[Campaign-Finance]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It was a late night on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers ended a bitter debate over campaign finance reform.
The House has passed the most sweeping overhaul since the post- Watergate days.
Jennifer Jones reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Lindsey Graham/(R) South Carolina;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, Washington.]

((

(nats..final vote)

THE FINAL VOTE CAME LONG AFTER THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT. ..WITH THE HOUSE 'PASSING' THE MOST SWEEPING OVERHAUL OF CAMPAIGN SPENDING RULES IN A GENERATION. REPUBLICAN LEADERS BATTLED TO THE BITTER END, AGAINST THE BILL, DESIGNED TO REDUCE THE ROLE OF MONEY IN POLITICS.
(nats...debate)

THE FIERCE DEBATE WENT ON FOR 16 HOURS. OPPONENTS TRIED EVERYTHING TO KILL THE BILL -- OFFERING UP AMENDMENT AFTER AMENDMENT. ..ARGUING, THE CHANGES IN THE SPENDING RULES WERE UNCONSTITUTIONAL, AND STACKED AGAINST THE G-O-P. BUT IN THE END, ENOUGH REPUBLICANS BROKE RANKS.

(REP. LINDSEY GRAHAM/(R) SOUTH CAROLINA "America needs to change the way

we conduct our campaigns and I'm willing to pay a price by making my friends mad at me.")

(GFX)

THE BILL BANS 'SOFT MONEY'...THE BACKDOOR CONTRIBUTIONS THAT LABOR UNIONS, CORPORATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS GIVE 'DIRECTLY' TO POLITICAL PARTIES, IN ORDER TO GET AROUND SPENDING LIMITS...ON CONTRIBUTIONS TO INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES. IT ALSO STOPS UNIONS AND OTHER INDEPENDENT GROUPS FROM RUNNING SO CALLED 'ISSUE ADS'...30 DAYS BEFORE A PRIMARY, OR 60 DAYS BEFORE A GENERAL ELECTION.

(nats..enron)

ENERGIZED BY THE ENRON SCANDAL, SUPPORTERS FENDED OFF MORE THAN A DOZEN REVISIONS TO THE BILL. REFORMERS SAY EMBARASSMENT OVER THE NEARLY SIX MILLION DOLLARS ENRON LAVISHED ON CONGRESS FINALLY FORCED THE CHANGES.

(STANDUP INFO)

THE BILL NOW GOES BACK TO THE SENATE. IF IT GETS A FINAL O-K, IT GOES TO PRESIDENT BUSH FOR SIGNING. CLOSE ADVISORS SAY THE PRESIDENT'S POLITICAL TEAM HAS DETERMINED THE BILL WILL PASS. JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
))

[Pearl]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The chief suspect in the kidnapping of American journalist Daniel Pearl say he believes Pearl is dead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Karachi, Pakistan;]


In a Pakistani courtroom today, Omar (sy-EED') Saeed said -- quote -- ``As far as I know he's dead.''
(sy-EED) Saeed confessed to the kidnapping.
But he did not say where or when the 38-year-old American was allegedly killed.
Saeed is a 27-year-old Islamic militant who has a history of kidnapping Westerners.
He surrendered Tuesday, saying he wanted to save his family from harassment.
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[11NBC]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC2:02:13]
[GRAPHIC=Banking]


Employees at the National Bank of Commerce here in the Valley have a busy weekend ahead of them.
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[VO-NAT]


Today, they'll begin converting nine Wachovia Bank branches to NBC.
Wachovia sold the branches when it merged with First Union.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


NBC found a niche market inside Kroger Stores in the early 90's.
The bank says it will keep its Kroger branches AND those outside Kroger stores, even though some will be a stone's throw apart.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The outside branches]

((JIM BECKNER/NBC REGIONAL PRESIDENT: THE OUTSIDE BRANCH IS CLOSED.. THEN YOU CAN GO INSIDE THE KROGER. IF IT IS RAINING AND YOU DON'T WANT TO GET OUT OF YOUR CAR, YOU CAN GO THROUGH THE DRIVE THROUGH. SOME MAY SAY ITS DUPLICATION, BUT IT PROVIDES NECESSARY SERVICES AND CONVENIENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Beckner/NBC Regional President]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=and convenience.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wachovia branches will close today at two, and reopen as NBC tomorrow morning.
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[11VDOT]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-54]
[GRAPHIC=none]


State officials say the Virginia Department of Transportation made promises it cannot keep.
Yesterday, they outlined major cuts in the state's road building program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]


In many districts, they say it will be a struggle to complete projects already in the pipeline.
And there will be little money available for new construction.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're looking at six or seven years]

((WE'RE LOOKING AT SIX AND SEVEN YEARS IN THE BEST SCENARIOS IN SOME DISTRICTS, AND TWELVE IN OTHERS TO EVEN START NEW PROJECTS, PLUS, PLUS, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO PAY FOR WHAT'S IN THE PIPELINE. WE'RE LOOKING AT SOMETHING THAT THERE'S NO EASY ANSWER FOR THIS. AND IT JUST COMPOUNDS WHAT IS ALREADY BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT SESSION FOR MOST OF US.))
[SUPER=@hawkins; :]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=very difficult session for most of us.]
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[VO-NAT]


Primary roads will take the biggest hit... more than 50 percent.
In the Lynchburg District, that will mean a reduction of more than 78- million dollars.
In the Salem District... a cut of more than 90- million dollars over six years.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Transportation officials say they are still working on a list of specific projects that will be affected.

They hope to reveal those recommendations early next week.[11Workman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC24:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Testosterone, alcohol and guns.
That's what led two strangers to a deadly confrontation outside O'Charley's Restaurant on Tuesday according to Roanoke's chief prosecutor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Drug Enforcement Agent Timothy Workman pleaded NOT guilty to the murder of Kevin Bailey in front of a courtroom full of Bailey's friends and relatives.
But he and his attorney offered no explanation for what happened.
The prosecutor says the off-duty agent shot Bailey three times in the chest during a scuffle in the parking lot.
Workman was apparently leaving the restaurant with a woman when the two men started arguing.
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[SOT 12:28:53 - 12:29:01]
[IN Q=He's just a guy]

((MICHAEL PATTERSON/BAILEY'S BROTHER: HE'S JUST A GUY THAT DRANK TOO MUCH, MADE SOME BAD DECISIONS. MY BROTHER HAS TO PAY FOR THAT. HIS DAUGHTER HAS TO PAY FOR THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Patterson/Bailey's Brother;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=pay for that. DOUBLE OUT]
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[VO-NAT]


Workman was released from jail on 100-thousand dollars bond.
He'll be allowed to return home to Texas until his preliminary hearing in March.
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[11Campbell-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC1:19:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Campbell County authorities are investigating what may turn out to be the county's first homicide of the year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


43-year old Frank Xavier (fair-uh-NAH-chee) Farinacci was found in a pool of blood in a garage near his home on Candlers Mountain Road yesterday morning.
For now, sheriff's authorities are only calling his death "suspicious".
Technicians spent most of the afternoon gathering evidence at the scene.
An autopsy is scheduled for later this morning.
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[11Ntelos]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC08:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In business news, Ntelos workers in Daleville will vote tomorrow on whether to unionize.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./2000]
[TAPE#=00-10 1:15:11]


The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers says about 40 employees will consider doing so at the former R&B Communications facility in Botetourt County.
It's been about a year since Ntelos took over R&B.
The combined company serves 300 thousand area digital PCS customers.
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[Marketwatch]


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


More signs of an economic recovery have investors in a buying mood. Yesterday, relatively solid retail sales figures inspired another rally on Wall Street. Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((WALL STREET IS HOPING FOR A SWEETHEART RALLY ON THIS VALENTINE'S DAY....
IN THE PREVIOUS SESSION, STOCKS GOT A BOOST FROM A BETTER THAN EXPECTED RETAIL SALES REPORT FOR JANUARY.

(gr)

THE DOW SHOT UP 125 POINTS, KNOCKING ON THE DOOR OF DOW 10-THOUSAND.

(gr)

THE NASDAQ ADDED NEARLY 25 POINTS...

(gr)

POWERING THE RALLY... CHIPMAKER APPLIED MATERIALS EXPECTS ORDERS WILL CLIMB 10 - 15 PERCENT IN THE CURRENT QUARTER.

(gr)

AND OFFICE DEPOT SAID 2002 PROFITS WILL BEAT THE STREET.

(oc)

AND AFTER THE CLOSING BELL, HEWLETT PACKARD POSTED PROFIT OF 25 CENTS A SHARE ON REVENUE OF 11.4 BILLION DOLLARS.. THAT WAS RIGHT IN LINE WITH ESTIMATES...

(gr)

BUT H-P SAID 2ND QTR PROFITS WILL BE SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN FIRST QTR RESULTS. HEWLETT PACKARD IS TRYING TO SWAY SHAREHOLDERS TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF ITS PENDING MERGER WITH COMPAQ COMPUTER.

(oc)

IN AN EFFORT TO HELP PREVENT ANOTHER ENRON DEBACLE, LAWMAKERS INTRODUCED LEGISLATION THAT WOULD CREATE A PUBLIC OVERSIGHT BOARD. THE BOARD WOULD OVERSEE THE ACCOUNTING INDUSTRY AND BAR AUDITORS FROM PERFORMING CERTAIN CONSULTING SERVICES. MEANTIME, THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION PROPOSED NEW CORPORATE DISCLOSURE RULES...AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE RULES WOULD FORCE SENIOR EXECUTIVES TO DIVULGE INSIDE STOCK SALES MORE QUICKLY.

(gr)

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

(oc)

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

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Jennings]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The original outlaw of country music has died.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=nat sound]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Singer Waylon Jennings passed away yesterday at his home in Phoenix, Arizona.
Officials say Jennings died of complications after a long battle with diabetes.
The singer was also a songwriter and guitarist, who recorded 60 albums and had 16 Number 1 country hits.
His career spanned five decades.
Back in October, Jennings was inducted into the country music hall of fame.
Waylon Jennings was 64.
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[11Cardinal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC06:59]
[GRAPHIC=Amtrak]


If Congress decides to not bail out the financially troubled Amtrak, the result could hurt small communities in this area.
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[VO-NAT - :16]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;]

Clifton Forge officials say the Amtrak stop brings in much needed money to a struggling economy. The town is a stop on the Cardinal route, which runs from Washington D-C to Chicago, and has been put on a "hit-list"of routes that could be cut in the fall.
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[SOT - 01:11]
[IN Q=The Amtrak stop is literally...]

((GLYNN LOOPE/CLIFTON FORGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR; THE AMTRAK STOP IS LITERALLY PART OF OUR ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE THAT SERVES NOT ONLY LOCAL BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY AS FAR AS TRAFFIC COMING INTO THE AREA, BUT IT'S A HUGE TRAVEL AND TOURISM ISSUE. THE HOMESTEAD IS AFFECTED BY THIS. WHEN DOUTHAT STATE PARK RUNS ADS IN THE WASHINGTON POST PROMOTING THEMSELVES AS A WEEKEND DESTINATION FOR THE D-C MARKET, THEY CAN TAKE AMTRAK FROM DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON TO DOWNTOWN CLIFTON FORGE.))
[SUPER=01-Glynn Loope/Clifton Forge Economic Dev. Coordinator;]
[RUNS=24]
[OUT Q=downtown Clifton Forge.]
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[VO-NAT - :16+]

The House Transportation Committee has scheduled a hearing today on a recommendation to break up Amtrak and introduce competition. The deadline for Amtrak to operate without federal funds is December second -- and Amtrak is expected to fall 217 million dollars short of cash needed to run on its own.
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[11SPCA]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC02:33]
[GRAPHIC=SPCA]

The SPCA is teaming up with local governments to give animals better care.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Roanoke city, Roanoke County, Botetourt County and Vinton yesterday signed a service agreement with the Roanoke Valley SPCA. The partnership will result in larger, more up to date facilities for the SPCA and the Municipal Regional Pound.
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[SOT 21:34:37-21:34:57]
[IN Q=The new facility's gonna be clean...]

((DON THORNE/ROANOKE VALLEY SPCA: THE NEW FACILITY'S GONNA BE CLEAN, DISEASE-FREE, NICE, CLEAR, EASIER TO CLEAN, A PLACE NOT ONLY WILL CITIZENS'LL LIKE COMING TO BUT THE SPCA SECTION WILL BE USING MORE VOLUNTEERS BECAUSE THEY WON'T GET AS BURNED OUT BY COMING IN THERE AND BEING UPSET ABOUT EVERYTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Don Thorne/Roanoke Valley SPCA;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=coming in there and being upset about everything.]
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[VO-NAT :12]

Construction on the 3-point-1 million dollar project will begin on land surrounding the current SPCA off Baldwin Avenue this summer. The improved facilities are expected to take about a year to complete.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]




[1st-Business]


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


In business news this morning, United Airlines and its mechanics will continue contract talks tomorrow.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]

((GOOD MORNING THIS THURSDAY THE 14TH OF FEBRUARY.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING

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IT'S BACK TO THE BARGAINING TABLE FOR UNITED AND ITS MECHANICS TOMORROW.
THE UNION RESOUNDINGLY REJECTED THE AIRLINES LATEST CONTRACT OFFER ON TUESDAY...JUST FIVE DAYS BEFORE THEIR CURRENT ONE EXPIRES.
NEARLY 86 PERCENT OF THE UNION'S MEMBERS ALSO AUTHORIZE A STRIKE.
HOWEVER, UNION LEADERS SAY THEY'LL MEET AROUND THE CLOCK TO AVOID A POTENTIAL STRIKE.

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TODAY THE MARKET WILL REACT TO BUSINESS INVENTORY AND INITIAL UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIM DATA
AFTER RISING IN WEDNESDAY TRADING ON A BOUNCE IN CONSUMER SPENDING IN JANUARY.
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. SOLID GAINS FOR STOCKS IN TOKYO.

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COMCAST SAYS IT WON'T RECORD WHERE YOU GO ON THE WEB ANYMORE WITH THEIR HIGH SPEED INTERNET SERVICE.
THE COMPANY HAD BEEN TRACKING EACH CUSTOMER'S VISITS TO VARIOUS WEB PAGES.. BUT NOW THAT IT'S KNOWN AND NOW THAT ONE CONGRESSMAN SAYS IT MAY HAVE BROKEN FEDERAL PRIVACY LAWS.. COMCAST SAYS THEY WON'T DO IT ANYMORE.

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THE SATELLITE RADIO BUSINESS GETS BIGGER TODAY.
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO IS SET TO OFFER ITS 100 COMMERCIAL-FREE STATIONS IN FOUR CITIES, LAUNCHING A BATTLE AGAINST COMPETITOR XM SATELLITE...THAT BEAT IT TO THE MARKET.
SIRIUS LISTENERS WILL HAVE TO PAY 249 DOLLARS FOR A RECEIVER AND ANTENNA AND A 12 DOLLAR, 95 CENT MONTHLY FEE TO HEAR THE MUSIC.

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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-RU-Smile]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-13 1:11:29]
[GRAPHIC=Radford University]


Several Radford University students are headed to the Philippines to conduct medical research that will help families who have children with a cleft lip or palate. The students will be part of Operation Smile.
Each student will placed in a different city and will work with a team including a Filipino speech pathologist and a student from the University of Phillipines-Manila. Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Earl Johnson is one of four]
[SUPER=03-Radford;00]
[SUPER=01-Earl Johnson/Comm. Sciences & Disorders Student; 15]
[SUPER=01-Michael VanLue/Professor; :32]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[SUPER=01-Natasha Ring/Comm. Sciences & Disorders Student;]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=I'm Joy Sutton for News 7 Mornin']

(( Earl Johnson is one of four Radford University students headed to the Philippines.
He will spend two weeks collecting data that will be used to develop educational materials for parents of children with cleft lip and palate.
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[SOT1:25:07]
[IN Q=I think it wil be the first only education materail]

((EARL JOHNSON/STUDENT: I THINK IT WILL THE FIRST AND ONLY EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL THAT IS AVAILABLE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE PHILIPPINES IN RELATION TO CLEFT LIP AND PALATE. IT'S EXCITING TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THAT ATTEMPT)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=of that attempt]


Children in rice based cultures are twice as likely to be born with cleft lips and palates.
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[SOT1:18:57]
[IN Q=We're addressign a couple of different areas]

((MICHAEL VANLUE/PROFESSOR:WE'RE ADDRESSING A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT AREAS. THE CAUSE OF CLEFTING, THE FEEDING PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES WHEN CLEFTS ARE UNPREPARED, ALSO SPEECH THERAPY, AND ALSO SURGICAL PROGNOSIS)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=and surgical prognosis]


And the students will take technology with them that will make it possible to stay connected during the trip with fellow students at the University. [nat sound] [runs03]
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[SOT1:13:12]
[IN Q=We'll have to unbox the files]

((WE'LL HAVE TO UNBOX THE FILES...AND THEN WE'LL COLLECT ALL DATA AND GIVE IT TO KEVIN IN HARVEY CENTER SO HE CAN POST IT ON WEB AND KEEP THE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY UP TO DATE )) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=community up to date]

And what makes this system unique is that doesn't require the use of the Internet, just a phone line to transmit information.
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[SOT1:22:05]
[IN Q=I think this will help facilitate]

(( I THINK THIS WILL HELP FACILITATE DOING RESEARCH IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND GETTING THE DATA BACK TO THE U.S )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=back to the U.S]

And for all the students --its chance to help a country in need.
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[SOT1:13:42]
[IN Q=I think it will mean]

((I THINK IT WILL MEAN WE'LL BE ABLE TO SERVE THEM BETTER MEDICALLY)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=serve them better medically]))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


The National Institutes of Health and the University of Iowa gave a 25-thousand dollar grant to conduct the research.


[11Whooping-Cough]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Whooping Cough]


Another person in Bedford County is now being treated for (HOOP-ing) whooping cough. Health Officials say the person had a connection to one of three people diagnosed with the disease earlier.
The Health Department says the person has not been tested but does have some of the symptoms. While Whooping Cough can be treated with antibiotics, it can be deadly.