[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A manhunt overnight in Bassett for a man who allegedly shot a mother and daughter last night.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Kosovar refugees have made their way to southwest virginia.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Bassett-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#99-21 26:26]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Police spent much of the night looking for the armed gunman who shot a woman and her teenaged daughter.
The two were shot in front of their Basset home around 7 last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bassett]


Sheriff's deputies combed several miles of woods looking for the man they say shot both mother and daughter.
That suspect is William Edward Mize. He's 46 years old, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Deputies were concerned he was still armed.
They received a call last night that the two women were shot their front porch.
Authorities say Mize was standing on the porch of his house next door at the time...about 25 feet away.
They believe he ran into the woods and is still there.
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[SOT 10:14 - 10:32]
[IN Q=We think we may have]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]

((CAPT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE THINK WE MAY HAVE HIM CONTAINED IN AN AREA. WE HAVE A HEAVY PRESENCE OF UNIFORMED OFFICERS AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS COORDINATING A SEARCH NOW CHECKING ANYWHERE HE MAY BE HIDING OUT. WE CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND HE MAY BE SCARED AFTER COMMITTING SUCH A CRIME. WE HOPE AND WOULD URGE THAT HE WOULD SURRENDER TO AUTHORITIES WHEN HE SEES ANY NEWS BROADCAST AND WHEN HE CAN GET TO A PHONE.))
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=can get to a phone.]
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[ANCHOR=]
[SS=]


The Henry County Sheriff's department indicates it will be releasing new information on the case within the next few hours. At last word, both women were hospitalized in serious condition.

[School-Closings]


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


Today's hot weather is forcing some schools to send students home early today. Here's the list that we have.
(+++++++)

[Take Pinnacle Page 1000]
Pittsylvania County is closing schools at 1-30 today.
In Danville, all schools are shutting two hours early. [Take Next Page 1001]
Henry County is closing elementary schools at 11-45, middle schools at 12-30, and high schools at 12-45. [Take Page 1002]
And in Lynchburg, E.C. Glass will close at 12-30.


[2Water-Conservation]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


Along with the heat, the lack of rain is the other big weather concern.
Members of Roanoke City Council have approved a water conservation plan that could bring mandatory restrictions within weeks.
But they also received an offer of aid from Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove;]


The water level at Carvin's Cove is now almost 21 feet below the spillway.
And the level is dropping about 1 foot per week.
When it reaches 24 feet, the city will institute mandatory restrictions.
[super=03-Roanoke Co.]


Meanwhile Roanoke County has offered to supply the city with water from the Spring Hollow Reservoir.
And county officials say the situation presents a new opportunity to consider a regional water authority.
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[2Refugees]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-22 51:29]
[GRAPHIC=Kosovo Refugees]


The plight of refugees from Kosovo is now very real to Southwest Virginia.
A family of seven is now living in Lynchburg, with the help of a Catholic refugee organization and area churches.
They arrived in Roanoke last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Church members waited for the refugees with flowers and hand-lettered signs of welcome written in their native language.
They welcomed the Binaku (Ben-a coo) family.
A mother, father and five grown children, expelled from their homeland, held in a refugee camp, then flown thousands of miles to a place called America.
The youngest family member speaks english... and vows his time here in America will not be wasted.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:41:33]
[IN Q=I think]

(( XHAIFER BINAKU/REFUGEE; I THINK THAT IT WILL BE FOR ME A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN THE LANGUAGE, AND AND IN SOMEHOW TO HELP MY NATION. ))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=help my nation]
[SUPER=01-Xhaifer Binaku/Refugee;]
(------------------)
[VO-NAT]


Binaku says when he can return to his country in peace... he will be the happiest man in the world.


[Kosovo]


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


Meantime, Last week's optimism that the war in Kosovo might finally be coming to an end melted over the weekend and turned completely cold yetersday.
While Slobodan Milosevic again promised to implement a peace plan, NATO is again demanding actions over words.
Lee Cowan has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:06:17]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Major Trey Cate/NATO Spokesman; :10]
[SUPER=01-Joe Lockhart/White House Spokesman; :26]
[super=01-Kevin Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman; :40 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting :59]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON]

(( (( NAT ))
AFTER TWO DAYS OF TALKS - THE MESSAGE FROM THE SERB SIDE OF THE PEACE TABLE SEEMED CLEAR: DON'T CALL US, WE'LL CALL YOU.
(( SUPER: MAJOR TREY CATE //NATO SPOKESMAN )) "NATO stands ready to continue these talks when required, when asked and we'll continue to be ready to implement a peace agreement here in Macedonia."
BUT DESPITE A LAST MINUTE PUSH BY SLOBODON MILOSEVIC WHO INSISTS HE'S NOW READY TO DEAL, NATO ISN'T CONVINCED, AND WON'T NEGOTIATE.

(( SUPER: JOE LOCKHART/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN )) (( SOT ))

"While those words may be reassuring, we need more than words."
(( NAT jets overhead/bombing sound ))
AS SUCH, NATO MORE THAN DOUBLED THE NUMBER OF SORTIES ON MONDAY, AND WITHOUT EVIDENCE THE SERB TROOPS ARE BEGINNING TO RETREAT, PROMISED THAT MORE DAMAGE MAY BE ON THE WAY.

(( SUPER: KEN BACON/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN )) ((SOT))

"Time will tell.
AGREEMENT SEEMS DIFFICULT ON ALL SIDES.
EVEN MEMBERS OF THE G-8 COUNTRIES MEETING IN GERMANY ADJOURNED WITHOUT COMING UP WITH A PEACE PROPOSAL THAT COULD BE SENT TO THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL. THE ONE COUNTRY HOLDING IT UP: RUSSIA -- ONE OF THE COUNTRIES THAT CAME UP WITH THE PLAN IN THE FIRST PLACE.

(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS ))))[1-Sports]


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


Taking a look at sports this mornin'--
The Bedford Rotary Club honors local sports scholars--
And the Roanoke Express hopes to up its attendance numbers this season--Who's going to do it? Mike Stevens is here with the story--
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy everyone]
[RUNS=2:08]
[OUT Q=little bit.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#]
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[Microwave]
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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: Milk))

[Mexico-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A popular Mexican radio and television host was shot and killed monday on a busy Mexico City street at noon.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mexico City]


Police say they found more than two dozen bullets in the black Lincoln mini-van that Francisco "Paco" Stanley was riding in.
A valet parking attendant at a nearby restaurant was also hit by the gunfire and died on the way to the hospital. Three other people were injured.
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[E-Danville-Dispatch]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-12 1:42:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Call 9-1-1 in Danville next month and you might notice some changes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


That's when dispatchers will begin sending ambulances out to emergencies according to how critical they are.
Under the current system, dispatchers send out ambulances in the order that calls come in.
Emergency workers say that more than half of all calls to 9-1-1 are NOT emergencies.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 53:59 - 54:09]
[IN Q=They could get a]
[SUPER=01-Chris Goss/Emergency Services Asst. Dir.;]

((CHRIS GOSS/EMERGENCY SERVICES ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: THEY COULD GET A CALL THAT WAS A FALL THAT'S NOT AN EMERGENCY AND THEN HAVE A CARDIAC ARREST. AND IT TIES THAT TRUCK UP ON SOMETHING THAT'S NOT AN EMERGENCY.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=that's not an emergency.]
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[VO-NAT]


Dispatchers will ask callers a series of questions on cards and talk them through life-saving procedures until an ambulance arrives.
Danville is one of the only cities in Virginia to use this dispatch system.
Emergency workers say it will save lives.
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[E-Gaylor]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-14 1:17:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Opening arguments are expected today, for a man accused of getting hired as a hit man ... then killing ANOTHER woman's husband.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lewisburg, WV]


Gene Gaylor used to live in Covington and has been suspected of killing several people with bombs.
Yesterday, he became the first of four to go on trial in West Virginia, for a bombing death that happened 23 years ago.
Billy Ray Abshire was killed in 1976 when he picked up a bomb on the hood of his car.
Abshire's wife and her second husband are charged with hiring Gaylor and one other man to do the killing.
[SUPER=03-Greenbrier Co., WV/September 1998;]


Lawyers spent the first day questioning jury candidates.
Following opening arguments, the first prosecution witnesses will take the stand.
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[E-Hanna]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In Roanoke County, a Vinton woman who wanted a hit man to kill her husband has pleaded guilty.
36 year-old Peggy Irene Hanna hired a man who turned out to be an undercover police officer.
She was arrested on February 22nd after giving the officer a down payment.
Hanna now faces up to five years in prison for soliciting another to commit a felony.


[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=AM Healthcheck]


Can school cause headaches? A new study suggests it might be true.
Ed Crane has our morning Healthcheck report.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=STD]

(( A POSSIBLE BREAKTHROUGH IN THE TREATMENT OF SOME COMMON BRAIN DISORDERS.
VT=VO

((vo))
SCIENTISTS SAY THEY TREATED A SERIOUS BRAIN DISEASE IN MICE BY USING TRANSPLANTED STEM CELLS... WHICH ARE ABLE TO PRODUCE A VARIETY OF OTHER CELLS.
IF FURTHER STUDIES ARE SUCCESSFUL, THIS APPROACH COULD BE USED TO TREAT MUTIPLE SCLEROSIS, ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, AND STROKES.
THE FINDINGS WERE REPORTED IN THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.//
VT=VO

((vo))
HEALTH EXPERTS ARE TRYING TO DISPEL THE MYTHS ABOUT GLAUCOMA.
THEY SAY THE EYE DISEASE NOT ONLY AFFECTS THE ELDERLY-- IT CAN STRIKE AT ANY AGE.
AND EVEN IF YOU HAVE PERFECT EYESIGHT AND NO SIGNS OF DIABETES, YOU CAN STILL GET GLAUCOMA.
DOCTORS SAY AFRICAN-AMERICANS ARE ESPECIALLY AT RISK.
BUT EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT CAN KEEP THE DISEASE AT BAY -- AND PREVENT BLINDNESS.
VT=VO

((vo))
AND KIDS SEEM TO LEARN EARLY ON.. JUST HOW MUCH OF A HEADACHE SCHOOL CAN BE.
A FINNISH STUDY FOUND THAT SIX AND SEVEN YEAR OLDS HAD A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN HEADACHES.. A YEAR AFTER SCHOOL STARTED.
RESEARCHERS BLAME IT ON STRESS.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M ED CRANE, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
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[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


Police expect to release new information shortly, after a double shooting in Bassett last night.
A mother and her teenage daughter were shot in front of their home.
They're in serious condition..
Sheriff's deputies were looking for 46 year old Willliam Edward Mize.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


NATO is giving president Slobodan Milosevic an ultimatum-- either agree to the Kosovo peace deal or face more air strikes.
Allied forces have already stepped up the bombings in Yugoslavia.
Meantime, milosevic says he intends to stick to the terms agreed to last week.
But nato officials doubt he will keep his word.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Meantime some Kosovar Albanians are taking refuge in Southwest Virginia.
A family of seven arrive in Lynchburg last night.
The family hopes to oneday return to their country in peace.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday June 8th..
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2E-Bassett-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#99-21 26:26]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


The Henry County Sheriff's department indicates it will have new information to release later this morning, on the shooting of a woman and her teenage daughter.
The two were shot in front of their Basset home around 7 last night, and that set off a big manhunt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bassett]


Sheriff's deputies combed several miles of woods looking for the man they say shot both mother and daughter.
That suspect is William Edward Mize. He's 46 years old, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Deputies were concerned he was still armed.
They received a call that the two women were shot their front porch.
Authorities say Mize was standing on the porch of his house next door at the time...about 25 feet away.
They believe he ran into the woods and is still there.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:14 - 10:32]
[IN Q=We think we may have]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]

((CAPT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE THINK WE MAY HAVE HIM CONTAINED IN AN AREA. WE HAVE A HEAVY PRESENCE OF UNIFORMED OFFICERS AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS COORDINATING A SEARCH NOW CHECKING ANYWHERE HE MAY BE HIDING OUT. WE CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND HE MAY BE SCARED AFTER COMMITTING SUCH A CRIME. WE HOPE AND WOULD URGE THAT HE WOULD SURRENDER TO AUTHORITIES WHEN HE SEES ANY NEWS BROADCAST AND WHEN HE CAN GET TO A PHONE.))
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=can get to a phone.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


At last word, both women were hospitalized in serious condition.

[FBI-Arrest]


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


Police in Sterling Heights, MI have arrested a fugitive on the FBI's Most Wanted list.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sterling Heights, MI]


Harry Joseph Bowman was wanted for murder, attempted murder, bombing and extotion plus assorted other crimes.
If convicted, he faces several life sentences.
Officials say police and FBI surrounded the home in the quiet Detroit suburb and arrested Bowman without incident.

Bowman is the leader of the Outlaw motorcycle gang in Michigan.
(------------)


[Most-Wanted]


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


Meantime, two embassy bombings and a single shooting have landed two men ON the Most Wanted list.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Islamic militant Osama bin Laden and anti abortion activist James Kopp are now considered to be two of the most dangerous men in the world.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((Janet Reno "Both men believe that their views entitle them to use all means , including violence, to achieve their goals. our message is that that is wrong."))
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/US Attorney General;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=THAT IS WRONG.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Justice Dept. believes it was Saudi born bin Laden who masterminded the 1998 U-S Embassy explosions in Kenya and Tanzania.
More than 200 people were killed.
Kopp has not been seen since November 3, 19-98, 10 days after authorities say he gunned down known abortion doctor Barnett Slepian at his home in suburban Buffalo, New York.
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[2School-Closings]


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


Some are students get to head home early today, thanks to the hot weather that's now with us.
(+++++++)

[Take Pinnacle Page 1000]
Pittsylvania County is closing schools at 1-30 today.
In Danville, all schools are shutting two hours early. [Take Next Page 1001]
Henry County is closing elementary schools at 11-45, middle schools at 12-30, and high schools at 12-45. [Take Page 1002]
And in Lynchburg, E.C. Glass will close at 12-30.


[Water-Conservation]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=99-25 22:46]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


As the sun bears down, and the rain stays away, members of Roanoke City Council have approved a water conservation plan that could bring mandatory restrictions within weeks.
But they also received an offer of aid from Roanoke County on Monday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove;]


The water level at Carvin's Cove is now almost 21 feet below the spillway.
And the level is dropping about 1 foot per week.
When it reaches 24 feet, the city will institute mandatory restrictions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:00:37 council water tape]
[IN Q=We understand now]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: WE UNDERSTAND NOW THAT AT 24 THESE NOW MANDATORY CONSERVATION PROCEDURES WILL BE IMPOSED, BUT AT 30 FEET BELOW WITHOUT ANY WATER, WITHOUT ANY CONSERVATION WE WILL INDEED BE IN A CRISIS.))
[SUPER=@Bowers;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=indeed be in a crisis.]
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Roanoke Co.]


Meanwhile Roanoke County has offered to supply the city with water from the Spring Hollow Reservoir.
And county officials say the situation presents a new opportunity to consider a regional water authority.
(------------)




[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-35 1:18:18]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


In sports this morning, The Virginia Tech women's softball team dominates the state's Division one all-state team that was selected by sports information directors from around the state.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Tech head coach Scot Thomas was named the Comonwealth's coach of the year. In only his fourth season in Blacksburg, Thomas led the Lady Hokies to a school record 54 wins,a 26 game winning streak and a 25th place ranking in the national polls.
Tech third baseman Kara Krumhardt was named the state's player of the year. She batted .343 had 72 hits with seven homers and 40 RBI's.
Pitcher Clarisa Crowell was also named to the team. She posted a 25 and 8 record this season with a 1.05 ERA.
Second baseman Michelle Meadows made the team as well. She batted .338 this past season
Ashlee Dobbe ((DOB)) was selected as an all state pitcher. She had an ERA of 0.92 and won 29 games.
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: Milk))

[e-Refugees]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-22 51:29]
[GRAPHIC=Kosovo Refugees]


NATO is giving president Slobodan Milosevic an ultimatum-- either agree to the kosovo peace deal or face more air strikes.
Meantime, The plight of refugees from Kosovo is now very real to Southwest Virginia.
A family of seven is now living in Lynchburg, with the help of a Catholic refugee organization and area churches.
Eric Earnhart reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Church members waited.]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Judy Tongue/Sponsor; :10]
[SUPER=01-Avdi Binaku/Refugee; :40]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :54]
[SUPER=01-Xhaifer Binaku/Refugee; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


(( Church members waited for the refugees with flowers and hand-lettered signs of welcome written in their native language... and worried.

[SOT 02:26:19]
[IN Q=I have just]

((JUDY TONGUE/SPONSOR; I HAVE JUST, WHEN I THINK ABOUT THEM I SOMETIMES JUST WEEP, IT MUST BE AWFULLY HARD TO LEAVE HOME.))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=to leave home.]



It is, that was evident in the tired faces of the refugees... The Binaku family a mother, father and five grown children, expelled from their homeland, held in a refugee camp, then flown thousands of miles to a place called America.
Reporters had been asked not to question the weary travelers yet, but Avdi Binaku wanted to speak, and, through a translator, greet the people of Southwest Virginia.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:35:47]
[IN Q=All of us our]

(( AVDI BINAKU/REFUJEE [translator]; ALL OF US ARE FAMILY FROM KOSOVO, PRISTINA, CAPITAL CITY OF KOSOVO; ))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=capital city of Kosovo]



Leaving the airport, the family made one more journey... boarding a van that
took them to Lynchburg and a house provided by a group of area Churches....
Shoes are left at the door in traditional fashion, as they enter a place radically different from this... the refugee camps in Macedonia that were home for the Binaku's just a few hours earlier, an experiece that brings dark memories.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:40:54 ]
[IN Q=when we come;]

(( XHAIFER BINAKU/REFUGEE; WHEN WE COME IN THE BORDER, NEAR THE BORDER OF MACEDONIA, WE SAW A MAN DEAD, IN FIRE.))
[RUNS= 12 ]
[OUT Q=in fire]



Xhaifer Binaku is the youngest, and speaks english... and vows his time here in America will not be wasted.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:41:33]
[IN Q=I think]

(( XHAIFER BINAKU/REFUGEE; I THINK THAT IT WILL BE FOR ME A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN THE LANGUAGE, AND AND IN SOMEHOW TO HELP MY NATION. ))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=help my nation]


Xhaifer says when he can return to his country in peace... he will be the happiest man in the world. Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

[Marines]


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


Meantime, some Marines bound for Kosovo to set up a peacekeeping force are stuck at sea.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Aegean Sea;]

[4:04:21]
The 2-thousand Marines remain aboard an amphibious tranpsort ship in the Agean Sea after Greece denied them permission to come ashore.
Greeks are widely opposed to NATO's military activity in the Balkans despite their country's membership in the alliance.
The marines will remain aboard their ship until an accord is reached to allow them to pass through Greece en route to Macedonia.
(------------)


[Paula-Jones]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Paula Jones]


Citing irreconcilable differences, the husband of Paula Jones has filed for divorce.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:15:49]
According to the court filing in Los Angeles, Stephen Jones also seeks joint custody of the couple's sons.
According to the court filing, the couple separated in February and the boys currently live with their mother in Arkansas.
Jones has said she and her husband disagreed over strategy in her now-settled sexual harassment suit against President Clinton.
(------------)


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Officials at General Motors say in the next two and a half years most of their family cars will be equipped with automatic trunk releases.
The system uses infrared technology to sense if there's someone trapped in the trunk -- and pops open the lid.
The cars will also have a manual release handle inside the trunk.

Last summer eleven children died after crawling into car trunks to play.[storm]


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Clean-up continues in Wisconsin after high winds blew over a huge party tent. Someone had their home camera rolling when the tent came down.
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Weather officials say these winds were clocked at over sixty miles an hour.
The gusts were so strong it pulled out tent stakes that were buried two feet.
No one was hurt, but the tent did damage about 20 cars.
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There's a brand new face in N-B-A coaching ranks--
and a batboy takes flight in Mobile, Alabama-- Here with sports is Mike Stevens.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The Henry County Sheriff's department indicates it will have no information to release later this morning, on the shooting of a woman and her teenage daughter.
The two were shot in front of their Basset home around 7 last night, and that set off a big manhunt.
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A family of seven from Kosovo is now living in Lynchburg, with the help of a Catholic refugee organization and area churches.
They arrived in Roanoke Monday evening.
Church members waited for the refugees with flowers and land-lettered signs of welcome written in their native language.
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Members of Roanoke City Council have approved a water conservation plan that could bring mandatory restrictions within weeks.
But they also received an offer of aid from Roanoke County.
The water level at Carvin's Cove is now almost 21 feet below the spillway.
And the level is dropping about 1 foot per week.
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