[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... U-N weapons inspectors want more cooperation from Iraqi officials as they enter day two of meetings in Baghdad.

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AND... one local mayor is hoping to be elected to a higher post.
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]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


War or peace could hinge on talks continuing today in Baghdad.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


Chief U-N weapons inspectors are meeting for the second day with Iraqi officials.
They're seeking greater cooperation in the hunt for banned weapons.
They'll report the outcome to the Security Council Friday.
Anti-war activists have maintained a presence outside the U-N compound.
But new poll by Newsweek suggests 85 percent of Americans support an attack on Iraq IF major allies and the U-N join in.
Support falls to 37 percent if the U-S has to go in alone.
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[Kuwait]


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


Kuwait is taking one step closer to war.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Iraq Border, Kuwait;]


The Kuwaiti defense ministry announced the entire northern part of the country will be declared a "military exclusion zone."
The order prevents ANYONE from entering the area without permission from the Kuwaiti armed forces.
Kuwait has allowed a massive U-S military build-up within its borders.
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[11Newbill-Delegate]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC-7:07]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Rocky Mount's mayor has thrown his hat in another political race.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Yesterday;]


Yesterday, Mark Newbill officially announced plans to run as a Democrat for the 9th district House of Delegates seat.
Newbill, who is in his second term as mayor, is a Franklin County native who operates a dairy farm in Ferrum.
He plans to run on a platform of job creation and fiscal responsibility.
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[SOT 1:45:29]
[IN Q=There's a lot of good things]

((MARK NEWBILL/HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD THINGS THAT'S BEEN HAPPENING HERE IN ROCKY MOUNT AND THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS HAPPENING IN RICHMOND THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY WITH AND SO I FEEL MAYBE WE CAN TAKE SIMILAR THINGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING IN ROCKY MOUNT AND HOPEFULLY HAVE SOME SIMILAR SUCCESS IN RICHMOND.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Newbill/House of Delegates Candidate;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=success in Richmond]
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[VO-NAT]


Newbill admits winning the seat could be an uphill battle.
He is running against long time 9th district Republican Delegate Allen Dudley.
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[Gallegus]


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


NASA now says the space shuttle may have started breaking up even before it re-entered the earth's atmosphere.
The space agency says it tracked something flying near "Columbia" while it was still in orbit.
There are still few clues to the loss of the shuttle... although NASA has recovered more pieces to the puzzle.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=At Louisiana's]
[SUPER=03-Barksdale Air Force Base, LA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Harwood/CBS News Space Consultant; :33]
[SUPER=01-Chris Hadfield/Astronaut; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Houston.]

((VO:>AT LOUISIANAS BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, WHERE DEBRIS FROM THE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA IS BEING COLLECTED, THEY PAUSED TO REMEMBER THE CREW OF 7

-NAT SOT- Barksdale Memorial "losing you was one of the hardest things

we've ever had to deal with."
VO: NASA DOESNT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WENT WRONG WITH COLUMBIA. ONE THEORY IS THAT THE LEFT SIDE OF THE CRAFT WAS DAMAGED BY SPACE DEBRIS. THEY'RE HOPING THAT THE PIECES FOUND ON EARTH WILL SHED SOME LIGHT


-SOT-BILL HARWOOD, CBS NEWS SPACE CONSULTANT "We don't know if tomorrow

someone could get lucky and find a clear cut piece of evidence."
VO: IN EAST TEXAS THEY DID FIND ABOUT AN 8 FT SECTION OF THE UNDERSIDE OF THE SHUTTLE COMPLETE WITH HINGES AND HEAT TILES. IF IT TURNS OUT TO BE THE LEFT DOOR OF THE LANDING GEAR, IT COULD BE A BIG BREAK FOR NASA'S INVESTIGATION> THEY ARE ALSO EXAMINING A PIECE OF THE WING THAT WAS FOUND. THEY HAVENT YET DETERMINED IT ITS THE LEFT WING.
VO: AS FOR THE NASA FAMILY, THE PEOPLE WHOSE PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL LIVES ARE TIED TO SPACE... ITS BEEN A TERRIBLE WEEK. ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD WAS BEST FRIENDS WITH COLUMBIA COMMANDER RICK HUSBAND.

-SOT-CHRIS HADFIELD, SHUTTLE ASTRONAUT

our risks are more vivid and higher, but we judge them to be infinitely worthwhile....and I will look forward to flying in space again." -
STAND UP BRIDGE:NASA IS CONFIDENT THE THREE REMAINING SHUTTLES WILL FLY AGAIN...THEY STILL NEED THEM TO EXPAND THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION.

BUT EVENTUALLY NASAS SPACE PROGRAM WILL NEED A MAJOR OVERHAUL. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS HOUSTON.))

[11Henry-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC-1:12:03]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Henry County's newest investigator has a nose for fighting crime.
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[VO-NAT - :19]
[SUPER=03-Burlington, NC;]

Meet "Jennifer's Saving Grace", a blood hound trained for sniffing tracks and dedicated to the memory of Jennifer Short. When the 9-year old girl disappeared after her parent's murder last summer, Henry County investigators had to borrow bloodhounds from other counties to help track her. Now "Grace" has found a home in Virginia.
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[SOT - 16:22:48]
[IN Q=Actually I'm amazed...]
[SUPER=02-R. V. Vaughn/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=anybody else that's working.]
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[VO-NAT - :08+]

An Alamance County, North Carolina, handler bought and trained the dog for Henry County and Friday the canine officially signed on for duty.
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[weather next]


[2Open-Heads]


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


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

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning......
Searchers find crucial pieces of shuttle Columbia... pieces that may hold clues to why the craft broke up on re-entry.
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Weapons inspectors hope to get more cooperation from Iraqi officials as talks continue today.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[Shuttle]


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


NASA now has new data that might show the space shuttle broke up even before it re-entered the earth's atmosphere.

The space agency says it tracked something flying near "Columbia" while it was still in orbit.
There are still few clues to the loss of the shuttle, though NASA has recovered more pieces to the puzzle.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=At Louisiana's]
[SUPER=03-Barksdale Air Force Base, LA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Harwood/CBS News Space Consultant; :33]
[SUPER=01-Chris Hadfield/Astronaut; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Houston.]

((VO:>AT LOUISIANAS BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, WHERE DEBRIS FROM THE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA IS BEING COLLECTED, THEY PAUSED TO REMEMBER THE CREW OF 7

-NAT SOT- Barksdale Memorial "losing you was one of the hardest things

we've ever had to deal with."
VO: NASA DOESNT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WENT WRONG WITH COLUMBIA. ONE THEORY IS THAT THE LEFT SIDE OF THE CRAFT WAS DAMAGED BY SPACE DEBRIS. THEY'RE HOPING THAT THE PIECES FOUND ON EARTH WILL SHED SOME LIGHT


-SOT-BILL HARWOOD, CBS NEWS SPACE CONSULTANT "We don't know if tomorrow

someone could get lucky and find a clear cut piece of evidence."
VO: IN EAST TEXAS THEY DID FIND ABOUT AN 8 FT SECTION OF THE UNDERSIDE OF THE SHUTTLE COMPLETE WITH HINGES AND HEAT TILES. IF IT TURNS OUT TO BE THE LEFT DOOR OF THE LANDING GEAR, IT COULD BE A BIG BREAK FOR NASA'S INVESTIGATION> THEY ARE ALSO EXAMINING A PIECE OF THE WING THAT WAS FOUND. THEY HAVENT YET DETERMINED IT ITS THE LEFT WING.
VO: AS FOR THE NASA FAMILY, THE PEOPLE WHOSE PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL LIVES ARE TIED TO SPACE... ITS BEEN A TERRIBLE WEEK. ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD WAS BEST FRIENDS WITH COLUMBIA COMMANDER RICK HUSBAND.

-SOT-CHRIS HADFIELD, SHUTTLE ASTRONAUT

our risks are more vivid and higher, but we judge them to be infinitely worthwhile....and I will look forward to flying in space again." -
STAND UP BRIDGE:NASA IS CONFIDENT THE THREE REMAINING SHUTTLES WILL FLY AGAIN...THEY STILL NEED THEM TO EXPAND THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION.

BUT EVENTUALLY NASAS SPACE PROGRAM WILL NEED A MAJOR OVERHAUL. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS HOUSTON.))

[11Yard-Sale]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC-1:17:33]
[GRAPHIC=none]

One person's trash is another man's treasure - and that proved true in Roanoke this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]


The Parks and Recreation Department held the first ever "Giant Indoor Yard Sale" at its facilities on Reserve Avenue.
More than 50 vendors paid a fee of fifteen dollars to set up a table for six hours.
Proceeds from the event benefit the youth scholarship fund.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:38:08]
[IN Q=We help a ]

((LAURIE WOOD/PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT: WE HELP A NUMBER OF CHILDREN EVERY YEAR HERE IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE WHETHER IT IS TO PLAY SOCCER OR TO ATTEND ANY OF CRAFT CLASSES OR OUTDOOR PROGRAMS OUR SOME CAMPS ANY PROGRAM THAT THE SCHOLARSHIP CAN BE USED FOR AND CHILDREN CAN APPLY DIRECTLY HERE AT PARKS AND RECREATION.))
[SUPER=01-Laurie Wood/Parks and Recreation Department;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=parks and recreation]
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[VO-NAT]


This weekend's event was so successful organizers are thinking about holding similar events several times a year.
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[11Flea-Market]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC-1:44:30]
[GRAPHIC=none]

If you missed out on yesterday's yard sale - there are still lots of bargains to be had in Roanoke this weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]


The Roanoke Civic Center hosted the Big Flea Market yesterday and will do so again today.
More than one-thousand vendors and several thousand people are expected for this year's show.
This is the first time in seven years the Big Flea Market has been held at the Civic Center.
It continues today from noon to five.
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[11Rawls]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC-2:06:32]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Recent allegations of spousal abuse didn't keep the crowds away from Lou Rawls this weekend in Salem.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[RUNS=5]
[OUT Q=nat sound]
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[VO-NAT - :20+]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Last Night;]

The jazz and R&B legend appeared with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra at last night's Picnic at the Pops at the Salem Civic Center. Rawls has earned five Grammy wins in a career that has spawned more than 60 albums. Tickets ranged from 10 to 45 dollars for the event. This year, Picnic at the Pops is a series of three concerts hosted by the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
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[Rolling-Stones]


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


The Rolling Stones are lending their voices to protest Global Warming...
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nats]

((nats: Start me up))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=nats]
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[VO-NAT]


Though not generally known for their charity performances, the Stones headlined an environmentalist concert yesterday.
A handful of top-flight celebrities turned out to support the cause, including former President Clinton, teen pop star Christina Aguilera and actress Cameron Diaz.
Admittedly, many came as much for the cause as to hear the music.
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[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up - Two local organizations are aiding each other in the fight against H-I-V and AIDS -
[ANCHOR=Brent]


And -
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[VO-NAT]

He's known for lighting up the concert stage - and now the catwalk. We have a preview of P-Diddy's latest Sean Jean collection coming up.
[Brent ad-lib almanac -- WX PRO]
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[Brent MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to almanac bump] [soft music under]

[Profile-Open]


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

Making a difference. That's what one local woman says she wants to do with her life. Pamela (Err-vin) Irvine is making it happen by keeping food on people's plates.
News 7's Rachel Cannon has this week's Virginia Profile.

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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[VA-Profile]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pamela Irvine/Second Harvest Food Bank; :20]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; :29]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Roanoke.]


(( There's always something to do at the Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank. Working to provide items to about 450 non-profit feeding agencies, efforts by employees and volunteers help fulfill a basic need many people go without.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:08:42]
[IN Q=on an]

((PAMELA IRVINE/SW VA SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK; ON AN AVERAGE THEY CAN SERVE ANY WHERE FROM BETWEEN 25 TO 40-THOUSAND INDIVIDUALS EVERY MONTH AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ILL, ELDERLY, CHILDREN AND DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE. ))
[OUT Q=PEOPLE.]

To do so they collect food from all over the country. As Executive Director, Pamela (Err-vin) Irvine is responsible for keeping this warehouse full and financial donations coming in. She says it's a challenge made even harder by a struggling economy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:07:54]
[IN Q=It means]

((PAMELA IRVINE/SW VA SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK; IT MEANS JUGGLING A LOT OF THINGS IT MEANS THAT YOU ARE HANDED A CHALLENGE THAT ALMOST SEEMS UNREALISTIC AND WITH VERY LITTLE RESOURCES TO ACCOMPLISH IT. ))
[OUT Q=ACCOMPLISH IT.]

Irvine knows how to make things happen. She has been working with non-profits for almost her entire adult life. She also uses her training as a Minister in her daily life and says living the life is as rewarding as preaching it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:08:23]
[IN Q=it's very]

((IT'S VERY REWARDING, YOU WALK AWAY KNOWING THAT YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLES LIVES, THOUSANDS OF THEM, THAT YOU'LL NEVER MEET. ))
[OUT Q=NEVER MEET]

The Second Harvest Food Bank is now on a mission to get the word out about the good it does. They hope people will support them on March 14th at an event Irvine dubs as food, fun and friends. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke.))

[STRAIGHT TO MARYA]

[11AIDS-Awareness]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC-1:09:21]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Two Roanoke organizations are joining forces to fight a fatal disease.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

According to the Council of Community Services in Roanoke, AIDS is the number one killer of African Americans between the ages of 25 and 44. And, with the number of cases on the rise in Roanoke and Southwest Virginia, an educational fair was held in Roanoke yesterday to promote prevention and raise awareness of the problem in the black community.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:06:16]
[IN Q=I think]
[SUPER=01-William Lee/Loudon Ave. Christian Church Pastor;]

((I THINK ANY CHANCE WE CAN GET TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY ON HIV EPIDEMIC THEN WE NEED TO DO THAT AND PERSONALLY I THINK THE CHURCH IS THE MOST POWERFUL VOICE IN THE COMMUNITY THEREFORE THAT'S WHY WE'VE HERE TO MAKE SURE THE CHURCH'S VOICE IS BLENDED WITH THAT OF THE COUNCIL... HIV AIDS. ))
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=HIV AIDS.]
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[VO-NAT]

The H-I-V/S-T-D Resources Program and Loudon Avenue Christian Church organized yesterday's educational fair... which included free H-I-V testing.
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[Health-Review]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Review 2- 1:02:58]
[GRAPHIC=Health Review]

In health review,
Some veterans will NOT be able to enroll in the V-A Health Care System. We'll tell you why.
Plus --a new study could change the way doctors treat scoliosis.
And if you often suffer from dizziness,an inner ear problem could be to blame.
Joy Sutton has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=07-Cynthia Dogan; :14]
[SUPER=01-Angela Reichardt/Physical Therapist; :31]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Greg Riebel/Virginia Orthopaedic; :56]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Lemons/Veterans Administration Medical Center; 1:31]
[RUNS=2:19]
[OUT Q=i'm joy sutton]
[TAPE#=502-10 1:47:09]



((Physical therapy has helped Cynthia Dogan overcome a vestibular problem, a condition of the inner ear. Before therapy she often suffered from dizzy spells.
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[IN Q=You were scared, with mine]

((YOU WERE SCARED, WITH MINE IF I TURNED MY HEAD TOO FAR TO THE RIGHT I WOULD BE INSTANTLY DIZZY AND IT WAS ALWAYS ON MIND THAT I WAS GOING TO HURT MYSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=or someone else]


Some of the symptoms of a vestibular problem include dizziness, nausea, balance problems, or vertigo, a sensation that the room is moving.
(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=Medications can treat these symtoms]

((MEDICATIONS CAN TREAT THESE SYMPTOMS BUT THEY WILL NOT TREAT THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM. IT WILL ALWAYS EXIST UNLESS WE CAN TAKE CARE OF IT THROUGH PHYSICAL THERAPY)) [RUN S 09]
[OUT Q=through therapy]


By using different exercises and position Dogan was able to retrain her brain to not trigger the symptoms. [502-06, 1:27:17]
In other health news, a new study suggests that children with scoliosis can avoid treatment without serious health problems down the line.
(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=The study showed that did not occur]

((THE STUDY SHOWED THAT DID NOT OCCUR UNLESS THE PATIENT HAS A VERY HIGH CURVATURE OVER 80-DEGREES. 80-DEGREES IS ALMOST A RIGHT ANGLE SO THAT'S A VERY HUGE CURVE))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=a very huge curve]


Scoliosis affects children, mainly girls, as they grow. It's caused by an abnormality in the growth plates of the spine.
Doctor Reibel does recommend parents get their children checked regularly for scoliosis. [502-03, 44:23]
And finally in medical news,
A budget shortfall is forcing the V-A Health Care system to make some changes. The patient load has increased so much over the past decade that agency is now limiting who can enroll in the system.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT14:04:44]
[IN Q=So a single veteran]

(( A SINGLE VETERAN WHO HAS AN INCOME IN ACCESS OF 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND DOESN'T FALL UNDER THE HUD ALLOWANCE FOR THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA WHERE THE LIVE WOULD NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR CARE UNLESS THEY HAVE SERVICE CONNECTED CONDITION))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=service connected condition]


In addition, veterans with non-service related ailments are paying higher co-payments.
The director of the Salem V-A says more changes could be on the way because of the increasing demand.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT14:11:06]
[IN Q=The estimated peaking out]

((THE ESTIMATED PEAKING OUT FOR THE VA POPULATION HAS SHIFTED FROM 2005 TO 2010. SO WE'VE GOT TO PLAN HOW WE'RE GOING TO PROVIDE THIS DESERVING POPULATION WITH THE CARE THEY ARE GOING TO NEED))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=are going to need]


That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.
))
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[11Title-IX]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-52 TC-1:46:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Girl Power was the name of the game this weekend. Yesterday was "National Girls and Women Sports day" and to celebrate, several area schools - including Ferrum College - held workshops for young girls.
But as Justin McLeod found out-- what may be good for one group may be bad for another.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wendy Hunt/Ferrum College Athlete; :10 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Whitney DeJarnette/Ferrum College Athlete; :34 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=@justin1; :52]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Black/Franklin Co. High School Basketball Coach; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Vickie Van Kleeck/Ferrum Softball Coach; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Franklin County]

((((NAT SOUND OF COACH AT 23:46))
Women sports have come a long way over the years.
And many say it's all because of Title IX.
[SOT 12:00]
[IN Q=Title IX has]

((WENDY HUNT/ATHLETE: TITLE IX HAS REALLY GIVING WOMEN A BIG CHANCE TO EXPLORE OTHER THINGS THAT MEN GET TO.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=men get to]


That's purpose of Title IX.
It prohibits sex discrimination in programs that receive federal funding.
Since its inception thirty years ago, the number of girls participating in high school sports has risen from 294-thousand to nearly three million.
[SOT 9:53]
[IN Q=My coach told us]

((WHITNEY DEJARNETTE/ATHLETE: MY COACH TOLD US THAT WHEN SHE FIRST WENT TO COLLEGE THERE WAS NO ATHLETICS SO THAT IS WHY SHE BECAME A REF SO I THINK IT'S BECOME A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR FEMALE ATHLETES.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=for female athletes]


It is an opportunity that has recently come under fire.
Some members of a Bush administration advisory commission had recently proposed making sweeping changes to Title IX.


[SOT 25:03]
[IN Q=Critics charge]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: CRITICS CHARGE THAT ROUGHLY 400 MEN'S COLLEGE TEAMS HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED IN THE LAST DECADE OR SO BECAUSE OF TITLE IX. MEN'S WRESTLING TOOK SUCH A HIT THAT RECENTLY THE MEN'S WRESTLING COACHES ASSOCIATION FILED SUIT CLAIMING TITLE IX HAS EVOLVED INTO A QUOTA SYSTEM.))
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[OUT Q=quota system]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF PLAYING))
Some women athletes admit that's unfair.
[SOT 14:12]
[IN Q=I think we need]

((LISA BLACK/COACH: I THINK WE NEED TO EXPAND TO THE PART WHERE IT NOT ONLY HELPS OPPORTUNITIES FOR FEMALES IN SPORTS BUT WE MAYBE WE NEED TO LOOK AT HELPING THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS IN SPORTS.))
[Runs= 11]
[OUT Q=in sports]


In the end, the Commission on Opportunity in Athletics proposed only slight changes to Title IX.
[SOT 9:12]
[IN Q=I think the talk]

((VICKIE VAN KLEECK/COACH: I THINK THE TALK HAS BEEN STARTED, I THINK IT'S A SITUATION THAT WILL CONTINUE TO BE LOOKED AT AND YEAH I DO HAVE SOME CONCERNS ABOUT WHAT MAY HAPPEN DOWN THE ROAD.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=down the road]


It is a road that could be seen as a win for some, and a loss for others.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Franklin County.))


[Sean-John]


[ANCHOR=marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Hip hop and fashion once again merged on the runways for New York fashion week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Sean "P Diddy" Combs hit the runway with his new Fall 2003 Line for Sean John, his hip hop clothing line.
Combs' line has achieved great success since it launched in 1999. (------------) New York City Fashion Week runs until Friday.