[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

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


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... an American family mourns the loss of a son killed in action in Afghanistan


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And close to a thousand Tech graduates get the full commencement treatment, thanks to an unlikely source. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]


[2-Soldier-Killed]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The soldier killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan yesterday has been identified as Sergeant Steven Checo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elizabeth, NJ]


The 22 year old was from Elizabeth, New Jersey.
His family declined to comment yesterday instead they placed a note on the door asking everyone to respect their privacy.
Checo's body is now in Germany. He is the first American soldier killed in combat since the summer.
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[Iraq-Money]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC-20:37]
[GRAPHIC=Alamliki]


Friends and family of a Roanoke man say federal prosecutors have it all wrong.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


(Ma-LEEK All-MALL-icky) Malik Almaliki is charged with conspiring to launder money and send it to Iraq.
The Iraqi-born U.S. citizen lives in Roanoke and works for Berglund Automotive where he was arrested Thursday.
Yesterday, his supporters gathered at his apartment to say he was simply sending money home to his family.
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[SOT 2:00:55]
[IN Q=See we have to help]

((ZAINAB AL-KHAFAJI/FRIEND: SEE WE HAVE TO HELP EACH OTHER. AMERICA HAS THIS THING ABOUT FEED THE HUNGRY, HELP THE POOR AND DESTITUTE. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING EXCEPT WE'RE HELPING FAMILIES. THE FAMILIES ARE HUNGRY AND POOR AND WE WANT TO HELP THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Zainab Al-Khafaji/Friend]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=want to help them]
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[VO-NAT]


A 12 year old US embargo prohibits citizens in this country from sending money to Iraq.
A detention hearing for (All-MALL-icky) Almaliki is scheduled for Monday.
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[Tech-Graduation]


[ANCHOR=Justin]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC-29:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


More than one thousand Virginia Tech students now have their diplomas. But funding for all the pomp and circumstance at yesterday's fall graduation came from an usual source. Justin McLeod has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=(NAT SOT Music)]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Maudleyn Greene/Virginia Tech Graduate; :11]
[SUPER=01-David Mroz/Virginia Tech Graduate; :28]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Burnette/Virginia Tech Graduate; :47 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesperson; :58]
[SUPER=01-Abigal Prout/Virginia Tech Graduate; 1:24 (QUICK)]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Blacksburg]

((((NAT SOUND OF POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE AT 42:30))
It is an event that usually comes just once in a lifetime.
[SOT 39:57]
[IN Q=It means a whole lot]

((MAUDLEYN GREENE/TECH STUDENT: IT MEANS A LOT TO ME BECAUSE I'M FROM AFRICA, I'M THE FIRST PERSON FROM MY FAMILY TO GRADUATE IN THE STATES AND THAT MEANS A WHOLE LOT.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=a whole lot]


It means a lot to the more than a thousand graduates who picked up their diploma, especially since Virginia Tech almost canceled this year's fall commencement.
[SOT 40:51]
[IN Q=I think it would have]

((DAVID MROZ/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT: I THINK IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT FOR THE STUDENTS AND PARENTS ESPECIALLY, THEY WAITED FOR US TO DO THIS AND THEY TALKED ABOUT CANCELING IT.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=canceling it]


Canceling it because of budget cuts.
It costs the university more than thirty thousand dollars to put on fall commencement every year.
The cost cutting move was announced in September and it quickly angered many students and their parents.
[SOT 41:35]
[IN Q=I was thinking that]

((JONATHAN BURNETTE: I WAS THINKING THAT I WOULD NEVER GIVE MONEY TO VIRGINIA TECH AGAIN IF THEY WERE GOING TO CANCEL THIS.))
[Runs= 04]
[OUT Q=to cancel this]


Many students felt the same way.
However, 8 area hotels stepped in to help.
[SOT 37:32]
[IN Q=So what happened]

((LARRY HINCKER/VT SPOKESPERSON: SO WHAT HAPPENED IS THE PARENTS FUND FOR THE VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION AND THE LOCAL HOTELIERS GOT TOGETHER AND RAISED ABOUT THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO HELP SAVE THIS PROGRAM.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=save this program]


It is money the hotels say is well spent.
The businesses were set to lose more than two hundred thousand dollars if Tech canceled graduation. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CEREMONY))
So students owe this ceremony to some area hotels, and they now plan to return the favor.
[SOT 36:53]
[IN Q=Most of the time ]

((ABIGAL PROUT/VT GRADUATE: MOST OF THE TIME WHEN MY PARENTS COME THEY STAY IN THE LOCAL AREA BUT THE LAST TWO DAYS HAVE BEEN SUPPORTING THE LOCAL BUSINESSES.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=local businesses]


Those local businesses may be needed again next year.
Tech officials say there's a chance the problem will return again next December.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Blacksburg.))

[Festival-Trees]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-41 TC-1:29:42]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]


You're running out of days to catch a popular holiday tradition in downtown Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The 20th annual Festival of Trees continues in the old Heironimus building.
This year's festival features 22 trees decorated by area charities, businesses, and children's groups.
Money raised from the event will help benefit the Mental Health Association in Roanoke.
The festival typically raises nearly 30-thousand dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


You can see the Festival of Trees tomorrow and Tuesday until 4:30 on the third floor of the Emporium building in downtown.

[Tease#1]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Sunday Morning, our own WDBJ band is ready to get your in the holiday spirit.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And you see all those ads, all the time, for better abs.
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[VO-NAT]

Well our Sunday shapeup has some great ideas .. without losing an arm and a leg for special equipment.
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[Lotto]
[Break #1]



[Sunday-Shapeup]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sunday AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Shapeup]
[GRAPHIC=Sunday Shapeup]

In today's Sunday Shapeup, almost everyone would like to have great abs. And according to Dr. John Acquaviva of Roanoke College, it is possible to do. The best part is, it doesn't involve purchasing expensive ab equipment.
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[Sunday Shapeup FS] Here are a few great tips for acquiring great abs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This morning on Sunday Shapeup]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]
[SUPER=01-John Acquaviva/Roanoke College;]
[RUNS=2:46]
[OUT Q=And that's this week's Sunday Shapeup]

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[WDBJ-Band]


[ANCHOR=Joy & Brent 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
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(Joy and Brent adlib intro to band. "Winter Wonderland")



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[RUNS=2:09]
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[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[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...... Virginia Tech's corps of cadets prepares for a future without state funding.
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And look for some long lottery lines when you enter West Virginia. The Powerball lottery's up to 280 million dollars.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[Soldier-Killed]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Military officials have released the name of the solider who died in combat yesterday in Eastern Afghanistan.
22 year old Sergeant Steven Checo was shot and killed when his unit came under attack by enemy gun fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elizabeth, NJ]


Checo was from Elizabeth, New Jersey. His family declined to comment yesterday instead they placed a note on the door asking everyone to respect their privacy.
A neighbor says it's unfortunate his death came just days before Christmas.
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[SOT 21:36:38]
[IN Q=I haven't seen him since he's been]

((I HAVEN'T SEEN HIM SINCE HE'S BEEN IN THE SERVICE. IT'S A SAD TIME FOR DEATH A HOLIDAY SEASON WITH BIRTH, NOW WE ARE TALKING ABOUT DEATH))
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=we're talking about death]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Checo's body is now in Germany. He is the first American solider killed in combat since the summer.


[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


Meantime, U-S troops are sending a not-so-subtle message to Iraq, conducting major military exercises close to the border. Thousands of soliders and hundreds of armored vehicles are going through live-fire exercises in the deserts of Kuwait.
In the biggest maeuver there since the Gulf War.

[Pulley]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-46 TC-52:22]
[GRAPHIC=Pulley]


Closer to home, a memorial service is a possibility next weekend for a Pittsylvania County woman missing for more than three years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./May 1999]


37 year old Patty Jo Pulley disappeared in May of 1999 when she left her home to go shopping in Danville.
There were no signs of her until Wednesday when a passerby found her remains near a Casewell County bridge.
Her family is considering holding a memorial service next Saturday at Patty Jo's church in Ringgold.
She and her husband Rick were members of "River of Life Church" for more than a decade.
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[Tech-Cadets]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC-52:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The happiness at Virginia Tech's fall graduation yesterday was muted by word that a long-time Tech program faces serious state budget cuts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


On Friday, Governor Warner announced the Tech Corps of Cadets would no longer receive state funding by 2004.
In the upcoming fiscal year, the Cadets are slated to lose a half million dollars under the governor's budget plan.
Tech officials are still trying to figure out what impact the news will have on the Corps.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 38:54]
[IN Q=The Corps of Cadet]

((LARRY HINCKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESPERSON: WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. THIS IS ONE OF THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO THIS TIME OF YEAR, YOU START LOOKING AT ALL THE BUDGET NUMBERS ARE, WE CERTAINLY HOPE THERE WOULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET SOME OF THOSE MONEY RESTORED.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesperson]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=those money restored]
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[VO-NAT]


Hincker says the cuts would not eliminate the Corps but it would hamper the daily operations.
Tech's Corps of Cadets has been around since 1872 and typically 80-percent of Corps' graduates are commissioned into the military as officers.
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[Powerball]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Don't be surprised if West Virginia lottery outlets near the state line are quite busy this week.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA]


Nobody won the 218 million dollar Powerball jackpot last night. That means more money will be up for grabs in the next drawing on Christmas night. A lot more: the jackpot is expected to reach 280-million dollars.
The Powerball is played in 23 states including West Virginia.
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[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still ahead on News 7 Sunday morning, the WDBJ band is back with more holiday music.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

You'll meeet Allen Garrett in our Virginia profile.
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[VO-NAT]


He's overcome many challenges to become a business, and personal, success story. But first, if you're 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]

[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun-AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile wx monitor]


People say that your life can change in an instant. It couldn't be more true for one Salem resident. An accident took his ability to walk ... but not his spirit. News 7's Rachel Cannon more in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[SOT]
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[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[VA-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sunday AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=VaProf]
[GRAPHIC=Va Profile]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :25]
[SUPER=01-Allen Garrett/Business Owner; :39 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; 1:46]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Salem.]

((NATS 00:35:32 "CLICK, CLICK, SOPHIE" Allen Garrett enjoys playing with his dogs, running a successful business, and spending time on his boat. He does it all from a wheelchair. A seat he's been in for 18-years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:09:09]
[IN Q=i dove]

((ALLEN GARRETT/BUSINESS OWNER; I DOVE HEAD FIRST INTO WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE 2 FEET OF WATER. I CRUSHED MY NECK AND THREE VERTEBRAE.))
[OUT Q=VERTABRAE]

He spent a year in the hospital undergoing surgeries and rehabilitation. But even being paralyzed from the chest down didn't stop Garrett from wild times. He continued to abuse drugs and alcohol.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:10:40]
[IN Q=i struggled]

((I STRUGGLED WITH THAT WITH MANY YEARS AND MANY GIRLFRIENDS AND MANY SITUATIONS WITH CAR WRECKS AND BOAT WRECKS A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING I FINALLY GOT TO A POINT WHERE GOD GOT MY ATTENTION.))
[OUT Q=ATTENTION]

It was 5-years ago that a strong faith in GOD changed his world. Garrett got sober and started living an active, healthy lifestyle. He also continued to develop a business he started in 19-82. NATS 00:27:12 "SO THIS IS JUST DOES THAT AND FLIPS OUT OF THE WAY." Assessable Designs provides products for people with disabilities, allowing them to care for themselves.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:15:36]
[IN Q=just saw]

((JUST SAW A NEED AND REALIZED THAT OTHERS HAD THE SAME NEED AND IT'S PROVING OUT BECAUSE I HAVE ARCHITECTS CALLING ME FOR ADVICE THEY WANT TO KNOW FROM A WHEELCHAIR USERS STANDPOINT HOW CAN I BETTER EQUIP THIS NURSING HOME THIS HOSPITAL EVEN THIS PERSON'S HOME ))
[OUT Q=home]

Garrett says he's enjoying life. He hosts bible study groups, swims every other day at the YMCA and travels frequently. And while he'd rather not be put on a pedestal, he does tell his story to others, hoping to help.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:21:17]
[IN Q=i feel]

((I FEEL LIKE YOU NOW THE GREATEST PURPOSE OF GOD'S IS ALLOWING OTHERS TO BE INSPIRED AND I DO THAT I GO TO THE HOSPITAL I GO TO THE DETENTION CENTERS I SPEAK WITH OTHERS ABOUT WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE WITH MY LIFE.))
[OUT Q=life]

A life worth living and celebrating. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Salem.))

[Health-Review]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Review 51:22]
[GRAPHIC=Health Review]


In health review,
A Roanoke man uses hypnosis to quit smoking.
Biofeedback helps a man recover after a brain injury.
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[Health Review FS]
Plus we'll show you how a mold problem inside your home could affect your family's health.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Home inspector Rob Huntley]
[SUPER=01-Rob Huntley/Home Inspector; :12]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dane McBride/Asthma & Allergy Center; :33]
[SUPER=07-David Wertz; :57]
[SUPER=01-Trudi Mardian/Dominion Hypnosis Center; 1:16]
[RUNS=2:31]
[OUT Q=that's health review]

(([tape 502-05, 1:48:10]
Home Inspector Rob Huntley says mold could be growing inside your home and you may not realize it. All it needs is a source food such as dust, wood or plaster and water.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT2:11:03]
[IN Q=I see it all the time]

((I SEE IT ALL THE TIME. ROANOKE IS AN OLD CITY, HAS A LOT OF OLDER HOMES. A LOT OF OLDER PLUMBING, HAS A LOT OF HIDDEN SPACES A LOT OF PLASTER AND A LOT OF WOOD STRUCTURES BEHIND THE PLASTIC))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=behind the plastic]


Damp basements are the most common area --but the kitchen and bathroom are also places were molds like to thrive.
But whether or not a mold will cause a health problem depends on how sensitive a person is to it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT2:29:45]
[IN Q=Allergic rhinitis]

((ALLERGIC RHINITIS, RUNNY NOSE, STUFF NOSE, ITCHY WATER EYES, JUST LIKE WITH POLLEN OR THEY CAN HAVE ASTHMA WITH IT.. THERE ARE SOME INDIVIDUAL WE THINK MIGHT HAVE ALLERGIC ECZEMA FROM SOME OF THOSE THINGS))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=some of those things]

[502-05, 1:46:38] In other health news,
Hypnosis is the only way David Wertz says he was able to beat his 30 year smoking habit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:59:16]
[IN Q=After being hypnotized it was just enough]

((AFTER BEING HYPNOTIZED IT WAS JUST ENOUGH TO TAKE AWAY THAT WANT. YEAH THERE WAS A PHYSICAL CRAVING BUT IT WASN'T ANYTHING I COULDN'T DEAL WITH))
[RUNS= 11]


Certified hypnotherpist Trudi Mardian says many people don't realize the power of the subconscious.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT2:03:23]
[IN Q=Hypnosis is taking the subconscious mind]

(( HYPNOSIS IS TAKING THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND AND EMPOWERING IT TO ALLOW IT DO WHAT YOU WANT IT TO DO. I'M THE FACILITATOR THAT'S ALL I DO I GIVE YOU AFFIRMATIONS, I GIVE YOU SUGGESTIONS BUT IT'S YOUR MIND))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=it's your mind]


Mardian says hypnosis is about 80 percent effective at helping someone to quit smoking. She says a lot depends on the person. [tape 502-08, 1:10:41]
And finally, a treatment known as EEG biofeedback has helped Jesse Rendo improve the part of his brain damaged in an accident.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT18:44:33]
[IN Q=Biofeedback is when you use some]

((BIOFEEDBACK IS WHEN YOU USE SOME SOURCE OUTSIDE OF YOUR BODY TO GIVE YOU INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON INSIDE YOUR BODY. WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF CONTROL OVER THE PARTS OF OUR BODY WE THINK ARE AUTOMATIC))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=we think are automatic]


Just by changing his thoughts, Rendo is able to move this green bar above the line. And that means he's increasing the electrical activity to the part of his brain that was damaged.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT19:10:10]
[IN Q=I can actually use that to make my]

((I CAN ACTUALLY USE THAT TO MAKE MY HEADACHES LESS. MY MEMORY HAS BEEN GETTING BETTER. I CAN ACTUALLY HAVE MOTIVATION TO START DOING STUFF AGAIN))
[RUNS= 18]
[OUT Q=doing stuff again]


EEG Biofeedback has also been used to treat attention deficit disorder, autism, depression and anxiety.That's health review.))

[2WDBJ-Band]


[ANCHOR=Joy & Brent 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]



(Joy and Brent adlib intro to band. "Blue Christmas")



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[INQ=Music begins]
[SUPER=07-WDBJ Band]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OQ=Music Ends]
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[Holiday Bump over final :15]
[COMMERCIAL]



[3WDBJ-Band]


[ANCHOR=Joy & Brent 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[Backtime start to 8:56:26]
(Joy and Brent adlib intro to band. "Silent Night")



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[INQ=Music begins]
[SUPER=07-WDBJ Band]
[RUNS=3:34]
[OQ=Music Ends]
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[Out to Network]


[MON-BIRTHDAYS!] 12/23/02
Monday:

[SUPER=130-90/Ruby Jacobs/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-42/Lee Suggs, Sr./Christiansburg]


WOW!
[SUPER=130-102/Mattie Calloway/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-72/Lillie Wood/Ruffin, NC]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Frances Scott/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-18/Jennifer Coffey/Buena Vista]



[SUPER=131-33/Chris Cox/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-/Russell Henderson/Roanoke]


Anniversary: [SUPER=131-/Howard & Betty Mitchell/Snow Creek]