[11Blood-Shortage]

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The Red Cross is asking for help.
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[VO-NAT TAPE#=03-24 TC-1:59:16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

Some blood types in the Appalachian Region are now *below* a one- day supply. Donations typically slow down during summer months, but Red Cross officials report the need for blood products is on the rise. Supplies nationwide fell to their lowest point of the year this month. Shortages of type-O and A-Negative are critical, but all blood types are needed. To donate you must be 17- years- old, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health.
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[TAKE RED CROSS NUMBER FS] To find out more or make an appointment you can call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE, [TAKE WEBSITE FS] or log onto our website at WDBJ7.com and click on the Red Cross Icon.
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[Iraq]


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A fuel tanker exploded outside an Iraqi police station today, killing at least nine people and wounding more than 50 others.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq]

Recent insurgent attacks have primarily targeted Iraqi security forces. In response, Iraq's interim prime minister gave the green light for the latest U-S air strike in Fallujah. The U.S. military said the strike targeted foreign fighters - residents reported a house full of civilians was destroyed.
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[IN Q=We have a sovereign...]

((RICHARD ARMITAGE, US DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE: WE HAVE A SOVEREIGN GOVERNMENT IN IRAQ OUR JOB IS TO SUPPORT THAT GOVERNMENT TO THE ABSOLUTE EXTENT WE CAN))
[SUPER=01-Richard Armitage/U.S. Deputy Secretary of State]
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[OUT Q=.. extent we can..]
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[VO-NAT]

Both Armitage and Iraq's foreign minister criticized the Philippines' government for giving into kidnapper's demands by pulling peacekeepers out of the country. The troop commander arrived in Manilla this morning.. and the country may complete its withdraw as early as today.

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A 9-11 commission report due out later this week is expected to be harshly critical of U-S intelligence and policy in the run-up to the attacks.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, D.C.]

Members of the commission staff say they are still wrestling with White House lawyers about what can be made public, but the report will include previously secret documents from both the Clinton and Bush administrations. The commission is expected to recommend the creation of a cabinet-level position to oversee the 15 U-S intelligence agencies. Acting director of the CIA John McLaughlin opposes the new post and says intelligence agencies have already made changes to improve the nation's security.
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[6-Craig-Skl-Budget]


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After months of debate -- Craig County officials are scheduled to make a decision about the *school system's budget.*

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Most schools around the Commonwealth try to have a budget in place by April so they can alert teachers about assignments for the next year and get everything set for students. Tomorrow night, the county is expected pass the school's budget after months of disagreement. While, both sides are eager to move forward- school superintendent Dr. Rose Martin blames some of the problems on the extended General Assembly session in Richmond.
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((DR. ROSE MARTIN, CRAIG CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WITH THE AMENDMENT OF THE BUDGET WE'LL GET A GREAT COMPENSATION PACKAGE FOR OUR TEACHERS FOR THE NEXT YEAR. THE MCCLEARY RENOVATION -WE MIGHT HAVE TO PUT THAT ON HOLD, BUT WE'LL BE PAYING ON THE DEBT SERVICE OF THIS NEW BUILDING.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Rose Martin/Craig Co. School Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=... of this new building.]
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Martin says the school system also had to hold off on plans to buy a handicapped bus for the upcoming year.
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[Marketwatch]


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In business news, Numerous companies will release their earnings reports this week.
Jean Lee has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((Investors face a flood of earnings results in the coming week, after stocks finished with a loss on Friday.
The dow gave back 23 points,
While the nasdaq tumbled 29.
Six of the 30 Dow components will talk about their financials. 3M (MMM:), Altria (MO) and General Motors (GM:) will kick off the week. Also in the mix - drug giant, Merck (MRK:) and United Technologies (UTX) and SBC (SBC).
In the tech sector, chip maker Texas Instruments (TXN:) will report on Tuesday, as will Sun Microsystems (SUNW)
Telecom companies are also on the docket. AT&T, Ericsson (ERICY) and Sprint (FON) are all scheduled to release their latest earnings.
Much of Friday's market action was driven by economic and geopolitical news, including a benign inflation report for June, and an attack on an Iraqi oil pipeline. THAT renewed fears about the stability of oil production in the Middle East.
And shares of Martha Stewart Living soared more than 35 percent, as investors showed their relief, that her sentencing came at the low-end of the 10-to-16-month range, that legal analysts had given for her time of imprisonment.
For the latest on Martha stewart's next move, log on to our website. We're at cbs.mw.com
In ny I'm jl.))


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[Wildfires]


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Firefighters in California are being stretched to the limit as several fires continue to burn out of control, forcing hundreds from their homes.
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[SUPER=03-Near San Clarita, CA]

Near Santa Clarita, the Foothill fire has burned more than 42-hundred acres so far. Firefighters say the fire jumped several fire lines Sunday threatening homes in the Carbon Canyon area. Over 600 homes had to be evacuated Sunday as flames raced up and down the hills just north of Los Angeles. Officials estimate the fire's about 35 percent contained, but say there is still a long way to go before it's fully under control.
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[1181-Construction]


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The future of Interstate 81 is unclear, but that's not keeping the Virginia Department of Transportation from working to keep the highway safe.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;]

V-Dot entered into negotiations with STAR Solutions to make possible improvements to the interstate in March. Those negotiations could take up to nine months, but V-Dot officials say they'll continue to use the resources they have to improve 81.
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((LAURA BULLOCK: WE'RE CONTINUING TO WIDEN BRIDGES WHERE WE CAN, TO ADD THINGS LIKE TENTH MILE MARKERS SO PEOPLE KNOW WHERE THEY ARE, TO HAVE HIGHWAY ADVISORY RADIO. WE'RE USING THE RESOURCES WE HAVE TO MAKE IT SAFER FOR EVERYONE.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokeswoman;]
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[OUT Q=safer for everyone]
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Bullock says V-Dot has an obligation to keep the corridor safe for the traveling public.
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[11Soldier-Awards]


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A Chemcial Company out of Roanoke was mobilized last year and many soldiers will be returning to active duty next month. Yesterday, the men and women were saluted for the sacrifices they've made and will make in the future. Jennifer Wishon reports.
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[SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Claude Williams/Virginia National Guard; :16 ]
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[SUPER=01-Spec. Keesey Presson/Virginia National Guard; 1:33 ]
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((NATIONAL ANTHEM))
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The 229th Chemical Company mobilized for active duty in February, 2003. As it turns out they were never deployed, but sacrifices made by the soldiers and their families were great.
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((GENERAL WILLIAMS: YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT EASY TO PACK UP AND LEAVE YOUR FAMILY, YOUR JOB, ALL YOUR SOCIAL CONTACTS AND MOVE FORWARD TO GO TO WAR AND THESE FOLKS STEP UP AND DO THAT.))
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In return, the Army is conducting The Freedom Salute Campaign. [INSERT FILE TAPE HERE] So far 150,000 of America's Army National Guard soldiers have been mobilized in the War on Terroism. [END FILE TAPE HERE] The campaign is a nationwide effort to recognize everyone who makes the National Guard possible. [22:39:59] ((SPECIALIST SARAH ALLEN))
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One by one, members of the 229th and their families were called Sunday. Soldiers were awarded an encased American flag and commemorative coin. Their spouses received a lapel insignia along with a wealth of gratitude.
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((GENERAL WILLIAMS: WE THINK THEY'RE A CRITICAL PART OF OUR TEAM AND WE LOVE THEM SO MUCH AND THAT'S WHY WE WANTED TO RECOGNIZE THEM.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: AND MANY AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS ARE SURE TO FOLLOW. THE END OF AUGUST 47 MEMBERS OF THE CHEMICAL COMPANY WILL MOBILIZE FOR A MONTH OF TRAINING WITH A TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OUT OF ROCKY MOUNT.))
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Specialists Justin and Keesey Presson met while preparing to leave for active duty in 2003. They've now been married for nine months and are part of the 47 preparing to deploy once again.
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((Reporter: How do you feel about taking your wife with you? JUSTIN PRESSON: THAT'S GOING TO BE KIND OF STRANGE - I REALLY DON'T KNOW YET. KEESEY PRESSON: HE'S NOT TOO HAPPY ABOUT THAT, BUT UM, IF HE HAD HIS CHOICE I'D STAY, BUT I'M WILLING TO GO.))
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Until then, the Army will continue to recognize it's defenders of freedom... those who are seasoned and the ones who've yet to grow into their uniforms. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))

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[COMM][11Roanoke-Airport]


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Things are looking up at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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Crews are now smoothing a section at the end of the runway and adding a drainage system. That will make the area safer for passengers if a plane ever slides off the runway. A new lighting system is also being installed. Renovations will wrap up next year when the runway gets an overhaul.
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((JACKIE SHUCK: THEY HAVE TO TAKE THE RUNWAY DOWN ALMOST TO SURFACE AT THAT POINT AND GET A SLIGHT GRADE INCREASE OUT OF IT THAT'S SORT OF A HUMP.))
[SUPER=01-Jackie Shuck/Roanoke Regional Airport Director;]
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The airport's new air- traffic- control tower is now complete and in the process of getting wired.
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((JACKIE SHUCK: NOW THE FAA IS IN THERE BUSILY WORKING TO MAKE SURE ALL THE NAVIGATIONAL AIDS THAT ARE AROUND EITHER THE AIRPORT OR THE VALLEY ARE BEING HOOKED IN SO THE CONTROLLERS CAN SEE IT ALL.))
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Roanoke Regional plans to start using the new tower in December.
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[Biz-Brief]


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In business news, Stocks lost ground on Friday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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((A TECHNOLOGY LED SELLOFF PUMMELED THE NASDAQ AND HURT THE BROADER MARKET FRIDAY.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS LOST 23-POINTS...
WHILE THE NASDAQ DROPPED 29.


A JUDGE SEPARATELY SENTENCED MARTHA STEWART AND HER FORMER STOCKBROKER TO FIVE MONTHS IN PRISON, FIVE MONTHS OF HOME CONFINEMENT AND TWO YEARS PROBATION EACH.
THAT'S THE MINIMUM UNDER THE SENTENCING GUIDELINES.
ALSO, STEWART WAS FINED 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS. PETER BACANOVIC WAS FINED FOUR-THOUSAND.
THE TWO WERE CONVICTED IN MARCH ON CHARGES RELATED TO A SUSPICIOUSLY TIMED SALE OF IMCLONE SHARES BY STEWART IN 2001.
FRIDAY SHARES OF MARTHA STEWART OMNIMEDIA SURGED MORE THAN 35-PERCENT.


THE LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORTS THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX -- THE MOST WIDELY USED GAUGE OF INFLATION -- ROSE THREE-TENTHS OF A PERCENT IN JUNE.
THAT'S SLIGHTLY ABOVE EXPECTATIONS.
BUT THE SO-CALLED CORE C-P-I, WHICH DOESN'T INCLUDE VOLATILE FOOD AND ENERGY COSTS, EDGED UP A SMALLER-THAN-EXPECTED ONE-TENTH OF PERCENT IN THE MONTH.


P-N-C FINANCIAL SERVICES SAID IT WILL BUY THE POLITICALLY TROUBLED RIGGS NATIONAL CORPORATION FOR 779-MILLION DOLLARS IN STOCK AND CASH.
RIGGS NATIONAL IS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR ALLEGEDLY FAILING TO PREVENT, AND IN SOME CASES FOSTERING, MONEY LAUNDERING.
AS PART OF THE DEAL, RIGGS WILL SHED ALL OF ITS DIPLOMATIC AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE.))

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[Healthy-Living]


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Technology used to diagnose cancer has been adapted for use on children. Lymph Node Mapping is a procedure that allows doctors to more accurately assess if the cancer has spread and how far.
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[Take FS Healthy Living] As Denise Belgrave reports in today's Healthy Living segment, the procedure reduces the need for exploratory surgery.


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[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Kenneth Gow/Pediatric Surgeon; :17]
[SUPER=01-Denise Belgrave/Reporting; 1:32]
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((PEDIATRIC SURGEON..DR. KENNETH GOW KNOWS HOW DEBILITATING SURGEY CAN BE.
NATIONALLY, HE'S ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL OF DOCTORS USING A CANCER DIAGNOSIS TECHNIQUE ON CHILDREN... CALLED SENTINEL LYMPH NODE MAPPING.

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The goal with Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping may not be to cure cancer, but to certainly try to make sure and limit invasive procedures when we can.
ELEVEN YEAR OLD GUADALUPE GARCIA...DIAGNOSED WITH SKIN CANCER FIVE WEEKS AGO...SAID HE WAS A LITTLE SCARED HE MIGHT NOT WAKE UP FROM SURGERY.

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THE PROCEDURE STARTS IN THE NUCLEAR MEDICINE AREA... WHERE RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL IS INJECTED INTO THE CANCER SITE...
IT WILL DRAIN FROM that site TUMOR INTO THE SENTINEL, OR MAIN, LYMPH NODE that services the area in question.
DOCTORS THEN USE X-RAYS AND A GEIGER COUNTER TO LOCATE THAT SENTINEL NODE.
THE SENTINEL NODE HAS BEEN SHOWN TO PREDICT WHETHER CANCER EXISTS IN THE REST OF THE LYMPH SYSTEM.
IN THE PAST DOCTORS WOULD EITHER REMOVE MANY NODES... OR JUST THE LARGEST ONE AND HOPE THEY PICKED THE RIGHT ONE...

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you would essentially be choosing lymph nodes and presumably if one was larger than he other you would probably choose that one. But whether that's truly representatiave of a lymph node that needs to be removed for examination...it probably is unclear.

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Surgery is a scary proposition for anyone, but much so for children. So the more you can reduce the number of times they have to go into the operating room...the better is for their overall health.

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WITH THE SENTINEL NODE LOCATED... IT IS ON TO SURGERY.
WHERE DR. GOW INJECTS BLUE DYE INTO GUADALUPE'S CANCER SITE... THIS HELPS HIM SEE THE SENTINEL NODE ONCE INSIDE THE BODY.
HE THEN USES THE PROBE TO FIND THE PRIMARY NODE...REMOVES IT...AND SENDS IT TO PATHOLOGY FOR ANALYSIS.

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In most studies with the use of sentinal Lymph Node Mapping the accuracy is at least 99%. In other words...indentifying the correct lymph node that supplies the area that you're interested in.

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DOCTORS WANT TO LEAVE AS MANY LYMPH NODES AS POSSILBE IN THE BODY BECAUSE THEY HELP FIGHT DISEASE.
DR. GOW HOPES THAT LONGER TERM STUDIES WILL SHOW THE PROCEDURE ALSO IMPACTS THE REAL GOAL: ELIMINATING CANCER.
DENISE BELGRAVE, ATLANTA )) [TRIGGER] [Tape tosses to Trigger]