[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

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


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1; ]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... Faulty landing gear forces a small plane to make a crash landing in Roanoke.
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And, the Hokies crush the Orangemen on the eve of another possible A-C-C expansion. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[11Airplane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC-31:01]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]

A pilot took off from Roanoke Regional Airport yesterday headed for Connecticut, but says he had to turn back when his equipment failed.
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[VO-NAT - :11]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;]

Officials are conducting their own investigation into why the plane crashed, but the pilot - 56 year old Robert Kennedy of Hardy - told them he was having mechanical and electrical problems.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=From what we can]

((JOHN MCCLENDON: FROM WHAT WE CAN TELL THE INDIVIDUAL WAS MAKING AN APPROACH INTO THE RUNWAY AND UPON LANDING HIS PROP IMPACTED THE RUNWAY AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED.))
[SUPER=01-John McClendon/Airport Operations Director;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=nose gear collapsed]
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[VO-NAT - :26+]

Officials say Kennedy purchased the Lance Air 320 Experimental plane two months ago and that it's self-maintained. Kennedy told investigators he'd been in Roanoke for a few days working on his plane and was headed to New London, Connecticut. There were no passengers. At least four flights in and out of the airport were delayed because of the accident. One flight was diverted to Washington D-C, and another was diverted to West Virginia.
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[Iraq]


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


A deadly explosion rocked a Baghdad hotel used by U-S security personnel this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


Witnesses say they saw two cars explode on a street outside the Baghdad Hotel.
Early reports indicate that at least 14 people are dead.
The hotel is believed to be a headquarters for the Central Intelligence Agency in Iraq.
Ambulances and U-S helicopters rushed to the scene.
This is the latest in a series of attacks aimed at Western targets in Iraq.
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[11Lynchburg-Pride]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-38 TC-45:49]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Hundreds are coming out in Lynchburg this weekend to celebrate diversity and their sexuality. It's the second year Soulforce has rallied in the Hill City. But Jennifer Wishon reports, the event isn't without forceful opposition.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Laura Montgomery Rutt/Soulforce; :19]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; :27]
[SUPER=01-Mel White/Soulforce Founder; :38]
[SUPER=01-Ronald Brock/Protestor; :52]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Murch/Preacher; 1:15 ]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Lynchburg.]
(((///// SOT /////)

((NATS OF MARCH)) Members of Soulforce and other religious and civil rights organizations walked down Rivermont Avenue in Lynchburg Saturday to promote gay awareness in the Hill City and celebrate their sexuality.
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[SOT 2:46:00]
[IN Q=We are here to]

((LAURA MONTGOMERY RUTT: WE ARE HERE TO PROCLAIM THAT GOD LOVES GAY, LESBIAN, BI- SEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PEOPLE JUST AS THEY ARE AND WE ARE WORKING TO ENSURE CIVIL RIGHTS AND TO GET PEOPLE TO COME OUT AND CELEBRATE WHO THEY ARE.))
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[OUT Q=who they are]
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[SOT 3:13:40]
[IN Q=Many of the]

((JENNIFER WISHON: MANY OF THE WEEKEND'S ACTIVITIES FOCUS UPON GAY AND LESBIAN FAMILIES. SOULFORCE OFFICIALS ARE HOPING TO SHOW THE PUBLIC THAT IT'S NOT THE STRUCTURE OF THE FAMILY THAT MATTERS. BUT RATHER THE LOVE THAT BINDS THEM TOGETHER.))
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[OUT Q=binds them together]
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[SOT 3:06:58]
[IN Q=Jerry Falwell and]

((MEL WHITE: JERRY FALWELL AND THE OTHERS SAY WE ARE A THREAT TO THE FAMILY. IN FACT, WE ARE A PART OF THE AMERICAN FAMILY AND WE HAVE LOVING FAMILIES OF OUR OWN.))
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[OUT Q=families of our own]

Ronald Brock followed the crowd in this vehicle to make it clear that he disagrees.
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[SOT 2:53:43]
[IN Q=Four thousand years]

((RONALD BROCK: FOUR THOUSAND YEARS AND WE HAVE TO DEFINE MARRIAGE AS ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN. IT'S NEVER HAD TO BE DEFINED BEFORE.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=be defined before]

Brock is referring to the Federal Marriage Amendment, which was introduced to define marriage as a union between a man and woman only. The proposed amendment has been referred to the judiciary committee, but for Bruce Murch, legislation isn't necessary.

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[SOT 03:00:33]
[IN Q=Marriage is not]

((BRUCE MURCH/PREACHER: MARRIAGE IS NOT A STATE FUNCTION, MARRIAGE IS A FUNCTION OF THE CHURCH.))
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[OUT Q=function of the church]
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[SOT 2:51:11]
[IN Q=We are marching]

((MUSIC: WE ARE MARCHING IN THE LIGHT OF GOD.))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=light of God]

Members of Soulforce say being gay in Central Virginia is hard enough without discriminatory legislation.
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[SOT 2:46:47]
[IN Q=We believe that]

((LAURA MONTGOMERY RUTT: WE BELIEVE THAT LYNCHBURG IS A REALLY ROUGH PLACE TO COME OUT AS GAY, LESBIAN, BI-SEXUAL OR TRANSGENDER. THERE'S A LOT OF OBSTACLES THAT ARE FACED HERE BY GAY PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=here by gay people]

Sunday the group plans to bless same sex couples and families outside Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Lynchburg.))

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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up - it's our first anniversary of Your Hometown. See some of the towns that made their mark coming up.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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[VO-NAT]

The curse of the Bambino may be a myth, but the bitterness between Boston and the Yanks came to a head yesterday. That story's coming up in sports.
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[Break #1]



[Health-Review]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=HR 4 TC 11:15]
[GRAPHIC=Health Review]


In health review,
Carilion announces its plan to make major changes to Roanoke Memorial and Community Hospitals.
And a local golf tourament for breast cancer awareness is one of the largest in the nation.
Joy Sutton has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For two consecutive years]
[SUPER=01-Susie Parrish/Rally for a Cure Organizer; :12]
[SUPER=01-Judy Simmons/Rally For a Cure Organizer; :45]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Agee/Chief Operating Officer; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Carole Seavor/College President; 1:43]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 2:01]
[RUNS=2:11]
[OUT Q=I'm Joy Sutton]


(( For two consecutive years, the Rally For a Cure Golf tournament held at Smith Moutain Lake has been the largest held nationwide to help the Susan G. Komen foundation. The foundation supports breast cancer research.
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[SOT4:26]
[IN Q=I personally was only 39]

((I PERSONALLY WAS ONLY 39 THE FIRST TIME I HAD BREAST CANCER. WHAT WE'VE DONE IN BETWEEN THAT TIME AND WHEN I WAS DIAGNOSED A 2ND TIME IS REMARKABLE. SO I REALLY THINK THAT IF WE GIVE A LITTLE BIT MORE WE'RE MORE GOING TO FIND A CURE. OR WE'RE GOING TO KEEP FINDING DRUGS THAT ARE GOING TO HELP US STAY ALIVE)) [RUNS17]
The tournament started 8 years ago with only 30 women golfer --this year 204 men and women took the green.
Organizers say the tournament is also an opportunity to remind people about the importance of early detection.
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[SOT 6:30]
[IN Q=Nobody thinks it will happen to them. ]

((NOBODY THINKS IT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM. IT'S A SURPRISE TO EVERY SINGLE WOMEN. I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL THAT OCTOBER IS AWARENESS MONTH. YOU CAN REMIND PEOPLE. AND THIS RALLY IS A GREAT WAY TO REMIND PEOPLE. IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE IT YET GO GET YOUR MAMMOGRAM )) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=and get your mammogram]
[TAPE#=503-02 TC-7:38]


In other medical news, Carilion announces a three year plan to expand Roanoke Memorial hospital to house all in-patient services, and turn Community hospital into a health care training center.
Carilion says the plan will save close to 5 million dollars a year in operating expenses, while improving the quality of care.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're putting all of our services]

((WE'RE PUTTING ALL OF OUR SERVICE TOGETHER IN A VERY HIGH TECH, NEW BUILDING , BUT A BUILDING THAT PAYS ATTENTION TO THE NEEDS OF THE PATIENTS, THAT'S WARM IN A HEALING ENVIRONMENT, DESIGNED AND THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME, DESIGNED BY OUR STAFF AND OUR PHSYCIANS TO BE THE KIND OF PLACE THEY WANT TO WORK IN AND LIVE IN SO TO SPEAK WHILE THEY'RE CARING FOR PATIENTS.)) [RUNS22]
[OUT Q=while they're caring for patients.]
[TAPE#=503-02 48:28]


The plan will affect the Jefferson College of Health Science which will relocate to Community hospital.
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[SOT15:01:29]
[IN Q=It just opens up some much more]

((CAROL SEAVOR/PRESIDENT: IT JUST OPENS UP THE POSSIBILITY OF SO MUCH MORE SPACE AND HAVING A MODERN BUILDING THAT WILL BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY. THAT WILL ENABLE US TO BRING IN MORE STUDENTS TO GROW OUR PROGRAMS, TO GROW OUR FACULTY)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=to grow our faculty]


In fact, the College hopes relocating will make it possible to double the student body --and offer for the first time Master's level programs.
That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))
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[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...... Service at Roanoke Regional Airport was at a standstill for hours last night after a small plane made a crash landing on the runway.
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And the first day into an attempt to separate conjoined twins in Texas appears to be a success.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Conjoined-Twins]


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


Surgeons separating conjoined twins say its going well, but they still have a long way to go.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX;]


Doctors in Dallas are trying to separate two-year-old Egyptian boys joined at the head.
Both are said to be in stable condition.
The surgery is complicated and the risks are high: One or both boys may die, and even if they survive, some brain damage is possible.
A team of nearly 60 is helping with the surgery.
It could last up to four days.
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[11Medicare-Caps]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC-1:43:25]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


Some Medicare patients will soon have to cough up their own money for health services.
That's because of a new financial cap that will limit their access to rehabilitative care.
Donald Graham explains.
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[SOT- ]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND 3 SEC]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gladis Ellen Lehman/Fibromyalgia Patient; :19]
[SUPER=01-Kim Simms/Physical Therapist; :42]
[SUPER=01-Donald Graham/Reporting; 1:09]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=DG, News 7, Salem]

(( ((3 seconds of Gladis in pool. TC --)) Gladis Lehman is a fibromyalgia patient. She's been using physical therapy for two months now and says Medicare will only pay for another month of treatment. After that, she'll at least be able to work out a deal with Heartland Rehab to only pay 35 dollars a month.
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[SOT 02:02:49]
[IN Q=WE'LL JUST HAVE ]

((WE'LL JUST HAVE TO DO WITHOUT SOMETHING ELSE IF I HAVE TO CONTINUE TO DO IT.))
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[OUT Q=TO DO IT]

Starting September first, Medicare only pays 1, 590 dollars for speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. According to Gladys' therapist, a patient with an ailment like fibromyalgia, stroke, or traumatic brain injury could spend that money quickly.
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[SOT 01:20:50]
[IN Q=if it's more complicated ]

((IF IT'S MORE COMPLICATED SUCH AS A STROKE, MAYBE MORE INVOLVED ARTHRITIS WITH MULTIPLE JOINTS INVOLVED THEN THOSE INDIVIDUALS WILL MOST LIKELY REACH THAT CAP WITHIN A THREE MONTH PERIOD OF TIME.))
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[OUT Q=period of time]

Physical and speech therapy are combined under the same cap, making things even harder if someone is being treated for a stroke or other brain injury, which can result in months of both types of therapy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THE CAP APPLIES TO ALL ]

((STAND UP-- THE CAP APPLIES TO ALL OUTPATIENT THERAPY PROGRAMS EXCEPT THOSE PERFORMED IN A HOSPITAL. SO A MEDICARE PLAN B PATIENT COULD USE A HOSPITAL THERAPIST AND RECIEVE UNLIMITED TREATMENT. BUT THAT COULD CREATE PROBLEMS FOR SOME PATIENTS.))
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[OUT Q=FOR SOME PATIENTS]
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[SOT 01:31:26]
[IN Q=IN OUR RURAL ]

((IN OUR RURAL COMMUNITY NOT ALL PATIENTS ARE ABLE TO DO THAT READILY BECAUSE THEY MAY HAVE TO TRAVEL A LONG DISTANCE TO GET TO A HOSPITAL WHERE THEY DON'T HAVE TO TRAVEL TO SEE THEIR OUTPATIENT THERAPIST.))
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[OUT Q=OUTPATIENT THERAPIST]

The cap was established in 19-97, but has been under a moratorium for years. There are currently bills in both the Senate and House to abolish the caps entirely, but for now, Gladis says she will have to deal with her fibromyalgia any way she can.
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[SOT 02:03:01]
[IN Q=WELL I'M VERY ]

((WELL I'M VERY THANKFUL FOR WHAT MEDICARE HAS PAID. AND IT'S HELPED ME. I CAN CONTINUE DO A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT I'VE LEARNED ON MY OWN))
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[OUT Q=LEARNED ON MY OWN]

Donald Graham, News 7, Salem.))




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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC-1:37:52]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Campbell County church is being resurrected after a tornado destroyed it more than a year ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;]

The foundation was poured for a new Lawyers Road Missionary Baptist Church two weeks ago and the structure already has four walls and a roof. It's being constructed entirely by volunteers with supplies that were donated by area businesses and residents. The church's pastor says the experience has been a blessing.
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[SOT 13:22:11]
[IN Q=That tornado was]

((REV. CARLTON JOHNSON/LAWYERS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: THAT TORNADO WAS PREORDAINED. IT DESTROYED THE OLD AND IS GIVING US THE NEW. WE HAVE A NEW NAME AND A NEW LOCATION, WE HAVE A NEW MINISTRY AND ALL THE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO COME AND SO YEAH, GOD DID IT.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Carlton Johnson/Lawyers Missionary Baptist Church;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=yeah, God did it]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./April 2002;]

This is what the church looked like last April after a tornado leveled it. The congregation has been worshiping with Timberlake United Methodist Church since then. With "love in action" as their motto, builders hope to complete construction on the new facility by Spring.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up - Want to get up to speed with some of NASCAR's finest? Your chance is coming up.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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[VO-NAT]


the Cavs try to take a bite out of the Tigers. Highlights are coming up in sports.
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[Lottery] [Break]

[Sunday-Shapeup]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=SSU tc 1:44:32]
[GRAPHIC=Sunday Shapeup]

Brent's learning how to take time and relax
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[take ssu FS 9010essC] on today's Sunday Shapeup.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This morning on]
[SUPER=01-Ashley Beamer/Roanoke Athletic Club; ]
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[OUT Q=Sunday morning right after this]


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