[Earthquake]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]


The death toll now stands at nearly 20- thousand after an earthquake unleashed tidal waves on Southern Asia.
The state department reports three Americans among the dead in Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Several thousand people are still unaccounted for, and rescuers are searching for survivors.
Susan Roberts has an update.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Sri Lanka; :00]
[SUPER=01-Julie Robertson/Australian Tourist; :48]
[SUPER=01-Susan Roberts/CBS News; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=Roberts, CBS News, Washington.]



(( WAVES 20 FEET HIGH SLAMMED ONTO SHORE WITHOUT WARNING.
THE WALL OF WATER WREAKED CATASTROPHIC DEATH AND DESTRUCTION ACROSS ASIAS SOUTHERN COAST.

(NAT-woman crying or people running)


HARDEST HIT INDONESIA.. SRI LANKA.. AND INDIA.. EACH COUNTRY HAS REPORTED SEVERAL THOUSAND DEAD.

(MAP)

A 9-POINT-ZERO MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE... THE STRONGEST IN 40 YEARS.. TRIGGERED GIANT TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING FROM THAILAND.. ALL THE WAY TO SOMALIA ON THE AFRICAN COAST.
ITS THE HEIGHT OF THE TOURIST SEASON IN THAILAND AND ONE MAN CAPTURED THE WATER HEADED FOR HIS BUNGALOW. THE WAVES CARRIED SUNBATHERS OUT TO SEA AND RIPPED THROUGH SHOPS ALONG THE COAST.

(NAT-clean-up)

TODAY STORE OWNERS BEGAN SIFTING THROUGH THE RUBBLE.
FAMILY MEMBERS SEPARATED FOR HOURS ENJOYED TEARFUL REUNIONS.

(Julie Robertson, Australian tourist)
SOT: TBA



(NAT UP british embassy)

AS TRAVELERS INVESTIGATED HOW THEY MIGHT GET BACK HOME
RESCUE AND AID WORKERS FANNED OUT IN SEARCH OF SURVIVORS AND TO HELP MILLIONS LEFT HOMELESS. THE UNITED NATIONS HAS WARNED OF EPIDEMICS WITHIN DAYS.. UNLESS PEOPLE GET CLEAN WATER AND THE HEALTH SYSTEMS ARE ABLE TO GET UP AND RUNNING.
STAND_UP CLOSE: PRESIDENT BUSH ISSUED A STATEMENT EXPRESSING HIS CONDOLENCES. A WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN SAYS THE U-S STANDS READY TO OFFER WHATEVER ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED. SUSAN ROBERTS, CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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The leader of Iraq's biggest political party is unharmed after a suicide bomber detonated his car at the cleric's home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


The bombing killed nine other people and injured nearly 40 others. The blast detonated outside the main gate to the office of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq.
The group formed in exile in Iran during Saddam Hussein's rule.
Officials said none of the party leadership was hit.
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[11Pulaski-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=rle]
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A Pulaski man has been arrested on charges of attempted murder of a police officer. The Pulaski County Sheriff says a deputy tried to stop a van early Saturday morning, and gave chase when the driver fled. The van ran through a fence and crashed near a cemetery in rural Pulaski County. Sheriff Jim Davis says the driver got out of the van, and fired a round that struck the deputy's windshield. About five rounds were exchanged before the man fled into nearby woods. The sheriff says the man turned himself in -after a state police helicopter made a few passes over the area. NO one was injured.

[11D'ville-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=rle]
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Danville Police have arrested a suspect in a bank robbery
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[TAKE MARSHALL FS]
37 year old Anthony Todd Marshall turned himself in to Danville Police at nine o'clock yesterday morning. He was wanted for the robbery of a Virginia Bank & Trust on December 15th. Marshall is currently held at the Danville City Jail without bond.
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[PKG-Ukraine]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]


Opponents of the so- called "orange revolution" in Ukraine are seeing red today.
That as Viktor Yuschenko celebrates his victory in the presidential election.
Results give the oppositon leader a nine percent lead over his pro-Russian rival.
Jill Dougherty has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Kiev, Ukraine;00]
[SUPER=02-Victor Yuschenko/Presidential Candidate; :25]
[SUPER=01-Lyudmila Andreyevna/Ukrainian Voter; :45]
[SUPER=01-Jill Dougherty/Reporting; 1:42]
[RUNS=2:31]
[OUT Q=Dougherty, CNN Kiev, Ukraine.]

((
Nat sound on Independence Square
ON KIEV'S INDEPENDENCE SQUARE.
THE PARTY BEGAN ONE MINUTE AFTER THE POLLS CLOSED.
Nat sound people hugging
SUPPORTERS OF OPPOSITION CANDIDATE VIKTOR YUSHCHENKO
HAD RALLIED HERE IN THE COLD FOR MORE THAN A MONTH
AND FINALLY, EXIT POLLS.AND THE PRELIMINARY VOTE BY UKRAINE'S CENTRAL ELECTION COMMISSION SHOWED THEIR MAN WINNING BY A SIGNIFICANT MARGIN.

SOT: VIKTOR YUSHCHENKO, presidential candidate (ON INDEP. SQUARE)


"We have been independent for 14 years but we were not free," Yushchenko said. "Now we can say this is a thing of the past. Now we are facing an independent and free Ukraine."
FOR THE PEOPLE WHO CARRIED OUT YUSHCHENKO'S ORANGE REVOLUTION, VICTORY WAS SWEET.
MOS: OLGA
It was our war and we won
BUT YUSHCHENKO'S OPPONENT, PRIME MINISTER VIKTOR YANUKOVICH,
WAS BITTER, VOWING
"if there is a defeat, there will be a strong opposition"AND SIGNALLING HE'LL CHALLENGE THE ELECTIONS RESULTS IN THE COURTS.
Nat sound people voting
UKRAINIANS DUTIFULLY WENT TO THE POLLS FOR A RECORD THIRD TIME
THE PREVIOUS RUNOFF WAS ANNULLED BY THE SUPREME COURT BECAUSE OF MASSIVE VOTE FRAUD.

SOT: LYUDMILA ANDREYEVNA


People are tired. But they haven't lost hope. They're physically tired but morally strong.
Nat sound ballot being counted
BUT AS THE VOTES WERE COUNTED THIS TIME THERE WERE NO INITIAL INDICATIONS OF ANY MAJOR FALSIFICATIONS. NEW ELECTORAL REFORM LAWS, A
WEAKENED GOVERNMENT UNABLE TO USE ITS ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCESAND A MASSIVE TURNOUT BY INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS HELPED.
STAND UP BRIDGE:
THE POLITICAL WORLD IN UKRAINE WAS LITERALLY TURNED UPSIDE DOWN BY THE TUMULTUOUS EVENTS OVER THE PAST TWO MONTHS
CLAIMS OF POLITICAL POISONING.
A REVOLUTIONIN WHICH NOT A DROP OF BLOOD WAS SHED
A GOVERNMENT IN POWER FOR 14 YEARSTURNED OUT OF OFFICE.
FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ACCOMPLISHED THIS.IT SEEMS ALMOST UNBELIEVABLE.

SOT: OREST


It's like a dream. At first I was afraid that it couldn't possibly be that we could say so peacefully and beautifully to the government - "leave nicely - but leave."
THE CENTRAL ELECTION COMMISSION MUST STILL VALIDATE THE RESULTS.
BUT TONIGHT, UKRAINE AREADY IS A DIFFERENT COUNTRY.
JILL DOUGHERTY, CNN KIEV, UKRAINE ))

[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]


Traders get back to business today. And retailers crack down on returns.
Marcella Palmer has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=In N.Y. I'm Marcella Palmer.]

((MARKETS CLOSED LAST WEEK A DAY EARLY FOR THE HOLIDAY... THEY WILL RE-OPEN THIS MONDAY MORNING.
SOFTWARE MAKER PALMSOURCE SAW ITS STOCK SINK AS MUCH AS 10 PERCENT DURING THE MARKETS LAST DAY OF PRE HOLIDAY TRADING THURSDAY... INVESTORS WERE DISAPPOINTED ABOUT THE COMPANY'S QUARTERLY OUTLOOK.
SHARES OF BIOPHARMACEUTICAL FIRM ADOLOR PLUNGED ALMOST 46 PERCENT THURSDAY AFTER THE COMPANY ANNOUNCED AN ADVANCED TRIAL OF A KEY GASTROINTESTINAL DRUG FAILED TO MEET ITS GOALS.
U-S STOCKS ENDED THE ABBREVIATED TRADING WEEK WITH SMALL GAINS THURSDAY. THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY UP 11. THE NASDAQ CLOSED THE DAY UP 3.
THE DOLLAR TUMBLED TO NEW LOWS AGAINST THE EURO AS CONCERNS ON U-S DEFICITS WERE COMPOUNDED BY A MIX OF ECONOMIC DATA. AND CRUDE OIL CLOSED THURSDAY FLAT, JUST ABOVE $44 DOLLARS A BARREL...
UNWANTED HOLIDAY GIFTS HAVE GONE OR WILL BE GOING BACK TO THE STORE. TO BETTER FIGHT FRAUDULENT RETURNS ESTIMATING ABOUT 16-BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR RETAILERS ARE CRACKING DOWN WITH TOUGHER RETURN POLICIES INCLUDING A NEW DATA BASE WHICH ALLOWS STORES TO TRACK CUSTOMER RETURNS. EXCESSIVE RETURNS SEND UP A RED FLAG AND THE RETAILER CAN DENY THE RETURN OR FURTHER INVESTIGATE BEFORE MAKING THAT DECISION.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKETS LOG ON TO OUR SITE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. IN NEW YORK I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))


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[11Travel-Holiday]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-52 TC-17:47]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Travel]
[ENG#=1]

Holiday travelers hit the roads for the return trip home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

State Police say the highway wasn't as full as it was on the day after Thanksgiving. They did see a number of "out of towners" traveling through the area who were not ready for the speed reduction through Roanoke.
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[SOT 00:03:16]
[IN Q=They forgot about that]

((SGT. DAN JESSEE/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE:THEY FORGET ABOUT THAT THERE IS A HIGHWAY SAFETY CORRIDOR. AND OF COURSE IN THAT CORRIDOR ALL THE FINES AND COURT COSTS ARE DOUBLE. AND THE REASON WE HAVE THAT IS BECAUSE OF THE HIGH IMPACT TRAFFIC AND THE BECAUSE OF ACCIDENTS, PRIOR ACCIDENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Dan Jessee/Virginia State Police; ]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=of accidents, prior accidents.]
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[VO-NAT]

Sergeant Jessee says the things to remember while traveling this holiday season are the same suggestions they try to stress to drivers throughout the year. Don't speed, pay attention to the road & other cars around you, don't drink and drive and always wear your seat belt.


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[11Comair-Delay]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-53 TC-21:28]
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Comair is slowly beginning to get flights back on the board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Comair's computer system crashed Saturday after it was overwhelmed by cancellations and delays caused by the winter storm that socked the Ohio Valley. More than 11-hundred flights were cancelled over the weekend, leaving more than 30-thousand travelers out in the cold.
A spokesman says the airline's goal right now is to operate as many flights as possible. Officials say they hope to be fully operational by the middle of the week.
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[11Philly-Delays]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Travel]
[ENG#=3]


U-S Airways is also trying to get back on track. It's working to pare down a mountain of backed-up luggage.
The airline yesterday ran two baggage-only flights from Philadelphia to its hub in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA]

At the Philadelphia International Airport over the weekend, U-S Airways passengers waited in long lines for hours, missing their flights or finding out their flights were cancelled altogether. Many passengers who did eventually get to their destinations found themselves missing their luggage once they arrived.
The US Airways troubles around the country started two days before Christmas when hundreds of flights were canceled or delayed because of a snowstorm.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're trying to go...]
((GREC SOT: "WE'RE TRYING TO GO TO FLORIDA TO CATCH A CRUISE AND APPARENTLY ALL THE FLIGHTS ARE BOOKED FOR FLORIDA THRO

UGHOUT ALL THE AIRLINES SO WE CAN'T GET ON OUR CRUISE, WE'RE NOT GOING TO ARRIVE, THE SHIP'S GOING TO LEAVE WITHOUT US AND IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT NEW YEAR'S."))
[SUPER=01-Morgan Grec/Waiting For Flight]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=... a great new year's.]
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[VO-NAT]


Thousands of travelers have been stranded over the holiday weekend and are complaining about many problems, including long lines, lost luggage, and a lack of information and help from the airline employees.
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[COMM] [Box-Office]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Net]
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Moviegoers hit the theaters this weekend to "Meet the Fockers''.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-''Meet the Fockers'' - Universal ;]

Ben Stiller's comedy of opposite inlaws raked in almost 45 million dollars over the weekend. While not a Christmas weekend record, the film did set a record for Christmas Day, earning 19 million dollars. The previous record was set last year when ``The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King'' earned 14 million on Christmas Day.
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[TAKE FS CHYRON]
[SUPER=77-''Meet the Fockers''/44.7/''Fat Albert''/12.7/''Lemony Snicket's...''/12.5/''The Aviator''/9.4/''Ocean's Twel

ve''/8.6;]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


"Fat Albert" is number two. Last week's top film ``Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events'' fell to third place. ``The Aviator,'' did well enough in limited release to take fourth place. And rounding out the top five is ``Ocean's Twelve.''
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[11Holiday-Returns]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-54 TC-10:35]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Shopping]
[ENG#=1]

Welcome back to News 7 Mornin'. With the Christmas holiday over, the bargain shoppers were out yesterday as well as those making returns. Jeremy Butterfield has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The sales began at]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Swartz/Shopper; :33]
[SUPER=01-Louise Dudley/Valley View Mall General Manager ; :52]
[SUPER=01-Mary Lyle/Shopper; 1:21]
[SUPER=@jeremy1; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.]

((The sales began at six in the morning Sunday but it wasn't the bargain hunters that the mall staff at Valley View was waiting for.
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[SOT 08:28:32]
[IN Q=Yeah I would say that]

((LOUISE DUDLEY:YEAH I WOULD SAY THAT 60 TO 70 PERCENT OF THE BUSINESS TODAY WILL BE IN RETURNS.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=today will be in returns.]

But there ARE those who stay satisfied with their presents this year and woke up early for a day full of sales.
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[SOT 08:32:02]
[IN Q=Oh know I'm very]

((AL LEME:OH KNOW I'M VERY HAPPY WITH EVERYTHING I GOT. I'M JUST HERE BARGAIN SHOPPING.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=just here bargain shopping.]

Santa's chair stayed empty throughout the day but some patrons think it's never to late to start thinking about next years gifts.
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[SOT 08:34:42]
[IN Q=I love coming out after]

((NANCY SWARTZ:I LOVE COMING OUT AFTER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY AND PICK UP BARGAINS AND I GET READY FOR NEXT YEAR AND I'M ALREADY PLANNING FOR NEXT YEAR.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=planning for next year.]

Mall management says this years shopping banaza wasn't as hectic due to the 26th falling on a Sunday, but that just means the returns will continue until New Years.
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[SOT 08:29:49]
[IN Q=People will have extended]

((LOUISE DUDLEY:PEOPLE WILL HAVE EXTENDED WEEKEND, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THEIR UNUSED VACATION, WE'LL SEE A LOT OF RETURNS TOMORROW AS WELL. SO WE EXPECT OUR RETURNS, UM TO SEE A LOT OF TRAFFIC ALL WEEK.))
[RUNS=: 11]
[OUT Q=lot of traffic all week.]

After a long afternoon of returning gifts and finding deals, shoppers relaxed in the food court to try and get their second wind. The shoppers filled the stores throughout the afternoon as the after church rush began, but despite the heavy foot traffic and long lines, most of the patrons seemed to be in good spirits.
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[SOT 08:42:26]
[IN Q=People seem to be]

((MARY LYLE:PEOPLE SEEM TO BE HAPPY. I THINK THEY'RE MORE RELAXED WITH CHRISTMAS FALLING ON A WEEKEND. NOT HAVING TO GO BACK TO WORK THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS.))
[RUNS=: 09]
[OUT Q=day after Christmas.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[SOT 20:30:46]
[IN Q=Sunday is the last day the]

((JEREMY BUTTERFIELD:SUNDAY IS THE LAST DAY THE MALL WILL OPEN EARLY TO ACCOMMODATE THE BARGAIN SHOPPER, AND NOW MANAGEMENT SAYS THEY'LL BEGIN PREPARATIONS FOR NEXT YEARS CHRISTMAS. JEREMY BUTTERFIELD, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
[RUNS=: 12]
[OUT Q=News7, Roanoke.]))



[11YMCA-Workout]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-44 TC-9:25]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]

After filling up on turkey and stuffing, some people were trying to slim down yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The Y-M-C-A opened it's doors at one o'clock yesterday and it only took ten-minutes for the parking lot to fill up. Gym employees say the post-Christmas workout usually stems from the feasting the night before.
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[SOT 09:16:11]
[IN Q=We just had one come in]

((DAVID AMOS:WE JUST HAD ONE COME IN TODAY, HE SAID I GAINED TEN POUNDS YESTERDAY AND SO I NEED TO WORK IT OFF/REPORTER: DO YOU SEE THAT A LOT./SEE IT A LOT. ESPECIALLY AROUND THE HOLIDAYS. LIKE ON CHRISTMAS EVE WE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING IN AND WORKING OUT CAUSE THEY SAY I' NOT GOING TO WORK OUT TOMORROW. I'M GOING TO EAT, AND THEN THEY WILL COME BACK TODAY OR MONDAY AND WORK OUT AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-David Amos/Kirk Family YMCA]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=and work out again.]
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[VO-NAT]

Patrons went straight for the treadmills and stair steppers, leaving the free weight area almost barren, while others skipped the machines and just played around to burn off their holiday turkey.
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[Healthy-Living]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Healthy Living]
[ENG#=2]


Can the cures for some illnesses be found in herbs and spices used since biblical times? Some researchers say "yes".
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[Take Fs Healthy Living] Doctor Sanjay Gupta has more in today's Healthy Living.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Michael Balick/Ethnobotanist; :25]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Roberta Lee/Beth Israel Medical Center; :44]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Sanjay Gupta/Reporting; 1:47]
[RUNS=2:15]
[OUT Q=Dr. SG, CNN Atlanta.]

(((nat church-like music) the nativity... a scene that evokes images of a child in swaddling clothes...gold...frankincense...and myrrh... ...back then myrrh was a gift...but its use since ancient time has shifted... when ppls wanted to embalm the dead, they would fill it full of myrrh. in the 90s scientists looked at this for potential anti cancer activity other studies have suggested myrrh may lower blood sugar levels... also in biblical times, spices like saffron...turmeric and cinnamon flourished cinnamon which was referred to in biblical times has recently been shown to reduce fasting blood sugar and lipid levels and it is now being entertained as something that could be used for type 2 diabetes thousands of years ago saffron was an expensive and aromatic spice used by ancient egyptians...romans...and greeks as an aphrodisiac today it's being studied as a possible treatment for eczema, a skin disorder... and for depression here is something that has been used for hundreds of years and here we are looking at something that might be useful as an antidepressant turmeric and ginger, also used by the ancients...have been shown to fight inflammation in early studies... many doctors believe inflammation is at the core of illnesses like arthritis and alzheimer's disease... while these herbs and roots show promise for fighting disease, that doesn't mean dousing your food with them will reap a natural cure... work with a knowledgeable health care practitioner about using these natural remedies // some of these remedies have significant interactions with prescriptive medicines even still...if the studies pan out...herbs and plants could be coupled with more conventional medicine...and some doctors believe they could be a milder alternative to some prescription medications...with fewer side effects western medicine has a great deal it can learn from the use of these plants
the secrets to fighting illness may yet be buried in ancient herbs dr. sanjay gupta, cnn atlanta.))
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