[Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


A suicide bombing has left 13 dead in Baghdad-- a year to the day after U- S forces captured Saddam Hussein.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


The bomber detonated a car near an entrance to the Green Zone, where Iraq's interim government is headquartered.
The blast injured 15 other people.
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq;]


Meanwhile, American forces are again taking on insurgents in Fallujah.
The military says eight U-S Marines were killed there over the weekend, while conducting "security and stabilization" operations.
(------------)


[PKG-Homeland-Security]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


President Bush will begin the week looking for a new chief to head up the Department of Homeland Security.
That, after his first choice for the position, Bernard Kerik, backed out.
Susan Roberts has the latest from Washington.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bernard Kerik/Former Nominee; :13 quick!!]

[DO NOT SUPER Sen. Lindsey Graham]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Jane Harman/Intelligence Committee Ranking Member; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Susan Roberts/CBS News; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=Roberts, CBS News, Washington.]


(( THE NOMINATION WAS OVER IN MINUTES. BUT BACKLASH FROM BERNARD KERIK'S WITHDRAWAL IS ONLY BEGINNING. JUST DAYS AFTER PULLING HIS NAME FROM CONSIDERATION FOR HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF -- .
BERNARD KERIK/(FILE/SATURDAY) FAST FONT "It was a stupid mistake and I'm in the process of rectifying it."
THERE ARE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT KERIK'S PAST. HE OFFICIALLY QUIT OVER NON-PAYMENT OF TAXES FOR HIS NANNY AND HOUSEKEEPER WHO MAY HAVE BEEN AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT. BUT THIS MORNING'S NEW YORK TIMES SAYS KERIK, AS NEW YORK CITY'S CORRECTION'S COMMISSIONER - HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH A COMPANY SUSPECTED OF HAVING TIES TO ORGANIZED CRIME.
AS CONTROVERSY ESCALATES AROUND THE EX-NOMINEE....SO DOES CONCERN ABOUT HOW THOROUGHLY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION CHECKS OUT ITS NOMINEES FOR HIGH-LEVEL POSTS.
SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM/(R) SOUTH CAROLINA -(FROM FOX NEWS SUNDAY) 10:02:46 "Obviously his resume is good, he has a lot of experience from 9/11, he's been the top cop in NY, but these problems surfaced, I don't know why they weren't known before."

WITH HIS FIRST CHOICE TO HEAD THE HOMELAND OUT --- PRESIDENT BUSH IS

EXPECTED TO MOVE QUICKLY TO USHER IN A NEW NOMINEE.
A POSSIBLE 'WILDCARD' CONTENDER... L-A SHERIFF LEE BACA. LIKE KERIK, BACA HAS WORKED ON THE FRONT LINES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.
REP. JANE HARMAN/(D) CA, RANKING MEMBER, INTELLIGENCE CMTE 14:18:18 "It is absolutely critical that this job be filled by a strong manager, a strong leader and get the support it needs."

(STANDUP CLOSE)

OTHER NAMES FLOATING AS POSSIBLE PICKS RANGE FROM HOMELAND SECURITY UNDERSECRETARY ASA HUTCHINSON -- TO DEMOCRATIC SENATOR JOE LIEBERMAN.
SUSAN ROBERTS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON. ))

[Franklin-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Ax]

A Sunday accident in Rocky Mount took the driver's life as he headed onto route 220. State police say 83 year old Corey Lester Woods was getting onto 220 south from Route 40 when he lost control. His Jeep Cherokee ran off the right side of the road, and rolled about 30 feet down an embankment. Woods was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say he was NOT wearing his seatbelt.


[11War-Worlds]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-53 TC-9:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Hollywood is ready to go in Rockbridge County. Filming is set to start for "War of the Worlds".
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; ]

Steven Spielberg is expected to be on hand as the week's work begins. Around 600 extras are ready to go as well.
They were chosen in the recent open casting call to be National Guardsmen or survivors of the alien attack. Hollywood Scouts have been busy in the last month looking for warehouse space for props, catering services, lodging for the crew, and of course, a site to shoot the film. Rockbridge County residents can expect the movie crews to be around for about a week.
(------------)


[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]


In business news, Pay Pal and Apple join forces.
Marcella Palmer has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Shares of]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=in New York.]


((SHARES OF SPRINT AND NEXTEL CLIMBED AFTER THE BELL FRIDAY ON REPORTS THE TELECOM GIANTS WERE MERGING IN A 35-BILLION DOLLAR DEAL.
UNITED AIRLINES PLANS TO CUT ITS U-S FLIGHTS BY 14% AFTER THE BUSY HOLIDAY SEASON AND ADD INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO FOCUS ON MORE PROFITABLE ROUTES.
FORD RECALLS 474-THOUSAND ESCAPE S-U-V'S AROUND THE WORLD, BECAUSE OF AN ACCELERATOR PROBLEM THAT CAN CAUSE THE ENGINE TO RACE IN THE 2002 TO 2004 MODELS.
U-S STOCKS TOOK A SMALL DIP IN TRADING FRIDAY. THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY DOWN 9.THE NASDAQ HELD STEADY AT THE FLATLINE....

CRUDE OIL PRICES FELL TO A 4-MONTH LOW FOLLOWING AN EXPECTED DECISION FROM OPEC, CRUDE OIL CLOSED FRIDAY AT $40.71 A BARREL.
E-BAY'S PAYPAL PAYMENT SERVICE IS LOOKING TO CASH IN ON THE MUSIC DOWNLOAD TREND. APPLE COMPUTER AND PAYPAL ANNOUNCE APPLE'S U-S I-TUNES MUSIC STORE IS ACCEPTING PAYPAL FOR SONG DOWNLOADS, AUDIO BOOKS AND GIFT CERTIFICATES.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKETS .... LOG ON TO OUR SITE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. IN NEW YORK I'M MARCELLA PALMER. ))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[11RC-Cars]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-40 TC-1:32:59]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


NASCAR may be in the off-season, but one of its top drivers was racing in our region this weekend. And Tony Stewart faced some tough competition from people he'll probably never see at the big tracks. Jeremy Butterfield reports from Pittsylvania County.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=03-Chatham; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alan Duffy/Racer; :13]
[SUPER=19-Jeremy Butterfield/jbutterfield*wdbj7.com; :50]
[SUPER=01-Tony Stewart/NASCAR Driver; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Norris Cooper/Owner of the RC Raceway; 1:45]
[RUNS=2:04]
[OUT Q=News7, Pittsylvania County.]
(((//// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND]

((NAT SOUND:ENGINE SOUND))
[RUNS=: 5]
[OUT Q=FADE NAT SOUND]

The roar doesn't quite compare to what you would here at a NASCAR race but everything else is about the same in the world of RC racing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:12:22]
[IN Q=Well basically anything you]

((ALAN DUFFY:WELL BASICALLY ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO A REAL RACE CAR YOU CAN DO TO ONE OF THESE CARS. YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR TIRES, CHANGE YOUR BODY, CHANGE YOUR ENGINE. ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DO TO HOPE IT UP AND MAKE IT GO FASTER YOU CAN DO THAT.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=you can do that.]

The red clay oval track has cars running around 35 miles per hour on the straightaways and the racers say if one hits you-- it can break a leg. The racing is intense and the and the cars can be addicting but what really brings these racers out is the camaraderie.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:11:51]
[IN Q=I've seen people out here]

((ALAN DUFFY:I'VE SEEN PEOPLE OUT HERE THAT I HAVE KNOWN FOR YEARS. AND I ONLY GET TO SEE THEM ONCE A YEAR. CHAT WITH THEM ON THE INTERNET, TALK WITH THEM ON THE PHONE, BUT WHEN WE COME TOGETHER HERE ONCE A YEAR IT'S LIKE A BIG OLD GROUP OF FRIENDS.))
[RUNS=: 12]
[OUT Q=a big old group of friends.]

[BUTTBUTTBUTT]
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[SOT 00:46:31]
[IN Q=The cars may be one]

((JEREMY BUTTERFIELD:THE CARS MAY BE ONE TENTH OF THE SIZE YOU WOULD FIND IN THE NEXTEL CUP SERIES BUT THAT HASN'T STOPPED ONE WELL KNOWN NASCAR DRIVER FROM CATCHING THE RC BUG.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=from catching the RC bug.]

[BUTTBUTTBUTT]
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[SOT 00:08:01]
[IN Q=I'm racing four classes]

((TONY STEWART:I'M RACING FOUR CLASSES THIS WEEKEND. I'VE GOT A GAS SPRINT CAR AN ELECTRIC SPRINT CAR AN ELECTRIC EDM, WHICH IS AN EASTERN DIRT MODIFIED AND A GAS EDM.))
[RUNS=: 11]
[OUT Q=and a gas EDM.]

Believe it or not number 20 says the Sunday's he's spent on the track don't translate to wins in the RC circuit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:08:36]
[IN Q=]

((TONY STEWART:I'M AT A DISADVANTAGE WHEN I COME TO THIS RACE. A LOT OF THESE GUYS, THE TOP RC RACERS IN THE DIRT OVAL INDUSTRY ARE HERE THIS WEEKEND. SO THE FACT THAT I ONLY RUN ONE TIME A YEAR IT REALLY PUTS ME AT A DISADVANTAGE.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=me at a disadvantage.]

Stewart says a big reason for making the trip to Chatham every year is to see the owner of the RC Raceway-- Norris Cooper. Cooper began the track on a whim-- now his track hosts the biggest RC race in the nation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:02:56]
[IN Q=I read about it in a]

((NORRIS COOPER/I READ ABOUT IT IN A MAGAZINE ABOUT FIFTEEN SIXTEEN YEARS AGO AND I WANTED TO GET A CAR. I COULDN'T FIND ONE SO FINALLY I FOUND A DISTRIBUTOR THAT HAD THEM AND I WENT AND BOUGHT THREE. AND MY WIFE SAID I GONE CRAZY.))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=wife said i gone crazy.]

Crazy-- is a race that can even the playing field between a NASCAR driver and a 12 year old child. Jeremy Butterfield, News7, Pittsylvania County.))

(Tape tosses to bump)


[BUMP]
[BREAK]

[2Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=1]


Hospital workers say a suicide car bombing in Baghdad has killed at least 13 people.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


The bomber detonated a car near an entrance to the Green Zone, where Iraq's interim government is headquartered.
The blast injured 15 other people.
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq;]


Meanwhile, American forces are again taking on insurgents in Fallujah.
The military says eight U-S Marines were killed there over the weekend, while conducting "security and stabilization" operations.
(------------)


[VOB-Homeland-Security]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


President Bush is expected to make quick work out of choosing a new nominee for Homeland Security Chief, now that his first choice is out.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Bernard Kerik withdrew after discovering questions about the immigration status of his nanny.
But this morning's "New York Times" reports Kerik also had a relationship with a company suspected of having ties to organized crime.
All this is leading to concerns about how well the Bush administration checks out nominees for high- level posts.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Obviously, his resume]

((SEN.LINDSEY GRAHAM/R- SOUTH CAROLINA: OBVIOUSLY HIS RESUME IS GOOD, HE HAS A LOT OF EXPERIENCE FROM 9/11, HE'S BEEN THE TOP COP IN NY, BUT THESE PROBLEMS SURFACED, I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY WEREN'T KNOWN BEFORE. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Lindsey Graham/(R) South Carolina;]
[RUNS=:10] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=weren't known before.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Among this list of possible replacement candidates-- Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman, Homeland Security Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson, and L-A Sheriff Lee Baca.
(------------)



[2Franklin-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Ax]

State police say a Rocky Mount man was killed over the weekend when he lost control getting onto a highway. Police say it happened as 83 year old Corey Lester Woods was entering 220 south from Route 40 in Rocky Mount. His Jeep Cherokee ran off the right side of the road, and rolled about 30 feet down an embankment. Police say Woods was NOT wearing his seatbelt. He weas pronounced dead at the scene.



[2-11War-Worlds]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-53 TC-9:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Filming is set to start today in Rockbridge County for "War of the Worlds". Producers expect to take most of this week shooting the local scenes that will become part of the movie.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; ]

Steven Spielberg is expected to be on hand as the work gets going.. Around 600 extras are ready to go as well. They were chosen in the recent open casting call to be National Guardsmen or survivors of the alien attack. Hollywood scouts have been busy in the last month looking for warehouse space for props, and catering services, lodging for the crew, and of course a site to shoot the film.
(------------)


[11Toys-Tots]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-47 TC-39:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


Hundreds of hogs helped the Marines from B-Company raise money and collect toys this weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Nearly 400 Harley Davidson owners joined the marines on a Toys for Tots ride. Each rider had to bring a gift or make a donation in order to participate and the Marines in charge say it was a great turnout. The bikers braved the cold on a long loop through Salem, Roanoke, and Vinton in order to make some children's spirits bright this Christmas.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:05:56]
[IN Q=Most of all everyone is doing]

((SGT. GREGORY CARNEY:MOST OF ALL EVERYONE IS DOING IT FOR THE KIDS. IT MEANS A LOT TO THESE UNDERPRIVILEGED KIDS TO HAVE SOMETHING UNDER THE TREE CHRISTMAS MORNING.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Gregory Carney/USMC]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=tree christmas morning.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

This year B-Company estimates that every child on their list will find two or three gifts donated by Toys for Tots under their tree.
(------------)



[11Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=FdBack]
[GRAPHIC=Feedback]
[ENG#=1]


Tech football and Dan Rather were at the top of the list in the latest viewer mail.
Here's a look at it, with Assignment Editor Joe McKean
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Animation Open]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=Animation Close.]



((Dan Rather's decision to leave the CBS Evening News next march seems to be a welcome development to many viewers, including one from Floyd County (Danny Quesenberry).
"It is about time that CBS let this so-called non-biased news reporter leave. Once he does leave his post I will once again begin to watch the CBS Evening News. Since his ridiculous statements that he knew were not correct, I have not watched this broadcast. The very day he leaves I will return to Channel 7 and its integrity for fair news."
The attention we gave to Virginia Tech's first A-C-C championship brought a few complaints, including a viewer from Roanoke County (Tori Williams).
"Because the local paper informs its readers every time Coach Beamer blows his nose, I have turned to television to learn about local news stories. However, (a recent) 6pm broadcast began with the same type of pandering to the blind followers of all things Tech. While reporting on Tech's athletic exploints is certainly a worthy story for the sports segment near the end of the half hour (though the constant replaying of the Saturday highlights gets quite stale) I see little justification for the Tech worshipping at the beginning of the news."
Here's how to give us an idea of what's on your mind, by letter...fax...or email.
Joe McKean, News-7.))



[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]

In business news, holiday shopping business appeared to be mixed over the weekend. Analysts say the nation's malls and stores stepped up discounts. Wal-Mart reports sales are still below expectations, but Sears reported "good customer traffic", and business at luxury stores is still strong. Now here's a look at local stocks as they start the week.
[STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[Healthy-Living]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Healthy Living]
[ENG#=1]


You may need to Lighten Up -- and there's a program to held you do it.
(+++++++)

[Healthy Living FS]
In this week's Healthy Living, Joy Sutton tells us about a program helping Virginians to shed the pounds.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If you need a reason]
[SUPER=@Joy1; 00]
[SUPER=01-Peter Lampman/Virginia Amateur Sports;21]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; 1:45]
[RUNS=3:00]
[OUT Q=with this weeks healthy living]
(+++++++)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[Phone Number FS]
For more information you can call 800-333-8274 or find a link to Lighten Up Virginia on our web site.
The competition is from January 10th thru June 10th.
(------------------)



(Board tosses to bump)


[BUMP]
[COMM]

[3-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=1]


A suicide bombing has left 13 dead in Baghdad-- a year to the day after U- S forces captured Saddam Hussein.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


The bomber detonated a car near an entrance to the Green Zone, where Iraq's interim government is headquartered.
The blast injured 15 other people.
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq;]


Meanwhile, American forces are again taking on insurgents in Fallujah.
The military says eight U-S Marines were killed there over the weekend, while conducting "security and stabilization" operations.
(------------)


[2VOB-Homeland-Security]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


As President Bush begins selecting a new Homeland Security Chief nominee, there's more controversy surrounding his first pick for the job.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Bernard Kerik withdrew after discovering questions about the immigration status of his nanny.
But this morning's "New York Times" reports Kerik also had a relationship with a company suspected of having ties to organized crime.
All this is leading to concerns about how well the Bush administration checks out nominees for high- level posts.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Obviously, his resume]

((SEN.LINDSEY GRAHAM/R- SOUTH CAROLINA: OBVIOUSLY HIS RESUME IS GOOD, HE HAS A LOT OF EXPERIENCE FROM 9/11, HE'S BEEN THE TOP COP IN NY, BUT THESE PROBLEMS SURFACED, I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY WEREN'T KNOWN BEFORE. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Lindsey Graham/(R) South Carolina;]
[RUNS=:10] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=weren't known before.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Among this list of possible replacement candidates-- Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman, Homeland Security Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson, and L-A Sheriff Lee Baca.
(------------)



[3Franklin-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Ax]

A Sunday accident in Rocky Mount took the driver's life as he headed onto route 220. State police say 83 year old Corey Lester Woods was getting onto 220 south from Route 40 when he lost control. His Jeep Cherokee ran off the right side of the road, and rolled about 30 feet down an embankment. Woods was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say he was NOT wearing his seatbelt.


[3-11War-Worlds]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-53 TC-9:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Hollywood is ready to go in Rockbridge County. Filming is set to start for "War of the Worlds".
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; ]

Steven Spielberg is expected to be on hand as the week's work begins. Around 600 extras are ready to go as well.
They were chosen in the recent open casting call to be National Guardsmen or survivors of the alien attack. Hollywood Scouts have been busy in the last month looking for warehouse space for props, catering services, lodging for the crew, and of course a site to shoot the film. Rockbridge County residents can expect the movie crews to be around for about a week.
(------------)


[Trigger]


[ANCHOR=None]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[ROLL TRIGGER OUT OF BREAK]

[ENG#=D1]


[BIRTHDAYS NEXT]














[2Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


In business news, stocks will begin trading without any real apparent momentum in either direction.
Marcella Palmer has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Shares of]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=in New York.]


((SHARES OF SPRINT AND NEXTEL CLIMBED AFTER THE BELL FRIDAY ON REPORTS THE TELECOM GIANTS WERE MERGING IN A 35-BILLION DOLLAR DEAL.
UNITED AIRLINES PLANS TO CUT ITS U-S FLIGHTS BY 14% AFTER THE BUSY HOLIDAY SEASON AND ADD INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO FOCUS ON MORE PROFITABLE ROUTES.
FORD RECALLS 474-THOUSAND ESCAPE S-U-V'S AROUND THE WORLD, BECAUSE OF AN ACCELERATOR PROBLEM THAT CAN CAUSE THE ENGINE TO RACE IN THE 2002 TO 2004 MODELS.
U-S STOCKS TOOK A SMALL DIP IN TRADING FRIDAY. THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY DOWN 9.THE NASDAQ HELD STEADY AT THE FLATLINE....

CRUDE OIL PRICES FELL TO A 4-MONTH LOW FOLLOWING AN EXPECTED DECISION FROM OPEC, CRUDE OIL CLOSED FRIDAY AT $40.71 A BARREL.
E-BAY'S PAYPAL PAYMENT SERVICE IS LOOKING TO CASH IN ON THE MUSIC DOWNLOAD TREND. APPLE COMPUTER AND PAYPAL ANNOUNCE APPLE'S U-S I-TUNES MUSIC STORE IS ACCEPTING PAYPAL FOR SONG DOWNLOADS, AUDIO BOOKS AND GIFT CERTIFICATES.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKETS .... LOG ON TO OUR SITE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. IN NEW YORK I'M MARCELLA PALMER. ))



(Tape tosses to bump)


[BUMP]
[WINNER]
[BREAK]


[Winner]


[ANCHOR=None]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[ROLL OUT OF MARKETWATCH]

[ENG#=D1]




[SUPER=45-Mike Price/Christiansburg;]


[BREAK]





[3-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's what's making news-- State Police are reporting a fatal accident over the weekend.
They say a Rocky Mount man was killed when he lost control of his vehicle while getting onto Route 220 South.
(----------------)
[ENG#=2]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


More than a dozen people were killed this morning in a suicide bombing in Baghdad.
The bomber detonated a car near an entrance to the Green Zone, where Iraq's interim government is headquartered.
(----------------)
[ENG#=3]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


Shooting begins today in Rockbridge County for the film, "War of the Worlds".
Producers expect to take most of this week shooting the local scenes that will become part of the movie. Director Steven Spielberg is expected to be on hand.
(----------------)





[2-11RC-Cars]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-40 TC-1:32:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


NASCAR's Tony Stewart was fighting the pack in Pittsylvania County this weekend.. at 35 miles per hour. Stewart was in Chatham Sunday for some racing .. but not the kind you see most Sundays. Jeremy Butterfield has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=03-Chatham; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alan Duffy/Racer; :13]
[SUPER=19-Jeremy Butterfield/jbutterfield*wdbj7.com; :50]
[SUPER=01-Tony Stewart/NASCAR Driver; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Norris Cooper/Owner of the RC Raceway; 1:45]
[RUNS=2:04]
[OUT Q=News7, Pittsylvania County.]


[2-11Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=FdBack]
[GRAPHIC=Feedback]
[ENG#=2]


Football and Dan Rather have been the main topics in our recent viewer mail.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean shares some of your comments in this week's "Feedback".
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Animation Open]

[OUT Q=Animation Close.] [RUNS=1:22]