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Today on News 7 at 5, the federal government raises the national terror alert level. We'll have the latest in a live report.
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Plus what one group wants done to a bridge that it considers a suicide magnet.
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Showers are moving in right on schedule and will take up residence for the next week. Forcast details in a few moments.

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Mike Stevens will have Virginia Tech's efforts to keep the Big East conference together.
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We'll see the threats posed by some products designed to whiten teeth.
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Plus Annika (On-icka) Sorenstam prepares to tee up against the big boys.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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((THE UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY BELIEVES THAT TERRORISTS INTEND TO PLAN ATTACKS AGAINST TARGETS IN THE UNITED STATES AND FOR THIS REASON THE ALERT LEVEL HAS BEEN RAISED.))
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The nation's terror alert is going up from yellow to orange- the second highest level.
U-S officials say recommend that Americans continue with their plans for work or leisure, but they're asking everyone to be on alert and vigilant.
The orange alert is also a call for all law enforcement to implement increased security measures.
But what exactly prompted this higher terror level?
Aleen Sirgnay is tracking this story from Washington. She joins us live with more.
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(( THE TERROR ALERT HAS BEEN RAISED TO ORANGE AFTER A WARNING FROM THE FBI THAT ATTACKS IN SAUDI ARABIA AND MOROCCO COULD BE WARM UPS TO AN ATTACK HERE IN THE U-S. ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN we do have concerns the terrorists will ...inflict harm. THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT HAS NO SPECIFIC INFORMATION THAT AN ATTACK IS IMMINENT, BUT THEY DO BELIEVE TERRORISTS USED LAST WEEK'S OVERSEAS ATTACKS AS A DIVERSION ... FROM POSSIBLE ATTACKS HERE. AND CHATTER PICKED UP BY INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES FROM EAVESDROPPING ON COMMUNICATIONS OF TERRORISM SUSPECTS ..CONTINUES TO CAUSE CONCERN. ASA HUTCHINSON/HOMELAND SECURITY UNDERSECRETARY IT'S THE FOURTH TIME THE TERROR LEVEL HAS BEEN RAISED, AND IT WILL TRIGGER EXTRA SECURITY MEASURES IN AIRPORTS, BUSINESS AND CITIES...ACROSS THE U-S. POSSIBLY HEADING OFF MORE ATTACKS IN SAUDI ARABIA, OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED THE ARRESTS OF THREE SUSPECTED AL QAEDA MEMBERS THERE. BUT THERE'S NO WORD ON WHETHER THE SUSPECTS ARE LINKED TO LAST WEEK'S ATTACKS ON THREE HOUSING COMPOUNDS IN RIYADH. FEARING MORE ATTACKS, THE U-S AND BRITAIN ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSING EMBASSIES IN THE COUNTRY. DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: The fact that you've arrested a few people doesn't mean that they're gone. they're not. THE LAST TIME WE WERE ON HIGH ALERT WAS JUST BEFORE WE WENT TO WAR WITH IRAQ. THE ALERT WAS LOWERED ONE MONTH LATER. AS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON NOW BACK TO YOU.))

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Law enforcement is relying more and more on technology as a partner in crime-fighting... and nowhere is that more evident than in Virginia Beach.
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Police there are using facial recognition cameras along the beachfront to look for felons and runaways.
The cameras compare points on the faces of tourists with mugshots of wanted criminals and photos of missing persons.

The A-C-L-U says the technology raises privacy issues.
Virginia Beach officials disagree and say the same concerns were raised when fingerprinting and DNA technology were new.
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((STATE SENATOR KEN STOLLE/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: HOW LEGITIMATE THOSE PRIVACY ISSUES CAN BE WHEN THEY'RE WALKING DOWN THE BEACHFRONT IN VIRGINIA BEACH THE STRIP IN VA BEACH WE'RE TRYING TO PROTECT. BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE ARE PARANOID ABOUT THAT LET'S LIMIT THE ABILITY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT TO UTILIZE TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE IT SAFER. PEOPLE JUST DON'T BUY THAT ARGUMENT.)) ((DONNA FLETCHER/VACATIONING FROM OHIO: IF THE PURPOSE THAT'S ITS USED FOR IS TO CATCH CRIMINALS THEN I'M ALL FOR THAT.))
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Meghan Muldoon will have more on her story Eye Spy tonight on News 7 at Six.
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The phrase "Choose Life" is normally associated with anti-abortion campaigns, but in Lynchburg it's taking on another meaning.
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A local group is using those words in its push to make a Lynchburg bridge safer.
For years, the Rivermont Bridge has been the site of numerous suicides and attempted suicides.
Now the Virginia Organizing Project says it's time for the city to do something about it.
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((ROBERT POIGNANT/VA ORGANIZING PROJECT: AND THERE'S ALSO A FINANCIAL PRINCIPLE INVOLVED THAT IF A PERSON WERE TO JUMP OR IF A PERSON WERE INJURED UNDERNEATH HERE, FUTURE INDIVIDUALS WILL BE ADVISED OF THEIR RIGHTS TO BE ABLE TO PURSUE A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY WITHIN THE SIX MONTH LIMITATION.)) (( I HOPE IT NEVER HAPPENS TO ANYONE ELSE. AND LIKE I SAID, IT'S A SAFETY ISSUE AND I THINK THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG OUGHT TO REALIZE THAT AND ADDRESS IT.))
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The V-O-P estimates it would cost about 225-thousand dollars to install higher fencing on the Rivermont bridge.
Supporters say the cost could be covered by capital improvement bonds.
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The Big East meetings in Ponte Vedra (Ponta VEE-dra), Florida are wrapping up as we speak.
Several universities including Virginia Tech are trying to keep the athletic conference together despite the possible defections of some key schools.
Mike Stevens has more on today's activities.
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Coming up next on the newscast, are your teeth paying too high a price for a smile.
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Plus on Health check, Joy Sutton will tell us about a program that wants to help people without medical insurance.
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It is easier than ever before to get a bright smile.
Several over the counter products promise to whiten teeth with little or no effort.
But as Kimberly Osias (Oh-sigh-us) reports, people who use them may be getting more than they bargained for.
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((48 YEAR OLD SMALL BUSINESS OWNER DON HANSEN SAYS HE'S NO MODEL...BUT HE'LL CONFESS TO A BIT OF VANITY.
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Appearance is everything --TRACK-- HE'S SHELLING OUT 600 BUCKS FOR CHEMICAL WHITENING OF HIS TEETH AT HIS DENTIST'S OFFICE.
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It's a little expensive --TRACK-- BUT HIS PEARLY'S ARE NOT EXACTLY WHITE. HANSEN IS CATEGORIZED AS A C-2--ALMOST THE DARKEST ON HIS DENTIST'S SCALE. SO HE'LL BRUSH...AND SWISH...
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Our whitening material is 15 percent hydrogen peroxide --TRACK-- SUBJECT HIMSELF TO BLUE SPECTRUM LIGHT AND HEAT TO SPEED UP THE CHEMICAL PROCESS. THEN HE'LL WAIT...AND WAIT ... FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR... HANSON CHOSE A PROFESSIONAL WHITENING OVER THE SEEMINGLY LESS EXPENSIVE OPTIONS. --STAND-UP-- YOU MAY THINK YOU'RE SAVING MONEY BY BUYING OVER THE COUNTER REMEDIES BUT ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION EVERYBODY'S TEETH ARE DIFFERENT. YOU MAY HAVE HAIRLINE CRACKS THAT WHEN CHEMICALS SEEP IN CAN CAUSE NERVE DAMAGE.
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It can create what we call transient nerve damage
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We'll see sensitivity to gums. We'll see sensitivity to teeth. --TRACK-- THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION CONSIDERS OVER THE COUNTER PASTES WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE TO BE DRUGS AND AS SUCH SHOULD BE RIGOROUSLY TESTED BEFORE THEY CAN BE APPROVED. A PROCESS THEY HAVE ONLY JUST BEGUN. SO IT'S BUYER BEWARE. AND SPEAKING OF BUYERS...TIME'S ABOUT UP FOR DON HANSEN... nats
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They look good --TRACK-- A MEGA WATT SMILE TO WALK OUT THE DOOR. ))

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There are 30-thousand people in the Roanoke Valley without health insurance.
And the Roanoke Valley Academy of Medicine is trying to find a way to provide health care for all of them.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Jean,
The Academy is looking into a program called Project Access.
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It's a system based on doctors donating their time to care for the uninsured.
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All of the health care workers at the Bradley Free Clinic are volunteers. It's the only way the clinic can to afford to treat more than 2-hundred uninsured patients a week.
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And despite its 29 year history of helping the uninsured --its execute director admits there is always more that can be done.
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That's why the Roanoke Valley Academy of Medicine is looking for ways to help.
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Project Access would make it easier for doctors to treat the uninsured by giving them the flexibility to choose how many patients they want to treat.
The theory is that by spreading the patient load around doctors will not feel overburdened, making them more likely to donate their time.
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The Roanoke Valley Academy of Medicine has pledged 125-thousand dollars over the next five year to get the program started.
If you'd like to learn more there, will be a presentation on Project Access today at the Rescue Mission in Roanoke at 7:30 pm..
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Jean,

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Coming up later on the newscast, we will hear from Annika Sorenstam as she prepares to hit the links with the men.
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[VO] Plus a monk puts his life on the line to help a police officer and it is all caught on tape.
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There's more News 7 to come,
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the trip up was a lot slower than the way down, but a little bit later we'll see what it took for two men who fall into a world record.
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Good afternoon everybody, welcome to your two minute ticker which starts on the high school football field. Alleghany high school has selected its new head football coach.
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Jack baker takes over the post for the Mountaineers. Baker attended James River high school, went on to play running back at VMI and has been an assistant coach for the Keydets since 1998 where he worked with the running backs, receivers and served as recruiting coordinator. He takes over a tradition rich Alleghany program that was 3 and 7 last season.

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Northside senior golfer Keith Brammer is this year's recipient of the Don Holliday memorial Scolarship.
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Brammmer accepted the 16 thousand dollar scholarship at a ceremony at the Patrick Henry Hotel this morning. Brammer will use the the scholarship in four- four thousand dollar segments at Virginia Tech where he hope to study Mechanical or civil engineering. Keith has a 3.8 grade point average, is a church youth leader and played, golf, baseball and basketball for the Vikings.
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Sticking with golf, Annika Sorenstam will become the first woman to compete with the men on the PGA Tour in 58 years when the Bank of America Colonial opens tomorrow in Texas.
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Sorenstam got in a little practice today in Fort Worth. Annika will be grouped with a pair of PGA Tour rookies in the opening two rounds, Aaron Barber and Dean Wilson.
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That's it for the ticker. Coming up at six, we'll hear from Mike Stevens in Florida and Dennis Womack as his baseball Cavaliers prep for N-C State in the ACC tourney. Have a great night everybody.

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A monk to the rescue in Texas.
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It all started when a police officer tried to arrest a man. He tried to wrestle her gun away.
It happened in a grocery store parking lot.
When Monk Pat Coughlin showed up to save on some steaks, but he ended up saving the day.
He ran in and grabbed the officers gun and ordered the man to the ground.
But the suspect still put up a struggle.
That's when another good samaritan walked in sitting on the man until more police arrived.
The monk says God simply put him the right place at the right time.
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Two men jumped into the record books today by parachuting off Switzerland's Matterhorn Mountain.
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The two base jumpers leaped off a ridge 42 hundred meters up, but first they had to make their way up the mountain.
Base jumpers take off from solid objects such as buildings, antennas, bridges and in this case a mountain.
Once they got to the top- the first man went.
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Then a few seconds later, the second man leaped into a record.
Because of the Matterhorn's shape, numerous inspections were needed to find a vertical wall high enough to give the jumpers time to open their parachutes.
When they aren't base jumping the 34 and 32 year old are a mountain guide and insurance broker respectively.
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