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Today on News 7 at 5, a driver in Salem is injured after she fails to see a train approaching a crossing.
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Plus 19 people are dead including an American Missionary in an explosion in the Philippines.
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Heading into a period of showers with warmer weather tossed around but not every day. We'll explain.

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President Bush says competition is key to providing health care for everyone.
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A long term lawmaker says his health has convinced him not to run for re-election.
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and a U-V-A basketball player is criticized for her protest during the playing of the National Anthem News 7 at 5 is next.

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Add Senator Bo Trumbo to the list of western Virginia lawmakers planning to retire.
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Today, the Fincastle Republican confirmed he will not seek re- election in November.
Trumbo says health problems have forced him to reassess his political future.
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Trumbo has served in the General Assembly since 1990. First elected to the House of Delegates, he won his Senate seat two years later.
Trumbo was recently diagnosed with diabetes, and says he needs to concentrate on his health.
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((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R- FINCASTLE: BECAUSE THE DISTRICT IS SO LARGE, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE YOU MEET DURING A CAMPAIGN AS WELL AS AFTERWARD, I FELT AS THOUGH TO DO THE THINGS I FELT I NEED TO DO FOR MYSELF AND MY FAMILY, THAT IT WAS TIME AT THIS POINT AND TIME TO REFOCUS.))
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In addition to Trumbo, veteran delegates Vic Thomas and Chip Woodrum have recently announced their intention to retire.
Tonight on News 7 at Six, we'll have more on their retirements, and the impact on western Virginia's political clout.
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A train hit a car in Salem this afternoon, sending one person to the hospital.
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The accident happened at a crossing on Mill Lane in the west end of the city.
The driver told police that she failed to see the gate at the crossing and tried to stop.
But the train clipped the side of her car.
Officials have not released her name, but they say she is a 44-year-old woman from Roanoke.
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Two Egyptian men charged with trying to obtain Virginia identification with false information will face charges in Richmond.
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Today a Federal judge ordered Ahmed Muhammed (El-sa-kahn) Elsakaan and his brother, Hatem Elsakaan into the custody of Federal Marshals. They will be taken to Richmond for proceedings on fraud charges.
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F-B-I agents and Roanoke police individually arrested the brothers at different times last night at the Roanoke bus station.
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Court documents say the pair provided a false address when applying for driver's license and identification cards in Richmond.
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A third suspect believed to be a friend of the brothers is also being detained by the I-N-S but he has not been charged with anything. We'll have more on that part of the story on News 7 at 6.

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An explosion in the Philippines kills at least nineteen people including four Americans- One was a missionary based out of Richmond.
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59-year old William Hyde was meeting other missionaries at the airport when the blast happened.
A backpack exploded- the blast tore through a shelter just outside the arrival terminal at the airport in (Da-voo) Davao.
Scores of people were in the shetler at the time escaping a downpour The violence comes after other extremist attacks in the south- where four rebel groups are seeking an Islamic state.
The Philippino people are mostly Roman Catholic.
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The United Nations Secretary General is calling Saddam Hussein's latest moves positive, and Russia is threatening to veto any resolution calling for military action against Iraq.
All this as more troops head toward the Gulf.
Chris Lawrence has more from Kuwait City.
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((Hundreds more Arab troops rolled into Kuwait Tuesday ..their only job, to defend the tiny country in event of war. The soldiers are joining the "Al-Jazeera Shield ", an alliance of gulf state forces building up near the border with Iraq. The Kuwaiti desert is now home to more than 200,000 American troops as well. The soldiers and marines are waiting for word from the commander-in chief. And so far, he's holding firm. Bush: For the sake of the American people, Saddam Hussein will be disarmed. Chris Lawrence: But so far, disarmed slowly piece by piece. Iraq has destroyed three more Al-Samoud 2 missiles... with close to a hundred to go. In Iraq Tuesday, a TV announcer read a letter from Saddam, in which he accused the U-S of trying to turn Arabs into slaves and promised that Iraq will defeat any invaders. The U-S military continues to mobilize as more B-52 bombers land in Britain ...within striking distance of Iraq. And officials havent given up on a plan to use Turkey as a base of deployment. They're still dangling the promise of a multi-BILLION dollar package of aid. Robert Pearson, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Without an agreement there is no financial package.
As the weeks stretch out for U.S. troops in Kuwait ...their future could be decided in New York ..where Hans Blix addresses a divided U-N security council Friday. Secretary General Kofi Annan is praising Iraqs efforts and Russia says it wont support any vote that leads to war. But if it looks like their resolution wont pass U-S and British troops may go it alone. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Kuwait.))

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Coming up next on the newscast, the topic of capping medical malpractice awards generates emotional testimony today in Congress.
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Plus on Healthcheck, we will see a new type of scale. It not only tells you how much you weigh. It also tells you how much body fat you have.
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Some doctors say they are getting away from treating patients in Emergency rooms and other high risk areas because the cost of their malpractice insurance is just too much.
The issue took centerstage today in Washington as lawmakers heard suggestions on what should be done.
Christy Feig has the details.
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President Bush says all senior citizens should have help buying prescription drugs. He says seniors must be taken care of when it comes to health care and the rising cost of that care.
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The President says he wants a senior drug discount card available immediately- and a 600 dollar yearly subsidy for low income elders.
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The President also says patients need more choices. That way insurance companies will be forced to compete for patients.
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((WHEN INSURANCE PROVIDERS COMPETE FOR A PATIENTS BUSINESS, THEY OFFER NEW TREATMENTS AND SERVICES QUICKLY. IF THEY DON'T THE PATIENT THE CUSTOMER, WILL LOOK FOR BETTER SERVICES ELSEWHERE.))
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President Bush spoke to the American Medical Association.
He says the goal is a system where all Americans have a good insurance policy and can choose their own doctor and where seniors receive the help they need.

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If you are trying to get fit or even stay fit, there is a new tool to keep you on your toes.
It is called a body fat scale.
Dr. Mallika Marshall has more.
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((19-YEAR-OLD JULIA BENNETT IS ABOUT TO FACE THE FAT. IT LOOKS LIKE JUST ANOTHER BATHROOM SCALE--BUT STEP ON IT AND YOU'LL SEE HOW FAT YOU ARE--LITERALLY. SCALES LIKE THIS--STARTING AT ABOUT $40--PROMISE TO DELIVER NOT ONLY YOUR WEIGHT, BUT ACCURATE BODY FAT INFORMATION TOO. TO SEE HOW WELL THE SCALES WORK WE ENLISTED THE HELP OF THE EXPERTS AT TUFTS NUTRITION SCHOOL- NAT:"HOW TALL ARE YOU?" WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING SCIENTIFICALLY ACCURATE BODY FAT INFORMATION--THIS SPAC -LIKE CONTRAPTION CALLED THE BOD POD--IS THE GOLD STANDARD. NAT: CLOSING POD DOOR STANDUP : THE BODY POD MEASURES HOW FAT YOU ARE BY CALCULATING HOW MUCH AIR IS DISPLACED WHEN YOU'RE INSIDE. THE SCALES--ON THE OTHER HAND--SEND A LOW LEVEL ELECTRIC CURRENT THROUGH YOUR BODY AND THEN MEASURES THE RESISTANCE. TO WORK ... BODY FAT SCALES REQUIRE A BIT OF DATA ENTRY. AFTER INPUTTING HER GENDER AND HEIGHT.... ...JULIA GETS HER RESULTS. IT SAYS SHE'S A HEALTHY 135 POUNDS--WITH A FAT QUOTIENT OF 26 PERCENT. GRAPHIC: THAT'S WELL WITHIN THE RECOMMENDATIONS. WOMEN'S BODY FAT SHOULD BE UNDER 30 PERCENT. WHILE MEN'S SHOULD BE UNDER 20 PERCENT. BUT NOW FOR THE MOMENT OF TRUTH: NAT :"NICE JOB--THAT'S PERFECT" NAT : JULIA :"OH MY GOODNESS" PERCENTAGE OF FAT: 33.5 PERCENT. NUTRITION SCIENTIST MEGAN MCCRORY SAYS ONE REASON IS THAT WHILE THE BOD POD MEASURES ENTIRE BODY VOLUME, THE SCALE ONLY MEASURES THE LOWER BODY.BUT SHE SAYS THE INFORMATION IS STILL USE
FUL. SOT DR. MEGAN MCCRORY/TUFTS SCHOOL OF NUTRITION (B-ROLLED AT END) "IT'S A GOOD METHOD FOR SOMEBODY TO USE AT HOME

AS LONG AS THEY KEEP IN MIND THE LIMITATIONS." DR. MALLIKA MARSHALL CBS NEWS. ))

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Coming up a little later on the newscast,
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[VO] we'll see what happens as party goers in New Orleans try to get the last bit of fun out of the Mardi Gras season.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a company that provides phone service to parts of our region files for bankrutpcy.
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Then in Sports, we'll see why the Roanoke Express says it is back on track.
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The phone company Ntelos is filing for bankruptcy protection.
Ntelos provides service in parts of Virginia and West Virginia as well as in Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
The company says it will provide service to all of its customers during reorganization.
As for employees, the company says they'll be paid as usual.
In other business news, it was a bad day for many investors in the stock markets.
Alexis Christoforous has the details.
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Good afternoon folks. The state basketball quarterfinals are set for the end of this week, but first we need to get through the regionals, and we will do just that tonight. Region Four finishes up down in Tazewell as Abingdon takes on Graham. Region Three is an all-Blue Ridge battle at the Salem Civic Center at seven with Cave Spring taking on Alleghany.
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And the game that a lot of folks have been waiting on all season long takes place in Daleville at Lord Botetourt. Al Copenhaver's George Wythe Maroons take on Rick Cormany and the Radford Bobcats. Tip-off is set for 7.
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The Big South conference men's and women's tournaments are in Lynchburg later this week. But the conference decided this year to play its opening round games at home sites of the higher seeded teams. Tonight at 7, Radford plays at Charleston Southern and the Liberty men play host to Coastal Carolina.

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The Roanoke Express is 6-1 and 1 over its last eight games. Steve Mason tells us why this team is rolling into the final stretch of the season with a head of steam.
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((STEVE MASON:KNOWN FOR KILLER SCORERS LIKE KOWALSKY, JAFFRAY AND PERON, THE EXPRESS IS DOING IT WITH DEFENSE. GOALIES EVAN LINDSAY AND SEBASTIEN LAPLANTE ARE PLAYING THEIR BEST HOCKEY OF THE SEASON AND THEY COULD NOT HAVE PICKED A BETTER TIME TO STEP IT UP.))
((LaPlante's solid play earned him a call up to Norfolk and Lindsay, who was mainly in a back up roll, was thrust into the starting spot. He responded by winning four in a row.)) ((EVAN LINDSAY/EXPRESS GOALIE:)) ((JASON JAFFRAY/EXPRESS 31 GOALS, 44 ASSISTS THIS SEASON:)) ((I AM HOLDING THE TOOTOO CUP, A CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY THE EXPRESS COMPETES FOR AMONGST THEMSELVES, THE STORY OF THIS VERY SPECIAL CUP AT SIX, STEVE MASON NEWS 7 SPORTS.))

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Finally tonight, a University of Virginia basketball player who turned away from the American flag during the national anthem before Sunday's home game against North Carolina says she made a mistake. 18-year-old Deidra Chatman a freshman from California says after meeting with UVa athletic director Craig Littlepage she has decided not to turn her back again.
Virginia plays N-C State in the ACC tournament's Saturday night at 7. Take care folks - I'll see you again at the top of the hour.
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Today is the last hurrah for Mardi Gras.
Stacey Case was in New Orleans where she found the party goers weren't giving up without a fight.
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((TRACK: FAT TUESDAY USHERED IN CLOUDY SKIES AND DRIZZLE---

BUT THAT DIDN'T DAMPEN THE ANNUAL MARDI GRAS PARTY IN THE CRESCENT CITY.

NAT: catching beads in camera TRACK: YEAR AFTER YEAR--
NAT: parade zulu TRACK: THE PARADES GET BETTER-- AND THE CELEBRITIES (show spike lee) KEEP COMING-- SORT OF.

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TRACK: THIS YEAR'S MARDI GRAS IS A REPORTER'S DREAM.
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I'm the king of pop

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consumer when he reads the news in the morning, it blows our minds.
TRACK: YES IT DOES. MR HOMELAND SECURITY PAID A VISIT.
SOT: got my duct tape, got my visqueen, got my bottled water they said i

needed it. so i'm ready for anything.
STAND UP: STACY CASE/REPORTING after looking around, i'm not dressed for mardi gras. i need to work on this. i'll be right back
SOUND UP FULL: reporter: you think i need a boa? clerk: a green boa reporter: green boa?
STAND UP PART II: okay, now i'm ready for mardi gras.
TRACK: WELL MAYBE SOME BEADS. NAT-- lady asking for beads TRACK: SHE KNOWS THE TRICK
SUPER: JUDY PAUL/FT MYERS, FLORIDA just smile, when you're old they'd rather have a smile.
STAND UP: i need some beads. thank youl... thank you.. TRACK: IT WORKED. NAT: parade
TRACK:THE ROWDY EXCESS RUNS THROUGH TONIGHT, PLENTY OF TIME FOR ANOTHER PASS THROUGH THE BIG EASY BEFORE ASH WEDNESDAY AND THE BEGINNING OF LENT.))


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