President Bush wants quick action against those responsible for the weekend terror attacks in Israel.
He's questioning Yasser Arafat's control over Palestinians after the suicide bombings killed 26 people and injured 200.
Arafat is ordering dozens of Islamic militants to be arrested... and promises harsh action.
Meanwhile, there's speculation that U-S Marines will soon take on the Taliban in Kandahar.
U-S warplances are continuing to strike caves in Afghanistan in the hopes that they'll hit Osama bin Laden and his Al-Quaida network where they hide.
Chris Lawrence has more on the war from Washington.
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[IN Q=More armoured vehicles]
[OUT Q=back to you.]
((MORE ARMOURED VEHICLES -- SOME OF THEM EQUIPPED WITH ANTI-TANK WEAPONS
-- ARRIVED AT A U.S. MARINE BASE IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN TODAY. THE
MILITARY BUILDUP THERE IS FUELING SPECULATION THE MARINES WILL SOON TAKE
ON THE TALIBAN IN NEARBY KANDAHAR.
MEANWHILE, U.S. WARPLANES CONTINUE TO STRIKE CAVES IN THE TORA-BORA
REGION NEAR JALALABAD. THAT'S WHERE THE PENTAGON SUSPECTS OSAMA BIN
LADEN AND HIS AL-QAIDA NETWORK ARE HIDING.
BUT AFGHAN OFFICIALS CLAIM THE U.S. IS TARGETING THE WRONG SITES -- AND
KILLING MANY CIVILIANS IN THE PROCESS.
AS THE U.S. TRIES TO WIPE OUT TERRORISM IN AFGHANISTAN, OFFICIALS ARE
ALSO KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THE MIDDLE EAST.
ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER, ARIEL SHARON, RETURNED HOME TODAY TO MEET WITH
HIS CABINET ... AFTER HE CUT SHORT HIS VISIT TO THE WHITE HOUSE. AT
LEAST 25 PEOPLE IN ISRAEL WERE KILLED -- AND NEARLY 200 INJURED -- IN A
RASH OF SUICIDE BOMBINGS OVER THE WEEKEND. THE MILITANT GROUP -- HAMAS
-- IS CLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THOSE ATTACKS.
ISRAEL AND THE U.S. ARE NOW CALLING ON PALESTINIAN LEADER, YASSER
ARAFAT, TO CRACK DOWN ON KNOWN TERRORISTS.
(SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH)
ARAFAT HAS SINCE ORDERED DOZENS OF ARRESTS -- AND HAS PROMISED HARSH
ACTION IN THE FUTURE.
BUT ISRAEL'S NOT CONVINCED. HARD-LINERS ARE DEMANDING ARAFAT'S REMOVAL,
AND THEY WANT TO SEE ISRAELI TROOPS DEPLOYED IN PALESTINIAN-CONTROLLED
Fires are still smoldering beneath the wreckage at the World Trade Center in New York.
Firefighters are having a hard time getting to them because they're burning under layers of steel and concrete.
As Thalia Assuras explains, it may be months before the fires can be put out.
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[IN Q=It's basically]
[SUPER=01-Glenn Corbett/Fire Expert; :00]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
[OUT Q=Thalia Assuras, CBS News, New York.]
(((SOT:Glenn Corbett/John Jay College of Criminal Justice)
"It's basically a fire that's burning without flames. It's a glowing
type of combustion."
(TRACK) ALMOST THREE MONTHS AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF WORLD TRADE CENTER,
SMOKE IS STILL RISING FROM FIRES DEEP BENEATH THE RUBBLE AT GROUND
ZERO...FUELED BY THE STAPLES OF OFFICE LIFE.
(SOT: Glenn Corbett/John Jay College of Criminal Justice))
As youo would imagine, everything that was in the building is down
there. There's tables, there's chairs, there's people's photographs,
there's decorative trim, there's a variety of materials that would burn
(TRACK) PROFESSOR GLENN CORBETT STUDIES FIRES AND IS A NEW JERSEY FIRE
CAPTAIN. HE SAYS FIREFIGHTERS HAVEN'T EVEN BEEN ABLE TO GET TO THE
FIRES BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN INSULATED BY TONS OF STEEL AND STRUCTUAL
"The materials are in fact buried way way down and it retains the heat
down there."It is a porous pile. There's holes in the piles, enough
that oxgygen can apparently get in there and allow the materials to
smolder for quite a bit of time."
THESE IMAGES, TAKEN IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER USING A THERMAL SENSOR,
SHOW HOT SPOTS WITH UNDERGROUND FIRES STILL BURNING.
LONG BURNING FIRES ARE NOT UNCOMMON, SOME LASTING FOR WEEKS, MONTHS -
EVEN YEARS. PERHAPS THE MOST FAMOUS IS THE STILL-BURNING FIRE AT A COAL
MINE IN CENTRALIA, PENNSYLVANIA. IT BEGAN IN 1962 AND THOUGH IT IS NOW
CONFINED TO ONE MASSIVE SECTION ....FUELED BY COAL AND OXYGEN... IT MAY
TAKE YEARS TO BURN OUT.
AT GROUND ZERO, CORBETT BELIEVES COMPLETELY REMOVING THE DEBRIS WILL
HELP FIREFIGHTERS CONTAIN THE BLAZES....BUT THAT COULD TAKE SEVERAL
(SOT:Glenn Corbett/John Jay College of Criminal Justice)
"The amount of materials that went down with the collapse is absolutely
tremendous and it wouldn't be unexpected to have this material burn down
there until they are removed from the site.")
The man who will succeed Dick Cranwell as the leader of the Democratic party in the House of Delegates will have his work cut out for him.
[SUPER=04-File Tape, 1995]
Yesterday, the Democrats selected 69th district delegate Frank Hall as the party's floor leader for the 2002 General Assembly.
Hall is a banker who has represented South Richmond for 25 years.
Vinton delegate Dick Cranwell retired rather than seeking re-election in a redrawn district.
The House will have 34 Democrats, 64 Republicans and two independents when the Assembly convenes on January Ninth.
Wooded areas seem to be the desired locations for many homebuilders.
This is especially true in Roanoke County-- where there are 35 at-risk or woodland communities with 18- hundred homes.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Month; ]
Roanoke County fire officials say if you do decide to build in a wooded area-- there are things you need to keep in mind to minimize the risk to your home in the event of a brush or forest fire.
For example... they advise using asphalt shingles and brick.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Poff/Battalion Chief; ]
((JUST USE..... IT THROUGH WILDFIRES.))
[OUT Q=through wildfires.]
Poff says if you'd like more information-- you can contact the Virginia Division of Forestry by phone or look up their site on the Internet.
Roanoke showcased the talent of young classical musicians this weekend.
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF ORCHESTRA PLAYING]
The Junior String Orchestra and the Roanoke Youth Symphony put on a performance yesterday afternoon at the Jefferson Center.
The young musicians spent months practicing under the leadership of the Roanoke Symphony.
The goal of this educational program is to groom the future stars of tomorrow.
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[SOT - 16:59:57]
[IN Q=I think today more than ever]
((DAVID WILEY/ROANOKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA; I THINK TODAY MORE THAN EVER THE ARTS ARE SO IMPORTANT IN THIS TIME OF INSECURITY AND THIS TIME OF CONFLICT, THAT THE ARTS ARE A NECCESSITY RATHER THAN A LUXURY.))
[SUPER=01-David Wiley/Roanoke Symphony Orchestra;]
[OUT Q=rather than a luxury.]
The youth symphony is made up of 80 student musicians ranging from ages 12 to 18 while the Junior String Orchestra is comprised of more than 35 "beginning to intermediate" string players.
Harry Potter is still number one at the box office.
[VO-NAT - 3:32:20]
[SUPER=04-"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"; HOT CHANGE]
The boy wizard tale took in 24-point-one million dollars to keep ''Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'' in the top spot for the third straight weekend.
But that's a 58 percent drop in gross receipts over last week's total.
The dip in ``Harry Potter'' ticket sales was expected, but it should see solid rebounds over Christmas and New Year's and is easily expected to be one of the top ten grossing films of all time.
[TAKE FS CHYRON]
[SUPER=77-Harry Potter/24.1/Behind Enemy Lines/19.2/Spy Game/11.2/Monsters, Inc/9.4/Black Knight/5.7;]
The Gene Hackman-Owen Wilson military drama ``Behind Enemy
Lines'' debuted in second place. ``Spy Game'' was third, followed by ''Monsters, Inc.'' and
In business news this morning, Ford Motor Company is expected to announce some cost-cutting measures this week.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]
(( GOOD MORNING THIS MONDAY THE 3RD OF DECEMBER.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
THE PLANS TO REVITILIZE FORD BY SHUTTING DOWN A PLANT OR TWO HAVE
LEAKED OUT FURTHER...
AND HUNDREDS OF LAYOFFS ARE APPARENTLY IN THE WORKS.
LOOK FOR FORD TO LAY OFF ABOUT 600 AT ITS EDISON NEW JERSEY TRUCK
PLANT, ..INCREASE HEALTH CARE PREMIUMS FOR SALARIED WORKERS.., AND
STOP THE 60 CENTS OF FORD STOCK MATCH FOR EMPLOYEE 401 K's.
THE COMPANY WILL ALSO FREEZE EXECUTIVE PAY ..
FIVE THOUSAND MACHINISTS AT JET-ENGINE MAKER PRATT AND WHITNEY
ARE ON STRIKE.
THE WALKOUT BEGAN THIS MORNING AT MIDNIGHT IN 4 PLANTS NEAR
ENRON HAS FILED FOR CHAPTER ELEVEN BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION.... AND
IS SUING THE MERGER PARTNER THAT BACKED OUT, AND MADE THE FILING ALL
BUT INEVITABLE LAST WEEK.
THE FILING IS THE NATION'S BIGGEST BANKRUPTCY EVER...
BANKRUPT INTERNET PROVIDER EXCITE-AT-HOME HAS PULLED THE PLUG ON
ITS BORADBAND NETWORK TO 850,000 AT T CUSTOMERS BUT REPORTEDLY STRCUK
DEALS WITH COMCAST AND COX TO KEEP SERVICE GOING.
AT T SAID IT MOVED ABOUT 10 PERCENT OF ITS EXCITE CUSTOMERS TO
ITS OWN CABLE SERVICE.
DON'T EXPECT PARTY TIME ON WALL STREET NEAR TERM JITTERS ABOUT
THE ECONOMY MAY PROMPT NERVOUS TRADERS TO LOCK IN PROFITS BY SELLING
TODAY WE GET NOVEMBER AUTO SALES..
OCTOBER PERSONAL INCOME AND SPENDING.. CONSTRUCTION SPENDING.. PLUS
THE LATEST ON THE ECONOMIC PULSE FROM THE PURCHASING MANAGERS.
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. A REAL DOWNER IN TOKYO AFTER THE
FAILURE OF ENRON.
AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
A local organization is hoping many in our community will decide to give the gift of life this holiday season.
[VO-NAT 500-07 36:07 ]
[00-01 tc 1:50:40]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;]
The need for bone marrow donors has been highlighted in our area with the story of little Henry Moore of Radford who's still waiting for the perfect match.
Next weekend-- area Rotary Clubs will team up with Lewis Gale Clinic so that people interested in helping others can be tested.
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[IN Q=The need is very great]
[SUPER=01-Rod Carter/Rotary Club]
((THE NEED IS VERY GREAT, MOST PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTS NOW BUT THEY'RE NOT AWARE OF WHERE THE MARROW COMES FROM THEY DON'T REALIZE IT'S FROM VOLUNTEERS... MOST OF THE TIME THERE'S A MATCH FROM FAMILY BUT MANY TIMES THERE ISN'T.))
[OUT Q=many times there is not.]
The blood draw will be held on Saturday at the Lewis Gale Foundation building from nine A-M to one P-M.
Christmas is racing towards us, and the Martinsville Speedway plans to come out up front.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape; ]
On Saturday-- the speedway will hold its annual toy drive for needy children.
Organizers say their goal is to help 12- hundred families...
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[IN Q=Our philosophy is that ]
[SUPER=01-Mike Smith/Martinsville Speedway; ]
((OUR PHILOSOPHY IS THAT IT DOESN'T COST A LOT OF MONEY TO MAKE A CHILD SMILE ON CHRISTMAS MORNING SO BARBIES ARE ALWAYS BIG, FOOTBALLS, BASKETBALLS.))
[OUT Q=footballs, basketballs.]
The toy drive will be held on Saturday from 9 a-m to 5 p-m at the Martinsville Speedway track.
Those who drop off a toy-- can also buy racing souvenirs at a discount price.
The Ronald McDonald house lit its Christmas Tree this weekend...
More than fifty people turned out for the charity's annual Christmas tree lightning ceremony.
A donation of five dollars allows someone to honor a loved one with a light on the tree.
They hoped to raise fifteen thousand dollars this year through the Lights of Love Program.
The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families of sick children.
(Marya tosses to bump)
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.
A convicted killer may finally lead local authorities to the body of one of his victims.
John (Coal-CLAY-sure) Colclasure is gravely ill and expects to die in prison.
Craig County officials say he recently told them he is ready to
tell where he buried the body of Gene McPherson, the brother of Sheriff B-B McPherson.
Sheriff McPherson says getting the body would lift a huge burden
on his family, but he's skeptical.
Colclasure pleaded guilty in 19-89 to killing McPherson as part
of a murder-for-hire plot.
The body was never found.
[GRAPHIC=Nat'l D-Day Memorial]
Bedford's National D-Day Memorial has launched an aggressive fund raising campaign, aimed at decreasing a five million dollar debt.
The foundation's president has mailed twenty-thousand letters, explaining the situation, and asking for donations of 250 dollars to pay off the debt.
The letter states that the foundation incurred the debt because it rushed to finish the memorial's construction.
Because of the shortfall, the foundation is currently under investigation by local, state, and federal authorities.
A firefighter is receiving national attention for his work of art.
It's a small sculpture that's helping families of lost New York firefighters.
Vince Robinson has the story.
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[SOT CONUS 4:07:40]
[SUPER=03-Speedway, IN; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Cheney/Sculptor; :19]
[SUPER=01-Vince Robinson/Reporting; 1:11]
[OUT Q=firefighter memorial.]
BETWEEN FIRE RUNS, IT'S NOT UNUSUAL FOR FIREFIGHTER MIKE CHENEY
TO CREATE ART INSIDE SPEEDWAY FIRE STATION TWO.
BUT MOVED BY THE DEATHS OF HUNDREDS OF NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTERS
IN THE NINE ELEVEN TERRORIST ATTACKS.
MIKE WORKED NIGHT AND DAY HERE ON SOMETHING SPECIAL.
(SOT - CHENEY
"Sometimes I'd fall asleep and the captain would come out and
wake me up and say 'go to bed.' I was just so moved by the emotions. I
was so angry.")
THE RESULT? A SCULPTURE TITLED "LEST WE FORGET," NOW BEING SOLD
NATIONWIDE TO BENEFIT FAMILIES OF THE FALLEN NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS.
THE PIECE EVOKES EMOTIONS IN ADULT AND CHILDREN ALIKE.
(SOT - CHENEY
"One of the little boys said 'He looks sad.' I said 'That's
because I was sad when I made it.' And I said 'What I felt, I put in
him. And the kids are asking questions. 'Is that his helmet?' 'did
that person die?' Kids are a lot sharper then people give them credit
"LEST WE FORGET" IS A LIMITED RUN PIECE. ONLY ONE-THOUSAND WILL
BE MADE AND AFTER THAT THE MOLDS WILL ACTUALLY BE DESTROYED.
BUT MIKE'S WORK HERE COULD CONTINUE. THERE HAS BEEN INTEREST
EXPRESSED IN HAVING HIM DEVELOP A LIFE-SIZED VERSION THAT POSSIBLY
COULD BE PART OF AN OFFICIAL FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL.
IN SPEEDWAY, VINCE ROBINSON.))
That was Vince Robinson reporting.
Does a restaurant which serves alcohol belong next to a youth center?
Do opponents have a point, or are they frothing over nothing?
As Justin McLeod discovered--- the issue is now heading to city hall.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of video game]
[SUPER=01-Robbie Booker/Straight Street Counselor; :13]
[SUPER=01-Henry Jackson/Restaurant Owner; :36]
[SUPER=01-Keith Farmer/Straight Street Director; 1:23]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]
((((NAT SOUND OF VIDEO GAME; 24:50))
A local youth organization called Straight Street is on a collison course with its new neighbor.
Whether a restaurant or bar can serve alcohol right next door to a youth center.
[IN Q=I don't think its a good idea]
((ROBBIE BOOKER: I DON'T THINK ITS GOOD IDEA FOR A BAR TO OPEN UP RIGHT BESIDE A YOUTH CENTER WHERE KIDS COME TO JUST CHILL AND HANGOUT WITHOUT GETTING INTO TROUBLE.))
[OUT Q=into trouble]
Straight Street is a Christian hangout for at risk teens in Roanoke.
Its new neighbor is the First and Luck Restaurant on Luck Avenue.
The owner planned to serve alcohol.
That's until Straight Street and area churches took their concerns to the ABC board.
[IN Q=I didn't want to bring up]
((HENRY JACKSON/RESTAURANT OWNER: I DIDN'T WANT TO BRING UP A LOT OF CONTROVERSY AND ISSUES AND LIKE I SAID IT WASN'T THAT IMPORTANT SO I JUST WENT AHEAD, THE BEST THING TO DO AT THIS POINT IS TO PULL THE APPLICATION RIGHT NOW.))
[OUT Q=application right now]
With that, the controversy appeared to be over.
But now, Straight Street plans to continue the fight.
They're going in front of Roanoke's city council on Monday.
[IN Q=Virginia law prevents]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: VIRGINIA LAW PREVENTS A CITY FROM ADOPTING AN ORDINANCE THAT PROHIBITS THE SALE OF ALCOHOL.
BUT THE CODE DOES ALLOW LOCALITIES TO ADOPT REASONABLE ZONING REGULATIONS WHICH MAY CONTROL THE LOCATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS SELLING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES))
[OUT Q=selling alcohol beverage]
So the group is asking city council to change the city's zoning regulations.
They specifically want to prevent nearby restaurants and bars from serving alcohol while organizations like Straight Street are operating.
[IN Q=But, Its not just for]
((KEITH FARMER/STRAIGHT STREET DIRECTOR: BUT, ITS JUST NOT FOR STRAIGHT STREET ITS FOR ANY PROGRAM WITHIN THE CITY OF ROANOKE. THIS WILL BE A WAY TO LOOK AFTER THEM AND PROTECT THEIR TEENS AND CHILDREN.))
[OUT Q=teens and children]
Protecting children or the rights of area businesses, its an debate city council will have to decide.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))