[11Carder]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC-27:59]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A new job appears to be leading a member of Roanoke City Council to step down.
Bill Carder has scheduled a news conference for later this morning, where he is expected to announce he's leaving the Roanoke Valley.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


A Republican, Carder was first elected to Roanoke City Council in the year 2000.
He received the most votes in that election, and became the city's vice-mayor.
Carder is the General Manager of the Patrick Henry Hotel, and that's where he will reveal his intentions in a few hours.
(------------)


[11Giles-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC-2:00:45]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Searchers in Giles County will resume their work later today, looking for two men who may have drowned in the New River.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

Crews recovered more personal articles from both men yesterday, and crews went to the air, using helicopters to look for any clues. Searchers had been concentrating their efforts around the Ripplemead bridge near Pearisburg, but are going to expand their search downriver.
Neither man's name has been released.
Giles County officials say they intend to keep searching until they find the men.
(------------)




[11Rke-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC-1:47:07]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Roanoke leaders are trying to keep tax increases out of the picture, as they put together next year's budget.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Month]


Like many localities in our region, Roanoke is dealing with another round of state cuts this year.
City Manager Darlene Burcham is currently working on the city's upcoming budget.
She says citizens can expect either an increase in local taxes and fees, or a reduction of services to balance the budget.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:31]
[IN Q=We've approached the]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/CITY MANAGER: WE'VE APPROACHED THE BALANCING WITH THE IDEA THAT WE DO NOT WANT TO RAISE ANY TAXES. WE HOPE WE ARE ABLE TO KEEP THAT COMMITMENT. WE'LL PROBABLY SEE SOME CHANGES IN SERVICES AS A RESULT OF TRYING TO BALANCE THE BUDGET BOTH BECAUSE OF THE REDUCTION IN STATE FUNDS AS WELL AS THE FACT WE'VE GOT INCREASED EXPENDITURES AND NEEDS ALL THE TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/City Manager]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=all the time]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Burcham says the city's budget should be completed by mid-April.
(------------)



[11SE-Project]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC-43:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The city is already prepared to spend millions of dollars to spruce up some of its neighborhoods, but so far, few people seem eager to take advantage of it. The first area is in the city's southeast side, and as Justin McLeod reports, there are few takers at this point.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Etienne/Project Organizer; :25]
[SUPER=01-Virginia Lapish/Southeast Resident; :42]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Thomason/Southeast Resident; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF HAMMERING AROUND 1:53:22))
There's a lot of noise in Southeast Roanoke these days, and residents say it's a welcome sign.
[SOT 1:54:15]
[IN Q=I think the more]

((BONNIE LOWE/SOUTHEAST RESIDENT: I THINK THE MORE YOU DO TO YOUR HOUSE THE BETTER YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD WOULD BE.))
[Runs= 04]
[OUT Q=would be]


The city of Roanoke agrees.
More than six million dollars is about to be spent in the area between Jamison and Bullit Avenue.
It is all part of the Southeast, By Design Pilot Project.
[SOT 1:40:04]
[IN Q=Southeast by Design]

((MIKE ETIENNE/PROJECT ORGANIZER: SOUTHEAST BY DESIGN IS THE FIRST NEIGHBORHOOD SELECTED UNDER THE CITY'S NEW NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION INITIATIVE.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=revitalization iniatitive]


Part of that initiative allows residents to apply for no interest loans to help fix up their homes.
This house on Jamison Avenue has already seen 15-thousand dollars worth of improvements.
[SOT 2:03:28]
[IN Q=It's a great thing]

((VIRGINIA LAPISH/SOUTHEAST RESIDENT: IT'S A GREAT THING FOR ANYBODY TO HAVE. IT HELPS A LOT. IT'S DONE A LOT FOR ME.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=a lot for me]


It's done a lot for her, but not many others.
Only two residents have taken advantage of the no interest loans so far.
The city however is moving forward with its revitalization plans.
It has already purchased seven vacant lots to build homes on.
And abandoned homes like this one will soon be renovated.
[SOT 2:08:14]
[IN Q=Another problem here]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ANOTHER PROBLEM HERE IN SOUTHEAST IS THE TRAFFIC. THE CITY HAS HIRED CONSULTANTS TO COME UP WITH WAYS TO SLOW THIS TRAFFIC DOWN. SUGGESTIONS ALREADY INCLUDE ADDING LINES TO THE ROADWAYS AND PLANTING TREES.))


[Runs= 12]
[OUT Q=planting trees]

((NAT SOUND OF PUTTING TRASH IN BAG AT 1:59:25))
These improvements will take several years to complete.
But residents say the project is already on a roll. (SHOT OF GIRL ROLLER SKATING)
[SOT 1:52:51]
[IN Q=It makes it feel]

((ELIZABETH THOMASON/SOUTHEAST RESIDENT: IT MAKES IT FEEL MORE WELCOME SOMEWHAT TO LIVE IN THIS AREA.))
[Runs= 04]
[OUT Q=in this area]


Six other areas will eventually see projects like this one throughout the city. ((NAT SOUND OF CAR DRIVING BY))
It is a driving force that could revitalize several neighborhoods.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))


[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, the new week begins with several major shadows looming over Wall Street.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=War and the economy]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((WAR AND THE ECONOMY WILL HAVE TO SHARE THE SPOTLIGHT WITH OIL IN THE COMING DAYS ON WALL STREET. MEMBERS OF OPEC MEET IN VIENNA TUESDAY TO DISCUSS THE STATE OF OIL SUPPLIES AND PRICES. THE OPEC CARTEL WILLL HAVE TO DECIDE THE BEST WAY TO BALANCE THE POTENTIAL LOSS OF IRAQI OIL IN THE EVENT OF WAR WITH USUAL FALLOFF IN DEMAND FOR OIL IN THE SPRING. NO WORD YET ON WHETHER OPEC WILL CHANGE ITS OIL PRODUCTION QUOTAS. CRUDE OIL RALLIED ABOUT 3 PERCENT LAST WEEK, ONCE AGAIN NEARLY 40 DOLLARS A BARREL. ON WALL STREET FRIDAY.. INVESTORS WERE ABLE TO SHRUG OFF A DISMAL EMPLOYMENT REPORT AND A SALES WARNING FROM INTEL TO RALLY..STOCKS GOT A LIFT ON reports that the u-s may be close to capturing osama bin laden..
(gr)

THE DOW ADDED 66 POINTS, FOR THE WEEK IT FELL NEARLY 2 PERCENT THE NASDAQ INCHED UP 2 POINTS BUT SANK 2.4 PERCENT ON THE WEEK.
(oc)

HERE'S AN UNLIKELY PAIRING -RONALD MCDONALD AND PAUL NEWMAN - THAT'S RIGHT,ON MONDAY.. McDonald's will roll out a Premium Salad line THAT WILL BE SERVED exclusively with Newman's Own dressings.
(gr)

MCDONALD'S HOPES TEAMING UP WITH PAUL NEWMAN WILL BOOST ITS IMAGE AS IT DEALS WITH SLUMPING SALES AND A STOCK PRICE AT A 10 YEAR LOW.
(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]


[Iraq]


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


The U-S is making an 11th hour push, as the clock continues ticking toward a war.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


It's trying to sway key members of the U-N security council, who still aren't convinced the latest resolution is the answer.
The draft gives Saddam Hussein a March 17th deadline to disarm, or face the consequences.
Meanwhile, Secretary of State Colin Powell says the U-S should get the votes it needs, despite opposition from counries like Russia and France.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's clear that]

((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: IT'S CLEAR THAT THEY HAVE EXPRESSED STRONG TO ANOTHER RESOLUTION AND SO THEY DID EVERYTHING THEY COULD TO STOP IT." ))
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Secretary of State; quick!!]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The council is expected to vote as early as tomorrow.
But President Bush maintains that he doesn't need U-N approval to launch an attack against Iraq.
(------------)


[11Davis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]

Our expert on military matters in the Middle East says that there are other signs that war may be near. VMI professor Lieutenant Colonel Dale Davis says forces have been clearing defenses in the demilitarized zone, filling in tank trenches and cutting holes in fences.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 22:34:48]
[IN Q=The DMZ does represent...]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Dale Davis/VMI Dir. of International Programs]
[RUNS=26]
[OUT Q=filling up the tank ditches.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Davis says these moves are something that would not occur until just a few days before an actual invasion.

[Shuttle-Investigation]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Columbia Investigation]


Some new information in the Shuttle Columbia disaster--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Officials now say the crew may been more aware of the impending accident than was originally thought.
The latest data reveals that the pilot may have been attempting to take manual control of the space craft as it entered the earth's atmosphere.
This would indicate the astronauts were aware of a major problem and may have been making a last ditch effort to save the doomed shuttle.
(------------)


[Broadway-Dark]


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


The Great White Way is still in the dark.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Contract negotiations between theater producers and striking musicians remain at a stalemate in New York City.
The battle over live musicians versus electronic orchestras have shut down more than a dozen hit Broadway musicals.
This marks the first time in 25 years that the shows have closed because of a strike.
Theaters have lost an estimated five million dollars in box office revenue since the walk-out began on Friday.
(------------)


[2-11Carder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC-27:59]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Roanoke City Council member is expected to announce today he's leaving the Roanoke Valley, and as a result, stepping down from his elected position.
Bill Carder has scheduled a news conference for later this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


A Republican, Carder was first elected to Roanoke City Council in the year 2000.
He received the most votes in that election, and became the city's vice-mayor.
Carder is the General Manager of the Patrick Henry Hotel, and that's where he will reveal his intentions in a few hours.
(------------)


[11BOV-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC-46:43]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Virginia Tech students should know later today whether their tuition is going up next fall.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


The Board of Visitors met yesterday to discuss raising tuition by more than four percent.
That would increase the total package at Tech by 363 dollars next year.
Students are already dealing with a more than one thousand dollar increase from last year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:37:09]
[IN Q=The state of Virginia]

((LARRY HINCKER/VT SPOKESPERSON: THE STATE OF VIRGINIA HAS DRASTICALLY REDUCED ITS APPROPRIATIONS AND SUPPORT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION OVER THE LAST YEAR. AT VIRGINIA TECH FOR EXAMPLE WE LOST 62 MILLION DOLLARS THIS YEAR ALONE. WE'LL LOSE MORE NEXT YEAR, ALMOST 11 MILLION DOLLARS SO TUITION IS RISING PARTIALLY TO OFFSET SOME OF THOSE COSTS.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesperson; :06]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=some of those costs]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The board will also consider a proposal to ban smoking in all dorms on campus.
Currently, a student can smoke if their roommate agrees to it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:44:55]
[IN Q=It's your room]

((ASHLEY FOX/VT STUDENT: IT'S YOUR ROOM, WHY ARE THEY GOING TO STEP INTO YOUR ROOM THAT WE PAY FOR, THE ROOM AND BOARD A LOT OF MONEY, WHY ARE THEY GOING TO STEP IN THERE AND TELL YOU CAN'T SMOKE.))
[SUPER=01-Ashley Fox/Virginia Tech Student; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=you can't smoke]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A survey recently done on campus revealed a majority of students want smoking banned from the dorms.
The Board of Visitors will vote Monday afternoon on that proposal and the plan to raise tuition.
(------------)





[2-11Giles-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC-2:00:45]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Searchers in Giles County may move their work downstream laterday .. looking for two men who may have drowned in the New River.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

Crews recovered more personal articles from both men yesterday, and crews went to the air, using helicopters to look for any clues. Searchers had been concentrating their efforts around the Ripplemead bridge near Pearisburg, but are going to expand their search down the river.
Neither man's name has been released.
Giles County officials say they intend to keep searching until they find the men.
(------------)




[11Grayson-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC-1:06:42]
[GRAPHIC=Logan Bowman]


Another search, this one for a missing boy, may be over until more concrete leads come in.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co.]


More than one hundred volunteers searched this weekend for five year old Logan Bowman.
Logan has not been seen or heard from since January 8th and investigators fear he is dead.
Searchers concentrated their efforts this weekend in the area near where Logan lived.
(------------)


[2-11Rke-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC-1:47:07]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Roanoke City officials are already working on next year's budget, and while they're trying to avoid a tax increase, they say something has to give.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Month]


Like many localities in our region, Roanoke is dealing with another round of state cuts this year.
City Manager Darlene Burcham is currently working on the city's upcoming budget.
She says citizens can expect either an increase in local taxes and fees or a reduction of services to balance the budget.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:31]
[IN Q=We've approached the]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/CITY MANAGER: WE'VE APPROACHED THE BALANCING WITH THE IDEA THAT WE DO NOT WANT TO RAISE ANY TAXES. WE HOPE WE ARE ABLE TO KEEP THAT COMMITMENT. WE'LL PROBABLY SEE SOME CHANGES IN SERVICES AS A RESULT OF TRYING TO BALANCE THE BUDGET BOTH BECAUSE OF THE REDUCTION IN STATE FUNDS AS WELL AS THE FACT WE'VE GOT INCREASED EXPENDITURES AND NEEDS ALL THE TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/City Manager]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=all the time]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Burcham says the city's budget should be completed by mid-April.
(------------)



[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, stocks begin the week following Friday's gains, but last week was another net loss. John Lisk has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A glum outlook]
[SUPER=01-John Lisk/Reporting; :17]
[SUPER=04-Courtesy KDKA; :36]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=I'm John Lisk]


((A GLUM OUTLOOK FROM INTEL BROUGHT THE DOW DOWN EARLY FRIDAY. BUT, THE BLUE CHIPS REBOUNDED LATER IN THE DAY AMID HOPES THAT THE UNCERTAINTY ABOUT IRAQ MIGHT END SOON. THE DOW GAINED 66 POINTS. THE NASDAQ WAS UP 2 POINTS.
INTEL WAS ONE OF THE BIGGER DECLINERS AMONG THE DOW 30, AFTER ANNOUNCING FIRST QUARTER SALES WOULD NOT REACH THE HIGH END OF PROJECTIONS. THE WORLD'S LARGEST CHIP MAKER SAID LOWER THAN EXPECTED FLASH MEMORY SALES ARE TO BLAME. ANALYSTS HAD EXPECTED THE COMPANY TO MEET THE EARLIER EXPECTATIONS. I-N-T-C SHARES LOST FOUR PERCENT ON THE NEWS.
ALCOA HOME EXTERIORS LOST GROUND, AFTER ANALYSTS LOWERED FIRST QUARTER EARNINGS ESTIMATES FOR THE ALUMINUM GIANT. EXPERTS SAID CONTINUED DETERIORATION IN THE COMPANY'S INDUSTRIAL GAS TURBINES BUSINESS AND HIGHER ENERGY COSTS LED TO THE NEGATIVE OUTLOOK. ESTIMATES DROPPED FROM 20 CENTS A SHARE TO 15.
BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB HAS AGREED TO SETTLE ANTI-TRUST CHARGES. THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION ACCUSED THE DRUG MAKER OF ILLEGALLY KEEPING CHEAPER GENERIC VERSIONS OF THREE DRUGS IT SELLS OFF THE MARKET. THE SETTLEMENT WOULD ELIMINATE THE COMPANY'S ABILITY TO FEND OFF GENERIC COMPETITORS FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME. BRISTOL MEYERS ADMITTED NO WRONGDOING. WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M JOHN LISK.))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [COMM]


[2-Iraq]


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


The countdown to war with Iraq keeps going, as the U-S and its allies make a last ditch effort for a new U-N resolution.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


They're trying to sway key members of the U-N security council, who still aren't convinced the latest resolution is the answer.
The draft gives Saddam Hussein a March 17th deadline to disarm, or face the consequences.
Meanwhile, Secretary of State Colin Powell says the U-S should get the votes it needs, despite opposition from counries like Russia and France.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's clear that]

((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: IT'S CLEAR THAT THEY HAVE EXPRESSED STRONG TO ANOTHER RESOLUTION AND SO THEY DID EVERYTHING THEY COULD TO STOP IT." ))
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Secretary of State; quick!!]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The council is expected to vote as early as tomorrow.
But President Bush maintains that he doesn't need U-N approval to launch an attack against Iraq.
(------------)


[2-11Davis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]

We have more indications that war may be near from our expert on military matters in the Middle East. VMI professor Lieutenant Colonel Dale Davis says forces have been clearing defenses in the demilitarized zone, filling in tank trenches and cutting holes in fences.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 22:34:48]
[IN Q=The DMZ does represent...]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Dale Davis/VMI Dir. of International Programs]
[RUNS=26]
[OUT Q=filling up the tank ditches.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Davis says these moves are something that would not occur until just a few days before an actual invasion.

[2-Shuttle-Investigation]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Columbia Investgation]


There's new information that the Shuttle Columbia crew members may have known their fate during the final few seconds of the doomed flight.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Officials say the crew may been more aware of the impending accident than was originally thought.
The latest data reveals that the pilot may have been attempting to take manual control of the space craft as it entered the earth's atmosphere.
This would indicate the astronauts were aware of a major problem and may have been making a last ditch effort to save the doomed shuttle.
(------------)


[3-11Carder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC-27:59]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A new job appears to be leading a member of Roanoke City Council in a new direction.
Bill Carder has scheduled a news conference for later this morning, where he is expected to announce he's leaving the Roanoke Valley.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Carder is a Republican first elected to Roanoke City Council in the year 2000.
He received the most votes in that election, and became the city's vice-mayor.
Carder is the General Manager of the Patrick Henry Hotel, and that's where he will reveal his intentions in a few hours.
(------------)


[3-11Giles-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC-2:00:45]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Searchers in Giles County will be back in the New River later today, looking for two men who may have drowned.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

Crews recovered more personal articles from both men yesterday, and crews went to the air, using helicopters to look for any clues. Searchers had been concentrating their efforts around the Ripplemead bridge near Pearisburg, but are going to expand their search downriver.
Neither man's name has been released.
Giles County officials say they intend to keep searching until they find the men.
(------------)




[2-11Grayson-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC-1:06:42]
[GRAPHIC=Logan Bowman]


But another search appears to be on hold until further notice. Investigators want more concrete leads before starting any more efforts to find Logan Bowman.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co.]


More than one hundred volunteers searched this weekend for the five year old boy.
Logan has not been seen or heard from since January 8th and investigators fear he is dead.
Searchers concentrated their efforts this weekend in the area near where Logan lived.
(------------)


[2-11BOV-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC-46:43]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


The word should come down later today at Virginia Tech on whether tuition rates are going up.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


The Board of Visitors met yesterday to discuss raising tuition by more than four percent.
That would increase the total package at Tech by 363 dollars next year.
Students are already dealing with a more than one thousand dollar increase from last year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:37:09]
[IN Q=The state of Virginia]

((LARRY HINCKER/VT SPOKESPERSON: THE STATE OF VIRGINIA HAS DRASTICALLY REDUCED ITS APPROPRIATIONS AND SUPPORT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION OVER THE LAST YEAR. AT VIRGINIA TECH FOR EXAMPLE WE LOST 62 MILLION DOLLARS THIS YEAR ALONE. WE'LL LOSE MORE NEXT YEAR, ALMOST 11 MILLION DOLLARS SO TUITION IS RISING PARTIALLY TO OFFSET SOME OF THOSE COSTS.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesperson; :06]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=some of those costs]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The board will also consider a proposal to ban smoking in all dorms on campus.
Currently, a student can smoke if their roommate agrees to it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:44:55]
[IN Q=It's your room]

((ASHLEY FOX/VT STUDENT: IT'S YOUR ROOM, WHY ARE THEY GOING TO STEP INTO YOUR ROOM THAT WE PAY FOR, THE ROOM AND BOARD A LOT OF MONEY, WHY ARE THEY GOING TO STEP IN THERE AND TELL YOU CAN'T SMOKE.))
[SUPER=01-Ashley Fox/Virginia Tech Student; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=you can't smoke]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A survey recently done on campus revealed a majority of students want smoking banned from the dorms.
The Board of Visitors will vote Monday afternoon on that proposal and the plan to raise tuition.
(------------)





[2Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Paul Newman and Ronald McDonald team up today.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=War and the economy]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((WAR AND THE ECONOMY WILL HAVE TO SHARE THE SPOTLIGHT WITH OIL IN THE COMING DAYS ON WALL STREET. MEMBERS OF OPEC MEET IN VIENNA TUESDAY TO DISCUSS THE STATE OF OIL SUPPLIES AND PRICES. THE OPEC CARTEL WILLL HAVE TO DECIDE THE BEST WAY TO BALANCE THE POTENTIAL LOSS OF IRAQI OIL IN THE EVENT OF WAR WITH USUAL FALLOFF IN DEMAND FOR OIL IN THE SPRING. NO WORD YET ON WHETHER OPEC WILL CHANGE ITS OIL PRODUCTION QUOTAS. CRUDE OIL RALLIED ABOUT 3 PERCENT LAST WEEK, ONCE AGAIN NEARLY 40 DOLLARS A BARREL. ON WALL STREET FRIDAY.. INVESTORS WERE ABLE TO SHRUG OFF A DISMAL EMPLOYMENT REPORT AND A SALES WARNING FROM INTEL TO RALLY..STOCKS GOT A LIFT ON reports that the u-s may be close to capturing osama bin laden..
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THE DOW ADDED 66 POINTS, FOR THE WEEK IT FELL NEARLY 2 PERCENT THE NASDAQ INCHED UP 2 POINTS BUT SANK 2.4 PERCENT ON THE WEEK.
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HERE'S AN UNLIKELY PAIRING -RONALD MCDONALD AND PAUL NEWMAN - THAT'S RIGHT,ON MONDAY.. McDonald's will roll out a Premium Salad line THAT WILL BE SERVED exclusively with Newman's Own dressings.
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MCDONALD'S HOPES TEAMING UP WITH PAUL NEWMAN WILL BOOST ITS IMAGE AS IT DEALS WITH SLUMPING SALES AND A STOCK PRICE AT A 10 YEAR LOW.
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TRACK ALL THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM .. AT THE NASDAQ
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I'M AC IN NEW YORK. ))
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[3-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
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Here's what's making news.
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A news conference today will make it official, but word is already out that Roanoke City Council member Bill Carder is leaving the area, and therefore, stepping down from his post. A Republican, Carder was first elected to Roanoke City Council in 2000.
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The search will continue today in Giles County for two men who may have drowned in the New River.
Searchers are going to expand their search down the river from Pearisburg.
Neither man's name has been released.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Weapons inspectors have reportedly uncovered evidence of a new variety of rocket during their searches in Iraq.
That, as a vote on an ultimatum to Iraq could come as early as tomorrow.
Secretary of State Colin Powell says he's within ``striking distance'' of the votes needed.
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[SAG-Awards]


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"Chicago" was Hollywood's kind of town last night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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The cast of the movie musical was honored with the Best Ensemble Award, which is equivalent to a Best Picture Prize.

Chicago's Renee Zellweger walked away with the Best Actress honor.
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Daniel Day Lewis was named Best Actor for his role in "Gangs of New York."
On the T-V side, the cast of "Everybody Loves Raymond" won Best Ensemble for a comedy.
H-B-O's "Six Feet Under" won the same award for a T-V drama.
Meanwhile, this year's lifetime achievement honors went to film legend Clint Eastwood.
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[Hollywood-Minute]


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In other entertainment news, a child-sized American Idol .. and awaiting word whether the "Big Soprano" will return. Elise Wuhl has today's Hollywood Minute.
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(( WITH YOUR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M ELISE WUHL. THE LORD OF THE DANCE HAS DANCED HIS WAY INTO SOME LEGAL TROUBLE. ON THURSDAY, MICHAEL FLATLEY FILED A COUNTERSUIT AGAINST A WOMAN WHO SUED HIM FOR RAPING HER. FLATLEY SAYS SHE FABRICATED THE STORY IN ORDER TO EXTORT MONEY.
KNOW OF ANY KIDS WHO ARE INCREDIBLE SINGERS...BUT ARE TOO YOUNG TO MAKE IT ONTO PROGRAMS LIKE, AMERICAN IDOL? WELL, DON'T WORRY...A SHOW IS BEING CREATED JUST FOR THEM. FOX IS REPORTEDLY LAUNCHING A SERIES TENTITIVELY TITLED "AMERICAN IDOL JR" FOR 6-12 YEAR OLD'S. LOOK FOR IT BEGINNING THIS SUMMER...
AND NOW, THE BIG QUESTION...WILL SOPRANO'S STAR, JAMES GANDOLFINI BE THERE WHEN THE SHOW STARTS SHOOTING ON MARCH 24TH?
WELL, THAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN. PUBLISHED REPORTS SAY HE'S HOLDING OUT FOR A RAISE. RIGHT NOW, HE GETS 400-THOUSAND AN EPISODE...HE'S ASKING FOR 750. FURTHERMORE, HIS ATTORNEY'S FILED A COMPLAINT CLAIMING H-B-O BROKE GANDOLFINI'S CONTRACT BY MISSING A DEADLINE TO TELL HIM THERE WOULD BE A FIFTH SEASON. I'M ELISE WUHL AND THAT'S TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. ))