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"NewsStand" Closes Up Shop. CNN's "NewsStand," a nightly newsmagazine that touched on entertainment, financial analysis, and hard news, has been cancelled. The network
has cut the show's 10 p.m. slot in half, featuring instead a news broadcast with anchor Bill Hemmer and the political talk-show "The Spin Room," respectively. The cancellation
comes as CNN implements sweeping changes to streamline its newsgathering operation and better integrate its Web and broadcast channels. The company recently announced plans to lay
off 400 employees. (Sue Binford, CNN News Group, 404/827-3380)