[Edwards]

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Another Democrat is joining the race for President.
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North Carolina Senator John Edwards is expected to announce this morning that he's running.
By doing so, he's getting an early jump on some of the competition.
Although he's a freshman senator, analysts believe he can attract a key group of voters.
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[IN Q=The dilemma for the]

((The dilema for the Democratic Party is how to win votes of middle income white Southerners and I would say he has an excellent chance of bringing a few of the Southern states home.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Luebke/Author "Tar Heel Politics"]
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[OUT Q=southern states home.]
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Edwards will have plenty of competition in his own party.
Massachusetts Senator John Kerry says he'll run... and at least three other powerful Democrats are considering it.
Edwards was a personal injury attorney before he got into politics.
He's amassed a 14-million dollar fortune ... 6 million went to finance his Senate campaign.
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[Pacific-Cyclone]


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It's hard to tell just how bad the damage is to a pair of remote islands north of Australia.
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Over the weekend, a cyclone blasted through the Solomon Islands with winds of up to 225 miles an hour.
A photographer who flew over says every tree has been shredded and almost every building damaged.
But an Australian aid worker says life appears to be returning to normal, despite the damage.
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[11DNA-Felons]


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Some call it a crime fighting tool, others an invasion of privacy.
Under the law that went into effect yesterday, anyone arrested and charged in Virginia with a crime such as murder, rape, assault or burglary must give police a D-N-A sample.
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The sample will be used to enter the person's D-N-A profile into the state's genetic database, where it will be compared with evidence gathered at crime scenes.
If the person is acquitted or the charge is dismissed in court, the person's genetic profile will be deleted from the database.
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[Redistricting-Bill]


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State Senator Creigh Deeds says redistricting should be a bipartisan process.
The Bath County Democrat plans to sponsor a bill this General Assembly session that transfers the power to a bipartisan committee.
The General Assembly now controls redistricting.
Deeds says the way voting districts are drawn up now makes for fewer competitive races.

[5-New-Covenant]


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It will almost be like the first day of school all over again for some central Virginia students.
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Starting next week, students and faculty of New Covenant Schools in Lynchburg will move into their brand-new, three and a half million dollar campus on Fleetwood Drive.
The new facility will feature 20 classrooms, art space, computer labs and a gymnasium.
The three-and-a-half million dollar price tag is being raised through private donations.
New Covenant currently enrolls 240 students.. the expansion can accommodate up to 350 within the next few years.

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[Marketwatch]


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In business news, Wall Street gets back to work today after taking a break for the New Year's holiday.
Jean Lee has that story and more on Tuesday's closing numbers in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[OUT Q=I'm Jean Lee, CBS Marketwatch, NY.]

((Stocks ended the day close to where they started. The Dow managed an 8-point gain, while the Nasdaq finished in the red, giving back 4.
Corporate disappointments and fears of war in Iraq helped to send the markets reeling for a third consecutive year something that Wall Street hasn t seen, since the 1939-to-1941 period.
For 2002, the Nasdaq was the biggest loser of the major indexes -- down 32-percent. The S&P 500 comes in as the 2nd biggest loser, giving back 23-percent, and the Dow has fallen 17 percent.
One sector that may have room to fly in the new year is aerospace. The industry, along with commercial airlines, ALSO had a turbulent air. But in 2002, European aerospace company Airbus, steadily took market share away from its U-S competitor Boeing. Now Airbus is in a position to sell more planes than its archival -- for the first time ever.
Airbus had fewer order cancellations during the year, and is likely to have won the battle for NET orders. It's scheduled to deliver more planes than Boeing in 2003-- with an estimated 300 Airbus jets, versus 285 for BOEING, to roll off the production lines. Merrill Lynch says "Airbus is clearly weathering the downturn better.
Get all the latest market action at our website. CBS.marketwatch.com. at the nasdaq I m jl, cbsmarketwatch in ny.))



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[Iraq]


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The troop build-up continues in preparation for war with Iraq.
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The military says up to 17-thousand troops from the Georgia-based Third Infantry Division will be sent to the region in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, U-N weapons inspectors are back at work...
Iraqis complained inspectors rummaged through women's purses and personal briefcases yesterday.
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[6-Hooker-Changes]


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A Martinsville-based furniture maker is overhauling its factories to stem the negative effects of increased imports.
Hooker Furniture is making changes at its six plants.
The changes are geared to meet consumer demand for customized furniture that can be delivered in days.
One plant manager says responsiveness and customization are the only way the U-S furniture industry can hope to compete with foreign furniture makers.

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From the threat of the West Nile virus to the start of smallpox vaccinations for the military, 2002 had its share of national health scares and breakthroughs.
It also brought new medical advancements to our region.
Joy Sutton takes a look back at some of the health stories from 2002.
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[IN Q=The worlds' first digital]
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(([tape 502-02, 1:01:36]
The world's first digital disposable hearing aid made its debut at the Walmart Vision and Hearing Center in Roanoke in the year 2002.
Making shopping for a hearing aid part of the retail experience.
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[IN Q=It helps for the mild to moderate]

((IT HELPS FOR THE MILD TO MODERATE IMPAIRED. IT HELPS IN MANY DIFFERENT BACKGROUND SITUATIONS, MANY LISTENING ENVIRONMENTS...SO THINGS IT WILL HELP WITH MORE THAN OTHER)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=with more than other]


The Songbird hearing aid lasts for 70 days or the life of the battery and costs 79 dollars per ear. [tape 502-02, 42:00]
It was the sound of snoring that had some people last year trying a procedure known as snoreplasty.
A treatment that requires injecting medicine into the roof of the mouth, thereby causing the palate to become inflamed and develop scar tissue, so it's less likely to vibrate.
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[IN Q=Everyone will have an improvement]

((EVERYONE WILL HAVE AN IMPROVEMENT IN SNORING SOME MORE SOME LESS. THOSE WHO TOTALLY IMPROVE THOSE ARE THE IDEAL CASES AND THOSE WHO DO NOT THEN WE REINJECT TO INDUCE MORE SCARRING)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=induce more scarring]


This is not a cure. There is no way to totally eliminate snoring. [502-10, 1:14:22]
But as we found out in 2002 there is way to get rid of yellow teeth that only takes an hours in the dentist's chair.


It's called zoom bleaching. The technique uses a light activated gel containing peroxide to get the teeth six to twelve shades lighter.
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[IN Q=No damage to the teeth only]

((NO DAMAGE TO THE TEETH THE ONLY THING IS THERE WOULD BE TEMPORARY SENSITIVITY AND THAT JUST KIND OF VARIES FROM INDIVIDUAL TO INDIVIDUAL)) [RUNS06]
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The procedure costs about 5-hundred dollars. [tape 502-11, 37:04]
And many found out this year that they don't have to put their health at risk to get a tan. Airbrush tanning offers the same look but without exposure to sun's harmful rays. This fake bake tan is the latest craze to hit the market.
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[IN Q=I have allergies it doesn't affect me]

((I HAVE ALLERGIES IT DOESN'T AFFECT ME. I HAVE SKIN SENSITIVITY IT DOESN'T AFFECT ME. I CAN'T GET OUT IN THE SUN BECAUSE MY FAMILY HAS MELANOMA. SO WITH THIS I GET A LITTLE BIT OR COLOR AND IT JUST MAKES ME A FEEL BETTER)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=makes me feel better]

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And finally this year, Lewis Gale Medical Center unveils a system to prevent medication errors by using a bar code system.
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[IN Q=It makes sure we get the right]

((IT MAKES SURE WE GET THE RIGHT PATIENT, THE RIGHT MEDICATION, THE RIGHT ROUTE, THE RIGHT DOSE...AND IT'S REALLY JUST A TOOL FOR PATIENT SAFETY)) [RUNS10]
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The Medical Center says giving someone the wrong medication can be life threatening.))
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[5-First-Baby]


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NASCAR veteran Sterling Marlin has never won a race at the Martinsville Speedway, but a couple from southside has claimed a victory of a different kind in his name.
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Early yesterday morning, Gwendetta Jamison delivered healthy twins, the first and third babies of the new year at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.
Sterling was first, delivered at 12:21 A-M. His brother, Marlin, arrived about twenty minutes later at 12:40.


Their father, Derrick Toney, gave the twins their names.
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[IN Q=Tell me about their names]

((GWENDETTA JAMISON:TELL ME ABOUT THEIR NAMES. THAT'S THEIR DADDY'S DOING. HE'S A RACE CAR FAN. HE'S CRAZY ABOUT RACING.)) ((LINDA JAMISON/GWENDETTA'S MOTHER: I'M JUST HAPPY THAT THEY ARE HEALTHY AND THEY MADE IT THROUGH, BECAUSE THE LAST TWO WEEKS SHE'S REALLY BEEN SICK.))
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Sterling and Marlin aren't the only twins in the family. (------------) Gwendetta Jamison has a twin sister, and she says there are other sets of twins among her close relatives.