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A tanker carrying millions of gallons of oil sinks off the coast of Spain--
Environmentalists are calling it a "time bomb at the bottom of the sea."
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And a man linked to a terrorist group is released from the Roanoke City Jail after finding a legal loop- hole.


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After some morning showers and patchy freezing rain...drier air's heading our way...I'll have your forecast...
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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A tanker carrying 20- million gallons of oil sinks to the ocean floor.
Officials say it could turn out to be much worse than the Exxon Valdez disaster--
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Oil is covering beaches in Spain, and scores of animals are covered in sludge after a tanker spill.
Drew Levinson has details.
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COURTESY: "Atlas News/Tel5 Exclusive" (over tanker pix) IT IS A CATASTROPHY IN THE MAKING--AS A TANKER OFF THE COAST OF SPAIN BROKE APART AND FINALLY SANK TODAY.
IF THE STORAGE COMPARTMENTS BURST --MORE THAN 20 MILLION GALLONS OF OIL COULD SPILL INTO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.

SOT: FRANCIS SULLIVAN/WORLD WILDLIFE FUND

"WE ARE LOOKING AT AN ECOLOGICAL DISASTER UNPRECEDENTED IN RECENT HISTORY."
THE BAHAMIAN FLAGGED TANKER KNOWN AS PRESTIGE RAN INTO TROUBLE ALMOST A WEEK AGO DURING A VIOLENT STORM. IT'S CARGO IS NEARLY TWICE THE SIZE OF THE INFAMOUS EXXON VALDEZ--THAT SHIP DEVASTATED THE ALASKAN COAST WITH A SPILL BACK IN 1989.

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THE PRESTIGE HAS ALREADY LEAKED ABOUT 800,000 GALLONS OF OIL...THREATENING LUCRATIVE FISHING GROUNDS OFF THE NORTHWEST COAST OF SPAIN. SOME OIL HAS WASHED ASHORE...CAUSING HARM TO BEACHES AND ANIMALS.

SOT: DR. IAN WHITE INTERNATIONAL TANK OWNERS POLLUTION FEDERATION

"BIRDS ARE ALWAYS AT RISK FROM OIL SPILLS. THEIR FEATHERS GET COATED IN OIL, THEY CAN'T FEED, THEY CAN'T FLY."
NOW THE PRESTIGE HAS SANK , NO ONE IS CERTAIN WHETHER THE STORAGE COMPARTMENTS WILL HOLD. THERE'S A CHANCE... THE TANKS WILL SETTLE ON THE BOTTOM...BUT IF THEY BREAK..OFFICIALS WILL BE FACING ONE OF THE WORST ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS OF ALL TIME.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS))

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It's a promise that could prevent war, if it's kept--
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says Iraq vows to meet a December 8th deadline for declaring if it has any weapons of mass destruction.
U-N weapons inspectors have been meeting with Iraqi officials to discuss how and when their work will resume.
Mark Phillips reports.
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The point of this advance party of UN inspectors is to see if these inspections will really be different from the last time. And Hans Blix has been making the diplomatic rounds trying turn promises of cooperation into reality.

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Before the inspecting, the talking. Hans Blix -- head of the UN inspection --on his way to another series of meetings this morning....laying the groundwork for the inspection process which is due to begin in a little over a weel's time.
The general principles contained in the UN resolution are already established -- unrestricted instant access to whereever the inspectors want to go...but the history of Iraqi compliance in the past is that their idea of unrestricted usually involves some restriction. Blix's mission is to somehow get the Iraqis to change the habit of a lifetime.

(SOT UNITED NATIONS MONITORING, VERIFICATION AND

INSPECTION COMMISSION (UNMOVIC) INFORMATION OFFICER, EWEN BUCHANAN) PRESIDENT BUSH'S SPEECH WHEN HE CAME TO THE UNITED NATIONS, I THINK THAT HAS MADE THINGS CHANGE. I MEAN NOW AS I MENTIONED BEFORE WE HAVE THIS STRONG GOOD RESOLUTION BEHIND US AND I THINK THAT DOES WARN IRAQ THAT WE CANNOT GO BACK TO THE OLD GAMES OF CAT AND MOUSE OF THE PAST BECUCASE THE SECURITY COUNCIL WON'T STAND FOR IT.

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The atmosphere, which Hans Blix has already described as tense -- is not being helped by increasing confrontations in the no-fly zones being enforced by the US and Britain. Twice so far this week coalition aircraft have fired back at Iraqi air defense installations they say opened up on them.

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Thus far Hans Blix says the Iraqis are being cooperative but everybody knows the real test won't come until the real inspections start. MP CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD))

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Attorneys representing the 17- year- old accused in the sniper shootings will return to a Fairfax County courtoom today.
They'll be at a hearing later this afternoon to deal with four un-specified motions.
John Lee Malvo faces a capital murder charge in the October 14th shooting of F-B-I analyst Linda Franklin outside a Home Depot store.

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A man federal authorities linked to an Islamic terrorist group was set free yesterday after he pointed out a legal error in the case against him.
Twenty-eight-year-old (bih-LAHL') Bilal Benu left Roanoke City Jail after spending close to a year in custody.
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Federal prosecutor Tom Bondurant asked a judge in Lynchburg to dismiss charges that Benu bought firearms and ammunition.
Prosecutors said a previous drug conviction meant he could not LEGALLY buy guns.
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Roanoke attorney Tony Anderson said that just because Benu was charged, that doesn't mean he's guilty.

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A 26 year old man was murdered in Campbell County yesterday afternoon.
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Sheriff's officials say Teon Harvey was killed in the town of Brookneal around two. Authorities have arrested a suspect. 29-year old Vince Adams is charged with murder and use of a firearm.
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Officials haven't released any other details on what may have led up the murder.

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With the prospect of more state budget cuts, the chairman of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors says the county desperately needs new sources of revenue.
Today, Butch Church said the county should have the ability to levy a tobacco tax.
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Church delivered his State of the County Address to members of the Regional Chamber of Commerce this morning.
He said the county's finances are currently on solid ground... but with more state cuts on the horizon, Church says it is difficult to plan for the future.
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((BUTCH CHURCH/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I GUESS WE ARE GETTING TO THE STATE OF REALITY SHOCK. WE KNOW THAT IT'S NOT GOING TO COME FROM RICHMOND THAT WE'RE GOING TO GET MORE MONEY, WE'RE GOING TO GET LESS. SO WE'VE GOT TO BE CREATIVE. I THINK THAT WE'LL FIND SUPPORT IN RICHMOND, I SURE HOPE SO.))
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Church also called for more regional cooperation in rescue services, so that the closest unit would always respond to a medical emergency regardless of jurisdictional lines.
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A new study is looking at the nation's hospice care system.
After this break, we will see what it had say about Virginia.
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But first, more than 200 people are left homeless after a devastating apartment house fire.
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Fire forced about 200 people out of bed early this morning in New York City's Harlem--
Now they're homeless.
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The blaze spread through this seven- story apartment building.
Fire officials say careless smoking sparked the fire, which started in a fourth- floor unit.
Officials say three residents suffered minor injuries, including 104- year- old woman.
10- firefighters were also injured, most of them suffering burns and bruises.
Officials say water and fire damage have made the entire building un-livable.
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A report says terminally ill patients are spending fewer of their last days in hospice care.
The study says more people are turning to care especially focused on the needs of the dying.
But most are entering closer to the time of death.
Patients spent an average of 70 days in hospice care in 19-83.
By 19-98, 28 percent of patients were enrolled for one week or less.
Recent studies have found it is harder to predict remaining life expectancy with certain diseases.
Meanwhile, another study recently gave most states a failing grade when it comes to end of life care.
Jennifer Wishon has more on how Virginia fared.
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(( Linda Royal has been working with hospice services for more than 20 years and says the industry has improved greatly.
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((LINDA ROYAL/CARILION HOSPICE SERVICES: WE STARTED OUT AS PIONEERS IN HOME CARE, HOME HEALTHS WEREN'T EVEN OPEN IN ROANOKE WHEN WE STARTED DOING HOSPICE CARE SO WE'VE LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT. THERE'S VERY LITTLE WE CAN'T TAKE CARE OF IN THE HOME COMPARED TO THE HOSPITALS. ))
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((NATS: WE'VE GOT A LOT OF WORK TO DO, BUT YEAH I THINK AMERICAN'S ARE IN A LOT OF DENIAL.))
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In the first ever report card for end of life care Virginia didn't pass with high marks.
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((SUE MOORE/GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPICE: ABOUT 70 TO 80 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION SAYS THEY'D LIKE TO DIE AT HOME, 80 PERCENT OF US ARE GOING TO DIE IN AN INSTITUTION SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT DISCONNECT... WHAT WE WANT AND WHAT WE HAVE THEN VIRGINIA, ALONG WITH A LOT OF OTHER STATES, APPEARS TO BE GETTING A BELOW PASSING GRADE ON THAT LEVEL.))
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((WE WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO SAY TO PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY, WE GUARANTEE YOU WON'T DIE IN PAIN. WE CAN'T DO THAT. IT'S NOT THAT WE DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT DRUGS, THEY'RE OUT THERE AND OTHER THERAPIES. IT'S JUST THAT PEOPLE DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE THEM, PEOPLE WHO ARE TAKING CARE OF PATIENTS WHO ARE DYING.))
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Moore says it's important for patients to take control of their health. They should write an advance directive and speak to their family about what they want. They should also discuss treatment options with their physician. However, she says the report serves as a good resource because it gives organizations specific goals to work towards.


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((I THINK THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WE CAN FIX THIS. THIS IS NOT AN INSURMOUNTABLE PROBLEM THAT 25 YEARS FROM NOW WE SHOULD STILL BE TALKING ABOUT.))
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And while the study measured usage of end of life services it didn't measure quality. Both Royal and Moore say there are four hospice organizations in the Roanoke valley alone ready to help terminal patients and their families through the final celebration of life. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))
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Hollywood has lost one of its
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favorite tough guy actors. James Coburn has passed away at the age of 74.
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He was one of the great movie tough- guys.
Actor James Coburn died yesterday of a heart attack, leaving behind a wife and family, and a film career that spanned four decades.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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(( pkge: TALL AND LEAN WITH A DISTINCT VOICEJAMES COBURN FIRST MADE HIS MARK AS A FIGHTER IN "THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN."

NAT-SOT-FILM CLIP

"that's the greatest shot I've ever seen! The worst! I was aiming at the horse."
AFTER A SERIES OF ACTION FILMS COBURN PLAYED SIDEKICKS AND VILLAINSTHEN, IN THE LATE SIXTIES, HE SPOOFED JAMES BOND IN "OUR MAN FLINT" AND "IN LIKE FLINT.

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BORN IN LAUREL, NEBRASKA IN 1928, COBURN WAS FORCED TO STOP ACTING IN HIS LATER YEARS BECAUSE OF SEVERE ARTHRITIS.

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I couldn't walk. I mean I could walk but it was so painful, and then just standing up was dreadful.'

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EVENTUALLY OVERCOMING HIS DISABILITY, IN 1998,COBURN TURNED-OUT WHAT MANY CRITICS THINK WAS HIS BEST PERFORMANCE AS AN ABUSIVE FATHER IN "AFFLICTION." THE PART WON HIM HIS FIRST OSCAR.

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I don't feel anything. It's like a sensation, just drifting down, and when somebody says 'james coburn' ..oh really, hi, thanks a lot and all of that.
COBURN SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK, AT HOME, WHILE LISTENING TO MUSIC. HIS MANAGER SAYS HE DIED IN HIS WIFE'S ARMS. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS HOLLYWOOD. ))

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If you're busy planning for Thanksgiving next week-- here's something else to keep in mind.
This year's holiday shopping season is the shortest since 19-96-- with just 26 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
But it doesn't have to be a stressful time--
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Professional organizer and author Julie Morgenstern joins us via satellite with some advice.
Good Afternoon, Julie.
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(I got a REALLY early start to my holiday shopping this year, which is unusual.


How early SHOULD people start?)

(The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is normally pretty stressful EVERY year-- Why is it so stressful getting

ready for the holiday?)

(What are some common mistakes people make while shopping during the holiday season?)



(You're known as a "professional organizer"-- do you have some advice on time management for those of us who are less o

rganized?)

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Thanks for talking with us today, Julie.

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 13 points. The NASDAQ has lost 14.

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Coming up in sports, another quarterback injury... but this one hits closer to home.
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And, Virginia Tech gears up for its big rivalry against West Virginia this week.
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The number one team all season long in Friday Football Extra's Super 7 poll will most likely play this Friday night's regional championship game without its top player - Jacob Phillips.
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The junior quarterback, who is a two- time player of the week, broke a finger in the third quarter of last Friday night's game.
But he managed to stay in the game. Late in the fourth quarter, he collided with a teammate, cracked a rib, and suffered a partially- collapsed lung. 40 percent of the lung had collapsed by the time he reached the UVa medical center. Yesterday News 7 Sports spoke to Jacob and his father. He is still in the hospital.
While doctors hope to remove the tube from his lung today, they want him to have an MRI exam in the chest area to make sure there is no further damage.
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Tech- and West Virginia renew their border war Wednesday night in Blacksburg. The Mountaineers haven't won at Lane Stadium in a decade - but Mike Stevens says that means nothing to the Hokies.
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