[Schoolwatch]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=School watch]


Due to the heat expected this afternoon, We have a couple of school announcements to report this morning
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[Take FS board]
Henry County Schools will operate on a staggered schedule. Elementary schools will close at 12:30, Middle School at 1:15 and High Schools will close at 1:30.
and all Pittsylvania County schools will close at 1:30 this afternoon.

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[Cuban-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Elian Gomzalez]


Elian Gonzalez will apparently spend at least three more weeks in the U-S.
That after the court ruling that favors his father's custody claims.
But Elian's Miami relatives are considering an appeal and other Cuban-Americans are also not giving up on keeping the boy here.
Jennifer Jones reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Greg Craig/Juan Gonzalez's Attorney; :12]
[SUPER=01-Marisleysis Gonzalez/Elian's Cousin; :36]
[SUPER=01-Sylvia Iriondo/Anti-Castro Activist; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, Miami.]

((
Locator: Miami, FL While Cuban-Americans hope against hope that Elian Gonzalez will stay in the U-S, his father is asking they be allowed to return to Cuba.

SOT: Greg Craig/ Juan Gonzalez's Attorney

""It is now time to end this chapter of Elian's life and to let this family go in peace."
GRFX This latest plea comes after a three judge panel ruled Elian cannot seek political asylum against the wishes of his father. Although they have not officially made their next move, the boy's Miami relatives, who cared for him since his rescue at sea in November, promise they will exhaust all legal avenues.

SOT: Marisleysis Gonzalez/Elian's Cousin

"I will keep my faith and I think the battle is not over with yet. He is still here, he is still in this great country and I hope that the laws of this country favor him"
Thousands of Cuban-Americans are also keeping the faith, a few still holding vigil outside this Little Havana house, Elian called home for nearly five months.

SOT: Sylvia Iriondo/Anti Castro Activist

"We live in a country of laws, there are still legal recourses and unlike Cuba under Castro, there is still a process that remains open.
Stand-Up For at least another two weeks. That's how long the judges ruled Elian must stay in the U-S. That gives the Miami relatives little time to appeal the latest ruling to the full appeals court or the Supreme Court. Jennifer Jones, CBS News, Miami.

))[Business-Owners]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Carilion Biomedical]


Around 30 Roanoke business could be uprooted if the plan for a new biomedical park goes forward.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Dozens of merchants met with city officials last night to discuss their future.
The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority told the merchants it will conduct an 8 month study on re-development plan which will determine how the business will be affected.
But some merchants are concerned about being fairly compensated.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:39:30]
[IN Q=If the Housing and ]

((BRAD ALLEN/BUSINESS OWNER: IF THE HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND THE CITY ARE GOING TO STEP IN BETWEEN US AND BROKER THIS DEAL IT BETTER BE A JUST ONE. IT HAS TO BE JUST AND I THINK TI'S SOMETHING THAT'S DEPENDABLE TO THE HIGHEST LEVELS))
[SUPER=01-Brad Allen/Business Owner]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=highest levels]
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[VO-NAT]


If the redevelopment plan is approved by city council -- the first phase of acquisitions will happen within the first 36 months.
But the entire redevelopment process could take up to 15 years.
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[11NS-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-16 48:26]
[GRAPHIC=NS Layoffs]


Norfolk-Southern will layoff 228 East End Shop workers by August. The furloughs come after months of declining coal exports.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Only 66 workers will be left to repair rail cars... But they may be called back if the demand for coal increases.
The Employment Commission says the Roanoke economy should be able to bounce back quickly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When you have]

((MARJORIE SKIDMORE: WHEN YOU HAVE UNEMPLOYMENT RATES AT 1.6% AND EMPLOYERS ARE JUST CRYING FOR WORKERS, I THINK YOU'LL SEE MORE OF THOSE WORKERS FINDING A JOB THAN IN A RECESSIONARY PERIOD. IF THOSE WORKERS ARE WILLING TO TAKE THOSE JOBS.))
[SUPER=01-Marjorie Skidmore/Va. Employment Commission]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q= take those jobs.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The announcement comes exactly one year after Norfolk Southern merged with Conrail, but the company says the layoffs have nothing to do with the merger.
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[11Promisekeepers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-05 1:46:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Thousands of Promisekeepers will converge on Lynchburg this weekend, but the event will not come without protest. Lynchburg police say they've issued a protest permit to a group that plans to picket the rally at Liberty University.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


About a dozen people are expected to protest at the male- only Christian event which expects to attract more than eight thousand men to the Hill City.
Some local clergy members say Promisekeepers elevates men at the expense of women.. and that men aren't the only ones who can be the leaders of their family.
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[SOT 1:07:12]
[IN Q=It's interesting that]

((REV. FRANK DUNN/EQUAL PARTNERS IN FAITH: IT'S INTERESTING THAT A MOVEMENT OF MEN WOULD COME TOGETHER AND TALK ABOUT HOW TO RESTRUCTURE THE FAMILY. IT WOULD OCCUR TO SOME OF US IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO HAVE WOMEN PART OF THAT DIALOGUE.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Frank Dunn/Equal Partners in Faith]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=of that dialogue.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Rally organizers say it's WOMEN who urge their husbands to attend Promisekeepers.. and that the men are only recommitting themselves to God and their families.
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[11County-Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Schools]


A member of the Roanoke County school board is offering a new redistricting plan.
Construction of the south county high school has led to controversy over attendance zones, and last night Bill Irvin released a proposal he hopes will win school board approval.
His plan would send students from Hidden Valley Junior High to the existing high school, and students at Cave Spring Junior to the NEW high school. The plan would not affect the elementary feeder schools, with the exception of Cave Spring Elementary. Students who live near the new high school would have the option of attending Cave Spring Middle.

The plan will be distributed to parents, and a public hearing is scheduled June 20th.

[11ITT]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-07 56:20]
[GRAPHIC=ITT Layoffs]


I-T-T will lay off 120 people by early next year.
Yesterday about 30 employees at I-T-T were invited to quit. They're being offered "enhanced severance" options... the first step toward layoffs in the Night Vision Division.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June, 1999]


The folks who make night vision goggles and binoculars had been fulfilling a huge demand from overseas.
But two large international contracts will come to an end this year.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, you never too old to make your bones thicker. Lifting weights can help at any age.

Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information:
ON CAM IF YOU CANT TAKE ESTROGEN BUT ARE WORRIED ABOUT THINNING BONES- THE ANSWER MAY BE WEIGHTS.

VT=VO

IN THE PAST- OUR ADVICE WAS TO DO SOME WEIGHT BEARING EXERCISE- MEANING WALK- JOG-- ANY EXERCISE THAT MAKES PLACE YOUR BODY WEIGHT ON YOUR BONES. BUT THIS STUDY FROM OREGON STATE SAYS WORKING OUT WITH LIGHT WEIGHTS CAN ACTUALLY BUILD BONE- JUST AS GOOD AS TAKING HORMONES AND THE BEST NEWS OF ALL- YOU'RE NEVER TO OLD TO MAKE YOUR BONES THICKER- THE AVERAGE AGE IN THIS STUDY- 64.

VT=VO

OK- YOU'VE TRIED EVERYTHING TO KICK THE HABIT- NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK- WELL YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD THE WAY TO GO IS HYPNOSIS.MAYBE NOT.A NEW STUDY SHOWS HYPNOSIS JUST DOESN'T CUT THE MUSTARD AS A SURE FIRE QUIT SMOKING TECHNIQUE. RESEARCHERS WENT BACK 30 YEARS AND ANALYZED 60 STUDIES ON HYPNOSIS AND SMOKING- THEIR CONCLUSION- ITS NO BETTER THAN ANY OTHER WAY TO KICK THE HABIT.

VT=VO

FINALLY- SOME GOOD NEWS IF YOU ARE PREGNANT AND HAVE ASTHMA.A NEW REPORT SAYS YOUR MEDICATIONS ARE SAFE TO USE DURING PREGNANCY- AND THAT INCLUDES INHALED STEROIDS. MAKE SURE YOUR ASTHMA DOC AND OB/GYN MONITOR YOU THROUGH YOUR PREGNANCY- AND YOU AND YOUR BABY SHOULD HAVE NO PROBLEMS.
ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


(ad lib to weather)


[TWO-STEVE]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
A big city promotion has the city of Austin, Minnesota on the lookout for pig rustlers.

Seems like the concrete pigs that are decorating storefronts and city streets are attracting a little too much attention.
As Bill Hudson reports someone is pignapping them.
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[SOT 03:34:13]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :00]
[SUPER=03-Austin, MN; :06]
[SUPER=07-Dr. Wayne Finnegan; :27]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN; :40]
[Super=01-Bill Hudson/Reporting; :48]
[Super=01-Joel Fritz/Pig Owner; :56]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=for CBS News]

(( WHEN STATUES OF COWS DREW CROWDS TO CHICAGO LAST SUMMER, THE PEOPLE WHERE PORK IS KING HAD A BETTER IDEA...
Austin/Mower County "AND THE IDEA WAS TO PROMOTE THE COMMUNITY." IN THE LAND OF HAM AND SPAM THE CITY OF AUSTIN IS PUTTING OUT PIGS...
FOR FIVE HUNDRED BUCKS, A BUSINESS CAN BUY ONE, DRESS IT UP AND AUCTION IT FOR CHARITY.
THAT'S WHAT DR. WAYNE FINNEGAN WAS ABOUT TO DO...
Dr. Wayne Finnegan/Austin )
"WE WERE GETTING READY TO DECORATE OUR PIG AND CAME THE DAY FOR THE DECORATION AND WE CAME OUT AND THE PIG WAS GONE."

VANISHED IN THE NIGHT. IN FACT, OUT OF THE 40 OR SO PIGS SPREAD ACROSS TOWN, TWO HAVE NOW DISAPPEARED.

Minneapolis/University of Minnesota



((FILE/GOPHER))
REMINISCENT OF A RANK THAT CARTED OFF A FAMOUS GOPHER FROM A TWIN CITIES MOTEL A COUPLE YEARS BACK.

((STD UP))
MORE OF THESE 400 POUND PORKERS FROM BEING CARTED OFF UNDER THE COVER OF NIGHT, MANY OF AUSTIN'S BUSINESS OWNERS AREN'T TAKING CHANCES...THEY'RE LOCKING THE PIGS UP."
Joel Fritz/Pig Owner

SO THE IDEA BORROWED FROM THE BIG CITY, BROUGHT WITH IT A BIT OF CRIME.

((SOT))



"I HATE TO PROMOTE THE COMMUNITY BY A STORY SHOWING THEFT, BUT I GUESS IT'S KINDA A FACT OF LIFE THESE DAYS.")
[2-shot Kimberly and Andrew] [2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Kmc/AFR]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Plans for a new bio- medical park in Roanoke are not sitting well with about 30 local businesses
Last night merchants met with city officials to find out what the park will mean for their future.
Among their biggest concerns-- getting adequately compensated if they have to sell.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Texas Governor George W- Bush stopped last night's scheduled execution of convicted killer Ricky McGinn.
Bush approved a 30- day reprieve for additional D-N-A tests that might exonerate McGinn.
It's the first time Bush has ever granted a reprieve as Governor.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Bob Hope is in the hospital, suffering from gastro- intestinal bleeding.
The 97- year- old was brought in yesterday after complaining about stomach pains.
His doctor expects him to make a full recovery.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, June 2nd.
[Anchor=Andrew]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Riverside]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-08]
[GRAPHIC=Carilion Biomedical]


Some 30 Roanoke businesses stand in the path of a proposed bio-medical park.
Last night merchants met with city officials to get some answers about what that will mean for their future.
Joy Sutton was there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brad Allen/Business Owner; :09]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager; :]
[SUPER=01-Don Mennel/Business Owner; 1:09]
[SUPER=@Joy1; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=n7 Roanoke]


((
Business owners want to know what will happen to them if plans to build a biomedical park go forward... And will they be adequately compensated if they are forced to sell.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:38;56]
[IN Q=We risked our capital]

((BRAD ALLEN/BUSINESS OWNER: WE RISKED OUR CAPITAL TO GAIN A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF LAND IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE. WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES. DON'T COME TAKE IT AWAY FROM US. LET ME GAIN FROM THE VENTURE))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=that venture]


Officials with The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority told the crowd they don't have all the answers right now.... but said they will be conducting an 8 month study on a redevelopment plan.
That plan will then have to be approved by city council before the project can go forward.
City Manager Darlene Burcham says officials will do their best to make sure the businesses are compensated fairly.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:32:50]
[IN Q=]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER : THE CITY WILL CLEARLY WITH RRDHA AS OUR AGENT DO WHATEVER WE CAN LEGALLY. WE DO HAVE TO ABIDE BY CERTAIN LAWS AND RULES THAT ARE SOMETIMES NOT AS GENEROUS AS THE COMMUNITY WOULD WANT BUT WE'RE GOING TO WORK VERY HARD TO SATISFY THE PEOPLE))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=]


City officials say they will hire two appraisers to determine the market value of the business owners' property -- and they will pay the highest figure.
But many merchants are afraid they'll be shortchanged.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:40:41]
[IN Q=]

((DON MENNEL/BUSINESS OWNER: I DON'T FEEL THAT THE HIRING OF 2 APPRAISERS TO APPRAISE OUR BUSINESSES WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH OUR BUSINESSES CAN GIVE US A JUST APPRAISAL))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((NOW IF THE REDEVOPLEMENT PLAN IS APPROVED OFFICIALS SAY THE FIRST PHASE ACQUISITIONS WILL HAPPEN OVER THE NEXT 36 MONTHS.
BUT OFFICIALS SAY THE RE-DEVELOPMENT PROCESS COULD TAKE UP TO 15 YEARS. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7 ROANOKE))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=N7 Roanoke]))






[Texas-McGinn]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
A reprieve from execution for convicted killer Ricky McGinn---
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Texas Governor George W- Bush stopped last night's scheduled execution.
It's the first time Bush has ever used his power to grant a reprieve in a death penalty case.
Bush approved the 30- day reprieve for additional D-N-A tests, that might exonerate McGinn.
The U-S Supreme Court had earlier denied McGinn's appeals.
Bush made the decision less than a half-hour before the convicted murderer was scheduled to die for killing his 12- year- old step- daughter.
(------------)


[Bob-Hope]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Bob Hope is in critical, but stable condition in a California hospital this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The 97- year- old entertainer is being treated for gastro- intestinal bleeding.
Hope is expected to be in the hospital for a week.
His doctor says the condition is common in the elderly and is NOT considered life- threatening.
The physician adds Hope is in ``very, very good shape'' for his age, and is expected to make a full recovery.
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[2-11NS-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-16 48:26]
[GRAPHIC=NS Layoffs]


After months of declining coal exports, 228 Norfolk-Southern East End Shop workers found out they will be laid off by August.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Only 66 workers will be left to repair rail cars... But they may be called back if the demand for coal increases.
The Employment Commission says the Roanoke economy should be able to bounce back quickly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When you have]

((MARJORIE SKIDMORE: WHEN YOU HAVE UNEMPLOYMENT RATES AT 1.6% AND EMPLOYERS ARE JUST CRYING FOR WORKERS, I THINK YOU'LL SEE MORE OF THOSE WORKERS FINDING A JOB THAN IN A RECESSIONARY PERIOD. IF THOSE WORKERS ARE WILLING TO TAKE THOSE JOBS.))
[SUPER=01-Marjorie Skidmore/Va. Employment Commission]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q= take those jobs.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The announcement comes exactly one year after Norfolk Southern merged with Conrail, but the company says the layoffs have nothing to do with the merger.
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[11Suntrust]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-22 00:22:09]
[GRAPHIC=Banking]


In other business news this morning. The transition from Crestar bank to the company that took it over, Suntrust, has been difficult especially for its customers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Bank officials say the conversion of customer accounts has been a bit slow - causing delays with the posting of deposits and other transactions.
This has caused problems with getting up to date account information -- leaving customers without access to all of their funds.
The bank is working on the problem and hopes to have the system up to par as soon as possible.
Suntrust has branches in Virginia, DC and Maryland.
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[11Lowes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-61 ]
[GRAPHIC=LOWE'S MOTOR SPEEDWAY]


Nearly 2 weeks have passed since the now infamous pedestrian bridge collapse at the Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Seven of the people injured in the crash are suing the track and the construction company that made the walkway.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Local attorney Chris Kite is not representing any of the injured at this time, but he certainly has a unique perspective on the accident.
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/May 20th;]

Kite and his family were leaving the track, and just about to cross the bridge when it collapsed on May 20th. 107 people were injured that night, and Kite believes there could be that many lawsuits filed before everything is settled.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Chris Kite/Attorney; :00]
[RUNS=:36]
[OUT Q=...FAIRLY HIGH."]
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[2-11ITT]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-07 56:20]
[GRAPHIC=ITT Layoffs]


I-T-T has announced it'll lay off 120 people by early next year.
Yesterday about 30 employees at I-T-T were invited to quit. They're being offered "enhanced severance" options... the first step toward layoffs in the Night Vision Division.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June, 1999]


The folks who make night vision goggles and binoculars had been fulfilling a huge demand from overseas.
But two large international contracts will come to an end this year.
(------------)



[11Casteel]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-10 1:42:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A man who tried to kill his family pled guilty to reduced charges - then his wife defended him.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.]


Former Roanoke County firefighter Phillip Casteel admits he tried to kill his wife and children in January by cutting the brake cables on the family van.
Kimberly Casteel was able to stop the car in the driveway.
She convinced the judge to let her husband stay out of jail until he's sentenced.
The couple is reconciling.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=How do you]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Casteel/Wife]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=done it yet.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Casteel could get 15 years in prison when he's sentenced next month.
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[Hostage-Situation]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
The Luxembourg hostage- taker is in serious condition after police shot him yesterday--- freeing the 25 children

and three teachers who were held captive for 30- hours.
Details are emerging as to how authorities were able to end the stand-off.
Mark Phillips has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Luxembourg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andree Colas/Luxembourg Police; 1:20QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Mark Phillips/Reporting; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=Mark Philips, CBS News, Luxembourg. ]

(( It couldn't have ended better. Happy children re-united with their immensely relieved parents. How much the kids knew of their ordeal - held by a gunman in a day care center for twenty-nine hours - is unclear.
The parents had lived through a night and a day of hell while the hostage taker held their kids at gunpoint. Three adults who worked at the daycare were also held.
In a window the hostage taker brandished a gun and a grenade - police said he had several.
As armed police surrounded the center, authorities said the man, known to be mentally unstable, blamed child care workers for losing custody of his kids when he separated from his wife.
He also appeared briefly with one of his young hostages and demanded throughout that a plane be provided to fly him and his kids to Libya
Luxembourg officials played for time convincing him to released some of his youngest prisoners. He let four go this morning.
And then they launched a high risk, cunning plan. The gunman was lured out and with four child and three adult hostages for protection, he was told a camera would be available for him to tell his story. But the camera disguised a gun. He was shot twice.
Badly wounded, he was loaded into a helicopter and flown to a nearby hospital.

(SOT Woman spokesman)

Hes hurt and were just trying to determine what's going to be his future.

(On camera)

In the end the secret to the resolution of this hostage crisis was in patience and sophisticated trickery. A gun hidden in a camera and a hostage taker who apparently thought he was about to be interviewed. A well-planned, well educated rescue...
... and a happy ending. MP CBS News, Wasserbillik, Luxembourg.
))[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/AFR]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Due to the heat expected this afternoon, We have a couple of school announcements to report this morning
Henry County Schools will operate on a staggered schedule. Elementary schools will close at 12:30, Middle School at 1:15 and High Schools will close at 1:30.
and all Pittsylvania County schools will close at 1:30 this afternoon.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Norfolk-Southern will layoff 228 East End Shop workers by August. The furloughs come after months of declining coal exports.
The announcement comes exactly one year after Norfolk Southern merged with Conrail, but the company says the layoffs have nothing to do with the merger.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Meantime, I-T-T has announced it will lay off 120 people by early next year.
Yesterday about 30 employees at I-T-T were invited to quit. They're being offered "enhanced severance" options... the first step toward layoffs in the Night Vision Division.

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[ANCHOR=Andrew]
(Andrew mic hot)
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(Andrew ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Promisekeepers]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6.]
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[Kimberly and Andrew] (ad lib bye) (toss)