[Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


More analysis is being done to make sure it's the real thing, but experts say the voice on a new audio tape is believed to be Osama bin Laden.
The terrorist leader is calling on Muslims to kill Americans, and is giving war advice to Saddam Hussein.
Drew Levinson has more from Kuwait.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=02-Translator;]
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/U. S. Secretary of State;]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News, Kuwait.]

(( PKG

(nats)

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE FOR ALMOST A YEAR IT SOUNDS LIKE OSAMA BIN LADEN IS ALIVE AND WANTING TO KILL MORE AMERICANS.

(SOT-voice of translator)

"we stress the importance of suicide bombings, these attacks have scared Americans and Israelis like never before."
ON A TAPE EXPERTS BELIEVE IS BIN LADEN, he also GIVES MILITARY ADVICE TO THE IRAQI PEOPLE TELLING THEM TO LURE U-S TROOPS INTO DEVASTATING URBAN BATTLES. SOMETHING SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN TRAINING FOR IN THE KUWAITI DESERT.
(nats)

AND HE HAS A MIXED MESSAGE FOR SADDAM HUSSEIN... WHILE CALLING THE DICTATOR AN INFIDEL HE SAYS ARABS SHOULD STILLl BACK HIM. U-S SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL SAYS THIS PROVES WHAT THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG... THERE IS A DIRECT LINK BETWEEN AL-QAIDA AND IRAQ.

(SOT-Colin Powell/US Secretary of State)

"once again he speaks to the people of Iraq and talks about their struggle and how he in patnership with Iraq."
HOWEVER, THERE'S NO TELLING IF THE TAPE WILL PERSUADE ANTI-WAR NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD. SOURCES TELL CBS NEWS THE WHITE HOUSE COULD BEGIN NEGOTIATIONS FOR A SECOND U-N RESOLUTION NEXT WEEK... THAT WOULD OPEN THE DOOR FOR MILITARY ACTION. BUT TOGETHER RUSSIA, FRANCE AND CHINA CAN VETO IT OUT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL.
STANDUP: DESPITE THE LACK OF WORLDWIDE SUPPORT IT'S FULL SPEED AHEAD FOR THE U-S MILITARY HERE IN THE GULF. BY THIS WEEKEND THERE SHOULD BE AROUND 150-THOUSAND TROOPS IN THE REGION... THAT'S ENOUGH TO AT LEAST LAUNCH A FIRST STRIKE AGAINST IRAQ.

(nats)

AND WHILE SOLDIERS HERE ARE ARMED AND READY... THEY'RE ALSO AWARE OF THE TERRORIST THREAT. IN THE PAST YEAR KUWAIT HAS BEEN HOME TO ATTACKS AGAINST THE U-S MILITARY. AND HISTORY SHOWS THE RELEASE OF A BIN LADEN TAPE IS OFTEN FOLLOWED BY AN AL-QAIDA ATTACK. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.

))[AM-City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-52 TC 1:53:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It looks like students in Roanoke may be playing ball even on a snow day.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Superintendent of Schools changed a blanket cancellation policy when it comes to weather and after school activities. The long-time policy said when classes were canceled, activities would automatically be postponed. But with many recent snow days, the Superintendent proposed the change and with no opposition, it went into effect.
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[SOT 15:01:21]
[IN Q=what we're]

((ANNIE HARMAN/ROANOKE SCHOOLS STUDENT SERVICES; WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS A GAME BY GAME, ACTIVITY BY ACTIVITY CANCELLATION WITH WE'LL HAVE TO DETERMINE HOW THE ROADS ARE HOW THE PARKING LOTS ARE THE SIDEWALKS WHAT FUTURE ROAD AND WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE.))
[SUPER=01-Annie Harman/Roanoke Schools Student Services;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=CONDITIONS ARE]
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[VO-NAT]

Other factors are how far a team may have to travel, if a school is on a major interstate or side road, and the cancellation policy at that facility. The Superintendent is also considering how to make up missed class time due to snow days. He says it may involve having school over Spring Break.
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[11County-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC1:32:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke County Supervisors have approved ten additional positions for the county's fire and rescue department.

The decision will bring career personnel to Catawba, and add to the staffing at Hollins.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Butch Church argued that Catawba deserved a shorter response time than crews based at Mason's Cove are able to deliver.
And Richard Flora said the Hollins station needs help because it's now the busiest in the county.
The supervisors ultimately approved the equivalent of ten full time positions... making permanent four positions assigned to Mason's Cove last May, adding three for new career staff at Catawba, and another three to help Hollins meet heavy demand.
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[SOT 03:20:47]
[IN Q=This is not political]

((BUTCH CHURCH/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR; THIS IS NOT POLITICAL. THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE. I DON'T CARE IF YOU PUT US ALL OUT IN A FIELD AND DON'T GIVE US TERRITORY AT ALL. WE'RE TAKING CARE OF THE PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=@Church;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=taking care of the people.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The additional help won't arrive quickly. The county must hire recruits and send them to the training academy. It could be late fall before they are on the job.

[11Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC24:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Norfolk Southern investigators are trying to figure out what caused a train derailment in Pulaski County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

It happened around three-thirty yesterday morning near the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. The train was carrying limestone and grain, when 13-cars and three locomotives fell off the track. Haz-mat crews were called to clean up a small oil leak, but officials say overall the accident did NOT cause any serious health concerns. The two people operating the train were slightly hurt and taken to a local hospital where they were treated and released. Officials say they have no reason to believe the derailment was a terrorist attack.
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[11Poindexter]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-53 TC46:49]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

It was Jermaine Poindexter's mother who identified him as a suspect in the fatal fire at Hurt Park last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May]


The victim, Alice Diane Jackson, was found dead inside her apartment on 18th Street with her hands bound behind her back.
Her two young children later died of smoke inhalation. An affidavit filed in federal court yesterday says Poindexter's mother, Peggy Helms, came forward within days of the fire saying her son was responsible.
The A-T-F also credits her with providing information that led to Poindexter's arrest last month in Louisville.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

Yesterday, her other son allegedly threatened to burn down her home and kill her. He'll appear before a U-S Magistrate today.

[OK-Bombing]


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


Nearly eight years later, new evidence alleges serious failures by authorities before the Oklahoma City bombing.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/File Tape;]


The Associated Press says both the F-B-I and the A-T-F had information suggesting that a group of white supremacists would take action on April 19th, 19-95, the date chosen by Timothy McVeigh.
The A-P also says an informant had talked about threats to blow up a federal building.
However, that information was never passed on.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, The world's largest maker of chip-making equipment is posting a loss in its latest quarter.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((WITH THE IRAQ SITUATION AS A BACKDROP, EARNINGS ARE MAKING NEWS ON WALL STREET...
AFTER THE CLOSING BELL THE CHIP EQUIPMENT MAKER APPLIED MATERIALS SAID IT LOST MORE MONEY THAN EXPECTED IN THE FIRST QUARTER. IT BLAMED THE LOSS ON COSTS RELATED TO RESTRUCTURING ITS BUSINESS. APPLIED MATERIALS LOST NEARLY 66 MLN DOLLARS OR 4 CENTS A SHARE ON SALES OF A LITTLE OVER A BILLION DOLLARS.
ON WALL STREET, THE AUDIO TAPE APPARENTLY LINKING OSAMA BIN LADEN TO IRAQ SENT STOCKS LOWER

(GR)

THE DOW SLID 77 POINTS OR NEARLY ONCE PERCENT

(GR)

WHILE THE NASDAQ DIPPED A POINT.

(OC)

CONTINUE TO WATCH CRUDE OIL - IT'S ABOVE 35 DOLLARS A BARREL, ITS HIGHEST PRICE IN MORE THAN 2 YEARS AS THE IRAQ SITUATION INTENSIFIES.
ANY GOOD NEWS IS BEING OVERSHADOWED BY THE MIDDLE EAST AND UNTIL THAT UNCERTAINTY IS GONE, ANALYSTS SAYS STOCKS WILL CONTINUE TO DRIFT LOWER.
STOCKS GOT AN EARLY BOOST FROM FED CHIEF ALAN GREENSPAN, IN SEMI ANNUAL TESTIMONY BEFORE CONGRESS YESTERDAY.. GREENSPAN SAID THE ECONOMY WILL GROW FASTER once tensions with Iraq are resolved. HE ADDED THE ECONOMYprobably doesn't need an extra boost from a tax cut, GREENSPAN WILL BE BACK ON CAPITOL HILL TODAY TO GIVE HIS TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE BANKING COMMITTEE...
THE BIG LOSER OF THE DAY ON WALL STREET .... THE PUBLISHER OF THE HARRY POTTER BOOKS..

(GR)

NEW YORK BASED SCHOLASTIC LOWERED ITS PROFIT FORECAST FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR.. THE STOCK FELL A WHOPPING 23 PERCENT.. SCHOLASTIC IS BANKING ON THE 5TH HARRY POTTER BOOK DUE OUT JUNE 21ST TO BOOST SALES AND PROFITS.

(GR)

TRACK ALL THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM .. AT THE NASDAQ

(OC)

I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11XGR]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC1:22:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Tougher seatbelt laws are still strapped in at the General Assembly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The House Transportation Committee voted 11 to 10 yesterday to make failure to wear a seat belt a primary offense.


That means the police can stop and ticket you for not buckling up.
Currently, they can only do that if you're pulled over for something else.
The primary seat belt law had been defeated by the same committee earlier in the session.
The bill also increases the penalty for failure to wear a seat belt.
The legislation now goes to the floor of the House of Delegates for a vote.
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[Dog-Show]


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


There's a new "top dog" in America this morning.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They Kerry Blue Terrier...]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=terrier does it again.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Mick finally won the title "Best in Show" at the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden.
The six-and-a-half-year-old terrier already held two major titles, so last night's prize gave America a triple crown winner.
In the final round, Mick had to beat out a handsome German shepherd, a popular Newfoundland, and a slow-moving Pekingese that was primped to the nines.
More than 26- hundred dogs took part in this year's show.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]




[6-Child-Abuse]


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


A Roanoke woman faces two counts of child abuse after her children were found with illegal drugs in their systems.

On Sunday, 32-year old Tonya Gordon was having a dispute with a male acquaintance in the presence of her 3-year-old and 5-year-old sons when the police were called.
Officers confiscated drug paraphanalia and cash.
Child protective services placed the children in foster care. They're said to be doing fine.
Gordon was also charged with obstruction of justice and possession of a controlled substance.
She was released on a three-thousand dollar bond, with a trial date in April.

[11Welfare-Fraud]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC 1:13:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's reportedly been years since a welfare fraud case has been prosecuted in the city of Lynchburg. That changed yesterday in circuit court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


56-year-old Cheryl Yvonne Mays pleaded guilty to receiving more than two thousand dollars worth of food stamps she wasn't entitled to.
Fraud investigator Deborah Matteucci (mah-TOO-chee) says cases like this can be labor intensive and difficult to present to a judge or jury.
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[SOT 22:35:27]
[IN Q=The mechanics of]

((DEBORAH MATTEUCCI/WELFARE FRAUD INVESTIGATOR: THE MECHANICS OF IT AND ACTUALLY GETTING EVERYTHING THE WAY IT NEEDED TO BE FOR THE COURT CASES ENUMERATED, COLLECTION OF EVIDENCE, THERE WASN'T ANYTHING AS A PROTOTYPE SO IT WAS INVENTING THE WHEEL AND IT TOOK A BIT LONGER.))
[SUPER=01-Deborah Matteucci/Welfare Fraud Investigator]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=a bit longer.]
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[VO-NAT]


Matteucci has been investigating welfare fraud for three years.
This was her first case to go to court.
Mays will be sentenced in April.
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[Kerry-Cancer]


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


John Kerry says it won't hinder his campaign for the White House.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The Massachusetts Senator announced he's having surgery this morning for prostate cancer.
Kerry's doctor says the cancer was caught early, and is "curable."
The Democratic Presidential hopeful will under surgery today at Johns Hopkins.
He's been monitoring his health more closely since his father died of prostate cancer nearly three years ago.
59- year- old Kerry says he feels terrific despite the cancer, and urges men to get tested.
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[Early-Years]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Early Years]


In this week's Early Years segment, more and more children are being diagnosed adult diabates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

The disease affects the body's ability to maintain adequate blood sugar. Doctor Holly Schactner is a pediatric diabetic specialist who has seen a dramatic increase in type II diabetes in her practice.
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[SOT :40 into the video]
[IN Q=Last Year]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Holly Schactner/Pediatrician;]

((Last year of my newly diagnosed patients with diabetes about 40-50 percent actually had Type II diabetes whereas in the past we used to assume that 90 percent of all diabetes in children was type I diabetes))
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=type one diabetes]
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[VO-NAT]

A major culprit is childhood obesity which is attributed to poor diet and lack of exercise.
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[SOT :56 into the video]
[IN Q=All of those]

((All of those combined along with our genetics probably has an impact on the development of obesity as well as the development of Type II diabetes.))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=Type two diabetes.]
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[VO-NAT]

Aisha Vans was recently diagnosed with type II diabetes. In her case, she followed her doctor's advice to avoid high sugar snacks in vending machines. She also began to exercise and make better food choices. Her diabetes in now under control.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]

News 7 Mornin' will be right back.
[Go straight to break]
[COMM]