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Today on News 7 at 5, US troops enter the heart of Fallujah in efforts to retake the city.
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And a U-S soldier on leave from Afghanistan is glad to be home in Alleghany County, where it's the little things he has missed the most.
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On Healthcheck, new studies offer new ideas for heart patients whose blood pressure is OK.
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A high blood pressure moment in Los Angeles. Investigators release animation showing how close two planes came to colliding.
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And we'll take you behind the scenes in Nashville, where they're prepping for the Country Music Awards. News 7 at 5 is next.
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((Oh, I'm good. Ready to go in.))
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Forty-eight hours after the assault on the Iraqi city of Fallujah began, U.S. and Iraqi troops will face several days of tough urban warfare. At least 10-American troops and two Iraqi soldiers are dead.
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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young. Military officials will say only that "about a dozen" US soldiers have been killed in the attack. As Jennifer Donelan reports, units are now pushing into the center of the city to retake the insurgent stronghold.
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((DAY 2...IN THE HEART OF FALLUJA...IT'S A NON-STOP ASSAULT TO ELIMINATE THE INSURGENCY...RETAKE THE CITY...AND STABLIZE THE REGION BEFORE JANUARY'S NATIONAL ELECTIONS.
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AND IT'S TOO EARLY TO TELL IF THE BOMBS (pause) AND GUNBATTLES (pause) ARE WORKING. THOSE IN CHARGE OF 15,000 AMERICAN TROOPS AND HUNDREDS OF IRAQI SOLDIERS SAY THE RESISTANCE HAS BEEN SOMEWHAT LIGHTER THAN EXPECTED.
Sot -Lt. Gen. Thomas F. Metz/Commander, Multi National Corps 1:22 pm "I think the enemy is fighting hard but not to the death, and in some cases he's falling back."
IT'S UNCLEAR IF ANY ENEMY FIGHTERS MOVED OUT ....AND THEN INTO THE NEARBY CITY OF RAMADI WHERE THERE'S BEEN A MARKED BUILD-UP OF ARMED MILITANTS. THE U.S. MILITARY SAYS THAT DOESN'T COME AS SURPRISE ...NOR DO THE ONGOING CLASHES WITH INSURGENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY.
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IN BAQUBA, REBELS ATTACKED THREE POLICE STATIONS AND A BRIDGE KILLING MORE THAN 40.
AND EXPLOSIONS CONTINUE TO ROCK THE CAPITAL CITY OF BAGHDAD WHERE A CURFEW HAS BEEN IMPOSED. AUTHORITIES BELIEVE IT ALL TIES BACK TO THE FIGHT FOR FALLUJA.
Sot METZ We knew once we attacked Falluja, that the enemy would attack us around the country." Standup - Jennifer Donelan
CLOSE: Jennifer Donelan A U.S. MILITARY COMMANDER SAID THE WAR GAME IN FALLUJA IS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE BUT SAID TROOPS ARE LOOKING AT "SEVERAL MORE DAYS OF TOUGH URBAN FIGHTING." JENNIFER DONELAN, CBS NEWS, WASH.))





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A National Guard Soldier is home on leave in Alleghany County after spending months in Afghanistan.
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C-B Nelson is home for two weeks.
He says he misses the trees, the grass, and the little things that most people take for granted.
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((CB NELSON: WE WENT OUT HUNTING, A LITTLE BIT OF SEEING FAMILY AND FRIENDS, NORMAL STUFF THAT'S THE STUFF I MISS.)) [butt to 11:23:27] ((STEPHANIE NELSON: I DON'T WANT TO GET USED TO HIM BEING HERE THEN HAVING TO TURN AROUND AND LET HIM GO BACK AGAIN SO I TRY NOT TO GET TOO USED TO HIM BEING HERE.))
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Next week it is back to Afghanistan for Nelson- a place where he says he sees change.
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((CB NELSON: THE MAJORIY ARE GLAD WE'RE THERE. THEY'VE JUST HAD THEIR FIRST ELECTIONS OF COURSE.))
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Nelson will be in Afghanistan until next summer. He says he's thankful for all of the support from people back home.

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For the second time in four months, one of the nation's largest real estate companies is aquiring one of western Virginia's leading firms.
Today, Fairfax-based Long and Foster announced it is joining forces with Boone and Company Realtors.
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Officials from both companies briefed Boone and Company agents and employees this morning at the Roanoke Country Club.
Following today's announcement, and the July merger with Owens and Company, Long and Foster will hold a 40 percent share of the local real estate market.
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((WE'LL BE ABLE TO GIVE BETTER EDUCATION, BETTER TECHNOLOGY, BETTER TRAINING AND BETTER SERVICE, AND ALL OF THOSE BENEFIT THE ROANOKE VALLEY BUYERS AND SELLERS. THAT'S WHY WE THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD MOVE.))
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Long and Foster operates in seven midatlantic states.
It is Virginia's largest real estate company and the largest privately owned real estate broker in the nation.
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One week later, we still don't know for sure who won the District Five school board race in Bedford County.
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[TAKE LEADER BOARD 350] The certified tally shows that Laura Beckman Rodes lost by a single vote to incumbent Keith Jones.
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But today, Rodes filed a petition in circuit court, asking for a recount.
The paperwork will be sent on to Chief Judge Leyburn Mosby, who will assemble a three-judge panel and decide how to proceed.
The legitimacy of two provisional votes in that race still needs to be determined.
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Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat may have just hours to live.
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An aide says he's suffered a brain hemmorage. But Arafat's foreign minister says the leader's brain, heart and lungs are still functioning and that officials "don't have a full diagnosis" of his illness.
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((NABIL SHAATH, PALESTINIAN FOREIGN MINISTER: I WANT TO ALSO RULE OUT ANY QUESTION OF EUTHANASIA. PEOPLE TALK LIKE HIS LIFE IS PLUGGED IN AND PLUGGED OUT, AND THIS IS UTTERLY RIDICULOUS.))
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Meantime, the question as to where Arafat will be buried has been answered. A top member of the Palestinian parliament Arafat will be laid to rest at his West Bank headquarters.
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A man who held a woman hostage outside the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles is in critical condition after being shot by police.
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The situation began around 8:30 this morning. A man in a ski mask took at least one person hostage. Police ended the standoff by shooting the suspect. Police aren't sure of a motive. They say the suspect demanded that 911 be called and that the media be summoned. It's also unclear whether any other suspects were involved. A large area around the consulate was evacuated as a SWAT team searched the building.
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School bus accidents have injured students in two states today.
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In Allentown Pennsylvania, the driver of a car is said to have been killed when the vehicle struck a bus with children on board. Three students are reportedly injured.
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Earlier today, at least ten children were hurt when a truck slammed into the back of their school bus, just after it had picked up a student along an Indiana highway. Some of the kids were pinned in the last two rows of seats, and were freed by firefighters.
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The National Transportation Safety Board today released animation showing how two jetliners came within 200 feet of colliding.
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It happened last August at Los Angeles International Aiport. The video includes the actual recording of the control tower conversation with the pilots of both aircraft, and it shows how an Asiana 747 had to pull up at the last minute after controllers cleared a Southwest Airlines 737 for takeoff on the same runway. The NTSB was expected to call for new efforts to prevent what are termed runway incursions, when two planes enter the same runway.
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New medical findings could help heart patients without blood pressure problems. The details are just ahead on Healthcheck.
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And the government takes new steps to battle weight-loss ads it says are nothing more than scams.
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[MINI-OPEN] On Healthcheck today, some interesting news for patients with heart problems, but no high blood pressure. As Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, the news could help prevent further cardiac complications.
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(((nats)(New York, NY) VICTOR CAINE HAS PAYED CLOSE ATTENTION TO HIS BLOOD PRESSURE SINCE HIS HEART ATTACK 14 YEARS AGO.

(SOT - Victor Caine/59-Years-Old)

"my blood pressure is very regular, if you will, and it's come down a bit each year." :05
THE REASON IT KEEPS DROPPING IS BECAUSE VICTOR'S CARDIOLOGIST, DOCTOR ROBERT PHILLIPS, HAS KEPT HIM ON BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION EVEN THOUGH HIS LEVELS ARE NORMAL.

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"my patients blood pressure should be under 130 over 80 if they have coronary disease." :06

(STANDUP: Dr. Mallika Marshall/CBS NEWS)

IN THE PAST DOCTORS WOULD ONLY GIVE BLOOD PRESSURE LOWERING MEDICATION TO THOSE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. BUT NEW RESEARCH HAS FOUND THE DRUGS MAY ALSO BE VERY GOOD FOR HEART PATIENTS WHO HAVE NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE.

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IN A NEW STUDY DOCTORS GAVE THE DRUGS TO PATIENTS WITH AN AVERAGE, NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE OF 129 OVER 78. AFTER TWO YEARS NOT ONLY DID THE AVERAGE LEVEL DROP TO 123 OVER 75... BUT THE RISK OF A CARDIOVASCULAR EVENT FELL 31 PERCENT.

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"they had less heart attacks and less admissions to the hospital." :03
THE DATA ALSO SUGGESTS LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE CAN ACTUALLY SLOW THE BUILDUP OF PLAQUE IN THE CORONARY ARTERY.... WHICH CAN LEAD TO A HEART ATTACK.

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"it shows that even going to lower levels than we had previously been treating people to is beneficial." :04
VICTOR'S LEVEL IS AROUND 122 BUT HE HOPES TO GET IT DOWN TO 118.

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"I like being around so I might as well lower my blood pressure if that's what they think will help." :05
SHOWING, THAT FOR HEART PATIENTS, BLOOD PRESSURE MAY BE SIMILAR TO CHOLESTEROL.... THE LOWER THE BETTER. DOCTOR MALLIKA MARSHALL, CBS NEWS. ))



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Weight loss without diet or exercise -- if it sounds too good to be true, than it's probably a scam.
That's according the Federal Trade Commission, which is now suing companies that make false product claims.
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The project is aimed at advertisers who offer bogus weight loss products that promise a quick and easy way to lose weight.
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During a press conference today -- the government announced its latest effort known as "Operation Big Fat Lie".
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((THE INJURY TO CONSUMERS BY FRAUDULENT WEIGHT LOSS ADVERTISING, GOES WELL BEYOND OUT OF POCKET LOSSES. THESE ADS OFFER FALSE HOPES AND ENCOURAGE CONSUMERS TO POSTPONE IN MAKING MORE DIFFICULT CHANGES IN DIET AND EXERCISE THAT CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE))
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Health officials say there is an obesity epidemic in the United States, so the government is launching a new web site to help consumers learn the healthy way to lose weight through diet and exercise.
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Nearly 60-percent of Virginians are overweight or obese -- and many don't exercise on a regular basis.
Governor Mark Warner is hoping to change that. He launched a program today called Healthy Virginians.
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Warner is encouraging the public to take a walk. He's recommending everyone take an extra 2-thousand steps a day and cut back their calories by a hundred calories as well.
The program is aimed at making Virginians healthier and reducing health care costs.
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50-million dollars in health care costs are attributed to overweight problems in the state.

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Get ready for another November night in the deep freeze. Robin has your full forecast just ahead.
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But things are warming up in Nashville. We'll go backstage where they're getting ready for the Country Music Awards.


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A Red Sox hero goes under the knife. Still ahead in sports, doctors work on Curt Schilling's famous ankle.
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And Roger Clemens does it again. Details on another Cy Young award next in the ticker.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your Tuesday ticker. Roger Clemens, the 42 year old wonder who was supposed to be retired has done it again.
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This afternoon the Houston Astros' hurler won his 7th Cy Young award recognizing him as the best pitcher in the national league. He got 23 of the 32 first place votes cast by the Baseball Writers of America. He was 18-and-4 this past season, and now surpasses Gaylord Perry to become the oldest winner of his award.
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In other baseball news - one of the stars of the Red Sox World Series title team
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underwent successful surgery today. Curt Schilling had his injured right ankle repaired this afternoon in a three hour procedure.
Doctors said Schilling's ankle and foot will be immobilized for about a month. He also needs six weeks of rehabilitation, so any delays might cause him to miss the start of spring training.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are off this week, but the honors continue to roll in for the team. Yesterday, Mike Imoh was named the ACC's offensive back of the week, and kicker Brandon Pace was named a semi-finalist for the Lou Groza award.
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This afternoon, Tech junior cornerback Jimmy Williams was named one of a dozen finalists for the Jim Thorpe award that is given annually to the top defensive back in college football. The Hampton native has three interceptions this season, along with 35 tackles and 12 pass breakups. The list of 12 will be narrowed to 3 on November 22nd, and the winner will be announced December 9th in Disney World in Orlando.
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Tech's next game is next Thursday, the 18th, against Maryland at Lane Stadium. It will kickoff at 7:45pm. Of course UVa is in action this Saturday against Miami at 3:30, but the following Saturday's game at Georgia Tech is still up in the air. ABC will make the call on that Sunday morning.

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The Roanoke valley has an official First Tee junior golf program which will open this spring.
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Today, the local First Tee committee introduced the media and supporters to the new training center which is located between the Roanoke Country Club and Westside Elementary school. The First Tee center will focus on kids ages 8 to 18 and scholarships will be available so that all kids will have an opportunity to learn golf and life skills.
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Steve Mason will have more on this tonight at the top of the hour on News 7 at 6. Shannon will be right back in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

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Stocks pulled a see-saw act today before closing with a mixed performance. Marcella Palmer has the details in today's Marketwatch report.
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Finally, some of the biggest acts in country music -- and some of the newest -- will take the stage tonight at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville. Jennifer Miller gives us a behind-the-scenes preview.
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((FOR ARTISTS PERFORMING AT TONIGHTS CMA AWARDS THE ACT ON STAGE CAN BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHETHER THEY WALK OFF WITH AN AWARD. .
GRETCHEN WILSON/ AWARD NOMINEE Just a gurgle in your throat on a song like that could make the whole thing feel like it went wrong.
STANDUP BRIDGE: THIS IS WHERE WINNERS COME TO TALK WITH REPORTERS AFTER RECEIVING THEIR AWARD IT GIVES THEM SOME EXTRA PUBLICITY. BUT ITS THEIR PERFORMANCE
-- BEFORE A HUGE TELEVISION AUDIENCE --- THAT CAN MAKE THEM A HOUSEHOLD

NAME.

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Standby please, standby 10 seconds coming back. (URBAN ON STAGE)
SO ON STAGE AND BACKSTAGE THERE IS NO ROOM FOR ERROR.

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Watch the right wall closing!
IN A BEHIND-THE-SCENES BALLET, STAGE HANDS MOVE SETS IN AND OUT IN UNDER THREE MINUTES TIME. AND SOME ARE PRETTY COMPLICATED.
JIM DIEKHOFF/STAGING SUPERVISOR Usually the girls are tough, tends to be more theatrical stuff.
WATCH FOR SHANIA TWAIN AND MARTINA MCBRIDE.

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FAITH HILL, ALAN JACKSON, TOBY KEITH AND JIMMY BUFFET ARE ALSO PERFORMING. SO ARE HOSTS BROOKS AND DUNN WHO HAVE PRE-SHOW JITTERS.
KIX BROOKS RONNIE DUNN / BROOKS AND DUNN Yeah, were nervous, sure. Were not dumb you know.
ON A STAGE THIS BIG, THE SLIGHTEST HICCUP GETS NOTICED.
BIG KENNY/ BIG AND RICH Our microphones are live and you know if we cough, or blow our nose or whatever, you know youre going to hear it.
AND WHEN ITS LIVE T-V ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN AND THE STARS KNOW ... NO MATTER WHAT....THEY NEED TO SHINE.. JENNIFER MILLER CBS NEWS, NASHVILLE.))