There's still no word today, on the fate of kidnapped "Wall Street Journal" reporter Daniel Pearl.
Police in Pakistan are running out of leads, and investigators are growing more frustrated over mis- information about the case.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.]
TO KIDNAPPERS, DANIEL PEARL IS A HOSTAGE -- A PAWN TO BE PLAYED IN A
HIGH-STAKES MATCH OF INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMACY.
MARIANNE PEARL IS HOPING TO INFLUENCE THE OUTCOME, BY GETTING PERSONAL
WITH HER HUSBAND'S ABDUCTORS.
IN A LETTER TO LOCAL NEWSPAPERS, SHE WRITES ABOUT HOW SHE AND DANIEL
FIRST MET IN PARIS FIVE YEARS AGO.
'I FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM'..SHE WROTE.
'AND HE BECAME THE PERSON THAT I WANTED, AND WANT MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE.'
HER HUSBAND, SHE SAID, IS A JOURNALIST, NOT A SPY.
WHILE AUTHORITIES WANT TO KEEP THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION OPEN WITH
PEARL'S CAPTORS --
..SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION IS PROVING DIFFICULT.
A SERIES OF E-MAILS TURNED OUT TO BE NOTHING MORE THAN A HOAX.
AND YESTERDAY - KARACHI POLICE FOUND A BULLET RIDDLED BODY - THEY FIRST
THOUGHT WAS PEARL'S...BUT IT WASN'T.
TODAY, PAKISTANI POLICE HAVE EXPANDED THEIR SEARCH -- TO THE 'CRIMINAL
UNDERWORLD' OF KARACHI.
HOPING THE CITY'S NOTORIOUS CRIME GANGS WILL YIELD SOME CLUES.
THOSE HOLDING PEARL ARE DEMANDING THE RELEASE OF PAKISTANI PRISONERS
BEING HELD IN CUBA.
BUT THE U-S SAYS GIVING IN, WOULD ONLY LEAD TO MORE KIDNAPPINGS.
SEVERAL DEADLINES TO KILL PEARL HAVE COME AND GONE.
..LEADING MANY TO QUESTION THE KIDNAPPER'S MOTIVES.
SOME BELIEVE PEARL'S CAPTORS ARE SET ON EMBARASSING PAKISTAN, IN THE
EYES OF IT'S NEW FOUND ALLY -- THE UNITED STATES.
ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
Today , Governor Mark Warner will pay a visit to the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy-- nearly four weeks after a shooting spree that left three people dead.
A Warner spokesman says the Governor will first meet with town and county officials, and then will head to the school.
He plans to speak to an assembly of students and faculty, and have lunch with them.
Warner was friends with one of the victims -- Dean Anthony Sutin
-- and had served on the school's board of trustees.
Authorities are looking for a missing Franklin County man.
They're searching for 38- year old Jim Richardson of Rocky Mount.
Richardson was last seen Friday afternoon in the area of Riverview Street in Rocky Mount.
The Franklin County Search and Rescue Team along with search teams from Botetourt, Pittsylvania and Henry County and Richmond began combing the area Saturday evening.
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[IN Q=Also working with us]
[SUPER=01-Ken Lavinder/Franklin Co. Search & Rescue; :00]
((ALSO WORKING WITH US IS THE TOWN OF ROCKY MOUNT POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND VIRGINIA STATE POLICE.))
[OUT Q=AND VIRGINIA STATE POLICE.]
Richardson is six foot one and weighs 160- pounds.
He has shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes and is very slender.
If you have any information you're asked to call the Franklin County Sheriff's office.
The drought- like conditions we've been experiencing could get worse before they get better.
The spring fire season is just around the corner and the water level at Carvin's Cove continues to drop.
As Justin McLeod discovered, we are just weeks away from mandatory water restrictions in Roanoke.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of Chris walking in woods]
[SUPER=01-Chris Thomsen/Dept. of Forestry; :16]
[SUPER=01-Mike McEvoy/Director of Utilities; 1:19]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]
((((NAT SOUND OF CHRIS WALKING IN WOODS))
Taking a walk down to this creek in Salem, you get a clear picture (SHOT OF OUT OF FOCUS INTO FOCUS; 13:07:27) of just how dry it really is.
There's no water running in it, and the soil that is...looks and feels bone dry.
[IN Q=It's very very dry]
((CHRIS THOMSEN/DEPT. OF FORESTRY: IT'S VERY VERY DRY AND THE WARM WEATHER IN THE SPRING TIME WHEN IT USUALLY GETS WORSE IS NOT TOO FAR OFF.))
[OUT Q=too far off]
Chris Thomsen should know.
As a forester for the Department of Forestry, he's gearing up for the spring fire season.
It's a season that he fears could be worse than what we saw last fall. (FILE OF FALL FIRES)
[IN Q=Traditionally, you go into February]
((CHRIS THOMSEN: TRADITIONALLY, YOU GO INTO FEBRUARY PRETTY WET. YOU USUALLY GET THE WORSE ABOUT IN APRIL BUT THAT'S NOT TRUE RIGHT NOW.))
Right now, we are more than twenty inches below normal rainfall since last February.
And it will take more than four inches of rain just to saturate the top soil.
[IN Q=Another concern]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ANOTHER CONCERN IS HERE AT CARVIN'S COVE. CURRENTLY, THE WATER LEVEL HERE AT THE COVE IS 21 FEET BELOW THE SPILLWAY. ONCE IT HITS 22, MANDATORY RESTRICTIONS KICK-IN, AND CITY OFFICIALS WARN THAT COULD COME IN A MATTER OF WEEKS.))
[OUT Q=matter of weeks]
The mandatory water restrictions would start out with a partial ban on all outdoor watering from ten to seven.
But if the cove falls even further, the city of Roanoke will then implement stronger restrictions.
[IN Q=If we get to]
((MIKE McEVOY/DIRECTOR OF UTILITIES: IF WE GET TO 26 FEET BELOW THE SPILLWAY, THAT WOULD BE A COMPLETE OUTDOOR BAN ON WATERING SIMILAR TO THE 1999 EVENT.))
[OUT Q=to the 1999 event]
It's an event that will most likely repeat itself if we don't get substantial rain anytime soon.
And if this warm dry winter so far is any indication, we are clearly not of the woods just yet. (SHOT OF THEM WALKING OUT OF THE WOODS)
Justin McLeod, News 7.))[11Franklin-School]
A Franklin County school gets a clean bill of health.
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/November, 2001]
Teachers and students complained of a strange odor at Lee Waid Elementary school in Rocky Mount.
Maintenance workers determined the problem was most likely coming from the boys bathroom.
Last month, crews replaced leaky pipes as well as removed absestos from other parts of the school.
Now that the work is completed, school officials say the odor has disappeared, and students are no longer having headaches or becoming nauseous.
The newest clothing store in Valley View Mall is open for business.
Shoppers crowded the Old Navy store yesterday on its grand opening. The store sells everything from jeans, khakis and t-shirts to sleepwear.
The Old Navy company is owned by the Gap.
The Valley View location is just one of more than 650 Old Navy stores around the world.
Wall Street kicks off a new trading week after a minor pull-back on Friday.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]
((THE STOCK MARKET WILL TRY TO REGAIN ITS FOOTING AFTER KICKING OFF THE
OF FEBRUARY ON A DOWN NOTE. A STRING OF CONFLICTING ECONOMIC REPORTS HAD
INVESTORS QUESTIONING THE TIMING OF AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY.
DOW FELL 13 POINTS, FOR THE WEEK IT ROSE LESS THAN ONE PERCENT.
AND THE NASDAQ GAVE BACK 22 POINTS BUT ROSE ABOUT PERCENT FOR THE WEEK.
INVESTORS CONTINUE TO ASK... WHO WILL BE THE NEXT ENRON...
TMP Worldwide Inc. shares fell as much as 19 percent after Forbes
reported that the company skims over merger expenses to make financial
results look better. The advertising company demanded a correction,
the reporting ``inaccurate and irresponsible.''
Shares of Waste Management TUMBLED 15 percent after the company trimmed
fourth-quarter profit estimate and SAID part of its earnings came from an
insurance settlement, not its waste-removal business.
A record number of publicly traded companies filed for bankruptcy
in 2001, including five of the 15 largest on record. THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT
INSURANCE CORPORATION SAID the trend raises questions as to the extent
the impact on banks' ability to rely on income from corporate and
EARNINGS SEASON IS WINDING DOWN.. SOME BIG REPORTS STILL TO COME IN THE
AHEAD.. PRICELINE, CENDANT, CISCO, SPRINT, BRITISH AIRWAYS...
TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ...
AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NY.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
Crews were busy yesterday cleaning up after a train derailed in Giles County.
The Norfolk Southern coal train derailed in Eggleston just after three o-clock yesterday morning.
24 cars were involved, eight ended up on their sides.
The company says it was able to keep other trains moving by detouring other cars around the accident.
Environmental inspectors were sent to check for any possible hazards, but since it is coal, Norfolk Southern does NOT expect any problems.
The train was headed from Bluefield to Norfolk.
It looks like the Roanoke Valley's cultural organizations may get some of the financial help they have been hoping for.
Representatives from the arts council and other organizations buttonholed lawmakers and manned a booth in the General Assembly building.
They even distributed fortune cookies with messages detailing the importance of cultural organizations in the Roanoke Valley.
They were highlighting the new master plan shared by 16 different groups in western Virginia.
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[IN Q=We're really trying to put the message]
((SUSAN JENNINGS/ARTS COUNCIL OF THE BLUE RIDGE: WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO PUT THE MESSAGE ACROSS THAT THE ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY ARE WORKING TOGETHER AS A TEAM AND THAT WE ALL STAND TOGETHER. WE ALL WORK TOGETHER ON COLLABORATIVE THINGS AND FUNDING IS IMPORTANT FOR THE WHOLE GROUP.))
((BETH POFF/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: SO IT'S BEEN A LITTLE OF AN EDUCATIONAL TYPE OF THING TO SHOW PEOPLE WHAT WE DO HAVE. BUT ALSO SHOWING THAT TOGETHER THE IMPACT THAT STATE FUNDING HELPS OUR ORGANIZATIONS HELPS THE WHOLE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA REGION.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Jennings/Arts Council of the Blue Ridge; :00]
[SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Mill Mountain Zoo; :15]
[OUT Q=the whole southwest Virginia region.]
Governor Warner did not include any funding for non-state agencies in his budget proposal.
But this week House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith and other lawmakers told local officials they expect to provide at least some funding for cultural organizations in western Virginia.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
The former chairman of the bankrupt Enron corporation will NOT be appearing before any Congressional panels today.
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/File Tape;]
Kenneth Lay says he won't testify voluntarily.
Lay's attorney argues that he shouldn't have to.
He says many members of Congress appear to have already made up their minds about the case.
Meanwhile, Lay's decision not to testify is leaving many former Enron employees disappointed.
Many had apparently planned get- togethers to watch his testimony.[1st-Business]
In business news this morning, Subway has emerged as the nation's largest restaurant chain.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories.
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]
(( GOOD MORNING THIS MONDAY THE 4TH OF FEBRUARY.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
THERE ARE NOW MORE PLACES IN AMERICA TO BUY A B.M.T. THAN A BIG
SUBWAY HAS PASSED MCDONALD'S AS THE LARGEST RESTAURANT CHAIN. AS OF
DECEMBER 31ST IT HAD 13,247 STORES IN THE U.S. THAT'S 148 THAN
SUBWAY.. STARTED BY FRED DELUCA IN 1965.... OPENED 904 MORE
STORES IN 2001.... WHILE MCDONALD'S OPENED 295
BUT WHILE SUBWAY HAS "MORE STORES" MCDONALD'S HAS "MORE IN
THE COLLAPSE OF ENRON HAS SNARED ANOTHER COMPANY IN IT'S WEB...
M-S-N, THE MICROSOFT NETWORK HAD HOPED TO ROLL OUT MSN BROADBAND
ON DSL NATIONWIDE BY LATE MARCH...
IT HAD HOPED TO USE ENRON'S BACKBONE FOR MOST OF THAT SERVICE...
THERE'S A DELAY NOW. MSN SAYS RATHER THAN START THE SERVICE WITH
LESS CAPACITY THAN IT NEEDS, IT'S DELAYING THE ROLLOUT UNTIL SUMMER OR
GOODYEAR IS OFFERING 200,000 REPLACEMENT TIRES FREE ON LARGE
VANS.THE REPLACEMENT OFFER IS LIMITED TO GOODYEAR MODELS LT, 245 75
THE GOVERNMENT RAISED SAFETY CONCERNS ABOUT THE TIRES.. THEY
COULD SEPARATE AT HIGH SPEEDS ON BIG VANS.
ANOTHER ROUND OF EARNINGS FOR WALL STREET TO PONDER THIS WEEK
AFTER ENDING LAST WEEK AND LAST MONTH ON A DOWNBEAT
ACROSS THE PACIFIC.. OVERNIGHT.. TOKYO STOCKS WERE WEIGHED
DOWN BY LOSSES AT NEC AND OTHER BIG TECH ISSUES AFTER A STRING OF POOR
AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]
In medical news, When was the last time you paid a visit to the dentist? Specialists say if it's been over a year, you may be at risk for some serious dental problems.
Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((AT LEAST A THIRD OF AMERICANS FAIL TO SEE A DENTIST EVEN ONCE A YEAR.
..EVEN THOUGH SPECIALISTS RECOMMEND REGULAR DENTAL EXAMS, SOMETIMES EVEN
TWICE A YEAR.
BUT JUST HOW OFTEN YOU NEED TO SEE A DENTIST DEPENDS ON YOUR HISTORY,
AND RISK OF DENTAL PROBLEMS.
SEEING A DENTIST FREQUENTLY IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT TO YOU,
FOR A FEW KEY REASONS.
IF YOU SMOKE OR CHEW TOBACCO,
HAVE CERTAIN DISEASES, SUCH AS DIABETES, THAT INCREASE THE RISK OF GUM
..TAKE ANY OF THE DOZENS OF MEDICATIONS THAT CAN DESTROY TEETH BY DRYING
OUT THE MOUTH - SUCH AS DRUGS THAT TREAT BLOOD PRESSURE, DEPRESSION,
ALLERGIES AND PAIN.
YOU SHOULD ALSO MAKE THAT DENTIST APPOINTMENT IF YOU ARE PREGNANT,
BECAUSE HORMONAL CHANGES ARE KNOWN TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE GUM INFLAMMATION
(BACK ON CAM)
AND THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY RECOMMENDS THAT BABIES
MAKE THEIR FIRST DENTAL VISIT NO LATER THAN THEIR FIRST BIRTHDAY.
I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))