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Today on News 7, a local politician shakes things up in Washington. We'll have the details.
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and this year's Presidential campaign could change drastically after today's Iowa Caucus.
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A winter storm is spinning up to the south. Perhaps some flurries but generally just cold weather ahead.

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In medical news, a new sensor is developed to keep patients from waking up during surgery,
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and we'll hear some hair raising statistics linking baldness with heart disease.
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((THIS IS VOTING DAY. THIS IS THE DAY THAT PEOPLE IN IOWA GET TO MAKE THE DECISION.))
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The candidates are out braving the Iowa cold on caucus day- they hope the voters make it out.
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We've heard what the polls say. Today the People of Iowa have their say- The Iowa Caucuses are the first real test of the 2-thousand presidnetial Race-
Lee Cowan joins us live from Des Moines with the latest.
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(( With few surprises expected in the frontrunner category the focus of attention is not so much on who will WIN the Iowa caucuses but who will LOSE, and by how much.
Republican Steve Forbes has matched George W. Bushs massive spending here in Iowa, but has been losing ground.

He was always predicted to come in second, which to him would be a victory.

But a DISTANT second, could be viewed as a loss. Were coming into the last hours before the caucus

It is a similar story for the Democratic runner up, Bill Bradley who has publicly stated hed be happy with only 31 percent of the vote meaning a rejection by 7 in ten caucus goers.
Now it appears he wont even get that still a second place finish, but not a sound one.
But the favorites werent taking any chances. George W. Bush continues to worry about voter turnout.
GEORGE W. BUSH the only thing thats going to deter voter is complacency
And Al Gore although more relaxed about his commanding lead knows a weak FIRST place showing could be just as devastating as a strong SECOND place one and took to a Cedar Rapids high school to urge young voters to join the old. GORE You can turn it around, your generation.))

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For months-- questions have surrounded Congressman Virgil Goode's future plans.
Today-- the Rocky Mount lawmaker set the record straight.
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Goode announced he's leaving the Democratic party to run as an independent.
Goode says he's not at all concerned about angering Democrats because he's always voted on the issues, as he sees it, rather than along party lines.
As far as the future-- Goode says he has no plans to change his voting habits.
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Goode says he's not dissatisfied with the Democratic party-- he says voters and others that he's consulted simply feel going independent would cut down on criticism he's recently received over his voting record and whether he attends or skips various fundraisers.
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A family member says former President Ronald Reagan's health is declining. We'll have more after the break.
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and the grandmothers who came from Cuba to see six year old Elian Gonzalez may be kept away.
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The grandmothers of the little boy caught in an international custody battle are in Miami tonight.
They hope to reunite with little six year old Elian Gonzalez.
But the meeting may never happen due to security concerns. Jennifer Jones has more.
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((After a weekend of talks, pleas and meetings late this morning, the U.S. justice dept. gave these two grandmothers the OK to see their 6 year old grandson Elian Gonzalez.
They left New Jersey on a private plane with members of the National Council of Churches. Three hours later they arrived in Miami with the details of the meeting still in question.

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And waiting for their arrival, Elian's relatives, with attorneys and supporters in this house where Elian has lived since his rescue from the Florida straits thanksgiving day.
On one side two grandmothers fighting to take the young Cuban boy back to his homeland. On the other side, a family refusing to let him go, creating a emotional debate and a political tug of war. On capitol hill, some are trying to make him a citizen.

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It's a fight that began with the death of Elians mother fleeing Cuba for freedom in the US. A death the Cuban exiles in Miami do not want to be in vain.))

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One of his daughters says former President Ronald Reagan's Alzheimer's disease is getting worse.
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Maureen Reagan says she is not sure if her father can even remember being President.
She says her father cannot speak coherently anymore and his motor skills are failing.
He can no longer even function well enough to enjoy simple jigsaw puzzles.
Ronald Reagan will turn 89 next month.
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Studies have shown that men make more than women for doing the same job- but President Clinton wants to change that.
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He's asking congress for 27-million dollars to reinforce federal laws requiring employers to pay men and women the same for performing equal work.
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((WE WENT TO MAKE SURE IN EVERY FIELD OF ENDEAVOR EVERYONE KNOWS THAT THOSE WHO WORK HARD AND PLAY BY THE RULES WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO MAKE THE MOST OF THEIR ABILITIES.))
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Women currently earn an average of 75 cents for every dollar paid to men.
But the initiative would have to get through Congress.
A smiliary proposoal that would have cost less- 14 million- failed in Congress last year.

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The committee considering the future of Victory Stadium is completing its work, but the controversy surrounding plans for the Roanoke landmark may be just beginning.
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On Wednesday, the advisory committee that has been studying the city's recreation needs will present its recommendations to the public.
Included is a proposal to replace Victory Stadium with a smaller, three thousand to six thousand seat facility.
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Workshops on the future of the stadium produced a variety of proposals from the renovation of the current stadium to construction of a new stadium significantly larger than the one proposed.
Advocates of those plans say they aren't giving up the fight.
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It may seem a little early in the year to think about Dogwoods. But if it's the Dogwood Gala, the time is just right. Patrick Evans will have more.
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The Dogwood Festival doesn't roll around until springtime, but you can get involved this weekend.
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Patrick Evans joins us from the Lancerlot, which will play host to the Dogwood Festival Winter Gala this Saturday evening, and he has all the details.
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Coming up in sports, Mike Stevens takes a look at tonight's Tech-U-V-A matchup. But first on Health check, a number of defective heart valves are recalled.
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And losing your hair could be a sign of a much greater health problem.
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((DR. MICHAEL FENSTER/CARDIOLOGIST: IT WOULD NOT SEEM ROGAINE OR TOUPEES OR HAIR CLUB WOULD ELIMINATE YOUR CARDIOVASCULAR RISK.))
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Men at high risk for heart disease have another screening tool to detect the health problem.
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A new study reports baldness is linked to coronary problems. Researchers say it only applies to men who are losing hair on the tops of their heads, the crown region in the back.
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Roanoke Cardiologist Doctor Michael Fenster says one possible explanation -- bald men have elevated levels of testosterone, which could contribute to increased risks for high blood pressure and cholesterol.
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((DR. MICHAEL FENSTER/CARDIOLOGIST: IF YOU LOOK AT MEN WHO HAD SEVERE BALDNESS AT THE CROWN AND HAD A CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTOR LIKE HIGH CHOLESTEROL THEY HAD ALMOST THREE TIMES THE RISK OF THE AVERAGE POPULATION.))
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Men with hypertension and balding had an 80-percent increase for risk. Researchers say men with a receding hairline aren't at increased risk
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Implants of a fairly new type of heart valve are being stopped.
The valve's silver coating may occasionally cause it to leak.
St. Jude Medical is recalling inventories of the Silzone valves that have not been implanted.
Valves already placed in patients will not be recalled.
Company managers say the chance of leakage is not great enough to warrant removing the devices.
It does recommend that patients should be monitored regularly by their doctors.
About two percent of the valves leaked.
If you had heart surgery at either Roanoke Memorial or Lewis- Gale Hospital, you can rest easy. Neither hospital

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New technology should comfort anyone afraid of waking up in the middle of surgery. Some statistics claim that can happen as much as one percent of the time.
As Dr. Deanna Lites reports, those fears can be put to rest by a small surgical sensor.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Monday Ticker.
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After months and months of hearing about the Hokies football national championship appearance, the Virginia Cavaliers have a chance to silence Tech fans tonight when the two schools meet on the hard in mens basketball. The Game tips off at the Richmond Coliseum at 7:30
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The Cavaliers topped the Hokies 64-55 in the state's capitol last January. But the Hokies are a different team this season, especially of late, winning three of their last four.
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ame and head into this game with a 12 and 5 record.
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The VMI Keydets are also back on the Cameron Hall hardwood tonight. The Runnin' Roos take on UNC Greensboro in a seven o'clock tipoff. VMI is in desperate need of a win. They are 0-and-6 in the conference and currently in the midst of an 11 game losing streak.

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As expected the New York Jets have hired Al Groh to be their new head football coach. Groh has plenty of ties to the area. He is a former head coach at Wake Forest and his son Mike played quarterback for UVa.
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Groh is the Jets fifth head coach since 1990. He replaces Bill Parcells, the man for whom he worked last season as the Jets' linebacker coach. Groh and Parcells have worked together on and off for the past 30 years and they are still good friends. Parcells is staying with the club as head of football operations.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, Steve Mason will take us to Philadelphia and check in with George Lynch and 30 Roanoke teenagers who got watch the Sixers play and live large for a night in the City of brotherly love thanks to big George. Plus, they also got see Will Smith. And so will you tonight on News 7 at six. Take care everybody.

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Five British women claim they have become the first all female expedition to reach the South Pole.
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The set out on their journey in November and have covered nearly 700 miles with no guides in treacherous weather.
The women are due back in England next week and they hope to register their names in the Guinness Book of World records.
The equipment they carried was twice their own body weight.
To make matter worse temperatures were about 100 degrees below zero.
The women raised about 550 thousand dollars to carry out the expedition.

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*****WIPE****WIPE***
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On the other extreme, Guatemala's most active volcano erupted yesterday. The Pacaya (pah-KY'-ah) Volcano threw gas, steam and ash about 800 feet in the air.
Lava flowed down the side of the mountain in a spectular light show.
So far there are no reports of injuries or damage to property.
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