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Today on News 7 at 5, officials with a local hospital meet to discuss its future.
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Plus Governor Warner wants more money to consolidate the state's fight against terrorism.
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Very dry air over the region right now means very cold temperatures tonight. The hard numbers in a moment.

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Also today, we'll meet a group of people who have overcome their own challenges to build a house for Habitat for Humanity.
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We'll tell you why one doctor says the best treatment for a migraine is ice water.
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Plus we'll preview tonight's Friday Football Extra banquet. News 7 at 5 is next.

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A decision could soon be made on the future of one of the region's hospitals.
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The board of directors of Lexington's Stonewall Jackson Hospital is in the process of reviewing several proposals for the future of the hospital that could improve it's financial position.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details
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Shannon, We know that Carilion Health System has put an offer on the table.
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Carilion is providing interim managment to Stonewall Jackson through the end of the year.
But hospital officials say the board has received 10 proposal in all from various -- for-profit, not-for-profit-and management organizations.
Last week and this week -- three of them were invited to present their proposals.
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Stonewall Jackson is small not-for profit independent hospital. Many hospitals like this have been forced to close their doors or partner with larger health systems to survive. Officials say that's the driving force behind considering new options for the hospital.
The board of directors at Stonewall Jackson is meeting today and tomorrow. But officials says it's most likely that information will not be released to the public until sometime next week, if a decision is made.
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Hospital officials say the board considers this a very important decision and is weighting all of its option very carefully.
Once a decision has been reach the board plans to communicate the decision and the process for making that decision with the community.
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Shannon, We will stay abreast of the hospital's status and will have the latest information as it become available.

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In a post 9-11 world, local and state law enforcement officers spend lots of time gathering and analyzing intelligence. Now Governor Mark Warner wants Virginia to consolidate that information.
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He's proposed creating a Fusion Center. Located at State Police Headquarters in Richmond, the center would monitor intelligence collected from federal, state and local law enforcement organizations across the Commonwealth.
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((COL. STEVEN FLAHERTY/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: SO ALL OF THAT INFORMATION WILL COME INTO THE FUSION CENTER AND THERE WE'LL HAVE STAFF ALONG WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WHO WILL BE THERE FULL TIME THAT WILL PROCESS AND EVALUATE AND ANALYZE THE INFORMATION THAT COMES IN AND THEN THAT INFORMATION WILL BE PUT BACK OUT.))
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Colonel Flaherty says the Fusion Center will be able to monitor incidents that on their own don't seem significant, but when pieced together could prevent terroism.
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Governor Warner has proposed spending nearly 800- thousand dollars on the center in 2006. The money would go towards 14 new positions and operating costs.
Warner will present his proposal to the House and Senate money committees on Friday.

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Authorities in Greece have until tomorrow to give hijackers a million dollars.
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Two men are threatening to blow up a bus they hijacked outside Athens Greece this morning. Police say six people remain inside the bus. They say 17 others have been freed. 3-people, including the driver, managed to escape. One of the hijackers, identified as an Albanian, is giving Greek authorities until early tomorrow to give him the money. He and his accomplice also demanded to be taken to the airport.
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The Internet Age is soaring to new heights.
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Federal regulators have voted to allow airline passengers high-speed wireless Internet access on their laptop computers on domestic flights. The practice could begin by 2006, once plans are completed and planes are outfitted with the equipment.
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((MICHAEL POWELL/FCC CHAIRMAN: YOU CAN IMAGINE DOING EMAILS, SURFING THE NET, THAT SORT OF STUFF. WE BEGAN THE PROCESS OF OPENING UP A SERVICE THAT MIGHT MAKE THAT POSSIBLE.))
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The Federal Communications Commission also talked about whether to end the ban on using cellphones on airplanes, but didn't vote. Currently, the only way passengers on domestic flights can communicate with the ground is through phones that are usually built into the seat backs. The calls tend to be expensive.
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Up next on the newscast, one doctor thinks he has a simple solution to migraine headaches.
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Plus we'll tell you why senior citizens in Radford can look forward to daily calls from the sheriff's department.
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Tension headaches and migraines can create unbearable pain. But one doctor says that pain might not come from the head but actually the mouth.
Dr. Mallika Marshall explains.
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((SINCE CHILDHOOD 24-YEAR-OLD JENNIFER DE-WOLF HAS SUFFERED FROM PAINFUL AND SOMETIMES DEBILITATING MIGRAINES.

(SOT-Jennifer DeWolf/Migraine Sufferer)

just feels like my heads in a vice, get very naseus, very sensitive to light and sound.
AFTER TRYING ALL KINDS OF MEDICATIONS AND TREATMENTS JENNIFER FINALLY FOUND DOCTOR MARK FRIEDMAN WHO PRESCRIBED... WELL.... ICE WATER.

(STANDUP: Dr. Mallika Marshall/CBS NEWS)

WHILE TREATING MIGRAINES WITH ICE WATER MAY SOUND FAR FETCHED IT WAS ACTUALLY APPROVED BY THE F-D-A RECENTLY. BECAUSE, AS DOCTOR FRIEDMAN EXPLAINS, JENNIFERS PROBLEM ISNT IN HER HEAD BUT IN HER GUMS.

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it's an inflammation creating a swelling and the key nerve the maxilory nerve is just above it so the pressure is causing the headache.
AFTER STUDYING MIGRAINE PATIENTS DOCTOR FRIEDMAN FOUND MANY SUFFER FROM AN INFLAMMATION IN THE BACK OF THE GUMS, WHICH HITS A NERVE AND CAUSES THE MIGRAINE. IN HIS TREATMENT ICE WATER IS RUN THROUGH TWO METAL HOOKS... CHILLING THE GUMS AND EASING THE INFLAMMATION.

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some people never have to come back, some people have to come back for like a tune up maybe every six months.
JENNIFER IS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAS TO COME BACK FOR TREATMENT... AND WHILE SHE STILL GET MIGRAINES SHE SAYS THEY ARE MUCH LESS FREQUENT.

(SOT- Jennifer DeWolf/24-Years-Old Migraine Sufferer)

the best part about this treatment for me is I've come off a lot of the medicine I was taking.
DOCTOR FRIEDMAN IS NEW YORK BASED AND THE ONLY ONE USING THIS PROCEDURE. BUT HES WORKING ON A MACHINE FOR USE IN THE HOME..... WHICH MEANS THIS SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE TREATMENT COULD SOON BE OFFERED TO MIGRAINE SUFFERERS EVERYWHERE. DOCTOR MALLIKA MARSHALL, CBS NEWS. ))

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The Radford City Sheriff's office is launching a new program for seniors.
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The City's newly elected Sheriff, Mark Armentrout is making good on a campaign promise and starting "Good Morning Radford". Starting February first deputies will call a list of seniors who sign up, to make sure they are okay each day.
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((MARK ARMENTROUT: WE'RE GOING TO OFFER THIS PROGRAM TO SENIOR CITIZENS WHO LIVE AT HOME WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOMEONE CALL THEM EVERY MORNING TO CHECK ON THEIR WELL BEING.AND TO MAKE THEY ARE OKAY MEDICALLY. IF THEY HAVE ANY PROBLEMS THEY CAN LET US KNOW, SO WE CAN HELP THEM IF THEY NEED SOME ASSISTANCE.))
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Armentrout says the program is a way for the sheriff's office to reach out to the community.
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[TAKE APRISA FULL] If you'd like to sign up for the program or get more information call the Sheriff's Office at 540-731-5501.
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A Lynchburg family will be celebrating Christmas in a brand-new home ... thanks to the hard work of some special volunteers.
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Habitat for Humanity's 243rd house in the Hill City was built with help from about 30 mentally and physically handicapped adults.
For the past three months, these volunteers have been spending their Wednesdays hammering, sawing and painting.
Brenda and Ray Conner's son Buddy was one of those workers ... they say it was the experience of a lifetime for him.
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((RAY CONNER/FATHER OF SPECIAL BUILDER: IT'S VERY TOUCHING THAT HE'S BEEN ABLE TO PARTICIPATE BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT HE DOESN'T GET TO DO AND THIS HAS MEANT A LOT TO HIM.))
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Organizers say other Habitat chapters across the country have contacted them for details on putting together a special build of their own.
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The urge to scratch earned a Bedford County man a half million dollars.
Jeffrey Purves of Goodview won 500 thousand dollars in the Virginia Lottery's "Big Money Spectacular" scratch game.
Purves bought the ticket at the Sky Mart in Vinton.
He says he hopes to use the money to buy a house.

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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[VO] some children from Iraqi who came to America for medical treatment, get the V-I-P treatment today.
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It's a long way from war-torn Iraq to New York City. But two Iraqi children made the journey. They're in this country to receive the gift of healing - and - in this holiday season..a little more. Jennifer Donelan has the story.
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((IT WAS A DAY LIKE NONE OTHER FOR TWO IRAQI CHILDREN. .

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"DAHAL IS GOING TO RECEIVE A LEG FOR CHRISTMAS AND MOHAMMED A NEW HAND, HE'S ALSO HAVING EYE WORK DONE."
ELISSA MONTANTI RUNS A NEW YORK BASED RELIEF AGENCY THAT BRINGS YOUNG WAR VICTIMS TO THE U.S FOR SURGERY AND PROSTHETICS.
BUT BEFORE TREATMENT...THERE WAS SOMETHING ELSE THAT HAD TO BE DONE....
NATZ FULL... "WELCOME ABOARD THE SANTA LAND EXPRESS...."
NATZ FULL...ELVES SINGING JINGLE BELLS

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IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE NORTH POLE THIS TIME OF YEAR...THERE'S PROBABLY NO BETTER PLACE TO VISIT THE MAN IN RED THAN MACY'S IN NEW YORK.

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"IT WAS WONDERFUL THE KIDS HAD THIS SPECIAL DAY, THEY DON'T HAVE THIS IN IRAQ. THEY JUST KNOW OF THIS MAGICAL MAN BEING SANTA CLAUS SO IT WAS QUITE SPECIAL."

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THE KIDS SAID THEY CAN'T WAIT TO TELL THEIR FRIENDS BACK HOME....ABOUT SITTING ON SANTA'S LAP.
AS FOR WHAT THE TWO WANT FROM SAINT NICK...

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"I WOULD LIKE TO FEEL BETTER AND TO ENJOY EVERY YEAR TO COME HERE AND SEE SANTA CLAUS." says Muhammad.
And Dahl....well, she just wants to be like other kids. " FOR SANTA TO GIVE ME A LEG THAT I CAN MOVE FREELY AND RUN FAST."
KNOWING THE LITTLE ONES NEED SPECIAL HELP, SANTA SENT THEM ON THEIR WAY...TO A PLACE WHERE DOCTORS HOPE TO MAKE THEIR WISHES COME TRUE. JENNIFER DONELAN, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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Up next, your Hometown Station prepares to honor the regions top high school football players.
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Then a little bit later, the top dog at the White House sends out his holiday wishes.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midweek ticker. Tonight brings closure to the just completed high school football season, as Friday Football Extra rolls out its 21st annual awards banquet. [SALEM DOUBLE BOX TOSS TO MIKE @ SCC] Mike Stevens and the WDBJ production crew are inside the Community Room making final preparations for tonight big event. [TAKE MIKE FULL AT SCC LIVE]
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Mike will adlib about the banquet and then two questions with Mark Layman about televising the banquet LIVE tonight.
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[SALEM DOUBLE BOX TOSS TO MIKE @ SCC] MIKE WILL TOSS BACK TO TRAV IN STUDIO

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While our Friday Football Extra stars will celebrate tonight, James Madison's football team still has one more game to win before the Dukes can hold a national championship party.
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The Dukes impressive win over William and Mary in the Division 1-double A semi-finals earned them a berth in the championship game this Friday against Montana. JMU is making its first ever title trip while this is the Grizzlies fifth overall. The Dukes face a team that outscored its three playoff opponents 137 to 27 but those games were at home while JMU's playoff games were all on the road.
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That's it for the ticker. We'll see you at six everbody.

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On Wall Street today, rising oil prices muted Wall Street's reaction to Sprint's acquisition of Nextel Communications.
Marcella Palmer has more.
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The White House will get a new resident next year. Another Scottish Terrier named Miss Beazley will move in in January.
While she isn't there yet, she's already playing an important part in the Bush family's holiday greetings.
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[OUT Q=a very happy holidays.]