Is he dead or alive?
An American reporter-- turned hostage- is still missing after several hoax messages concerning his condition.
And rescue workers don't expect to find any survivors after an earthquake rocks Turkey-- killing 43 people.
Gusty winds and scattered snow showers makes for a wintry Monday. I'll have your chilly forecast.
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Pakistan's government says it won't give up on "Wall Street Journal" reporter Daniel Pearl-- despite five days of silence from his kidnappers.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
After countless appeals from his newspaper for proof that he's still alive, there is still no word from Daniel Pearl's abductors.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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[SUPER=01-Tariq Jamil/Karachi Police;]
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[OUT Q=Gallegus, CBS News, Washington.]
THE FATE OF WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTER DANIEL PEARL IS STILL UNCERTAIN
ALTHOUGH INVESTIGATORS IN PAKISTAN SAY THEY THINK HE IS ALIVE
-SOT- TARIQ JAMIL, Karachi police
"We are very much hopeful that he is alive because so far
we have not received any evidence of his death"
THREATENING E-MAILS STATING HE HAD BEEN KILLED TURNED OUT TO BE HOAXES.
OVER THE WEEKEND, PAKISTANI AUTHORITIES SEARCHED GRAVEYARDS AND VACANT
LOTS LOOKING FOR PEARLS BODY. PEARLS WIFE MARIANE, WAS EVEN TAKEN TO
VIEW A BODY THAT TURNED-OUT NOT TO BE HIM.
IN A LETTER TO LOCAL NEWSPAPERS MARIANE, WHO IS PREGNANT, APPEALED TO
HER HUSBANDS KIDNAPPERS.
I want to tell the people who are holding Danny that there is nothing
to gain from holding an innocent man who feels for humanity.
THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SAYS ITS DOING WHAT IT CAN TO FIND PEARL, BUT THAT
THERE WILL BE NO NEGOTIATING WITH HIS KIDNAPPERS.
PAKISTAN'S PRESIDENT MUSHAREF VISITS WASHINGTON EARLY NEXT WEEK. AND
PEARLS KIDNAPPING MAY OVERSHADOW THE VISIT
MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))
Women are once again welcome in the schools of Afghanistan.
But only a small percentage of them are even able to read.
Drew Levinson reports.
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[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News, Kandahar.]
LOCATOR: KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN)
(NATSOUND PLAYING OUTSIDE)
Behind these walls the foundation of a strong education is under
The schoolyards of Afghanistan are once again filled with girls.
The veil of the Taliban which once shrouded a womans right to learn has
not only been lifted but tossed away.
natsound in classroom)
Educators too--like Salema Ahad, who dared not teach have returned to
(SOT: SALEMA AHAD/TEACHER)
AT THE TIME OF TALIBAN WHEN THEY COME AND CLOSED OUR SCHOOL I WAS VERY
DISAPPOINTED BY THAT AND NOW I AM VERY HAPPY TO TEACH OUR GIRLS AT OUR
Today the textbooks like the minds are wide open. For most of these
children if they received any education at all it came at home.
Thats true for 13-year old Aishafor her, sitting amongst her peers is
a brand new experience.
THIS IS MY FIRST TIME IN SCHOOL I DIDNT GO TO SCHOOL UNTIL NOW.
(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON )
IN A COUNTRY WHERE JUST THREE OUT OF EVERY 100 WOMEN CAN READ GOING TO
CLASS IS MUCH MORE THAN A PRIVILEDGE IT IS A NECESSITY.
AND FOR THESE SCHOOL GIRLS WHO NOW ROAM THE HALLS ITS AN OPPORTUNITY
NOT ONLY FOR THEMSELVES BUT FOR THEIR COUNTRY AS WELL.
16-year old Sharifa has high hopes for her native Afghanistan and her
SHE SAID I WANT TO BE SOMETHING LIKE A DOCTOR OR AN ENGINEER AND WORK
FOR MY COUNTRY.
Now that the school doors have been openedthese young women are ready
to step though and make a difference.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Kandahar.
Officials in Turkey are trying to find food and shelter for thousands of people left homeless by an earthquake.
The earthquake, measuring six-point-oh on the Richter scale-- rocked the western region of Turkey yesterday, killing 43 people and injuring more than 300.
Meanwhile, search and rescue efforts have been called off.
A military official says no more survivors or bodies are caught
in the rubble.
Hundreds of buildings in the region were damaged or destroyed.
Governor Mark Warner has had to cancel his visit to the Applachian School of Law.
Snow flurries and strong winds have made it impossible for the governor's helicopter to land in Grundy.
Warner had planned to talk to students and school officials about last month's shootings.
A disgruntled former student allegedly shot and killed three people and wounded three others.
Residents in the city of Roanoke may only be weeks away from mandatory water restrictions, as levels at Carvin's Cove continue to drop.
As Justin McLeod tells us, things could get worse before they get better.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of Chris walking in woods]
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[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.))
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Museums and other cultural organiztions in the region may get some financial help afterall,
and the investigation of Enron continues, as attorneys for the former top executive cancel his appearance before Congress.
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Former Enron C-E-O Kenneth Lay will be a no- show on Capitol Hill today.
Lay WAS scheduled to testify before two Congressional committees investigating Enron's collapse.
But last night, he called it off.
A Senate committee has canceled its hearing for today, while a House panel says it plans to proceed without Lay.
His attorneys claim many lawmakers have already made up their minds about the case-- and cited "inflammatory statements" made by Congressmen including this remark.
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[IN Q=Were they really]
((REP. BILLY TAUZIN/R- LOUISIANA: WERE THEY REALLY WRONGDOING AND MAYBE SOMEBODY OUGHT TO GO TO THE POKEY FOR THIS? I THINK WE ARE GOING TO FIND OUT YES. ))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Billy Tauzin/(R) Louisiana;]
[OUT Q=find out yes.]
Officials say Lay won't be able to avoid testifying for much longer.
It's expected that he'll be subpoened to testify at some point over the next few days.
Cultural organizations in the Valley may get some financial help from the state, after all.
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.
Workers have been able to clear the air at a Franklin County school.
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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 in 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.
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Stay with us. Coming up next, the Olympic Torch enters the homestretch,
and see how the Beatles provided a little competition to Paul McCartney's Super Bowl performance.
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The Olympic flame entered the home stretch this morning--
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The torch has arrived in Utah.
A sunrise Native American ceremony, meant to bring peace and blessings, marked the event.
The Olympic flame is expected to arrive in Salt Lake City on Thursday, ending its 13- thousand-500 mile journey through 46 states.
The 2002 Winter Games are set to begin on Friday.
This is the first time since 1980 that the Winter Olympics will be held in the United States.
Paul McCartney wowed Super Bowl watchers yesterday with his performance--
But it was the "Fab Four" all together on the big screen that entertained Beatles fans in Oregon yesterday.
Dozens of people of all ages lined up outside the McDonald Theatre for a showing of the '60s film, "Yellow Submarine."
The animated film follows the Beatles through their wild adventure in a sub.
Decades after the movie was released, audiences still enjoyed John, Paul, George, and Ringo in the colorful cartoon musical.
The film festivities also included a Beatles cover band and a costume parade.
Bland County, Giles County and Montgomery County schools are all closing one hour early.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has dropped 133 points.
The Nasdaq has lost 44 points.
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Coming up next, we'll have the highlights from last night's Super Bowl,
And then following Sports, we'll tell you why one hotel says you can't tell its rooms from a hole in the ground.
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Superbowl 36 has brought yet another reason to love the red, white, and blue... The Patriots, on their third try, would become the SuperBowl champs.
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[OUT Q=...IT'S UNBELIEVABLE."]
((The Patriots scored early. Ty Law picks off the Kurt Warner pass and take it in from 47 yards away.
Just before the half with New England up 7 to 3, Tom Brady hooks up with David Patten on an 8 yard TD pass. It's 14-to-3 New England after two quarters.
It would get worse for St. Louis before it got better. Warner is intercepted again. It would set up a field goal to give the Patriots a 17-to-3 lead in the fourth quarter.
It appeared that they had put the game away when Tebucky Jones picked up Kurt Warner's fumble at the one yard line and took all the way the other direction for an apparent TD.
But a holding penalty wiped out the score and gave the Rams a first down.
Two plays later Warner walked in from the one. He later threw a TD pass and the game was tied with under two minutes to go.
But in less than 90 seconds, with no timeouts the Patriots got themselves into field goal range and
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Adam Venatieri (VEN-UH-TERRY) kicked with a 48 yard game winner at the buzzer as the Patriots win Super Bowl 36 - 20-to-17.
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The Virginia Cavaliers have lost their third game in the last 8 days.
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The Cavs would get an eyeful of Missouri's Kareem Rush, the younger brother of former Roanoke Dazzle player Jaron Rush.
Kareem hits for 15 points in the first half as Missouri led by two points - 40 to 38 at half-time.
The back and forth transition style continued after intermission, as Roger Mason gets the ball to Keith Jenifer.
The great ball fake gets him the basket, as UVa make it 62-to-60 with under 8 to go.
The Cavs would stay within striking distance, as Mason hits the two- pointer to keep it a two point game with under three minutes to play.
Mason had 13.
Virginia's inside players also did their best to keep this one close.
J.C. Mathis hit 6 of 7 shots, scored 13, and grabbed 7 rebounds.
Freshman Elton Brown continues to play like a senior.
He had 12 points yesterday, as the Cavs shot 55 percent for the game.
But has been the case of several occasions - UVa commits 20 turnovers and loses its third straight, 81-to-77.
This year, a first time winner has emerged from the PGA Tour.
Matt Gogel won the Pebble Beach Pro Am with a birdie putt on the 18th hole of the final round.
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Gogel, shot a final round of 69 and this putt sealed the victory.
He finished 14 under par to beat Pat Perez, who took a four stroke lead into the final round, but had a triple bogey on the final hole.
We've heard a lot recently about caves that have been transformed into hideouts.
But one hotel in Arkansas has turned its underground cavern into a unique getaway.
Jerry Jacob gives us a tour.
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[OUT Q=I'm Jerry Jacob.]
IT IS NATURE'S ORIGNIAL RECIPE.
WATER, OVER ROCK, OVER
TIME, TO CREATE A CRACK, AND THEN A CAVE.
BUT NEAR PARTHENON, ARKANSAS, MAN HAS ADDED A TWIST TO NATURE'S
THE BECKHAM CREEK CAVE HAVEN.
(SOT "Anybody who appreciates a cave would love to stay here.")
BREANNA KURZMANN IS ONE OF BECKHAM CREEK'S CARETAKERS.
(SOT "It's the best job
in the world. It's almost overwhelming because there is so many
details. It's an incredible place.")
OUTSIDE AND INSIDE. HERE YOU WILL FIND ALL THE
COMFORTS OF A VERY COMFORTABLE HOME.
(SOT "This has the cave inside the bathroom.")
FIVE BATHROOMS, EACH BUILT AROUND THE ROCK.
(SOT "So you get to enjoy
the cave while you're in the bath.")
OR IN BED. WITHOUT CAVE DAMPNESS, WITHOUT CAVE SMELL.
(SOT "This is all dry. What they've done is sandblasted it and then
epoxyed it. Now we're going into the back of the cave.")
THOUGH IT COSTS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO BUILD, THE HAVEN IS BUT A
SMALL PART OF THE CAVE.
(SOT "This is how the cave looked before construction.")
JUST A FEW FEET FROM COMFORT, IS THE RAW CAVE, STILL ALIVE WITH
STALAGTITES, PILLARS, AND CREATURES.
(SOT "There are bats, and that's one reason we keep the door
ORIGINALLY BUILT AS A PRIVATE LUXURY HOME, THE BECKHAM CREEK CAVE
HAVEN IS NOW OPEN TO VISITORS. A WEEKEND STAY WILL COST SEVERAL
(SOT "We have a lot of colored lights, a lot of special lighting." )
BREANNA KURZMANN SAYS NO ONE LEAVES DISAPPOINTED, AND EVERYONE
ARRIVES WITH THE SAME REACTION.
(SOT "They say 'wow'. It's amazing to see a luxury home inside a
It's a terrific place.")
FROM PARTHENON, ARKANSAS, THIS IS JERRY JACOB
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