[War-Update]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Enduring Freedom]


Get out in three days or else--
That's the ultimatum the northern alliance is delivering to the Taliban.
An alliance spokesman says the Taliban militia is facing an all-out assault.
American bombs are falling near Kunduz, and Kandahar in the south.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon is hoping a 25- million dollar reward for Osama bin Laden's death or capture will encourage Afghans to hunt him down.
Military planes will begin dropping leaflets over Afghanistan to spread the word about the bounty.
Aleen Sirgany joins us now from Washington with more.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=143-Kunduz, Afghanistan;]
[SUPER=141-Donald Rumsfeld/Defense Secretary;]
[SUPER=143-Washington, DC;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]

((RUNNING OUT OF PATIENCE, NORTHERN ALLIANCE TROOPS SURROUNDING KUNDHUZ ... GAVE THE TALIBAN AN ULTIMATUM TODAY -- SURRENDER THE CITY IN THREE DAYS -- OR FACE AN ALL-OUT ASSAULT.
TALIBAN LEADERS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO NEGOTIATE A SURRENDER -- BUT AN ESTIMATED THREE-THOUSAND ARAB, CHECHEN AND PAKISTANI FIGHTERS STILL LOYAL TO OSAMA BIN LADEN -- ARE REFUSING TO GIVE UP THE NORTHERN STRONGHOLD. AND THEY ARE REPORTEDLY EXECUTING ANY TALIBAN MEMBERS WHO OPPOSE THEM.

(NAT)


MEANWHILE, THE UNITED NATIONS IS TRYING TO BRING AFGHANISTAN'S VARIOUS ETHNIC GROUPS TOGETHER ... TO FORM A NEW, POST-TALIBAN GOVERNMENT. THE U-N IS URGING AFGHAN LEADERS TO ATTEND A MEETING -- THAT WILL MOST LIKELY BE HELD THIS SATURDAY IN BERLIN.
AND AS THE WAR-TORN COUNTRY BEGINS TO MAP ITS FUTURE, THE HUNT FOR OSAMA BIN LADEN INTESIFIES.
THE PENTAGON SAYS MORE U.S. COMMANDOS HAVE JOINED SPECIAL FORCES ALREADY ON THE GROUND IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN. U.S. OFFICIALS BELIEVE THE ELUSIVE TERROR SUSPECT -- AND LEADERS OF HIS AL-QAIDA NETWORK -- ARE HIDING NEAR THE CITY OF KANDAHAR.

(SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY)

"As enemy leaders become fewer and fewer that does no necessarily mean that the task will become easier. People can hide in caves for long periods, and this will take time."
U.S. WARPLANES ARE ALSO DROPPING FLYERS -- REMINDING LOCAL TRIBESMEN OF THE 25-MILLION DOLLAR REWARD FOR BIN LADEN'S CAPTURE.
BACK HERE IN WASHINGTON, PRESIDENT BUSH CONTINUES TO REACH OUT TO THE WORLD'S MUSLIMS. LAST NIGHT, MR BUSH HOSTED A RAMADAN DINNER AT THE WHITE HOUSE -- WHERE HE THANKED OFFICIALS FROM 53 MUSLIM NATIONS FOR THEIR SUPPORT.

(SOT: BUSH)

"That campaign continues in Afghanistan so that the people of Afghanistan will soon know peace."
))

[VA-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An Indonesian man is charged with helping an alleged member of Osama bin Laden's terror network obtain a Virginia I-D card.
Authorities arrested Agus Budiman yesterday.
He's charged with helping Mohammad Bin Nasser Belfas get the I-D from the D-M-V.
Both Budiman and Belfas are among 370 names on an F-B-I list of people wanted for questioning in connection with the September eleventh attacks.

[11Deer-Season]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC2:01:02]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Foresters are asking hunters to be cautious as the general firearms season kicks off.
Deer are plentiful...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.;]


... but the ground is drier than ever.
135 acres burned in Montgomery and Craig County in the last few days.
100 firefighters are here from Washington, California and Oregon to help fight fires- and battle any new ones that break out.
They say hunters can help by obeying the ban on open fires, and being careful with cigarettes and sparks from muzzle-loaders.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:07 - :19]
[IN Q=The hunters]

((JERRY JACOBSEN/U.S. FOREST SERVICE: THE HUNTER'S HAVE BEEN PARTICULARLY GOOD THIS YEAR. I THINK IN THE BACK OF THEIR MINDS THEY KNOW THAT THE GOVERNOR MAY CLOSE HUNTING SEASON SO FOR THAT REASON THEY'RE ON THEIR BEST BEHAVIOR.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Jacobsen/U. S. Forest Service;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=best behavior.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Foresters say this is the driest fall fire season in state history.
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[VOB-Fire-Danger]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-58]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Fire officials are urging homeowners to take precautions during these extremely dry conditions.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./November 9;]

Several homes were threatened by a forest fire in the Poage's Mill area of Roanoke County. So officials are offering these tips to keep families safe in the event of a brush fire. They say mulch should be kept several inches away from your home... They also say yards should be free from tree limbs, pine needles and leaves. Fire officials say gutters and roofs should also be clear of debris. They also urge people to remove tree limbs that extend over their roof because fire can spread quickly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:50:57]
[IN Q=A lot quicker]

((STEVE POFF/ROANOKE CO. BATTALION CHIEF; A LOT QUICKER THAN MOST PEOPLE THINK AND I THINK THAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE WHO'VE NEVER BEEN EXPOSED TO REAL DRY CONDITIONS THE WAY THE FUELS ARE ON THE GROUND RIGHT NOW WHEN WIND COMES ALONG IT WILL JUST MOVE VERY QUICKLY AND YOUR CHANCE OF OUTRUNNING IT OR BEING ABLE TO....ARE ALMOST NILL.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Poff/Roanoke Co. Battalion Chief; ]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=almost nill.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Fire officials also say it couldn't hurt to keep a water hose in your yard.
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[11Roanoke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-51]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

State police are blaming an agressive driver for an eight- car accident that brought traffic to a halt along 5-81 in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The wreck happened in the northbound lanes near the Orange Avenue exit shortly before 6 o'clock last night. State Police say a driver of a red sedan with a license plate beginning with "C-A" cut off another vehicle causing the pileup. Authorities say the aggressive driver then sped off. Troopers say no one was seriously injured, and anyone with information about the car is asked to call police.
(------------)


[1181-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-50]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]

An accident on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County also slowed traffic last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :20+]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

State police say the driver of a pick-up lost control in the northbound lanes near exit 150 and hit the guardrail. The accident backed up traffic for more than an hour and a half.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=81 Accident]


No one was seriously injured-- and police say no charges will be filed.

[6-Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


In business news this morning, Optical Cable saw hyperactive trading yesterday.
More than 10 million shares changed hands and the stock price rose 32 percent to close at $1.65.
The company's stock price plummeted in September when its president was forced to sell millions of shares to pay back loans. Also yesterday, a federal judge postponed the discrimination case brought against Optical Cable by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Both sides had asked for the delay, citing the prospects of an OUT- of- court settlement as one reason to continue the case.
Trial is now set to begin July 1st.

[11SBA-Loans]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC1:54:30]
[GRAPHIC=Attack on America]


Help is on the way for small businesses hurting since September 11th.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Small Business Administration is offering disaster loans to small businesses.
Small businesses may borrow up to one and a half million dollars to pay operating expenses at a four percent interest rate, with payments up to 30 years.
To apply for a loan or for more information, call the SBA at 1-800-359-2227.
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[1st-Business]


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


United Airlines faces a strike by its mechanics union.
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=1:31]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]

(( GOOD MORNING THIS TUESDAY THE 20TH OF NOVEMBER.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
------------------------


UNITED AIRLINES MECHANICS HAVE REJECTED BINDING ARBITRATION, AND ARE MOVING CLOSER TO A POSSIBLE STRIKE... PERHAPS HITTING TRHE BRICKS JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
A STANDOFF BETWEEN UNITED AND ITS MECHANICS UNION HAS LASTED NEARLY TWO YEARS. AND NOW,
A 30-DAY COUNTDOWN TO A STRIKE BEGINS LATER THIS WEEK, BUT MEDIATORS ARE RECOMMENDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PRESIDENTIAL EMERGENCY BOARD AT THE END OF A MONTH-LONG COOLING-OFF PERIOD.
-------------------------


ON WALL STREET THIS HOLIDAY WEEK...TODAY REACTION TRO THE TRADE DEFICIT AND OCTOBER'S LEADING INDICATORS
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO. HIGH TECH EXPORTERS BACKED OFF FROM RECENT GAINS.
--------------------------


FALLOUT FROM SEPTEMBER 11 IS HITTING CALIFORNIA'S TOURIST MARKETS HARD....THINGS HAVE GOT SO DESEPERATE THAT DISNEY LAND IS OFFERING CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS A FULL YEAR'S PASS TO DISNEYLAND AND CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK FOR ONLY $99.
NEARBY UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD MEANWHILE IS LETTING A HOLIDAY DAY PASS SUFFICE AS A YEAR ROUND TICKET EXCEPT FOR ONLY A FEW BLACKOUT DAYS.
-------------------------


MICROSOFT'S BIG COMPETITOR IN THE GAMING MARKET DID WELL ON IT'S FIRST DAY.
NINTENDO SOLD ABOUT $100 MILLION WORTH OF THE NEW GAMECUBE MACHINES AND RELATED PRODUCTS SUNDAY.
NINTENDO SAYS EACH CONSOLE BUYER PROBABLY BOUGHT 2 OR 3 GAMES WITH IT AT $49.99 EACH.
NINTENDO SHIPPED 700,000 UNITS FOR THE LAUNCH.
-------------------------- AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON

THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))


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[11Goodlatte]


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

A Roanoke school for kids with learning disabilities is one-thousand dollars richer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Yesterday, Congressman Bob Goodlatte presented the Achievement Center with a check for one thousand-25 dollars. The donation makes up a quarter of the annual pay raise Goodlatte says he received before taking office in 1993. Every year the Republican donates more than 4-thousand dollars to local charitable organizations. The Achievement Center is the 37th to benefit.
(///// SOT at :21 /////)
[SOT 10:29:04-10:29:28]
[IN Q=Well, I keep a collection...]

((CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE: WELL, I KEEP A COLLECTION AS I GO THROUGH EACH YEAR AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT A LOT OF DIFFERENT PLACES AND SEE A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS. AS I LEARN ABOUT NEW ORGANIZATIONS WE PUT THEM ON THE LIST AND THEM WE SEE WHICH ONE WE THINK MIGHT BE MOST APPROPRIATE.))
[SUPER=@Goodlatte;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=might be most appropriate.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The Achievement Center says the money will help renovate its new building in Roanoke County.
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[Med-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, How you deal with stress may have a direct impact on your heart.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]



((HOW IS YOUR ABILITY TO COPE WITH STRESS? THE ANSWER MAY PREDICT YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE AND STROKE
A 20 YEAR STUDY FROM FINLAND FINDS A CLEAR LINK BETWEEN HOW YOU DEAL WITH STRESS AND THE ODDS OF HAVING A HEART ATTACK
THOSE AT HIGHEST RISK FOR POOR COPING SKILLS APPEAR TO BE
PERFECTIONISTS--- AND THOSE PEOPLE WHO WERE RAISED IN A FAMILY

ENVIRONMENT THAT WAS VERY DEMANDING-- WITH PARENTS WHO WERE NOT EASY TO SATISFY.
IF YOU HAVE NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE- YOU'RE STILL NOT OFF THE HOOK FOR HAVE IT CHECKED REGULARLY
A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL THE LANCET SAYS HAVE YOUR BP MEASURED - AT LEAST EVERY 2 YEARS. THE STUDY LOOKED AT ALMOST 10 THOUSAND PEOPLE WITH NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE AND FOUND THOSE WHO GO ON TO DEVELOP HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE - WONT BE MISSED AS LONG AS THEY ARE CHECKED AT LEAST EVERY 2 YEARS.
FINALLY - IF YOU ARE A MIGRAINE SUFFERER- A RECENT STUDY OF MORE THAN 24 THOUSAND PEOPLE HAS SOME GOOD NEWS.
IT SHOWS THE SO CALLED TRIPTAN MEDICATIONS GENERALLY WORK WELL FOR MIGRAINES- AND IF ONE DOESN'T SEEM TO DO THE TRICK- TRY A DIFFERENT ONE
THERE ARE SIX TRIPTAN DRUGS- THEY WORK DIFFERENTLY FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE- SO ODDS ARE YOU'LL FIND ONE THAT WORKS FOR YOU.
THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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[11Pulaski-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC23:40]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]


Production at Pulaski Furniture is at a standstill all this week because of damage from a fire on Sunday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

Yesterday, President and C-E-O John Wampler says the incident will NOT have long term effects on the company.
[SUPER=04-Sunday;]

The fire broke out early Sunday morning. Investigators believe the cause was a spark in the dust bin system. Wampler says the damage was limited-- but because the boiler needs repairs, the factory will be closed until Monday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 24:21:27]
[IN Q=WE DON'T HAVE A SOURCE]

((JOHN WAMPLER/PULASKI FURNITURE PRES. AND CEO; WE DON'T HAVE A SOURCE OF HEAT FOR THE FACTORIES SO ITS PRETTY MODERATE WEATHER WE CAN HANDLE THE TEMPERATURE BUT WHAT YOU HAVE TO CONTROLS ARE LIKE HUMIDITY LEVELS AND HEAT LEVELS IN THE PLANT TO FINISH PROPERLY, SO THAT 'S WHAT REALLY SHUT DOWN, LED TO THE CLOSING.))
[SUPER=01-John Wampler/Pulaski Furniture President and CEO;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=LED TO THE CLOSING.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Employees may qualify for unemployment during the time they're off. Wampler says quick response time and layout of the facility helped contain the fire.
(------------)



[11Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC1:00:02]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Two teenagers are charged with setting a brush fire a couple of weeks ago while skipping class at William Fleming High School.
(------------)
[VO-NAT from 01-52 TC14:38]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 7;]


The fire started near the Wyndham Hotel in Roanoke and quickly spread to the hotel's parking lot, damaging several cars and destroying others.
Police say the dollar loss may exceed 800-thousand dollars.
The suspects are 13 and 16 years old.
(------------)



[11Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC03:59]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium]


A vote by Roanoke City Council has cleared the way for construction of a new football stadium and amphitheater.
Yesterday, council agreed to purchase land for the project.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Back in May, Council approved the plan to replace Victory Stadium with a new facility near the Civic Center.
The city already owns most of the 21 acres it will need... and officials believe the multipurpose facility can be designed and constructed within the next three years.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Alvin Hudson]


Yesterday, Council member Alvin Hudson raised questions about the 275- thousand dollar purchase price... which is well over the parcel's assessed value.
But city officials say the property is the only land the city will have to purchase for the new stadium.

[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC1:45:54]
[GRAPHIC=Grandin Theater]


Meanwhile, City Council has thrown its financial support behind the effort to save the Grandin Theatre. Yesterday, council committed 500- thousand dollars to the project over six years.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


By coming up with 100- thousand dollars immediately, and 80- thousand dollars a year for five years after that, the city will enable the Grandin Theatre foundation to acquire the property.
But the decision wasn't unanimous. Mayor Ralph Smith said he supports the renovation, but believes the foundation is paying too much for the property
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 53:09]
[IN Q=We have an institution that has developed a 60- thousand]

((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WE HAVE AN INSTITUTION THAT HAS DEVELOPED A 60-THOUSAND MEMBER CONSTITUENCY. IT HAS IN PLACE RELATIONSHIPS WITH FILM DISTRIBUTORS THAT ARE GOING TO BE KEY TO THE SUCCESS OF THIS OPERATION, HAS EQUIPMENT ON THE PREMISES FOR THE PURPOSES OF BEING A MOVIE THEATRE, SO WE'RE JUST NOT ACQUIRING REAL ESTATE. WE'RE ACQUIRING THE BUSINESS, ITS CLIENTELE, ITS REPUTATION AND ITS ASSETS.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=its reputation and its assets.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The city's contribution is a dollar for dollar matching grant, so supporters of the Grandin must raise an equal amount from other sources.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, The Dow Jones industrial average has moved within striking distance of the ten-thousand level as Wall Street enjoys another rally. The Dow has now risen 21 percent from its low on September 21st, meeting the technical definition of a bull market. But as Alexis Christoforous reports in this morning's Marketwatch, analysts are not jumping to any conclusions.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]


((IS THE BULL BACK? THE DOW IS UP 20 PERCENT SINCE THE SEPT 11TH ATTACKS, WHICH BY DEFINITION MEANS WERE BACK IN A BULL MARKET. BUT MARKETWATCHERS AREN'T TOO QUICK TO SAY THE BEARS ARE IN HIBERNATION. ANALYSTS SAY WE STILL NEED PROOF THAT PROFITS AND THE ECONOMY ARE TURNING AROUND.
ON WALL STREET... ENCOURAGING NEWS ON THE WARFRONT AND THE ECONOMY PROVIDED THE BACKDROP ...

(GRAPHIC)

THE DOW CLIMBED 109 POINTS, FLIRTING WITH 10-THOUSAND AND UP 20 PERCENT SINCE SEPT 11TH.

(GRAPHIC)

THE NASDAQ SPRINTED ABOUT 36 POINTS TO A THREE MONTH HIGH.

(on cam)

AIRLINE AND SECURITY STOCKS GOT A LIFT AFTER PRESIDENT BUSH SIGNED THE AIRLINE SECURITY BILL INTO LAW.

(graphic)

NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION FELL A LESS THAN EXPECTED 1.3 PERCENT LAST MONTH THANKS TO LOW MORTGAGE RATES. ANALYSTS WERE EXPECTING A DROP OF 4.7 PERCENT.

(GRAPHIC)

AND AOL TIME WARNER RACED HIGHER AFTER ITS FILM HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE POSTED THE BIGGEST MOVIE OPENING EVER.. AND ANALYSTS SAY THE HARRY POTTER FRANCHISE, WHICH INCLUDES SEVEN MOVIES IN ALL, COULD GENERATED 3-BLN DOLLARS FOR AOL OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS.

(GRAPHIC)

KEEP YOUR EYE ON HANDSPRING AND PALM. THE TWO HAND-HELD PERSONAL DEVICE MAKERS ARE SAID TO BE IN TALKS TO MERGE. EARLIER THIS MONTH PALM'S CEO LEFT THE COMPANY AND THEY ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A PERMANENT SUCCESSOR

(ON CAM)

TRADING IS EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT AHEAD OF THE HOLIDAY ON THE ECONOMIC CALENDER LOOK FOR A REPORT ON LEADING ECONOMIC INDICATORS WHICH WILL GIVE US AN IDEA ABOUT THE ECONOMY 3 TO 6 MONTHS FROM NOW.

(GRAPHIC)

TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM .. AT THE NASDAQ

(ON CAM)

I'M AC IN NY.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

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[5-Home-Health]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-15 1:19:59]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]

In this morning's health check, 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.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton shows how home health care operations are filling the gap.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Kristie Hale visits an average]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gladys Brewer/Carilion Home Health Patient; :22]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Graybill/Carilion Home Care Services; :36]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin'.]

(( Kristie Hale visits an average of seven patients a day. She's just one of the many nurses with Carilion Home Health.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT17:07:30]
[IN Q=Nat sound]

((NAT SOUND: 138 OVER 76 IT'S GOOD)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=it's good]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT17:18:31]
[IN Q=It means a lot to me]

((IT MEANS A LOT TO ME -- I COULDN'T HANDLE THIS BECAUSE I'M BLIND IN ONE EYE AND NOT ABLE TO SEE)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=not able to see]


Carilion says over the years the number of patients who need home care has grown tremendously.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT17:23:23]
[IN Q=The patients are coming out of the hospital]

(( 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]
[OUT Q=in the hospital now]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT17:20]
[IN Q=They ask me questions]

((THEY ASK ME QUESTION AND ARE VERY POLITE. I JUST THINK CARILION JUST THE BEST)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=the best]))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


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.

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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