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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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Coming up on News 7--
150 parents, students, and teachers meet to find out how just serious the mold problem was at Jefferson Forest High School-- and what's being done fix it.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And it's Election Day--
The polls are about to open for Virginia's Democratic primary.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[11Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bmo]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC1:22:42]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


The polls opened just moments ago for Virginia's Democratic primary.
[SS=EDWARDS]


Roanoke Senator John Edwards returned to the area yesterday to finish his campaign run for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Salem]


Edwards last stop before the Democratic primary election was in Salem.
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[IN Q=We have a tremendous]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D) CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL; WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS GRASSROOTS EFFORT ALL OVER THE COMMONWEALTH IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, HAMPTON ROADS, NORTHERN VIRGINIA, AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA. AND I THINK OUR GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN AND THE TELEPHONE CALLS WE'RE MAKING. TALKING ABOUT THE ISSUES THE FACT THAT I'M THE MOST ELECTABLE, THE FACT THAT I HAVE THE MOST EXPERIENCE TO SERVE AS ATTORNEY GENERAL.))
[SUPER=401-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Candidate For Attorney General]
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[OUT Q=to serve as Attorney General]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Whitt Clement]


The other local candidate for Attorney General campaigned late into the night.
Danville Delegate Whitt Clement visited workers yesterday evening at Danville's Goodyear Plant and then spoke at an event held by the Fraternal Order of Police.
[SS=Election 2001]


There are two other candidates in today's primary: Richmond Attorney Sylvia Clute and Henrico County Delegate Don McEachin.
The polls will remain open until 7 tonight. You do not have to be a member of the Democratic Party to vote in today's primary. It's open to Republicans and Independents. We'll have the results of today's primary tonight on News 7.

[11Jefferson-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC30:49]
[GRAPHIC=JF Testing]


Major design flaws have contributed to mold and health problems at Jefferson Forest High School over the years.
Last night, about 150 parents, students and teachers turned out to hear just how bad the mold problem was at Jefferson Forest and what is being done to correct it.
Steve Smallshaw has more from Bedford County.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The good news]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Owen/IMEC Engineers; :22]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Susan Blevins/Microbiologist; :40]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Cree/Jefferson Forest Biology Teacher; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Alan Druschitz/Parent; 1:15]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.]

(( The good news: just 25 percent of the classrooms at Jefferson Forest High School have some sort of mold problem.. the bad news: the remaining 75 percent are so badly ventilated they too are capable of making students physically ill.
The poor ventilation not only promotes the growth of unhealthy bacteria like stachybotrys, it also produces high levels of carbon dioxide.
[SOT 19:09:32 #1]

((JOHN OWEN/IMEC ENGINEERS: THE RESULT OF THAT IS.. ..CO2 ELEVATION.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=CO2 elevation.]


Engineers have been testing, cleaning and removing contaminated material from the building since it closed in April.
[SOT 19:58:58 #1]

((DR. SUSAN BLEVINS/MICROBIOLOGIST: 83 PERCENT WILL BE EFFECTIVELY RETURNED TO LEVELS AFTER CLEANING AND REMOVING OF CEILING TILES. SO THAT'S NOT EXTENSIVE CONTAMINATION BY ANY MEANS.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=by any means.]


Scientists say the solution is ventilation.. 1-point-6 million dollars is being spent to clean the building and install new ventilation and dehumidifying units.
Some were satisfied with the presentation.. others were not.
[SOT 21:01:54 #2]

((SHARON CREE/JFHS BIOLOGY TEACHER: I THINK THEY'VE GOT A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING.. ..CLEANING THAT THEY'RE DOING.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=that they're doing.]
[SOT 20:59:37 #2]

((ALAN DRUSCHITZ/PARENT: THEY REALLY HAVEN'T PROVEN THEY KNOW WHAT THE CAUSE IS. WITHOUT KNOWING THE CAUSE, YOU CAN'T SOLVE THE PROBLEM.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=solve the problem.]


Copies of the test results have been made public, along with the administration's timetable to fix the problem and get students back in class this fall.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

[American-Killed]


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


American officials are investigating reports that Muslim rebels in the Philippines have killed an American hostage.
The leader says his rebel group has beheaded Californian (ghee-YEHR-moh) Guillermo (soh-BEHR-oh) Sobero.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Corona, CA;]


Last night, family members carried Sobero's children from their home.
A family spokesperson says the children's mother has NOT told them their father is being held captive.
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[SOT 3:21:46 ]
[IN Q=She is really ]

((NUEZA CHIONG/FAMILY SPOKESPERSON: SHE IS REALLY HEARTBROKEN, THINKING ABOUT THE KIDS.... SHE HASN'T TOLD THEM ANYTHING AT ALL SINCE THE WHOLE THING STARTED.))
[SUPER=01-Nueza Chiong/Family Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=thing started.]
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[VO-NAT]


Philippine military officials say the killing has NOT been confirmed, and the group has previously lied about such killings.
Sobero is among three dozen hostages held since being abducted from an island resort last month.
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[TX-Flooding]


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


The skies are finally clearing in Houston, Texas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


But the break in the weather revealed extensive flood damage.
Houston is still trying to recover from three feet of rain in less than a week.
Officials estimate the flooding claimed the lives of 17 people in Texas.
Most of the fatalities were drownings.
After water levels reached rooftops, thousands of Houston- area homes and businesses were destroyed.
Many residents were left homeless, scrambling to local shelters.
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[Stanley-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]



In business news this morning,
Stanley Furniture Company is warning Wall Street about a slump in second quarter sales. The company says sales are expected to be ``off'' more than 20 percent, compared to the same period last year.
Officials say they don't expect to see any turn-around until the fourth quarter of this year.

Stanley has factories in Stanleytown and Martinsville.[Marketwatch]


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


The second quarter profit picture is taking a toll on stock prices.
Renay San Miguel has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Renay San Miguel/Reporting; :00]
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[11Rail-Mergers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
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Railroads have some new rules to follow.
The Surface Transportation Board came up with the rules- after recent merger troubles between Norfolk Southern and Conrail.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN 1000]
Railroads must now submit a service insurance plan, because of the hundreds of service complaints the Board's received. [NEXT PAGE 1001]
They must have plans to keep existing gateways open to avoid bottleneck situations. [NEXT PAGE 1002]
And the board will now oversee mergers for no-less than five years.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Norfolk Southern]


The Board also gave Norfolk Southern a two week extension to give "good reason" for closing its car shops in H

olidaysburg, Pennsylvania.[11Franklin-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC2:01:06]
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With the announcement of layoffs at Lane Furniture, things went from bad to worse for a Franklin County couple.
They both have cancer ... and now, fear losing the health insurance that helps them battle it.
Marya Jones has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Douglas Hancock]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=07-Douglas Hancock; :15 QUICK!]
[SUPER=07-Sally Hancock; :31]
[SUPER=@Marya2; :51]
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[OUT Q=MJN7, Franklin Co.]

(( Douglas Hancock found out in December that he had leukemia.
His wife, Sally, learned last month that she had breast cancer.
Then, last week, their luck got worse: Doug found out he would be losing his job as a truck driver at Rocky Mount's Lane Furniture plant.
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[SOT 14:24:32 - :35]

((DOUG HANCOCK: WHEN YOU'RE LUCK STARTS GOING DOWN, IT DON'T EVER COME BACK UP.)) [RUNS:03]
They can no longer count on the health insurance that has helped them both fight cancer.
They can extend their insurance 18 months... for 470- DOLLARS a month ... while Doug looks for a new job.
But there's no guarantee of health coverage if he gets one.
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[SOT 13:34:09 - :20]

((SALLY HANCOCK: FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND FROM THE NURSE AT LANE, IT WOULD HAVE TO BE 11 YEARS REMISSION BEFORE AN INSURANCE CO WOULD PICK YOU UP IF YOU HAVE CANCER.)) [RUNS:11]
Layoffs of the plant's more than 500 employees are expected to begin August 5th.
Rocky Mount and Franklin County officials say they're trying to replace the jobs and are talking to a company now about bringing in a "significant" number of jobs.
The Hancocks are counting on their luck to change... and their health with it.
Marya Jones, News-7, Franklin County.))

[5-Herniated-Disc]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-06 20:24]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]

In this morning's Health Check,
Thousands of Americans choose to have surgery to relieve pain associated with a herinated disc in the neck.
Now there's a new device that can reduce the complications as well as the recovery time associated with the procedure.
It's available for the first time in the Roanoke Valley at the Lewis-Gale Medical Center.
As Health Check reporter Joy Sutton tells us, its unique design enables doctor to fuse bone together without the use of a bone graft.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Several months ago]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=07-Bryan Lawrence; :12]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Greg Reibel/Virginia Orthopaedics; :48]
[SUPER=04-Lewis-Gale Video; :58]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=JS for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
Several months ago, Bryan Lawrence was injured in a motorcyle accident. Days later he noticed pain in his shoulder --and problems with his right hand.
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[SOT8:35:36]
[IN Q=I started having numbness in my right]

((BRYAN LAWRENCE: I STARTED HAVING NUMBNESS IN MY RIGHT HAND, MY THUMB, AND FIRST TWO FINGERS, AND A LOSS OF STRENGTH))
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[OUT Q=of strength]


All symptoms of a herinated disc. A condition in which a portion of the disc -the cushion between the bones-- pushes out and pinches the nerve causing pain.
Symptoms for this condition may include arm pain, arm weakness, difficulty lifting objects, loss of fine motor control in fingers, possible neck spasm or diminished neck motion.
To relive the symptoms, Doctor Greg Reibel performed a cervical spine procedure on Lawrence at the Lewis-Gale Medical Center.
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[IN Q=The procedure involves removing the]

((THE PROCEDURE INVOLVES REMOVING THE PINCHING PORTION OF THE DISC, SO THAT THE NERVE IS FREE AND THEN FUSING BONES TOGETHER)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=bones together]


But what makes this procedure different from past methods is the way the bones are fused together.
Instead of using a graft from a patients or hip or donor material, a device known as the B-A-K Cervical Interbody Fusion System is used.
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[SOT19:24:12]
[IN Q=By putting this self-filling]

((BUT PUTTING THIS SELF FILLING DEVICE IN. IT TAKE SOME OF THE BONE FROM THE NECK BONES. IT FILLS IN THE SPACE)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=in the space]


As this titanium cage device screws in for the implant--it actually forces pieces of bone inside its center --which creates the fusion.
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[SOT8:38:08]
[IN Q=It was instant relief]

((IT WAS INSTANT RELIEF. I HAVEN'T HAD ANY TINGLING IN MY FINGER NUMBERS AND A LOT OF STRENGTH IS BACK.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=is back]


And Lawrence says he can't wait to get back on his motorcycle. I'm Joy Sutton for News 7 Mornin'.))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


They are some risks associated with the procedure they include nerve damage, risk of infection, and the possibility the fusion might not take.
But so far the fusion rate is better than 90 percent.

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Stay with us...News 7 Mornin' will be right back. [bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
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[2-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Poor ventilation is said to be a culprit in the mold crisis at Jefferson Forest High School.
About 150 students, parents, and teachers attended a meeting last night to learn what exactly is being done to get rid of the mold.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Planes are buzzing over the Cave Spring and Bent Mountain areas in Roanoke county this week, as officials spray for Gypsy Moths.
The Department of Agriculture plans to spray more than 72- thousand acres.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And striking Comair pilots hope to take to the skies again.
They're set to re- start negotiations with airline today.
It'll be the first bargaining session in nearly a month.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, June 12th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-11Jefferson-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC30:49]
[GRAPHIC=JF Testing]


About 150 parents, students and teachers turned out to hear just how bad the mold problem was at Jefferson Forest High School and what is being done to correct it.
Consultants believe they have found the solution.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The good news]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Owen/IMEC Engineers; :22]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Susan Blevins/Microbiologist; :40]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Cree/Jefferson Forest Biology Teacher; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Alan Druschitz/Parent; 1:15]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.]

(( The good news: just 25 percent of the classrooms at Jefferson Forest High School have some sort of mold problem.. the bad news: the remaining 75 percent are so badly ventilated they too are capable of making students physically ill.
The poor ventilation not only promotes the growth of unhealthy bacteria like stachybotrys, it also produces high levels of carbon dioxide.
[SOT 19:09:32 #1]

((JOHN OWEN/IMEC ENGINEERS: THE RESULT OF THAT IS.. ..CO2 ELEVATION.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=CO2 elevation.]


Engineers have been testing, cleaning and removing contaminated material from the building since it closed in April.
[SOT 19:58:58 #1]

((DR. SUSAN BLEVINS/MICROBIOLOGIST: 83 PERCENT WILL BE EFFECTIVELY RETURNED TO LEVELS AFTER CLEANING AND REMOVING OF CEILING TILES. SO THAT'S NOT EXTENSIVE CONTAMINATION BY ANY MEANS.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=by any means.]


Scientists say the solution is ventilation.. 1-point-6 million dollars is being spent to clean the building and install new ventilation and dehumidifying units.
Some were satisfied with the presentation.. others were not.
[SOT 21:01:54 #2]

((SHARON CREE/JFHS BIOLOGY TEACHER: I THINK THEY'VE GOT A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING.. ..CLEANING THAT THEY'RE DOING.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=that they're doing.]
[SOT 20:59:37 #2]

((ALAN DRUSCHITZ/PARENT: THEY REALLY HAVEN'T PROVEN THEY KNOW WHAT THE CAUSE IS. WITHOUT KNOWING THE CAUSE, YOU CAN'T SOLVE THE PROBLEM.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=solve the problem.]


Copies of the test results have been made public, along with the administration's timetable to fix the problem and get students back in class this fall.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

[2-11Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bmo]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC1:22:42]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


Virginia Democrats will choose their statewide ticket today.
The polls opened at 6 this morning for today's primary.
[SS=Edwards]


Roanoke Senator John Edwards returned to the area yesterday to finish his campaign run for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Salem]


Edwards last stop before the Democratic primary election was in Salem.
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[SOT:3:22:34]
[IN Q=We have a tremendous]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D) CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL; WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS GRASSROOTS EFFORT ALL OVER THE COMMONWEALTH IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, HAMPTON ROADS, NORTHERN VIRGINIA, AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA. AND I THINK OUR GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN AND THE TELEPHONE CALLS WE'RE MAKING. TALKING ABOUT THE ISSUES THE FACT THAT I'M THE MOST ELECTABLE, THE FACT THAT I HAVE THE MOST EXPERIENCE TO SERVE AS ATTORNEY GENERAL.))
[SUPER=401-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Candidate For Attorney General]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=to serve as Attorney General]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Whitt Clement]


The other local candidate for Attorney General campaigned late into the night.
Danville Delegate Whitt Clement visited workers yesterday evening at Danville's Goodyear Plant and then spoke at an event held by the Fraternal Order of Police.
[SS=Election 2001]


There are two other candidates in today's primary: Richmond Attorney Sylvia Clute and Henrico County Delegate Don McEachin.
The polls will remain open until 7 tonight. You do not have to be a member of the Democratic Party to vote in today's primary. It's open to Republicans and Independents. We'll have the results of today's primary tonight on News 7.


[2-American-Killed]


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


In national news,
A vacation- turned- hostage crisis may now involve murder.
The leader of a Muslim rebel group in the Philippines says the group has killed California man Guillermo (ghee-YEHR-moh) Sobero.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Corona, CA;]


Last night, family members carried Sobero's children from their home.
A family spokesperson says the children's mother has NOT told them their father is being held captive.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:21:46 ]
[IN Q=She is really ]

((NUEZA CHIONG/FAMILY SPOKESPERSON: SHE IS REALLY HEARTBROKEN, THINKING ABOUT THE KIDS.... SHE HASN'T TOLD THEM ANYTHING AT ALL SINCE THIE WHOLE THING STARTED.))
[SUPER=01-Nueza Chiong/Family Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=thing started.]
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[VO-NAT]


Philippine military officials say the killing has NOT been confirmed, and the group has previously lied about such killings.
Sobero is among three dozen hostages held since being abducted from an island resort last month.
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[Comair-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Comair Strike]


Negotiations are taking off again between Comair and its striking pilots--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March;]


Talks are set to begin today.
It'll be the first bargaining session in nearly a month as both sides try to end the strike that's kept the airline grounded since March 26th.
The pilots will meet with Comair executives for three days of talks with federal mediators in Washington D-C.
The pilots are demanding higher pay and better benefits more in line with those paid to pilots at larger carriers.
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[11Gypsy-Moths]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC1:30:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Officials are spraying for Gypsy Moths this week. They're trying to keep them out of Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Four airplanes took to the skies yesterday over the Cave Spring and Bent Mountain areas.
The Department of Agriculture says it's spraying more than 72 thousand acres over the next week.
Officials say they are using "pesticide," but it's NON-TOXIC to humans and animals.
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[SOT]

[FIRST SOUND BITE ON FEED TAPE FROM BLACKSBURG]
[IN Q=What we are doing]

((MIKE QUESINBERRY/U. S. FOREST SERVICE: WHAT WE ARE DOING IS WE'RE APPLYING A PHEROMONE TO DISRUPT THE MATING OF THE GYPSY MOTH IN ROANOKE, MONTGOMERY AND PARTS OF FLOYD COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Quesinberry/U. S. Forest Service]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=parts of Floyd County.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gypsy moths killed thousands of trees last year, including some in Bedford and Allegheny counties.
Officials say their next stop would surely be Roanoke County if spraying didn't begin soon.
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[Bush-Spain]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


President Bush's European trip so far has included a royal visit AND a variety of protests.
The king and queen of Spain welcomed Bush at their palace just west of Madrid.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Madrid, Spain;]


But in a central Madrid square-- protestors offered a less welcoming gesture.
Greenpeace activists unfurled a banner yesterday, protesting Bush's decision to abandon the Kyoto treaty to fight global warming.
There was also a candlelight vigil held by dozens of Amnesty International activists outside the U-S embassy in Madrid, protesting the execution of Timothy McVeigh.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-18 TC1:15:32]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


A family in Hanover County, Virginia is coordinating ten thousand Christians to fast and pray for President George W- Bush.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Hanover Co.;]


Each member of the Sjogren (SHO-gren) family fasts and prays one day a month.
They coordinate hundreds of others each day by e-mail.
They don't fast or pray for Bush's political success.
It's his spiritual well being for which they're skipping meals.
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[SOT tape 2 02:08:09]
[IN Q=If he, if he lied]

((DEBBY SJOGREN/FAMILY FASTING FOR BUSH: IF HE, IF HE LIED ....WASN'T A FAITHFUL HUSBAND.))
[SOT tape one 13:48:58 ]

((ABBY SJOGREN: I GUESS GOD'S GETTING GLORFIED... THINGS HAVE HAPPENED WITH GEORGE BUSH.))
[SUPER=01-Debby Sjogren/Family Fasting for Bush; :00]
[SUPER=07-Abby Sjogren; :16]
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[OUT Q=happened with George Bush.]
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[VO-NAT :11]


The fast for President Bush cranked up in January and seems to grow each day.
The Sjogrens (SHO-grens) says they're pretty pleased so far with the President's performance.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC1:00:17]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


Visitors to the National D-Day Memorial won't have to pay parking fees until next week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/Thursday]


More than 20-thousand people turned out for the dedication ceremony on Wednesday, and more than 40-thousand people have visited the site since Thursday.
Foundation officials say visitation has exceeded expectations.
They say they decided to extend the inaugural period through Father's Day, June 17th as a thank you to the Bedford Community, and supporters across the region.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/LHI]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Stanley Furniture Company says second quarter sales are expected to be ``off'' more than 20 percent, compared to the same period last year. Company officials say they don't expect to see any turn-around until the fourth quarter of this year. Stanley has factories in Stanleytown and Martinsville.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Poor ventilation has contributed to mold and health problems at Jefferson Forest High School over the years. About 150 parents, students and teachers turned out last night to hear what is being done to correct the problem.
Scientists say the solution is ventilation. 1-point-6 million dollars is being spent to clean the building and install new ventilation and dehumidifying units.

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


Officials are trying to keep gypsy moths out of Roanoke County.
Four airplanes took to the skies yesterday over the Cave Spring and Bent Mountain areas.
The Department of Agriculture says it's spraying more than 72 thousand acres over the next week.
Officials say they are using "pesticide," but it's NON-TOXIC to humans and animals.

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[ANCHOR=Leo]
(Leo mic hot)
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(Leo ad lib weather)
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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