[NH-Primary]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=1]


After a hard- fought primary race in New Hampshire, Senator John Kerry is again the first to cross the finish line.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford, NH;]


A record number of voters went to the polls and gave Kerry a decisive victory last night.
Kerry asked people to join him in a campaign against President Bush, and thanked the veterans who helped him keep his front runner position.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're a little]

((SEN. JOHN KERRY/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: WERE A LITTLE OLDER, A LITTLE GRAYER, BUT WE STILL KNOW HOW TO FIGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=for our country.]
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[VO-NAT]


Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean finished second. In a calmer speech than the one he had in Iowa, Dean told supporters that New Hampshire put the momentum back in his campaign.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Stand with us]

((HOWARD DEAN/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:STAND WITH US UNTIL THE VERY END, WHICH IS JANUARY 20, 2005. ))
[SUPER=01-Howard Dean/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=January 20, 2005.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, Wesley Clark and John Edwards battled for the third place spot.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
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As many as four people have been reportedly killed by a car bombing today in Baghdad.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]

The bomb partially destroyed a hotel and burned out at least three cars.
Meanwhile, the former chief weapons inspector in Iraq is testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


David Kay said earlier this week he doesn't think Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
Despite Kay's report President Bush is standing by his decision to go war.
Bush said Saddam Hussein was a major threat to America and others.
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[11Robbery-Danville]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-05 TC13:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Danville police are hoping someone will recognize a suspected bank robber.
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[VO-NAT]


Police say this man walked into the American National Bank on NorDan Drive about 11:40 yesterday morning.
He gave a teller a note demanding money and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police say the circumstances of the robbery
are very similar to a robbery at the Virginia Bank and Trust on Friday.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE PINNACLE FULL]
Anyone with information is asked to call Danville Crimestoppers at 434-793- 0000.
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[11County-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=03-55 TC37:44]
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Firefighters faced several challenges while trying to extinguish a blaze in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The fire broke out just after 7:30 at this home in the Clearbrook section of Route 220.
Firefighters arrived to find heavy flames coming from the back of the house.
The owner reportedly had just left after experiencing problems with his power.
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[SOT 19:34:27]
[IN Q=The power did go]

((CAPT. DARELL SEXTON/ROANOKE CO. FIRE DEPARTMENT: THE POWER DID GO ON AND OFF ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE TIMES AND THEN IT WENT COMPLETELY OUT AND THE OWNER HAD LEFT. HE DID ADVISE US THAT HE HAD TWO KEROSENE HEATERS IN THE HOUSE. WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE AT THIS POINT IS.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Darell Sexton/Roanoke Co. Fire Department]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=at this point is]
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[VO-NAT]


It would take more than ninety minutes to get the fire under control.
Crews from all over the county and nearby Franklin County had to be called in to help.
Trucks had to come and go several times to get more water since there was no fire hydrant.
Firefighters even had to pump water from a nearby creek.
Weather conditions also played a factor.
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[SOT 19:36:22]
[IN Q=Anytime you got a]

((KURT KIPLEY/ROANOKE CO. FIREFIGHTER: ANYTIME YOU GOT A SNOWY ATMOSPHERE WHERE THE TRUCKS CAN'T GET AS CLOSE AS YOU WANT TO THEM GET OR YOU ARE TRYING TO DRAG A LINE AND YOU ARE SLIPPING AND SLIDDING FALLING DOWN THAT CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Kurt Kipley/Roanoke Co. Firefighter;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=can cause problems]
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[VO-NAT]


It also caused problems for motorists.
Northbound traffic on Route 220 was stopped for nearly an hour. Southbound lanes were also closed several times.
The owner of the home stayed with friends last night. The Red Cross has been called in to provide assistance.
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[11Power-Outtage]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC1:26:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Ice may have contributed to a power outage that affected about five thousand customers last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Police were directing traffic on 419 near Tanglewood Mall after either ice or a frozen tree fell on power lines. American Electric Power officials say lights flickered for most customers from seven to a quarter after in Roanoke city and Roanoke and Montgomery Counties.
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[Anchor=Kim]
[Graphic=None]

Only parts of south Roanoke County and Montgomery County went completely dark but power was restored shortly after 7:30.

[11Danville-jobs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-54 TC45:08]
[SS=Layoffs]
[ENG#=1]

In business news, a Southside company will soon close its doors leaving more than 150 employees without a job.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/1996]


The Masonite Plant in Danville announced yesterday it will close March 26th.
The company blames the closing on a lack of demand for its wood fiber products.
All 172 employees will receive severance packages and possibly extended benefits.
Masonite has been in Danville for more than thirty years.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11Atlantic-Mutual]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-48 TC1:33:21]
[GRAPHIC=Wipe]
[ENG#=2]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT :30]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Atlantic Mutual in Roanoke confirms there will be layoffs today but won't specify how many.
Dave Mitchell says the company sent letters notifying employees about the impending cuts on Monday. In early December, Atlantic Mutual announced it would sell its subsidiary, Atlantic Specialty Insurance, to OneBeacon Insurance. At the time it was unclear how the 450-million dollar transaction would affect staff. More than 500 people work at Atlantic Mutual's building in Roanoke County.
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[11Celanese-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-53 TC50:55]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs ]
[ENG#=3]


In other news, dozens of new high paying jobs are on the way to Giles County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.]


Celanese Acetate is expanding its Narrows facility and creating 55 new positions.
The company is already one of the New River Valley's largest employers with over a thousand workers.
The 10-million dollar investment will create new openings for chemists, engineers and technicians.
Celanese is the world's largest acetate producer, making the product for use in men's and women's apparel, linings, home fashions and various industrial products.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=4]


After a strong start to the week, stocks lost ground yesterday.
And Kraft has announced thousands of layoffs.
Jean Lee has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jean Lee/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((Stocks ended Tuesday near their session lows, as blue chips retreated from 31-month highs, as investors continued to digest earnings reports.
The Dow tumbled 92 points to close at 10-thousand 6-hundred nine. The nasdaq lost 37 to finish at 21-16.
After the bell, Kraft Foods (KFT) announced 6,000 job cuts, or 6 percent of its work force. The the biggest U.S. food company will also close 20 plants worldwide over the next three years, as part of a restructuring. This plan follows more than a year of disappointing sales. The company's earnings MATCHED Wall St.'s projections.
Amazon.com (AMZN) also came out with numbers...that MATCHED expectations. The online retailer says this past holiday season was its busiest to date.
Video game maker Electronic Arts (ERTS) said strong holiday sales of hit games like "Need for Speed Underground," helped ITS numbers Beat the Street. But its shares sank in after-hours trading, on a warning about its upcoming 4th quarter results.
Chip maker Broadcom (BRCM) reported a solid profit. Sales of its communications chips rose to a record level, and OVERALL sales, have risen for 10 straight quarters!
Biotech company Millennium Pharmaceuticals (MLNM )WIDENED its losses. Revenue fell and costs rose, as the company launched its cancer drug Velcade.
Get up to date on all the latest earnings results by logging on to CBS.MW.com I'm JL cbs Mw NY.))



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[National-WX]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]
[ENG#=1]


It's a relentless winter-- especially in the northeast-- as two storms come together, dumping more than a foot of snow on several states.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


For many New Yorkers, the snow is a welcome sight.
After weeks of brutally cold temperatures, the weather seems more bearable.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's fun]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=throw at ya.]
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[VO-NAT]


The New York Storm was th eproduct of two converging systems-- one from the Midwest and the other from the Southeast.
From Kansas to the Carolinas, at least 50 deaths are blamed on the snow, ice, and freezing weather.
Meanwhile, the Midwest isn't out of the woods yet.
Forecasters say Michigan could get up to 27 inches of snow.
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[11Edwards-bill]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=04-02 TC25:50]
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[ENG#=2]


Senator John Edwards says supporters of Victory Stadium will be disappointed by yesterday's action in the Senate Local Governments Committee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


The Committee refused to approve Edwards' bill to change Roanoke City's Charter in order to allow advisory referendums on important issues.
Instead, the Committee agreed to give Roanoke City Council a year to study the issue.
Edwards says he introduced the bill to give voters more say in decisions affecting Victory Stadium.
The Roanoke Democrat says his measure was intended as a shot across the bow and that the matter is not over.
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[SOT 33:16]
[IN Q=THERE ARE CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS]

((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: THERE ARE CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN MAY AND THE CITIZENS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOICE THEIR VIEWS ON THIS ISSUE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION.))
[SUPER=@Edwards]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=IN THE GENERAL ELECTION.]
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[VO-NAT]


Committee members say they postponed action on the bill to avoid making an endrun around City Council.
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[6-Beheler]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC1:48:25]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=4]


The New Year means a new beginning for Franklin County's A-B-C office. Resident agent Jimmy Beheler retired on the first of this month, after nearly 30-years on the job. Myranda Stephens has more on Beheler's past and the agency's future.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=04-May 1999; :24]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Beheler/Retired ABC Resident Agent; :40]
[SUPER=@Myranda2; :51]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=News 7, Franklin County]


(([NATS OF JIMMY READING BOOK @ 2336] These days, Jimmy Beheler spends more of his time READING about moonshine busts, than making them.
[SOT 18:24]

[RUNS04] ((THIS IS A WORM, THE CAP AND THE STEEL ITSELF 28)) For 29-years, Beheler headed Virginia's only Liquor Task Force out of Franklin County, taking down some of the state's most notorious bootleggers.
[SOT 02:52]

[RUNS15] ((NAMELY LIGHTNING STRIKE, OBVIOUSLY THAT RECEIVED THE MOST PUBLICITY. BUT THERE WERE OTHER INVESTIGATIONS THAT WEREN'T THAT PUBLICIZED BUT IT REQUIRED A LOT OF WORK 07)) More than 30-people were arrested during Operation Lightning Strike, from North Carolina to Philadelphia. But, Beheler says he's had enough of the whiskey business. He retired the first of this year, just four months after the A-B-C board closed its Rocky Mount office due to budget cuts. The closing, however, has NOT affected operations. Task force members now work out of their homes, and the A-B-C board is in the process of finding Beheler's replacement.

[SOT 0358]

[RUNS16] ((I'M SURE THAT WHEN THEY MAKE A DECISION IT WILL HOPEFULLY BE A POSITIVE DECISION 07 THE WHISKEY BUSINESS HERE IS NOT GOING TO STOP AND I HOPE THEY REALIZE THAT 14)) In the meantime, Beheler says he's ready to take on new ventures, maybe even write his own book. And after 29-years fighting the moonshine business, the idea is worth a shot. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Franklin County.))

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[11Augusta-Dam]


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The impasse over draining a privately- owned dam in Augusta county remains unresolved.
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[V/O-NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co.]

At first, property owner Bill Fauber (FAW-brrr) refused to drain the pond, then said he planned to "knock a hole" in the dam and let the water run out. Yesterday afternoon, he explained to Keith Humphry how part of the earthen dam had eroded.
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[SOT 9:00]
[IN Q=See, the spillway]

((BILL FAUBER/PROPERTY OWNER; SEE THE SPILLWAY IS OVER IN THAT CORNER AND IT GOT CLOGGED UP WITH SOME DEBRIS AND THAT WHY WATER RUN OVER HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Fauber/Property Owner]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=run over here.]
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[V/O-NAT SOT]

Local public safety officials say the dam endangers property below the dam. Since they issued their evacuation order and Flash Flood Watch Friday, the railroad has ordered engineers to slow to five miles an hour through here.
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[SOT 25:50]
[IN Q=I can't see]

((FRANKIE COYNER/FAUBER'S ATTORNEY; I CAN'T SEE THE DANGER TO THE HOMESTEADERS DOWN THE ROAD, MUCH LESS TO THE RAILROAD.))
[SUPER=01-Frankie Coyner/Fauber's Attorney]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=to the railroad.]
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[V/O-NAT SOT]

Fauber's attorney told him not to do anything until he speaks to local authorities.
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[11L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-52 TC 1:07:48]
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[ENG#=3]


A Lynchburg city council member is waiting to hear whether federal "conflict of interest rules" may force her to step down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Joan Foster heads up the Alliance for Families and Children, a community services group that receives block grant money from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
But guidelines prevent any elected official from working for an agency that gets HUD money.
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[SOT 17:14:33]
[IN Q=That doesn't mean]

((WALTER ERWIN/LYNCHBURG CITY ATTORNEY: THAT DOESN'T MEAN IF THEY DECIDE THERE IS A CONFLICT HERE THEY WOULDN'T BE WILLING TO CONSIDER AN EXCEPTION IN THIS SITUATION. I THINK EVERY FACTUAL SITUATION IS DIFFERENT.))
[SUPER=01-Walter Erwin/Lynchburg City Attorney]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=situation is different.]
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[VO-NAT]


The ruling also could affect potential council candidate James Mundy, whose LYN-CAG agency receives HUD grants.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


Two weeks ago, a Richmond city councilwoman was forced to step down because of the HUD restrictions.

[Early-Years]


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[WRITER=kmc]
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They're among Virginia's Most Wanted-- but their crime is failing to pay child support.
It's a crime the state takes very seriously
(++++++++++)

[Take FS Early Years]
In this week's "Early Years" segment, we're speaking again with Roanoke attorney Toni Foster about the guidelines for determining how much child support a parent pays-- and what happens if he or she doesn't.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's based]
[SUPER=01-Toni Foster/Attorney; :00]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=Mornin will continue.]


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[Rke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=04-04 04:36]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=4]

A clarification to a story we ran last Friday in this newscast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;]

The house we showed regarding a Roanoke shooting was NOT the Staunton Avenue house where the shooting occurred. It IS where the victim went, and where police and ambulance crews were called.
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[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[TAPE=net]
[Graphic=Business News]

In business news, stocks closed lower yesterday.
Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]




((STOCKS ENDED TUESDAY IN THE RED DESPITE UP-BEAT EARNINGS REPORTS.


THE DOW LOST 92-POINTS...
AND THE NASDAQ WAS DOWN 37.


THE CONFERENCE BOARD SAYS ITS INDEX OF CONSUMER CONFIDENCE CLIMBED TO 96-POINT-EIGHT IN JANUARY...UP FROM 91-POINT-SEVEN IN DECEMBER.
THE NUMBER WAS SHORT OF WALL STREET'S EXPECTATIONS OF 98-POINT-FIVE, POSSIBLY CONTRIBUTING TO CONCERNS ABOUT RECOVERY IN THE JOB MARKET.
NONETHELESS, JANUARY'S INDEX IS THE HIGHEST JULY, 2002, AND IT'S SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN ITS LOW OF 61-POINT-FOUR JUST THIS PAST MARCH.


DUPONT POSTED A NET INCOME OF 63-CENTS A SHARE FOR THE FOURTH-QUARTER...UP FROM 35-CENTS A YEAR EARLIER.
DUPONT SAYS THE SALE OF ITS FACILITIES THAT MAKE FIBER FOR CLOTHING AND CARPET CONTRIBUTED TO THE EARNINGS.
THE NATION'S SECOND LARGEST CHEMICAL MAKER EXPECTS ITS 2004 FISCAL EARNINGS TO REACH TWO-DOLLARS-20 CENTS A SHARE.


ANOTHER DOW COMPONENT POSTED IMPROVED FOURTH QUARTER NUMBERS.
CATERPILLAR REPORTED A 14-PERCENT JUMP IN PROFITS FOR THE PERIOD.
THE COMPANY POSTED NET INCOME OF 97-CENTS A DILUTED SHARE...UP FROM 88-CENTS A YEAR EARLIER.
THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT MAKER SAYS PARTICULARLY STRONG NORTH AMERICA SALES BOOSTED THE NUMBERS, EVEN AS THE STRONG EURO ADDED TO OVERSEAS REVENUES.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))

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