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[ANCHOR=Marya]

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[WRITER=jen]
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[VO-NAT]
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[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1; ]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... A car chase in downtown Roanoke injures a policeman.
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And history was made last night as the first woman scores in a Division One football game. we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.

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[Rke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-28 tc 1:10:03]
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A Roanoke City policeman was injured during a car chase downtown last night.
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It came to an end at the corner of 4th Street and Salem Avenue shortly before midnight.
Police say the officer was pursuing a suspect and hit another citizen's car. The passengers of that car were not injured.
But the officer suffered a minor gash to the head.
The suspect he was chasing was caught a block away.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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Another chase overnight in Roanoke County.
Police say in this one, a drunk driver was trying to run from them and hit another motorist.
An officer says he pulled over James Burkholder on the North Electric Road Exit off Interstate 81.
When the officer walked back to his car, Burkholder allegedly sped away.
The officer caught up with him on Lock Haven Road.
He says Burkholder hit another motorist and rolled his car.
A teenage girl who was driving the other car was taken to the hospital.
Burkholder is charged with drunk driving, felony hit and run, reckless driving and trying to elude police.

[11DUI-Checkpoint]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC-03:09]
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Roanoke City police are cracking down on drunk drivers.
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The city has put up a sobriety checkpoint on 13th Street in Southeast. It's an effort to cut down on drinking and driving over the holiday weekend.
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Police are handing out pamphlets about the dangers of drunk driving. This is the first sobriety checkpoint the City of Roanoke has set up in nearly a year.
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[11Bomb-Threat]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-27 tc 1:29:41]
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Officials are still searching for the person who called in a bomb threat to Roanoke College Thursday night.
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Police say an unidentified male caller made the threat just before six o'clock.
It happened 90- minutes before controversial civil rights lawyer Morris Dees was scheduled to speak at the Bast Center.
Officers from campus safety, Salem Police, and State Police conducted a security sweep, which turned up nothing.
The event went on as scheduled.
The Salem Police Department has assigned a detective to investigate the incident.
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The college says it will file charges against the person responsible.

[11Henry-Voting]


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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-30 tc 1:39:51]
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Henry County leaders hope their vote counts when it comes to a new federal mandate.
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The Board of Supervisors heard a presentation this week from the county's electoral board.
By the November 2004 presidential election, Henry County must purchase 80 touch screen computerized voting machines similar to the ones you see here.
A federal grant will pay for 47 machines but the county will then have to buy 53 machines at a total cost of 149-thousand dollars.
Some Supervisors say the county can't afford them because of it's financial problems.
The board voted to send a letter to the area's Congressional delegation asking for more federal help.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[BOTH MICS HOT] Going to school for the first time can be a scary situation for kindergartners. We'll have tips on how to help them cope coming up.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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Things aren't always what they seem - and even towns have a few skeletons in their closets. We'll delve into a creepier side of the past when we visit "Your Hometown" Christiansburg.
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[Health-Review]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Check II tc 2:04:56]
[GRAPHIC=Health Review]

In health review,
Two more people in our region may have contracted the West Nile Virus.
One case involves a man in his 50s from Central Virginia. The other, a woman in her 90s is in the Alleghany health district.
And a new procedure is giving women another permanent birth control option.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Tamera Howell/Carilion New River Valley Medical Center; :11]
[SUPER=07-Gwen Poff; :38]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Evelyn Banks/Lewis-Gale Clinic Pathologist; 1:34]
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Gwen Poff has been on birth control pills for years -- --but now that they've started to affect her blood sure --she's opting for a permanent solution called Essure.
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[SOT5:22, birth control tape]
[IN Q=With this new procedure there]

((WITH THIS NEW PROCEDURE THERE IS NO GENERAL ANESTHESIA REQUIRED. YOU'RE ABLE TO DO THIS WHEN A PATIENT IS SEDATED AND THE PROCEDURE IS DONE WITHOUT ANY INCISION TO THE TUMMY))
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The procedure is done vaginally. A flexible device is placed in each of the fallopian tubes which causes scar tissue to form and block the tubes.
For Poff the procedure took less than 20 minutes --and she will be able to go back to work tomorrow..
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[IN Q=It was no pain I had a little bit]

((IT WAS NO PAIN. I HAD A LITTLE BIT OF CRAMPING AFTER THE SURGERY BUT I HAVE BEEN FINE. I FEEL AS GOOD AS I DID WHEN I CAME IN))
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In other medical news,
The American College of OB-GYN's says a yearly pap smear may no longer be necessary for an increasing number of women -- so it has changed its screening recommendation. The previous guidelines suggested pap smears begin at age 18 or after the first sexual encounter. That's now been changed to 21 or three years after the beginning of sexual activity.
Yearly pap smears are no longer recommend for women over 30, if they've had three consecutive negative tests. After that every two to three years should be enough.
And Women who have had hysterectomies can discontinue the tests after 3 normal results.
Some doctors warn these guidelines should only be used for women in monogamous relationships.
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[IN Q=The biggest factor for developing cervical cancer]

((THE BIGGEST FACTOR FOR DEVELOPING CERVICAL IS MULTIPLE SEXUAL PARTNERS. BUT IT IS A SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE. PEOPLE DON'T LIKE TO SAY THAT BECAUSE IT'S ASSOCIATED WITH HPV WHICH IS TRANSMITTED SEXUALLY))
[OUT Q=which is transmitted sexually]


Women with HPV or other abnormalities should continue with regular screenings.
That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton. ))
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=tco]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... An apartment fire in Taiwan kills at least a dozen people.
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And a Roanoke officer is injured in a car chase overnight.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Taiwan-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
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Officials believe a deadly apartment fire in Taiwan is the work of an arsonist.
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[SUPER=03-Taipei, Taiwan;]


It broke out just before dawn in an eight-story apartment building.
At least 13 people died in the fire.
More than 60 others are injured.
Many of them broke bones while trying to jump off balconies to safety.
Some fell several stories to the ground.
The fire chief says residents heard two people fighting on the sidewalk outside the building shortly before the fire erupted on the ground floor and shot up the main stairway.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-33 tc 35:30]
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A canoeing accident on the James River sent a man to the hospital this weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;]

The Glasgow Lifesaving and Rescue squad received the call yesterday about a man who had broken his leg while canoeing on the river just below Balcony Falls. Rescue units pulled the victim off of the river bank, and took him to a waiting ambulance. The man was taken to Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington. There is no word on his condition.
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[11Bennett-Reward]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-36 tc 11:09]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Officials are getting several new leads in the Stephanie Bennett murder case thanks to a beefed-up reward that's now being offered.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Tuesday]


Last week, her father offered a 100- thousand dollar reward for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.
Since that time, Carmon Bennett says he has received one call and he knows of seven or eight calls made to the Raleigh Police Department.
Bennett says the callers are providing information about people police may want to investigate.
23 year old Stephanie Bennett grew up in Franklin County.
She was murdered in her Raleigh, North Carolina, apartment in May of last year.
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[11Cerxon]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-32 tc 42:04]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


A Henry County company is having trouble with its creditors.
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Cerxon (SERKS-on) is a technology company located in the former DuPont Factory.
The company was recently two months behind in paying its rent and repaying its loans.
After the county attorney sent a letter to company officials, Cerxon paid what it owed for May and June.
But a county spokesperson says Cerxon now owes about 20- thousand dollars for July and August.
Cerxon (SERKS-on) employs 25 people and supplies high-tech components for the automobile, cell phone, and medical industries.
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[11Habitat-Volunteers]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-34 tc 39:44]
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Habitat for Humanity needs a helping hand. The organization has helped build 120 homes in the Roanoke Valley over the past 17 years, but volunteers are still needed to keep a stable foundation.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Much of the money used to build homes in the Valley is raised at the Habitat Store on Patterson Avenue in Roanoke. 90 percent of all the items found inside are donations from private groups or charitable businesses. But a lack of volunteers means that Habitat sometimes can't pick up items that are donated.
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((MARIA WILSON GILMER/HABITAT STORE DIRECTOR-THERE'S BEEN ONE VERY SIZABLE DONATION FROM A LOCAL BUSINESS THAT WE JUST SIMPLY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO PUT TOGETHER THE MANPOWER TO GO GET. AND THEN ON A SMALLER SCALE SMALL ITEMS FROM INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE THAT WANT TO DONATE, BUT THEY JUST CAN'T BRING THEM HERE.))
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The store is not just for Habitat families -- people who are remodeling and looking for a good deal can shop at the store. Profits go back into the Habitat system to help build homes for low income families.
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[11Hidden-Valley]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-31 tc 1:11:43]
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Seniors at one Roanoke County school are ready to make history.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


In its second year of operation, Hidden Valley High School will for the first time have a senior class.
In its first year, the school only housed freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.
Students from the class of 2004 say they are honored to be the school's first graduating class.
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((DYLAN HENDERSON/HIDDEN VALLEY H.S. SENIOR: IT WILL BE SOMETHING I CAN LOOK BACK AND TELL MY KIDS CAUSE I REALLY DON'T PLAN ON MOVING AWAY FROM THE ROANOKE VALLEY, I REALLY LIKE IT HERE AND SO HOPEFULLY MY KIDS COME HERE AND CARRY ON SO IT WILL BE REALLY COOL TO TELL MY KIDS I WAS THE FIRST GRADUATING CLASS FROM HIDDEN VALLEY.))
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The first graduating class means there are more students at Hidden Valley.
Last year, the school had a little over 700 students, this year it has more than a thousand.
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((AMY DIETRICH/HIDDEN VALLEY H.S. SENIOR: THE HALLWAYS ARE HORRIBLE ALREADY. AT CAVE SPRING WE THOUGHT IT WAS BAD LIKE GOING THROUGH AND IT'S PRETTY MUCH THE SAME WAY NOW.))
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For their senior project, students are discussing doing something that will indicate they were the first graduating class.
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[TV-DVD]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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Gone are the days when you needed a VCR or TiVo to record your favorite tv shows.
If you don't mind waiting a while, you can join thousands of consumers who are buying them on DVD.
As Julie Cevene tells us, networks are cashing in on the disk craze.
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[SUPER=04-"24" - Fox; :00]
[SUPER=04-"Alias" - ABC; :11]
[SUPER=01-Scott Hettrick/Variety; :16]
[SUPER=04-"The Simpsons" - Fox; :21]
[SUPER=01-Julie Cevene/Reporting; :37]
[SUPER=01-Steve Feldstein/Fox Marketing and Communications; :54]
[SUPER=04-"ER" - NBC; 1:04]
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(( THE FOX SERIES "24" IS PART OF A GROWING TREND IN TV-LAND. FROM CURRENT HITS, TO OLD CLASSICS, TO UP AND COMERS -- HUNDREDS OF NETWORK SHOWS ARE MAKING THEIR WAY FROM THE TUBE TO DVD.
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It's really fair game for everything from Baretta to Charlie's Angels, whatever, they're buying it. (nats) "ooh, that's good news, isn't it?"
--TRACK-- "THE SIMPSONS -- SEASON ONE" SITS AT THE TOP OF THE SALES LIST ... IN AN INDUSTRY THAT THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER SAYS GROSSED OVER 300-MILLION DOLLARS LAST YEAR. THIS YEAR, THAT NUMBER IS EXPECTED TO BREAK THE BILLION DOLLAR MARK. --standup-- THE TV-DVD TREND STARTED IN 2000 WITH PREMIUM CABLE SHOWS LIKE "SEX AND THE CITY" AND "THE SOPRANOS." THIS YEAR, CLOSE TO 300 SHOWS HAVE ALREADY HIT THE SHELVES ... MANY OF THEM HOPING TO LURE IN CONSUMERS, WITH SPECIAL COMMENTARIES, EXTRA FOOTAGE, AND FANCY PACKAGING.
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disc is very sexy (24) and it becomes the ultimate you decide what you want to watch
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WERE SITTING ON THEIR SHELVES. IN HOLLYWOOD, I'M JULIE CEVENE. )) RCENT OF ALL VIDEO SALES. BUT STUDIO EXECUTIVES DON'T SEEM TO MIND ... IT'S MONEY THEY WOULDN'T HAVE SEEN IF THE SHOWS