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

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... Police are holding a suspect in a Pittsylvania County murder case.
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And .. another cancellation of First Night in Roanoke sends party-goers in search of new ways to ring in the New Year.... We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[11Pitts-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

Pittsylvania County authorities have arrested a murder suspect.
(+++++++)
[TAKE SAMUEL JONES #4219 FS]

The Sheriff's Office says 23- year old Samuel "June Bug" Jones of Danville turned himself in around 2 o'clock yesterday. He was wanted in connection with the murder of Jonathan Edward Neal at the old quarry near Ringgold LAST Sunday. Jones is being held without bond.
(+++++++)
[ANCHOR=MArya]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

Authorities say the case is still under investigation.


[11New-Years]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-44 TC-1:43:47]
[GRAPHIC=New Years]

[****ANCHOR TAG****] First Night won't be lighting up the night this New Year's in Downtown Roanoke... but don't put away your confetti, champaign and noise makers just yet. As Justin McLeod tell us-- there's still plenty to do in and around the Star City.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Butch McClamma/Lee-Hi Lanes; :14 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=@justin1; :40]
[SUPER=01-Cliff Moneymaker/Cinema Cafe; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Dwayne Tidrow/Ice Station; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF BOWLING AND HITTING PINS AT 59:45))
Bowling alleys tend to be a popular place on New Years Eve.
Lee-Hi Lanes here in Salem is no exception.
[SOT 55:44]
[IN Q=So far we're booked]

((BUTCH McCLAMMA/LEE-HI LANES: SO FAR WE'RE BOOKED WITH A WAITING LIST WHICH IS BETTER THAN IT WAS LAST YEAR.))
[Runs= 5]
[OUT Q=was last year]


Part of the reason could be Roanoke's decision to cancel First Night for a second year in a row.
Places like Corned Beef and Company in downtown say their numbers are up because of it.
They plan to have a night full of live music and a buffet at a cost of thirty dollars.
If you're looking for something more fancy, then check out the Hotel Roanoke.
There you'll find a dance with a Mardi Gras theme.
[SOT 1:06:51]
[IN Q=New Years Eve]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: NEW YEARS EVE ALSO FALLS ON THE NIGHT OF COURSE WHEN TECH PLAYS ITS BOWL GAME AND SINCE IT'S ON THE WEST COAST THE GAME WILL START MUCH LATER THAN NORMAL. MANY PLACES PLAN TO ACCOMODATE THAT TO ALLOW YOU TO WATCH THE GAME AND AT THE SAME TIME CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR.))
[Runs= 14]
[OUT Q=the New Year]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF GAME ON THE BIG SCREEN))
One such place is the Cinema Cafe in Roanoke.
They plan to have the Tech game in one theater and a DJ dance in another. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF GRILL))
This is the first year Cinema Cafe will hold a New Year's celebration.
[SOT 42:42:43]
[IN Q=Since they were]

((CLIFF MONEYMAKER/CINEMA CAFE: SINCE THEY WERE NO LONGER FIRST NIGHT OF A NEW YEAR WE FIGURED PEOPLE IN ROANOKE NEEDED SOMEWHERE TO GO FOR NEW YEARS TO CELEBRATE.))
[Runs= 09]
[OUT Q=to celebrate]

((NAT SOUND OF SKATING))
Another place to celebrate is the Ice Station in Roanoke.
It will cost you five dollars for admission and another three dollars to rent skates.
Their New Year's Eve bash is geared towards families.
[SOT 1:01:44]
[IN Q=It's a good time]

((DWAYNE TIDROW/ICE STATION: IT'S A GOOD TIME, GOOD MUSIC. WE HAVE DISCO BALLS AND LASER LIGHT SHOWS THAT WE HAVE TO KINDA PROMOTE THINGS AND HYPE IT UP A LITTLE BIT.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=a little bit]


So there's plenty to do around the Roanoke Valley on New Year's Eve.
You just have to decide among other things whether you want to slide or bowl your way into the New Year.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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Festival in the Park is in charge of Roanoke's First Night.
The group cites tough economic times and a lack of volunteers as reasons behind the decision to cancel the event for a second straight year.

[11First-Night]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-52 TC-59:28]
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Roanoke's loss may be the New River Valley's gain.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/December 2001]


The town of Blacksburg plans to hold its third annual First Night celebration on New Year's Eve.
This year's event will feature a number of different artists, musicians, and performances.
A First Night button gets you into all the activities.
You can buy one at several area stores on the night of the event.
Organizers hope this year's First Night will attract more than three thousand people.
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[anchor=Marya]
[ss=none]


They too plan to have at least one location where people can watch Virginia Tech's bowl game.

[11Checkpoints]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC-48:34]
[GRAPHIC=none]


As New Years Celebrations draw closer, local law enforcement officials want to remind you not to drink and drive.

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[VO-NAT 28 + pad]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Virginia State Police and Roanoke County officers held a sobriety check point near Hanging Rock last night. Officials say three citations were handed out in three hours. Virginia has a zero- tolerance policy for driving under the influcnce, and officials say motorists caught automatically lose their license for seven days. In some cases, they could spend twelve months in jail. State Troopers say this is one of many check points to be held in the area over the holiday season.
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[11Kwanzaa]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC-1:03:23]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Holiday celebrations are over for most people, but Kwanzaa is in full swing.
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[VO-NAT - :23+]
[super=03-Roanoke;]


Dozens of people gathered last night at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture in Roanoke to celebrate the holiday. Kwanzaa is a celebration signifying the first fruits of the harvest. The holiday was founded by a college professor in the sixties to emphasize that the values learned in agriculture are vital to building a strong and wholesome community. Kwanzaa began on December 26th and runs until the first of the year.
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[Tease#1]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Sunday Morning....... Travis Wells has highlights from the high school holiday hoops tourney -
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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[VO-NAT]

If you are feeling a little out of shape from your Christmas cuisine - we have some tips on how to get your abs flat, fit and fabulous in today Sunday Shape-up
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[Lotto]
[Break #1]



[Sunday-Shapeup]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Sunday Shape-up]

Fabulous abs are the one thing everyone wants - but only a few people have. But there is hope, and with a lot of hard work and determination you too might have a six pack worth showing off.

Here's Brent Watts with this week's Sunday Shape-Up.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Ashley Beamer joins us...]
[SUPER=01-Ashley Beamer/Roanoke Athletic Club]
[RUNS=3:16]
[OUT Q=thank you so much (DOUBLE OUT)]


[anchorMarya]
[ss=HOLD]

Stay with us - there's still much more to come on News 7 Sunday Morning. [straight to bump]





[2Open-Heads]


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

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... Korea gives U-N officials the boot, but the White House is still hoping for a peaceful ending to a potential crisis.
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And this little Beagle is the luckiest "Penny" a Pennsylvania family could hope for.. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
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Pentagon officials say the U-S has permission to use Saudi Arabia's air bases to wage war on Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


Yesterday, Iraqi officials handed over a list of 500 scientists who have worked on they country's weapons programs. But those scientists aren't obligated to tell U-N inspectors anything.
Some experts say Iraq is going to great lengths to hide its weapons, concealing them in civilian areas.
Meanwhile, thousands of servicemen and women are preparing for a possible showdown with Iraq.
Defense officials say the Navy has been told to get two aircraft carriers and two amphibious assault vehicles ready to move.
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[North-Korea]


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


North Korea says it wants a peaceful solution to the confrontation over its nuclear program.
But the communist nation says it won't cave in to U-S pressure to disarm.
The U-S is leaving the matter up to diplomatic efforts for now ... an approach that's at odds with the way it's handling the situation in Iraq.
Mark Knoller has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As President Bush]
[SUPER=03-Andrews Air Force Base; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jon Wolfsthal/Endowment for International Peace; :54]
[SUPER=01-Mark Knoller/CBS News; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=in Crawford, Texas.]

((CG :1-line�ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE
v/o#1: As President Bush previewed the year to come, he spoke not a word

about North Korea. It's at odds with his approach to Iraq - which the president again today threatened with war.

SOT BUSH (radio address) The burden now is on Iraq's dictator to

disclose and destroy his arsenal of weapons. If he refuses, then for the sake of peace, the United States will lead a coalition to disarm the Iraqi regime and free the Iraqi people.

v/o#2: even as north korea gives UN inspectors the boot - and prepares

to fire up a nuclear reactor capable of producing weapons grade plutonium - the white house steers clear of making threats - and repeatedly says it wants to resolve the matter in a peaceful way.
at the same time - the administration says it will not bow to North Korean blackmail and engage in direct negotiations as pyongyang demands. yet to some it looks as if the US is painting itself into a corner.
CG :2-line�JON WOLFSTHAL�CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTL. PEACE
(SOT Jon Wolfsthal, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) by

staking out a position of no negotiations under any circumstances it doesn't give the administration a lot of room to maneuver and the first rule of international affairs is you always want as much room as your can find :11

v/o#3: the Administration tacitly concedes it miscalculated north

korea's reaction to american demands in october that it stop its uranium enrichment program. the leaders in pyongyang may feel they have the US over a barrel.

(SOT Wolfsthal) by either developing nuclear weapons which would deter

an attack by the united states or by trading those weapons for economic and diplomatic concessions either way they feel that they come out a winner
CG :2-line�MARK KNOLLER�WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT o/c close: while the pentagon says it could handle simultaneous conflicts with both Iraq and North Korea, it is not something the white house wants. for the time being, it looks for korean dispute to be taken to the United Nations.
mk, cbsn, w- the pres. in crawford, texas.))

[2-11Pitts-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

Pittsylvania County authorities have arrested a murder suspect.
(+++++++)
[TAKE SAMUEL JONES #4219 FS]

The Sheriff's Office says 23- year old Samuel "June Bug" Jones of Danville turned himself in around 2 o'clock yesterday. He was wanted in connection with the murder of Jonathan Edward Neal at the old quarry near Ringgold LAST Sunday. Jones is being held without bond.
(+++++++)
[ANCHOR=MArya]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

Authorities say the case is still under investigation.


[Economy]


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


It's been a tough season for retailers.
They're in the midst of their weakest holiday shopping season in more than 30 years.
But as Jim Acosta reports, at least a few merchants aren't writing it off just yet.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS New Year's Eve preps]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-George Bosler/Wine Merchant; :11]
[SUPER=01-Hugh Johnson/Economist; :28]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Weiner/Consumer; :57]
[SUPER=01-Scott Krugman/National Retail Federation; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/CBS News; 1:45]
[RUNS=1:59]
[OUT Q=JA, CBS News, NY.]

(((nats of New Year's Eve preps)
AS THE NATION GETS READY TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR...

(nats at wine shop)


... CONSUMERS ARE PUTTING SOME FIZZ IN AN ECONOMY THAT'S BEEN...A BIT FLAT...
CG :2-line�George Bosler�Wine Merchant

(SOT: George Bosler 9:03) "Will they drink a hundred dollar bottle of

wine? Maybe not. Maybe it will be a 20 dollar. Maybe it will be a 40 dollar."

(wine store)


THE WINE AND CHAMPAGNE INDUSTRY HAS SOMETHING TO TOAST -- ITS SALES ARE ON THE RISE... BUT WHILE BUBBLY IS BOOMING...HOLIDAY SHOPPING HAS DROPPED JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE ELSE...
CG :2-line�Hugh Johnson,�Economist, First Albany

(SOT: Hugh Johnson, First Albany 125631) "They've seen their nest egg

shrink.. so of the income that they do get.. they're spending a little bit less, and saving a little bit more..."

(wine store & home building)


IT'S A LONELY BRIGHT SPOT -- LIKE STRONG HOME SALES -- IN AN ECONOMY THAT MAY HAVE JUST WITNESSED THE WEAKEST GROWTH IN HOLIDAY SHOPPING IN MORE THAN 30 YEARS. WAL MART -- THE NATION'S LARGEST RETAILER SAYS EVEN IT'S GOING TO FALL SHORT OF SALES FORECASTS.
ANALYSTS SAY CONSUMERS ARE WORRIED ABOUT FUTURE TERRORIST ATTACKS...AS WELL AS A POSSIBLE WAR WITH IRAQ.
CG :2-line�Barbara Weiner�Consumer

(SOT: Barbara Weiner, Consumer 23:39) "I'm not very optimistic as

long as we're facing the possibility of a war."

(nats of gas pump)


FUELING THE ANXIETY -- ANALYSTS SAY -- ARE HIGHER GAS PRICES...

(nats of unemployment line)


AND RISING UNEMPLOYMENT.

(SOT: Krugman, NO SUPER HERE QUICK 14:26:58) "It's not do or die..."


SCOTT KRUGMAN -- A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NATION'S RETAILERS -- IS NOT WILLING TO WRITE OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON JUST YET.
CG :2-line�Scott Krugman� National Retail Federation

(SOT: Scott Krugman, National Retail Federation 14:24:04) "We've heard

the same doom and gloom stories last year around this time about how last minute shopping wasn't enough to pull retail out of the dump. However holiday sales increased 5.6 percent... much higher than anybody expected."

(nats wine store)


AND THEY'RE SELLING OPTIMISM BY THE BOTTLE AT GEORGE BOSLER'S WINE STORE...WHICH JUST HAD ITS BEST NOVEMBER.

(BUTT TO cutaway question, 13:19) "Jim-But you don't think they were

just drowning their sorrows? Owner- No."
(BUTT TO answer from owner, 3:38) "Not at all. People were upbeat."



(wine store)


BOSLER SAYS UPBEAT CUSTOMERS MAY BE JUST THE RIGHT STIMULANT FOR A SOBERING ECONOMY.
CG :2-line�JIM ACOSTA�CBS NEWS
STAND-UP: WHETHER YOU BELIEVE CHAMPAGNE AND WINE SALES CAN ACCURATELY PREDICT WHICH WAY THE ECONOMY IS FLOWING MAY DEPEND ON YOUR WORLD VIEW... IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL? JIM ACOSTA CBS NEWS NEW YORK.))

[Dog-Rescue]


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A dog in Pennsylvania is being hailed as a hero after saving its owners from from their burning house.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA;]


Penny, a beagle, woke Sam and Regina Leccia up early Saturday morning, alerting them to the fire that was raging in their basement.
The couple says the dog jumped on their bed and barked repeatedly until they awoke and got out.
The house was destroyed, but no one was injured -- and Penny showed her worth.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:05:32]
[IN Q=My dad]

((REGINA BIZICH/DAUGHTER: My dad never really cared for the dog much and the dog is really on her last leg her but it's amazing that she was able to know there was something wrong she's not a very energetic type dog she does her own thing.))
[SUPER=01-Regina Bizich/Daughter;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=her own thing.]
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[VO-NAT]


Firefighters say that because the couple did not have any smoke detectors in their home... except Penny.
They told the couple they should rename the dog "LUCKY Penny."
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Still to come on our newscast - UVA gets its first bowl win since 1995 -
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And
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[VO-NAT]

Richard Roeper says has a weekend pick he says you need to catch if you can... 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]

[Health-Review]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health]
[GRAPHIC=Health Review]


In health review,
Virginia will soon begin vaccinating thousands of health care workers.
We'll tell you why too much holiday stress can take a toll on your health.
PLUS --some tips for traveling with your pet.
Joy Sutton has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Vetenarians say if you plan to travel]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Karen Bowman/Hanging Rock Animal Hospital; :15]
[SUPER=01-Louis Perrott/Clinical Psychologist; :47]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=with health review]

(([tape 02-40, 2:04:09 *** if you need more video go to 502-09, 45:18]
Veterinarians say if you plan to travel with your pet try and keep their routine as normal as possible, including the brand of food they eat. And make sure not to feed your pet too much before you hit the road.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:46:27]
[IN Q=You definitely want to]

((DR. KAREN BOWMAN/HANGING ROCK ANIMAL HOSPITAL: YOU DEFINITELY WANT TO AVOID A HEAVY MEAL BECAUSE ONE, IF THEY GET NERVOUS EVEN IF THEY'RE NOT USED TO GETTING CAR SICK OR SOMETHING ALONG THAT LINE, SOMETIMES THEY MAY HAVE TO STOP MORE FREQUENTLY AND YOU CERTAINLY DON'T WANT THEM NAUSEATED THE WHOLE TIME IN CASE THEY DO DECIDE TO GET CAR SICK AND IF THEY'RE EMPTY THEY'RE LESS LIKELY TO DEVELOP THE MOTION SICKNESS.))
[RUNS= 17]
[OUT Q=the motion sickness]


Drugs like Dramamine may help with motion sickness, but they can have side effects, so Doctor Bowman says to use them sparingly. [tape 02-48, 34:40]
In other health news, Crowded malls, too much traffic, or the memory of lost loved one, the holiday can bring a lot of stress.
But too much can take a toll on you mentally and physically.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT18:16]
[IN Q=It's estimated that 60 to 80 percent]

((IT'S ESTIMATED THAT 60 TO 80 PERCENT OF THE COMPLAINTS THAT BRING PEOPLE INTO SEE PHYSICIANS ARE STRESS RELATED COMPLAINTS.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=stress related complaints]

That's why clinical psychologist Louis Perrott says it's important to take time to relax. Exercise is one of the best stress relievers.
For those who are dealing with the loss of loved one, sharing memories can make difference.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT23:01]
[IN Q=Remembering some cheerful events]

((REMEMBERING SOME CHEERFUL EVENTS THAT HAPPENED, OFTEN TIME RELATED THE HOLIDAYS SEASON REALLY HELP A GREAT DEAL. YES TEARS MAY COME BUT THAT'S REALLY OK))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=really ok]

[ tape 502-13, 32:41]
And finally in medical news, starting next month Virginia plans to offer the smallpox vaccine to health care workers, those who work in hospitals or are part of public health team.
Then it will be made available to first responders such as firefighters, police officers and rescue squads.
The vaccine won't be available to the general public until late next year.
That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))
[marya toss to bump]

[Ebert-Picks]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net Ebert]
[graphic=none]

Two highly anticipated movies are ranking high with fans and critics. And Richard Roeper says it's with good reason - making them his weekend picks.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=One of my]
[SUPER=01-Richard Roeper/Movie Critic;:00]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q="Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"]
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[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]


You can see Roger Ebert's and Richard Roeper's reviews today at Eleven here on Your Hometown Station.
[Marya HAS SPORTS NEXT]



[Teen-Sailor]


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


A teenage British boy hopes to become the youngest person to sail solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
As Richard Roth reports, it's been smooth sailing for Richard Clover so far, thanks to supportive parents and good weather.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Atlantic Ocean; :00]
[SUPER=02-Sebastian Clover/Teen Sailor; :18]
[SUPER=01-Dolores Clover/Sebastian's Mother; :41]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=R.R., CBS News, London.]

((NARR: TO HIS FAMILY'S GREAT RELIEF, IT'S BEEN A HOLIDAY WEEK OF FAIR WEATHER AND FEW SURPRISES FOR THIS BRITISH BOY NAMED SEBASTIAN CLOVER, WHO'S ON A 32-FOOT SAILBOAT ALMOST A THOUSAND MILES FROM SHORE; AS HE EXPLAINED BY SATELLITE PHONE, ALL ALONE, AND JUST FIFTEEN YEARS OLD.
CG :2-line�Voice of: SEBASTIAN CLOVER�Trans-Atlantic Sailor

SOT SEBASTIAN CLOVER: i'm doing this because it's the thing i do best,

it's very much like a footballer playing in the world cup or something like that - it's just what i do.

(n.y. graphic)

NARR: WHAT HE HOPES TO DO IS BECOME THE YOUNGEST SAILOR TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC SOLO, ON A 27-HUNDRED MILE 22-DAY COURSE FROM THE CANARY ISLANDS TO ANTIGUA IN THE CARIBBEAN.

(mom set-up)


IT'S A CHALLENGE HIS MOTHER MADE THREE YEARS AGO, THOUGH SHE +DID+ THINK HE'D BE OLDER WHEN HE TOOK IT UP.
CG :2-line�DOLORES CLOVER�Sebastian's Mother

SOT DOLORES CLOVER:There are times when i speak to him and I think its

dark and he's out there on his own, but you know, then I speak to him the following day and I think, he's not bothered, he knows what he's doing. 14 secs
NARR: INVISIBLE OVER THE HORIZON, HIS FATHER'S SAILING TOO IN AN IDENTICAL BOAT: LIKELY TOO FAR AWAY TO HELP IF THERE'S DANGER, AND NO HELP AT ALL FOR COMPANIONSHIP.

SOT SEBASTIAN: it's quite difficult being alone because I like being

around people, but I don't really have much of a choice about that so I just have to put up with it. Sleeping is probably the most difficult thing
NARR: BUT CHRISTMAS APPARENTLY WASN'T A PROBLEM. SEBASTIAN HAD A WHOLE TIN OF CHOCOLATES. AND HE ATE THEM. RICHARD ROTH CBS NEWS LONDON.))
[bye bye] [2Birthdays!]
Monday 12/30/02

[SUPER=130-3/Alex Gillispie/Pembroke;]--Alex is in the white shirt.



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