[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[roll cold out of the open]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1; ]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... A Franklin County public safety official is arrested for driving under the influence...
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... and the Democrats pick their candidate for former Speaker Vance Wilkins' seat. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Webster]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC-40:16]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

Franklin County's Director of Public Safety is free on bond after being charged with driving under the influence.
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[VO-NAT]

State police say 50- year old Claude Webster was arrested yesterday after crashing his Corvette through a wire fence on Grassy Hill Road.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Authorities say no one was seriously injured in the incident. But this is Webster's second brush with the law in less than a year. In February-- he was placed on administrative leave after a judge found him guilty of threatening a patron at a Wendy's drive thru with his handgun. Webster was later reinstated as the county's public safety director.

[24th-District]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC-52:56]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2002]


The race is now officially on to replace former Speaker Vance Wilkins in the 24th House of Delegates District.
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[VO-NAT - :14.5]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; ]


Yesterday, Democrats in the 24th district gathered at Parry McCluer High School.
Lexington resident Mimi Elrod and Amherst County businessman Rodney Taylor ran for the Democratic nomination.
In the end, Elrod came out on top.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 43:11]
[IN Q=My biggest concern]

((MIMI ELROD/(D) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES: MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS WITH THE FISCAL SITUATION THAT WE ARE IN A MESS FISCALLY AND WE NEED TO GET OUT OF THAT. AND I WANT TO WORK HARD TO FIND CREATIVE SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS THAT PRESENTS TO US.))
[SUPER=01-Mimi Elrod/(D) Candidate for House of Delegates]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=presents to us]
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[VO-NAT - :09.5]


Elrod's opponent will be Republican Rockbridge County native Ben Cline, who is the former chief of staff to Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:22:03]
[IN Q=Dealing with red tape]

((BEN CLINE/(R) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES: DEALING WITH RED TAPE THAT GOVERNMENT CAUSES, WORKING TO CUT THAT RED TAPE, BALANCE THE BUDGET, THOSE ARE ISSUES THAT I CAN TAKE TO RICHMOND REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE THAT I CAN TAKE AND MY WORK WITH THE PROBLEMS CITIZENS HAVE FACED WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, I WILL TAKE THAT TO RICHMOND AND HELP THEM WORK WITH STATE GOVERNMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Ben Cline/(R) Candidate for House of Delegates]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=with state government]
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[VO-NAT - :14+]


The winner of this special election will serve out the remaining one year of Wilkins' term and will represent the 24th district which includes Rockbridge County, Lexington, most of Amherst County and a small portion of Augusta County.

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[Dominion-Vote]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC-11:25]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Dominion Virginia Power and its striking electrical workers may be closer to talking.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]

The company and the union representing the striking workers are said to be inching back to the bargaining table. The union says it has presented the company with a new contract proposal, which Dominion said it will review this weekend. The workers have been on strike since breaking off talks August 2nd. The union represents 37-hundred Dominion employees in Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia.
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[CA-Abduction]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Police in California are searching for two girls who were kidnapped from their home and taken to Mexico.
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[VO-NAT]


10-year-old Cindy and 8-year-old Ashley Campos were taken early yesterday morning.
Police say the man who took them is 32-year-old Martin Ruiz ... their mother's boyfriend.
What concerns police is that Ruiz was arrested last year for molesting the girls AND for kidnapping their mother.
Those charges were later dropped.
(///// SOT /////)
[**BUMP SOTS -- they're bumped together in the package.**]
[IN Q=I'm really concerned]
[SUPER=01-Abel Viera/Godfather; :00]
[SUPER=01-Josephina Campos/Mother; :09]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=happened to them.]
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[VO-NAT]


The border patrol confirms that Ruiz DID cross into Mexico yesterday afternoon.
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[Hidden-Valley]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC-1:16:57]
[GRAPHIC=Hidden Valley]

Some students were roaming school halls this weekend... but it had nothing to do with classwork...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Parents and their children gathered at Hidden Valley High School yesterday to assemble desks and other equipment for the new building.
And, Roanoke County's Superintendent of Schools was among the volunteers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:20:28]
[IN Q=Most people don't expect]

((LINDA WEBER/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: MOST PEOPLE DON'T EXPECT THE SUPERINTENDENT GET DOWN AND DIRTY. WELL WHAT CAN WE SAY IT GOES WITH THE TERRITORY. WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO BE PART OF THE BUILDING PROCESS AND ROLLING UP YOUR SLEEVES AND GETTING DOWN TO WORK? CAUSE IT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND ANYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE I FEEL LIKE I HAVE TO BE A PART OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Weber/Roanoke Co. School Superintendent; :04]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=to be a part of it]
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[VO-NAT]


The 30-million dollar facility has 200-thousand square feet of space.
And with no senior class this year, the building will house 750 students to start.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:25:11]
[IN Q=It's pretty nice]

((ANTHONY NADER/STUDENT: IT'S PRETTY NICE, IT'S COOL. IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT GOING TO A BRAND NEW SCHOOL THIS YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Anthony Nader/Student]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=school this year]
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[VO-NAT]


The school officially opens August 26th.
An open house is scheduled for Saturday.
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[toss to weather]

[Tease#1]



[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
It's that time of year again... upcoming freshman are preparing to take one of the biggest steps in their lives so far...
[ANCHOR=Brent]

Coming up after the break -
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[VO-NAT]

a couple of local experts will join us to talk about ways to make the move a little easier.
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[Lotto]
[Break #1]



[College-Transition]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Heading to college for the first time can be the most exciting and most terrifying things upcoming freshmen have endured. Not only do you have school...but you also have to make all new friends and re-identify yourself as an independent. That's why we have invited Tess and Brian Mount to join us this morning.
[SUPER=01-Tess Mount/Roanoke College - Asst. Dean of Residence Life]
[SUPER=01-Brian Mount/North Cross-Dir. of College Counceling]

Brian is the director of college counseling at North Cross and works to prepare college bound students for the step... and Tess is the Assistant Dean of residence life at Roanoke College and sees first hand what many first-timers experience...
((Brent ad libs questions))
Thanks so much for joining us this morning! And good luck to all of our area's rising freshmen!
Stay with us... news 7 Sunday Morning will be right back.
[toss to bump]

[Emergency-Landing]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A tense moment in Tampa yesterday as a Federal Express plane made an emergency landing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL]

Airport officials say the plane's hydraulic system malfunctioned - causing problems with the landing gear. They say the pilot circled for an hour to waste fuel. When the plane touched down, the pilot locked the brakes and skidded to a stop - which caused the wheels to ignite. No one was injured - and no cargo was damaged in the incident.
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[Airfares]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's a great time to find a bargain airfare ...
That's because the recession has forced many airlines to cut their rates.
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[VO-NAT]


Although ticket prices are cheaper than last summer, fewer people are flying.
The industry has lost more than 3-and-a-half BILLION dollars since January.
Last month, passenger traffic fell by ten percent.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:52:52]
[IN Q=Business flyers]
(((SOT/DAVID STEMPLER, AIR TRAVELERS ASSOCIATION)

"Business flyers don't want to pay the full fares that they used to once pay, so they're now having to cut those fares, so that's why they're producing barrels of red ink."))
[SUPER=01-David Stempler/Air Travelers Association;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=red ink.]
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[VO-NAT]


American Airlines is announcing a major restructuring next week as a result and Delta is moving to BIGGER planes.


Analysts say THOSE plans could result in layoffs.
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[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[roll cold out of the open]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... Two young girls kidnapped from their California home are now thought to be in Mexico.....
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[vo-nat]
A family is attacked by a gunman in the West Bank ... underscoring peace talks with more violence.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[Mideast-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=shooting]


Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian gunman in the Gaza Strip this morning ... just hours after U-S-Palestinian security talks ended in Washington.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mehora, West Bank;]


Israeli officials say a Palestinian gunman shot a woman and her husband in their car, inside a West Bank Jewish settlement.
The woman died and the man was taken to the hospital.
The attack happened as Palestine's Interior Minister and C-I-A director George Tenet met Saturday to discuss reorganizing Palestinian security forces.
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat called the talks "very positive."
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[French-Baguettes]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Even war can't keep the French soldier from his baguette.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kabul, Afghanistan;]


A bakery opened in Kabul, Afghanistan, two weeks ago to give the French soldiers a steady, fresh supply of the bread loaves.
It takes about 500 baguettes a day to feed the Frenchmen, so the bakers start their work at four in the morning.
The bread gives the soldiers one comfort from home while serving their country in Afghanistan.
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[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning -
The spirit of sharing brought several groups together in Roanoke this weekend...
[ANCHOR=Brent]

AND -
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[VO-NAT]

These ladies are fun, fearless and all over 50... but that doesn't stop the sassy She-Doos... find out what keeps their spunk afloat a little later... But first if you are traveling today... [Brent ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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[Brent MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[Comm #5]



[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun-AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile fs WX Monitor]


It's a most unusual gang that has people talking on Smith Mountain Lake. The object of attention is a group of women cruising on watercraft that's normally reserved for a younger crowd. Richard Lesko has more in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[She-Doos]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=VA Profiles]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They're ]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Trogdon/She-Doos; :12]
[SUPER=01-Ann Shelton/She-Doos; :22]
[SUPER=@Richard2; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=Richard Lesko, News 7.]

(( They're all over 50 years old, most of them are grandmothers, and they're going wild on the water on jet skis. Meet the She-Doos.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 15:15:37]
[INQ=I have two children]

((CAROLYN TRODGON/SHE-DOOS; I HAVE TWO CHILDREN AND TWO GRANDCHILDREN. REPORTER: AND WHAT DO THEY THINK OF THIS? CAROLYN TROGDON: THEY THINK IT'S REALLY NEAT. THEY'RE GLAD I'M HAVING A GOOD TIME.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUTQ=having a good time.]
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 15:13:51]
[INQ=He doesn't like them...]

((ANN SHELTON/SHE-DOOS; MY HUSBAND THINKS THEY'RE DANGEROUS, HE DOESN'T LIKE THEM. IT'S TAKEN ME THREE YEARS TO GET THIS ONE.))
[RUNS= 6]
[OUTQ=to get this one.]

20 or so women meet once a week to share stories, cruise the waters, and just to talk. It's the newest, and most unique social club around Smith Mountain Lake.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT -- 15:12:37]
[INQ=We go to breakfast...]

((ANN SHELTON/SHE-DOOS; WE GO TO BREAKFAST, AND THIS WEEK WE TOOK OUR LUNCH TO THE SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE STATE PARK, AND WE HAVE ALL SORTS OF DESTINATIONS ON THE LAKE THAT WE PLAN TO GO TO.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUTQ=plan to go to.]

They do have a couple of rules that must be followed for each meeting, all in the name of boating safety.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 15:13:14]
[INQ=First rule is...]

((ANN SHELTON/SHE-DOOS; FIRST RULE IS EVERYBODY HAS TO SHOW UP WITH A FULL TANK OF GAS, YOU HAVE TO HAVE YOUR OWN ROPE, AND SOMEBODY HAS TO HAVE A CELL PHONE. ))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUTQ=has to have a cell phone.]

They've been riding the waves since the beginning of the summer, and they say only the cold weather will make them stop.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 15:12:52]
[INQ=We figure...]

((ANN SHELTON/SHE-DOOS; WE FIGURE WE CAN RIDE ALL THE WAY UP TO NOVEMBER.))
[RUNS= 3]
[OUTQ=to November.]

And while they may get a few strange looks from other boaters, they don't seem mind.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 15:14:44]
[INQ=We had y]

((CAROLYN TROGDON/SHE-DOOS; WE HAD ONE YOUNG MAN TO ASK US WHETHER WE WERE LIKE THE HELLS ANGELS, I SAID WE'RE JUST A MILDER VERSION.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUTQ=just a milder version.]

And now these women are showing even past fifty, you can still make waves. Richard Lesko, News 7.))
[TOSS ACROSS TO MARYA]

[Boat-Show]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-32 TC-35:49]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The 12th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show made waves at the Parkway Marina at Smith Mountain Lake this weekend.
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[VO-NAT - :11]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; ;]


These boats aren't just showpieces, they are all operational, and all are classics. The event attracted nearly fifty boats from eleven states, and is a testament to the classics.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 1:42:49]
[IN Q=These are all...]

((DON SMITH/EVENT ORGANIZER; THESE ARE ALL ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC WOODEN BOATS, SOME OF 'EM BACK INTO THE 20'S. THEY STOPPED MAKING WOODEN BOATS IN '64. ALL THE BOATS ARE ALL MAHOGANY. THEY WERE THE BOATS OF THE 40'S AND 50'S.))
[SUPER=01-Don Smith/Event Organizer; ]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=boats of the 40's and 50's.]
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[VO-NAT - :13+]

Smith says it can take several years to rebuild a classic boat. There was no admission fee, but fans were encouraged to donate money. This year, all proceeds raised at the boat show will be donated to the Lake Christian Ministries.
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[Mission-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-36 TC-5:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some local groups joined together this weekend.. to inform people about various missions in the area...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF MUSIC]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF MUSIC]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The first annual World Missions Festival took place yesterday at Elmwood Park in Roanoke.
The event features everything from singing groups and informational booths, to games for children.
The goal of the festival is to raise awareness of the mission work that goes on in the Roanoke Valley.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:36]
[IN Q=There are so many]

((MICHELE MEINHART/FESTIVAL COORDINATOR: THERE ARE SO MANY MISSION ORGANIZATIONS LOCATED RIGHT HERE IN ROANOKE WHO PROVIDE FOOD, AND CLOTHING FOR NEEDY PEOPLE, WHO PROVIDE COUNSELING AND EVEN A LITERACY PROGRAM IS HERE TODAY SO THERE'S REALLY A LOT THAT TAKES PLACE RIGHT HERE IN ROANOKE, YOU REALLY DON'T HAVE TO LEAVE TOWN TO DO MISSIONS WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Michele Meinhart/Festival Coordinator]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=to do missions work]
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[VO-NAT]


More than twenty churches of all different faiths are represented at the festival.
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[Blues-BBQ]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC-1:29:53]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Good food, fun and music were on tap in Bedford this weekend..
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF THE MUSIC]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF THE MUSIC]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]

Bedford Main Street sponsored the first annual Bedford Blues and Bar-b-que Festival at the Farmers Market. There was a five-dollar admission fee to enter. Half of the proceeds from tonights event will be donated to the National D-Day Memorial.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The D-Day Memorial.]
[SUPER=01-Scott Smith/Bedford Main Street; ]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=down here.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Bedford Main Street has already raised more than three thousand dollars for the D-Day Memorial.
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[MARYA TOSS TO BUMP]

[Medical-Reports]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]

Many patients are going to extreme measures to keep medical records private... and away from employers. But new regulations may help keep things under wrap and improve health care at the same time. Joie Chen has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=the new rule]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Janlori Goldman/Health Privacy Project; :09]
[SUPER=01-Mary Grealy/President Health Care Leadership Council; :29]
[SUPER=01-Joie Chen/CBS News; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=standard]

(((NARR) THE NEW RULE WILL COME AS SOME RELIEF TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHO FEAR THEIR PRIVATE MEDICAL RECORDS WILL FALL INTO THE WRONG HANDS.

(sot: JANLORI GOLDMAN/HEALTH PRIVACY PROJECT)

protecting privacy we hope will actually improve access to care and improve the quality of care in this country.

(NARR)

THE MEDICAL PRIVACY REGULATION WILL :

(GRAPHIC IN)

STRICTLY LIMIT EMPLOYER ACCESS TO WORKERS' HEALTH RECORDS. GIVE PATIENTS THE RIGHT TO SEE AND COPY THEIR OWN MEDICAL RECORDS. AND IMPOSE PENALTIES FOR SERIOUS VIOLATIONS.
(GRAPHIC OUT)



(sot: MARY GREALY/PRESIDENT/HEALTH CARE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL)

it's a much more workable regulation. particularly in the area of consent. it will allow you to receive your health care treatment without delay.

(NARR)

SUPPORTERS SAY THE NEW LAW STREAMLINES RULES THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION PUT IN PLACE. NOW HOSPITALS... PHARMACIES... AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WON'T NEED WRITTEN CONSENT FOR INFORMATION TO GET AN INSURANCE CLAIM PAID... OR A PRESCRIPTION CALLED IN.
BUT CRITICS WORRY ABOUT WHAT IT LAW DOES TO THE DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP. THOUGH DRUG COMPANIES CAN NO LONGER BUY MEDICAL RECORDS TO MARKET DIRECTLY TO POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS-- THEY "CAN" PAY DOCTORS AND PHARMACISTS TO DO THE SALES JOB FOR THEM... WITHOUT DISCLOSING THE RELATIONSHIP TO THE PATIENT.

(sot: JANLORI GOLDMAN/GEORGETOWN UNIV. HEALTH PRIVACY PROJECT)

it's like laundering a marketing list. that they are able to go to the chain drugstore and pay them to send out marketing material. which is happening all the time!

(NARR)

PRIVACY RIGHTS ADVOCATES ALSO POINT OUT THAT SOME PATIENTS SWITCH DOCTORS... OR PAY CASH TO AVOID DISCLOSING THEIR MEDICAL CONDITIONS. UNDER THE NEW LAW-- WHATEVER CARE THEY GET MIGHT BE REPORTED TO AN INSURANCE COMPANY ANYWAY. CRITICS FEAR PATIENTS MIGHT CHOOSE TO AVOID MEDICAL TREATMENT ALTOGETHER.

(STANDUP CLOSE)

IT TOOK TWO ADMINISTRATIONS AND SIX YEARS JUST TO GET THIS FAR... IF MORE PROTECTIONS ARE NEEDED... IT WILL BE UP TO CONGRESS OR THE STATES TO SET UP TOUGHER LAWS. JOIE CHEN, CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))
[SPORTS NEXT]


[Flying-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


You've heard of leaping lizards... but what about flying dogs?
Some canines in Minnesota are leaping to success in a dock jumping championship.

Kris Patrow gives us a look...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nats of dog panting]
[SUPER=03-Anoka, MN; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kris Patrow/Reporting; 1:0]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=NATS - "Good job... yeah!!]

(( (NATS OF DOG PANTING)

IT'S A BIRD....
(NATS)

IT'S A PLANE...
(NATS)

IT'S...
(NATS - "Go get it." SPLASH!!!)

WELL, IT'S A FLYING DOG CONTEST.
(NATS OF DOG JUMPING OFF DOCK)
(NATS - CLAPPING ... "This is Dakota.")

SPORTING DOGS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY BRING THEIR OWNERS HERE ... TO SHOW THEM THEY'RE NO CHICKENS WHEN IT COMES TO RETRIEVING GEESE.
(NATS - "Fetch!!")
(NATS - LITTLE GIRL "Not very far!")
(NATS - "Show off a little bit ... that's the main thing.")
(NATS - "Good job, yeah!")

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS... THE KID AT THE END OF THE DOCK HOLDS UP A GOOSE DECOY AND YELLS...
(NATS - "Mark!")

THEN IT'S CONCENTRATION ... ANTICIPATION ... AND...
(NATS "Let me go... he says let me go... Okay, there he goes, there he goes.")
(NATS OF DOGS JUMPING INTO WATER)

A FEW DO CHANGE THEIR MINDS AT THE LAST MINUTE.

(SOT - MOS "He stopped about there, slid all the way to the edge and

like nosed dived right in.")

AND ALL OF THE FOUR-LEGGED FLYERS HAVE A HAPPY LANDING HERE ON SHORE.
(NATS - "Good job... yeah!!) ))
[ANCHOR=BRENT]
[SS=NONE]

That was Kris Patrow reporting.