[Terrorism-Attacks]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


U-S officials have detected more signs that Osama bin Laden's terrorist network is working on a plan to attack America again.
Vice President Dick Cheney says it's not a question of IF, but When.
Meanwhile, others in the Bush administration are taking a calmer tone.
Jennifer Jones reports
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dick Cheney/Vice President; ;17]
[SUPER=01-Tom Ridge/Homeland Security Director; :30]
[SUPER=01-Condoleezza Rice/National Security Advisor; :53 QUICK]
[SUPER=03-Eastern Afghanistan/File Tape; :59]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=Jennifer Jones, CBS News, Washington.]

((
LOCATOR: WASHINGTON, D-C
PRESIDENT BUSH RETURNED TO THE WHITE HOUSE SUNDAY, UNDER A GROWING CLOUD OF CRITICISM -- ABOUT INTELLIGENCE BREAKDOWNS BEFORE 9/11. NOW, THERE'S WORD, THE AL-QAEDA NETWORK IS PLANNING TO STRIKE AGAIN -- WITH AN ATTACK, AS BIG, OR BIGGER THAN SEPTEMBER 11TH.
----
SOT - VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY "The prospects of another attack are

very, very real. Just as real, in my opinion, as it was on September 12th." -- OTHER KEY PLAYERS ON THE PRESIDENT'S NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM PUT THE NEW WARNINGS IN A BROADER CONTEXT.
---
SOT - TOM RIDGE/HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR "You have to understand, as

Americans, almost everything is a potential vulnerability..because we're free, we're open."
AFTER LAST WEEK'S FALLOUT, OVER WHAT IT KNEW BEFORE THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS -- THE WHITE HOUSE FACES A TOUGH BALANCING ACT... DISCLOSING ALL THE THREATS IT DOES KNOW ABOUT, WHILE TRYING TO AVOID PLANTING AN UNFOUNDED FEAR IN THE MINDS OF AMERICANS.
---
SOT - CONDOLEEZZA RICE/NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR "We all want to know

how to do this better, but we do need to stay about the business of fighting this war.") --
(nats..) LOCATOR: FILE/EASTERN AFGHANISTAN


A WAR THAT CLAIMED ANOTHER AMERICAN CASUALTY, IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN ON SUNDAY. A U-S SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIER WAS KILLED IN A FIREFIGHT, -- AS AMERICAN AND ALLIED FORCES CONTINUED THE HUNT FOR SUSPECTED TERRORISTS.

(STANDUP)


This latest warning of another terrorist attack comes... as some members of congress push for an 'independent' investigation surrounding unheeded warnings that preceded the 9/11 attacks. Still VP cheney says it is impossible to prepare a perfect defense, with or without warning. JJCBSN WASHINGTON
)

[11M'ville-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-15 TC-1:41:49]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]

Authorities in Martinsville say they have made another arrest in a drive-by shooting that left a teenager dead last Wednesday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Police say 19 year old Curtis Orlando Robertson Junior turned himself in to authorities around nine o'clock yesterday morning. He's being held at the Martinsville City jail without bond.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Week; ]

Police had been looking for Robertson since Wednesday's shooting that left 19 year old Delvin Hairston dead with a single gunshot wound to the chest. A 17 year old suspect was arrested on Thursday at his home in Axton. Both teens now face first degree murder charges.

(------------)


[11Inge-Arraignment]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC-2:05:39]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]

The man accused of shooting and killing a Pittsylvania County sheriff's deputy is expected to make his first court appearance later today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 02-06 2:04:54]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; ]

23- year old Roy Inge (INJ) is scheduled to be arraigned this morning. He's accused of killing deputy Frankie Betterton on Friday, during a routine traffic stop.
(XXXXXX)

[TAKE MEMORIAL PINNACLE FS] Betterton's funeral is scheduled for Wednesday at four o'clock at the Brosville United Methodist Church. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers- donations be made to the church-- to purchase in-car cameras for Pittsylvania county deputies.
(XXXXXX)


[11Cove-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC-1:22:38]
[GRAPHIC=]

After more than a day of searching, crews have found the body of a man who apparently drowned in Carvins Cove.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


They found the body in 54 feet of water about 150 yards from shore.
Rescue crews believe it is 23-year old Aaron Flory of Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
He was swimming with two friends around three o'clock Saturday morning when according to witnesses he started struggling to stay afloat before disappearing beneath the water.
Fire officials want to remind everyone that Carvin's Cove is off-limits to swimming.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:11:12]
[IN Q=No matter whether its]

((DAVID HOBACK/BATTALION CHIEF: NO MATTER WHETHER ITS SUMMER TIME, WINTER TIME, OR ANYTIME. IT'S A CITY RESEVIOR FOR DRINKING WATER AND SWIMMING IS PROHIBITED. BUT IN THIS CASE WHEN THE TEMPERATURE OF THE WATER IS 44 DEGREES IT WILL PARALYZE YOU AND IT IS VERY DANGEROUS TO GO SWIMMING IN THAT TEMPERATURE.))
[SUPER=01-David Hoback/Battalion Chief]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=in that temperature]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The body has been sent to the medical examiner's office for positive identification.
Flory has relatives in Botetourt County and was visiting a friend who recently graduated from V-M-I.
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[11School-Prayer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC-1:26:43]
[GRAPHIC=none]

"Prayer in school" is in the spotlight once again and the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors is being exalted for their support of the idea.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 02-17 tc 28:45]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Last month, the board voted to throw its support behind an amendment to the constitution intended to guarantee religious freedom in the United States. Board Chairman Butch Church says he's received about 200- emails and phone calls from the public praising the board's decision.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:12:58]
[IN Q=The people in the ]
[SUPER=@Church;]

((BUTCH CHURCH: THE PEOPLE IN THE VALLEY THEY REALLY, THEY'VE GONE OUT OF THEIR WAY TO RALLY WITH THIS AND I THINK IT SHOWS THAT CONTRARY TO WHAT SOME MAY SAY THAT PRAYER IS NOT ALIVE AND WELL IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=in the Roanoke Valley.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The board's decision was NOT a UNanimous one. Supervisor Joe McNamara believes the First Amendment does enough to guarantee freedom of religion.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, AOL Time-Warner is expected to announce layoffs this week. Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((AOL TIME WARNER MAY LOWER THE JOB AX AGAIN. THE WORLD LARGEST INTERNET AND MEDIA COMPANY IS EXPECTED TO MAKE ANNOUNCE MORE LAYOFFS IN ITS AMERICA ONLINE UNIT THIS WEEK. IN THE PAST 18 MONTHS, AMERICA ONLINE HAS LAYED OFF ABOUT 2-THOUSAND PEOPLE. THE COMPANY HAS STRUGGLED AS IT'S STOCK FELL 40 PERCENT OVER THE PAST YEAR.
ON WALL STREET, THE NASDAQ IS COMING OFF ITS BEST WEEK IN MORE THAN A YEAR. WE'LL HAVE TO SEE IF INVESTORS STILL HAVE AN APPETITE FOR TECH STOCKS LATER TODAY.
IN THE LAST SESSION,
THE DOW RALLIED 63 POINTS UP MORE THAN 4 PERCENT ON THE WEEK.
THE NASDAQ ADDED 10 POINTS FOR ITS BEST WEEKLY GAIN IN MORE THAN A YEAR.. UP 8.8 PERCENT.
ON THE EARNINGS FRONT HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE REPORTS FROM HOME DEPOT, TOYS R' US AND KRISPY KREME
ECO CALENDAR...APRIL LEADING ECONOMIC INDICATORS, DURABLE GOODS AND NEW HOME SALES.
TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ... AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NY.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Philpott-Lake]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC-1:11:58]
[GRAPHIC=none]


If you're planning a trip to Philpott Lake for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, there's few things you need to know.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Visitors to the lake this summer can expect some changes due to the on-going drought.
Philpott Lake is currently seven feet below normal.
And lake officials warn that could put both boaters and swimmers at risk.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:14:07]
[IN Q=Our boaters, they have to]

((BILL MAYDIAN/U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS: OUR BOATERS, THEY HAVE TO WATCH OUT FOR SOME MERGED TREE STUMPS, WATCH OUT FOR SHALLOW WATER ESPECIALLY AROUND THE PENINSULA. AND FOR OUR SWIMMERS IT MEANS OUR DESIGNATED SWIM AREAS ARE NO LONGER USABLE AND THEY'RE SWIMMING OUT BEYOND WHAT'S THE SAFE LIMIT, OUT IN AREAS WHERE YOU HAVE A DEEP DROP OFF AND AREAS WHICH THE BOTTOM MAY HAVE HAZARDS SUCH AS GLASS AND OTHER THINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Maydian/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=and other things]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Rainfall in Philpott has been below average for 37 of the last 47 months.
In response to the drought, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers enacted an Emergency Drought Management Plan in April.
Those efforts have already led to reduced outflow releases and increased water conservation efforts.
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[11Skate-Park]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn ]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC-37:01]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[*****ANCHOR TAG*****] Some local teens in Vinton are riding high.
They're raising money to build a skate park in town.
And as Justin McLeod discovered--- the project has attracted the most unlikely of allies.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Wafe/Skateboarder; :12]
[SUPER=@justin1; :39]
[SUPER=01-Rob Cantu/Skateboarder; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Vinton]

((((NAT SOUND OF SKATE BOARDING))
They jump, twirl, and even do tricks in the air. ((QUICK NAT SOUND))
But what these local skateboarders do often gets them into trouble.
[SOT 47:34]
[IN Q=When we skate]

((CHRIS WAFE/SKATEBOARDER: WHEN WE SKATE WE HAVE TO SKATE WHERE WE HAVE TO SKATE WHERE WE HAVE PERMISSION OR, CAUSE THE COPS THEY JUST FOLLOW US.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=just follow us]


That's because the town of Vinton passed a new ordinance in January.
It prohibts skating in most public places including downtown.
[SOT 44:13]
[IN Q=They think we're]

((BRANDON CARLESCO/SKATEBOARDER: THEY THINK WE'RE HOODLUMS AND BAD KIDS.))
[Runs= 03]
[OUT Q=and bad kids]


And it's a safety concern.
Many of the local businesses fear they could be liable if a kid gets hurt.
[SOT 56:45]
[IN Q=Rather than fight]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: RATHER THAN FIGHT CITY HALL, THE KIDS WANTED TO JOIN FORCES. SO THEY PUT A PROPOSAL TOGETHER AND CAME HERE TO THE TOWN COUNCIL MEETING BACK IN MARCH. THEY'LL FREELY ADMIT TO YOU THEY DIDN'T EXPECT MUCH.))
[Runs= 12]
[OUT Q=didn't expect much]
[SOT 53:31]
[IN Q=I'd expected them]

((CHRIS PERDUE/SKATEBOARDER: I'D EXPECTED THEM TO BLOW US OFF.))
[Runs= 02]
[OUT Q=blow us off]


But that failed to happen.
[SOT 46:03]
[IN Q=I was surprised]

((JARED HOWELL/SKATEBOARDER: I WAS SURPRISED THEY GAVE US 10,000 DOLLARS.))
[Runs= 02]
[OUT Q=10,000 dollars]


The town council agreed to fund a new skate park, only if the kids paid for half of it.
So they formed non-profit group called Youth on Wheels and started raising funds.
They must come up with 10,000 dollars by the first of June.
If that happens, the town plans to build the project here at Gearhart Park in Vinton.
[SOT 50:24; 48:40]
[IN Q=I think its been]

((ROB CANTU/SKATEBOARDER: I THINK ITS BEEN A GOOD EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OF US EVEN ALL THE WAY TO THE ADULTS. WE'VE LEARNED A LOT ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT PROCESS.)) ((CHRIS WAFE/SKATEBOARDER: I THINK IT'S GREAT. NOT ONLY THAT WILL BE THE ONLY ONES ON IT, THERE WILL BE MORE PEOPLE AND WE CAN BE PROUD OF WHAT WE'VE MADE IN VINTON.))
[Runs= 13]
[OUT Q=made in Vinton]


And that will have these kids jumping for joy for many years to come.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Vinton.))
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


The kids have raised four thousand dollars so far.
They're asking for donations and plan to hold several fundraisers in the next few weeks in hopes of raising another six thousand dollars.

[11Hollins-University]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC-1:20:29]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Several area graduations took place this weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Yesterday morning, Hollins University celebrated its 160th commencement on the campus' front quad.
Cecelia Long who in 1970 became the first African American woman to graduate from Hollins was this year's commencement speaker.
A total of 242 graduates picked up their diplomas yesterday.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]


This summer will see some changes at Hollins.
Nora Kizer Bell begins a five year contract as university president in July.

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[11Post-Office]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-20 TC-1:20:35]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

A fire at the Rocky Mount Post Office destroyed or damaged more than a thousand pieces of mail Saturday night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :23+]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Yesterday;]

A spokesman for the Postal Service says the fire destroyed approximately one-thousand pieces of incoming mail, and about 400 pieces of mail were damaged by smoke and water. In addition, some post office boxes were damaged, and some of the mail in the boxes was charred. The lobby is closed for now... while crews work to repair the building, and mail delivery will be up and running as soon as possible.
(------------)


[Survivor]


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


The tribe has spoken, and Vecepia Towery--an office manager from Portland-- is the sole survivor of "Survivor Four Marquesas."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:06:23]
[IN Q=The winners..]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=is Vecepia...applause]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The 36- year- old endured 39 days of intense heat, backroom deals, two dozen challenges and a heated final tribal council.
Towery will join the select few Survivor millionaires-- Richard Hatch, Tina Wesson, and Ethan Zahn-- and also join the ranks of America's newest celebrities.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:02:40]
[IN Q=I stayed]

((VECEPIA TOWERY/SOLE SURVIVOR:I STAYED WITH MY FAITH AND I BELIEVED AND IT HAPPENED!
))
[SUPER=01-Vecepia Towery/Sole Survivor;]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=and it happened.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


If you're already thinking about the NEXT "Survivor".
"Survivor Five" airs next fall, in Thailand.
(-------------)


[1st-Business]


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


In business news this morning, Gas prices remain steady. And a German company says it will buy Napster.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]

(( GOOD MORNING THIS MONDAY THE 20TH OF MAY.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
--------------------------


IT MAY NOT BE THE BEST NEWS YOU HEAR ...BUT AS WE HEAD CLOSER TO THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, IT'S STILL GOOD.
THE PRICE OF GAS HAS HELD STEADY FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS.
THE LATEST LUNDBERG SURVEY HAS A GALLON OF SELF-SERVE REGULAR GOING FOR A $1.43...
THE ALL GRADE AVERAGE IS UP JUST TWO CENTS THESE PAST TWO WEEKS COMING IN NOW AT $1.47.
--------------------------


WALL STREET ENDED LAST WEEK QUIETLY.. BUT WITH SOME ENCOURAGEMENT... TODAY WE GET THE APRIL LEADING ECONOMIC INDICATORS.
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN JAPAN.. STOCKS UP AS THE ECONOMY APPEARS TO HAVE STOPPED DETERIORATING.
--------------------------


DON'T SEND OUT THE SYMPATHY CARDS YET...
NAPSTER HAS BEEN TOSSED A LIFE-LINE.
GERMAN MEDIA GIANT BERTELSMANN SAYS IT WILL BUY THE SONG-SWAPPING WEBSITE FOR EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS.
THE COMPANY WILL CONTINUE UNDER KONRAD HILBERS ALONG WITH SHAWN FANNING, WHO BOTH REVERSED THEIR DECISIONS TO LEAVE NAPSTER LAST WEEK.
THE ONCE POPULAR WEB SITE HAS BEEN NEAR BANKRUPTCY EVER SINCE LOOSING SEVERAL KEY COURT BATTLES AND THE REFUSAL OF MAJOR RECORD LABELS TO LICENSE MUSIC TO IT.
--------------------------


BE IT THE BEETLE OR A MICROBUS WITH RAKES AND SHOVELS AND IMPLEMENTS OF DESTRUCTION.... EXPECT MORE OF THEM ON AMERICA'S ROADS.
VOLKSWAGEN HAS A NEW AGGRESSIVE TARGET FOR U-S SALES... 750,000 UNITS THIS COMING YEAR.
THAT WOULD PUT ABOUT 50 PERCENT MORE OF THEM ON AMERICAN ROADS...
THE NEW STRATEGY WILL LEAN ON THE V-W S-U-V AND MULTI-PURPOSE MINI-VAN MODELS.
-------------------------


AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))
(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Med-Day]


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


In medical news, a new study says low-weight babies are more likely to develop diabetes later in life. Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((HERE'S A STRANGE FINDING. IT SEEMS UNDERWEIGHT BABY GIRLS ARE MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP DIABETES WHEN THEY GROW UP AND BECOME PREGNANT. A NEW STUDY OF FIRST TIME MOTHERS HAS FOUND THAT WOMEN WHO WEIGHED LESS THAN FOUR AND A HALF POUNDS AT BIRTH WERE FAR MORE LIKELY THAN HEAVIER INFANTS TO GO ON TO HAVE DIABETES. THE FINDINGS RECENTLY APPEARED IN THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.
THERE ARE MORE PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES NOW THAN EVER BEFORE.... AND THE TECHNIQUES USED ARE EVOLVING. ONE PROCEDURE BECOMING POPULAR IS THE CHEEK LIFT. PRIOR TO SURGERY PATIENTS CAN VIEW BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS OF PEOPLE WHO'VE HAD IT DONE. THE OPERATION TAKES ABOUT AN HOUR.... PERMANENT SUTURES ARE IMPLANTED TO HOLD UP THE CHEEKS. RECOVERY TAKES ABOUT FOUR DAYS.
IT SEEMS THE GOVERNMENT IS BEING BLAMED FOR HANDING OUT SOME BAD POT. MEDICAL MARIJUANA RESEARCHERS SAY GOVERNMENT GROWN WEED IS WEAK. THE DRUG IS BEING USED FOR A STUDY OF H-I-V PATIENTS WHO ARE SMOKING THE DRUG AT HOME FOR PAIN RELIEF. THE GOVERNMENT INSISTS THERE WEED IS FINE.
AND THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))



[Roanoke-Jail]


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


A new list of charges is in store for Roanoke City Jail inmates--
Beginning July first, inmates entering the jail on new charges will have to pay a 25- dollar processing fee.
Those charged with felonies will also be charged ANOTHER 25- dollars to cover the cost of taking a D-N-A sample for the state database.
Those jailed for felonies will be charged another five dollars to cover courtroom costs.
The charges are just one of several new fees Roanoke will add this year, as it tries to offset the loss of about three-point-five -million dollars in state money.



[Star-Wars]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The latest ``Star Wars'' movie was the supreme force at the box office this weekend.
(-------------)
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 03 NA 03:29:59 ]
[IN Q=To sure of themelves]
[SUPER=04-"Star Wars: Episode II"; HOT CHANGE]
[SUPER=04-20th Century;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=back into balance.]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT ]

``Star Wars'' took in just over 116 million dollars in its first four days to become the second-fastest film to top the 100 million mark -- right behind ``Spider-Man.'' ``Attack of the Clones'' is playing in about 450 fewer theaters than ``Spider-Man'' because ``Star Wars'' creator George Lucas was choosy about locations. He wanted top-of-the-line cinemas with digital sound.
(------------)
[Anchor=Kimberly]

[TAKE FS CHYRON]
[SUPER=77-Star Wars: Episode II/86.15/Spider-Man/46/Unfaithful/10.3/About a Boy/8.4/The New Guy/6.5;]

``Spider-Man'' -- the leader last week -- fell to the second spot. ''Unfaithful,'' ``About a Boy,'' and ``The New Guy'' round out the top five. [Super=#555;reset]