[Campaign-2004]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[WRITER=kmc]
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President Bush is preparing to go on the offensive, as the field of candidates hoping to replace him gets even larger.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Bush's campaign will portray his opponents as politicians who will raise taxes and offer uncertainty when it comes to fighting terrorism.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The war on terror]

((THE WAR ON TERROR IS A NEW KIND OF WAR IN WHICH EVERY AMERICAN IS THREATENED AND EVERY LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT MUST WORK TOGETHER.))
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[OUT Q=must work together]
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Meanwhile, Democratic frontrunner John Kerry spent the weekend blasting the Bush administration's handling of the war in Iraq and its economic policies.
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[IN Q=You have to invest]

((SEN. JOHN KERRY/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:YOU HAVE TO INVEST IN THIS NATION, IN PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITIES, IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS COUNTRY GROW AND BE STRONG. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=and be strong.]
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Now another man has put himself in the running for the White House.
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader has announced his candidacy as an Independent, disappointing some Democrats, who fear he might split the vote.
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[11XGR-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=myr]
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The state budget was on the minds of lawmakers this weekend. The House and Senate finance committees unveiled two different plans yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]

The House Appropriations Committee's plan involves spending cuts and rolling back 521-million dollars in tax breaks for businesses. The Senate plan involves increasing taxes by four-billion dollars over two years, including increasing the state sales tax to five-point-five percent. The committees will now have to decide on one budget for the new spending cycle, which begins July first. The current General Assembly session ends March 13th.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Police and hospital officials say a bombing in northern Iraq has killed at least 10 people and injured more than 40.
Officials say a bomb exploded in a vehicle today in Kirkuk (keer- KOOK), just outside a police station where various ethnic factions are fighting for control. There's been a string of vehicle and suicide bombings aimed at Iraqi security forces and others seen as cooperating with the U-S -led occupation in Iraq.

[Haiti]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Haitian rebels have taken control of the country's second largest city, and they say they'll control all of Haiti in less than 15- days.
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[SUPER=03-Cap-Haitien, Haiti;]


The rebel victory leaves more than half the country beyond government control.
Rebel and opposition leaders have charged that President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is corrupt and demand he step down.
Over the weeknd, both sides reviewed an international peace plan that calls for reform, but does NOT require Aristide to leave.
The opposition is expected to respond to the proposal today.
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[11Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=rle]
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The National Governors Association winter meeting is underway in Washington.
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[SUPER=03-Washington D.C.; ]

The 4 day meeting brings together the nation's governors to discuss critical state issues being considered by Congress. The session opened with Governor Mark Warner and Idaho's Governor leading a discussion on long-term health care and its affect on the states.
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[IN Q=It's been well...]

((GOV. MARK WARNER; IT'S BEEN WELL KNOWN THAT A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE LEADS TO GREATER LONGEVITY AND FEWER HEALTH CARE PROBLEMS, AND THE BOTTOM LINE OF STATE BUDGET MAKES COMMON SENSE, WHEN WE SEE IN MEDICAID BUDGET INCRESING BY 8-HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.))
[SUPER=@markwarner;]
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[OUT Q=million dollars a year.]
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[VO-NAT]

Later today, the governors will meet with President Bush and Cabinet members at the White House. Warner is vice chairman of the National Governors Association.
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[Box-Office]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Movie-goers haven't forgotten about last week's number one film.
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[SUPER=04-''50 First Dates'' - Columbia;]

"50 First Dates" has claimed the top spot again. The Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore romance about a memory-challenged woman took in 21 million dollars

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[Anchor=Kim]

[TAKE FS CHYRON]
[SUPER=77-''50 First Dates''/21/''...Teenage Drama Queen''/9.2/''Miracle''/8/''Welcome to Mooseport''/7/''Eurotrip''/6.

6;] "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" finished in second place. "Miracle" slipped to third place. "Welcome to Mooseport" was fourth and "Eurotrip" was fifth.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
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[GRAPHIC=Business News]
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In business news, Stocks closed lower on Friday.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((WALL STREET WILL TRY TO GET BACK TO ITS WINNING WAYS. THE NASDAQ IS LOOKING TO SNAP A FIVE WEEK LOSING STREAK.
ON FRIDAY STOCKS FELL ON NEWS OF HIGHER INFLATION AND A HEIGHTENED TERROR ALERT IN JAPAN.
THE DOW BACKPEDALED 45 POINTS
WHILE THE NASDAQ SLIPPED 8.
THE GOVERNMENT HAS RESTED ITS CASE AGAINST MARTHA STEWART AND HER BROKER AND CO-DEFENDANT PETER BACANOVIC.. NOW IT'S THE DEFENSE'S TURN... LAWYERS FOR STEWART AND BACANOVIC WILL MAKE THEIR CASE AND TRY TO CONVINCE THE JURY THAT THEIR CLIENTS ARE NOT GUILTY OF LYING TO THE GOVERNMENT ANDSECURITIES FRAUD IN THE IMCLONE STOCK SCANDAL.
TWO RIVAL MEDICAL DEVICE MAKERS HAVE AGREED TO SETTLE ALL OUTSTANDING PATENT INFRINGEMENT LITIGATION BETWEEN THE TWO COMPANIES. BOSTON SCIENTIFIC AND GUIDANT had been battling in court over alleged patent infringement on their artery clearing devices. The companies have alsoagreed to cross license patents in a number of technology areas.
ON THE ECONOMIC CALENDAR INVESTORS WILL HAVE A FULL PLATE OF REPORTS TO DIGEST INCLUDING CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, NEW AND EXISTING HOME SALES AND DURABLE GOODS ORDERS.
TRACK ALL THE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The international court of justice begins hearings today on the legality of the wall Israel is buildingto separate it from the West Bank.
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The route of the barrier already under contruction surrounds Palestinian towns and villages, and Palestinians say it amounts to a land grab.
But Israel says it's necessary to keep out militants.
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Israeli officials say yesterday's suicide bombing proves the need for building the vast network of walls and fences.


At least seven people were killed in the bombing.
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[11AIDS-Awareness]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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More than half of the people living with HIV or AIDS in Southwest Virginia are African American. An alarming statistic that one Roanoke church is working to change. Jennifer Wishon explains.
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[IN Q=Reverend William Lee]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Eva Hughes/Church Member; :09 ]
[SUPER=01-Rev. William Lee/Loudon Avenue Christian Church; :38 ]
[SUPER=01-Pam Meador/HIV Resources; :52]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Linda Manns/Church Member; 1:27]
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((Reverend William Lee of Loudon Avenue Christian Church was tested for HIV Sunday-- from the pulpit.
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[IN Q=I'm grateful that he]

((EVA HUGHES: I'M GRATEFUL THAT HE HAD THE GUTS TO DO AND HE EVEN SAID, EVEN IF IT MEANT MY JOB, IT'S SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE DONE.))
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[OUT Q=that should be done]

((QUICK NATS OF MUSIC)) Lee says sometimes people need help more than hymnals and if getting the message out means a little drama he's willing to play the role. His message reminded the congregation that AIDS is a community problem - not an excuse to discriminate.
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((BILL LEE: I CAME OUT OF A SEGREGATED SOCIETY - SEGREGATED WORLD - AND I HAVE NO DESIRE TO SEGREGATE MYSELF OR ANYONE ELSE EVER AGAIN.))
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The test was part of a partnership that's developed between the church and Council of Community Services.
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[IN Q=When people get infected]

((PAM MEADOR: WHEN PEOPLE GET INFECTED WITH HIV THEY ARE STIGMATIZED, THEY ARE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST AND THAT INCLUDES IN THEIR CHURCHES.))
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Together, both groups are trying to promote both prevention and acceptance.
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[IN Q=The church should be]

((EVA HUGHES: THE CHURCH SHOULD BE A PLACE THAT A PERSON CAN COME AND GET THAT LOVE - THAT UNCONDITIONAL LOVE - WE ARE TAUGHT ABOUT IN THE WORD.))
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[OUT Q=about in the word]

And if things go as planned the church will also become a place where people get tested for AIDS. Church leaders are working to schedule monthly tests that will be free and anonymous. Linda Manns is thrilled to be a part of a church that's tapping into a serious problem in the community.
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[SOT 21:50:51]
[IN Q=My daughter's 21]

((LINDA MANNS: MY DAUGHTER'S 21 YEARS OLD. SHE'S A SENIOR AT VCU. SHE NEEDS TO HEAR THIS. SHE NEEDS TO BE AWARE OF IT. SHE NEEDS TO KNOW THAT IF SHE CAN'T ABSTAIN SHE NEEDS TO PROTECT HERSELF.))
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Reverend Lee says some people may disagree with such a break from Sunday morning tradition, but he says that's nothing new in the black community.
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((BILL LEE: THE BLACK CHURCH HAS ALWAYS TOUCHED ON SUBJECTS NO ONE ELSE WOULD DEAL WITH, BUT WE'VE LOST A SENSE OF OUR HISTORY SO FOLKS ARE SAYING WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? WHY WOULDN'T WE?))
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Lee only hopes more churches will adopt the same attitude. Jennifer Wishon News 7, Roanoke.))


[11Navy-Awards]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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The Navy took time to say 'thanks' to some local Reservists this weekend.
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Those deployed during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom were recognized for their service. Bedford County native Tim Sexton served at Camp Patriot in Kuwait. He and his comrades loaded and unloaded ships under the constant threat of missile attacks. Yesterday, the men presented a flag that flew over the Camp.
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[IN Q=When you see the]

((WHEN YOU SEE THE AMERICAN FLAG FLYING SOMEWHERE YOU KNOW THAT IT STANDS FOR SOMETHING AND WHAT YOU'RE DOING STANDS FOR SOMETHING.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Sexton/Navy Reserves;]
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[OUT Q=stands for something. (DOUBLE OUT!)]
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Sailors who backed up the medical staff in Portsmouth and Bethesda, Maryland were also honored for their professionalism and excellent medical care they provided. Elizabeth Baker is an O-R nurse and has worked at Roanoke Memorial Hospital for more than twenty years. She says the reservist were able to go in and immediately take over for those who needed care.
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[SOT 8:38:31]
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((YOU STILL HAD DEPENDENTS THAT NEEDED SURGERY AND RETIREES AND SO THE CASE LOAD WAS A LOT. WE WOULD PROBABLY DO ABOUT 60 OR 70 SURGERIES A DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Baker/Navy Reserves]
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[OUT Q=60 or 70 surgeries a day.]
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Baker was also deployed during Desert storm and says she's happy to put her expertise to work for her country.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

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[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Business News]
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In business news, Stocks fell on Friday. And mortgage rates hit a seven month low. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
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[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]


((U.S. STOCKS CLOSED LOWER FRIDAY... BUT OFF THEIR WORST DECLINES AS NEWS OF IMPROVEMENT IN THE LABOR FORCE QUELLED INVESTORS WORRIES.
THE NASDAQ CLOSED DOWN EIGHT POINTS... AND THE DOW CLOSED DOWN 45.
THE NUMBER TWO ELECTRONICS RETAILER IN THE U.S. MAY BE READYING ITSELF FOR ACQUISITION.
CIRCUIT CITY'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS VOTED TO TERMINATE ITS SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS PLAN...
A MEASURE TYPICALLY TAKEN TO MAKE IT DRAMATICALLY MORE EXPENSIVE FOR A COMPANY TO BE ACQUIRED.
CIRCUIT CITY HAS BEEN WORKING THROUGH MAJOR RESTRUCTURING EFFORTS IN AN ATTEMPT TO GAIN GROUND ON THE INDUSTRY'S LEADING RETAILER --BEST BUY.
TWO FORMER DIRECTORS OF THE DISNEY COMPANY ARE ASKING INVESTORS TO VOTE AGAINST MICHAEL EISNER AND THREE OTHER DIRECTORS UP FOR RE-ELECTION ON MARCH THIRD.
ROY DISNEY AND STANLEY GOLD ARE HOPING TO UNSEAT THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY CHIEF EXECUTIVE.
ANALYSTS SAY IF MORE THAN 20 PERCENT OF SHAREHOLDERS VOTE AGAINST EISNER AND THE DIRECTORS, IT WOULD BE A CLEAR INDICATION OF THEIR DISSATISFACTION.
MORTGAGE RATES HIT A SEVEN MONTH LOW THIS WEEK.
THE AVERAGE RATE ON A 30 YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE DROPPED TO FIVE POINT 58 PERCENT.
THE 15 YEAR RATE DECREASED TO FOUR POINT 87 PERCENT.
AND THE AVERAGE RATE ON THE ONE-YEAR ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGE WAS THREE POINT 53 PERCENT
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE.))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC]
[WINNER ANNOUNCE]


[Healthy-Living]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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A new study in San Antonio, Texas is looking at a way to prevent diabetes. Researchers believe a pill approved for diabetics may keep people from developing the disease.
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[Take FS Healthy Living] Wendy Rigby explains in this week's Healthy Living.
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[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/Texas Diabetes Institute;:00]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Lockaby/Diabetes Study Prevention Patient; :13]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Ralph DeFronzo/Diabetes Researcher; :59]
[SUPER=01-Wendy Rigby/Reporting; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=for CBS News.]

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AN EXCITING NEW STUDY IN SAN ANTONIO IS LOOKING AT A WAY TO "PREVENT" DIABETES. RESEARCHERS BELIEVE A PILL APPROVED FOR DIABETICS MAY ACTUALLY KEEP PEOPLE FROM DEVELOPING THE DISEASE IN THE FIRST PLACE. MEDICAL REPORTER WENDY RIGBY EXPLAINS.
Texas Diabetes Institute/San Antonio, Tx SANDRA LOCKABY IS HAVING A TEST TO SEE IF THE VESSELS IN HER NECK ARE FILLING UP WITH PLAQUE. ARTERY DISEASE IS A HALLMARK OF DIABETES, AND SANDRA IS ONE OF THOUSANDS OF SOUTH TEXANS AT RISK. Sandra Lockaby/DIABETES PREVENTION STUDY PATIENT "I HAVE A MOTHER AND A BROTHER WHO BOTH HAVE TYPE TWO DIABETES. SO IT RUNS IN MY FAMILY AND I'D LIKE TO HELP MY FAMILY MEMBERS AS WELL AS THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY." FAMILY HISTORY IS A RISK FACTOR, AS WELL AS GESTATIONAL DIABETES WHEN A WOMEN IS PREGNANT...AND OBESITY. THOSE THREE GROUPS OF PEOPLE ARE BEING RECRUITED FOR A NATIONWIDE STUDY USING THIS PILL..."PIOGLITAZONE..." SOLD UNDER THE NAME "ACTOS." IT'S AN INSULIN SENSITIZER, DESIGNED TO HELP DIABETICS USE THE INSULIN THEY MAKE MORE EFFICIENTLY. THE HIGH BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS CAUSED BY DIABETES CAN LEAD TO HEART ATTACK, STROKE, KIDNEY FAILURE AND DAMAGE IN THE NERVES OF THE LEGS. IF THIS PILL CAN PREVENT PEOPLE IN A PRE-DIABETES STATE FROM EVER GETTING THE FULL-BLOWN DISEASE, THE IMPLICATIONS ARE ENORMOUS. Dr. Ralph DeFronzo/DIABETES RESEARCHER "THAT'S THE HOPE. THAT WE WILL GET THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION TO GIVE AN APPROVAL FOR THIS CLASS OF DRUGS AND THAT EVENTUALLY WE'LL TREAT PEOPLE BEFORE THE DEVELOP DIABETES." STUDY PARTICIPANTS LIKE SANDRA WILL BE GIVEN DIET AND EXERCISE COUNSELING. AND THEY RECEIVE THE ONCE-A-DAY PILL PLUS MONITORING FREE. Wendy Rigby/REPORTING "HALF THE PEOPLE IN THIS STUDY WILL GET THE REAL DRUG. THE OTHER HALF WILL BE ON A PLACEBO. BUT IF THOSE ON THE PLACEBO DEVELOP DIABETES OVER THE THREE YEAR STUDY PERIOD, THEY WILL IMMEDIATELY RECEIVE TREATMENT." THE TEXAS DIABETES INSTITUTE IS ONE OF EIGHT CENTERS IN THE COUNTRY LOOKING FOR 600 VOLUNTEERS. FOR PEOPLE LIKE SANDRA, THE IDEA OF PREVENTING A CHRONIC DISEASE BEFORE IT OCCURS, MAKES GOOD SENSE. "I THOUGHT HOW BETTER TO CATCH IT BEFORE YOU ACTUALLY GET INTO THE STAGE WHERE IT'S DANGEROUS, YOU KNOW, AND LIFE-THREATENING." WENDY RIGBY, FOR CBS NEWS.))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
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For more information on this diabetes prevention study,
[SUPER=16-(210) 358-7200]

call the Texas Diabetes Institute at 210-358-7200.
[COMM] (Kim tosses to break)