[Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


It's the second day of Operation Phantom Fury, as U-S and Iraqi troops converge on the insurgent- controlled city of Fallujah.
Witnesses report at least two American tanks are on fire.
There's no official word on casualties.
Susan Roberts has an update.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. First Class Kyle Copeland/U. S. Army Special Forces; :33]
[SUPER=01-Susan Roberts/CBS News; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=Roberts, CBS News, Washington.]

((
WITH OVERWHELMING FIRE POWER IN THE AIR AND ON THE GROUND....U-S AND IRAQI TROOPS ARE MOVING IN ON FALLUJAH. OVERNIGHT, THEY TOOK AIM AT INSURGENT POSITIONS IN THE NORTHERN DISTRICTS.
A MARINE COMMANDER SAYS HIS TROOPS WILL MAKE THE INITIAL ASSAULTS AND THEN GIVE WAY TO IRAQI TROOPS TO SEARCH FOR WEAPONS AND REBELS.

(NATZ)


THE SUNNI STRONGHOLD HAS BEEN A HOT SPOT FOR MONTHS....ONE THAT COALITION TROOPS FAILED TO SECURE LAST APRIL AND ONE THEY ARE DETERMINED TO SEIZE THIS TIME AROUND.

SOT: SGT. FIRST CLASS KYLE COPELAND/U.S. ARMY SPECIAL FORCES

"WE ARE GOING TO STAY UNTIL IT IS DONE. WHETHER WE KILL THEM ALL OR DRIVE THEM OUT, FIGHT THEM IN THE OPEN OR FIGHT THEM IN ANOTHER TOWN. WE ARE NOT PULLING BACK."
U-S TROOPS ARE GOING DOOR TO DOOR SEARCHING FOR INSURGENTS, BUT NO ONE KNOWS EXACTLY HOW MANY ARE HOLED UP IN FALLUJAH. SOME MAY HAVE FLED BEFORE THIS OFFENSIVE BEGAN, INCLUDING ABU MUSAB AL-ZARQAWI, THE TERRORIST LINKED TO A SERIES OF BEHEADINGS.

(SOT OR NATZ OF INSURGENTS)


RESIDENTS WHO HAVEN'T FLED THIS TOWN COULD BE IN FOR A ROUGH FEW DAYS OR LONGER. POWER HAS BEEN KNOCKED OUT, RUNNING WATER IS SCARCE AND MOST SHOPS ARE CLOSED. OBSERVERS SAY MANY

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WHILE THE FIGHTING RAGES ON IN FALLUJAH, PRESIDENT BUSH WILL SPEND PART OF THIS DAY AT WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER ....VISITING SOLDIERS WOUNDED IN IRAQ. SUSAN ROBERTS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON ))

[Arafat]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Arafat]
[ENG#=2]


With Palestinian leader Yassar Arafat critically ill, a showdown is shaping up between his wife and his possible successors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The current and former Palestinian prime ministers, along with other officials traveled to France to see Arafat in the hospital.
Arafat's wife is controlling access to her husband, and may not allow the visit.
She accused Arafat's aides of coming to Paris to try and bury her husband alive.
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[Peterson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Peterson]
[ENG#=3]


After receiving a lecture from the judge, the jury in Scott Peterson's double murder trial continue deliberating today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Redwood City, CA;]


Yesterday, the judge emphasized to them the importance of considering the case with an open mind.
Trial watchers say it could be a sign the jury is deadlocked.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think it's a ]

((PAULA CANNY/LEGAL ANALYST:I THINK IT S A PREDICTABLE THING THERE D BE AN IMPASSE BECAUSE THIS IS A VERY, VERY DIFFICULT CASE. ))
[SUPER=01-Paula Canny/Legal Analyst;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=very difficult case.]
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[VO-NAT]


However, jurors did return to their room and asked to see several pieces of evidence.
Yesterday, the judge also denied a defense request for a mistrial.
Defense attorneys claimed some jurors examining Peterson's fishing boat climbed inside to test the theory that the boat would have capsized if Peterson had thrown the body of his pregnant wife overboard.
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[VO581-Signs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-47 TC 13:03]
[GRAPHIC=581]
[ENG#=4]


You can expect more traffic delays on Interstate 581 in Roanoke late tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night]


V-Dot is installing new signs on 581 near Orange Avenue.
The work will require several lane closures beginning at nine o'clock.
The entire interstate is scheduled to be closed at midnight and then again at 2:30 AM.
Various on and off ramps will be shut down from Hershberger Road to Elm Avenue for up to thirty minutes.
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[11Radford-Prosecutor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-40 TC42:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Recounts are still pending in Radford, but the city has sworn in its new chief prosecutor and sheriff.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Democrat Chris Rehak took the oath of office yesterday afternoon to be the next Commonwealth's Attorney. Rehak beat out Republican challenger Patrick Moore by ONE vote. Mark Armentrout was also sworn in as the city's first ever Republican Sheriff. He won the seat over Interim Sheriff Terry Alley by just 26 votes. Alley has already asked the Circuit Court for a recount. Moore is expected to do the same later this morning.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]


In business news, The American Heart Association today will learn more about a new drug that fights smoking and overeating. And, a dollar is no longer worth anything in Cuba.
Marcella Palmer has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm MP]

((DRUG MAKER SANOFI AVENTIS PLANS TODAY TO RELEASE THE FINDINGS OF A 2-YEAR STUDY OF A NEW DRUG THAT FIGHTS TWO BAD HABITS... SMOKING AND OVEREATING. RESULTS WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION.
REUTERS V/O: AFTER A DECADE YOUR DOLLAR IS NO GOOD IN CUBA. ONE MUST USE LOCAL CURRENCY CALLED THE CUBAN CONVERTIBLE PESO. IN ANNOUNCING THE CHANGE, PRESIDENT FIDEL CASTRO SAID USE OF THE CURRENCY OF CUBA'S NUMBER ONE ENEMY IS BEING STOPPED TO GUARANTEE CUBA'S ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE.
STUN GUN MAKER TASER INTERNATIONAL SAYS IT HAS WON GOVERNMENT APPROVAL TO USE ITS PRODUCTS ON SOME COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS BY THE END OF THE YEAR, TO PROTECT PASSENGERS FROM POTENTIAL HARM. THE COMPANY SAYS THIS IS THE APPROVAL IS THE FIRST TO ALLOW PERSONNEL TO USE TASER TECHNOLOGY ON U-S COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS. KOREAN AIR IS THE FIRST AIRLINE GRANTED PERMISSION BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO CARRY ELECTRIC STUN GUNS ABOARD JET LINERS THAT FLY WITHIN U-S AIRSPACE.
MONDAY THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY UP 3. THE NASDAQ CLOSED THE DAY AROUND THE FLAT LINE. MONDAYS MARKET CAME OFF POST ELECTION HIGHS. ALL EYES FOCUSED ON THIS WEEKS FEDERAL RESERVE MEETING AND THE POSSIBILITY OF A RISE INTEREST RATES.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKET, LOG ON TO OUR SITE AT CBS DOT MARKET WATCH DOT COM.... IN NEW YORK I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))

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[11No-Child]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC 1:48:58]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]

"No Child Left Behind" needs reforming before it can help Virginia move ahead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

That yesterday from the Virginia Education Association. The group says the act is a good idea, but the federal government hasn't upheld its end of the bargain when it comes to funding. Leaders also say some of the act's standards are unrealistic. If a state doesn't make adequate progress each year certain sanctions can be enforced like allowing students to transfer schools.
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[SOT 23:19:07]
[IN Q=That again presents a]

((PRINCESS MOSS/VIRGINIA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT: THAT AGAIN PRESENTS A CONCERN BECAUSE THEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT ENTERING ANOTHER COMMUNITY, ANOTHER SCHOOL - YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT OVERCROWDING, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT NOT REALLY ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED.))
[SUPER=01-Princess Moss/Virginia Education Association President;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=needs to be addressed]
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[VO-NAT]

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on the matter this Wednesday. Education leaders hope it's the first step in convincing Congress to reform the legislation.
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[11James-River]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC1:31:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Students aren't the only ones who would benefit from proposed changes to James River High School.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan]

A committee was formed two-years ago to recommend renovations to the school. Among the items on the wish-list: a new gym, auditorium, library and science labs and classrooms. The project is estimated to cost nine-and a-half million dollars, but school officials say it would pay off for the community.
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[SOT@9:17.02]
[IN Q=This is a situation...]

((JAMIE TALBOTT/JAMES RIVER HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: THIS IS A SITUATION WHERE WE'RE WANTING TO OPEN UP THE LIBRARY AND WEIGHT ROOM TO OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS. WE WANT TO MAKE JAMES RIVER HIGH SCHOOL THE FOCAL POINT OF THE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Jamie Talbott/James River High School Principal]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=... point of the community.]
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[VO-NAT]

A community meeting was held last night. Now, feedback will be taken to the school board where members will vote on the issue within the next two-months. Once "okayed", it would go to county supervisors for final approval.
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[11Tech-Visitor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC 1:11:53]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]
[ENG#=3]

Virginia Tech officials hopes a new partnership will help the school become a top thirty research institution.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Yesterday, the school signed a deal with one of the world's leading Genome institutes. The Institute for Genomic Research or TIGR (tiger) has helped crack the genetic codes of some of the world's most known viruses. School officials hope the move will open the door to even more federal funds for life sciences.
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[SOT: 17:38:50:00 ]
[IN Q=Universities like]

((BRAD FENWICK: IT'S ONE STEP OF MANY TOWARDS GROWING THE RESEARCH CAPACITY OF THE UNIVERISTY. YOU KNOW,:50 UNIVERSITES LIKE PRIVATE INDUSTRY HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME BEING ALL THINGS TO ALL PEOPLE. THE BETTER PATHWAY IS TO HAVE SOME VERY GOOD CORE ABILITIES AND FORM STRATEGIC ALLIANCES.))
[SUPER=01-Brad Fenwick/Virginia Tech Vice-President of Research;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q= AND FORM STRATEGIC ALLIANCES.]
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[VO-NAT]

The school also entered a partnership with the University of Maryland's Baltimore Campus. Tech's Veterinary school will work with Maryland on bio-medical and public health research.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]

[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]


In business news, Merck said the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice are looking into the handling of its arthritis drug, Vioxx. The company said it will cooperate. Merck pulled Vioxx off the market in September after a study showed an increased risk of heart attack and stroke for patients taking Vioxx for more than 18 months. In other news, Stan Case has yesterday's closing numbers in the business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

((STOCKS BARELY MOVED MONDAY.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS GAINED THREE-POINTS.
AS THE NASDAQ ENDED VIRTUALLY FLAT.


THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION IS LOOKING INTO WHETHER BROKERAGE FIRMS FAILED TO GET THE BEST PRICE FOR STOCKS TRADED FOR CUSTOMERS.
A SOURCE FAMILIAR WITH THE SITUATION SAID ABOUT A DOZEN FIRMS ARE UNDER SCRUTINY, INCLUDING MERRILL LYNCH, MORGAN STANLEY, CHARLES SCHWAB, AMERITRADE AND E-TRADE.
THE NEW YORK TIMES FIRST REPORTED THE STORY MONDAY MORNING.


MICROSOFT SAID IT HAS SETTLED ANTI-TRUST LAWSUITS WITH NOVELL AND AN INDUSTRY TRADE GROUP.
THE SETTLEMENT MARKS THE CONCLUSION OF A DECADE-LONG ANTI-TRUST BATTLE.
NOVELL SAID MICROSOFT WILL PAY IT 536-MILLION DOLLARS IN CASH IN A SETTLEMENT TIED TO NOVELL'S NETWARE NETWORK SOFTWARE.
NOVELL ALSO SAID IT'S FILING A NEW ANTI-TRUST SUIT AGAINST MICROSOFT, THIS TIME TIED TO NOVELL'S WORDPERFECT SOFTWARE.


MCDONALD'S SAID OCTOBER SALES AT U-S STORES OPEN AT LEAST 13-MONTHS ROSE SEVEN-POINT-FIVE PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO.
BUT SALES IN EUROPE ROSE JUST TWO PERCENT.
WORLDWIDE SALES ROSE SIX-POINT-ONE PERCENT.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE.))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[11Hardy-trailer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC2:02:14]
[GRAPHIC=none ]
[ENG#=1]

The owner of a Bedford County trailer park is charged with polluting a tributary of the Roanoke River. D-J Cooper's history of alleged environmental violations goes back at least three decades.
As Keith Humprhy reports, this time Cooper is charged with a *crime*.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Cooper faces]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Fisher/EPA Criminal Enforcement Lawyer; :15]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./1992; :29]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Jennie Waering/Assistant U. S. Attorney; 1:11]
[SUPER=@Keith2; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=KH, News 7.]

(( Cooper faces 39 years in prison and a three and a quarter million dollar fine. At age 71 he's been fighting with regulatory authorities half his life. Such cases rarely result in criminal charges. [5:43] ((MOST OFTEN A PERSON WHO'S REGULATED UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT, AFTER BEING SUBJECT TO CIVIL ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS, AS MR. COOPER HAS BEEN REPEATEDLY, COMES INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THE STATUTE.)) [RUNS:11] The Hardy Road Trailer Park was built in the mid-1960's, and the government says it's never been right. NEWS 7 documented conditions at the park more than a decade ago, citing numerous health issues, including questions of water quality. Cooper got a permit to operate a sewage treatment lagoon in 1992. By the late 90's, according to this latest federal indictment Cooper was in violation of the order 87% of the time. The state Department of Environmental Quality issued Cooper 274 violation notices just between November of '98 and August, 2000. Judge Glen Conrad released Cooper on bond, on the condition he not violate any state or federal laws. [04:15] ((THE UNITED STATES BELIEVES HE'S IN VIOLATION BY DISCHARGING EVERYDAY, BOTH OF FEDERAL LAW AND STATE LAW, FOR THE 2003 D.E.Q. ORDER.)) [RUNS:08]
Cooper will likely be back in court soon, if he cannot comply. Keith Humphry, News 7.))


[6-Shell]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-44 TC25:32]
[GRAPHIC=Bob Shell]
[ENG#=2]

The Radford man accused of killing a model says his rights were violated.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Lawyers for 57 year old Photographer Bob Shell filed 20 motions in court yesterday. Shell's accused of felony homicide in connection with the overdose death of 19 year old Marion Franklin. The new motions range from claims of fifth and sixth amendment violations and ask for charges to be dropped. A judge will consider the motions later this month. (------------)