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Today on News 7 at 5, war with Iraq appears imminent as Saddam Hussein rejects President Bush's demand he leave the country.
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Plus protestors on both sides of the fence demonstrate in Lynchburg.
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A few isolated showers tonight will usher in a much cooler day tomorrow. Well check out your hometown forecast in just a bit.

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Two hundred workers in our region are losing their jobs. We'll explain why.
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In Washington, a North Carolina tobacco farmer holds police at bay with what he says is a bomb.
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Plus Roanoke police are investigating a murder. News 7 at 5 is next.

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The clock is ticking for Saddam Hussein- 27 hours for him to leave the nation or face military combat.
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((ARI FLEISCHER: SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS LED IRAQ TO MANY MISTAKES IN THE PAST PARTICULARLY DEVELOPING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. SADDAM HUSSEIN WILL MAKE HIS FINAL MISTAKE.))
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
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As the hours tick toward the deadline- the military moves into place and the forces are beefed up here in the homeland too.
Security is high around the nation as part of Operation Liberty Shield. We will talk more about that in a moment, but first no sign that Saddam Hussein is about to leave his country.
Aleen Sirgany is following the story. She joins us live from Washington with the latest.
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(( SADDAM HUSSEIN NOW HAS LITTLE MORE THAN A DAY TO LEAVE BAGHDAD OR FACE WAR. BUT, WEARING HIS MILITARY UNIFORM ON TV FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE PERSIAN GULF WAR IN 1991, HE SAYS HE'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE. AND ONE OF HIS SONS WARNS.... QUOTE..."THE WIVES AND MOTHERS OF THOSE AMERICANS WHO WILL FIGHT US WILL WEEP BLOOD, NOT TEARS." MOHAMMED ALDOURI/IRAQI AMBASSADOR: There will be killing destruction, both sides. Your guys, our guys, and without reason THE U-S TODAY UNVEILED ITS PARTNERS IN WAR. 45 MEMBERS MAKE UP A COALITION OF THE WILLING, ONLY 30 WHO ARE WILLING TO SAY SO PUBLICLY. THOSE COUNTRIES INCLUDE AFGHANISTAN, EL SALVADOR, ETHIOPIA AND POLAND.
MOST OF THE COUNTRIES ARE NOT SENDING GROUND TROOPS, BUT WILL OFFER OTHER SUPPORT. ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN In terms of actual active combat, there will be very, very few countries. In terms of providing the necessary means of basing or overflight (BUTT TO) it'll be a rather large number.
EVEN FRANCE MAY ASSIST IF IRAQ USES WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. THE WHITE HOUSE CALLED THE ANNOUNCEMENT - "NOTABLE".
BUT RUSSIA CONTINUES TO INSIST THAT A WAR WOULD THREATEN THE INTERNATIONAL COALITION AGAINST TERRORISM. PRESIDENT BUSH'S STRONGEST ALLY, TONY BLAIR, DISAGREES. TONY BLAIR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER. It could hardly be more important. It will determine the pattern of international politics for the next generation. THE PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO ADDRESS THE NATION AGAIN, AFTER WAR BREAKS OUT...THIS TIME FROM THE OVAL OFFICE. NO WORD ON WHEN THAT...OR THE WAR... WILL HAPPEN. Aleen SIRGANY CBS NEWS WASHINGTON NOW BACK TO YOU.))

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Meanwhile Americans are told to be on the alert for possible terrorist attacks.
Extra Security at home will affect everything from borders to the food we eat.
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Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge says Operation Liberty Shield includes beefed up security at seaports, airports, and railways.
It also means restricted flights over New York and other large cities.
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((TOM RIDGE/HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY: THERE WILL BE INCREASED COAST GUARD PATROLS NEAR OUR KEY PETROLEUM AND CHEMICAL FACILITIES AND MORE SECURITY AT FACILITIES HANDLING RADIOACIVE MATERIALS.))
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Ridge says steps are also being taken to protect financial networks- and the food supply.
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((RIDGE: THERE WILL BE GREATER INSPECTION OF IMPORTED FOOD. THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE HAS ALERTED EMPLOYEES AND REPRESENTATIVES THROUGHT THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY TO TAKE EXTRA PREACAUSTIONS TO MONITOR FEED LOTS, STOCKYARDS, PROCESSING PLANTS, IMPORT AND STORAGE AREAS.))
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Governor Mark Warner followed President Bush's lead by increasing Virginia's threat level to Code Orange. He says citizens will notice visible changes.
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One place where the extra security was noticeable was at the State Capitol.
Bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in today to check for explosives.
And police stood at the gate turning visitors away.
The grounds remain open but tours of the Capitol have been discontinued as a result of the new threat level.
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((MAJOR MICHAEL JONES/VIRGINIA CAPITOL POLICE: YOU'RE SEEING AN INCREASED VISIBILITY OF OUR OFFICERS. YOU'RE SEEING A PRESENCE OF UNIFORMED OFFICERS ALL OVER THE CAPITOL. WE WANT PEOPLE TO FEEL COMFORTED BY THAT. WE WANT THEM TO KNOW WE'RE THERE IN CASE SOMETHING HAPPENS.))
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The governor says Virginians may also notice more state troopers patrolling critical structures such as bridges and tunnels.
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Despite the anticipated arrival of war, anti-war protesters continue to push for peace.
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In Lynchburg, peace activists have picketed in front of Monument Terrace for the past eighteen months, hoping for a less violent solution to the world's problems.
They say America needs to hear their message now more than ever.
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((CHRIS BARRETT/PROTESTER: AND SO I HOLD A SIGN TODAY THAT SAYS OBEY GOD, NOT CAESAR AND I DON'T THINK GOD GOES WITH THE U-S IN THIS WAR, NOT THAT GOD IS WITH IRAQ EITHER, GOD IS ON THE SIDE OF PEACE AND WE CONTINUE TO PRAY AND WE CONTINUE TO VIGIL FOR PEACE.)) (( WE HAVE FOUGHT AND DIED FOR THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, SO THAT'S WHAT FREE SPEECH IS ALL ABOUT. (53) AND THESE WAR PROTESTERS OUT THERE, THAT'S PART OF BEING AMERICA, WE'LL FIGHT TO THE END TO DEFEND THE RIGHT TO DO THIS EVEN THOUGH WE MIGHT NOT PERSONALLY AGREE WITH IT, I DON'T PERSONALLY.))
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Anti-war protesters picket on Tuesdays, while a local veterans group and war supporters has been gathering on Fridays.
Both groups plan to keep up that schedule if and when the war begins.
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A textile company with a long history in our area is shutting down.
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Stillwater Incorporated has operating for close to 75-years. The owner says they can no longer compete with foreign textile companies. Stillwater's three locations in Goshen, Augusta Springs and Craigsville will close within a month or so. Two hundred people are losing their jobs.
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((JOSEPH HANNAGAN/STILLWATER INC. GM; IT'S GOING TO DEVASTATE THE COMMUNITY HERE BECAUSE EVEN AT THAT WE WERE MUCH HIGHER IN EMPLOYMENT OVER THE YEARS IT JUST KEPT GOING DOWN AND DOWN BUT EVEN TODAY WITH THAT EMPLOYMENT IT'S A TWO AND A HALF MILLION DOLLAR PAYROLL SO IT'S GOT TO DEVASTATE SOME OF THE BUSINESSES IN THE AREA TOO.))
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Stillwater is working with the state to arrange extended benefits and re-training for employees. The company is up for sale, but officials say given the current market, it's unlikely a buyer will emerge. One Goshen family has five members employed at the plant, we'll hear their story on News 7 at 6.
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Roanoke Police say they are investigating the death of a Roanoke man as a homicide.
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The 52-year old man was found in a parking lot on Orange Avenue shortly after ten o'clock last night.
Police aren't releasing the cause of death, but workers in the area said they believe the victim was a homeless man who may have been beaten.
Authorities say they will release his name once they have notified his relatives.
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A judge decides if an anti-abortionist is guilty of the murder of an abortion doctor. We'll have the details next.
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plus a North Carolina tobacco farmer is holding police in the nation's capitol at bay. He is threatening to detonate a bomb near the Washington Monument.
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A judge in Buffalo, New York has convicted an anti-abortion extremist of murdering a doctor in Buffalo.
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James Kopp faces a maximum of 25 years to life for the sniper killing of abortion doctor Barnett Slepian in 1998.
Kopp had admitted shooting the doctor -- but said he only wanted to injure him and keep him from performing abortions.
But the judge who heard the case found him guilty of intentionally killing Slepian.
Kopp is also a suspect in the non-fatal shootings of four other abortion providers in Canada and New York.
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The District Attorney in Salt Lake City has filed formal charges against the couple accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart.
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Brian Mitchell and Wanda Barzee face charges of agravated kidnapping, burglary and sexual assault.
It was the first time authorities acknowledged that Elizabeth was sexually abused during her nine month ordeal.
Mitchell has told his attorney that he considers the 15-year-old girl his wife and her disappearance was a call from God.
Bail for Mitchell and Barzee was set at 10 MILLION dollars apiece.
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A tobacco farmer drove his tractor to the nation's capitol- and claimed he has explosives on board.
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Park police don't know if this tobacco farmer is just blowing smoke, but they're not taking any chances.
They've closed several streets near the Capitol.
It was yesterday afternoon that this all started.
Dwight Watson drove his John Deere right into a pond at Constitution gardens which is near the Washington monument.

The standoff's been going on now for more than 24 hours.
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A Radford University Professor is developing a system to help people suffering with memory loss or Alzheimer's.
50-percent of seniors over the age of 85 have mild symptoms of memory loss, so his research could help a number of people.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us to explain
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Jean,
The process involves creating a power point presentation.
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Right now it's being developed on people who don't have memory loss.
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It's been said a picture is worth a thousand words --but Doctor Tom Pierce is hoping it will also be worth just as many memories.
Jean Scott recorded a story with the more than 8-hundreds pictures in her power point presentation.
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The same was true for Nickie DiSalvo.
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Doctor Pierce hopes this will have the same impact on people with memory loss.
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In the coming months Doctor Pierce plans to start this same process on patients with memory loss.
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((IF WE COMPARE PEOPLE WHO ARE USING THESE TYPES OF REMINDERS OVER TWO TO THREE YEAR PERIOD AND COMPARE THEM TO PEOPLE WHO AREN'T. I THINK PEOPLE USING THIS PROGRAM WILL HAVE BETTER MEMORY)) [RUNS15]
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If you'd like to participate in the study call 540-831-5444.
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Jean,
You must live in the New River Valley.
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Coming up a little later in the newscast,
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we'll tell you some say the repair bills for the new crop of high dollar cars can leave owners shelling out more dollars.
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Coming up today in Sports, we'll tell you why the Cavaliers head coach is happy just to have his team playing in the post season. Stay with us. [Comm 3]

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday ticker. The sports world is an insignificant player when it comes to the country going to war, but never the less, a number of major events are holding their breath in anticipation of what might happen in the coming days. The NCAA has scheduled a newsconference for 6pm eastern time tonight to discuss what it might do the NCAA basketball tournament should the country go to war right in the middle of the event. There has been talk of actually postponing the NCAA tournament a week, but early this afternoon folks at the Superdome in New Orleans - the site of the Final Four - said they had not heard a word.
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Also, major league baseball has some issues. This year's season was supposed to open up in Japan. The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics are scheduled to leave later this week for a two-game series beginning March 25th. The teams actually would be in the air at the time President Bush's 48 hour ultimatum expires.
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As of now, everything is on schedule at Bristol this weekend.

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The Virginia Men's basketball team earned a bid to the NIT where the 15 and 15 Cavaliers will meet Brown University Wednesday night at 7:30 at University Hall. Actually the Cavs were lucky to get a bid after finishing the season with one win in their last nine games. Despite yet another disapoitning finish - Pete Gillen is excited for another chance to compete.
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The Virginia-Brown game will not be televised on Wednesday night. We will of course have highlights for you on News 7 at 11 tomorrow night.

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Bonnie Henrickson and the Virginia Tech Hokies continue to prepare for Georgia Tech in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
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Perhaps no one knows the Yellow Jackets better than Amy Lingenfelder, who transferred from Atlanta to Blacksburg two years ago. She's best friends with Sonja Mallory, Georgia Tech's leading scorer.
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[wipe to pinnacle 12997] The Virginia Tech women will have to get to bed early on Friday night. Their opener with Georgia Tech tips-off at 11am in West Lafayette, Indiana.
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[wipe to pinnacle 12999] The Virginia women also play on Saturday at one. Their regional is in Knoxville. This is UVa's 20th straight NCAA tournament appearance.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 12998] And the Liberty women play Saturday against Vanderbilt at 1pm in Norfolk. This afternoon Vandy suspended six foot three inch freshman Nicole Jules from the team for the entire NCAA tournament for violating team rules.
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Coming up at the top of the hour - we'll have the rundown of NCAA men's games you can catch LIVE here on WDBJ-7 this Thursday and Friday. Plus, we'll tell you about a former star from the ACC who has interviewed for the Virginia Tech job. Take care everybody. Jean will be back in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

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Safety experts say cars being manufactured today are safer than ever before... providing more protection from high speed crashes. But as Julie Vallese reports, when it comes to protecting your pocket book, bumpers on some vehicles just aren't bumping.
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