[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[roll cold out of the open]


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=@Jacey1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Officials are still not sure if a Wall Street Journal reporter is still alive - or if threats against his life have been carried out.
(------------)

And two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers surge security measures at a shipyard in Newport News. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


The search continues this morning for kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Pakistani say they've found nothing -- and that email messages claiming he's dead are probably a hoax.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Pakistani police]
[RUNS=:46]
[OUT Q=in time for dinner.]

(( Pakistani police have searched more than 300 cemeteries, after an email message allegedly sent by his kidnappers.
It read: "We have killed Mr. Danny. Now Mr. Bush can find his body in the graveyards of Karachi. We have thrown it there."
There have since been other email messages and a phone call to the U-S embassy in Islamabad -- also from someone claiming to have Pearl.
The caller asked for ransom money and the release of the former Taliban ambassador to Pakistan.
Pakistani police say they think the emails claiming Pearl is dead are hoaxes.
The Wall Street Journal released this statement: "We have seen the latest reports... and we remain hopeful that they are not true."
Pearl left for an assignment in Pakistan ten days ago.
He promised his wife, Marianne, now six months pregnant ... he'd be home in time for dinner.))[11Shipyard-Security

]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net (edit of 01-24 TC10:46)]
[GRAPHIC=hold]

Heightened security measures are being taken at the Newport News Shipyard to protect two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newport News/File Tape]


About 50 Marines will provide enhanced security during work on the U-S-S Dwight D- Eisenhower and the U-S-S Ronald Reagan.
The yard is the nation's only builder of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.
It also builds nuclear submarines.
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[DEA-Raid]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC16:06]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Five people from Roanoke are facing charges ranging from health care fraud to illegally distributing controlled substances.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Federal agents raided the Southwest Virginia "Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation" building on Second Street just after two o'clock yesterday.
Doctor Cecil Knox, Beverly Boone, and Tiffany Durham are all charged with illegally distributing several substances including Oxycontin.
Roanoke's federal prosecutor says some of that abuse led to serious injuries and in some cases death.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:44:45]
[IN Q=Under Section 21USC841]

((JOHN BROWNLEE/U. S. ATTORNEY: UNDER SECTION 21USC841 IF SERIOUS BODY INJURY OR DEATH OCCURS FROM A VIOLATION OF THIS STATUE THERE IS A MANDATORY SENTENCE OF 20 YEARS AND IT COULD BE UP TO LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-John Brownlee/U. S. Attorney]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=up to life]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Knox, Boone, and Durham also face fines that add up to more than 27-million dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[SS=None]


Agents also arrested Willard James Junior and Kathleen O'Gee and charged them with health care fraud.
All five are scheduled to appear in front of a U.S. magistrate this morning.

[6-Food-Bank]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC19:40]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Officials are taking a closer look at the local Second Harvest Food Bank.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-August]

The food bank distributes food in 26 southwest Virginia Counties on an annual budget of about a million and a half dollars. Subpoenas were served this week on various corporate donors, local United Way organizations and foundations that help fund the food bank. Board President Jim Pearman says he believes the Food Bank has had adequate oversight of its financial operations, including external audits and a full accounting for food and money. He says "we have no secrets from anybody."
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[ANCHOR=MARYA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

There has been NO comment from the Government.

[Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]


Nelson County authorities are asking for your help in finding two suspects in a bank robbery.
They say that Friday morning, two men robbed the tellers at the F and M Bank in Afton at gunpoint.
The Sheriff's Department found their getaway car -- a silver-blue Dodge -- one mile south of the bank.
The men were last seen running away from the car.
A ground search with tracking dogs turned up no trace of the robbers.
(XXXXXXXX)

[take crimestoppers fs] If you have any information about the robbery, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-798-5900.
(XXXXXXXX)


[Magnox]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-08 ]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some workers in Pulaski have hit the picket line.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski]


About fifty workers from the Magnox Plant say they've been "locked out" by the company since late Thursday night.
The company and workers have failed to reach an agreement on a new contract.
The union says it's willing to work for another year under the current contract.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:26:33; 20:27:45]
[IN Q=We agreed to]

((DAVE COLLINS/MAGNOX WORKER: WE AGREED TO WORK FOR JUST EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE GETTING AND THEY JUST DON'T WANT TO DEAL WITH US.)) ((JERRY HUGHES/MAGNOX WORKER: IT'S AN INSULT TO ME TO BE WITH A COMPANY FOR THIS LONG AND FOR THEM TO JUST TELL ME TO GO CLEAN MY LOCKER OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Collins/Magnox Worker; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Hughes/Magnox Worker; :08]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=my locker out]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Employees say Magnox wants a new contract that cuts vacation time and raises premiums on medical benefits.
A company spokesperson would only say the plant is still fully operational with salaried employees.
Magnox makes magnetic oxides for use in video and magnetites (MAG ne tights) used in toner for copier machines.
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[Gala-Industries]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC1:02:00]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]

An Eagle Rock company has been forced to cutback its workforce.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Eagle Rock/1990]


Gala Industries makes equipment used in the chemical end of the plastics industry.
The company says it laid off fewer than 20 people over the last several weeks because of the recent economic slowdown.
Gala's machinery runs all over the world.
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[Mercedes-Ad]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=tst]
[TAPE#=501-01 1:50:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A luxury car company is linking itself to Southwest Virginia for its next ad campaign.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Yesterday, workers from Norfolk Southern towed "steam locomotive 611" out of the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
A photo crew is shooting pictures of the engine, to use in magazine ads for the Mercedes "S" class automobile.
611 had plenty of competition for the modeling gig.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It was probably]

((DARRAN REES/PHOTOGRAPHER: IT WAS PROBABLY THE NICEST. WE HAD AN OPTION OF FIVE THAT WERE AVAILABLE, AFTER MUCH, MUCH SEARCHING. BUT THIS ONE FITTED THE DESIGN AND THE SHAPE THAT WE WANTED PERFECTLY. IT WAS THE BEST-LOOKING TRAIN THAT WE SAW.))
[SUPER=01-Darran Rees/Photographer]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...that we saw.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The ad crew is paying the transportation museum for the use of the locomotive.
The ads featuring 611 should be appearing in national magazines by early spring.
(------------)



[Punxatawny-Phil]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's America's most famous groundhog's big day...
(---------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Punxatawny, PA]


Punxatawny Phil is getting ready to signal if there will be an early spring or six more weeks of winter.
Tradition says if the woodchuck sees his shadow, bundle up. Phil's also being asked to make another prediction -- tomorrow's Super Bowl winner.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=MARYA]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Other towns around the country are trying to steal a little of Phil's thunder with their own animal prognosticators. There's Lil the prairie dog in Lander, Wyoming. Sunset, Utah has Sam the guinea pig. And Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, has a potbellied pig named Hamlet.
In Massachusetts, Nantucket islanders rely on Quentin the clam.


[Diner-Tease]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=SAT AM]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The host of chicken...]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...Weekend Diner's coming up.]



[straight to break][2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[roll cold out of the open]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... Investigators are scrambling in Pakistan searching for the missing Wall Street Journal reporter...
(------------)

And the diagnosis was not good for a Roanoke doctor's office raided by the D-E-A yesterday...
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
(-------------)


[2-shot toss to hello]

[2-Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


Pakistani police are dismissing claims that Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl's body was dumped in a cemetery.
They say the emails sent to two news groups claiming he was dead appear to be hoaxes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Pakistani police]
[RUNS=:46]
[OUT Q=in time for dinner.]

(( Pakistani police have searched more than 300 cemeteries, after an email message allegedly sent by his kidnappers.
It read: "We have killed Mr. Danny. Now Mr. Bush can find his body in the graveyards of Karachi. We have thrown it there."
There have since been other email messages and a phone call to the U-S embassy in Islamabad -- also from someone claiming to have Pearl.
The caller asked for ransom money and the release of the former Taliban ambassador to Pakistan.
Pakistani police say they think the emails claiming Pearl is dead are hoaxes.
The Wall Street Journal released this statement: "We have seen the latest reports... and we remain hopeful that they are not true."
Pearl left for an assignment in Pakistan ten days ago.

He promised his wife, Marianne, now six months pregnant ... he'd be home in time for dinner.))[2-DEA-Raid]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC16:06]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Five people are behind bars this morning- for charges ranging from health care fraud to illegally distributing controlled substances.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Federal agents raided the Southwest Virginia "Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation" building on Second Street just after two o'clock yesterday.
Doctor Cecil Knox, Beverly Boone, and Tiffany Durham are all charged with illegally distributing several substances including Oxycontin.
Roanoke's federal prosecutor says some of that abuse led to serious injuries and in some cases death.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:44:45]
[IN Q=Under Section 21USC841]

((JOHN BROWNLEE/U. S. ATTORNEY: UNDER SECTION 21USC841 IF SERIOUS BODY INJURY OR DEATH OCCURS FROM A VIOLATION OF THIS STATUE THERE IS A MANDATORY SENTENCE OF 20 YEARS AND IT COULD BE UP TO LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-John Brownlee/U. S. Attorney]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=up to life]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Knox, Boone, and Durham also face fines that add up to more than 27-million dollars.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Marya]
[SS=None]


Agents also arrested Willard James Junior and Kathleen O'Gee and charged them with health care fraud.
All five are scheduled to appear this morning in front of a U.S. magistrate.

[MADD]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC32:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Mothers Against Drunk Driving may have suffered a setback this week in the General Assembly... but the group says it isn't giving up the fight for tougher legislation this year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


One of the group's priorities is a bill that would make it illegal to carry an open container of alcohol in the passenger compartment of a car.
On Wednesday, the House of Delegates sent the measure back to committee.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The way I look at it]

((DORIS BROWN: THE WAY I LOOK AT IT, OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND. IF IT'S IN THE TRUCK THEN THE TEMPTATION TO REACH OVER A GET IT FROM YOUR BUDDY WILL NOT BE THERE.)) ((SEN. TOMMY NORMENT/R- WILLIAMSBURG: BE ENCOURAGED AND CONTINUE YOUR ADVOCACY CONTINUE TO SPEAK TO OUR FRIENDS IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES WHO HAVE DEMONSTRATED SOMETHING OF A PERSISTENT RESISTANCE TO THIS BILL, AND I'M HOPING WITH OUR COLLECTIVE EFFORTS WE CAN EDUCATE THEM AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO PASS THIS LEGISLATION.))
[SUPER=01-Doris Brown/Galax MADD Member; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tommy Norment/(R) Williamsburg; :13]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=encourage them to pass this legislation.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


MADD is also supporting legislation that would require judges to order ignition interlock systems for repeat offenders. The device analyzes a driver's breath before allowing the car to start.
(--------------)
[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=Drunk Driving]


Supporters say repeat offenders are less likely to drive drunk when the interlock system is installed. That bill is currently in a Senate Committee.

[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC1:17:37]
[GRAPHIC=MArk Warner]

Governor Mark Warner announced new jobs are coming to Southside.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Yesterday, the Governor congratulated Nautica Industries, a high-end clothing maker, for creating a customer care center in Henry County.
After the announcement, Governor Warner had lunch with three Nautica Employees and two Henry County residents who are currently out of work.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[tc:12:23:16]
[IN Q=This is going to]

((THIS IS GOING TO BE THE MOST VALUABLE LUNCH YOU'VE HAD ALL YEAR... IT ALREADY IS! LAUGHER... ARE YOU IN POLITICS? LAUGHTER))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=in politics... laughter (nat sound)]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Governor also said an Economic Response Center will be up and running in Martinsville by mid-March.
With one call, the center will provide information about unemployment benefits, insurance and job re-training.
(------------)



[Speech]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC00:11]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]

Governor Warner wasn't the only politician visiting this region ...
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :11.5]
[SUPER=03-White Sulphur Springs, WV;]

President George W. Bush arrived at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs yesterday to take part in a Republican congressional retreat. In his speech, he said the War on Terrorism is far from over.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:42:00]
[IN Q=Thousands of people...]

((PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH; THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE GONE THROUGH AL-QAIDA KILLER CAMPS. THEY ARE STILL ROAMING AROUND, AND AS LONG AS THEY ARE ROAMING AROUND WITH THE INTENTION OF HURTING US, THIS NATION WILL HUNT THEM DOWN.))
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=nation will hunt them down.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :17+]

Also, the president announced a proposal to revamp 401-K plans to avoid a repeat of the Enron mess. The plan would subject executives to the same blackout periods on stock trading that apply to company workers -- and ease restrictions on how quickly employees can diversify out of company shares.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Bush-Visit]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC12:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The presence of the President had only a minor effect on life in White Sulphur Springs. Traffic around the Greenbrier was halted as the Presidential motorcade carried the Commander-In- Chief from the Greenbrier Valley Airport in Lewisburg to the resort. The road closure trapped many drivers who were unaware of the Republican congressional retreat. Others were simply in the right place at the right time.
(///// SOT at /////)
[SOT 10:10-10:17]
[IN Q=We knew the Vice President'd been down earlier...]

((DALLY HANSON/RESIDENT: WHEN THEY CAME THROUGH AND SAY THEY'S GONNA BLOCK THE ROADS WE KNOWED SOMEBODY WAS COMING THROUGH AND WE KNOWED WHO IT WAS.)) ((TAMMY PERSINGER/RESIDENT: THERE WERE SEVARAL PEOPLE STANDING ACROSS THE STREET...CAMERAS.))
[SUPER=01-Dally Hanson/Resident; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Persinger/Resident; :08]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=across the street...cameras.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :17]

President Bush and his entourage spent only about an hour and a half in White Sulphur Springs. Local residents say they're usually kept in the dark about high level political happenings at the Greenbrier. News 7 spoke with Secret Service agents who say the lack of information is by design.
(------------)



[Big-Tom]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=501-02 1:41:12]
[GRAPHIC=Big Tom]

Smyth County's most popular resident was honored by the General Assembly...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Big Tom Buchanan wore his trademark overalls, as he accepted congratulations from the House of Delegates for his top four finish in the television series, Survivor Africa.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Big Tom is a big man]

((DEL. BILL CARRICO/R- INDEPENDENCE: BIG TOM IS A BIG MAN, BUT FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IT ISN'T HIS SIZE, HE HAS A BIG HEART.)) ((BRUCE JAMERSON/HOUSE CLERK: NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, THE SENATE CONCURRING THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMMEND TOM "BIG TOM" BUCHANAN FOR HIS SUCCESSFUL AND HIGHLY AMUSING PERFORMANCE ON SURVIVOR AFRICA. ))


[SUPER=01-Del. Bill Carrico/(R) Independence; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Jamerson/House Clerk; :08]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=highly amusing performance on Survivor Africa.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The spotlight hasn't dimmed since the show ended, and after his visit with lawmakers, Buchanan said he's still enjoying the attention.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:28:10]
[IN Q=I don't see how you cannot enjoy it]

((TOM BUCHANAN/SURVIVOR FINALIST: I DON'T SEE HOW YOU CAN NOT ENJOY IT, ESPECIALLY WITH THE YOUNGER KIDS. ALL THE PAGES HERE, I'VE SIGNED AUTOGRAPHS. I CAN REMEMBER. I'M GETTING 46, BUT I CAN REMEMBER BEING TWELVE, I'D HAVE BEEN THE FIRST ONE IN LINE.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Buchanan/Survivor Finalist]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=I'd have been the first one in line.]
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Big Tom is encouraging children to read with a literacy program he's supporting.


[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Superbowl security is now a matter for the Secret Service.. we'll have details on that a little later on News 7 Saturday Morning
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

and
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

OH MAMA!! Zookeepers are hoping this endangered lady can keep her species safe from extinction...
But first if you are traveling today........ [Jacey ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
(-------------)


[Jacey MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[Super-Bowl]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Superbowl 36 logo]


In light of September 11th, security at this year's Superbowl will be tighter than ever. And for the first time ever, the SECRET SERVICE is in charge of security at the games. Teri Okita had more from New Orleans.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike James/U. S. Secret Service; :13]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News; :41]
[SUPER=01-Marc Morial/New Orleans Mayor; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS NEW ORLEANS]


(( TRACK: FENCED IN, LOCKED DOWN, AND CHECKED OUT BY BOMB-SNIFFING DOGS THE SUPERDOME IN NEW ORLEANS IS TIGHTER THAN FORT KNOX. SUPERBOWL SUNDAY PROMISES SECURITY OF EPIC PORPORTIONS.

(Super: Mike James/U.S. Secret Service)
SOT: On game day, we will have over 48-agencies, both city, state, and

federal that will come together in our command structure. (:08)
TRACK: LED BY THE SECRET SERVICE, THOSE AGENCIES WILL ALL CONVERGE ON THIS COMMAND CENTER OVERLOOKING THE DOME. BECAUSE OF 9-11, THE WHITE HOUSE DESIGNATED THE GAME A NATIONAL SECURITY SPECIAL EVENT WITH POLICE PRESENCE ON THE SAME SCALE AS THE OLYMPICS OR A PRESIDENTIAL INAUGARATION.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: For fans arriving at the Superdome, heres a list of dos and donts. Of course, no weapons, knives, or explosives. No backpacks or large handbags. And all electronic devices, including cellphones and pagers are discouraged. (:13)
TRACK: EVEN NEW ORLEANS FAMOUS FRENCH QUARTER WHICH HOSTS MILLIONS OF REVELERS AT MARDI GRAS AND THE JAZZ FEST RESEMBLES A POLICE STATE.

(Super: Marc Morial/New Orleans Mayor)
SOT: There is no city better in the country at dealing with large crowd

events than New Orleans. (:06)
TRACK: PLANES, TRAINS, AUTOMOBILES AND BLIMPS WILL BE RESTRICTED NEAR THE DOME. WATERWAYS WILL BE MONITORED. HIGHWAYS, TOO.

SOT: Mike James/U.S. Secret Service:

There are going to be two teams who are going to come here to play a football game. (BUTT TO 12:33) Were hoping our team doesnt have to play because we cant afford to lose.
TRACK: THEYRE CONFIDENT THAT NO STONE OR RATHER, NO CONCRETE BARRIER IS LEFT UNTURNED. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, NEW ORLEANS. ))


[wipe to scores!!!][Elephant]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


An endangered species of elephant has got officials at a Texas zoo feeling like a bunch of expectant fathers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX;]


Babe the Asian elephant is expected to give birth sometime this month.
The 35-year-old mama has been pregnant for nearly two years!
The elephant's gestation period is one of the longest for animals -- about 22 months.
Babe has gained 550 pounds over the last couple of months.
Her calf should tip the scales at about 200 to 300 pounds.
Zookeepers say Babe is looking very fit.
(------------)

[2BIRTHDAYS!] 2/3/02
Sunday:

[SUPER=130-73/Geneva Weddle/Willis]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-13th/Junior & Ruby Blankenship/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-/Peggy Southers/Lexington]



[SUPER=130-/Jasper Totten/Danville]



[SUPER=130-/Sylvester Johnson/Eagle Rock]



[SUPER=130-11/Anna Angle/Copper Hill]



[SUPER=130-60/Edna Cook/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=130-72/Jim Sage/Blacksburg]


Grandmother & Granddaughter share same birthday:
[SUPER=130-74/Mildred Beck/Chatham]

Granddaughter:
[SUPER=130-28/Monica Martin/Chatham]



[SUPER=130-9/Kim Pearman/Blacksburg]



No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-38/Vickie Faw/Dublin]



[SUPER=131-60/Carol Drumheller/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-70/Genevieve Parker/Henry]



[SUPER=131-/Opal Worrell/Dugspur]



[SUPER=131-/Winner Vaughn/Willis]



[SUPER=131-/Leon Gallimore/Galax]


[SUPER=131-12th/Ricky & Lisa Brown/Clifton Forge]Anniversary: