[7-WV-Flooding]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Residents in West Virginia are trying to recover from the effects of yesterday's storm.
McDowell County, at the southern tip of the state, is under a state of emergency. The National Guard sent two helicopters to the county yesterday afternoon to remove stranded residents from their homes.
Shelters have been set up in at least three area churches.
Emergency officials confirm a man whose body was found yesterday afternoon was a victim of the floods.

[7-11Bedford-Tornado]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC1:40:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


County, state and federal inspectors will soon examine the damage from Sunday's tornado in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Monday]


Emergency management officials will be touring damaged areas of the Route 460 corridor today between 10 a-m and 2 p-m.
They're asking home and business owners who suffered losses to be available during those hours to provide information about property value and insurance coverage.
The assessments will be used to help determine if a federal disaster declaration is warranted.
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[7-11SCV-plates]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC2:02:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Sons of Confederate Veterans are pleased to see a court battle end in their favor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


On Monday, a federal appeals court granted them the right to put the Confederate flag logo on their special license plates.
And yesterday Governor Warner and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said they are giving up the fight.
There will be no appeal.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:16:38]
[IN Q=WE FELT THE CASE COULD]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE FELT THE CASE COULD NOT BE FURTHER DEFENDED IN COURT AND THAT THE COMMONWEALTH'S RESOURCES WERE BEST SPENT ELSEWHERE RATHER THAN ON A CASE THAT LOOKED LIKE IT WOULD LOSE IF IT WAS FURTHER APPEALED.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=IF IT WAS FURTHER APPEALED.]
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[VO-NAT]


After a two-year court battle, the Sons of Confederate Veterans aren't wasting any more time.
They showed up yesterday outside the Department of Motor Vehicles with 368 applications for the specialty tags.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:00:38]
[IN Q=EVERY SINGLE JUDGE THAT'S]

((HENRY KIDD/SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS: EVERY SINGLE JUDGE THAT'S HEARD THIS CASE HAS TOLD THE STATE THAT THEY ARE USING VIEWPOINT DISCRIMINATION, VIOLATING OUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS, FREEDOM OF SPEECH. AND SO I LOOK FORWARD TO THESE BEING ON OUR CARS. WITHOUT A LOT OF FURTHER DELAY, THEY SHOULD BE ON THE ROAD SOMETIME BY THE MIDDLE OF JULY.))
[SUPER=01-Henry Kidd/Sons of Confederate Veterans]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=BY THE MIDDLE OF JULY.]
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[VO-NAT]


The General Assembly approved the plate three years ago... but refused to allow the groups logo which features a Confederate flag.
Two courts have now ruled that unconstitutional.
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[45-11WV-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]

There are still problems in parts of West Virginia where severe floods cover the area.
A state of emergency has been declared for McDowell County, at the southern tip of the state. The National Guard sent two helicopters to the county yesterday afternoon to remove stranded residents from their homes.
Shelters have been set up in at least three area churches.
Emergency officials confirm a man whose body was found yesterday afternoon was a victim of the floods.

[45-Eavesdropping]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC33:04]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Superintendent of State Police says he hopes to know whether the feds will take over the probe of alleged eavesdropping in Richmond- in just a few days.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The State Police were called in to investigate following reports that Republican officials listened in on Democratic conference calls.
Colonel Gerald Massengill says federal prosecutors are now reviewing the case.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A Summary of the investigation]

((COL. GERALD MASSENGILL/STATE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT: A SUMMARY OF THE INVESTIGATION IS BEING REVIEWED BY THE U.S. ATTORNEY AND I'M SURE HE'LL GIVE US AN ANSWER ONCE HE'S COMFORTABLE WITH THE CASE AND THE PROSECUTIVE ELEMENTS HE WOULD LOOK FOR FEDERAL INVOLVEMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Gerald Massengill/Virginia State Police Superintendent]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=for federal involvement.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Massengill promises a thorough investigation, but says it is important to complete the probe as quickly as possible.

[45-11SCV-plates]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC2:02:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Sons of Confederate Veterans have finally gotten the court order they wanted.
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


On Monday, a federal appeals court granted them the right to put the Confederate flag logo on their special license plates.
And yesterday Governor Warner and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said they are giving up the fight.
There will be no appeal.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:16:38]
[IN Q=WE FELT THE CASE COULD]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE FELT THE CASE COULD NOT BE FURTHER DEFENDED IN COURT AND THAT THE COMMONWEALTH'S RESOURCES WERE BEST SPENT ELSEWHERE RATHER THAN ON A CASE THAT LOOKED LIKE IT WOULD LOSE IF IT WAS FURTHER APPEALED.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=IF IT WAS FURTHER APPEALED.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


After a two-year court battle, the Sons of Confederate Veterans aren't wasting any more time.
They showed up yesterday outside the Department of Motor Vehicles with 368 applications for the specialty tags.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:00:38]
[IN Q=EVERY SINGLE JUDGE THAT'S]

((HENRY KIDD/SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS: EVERY SINGLE JUDGE THAT'S HEARD THIS CASE HAS TOLD THE STATE THAT THEY ARE USING VIEWPOINT DISCRIMINATION, VIOLATING OUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS, FREEDOM OF SPEECH. AND SO I LOOK FORWARD TO THESE BEING ON OUR CARS. WITHOUT A LOT OF FURTHER DELAY, THEY SHOULD BE ON THE ROAD SOMETIME BY THE MIDDLE OF JULY.))
[SUPER=01-Henry Kidd/Sons of Confederate Veterans]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=BY THE MIDDLE OF JULY.]
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[VO-NAT]


The General Assembly approved the plate three years ago... but refused to allow the groups logo which features a Confederate flag.
Two courts have now ruled that unconstitutional.
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[45Goodbye]


[ANCHOR=KMC-LEO]
[NEWSCAST=cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
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[Desk 2-Shot]

[SUPER=@Leo1;]



(AD-LIB Bye)



[SUPER=#4057; Copyright]




[8-11WV-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After yesterday's storm - parts of West Virginia are still plagued with flooding problems.
McDowell County, at the southern tip of the state, is under a state of emergency. The National Guard sent two helicopters to the county yesterday afternoon to remove stranded residents from their homes.
Shelters have been set up in at least three area churches.
Emergency officials confirm a man whose body was found yesterday afternoon was a victim of the flooding.

[8-11Bedford-Tornado]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC1:40:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bedford County will be inspected today by state and federal inspectors to get a more exact picture of how much damage was done by Sunday's tornado.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Monday]


Emergency management officials will be touring damaged areas of the Route 460 corridor today between 10 a-m and 2 p-m.
They're asking home and business owners who suffered losses to be available during those hours to provide information about property value and insurance coverage.
The assessments will be used to help determine if a federal disaster declaration is warranted.
(------------)



[8-11Prayer-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-08]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Hundreds of people gathered in Roanoke for a special moment of prayer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

It was all part of the 52nd annual Day of Prayer celebrated throughout the nation yesterday. Roanoke has been celebrating the day for 10 years now. Community, political, and religious leaders gathered to pray, and said the need for prayer is greater than ever following the events of September 11th.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]

The event was also held throughout the state including Lynchburg. Leaders from the city and the surrounding area prayed for police and emergency service personnel.
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[8-11Higher-Ed]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Budget cuts are hitting home at Roanoke's Higher Education Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Year]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:56:47]


The center will lose seven percent of its state funding next year... and eight percent in 2004.
That means no raises for Higher Ed Center employees, and bonuses ONLY if enough money is left over at the end of the year.
Since five of the thirteen colleges with a presence there are state schools, some class offerings may be affected.

Tech's public administration master's degree program will not return to the center next semester.
Radford and Virginia Western say their participation in the Higher Ed Center will not be affected by state cutbacks.
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[8-11Barber]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One local barber is a cut above the rest... his business is one of the oldest on his block.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Perry Cunningham celebrated his 45th year in business on Williamson Road yesterday.
Perry's Barber shop outlasted many of its neighbors like Sears Town and Arland's.
To celebrate, his friends and family threw him an anniversary bash.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I've met nothing but]

((PERRY CUNNINGHAM/LOCAL BARBER: I'VE MET NOTHING...I'D DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Perry Cunningham/Local Barber]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=I'd do it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Perry's wife wants him to retire, but he says he's going to keep on cutting for as long as he can.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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