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On News 7 at 5, a local factory is closing its doors. 374 people will lose their jobs.
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Roanoke's Police Chief says the city does NOT have a problem with gangs.
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Showers and thunderstorms continue to move through the region. They will taper off tonight and Friday looks dry at the moment.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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There is good news for local trout fishermen.
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A cable channel is reaching out for a niche audience. We'll tell you about MEOW T-V.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Plus America tells Bob Hope "Thanks for the memories." News 7 at 5 is next.

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The Intermet Corporation is closing its Radford Foundry. 374 people will lose their jobs.
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The bad news from one of Radford's largest employers came this afternoon.
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Intermet Corporation says it will shut-down its RADFORD Foundry in late September. The facility, which manufactures iron castings for the automotive industry, currently employs 374 people. It began operations in 19-66, making it the oldest shell-molding plant in the company. But, that's exactly why representatives say they have to shut it down.
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((ALAN MILLER/INTERMET CORP. V.P.: THIS PROCESS IS AN OLDER TECHNOLOGY THAT CARRIES HIGHER MATERIAL COSTS, IT CARRIES HIGHER ENERGY COSTS, SO THE DEMAND FOR THE PRODUCTS HAS BEEN MOVING TO MORE MODERN PROCESSES.))
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Miller says through the first quarter of the year, the plant recorded a pre-tax loss of one-million dollars, and as a result, has been operating at less than half of its capacity. However not ALL of the business will be lost from the close. Miller says some jobs will be transferred to the company's New River Foundry, located next door.
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The Virginia Attorney General says gang activity has increased across the Commonwealth, but according to local officials, Roanoke does NOT have a gang problem.
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore yesterday announced the creation of a task force. The group will look at establishing tougher punishments for gang involvement.
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Roanoke Police Chief Joe Gaskins says he welcomes Kilgore's help when it comes to keeping the city safe, but that he doesn't see a specific gang problem in the city.
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((JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF: I TEND TO THINK THAT WE HAVE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO COME TOGETHER IN GROUPS WHO COMMIT CRIME, BUT AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED THEY'RE CRIMINALS, WE TREAT THEM JUST AS WE DO EVERYONE ELSE, WE ARREST, INTRODUCE THEM TO THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM AND HOPE TO ERADICATE CRIME FROM OUR COMMUNITY.))
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Gaskins says he doesn't think crime should be glorified by placing it into categories.

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The parents of former P-O-W Jessica Lynch say their focus is on their daughter -- not on the circumstances of her rescue in Iraq. New allegations are that the private's rescue was overdramatized. Drew Levinson reports.
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((This is what Jessica Lynch's family WANTED to talk about...

(natsound building)


...the addition to their rural West Virginia home--an addition designed to accommodate their daughter's rehabilitation. They WANTED to thank the volunteers who made it possible.

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"JESSE IS BOTH AMAZED AND GRATEFUL FOR THE WAY PEOPLE RESPONDED TO HER CAPTURE."
But it's THAT capture and subsequent rescue of the former POW in Iraq that has created a firestorm of controversy.

(SOT GREG LYNCH/FATHER )

"WE'RE REALLY NOT SUPPOSED TO TALK ABOUT THAT SUBJECT"
On April first the Pentagon showed pictures of what it described as a daring and dangerous rescue of Lynch from a hospital in Nasiriyah. The video shows US Commandos breaking down doors and storming in with guns drawn and carrying Lynch away in the dead of night. A recent BBC report charges the Pentagon exagerated the danger...that there was no Iraqi resistance and hospital staffers tried to give commandos a key to get in. The Associated Press reports doctors were trying to turn Lynch over however those physcians admit they didn't notify the US troops.

(SOT: DEADRA LYNCH /MOTHER )

"WE'RE NOT CONCERNED WITH ANY OF THAT, WE'RE JUST FOCUSING ON JESSE'S RECOVERY AND HER WELL BEING"
Pentagon officials say the rescue was not staged. And US military officers claim they did not know the Iraqi troops had abandoned the hospital....and there was fierce fighting all around the Southern Iraqi city. Backs in west virginia her parents say Jessica is recovering well but they are not sure when she'll be ready to come home and sample their new southern comforts. Drew Levinson CBS News))

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The Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group is back in Norfolk.
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The giant aircraft carrier and several of its support vessel returned to their home port today after serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Family and friends awaited their loved ones on the pier as the ships were guided into port by tug boats. The naval group consists of about 57-hundred men and women.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The U-S-S Nassau and two other amphibious ships pulled into Hampton Roads this morning, but their homecoming was dampened by the loss of two sailors. One fell overboard last week while playing football on deck and another is missing.

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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll see how Hollywood is celebrating a milestone for an American funnyman.
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He's entertained generations and today he turns 100 years old.
Hollywood held a birthday bash for Bob Hope today.
That's where we find Mauel Gallegus with more.
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[SUPER=01-Linda Hope/Bob's Daughter;]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News;]
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((THE MILITARY TEAMED UP WITH HOLLYWOOD TO MAKE THIS A BIRTHDAY BASH TO REMEMBER. THE CITY S GIFT FOR HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY: RENAMING HOLLYWOOD AND VINEBOB HOPE SQUARE.

(SOT: Bob Hope's daughter)

He is so grateful for all of the wishes, the birthday wishes that have come from everybody and thanks them all from the bottom of his heart and thanks them for the memories.

(Courtesy: Hope Enterprises)

THE MEMORIES BEGAN BACK IN THE 1930 SWHEN BOB HOPE FIRST MADE AMERICA LAUGH.

SOT: Bob Hope with Judy Garland

Bob, why are men so crazy about sweater girls? I don't know, Judy, but that's one mystery I'd like to unravel.
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HOPE S RADIO SHOW WAS A NATIONAL FAVORITE. BUT IT WAS HIS FIRST HOLLYWOOD FILM, THE BIG BROADCAST THAT SET THE STAGE FOR HIS SENTIMENTAL THEME SONG.

SOT: Thanks for the Memories:


More than 50 movies followed...among them the famous "Road" series with his old friend Bing Crosby.
Courtesy:Universal Home Entertainment) NAT: Hope and Crosby playing Pattycake montage 19:25:31 (:09)
BUT HOPE MAY BE MOST REMEMBERED AS AN AMERICAN PATRIOT WHO NEVER FIRED A SHOT.
"Happy to be here..I don t know where the hell we are but I m happy."
WHEREVER AMERICAN TROOPS WERE SERVINGHOPE WAS THERE. FROM WORLD WAR TWO THROUGH DESERT STORM, HOPE DID INDEED BRING HOPE, BOTH ABROAD AND AT HOME.
"So I hearby proclaim this Bob Hope day throughout the world."

(STANDUP CLOSE: TO COME : Manuel Gallegus/CBS News/Hollywood,

California))

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Bob Hope performed in Lynchburg early in his career, and fifty years later, returned to help Virginia Baptist Hospital raise money for a new building.
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On September 14th, 1977, Hope appeared in a variety show at E.C. Glass High School.
The benefit raised 25- thousand dollars for the construction of a multi- purpose building at Virginia Baptist.
Hope also spent part of the day on the Ivy Hill Golf Course, where he teed up for an exhibition round at the Virginia PGA Open.
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Hope told reporters that he first played Lynchburg in 1924, when he was getting his start in vaudeville.

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Mike Tyson says he's still stigmatized by his 1992 rape trial.
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The boxer speaks about the circumstances of the trial in a Greta Van Susteren interview airing tonight on 'The Pulse' on FOX. He calls his accuser, Desiree Washington, "sick and money hungry". Although Tyson maintains his innocence he says his hatred for Washington and the stigma of being labeled a rapist makes him think twice about the crime.
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((MIKE TYSON/BOXER: It's just... she's a lying, reptilian, monstrous young lady - I just hate her guts. She put me in that state where now I really do want to rape her and her *&^% momma.))
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[OUT Q=where I really do want to rape her and her *&*^% momma.]
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Tyson was found guilty of raping Washington in an Indianapolis hotel room in 1991. He served three years for the crime.
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While many people have grown tired of the rainfall this May, one group is saying the showers have been a blessing.

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Workers with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries made their last trout stocking of the Roanoke River this morning. They say the excess rainfall has prevented over-harvesting and hunting by predators. That is good news for anglers, who are enjoying one of the most successful fishing years in recent memory.
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((GEORGE DUCKWALL/VDGIF COLD WATER HATCHERIES MANAGER; HE'S BEEN CATCHING FISH ALL SPRING LONG HE DOESN'T HAVE TO WAIT BETWEEN STOCKINGS, ONE STOCKING TO THE NEXT TO GET HIS FISH, AND IT'S JUST BEEN A SUPER SPRING.))
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Trout thrive in cool water, and the Roanoke River's water temperature is about 15-to-20 degrees colder now than in most years. Officials say that means trout fishing should be good well into July.
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While the wet weather is good for fish, it's not great for everyone.
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[VO] After this break, we'll tell you why some business owners are saying rain, rain go away.
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If you think you're sick of all the rain, consider businesses that are driven by weather.
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These days landscapers at Horticultural Services are working inside rather than outside. Employees try to stay busy by fixing equipment and straightening up the shop. Owner Ed Staley says its too wet and muddy to do much of anything on his residential and commercial jobs. He estimates the rain has put them at least two to three weeks behind schedule.
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((ED STALEY/OWNER HORTICULTURAL SERVICES INC.; ITS BEEN OUR WORST YEAR OVER THE THIRTY YEARS WITH SO MUCH RAIN WE'RE AVERAGING ABOUT TWO DAYS A WEEK WE ACTUALLY MISSED ONE FULL WEEK DUE TO RAIN WHICH THAT'S NEVER HAPPENED IN 30-YEARS.))
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V-DOT is also hoping for the sun to come out. Officials say they need to get to overgrown areas so they don't become safety issues. Crews are starting to mow in the rain to catch up with growth. V-DOT spokesman Laura Bullock says the agency was hoping to mow less this year to offset high expenses during the snow filled winter months but that it probably won't happen.
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Coming up today in Sports, the San Antonio Spurs try again to reach the championship.
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Then a little later, you may want to get your cat for this...we have proof tv is not necessarily going to the dogs.
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Wall Street settled for a mixed effort as the Dow Jones industrial average failed to extend its gains to a sixth day.
With that and news of the Nasdaq, here's Alexis Christoforous.
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THE NASDAQ WRAPPED UP 5 WINNING DAYS IN ROW.. BUT THE DOW'S RECENT RALLY HIT A BRICK WALL... THAT'S DESPITE NEWS THAT THE ECONOMY GREW AT A FASTER PACE THAN EXPECTED IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THE YEAR.
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AFTER FIVE UP DAYS.. THE DOW GAVE BACK NEARLY 82 POINTS
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WHILE THE NASDAQ CLIMBED MORE THAN 11.
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AMONG THE STANDOUTS INTEL UP ABOUT 5 PERCENT.. THE COMPUTER CHIPMAKER WILL HOLD ITS MIDQUARTER FINANCIAL UPDATE ON JUNE 5TH .
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TWO CORPORATE TITANS HAVE SETTLED AN ANTITRUST LAWSUIT. MICROSOFT HAS AGREED TO PAY AOL TIME WARNER 750 MILLION DOLLARS IN THE NETSCAPE ANTITRUST CASE. AOL Time Warner, filed a lawsuit against Microsoft in 2002 seeking antitrust damages for crushing the rival Netscape Internet browser program.
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AND THE HOUSING MARKET MAY GET ANOTHER SHOT IN THE ARM AS MORTGAGE RATES SINK TO FRESH ALL TIME LOW.
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ACCORDING TO THE MORTGAGE FIRM FREDDI MAC, THE AVERAGE RATE ON A 30 YEAR IS 5.31 PERCENT.. THE 15 YEAR WHICH IS POPULAR WITH REFINANCERS HELD STEADY AT 4.73 PERCENT.
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TRACK ALL THE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM... AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NEW YORK.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your ticker. The `Avalanche wraps up its series with Wilmington this evening at Salem Memorial. Salem is just two and a half games behind first place Winston-Salem and the Avs are healthy, especially the pitching staff.
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The Stanley Cup finals resume tonight. The Anaheim Mighty Ducks trail New Jersey one game to none after losing 3-to-0 at New Jersey on Tuesday. They'll try to draw even when they visit the Devils for Game Two this evening.
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The San Antonio Spurs have a second chance tonight to clinch a spot across from the New Jersey Nets in the N-B-A championship series.
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The Spurs and Mavericks meet for the sixth time in their Western Conference final. San Antonio takes a 3-to-2 series lead into tonight's game in Dallas. The Mavericks think Dirk Nowitzki's sprained knee will keep their leading scorer and rebounder sidelined tonight. Dallas won without him in game five. The Spurs want nothing more than to get the series over with and move on to the Nets.
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The wet weather has jumbled the high school schedule again today. The Region Three softball semifinals set for the Moyer Complex have been postponed and moved to Friday night at six, with the title game to be played Saturday at 11am.
The Region C Softball Tournament in Covington has also been moved to Friday.
As for the Region C Boys Soccer Tournament, Galax and George Wythe are underway over at Glenvar with Radford and James River to follow at 7.
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[SUPER=03-Daleville; :00]

That's it for the ticker, coming up at six, we will check in on Ashley Plantation golf pro Chip Sullivan who is working on his game in hopes of qualifying for the U.S. Open, see ya at six everybody.
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[5-Cat-Channel]


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You know how many television shows are always trying to attract a younger demographic? Well now one advertiser is going after a demographic of a different SPECIES.
Jeanne Moos (Moohs) has more on Meow T-V.
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(("it's time for Meow TV!"
A HALF HOUR PROGRAM ON THE OXYGEN CHANNEL FEATURING THINGS CATS LIKE, FROM FISH. TO SQUIRRELS.
"It's not a joke. it's for cats? the show is for cats. You want cats to sit and watch the show? absolutely."
OF COURSE THE SPONSOR, MEOW MIX, WOULDN'T MIND IF OWNERS WATCH TOO. SO THERE'S HUMOR FOR HUMANS FROM PET PERSONALS.
I'm a clean stright well groomed cat.
TO HOME VIDEOS RANGING FROM THE CAT THAT SURFS TO THE CAT THAT EATS WITH A VELCROED SPOON. AND THEN THERE'S EVERYBODY'S FAVORITE SEGMENT, CAT YOGA.
"The side leg lean, strengthens and tones the body meows"
THE SHOW IS HOSTED BY ANNABELLE GURWITCH AND HER CAT, STINKY. THOUGH STINKY IS OFTEN REPLACED BY A MORE SHOWBIZ SAVVY BODY DOUBLE, NAMED CARBON AS IN COPY. THE LAUNCH PARTY FEATURED A CAPTIVE FELINE AUDIENCE, A LITTERBOX SIGN LEADING TO THE RESTROOMS AND THE MEOW MIX MOBILE PARKED OUT FRONT.
MEOW TV ALSO FEATURES PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SPAYING.
"life is sweet, when you're not in heat"
AND CAT HAIKUS READ BY SANDRA BERNHARD.
"Litterbox is full. One of us doesn't have hands. Get what I'm saying"
BUT YOU WON'T CATCH SANDRA EMPTYING LITTERBOXES.

I'm allergic to cats
THE QUESTION IS WILL CATS WATCH?
"well there are 85 million cats in america and not one TV show out there for cats, and we're just gonna find out, aren't we?"
YES, WE ARE. WE SET UP A CAMERA IN A CAT-OWNERS APARTMENT, POPPED IN A TAPE OF THE SHOW, AND LEFT PHOEBE AND STRYKER ALONE. THEY IGNORED THE SQUIRREL ALERT. PHOEBE TURNED HER BACK ON THE FISH...WHEN THE CAT YOGA CAME ON, WE THOUGHT STRYKER WAS ABOUT TO JOIN IN BUT NO. BACK IN 1988, THE CAT DEMOGRAPHIC WAS GRIST FOR FILM COMEDY
"within 20 years they could become steady viewers. programming for cats?" ))

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