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[TAKE ESS 4296 FS] Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... V-DOT is considering two proposals to widen Interstate 81 - But which is the best plan to help southwest [TAKE ESS 4300 FS] Virginia's transportation move forward? Representatives from both sides will be here to discuss their plans -
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And President Bush is meeting with the leaders of Britian and Spain to decide if they should seek a new U-N resolution authorizing war.
we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Logan-Iraq]


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Today's meeting in the Azores between President Bush and the leaders of Great Britain and Spain could spell the end of diplomacy and a march to war.
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From Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., thousands of people rallied for and against war Saturday.
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right. we're on the left, but we're in the right .))
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In Iraq, anti-war protesters flooded the streets, too.
They chanted, "Down with Bush, We Love Saddam."
In the north part of Iraq, it's a different story.
Hundreds of Kurdish refugees are fleeing Iraqi territory, fearing they'll be arrested or killed.
Iraq says its preparations for war are now complete.
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A group gathered in downtown Roanoke this weekend - wanting to "give peace a chance."
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The Plowshare Peace and Justice Center and the Alternatives to War Group held a peace rally in Lee Plaza yesterday.


About fifty people showed up to protest the Bush Administration's war plans.
Organizers will hold a candlelight vigil tonight at seven o-clock at Lee Plaza.
If we go to war, the group also plans to hold a demonstration on the day war is declared.
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The possible war with Iraq and the fear of bioterrorist attacks has many localities preparing for the worst.
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Yesterday, Franklin County held a homeland security forum at the Franklin County High School.
It was a chance for local officials to demonstrate how state and local law enforcement is dealing with the threat of terrorism locally.
Citizens were given information on how to look out for suspicious activities.
They were also encouraged to become actively involved in Neigborhood Watch Programs.
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You've seen one plan to widen Interstate 81 - but there is another proposal on the table. We'll tell you all about that coming up - but first -
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It's only been used three times - but now the C-D-C is activating its emergency operations center in response to a mysterious pneumonia-like illness.
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The federal government's Centers for Disease Control has activated its emergency operations center in response to a pneumonia threat.
It's describing it as a mysterious brand of highly contagious pneumonia that doesn't respond to conventional treatments.
Kristin Cole has the latest.
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That was Kristin Cole reporting.

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In health review,
Lewis-Gale Medical center gives a major donation to Virginia Western.
And we're heading into one of the worst times of year for some allergy sufferers.
Plus --laser hair removal is now an option for more people wanting to get rid of unwanted hair. Joy Sutton has details.
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(( While laser hair removal works best on people with light skin and dark hair --newer laser have made it an option for people with darker skin tones as well.
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((PATIENTS CAN EXPECT ABOUT 80-PERCENT PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL. AGAIN THE LIGHTER THE HAIR THE MORE DIFFICULTY WE WILL HAVE REMOVING THAT HAIR AND THE MORE SESSIONS IT WILL TAKE))
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The process works by eliminating the hair follicle. It does not work on grey or blond hair. The cost can range from a hundred dollars for the chin to nearly 500 dollars a session for the back.
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In other medical news,
Lewis Gale Medical Center plans to give the Virginia Western Community College a million and half dollars in money and services over the next five years.
The medical center says it hopes this gift will make an impact on the nursing shortage in the region.
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((JAMES THWEATT/LEWIS-GALE MEDICAL CTR. CEO; VIRGINIA WESTERN IS THE LOCAL PROVIDER OF THE MAJORITY OF THE HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN THIS COMMUNITY SO WE FELT THAT IT WAS A NATURAL FIT FOR US TO PARTNER WITH THEM))
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The college says this gift will help double the number of students it can accept for its nursing and other allied health programs. [TAPE 03-07 TC 49:00] And finally in health news,
March and April are tree pollen season. But those who are allergic to pollen don't have to suffer there are options.

drugs like claritin, clarinex or allegra can help those who suffer with mild allergies.
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((THAT CLASS OF DRUGS ANTIHISTAMINES ARE HELPFUL THEY TAKE CARE OF ABOUT 50-PERCENT OF THE ALLERGY SYMPTOMS USUALLY BUT YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT THIS IS AN ALLERGIC REACTION IS AN IMMUNO REACTION SO ANTIHISTAMINES ALONE DON'T ALWAYS WORK))
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If you need something stronger nasal steroids can help --but Doctor Fame says allergy shots are the best. The shots teach the body not to fight the pollens.
That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))
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Coming up - Radford can't conquer the Warriors and
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The Bulldogs knock down the Knights. We have highlights from those games just ahead in sports.
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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning......
Crews from the Virginia Department of Forestry are back after helping search for space shuttle Columbia debris.
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Plus, Roanoke is making offenders do hard time by doing hard labor.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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It's been more than a month since Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart in space. And for the past two weeks, a crew from the Virginia Department of Forestry has been helping collect debris from the fallen shuttle.
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The 20- man- crew returned home yesterday from a trip they describe as rewarding but grueling. The group used a grid set up by NASA to search for debris. Roanoke native Seth Miller says the crew worked under tough conditions and should be proud of themselves for sticking it out.
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((WE ARRIVED WITH TWENTY INDIVIDUALS AND WE FLEW BACK WITH TWENTY INDIVIDUALS AND USUALLY ON AN INCIDENT THAT'S AS STRENUOUS AS THAT YOU USUALLY DROP A FEW PEOPLE AND SOME PEOPLE NEED TO BE SHIPPED HOME EARLY.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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((JOHN WILLOUGHBY/DEBRIS SEARCHER: WE WALKED ABOUT 165 MILES TOTAL OUT OF THE TWO WEEKS SO IT WAS AN AVERAGE OF ABOUT 13 MILES A DAY I BELIEVE THROUGH BRIARS, SWAMP LAND, SNAKES, EVERYTHING ELSE.))
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To learn more about the crew's search efforts tune in tonight for News 7 at Eleven.
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A new program in Roanoke is giving new meaning to doing "hard time". Justin McLeod has more on a new program where the sheriff believes the city has nothing to lose and plenty to gain.
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The people you see here have all been convicted of minor crimes. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF WORKING))
They pay their debt to society by spending their weekends in jail.
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((BULL OSBOURNE/JAIL INMATE: THE DIFFERENCE DOING STRAIGHT TIME IS THAT YOU STAY IN THERE AND YOU LOSE YOUR JOB MORE THAN LIKELY AND THE WEEKENDS ARE SUPPOSE TO BE A BENEFIT.)) [Runs06]
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It is a benefit the Sheriff says often meant two days of sitting around and watching tv.
But not anymore.
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((GEORGE McMILLAN/ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF: WE WANTED TO DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE WITH THEM SO WHAT WE'VE DEVELOPED NOW IS WHAT WE REFERRED TO AS THE WEEKENDER WORK PROGRAM.)) [Runs06]
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It is a program that basically means community service. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CLEANING))
Each inmate now spends Saturday and Sunday cleaning up and doing odd jobs around the city.
Since the program began three weeks ago, they've helped clean up Victory Stadium which was recently damaged by flooding.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE CITY OF ROANOKE HAS HAD A SIMILAR PROGRAM DURING THE WEEK FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THAT IS VOLUNTARY, THIS IS MANDATORY AND THE SHERIFF HAS THE POWER TO MAKE IT THAT WAY.)) [Runs12]
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That's because area judges have signed off on the program.
If an inmate refuses to do the work, they must then serve their sentence consecutively at one time.
That means they can no longer spread their sentences out over several weekends.
Some inmates say its unfair.
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((BULL OSBOURNE/JAIL INMATE: THERE IS NOT SUPPOSE TO BE ANY COMMUNITY SERVICE INVOLVED CAUSE THAT'S ACTUALLY A SEPARATE PUNISHMENT.)) [Runs06]
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Sheriff McMillan defends the program saying it only works if inmates are forced to do it.
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((GEORGE McMILLAN/ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF: KEEPING A PERSON IN JAIL COSTS ROUGHLY 50 BUCKS A DAY. MY PREMISES IS WE NEED TO COLLECT SOME OF THE MONEY BACK FROM THE INMATES BY LETTING THEM WORK.)) [Runs11]
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It is work McMillan says saves tax payers money.
It would cost thousands of dollars to pay workers to do what these inmates are doing for free.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.
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A Blacksburg man wants to bring more fun and games to the New River Valley. Joe Baker wants to build an amusement park in Pulaski County based on game shows and board games. Later this month, Baker is scheduled to present his plan to the board of supervisors. He says if Pulaski county doesn't want the park, he'll go to Roanoke or Winchester.


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There was plenty of green AND red, white, and blue yesterday in downtown Roanoke.
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Thousands turned out for the 7th annual St. Patrick's Parade and celtic (kel-tic) festival.
This year's theme was a patriotic one to honor the men and woman who keep us free and safe.
They include military, veterans, police, and fire and rescue personnel.
The parade lasted more than an hour and featured 75 entries this year.
Many who attended showed up wearing green or patriotic colors.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[BOTH MICS HOT] Up next on our newscast Find out how STAR Solutions plans to bridge Interstate 81 to the future -
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and a little later -
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One organization is using fitness to put the fun in fundraising!
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J-J Reddick may not have been able to help pull his former Knights to victory - but
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he was still on the hardwood yesterday - proving that he's one "devil" of a player.
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Getting in shape is helping to shape up an area organization.
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The Roanoke Athletic Club hosted the 19th annual Fitness Challenge marathon yesterday.
77- participants competed in everything from relays to lip synching.
Money raised from this year's event will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Roanoke Valley.
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((ASHLEY BEAMER/ROANOKE ATHLETIC CLUB: THEY OFFER PROGRAMS FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED INNER CITY KIDS BUT THEY ACTUALLY OFFER IT TO ANY CHILDREN, IT'S OPEN TO THEM. IT'S A FIVE DOLLAR MEMBERSHIP PER YEAR TO JOIN, THAT'S IT.))
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Organizers hope to raise nearly 40- thousand dollars.
In its 19- years, the Fitness Challenge has brought in more than a half million dollars for local charities.
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