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Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The Afghan opposition claims it's taken control of another city.
A spokesman for the northern alliance says soldiers report seizing control of (hay-RAHT) Herat from the Taliban.
But the claim has NOT been verified.
(hay-RAHT) Herat is the largest city in western Afghanistan.
U-S aircraft are also dropping more bombs on Taliban positions north of Kabul today.
Meanwhile, yesterday was one of remembrance for America's veterans.
President Bush spent part of the day paying another visit to Ground Zero, exactly two months after the terrorist attacks.
Jennifer Jones joins us now from Washington with the latest.
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AFGHAN REBEL FORCES ARE ON THE MOVE AGAIN. THIS TIME -- THEY HAVE SET
THEIR SIGHTS ON TWO PROVINCES IN THE NORTH. VICTORIES THERE WOULD ENSURE
THE OPPOSITION'S NEWFOUND DOMINANCE IN NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN.
ANTI-TALIBAN FIGHTERS ARE ALSO LOOKING TO SEIZE THE WESTERN CITY OF
HERAT -- AND AN EVEN BIGGER PRIZE -- THE CAPITAL OF KABUL.
BUT THE U.S. IS URGING THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE TO STAY AWAY FROM KABUL ...
UNTIL A NEW, BROAD-BASED GOVERNMENT IS FORMED.
MEANWHILE, PRESIDENT BUSH IS BACK AT THE WHITE HOUSE -- AFTER TAKING
PART IN A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE,
THE PRESIDENT PAID HIS SECOND VISIT TO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE
SUNDAY -- TO MARK THE TWO-MONTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEPTEMBER 11TH
ONE-BY-ONE, THE NAMES OF THE COUNTRIES THAT LOST CITIZENS WERE READ. AND
MR. BUSH SIGNED A WALL ... STATING GOOD WILL TRIUMPH OVER EVIL
BACK IN WASHINGTON, VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY, PLACED A WREATH ON THE
TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS ... AND PROMISED TO WIN THE WAR ON TERRORISM.
THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS ALSO TURNING TO HOLLYWOOD FOR HELP. A WHITE
HOUSE SENIOR ADVISER MET WITH TOP EXECUTIVES -- ENCOURAGING THEM TO
PRODUCE PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS THAT WILL HELP CONVEY THE
The Grandin theater closed to rave reviews last night.
Competition from mega movie plexes and hard economic times are forcing the theater to shut its doors.
But as Justin McLeod explains, a sequel is already in the works.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of film projector]
[SUPER=07-Barbara Pugh; :11 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=07-Lance Hedrick; :15]
[SUPER=01-Joan Baker Washburn/Grandin Theater Foundation; 1:14]
[OUT Q=JM News 7, Roanoke]
((((NAT SOUND OF FILM PROJECTOR))
The projector rolls the film...
((NAT SOUND OF POPCORN MACHINE; TAPE 1: 43:08))
The machine pops the popcorn.
((NAT SOUND OF CROWD))
And the crowds show up one last time.
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[IN Q=We go at least once]
((BARBARA PUGH: WE GO AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE WEEK FOR ABOUT 18 YEARS.))
((LANCE HEDRICK: ITS A REALLY COOL THEATER AND I THINK EVERYBODY WHO HAS EVER SEEN A MOVIE HERE REALLY ENJOYS IT.))
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((SHOT OF SOMEONE BUYING TICKETS; TAPE 1: 45:47))
After all, the Grandin was a place where you could still see a movie for less than six bucks and a bag of popcorn cost you just two dollars.
It was also a place where everything could go wrong and often did.
[IN Q=Film breaking, old bathrooms]
((ROBBIE WOOD: FILM BREAKING, OLD BATHROOMS, JUST EVERYTHING.))
[OUT Q=just everything]
Now everything is changing as the Grandin fades to black.
More than six hundred people showed up Sunday night to see the last film which appropriately was the "Last Picture Show."
Many here hope the Grandin Theater Foundation will put this classic movie house back in business.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD: IT WILL TAKE MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS TO UPGRADE AND RE-OPEN THE THEATER. THE FOUNDATION HOPES TO RAISE ABOUT 750-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THEIR OWN MONEY WITH ANOTHER 500-THOUSAND COMING FROM THE CITY. THEY HAVE UNTIL THE END OF MAY TO RAISE THE NECESSARY FUNDS.))
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In the meantime, the foundation will take its fight to city hall.
Hundreds have already signed this petition asking the city of Roanoke to pitch in.
[IN Q=There are people here]
((JOAN BAKER WASHBURN/GRANDIN THEATRE FOUNDATION: THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT SAW THEIR FIRST MOVIE HERE WHEN THEY WERE FIVE YEARS OLD SO THOSE PEOPLE ARE RALLYING TO OUR SUPPORT AND WE WANT FOR CITY COUNCIL TO KNOW HOW MUCH SUPPORT THERE IS.))
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Its an all effort to make sure the Grandin sees a happy ending.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))[11Brush-Fire]
Fire officials say there is good news on the forest fire that has scorched hundreds of acres in the area.
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Officials say state and federal crews will remain at the Bent Mountain fire possibly for several more days.
But Roanoke County relieved all of its crews at 5:30 last night.
Another bit of good news...
Officials say less acreage has burned than they originally thought.
Yesterday-- estimates were that more than 250 acres had burned since early Friday morning.
Officials now say just 210- acres have been charred.
Beginning today, 100 National Guard personnel will help fire crews with mop-up operations.
The soldiers were trained in Roanoke yesterday, and will deploy to Guard armories in Gate City, Richlands, Roanoke and
Woodstock until needed.[1st-Business]
In other business news, Stock markets will be open for trading today.
And Wal-Mart will open some stores in Japan.
Here's Trish McShane with a look at the morning's top business stories..
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[OUT Q=in Washington.]
(( GOOD MORNING THIS MONDAY THE 12TH OF NOVEMBER.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING.
HOME FURNISHINGS AND CRAFTS RETAILERS ARE REPORTING STRONG SALES
IN OCTOBER... AS SHAKEN CONSUMERS STAY CLOSER TO HOME.
ANALYSTS SAY, INSTEAD OF PLANNING TRIPS, MORE PEOPLE ARE STAYING
PUT AND SPENDING MONEY ON FIXING UP THEIR HOMES.
WAL MART IS GOING JAPANESE......
BUYING ABOUT 30 METRO TOKYO STORES TO ADD TO THEIR OVERSEAS UNIT.
JAPANESE SUPERMARKET CHAIN MYCAL CORP. IS GOING UNDER.. WAL MART
WILL SALVAGE SOME OF THE STORES SPLITTING THE PROPERTIES UP WITH
JAPANESE RETAILER ITO-YOKADO
ON THE ECONOMIC CALENDAR THIS WEEK.. AFTER THE FED'S 1-2 POINT
CUT IN INTEREST RATES.. HERE'S WHAT'S ON TAP.
QUIET TIL WEDNESDAY WHEN THE GOVERNMENT REPORTS ON OCTOBER RETAIL
SALES THE CLOSELY WATCHED .... THE CPI.. COMES OUT ON FRIDAY.
THE GOVERNMENT REFORM BOARD IS LOOKING AT AMTRAK. .
THE BOARD HAS CONCLUDED THE TRAIN SYSTEM WILL NOT MEET TARGETS
TO GET OFF ALL FEDERAL SUBSIDY BY THE END OF 2002.. SO NOW, THE BOARD
MUST DRAW UP A RESTRUCTURING PLAN FOR CONGRESS.
AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP
I'M TRISH MCSHANE IN WASHINGTON.))
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An accident in Blacksburg last night sends two people to the hospital.
Police say 57-year-old Howard Fuller of Martinsville was traveling in a semi-trailor on Route 460, when 22-year-old Stewart Brown of Christiansburg pulled out in front of him.
Brown and his passenger, 20-year old Krystal Shores were taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Charges are pending.
From Wise County to near Charlottesville, residents of 31 southwest and southside Virginia localities will soon be choosing who provides their power.
The State Corporation Commission has kicked off a multi- year, multi- media ad campaign.
In January, energy consumers in southwest, southside, northern Virginia, and the Eastern Shore will be making that choice.
It's phase one of a two year deregulation process for the electricity industry in the Commonwealth.
Roanoke was host to a spirited musical demonstration this weekend.
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF BLUEGRASS MUSIC]
More than a- hundred people participated in the third annual Roanoke Bluegrass weekend.
The event at the Hotel Roanoke attracted bluegrass musicians from all over the world, including England.
It was an opportunity for musicians to learn and fine tune their skills by learning from some of the best bluegrass performers in the country.
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The opposition reports making progress in Afghanistan.
A spokesman says soldiers have seized the key western city of (hay-RAHT) Herat.
He says the troops are poised to seize two provinces where the Taliban still has some control.
And residents in dozens of southwest and southside Virginia localities will soon have a choice of who will provide their electricity.
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Stay tuned-- News 7 Mornin is coming up.
With the attacks two months ago still fresh in many minds... Veteran's Day took on a whole new meaning this year.
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF BAGPIPES]
Several hundred people attended a ceremony at the Virginia Veterans Care Center in Salem.
The featured speaker was Lieutenant Governor John Hager.
In his remarks, Hager thanked veterans of past wars and asked Americans to remember the men and women who have embarked on a new mission.
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((LT. JOHN HAGER: WE HAVE A LOT TO HONOR AND WE HAVE A LOT TO BE EXCITED BECAUES THOSE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN IN THE MILITARY WHO SERVED TODAY WHO ARE OVER IN THE MIDDLE EAST ARE THE REASON WE'RE ABLE TO BE HERE TODAY AND TO BE OUTSIDE AND FREE.))
[OUT Q=outside and free]
After the ceremony, the center dedicated a new wandergarden for Alzheimer's patients.
The garden will provide a safe, non-institutional setting for patients who want to socialize or exercise.
Thousands of kids got their kicks in Salem this weekend...
More than four thousand players turned out for the 11th annual First Virginia Fall Soccer Classic.
215- teams from all over Virginia and several surrounding states competed in the two day tournament.
The event, sponsored by the Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Club crowned 10 girl champions and 16 boy champions.
The local economy also came out a winner.
The tournament typically brings in more than two million dollars to the area.
In business news, Today is the observed Veterans Day holiday and government bond markets are closed, but stock markets will be open for trading.
Ed Crane takes a look at the week in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[OUT Q=Marketwatch dot com New York]
WALL STREET ENDED THE WEEK WITH A MILDLY POSITIVE DAY..
THE DOW FINISHED AHEAD ALMOST 21 POINTS..ON THE DAY, GAINING 3 point one
percent FOR THE WEEK
THE NASDAQ CLOSED FRACTIONALLY HIGHER FRIDAY BUT GAINED 4 POINT 7
PERCENTFOR THE WEEK
INVESTORS WILL BE WATCHING THIS WEEK TO SEE IF THERES ANY MEASUREABLE
INFLATION AT THE CONSUMER LEVEL..LAST WEEK THE LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORTED
WHOLESALE PRICES TOOK A RECORD DROP OF ONE POINT 6 PERCENT IN OCTOBER...
LOOK FOR MORE EARNINGS REPORTS THIS WEEK:
AMONG THE KEY REPORTS, SYCAMORE NETWORKS DELIVERS IT'S NUMBERS ON
TUESDAY, APPLIED MATERIALS WEIGHS IN ON WEDNESDAY AND STARBUCKS HOPES TO
PERK UP INVESTORS WITH IT'S QUARTERLY TALLY ON THURSDAY.
DESPITE A BIG DOWNGRADE IN ENRON'S DEBT RATING, SMALLER COMPETITOR
DYNEGY WAS MOVING AHEAD WITH A 7 BILLION DOLLAR TAKEOVER...ONE PROVISION
OF THE DEAL...IMMEDIATE CASH FROM DYNEGY PART OWNER CHEVRON TEXACO.
THERES A BIT OF A FAMILY FEUD BREWING AT HEWLETT PACKARD..WALTER HEWITT
THE SON OF THE LATE CO FOUNDER BILL HEWETT IS FIRMLY OPPOSSED TO THE HP
BOARD PLANS TO TAKEOVER COMPACQ COMPUTER....HE'S HIRED A CONSULTING FIRM
A POSSIBLE P-R BATTLE....AND SOME SAY THIS COULD END AS A PROXY
FIGHT....WALTER HEWLETT CONTROLS CLOSE TO HALF A MILLION H-P SHARES...
FOOD MAKER H-J HEINZ FINDS ITSELF IN A PICKLE...THE COMPANY SAYS IT WILL
FAIL TO MEET IT'S CURRENT EARNINGS TARGET DUE TO SALES SLOWDOWN CAUSED
BY DWINDLING RESTAURANT TRAFFIC.
FOR MORE BUSINESS NEWS, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE CBS DOT MARKETWATCH.COM
I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH.COM, NEW YORK.))
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In this week's Feedback, viewers voiced their opinions on the presidential speech and Jerry Falwell's latest legal battle.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean.
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((The White House didn't ask for live coverage of the president's address in Atlanta last Thursday night, so only one broadcast network did.
That drew sharp comments from many viewers, including a woman in Roanoke: (Martha Spencer).
"We are at war--both in Afghanistan and here in America. Nothing can be more important than to show our support for the people fighting for our protection and freedoms. While I will continue to watch Channel 7 for local news, I will turn to (other outlets) for national events."
A viewer from Lynch Station (Richard Protz) took a more facetious tone.
"Thank you for not interrupting regular programming to broadcast the President's address to the nation. "Reality TV Survivor" is far more important than anything the President of the United States might have to say to the people. I know those with cable can watch it, but many people do not have cable."
The lawsuit Lynchburg evangelist Jerry Falwell has filed over limits on tax-exempt property brought this from a Roanoke viewer (Herb Detweiler):
"Since Mr. Falwell wants to get rid of archaic laws that stand in the way of his religious empire, I'm sure he wouldn't object to getting rid of the archaic laws which attempt to dictate what consenting adults, even married ones, may do for pleasure in the privacy of their own homes."
Let us know your thoughts on issues in the news, by mail, fax or e-mail.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
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In medical news, Does your child need the flu shot?
Doctor Dave Hnida answers that question in this morning's Health check.
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(( THERE'S NO QUESTION PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 65 - OR THOSE WITH CHRONIC
HEALTH PROBLEMS SHOULD GET A FLU SHOT.
BUT WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN? DO THEY NEED FLU SHOTS? THE ANSWER: IF YOU
HAVE A CHILD WITH A CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEM- THAT CHILD SHOULD BE AT THE
FRONT OF THE LINE TO GET A FLU SHOT - AND THAT MEANS AT THE FRONT OF THE
SO WHAT KINDS OF CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? THINGS
LIKE ASTHMA, DIABETES, KIDNEY DISEASE, CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE - JUST A
FEW OF THE SITUATIONS WHETHER A FLU SHOT IS PROBABLY A MUST.
IT'S ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT KIDS WHO LIVE WITH ADULTS WHO ARE AT RISK
OF PROBLEMS IF THEY'D CATCH THE FLU SHOULD GET A VACCINE AS WELL.
BUT WHAT ABOUT OTHER CHILDREN? KIDS WHO ARE HEALTHY- AND LIVE IN
HEALTHY HOUSEHOLDS-- DO THEY NEED A FLU SHOT? THE ANSWER IS: NOT RIGHT
NOW. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THERES ENOUGH VACCINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE AND
YOUNGER PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS.
AS ALWAYS- YOUR BEST BET- TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR.. AND GET SOME ADVICE
IF YOURE NOT SURE.
AND IF YOU DO DECIDE TO GO AHEAD AND GET YOUR CHILD IMMUNIZED- KEEP
THIS IN MIND.. IF THEYVE NEVER GOTTEN A FLU SHOT- THEY'LL NEED TO HAVE
THE DOSE SPLIT- AND GET TWO SHOTS ABOUT A MONTH APART TO GET FULL
I'M DR. D-H FOR CBS NEWS.))
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(Kim and Leo Hello)
Leo ----WEATHER PRO
For the second weekend in a row, ''Monsters, Inc.'' is the number-one film at the box office.
And, it's set a record for an animated film -- moving past the 100 million dollar mark in ticket sales faster than any other of its kind.
According to studio estimates, "Monsters, Inc." brought in 46-point-two million dollars over the
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''Shallow Hal" opened in second place. "The One" takes the number 3 spot. "Domestic Disturbance is number 4. And "Heist opened at number 5.
Overall this year, box office receipts are on track to break eight billion dollars for the first time.
The release of ''Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'' is expected to help reach that goal.
The much- anticipated film opens this Friday.
Jennifer Weigel spoke with the cast and has this report.
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[SUPER=04-"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"; :00]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Radcliffe/"Harry Potter"; :21]
[SUPER=01-Emma Watson/"Hermione Granger"; :38]
[SUPER=01-Richard Harris/"Professor Dumbledore"; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Weigel/Reporting; 1:15 QUICK]
[OUT Q=I'm Jennifer Weigel.]