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Today on News 7 at 5, there are reports that his own people are fighting against Saddam Hussein's regime. We'll have the latest on the war in a live report.
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Plus the Senate cuts President Bush's tax cut in half.
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Big time warm up followed by passing showers tomorrow. That story plus the latest weather from Irag in a few minutes.

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Students at Virginia Tech use duct tape to stage a silent protest.
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A home in Franklin County is destroyed by fire.
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Plus we will see a device that can measure your metabolism. News 7 at 5 is next.

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((OUR COALITION IS ON A STEADY COURSE. WE'RE MAKING GOOD PROGRESS.))
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And the president says we can not know how long the war will last, but he says we will win.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The latest tonight- Iraqis are coming out in an apparent uprising agains Saddam Hussein.
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A British military commander confirms this is happening in the city of Basra.
He says Iraqis are coming out into the streets apparently opposing Saddam's government.
No word yet on the size of the uprising, but the British Troops plan to take advantage of it.
Basra is the second largest city in Iraq.
Also tonight, two more Brits have been killed in Friendly fire.
Chris Lawrence joins us live from Kuwait with more on what's going on.
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((British soldiers have surrounded the city of Basra and may be ready to move in against Iraqi troops holding out there.

Saddams loyal paramilitary troops the Fadayeen have been blending in with civilians only to stage surprise attacks. BRITISH SOLDIER: IT BECOMES HARDER FOR US CONFIGURED HERE AS CONVENTIONAL FORCES TO FIGHT AGAINST IT. In Baghdad sandstorms did not stop air raids by U-S planes but ground troops are still waiting to confront the Republican Guard units stationed just outside the city. And officers have told residents: the battlefield is everywhere. MAJ. GEN. GENE RENUART/US AIR FORCE: Stay off the roads. Dont get out of their vehicles and drive around.
Some civilians claim their neighbors have been killed by bomb blasts blaming U-S missiles that hit homes. And on Monday large crowds of mourners marched through Baghdad parading coffins through the streets. South of Baghdad other coalition troops were welcomed on arrival. These British soldiers personally provided food and supplies with more to come now that Umm Qasr is secure enough for the Red Cross to enter. JIM DUTTON/BRITISH COMMANDER: Umm Qasrs clear and the port is open.
And the way could soon be clear in Baghdad for what the U-S hopes is the final battle of this war. CHRIS LAWRENCE/KUWAIT: Officers have told the troops this storm could last another 2 to 3 days. But all-weather weapons can keep pressure on the Iraqi units defending their capital. Now back to you.))

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President Bush is asking for nearly 75 billion dollars to fight the war in Iraq.
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He made the request today after a briefing with the Defense Secretary.
The bulk of the spending is earmarked for support of troops as well as other operations related to the war on terrorism.
That covers the cost of approximately 30 days of fighting and transportation of equipment of troops and equipment to the region.
The rest of the money will go toward humanitarian aid in Iraq and homeland defense in the U-S.
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The President went on to say the Iraqi regime will be disarmed.
Meanwhile the Senate has done an about-face and has cut the president's proposed 726 BILLION-dollar tax cut by more than half.
The 51-to-48 vote comes just days after lawmakers had rejected such a move.
The vote to limit the tax cut to 350 BILLION dollars is a blow to the president's plan to boost the economy.
Today's vote follows last week's decision by the Senate to divert 100 BILLION dollars for the expenses of the war with Iraq.

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One Virginia congressman says he has no problem supporting that war appropriation at the same time the President is pushing for a tax cut.
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Fifth District Republican Virgil Goode says he supports full funding for the nation's armed forces, but has questions about our involvement in post-war Iraq.
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((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/R- 5TH DISTRICT: I WANT TO TAKE A LONG HARD LOOK AT ANY FUNDS FOR IRAQ. I FULLY SUPPORT GIVING THEM FOOD MADE IN AMERICA, PROCESSED IN AMERICA, FROM AMERICA SO THAT THEY DON'T STARVE OR GO HUNGRY, BUT WE HAVE PRESSING NEEDS IN THIS COUNTRY. WE NEED TO LOOK AT OURSELVES BEFORE WE EXTEND ANY FOREIGN TO ANY NATION.))
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Goode was in Southside today stumping for local Republican candidates for the General Assembly.
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Franklin County fire officials are investigating the cause of an afternoon blaze.
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Flames ripped through this duplex on Route-40 near Rocky Mount. Two men lived in the home in separate apartments. Neither one was home at the time. It took 25 firefighters, four fire engines and two tankers to get the fire under control.
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((CHRIS SLEMP/FRANKLIN CO. DIR OF PUBLIC SAFETY; THE HOUSE WAS TOTALLY INVOLVED WENT TO A DEFENSIVE MODE JUST TO PROTECT THE SURROUNDING AREAS SURROUNDING HOMES IT ALSO SPARKED A BRUSH FIRE FROM THIS FIRE WE'VE GOT EVERYTHING KNOCKED DOWN AS FAR AS MAJORITY OF THE FIRE WE ARE JUST NOW GOING IN AND PUTTING OUT HOT SPOTS . ))
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The heat of the fire damaged a home next to the duplex.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a teenager who spent the last month with a convicted murderer is found safe.
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Also on Healthcheck, we'll see how a device is helping some people measure their metabolism.
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A 14- year old Michigan girl missing for almost a month is now on her way back home.
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Lindsey Ryan was found far from Michigan in Northeastern California- with a 56 year old convicted murderer.
Police say Terry Drake was pulled over and arrested without a fight.
Drake had been considered heavily armed in part with weapons police say he stole from the girl's home.
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The teen and her mom have been reunited and are now flying back home.
It's believed the teen had been cooresponding with Drake on the internet without her parent's knowledge.

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Protesters used the sounds of silence to make their point about Virginia Tech's affirmative action policy today.
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Faculty members at Virginia Tech organized a silent protest, in response to the board of visitors' decision to cut affirmative action and remove sexual orientation from its policy. As the group marched across campus, some say they wore duct-tape over their mouths to symbolize how the board ignored their voices when it made the decision behind closed doors.
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((ANN KILKELLY/VT PROFESSOR: SOMETHING THAT WOULD VISUALLY DEMONSTRATE HOW SADDENED AND SILENCED AND DISCOURAGED THE FACULTY IS BY RECENT DECISIONS OF THE BOV WHICH HAVE VERY NEGATIVE IMPACTS ON US AND AS ACADEMICS AND EDUCATORS WHO BELIEVE IN FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM 7:32))
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Demonstrators say they are pleased that the board has called another meeting to review its actions, but they say until the policy is actually changed, they will continue to protest.
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State tourism officials say they are not too worried that the war with Iraq will keep people from visiting the Old Dominion.
Numbers show that 85 percent of visitors come to Virginia by car. Even with many Americans worried about war in Iraq and potential terrorist attacks, the state's popularity with motorists is likely to keep the tourism industry here relatively strong this year.
Even after September 11th, state tourism only dropped a small amount in 2001.

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In health check tonight,
How many calories can you eat in a day and still lose weight?
One way to find out is determine how many calories you burn at rest, or your resting metabolic rate.
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As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us there is a device on the market that can give you that information in under 10 minutes.
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Jean, It's called the BodyGem.
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The device is FDA approved and can determine your resting metabolic rate within one percent.
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This is the second time Sandra Wilson has used the bodygem. She says this breath test has made all the difference in helping her drop two clothes sizes because now she knows how much she can eat.
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And Otelia Hogan says she's lost more than 30 pounds because of it. She found out she wasn't eating enough for her body.
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((THE BODY GEM IS DESIGNED TO MEASURE RESTING METABOLIC RATE. THE PERSON'S RESTING METABOLIC RATE IS THE AMOUNT OF CALORIES THEY BURN WHEN THEY'RE DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING)) [RUNS11]
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Niemann says knowing that number can help you tailor a weight loss plan.
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((YOU NEED TO STAY WITHIN THE RANGE OF THAT BECAUSE IF YOU EAT AS LITTLE AS 250 CALORIES A DAY ABOVE YOUR BURN RATE WHICH IS EQUAL TO A SMALL FRY OR CANDY BAR. YOU WILL NOT BE SUCCESSFUL AT WEIGHT LOSS EITHER YOU'LL HOLD STEADY OR YOU'LL GAIN)) [RUNS17]
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Hogan says her goal is to get down to 150 pounds. She believes she now has the tools to do that.
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The Bodygem is offered at the Health Shelf. The test costs about 30 dollars. There is also a software program called BalanceLog which can help you use that information to monitor your progress.
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Coming up next, Robin will have our detailed forecast.
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Then following sports, we'll see how some strong swimmers are serving an important role in the war with Iraq.
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Coming up next, the stock markets try to rebound from yesterday's big falloff.
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Then in Sports, we'll tell you why Martinsville is getting ready for twice the excitment.
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On Wall Street today, assurances from President Bush that the U-S would be successful in the war in Iraq gave buyers the courage to do some bargain hunting.
Alexias Christoforous has more.
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Stocks ended in positive territory on news coaltion forces were making progress in the war with iraq.. but stocks trimmed their gains midday after the Senate unexpectedly reversed course and voted to slash President Bush's proposed tax cut plan on worries over the cost of war with Iraq.

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the dow climbed 65 points

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the nasdaq added 21..

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stocks climbed despite news that consumer confidence fell this month even before the war began.. to its lowest level in a decade... consumers were worried about their jobs and the impending war with iraq.

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Airline shares rallied after Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said the industry will get aid from Congress. The major airlines say the war could add another 4-billion dollars in loses for the industry this year. U.S. airlines lost a record $11.3 billion last year in the wake of the september 11th attacks.

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The New York Stock Exchange has barred the Arab t-v station Al-Jazeera, from broadcasting from its floor...citing a lack of space.. but Al-Jazeera said the NYSE is retaliating for its coverage of the war in Iraq.
Al-Jazeera, has broadcast from the exchange for about five years. This week it aired video of dead U.S. soldiers and interviews with prisoners of war. Al jeezera has since asked the Nasdaq stock market if it could broadcast from here. The nasdaq has denied that request.

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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.

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Good afternoon folks. We get your Tuesday ticker started on the track.
The Martinsville Speedway has joined forces with Advance Auto parts to double the pleasure for race fans. The half mile track will host not one, but two Craftsman Truck races this season, beginning with the Advance Auto parts 250 April 12th.
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U.S. Navy Ford driver and local favorite Jon Wood, coming off a second place finish in the Lucas Oil 250 truck race, was on hand at the Brambleton Advance Auto Parts store to promote the upcoming spring race.
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More from Jon Wood coming up tonight on News 7 at six.

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Last night was a rough night for college basketball teams in the Comonwealth. The UVa men were knocked out of the NIT by St. John's, the UVa were hammered by 30 by Tennessee in the NCAA women's Mideast regional.
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And the Hokies were eliminated by Purdue last night in the East regional second round. The most entertaining person in that game last night was the excitable Purdue coach Kristy Curry. Coach Curry is in her fourth season at Purdue and as you can see she is very pregnant. As her daughter Kelsey watched last night coach Curry carried on just like it was a normal day. However, can't you just imagine this conversation with the ref. "Hey lady, my feet hurt, my back hurts and I'm hungry so quit blowing that whitle so much."
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And don't forget that the men's March Madness resumes on WDBJ-7 this Thursday night with a wicked doubleheader.
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[GO TO PINNACLE ] Thursday night settle in for the Kentucky Wildcats and Wisconsin and the SEC continues it march. Then right after that one around ten o'clock it's the game local fans have been talking about since the bracket came out - Duke and Kansas,
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[GO TO FRIDAY PINNACLE] The Friday night action is also action packed as Texas takes on U-Conn and the defense minded Huskies. Then defending champ Maryland faces the peaking Michigan State Spartans in a 10pm tip. All the action right here on WDBJ-7 this Thursday and Friday nights.
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Much more at the top of the hour including an oldie but a goodie who is still very much interested in that Virginia Tech head coaching vacancy. Take care everybody and have a safe night. [GO TO BREAK]

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An important part of "Operation Iraqi Freedom" is a crack squad that is used to detect mines in the water.
But as Manuel Gallegus tells us, this special task force comes with its own built in sonar.
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((THEY'RE MEMBERS OF THE NAVY'S "SPECIAL CEARANCE TEAM" A VITAL PART OF OPERATIONS IN IRAQ.
ATLANTIC BOTTLE NOSED DOLPHINS, SPECIALLY TRAINED TO DETECT EXPLOSIVE MINES, ARE NOW BEING PUT TO THE TASK IN THE IRAQI SEA PORT UMM QASR.

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AMERICAN AND BRITISH TROOPS FOUGHT FOR DAYS TO SECURE THE DEEP WATER PORTNOW THE CONCERN IS WHETHER IRAQ HID MINES ALONG THE COASTON SHIPSOR ON THE SEA BED.

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BRITISH DIVERS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND THE MINES BUT THEY SAY ITS IMPOSSIBLE.

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"if you can imagine crawling around in the mud with your eyes shut, that's basically what it's like."

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THATS WHERE THE DOLPHINS COME IN. THEY USE THEIR OWN NATURAL SONAR TO DETECT EXPOLOSIVE DEVICES. THEYVE BEEN TRAINED TO PLACE A SMALL MARKER NEAR THE MINES...NOT ACTUALLY ON THEM TO MINIMIZE THE DANGER.
THE DOLPHINS HAVE BEEN TRAINING FOR YEARS IN SAN DIEGO. BUT ITS THE FIRST TIME THEYVE BEEN IN REAL COMBAT.
IF MINES ARE FOUNDTHE NAVY SAYS THE DOLPHINS ARE CLEARED AWAY BEFORE ATTEMPTS ARE MADE TO NEUTRALIZE THE DEVICES. THE NAVY SAYS THE GOAL IS TO CLEAR THE PORT FOR HUMANITARIAN AID AND COALITION FORCES. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS.))
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