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Coming up on News 7-
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Vice President Dick Cheney zooms in and out of the Roanoke Valley- We'll hear what his trip was all about-
A crackdown on downloading music-
And one musician passes away after losing the battle with lung cancer.
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[talent=Jean]


Plus teens and tanning beds.. why warnings aren't working.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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((HE THANKED EVERYONE FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND SAID THAT THIS WAS GOING TO BE A TOUGH CAMPAIGN.))
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Some 200- people spend part of the evening alongside Vice President Dick Cheney.
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[Cheney-Visit]


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The private re-election fundraiser took place at a home in Roanoke County. The event was closed to the public and the media... and security was tight. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Newsroom;]

But Teresa Hamilton spoke with a local lawmaker who was there and joins us now with a look at some of what happened. Jean, the fundraiser was held in the Clearbrook community.
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL NEwsroom]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

And, while Cheney's visit was short, it was impressive not only for those who attended the event but those who simply witnessed his arrival.
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[SUPER=01-Bonnie Baker/Neighbor; 17]
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(( The Vice President's plane touched down at the Roanoke Regional Airport this afternoon. A short time later Cheney and his motorcade proceeded down 581 to Route 220... where it arrived at the home of Kent Greenawalt around 5:15.
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((BONNIE BAKER/NEIGHBOR: IT WAS SO EXCITING AND THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD CAME OUT AND WE'VE BEEN WAITING SINCE LAST WEDNESDAY WHEN THE NEWS CAME.)) [runs08]
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Bonnie Baker lives near the home where the fundraiser was held. This evening-- she and her neighbors stood outside hoping for a glimpse of the Vice- President.
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((CHRIS COFFMAN/NEIGHBOR: THIS IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY, SO IT'S REALLY EXCITING FOR ME. )) ((PHYLLIS BILBRO/NEIGHBOR: YES, HE WAVED, HE DEFINITELY WAVED, IT WAS A NICE THAT HE WAVED AND I SUPPORT HIM 100- PERCENT.))
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Congressman Virgil Goode got an even closer glimpse of Cheney. Goode was one of about 200- people who paid a thousand dollars each to attend today's fundraiser.
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((VIRGIL GOODE: I THINK ANYTIME YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT IN THE AREA, IT'S CERTAINLY A SIGNIFICANT OCCASION.)) [runs10]
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Cheney was in town to raise money for the President's re-election campaign. Goode says he talked to those in attendance about the campaign being a tough one-- and also touched on the President's speech to the nation last night.
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(( I GUESS MY VIEW OF WHAT HE SAID WAS THE TERRORISM ATTACKS OF TWO YEARS AGO HAVE CHANGED AND SHAPED THE BUSH/CHENEY ADMINISTRATION PERHAPS MORE THAN ANY OTHER EVENT AND THAT THE EVENT WILL LIKELY ALSO HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON FUTURE PRESIDENTS FOR THE NEAR FUTURE.)) [runs21]
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom]

The Vice President's visit was relatively short.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Newsroom;]

Jean, he left Clearbrook for the airport after mingling with the guests for a little less than an hour and a half.


[Campaign-Reform]


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Fundraising like tonight's dinner is nothing new- but has some fundraising gone too far?
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That's the question before the U-S Supreme Court as it takes up the case of controversial new campaign finance reform.
The court must decide if new laws banning soft money are unconstitutional.
Attorney Ken Starr says the laws hurt grass roots politics.
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((KEN STARR/THERE COMES A POINT YOUR HONOR WHERE CONGRESS GOES TO FAR IN FAILING TO ACCOMMODATE THE STATE INTERESTS.))


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Solicitor General Theodore Olsen defended the law saying it rids the system of political corruption.
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((THE BREAKFASTS THE LUNCHES, THE RECEPTIONS THE DINNERS, THE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF BIG CONTRIBUTIONS.))
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The new laws took effect last year banning parties from using unlimited sometimes big donations not subject to federal caps.
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[Power-Plant]


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[WRITER=tha]
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Plans to build a gas- fired power plant in Henry County have fizzled out. Cogentrix (Co-gen-trix) notified Henry County officials that it's abandoning plans to build a plant in Axton-- citing economic factors. The plant would have created about 40 jobs.

[I-81]


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Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte says the current plans for Interstate 81 could have a devastating impact on Southwest Virginia's economy.
If the tolls needed to finance the project are excessive, Goodlatte warns, businesses will leave the area and take more jobs with them.
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Both Fluor Virginia and Star Solutions have submitted new detailed proposals to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
The proposals include different toll alternatives, but in both cases, Goodlatte says, he believes the fees are too high.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R) SIXTH DISTRICT: AND SOME BUSINESSES IN THE AREA HAVE HUNDREDS OF TRUCKS A DAY, THAT GO INTO THEIR FACILITIES. AT 68 DOLLARS A TRIP, THAT IS FAR TOO EXPENSIVE FOR THEM TO BE WILLING TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT WHAT HAS BEEN A GREAT ECONOMIC VITALITY FOR THIS AREA, THAT IS THE I-81 CORRIDOR.))
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A representative of Fluor Virginia, says his team will continue to refine its proposal in an effort to reduce tolls, and minimize the impact on local drivers.
Goodlatte says the state should step up to the plate with substantial funding, pursue federal funds, and use modest tolls to fill the gap.
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[Knox]


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The racketeering trial of Doctor Cecil Knox got underway in federal court today.
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Ordinarily the first order of business is to pick a jury. But in this case, the lead defendant was called to testify to examine the doctor's mental status. A neurologist testified that Dr. Knox hasn't been able to keep food down or sleep for more than a month.
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((I THINK THERE'S SIGNIFICANT QUESTION AS TO HIS ABILITY TO FULLY PARTICIPATE IN AN ACTIVE MANNER TO HIS BEST ABILITY IN HIS DEFENSE, YES.))
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[VO-NAT]

Doctor Hormel said Knox needs further psychiatric evaluation and treatment. But the judge concluded Knox is "fully, rationally oriented to time, place and circumstances." Judge Sam Wilson proceeded whittling down a jury pool of 200 people to begin the trial which is expected to last six weeks.
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[Holcomb]


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A Giles County minister accused of child molestation now faces more charges. Police arrested Roger Holcomb of the Pembroke Church of God last Wednesday for allegedly molesting a seven-year-old girl. Today, the Sheriff's office filed ELEVEN additional charges against Holcomb. Authorities say Holcomb abused four other juveniles ranging in ages from seven to 13. All of the alleged victims attended his church. Holcomb is being held without bond and will be arraigned next week on all 13-charges.

[Recording-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The music industry is going after people who illegally share music.
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The Recording Industry Association of America today filed 261 lawsuits against people who put music on the internet for sharing-
Many musicians compare illegal music downloads to shoplifting.
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((LARS ULRICH/METALLICA DRUMMER: IF I LET A CAR MECHANIC DOWNLOAD MY MUSIC FOR FREE THEN I WANT HIM TO COME OVER AND FIX MY CAR FOR FREE.))
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The industry blames downloads for a sharp drop in CD sales.
At the same time its filing suit, the group if also offering amnesty to those who admit illegally sharing music.
They won't be sued if they promise not to do it again and delete songs off their computers.
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[Zevon-Obit]


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Musician Warron Zevon sang classic rock tunes like Werewolves of London and Excitable Boy.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The musician passed away at his home in Los Angeles- one year after he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
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((SEND LAWYERS GUNS AND MONEY... MUSIC.. GUITAR PLAYING.))
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[Super=04-November, 2002]


One of his last live performances was on Late Night with Dave Letterman last November.
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((YOU... NAT SOUUND SONG.))
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Warron Zevon was 56 years old.
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Still ahead on News 7-- the effort to build a private all-male military college in the south... and its connection to VMI.
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((JENNIFER DONELAN/CBS NEWS; ))
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((Hey folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - as Kevin Harvick gets a $35 thousand dollar fine and seat in NASCAR's timeout chair. Steve Mason checks in with Matt Schaub who breaks his silence today. The Panthers have a new starting quarterback. And Fleming has a new head basketball coach. All that plus - Hillcats and Yankee baseball news tonight on the Big 7.))

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Indiana's governor is in a drug induced coma tonight after suffering a massive stroke today- and then undergoing brain surgery.
Jennifer Donelan now with more on Governor Frank O'Bannon's condition.
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((INSIDE CHICAGO S NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL THERE WERE PRAYERS ...AS THE STATE OF INDIANA AWAITED WORD ABOUT THEIR LEADER, 73-YEAR OLD GOVERNOR, FRANK O'BANNON. DR. WESLEY YAPOR/NEUROSURGEON: 'THE SURGERY WENT VERY WELL. WE REMOVED BLOOD FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE BRAIN" DOCTORS SAY O'BANNON WAS NEAR DEATH WHEN HE ARRIVED AT THE EMERGENCY ROOM. THEY SAY HE MOST LIKELY SUFFERED A STROKE WHILE IN HIS CHICAGO HOTEL ROOM. "SECONDARY TO THAT IT MAY BE THAT HE FELL BECAUSE SOME OF THE BLOOD WE SAW IS CONSISTENT WITH TRAUMA." O BANNON, IN THE MIDST OF HIS SECOND TERM, HAS RECEIVED YEARLY PHYSICALS, ACCORDING TO A STAFF SPOKESPERSON, WAS AS HEALTHY AS CAN BE. THE NEWS OF HIS SUDDEN COLLAPSE CAME AS A SHOCK IN THE HOOSIER STATE WHERE O BANNON, KNOWN FOR HIS DOWN HOME CHARM, ALSO SERVED AS A STATE SENATOR FOR 18 YEARS AND LT. GOVERNOR FOR 8 YEARS. O BANNON S WIFE JUDY IS BELIEVED TO HAVE FLOWN TO HER HUSBAND S SIDE. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR JOE KERNAN WHO WAS TRAVELLING WITH O'BANNON HAS RETURNED TO INDIANAPOLIS. THE INDIANA CONSTITUTION
ALLOWS FOR A TRANSFER OF POWER IF THE GOVERNOR IS INCAPACITATED. THAT TRANSFER ALSO REQUIRES A RULING BY THE INDIANA SUPREME COURT. DONELAN CLOSE LATEST/IN DRUG-INDUCED COMA ... NEXT TO 24 TO 48 HOURS CRUCIAL))

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The FBI now says it doesn't believe a man acted alone when he robbed a bank and was killed by a bomb attached to his neck.
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It happened August 28th in Pennsylvania- Authorities say pizza delivery man Brian Wells was given instructions by someone to drive to a wooded area.
Authorities also say this man was seen running feverishly out of the woods and across a busy road a short time later.
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((BOB RUDGE/FBI; HE ACCORDING TO A WITNESS WAS ACTUALLY MANEUVERING BETWEEN CARS AND PLACING HIS HANDS ON THE TRUCKS AND HOODS OF VARIOUS VEHICLES TO AVOID GETTING HIT.))
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The FBI also released this sketch of a second man who witnesses say was seen running across the same road some distance away.
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[School-Protest]


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The school year in St. Louis began today, but many students were not in their seats --instead they were pounding the pavement in protest.
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The students and 200 parents marched to the Board of Education and City Hall in protest of what they call hazardous conditions in the schools. They say the closing of 16 schools forces students to walk many miles to class. It is not known how many kids missed class today, but some say they won't return to school until certain demands are met.
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[SMI]


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A V-M-I grad hopes to re-create the traditional Southern military college... the way it was before women were allowed and before courts banned mealtime prayers.
A nonprofit group headed by Michael Guthrie is planning to buy a 450-acre farm in Tennessee and open the Southern Military Institute.
It would be the nation's only private, all-male, four-year military college.
Guthrie says the school will extol the virtues of military discipline and the legacy of General Robert E. Lee.
Guthrie says he hopes to open with a first class of about 30 cadets in the fall of 2004 and eventually grow to about 12-hundred cadets.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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Many teens want that deep, dark tan. But are they ignoring the risks of skin-cancer.
The latest research when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And when modern medicine fails, many turn look for alternatives... even veterinarians.
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[Commercial]

[Teen-Tanning]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Most people know tanning can cause skin cancer- but it doesn't seem to be stopping teenage girls from going for that golden look.
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Researchers say an alarming number of teenager girls are ignoring the risk of skin cancer later for the sake of a good tan now.
A study found that 28 percent of younger white teens have used tanning booths at least three times.
47 percent of older teens- between 18 and 19 tanned that frequently.
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[S-Extra]


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NASCAR fines Harvick, the Hillcats bow out of the playoffs, the Panthers go with, Fleming has a new hoops coach and Steve Mason checks in with Matt Schaub. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/YES; :00]

It was Hideki Matsui bobble head day and he had 3 hits and drove in three runs. He also got a great effort from Mike Mussina who worked seven innings and allowed just three runs and the Yankees win it 9-to-3. Only 88 hundred showed up today at Yankee stadium.
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[S-Harvick]


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NASCAR has lowered the boom on Kevin Harvick for his childish behavior after the Rock and Roll 400 at Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Saturday; :00]

Harvick, known as the California Kid, was hit with a $35 thousand dollar fine tonight and put on probation the rest of the year after hitting Ricky Rudd and Wood Brothers' car after the race. He also was targeted for his use of profanity and actions detrimental to stock car racing. Four of Harvick's crew members also were fined an additional $20 thousand bucks. The best thing NASCAR could have done was simply let Rudd fight him - that would have hurt Harvick way more than the fine.
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[S-Hillcats]


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The Lynchburg Hillcats will not repeat at Carolina League champions. Tonight in Winston-Salem, the Hillcats lost to the Warthogs 3-to-2 and lost the best of five game championship series 3 games to none. The Cats led tonight 2-to-1 heading to the bottom of the 7th, but that's where the Warthogs picked up two more runs to clinch the game and the series.

[S-Panthers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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After coming in and leading the Panthers to a come from behind win over the Jaguars yesterday, Jake Delhomme has been named the starting quarterback for the Panthers game this coming weekend against Tampa Bay. The career backup is taking his promotion over Rodney Peete with a great deal of humility.
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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On Labor Day, UVa made one of the biggest jumps in the polls when they hopped up three spots to number 15. Now one week and one loss later they are completely out of the Top 25. Steve Mason has an update on the 1-and-1 Cavaliers and the latest with quarterback Matt Schaub.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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Right now the Cavs are 7 and a half point favorites against the MAC member. And if you have been paying attention this season - you know that this is not the year to take any team from the Mid American Conference lightly.

[S-Coach]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GRAPHIC=high school hoops]

The William Fleming Colonels named their new boys' head basketball coach this afternoon, and he's no stranger to Fleming or the Roanoke Valley. Mickey Hardy will take over for Rick Hall this winter.
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[SUPER=04-Last Season; :00]

Hardy graduated from Byrd in 1978 and played his college ball at both Ferrum and Virginia Tech under the late Grant Hudson and Charlie Moir. But he has been fortunate to play and coach under a number of outstanding influences.
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Mickey has been an assistant at Fleming for the past 11 years.

[Lizard-Acupuncture]


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Acupuncture has been used for centuries on humans --now one doctor in Singapore is using it on lizards.
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[SUPER=03-Singapore;]

Tirto, a komodo dragon in Singapore, had been refusing to eat because of parasites in his digestive system and a neurological disorder. Tirto's condition was not responding to modern medicine, so one veterinarian turned to traditional Chinese methods -- acupuncture. Thin needles are placed in the lizard's back, legs and mouth twice a week in order to help strengthen Tirto's immune system. The veterinarian reports improvements after only a few treatments. (------------)