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Today on News 7 at 5, the latest proposal to improve Interstate 81 would make it a toll road for all drivers, not just the big rigs.
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Also a common breast cancer drug is helping its users in some unexpected ways.
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The coldest air of the season will arrive tonight dropping wind chills below zero. Let's prepare for the big chill tonight.

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The discovery of empty chemical warheads in Iraq fuels a war of words between Saddam Hussein and the White House.
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Plus some local police forces could lose some officers to the military.
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And a popular singer is sent to jail... again. News 7 at 5 is next.

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((THE CHEMICAL WARHEADS FOUND BY THE INSPECTORS WERE NOT, NOT, ON THE DECLARED LIST THAT IRAQ PROVIDED TO THE WORLD INDICATING WHAT WEAPONS IT SAID IT POSSESSED))
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Reaction from the White House on the finding of chemical warheads in Iraq- as yet more U-S soldiers say goodbye to loved ones and head overseas.
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More marines and sailors head overseas on this, the 12th anniversary of the Gulf War.
And on this anniversary Saddam Hussein took to the airwaves in Iraq- telling his people he's ready for a U-S attack.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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((
STOPPING SHORT OF CALLING IT THE GREENLIGHT TO ATTACK IRAQ, THE WHITE HOUSE FRIDAY SAID THE DISCOVERY OF 12 EMPTY CHEMICAL WARHEADS IN BAGHDAD IS TROUBLING AND SERIOUS. AND WARNS ITS PROOF SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS NOT DISARMED.
ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN THE REAL ISSUE HERE IS WHAT IS SADDAM HUSSEIN DOING, WHAT IS HE HIDING AND WHAT ELSE HAS HE FAILED TO LIST IN THE DECLARATION.
IRAQ ARGUES IT DID LIST THE 12 WARHEADS IN ITS 12-THOUSAND PAGE DECLARATION. CHIEF U-N WEAPONS INSPECTOR HANS BLIX, WHO MET WITH BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR AND EARLIER WITH FRENCH PRESIDENT JACQUES CHIRAC, SAID HES STILL NOT SURE WHETHER THE WARHEADS WERE MENTIONED IN IRAQS DECLARATION OR NOT. BUT HE PROMISES TO BE BLUNT WITH IRAQI OFFICIALS IN A FACE-TO-FACE MEETING THIS WEEKEND. HANS BLIX/CHIEF U-N WEAPONS INSPECTOR We feel that we need a more sincere and more proactive, to use a modern word, from the Iraqi side." SHOWING NO SIGNS OF BACKING DOWN, A DEFIANT SADDAM HUSSEIN MARKED THE 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST GULF WAR WITH A WARNING THAT IRAQI ENEMIES WILL FACE SUICIDE IF THEY ENTER BAGHDAD. BUT U-S TROOPS CONTINUE GEARING UP FOR WAR, UNLOADING ARMORED VEHICLES AND TONS OF COMBAT GEAR FROM A CARGO SHIP IN KUWAIT. KUWAIT IS A HUGE STAGING AREA FOR AMERICAN TROOPS WHO MAY SOON BE CALLED UPON TO FIGHT A WAR IN IRAQ. THE U-S HAD HOPED TO STATION TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TROOPS IN TURKEY, BUT HAVE HAD TO SCALE BACK THOSE PLANS BECAUSE THE COUNTRY WON'T GIVE THEM PERMISSION TO DO IT. AS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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As U-S troops head to the Persian Gulf, many are leaving behind jobs at home.
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Thousands of police officers are among the reservists being sent.
But, small area police departments, like Pulaski, say dealing with the loss may be difficult.
Officials there say they are already short-staffed, so losing just one person can cause problems.
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((GARY ROCHE/PULASKI POLICE CHIEF: I WOULD THINK THAT IF ROANOKE HAS ONE PERSON CALLED UP THAT AFFECTS THEM PROBABLY ONE AND ONE HALF PERCENT OF THEIR PERSONNEL. IT WOULD AFFECT ME THREE PERCENT 2:41)) ((THERE MAY BE A POINT IF WE HAVE A SERIOUS CRIME IT'LL TAKE US A WHILE TO GET TO GET TO OTHER ISSUES OR OTHER PROBLEMS 58:58))
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30-officers make up the Pulaski police department.
Roche says if the guard is activated in our area, he could lose at least two of his key officers.
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What would think of having to pay to use I-81?
The newest proposal to widen the interstate includes tolls for both cars and trucks.
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The plan from Fluor Virginia adds one lane to each side of the interstate and three toll plazas along the 325-mile corridor. Trucks would pay about 10-dollars and automobiles would be charged 3-dollars.
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((ROBERT FORESMAN/DRIVER; THREE DOLLARS DOES SOUND LIKE A HUGE COSTS BUT THE COST OF BUILDING THE ROADWAY IS GOING TO BE EXTRAORDINARY I WOULD WANT THEM TO AT LEAST LOOK AT THE POSSIBILITIES OF PROVIDING SOME ALTERNATIVE FOR THOSE DRIVERS WHO ARE COMMUTING ON A DAILY BASIS TO AND FROM THEIR JOBS.))
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Fluor Virginia officials say their plan is cheaper, faster and more environmentally friendly than the competing plan from Star Solutions. That company wants to improve the highway by adding truck only lanes in which a toll would be imposed ... something the truck industry opposes. V-DOT says they would like to have a decision made by this September. Coming up at 6 - we will reaction to the plans from local lawmakers.
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The snow may have stopped, but V-DOT crews are still working to make roads safe for drivers.
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The low temperatures and severe wind are making it tough for VDOT in some areas.
Secondary roads and subdivision streets still have icy spots and some frozen slush. Interstates and primary highways are VDOT's main concern. Interstates 81 and 77 are clear with some slick spots. Primary routes such as 460 and 114 in the New River Valley are in fair condition. A large part of those roads is still covered in packed snow. V-DOT encourages you to allow for extra travel time if you have to leave home tonight.
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First it was West Virginia, now doctors in New Jersey are planning a work stoppage in protest of rising malpractice insurance premiums.
Could Virginia be next?
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Joy Sutton spoke with the medical director of Lewis-Gale clinic to get some answers.
Joy what did you find out?
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Jean,
Lewis-Gale Clinic's medical director says it's not likely that it will happen here.
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He says Virginia is ahead of most the country in tort reform laws. Unlike some states, Virginia has a cap on the amount someone can get for pain and suffering in a malpractice suit.
But he says more needs to be done to keep the premiums from continuing to go up.
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(( The insurance premium for doctors at Lewis Gale Clinic increased 15-percent this year. While that might seem like a lot, the clinic's medical director say it's nothing compared to what other doctors are facing.
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((WE HAVE A LOW RATE BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF SUITS SO WE'RE LUCKY THAT WAY. BUT A LOT OF DOCTORS IN VIRGINIA AND OTHER PLACES THEIR RATES HAVE GONE UP A 100 PERCENT OR 200 PERCENT)) [RUNS14]
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Baum says costly malpractice suits are forcing insurance companies to pass their losses on to the doctors.
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((IT GET'S IN THE WAY OF THE PHYSICIAN PATIENT RELATIONSHIP BECAUSE YOU'RE NEVER SURE WHO IS GOING TO DO WHAT EVEN IF YOU PRACTICE GOOD MEDICINE AND THINK YOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING AND OTHER PEOPLE YOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING YOU CAN GET SUED A LOSE EVERYTHING YOU'VE EVER WORKED FOR )) [RUNS15]
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Virginia does have a 1-65 million dollar cap on pay outs for pain and suffering, but that amount goes up every year.

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((AND WILL CONTINUE TO RISE 50-THOUSAND A YEAR UNTIL IT MAXES OUT AT 2MILLION, WHERE ACCORDING TO CURRENT LAW IT WILL STAY. THAT SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF AND IT IS BUT COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY IT'S PROBABLY ABOUT AS GOOD AS IT GETS )) [RUNS16]
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Baum say in the long run it's the patient who ends up paying more. ))
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The President did announce yesterday that he wants to put a ceiling on malpractice awards.
Tonight on News 7 at 6 we'll tell what else Doctor Baum believes can be done to address the issue.
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Jean,

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Coming up next on the newscast, a common cancer drug gives birth to a new use. [Comm 1]

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Breast cancer treatments can sometimes damage a woman's chances of having children. But as Dr. Mallika Marshall tells us, help could be on the way from an unexpected source.
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((ELIZABETH ADAMS HAS BEEN ON AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS

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THERE WAS SOMETHING ON THE MAMMOGRAM-THERE WERE CALCIFICATIONS THAT NEEDED TO BE INVESTIGATED.
THE CALCIFICATIONS TURNED OUT TO BE BREAST CANCERSO AT THE AGE OF 40 SHE FACED SURGERY, POSSIBLE CHEMOTHERAPY, RADIATION...AND THE DAMAGE THEY CAUSE TO THE OVARIES. BUT SHE DIDNT WANT TO GIVE UP HER DREAM OF HAVING A BABY.

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BUT TRYING TO GET PREGNANT IS A CATCH-22 FOR BREAST CANCER PATIENTS. FERTILITY MEDICATIONS --INCREASE-- A WOMANS ESTROGEN LEVELS TO HELP HER PRODUCE MORE EGGS AND CONCEIVE YET CANCER SPECIALISTS OFTEN TRY TO --REDUCE-- A WOMANS ESTROGEN LEVELS TO HELP HER FIGHT BREAST CANCER.
BEFORE DAMAGING TREATMENT -- ELIZABETH AND A HANDFUL OF OTHER WOMEN ENTERED A VERY SMALL FERTILITY STUDY IN NEW YORK CITY- TRYING TO DO BOTH. IT USED THE DRUG TAMOXIFEN ...WELL-KNOWN FOR ITS SUCCESS AGAINST BREAST CANCER....AND RELATED TO THE COMMON FERTILITY DRUG: CLOMID.

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WHAT WE FOUND IS THAT WHEN YOU USE TAMOXIFEN-THE YIELD OF EGGS AND EMBRYOS WAS MUCH HIGHER. IT WAS APPROXIMATELY THREE TIMES HIGHER THAN IN NATURAL CYCLE PATIENTS.
STILL-- OTHERS IN THE FERTILITY FIELD-AS WELL AS THE STUDYS AUTHORS ADMITTHERES MORE RESEARCH TO BE DONE.

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THE ADVANTAGE TO TAMOXIFEN IS THEORETICALLY AND ONLY THEORETICALLY ITS A SAFER DRUG FOR THESE PATIENTS THAN WE CURRENTLY USE-BUT THATS REALLY WHERE THE INVESTIGATION SHOULD BE FOCUSED. HOW RISKY ARE OUR CURRENT TREATMENTS? THEY MAY BE BETTER BUT WE DONT KNOW YET.
THE MESSAGE TODAY IS THAT BREAST CANCER PATIENTS STILL CAN HAVE FAMILIES JUST LOOK AT ELIZABETHSHES DUE IN THE SPRING. DR. MALLIKA MARSHALL CBS NEWS.))

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An event at Tanglewood Mall is hoping to pamper all those who attend. But unlike most fundraisers, this one is just for women.
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Brent Watts joins us this afternoon with more on next Friday's Gathering Of The Goddesses.
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Jean proceeds from this event benefit the Children's Advocacy Center of the Roanoke Valley. Joining me this afternoon is Janice Dinkins and Leah Russell.
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Stay with us, there is more News 7 at 5 to come.
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[VO] Up a little later, singer Bobby Brown is trouble with a judge for a performance at the American Music Awards.
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Up next in our Marketwatch report, we will see if the stock markets can end the week on a positive note.
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Then in Sports, the Roanoke Dazzle loses a key part of the team.
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Wall Street has posted its first losing week for the year.
The latest selling followed cautious outlooks from Microsoft, I-B-M and General Electric.
Ed Crane has more.
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Welcome folks to the Friday Ticker. Usually this time of year folks are completely consumed by ACC hoops, but the folks in Charlottesville can't wait for football season to start.
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The Cavs' dominating performance in the Continental Tire Bowl catapulted UVa in the top 25 polls, and the Sporting News actually put UVa five sports ahead of Tech in its final Top 25. Today - UVa released its schedule for the 2003 season.
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[go to pinnacle first half of schedule] The first half of the season - the Cavs open at home with Duke and play four of their first six games on the road - including out of conference visits to South Carolina and Western Michigan.
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[go to pinnacle second half of schedule] The Cavs open the second of their 12 games with home games against Florida State and Troy State and they close at home against the Hokies on the 29th of November. The schedule also includes a Thursday night game at Maryland on ESPN.
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The Roanoke Dazzle swings back into action tomorrow night hoping to win its sixth straight game. But the team will not have the services of 7 footer Kareem Poole.
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Today the National Basketball Development League terminated Poole's NBDL contract effective immediately for violating league policy. Poole averaged 3 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assists in the nine games he played with the Dazzle. He also was suspended last season when he played with Columbus.
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With pre-season testing in the books, NASCAR teams have just about a month to find some more speed before the Daytona 500.
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Ward Burton could afford to stick his chest out this week at Daytona as the defending 500 champ. While he joined an elite group of drivers by winning, Ward says it wasn't a life changing experience.
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There is plenty of action from the college hardwood and NFL for you this weekend right here on Your Hometown Station.
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[go to pinnacle 12997] Tomorrow - the Virginia Cavaliers return to action in the ACC as they play their second straight road game. The Cavs take on Clemson at three. We will then join Indiana and Illinois in progress right after that one is over, and finally on Saturday night it's back to the ACC for the Wolfpack and Florida State at 8.
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[go to pinnacle 12998] And Sunday - don't forget that the AFC championship is in prime time here on WDBJ-7. The Raiders and the Titans tee it up at 6:30 - with coverage from CBS beginning at six o'clock Sunday with the NFL Today.
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And we hope you join us at the top of the hour for a brand new segment we hope to bring your way every Friday on News 7 at Six during the basketball season.
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[GO TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE 6157] It's called the Atlantic Coast Conference Connection. Each Friday we'll hit the hardwood for the latest in ACC basketball. Steve Mason will have our first installment tonight on News 7 at Six.
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At the top of the hour - we'll visit with Tech men's coach Ricky Stokes who is desperately in need of win with Providence and UVa on the horizon. Take care everybody and have super weekend. [GO TO BREAK]


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Singer Bobby Brown is heading to jail- A judge sentenced him today to eight days behind bars-
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and ordered him not to drive for a year.
Brown pleaded guilty today to a 1996 drunken driven charge in (De-cab) DeKalb County, Georgia. The judge issued a warrant for Brown's arrest this week because Brown left Georgia to perform at the American Music Awards in L-A on Monday. That violated his probation.
The 33-year old singer is married to Whitney Houston.
Brown's best known for his songs My Perogative and Every Little Step.
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