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Monday, November 18, 2013

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12 OPEN
    COMING UP ON EYEWITNESS NEWS...A MAN BADLY BEATEN IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON EARLIER THIS YEAR IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THE ATTACK.

    HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY!

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12 OPEN 2
    THEN, WORK ON THE PLACE FOR PEOPLE BATTLING CANCER CONTINUES.

    THE SPECIAL CEREMONY MARKING A MAJOR MILESTONE IN THE PROJECT THAT TOOK PLACE THIS MORNING.

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WX OPEN
    DOUG PITCHES TO WEATHER GRAPHICS

    BE SPECIFIC ON DELIVERING A PROMISE!

    I'LL TELL YOU WHEN THE SHOWERS WILL START

    WHICH AREAS WILL SEE RAIN

    AND WHICH COUNTIES WON'T SEE A DROP.

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WELCOME
    GOOD AFTERNOON, I'M JENIFER MCANDREWS. WELCOME TO EYEWITNESS NEWS.

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SPARKS TO PLEA
    A MINGO COUNTY LAWYER IS EXPECTED TO PLED GUILTY TO HIS PART IN AN ELABORATE SCHEME THIS AFTERNOON.

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PMC@KIOSK
    EYEWITNESS NEWS ANCHOR PATRICK MCMURTRY JOINS US LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH MORE ON THIS...PATRICK.

    FORMER COUNTY PROSECUTOR MICHAEL SPARKS IS ACCUSED IN A SCHEME TO PROTECT FORMER SHERIFF EUGENE CRUM FROM BEING EXPOSED ABOUT A DRUG DEAL.

    PROSECUTORS SAY SPARKS, FORMER COMMISSIONER DAVID BAISDEN..AND FORMER CIRCUIT JUDGE MICHAEL THORNSBURY...OFFERED A LIGHTER SENTENCE IF THE DRUG DEALER FIRED HIS LAWYER AND HIRED ONE THEY PREFERRED.

    SPARKS IS EXPECTED TO PLEAD GUILTY TO ONE FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION CHARGE

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PMC@KIOSK
    REPORTING LIVE IN THE STUDIO, PATRICK MCMURTRY, EYEWITNESS NEWS.

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HERNSHAW ARREST
    A THIRD MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH A SHOOTING AND HOME INVASION IN HERNSHAW.

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G HERNSHAW ARREST
    KEVIN WALTON IS CHARGED WITH ARMED ROBBERY.

    ZACHARIAH WOODSON AND DEMETRAN GRAY ARE ALSO CHARGED WITH THE CRIME.

    THE VICTIM SAYS THE THREE MEN FORCED THEIR WAY INTO HIS HOUSE IN LENS CREEK, WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AND TOOK HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS FROM HIS SAFE. THE VICTIM WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD DURING THE INCIDENT.

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TREMALE STRAUGHTER
    SUSPECT, TREMALE STRAUGHTER PLEADED GUILTY THIS MORNING TO A MURDER IN RAND.

    STRAUGHTER IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AND KILLING HAROLD DONOVAN TAYLOR. HE FIRED ABOUT 30 SHOTS FROM AN ASSAULT RIFLE INTO THE VICTIM'S CAR. TAYLOR BLED TO DEATH.

    PROSECUTORS DROPPED SEVERAL CHARGES.

    STRAUGHTER FACES A LIFE SENTENCE WHEN HE RETURNS TO COURT IN JANUARY.

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DANA LAFOND
    JURY SELECTION IS UNDER WAY FOR ONE OF THE MEN CHARGED IN THE BRUTAL ATTACK OF A MAN IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON EARLIER THIS YEAR.

    DANA LAFOND IS CHARGED WITH ROBBERY.

    THE ATTACK HAPPENED AT THE TRANSITMALL IN CHARLESTON BACK IN MARCH ... WHEN THE VICTIM - BRANDON COTLEY ... WAS WAITING TO CATCH THE BUS HOME AFTER HIS WORK DAY. THE ATTACK LEFT COTLEY HOSPITALIZED FOR 12 DAYS ... WITH LIFE THREATENING INURIES.

    TODAY COTLEY WAS OUTSIDE OF THE COURTROOM ... HE TOLD EYEWITNESS NEWS HOW THE ATTACK HAS CHANGED HIM.

    "it's changed my outlook with life and made me a different person"

    BRANDON DOUGLASS HAS ALSO BEEN CHARGED IN THE ATTACK. HE HAS ALREADY PLEADED GUILTY.

    TESTIMONY IN LAFOND'S TRIAL COULD BEGIN LATER TODAY.

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WALL STREET MILESTONE
    A MAJOR MILESTONE ON WALL STREET THIS MORNING!

    THE DOW TOPPED THE 16-THOUSAND MARK FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.

    AND THE S-AND-P 500 ALSO REACHED A NEW HIGH, SURPASSING 18-HUNDRED FOR THE FIRST TIME.

    BOTH INDEXES ARE UP MORE THAN 20-PERCENT THIS YEAR.

    EXPERTS CREDIT THE GAINS TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE'S STIMULUS POLICIES AND DECENT CORPORATE EARNINGS.

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FIRST RESPONDERS RALLY
    FIRST REPONDERS ARE TAKING OVER THE STATE CAPITAL IN CHARLESTON TODAY AND THEY HAVE A MESSAGE FOR THE GOVERNOR.

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KSY@CAPITOL
    EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER KATELYN SKYES IS LIVE AT THE STATE CAPITOL...KATELYN.

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L FIRST RESPONDERS RALLY
    MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDERS, PARAMEDICS AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS FROM ALL ACROSS THE STATE WILL BE RALLYING HERE ON THE CAPITAL STEPS TO PLEAD WITH THE GOVERNOR TO PROTECT RURAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

    WHAT THEY WANT IS FOR GOVERNOR TOMBLIN TO REJECT A PROPOSAL FOR THE STATE TO CONTRACT WITH A BROKER FOR NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION, OR N-EMT.

    THAT INCLUDES TRANSPORTATION OF MEDICAID PATIENTS TO DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENTS AND OTHER NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS INCLUDING DIALYSIS.

    EMS SQUADS DEPEND ON MONEY THEY EARN FROM THESE RUNS TO HELP PAY FOR THEIR SERVICES -- BUT THE STATE'S PLAN TO CONTRACT WITH A BROKER THREATENS THEIR FUTURE IN N-EMT.

    WITHOUT IT -- MANY OF THEM WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THEIR EMERGENCY AMBULANCE SERVICES WHICH THEY SAID WILL THREATEN THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE THEY'RE TRYING TO PROTECT, ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS.

    BY IMPLEMENTING THIS SYSTEM THOUGH, IT WILL SAVE THE BUREAU FOR MEDICAL SERVICES MORE THAN FIVE MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. IT WAS ONE OF THE 78 COST SAVING RECOMMENDATIONS OUTLINED IN A RECENT AUDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES.

    THIS RALLY IS EXPECTED TO GET UNDERWAY IN ABOUT AN HOUR.

    WE'LL HAVE MORE ON THE RALLY TONIGHT AT SIX.

    REPORTING LIVE IN CHARLESTON, KATELYN SYKES, EYEWITNESS NEWS.

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CAMC CANCER CENTER
    CAMC'S CANCER CENTER MARKS ITS OWN MILESTON TODAY. THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROJECT ENDED THIS MORNING, WITH THE PLACEMENT OF THE FINAL BEAM.

    IT'S BEEN SIX YEARS IN THE MAKING... BUT THE FIRST PHASE OF THE 40 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT IS NOW COMPLETE.

    DOZENS OF PEOPLE GATHERED AT THE HOME OF THE FUTURE CANCER CENTER TO SIGN THEIR NAMES ON THE LAST BEAM. THEY ALSO WATCH ON AS IT WAS LIFTED INTO PLACE.

    THE 'TOPPING-OFF' CEREMONY SERVED AS A REMINDER OF HOW FAR THE CENTER HAS COME, AND WHERE IT'S HEADED NEXT.

    "We asked the community to be in partnership with us to build a cancer center and the community donated $15 million dollars towards this building so it is everybody that's here today are people who invested financially but really more importantly for a very personal standpoint."

    THE NEXT PHASE INVOLVES GETTING THE BUILDING ENCLOSED.

    THE CANCER CENTER WILL ACCEPT ITS FIRST PATIENT IN MARCH OF 2015.

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BULLYING PREVENTION
    LATER THIS WEEK.. SOME SCHOOLS IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE STATE, WILL BE STANDING UP TO BULLYING.

    THE DISTRICTS ARE ASKING STUDENTS AND FACULTY TO WEAR BLUE ON WEDNESDAY.

    BLUE IS A SYMBOL FOR PEACE.

    IT'S JUST ONE OF MANY EVENTS PLANNED FOR BULLYING AWARENESS WEEK.

    AND A BLUE RIBBON AWARD FOR A SCHOOL IN NICHOLAS COUNTY...

    THE PRINCIPAL AND SOME TEACHERS FROM PANTHER CREEK ELEMENTARY WILL GO TO WASHINGTON D-C THIS WEEK, TO ACCEPT THE NATIONAL AWARD.

    PANTHER CREEK IS ALSO A WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE AND A WEST VIRGINIA EXEMPLARY SCHOOL.

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BELL REPLACED
    A SCHOOL BELL STOLEN THREE YEARS AGO HAS BEEN REPLACED.

    A REPLICA OF THE FERNBANK SCHOOL BELL WAS PUT IN PLACE LAST WEEK ALONG BRIDGE ROAD.

    THE BRIDGE ROAD NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION HAD ACQUIRED THE BELL IN 2009. IT WAS STOLEN A YEAR LATER.

    A PIECE OF THE BELL WAS RECOVERED AFTER THE THEFT AND USED TO MAKE THE REPLICA BELL.

    THE ORIGINAL BELL WAS USED TO CALL CHILDREN TO AND FROM SCHOOL EACH DAY IN THE EARLY 1900s.

    A DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR THE BELL WILL TAKE PLACE DECEMBER 1ST.

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ORCHESTRA TIX GIVEAWAY
    ARE YOU READY TO GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT?

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G ORCHESTRA TIX GIVEAWAY
    WE HAVE YOUR TICKETS TO SEE THE TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA NEXT WEDNESDAY HERE IN CHARLESTON.

    THE 8TH CALLER TO 866-831-0811 WILL GET FOUR TICKETS TO THE SHOW... GOOD LUCK.

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GRX YOUR VOICE
    WE ARE COMMITTED TO TELLING RELEVANT AND MEANINGFUL STORIES THAT HAVE AN IMPACT ON OUR LIVES.

    WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. PLEASE GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND CLICK ON NEWS SURVEY TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH US."

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WX TEASE
    DOUG PITCHES TO WEATHER GRAPHICS

    TALK ABOUT WEATHER

    BE SPECIFIC ON DELIVERING A PROMISE!

    I'LL TELL YOU WHEN THE SHOWERS WILL START

    WHICH AREAS WILL SEE RAIN

    AND WHICH COUNTIES WON'T SEE A DROP.





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FULL WEATHER
    DOUG PITCHES TO WEATHER GRAPHICS

    TALK ABOUT WEATHER





    BE SPECIFIC ON DELIVERING A PROMISE!

    I'LL TELL YOU WHEN THE SHOWERS WILL START

    WHICH AREAS WILL SEE RAIN

    AND WHICH COUNTIES WON'T SEE A DROP.

    Join Doug Harlow and the entire Storm Team at the Weather Center Online for the only regional web site that provides live, local updates, 24 hours a day!
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BUY IT AND TRY IT DRYER BALLS
    LAUNDRY ISN'T EXACTLY EVERYONE'S FAVORITE CHORE. WASHING, DRYING AND FOLDING MULTIPLE LOADS CAN BE TIRESOME.

    BUT AN 'AS SEEN ON TV' PRODUCT PROMISES TO CUT YOUR DRYING TIME AND SAVE YOU MONEY.

    EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER TAISHA WALKER 'BUYS IT AND TRIES IT." HERE'S THE RESULTS.

    FOR EIGHT BUCKS, DRYER MAX CLAIMS ITS DRYER BALLS WILL SOFTEN YOUR FABRICS WITHOUT THE USE OF CHEMICALS.

    I TOOK THEM TO GEORGE'S CLEANERS IN HURRICANE TO SEE HOW WELL THEY'D WORK ON A LOAD OF TOWELS.

    Nats- getting change and pushing cart

    STANDUP- (07:03:18) I normally like to add in a little fabric softner in with my detergent and load of laundry but the dryer bax balls claim you no longer need it. So we're gonna skip this step and set the load on to wash.

    THE BALLS, WHICH ARE MADE OUT OF HARD PLASTIC, ALSO PROMISE TO DRY CLOTHES 25% QUICKER THAN THE TRADITIONAL METHOD.

    STANDUP (07:09:43) Now its time to dry. in this dryer I'll put the towels in with some dryer sheets and in this one, I'll add the dryer balls so we can test and see which one works better.

    THE DRYER BALLS CLAIM TO WORK BY LIFTING AND SEPERATING LAUNDRY ... ALLOWING MORE AIR TO FLOW IN BETTER. THE TIPS THEN MASSSAGE THE FABRICS TO FLUFF THEM UP AND MAKE THEM DRY QUICKER.

    STANDUP (07:15:16) Twelve minutes in and 75 cents later the towels are still damp.

    THE DRYER BALLS ALSO PROMISE TO GET RID OF WRINKLES AND REDUCE STATIC ... WHICH IS A LITTLE HARD TO GAUGE WITH TOWELS.

    Nats-pushing cart

    THIRTY MINUTES IN ... BOTH LOADS ARE READY FOR FOLDING.


    NOT TO MENTION THE CLOTHES TOSSED IN WITH THE BALLS WERE STILL DAMP.

    THE DRYER BALLS DIDN'T FARE SO WELL. THE TOWELS DRIES WITH THE PRODUCT WEREN'T ANY SOFTER AND TOOK THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME AND ENERGY TO DRY AS THE FABRIC SOFTNER SHEETS.

    THEY COST 8 DOLLARS FOR THE PAIR.

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SIMPSON DENTIST
    SIMPSON DENTAL ASSOCIATES THE DENTAL OFFICE

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FIRST RESPONDERS RALLY
    WELCOME BACK TO EYEWITNESS NEWS.

    HERE ARE SOME OF THE STORIES WE'RE WORKING ON FOR YOU TODAY.

    FIRST REPONDERS ARE TAKING OVER THE STATE CAPITAL IN CHARLESTON TODAY AND THEY HAVE A MESSAGE FOR THE GOVERNOR.

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KSY@CAPITOL
    EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER KATELYN SKYES IS LIVE AT THE STATE CAPITOL...KATELYN.

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L FIRST RESPONDERS RALLY
    MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDERS, PARAMEDICS AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS FROM ALL ACROSS THE STATE WILL BE RALLYING HERE ON THE CAPITAL STEPS TO PLEAD WITH THE GOVERNOR TO PROTECT RURAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

    WHAT THEY WANT IS FOR GOVERNOR TOMBLIN TO REJECT A PROPOSAL FOR THE STATE TO CONTRACT WITH A BROKER FOR NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION, OR N-EMT.

    THAT INCLUDES TRANSPORTATION OF MEDICAID PATIENTS TO DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENTS AND OTHER NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS INCLUDING DIALYSIS.

    EMS SQUADS DEPEND ON MONEY THEY EARN FROM THESE RUNS TO HELP PAY FOR THEIR SERVICES -- BUT THE STATE'S PLAN TO CONTRACT WITH A BROKER THREATENS THEIR FUTURE IN N-EMT.

    WITHOUT IT -- MANY OF THEM WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THEIR EMERGENCY AMBULANCE SERVICES WHICH THEY SAID WILL THREATEN THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE THEY'RE TRYING TO PROTECT, ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS.

    BY IMPLEMENTING THIS SYSTEM THOUGH, IT WILL SAVE THE BUREAU FOR MEDICAL SERVICES MORE THAN FIVE MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. IT WAS ONE OF THE 78 COST SAVING RECOMMENDATIONS OUTLINED IN A RECENT AUDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES.

    THIS RALLY IS EXPECTED TO GET UNDERWAY IN ABOUT AN HOUR.

    WE'LL HAVE MORE ON THE RALLY TONIGHT AT SIX.

    REPORTING LIVE IN CHARLESTON, KATELYN SYKES, EYEWITNESS NEWS.

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CAMC CANCER CENTER
    CAMC'S CANCER CENTER MARKS ITS OWN MILESTON TODAY. THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROJECT ENDED THIS MORNING, WITH THE PLACEMENT OF THE FINAL BEAM.

    IT'S BEEN SIX YEARS IN THE MAKING... BUT THE FIRST PHASE OF THE 40 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT IS NOW COMPLETE.

    DOZENS OF PEOPLE GATHERED AT THE HOME OF THE FUTURE CANCER CENTER TO SIGN THEIR NAMES ON THE LAST BEAM. THEY ALSO WATCH ON AS IT WAS LIFTED INTO PLACE.

    THE 'TOPPING-OFF' CEREMONY SERVED AS A REMINDER OF HOW FAR THE CENTER HAS COME, AND WHERE IT'S HEADED NEXT.

    "We asked the community to be in partnership with us to build a cancer center and the community donated $15 million dollars towards this building so it is everybody that's here today are people who invested financially but really more importantly for a very personal standpoint."

    THE NEXT PHASE INVOLVES GETTING THE BUILDING ENCLOSED.

    THE CANCER CENTER WILL ACCEPT ITS FIRST PATIENT IN MARCH OF 2015.

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BELL REPLACED
    A SCHOOL BELL STOLEN THREE YEARS AGO HAS BEEN REPLACED.

    A REPLICA OF THE FERNBANK SCHOOL BELL WAS PUT IN PLACE LAST WEEK ALONG BRIDGE ROAD.

    THE BRIDGE ROAD NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION HAD ACQUIRED THE BELL IN 2009. IT WAS STOLEN A YEAR LATER.

    A PIECE OF THE BELL WAS RECOVERED AFTER THE THEFT AND USED TO MAKE THE REPLICA BELL.

    THE ORIGINAL BELL WAS USED TO CALL CHILDREN TO AND FROM SCHOOL EACH DAY IN THE EARLY 1900s.

    A DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR THE BELL WILL TAKE PLACE DECEMBER 1ST.

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HEALTHCARE PROBLEMS
    IN NATIONAL NEWS... THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LEAD CONTRACTOR WORKING ON THE HEALTH CARE WEBSITE.

    THE COMPANY HAS A HISTORY OF BOTCHED GOVERNMENT PROJECTS.

    AND WITH TWO WEEKS UNTIL THE WHITE HOUSE'S DEADLINE TO GET THE SITE FIXED,

    REPUBLICANS AND THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY SAY THE PROBLEMS ARE DEEPER THAN JUST THE WEB SITE.

    PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID LAST WEEK THAT HE DIDN'T KNOW THE EXTENT OF THE

    PROBLEMS AT HEALTHCARE.GOV WHEN IT LAUNCHED

    sot Obama

    You know, I'm accused of a lot of things, but I don't think I'm stupid

    enough to go around saying, this is going to be like shopping on Amazon or

    Travelocity, a week before the website opens, if I thought that it wasn't

    going to work.

    BUT NOW WE'RE LEARNING MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE LEAD CONTRACTOR AT HEALTHCARE.

    GOV.

    EXECUTIVES AT THE COMPANY - CGI FEDERAL - HAVE A RAP SHEET OF MISHANDLED

    GOVERNMENT PROJECTS.

    ACCORDING TO THE WASHINGTON POST, TOP OFFICIALS AT CGI'S ACQUIRED COMPANY -

    AMS - HAVE HAD AT LEAST 20 PROJECT FAILURES INCLUDING

    -WRITING USELESS COMPUTER CODE

    -SENDING PAYCHECKS TO SOME DEAD RETIREES

    -SHIPPING MILITARY PARTS TO THE WRONG PLACES.

    BUT THE COMPANY SAYS THAT'S ALL IN THE PAST.

    THE WHITE HOUSE HAS SET A DEADLINE OF NOVEMBER 30 TO FIX THE HEALTH CARE WEB

    SITE,

    sot

    David Plouffe

    Former Obama Campaign Manager

    I think right now they are in triage.

    REPUBLICANS SAY THE DAMAGE HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE.

    sot

    Sen Kelly Ayotte

    R-NH

    I'll tell you what I'm hearing from my constituents. They're writing me

    about cancellation notices of plans they wanted to keep, rising premiums.

    PRESIDENT OBAMA'S ANNOUNCEMENT LAST WEEK THAT THOSE SO-CALLED SUB-PAR

    INSURANCE PLANS THAT WERE CANCELLED UNDER OBAMACARE CAN BE EXTENDED FOR ONE

    MORE YEAR HAS THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY SCRAMBLING.

    sot

    Karen Ignagni

    President and CEO, America's Insurance Plans

    When you set rules in place and an industry meets them, then the rules are

    changed//So we are focused on trying to address those problems and moving

    forward.

    KAREN TRAVERS ON CAMERA:

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    KAREN TRAVERS, ABC NEWS, WASHINGTON

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KENNEDY JAPAN AMBASSADOR
    CAROLINE KENNEDY BEGINS HER NEW ROLE AS THE U-S AMBASSADOR TO JAPAN TODAY.

    SHE ARRIVED IN TOKYO FRIDAY.

    KENNEDY IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO SERVE IN THE POST.

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STORM DAMAGE
    IN OTHER NATIONAL NEWS...EIGHT PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM THE STORMS THAT ROLLED ACROSS THE MIDWEST YESTERDAY.

    THE HARDEST HIT AREA IS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, WHERE FIERCE WINDS TORE APART WHOLE NEIGHBORHOODS.

    HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS ARE WITHOUT POWER AS THEY AS THEY TRY TO COPE WITH THE DAMAGE.

    THEIR EVERY BELONGING - SHREDDED STREWN ACROSS - WHAT USED TO BE A NEIGHBORHOOD. (NATS "This is what my house looks like after a tornado came through. This is my house folks.") SCENES LIKE THIS - REPEATED ACROSS AT LEAST FIVE STATES IN THE MIDWEST AFTER AS MANY AS 81 REPORTED TORNADOES - TOUCHED DOWN YESTERDAY. NATS - tornado siren(source: WISH/CBS. embargo: WRTV) CARVING CHILLING PATHS OF DESTRUCTION - nats up: TORNADO IN MY BACKYARD!! - screaming - go go go LEVELING HOMES--- (ANOTHER NATS) CRASHING THROUGH THIS BUSY STARBUCKS IN INDIANA- SOT TBD "ALL WE COULD HEAR WAS GLASS SHATTERING EVERYWHERE. // AND WHEN WE CAME OUT -- THE BUILDING WAS GONE." THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT - SENDING 60 THOUSAND FOOTBALL FANS AT CHICAGO'S SOLDIER FIELD- RUSHING FOR COVER DURING LAST NIGHT'S GAME NATS UP Ref: - (source NFL/CBS) "DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE GAME WILL BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED." AND FURTHER SOUTH IN ILLINOIS - AN EF-4 TORNADO - CREATING THE MOST TERRIFYING MOMENTS OF LISA HUNTER AND HER KIDS' LIVES SOT TBD "It was scary. Really scary." SOT Brevin: We just covered up with a mattress. And she was holding me tight, I was holding her tight. THEIR TOWN - WASHINGTON, ILLINOIS - AMONG THE HARDEST HIT THE SEVERITY OF THE DEVASTATION HEREJUST STARTING TO SINK IN SOT TBD: "WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET IN THIS TOWN." MARCI GONZALEZ ON CAMERA: 6 PEOPLE KILLEDSEARCH AND RESCUE CREWS - BACK OUT TODAYLOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MIGHT STILL BE TRAPPED BENEAT THE RUBBLE.

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GROCERY DEALS
    MONEY IS TIGHT AND WE ALL WANT TO FIND GOOD DEALS WHEN WE GROCERY SHOP.

    THERE ARE 400-BILLION DOLLARS IN COUPONS THAT GO UNUSED EVERY YEAR.

    HERE ARE SOME WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AND EVEN GET PAID TO SHOP.

    NATS "HERE'S MY FRIDGE" THIS IS DANA WHITE'S KITCHEN IN DALLAS, TEXAS. SOT PF: "HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU SPEND IN HERE? SOT MOM: "A LOT.." A LOT OF FROZEN CHICKEN.A LOT OF CEREAL SOT MOM: "CEREAL IS VERY EXPENSIVE." AND A LOT OF WORRY THAT GROCERIES ARE *EATING* AWAY AT THE FAMILY'S BUDGET. SOT MOM: "MY GROCERY BUDGET IS GOING UP AND UP.." SOT FARIS: "YOU'RE IN A RUT? SOT MOM: "YES" A RUTAND IN THE RED. SHE TRIES TO WACH FOR SALES, BUT FREQUENTLY GOES OVER THEIR MONTLY $500 BUDGET. SOT FARIS: "WHEN I SAY COUPON CLIPPINGWHAT COMES TO MIND? SOT MOM: "TIME. LOTS AND LOTS OF TIME. " BUT ABC NEWS TECHNOLOGY EDITOR, JOANNA STERN, SAYS THE WHITES DON'T NEED TIMEOR STACKS OF COUPON CLIPPINGSTO SAVE BIG. NATS TIP # 1. LOG ONTO COUPON WEBSITES LIKE: LOZO.COM GROCERY STORE IQ, AND RETAIL ME NOT. SOT EXPERT: "SO HERE ARE YOUR COUPONS. " SOT MOM: "AHH! OK." YOU TYPE IN *YOUR* GROCERY LIST YOUR ZIP CODE.AND IT'LL FIND YOU INSTANT SAVINGS AT GROCERY STORES NEAR YOU. SOT - EXPERT: "IN THIS AREA OF FROZEN FOODS - YOU CAN SAVE $15." SOT - MOM: "OH MY WORD THAT'S SO COOL!" WE FOUND DISCOUNTS ON EVERY SINGLE ITEM ON THE WHITE'S LIST. NATS AND WE KEEP GOING. TIP #2. WEBSITES LIKE KITCH-ME SUGGEST RECIPES BASED ON WHAT'S ON SALE THAT WEEK. SOT MOM: "THIS IS WHAT I NORMALLY GO TO. BUT IF THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE THAT HAS A COUPON, I'D TOTALLY BUT THAT." AND GET THIS. TIP #3YOU CAN GET *PAID* JUST FOR SHOPPING. SOT - EXPERT: "YOU CAN EARN 75 CENTS AFTER YOU BUY THIS" APPS LIKE IBOTTA PAY YOU CASH FOR WATCHING ADS OR ANSWERING QUESTIONNAIRES ABOUT PRODUCTS YOU BUY. SOT- EXPERT: "SO YOU WATCH THAT ADAND IT'S GOING TO ADD $.25 TO YOUR ACCOUNT ." SOT- EXPERT: "YOU CAN EITHER LEARN A FACT ABOUT ITHAVEN'T YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW THAT TRESEMME FLAWLESS CURLS EXTRA HOLD MOUSSE GIVES YOU EXTRA HOLD FRIZZ CONTROL, WITH LONG LASTING MOUSSE." SOT PF: "WELL THAT'S THAT WHOLE POINT!!" SOT MOM: "CAN'T YOU TELL?!" ADDING IT ALL UPFROM BREAD TO DOG FOOD TO JUCIE BOXES.THE WHITES CAN SAVE $ 160 THIS MONTH AT THIER LOCAL GROCERY STORES! NATS: "THAT'S REAL MONEY!"

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COST OF THANKSGIVING
    THANKSGIVING IS NEXT WEEK.

    AND THIS YEAR, YOU WILL PROBABLY SPEND A LITTLE LESS FOR ALL THE FOOD YOU'RE MAKING FOR THE HOLIDAY.

    THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION SAYS A FEAST FOR A FAMILY OF TEN IS EXPECTED TO COST, ON AVERAGE, 49 DOLLARS AND FOUR CENTS.

    THAT'S ABOUT 44 CENTS LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S AVERAGE.

    THE PRICES INCLUDE, TURKEY, STUFFING, CRANBERRIES, SWEET POTATOES, ROLLS WITH BUTTER, PEAS, CARROTS, CELERY, PUMPKIN PIE WITH WHIPPED CREAM AND COFFEE AND MILK.

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TOP SELLING VEHICLES
    THE FORD F-150 HAS BEEN THE BEST SELLING VEHICLE SO FAR IN 2013.

    ACCORDING TO FORBES LIST, FORD SOLD MORE THAN 623-THOUSAND F-SERIES PICKUPS SO FAR THIS YEAR.

    THAT'S UP NEARLY 20-PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO.

    FORD HOPES TO HOLD ON TO THE TOP SPOT IN 2014 WITH ITS NEW DESIGN FOR THE F-150.

    THE REST OF THE TOP FIVE INCLUDES, CHEVY SILVARADO, TOYOTA CAMRY, HONDA ACCORD AND DODGE RAM.

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BLOOMBERG
    IN BUSINESS NEWS... A NEW MILESTONE FOR STOCKS.

    AND, A LOOK AT THE PRICE LEADER FOR TOYS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

    HERE'S MORE IN YOUR BLOOMBERG MID-DAY UPDATE.

    THE S&P ROSE ABOUT 18-HUNDRED AND THE DOW, ABOVE 16-THOUSAND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, IN EARLY TRADING.

    INVESTORS ARE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT CONTINUED STIMULUS FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE ... AND ALSO CHINA'S EFFORTS TO BOOST ITS PACE OF GROWTH.

    THOUGH SOME STRATEGISTS WARN THAT SOME INVESTORS MAY LOOK TO TAKE SOME OF THEIR PROFITS, ESPECIALLY BEFORE YEAR'S END.

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    SONY SOLD MORE THAN A MILLION PLAYSTATION 4 CONSOLES IN NORTH AMERICA DURING THE FIRST 24 HOURS IT WAS ON THE MARKET.

    BUT NOW SONY'S DEALING WITH REPORTS OF SOME PROBLEMS, INCLUDING THE DEVICE TURNING ITSELF OFF.

    SONY SAYS IT THINKS THE ISSUES ARE ISOLATED.

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    [TAKE VO]

    {***vo***}

    AMAZON REMAINED THE PRICE LEADER IN BLOOMBERG'S WEEKLY SURVEY OF TOY PRICES, LEADING UP TO THE HOLIDAYS.

    [TAKE: camera]

    {*camera*}

    WALMART WAS ITS CLOSEST COMPETITOR.

    WE'LL KEEP TRACKING THIS FOR YOU.

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    MEANTIME, SAM'S CLUB JOINS THE PARADE OF RETAILERS OFFERING HOLIDAY DISCOUNTS EARLY.

    DEALS AT WALMART'S WAREHOUSE CLUB INCLUDE IPHONE 5C AND GALAXY S-4 PHONES FOR 96-CENTS, IF YOU'RE SIGNING UP FOR A NEW TWO-YEAR CONTRACT.

    AND MULTI-PACKS OF 100-DOLLAR ITUNES GIFT CARDS FOR 79-88.

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    [TAKE: TAG]

    {*TAG*}

    AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE I'M JANE KING WITH THE BLOOMBERG MIDDAY REPORT.

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DWTS BAND
    THE COMPETITION IS HEATING UP ON "DANCING WITH THE STARS."

    AND IT'S NOT JUST THE DANCERS PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS.

    PRESSURE IS ALSO ON THE LIVE BAND TO MAKE SURE THE MUSIC IS PITCH PERFECT.

    NATS -- "THREE! FOUR!!!" 2 THEY PERFORM THE MAGICAL MUSIC... BEHIND EVERY TWIST... TURN... AND LIFT. SOT -- Tony Dovolani, Professional Dancer // "Our band is amazing..." 2 SOT - (DWTS Broadcast) // "Harold Wheeler and the band over there! Take a bow." 4 DANCING WITH THE STARS MUSICAL DIRECTOR -- HAROLD WHEELER -- GAVE US RARE BEHIND THE SCENES ACCESS TO THE 18 MEMBER BAND'S REHEARSAL. SOT -- Harold Wheeler, Musical Director // "This is probably the most fun I' ve had in my entire career." 4 NATS -- // (Harold loud laugh) 1 SOT -- Harold Wheeler, Musical Director // "It's also the hardest I've ever worked." 2 THESE MUSICIANS ARE *PROS*... REHEARSING EACH WEEK'S *NEW* MUSIC TOGETHER FOR THE *FIRST TIME* MONDAY MORNING... JUST HOURS BEFORE THE *LIVE* SHOW. SOT -- Harold Wheeler, Musical Director // "We prepare a show for Monday - throw it away! Next Monday... that one's done." 6 WITH A CONSTANT TURN AROUND... WHEELER SAYS IT'S THE PRODUCERS WHO *CHOOSE* THE SONGS. SOT -- Harold Wheeler, Musical Director // "We're trying to get the 18 - 49 year old crowd... so we've got to have a Lady Gaga... we have to have Adele. ..." 6 AND FOR THE DANCERS WHO'VE BEEN PRACTICING TO *RECORDINGS* ALL WEEK... MONDAY'S REHEARSAL IS ALSO THE *FIRST* TIME THEY JIVE TO THE *LIVE* MUSIC. SOT -- Amber Riley, Actress // "When you get out here... it's a totally different feeling." 2 SOT -- Peta Murgatroyd, Professional Dancer // "It could sound a little different than the actual song." 2 FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON... THE SHOW'S PRODUCERS ARE ALLOWING TRACKED SONGS IN EACH EPISODE -- ESPECIALLY ELECTRONIC MUSIC THAT'S DIFFICULT TO DUPLICATE. SOT -- Derek Hough, Professional Dancer // "Some of the songs are better on the track, BUT some of the songs DEFINITELY sound better with the band playing." 4 SOT -- Brandi Hitt, Los Angeles // "And many of the professional dancers say they prefer performing to the LIVE music." 4 SOT -- Tony Dovolani, Professional Dancer // "Live music just has a special thing." 3 WHEELER SAYS SOME ARTISTS HAVE *REFUSED* TO ALLOW THEIR SONGS TO BE PLAYED ON THE SHOW. AND EVERY SEASON... HE ALSO PROFILES THE DANCERS' PERSONALITIES... FOR WHEN THE COMPETITION REALLY HEATS UP. SOT -- Harold Wheeler, Musical Director // "They want to win... and so they get very picky. If anything goes wrong... it becomes bigger than life all of a sudden." 5 WHEELER JOKES THAT BY WEEK SEVEN HE'S ALWAYS EXHAUSTED... BUT IS PROUD OF EACH PERFORMANCE. SOT -- Harold Wheeler, Musical Director // "I wouldn't trade this for anything." 2 BRANDI HITT -- ABC NEWS -- LOS ANGELES. NATS - ((Song ENDS ((SUGGESTED ANCHOR TAG)) HAROLD WHEELER SAYS HE RECORDS EVERY EPISODE OF "DANCING WITH THE STARS," BUT RARELY WATCHES THE SHOW. IF SOMEONE COMMENTS ON A DANCE, AND HOW IT WORKED WITH THE MUSIC, HE SAYS THAT'S WHEN HE'LL GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE PERFORMANCE.

    YOU CAN WATCH IT RIGHT HERE, TONIGHT, STARTING AT 8 O'CLOCK.

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NOON SPORTS
    NOT THIS TIME!!! THE MOUNTAINEER BASKETBALL TEAM REFUSED TO BLOW ANOTHER DOUBLE DIGIT LEAD YESTERDAY.

    AND MARSHALL FOUND ITSELF IN A FOUL FEST!

    76 FOULS AND 108 TOTAL FREE THROWS AGAINST MOREHEAD STATE! 8 PLAYERS FOULED OUT!!

    JOSH LEWIS JOINS US NOW WITH MORE.

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HELMET CONCUSSION SENORS
    IN OTHER SPORTS NEWS...FOOTBALL CAN BE A DANGEROUS GAME.

    MANY PLAYERS AND COACHES ARE LOOKING FOR MORE PROTECTION, ESPECIALLY AGAINST HEAD INJURIES.

    ONE APPROACH TO TRY AND PREVENT THESE INJURIES INVOLVES HELMET SENSORS.

    THE COMPANIES THAT MARKET THEM SAY THEY CAN TELL IF A BLOW TO THE HEAD IS TOO HARD AND REQUIRES A CLOSER LOOK.

    HERE'S HOW IT WORKS.

    "Their quarterback ran and I tackled him...And we just both hit the ground."

    13 YEAR OLD ERIK SWEENEY IS DESCRIBING A CONCUSSION HE SUFFERED A FEW WEEKS AGO.

    "It didn't hurt or anything, it just shocked like, it felt all fuzzy in the back of my head."

    ON HIS TEAM'S SIDELINE...NO ONE SAW THE PLAY AND DESPITE THAT FUZZY FEELING...ERIK WAS RARING TO GO.

    "He came out after that play, and he was ready to go back in."

    BUT HE WAS STOPPED SHORT...BY THIS... A SENSOR...WORN UNDER THE HELMET. IT IS SUPPOSED TO FLASH YELLOW AFTER A MODERATE IMPACT TO THE HEAD AND RED...AFTER A SEVERE ONE.

    WHEN ERIC CAME OFF THE FIELD...HIS LIGHT WAS FLASHING YELLOW.

    "He sat out one play and then he began to get dizzy. Then he began to get the headache and then it became evident that something was not right."


    CONCUSSION HELMET SENSORS...


    ...THEY'RE BEGINNING TO POP UP ON ALL SORTS OF PLAYING FIELDS.

    "So once you try that on."

    THEY'RE MARKETED AS BEING ABLE TO MEASURE WHETHER A HIT IS TOO HARD.

    AND AS IN ERIK SWEENEY'S CASE...AN EXTRA SET OF EYES ON THE FIELD.

    BUT HOW WELL DO THEY REALLY WORK...?


    THAT IS WHAT SCIENTISTS AT THIS BIOENGINEERING LAB ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT.

    "Everything's green. Nothing triggered. And that's what we'd expect."

    A LOW LEVEL IMPACT...AND THE PRODUCTS BEING TESTED ALL HAVE GREEN LIGHTS GLOWING.

    BUT WHEN THE HELMET DROPS FROM HIGHER UP..

    "60 inches, 5 feet. This is probably going to be over 100gs. Big hit."

    "3, 2, 1..."

    "Well, that is surprising. Hmm. So nothing went off there. That's well into the range of concussion. You definitely want an alert at 110gs."

    STEFAN DUMA A BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER WHO LEADS THE TESTING AT VIRGINIA TECH...DECIDES TO DROP FROM SIX FEET.

    "Actually I'd be pretty concerned if this doesn't trigger one of those. 3, 2, 1..

    THAT IMPACT 130GS IS LIKE RUNNING FULL SPEED INTO A BRICK WALL.

    ONE DEVICE DID TRIGGER. THE OTHER DID NOT.

    "That's ready...

    AT AN EVEN HIGHER DROP, ONE PRODUCT FLASHES GREEN...THE OTHER RED.

    "So this really underscores we need to do testing. We need to understand what we're measuring, when they're triggering, when they don't so parents can have a better understanding of what information they're getting back."

    A FREQUENT DISCLAIMER ON THESE PRODUCTS: THEY DO NOT DIAGNOSE CONCUSSIONS.

    BUT CONCUSSION EXPERTS SAY THE DEVICES STILL NEED MORE TESTING.

    ERIK SWEENEY'S LIGHT FLASHING MAY HAVE BEEN A FLUKE OR MAYBE HIS SENSOR WORKED.

    EITHER WAY THE SWEENEY'S ARE HAPPY HE HAD IT.

    AFTER HIS DOCTOR DIAGNOSED HIM WITH A MILD CONCUSSION...HE SAT OUT FOR THREE WEEKS.

    HE GOT BACK ON THE FIELD JUST IN TIME TO MAKE THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

    "Without it, I might have gone back in. You would think you're dizzy and stuff, you might stay out, you might not. The light definitely helps determine whether you should or not."

    VIRGINIA TECH RESEARCHERS WILL BE TESTING THESE PRODUCTS AND WILL RELEASE THEIR DATA NEXT YEAR, SO THAT COACHES, PARENTS AND PLAYERS CAN DECIDE WHICH PRODUCT IS FIELD-READY.

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