[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Up next on News 7--
More than a thousand Lane Furniture employees will be looking for work by the end of summer.
The company plans to close its plants in AltaVista and Rocky Mount.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the Virginia Museum of Transportation is on track to receive a vintage steam locomotive.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us-- on News 7 Mornin.

[11Lane-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-16 1:25:01]
[GRAPHIC=Lane Furniture Closing]


Lane Furniture is planning to close its plants in AltaVista and Rocky Mount, citing cheaper labor costs in other countries.
More than a thousand employees will be out of a job by the end of the summer. News 7's Justin McLeod has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of ball game]
[SUPER=03-Altavista; :00]
[SUPER=01-Betty Finch/Resident; :12]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Hodges/Lane Employee; :29]
[SUPER=01-James Hodges/Retired Lane Employee; :47]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Foster/Town Manager; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=News 7, Altavista]

(( ((NAT SOUND OF THE BASEBALL GAME))
The news dominated the talk at the baseball diamond.
For many, its hard to believe the game is over for Lane Furniture in AltaVista.
[SOT 42:42]
[IN Q=I think it will be substantial loss]

((BETTY FINCH/ALTA VISTA RESIDENT: I THINK IT WILL BE SUBSTANTIAL LOSS BECAUSE FROM WHAT I CAN UNDERSTAND THERE'S ABOUT 500-EMPLOYEES DOWN THERE AND MOST OF THOSE EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN DOWN THERE FOR YEARS.))
[Runs= 09]
[OUT Q=down there for years]

((NAT SOUND OF JAMIES SAYING BASE HIT NOW; :45:18))
Jamie Hodges is one of those employees.
He'll be out of a job by August fourth.
[SOT :45:52]
[IN Q=It was a real bad mood]

((JAMIE HODGES/LANE EMPLOYEE: IT WAS A REAL BAD MOOD. EVERYBODY WAS KINDA DOWN. I DON'T THINK ITS SET IN YET.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=its set in yet]


After all, Lane Furniture has been here for more than ninety years and was the town's second largest employer.
And Even though the company laid off more than a third of its workforce last year, many felt this day would never come.
[SOT :41:48]
[IN Q=I never felt like it would come to this]

((JAMES HODGES/RETIRED LANE EMPLOYEE: I NEVER THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD COME TO THIS. I WORKED FOR LANE COMPANY FOR 47 YEARS. AND ITS JUST A BIG BLOW TO ME ALTHOUGH I AM RETIRED IT STILL BOTHERS ME A LOT.))
[Runs= 12]
[OUT Q=bothers me a lot]


It also bothers town leaders.
The lay-offs are just another blow to an economy that's already seeing hard times.
The A-O Smith plant is closing this month.
And the town itself had to lay-off 25 percent of its workforce in March.
[SOT :40:23]
[IN Q=We are working to attract]

((BRYAN FOSTER/TOWN MANAGER: WE ARE WORKING TO ATTRACT MORE JOBS AND INDUSTRY. UNFORTUNATELY, THE OVERALL ECONOMY IS NOT THAT GREAT. WE ARE NOT IN A VERY GOOD MARKET FOR THAT IT SEEMS AT THE MOMENT BUT WE'RE STILL WORKING AT IT.))
[Runs= 13]
[OUT Q=working at it]


Town residents belive that optimism will work, that altavista will bounce back and remain in the game.

Justin McLeod, News 7, AltaVista.))[11Rocky-Mount]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-21 56:30]
[GRAPHIC=Lane Furniture]

Employees at the Rocky Mount plant are also reeling from the news. Teresa Hamilton reports-- government officials say employee training will be the key to bouncing back.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When the Rocky Mount]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Huff/Franklin Co. Administrator; :43]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q= Hamilton, NEWS 7, Rocky Mount.]

(( When the Rocky Mount plant closes it doors-- it will leave approximately 500- workers out of a job. It will also leave a hole in the town-- where the sprawling furniture plant has been a fixture for years.
(////sot////)
[sot 01:44:02]
[in q=The closing]
[sot teresa stand up]

(( THE CLOSING WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT NOT ONLY ON ROCKY MOUNT BUT ALSO FRANKLIN COUNTY... LAST JUNE, LANE RANKED AS THE COUNTY'S THIRD LARGEST EMPLOYER. ))
[runs= 10]
[out q= largest employer.]
[sot]
[in q= this is ]

((RICHARD HUFF/FRANKLIN CO. ADMINISTRATOR: THIS IS DEVASTATION AT THE WORST LEVEL... THESE ARE OUR FRIENDS.))
[runs= 06]
[out q= are our friends.]

Franklin County's Administrator says the community has heard similar news before. Over the past two years-- Richard Huff says the area has lost 11- hundred jobs in the textile industry. This latest news-- he predicts will have the county and town working even harder to rebuild.
(////sot////)
[sot]
[in q=]

((WE'VE NOT SCORED THAT HOME RUN YET, BUT WE'RE WORKING ON A LOT OF PROJECTS TOGETHER AND WE'RE HOPEFUL THAT WE'LL BEAR SOME FRUIT... THAT DOESN'T HELP THOSE LEARNING TODAY THEY'RE UNEMPLOYED.))
[RUNS= 17]
[OUT Q= global issues.]

Huff says the key will be job training. He says the town and county have already started a program to train the community's workforce for what he calls the jobs of tomorrow. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Rocky Mount. ))

[11D-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-09 2:01:27]
[GRAPHIC=D Day Memorial]


10-thousand chairs.. 15-thousand hot dogs.. 20- thousand bottles of water.
They're all part of the biggest party the city of Bedford has ever thrown.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Close to 20- thousand people are expected to attend tomorrow's dedication of the national D-Day Memorial.
If you're one of them, officials say you'd better show up early if you want to get in.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:04:13]
[IN Q=The cutoff point]

((RICHARD BURROW/D-DAY FOUNDATION DIRECTOR: THE CUT-OFF POINT IS.. ...20- THOUSAND PEOPLE ON THIS SITE.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/D-Day Foundation Director]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=on this site.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Crews were still putting the finishing touches on the site late yesterday.
Part of President Bush's advance team also was on site working out the logistics of his speech.
The ceremony gets underway at 11:30 Tomorrow.
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[DDay-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


We hope you will join us for our extended coverage of the National D-Day Memorial dedication.
(+++++++)

[Take Pinnacle FS 2502]
We'll begin with News 7 at 5 and 6, live from the Memorial today. [Nex FS 2503]
Then we invite you to join us at 11:00 tomorrow morning for "Their Sacrifice, Our Freedom" .. live coverage of the dedication ceremony. [Next FS 2506]
And we'll complete our special D-Day coverage tomorrow with a 90-minute edition of News 7 from 5 until 6-30.
(++++++++)


[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-17 47:31]
[GRAPHIC=N&W 1218]

A vintage steam locomotive will soon be in the hands of the City of Roanoke.
And soon, it appears the 12-18 will be taking up residence near the 6-11 at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.

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[VO-NAT :28]


The "Class A Number 1218" was built in the Roanoke shops in 1943. Assigned to Portsmouth, Ohio it operated 90- thousand miles each year.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 2, 2000;]


In storage since 1994, the locomotive was last in public last August when photographer O. Winston Link posed with the engine for a feature in Vanity Fair Magazine.
Organizers of a Link museum must still reach agreement with the late photographer's estate before the 12-18 will be donated, but officials are optimistic that will happen.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:56]
[IN Q=Actually the 1218]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: ACTUALLY, THE 1218 IS PROBABLY PRICELESS. I'M NOT SURE THAT YOU CAN PUT A DOLLAR FIGURE ON IT, BUT WE'RE VERY PLEASED TO BE A PART OF THE PROCESS THAT WILL MAKE ALL OF THIS COME TOGETHER FOR THE CITY.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=come together for the city.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]


In other action yesterday, City Council approved a three- million dollar bond issue that will pay for improvements to the Roanoke Civic Center.

[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M01-3]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
[SUPER=@spa1;]
(I'll ad lib intro)

[Steve calls for closeup board]
[essc#8010]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Well when the]
[SUPER=01-Bill Overstreet/WWII Fighter Ace; :00]
[SUPER=04-Courtesy: Bill Overstreet; :42]
[RUNS=3:19]
[OUT Q= not easy to take]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to Kimberly for Marketwatch)


((Archive: Bill Overstreet World War II D-Day))

[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, tech and oil stocks are in the spotlight and Fed chief Alan Greenspan has good news about the economy.
Alexis Christoforous has more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=a look at your local stocks.]


((WALL STREET IS BRACING FOR PROFIT PRE-ANNOUNCEMENTS.... ON THE RADAR SCREEN.. INTEL THE CHIP GIANT WILL HOLD ITS FIRST EVER MID-QTR CONFERENCE CALL UPDATE THURSDAY. AND THE FEAR IS THE CHIP GIANT WILL WARN ABOUT PROFITS..
ON WALL STREET... STOCKS MOVED HIGHER AFTER FED CHIEF ALAN GREENSPAN SAID INFLATION IS NOT A THREAT AT THIS TIME TO THE US ECONOMY.

THE DOW RALLIED 71 POINTS, BACK ABOVE THE 11-K MARK WHILE THE NASDAQ INCHED UP 6 AND A HALF POINTS. YOU'LL WANT TO WATCH OIL STOCKS THIS WEEK. OPEC MEMBERS MEETING IN VIENNA THIS WEEK ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE NO CHANGE TO THEIR CURRENT OIL OUTPUT... AND IRAQ HALTED MOST OIL EXPORTS IN PROTEST OF THE UNITED NATIONS PLAN TO CONTINUE ITS OIL FOR AID DEAL FOR ONLY ONE MONTH...

TOBACCO STOCKS WENT UP IN SMOKE AFTER A JURY IN BROOKLYN NEW YORK FOUND THE BIG CIGARETTE MAKERS GUILTY OF DECEPTIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES.. THEY WERE ORDERED TO PAY NEARLY 30-MLN DOLLARS TO NEW YORK INSURER BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD TO COVER THE COSTS OF TREATING SICK SMOKERS.
AND A NEW SURVEY FINDS THE PLAYING FIELD IS ANYTHING BUT EVEN IN THE ONLINE WORLD. ACCORDING TO JUPITER MEDIA METRIX, OVER 50 PERCENT OF WEB USAGE IN MARCH WAS SPREAD ACROSS JUST FOUR COMPANIES... AOL, MICROSOFT YAHOO AND NAPSTER.... TWO YEARS AGO, 11 COMPANIES HELD HALF OF ALL WEB USE.

TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM - AT THE NASDAQ,

I'M AC, HERE'S A LOOK AT YOUR LOCAL STOCKS.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[McVeigh]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=McVeigh]


Federal prosecutors have filed court papers in Denver, asking a judge NOT to delay Timothy McVeigh's execution.
They say there's NO new evidence to prove McVeigh's innocence in the Oklahoma City bombing, and that he just wants to put the federal government on trial.
Gretchen Carlson reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Turley/Legal Analyst; :27]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/Reporting; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=Carlson, CBS News, Denver, CO.]

((
ALL THE PAPERWORK IS NOW ON FILE IN FEDERAL COURT..... AS PROSECUTORS AND DEFENSE LAWYERS GEAR UP FOR A HEARING WEDNESDAY TO CONSIDER DELAYING TIMOTHY MCVEIGH'S EXECUTION.. once more.
GOVERNMENT LAWYERS HAVE FILED THEIR RESPONSE TO MCVEIGH'S PETITION FOR A STAY...WRITING

(GRAPHIC)


......"TIMOTHY MCVEIGH DOES NOT AND COULD NOT SUGGEST HE IS ACTUALLY INNOCENT OF THE CHARGES OF WHICH THE JURY CONVICTED HIM."
MANY LEGAL EXPERTS ALSO SAY THE MCVEIGH TEAM IS FIGHTING AN UPHILL BATTLE.

SOT: JONATHAN TURLEY/LEGAL ANALYST (10:43:48)

"THE DEFENSE ESSENTIALLY RULED OUT THE ONE THING THAT THEY NEED, UNDER A 19-96 LAW, TO REOPEN THIS CASE. THEY SAID NONE OF THIS IS GOING TO CHANGE THE FACT THAT HE'S GUILTY OF HIS ROLE IN THIS BOMBING.."
WEDNESDAY'S HEARING WAS MADE POSSIBLE WHEN THE F-B-I FAILED TO share with McVeight's defense team... 4000 DOCUMENTS GATHERED DURING THEIR INVESTIGATION OF THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING.
IT WILL BE UP TO THE ORIGINAL TRIAL JUDGE.. RICHARD MATSCH TO DECIDE WHETHER TIMOTHY MCVEIGH RECEIVED A FAIR TRIAL .. AND WHETHER HE SHOULD BE EXECUTED AS SCHEDULED ON JUNE 11TH.
STANDUP..not verbatim) ONE THING JUDGE MATSCH WON'T BE ABLE TO CONSIDER DURING WEDNESDAY'S HEARING.... IS THE FACT TIMOTHY MCVEIGH CONFESSED TO THE BOMBING IN A RECENT BOOK. THE BOOK WAS PUBLISHED AFTER HIS ORIGINAL TRIAL AND IS NOT PART OF ANY COURT RECORD. G.C., CBS NEWS, DENVER )

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=51-09 18:24 ]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


Many of us take for granted the ability to swallow food or drink a glass of water.
But for some children - it's not something that comes naturally.
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us, sometimes therapy is their only hope.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Horne/Jordan's Mom; :15]
[SUPER=@Joy1; :28]
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Harner/Heartland Rehabilitation Center; 1:01]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke]
(((///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT01:11]
[IN Q=]
((NAT SOT: READY FOR SOME EGGS --SAY YUMM))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=say yumm]


Meal time for 3 year old Jordan Toney is a big occasion.
In fact, every meal she is able to eat is an accomplishment.
That's because -- she was born without the ability to swallow..
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT9:44]
[IN Q=When she would drink her milk]

((WHEN SHE WOULD DRINK HER MILK SHE WOULD ASPIRATE. SO THEY DECIDE TO TAKE HER AND RUN SOME TEST AND COME TO FIND OUT HER FOOD WAS GOING INTO HER LUNGS AND HER AIRWAY WAS NOT SHUTTING OFF))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=was not shutting off]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT30:54]
[IN Q=For the first two years of her life]

((FOR THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF HER LIFE -- JORDAN WAS FED THROUGH THIS GASTROSTOMY TUBE WHICH WAS INSERTED IN HER STOMACH BUT THESE DAYS SHE CAN EAT ALMOST ANYTHING THANKS TO THERAPY))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=thanks to therapy]


Jordan started feeding therapy at 3 months old.
Through that therapy she has learned techniques -- like how to place food on her back molars --so she can chew it and swallow.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:54]
[IN Q=When she first started eating by mouth and swallowing it]

((LISA HORNE: WHEN SHE FIRST STARTED EATING BY MOUTH AND SWALLOWING. IT MADE YOU WANT TO CRY. CAUSE YOU THINK HER DOCTORS SAID SHE WASN'T GOING TO BE DOING THIS AND SHE'S DOING IT. IT'S JUST A THRILL))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=it's just a thrill]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT21:21]
[IN Q=Is every child that's tube fed gone]

((IS EVERY CHILD THAT'S TUBE FED GONE TO COME OFF A TUBE AND EAT BY MOUTH NO. IT REALLY DEPENDS ON THE CHILD. HOWEVER, IN JORDAN'S CASE BECAUSE WE STARTED SO EARLY THAT WAS REALLY KEY ISSUE FOR HER AND FOR MOST CHILDREN))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=for most children]


Speech language pathologist Cheryl Harner says there are certain signs parents can look for that might indicate a feeding problem in their child.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT19:20]
[IN Q=Some indicators that might lead]

((SOME INDICATORS THAT MIGHT LEAD THEM TO HAVE THE DISCUSSION WITH THEIR PHYSICIAN WOULD BE A CHILD THAT SEEMS TO HAVE TROUBLE BREATHING OR SUCKING ON THE BOTTLE, MAINTAINING A SUCK. A LOT OF COUGHING WATER EYES, RUNNY NOSE))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=runny nose]


Meal time is now fun for Jordan --and although she is still in therapy her mother says she's come a long way.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT16:05]
[IN Q=It's a thrill --it's just a thrill to watch her eat]

((IT'S A THRILL IT'S JUST A THRILL TO WATCH HER EAT BECAUSE I THOUGHT SHE WOULD BE ON THAT TUBE FOREVER))
[RUNS= 05]


But Jordan has beaten the odds --and she's learning that food can be quite tasty.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke. ))
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #3]



[2-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


A major economic blow to Altavista and Rocky Mount--
Lane Furniture announces a merger and the losses of more than a thousand jobs.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


President Bush will be among the guests for tomorrow's dedication of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
Part of the President's advance team was on site yesterday, working out the logistics of his speech.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Attorney General Mark Earley is stepping down, so that he can step UP.
Earley resigned from his post yesterday, so that he can campaign full- time for Governor.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, June 5th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-11Lane-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-16 1:25:01]
[GRAPHIC=Lane Furniture Closing]


Altavista and Rocky Mount will lose more than a thousand jobs as Lane Furniture announces a merger. The company says the move comes in part because of cheaper labor costs in other countries. News 7's Justin McLeod has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of ball game]
[SUPER=03-Altavista; :00]
[SUPER=01-Betty Finch/Resident; :12]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Hodges/Lane Employee; :29]
[SUPER=01-James Hodges/Retired Lane Employee; :47]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Foster/Town Manager; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=News 7, Altavista]

(( ((NAT SOUND OF THE BASEBALL GAME))
The news dominated the talk at the baseball diamond.
For many, its hard to believe the game is over for Lane Furniture in AltaVista.
[SOT 42:42]
[IN Q=I think it will be substantial loss]

((BETTY FINCH/ALTA VISTA RESIDENT: I THINK IT WILL BE SUBSTANTIAL LOSS BECAUSE FROM WHAT I CAN UNDERSTAND THERE'S ABOUT 500-EMPLOYEES DOWN THERE AND MOST OF THOSE EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN DOWN THERE FOR YEARS.))
[Runs= 09]
[OUT Q=down there for years]

((NAT SOUND OF JAMIES SAYING BASE HIT NOW; :45:18))
Jamie Hodges is one of those employees.
He'll be out of a job by August fourth.
[SOT :45:52]
[IN Q=It was a real bad mood]

((JAMIE HODGES/LANE EMPLOYEE: IT WAS A REAL BAD MOOD. EVERYBODY WAS KINDA DOWN. I DON'T THINK ITS SET IN YET.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=its set in yet]


After all, Lane Furniture has been here for more than ninety years and was the town's second largest employer.
And Even though the company laid off more than a third of its workforce last year, many felt this day would never come.
[SOT :41:48]
[IN Q=I never felt like it would come to this]

((JAMES HODGES/RETIRED LANE EMPLOYEE: I NEVER THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD COME TO THIS. I WORKED FOR LANE COMPANY FOR 47 YEARS. AND ITS JUST A BIG BLOW TO ME ALTHOUGH I AM RETIRED IT STILL BOTHERS ME A LOT.))
[Runs= 12]
[OUT Q=bothers me a lot]


It also bothers town leaders.
The lay-offs are just another blow to an economy that's already seeing hard times.
The A-O Smith plant is closing this month.
And the town itself had to lay-off 25 percent of its workforce in March.
[SOT :40:23]
[IN Q=We are working to attract]

((BRYAN FOSTER/TOWN MANAGER: WE ARE WORKING TO ATTRACT MORE JOBS AND INDUSTRY. UNFORTUNATELY, THE OVERALL ECONOMY IS NOT THAT GREAT. WE ARE NOT IN A VERY GOOD MARKET FOR THAT IT SEEMS AT THE MOMENT BUT WE'RE STILL WORKING AT IT.))
[Runs= 13]
[OUT Q=working at it]


Town residents belive that optimism will work, that altavista will bounce back and remain in the game.

Justin McLeod, News 7, AltaVista.))[2-11D-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-09 2:01:27]
[GRAPHIC=D Day Memorial]

The city of Bedford is bracing for what will be the biggest party the city has ever seen.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Close to 20- thousand people are expected to attend Wednesday's dedication of the national D-Day Memorial.
If you're one of them, officials say you'd better show up early if you want to get in.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:04:13]
[IN Q=The cutoff point]

((RICHARD BURROW/D-DAY FOUNDATION DIRECTOR: THE CUT-OFF POINT IS.. ...20- THOUSAND PEOPLE ON THIS SITE.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/D-Day Foundation Director]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=on this site.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Crews were still putting the finishing touches on the site yesterday.
Part of President Bush's advance team also was on site working out the logistics of his speech.
The ceremony gets underway at 11:30 Wednesday.
(------------)



[2-DDay-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


We hope you will join us for extended coverage of the National D-Day Memorial dedication.
(+++++++)

[Take Pinnacle FS 2502]
We'll begin with News 7 at 5 and 6, live from the Memorial today. [Nex FS 2503]
Then we invite you to join us at 11:00 tomorrow morning for "Their Sacrifice, Our Freedom" .. live coverage of the dedication ceremony. [Next FS 2506]
And we'll complete our special D-Day coverage tomorrow with a 90-minute edition of News 7 from 5 until 6-30.
(++++++++)


[11Bedford-tourism]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=kle]
[TAPE#=01-11 1:50:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bedford is thinking ahead as it prepares for the dedication.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Nanci Drake started yesterday as the area's first tourism director.
She came to Bedford from Franklin City as a seasoned public administrator.
Drake hopes to use the D-Day memorial to help attract tourists to Bedford.
She says Bedford's hometown flavor will keep them coming back.
(------------)


[11Garbage-Ruling]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Out of State Garbage]


A federal appeals court has dealt a big blow to Virginia's efforts to limit the flow of out-of-state garbage.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-DEQ Tape - February 2000]


The appeals judges upheld a lower court ruling .. striking down state laws restricting out-of-state waste that comes into Virginia's landfills.
The court ruled the state laws violated both federal law ... and the Constitution.
(------------)


[11Earley]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC-1:49:52]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Earley]


Virginia's top attorney for the last three and half years says he's proudest of recruiting mentors for young children.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :30]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Mark Earley resigned the office of Virginia Attorney General yesterday.
Earley won the Republican nomination for governor on Saturday.
By law, Chief Deputy Attorney General Randolph Beales takes over as acting A-G.
Earley's campaign is reporting under 200-thousand dollars cash still in the bank, after his nomination battle.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week;]


Democrat Mark Warner is reporting more than three million dollars cash on hand, from a record number of donors -- more than double the record number Jim Gilmore had in 1997.
(------------)



[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M01-3]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
[SUPER=@spa1;]
(I'll ad lib intro)

[Steve calls for closeup board]
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[Steve Live]

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((Archive: Bill Overstreet World War Two D-Day))

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Two people are killed in New Jersey, when a car loses control
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and crashes into a Tour bus.
The Honda Accord split in two, killing the people inside.
Another 45 people were injured in the crash-
The wreck happened about ten miles from Philadelphia- on a major highway that connects Philadelphia with the Atlantic City expressway.
Police say the bus was carrying senior citizens to an Atlantic City Casino-
One witness says it looked like the car was racing another vehicle when the accident happened.
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Police are warning the citizens of Nepal that anyone violating a curfew could be shot.
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Authorities are imposing the 12- hour curfew to prevent riots against Nepal's new King Gy-anendra.
He took the thrown after the former crown prince allegedly shot and killed several royal family members before killing himself.
Many residents say they lost trust in their new king, because he blames the royal massacre on ``accidental" gunfire.
Meanwhile, two dozen protestors were arrested today as they marched to the royal palace.
Yesterday, police gunfire reportedly killed two demonstrators and injured 19.
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In sports, was the Avalanche's home advantage enough to keep the New Jersey Devils away from the Stanley Cup?

Mike Stevens has the details.
Good Morning again Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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More than one-thousand workers in Altavista and Rocky Mount will be looking for work by the end of the summer. Lane Furniture announced a merger that will close plants in the towns. The company says the move comes in part because of cheaper labor costs in other countries.
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Virginia's efforts to limit the flow of out-of-state trash have hit a speedbump...
Federal appeals judges upheld a lower court ruling striking down state laws restricting out-of-state waste that comes into Virginia's landfills.
The court ruled the state laws violated both federal law ... and the Constitution.
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Roanoke city council has accepted the gift of a vintage steam locomotive. The "Class A Number 1218" was built in the Roanoke shops in 1943.
The locomotive has been in storage since 1994, and was in public last August when photographer O. Winston Link posed with the engine for a feature in Vanity Fair Magazine.
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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