[11NEwton]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-53]
[GRAPHIC=Newton]


Police have identified the woman found dead in Roanoke on Wednesday morning.
She is 25- year old Anna Marie Newton and her most recent address was in the Vinton area.
Investigators are trying to put together a timeline and gather more information about Newton's friends and jobs.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]


Police released these photos late last night.
A spokesperson said they were taken in 1998 and were on file in the police department.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday Morning]


Newton was found dead in the woods off Shenandoah Avenue Wednesday morning.
The medical examiner still has not determined a cause of death, but investigators are treating the case as suspicious.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Police say they did find one family member in the Vinton area, but that person couldn't add much about Anna Marie Newton's life.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE CRIMELINE FS]
If you know anything about Newton or saw anything suspicious in the 38-hundred block of Shenandoah Avenue, Roanoke police ask you to call them or Crimeline at 344-8500
(-------------)




[11Pulley]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-39 TC1:37:37]
[GRAPHIC=Pulley]


We could know later today whether remains found in North Carolina are those of a missing Pittsylvania County woman.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


37-year-old Patty Jo Pulley disappeared from her home near Ringgold in May of 1999.
[SUPER=03-Caswell Co., NC/May 1999]


Several searches along the Virginia-North Carolina border helped locate Pulley's car, but no trace of her.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


On Wednesday, a passerby spotted human remains near a bridge on Route 158 in Caswell County, North Carolina.
Pittsylvania County authorities have sent along Pulley's dental records on the chance they could help identify the body.

[11Iraq-Money]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-41 TC1:36:40]
[GRAPHIC=Almaliki]

A Roanoke man suspected of taking part in a money laundering scheme to send 12 million dollars to Iraq has been arrested. Malik Almaliki (ma-LEAK al-ma-LEK-ee) will appear in court later today. Federal agents say Almaliki may not have known exactly where the funds were going, But an indictment un-sealed in Seattle yesterday alleges Almaliki collected more than 100-thousand dollars for transmission overseas.
(----------------)
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Customs Agent David Wilhelm says the funds went by way of banks in England and many parts of the Middle East.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:40:20]
[IN Q=]

((DAVID WILHELM/U. S. CUSTOMS AGENT; THE MONEY IS BASICALLY ROUTED IN AN INDIRECT WAY AND ULTIMATELY TO THE INTENDED DESTINATION.))
[SUPER=01-David Wilhelm/U. S. Customs Agent]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=intended destination.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

The government charges Almaliki violated the International Emergency Economic Powers Act that was enacted under the first Bush Administration in 1990. Customs Agents seized a computer and software from Almaliki's apartment on Westover Avenue in Roanoke last February. They apprehended him yesterday morning on the job at a local auto dealership.

Almaliki will be arraigned in Roanoke later today and sent to Seattle for trial.[Iraq]


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


An official declaration from Secretary of State Colin Powell says Iraq is in "material breach" and has failed to comply with the U-N disarmarment resolution.
Powell calls the 12- thousand page weapons declaration incomplete and filled with lies.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


He stopped short of saying the violations justify war.
For example, Powell says Saddam Hussein has the capacity to produce enough anthrax to kill millions of people.
The chief U-N weapons inspector says Iraq's weapons declaration is flawed.
(------------)



[11Lott]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Trent Lott]


Virginia's two U-S Senators are the first in the nation to say they'll back Bill Frist to replace Trent Lott as Senate Majority Leader.
John Warner and George Allen are the first to speak publicly in support of Frist.
He is a surgeon and Senator from Tennessee.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11 server]
[IN Q=]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/(R) VIRGINIA; I'M PLEASED TO JOIN THE BILL FRIST TEAM. IT'S GROWING VERY QUICKLY.))
[SUPER=@JohnWarner;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=very quickly]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 13.5]


Frist has been testing the waters saying he would be happy to take over as Senate Majority leader.
Meanwhile criticism is piling up from Senate republicans over how Lott tried to extricate himself from the furor.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 49 (FROM 5 SERVER)]

((SEN. JAMES INHOFE/R- OKLAHOMA; WHEN HE GOES ON TV AND IS TALKING TO A LARGE BLACK AUDIENCE ABOUT THINGS WELL I WISH I HADN'T VOTED THIS WAY. I'VE HAD A CHANGE OF HEART AND ALL OF THAT, THAT IS JUST LIKE SAYING WELL I WAS WRONG WHEN IN HIS HEART I KNOW HE DOESN'T BELIEVE HE WAS WRONG.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. James Inhofe/(R) Oklahoma;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=BELIEVE HE WAS WRONG]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 12 plus pad]


Lott is at the center of a firestorm for saying the nation would have been better off if a segregationist candidate had been elected President in 1948.
He says he'll keep fighting for his leadership position.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=HOLD]


According to a C-N-N-Time poll, 49 percent of Americans think Lott should step down, while 39 percent believe he should stay on in his post.

[11College-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-46 TC49:04]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Governor Mark Warner will present his budget proposal to the General Assembly later today.
Meanwhile, state higher education leaders already know where they stand in the governor's budget plan.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]


In a letter to Virginia Tech President Charles Steger, the governor announced he will NOT impose further reductions to higher education.
The news came in response to a letter STEGER wrote on behalf of the Council of Presidents, explaining why higher-ed CANNOT afford additional cuts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:13]
[IN Q=the good news]

((LARRY HINCKER/VT UNIVERSITY RELATIONS; THE GOOD NEWS IS THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE INCURRING FURTHER REDUCTIONS BUT THE BAD NEWS IS THAT WE STILL HAVE TO FIND WAYS TO ADAPT TO THE CURRENT BUDGET REALITIES 6:25))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech University Relations;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=current budget realities]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]


Virginia Tech has lost about 62-million dollars from state budget cuts this year, and will lose an additional eleven-million next year under those same cuts.
(-------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, The growing possibility of war with Iraq overshadowed encouraging economic reports yesterday.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=I'm EC, CBS Marketwath, NY.]

((GOOD MORNING..INVESTORS SHOULD BRACE FOR A VERY VOLATILE TRADING DAY ON WALL STREET--IT'S THE FIRST EVER QUADRUPLE WITCHING DAY WHEN FOUR DIFFERENT TYPES OF FUTURES AND OPTION CONTRACTS EXPIRE AND MONEY GOES LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME..
TALK THAT IRAQ HAS FAILED TO MEET WEAPONS INSPECTION CRITERIA HAS MADE FOR A VERY NERVOUS SESSION AND A NEGATIVE CLOSE FOR A THIRD STRAIGHT DAY.

(GR)

THE DOW DROPS ABOUT 1 PERCENT ON AN 82 POINT LOSS.

(GR)

THE PERCENTAGE LOSS A BIT LESS ON THE NASDAQ, WHICH DROPPED 7 POINTS.

(GR)

DESPITE STRONG EARNINGS, ORACLE FAILED TO IGNITE A TECH RALLY. IT'S CLOSED HIGHER BUT DOW COMPONENTS MICROSOFT AND INTEL FINISHED LOWER.

(GR)

A BIG DEAL IN THE DEFENSE SECTOR, GENERAL DYNAMICS IS BUYING ALL OF GENERAL MOTORS CURRENT DEFENSE BUSINESS IN A MULTI BILLION DOLLAR DEAL.

(GR)

GENERAL DYNAMICS FINISHED UP ON THE NEWS AS DID COMPETITORS NORTHRUP GRUMMAN AND LOCKHEED MARTIN.

(GR)

DOLE'S UP FOURTEEN PERCENT, BUT IF YOU HAVE THE STOCK YOU MAY NOT HAVE IT FOR LONG. DOLE'S CHAIRMAN IS OFFERING TO BUY UP ALL OUTSTANDING SHARES HE DOESN'T OWN FOR TWO AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS AND TAKE THE GIANT FRUIT AND VEGETABLE COMPANY PRIVATE.

(OC)

A JUDGE IN VENEZUELA HAS ISSUED AN INJUNCTION TO STOP FOR THE MOMENT THE WORKERS STRIKE THATS SHUT DOWN OIL EXPORTS FROM OPEC'S NUMBER 5 PRODUCER. FOR NOW CRUDE PRICES ARE HOLDING IN THE THIRTY DOLLAR RANGE. GOLD ON THE WAR JITTERS WE SPOKE OF A MOMENT AGO CRUISED UP TO 355 DOLLARS BEFORE CLOSING LOWER. AND A CONGRESSIONAL PANEL CLEARS FORMER S-E-C CHAIRMAN HARVEY PITT OF WRONGDOING IN THE NOMINATION OF WILLIAM WEBSTER TO HEAD AN ACCOUNTING OVERSIGHT PANEL.

(GR)

GET MORE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM...

(OC)

I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH NY.))




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[National-WX]


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


It's clean-up day in much of the Southeast after a round of severe thunderstorms triggered flooding in Tennessee.


But the worst damage came from surprise tornado in Mississippi.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newton, MS;]


The National Guard has been called in to help residents in Newton, Mississippi.
Residents say the twister came as a surprise to them.
Hundreds were out shopping when it blew into town.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The lights went out]

((THE LIGHTS WENT OUT, THEN THEY POPPED BACK ON. THEN I SAW A BIG CLOUD COMING TO US ... AND WE RAN INTO THE COOLER.))


[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=ran into the cooler.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The tornado ripped part of the roof off this Wal-Mart store.
Dozens of people were injured.
The destructive winds have also knocked out power lines, leaving hundreds in the dark.
In Tennessee, it's not the wind but the rain that's causing problems there.
Flood warnings are posted throughout the state.
Homeowners are closely watching the rising waters creep up to their property.
(------------)



[11Generette]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC48:18]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A suspect in a Southside double murder is back in Virginia to face charges..
(------------)
[VO-NAT ]

Authorities say James Antonio Generette (JEN-ah-RETT-tee) was transported from Durham North Carolina to the Pittsylvania County Jail yesterday. He's being held with no bond.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./November 14;]

The 27-year old is suspected in the murders of Willie and Clara Bell Harston. The 68 and 73 year old were found dead in their Blairs home November thirteenth when deputies arrived to do a well-being check. Autopsies showed the Harstons died of blows to the head.
(------------)



[11Scrooge]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC22:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Several thousand people received a special holiday treat last night and it cost them nothing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF PLAY]

((NAT SOUND OF PLAY))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF PLAY]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 18]


The musical Scrooge is back for its fifth holiday season at the Roanoke Civic Center auditorium.
A cast of 70 from the New Century Community Church puts on the show every year.
Cast members say the Charles Dicken's classic provides a perfect opportunity to tell an important message.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:33]
[IN Q=He says at the beginning]

((THOMAS BROWN/CAST MEMBER: HE SAYS AT THE BEGINNING THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF SCROOGE IN ALL OF US AND I GUESS THAT'S TRUE, HIS EYES ARE OPENED TO HOW WONDERFUL LIFE CAN REALLY BE AND I GUESS IN A WAY THAT CAN AFFECT EVERYBODY.))
[SUPER=01-Thomas Brown/Cast Member; :]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=can affect everybody]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 11]


Admission to the show is free but the audience is encouraged to make a donation.
All proceeds benefit the ACTS 2 Inner-City Ministry and the Roanoke Rescue Mission.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:17]
[IN Q=They do a men's]

((JAY OWENS: THEY DO A MEN'S RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM FOR DRUG ABUSE AND THEY HAVE NOW A WOMEN'S RECOVERY PROGRAM, MOST RECENTLY THEY OPENED THEIR MEDICAL CLINIC AND SO THEY ARE REALLY DO SOME MAJOR THINGS HERE IN THE CITY FOR PEOPLE WHO MIGHT NOT OTHERWISE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO GET MEDICAL ATTENTION.))
[SUPER=01-Jay Owens/New Century Community Church Pastor;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=medical attention]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The show has become so popular the church added a fourth performance this year.
You can catch the play tonight at eight and Saturday at three o-clock and eight o'clock.
(------------)



(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]





[2-11NEwton]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-53]
[GRAPHIC=Newton]


The woman found dead in Roanoke on Wednesday morning has been identified.
She is 25- year old Anna Marie Newton and her most recent address was in the Vinton area.
Investigators are trying to put together a timeline and gather more information about Newton's friends and jobs.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]


Police released these photos late last night.
A spokesperson said they were taken in 1998 and were on file in the police department.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday Morning]


Newton was found dead in the woods off Shenandoah Avenue Wednesday morning.
The medical examiner still has not determined a cause of death, but investigators are treating the case as suspicious.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Police say they did find one family member in the Vinton area, but that person couldn't add much about Anna Marie Newton's life.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE CRIMELINE FS]
If you know anything about Newton or saw anything suspicious in the 38-hundred block of Shenandoah Avenue, Roanoke police ask you to call them or Crimeline at 344-8500
(-------------)




[2-11Pulley]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-39 TC1:37:37]
[GRAPHIC=Pulley]


Authorities are trying to determine whether remains found in North Carolina are those of a missing Pittsylvania County woman.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


37-year-old Patty Jo Pulley disappeared from her home near Ringgold in May of 1999.
[SUPER=03-Caswell Co., NC/May 1999]


Several searches along the Virginia-North Carolina border helped locate Pulley's car, but no trace of her.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


On Wednesday, a passerby spotted human remains near a bridge on Route 158 in Caswell County, North Carolina.
Pittsylvania County authorities have sent along Pulley's dental records on the chance they could help identify the body.

[2-11Iraq-Money]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-41 TC1:36:40]
[GRAPHIC=Almaliki]

A Roanoke man was arrested by U-S Customs agents as part of a nationwide dragnet of suspects in a money laundering scheme to send 12 million dollars to Iraq. Malik Almaliki (ma-LEAK al-ma-LEK-ee) may not have known exactly where the funds were going, say federal agents. But an indictment un-sealed in Seattle yesterday alleges Almaliki collected more than 100-thousand dollars for transmission overseas.
(----------------)
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Customs Agent David Wilhelm says the funds went by way of banks in England and many parts of the Middle East.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:40:20]
[IN Q=]

((DAVID WILHELM/U. S. CUSTOMS AGENT; THE MONEY IS BASICALLY ROUTED IN AN INDIRECT WAY AND ULTIMATELY TO THE INTENDED DESTINATION.))
[SUPER=01-David Wilhelm/U. S. Customs Agent]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=intended destination.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

The government charges Almaliki violated the International Emergency Economic Powers Act that was enacted under the first Bush Administration in 1990. Customs Agents seized a computer and software from Almaliki's apartment on Westover Avenue in Roanoke last February. They apprehended him yesterday morning on the job at a local auto dealership.

[2-Iraq]


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


Secretary of State Colin Powell say Iraq is in "material breach" and has failed to comply with the U-N disarmarment resolution.
Powell says he believes war is likely,
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


unless Iraq "comes clean" in the next few weeks.
For example, Powell says Saddam Hussein has the capacity to produce enough anthrax to kill millions of people.
The chief U-N weapons inspector says Iraq's weapons declaration is flawed.
(------------)



[2-11Lott]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Trent Lott]


Virginia senators John Warner and George Allen are throwing their support behind Bill Frist to replace Trent Lott as Senate Majority Leader.
They're the first to speak publicly in support of Frist, who is a surgeon and Senator from Tennessee.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11 server]
[IN Q=]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/(R) VIRGINIA; I'M PLEASED TO JOIN THE BILL FRIST TEAM. IT'S GROWING VERY QUICKLY.))
[SUPER=@JohnWarner;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=very quickly]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 13.5]


Frist has been testing the waters saying he would be happy to take over as Senate Majority leader.
Meanwhile criticism is piling up from Senate republicans over how Lott tried to extricate himself from the furor.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 49 (FROM 5 SERVER)]

((SEN. JAMES INHOFE/R- OKLAHOMA; WHEN HE GOES ON TV AND IS TALKING TO A LARGE BLACK AUDIENCE ABOUT THINGS WELL I WISH I HADN'T VOTED THIS WAY. I'VE HAD A CHANGE OF HEART AND ALL OF THAT, THAT IS JUST LIKE SAYING WELL I WAS WRONG WHEN IN HIS HEART I KNOW HE DOESN'T BELIEVE HE WAS WRONG.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. James Inhofe/(R) Oklahoma;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=BELIEVE HE WAS WRONG]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 12 plus pad]


Lott is at the center of a firestorm for saying the nation would have been better off if a segregationist candidate had been elected President in 1948.
He says he'll keep fighting for his leadership position.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=Hold]


But the nation appears divided in its support for Lott.
According to a C-N-N-Time poll, 49 percent of Americans think Lott should step down, while 39 percent believe he should stay on in his post.

[2-11College-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-46 TC49:04]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Governor Mark Warner will lay out his plan later today to deal with a one-point-two Billion dollar gap in the budget.
Meanwhile, State higher education leaders already know where they stand in the governor's budget plan.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]


In a letter to Virginia Tech President Charles Steger, the governor announced he will NOT impose further reductions to higher education.
The news came in response to a letter STEGER wrote on behalf of the Council of Presidents, explaining why higher-ed CANNOT afford additional cuts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:13]
[IN Q=the good news]

((LARRY HINCKER/VT UNIVERSITY RELATIONS; THE GOOD NEWS IS THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE INCURRING FURTHER REDUCTIONS BUT THE BAD NEWS IS THAT WE STILL HAVE TO FIND WAYS TO ADAPT TO THE CURRENT BUDGET REALITIES 6:25))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech University Relations;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=current budget realities]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]


Virginia Tech has lost about 62-million dollars from state budget cuts this year, and will lose an additional eleven-million next year under those same cuts.
(-------------)



[11Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC37:27]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Fire heavily damaged a home in Bedford County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :21+]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Around one o'clock yesterday, a motorist saw smoke coming out of this home on Goode Road and called for help. Fire officials say the fire may have started by a wood stove in the basement. The home suffered heavy damage to the basement, and smoke and heat damage to the main floor. Nobody was home when the blaze sparked Fire officials say a pet ferret was killed in the fire.
(------------)



[11PH-Concert]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC18:37]
[GRAPHIC=none]



A holiday favorite attracted a large crowd in Roanoke last night.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF NUTCRACKER]

((NAT MUSIC))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF NUTCRACKER]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]



Several hundred people turned out for Patrick Henry High school's winter concert.
More than fifty performers took part in this year's event which featured a collection of traditional sounds of the season.
The Roanoke City school system is one of the few in the area to have a string orchestra along with a concert band.


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



(Toss to Steve)


[3-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's what's making news today.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday Morning]


Police now know the name of the woman found dead in a wooded area in Roanoke on Wednesday morning.
But they're still trying to gather more information about 25- year- old Anna Marie Newton.
Investigators are treating the case as suspicious.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-Caswell Co., NC/May 1999]

Meanwhile, a three year old missing person's case might soon be solved in Pittsylvania county.
Authorities hope dental records will prove whether the human remains found in North Carolina this week are those of Patty Jo Pulley.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


As the U-S stands on the brink of war with Saddam Hussein, a Roanoke man is arrested for allegedly helping to launder money to Iraq.
Malik Almaliki (ma-LEAK al-ma-LEK-ee) was arrested as part of a nationwide dragnet of suspects involved in a scheme to send 12 million dollars to Iraq.
(----------------)





[3-National-WX]


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


It's clean-up day in much of the Southeast after a round of severe thunderstorms triggered flooding in Tennessee.


But the worst damage came from surprise tornado in Mississippi.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newton, MS;]


The National Guard has been called in to help residents in Newton, Mississippi.
Residents say the twister came as a surprise to them.
Hundreds were out shopping when it blew into town.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The lights went out]

((THE LIGHTS WENT OUT, THEN THEY POPPED BACK ON. THEN I SAW A BIG CLOUD COMING TO US ... AND WE RAN INTO THE COOLER.))


[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=ran into the cooler.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The tornado ripped part of the roof off this Wal-Mart store.
Dozens of people were injured.
The destructive winds have also knocked out power lines, leaving hundreds in the dark.
In Tennessee, it's not the wind but the rain that's causing problems there.
Flood warnings are posted throughout the state.
Homeowners are closely watching the rising waters creep up to their property. (------------)