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President Bush delivers his State of the Union Address tonight.
In one major change from the norm, he's expected to open the speech with remarks on national security before speaking about his domestic agenda.
Administration officials say the President wants to convince the American people that his tax cuts have turned the economy around.
Sources say Bush will talk about new job training grants and plans to stop the rising costs of health care.
There is still no cause determined yet for the weekend fire that killed a Roanoke boy. But managers at the apartment complex are already working to avoid any chance of a repeat.
3-year-old Kiante Poindexter died when fire raced through his family's house at the Tinker Creek Manor Apartments.
The child's mother and neighbors blame windows they say wouldn't open.
Maintenance crews went door to door yesterday, checking to make sure windows could open and smoke detectors would work.
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((KATHY MORGAN@2:09:08:11: I COMPLAIN UNTIL THEY FIX IT, SOMETIMES SHE SAYS THEY DON'T HAVE THE FUNDS, BUT I PAY MY RENT AND I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO LIVE WITH SOMETHING THAT'S NOT WORKING RIGHT.))
((EARL FERGUSON@7:21:33:00: ALL UNITS WERE INSPECTED BY MGMT WITHIN THE LAST 5 MOS. PART OF THAT INSPECTION WAS TO CHECK ALL SMOKE DETECTORS, OF COURSE, ANY THAT WERE FOUND INOPERATIVE WERE CORRECTED AT THAT TIME.))
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[OUT Q=... corrected at that time.]
According to Ferguson with the apartment management company, more than 400 windows were checked and out of those, two were sealed shut.
While he says that's two too many, Ferguson says he and his staff are working to make sure the complex is safe for everyone.
Police say the two man charged with vandalizing a Roanoke church could face more charges.
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Police arrested and charged 22-year-old Zachary Bryant and 35-year-old Christopher Martin with breaking and entering and felony property damage.
Investigators say they got a tip from some folks in the community that the two men broke into the Mount Moriah Baptist Church and ransacked the place.
Reverend Thomas Pleasant says he actually feels sorry for whoever did the damage.
Starting today, Virginia's lottery may lose some business near the Tennessee border.
At it's no small change. Tennessee residents pump 15 to 20 million dollars a year into Virginia's lottery system.
But Tennessee's new state lottery takes off today.
It will start with four scratch games.
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((HENRY KELTON/BUSINESS OWNER; I THINK IT'S GOING TO CREATE SOME REVENUE FOR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE. IT'S GOING TO CREATE SOME JOBS FOR THE EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE. AND MOST OF ALL IT'S GOING TO HELP OUR KIDS GET A BETTER EDUCATION.))
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[OUT Q=get a better education.]
Virginia lottery officials have said in the past that they expect to keep drawing lottery players from Tennessee until that state can build games with big jackpots.
In business news, Martha Stewart is due in court today to face trial on charges she lied about the sale of her ImClone Systems
Opening arguments will begin once 12 jurors are seated -- possibly as early as this week.
Meantime, Alexis Christoforous looks ahead to the day on Wall Street in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[OUT Q=In New York, I'm Alexis Christoforous.]
(( TRADERS HEAD BACK TO WORK AFTER THE LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND...THE SHORTENED > WORK WEEK WILL BE LIGHT ON ECONOMIC NEWS BUT HEAVY ON EARNINGS. >
> AMONG THE COMPANIES EXPECTED TO SHOW WALL STREET THEIR BOTTOMLINE: GENERAL > MOTORS , CONTIENTNAL AIRLINES, CITIGROUP, MOTOROLA, EASTMAN KODAK, > STARBUCKS, ATT, MICROSOFT AND FORD. > > THE MAJOR STOCK INDEXES BEGIN THE WEEK AT THEIR BEST LEVELS IN ABOUT TWO > YEARS.. > > THE DOW ROSE 47 POINTS FRIDAY TO CLOSE AT A 22 MONTH HIGH > > THE NASDAQ ROCKETED 31 POINTS TO ITS BEST LEVEL IN 2 AND A HALF YEARS. >
> ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST: HALLIBURTON, the oil services company once > headed by Vice President Dick Cheney. The Pentagon's inspector general is > probing possible criminal violations involving fuel shipped to Iraq by > Halliburton. >
> FIND OUT MORE OR TRACK YOUR STOCKS AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M ALEXIS > CHRISTOFOROUS /))
(tape tosses to stocks)
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