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Today on News 7 at Five, we will meet the Roanoke couple who won the recent 20 MILLION dollar lottery.
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Also students at Radford University learn how much the state budget crisis is going to cost them.
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We start to dry out a bit on Thursday and temperatures will be closer to 60. Details just ahead.

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Also rescue workers end their search for a missing 75 year old woman presumed lost in the flood,
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and on Health Check, researchers say there is a difference in the quality of health care provided to minorities.
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Students at Radford University learn just how much the state's budget problem is going to push up tuition.
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Radford University revealed the increases today...
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The school's Board of Visitors approved a 9-percent hike for Virginia students and a 6-percent raise for those out of state.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon was at the meeting today and joins us with more ...Rachel?
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Jean, like all Virginia state schools this year....Radford was given a challenge of meeting budget reductions. They're raising 1.3 million dollars with tuition hikes. Virginia students will pay 145-dollars more and for those from out of state it's an increase of 454-dollars.
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((JAY POOLE/RU BOARD OF VISITORS; EVEN WITH THE INCREASES WE APPROVED TODAY THE TOTAL TUITION IS LESS THAN THE TUITION WAS IN 1992 WHICH IS REMARKABLE SO IT STILL IS AN AFFORDABLE UNIVERSITY. ))
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Officials say tuition at Virginia's colleges and universities was frozen in 19-96 and even reduced in 19-99....and that's a reason why even with the hike, they still see it as affordable. Now Radford is being asked to meet a 7-percent reduction in state funds. That's about 2-point-seven-million dollars...so on top of the hikes...the school must find an additional 1-point four-million dollars.
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Officials say because of that there will be quote... "pain" at the university.....
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Jean, meaning cuts in programs and departments and maybe even faculty taking on a heavier work load.

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The mystery couple from Roanoke stepped forward today to claim the 21- million dollar lottery jackpot.
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Jimmy and Cindy Tran won the Lotto South jackpot earlier this month after buying the winning ticket at the Kroger on Brambleton Avenue. The Trans own a nail salon in downtown Roanoke and they say wanted to meet with financial advisors before stepping forward.
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((WE WAS TRYING TO GET EVERYTHING READY, SEE AN ADVISOR AND WHAT WE SHOULD DO WITH IT AND TALK TO FRIENDS, EVERYONE KNEW BUT WE WERE JUST GOING TO TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME.))
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The Trans are from Vietnam... Jimmy arrived in the United States in 1979-- His wife, Cindy, came to Virginia in 1994.
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When a 13 year old was hit by a hockey puck over the weekend, most people thought she would be all right- But the teenager died a couple of days later.
Tonight an autopsy is shedding more light on Brittanie Cecil's death.
Gretchen Carlson has more.
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((Brittanie Cecil would have turned 14-years-old today. Instead, her autopsy report was released. The cause of death -- damage to an artery when the teen's head snapped back after being hit with a puck.
The 8th-grader from Ohio had received a ticket to the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey game Saturday night as an early gift for her birthday. Early in the game, Espen Knutsen, a player on the home team, hit a shot that richoted off another players stick then flew over the glass hitting Brittanie in the head. Brian Ross -- Eyewitness I saw it hit the girl, but right away the usher was there saying we need assistance. Brittanie managed to stand and even walk away before being sent to Children's Hospital. Witnesses say the tone inside the arena was that the injury was not that serious. Mike Arache - Columbus Dispatch Reporter In this case she got up and the crowd waited to see if she was ok, there was a nice round of applause and things went on as before. But by Monday afternoon, Brittanie went into a coma and died. Besides damage to an artery, the coroner says a vicious cycle of clotting and swelling of the brain led to her death. Doug MacLean - Columbus Blue Jackets Gen. Mgr. Our fans mean the world for us and this loss has had a profound affect on the entire blue jackets family. While rare, a few fans in Canada have been killed at hockey games -- and every ticket for an NHL game contains a warning about the threat of pucks coming into the crowd. Still, the death of Brittanie Cecil is bound to bring new questions about the safety of spectators at hockey games. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York.))

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The Search has been called off for a woman who may have been caught in raging flood waters.
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Wise County officials thought it may be too dangerous for the 30 rescuers who were looking for the woman.
The search began on Monday after relatives reported the woman missing-
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((ROBERT ANDERSON JR./ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF: THE WATER WAS REALLY SWIFT AND THE EMBANKMENT REALLY STEEP, ANYBODY COULD HAVE FALLEN IN.. VERY VERY DANGEROUS AND THIS SITUATION IS VERY VERY DANGERIOUS. SO I URGE ANYBODY NOT TO GET AROUND THE SWIFT WATER CONDITIONS.))
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Rescuers did ground searches and the river was dragged, but no sign of the missing woman.

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Still to come on the newscast, a military training accident has taken the life of one soldier and injured more than a dozen others,
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[VO] And on Health Check Joy Sutton will show us the best way to beat one of the leading causes of cancer deaths.
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A military accident at Fort Drum, New York kills one soldier and injures 14 others.
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The accident happened during a training exercise at the Army base- when two artillery rounds fell short- landing near a mess tent where soldiers were eating breakfast.
Some of the injured soldiers are hospitalized with what are described as "major shrapnel" wounds.
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((OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHIES GO OUT OT THE FAMILIES OF THE LOVED ONES AND SOLIDERS THAT WERE INJURED AND THE ONE THAT KILLED.))
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According to a spokesman the soldiers had almost no warning, since the incoming shells would not have made any sound before they exploded.
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[5-Race-health]


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A new study by the Institute of Medicine says minorities in America are receiving lower quality health care than white patients.
Correspondent Teri Okita has more from Washington.
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((MOST PATIENTS WOULD LIKE TO THINK THEIR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ARE COLOR-BLIND. BUT A NEW REPORT BY THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE SHOWS JUST THE OPPOSITE. FINDINGS SHOW MINORITIES ESPECIALLY AFRICAN-AMERICANS GET WORSE HEALTH CARE THAN WHITES.

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of the evidence supporting disparities. (:07)

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TRACK: FOR INSTANCE, IN THE E-R, BLACKS ARE ONE-AND-A-HALF TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE DENIED AUTHORIZATION BY THEIR MANAGED-CARE PROVIDERS. IN PATIENTS WITH LUNG CANCER, 76-PERCENT OF WHITES GOT SURGERY COMPARED TO 64-PERCENT OF BLACKS. AND FOR EVERY 100-WHITE PATIENTS WHO HAD A PROCEDURE TO UNCLOG THEIR HEARTS, ONLY 74 AFRICAN-AMERICANS DID.

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STANDUP: Even when factors like insurance, income, age, and health conditions were exactly the same, the report STILL finds differences between the two groups when it comes to health care. (:11)

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SOT: We want people to understand that they need to become informed and

to advocate for themselves, their family members, and themselves. (:07)
TRACK: THE CHALLENGE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ISN'T IN THE FINDINGS, ITS IN ELIMINATING RACIAL LINES. THE COMMITTEE IS PRESCRIBING CHANGES IN EVERYTHING FROM HEALTH INSURANCE TO RECRUITMENT OF MORE MINORITIES INTO MEDICINE TO EDUCATING THE PUBLIC.

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SOT: We have a health care system that's the pride of the world, but this

report clearly documents that the playing field is not level. (:07)
TRACK: THIS ISN'T THE FIRST STUDY TO REACH THE SAME CONCLUSION, BUT RESEARCHERS SAY ITS A DEFINITE WAKE-UP CALL FOR BOTH HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND PATIENTS. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States.
But one local doctor says no one has to die from colon cancer because there is a test that can detect it early.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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Jean, You're risk of getting colon cancer dramatically increase after the age of 50.
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That's why one local doctor recommends getting a colonoscopy every 10 year after the age of 50. And he says those with a family history of cancer may need to start earlier.
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Don Sutton knows he's at increased risk for colon cancer. That's why he's not taking any chances --this is the third time he's had a colonoscopy.
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((EVERYTHING I READ IS EARLY DETECTION. FIND OUT EARLY AND YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT)) [RUNS08]
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Inside the (in-dos-co-pee) endoscopy suite at Lewis Gale Medical Center he is given a sedative to make him comfortable during the procedure.
Gastroenterologist Jon Bern prepares for the colonoscopy.
He inserts a flexible tube with a video camera on the end inside the rectum until it reaches the small intestines --this allows him to see a very detailed picture of the colon.
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((IT DETECTS APPROXIMATELY 98 PERCENT OF CANCER AND ITS ALSO DETECTS PRECANCEROUS POLYPS WHICH CAN BE REMOVED AND YOU NEVER GET CANCER. THAT'S WHY THIS TEST IS SO IMPORTANT)) [RUNS08]
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On his journey through Sutton's colon --he finds a polyp --it's the elevated bump scene here. He removes and burns it with an electric current.
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Removing this polyp is critical because polyps turn into cancer over the course of about 10 years.
That's why Doctor Bern says there is plenty time to intervene and no should have to die from colon cancer.
He says even if cancer is found--like seen on this colon, there is still a good chance of survival if caught early.
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((THE CURE RATE CAN BE NEARLY 100 PERCENT ONCE CANCER HAS SPREAD TO LYMPH NODES THEN IT DROP TO ABOUT 60 PERCENT. ONCE IT'S SPREAD MORE WIDELY THEN SURVIVAL IS DRAMATICALLY REDUCED)) [RUNS15]
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Bern says there are some risks with the procedure which include poking a hole in the bowel and bleeding --but he says they are relatively low.
They're risks Sutton is willing to take because this test could save his life.
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((I THINK THE STATISTICS ARE SHOWING THAT OVER THE PAST DECADE WHERE DEATH BY CANCER HAVE GONE DOWN SIMPLY BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE PAYING MORE ATTENTION THEIR OWN HEALTH)) [RUNS10]
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Medicare does cover screening and because of recent law most insurance companies in Virginia do as well.
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Jean,

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Someone recently told Patrick Evans to go fly a kite. Today, he took them up on the offer.
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Coming up this weekend, the skies over Poplar Forest will look more like they belong to Benjamin Franklin's summer home, not Thomas Jefferson's.
Patrick Evans has a preview of Kite Day, which takes place on Saturday from Noon to four.
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Coming up a little later,
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[VO] we will see how the generous donation of some local students will make life easier for children in the hospital.
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On Wall Street today, analysts blamed concerns over rising interest rates for pushing the stock markets lower. Alexis Christoforous has that and more in today's Marketwatch.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Wednesday ticker.
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The Salem Avalanche begins defense of last years Carolina League Mills Cup championship April fifth at Salem Memorial Stadium against the Potomac Cannons.
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Today, the team held media day at the Cornerstone restaurant. Major League stars Larry Walker and Todd Helton along with the entire Colorado organization presented the Avalanche with their championship rings out in Arizona recently. This year's team will have a lot of new faces.
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The rainy weather this week has slowed the progress of area high school softball teams, but rest assured that once things dry out, Amherst County will again be making some noise in the Seminole district.
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The Lancers have been a perennial playoff participant in the past decade, and this year the team will look to continue that success and post season trend with a new head coach in Larry Thomas.
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Thomas would have liked to have inherited a few more experienced players, but like all good coaches he knows what it takes to be successful.
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The Road to the Final Four resumes right here this Thursday night with doubleheader action from the Sweet 16.
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[go to pinnacle 6998] The games begin Thursday night with Duke and Indiana from the South region with coverage beginning at 7:30. The second game has Pittsburgh and Kent State - a team that has now won 20 straight contests.
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[go to pinnacle 6999] Friday night U-Conn carries the Big East banner against one of the remaining Cinderellas - Southern Illinois and former Hokie Rolan Roberts. And Friday night late - Maryland takes on Kentucky. All the action is right here on WDBJ-7.
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More on the Avalanche coming up at six and Jean will be back in a moment.

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Some Botetourt County high school students are trying to make hospital visits more fun for kids with cancer.
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The Lord Botetourt students came to Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital bearing gifts.
The students raised one-thousand dollars in 10 days for the pediatric cancer center.
They also donated two Sony Playstations and a stack of DVDs.
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((CARON LEONARD/LORD BOTETOURT JUNIOR: WE HAVE A FRIEND OF OURS THAT GOES TO SCHOOL AND HE HAD CANCER AND HE SAID THAT'S WHAT HE SPENT MOST OF HIS TIME DOING IS PLAYING PLAYSTATION. SO, WE DECIDED WHY NOT?))
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((DR. DARRYL LONGEE/COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: THIS IS GOING TO MAKE A LOT OF KIDS VERY HAPPY. IT'S GOING TO MAKE THEIR TIME UP HERE MUCH BETTER, MUCH EASIER FOR THEM.))
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The students' government teacher Greg Hupp inspired the fundraiser.
His three year old daughter was treated for cancer at the pediatric center.
The hospital staff says the video games help kids relax during transfusions and long cancer treatments.
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