[11Elsakaan]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC36:38]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


Suspicious activity at a hydro-electric dam in Tennessee leads to two arrests here in Roanoke. After a police officer saw a Middle Eastern man taking pictures of a dam near Knoxville Sunday morning, an all-points bulletin was issued for the photographer and his brother.
The two men were wanted for document fraud charges.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Ahmed Muhammed (El-sa-kahn) Elsakaan , also known as Ahmed Mostafa, and his brother, Hatem Elsakaan- both in their 20's- are both in the Roanoke city jail.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Hatem Elsakaan was arrested at the city bus station and was carrying his brother's passport.
The brothers have been wanted since August for allegedly using fake I-D's to get Virginia drivers licenses.
(------------)



[11Dam-Suspects]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC21:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
It was Ahmed (El-sah-kahn) Elsakaan who first caught the attention of authorities Sunday morning.
Lee Merrit of affiliate W-V-LT has more on that part of the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Near Knoxville, TN; :16 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Joe Clark/FBI Agent; :20]
[SUPER=01-Gil Francis/Tennessee Valley Authority; :28]
[SUPER=01-Lee Merritt/Reporting; :43]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=in East Tennessee.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


That was Lee Merritt reporting.
As we mentioned earlier, Ahmed Muhammed (El-sa-kahn) Elsakaan and Hatem Elsakaan are both in the Roanoke city jail.

There's no word yet on when they will appear in court.


[North-Korea]


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


U-S officials are now considering armed fighter escorts for future reconnaissance missions off North Korea.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


That after four North Korean migs targeted a U-S plane on Sunday.
The Pentagon says the reconnaissance plane was shadowed in international airspace for 20- minutes.
At one point, one of the fighters acquired radar lock.
No shots were fired.
Meanwhile, North Korea has not yet commented on the the incident.
(------------)



[Iraq]


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


For the Bush administration, it's full steam ahead, as it continues with war plans against Iraq.
The White House is calling Saddam Hussein's destruction of missiles insincere.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Meanwhile, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council remains divided over Iraq.
Now the elected council nations are weighing in.
The group has discussed a compromise that would give Iraq until the end of March to complete a list of disarmament tasks.
Leaders say they're hoping to bring unity back to the council.
(------------)


[11Goodlatte]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC1:15:42]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]

Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte believes it's possible for the United States to push Saddam to the brink of war and then withdraw its forces from the region without armed conflict.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

While he says war with Iraq is not inevitable, it's going to take more than the destruction of missiles we saw yesterday to effectively achieve disarmament.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:18:48]
[IN Q=So, it has been necessary]

((SO IT HAS BEEN NECESSARY TO CONTINUE TO TIGHTEN THE SCREWS ON SADDAM HUSSEIN AND TO BRING ABOUT THE KIND OF RESPONSE WE'VE GOTTEN THUS FAR, BUT IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT MORE ON HIS PART TO AVOID OUR HAVING TO TAKE FORCEFUL ACTION TO GET THOSE WEAPONS.))
[SUPER=@goodlatte]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=get those weapons.]
(------------)

[V/O-NAT] Goodlatte spoke with Keith Humphry yesterday at Wasena Elementary School where the Congressman read to third graders in celebration of "Read Across America" day.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Wall Street opened the new trading week with a loss.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((BILLIONAIRE INVESTOR WARRENT BUFFET THINKS STOCKS ARE OVERVALUED. IN HIS COMPANY'S ANNUAL REPORT, BUFFET SAID STOCKS REMAIN UNATTRACTIVE EVEN AFTER THREE LOSING YEARS AND HE WON'T BE BUYING ANYMORE STOCK IN COMPANIES HE ALREADY OWNS...
THAT NEWS, COUPLED WITH A SLOWDOWN IN MANUFACTURING SENT STOCKS LOWER ON THE FIRST TRADING DAY OF MARCH.

(gr)

THE DOW SLIPPED NEARLY 54 POINTS

(gr)

AND THE NASDAQ LOST 17 POINTS

(oc)

UNCLE SAM IS GOING AFTER SAM WAKSAL.. ALREADY FACING JAIL TIME FOR INSIDER TRADING...
THE FOUNDER OF IMCLONE SYSTEMS IS NOW ACCUSED OF TAX EVASION. 55 YEAR OLD WAKSAL PLEADED GUILTY TO EVADING SALES TAX ON 15 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF ARTWORK. HE IS EXPECTED TO BE SENTENCED SOMETIME IN MAY.

(gr)

FEDERAL PROSECUTORS STILL WANT WAKSAL TO COOPERATE IN THEIR INVESTIGATION OF HIS FREIND, DOMESTIC DIVA MARTHA STEWART WHO SOLD HER SHARES OF IMCLONE STOCK A DAY BEFORE THE STOCK PLUNGED ON BAD NEWS FROM THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.

(gr)

The chief financial officer of Capital One Financial resigned abruptly on Monday FOLLOWING NEWS THAT HE WAS THE TARGET of a Securities and Exchange Commission probe. David Willey received notice from the SEC saying that the commission's staff is recommending civil charges be brought against him for insider trading.

(oc)

IT LOOKS LIKE THOSE REBATES AND LOW INTEREST LOANS AREN'T WORKING AS WELL AS THEY DID LAST YEAR. AUTO SALES FELL IN FEBRUARY, FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT MONTH.

(gr)

GM LED THE SLID, AUTO SALES SANK 19 PERCENT.. AT FORD SALES WERE DOWN JUST SLIGHTLY AND SALES OF CHRYSLER CARS FELL 4.5 PERCENT. ANALSYTS SAY ALL THAT SNOW IN THE NORTHEAST AND WORRIES ABOUT IRAQ KEPT SHOPPERS OUT OF THE THE SHOWROOM.

(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]


[1181-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC1:44:29]
[GRAPHIC=81 accidnet]


A woman attempting to make an illegal U-turn on Interstate-81 is being blamed for an accident involving three vehicles.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

State Police say Cora Williams was driving her car Northbound when she tried to turn around in the median strip and travel southbound. But when she went in the left lane, a tractor-trailer driver says she slammed on her brakes. His truck hit her and then the truck behind him also crashed.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:06:27]
[IN Q=SHE WAS]

((DANNY DAGGETT/TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER; SHE WAS GOING TO TURN HERE SHE ALMOST PASSED IT SO SHE WAS GONNA TURN SHE SLAMMED ON HER BRAKES AND I HAD NO CHOICE.))
[SUPER=01-Danny Daggett/Tractor Trailer Driver;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=HAD NO CHOICE]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The driver of the car, Cora Williams, is being charged with reckless driving. Williams and one of the tractor trailer drivers were treated for non life threatening injuries.
(------------)



[11Civic-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC1:39:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Drivers on Interstate 5-81 can now keep tabs on upcoming events at the Roanoke Civic Center.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :30]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The venue flipped the switch yesterday on its new 20-by-20 foot message board. Members of the Civic Center Commission say they've been discussing the addition for more than a decade. It's expected tens of thousands of drivers will see the sign everyday. IT cost 175 thousand dollars. There had been some concern the sign would distract drivers but, a former member of the Civic Center Commission says, in accordance with V-DOT regulations, the message won't change any more often than every four seconds.
(------------)



[11Protest-Play]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC23:05]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Anti-war activists are bringing their message to the stage... with a centuries old play.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Actors from across the world are participating in the (Liss-is-strata) Lysistrata Project, including some at Randolph Macon Woman's College.
They are performing a version of the comedy Lysistrata, written by Greek dramatist (Air-is-stoff-anees) Aristophanes.
In the play, the women of opposing sides during the Peloponnesion war agree to withhold sex as a means to get the men to stop the war.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT-1:22:02]
[IN Q=A LOT OF WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO]

((A LOT OF WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO IS SAY THAT EVEN SMALL UNPUBLICIZED READINGS IF WE'RE ALL DOING IT AT THE SAME TIME AND HAVING A SENSE OF DOING IT AT TEH SAME TIME AS OTHER PEOPLE IN THE WORLD THAT GIVES US AN IDEA WE ACTUALLY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE))
[SUPER=01-Amy Cohen/Classics Professor]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=CAN ACTUALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The play is being performed in nearly sixty countries with over one thousand people taking part, hoping to make thier voices heard in opposition to a U-S led war in Iraq.
Here at home, those concerned about the looming war took the stage at Randolph Macon.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT-1:22:52]
[IN Q=A LOT OF PROTESTS BY COMMON PEOPLE]

((A LOT OF PROTESTS BY COMMON PEOPEL HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WAY THINGS ARE HAPPEING ITERNATIONALLY. SO I'M HERE USING MY VOICE AS ASOMEONE WHO THINKS THIS IS AN IMPORTANT WAY TO SEND A MESSAGE))
[SUPER=01-Bradley Bullock/Sociology Professor]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=SEND A MESSAGE TO OUR LEADERS.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


About thirty five people showed up for the performance.
Those involved say the play gets communities talking about what should be done.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]




[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC40:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Members of Roanoke City Council weighed in on the future of Fairacres , by recognizing the historic and architectural significance of the south Roanoke landmark.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Built in 19-15 as a private home, the estate on Avenham Avenue has served the Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs since the 1960s.
But the council recently put the mansion on the market, after officials decided the group could not afford to maintain the property any longer.
City council's resolution will not affect development rights on the property, but the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation hopes it will encourage the current and future owners to make preservation a priority.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We would like to see]

((ALISON BLANTON/ROANOKE VALLEY PRESERVATION FOUNDATION: WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT IT'S AN ASSET, NOT A LIABILITY. AND WANT TO TURN THE TABLES THAT WAY AND MAKE PEOPLE START TO LOOK AT IT THAT WAY.)) ((CHARLES OSTERHOUDT/GARDEN CLUB COUNCIL ATTORNEY: I KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE WITH SIGNS AND BUMPER STICKERS THAT SAY SAVE FAIRACRES. THERE 'S A GOOD WAY TO SAVE IT, AN INTERESTED BUYER WHO IS WILLING TO PAY A FAIR PRICE AND PRESERVE THE PROPERTY.))
[SUPER=01-Alison Blanton/Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation; :00]
[SUPER=01-Charles Osterhoudt/Garden Club Council Attorney; :11]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=and preserve the property.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Bids on the property are due by Friday.
(------------)



[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, stocks dropped yesterday despite encouraging international news. John Lisk has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Lisk/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=I'm John Lisk]

((INVESTOR OPTIMISM OVER THE WEEKEND'S EASING OF GEOPOLITICAL ISSUES, WAS DAMPENED BY A DISAPPOINTING FACTORY GROWTH REPORT MONDAY. THE DOW AND THE NASDAQ BOTH LOST GROUND. THE DOW WAS OFF BY 53 POINTS. THE NASDAQ DROPPED 17 POINTS. THE FACTORY SECTOR DID GROW SLIGHTLY LAST MONTH, BUT LESS THAN ANALYSTS HAD EXPECTED. THE INSTITUTE MANAGEMENT'S INDEX FOR FEBRUARY CAME IN AT 50-POINT-FIVE. A READING ABOVE 50 INDICATES GROWTH, BUT ECONOMISTS WERE EXPECTING A READING OF AT LEAST 52-POINT-THREE. A DROP IN NEW ORDERS IS SAID TO BE BEHIND THE SLOW GROWTH. AMERICAN AIRLINES, LONG BEEN KNOWN AS A PREFERRED CARRIER FOR CORPORATE TRAVELERS, IS READY TO PLAY THE LOW-FARE GAME.
THE NATIONS LARGEST AIRLINE IS REPOSITIONING ITSELF WITH A NEW AD CAMPAIGN FOCUSING ON VALUE. A-M-R SHARES GAINED 12 PERCENT ON THE DAY. INTEL SAW SOME EARLY GAINS AFTER A REPORT FROM LEHMAN BROTHERS RAISED FIRST QUARTER AND 20-03 EARNINGS ESTIMATES. THE CHIP MAKER EXPECTS FUTURE DEMAND FOR CHIPS TO CONTINUE TO BE STRONG. EVEN WITH THE POSITIVE REPORT, INTEL WAS DOWN THREE PERCENT. WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M JOHN LISK.)) [TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [COMM]


[11New-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-53 TC1:20:18]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]

A new company is making its start in Grayson County, bringing more jobs to the area.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence;]

Yesterday, Governor Mark Warner announced that Harvest Pharmaceuticals will build its corporate office and warehouse in Independence. The three-point-three million dollar investment will create 30-new jobs over the next year and a half. Company officials say they chose Grayson County over other areas because of its reputation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 59:46]
[IN Q=NINETEEN YEARS]

((RANDAL KIRK/HARVEST PHARMACEUTICALS CHAIRMAN:19-YEARS AGO WE STARTED A BUSINESS IN BLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA CALLED GENERAL INJECTABLE AND VACCINES AND THAT BUSINESS TODAY IS I BELIEVE THE LARGEST PAYROLL IN BLAND COUNTY 59:58))
[SUPER=01-Randal Kirk/Harvest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Chairman;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=IN BLAND COUNTY.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Kirk says he hopes Harvest Pharmaceuticals will have the same success. He says the facility will begin operations in July.
(-----------)



[Mardi-Gras]


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


It's not just any Tuesday morning in New Orleans.
It's FAT Tuesday in the Big Easy, and that means people are going wild at Mardi Gras.
As Jennifer Miller tells us, the big party is on despite the bad economy, the bad weather, and the threat of war.
Jennifer Miller has highlights from the Big party.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA;]
[SUPER=01-Dan Lamoureux/Canadian Tourist;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News;]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=Jennifer Miller, CBS news, New Orleans.]

((
IN NEW ORLEANS ... EVEN RAIN ON THE PARADE CAN'T STOP THE PARTY.

(NATS)


UNDER CLOUDY SKIES, MONDAY, SOME OF THE GREATEST FREE SHOWS ON EARTH ROLLED THROUGH THE BIG EASY ... COUNTING DOWN TO TODAY'S MARDI GRAS CELEBRATIONS.

(MOS SOT)

"We heard the crowd gets so tight you actually get lifted off your feet,"
THE RAUNCHIEST BASH IS ON BOURBON STREET.

(MOS) DAN LAM....

"This is the ultimate party place."

(MOS) WOMAN

"first timers."

(MOS)

"These people down here are crazy."
INFAMOUS FOR ITS STREET PARTIES ... MANY COME TO LOSE THEIR INHIBITIONS

sot : DAN LAMOUREUX/ CANADIAN TOURIST

"We are wearing custom designed speedos with holsters, water pistols and we've got these excellent robes."
IN EXCHANGE FOR ANYTHING ONLOOKERS WILL THROW AT THEM.
MOS "Give me the beads."
DAN AGAIN ,,, "You come and see me in about 15 minutes and I'm sure there will be way more beads on me."
BUT SOMETIMES EVEN A LITTLE POLITE BEGGING WILL GET YOU A STRAND OF BEADS.

(STANDUP CLOSE)



))[Hollywood-Minute]


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

A documentary about Rosa Parks is nominated for an Oscar. Elise Wuhl has more in today's Hollywood Minute.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=With Hollywood minute]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery, AL/1955;]
[SUPER=04-Miramax Films; at chicago footage]
[SUPER=01-Elise Wuhl/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=I'm Elise Wuhl.]

((WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M ELISE WUHL. ROSA PARKS, THE WOMAN WHO MADE HISTORY FOR REFUSING TO GIVE UP HER SEAT ON A BUS, MIGHT TAKE A WALK ON THE RED CARPET. THE CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER HAS RECEIVED AN INVITATION TO THE ACADAMY AWARDS.. AFTER A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HER LIFE RECEIVED AN OSCAR NOMINATION. PARKS, WHO IS 90 YEARS OLD, SAYS SHE WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND, BUT THAT'LL SHE'LL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE IF SHE'S UP TO IT. SPEAKING OF OSCARS, THE MUSICAL "CHICAGO" --A MULTIPLE OSCAR NOMINEE..IS CONTINUING TO RAKE IN THE BUCKS. IT HAS BECOME THE FIRST MOVIE MUSICAL SINCE "GREASE" TO MAKE AT LEAST 100-MILLION DOLLARS. IN FACT, THE FILM HAS MADE MORE THAN 105. GREASE, BY THE WAY, MADE 153. AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MAN BEST KNOWN AS HANNIBAL THE CANNIBAL. ANTHONY HOPKINS HAS ONCE AGAIN TAKEN ON THE TITLE OF HUSBAND. OVER THEWEEKEND, HOPKINS TIED THE KNOT WITH AN ANTIQUE DEALER HE'S BEEN DATING FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS. IT'S HiSI'M ELISE WUHL AND THAT'S YOUR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE.)) THIRD MARRIAGE ...HER FIRST.