[Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=1]


The first court-martial in the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal is set to begin.
Earlier today, three soldiers accused of abusing prisoners appeared for arraignment, but deferred entering pleas.
Another hearing is scheduled June 21st.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=03-Hyndman, PA; :27]
[SUPER=10-Lynndie England/372nd Military Police Company/KCNC; :53]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=Sirgany, for News 7.]

(( WORLD MEDIA HAS CONVERGED ON COALITION HEADQUARTERS IN BAGHDAD.. FOR THE COURT MARTIAL OF THE SOLDIER ACCUSED OF TAKING SOME OF THESE PHOTOS.
ARMY SPECIALIST JEREMY SIVITS FACES THREE COUNTS OF MISCONDUCT FOR HIS ROLE IN THE ALLEGED MISTREATMENT OF IRAQI DETAINEES INSIDE ABU GHRAIB PRISON.
THE 24 YEAR OLD HAS COOPERATED WITH INVESTIGATORS. HE IS EXPECTED TO PLEAD GUILTY AND TESTIFY AGAINST SOLDIERS FACING MORE SERIOUS CRIMINAL CHARGES.

(NAT-Sivits vigil)

IN SIVITS HOMETOWN OF HYNDMAN, PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS GATHERED FOR A VIGIL TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE RESERVIST TRAINED AS A MECHANIC.. NOT A PRISON GUARD. HE FACES UP TO A YEAR IN PRISON IF FOUND GUILTY.
TODAY A JUDGE ARRAIGNED THREE OTHER MEMBERS OF HIS MILITARY POLICE UNIT THEY DEFFERED THEIR PLEAS UNTIL NEXT MONTH. SOME OF THE SOLDIERS CONTEND THEY WERE JUST FOLLOWING ORDERS.

(Pfc. Lynndie England, 372nd Military Police Company)
(Courtesy KCNC)
ENGLAND SOT: 10:44:06 To all of us who have been charged, we all agree

that we don't feel like we were doing things we weren't supposed to because we were told to do them.
WHILE THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION SAYS THE ABUSE WAS LIMITED TO A HANDFUL OF SOLDIERS.. THE RED CROSS AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ALLEGE THE PROBLEM IS MORE WIDESPREAD.
STAND-UP CLOSE: HERE IN WASHINGTON LAWMAKERS CONTINUE THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT HAPPENED INSIDE ABU GHARIB. TODAY A SENATE PANEL CALLS THREE TOP U-S GENERALS IN IRAQ TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MISTREATMENT OF PRISONERS. ALLEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, THE PENATGON. ))

[911-Hearings]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=911]
[ENG#=2]


Today former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani testifies before the 9-11 commission.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The panel is in New York for a two- day hearing focused on the city's emergency response to the attacks. On Monday, some commission members criticized the city's former police and fire chiefs for a lack of cooperation between their departments.
Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge is also scheduled to testify, along with Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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[Holiday-Travel]


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


While gas prices are skyrocketing, airfare and the cost of a hotel stay are heading in the same direction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


But officials with the Travel Industry Association of America predict the summer travel season will begin "with a bang", with a strong Memorial Day Weekend.
And Triple- A is expecting nearly 37 million people to travel at least 50 miles away from home.
That means an increase of more than three and a half percent over last year's numbers.
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[VOBGas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices 4140]
[ENG#=4]


Meanwhile, Triple A says the cost of gas may go higher around the upcoming holiday weekend. In Virginia, the average price is now a dollar-89 per gallon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The cost is forcing motorists like Lara Bingeman to scale down.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're actually]

((WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING FROM AN EXPEDITION TO AN EXPLORER -- SOMETHING THAT'LL GET A LITTLE MORE MILEAGE AND SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO DO BETTER THAN THE GAS PRICES THAN WHAT THEY ARE NOW))
[SUPER=01-Lara Bingeman/Trading in SUV;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=than what they are now.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

And she doesn't appear to be alone. James Graham of Duncan Mitsubishi in Salem says sales for his SMALLER S-U-Vs have actually gone up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We've had a very]

((WE'VE HAD A VERY GOOD MONTH SO FAR, AND WE ATTRIBUTE THAT TO OUR SMALLER SUV SALES, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE AMERICA'S NOT GONE GIVE UP ON THEIR SUV'S RIGHT NOW, REGARDLESS WHAT GAS PRICES ARE NOW))
[SUPER=01-James Graham/Duncan Finance Director;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=what gas prices are now.]
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[VO-NAT]

At the same time, many car dealers fear that as gas prices continue to soar, that sales for even the SMALLER S-U-Vs could eventually take a hit.
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[11Goins]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-22 TC02:53]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]
[ENG#=1]


A man accused of killing his cousin faces 43 years in prison for the crime.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle]

Yesterday, 48-year-old Milon (my-lan) Rube Goins pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of second degree murder in the August 2003 death of David Bowman. The men were cousins and witnesses say in the moments leading up to the shooting everyone was joking around.
The family has been torn apart by the murder.
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[SOT@9:23:50:02]
[IN Q=I'm just very...]

((BARBARA FALLIN, GOINS' SISTER: I'M JUST VERY MUCH SORRY THIS IS ALL HAPPENING. WE ALL ARE. AND I KNOW MY BROTHER IS VERY MUCH SORRY FOR WHAT HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Fallin/Goins' Sister]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=... for what happened.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Judge will sentence Goins on August 24th, nearly a year after the murder.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]


In business news, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan will serve another term.
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=1:35]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((FOUR MORE YEARS FOR ALAN GREENSPAN.
PRESIDENT BUSH HAS TAPPED THE 78 YEAR OLD GREENSPAN FOR A FIFTH FOUR YEAR TERM AS CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE. GREENSPAN HAS BEEN HEAD OF THE FED FOR 17 YEARS AND COUNTING.
IN A STATEMENT PRESIDENT BUSH SAID GREENSPAN HAS DONE A ``superb job'' IN GUIDING THE U-S ECONOMY. THE SENATE IS EXPECTED TO SIGN OFF ON HIS RE-APPOINTMENT.
MARTHA STEWART'S TELEVISION SHOW IS SIGNING OFF... WITH ITS STAR FACING A POSSIBLE PRISON SENTENCE, HER COMPANY HAS CANCELED THE MARTHA STEWART LIVING TELEVISION SHOW FOR NEXT SEASON. HER COMPANY WILL TAKE A SECOND QUARTER CHARGE OF 2 MILLION DOLLARS STEMMING FROM THE DECISION TO PUT THE PROGRAM ON HIATUS STEWART WILL BE SENTENCED JUNE 17TH FOR HER FELONY CONVICTION IN CONNECTION WITH THE IMCLONE STOCK TRADING SCANDAL.
ON WALL STREET THE BUYERS TIPTOED BACK TO THE MARKET AS GLOBAL STOCK MARKETS STABILIZED. THE DOW MOVED UP 61 POINTS WHILE THE NASDAQ CLIMBED 21.
ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST: MARSH AND MCLENNAN THE WORLD'S LARGEST INSURANCE BROKERAGE SAID IT AGREED TO BUY THE SECURITY COMPANY KROLL FOR 1.9 BILLION DOLLARS IN CASH. HEWLETT PACKARD SAID SALES TOTALED 20 BILLION DOLLARS IN THE LATEST QUARTER, PROFITS WERE RIGHT ON TARGET WITH WALL STREET ESTIMATES. AND THE COMPUTER CHIP EQUIPMENT MAKER APPLIED MATERIALS SAID SALES TOPPED 2 BILLION DOLLARS .. PROFITS ALSO BEAT WALL STREET ESTIMATES...
TRACK YOUR STOCKS AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS.))




(tape tosses to stocks)

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


[11B'burg-Sewer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=504-04 1;05:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

Though the sewer plans have been scrapped, Blacksburg's mayor wants to keep the project from going down the drain.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Mayor Roger Hedgepeth says another engineering study needs to be done. The council just canceled a project that would have brought a 12 mile line to Toms Creek after candidates against the project were voted into office in the May election.
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[SOT: 57:58:00 ]
[IN Q=This does not]

((ROGER HEDGEPETH:THIS DOES NOT NEGATE THE FACT THAT THE GRAVITY SEWER IS STILL NEEDED, VERY MUCH NEEDED AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN DO ANOTHER STUDY BY A REPUTABLE OUTSIDE ENGINEERING FIRM WITH A NATIONAL REPUTATION.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Hedgepeth/Blacksburg Mayor;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=national reputation.]
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[VO-NAT]

Hedgepeth wants the firm to study the entire drainage area, including Montgomery County. He says it should help decide once and for all where to put a sewer line and what type of system should be used.
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[11Monty-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC46:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Thanks to the new budget, Montgomery County teachers can expect a larger-than-normal pay increase.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Now that the state budget numbers are in, the county has learned it is getting two-point-six million dollars more than expected for its schools.
Local leaders say extra funds will help the board fund a 7 percent increase in salaries.
That compares to raises of about 2 percent over the last two years.
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[11Trollinger]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC27:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


The City of Martinsville is losing its superintendent to another area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape]


Ira Trollinger announced yesterday he will resign effective July first.
He's leaving to take a similar job in McDowell County North Carolina.
Trollinger has been Martinsville's school superintendent for eight years.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


The school board will soon begin the task of finding a replacement.

(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[COMM][Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


In business news, President Bush has renominated Alan Greenspan to a fifth - four year term as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. A White House spokesman says the President wants the 78 year old Greenspan to continue to serve as head of the nation's central bank for as long as possible. Greenspan has just a month left in his current term. It's widely expected that he'll step down in two years, when his term as a Fed governor expires. Now here's a look at your local stocks.
(Kim tosses to stocks)

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


[6-F15-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-17 TC06:46]
[GRAPHIC=F15 Crash]
[ENG=#3]

Nearly two weeks after a military jet crashed near a home in Franklin County, the owners have returned to the property. And even though rescue crews and investigators are long gone, Julie and Robert Paulitzky say they are certainly not alone. Shannon Young has their story.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Although the sign outside...]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co; :00]
[SUPER=04-May 6; :13]
[SUPER=01-Robert Paulitzky/Homeowner; :23]
[SUPER=01-Julie Paulitzky/Homeowner; :49]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=Shannon Young, News 7 Franklin Co.]

((Although the sign outside Julie and Robert Paulitzky's home reads "Dew Drop In", the Franklin County couple never dreamed their list of unannounced visitors would include an F-15 fighter jet. In the early evening of May 6th, an Air Force jet on a low altitude mission crashed into the ground just yards from the house. Robert had gone outside to watch the plane pass.
[IN Q=43:35 - 43:57]
[IN Q=MY FIRST FEELINGS WERE NOBODY COULD HAVE SURVIVED THAT CRASH...]

((ROBERT PAULITZKY/HOMEOWNER: MY FIRST FEELINGS WERE NOBODY COULD HAVE SURVIVED THAT CRASH... A FIREBALL... I'VE GOTTA GET OUT OF HERE.)) [RUNS:22]
[OUT Q=I've gotta get out of here.]

Julie was in the bedroom resting when she heard the plane go over.
[SOT 44:41 - 44:58]
[IN Q=And I said, boy he's low...]

((JULIE PAULITZKY/HOMEOWNER: AND I SAID, BOY, HE'S LOW. THEN THERE WAS A VROOM, VROOM AND THE HOUSE SHOOK VIOLENTLY AND I RAN OUTSIDE AND WE STARTED PUTTING OUT THE FIRES.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=putting out the fires.]

Neighbors immediately showed up to help. Emergency crews and the Air Force weren't far behind.
[SOT 45:12 - 45:20]
[IN Q=The flames and the fuel were awful...]

((JULIE: THE FLAMES AND THE FUEL WERE AWFUL. I HAPPENED TO HAVE SOME MASKS SO I'M HANDING OUT MASKS TO EVERYBODY!)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=I'm handing out masks to everybody!]

The pilots had ejected safely. No one was injured. The Paulitzkys, who are still finding pieces of wreckage, say they're amazed but not surprised. Just two hours before the crash they'd returned from a week away, a week during which they'd focused on prayer.
[SOT 46:14 - 46:21]
[IN Q=And then, when we returned...]

((JULIE: AND THEN, WHEN WE RETURNED THERE WAS AN F-15 IN OUR FRONT YARD! AND WE WERE PROTECTED SO... PRAYER WORKS...)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=So, prayer works...]))

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