Hey, awesome design! ;D If you can, I would suggest working with the contrast levels a little to lighten the paper and the highlights to white, but don't do it if you're going to lose all your value in the process. I always have a problem with that since my drawings/prints tend to have light value in places. Anyway kutgw, keep uploading, and welcome to da.
Yeah I'm having the same problem myself. My boyfriend's office just got windows Vista so I have to wait for them to reinstall their scanner b4 I can come to "visit" and use their equipment. Until then I'm waiting to scan my tonal stuff; it's just not worth it.