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Today on News 7 at 5, the deadline for Saddam Hussein to leave Iraq is just three hours away. We'll have the latest as the world prepares for war.
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Also new jobs are coming to the region.
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For several days we've had threatening skies. Now it looks like the rain may be heavy at times tomorrow as flood watchs go into effect. Details just ahead.

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On Health Check, researchers are looking for African American men to help explain why prostate cancer is more prevalent in their community.
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We'll tell you how a surgical procedure could help people who keep their newspapers at arms length.
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Plus some Virginia state Colleges are keeping fast company in NASCAR. News 7 at 5 is next.
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((TARIQ AZIZ/IRAQI PRIME MINISTER: HOW COULD A COURAGEOUS LEADER LIKE SADDAM HUSSEIN, A HISTORICAL FIGURE LEAVE HIS OWN COUNTRY IN SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES.))
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No sign that Saddam Hussein is leaving Iraq as a deadline is now less than three hours away.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The deadline is eight o'clock tonight for Saddam Hussein and his sons to get out of the country- or face military combat.
Tonight word that some Iraqi soldiers have surrendered- 17 soldiers gave themselves up at the Kuwaiti border.
But no sign that Iraq's leaders will budge and it is unlikely they will.
Aleen Sirgany is following this story. She joins us live from Washington with the latest.
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(( THE WHITE HOUSE HAS MADE IT CLEAR.

(SOT)ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN

At 8:00 tonight the American people will know if Saddam Hussein has committed his final act of defiance.
WITH NO INDICATION THAT SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS ANY INTENTION OF MEETING THAT 8 OCLOCK DEADLINE TO LEAVE IRAQ, WAR COULD BE JUST HOURS AWAY...THOUGH THE WHITE HOUSE WON'T BE ANY MORE SPECIFIC THAN THAT. FLEISCHER: We'll work very closely with the Department of Defense and with the military planners on what indeed makes it a moment of our choosing. THIS MORNING, ONE AFTER THE OTHER, PRESIDENT BUSHS TOP ADVISORS ARRIVED AT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR A CLOSED-DOOR WAR MEETING. THE PRESIDENT ALSO SENT CONGRESS THE REQUIRED NOTIFICATION FOR WAR. IN IT, HE SAID DIPLOMACY HAS FAILED TO PROTECT AMERICAS SECURITY AND HE LINKED SADDAMS REGIME WITH THE AL-QAIDA NETWORK. DENNIS HASTERT/SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: this is not a declaration that we are in any specific activity at this time. THE PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO ADDRESS THE NATION AGAINTHIS TIME FROM THE OVAL OFFICETHE WHITE HOUSE WONT SAY IF THAT WILL HAPPEN BEFORE OR AFTER WAR BREAKS OUT. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON. Now back to you.))

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Some Iraqis living in Roanoke are eager to see the war start.
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Ali Al Jizani and his friends came to the United States five years ago, seeking freedom from Saddam Hussein.
They left behind families who still live in the south part of Iraq.
They're rooting hard for U-S soldiers and say their families and many people in Iraq are too.
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((ALI AL JIZANI: WELL, I THINK GOD SENT THEM TO HELP US. SO, WE WAITED FOR THAT AND IF THEY NEED HELP, WE WILL HELP. AND I WILL SPEND ALL OF MY LIFE JUST TO SEE SADDAM DIE. ))
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((MAJEED: ALL THE IRAQI PEOPLE THEY WILL BE WITH THE UNITED STATES ARMY. THAT'S WHAT I BELIEVE. ))
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F-B-I agents are trying to interview more than 10-thousand Iraqis now living in the U-S, including some in Roanoke.
They're hoping to shake out the few who may be planted here to carry out terrorist attacks.
Coming up on News-7 at 6, we'll hear what Roanoke-based Iraqis have to say about that.

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A ruling today in the case of Richard Burrow would appear to favor the former D-Day Memorial Executive. In the end, though, it may not resolve the uncertainty that looms over the pending fraud case.
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The judge in the case ordered the government to try Burrow within ten days or have the indictment dismissed. Even if the charges are dismissed, however, the government could re-indict Burrow anytime before the statute of limitations runs out. There's a six-year limit in fraud cases.
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We've been unable to reach anyone in the U-S Attorney's office.

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New jobs are coming to Botetourt County.
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Metalsa is expanding its production facility in the Vista Corporate Park. The company currently employees 134-people and it'll hire 70 more. The Mexico based company makes heavy truck rail frames. A 150-thousand square foot addition will be started in April and completed in late September.
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((BILL LOOPE/BOTETOURT CO. BRD. OF SUPERVISORS; TO EXPAND IN THIS ECONOMY IS A GREAT BENEFIT TO THE COUNTY AND TO THE REGION REALLY 25-MILLION INS A GREAT AMOUNT AND SEVENTY JOBS QUALITY JOBS ARE GREAT ADDITION TO BOTETOURT COUNTY. ))
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Metalsa officials say positions will be in operations and production. A state and local incentive package for the company adds up to more than 500- thousand dollars.
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A tobacco farmer who held Washington D-C police at bay for two days has surrendered.
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It all started when Dwight Watson drove his tractor into a pond near the Washington monument and claimed he had explosives on board.
Police were not taking any chances. They closed off roads and waited.
Today Watson climbed out of his tractor and walked backwards with his hands in the air surrendering to a SWAT team and FBI agents.
Watson claimed government policies were putting him out of business.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will hear about a new procedure that can cure far sightedness.
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Plus a former officer of the Salvation Army is sentenced for embezzlement.
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State Health Officials are investigating a possible case of severe acute respiratory syndrome in the Hampton Roads area.
The adult patient is under observation and care at a hospital.
Officials say the patient is NOT a public health threat, so the general public does not appear to be at risk for infection.
Last weekend the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a public health advisory for the recent outbreak of the illness in several countries.

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A former Radford Salvation Army officer convicted of embezzlement won't be spending any time in jail.
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Terry Gossage pled guilty to embezzling nearly 27-thousand dollars from the organization during a four-year period. Gossage admits to secretly opening a checking account through the Salvation Army, but says he used the money toward the organization and not for himself. He told his attorney he knew it was wrong, but not illegal.
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((11:22 HE CLOSED THE ACCOUNT BEFORE HE WAS REASSIGNED FROM THE NEW RIVER VALLEY AND THOUGHT THAT WAS THE END OF IT. BUT ULTIMATELY DECIDED HE NEEDED TO REPORT IT. 11:34))
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A judge ordered Gossage to perform 500-hours of community service a year for the next three years. He must also give at least a quarter of his paychecks to his family to pay off the loans he used to pay back the money.
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If you are one of those people who have to hold menus and newspapers far away in order to read them, you'll want to pay close attention to this next story.
Doctor Mike Rosen has news of an experimental treatment that could make reading glasses a thing of the past.
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50-YEAR OLD NORMA BRENES SHE WILL TELL YOU SHES SEEING THE WORLD THRU NEW EYESWITHOUT THOSE GRANNY GLASSES AT THE END OF HER NOSE ..TO HELP HER READ.
THAT'S BECAUSE SHE'S OPTED FOR A NEW EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE.

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SHE SAID CAN YOU SEE ME? I SAID-YES (GIGGLES)
CALLED L-A-P-R OR LASER-ASSISTED PRESBYOPIA REVERSAL- THE PROCEDURE CAN LITERALLY HELP THOSE WITH AGE-RELATED FAR-SIGHTEDNESS, SEE UP CLOSE AGAIN. (NAT ) EVERYONE BEGINS TO SUFFER FROM PRESBYOPIA AFTER THE AGE OF 40--WHEN THE EYES LENSE BEGINS TO LOSE FLEXIBILITY

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WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO OBTAIN IS AN EXPANSION OF THE SCLERA TO OPEN IT UP A BIT-SO THE LENSE INSIDE OF THE EYE CAN FOCUS AND CHANGE SHAPE AS IT DID WHEN THE PATIENT WAS YOUNGER.
THE PROCEDURE -WHICH TAKES ABOUT 30-MINUTES PER EYEUNDER TOPICAL ANESTHESIA-IS NOW ABOUT TO UNDERGO ITS SECOND ROUND OF TESTING HERE AT NY -PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL. THE FIRST TRIALS WERE PROMISING.

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THE PATIENTS WERE ACTUALLY READING 20-40 AFTER THE PROCEDURE. I HAVE A 2-MONTH FOLLOW-UP WHERE THEY ARE READING 20-20 WITHOUT GLASSES.

(NAT: YOURE A VERY GOOD HEALER.)

THATS WHERE NORMA IS RIGHT NOWWITH PERFECT VISIONMORE SELF-CONFIDENCEAND IN HER WORDS-BRIGHTER SURROUNDINGSUM.MAYBE NOT ALWAYS BRIGHTER.

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I CAN SEE EVEN THE DUST IN MY OWN KITCHEN. (SMILES)
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In health check tonight,
Researchers are trying to determine why African American males are at higher risk for prostate cancer.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Jean, not only are they more likely to develop prostate cancer, they are also more likely to die from it.
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Now researchers need at least 100 families to participate in a study.
They are looking for African Americans with a history of two or more men with prostate cancer in their family.
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Bill Lee can show and tell you all about his family but he doesn't have a clear picture on why several of his relatives including his father have died from prostate cancer.
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((BILL LEE: WHEN THE DOCTOR DIAGNOSED HIM HE SAID IT'S A SHAME A SPECIMEN SUCH AS MY FATHER HAS TO DIE SO YOUNG. IT'S CAUSED ME TO BE SERIOUS ABOUT MY OWN HEALTH)) [RUNS09]
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((DR. DENNIS GARVIN:IF YOU'VE GOT THE DOUBLE RISK OF BEING AFRICAN AMERICAN AND HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER WHO HAS DEVELOPED PROSTATE CANCER IS THAT YOU HAVE A SIGNIFICANT QUANTUM INCREASE OF DEVELOPING CANCER YOURSELF)) [RUNS12]
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Doctor Garvin says researchers at John Hopkins have identified a chromosome that they believe is responsible for increasing someone's risk for prostate cancer.
But he says the national human genome study could take that information even further.
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((THEY ARE GOING TO PROVIDE US WITH SOME UNIQUE INFORMATION THAT MAY HELP US UNRAVEL THE MYSTERY OF WHY SOME MEN GET PROSTATE CANCER AND WHY ARE THEIR RACIAL ISSUE AND WHY ARE THERE PERHAPS DIETARY OR GEOGRAPHICAL ISSUES AND ALSO IS THERE SOMETHING IN THIS THAT WILL HELP US COME UP WITH GENE THERAPY OR A VACCINATION TO PREVENT CANCER)) [RUNS22]
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Lee is participating in the study and is encouraging members of his congregation to get involved as well.
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((IF THE STUDY ENABLES THEM TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING THAT PIN POINTS WHY AFRICAN AMERICAN HAVE SUCH A HIGH RISK THEN THE TIME I'VE SPENT IS WORTH IT)) [RUNS11]
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For more information on the study or to participate you can call 1-800-677-8441 or you can find a link to project web site on our web page.
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Jean,

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Coming up next on the newscast, Robin will have our wet forecast,
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Winter is going out with a bang in Colorado.
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So much heavy wet snow fell in Denver, a roof caved in under the weight of it.
A man on the second floor of the building was injured, though not seriously.
More than 29 inches of snow pummeled the Denver region and more could be on the way.
Only essential and emergency personnel are out on the roads.
Schools, offices stores and restaurants are closed.
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll see if the threat of war has curbed a rally on Wall Street.
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Then a little later we'll see if a boycott has clipped the wings of the Dixie Chicks.
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The deadline for Saddam to leave Iraq has done little to discourage investors on Wall Street.
Blue chip stocks have extended their rally to a sixth day.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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((WITH WAR LOOMING OVER THE MARKETS, THE DOW EXTENDED ITS RECENT WINNING STREAK, NO SUCH LUCK FOR THE NASDAQ.

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THE DOW SPRINTED 71 POINTS, MAKING IT SIX WINNING DAYS IN A ROW IT LONGEST WINNING STREAK SINCE AUGUST 2000.DRUG STOCKS LED THE ADVANCE.

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THE NASDAQ DIPPED 3 POINTS

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TECH STOCKS CAME UNDER PRESSURE AFTER ORACLE REPORTED DISAPPOINTING SOFTWARE SALES.

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CRUDE OIL CLOSED BELOW 30 DOLLARS A BARREL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWO MONTHS... TRADERS ARE BETTING ON A QUICK AND SUCCESSFUL WAR WITH IRAQ AND LITTLE TO NO DISRUPTION IN OIL SUPPLIES COMING OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST.

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A MASSIVE ACCOUNTING FRAUD AT ONE OF THE NATION'S TOP HEALTHCARE SERVICES COMPANIES. HEALTHSOUTH AND ITS CEO HAVE BEEN CHARGED BY THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION WITH OVERSTATING EARNINGS BY AT LEAST 1.4 BILLION DOLLARS OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS.

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AND WALT DISNEY CUT ITS PROFIT TARGET FOR THE YEAR.. DISNEY SAYS WAR FEARS ARE HURTING ITS THEME PARK BUSINESS. AND THAT EXPECTED IMPROVEMENTS IN THE ECONOMY AND TOURISM HAVE STALLED.

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FOR ALL THE AFTER THE BELL ACTION CLICK ON CBS.MW.COM ..

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AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NEW YORK. )) [Stocks Roll]

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Good afternoon folks welcome to the midweek ticker that begins with some March Madness news from right in the valley.


The Division Three Final Four rolls into Salem this weekend. All four teams will arrive in the Valley later tonight.
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Carey Harveycutter and the Salem Civic Center staff were busy this morning putting the finishing touches on the arena floor. Like the Division One Tournament, this weekend's event will go on despite the threat of war.
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The ACC has never had a better rookie crop than it featured this season, and today the league named its rookie of the year in the league. Most figured the voting would be extremely close, but actually it wasn't.
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Georgia Tech's Chris Bosh won the award by outdistancing local favorite J.J. Redick in the ballotting. Bosh received 68 of a possible 92 votes from members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, while Redick picked up 12 votes. The final 8 went to North Carolina point guard Raymond Felton. Bosh, who is six feet 10 inches tall led the conference in field goal percentage, was second in rebounding and averaged 16 points a game.
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Governor Mark Warner took time away from the stress of his job and beefed of security in in the capital today to help unveil a new venture between the Commonwealth and NASCAR.
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Hermie Sadler, and Sadler Motorsports is donating the sponsorship of his Winston car to four different universities in the state for five races. UVa, JMU amd VCU will get one race each, while the Virginia Tech car will be featured this weekend at Bristol and the fall race at Martinsville. The Universities will pay for the sponsorships, but any money they make from selling associate sponsorships goes to the general scholarship fund of each school.
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The Tech car will be on the drillfield tomorrow from 10:30am to 1:30pm. In case of heavy rain the event will move in front of the on-campus bookstore. Coming up at the top of the hour, Travis Wells will tell us about a major March Madness connection that runs right through Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham. Have a safe night everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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A boycott of the Dixie Chicks is apparently hurting their record sales.
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Recently singer Natalie Maines told an audience she was ashamed to share a home state with President Bush.
The comment did not sit well with many fans and radio stations across the country pulled the group from their play lists.
Maines has since apologized for what she called a disrespectful comment, but the damage may already be done.
Their new song "Traveling Soldier" has dropped from number one to number three.
Airplay for the song is down 15 percent in just the last week.
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