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Today on News 7 at 5, a new study says a popular arthritis drug could be linked to heart problems.
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Plus one person is seriously injured following an accident in Roanoke County.
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The weather pattern of foggy mornings and warm afternoons will continue tomorrow. We will also check in with the latest tropical forecast.

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Negotiators in Iraq have apparently reached another deal to bring peace to Najaf.
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On Healthcheck, a mother says a simple meningitis vaccine could have saved her daughter's life.
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Plus one New River Valley business has some good news. News 7 at 5 is next.

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One of the nation's largest health providers says it could discontinue use of a well known arthritis drug after a study links it to serious health problems.
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Data from Kaiser Permanente patients found what it believes may be a connection between the drug Vioxx and serious heart problems.
Now the H-M-O will decide in the next few weeks how to deal with the findings.
Doctor Sean Kenniff has more.
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((EARLIER RESEARCH HAS RAISED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ARTHRITIS DRUG VIOXX AND HEART ATTACK RISK. BUT A NEW STUDY FUNDED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION IS RAISING A RED FLAG. AND NOW ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS IS RECONSIDERING IT'S USE OF THE DRUG.

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VIOXX IS IN A CLASS OF PAIN RELIEVERS KNOWN AS COX-2 INHIBITORS.... WHICH ARE GENTLER ON THE STOMACH THAN ASPIRIN OR IBUPROFEN. BUT IN A HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON WITH ANOTHER COX-2 CALLED CELEBREX
(gfx) RESEARCHERS FOUND VIOXX USERS HAD A 50 PERCENT GREATER CHANCE OF

HEART ATTACK AND SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH. AND WHEN COMPARED AGAINST STANDARD PAIN RELIEVERS LIKE ASPIRIN.... PATIENTS TAKING THE HIGHEST RECOMMENDED DOSE OF VIOXX HAD THREE TIMES THE RISK.

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"it brings in question the safety of the drug relative to other drugs used for arthritic patients and other drugs in this class." :09
DOCTOR MICHAEL FARKOUH (far-coo), WHO HAS INVESTIGATED COX-2 INHIBITORS IN THE PAST, SAYS THE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY SIGNALS A POSSIBLE PROBLEM... BUT MORE CRITICAL RESEARCH IS NEEDED BEFORE THE FINAL WORD IS MADE ON VIOXX.

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"if it bares out that this really is a signal that we're concerned about, then FDA needs to make a decision." :07

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THE COMPANY MERCK, WHICH MAKES VIOXX - SAYS THEY STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH THE FINDINGS. AND SAYS THIS WAS NOT A CLINICAL TRIAL, ONLY AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY WHICH HAS LIMITATIONS. BUT THE FINDINGS ARE ENOUGH FOR ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S BIGGEST HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS - KAISER PERMANENTE - TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE DRUG.

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THE H-M-O TELLS CBS NEWS: "AS A RESULT OF THIS STUDY WE WILL RE-EVALUATE OUR USE OF VIOXX, AS WE DO WITH ALL DRUGS WHEN SIGNIFICANT NEW INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE."
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KAISER SAYS IT WILL DECIDE IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS JUST HOW TO DEAL WITH THE LATEST FINDINGS. IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN IF OTHER H-M-O'S WILL FOLLOW SUIT. DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))

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Health officials are investigating four separate Salmonella outbreaks in several states including Virginia.
One them involves Sheetz stores where it was discovered that Roma tomatoes were to blame. Those tomatoes have now all been recalled and Sheetz has a new supplier.
As far as the other three outbreaks, officials still do not know the sources at this point --but they urge residents to protect themselves.
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Salmonella is a bacteria that usually affects the intestinal tract and occasionally the blood stream.
The bacteria often contaminate raw meats including chicken and eggs. But it can also be passed in the feces of infected people.

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One woman lost her daughter five years ago to bacterial meningitis.
Now this local mother is on a mission to educate parents on getting their children vaccinated against the disease.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details
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Jean,
Evelyn Brooks is mainly concerned about teenagers head to college or those living in dormitories.
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Her daughter a graduate of Franklin County high school contracted the disease while away at college.
Bacterial meningitis causes inflammation around the brain and spinal cord --or the bacteria can show up in blood.
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Paula Morris was only months away from graduation --when she died suddenly from bacterial meningitis.
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College students are at increased risk for meningitis. In fact, according to the Meningitis Foundation of America freshman living in dorms have six-fold increased risk for the disease.
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There is a vaccine to prevent the bacterial meningitis.
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((THERE ARE FIVE TYPES IN US 54 THE VACCINE PROTECTS AGAINST 4 OF THOSE TYPES JUST SHORT TERM PROTECTION 3 TO 5 YEARS BUT IT DOES OFFER 80-PERCENT EFFECTIVENESS)) [RUNS13]
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Virginia law requires all incoming freshman attending public institutions to get the vaccine -- But Evelyn Brooks would like to see national legislation requiring it for all college students and children attending summer camp.
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((IF A STUDENT CONTRACTS MENINGITIS ONE OUT OF FOUR WILL DIES, HAVE SERIOUS BRAIN DAMAGE, OR POTENTIAL AMPUTATION OF LIMBS SO IT'S VERY DEVASTATING DISEASE TO OUR CHILDREN)) [RUNS10]
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If you would like more information of the national meningitis association or the location of a provider who offer the vaccine near you, you can find a link in our web site at wdbj7.com
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Jean, you can also contact your local health department many offer the vaccine as well.

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A man is taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital after a car accident this afternoon.
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It happened just after two on Bradshaw Road in Roanoke County. Police say this gold Toyota Corolla was traveling northbound on Bradshaw when the driver lost control of the car and hit a tree. Lifeguard 10 was called to the scene, but the victim- described as a 22-year-old male- was transported by ambulance instead. His condition and name have not been released. Police say speeding was a factor.
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The man who shot a Roanoke Valley landlord last summer was sentenced in Circuit Court this afternoon.
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Keith Humphry is at the Roanoke County Courthouse in Salem with details in the case of Muhammed Majeed.
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((ROLLCUE:...her son Hunter, who is now six years old.))

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The workers at the New River Valley Volvo Plant are getting the credit for the company's success in the U-S.
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Volvo deliveries were up 22-percent worldwide this summer and up by 57-percent in the United States, as compared to the same time last year. All of the trucks sold in North America are made at the Dublin facility. Officials say the local plant is even reaping the benefits of the booming business.
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((JIM MCNAMARA: PRODUCTION AT NRV IS UP SIGNIFICANTLY THIS YEAR. WE'VE ADDED A SECOND SHIFT, BACK IN THE SPRING AND ACTUALLY WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF SLIGHTLY INCREASING PRODUCTION FURTHER THIS MONTH.))
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Coming up tonight at 6:00, you'll here from the local union workers about the company's summer success.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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authorities in Russia hope they can retrieve some answers from the black boxes retrieved from this week's two plane crashes.
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Word of a peace deal in Najaf tonight-
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An aide to a top Iraqi Shite cleric says a deal with a radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has been reached.
Al-Sadr's supporters have been doing battle with U-S and Iraqi troops in and around Najaf.
The plan calls for Najaf and the city of Kufa to be declared weapons free cities.
All foreign forces would have to pull out of Najaf.. leaving security to police there.
And the Iraqi government would have to compensate those who were harmed by fighting there.
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Russians came out today to mourn the 89 people killed in two simultaneous plane crashes.
This as the investigation into how it happened... goes on.
Beth Knobel reports from Moscow.
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It's an official day of mourning in Russia -- and at the kremlin and elsewhere, russians are remembering the 89 people who died in two plane crashes on tuesday. As workers picked through the debris of the two jets, the search for answers was going slowly. It is still not clear what caused two Russian jets travelling from Moscow to southern Russia to crash to earth at almost exactly the same moment. Although rescue workers recovered the flight data recorders from both planes, officials said today they were damaged and may take some time to decode. Only information from those so-called black boxes, is likely to reveal whether it was terrorism, or some kind of mechanical failure, that caused the crashes.
This is the airport from which both the doomed planes left. and officials took us to the basement, to show us how every bag getting on every flight is screened. this is most modern security system in russia, and officials say it would have been impossible for anyone to have gotten explosives or a gun through it.
But as Tuesday's crashes prove, what seems impossible is sometimes possible.
Russia's transport minister, who's heading the investigation, confirmed that one of the planes issued a distress signal just before it went down. Aviation experts say this kind of signal is most often used during a hijacking situation - though government officials have not confirmed that this was going on. Officials are working hard at convincing Russians it is still safe to fly....and they are ......by the thousands. But until a cause if found for the disaster, many are travelling with an uncomfortable sense of fear. BK, CBS News, Moscow.))

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Helping the homeless is going to get a lot easier in central Virginia, thanks to a grant from the Lynchburg Community Trust.
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The Trust recently awarded an 87-hundred dollar grant to the United Way to help create a Homeless Management Information System.
Agencies that provide services and housing to the homeless will soon be able to share information about their clients.
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((JOAN PHELPS/UNITED WAY: IT WILL HELP US TO COLLECT DATA AND KNOW WHAT SERVICES THE HOMELESS POPULATION IS SEEKING, WHICH ONES OF THEM ARE USING THE SERVICES OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND REQUESTING THE SAME SERVICES FROM DIFFERENT PROGRAMS.))

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Phelps says the database will be used to analyze trends in homelessness and prevent abuse of the system.
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Coming up after the break, Robin will have a look at our weekend forecast.
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[VO] Plus the federal government conducts a nationwide crackdown on the people who send out millions of junk e-mails.
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Coming up today in Sports, the U-S men's basketball team finally lives up to its potential.
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Then a little bit later, we'll see how a big job has fallen to a big man in England.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday ticker. Today, Friday Football Extra heads over to Lord Botetourt to check in on the Cavaliers.
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Last year, the Cavs came back from an 0 and 7 start to finish the season with three straight victories. Head coach Keith Robinson admits the team is still young, but that they have worked hard in the off season to try to improve on last year's mark.
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The offensive lineup looks to be in good shape with several linemen coming back.
And of course, junior quarterback Matt Witt returns for his second year on the varsity. He started eight games last year as a sophomore, passing for over 900 yards and also rushing for nearly 900 more. On defense, the Cavs return six starters, but will have to rely heavily on four sophomores.
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[GO TO FFE BOARD 612] And don't forget to join us tomorrow night for a special primetime Friday Football Season kickoff show coming your way at 7pm - right here on WDBJ-7.
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As the Nextel Cup circuit heads to Bristol, several drivers need to make up some ground to land in the top ten.
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Among them is Ryan Newman who tested this week at Richmond. Newman is currently 13th, 44 points behind tenth place Kasey Kahne.
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The US men's basketball team finally found its outside touch today in beating previously unbeaten Spain 102-94. Stephon Marbury set Olympic records for points with 31 and three pointers with 6. The Americans are now just two wins away from the gold medal.
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The US will get the winner of Argentina and Greece in the semifinals. That's it for the ticker. Tonight at six, Busch qualifying from Bristol, and USC receiver Mike Williams is ineligible for the entire 2004 season after the NCAA denied his request to be reinstated. More on that, but Jean will be right back to wrap up News 7 at Five right after this.

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If you're like most computer users, you know what it's like to receive hundreds, perhaps thousands of spam emails.
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Today the Justice department announced a nationwide crackdown on internet spammers- those who bombard email users with computer viruses, fraudulent products, unsolicited bulk e-mail and schemes to steal their money.
In partnership with world governments, the U-S has made more than 100 arrests.
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((DEBORAH MAJOR/FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: CYBERSPACE IS NOT OUTERSPACE IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE WHERE YOU BREAK THE LAW YOU WILL BE FOUND AND YOU WILL BE STOPPED.))
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Some internet providers have filed lawsuits against spammers and the Federal Trade Commission has shut down these senders.
This new crackdown should have more teeth- because until now, criminal charges for spamming have been uncommon.
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Keeping the Queen of England safe could be a tall order.
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Fortunately she has just the man for the job. Seven foot three Martyn Walters is one of the Queen's elite bodyguards.
While he towers over London, he is not taller than Big Ben.
He is however almost two feet taller than Elizabeth.
With his bearskin helmet on, Walters will stand a total of nine feet.
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