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Today on News 7 at 5, advisors to the F-D-A decide if a popular cholesterol medication should be sold over the counter.
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Plus parts of the region are having to clean up and rebuild after last night's severe weather.
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Residents near a leaking dam in California are forced to evacuate.
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Gamblers at a horse track in New York are left in the dark.
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Plus after a seven year journey, a space probe lands on one of Saturn's moons. News 7 at 5 is next.
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Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration think the cholesterol-lowering drug Mevacor should *NOT* be sold over-the-counter.
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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young. After hearing testimony for and against, the panel decided patients need medical guidance to treat a condition that doesn't have symptoms. Sponsors of the over-the-counter proposal argued it could help the throngs of Americans at moderate risk of heart disease. Dr. Sean Kenniff has more.
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((A DRUG COMPANYS HOPE, THAT CHOLESTEROL LOWERING DRUGS COULD BE SOLD ON THE SAME STORE SHELVES AS ASPIRIN AND IBUPROFEN, APPEARS TO BE DASHED.

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ON FRIDAY AN F-D-A ADVISORY COMMITTEE TURNED DOWN A REQUEST FROM THE DRUG MAKER MERCK TO ALLOW ITS STATIN MEVACOR AVAILABLE OVER THE COUNTER.

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MERCK TRIED TO CONVINCE THE PANEL THAT STATINS ARE VASTLY UNDERUSED AND OFFERING THEM TO MORE PEOPLE COULD SAVE LIVES.
AN ARGUMENT SUPPORTED BY SOME LEADING CARDIOLOGISTS.

(SOT-Dr. Antonio Gotto/Dean, Weill-Cornell Medical College)

"there may be 10 or 15 million people today on statins but it's still recommended that there should be 45 or 46 million people on statins."

(STANDUP: Dr.Sean Kenniff/CBS NEWS/Miami, FL)

MANY DRUGS LIKE PAIN RELIEVERS AND HEARTBURN MEDICATIONS HAVE MADE THE MOVE FROM PHARMACY SHELVES TO STORE SHELVES. BUT MANY DOCTORS SAY STATINS ARE DIFFERENT BECAUSE CHOLESTEROL ISNT LIKE A HEADACHE OR COLD... PATIENTS CANT DIAGNOSE THEIR OWN CONDITION.

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PLUS, CARDIOLOGIST DOCTOR MICHAEL SCHLOSS SAYS STATINS CAN CAUSE DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN BY PREGNANT WOMEN.

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I think this is a real danger, so, I feel opposed to the process of making these things available without some kind of medical supervision.
IN THE YEAR 2000 THE F-D-A REFUSED TO ALLOW STATINS AVAILABLE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION WHEN ANOTHER ADVISORY COMMITTEE DENIED A DRUGS COMPANYS REQUEST.
AND THIS YEAR ITS EXPECTED THE GOVERNMENT AGENCY WILL DO THE SAME.
DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))

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A close call for residents of a Danville apartment building early this morning, when high winds ripped the roof off two apartments and damaged two others.
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Around 3, Kathy Harden says she woke to a loud banging noise and went to her front room to see what the problem was.
That's when she noticed the roof of her second-story apartment had peeled away and rain was pouring into her living room.
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((KATHY HARDEN/STORM VICTIM: AT FIRST I LOOKED UP, I COULDN'T TELL, BECAUSE THE SKY WAS SO BLACK,THEN WHEN I GOT CLOSER IN THERE, IT WAS JUST LIKE I WAS STANDING OUTSIDE. Reporter: How scary was that? HARDEN: VERY SCARY, BECAUSE I STARTED YELLING AND SCREAMING FOR JASON, MY SON, AND HE WAS IN THE SHOWER, TAKING A SHOWER AT THE TIME.))
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Two first-floor apartments suffered significant water damage ... in one, the ceiling collapsed from the weight of the rain that had leaked from upstairs.
About ten residentswill be moved to vacant apartments while repairs are made to their homes.
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The heavy thunderstorms that moved through Central Virginia overnight caused street flooding through parts of the region.
Charlottesville received about two to three inches of rain overnight.
That flooded roadways and led to the closing of several streets.
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Concerns about a possibly leaky dam have hundreds of California residents evacuating.
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Authorities asked residents of more than 800 homes in Corona, about 50-miles east-southeast of Los Angeles, to leave today. They're concerned about the rising of the Santa Ana River behind the Prado (PRAH'-doh) Dam. A spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers says crews are releasing water, but reports of a possible leak are not true. Regardless, police say days worth of rainwater is accumulating and ``the dam is not able to support it.'' .
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In Iraq, a suicide car bomber is responsible for an attack on a Shiite Muslim community center.
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Three people were killed and eight wounded when the car exploded in a market town about 18-miles north of Baghdad. The incident occurred one day after gunmen shot and killed a representative of Iraq's top Shiite Muslim cleric. Shiites strongly support the January 30th elections while Sunni Muslim clerics have said elections should not be held under occupation.
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Still to come on the newscast, a longtime Virginia political leader has died.
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Plus students bid a fond farewell to three local elementary schools.
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Members of the General Assembly convened with heavy hearts this morning.
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That after learning about the death of former Hampton Senator Hunter Andrews. Andrews was elected to the General Assembly in 1963. He served for 32 years- including time as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. His colleagues today remembered him as a born leader, passionate about education.
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((SEN. RUSSELL POTTS/(R) WINCHESTER: HUNTER ANDREWS HAD GUTS AND HE HAD COURAGE AND HE HAD GREAT TALENT AND HE HAD A GREAT HEART. AND HE HAD A GREAT COMPASSION FOR THOSE LESS FORTUNATE.))
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Andrew's death came as a bit of a surprise as the 83 year old had NOT been ill. He was in Richmond just last week attending a commission meeting. Senator John Chichester struggled with his emotions as he remembered his friend.
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((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/(R) FREDERICKSBURG: I'LL FOREVER FEEL HIS PRESENCE AS I CONTINUE THIS WORK...A GREAT INDIVIDUAL... WE'LL MISS HIM GREATLY.))
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One lawmaker said Andrews was often misunderstood, but will never be forgotten.
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Three Pulaski County elementary schools closed their doors for good today. The county's getting ready to move more than 500 students to a brand new school.
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Parents, teachers and students said good bye today to Draper, Clairmont and Northwood elementary schools. Students at Draper held a special flag lowering ceremony at noon. They sang songs and released balloons, signaling the end of a 52 year era.
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((HAROLD MALCOLM: IT IS A KIND OF SAD DAY BECAUSE IT BEING SUCH A COMMUNITY SCHOOL. EVERYONE HAS THERE MOMENTS AND IS VERY SAD TO SEE IT CLOSE. :22 BUT WE ALSO ANTICIPATE AN EXCITEMENT OF A NEW BUILDING AND NEW SCHOOL. :29))
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Teachers have been working all week on S-O-L's, tests, report cards and packing. Students start at the new school next Wednesday.
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Charities that rely on vehicle donations to support their budgets are concerned about new tax laws.
That's because the changes will affect how much people are allowed to deduct from their taxes.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details
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Shannon,
For one charity automobile donations make up the majority of its income.
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The National Kidney Foundation of the Virginia's is concerned people might decide against donating before they really understand the new rules.
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((There is also a benefit for the donor -- a tax deduction if they itemize.
What has changed is how you determine that amount.
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((MULLINS: THAT'S THE REASON WHY THEY PASSED THIS NEW LAW THEY WANTED TO DOWNSIZE THE BIG DEDUCTIONS FOR THE CARS THAT WEREN'T WORTH THAT KIND OF MONEY)) [RUNS07]
In the past a person could determine the fair market value of their vehicle up to 5-thousands dollar WITHOUT having to obtain a written appraisal.
Under the new law, however, if the vehichle is valued at more than 5-hundred dollars -- they have to wait unit the vehicle is actually sold to determine the amount of the deduction.
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((WE TRY TO REPAIR EVERYTHING WE CAN BECAUSE THE MORE MONEY WE GET OUT VEHICHLES THE MORE MONEY THE KIDNEY FOUNDATION WILL GET OUT OF IT 23 SO WE TRY REPAIR EVERYTHING WE POSSIBLY CAN AND RESELL IT)) [RUNS12]
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The tax payer is limited to deducting the gross proceeds of the sale of the vehicle.
Special rules do apply if substantial improvements are made to vehicle.
Because it can take months sometimes to sell an automobile--the earlier you donate probably the better for you and the organizations who benefit as well.))
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Shannon -- the new law can be confusing. I had to speak with the IRS myself to understand it better. The IRS is expected to issue more guidelines on law to help tax payers.

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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[VO] we'll see how the unseasonable weather is causing unbearable problems for people and animals in Russia.
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Mother Nature has taken on mother Russia....but this time, it's with a blast of warm weather.
So warm that even the bears in the St. Petersburg zoo are getting a jump on spring.
Beth Knobel has more.
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((Mother Russia has been forced to take offer her winter coat.... It may not exactly look like a heat wave...but western Russia is enjoying its warmest January in a hundred years.
Temperatures have been in the 40s--about 20 degrees farenheit above normal.
That's warm enough to fool plants into sprouting...and trees to blossom months ahead of schedule.
It's even woken the bears from their hibernation at the st petersburg zoo.
Outdoor activities like skating have had to be cancelled...and replaced with warm weather sports like soccer.
"It's nice to play in this weather," says the coach. "It's like spring."
ON-CAM BETH KNOBEL, REPORTING (near Red Square) In an average January, the snow here would be about knee high. And while it's great to not have to button up your coat--there is a downside to all this warm weather...there's mud and slush almost everywhere.
That means cities like Moscow have already had to start doing spring cleaning, even though it's the middle of winter.
For many muscovites, the warm spell is a welcome break from winter's chilly grip...and a boon to people like construction workers and policemen who have to do most of their work outdoors.
But some russians are a little hot under the collar because they can't enjoy winter sports or a walk through a frosty forest.
Russians say you can always blame your troubles on cold weather. But this year, with nature's thermostat turned up high, people here will have to find a new excuse. BK, CBS News, Moscow.))
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Coming up next in Sports, the Roanoke Dazzle prepares for some important games.
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Then a little bit later, we'll see the first pictures taken on the surface of Saturn's largest moon.
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The gamblers at New York's Aqueduct Race track were left in a fog yesterday.
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The track was covered in such a dense fog, no one could see the horses or much of anything else.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the start of the weekend.
The Roanoke Dazzle has picked up former Duke big man Casey Sanders to fill the roster spot vacated by James Thomas. Sanders is expected to suit up for tonight's contest at the Civic Center against Florida.
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The Dazzle will team up with the Roanoke Sheriff's Office tonight for its Cops and Kids promotion.
Each youngster in attendance will receive Dazzle player trading cards and an autograph book.
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Saturday will be a busy one at Franklin County High School with four high school hoop games on tap in the Member One/Tim Technologies Classic.
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Cave Spring and William Fleming tip things off in the opener at 3pm.
That one is followed up by Salem and Mount Zion Christian Academy--the alma mater of NBA star Tracy McGrady.
Patrick Henry and Gretna open the night session around 6:30, while the host Eagles battle Oak Hill for the second straight year in the nightcap. The Warriors are the top ranked prep team in the land.
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Virginia might be 9 and 4 overall but the Cavaliers are OH and 3 in the ACC and the Wahoos next stop is Durham to play Duke.
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Virginia could not stop Miami's talented guards. UVa faces two more scoring guards Sunday in J.J. Redick and Daniel Ewing.
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And don't forget that the NFL plays on WDBJ-7 this weekend.
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[GO TO APRISA 12000] Tomorrow at 4:30 - the Steelers continue their magical march as they host the Jets.
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[GO TO APRISA 12001] And then it's same time - same station on Sunday as the Colts try to win in New England. The Pats have beaten them five straight. Shannon will be back in just a moment. Take care everybody.
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Wall Street got some relief from inflation fears today which set off a rebound in the stock markets.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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AFter 7-years, Europe has touch-down.
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The European spacescraft Huygens (HEYE'-gens) is transmitting information after today landing on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan, following a seven-year journey.
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The next step is for Huygens to begin sending back a full set of data that scientists hope will shed light on the origins of life on Earth.
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Huygens apparently made a soft-landing. The mission's science director says he and his team "can't fully celebrate" yet but he adds the mission has "lasted much longer" they "ever dreamed."
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