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[WRITER=jen]
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[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning.......
Venezuelan troops have taken over a bottling plant... exactly like the embattled president said he would do if strikes continued, and
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Crews are still cleaning up a fire that occured on Bent Mountain last night. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


Secretary of State Colin Powell will begin tomorrow meeting with several foreign ministers about the U-S policy toward Iraq.
Meanwhile, the war of word continues over Iraq as American troops prepare for war.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Stopping short of calling it a greenlight]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesman; :19]
[SUPER=01-Hans Blix/Chief U. N. Weapons Inspector; :48]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=standard out]


((STOPPING SHORT OF CALLING IT THE GREENLIGHT TO ATTACK IRAQ, THE WHITE HOUSE FRIDAY SAID THE DISCOVERY OF 12 EMPTY CHEMICAL WARHEADS IN BAGHDAD IS TROUBLING AND SERIOUS. AND WARNS IT S PROOF SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS NOT DISARMED.

(SOT)ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN

THE REAL ISSUE HERE IS WHAT IS SADDAM HUSSEIN DOING, WHAT IS HE HIDING AND WHAT ELSE HAS HE FAILED TO LIST IN THE DECLARATION.
IRAQ ARGUES IT DID LIST THE 12 WARHEADS IN IT S 12-THOUSAND PAGE DECLARATION. CHIEF U-N WEAPONS INSPECTOR HANS BLIX, WHO MET WITH BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR AND EARLIER WITH FRENCH PRESIDENT JACQUES CHIRAC, SAID HE S STILL NOT SURE WHETHER THE WARHEADS WERE MENTIONED IN IRAQ S DECLARATION OR NOT. BUT HE PROMISES TO BE BLUNT WITH IRAQI OFFICIALS IN A FACE-TO-FACE MEETING THIS WEEKEND.

(SOT)HANS BLIX/CHIEF U-N WEAPONS INSPECTOR

we feel that we need a more sincere and more proactive, to use a modern word, from the Iraqi side."

(NAT)

SHOWING NO SIGNS OF BACKING DOWN, A DEFIANT SADDAM HUSSEIN MARKED THE 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST GULF WAR WITH A WARNING THAT IRAQI ENEMIES WILL FACE SUICIDE IF THEY ENTER BAGHDAD.

(NAT)

BUT U-S TROOPS CONTINUE GEARING UP FOR WAR, UNLOADING ARMORED VEHICLES AND TONS OF COMBAT GEAR FROM A CARGO SHIP IN KUWAIT. KUWAIT IS A HUGE STAGING AREA FOR AMERICAN TROOPS WHO MAY SOON BE CALLED UPON TO FIGHT A WAR IN IRAQ.

(STANDUP)

THE U-S HAD HOPED TO STATION TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TROOPS IN TURKEY, BUT HAVE HAD TO SCALE BACK THOSE PLANS BECAUSE THE COUNTRY WON'T GIVE THEM PERMISSION TO DO IT. AS, CBS NEWS, WASH.))




[11Police-Reserves]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC56:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Law officers and Military officers are often one in the same - and that can cause problems for some law enforcement agencies during times of war.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/File Tape;]


Thousands of police officers are among the reservists being deployed to the Persian Gulf.
But, small area police departments, like Pulaski, say dealing with the loss may be tough.
Officials there say they are already short-staffed, so losing just one person can cause problems.
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[SOT 57:24]
[IN Q=I MIGHT HAVE]

((GARY ROCHE/PULASKI POLICE CHIEF: I MIGHT HAVE TO ASSIGN INVESTIGATORS BACK TO THE STREET. I MIGHT HAVE TO HAVE SERVICES PEOPLE BACK TO THE STREET. I MIGHT HAVE TO PULL SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER OUT OF SCHOOL TO STAFF A STREET POSITION THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS 57:40))
[SUPER=01-Gary Roche/Pulaski Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=THE WAY IT IS]
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[VO-NAT]


A total of 30-officers make up the Pulaski police department.
Roche says if the guard is activated in our area, he could lose at least two of his key officers.
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[Cola-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Venezuelan national guard troops have seized control a Coca-Cola bottling affiliate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Venezuela]


An official says they plan take away bottled and canned drinks to give to the public to ease a food shortage caused by an opposition strike.
Venezuela's President has been threatening to seize manufacturing facilities that have been withholding food products. The takeover of the Coca-Cola plant is the first major step.
It's been nearly seven weeks since opposition forces hoping to oust the President started a work stoppage.
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[11County-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC00:09]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Crews are still cleaning up after a fire that destroyed a home in Roanoke County. But the flames weren't the only things keeping rescue crews busy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night]


The blaze broke out around six last night on Twin Mountains Drive near Vinton.
No one was home at the time.
Because there were no hydrants near the burning house, firefighters had to stretch hoses up a long hill.
Leaking water froze on the street, sending a truck that carries air bottles sliding through a yard and into an S-U-V.
Two firefighters were inside but jumped out and were not hurt. Another firefighter who tried to stop the vehicle suffered a minor injury.
V-Dot was called to help get the fire vehicles out of the neighborhood.
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[Bush-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
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Authorities have declared a state of emergency in Australia's capital city because of a massive fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Canberra, Australia]


The fire started in a park but quickly spread into other areas of the city destroying at least 50 homes.
Police believe at least one person has been killed.
Thousands of residents have evacuated the city. This has been one of the worst bush fires seasons for Australia because of drought conditions.
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[weather next]

[5-Malpractice-Insurance]


[ANCHOR=Joy -one shot at PS]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=502-07 1:32:34]
[GRAPHIC=none]
After having her breasts removed for cancer, a Minnesota woman finds out she was misdiagnosed.


Linda McDougal was told that her only chance for survival was to have a double mastectomy and undergo chemotherapy and radiation.
But after removing her breast doctors at United Hospital found no trace of cancer.
The lab had mistakenly mixed up McDougal's biopsy samples with another woman who suffered from an aggressive form of cancer.
McDougal is now considering a suit for medical malpractice. But the President says he plans to limit the awards for malpractice suits to reduce health care cost.
This as many doctors across the county and locally are facing higher premiums because of it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The insurance premium for doctors at Lewis-Gale Clinic]
[SUPER=03-Salem;00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joe Baum/Lewis-Gale Clinic Medical Director;20]
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[OUT Q=who ends up paying more]


(( The insurance premium for doctors at Lewis Gale Clinic increased 15-percent this year. While that might seem like a lot, the clinic's medical director say it's nothing compared to what other doctors are facing.
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[SOT15:35:01]
[IN Q=We have a low rate because we don't have]

((WE HAVE A LOW RATE BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF SUITS SO WE'RE LUCKY THAT WAY. BUT A LOT OF DOCTORS IN VIRGINIA AND OTHER PLACES THEIR RATES HAVE GONE UP A 100 PERCENT OR 200 PERCENT)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=or 200-percent]


Baum says costly malpractice suits are forcing insurance companies to pass their losses on to the doctors.
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[SOT15:38:10]
[IN Q=It get's in the way of the physician patient relationship]

((IT GET'S IN THE WAY OF THE PHYSICIAN PATIENT RELATIONSHIP BECAUSE YOU'RE NEVER SURE WHO IS GOING TO DO WHAT EVEN IF YOU PRACTICE GOOD MEDICINE AND THINK YOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING AND OTHER PEOPLE YOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING YOU CAN GET SUED A LOSE EVERYTHING YOU'VE EVER WORKED FOR )) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=you've every worked for]


Virginia does have a 1-65 million dollar cap on pay outs for pain and suffering, but that amount goes up every year.

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[SOT15:30:47]
[IN Q=And will continue to rise]

((AND WILL CONTINUE TO RISE 50-THOUSAND A YEAR UNTIL IT MAXES OUT AT 2MILLION, WHERE ACCORDING TO CURRENT LAW IT WILL STAY. THAT SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF AND IT IS BUT COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY IT'S PROBABLY ABOUT AS GOOD AS IT GETS )) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=as good as it gets]


Baum say in the long run it's the patient who ends up paying more. ))
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[interview next][Focus-Health]


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[WRITER=jen]
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[JOY ONE SHOT]
In focus on health,
There are 4 million Americans with Alzheimer's and that number is expected to triple over the next 50 years.
That's why the Alzheimer's Association and the American Society on Aging want to give caregivers more training in caring for a diverse population. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Sue Griffin/Alzheimer's Association]


Here to tell us more is Sue Griffin with the Alzheimer's Association.
1--WHAT ADDITIONAL TRAINING ARE YOU TRYING TO GIVE CAREGIVERS?
2-WHY DO YOU THINK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT
3-TELL ME ABOUT WEB SEMINAR YOU WILL OFFER

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[TAKE 100 ESSC FS]
The Alzheimer's Association Web Seminar on Dementia and Diversity will be held January 23 to February 13th. For more information you can to association's web site at www.alz.org or call 540-345-7600.
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Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.

[bump][11Air-Travel]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC1:06:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The consultant hired to help improve air service to western Virginia says he believes the area's ability to lure a low-fare carrier can reallly take off.
Yesterday, he announced a campaign that could demonstrate the demand for better service.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Recent studies suggest]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :08]
[SUPER=01-Barry DuVal/Air Service Consultant; :18]
[SUPER=01-Ray Smoot/Vice-President for Administration; :48]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :59]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((Recent studies suggest that AirTran is the low-fare carrier most likely to serve the Roanoke Regional Airport.
But consultant and former state commerce secretary Barry DuVal told regional leaders that government and the business community must demonstrate strong support.
[SOT]
[IN Q=If you can get]

((BARRY DUVAL/AIR SERVICE CONSULTANT: IF YOU CAN GET BOTH THE LARGE AND MEDIUM SIZE USERS TOGETHER TO PLEDGE, I THINK THAT THE LOW FARE CARRIERS I'VE BEEN ABLE TO SPEAK WITH BELIEVE THERE IS ENOUGH INTEREST THAT SERVICE IN THE FUTURE COULD BE PROVIDED TO ROANOKE. THERE'S A LOT MORE TRAVEL WHEN FARES DROP THAN WHEN FARES ARE HIGH, SO A LOW FARE CARRIER ACTUALLY STIMULATES A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TRAVEL.))
[RUNS= :20]
[OUT Q=significant amount of travel.]


Virginia Tech is the airport's largest customer, and Ray Smoot, Tech's Vice President for Administration says the university supports the effort to bring a low-fare carrier to Roanoke.
[SOT]
[IN Q=AirTran has become a major]

((RAY SMOOT/VIRGINIA TECH VICE PRESIDENT: AIRTRAN HAS BECOME A MAJOR CARRIER IN THE GREENSBORO AREA, AND I THINK THAT IF WE ALL WORK TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN HERE.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=make it happen here.]


Businesses will be asked how often they travel to AirTran destinations... and how many of those flights they would pledge to the low-fare carrier.
Once those figures are in, DuVal says he believes the region will be able to make a compelling case to AirTran executives.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[11I-81]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC15:18]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Widening]

Virginia's Department of Transportation is considering two proposals to widen Interstate 81 - and one option is to charge a toll for the highway.
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[VO-NAT :18]

The plan from Fluor Virginia adds one lane to each side of the interstate and three toll plazas along a 325-mile stretch. All vehicles would pay ... trucks about 10-dollars and automobiles would be charged 3-dollars. The plan costs almost 2-billion and could be completed by 20-11.
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[SOT 00:03:47]
[IN Q=this is]

((HERB MORGAN/FLUOR VIRGINIA; THIS IS A CONCEPTUAL PROPOSAL WE EXPECT THIS TO GO TO A DETAILED PROPOSAL AT WHICH TIME YOU CAN WORK OUT SOME OF THOSE IF THERE ARE ISSUES THAT PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO REVIEW AND LOOK AT.))
[SUPER=01-Herb Morgan/Fluor Virginia;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=AND LOOK AT.]
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[VO-NAT]

Morgan says their plan is cheaper, faster and more environmentally friendly than the competing plan from Star Solutions. That company wants to improve the highway by adding "truck only lanes" where truckers would pay a toll- that's something the truck industry opposes. It would cost over 6-billion dollars and take 15-years to complete.
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[11DMV]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC51:50]
[GRAPHIC=DMV]

Governor Mark Warner has pledged to re-open Virginia's D-M-V offices by mid march - but some lawmakers say he needs to speed up the process.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday]


Rocky Mount Republican Allen Dudley says there's no reason why the Governor can't restore services immediately.
He says Warner has the power to reopen the D-M-V offices unilaterally, as opposed to waiting for the General Assembly to officially act.
Dudley is asking his fellow delegates to sign a letter urging the Governor to take immediate action.
He says reopening the offices now will even SAVE money since laid-off workers are receiving severance benefits.
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[SOT 02:35:48]
[IN Q=FAILURE TO ACT NOW]

((DELEGATE ALLEN DUDLEY/(R) ROCKY MOUNT: FAILURE TO ACT NOW WILL NOT ONLY COST $1.5 MILLION IN SEVERANCE PAYMENTS BUT ALSO INCREASES THE POSSIBILITY THAT MANY OF THE LAID-OFF WORKERS MIGHT FIND OTHER EMPLOYMENT.)) ((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/(R) SALEM: I THINK THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WOULD RATHER PAY MONEY TO HAVE THE DMVs OPEN INSTEAD OF PAYING MONEY TO HAVE THEM CLOSED.))
[SUPER=@Dudley; :00]
[SUPER=@Griffith; :10]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=HAVE THEM CLOSED.]
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[VO-NAT]


Dudley, who represents an area that lost a D-M-V office, says he already has twenty signatures on the letter.
The governor's spokesman says Warner is moving as quickly as possible to reopen the offices.
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[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning......
Missionary groups in Muslim countries are asking some Southern Baptist pastors to tone down their anti-Islamic rhetoric, and
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The president's National Security Advisor supports affirmative action, something the White House is downplaying.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-11County-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC00:09]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Fire destroyed a home in Roanoke County - and the water used to contain it caused problems for rescue crews.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night]


The blaze broke out around six last night on Twin Mountains Drive near Vinton.
No one was home at the time.
Because there were no hydrants near the burning house, firefighters had to stretch hoses up a long hill.
Leaking water froze on the street, sending a truck that carries air bottles sliding through a yard and into an S-U-V.
Two firefighters were inside but jumped out and were not hurt. Another firefighter who tried to stop the vehicle suffered a minor injury.
V-Dot was called to help get the fire vehicles out of the neighborhood.
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[Satellite-Wars]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


High Tech equipment is making it harder for Iraq -or anyone else - to hide weapons. And if the U-S does go to war with Iraq, Satellite technology will add a dimension to combat that has never before been seen. Jim Axelrod has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=as Iraq's been learning]
[SUPER=01-John Copple/Space Imaging; :12]
[SUPER=01-Steve Black/CBS News Analyst; :50]
[SUPER=01-Jim Axelrod/CBS News; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Kevin O'Connell/Rand Corporation; 1:17]
[RUNS=2:04]
[OUT Q=standard]

((NARR: AS IRAQ'S BEEN LEARNING --THIS TIME IT'S DIFFERENT. IT'S NOT JUST THE INSPECTOR'S ACCESS - IT'S THEIR TOOLS.

SOT/JOHN COPPLE/ even if a government builds a fence around it.. even

if they've parked it in the shadows.. we can see it.
NARR: JOHN COPPLE'S COMPANY SPACE IMAGING TAKES PICTURES from a satellite 400 miles in space AND SELLS THEM TO GOVERNMENTS AND THE PUBLIC. THEY SHOW UP ON PROGRAMS LIKE THESE.. THAT ALLOW ANY CLIENT.. TO ENTER AN ADDRESS ANYWHERE.. AND IN SECONDS BE LOOKING AT IT. CBS PRODUCER DAN DUBNO SHOWED US HOW ONE PROGRAM WORKS.
NAT/that's the republic palace.. that's saddam's swimming pool.
NARR: WEAPONS INSPECTORS NO LONGER NEED RELY ON ANY GOVERNMENT'S CLASSIFIED PICTURES. FORMER INSPECTOR .. NOW CBS NEWS CONSULTANT STEVE BLACK.. SAYS THAT MAKES THEM MORE EFFICIENT.

SOT/BLACK/ if suddenly you have a factory that's been idle for a number

of years.. and on the imagery you see there's a long line of trucks.. coming or going from the plant.. that's a definite tip-off for going there and having a look at what this new activity is.
OC/AXE HELPFUL AS IT MAY BE TO THE INSPECTORS.. THE REAL POWER OF THIS TECHNOLOGY WILL BE MOST DRAMATICALLY DISPLAYED IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS - IF THE U.S. INVADES IRAQ. AMERICANS WILL GET AN UNPARALLELED LOOK WITH UNPRESCEDENTED ACCESS AT THE REALITIES OF WAR.

SOT/KEVIN O'CONNELL/ we have a visual component from space.. that we

have not had historically in combat.
NARR: WITHIN 24 HOURS OF A BATTLE.. IMAGES COULD BE AVAILABLE UNCONTROLLED BY THE GOVERNMENT. BUT TECHNOLOGY WORKS BOTH WAYS: IRAQUI TROOP MOVEMENTS CAN BE WATCHED.. SO CAN AMERICAN.

SOT/KEVIN O'CONNEL these capabilities are out there.. they are of

consequence to our national security.. and what we have to do is to adapt our strategy accordingly.
NARR: THOUGH THE U-S GOVERNMENT NOW HAS THE RIGHT TO BLOCK THE IMAGES.. THAT WON'T MATTER FOR LONG. 50 NEW SATELLITES MAY SOON BE LAUNCHED.. THE U-S WON'T CONTROL. THIS GENIE'S OUT OF THE BOTTLE.. AND WILL LITERALLY CHANGE THE WAY WE LOOK AT THE WORLD. JA CBSN NY ))

[11Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC15:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Christian missionaries working in Muslim countries have written a letter to Southern Baptist leaders asking them to tone down their anti-Islamic rhetoric.
This after an Islamic militant gunned down three hospital workers in Yemen last month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


In October, the Reverend Jerry Falwell referred to the prophet Muhammad as a "violent man" and a "terrorist".
The comments reportedly sparked rioting in India that left five people dead.
Falwell said yesterday pastors should never endanger the lives of their overseas missionaries but they also cannot fail to condemn terrorism.
He also says the killings in Yemen were sparked by a hatred for Christians, Jews and Americans.. and "not" by any statement he's made.
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[Rice]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some believe the National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice is sending mixed signals about her feelings on affirmative action for college admission.
This after the Bush administration announced earlier this week it plans to file a brief with Supreme Court opposing University of Michigan's affirmative action admissions program.
Monique Conrad has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Does she or doesn't she]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ari Fleisher/White House Press Secretary; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Rod Paige/U. S. Secretary of Education; 1:25]
[SUPER=01-Agnes Aleobua/University of Michigan Senior; 2:04]
[SUPER=01-Monique Conrad/Reporting; 2:17]
[RUNS=2:33]
[OUT Q=for cbs]

(( DOES SHE OR DOESN'T SHE? THAT'S THE QUESTION THAT WASHINGTON IS ASKING. A SENIOR WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TELLS REPORTERS THAT NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR DR. CONDOLEEZZA RICE PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN DEVELOPING THE PRESIDENT'S POSITION AGAINST THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN'S AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY. BUT, TODAY, JUST HOURS AFTER A BRIEF WAS FILED IN THE SUPREME COURT CASE, RICE INDICATED THAT AS A FORMER UNIVERSITY PROVOST, SHE DOES NOT OPPOSE USING RACE AS A FACTOR TO ACHIEVE DIVERSITY. IN A STATEMENT SHE SAYS
" I believe that while race neutral means are preferable, it
is appropriate to use race as one factor among others in achieving a diverse
student body.
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DOES JUST THAT - USES RACE AS ONE FACTOR IN DETERMINING ADMISSIONS. IT RINGS COUNTER TO THE 70 PAGES THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION DELIVERED TO THE SUPREME COURT. THE BRIEF ARGUES USING RACE IN MICHIGAN'S POLICY IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, CALLING INSTEAD FOR RACE-NEUTRAL ALTERNATIVES. WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN ARI FLEISHER DEFENDED THE BRIEF, WHICH STOPS SHORT OF EXPANDING THE COMPLAINT TO ALL COLLEGE ADMISSIONS POLICIES.
Ari Fleisher / White House Press Secretary
1:03:40 The President did not want to constitutionally prescribe one way or another except for the fact that it can not and should not in the President's judgement be done through the use of quotas. 1:03:48
BUT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SAYS GIVING EXTRA POINTS TO STUDENTS BECAUSE OF THEIR RACE IS NOT A QUOTA SYSTEM.
13:35:44 My positions are exactly those of the President, exactly.
SECRETARY OF EDUCATION ROD PAIGE SAYS USING RACE IS WRONG.
Sec. Rod Paige / Education Secretary
13:43:10 We fought that as African Americans. We said we didn't want to be penalized because of our race, now do we want to say that we want to be enhanced because of it? And another should be penalized. The goal can be achieved without penalizing anyone. 13:42:27
THOSE RACE NEUTRAL POLICIES INCLUDE ALLOWING THE TOP 10 PERCENT OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ADMITTANCE TO STATE UNIVERSITIES. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SENIOR AGNES ALEOBUA SAYS THAT WON'T GUARANTEE DIVERSITY.
Agnes Aleobua / Univ. of Michigan Senior
3:53:39 That's a system based on segregation. Its a system based on all black schools and all white schools and it's a system that's not trying to move our country toward integration. 3:53:49
STAND UP
AFTER RICE RELEASED HER STATEMENT, THE WHITE HOUSE WORKED TO SOFTEN IT...AN OFFICIAL SAYS THAT RICE COULDN'T BE MORE SUPPORTIVE OF THE PRESIDENT WHO IS CALLING FOR RACIAL DIVERSITY AND URGING UNIVERSITIES TO BE MORE PROACTIVE IN RECRUITING MINORITY STUDENTS. IN WASHINGTON, MONIQUE CONRAD BET NIGHTLY NEWS, FOR CBS))


[11Lee-Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC06:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two Civil War generals were honored in Richmond in observance of Lee-Jackson day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday]


The Sons of Confederate Veterans and United Daughters of the Confederacy gathered yesterday at the State Capitol to remember the two Virginians.
The program included the singing of Dixie's Land and the former state song, Carry Me Back to Old Virginny.
Participants were also treated to a lecture titled: Lee or Lincoln : Who is the true hero?
It was a discussion inspired, perhaps, by the recent controversial decision to place a statue of Lincoln in the former Confederate Capitol.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Still to come on our newscast -
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[VO-NAT]

His murderers went unpunished - but his brutal death helped start the Civil Rights movement. Now his story is being told to the nation -
[ANCHOR=Brent]

But first, if you're traveling today........ [Brent ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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[Brent MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[Biz-Review]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=Biz Review]
[GRAPHIC=Business Review]

There's one less Food Lion in town and health care costs don't discriminate, it's a challenge for employees and employers. News 7's Rachel Cannon has this week's Business Review.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :06]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :22]
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(([MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] The Food Lion grocery chain is shutting down checkout lines at one of its Roanoke locations. About 40-employees from the store on Route 460 East lost their jobs. Company officials say its among 41 others not making money and closing around the country. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE] G-E union workers are back on the job after a 48-hour national strike. About 4-hundred employees from the Salem plant joined thousands of others around the country by walking out over rising health care premiums.
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((ROY ROGERS/UNION PRESIDENT; WE'VE HAD A REALLY GOOD TURNOUT FOR THIS THAT THE COMPANY WILL SEE THAT AND I DON'T THINK THE COMPANY WANTS A LONG NATIONAL STRIKE AND NEITHER DO WE BUT WE'RE PREPARED TO GO THERE IF ITS NECESSARY. ))
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National contract negotiations begin in May with health benefits as a top priority. G-E contends its plans are among the best in the industry. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE] Skyrocketing health care costs are also hitting small business owners like Bart Wilner. With 10-employees under a plan at Entre Computer Center, he says coverage lessens and premiums go up.
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((BART WILNER/BUSINESS OWNER; WE PAY APPROXIMATELY 40-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN HEALTH CARE PREMIUMS IN ONE YEAR. SO 22-PERCENT MAY BE HARD TO UNDERSTAND BUT 40-THOSAND DOLLARS ISN'T HARD TO UNDERSTAND.))
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To meet prices, Wilner says he's looking into different coverage plans and a percentage payment split with employees.

For News 7, I'm Rachel Cannon and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))
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Nearly five decades ago two white men admitted to brutally killing an african-american teen - but the all-white jury set them free. Now the boys story is being told to the nation in the documentary "The Murder Of Emmett Till" - which airs Monday on P-B-S. Dave Mock sat down with director Stanley Nelson to talk about the film's importance and has this report.
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[SUPER=01-Stanley Nelson/Director; :52]
[SUPER=01-Mark Naison/Professor of African American History; 1:52]
[SUPER=01-David Mock/Reporting; 2:10]
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(( IN THE SUMMER OF 1955, EMMETT TILL WAS BRUTALLY MURDERED BY TWO WHITE MEN WHILE VISITING HIS RELATIVES IN MONEY, MISSISSIPPI. THE FOURTEEN YEAR OLD... ORIGINALLY FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, WAS ACCUSED BY ROY BRYANT AND HIS HALF BROTHER J-W MILAM (MY-LAM) OF WHISTLING AT THEIR WIVES. BOTH MEN CONFESSED TO THEIR INVOLVMENT IN THE KILLING BUT WERE ACQUITTED OF ANY CRIME BY AN ALL- MALE... ALL-WHITE JURY. WHEN TILL'S MOTHER ... THE LATE MAMIE TILL MOBLEY ...INSISTED THAT HER SON'S MUTILATED BODY BE VIEWED BY THE PUBLIC...THE STORY BECAME ONE THAT IGNITED THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. OVER FORTY YEARS LATER, HIGHLY ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER STANLEY NELSON, HEARD MOBLEY ON THE RADIO TALKING ABOUT HER SON AND THAT'S WHEN HE DECIDED THAT MAKING A FILM WAS A MUST.

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NAME: STANLEY NELSON
NUMBER: 1
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"...I WAS JUST SO FASCINATED BY THE WAY SHE COULD TELL THE STORY, BY HER MEMORY, BY HER EMOTION"
NELSON, A NATIVE NEW YORKER AND EMMY NOMINEE, WROTE AND DIRECTED THE FILM WITH WIFE, MARSIA AND SAYS THAT MOBLEY INSPIRED THEM SO MUCH... THAT THEY ARE NOW CAMPAIGNING TO RE-VISIT THE CASE...

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NAME: stanley nelson
INCUE: 4212
"all of the witnesses at the time said that there were at least two other white men involved in the kidnapping, in the murder, so I think that we can re-open the case and maybe we can get some kind of closure."
MARK NAISON TEACHES AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AT FORDHAM UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK CITY. HE SAYS THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO TEACH STUDENTS THAT WHAT HAPPENED IN THE CASE OF EMMETT TILL STILL EXISTS TODAY. NAISON ALSO SAYS THAT RE-VISITING THE CASE WILL HELP AMERICANS SEE JUST HOW FAR WE'VE COME BUT HOW THE JOURNEY IS ...FAR FROM OVER.

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NAME: PROFESSOR MARK NAISON
"I THINK THAT YOUNG PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW WHAT BLACK PEOPLE EXPERIENCED IN AMERICA...NOT JUST IN SLAVERY BUT IN THE 20TH CENTURY. ITS SOMETHING THAT WE AS A SOCIETY NEED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR."
NELSON AGREES THAT THE WORLD IS NOT FREE OF RACISM BUT SAYS THAT CHANGE IS TANGIBLE AS LONG AS PEOPLE LIKE MAIME WILL STAND UP AND MAKE A CHANGE.

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NAME: STANLEY NELSON
"...THAT IS WHAT THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT TEACHES US, IS THAT , IF WE WANT CHANGE, THEN PEOPLE HAVE TO RISE ABOVE AND MAKE CHANGE." ))


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That was Dave Mock reporting.
[2BIRTHDAYS!] 1/19/03
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