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Today on News 7 at 5, American ground forces are within 30 miles of Baghdad after they smash through units of Iraq's Republican Guard. We'll have a live report.
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Also fire knocks two local radio stations off the air.
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No reason to mess with a good forecast. We shoot for 80s tomorrow under mostly sunny skies. Details ahead.

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The World Health Organization warns travelers to avoid parts of China and Hong Kong.
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A local couple is upset after they are charged 30 dollars when their doctor's office left a message on their answering machine.
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Plus local travel agents say what is normally a busy time for them isn't.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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((WE'VE MOVED TO WITHIN THIRTY MILES OF BAGHDAD.))
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Coalition Forces forge ahead- expecting to encounter Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard.
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((WE ARE EXPECTING OR AT LEAST OR PLANNING A DIFFICULT FIGHT AHEAD NOT A COUP DE MA OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.))
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[SUPER=219-Jean Jadhon/jjadhon*wdbj7.com;]


Good Evening. It is only a matter of time before coalition troops enter Baghdad.
Teri Okita is in Kuwait with the latest on Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SUPER=201-Stanley McChrystal/Pentagon Spokesman;]
[SUPER=201-Staff Sgt. Miguel Lugo/3rd Infantry Division;]
[SUPER=201-Teri Okita/CBS News]
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((JUST THIRTY MILES TO GO. WITH EACH PASSING HOUR, COALITION ARTILLERY SHELLS ARE LANDING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO BAGHDAD. IN A TWO-PRONG ATTACK, THE ARMY'S 3RD INFANTRY DIVISION AND MARINES FROM THE FIRST EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ARE PUSHING THEIR WAY TO THE CAPITAL CITY. Maj. Gen Stanley McChrystal/Pentagon Spokesman "ITS CLEARLY THREATENING BAGHDAD AND CLEARLY THREATENING THE CORE OF THE REGIME." IN AL KUT, SOUTH EAST OF BAGHDAD...MARINES DESTROYED AN ENTIRE DIVISION OF REPUBLICAN GUARD TROOPS. UNIDENTIFIED MARINE: "SEEMS LIKE THE ENEMY WAS PRETTY OVERWHELMED AS WE CAME IN, SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE PULLING OUT." THERE WAS LITTLE IRAQI RESISTANCE ... AS THE ARMY PUSHED THROUGH THE STRATEGIC KARBALA GAP ON A MAIN ROAD TO BAGHDAD. DOZENS OF ENEMY SOLDIERS SURRENDERED, AND THERE ARE ALSO REPORTS OF IRAQIS SOLDIERS DROPPING THEIR UNIFORMS ON THE ROADSIDE AS THEY FLEE. STAFF SGT. MIGUEL LUGO/3RD INFANTRY DIVISION "THEY KNOW THEY CAN'T STOP US."
NO ONE STOPPED U-S COMMANDOS TUESDAY IN NASIRAYAH DURING A DARING RESCUE OF AMERICAN P-O-W, JESSICA LYNCH. THE 19-YEAR-OLD FROM WEST VIRGINIA HAS BEEN MOVED TO A U-S HOSPITAL IN GERMANY FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT. Teri Okita/Reporting: While much progress was made today, the Pentagon predicts the toughest fight is still ahead. And perhaps in reference to earlier battles, it says it's in no way underestimating potential Iraqi resistance. Teri Okita, CBS News, Kuwait. Now back to you.))

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A warning to travelers to avoid Hong Kong and the Southern Chinese Province of Guangdong- because of the killers SARS pneumonia.
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The World Health Organization issued the travel alert today.
It says there is evidence the disease is being spread by the environment in Hong Kong- possibly through the water or sewage systems and not just by close personal contact.
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((DR. DAVID HEYMAN/WHO COMMUNICABLE DISEASES DIRECTOR: WE'VE SPOKEN WITH MANY OF OUR ADVISORS YOU KNOW EW HAVE SEVERAL ADVISORS AROUND THE WORLD, WE TALKED WITH THEM AS WELL AND THROUGH ALL OF THESE DISCUSSIONS WHICH WENT ON ALL DAY YESTERDAY AND THE DAY BEFORE WE HAVE COME TO THIS CONCLUSION.))
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Dr. Heywood says the recommendation will be re-evaluated everyday.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome known as SARS has killed 75 and sickened 23-hundred around the world.
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The travel warnings have prompted area universities to reorganize their study-abroad programs.
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Virginia Tech has canceled its programs to China, Hong Kong and Vietnam. The programs allowed students to earn credits during the summer at colleges and universities outside of the U-S.
About 50-students had signed up to go to Asia this year, but officials say they will either have to study somewhere else or wait until next year.
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((DAN O'BRIEN/VIRGINIA TECH EDUCATION ABROAD: 7:16 WE INFORM THEM THAT THINGS LIKE THIS MAY HAPPEN AND WE DO TELL THEM THAT WE WILL TRY TO ACCOMODATE THEM TRY TO FUNNEL THEM IN OTHER PROGRAMS AND IF NOT WE WILL REFUND AS MUCH MONEY AS POSSIBLE IN THESE CASES 7:28))
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The university says it is NOT canceling programs to Japan, because so far no warnings have been issued to avoid travel there.
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Officials at Radford University say they are still debating whether to cancel their study-abroad to China. They say they will make a decision by the end of the week.

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It was a mixed bag for Governor Warner today as he scored some victories and suffered some defeats during the General Assembly's veto session.
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Legislators rejected the governor's amendments to a measure banning partial birth abortions.
And they refused to accept his changes to a bill requiring a parent's consent before a minor can obtain an abortion.

But the General Assembly failed to override the governor's veto of a bill to repeal the estate tax.
Warner's veto of a bill creating a "Choose Life" specialty license plate was also sustained.
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The vote on the Choose Life plate was six short of the necessary two-thirds majority.
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Two radio stations are off the air after a small electrical fire.
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The fire broke out at the W-S-L-C and W-S-L-Q building in Salem around 2-30 this afternoon. The fire started in one of the A-M transmitters, and was quickly extinguished. Both stations are silent because power has been turned off to the building. There is no word on what caused the fire, or when W-S-L-C will be back on the air.
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A 19 year old soldier from West Virginia is rescued from Iraq. Now her hometown is preparing to party. We'll have that story next.
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And we will tell you why the spring has not been kind to the travel industry.
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Former P-O-W Jessica Lynch has landed in Germany. This is alive picture.
Just yesterday she was rescued in a raid by special operations forces in Iraq.
Meanwhile residents of her hometown of Palestine, West Virginia say they will throw a big block party when she gets home.
Stacy Case has more.
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(THE SUN IS SHINING ON SMALL TOWN WEST VIRGINIA...PALESTINE'S' FAVORITE

DAUGHTER IS COMING HOME.

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"GOOD NEWS CAME THROUGHT AND THE ROOF GOT A LITTLE HIGHER AND THE DOOR GOT A LITTLE LOOSER WHEN MOM CAME THROUGH"
THROUGH NINE DAYS OF NOT KNOWING THE LYNCH FAMILY SAYS IT NEVER STOPPED PRAYING FOR JESSICA'S RESCUE... A DARING MISSING THAT CAME YESTERDAY. THIS MILITARY VIDEO SHOWS ARMY RANGERS AND NAVY SEALS STORMING THE SADDAM HOSPITAL IN NASARIYA, RETURNING WITH THE YOUNG ARMY PRIVATE IN TOW. SHE IS REPORTED TO HAVE GUNSHOT WOUNDS AND BROKEN BONES.

SOT: GREG LYNCH, SR/FATHER

"Last we heard she was missing in action. So it was a big shock to learn she was captured."
BRIDGE: JESSICA'S FAMILY SAYS SHE JOINED THE MILITARY TO PAY FOR AN EDUCATION. THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HERE IS 15%. JESSICA WANTED TO SERVE HER COUNTRY THEN RETURN HOME TO TEACH.

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"SHE TOLD HER KINDERGARTEN TEACHER WHEN SHE WAS IN KINDERGARTEN SHE WANTED HER JOB."
A WEST VIRGINIA COLLEGE HAS ALREADY OFFERED JESSICA A FULL SCHOLARSHIP. THE FIRST OF MANY HOMECOMING PRESENTS.

SOT: GREG LYNCH, SR/FATHER

"WE LOVE HER AND THE LITTLE BRATS CAUSED A BIG STIR IN THIS COUNTY."
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JESSICA BELONGED TO THE 507TH MAINTENANCE COMPANY, WHICH WAS AMBUSH WENT IT TOOK A WRONG TURN MARCH 23RD. THERE WILL BE NO WRONG TURNS ON HER WAY HOME. THE ROAD IS OPEN AND HER FAMILY IS WAITING.
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A traditionally busy time for traveling is not taking off.
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Travel agents and airport officials say customer traffic is slow for March and April even though it's usually the busiest time of the year for the industry. At Martin Travel in Roanoke, owner Mel Ludovici says some people are still booking but outside factors have certainly taken a toll.
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((MEL LUDOVICI/MARTIN TRAVEL PRESIDENT; THE ECONOMY AND THAT'S THE SINGLE BIGGEST THING, THE WAR I THINK IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL THING IT JUST MAKES PEOPLE FEEL GLOOMY THEY NEST INSTEAD OF GO OUT AND DO THINGS THEY NORMALLY DO AND THE VAGUE THREAT OF TERRORISM.)) ((JACKIE SHUCK/AIRPORT DIRECTOR; I CAN TELL FROM THE PARKING LOT WE DON'T HAVE THE SAME NUMBER OF PEOPLE FLYING THAT AS WE USUALLY DO. ))
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Shuck describes aviation as an "ailing industry." The destinations hardest hit are Europe and now in part to the SARS epidemic, Asia. Many major airlines have responded to the lack of air passenger demand by eliminating some flights out of their hubs.

Roanoke has not lost any flights.
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Most people realize that visits to their doctors result in a bill. But what about a phone call?
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As Marya Jones found out, it's perfectly legal to charge patients for phone calls... and local doctors are doing it.
That's right, Jean.
Doctors say there's a growing demand to consult with patients over the phone...
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and their time is money.
One couple from Roanoke says they found that out the hard way.
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((SHARON FARMER: IT'S THE PRINCIPLE OF IT. WE PAY TOO MUCH FOR HEALTHCARE TO BE NICKEL AND DIMED TO DEATH. ))
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Sharon and Joe Farmer are putting up a big fight against a 29 dollar medical bill from Lewis-Gale Clinic.
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((SHARON FARMER: THEY HAD BILLED US FOR THE PHONE CALL TO LET HIM KNOW TO CONTINUE HIS SAME DOSE OF MEDICATION AND TO FOLLOW UP IN THE LAB IN ONE MONTH.... IS THIS RIGHT? CAN YOU BILL FOR A PHONE CALL?))
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As it turns out, you can.
By law, physicians can charge for phone calls to consult with patients, report lab results or to adjust therapy.
In practice, though, few of them actually do.
But Lewis-Gale's business manager says SHE thinks it's getting more common. [INSERT BOARD 2]
Employees of the Clinic would not talk on camera, but a spokesman says:
"It's based on treatment that's necessary and what the doctor feels is necessary... We follow Medicare billing guidelines. Every situation is an individual situation between a doctor and a patient."
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The Farmer's uncollected 15-dollar copay got them sent to a collection agency.
And though they plan to keep seeing the same doctor, they won't bend on one detail:
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(( A COPAY IS FOR OFFICE VISITS. YOU DON'T PAY A COPAY FOR A TELEPHONE CALL. ))
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Though Lewis-Gale Clinic acknowledges some of its doctors DO bill for phone calls, it was unable to provide an estimate of how many in time for this story.
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I also checked with Carilion ... which says its doctors have the option to bill for phone calls, but so far, they have not used it.
Jean?

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Coming up next on the newscast, Robin Reed will let us know how long the warm weather is going to stick around.


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Then in Sports, Steve Mason catches up with members of the Roanoke Express as they prepare for the playoffs.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the stock markets rally on good news from the front.
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Then a little later, we'll see what's blossoming in the nation's capital.
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Buyers apparently encouraged as U-S troops close in on Baghdad returned to Wall Street in large numbers today.
Alexis Christoforous sees what that meant to the stock markets.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midweek ticker.
The Roanoke Express faces off against Greensboro in the first round of the ECHL best of five playoff series tomorrow night in the Triad. Steve Mason has a quick preview for us.
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((JASON JAFFRAY/EXPRESS FORWARD:))
((The Express finished the regular season with a 4 and 3 record against the Generals but lost to Greensboro in the last two games between the two Northeast division rivals.)) ((:)) ((:))

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The Nascar Winston Cup circuit heads to Talladega this weekend for the second restrictor plate race of the season.

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Steve Park, who is testing at Martinsville this week, has watched his DEI teammates Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt, Junior dominate the superspeedways, winning 7 of the last nine plate races. Park hopes he's the one up front this weekend.
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Coming up at the top of the hour - the Avalanche arrive in town today. We'll hear from them, plus have an update on the Tech coaching job. The new coach won't be Ed DeChellis - he is headed to Penn State. Take care everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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Army Private First Class Jessica Lynch has arrived at a U-S air base in southwestern Germany on a C-17 transport plane.

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She'll receive treatment at a nearby U-S military medical center for combat wounds suffered during her capture by Iraqi forces.
Lynch's general condition has not been revealed. However, sources in Kuwait say she is believed to have broken legs, a broken arm and at least one gunshot wound.
The 19-year-old supply clerk was rescued by U-S special operations forces who slipped behind enemy lines and seized Lynch from the Saddam Hospital Tuesday night.
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A sure sign of spring in the Nation's capitol.
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The Cherry Blossoms are out.
The trees were a gift of friendship from Japan, but this year, the lack of visitors here to see them is a reminder not of peace, but of war.
In the past visitors flooded the tidal basin.
But today crowds were small, many cancelling their trip after war started.
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