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Today on News 7 at 5, two people are arrested after firebombs are found outside a Shawsville motel.
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And athorities arrest a man they believe brandished a weapon in a Rocky Mount factory last night.
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The warm weather fades away this evening and Thursday will bring as chilly rain. Also Brent Watts with more winter tips coming up.

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The campaign for governor gets heated today in Richmond.
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The man known as the world's oldest teenager is taken to the hospital.
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Plus a Virginia Tech professor says the latest diet trend can be hazardous to your health. News 7 at 5 is next.
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The gloves casme off in Richmond today as the two likely candidates for governor debated the issues.
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Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore are the likely gubernatorial nominees for their respective parties.
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Today they met in Richmond for what is sure to be the first in a series of debates during the coming months. Political analyst Larry Sabato moderated the event. The two men were asked to weigh in on everything from the death penalty to the Commonwealth's transportation problems.
Tim Kaine says he's open to ideas when it comes to transportation, but on one condition.
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((TIM KAINE/VIRGINIA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: AND THE PRECONDITION IS THIS. THE LEGISLATURE AND PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA HAVE TO LOCK UP THE TRANSPORTATION TRUST FUND SO THAT THE LEGISLATURES CANNOT DRAIN OUT THE BOTTOM OF IT AND USE IT FOR THEIR OWN PET PROJECTS OTHER THAN TRANSPORTATION.))
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Jerry Kilgore says raising the gas tax is NOT an option for improving Virginia roads.
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((JERRY KILGORE/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE GAS TAX IS AN ANTIQUATED, OUTDATED WAY TO FUND ROADS IN VIRGINIA. I SUPPORT USING GENERAL FUND DOLLARS, MAKING TRANSPORTATION A PRIORITY IN VIRGINIA AND FUNDING ROADS APPROPRIATELY.))
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Both candidates say they plan to run positive campaigns.
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Two people were taken into custody after a Deputy found homemade explosives in Shawsville over the weekend. The Molotov cocktails were discovered in the dumpster of the Budget Inn along route 460 on Sunday.
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[TAKE APRISA FULL] Police arrested 31-year old Erin Roark and 29-year old Cheyenne Taylor and charged them with felony manufacturing and possession of firebombs or explosives. Investigators say the pair were not planning to use the explosives on the motel, but were simply throwing them away.
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Police are still investigating why they allegedly had the bombs in the first place. Taylor has been released and Roark is still held at the Montgomery County jail.

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The search for a suspect in Rocky Mount has led to an arrest in Pittsylvania County.
This afternoon, authorities there arrested the man believed to be responsible for an incident at the NewBold Corporation Tuesday night.
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39- year- old Israel Yarbrough of Rocky Mount is charged with assault and brandishing a firearm. A former employee of NewBold, Yarbrough is accused of walking into the building with a gun last night.
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department recovered the car investigators believe he used to leave the scene, and this afternoon he was arrested without incident.
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((BUTCH JENKINS/ROCKY MOUNT POLICE CHIEF: WE'RE DELIGHTED THIS INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND I KNOW NUMEROUS PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY ARE TOO.))
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[OUT Q=people in the community are too.]
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Ten employees were in the building, when the gunman entered. Jenkins and company officials say their reaction, and the quick response of police may have prevented serious injuries.
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Imagine Christmas without a tree, presents or a holiday dinner.
That's what many people face each year.. but the Community Christmas Store hopes to change that for nearly 700 local families.
Jean Jadhon reports.
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These are not Santa's elves.. but these folks are hard at work- They're setting up the Community Christmas Store.. where hundreds of famlies can shop for the holiday for free.
When they arrive they'll find everything from rows of toys---

to brand new clothing and household items.. Best of all the famliies can choose exaclty what they want.
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((THEY GET TO PICK WHAT STYLE OF CLOTHING THEY PREFER WHAT TOY THEY'RE CHILD MIGHT LIKE TO HAVE INSTEAD OF SOMEONE PREDETERMINING FOR THEM.))
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workers are busy hauling in equipment...
stocking shelves-
and putting up holiday decorations...
It's the giving part ot the holiday these volunteers say is part of the season.
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((It's nice to think they're going to have one day of the year that's little brighter than the rest.))
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((IT'S EXCITING THE SHOPPERS ARE A VARITY OF EMOTIONAL STATES SOME ARE EXCITED. SOME ARE EMBARRASED SOME GIGGLE ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE STORE GENERALLY BUT WHEN PEOPLE LEAVE THEY'RE SMLING THEY'RE HAPPY.))
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Donations are down this year-
The store is still in need of food, household items- and money. [Take APRISA 597 FULL]
Donations are being taken at the store at the Old Room Store on Apperson Drive in Salem until eight tonight and from 10 til 2pm tomorrow. [TAKE APRISA 604 FULL]
You can also mail donations to the Community Christmas store at PO Box 616, Salem Virginia 24153.

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Still to come on the newscast, doctors may change their plan to fight breast cancer.
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Also Secretary of Defense Donalds Rumsfeld gets asks some pointed questions by soldiers in Iraq.
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The Secretary of Defense is in Kuwait answering tough questions from soldiers.
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His visit was billed as a "morale building session". But Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld drew some friendly fire during a question and answer session with troops.
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((ARMY SPC. THOMAS WILSON/278TH REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM: WHY DO WE SOLDIERS HAVE TO DIG THROUGH LOCAL LANDFILLS FOR PIECES OF SCRAP METAL AND COMPROMISED BALLISTIC GLASS TO UPARMOUR OUR VEHICLES AND WHY DON'T WE HAVE THOSE RESOURCES READILY AVAILABLE TO US.)) ((DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: YOU GO TO WAR WITH THE ARMY YOU HAVE AND NOT THE ARMY YOU WANT OR WISH TO HAVE AT A LATER TIME.))
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A Pentagon spokesman says about 450 new armored Humvees a month are rolling off contractor assembly lines each month -- bound for Iraq and that Pentagon policy is that no soldier goes into the battlefield in a vehicle without armor.
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The drug tamoxifen has long been the first line of therapy for preventing the return of breast cancer. But researchers say another drug may be more effective and could soon become the first-choice treatment for post-menopausal women who've had the disease Doctor Mallika Marshall reports.
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((AFTER BREAST CANCER SURGERY WOMEN ARE OFTEN GIVEN THE DRUG TAMOXIFEN TO KEEP THE CANCER FROM COMING BACK. BUT NEW STUDY RESULTS SHOW, FOR POST-MENAPAUSAL WOMAN, ANOTHER DRUG CALLED ARIMIDEX MIGHT WORK EVEN BETTER.

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"what this study has shown is they have cut down the number of recurrences of breast cancer." :06
TAMOXIFEN CAN REDUCE A WOMAN'S RISK OF RECURRENCE BY 50 PERCENT. RESEARCHERS FOUND ARIMIDEX CAN BOOST THAT NUMBER TO BETWEEN 70 AND 80 PERCENT.

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THE CLEVELAND CLINIC'S DOCTOR DEREK RAGHAVAN (rag-uh-van), WHO TOOK PART IN THE STUDY, SAYS CANCER TUMORS ARE FUELED BY THE HORMONE ESTROGEN. ARIMIDEX WORKS BY BLOCKING THE PRODUCTION OF ESTROGEN.... AND SEEMS TO HAVE LESS SIDE EFFECTS THAN TAMOXIFEN.

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"there is a lower risk, apparently, of osteopororsis, a lower risk of some of the vascular complications." :06

(STANDUP: Dr. Mallika Marshall/CBS NEWS)

ARIMIDEX IS IN A CLASS OF DRUGS CALLED AROMATASE INHIBITORS, USED FOR YEARS TO FIGHT CANCER. BUT THESE ARE THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE RESULTS TO SHOW IT CAN ALSO EFFECTIVELY STOP RECURRENCE OF THE DISEASE.

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ONCOLOGIST ANTHONY HOFFMAN ALREADY USES ARIMIDEX AND A SIMILAR DRUG CALLED FEMARA. HE BELIEVES FOR POST-MENAPAUSAL WOMEN THIS STUDY WILL PUSH AROMATASE INHIBITORS TO THE FIRST CHOICE OF TREATMENT INSTEAD OF TAMOXIFEN .

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"patients do like the aromatas inhibitors better than tamoxifen. There are less side effects, there are less hot flashes." :08
THE ONLY HESITATION DOCTORS HAD WITH THE STUDY IS THAT IT WAS PAID FOR BY THE MAKER OF ARIMIDEX, ASTRAZENECA. BUT AFTER REVIEWING THE DATA EXPERTS SAY THEY ARE CONFIDENT IN THE RESULTS. DOCTOR MALLIKA MARSHALL, CBS NEWS.))

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A Virginia Tech professor says she has research to prove that low carb diets may not be the best way to lose weight.
She found they might actually increase your risk for heart disease
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with more
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Shannon,
Professor Janet Walberg Rankin was concerned that low carb diets lack key nutrients.
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So she decided to conduct a study comparing the low carb versus low fat.
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Low carb --for some dieters it seems to best way to go to lose weight fast.
But could they be putting their health at risk.
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((RECENTLY IN THE LAST YEAR OR SO SOME STUDIES HAVE COME OUT SAYING IT REALLY DOESN'T INCREASE BLOOD CHOLESTEROL OR LIPIDS LIKE WE WORRIED ABOUT SO MANY PEOPLE SAID WELL I GUESS IT'S SAFE)) [RUNS12]
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Professor Janet Walberg Rankin was not so convinced --she wondered if researchers could have missed something.
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So Rankin compared the low carb diet to a low fat one on a group of 30 women. But instead of measuring cholesterol --she decided to look at something else in the blood.
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((IT'S CALLED C-REACTIVE PROTEIN AND THAT INDICATES A CHRONIC STATE OF INFLAMMATION IN THE BODY. AND RECENT RESEARCH TIES THAT TO PREDICTING WHO GETS HEART DISEASE)) [RUNS10]
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Low carb dieters had a 43 percent increase in this inflammation marker --while the low fat group had a 25 percent decrease.
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((THIS SUGGESTS TO US THE VERY LOW CARB DIETS THAT ARE LOW IN ANTIOXIDANTS MAY ACTUALLY BE INCREASING THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE BY CHANGING FACTOR IN THE BLOOD STREAM)) [RUNS13]
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Rankin say low fat appears to be a more healthy way to go.
She did however, conduct a follow-up study just with low carb dieters. Some were given a vitamin supplement with antioxidants. Those who got the supplement did actually decrease their risk of the inflammation marker.
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Shannon, Now Rankin wants to look at specifics foods and their impact in a diet.

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Dick Clark is recovering from a mild stroke.
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A spokesman for the 75-year-old says Clark had the stroke this week and is hospitalized in the Los Angeles area. The entertainer is due to host two live New Year's Eve shows on A-B-C T-V. It's his 33rd year welcoming the country into the New Year. A statement from Clark says doctors assure that he ``should be back in the swing of things before too long.'' The statement adds that Clark expects to make the Times Square celebration.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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[VO] Brent Watts has some practical advice on how to get your car motoring in the winter weather.
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As you shift into gear for winter driving, Brent Watts offers a few car-care tips to keep your engine performance high even as the temperatures drop.
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Up next in Sports, JMU and William and Mary compete for a shot at the national championship.
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Then a little bit later, we'll tell you what had Governor Warner dancing for joy in Covington today.
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JMU and William & Mary are on a collision course to meet Friday night in Williamsburg in the 1-double A national semifinals. The Tribe won a 3 point decision on a last second field goal last month in Harrisonburg. This week's contest in Williamsburg should be great for the state of football in the Commonwealth.
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The game is a complete sellout, and it will be the first night game in the 69 year history of William & Mary's Zable Stadium at Cary Field.

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The Dudley award which is given to the top college football player in the state is expanding tonight to become two awards.
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Since the award was created in 1990 and named in honor of Bullet Bill Dudley, division one through division three players have competed for the honor. Shawn Moore won the first one in 1990, but the only non-Tech or UVa player to win it was Emory & Henry's Cary Perkins in 1992.
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But this year there is a separate category for division three players, and Covington native and Hampden Sydney star CW Clemmons is one of the finalists. CW played his high school football at Alleghany.
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The big Dudley award should provide some stiff competition as Bryan Randall, Alvin Pearman and William & Mary's Lang Campbell are the finalists. We'll have the winners for you tonight on News 7 at 11.

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It was a big night for Virginia Tech, Virginia and former Martinsville football standout Brandon Mason at the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame awards ceremony in New York City last night.
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Mason is a first team academic All-American at Elon University where the senior center racked up 106 knock down blocks this past season. Last night he was awarded an 18 thousand dollar scholarship by the foundation.
Tech quarterback Bryan Randall was also given the same scholarship. Randall is a model student who also coached kids at an Athletes in Action Christian football camp this summer in Los Angeles. He is the front runner for ACC player of the year honors later this week.
Finally, former UVa head football George Welsh was one of two coaches inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
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Coming up at the top of the hour - more awards and more honors for folks in area. Frank Beamer is named Sports Illustrated's college coach of the year. And don't forget - Hampton and Radford are playing men's hoops tonight at the Salem Civic Center in a seven o'clock tip-off. I'll see you at the top of the hour. Take care everybody. Shannon will be back in a moment to wrap up News 7 at Five. [GO TO BREAK]

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London's Maddam Tussauds Wax Museum has run into a controversy this holiday season. Some fell like they has added just a bit too much spice to this year's Christmas manger scene. Tom Fenton explains.
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IT'S A BRITISH TWIST ON TRADITION THAT'S EITHER LAUGHED AT .....OR LOATHED.....
POSH SPICE...AS THE VIRGIN MARY... HER HEAD LEANING ON HER HEARTHROB HUSBAND....JOSEPH....OR....MAKE THAT SOCCER STAR DAVID BECKHAM.

SOT - DIANA MOON/MADAME TUSSAUDS - "They're the couple of the moment, so

I suppose in this day and age... like Mary and Joseph were 'the' couple of that moment."
MADAME TUSSAUD'S IN LONDON DESIGNED THE SCENE. FEATURING AUSSIE POP PRINCESS KYLIE MINOGUE AS THE ANGELIC PRESENCE AT THE BIRTH OF CHRIST.
ACTOR HUGH GRANT PLAYS A SMILING SHEPHERD ALONGSIDE SAMUEL L. JACKSON. .... AND PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH AND BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR ARE AMONG THE THREE WISEMEN....(coins in hand) WHO COME BEARING GIFTS.


SOT - SPECTATOR - NO FONT AVAIL

"I go to church every Sunday, I know what I'm doing and I'm ok, doesn't bother me one bit."

(STANDUP BRIDGE)

THE VATICAN WAS NOT AMUSED....IT CALLED THE TABLEAU TASTELESS... OTHER CHRISTIAN LEADERS SAID IT'S A NEW LOW IN THE CULT OF CELEBRITY WORSHIP.
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(nats...nativity scene)
BUT MOST OF THOSE WHO CAME...... SAW IT AS SIMPLY.... WAX --- AND WIT.



SOT - MOS - NO FONT AVAIL

"I'm a great believer in the Lord, but I don't think He worries about things like this."

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"What I'm more concerned about is that George W. Bush appears to be a 'wise' man."
WISE-CRACKS AND CONTROVERSY ASIDE..... (photogs snap pics) THIS 'MANGER OF THE MOMENT' HAS CROWD-PULLING POWER. TOURISTS FROM THE UNITED STATES TO AUSTRALIA HAVE COME TO WITNESS THE HOLIDAY HUMOR. AND TO CRITICS - THE MUSEUM SAYS IT'S SORRY.... BUT THE NATIVITY WILL STAND THROUGH CHRISTMAS.

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Governor Warner showed off his footwork in Covington today.
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The Jeter Watson Intermediate School turned their gym into a dance floor, so the governor could pay off a little bet.
He'd challenged the kids to improve their scores on S-O-L tests.
They did.
So, he came to the school to give them a few dancing lessons.
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No "dirty dancing"; just good, clean fun.
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