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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... NASA is getting the *opportunity* to look at Mars in a whole new light...

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The chances of an Augusta County man voluntarily pumping water out of his pond are going down the drain. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California are ecstatic over the first images from ``Opportunity'' -- the second Mars rover now down safely. It's a totally different landscape from that shown by ``Spirit'' which scientists continue to troubleshoot for a hardware glitch. CBS' Dave Browde (B-rowdy) has the latest.
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((The first dramatic pictures from the area on Mars known as the Meridiani Planum have NASA scientists celebrating again.
The images show an area which is now dry but was selected because it features a mineral called hematite, which on Earth typically forms in environments rich in water. The pictures began arriving just hours after opportunity landed on Mars.
Controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab exploded with seven months of pent up celebration after each report that Opportunity had passed a critical milestone on the touchdown checklist.
Then confirmation that, for the second time in three weeks, they'd managed a safe landing more than 100 million miles from Earth:
NATS: We're on Mars everybody!

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((o'keefe: To the Mars exploration rover team: The best in the world!))
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As NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe toasted the scientists they weren't just celebrating Opportunity's successful landing. They've been struggling to fix Spirit, the first of the twin rovers to land on Mars...

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((weiler: We reseurrected one rover and saw the birth of another today.))
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Even with spirit on the mend, controllers say it may take three weeks to get it rolling again - performing its half of the exploration for signs that mars at one point had water - and may have been capable of sustaining life. Now, with the Opportunity spacecraft safely down on the other side of Mars the scientists will get a second view - from an area with very different geological features. Dave Browde, CBS News, New York.))


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The owner of a potentially dangerous dam in Augusta County is wavering on his decision to drain his pond.
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Yesterday, state officials warned the dam could fail on the next rainfall because a section has eroded. The owner of the property told authorities Friday he would drain the pond this weekend, but yesterday said he had NOT started, and had no intention of doing so. State officials say they DO have the authority to drain the pond themselves, if there is an imminent danger to life or property. 8 families live below the 4-acre pond, and have been advised to evacuate the area.
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Traffic is once again flowing through the Chesapeake Bay tunnel after a Barge ramed into it.
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Motorists were stuck in traffic for nearly a half-hour last night after a barge pulled by a tugboat collided with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Investigators say it looks as if the tug and the barge separated causing the barge to go out of control. Initial reports say two-people suffered minor injuries when a crain fell onto the tug. Those people were treated and released.
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The American Red Cross is hoping for a few drops in its donation relief fund bucket.
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The Roanoke Valley chapter says its disaster relief fund has suffered a significant drop as a result of recent fires in the area. The fund is used to assist fire and other disaster victims with food, clothing and shelter. Officials say they used more than three-thousand dollars last week alone, but say money isn't their main concern.
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((AMY WHITTAKER/ROANOKE VALLEY RED CROSS: DISASTER PREPAREDNESS IS ONE CAUSE THAT THE RED CROSS HAS ALWAYS CHAMPIONED. WE'VE ALWAYS ENCOURAGED FOLKS TO BE PREPARED FOR A FIRE FLOOD OR HURRICANE, OR UNFORTUNATELY A TERRORIST ACT. SO WE'VE ALWAYS ENCOURAGED FOLKS TO HAVE A DISASTER PLAN IN PLACE.))
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Whittaker says checking the batteries in their smoke detectors is another small safety precaution that many people often forget.
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Getting "in shape" for life is more than just losing weight. We'll talk about total body health after the break.
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and later - cleaner waterways will soon be flowing through the Roanoke Valley - at least that's the idea behind a new program. But first, here's a look at your almanac.
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In health review,
Is weight training safe for kids?
A warning on over-the-counter pain killers.
And you can help find a cure for cancer.
Plus -- he's an 82 year old doctor with no plans to retire.
Joy Sutton has details.
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Doctor Robert Keeley has made history more than a few times in his 50 years as a physician in the Roanoke Valley.
From his early beginnings at Jefferson Hospital --to becoming one of the founders of Community Hospital and the Jefferson Surgical Clinic.
Not to mention, 7 of his 15 of his children are in the medical field.
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((I THINK ALL OF US IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION ARE IN IT FOR ONE REASON AND THAT'S TO HELP PEOPLE AND I'VE INFLUENCED THEM TO DO THAT THAT'S GREAT BUT I DIDN'T TRY TO INFLUENCE THEM))
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For his contributions to the Roanoke Valley Keeley is this year's recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the Roanoke Valley Academy of Medicine.
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In other medical news,
Over-dosing on over-the-counter pain killers may be easier than you realize. Pharmacist Jim Roberts there are hundreds of medications including prescriptions that have the same main ingredient.
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((YOU HAVE LIVER FAILURE WITH TOO MUCH OF THE TYLENOL COMBINATION STUFF WITH ALCOHOL. YOU HAVE KIDNEY FAILURE IF YOU TAKE TOO MUCH ALEVE OR IBUPROFEN))
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That's why the FDA has launched a campaign to warn consumers about the potential health risks.
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How young is too young for weight training? YMCA Health and & Wellness Director Sara Chappell says it's safe for kids as young as 7 years old.
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And if you're child is overweight -- Chappell says there have been several studies showing weight training can aid in
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And finally in health news, if you own a computer and have Internet access you could help find a cure for cancer by becoming part of a research grid.
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((BASICALLY WHAT IT DOES IS IT ALLOWS THEM TO TEST OUT VARIOUS DRUGS AGAINST THE DISEASE AND DETERMINE WHAT TYPES OF EFFECTS THEY'LL HAVE AGAINST THE DISEASE WITHOUT HAVING TO PERFORM HUMAN TESTS ))
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All you have to do is download the software from the project web site --and your computer does the rest -- testing various molecules that could be potential cancer drugs.
You can find a link to the project web site on our web page.
That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.

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Scientists at NASA have something to cheer about - *this* after the first pictures from the Mars rover, "Opportunity" are received. Just hours after landing, Opportunity began sending back the first black and white pictures that show a very different Martian surface from where the previous rover - the "Spirit" landed. CBS' Sharon Chin has the story.

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Roanoke County Police and the F-B-I are asking for your help in finding a bank robber.
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Police say a masked man entered the First National Exchange Bank at the intersection of Hollins and Plantation Roads around 9-thirty yesterday morning. He was armed with a scoped rifle, and demanded money from a teller. According to witnesses, the robber was about 6 feet tall, and was wearing tan coveralls, tan boots, a black ski mask and glasses. No customers or bank employees were injured in the robbery. Anyone with information about the holdup is asked to call the Roanoke County Police Department or the F-B-I.
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Anonymous tips can also be called-in to the Crimeline at 344-8500.
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The Virginia State Police are searching for officers.
None are lost, but the department is looking to hire nearly 200 people by the end of next January.
Yesterday, they took their recruitment campaign to Southside where Jennifer Wishon tells us people traveled far and wide to apply.
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It wasn't Virginia State Police, but job hunters who responded to a call in Martinsville Saturday.
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About a hundred people showed up for the Career Session to learn more about the possibility of becoming State Troopers. That's about half the number of people the department hopes to hire this year.
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Foster says it's important for applicants to see the department does more than just run radar. ((NATS OF DOG DEMONSTRATION))
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In a post September 11th world, today's applicants will go through slightly different training, something that agrees with Robert Pradd.
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Candidates for the job must be 21 years old on the date they're hired, have a clean background and be ready for independence.
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The next recruitment destination isn't until this spring in Wytheville, but interested parties can download applications from the department's website or pick them up at any local office. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Martinsville.))

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Residents in the Roanoke Valley will be able to ring in the new year with return of a popular New Year's Eve celebration.
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Event planner Wendi Schultz has been trying to revive the First Night celebration in Roanoke County and has had her eyes set on the Town of Vinton. Last week Town Council unanimously voted to offer the town as a venue.
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Schultz says she's thrilled and has already begun planning the alcohol- free celebration. She says the name may change, but it will still be a "First Night" type event.
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Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine may not have set a timeline for WHEN a proposed four- year- university in Southside would open, but a Martinsville businessman has given the WHERE.
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Bill Adkins, along with a partner, purchased land to develop near Danville 12 years ago. There's now 300 acres left and Adkins hopes to donate 100 of them for a university. He says nothing will help the community more than educated people.
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((BILL ADKINS: HIGHER EDUCATION IS WHAT EVERYONE'S PROMOTING TODAY AND OF COURSE WHEN YOU GET A UNIVERSITY YOU GET SO MANY OTHER THINGS. YOU GET PEOPLE WHO MAINTAIN THE BUILDINGS AND THEN YOU GET THE PROFESSORS AND THE TEACHERS AND SO FORTH.))
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Adkins admits the donation will help increase the value of the land he's already developed. Lieutenant Governor Kaine's office is aware of the offer and keeping it in mind. Kaine plans to introduce a resolution in the General Assembly directing the State Council on Higher Education to start planning for the new university.

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Tax time is creeping up - but we have some tips on how to make the whole process a little less taxing
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and South Boston native Jeff Burton hopes to be on the fast track to finding sponsors. That story is coming up in sports.

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