[War-Update]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


The Pentagon is assessing the damage from U-S air strikes on a key compound believed to have been used by terrorists and Taliban leaders in Afghanistan.
Officials say warplanes hit two sites at the compound, which is southeast of Kandahar.
Meanwhile, a Taliban spokesman denies any top level leaders were injured.
As for the talks in Germany, there's optimism.
Representatives of four Afghan factions are discussing a power- sharing government.
They start a second day of talks today.
Jennifer Miller joins us now from Washington with more.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Jennifer Miller/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=143-Near Kandahar, Afghanistan;]
[SUPER=141-Gen. Tommy Franks/Central Command;]
[SUPER=143-Mazar-e-Sharif;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



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

(( AN AFGHAN SPOKESMAN CLAIMS THE TALIBAN'S SUPREME LEADER, MULLAH MOHAMMED OMAR, WAS NOT INJURED IN U.S. AIRSTRIKES ON A COMPOUND SOUTH OF KANDAHAR.
THE PENTAGON TARGETTED THE SITE AFTER RECEIVING INFORMATION IT WAS BEING USED BY SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE TALIBAN ... AND THE AL-QAIDA NETWORK.
U.S. FORCES HAVE ALSO IDENTIFIED MORE THAN 40 LOCATIONS WHERE OSAMA BIN LADEN'S FOLLOWERS MAY HAVE BEEN TESTING CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, OR NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
MEANWHILE -- MILITARY OFFICIALS ARE NARROWING THEIR SEARCH FOR BIN LADEN. ONE LIKELY SPOT -- AN AREA OF RUGGED TERRAIN STRETCHING FROM KABUL TO THE PAKISTANI BORDER.

(SOT: GENERAL TOMMY FRANKS/Central Command)

"Those are the places right now that we have been led to pay very close attention to."
MORE U.S. TROOPS AND EQUIPMENT HAVE BEEN FLOWN TO A BASE NEAR KANDAHAR. THE PENTAGON SAYS THE MARINES ARE THERE TO INTIMIDATE.

(SOT: GENERAL FRANKS)

"Their very presence does in fact provide pressure but I will not characterize the intent of them being there as a force to attack Khandahar. That simply is not the case."
TODAY -- IN MAZAR-E-SHARIF -- THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS BEGINS BURYING THE BODIES NOW SCATTERED ON THE GROUNDS OF A PRISON ... AFTER SEVERAL DAYS OF FIGHTING.
THE BATTLE STARTED WHEN CAPTURED SOLDIERS STAGED AN UPRISING AGAINST THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE.

(NAT)


AND IN GERMANY, AFGHAN LEADERS SIT THROUGH A SECOND DAY OF TALKS ... AS THEY TRY TO FORM A BROAD-BASED GOVERNMENT FOR AFGHANISTAN. ))


[11Tribunals]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's nothing short of a terrifying assault on democracy... one that proves Osama bin Laden is right about American oppression.
(------------)
[VO-NAT ]


That's what a panel of legal scholars said yesterday of President Bush's executive order creating secret military tribunals.
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The panel was called together by Virginia congressman Bobby Scott in Richmond.
The President's order is aimed at suspected terrorists and their accomplices, allowing the U-S military to secretly detain, try, and execute prisoners outside of the nation's court system.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE ONE 13:46:16]
[IN Q=I don't know if you've]

((MARVIN MILLER/CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS ASSOC.: I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE STUDIED STALIN OR MAO OR THE HISTORY OF THE SOVIET UNION, OR THE HISTORY OF CHINA, AND THEIR EVOLUTION IN THEIR POLITICAL PROBLEMS, AND LOOKED AT SOME OF THE INFORMATION THAT'S COME OUT FROM THE KGB SINCE GLASNOST, BUT WHAT WE HAVE HERE ARE MODELS BASED ON WHAT THEY DID IN THOSE COUNTRIES.))
[sot TAPE TWO 14:06:35]

((REP. BOBBY SCOTT/D-3RD DISTRICT: WE MAY TAKE LEGISLATIVE ACTION. BUT I MEAN IT'S-- THE LEGISLATIVE ACTION THAT WE NEED TO TAKE IS TO DECLARE THAT AN ACCUSED PERSON IS ENTITLED TO A TRIAL. I MEAN, IT NEVER OCCURRED TO ANYONE THAT YOU'D NEED LEGISLATIVE ACTION FOR THAT PURPOSE.))
[SUPER=01-Marvin Miller/Criminal Defense Attorneys Association; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bobby Scott/(D) 3rd District; :23]
[RUNS=:44]
[OUT Q=legislative action for that purpose.]
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[VO-NAT :13]


Congressman Scott, whose district stretches from the Tidewater to Richmond, says he thinks his constituents have little understanding of how threatening the President's order is to democratic values and individual rights.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


The Bush administration says the secret trials will be fair, and that people believed to be foreign terrorists should NOT have the same rights as U-S citizens.

[11Advance-Auto]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Advance Auto]


A new Advance Auto facility in Roanoke ...
That information was in an internal company memo yesterday.
Company insiders tell News 7 it's likely Advance will consolidate all of its Roanoke offices into one.
The Roanoke-based auto parts distributer currently runs managerial operations on Airport Road, at Cross Roads Mall and near Valley View Mall.
An official announcement will be made this afternoon.
Advance Auto has stores in 38 states, and employees 28-thousand people.

[11KB-Toys]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC36:57]
[GRAPHIC=KB New Jobs]


New jobs in Pittsylvania County brought about a small sigh of relief from Southside officials worried about the area's struggling economy.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


The KB Toys Distribution Center will now double as a customer service call center.
70 new hires will start immediately, and up to 200 more will come on board over time.
KB plans to pay the new full-timers competitive wages.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We've already]

((WE'VE ALREADY INVESTED OVER ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS INSIDE THIS FACILITY TO TAKE 50 PERCENT OF CUSTOMER SERVICE CALLS AND E-MAILS.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Wagner/KB Toys]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=and e-mails.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Pittsylvania County thanked KB by offering both a State and American Flag to remember September 11th.
To show its support for America, KB will send out tiny flag stickers in each of their shipments this holiday season, free of charge.
(------------)



[11Tree-Blossoms]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-48 TC1:30:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The recent warm weather is fooling some trees.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


These (autum-NAHL-iss) Autumnalis cherry trees at Roanoke Regional Airport are supposed to bloom twice a year .. once in spring and once in fall .. but not THIS late in the season.
Tree expert Larry Boitnott , who planted these trees, says this year's drought, and generally warm weather this fall, combined to create an un-usually late second blooming.
Boitnott says the trees should not be harmed by these later-than-normal autumn blossoms.
(------------)



[1-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=New York Yankees]


In sports, baseball champ Scott Brosius (BROH'-shuhs) has become a former major leaguer. The New York Yankees third baseman announced his retirement yesterday, saying there's nothing else for him to accomplish as a ballplayer. Brosius won three World Series and four American League pennants in his four seasons with the Yanks.
The 1999 World Series M-V-P hit .257 with 141 homers, and 531 r-b-i's in eleven major league seasons. Now let's check the scoreboards.

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[OUT Q=....last score."]
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#none]
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WEATHER PRO




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[Lottery-Bump------NOT ON MONDAYS]
[Comm #1]

[Lottery]

Tues, Fri:
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[Hi]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
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[WRITER=KMC]
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[Desk 2-shot]

(Kim and Leo Hello)




Leo ----WEATHER PRO---Lynchburg Numbers


[Desk 2-Shot]


[460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


State Police say one eastbound lane of Route 460 in Bedford County has re-opened. Both lanes were blocked earlier this morning after a six wheel panel truck overturned around 4:15.
The accident happened near Route 681 which is between Thaxton and Bedford. State Police are investigating. We'll pass along any additional information as soon as it becomes available.

[11US-Airways]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=US Airways]


In business news this morning, US Airways is under new leadership.
President and C-E-O (rah-KESH' GAHNG'-wahl) Rakesh Gangwal has resigned. The new C-E-O is familiar with the job. Steven Wolf held the same position in the 1990's.

[1st-Business]


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


Meanwhile, most major airlines say they'll keep a twenty dollar surcharge on fuel even though fuel prices have dropped.
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=1:25]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]


(( GOOD MORNING THIS WEDNESDAY THE 28TH OF NOVEMBER.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
--------------------------


MOST MAJOR AIRLINES SAY THEY WILL KEEP A FUEL SURCHARGE, ABOUT $20 ON EACH ONE WAY TICKET, EVEN THOUGH JET FUEL PRICES HAVE FALLEN 50%.
AMERICAN SAYS EVEN WITH LOWER FUEL PRICES ...ITS COSTS CONTINUE TO RISE AND IT NEEDS "EVERY NICKEL IT CAN GET" BECAUSE "IT IS LOSING ABOUT $10 MILLLION A DAY"
THE ONLY MAJOR CARRIER WITHOUT A FUEL CHARGE IS SOUTHWEST... AND THE MAJORS DON'T SURCHARGE IN MARKETS WHERE THEY COMPETE WITH SOUTHWEST!
-------------------------


TOSHIBA IS THROWING IN THE TOWEL AND WILL STOP MARKETING DESKTOP PC'S IN THIS COUNTRY.
IT'S ENDING A FOUR YEAR EXPERIMENT TO EXPAND BEYOND ITS LAPTOP PC OPERATIONS HERE.... IT NEVER GOT MORE THAN A 1% SHARE OF THE U.S.DESKTOP MARKET.
--------------------------


ON WALL STREET THIS AFTERNOON WE GET THE FED'S "BEIGE BOOK" SNAPSHOT OF THE ECONOMY
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. TROUBLES IN TOKYO... AS THE NIKKEI DIVED MORE THAN 2% . AS PROFIT TAKERS TOOK A CUE FROM WALL STREET'S STUMBLES.. AND CASHED OUT.
-------------------------


TELECHECK, SAYS RETAIL SALES ROSE 2.3% OVER THE ENTIRE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND COMPARED TO LAST YEAR.
ANOTHER READING, COMES FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF SHOPPING CENTERS. THE GROUP SAYS SALES ACTUALLY FELL 1 1-2% AT THE NATION'S MALLS.
IT TRACKS MORE THAN 4-THOUSAND SPECIALTY STORES IN 80 REGIONAL MALLS. IT DOES NOT INCLUDE DEPARTMENT STORES AND OTHER MALL ANCHORS.
-----------------------


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

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[Travel-Cast]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=KMC]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[Desk 2-shot]

(Kim and Leo Hello)




Leo ----WEATHER PRO


[Desk 2-Shot]


[Castro]


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


Fidel Castro is remembering 30 Cubans lost at sea, as they attempted to reach the U-S shore.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Havana, Cuba;]


Wearing a black arm band, Castro told a crowd that their fellow Cubans had perished at sea this month because of the "murderous" U-S immigration policies.
13- children are believed to be among the 30 people on a speedboat that capsized in the Florida Straits on its way to the U-S.
American law allows Cubans, unlike migrants from other countries to stay in the U-S and apply for residency based on country of birth.
(------------)


[Columbine-Lawsuits]


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


A judge in Denver has dismissed all but one of the lawsuits brought by victims of the Columbine shootings against law enforcement.
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 students and a teacher before committing suicide in the 19-99 attack.
Rick Sallinger reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Angela Sanders/Victim's Daughter; :10]
[SUPER=01-Brian Rohrbough/Victim's Father; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Rick Sallinger/Reporting; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=Sallinger, CBS News, Denver.]

(( EIGHT OF NINE LAWSUITS FILED ON BEHALF OF COLUMBINE VICTIMS WERE THROWN OUT. ONLY ANGELA SANDERS SUIT INVOLVING HER FATHER'S DEATH SURVIVED.
ANGELA SANDERS-VICTIM'S DAUGHTER
"he died trying to save people...it doesn't surprise me."


WHEN THE SHOOTING BEGAN THE COLUMBINE TEACHER AND COACH COULD BE SEEN ON THE CAFETERIA VIDEO WARNING STUDENTS TO GET DOWN..BEFORE HE WENT UPSTAIRS AND WAS SHOT.
A SIGN PLEADING FOR HELP WAS PLACED IN A SCIENCE ROOM WINDOW .
"sign in window bleeding to death, they need to get a team up there."

BUT IT WAS MORE THAN THREE HOURS BEFORE HELP ARRIVED. THE JUDGE IN HIS OPINION CLAIMED THE SHERIFF'S COMMANDERS SHOWED A DELIBERATE INDIFFERENCE TOWARDS SANDERS' PLIGHT SHOCKING TO THE "CONSCIENCE OF THIS FEDERAL COURT."
"I know my dad could still be here if he got the help that he needed."

THE SUITS DISSMISSED INCLUDE THE ONE FILED BY FAMILY MEMBERS OF DANIEL ROHROUGH. THEY
MAINTAIN HE ACCIDENTLY DIED FROM A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S BULLET.
BRIAN ROHRBOUGH-VICTIM'S FATHER "Ulimately the judge decided to dismiss it and I think it's really a tragedy because what the sheriff said happened just isn't true."

BUT IN THE ROHBOUGH CASE AND THE OTHERS DISMISSED THE JUDGE FOUND THAT GOVERNMENTAL IMMUNITY APPLIES.
A STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT READS "ON BEHALF OF THE EMPLOYEES WE ARE RELIEVED TO HAVE THIS MATTER DECIDED. WE CANNOT HOLD INNOCENT POLICE OFFICERS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF COLD BLOODED KILLERS."
MANY, BUT NOT ALL OF THOSE SUING HAVE ALREADY SETTLED WITH THE FAMILIES OF THE GUNMEN ERIC HARRIS AND DYLAN KLEBOLD.
RS FOR CBS NEWS.
))

[11Telemarketing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC1:10:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You already have the right to take illegal telemarketers to court.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But a new notepad reminds you what you need to do.
The Attorney General has printed up 500 free notepads that prompt you to write down telemarketers you've asked NOT to call.
If they call again, they're breaking the law.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:27:47 ]
[IN Q=The best thing you can]

((RANDY DAVIS/ATTORNEY GENERAL'S SPOKESMAN: THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO AFTER YOU HAVE WRITTEN INFORMATION THAT THE SAME PERSON HAS CALLED BACK AFTER BEING TOLD NOT TO OR ASKED NOT TO, IS TO CONTACT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE AND THEN WE CAN ADVISE THE PERSON AS TO WHETHER IT WOULD BE BEST TO TAKE IT TO A COUNTY ATTORNEY, A CITY ATTORNEY, OR A COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Davis/Attorney General's Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=or a Commonwealth's Attorney.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :08]


In the cases of the worst offenders, the Attorney General's office may prosecute the telemarketing company itself.

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[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
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[Leo in Chromakey]

WEATHER PRO




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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
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[On Desk]
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(I'll ad lib intro)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Thursday night]
[SUPER=04-Sumerel Training System; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Ford/Publicist; :18]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :28]
[SUPER=01-Dan Sumerel/Horse Trainer; :45]
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[Steve Live]
(I'll call for #)
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((Archive: Sumerel horse training system)) [2Headlines]
[SUPER=#4050; HEADLINE BANNER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


U-S air strikes hit a key Taliban center--
And optimism for a future government in Afghanistan, as talks continue for a second day in Germany.
(----------------)
[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Plus, short- term parking is available again at Roanoke Regional Airport.
But vehicle inspections are mandatory before you can slide into a space.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Your Wednesday begins with us-- on News 7 Mornin.



[2WX-Hello]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#none]
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(WX-PRO)
[Conditions]
[Area Forecast]

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[460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


State Police say one eastbound lane of Route 460 in Bedford County has re-opened. Both lanes were blocked earlier this morning after a six wheel panel truck overturned around 4:15.
The accident happened near Route 681 which is between Thaxton and Bedford. State Police are investigating. We'll pass along any additional information as soon as it becomes available.

[2-War-Update]


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


Hopes are high in Germany, where representatives of four Afghan factions are talking about sharing power.
They'll begin a second day of talks today.
And in Afghanistan, U-S airstrikes hit what's believed to be a major Taliban center. Jennifer Miller reports..
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Jennifer Miller/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=143-Kandahar, Afghanistan;]
[SUPER=141-Gen. Tommy Franks/Central Command;]
[SUPER=143-Mazar-e-Sharif;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



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

(( AN AFGHAN SPOKESMAN CLAIMS THE TALIBAN'S SUPREME LEADER, MULLAH MOHAMMED OMAR, WAS NOT INJURED IN U.S. AIRSTRIKES ON A COMPOUND SOUTH OF KANDAHAR.
THE PENTAGON TARGETTED THE SITE AFTER RECEIVING INFORMATION IT WAS BEING USED BY SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE TALIBAN ... AND THE AL-QAIDA NETWORK.
U.S. FORCES HAVE ALSO IDENTIFIED MORE THAN 40 LOCATIONS WHERE OSAMA BIN LADEN'S FOLLOWERS MAY HAVE BEEN TESTING CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, OR NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
MEANWHILE -- MILITARY OFFICIALS ARE NARROWING THEIR SEARCH FOR BIN LADEN. ONE LIKELY SPOT -- AN AREA OF RUGGED TERRAIN STRETCHING FROM KABUL TO THE PAKISTANI BORDER.

(SOT: GENERAL TOMMY FRANKS/Central Command)

"Those are the places right now that we have been led to pay very close attention to."
MORE U.S. TROOPS AND EQUIPMENT HAVE BEEN FLOWN TO A BASE NEAR KANDAHAR. THE PENTAGON SAYS THE MARINES ARE THERE TO INTIMIDATE.

(SOT: GENERAL FRANKS)

"Their very presence does in fact provide pressure but I will not characterize the intent of them being there as a force to attack Khandahar. That simply is not the case."
TODAY -- IN MAZAR-E-SHARIF -- THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS BEGINS BURYING THE BODIES NOW SCATTERED ON THE GROUNDS OF A PRISON ... AFTER SEVERAL DAYS OF FIGHTING.
THE BATTLE STARTED WHEN CAPTURED SOLDIERS STAGED AN UPRISING AGAINST THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE.

(NAT)


AND IN GERMANY, AFGHAN LEADERS SIT THROUGH A SECOND DAY OF TALKS ... AS THEY TRY TO FORM A BROAD-BASED GOVERNMENT FOR AFGHANISTAN. ))







[Amtrak]


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


A threat prompted authorities to stop and search four Amtrak trains.
The trains were halted near Los Angeles, as well as cities in New Mexico, Colorado, and Missouri.
Bomb sniffing dogs were brought in, and all the trains were eventually allowed to leave.
Amtrak says the threat was against its Southwest Chief from Los Angeles to Chicago.
A spokeswoman says the company's having to be extra cautious because of the September eleventh attacks.


[11Airport-Park]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC10:43]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Reg. Airport]

The short term parking lot at Roanoke Regional Airport is once again open for business.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The lot opened at ten yesterday morning- It's been closed since the week of September eleventh.
But things will be different...
The airport' hired a commercial security provider to check every car that goes into the lot. They'll look for large items that may contain explosives. Officials say cleaning out your car before heading to the airport will help prevent delays. You can still park in the long term lot without going through security.
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[11Sterling]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC11:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The man who heads up Henry County's commerce office... apparently resigned from a similar job in South Carolina under pressure.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./October 25]


Wayne Sterling was the Chief of Staff for the South Carolina Commerce Department before coming to Henry County.
The Associated Press says Sterling resigned that position in September after an internal investigation questioned some spending from an account funded by private donations.
The investigation alleged that Sterling used money from the privately funded account for personal golf outings.

A spokesman for the South Carolina governor's office said the spending problems were resolved with the departures of Sterling and Communications Director Beth Braswell.
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[11Kennell]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Kennell]


The president of Downtown Roanoke, Incorporated has resigned.
Matt Kennell is taking a similar job in Columbia, South Carolina.
Kennell has been the head of Roanoke's downtown business group for seven years.

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The Roanoke Valley has landed another major softball tournament, one that will bring more than 300 teams to western Virginia next July.
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Salem, Roanoke County and Roanoke city will host The National Softball Association Girls Fast Pitch Class B World Series.
It will be the largest event of its kind that the Roanoke Valley has hosted.
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((CHARLIE HAMMERSLY/CITY OF SALEM: WE'RE ALL EXCITED ABOUT GETTING THIS TOURNAMENT. FOR ONE IT GIVES OUR GIRLS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY IN A NATIONAL TOURNAMENT AND TWO IT'S A GREAT ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR THE WHOLE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Hammersly/City of Salem;]
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[OUT Q=for the whole Roanoke Valley.]
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Tournament organizers estimate the players, coaches and their families will require more than 35- hundred hotel rooms during the week of July 13th.
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In sports, Cave Spring and Roanoke Catholic meet on the hardwood.. And in college hoops, Virginia Tech hosts East Carolina.
Steve Mason has the highlights.

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[Marketwatch]


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In business news, A weaker-than-expected consumer confidence report gave Wall Street another reason to sell yesterday.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((HOME SALES WERE A SURPRISE BRIGHT SPOT IN THE ECONOMY IN OCTOBER, WHILE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE UNEXPECTEDLY SLUMPED THIS MONTH. ANOTHER SIGN THAT THE U-S FACES A SLOW CLIMB OUT OF THE FIRST RECESSION IN A DECADE.

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DOW SANK 110 PONTS

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NASDAQ DIPPED 5

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THE LOWEST INTEREST RATES IN 30 YEARS HELPED HOME RESALES REBOUND IN OCTOBER, UP 5.5 PERCENT.
AT THE SAME TIME, RISING UNEMPLOYMENT AND MORE LAYOFFS SHOOK CONSUMER CONFIDENCE TO A 7 1/2 YEAR LOW.. IT'S FIFTH STRAIGHT MONTHLY DECLINE...BUT EXPECTATIONS FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS ROSE.. WHICH MEANS CONSUMERS ARE MORE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE.

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INTEL RALLIED AFTER THE CHIPMAKER'S CFO SAID HE IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE COMFORTABLE WITH PROFIT FORECASTS FOR THE QTR.
KMART IS STILL MIRED IN THE RED..POSTING ITS THIRD STRAIGHT UNPROFITABLE QTR..
AND NOKIA RANG UP LOSSES - THE COMPANY EXPECTS TO SELL FEWER CELL PHONES THAN EXPECTED NEXT YEAR.

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HOME DEPOT WAS THE BIGGEST DRAG ON THE DOW..SALES ARE GROWING MORE SLOWLY AND THE HOME IMPROVEMENT CHAIN WILL HOLD AN ANALYST MEETING THIS WEEK.

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AND A NUMBER OF STATES ARE STILL AGAINST THE MICROSOFT ANTITRUST DEAL. NINE STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL WILL TELL A FEDERAL JUDGE NEXT WEEK HOW THEY THINK MSFT SHOULD BE PUNISHED FOR ACTING AS AN ILLEGAL MONOPOLY.

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AND PUT MEDTRONIC ON YOUR STOCKS TO WATCH LIST... THE NO. 1 MEDICAL DEVICE MAKER SAID PROFIT WAS ON TARGET AND REVENUE WAS UP 15 PERCENT IN THE SECOND QTR.
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[11Neighborhood-Plan]


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Residents of a Northwest Roanoke neighborhood say they won't be forgotten.
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Some 70 people met last night with city officials... searching for ways to make the area around Saint Gerard's Catholic Church safer.
In January of this year, members of the Church were shaken by a shooting near the front door.
The incident left one man injured, and bullet holes in the building.
Church members and neighbors are now focusing on four areas... speeding traffic on Orange Avenue, poor lighting along residential streets, dilapidated housing, and what they see as a need for more community policing.
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((DEBRA FOON; THE POINTS THAT WE RAISED WITH THE OFFICIALS ARE POINTS THAT I KNOW ARE A CONCERN THROUGHOUT THE CITY, BUT WE FELT THAT WE WERE A FORGOTTEN COMMUNITY.))
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City officials and residents say last night's meeting was a success.
They'll meet again in January.
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In medical news, Doctor Dave Hnida has some new information concerning fish oil supplements.
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(( BUYER BEWARE WHEN IT COMES TO FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS.
CONSUMER-LAB-DOT-COM- ... A COMMERCIAL TESTING COMPANY ANALYZED 20 FISH OIL PRODUCTS AND FOUND SOME DID NOT CONTAIN WHAT THEIR LABELS SAID THEY CONTAINED,- THE GOOD NEWS IS NONE OF THE PRODUCTS CONTAINED MERCURY- A LONG TIME WORRY ABOUT THESE KINDS OF PRODUCTS

(THREE OF THE BRANDS THAT HAD THE LEVELS OF OMEGA THREE FATTY ACIDS

THEY CLAIMED INCLUDE: NUTRI-LITE OMEGA THREE/ PURITANS PRIDE SALMON OIL/ AND VITAMIN WORLD NATURAL FISH OIL.) (not in script but listed on company's web site)
IF YOURE A SMOKER AND YOU THINK SWITCHING TO A LOW TAR - PRODUCT WOULD BE BETTER FOR YOUR HEALTH- THINK AGAIN.
THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE SAYS SO-CALLED LIGHT CIGARETTES DO NOT LOWER THE RISK OF SMOKING- MAINLY BECAUSE PEOPLE SMOKE MORE OR INHALE MORE DEEPLY IN ORDER TO GET THEIR JOLT OF NICOTINE.
FINALLY TODAY- YOU MAY HAVE HEARD THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH DIABETES IS SKYROCKETING- AND A BIG PROBLEM WITH THIS IS MANY OF THOSE AFFECTED- DONT EVEN KNOW THEY HAVE THE DISEASE.
AND THIS MAY BE ESPECIALLY TRUE AMONG THE ELDERLY
A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL DIABETES CARE FINDS ABOUT 8% OF THOSE OVER THE AGE OF 70 HAD DIABETES- BUT DID NOT EVEN KNOW IT,
RESEARCHERS RECOMMEND SCREENING FOR DIABETES IN PEOPLE WHO ARE OVERWEIGHT, HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE- OR A FAMILY HISTORY OF THE DISEASE.
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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The Pentagon is assessing damage from U-S air strikes on a key Taliban compound.
But Taliban officials claim their leaders are safe and sound.
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New jobs are coming to a region that badly needs them--
K-B Toys has announced it'll add a customer- service call center to its distribution center in Pittsylvania County.


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And Southside authorities say they're making progress in cutting into the area's illegal drug trade.
Seven men were arrested for allegedly importing cocaine, marijuana, and meth-amphetamines.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, November 28th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.





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U-S military leaders are evaluating yesterday's bomb strikes on what's believed to be a key Taliban command center near Kandahar in Afghanistan.
A Taliban spokesman denies the group's top officials were injured in the attack.
Meanwhile, representatives of four Afghan factions resume discussions today in Germany on a future government for Afghanistan.
The groups are trying to agree on an interim, power-sharing government to succeed the Taliban.
All seem willing for the ex- Afghan king to play a role.
Jennifer Miller is in Washington D-C with the latest.
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(( AN AFGHAN SPOKESMAN CLAIMS THE TALIBAN'S SUPREME LEADER, MULLAH MOHAMMED OMAR, WAS NOT INJURED IN U.S. AIRSTRIKES ON A COMPOUND SOUTH OF KANDAHAR.
THE PENTAGON TARGETTED THE SITE AFTER RECEIVING INFORMATION IT WAS BEING USED BY SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE TALIBAN ... AND THE AL-QAIDA NETWORK.
U.S. FORCES HAVE ALSO IDENTIFIED MORE THAN 40 LOCATIONS WHERE OSAMA BIN LADEN'S FOLLOWERS MAY HAVE BEEN TESTING CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, OR NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
MEANWHILE -- MILITARY OFFICIALS ARE NARROWING THEIR SEARCH FOR BIN LADEN. ONE LIKELY SPOT -- AN AREA OF RUGGED TERRAIN STRETCHING FROM KABUL TO THE PAKISTANI BORDER.

(SOT: GENERAL TOMMY FRANKS/Central Command)

"Those are the places right now that we have been led to pay very close attention to."
MORE U.S. TROOPS AND EQUIPMENT HAVE BEEN FLOWN TO A BASE NEAR KANDAHAR. THE PENTAGON SAYS THE MARINES ARE THERE TO INTIMIDATE.

(SOT: GENERAL FRANKS)

"Their very presence does in fact provide pressure but I will not characterize the intent of them being there as a force to attack Khandahar. That simply is not the case."
TODAY -- IN MAZAR-E-SHARIF -- THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS BEGINS BURYING THE BODIES NOW SCATTERED ON THE GROUNDS OF A PRISON ... AFTER SEVERAL DAYS OF FIGHTING.
THE BATTLE STARTED WHEN CAPTURED SOLDIERS STAGED AN UPRISING AGAINST THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE.

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AND IN GERMANY, AFGHAN LEADERS SIT THROUGH A SECOND DAY OF TALKS ... AS THEY TRY TO FORM A BROAD-BASED GOVERNMENT FOR AFGHANISTAN. ))












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State Police say one eastbound lane of Route 460 in Bedford County has re-opened. Both lanes were blocked earlier this morning after a six wheel panel truck overturned around 4:15.
The accident happened near Route 681 which is between Thaxton and Bedford. State Police are investigating. We'll pass along any additional information as soon as it becomes available.

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Advance Auto is expected to make an official announcement today concerning a new facility in Roanoke.
The information was in an internal company memo yesterday.
Company insiders tell News 7 it's likely Advance will consolidate all of its Roanoke offices into one.
The Roanoke-based auto parts distributor currently runs managerial operations on Airport Road, Cross Roads Mall and near Valley View Mall.
Advance Auto has stores in 38 states and employees 28-thousand people.

[2-11Airport-Park]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=syo]
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Visitors to the Roanoke Regional Airport can once again park in the short term lot.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

It opened at ten yesterday morning. The lot's been closed since the week of September eleventh.
But things will be different...
The airports hired a commercial security provider to check every car that goes into the lot. They'll look for large items that may contain exlosives. Officials say cleaning out your car before heading to the airport will help prevent delays. You can still park in the long term lot without going through security.
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[GRAPHIC=NCAA Basketball generic]


In sports, The Tar Heels will try to avoid their first oh-and-three start in 73 YEARS when they take on Indiana in the A-C-C-Big Ten Challenge tonight. North Carolina's problems so far have centered on poor shooting and turnovers.
In stunning home losses to Hampton and Davidson -- teams that played zone defense the entire game -- the Tar Heels

have shot 35 percent and turned over the ball 36 times. Fans are anxious for a win, but Coach Matt Doherty would just like to see his team play better.
He says many of his players were jolted by the embarrassing upsets in the Smith Center. Now let's check the scoreboards.
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With the cold and flu season upon us, a new survey reveals that many parents know very little about a serious pediatric illness known as Respiratory Syncytial Virus or R-S-V.
The illness sends thousands of premature babies to the hospital this time of year.
(+++++++++)

[Take FS Early Years Board] In today's Early Year's segment, Mary Norton explains what R-S-V is and how it can be prevented.
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[TAKE FS PHONE NUMBER] For more information on R-S-V you can call 1-877-848-8512.
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Botetourt County deputies say there's no evidence that a fourth-grader brought a gun to school last week -- despite reports from her classmates.
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Three Colonial Elementary students told deputies that they saw the girl throw the gun into a dry creek bed behind the school.
The school notified sheriff's deputies on Monday.
They searched the area with metal detectors and found no weapons.
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((RONNIE SPRINKLE/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: WE HAVE SEVERAL CHILDREN SAYING THERE WAS A GUN THERE. WE HAVE NO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THE GUN WAS THERE OTHER THAN WHAT THE KIDS ARE TELLING US. WE DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS A REAL GUN, FAKE GUN, WHAT KIND OF GUN IT WAS AT THIS POINT.))
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The school's principal says students reported Wednesday that the gun was in the girl's bookbag.
School employees searched her belongings and found nothing.
Then, Monday, students said the gun was tossed behind the school.
The principal said yesterday the students were not sure whether they really SAW a gun.

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Southside authorities say they've put a major dent in illegal drug trading there .
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Yesterday, authorities announced the arrests of seven men on federal drug charges.
The suspects allegedly imported large amounts of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines into the state and distributed them to street level dealers.
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((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: OF COURSE WHEN YOU SHUT SOMETHING LIKE THIS DOWN, YOU'LL SHUT DOWN THAT TRAIL, PUT A STOPPING BLOCK TO WHERE THE DRUGS ARE GOING. SO WE FEEL LIKE WE'VE REALLY MADE AN IMPACT, IN FACT I KNOW WE'VE MADE AN IMPACT ON THIS AREA BY DOING THIS.))
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The arrests stem from a yearlong investigation by city, county and state police.
They also seized 260-thousand dollars in cash and 300-thousand dollars worth of drugs.
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In sports, Several U-V-A players make the All ACC football team.. And Virginia Tech is getting ready for the Miami Hurricanes.
Steve Mason and Mike Stevens team up for that report.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Advance Auto is expected to make an official announcement today concerning a new facility in Roanoke.
Company insiders tell News 7 it's likely Advance will consolidate all of its Roanoke offices into one.
The Roanoke-based auto parts distributor currently runs managerial operations on Airport Road, Cross Roads Mall and near Valley View Mall.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


In other business news, The KB Toys Distribution Center in Pittsylvania County will now double as a customer service call center.
The company made the announcement yesterday.
70 new hires will start immediately and up to 200 more jobs will be added over time.
KB plans to pay the new full-timers competitive wages.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Salem, Roanoke County and Roanoke City will host The National Softball Association Girls Fast Pitch Class B World Series. The tournament will bring more than 300 teams to the area next July.
It will be the largest event of its kind that the Roanoke Valley has hosted.


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