[Afghanistan]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Allied airstrikes intensified today, as the U-S rushed reinforcements to try to wipe out al-Qaida forces battling in Eastern Afghanistan.
Commanders say "Operation Anaconda" is increasing in size and in danger.
Melissa McDermott reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense;]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=McDermott, CBS News, ]

((
PKG:
(nats..ground troops)

THE U-S MILITARY HAS ORDERED UP TO 3-HUNDRED EXTRA TROOPS... AND MORE THAN A DOZEN ATTACK HELICOPTERS. ...TO COUNTER A FLOW OF FRESH AL-QAEDA AND TALIBAN REBELS WHO'VE JOINED THE FIGHT.

(SOT -general in the field - no time for cg - "They're smart, they're

wily, and I would never underestimate them for a second.")

(nats..)

WHILE THERE'S NO CLEAR MAP TO GUIDE SOLDIERS ON THIS DEADLY MISSION...
(nats..soldier.."i swear to god i saw somebody move up there.")

THE SNOW TELLS THEM THE ENEMY HAS BEEN HERE.
(nats..'there's footprints sir, they go back a long way.")

THIS FIERCE BATTLE TWISTS ALONG A SIX MILE FRONTLINE OF BUNKERS AND CAVES. THE REINFORCED U-S LED COALITION ADMITS, IT MAY HAVE UNDERESTIMATED THE NUMBER OF ENEMY TROOPS. BUT U-S FORCES BELIEVE THEY'VE TAKEN OUT AT LEAST 5-HUNDRED AL-QAEDA FIGHTERS.

(SOT - DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE "Our objective is not

revenge, retribution, but to protect our country from future attack.")
STILL, SOLDIERS ON THE BATTLEFIELD SAY, SIX MONTHS AFTER 9/11....

(nats..soldier - "It felt real good to get back for all those lives

lost.")

(STANDUP)

THE FEAR OF RETRIBUTION BY THE ENEMY IS REAL -- AND NOT JUST ON THE BATTLEFIELD. IN A WAR WHERE EVERYONE'S FAIR GAME, JOURNALISTS ARE AN EASY TARGET. TODAY, REPORTERS IN THE REGION ARE BEING REMINDED, TO WATCH THEIR BACKS. MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS.

))[Yates]


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


Testimony resumes later this morning in the murder trial of Andrea Yates.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


Prosecutors plan to call rebuttal witnesses today. Yesterday, the defense showed jurors two taped interviews that showed very different versions of the woman who allegedly drowned her children.
On the first tape-- recorded a month after the killings, Yates is exhausted and unkempt.
In the other tape made just last month, Yates looks alert and well- groomed.
The psychiatrist testified the difference is because Yates is now getting the treatment she needs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:05:36]
[IN Q=I'm hoping]

((WENDALL ODOM/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: ))
[SUPER=01-Wendall Odom/Defense Attorney;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=been treated.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Yates has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity to capital murder charges.
(------------)



[11XGR-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC1:55:36]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


They missed one deadline, but House and Senate negotiators say they've resolved the major issues that divided them.
The package reportedly includes modest pay raises and bonuses for state employees and teachers, and some money
for the museums and cultural groups that found themselves at the center of the budget debate..
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Tuesday's midnight deadline came and went, and budget negotiations between the House and Senate eventually stalled over funding for the non-state agencies.
The House had included 24- million dollars for a number of groups, including more than 20 in western Virginia... but the Senate said the money was needed elsewhere.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Well I hope]

((SEN. WILLIAM WAMPLER: WELL I HOPE COOLER HEADS WILL PREVAIL AND WE'LL TRY TO LOOK AT IT VERY OBJECTIVELY AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL COME TO AN AGREEMENT THAT WILL MEET THE MUSTER OF BOTH HOUSES.)) ((DEL. VIC THOMAS: WE DON'T WANT ANY FIASCOS LIKE WE HAD LAST YEAR. WE CERTAINLY DON'T WANT THAT. I THINK WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET SOMETHING DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. William Wampler/(R) Bristol; :00]
[SUPER=@thomas; :10]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=able to get something done.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The budget compromise reportedly includes about 13- million dollars for non- state agencies, but only about half of that will go to cultural groups. A state commission will decide how that money is distributed.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


More details are expected today as the budget conferees brief other lawmakers. The full House and Senate are expected to vote on the budget Saturday.

[11Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC1:50:21]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


Two major Wall Street brokerage firms have dropped their lawsuits against Optical Cable Corporation.
The suits demanded Optical Cable hand over stock to pay back debts incurred by former President Bob Kopstein.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[PRE PRO PAGE 2]
In other company news.. the annual shareholder meeting is Tuesday.
Reporters are invited, but there is no word yet on whether cameras will be allowed inside.
Corporate executives haven't decided about a shareholder "question answer" period either.
Optical Cable reported yesterday that sales were down six MILLION dollars from last year.
(------------)



[11Haleos]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC57:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Montgomery County is covering lease payments for a local high-tech company.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :21.5]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Haleos in Blacksburg is getting help from the board of supervisors. They advanced 250-thousand dollars to the county's industrial development authority for lease payments to the bank.
Haleos is a struggling fiber optic company working to secure long-term funding for survival. A county spokesman says the county is protecting its investment and would like Haleos to stay.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:43:38 - :51]
[IN Q= WE feel its]

((ROBERT PARKER/MONTGOMERY CO. SPOKESMAN; WE FEEL ITS A GOOD MATCH FOR THE BUILDING A GOOD MATCH FOR THE ECONOMY IF THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN FOR ANY REASON THE COUNTY WILL SEEK TO BRING IN ANOTHER TENANT OR PURCHASER SIMILAR ATTRACTIVENESS CLEAN INDUSTRY LOTS OF INVESTMENT LOTS OF JOBS, HIGH PAYING JOBS.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Parker/Montgomery Co. Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=HIGH PAYING JOBS.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The Haleos building is owned by the I-D-A and was built in conjunction with the county in 19-98. Haleos officials say they're appreciative of the board's actions and they're still working to secure long-term funding to stay in business. The company's 85-employees are currently furloughed.
(------------)



[11Advance-Auto]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Advance Auto]


Nine million shares of Roanoke's Advance Auto Parts are up for grabs.
About two million are coming from the company treasury.
The rest are being offered by three major shareholders.
Advance Auto closed at 43 dollars and 60 cents a share yesterday.

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news,
Airline stocks are climbing and more signs that the recession is in remission..
Alexis Christoforous has more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=ANOTHER MAJOR]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

(( ANOTHER MAJOR HURDLE CLEARED FOR THE HEWLETT PACKARD, COMPAQ COMPUTER MERGER. AFTER THE CLOSING BELL THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION GAVE THE BIGGEST MERGER IN THE TECH INDUSTRY THE GREEN LIGHT. THE LAST AND PERHAPS GREATEST HURDLE.. SHAREHOLDERS VOTE ON THE CONTROVERSIAL 22BILLION DOLLAR DEAL MARCH 19TH.
INVESTORS ARE ANXIOUSLY AWAITING A REPORT FROM A TECHNOLOGY BELLWETHER.
LATER TODAY INTEL WILL GIVE ITS MIDQUARTER UPDATE AND IT'S EXPECTED TO COLOR WALL STREET'S OVERALL TAKE ON THE CHIP SECTOR'S HEALTH. AMONG OTHER THINGS, MERRILL LYNCH TOLD CLIENTS IT EXPECTS INTEL TO RAISE ITS REVENUE TARGET.
AIRLINE STOCKS SOARD INTO HIGH GEAR ON MORE SIGNS THAT THE INDUSTRY IS RECOVERING FROM THE RECESSION AND THE SEPT 11TH ATTACKS. STRONG FEB TRAFFICE RESULTS BOOSTED OPTIMISM THAT PASSENGERS ARE GETTING BACK ON BOARD AFTER A SIX MOTNTH HIATUS. THAT HAS LED A NUMBER OF CARRIERS TO ADD ROUTES AND FLIGHTS...
ALSO CHEERING ON INVESTORS ARE REPORTS THAT THE LEADING AIRLEINS ARE NEARING AN UNPRECEDENTED AGREEMENT TO CREATE AN INDUSTRY INSURANCE COMPANY, A MOVE THAT COULD SAVE IT A WHOPPING 1 BLN DOLLARS A YEAR IN PREMIUMS..
AFTER A ONE DAY BREATHER, STOCKS WENT BACK TO THEIR WINNING WAYS ON MORE SIGNS THAT THE RECESSION IS BEHIND US.

ESS= THE DOW RAN UP 140 POINTS LED BY DRUG AND FINANCIAL STOCKS.
ESS= WHILE THE NASDAQ ADDED ABOUT 24 POINTS


EXPECT THOSE GREAT DEALS ON CARS TO KEEP ROLLING IN .. GENERAL MOTORS SAYS IT PLANS TO KEEP OFFERING INCENTIVES TO BOOST SALES AND GAIN MARKET SHARE. THE STRATEGY IS SURE TO PRESSURE RIVALS FORD AND CHRYSLER TO DO THE SAME. HEWLETT PACKARD AND COMPAQ COMPUTER WERE SPLIT AFTER THEIR 22 BLN DOLLAR

TRACK ALL THE AFTER THE BELL ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM...AT THE NASDAQ I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS FOR NEWS 7 MORNING))
(tape tosses to stocks)


[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-01 TC1:16:56]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Lynchburg authorities say an arrest won't come any time soon in the city's first murder of the year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


51-year old Loretta Jean Napier (NAY-pee-ur) was found shot to death inside her Campbell Avenue home Sunday morning.
Police say Napier's body was found around 11:30 by a friend who was checking on her.
Investigators say they're still talking with neighbors and friends but do NOT have a suspect.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Lynchburg police.
(------------)



[11Thomas-Road]


[ANCHOR=Kimblery]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC1:48:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's not often an entire church congregation votes to break the law.. but that's what's happening in Lynchburg where the Reverend Jerry Falwell is challenging the limits on how much property a church can own.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Falwell is suing the state over archaic laws that prevent churches from incorporating and owning more than 15 acres of land.
Members of Thomas Road Baptist Church voted Sunday to incorporate and take title to 150 acres of land where they want to build a new sanctuary.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:50:31]
[IN Q=So we're saying]

((JERRY FALWELL JR./LIBERTY COUNSEL: SO WE'RE SAYING TO THE JUDGE, WE VOTED TO INCORPORATE, THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION WON'T ALLOW US TO INCORPORATE. WE VOTED TO TAKE TITLE TO THE PROPERTY BUT WE CAN'T GET CLEAR TITLE BECAUSE OF THESE LAWS, SO PLEASE GIVE US SOME RELIEF.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Falwell, Jr./Liberty Counsel]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=give us some relief.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A hearing in the case is set for later this month.
(------------)



[11Glasgow-Chickens]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC42:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Rockbridge County woman is crying foul. Marie Moore's been given 60- days to get rid of what she considers family pets. Teresa Hamilton has the story of the chickens that must go in Glasgow.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Save the]
[SUPER=03-Glasgow; :00]
[SUPER=01-Marie Moore/Glasgow Homeowner; :20]
[SUPER=01-Drew Havens/Glasgow Town Manager; 1:26 ]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:43 ]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Glasgow. ]
(((///sot////)
[sot]
[in q=Save our chickens]

((SAVE OUR CHICKENS, SAVE OUR CHICKENS.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q= save our chickens.]

Here in the town of Glasgow-- it's a battle of wills. The town says these 30- or so chickens and ducks are a nuisance-- but Marie Moore and her family say town leaders are getting their feathers ruffled over nothing.
[SOT 01:49:49- 50:10]
[IN Q= The most noise]

((THE MOST NOISE YOU HEAR IS WHEN THEY LAY AN EGG BUT YOU KNOW IT'S THE SAME THING AS PEOPLE HAVING A DOG THAT OTHER PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT THE DOG BARKING, WHAT DO THEY EXPECT THE DOG TO DO? THIS IS WHAT GOD MADE A DOG DO, HE CAN'T TALK SO HE HAS TO BARK AND MY DUCKS HAVE TO QUACK MY CHICKENS HAVE TO CROW JUST LIKE WE HUMANS HAVE TO RUN OUR MOUTHS.)) [runs21]
[out q= run our mouths.]

And, Marie Moore is crowing loudly. In 1999-- she says the town gave her permission to keep the chickens. But in May of 2000-- Glasgow town council approved an ordinance making it unlawful for residents to raise or keep chickens in town limits. Moore was able to skirt by-- until a neighbor complained.
(///sot////)
[sot]
[in q=I'm just ]

((THERE'S NO ROOSTER OUT HERE, SO THERE'S NOBODY COCKLE DOODLE DOING... )) ((I'M JUST AS MUCH A CITIZEN AS EVERYBODY ELSE IS AND IT'S ABOUT TIME WE START TAKING WHAT WE WANT AND THIS IS WHERE I'M GOING TO START.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q= to start.]

Moore believes she should be able to keep the birds because she had them before the ordinance was approved. But Glasgow's town manager says that argument doesn't fly because it is NOT a zoning issue... and that rules MUST be enforced.
[sot]
(////sot////)
[in q=The houses]

((THE HOUSES ARE NOT SPACED A GOOD DISTANCE APART, SO THAT WOULD CERTAINLY LEAD TO THAT CONCLUSION THAT THAT WOULD BE THE REASON FOR THE ORDINANCE. )) [runs11]
[out q= for the ordinace.]

Moore has been given 60- days to take the birds elsewhere-- but she plans to appeal. In the meantime-- she'll continue collecting eggs and support from anyone who thinks town leaders are the ones running afoul-- instead of her chickens. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Glasgow.))


(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[2-Yates]


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


More compelling testimony at the trial of Andrea Yates.
She is the Texas woman accused of drowning her five children in a bathtub last June.
Jim Acosta has a wrap-up from Houston.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :36]
[SUPER=01-Wendall Odom/Defense Attorney; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/Reporting; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=Jim Acosta, CBS News, Houston.]

(((sketch 1)
IT'S THE CLOSEST THIS TRIAL HAS COME TO DR. JECKYL AND MR. HYDE AS THE JURY SAW TWO VIDEOTAPED INTERVIEWS OF ANDREA YATES. ON THE FIRST TAPE -- RECORDED ONE MONTH AFTER THE KILLINGS YATES IS EXHAUSTED, UNKEPT, AND SHIFTING HER EYES AS IF A MOVIE WERE PLAYING IN HER MIND. AS SHE'S ASKED WHETHER SATAN TOLD HER TO KILL HER FIVE CHILDREN THE ACCUSED MOTHER APPEARS TO SLIP INTO PSYCHOSIS.

(graphic)


A PSYCHIATRIST ASKS: "DO YOU THINK SOMEONE IS USING YOUR HEAD? YATES: RIGHT NOW? PSYCHIATRIST: YES. YATES: I THINK SO. PSYCHIATRIST: WHO MIGHT BE PUTTING MESSAGES IN YOUR HEAD? YATES: SATAN.

(dr. puryear walk)


THE DOCTOR WHO CONDUCTED THE INTERVIEW LUCY PURYEAR CONCLUDED YATES WAS PSCHYZOPHRENIC ON THE DAY OF THE KILLINGS AND COULD NOT KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG.

(sketch 2)


THEN THE DEFENSE PLAYED A VIDEO OF YATES INTERVIEWED JUST LAST MONTH. THE APPARENT TURN-AROUND IS DRAMATIC: AFTER EIGHT MONTHS OF TAKING ANTI-PSYCHOTIC MEDICATION YATES IS ALERT, SMILING, AND WELL-GROOMED. SHE TELLS DR. PURYEAR "THE PSYCHOSIS HAS LEFT ME."

(defense walk)


THE DEFENSE WAS ABLE TO PLAY THE SECOND TAPE DESPITE REPEATED OBJECTIONS FROM THE PROSECUTON. BUT YATES' LAWYERS GOT WHAT THEY WANTED.

(sot: WENDALL ODOM/dEFENSE Attorney)


STAND-UP: NEW INFORMATION
))

[2-Afghanistan]


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


The U-S has ordered up to 300 extra troops and more than a dozen attack helicopters for "Operation Anaconda."
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Eastern Afghanistan;]


Officials hope that'll counter a flow of new al-Qaida and Taliban rebels who've joined the fight.
The fierce battle extends along a six-mile front line of bunkers and caves.
While U-S officials admit they may have under- estimated the number of enemy troops, they believe they've taken out at least 500 al-Qaida fighters.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:31:11]
[IN Q=Our objective]

((DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY:OUR OBJECTIVE IS NOT REVENGE, RETRIBUTION, BUT TO PROTECT OUR COUNTRY FROM FUTURE ATTACK." ))
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=future attack.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


U-S authorities insist the allies have the momentum in the war, and killed 100 enemy fighters yesterday alone.
(------------)



[11Danville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Smoke caused a scare and forced students out of a Danville school yesterday.
Fire officials say someone noticed smoke in a science lab at Langston Focus Center.
The school was evacuated until power could be turned off- to that malfunctioning transformer.
Damage was minimal.

[1st-Business]


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


In business news this morning,
A possible merger between Hewlett Packard and Compaq gets a thumbs up from the Federal Trade Commission.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]


(( GOOD MORNING THIS THURSDAY THE 7TH OF MARCH.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
--------------------------


IN THE WAKE OF THE ENRON DEBACLE, PRESIDENT BUSH WANTS A WATCHDOG AGENCY TO MONITOR THE ACCOUNTING INDUSTRY.
THE AGENCY WOULD STRIP CHIEF EXECUTIVES OF BONUSES IN CERTAIN MISCONDUCT CASES.
TODAY THE PRESIDENT UNVEILS A TEN-POINT PLAN ON REFORM PROPOSALS.
--------------------------


IF SHAREHOLDERS SAY YES TO A MERGER BETWEEN HEWLETT PACKARD AND COMPAQ, THE FEDS WON'T SAY NO.
THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION SAYS THE 22-BILLION DOLLAR MARRIAGE WON'T STIFLE COMPETITION.
BUT THE MERGER STILL FACES A TOUGH VOTE BY THE SHAREHOLDERS OF BOTH COMPANIES.
--------------------------


ON WALL STREET TODAY.. DIGESTING INITIAL UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS.. 4TH QUARTER PRODUCTIVITY DATA AND THE LATEST READ ON CONSUMER CREDIT.
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. A RALLY IN JAPAN.. FOR ITS HIGHEST CLOSE IN 7 MONTHS.
--------------------------


STOCKS ARE FOR SALE BUT IS THE WHOLE EXCHANGE?
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SAYS VERY EARLY TALKS ARE UNDERWAY TO HAVE THE BIG BOARD NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE BUY THE AMEX FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SECURITIES DEALERS, THE GUYS BEHIND THE NASDAQ.
--------------------------


THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT IS CONTRACTING A RECRUITER FOR 30 THOUSAND FEDERAL SECURITY SCREENERS.
N-C-S PEARSON WILL LAUNCH AN AUTOMATED WEB-BASED SYSTEM TO RECRUIT AND PLACE THE SCREENERS.
THE COMPANY MAY BE FAMILIAR TO TEACHERS AND GUIDANCE COUNSELORS... THEY PROVIDE SOFTWARE FOR TESTING AND SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICES.
AND THEY RUN THE NAVY'S LEARNING PROGRAMS FOR SAILORS ON SUBS.
--------------------------


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]

[5-First-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-04 TC-1:32:08]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


Often when a child is injured, the first person on the scene is a sibling or friend.
And as Health Check reporter Joy Sutton tells us, that's why the American Red Cross is giving elementary students first aid training.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=So we say are you choking]
[SUPER=03-Salem;00]
[SUPER=01-Jenna Whisler/Student;26]
[SUPER=01-Brittany Preston/Student;45]
[SUPER=01-Michael Robertson/Student;53]
[SUPER=01-Susan Whately/American Red Cross Instructor;1:09]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=JS, N7 Mornin']

((
(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT20:22:02]
[IN Q=So we say are you choking can i help you]
((NAT SOT: SO WE SAY ARE YOU CHOKING CAN I HELP YOU...are you choking can i help you. YOU'RE GOING TO STEP BACK...KICK

HER FEET APART WITH YOUR FOOT)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=apart with your feet]


She's only in the 4th grade at G. W Carver Elementary, but Jenna Whisler is learning a technique that many adults don't even know how to do. She's learning how to help someone who is choking. It's just one of the skills children learn in the basic aid training program offered by the American Red Cross.
And Jenna says before this program she had no idea what to do.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT20:27:37]
[IN Q=I simply thought you punched]

((I SIMPLY THOUGHT YOU PUNCHED THEM IN THE STOMACH OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=or something like that]


The program is designed for children 8 to 10 years old. They learn a variety of skills like what to do in a fire -- how to help someone who has stopped breathing and how to care for a wound. And the kids really take the program seriously.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT20:25:48]
[IN Q=Anyone could be in a type of situation where you]

((ANYONE COULD BE IN A TYPE OF SITUATION WHERE YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT TO DO BECAUSE YOU COULD BE OVER AT YOUR FRIENDS HOUSE AND ALL OF SUDDEN HE CHOKES ON A PIECE OF CANDY)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=on a piece of candy]


The kids are also working on their SOL's -- which in this case stands for Saving Others Lives.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT20:32:41]
[IN Q=Surely teaching children to save a life]

(( SURELY TEACHING CHILDREN TO SAVE A LIFE HAS GOT TO BE AS IMPORTANT AS ENGLISH, SCIENCE AND MATH. AND CHILDREN AT THIS AGE TAKE PART IN A LOT OF ACTIVITIES AWAY FROM HOME WHERE THERE IS MAYBE NOT ADULT SUPERVISION)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=may not be adult supervision]


Red Cross Instructor Susan Whately says children can be just as capable as adults and they don't tend to panic and seem to retain information.
And she says don't underestimate their potential.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT20:29:03]
[IN Q=I feel confident about myself]

((I FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT MYSELF IN TRYING TO SAVE SOMEONE IF IT EVER DOES HAPPEN)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=if it ever does happen]

Joy Sutton for News 7 Mornin' ))

[6US-Airways]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=US Airways]


There's a new man at the controls of U-S Airways.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


David Siegel is the new president and C-E-O of the troubled airline.
Siegel knows a thing or two about the airline industry, having spent seven years at Continental Airlines where he helped turn around Continental Express.
Arlington-based U-S Airways lost over one billion dollars in the fourth quarter and close to two billion dollars last year.
(-------------)



[VOB-Glasgow-Chickens]


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

A Glasgow woman is crowing over a ordinance that forbids residents from keeping or raising chickens in town limits.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Glasgow;]

Marie Moore was told she has 60- days to find new homes for her 30- or so chickens and ducks. In May of 2000, the town passed an ordinance forbidding chickens and ducks in town limits. The Moores were able to get by until a neighbor complained.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You know]

((YOU KNOW YOU CAN GO TO THE STORE AND BUY EGGS BUT SOME PEOPLE ENJOY FRESH CHICKEN EGGS I HAVE BROWN ONES, I HAVE WHITE ONES AND I HAVE GREEN ONES YOU KNOW BUT THEY WANT THESE.))
[SUPER=01-Marie Moore/Glasgow Homeowner;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=but these want these.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The Moores are planning to appeal in hopes of keeping what they say are more like family pets. They say they should be able to keep them because they were raising the birds in their back yard before the ordinance was passed. (------------)