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Today on News 7 at 5, U-S Marines and some Iraqi residents earn a symbolic victory today, but President Bush says the war is not over.
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Plus barring any late invervention, Earl Bramblett is just hours from execution.
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Stuck with another gray, drizzly day. Any changes for tomorrow? We'll check the forecast in a moment.

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Also today A leading Health Official says they are working hard to prevent the spread of SARS.
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we will see how a new device could save the lives of heart attack patients.
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Plus a leading NASCAR team makes some changes at the top. News 7 at 5 is next.
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Iraqis bring down a statue of Saddam Hussein with the help of U-S Marines in Central Baghdad.
But U-S officials are stopping short of declaring victory saying there could still be great danger ahead.
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((DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY: AND THE FIGHTING WILL CONTINUE FOR SOME PERIOD BUT BUT CERTAINLY ANYONE SEEING THE FACES OF THE LIBERATED IRAIS, THE FREE IRAQIS HAS TO SAY THAT THIS IS A VERY GOOD DAY.))
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Iraqi's ambassador to the U-N did say today "The Game is Over."
It is the first admission by an Iraqi official that the coalition troops led by the U-S have overwhelmed Iraqi forces.
Mohammed al-Douri now says his hope is that the Iraqi people can live in peace.
Teri Okita is following this story. She joins us live from Kuwait on a historic day with the latest.
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((THESE IMAGES WILL FOREVER BE LINKED TO THE FALL OF SADDAM HUSSEIN. A STATUE OF THE IRAQI LEADER PULLED TO THE GROUND IN THE HEART OF BAGHDAD ... FOLLOWED BY A WILD CELEBRATION. : IRAQI CITIZEN "ALL THE PEOPLE HERE IS HAPPY, I SEE HAPPY."

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U.S. COMMANDERS CAUTION: THE FIGHTING IS NOT OVER AND POCKETS OF RESISTANCE KEPT UP A STEADY BARRAGE IN SOME PARTS OF THE CAPITAL CITY. . BUT THERE WAS NO STOPPING A HUGE COLUMN OF TANKS AS IT ROLLED INTO THE CENTER OF BAGHDAD ON WEDNESDAY. MARINES FANNED OUT ... TAKING POSITIONS FORMERLY HELD BY IRAQI MILITIA. LANCE CPL. PEEBLES/U.S.M.C.: "GUYS THAT WERE HERE RAN SCARED TODAY, THEY SAY WHAT WAS COMING AND DIDN'T WANT NONE OF IT." MARINES ALSO SECURED THE PALESTINE HOTEL ... WHERE 2 JOURNALISTS WERE KILLED TUESDAY.
WITH NO IRAQI LEADERS OR POLICE IN SIGHT, MANY PEOPLE LOOTED GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS ... TAKING ANYTHING THEY COULD CARRY. IRAQ'S AMBASSADOR TO THE U-N WAS THE ONLY IRAQI OFFICIAL TO COMMENT. MOHAMMED ALDOURI/IRAQI AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS "THIS IS A WAR AND THERE WILL BE IN A WAR, A WINNER AND SOMEONE WHO IS A LOSER." AS FOR SADDAM, HIS WHEREABOUTS REMAIN IN QUESTION. DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE "EITHER DEAD, INCAPACITATED OR HEALTHY, COWERING IN SOME TUNNEL TRYING TO NOT BE CAUGHT."
Teri Okita/Reporting: There's little time for coalition troops to celebrate. They're now looking towards Tikrit ... Saddam's hometown ... where, they say, his loyalists may make a "last stand" ... and could still use chemical weapons. Teri Okita, CBS News, Kuwait.))

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The arrival of allied troops in central Baghdad also brought celebration among Iraqis living here in western Virginia.
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The television was tuned to an arabic satellite channel this morning, as events were unfolding there.
Members of Roanoke's Iraqi community say this is a day they've been waiting for, for more than a dozen years.
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((JUST A NEW LIFE FOR US. WE ARE SO HAPPY AND WE WAIT A LONG TIME FOR THIS MOMENT. ALL THE IRAQUI PEOPLE NOT JUST ME. ))
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Majeed (mah-JEED) and other Iraqis in Roanoke haven't been in contact with relatives since the war began.
Many haven't seen their families in over ten years, and say they're looking forward to the day when they can visit them again.
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A South Boston native is unaccounted for since flying a mission in Iraq. The Department of Defense says Major William Watkins is one of two airmen who did not return from a mission.
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Officials say an F-15E Strike Eagle similar to this one went down in Iraq on Sunday but they will not confirm that it was Watkins' aircraft. William Watkins grew up in South Boston.
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His family members in Danville say they're praying for his safe return but do not want to release any information that may jeopardize the possibility of that happening. Watkins is based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina. He was deployed from the 4th Fighter Wing.

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There is more legal manuvering today in the case of death row inmate Earl Bramblett. Bramblett is the convicted killer of a family of four in Vinton. He is scheduled to die in the electric chair tonight.
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Meghan Muldoon is at the Greensville Correctional Center with the latest.
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Coming up next on the newscast, some old therapy is getting a new life as a heart treatment,
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and doctors say they are working on a test AND vaccine for the SARS virus.
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A Thaxton woman died in an accident on Route 460 this morning.
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State Police say 79-year old Commie Whorley was turning East on 460 and was hit by a tractor trailer in the Westbound lanes around 11:45. She died at the scene. Both Westbound lanes were blocked for more than two hours before one lane was opened, and the road was cleared less than an hour ago. The driver of the tractor trailer was NOT injured. State Police say NO charges will be filed.
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Scientists and medical experts are working to prevent an outbreak of SARS in the U-S.
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That's what Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson told federal lawmakers today.
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((TOMMY THOMPSON/HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY: MORE THAN 250 RESEARCHERS AND STAFF FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PRVENTION ARE WORKING AROUND THE CLODK IN LABORATORIES AND ON LOCATION IN SEVERAL AFFECTED NATIONS TO UNDERSTAND THIS NEW DISEASE.))
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Thompson says 2-thousand 523 cases of the disease have been identified worldwide.
In the U-S there are currently 149 cases under investigation.
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Today on Health Check, we're looking at an unusual treatment for heart patients.
Doctors aren't sure why it works, but many patients are responding.
Dr. Sean Kenniff has more.
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((FRANCISCA GONZALEZ ISN'T EXACTLY SKIPPING THRU THE PARK ---- YET.



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EVERYBODY SAYS -- WOW!
TRACK: AFTER 10-ANGIOPLASTIES AND A STENT, FRANCISCA WAS STILL EXHAUSTED AND CRIPPLED BY ANGINA. BUT-- SHE REFUSED A BYPASS OPERATION...SO HER DOCTOR SUGGESTED E-E-C-P -- ENHANCED EXTERNAL COUNTERPULSATION THERAPY.

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9-DAYS AFTER THAT I STARTED FEELING GOOD.
TRACK: SHE STARTED WALKING FASTER AND FARTHER AND THE PAIN WENT AWAY. EVEN HER SKEPTICAL DOCTOR BECAME A BELIEVER.

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IN LAYMEN'S TERMS -- IT IS NOTHING BUT PUTTING CUFFS ON THE LOWER PART OF LIMBS DURING A CERTAIN PART OF THE CARDIAC CYCLE.
TRACK: (GRAPHIC) THE 3 SETS OF CUFFS ARE BLOWN UP AND DEFLATED IN SYNC WITH THE PATIENT'S HEARTBEAT ... AS THEY ARE BLOWN UP-- THEY COMPRESS THE BLOOD IN THE LEGS... SENDING IT RUSHING RIGHT TOWARD THE HEART WHEN IT'S IN ITS RESTING PHASE... SO THERE'S MUCH MORE BLOOD FOR THE HEART TO PUMP BACK TO THE LUNGS --MEANING MORE OXYGEN REACHES THE HEART MUSCLE.

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TRACK: THE THEORY BEHIND THE THERAPY HAS BEEN AROUND FOR DECADES -- AND THE TECHNOLOGY REFINED IN THE THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS -- BUT NO ONE IS EXACTLY SURE JUST HOW IT WORKS...WHICH MAY BE ONE REASON IT HASN'T QUITE "CAUGHT ON" NATIONWIDE.

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THIS TREATMENT TAKES A MUCH MORE LONGER TIME. 35 SESSIONS WHICH TAKES ABOUT 7-WEEKS...
TRACK: THE DAILY SESSIONS DON'T BOTHER FRANCISCA. THIS IS NUMBER 22 FOR HER -- AND SHE DOESN'T WANT TO STOP...PROBABLY UNTIL SHE'S SKIPPING HOME. DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))

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Coming up next on the newscast, Brent Watts will tell us what's cooking with the Junior League.
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The Junior League of the Roanoke Valley is hoping to give you a little "Taste of the States" this weekend. The organization is holding its second annual Cookbook Sale at Valley View Mall. Brent Watts sampled just a few of the recipes from the 45 different cookbooks for sale.
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Still to come on the newscast, Robert Yates Racing makes a big change before Martinsville.
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Then a little bit later, a school system takes some 7th and 8th graders to Hooters. Now their parents want to know why.
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As coalition forces move closer to victory in Iraq, Wall Street is turning its attention back to the economy. The problem is the market doesn't necessarily like what it sees. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to your midweek ticker. The campgrounds around the Martinsville Speedway are starting to fill up for this weekend's racing twinbill. Unlike last week at Talladega, braking and handling will be much more important than aerodynamics.
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Biffle will be racing in his first Cup race at the half mile track. He understands the parity in the sport right now and hopes to become the 9th different winner this season.
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In one other Nascar note, Robert Yates Racing has fired Dale Jarrett's crew chief, Brad Parrott.
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Parrott worked with the 88 team for only eight races, winning the Subway 400 at Rockingham, in the second event of the season.
In addition, Parrott's brother Todd, the team's competition director, has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the team. Engineers Garth Finley and Richard Buck will run the team this weekend at Martinsville.
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The coaching carousel continues to turn in the ACC. Wake Forest may be the latest school to have an opening in its basketball program.
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Demon Deacons boss Skip Prosser is the frontrunner to replace Ben Howland at Pittsburgh. Prosser was scheduled to meet with Wake Athletic Director Ron Wellman this afternoon in Winston-Salem. The 52 year Steel City native led the Deacs to the ACC regular season title this year, but has made no secret that he would like to return home.
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In other coaching news, Kansas today fired A-D Al Bohl, but it may not be enough to keep Roy Williams in Lawrence.
Williams spoke with former UNC Coach Dean Smith last night and sources say that Williams will be given the right of first refusal in reference to the Tarheels vacancy.
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That's it for the ticker. Coming up tonight at six, Steve Mason checks in with words from the Express following last night's playoff ouster, and details on the second annual Roy Stanley Memorial Golf Tournament, which is undergoing some changes this year. See you then folks.

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It may have been a popular decision with the boys, but some parents in Belleville, Illinois are not happy with their school system's choice of restaurants.
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A group of 7th and 8th graders on a field trip were taken to a Hooters restaurant to eat.
Parents are now seeing photos their 12 and 13 year-old children took inside the restaurant with scantily clad waitresses.
Some took their complaints to the school board last night.
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The school superintendent says Hooters was the closest and most affordable place for the kids to go without crossing a busy highway.
However he admits he should have considered a different restaurant.
Still one of the chaperones says there was nothing wrong with the decision.
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Angry parents say they want an apology and sexism training for school officials.
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