[11Bedford-Aircraft]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC19:51]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Police are trying to figure out why a small aircraft hit powerlines and crashed in Bedford County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


It happened early yesterday afternoon at the Scotts Strawberry Farm on Joppa Mill Road.
That's near Staunton River High School.
Authorities say the ultralight aircraft went down in a field shortly before five o-clock after hitting some power lines.
One person was taken to the hospital by Lifeguard 10.
Witnesses say the victim was complaining of chest pains and may have had a broken shoulder.
There's no word on his condition.
(------------)



[1181-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=503-00 13:15]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Fatal Accident]


State troopers are trying to figure out what a woman was doing on Interstate 81 Sunday night. She was struck and killed by a tractor trailer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :10]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Officials say the unidentified woman was standing in a northbound lane of Interstate 81 near Buchanan when she was hit. The accident happened shortly before midnight.
(///// SOT at :10 /////)
[SOT 7:27-7:42]
[IN Q=We know she was struck by...]

((SGT. MIKE HONAKER/STATE POLICE: WE KNOW SHE WAS STRUCK BY A TRACTOR TRAILER. THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE STOPPED. SHE WAS ACTUALLY STRUCK BY THE BACK PORTION OF THE TRUCK AS OPPOSED TO RUNNING IN FRONT OF THE VEHICLE.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Mike Honaker/State Police;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=as opposed to running in front of the vehicle.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The truck driver stopped after the accident. He does not face charges.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[Graphic=Hold]

State Police originally thought they'd identified the victim but now say their information was inaccurate. All they know is that she appears to have been in her twenties.

[Iraq]


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


An American soldiers has been shot and killed in Iraq.
A military spokesman is offering few details.
The shooting happened in an area controlled by the Army's Fourth Infantry Division.
[SS=After Saddam]


In other developments, U-N inspectors have found no evidence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
That's according to a new report.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Baghdad, Iraq;]


But chief inspector Hans Blix says they had many leads to pursue when the searches were called off just before the U-S led invasion in Iraq.
That as U-S soldiers guard a site near Baghdad, suspected of containing chemical weapons dumped and buried just before the war began.
(------------)


[Bush]


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


President Bush is in Egypt today, pitching his peace proposal to several Arab leaders.
He's looking to gain some momentum before tomorrow's summit with both Palestinian and Israeli leaders.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt;]


Bush is steering the leaders to publicly place their support behind the new Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud (MAHK-mood) Abbas, which they are expected to do.
It's a move that could permanently sideline controversial leader Yasser Arafat.
But the Bush administration says that's not the motivating factor.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The goal of this]

((AHMED MAHER/EGYPTIAN FOREIGN MINISTER:THE GOAL OF THIS MEETING IS TO PROMOTE THE CAUSE OF PEACE AND THE CAUSE OF COMPREHENSIVE PEACE IN THE WHOLE REGION. ))
[SUPER=01-Ahmed Maher/Egyptian Foreign Minister;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=in the whole region.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]


But the peace talks didn't stop the violence in the West Bank yesterday.
Palestinians threw stones at Israeli soldiers, who were trying to enforce a military curfew.
(------------)



[AM-Virgilina-Elementary]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC 29:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some Halifax County residents are doing what they can to keep Virgilina Elementary School open. They're not satisfied with the school board's recent decision to close the school.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./January 2002]


Since the vote, opponents have gathered nearly 700 signatures and last night they took that petition to county leaders.
They're asking the Board of Supervisors to pass a resolution urging the school board to keep Virgilina open.
They also want the board to restrict or eliminate county tax dollars and loan obligations to capital programs that encourage the closing of community schools like Virgilina.
Opponents feel they have a good chance because over a year ago the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution in support of keeping Virgilina open.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIM]
[SS=none]


Supervisors did not take any action last night because two members were not present.
They could take up the issue at the next week's meeting.


[11Resource-Officers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-18 TC1:10:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke city school officials recently decided to keep three resource officers in each of the city's high schools.

One parent who has been critical of the school system applauds the move, but says she still has concerns about school safety.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Board members made the decision at a Saturday workshop, voting to keep the third resource officer at Patrick Henry and William Fleming High schools.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday, School Board Chairman Gloria Manns and Superintendent Wayne Harris said they wanted to reassure parents, while continuing to re-examine the officers' role and responsibilities.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They play a vital role]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THEY PLAY A VITAL ROLE ON OUR CAMPUSES. WE DO NOT WANT TO PLAY THAT DOWN. THEY PLAY A VITAL ROLE, AN IMPORTANT ROLE, AND WE SUPPORT THE CONTINUATION OF RESOURCE OFFICERS, BUT WE DO NEED TO RE-EXAMINE THEM.)) ((ALICE HINCKER/PATRICK HENRY PARENT: THEY 'VE BEEN REDEFINING THOSE ROLES WITHOUT INPUT FROM PARENTS OR STUDENTS OR TEACHERS, OR THE COMMUNITY. AND WITH A SCHOOL BOARD THAT HAS PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AS A PRIORITY, I'M KIND OF SURPRISED THEY'RE NOT ASKING FOR INPUT FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alice Hincker/Patrick Henry Parent; :13]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=other parts of the community.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


School officials say they haven't decided what will happen at the end of the next school year.
Harris did raise the possibility of a city-wide study to gauge public opinion on a number of issues including school safety.
(------------)



[6Directv]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC31:06]
[GRAPHIC=Satellite TV]


Direct-TV customers will now be able to receive their local channels.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC1:16:36]

Direct-TV says the service begins today and will be available for customers in the Roanoke television market. Not getting local channels was the biggest complaint from satellite subscribers. Retailers now expect dish sales to steadily increase and say new deals will increase competition among satellite providers.
(------------)



[11Wine-Sales]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC07:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia wine-makers are toasting a new law that was signed by Governor Mark Warner.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Glen Allen]


Starting July First, Wineries will be allowed to ship up to two cases a month to customers who reside in some states, and Virginians will be able to order wines from sellers in those states.
Some wineries are already getting orders.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's about the]

((ANN KIERNAN/JAMES RIVER CELLARS; IT'S ABOUT THE CONSUMER. IT'S A CONSUMER ORIENTED BUSINESS AND IF THEY'RE HAPPY, THAT GENERATES HAPPINESS, MORE KNOWLEDGE OF THE INDUSTRY, MORE INTEREST IN PURCHASING OUR PRODUCT.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Kiernan/James River Cellars; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=pruchasing our product.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Virginia had few wineries when the inter-state sales were banned in 1933.
Now it is a growing industry. The Commonwealth is home to 80 wineries.
The new law also applies to beer.
(------------)



[11Media-Owners]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC1:55:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In business news, It might not be long before the Federal Communications Commission's decision to ease limits on media ownership affects the Roanoke market.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :10]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Virginia Tech Professor Matt McAllister believes the area will see some effects in terms of who owns radio, television and newspapers in our region.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:39:39]
[IN Q=I THINK]

((MATTHEW MCALLISTER/VT ASSOC. PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATIONS; I THINK THAT TELEVISION AND RADIO STATIONS MAY BE PRIME VEHICLES TO BE BOUGHT UP BY LARGER ORGANIZATIONS OR AGAIN ORGANIZATIONS THAT ALREADY OWN MEDIA IN THE AREA MAY LOOK TO EXPAND IN OTHER MARKETS ROANOKE MAY FIND THEMSELVES CONNECTED TO OTHER MEDIA MARKETS LATER IN THE GAME.))
[SUPER=01-Matthew McAllister/VT Assoc. Professor of Communications;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=IN THE GAME]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

McAllister says the concern is that local news will become more regional and national as large media companies are permitted to buy more properties.
(------------)





[Marketwatch]


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


I-B-M is under an S-E-C investigation.
Alexis Christoforous has that story 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.]

((IBM TOPS OUR STOCKS TO WATCH LIST TODAY... AFTER THE CLOSING BELL,

(GR)

BIG BLUE SAID IT IS BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION. IBM SAYS THE PROBE CENTERS ON THE WAY IT ACCOUNTED FOR REVENUE IN 2000 AND 2001.

(OC)

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE OIL PATCH.. Crude oil JUMPED ABOVE $30 a barrel for the first time since April. Low inventories of gasoline and other refined fuels may spur oil demand by U.S. refineries.
(GR)

media stocks may continue to get a boost from the f-c-c's decision monday to relax media ownership rules.. letting behemoths like news corp, aol time warner and viacom buy more local tv and radio stations and newspapers in the same town.

(OC)

THE BLUE CHIP AVERAGE WILL TRY TO MAKE ANOTHER RUN AT DOW 9-THOUSAND. THE INDEX TOUCHED THE 9K LEVEL YESTERDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE DECEMBER.... BUT A LATE DAY RETREAT LEFT US WITH A MIXED MARKET...

(GR)

THE DOW ENDED WITH A GAIN OF 47 POINTS

(GR)

THE NASDAQ DID AN ABOUT FACE AND FINISHED DOWN 5...

(GR)

Cisco systems rallied after the networking giant won a contract to sell business-communication networking gear to BellSouth - the third-largest U.S. local- telephone
and biotechs may continue their recent runup after companies including imclone and genentech said clinical trials found their anti cancer drugs are effective.

(GR)

TRACK ALL THE PREMARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM AT THE NASDAQ

(GR)

I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Terrorism]


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


An appeals panel in Richmond will hear arguments today on whether terrorism defendants have the same rights as other defendants.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Terror suspect Zacarias Moussaoui wants to question a witness who, he says, could exonerate him.
But the government doesn't want to allow the questioning, because officials say the witness is a senior al-Qaida leader.
Moussaoui remains the only U-S defendant charged as a conspirator with the 9-11 hijackers.
(------------)


[Rudolph]


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


Accused serial bomber Eric Rudolph is locked up and awaiting trial in Birmingham, Alabama.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Birmingham, AL;]


Rudolph is accused of killing an off- duty police officer during the bombing of an abortion clinic in 19-98.
He's scheduled to enter a plea today.
After standing trial in Alabama, Rudolph will go to Georgia, where he's suspected in three bombings, including the deadly blast during the 19-96 Summer Olympics.
That attack killed one person and injured more than 100.
(------------)


[11Williams]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC1:38:38]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A Roanoke man now faces a murder charge for a deadly stabbing outside a city bar.
34-year old Michael Keith Williams of Crown Point Road is charged in the April 5 incident at the Allsports Cafe.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 5]


Police say Williams and Jonathan Freel of Salem got into an argument outside the bar.
Freel was stabbed and died at the scene.
(------------)



[11Orange-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Two people from Christiansburg face charges in another case-- the fatal shooting of a Roanoke man last winter.
The city grand jury indicted 23-year-old William Henry Brown and 20-year-old Candace Marie Davis in the death of Antwone Lamont Preston.
Brown was charged with murder; Davis, with being an accessory.
Preston was riding in a car on Orange Avenue last January, when he was hit by gunfire from another vehicle that pulled alongside.
Police are not saying what might have led to the shooting.

[11B'Burg-Sewer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC 1:14:02]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Blacksburg officials say they expect criticism over plans to improve the town's sewer system.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The system is now nearing capacity and officials say in order to prevent overflow, the town has a few options. It could upgrade the current system or build a new system to include service in the Tom's Creek area. A third option would include building more treatment sites, but that could take more time. Officials say whichever plan they choose, they hope to reduce the amount of disruption to traffic and the environment.
A public hearing is scheduled for June 24th.
(------------)



(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[11Tech-Visitor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC1:19:06]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]

Virginia Tech's board of visitors may soon be changing the rules on how it makes important decisions.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The board is now considering a resolution that says its members and the public must be notified at least ten days BEFORE a resolution can be passed. The proposal is a response to the board's March 10th meeting when members made a surprise move to eliminate the university's affirmative action policy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1042]
[IN Q=I THINK]

((RODMAN LAYMAN: I THINK THE REAL EFFORT HERE IS SORT OF THE SPIRIT OF THE THING TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT WE WANT THEM TO BE INFORMED WHENEVER POSSIBLE AND THAT WE WANT TO KEEP EACH OTHER INFORMED.))
[SUPER=01-Rodman Layman/VT Committee on Bylaws Revisions;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=EACH OTHER INFORMED]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Bruce Smith]

In a surprise announcement, the board announced the resignation of Bruce Smith, citing scheduling conflicts. Smith was appointed to the board last July. He has attended one of six meetings.


[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwa]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC1:37:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke City Council rolled out the welcome mat yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Board members officially welcomed Wilhemina Boyd to Roanoke yesterday afternoon.
As the city's new director of civic facilities, Boyd is responsible for managing the Civic Center and Victory Stadium.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 02:37:29 - 02:37:37]
[IN Q=I am so happy]

((WILHEMINA BOYD/DIRECTOR OF CIVIC FACILITIES: I AM SO HAPPY TO BE IN ROANOKE. IT'S JUST A BEAUTIFUL CITY. IT LOOKS LIKE GOD CAME HERE AND STAYED.))
[SUPER=01-Wilhemina Boyd/Director of Civic Facilities]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=came here and stayed.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Boyd comes to Roanoke from Dallas, Texas, where she oversaw projects such as the 125- MILLION dollar renovation of the Dallas Convention Center.
(------------)



[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, I-B-M is under the Securities and Exchange Commission microscope. Big Blue announced the investigation yesterday. The S-E-C is looking into customer revenue recongitition for 2000 and 2001. In other news, John Lisk takes a look at yesterday's closing numbers in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Lisk/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=I'm John Lisk]


((STOCKS CLOSED MIXED MONDAY AS INVESTORS CHOSE TO CASH IN ON THE RECENT RALLY AND TAKE PROFITS.
THE DOW GAINED 47 POINTS ON THE DAY.
WHILE THE NASDAQ WAS DOWN FIVE.
MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY DECLINED FOR A THIRD STRAIGHT MONTH IN MAY, ACCORDING TO THE NATION'S PURCHASING MANAGERS.
NONETHELESS, IT WAS STRONGER THAN ECONOMISTS HAD EXPECTED AND , RAISED SOME WALL STREET HOPES FOR A BROADER ECONOMIC RECOVERY.
THE INSTITUTE FOR SUPPLY MANAGEMENT SAID ITS INDEX OF MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY ROSE TO 49-POINT-FOUR FROM 45-PINT-FOUR IN APRIL.
ANY NUMBER BELOW 50 INDICATES CONTRACTION IN THE SECTOR.
IN AN ONGOING ATTEMPT TO SPUR SALES, APPLE COMPUTER HAS CUT THE PRICES OF TWO OF ITS NOTEBOOK-STYLE PERSONAL COMPUTERS.

APPLE LOWERED THE PRICE OF ITS 12-INCH POWERBOOK BY 200 DOLLARS TO 15HUNDRED-99 DOLLARS, AND WILL START PRICING ITS 15-INCH MODEL AT 19-99, OR ABOUT 300 DOLLARS LESS THAT ITS PREVIOUS PRICE. APPLE DID NOT LOWER THE PRICE OF ITS 17-INCH POWERBOOK.
TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY NORM MINETA HAS ASKED CONGRESS TO CHANGE AIRLINE OWNERSHIP RESTRICTIONS.
HE WANTS THE LIMIT ON FOREIGN OWNERSHIP OF U-S FLAG CARRIERS RAISED TO 49-PERCENT.
IT'S CURRENTLY 25-PERCENT.
MINETA THINKS RELAXING THE OWNERSHIP RULES WOULD GIVE STRUGGLING U-S AIRLINES ACCESSES TO BADLY NEEDED CAPITAL.
TAG-WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M JOHN LISK.))



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

[3-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's what's making news today.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


A small plane crashes in Bedford County, injuring one person.
It happened yesterday afternoon at the Scotts Strawberry Farm near Staunton River High School.
Authorities say the aircraft went down in the field shortly after hitting some power lines.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Her identity remains a mystery.
State police have not yet released the name of the woman who was struck and killed by a tractor trailer on Interstate 81 Sunday night.
Authorities said the original I-D they had for her was NOT accurate.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-Near Baghdad, Iraq;]


A new report says U-N weapons inspectors have found no proof that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
But chief inspector Hans Blix says they had many leads to pursue when the searches were called off just before the war began.
(----------------)





[3-Rudolph]


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


Accused serial bomber Eric Rudolph is locked up and awaiting trial in Birmingham, Alabama.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Birmingham, AL;]


Rudolph is accused of killing an off- duty police officer during the bombing of an abortion clinic in 19-98.
He's scheduled to enter a plea today.
After standing trial in Alabama, Rudolph will go to Georgia, where he's suspected in three bombings, including the deadly blast during the 19-96 Summer Olympics.
That attack killed one person and injured more than 100.
(------------)


[3-Terrorism]


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


An appeals panel in Richmond will hear arguments today on whether terrorism defendants have the same rights as other defendants.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Terror suspect Zacarias Moussaoui wants to question a witness who, he says, could exonerate him.
But the government doesn't want to allow the questioning, because officials say the witness is a senior al-Qaida leader.
Moussaoui remains the only U-S defendant charged as a conspirator with the 9-11 hijackers.
(------------)


[2-11B'Burg-Sewer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC 1:14:02]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Blacksburg officials say they expect criticism over plans to improve the town's sewer system.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The system is now nearing capacity and officials say in order to prevent overflow, the town has a few options. It could upgrade the current system or build a new system to include service in the Tom's Creek area. A third option would include building more treatment sites, but that could take more time. Officials say whichever plan they choose, they hope to reduce the amount of disruption to traffic and the environment.
A public hearing is scheduled for June 24th.
(------------)



[Hollywood-Minute]


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


Singer Scott Weiland is going back to rehab. And Bryant Gumble will host a new T-V show. Cheryl Castro has more in today's Hollywood Minute.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/Monday; :05]
[SUPER=04-"American Junior" - Fox; :36]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :53]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=I'm Cheryl Castro]

((WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE...I'M CHERYL CASTRO. THE FORMER FRONTMAN FOR THE BAND 'STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' IS HEADING BACK TO REHAB. SCOTT WEILAND (WHY-LAND) PLEADED NOT GUILTY ON MONDAY TO POSSESSING HEROIN AND COCAINE ...BUT THE SINGER DID SAY HE'LL ONCE AGAIN ENTER REHAB TO KICK HIS HABIT. WEILAND WAS ARRESTED ON MAY 17TH...AND REMAINS FREE ON 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS BAIL. BACK IN '95...COPS LOCKED WEILAND UP FOR POSSESSION OF COCAINE AND HEROIN...WHICH LANDED HIM IN REHAB FOR THE FIRST OF MANY TIMES. HE'S DUE BACK IN COURT JULY 11TH.
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IN T-V NEWS, AMERICAN IDOL HOST RYAN SEACREST HAS SIGNED ON TO HOST "AMERICAN JUNIORS." JUNIORS IS THE KIDDIE VERSION OF THE TALENT CONTEST 'AMERICAN IDOL. IT PREMIERES TONIGHT ON FOX. NO WORD YET ON WHO'LL BE JUDGING THE CONPETITION, BUT THE KIDS ARE GETTING A BIT OF A BREAK: SIMON COWELL IS NOT EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE.
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AND BRYANT GUMBEL IS COMING BACK TO T-V. BUT THE FORMER "TODAY", AND "EARLY SHOW" HOST WON'T BE RETURNING TO THE MORNING HOURS. THIS TIME GUMBEL WILL HOST A P-B-S SHOW CALLED "FLASHPOINTS USA." THE SERIES WILL EXAMINE HOW THE COUNTRY BALANCES EFFORTS TO INCREASE HOMELAND SECURITY WITH FREEDOMS OF EXPRESSION. WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE..I'M CHERYL CASTRO. )) IT WILL AIR FOUR TIMES A YEAR.