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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

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[WRITER=jen]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Shannon1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... Five U-S citizens are charged with operating a terrorist cell out of a Buffalo suburb...
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...And a camp in Roanoke is changing kids lives by helping them face one of their toughest times... We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=weekend a.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The justice department says its cracked an al-Qaeda cell near Buffalo, New York. Five men are in custody, charged with having ties to Osama bin Laden's terror network. Drew Levinson has the details
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The threat of terrorism hit home again this weekend...]
[SUPER=03-Lackawanna, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Thompson/Deputy Attorney General; :14]
[SUPER=01-Robert Mueller/FBI Director; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News]

((THE THREAT OF TERRORISM HIT HOME AGAIN THIS WEEKEND WHEN F-B-I AGENTS SWEPT THROUGH A BUFFALO SUBURB. THEY ROUNDED UP FIVE MEN OF YEMENI DESCENT WHO THEY BELIEVE TRAINED WITH OSAMA BIN LADENS AL QAEDA NETWORK..

SOT - LARRY THOMPSON/DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL

"These individuals did travel to afghanistan, and train in an al-qaeda camp."
UNLIKE THE 9/11 HIJACKERS - THE MEN ARE NOT FOREIGN NATIONALS -- BUT U-S CITIZENS. .. FOUR OF THEM WERE BORN AND RAISED IN THE UNITED STATES. EACH IS ACCUSED OF BEING TAUGHT HOW TO USE WEAPONS AT THE SAME CAMP WHERE AMERICAN TALIBAN JOHN WALKER LINDH TRAINED.

SOT - LARRY THOMPSON/DEPUTY U-S ATTORNEY GENERAL "While they were at

camp - osama bin laden visited and delivered a speech, instructing the approximately 200 trainees in anti-american and anti-israeli sentiment, as well as al-qaeda doctrine."
SO FAR AUTHORITIES DONT HAVE EVIDENCE THE MEN WERE PLANNING AN IMMINENT ATTACK. BUT DISCOVERING THE AL QAEDA CELL IS BELIEVED TO BE ONE OF THE REASONS PRESIDENT BUSH CALLED FOR A NATIONWIDE CODE ORANGE ALERT EARLIER THIS WEEK.

(nats..)

THE LOCAL MUSLIM COMMUNITY HELPED THE F-B-I CRACK THE SUSPECTED TERROR RING BY LEADING AGENTS TO THE SUSPECTS. THEY ATTENDED THIS MOSQUE ON A REGULAR BASIS.

SOT - ROBERT MUELLER/FBI DIRECTOR

"It is combined efforts such as these that best protect the public and ensure that justice will be done."
IF CONVICTED, THE MEN FACE UP TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR PROVIDING SUPPORT AND RESOURCES TO TERRORISTS. AUTHORITIES STRESS, THE HUNT WILL GO ON FOR OTHERS, WHO SEEK TO HARM THE U-S. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS.))




[CA-Wildfire]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
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Firefighters are gaining the upper hand on a wildfire in Southern California.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Agua Dulce, CA;]

The blaze in Agua Dulce, about 40-miles north of Los Angeles, has charred close to 13-hundred acres. Hundreds of families have voluntarily evacuated their homes. About 3-hundred firefighters, along with helicopters and aircraft are fighting the fire. As of last night, officials said they had the flames about 75-percent contained. They're still searching for the cause.
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[11Camp-Pain]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-39 TC-7:42]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[***** ANCHOR TAG *****]
We all know summer camp can be a fun place, but did you know it can also be therapeutic?
Justin McLeod takes us to a unique camp where kids are having a wonderful time during one of the most difficult times in their lives.
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[SOT 18:23:00]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF KIDS PLAYING GAMES]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Briana Taylor/Camper; :07]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Moses/Good Samaritan Hospice; :25]
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Lasher/Volunteer; :39]
[SUPER=@justin1; :58]
[SUPER=01-Abigail White/Camper; 1:28]
[SUPER=01-Hannah Holliday/Camper; 1:34]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke County]



((((NAT SOUND OF KIDS PLAYING GAMES AT 18:23:00))
At first glance, this looks like any other camp.
[SOT 19:02:06]
[IN Q=We had to run around]

((BRIANA TAYLOR: WE HAD TO RUN AROUND FOR ONE GAME AND ACT LIKE DUCKS AND DINOSAURS.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=ducks and dinosaurs]

((NAT SOUND OF CAMP))
But in many ways this is no ordinary camp.
You see it is grief that has brought everyone together.
[SOT 18:36:32; TAPE 1]
[IN Q=They need to know]

((KATHY MOSES/SOCIAL WORKER: THEY NEED TO KNOW THAT THEY'RE NOT ALONE, THAT THERE ARE OTHER CHILDREN THAT HAVE GONE THROUGH THE SAME THINGS THAT THEY'VE GONE THROUGH, THIS IS A GOOD WAY FOR THEM TO LEARN THAT.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=to learn that]


They're learning here at Camp Rainbow's End.
It is a once a year event that brings kids together who have lost a loved one.
[SOT 18:39:13; TAPE 1]
[IN Q=We give the kids]

((CYNTHIA LASHER/VOLUNTEER: WE GIVE THE KIDS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE ABOUT THEIR LOSS, THEIR FEELINGS. WE ALSO ENCOURAGE THE KIDS TO BE THERE TO LISTEN AND SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=support one another]


They accomplish that through a number of ways.
Kids have fun playing games while at the same time learning how to trust and work as a team.
After lunch the older kids break off into therapeutic groups.
[SOT 18:44:26; TAPE 1]
[IN Q=Counselors have found]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: COUNSELORS HAVE FOUND THAT KIDS JUST CAN'T TALK OPENLY ABOUT THEIR LOSS SO THEY DO IT IN NOT SO SUBTLE WAYS. ONE INVOLVES COMING HERE INTO THE WOODS FOR A SCAVENGER HUNT WHERE THERE ARE ITEMS SCATTERED ALL OVER THE PLACE. KIDS COLLECT THESE ITEMS AND RETURN AND DESCRIBE HOW THIS REMINDS THEM OF THEIR LOVED ONE.))
[Runs= 16]
[OUT Q=their loved one]

((NAT SOUND OF MAGIC SHOW))
For those kids who are really young, magic and puppet shows usually do the trick.
After all, many come into the camp not ready to discuss their loss.
That often changes by the end of the weekend.
[SOT 19:05:39; 19:07:51]
[IN Q=It might help]

((ABIGAIL WHITE/CAMPER: IT MIGHT HELP ME ABOUT UNDERSTANDING THAT MY DAD IS ALWAYS HERE.)) ((HANNAH HOLLIDAY/CAMPER: IT JUST MAKES HAVE A NICE FEELING INSIDE CAUSE WE'RE OUT IN THE WOODS AND THEY'RE TALKING TO US SOME.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=talking to us some]


It is a talk that can sometimes can be painful.
But in the end, everyone you see here often leaves with a smile.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke County.))
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=none]


For more information, you can contact the Good Samaritan Hospice which sponsors Camp Rainbow's End.



[11Memory-Walk]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC-56:59]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Hundreds made great strides yesterday to help find a cure for Alzheimer's...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The sixth annual Memory Walk took place yesterday morning at Explore Park.
More than three hundred walkers raised money through pledges.
That money will now help fund programs sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:17:03]
[IN Q=We moved my mom]

((SUSAN RIDENHOUR/WALKER: WE MOVED MY MOM IN WITH US ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO. I WAS ABLE TO QUIT WORKING, STAY HOME WITH HER FULL-TIME. THE ASSOCIATION HAS BEEN SO HELPFUL TO ME, NOT ONLY IN STRUGGLING THROUGH THE LEGAL AND FINANCIAL TANGLES OF GETTING HER AFFAIRS IN ORDER BUT ALSO I WILL BE HAVING A DAY THAT IS JUST HAIR RAZING AND SOMEONE FROM THE ASSOCIATION WILL JUST CALL AND SAY HELLO.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Ridenhour/Walker;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=and say hello]
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[VO-NAT]


The walk also gave police officers the chance to demonstrate the new project life saver program for the Roanoke Valley.
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[SOT 18:09:01]
[IN Q=It has a tracking system]

((KATHY BOYD/ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION: IT HAS A TRACKING SYSTEM SO IF PEOPLE ARE KNOWN TO WANDER THEY HAVE A BRACELET AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT CAN BE NOTIFIED AND THEY CAN FIND THE PEOPLE IN LESS THAN A HOUR.))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Boyd/Alzheimer's Association;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=less than a hour]
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[VO-NAT]


You can call the Alzheimer's Association for more information about Project Lifesaver.
Yesterday's Memory Walk raised more than forty- thousand dollars.
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[11Blues-Jazz]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC-1:38:08]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Roanokers are getting all jazzed up in downtown Roanoke this weekend...
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF JAZZ]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF JAZZ]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Hundreds came out yesterday for the sixth annual Taste of the Blue Ridge Blues and Jazz Festival.
The event, held every year at Elmwood Park, featured cuisine from 15 restaurants.
The music portion consisted of eight acts including a familiar face.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:34:32]
[IN Q=There's mellow jazz]

((BILL CARDER/EVENT ORGANIZER: THERE'S MELLOW JAZZ, THERE'S BLUES THAT IS SWING BLUES THAT PEOPLE CAN GET UP AND DANCE TO, THERE'S HARDCORE, CHICAGO BLUES. RENE MARIE, A ROANOKE NATIVE WHO'S BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL STAR, JAZZ SINGER, SHE'S HERE SO A LITTLE BIT FOR EVERYBODY.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/Event Organizer;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=bit for everybody]
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[VO-NAT]


The festival lasts three days and wraps up today with a brunch at the Patrick Henry Hotel.
Organizers say attendance was down earlier in the day yesterday because of the rain.
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[11Bluegrass]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-35 TC-30:24]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Bluegrass legends Don Reno and Red Smiley were honored by the city of Roanoke yesterday for their induction into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Don Reno's son, Ronnie was in town "playing" in honor of Reno & Smiley, at a tribute to the bluegrass greats.
[SUPER=04-1958;]

Ronnie Reno got his start playing the mandolin with his father on Top O' The Mornin' with Irv Sharp during the 19-50's right here on W-D-B-J.
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[SOT - 44:45]
[IN Q=Reno & Smiley and...]

((RONNIE RENO/MUSICIAN; RENO & SMILEY AND TOP O' THE MORNIN' WITH IRV SHARP, IT WAS A FORMAT THAT HAD NEVER BEEN USED BEFORE. YOU'D PICK AND SING, THEN TELL THE WEATHER, THEN YOU TELL THE NEWS, AND GO BACK AND PICK AND SING SOME MORE. AND IT'S PROVEN TO BE ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FORMATS IN TELEVISION RIGHT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Reno/Musician;]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=in television right now.]
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[VO-NAT]

Ronnie Reno received a key to the city, and the mayor proclaimed yesterday to be "Don Reno and Red Smiley Day" throughout Roanoke.
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[11Olde-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC-2:00:47]
[GRAPHIC=none]

An annual event in Salem refused to be washed away by rain yesterday...
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Great music was just one of the many activities that made up this year's "Olde Salem Days."
More than 450 arts and crafts vendors lined the streets of downtown Salem.
The event which has been going strong for more than two decades is sponsored every year by the Salem Jaycees.
Several thousand people attended the nearly seven hour event.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Sunday Morning....... Cell phones are keeping people connected... and now students in one state are dialing up in school...
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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[WX-PRO]

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[Lotto]
[Break #1]



[School-Phone]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kgu]
[TAPE#=net]
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[**ANCHOR TAG**]
Students are used to hearing bells ring in class... but what about cell phones? The state of Illinois says students are allowed to have cell phones at school- but not every school district says it will comply. Arnold Wyrick has the story...
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[SOT]
[IN Q=cell phones like computers]
[SUPER=03-Mount Vernon, IL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Governor George Ryan/(R) Illinois; :17]
[SUPER=01-Sedra Pearson/Mount Vernon High School Student; :37]
[SUPER=01-Myrna Daniels/Parent; :48]
[SUPER=01-Arnold Wyrick/Reporting; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Pippinger/Parent; 1:25]
[SUPER=01-Hannah Mason/Mount Vernon High School; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=important that we have them]
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((VO NATS)

CELL PHONES LIKE COMPUTERS HAVE NOW BECOME A BASIC NECESSITY FOR MANY HEARTLAND STUDENTS.
BUT IT WAS ILLINOIS GOVERNOR GEORGE RYAN WHO FELT IT WAS TIME TO ALLOW THEM BACK ON CAMPUS.

(SOT - RYAN "They were basically used for drug connections. But since

cell phones have now become a tool I think for safety certainly a security measure that parents feel a lot more comfortable knowing that their children have telephones available.")
(VO NATS)

STUDENTS HERE AT MOUNT VERNON HIGH SCHOOL FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO HAVE THEIR CELL PHONES WITH THEM AT ALL TIME.

(SOT - PEARSON "Coming from Hudson and basketball games to call

parents up it's becoming a necessity of our school life.")

(SOT - DANIELS "I wanted my daughter to have one because I could never

get a hold of her there at school.")
(VO NATS)

STUDENTS CAN CARRY THEIR CELL PHONES WITH THEM IN BACKPACKS OR STORE THEM IN THEIR LOCKERS.
THEY CAN EVEN HAVE THEM WITH THEM IN THE CLASSROOM."
(STAND UP "Students can't use their cell phones or pagers anytime during the school day on the main campus and they're are consequences it they're not kept off in the classroom.")
(VO NATS)

THE CELL PHONE OR PAGER CAN BE TAKEN AWAY FOR UP TO TEN DAYS FOR REPEATED OFFENSES.
SOME PARENTS THOUGH FEEL THAT CELL PHONES HAVE NO PLACE IN SCHOOL.

(SOT - PIPPINGER "I don't think they should have them at school.

Why's that? Because they will disrupt the classes.")

(SOT - MASON "I think you should be able to have them, I see how they

don't want us to have them on in the classroom. But I think it's important that we have them."))


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=none]

That was Arnold Wyrick reporting. New 7 Sunday Morning will be right back.

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

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... Hundreds of protesters march in California- telling Bush to "call off " the war in Iraq...
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and hundreds in Roanoke walk to find a cure for Alzheimer's
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[War-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=weekend a.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Protesters in California are organizing a series of marches to show their disagreement with President Bush's plan to go to war with Iraq.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]

Hundreds marched through the streets of San Francisco yesterday in a rally said to be the first of several. Groups like the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee held signs reading "Stop the War in Iraq" and "Stop Bush's War at Home and Abroad."
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[SOT :25-:31]
[IN Q=Because I think it's a horrible...]

((Because I think it's a horrible tragedy that we're about to invade Iraq and cause more death and destruction.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 1:03-1:08]

((Why? Because of the oil. Oil is extremely important and we're going to take over the resources.))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=take over the resources.]
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[ANCHOR=Shan]
[SS=none]

Yesterday, Bush said the United Nations should ``show some backbone'' and confront Iraq's leader. The challenge came one day after the President called called on the international body to demand the Iraqi president destroy his weapons of mass destruction.


[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=weekend a.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Police in Ohio believe they have solved the disappearance of fourteen year-old Kristen Jackson.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Wayne Co., OH;]

The teen disappeared last Monday night. She'd last been seen at the county fairgrounds. Joel Yockey of Wooster, OH has become the prime suspect in what the Wayne County sheriff believes is a murder case.
A neighbor says Yockey confessed to his mother that he killed the girl.
(///// SOT at :17 /////)
[SOT :47-1:04]
[IN Q=Hard. Not able to sleep.]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Jackson/Kristen's Mother;]

((SHARON JACKSON/KRISTEN'S MOTHER: HARD. NOT ABLE TO SLEEP, HE'S LOOKED EVERYWHERE HE PUT FLOWERS UP EVERYWHERE PUT HIS HEART INTO IT BUT I HOPE THAT IS WAS JUST SOMETHING STUPID LIKE SHE RAN AWAY BUT I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD COME TO THIS.))
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=thought it would come to this.]
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[VO-NAT :07]

Yockey was released from prison in March after serving 15 years for the rape of a 17-year-old girl in 1986.
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[11Kitchen-Show]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC-1:39:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]

If you are in the market for a great faucet or just want some ideas on how to liven up the kitchen... look no farther than the Salem Civic Center this weekend...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Seventy one vendors make up this year's Kitchen, Bath, and Remodeling Show.
Displays feature the latest products and services as well as several "How To" clinics.
More than 3- thousand people are expected to attend the two day event.
The show costs three- dollars and continues today from 12- to- 5.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning... find out what Virginia's Explore Park is celebrating this weekend...
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And children strapping on a heavy back pack could do damage to their backs.... that's still come.. But first if you are travelling today..
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[Brent MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[Comm #5]



[Med-Wrap]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=kgu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Focus on Health OTS]

[**ANCHOR TAG**] In today's Focus on Health...kids backpacks are getting bigger each year along with the workload. Parents, you may not know a heavy back pack can damage your child's developing body. Danielle Banks has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Jody Plymale is back]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jody Plymale/13 Year Old Patient; :07]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dan Atwell/Chiropractor; :24]
[SUPER=01-Keaton Peters/Student; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Danielle Banks/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=so much in the bag]

(( JODY PLYMALE IS BACK AT THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE.
CARRYING A HEAVY BACK PACK FINALLY TOOK IT'S TOLL ON HER BODY.

(SOT-JODY, "I still use a back pack but I don't carry as many books as

I used to.")

JODY COMES TO SEE DR. DAN ATWELL EVERY THREE WEEKS.
WITH EACH TREATMENT JODY'S BACK IS FEELING BETTER AND BETTER.
ATWELL IS GLAD THAT HER MOTHER NOTICED THE PROBLEM EARLY.

(SOT-ATWELL, "Problems that occur when they're children, we'll see 'em

more when they're adults. They will intensify.")

JODY ISN'T ALONE, A RECENT SURVEY FOUND 60 PER CENT OF KIDS WHO CARRY HEAVY BACKPACKS WILL EXPERIENCE BACK PAIN AS A RESULT.

(SOT-ATWELL, "Should a child of ten years old have back

problems?...Absolutely not.")

SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?
MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD'S BACKPACK WEIGHS NO MORE THAN 5-10 PER CENT OF THEIR BODY WEIGHT.
THE CHILD ALSO NEEDS TO KNOW HOW TO PICK THE PACK PROPERLY.

(SOT-ATWELL, "Should be on both shoulders when they pick it up. You

know hold both straps bend down with your legs and use your legs to lift. Just like what we tell 50 year old men that come in with back problems from picking boxes.")

URGE YOUR CHILD TO WEAR BOTH SHOULDER STRAPS BUT IF THEY INSIST ON THE "ONE SHOULDER LOOK: ENCOURAGE THEM TO ALTERNATE SIDES REGULARLY.

(SOT-KEATON, "If kids carry too much weight on their back their back

might get sore so they can't carry a whole lot.")

ATWELL SAYS A BIGGER BACK PACK IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER.
THE MORE ROOM IN THE PACK THE MORE YOUR CHILD WILL CARRY AND THE HEAVIER THE BACK PACK WILL BE.
IF YOU KNOW YOUR CHILD IS A PACK RAT, BUY THEM A SMALLER SIZED BACK PACK SO THEY FIT SO MUCH IN THE BAG.
IF YOU THINK YOUR CHILD MIGHT BE SUFFERING FROM BACK PROBLEMS, DOCTOR ATWELL SAYS THEY SHOULD SEE A CHIROPRACTOR IMMEDIATELY. ))

[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=none]

That was Danielle Banks reporting. Don't go away, News 7 Sunday Morning will be right back.
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