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Today on News 7 at 5, seven soldiers are killed after a Blackhawk helicopter hits a television tower.
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Plus the search continues for a teenager believed killed in a Colorado plane crash.
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Not much sun in this forecast cycle unless you count the liquid type. A rainy and cool period coming up.

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Coming up, the Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that could legalize the medical use of marijuana.
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Football fever is reaching new heights at Virginia tech.
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Plus a major piece of the college bowl puzzle falls into place. News 7 at 5 is next.

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Tempers flare outside the U-S Supreme Court as justices hear arguments in a case that could clear the way for the medicinal use of marijuana.
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The court must decide if federal laws can trump state regulations when it comes to using pot for medical purposes.

Jennifer Miller has more from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Angel Raich/Plaintiff; :23]
[SUPER=01-Diane Monson/Co-Plaintiff; :47]
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((OUTSIDE THE HIGHEST COURT IN THE LAND, AN INTENSE DEBATE OVER MEDICAL MARIJUANA

(NATS OUTSIDE COURTHOUSE TWO MEN ARGUING)

"Your argument is that pot killed your friend there." "No, he's not my friend, my son, my son ...." "Don't push me.". THE JUSTICES HEARD THE CASE BROUGHT BY TWO WOMEN. ANGEL RAICH, WHO SAYS NOTHING EXCEPT POT HELPS HER BEAT THE PAIN OF HER BRAIN TUMOR AND OTHER ILLNESSES.
ANGEL RAICH/PLAINTIFF "It really is about life or death, I'm not here to legalize marijuana, I'm here to save my life."
THE OTHER PLAINTIFF DIANE MONSON -SUFFERS FROM A DEGENERATIVE SPINE DISEASE. FEDERAL AGENTS RAIDED HER HOME WHERE SHE GREW HER OWN MARIJUANA. BOTH CLAIM THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO MEDICALLY USE THE DRUG ... AS IT'S LEGAL IN THEIR HOME STATE OF CALIFORNIA....... EVEN THOUGH FEDERAL LAW BANS IT.
DIANE MONSON/CO-PLAINTIFF "Its not that I have to smoke for fun or something, it's not that at all, it's a matter of physical necesity and I and my doctor are the only ones that make that decision, I hope."
STANDUP BRIDGE: A TOTAL OF TEN STATES FROM MAINE TO CALIFORNIA ALREADY ALLOW MARIJUANA TO BE TAKEN FOR MEDICAL REASONS. THE COURT MUST DECIDE WHETHER THE FEDERAL LAW THAT BANS MARIJUANA POSSESSION CAN BE ENFORCED IN THOSE STATES.
Sketches Courtesy: William Hennessy, Jr.
DURING ARGUMENTS...THE JUSTICES SEEMED HESITANT TO ENDORSE POT AND REFERRED TO PROBLEMS WITH DRUG ADDICTION. JUSTICE STEPHEN BREYER SAID MARIJUANA SUPPORTERS SHOULD TAKE THEIR FIGHT TO DRUG REGULATORS BEFORE COMING TO THE HIGH COURT.
OPPONENTS FEAR IF THE GOVERNMENT LOSES THIS CASE ... IT COULD ULTIMATELY LOSE ITS WAR ON DRUGS.
SHARON SMITH/OPPOSES MEDICAL MARIJUANA "You're opening a door ... "
THE DECISION IS EXPECTED NEXT SUMMER. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, THE SUPREME COURT.))

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Hokie Fever is building this week in Blacksburg. After clinching at least part of the ACC championship on Saturday, fans want the team to win the title "out right" this weekend in Miami.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is at Lane Stadium. Rachel are fans excited yet?
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Shannon, A fever is certainly building here. Most of the students returned home last night and are already bracing for a hurricane on Saturday... a Miami Hurricane.
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In Blacksburg, everyone knows the ACC championship is straight ahead.... but so is another sugary sweet option.
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[SOT: 6:33:00 :42 ]
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((ERIN PATTERSON: WE ARE REALLY EXCITED AND OUR FUTURE HOPES ARE REALLY THE SUGAR BOWL. SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE OUR BOYS ARE POINTED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.))
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That direction takes them to Miami. A team Tech defeated at Lane Stadium last year.. This year there's much more riding on a win for Tech... Sole ownership of the ACC Title and a BCS Bowl bid. It's electric this week in Blacksburg.. fans are almost certain of a win.

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((ERIN PATTERSON: IT'S POSSIBLE, IT'S FEASIBLE AND WE'VE GOT OUR FINGERS CROSSED. :28))
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Slovaki's in Blacksburg already has Miami's grave dug. This Tech graveyard's been around for more than 20 years.

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((MIKE BUCHANAN: OH EVERYONE LOVES IT.. IT'S ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THEY DO GOING TO A GAME. THEY STOP BY AND LOOK AT THE GRAVEYARD TO SEE IF THERE'S COMMENT. OR TO SEE IF WE BURIED THE OPPONENT. BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THE GAME.))
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The graveyard shows win tech's buried an opponent and makes excuses for a loss. There's even a place to make a bowl game victory.
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Investigators in Texas are looking in to the crash of a military helicopter.
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Seven soldiers from Fort Hood were killed when their Blackhawk helicopter hit a support wire on a T-V transmission tower near Waco. The tower's warning lights had been knocked out in a storm last week The station reports details are few but that fog was reported in the area about the time of the crash.
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Investigators are trying to determine what caused a charter plane carrying a top nbc executive and his sons to crash near Telluride, Colorado. Teri Oita has an update on dick ebersol's condition and the search for his youngest son.
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((TRACK: THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND CAME TO A TRAGIC END FOR NBC SPORTS CHAIRMAN, DICK EBERSOL. HE AND HIS ELDEST SON MANAGED TO ESCAPE A DEADLY PLANE CRASH IN SOUTHWEST COLORADO NEAR TELLURIDE BUT RESCUE TEAMS SEARCHING FOR HIS 14-YEAR-OLD SON, TEDDY, DOUBT HE SURVIVED.

(Super: Matt Eilts/Montrose Co. Chief Deputy Coroner)
SOT: We believe, at this time, that the boy has probably perished in the

crash.
TRACK: SOME REPORTS SAY TEDDYS PLANE SEAT IS ALSO MISSING. THE F-A-A SAYS THE CORPORATE JET CARRYING THE EBERSOL FAMILY CRASHED DURING TAKE-OFF SKIDDING SIDEWAYS AND PLOWING THROUGH A FENCE AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY BEFORE BURSTING INTO FLAMES.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting/Denver)

STANDUP BRIDGE: A heavy snowstorm had eased up before the jet took off. Federal investigators will have to determine if weather was a factor and what precautions, if any, the crew needed to take such as de-icing the plane.

(Super: Scott Brownlee/Montrose Airport Manager)
SOT: Thats up to the individual airlines as to whether they de-ice or

not. And in the case of a corporate airplane, its the pilot and commands decision.
TRACK: WITNESSES SAY EBERSOL WAS PULLED FROM THE WRECKAGE BY HIS 22-YEAR-OLD SON, CHARLIE. BOTH MEN WERE FOUND WALKING NEAR THE CRASHSITE ... IN SHOCK ... AND WERE TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL. EBERSOLS WIFE, ACTRESS SUSAN ST. JAMES, WAS NOT ON BOARD.
TRACK: THE PILOT AND A FLIGHT ATTENDANT WERE KILLED IN THE CRASH. THE CO-PILOT IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, DENVER.))

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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll hear from a woman who says easy loan companies led her down a path of financial ruin.
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Plus on Healthcheck, we'll see a new test that can spot the deadliest form of cancer earlier than ever before.
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In Iraq...the debate over whether to delay the January elections rages on.
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And violence continues to play a tragic part in every day life...so much so that Iraq recently cancelled its soccer championships. Roadblocks and death threats have kept many players from turning up to practice.. And officials say it's not worth putting thousands of fans at risk of possible bombings at the stadium. But the US military says the situation's getting better.
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((U.S. AIR FORCE BRIGADIER GENERAL ERV LESSEL/DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS IN IRAQ: WE WILL HAVE A GOOD SECURITY ENVIRONMENT BY THE END OF JANUARY SO THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE CITIZENS OF IRAQ CAN PARTICIPATE IN FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS.))
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Meantime, west of Fallujah, fighting has erupted AGAIN. A suicide car bomber rammed into a crowd of Iraqi police waiting to pick up their paychecks, killing at least a dozen.

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It's a new booming business in Virginia- Pay day lending.
Such places offer easy money... but just how easy is it?
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Jean Jadhon is here now with more-
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You've probably seen these places. They are going up it seems almost everyday all around the region.
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They offer instant cash.. but as one woman found out it led to instant financial trouble.
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She used what's called pay day lending...
A consumer who needs cash say a week or two before pay day can go in and write a check for cash.
The lender agrees to hold the check.. for a fee.
In a week or two the borrower then goes back and pays back the loan along with the fee.
For a loan of 500 dollars the fee is 75 dollars.
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((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: WHAT MAYBE CONSUMERS DON'T REALIZE IS THE INTEREST RATES THAT THEY'RE ACTUALLY PAYING. THE AVERAGE INTERST RATE WAS 386 PERCENT AND THE RATE WENT AS HIGH AS 782 PERCENT. IT'S LEGAL? IT'S LEGAL THERE ARE NO USARY LAWS IN VIRGINIA .IT'S DONE THROUGH FEES.))
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The biggest problem is people use these places over and over again.
One woman who did not want to be identified- ended up with three pay day loans at the same time.
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((YOU GET YOUR CHECK THEN YOU GO PAY THE FIRST ONE. THEY YOU GO PAY YOU REBORROW TO GO PAY THE SECOND ONE REBORROW TO GO PAY THE THIRD ONE.))
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at six.. we'll hear more from this woman.. how she started using the pay day loans- and how much debt she got into.
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We'll also tell you why these types of places are popping up so quickly all around the state- in a special report Easy Money tonight on News 7 at six.
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You've probably seen the places offering cash for car titles- these are different than pay day lending. We'll tell you what they're about this week on News 7 as well.

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Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer, killing more people than breast, prostate and colon cancers cmobined.

Now there is a new way to detect lung cancer earlier than ever before.
Dr. Sean Kenniff has more.
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((FOR 15 YEARS JOE ENGLISH SMOKED A PACK A DAY UNTIL HE QUIT IN THE LATE 19-70S. BY QUITTING HE SIGNIFICANTLY DECREASED HIS RISK OF LUNG CANCER.... BUT THERE IS STILL A CHANCE HE COULD GET IT.

(SOT-Joe English/Former Smoker)

"you do have damage to your lungs which never gets away, it never disappears."
THAT'S WHY JOE GETS A C-T SCAN EVERY YEAR. THE SCREENING USES SUPER DETAILED X-RAYS TO SEARCH FOR EARLY SIGNS OF CANCER.

(SOT-Doctor Claudia Henschke/NY Presbyterian Hospital)

if you stopped smoking in the last 20 years you're not home free.

(STANDUP: Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS NEWS)

LUNG CANCER IS ESPECIALLY DEADLY BECAUSE WHEN SYMPTOMS SHOW UP IT MAY ALREADY BE TOO LATE. THATS WHY CATCHING THE DISEASE EARLY, WHEN ITS STILL TREATABLE, IS VITAL.

(nats)

NORMAL X-RAYS ARE USED TO DETECT LUNG CANCER... BUT PAST STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THE OLD METHOD DOES NOT CATCH CANCER EARLY ENOUGH TO IMPROVE CURE RATES. NEW YORK PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITALS DOCTOR CLAUDIA HENSCHKE (hen-ch-key) LAUNCHED A STUDY TO FIND OUT IF THE MORE DETAILED C-T SCANS COULD ACTUALLY SAVE LIVES.

(SOT-Doctor Claudia Henschke/NY Presbyterian Hospital)

if you find lung cancer early, do you cure it earlier, do you have a better cure rate?.

(gfx)

THE DOCTORS RESEARCH SAYS YES. PEOPLE, WHOS LUNG CANCER WAS DISCOVERED WITH AN ANNUAL C-T SCAN, HAD A 76 TO 78 PERCENT CHANCE OF BEING CURED. THOSE WHO DID NOT GET A YEARLY SCREENING HAD ONLY A 5 TO 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SURVIVING.

(SOT-Doctor Claudia Henschke/NY Presbyterian Hospital)

I was surprised the cure rate was so good by finding it early.
SO WHO SHOULD GET A C-T SCAN?. IT DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH WAS SMOKED AND FOR HOW MANY YEARS. BUT CURRENT OR FORMER SMOKERS OVER THE AGE OF 50 SHOULD TALK TO THEIR DOCTOR ABOUT IT.

(SOT-Joe English/Former Smoker)

everything is good.
JOES LAST COMPLETED EXAM DIDNT FIND ANYTHING.... AND IN THIS CASE NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS. DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))

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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore courted Virginia's farmers today, as members of the Virginia Farm Bureau gathered at the Homestead.
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Kilgore stressed his roots on a Scott County cattle and tobacco farm.
And the likely Republican candidate for Governor said he would be an advocate for Virginia agriculture, working to end excessive regulation and taxation.
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[IN Q=We saw the results]

((WE SAW THE RESULTS OF THE LAST ELECTION. WE SAW THAT THE RURAL VOTE WAS VERY IMPORTANT. IT'S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT IN FUTURE ELECTIONS. WE NEED TO SPEAK TO VIRGINIA VALUES, WHAT'S IMPORTANT ALL ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA FROM ENDING UNNECESSARY TAXATION AND REGULATION TO ENDING THE DEATH TAX.))
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[OUT Q=to ending the death tax.]
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The likely Democratic nominee, Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine will speak to the Farm Bureau by video teleconference on Wednesday morning.
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Still to come on the newscast, the post season is beginning to clear up.
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[VO] Mike Stevens will tell us why it looks like U-V-A is going bowling after all.
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There's more News 7 to come.
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After sports, we'll see how a local police department is working to build a solid foundation of support.
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Good evening everybody and welcome to the Monday ticker that is designed to bowl you over. Folks are trying to make plans for the Holidays and many want to make some bowl trips. The Virginia football team was headed to Orlando and they it was headed home after the school's President John Casteen

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issued a statement after the loss to the Hokies saying that the Cavs would not take part in any bowl that conflicted with final exams. But taking the high road could have left the UVa-nation home for the holidays. However, it appears that the ACC is close to finalizing a deal to send UVa to the Independence Bowl on December 28th in lovely Shreveport, Louisiana. The Washington Post says while the deal is not done it is close, and that Uva would likely play Oklahoma State in the Ar-La-Tex.
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The Gator Bowl made half of its selection known today, and in effect set its entire matchup when it tabbed West Virginia to represent the Big East.
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The Mountaineers had been the front-runner for the Big East's guaranteed B-C-S bowl bid before their 36-to-17 upset loss to Boston College two weeks ago. West Virginia then ended the regular season with 16-to-13 loss to Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving, finishing with an 8-and-3 record, 4-and 2 in the Big East. The Mountaineers have made four previous appearances in the Gator Bowl losing all four.
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They most certainly will face Florida State in the January 1st game, because the Gator will not pair WVU against Tech in a rematch.

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The Hokies obviously now know that they will not be heading to the Gator Bowl and that means it's now really simple for Tech. Beat Miami and they're headed to New Orleans. Lose to Miami and they're headed to the Peach Bowl to play Florida.
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[go to bcs rankings] The new BCS rankings have the Hokies and Canes closer than ever this season. The top four spots remain unchanged, and Oklahoma actually increased its lead over third place Auburn. The winner of the Tech-Miami game will without a doubt have the higher BCS ranking which in the case of this tie will determine which team represents the ACC in the BCS.
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The early line on the Tech-Miami game Saturday at one in the Orange Bowl has the Hurricanes favored by 6 points.

It's a new conference with new stakes, but it's still the same old Canes and Hokies.

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Much more at the top of the hour including comments from the leading candidate for ACC player of the year honors - Tech's Bryan Randall. Take care everybody. [GO TO BREAK]


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In business news, analysts say the falling U-S dollar and concerns about rising inflation have some doubting the strength of the economic recovery.
Marcella Palmer tells us what that meant to investors on Wall Street.
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If you're still searching for a unique Christmas gift, Lynchburg police have a few hundred ideas for you.
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The department is raising money to build its bicentennial police memorial in front of the Public Safety building on Court Street.
They're selling engraved commemorative bricks to create a sidewalk leading to the memorial.
For a hundred bucks, you can help support the men and women in blue.
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[IN Q=And it doesn't]

((CAPT. BRANDON ZUIDEMA/LYNCHBURG POLICE: AND IT DOESN'T CERTAINLY HAVE TO BE ANYTHING POLICE RELATED, WE;'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE RECOGNIZING FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS AND CHILDREN AND THINGS LIKE THAT, JUST AS KIND OF A KEEPSAKE AND SOMETHING TO SHOW PEOPLE IN THE FUTURE, WALK BY AND SAY 'HEY WE SUPPORTED THIS AND WE THINK IT'S IMPORTANT.'))
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B-W-X Technologies today helped get the project started with a 5-thousand dollar donation.
Other corporate sponsorships are still available.
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