[Henry-Snow]

[ANCHOR=kim]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-02]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


It's snowing in Southside this morning. An estimated 4 or 5 inches is already on the ground.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Night;]


The precipitation began falling in Henry County around ten o'clock last night-- covering everything in its path.
At first-- the precipitation was light but quickly turned heavy.
[SUPER=03-South Boston/Last Night;]


In South Boston-- local residents were stocking up early and making plans for the snow's arrival.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT-- reporter speaks at first]
[IN Q=You've got]
[SUPER=01-Debra Elliott/Parent; :02]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=headed out.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The snow plows were also ready for the precipitation. In South Boston-- the vehicles were lined up and ready to go, before the snow arrived.
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[Schools]


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


The winter weather in Southside has caused a few school systems to alter their schedules for today.
We will continue to run the ones that we have at the bottom of your screen.
(XXXXXXXX)

[WEBWATCH FS] You can also find a list on our webpage at WDBJ 7 dot com. [TAKE FS VDOT INFO]
Southside authorities say the roads are slick this morning. If you need information about road conditions you can call VDOT at 1-800-367-R-O-A-D.
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[Charlotte-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


The weather story is the same in North Carolina, where the state highway patrol is reporting a flood of calls from people requesting information about road conditions.
Police say they've responded to well over 120 collisions so far in the Triad area.
Steve Crump reports from Charlotte.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Mint Hill, NC; :31]
[SUPER=01-Quinn Stewart/Auto Store Employee; :40 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Dale Cox/Restaurant Manager; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Steve Crump/Reporting; 1:37]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=Steve Crump, CBS News, Charlotte.]



[War-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Enduring Freedom]


A strong earthquake rocks an area hundreds of miles across Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Officials say today's quake had a force of five-point-eight.
Jennifer Jones has more on that, plus the latest on the search for Osama bin Laden and other terrorist leaders.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Afghanistan; :20]
[SUPER=03-Alexandria; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, Washington.]

((

THE POWERFUL TREMOR SHOOK PORTIONS OF AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN, FOR ABOUT THIRTY SECONDS TODAY. THE 5 POINT 8 MAGNITUDE QUAKE COULD BE FELT FOR HUNDREDS OF MILES....FROM ISLAMABAD TO KABUL. THERE WERE NO IMMEDIATE REPORTS OF DAMAGE OR INJURIES.

(nats..helicopters)

ON THE BATTLEFIELD, THE U-S MILITARY IS AIRLIFTING HUNDREDS OF PARATROOPS INTO SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN, TO JOIN THE HUNT FOR OSAMA BIN LADEN. TO THE EAST, U-S COMMANDOS ARE COMBING CAVES FOR CLUES, BUT A SPECIAL FORCES COMMANDER SAYS BIN LAD N MAY BE LONG GONE. ..PERHAPS HE SLIPPED OUT OF THE TORA BORA CAVE COMPLEX...OR IS BURIED, UNDER TONS OF ROCK.

(nats..marines)

U-S MARINES SWEPT THROUGH A DESERTED TERRORIST TRAINING CAMP, BUT FOUND ONLY SMALL NUMBERS OF WEAPONS, AND A FEW DOCUMENTS, BELONGING TO BIN LADEN'S NETWORK.

(SOT - UNNAMED MARINE - "There were a lot of log books laying on the

deck, mostly handwritten.")
THE PENTAGON SAYS SOME OF THE PAPERWORK COULD PROVE HELPFUL IN THE HUNT FOR AL-QAIDA LEADERS. LEADERS LIKE MULLAH MOHAMMED OMAR, WHO'S BELIEVED TO BE HIDING NEAR BAGHRAN -- PROTECTED BY MORE THAN A THOUSAND TALIBAN FIGHTERS. AFGHAN OFFICIALS CONFIRM, 'ANOTHER' TOP TALIBAN LEADER, THEIR INTELLIGENCE CHIEF, WAS KILLED WEEKS AGO IN AMERICAN AIRSTRIKES.

(nats..outside courthouse)

BACK AT HOME, THE FIRST MAN INDICTED IN THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS REFUSED TO ANSWER THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM. Za-KAR-ias MOUSSAOUI'S LAWYER SAYS HE'S INNOCENT, BUT A JUDGE ORDERED THE TERROR SUSPECT TO STAND TRIAL THIS FALL.
STANDUP

))[11Campbell-Cars]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC59:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Five car dealerships in Campbell County made a move this week that could help them avoid paying the county merchant's inventory tax.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


On Tuesday, this lot at the Saturn dealership on Timberlake Road was completely empty.. yesterday cars were being moved back into place.
Campbell County levies a tax on any inventory that's in place on January 1st...
By moving the cars off their lots, dealers won't have to declare that inventory.
Shelor Automotive in Montgomery County first started the practice in 1998, and the state Supreme Court declared it legal last spring.
Commissioner of Revenue Calvin Massie says the county stands to lose more than one hundred thousand dollars in taxes.
Calls to the car dealers' spokesman were not returned.
(------------)



[1st-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ckor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, General Motors is replacing zero-percent financing with a new cash back deal.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]

(( GOOD MORNING THIS THURSDAY THE 3RD OF JANUARY.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
------------------------


GOODBYE ZERO-PERCENT FINANCING.
HELLO.. BIG CASH REBATES. GENERAL MOTORS IS EXPECTED TO ROLL OUT A NEW CASH BACK DEAL TODAY.
GM WILL OFFER CASH REBATES OF TWO-THOUSAND-TWO DOLLARS ON ITS TWO-THOUSAND-TWO MODELS.
IT'S THE LATEST EFFORT TO KEEP CARS MOVING OFF THE LOT IN A WEAK ECONOMY.
GM RIVALS FORD AND DAIMLER CHRYSLER ARE EXPECTED TO COUNTER WITH THEIR OWN CASH-BACK PLANS AS THEIR ZERO PERCENT FINANCING OFFERS EXPIRE.
-------------------------


AND SPEAKING OF POPULAR... LOOK AT S-U-Vs.
WE'RE EXPECTING SOME NEW NUMBERS TODAY TO SHOW THAT -- FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER-- TRUCKS OUTSOLD CARS.
THE FIGURES --STILL UNOFFICIAL-- SAY THAT TRUCKS HAVE 50.5 PERCENT OF THE MARKET... UP FROM ALMOST 33 JUST 10 YEARS AGO.
------------------------


WALL STREET STARTED OFF THE NEW TRADING YEAR ON AN UP NOTE ... TODAY ,., REACTION TO NOVEMBER CONSTRUCTION SPENDING OVERSEAS.. JAPANESE MARKETS.. STILL ON HOLIDAY.
-------------------------


THE LINES ARE BACK!
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY REPORT A HOLIDAY REBOUND .
WALT DISNEY WORLD'S MAGIC KINDGOM CLOSED ITS GATES THREE TIMES DURING THE HOLIDAYS BECAUSE THE PARK WAS TOO CROWDED.
HOTELS IN LAS VEGAS WERE CLOSE TO FULL OCCUPANCY.
FLORIDA TOURISM OFFICIALS SAY SUCCESS IN TWO-THOUSAND-TWO DEPENDS ON CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, SPECIAL PROMOTIONS AND HOW COLD IT GETS UP NORTH!
-------------------------


AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[6-Juliens-Shoes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC1:52:19]
[GRAPHIC=Business Closing]


It's survived five decades, two locations, and dozens of managers... but Julien's Shoes is closing for good.
The store's owner is ready to retire.
As Business Reporter Jennifer Miele explains, Wes Bowles is ready to kick off his shoes and relax.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=64-year-old Wes]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Wes Bowles/Owner;:14]
[SUPER=@jennifer1;:24]
[SUPER=01-Mary Lou Bowles/Owner's Wife;:38]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=JM News 7 Roanoke.]

(( 64-year-old Wes Bowles is hard at work, getting his shoe store ready for a going out of business sale.
Bowles couldn't find a buyer for Julien's at Towers Shopping Center ... so he's decided to trade-in childrens shoes for golf shoes.
[SOT]

((WES BOWLES: I WANT TO...LITTLE SLOWER.)) [RUNS08] [STANDUP] ((BOWLES BOUGHT THE STORE FROM ITS ORIGINAL OWNER, JULIEN SACKS IN 1985 -- AND THE SHOE BUSINESS WAS A PERFECT FIT. THAT'S WHY HE SAYS GETTING OUT OF IT TOOK A LOT OF SOUL SEARCHING.)) [RUNS10]
Bowles' wife Mary Lou helped him buy the store, and now she's helping him close it.
[SOT]

((MARY LOU BOWLES:HE'S MADE A LOT OF FRIENDS....SORT OF SAD.)) [RUNS13]
In shoe terms, Bowles describes himself as a walking shoe -- an ordinary guy taking things one step at a time.
[SOT]

((WES BOWLES: i'VE BEEN....LONG TIME.)) [runs09]
For the next six weeks, Julien's Shoes will liquidate its inventory, and Bowles will continue to look for a buyer.
But even if he doesn't find one, Bowles says his ties to the Roanoke Retail Community will stay tight.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Shark-Attack]


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


A Los Angeles man is attacked by a shark, about 100- yards off the shores of Hawaii.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Maui, HI;]


35- year- old Thomas Holmes suffered a two- to- three- inch cut and several scratches on his backside.
Holmes and his girlfriend had been snorkeling in 50- feet of water, when they saw the Tiger shark and began swimming to shore.
Holmes is expected to fully recover from the attack.
Officials closed the beach for a short period.
They later determined it was safe for beachgoers to go back into the water.
(------------)


[11County-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC45:50]
[GRAPHIC=VA State Capitol]


Local lawmakers say they're confident they'll find a more constructive atmosphere in Richmond when the General Assembly convenes next week, but the growing budget shortfall will mean little money for new initiatives.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Funding has been the focus at recent meetings with local officials. Yesterday, legislators sat down with members of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Do you have much hope]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: DO YOU HAVE MUCH HOPE FOR THE KIND OF FRUSTRATION YOU HEARD FROM THE SUPERVISORS TODAY? THIS IS GOING TO BE A VERY DIFFICULT YEAR. NO I DON'T. I DON'T THINK THERE ARE GOING TO BE ANY NEW INITIATIVES. I THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE SPENDING OUR TIME FILLING HOLES IN THE BUDGET.)) ((FUZZY MINNIX: YOU CAN GET A LOT DONE SOMETIMES WHEN YOU DON'T CARE WHO GETS THE CREDIT. AND THAT'S WHAT WE'VE GOT TO BE THINKING ABOUT THIS YEAR IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA GETTING A LOT DONE, NO MATTER WHO GETS THE CREDIT. SO THAT THE LOCALITIES DON'T SUFFER IN THE LONG RN))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Roanoke; :05]
[SUPER=01-Fuzzy Minnix/Cave Spring Supervisor; :16]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=don't suffer in the long run.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The supervisors' first meeting of 2002 also brought significant changes. Catawba Supervisor Joe "Butch" Church was elected chairman for the next year.
And newly- elected Hollins Supervisor Richard Flora took his seat on the Board.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Wall Street began the new year with a late session rally that gave stocks a respectable advance.

Technology shares led yesterday's move up after getting a boost from computer chip makers.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((THERE'S A SAYING ON WALL STREET.. AS GOES JANUARY, SO GOES THE MARKET FOR THE YEAR.. WELL IF YESTERDAY WAS ANY INDICATION WE COULD BE IN FOR A BRIGHTER 2002.
STOCKS RALLIED LED BY CHIPMAKERS...SIGNS OF A RECOVERY IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR ALSO LENT SUPPORT TO THE RALLY...

(gr)

THE DOW CLIMBED ABOUT 52 POINTS LED HIGHER BY INTEL AND HEWLETT PACKARD

(gr)

WHILE THE NASDAQ ROSE 28.

(gr)

MICROSOFT JUMPED AFTER A FEDERAL JUDGE ALLOWED THE COMPANY TO ARGUE IN COURT MONDAY WHY ITS ENTITLED TO A FOUR MONTH DELAY IN HEARINGS ON PROPOSALS FOR TOUGHER PENALTIES IN THE ANTITRUST CASE.

(gr)

KMART WAS SLAMMED DOWN 14 PERCENT AFTER AN ANALYST CUT THE STOCK TO SELL FROM HOLD. THE ANALYST CITED WEAK DECEMBER SALES NUMBERS AND SAID HE WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF KMART HAS TO FILE FOR BANKRUTPCY THIS YEAR IF BUSY DOESN'T TURN AROUND.

(oc)

Enron's officers, directors and auditors will be forced to turn over documents to a Senate committee investigating how the
(gr)

one-time Wall Street darling collapsed. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee will hold hearings beginning Jan. 24 into the bankruptcy of the energy company.

(gr)

ON OUR STOCKS TO WATCH LIST: HOMESTORE.COM SAYS IT OVERSTATED SOME 2001 REVENUE...

(oc)

AND ON THE ECONOMIC CALENDAR, DECEMBER AUTO SALES FIGURES...

(gr)

TRACK ALL THE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ...

(oc)

AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NY.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[5-Cloned-Pigs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=501-09 1:41:17]
[GRAPHIC=Cloning]


Five little pigs in Blacksburg are at the center of a major breakthrough in cloning technology.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :23]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Born on Christmas Day, the piglets are the latest development from the biopharmaceutical company...P-P-L Therapeutics.
With the company's cloning technology, the pigs were made lacking a specific gene. Researchers say by "knocking out" that gene, it will help doctors transplant organs or cells from animals into humans without the risk of rejection.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 45:24:05]
[IN Q=ELEVEN PEOPLE]

((DAVID AYRES/PPL THERAPEUTICS COO AND VP OF RESEARCH; ELEVEN PEOPLE DIE EVERYDAY ON THESE WAITING LISTS THERE ARE OVER 60-THOUSAND PEOPLE WAITING TO GET AN ORGAN IN THE UNITED STATES ALONE AND WHEN PEOPLE START ASKING WHO WOULD WANT TO PUT A PIG ORGAN IN THEM, I'LL TELL YOU WHO AND THAT'S THE PEOPLE ON THE WAITING LIST WHO ARE GOING TO DIE NEXT WEEK.))
[SUPER=01-David Ayres/PPL Therapeutics;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=NEXT WEEK.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The technology must still undergo clinical and human trials. Ayres (Airs) says the company would like to launch it's first product in 2009. That effort will likely tackle diabetes and involve transplanting insulin producing cells to cure a body's inability to produce insulin.
(------------)



[Med-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, the LABELS on medications are getting a makeover.
AND a new study shows high blood pressure in diabetics could lead to a heart attack or stroke.
Doctor Dave Hnida has those stories and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((WHATS IN A NAME--- A LOT WHEN IT COMES TO MEDICATION.

THE FDA WANTS TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT THE VICTIM OF GETTING THE WRONG MEDICATION-- A MEDICATION WITH A NAME THAT SOUNDS SIMILAR TO THE ONE YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO GET.
THE FDA IS RECOMMENDING MORE THAN 30 MEDICATIONS LIST THEIR NAMES IN A COMBINATION OF SMALL LETTERS AND CAPITAL LETTERS-- AS WELL AS DIFFERENT COLORED LETTERS - TO TAKE SOME OF THE CONFUSION OUT OF WHICH MEDICATION IS WHICH.
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE SAYS ALMOST HALF OF ALL PEOPLE WITH DIABETES AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE- DO NOT KEEP THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE UNDER CONTROL-- AND THIS PUTS THEM AT A MUCH HIGHER RISK OF HEART ATTACK, STROKE, AND KIDNEY FAILURE.

FINALLY - A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE TODAY---


FINDS WHEN PEOPLE GET HEART TRANSPLANT- THE BODY SENDS NEW CELLS TO THE NEW HEART TO HELP IT TAKE HOLD AND FUNCTION.
NOW THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT MEANS IF WE CAN COLLECT THESE CELLS AND GROW THEM IN A TEST TUBE- WE CAN PUT THEM INTO A DAMAGED HEART SO IT CAN REPAIR ITSELF- .SAY AFTER A HEART ATTACK.
THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))



(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #8]





[Atlanta-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


The Deep South is also dealing with a big dose of weather from Old Man Winter--
Snow and sleet have left a hazardous glaze across the region.
Icy roads are making travel difficult.
Flights are being canceled at Hartsfield Atlanta, the world's busiest airport.
Cynthia Vail has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark McKinnon/Georgia Department of Transportation; :21]
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Vail/Reporting; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=Cynthia Vail, CBS News, Atlanta.]



[3-War-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Enduring Freedom]


Not airstrikes-- but an EARTHQUAKE-- rocks areas of Afghanistan today.
Authorities say the quake was felt across a 400- mile stretch of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Jennifer Jones an update on that, PLUS more manpower is thrown into the search for Osama bin Laden.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Afghanistan;]
[SUPER=03-Alexandria;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, Washington.]

((

THE POWERFUL TREMOR SHOOK PORTIONS OF AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN, FOR ABOUT THIRTY SECONDS TODAY. THE 5 POINT 8 MAGNITUDE QUAKE COULD BE FELT FOR HUNDREDS OF MILES....FROM ISLAMABAD TO KABUL. THERE WERE NO IMMEDIATE REPORTS OF DAMAGE OR INJURIES.

(nats..helicopters)

ON THE BATTLEFIELD, THE U-S MILITARY IS AIRLIFTING HUNDREDS OF PARATROOPS INTO SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN, TO JOIN THE HUNT FOR OSAMA BIN LADEN. TO THE EAST, U-S COMMANDOS ARE COMBING CAVES FOR CLUES, BUT A SPECIAL FORCES COMMANDER SAYS BIN LAD N MAY BE LONG GONE. ..PERHAPS HE SLIPPED OUT OF THE TORA BORA CAVE COMPLEX...OR IS BURIED, UNDER TONS OF ROCK.

(nats..marines)

U-S MARINES SWEPT THROUGH A DESERTED TERRORIST TRAINING CAMP, BUT FOUND ONLY SMALL NUMBERS OF WEAPONS, AND A FEW DOCUMENTS, BELONGING TO BIN LADEN'S NETWORK.

(SOT - UNNAMED MARINE - "There were a lot of log books laying on the

deck, mostly handwritten.")
THE PENTAGON SAYS SOME OF THE PAPERWORK COULD PROVE HELPFUL IN THE HUNT FOR AL-QAIDA LEADERS. LEADERS LIKE MULLAH MOHAMMED OMAR, WHO'S BELIEVED TO BE HIDING NEAR BAGHRAN -- PROTECTED BY MORE THAN A THOUSAND TALIBAN FIGHTERS. AFGHAN OFFICIALS CONFIRM, 'ANOTHER' TOP TALIBAN LEADER, THEIR INTELLIGENCE CHIEF, WAS KILLED WEEKS AGO IN AMERICAN AIRSTRIKES.

(nats..outside courthouse)

BACK AT HOME, THE FIRST MAN INDICTED IN THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS REFUSED TO ANSWER THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM. Za-KAR-ias MOUSSAOUI'S LAWYER SAYS HE'S INNOCENT, BUT A JUDGE ORDERED THE TERROR SUSPECT TO STAND TRIAL THIS FALL.
STANDUP ))

[11Pulaski-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=81 Deadly Accident]


Another accident on 81 took the life of a Salem teenager.
The accident happened yesterday morning in Pulaski County.
State Police say 19-year old Benjamin Matthew Elmore was traveling north when his Chevy Cavalier ran off the road and hit a guard rail.
The car overturned, throwing Elmore out of the vehicle.
He died at the scene.

[11Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC1:14:10]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire destroyed a home in Bedford County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Crews from three area volunteer fire companies were called to this house on Charlemont (SHAR-luh-mont) Road near Big Island just before 11 yesterday morning.
The two-story log home was already engulfed in flames when they arrived.
Authorities say the homeowner was able to escape.
It's believed the fire started near the chimney but the cause remains under investigation. (------------)