[Vob-Thurmond]

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The longest-serving U.S. Senator in history has died.
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Strom Thurmond died last night in a South Carolina hospital.
He was 100 years old.
Though he had taken to a wheelchair in recent years, Thurmond's physical and political endurance are legendary.
He retired in January after 48 years in office.
Last night, Senators took a moment to remember him.
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[IN Q=He was]

((Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) South Dakota)-too quick to super "he was in many respects a legend"
(Sen. Fritz Hollings/(D) South Carolina)

"a giant oak in the forest of public service has fallen" )
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) South Dakota; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Fritz Hollings/(D) South Carolina; :04]
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Thurmond started out a segregationist.
But over the years, his views changed and he became the first southern senator to hire a black aide.
He also voted to make Martin Luther King Junior's birthday a national holiday.
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[Supreme-Court]


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Gay rights leaders say it marks a cultural change as much as a legal one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


The U-S Supreme Court struck down laws that make it a crime for gay couples to have sex.
The justices said it violates a constitutional right to privacy.
The decision could invalidate laws against gay sex now on the books in more than a dozen states, including Virginia.
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[11Falwell-React]


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The Reverend Jerry Falwell says the Supreme Court's ruling could set a dangerous precedent. Speaking from Liberty University in Lynchburg yesterday, he said sodomy laws should never have applied to married couples and that he foresaw this kind of ruling eventually coming.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/FOUNDER AND CHANCELLOR, LIBERTY UNIVERSITY-THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THE MARRIAGE BED IS UNDEFILED AND MAN AND WOMAN LEGALLY MARRIED HAVE BIBLICALLY THE RIGHT OF INTIMACY WITH ONE ANOTHER AND I THINK THAT'S ALL INCLUSIVE. I THINK WHAT THE LAW TODAY HAD TO DO WITH WAS GAY SEX BETWEEN PARTICULARLY TWO MEN COMMITTING SODOMY AND I SAID THAT'S AN UNENFORCEABLE LAW.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty University Chancellor]
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The reverend also said the ruling could take society down a slippery slope--leading to the legalization of prostitution, heroin and cocaine-- because those things are done in private.

[11Goodyear]


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Today is the deadline for the Goodyear tire company and the union representing employees to come to a tentative contract agreement.
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[SUPER=03-Danville;]

United Steelworkers Local-831 gathered at the plant yesterday morning for a unity rally. Workers say the company is asking for contract concessions that would cut benefits and wages. Talks have been ongoing since March. Employees are working on a day to day basis but either side could change that.
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[SOT 03:55:17]
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((DANA DIXON/LOCAL 831 SPOKESMAN; IF THE UNION WERE TO IMPOSE 72-HOURS NOTICE THEN WE WOULD MOST LIKELY GO ON STRIKE IF THE COMPANY WERE TO IMPOSE A NOTICE THAN MOST LIKELY THEY WOULD LOCK US OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Dana Dixon/Local 831 Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=LOCK US OUT.]
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[VO-NAT]

The union is authorized to strike but members say they would like to come to an agreement. Goodyear is also hopeful for a tentative contract but say negotiations have been difficult because of their financial situation.
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[AM-Henry-School]


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The Henry County school system has yet to decide which schools it will close. Yesterday, the public had its say on the issue.
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There are currently four consolidation plans, each with different options.
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One would keep four high schools, others would close one or two.
Under each plan, at least three elementary schools will close.
They include Fieldale, Figsboro, and Spencer-Penn.
As far as the middle schools, one option would close all four.
The school board says dwindling enrollment and a loss of 2 1/2 million dollars in local aid in the last two years makes consolidation inevitable.
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At the forum, the public got the chance to speak to school board members and administrators one on one.
The school board will now review the responses at a workshop scheduled for next Thursday.
The final consolidation plan should be in place by this fall. Once it's decided, it will take effect for the 2004-2005 school year.

[11Resource-Officer]


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A Roanoke city councilwoman is speaking out on behalf of a resource officer to ensure he doesn't become a scapegoat.

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Linda Wyatt says she doesn't have a direct say in where Officer Butch Lewis is assigned, but doesn't want the city to lose track of the big issue- the safety of Roanoke City school children. Officer Lewis was recently reassigned after working at Patrick Henry High School for ten years. Some believe he was moved because he spoke out about school violence. Wyatt says Lewis genuinely cares about the school.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: BY ALL ACCOUNTS I'VE GOTTEN FROM PARENTS AND OTHER TEACHERS THAT HAVE WORKED WITH HIM, HE'S DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB THERE. I'VE HAD YOUNG PEOPLE COME UP TO ME AND SAY I WOULD HAVE NEVER GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL IF IT HADN'T BEEN FOR BUTCH LEWIS. HE'S THE REASON I MADE IT AND YOU KNOW, IF YOU CAN SAVE A KID, IT'S WORTH THE EFFORT.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council Member;]
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[OUT Q=worth the effort]
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City Manager Darlene Burcham has launched an investigation into Lewis' reassignment. Lewis is in the process of filing a formal grievance with the city.

[11ACC-lawsuit]


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Virginia Tech's not moving forward with the lawsuit against the ACC, but the other 4 Big East schools that brought the suit are.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockville, CT;]

Yesterday, a judge ruled that the lawsuit should stay in the state of Connecticut, and will rule Friday on a request to expedite the schedule for gathering evidence.
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[SOT 00:34-00:1:04]
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((RICHARD BLUMENTHAL/CONNECTICUT ATTORNEY GENERAL:MIAMI AND THE ACC DECEIVED THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT AND OTHER SCHOOLS KNOWING WE WOULD RELY ON THOSE FALSE ASSURANCES IN SPENDING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON NEW STADIUMS AND UPGRADING OUR TEAMS.)) ((STEVE ERRANTE/ACC ATTORNEY:IT'S NOT THAT THE ACC IS ATTEMPTING TO DO ANYTHING TO THE BIG EAST, THE ACC IS A CONFERENCE LIKE ANY OTHER CONFERENCE AND IF TEAMS ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING A CONFERENCE AND LEAVING ANOTHER CONFERENCE BECAUSE THEY PERCEIVE ITS BEING BETTER FOR THEIR SCHOOL, THEY ARE ENTITLED TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Blumenthal/Connecticut Attorney General;]
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Virginia Tech is no longer part of the lawsuit, since it's been invited to join the ACC. Boston College is also out of the lawsuit, because it did not receive an invite.
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Miami is still weighing its options. President Donna Shalala says the school's reviewing an informal counter-offer from the Big East and crunching the numbers on the proposed 2-team expansion.


[11Lane-Stadium]


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Construction for Lane Stadium may move forward now that Virginia Tech has landed a spot in the A-C-C.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]

Earlier this month, the university announced construction for the west end expansion was on hold, due to the uncertainty of Tech's future in the Big East conference. University spokesman Larry Hincker says it's a strong possibility that will change, but it's still too early to decide. The university is, however, moving forward with the design and planning phase of the project, thanks to nearly two-million dollars in donations from Tech alumni.
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[Marketwatch]


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In business news, Consumers now have the chance to hang up on telemarketers for good. The national do-not-call list takes effect today. Consumers who don't want to be pitched over the phone can sign up on a registry, either by computer or by phone. President Bush is hosting a White House ceremony to launch the new program.
Alexis Christoforous has a look at the rest of the day's business news in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((Lawyers for investors who charged banks with IPO fraud have reached a 1 billion settlement with their counterparts representing more than 300 tech and Internet companies that went public during the Internet boom years. It could take six months before the court approves the proposal. It's unclear how much of any settlement will go to the individuals who lost money in those IPOs.
on wall street.. stocks rallied and the nasdaq snapped a five day losing streak..
the dow moved up 67 points
the nasdaq shot up 31
A LEGAL VICTORY FOR MICROSOFT IN ITS LONG LEGAL BATTLE WITH SUN MICROSSYSTEMS....A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling that would have forced Microsoft to carry Sun'SJava software in its Windows operating system. At the same time the Virginia court upheld an injunction preventing Microsoft from distributing its own version of the Java programming language in Windows.
NIKE IS A STOCK TO WATCH.. AFTER THE CLOSING BELL THE SNEAKER GIANT POSTED PROFIT THAT WAS A PENNY SHY OF ESTIMATES...MEANTIME The Supreme Court just won't do it for nike.. the high court will not decide whether the sneaker giant's corporate ads and statements are protected by the Constitution's right to free speech. The case came from Nike's vigorous defense against allegations that it used Third World sweatshops to manufacture its athletic products. Nike wrote letters and issued press releases defending its overseas labor conditions. It said such statements were protected by free speech. Critics said it amounted to false advertising.
MARTHA STEWART'S LEGAL TROUBLES HAVEN'T STOPPED HER COMPANY FROM LAUNCHING A NEW MAGAZINE. Everyday Food- a receipe magazine will hit newsstands in september.
TRACK ALL THE PREMARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM . I'M AC IN NEW YORK))



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[Windshield-Death]


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A Texas jury will decide whether a woman should spend life in prison for killing a homeless man with her car.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ft. Worth, TX;]


Jurors convicted Chante Mallard yesterday.
Mallard apologized in the sentencing phase of her trial and said she did not see the man.
She admitted to hitting him while driving drunk and leaving him to die stuck in her windshield in the garage.
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[11Giles-Plane]


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Investigators are looking into the cause of a plane crash in Giles County.
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It happened around 9:45 yesterday morning in a field near Pearis Mountain. Officials say the pilot of the cropduster plane was spraying the area for gypsy moths, when he made a forced landing due to engine trouble. The plane hit a pile of rocks before coming to rest. Officials say some fuel was leaked, but no pesticides were released. The pilot, John Tallman of Pennsylvania, was flown to New River Valley Medical Center and treated for minor injuries.


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[11Lake-Water]


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Health officials have lifted a water quality advisory for one part of Smith Mountain Lake.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Sunday;]


Last week, the health department issued a warning about the water around the Crazy Horse Campground and Marina.
Officials said heavy rainfall washed too much bacteria into the area. But samples taken this week by the Health Department and an independent company satisfied standards. Regardless, officials say bacteria levels can vary at different locations in a single body of water.
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The advisory *is* still in effect at Ponderosa Campground.

[11MIss-Virginia]


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Three nights of competition for the Miss Virginia crown got underway last night.
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27 women are vying for the title.
This is the 50th anniversary of the pageant, and many former Miss Virginia's were on hand, including Nicole Johnson and Kylene Barker Hibbard who went on to become Miss America.
The contest will wrap up Saturday night at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[Hollywood-Minute]


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Mel Gibson is in the hot seat over his upcoming movie. And, it may be the end of the line for Frasier. Brooke Anderson has more in today's Hollywood Minute
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((WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE...I'M BROOKE ANDERSON. ACTOR MEL GIBSON IS IN THE MIDDLE OF QUITE A CONTROVERSY BECAUSE OF THE SCREENPLAY TO HIS UPCOMING MOVIE, CALLED "THE PASSION." THE ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE OF AMERICA IS NOW THE LATEST GROUP AGAINST THE FILM--WHICH IS BASED ON THE LAST DAYS OF JESUS CHRIST. THE GROUP CLAIMS THAT AN EARLY VERSION OF THE SCREENPLAY DEPICTS JEWS AS BLOOD-THIRSTY AND ENEMIES OF JESUS. IN A STATEMENT.. GIBSON SAYS HE AND HIS FILM ARE NOT ANTI-SEMITIC.

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MEANWHILE, IS THE RUN OF TV'S FAVORITE SEATTLE SHRINK OVER? "FRASIER" STAR KELSEY GRAMMAR SAYS THE SHOW IS ENDING NEXT MAY. HE TELLS TV GUIDE ONLINE THAT AFTER 11 YEARS, QUOTE "THIS IS THE LAST SEASON." NBC ISN'T CONFIRMING THE SHOW'S STATUS EITHER WAY.

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AND RAPPER EMINEM IS BACK IN THE NEWS AGAIN.
WITH FANS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS GATHERING OUTSIDE HIS SCOTLAND HOTEL TUESDAY...EMINEM DONNED A SURGICAL MASK AND DANGLED A BABY DOLL OVER HIS HOTEL BALCONY... MICHAEL JACKSON STYLE. YOU COULD SAY IT WAS A STUNT WORTHY OF AN M-T-V PARADY.
WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M BROOKE ANDERSON.))
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[COMM][Pkg-Thurmond]


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The longest-serving U-S Senator in history has died at the age of 100.
Strom Thurmond died last night in a South Carolina hospital.
Melissa McDermott has more on his life and death.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Ned Nicholson/Thurmond's Physician;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Fritz Hollings/(D) South Carolina;]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/CBS News]
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(( STROM THURMOND RETIRED FROM THE U-S SENATE IN JANUARY.... GOING BACK TO SOUTH CAROLINA TO ENJOY THE REST OF HIS LIFE. IT TURNED OUT TO BE ONLY A FEW MONTHS.

(SOT-Dr. Ned Nicholson/Thurmond's Physician)

"but he died very peacefully rep: what would you say the cause was? an: old age"
THURMOND WAS 1-HUNDRED YEARS OLD. HE SERVED LONGER THAN ANY U-S SENATOR IN HISTORY.... SPENDING 48 YEARS IN OFFICE. LAST NIGHT CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE SENATE... WHO, UNTIL RECENTLY, HAVE NEVER KNOW CAPITOL HILL WITHOUT HIM.... TOOK A MOMENT TO PAUSE AND REMEMBER.

(Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) South Dakota)

"he was in many respects a legend"

(Sen. Bill Frist/Senate Majority Leader)

"indeed strom thurmond will forever be a symbol of what one person can accomplish when they live life, as we all know he did, to the fullist.

(Sen. Fritz Hollings/(D) South Carolina)

"a giant oak in the forest of public service has fallen"
TO UNDERSTAND HOW LONG HE'S BEEN AROUND CONSIDER THIS.... WHEN HE WON HIS FIRST POLITICAL RACE FOR A SEAT ON THE HOMETOWN SCHOOL BOARD IN 19-29 SEVERAL VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR VOTED FOR HIM. WHEN HE RAN FOR PRESIDENT AS A SEGREGATIONIST IN 19-48, THE MAN WHO WON THE RACE WAS HARRY TRUMAN. HE WON HIS SENATE SEAT AS A WRITE IN CANDIDATE IN 19-54 AND STAYED MORE THAN FOUR DECADES.... ONCE FILLIBUSTERING 24 STRAIGHT HOURS AGAINST CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION.

(SOT-thurmond)

"I'm convinced as I've said I've been, it's unecessary, it's unwise and unconstitutional." :05
BUT HIS VIEWS ON RACE CHANGED AND HE BECAME THE FIRST SOUTHERN SENATOR TO HIRE A BLACK AIDE AND VOTED TO MAKE MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR'S BIRTHDAY A NATIONAL HOLIDAY. ON A STATUE IN HIS HOMETOWN A PLAQUE READS "WE SHALL NOT LOOK UPON HIS LIKE AGAIN". AND THAT COULD VERY WELL HOLD TRUE. MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[11Alliance-Funding]


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Since city council cut its funding a month ago, a Lynchburg non-profit agency says the public has responded to its appeal for financial help... but they're still short of their goal.
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The Alliance for Families and Children sponsors programs like Youth Connections, which teaches teenagers how to deal with the temptations of drugs, tobacco and alcohol.
The loss of city funding has put the program in jeopardy for next year.
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((JOAN FOSTER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THIS IS A MESSAGE FOR OUR COMMUNITY, A THANK YOU, YOU'VE HELPED TO MAKE THIS A REALITY THIS YEAR AND WE'RE HALFWAY TO MAKING IT A REALITY AGAIN NEXT YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Joan Foster/Lynchburg Council Member]
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[OUT Q=again next year.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Alliance has raised about 27-thousand of the 44-thousand dollars it lost in city funding.
It hopes to come up with the rest by the end of the month.
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[Biz-Brief]


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In business news, Nike posted its fourth quarter earnings after the closing bell yesterday. The world's largest maker of sports shoes reported earnings 92 cents per share for the quarter ending May 31st. That's up from 77 cents per share one year ago. In other news, Stan Case takes a look at yesterday's closing numbers in today's business brief.
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((TECHNOLOGY SHARES LED STOCKS TO A BROAD RALLY THURSDAY.


THE DOW GAINED 67 POINTS.
THE NASDAQ PICKED UP 31.


THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS FILING FOR FIRST TIME UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS DROPED TO A THREE-MONTH LOW LAST WEEK.
NEW CLAIMS TOTALLED SLIGHTLY MORE THAN 404-THOUSAND WORKERS.
ANY READING HIGHER THAN 400-THOUSAND INDICATES A WEAK JOB MARKET.


THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT GREW BY A REVISED ONE-POINT-FOUR-PERCENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER.
THE G-D-P FELL SHORT OF THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT'S OUTLOOK OF ONE-POINT-NINE PERCENT.
THE GOVERNMENT SAYS THE WAR IN IRAQ PUT A DRAG ON ECONOMIC ACTIVITY.


CONAGRA REPORTED EARNINGS OF 28 CENTS A SHARE FOR ITS FISCAL FOURTH-QUARTER, DOWN FROM 36 CENTS, A YEAR AGO.
THE DECLINE WAS ATTRIBUTED TO CHARGES RELATED TO SELLING ITS POULTRY BUSINESS.
CONAGRA HAS BEEN SELLING OFF FRESH MEAT UNITS TO FOCUS ON HIGHER-MARGIN PROCESSED FOODS.


SHARES OF BELEAGUERED EL PASO WERE UP FOUR PERCENT ON THE DAY.
THE COMPANY ANNOUNCED IT HAS EXECUTED TWO SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS TO RESOLVE THE PRIMARY SUIT AND OTHER CLAIMS AGAINST IT RELATED TO ITS SALE OF ENERGY IN THE WESTERN U-S.
EL PASO WILL MAKE CASH PAYMENTS AND ISSUE SHARES TO SETTLE THE LITIGATION AND TAKE A PRETAX CHARGE OF UP TO 200-MILLION DOLLARS IN THE SECOND QUARTER.


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




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[Now-Showing]


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Charlie's Angels fly back on to the big screen. Anna Hovind has more in this edition of now showing.
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[SUPER=04-"28 Days Later" - Fox Searchlight; :54]
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[OUT Q=I'm Anna Hovind.]

(( "BOSLEY, WHATS HAPPENING ANGELS."
CAMERON DIAZ, DREW BARRYMORE, AND LUCY LIU RETURN IN CHARLIES ANGELS, FULL THROTTLE.
"SORRY ABOUT BREAKING YOUR STICKTHIS GUY MUST BE REALLY EVIL."
THE ANGELS HAVE A NEW RIVAL, DEMI MOORE.
"GOOD EVENING CHARLIE, YOUR BOSS SUCKS."
CHARLIES ANGELS, FULL THROTTLE IS RATED PG-13.
"HELLO."
IN 28 DAYS LATER, A VIRUS HAS WIPED OUT MOST OF THE WORLDS POPULATION. A SMALL GROUP OF SURVIVORS FIGHT TO PROTECT THEMSELVES.

"RULE #1"


28 DAYS LATER IS RATED R.
WITH NOW SHOWING, IM ANNA HOVIND.))
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