[81-Accident]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


State police are investigating an early morning accident on northbound Interstate -81 in Botetourt County.
Authorities say a tanker truck has overturned, and is losing its cargo.
It happened at mile marker 159.
All northbound lanes are blocked in that area.
For now, state police recommend drivers get off the interstate at exit 150, and take Route 11 to bypass the accident.

[Iraq-Kuwait]


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


In an exclusive interview with C-B-S, Saddam Hussein appears ready to defy an order from the United Nations.
This could support the argument for war as the U-S submits a new U-N resolution to the security council.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-CBS News Exclusive;]


Saddam has reportedly challenged President Bush to an internationally televised debate.
The White House scoffed at the idea.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is not]

((ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN:THIS IS NOT SERIOUS. THERE'S NO DEBATING. THE WORLD HAS DEMANDED THAT SADDAM HUSSEIN DISARM. ))
[SUPER=01-Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:06] (estimated run times)
[OUT Q=Saddam Hussein disarm.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


In the interview, Saddam also indicated that he won't follow an order to destroy his al-Samoud missiles.
He says the missiles do not violate range restrictions.
[SUPER=03-Near Kuwait City, Kuwait;]


Meanwhile, America troops in the Gulf are mourning the loss of four soldiers.
A Black Hawk helicopter crashed in the desert during a night training mission.
Army officials believe it was an accident.
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[11Police-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC34:29]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Danville police officer will not face charges for shooting and wounding a civilian he thought was trying to run him down.
The Danville grand jury did NOT indict officer Eric Lee Ellis OR the man he shot, Charles Jackson Lynch, the Third.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/October;]


The encounter happened at an intersection near Piedmont Mall back in October.
Officer Ellis was off-duty at the time.
He says he saw the occupants of two cars gearing up for a fight at the intersection... and drew his gun and fired when one car drove at him.
Lynch says he was trying to escape someone who was chasing him and did not know Ellis was a police officer.
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[11Salem-Plan]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC01:54]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Seal]


The City of Salem is ready to tackle the next five years. After more than a year of research, planning and public comment, city council passed a new Comprehensive Plan last night. Shannon Young reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This plan seems to give a clear vision...]
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Munley/Opposes Plan; :00]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :11]
[SUPER=01-Buck Simmons/Supports Plan; :32]
[SUPER=01-Lee Eubanks/Supports Plan; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=Shannon Young News 7.]
(([SOT 30:43-30:51]
[IN Q=This plan seems to give...]

((CYNTHIA MUNLEY/OPPOSES PLAN: THIS PLAN SEEMS TO GIVE A CLEAR VISION OF USING UP OUR RESOURCES, NOT PROTECTING AND CAPITALIZING ON OUR BEST ASSETS.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=on our best assets.]

The plan passed by the Salem Planning Commission last week addresses seven issues, including economic development, education, housing and neighborhoods, land use and transportation. But some describe the 77-page document as vague, a "non-plan", a prescription for the status quo. Still other say, if it's not broken, don't fix it.
[SOT 42:36-42:44]
[IN Q=If we look at the things...]

((BUCK SIMMONS/SUPPORTS PLAN: IF WE LOOK AT THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN DONE IN THE CITY OF SALEM, OVERALL, WE'RE AHEAD OF THE GAME.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=overall, we're ahead of the game.]

The plan does spell out some changes. The possibility of building an exhibit hall and hotel near the Salem Civic Center, renovations to the Public Safety Building and work to guarantee every Salem household has access to a computer. But, for the most part, Salem's goal is to continue along its current path. Opponents argue, if you only do what you've always done you'll only have what you've always had. But that's okay with at least one resident who says when it comes to Salem, love it or leave it. [1:03:13-1:13:21]
[IN W=JUST MOVE ACROSS THE RIVER...]

((LEE EUBANKS/SUPPORTS PLAN: JUST MOVE ACROSS THE RIVER, MOVE ACROSS THE RIVER HONEY WHERE THEY DON'T KNOW YOU. PASS IT.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=don't know you. Pass it.]

Shannon Young, News 7.))
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[11Roanoke-Cleanup]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC1:42:05]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Officials in Roanoke are still assessing the damage from this weekend's flooding. The heavy rains and high water produced the worst flooding in ten years along the Roanoke River.
The floodwaters claimed two lives in western Virginia, and left behind significant damage and debris.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A thick layer of mud kept the heavy equipment busy, as many businesses and civic facilities began their clean-up.

The city engineering staff spent the day assessing the damage, and determining how high the water rose.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 42:09]
[IN Q=We want to document]

((GREG REED/CIVIL ENGINEER: WE WANT TO DOCUMENT WHAT THE VARIOUS WATER LEVELS WERE ALONG THE ROANOKE RIVER PRIMARILY, BECAUSE IT WAS A HISTORIC FLOOD AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE, WE WANT TO CAPTURE THAT INFORMATION BEFORE WE LOSE THE EVIDENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Greg Reed/Civil Engineer; ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=before we lose the evidence.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


One casualty of the floodwaters was a wooden transmission pole on Bennington Street. About 170 customers of American Electric Power lost their service while crews replaced it.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


City officials have been tallying the damage to both public and private property, as they consider whether to declare a local emergency.


[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Economists are looking for consumer confidence to have fallen again this month. The numbers are due later today. Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((INVESTORS WILL SOON GET MORE CLUES ON THE HEALTH OF THE ECONOMY. LATER TODAY, LOOK FOR REPORTS ON CONSUMER CONFIDENCE AND EXISTING HOMES SALES FOR JANUARY. ALSO THIS WEEK, MANY OF THE NATION'S BIG RETAILERS WILL UNVEIL THEIR PROFIT REPORT CARDS..
BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THOSE SNOWSTORMS IN THE NORTHEAST LAST WEEK MAY HAVE PUT A DAMPER ON PROFITS FOR THE RETAILERS...

(gr)

JC PENNEY, WALMART AND FEDERATED, WHICH OWNS MACY'S AND BLOOMINDALE'S ALL SAID THEY HAD TO LOWER THEIR FEBRUARY SALES FORECASTS BECAUSE THE BLIZZARD KEPT PEOPLE OUT OF THE STORES ON PRESIDENT'S DAY.

(oc)

ON WALL STREET.. YOU CAN EXPECT THE COUNTDOWN TO WAR TO TAKE CENTER STAGE ONCE AGAIN FOR INVESTORS...
YESTERDAY, A FRESH ACCOUNTING SCANDAL SCANDAL COUPLED WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF WAR WITH IRAQ GAVE WALL STREET THE MONDAY BLUES..

(gr)

THE DOW LOST 159.87.

(gr)

NASDAQ LOST 26.64.

(gr)

THE OWNER OF THE STOP AND SHOP SUPERMARKET CHAINS ADMITS TO CREATIVE ACCOUNTING. THE DUTCH COMPANY ROYAL AHOLD SAW ITS STOCK TUMBLED MORE THAN 60 PERCENT AFTER IT SAID IT INFLATED ITS EARNINGS IN 2001 AND 2002 BY AT LAST 500 MLN DOLLARS. THE COMPANY'S CEO AND CFO WILL STEP DOWN AS A RESULT.

(oc)

Natural-gas futures soared 38 percent, the biggest daily gain in 13 years of trading, because more cold Northeast and Midwest weather in the next few weeks may slash supplies in storage to the lowest ever

(gr)

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

(oc)

AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Nightclub-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Invest.]


Investigators are now focusing on what role soundproofing material played in the deadly fire at a Rhode Island nightclub.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Warwick, RI;]


They're trying to determine if the material was a highly- flammable type that shouldn't have been installed.
Meanwhile, officials say all but 19 of the 97 victims who died in last week's fire have been identified.
The fire erupted from the pyrotechnics used during rock band Great White's concert at the nightclub.
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[11State-City]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC1:57:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Things are going pretty well.. but they could be better.
That was the message to Hill City residents tonight in Mayor Carl Hutcherson's State of the City address.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Before a packed]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Mayor; :33]
[SUPER=01-Bert Dodson/Lynchburg Vice-Mayor; 1:06]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( Before a packed house in council chambers, Lynchburg mayor Carl Hutcherson.. a survivor of quadruple bypass surgery in 2002.. was glad to be back at the podium in 2003. [7:08:14] ((LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, NEEDLESS TO SAY, I'M DELIGHTED TO BE HERE TONIGHT..))
[RUNS= 03]


The past year, says Hutcherson, was one of many challenges and achievements for the Hill City.
Among the former was a rash of gang violence that ultimately led to a community forum to address the problem.
Today, officials say, two thirds of Lynchburg's known gang members are in jail.. and the city is among the safest in the nation.
[SOT 7:21:13]

((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: TONIGHT, YOU HAVE MY PLEDGE THAT WE WILL WORK TO ENSURE THAT ALL OUR NEIGHBORHOODS ARE SAFE PLACES TO LIVE.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=places to live.]


More challenges remain.
With the budget process looming, city leaders are struggling to maintain local services without passing on more financial burden to the taxpayers.
In one of the few partisan moments of the evening, both the mayor and vice-mayor stated that Lynchburg's legislators and the Republican-controlled General Assembly is balancing its budget at the expense of local government.
[SOT 7:29:43]

((BERT DODSON/LYNCHBURG VICE MAYOR: THERE ARE IMBALANCES IN OUR STATE TAX STRUCTURE THAT ARE NOT HELPFUL TO CITIES IN VIRGINIA AND LONG TERM SOLUTIONS MUST BE FOUND AT THE STATE LEVEL.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=the state level.]
[SOT 7:16:18]

((HUTCHERSON: THEIR UNWILLINGNESS, COUPLED WITH AN OUTDATED TAX STRUCTURE AND A GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT IS RELUCTANT TO SERIOUSLY ADDRESS THE REAL PROBLEM, MEANS THAT A SOLUTION IS NOT IMMINENT. OUR LEGISLATORS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ARE NOT LISTENING AND WE ARE QUICKLY REACHING OUR LIMIT ON HOW MUCH WE CAN FILL THE FUNDING GAP.))
[RUNS= 17]
[OUT Q=the funding gap.]


Hutcherson says the current gap is about two million dollars wide.. but still the state of the city remains strong.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[11Vinton-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC1:39:03]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]

When the threat of flooding arises, officials repeat the warning: don't drive through high water.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Saturday Night]

Saturday night several people ignored the warning. It cost one man his life. At the dip in the road where Walnut Street crosses Glade Creek, the water may have been 10 feet deep at one point.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:23:40]
[IN Q=But while we]

((BUT WHILE WE WERE HERE WITH ALL THE RED LIGHTS AND THE BRIGHT LIGHTS IN THE AIR, PEOPLE STILL DROVE AROUND THE BARRICADES. WE FINALLY HAD TO GO BACK AND PUT TAPE UP, YOU KNOW THE BRIGHT YELLOW TAPE THAT JUST BLOCKS THE ROAD COMPLETELY. AND PEOPLE DROVE UNDER IT.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Adams/Vinton First Aid Crew Member]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=drove under it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Forty-seven year old Donald Lynn Riddleberger went around the barricades. Witnesses said they saw his Toyota pick-up turn sideways and take a nosedive into the Creek.
[SUPER=04-December 11, 1991]

This is the same spot where a woman from Bedford County lost her life after she drove around the barriers.
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[11Willow-River]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC42:46]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]

Local flood victims have a new place to turn for help.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Case workers set up a service center at the Ridgewood Baptist Church yesterday. They'll meet "one on one' with victims to provide rental assistance, transportation, home repairs and groceries.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Sunday;]

Hundreds of people are expected, many from the flooded Willow River Apartments in Salem. Most living in ground floor units lost everything.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:54:10]
[IN Q=it's very hard]

((TRACEY NEWCOMB/WILLOW RIVER RESIDENT; IT'S VERY HARD BECAUSE I LOST VALUABLE I LOST A BABY BED, DRESSER AND CLOTHES OF HERS AND WE WERE ONLY ABLE TO GRAB FOR 30-MINUTES AND SO EVERYTHING OF HERS IS GONE ALL THE PICTURES I HAD OF HER ARE GONE.))
[SUPER=01-Tracey Newcomb/Willow River Resident;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=ARE GONE.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The City is still inspecting the location before power is put back on and residents are allowed in. The Red Cross says the family service center will be open all week and will remain so longer if needed.
(------------)



[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Stocks fell across the board Monday, wiping out all of last week's gains. Stan Case has more on what caused the selloff, and the rest of the day's financial news.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case]

(( LINGERING CONCERNS ABOUT WAR DOGGED THE STOCK MARKETS MONDAY. INVESTORS WERE ALSO UNNERVED BY A BLEAK OUTLOOK FOR RETAILERS IN THE MONTHS AHEAD. THE DOW TUMBLED ABOUT 160 POINTS. THE NASDAQ LOST 26.
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THE FINANCIAL POWERHOUSE THAT LOWE'S BUILT KEEPS GETTING STRONGER. THE NATION'S SECOND-LARGEST HOME IMPROVEMENT RETAILER SAYS FOURTH-QUARTER PROFITS SURGED 46-PERCENT FROM THE SAME PERIOD A YEAR AGO. BUT LOWE'S SUCCESS APPARENTLY IS THE EXCEPTION TO THE RULE. MOST MAJOR RETAILERS -- INCLUDING WAL-MART -- ARE POSTING LACKLUSTER SALES THIS MONTH, HURT BY WIDESPREAD RAIN AND A BLIZZARD IN THE NORTHEAST.
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DUTCH GROCERY GIANT ROYAL AHOLD (ah-HOLD) HAS REVEALED ACCOUNTING IRREGULARITIES IN ITS U-S OPERATIONS THAT COULD AMOUNT TO MORE THAN 500-MILLION DOLLARS. THE REVELATION HAS FORCED THE COMPANY'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER TO RESIGN. AHOLD IS THE PARENT OF U-S GROCERS, STOP AND SHOP, GIANT FOOD, TOPS, AND BI-LO.
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THE SLUGGISH ECONOMY AND THE THREAT OF WAR IN IRAQ ARE MAKING FOR A BLEAK EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK. THE OUTPLACEMENT FIRM "MANPOWER" SAYS FEWER COMPANIES PLAN TO HIRE EMPLOYEES IN THE SECOND QUARTER COMPARED TO THE FIRST. EMPLOYERS IN THE NORTHEAST ARE THE LEAST LIKELY TO HIRE NEW WORKERS, WHILE THOSE IN THE SOUTH ARE THE MOST OPTIMISTIC ABOUT JOBS. WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [COMM]

[Winner]
[ROLL WINNER ANNOUNCE OUT OF BREAK]
(Winner Annouce---)



[SUPER=45-Michelle Hodges/Roanoke;]


[MINI Open Next]






































[Hollywood-Minute]


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


Someone riddles Busta Rhymes car with bullets. Ninette Sosa has that story and more in today's Hollywood Minute.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Rapper turned]
[SUPER=01-Ninette Sosa/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=I'm Ninette Sosa.]

((I'M NINETTE SOSA WITH TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. RAPPER - TURNED - ACTOR ... BUSTA' RHYMES IS THE VICTIM OF VIOLENCE. ON FRIDAY NIGHT, RHYMES ENTERED A MANHATTAN RECORDING STUDIO... MINUTES LATER, WHEN HE LEFT THE BUILDING HE FOUND HIS S-U-V HAD BEEN SPRAYED WITH BULLETS... POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING. FIVE MEN ACCUSED OF PLANNING TO KIDNAP FORMER SPICE GIRL, VICTORIA BECKHAM, ARE IN JAIL ... BEING HELD WITHOUT BAIL. THE MEN APPEARED IN A LONDON COURT ..THEY DIDN'T SPEAK DURING THE PROCEEDING, EXCEPT TO GIVE THEIR NAMES. PROSECUTORS SAY FORMAL CHARGES WILL BE FILED LATER THIS WEEK. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO, MOVIE DIRECTOR ROMAN POLANSKI FLED TO FRANCE TO AVOID A PRISON SENTENCE...AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO A SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGE INVOLVING A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL. ON MONDAY, IN A LOS ANGELES TIMES OP-ED PIECE, HIS VICTIM SAYS SHE WANTS HIS WORK TO BE JUDGED ON ITS MERITS, NOT ON HIS CRIME. THIS YEAR, POLANSKI'S NOMINATED FOR BEST DIRECTOR FOR HIS FILM, "THE PIANIST." AND THIS PIANIST ... IS ALSO A GRAMMY-QUEEN...SHE'S POP-JAZZ ARTIST NORAH JONES. ON SUNDAY, HER SONG, "DON'T KNOW WHY, WAS A FIVE-GRAMMY SWEEP. SHE WON THREE OF THE "BIG FOUR" CATEGORIES: ALBUM AND RECORD OF THE YEAR AND BEST NEW ARTIST. ...THIS WAS HER FIRST ALBUM. THAT'S YOUR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE.. I'M NINETTE SOSA.))

[11Cher]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC20:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Cher's been wowing audiences since the mid-sixties.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((NAT MUSIC))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=for the brokenhearted.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Fans packed the Roanoke Civic Center last night for Cher's "Living Proof Farewell Tour."'
It wasn't just the music that entertained fans, they were also wowed by dancers and a spectacular set.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((NAT MUSIC))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=what I'm looking for.]
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[South-Korea]


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


On the same day South Korea's new president took office, there were more tensions with its neighbor.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seoul, South Korea;]


North Korea fired a small missile that landed in the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
Despite that, Roh Moo- hyun (hee-yun) pledged in his inaugural to pursue warmer ties with the communist North.
Meanwhile, Secretary of State Colin Powell was on hand for the swearing in. (------------) He downplayed the missile test, calling it "not surprising."