[Barn-Fire]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=99-33 1:28:29]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A fire that destroyed a hay barn in Bedford county could hurt the farm in other ways.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Firefighters were called to Elk Creek Farm around 10:15 last night.
When they arrived the barn was engulfed in flames.
After battling the blaze for more than an hour it became apparent the barn could not be saved.
Firefighters then decided to let the fire burn itself out.
The barn's owner, Wayne Newcomb was out of the town at the time, but his son says the loss could hurt the farm to the point where they may need to sell some of the livestock.
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[Dust-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A blinding dust storm has led to the deaths of at least six motorists in Oregon.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hermiston, OR;]


It happened late yesterday morning near Hermiston...east of Portland.
High winds kicked up dust along Interstate 84. At least 50 vehicles hit each other.
23 victims were taken to nearby hospitals to be treated for their injuries.
The freeway was closed all day.
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[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation]


This morning investigators are still looking for the cause plane crash that killed two people.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN;]


It happened in Nashville, Tennessee, yesterday morning.
A small plane crashed in a downtown neighborhood killing the two men on board.
According to the Fire Department, it was miracle that there were no fatalities on the ground, with hundreds of people crowded in the Farmers Market just a few blocks away from the crash site.
The private plane circled the neighborhood and after losing one wing, crashed into unoccupied house and burst into flames.
The names of the two victims have not been released.
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[11Sinkhole]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Sinkhole]


Both southbound lanes on Interstate 81 in Augusta County are reopen this morning. A 35 foot deep sinkhole forced the lanes to be closed for nearly 36 hours while the area was excavated.
The sinkhole started as a six inch depression Thursday afternoon and eventually grew 70 feet across.
This was the fourth sinkhole on interstate 81 this month.

[11House-Cleaning]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-30 1:30:45]
[GRAPHIC=none]
It's called crime prevention through environmental design --- and it's one communities way of getting tough.


Joy Sutton has the story.
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[IN Q=The Roanoke City]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. James Fazio/Roanoke City C.O.P.E Unit;:19]
[SUPER=@Joy1;:25]
[SUPER=01-Joyce Arjomandinia/Resident;:31]
[SUPER=01-Darleen Butler/Resident;1:00]
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((NAT SOUND OF MOWER))
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The Roanoke City C.O.P.E unit is doing yard work along with residents who live in this northwest neighborhood.
This is not only effort to spruce up Jacques Victor's yard-- but a crime prevention method.
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[SOT 15:02:33]
[IN Q=We're ridding the opportunity]

((SGT.JAMES FAZIO/ROANOKE CITY C.O.P.E: WE'RE RIDDING THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT WE'RE TRYING TO CUT THINGS DOWN TO MAKE THINGS MORE VISIBLE))
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[OUT Q=visible]
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[SOT 15:08:15]
[IN Q=As you can see]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: AS YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE BUSHES ARE UP TO 8 TO 10 FT HIGH AND RESIDENTS IN THIS COMMUNITY SAY THESE WERE USED AS HIDING PLACES))
[RUNS= 8]
[OUT Q=hiding places]
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[SOT 14:56:04]
[IN Q=When the police]

((JOYCE ARJOMANDINIA/RESIDENT: WHEN THE POLICE WOULD BE CALLED THEY WOULD THROW DRUGS IN THE BUSHES THEIR GUNS IN THE BUSHES, THE BUSHES KEPT MR. VICTOR FROM LIVING HIS LIFE IN THIS HOME THE WAY HE SHOULD'VE BEEN.))
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[SOT]
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[((NAT SOUND OF RESIDENTS WORKING))]
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[OUT Q=]


And residents say this is their way of taking back their neighborhood.
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[SOT14:58:51]
[IN Q=By having the C.O.P.E team]

((JOYCE ARJOMANDINIA/RESIDENT: BY HAVING THE C.O.P.E TEAM OUT HERE AND ALL OF US. AS WELL AS GETTING THE HEDGES DOWN THAT THEY HIDE IN, THAT'S JUST GIVING THEM THE MESSAGE THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO TOLERATE IT ANYMORE))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=it anymore]
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[SOT 14:58:05]
[IN Q=It shows]

((DARLEEN BUTLER/RESIDENT:IT SHOWS THAT WE CARE ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY AND THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO MOVE AWAY. WE'RE GOING TO STAND AND WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THE COMMUNITY BETTER FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=who live here]


And Sergeant Fazio says that's important -- everyone working together to combat crime.
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[SOT 15:02:05]
[IN Q=We can't do the job]

((SGT JAMES FAZIO/ROANOKE CITY C.O.P.E: WE CAN'T DO THE JOB OURSELVES. THEY CAN'T DO THE JOB THEMSELVES. SO WE WORK TOGETHER TO TRY AND HELP THIS AREA UP))
[RUNS= 6]
[OUT Q=this area up]


And although Fazio says this could be a slow process -- residents say they won't give-up until all the drugs and crime are out of this neighborhood.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))






















[11Henry-Street]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-47 :06]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The 10th annual Henry Street Heritage Festival celebrated one of Roanoke's oldest communities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]

The event commemorated Henry Street's historical past as a once vibrant community booming with a number of black-owned businesses.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of music]

((NAT SOUND MUSIC))
[RUNS=5]
[OUT Q=]


There was live music -- and a variety of booths -- from African artifacts and art, to booths where people could register to vote.
The N-Double-A-C-P used the festival to kick-off it's membership drive.
The event is sponsored by the Harrison Museum of African-American culture.
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[Health-Week]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=Health check]
[GRAPHIC=health check]

Some Roanoke Valley Eye doctors are going up against Carilion Health Systems again and a Roanoke dietitian is helping weight go down with a healthy scale. Tonya Flory reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :01 ]
[SUPER=01-Heather Harkey/Participant; :33]
[SUPER=01-Ashley Newhouse/Nutritionist; :48]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=Health Check]
(([TAPE#=99-30 1:30:02]

A group of Roanoke Valley EYE doctors is hoping Virginia's Attorney General will SEE their problem from a new perspective.
Vistar Ophthalmologists filed an appeal last week in Salem Circuit Court to overturn the state health commissioners denial for construction of an outpatient eye surgery center.
Attorney General Early is expected to make a decision on the appeal in the next few months.
[TAPE#=599-17 8:35]

A Roanoke dietitian is weighing the benefits of a healthy diet. Using a special scale that measures body fat as well as pounds, dieters get a print out of all their statistics.
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[SOT ub 10 19 39]
[IN Q=I try to walk]

((HEATHER HARKEY/PARTICIPANT: I TRY TO WALK AND STAY ACTIVE WITH MY CHILDREN, BUT IT'S KIND OF NICE TO KNOW THE BOTTOM LINE FACTS OF WHAT YOUR BODY PERCENT FAT IS AND WHAT IT SHOULD BE AND WHAT YOUR GOAL SHOULD BE IN THAT.ASHLEY NEWHOUSE/NUTRITIONIST: A LOT OF TIMES IT'S NOT JUST WHAT THE SCALES SAY, BUT IT'S YOUR FAT AND SOMEONE WHO WEIGHS MORE THAN CERTAIN STANDARDS SAY THEY SHOULD COULD ACTUALLY BE AT AN APPROPRIATE WEIGHT BECAUSE THEY HAVE MORE MUSCLE, THEREFORE THEY WEIGH MORE.)) [RUNS:26]
[OUT Q=they weigh more.]
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[VO-NAT]

The scale is accurate plus or minus three percent -- that's better than the skin fold calibrator in determining body fat. The scale will be available next month as well at the Carilion Center for Health Education at Tanglewood Mall.
[TAPE#=599-15 24:24]

The patients at carilion Medical center for Children got a visit from the wild west. The Roanoke Valley Roundup Rodeo is in town for a last show today at the Roanoke Civic Center, but last week one of the cowboys dropped in at the hospital. The children received cowboy hats and bandanas as souvenirs to remember the day. Tonya Flory, news 7, Health Check.))

[GO STRAIGHT TO BUMP][Reel-Open]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Reel Open]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Newsreel]



Roanoke Regional Airport recently celebrated its 10-th anniversary. Since it opened in 1989, Nearly 7-million people have used the new terminal building. In this week's Virginia Newsreel, we'll take a look at the opening of the new terminal and learn a little about Roanoke's aviation history. Keith Humphry has more.

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[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


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[Airport-Reel]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Newsreel]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe wipe]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=21-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=21-Wes Hillman/Aviator; :23]
[SUPER=21-Keith Humphry/Reporting; :53]
[SUPER=21-1989; 1:00]
[RUNS=2:38]
[OUT Q=KH News 7]


((It's hard to imagine now, but 70 years ago the spot where the Roanoke Regional Airport stands today used to be nothing but pasture and a dirt landing strip. No hint of the elaborate building terminal that's there now.
Wes Hillman was one of the few pilots flying back then.
He says a plane coming into Roanoke was a big deal in those days.
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[SOT :40 Tape 89-70]
[IN Q=eleven planes]

((11 AIRPLANES........FOUND THE AIRPORT AND LANDED ON IT)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q=landed on ut]


In 1929, a hanger was built and the first control tower went up a few years later. More improvements were made during World War 2. Congressman Clifton Woodrum had the airport declared a national defense project to train pilots. The Government spent 800-thousand to pave and extend the runways.
The airport has gone through many changes throughout the years. But in 1989, regional governments started from scratch; building a new 25 million dollar facility. Several celebrations took place before the opening like a Gala, a Ribbon Cutting and an Open house.
But the real challenge came September 13th, 1989. It was opening day and News 7 was there.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOTTape 89-73 27:12]
[IN Q=News 7 Open music]

(( music...Ready or not here they come, paying passengers. I'm Keith Humphry and we are here live tonight)) [RUNS35]
[OUT Q=here tonight.]


Maintenance crews were still putting on the finishing touches.
Despite a few opening day glitches, the new terminal got rave reviews.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=89-73 4:30]

((WE ARE REALLY FORTUNATE WE HAD A WILD DAY YESTERDAY, BUT I THINK IT HAS WORKED OUT BEAUTIFULLY)) [RUNS07]
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[SOT 89-70 15:18]
[IN Q=iT'S FANTASTIC]

((IT'S FANTASTIC. THE VIEW IS GREAT. BETTER ACCESSIBILITY. I JUST HOPE IT BRINGS MORE TRAFFIC TO THE AREA........THE WAY I FEEL, I DON'T CARE IF MY TAXES HAVE TO GO UP. IT'S VERY NICE.)) [RUNS20]
[OUT Q=very nice]


Bad weather backed up planes for a while, but they were on their way once the skies cleared.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry.))

[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports-plays]
[GRAPHIC=UVA Football]


Thomas Jones and the Virginia Cavaliers ran all over Brigham Young to upset the 17th ranked Cougars.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Provo, UT/ESPN;]


But this man, quarterback Dan Ellis, also had a big day connecting with Anthony Southern on the 15 yard play for the first score of the game.
Ellis threw for 190 yards and three TD's hitting Kevin Coffey here. Coffey does the balancing act on the white line and goes in from 25 yards out.
But here's the man of the night Thomas Jones gets the first of two touchdowns of the game off this 23 yard run and it's 21-nothing Cavaliers.
BYU comes back with 19 points in the second quarter and 14 in the third but the Cougars can't scratch out the victory.
[super=36-UVA/45/BYU/40;]


The man Thomas Jones compiles 210 yards and UVA upsets 17th ranked Brigham Young 45-to-40.
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[11Business-Review]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sun Am]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=Business Review]
[GRAPHIC=Business Review]


The Home Shopping Network is opening a new call center in Roanoke, meanwhile another business closes shop. And one radio station's on-again, off-again format leaves listeners wondering what's going on.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=music/animation]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:16]
[SUPER=03-Radford;:23]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:34]
[SUPER=03-Danville;:47]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:59]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=i'm sg]

(([NOTHING ON CHROMAKEY THIS WEEK] [99-28 at 1:25:02, NAPA, ]
This week on the Review ... jobs coming into and getting shipped out of the area.
In Roanoke, Home Shopping Network says it's opening a new call center ... delivering 150 jobs...
The NAPA auto-parts distribution center is pulling out of town ... leaving 70 workers behind. [99-34 at 50:28]
At the Radford Arsenal, there's been an explosion in the demand for one line of ammunition.
And that could bring more than 50-jobs to town.
The new workers will pack propellant into bullets. [99-30 at 1:30:02]
The Vistar Eye doctors are trying one more time to get the state to see things their way.
They're appealing the health commissioner's decision from last year ...
That denied the doctors permission to build an eye-surgery center outside of Carilion hospitals. [99-31 at 1:11:54]
North Carolina's loss could be Southside's gain.
Rains from Hurricane Floyd swamped Carolina tobacco fields.
Farm Service agents say that could mean higher prices for crops grown in Virginia. [99-31 at 1:06:42 or 99-37- 46:16]
Modern-rock listeners tuned in and got ticked off this week when they heard easy-listening music on Z-101.
But just days after the station dumped its format saying modern-rock couldn't bring in advertisers ... it switched back to bands like Korn and Cake ... saying managers were inundated with phone calls begging them to stay.
The station swears the whole thing was not a publicity stunt. [DOW JONES PRE PRO]
It was a record-breaking week on Wall Street.
The Dow Industrials tumbled 524-points -- the worst one-week drop ever.
The Nasdaq plunged 129-points.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
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[Taiwan-Quake]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Earthquake]


At least three more people have been killed when aftershocks rocked Taiwan this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Taipei, Taiwan;]


The tremors reached six-point-eight on the Richter Scale and brought down several buildings that had been weakened in the major quake five days ago.
More than two thousand people died in the initial quake which hit with a seven-point-six magnitude.
Rescuers say hopes of finding survivors from last week's quake are fading.

(------------)


[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Profile]
[GRAPHIC=VA Profiles]


At least 15 thousand people lost their lives in northwest Turkey, where a major earthquake struck in August.
Virginia Tech Engineering Professor Jimmy Martin recently returned from surveying the damage there... and he's the subject of this week's Virginia profile.


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[Virginia-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=Va. Profiles]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe wipe]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=Any big earthquake]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Martin/Va. Tech Engineering Professor; :09]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :52]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; 1:53]
[RUNS=2:04]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Blacksburg]
(( [SOT 35:20]
[IN Q=Any big earthquake]

((JIMMY MARTIN/VA. TECH ENGINEERING PROFESSOR: ANY BIG EARTHQUAKE SUCH AS THIS IS CERTAINLY A HUMAN TRAGEDY. AND THAT'S WHAT WE RECOGNIZE FIRST. HOWEVER, EARTHQUAKES ARE VERY IMPORTANT FROM A LEARNING STANDPOINT. THEY'RE DIFFICULT TO STUDY. THE EFFECTS ARE DIFFICULT TO CHARACTERIZE. AND WE HAVE TO USE EVERY OPPORTUNITY WE CAN TO HAVE A REAL LABORATORY TO STUDY BY.))
[RUNS= 20]
[OUT Q=to study by .]


Jimmy Martin has studied the effects of earthquakes before...
But when he travelled to northwest Turkey this month at the request of the National Science Foundation, not only did he find devastating material damage, but an overwhelming human toll as well.
[SOT 38:59]
[IN Q=It was common to meet]

((IT WAS COMMON TO MEET PEOPLE THAT HAD LOST 40 TO 50 MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILY IN THIS EVENT. IT REALLY CHANGES THE PERSPECTIVE AND MAKES ME APPRECIATE DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF WHAT WE'RE DOING. I'VE NEVER SEEN THAT KIND OF HUMAN TRAGEDY BEFORE.))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=that kind of human tragedy before.]


From the air, and on the ground the images were striking. A row of fence posts offset by several feet... A building collapsed upon itself... port facilities in ruins.
As a specialist in geotechnical engineering... Martin and Tech graduate student Gruney Olgun were evaluating soil types... and their impact on earthquake damage.
[SOT 36:18]
[IN Q=Much of the structural damage]

(( MUCH OF THE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE THAT WE SAW WAS DUE TO INADEQUATE DESIGN, HOWEVER THE VARIOUS AREAS THAT WERE DAMAGED HEAVIEST WERE RELATED TO THE TYPES OF GEOLOGY AND SOIL CONDITION THERE.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=soil condition there.]


It may take ten years for experts to analyze all the information, but Martin says the lessons they learn from the Turkey quake may have application here in the southeastern united states, an area with similar soil structures and a substantial earthquake risk.
[SOT 51:59]
[IN Q=We've always focused on California]

((WE'VE ALWAYS FOCUSED ON CALIFORNIA, BUT THE EARTHQUAKE RISK IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES, AND ALSO WHAT'S A SURPRIZE TO MANY PEOPLE, THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES... WE'RE QUITE AT RISK TO SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES.))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=to significant earthquakes.]


And that may be a compelling argument for the earthquake engineering center that Martin and colleagues at Virginia Tech are now organizing... a center that will focus on the earthquake threat very close to home.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Blacksburg))[2Barn-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=99-33 1:28:29]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire destroyed a hay barn in Bedford county.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Firefighters were called to Elk Creek Farm around 10:15 last night. When they arrived on the scene the barn was engulfed in flames.
After battling the blaze for more than an hour it became apparent the barn could not be saved. Firefighters then decided to let the fire burn itself out. The barns owner, Wayne Newcomb was out of the town at the time, but his son said the loss could hurt the farm to the point where they may need to sell off some of the livestock.
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[2-11Sinkhole]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Sinkhole]


Good news for travelers in Interstate 81. Both southbound lanes in Augusta County are reopen this morning. A 35 foot deep sinkhole forced the lanes to be closed for nearly 36 hours while the area was excavated. The sinkhole started as a six inch depression Thursday afternoon and eventually grew 70 feet across. This was the fourth sinkhole on interstate 81 this month.

[11Asthma]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-31 1:24:22]
[GRAPHIC=Asthma]


Nearly 15 million Americans suffer from asthma -- and many people don't even know they have it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday, local physicians offered a free asthma screening at Valley View Mall.
It's all part of an effort to detect the disease early, especially in children.
For some children, if they go untreated, can suffer from irreversible lung damage.
Physicians say many people are not aware of the symptoms.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=often times it's]

((DR.GATES HOOVER/ALLERGIST: OFTEN TIMES IT'S MISDIAGNOSED. A LOT PEOPLE THINK I JUST GET A LOT OF BRONCHITIS DURING THE WINTER TIME. OTHER PEOPLE LIMIT THEMSELVES WITH EXERCISE. THEY OFTEN SAY JEES I'M GETTING TIRED, I'M GETTING OVERWEIGHT, GETTING OUT OF SHAPE OR GETTING OLD, BUT THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY TRUE. A LOT OF TIMES ASTHMA REALLY AFFECT PEOPLES LIFE STYLES))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Gates Hoover/Allergist]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=not necessarily true]
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[VO-NAT]


Some of the common symptoms associated with asthma are coughing, chest tightness, wheezing and shortness of breath.


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[11Parent-Training]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-42 8:19]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's the first of it's kind for Roanoke -- a special education conference.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The one day workshop teaches parents professional ways to improve the quality of life for those with disabilities.
53 people from around the region participated in the conference sponsored by the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center.
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[SOT 03:04:26]
[IN Q=It's giving parents and]

((DEBBIE PITTS/ROANOKE CO. PARKS AND RECREATION: IT'S GIVING PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS THE INFORMATION THEY NEED TO ADVOCATE FOR THEIR CHILDREN OR THEIR CLIENTS AND TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE GETTING THE QUALITY SERVICES THEY'RE ENTITLED TO))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Pitts/Roanoke Co. Parks and Recreation]
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[VO-NAT]


Sponsors of the workshop are hoping to make it an annual event.
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[Sega-Dreamcast]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


THERE MAY BE PROBLEMS WITH THE NEW SEGA"DREAMCAST".. HOW YOU CAN TELL IF YOUR SYSTEM HAS THEM TOO?
DEBORAH WARD SHOWS US.
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[SUPER=01-Ron Ridges/Game Doctors]
[SUPER=01-Deborah Ward/Reporting]
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[OUT Q=cbs news]

((: DID SEGA RUSH TO MEET ITS
SALES DEADLINE A CUTE
9-9-99..BUT SACRIFICE
QUALITY CONTROL ON ITS
DREAMCAST VIDEO GAME
SYSTEMS..THATS A QUESTION
SOME BUYERS ARE ASKING AFTER
HAVING TROUBLE WITH THEIR
$200 MACHINES.
"i was loading the c.d.'s
and it would just go to a
screen, wouldn't actually
load, just stop, freeze you
couldn't do anything"

RON HAPPENS TO WORK FOR
GAME DOCTORS A VIDEO GAME
RETAILER IN TOWN....THEY'VE
HAD PEOPLE RETURNING THE
SYSTEMS AND THE GAMES..SO
HAS TARGET....
IN A LETTER TO
CUSTOMERS AND POSTED ON
THEIR WEB PAGE SEGA ADMITS
THERES A PROBLEM WITH A
SMALL BATCH OF GAMES..BUT
CLAIMS ITS NOT A PROBLEM
WITH THE MACHINES
THEMSELVES. BUT RON'S NOT
SO SURE.

"now when you put it into a Ron Ridges/ freinds dreamcast it Game Doctors worked..we had a game blue
stinger...not

BUT I TALKED TO SEGA, THEY
STILL MAINTAIN ITS JUST THE
FACT THAT SOME GAMES WON'T
PLAY ON SOME MACHINES...AND
THEY'LL BE GLAD TO GIVE YOU
AN 800 NUMBER TO GET FREE
REPLACEMENT GAMES.

"while parents probably
aren't going to like this Deborah Ward the easiest way to tell if Reporting you have a problem within
the warranty period is to
rent all the games, theres
15 of them...if one doesn't
work, get a different
version of the same game, if
it still doesn't, then you
probably have a problem with
your machine, return it to
the store where you
purchased it and get a new
one. deborah ward for cbs news.))
[Anchor=Denise]
[Graphic =none]


THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN PROBLEMS WITH THE WEB BROWSERS ATTACHED TO DREAMCAST..
BUT .. SEGA HAS BEEN VERY GOOD ABOUT MAILING THE NEW WEB BROWSERS
OUT QUICKLY. JUST BE SURE TO SAVE YOUR RECEIPT AND THE BOX.