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Today on News 7 at 5, a bomb detonated in Iraq may have contained a deadly nerve gas.
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Plus hundreds of new jobs are coming to the New River Valley.
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Thunderstorms are more numerous today with very heavy rain and small hail all part of the afternoon package. Details with SkyTracker 7 in a moment.

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Virginia Tech's Athletic Director says three football players face sanctions from the school.
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On Healthcheck, we'll see how some stroke patients are using an unorthodox treatment to get back in the swing of things.
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Plus would you spend a thousand dollars for a single breakfast? News 7 at 5 is next.

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A bomb containing the nerve agent Sarin explodes near an American convoy in Baghdad.
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((AN IRAQI SURVEY GROUP CONFIRMED TODAY THAT A 1.15 ARTILLERY CONTAINING SARIN HAD BEEN FOUND.))
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
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Word of the sarin attack comes today but the explosion actually happened several days ago in Baghdad.
Meanwhile, today, a car bomb exploded killing one of the top leaders of Iraq's governing council.
Cami McCormick is in Baghdad with more.
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(( It was a massive attack, aimed at 3 members of the top leadership of the U-S appointed Governing Council in Iraqand it killed one of them. Hoshyar Zebari, Iraqi Foreign Minister: I am very saddened today to report to you the death of Izzadine Saleem. A powerful car bomb killed the Council's President as he arrived at a gate to the U-S-controlled Green Zone. Witnesses say the attacker pulled up alongside the car carrying Saleem and detonated his explosives. Saleem died instantly along with eight others. Cami McCormick/CBS News: Saleem, though, wasn't just another council member. He was special. A key moderate Shiite, he was at the heart of talks with U-N envoy Brahimi on the formation of the interim government and the handling of it's relationship with the increasingly powerful Shiite majority. And then, this afternoon, Brig General Mark Kimmitt dropped another headline. A bomb containing the nerve agent Sarin exploded near an American convoy some days ago in Baghdad. There were no deaths...but the presence of the potentially lethal agent was confirmed among some personnel. Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt: There were very very small traces however it was so minor - that the doctors already have these people released. This startling information, on the heels of an assasination, has for now re-focused attention away from prisoner abuse and upcoming court martial and underlines the extent to which Iraq has become one of the most dangerous places on earth. Cami McCormick, CBS News Baghdad.))

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A truck loaded with Mountain Dew and Dr. Pepper crashed on I-81 this afternoon and has traffic all bottled up
The accident at mile marker 134 near Dixie Caverns is blocking one southbound lane.
State Police say the truck swerved to avoid a pickup that was making an illegal turn through the median.
The tractor-trailer crashed into a guardrail and spilled about 72-thousand bottles of pop.
No one was hurt.
But southbound traffic is backed up for several miles.

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Virginia Tech says it will punish Quarterback Marcus Vick and two other Hokie Football players convicted in a misdemeanor last week.
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Vick, tailback Mike Imoh and Wide Reciever Brenden Hill were sentenced to jail for contributing to the delinquency of minors. The three encouraged 14 and 15 year old girls to drink during a late night party. Tech's Atheletic Director says, quote... Although these matters are on appeal, the Athletic Department remains disturbed and disappointed over these actions. Accordingly, I will levy sanctions this coming season. I will be monitoring the appeals process, but if there is no resolution before the season begins, disciplinary measures will be enforced. Sources say the punishment is likely to be suspensions from games. Marcus Vick's attorney files an appeal to the verdict this afternoon. Imoh and Hill are expected to do the same later this week.
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Three hundred jobs are coming to Christiansburg.
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EchoStar Communications announced today plans to hire the customer service representatives at its Christiansburg facility by the end of the year. The company says it needs more workers to handle the high demand for the DISH Network satellite- T-V. The Christiansburg center currently employs about one-thousand representatives, both full and part-time.
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The company that hopes to establish a methadone clinic in Roanoke is moving forward with its plans, and opponents say they doubt that efforts to find an alternative site will succeed.
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The company is planning to open the clinic in a building on Hershberger Road, and company officials say state approval could come in the next 90 days.
C-R-C had agreed to consider alternative sites, and Vice President Joe Pritchard says that hasn't changed.
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(( WE JUST WANT TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE SERVICES THERE. IF A BETTER SITE COMES ALONG, THAT'S SUITABLE FOR US AS WELL AS IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL THE STATE REQUIREMENTS WE WOULD BE MORE THAN WILLING TO LOOK AT THAT.))
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Pritchard acknowledges that new state restrictions will make it more difficult to find an alternative site.
Meanwhile, opponents are preparing to fight the Hershberger Road operation. We'll hear more from them tonight on News 7 at Six.

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Coming up next on the newscast, an important civil rights decision is remembered in Topeka, Kansas... AND in Farmville.
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Plus thousands of same sex couples gather to get married today in Massachusetts.
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Same sex couples are saying I do today as Massachusetts becomes the first state to legalize their unions.
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The U-S is now the fourth country in the world where Gay and Lesbian couples can legally get married.
Despite numerous challengers, Massachusetts is now marrying same sex couples.
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((I THINK IT'S A SNOWBALL THAT CAN'T BE STOPPED.)) ((I'M JUST DELIGHTED TO SEE THAT THE WORLD IS NOT GOING TO SHAKE BECAUSE TWO MIDDLE AGED WOMEN OPEN A JOINT CHECKING ACCOUNT.))
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They may be able to file joint state tax returns in Massachusetts, but not federal ones. President Bush is asking Congress to amend the constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
In Massachusetts opponents of gay marriage are also proposing a constitutional amendment to ban the marriages.
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President Bush is marking what he says was a ''day of justice'' 50 years ago. He's in Topeka, Kansas the center of a Supreme Court case that ended in segregated schools being declared unconstitutional. Jennifer Miller reports.
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((ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF BROWN VS BOARD OF EDUCATION, MONROE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN TOPEKA, KANSAS STILL TEACHES THE IMPORTANCE OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES.

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EQUITY " TODAY, BEHIND US ........IS A DREAM REALIZED."
MONDAY THE ONCE ALL BLACK SCHOOL WAS CROWNED A HISTORIC LANDMARK.

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BRIDGE: BUT EVEN TODAY MINORITY STUDENTS IN TOPEKA SCORE LOWER THAN WHITE STUDENTS ON STANDARDIZED TESTS. IT'S A NATIONAL PROBLEM. THE NAACP SAYS HOUSING HAS RE-SEGREGATED SCHOOLS AND POORER ONES ARE NOT GETTING THE MONEY THEY NEED.
SOME CRITICIZE THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN TO RESCUE POVERTY STRICKEN SCHOOLS SAYING HIS PROGRAM OF "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND" DOES NOT DO ENOUGH. MANY SCHOOLS STILL FAIL TO MEET STANDARDS.

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"I'M CONCERNED ABOUT OSAMA BIN LADEN, I'M VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THESE TERRORISTS BUT THE BIGGEST THREAT TO OUR NATIONAL SECURITY IS OUR FAILURE TO PROPERLY EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN!"
THE BROWN CASE WAS REALLY A COMBINATION OF FIVE CASES AND OLIVER BROWN ONE OF 200 PLAINTIFFS. 50 YEARS LATER THEIR FIGHT FOR INTEGRATION IS SYMBOLIZED IN THIS SCHOOL HOUSE...BUT THE FIGHT FOR EQUAL EDUCATION.... MANY SAY....IS STILL TO BE WON. JENNIFER MILLER CBS NEWS, TOPEKA, KANSAS.))

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The Brown case was actually a compilation of FIVE separate legal challenges, including one from black students at the Moton (MOE-tun) School in Farmville.
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In 1951, black students at the overcrowded school led a walkout that eventually turned into a lawsuit against Prince Edward County.
Today, many of those students came back to the Moton School to commemorate the Brown decision.. and the changes it helped bring about.
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((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/R-5TH DISTRICT: THE FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MY MIND IS THE COURAGEOUS STAND TAKEN BY THOSE WHO RECOGNIZE THAT LINDA BROWN, BARBARA JOHNS AND OTHERS TOOK IN THE FACE OF PREVAILING ODDS.)) ((L. FRANCE GRIFFIN JR./SON OF CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER: CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHY STUDENTS HERE IN THIS SMALL PLACE, LEFT THEIR CLASSROOMS, WALKED OUT OF THEIR CLASSROOMS AND STRAIGHT INTO THE PAGES OF HISTORY?))
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While the Brown decision came down in 1954, it was another ten years before Prince Edward County re-opened its public schools and began to integrate them.
The Moton School is now a national landmark.
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In health check tonight,
Stroke victims who've lost partial use of their limbs -- may be able to regain movement and coordination through a therapy known as Interactive Metronome.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton watched a therapy session today.
Joy how does it work?
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Jean,
It's basically a brain training program -- that focuses on timing and rhythm.
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For one Christiansburg man it's meant he can enjoy the hobby he had to give up after the stroke.
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It's not what you'd expected to see during therapy session -- a patient clapping his hands to a computer generated beat.
But for Douglas Stewart it's helping him regain the movement he lost in the left side of his body.
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((IT'S VERY DIFFICULT. IT SOUNDS EASY IT LOOKS EASY. IT'S NOT EASY)) [RUNS06]
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Stewart must keep up with the tone -- while the computer keeps track of his progress.
This exercise strengthens the mind -- muscle connection --which can make a difference for someone who has had a stroke.
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((THEY CREATE MOVEMENT PATTERNS AND IT'S BY HOW CLOSE THEY GO TO THE TONE, THE CLOSER THEY ARE TO THE TONE THE STRONGER THEIR MIND MUSCLE CONNECTION )) [RUNS10]
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How long it takes to build that connection depends on the patient.
Stewart has been in this therapy for six months.
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((THE PROGRAM IS VERY SUCCESSFUL I'VE SEEN PEOPLE IMPROVE IN MOVEMENT, AND QUALITY OF MOVEMENT, AND INCREASE IN FUNCTIONAL SKILLS WHICH MEANS BEING INDEPENDENT WITH THEIR SELF CARE, THEY HAVE IMPROVED IN THOSE AREA BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM)) [RUNS16]
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Stewart says he is reassured about regaining the movement in his hands.
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(( I'VE GAINED SOME USE OF MY LEFT HAND, ESPECIALLY IN MY HOBBY OF BUILDING AIRPLANES. IT'S NOT BACK TO NORMAL, BUT IT'S BACK TO WHERE I CAN DO A LITTLE BIT WITH IT)) [RUNS15]
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Interactive Metronome has also been used to treat patients with Parkinson's disease, Autism, and ADHD, as well as other learning disabilities. It does have to be combined with other rehabilitative therapy.
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Jean,

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Still to come on the newscast,
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[VO] we will tell you why a New York Hotel is producing one grand omelet.
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Today in ourt Marketwatch report, we'll see if investors can bounce back from a bad start.
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Plus Mike Stevens will have highlights from an afternoon at the ballpark.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Monday two minute ticker. The Salem Avalanche hosted the Winston-Salem Warthogs this afternoon in one of those businessman specials. The game got underway on one this afternoon
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but apparently the businessmen were too busy to make it out to the ball park. The visiting Warthogs from Winston-Salem would make themselves right at home in the first inning by picking up three runs. Two of them came on this blast to deep right field by Ryan Sweeney. The outfielder misplays the hops and two run come home including the sliding Andy Gonzalez. Salem would manage to get one of those back in third, when Mark Obradovich drew a bases loaded walk from Paulino Reynosa. Pat Peavey scored to make it 3-to-1. Reynosa didn't want to walk in another one, so he came right down the middle and the lead-off hitter Wade Robinson stroked this grand slam over the right field fence.
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The Avs went on top 5-to-3 right before the showers hit Salem. The game was delayed, they got it finished, but the Warthogs win it 6-to-5.
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The Avs are home the rest of the week - at their normal times.

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The NCAA division three softball tournament in Salem was hoping to crown a champion this afternoon, but Mother Nature is raining on the competition at the Moyer Complex. After four great days of practice and play - things have been on hold most of the afternoon. The play-in game to the title contest still has four innings to go. There is a chance some of the action could be pushed back to tomorrow. St. Thomas already is in the title game awaiting the winner of the Maravian - Salisbury contest.

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Folks are starting to fill up the area's golf courses on a regular basis now that spring has sprung. Many are playing for fun, but most would love to be able to lower their handicap at the same time. Now there may be something other than prayer to help your game. Hybrid clubs are growing in popularity. They not only take the place of the long irons in the bag, but they are much easier to hit. Taylor Made's rescue wood is the most popular.
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Former University of Virginia basketball coach and athletic director Terry Holland will not be able to make his scheduled visit to the Roanoke Valley Sports Club tonight to serve as guest speaker. The Virginia Gentleman is in the hospital in Charlottevsille battling kidney stones. Holland's place will be taken by the voice of the Cavaliers -Mac McDonald. Speaking of UVa - Al Groh and Pete Gillen will be in town tomorrow night - but coming at the top of the hour we'll see what Al Groh has to say about the conference's new TV deal and his thoughts on where the first ACC title game should be staged. Take care everybody - Jean will be back in a moment to close out News 7 at Five. [GO TO BREAK]

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The assassination of a top Iraqi leader and rising oil prices alarmed investors -- and sent the Dow industrials and the Nasdaq composite to new lows for the year. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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If you want eggs on your plate, you better have money in your wallet at one New York City hotel.
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Actually, these are not just eggs, but rather an omelet made of eggs, lobster and caviar.
The omelet is on the menu at Le Parker Meridian hotel- for one thousand dollars.
It costs so much because it's made with ten ounces of Sevruga caviar which costs 65 dollars an ounce.
A budget version made with only one ounce of Caviar sells for 100 dollars.
So far no one's ordered the omelet for a grand.. but if you do, don't forget that price does not include the tip.
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