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Coming up today next on News 7 at 5, a man is injured after his car is hit by a train in Salem.
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Police officials investigating an apparent abduction have more questions for the victim.
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Nothing warm about this forecast as a storm system nearby continues to pull cold air our way. A look at the SkyTracker 7 radar analysis in a moment.

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A local soldier finds military bureacracy is getting in the way of his trip home.
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The winners of a 236 MILLION dollar lottery finally come forward in Richmond.
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Plus U-V-A decides if Pete Gillen will return as the coach of the men's basketball team. News 7 at 5 is next.

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((BETTY GRUBB: IF THEY WANT HIM OVER THERE BAD ENOUGH TO GET HIM THERE, THE FAMILY WANTS HIM HOME BAD ENOUGH TO GET HIM HERE.))
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After more than a year of service in Iraq, a Carroll County soldier is having trouble getting a plane to come back home.
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Good Evening...

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A Galax army reservist and dozens of others from Virginia are stuck in Iraq.
Members of the 9-46th Transportation Company have been bumped from not one, but three flights now.
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First Sargeant Steven Burnette's been in Iraq for 426 days now. He completed his initial mission in November and has been on guard duty waiting for a flight home.
His family says, they're proud of Burnette's service to the country, but he's been there long enough and they want him out of harms way.
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((KRISTA: THEY ACTUALLY ARE HAVING TO STAY LONGER THAN UNITS THAT HAVE BEEN THERE LESS TIME. AND A LOT OF THE UNITS THAT ARE ACTIVE DUTY ARE GIVEN PRECEDENCE AND SENT HOME BEFORE THE RESERVES ARE. WHITNEY: I'M PROUD OF HIM BEING OVER THERE, I'D LIKE HIM TO BE BACK HERE. I'LL BE GRADUATING FROM COLLEGE WITH MY TWO YEAR DEGREE AND I'D LIKE HIM TO BE HOME BY MAY. THAT'S MY GOAL.))
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The family says Burnette has already been told he'll be activated again in November.
Coming up tonight at 6:00 we'll tell you how a local congressman is helping.. and how the family's fight to get him home could soon be over.
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Meanwhile in Iraq, more violence near Fallujah- one day after yesterday's killings of four American civilians.
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Today three U-S troops were hurt when a truck was attacked and set on fire on the road leading to Fallujah.
Eyewitnesses said the truck was carrying a caravan for U-S forces.
Right now U-S forces are not in Fallujah, but U-S military leaders say that will change- and the attacks on U-S civilians will not go unpunished.
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((BRIG. GENERAL MARK KIMMITT/U.S. ARMY: COALITION FORCES WILL BE RESPONDING. THEY WILL BE IN THAT CITY. IT WILL BE AT A TIME AND A PLACE OUR OUR CHOOSING, IT WILL BE METHODICAL, IT WILL BE PRECISE AND IT WILL BE OVERWHELMING.))
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General Kimmitt says it is a small number of people in Fallujah who would rather fight and kill- than have running water or schools for thier children.
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A Radford man is in good condition tonight- after he pulled his car into the path of a train this morning.
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It happened off Apperson Drive in Salem just after nine- thirty. Police say 63- year- old Cary Tolbert pulled in front of a Norfolk Southern train headed to Roanoke.
His Toyota sedan was pushed about 50 feet and then thrown to the side of the tracks. Witnesses say the crossing signal WAS working and they don't know why Tolbert drove in front of the train. Salem Police are still investigating. No charges have been filed.
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It's no big thing- That's what a retired truck driver had to say about winning 239 million dollars in the Mega Million lottery.
The winning ticket was purchased in Winchester- and today the winners picked up their lump sum cash of 140 million in Richmond.
As Kelly Cobiella reports, the couple made their first purchase for a friend who died years ago.
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(( "JR and Peggy Triplett.."
JR and Peggy Triplett finally broke their silence, six weeks after finding out they had the ONLY winning ticket in the eleven-state mega millions lottery.

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"FIRST THING WE DID, WE SIGNED IT, THEN WE KEPT IT THREE DAYS AND I SAID, SWEETHEART WE GOT OURSELVES A MESS WINNIN' THIS LOTTERY."
The Triplett's locked up the ticket in a safe... and looked for a lawyer.
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While rumors swirled at the store where the ticket was sold, about an hour and a half's drive west of washington d-c.
Penelope Kyle/Exec. Dir, VA Lottery: IT HAD GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE WE THOUGHT THE TICKET HAD BEEN LOST OR DESTROYED ." The Tripletts say they were just being careful, knowing the trouble that can come with winning the second largest lottery in history.
This man won the biggest prize. And in the year and a half since, Jack Whittaker has been arrested twice, the victim of theives twice, and the constant pleas for money have taken a toll on his family. The Triplett's have plans for their 140-million. JR AND PEGGY: I'M GONNA SPEND IT WISELY, PUT IT THAT WAY. I'M GONNA SHOP TILL I DROP
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But they've already made their first purchase, for a friend of JR's who died 25 years ago.

I WAS POOR.....AND HE NEVER HAD A HEADSTONE FOR HIS GRAVE, AND IVE OFTEN DRIVEN UP AND DOWN THE ROAD AND I ALWAYS SAID LORD IF YOU EVER GIVE ME A FEW EXTRA DOLLARS, I'M GONNA BUY MY FRIEND A HEADSTONE. AND THAT'S THE FIRST THING WE DID. The next thing they'll do.... buy MORE lottery tickets on their way home. KELLY COBIELLA, CBS NEWS.))

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Still to come on the newscast, Governor Warner compaigns for a budget compromise in Danville.
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Plus invesitgators says they need more information from a woman who claims she escaped from an abductor.
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Police in Wisconsin are expected to say more about a missing student found alive- in just a few moments. A press conference is set for 5:30.
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Audreay Seiler was found safe and sound, but there is still no word on where her kidnapper is.
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Police are still looking for the unknown person who they say abducted the student at knifepoint over the weekend.


Meanwhile- Seiler, who is a student at the University of Wisconson is expected to give police a long interview later today.
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The General Assembly's budget stalemate is now in Day 79, with no immediate end in sight.
But that hasn't stopped Governor Mark Warner from campaigning for a compromise.
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Warner was in Danville today, giving Southside leaders his take on how the impasse came about and how it could be resolved.
He lays most of the blame on the House of Delegates where he says Republican leaders are refusing to agree to any serious tax reform that would bring much-needed new revenue.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: UNFORTUNATELY THOUGH YOU'VE GOT A PARTICULAR GROUP IN THE LEADERSHIP IN THE HOUSE WHO I DON'T THINK REALLY WANT A COMPROMISE. THIS IS MORE ABOUT IDEOLOGY THAN ABOUT DOING THE STATE'S BUSINESS. AND IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME OF THE HOUSE REPUBLICANS BREAKING WITH THAT LEADERSHIP AND BEING WILLING TO COMPROMISE WITH THE DEMOCRATS TO GET THE JOB DONE.))
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Warner says he's become more optimistic about the possibility of a compromise in recent days.
He says that's because Republican delegates are hearing from their constituents that they're unhappy about the stalemate and want a budget passed soon.
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In health check tonight,
For people with heart disease there may be significant benefits to lowering their cholestrol even lower than the current guidelines.
That's according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more -- Joy what did the study find?
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Jean,
The study found that aggressive treatment using statins, such as Liptor, could have more benefits than just lowering cholestrol.
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They have the potential to not only slow down the progression of heart disease but potentially stop it in its tracks.

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Doctor Richard Prokopchak treats patients everyday with heart disease, many who are on cholestrol lowering drugs such as Lipitor.
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But the use of statins or cholestrol lowering drugs may be more important than first thought.
A recent study in JAMA found that lowering a patients LDL, or bad cholestrol, below the recommend guidelines of 100 --to between the 70's or 60's --could have signficant benefits.
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Dr. Prokopchak says Liptor is one of the strongest statins --and in fact, it was highlighted in the study --showing signficant promise in slowing the progression of heart disease.
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((I THINK THE MAIN MESSAGE WE'RE GETTIGN OVER THE COURSE OF LAST SEVERAL MONTHS, AND EVEN LAST EYAR THE LOWER THE BETTER, THE LOWER WE CAN THAT LDL THE MORE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS WE'RE BING TO HAVE. AS FAR AS DECREASED ISCHEMIC EVENTS WHETHER ITS REGARDING STROKES OR HEART ATTACKS)) [RUNS16]
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They are actually six different statins on the market. Doctor Prokopchak says indiviuals may respond differently to medications, so treatments must be tailored to the patient to get the best results.
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Jean,

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Up next on the newscast, Brent Watts will tell us about a new club. It's a little out of the ordinary, but it's still a hit.

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Boxing is often considered one of the oldest sports around, and a new boxing club in Roanoke is hoping to keep the once popular sport alive.
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Brent Watts is putting up his dukes with the coaches from the Virginia Gator Boxing Club.
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Today in Sports, Pete Gillens learns if he will keep his job at U-V-A.
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Then a little later, we'll meet a 93 year old man who is stronger than most people.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday ticker. The Pete Gillen saga is over - at least for now. This afternoon UVa athletic director Craig Littlepage announced that Gillen WILL be back next season.

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Gillen has been at UVa for six seasons, and while he has maintained the program - he has done little to elevate it especially in the postseason. His job was in question for the final two months of this season, and his players responded by playing well down the stretch and finishing with 18 wins. Littlepage and President John Casteen say that Gillen has their full support. Gillen says he is happy with the outcome, while Littlepage says he sees today's decision as a new opportunity for the program.
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JMU was all set to name its new head basketball coach today, but News 7 Sports has learned that the number one candidate for the job has turned down the Dukes.
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Matt Doherty, for former North Carolina and Notre Dame boss, was offered the job yesterday, and turned it down this afternoon. And apparently N.C. State assistant Larry Hunter may also now be out of the mix. That means that former Hokie assistant and current Ga. Tech assistant Dean Keener is still in the mix. But don't be surprised of the Dukes go with a known quality in Ron Bradley - the former Radford head coach - who was an assistant at JMU under Sherman Dillard before heading to Clemson.
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We should know something definite by tonight at nine.

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The Virginia Tech football team will be back on the practice field tomorrow and Saturday wrapping up the team's first full week of spring football drills.
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One player who is still trying to get used to passing a football instead of a basketball is Bryan Randall - the Hokies senior quarterback.
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Randall is the starter - and will be to further notice. This spring he and Marcus Vick are trying to find some dependable receivers other than Justin Hamilton.
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Coming up tonight at the top of the hour - we will Steve Mason will check in Express captain Rick Kowalsky - an old veteran who is a new papa. Take care everybody - Jean will be right back to close out this half hour of News 7 at Five. [GO TO BREAK]

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Investors stayed largely on the sidelines today as the Stock Markets inched forward. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Finally today, it's is no secret that vigorous exercise can help you live a healthier life.
But as Alicia Smith shows us, it is never too late to start.
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