[Iraq]

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It could be a significant moment in George Bush's Presidency and his re-election effort.
Tonight the President is making the first of a series of speeches about the future of Iraq.
And, a long- awaited U-N resolution is expected to be introduced today.
Brian Andrews has an update.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Evan Bayh/(D) Indiana; :23]
[SUPER=10-Sen. Lyndsey Graham/(R) South Carolina/Fox News Sunday; :38]
[SUPER=10-Rep. Duncan Hunter/(R) California/NBC-Meet the Press; :43]
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(( PRESIDENT BUSH LAUNCHING A MAJOR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFENSIVE TONIGHT...
THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF SPEECHES TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EXPLAINING HIS PLANS FOR TURNING OVER CONTROL OF IRAQ TO ITS OWN PEOPLE BY JUNE 30TH.
BUT WITH THE DAILY VIOLENCE, A CLIMBING U.S. CASUALTY COUNT... AND REVELATIONS OF IRAQI PRISONER ABUSE... THE DETAILS OF THE NEW IRAQI DEMOCRACY SEEM TO HAVE TAKE A BACK SEAT.

(Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN))
BAYH SOT: the president needs to lay out a comprehensive strategy for

success in iraq. first and foremost how we are going to establish security there.
SOME ON CAPITOL HILL SAY SECURING IRAQ WILL TAKE MORE U-S TROOPS WHILE OTHERS WANT TO SEE IRAQI FORCES STEP UP TO THE PLATE.

(Sen. Lyndsey Graham (R-SC))

((Courtesy: FOX NEWS SUNDAY))
GRAHAM SOT: we're putting too much pressure on the men and women in

uniform. We need more of them, sooner rather than later.

(Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA))
(COURTESY: NBC/MEET THE PRESS)



HUNTER SOT: we've got to make, along with the political handoff, we've

got to make a military handoff. It's time to put some weight on the shoulders of the Iraqi military.

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AT THE UNITED NATIONS TODAY.. THE U-S AND BRITIAN WILL INTRODUCE A NEW RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF POWER. AT A CLOSED DOOR SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING THE DEBATE IS EXPECTED TO FOCUS ON HOW MUCH POWER IRAQS CARETAKER GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE AND HOW LONG FOREIGN.. MOSTLY U-S TROOPS.. WILL STAY IN THE COUNTRY.

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FIGURING OUT EXACTLY WHO WILL SERVE IN THE INTERIM GOVERNMENT HAS FALLEN TO U-N ENVOY LAKDHAR BRAHIMI. HES BEEN MEETING WITH IRAQI LEADERS TO TRY AND GET BROAD AGREEMENT ON THE SHAPE OF THE GOVERNMENT THAT WILL SERVE UNTIL IRAQ CAN HOLD ELECTIONS.
STAND-UP CLOSE: AND THERE'S NEW INFORMATION THIS MORNING ON THE IRAQI PRISONER ABUSE SCANDAL... A PUBLISHED REPORT SAYS THE SAME MILITARY INTELLIGENCE UNIT WHO HANDLED INTERROGATIONS AT ABU GHRAIB PRISON, OVERSAW THE QUESTIONING OF PRISONERS HELD AT A PRISON IN AFGHANISTAN 2 YEARS AGO WHERE TWO DEATHS ARE BEING INVESTIGATED AS HOMICIDES. BRIAN ANDREWS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON. ))


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Gas prices are high, but still climbing.
There's been a 14- cent- per gallon increase across the country in the past two weeks.
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Now the high cost of gas is fueling worry about the U-S and world economy. High oil prices have played a role in four of the last five U-S recessions.
Saudi Arabia pledged to boost oil production next month, but analysts say the benefits won't reach consumers until the peak driving season is over.
Meanwhile, finance ministers from eight leading industrial nations are warning that soaring oil prices will undercut global economic growth.
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Authorities believe alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal accident in Franklin County.
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[TAKE MAP FS] 19-year-old Matthew Frank Nichols of Glade Hill was driving on Webster's Road just after five o'clock yesterday morning. According to state police, Nichols ran off the road, overcorrected and ran off the road again, hitting a utility pole.
His pick-up truck then burst into flames.
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Police say Nichols was wearing his seatbelt and he was the only person in the vehicle.

[VOB-Bennett]


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Two years after a woman from Franklin County was found murdered in North Carolina her killer remains on the loose.
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Stephanie Bennett was a graduate of Franklin County High School and Roanoke College.
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/2002;]

Her job took her to Raleigh, and two years ago this month, police found her strangled to death in her North Carolina apartment. Bennett's mother says she feels confident her daughter's killer will one day be found. In the meantime, she encourages parents everywhere to treasure the time they have with their children.
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[IN Q=If you have children just]

((MOLLIE HODGES/STEPHANIE BENNETT'S MOTHER: IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN JUST MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM EVERY DAY HOW MUCH YOU LOVE THEM, HOW PROUD YOU ARE OF THEM AND DON'T EVER THINK IF CAN'T HAPPEN TO YOUR CHILD BECAUSE I NEVER DREAMED IT WOULD HAPPEN TO ME.))
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[TAKE FS] A golf tournament to raise money for a scholarship in Stephanie's name will be held on June 13th at Mariner's Landing.
For more information or to register call 540-483-4777
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Beginning today, cell phone customers can keep the same number when switching to new wireless carriers.
It also lets them transfer the number from a traditional landline phone to a cellphone in the same area.
The portability rules went into effect last November in the 100 cities with the most people, and now it's expanding to the rest of the country.

[Box-Office]


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"Shrek 2" is the number one movie at the box office.
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The computer-animated feature pulled in more than 104 million dollars this weekend. That places it second to only ``Spider-Man'' from 2002 in the ranking for biggest three-day tally in movie history.
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[SUPER=77-''Shrek 2''/104.3/''Troy''/23.8/''Van Helsing''/10.1/''Mean Girls''/6.9/Man on Fire/3.5;]

Last week's number one movie, "Troy" fell to second place. "Van Helsing", "Mean Girls" and "Man on Fire" rounded out the top five.
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[Marketwatch]


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In business news, the former Chairman of New York Stock Exchange faces a possible lawsuit. And Martha Stewart could get a new trial.
Jean Lee has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((The markets squeaked by with gains on Friday, with the Dow closing off its session highs, gaining 29 points, while the Nasdaq added 15.
New York State officials could file a lawsuit against Dick Grasso come Monday. A source familiar with the situation, says the suit is expected to target the former Chairman of New York Stock Exchange, as well as two or three exchange executives, who were instrumental in approving Grasso's controversial $180 million compensation package.
Shares of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO) surged 10-percent surged on news, that federal prosecutors have filed perjury charges against a forsenic expert with the Secret Service, who testified during her trial. Larry Stewart - no relation to Martha -- has been charged with 2 counts of perjury. Experts say Martha Stewart's lawyers can now argue for a new trial, and failing that, use the perjury charges as means toward an appeal.
Time Warner Chairman and CEO Dick Parsons, got a much warmer reception at its shareholders meeting on Friday, than he did a year ago, when the company's stock was slumping, and shareholders were unhappy with America Online's performance. TIME WARNER says it SEES NO MAJOR ASSET SALES IN 2004. Parsons also said his company would "love to have a close relationship with animation company Pixar, which is ending its partnership with Disney.
Get up to date on all the latest business news, by clicking on to CBS.MW.Com
In NY I'm JL.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

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


[National-Storms]


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The midwest is reeling after days of tornadoes and flooding--
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In Iowa, floodwater has turned roads into rivers, and damaged hundreds of homes.
The flooding also shut down a local movie theater.
The National Weather service says severe storms spawned more than a dozen tornadoes.
One person was killed after their vehicle was washed off the bridge.
[SUPER=03-Gurnee, IL;]


In suburban Chicago, people were preparing last night for another round of severe weather.
Nearly 300 volunteers have been working since Saturday, filling sandbags, trying to stay one step ahead of the floodwater.
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[11Hollins-Graduation]


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Hollins University held its first commencement ceremony since the death of its late president Nora Kizer Bell. More than 200-students graduated yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The shade found under trees in the university's quadrangle provided welcomed relief from yesterday's heat. Author and Hollins alumna Elizabeth Forsythe-Hailey served as commencement speaker. She reminded the crowd that the joyful occasion was shadowed by the absence of Hollin's former president.
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[IN Q=Living with loss is]

((ELIZABETH FORSYTHE HAILEY: LIVING WITH LOSS IS A LESSON YOU'VE HAD TO LEARN EARLIER THAN MOST OF YOUR COUNTERPARTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BUT IF YOU SENSE NORA'S PRESENCE HERE TODAY AS STRONGLY AS I DO YOU HAVE ALSO LEARNED THAT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU NEVER REALLY LEAVE YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey/Hollins University Commencement Speaker;]
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[OUT Q=never really leave you]
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Nora Kizer Bell died in January of complications from pneumonia. The senior class raised more than 16- thousand dollars ... which was then matched by a 25- thousand dollar gift to the school in Bell's name. A university spokesman says more than a hundred qualified applicants have been interviewed to fill Bell's position, and a replacement could be named as early as this summer. In the meantime, Doctor Wayne Markert is serving as acting president of the university.
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[11Music-Trail]


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Galax's Old Fiddlers Convention is just one event that has been bringing music lovers to Southwest Virginia for years, but now a new tourism effort is expected to have fans flocking there year round.
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Last week, Governor Warner signed legislation creating Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.
Dubbed "The Crooked Road," the trail will links bluegrass and country music venues in southwest Virginia.
And representatives of the Blue Ridge Institute were recently honored at the White House for their role in developing another heritage tourism project, the Blue Ridge Music Trail.
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[IN Q=The idea is]

((VAUGHN WEBB/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE: THE IDEA IS THAT YOU TAKE THE CULTURAL RESOURCES THAT YOU HAVE IN A REGION AND YOU DON'T SELL YOUR SOUL TO THE TOURISM INDUSTRY, YOU TAKE WHAT YOU HAVE AND YOU PACKAGE IT IN A WAY THAT APPEALS TO PEOPLE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR AMERICANA IF YOU WILL, AND AUTHENTIC AMERICANA.))
[SUPER=01-Vaughn Webb/Blue Ridge Institute]
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[OUT Q=authentic Americana.]
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The Blue Ridge Music trail includes 200 sites where visitors can hear authentic music from the region.
(Kim tosses to bump)

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In business news, Falling oil prices gave stocks a boost on Friday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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((THE NASDAQ RALLIED FRIDAY AND THE BROADER MARKET POSTED MORE MUTED GAINS.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS ROSE 29-POINTS.... BUT ENDED LOWER FOR THE WEEK. IT'S THE FOURTH STRAIGHT WEEKLY LOSS.
THE NASDAQ GAINED 15.


THE MARKET WAS HELPED BY A SECOND STRAIGHT DROP IN OIL PRICES. CRUDE FUTURES FELL 87-CENTS, SETTLING BELOW 40-DOLLARS A BARREL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MAY 10TH.
THAT'S AS SAUDI ARABIA PROPOSED HIKING CRUDE OUTPUT BY OVER TWO-MILLION BARRELS PER DAY AND SAID IT HAD ALREADY SUBSTANTIALLY BOOSTED SUPPLIES IN A BID TO LOWER PRICES.


FEDERAL PROSECUTORS SAY A SECRET SERVICE EMPLOYEE INVOLVED IN THE GOVERNMENT'S CASE AGAINST MARTHA STEWART HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH PERJURY.
SHARES OF MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMEDIA JUMPED 10-PERCENT ON THE NEWS, ON THE HOPE THAT HER CONVICTION COULD BE OVERTURNED... AND SHE COULD RETURN TO A MORE PROMINENT ROLE WITH THE COMPANY.
IN THE TRIAL, LARRY STEWART, WHO IS NOT RELATED TO MARTHA, TESTIFIED AS AN EXPERT WITNESS ABOUT THE INK ON A WORKSHEET MAINTAINED BY MARTHA STEWART'S BROKER.


U-S E-COMMERCE JUMPED 28-POINT-ONE PERCENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER... TO 15-AND-A-HALF BILLION DOLLARS COMPARED TO A YEAR EARLIER.
THIS EXCLUDES SALES OF TICKETS, TRAVEL, FINANCIAL SERVICES AND PORNOGRAPHY.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [WINNER]


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Work on Pulaski's new business park has finally begun.
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Construction crews are now putting in water and sewer lines and Internet cables. Officials say the 133 acre site will house a new engineering firm and construction company by next January. That's another 25 jobs for the region. Town officials say in the last week, they've had two major prospects look at the land for future businesses.
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((JOHN HAWLEY: WHAT WE'RE AFTER HERE IS JOB CREATION. I THINK THE TRANSITION THAT WE'RE SEEING NOW, THE LOSS OF JOBS THAT WE'VE HAD. WE JUST NEED TO HAVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM TO COME. THE TWO COMPANIES THAT WE SHOWED LAST WEEK WOULD BRING SEVERAL HUNDRED JOBS TO THE AREA. AND THAT'S THE THING WE'RE LOOKING AT. ))
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The town also unveiled a brand new fire truck last week. The 250-thousand dollar pumper is replacing a vehicle more than 30 years old.
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Some dedicated residents have charted a new course for a park in the New River Valley.
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"Pathways" is a volunteer environmental organization. The 40- odd members of the group have a number of projects underway - including the revitalization of Wildwood Park.
The 50-acre wood-land park sits on the east-end of the city near Radford High School.
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((LAURIE BUCHWALD/PATHWAYS MEMBER: WE HAVE NOW FOREST SERVICE GRADE PATHWAYS FOR WALKING AND HIKING AS WELL AS THE MAIN RIVERWAY THAT GOES RIGHT THROUGH IT. IT'S ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.))
[SUPER=01-Laurie Buchwald/Pathways Member;]
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Buchwald (Buck- wald) says the group has also added handicap access to the park. (------------)