[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


School's out for the summer--
But education was on the minds of U-S Senators last night as they passed a new bill requiring more standardized tests.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a 12- year- old girl is safe and sound after straying off from a group while hiking the Appalachian Trail.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Grab a cup of coffee and join us-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[2-Education-Bill]


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


The Senate buckled down, and last night it passed a groundbreaking education bill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


By a vote of 91- to eight, the President's bill is closer to becoming a reality in the nation's classrooms.
It calls for yearly math and reading tests for schoolchildren to make sure schools are getting the job done.
The education reform was a bi- partisan effort.
Democrats compromised on spending, but will try to add more money for failing schools this fall.
Meanwhile, the Republican- backed voucher plan was NOT included in the bill.
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[Bush-Europe]


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


President Bush is nearing the final leg of his European trip.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Goteburg, Sweden;]


After meeting with European Union members in Sweden, President Bush said goodbye today.
He sparred with European leaders yesterday over his lack of support for a global warming treaty.
Today Bush is in Poland-- his fourth stop on a five- nation tour.
The President plans to meet with Polish leaders, visit the Warsaw Ghetto, and deliver a speech on the future of U-S--European relations.
He'll also spotlight Poland's successful transition from communism to democracy.
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[11Search]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC57:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Search and rescue teams combed the Dragons Tooth area in Roanoke County for a missing 12 year old.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The young girl was part of a group from a school for troubled youth in Farmville that had been hiking the Appalachian Trail for the past two weeks.
Counselors say she was being stubborn and stayed behind while the group went farther ahead to find a camping spot.

When they went back a short time later to get her, she was gone.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:08:42]
[IN Q=we ended up]

((TODD MAXEY: WE ENDED UP SENDING IN FOUR SEARCH TEAMS BASED ON THE INFORMATION WE HAD AND ENDED UP LOCATING HER ON THE TRAIL.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Maxey/Roanoke Co. Fire and Rescue]
[RUNS=6]
[OUT Q=on the trail.]
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[VO-NAT]


It took search teams about three hours to locate her.
Counselors have taken her back home.
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[11Gilmore-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC1:06:04]
[GRAPHIC=GILMORE]


Museums and cultural agencies across the state will soon feel the effects of the state budget stalemate. On June 30th - they'll lose their state funding.
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


So it was with some anticipation that the museum community awaited "a major budget announcement" from Governor Jim Gilmore yesterday.
The announcement was at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:22:44]
[IN Q=I'm pleased to announce]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE TODAY THAT I'M RESTORING 4-POINT-1 MILLION DOLLARS... FOR THIS NEW PARKING DECK.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=for this new parking deck.]
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[VO-NAT :22 ]


The Virginia Museum is a state agency... which means it will receive state funding in the new budget year.
Gilmore is promising to help non-state agencies when he writes his "caboose bill" in December, just before he leaves office.
If that money survives the winter General Assembly session, the museums might receive it next June.
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[11Museums]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC1:36:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Roanoke's Center in the Square awaited the Governor's announcement with cautious optimism. Center and the six organizations it houses lost slightly more than 3-million dollars in state funding as a result of the budget impasse.
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[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

President Jim Sears says he understands the need for additional parking at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, but thinks the governor might have chosen better wording to keep the problem in perspective.
(///// SOT at :12 /////)
[SOT 2:21:14-2:21:29]
[IN Q=If I were governor...]

((JIM SEARS/CENTER IN THE SQUARE; IF I WERE GOVERNOR, I'M NOT SURE I'D BE HORRIFIED BY THAT BUT I CERTAINLY WOULD NOT WANT THAT TO OCCUR. HOWEVER, I GUESS WE COULD SAY WE'RE HORRIFIED IN WESTERN VIRGINIA ABOUT THE LACK OF FUNDING THAT'S COMING TO KEEP OUR MUSEUMS AT THE CURRENT LEVEL OF SERVICE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Sears/Center in the Square;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=at the current level of service.]
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[VO-NAT]

To cope with the budget cuts Center in the Square has cut hours and decreased staff.
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[11Tech-Field]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC1:21:41]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Virginia Tech's football team will play on a brand new field this fall. The University is installing the same kind of grass the New York Giants play on. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats "Tech Football Game"]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Hilson/Field Project Manager; :18]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :45 QUICK]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Blacksburg.]

(([Nats "Tech Football game"] When the Hokies begin their football season this Fall, it will be on a whole new playing field...literally. [Nats Sprinkler tc] Taking root this summer, a high end, grass module system, that is only the third of it's kind in the country.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:19:36]
[IN Q=The]

((JOHN HILSON/FIELD PROJECT MANAGER; THE MODULES HAVE BEEN GRASSED AND GROWING, THEY'VE NOW BEEN GRADED GRASSED JUST TWO WEEKS AGO TOMORROW I BELIEVE THEY IT IT'S IN THE GROWING STAGE.))
[OUT Q=growing]

Once the blades of grass reach maturity, forming a field Hilson describes as a fast hard...it will be cut, lifted and transported into the stadium.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:20:03]
[IN Q=I THINK]

((JOHN HILSON/FIELD PROJECT MANAGER; I THINK THAT HAPPENS IN THE MIDDLE OF JULY, AND THEN IT'S READY TO PLAY ON.))
[OUT Q=play on]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT -?]
[IN Q=BUT BEFORE]

((BUT BEFORE THE FIELD CAN BE PLACED IN LANE STADIUM, ON THIS END A LOT MORE WORK NEEDS TO BE DONE.))
[OUT Q=DONE]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:20:25]
[IN Q=PUTTING IN]

((PUTTING IN NEW DRAINAGE SYSTEM A NEW AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM ALL THE INFRASTRUCTURE NECESSARY TO RECEIVE THE MODULAR FIELD.))
[OUT Q=FIELD]

((COVER END OF BITE AND POD UP FOR QUICK NAT BURST)) [NAT burst tc WORKERS AT LANE] This effort within the stadium enables the true state of the art features the completed field will have. With an air filtration system and drainage at Hokie speed, weather delays will be a thing of the past. Hilson says there is no doubt the project will be done in time for kickoff. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg.))
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, another high profile profit warning in the tech sector.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

((Information:
(ON CAM)

THE PROFIT WARNINGS JUST KEEP ON COMING ON WALL STREET.. AFTER THE CLOSING BELL.. THE FIBER OPTICS GIANT JDS-UNIPHASE STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE AND LOWERED ITS EARNINGS AND SALES OUTLOOK. JDS UNIPHASE SAYS THE SLOWDOWN IN BUSINESS HAS BEEN STEEP AND UNPRECEDENTED. JDS UNIPHASE NOW EXPECTS A LOSS OF 6 TO 8 CENTS A SHARE IN THE 4Q VS EXPECTATIONS FOR A GAIN OF A NICKEL.

(GRAPHIC)

WE ALSO GET ANOTHER INFLATION REPORT TODAY.. THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX MEASURES INFLATION AT THE CONSUMER LEVEL... YESTERDAY, A REPORT SHOWED NEARLY NO SIGNS OF INFLATION ON THE WHOLESALE LEVEL...

(ON CAM)

THAT GIVES THE FED MORE LEEWAY TO CUT INTEREST RATES AT ITS JUNE 27TH MEETING.
ON WALL STREET, STOCKS TUMBLED AS INVESTORS HAD TO DIGEST A HOST OF BAD NEWS: EARNINGS WARNINGS, FRESH SIGNS OF A WEAK ECONOMY AND A BIG MERGER DEAL BETWEEN GENERAL ELECTRIC AND HONEYWELL GONE SOUR.

(GRAPHIC)

THE DOW SANK 181 POINTS TO ITS LOWEST CLOSE SINCE APRIL 25TH

(GRAPHIC)

THE NASDAQ TUMBLED 78 POINTS OR NEARLY 4 PERCENT.

(GRAPHIC)

DISCOUNT BROKER CHARLES SCHWAB AND FOOD GIANT HEINZ ALSO WARNED THAT PROFITS WILL FALL SHORT OF ESTIMATES....

(GRAPHIC)

XEROX WILL CUT 15-HUNDRED JOBS AND STOP MAKING PERSONAL COPIERS AND DESKTOP INKJET PRINTERS.. ITS PART OF A PLAN TO CUT A BILLION DOLLARS IN COSTS BY YEAR'S END.

(MARKETWATCH GRAPHIC)

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

(ON CAM)

AT THE NASDAQ, I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Spy-Plane]


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


The U-S spy plane is about to get a lift back home--
A huge Russian cargo plane has arrived at the U-S air base in Japan, en route to China to pick up the surveillance plane.
It has to first be dismantled, then flown back in pieces.
That's expected to take about a month.
Contractor Lockheed Martin chartered the Russian caro plane, because China wouldn't allow a U-S cargo jet to land there.

[11NS-Furloughs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC06:49]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


Norfolk Southern is temporarily cutting back its workforce in an effort to cut costs. The railroad will furlough 162 employees.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Temporary layoffs at the East End shops will begin June 24th and end July 14th.
Norfolk Southern says it's auctioning off excess machinery and locomotives that have been stored at the shops, leaving many wondering if the shops themselves would be next on the auction block.
Many of those who bid on the N-S equipment say they believe the shops will be up for sale by the end of the year.

But N-S says the shops are NOT for sale.
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[11Frito-Lay]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC1:04:54]
[GRAPHIC=Frito Lay]

Lynchburg's Frito-Lay plant is gearing up to produce a new snack chip.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Hill City factory will be the only plant east of the Rockies to make the bite-sized chip, details of the chip though.. are being kept secret.
23 million pounds of the new chip will be made there annually.
The expansion represents a 15 million dollar investment that will create at least 50 new jobs.
The Lynchburg facility already employs about 300 people.
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[6-Canoes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bmo]
[TAPE#=01-28 TC31:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke Police are close to recovering the canoes that were discovered missing Wednesday from Victory Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday]


Roanoke Police received a large number of tips that they say will lead to recovery of the stolen City Parks and Recreation canoes.
The suspect is a Southeast Roanoke man.
Charges are pending.
He'll be identified when they're filed.
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[11Geese]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lake-goers to Fairystone State Park in Patrick County should expect some messy visitors this summer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.]


More than thirty geese have taken up permanent residence at the park.
Workers spend two hours each day cleaning up the droppings the geese leave behind near the beach.
Federal law prevents the park from killing the geese but park officials can use one tool to control the population.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT :23:22]
[IN Q=The one thing that we've]

((JOHN GROOMS/PARK MANAGER: THE ONE THING THAT WE'VE DONE THAT HAS BEEN SOMEWHAT EFFECTIVE IS TO ADDLE THE EGGS. EACH SPRING WHEN THE GEESE NEST WE LOOK FOR THE NESTS AND WHEN WE FIND THE EGGS WE SOAK THEM IN MINERAL OIL AND THAT EFFECTIVELY KILLS THE EGG))
[SUPER=01-John Grooms/Park Manager]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=kills the egg]
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[VO-NAT]


Some park visitors have concerns about the health effects from the geese and their droppings especially in the water where people swim.
Tests are performed monthly and so far there has not been a health hazard.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, pills may not be the best way to get your vitamin C.
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=1:28]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((ALL THOSE VITAMIN C PILLS YOURE POPPING MAY BE DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD.
RESEARCH FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA FINDS - IN A TEST TUBE- VITAMIN C ACTUALLY DAMAGES A CELL'S DNA- WHAT THAT MEANS IS VITAMIN C- AT LEAST IN THE LAB- MAY ACTUALLY PROMOTE CANCEROUS CHANGES-
NOW ITS IMPORTANT TO REALIZE THIS IS ONLY A TEST TUBE STUDY IN THE LAB- IT DOESNT MEAN YOUR VITAMIN C PILLS WILL GIVE YOU CANCER- BUT EXPERTS SAY THE BEST- AND SAFEST WAY TO GET VITAMIN C IS THE NATURAL WAY- THROUGH LOTS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
WELL HERE'S A NEW WRINKLE TO WRINKLES. THEY ACTUALLY MAY PROTECT YOU FROM THE MOST COMMON FORM OF SKIN CANCER,
A REPORT IN THE JOURNAL ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY SHOWS PEOPLE WITH LOTS OF WRINKLES ARE 90% LESS PRONE TO DEVELOP BASAL CELLS CANCER COMPARED TO PEOPLE WITH SMOOTH SKIN.,
WE DON'T KNOW WHY THIS IS- BUT IT DOESN'T MEAN WRINKLES ARE HEALTHY- THERES NO EVIDENCE IT PROTECTS YOU FROM THE DEADLIER SKIN CANCER- MALIGNANT MELANOMA.
FINALLY- IF YOU'RE PREGNANT- MAKE SURE YOU SEE YOUR OB ON A REGULAR BAISIS- ESPECIALLY AS YOU HEAD DOWN THE HOME STRETCH
A STUDY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SHOWS WOMEN WHO GET URINARY INFECTIONS NEAR THE END OF PREGNANCY- THAT GOES UNTREATED- HAVE A 40% HIGHER RISK OF HAVING A BABY WITH MENTAL RETARDATION.
THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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


More accountability in the nation's schools-- that's the goal of the President's education bill that was just passed last night in the U-S Senate.
It calls for yearly testing-- but NO school vouchers.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Comair may take to the skies again soon.
The airline has reached a tentative contract agreement with its 13- hundred striking pilots.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the search for a missing 12- year- old girl ends successfully in the Dragon's Tooth area of Roanoke County.
The girl was with a group from a Farmville school for troubled youth.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, June 15th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[Education-Bill]


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

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
The Standards of Learnings Tests may not be the ONLY standardized tests Virginia's students will have to take.
The Senate passed President Bush's education bill last night.
The bill would require yearly testing, but does NOT include vouchers.
Shilow Woolman reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Bill Frist/(R) Tennessee; :24]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) Majority Leader; :34 quick! ]
[SUPER=01-Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesman; :52]
[Super=01-Sen. Edward Kennedy/(D) Massachusetts; 1:10]
[Super=01-Shiloh Woolman/Reporting; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=SHILOH WOOLMAN REPORTING.]

((EDUCATION REFORM IS A HIT. BY A 91-8 MARGIN PRESIDENT BUSH'S TOP PRIORITY IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO HIS SIGNATURE.
SINCE WEEK ONE HE'S URGED LAWMAKERS TO READ ALONG WITH HIM...NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND. WHILE BUSH TOURS EUROPE, HE'S COMPLETED HIS SECOND LEGISLATIVE VICTORY AT HOME. FIRST "The president's priorities for education...become reality." DASCHLE "I think Pres. Bush deserves credit."
LIKE TAX CUTS, EDUCATION REFORM DREW BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT. LOCAL DISTRICTS WILL TEST YEARLY IN MATH AND READING AND BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE RESULTS.
AND AS BUSH PROMISED, BILLIONS WILL BE SPENT TO TEACH KIDS TO READ. BUT MONEY ISN'T A CURE-ALL. FLEISCHER "If throwing money at the problem were the answer our education problems would have been solved years ago."
DEMOCRATS COMPROMISED ON SPENDING, BUT WILL TRY TO ADD MORE MONEY FOR FAILING SCHOOLS THIS FALL. REPUBLICANS' VOUCHER PLAN TO SEND POOR KIDS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS FAILED TUESDAY.
STILL, BOTH SIDES WALK AWAY WITH A BILL THEY BELIEVE IN. KENNEDY "Tonight we're sending a clear message to families all over the country: help is on the way."
THE A-B-C'S OF PROMISED REFORM SHOULD BE IN SCHOOLS BY THE FIRST BELL OF THE FALL.
IN WASHINGTON, SHILOH WOOLMAN REPORTING. ))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


The bill now has to be reconciled with the HOUSE education bill.

[Hanssen]


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


Accused Russian spy Robert Hanssen will NOT face the death penalty.
The Justice Department has agreed not to seek capital punishment.
But sources say the deal hinges on Hanssen telling prosecutors everything he knows.
The former F-B-I agent is accused of spying for Russia and the former Soviet Union for 15 years.
Hanssen was arrested in February at a park in Virginia as he was allegedly dropping off a packet of information for the Russians.

[2-11Search]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC57:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A search of the Dragons Tooth area in Roanoke County for a missing 12 year old ended successfully.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The young girl was part of a group from a school for troubled youth in Farmville that had been hiking the Appalachian Trail for the past two weeks.
Counselors say she was being stubborn and stayed behind while the group went farther ahead to find a camping spot.

When they went back a short time later to get her she was gone.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:08:42]
[IN Q=we ended up]

((TODD MAXEY: WE ENDED UP SENDING IN FOUR SEARCH TEAMS BASED ON THE INFORMATION WE HAD AND ENDED UP LOCATING HER ON THE TRAIL.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Maxey/Roanoke Co. Fire and Rescue]
[RUNS=6]
[OUT Q=on the trail.]
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[VO-NAT]


It took search teams about three hours to locate her.
Counselors have taken her back home.
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[11Comair]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC36:59]
[SS=Comair Strike]


The Comair strike could end soon.
The airline has reached a tentative contract agreement with its striking pilots.
The deal follows three days of talks with federal mediators.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March]

The airline serves 95 cities and, until March, a half-dozen Comair Jets flew in and out of Roanoke every day.
That's when Comair's 13-hundred pilots walked out after talks broke down over work rules, retirement, job protection and pay.
A source close to negotiations says the union agreed to speedup the process and hopes to hold a vote within ten days.
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[11Baptists-Divorce]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC02:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Southern Baptist Convention is recognizing America's high divorce rate. Members are urging pastors to ask couples to choose divorce as a final solution. A local pastor spoke with Kate Weidaw about the decision.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :11]
[SUPER=01-Pastor Robert Moore/Bonsack Baptist Church; :17]
[SUPER=@Kate1; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Sam Rogers/Clinical Psychologist; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke]



[11Elderly]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The senior population is growing faster than any other generation.
And to meet the increasing demand for services -- a local retirement community is expanding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Westminster Canterbury in Lynchburg plans to expand by 26 percent.
As part of the expansion, a Memory Unit for patients with Alzheimer's and dementia will be added.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT23:24:00]
[IN Q=I think being able to offer]

((BONNIE HELLER/DIR OF NURSING: I THINK BEING ABLE TO OFFER FAMILIES THE COMFORT OF KNOWING THAT THERE REALLY IS A STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY HERE THAT CAN CARE FOR THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF THAT PARTICULAR POPULATION IS JUST A WONDERFUL THING))
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Heller/Director of Nursing Services]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=just a wonderful thing.]
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[VO-NAT]


Westiminster attracts seniors from all over the country with a range of services from independent living to nursing facilities.
In fact, 30 percent of its residents are not from Lynchburg.
Walter Bliss came all the way from Portland, Maine.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT23:15:11]
[IN Q=Both my wife and my]

((BOTH MY WIFE AND MY PARENTS NEEDED A LOT OF CARE IN THEIR FINAL DAYS AND WE DID NOT WANT TO PUT OUR CHILDREN THROUGH THAT SITUATION WHERE THEY WERE TIED DOWN TO TAKE CARE OF US))
[SUPER=01-Walter Bliss/Resident]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=tied down to take care of us.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 20 million dollar expansion and renovation will be complete by October of next year.
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[11Hike-Hope]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A group of hikers are taking an extra long trail to fight hunger.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Six-individuals with Hike for Hope 2001 are walking through 16-states and over 4-thousand miles. Yesterday, they trekked from Radford to Roanoke. The effort is to raise money and awareness for OxFam, an organization that fights poverty and hunger. The trip started in Key West, Florida on January First and they're making Canada their final destination. With an average day walking 20 to 50 miles, they hope to get there by the end of the year.
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[11Shopping-Centers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Retailers don't have time to play around... especially in today's market climate.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


That was the message from University of Virginia Head Basketball Coach Pete Gillen yesterday.
He spoke to about 100 retailers from across the country at this year's International Conference of Shopping Centers in Roanoke.
Gillen says running a business is a lot like coaching a basketball team.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't claim to have]

((PETE GILLEN: I DON'T CLAIM TO HAVE ANY ANSWERS OR ALL THE ANSWERS BUT THINGS THAT HAVE HELPED US IN OUR COACHING, TRY TO RELATE THAT TO BUSINESS WHETHER YOU'RE A SHOPPING CENTER OWNER, A DEVELOPER, APPRAISER, AN ATTORNEY, A SPONSOR WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVA Head Basket Ball Coach]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=might be.]
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[VO-NAT]
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Gillen says retailers must stay on their toes and on the ball if they want their business to succeed.
He also says the most important key to success is to have a game plan.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Search and rescue teams found a 12 year old who had been missing in the Dragons Tooth area of Roanoke County.
It took about three hours to locate the girl. She was part of a group from a school for troubled youth in Farmville that had been hiking the Appalachian Trail for the past two weeks.
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Norfolk Southern is temporarily cutting back its workforce in an effort to cut costs. The railroad will furlough 162 employees.
Temporary layoffs at the East End shops will begin June 24th and end July 14th.
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Comair may be flying again.
The airline has reached a tentative contract agreement with its striking pilots.
The deal follows three days of talks with federal mediators. The airline serves 95 cities including Roanoke.
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Now here's Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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