[AM-C'Burg-Spill]

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Haz-Mat crews were called to clean up a chemical spill in Christiansburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


A truck loaded with calcium chloride overturned just before 11:00 last night.
The accident happened near the intersection of Peppers Ferry and Jenelle Roads.
At least one person was taken to the hospital. There's no word on the severity of that person's injuries.
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[National-Guard]


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A Roanoke-based National Guard infantry unit heads out tomorrow for active duty in support of Operation Noble Eagle.


It's the country's Homeland Security response to the 9-11 attacks. But before they go, a ceremony later today will honor the men and women who expect to be away from their homes for a year. They're members of Company C, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry.
They'll train at Fort Dix, New Jersey before beginning their mission.



[Abortion-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
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Today the House is expected to pass a bill banning a controversial procedure that abortion opponents call "partial birth" abortion.
After differences with the Senate's version are worked out, it's expected to go to President Bush, who is ready to sign it into law.
Abortion rights groups say they'll challenge the measure in court.
It would become the first federal law to limit an abortion procedure since the 19-73 Supreme Court decision legaliz

ing it.[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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President Bush is on the road again, pushing his "road map" to peace in the Middle East.
Today he's in Jordan, where a summit is about to get under way with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt;]


For his part, Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud (MAHK- mood) Abbas is promising new steps to reign in suicide bombers-- a point President Bush spoke directly to at yesterday's meetings in Egypt.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You sir, have a responsibility]

((PRESIDENT BUSH: YOU SIR HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY. WE MUST NOT ALLOW A FEW PEOPLE. A FEW KILLERS TO DESTROY THE DREAMS AND HOPES OF THE MANY. ISRAEL HAS GOT RESPONSIBILITIES. ISRAEL MUST DEAL WITH THE SETTLEMENTS.))
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=deal with the settlements.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, Israeli leader Ariel Sharon says his country will dismantle some of the Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories.
But the last time that was attempted, there was more fighting.
(------------)



[11Warner-SOLs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC 29:38]
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Thousands of Virginia high schools students are having trouble passing their SOL tests.
Now the state is stepping in to help those struggling students so they can graduate.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Yesterday, Governor Mark Warner announced a series of pilot programs called "Project Graduation."
The program offers summer school and online courses to students who need extra help to pass the Standards of Learning exams.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:55:37]
[IN Q=we've seen in other states]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE'VE SEEN IN OTHER STATES, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT HAVEN'T DONE THIS KIND OF PRELIMINARY WORK AND PREPARING WORK, A GRADUATION CRISIS IN CERTAIN STATES WHERE THEY HAVEN'T HAD ENOUGH FORESIGHT TO PREPARE FOR REMEDIATION EFFORTS AHEAD OF THE TIME WHEN THE CONSEQUENCES KICK IN. WE WANT TO AVOID THAT.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
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[OUT Q=we want to avoid that.]
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[VO-NAT]


The program is being funded as part of President Bush's No Child Left Behind education reform plan.
(------------)


[11Civic-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC1:19:56]
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More beer and wine sales are on tap for the Roanoke Civic Center.
The A-B-C board yesterday gave the Civic Center a license for expanded alcohol sales.
But as Justin McLeod discovered, opponents plan to appeal the decision yet again.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chip Snead/Acting Civic Facilities Director; :14]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Mark Washington/Opponent; 1:11]
[SUPER=@Justin1; 1:35]
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[OUT Q= McLEOD, NEWS 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF SELLING BEER))
You will soon see more of this at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Beer and wine can now be sold at more Civic Center events, thanks to the decision by the ABC board.
[SOT 2:16]
[IN Q=I wasn't overly confident]

((CHIP SNEAD/ACTING CIVIC FACILITIES DIRECTOR: I WASN'T OVERLY CONFIDENT BUT I FELT LIKE WE WERE MAKING AN EFFORT TO APPLY AS A LEGITIMATE CANDIDATE AND THAT WOULD WE ULTIMATELY GET THE LICENSE.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=get the license]


It is a license that goes into effect right away.
But the Civic Center is taking a wait and see approach.
The city first wants the Civic Center Commission to meet and come up with guidelines for when alcohol should be sold at which events.
It will ulimately be up to the Civic Center director to decide when to use the license.
[SOT 6:27]
[IN Q=We will have to use]

((CHIP SNEAD/ACTING CIVIC FACILITIES DIRECTOR: WE WILL HAVE TO USE THE GOOD PRACTICES OF AN EXPERIENCED LICENSEE AND WE WILL DO JUST THAT.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=do just that]


That may entail hiring more people but city officials plan no additional training.
That's exactly what opponents fear.
They still believe the Civic Center is unable to handle additional alcohol sales.
Opponents are now planning to appeal in Circuit Court.
[SOT 8:41]
[IN Q=We think there]

((REV. MARK WASHINGTON: WE THINK THERE IS CERTAINLY VERY GOOD EVIDENCE THAT WE HAVE PRESENTED IN BOTH OF THE HEARINGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN IN AND WE BELIEVE THE LAW WILL SUPPORT US IN THAT AND WE BELIEVE WE CAN WIN.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=we can win]


It hasn't come easy so far.
Opponents have already lost two appeals.
That is why they're now looking into the possibility of hiring a lawyer for their fight in Circuit Court.
[SOT ]
[IN Q= ]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: MEANTIME, CIVIC CENTER OFFICIALS SAYS IT COULD TAKE 30 DAYS OR LONGER TO COME UP WITH GUIDELINES FOR ADDITIONAL ALCOHOL SALES BUT THEY HOPE TO BEGIN USING THE LICENSE BY THE END OF THE SUMMER. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))
[Runs= ]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]))



[1181-Accident]


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[GRAPHIC=81 Deadly Accident]


State Police have identified the woman who was struck and killed by a tractor trailer on Interstate 81 Sunday night.
But they still don't know why 26-year old Gi Hee Jang (Zhh-EYE HEE Chang) of New York City was walking along the road near Buchanan.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Monday;]

Police say Jang (Chang) had been a passenger in a car traveling *southbound* headed for California when, for some reason, she got out of the car and crossed over to the northbound lanes. Several witnesses report seeing her standing on the roadside before the accident.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

Jang (Chang) was identified by her fingerprints. Despite the positive I-D police say the investigation is still open.

[Marketwatch]


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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
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In business news, Martha Stewart stands by her company. And, General Motors extends it zero percent financing program.
Alexis Christoforous has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((Martha Stewart declared she's staying on to run her company and will fight an expected criminal indictment which could come as early as today.

(gr)

Investors unloaded shares of her living omnimedia company, sending the stock down 15 percent as they waited for their company's namesake to be indicted on criminal and civil charges stemming from the sale of imclone systems stock.

(oc)

Stewart took her company public with much fanfare on the NYSE back in October of 1999.
IT WAS A MIXED BAG FOR THE NATION'S AUTOMAKERS LAST MONTH.

(gr)

FORD SAID SALES SLID 4 PERCENT AND DAIMLERCHRSYLER'S CHRYSLER UNIT POSTED A 3 PERCENT DROP.. BUT GM REPORTED A FOUR PERCENT GAIN. AND THE INCENTIVE WARS ARE REVVING UP IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY.

(oc)

GENERAL MOTORS SAYS IT WILL CONTINUE TIS ZERO PERCENT FINANCING PROGRAM THROUGH JULY 7 AND OFFER 4-THOUSAND DOLLAR CASH REBATES ON SOME MODELS.
ON WALL STREET.. STOCKS ENDED A SEESAW SESSION MODESTLY HIGHER AFTER FED CHIEF ALAN GREENSPAN TOLD A CONFERENCE IN EUROPE THAT THE ECONOMY APPEARS TO BE STABILIZING...

(gr)

THE DOW ADDED 25 POINTS

(gr)

WHILE THE NASDAQ CLIMBED NEARLY 13.

(oc)

THE FEDS ARE GOING AFTER SENIOR MANAGEMENT AT SOME OF THE BIGGEST WALL STREET FIRMS. Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and at least nine other brokerages accused of producing biased stock research were issued subpoenas by the Securities and Exchange Commission. THE SEC IS investigating whether the firms' executives failed to supervise their analysts DURING THE INTERNET BOOM.

(gr)

TRACK ALL THE PREMARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM

(oc)

AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Balcony-Collapse]


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Nearly 30 teenagers are injured when a balcony collapsed at a church camp in Alabama.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chula Vista, AL;]


Officials say the teens were standing on a deck that led to a campground dining hall, when it gave way.
The balcony was about 15- feet off the ground.
More than 20 campers were taken to area hospitals for injuries ranging from cuts and scrapes to broken bones.
Authorities investigating the collapse believe there was too much weight on the structure.
(------------)



[11Lewis]


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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC33:42]
[GRAPHIC=Death Sentence]


A Pittsylvania County woman is headed to death row for hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Yesterday morning, a judge sentenced 33-year old Teresa Lewis to death.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./October 30]


The judge called the crime cold, noting that Lewis phoned 9-1-1 from a bathtub while her husband was gunned down in the couple's mobile home.
One of two co-defendants in the case, Rodney Fuller of Danville, is already serving life in prison for his role in the shooting.
The other suspect, Matthew Shallenberger of Danville, goes to trial next month.
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[11Alleghany-Fatal]


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A Clifton Forge man died in a crash in Alleghany County.
(XXXXXX)

[TAKE MAP FULL]
State Police say David Howard Higgins' vehicle went off the road on a curve, hit a guardrail and then crossed back over the road before stopping.
The crash happened at about 8 -15 yesterday morning on Route 269.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Higgins died at Alleghany Regional Hospital.

[Hillary-Book]


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There's a new tell- all hitting bookstore shelves.
This time, it's from Senator Hillary Clinton.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


In her book, "Living History," Clinton says she could "hardly breathe" the moment her husband admitted his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
The former First Lady says President Clinton lied about the relationship until the weekend before he testified before a grand jury.
Hillary Clinton adds that the most difficult decisions of her life were to stay married, and to run for Senate.
(------------)
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[Biz-Brief]


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



In business news, Martha Stewart could face criminal charges. Her company says the domestic diva will fight an expected indictment related to the Imclone insider trading scandal. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia shares dropped to $8.99 yesterday from $11.20 on Monday. For a look at the rest of the day's business news, here's Stan Case.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case]




((--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--
THE MAJOR AVERAGES MANAGED TO EKE OUT FURTHER GAINS TUESDAY, WITH THE NASDAQ HITTING ITS HIGHEST POINT IN MORE THAN A YEAR.


THE DOW CLOSED 25 POINTS HIGHER ON THE DAY.
THE NASDAQ WAS UP 12.


U-S EMPLOYERS IN MAY ANNOUNCED THE FEWEST LAYOFFS IN 30 MONTHS.
ACCORDING TO A MONTHLY REPORT BY CHICAGO-BASED CHALLENGER, GRAY & CHRISTMAS, PLANNED JOB CUTS TOTALED 68-THOUSAND, DOWN FROM 146-THOUSAND IN APRIL, AND THE LOWEST FIGURE SINCE NOVEMBER, 2000.
TREND-WATCHERS HOPE THEY SEE AN END TO THE NATION'S TWO-YEAR JOB-CUTTING SPREE.


FEDEX WASN'T PART OF THE REASSURING JOB STATISTICS.
IT ANNOUNCED IT IS CUTTING 14-THOUSAND DOMESTIC JOBS.
DOMESTIC EXPRESS SHIPPING ON FEDEX IS DOWN 200-THOUSAND PACKAGES A DAY FROM THREE-YEARS AGO.


THE BIG THREE AUTOMAKERS POSTED STRONGER-THAN-EXPECTED SALES IN MAY.
GENERAL MOTORS LED THE WAY WITH A SOLID FOUR-PERCENT GAIN.
FORD REBOUNDED FROM A WEAK APRIL, BUT SALES WERE LITTLE CHANGED FROM A YEAR EARLIER. CONSUMER SALES ROSE SEVEN PERCENT IN THE MONTH, WHILE FLEET SALES FELL BY 19 PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO.
CHRYSLER SAW ITS DAILY SALES RATE SLIP THREE PERCENT FROM YEAR-EARLIER LEVELS. BUT AN EXTRA DAY OF SALES ALLOWED TOTALS TO EDGE A THOUSAND UNITS AHEAD OF A YEAR AGO.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.)) [TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Shepard-Ware]


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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC1:40:33]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


Democrats will choose their nominee in the 11th House District next week. That's the seat now held by Delegate Chip Woodrum.
And because there is no Republican opposition yet, the June 10th primary may well decide who heads to Richmond in January.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


With a week to go, Brian Shepard was outside Community Hospital holding a news conference on affordable health care.
Onzlee Ware was in his office working the phones.
And both men said they were confident they have connected with the voters.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=WE have an important]

((BRIAN SHEPARD/(D) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: WE HAVE AN IMPORTANT DECISION THAT'S ONLY A WEEK AWAY, AND I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHERE THEIR CANDIDATES STAND AND WHAT THEY'LL DO IF THEY'RE ELECTED.)) ((ONZLEE WARE/(D) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR OLD-FASHIONED POLITICING AND THAT'S DOOR-TO DOOR SHAKING HANDS AND TALKING TO FOLK, AND THAT'S WHAT MY CAMPAIGN HAS DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Shepard/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :00]
[SUPER=01-Onzlee Ware/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :08]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=that's what my campaign has done.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Shepard currently leads on the fundraising front, but the latest campaign finance report indicates that both candidates have each raised more than 40- thousand dollars.
(------------)



[2-Hillary-Book]


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[WRITER=kmc]
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Senator Hillary Clinton is out with a candid new book describing her eight years in the White House as First Lady.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


In her book, "Living History," Clinton says she could "hardly breathe" the moment her husband admitted his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
The former First Lady says President Clinton lied about the relationship until the weekend before he testified before a grand jury. (------------) Hillary Clinton adds that the most difficult decisions of her life were to stay married, and to run for Senate.