[War-Update]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is defending the treatment of Afghan prisoners at the U-S base in Cuba.
The Red Cross plans to inspect camp conditions later this week.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kandahar, Afghanistan;]


The number of al-Qaida captives is growing in Afghanistan.
U-S forces have captured seven more, but hundreds of others are still on the loose.
Meanwhile, the U-S military is preparing to hand over American Taliban John Walker.
Prosecutors say Walker knew about the September 11th attacks MONTHS ahead of time, but chose to fight for Osama bin Laden.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:53:02]
[IN Q=Walker faced ]

((JOHN ASHCROFT/U. S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: "WALKER FACED A CHOICE, AND WITH EACH CHOICE, HE CHOSE TO ALLY HIMSELF WITH TERRORISTS))
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/U. S. Attorney General;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=WITH terrorists.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Walker faces criminal charges in a U-S civilian court that could send him to prison for life.
(------------)



[11Radford-Arsenal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC07:44]
[GRAPHIC=Radford Ammunition Plant]

As many as 240 people will lose their jobs in the New River Valley. Layoffs are set to begin this Spring in an UNlikely line of work, considering we're at war.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Boom]
[RUNS=:02]
[OUT Q=ka-boom.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Iraq/1991]

The 240 people who make M-14 tank propellant will be out of work beginning the first of April. It's one of the things they make at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, the Army's only munitions propellant manufacturing facility.
[SUPER=03-Radford]

A company spokeswoman confirms Alliant Techsystems- -the firm that runs the plant for the Army- -lost the contract to make M-14 munitions propellant, but would not confirm that the contract had gone to Canada. Union President Luther Woolwine says A-T-K has been conducting "town meetings" throughout the plant since Friday, explaining the impact of losing the M-14 contract.
HE says the workers are being told that as many as 90 people will lose their jobs by April first. Another 150 will be let go sometime after that.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

American Powder Company President Pat Nolan has a meeting at the Pentagon today. He declined comment until after he returns from Washington.

[11Truck-Accidents]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC1:33:48]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]

A series of accidents on Interstate 81 involving tractor trailers has officials warning drivers to stay alert. A wreck yesterday morning near Ironto involved a truck that ran off the road and tipped over. Nobody was seriously injured.
(------------)
[VO-NAT on tape 01-52 @ 1:37:13]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./January 8;]

That was not the case last week in Rockbridge County. One woman was killed when a truck crashed through a guardrail and landed on her car. Over the past two weeks, semis have been involved in four wrecks. Officials blame the problem on drivers not paying attention on a road notorious for being overcrowded.
(///// SOT at: /////)
[SOT7:28:43-7:28:54 on raw tape TRUCK ACCIDENTS]
[IN Q=What we have is increasing traffic...]

((JASON BOND/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: WHAT WE HAVE IS INCREASING TRAFFIC AND, QUITE FRANKLY, IT'S BEGINNING TO REACH CAPACITY. I MEAN, THERE'S A LOT OF TRAFFIC, A LOT OF CONGESTION AND THERE'S BEEN AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF TRUCK TRAFFIC, AS WELL.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 7:27:00-7:27:11]

((C. DANIEL JESSEE/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: WE HAVE NEEDED THE TRAFFIC LANES TO BE WIDER. WE NEED THREE LANES SOUTH AND THREE LANES NORTH. THAT WOULD REALLY HELP A LOT AND GIVE US A LITTLE MORE SPACE WHERE TRAFFIC CAN SPREAD OUT A LITTLE BIT MORE.))
[SUPER=01-Jason Bond/Virginia Department of Transportation; :00]
[SUPER=01-C. Daniel Jessee/Virginia State Police; :10]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=spread out a little bit more.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

VDOT plans to widen Interstate 81 but says it could be another 6 to 10 years before construction begins. In the meantime, the agency is considering adding heavier, crash-resistant guardrails.
(------------)



[2-11Danville-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]


A bank robber scattered money across a Danville street yesterday morning.
The robbery happened at the American National Bank on Main Street.
Police say a man entered the bank with a handgun and demanded money.
When staff handed over the cash, the suspect left but didn't get far before a dye pack exploded scattering money in a nearby street.
Police describe the suspect as a black man, between 5-feet-8 and 6-feet-2, weighing more than 250 pounds.
If you have any information, you're asked to call Danville Police.

[11L'burg-Crime]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC1:18:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lynchburg's police chief says he needs more officers to handle a rise in domestic violence and drunk driving calls.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


A report issued yesterday showed Lynchburg's overall crime rate was down about one and a half percent from the year 2000.
But of the city's six murders last year, five were domestic-related.. and Chief Charles Bennett says he'll make the argument for more personnel.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:20:28]
[IN Q=I think I]

((CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: I THINK I HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO LET BOTH THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY COUNCIL KNOW WHAT THE REQUIREMENTS ARE. CERTAINLY THE BUDGET THIS YEAR IS GOING TO BE A TOUGH ONE AND DIFFICULT DECISIONS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE MADE.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=have to be made.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Bennett says training and equipping five new officers would cost more than 300- thousand dollars.
(------------)



[Longo]


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


The Oregon man accused of killing his family will be in court today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Portland, OR;]


Christian Longo allegedly killed his wife and their three children.
Their bodies were discovered in the waters off the coast of Oregon last month.
Over the weekend, authorities caught up with 27- year- old Longo in Cancun, Mexico.
He is now back in Oregon.
Longo was caught after the F-B-I placed him on the agency's ``Ten Most Wanted'' list last week.
Prosecutors have not yet said whether they'll seek the death penalty.
(------------)


[1st-Business]


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


In business news this morning, The New York Stock Exchange suspended trading of Enron shares yesterday and moved to delist the stock.
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 WEDNESDAY THE 16TH OF JANUARY.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
--------------------------


THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE IS SUSPENDING BANKRUPT ENRON AND WANTS TO DELIST IT FROM THE BIG BOARD.
NEW TODAY: AUDITING FIRM ARTHUR ANDERSEN SAYS THAT BECAUSE IT DESTROYED ENRON DOCUMENTS AFTER FEDERAL SECURITIES REGULATORS REQUESTED INFORMATION... THE LEAD AUDITOR IS BEING FIRED. ANALYSTS SAY THE ENRON COLLAPSE COULD TAKE THE BIG NAME ACCOUNTING FIRM DOWN WITH IT.
--------------------------


ON WALL STREET TODAY.. REACTION TO NOVEMBER BUSINESS INVENTORIES.. INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION FOR DECEMBER AND THE DECEMBER CONSUMER PRICE INDEX.
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. TOKYO STOCKS COULDN'T STAY ABOVE WATER.
--------------------------


IF MISERY DESERVES COMPANY, K MART SHOULD BE A BIT HAPPIER ...
TAKE THE GAP... MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE CUT GAP'S CREDIT RATINGS, THEIR THIRD DOWNGRADE IN LESS THAN A YEAR, AND WARNED IT MAY CUT THEM TO "JUNK" STATUS.
--------------------------


TRAVEL IS DOWN BUT IN MANY CASES THE PRICES ARE INCHING UP SINCE SEPTEMBER 11...
THE LATEST: HERTZ RENTAL CAR RAISED ITS WEEKEND RATES BY ABOUT 10 PERCENT THIS PAST WEEKEND
THEY ALREADY RAISED PRICES LAST MONTH TOO, DAILY RATES UP ABOUT 10 PERCENT, AND WEEKLY RATES UP 26 PERCENT.
HOTEL ROOM RATES HAVE ALSO RISEN STEADILY IN RECENT WEEKS, ACCORDING TO SMITH TRAVEL RESEARCH.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE AIR ATTACKS IN NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON, AVERAGE DAILY U.S. HOTEL ROOM RATES PLUNGED ..
-------------------------


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]

[11Montvale-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC09:12]
[SS=Accident Invest.]


State police say charges are pending against the truck driver involved in an accident on Route 460.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montvale;]


The accident occurred around 8-30 Monday night when an empty tanker hit a car.
The truck, driven by Douglas Wayne Lawhorne, then hit both sides of the Goose Creek bridge guard rail, knocking sections out.
While no structural damage was done to the road, V-DOT says the bridge needs to be closed while the concrete guardrail is replaced.
Officials said yesterday they hope to have the bridge closed by Friday and divert westbound traffic to an eastbound lane.
Currently one lane is open westbound.
(------------)



[11Narrows-Student]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kgu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A Giles county student is charged with threatening bodily injury to a student and teacher- over the internet. Police say the 15-year-old Narrows High School student had a website where he threatened to tie the two up and beat them with a hammer. Another student observed the site and reported it to the school officials. Police say the site contained satanic material. The Narrows Police Department says it will act quickly whenever students or teachers are threatened over the internet.


[AM-Calvary-Baptist]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-61]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[anchor=tag]

Parking is at a premium in much of downtown Roanoke. A local church has come up with a solution for its congregation-- but may soon have to abandon the plan. Teresa Hamilton reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Here at ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Drew Purcell/Calvary Baptist Church Associate Pastor; :15]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=TH News 7 Roanoke]

(( Here at Calvary Baptist Church on Campbell Avenue parking is in very short supply... That's why church leaders want to purchase part of this former Cotton Mill for 500- thousand dollars.
(///sot////)
[sot 01:26:59]
[IN Q= OVER THE YEARS]

((DREW PURCELL/ASSOCIATE PASTOR: OVER THE YEARS WE'VE FOUND THAT OLDER FOLKS ARE LESS LIKELY TO COME OUT BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO WALK FARTHER FROM A PARKING SPACE. ALSO THIS IS AN ISSUE OF CHURCH GROWTH IT'S NOT ATTRACTIVE FOR A CHURCH TO ONLY BE ABLE TO ADVERTISE PARKING THAT'S A COUPLE OF BLOCKS AWAY. )) [runs20]
[out q=couple of blocks away.]

But to turn this corner lot into 65- paved parking spaces-- the church says it needs to demolish the two vacant buildings on the property. Roanoke's Architectural Review Board has ruled against the proposal. The board has reportedly said one of the buildings can go-- but wants the church to keep a portion of the other building for architectural or historic value. Church leaders plan to appeal to city council.
(////sot//////)
[sot 01:29:37]
[in q= Many church members]

((DREW PURCELL/ASSOCIATE PASTOR: MANY CHURCH MEMBERS AND OTHER FRIENDS OF OUR CAUSE SUCH AS THE JEFFERSON CENTER FOLKS AND LEAGUE OF OLDER AMERICANS AND KAZIM SHRINE OVER HERE WILL ALSO BE WITH US AND HELPING US MAKE OUR CASE. )) [RUNS15]
[out q =make our case.]

Church leaders say they'll decide whether to purchase the property after next Tuesday night's city council meeting. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))
[anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=none]

The chairman of the Architectural Review Board did not immediately return our calls.


[2-Longo]


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


A court appearance today for Christian Longo -- the Oregon man accused of killing his family.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Portland, OR;]


Longo allegedly killed his wife and their three children.
Their bodies were discovered in the waters off the coast of Oregon last month.
Over the weekend, authorities caught up with 27- year- old Longo in Cancun, Mexico.
He is now back in Oregon.
Longo was caught after the F-B-I placed him on the agency's ``Ten Most Wanted'' list last week.
Prosecutors have not yet said whether they'll seek the death penalty.
(------------)


[PA-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Suicide]


Authorities are investigating a multiple murder- suicide in an affluent section of Philadelphia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lower Merion, PA;]


Police say Michael Burgess shot and killed his wife, her parents, his 10- year- old stepdaughter, and finally himself.
When authorities got the home after receiving a call from a woman, they found Burgess' father-in-law in the back yard wounded.
Before he died, he told police that the shooter was inside the home. A friend says Burgess was being treated for depression.
(------------)


[11Halifax-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC32:11]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A stolen pit bull appears to have been the motive behind a fatal drive-by shooting in Halifax County.
Now two teenagers face murder charges for last summer's incident.
Nineteen year old James Earl Hodge and a 16 year old boy were arrested on Monday afternoon.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[File on tape 01-25 TC1:05:06]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./June 25]


They're both charged with the murder of 22-year old Douglas Witcher in a drive by shooting last June.
Another man was shot four times but survived.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The arrests were made by a special task force of local and state law enforcement agencies, set up after a string of shootings in the county last summer.

[11XGR-Wilder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC53:00]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


With the state facing a five billion dollar shortfall over the next four and a half years, Governor Mark Warner says Virginia has no choice but to make substantial changes.
Yesterday, he created a new commission to review state government, and he asked former Governor Doug Wilder to lead it.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Because of these dramatic changes]

((GOV. MARK WARNER; BECAUSE OF THESE DRAMATIC CHANGES, AND BECAUSE OUR BUDGET IS BADLY OUT OF BALANCE, WE MUST TAKE A BOLD NEW LOOK AT HOW STATE GOVERNMENT DOES BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=@markwarner]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=how state government does business.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Governor says he's looking for bold actions: a far-reaching review of state government that could eliminate some services and consolidate others.
And that's making state employees nervous.
(///////////////////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The only people]

((DOUG WILDER/COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT NEED FEAR ANYTHING ARE THOSE THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED DEAD WEIGHT AND DEAD WOOD.)) ((JOAN DENT/VA. GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES ASSOC.: I THINK THERE ARE MANY GOOD WORKERS IN STATE GOVERNMENT, AND THE VAST MAJORITY OF THEM ARE GOOD WORKERS AND YES THEY DO HAVE SOMETHING TO FEAR. THERE'S NO ONE TO SUPPORT THE PROGRAMS THAT THEY ARE RUNNING.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Commission Chairman; :02 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Joan Dent/Virginia Government Employees Association; :08]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=that they are running.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Governor Warner has given the 15- member commission seven months to complete its first report, and deliver recommendations to his desk.

[11Hurley]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC46:02]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2002]


A Roanoke businessman and civic leader is the first Republican to make a bid for City Council.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Mark Hurley is the former owner of Hurley's Restaurant and is now the executive director of a downtown program for troubled kids.
He's vying for one of three seats open in the May election.
Hurley says he'll help the city make sound business decisions and invest in neighborhoods and public-private partnerships, like the Grandin Theatre.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:54:05 - :14]
[IN Q=I want to give]

((MARK HURLEY: I WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THE CITY. THE CITY'S BEEN GREAT TO MY BUSINESS, SUPPORTED ME FOR MANY YEARS AND I THINK IT'S A GREAT CHANCE TO GIVE BACK TO THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Hurley/(R) Roanoke City Council Candidate;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=people of Roanoke.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Republicans Paul Higgins and Steve Mabry are expected to announce their bids today.
And Mayor Ralph Smith promises several more will emerge before the G-O-P's mass meeting in Roanoke on February 5th.
Incumbent Nelson Harris and three new candidates are running on the Democrat's side.

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, -- Intel's fourth-quarter earnings fell 77 percent but still beat Wall Street expectations.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((TWO HIGH TECH HEAVYWEIGHTS UNLEASHED EARNINGS AFTER THE CLOSING BELL..
THE CHIPMAKING GIANT INTEL POSTED 4TH QTR PROFIT OF 15 CENTS A SHARE, 4 PENNIES BETTER THAN ESTIMATES ON REVENUES OF 7 BLN DOLLARS.
AND EBAY SAID STRONGER THAN EXPECTED HOLIDAY SALES PUSHED PROFIT UP TO 14 CENTS A SHARE.. A PENNY AHEAD OF ESTIMATES.. EBAY ALSO RAISED ITS GUIDANCE FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR AND SAID IT IS AVERAGING 300 MLN PAGE VIEWS A DAY... ON WALL STREET...THE DOW SNAPPED A SIX DAY LOSING STREAK WHILE THE NASDAQ WAS ON HOLD.. WAITING TO SEE SOME KEY EARNINGS REPORTS ...

(graphic)

DOW UP BY 35 POINTS

(graphic)

NASDAQ ADDED 10 POINTS

(oc)

RETAIL SALES TOOK A DIP NOT A DIVE IN DECEMBER. SALES FELL BY A MUCH SMALLER THAN EXPECTED TENTH OF A PERCENT.. AS CONSUMERS SPENT ON CLOTHING, FURNITURE AND DINING OUT.

(graphic)

KMART CONTINUED ITS FREE FALL ON CONCERN THE NO. 2 DISCOUNT RETAILER IS MOVING CLOSER TO BANKRUPTCY.
THE GAP HAD ITS CREDIT RATING CUT TO NEAR JUNK STATUS BY MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE AFTER A NEARLY 2 YEAR SLIDE IN SALES.

(graphic)

WALL STREET IS PULLING THE PLUG ON ENRON... THE DISGRACED ENERGY TRADER ENRON HAD ITS STOCK DESLISTED FROM THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE. THE NYSE CAN DELIST A STOCK IF IT'S TRADING BELOW A DOLLAR SHARE FOR 30 CONSECUTIVE DAYS.

(graphic)

AND ACCOUNTING FIRM ARTHUR ANDERSON FIRED ITS LEAD PARTNER IN THE ENRON AUDIT. ANDERSEN SAYS IT WILL DO ALL IT CAN TO PRESERVE ITS REPUTATION.

(graphic)

TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ... AT THE NASDAQ

(oc)

I'M AC IN NY.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[6-Franklin-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC02:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Franklin County residents may someday be able to check out books at a library branch in Burnt Chimney or Westlake Corner...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


That's what supervisors will have to decide in the next few months.
Last month, Smith Mountain Lake developer Ron Willard offered the county free space at his Westlake retail complex for a new branch.
Supervisors said at yesterday's meeting that they want to look at the growth in Burnt Chimney AND Westlake Corner deciding where to locate one.
The library board favors the Westlake location because of the area's rapid growth.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:48:38 - :45]
[IN Q=aNY LIBRARY]

((BONNIE JOHNSON: ANY LIBRARY IN BURNT CHIMNEY WOULD BE ISOLATED -- IT'S NOT GOING TO ATTRACT ANYBODY ELSE.))
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Johnson/Library Board Director;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=anybody else.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Board says there are more residents NOW in Burnt Chimney. But it will study growth in Westlake before making a decision.

[Med-Day]


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


In medical news, chemotherapy is found to have long lasting effects on your memory. And a study finds that snoring may be directly related to the shape of your head.
Melissa McDermott has those stories and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
(ON CAMERA)

((EVIDENCE HAS BEEN BUILDING, THAT CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY CAN IMPAIR MEMORY FOR AT LEAST A FEW YEARS AFTER TREATMENT.
(TAKE VO)

NOW, A NEW STUDY SHOWS, THAT THIS EFFECT CAN LINGER AS LONG AS A DECADE. RESEARCHERS TESTED THE MEMORY AND THINKING SKILLS OF MORE THAN A HUNDRED HEALTHY BREAST CANCER AND LYMPHOMA SURVIVORS, AT AN AVERAGE OF 10 YEARS AFTER COMPLETING CANCER TREATMENT. PATIENTS TREATED WITH CHEMOTHERAPY SCORED 'SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER'...THAN THOSE TREATED 'WITHOUT' CHEMOTHERAPY. THE FINDINGS ARE PUBLISHED IN THE JANUARY 15TH ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY.
(WIPE VO)

A DISTURBING NEW STUDY SHOWS ONE IN FIVE AMERICAN ADULTS HAS 'METABOLIC SYNDROME.' ...A DISORDER THAT OFTEN INCLUDES A BEER BELLY, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, POOR CHOLESTEROL READINGS...AND HIGH BLOOD SUGAR. THOUGH EXPERTS SAY THE SYNDROME MAY BE PARTLY GENETIC -- OVEREATING AND A LACK OF EXERCISE ARE SAID TO BE THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS.

(WIPE VO)

DON'T LIKE SNORING? THEN, A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS, YOU MAY WANT TO LOOK CLOSELY AT THE SHAPE OF A POTENTIAL MATE'S HEAD. RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND THAT PEOPLE WHOSE HEADS ARE ROUND ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE SERIOUS SNORING PROBLEMS -- THAN DO PEOPLE WITH LONG, THIN FACES. THE REPORT APPEARS IN A RECENT ISSUE OF 'SLEEPING AND BREATHING'...PUBLISHED BY THE ACADEMY OF DENTAL SLEEP MEDICINE. THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS...NEW YORK.))



(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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





[11Danville-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]


A bank robber scattered money across a Danville street yesterday morning.
The robbery happened at the American National Bank on Main Street.
Police say a man entered the bank with a handgun and demanded money.
When staff handed over the cash, the suspect left but didn't get far before a dye pack exploded scattering money in a nearby street.
Police describe the suspect as a black man, between 5-feet-8 and 6-feet-2, weighing more than 250 pounds. If you have any information, you're asked to call Danville Police.