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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... Some local reservists on active duty may be reunited with their families in a few weeks.
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And a spectacular air show comes to a crashing halt in England. we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.

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[Iraq-Government]


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Iraq is getting its first taste of self-government since the fall of Saddam.
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A U-S supervised governing council began work this morning.
The 25-member panel is made up of prominent people from across the spectrum of Iraq's political and religious life.
The group has limited powers -- but can appoint ministers and write budgets.
The U-S will still maintain veto power over the council's decisions.
It's the forerunner of a constitutional convention expected to begin work this fall.
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[Africa-Wrap]


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After five days in Africa, President Bush is back at the White House.
But perhaps the largest issue of his trip is unresolved -- he hasn't decided whether to send U-S troops to Liberia.
And now, on his return, he's plagued with new criticisms about the C-I-A and his handling of the war in Iraq.
Jennifer Donelan reports.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Jennifer Donelan/CBS News; 1:04]
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((ENDING HIS FIVE-DAY TOUR OF THE CONTINENT, PRESIDENT BUSH LEFT AFRICA....OFFERING PROMISES OF A BETTER FUTURE ...BUT CONTROVERSY ABOUT A PAST DECISION OVERSHADOWED THE HISTORIC VISIT.
THE PRESIDENT SAID SATURDAY HE STILL HAS FAITH IN HIS INTELLIGENCE CHIEF, WHO TOOK THE BLAME THIS WEEK, FOR A FALSE STATEMENT ABOUT IRAQ'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM..

PRESIDENT BUSH SOT 8:04:03 "I've got confidence in George Tenet, I've

got confidence in the men and women who work at the CIA, and I continue to look forward to working with them as we win this war on terror."
TRYING TO STAY FOCUSED ON HIS MISSION TO AFRICA, THE PRESIDENT, WITH THE FIRST LADY AT HIS SIDE -- PLEDGED AMERICAN HELP IN FIGHTING AIDS AND ENDING INTERNATIONAL CONFLICTS.... INCLUDING THE CONFLICT IN LIBERIA.

SOT - PRESIDENT BUSH 8:42:58 - "We will not allow terrorists to

threaten African peoples or to use Africa as a base to threaten the world."
THE PRESIDENT IS STILL DECIDING WHETHER TO SEND AMERICAN TROOPS INTO LIBERIA - AS PEACEKEEPERS FOR THE WAR-TORN NATION. THE U-S HAS DEPLOYED A TEAM OF MILITARY EXPERTS TO ASSESS THE SITUATION.
GIVEN THE POLITICAL CLIMATE AT HOME...ANY MOVE THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION MAKES WILL BE CLOSELY WATCHED.
JENNIFER DONELAN, CBS NEWS.))


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Some local Army reservists may be heading home soon.
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245 reservists from Southwest and Eastern Virginia were called to Fort Eustis in December. Army officials say they don't want to give false hope, but homecomings for some families could be just weeks away.
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((DON CALDWELL: THERE IS A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY THAT WE WILL SEE MEMBERS OF THE 2174TH SENT HOME ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS BEGINNING IN AUGUST. CLEARLY THERE'S A PUSH BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ARMY TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF MOBILIZED RESERVIST. HOWEVER, THE MISSION IS GOING TO DICTATE WHO, IF ANYBODY, CAN COME HOME.))
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Caldwell says those who have conflicts with their jobs, family problems or college students will be among the first to leave. Congressman Virgil Goode presented "Blue Star Banner flags" to the families of those who are mobilized.
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One group of soldiers already homeward-bound had to make an emergency landing in Virginia Beach.
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The West Virginia Air National Guard plane landed at Oceana Naval Station after hitting turbulence about 60- miles south of the base. Officials say about 20- service-members on board were injured. None of the injuries were life- threatening. The crew was headed home after a four-month stay in Puerto Rico as part of the war against terrorism.
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[Plane-Crash]


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An air show stunt turned deadly in England.
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A vintage Royal Navy aircraft crashed yesterday during a dive, killing its pilot and navigator.
The Firefly went down at a safe distance from spectators.
The plane first went into service in World War Two and continued to be used by the Royal Navy through the 1950s.
Organizers say they followed safety guidelines for the air show.
An investigation of the crash is underway.
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The Greenbrier Valley Airport may lose commercial air service for part of the year. Air Midwest currently provides daily service from the airport to Charlotte. But the airline says without help from the federal government it will stop flying its 19- seat passenger aircraft within 90- days. This would leave the airport without commercial air service between November and April. Air Midwest has applied for assistance from the Federal Aviation Administration.


[Health-Review]


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In health review,
Children are more at risk for a heat illness. And some pet owners are turning to alternative medicine to heal their animals.
Joy Sutton has those stories and more.
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[SUPER=01-Melissa Barnes/Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia; 1:21]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Martha Moses/Eclectic Equine Veterinary Services; 1:49]
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When it's hot and humid outside children are at risk for heat related illness. In fact, children have more of a problem dealing with the heat than adults do.
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[IN Q=Children have a smaller surface area]

((CHILDREN HAVE A SMALLER SURFACE AREA AND THEREFORE THEY AREN'T ABLE TO EVAPORATE AS MUCH SO THEY HAVE A LARGER CHANCE OF HAVING HEAT PROBLEMS, HEAT EXHAUSTION, HEAT STROKE AND THINGS LIKE THAT)) [RUNS13]
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There are warnings signs that indicate a heat related problem. If you child is experiencing dehydration he or she will suffer from dry mouth, thirst and dizziness.
If the conditions escalates to heat exhaustion symptoms include loss of coordination, profuse sweating, and nausea or vomiting.
And with the most serious heat related illness, heat stroke, nausea and vomiting, hot and wet or dry skin, and an increased heat rate are warning signs.
Carilion will be holding a free seminar on this topic and other sports related injuries July 19th
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In other medical news,
A new program is helping families with children with brain injuries find the neccsary resources to cope with a new way of life.
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((IT'S VERY DIFFICULT AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU TO GO. YOU'RE FINE AND FUNCTIONING FAMILY AND ALL OF SUDDEN IT'S LIKE WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO PULL THIS INFORMATION FROM YOU DON'T HAVE A CLUE )) [RUNS13]
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The program has also served as an advocate for families to make sure they have the best care possible for their children.
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[IN Q=We do have the flexibility]

((WE DO HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO HELP THE FAMILIES WHERE THEY NEED THE ASSISTANCE. HELP THE CHILDREN REINTEGRATE INTO THE COMMUNITY. HELP WITH THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND HELP WITH A LOT OF THE TRANSITION SERVICES THAT THESE CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES FACE)) [RUNS15]
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And finally in health news, Peter is getting acupuncture to help him overcome the pain of an injury, that left him barely able to walk. Veterinarian Martha Moses say it works for about 85-percent of horses.
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[IN Q=You're cauing an inflammatory response]

((YOU'RE CAUSING AN INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE. SO THAT CONSTRICTS THE BLOOD VESSEL DOWN FOR ABOUT 15 TO 30 SECONDS AND THAT SENDS IN THE HEALING PROCESSES THAT YOU WOULD HAVE IF YOU INJURED YOURSELF SOME WAY. YOU WOULD GET HISTAMINES, SERATONINS, THE ENDORPHINS FOR PAIN KILLING )) [RUNS16]
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This is Peter's fourth treatment -- but his owner says she noticed a difference after the first.
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((I'M ABLE TO RIDE HIM NOW. I CAN DO TRAILS AND WE'VE BEEN TROTTING AND CANTERING)) [RUNS13]
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That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.
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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... Bedford County is reliving its past this weekend as the town of Liberty.
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And a police chase in Arizona takes a deadly turn killing two bystanders.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Police-Chase]


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A police chase in Arizona ended in the death of two innocent bystanders.
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It happened Saturday when a teenage suspect being chased by police ran a red light and plowed into another car.
Both people inside the car were killed.
The 17-year-old suspect is in the hospital, being treated for minor injuries.
Officers say they were trying to pull him over for running several red lights.
After the accident, they discovered beer in his car.
Officers say he had a blood alcohol content of two-point-oh.
He's charged with the first degree murders of both victims.
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A fatal- shooting in Halifax County may have been an act of self- defense. Investigators say 54- year old Ricky Shelton Morris died after being shot in the head by his son.
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[Take Halifax Map FS] The shooting happened at a home in the Alton section of Halifax county around 10- thirty Friday night. Authorities say Morris was shot by his son, Paul, during an apparent domestic dispute.
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Witnesses told investigators the elder Morris had been drinking and abusive when he raised a weapon and was shot by his son.

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Blood donations have risen slightly but the Red Cross says it's not enough.
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Last week the American Red Cross issued an emergency appeal for blood donors, but many chairs remain empty. The Appalachian Region serves 43 counties and 37 hospitals and is not able to meet the needs of those hospitals. Instead, collections are averaging 85- percent of normal needs.
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((BOB LUTJEN/APPALACHIAN REGIONAL BLOOD SERVICES: WE ARE LOOKING AT A CONSIDERABLE DIFFERENCE IN WHAT THE ACTUAL NEEDS ARE AND THE ACTUAL NEEDS TO SUPPORT THE HOSPITAL PATIENTS. THIS REGION NEEDS TO COLLECT ABOUT 300 PINTS EVERY DAY JUST TO MEET OUR REGULAR ROUTINE NEEDS FOR SURGERY, CANCER AND REGULAR HOSPITAL PATIENTS.))
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The region is now down to a one- day- supply of most blood types. Lutjen (Lou-chin) says the summer is usually a slow time for donations because so many people vacation, but the need for blood has NOT decreased. Donations sites are open daily across the region.
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[take FS 4055] To find out where those locations are call the Red Cross at 1-800- GIVE- LIFE.
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The U-S-S Ronald Reagan was officially commissioned in Norfolk this weekend.
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It is the first aircraft
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carrier to be named after a living president.
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Vice President Dick Cheney spoke at the ceremony, saying today's Navy is a monument to the former president's vision of the military. Former first lady, Nancy Reagan gave the traditional first order.
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((I ONLY HAVE ONE LINE. MAN THE SHIP AND BRING HER ALIVE. AYE AYE MA'AM.))
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With that, thousands of sailors took their positions on board. The Ronald Reagan is the ninth Nimitz Class aircraft carrier and will be based in San Diego as a part of the Pacific Fleet. Nimitz class carriers are the largest warships in the world and can go twenty years before refueling.
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[AM-Living-Liberty]


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[TAKE LIBERTY FS CAVE MONITOR]
The city of Bedford has seen plenty of triumph and tragedy over it's hundreds of years of existence. This weekend, visitors are reliving a time in the area's history that set the tone for present day.
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Jennifer Wishon joins us now with more on the city's rich war heritage that existed long before it was called Bedford.
That's right Marya. In the late 1700's the area we know as Bedford was called Liberty..
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Like many conflicts that would follow, the town produced a number of battery units during the Civil War.
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And it's that era of Liberty's history that's being re- created this weekend.
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((SCOTT SMITH/BEDFORD MAIN STREET, INC: THE MILITARY ENCAMPMENT IS GOING TO BE OPEN AND THE AVENEL PLANTATION HOUSE WILL BE THERE AS WELL. WE'RE GONNA HAVE A PERIOD WORSHIP SERVICE THAT'S AT 10:30 SUNDAY MORNING WHICH SHOULD BE REALLY NEAT AT OUR HISTORIC MEETING HOUSE. THE MUSEUM WILL BE OPEN FOR MOST OF THE DAY.))
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Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Porter Alexander will also be on hand with plenty of first hand knowledge about Liberty's finest.
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((JAY VOGEL/"GEN. E. PORTER ALEXANDER": HE COMMANDED TWO BATTERIES OF MUNITIONS FELL UNDER HIM IN FREDERICKSBURG AND THEN LATER ON IN GETTYSBURG AND THAT WAS BEDFORD LIGHT ARTILLERY AND PARKER'S BATTERY AND HE HAD GREAT RESPECT FOR THEM AS ARTILLERIST AND FOR THEIR DEDICATION TO THE CAUSE.))
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The Bedford City- County museum is hoping you'll be dedicated to their cause of preservation. The restoration of this War of 1812 uniform will cost an estimated 5- thousand dollars.
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The event was organized by Bedford Main Street Incorporated. The groups purpose is to help restore and revitalize the area now known as Bedford.
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Marya - the group wants people to realize that although Bedford may not be a bustling city, it is unique and offers just as much in its own way.

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[BOTH MICS HOT] Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning, Meet a Roanoke politician who's keeping his childhood dreams alive...
[ANCHOR=Brent]
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And - are women's sports hurting men's athletic programs in schools or is that just an excuse officials are using to put even more money on the mens teams. That story is coming up.
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Successful people are often possessed by a passion for something completely unrelated to their life's work. In this week's Virginia Profile, Keith Humphry reveals a little-known facet in the life of one WELL-known public figure.

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[Bev-Profile]


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(( You know Bev Fitzpatrick. Former banker and vice mayor, now a V-P at Ferrum College. Once and again on Roanoke city councilman. What you may NOT know is that this prominent public figure leads a secret life ....as a bus driver. His "driving" passion comes naturally. Though his Dad was a judge, one of the men on his mother's side sold buses, others ran the first bus franchise between New York and Miami. [18:29:45] ((SO I DO THINK IT'S A GENETIC PROBLEM.))
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Fitzpatrick is more than a commercial bus DRIVER. He's assembled a small fleet of antique buses. In addition to everything else Bev Fitzpatrick is, he's the President of Commonwealth Coach and Trolley. He hopes to make it a museum of Virginia's transit heritage. [18:32:15] ((THE 47 IS A MACK MADE IN ALLENTOWN PENNSYLVANIA.))
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[18:32:44] ((AND THAT MACK WAS FOUND IN A FIELD IN BEDFORD COUNTY. UNFORTUNATELY IT WENT DOWN THE RIVER IN THE FLOOD OF '85, SO THE MOTOR'S CRACKED. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF WORK TO DO ON THAT ONE (:09) THE '58 WE FOUND IN A FIELD IN FLOYD COUNTY AND HASN'T BEEN STARTED, WE THINK, IN MORE THAN 20 YEARS. IF EVERYTHING WORKS OUT, WE MAY TRY TO START IT THIS COMING WEEKEND.))
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The 1958 G-M-C been out of service since 1976, but some of the lights still work. It still has the signs & seats inside. Fitzpatrick also dreams of restoring Roanoke's trolley system ...and now that he's back on city council, he might just be able to make it happen. [18:42:50] ((THEY HAD THAT THING AT CAMPBELL AND JEFFERSON WHERE EACH TRACK COULD GO TO ANY OTHER TRACK. APPARENTLY THERE WERE VERY FEW OF THOSE IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY. (:07) I WISH WE HAD LEFT IT, BECAUSE IT WOULD BE A WONDERFUL ARTIFACT TODAY. BUT, OF COURSE, LIKE ANYTHING ELSE, "GET RID OF IT. WE DON'T NEED IT."))
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Bev says while his wife "tolerates" his obsession, their son, B-T, shares it. [18:36:20] ((HE FOUND OUT I'D BEEN ASKED TO GO BACK ON CITY COUNCIL, AND HE SAID: "DAD, IF YOU DO THIS, YOU CAN'T PLAY BUSES ANYMORE." AND I SAID, "OH, YES I CAN." I COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT THE FIRST TIME. BUT I THINK I'VE LEARNED ENOUGH ABOUT ME TO KNOW THAT HAVING SOMETHING THAT'S A PASSION AND ENJOYING IT AND WORKING IN IT MAKES YOU STRONGER AND MORE BALANCED IN A MULTITUDE OF OTHERS WAYS.))
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[Title-IX]


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Title Nine has raised women's participation in sports significantly.
But critics say it's come at a heavy price -- resulting in the elimination of hundreds of men's teams in sports like wrestling, tennis, lacrosse and track.
Jane Clayson has more.
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[SUPER=01-Donna de Varona/Women's Sports Foundation; :00]
[SUPER=01-Eric Pearson/College Sports Council; :34]
[SUPER=01-Jane Clayson/CBS News; 1:29]
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(((NATSOT) "I was very, very happy.."


TRACK: Title IX advocates point to a surge in women's participation in sports over the past 30 years: 400% in colleges and 800% in high schools.

((SOT- DONNA DE VARONA, WOMEN'S SPORTS FOUNDATION)) -"Yes, because you

realize how far we've come and how we've had to fight every year, there's always a chllenge to Title IX - either in the Congress or in the courts."
But some coaches contend that success for women has come at price: the demise of hundreds of men's teams in sports like wrestling, tennis, gymnastics and track.

((SOT/ERIC PEARSON, COLLEGE SPORTS COUNCIL)) "We're very concerned that

we're going to see programs eliminated and athletes cut from from squads just to meet this unreasonable gender quota.
((GRAPHIC - Letter, Logo, ))
In it's letter yesterday, the Department of Education did advise schools and colleges that the government would not "...require or encourage an institution to eliminate athletic teams."
But advocates of preserving the law say bloated budgets for big ticket sports like football and -basketball are the real reason schools drop less popular sports.

(SOT- DONNA DE VARONA): "80% those programs bring in revenue, but not

a profit. So where are they going to cut? They're going to cut men's minor sports and women's minor sports. JANE: DID THE ADMINISTRATION DO AN ABOUT FACE ON THIS? (DD) I think they did - bottom line they did, I think they thought there was room to change guidelines... but got message from the leadership and the sports community that this wasn't the way to deal with the issue...))
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