[TX-Bodies]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Authorities are vowing to find out who's responsible for leaving more than 100 illegal immigrants locked inside an abandoned trailer in South Texas.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Victoria, TX;]


18- people died of suffocation.
The victims, including children, were from Mexico and Central America.
Authorities say one of the illegal immigrants had tried to call 9-1-1, but the connection was broken before the call could be traced. No one knows how long the people had been inside the vehicle when it was found.
One of the three suspected smugglers is now in custody.
(------------)


[India-Fire]


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


A train fire in India has killed at least 35 people, catching many of the victims in their sleep.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amritsar, India;]


More than 20 others were injured.
Authorities say three passenger coaches caught fire as the Golden Temple Express was pulling out of Bombay.
Witnesses say the train was overloaded, and the exits had been blocked by luggage.
Some people had tried to hide in the bathroom to escape the fire, but suffocated.
Officials haven't determined what caused the blaze.
(------------)


[11Church-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC3:06:10]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Federal authorities are investigating a suspicious fire at a Christiansburg church.
In the meantime, some church members fear it might be linked to the recent shooting of a police officer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

The fire Tuesday morning at Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church was at the same church where funeral services will be held this weekend for Christopher Holmes, the man who shot and killed Christiansburg officer Scott Hylton. Church leaders say whether the incidents were connected or not, they're just grateful there wasn't much damage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1510-1518; 1521-1526]
[IN Q=THE DOORS]

((DAVID MOORE/SCHAEFFER MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH; THE DOORS WERE SET ABLAZE AND THEY WERE CHARRED PRETTY WELL, I GUESS ONLY REASON IT STOPPED FROM GOING INSIDE WAS THE GOOD LORD STOPPED IT 1518 1521 NOBODY SAW THE FLAMES IT WAS A GOOD THING THE WHOLE CHURCH DIDN'T GO UP IT WAS A BLESSING THE WHOLE CHURCH DIDN'T GO UP 1526))
[SUPER=01-David Moore/Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=DIDN'T GO UP]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The fire was out when officials arrived at the church.
(------------)



[11AFC]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-18 TC40:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A decision to cut funding to the Alliance for Families and Children in Lynchburg goes far beyond what money the city was putting into the non-profit group.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That from Alliance leaders who are lashing out at city council's decision not to give the agency 44-thousand dollars for child care and substance abuse programs.
Alliance director Joan Foster, who also is a member of city council, says the loss could easily double.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:35:55]
[IN Q=It not only]

((JOAN FOSTER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT NOT ONLY MAY IMPACT FUTURE GRANTS, IT IMPACTS PRESENT EMPLOYEES, AND THE SERVICES THAT WE'RE ABLE TO OFFER THE COMMUNITY. SO IT'S A GREAT IMPACT, IT ISN'T JUST A 44-THOUSAND DOLLAR IMPACT.))
[SUPER=01-Joan Foster/Lynchburg Council Member]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=44-thousand dollar impact.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Foster could not vote on the funding question and it failed when councilmen Julian Adams and Robert Garber voted against it.
(------------)



[AM-Crimeline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC 19:44]
[GRAPHIC=none]


You could call it "Roanoke's Most Wanted."
Law enforcement in the Roanoke Valley is teaming up with public access T-V to catch suspected criminals and it's already working.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Three weeks ago, Roanoke Valley Television began airing information about wanted persons from Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and the town of Vinton.
The T-V screen shows among other things, the person's face, their name, and the crime they are wanted for.
Viewers who have information are then provided with a crimeline number to call.
Viewer tips have already led to two arrests, and two other suspects have turned themselves in after seeing their picture on tv.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:02:09; 12:06:49]
[IN Q=At one case]

((ELAINE SIMPSON/RVTV DIRECTOR: AT ONE CASE A FRIEND OF THE PERSON THAT WAS WANTED TOLD THIS INDIVIDUAL THAT THEY HAD SEEN HIS PICTURE AND WHEN HE SAW IT FOR HIMSELF HE TURNED HIMSELF IN.)) ((TRISH HURLEY/ROANOKE CO. POLICE OFFICER: SOME OF OUR CASES ARE JUST OLDER CASES THAT HAD BEEN FORGOTTEN ABOUT, STUCK IN A DRAWER, THE WARRANTS WERE THERE AND NO ONE'S REALLY BEEN ABLE TO WORK THEM ANYMORE, THEY WERE LOST.))
[SUPER=01-Elaine Simpson/RVTV Director; :00]
[SUPER=01-Trish Hurley/Roanoke Co. Police Officer; :11]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=they were lost]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Right now, the most wanted pictures are being shown during the message board segment.
That typically airs when there is no regular programming on the tube.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


Because this program is associated with crimeline, viewers who call with information ,which eventually leads to an arrest, could be eligible for an award up to a thousand dollars.


[6-National-Guard]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC1:10:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The 229th is returning to their families earlier than expected.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 27;]

The Army National Guard Chemical Company will return to its Roanoke quarters in one week, less than three months after leaving for Fort Lee. The unit will remain on active service through June 7th, but the convoy home is due to arrive here next Wednesday.
(------------)



[AM-University-Diversity]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-09 1:36:35]
[GRAPHIC=University Diversity #4302]

A minority program at Virginia Tech may soon have to change its image.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Virginia Tech professor Randy Grayson started the Minority Academic Opportunities Program in 1993, to give minority students support on top of scholarships.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 24:03]
[IN Q=WE HAVE A SLOGAN]

((RANDY GRAYSON/FOUNDER OF MAOP: WE HAVE A SLOGAN AND THAT IS MAOP IS FAMILY, AND WE'RE HERE TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER IN OUR VICTORIES AS WELL AS OUR TEMPORARY DEFEATS BECAUSE WE DO NOT HAVE TOTAL DEFEAT.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Grayson, PhD/Founder of MAOP;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=TOTAL DEFEAT]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

But, with Affirmative Action now under higher scrutiny, Grayson says the MAOP (MAY-opp) program may not be in compliance with state guidelines.
(+++++++)
[University Diversity Promo FS #4391]

We'll learn more about its future as we look at University Diversity tonight on News 7 at 6.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Home prices soared in the first quarter. And, Dell is expected to release its earnings report today.
Alexis Christoforous has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((NEW EVIDENCE THAT THE HOUSING MARKET REMAINS STRONG. ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS, HOME PRICES SOARED DOUBLE DIGITS IN 31 MARKETS ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN THE FIRST QUARTER.

(gr)

THE NATIONAL MEDIAN HOME PRICE ROSE 7 PERCENT TO JUST OVER 161-THOUSAND DOLLARS.. THE STEEPEST GAINS WERE SEEN IN THE NORTHEAST. BUT THE N-A-R IS PREDICTING SLOWER GROWTH IN THE HOUSING MARKET LATER THIS YEAR..

(gr)

DELL COMPUTER IS A STOCK TO WATCH TODAY.. THE PC MAKER IS EXPECTED TO SHOW AT LEAST 35 PERCENT sales growth as well as a jump in earnings when it reports on its RESULTS AFTER THE CLOSING BELL.

(oc)

DELL IS EXPECTED TO HAVE SOLD MORE personal computers than any competitor.
ACCOUNTING PRACTICES AT A MAJOR COMPUTER MAKER ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION.

(gr)

THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAS LAUNCHED A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO GATEWAY'S ACCOUNTING..THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION HAS ALREADY LAUNCHED A SIMILAR PROBE.

(oc)

ON WALL STREET..INVESTORS WILL TRY TO SNAP A TWO DAY LOSING STREAK.

(gr)

THE DOW GAVE BACK 31 POINTS

(gr)

WHILE THE NASDAQ SHED LESS THAN 5.

(oc)

A STANDOUT PERFORMER WAS THE BIOTECH COMPANY MILLENNIUM PHARMACEUTICALS -

(gr)

IT SOARED 16 PERCENT AFTER WINNING FDA APPROVAL FOR A NEW CANCER THERAPY CALLED VELCADE. IT'S THE FIRST TREATMENT IN MORE THAN A DECADE TO BE APPROVED FOR PATIENTS WITH A CANCER OF THE BLOOD CALLED MULTIPLE MYELOMA .

(oc)

TRACK ALL THE PREMARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[North-Korea]


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


President Bush and the new leader of South Korea say they won't tolerate nuclear weapons in the North.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The two leaders met at the White House yesterday, saying that North Korea's attempts to escalate the situation will only isolate the country further.
Bush is also inviting other nations to help diffuse the standoff over North Korea's nuclear ambitions.
North Korea acknowledged last year that it's re- started its nuclear weapons program, a violation of a 19-94 treaty.
(------------)


[Middle-East]


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


The Israeli military launches one of its largest operations in months.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gaza Strip;]


Reports say around 70 armored vehicles rolled into the Gaza Strip early this morning.
Witnesses say soldiers destroyed one house and surrounded at least 10 others, ordering the residents to leave.
A 12- year- old Palestinian boy was killed, and several others were wounded in the raid.
Military sources say the goal of the operation is to stop militants from attacking Israel.

(------------)[11Mills]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC04:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Former Public Radio station manager Steve Mills has lost his court appeal.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

Mills was fired from W-V-T-F three years ago- -after canceling broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera and then referring to listeners who objected as "Opera Nazi's." The federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Virginia Tech retaliated against Mills for his remarks, violating Mills' First Amendment rights.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

However, the three judges concluded Tech is entitled to immunity, as a state agency and upheld Judge Sam Wilson's ruling last year that dismissed the case before trial.

[11Parkway-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC3:13:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Roanoke girl severely injured in a fall is making what relatives call a miraculous recovery.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :18]

Tessa Milliner suffered head injuries after slipping more than
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Sunday;]

30-feet down an embankment along the Roanoke River Sunday. Earlier this week the nine year old's family quoted doctors as saying her chances of healing were slim to none. Her aunt says Tessa is still in critical condition but is now responding to stimuli.
(///// SOT AT :18 /////)
[SOT 16:54:15-16:54:30]
[IN Q=They say she's got a long recovery...]

((REBECCA MILLER/AUNT: THEY SAY SHE'S GOT A LONG RECOVERY AHEAD OF HER, SHE'S GONNA HAVE TO STRUGGLE 'CAUSE IT IS GONNA AFFECT HER SPEECH AND MOBILITY. BUT SHE'S DOING REAL WELL. WE'RE SHOCKED AND PLEASED ALL AT THE SAME TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Miller/Aunt;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=all at the same time.]
(------------)

[VO NAT :05] The nine year old's being treated at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

A fund for donations to the family has been set up at the NBC Bank branch on Williamson Road.

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]




[11School-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC1:45:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke City School officials say they stand by the numbers, after the leader of a parent teacher group questioned the accuracy of statistics on school violence.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The prospect of losing a resource officer at each of the city's high schools prompted more parents to speak out at Tuesday's School Board meeting.
Alice Hincker, the president of the Patrick Henry PTSA, compared suspension reports and police records with information the school system reported to the state, and she says the numbers do not match.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:02]
[IN Q=I can tell with some of the aggregated]

((ALICE HINCKER/PATRICK HENRY HIGH SCHOOL PARENT: I CAN TELL WITH SOME OF THE AGGREGATED DATA FOR EXAMPLE THAT IT'S NOT CORRECT BECAUSE PATRICK HENRY'S NUMBERS ALONE ARE LARGER THAN WHAT'S REPORTED FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL DIVISION.))
[SUPER=01-Alice Hincker/Patrick Henry High School Parent;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=reported for the entire school division.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But Annie Harman, Roanoke's Executive for Student Services, says she has reviewed the data and remains confident the information provided to the state is accurate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:02]
[IN Q=So we want people to know]

((ANNIE HARMAN/EXECUTIVE FOR STUDENT SERVICES: WE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW. I DON'T THINK ANYBODY CAN ACCUSE ME OF NOT WANTING TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT AN INCIDENT. ))
[SUPER=01-Annie Harman/Executive for Student Services;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=tell the truth about an incident.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


School Superintendent Wayne Harris and Police Chief Joe Gaskins are now discussing school security and the future role of the resource officers.
Harris plans to bring a recommendation back to the school board next month.

[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Stocks closed lower for the second straight day. And, retail sales fell in April.
Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :53]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case]


((INVESTORS TURNED SKITTISH IN RESPONSE TO A WEAK RETAIL SALES REPORT WEDNESDAY.


THE DOW LOST 31 POINTS ON THE DAY.
AND THE NASDAQ GAVE UP FOUR.


RETAIL SALES FELL IN APRIL, LED BY THE BIGGEST ONE-MONTH DROP IN GASOLINE SALES IN MORE THAN A YEAR.
THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SAID RETAIL SALES FELL ONE-TENTH OF A PERCENT FOLLOWING A REVISED TWO-POINT-THREE PERCENT GAIN IN MARCH.
EXCLUDING AUTOMOBILES, SALES FELL NINE-TENTHS OF A PERCENT.


HOME SALES REACHED A RECORD SIX-POINT-SIX-EIGHT MILLION IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR.
MEDIAN SALES PRICES FOR EXISTING FAMILY HOMES HIT 161-THOUSAND-FIVE-HUDRED DOLLARS, UP SEVEN PERCENT FROM THE YEAR BEFORE.
TIGHT SUPPLIES OF AVAILABLE HOUSING AND LOW MORTGAGE RATES ARE KEEPING SALES HUMMING.


GATEWAY SHARES WERE DOWN SLIGHTLY ON NEWS THAT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING INTO ITS ACCOUNTING PRACTICES.
THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING THE PERSONAL COMPUTER MAKER'S ACCOUNTING FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS.
LAST MONTH, THE COMPANY ADMITTED IT HAD OVER REPORTED SOME SALES FIGURES RELATED TO BUNDLED AOL INTERNET SERVICES IN 2000 AND 2001.


WITH THE BIZ BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))

[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [COMM]


[Hollywood-Minute]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


"The Matrix: Reloaded" is now open in theatres.
Hannible Lecter may get another shot at the silver screen. And, an original Saturday Night Live cast member gets back to his roots. Brooke Anderson has those stories in our Hollywood Minute.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=With the Hollywood minute]
[SUPER=04-"The Matrix: Reloaded" - Warner Brothers; :06]
[SUPER=04-"Red Dragon" - Universal Pictures; :41]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=I'm Brooke Anderson.]





((WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE...I'M BROOKE ANDERSON.
MATRIX FANSTHE TIME HAS COME! AFTER A FOUR YEAR WAIT, THE SEQUEL, "THE MATRIX RELOADED" HAS MADE IT'S BIG DEBUT IN THEATERS. HERE'S A SAMPLE OF KEANU AND CREW IN ACTION.

(SOT)


"THE MATRIX RELOADED" IS NOW OPEN IN THREE THOUSAND THEATERS AND EXPANDS TO MORE THAN 8 THOUSAND SCREENS THURSDAY NIGHT. THAT'S THE BIGGEST U.S. RELEASE EVER!

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NOW ALL OF YOU HANNIBAL LECTOR FANS ARE REALLY GONNA EAT THIS UP! E-ONLINE REPORTS THAT A MOVIE-FOLLOWING THE EARLY YEAR'S OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE CANNIBAL-MIGHT SOON BE IN THE WORKS.
THE NEWS WAS ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL.
THE AUTHOR OF "THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS" IS REPORTEDLY IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING THE FILM'S PLOT. NO WORD YET ON WHO'LL PLAY THE YOUNG HANNIBALBUT DON'T EXPECT TO SEE ANTHONY HOPKINS IN THIS ONE.

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AND AN ORIGINAL SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE CAST MEMBER WILL RETURN TO THE SHOW THIS WEEKEND.
THAT'S RIGHT --DAN AYKROYD WILL BE BACK TO HOST FOR THE SEASON FINALE.
AYKROYD SPENT FIVE YEARS ON SNL, STARTING IN 1975, MAKING A NAME FOR HIMSELF...ALSO DOING IMPRESSIONS OF PRESIDENTS NIXON AND CARTER. BEYONCE KNOWLES WILL BE THIS WEEK'S MUSICAL GUEST.
WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE..I'M BA. ))

(Tape tosses to Bump)


[BUMP]

[COMM][S5-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-140 13639tc]
[GRAPHIC=ACC BIG EAST]


In sports, A cloud of uncertainity is hanging over Virginia Tech. The Hokies are uptight not knowing what their athletic future holds for them. Right now they are simply doing what they can to keep from losing everything they've built up in the past decade.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Football Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Virginia Tech Women's Basketball Coach; :16]
[RUNS=:42]
[OUT Q=...this weekend."]
(------------)
[TALENT=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=ACC/BIG EAST]

This weekend marks the start of the Big East meetings in Ponte Vedra, Florida.