[AF-Arrive]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tzi]
[TAPE#=04-18 TC 11:20]
[GRAPHIC=F-15 Crash]
[ENG#=1]


The Air Force has now secured the site of yesterday's fighter jet crash near Callaway in Franklin County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./This Morning]


Air Force personnel arrived at the crash site early this morning.
Their first priority was to secure the scene so that residents of the area stayed safely away from the wreckage.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:55:28]
[IN Q=Right now]

((CAPT. JEFF JONES/4TH FIGHTER WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER: THEY'LL PROBABLY WAIT UNTIL THE MORNING TO TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT HAS OCCURED AT THE ACTUAL SCENE AND THEN THE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION BOARD MEMBERS WILL PROBABLY COME. THE BIGGEST THING FOR US IT TO SECURE THE SCENE AND MAKE SURE THAT IT'S SAFE.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Jeff Jones/4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Officer]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=sure that it's safe.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Air Force personnel will remain at the site 24 hours a day until the investigation is over.
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[WIPE TO MAP]

[PKGPlane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-15 TC55:38]
[GRAPHIC=F-15 Crash]
[ENG#=2]
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE MAP FULL]
Witnesses say they heard a loud noise, saw fire and then watched as the plane went down around 5:10 yesterday afternoon.
Justin McLeod has more on what happened.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :14]
[SUPER=01-Gerri Butcher/Witness; :23]
[SUPER=01-Whitey Taylor/Witness; :46]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:37]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]




[11Debris]


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


If you do find debris, the Air Force asks that you don't pick it up, because it could be hazardous.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE PHONE NUMBERS FS]
They say call local law enforcement or the Fourth Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
During duty hours call 919- 722-0027.
After hours they advise calling 919 722-0000
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[11F15-Facts]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=04-12 TC49:03]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]
[ENG#=3]

The F-15 E Strike Eagle is considered the Air Force's main tactical fighter, and is the fifth version of the plane to enter service.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

The first were used in Operation Desert Storm to fly mainly night missions. The "E" model is equipped with an array of new avionics and electronics systems. The "4th Fighter Wing" at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base was the first "operational F-15E Strike Eagle wing" in the Air Force. The Strike Eagle is the first F-15 to REQUIRE two crew members, a pilot and weapons officer.
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[6-XGR-budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-07 TC1:38:21]
[GRAPHIC=VA BUdget]
[ENG#=4]

The House and Senate are expected to pass a new budget today worth nearly 60 billion dollars. House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith says he did not support tax hikes, but he will vote for the additional spending they provide.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


As part of the House leadership, the Salem Republican fought against the tax increases.
But he says he will vote yes on the budget that embodies them.
He says Southwest Virginia will benefit from the additional spending in education and pay raises for deputy sheriffs.
But he says most of that money would have been available even without the tax hike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:57:09]
[IN Q=I DON'T THINK THE AVERAGE CITIZEN]

((HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: I DON'T THINK THE AVERAGE CITIZEN WILL SEE A WHOLE LOT OF CHANGE AS A RESULT OF THE TAX INCREASES IN THE SERVICES PROVIDED THEM BY THE STATE. THERE'S ADDITIONAL MONEY FOR IMPORTANT THINGS BUT I DON'T THINK THE AVERAGE CITIZEN IS GOING TO NOTICE ANY REAL CHANGE.))
[SUPER=@Griffith]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=going to notice any real change.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Legislators are scheduled to vote on the budget package later today.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[6-Museum-Funding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-10 TC59:28]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

(------------)
[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Science Museum of Western Virginia is slated to receive 200-thousand state dollars over the next two years, but must collaborate with the state Science Museum in Richmond.
(///// SOT at :12 /////)
[SOT 14:43:31 - 14:43:44]
[IN Q=This agreement is not a merger...]

((STUART HILL/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SCIENCE MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA: THIS AGREEMENT IS NOT A MERGER. WE'RE ANXIOUS TO WORK WITH THEM AND SEE WHERE THAT RELATIONSHIP GOES.))
[SUPER=01-Stuart Hill/Science Museum of Western Virginia;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=and see where that relationship goes.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :16]

Executive Director Stuart Hill says the money will be used for SOL Science Education. The Science Museum has been zeroed out of the state budget two of the last three years. Hill says as far as he knows the "museum" is the only Roanoke area attraction included in the budget.
(------------)



[Bin-Laden]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bin Laden]
[ENG#=2]


The C-I-A is working to verify whether it's actually Osama Bin Laden's voice on a new tape, promising big rewards for the murders of top U-S and U-N officials.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The 20- minute recording appeard on two websites that often carry militant Islamic messages.
This latest message promises gold to whomever kills U-S administrator in Iraq Paul Bremer, or U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan.
(------------)


[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=3]


Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will be on the hot seat today--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Rumsfeld will face tough questions from two Congressional panels when he testifies about the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal.
Some lawmakers-- including Democratic Presidential hopeful John Kerry-- are demanding that Rumsfeld resign.
President Bush said while he told Rumsfeld that he should have known about the prisoner photos, Rumsfeld will stay in his cabinet.
(------------)


[11Volvo]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-54 TC1:16:25]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]


In business news, Volvo officials hope a new agreement will mean more jobs in the N-R-V over the long haul.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/File Tape;]

Volvo has signed a new contract to deliver completed trucks to customers around the nation. Beginning later this year, Swift Transportation will be hiring between 100 and 150 long-haul drivers, and 50 support staffers. Company officials say this agreement will benefit the area better because Swift employs mostly local workers, while Volvo's current transportation company uses a nationwide network of drivers. They add that with the new agreement, finished trucks will likely get to dealers and customers at least two days sooner.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


In other business news, The April unemployment report will be released later today.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((> ALL EYES WILL BE ON THIS MORNING'S APRIL UNEMPLOYMENT REPORT. > > ECONOMISTS EXPECT TODAY'S REPORT TO SHOW THE ECONOMY ADDED 170-THOUSAND > JOBS LAST MONTH. IN MARCH, THE ECONOMY ADDED 308-THOUSAND JOBS, THE > BIGGEST IN ALMOST FOUR YEARS. > ECONOMISTS SAY A STRONG JOBS REPORT WILL MAKE IT MORE LIKELY THE FED WILL > HIKE INTEREST RATES SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. > > ON WALL STRET, INVESTORS SHIED AWAY BECAUSE OF RISING OIL PRICES AND FEARS > OF HIGHER INTEREST RATES > > THE DOW SLID 69 POINTS > > THE NASDAQ FELL BACK 19 > > > ANOTHER MAJOR AIRLINES IS PASSING ALONG THE HIGHER PRICE OF JET FUEL TO > THE CONSUMER. > > AMERICAN AIRLINES IS HIKING MOST FARES BY 2 DOLLARS EACH WAY DUE TO HIGHER > OIL PRICES. > > CRUDE OIL FLIRTED WITH 40 DOLLARS A BARREL YESTERDAY ON CONCERN SUPPLIES > WILL BE WEAK DURING THE PEAK SUMMER DRIVING SEASON. > > > MORTGAGE RATES ARE HIGHER FOR THE SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE WEEK. THE AVERAGE > RATE FOR A 30 YEAR LOAN IS 6.12 PERCENT UP FROM 6.01 PERCENT LAST WEEK .. > THAT'S THE HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE SEPTEMBER. > > THE MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATIONS SAYS APPLICATIONS FOR HOMES AND > REFINANCING JUMPED LAST WEEK AS AMERICANS RUSHED TO LOCK IN RATES AHEAD OF > A POSSIBLE INTEREST RATE HIKE BY THE FED. > > THE FORMER HEADS OF TYCO WILL BE BACK IN COURT TODAY. DENNISS KOZLOWSKI > AND MARK SWARTZ WILL GO BEFORE NEW YORK SUPREME COURT JUDGE MICHAEL OBUS. > OBUS WILL SET A SCHEDULE FOR THEIR SECOND TRIAL. LAST MONTH, THE JUDGE > OBUS DECLARED A MISTRIAL IN THE TYCO CASE AFTER NEWS AGENCIES IDENTIFIED > ONE JUROR. KOZLOWLSKI AND SWARTZ ARE ACCUSED OF LOOTING TYCO OF 600 > MILLION DOLLARS. > > FIND OUT MORE AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[Morning-After]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


The Food and Drug Administration has refused to allow over-the-counter sales of morning-after birth control, at least for now.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The F-D-A says it's concerned that young teens wouldn't be able to safely use the pills without a doctor's advice.
Conservatives say easier access to the pill would encourage unsafe sex.
But supporters say it could prevent thousands of abortions.
The F-D-A has left the door open for the drug's manufacturer, Barr Laboratories, to try again.
(------------)


[11City-Voting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-53 TC1:59:47]
[GRAPHIC=election 2004]
[ENG#=2]


Roanoke election officials and supporters of Alice Hincker's campaign for mayor have taken a closer look at a voting machine that apparently malfunctioned on Tuesday.
But they still don't know why it failed to record any votes for the Republican candidate.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Election officials confirmed that the number of votes appearing on the machine counter matched what was reported on Tuesday.
But election laws prohibit them from looking inside the machine.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Now if it was left up to me]

((REV. CARL TINSLEY/ELECTORAL BOARD SECRETARY: NOW IF IT WAS LEFT UP TO ME, I WANT TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED AND WE WOULD HAVE DONE THAT TODAY, BUT WE NEED TO WAIT FIFTEEN DAYS BEFORE WE CAN DO ANYTHING.)) ((BRIAN GOTTSTEIN/HINCKER CAMPAIGN MANAGER: EVERYBODY WANTS TO MOVE ON FROM ELECTION DAY, BUT THE ISSUE, I DON'T FEEL I CAN GET A STRAIGHT ANSWER THAT THIS DIDN'T HAPPEN IN OTHER MACHINES.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Carl Tinsley/Electoral Board Secretary; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Gottstein/Hincker Campaign Manager; :10]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=that this didn't happen in other machines.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Hincker has ten days to contest the election results.
(------------)



[11Quarry]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC 13:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

Some Botetourt County residents hope to put developers of a proposed quarry in between a rock and a hard place.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

The group, North Botetourt Concerned Citizens wants to put a stop to a plan to rezone more than 300-acres of land. Timber Ridge Properties wants to open a stone quarry and processing plant. The quarry would be adjacent to the Santana Farm Quarry, on the other side of Catawba Creek. Residents worry the quarry would contaminate the creek and add truck traffic to an already busy route 220.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@19:27:07.24/tape1]
[IN Q=There are a number...]

((JONNIE SPEIGHT, CONCERNED CITIZEN: THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SINKHOLES IN THE AREA, THERE ARE ABOUT 19-CAVES. EVEN A MINOR DISTURBANCE IN THE KARST GEOLOGY CAN CAUSE MAJOR DAMAGE AND IF YOU GOT TWO QUARRIES OPERATING AT THE SAME TIME, YOU'VE GOT A GREATER POTENTIAL FOR AN EVEN GREATER PROBLEM.))
[SUPER=01-Jonnie Speight/Concerned Citizen;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUTQ=... greater problem.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

A representative for Timber Ridge Properties says the project is a good thing for the area. He says the quarry would bring jobs to the area and increase the county's tax base. The planning commission meeting is Monday, May 10th at six o'clock in Botetourt's Old District Courthouse.
(------------)



[11Big-Tom]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=04-16 TC24:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


The race for a million dollars is coming down to the wire on Survivor: All Stars, but a local contestant won't be there.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-"Survivor" - CBS]

Tom Buchanan, better known as "Big Tom" was voted off during last night's show. The Smyth County farmer got the boot after "Boston Rob" played him against Rupert. Tom originally played on Survivor Africa, he didn't win that game either. The final episode of this season's Survivor is here on your Hometown Station at 8 Sunday night.
(------------)
(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]

[2-11Craig-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC34:48]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]
[ENG#=4]


This was not the first time a military jet went down in this part of the state.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co./July 23, 1993;]


A Navy A-6 Intruder from Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach went down on Shawver's Mountain in the summer of 1993.
Authorities had to hike eight miles through dense woods to reach the smoldering wreckage.
The pilot and navigator both died in the crash.
The Navy took the A-6 out of service several years ago.
(------------)



[11Pig-Kissing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sra]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC1:09:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]

School principals do a lot of unusual things to to inspire their kids. In Roanoke yesterday, one principal had to make good on a promise to kiss a pig.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The Accelerated Reader program was introduced to Fairview Magnet Elementary School to get students excited about reading. The students had to read five thousand books and pass a test. They exceeded expectations, reading more than SIX- thousand books. As a reward, the principal had to pucker-up for a pig. The program has been declared a success, and the school intends to use it next year.
(------------)
(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]