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Coming up 30 Marines and a sailor are killed in the deadliest single accident so far in Iraq
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and a man who changed his mind on committing suicide in turn kills ten people an injures hundreds more.
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Also - Veterans could get help filing claims if proposed legislation passes.
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and a dog deemed dangerous is reunited with his owner - with some insurance.
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Plus a Salem museum salutes one of Hollywood's most celebrated dramas.
Stay with us - News 7 at Five is next.

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An aborted suicide attempt leads to death anyway when a commuter train smacks into an SUV.
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A California man will face homicide charges for the deadly train crash near Los Angeles this morning.
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Ten people were killed when a Metrolink train hit an SUV in Glendale. Police say a suicidal driver parked the Jeep Cherokee on the tracks, but then changed his mind at the last minute and jumped out of the vehicle. The train hit the Jeep, derailed, then hit another train.
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((DAVE MORRISON/PASSENGER: YOU HEARD THE CRASH AND IT SOUNDED LIKE THE TRAIN WAS DRAGGING SOMETHING ACROSS THE TACKS. AND THEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT THE TRAIN DID A SHARP JERK AND STOPPED.))
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A Los Angeles sheriff's deputy is among the dead. More than 200-people were injured. The driver of the Jeep has been identified as 26-year-old Juan Manuel Alvarez of Compton.
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Today is the deadliest for US forces in Iraq since the beginning of the war.
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31-troops were killed with a transport helicopter went down in the western part of the country. A top U-S general reports no enemy fire but says there was severe weather at the site. The exact cause is under investigation.
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((LT. GEN. JOHN F. SATTLER/I MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE: FORCE WAS CONDUCTING... AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: WE VALUE LIFE... WHEN SOLDIERS LOSE THEIR LIFE.))
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Meantime, five more American troops were killed by insurgents, four Marines while fighting in Anbar province, and one soldier when his Army patrol was attacked in Northern Iraq. The attacks come amidst a wave of violence leading up to Sunday's elections.
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The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Condoleezza Rice as Secretary of State today.
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((The ayes are 85, the nays are 13, the nomination is confirmed. ))
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Twelve democrats and an independent cast the dissenting votes.
Her critics argued Rice was the wrong person for the job, mostly because of Iraq.
But even some of those critics conceded that she is the obvious choice for the job.
Rice will be the first black woman to serve as the nation's top diplomat.
She is expected to be sworn in at the White House tonight and take her place at the State Department tomorrow.
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A soldier with a local National Guard Unit helped arrest a man who's been able to fool the Secret Service.
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Specialist Jonathan Clark from western Virginia's 116th Infantry was helping with security at the inauguration last week.
He'd been told to keep an eye out for Richard Weaver, a man who's managed to get through security and shake hands with the president a couple of times.
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((CAPT. TIMOTHY BROOKS/VA. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD: WHILE ON DUTY WATCHING PEOPLE AT THE CHECKPOINT, SPECIALIST CLARK RECOGNIZED THE "HANDSHAKE MAN", ALERTED THE CAPITOL POLICE CAPTAIN ON DUTY AT THE CONTROL POINT AND SHE ARRESTED RICHARD WEAVER ON AN OUTSTANDING WARRANT.))
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Four years ago, Weaver got right next to President Bush and slipped him a coin and a note.
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A happy ending to a story we first brought you last night...
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Yesterday we told you about 8-year-old Domino whose case went to court today. Domino is a black lab who bit a neighbor during a thunderstorm last year - and has been labeled a "dangerous dog." Because of that, Domino's owner is required to get 100-thousand dollars worth of insurance to keep him- but that hasn't been easy. Yesterday the Botetourt County board of supervisors tightened its dog ordiance in an effort to keep the public safe.
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((SGT. W.D. HORTON, ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER: YOU CAN TAKE A LOT INTO ACCOUNT, BUT THE CODE IS BLACK AND WHITE - WE HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO ENFORCE THE CODE AND LET THE COURTS BE THE DECISION ON THAT. WHEN WE HAVE A DOG THAT GOES OUT ON THE ROAD AND ON PUBLIC PROPERTY AND ATTACKS SOMEONE- WE HAVE TO TAKE MEASURES TO PREVENT THIS - THIS WAS A PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUE.))
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While Domino and his owner have been reunited, their battle isn't over. Coming up tonight on News7 at six, we'll talk to Domino's owner and hear about the hoops he'll have jump through to keep his four-legged friend.
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Coming up - Proposed legislation would make it easier for Veterans to file claims
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and - Two local health organizations are awarded national recognition. We'll explain in Health Check
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Virginia veterans aren't getting the help they deserve when it comes to filing claims.
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That's according to Delegate Kirk Cox who's proposing legislation to double the number of claims personnel serving Virginia's 786- thousand veterans.
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((DEL. KIRK COX/(R) COLONIAL HEIGHTS: OUR BUDGET AMENDMENTS WILL HELP ENSURE THE ADMINISTRATION WILL USE PREVIOUSLY APPROPRIATED FUNDS FOR THEIR INTENDED PURPOSES, INCREASING VETERANS CLAIMS PERSONNEL AND OUR AMENDMENTS IN CREASE THE CLAIMS STAFF BY 25 PERCENT.))
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Veteran representatives say one claims officer can represent up to nine counties- making it impossible to serve all veterans. In his budget amendments, Governor Warner has proposed adding 16- new claims officers.
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Delegate Cox will also push legislation to increase the nuber of planned beds at the Richmond Veterans Care Center now under construction.

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Two Roanoke non-profit organizations placed among the top in the country for serving the medically underserved in their communities. [shannon joy two shot]
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Shannon, Both organizations say it's unusual for two programs from the same city to be chosen as finalists for this award.
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The Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award honors the efforts of non-profit programs across the country.
The finalists are chosen by some of the nation's leading hospitals and health care systems.
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Since Carilion's Pediatric dental clinic opened in 2001--it's dentists have treated about 8-thousand children, many who are uninsured or underinsured.
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The program shares a common mission with the Child Health Investment Parternship - known as CHIP -- helping underserved children.
In Roanoke alone nearly 25-percent of chilren live in povery.
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It's no wonder both were chosen as final for the national health award --even though it was a shock to the organization giving out the award because it uses a blind grading system.
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Both organizations are hoping to become national models. The CHIP program has already been replicated at 12 different sites in the Virginia.
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The dental clinic came in 1st-runner up, and CHIP 4th-runner-up.

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Shannon,
Both received a cash award of more than 20-thousand dollars.

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Up next on the newscast, Robin Reed will have your breezy forecast while Brent Watts is "Gone With The Wind" in Salem...
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Many consider "Gone with the Wind" the most beloved, enduring, popular film of all time. A Salem Museum agrees. Brent Watts shows us a new exhibit that highlights love for the hollywood drama.
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Coming up in sports, We'll check in with the NASCAR Media tour
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And a little later - Virginia Tech is hoping a Super Computer will make it a super force in technology
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Hometown Hoops Weekly is in the house tonight with a father-son act like you've never seen.
For the story Steve Mason takes us to Northside high.
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((STEVE MASON:WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT NORTHSIDE HEAD COACH BILLY POPE HAS NOT ONE, NOT TWO, NOT THREE, NOT FOUR, BUT FIVE PLAYERS WHOSE FATHERS ARE EITHER HEAD OR ASSISTANT COACHES AT A HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY HIGH SCHOOL. AND IN A DAY AND AGE WHERE YOU HEAR STORIES OF HOW SOME PARENTS OVERSTEP THEIR BOUNDARIES WITH THEIR SONS HEAD COACHES, THESE VIKING SONS HAVE BEEN A DREAM TO COACH. ))
((Ryan Frazier's dad is a basketball assistant at Craig County, Matt Pounds father is the Botetourt girls head coach, Seth Adams dad is a Northside middle school basketball coach and Chance Smith's father is William Fleming's head football coach. It is not uncommon for all the dads to attend a Northside game and Billy Pope would not change a thing.

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In 19 seasons, Pope has taken the Vikings to the state tournament seven times. Pound, whose dad's girls should be a state playoff contender, is not the only one who has benefited from Pope. ((:))
Pope has never heard a negative word form any of his players dad's that are coaches and dinner table conversation has been a a bonding time. ((:))
And as far as whether or not the coaches kids receive special treatment, no way and Pope sees the fruits of coming from a coaches home. ((:))
The Vikings hope to take Pope to an eighth state tournament berth. Steve Mason Hometown Hoops Weekly.))
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The NASCAR Media rolled on today in North Carolina. Tonight we find Travis Wells in Huntersville.

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Coming up at the top of the hour - we have some thoughts on tomorrow night's Tech-UVa at Cassell Coliseum. Take care everybody and have safe night.
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The Norfolk Southern Corporation is reporting record profits for the fourth quarter, and the year.
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The railroad earned 264 million dollars, or 65 cents a share, during the fourth quarter of 2004.
That's compared to 52 million dollars for the same period a year ago.
Chairman David Goode says 2004 was a record year for Norfolk Southern, with revenues topping seven billion dollars for the first time in the railroad's history.
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NS has also announced an increase in the quarterly dividend to 11 cents per share.

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Stocks post gains for the second straight day.
Ed Crane takes a look in today's Market Update.
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Virginia Tech hopes its new super computer will help make it a top-30 research institution.
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System X, as it's called, is the 7th fastest super computer in the world. The system is made of 11-hundred computers and 22-hundred processors. It can figure 12 trillion calculations a second. Researchers say the system could be the key to getting the University even more funding and prestige.
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((JASON LOCKHART: WE SET UP A SPIRE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE.. :00 HEY WE'RE SERIOUS ABOUT RESEARCH. WE BUILT THIS LARGE MACHINE. WE WANT HIGHER CALIBER FACULITY MEMBERS AND LARGER PROBLEMS TO COME TO THE UNIVERSITY. :10 ))
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The system cost 5-point-7 million dollars to build and another 2 million to renovate the building that houses it. Researchers expect to build another computer in three years. That system will have to be 10 times faster then System X to keep up with technology.
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MTV holds a pajama party in Roanoke. We'll show you before it hits cable.
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