[Brush-Fire]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


A brush fire is burning this morning along the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Pogues Mill Area.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The flames can be seen for miles away in Southwest Roanoke County.
Fire officials say the blaze began on the parkway, then quickly spread to a wider area.
Nearly a dozen residents have been evacuated so far.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:08:57]
[IN Q=I was requested]
[SUPER=01-Robert Turner/Evacuated Resident;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=work on it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Authorities say the dry, windy conditions are making their battle against the flames even tougher. Fire officials say 40 people are on working the blaze, and the Department of Forestry is assisting.
A command post has been set up at the Back Creek Fire Station.
(------------)



[11Fire-Danger]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's been weeks since most of the state has seen any significant rainfall, and forestry officials now describe the threat of forest fires as "critical".
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./October 25]


Dry conditions have contributed to dozens of brush fires like this one that scorched nearly 300 acres in Appomattox County last month.
Foresters are also concerned about thousands of hunters heading into the woods for deer season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:47:19]
[IN Q=Everything is]

((ASHER ELLIOTT/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY: EVERYTHING IS EXTREMELY DRY. WE HAVEN'T HAD RAIN FOR MONTHS IT SEEMS LIKE AND IT'S A COMBINATION.. MAINLY IT'S A CUMULATIVE EFFECT OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS, WE'VE BEEN BEHIND IN RAINFALL AND IT'S ALL ADDING UP RIGHT NOW AND STACKING UP ON US.))
[SUPER=01-Asher Elliott/Virginia Department of Forestry;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=stacking up on us.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Forestry Department reminds hunters the statewide burning ban remains in effect and campfires are not allowed in the woods.
(------------)



[War-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


President Bush assured an uneasy nation last night that the U-S will prevail against terrorists.
In a prime time address , Bush said Americans should not "give in to exaggerated fears or passing rumors."
Cindy Pena has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Pena/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Cindy Pena for CBS News.]

((


(SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH) - 8:32

"My fellow Americans, let's roll."
IN A TELEVISED ADDRESS, PRESIDENT BUSH ASSURED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ... THAT THE UNITED STATES WILL PREVAIL AGAINST TERRORISTS BOTH OVERSEAS -- AND HERE AT HOME.
HE ALSO PREPARED THE COUNTRY FOR POSSIBLE TERRORISM ALERTS.

(SOT: BUSH) - 8:16:08

"A terrorism alert is not a signal to stop your life. It is a call to be vigilant. To know that your government is on high alert and to add your eyes and ears our efforts to find and stop those who want to do us harm."
PRESIDENT BUSH OUTLINED WAYS THE GOVERNMENT IS COMBATING THE ANTHRAX SCARE -- INCLUDING STOCKING UP ON MEDICINES -- AND BUYING EQUIPMENT TO SANITIZE THE MAIL.
THE PRESIDENT CALLED FOR SAFER AIR TRAVEL -- BY MAKING COCKPITS MORE SECURE -- AND BAGGAGE SCREENING MORE THOROUGH.
HE ALSO HAD THIS ADVICE FOR AMERICANS.

(SOT: BUSH) - 20:25:20

"All of us can become a September the 11th volunteer by making a commitment to service in our communities."
IN AFGHANISTAN, WAVES OF JETS POUNDED TALIBAN FRONTLINES ... IN SOME OF THE HEAVIEST BOMBING YET.
CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED THE PENTAGON IS ABOUT TO STEP UP THE MONTH-LONG CAMPAIGN. PART OF THAT PLAN INCLUDES USING THE NORTHERN CITY OF MASR-E-SHARIF AS A FORWARD OPERATING BASE.

(STANDUP)


TODAY, A TOP GENERAL MEETS WITH PRESIDENT BUSH TO DISCUSS WHAT IS NEEDED TO HELP WIN THE WAR. MEANWHILE, THE PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO GIVE NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS A BIGGER ROLE AT AMERICA'S AIRPORTS.
IN WASHINGTON, I'M CINDY PENA, REPORTING FOR CBS NEWS.

))[6-Hopkins]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC1:39:08]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Henry County man has been found guilty of a lesser charge for killing his best friend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


George Lincoln Hopkins was charged with first degree murder for killing Larry Thomas Bennett last March.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./March]


Prosecutors said Hopkins stabbed Bennett 51 times with a piece of glass from a broken coffee table during a fight.

The defense argued Hopkins was drunk and that it was therefore not premediated.
The jury agreed and found Hopkins guilty of second- degree murder.
The jury recommended a 40 year sentence.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for January.
(------------)



[11Fulcher]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC1:51:20]
[GRAPHIC=Mike Fulcher]

A federal judge will now have to decide whether long-time drug informant Mike Fulcher could genuinely have believed he had D-E-A approval to conduct his own under-cover investigation at Bland Prison.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

D-E-A Agent Don Lincoln said he didn't authorize it... didn't HAVE the authority and didn't SEEK such authority. Nonetheless, Fulcher's lawyers say Fulcher's past experience with Lincoln and other law enforcement agents led Fulcher to believe there was implied ratification of his actions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:15:45]
[IN Q=Every unimpeachable]

((EVERY UNIMPEACHABLE PIECE OF EVIDENCE AGAINST MR. FULCHER AND HIS MOTHER CAME FROM MR. FULCHER AND HIS MOTHER, AND THEY VOLUNTARILY TURNED IT OVER. EITHER THEY REALLY WANTED TO GO TO JAIL REAL BAD, OR HE WAS WORKING THIS CASE WITH THE INTENTION THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATE.))
[SUPER=01-David Baugh/Ethel Fulcher's Attorney]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=intention that law enforcement investigate.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Two years ago Fulcher was found by a federal jury to be the head of a drug and money- laundering scheme at Bland Prison. He remains in prison on state charges while the judge decides whether to grant Fulcher, his mother and ex-wife a new trial.
(------------)



[1st-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ckor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news this morning, The promise of lower inflation is expected to get a boost today when the October Producer Price Index is released.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]


(( GOOD MORNING THIS FRIDAY THE 9TH OF NOVEMBER.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
------------------------


ON WALL STREET REACTION TODAY WE GET THE PPI.. INFLATION AT THE WHOLSALE LEVEL IN OCTOBER. PLUS THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CONSUMER SENTIMENT REPORT
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO.. STOCKS IN TROUBLE AS THERE ARE NAGGING WORRIES ABOUT JAPAN'S ECONOMY.
------------------------


FORD WANTS TO MAKE SURE SOME OF ITS T-BIRD COUPES DON'T FLY OUT OF THE SHOWROOM AND RIGHT INTO THE HANDS OF BROKERS
THE CAR IS POPULAR WITH COLLECTORS.. SO MUCH SO THAT BROKERS ARE GRABBING THEM, DOUBLING THE PRICE AND OFFERING THEM ON EBAY, OR SETTING UP SALES THAT DON'T INCLUDE THE SOMETIMES SIX MONTH WAIT.
DEALERS ARE BEING ASKED TO HAVE NEW THUNDERBIRD BUYERS SIGN A PLEDGE THAT SAYS THEY ARE BUYING THE CAR FOR THEMSELVES.
--------------------------


HOLD THE PEPPERONI!!
THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO DROP DECADES-OLD RULES THAT DICTATE THE INGREDIENTS OF FROZEN PIZZAS, TOSSING OUT REGS ON HOW MUCH MEAT, SAUSAGE OR PEPPERONI MUST BE IN THE TOPPINGS.
FROZEN PIZZA MAKERS SAY THE RULES PREVENT THEM FROM LOWERING THE FAT CONTENT OR MAKING OTHER CHANGES.
IF THE RULES GO, EXPECT LOW MEAT PIZZAS AND NEW PESTO OR ALFREDO SAUCES TO BE ON SUPERMARKETS SHELVES NEXT YEAR.
FROZEN PIZZA IS A HUGE BUSINESS. IN THE PAST TEN YEARS, KRAFT FOR EXAMPLE HAS SEEN ANNUAL SALES RISE LIKE DOUGH... FROM $190 MILLION TO ONE BILLION DOLLARS.
------------------------


AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11Bluegrass-Thile]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC24:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Chris Thile (THEEL-ee) played to a national television audience on Wednesday night.
Last night, he was in Roanoke sharing his technique with other mandolin players.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/Country Music Association - CBS]


A member of the popular group Nickel Creek, (Thee-lee) Thile performed at the Country Music Association Awards Show, broadcast Wednesday night from Nashville.
(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT OF PERFORMANCE TAPE #1 20:38:03]
[IN Q=MUSIC]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=MUSIC]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Last night, he sat down with mandolin players who are taking part in the Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend at the Hotel Roanoke.
He says that one of his goals is to see that the mandolin, and folk culture are taken seriously.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 42:07]
[IN Q=It's not ever meant]

((IT'S NOT EVER MEANT TO BE A MUSIC WHERE EVERY ASPECT IS TURNED OVER AND EXAMINED AND PUT UNDER THE MICROSCOPE, BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE IT ANY LESS OF AN ART FORM. IT DOESN'T MAKE IT ANY LESS STUDIABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Thile/Bluegrass Musician;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=doesn't make it any less studiable.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Thile is back on the road after last night's visit to the Hotel Roanoke, but other leading bluegrass musicians taking part in the workshops will perform during a public concert tomorrow night at 7:30.
(------------)



[6-Nickens]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC50:36]
[GRAPHIC=Harry Nickens]


Roanoke County supervisor Harry Nickens is staying put, for now.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Week]


The Vinton board member was one of three finalists for a college president's job in Alabama.
But he didn't get it.
Nickens was re-elected on Tuesday, a few days after his job search became public.
(------------)



[5-Disabled-Worker]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-05 2:07:08]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Finding a job isn't always easy for a person with a disability. Overcoming discrimination is often the biggest challenge. Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton introduces us to two local men --who are finding much success in the workforce thanks to a company working to breakdown the barriers.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Over the past year --doors have really]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bradd Edmondson/Employee; :13]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Shipley/Home Shopping Network; :32]
[SUPER=01-Matt Corbett/Employee; 1:08]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=I'm JS for News 7 Mornin']

((
Over the past year --doors have really opened for Bradd Edmondson. He has his first paying job with the Home Shopping Network. But he says getting a job wasn't easy. He says discrimination is evident everywhere he goes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT42:35]
[IN Q=People are always going to have]

((PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS ARE GOING TO HAVE THEIR PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS -- BUT TO KNOW I WAS ABLE TO GET MY FOOT IN THE DOOR AND PROVE MYSELF AND SHOW PEOPLE I COULD DO THE JOB THAT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD. AND IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I'M BLAZING THE TRIAL FOR OTHER PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=with disabilities]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT4:50]
[IN Q=It makes us feel good that we can]

((STEPHEN /HOME SHOPPING NETWORK:IT MAKES US FEEL GOOD THAT WE CAN HELP IN THIS AREA.. AND THAT WE CAN PROVIDE OUR CUSTOMERS WITH SAME LEVEL OF SERVICE AS ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVE WITH SOMEONE WHOSE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED AS WELL)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=whose physically challenged]


Home Shopping Network did have to make a few accommodations for Edmondson like adjusting his desk. He also has a special mouse and keyboard to make typing easier.
(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning thank you for calling]

((GOOD MORNING THANK YOU FOR CALLING HSN CUSTOMER SERVICE THIS IS MATT)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=this is Matt]


For Matt Corbett his disability isn't as visible. He is legally blind. He has special software installed on his computer to make the type bigger. And Corbett uses special magnifying devices to read papers or view images.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT8:21]
[IN Q=They went out of there way a lot of times]

((THEY WENT OUT OF THERE WAY A LOT OF TIMES TO GET TO WHERE I CAN FUNCTION JUST AS WELL AS ANYONE ELSE SO I LIKE IT I ENJOY IT )) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=I enjoy it]
(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT30:09]
[IN Q=May I please have your customer]

((MAY I PLEASE HAVE YOUR CUSTOMER NUMBER TO BETTER ASSIST YOU)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=to better assist you]


Home Shopping Network says it hopes to hire more people with disabilities. For Edmondson its meant for the first time in his life -- he doesn't have to depend on a check from the government.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT44:54]
[IN Q=I have good income coming in]

((I HAVE GOOD INCOME COMING IN I CAN PROVIDE FOR MYSELF -- I CAN DO THINGS FOR MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT I DIDN'T HAVE THE FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO BEFORE AND FOR ME THAT'S A GOOD THING)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=that's a good thing]))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


In the past few months the Home Shopping Network in Roanoke has added automatic doors --more handicap parking --and is in the process of expanding its bathrooms.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[2-Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


What began as a two- acre fire on the Blue Ridge Parkway has escalated into a large brush fire in the Pogues Mill area of Roanoke County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The flames can be seen for miles away in Southwest Roanoke County.
Fire officials say the blaze began on the parkway, then quickly spread to a wider area.
Nearly a dozen residents have been evacuated so far.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:08:57]
[IN Q=I was requested]
[SUPER=01-Robert Turner/Evacuated Resident;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=work on it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Authorities say the dry, windy conditions are making their battle against the flames even tougher. Fire officials say 40 people are on working the blaze, and the Department of Forestry is assisting.
A command post has been set up at the Back Creek Fire Station.

(------------)



[11Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC07:03]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A fire in Roanoke leaves a family without a home.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Firefighters were called to the blaze on Clinton Avenue around six thirty last night. When they arrived, the back side of the home was engulfed in flames. The couple who live in the house escaped with their pets. The amount of damage has not yet been determined.
(------------)



[11D'Ville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Investigators say a child playing with matches started a fire in Danville last night.
Two people inside the home on Leemont Court were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

[2-War-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


President Bush is back in Washington today after a prime-time speech in which he urged Americans to defy acts of terror.
Last night in Atlanta, the President told an audience that investigators still don't know who's behind the anthrax attacks.
And he cautioned that the war abroad is only just beginning.
Cindy Pena reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Pena/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Cindy Pena for CBS News.]

((


(SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH) - 8:32

"My fellow Americans, let's roll."
IN A TELEVISED ADDRESS, PRESIDENT BUSH ASSURED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ... THAT THE UNITED STATES WILL PREVAIL AGAINST TERRORISTS BOTH OVERSEAS -- AND HERE AT HOME.
HE ALSO PREPARED THE COUNTRY FOR POSSIBLE TERRORISM ALERTS.

(SOT: BUSH) - 8:16:08

"A terrorism alert is not a signal to stop your life. It is a call to be vigilant. To know that your government is on high alert and to add your eyes and ears our efforts to find and stop those who want to do us harm."
PRESIDENT BUSH OUTLINED WAYS THE GOVERNMENT IS COMBATING THE ANTHRAX SCARE -- INCLUDING STOCKING UP ON MEDICINES -- AND BUYING EQUIPMENT TO SANITIZE THE MAIL.
THE PRESIDENT CALLED FOR SAFER AIR TRAVEL -- BY MAKING COCKPITS MORE SECURE -- AND BAGGAGE SCREENING MORE THOROUGH.
HE ALSO HAD THIS ADVICE FOR AMERICANS.

(SOT: BUSH) - 20:25:20

"All of us can become a September the 11th volunteer by making a commitment to service in our communities."
IN AFGHANISTAN, WAVES OF JETS POUNDED TALIBAN FRONTLINES ... IN SOME OF THE HEAVIEST BOMBING YET.
CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED THE PENTAGON IS ABOUT TO STEP UP THE MONTH-LONG CAMPAIGN. PART OF THAT PLAN INCLUDES USING THE NORTHERN CITY OF MASR-E-SHARIF AS A FORWARD OPERATING BASE.

(STANDUP)


TODAY, A TOP GENERAL MEETS WITH PRESIDENT BUSH TO DISCUSS WHAT IS NEEDED TO HELP WIN THE WAR. MEANWHILE, THE PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO GIVE NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS A BIGGER ROLE AT AMERICA'S AIRPORTS.
IN WASHINGTON, I'M CINDY PENA, REPORTING FOR CBS NEWS.

))[11Brethren-Women]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-54]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


A Roanoke County church is helping New York families hurt at ground zero.
Four area women helped many recover from the devastation of September 11th by caring for their children.
Its all part of a program called Disaster Child Care.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The four from the Oak Grove Church of Brethren returned last Saturday from a two week trip to New York City.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :08]


Last night, they shared their experiences with the congregation.
While in New York, they worked at the Family Assistance Center providing a safe secure place for children.
The child care is designed to allow children to express their feelings through play activities.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:20:47; 6:17:06]
[IN Q=We had a painting area]

((CAROLYN BROYLES: WE HAD A PAINTING AREA THAT SOMETIMES THE CHILDREN COULD NOT TALK ABOUT IT BUT THEY COULD DRAW AND EXPRESS THEIR FRUSTRATIONS OF WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO HIM.)) ((KARIN MUSSELMAN: ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WERE COMING THROUGH TO GET SERVICES WHETHER IT WOULD BE FINANCIAL OR EVEN APPLYING FOR DEATH CERTIFICATES OR LEGAL ADVICE AND ANY SERVICES THAT WERE PROVIDED. THOSE FAMILES COULD BRING THOSE CHILDREN TO US AND WE TOOK INFANTS UP TO AGE 18.))
[SUPER=07-Carolyn Broyles; :00]
[SUPER=07-Karin Musselman; :10]
[RUNS=23]
[OUT Q=infants up to age 18]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Since the September 11th attacks, the Family Assistance center has helped more than 800 children in New York City.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Disaster Child Care is a national program that the Church of the Brethren started more than twenty years ago.
The church in Roanoke County has several women trained to go at a moment's notice to any disaster where assistance is needed.

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, The stock market ended mixed after having soared for most of the day. Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=Marketwatch-dot com New York]


((A STRONG START BUT A DISAPPOINTING FINISH FOR THE MARKETS..

ESS=CLOSING DOW



---THE DOW HAD BEEN UP CLOSE TO 150 POINTS EARLIER thursday....BUT

PROFIT TAKERS HELPED ERASE MOST OF THE GAIN...THE DOW FINISHES WITH A 33
POINT BULGE---



ESS=closing nasdaq


THE NASDAQ JUMPING MORE THAN 40 EARLY ON--...butSELLERS DRAGGED THE
INDEX ABOUT DOWN TEN POINTS---



ONCAM=ED


WHAT SPURRED THE BUYERS ON EARLY IN THE DAY...
WORD THAT BRITIAN'S CENTRAL BANK---AND THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK HAD

FOLLOWED THE FED'S LEAD IN CUTTING INTEREST RATES HALF A POINT...THE SENTIMENT ON WALL STREET IS THAT THESE RATE CUTS....AND PERHAPS ONE MORE BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR...COULD BE ENOUGH TO BRING BACK THE ECONOMY BY EARLY NEXT YEAR...
INVESTORS GOT SOME SURPRISINGLY GOOD NEWS ON THE LABOR FRONT--FIRST TIME
CLAIMS FOR STATE JOBLESS BENEFITS----EXPECTED TO RISE--ACTUALLY FELL BY

46 THOUSAND..
AND THERE WAS SOME UPBEAT NEWS FOR A FEW RETAILERS

ESS=brisk sales: wmt/csto/tgt


..NOTABLY THE DISC0UNTERS AND THE WHOLESALE CLUBS....WAL MART SAW IT'S SALES JUMP ABOUT 7 PERCENT IN OCTOBER...COSTCO JUMPED 6 PERCENT TARGET ALSO SAW HIGHER SALES AS CONSUMERS WENT LOOKING FOR BARGAINS...

ESS=EARNINGS WOES: DIS/BKS

DISAPPOINTING BUT NOT SURPRISING....DISNEY REPORTED IT FAILED TO MEET WAL STREET EXPECTATIONS FOR THE MOST RECENT QUARTER..DRAGGED DOWN BY SOFT ADVERTISING FOR IT'S BROADCASTING PROPERTIES AND TRAVEL JITTERS THAT HAVE AFFECTED IT'S THEME PARKS...A LOT OF INVESTORS BOOKED OUT OF BARNES AND NOBLE...THE STOCK WAS HIT HARD AFTER ANNOUNCING IT WOULD FAIL TO MEET IT'S YEAR END PROFIT TARGET.

IT'S OFFICIAL NOW......THE 50 STATES...DC ----THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND

PUERTO RICOWILL SHARE IN A 41 POINT 5 MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT WITH BRIDGESTONE FIRESTONE IN CONNECTION WITH THOSE FAULTY TIRES THAT EQUIPPED FORD S-U-V'S
FOR MORE HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE CBS DOT MARKETWATCH.COM

I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH DOT COM---N.Y.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[11Franklin-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC1:40:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


State and county officials are puzzled by the record number of deadly car accidents in Franklin County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


A fatal wreck on Route 220 yesterday morning was the county's 21st this year.
State police say 75-year-old (POE-sie) Posie Holland was killed after his wife pulled out in front of another car.

Holland was not wearing a seat belt. His wife and another driver were seriously injured.
Franklin County is a large county with a small population ... yet it ranks SEVENTH in the state for traffic fatalities, behind urban areas like Richmond and Fairfax County.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:06:19 - :26]
[IN Q=We're going to be]

((BOB STRICKLER/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING FURTHER INTO THIS TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND PUT A STOP TO THE CARNAGE ON OUR HIGHWAYS HERE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Strickler/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Department;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=here in Franklin County.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


State police say that almost ALL fatalities this year involved either alcohol or lack of seat belts.
They say alcohol was a factor in the crash last Friday which killed Moneta mother and business owner Ellen Schenker.
William Robert Fitzgerald had been out of jail on a drunk driving conviction for SEVEN hours, when he struck her head on.
State police found beer in his car and said they smelled it on his breath.
(------------)



[11CVS-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=501-02 TC1:11:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A man supposedly looking for pain killers tried to rob a Grandin Road pharmacy.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Police say David Cheatham of Roanoke entered the CVS pharmacy yesterday with a crowbar and shirt over his face and said "I want Lortabs."
He apparently attempted to hit a CVS employee, but was stopped by a pharmacist and a customer who used package sealing tape to restrain him.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


Employees say Cheatham was a regular customer who always seemed quiet and subdued.
He was charged with attempted robbery and assault.

[11Keith-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC38:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One of our colleagues here at News 7 had quite a suprise on his way out of the Kroger Deli yesterday.
A woman's hair caught fire outside the store at Tower's Shopping Center as she tried to light a cigarette.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Kroger Surveillance Video]


And it was Keith Humprhy to the rescue That's Keith in this Kroger surveillance. Keith heard Alice Moore screaming, ran to her and smothered the flames with his sportcoat.
Witnesses report flames shooting from Moore's head, and had Keith acted a few seconds later, her face may have been severely burned.
Moore suffered second degree burns, but is home resting comfortably.
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In medical news, doctors may overprescribe anti-biotics because patients demand them. Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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(( WHO'S TO BLAME FOR UNNECESSARY PRESCRIPTIONS OF ANTIBIOTICS? WELL IT MAY BE YOU AND ME. A NEW STUDY IN THE JOURNAL OF FAMILY PRACTICE SAYS WE MAY BE OVERPRESCRIBING ANTIBIOTICS BECAUSE YOU DEMAND THEM. THE STUDY FINDS ANTIBIOTICS ARE ONLY NECESSARY ABOUT 20% OF THE TIME WHEN PEOPLE SEE THE DOCTOR FOR A COUGH OR COLD- BUT YET 70% OF THE TIME PEOPLE GET A PRESCRIPTION. IT ALL MEANS YOU SHOULDN'T ASK FOR A PRESCRIPTION- AND IF YOU DO - WE SHOULD HOLD OUR GROUND AND SAY NO IF NO IS THE RIGHT ANSWER.
THE ADVICE ON EATING EGGS IS USUALLY PRETTY SCRAMBLED- YOU HEAR STAY AWAY FROM THE BECAUSE THEY HAVE TOO MUCH CHOLESTEROL- THEN YOU HEAR EGGS MAY NOT BE SO BAD. WELL HERES THE LATEST- IT COMES FROM KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY WHERE RESEARCHERS HAVE IDENTIFIED A CHEMICAL IN EGGS THAT STOP THE CHOLESTEROL IN EGGS FROM ENTERING YOUR BLOODSTREAM.
FINALLY TODAY- AN EXPERT FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL SAYS THAT SMALLPOX SHOT MANY OF US GOT AS CHILDREN- MAY LAST LONGER THAN WE'VE BEEN HEARING- ACTUALLY PROVIDING AT LEAST PARTIAL PROTECTION FOR DECADES AFTER BEING VACCINATED..
THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Fire crews are on the scene of a brush fire in Southwest Roanoke County along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
High winds are fanning the flames, which can be seen for miles.
Nearly a dozen residents in the Pogues Mill area have been evacuated.
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And as the war continues, a local army recruitment office says re- enlistment numbers are up.
In Christiansburg, recruiters are seeing a jump in the number of people who want to serve their country for a SECOND time.
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And that's what's making news on this Friday, November 9th .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



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The Democratic economic stimulus package has won a narrow victory in the Senate Finance Committee, but faces an uncertain future in the FULL Senate.
The 67- billion-dollar package includes rebate checks for low income Americans, business tax breaks and aid for laid-off workers.
But it conflicts with the president's plan, as well as the 100- billion-dollar House package that relies heavily on tax cuts for businesses and wealthier Americans.
The bill is expected to come to the Senate floor next week.


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A local army recruitment office says re-enlistment numbers are up.
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In Christiansburg, recruiters are seeing a jump in the number of prior servicemen who want to serve their country for a second time. Sergeant John Drawbond says re-enlistees are coming to them. According to Drawbond, in a month's time, five-more than usual signed up.
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((JOHN DRAWBOND/RECRUITMENT STATION COMMANDER; A LOT OF THEM WOULD JUST LIKE TO COME BACK THEY MISS THE ARMY LIFE BUT CURRENTLY DUE TO RECENT EVENTS IT SEEMS TO REALLY ENHANCE THAT INTEREST PRIOR SERVICE WANTING TO COME BACK AND TAKE PART IN WHAT'S GOING ON.))
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The increase is significant because on average the office ships out just 10 people a month. But the sergeant says the number of younger people signing up is not higher than normal.
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Blacksburg Transit needs your helping stuffing a bus.
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Officials want to fill this one with unwrapped new toys, clothing and food donations. The vehicle is parked on the Virginia Tech drillfield today from 9 to 8-pm. Everything inside is going to the Christmas Store. The store provides items for the needy in Montgomery County during the holidays.
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((DONETTA SNIDER/BLACKSBURG TRANSIT CUSTOMER ADVOCATE; IT'S A WAY OF LOCAL PEOPLE TO GIVE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITY I KNOW WITH THE SEPTEMBER 11TH INCIDENT PEOPLE KIND OF FEEL DRAINED RIGHT NOW BUT THIS A WAY TO GET TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.))
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Snider says they also may park the bus in downtown Blacksburg to help fill it up. This is the first year for stuff-a-bus.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A brush fire is burning this morning along the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Pogues Mill Area.
The flames can be seen for miles away in Southwest Roanoke County.
Fire officials say the blaze began on the parkway, then quickly spread to a wider area. Authorities say the dry, windy conditions are making their battle against the flames even tougher.
Nearly a dozen residents have been evacuated so far.
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A fire in Roanoke leaves a family without a home. Firefighters were called to the blaze on Clinton Avenue around six thirty last night. When they arrived, the back side of the home was engulfed in flames. The couple who live in the house escaped with their pets.
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Blacksburg Transit needs your helping stuffing a bus. Officials want to fill this one with unwrapped new toys, clothing and food donations. The vehicle is parked on the Virginia Tech drillfield today from 9 to 8-pm. Everything inside is going to the Christmas Store.

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Now here's Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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