No complaints from British detainees being held in Cuba.
That after complaints about the treatment of suspected Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners.
And a Burger King manager is charged with dealing drugs near Franklin County High School.
After a dreary start to our Monday the afternoon's looking good...I'll have your forecast.
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The man known as the American Taliban prepares for trial in the U-S on charges of treason.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The Pentagon says John Walker will likely be flown tomorrow from the Navy ship where he's being held to an undisclosed location.
It appears Walker won't be transferred to the prison camp in Cuba, where the treatment of detainees is coming under scrutiny.
Jim Acosta reports.
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[SUPER=01-Courtney Sletten/Military Police;]
[SUPER=01-Jeanne Cohee/Victim's Mother;]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Acosta, CBS News, Washington.]
U.S. officials say John Walker say will be transferred through the U.S.
military base at Kandahar airport -- en route to a secret holding area.
The American Taliban is expected to be turned over to the Justice
Department to stand trial in Virginia where the alleged 9/11
co-conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui is awaiting trial.
(LOCATOR: GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA)
As for the other war prisoners in Cuba -- the International Red Cross
says U.S. may be breaking international laws by releasing photos of
captives -- saying the pictures expose the detainees to (quote) "public
Some British officials are outraged the prisoners -- which include three
Britons -- are wearing blacked out goggles and earmuffs -- saying it's
But a spokesman for prime minister Tony Blair says British investigators
concluded there's ''no sign of any mistreatment.''
Thirty-four more detainees arrived Sunday -- bringing the total to 144
-- and all -- the military says -- are in good hands.
SOT: Courtney Sletten, Military Police "If you went to New York and
asked them, they'd probably just say we're treating them too good. They
get food, they get shelter, they get to go the bathroom, they get
showers. And, right now, that's what I get. They get more than a
At a conference to raise money for Afghanistan in Tokyo -- some $2.6
billion dollars has been raised -- 12 billion short of what's needed.
Secretary of State Colin Powell announced the U.S. contribution of 296
(LOCATOR: KAHDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN)
In Kandahar -- paratroopers will hold a memorial service tomorrow for
the latest American casualties -- two marines killed in last weekend's
helicopter crash -- two marines who leave behind families in mourning.
SOT: Jeanne Cohee/Victim's Mother "He said mom, I didn't join the
marines to sit still, I joined the marines to fight and help."
STAND-UP: And soldiers guarding the base in Kandahar are reporting
suspicious activity outside the air field -- saying two vehicles were
moving outside the perimeter. The military is trying to avoid another
fire fight like the one they had earlier this month. ja cbs news
A late night fire in a high- rise apartment building in Chicago leaves one woman dead and several firefighters injured-- one of them seriously.
An apartment on the 14th floor caught fire.
It took crews over two hours to get the blaze under control.
The fire commissioner says flames spead down the hallway of the 47- story building ''like a torch.''
Some residents ran to the roof to escape the three- alarm fire.
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[SOT 10:03:21 ]
[IN Q=We ran to the]
((CATHY FITZGERALD/RESIDENT: WE RAN TO THE ROOF TOP AND THERE WERE AT LEAST 25 OF US ON THE ROOF. WE WAITED THERE AND FIREMEN MADE IT TO THE ROOF
AND WOULD TAKE US DOWN IN GROUPS OF FIVE AT A TIME. ))
[OUT Q=five at a time.]
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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The manager of the Rocky Mount Burger King is charged with dealing drugs near Franklin County High School.
Franklin County deputies arrested 39-year-old Roy Livingston Campbell Friday at the Burger King he managed on Route 40.
Authorities say their confidential informant bought cocaine from Campbell two times in the restaurant's parking lot.
Campbell is charged with distributing cocaine within one-thousand feet of a school.
He'll be arraigned in court tomorrow.
In honor of what would have been his 73rd birthday, Martin Luther King, Junior is being remembered across the country.
Most government offices, banks, post offices, and stock markets are closed today, in observance of Doctor King's birthday.
But civil rights leaders say they're disappointed that MORE businesses don't follow suit.
According to a Bureau of National Affairs study, only about a quarter of workplaces offer a paid holiday on Martin Luther King, Junior Day.
The head of the U-S Commission on Civil Rights says the numbers are ``embarrassing and disappointing.''
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[SS=NONE]LEO IN WX-CENTER
[SS=NONE]LEO TOSS BACK
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Still to come on the newscast, one man's effort to remove a local school superintendent fails.
and 50 people are killed when a river of lava causes a gas station to explode.
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More death and destruction in Congo, where a volcano erupted four days ago.
40 people were killed by the INITIAL eruption.
And 50 more people were killed in an explosion at a gas station.
Richard Roth explains what happened.
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[SUPER=01-Richard Roth/CBS News; :44]
[OUT Q=Roth, CBS News, London.]
NARR: A GAS STATION IN GOMA EXPLODED IN FLAMES AND SMOKE THIS MORNING
AS LOOTERS WERE SIPHONING OFF FUEL; WITNESSES SAID AS MANY AS FIFTY
PEOPLE WERE KILLED, BUT CASUALTY COUNTS ARE MOSTLY GUESSWORK.
THE LAVA FLOW HAS SLOWED THROUGH MUCH OF THE TOWN BUT BENEATH A BRITTLE
CRUST IT'S STILL HOT AND HAZARDOUS. AID WORKERS HAVE TRIED TO
DISCOURAGE REFUGEES FROM HEADING BACK TO THEIR HOMES -- WITHOUT MUCH
SUCCESS. MANY OF GOMA'S RESIDENTS SAY THEY COULDN'T FIND FOOD OR
SHELTER WHEN THEY LEFT, SO THEY'RE RETURNING DESPITE THE RISKS.
GOMA WAS HOME TO HALF A MILLION. NOW MUCH OF IT'S BEEN COVERED BY THE
VOLCANO'S ERUPTION....WHICH INCINERATED FOOD SUPPLIES AND CUT OFF
ELECTRICITY AND DRINKING WATER. AUTHORITIES SAY 90 PERCENT OF THE
TOWN'S BUSINESS DISTRICT HAS BEEN BURIED.
WHERE THE LAVA'S STILL MOVING, THERE'S MORE DANGER. AS IT FLOWS INTO
LAKE KIVU, THE RED HOT LAVA'S RELEASING TOXIC FUMES ALONG WITH STEAM.
AND THREE DAYS AFTER THE ERUPTION BEGAN, EXPERTS CANNOT BE CERTAIN THAT
IT'S OVER YET.
RICHARD ROTH CBS NEWS LONDON
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A man's efforts to get rid of the Superintendent of Schools in Henry County have failed.
Reverend Tyler Millner recently sent a letter to the State Department of Education asking the department to remove Superintendent Sharon Dodson.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./December 14, 2001]
Millner is at odds with Dodson over the controversial school consolidation plan in Henry County.
He alleges Dodson has deceived the public and is unresponsive to voters and parents.
Last week, the Department of Education sent a response to Reverend Millner's request.
The letter states that a local school board, not the state, has the authority to remove a school superintendent.
Virginia's financial picture keeps looking worse.
Governor Mark Warner said today that the projected size of Virginia's budget deficit is expected to increase by about 300 (m) million dollars over the next three-and-a-half years. That's based
on a softer-than-expected economy in January.
The gloomy economic forecast comes as Warner attempts to rally legislative support for deep state spending cuts he'll include in budget revisions tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the car tax does not appear to be going away anytime soon.
Lawmakers and officials within Governor Mark Warner's administration say the final phase out is on hold because of a lack of funds.
If fully implemented, the phase out would cost Virginia about a billion dollars a year.
Former Governor Jim Gilmore had planned in his final budget to scrap the tax in 2004.
A new proposal that would create special truck lanes on Interstate 81 is generating mixed feelings.
Some motorists like the idea, but truckers who would have to pay for the improvements in higher fees are not as enthusiastic.
Justin McLeod has more.
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[SUPER=01-Bill Miller/Motorist; :33]
[SUPER=01-Howard Wright/Truck Driver; :47]
[SUPER=01-Chris Miller/Truck Driver; 1:25 (QUICK)]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Montgomery County]
((((NAT SOUND OF CARS DRIVING BY))
Anyone who has driven on I-81 usually has the same complaint.
There are too many vehicles and not enough lanes.
[SOT 19:08:14; 19:09:19]
[IN Q=Its congesting]
((CHARLIE SHRADER/MOTORIST: ITS CONGESTION. LOTS OF TRAFFIC.))
((CAROLYN WAGNER/MOTORIST: THERE'S SO MANY TRUCKS NOW THAT CAUSES THE OLDER PEOPLE A LOT OF PROBLEMS.))
[OUT Q=a lot of problems]
The solution may come from a group called Star Solutions.
Its a coalition of road construction companies which would like to widen Virginia's section of the interstate.
They propose creating separate lanes for cars and trucks.
[IN Q=That would be good]
((BILL MILLER/MOTORIST: THAT WOULD BE GOOD IF WE HAD TWO TRUCK LANES AND TWO CAR LANES.))
[OUT Q=two car lanes]
But who should pay for these improvements?
Star Solutions would like to cover the costs by charging trucks a toll fee.
[IN Q=I dont like it]
((HOWARD WRIGHT/TRUCK DRIVER: I DON'T LIKE IT. I DON'T SEE WHY WE SHOULD HAVE TO FOOT THE BILL, OTHER PEOPLE ARE ON THE ROADS TOO.))
Although truckers are against tolls, they do support the idea of separate lanes for cars and trucks.
[OUT Q=are on the roads]
[IN Q=Route 287 in New York]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ROUTE 287 IN NEW YORK APPEARS TO BE THE ONLY TRUCK ONLY LANE AND TRUCK ONLY TOLL ROAD IN THE COUNTRY. THERE HAVE BEEN SIMILAR MEASURES IN OTHER STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY AND ARKANSAS BUT THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY HELPED DEFEAT THOSE MEASURES.))
[OUT Q=defeat those measures]
((NAT SOUND OF TRUCK))
Truckers argue its unfair because they already pay about 7-thousand dollars each in road taxes every year.
And they say a toll could possibly produce more problems than solutions.
[IN Q=I'll probably end up]
((CHRIS MILLER/TRUCK DRIVER: I'LL PROBABLY END UP TAKING A DIFFERENT ROUTE TO TAKE UP THROUGH HERE.))
[OUT Q=up through here]
Truckers and motorists are split right down the middle. (SHOT OF SPLIT ON HIGHWAY)
It will eventually be up to V-DOT to decide which path to take.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Montgomery County.))
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Ron Howard had a beautiful night last night. We'll tell you why next.
Also we'll tell you why an aerobics instructor is jumping for joy.
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Actors from "Down Under" wound up on top at last night's Golden Globe Awards.
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Australian actor Russell Crowe picked up the Best Dramatic Actor award for his role as a mathematician suffering from schizophrenia in the film, "A Beautiful Mind."
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[SOT 3:08:07 ]
[IN Q=Hopefully, it gives]
((RUSSELL CROWE/BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA:HOPEFULLY IT GIVES US A THE BELIEF THAT IN OUR LIVES SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY CAN ALWAYS HAPPEN ))
[SUPER=01-Russell Crowe/Best Actor in a Drama;]
[OUT Q=can always happen.]
Fellow Australian Nicole Kidman, meanwhile, walked away with Best acting honors for her role in the musical, "Moulin Rouge."
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[SOT 3:08:57 ]
[IN Q=I never thought]
((NICOLE KIDMAN/BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY: I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD DO A MUSICAL, LET ALONE WIN AN AWARD FOR ONE! ))
[SUPER=01-Nicole Kidman/Best Actress in a Comedy;]
[OUT Q=for one!]
Other big winners last night included Sara Jessica Parker, who won for Best T-V Actress in a Comedy for H-B-O's "Sex and the City."
"Spin City's" Charlie Sheen won for best ACTOR in a T-V comedy.
If you think your workouts are tough, try keeping up with
this aerobics instructor in India.
Raj Kumar Verma recently set a world record by performing aerobics absolutely non- stop, for 17 straight hours.
The Guiness Book of World Records recognizes three categories- marathon, non- stop, and ABSOLUTE non- stop.
Verma said dedication and rigorous training motivated him to reach for the highest level of difficulty.
In recognition of his achievement, Verma was awarded a world tour package.
In honor of the King holiday, the stock markets are closed today.
[SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
In sports, one Rams player is setting NEW playoff records, while his team moves up the N-F-C ladder with a win....
And the Ravens' hopes of making it to this year's Superbowl have been crushed by the Steelers... We'll have the highlights from those games and more, coming up in sports.
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[COMM BREAK #3]
The Baltimore Ravens will not repeat as Super Bowl champions after losing to the Steelers yesterday in Pittsburgh.
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Leading three to nothing, Kordell Stewart hands off to Amos Zereoue, who bulls his way up the middle.
The Steelers took the 10 to nothing first quarter lead.
The Ravens turned it over again--
This time Zereoue dives over the top for the score, and the Steelers led 17 to nothing at the half.
A field goal made it 20 to 3.
Steelers then Baltimore's Jermaine Lewis catches the punt, cuts it to the outside, and turns it up for the 88 yard T-D run.
The Ravens trailed 20 to 10 in the third.
The Steelers sealed the win early in the fourth quarter when Stewart hooks up with Plaxico Burress on the 32 yard T-D pass.
Pittsburgh advances with the 27 to 10 win.
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[IN Q="This football....]
[SUPER=01-Bill Cowher/Steelers Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=....the challenge."]
The Steelers will face the New England Patriots next week in the A-F-C championship.
A bad day for Brett Favre turned into a record setting game for (uh-Nee'-uhs)Aeneas Williams.
Williams returned two interceptions for touchdowns, as the Rams beat Green Bay 45 to 17.
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX SPORTS; :]
Williams got into the action early.
Here he picks off this Favre pass and returns it 29 yards for the score to make it 7 to nothing in the first.
But Favre comes right back.
This time he hooks up with Antonio Freeman on the 22 yard T-D pass play, and the score was tied at 7.
[SUPER=32-St. Louis/45/Green Bay/17/; :]
Warner tossed a couple of scoring passes to Torry Holt and James Hodgins two minutes apart.
The Rams win it 45 to 17.
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[IN Q="The defense...]
[SUPER=01-Kurt Warner/Rams Quarterback; :00]
[OUT Q=.....next week."]
Brett Favre (FARV) was picked off six times.
The Rams host Philadelphia Next Sunday.
The U-V-A Cavaliers tried for their third straight win yesterday against the Florida State Seminoles.
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/RAYCOM SPORTS; :]
The 10th ranked Cavaliers started slow.
Florida State goes inside to Nigel Dixon.
He knocks down the shot.
The Seminoles led by 2.
Chris Williams carried the early load for the Cavs.
On this play, he hits the jumper and Virginia led by 2.
Elton Brown hit 3 three- pointers in the first half.
The Cavaliers led 45 to 39 at the break.
[SUPER=33-Virginia#10/91/Florida St./74/; :]
The Cavaliers go on to win it 91 to 74.
[SUPER=03-Chestnut Hill, MA/FOX SPORTS; :]
The Virginia Tech Hokies faded in the second half yesterday as the team took on 22nd ranked Boston College.
The Hokies were onlyone point behind at the half, and even led at one point of the second.
[SUPER=33-Boston College#22/77/Virginia Tech/68/; :]
But the Eagles proved too much as they snapped their three- game losing streak with the 77 to 68 victory.
[GRAPHIC=MEDIA TOUR 2002]
Last year Richard Childress suffered the loss of his best friend and his best driver, Dale Earnhardt.
But Childress is still going strong and moving forward.
MIke Stevens joins us from the NASCAR Media Tour, with a look at what Childress has been up to.
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[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=01-Robby Gordon/Cingular Chevy Driver; :20]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Harvick/Goodwrench Chevy Driver; :32]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Green/AOL Chevy Driver; :43]
[SUPER=01-Richard Childress/Richard Childress Racing; :55]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
This weekend's snow was a welcome relief for the snow leopards at Mill Mountain Zoo.
The cubs saw their first significant snowfall this weekend since their birth eight months ago.
Zoo officials say the snow leopards love the snow and are more active because of it.
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[IN Q=The snow leopards are]
((LAURIE SPANGLER/MILL MT. ZOO: THE SNOW LEOPARDS ARE NATIVE TO THE HIMALYAN MOUNTAINS, IN THE HIGH ALTIDUDES, TIBET, NEPAL, PAKISTAN, AFGHANSTAN SO IN THEIR NATIVE HABITAT ITS CHILLY AND LOTS OF SNOW AND THEY'RE VERY USE TO THIS AND THEY'RE ADAPATED TO THE WEATHER, TO THE COLD WEATHER.))
[SUPER=01-Laurie Spangler/Mill Mountain Zoo]
[OUT Q=the cold weather]
The leopards will eventually weigh nearly a hundred pounds and their tails can grow up to forty inches.
The zoo was closed Sunday due to icy conditions.
But, it expects to re-open today.
FINAL LOOK AT THE WEATHER
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