agassi becomes just the fifth man in history to win all four grand slam titles.
But it didn't come easily. Medvedev dominated early, winning the first two sets six-one, six-two.
Agassi then turned his game up a notch and he would win the final three sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 to claim the title.
Agassi won the 1992 Wimbledon, the 1994 U-S open and the 1995 Australian open. The others to win all four majors during their careers were Fred Perry, Don Budge, Roy Emerson and Rod Laver.
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[SUPER=01-Andre Agassi/French Open Winner; :]
[OUT Q=.....My career."]