[AM-Wilkins]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC 16:20]
[GRAPHIC=Vance Wilkins]


Amherst lawmaker Vance Wilkins will remain as Speaker of the House...for at least another week.
Wilkins survived a long night of questioning about allegations he settled a sexual harassment complaint.
House Republicans emerged after three and a half hours to say they're giving Wilkins another week. Meghan Muldoon reports....
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Vance Wilkins]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=@Wilkins;:48]
[SUPER=01-Leo Wardrup/(R) Virginia Beach; 1:38]
[SUPER=@Meghan2;]
[RUNS=2:08]
[OUT Q=Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond]


(( Vance Wilkins left his office last night with his wife by his side to address a roomful of concerned Republicans.

The caucus had called an emergency meeting to question the Speaker about allegations that he paid a hundred thousand dollars to a 26-year-old woman to settle a sexual harassment complaint.
Fifty-seven Republicans met for almost four hours and when they emerged, it appeared they didn't get all of the answers they were looking for.
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[SOT 22:33:45-55]
[IN Q=ARE YOU TWO SATISFIED]
[OUT Q=NO]

[RUNS:10]
Republicans may not have all of the information they wanted but Wilkins did admit to settling the sexual harassment suit.
He maintains, however, that he did so not because he was guilty of the charges but because he wanted to protect his family and the Republican caucus.
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[SOT ]


[RUNS:15]
Republicans have now scheduled another caucus meeting for next Tuesday.
They say another week will allow them to gather more information and explore their options, including handing the matter to a House ethics committee which has the power to subpoena information the caucus hasn't been able to obtain yet.
Republican leaders say giving the Speaker another week is the least they can do for the lawmaker they believe is responsible for building their majority in the House.
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[SOT ]


[RUNS:15]

Wilkins left the meeting the same way he came in...still holding onto his wife and his position as Speaker but leaving House Republicans unsatisfied and unable to act.
They'll have another shot at it next week.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond))




[Dirty-Bomb]


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


An American citizen is in custody for allegedly plotting to attack the U-S by using a radio- active dirty bomb.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charleston, SC;]


31- year- old Abdullah Al Mujahir, also known as Jose Padilla, is sitting inside this high security Navy brig in South Carolina.
Federal officials say they can justify his indefinite jailing without specific charges, saying he's considered an enemy fighter.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Abdullah was]

((JOHN ASHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERAL:ABDULLAH WAS CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH AL QAEDA AND WAS INVOLVED IN FUTURE TERRORIST ATTACKS ON INNOCENT CIVILIANS. ))
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/Attorney General;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=innocent civilians.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities arrested al Muhajir at Chicago's O'Hare Airport on May eighth, as he arrived from Pakistan.
Officials say the plot was still in its early stages.
They're not sure of the specific target, although the suspect did mention Washington D-C.
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[11D-Day-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC1:49:15]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


The National D-Day Memorial Foundation is being sued by the company that designed the memorial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape]


Dickson Architects filed suit in Bedford County Circuit Court Friday, just days after Coleman-Adams Construction filed a similar suit against the foundation.
Dickson says it's owed more than 800-thousand dollars for architectural work.
Coleman-Adams claims the foundation owes them more than two million for construction work.
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[11Cyberpark]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC51:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Danville got a boost from the federal government.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Representative Virgil Goode and Senator George Allen hand delivered a check for the region's new Cyberpark.
300 acres will be wired with the latest fiber optic and electrical connections.
The Cyberpark is a project developed by both the city of Danville and Pittsylvania County in the hopes of bringing new high-tech jobs to the region.
The infrastructure located at the park will be matched only by that at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Disney World is]

((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN/(R) VIRGINIA: DISNEY WORLD IS THE ONLY PLACE THAT HAS IT NOW. I WAS A KID I REMEMBER FUTURE LAND WITH MONORAILS AND ALL THOSE ADVANCEMENTS. NOW DISNEY WORLD AND DANVILLE WILL BE THE ONLY TWO.))
[SUPER=@allen]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=only two.]
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[VO-NAT]


Senator Allen says Atlanta and Chicago are also working on Cyberpark's of the same magnitude, but Danville's will be completed first.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11Airport-Expansion]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC1:05:26]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Another economic development project in Danville is already taking off.
The regional airport received 3 point 2 million dollars to create the "Mid Atlantic Center for Aviation."
The idea is to create a maintenance facility where local people do repair work for commercial and private airlines at the Danville Airport.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The bonus will]

((JERRY GWALTNEY/DANVILLE CITY MANAGER; THE BONUS WILL BE ABLE TO BRING IN GOOD QUALITY JOBS TO THIS AREA. THESE JOBS ARE PART OF THE GAME PLAN AND THIS IS PART OF THE OVERALL GAME PLAN.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Gwaltney/Danville City Manager]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=overall game plan. Second Ref!!!]
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[VO-NAT]


Businesses like the Ward Burton's racing team and V-W Daniels Construction are already taking advantage of the maintenance facility.
They are both leasing new hangers built by the airport.
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[Wildfires]


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


Winds are now shifting in the favor of firefighters out battling a 75- thousand acre wildfire near Denver.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO;]


That's easing the fears that as many as 40- thousand residents would have to evacuate.
But officials say the fire is still very unpredictable, and winds could shift again.
The blaze was so strong at one point that firefighters had to be pulled off the lines.
It began on Saturday from an illegal campfire in the Pike National Forest.
It's one of just eight fires burning in Colorado.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Blue chips closed slightly higher yesterday, while technology shares stalled. Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=CBS Marketwatch New York]

((THE TRADING SESSION WAS ABOUT AN HOUR TOO LONG MONDAY...IN THE FINAL HOUR OF TRADING THE DOW SURRENDERED SOME 60 POINTS AND THE NASDAQ FELL INTO NEGATIVE TERRITORY.
ESS=closing dow


THE BLUE CHIPS ENDED THE DAY WITH A MODEST GAIN.
ESS=nasdaq


IT WAS JUST A MORAL VICTORY FOR TECH BACKERS, WHO SAW THE NASDAQ SINK IN THE WANING MOMENTS OF THE SESSION AFTER STAYING POSITIVE MOST OF THE DAY...THE NASDAQ CLOSING OFF .

ESS=retail rally:wal mart/home depot


THE DOW'S RALLY TRIGGERED BY SOME HEALTHY GAINS IN THE RETAIL SECTOR. WAL MART WAS HIGHER AFTER ANALYSTS PREDICTED STEADY GROWTH FOR THE DISCOUNTER. DOW COMPONENT HOME DEPOT WAS ALSO HIGHER.

ESS=stocks to watch:tyco/palm/amzn


ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST, TYCO GAINED AS ONE ANALYST PUT A BUY RATING ON THE STOCK AND THE TROUBLED COMPANY'S DEBT RATING WAS SLASHED TO JUNK STATUS. PALM JUMPED ABOUT 20 PERCENT AFTER ANNOUNCING IT WILL ROLL OUT A NEW HAND HELD DEVICE CAPABLE OF WIRELESS NETWORKING, LATER THIS SUMMER.AND AMAZON DOT COM LOST AFTER A WEEKEND REPORT FROM BARRON'S SUGGESTING THE STOCK IS OVER VALUED.

ESS=cable crisis: adelphia/cablevision/cox


CABLE STOCKS WERE DRAGGED DOWN BY ADELPHIA, WHICH IS NOW MIRED IN AN ACCOUNTING SCANDAL. THE COMPANY ADMITS IT OVER STATED BOTH IT'S SUBSCRIBER BASE AND IT'S 2001 REVENUE. THE COMPANY IS BLAMING THE ACCOUNTING FIRM OF DELOITE AND TOUCHE WHICH ADELPHIA FIRED MONDAY.

ONCAM=ED


THE ELECTRONIC TRADING SYSTEM INSTINET HAS CONFIRMED REPORTS IT'S BUYING IT'S RIVAL ISLAND ECN FOR ABOUT 500 MILLION DOLLARS IN STOCK...
AND CONSUMERS MAY YET HELP RESCUE THE ECONOMY. THE GOVERNMENT REPORTS CONSUMER BORROWING..MOSTLY VIA CREDIT CARD ROSE IN APRIL BY ABOUT 6 PERCENT.
FOR MORE HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE, CBS DOT MARKETWATCH.COM
I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH NY))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Community-Policing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC 7:52:03]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[******anchor tag*****] Help is on the way for one Roanoke neighborhood. Last night, after much pressure, Roanoke's police chief agreed to commit more officers to the old southwest neighborhood. Teresa Hamilton reports-- residents and members of a local church say additional officers are needed to bring a sense of safety to the neighborhood.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=People are ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :05]
[SUPER=01-Mike Graham/Resident; :20 quick]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gaskins/Roanoke Police Chief; :45 quick]
[SUPER=01-Lois Shrewsberry/Resident; 1:15]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Roanoke.]
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[sot 00:34:47]
[in q=Peopel are ]

((MIKE GRAHAM: PEOPLE ARE BREAKING IN, PEOPLE ARE GETTING MUGGED.)) [runs05]
[out q= are gettting mugged.]

Mike Graham lives on Marshall Avenue but is considering moving from the neighborhood. He's tried of living in a community littered with trash and vacant houses. But more than anything he's fed up with living in a neighborhood where he no longer feels safe.
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[sot 00:35:09]

((MIKE GRAHAM: IT'S HARD TO FEEL COMFORTABLE LIVING IN A HOUSE THAT'S BEEN ROBBED.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q= THAT'S BEEN ROBBED.]

Residents who live near Marshall and Day Avenues are also tired of seeing people drinking in public-- which we witnessed Monday afternoon.
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[sot]

(( NAT SOUND OF GENTLEMAN DRINKING BEER. )) [runs]
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[sot]

((JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF: WE SPEND A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF TIME IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD BUT I DON'T KNOW OF ANY SPECIFIC PROBLEMS.))
[runs=]
[out q= ]

That was police chief Joe Gaskins just moments before last night's meeting at Calvary Baptist church-- a meeting organized to give Gaskins and city leaders a better idea of what residents and church members are dealing with in old southwest. The get together was attended by more than a hundred people-- who want better lighting... code enforcement... and more importantly an increased police presence.
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[sot 00:44:36]

((LOIS SHREWSBERRY: I'M NOT ASKING FOR ANYTHING ANYBODY IN THIS CITY DOESN'T HAVE, WHAT I WANT IS TO COME AND GO IN PEACE TO BE SAFE IN OUR HOMES.)) After much pressure from the audience-- Police Chief Gaskins finally agreed to work with the neighborhood and commit more officers to the area around Marshall and Day Avenues. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))
[anchor=Kimberly]
[ss=none]

Last night's meeting was held at Calvary Baptist but was also organized by a faith based organization called "Faith Works", which is committed to improving quality of life in the Roanoke Valley.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]




[11US-Airways]


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


U-S Airways has became the second airline to file for emergency federal loans, asking for one billion dollars to avoid bankruptcy.
The loan program was approved last year following September 11th.
U-S Airways must submit a detailed restructuring plan to the Air Transportation Stabilization Board.
The airline says part of that will include a plan to reduce costs by one-point-two million dollars.
U-S Airways lost two (b) billion dollars last year, and has said it could run out of money by October without the federally backed loans.

[11Environmental-Award]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Town of Blacksburg is being honored for its commitment to the environment.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The area is being awarded "E-2" excellence status by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Officials say a team of Blacksburg employees put together an environmental policy that improves and preserves. Changes include increased recycling and using more energy efficient bulbs in traffic lights.
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[SOT 31:06:16]
[IN Q=we don't]

((KELLY MATTINGLY/BLACKSBURG PUBLIC WORKS DIR.; WE DON'T SEE THIS AS A MAJOR COST TO THE TOWN IN FACT WE ACTUALLY SEE THAT THIS COULD SAVE THE TOWN MONEY, WE'RE GOING TO REDUCE OUR ENERGY COSTS WE'RE GOING TO BE INVOLVED IN WASTE MINIMIZATION WITH RESPECT TO RECYCLING.))
[SUPER=01-Kelly Mattingly/Blacksburg Public Works Director; ]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=RESPECT TO RECYCLING.]
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[VO-NAT]

D-E-Q officials will present Blacksburg with the honor later today. The town is only one of three areas in the state achieving E-2 status.
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[McCartney]


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


Britain's wedding of the year, featuring a former Beatle and a model is happening later this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Glaslough, Ireland;]


59- year- old McCartney and model Heather Mills will exchange vows today at a castle in Ireland.
Yesterday, the couple greeted hundreds of fans and journalists outside the 17th century Castle Leslie.
The pair has revealed few details about the ceremony-- which will include a party for 300 guests.
Former President Clinton, Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton are (------------) rumored to be on the guest list.