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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 05, 1999
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The collapse of Yugoslavia's power system after repeated NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air strikes and a report of a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) attack on a relief convoy reported.

(Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany: Walter Rodgers) Visit to Europe by President Clinton to focus attention on NATO's end game in Yugoslavia featured; scenes shown of him with the three released American POWs and touring NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) military hardware. [CLINTON - says we want the people in Kosovo to go home; attacks Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's ethnic cleansing.] [Supreme allied commander General Wesley CLARK - comments on hitting the Serbs.]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Ensor) The prospects of a lengthy conflict in Yugoslavia featured. [CLARK - says we have to look ahead.] [Former State Department official John FOX - says the Kosovars will not go home this year.] The plans for long stays in the refugee camps noted. [UN High Commission for Refugees Sadako OGATA - says we have to plan for winterized tents.] [CNN military analyst retired Lieutenant General Larry FARRELL - says it will take over a year to resettle the people.]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Carl Rochelle) The first NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) fatalities in the campaign in Yugoslavia with the second crash of an Apache helicopter on a training mission in Albania featured. [Joint Staff vice director Major General Charles WALD - says this is high-risk business.] [FARRELL - comments on the mountainous terrain.] [Army Lieutenant Colonel Garrie DORNAN - comments on the mission.] The status of the two captured Serb soldiers being held by NATO discussed.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Rome: Gayle Young) The flight of moderate Kosovar Albanian leader Ibrahim Rugova to Rome, Italy, from Belgrade examined; scenes shown of his arrival with his family and his meeting with Italian leaders.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Russian special envoy Viktor Chernomyrdin's optimistic view about a possible diplomatic end to the crisis in Kosovo and the continuing shuttle diplomacy reported. [In speech in Atlanta, Jesse JACKSON - comments on his conversations with Clinton and Milosevic; wants an all-winners solution to the crisis; adds that the leaders must convince each other so that talk can end a war; outlines the contrasting positions of Clinton and Milosevic.]

Ensor, David;
Rochelle, Carl;
Rodgers, Walter;
Shaw, Bernard;
Young, Gayle

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