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This is the scene in Baghdad from just a short while ago- where war is clearly underway.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon
Word tonight that Marines are now on the ground in Iraq.
Also reports that a main Presidential Compound in Iraq has caught fire- hit by one of the many cruise missiles that have been fired on Baghdad.
President Bush says U-S troops have performed with great skill and great bravery in the opening hours of war- and he says 40 nations now back U-S efforts to disarm Saddam Hussein.
Teri Okita is following developments and joins us from Washington with more.
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((BAGHDAD ..WAS SLAMMED..WITH A BARRAGE OF CRUISE MISSILES AND PRECISION GUIDED BOMBS THURSDAY NIGHT..... AMONG THE PROBABLE TARGETS...SADDAM HUSSEIN/S MAIN PRESIDENTIAL PALACE...AND SPECIAL REPUBLICAN GUARD STRONGHOLDS. THE FLAMES FROM NUMEROUS BUILDINGS LIT UP THE SKY.
U.S. GROUND FORCES ARE ALSO ON THE MOVE....INCLUDING MARINES OF THE 1ST EXPEDITIONARY FORCE. U-S COMMANDERS SAY THOSE TROOPS HAVE CROSSED INTO SOUTHERN IRAQ TO BEGIN SECURING POSITIONS AS THEY WORK THEIR WAY TO BAGHDAD. DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE "OUR GOAL IS TO LOCATE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION AND DESTROY THE REGIME." AT SEA AND FROM VARIOUS AIR BASES...U.S. WARPLANES TOOK TO THE SKIES. THEIR TARGETS REPORTEDLY INCLUDED A SCUD MISSILE SITE IN WESTERN IRAQ. EARLIER...U.S. TROOPS SCRAMBLED FOR THEIR GAS MASKS WHEN IRAQI FORCES LAUNCHED AT LEAST TWO MISSILES AT KUWAIT. "BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY SIR, NOT THE KIND OF THING YOU WANT TO PLAY AROUND WITH." "WE ENGAGED BOTH MISSILES AND DESTROYED THEM." U.S. OFFICIALS SAY THE MISSILES DID NOT CARRY CHEMICAL WARHEADS. AND AS THE U.S. TROOPS MOVE FORWARD ...THE IRAQI'S HAVE REPORTEDLY STARTED BURNING THEIR SOUTHERN OIL FIELDS. THE LATEST WITH SADDAM.))

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President Bush says he is not going to let international criticism deter him as the military pushes ahead with "Operation Iraqi Freedom."
Aleen Sirgany has more.
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(( WITH GROUND TROOPS ON THE MOVE AND AIRSTRIKES HITTING BAGHDAD, PRESIDENT BUSH MET WITH HIS CABINET TODAY FOR A WAR UPDATE.

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EARLIER, AFTER A SHORT NIGHTS SLEEP, THE PRESIDENTS PHONE RANG AT 6A-MHIS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR CONDOLEEZA RICE BROUGHT HIM UP TO DATE AS THE ADMINISTRATION TRIED TO FIGURE OUT IF THE FIRST AIR STRIKES AIMED AT KILLING SADDAM HUSSEIN HAD SUCCEEDED. IN THE EVENT IT DIDNT, THE WHITE HOUSE SENT THIS MESSAGE.

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We continue to hope that saddam Hussein will leave iraq.to do that.
THE PENTAGON HAS CONFIRMED THE STRIKES HIT AN IRAQI SENIOR LEADERSHIP POSITION BUT SAY ITS TOO EARLY TO ASSESS THE DAMAGE.
THERE ARE REPORTS THAT THE IRAQIS HAVE REACTED TO THE STRIKES...BY STARTING TO BURN IT'S OIL FIELDS.

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it is a crime for regime to be destroying riches of iraqi people
INTERNATIONAL REACTION IS POURING IN. RUSSIA AND CHINA BOTH DEMANDED AN IMMEDIATE HALT TO MILITARY ACTION. RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN CALLED THE WAR A BIG POLITICAL MISTAKE. U-N SECRETARY GENERAL KOFI ANNAN HOLDS HIS OWN DOUBTS.

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Perhaps if we had persevered iraq could have been disarmed peacefully

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Rain last night and into today is causing some problems around the region- Flood waters continue to rise.
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In Danville, the Dan River was measured around two feet above flood stage, but that is expected to rise dramatically tomorrow and Saturday. It is forecasted to hit more than 10 feet above flood stage, which would be the highest level since September of 19-96.
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((CAPT. T.A. BROWN/DANVILLE CITY POLICE; BETWEEN TONIGHT AND SUNDAY WE'RE LOOKING AT HIGH WATER IN THE CITY, ROADS WILL PROBABLY BE FLOODING, RIGHT NOW WE JUST HAVE SOME LOW LYING AREAS, NOT ON THE MAIN STREETS, BUT OTHER AREAS WHERE THE WATER IS CAUSING PROBLEMS.))
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Meanwhile, residents at the Cabin Lake Apartment Complex were concerned about rising waters. Water from a pond was creeping up to many residents' back doors, but an official with the complex says he doesn't expect it to start flooding apartments.
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Severe weather in Georgia where tornados killed at least six people and injured more than 100 others.
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The twisters hit early this morning tearing through parts of Mitchell and Worth counties.
Dozens of homes have been destroyed. Many others are damaged.
One tornado cut a path about ten miles long and 300 yards wide.
There is one bit of uplifting news this afternoon.
The Mitchell County Sheriff says a nine year old and a baby who were reported missing have been found safe.
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Coming up next on the newscast, some students at Virginia Tech walk out of their classes. We'll tell you why.
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Plus Governor Warner pays his respects as a Guard unit from Roanoke prepares to ship out.
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Students at Virginia Tech staged a walkout today in response to the war.
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At eleven this morning, dozens of students and faculty members ditched work and class to show their opposition to the war. Many demonstrators say while they support their troops, they do NOT support the idea of putting innocent people's lives at risk.
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((LYRA ROSENFELD/STUDENT: 25:40 WE'VE JUST BOMBED A COUNTRY. PEOPLE ARE DYING. AND I' THINK THAT I AT LEAST AM STILL IN SHOCK FROM THAT 25:49)) ((ERIC HAUSER: I SUPPORT MY COUNTRY I'M NOT GOING TO SAY THAT NO I DON'T SUPPORT MY COUNTRY 22:38 I'LL SUPPORT THE MILITARY ACTIONS BUT I STILL WANT THEM TO KNOW THAT I'M WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGAINST IT 22:44))
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At the same time, not everyone on campus is opposed to the war.
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((ERIC PEREZ: 27:54 OUR FOREFATHERS HAVE FOUGHT ON IWA JIMA, ON NORMANDY ALL OVER THE WORLD TO PROTECT OUR FREEDOM AND NOW THAT OUR MEN AND WOMEN ARE IN DANGER AGAIN, I THINK IT'S OUR RIGHT OUR DUTY BACK IN THE HOMELAND TO SUPPORT THEM 28:06))
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The bombing in Iraq began last night, but today the battle was brought closer to home as troops from Roanoke prepared to join the effort.
Meghan Muldoon was at Fort Lee--near Petersburg--this afternoon, where members of the 229th Chemical Company were being mobilized.
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With the nation's heightened state of alert, Virginia health officials are preparing for everything from bioterrorism to a nuclear attack.
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They say in many cases the first line of defense will be doctors and nurses, who have been asked to keep an eye out for recurring symptoms and rare diseases.
In the event of a biological attack, health officials can get enough medicine for 300-thousand people here in 12 to 24 hours.
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((JOHN O'SHEA: THERE ARE A GREAT DEAL OF UNKNOWNS BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THERE ARE NO THREATS AGAINST VIRGINIA AT THIS TIME. NO THREATS WHATSOEVER. AND WE ARE PREPARED TO DEAL WITH CHEMICAL AGENTS, BIOLOGICAL AGENTS, NUCLEAR AGENTS AND EXPLOSIVES. ))
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Health officials are planning several bioterrorism drills, including mock vaccination clinics for smallpox in Roanoke, Salem and Alleghany County next month.
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If you have questions about how to prepare and what Virginia's Department of Emergency Management, you can find a link on OUR website. Just click on Websites in the News.

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If you're one of the millions of Americans affected by varicose veins, there is a new treatment that can get rid of them.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details
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Jean, For years vein stripping was the only treatment.
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That meant actually pulling out the malfunctioning vein and required hospitalization. But now getting rid of varicose veins can be done with lasers on an outpatient basis.
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(( Debbie Stephens says her varicose veins are so noticeable, she hates to show her legs.
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((AFTER MY THIRD CHILD MY VARICOSE VEINS WERE REALLY BAD TO THE POINT THEY WERE PUTRUDING. THEY WERE HURTING SOME OF THE TIME AND I DIDN'T LIKE TO PUT ON SHORTS OR BATHING SUITS ANYMORE)) [RUNS11]
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Her varicose veins were caused by a faulty valve in a vein that was allowing blood to flow backwards down the legs, putting too much pressure on other veins.
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This procedure known as laser closure works by inserting a laser into the vein until it reaches the faulty valve.
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((ESSENTIALLY USES HEAT FROM THE LASER TO BURN AND SEAL THAT VEIN CLOSE SO THAT BLOOD CAN'T GO THROUGH IT ANYMORE AND RATHER THAN HAVE INCISISION AND HOSPITALIZATIONS WE CAN DO IT WITH A SINGLE NEEDLE PUNCTURE ON THE LEG)) [RUNS14]
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Doctor Widmeyer says the vein is turned into scar tissue which is eventually absorb by the body.
In a few days, Stephens should notice a significant difference.
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((I HOPE THE LEGS WILL LOOK SMOOTHER AND THAT I CAN FEEL COMFORTABLE PUTTING ON A PAIR OF SHORTS OR WEARING A BATHING SUITS AND KIND OF THING AGAIN.)) [RUNS10]))
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Doctor Widmeyer says the only side effects are bruising and discomfort at first, and the slight possibility that a blood clot could form.
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Jean, 90-percent of people with varicose veins are candidates for this procedure.

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Coming up today in sports,
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Mike Stevens will have the highlights as the Wolfpack of North Carolina State takes California into overtime.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will see if investors on Wall Street are worried about the start of the war.
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Then a little bit later, rescue workers help out a man who was about to take a big fall.
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Stocks ended higher while war raged in Iraq.
The Dow Jones industrials rose for a seventh straight day in what was a choppy session on Wall Street.
Alexis Christoforous reports.
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The NCAA tournament opened this afternoon with a number of nail biters across the country. But nowhere was the madness more evident than at the East regional in Oklahoma City where N.C. State and Cal went to overtime.
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N.C. State trailed by two points in overtime with 20 seconds to go. The Pack worked the clock down and got the ball to Scooter Sherill who hits the three pointer. It's 74-to-73 Wolfpack with 12 point 8 second to go. Cal then beat the State pressure and rushed the ball into the front court. Richard Midgely takes the pass and hits a three of his own to make it 76-to-74 Cal with 3 point 9 seconds to play. State hustles back down to the other end, but Sherill's three
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bounces off the back of the iron and Cal beats N.C. State 76-to-74 in overtime.
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Other first round winners include Marquette, Gonzaga, Missouri, U-Conn, Arizona and Oklahoma.

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Before State lost - four ACC teams were in the hunt. Steve Mason tells us how conference play helped them hone their steps for the Big Dance.
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((According to the coaches, there is no other conference in America that readies teams more for the NCAA tournament more than the ACC. ((:)) ((:))
Duke is a number three seed and has reached 12 final fours under coach K. Herb Sendek's N.C. State Wolfpack lost in the ACC tournament championship each of the last two season but has been invited to the Big Dance each of those years. Wins over the Blue Devils and Demon Deacons this year have helped. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((GARY WILLIAMS/MARYLAND HEAD COACH:))
Wake Forest is a number 8 seed and is making its third straight trip to the NCAA tournament.
Maryland begins defense of its national championship Friday night Friday against UNC Wilmington. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))
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One News 7 at six, we'll hear from Mike Krzyzewski and check in on the Division three tournament in Salem that includes Hampden-Sydney. Have a safe night everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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Rescue workers had to save a 48 year old man from the edge of Niagara Falls yesterday.
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He endured near freezing water for two hours before he was pulled to safety. Authorities say the man was on the American side of the falls when he slid down an icy slope into the Niagara River.
He ended up 20 feet from shore and five feet from the falls' 170-foot drop.
A sheriff's department helicopter was finally able to lower a rescue ring to the man, and police on shore dragged him to safety.
The man is now in the hospital suffering from hypothermia.
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