Today on News 7 at 5, U-S Marines head to Haiti to protect the American Embassy from attack.
Also a local television personality and civic leader passes away after a battle with cancer.
Showers on the way and chilly tempertures through mid week.
Some lottery players in Central Virginia just miss the Mega-millions jackpot, but they still do pretty well.
And there is more research that shows Hormone Replacement Therapy may be a risky treatment for some women.
All that plus the Washington Resdkins are going after a big name.
News 7 at 5 is next.
Fifty U-S Marines have arrived in Haiti- while foreigners there rush to leave the country.
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The U-S marines are there to help protect the U-S embassy and its staff.
Rebels there continue their bloody takeover in the capital of Port au prince. THey're trying to take over and remove president Jean Bertrand Aristide.
has more on the situation.
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((AS THE THREE-WEEK REBELLION IN HAITI GROWS MORE VIOLENT, A PLEA
FROM THE U-S AMBASSADOR PROMPTED THE PENTAGON TO ORDER 50-MARINES DOWN
TO THE CAPITAL CITY OF PORT-AU-PRINCE.
Richard Boucher/State Department Spokesman:
The fleet security team is there to maintain security, not to pull
people out, but if it came to that, they could do that.
MANY OF THE 20-THOUSAND AMERICANS WHO LIVE IN HAITI ARE ALREADY
Barbara Tomassini/U.S. Missionary:
Because of the problems in the country, my country of the U.S. has
asked me to leave.
SKI-MASKED REBELS HAVE TAKEN OVER HALF THE COUNTRY, SO FAR ...
INCLUDING THE SECOND LARGEST CITY, CAP-HAITIEN. AS THEY CLOSE IN ON
PORT-AU-PRINCE, THE REBELS ARE ATTACKING AND DETAINING SUPPORTERS OF
PRESIDENT JEAN-BETRAND ARISTEDE.
A U-S BACKED PEACE PLAN IS ON THE TABLE ... CALLING FOR ARISTEDE
TO REMAIN PRESIDENT WHILE POWER-SHARING WITH RIVALS UNTIL A NEW ELECTION
IS HELD. BUT THE POLITICAL PROCESS SEEMS TO HAVE STALLED.
Charles Becker/Opposition Leader:
SOT: As far as we're concerned, there's really no negotiations possible with Jean-Bertrand Aristede.
BUT POLITICAL EXPERTS SAY, TO AVOID DISASTER, THERE NEEDS TO BE A
QUICK COMPROMISE BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE REBELS.
Ambassador Peter Romero/Former Assistant Secretary of State:
All of them want all of the cards on the table, and right now, it's
a game of chicken.
President Aristede still has plenty of supporters in Port au
Prince ... who could be facing the rebellion within two weeks, if
negotiations break down. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.
As the political fighting continues in Haiti, one Franklin County man is glad to be back at home away from the violence.
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Myranda Stephens joins us now with more.
Jean, Gerald Saint-John returned home from Haiti, Friday,
after spending 17-days there performing missionary work through his church,
Saint-John says most of his time was spent in the village of Pestal, far away from the town of Cap Haitien, where most of the violence has occurred.
But even though he says was never in the midst of danger, he says it was nearly impossible to not know what was going on.
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((WE HEARD ABOUT THE GUINEVERE, THE VILLAGE UP THERE WHERE THE POLICE OFFICERS WERE EXECUTED AND THE HYNCH AREA PONDESU, WE HEARD ALL THAT NEWS 01 1203 AND POLICEMEN THEY WERE FEARING FOR THEIR LIFE, THEY WERE OUTNUMBERED, THEY WERE OUTNUMBERED AND THEY WERE OUTGUNNED 1210))
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Saint-John says he was well aware of all the violence going on in Haiti before he left, but he wasn't going to let that stop him from performing his mission.
In fact he ended up staying a week longer than he had planned because he felt they needed him.
And Jean, Saint-John is no stranger to Haiti. This is his sixth missionary trip to the country, and despite what's going on right now, he's already making plans to go back.
A new U-N report says elections for a new Iraqi government would be possible by the end of the year if security problems are fixed.
But few believe that is possible.
Drew Levinson has more from the United Nations in New York.
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((Flanked by tight security, Donald Rumsfeld is in Baghdad checking on
security and talking up US-Iraqi relations.
(NATSOUND RUMSFELD TO IRAQI)
"WE ARE PROUD TO BE WORKING WITH YOU..".
The Secretary of Defense is trying to determine if American Soldiers
can give Iraqi police and security forces more responsibilities once
power is handed over to the Iraqis on June 30.
The answer is NO, at least not now according the US military's top
(SOT BRIG. GEN. MARK KIMMITT)
"IT IS CLEAR RIGHT NOW THAT IRAQI SECURITY FORCES ARE NOT CAPABLE OF
CONDUCTING INDEPENDENT PROTECTION AND INDEPENDENT DEFENSE OF THIS
This comes at a time when the Iraqis are balking at a U-S plan to first
put in an interim government then have full elections sometime in 2005.
Shiite Muslim leaders don't want to wait that long.
(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)
TODAY U-N SECRETARY GENERAL KOFI ANNAN SAID THOSE ELECTIONS COULD COME
SOONER, PERHAPS BY THE END OF THE YEAR....BUT IF THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN,
HE SAYS PREPARATIONS MUST BEGIN IMMEDIATELY.
A report issued after a U.N. election team visited Iraq said that
country would need at least eight months to prepare credible national
elections and only then if all the security conditions there are met.
But if security remains the top concern, that timeframe doesn't look
Just this morning those problems were highlighted in the wake of more
terror. This time in the Northern city of Kirkuk.
A suicide bomber rammed his car into a police station.
13 policemen were killed and 51 others were wounded.
This is just another example of the problems facing Iraqi's no matter
who is in charge.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York.))
Yesterday House Republicans revealed their plan for the state's budget and today House Democrats trashed it.
Democrats in the House stood together in opposition to the budget proposed by their Republican colleagues.
The House balanced their budget with spending cuts and by eliminating over 500 million dollars in tax exemptions for certain industries.
The Senate proposed a budget that relies on tax increases of nearly four billion dollars.
While they stopped short of endorsing the Senate plan, House Democrats say it comes much closer to meeting the state's needs.
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((DELEGATE KEN MELVIN/D-PORTSMOUTH: WE CARE ABOUT EDUCATION, WE CARE ABOUT JOBS AND WE CARE ABOUT TRANSPORTATION AND ITS ALL BEING THREATENED BY HOUSE BILL 1488 AND THE CHEWING GUM AND BAILING WIRE BUDGET THAT THE HOUSE HAS COME UP WITH.))
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Majority Leader Morgan Griffith defended the House budget.
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((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: WE INCREASED K-12 MONEY, WE INCREASED MONEY FOR HIGHER ED, WE'VE DONE A RESPONSIBLE JOB ON THE BUDGET WITHOUT THE MASSIVE TAX INCREASES THAT THE SENATE HAS PROPOSED.))
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The two chambers will attempt to work out their differences before the March 13th target adjournment date.
A local television personality and community leader has passed away.
Greta Evans died yesterday after a battle with liver cancer. She was most widely known for her work as a reporter and host of "Datebook" for W-S-L-S.
She was also recognized in the community for writing the narration of the musical "Henry Street."
At a ceremony in December, Evans was credited for helping to jump-start the restoration of the Henry Street area.
She also enjoyed speaking to children in the Roanoke area about African customs and lifestyles.
Greta Evans was 68.
Coming up next on the newscast, new evidence links hormone replacement therapy with asthma.
Also independent Presidential candidate Ralph Nader schedules an appearance for Roanoke County.
Some democrats blame Ralph Nader for Al Gore's loss in the last presidential election, but Nader's back in the game running for President yet again as an independent.
Nader says even if the candidates are tied in polls going into election day he won't back off from his campaign.
Nader's getting his message out in Washington, before headin goff to Texas later this week.
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((RALPH Nader/INDEPENDENT PRES. CANDIDATE: THIS CAMPAIGN WILL REACH OUT TO YOUNG PEOPLE AND TO ALL PEOPLE WHO WISH TO VOLUNTEER FOR OUR EFFORTS IN 50 STATES WHO WISH TO CONTRIBUTE WHO WISH TO HIHLIGHT THEIR OWN CREATIVE SOLUTIONS COMMUNITY BY COMMUNITY WHICH ARE ALMOST NEVER HIGHLIGHTED BY POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS.))
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Nader who turns 70 this week says his campaign will include fighting for universal health care, campaign finance reform and fighting poverty.
Nader will be in the Roanoke Valley this spring.
The Independent is scheduled to speak at Hollins University on Friday, April second.
A spokesman for the school says the cost of tickets is still being determined.
The appearance was booked months ago although it was just yesterday that Nader announced his intention to run for the nation's top office.
Martha Stewarts attorneys are making their case today in court.
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They brought an Ink Expert ot the stand who analyzed a key piece of evidence- The stock worksheet.
Defense Attorneys say its proof Martha Stewart had a pre-existing agreement with her stockbroker to sell Imclone stock at 60 dollars.
A proseuctors expert testifed that the 60 notation was made in a different pen than the rest of the worksheet. But the defense witness said as many as three pens were used throughout the document.
Comedian Bill Cosby was in court today lending support to his old friend Martha Stewart.
On Healthcheck, there is more bad news for women taking hormone replacement therapy.
A new study released just this afternoon shows that the drugs, already connected to an increased risk of heart disease and breast cancer, can also increase the risk of asthma.
Doctor Sean Kenniff has more.
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((IT IS ANOTHER STRIKE AGAINST THE USE OF HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY OR
THE ESTROGEN AND PROGESTIN PILLS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SHOWN TO INCREASE THE
RISK OF SOME DEADLY DISEASES.... NOW NEW RESEARCH SAYS THE HORMONES CAN
ALSO INCREASE THE CHANCE OF DEVELOPING ASTHMA.
(SOT-Dr. Graham Barr/Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center)
"there was an approximately two fold increased risk compared to women
who have never taken hormones." :05
DOCTOR GRAHAM BARR ANALYZED DATA ON MORE THAN 70-THOUSAND WOMEN GOING
HE FOUND THAT THOSE ON H-R-T INCREASED THE RISK OF ASTHMA NO MATTER HOW
LONG THEY TOOK THE PILLS.
"we actually found there seems to be this doubling of risk among women
who had recently started taking it and including women right up to about
ten years out." :11
STANDUP: (Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS NEWS/Miami, FL)
WHILE A DOUBLING OF RISK SOUNDS IMPRESSIVE IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT
THE CHANCES OF A WOMAN IN THIS AGE RANGE DEVELOPING ASTHMA IN THE FIRST
PLACE IS VERY SMALL.
HOWEVER, THIS NEW INFORMATION DOES TIP THE SCALES AGAINST H-R-T ONCE
STUDIES OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS HAVE SHOWN THE PILLS CAN INCREASE THE
RISK OF STROKE, HEART DISEASE, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, BREAST CANCER AND
THE RESULTS HAVE LEFT MANY TO WONDER IF ANYONE SHOULD BE TAKING THESE
DRUGS AT ALL?.
THE ANSWER, SURPRISINGLY ENOUGH, IS YES.... FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE SEVERE
(SOT-Dr. Steven Goldstein/NYU Medical Center)
"the use of hormone therapy has been and still continues to be
appropriate in as low a dose as possible for as short a period of time
as possible for treatment of disruptive symptoms." :11
BUT FOR WOMEN TAKING H-R-T IN HIGHER DOSES IT'S TIME TO DECIDE IF AN
IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE IS WORTH THE SMALL RISK OF DEVELOPING A DISEASE
THAT COULD END IT.
DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))
Stay with us, Robin Reed is up next with the full forecast.
Then in Sports, Washington tries to pick up a premier running back, but it could prove costly.
Coming up today in our Marketwatch report, the government cancels a big dollar contract with Boeing.
And the old saying "close but no cigar" does not apply to some lottery players in Lynchburg and Bedford. We'll explain following sports.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your Monday ticker which starts in the City of Champions. Hampden-Sydney and Virginia Wesleyan are all set for tonight's ODAC Tournament Final which tips at 7 o' clock. Travis Wells checks in now with a title game preview from the Salem Civic Center.
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When Joe Gibbs took over the Redskins you two things were going to have to change on offense. One is that the team would have to have a proven tight end, and the other is that it would have to find an every down running back.
That back appears to be the Denver Broncos Clinton Portis. Reports from the Rockies to the shores of the Potomac indicate that the two sides are working on a trade to bring the former University of Miami star to DCTERMS.
Portis ran for over 15 hundred yards last year despite missing three games with chest and ankle injuries.
He will not, however, come without a cost.
The Skins will have to give up cornerback Champ Bailey and possibly their second round pick in the upcoming April draft.
Bailey is currently designated as the Skins' franchise player.
In one other footbal note - the University of Richmond has hired Dave Clawson as it's new head football coach. He has been head coach for the past five years at Fordham University.
The 36-year-old Clawson succeeds Jim Reid, who left U-R after nine seasons to become the defensive-line coach at Syracuse.
Clawson is known for being a wide open offensive coach.
Speaking of wide open -
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Nextel Cup driver Jimmie Johnson and his model fiancee Chandra Janway joined forces with LEVIS signature clothes to give some NASCAR folks a make over today.
Among those getting the treatment - Giles native Marty Smith - who is the chief writer for NASCAR dot COM.
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And don't forget tomorrow night the ACC is right back hereon Your Hometown Station as Virginia looks to pick up another ACC win.
The Cavs are home host the Tarheels.
Catch the game right here at 8 tomorrow night.
Jean will be back in just a moment to wrap up News 7 at Five.
Take care everybody.
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On Wall Street today, the U-S Army dealt a blow to the Dow by canceling a helicopter
program run by Boeing and a division of United Technologies.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Eighteen employees of one Lynchburg company, and a Bedford County couple are celebrating Friday's mega-millions drawing.
They didn't claim the big prize, but their tickets are providing a six-figure pay-off.
Co-workers at American Hofmann Corporation in Lynchburg travelled to Roanoke this morning to cash in their winning ticket.
They matched five out of six numbers in the drawing to claim 175- thousand dollars. The jackpot will be divided 14 ways.
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((SCOOTER WALLER/LOTTERY WINNER: EVERY TIME IT GETS OVER 100- MILLION WE ALWAYS PLAY. NORMALLY WE PUT IN FIVE DOLLARS A PIECE. THIS TIME SINCE IT GOT UP TO 200- MILLION WE FIGURED WE'D RAISE THE STAKES. SO WE ALL CHIPPED IN 50 DOLLARS A PIECE.))
((TIM WOOLARD/LOTTERY WINNER: WE DESERTED THE SHOP TODAY. EVERYBODY LEFT AN EMPTY SHOP BEHIND, BUT THE BOSS SAID IT WAS OKAY IF WE LEFT.))
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[SUPER=01-Tim Woolard/Lottery Winner; :10]
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The other big winner was Enos (EE-nuss) Blankenship of Bedford County.
A regular lottery player, Blankenship used family birth dates to choose five out of six winning numbers.
He collected 124- thousand dollars after taxes.