[Walton]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC 3:45:23]
[GRAPHIC=Percy Walton 2075]


The case of condemned killer Percy Walton goes before a federal judge in Roanoke later today. At issue is whether mental retardation exists, and if it does, whether the death penalty should apply.
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[VO-NAT from 03-13 1:05:17]
[SUPER=03-Danville/1996;]


Walton was scheduled to die late last month for the 1996 murders of an elderly couple and a neighbor in Danville. But his attorneys recently argued he is mentally retarded, and executing him would, therefore, be unconstitutional.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

A spokesman for Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said last month that the Walton case can lead crime victims to distrust the judicial process.



[11GE-Contract]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC-2:03:29]
[GRAPHIC=none]


General Electric and union leaders have reached a tentative agreement. The news came just hours before their contract was set to expire.
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[VO-NAT, take from tape 03-02 @ 06:05]
[SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape]


Employees at Salem's G-E Plant walked the picket lines in January hoping for some leverage in the negotiations.
Their major issues were affordable health insurance and job security. IUE-CWA officials say the tentative agreement safeguards affordable health insurance, and substantially increases pensions for its members.
Union leaders will meet Wednesday to vote on whether to submit the tentative agreement to the 14-thousand members for ratification.
If that happens, the members would vote by June 24th on a new contract.
If approved the contract will run through June 2007.
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[11Flood-Aftermath]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC-1:33:54]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Some Bedford County residents spent yesterday cleaning up the damage left behind by Saturday's flooding.
Jennifer Wishon has more on their efforts.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats of tractor]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Maciorowski/Bedford County Resident; :08]
[SUPER=01-Bernice Maciorowski/Bedford County Resident; :33]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; :54]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Burks/Bedford County Resident; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Bedford County]



(([SOT 10:43:23:16 ]

((NATS OF TRACTOR))
[RUNS= 04]

Bedford County residents awoke Sunday morning curious to see the aftermath of Saturday night's flooding.
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[SOT 10:22:54:20]
[IN Q=As far as I can]

((RICHARD MACIOROWSKI/BEDFORD COUNTY RESIDENT: AS FAR AS WE CAN TELL, TWO BOATS, A WHOLE BUNCH OF PATIO TYPE FURNITURE AND MY SONS CAR JUST DECIDED TO TAKE OFF.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=to take off]

The Maciorowskis live on Beaver Dam Creek. They've seen the high water before, but Saturday they looked on in amazement as their front yard was transformed into a lake within a matter of minutes. Their amazement grew as their belongings drifted away with the current.
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[SOT 10:29:15:06]
[IN Q=We could do nothing]

((BERNICE MACIOROWSKI/BEDFORD COUNTY RESIDENT: WE COULD DO NOTHING EXCEPT WATCH THEM FLOAT AWAY ONE BY ONE, AND THEN THE CAR WENT AND OF COURSE ALL THE FURNITURE WENT FIRST OFF.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=went first off]
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[SOT 10:27:12:21]
[IN Q=We know that there]

((BERNICE MACIOROWSKI/BEDFORD COUNTY RESIDENT: WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE SOME PIECES OF OUR FURNITURE THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY GET TO IN THE RIVER THAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE IF WE CAN PADDLE AND GET THOSE BACK.))
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[OUT Q=get those back]
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[SOT 10:50:32:08]
[IN Q=This bridge here]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: THIS BRIDGE HERE ON FISHMAN'S COVE ROAD IS THE ONLY ACCESS RESIDENTS HAVE TO THEIR HOMES.
SATURDAY NIGHT THEY WERE STRANDED ON EITHER SIDE FOR HOURS AS THE CREEK ROSE NEARLY FOUR FEET ABOVE THE BRIDGE.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=above the bridge]

The heavy rain turned Don and Brenda Burks' back yard into a mud slide.
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[SOT 10:40:50:20]
[IN Q=We had a few]

((BRENDA BURKS/BEDFORD COUNTY RESIDENT: WE HAD A FEW TREES SLIDE DOWN ROOTS FIRST AND A LOT OF MUD.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=a lot of mud]

A couple of their phone lines were also downed, but they consider themselves fortunate.
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[SOT 10:42:33:26]
[IN Q=My husband happens]

((BRENDA BURKS/BEDFORD COUNTY RESIDENT: MY HUSBAND HAPPENS TO OWN A BACK HOE AND TRACTOR SO WE'RE LUCKY IN THAT WE CAN CLEAN UP OURSELVES AND GET EVERYTHING OUT OF THE WAY SO I IMAGINE THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS WILL BE VERY CLEAN UP INTENSIVE.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=clean up intensive]

Less than a mile away Buck Mountain Road became the latest private road in the county to fall victim to a wash- out. ((More Nats of the tractor)) Back at the Burks' home the clean up process will most likely take a while. But they say they'd rather deal with the storm's aftermath than live anywhere else. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Bedford County.))

[11Road-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Most roads that were closed because of the flooding have re-opened with one exception. Route 757 in Bedford County remains closed.
V-DOT officials say it will not re-open until next week.
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[TAKE VDOT PHONE FS] If you have any questions about roads in your area, you can call the Virginia Department of Transportation hotline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
(XXXXXXXXX)


[Middle-East]


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


More meetings today in Gaza, as Egyptian mediators try to rescue the U-S backed peace plan for the Middle East.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gaza City, Gaza Strip;]


They've asked Palestinian militants to halt attacks on Israel.
Palestinian officials say the current truce effort might succeed even though militant leaders insist they will not lay down their arms.
And for the first time, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has indicated that he might accept a limited cease- fire agreement, instead of a crackdown on militant groups.
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[Iraq]


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


Closed door meetings begin this week on Capital Hill over the quality of pre- war intelligence concerning Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Falluja, Iraq;]


That, as U-S troops hunt for those still loyal to Saddam Hussein in what's known as Operation Desert Scorpion.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well, I believe]

((DAVID PERKINS/U. S. COMMANDER IN FALLUJAH: WELL, I BELIEVE THAT THEY'RE PROBABLY INSTIGATING SOME SORT OF THE ACTIVITIES THAT ARE DOWN HERE, PAYING PEOPLE A COUPLE OF HUNDRED DOLLARS TO SHOOT AN RPG AT AN AMERICAN OR TRY TO SHOOT HIM WITH AN AK-47. ))
[SUPER=01-David Perkins/U. S. Commander in Fallujah;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=with an AK- 47.]
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[VO-NAT]


It's believed that a rocket- propelled grenade was used to ambush this U-S convoy outside of Baghdad.
The attack is the latest in a series that's claimed nearly 40 American lives in the past month and a half.
But new U-S military operations aim to change all that.
Hundreds have been arrested, and dozens of enemy fighters have been killed.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Henry Ford signed incorporation papers creating the Ford Motor Company one hundred years ago today. The company has grown to a size that he could not have imagined, with 163 billion dollars in global sales last year and 350-thousand employees. Leading today's centennial celebration, is the founder's great-grandson Bill Ford who is the company's current chairman and chief executive. In other news, Wall Street get back to get work after losing ground on Friday.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=in New York.]


((AFTER A BRIEF PAUSE FRIDAY, THE STOCK MARKET WILL ATTEMPT TO RETURN TO ITS WINNING WAYS ...AN UNEXPECTED SLUMP IN JUNE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE AND A DROP IN WHOLESALE PRICES LAST MONTH PUT PRESSURES ON STOCKS IN THE LAST SESSION

(gr)

THE DOW SANK 79 POINTS

(gr)

WHILE THE NASDAQ FELL BACK 27.

(oc)

Economists say that slump in consumer confidence and wholesale prices makes it more likely that the fed will cut interest rates at its next meeting June 25th.

(gr)

Hewlett-Packard is under investigation by the Justice Department for allegedly selling defective computers to government agencies. Justice is investigating whether H-P made false claims for payment from the government for computers that it knew had floppy disk controller errors. Similar claims have been filed against several other computer makers.
1/8oc) General Motors had its credit rating lowered by Moody's Investors Service. A lower credit rating means a company will have to pay more to borrow money. Increasing discounts are hurting profits and its ability to cover pension costs.

(gr)

Last month, GM raised its average rebate to a record 4-thousand dollar per vehicle. INVESTORS WILL HAVE A FULL BASKET OF ECONOMIC REPORTS TO SIFT THROUGH THIS WEEK INCLUDING MAY HOUSING STARTS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION AND INFLATION AT THE RETAIL LEVEL.

(gr)

TRACK ALL THE PREMARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM
(oc)

I'M AC IN NEW YORK.)



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Boat-Ax]


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


A Father's Day Weekend fishing trip turns deadly for a group on a charter boat in Oregon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Garibaldi, OR;]


19 people were on board-- nine are confirmed dead, two others remain missing.
Those who survived say the captain was attempting to steer around a large wave, which smashed into the side of the vessel and flipped it over.
Officials say at the time of the accident, there were waves as high as 15- feet in the area.
Investigators are looking at the condition of the boat and the wisdom of taking it out in such a high sea.
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[11Nunn]


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

The emergency management coordinator of Patrick County drowned Saturday at a North Carolina beach. Authorities say 53 year Floyd Nunn was swimming when was pulled underwater by riptides.
An autospy on Nunn is scheduled for today. He was Patrick County's emergency management coordinator for six years.


This is the second drowning in a week at the Oak Island beaches.


[11Rain-benefits]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC-1:42]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The rain is producing some good environmental news.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


State officials say the record level of precipitation is improving Virginia's air quality.
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[SOT 12:04:16]
[IN Q=IT KEEPS THE MAIN POLLUTANT]
[SUPER=01-Bill Hayden/Dept. of Environ. Quality]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=TO BUILD UP.]
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[VO-NAT]


If the wet weather continues, officials say Virginians can expect FEWER high ozone days this summer.
They say the rainy days have also pushed groundwater levels back up to normal levels which will provide a nice cushion in case the now-forgotten drought returns.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[2-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]

We're getting back on track with sports. As we mentioned earlier, Jim Furyk won the U-S Open.
Travis Wells has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:35]
[OUT Q=great day everybody]



(Kim reads business news)[Biz-Brief]



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


In business news, Stocks closed lower on Friday. And, Consumer Confidence fell in June. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]






((STOCKS SANK TO A LOWER CLOSE ON FRIDAY, AFTER A WEAKER-THAN-EXPECTED READING ON CONSUMER SENTIMENT.
THE DOW ENDED THE DAY DOWN 79, BUT STILL ABOVE 9-THOUSAND. THE NASDAQ WAS ALSO DOWN 27.
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CONSUMER INDEX FELL TO 87-POINT-TWO IN JUNE FROM 92-POINT-1 IN MAY. ECONOMISTS EXPECTED THE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE INDEX TO HIT 93-POINT-FOUR FOR JUNE.
WHOLESALE PRICES WERE DOWN IN MAY... THE LABOR DEPARTMENT SAYS THE PRODUCER PRICE INDEX FELL POINT-THREE PERCENT. THE TUMBLE COMES AFTER A RECORD DROP IN APRIL.
WINNEBAGO POSTED THIRD-QUARTER EARNINGS OF 48-CENTS-PER SHARE, DOWN FROM 88-CENTS-PER SHARE A YEAR AGO. THE IOWA MOTOR HOME MAKER SAYS REVENUE FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS FELL TO 200-POINT-TWO-MILLION FROM 245-POINT-NINE MILLION FOR THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. WINNEBAGO CITED LOWER SALES FOR THE LOWER EARNINGS. ANALYSTS EXPECTED THE COMPANY TO REPORT PROFITS OF 67-CENTS-PER SHARE.
TARGET HAS A NEW GROCERY SUPPLIER. THE RETAIL STORE TAPPED SUPERVALU TO SERVICE 31 TARGET STORES. TARGET RECENTLY SEVERED ITS GROCERY RELATIONSHIP WITH FLEMING'S CORE-MARK DIVISION. FLEMING FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY IN APRIL.
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE. ))





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


[Healthy-Living]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=tape cued on kim's desk]
[GRAPHIC=Healthy Living]


It's easy to get away from good eating habits while you're on vacation.
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[TAKE FS HEALTHY LIVING]
In this week's Healthy Living, Joy Sutton tells what you should know to avoid overeating and over indulging in fatty and high calorie foods.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The summer is a time when a lot of people go on vacation]
[SUPER=@Joy1;00]
[SUPER=01-Karen Sgrinia/Weight Watchers Leader;1:17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;1:52]
[RUNS=3:15]
[OUT Q=with this weeks healthy living]


[Tape tosses to BREAK] [COMM]