[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


British paratroopers are camped along Macedonia's border with Kosovo -- the leading wave of an international peacekeeping force.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Despite the end of the conflict newly re-located Kosovar refugees aren't ready to return home.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Our chance for some needed rainfall bypassed us again yesterday, and this morning we're just looking cloudy skies.
You will notice some cooler, more seasonable temperatures today and on through the weekend...
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[kosovo]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Peace Plan]


NATO troops are waiting for order to enter Kosovo.
Members of the international peacekeeping force have been gathering in neighboring Macedonia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


They could begin their mission in Kosovo as early as today.
[SUPER=03-Kosovo, Yugolsavia;]

[4:09:21]
Meantime, Serb troops are packing up and heading out--
Y ugoslav forces began leaving Kosovo Yesterday.
NATO then called off the bombings.
President Clinton addressed the nation last night, claiming victory.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:11:00]
[IN Q=I can report...]

(( I CAN REPORT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED A VICTORY FOR A SAFER WORLD, FOR OUR DEMOCRATIC VALUES, AND FOR A STRONGER AMERICA.OUR PILOTS HAVE RETURNED TO BASE. THE AIRSTRIKES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED. AGGRESSION AGAINST AN INNOCENT PEOPLE HAS BEEN CONTAINED AND IS BEING TURNED BACK.))
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=is being turned back.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The President visits a Missouri Air Force base today to personally thank some of the American fliers involved in Operation Allied Force.

[Refugees]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#99-16 59:20]
[GRAPHIC=Kosovo Refugees]


Kosovar refugees now living in our area say they're happy to hear the war is over.
But they won't go home anytime soon.
Scott Goldberg talked to a family that just arrived in Virginia who say they want to start a new life here.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[SUPER=03-Madison Heights;00]
[SUPER=02-Translator;16 -- QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=@scott2; :32]
[SUPER=01-Hamit Vehabi/Through Translator;45]
[RUNS=:56]
[OUT Q=Goldberg, News-7.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=natsound]

((KIDS IN STORE)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=]


Five-year old Ibrahim and four-year-old Amir spent the last month of their young lives inside a Macedonian refugee camp.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=QUICK NATOSUND!!]

((SHORT SOUND OF KIDS AGAIN)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=]


They spent their second day in this country running with mom and dad up and down the aisles of America's favorite retail playground.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:34:53]
[IN Q=he said]

((TRANSLATOR: HE SAID IT'S BIG. (laugh) )) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q= laugh]


Hamit Vehabi brought his two sons, his wife and little else to this country where none of them speaks the language.


Church volunteers are helping them assimilate ... taking the family to Wal-Mart ... feeding them hamburgers and fried chicken strips.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATSOUND]

((ANY QUICK NATSOUND OF FAMILY AT LUNCH TABLE.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


Hamit understands enough of what he's seen on TV to know the war in Kosovo is over.
But he also knows he can't go back ... the next chapter of his family's life story will be written in America.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:37:39]
[IN Q=his major]

((HAMIT VEHABI/WITH TRANSLATOR: HIS MAJOR CONCERN IS GETTING IN TOUCH WITH HIS FAMILY. BUT THERE'S NOTHING TO GO BACK TO. THIS IS HIS NEW HOME.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=NEW HOME]))
(---------)


[S-Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-13 TC1:47:31]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline]


Residents wanting more information on A-E-P's proposed high voltage power line can check with their local library.


(XXXXXXXXX)

[take MAP FULL SCREEN]
The latest route being proposed would carry the line from Wyoming County, West Virginia through Bland and Wythe Counties before ending at Jacksons Ferry.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Libraries in Bland, Tazewell, Pulaski and Wythe Counties will carry the information through June 23rd.
Someone will also be on hand to help residents sift through the data.
That information includes the application, brochures, maps and fact sheets.
Residents can also find information about the proposed project at several area courthouses-- on a longer term basis.
(----------------------)


[FLIGHT-ATTENDANT]


[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Northwest]


A potentially devastating strike has been averted in the airline industry.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN;]

[4;06:04]
Northwest has reached an tentative 5 year contract agreement with flight attendants that would raise their pay from lowest to highest in the industry.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:06:21-27]
[IN Q=I'M HAPPY...]
[SUPER=01-Nicole Bogucki/Northwest Flight Attendant;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=TOGETHER AS A TEAM.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Eleven thousand flight attendants waited for more than three years for a new contract.
(------------)


[1-Sports]


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


In sports this morning--
Mike Stevens is here with all the happenings in NASCAR--.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning folks]
[RUNS=1:54]
[OUT Q=in a little bit]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-3]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[On Record] [Roll Cold out of Break]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ann Meyer/Explore Park; :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :25]
[RUNS=2:47]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: Garden Festival))

[washington-explosion]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


A fire disaster in Washington state.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bellingham, WA]


One person was killed and two ten year old boys were critically injured when a creek burst into flames after a gasoline pipeline leaked.
The blaze sent a huge cloud of black smoke 30-thousand feet into the sky.
One emergency official compared it to the eruption of Mount Saint Helens.
Officials say the pipeline leaked 280 thousand gallons of gasoline.
(------------)


[E-Trash-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-22 54:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The tough talking that Virginia's politicians did on trash earlier this year will now be put to the test.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Virginia Dept. of Environ. Quality]


Four trash haulers, including Waste Management Incorporated, filed a federal lawsuit yesterday, challenging Virginia's new out-of-state trash restrictions.
They're set to take effect July first.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:18:57]
[IN Q=Well I think]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL I THINK WHEN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PASSED THE LEGISLATION THAT WE BELIEVED IT WAS PROPER AT THE TIME. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS OPINED THAT. AND I BELIEVE THAT'S IT'S RIGHT.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=it's right.]
(-------------)
[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=Hold]


The new laws would ban trash barges, cap landfill levels, and more tightly regulate trash trucks.
The trash haulers say they interfere with interstate commerce-- and are therefore UNconstitutional.

[E-Friendship-Manor]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MOrn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-11 TC1:41:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Friendship Manor says it will NOT raise its elderly residents' rents "by one penny" if it converts to a FOR PROFIT corporation.
The company has provided affordable retirement housing and nursing home care for decades in the Roanoke area-- making a profit in recent years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT TC 18:10:47]
[IN Q=Because you're]

((KATHERINE ELLIOT/MARKETING DIRECTOR: BECAUSE YOU'RE A NON-PROFIT ENTITY DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU DON'T MAKE MONEY. WE HAVE MADE PROFIT, WE ARE A CORPORATION.))
[SUPER=01-Katherine Elliot/Marketing Director]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=a corporation.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But two bus-loads of residents travelled to Richmond yesterday to take their complaints and questions to the Attorney General's staff.
They don't believe the conversion is just to offer more services and make bookkeeping more efficient.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:31:00]
[IN Q=Their objective]

((BILL HANLIN/RESIDENT: THEIR OBJECTIVE IS TO MAKE MONEY. NINE PEOPLE. RIGHT? NINE PEOPLE ON THE BOARD ARE GOING TO MAKE ALL THE MONEY. ON THE BACKS OF WHOM? WE THE RESIDENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Hanlin/Resident; ]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=we the residents.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Deputy Attorney General Frank Ferguson donned a hat in solidarity-- but is skeptical about whether his office will try to intervene.
The only legal grounds would be if charitable assets were being misused.
(------------)


[E-Francis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-26 12:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke Valley medical community is shocked by the unexpected death of a prominent physician who pioneered AIDS treatment in Southwest Virginia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1994; ]

Doctor James Boyd Francis passed away Monday while exercising. His friends say his sudden death may be heart-related which is surprising considering his healthy lifestyle. Colleagues says he was the kind of doctor other doctors sought out.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 14 29 45]
[IN Q=I wish somebody ]

((NANCY AGEE/VP MEDICAL EDUCATION: I WISH SOMEBODY COULD CAPTURE WHAT A WONDERFUL PERSON HE WAS AND HOW REALLY HARD IT IS TO LOSE HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Agee/Medical Education Vice President; ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=lose him.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The 54 year old internal medicine specialist treated the first H-I-V case in Roanoke.
Doctor Francis leaves behind a wife, a son and a daughter.
(------------)


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, quitting smoking could be healthy for your income tax.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( FINALLY SOME GOOD NEWS ABOUT OUR HEALTH--
A NEW REPORT SAYS AMERICANS ARE HEALTHIER IN MANY WAYS THAN WE WERE TEN YEARS AGO.
VT=VO

((vo))
ACCORDING TO THE U-S HEALTH DEPARTMENT, THE NATION HAS SEEN A DECLINE IN INFANT MORTALITY, A DROP IN BREAST CANCER DEATHS, AND FEWER VIOLENCE-RELATED FATALITIES.
BUT THERE ARE PROBLEMS THIS COUNTRY STILL NEEDS TO WORK ON--
ONE OF THEM BEING OBESITY.
OFFICIALS SAY MORE THAN HALF OF AMERICAN ADULTS ARE NOW OVERWEIGHT.//
VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS HAVE CONCLUDED THERE'S NO LINK BETWEEN BIRTH CONTROL PILLS AND HEART ATTACKS.
THE LARGEST STUDY EVER DONE ON THE TOPIC FOUND NO INCREASED RISK OF HEART ATTACKS FOR WOMEN TAKING THE PILL.
THE FINDINGS--PUBLISHED IN TOMMOROW'S BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL--CONFLICTS WITH SOME PREVIOUS STUDIES.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND HERE'S ANOTHER REASON TO QUIT SMOKING-- IT'S NOW A TAX WRITE-OFF!
THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE HAS DECIDED TO ALLOW SMOKERS TRYING TO KICK THE HABIT.. TO CLAIM SOME COSTS AS MEDICAL EXPENSES ON THEIR INCOME TAX RETURNS.
I-R-S OFFICIALS SAY THEY NOW CONSIDER PROGRAMS AND DRUGS THAT HELP PEOPLE STOP SMOKING.. NO DIFFERENT FROM THOSE USED TO TREAT ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ADDICTION--
BOTH OF WHICH ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



(I'll Call for board)
[essc#8701]



[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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


As Yugoslav troops pull out of Kosovo, it's still not clear when international peacekeepers will be moving in.
British paratroopers camped along the Macedonian border were ready to move into Kosovo at first light today.
Sources have said the operation might be pushed back by as much as a full day.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A gasoline fire erupts in Washington state-- killing one person and filling the sky with thick, black smoke.
Authorities say a pipeline leak ignited a fireball that barrelled down a creek for a half-mile.
Two young boys were severly burned.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A Virginia death row inmate could recieve a new trial following a Supreme court ruling on his 19-97 conviction.
Benjamamin Lily was senteneced to die for killing a Virgina Tech student nearly 4 years ago.
The high court yesterday voted to REVERSE a state supreme court decision that upheld the conviction.
Lily's attorneys argued a taped confession by a co-defendant should not have been admissable in the trial.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday June 11.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[E-Lilly]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-14 1:23:30]
[GRAPHIC=Ben Lilly]


Attorneys for a man on death row for killing a Virginia Tech student are optimistic their client will get a new trial.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape;]


Benjamin Lilly was sentenced to die in 1997 for the murder of Alexander DeFilippis, almost four years ago.
The U-S Supreme court yesterday voted to REVERSE the state supreme court decision that upheld the conviction.
Lilly's attorneys had argued a taped confession by Lilly's brother, Mark, should NOT have been allowed at trial because Mark did NOT take the witness stand.
In the court's main opinion-- one of the justice's wrote that such action did indeed violate Lilly's right to confront his accuser.
[sot 13:39:31]
[in q=It's a ]

((CHRISTOPHER TUCK/BENJAMIN LILLY'S ATTORNEY:IT IS A VINDICATION IN MANY WAYS, IT'S A VINDICATION AND IT'S PROTECTION FOR ALL OF US, BECAUSE ALL OF US HAVE A RIGHT OT CONFRONT OUR ACCUSERS AND WHEN BEN LILLY LOSES THAT RIGHT SO DOES EVERYONE IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA SO I THINK THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO BE GOOD FOR ALL VIRGINIANS IN THE LONG RUN.))
[SUPER=01-Christopher Tuck/Ben Lilly's Attorney;: ]
[runs=16]
[out q=the long run.]
(-----------)
[anchor=Melanie]
[ss=]


The decision to grant a NEW trial rests with the state supreme court-- which will have to decide if the taped confession persuaded the jury to convict.
If so-- Lilly may indeed get a new trial.

[5-Gaylor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=599-01 1:40:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Greenbrier County jury says there should be no chance of parole for a convicted hit-man.
Yesterday jurors decided Gene Gaylor should spend the rest of his life in prison.
Gaylor was found guilty on all counts in the bombing death of Billy Ray Abshire 23 years ago.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lewisburg, WV/Monday]


The former Covington resident is the first of four people to stand trial in Abshire's 1976 murder.
The victim died when a bomb left on the hood of his car exploded.
The jury took just two hours to reach a decision this afternoon, and called for the life sentence.
(------------)



[SOL-Arts]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#99-24 29:28]
[GRAPHIC=SOLs]


The Standards of Learning are having an impact on the school art programs.
And some local music teachers are concerned that programs will be cut.
Joy Sutton has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=14 year-old]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :07]
[SUPER=01-Myles King/Hidden Valley Junior High; :26]
[SUPER=01-Roma Scriven/Roanoke Symphony Educ. Director; :41]
[SUPER=@joy1; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=news-7]

((14 year-old Myles King has been taking piano lessons for 8 years..and is in the band at Hidden Valley Junior High School.
He says that with the recent emphasis on the SOL's...band practice has been canceled several times...and that band teachers were being used to coach students on SOL subjects.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:05:38]
[IN Q=Since we had to]

((MYLES KING/STUDENT: SINCE WE'VE HAD TO LEARN A LOT OF NEW STUFF..ESPECIALLY IN SOCIAL STUDIES.. I'VE HAD A LOT LESS TIME TO PRACTICE..WE HAD TO STUDY ALL THE TIME))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=all the time]


And arts organization are feeling the pressure too.
The Roanoke Symphony's in-school ensemble and discovery programs have been reshaped
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:17:03]
[IN Q=The only way]

((ROMA SCRIVEN/EDU. DIR. ROANOKE SYMPHONY:THE ONLY WAY WE COULD PROVE THAT THE ARTS IS AS IMPORTANT NOW AS IT WAS IN THE PAST..IS WE DID START RELATING THINGS TO THE STANDARD OF LEARNING))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=standards of learning]


For example correlating music to history....giving the history of the certain instrument or relating pitch and rhythm to math.
And Scriven says some teachers are now having to justify taking there students on field trips to see the Orchestra.

But giving kids a creative outlet is something that Scriven says prepares students for the future.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:23:07]
[IN Q=The arts are what]

((ROMA SCRIVEN/DIR. EDU. ROANOKE SYMPHONY:THE ARTS ARE WHAT FOSTER THE CREATIVITY AND THE ANALYTICAL PROCESS IN A CHILD'S MIND AND IF THEY DON'T HAVE THAT THEY'RE GOING TO LACK THAT LATE IN LIFE WHEN THEY'RE AT JOBS.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=at jobs]))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Garland Life]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: GARLAND LIFE WITH ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOLS SAYS ONLY A FEW PROGRAMS WILL BE CUT THIS UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR. JOY SUTTON, NEWS-7.))
[SUPER=01-]
[RUNS=7]
[OUT Q=News-7]







[Japanese-Students]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-23 TC33:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Botetourt County company is paying a million yen to send high school students to Japan next month.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


That's about ten thousand dollars -- and it means these kids at Lord Botetourt High School can spend three weeks in Japanese homes and schools.
First, they're training.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:58:02]
[IN Q=This is rice]

((THIS IS RICE ... IT'S CALLED ... RED RICE.)) ((I HOPE TO BE... CULTURES DIFFERENT FROM MINE.))
[SUPER=01-Courtney Campbell/Exchange Student; :07]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=different from mine]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Dynax America, a car parts plant in Botetourt County, doesn't even have local customers but says it's paying for part of the trip to show its appreciation for the region.
Each student must still pay 12-hundred-dollars.
(------------)


[peace-plan]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Peace Plan]


As Serb troops pull out of Kosovo, it's still not clear when international peacekeepers will be moving in.
But British paratroopers are poised at the border in Macedonia waiting for orders to enter.
Bobbi Harley reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[5:18]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Skopje, Macedonia;]
[SUPER=01-William Cohen/Secretary of Defense;]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
[SUPER=01-Natyra Mjeku/Kosovar Refugee;;]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=CBS News Washington]

((((LOCATOR: SKOPJE, MACEDONIA)) NARR: After 11-weeks of air strikes, NATO troops are now poised to enter Kosovo. International peacekeepers are gathering in neighboring Macedonia, as Yugoslav troops wind their way out of Kosovo.
((nat sot))

NARR: Packed in trucks, buses, and armored cars-- Serb forces began leaving the province yesterday. It was the signal NATO needed to end the bombings. Last night, President Clinton declared victory. He also had a message for the Serbian people. He blamed Slobodan Milosevic for all their suffering:
((SOT: PRESIDENT CLINTON))

"As long as he remains in power, as long as your country is ruled by an indicted war criminal, we will provide no support for the reconstruction of Serbia." NARR: There will be plenty of support for Kosovo-- left scarred by burnt out homes and villages. Some 50-thousand NATO troops will take part in the enormous task.. of providing a safe haven for more than 800-thousand refugees. They also face many dangers:
((SOT: WILLIAM COHEN/DEFENSE SECRETARY))

"As our troops move in, they must be careful of mines and other threats. Force protection is going to be a very important task as NATO troops establish a safe and secure environment." ((LOCATOR: NEW YORK CITY)) Those concerns are echoed by Kosovar refugees here in the U-S... nervous about returning home:
((SOT:NATYRA MJEKU/KOSOVAR REFUGEE))

"If they will save us it will be the time and then we'll return. When we are sure we can go home." ((STANDUP))))

[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-3]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sally Rugaber/Garden Festival; :13]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :24]
[RUNS=2:03]
[OUT Q=giving demonstrations]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for board)
[essc#8701]



[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: Garden Festival))

[S-Explore-Park]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=99-12 TC1:46:50]
[GRAPHIC=Explore Park]


Wastewater at Virginia's Explore Park might soon be clean enough to FISH in....
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The park's new "drip disposal" system was unveiled yesterday morning.
The treatment system works much like irrigation... the root system in the soil absorbs the wastewater and it's basically recycled.
The system is said to purify wastewater up to 95- percent.
Explore worked on the project with the departments of health and environmental quality, as well as Virginia Tech.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:47:27]
[IN Q=OUr goal]

((SCOTT SARVER/VIRGINIA'S EXPLORE PARK: OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE TO OUR DIFFERENT FACILITIES DIFFERENT TYPES OF SYSTEMS, SO THAT WE CAN BRING CHILDREN IN, STUDENTS, CONTRACTORS, SOIL SCIENTISTS, HEALTH INSPECTORS, THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO VIEW AND SEE DIFFERENT WAYS OF TREATING THE ENVIROMENT PROPERLY.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Sarver/Virginia's Explore Park;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=environment properly]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Some drip systems have already been installed in the park's forest...but Sarver says most visitors won't even notice them.
(------------)


[E-Smiley-Signing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-27 4:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new civil war book entilted, "The Stone Wall" tells the true story of a confederate soldier from Amherst County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The author -Brad Smiley - held a book signing at Barnes and Noble.
Smiley is the great grand nephew of soldier Daniel Knight...
It took Smiley more than 3 year to research Knight's story...based on letters written by the Confederate soldier found in a family bible.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:27:34]
[IN Q=It talks about]
[SUPER=01-Brad Smiley/Author;]

((BRAD SMILEY/AUTHOR: IT TALKS ABOUT HIS HOME LIFE..HIS GROWING UP...HIS GOING INTO THE CIVIL WAR AS A SOLDIER...WHAT HE FOUGHT FOR..WHAT HE BELIEVED..AND HIS THOUGHT LIKE MAN VIRGINIA BOYS WAS INVASION..HE WAS PROTECTING HIS PROPERTY))
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=protecting his property]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A percentage of the proceeds from the book is going to the 19th Virginia Flag Fund...to help restore a Confederate flag used in battle.

[3-Sports]


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


In sports this morning--
The Salem Avalanche extends its season-high winning streak--
And highlights from the W-N-B-A season opener--
Here with those stories and more is Mike Stevens.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Well folks]
[RUNS=2:17]
[OUT Q=safe weekend everybody]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

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


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


The U-S Supreme court has REVERSED the state supreme court decision that upheld the conviction of Ben Lilly.
Lilly's attorneys had argued a taped confession by his brother, Mark, should NOT have been allowed at trial because Mark did NOT take the witness stand.
In the court's main opinion such action violated Lilly's right to confront his accuser.
Lilly was sentenced to die in 1997 for the murder of Tech student Alexander DeFilippis
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A Greenbrier County jury says there should be no chance of parole for a convicted hit-man.
Yesterday jurors decided Gene Gaylor should spend the rest of his life in prison.
Gaylor was found guilty on all counts in the bombing death of Billy Ray Abshire 23 years ago.
The former Covington resident is the first of four people to stand trial in Abshire's 1976 murder.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The tough talking that Virginia's politicians did on trash earlier this year will now be put to the test.
Four trash haulers, including Waste Management Incorporated, filed a federal lawsuit yesterday, challenging Virginia's new out-of-state trash restrictions.
They're set to take effect July first.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
(///////////////)
[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
(-------------)

[Kimberly reads Time Off Promo]

[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=netj]
[GRAPHIC=TIme Off]


Smith Mountain Lake has its share of RENTAL properties, but overnight accomodations are a bit more rare...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


The Stone Manor Bed and Breakfast sits along the lake, featuring private docks and a lighted boardwalk.
Each of the three guest rooms has its own unique "lake" theme.
Its owners say the bed and breakfast is the perfect romantic retreat for couples who ALSO enjoy boating, swimming, or fishing.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE TIME OFF FULL SCREEN]
Stone Manor is the setting for this week's "Time Off" segment tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
(-------------)
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]