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Next on News 7 at 5, reports that four missing journalists may have been killed in Afghanistan. We'll have the latest in a live report.
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and one person is dead following a church van accident on Interstate 77. [Weather-Head]
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A fast moving front means a few scattered showers, but no real relief from the excessively dry weather, all your details ahead.

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Officials with a local factory say a weekend fire could have been much worse,
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and we'll tell you why more people than ever before are in need of home health care.
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Four Western journalists are missing in Afghanistan and are believed dead...
While here at home the Secretary of State says a 25 million dollar reward is out on Osama bin Laden's head....
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((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT UNDER PRESIDENT BUSH'S LEADERSHIP WE WILL NOT REST UNTIL THE JOB HAS BEEN DONE AND CIVILIZATION IS SAFE AGAIN.))
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The United States is doing all it can to find Osam bin Laden.
It's dropping leaflets announcing a 25-million dollar reward... in hopes that Afghans will help flush him out.
Meanwhile four journliasts were apparently caught in an ambush near Jalalabad.
Jim Acosta is following the story and joins us from Washington with more.
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((EVEN THOUGH HUNDREDS OF SPECIAL FORCES ARE ON THE GROUND -- THE PENTAGON IS NOW COUNTING ON ANTI-TALIBAN AFGHANS TO FLUSH OUT OSAMA BIN LADEN SO U-S FORCES DONT HAVE TO CHASE HIM INTO MOUNTAINS AND CAVES. THE U-S IS PINNING SOME HOPES ON NEW AIR DROPS OVER AFGHANISTAN THAT PUBLICIZE THE 25 MILLION DOLLAR REWARD ON BIN LADENS HEAD. Donald Rumsfeld/Defense Secretary We have leaflets that are dropping like snowflakes in December in Chicago. DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD SAYS THE U-S IS NOT INCLINED TO NEGOTIATE ANY SURRENDERS FOR BIN LADEN OR MULLAH MOHAMMED OMAR. THE TALIBAN LEADER IS SAID TO WANT TO MAKE A DEAL AS THE SOUTHERN STRONGHOLD OF KANDAHAR IS BUCKLING TO INCREASED U-S BOMBING.
Colin Powell/Secretary of State: "This war is not over and our troops will carry on the fight until al Qaeda is destroyed." MEANWHILE FOUR WESTERN JOURNALISTS, TWO WORKING FOR REUTERS AND TWO FOR EUROPEAN NEWSPAPERS APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN KILLED - REPORTEDLY AT THE HANDS OF TALIBAN FIGHTERS. ITALYS DEFENSE MINISTER SAYS IT HAPPENED DURING AN AMBUSH - NEAR THE CITY OF JALALABAD. BACK IN WASHINGTON - NEW AIRPORT SECURITY MEASURES ARE NOW LAW AFTER PRESIDENT BUSH AGREED TO LEGISLATION THAT MAKES BAGGAGE SCREENERS FEDERAL EMPLOYEES. BUSH: Security comes first. We will set high standards and we will enforce them. . 50 AMBASSADORS FROM MUSLIM NATIONS....WHITE HOUSE...FIRST EVER RAMADAN DINNER. JIM ACOSTA CBS NEWS, NOW BACK TO YOU.))



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The driver of a church van was killed.. State police say she fell asleep at the wheel on Interstate 77 today. Officials say 49-year-old Dreama Faye Shepherd lost control, hit the median and flipped the vehicle near Wytheville. A total of 11-people...seven children and four adults were in the van. Three were airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for their injuries.

State Police say the Tazewell County church group was returning from a trip to New York. [5-Pulaski-Furniture]


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Pulaski Furniture officials say Sunday's fire at the downtown Pulaski plant could have been a lot worse.
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President John Wampler says quick response time and facility layout helped keep damage to a minimum.
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The blaze started around 5:30 Sunday morning when investigators believe a spark caught fire in the plant's dust bin system. Insurance adjusters are on the scene today surveying the damage. The location has halted production for the week because the boiler needs repairs.
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((JOHN WAMPLER/PULASKI FURNITURE PRES. AND CEO; IF WORKING WITH OUR INSURANCE COMPANY WORKING WITH OUR ENGINEERS OUR FIRE DEPARTMENTS HEY IF WE CAN FIGURE OUT A WAY TO MINIMIZE ANY CHANCE OF THIS HAPPENING AGAIN WELL MAKE CHANGES AT THIS POINT WE DON'T KNOW OF ANY.))
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Employees affected by the shut down may qualify for unemployment. Wampler expects the facility to open on Monday and says the fire will not have long term affects on the company.
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Governor- Elect Mark Warner's "Put Virginia First" Transition Committee met for the first time today.
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The committee includes at least six Republicans, including Attorney General- Elect Jerry Kilgore and Lieutenant Governor John Hager.
Governor- Elect Warner says the committee reflects the best of Virginia.
Warner needs the help.
He's got a 1-point-2 BILLION dollar budget gap to fill this spring.
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((MARK WARNER/D-GOVERNOR-ELECT: WE'RE WORKING AS WELL. AGAIN, I'M ANXIOUS TO SEE... STARTS WITH GETTING OUR FISCAL HOUSE IN ORDER.))
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Warner says he could make his first Cabinet announcement as early as next week.
He'll be sworn in January 12th.
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It's the first day of general firearms season ... and foresters are urging deer hunters to be extra cautious in this dry weather.
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This year, hunters are finding that the deer are plentiful ... but the conditions are drier than ever.
The U-S Forest Service brought in more than 100 firefighters from out west to help fight brush fires and be on stand-by for others.
So far, brush fires set by people have burned more than 135 acres in Montgomery and Craig County.
Forestry and game officials say hunters are being cautious... but they're at checking stations to remind them just the same.
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((JERRY JACOBSEN/U.S. FOREST SERVICE: WE HAD MUZZLE-LOADING SEASON OPENING LAST WEEK AND THAT'S YOUR MOST DANGEROUS SEASON BECAUSE YOU HAVE HOT POWDERS COMING OUT OF THE END OF THE BARREL. AND THE HOT WADDING THAT NORMALLY STARTS DRY LEAVES AFIRE WILL QUICKLY IF YOU DON'T BE CAREFUL. :51 RIFLE SEASON'S NOT AS BAD AS MUZZLE SEASON, BUT RIFLE SEASON USUALLY HAS MORE PEOPLE SO WHAT YOU DO HAVE IS A MAXIMUM CHANCE OF SOMETHING GOING WRONG WITH MORE PEOPLE.))
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The forest service says hunters can help out by watching cigarettes and obeying the ban on open fires.
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Friends of Santa Claus make an early appearance in the Appalachian mountains. We'll have the details next,
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[VO] and Connecticut's Supreme Court decides if a Kennedy family member will be tried as an adult for a murder that was committed 26 years ago.
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It looks like Michael Skakel will be tried as an adult... even though he was 15 when his neighbor was murdered.
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Connecticut's Supreme Court dismissed Skakel's appeal to have his case heard in juvenile court.
The Kennedy nephew is charged with the 1975 of Martha Moxley... who was killed with a golf club.
Skakel and Moxley were both 15 at the time.
24 years passed before an arrest.
Trial is scheduled to being early next year.
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With the presence of Anthrax in some American postal facilities, many people would feel safer if they did not have to touch their mail. Now hundreds of people don't.
They're using a new company which delivers everything through an email account.
As Chris Lawrence tells us, the federal government may be the next to sign up.
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((Michael Moore has been around the world and back. Traveling two, three weeks at a time.

(SOT MICHAEL MOORE/FREQUENT TRAVELER )

Ive been to Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore.
Moore restores damaged coral reefs. And for years, his mail piled up back home.

(SOT MOORE )

Bunch of mail that has bills, or something I should have seen two weeks ago.
Then he signed up with Paperless PO Box. And gets everything delivered to his computer. Moore did it convenience, but a bonus was comfort.

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One of the things about having your hard mail delivered to you in email format is, theres no way youre gonna get anthrax.
David Nale started the company for business travelers. But interest has exploded in the last month.

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Were definitely getting some calls from people who are very concerned about anthrax.
Heres how it works: You authorize the company to open your mail. They give you a PO Box at any post office, where company trucks pick up your mail. High-speed machines open it, computers scan it, and software sends it to you: even pictures and the envelopes they came in.

(S/U CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS )

Paperless PO Box has signed up more than 100 customers, but the biggest interest in this technology could come from Washington.

(SOT NEY :)

Our mail was stopped. It was held. We evacuated three buildings.
After all that, Congressman Bob Ney says House members are considering a system to convert their letters to email.

(SOT REP. BOB NEY/R-OHIO )

But the digitization is something that probably a technology we should have looked at frankly whether in fact we had this problem with anthrax or not.
Another company has already pitched a plan to the Senate.

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The terrorists, they think they can do something to us and take advantage of us. But for everything they come at us with, we have a solution.
A simple one, as easy as the click of a button. Chris Lawrence CBS News San Francisco.))

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There's a growing need for home health care in the Roanoke Valley.
With Medicare requiring shorter hospital stays --many patients are sent home still in need of assistance.
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Tonight Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton shows how home health care operations are filling the gap.
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Jean, For one local woman its meant she doesn't have to go to a nursing home.
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It's just one way home health care can touch many lives.
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(( Kristie Hale visits an average of seven patients a day. She's just one of the many nurses with Carilion Home Health.
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((NAT SOUND: 138 OVER 76 IT'S GOOD)) [RUNS03]
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Gladys Brewer says without the assistance of the nurse she would have to stay in a nursing home. That's because Brewer has a large ulcer on her leg --a result of diabetes. The ulcer must be cleaned and dressed twice a day.
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Carilion says over the years the number of patients who need home care has grown tremendously.
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(( THE PATIENTS ARE COMING OUT OF THE HOSPITAL A LOT SOONER SO THEY'RE COMING HOME SICKER AND REQUIRE A LOT MORE CARE THAN THEY USE TO YEARS AGO. BECAUSE MEDICARE LIMITS THE TIME THEY CAN STAY IN THE HOSPITAL NOW)) [RUNS10]
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Roanoke City Council recently recognized Carilion Home Health for its 20 years of service to the community and patients like Brewer.
Carilion says home health care has made some changes over the past two decades. Nurses now carry around computers to document all their work. And patients can get many of the same services that are available in the hospital.
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The nurses who provide home health care say it is very rewarding because they have more of an opportunity to develop a relationship with the patient.
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Jean,

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Christmas came chugging into Kentucky a little early today.
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The Santa Train rolled in... delivering Christmas presents to thousands of children.
Old Saint Nick has been making the 110 mile trek from Kentucky to Tennessee since 1953-
Kids of all ages line the tracks as Santa tosses the toys out.
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((TIMOTHY MCDONALD/RESIDENT: I THINK THIS IS COOL THAT YOU KNOW EVERYBODY GETS TO THE COMMNITY THAT THE LESS FORTUNATE CHKLDREN GET MORE STUFF LIKE MYSELF.))
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Nothing like the Santa Train to put smiles on the children's faces.
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((JEREMY HESTER/RESIDENT: COOKIES, THE PRESENTS AND BEING WITH MY FAMILY.))
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The Santa Train stops in 13 towns- Santa gives out about 15-tons of toys.

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Still to come on the newscast, Mike Stevens will see how the Roanoke Express has done without one of its top players.
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[VO] and we will tell you why it took a wing and a prayer to get an unlikely couple a presidential pardon.
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Coming up next, we'll see why investors on Wall Street are in a good mood,
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[VO] And we'll tell you about another major league milestone for slugger Barry Bonds.
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It was a good day for investors on Wall Street today as the Dow Jones industrial average closed in on the ten-thousand mark.
Alexis Christoforous has the details.
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Good evening everybody. The Two minute ticker is set to roll with some baseball news
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for you right off the bat. The National League's Most Valuable player award was announced today,
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and although Barry Bonds was not a unanimous pick by the baseball writer's of America he was a runaway winner. This year's homerun king hit 328 with 137 rbi and those 73 homers. Bonds is now the first player in major league history to win this honor 4 times. Sammy Sosa was second in the voting.
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The Roanoke Express heads into a three game week without one of it's top players. Steve Mason brings us up to speed.
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((PERRY FLORIO:EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
((Center Mike Omicioli has made a full recovery from a monster cheap shot to the head from Dayton's Chris Thompson Saturday. But that's only part of the good news. The team rallied around their fallen player, a reaction that further unified the Express. ((:)) The Express has lost 2 of 3 at home. Three thousand and 51 is the average attendance for a team that is in second place in the Northeast Division behind defending ECHL champion Trenton, a team Roanoke beat this past Friday. ((RICK KOWALSKY/EXPRESS RIGHT WING:))
The most intriguing match up of the week, Friday at Toledo. The Storm ended Roanoke's 2001 season. Express assistant coach Mark Bernard was the Toledo goalie at the time and it's his first time on the bench against his old team. ((:))

Speaking of Goalies, Daniel Berthiaume leads the league in wins with 8. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))[S5-Tech2001]


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Coming up at the top of the hour - this week's Tech 2001 Report. We're talking lunch boxes and prayer - but not necessarily in that order.
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Take care folks - Jean will be right back in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

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Two turkeys must feel like a pair of lucky ducks tonight. They'll escape the Thanksgiving dinner table.
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The birds received an unconditional presidential pardon at a special White House ceremony this afternoon.
It's a traditional event dating back to Abraham Lincoln.
This year President Bush said he pardoned TWO birds for reasons of national security.
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[IN Q=By custom...]

((BY CUSTOM, AN ALTERNATE IS ALWAYS ON HAND TO FILL IN IF NEEDED. THIS ONE'S NAME IS LIBERTY AND THE OTHER TURKEY, THE ALTERNATE'S NAME IS FREEDOM. FREEDOM IS NOT HERE BECAUSE HE'S IN A SECURE AND UNDISCLOSED LOCATION.))
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The President said both turkeys will live comfortably at a turkey farm in Virginia.

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Their debut album sold more than five and a half MILLION copies. Their second sold almost twice that. Now the rock group Creed has a new abum, a new video and a shot to debut at number one.
Rebecca Rankin has more.
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((CREED'S THIRD ALBUM "WEATHERED" IS ABOUT TO HIT STORES AND THE BUZZ ON THEIR FIRST SINGLE AND VIDEO IS BIG. THE BAND TOLD US THAT THEY CONSIDER "weathered" TO BE THEIR BEST WORK SO FAR...and that THE album REFLECTS BOTH THEIR PERSONAL STRUGGLE TO MAKE IT TO THE TOP AND THE GRATIFICATION THEY FELT WHEN THEY GOT THERE.

SOT:Scott Stapp

it's all about persaverance and I think that album encompasses//the good times and the bad times.
THE BAD TIMES WERE LONG GONE WHEN THE BAND'S LAST ALBUM "HUMAN CLAY" WAS CERTIFIED DIAMOND.....SELLING AN ASTONISHING TEN MILLION COPIES. ...A FEAT THAT'S NOT EASY TO FOLLOW-UP.

SOT:Mark Tremonti

I think if you set a goal to sell another ten million records it would kind of stress you out a little bit...so we just set the goal for enjoying the music that we write.
S/U sacrifice
CREED FANS ARE DEFINITELY ENJOYING the first single from "Weathered"..."MY SACRIFICE"... WHICH IS FILLED WITH PERSONAL MEANING.

SOT:Scott Stapp

it's inside the mind of the human being//specifically it's inside my mind as an old man sitting on a park bench...thinking about my past.
Despite CREED'S RISE TO THE TOP...THEY HAVEN'T ALWAYS BEEN A FAVORTE WITH THE CRITICS.....but the band has different criteria for judging their work....

SOT:Scott Stapp

"the music and the fans speak for us, So if the album does debut at number one, that's just another way of saying you know, we showed you."
REBECCA TAG CREED IS GOING TO HIT THE ROAD IN JANUARY TO SUPPORT THE NEW ALBUM...YOU CAN LOG ONTO VH1 NEWS DOT COM FOR ALL THE DETAILS. "WEATHERED" HITS STORES TOMORROW...IN NEW YORK, I'M REBECCA RANKIN.))
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