[State-Union]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bush]


Tonight, President Bush gives his State of the Union address.
While the President will talk about the looming war with Iraq, White House officials say most of the speech will focus on issues here at home, including the economy.
Elizabeth Sanchez has more from Washington.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-January, 2002; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesman; :28]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Sanchez/CBS News; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Sanchez, CBS News, Washington.]

((
PKG

(January/2002)

DURING LAST YEAR'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS PRESIDENT BUSH FOCUSED HIS SPEECH ON THE HUNT FOR AL QAIDA AND THE WAR ON TERRORISM. BUT HE RESERVED A FEW CHOICE WORDS FOR AN OLD FOE.

(SOT-President Bush)

"Iraq and saddam haven't fulfilled resolutions"
ONE YEAR LATER THE WORLD'S ATTENTION IS ON IRAQ AND THE POSSIBILITY OF WAR. AND WHILE THE PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO OUTLINE HIS CASE AGAINST SADDAM HUSSEIN THE BULK OF HIS SPEECH TONIGHT WILL CONCENTRATE ON ISSUES AT HOME.

(SOT-Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesman)

"most of the state of the union will not be about Iraq, most of the state of the union will be about improving the economy"
IN A RECENT CBS NEWS/ NEW YORK TIMES POLL ONLY 44 PERCENT OF THOSE QUESTIONED SAID THEY APPROVE OF THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF THE ECONOMY. BUT MISTER BUSH SAYS HE HAS THE ANSWER..... TAX CUTS. DURING HIS WEEKLY RADIO ADDRESS THE PRESIDENT SAID HE'LL USE THE STATE OF THE UNION TO PRESSURE CONGRESS TO PASS HIS 674 BILLION DOLLAR ECONOMIC STIMULUS PLAN.

(SOT-Graphic)

"when congress acts I will direct the treasury to return this money to taxpayers right, which will provide immediate help to our economy."
THE PRESIDENT RECENTLY MET WITH ADVISERS TO GO OVER HIS SPEECH THAT WILL ALSO TALK ABOUT MEDICARE REFORM, DRUG TREATMENT DOLLARS FOR CHURCH GROUPS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF HYDROGEN FUEL-CELL CARS.
STANDUP: WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS SAY THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS WILL SHOW AMERICANS THAT THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION CAN FOCUS ON PROBLEMS AT HOME WHILE FIGHTING A WAR ABROAD. LIKE THE PRESIDENT DEMOCRATS WILL FOCUS THEIR RESPONSE ON THE NATION'S ECONOMIC TROUBLES AND NOT IRAQ. ELIZABETH SANCHEZ, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.

))[Afghanistan]


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


It's the largest- scale fighting in Afghanistan since Operation Anaconda nine months ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

That's according to the U-S military.
This morning, U-S and coalition troops battled dozens of rebels in the mountains near the Pakistan border.
A spokesman says at least 18 rebels have been killed.
There are no reports of any American casualties.
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[11Boty-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC24:37]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Authorities are still trying to find out what caused a fatal house fire in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Officials say the bodies of a man and two children were pulled from their house on Catawaba Road. Fire engulfed the log home around two yesterday morning. Cold air and wind made the blaze difficult to battle. A woman who lives across the street says the family re-located to the area from Texas about a month ago.
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[SOT 10:04:27]
[IN Q=it was]

((ANNETTE SUMPTER/NEIGHBOR; IT WAS YELLOW AND ORANGE SO I CALLED 9-1-1 AND I WOKE MY HUSBAND UP AND I RAN IN THE YARD BUT IT WAS TOO LATE, TOO MUCH SMOKE TOO MUCH FIRE TO MANY FLAMES IT WAS THE WORST FIRE I EVER SAW.))
[SUPER=01-Annette Sumpter/Neighbor;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=I EVER SAW.]
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[VO-NAT]

Fire officials are still investigating the cause and are not releasing identities until autopsies are done. The man's wife and mother of the children was in Texas at the time of the blaze. Officials say she has been notified and is on her way to Virginia.
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[11Wythe-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC57:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Plans to build a proposed power plant in Wythe County are on hold for now. The state says more research is needed before Duke Energy can move forward with the project.
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[VO-NAT]

The company wants to build the natural- gas fired plant next to the New River Trail State Park. A hearing examiner with the State Corporation Commission is concerned with Duke's plan to use an abandoned mine as a source of cooling water for the facility's gas turbines.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[ss=None]

The water would come from the Austinville Mine which has been closed for 20- years. According to the state, the water is contaminated with excessive levels of zinc and lead. The hearing examiner would also like more research on the economic impact the 250- million dollar facility would have on the area.

[11Rke-Cement]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An accident at the Roanoke Cement plant injured four workers. It happened Sunday afternoon.
A spokesman for the company that owns the Botetourt County plant says all four suffered burns.
One had burns severe enough to require treatment at the University of Virginia hospital.
The incident has not affected plant operations; it's shut down for an annual overhaul.

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, The Federal Reserve begins a two-day meeting today to discuss interest rates. Most economists expect the central bank to hold rates at a four-decade low of one and a-quarter percent. The view held by most analysts is that Chairman Alan Greenspan and his colleagues won't do anything with rates for much of the year. The Fed isn't expected to release its decision until tomorrow. In other news, the fear of war with Iraq sent stocks lower yesterday.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=I'm EC, CBS Marketwatch, NY.]

((GOOD MORNING
THERE WAS NO REAL SURPRISE FROM THE U-N REGARDING IRAQ'S APPARENT FAILURE TO COOPERATE ON ARMS REDUCTION AND INSPECTION TERMS, BUT IT SUGGESTS TO INVESTORS THE PROSPECTS FOR AVOIDING WAR WITH IRAQ MAY BE FADING FAST.

(gr)

THE DOW WAS FELL 141 POINTS, CLOSING BELOW THE 8 THOUSAND LEVEL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE OCTOBER.

(gr)

THINGS WERE ONLY SLIGHTLY BETTER AT THE NASDAQ WHICH WAS TRIMMED MORE THAN ONE PERCENT BY LOSS OF ALMOST 17.

(oc)

THE SELL OFF WAS PRETTY BROAD BASED, WITH LOSSES IN A-T-T, DISNEY, HOME DEPOT, CITI GROUP.

(gr)

JOHNSON AND JOHNSON FELL ON WORD OF A BIG CHARGE AGAINST EARNINGS AND AMERICAN EXPRESS CLOSED LOWER DESPITE EARNINGS THAT BEAT THE STREET.

(gr)

TECH STOCKS WERE LOWER AFTER EXECS FROM MICROSOST/DELL AND CISCO TOLD REPORTERS AT A WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM IN SWITZERLAND THAT THERE'S NO EVIDENCE THAT MARKET FOR TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS IS PICKING UP.

(gr)

LAST CALL FOR PHILLIP MORRIS. TOBACCO AND FOOD CONGLOMERATE IS CHANGING IT'S NAME TO ALTRIA, TO BETTER REPRESENT KRAFT FOODS AND 3 OTHER SUBSIDIARY BUSINESSES.

(oc)

CONFIRMATION FROM THE GOVERNMENT THAT 2002 WAS THE BEST YEAR EVER FOR THE HOUSING INDUSTRY. MORE THAN 5 AND A HALF MILLION HOMES CHANGED HANDS LAST YEAR, THE MEDIAN PRICE JUMPING 7 POINT ONE PERCENT TO 158 THOUSAND DOLLARS...

(gr)

MARTHA STEWART IS SPEAKING OUT. SORT OF. SHE ENDS HER SEVEN MONTH SILENCE IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE NEW YORKER, IN WHICH SHE SAYS THE CONTROVERSY OVER HER SALE OF A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS IN IMCLONE STOCK COST HER 400 MILLION DOLLARS IN THE VALUE OF STOCK SHE HOLDS IN MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMEDIA.

(oc)

LOOK FOR ANOTHER DAY OF MARKET JITTERS AHEAD OF THE PRESIDENTS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS TONIGHT.

(gr)

GET MORE BUSINESS NEWS 24 7 AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH.COM...

(oc)

I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Israel-Election]


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


The polls are open in Israel.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel;]


It's looking like an easy victory for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Likud (lee- KOOD) party.
Voters have 27 parties from which to choose.
The ballot will fill 120 parliamentary seats, as well as determine the next prime minister.
This is Israel's fourth national election in seven years.
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[Abortion-Bills]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



Bills to require parents' consent for underage girls to have abortions and three other abortion-related bills easily cleared the first hurdle in the General Assembly.
The measures that would restrict abortion sailed through the House Courts of Justice Committee yesterday.

They're now on the way to a floor vote. [11Amherst-EMS]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC1:11:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Professional emergency medical service is another step closer to reality in Amherst County.. but it will come with a price.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, residents there could soon be seeing big changes when they dial 9-1-1.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For forty years]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co./File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Vickie Coffey/Dispatcher; :23]
[SUPER=01-Gary Roakes/Monelison Rescue Squad Captain; :36]
[SUPER=01-Bryan David/Amherst Co. Administrator; 1:01]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=News7, Amherst County.]

(( For forty years, a ride in an Amherst County ambulance hasn't cost the patient a dime.
But with the number of calls rising and volunteer hours dropping, the county.. like most other Virginia localities.. has had to find a way to ensure citizens get the emergency treatment they need, when they need it.
Too often lately, the calls have gone out and no volunteers have been available to respond.
[SOT 9:10:26]

((VICKIE COFFEY/DISPATCHER: WHEN YOU TAKE THE CALLS, YOU'VE GOT THE PEOPLE ON THE OTHER END OF THE PHONE AND THEY'RE WANTING TO KNOW WHERE'S THE AMBULANCE? WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO GET HERE? HOW MUCH LONGER IS IT GOING TO BE, HE'S NOT BREATHING.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=not breathing.]
[SOT 9:01:02]

((GARY ROAKES/MONELISON R.S. CAPTAIN: BY NO MEANS IS IT A QUALITY OF CARE, IT'S STRICTLY A QUANTITY OF CARE. THERE'S RIGHT NOW IN AMHERST COUNTY THERE'S JUST NOT A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS TO SUFFICIENTLY HANDLE THE NUMBER OF DAYTIME CALLS.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=daytime calls.]


The plan is to hire five emergency medical technicians who will supplement the service the three local volunteer squads provide.
The funding is the key: for the first time residents will be charged for their ambulance ride to the hospital.
[SOT 9:14:05]

((BRYAN DAVID/AMHERST CO. ADMINISTRATOR: IF SOMEBODY CALLS FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE, THERE WILL BE NO, I REPEAT, NO TURNING AWAY BASED ON ABILITY TO PAY. THERE WILL BE NO OF THAT QUESTION OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. IF SOMEBODY CALLS FOR CARE, WE WILL MEET THAT CALL.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=meet that call.]


About fifty representatives from the county's three rescue squads met behind closed doors to discuss the plan.
Monelison and Pedlar members voted unanimously to accept it.. the Amherst Lifesaving Crew will vote at their February 6th meeting.
The board of supervisors has the final approval.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County. ))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]




[11Roanoke-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC12:03]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A Salem man who was stabbed to death Sunday night was a native of Vietnam. He moved to Roanoke with his wife and son five years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


40- year- old Thanh Quang Ha (TAHN KWANG HA) was stabbed repeatedly during an altercation outside American Nails on Williamson Road.
Danny Zongker says his friend was a respected member of the local Vietnamese community.
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[SOT 12:04:16]
[IN Q=He know every Vietnamese here]

((HE KNOW EVERY VIETNAMESE HERE. AND HE HANG AROUND LIKE A BROTHER YOU KNOW. HE LIKE A BROTHER. AND I FEEL SORRY FOR HIS WIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Danny Zongker/Thanh Quang Ha's Friend]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=feel sorry for his wife.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police have charged 32- year- old (DUHN HWANG FAHM) of Den Hoang Pham of Roanoke with murder.
He is being held in the Roanoke City Jail without bond.
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[2-Israel-Election]


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


Voting is under way in Israel.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel;]


It's looking like an easy victory for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Likud (lee- KOOD) party.
Voters have 27 parties from which to choose.
The ballot will fill 120 parliamentary seats, as well as determine the next prime minister.
This is Israel's fourth national election in seven years.
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[Fast-Food]


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


People who blame fast food burgers and fries for making them fat or sick won't be able to sue under a new bill being introduced in Congress.
The bill would protect restaurants and food manufacturers from liability for consumers' health problems.
However, it wouldn't stop lawsuits in cases where the industries don't comply with regulatory requirements and cause illnesses.
The bill's filing comes five days after a federal judge in New York threw out a class-action lawsuit that blamed McDonald's food for children's health problems.

[11Yopp]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC1:27:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Franklin County woman who kept her daughter in a cage will not serve prison time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/May 2002; QUICK!!!!]


Rosa Yopp was convicted of felony child neglect last month.
Her husband is already serving a year in prison.
In May, investigators found the Yopp's three-year-old daughter caged in the bottom of a bunk bed.
The girl and her sister are now in foster care.
The judge ordered Yopp to have NO contact with them, except under supervision.
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[2-11XGR]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC26:57]
[GRAPHIC=I-73]


Southwest Virginia lawmakers are not seeing eye-to-eye on a bill to help property owners along the proposed route for Interstate 73.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


I-73 is projected to cut through Roanoke City, as well as Roanoke, Franklin and Henry Counties.
With construction still years away, Rocky Mount Delegate Allen Dudley says property owners along the proposed route who want to sell may be unable to.
So Dudley wants to use federal funds to begin buying right-of-ways along the corridor.
But Roanoke lawmakers say there may not be enough money to go around.
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[SOT 01:36:44]
[IN Q=THE EVIL HERE IS]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: THE EVIL HERE THOUGH IS YOU'RE GOING TO GIVE SOME PEOPLE SOME MONEY WHO WANT IT BUT OTHERS WHO MIGHT WANT IT ARE GOING TO BE DENIED. YOU'RE CREATING A TERRIBLE PROBLEM.)) ((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG/D-MARTINSVILLE: TO THE EXTENT THERE'S ANY MONEY AVAILABLE AND TO THE EXTENT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SELL THEIR LAND, THEY SHOULD BE PERMITTED TO DO SO.))
[SUPER=@Woodrum; :00]
[SUPER=@Armstrong; :11]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=PERMITTED TO DO SO.]
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[VO-NAT]


The House of Delegates approved the bill yesterday.
But it is still uncertain whether federal funds for the pilot project will be available. (------------)