[Harrison]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


George Harrison, the Beatles' lead guitarist, has died after a lengthy battle with cancer.
The 58-year-old died Thursday in Los Angeles, with his wife and son at his side.
Drew Levinson reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Singing: All things must pass away]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 2:00]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=Drew Levinson, CBS News.]

((Natsnd (Harrison singing) All things must pass away
NARRATOR: Fans worldwide are "gently weeping" as George Harrison's guitar is silenced.
Harrison, and three other lads from Liverpool, took the world by storm when the Beatles invaded the music industry during the sixties.
Natsnd music
NARRATOR: Harrison was already a talented guitarist by the age of 15. He teamed up with Paul McCartney.. a school friend.. and together with John Lennon, and eventually, Ringo Starr, they became a pop group like no other before it.

SOT: (CLIP OF ED SULLIVAN) "Ladies and gentlemen...the Beatles... (5

sec)
The Fab Four dominated the music industry.. and the charts for years.

SOT: (CLIP OF GEORGE HARRISON) "We were tight...we were really tight as

friends". (6 sec)
Natsnd screaming, singing
A private man Harrison was known as the quiet Beatle. Although Lennon/McCartney compositions grabbed most of the headlines...George Harrison wrote many Beatles hits: (natsnd)
NARRATOR: When the Beatles "long and winding road' came to an end in 1970, Harrison went solo and produced seven gold albums. (music under of "My Sweet Lord") He became a movie producer in the late seventies and wrote his autobiography, titled "I, Me, Mine". A spiritual man attracted to eastern philosophies, Harrison was inspired by the music and teachings of East Indian musician Ravi Shankar, and the two formed a lifelong friendship.
NARRATOR: In 1999, Harrison kissed death when a man broke into his home, but it was a battle with cancer that eventually killed him. Harrison leaves behind his wife, Olivia ... their son, Dhani. .. and a treasure trove of melodies.. and memories...not bad for a "quiet" lad from Liverpool. Drew Levinson, CBS News.))

[War-Update]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Enduring Freedom]


Northern Alliance forces are closing in on the last Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan.
Rebel troops are poised to attack at the edge of Kandahar.
But Taliban leaders are vowing the city won't fall without a fight.
Jennifer Miller has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The battle has now]
[SUPER=143-Afghanistan;]
[SUPER=141-John Stufflebeem/Pentagon Spokesman;]
[SUPER=141-Haji Zaman/Military Commander;]
[SUPER=141-Jennifer Miller/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=Jennifer Miller, CBS News.]

(((nats..bombing or warplanes)
THE BATTLE HAS NOW BEGUN....
THOSE WORDS THIS MORNING, FROM SUPREME TALIBAN COMMANDER MULLAH OMAR.
...WHO'S CALLING ON TALIBAN TROOPS TO FIGHT TO THE FINISH.

(nats..bombing)

TODAY, JUST ONE TALIBAN STRONGHOLD REMAINS, IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN. AND WITH MARINES AND GROUND FORCES CLOSING IN ON KANDAHAR, THE TALIBAN IS RUNNING OUT OF OPTIONS.
(SOT - REAR ADMIRAL JOHN STUFFLEBEEM/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN...

There are commanders who are negotiating for surrender of their forces, there are others who might take mullah omar's orders literally, and intend to dig in defensively, and fight to the death.)

(nats..fighting)

U-S COMMANDERS KNOW, THE BEST WAY TO AVOID A BLOODY BATTLE, IS TO TAKE OUT MULLAH OMAR. BUT SO FAR, AIR STRIKES HAVE MISSED.

(nats..marines)

THE PENTAGON IS CREATING A MIX OF GROUND AND AIR FORCES, DESIGNED TO SMOKE TERRORIST LEADERS OUT OF THEIR CAVES. WITH OSAMA BIN LADEN, STILL IN HIDING, AMERICAN FORCES ARE FOCUSING ON THE MOUNTAINS OF TORAH BORAH - THE TALIBAN'S LAST OUTPOST IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN.

SOT - HAJI ZAMAN/MILITARY COMMANDER)

"Do you think osama bin laden himself is there?..um, i think so."

(nats..president bush)

AT THE WHITE HOUSE, PRESIDENT BUSH IS FOCUSING ON HOW TO BEST PUNISH TERRORISTS. ...DEFENDING PLANS FOR MILITARY COURT TRIALS, OF FOREIGN TERROR SUSPECTS.

(SOT - PRESIDENT BUSH - 15:21:28 "We will act with fairness, and we will

deliver justice, which is far more than terrorists grant to victims.")
JENNIFER MILLER/STAND-UP CLOSE.)

[11Post-Office]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC16:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Blacksburg officials say the town's main post office will re-open this morning after a suspicious substance tests NOT harmful.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The University City Boulevard facility was closed yesterday morning when a beige, granular substance was found in two different locations. Officials called in a State Hazmat expert and suspended all mail delivery.
(///////SOT////////)
[SOT 42:18:07/45:20:23]
[IN Q=all the town of]

((HEATHER BROWNING/TOWN OF BLACKSBURG SPOKESWOMAN; ALL THE TOWN OF BLACKSBURG ALL THE VIRGINIA TECH CAMPUS AND A PORTION OF THE COUNTY AS WELL SO YOUR LOOKING AT APPROXIMATELY 50-THOUSAND, POSSIBLE 55-THOUSAND PEOPLE IN TOWN THAT WON'T BE RECEIVING MAIL TODAY.)) ((KAREN MOST/POSTAL CUSTOMER; I GUESS ITS IMPORTANT ENOUGH BECAUSE WE WANT EVERYONE TO BE SAFE BUT IT'S FRUSTRATING. IT MAKES ME KINDA MAD, THAT YOU KNOW, EVEN IN SMALL TOWN BLACKSBURG WERE GOING THROUGH THIS, WHICH I DIDN'T EXPECT.))
[SUPER=01-Heather Browning/Town of Blacksburg Spokeswoman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Karen Most/Postal Customer; :11]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=which i didn't expect.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Test results don't identify exactly what the beige substance is. Officials say a U-S Postal Inspector and the FBI will investigate the possibility that someone may have placed it there as a hoax.
(-------------)



[11Cox-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC21:10]
[GRAPHIC=Cox Communications]


Cox-At-Home high speed Internet Customers won't have to worry about losing Internet service all together... but they may have to switch to dial-up service for a while.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A federal bankruptcy court judge may kick "At Home" off-line tonight at midnight.
If that happens, Cox customers will be switched to dial-up service until Cox gets its own high-speed network up and running in mid-December.
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


Customers should check their e-mail and download the necessary software, and call Cox with any problems.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=That's good news]

((MIKE PEDELTY/COX CABLE; THAT IS GOOD NEWS BECAUSE THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW PLACES.. THIS IS UNIQUE TO HAVE A TIER ONE CALL CENTER RIGHT HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Pedelty/Cox Cable;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=our community.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Cox says customers won't be charged for the dial-up service and will be re-imbursed for a majority of their dial-up expenses.
(------------)



[11Westvaco]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC1:56:59]
[GRAPHIC=Westvaco]

In business news this morning, union workers at Westvaco's Covington mill overwhelmingly rejected the company's latest contract offer on Tuesday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - 14.5]
[SUPER=03-Covington;]

88 percent of the more than one-thousand hourly workers rejected the contract. At issue are retirement benefits, wages, and random drug testing. Union officials say they want the same package for their workers that management at Westvaco receives.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 20:33:25WED/19:55:02THU]
[IN Q=We know that their benefits...]

((RON BROWN/PACE LOCAL 675 PRESIDENT; WE KNOW THAT THEIR BENEFITS, THEY HAVE A PERCENTAGE OF EARNINGS PLAN THAT GIVES THEM SIGNIFICANTLY MORE RETIREMENT INCOME THAN WE HAVE. WE ASKED TO USE THE SAME FORMULA THEY DID, THEY SAID NO, YOU DON'T DESERVE THAT.)) ((TOM JEWELL/WESTVACO; WE FEEL LIKE WE EXTENDED A VERY FAIR OFFER TO OUR EMPLOYEES, ONE THAT IS COMPETITIVE. WE'VE MADE SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES IN THEIR PENSION BENEFITS, WHICH IS SOMETHING OUR EMPLOYEES ASKED FOR.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Brown/PACE Local 675 President; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Jewell/Westvaco; :15]
[RUNS=27]
[OUT Q=something our employees asked for.]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT - :12]

So far, there is no date set for the contract talks to resume. The workers' contract expires tomorrow. Union officials say even though they are considering it, there are no plans to strike in the near future.
(-------------)



[1st-Business]


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


In other business news, stores are offering discounts in an effort to lure holiday shoppers.
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=1:18]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]

(( GOOD MORNING THIS FRIDAY THE 30TH OF NOVEMBER.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
------------------------


WITH SEARS SELLING TELEVISIONS FOR $70.. AND STORES SELLING SWEATERS AT HALF PRICE... DISCOUNTS CONTINUE TO BE AS PLENTIFUL AS MISTLETOE AND TINSEL
.. THIS WEEKEND J.C. PENNEY WILL PASS OUT CHOCOLATE BARS WITH WRAPPERS CONTAINING DISCOUNT COUPONS WORTH 20 TO 30 PERCENT OFF STORE MERCHANDISE.
SEARS WILL HAVE EARLY BIRD DOOR BUSTERS LIKE $49 VCR'S.
GAP.. IS OFFERING 15% COUPONS ON PURCHASES OVER $100.
--------------------------


SOME PLAY THINGS ARE BECOMING SCARCE.
THE DROP IN CONSUMER SPENDING PROMPTED RETAILERS TO BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS WHEN ORDERING. SO,TOY SHORTAGES ARE CROPPING UP ABOUT TEN DAYS EARLIER.
HARRY POTTER'' MOVIE AND MONSTERS INC.' ITEMS ' ARE ALREADY SELLING OUT, AND SO ARE OTHER TOYS INCLUDING INTERACTIVE EDUCATIONAL GAME LEAP-PAD, THE SHRINKY-DINK OVEN, AND E-KARA, A KARAOKE SET.
--------------------------


NO MATTER WHO YOU USE.. IT'S GOING TO COST MORE TO SEND YOUR BUSINESS SHIPMENT NEXT YEAR..
AIRBORNE EXPRESS HAS JOINED U-P-S- AND FEDEX WITH A 2002 RATE HIKE. UP ABOUT 4 PERCENT. EARLIER, FEDEX PRICES WENT UP 3AND A HALF PERCENT, AND U-P-S FOUR.
--------------------------


WHILE ENRON CONTINUED ITS FREEFALL.. STOCKS CHUGGED HIGHER THURSDAY AFTER TECH COMPANIES OFFERED SOME UPBEAT FORECASTS.
TODAY REACTION TO PRELIMINARY 3RD QUARTER GDP DATA.
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO.. THERE WAS SOME COLLAPSE OF FIRMNESS IN TECH ISSUES LIKE SONY.
--------------------------


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


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[5-Best-Toys]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-10 1:06:52]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Shopping for toys requires a lot more than just picking out the hottest item.
Making sure the toy is safe and age appropriate could have a bigger impact than you might think. Some Virginia Tech students learned that first hand. They were given the challenge of picking out the best toys. As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us, the students found that the most expensive and electronic toys aren't always the best option for children.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=One of the first things]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;00]
[SUPER=01-Cosby Rogers/Human Development Associate Professor;20]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Giusti/Virginia Tech Student;1:20]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
One of the first things these Human Development students learned was the best toys --aren't always the most advertised.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT2:32:27]
[IN Q=You have to look aroudn more to find]

((YOU HAVE TO LOOK AROUND MORE TO FIND THAT ARE MORE BENEFICIAL FOR THEM)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=for them]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT2:29:05]
[IN Q=I think a lot of toys]

((I THINK A LOT TOYS DON'T CHALLENGE KIDS)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=don't challenge kids]


Associate Professor Cosby Rogers says parents should realize that toys are critical to a child's development.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT2:25:16]
[IN Q=Play is the most effective way]

(( PLAY IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO LEARN BECAUSE WAY TO LEARN BECAUSE WE INTEGRATE PROBLEM SOLVING --AND WE'RE ABLE TO CALL BACK THAT PROBLEM SOLVING AND GENERATE IT TO OTHER EXPERIENCES)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=and generate it to other experiences]


For example --here are some options -- for children birth to one year -crib or floor gyms, soft toys, and musical instruments are age appropriate. For kids 1 to 3 --balls, blocks, play household items and puzzles are good options. For children 3 to 9 --a tricycle or bicycle, skates or tape players are recommended. And young people ages 9 to 12, remote control vehicles , board games and electronic games would be both fun and suitable.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT2:21:48]
[IN Q=The more the toy can do]

((THE MORE THE TOY CAN DO THE LESS THERE IS FOR THE CHILD TO DO--SO THE ELECTRONIC GAMES --OFTEN WHAT WE'RE GETTING IS A LESSON IN HOW TO USE A BATTERY)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=that's about it]


The students advice to parents -listen to your children but choose very wisely.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT2:33:04]
[IN Q=If you have young kids I would say]

((YOU HAVE YOUNG KIDS I WOULD SAY FOCUS ON SAFETY AND MATURING MENTAL PRODUCTS --LIKE LEARNING ACTIVITIES --SPELLING BEES ,PUZZLES)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=spelling, bees, puzzles.]))
[ANCHOR=Marya]
[SS=HOLD]


The students actually did buy some of the toys --which they donated to the Montgomery County Christmas store.

(Marya tosses to bump)

News 7 Mornin' will be right back.
[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]





[2Headlines]
[SUPER=#4050; HEADLINE BANNER]
[ANCHOR=Marya]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


Beatle George Harrison's guitar will "gently weep" no more... the lead guitarist has lost his long battle with cancer.
(----------------)
[Anchor=Marya]
[SS=none]


And Blacksburg's main post office is open again -- after a "suspicious subtance" found there yesterday is declared safe.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


Your Friday begins with us... next.[11Anthrax-Hoax]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC14:11]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax Scare]


He's already on the F-B-I's most wanted list.
Now he's suspected of sending Anthrax Hoax letters to abortion clinics around the country.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Attorney General John Ashcroft says Clayton Lee (Wagner) Waagner claimed responsibility for sending the letters in October and November.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October]


Planned Parenthood clinics in Roanoke, Lynchburg and Charlottesville all received similar hoaxes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:36:40]
[IN Q=The department]

((JOHN ASHCROFT/U. S. ATTORNEY GENERAL; THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CONSIDERS WAAGNER'S THREATS AND ALL ANTHRAX HOAXES TO BE SERIOUS VIOLATIONS OF FEDERAL LAW.))
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/U. S. Attorney General]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=of federal law.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Marya]
[SS=HOLD]


Waagner described himself as an anti-abortion warrior.

[11Foreign-Students]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC1:42:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


According to school officials, changes in international student visa procedures won't reduce Virginia Tech enrollment numbers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :14.5]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Graduate School Dean Joe Merola says the foreign student population at Tech has been climbing since 19-97. Currently there are 2-thousand 87 enrolled. But because of September 11th, the visa system is undergoing changes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 46:13:02]
[IN Q=there are]

((JOSEPH MEROLA/VT GRADUATE SCHOOL ACTING DEAN; THERE ARE SOME IMMEDIATE EFFECTS THAT WE WILL SEE FOR EXAMPLE THERE WILL BE LONGER BACKGROUND CHECKS ON COUNTRIES THAT ARE SPECIFICALLY NOTED AS HARBORING TERRORISTS.))
[SUPER=01-Joseph Merola/Virginia Tech Graduate School;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=harboring terrorists.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Merola says it will take those students longer to obtain visas...so Tech' s application and acceptance deadlines will have to be met sooner. He says the visa system is also becoming computerized to keep better track of students.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Wall Street rebounded yesterday from Wednesday losses.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]
(on cam)

((WE SAW GREEN ARROWS ON WALL STREET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THREE DAYS THANKS TO GOOD NEWS ON THE WARFRONT AND MIXED NEWS ON THE ECONOMY

(graphic)

THE DOW SPRINTED 117 POINTS

(graphic)

AND THE NASDAQ RALLIED 45 , LED BY CISCO SYSTEMS AND MICROSOFT.

(on cam)

AND 30 YR MORTAGE RATES ARE BACK ABOVE 7 PERCENT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE JULY...

(graphic)

FREDDIE MAC REPORTS THAT THE AVERAGE RATE ON A 30 YR FIXED RATE LOAN IS AT 7-02 PERCENT THIS WEEK, A JUMP OF JUST OVER A QUARTER PERCENT.. FIFTEEN YEAR RATES... POPULAR WITH REFINANCERS..ROSE TO 6.53 FROM 6.24 LAST WEEK.

(on cam)

ANALYSTS SAY THIS MAY SLOW HOME SALES AND REFINANCINGS.

(graphic)

WALL STREET CONTINUES TO WATCH ENRON... THE ENERGY GIANT IS SAID TO BE ON THE BRINK OF BANKRUTPCY AFTER RIVAL DYNEGY SCUTTLED PLANS EARLIER THIS WEEKT TO BUY THE COMPANY. THE FILING WOULD BE THE LARGEST BANKRUPTCY REORGANIZATION IN HISTORY.. TOPPING TEXACO'S RECORD 36-BILLION DOLLAR CASE BACK IN 1987.

(on cam)

WITH THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON IN FULL SWING, NINTENDO SAYS ITS NEW GAME CUBE CONSOLE IS HITTING THE JACKPOT IN NORTH AMERICA.DURING ITS FIST WEEK ON THE MARKET HERE, NINTENDO SHIPPED 740 THOUSAND UNITSE OF GAMECUBE.. NEARLY TWICE THAT OF MSFT'S XBOX AND AT LEAST 25 PERCENT FASTER THAN THE LAUNCH OF SONY'S PLAYSTATION 2 LAST YEAR.

(graphic)

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

(on cam)

AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NY.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[11Waid-Elementary]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-48 TC1:30:56]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Something stinks at one Rocky Mount school.
Last night, concerned parents came out to ask whether that strange odor is a health risk to their children.
Justin McLeod tell us what the problem may be and the plan to fix it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of Meeting]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Oakes/Facilities Director; :35]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Jan Stonneman/Parent; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=News 7, Franklin County]

((((NAT SOUND OF MEETING))
More than fifty concerned parents turned out for a meeting at Lee Waid Elementary school Thursday night.
The purpose?
To determine the source of a strange odor in the school.
[SOT 17:58:33]
[IN Q=Its just a really]

((LISA LEVISY/PARENT: ITS JUST A REALLY STRONG ODOR. ITS TIMES ITS OVERWHELMING.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=its overwhelming]


So overwhelming some kids have developed headaches or become nauseous.
At times, the problem has forced school administrators to move kids out of affected classrooms.
Four weeks ago, maintenance workers determined the problem is probably coming from this bathroom.
[SOT 17:46:39]
[IN Q=We entered some tunnels]

((STEVE OAKES/FACILITIES DIRECTOR: WE ENTERED SOME TUNNELS BENEATH THE SCHOOL AND FOUND SOME LEAKING SEWAGE AND CONDENSATE PIPES.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=condescend pipes]


So school officials closed off the bathroom and prepared to fix the pipes.
But then another problem popped up, workers discovered pipes leading to the sewage line are covered in absestos.
[SOT 17:46:04]
[IN Q=The Franklin County Board]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RECENTLY ALLOCATED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE ABSESTOS. THAT WORK BEGAN LAST WEEK AND SHOULD BE COMPLETED SOMETIME NEXT WEEK. FROM THERE WORKERS WILL ADD THEN NEW PIPING AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS HOPE THAT WILL TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM FOR GOOD.)) [Runs15]
[OUT Q=problem for good]


School officials told parents the work should be completed by January first.
But many parents still have more questions than answers.
[SOT 17:57:38]
[IN Q=I think my concern]

((JAN STONNEMAN/PARENT: I THINK MY CONCERN IS THE AIR THAT MY SON IS BREATHING HERE IN THE SCHOOL SAFE. AND IF NOT, ARE THEY GOING TO DO SOME AIR TESTING.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=air testing]


The Health Department has determined the odor is no health risk.
Even so, administrators have agreed to conduct more air testing and then share those results with parents.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Franklin County.))


(Marya tosses to bump) News 7 Mornin' will be right back. [bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #8]



[3-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The man known to fans as the "quiet Beetle" has lost his battle with cancer.
Fab Four lead guitarist George Harrison died yesterday in Los Angeles.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Taliban commanders are promising a fight to the finish, as rebel forces close in on the last Taliban stronghold of Kandahar.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Cox At-Home high speed Internet Customers may notice a change in their service tonight.
A federal bankruptcy court judge may kick the service off-line tonight at midnight.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, November 30th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[11Visitors-Center]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC1:57:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Thousands of people are flocking to the D-Day Memorial. Now Bedford city and county officials want them know to know what else the area has to offer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


A ribbon-cutting ceremony helped dedicate the area's new visitors center on Route 122 near the entrance to the Memorial.
Tourists will be able to get information on dozens of area attractions, hotels and restaurants.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:16:40]
[IN Q=This location]

((NANCI DRAKE/TOURISM DIRECTOR: THIS LOCATION, BEING RIGHT ON 460 IS VERY HELPFUL TO US AS WELL AS BEING RIGHT HERE AT THE MEMORIAL. AND SO WE'LL BE ABLE TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT OTHER ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA, NOT ONLY HERE IN BEDFORD BUT HERE IN THE REGION.))
[SUPER=01-Nanci Drake/Tourism Director]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=here in the region.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The center is just temporary.. construction on a much larger facility will get underway sometime next year. (------------)