[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]
During a stop in Cincinnati tonight, President Bush will give a speech trying to build public support for possible military action against Iraq.
But a new C-B-S, New York Times poll shows that the American public wants the President to use restraint.
Melissa McDermott reports.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Sunday; :00]
[SUPER=03-Manchester, NH/Saturday; :20 over Bush bite]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; 1:11]
[OUT Q=McDermott, CBS News, New York.]
at:00 (Washington, DC/Sunday)
DURING TONIGHT'S SPEECH IN CINCINNATI, PRESIDENT BUSH IS EXPECTED TO GIVE A DETAILED ARGUMENT ON HOW IRAQ IS VIOLATING U-N RESOLUTIONS.
ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS SAY HE WILL ALSO ARGUE THAT WEAPONS INSPECTORS SHOULD NOT RETURN TO IRAQ UNTIL THE SECURITY COUNCIL PASSES A RESOLUTION THREATENING THE USE OF MILITARY FORCE.
AND THE PRESIDENT COULD REPEAT WHAT HE HAS SAID BEFORE.
IF THE U-N DOESN'T ACT THE U-S WILL.
(SOT-President Bush) (Manchester, New Hampshire/Saturday):15
"the world community must work to disarm him, and if they won't I will lead a coalition of nations, like minded nations, to send a message that we long for peace in this world"
THIS WEEK CONGRESS COULD INCREASE PRESSURE ON THE UNITED NATIONS BY PASSING A U-S RESOLUTION GIVING THE PRESIDENT AUTHORITY TO USE MILITARY FORCE AGAINST SADDAM.
BUT IT SEEMS THE AMERICAN PUBLIC DOESN'T WANT THE PRESIDENT TO RUSH INTO WAR.
IN A CBS NEWS, NEW YORK TIMES POLL 63 PERCENT OF THOSE SURVEYED SAID THE U-S SHOULD GIVE U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS TIME BEFORE TAKING MILITARY ACTION.
65 PERCENT ALSO WANT AMERICA TO WAIT FOR THE ALLIED NATIONS TO GET ON-BOARD.
(New York City/Sunday)
AND THEN THERE ARE THOSE WHO DON'T WAR AT ALL.
ANTI-WAR PROTESTS HAVE BEEN SPRINGING UP ALL OVER THE NATION INCLUDING THIS ONE IN NEW YORK ON SUNDAY.
AMONG THE ESTIMATED 20-THOUSAND DEMONSTRATORS WERE ACTORS TIM ROBBINS AND SUSAN SARANDON WHO SAY THEY DO NOT BELIEVE IN A WAR FOR OIL.
IN HIS SPEECH TONIGHT THE PRESIDENT WILL PROBABLY DISCUSS HIS IDEAS FOR A POST-WAR, POST -SADDAM IRAQ.
HUSSEIN, OF COURSE, WANTS TO KEEP THIS FROM HAPPENING SO THIS WEEKEND HE MET WITH HIS MILITARY LEADERS ON IRAQ'S AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS.
MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.
Hundreds of people gathered last night to reflect and pray for nine year old Jennifer Short.
Many who gathered in Henry County were also trying to make sense of the little girl's death.
It was just days ago-- skeletal remains discovered in North Carolina were determined to be those of Jennifer Short.
Some held candles and cried-- while others sang and tried to absorb the words of Reverend Morris Fleisher... who urged the crowd to try to find comfort in prayer and each other.
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[IN Q=IT'S MY ]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Morris Fleisher/Pleasant Grove UMC; ]
((IT'S MY PRAYER THAT AS THESE CANDLES ARE LIT MAY THE LIGHTS OF LOVE BE ANOINTED IN OUR HEARTS THROUGH GOD'S SPIRIT FOR WE KNOW THAT JESUS CHRIST IS OUR LIGHT.))
[OUT Q=IS OUR LIGHT.]
The vigil was held across the street from the Short family home in Oak Level.
School officials say they are ready to help Jennifer's classmates cope with the news.
Jennifer was a student at Figsboro Elementary School.
School officials decided Friday not to tell the students about Jennifer's death hoping instead parents would break the news.
The school system plans to have five or six grief counselors at school today.
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[IN Q=We have found]
((CHARLES PRESTON/HENRY CO. SCHOOL SYSTEM: WE HAVE FOUND ITS BETTER TO DO ONE ON ONE SIMPLY BECAUSE AT K-5 LEVEL, KINDERGARTEN MIGHT HANDLE IT HANDLE IT DIFFERENT THAN A FIFTH GRADER SO ONE ON ONE WE HAVE FOUND TO BE THE BEST PRACTICE.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Preston/Henry Co. School System]
[OUT Q=the best practice]
Counselors have been on hand since the first day of school and officials say many students have taken advantage of that.
Since Jennifer disappeared, the school has kept her desk empty hoping Jennifer would return.
The staff plans to meet later today to decide what to do with her desk.
Local investigators will likely travel to Canada this week as part of the Short family investigation.
Authorities from Virginia and North Carolina say they'll meet later today to discuss plans to interview a man they call a "possible" witness.
Gary Bowman of North Carolina is being held in Yellowknife, Canada-- charged with illegally entering the country and lying to officials about his criminal record.
Local investigators believe Bowman may know something about the Short murders-- so plans are being made to travel to Yellowknife where Canadian investigators have already seized Bowman's van.
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[IN Q=His official]
[SUPER=01-Randy Gurlock/Canadian Citizenship & Immigration Dir. ]
((HIS OFFICIAL STATUS IS THAT HE'S A DETAINED PERSON UNDER THE IMMIGRATION ACT... HE'S BEING INTERVIEWED BY IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS, THE OFFICER IN YELLOWKNIFE. WE WILL GATHER THE FACTS IN THIS CASE AND MAKE A DECISION ABOUT HOW TO PROCEED UNDER THE IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION PROBABLY THE NEXT STEP WILL BE A DETENTION REVIEW MONDAY OR TUESDAY AT THE LATEST.))
[OUT Q=at the latest.]
Bowman left North Carolina on August 16th -- the day after the Shorts were discovered dead in their home.
Investigators searched his property after his landlord told them Bowman threatened to kill a mobile home mover in Virginia.
He left behind a map marked with the location of the Shorts' home.
Funerals are planned today for two more victims of a random sniper in the Washington, D-C area.
A murdered cab driver was buried yesterday-- He was filling up his taxi at a gas station when he was shot.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co., MD;]
Meanwhile, the manhunt continues for whomever killed six people.
Police are hoping a psychological profile of the killer will help their search.
Investigators say they've gotten thousands of tips, but say it'll take time to track down a suspect.
Covington police are investigating a homicide.
It apparently occurred at the High Acres mobile home park.
Police have been investigating the case since late Saturday night.
So far, the victim's name has not been released-- nor any details on a suspect.
Port labor talks have broken off on the West Coast, after dock workers rejected the latest contract offer from shippers.
There's no word on when negotiations might resume.
The Pacific Maritime Association, which represents shippers, says the contract would have made the dock workers the highest- paid blue collar workers in the country.
The shutdown is costing the U-S about two- billion dollars a day, as cargo remains stuck on ships.
In business news, Wall Street re-opens today after closing out its sixth straight losing week 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]
((WALL STREET WILL TRY TO SNAP A SIX WEEK LOSING STREAK WHEN THE OPENING BELL SOUNDS LATER THIS MORNING. THE DOW BEGINS THE WEEK AT A FOUR AND A HALF YEAR LOW, THE NASDAQ AT ITS LOWEST LEVEL IN SIX YEARS.
POSSIBLE CATALYSTS FOR THIS WEEK'S MARKET ACTIVITY: EARNINGS SEASON GETS UNDERWAY..
ESS=ff earnings this week pep/yhoo/juniper
AMONG THE NOTABLES THIS WEEK, PEPSICO, YAHOO AND JUNIPER NETWORKS...
ESS=ff "eco calendar"
ON THE ECONOMIC CALENDAR.. IT'S RELATIVELY LIGHT, BUT BY WEEK'S END WE'LL GET NUMBERS ON THE SEPTEMBER PRODUCER PRICE INDEX AND RETAIL SALES...
LAST WEEK, A STRING OF COMPANIES RAISED THE RED FLAG AND ALERTED INVESTORS THAT PROFITS WILL LAG FORECASTS..AMONG THE, BOEING, EMC CORP AND SCHERING PLOUGH.. THAT BROUGHT OUT THE BEARS..
AND THE DOW SANK 188 POINTS, FOR THE WEEK IT FELL 2.2 PERCENT.
THE SP 500 SLIPPED 18 POINS
AND THE NASDAQ GAVE BACK 25, DOWN NEARLY FIVE PERCENT FOR THE WEEK.
STOCKS INITIALLY ROSE ON NEWS THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UNEXPECTEDLY FELL TO 5.6 PERCENT IN SEPTEMBER.. FROM 5.7 PERCENT IN AUGUST. ECONOMISTS EXPECTED
A RISE TO 5.9 PERCENT. EVEN SO, THE ECONOMY LOST 43-THOUSAND JOBS LAST MONTH.
THE REPORT TAKES THE HEAT OFF THE FED TO CUT INTEREST RATES AT ITS NOVEMBER 6TH MEETING.
TOBACCO STOCKS WILL TRY TO RECOVER AFTER A STINGING COURT VERDICT.. SHARES OF PHILIP MORRIS SANK TO A 52 WEEK LOW AFTER A CALIFORNIA JURY DEMANDED THAT THE MAKER OF MARLBORO CIGARETTES PAY AN EYE-POPPING 28 BLN DOLLARS IN PUNITIVE DAMAGES TO A FEMALE SMOKER DYING OF LUNG CANCER. THAT AWARD IS EXPECTED TO BE DRASTICALLY REDUCED ON APPEAL.
TRACK ALL THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS))
(tape tosses to stocks)
At least 10 people are dead and dozens wounded after an Israeli raid in the Gaza Strip this morning.
[SUPER=03-Khan Younis, Gaza Strip;]
Palestinian witnesses say most of the victims were killed when an Israeli helicopter fired a missile into a crowd.
The incursion came hours after Palestinians fired a mortar shell at a Jewish settlement in another part of the Gaza Strip.
Palestinians say all of the victims were civilians, but an Israeli commander says many were gunmen.
Reverend Jerry Falwell is standing behind his statement that the founder of Islam was a "terrorist."
[SUPER=04-CBS News, 60 Minutes; ]
Falwell made that comment during an interview with 60- Minutes that aired on C-B-S last night.
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[IN Q=I think Mohammed]
((REV. JERRY FALWELL/THOMAS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH: I THINK MOHAMMED WAS A TERRORIST. I'VE READ ENOUGH BY BOTH MUSLIMS AND NON-MUSLIMS, THAT HE WAS A VIOLENT MAN, A MAN OF WAR.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Thomas Road Baptist Church;]
[OUT Q=man of war]
[SUPER=04-CBS News, 60 Minutes; ]
Falwell went on to say that while Jesus and Moses set the example for love, Mohammed set an "opposite example."
During an interview with the Associated Press, Falwell said he was asked directly if he thought Mohammed was a terrorist and says he tried to answer honestly.
However, he said it isn't something he would put in a book or sermon.
A spokesman for the council on American-Islamic Relations says he's disturbed by the lack of reaction from religious leaders.
The deadline to register to vote in this year's election is five o'clock this evening.
[VO-NAT - :20+]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; ]
Statewide, voters will decide whether the state should borrow money for parks and college building projects. Two constitutional
amendments also are on the ballot.
Senator John Warner is running for re-election against two independents.
All eleven Virginia members of the House of Representatives are seeking re-election but only seven have opposition.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
Some of Jennifer's relatives attended the vigil.
They say they're comforted by all the cards, letters, prayers and the widespread community support.
They also tell News 7's Justin McLeod--- the focus now is laying Jennifer to rest and finding out who killed the Shor
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[SUPER=03-Oak Level; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Whitehead/Jennifer's Uncle; :14]
[SUPER=01-Ruby Collins; 1:00]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Henry County]
((((NAT SOUND OF JIM AND CAROL AT THE MEMORIAL, WHITEHEAD TAPE))
One can only imagine what Jennifer Short's family is going through right now.
We got an idea Sunday afternoon when some of her relatives visited a memorial at the Short family home.
[IN Q=We pretty much accepted]
((JIM WHITEHEAD/JENNIFER'S UNCLE: WE PRETTY MUCH ACCEPTED THE FACT THROUGH DURING THE WEEK THAT IT WAS HER BUT STILL WHEN THE NEWS CAME IT WAS HEARTBREAKING AND DEVASTATING ALL THE WAY THROUGH.))
[OUT Q=all the way through]
Through it all, Jennifer's family has taken comfort in the widespread community support.
Many posted her picture all over the area, some donated money to the Jennifer Short fund, and many more just offered their prayers.
[IN Q=To see the ribbons]
((JIM WHITEHEAD/JENNIFER'S UNCLE: TO SEE THE RIBBONS RIDING AROUND AND EVERYTHING, I NEVER IN MY WORLD WOULD IMAGINE THAT A COMMUNITY CAN PULL AS TIGHT AS THEY HAVE ON A CASE LIKE THIS.))
[OUT Q=case like this]
And that support continues.
Ever since the news came down Friday afternoon, people have been flocking to this bridge in Rockingham County North Carolina.
This is where Jennifer's remains were found nearly two weeks ago.
[IN Q=I want to let Jennifer]
((RUBY COLLINS: I WANT TO LET JENNIFER KNOW THAT I AM THINKING OF HER, I LOVE HER, EVEN THOUGH I NEVER GOT TO MEET THE LITTLE GIRL, I LOVE AND MY LOVE IS WITH HER.))
[OUT Q=is with her]
It is a love many are expressing here on this bridge.
Everywhere you look there are flowers, letters, cards, poems, even teddy bears.
As people come by, they continue to ask who did this to Jennifer and why.
It is a question asked over and over by Jennifer's family.
[IN Q= ]
((JIM WHITEHEAD: ))
[IN Q=Family members are still]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: FAMILY MEMBERS ARE STILL FINALIZING JENNIFER'S FUNERAL. WE'RE TOLD THE WAKE WILL MOST LIKELY HAPPEN FRIDAY AND THE FUNERAL SATURDAY. THE SERVICES WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SAME CHURCH HER PARENTS HAD THEIRS. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY.))
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Henry County]))