[War-Update]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


During a raid on a hospital in Kandahar, American special forces have killed several suspected terrorists.
This, as Afghanistan's interim leader is in the U-S, asking for help to improve the future of the war- torn country.
Jennifer Jones has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Kandahar, Afghanistan; :00]
[SUPER=03-Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; :35]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Defense Secretary; quick!!! :56]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, Washington.]

((
EXPLOSIONS AND GUNFIRE ROCKED SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN TODAY. ...AS U-S SPECIAL FORCES LAUNCHED A RAID AT A KANDAHAR HOSPITAL. SIX FIGHTERS LOYAL TO OSAMA BIN LADEN HAVE BEEN HOLED UP FOR WEEKS. ...THREATENING TO BLOW THEMSELVES UP - IF ANYONE BUT A DOCTOR ENTERS THEIR WARD.

(nats..videotape)

AS FOR OTHER TERRORISTS STILL ON THE LOOSE, A BRITISH NEWSPAPER SAYS AL-QAEDA IS USING THIS TAPE, TO ENLIST NEW RECRUITS. THE VIDEO SHOWS AN ISLAMIC GROUP KILLING ALGERIAN SOLDIERS, SLASHING THEIR THROATS AFTER THEY DIE.

(nats..naval base)

IN CUBA, CONTROVERSY IS MOUNTING, OVER THE TREATMENT OF SUSPECTED TERRORISTS AT CAMP X-RAY. PUBLISHED REPORTS SAY SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL WANTS THE DETAINEES TERMED 'POW'S' -- WHICH WOULD GIVE THEM NEW RIGHTS UNDER THE GENEVA CONVENTION. BUT DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD, WHO TOURED THE NAVAL BASE SUNDAY, SAYS THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

(SOT - DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY QUICK CG "they are not prisoners of

war, and will not be treated as such.")
MEANWHILE, A PAKISTANI GROUP CLAIMS IT'S HOLDING A WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTER HOSTAGE -- TO PROTEST THE TREATMENT OF AL-QAEDA PRISONERS. .
(nats..karzai)

AND IN THE U.S. TODAY -- AFGHANISTAN'S INTERIM LEADER WILL MEET WITH PRESIDENT BUSH AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. HAMID KARZAI SAYS HE'S THANKFUL AMERICANS ROOTED OUT TERRORISTS FROM HIS HOMELAND. NOW, HE'S ASKING THE U.S. TO STAY UNTIL THE JOB IS FINISHED.

(STANDUP)

KARZAI'S VISIT COULD BE OVERSHADOWED BY THE HUNT FOR BIN LADEN, WHO VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY SAYS MAY STILL BE 'VERY MUCH ALIVE.' JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.

))[Roanoke-Water]


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


Mandatory water restrictions COULD be on the way to Roanoke residents, as early as mid- February.
The city's been unable to use its second- largest water supply, Crystal Spring, because of a potentially deadly bacteria--fecal coliform.
Roanoke officials say they'd expected the state to allow them to re- open in the spring, but the state health department says Crystal Spring still poses a legitimate health risk.

[Skateboard-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



Two people were injured in a skateboarding accident in Montgomery County. Authorities say 23 year old Travis Abbitt of Newport News was visiting his friend 23 year old Brian Bouma, who is a student at Radford University.
A witness estimated they were traveling about 40 miles an hour on skateboards, when both riders lost control and crashed. Neither rider was wearing protective headgear. They both suffered head injuries.
Abbitt was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. His condition is unknown.
Authorities say it appears Bouma will fully recover.


[11Roanoke-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-09 TC-12:28]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]

Some tense moments in Roanoke County-- after a man allegedly barricaded himself inside his apartment.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Saturday Night;]

It happened Saturday night at the Sans Souci apartment complex. Authorities say they were trying to arrest 21- year old Tommy (BESH) Beche on a warrant when he refused to open the door. Police say nine others, including six juveniles, were also inside. Several hours later-- authorities shot tear gas through the windows. Police say they had no choice after Beche made threatening remarks-- Beche's mother maintains the force was excessive.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:11:09]
[IN Q=What they did was wrong...]

((EDWINA VIAR/SUSPECT'S MOTHER; WHAT THEY DID WAS WRONG, THEY REALLY WENT ABOUT IT THE WRONG WAY. THEY COULD HAVE DONE ANYTHING ELSE, BUT THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO DO THAT. THEY DESTROYED THEIR APARTMENT. THERE WAS GLASS EVERYWHERE, THERE WAS BLOOD EVERYWHERE. AND WHEN THEY FINALLY DID GET INTO THE APARTMENT, THEY DIDN'T FIND NOTHING. THEY DIDN'T FIND NO DRUGS, THEY DIDN'T FIND NO WEAPONS, THEY DIDN'T FIND NOTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Edwina Viar/Suspect's Mother; ]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=didn't find no weapons, they didn't find nothing.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Legal Scales]

Beche is behind bars -- charged with obstruction of justice and six counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.


[11Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]

A small plane crashed in Mecklenburg County yesterday afternoon killing the pilot...
Officials say Winfred C. McLeod was flying the plane owned by Garlington Wilburn of Clarksville. According to police-- the plane crashed in a field after experiencing engine trouble.





[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, The Federal Reserve will make a decision on interest rates this week.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((IT'S FED TIME AGAIN ON WALL STREET. FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN ALAN GREENSPAN WILL MEET WITH FELLOW POLICYMAKERS TO DECIDE THE FATE OF INTEREST RATES.
GREENSPAN LAST WEEK RESCUED THE MARKETS WHEN HE SAID THERE ARE SIGNS OF AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY.. THOSE UPBEAT COMMENTS HAVE MANY ECONOMISTS BETTING THAT THE FED WILL LEAVE INTEREST RATES ALONE THIS TIME AROUND.
BUT SOME ANALYSTS SAY EVEN MORE SIGNFICANT THAN THIS WEEK'S FED MEETING WILL BE THE FLOOD OF ECONOMIC REPORTS...

(GR)

INCLUDING NEW HOME SALES LATER TODAY. LATER IN THE WEEK, WE'LL GET A LOOK AT CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, DURABLE GOODS AND UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES.

(OC)

ON WALL STREET FRIDAY, STOCKS BATTLED FOR DIRECTION ON WORD OF MORE PROFIT WARNINGS AND A LAYOFF ANNOUNCEMENT FROM GATEWAY.

(GR)

IN THE END THE DOW ROSE 44 POINTS, UP A LITTLE LESS THAN ONE PERCENT FOR THE WEEK...

(GR)

THE NASDAQ DIPPED MORE THAN FOUR POINTS...BUT WAS UP LESS THAN HALF A PERCENT ON THE WEEK.

(OC)

AMONG THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS:

(GR)

COMPAQ COMPUTER SURPRISED NVESTORS AND RAISED ITS PROFIT ESTIMATES FOR THE YEAR.. COMPAQ'S CEO ALSO INSISTED THE MERGER WITH HEWLETT PACKARD WILL GET DONE DESPITE THE MANY HURDLES IT FACES.

(OC)

THE BIOTECH FIRM IMCLONE SAID THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ARE INVESTIGATING WHETHER THE COMPANY MISLED INVESTORS ABOUT PROSPECTS FOR ITS CANCER DRUG ERBITUX.

(GR)

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

(OC)

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



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[Box-Office]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's two in a row for ``Black Hawk Down.'' The combat thriller held the top spot at the box office again, for a second straight weekend. It took in just over 18 million dollars.
(------------)
[Anchor=Kim]

[TAKE FS CHYRON]
[SUPER=77-Black Hawk Down/18.2/Snow Dogs/13.6/A Walk to Remember/13.5/The Mothman Prophecies/11.8/A Beautiful Mind/11.7

;] Second-place was a close call between Cuba Gooding Junior's comedy ``Snow Dogs'' and pop singer Mandy Moore's teen romance ``A Walk to Remember.'' ``The Mothman Prophecies'' and ``A Beautiful Mind'' round out this week's top five.


[Super=#555;reset]


[11Blind-Movies]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC-1:03:55]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Imagine going to a play, but not being able to see. It's a reality for the blind...who can attend the performing arts but can only hear the happenings on stage.
In Roanoke, people are learning how to make plays visual for the blind. Training sessions are being held so local residents can learn how to narrate a performance and then provide the service at Mill Mountain Theater. Rachel Cannon has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joel Snyder/Audio Description Trainer; :20]
[SUPER=01-Charity James/Audio Description Trainee; :50]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Roanoke.]

((Nats TC The teaching tool in this class is the movie Honey I Shrunk the Kids. Joel Snyder, an audio descriptor for 20-years, is having students narrate scenes, as if they were describing for a blind person.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:15:55]
[IN Q=There are]

((JOEL SNYDER/AUDIO DESCRIPTION TRAINER; THERE ARE 13-MILLION AMERICANS WHO ARE LEGALLY BLIND AND REALLY HAVE LIMITED ACCESS TO THE ARTS AND TO OUR CULTURE.))
[OUT Q=OUR CULTURE.]

Providing access is the reason Mill Mountain Theatre is holding this course with funding from Voice of the Blue Ridge.
In class is Charity James...an actor, singer, teacher and fan of the arts. For her, training to be a local descriptor is a natural choice.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:28:48]
[IN Q=I'm constantly]

((CHARITY JAMES/AUDIO TRANSLATOR TRAINEE; I'M CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR NEW WAYS TO SHARE MY LOVE OF THE ARTS ALL THE THEATRE ARTS THE PERFORMING ARTS WITH OTHER PEOPLE.))
[OUT Q=PEOPLE.]

Mill Mountain says it's the only theater company in Virginia to offer the service. James says the two and a half day intensive training is suprisingly difficult.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:23:00]
[IN Q=One thing]

((ONE THING THAT I'VE LEARNED THE MOST IS TO SEE IN A DIFFERENT WAY TO SEE WHAT I ACTUALLY SEE AND THEN FIND JUST THE RIGHT WORD TO DESCRIBE IT, BOY WHEN THAT HAPPENS THERE'S A BIG A-HA.))
[OUT Q=BIG AHA.]

And a more visual experience for someone without sight. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Med-Day]


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


In medical news, new research shows some medications are found to be damaging to the brain and can lead to strokes in adults.
Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=:42]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((AMERICANS ARE POPPING MORE PILLS THAN EVER, BOTH PRESCRIPTION AND OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS.

(TAKE VO - SIL)

IN FACT, MOST ADULTS TAKE AT LEAST ONE MEDICATION, IF NOT MORE, EVERY WEEK. NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS MIXING SOME COMMON MEDS CAN CAUSE SEVERE HEADACHES, EVEN STROKES. DOCTORS SAY THERE'S A LONG LIST OF DRUGS THAT CAN POTENTIALLY AFFECT SEROTONIN LEVELS IN THE BRAIN AND BODY.

(TAKE GRAPHIC)

THEY INCLUDE..ANTIDEPRESSANTS LIKE PAXIL, PROZAC AND ZOLOFT. ..MIGRAINE MEDICATIONS CALLED TRIPTANS. DIET PILLS, AMPHETAMINES, AND ST. JOHN'S WORT. RESEARCHERS SAY THESE MEDICATIONS DON'T MIX - AND IF YOU'RE TAKING TWO, OR MORE...THERE IS CAUSE FOR CONCERN.

(BACK ON CAM)

THE BEST ADVICE -- TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR FIRST. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[2-War-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


Afghan fighters say a raid on a Kandahar hospital has killed most of the al-Qaida fighters who had been holed up there for nearly two months.
Jennifer Jones brings us up to date on that, plus the latest on today's scheduled U-S visit by Afghanistan's interim leader.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Kandahar, Afghanistan;]
[SUPER=03-Guantanamo Bay, Cuba;]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Defense Secretary; quick!!!]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, Washington.]

((EXPLOSIONS AND GUNFIRE ROCKED SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN TODAY. ...AS U-S SPECIAL FORCES LAUNCHED A RAID AT A KANDAHAR HOSPITAL. OFFICIALS SAY SIX FIGHTERS LOYAL TO OSAMA BIN LADEN WERE KILLED.

(nats..videotape)

AS FOR OTHER TERRORISTS STILL ON THE LOOSE, A BRITISH NEWSPAPER SAYS AL-QAEDA IS USING THIS TAPE, TO ENLIST NEW RECRUITS. THE VIDEO SHOWS AN ISLAMIC GROUP KILLING ALGERIAN SOLDIERS, SLASHING THEIR THROATS AFTER THEY DIE.

(nats..naval base)

IN CUBA, CONTROVERSY IS MOUNTING, OVER THE TREATMENT OF SUSPECTED TERRORISTS AT CAMP X-RAY. PUBLISHED REPORTS SAY SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL WANTS THE DETAINEES TERMED 'POW'S' -- WHICH WOULD GIVE THEM NEW RIGHTS UNDER THE GENEVA CONVENTION. BUT DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD, WHO TOURED THE NAVAL BASE SUNDAY, SAYS THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

(SOT - DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY QUICK CG "they are not prisoners of

war, and will not be treated as such.")
MEANWHILE, A PAKISTANI GROUP CLAIMS IT'S HOLDING A WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTER HOSTAGE -- TO PROTEST THE TREATMENT OF AL-QAEDA PRISONERS. .
(nats..karzai)

AND IN THE U.S. TODAY -- AFGHANISTAN'S INTERIM LEADER WILL MEET WITH PRESIDENT BUSH AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. HAMID KARZAI SAYS HE'S THANKFUL AMERICANS ROOTED OUT TERRORISTS FROM HIS HOMELAND. NOW, HE'S ASKING THE U.S. TO STAY UNTIL THE JOB IS FINISHED.

(STANDUP)

KARZAI'S VISIT COULD BE OVERSHADOWED BY THE HUNT FOR BIN LADEN, WHO VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY SAYS MAY STILL BE 'VERY MUCH ALIVE.' JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Mideast-Violence]


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


In the Middle East, a Palestinian was shot and killed after running down a soldier with a car, and hitting a police officer with ANOTHER vehicle.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;]


Authorities say the man drove through an army checkpoint in Tel Aviv, while driving a Subaru.
They say the man struck a soldier, then stole a Volvo and hit an Israeli policeman.
Other officers opened fire on the man as he began to drive away.
The incident followed three Palestinian suicide attacks in Israel over the past week, after Israeli forces killed a Palestinian militant.
(------------)


[2-Skateboard-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



Two people were injured in a skateboarding accident in Montgomery County. Authorities say 23 year old Travis Abbitt of Newport News was visiting his friend 23 year old Brian Bouma who is a student at Radford University.
A witness estimated they were traveling about 40 miles an hour on skateboards when both riders lost control and crashed. Neither rider was wearing protective headgear. Both suffered head injuries.
Abbitt was flown to Roanoke Memorial hospital. His condition is unknown.
Authorities say it appears Bouma will recover from his injuries.


[11Pitts-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


Two men are dead after a car wreck in Pittsylvania County. State Police say the driver...22-year-old Samuel Terry lost control of his 2000 Corsica on Route 7-26 and hit a tree at 2:30 yesterday morning. A passenger...21-year-old John Shelton also died in the accident. Both men are from Keeling. Authorities say they were not wearing seat belts.



[11Va-Cure]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-08]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Each year, when lawmakers return to Richmond, advocacy groups across the state turn their attention to Capitol Square.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week]


Last week, members of Virginia CURE took their concerns to legislators.
The group, Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants, says the state should take a closer look at transitional centers for prison inmates returning to society.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We have done a study to]

((WE HAVE DONE A STUDY TO PROVE WE CAN SAVE THE STATE A LOT OF MONEY IF THEY USE THE TRANSITION CENTERS INSTEAD OF JUST KEEPING THEM IN PRISON UNTIL THEIR RELEASE DATE.))
[SUPER=01-Sandra Fitzgerald/Va. CURE Roanoke Coordinator]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=until their release date.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The group also supports legislation that would provide refunds to inmate families that it says were overcharged

for long distance telephone calls from the state's correctional facilities.[1st-Business]


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


In business news this morning, Gas prices are down. And Hyundai has its eyes on three possible places to build a new U-S plant.
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=1:15]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]

(( GOOD MORNING THIS MONDAY THE 28TH OF JANUARY.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
--------------------------


UP THREE... DOWN ONE...
THE LATEST... LUNDBERG SURVEY SHOWS WE ARE PAYING A LITTLE LESS FOR GASOLINE...
PRICES ARE DOWN A PENNY IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS ACCORDING TO ANALYST TRILBY LUNDBERG'S CHECK OF 8,000 GAS STATIONS.
THE PENNY LESS COMES AFTER A 3 CENT SPIKE AT THE START OF THIS MONTH... THE AVERAGE PRICE FOR ALL GRADES IS NOW $1.14 A GALLON ....
LAST YEAR THEY WERE $1.53.
--------------------------


AND THE WINNER IS ... ALABAMA.... OR KENTUCKY.. OR MISSISSIPPI OR OHIO....
HYUNDAI HAS NARROWED ITS SEARCH FOR A NEW U-S PLANT SITE DOWN TO THREE.
THE KOREAN AUTOMAKER STILL ISN'T SAYING WHEN IT WILL BUILD ITS FIRST U-S PLANT..
--------------------------


LOOKING AT WALL STREET.
AGAIN THIS WEEK... STEADY'S THE WORD AS WE AWAIT THE FED MEETING ON INTEREST RATES PLUS A TORRENT OF CORPORATE EARNINGS
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO STOCKS SHED MORNING GAINS AFTER A SLIDE IN TECH ISSUES.. INCLUDING SONY.
--------------------------


PALM IS MAKING ITS LONG AWAITED MOVE ON NEW PRODUCTS.
IT'S INTRODUCED A POCKET COMPUTER ORGANIZER.. THE I-705.. THAT CAN SURF THE WEB, GRAB E-MAIL AND COMMUNICATE WITHOUT WIRES, HOPING CORPORATE EXECUTIVES WILL SEE THE DEVICE AS A MUST-HAVE BUSINESS TOOL AND ORDER LOTS OF THEM.
IT'LL RETAIL FOR $45O. THIS SUMMER PALM WILL ROLL OUT A $25-HUNDRED DOLLAR SERVER TO ALLOW COMPANIES TO SECURELY TRANSFER INFORMATION TO AND FROM WORKERS IN THE FIELD.
--------------------------


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]

[11Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=FdBack]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Feedback]


Prayers at Virginia Military Institute, efforts to balance the state budget in Richmond, and gas prices in the New River Valley were all in the news this week.
And they were on the minds of our viewers as well.
Joe Dashiell checks in with Feedback.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This week, a federal judge in Lynchburg]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :05]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :34]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :57]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=animation out]


((This week, a federal judge ruled that school-sponsored prayers at VMI were unconstitutional. That brought this response.

"It is fine that these few were granted their right, but what about all the others that now DO NOT have the right to the group prayer. Can't the few whom it offends just wait outside until it's over? Also, if God offends them and the ACLU so much, then do not allow them to spend or receive money, because all the coins and bills have "In God We Trust" on them. I bet that would shut those hypocrites up!"
Efforts to balance the state budget prompted comments from another viewer in Salem.

"Maybe our leaders don't know how to handle the money or they are putting it where it doesn't really need to go.
These people sitting in high places need to come and see just how hard the blue collar worker has to work for their money and talk to them and see how hard it is to make ends meet... maybe they need to take some tips from them on how to do the budget."

And following our coverage of legislation that would prohibit gasoline retailers from selling fuel below cost... two viewers checked in.

"Pointing out Sheetz in Christiansburg is really unfair. They don't always have the lowest price in town and when they are low, others are low as well. Kroger , Hess, Crown and Racetrack are all low and the station across the street from Sheetz has always been low as well... Why not point out all of the stations with low prices and not just pick on Sheetz."

Another wrote...

"What about Kroger? They are just as cheap. And up the road there is another place that was selling gas for 89 cents a gallon. Nothing was said about that... I think some people just need to F.I.D.O. Forget It and Drive On."

If you would like to weigh in with your opinion on the news of the week... or comment on our coverage... send us a letter, fire up the fax machine, or e-mail us on line.
Joe Dashiell News 7))


[3-War-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


Afghanistan's prime minister will visit the White House today.
And, U-S special forces raid a hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan, killing several al-Qaida fighters who'd been in hiding there.
Jennifer Jones reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Kandahar, Afghanistan;]
[SUPER=03-Guantanamo Bay, Cuba;]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Defense Secretary; quick!!!]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, Washington.]

((EXPLOSIONS AND GUNFIRE ROCKED SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN TODAY. ...AS U-S SPECIAL FORCES LAUNCHED A RAID AT A KANDAHAR HOSPITAL. OFFICIALS SAY SIX FIGHTERS LOYAL TO OSAMA BIN LADEN WERE KILLED.

(nats..videotape)

AS FOR OTHER TERRORISTS STILL ON THE LOOSE, A BRITISH NEWSPAPER SAYS AL-QAEDA IS USING THIS TAPE, TO ENLIST NEW RECRUITS. THE VIDEO SHOWS AN ISLAMIC GROUP KILLING ALGERIAN SOLDIERS, SLASHING THEIR THROATS AFTER THEY DIE.

(nats..naval base)

IN CUBA, CONTROVERSY IS MOUNTING, OVER THE TREATMENT OF SUSPECTED TERRORISTS AT CAMP X-RAY. PUBLISHED REPORTS SAY SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL WANTS THE DETAINEES TERMED 'POW'S' -- WHICH WOULD GIVE THEM NEW RIGHTS UNDER THE GENEVA CONVENTION. BUT DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD, WHO TOURED THE NAVAL BASE SUNDAY, SAYS THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

(SOT - DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY QUICK CG "they are not prisoners of

war, and will not be treated as such.")
MEANWHILE, A PAKISTANI GROUP CLAIMS IT'S HOLDING A WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTER HOSTAGE -- TO PROTEST THE TREATMENT OF AL-QAEDA PRISONERS. .
(nats..karzai)

AND IN THE U.S. TODAY -- AFGHANISTAN'S INTERIM LEADER WILL MEET WITH PRESIDENT BUSH AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. HAMID KARZAI SAYS HE'S THANKFUL AMERICANS ROOTED OUT TERRORISTS FROM HIS HOMELAND. NOW, HE'S ASKING THE U.S. TO STAY UNTIL THE JOB IS FINISHED.

(STANDUP)

KARZAI'S VISIT COULD BE OVERSHADOWED BY THE HUNT FOR BIN LADEN, WHO VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY SAYS MAY STILL BE 'VERY MUCH ALIVE.'

JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))[2-Mideast-Violence]


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


Israeli police fatally shot a Palestinian man, after he ran over a soldier AND a police officer with two different cars.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;]


Authorities say the man drove through an army checkpoint in Tel Aviv, while driving a Subaru.
They say the man struck a soldier, then stole a Volvo and hit an Israeli policeman.
Other officers opened fire on the man as he began to drive away.
The incident followed three Palestinian suicide attacks in Israel over the past week, after Israeli forces killed a Palestinian militant.
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[2-Roanoke-Water]


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Roanoke city leaders say residents could be forced to conserve water, beginning next month.
The city's been unable to use its second- largest water supply, Crystal Spring, because of a potentially deadly bacteria-- fecal coliform.
Roanoke officials say they'd expected the state to allow them to re- open in the spring, but the state health department says Crystal Spring still poses a legitimate health risk.
Authorities say water restrictions could begin in mid- February.

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A man is in custody after allegedly barricading himself inside his Roanoke County apartment.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Saturday Night;]

It happened Saturday night at the (SANS SOO-CEE) Sans Souci apartment complex. Authorities say they were trying to arrest 21- year old Tommy (BESH) Beche on a warrant when he refused to open the door. Police say nine others including six juveniles were also inside. Several hours later-- authorities shot tear gas through the windows. Police say they had no choice after Beche made threatening remarks-- Beche's mother maintains the force was excessive.

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[IN Q=What they did was wrong...]

((EDWINA VIAR/SUSPECT'S MOTHER; WHAT THEY DID WAS WRONG, THEY REALLY WENT ABOUT IT THE WRONG WAY. THEY COULD HAVE DONE ANYTHING ELSE, BUT THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO DO THAT. THEY DESTROYED THEIR APARTMENT. THERE WAS GLASS EVERYWHERE, THERE WAS BLOOD EVERYWHERE. AND WHEN THEY FINALLY DID GET INTO THE APARTMENT, THEY DIDN'T FIND NOTHING. THEY DIDN'T FIND NO DRUGS, THEY DIDN'T FIND NO WEAPONS, THEY DIDN'T FIND NOTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Edwina Viar/Suspect's Mother; ]
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[OUT Q=didn't find no weapons, they didn't find nothing.]
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Beche is behind bars -- charged with obstruction of justice and six counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.


[2-Marketwatch]


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In business news, The Federal Reserve will make a decision on interest rates this week.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[OUT Q=I'm AC in New York.]

((IT'S FED TIME AGAIN ON WALL STREET. FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN ALAN GREENSPAN WILL MEET WITH FELLOW POLICYMAKERS TO DECIDE THE FATE OF INTEREST RATES.
GREENSPAN LAST WEEK RESCUED THE MARKETS WHEN HE SAID THERE ARE SIGNS OF AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY.. THOSE UPBEAT COMMENTS HAVE MANY ECONOMISTS BETTING THAT THE FED WILL LEAVE INTEREST RATES ALONE THIS TIME AROUND.
BUT SOME ANALYSTS SAY EVEN MORE SIGNFICANT THAN THIS WEEK'S FED MEETING WILL BE THE FLOOD OF ECONOMIC REPORTS...

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INCLUDING NEW HOME SALES LATER TODAY. LATER IN THE WEEK, WE'LL GET A LOOK AT CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, DURABLE GOODS AND UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES.

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ON WALL STREET FRIDAY, STOCKS BATTLED FOR DIRECTION ON WORD OF MORE PROFIT WARNINGS AND A LAYOFF ANNOUNCEMENT FROM GATEWAY.

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IN THE END THE DOW ROSE 44 POINTS, UP A LITTLE LESS THAN ONE PERCENT FOR THE WEEK...

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THE NASDAQ DIPPED MORE THAN FOUR POINTS...BUT WAS UP LESS THAN HALF A PERCENT ON THE WEEK.

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AMONG THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS:

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COMPAQ COMPUTER SURPRISED NVESTORS AND RAISED ITS PROFIT ESTIMATES FOR THE YEAR.. COMPAQ'S CEO ALSO INSISTED THE MERGER WITH HEWLETT PACKARD WILL GET DONE DESPITE THE MANY HURDLES IT FACES.

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THE BIOTECH FIRM IMCLONE SAID THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ARE INVESTIGATING WHETHER THE COMPANY MISLED INVESTORS ABOUT PROSPECTS FOR ITS CANCER DRUG ERBITUX.

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

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

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[2-11Pitts-Ax]


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Two men were killed in a car accident in Pittsylvania County. State Police say the driver...22-year-old Samuel Terry lost control of his 2000 Corsica on Route 7-26 and hit a tree at 2:30 yesterday morning. A passenger...21-year-old John Shelton also died in the accident. Both men are from Keeling. Authorities say they were not wearing seat belts.



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Advocacy groups across the state turn their attention to Capitol Square once lawmakers return to Richmond.

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Last week, members of Virginia CURE took their concerns to legislators.
The group, Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants, says the state should take a closer look at transitional centers for prison inmates returning to society.
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((WE HAVE DONE A STUDY TO PROVE WE CAN SAVE THE STATE A LOT OF MONEY IF THEY USE THE TRANSITION CENTERS INSTEAD OF JUST KEEPING THEM IN PRISON UNTIL THEIR RELEASE DATE.))
[SUPER=01-Sandra Fitzgerald/Va. CURE Roanoke Coordinator]
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[OUT Q=until their release date.]
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The group also supports legislation that would provide refunds to inmate families that it says were overcharged

for long distance telephone calls from the state's correctional facilities.[11Fan-Club]


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The Pittsburgh Steelers may have lost yesterday's game against the New England Patriots but local fans of the team will not be discouraged.
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The Star City Steelers Club has been around for 10-years and boasts a membership of about 1-hundred. They watch all the team's games, go to other sporting events and contribute to charities. For yesterday's AFC Championship game, they gathered at the Holiday Inn at Tanglewood. Many of the members moved to Southwest Virginia.
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[SOT 10:28:01]
[IN Q=Weve also]

((MIKE GREEN/PRES. STAR CITY STEELERS CLUB; WE'VE ALSO GOT A FAN BASE OF ABOUT 65-PERCENT OF OUR CLUB MEMBERS THAT ARE ORIGINALLY FROM THE Pittsburgh AREA AND WE'VE GOT A LOT OF DIE HARDS. ))
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[OUT Q=A LOT OF DIE HARDS.]
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The group is in contact with other Steeler fan clubs across the country and takes road trips to see the football team (------------) play at home in Pittsburgh.