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Today on News 7, the military in Iraq has to deal with more sandstorms, but officials say it has not slowed them down. We'll have the latest in a live report.
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Despite that President Bush says Americans need to be ready for a long war.
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Showers and a temperature cool down as a front passed this afternoon. The new long range forecast includes more clouds and showers. We will check that out in a few moments.

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An accident in Lynchburg sends four people to the hospital.
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Nearly two dozen local students are injured in a bus accident in North Carolina. We'll have the details.
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Plus the Express gains ground in the E-C-H-L.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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Officials confirm an attack on a Baghdad neighorhood today- at least 14 people are dead after two cruise missiles hit an area near a Baghdad marketplace.
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((MAJ. GENERAL STANLEY MCcHRYSTAL/JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF: SIR WE KNOW FOR A FACT THAT SOMETHING LANDED IN THE SHAAB DISTRICT BUT WE DON'T KNOW FOR A AFCT IT WAS U.S. OR IRAI AND WE CAN'T MAKE ANY ASSUMPTIONS ON EITHER AT THIS POINT.))
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Good Evening.
While the Pentagon admits something landed in the district- it denys coalition forces targeted a residential area.

A Pentagon spokesman says he doesn't know if it was a U-S missile that missed its target or an Iraqi one that fell back to the ground.
Television footage showed a large crater where the missile landed.
Meanwhile the battle for Baghdad is drawing close- as the weather both helps and hinders our military.
Teri Okita joins us live from Kuwait with more on what's going on in Iraq tonight.
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(( It's only only a matter of time.
Victoria Clarke/Pentagon spokesperson (partially covered) "The main ground forces are moving at a phenominal pace to the north closing in on Baghdad."
And though Blinding sandstorms have slowed progress on the ground, in the air, coalition forces continue to press on.....pounding Baghdad and protecting troops .

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Navy pilots on board the USS Abraham Lincoln have flown through the storms and say the weather is making things difficult, but not impossible. Keith Hoskins/F-18 Pilot: "We've got onboard sensors that kind of help us keep track of other aircraft around us, but you've got to keep your head on a swivel." Most warplanes carry satellites-guided weapons that can hit their targets even when visibilty is very poor. The unsettled conditions have actually proven to be a tactical advantage for allied pilots. Iraqi forces simply don't have the sophisticated technology to deal with bad weather.
Rear Admiral John M. Kelly: "We intend to exploit that advantage, and continue to take on their targets."
U.S. aircraft have targeted Iraqi positions between the Kurdish zone in the north and the area controlled by Saddam Hussein. These attacks mark the first time that Allied bombers have struck in the region during day light hours. In the south, fierce fighting continues in Basra. Iraqi civilians are fleeing the city as British forces battle Iraqi loyalists. Britain's 7th Armored Brigade - the famed Desert Rats, have already come the assistance of Iraqis attempting to rise up against the government. They bombarded Saddam Hussein's soldiers who were shelling their own people.
And the Pentagon says it doesn't know what hit a Baghdad market place today... saying allies didn't fire any bombs or missiles at that location. The Pentagon suggests it could have been an anti-aircraft missile that came back down and landed in the market, but Iraqis call it more "barbarism" on the part of allied forces. Teri Okita, CBS News, Kuwait. Now back to you.))

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President Bush is warning the war in Iraq is far from over,
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but he told troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida that he's proud of the military and he says the day of reckoning for the Iraqi regime is approaching.
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((WE WILL BE RELENTLESS IN OUR PURSUIT OF VICTORY. APPLAUSE.))
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The President says the military is making good progress in Iraq but some tough days are ahead.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: AS THEY APPROACH BAGHDAD, OUR FIGHTING UNITS ARE FACING THE MOST DESPERATE ELEMENTS OF A DOOMED REGIME. WE CAN NOT KNOW THE DURATION OF THIS WAR, BUT WE ARE PREPARED FOR THE BATTLE AHEAD.))
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The President walked through a crowd shaking hands with troops.
He then had lunch at the base- Steak, Baked potatoes and salad, before heading off to Camp David where he'll meet with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
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Students from a Franklin County Middle School are on their way home tonight after a bus accident in North Carolina left more than 30 children and several adults with minor injuries.
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The sixth graders from Benjamin Franklin Middle School were on a field trip to Discovery Place in Charlotte. They were going south on Interstate 85 when their charter bus rear-ended a tractor trailer.
All of the students were taken to NorthEast Medical Center in Concord, where 33 children and seven adults received treatment for what a spokesman decribed as "very minor injuries."
The spokesman says all of the students and adults left the hospital in "fine shape," and they were expected back in Franklin County late this afternoon.
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Three people escaped serious injury today after two multi-car pileups on the Lynchburg Expressway.
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The first crash happened near the Main Street bridge after a car ran over debris that had fallen from a pickup truck.
As traffic slowed down to avoid the first crash, authorities say the driver of a beer truck had little time to avoid hitting the cars in front of him.
The truck hit one car then ended up on top of this white pickup.. in all seven cars were involved in the second crash.
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Northbound traffic was blocked for more than an hour.
Authorities say it's not likely any charges will be filed.
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Next on the newscast, we'll will see what Governor Warner wants to do to protect the state from terrorism.
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Also a mother who falsely said her daughter was dying of cancer tells a court why she did it.
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Governor Mark Warner signed legislation today to make the state safer against terrorism.
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The bills create a database of medical workers and allow trained personnel who are NOT doctors to administer medications in a disaster.
The new law also protects those providing emergency medical care from lawsuits.
Warner also signed an executive order to make up the salary difference for state workers called to active duty.
The governor says he hopes it will encourage private sector employers to do the same.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: IF SOMEONE IS MAKING 40-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN A PRIVATE SECTOR JOB AND THEY'RE ONLY MAKING 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS NOW AS A NATIONAL GUARDSPERSON. WE OUGHT TO MAKE UP THAT DIFFERENTIAL WHILE THEY'RE DEPLOYED INTERNATIONALLY PROTECTING OUR FUTURE. ALOT OF PEOPLE SAY THEY WANT TO SUPPORT THE TROOPS. WELL, THIS IS ONE WAY THEY CAN TANGIBLY DO IT.))
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About 200 state employees currently serve in the National Guard.
The governor also endorsed a measure giving state and local governments greater authority to conduct criminal background checks on workers serving in sensitive positions.
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A mother in Ohio says she was not in her right mind when she attempted to get donations by pretending her seven year old daughter had cancer.
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Teresa Milbrandt pled innocent by reason of insanity to charges of child endangerment and grand theft.
Prosecutors say Milbrandt shaved her daughter's hair and gave the child sleeping pills to simulate side effects of chemotherapy.
They say the girl had been told she was dying and was enrolled in counseling to prepare her. She is now in foster care.
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Health officials say it time to start protecting yourself against the West Nile Virus.
They say the recent rain and warm temperatures have made for a good breading ground for mosquitos.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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Jean, It's infected mosquitos that transfer the virus to humans.
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And health officials says they know the virus is in our area.
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(( Dead birds and infected mosquitos were the first signs that the West Nile virus was in the Roanoke area.
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((AS FAR AS WE DISCOVERED FROM LAST YEAR WE HAD ABOUT 36 POSITIVE BIRDS FROM THE AREA. WE HAD ABOUT 15 TO 20 POSITIVE MOSQUITO POOLS AND I POSITIVE PERSON WITH WEST NILE)) [RUNS18]
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That's why they are urging people to take precautions. Ways to reduce your exposure include wearing long, loose and light-colored clothing, using insect repellent, cleaning out birdbaths weekly, and eliminating any standing water around your home which could be a breeding ground.
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But even if you do get bitten by an infected mosquito that does not mean you will get the virus.
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Health officials say at this point they are not collecting dead birds. But they say that could change and they will keep the public posted.
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Jean, They say right now their main concern is getting residents to take precautions.

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Coming up next on the newscast, Brett Watts will tell us where you can buy a house for just a dollar.
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Investors on Wall Street get some bad news today. We'll see what that means to the stock markets next.
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Then in Sports, one of the N-B-A's best coaches says he is stepping down.
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Concerns about Iraq and some declining economic indicators seemed to scare some investors away fro the stock markets today.
Alexis Christoforous wraps it up in our Marketwatch report.
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Good afternoon folks. It's the Wednesday ticker and we begin with some unfortunate news for the Houston Rockets. Their head coach Rudy Tomjanovich hadn't missed a game in 11 years until last week when he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. He took a week off, and planned to come back tonight. But this afternoon - the 54 year old decided to put his priorities in order.
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The Roanoke Express got some good this afternoon as Jason Jaffray was named to the ECHL's all-rookie team today.

He leads all rookie scorers with 83 points.
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Last night the Express got back in the offensive groove and dismantle Trenton 6-to-1. Roanoke is now tied for the final playoff spot with Trenton with 84 points. The Express is just a point out of second. Richmond skates into town on Friday.
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The Roanoke College softball team is 12 and 3 after splitting a double header with Suny Geneseo yesterday at Moyer Sports Complex.
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The Maroons main strength this season so far is pitching. Sophomore ace Jessica Worsham has an ERA under .80 and, as a staff, Roanoke pitching has allowed just over a run a game in the teams last seven contest. Pitching coach and former Maroon All-American Amy Layman has been a key ingredient.
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The Sweet 16 action begins tomorrow night right here on Your Hometown Station at seven o'clock.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12998 ] Kentucky and Wisconsin will get the evening started tomorrow as they play in Minneapolis. Then around ten o'clock we head to the West region and Anaheim, California for Duke and Kansas.
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[GO TO FRIDAY PINNACLE 12999] The Friday doubleheader has Texas taking on U-Conn in San Antonio. While defending champ Maryland faces the surging Michigan State Spartans in a 10pm tip. It's all right here on WDBJ-7 this Thursday and Friday nights.
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Tonight on News 7 at six we'll examine why who have to have a quality point guard to stay between the lines on the Road to the Final Four. Have safe night folks. [GO TO BREAK]

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Many children dream of having their own playhouse, and one local charity can make their dreams come true. Brent Watts has more from the Ronald McDonald House in Roanoke.
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