[Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Election Day has already arrived for Iraqis living outside their country.
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[VO-NAT]


Far from the violence plaguing their homeland, Iraqis living abroad started going to the polls today.
Polling centers in five cities open up this morning for Iraqis living here in the U-S.
[SUPER=03-Sydney, Australia;]


Voters in Sydney, Australia were among the first to cast ballots in Iraq's first independent elections in more than 50 years.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We've been]

((YOUKHANA KHAMIS/AUSTRALIAN IRAQI VOTER: WEVE BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME FOR THIS DAY TO COME AND WERE PROUD TO BE FOR IRAQI FREEDOM. ))
[SUPER=01-Youkhana Khamis/Australian Iraqi Voter;]
[RUNS=:06] (estimated runs time)
[OUT Q=for Iraqi freedom.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


In new violence today, a bomb disguised as a police car exploded on a Baghdad street.
No casualties from that attack.
Nearby, another car bomb near a police station killed the four officers who tried to stop it.
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[VOB-Charlie-Company]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net G]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Casulaties]
[ENG#=2]



Four Marines from a Lynchburg based unit died this week in Iraq.
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[TAKE APRISA FS]
Sergeant Jesse Strong, Corporal Christopher Weaver, Corporal Jonathan Bowling and Lance Corporal Karl Linn were killed in an ambush Wednesday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


As news of the deadly attack filtered into central Virginia, the mood at Charlie Company's Lynchburg headquarters was somber, yet determined.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Each Marine]

((CAPT. JAMIE WAGNER/'C' COMPANY INSTRUCTOR: EACH MARINE CONSIDERS EACH OTHER A PART OF THE FAMILY AND IT IS A PERSONAL LOSS FOR US, HOWEVER THE MARINE ETHOS, WE ARE STICKING TOGETHER AND WE CONTINUE THE MISSION TO HONOR THEM THE BEST WAY WE CAN, AS HEROES.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Jamie Wagner/'C' Company Instructor; :30]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=as heroes.]
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[VO-NAT]

Sergeant Jesse Strong graduated from Liberty University in 2003 with a degree in history. The school says it will honor Strong during one of its student convocations in the coming weeks.
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[11Bowling]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=05-07 TC02:17]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Casualties]
[ENG#=3]


The news hit hard in Southside, where Corporal Jonathan Bowling grew up and worked as a police officer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]

Martinsville Police officers are keeping memories of Bowling close to their heart. The officers covered their badges with a black band and flew flags at half staff. Police Chief Mike Rogers says Jonathan was a man not soon forgotten.
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[SOT 00:02:51]
[IN Q=I was so impressed]

((MIKE ROGERS:I WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH HIS HONESTY AND HOW WELL HE CAME RECOMMENDED BY ALL OF HIS TEACHERS, FRIENDS, PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS; NOBODY HAD ANYTHING BUT GOOD THINGS TO SAY ABOUT HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Rogers/Martinsville Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=things to say about him.]
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[VO-NAT]

Kenneth McFarling introduced Jonathan to his daughter Tonya, and was ready to welcome him into the family. Jonathan kept in contact with Tonya and sent this picture Tuesday for her birthday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:21:12]
[IN Q=A real American]

((KENNETH MCFARLING:A REAL AMERICAN HERO. A REAL HERO.))
[SUPER=01-Kenneth McFarling/Girlfriend's Father; QUICK]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=A real hero.]
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[VO-NAT]

Bowling is remembered as a man who always kept his faith in high regard.
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[11VT-Troops]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-51 TC54:55]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]
[ENG#=4]

Christopher Lee Weaver was a December 2002 graduate of Virginia Tech and is the fourth alumnus to die in the war. Tech was already planning to honor two other soldiers who died in the line of duty at last night's basketball game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The University presented the widow of Army Lt. Jeffery Kaylor and the father of Army 1st Lt. Timothy Price with a special tribute at halftime. The families were given these special car magnets that pay tribute to the legacies of the two soldiers.
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[SOT 56:30]
[IN Q=This was]

((JERROLD ALLEN/COMMANDANT OF CADETS; THIS WAS A WONDERFUL THING FOR THE UNIVERSITY TO START AND FOR THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT TO SUPPORT AT A SOLD OUT GAME, TO ALLOW US TO PRESENT IT OT THE FATHER AND WIDOW OF OUR TWO YOUNG GUYS.))
[SUPER=01-Jerrold Allen/Commandant of Cadets]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=two young guys.]
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[VO-NAT]

The magnets officially went on sale yesterday. All the money will support scholarships established in the soldier's names.
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[11Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sra]
[TAPE#=05-06 TC36:35]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]
[ENG#=]


Investigators are trying to determine what caused a house fire in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The fire broke out around eight o'clock last night on the nine-hundered block of Staunton Avenue. Two rooms were damaged. Firefighters say no one was injured in the fire.
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[VOBJF-School]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=05-01 TC 18:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


Bedford County is one step closer to replacing Jefferson Forest High School.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Last night, the school board voted to negotiate with a Lynchburg based company called First Choice to build a new J-F and then a combination middle and high school in New London.
The company realizes it's taking a big risk since the Board of Supervisors may reject the proposal.
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[SOT 1:16:10]
[IN Q=Of course we take]

((RAYMOND BOOTH/FIRST CHOICE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERS: OF COURSE WE TAKE A RISK. WE'VE ALREADY SPENT TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY AND UNTIL SOMETHING IS DONE WE OBVIOUSLY TAKE A TREMENDOUS RISK WITH OUR TIME AND EFFORT.))
[SUPER=01-Raymond Booth/First Choice Public Private Partners; :]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=time and effort]
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[VO-NAT]


Some Supervisors have said they want the current JF renovated.
It is unclear when Supervisors may take up this issue.
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[11Smith]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-54 TC42:19]
[GRAPHIC=Ralph Smith]
[ENG#=3]


Ralph Smith has sold his Mill Mountain home in hopes of moving up to the Virginia General Assembly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle]


Yesterday, the former Roanoke Mayor announced he has sold his house on Mill Mountain.
And he told Botetourt County Republicans he plans to run for the House of Delegates if Lacey Putney decides to retire.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 06:46:19]
[IN Q=Lacey has said]

((LACEY HAS SAID HE WAS GOING TO RETIRE BEFORE AND CHANGED HIS MIND. IF LACEY CHANGES HIS MIND I'M FOR HIM. I'M GOING TO GET OUT THERE AND WORK FOR LACEY. THE DAY LACEY RETIRES IS THE DAY I WILL SEEK TO TAKE HIS JOB.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Former Roanoke Mayor;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=seek to take his job.]
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[VO-NAT]


Smith has lived at Rockledge for thirteen years, but says he signed a contract to sell the home. He declined to identify the Roanoke County couple that's moving in.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Smith says he will live in a cabin on his Botetourt property, until he purchases or builds another home in the district.

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Ford announces a major recall on approximately 800 thousand S-U-V's and light trucks. And after two successful days on Wall Street, the DOW takes a dip. Ed Crane has those stories and more in this morning's Market Update.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((GOOD MORNING...
IT WAS NOT A WALL STREET THREE PEAT...AFTER TWO WINNING DAYS--THE DOW DIPS...AND THE NASDAQ AND S AND P POST NARROW GAINS

ESS=dow


THURSDAYS FINAL NUMBERS:
THE DOW

ESS=nasdaq


THE NASDAQ

ESS=s and p


AND THE S AND P 50O

ESS=stocks to watch ba/msft


TWO STOCKS TO WATCH TODAY....BOEING WHICH HAS CUT A DEAL WITH CHINA FOR
7 BILLION DOLLARS IN NEW COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT---AND MICR0SOFT...WHICH

RELEASED QUARTERLY NUMBERS WHICH BEAT THE STREET BY 3 CENTS PER SHARE...
HELPING TO BRING DOWN THE DOW THURSDAY..ONE SINGLE STOCK:
ESS=cat


CATERPILLAR THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT MAKER...WHICH REPORTED EARNINGS THAT MISSED ANALYST ESTIMATES BY A GOOD MARGIN...

ESS=rbk/ups


AMONG STOCKS BEATING THE STREET WITH THEIR EARNINGS
NUMBERS---REEBOK---UPS
ESS=s/se


SEARS AND SEVEN ELEVEN..

VT=VO ford 150


FORD HAS ANNOUNCED A MAJOR RECALL....NEARLY 800 THOUSAND S-U-V'S AND LIGHT TRUCKS LIKE THIS 150 ARE INVOLVED...THE MODELS INVOLVED 2000 F150
--EXPEDITIONS AND LINCOLN NAVIGATORS---ALONG WITH 2001 FORD F SERIES AND

SUPERCREW TRUCKS...THE PROBLEM....A FIRE DANGER TIED TO THE CRUISE CONTROL SWITCH...THAT DOESN'T SHUT OFF...WHEN THE IGNITION IS TURNED OFF...FORD REPORTS DOZENS OF FIRES...BUT NO DEATHS CONNECTED TO THE PROBLEM..

VT=VO durable goods


INVESTORS GOT SOME GOOD NEWS REGARDING THE SALES OF SO CALLED DURABLE GOODS...THINGS LIKE CARS..TRUCKS AND APPLIANCES THAT ARE BOUGHT AND EXPECTED TO LAST SEVERAL YEARS...THOSE SALES WERE UP 6 TENTHS OF ONE PERCENT IN DECEMBER....AND FOR ALL OF 2004 ROSE NEARLY 11 PERCENT...BEST PERFORMANCE IN A DECADE....

ONCAM=ED

AND SOMETHING OF AN IRONIC DEAL'S BREWING IN THE TELECOM INDUSTRY

VT=VO/sbc-att


...FORMER BABY BELL S-B-C...WHICH WAS SPUN OFF BY A-T-T 21 YEARS AGO...IS NOW IN TALKS TO BUY WHATS LEFT OF A-T-T FOR SOME 15 BILLION
DOLLARS...A DEAL THAT IS LIKELY TO MEAN THE END OF A-T-T---ONCE THE

NATIONS TELECOM MONOPOLY.

ONCAM=ED


AHEAD OF THE OPEN THIS MORNING....G-D-P FIGURES FOR THE 4TH QUARTER..KEY EARNINGS NEWS EXPECTED FROM MC DONALDS AND HONEYWELL..

Graphic.C1S=acom


BUSINESS NEWS IS AVAILABLE ANYTIME AT CBS NEWS DOT COM
I'M ED CRANE CBS NEWS NY....))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Methadone-Clinic]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-50 TC1:26:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


A controversial methadone clinic in Roanoke will have to go another round in its fight to continue operations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Yesterday- members of the Northwest Concerned Citizens and their attorney filed a lawsuit in Circuit Court. The group is asking a judge to shut down the clinic saying it's violating zoning by operating in an established neighborhood, not far from schools and daycare centers.
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[SOT@14:22:06.25]
[IN Q=It makes the entire...]

((EVELYN BETHEL/NW CONCERNED CITIZENS: IT MAKES THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY FRIGHTENED AND WE ARE DISAPPOINTED THE CLINIC CHOOSE TO BE LOCATED IN AN AREA THAT'S NOT THE BEST AREA FOR ITS CLIENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Evelyn Bethel/NW Concerned Citizens]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=.. area for its clients.]
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[VO-NAT]

The President of the CRC Health Group issued a statement in response to the lawsuit saying quote: I'm disappointed a fringe group of prejudiced people would attempt to deny treatment to those patients who would choose to seek treatment for their disease end quote.
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[CA-Train]


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


The man accused of causing the deadly California train crash is scheduled to appear in court today.
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[VO-NAT]


Police say Juan Alvarez parked his S-U-V on the train tracks, then fled the vehicle after changing his mind about committing suicide.
[SUPER=03-Glendale, CA;]


Alvarez is charged with murder and could face the death penalty.
He remains hospitalized for treatment for what police say are self- inflicted cuts on his wrists and chest.
Investigators are combing thorugh the crash site collecting forensic evidence.
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[Rice]


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


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice takes the oath of office at a formal swearing-in ceremony this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Yesterday, she addressed employees at the state department and announced her first trip abroad in her new role.
Next month, Rice plans to do some fence- mending in seven European countries, and start a new effort for peace in the Middle East.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[COMM] [11Warner-React]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-53 TC50:27]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[ENG#=4]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Delegate Ward Armstrong told his colleagues about Bowling's aspirations to become a state trooper like his father.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT HT 25:01]
[IN Q=I knew his family- he was]

((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG: I KNEW HIS FAMILY - HE WAS A WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN AND YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW DEVASTATED THEY ARE OVER THIS LOSS, BUT I THOUGHT THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE BODY SHOULD BE AWARE THAT WE LOST A FINE YOUNG SON YESTERDAY.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Ward Armstrong/(D) Martinsville;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=fine young son yesterday]
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[VO-NAT]

Both the House and the Senate adjourned in memory of Corporal Bowling.
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[6-Volvo-Union]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=05-02 TC 5:46]
[GRAPHIC=Business news]
[ENG#=2]

Volvo and its Union Workers are in the middle of contract negotiations again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]

The United Auto Workers contract ends January 31st. Talks have been underway for a few days now. Some members of the Local 20-69 say the negotiations are not going well. They say health insurance is the current sticking point. Yesterday, members took a mock vote and agreed to turn down Volvo's current contract offer. Negotiations are expected to last for the next several days.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

Now here's a look at your local stocks.
[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Patterson-Blast]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=05-08 TC00:13]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]
[ENG#=1]

The intended victim of Tuesday night's pipe bombing in Roanoke is speaking out. She says she was never the suspect's GIRLFRIEND, as court records suggest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

What's left of her trash can still lies on the lawn at 14th and Chapman. Todd Harless and Ricky Huffman face firearms charges related to the incident.
[SUPER=04-Wednesday]

The victim asked that her name not be used. She told NEWS 7 yesterday that she had briefly befriended Harless, but insists it was not a romantic relationship. The man she lives with now says jealousy was the motive for the pipe bombing. He says there were been four or five earlier incidents... one in which his own car was vandalized.
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[Weekend-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Wknd Preview 3]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=4]




(Steve adlibs intro)
(+++++++++++)

[TAKE Weekend Preview FS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nats music]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=be right back. (nats music)]



(Tape tosses to bump)


[BUMP - MUSIC ON TAPE] [COMM]