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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... U-S and Cuban officials don't agree on a holding place for Afghan prisoners of war...
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And fireworks are a source of a deadly fire in Peru. we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


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The investigation of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terrorist network reportedly includes hundreds of groups in the U-S.
And British Prime Minister Tony Blair says there are many out there that still pose a grave threat.
He vows to continue Britain's support of anti-terrorism efforts.
But, for now, world leaders like President Bush are focusing on another battle: tensions between Pakistan and India.
Jennifer Miller has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-India-Pakistan Border; :00]
[SUPER=01-Abdul Sattar/Pakistan Foreign Minister; :15]
[SUPER=01-Sunil Shastri/Indian Spokesperson; :33]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting; 1:14]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

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(NATS OF CLASHING AT BORDER)


THE BATTLE FOR LAND ... IT'S THE AGE OLD FIGHT IN INDIA AND PAKISTAN ... AND WHY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION TRIED TO DELICATELY BUILD A COALTION. THE U-S NEEDS BOTH COUNTRIES ... COUNTRIES NOW MOVING TOWARD THEIR LARGEST MILITARY BUILDUP IN 15 YEARS.
Super: Abdul Sattar, Pakistan Foreign Minister
(sot) "Pakistan remains ready for dialogue at any level, anytime,

anywhere"
BUT TODAY INDIA REJECTED A PAKISTANI OFFER TO MEET ... DEMANDING THAT THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEADLY DECEMBER 13TH ATTACK ON INDIA'S PARLIAMENT BE ARRESTED.
INDIA WANTS U.S. SUPPORT:

SOT: Sunil Shastri/Indian Spokesperson, "Pakistan doesn t want any war

general nuclear conventional"
INSTEAD OF TALKING, THEY'RE CLOSING THEIR BORDERS. INDIA IS SO WORRIED ABOUT AIR STRIKES .... IT'S GOING TO CAMOUFLAGE THE TAJ MAHAL .... BUT FOR THESE NUCLEAR POWERS, EXCHANGING GUN FIRE SEEMS THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS. DESPITE THE INSTABILITY .... PRESIDENT BUSH (IN HIS WEEKLY RADIO ADDRESS) REITERATED HIS COMMITTEMENT TO FIGHTING TERRORISM.

(President Bush/Weekly Radio Address)

"The world should know that this administration will not blink in the face of danger and will not tire when it comes to completing the missions that we said we would do."
STANDUP CLOSE: THE FIRST OF WHICH ... TO FIND OSAMA BIN LADEN ... WHO SOME SAY IS HIDING IN PAKISTAN ... A COUNTRY THAT MAY NOW HAVE BIGGER PROBLEMS THAN HUNTING DOWN AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE ENEMY.
JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Cuban officials want Afghan prisioners of war out of their back yard.
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They are opposed to having the prisioners held at the U-S Naval base at Guantanamo Bay because they believe the base should have been closed years ago. But the U-S military says it still plans to house al-Qaida and Taliban prisioners at the facility. The U-S first seized the base in 18-98 and has leased the property on the southeastern part of the island since 19-03.

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A massive fire in Peru's capital has killed at least 77 people... and officials fear the body count will go higher.
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It happened after an explosion at a fireworks shop Saturday night.
The surrounding area became an inferno as fire spread through four blocks of apartments and stores.
More than 100 people are injured.
Officials say most of the dead were found in the streets and building entrances ... and firefighters say more victims could be buried inside buildings.
Fireworks are popular in Peru during Christmas and New Year's celebrations.
Some Peruvian officials are now calling for a ban.
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A Henry County resident is trying to oust the School Superintendent after the school board voted to move forward with a controversial reconfiguration plan.
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Reverend Tyler Millner has sent a letter to the State Department of Education asking the department to remove Superintendent Sharon Dodson.
He alleges Dodson has deceived the public as well as been unresponsive to voters and parents.
The state code says that the recommendation to remove a division superintendent can be made for "sufficient cause" but it does not define the term.
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((REV. TYLER MILLNER/CONSOLIDATION OPPONENT: IF THEY LOOK AT ALL THE FACTS AND LOOK AT THE WAY IN WHICH THIS COMMUNITY HAS BEEN PUT IN CRISIS IT OUGHT TO CONCERN THEM WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE GETTING THE BEST LEADERSHIP AND THE BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT. I THINK THATS THE QUESTION.))
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The Department of Education is preparing a response to Reverand Millner's letter.
A spokesperson for the Department says he cannot remember the department ever exercising its authority to remove a superintendent.
Doctor Sharon Dodson could not be reached for comment.
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Governor-elect Mark Warner's administration will include former U-S Attorney Bob Crouch.
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Warner has chosen Crouch as deputy secretary of Public Safety. Crouch was appointed U-S Attorney for Virginia's western district in 1993-- by President Clinton. Some of Crouch's areas of expertise-- include the prosecution of cyber crime, child pornography, Oxycontin abuse and money laundering.
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Warner also named Robert Burnley to serve as director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Rita Henderson has also been tapped as director of constituent services.

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As New York gets ready to celebrate January 1st, the effects of September 11th are already evident.
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Half-a- million people are expected to crowd Times Square to participate in the biggest New Year's Party of them all.
Security has been increased. Some police officers will carry high-tech sensors that can detect radioactivity.
People will have to pass through checkpoints ... and leave the booze and backpacks at home.
This year, the New Year's ball that drops at midnight is engraved with the names of rescue organizers and countries that lost people in the September 11th attacks.
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Still to come on News 7 Sunday Morning....... A local basketball tournament is courting a special cause -
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This weekend, a college basketball tournament in Salem will go beyond fun and games. The 9th Annual V-Foundation Classic will take to the hardwood in support of the American Cancer Society. Here to talk more about that with us this morning is Page Moyer - head coach of the Roanoke College Men's basketball team.
[SUPER=01-Page Moyer/Roanoke College Head Coach]

Thanks for joining us here this morning. FIRST, TELL ME HOW THE ROANOKE COLLEGE MEN'S B'BALL TEAM GOT STARTED WITH THIS TOURNAMENT.
WHAT EXACTLY IS THE V-FOUNDATION?
HOW DID THE CANCER SOCIETY DONATIONS COME ABOUT?
HOW MANY GAMES WILL BE PLAYED

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[take fs] Thanks so much for being here with us this morning - and if you would like to attend any of the games - they start Wednesday the second at 5:00 when the Savannah College of Arts and Design take on Averett College , then at 7:30, Roanoke takes on East Connecticut. Play picks up again on Thursday at 5:00.
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New Years is just around the corner and that means parties. Whether you are hosting or a guest, you may need a dish to take along with you. That's why I'm here with a special edition of Weekend Diner today - making a delicious Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Pie -
[MARYA/BRENT TWO SHOT] Marya is here helping me today... ((Brent and Marya Ad lib))
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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... A fatal fire disrupts the streets of Peru...
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And a look at the jobs of Afghan peace keepers.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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At least 77 people are dead after a fireworks explosion spread fire through downtown Lima, Peru.
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The blast happened in a fireworks shop Saturday night.
The surrounding area became an inferno ... engulfing four blocks of apartments and stores.
More than 100 people are injured.
Officials say most of the dead were found in the streets and building entrances ... and firefighters say many more victims could be buried inside buildings.
Fireworks are popular in Peru during Christmas and New Year's celebrations.
Some Peruvian officials are now calling for a ban.
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The first of four public viewing platforms is scheduled to open this morning at the World Trade Center site.
The platforms will give people a better view of the non-stop recovery work.
Meanwhile, dozens of groups in the U-S are reportedly being investigated for possible ties to the Al-Qaida terror network.
In Afghanistan, U-S forces have moved dozens of captured Taliban warriors to a Marine base.
Cynthia Bowers has the latest on the war.
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[SUPER=07-Commander Wahed; :18]
[SUPER=07-Commander Paris; :55]
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(( KABUL, AFGHANISTAN In the capital of Kabul, the number of armed soldiers on the streets is noticeably down.

(nats)

but just a few miles from the city, an army can still be assembled in just a matter of minutes. Commander Wahed, says although he's tired of warhe's been a military man for 12 years now. He hopes to be a part of the future Afghan army...

(nats Sot/Commander Wahed 618) AS FOR HIS TROOPS, HE SAYS, IF THE NEW

GOVERNMENT GIVES THEM A SALARY THEY TOO WILL STAY ON AS SOLDIERS AND IF NOT THEY'LL FIND OTHER WORK.
But after more than two decades of fighting in Afghanistan, most of these men are ill prepared for any work, but war.- Untrained, and under-educated for jobs in any economy.
Another few miles down the road, another United Front military base...30 year old Paris, who has been fighting half his life, says he and his 80 soldiers are ready for peace...but still concerned about terrorists. He is holding Al Qaeda prisoners from Pakistan.

(nats: Sot/Commander Paris)

NONETHELESS, HE SAYS WHEN THERE IS PEACE IN THIS COUNTRY WE WON'T NEED OUR WEAPONS ANYMORE.
But in a country that has seen one war evolve into the next and constant fighting for 23 years, these young men have earned their keep through battle, their pay mostly comes thru the spoils of war.

(nats:)

With few jobs, and even fewer prospects, allegiances to regional war lords may still be seen as a safetynet. A sure bet compared to the uncertainty of any future Afghan government. Yet, almost to a man these fighters say THIS a unique opportunity

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Those hopes rest in small part on a tiny peacekeeping force, whose presence is largely symbolic. Led by the British it will total only 3,000....

(nats:Commander Panjshir 3810O)

Panjshir, another United Front commander, is wary of foreign troops, and hopes their stay will be short. ONCE OUR OWN PEOPLE ARE KEEPING THE PEACE, HE SAYS, THERE WILL BE NO MORE FIGHTING.
CYNTHIA BOWERS�CBS NEWS
(stand up) THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN RULED BY THE GUN FOR DECADES, IF NOT

CENTURIES. THE ABILITY TO CHANGE THAT MENTALITY WILL BE CRITICAL TO THE SUCCESS OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT. CYNTHIA BOWERS, CBS NEWS, KABUL.))

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New Year's Eve is one of the biggest celebration days of the year -- but this year downtown Roanoke will not be full of cheers and confetti. Justin McLeod tells us why First Night won't be the life of the party to ring in 2002.
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((((NAT SOUND OF DOWNTOWN))
On a Saturday afternoon, downtown Roanoke is bustling with activity.
Come New Years Eve, downtown will be quiet.
That's because there's no First Night celebration this year.
[SOT 19:47:55; 19:48:23]
[IN Q=Its a little disappointing]

((TAMMY BAUGHMAN/ROANOKE RESIDENT: IT'S A LITTLE DISAPPOINTING. DOWNTOWN ROANOKE IS A FUN PLACE TO BE FOR THE NEW YEAR.)) ((ARCHIE HODGES/ROANOKE RESIDENT: PERSONALLY, I THINK ROANOKE IS A VERY SMALL TOWN AND EVENTS LIKE THAT THE PEOPLE IN THE VALLEY ARE GOING TO MISS IT ESPECIALLY THE CHILDREN.))
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((NAT SOUND OF FIRST NIGHT FROM FILE TAPE))
First Night is a family affair.
Its an alcohol free event that features a wide variety of entertainment and other cultural activities.
[SOT 19:51:28]
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((RAY BAUGHMAN/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I THINK ITS GOOD THAT FAMILIES THAT WANT TO BE SOBER AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT AND TO APPRECIATE EACH OTHER AND THEIR COMMUNITY ETC., HAVE A PLACE TO DO THAT.))
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But for this time in eleven years, that place won't be Roanoke.
A change of leadership over the summer forced Festival in the Park to cancel this year's event.
Other factors also played a part in that decision.
[SOT 19:57:09]
[IN Q=For one, its difficult to find]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: FOR ONE, ITS DIFFICULT TO FIND THE 200 OR SO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FIRST NIGHT. SECONDLY, ITS A MONEY ISSUE. IT COSTS MORE THAN TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO PUT ON FIRST NIGHT AND THE LAST FEW YEARS THE FESTIVAL HAS BEEN IN THE RED.))
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((NAT SOUND OF FIRST NIGHT))
The event typically draws up to 10-thousand people each year.
And although many would like to see First Night return to Roanoke, organizers won't say say yet whether the event will be back next year.
[SOT 46:46]
[IN Q=As far as News Years Eve]

((STU ISRAEL/FESTIVAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: AS FAR AS NEWS YEARS EVE AND FIRST NIGHT I REALLY CAN'T REALLY ANSWER THAT QUESTION AT THIS TIME.))
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Organizers hope to make a decision by next spring.
Until then, people looking to do something on New Years Eve will have to paint the town (SHOT OF FACE PAINTING; TAPE 00-39, 2:07:03) another way.

Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))[B'burg-First]


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Roanoke's loss could be Blacksburg's gain.
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Organizers expect nearly 25-hundred people to turn out for First Night Blacksburg.
The event will have 10 venues with activities for all ages.
Admission is a button you must purchase and wear for the night.
Kids under 12 get in free.
This is the second year Blacksburg has held a First Night celebration.
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Still to come on News 7 Sunday Morning....... Science is helping rare animal species reproduce -
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making life possible
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For this little guy and others like him.. but all he's thinking about is having a splashing good time! We'll tell you why a little later - But first if you are traveling today........ [Jacey ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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Some people grow up not knowing which path in life to take.
19-year-old Cory Lutz chose the bowling lane.
As Jennifer Miele tells us in this week's Virginia Profile, a strike for Cory would be a full-ride to college.
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Cory Lutz's mom has got to be proud.
At 19, he's working full-time at Lee-Hi Lanes to put himself through Virginia Western Community College.
Not to mention, he can bowl a near-perfect game on command.
[SOT]

[tc:05:59:12] ((CORY: I SHOT MY FIRST 300 IN NATIONAL'S QUALIFYING ON NOVEMBER 17TH.))
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Cory isn't sure if he was born with the talent, or if it came with time. Growing up, Cory had nothing but time to spend at Lee-Hi.
His mother and father divorced when he was two.
Instead of leaving him with a sitter, Cory's mom brought him to league night every Wednesday.
[SOT]

[tc:05:55:03] ((CORY: I WAS ONE OF THE LITTLE KIDS I DON'T LIKE THAT RUN AROUND HERE. THEY CAUSE ME TROUBLE. I YELL AND SCREAM AT THEM...WALK, SLOW DOWN. I WAS ONE OF THEM.))
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[TC:06:05:14] ((HE'S GROWN LOT IN THREE YEARS, FROM 16-19 THERE'S BEEN A BIG CHANGE IN HIM.))
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Co-worker Howard Nash says he's watched Cory grow over the past few years, from a boy who liked to bowl, to a young man with a very promising future.
[SOT]

((HOWARD NASH: OPEN BOWLING, YOU COME IN, HE WILL HAVE SO MUCH FUN WITH YOU. LEAGUE BOWLERS, HE KNOWS HOW TO BE PROFESSIONAL.))
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Cory became part of the Lee-Hi team in 1998. He'd spent so much time there growing up, the owners knew he'd be a good employee.
But Cory longs to be part of a different team. A college team.
[SOT]

[tc:06:02:11] ((CORY: I CAN'T WAIT, WICHITA STATE. I'D LOVE TO GO TO MOOREHEAD STATE. TOP TWO IN THE NATION.))
[RUNS= 04]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT] [tc:06:02:35] ((CORY: I SIT THERE AND GO ON-LINE AND LOOK AT THE TEAM MEMBERS FOR OTHER TEAMS AND I SAY I WISH I COULD BE RIGHT THERE.))
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Cory's pretty sure bowling is what's kept him out of trouble.
That and the trio of ladies that raised him... mom, aunt and grandma.
[SOT]

[tc:05:54:14] ((CORY: I LOVE THEM WITH EVERYTHING I HAVE. THEY ARE MY CHAMPIONS.))
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But a champion is something Cory himself hopes to be soon.
He will travel to Reno in the summer for the Junior World Team challenge... if he wins, he could get the scholarship money he needs to bowl for Virginia Tech.
[SOT]

((CORY: I TALKED TO THE COACH A LITTLE BIT. HE LIKES ME. THEY NEED A LEFTY. I'M A LEFTY.))
[RUNS= 06]


Folks at the Bowling Alley say Cory's an all-around nice guy, who'd give anyone some help. Even me.
[SOT]

((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: WE THOUGHT SINCE CORY IS SUCH AN EXPERT, WE'D GET SOME INSIDE BOWLING TIPS FROM HIM. WE'LL START WITH AN EIGHT POUND BALL. THEN WHAT? CORY: LINE UP WITH THE ARROWS, KEEP YOUR ARM STRAIT WHEN YOU GO BACK, AND STRAIGHT WHEN YOU GO FORWARD...... I THINK I'LL LEAVE THE BOWLING TO CORY.))
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In Cory's life, there are several pins still standing. But he's determined to knock them down, one by one.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Salem.

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Zoos around the world are joining forces to help make sure endangered animals don't vanish.
Eric Engberg shows how scientists are pulling out the stops to bring some rare babies into the world.
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[IN Q=Meet Kandula]
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[SUPER=01-Eric Engberg/Reporting; :55]
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((Meet Kandula....a small miracle, in more ways than one. Born November 25th at Washington's National Zoo...the baby Asian elephant...is already delighting the crowds with his bathtime antics. His birth was the product of 10 years of research into elephant reproduction. His mother, Shanti, was artifically inseminated...only the 5th time ever it's been done.

(SOUND)

DR. LUCY SPELMAN�DIRECTOR, NATIONAL ZOO "IT'S NOT EASY AND IT HAS SOME EXPENSE AND YOU HAVE TO COORDINATE A LOT TO MAKE THIS WORK. BUT IT'S A TOOL. ONE OF THE MANY TOOLS WE USE WHEN WE TRY TO LOOK AT ENDANGERED SPECIES, WHETHER THEY'RE ELEPHANTS OR GIRAFFES OR GIANT PANDAS."
NARRATION: Hormone levels of the zoo's 2 pandas are monitored to learn more about their reproductive behavior. Berani...a Sumatran tiger...was recently born here. The public was allowed to see him for the first time this week. He's only one of 500 of his kind in all the world.

(O/C BRIDGE) "25 YEARS AGO THE NATION'S ZOOS REALIZED THAT TOO MUCH

INBREEDING WAS THREATENING THE HEALTH OF SOME SPECIES. SO A "SPECIES SURVIVAL PLAN" WAS LAUNCHED, IN WHICH ANIMALS ARE MOVED AROUND AMONG ZOOS FOR BREEDING PURPOSES."

(SOUND: SPELMAN) "ESSENTIALLY, WHAT WE DO IS THIS THING CALLED GENETIC

MATCH-MAKING, WHERE WE LOOK AT THE GENETICS OF THE ANIMALS THAT WE HAVE IN CAPTIVITY, THEIR RELATEDNESS OR LACK OF RELATEDNESS. AND WE WORK TOGETHER, COORDINATE IT AND SAY, 'THIS FEMALE TIGER SHOULD GO TO THIS ZOO. THIS MALE TIGER SHOULD GO TO THIS ZOO."
NARRATION: The zoo's lowland gorilla family is one of the plan's success stories....leading to six births in 10 years, including a cuddly newborn.
At the San Diego zoo, they are experimenting with hormones to help endangered cheetahs breed. And this baby Indian rhino recently came into the world....one of 24-hundred remaining. The rhino gene pool is being carefully tracked.
NAT SOUND: IT'S A MALE, BORN NOVEMBER 28TH, 2001....
NARRATION: ....for a species this critical, a committee of experts makes recommendations on breeding selection.

(NAT SOUND: ALLIGATOR HISSING)


At New York's Bronx Zoo....they are working on techniques to breed rare Chinese alligators in captivity, then release them in the wild.
This zoo led the way in breeding the high mountain snow leopard, considered one of the most beautiful of all the big cats...but hunted for their coats to the point that only a few thousand remain.
So, little Kandula, whose name means strength and virtue and whose long-distance dad was born in Sri Lanka and lived in Canada, will grow up (all 6 tons) in a Brave New World for threatened species....one in which scientists are pulling all the stops to help keep them around for future generations.
Eric Engberg, CBS News, Washington.))