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Today on News 7 at 5, Giles County officials believe they now know what happened to a woman missing since her home burned last week.
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Plus a Marine from our region has lost his life in Iraq.
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Also today a plane heading to pick up a former President crashes.
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A former N-F-L player from Danville is arrested on drug charges.
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Plus a doctor says at least one segment of the population needs to watch out for cholesterol medications. News 7 at 5 is next.
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A Marine from Martinsville has died in Iraq.
The Pentagon says Lance Corporal Demarkus Brown was killed Friday "as a result of enemy action" in Al Anbar province.
The government could provide no other details.
The 22-year-old Marine was a graduate of Laurel Park High School.
He was serving with the Second Marine Expeditionary Force out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Brown was one of three Virginians whose deaths were announced today.


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Danville police have also arrested a former N-F-L player for the Buffalo Bills.
Officers were sent to the Ramada Inn on Riverside Drive for a domestic abuse call.
After entering a room, they found what appeared to be marijuana, cocaine, a gun, and a large amount of money.
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Twenty five year old Julius Tyrone Robertson was charged with possesion of marijuana and cocaine, with the intent to distribute, as well as possession of a firearm while possessing drugs.
He is being held in Danville under a half- million dollar bond.
Robertson played football for George Washington High School, and is a former Friday Football Extra Player of the Week.
He played for the Buffalo Bills in 2001, but the N-F-L supended him at least three times in the following years for failing drug tests.
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Giles County authorities believe a missing persons case is actually a murder suicide. Niklan Jones and Susan Daniels had been missing since Thursday when authorities discovered Daniels' home had burned to the ground. Saturday, Jones' body was found near the home, but today, searchers continued looking for Daniels.
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Myranda Stevens joins us from Giles County. Myranda, the search has been called off for Daniels. What evidence leads them to the conclusion of murder suicide.
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The man who recently testified before Congress on the downfall of Vioxx now has important news about the drugs used by millions of Americans to lower cholesterol.
Dr. David Graham with the Food and Drug Administration says a certain group of patients may want to reconsider the use of statin drugs.
Dr. David Marks reports.
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((LIKE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS IRA WEINSTEIN TAKES STATINS TO LOWER HIS BAD CHOLESTEROL.

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As far as I can tell I'm doing fine." :02
BUT FOR A WHILE DOCTORS HAVE BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT A POSSIBLE DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECT. IT STARTED IN 2001 WHEN THE STATIN BAYCOL WAS PULLED OFF THE MARKET FOR CAUSING A MUSCLE DISORDER CALLED RHABDOMYOLYSIS
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that can lead to actually to kidney failure because the muscle breakdown can clog up the kidney." :05
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NOW THE F-D-AS DOCTOR DAVID GRAHAM, WHO RECENTLY TOLD CONGRESS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF VIOXX, IS RELEASING HIS STUDY RESULTS ON STATINS.... INCLUDING THE POPLUAR DRUGS ZOCOR, LIPITOR AND PRAVACHOL.

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THE GOOD NEWS... DOCTOR GRAHAM FOUND PATIENTS USING ANY OF THE THREE POPULAR STATINS HAD A VERY LOW RISK OF DEVELOPING RHABDOMYOLYSIS. BUT, IN A PREPARED STATEMENT GRAHAM SAID THE RISK SHOT UP FOR ONE GROUP OF PEOPLE. :13

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this is among older patients with diabetes who were taking both a statin and fibrate together at the same time. :08
FIBRATES BOOST GOOD CHOLESTEROL AND ARE SOMETIMES USED WITH STATINS WHICH LOWER BAD CHOLESTEROL. GRAHAM FOUND... FOR OLDER DIABETICS.... THE COMBINATION COULD LEAD TO SYMPTOMS OF THE MUSCLE DISORDER.

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IRA IS ON THE COMBINATION BUT DOESN'T HAVE ANY OF THOSE ACHES AND PAINS. HIS DOCTOR WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR HIM CLOSELY TO MAKE SURE IT STAYS THAT WAY. DOCTOR DAVID MARKS, CBS NEWS.))

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The State Corporation Commission today heard arguments for and against allowing Verizon to raise phone rates in rural Virginia.
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Verizon says it's set its prices below cost in rural regions for the past ten years. The company says it can no longer afford to do that in a marketplace competing with new forms of communication like instant messaging and e-mail.
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Verizon's competitors say the company wants to raise rates in rural areas so it can lower them in cities where there's more competition.
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Verizon says the proposal limits the company from operating under cost in urban areas. As of news time the hearing was still going on.
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Still to come on the newscast, the penalty phase of the Scott Peterson case is delayed after an unusual request from the defense.
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Also a plane crash today killed three people. The jet was on its way to pick up a former President. We'll have the details after the break.
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Roanoke County Police are investigating the death of a retired officer, who apparently took his own life at the County's Public Safety Center over the weekend.
County police say Riley Meador had kept in contact with co-workers after his retirement in 2002. Saturday evening, he stopped by to visit.
A spokesman says Meador excused himself to go to a restroom, where investigators believe he shot himself.
Meador was involved in a shooting incident during a traffic stop in July 2001, but officials say he was well- liked by co-workers, and gave no indication he was contemplating suicide.

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Former President Bush has changed his travel plans after the plane he was supposed to fly on crashed.
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The Gulfstream jet went down in Houston, Texas after clipping a light pole in thick fog at around 6:15 this morning. Nearby drivers witnessed the crash.
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The three crew members on board were killed. The plane was expected to carry former President George Bush to Ecuador from Houston. The trip has since been cancelled.
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The penalty phase of Scott Peterson's trial was supposed to begin today, 10-days after he was found guilty of killing his wife and unborn child. But it's been delayed after a radical request from the defense. Teri Okita explains.
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((WITH HIS LIFE ON THE LINE, SCOTT PETERSON TRIED TO MAKE A SILENT CONNECTION WITH JURORS AS THEY WALKED INTO THE COURTROOM. THEY DIDNT RESPOND.

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Scott Peterson strained neck to make eye contact with jurors they didnt look felt death was in the house.
STANDUP/TERI OKITA REPORTS. PETERSONS FATE WONT BE DECIDED FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER WEEK. THE JUDGE DELAYED THE PENALTY PHASE UNTIL NEXT TUESDAY BUT NOT BEFORE DEFENSE ATTORNEY MARK GERAGOS ASKED FOR A NEW JURY AND A CHANGE OF VENUE.

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TRACK: WITH ALL THE MEDIA ATTENTION, HOSTILE CROWDS OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE, AND TENSION INSIDE THE JURY ROOM, THE DEFENSE SAID PETERSON WOULDNT GET FAIR CONSIDERATION. THE JUDGE DENIED THAT REQUEST. GERAGOS SAID HE'LL APPEAL TO A HIGHER COURT.

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TRACK: IF THE APPEAL IS DENIED, FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF BOTH SCOTT AND LACI PETERSON WILL TESTIFY IN COURT NEXT WEEK IN WHAT IS EXPECTED TO BE THE MOST EMOTIONAL AND HEART-WRENCHING PERIOD OF THIS SIX-MONTH TRIAL. THEIR WORDS COULD DETERMINE WHETHER PETERSON LIVES OR DIES. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA.))

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In health check tonight,
After the Vietnam war, up to 15-percent of veterans suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. But the majority sought no help.
The Salem VA Medical Center is trying make sure history doesn't repeat itself with troops now returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details
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Shannon, The Salem VA is trying to expand its outpatient services offered for post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Psychologists says the longer someone waits to get treatment the harder it is to help them.
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Clinical Psychologist and veteran Dan Lonnquist recently returned from deployment to Iraq. He's seen the realities of war --and the wounds it can leave behind.
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For some in combat it can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder, an ailment resulting from exposure to extreme stress such as war.
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Some signs of Post-traumatic stress disorder include: sleep disorder, flash backs, decreased appetite, anxiety, and communication or anger problems.
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That's why veterans are encouraged to seek treatment sooner rather than later. One of the biggest challenges is getting the veterans to ask for help.
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((WHAT DOES THAT MEAN THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME. NO IT MEANS YOUR NORMAL AND YOU'VE HAD A REACTION TO A TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE AND YOU NEED TO TALK ABOUT IT WITH SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTAND THAT CAN RELATE TO YOUR EXPERIENCE )) [RUNS15]
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For more information on the PTSD program at the Salem Va Medical Center you can call 540-982-2463.
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Coming up today in Sports, the Cavaliers talk about this past weekend's victory as they look forward to Virginia Tech.
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[VO] Plus one of the most experienced coaches in college football decides its time to step down.
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Coming up today following sports, we'll have the business news in our Marketwatch report.
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Plus we'll see how residents of one city are enjoying a tranquil moment to reflect on their year.
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Good afternoon everybody, Virginia Tech leads the overall series with UVa which now spans 85 games. The Hokies have won four of thelast five meetings. Both teams are ranked in the top 20 this year, and Steve Mason says that is just one reason why the hype is higher than ever for this year's meeting.

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Tech and UVa each moved up in the new BCS Standings that are out tonight.
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[GO TO BCS APRISA] That's the good news, the bad news is that so too did Miami. Right now the top four spots remain unchanged, but you can see the Canes jump 3 spots to number 9, while the Hokies are now 14 and UVa 17th. The significance of that is that if all three end up tied for first in the Conference - the team with the highest ranking in the BCS will represent the league in the Sugar Bowl.
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At the age of 67 - after 33 years as head coach - Lou Holtz officially called it quits today. The man who coached everyone from William & Mary to the New York Jets is retiring.

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He just didn't want to be involved with this mess. Saturday's brawl between South Carolina and Clemson has prompted the Tigers to take themselves out of consideration for a bowl game. This afternoon the Clemson administrators said the Tigers will NOT play anymore this season as punishment for the fight. South Carolina may take similar action. Shannon will be back in just a moment.
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On wall street today, stock prices were down most of the session, until a slight drop in oil prices helped lift the markets. Marcella Palmer has more.
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In one city in Thailand, it's time to reflect on the past year.
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More than 4-thousand floating lanterns lit up the night sky in Thailand's northern city of Chiang Mai as residents celebrated Yee Peng, or the lantern-balloon festival. Tourists and locals gathered to watch traditional dancers swing around bright candles and intricately decorated cloth before launching lighted hot-air balloons into the evening breeze.
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