[War-Update]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


It's the most specific terror alert since September 11th--
The F-B-I is warning America that another attack could come as early as today.
F-B-I officials say detainees in Afghanistan and Cuba have provided information that's led to the new terrorist warning.
They say an attack could come today in the U-S, or against Americans in Yemen.
But the agency also says the information isn't corroborated.
The alert doesn't say if the alleged plot involves Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network.
Jennifer Jones is in Washington this morning with an update.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;]
[SUPER=01-Craig Phillippe/F. B. I. Special Agent;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]

((

(PKG)


THE F-B-I'S WEBSITE IS FILLED WITH PHOTOS OF THE MEN WHO COULD BE PLANNING ANOTHER ATTACK ON AMERICA -- AS SOON AS TODAY. AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THIS YEMENI MAN IS THE MASTERMIND BEHIND A PLOT TO HURT AMERICA -- OR U-S INTERESTS IN YEMEN. WHILE THERE'S NO INDICATION ANY OF THE SUSPECTS IS IN THE U-S -- LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE ON HIGH ALERT. ESPECIALLY IN SALT LAKE CITY -- WHERE THE WINTER GAMES CONTINUE.

(23:34:54 CRAIG PHILLIPPE/SLC FBI SPECIAL AGENT "The threat is not

directed specifically at the salt lake city olympics, and that's very important, we want to get that out there.")
STILL, SECURITY IS EXTRAORDINARILY TIGHT AT THE GAMES -- AS AUTHORITIES RACE TO DETERMINE WHAT TARGETS THE ALLEGED TERRORISTS COULD HAVE IN MIND. TIPS ABOUT ANOTHER ATTACK CAME FROM TALIBAN AND AL-QAEDA PRISONERS IN CUBA AND AFGHANISTAN. WHILE OFFICIALS AREN'T SURE IF THE INFORMATION IS CREDIBLE...
(nats..9/11)

IN THE WAKE OF SEPTEMBER 11TH, THEY'RE NOT TAKING ANY CHANCES.

(STANDUP)

THE ALERT DID NOT SAY WHETHER THE ATTACK INVOLVED THE AL-QAEDA NETWORK. MOST OF THE SUSPECTS, INCLUDING THE ALLEGED RINGLEADER, ARE YEMENI NATIONALS. THE F-B-I IS ASKING THE PUBLIC TO TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THE PICTURES ON THEIR WEBSITE, AND TO CALL AUTHORITIES WITH ANY ADDITIONAL TIPS. JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON. ))

[Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A man is dead and another behind bars this morning a confrontation turned violent. Police say the men - who were apparently strangers - were arguing in the parking lot of O'Charleys restaurant when one of the men shot the other in the chest. Neither the victim nor the suspect's name has been released.

[11Police-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC59:19]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]

Hundreds of police officers nationwide gathered at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford to remember those who lost their lives at Ground Zero.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Bedford County sheriff Mike Brown helped organize the event after realizing that no ceremony had been held anywhere to honor the law enforcement officers who died on September 11th.
Brown reminded the crowd that police work is a dangerous profession.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:28:09]
[IN Q=But when duty]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: BUT WHEN DUTY CALLS, AND IT WILL AGAIN AT SOME POINT, WE WILL RESPOND JUST AS OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS DID ON 9-11. GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU WHO CAME HERE TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=came here today.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Representatives from each of the five New York City agencies that lost personnel were at yesterday's ceremony.

(------------)



[11Cole-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-01 TC47:08]
[GRAPHIC=USS Cole]

Survivors and victims' family members say they are filing a lawsuit against terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Saturday]


This past weekend, 17 Cole families gathered in Richmond to remember what happened and explain that they too have suffered, along with the victims of the 9-11 attacks.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Loved ones]

((LOU GUNN/ SON DIED IN USS COLE ATTACK; LOVED ONES DIED DEFENDING COUNTRY. THEY WERE MURDERED.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((ANDREW HALL/ATTORNEY; WE ARE PROPOSING GOING TO CONGRESS AND SAY ASSETS OF AL QAEDA HAVE BEEN FROZEN AND WE CAN CREATE A METHOD TO WHERE WE CAN GET THESE FOLKS A FAIR AND JUST COMPENSATION.))
[SUPER=01-Lou Gunn/Son Died In U. S. S. Cole Attack; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Hall/Attorney; :07]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=AND JUST COMPENSATION.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


One of the three attorneys hired for this case is Jim Cooper Hill, who recently won a 19-million dollar judgment against Iraq.
(------------)



[6XGR-God]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=501-12 TC1:42:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some say it could be offensive, but the national motto may soon have a prominent place in Virginia's public schools.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Yesterday, the Senate Education and Health Committee endorsed legislation requiring schools to post "In God We Trust" signs in a conspicuous place.
Similar bills have already passed the House of Delegates, but some lawmakers argue a Christian message could offend Virginians of other faiths.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=Some of these people]

((SEN. DICK SASLAW/D- SPRINGFIELD: SOME OF THESE PEOPLE ARE JEWISH, SOME ARE ATHEIST. SOME ARE MUSLIMS. SOME ARE BUDDHISTS. SOME ARE HINDUS. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THESE PEOPLE?)) ((SEN. NICK RERRAS/R- NORFOLK: I'M NOT TRYING TO ADVANCE ANY PARTICULAR FAITH OR SECT OR DENOMINATION, BUT I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE A POSITIVE INFLUENCE AND MOTIVATION TO ALL OF US.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Springfield; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Nick Rerras/(R) Norfolk; :13]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=influence and motivation to all of us.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Education and Health Committee voted 9 to 6 to send the bill to the Senate floor, where it comes up for a vote later today.

[11XGR-Abortion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC1:27:50]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion Bills]

The abortion issue gained one and lost one in the General Assembly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It is wrong]

((DEL. VIVIAN WATTS/(D) ANNANDALE; IT IS WRONG TO WASTE VIRGINIA'S MONEY ON POORLY CRAFTED LEGISLATION.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Vivian Watts/(D) Annandale;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=poorly crafted legislation.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Despite Vivian Watts' objections, the House overwhelmingly approved limits on partial birth abortions.
In the Senate Education and Health Committee, parental consent legislation failed by a vote.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


That proposal will be back, because the House has approved similar legislation. The bills would require a parent's permission before a minor could have an abortion.

[11Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC1:46:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Communication is key to the success of the Wachovia-First Union merger.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


That's according to former Dominion Bank executive John Clarke.
He left Dominion just before it merged with First Union.
Clark says First Union put too much emphasis on growth and not enough emphasis on communicating with customers and employees.
Wachovia-First Union says it is dedicated to informing employees about the merger every step of the way.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((JOHN CLARKE: THE OLD SPIRITUAL SINGER BEVERLY SHAY SANG WHEN THE EYE IS ON THE SPARROW. FIRST UNION TOOK THEIR EYE OFF THE SPARROW.))
[SUPER=01-John Clarke/Catawba Capital]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=off the sparrow. DOUBLE OUT!!]
(XXXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN BOARD]
At the end of the week, Wachovia branches in the Roanoke Valley become NBC branches.
Here are some things Wachovia Customers need to know.
You can use Wachovia checks until Friday. [ADD]
After Friday, start using NBC checks -- you should have already received those in the mail. [ADD]
Also remember that First Union branches may not operate as Wachovia branches until late 2003.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Enron Invest.]


In other bank news, a congressional committee could ask First Union Executives to testify about its relationship with Enron.
First Union made a 25- million dollar investment partnership which allowed Enron to keep big debts off its books.


[Marketwatch]


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


In business news,
Wall Street has extended its rally to two straight sessions as buyers were attracted by relatively cheap stock prices.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Wall street]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]


((WALL STREET WILL TRY TO EXTEND ITS WINNING STREAK TO THREE DAYS. YOU CAN BET INVESTORS WILL BE WATCHING THE ENRON SAGA AS FORMER CEO KEN LAY HEADS TO CAPITOL HILL, ALTHOUGH HE'S EXPECTED NOT TO TALK AND INVOKE HIS FIFTH AMENDMENT RIGHT STOCKS RALLIED IN THE PREVIOUS SESSION AFTER SOME INVESTORS CONCLUDED THAT ALL THIS WORRYING ABOUT ACCOUNTING AT OTHER COMPANIES IS OVERBLOWN. THE DOW ENJOYED A TRIPLE DIGIT GAIN UP ABOUT 140 POINTS
THE NASDAQ RALLIED ABOUT 28 POINTS KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE OIL PATCH CRUDE OIL CLOSED ABOVE 21-DOLLARS A BARREL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A MONTH. RISING TENSIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST REKINDLED CONCERNS ABOUT SUPPLY DISRUPTIONS. WATCH SHARES OF HEWLETT PACKARD ANC COMPAQ.. H-P BOARD MEMBER, WALTER HEWLETT UNVEILED A COUNTER PLAN THTA HE SAYS WILL RESUSCITATE THE COMPANY THAT BEARS HIS FATHER'S NAME WITHOUT THE NEED TO MERGE WITH COMPAQ. DUPONT IS GOING ON A NO FIBER DIET.. THE CHEMICAL GIANT IS THE CHEMICAL GIANT IS CONSIDERING AN INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING FOR ITS TEXTILES AND INTERIORS BUSINESS.
AND JUST WHEN INVESTMENT BANKERS THOUGHT THEY WERE SAFE, WALL STREET IS ONCE AGAIN GETTING READY TO SWING THE AX. GOLDMAN SACHS IS EXPECTED TO HAND OUT MORE PINK SLIPS IN THE COMING WEEKS. NO WORD ON EXACTLY HOW DEEP THE CUTS WILL BE BUT GOLDMAN WILL REPORTEDLY TARGET THE FIRM'S SENIOR LEVEL BANKERS. TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ... AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC - now here's a look at your local stocks.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11XGR-Road]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC06:17]
[GRAPHIC=81 Widening]


The plan to add truck lanes to Interstate 81 got a boost from the House of Delegates.
The House gave preliminary approval to legislation that would allow tolls on the interstate to pay for the new construction.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]


A private consortium proposed the project as a way to speed up interstate improvements at a time when the state is strapped for cash.
Trucks would pay a toll to finance construction of the new truck lanes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Now this is a very important bill]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/(R) SALEM; NOW THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT BILL FOR THE 81 CORRIDOR, BECAUSE WITHOUT IT THAT ROAD IS NOT GOING TO GET FIXED FOR A LONG, LONG TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Morgan Griffith/(R) Salem;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=long long time.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The bill should face a final vote in the House later today.

[11State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC1:52:38]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]

Hundreds of layoffs are in the future for the Commonwealth -
Virginia's expected budget shortfall has grown to three- point- eight billion dollars over the next two and a half years.
Joe Dashiell reports the budget paints a bleak picture. [***LITTLE HEAD PAD***]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The books closed on Saturday]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=@markwarner; :18]
[SUPER=@Joe1; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond]


((The books closed on Saturday, and the numbers were not good.
Christmas sales flat. January Revenues down more than nine percent, and tax pre-payments off more than 20 percent.
After briefing lawmakers Warner told reporters that he's cutting revenue estimates by 616 million dollars over the next 29 months.
[SOT 16:25:13]
[IN Q=When I submitted]

((WHEN I SUBMITTED OUR BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS AND AMENDMENTS IN EARLY JANUARY WE SAW THE POTENTIAL FOR THIS TREND COMING, AND PRUDENTLY I BELIEVE SET ASIDE 100-MILLION DOLLARS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2002, FISCAL YEARS 2003 AND FISCAL YEAR 2004 TO ANTICIPATE THESE SHORTFALLS. WHILE I THINK THAT WAS A PRUDENT EFFORT, CLEARLY IT WAS NOT ENOUGH.))
[RUNS= :25]
[OUT Q=clearly it was not enough.]


State agencies have submitted preliminary budget reduction plans... and Warner says that could mean the elimination of 2100 positions... perhaps 700 lay-offs.
[SOT 16:29:21]
[IN Q=I renewed my appeal.]

((I RENEWED MY APPEAL TO THE LEADERSHIP OF THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE THAT WE WORK IN A BIPARTISAN WAY TOG ET THIS MOST CHALLENGING AND DAUNTING TASK OF SOLVING THE BUDGET THE MOST CRITICAL ISSUE WE FACE THIS YEAR, TO KEEP THAT AT THE FOREFRONT OF OUR DISCUSSIONS.))
[RUNS= :18]
[OUT Q=the forefont of our discussions.]


The House Appropriations Committee has voted down the statewide sales tax referendum for public education.
But Warner says he is still talking with lawmakers, and says there are chapters still to be written on that.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))

[11Franklin-Teachers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC05:24]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD VA Budget]


The state budget plan offers no raises for teachers ...
Now it looks like Franklin County won't have them either.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./May 2000;]


Franklin County teachers got a 3 percent raise each of the last three years.
But with no increase in state or local funding this year, the school board says it can not offer employee raises.


Franklin County teachers have a starting salary of 27-thousand-600 dollars ...
The county ranks behind 80 percent of Virginia school systems for starting teacher pay.
(------------)




(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[2-War-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


The F-B-I says a terrorist attack on the U-S or on Americans in Yemen could come today.
Investigators are passing out photos of suspects -- including a 22-year-old man from Yemen.
Officials say there's no indication, however, that the suspect has entered the U-S.
The F-B-I warning comes after interviews with detainees in Afghanistan and Cuba.
But the F-B-I is stressing that the information is NOT corroborated.
The alert doesn't say whether the alleged plot involves al- Qaida terrorists.
Jennifer Jones is in Washington this morning with an update.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;]
[SUPER=01-Craig Phillippe/F. B. I. Special Agent;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]

((

(PKG)


THE F-B-I'S WEBSITE IS FILLED WITH PHOTOS OF THE MEN WHO COULD BE PLANNING ANOTHER ATTACK ON AMERICA -- AS SOON AS TODAY. AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THIS YEMENI MAN IS THE MASTERMIND BEHIND A PLOT TO HURT AMERICA -- OR U-S INTERESTS IN YEMEN. WHILE THERE'S NO INDICATION ANY OF THE SUSPECTS IS IN THE U-S -- LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE ON HIGH ALERT. ESPECIALLY IN SALT LAKE CITY -- WHERE THE WINTER GAMES CONTINUE.

(23:34:54 CRAIG PHILLIPPE/SLC FBI SPECIAL AGENT "The threat is not

directed specifically at the salt lake city olympics, and that's very important, we want to get that out there.")
STILL, SECURITY IS EXTRAORDINARILY TIGHT AT THE GAMES -- AS AUTHORITIES RACE TO DETERMINE WHAT TARGETS THE ALLEGED TERRORISTS COULD HAVE IN MIND. TIPS ABOUT ANOTHER ATTACK CAME FROM TALIBAN AND AL-QAEDA PRISONERS IN CUBA AND AFGHANISTAN. WHILE OFFICIALS AREN'T SURE IF THE INFORMATION IS CREDIBLE...
(nats..9/11)

IN THE WAKE OF SEPTEMBER 11TH, THEY'RE NOT TAKING ANY CHANCES.

(STANDUP)

THE ALERT DID NOT SAY WHETHER THE ATTACK INVOLVED THE AL-QAEDA NETWORK. MOST OF THE SUSPECTS, INCLUDING THE ALLEGED RINGLEADER, ARE YEMENI NATIONALS. THE F-B-I IS ASKING THE PUBLIC TO TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THE PICTURES ON THEIR WEBSITE, AND TO CALL AUTHORITIES WITH ANY ADDITIONAL TIPS. JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON. ))

[2-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A man is dead and another behind bars this morning a confrontation turned violent. Police say the men - who were apparently strangers - were arguing in the parking lot of O'Charleys restaurant in Roanoke around two this morning when one of the men shot the other in the chest. Neither the victim nor the suspect's name have been released.

[2-11State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC1:52:38]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


New numbers paint a bleak picture.
Virginia's expected budget shortfall has grown to three- point- eight billion dollars over the next two and a half years.
Joe Dashiell reports several hundred lay-offs are now on the horizon. [***LITTLE HEAD PAD***]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The books closed on Saturday]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=@markwarner; :18]
[SUPER=@Joe1; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond]


((The books closed on Saturday, and the numbers were not good.
Christmas sales flat. January Revenues down more than nine percent, and tax pre-payments off more than 20 percent.
After briefing lawmakers Warner told reporters that he's cutting revenue estimates by 616 million dollars over the next 29 months.
[SOT 16:25:13]
[IN Q=When I submitted]

((WHEN I SUBMITTED OUR BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS AND AMMENDMENTS IN EARLY JANUARY WE SAW THE POTENTIAL FOR THIS TREND COMING, AND PRUDENTLY I BELIEVE SET ASIDE 100-MILLION DOLLARS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2002, FISCAL YEARS 2003 AND FISCAL YEAR 2004 TO ANTICIPATE THESE SHORTFALLS. WHILE I THINK THAT WAS A PRUDENT EFFORT, CLEARLY IT WAS NOT ENOUGH.))
[RUNS= :25]
[OUT Q=clearly it was not enough.]


State agencies have submitted preliminary budget reduction plans... and Warner says that could mean the elimination of 2100 positions... perhaps 700 lay-offs.
[SOT 16:29:21]
[IN Q=I renewed my appeal.]

((I RENEWED MY APPEAL TO THE LEADERSHIP OF THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE THAT WE WORK IN A BIPARTISAN WAY TOG ET THIS MOST CHALLENGING AND DAUNTING TASK OF SOLVING THE BUDGET THE MOST CRITICAL ISSUE WE FACE THIS YEAR, TO KEEP THAT AT THE FOREFRONT OF OUR DISCUSSIONS.))
[RUNS= :18]
[OUT Q=the forefont of our discussions.]


The House Appropriations Committee has voted down the statewide sales tax referendum for public education.
But Warner says he is still talking with lawmakers, and says there are chapters still to be written on that.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))

[2-11Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC1:46:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Open lines of communication are key to the Wachovia-First Union merger.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


That's according to former Dominion Bank executive John Clarke.
He left Dominion just before it merged with First Union.
Clark says First Union put too much emphasis on growth and not enough emphasis on communicating with customers and employees.
Wachovia-First Union says it is dedicated to informing employees about the merger every step of the way.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((JOHN CLARKE: THE OLD SPIRITUAL SINGER BEVERLY SHAY SANG WHEN THE EYE IS ON THE SPARROW. FIRST UNION TOOK THEIR EYE OFF THE SPARROW.))
[SUPER=01-John Clarke/Catawba Capital]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=off the sparrow. - DOUBLE OUT!!]
(XXXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN BOARD]
At the end of the week, Wachovia branches in the Roanoke Valley become NBC branches.
Here are some things Wachovia Customers need to know.
You can use Wachovia checks until Friday. [ADD]
After Friday, start using NBC checks -- you should have already received those in the mail. [ADD]
Also remember that First Union branches may not operate as Wachovia branches until late 2003.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Enron Invest.]


In other bank news, a congressional committee could ask First Union Executives to testify about its relationship with Enron.
First Union made a 25 million dollar investment partnership which allowed Enron to keep big debts off its books.


[Enron]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


The former chief of Enron will be seen today, but not heard.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Kenneth Lay will appear before Congress today.
He's expected to become the sixth person to cite the Fifth Amendment, and refuse to answer questions about the company's collapse.
Lay has maintained he had only passing knowledge of employee involvement in deals used to hide debts from Enron investors and regulators.
(------------)



[1st-Business]


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


In business news this morning,
Analysts say that the lack of any bad news on the corporate accounting front gave bargain hunters the courage to jump back into stocks after the market's recent selling pressure.
Here's Nathan Roberts with a look at the morning's top business stories..
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Nathan Roberts/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]

(( GOOD MORNING THIS TUESDAY THE 12TH OF FEBRUARY.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
---------------------


IT LOOKS LIKE CONGRESS IS NOT GOING TO LET THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION SET IT'S OWN ACCOUNTING WATCHDOG RULES.
ONE OF THE COMMITTEES INVESTIGATING ENRON IS MOVING TO ADOPT ITS OWN RULES ON THE NUMBERS THAT GO IN YOUR STOCK'S ANNUAL REPORT.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SAYS THAT THE HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE STANDS READY TO CALL FOR A SEPARATE ACCOUNTING WATCHDOG BOARD.
-------------------------


STOCKS SNAPPED A FIVE SESSION LOSING STREAK ON FRIDAY AND KEPT RIGHT ON GOING TO START THIS WEEK.. ALL THREE MAJOR INDICES UP... BUOYED BY BIG GAINS IN BLUE CHIPS AND HOPES FOR A RECOVERY.
COMPUTER NETWORKING AND SOME RELATED TECH STOCKS UP ON NEWS OF A BUILD OUT CONTRACT FOR A-T AND T's FIBER OPTIC NETWORK.
------------------------


IT'S A PROMISE WE'VE HEARD BEFORE....NO ANNUAL FEE ON THAT NEXT CREDIT CARD YOU SIGN UP FOR.
BUT MANY TIMES, THE COMPANIES ADD A FEE LATER.
NOW A FEDERAL COURT IN PENNSYLVANIA IS PUTTING A STOP TO THE OLD
BAIT AND SWITCH TACTIC .
THE COURT SAYS CARD HOLDERS CAN SUE THE BANK UNDER THE "TRUTH IN LENDING ACT".
-----------------------


AND FROM THE COMPANY THAT ALREADY BRINGS US... GREEN AND PURPLE KETCHUP....
HEINZ HAS FUNKY FRIES... INTRODUCING YES..CHOCOLATE OR SKY-BLUE FRENCH FRIES. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SAID NO -THANKFULLY TO FRUIT LOOP FLAVORED FRIES.
-------------------------


AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M NATHAN ROBERTS IN WASHINGTON. ))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Mardi-Gras]


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


Mardi Gras revelers are kicking up their heels in the Big Easy--
Today is Fat Tuesday.
Aleen Sirgany has all the interesting sights and sounds from New Orleans.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA;]
[SUPER=01-Mike Hawkins/Chicago Resident;1:02]
[SUPER=01-Jessica Roth/Wisconsin Resident; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting;1:28]
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The F-B-I has put nearly 18- thousand law enforcement agencies on alert--
There's a terrorist threat in the U-S or against Americans in Yemen.
Detainees being held in Afghanistan and Cuba gave that information to authorities-- indicating an attack could happen as early as today.
The warning identified a suspect from Yemen.
A photo of him and other suspects are posted on the F-B-I web site.
But there's no indication whether the Yemeni man is in the U-S, or is even still alive.
Jennifer Jones has more now from Washington.
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THE F-B-I'S WEBSITE IS FILLED WITH PHOTOS OF THE MEN WHO COULD BE PLANNING ANOTHER ATTACK ON AMERICA -- AS SOON AS TODAY. AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THIS YEMENI MAN IS THE MASTERMIND BEHIND A PLOT TO HURT AMERICA -- OR U-S INTERESTS IN YEMEN. WHILE THERE'S NO INDICATION ANY OF THE SUSPECTS IS IN THE U-S -- LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE ON HIGH ALERT. ESPECIALLY IN SALT LAKE CITY -- WHERE THE WINTER GAMES CONTINUE.

(23:34:54 CRAIG PHILLIPPE/SLC FBI SPECIAL AGENT "The threat is not

directed specifically at the salt lake city olympics, and that's very important, we want to get that out there.")
STILL, SECURITY IS EXTRAORDINARILY TIGHT AT THE GAMES -- AS AUTHORITIES RACE TO DETERMINE WHAT TARGETS THE ALLEGED TERRORISTS COULD HAVE IN MIND. TIPS ABOUT ANOTHER ATTACK CAME FROM TALIBAN AND AL-QAEDA PRISONERS IN CUBA AND AFGHANISTAN. WHILE OFFICIALS AREN'T SURE IF THE INFORMATION IS CREDIBLE...
(nats..9/11)

IN THE WAKE OF SEPTEMBER 11TH, THEY'RE NOT TAKING ANY CHANCES.

(STANDUP)

THE ALERT DID NOT SAY WHETHER THE ATTACK INVOLVED THE AL-QAEDA NETWORK. MOST OF THE SUSPECTS, INCLUDING THE ALLEGED RINGLEADER, ARE YEMENI NATIONALS. THE F-B-I IS ASKING THE PUBLIC TO TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THE PICTURES ON THEIR WEBSITE, AND TO CALL AUTHORITIES WITH ANY ADDITIONAL TIPS. JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON. ))
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[3-Shooting]


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A man is dead and another behind bars this morning a confrontation turned violent. Police say the men - who were apparently strangers - were arguing in the parking lot of O'Charleys restaurant in Roanoke around two this morning when one of the men shot the other in the chest. Neither the victim nor the suspect's name have been released.


[3-11State-Budget]


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New numbers paint a bleak picture.
Virginia's expected budget shortfall has grown to three- point- eight billion dollars over the next two and a half years.
Joe Dashiell reports several hundred lay-offs are now on the horizon. [***LITTLE HEAD PAD***]
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((The books closed on Saturday, and the numbers were not good.
Christmas sales flat. January Revenues down more than nine percent, and tax pre-payments off more than 20 percent.
After briefing lawmakers Warner told reporters that he's cutting revenue estimates by 616 million dollars over the next 29 months.
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((WHEN I SUBMITTED OUR BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS AND AMMENDMENTS IN EARLY JANUARY WE SAW THE POTENTIAL FOR THIS TREND COMING, AND PRUDENTLY I BELIEVE SET ASIDE 100-MILLION DOLLARS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2002, FISCAL YEARS 2003 AND FISCAL YEAR 2004 TO ANTICIPATE THESE SHORTFALLS. WHILE I THINK THAT WAS A PRUDENT EFFORT, CLEARLY IT WAS NOT ENOUGH.))
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State agencies have submitted preliminary budget reduction plans... and Warner says that could mean the elimination of 2100 positions... perhaps 700 lay-offs.
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((I RENEWED MY APPEAL TO THE LEADERSHIP OF THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE THAT WE WORK IN A BIPARTISAN WAY TOG ET THIS MOST CHALLENGING AND DAUNTING TASK OF SOLVING THE BUDGET THE MOST CRITICAL ISSUE WE FACE THIS YEAR, TO KEEP THAT AT THE FOREFRONT OF OUR DISCUSSIONS.))
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The House Appropriations Committee has voted down the statewide sales tax referendum for public education.
But Warner says he is still talking with lawmakers, and says there are chapters still to be written on that.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))

[2-11Franklin-Teachers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The state budget plan offers no raises for teachers ...
Now it looks like Franklin County won't have them either.
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Franklin County teachers got a 3 percent raise each of the last three years.
But with no increase in state or local funding this year, the school board says it can not offer employee raises.


Franklin County teachers have a starting salary of 27-thousand-600 dollars ...
The county ranks behind 80 percent of Virginia school systems for starting teacher pay.
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[3-11Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Communication is key to the success of the Wachovia-First Union merger.
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That's according to former Dominion Bank executive John Clarke.
He left Dominion just before it merged with First Union.
Clark says First Union put too much emphasis on growth and not enough emphasis on communicating with customers and employees.
Wachovia-First Union says it is dedicated to informing employees about the merger every step of the way.
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((JOHN CLARKE: THE OLD SPIRITUAL SINGER BEVERLY SHAY SANG WHEN THE EYE IS ON THE SPARROW. FIRST UNION TOOK THEIR EYE OFF THE SPARROW.))
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At the end of the week, Wachovia branches in the Roanoke Valley become NBC branches.
Here are some things Wachovia Customers need to know.
You can use Wachovia checks until Friday. [ADD]
After Friday, start using NBC checks -- you should have already received those in the mail. [ADD]
Also remember that First Union branches may not operate as Wachovia branches until late 2003.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Enron Invest.]


In other bank news, a congressional committee could ask First Union Executives to testify about its relationship with Enron.
First Union made a 25- million dollar investment partnership which allowed Enron to keep big debts off its books.

[2-Enron]


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The former Enron chairman will show up before a Congressional panel, but he won't be saying anything.
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Kenneth Lay will appear before Congress today.
He's expected to become the sixth person to cite the Fifth Amendment, and refuse to answer questions about the company's collapse.
Lay has maintained he had only passing knowledge of employee involvement in deals used to hide debts from Enron investors and regulators.
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[2-11XGR-Road]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jda]
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The plan to add truck lanes to Interstate 81 got a boost from the House of Delegates.
The House gave preliminary approval to legislation that would allow tolls on the interstate to pay for the new construction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]


A private consortium proposed the project as a way to speed up interstate improvements at a time when the state is strapped for cash.
Trucks would pay a toll to finance construction of the new truck lanes.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/(R) SALEM; NOW THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT BILL FOR THE 81 CORRIDOR, BECAUSE WITHOUT IT THAT ROAD IS NOT GOING TO GET FIXED FOR A LONG, LONG TIME.))
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The bill should face a final vote in the House later today.

[2-11XGR-Road]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC06:17]
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The plan to add truck lanes to Interstate 81 got a boost from the House of Delegates.
The House gave preliminary approval to legislation that would allow tolls on the interstate to pay for the new construction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]


A private consortium proposed the project as a way to speed up interstate improvements at a time when the state is strapped for cash.
Trucks would pay a toll to finance construction of the new truck lanes.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/(R) SALEM; NOW THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT BILL FOR THE 81 CORRIDOR, BECAUSE WITHOUT IT THAT ROAD IS NOT GOING TO GET FIXED FOR A LONG, LONG TIME.))
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The bill should face a final vote in the House later today.