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Today on News 7 at 5, the violence continues as Iraqis prepare to go to the polls for Sunday's election.
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V-M-I investigates some cadets for their choice of costumes at a Halloween party last year.
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A mixture of winter precipitation arrives Saturday afternoon and will stick around until Monday. Accumulations are likely.

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Also today, the General Assembly wants to make sure bullies are removed from Virginia schools.
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On health check, we'll see what doctors are doing to help eliminate life threatening blood clots.
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Plus a fast food giant wants to give healthy Americans a honeydew list.
News 7 at 5 is next.
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For the second weekend in a row, Old Man Winter is threatening Southwest and Central Virgina.
There is a strong possibility we will see snow and sleet beginning tomorrow.
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Let's go to meteorologist Robin Reed in the SkyTracker 7 Forecast Center.
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Another U.S. helicopter has crashed in Iraq. The fate of the crew is unknown but it's a type of chopper that usually carries a crew of three. The incident comes as Iraqi officials clamp down the campaign trail in preparation for Sunday's election. Teri Okita reports from Baghdad.
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((U-S HELICOPTERS HAD BEEN CANVASSING THE SKIES OVER BAGHDAD ALL DAY DOING SURVEILLANCE WHEN ONE OF THEM CRASHED IN THE SOUTHWESTERN SECTION OF THE CITY. OFFICIALS DONT THINK IT WAS HIT BY HOSTILE FIRE BUT ARE STILL INVESTIGATING.
TRACK: (unruh tape) DOWN BELOW, SOLDIERS ARE SECURING MAJOR THOROUGHFARES IN THE CITY WITH CONCRETE BARRIERS. IRAQI POLICE TELL DISGRUNTLED DRIVERS THAT THESE ROUTES ARE NOW OFF-LIMITS.

(Super: Maj. William Edwards/U.S. Army)
SOT: Im confident that, with the help of the Iraqi security forces that

are distributed throughout the Baghdad area, that they will be able to maintain a secure environment.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP BRIDGE: To counter the insurgency, the country is almost in virtual lockdown through Sunday. Iraqs borders have now been sealed, the airport is closed, and curfews have been extended.
TRACK: (allawi pix) WHILE CANDIDATES DO SOME LAST-MINUTE CAMPAIGNING

(NATSD OF BURNING CAR IN DORA/BAGHDAD)


TRACK: INSURGENTS CONTINUE THEIR CAMPAIGN OF TERROR. DEADLY CAR BOMBS AND AMBUSHES TARGETED POLICE AND POLLING PLACES IN SEVERAL TOWNS IN CENTRAL IRAQ. AND AT LEAST FIVE AMERICAN SOLDIERS DIED IN SEPARATE ATTACKS IN BAGHDAD. SINCE WEDNESDAY, INSURGENTS HAVE KILLED AT LEAST 54-IRAQIS AND A DOZEN U-S TROOPS.
TRACK: BUT THERE IS GOOD NEWS FOR THE COALITION. IRAQI OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED SEVERAL MORE ASSOCIATES OF AL QAEDA TERRORIST ABU MUSAB AL ZARQAWI HAVE BEEN ARRESTED.
TRACK: AND WORLD LEADERS HAVE A MESSAGE FOR THE INSURGENTS.

(Super: Kofi Annan/U.N. Secretary General)
SOT: There can never be justification for murder and intimidation of

voters, candidates, and election workers. Dont deny Iraqis who choose to vote, their right to do so in freedom and safety.
TRACK: (Shiite/Sunni clerics & mosque pix) STILL, THIS BRAND OF FREEDOM IS A TOUGH SELL FOR SOME IN IRAQ WHO CALL THE ELECTION DISHONEST AS LONG AS THE COUNTRY REMAINS UNDER OCCUPATION. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD.))

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Across the U.S....Iraqis headed to the polls today. The ex-pats are all are voting in their nation's first independent elections in more than 50 years. The U.S. is one 14 countries where this is happening. Aleen Sirgany is at a polling place in New Carrollton, Maryland.
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FOR IRAQI EXILES IN AMERICA...THIS IS A FREEDOM DANCE...THAT'S BEEN A LIFETIME IN THE MAKING.

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EXPATRIATES HERE IN MARYLAND AND AT FOUR OTHER U-S LOCATIONS... ARE VOTING IN IRAQ'S NATIONAL ELECTIONS...THAT COUNTRY'S FIRST INDEPENDENT ELECTIONS IN MORE THAN 50 YEARS.

SOT: HUSAMUDDIN SADALLI/VIRGINIA RESIDENT

"IT MEANS A NEW LIFE, A BRIGHT FUTURE AND HOPE."

SOT: HALA ALIAS/MICHIGAN RESIDENT

"ITS LIKE A DREAM AND OUR DREAM CAME THROUGH."
A LITTLE MORE THAN TEN PERCENT OF THE 240,000 IRAQIS IN THIS COUNTRY ARE EXPECTED AT THE POLLS. THE BIGGEST TURNOUT IS ANTICIPATED IN SOUTHGATE, MICHIGAN WHERE CHEERS AND APPLAUSE FOLLOWED MANY VOTES.

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IRAQIS VOTERS IN THE U-S AND IN 13 OTHER NATIONS HAVE THREE DAYS TO CHOOSE CANDIDATES FOR IRAQ'S 275 MEMBER NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

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MANY IRAQI EXILES LIVE IN NEIGHBORING MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES LIKE JORDAN. IN AMMAN...EARLY TURNOUT WAS LIGHT, BUT ELECTION OFFICIALS ARE EXPECTING IT TO GET BETTER.

SOT: LAZHAR ALOUI/JORDANIAN ELECTION OFFICIAL

"YOU WILL SEE, I CAN GUARANTEE YOU THAT PEOPLE WILL BE COMING AND VOTING."
AND THAT'S WHAT U-S OFFICIALS HOPE AS WELL. HOWEVER THEY DO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FEAR FACTOR...NOT FOR VOTERS IN THE U-S, BUT FOR THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS BACK HOME WHO COULD WIND UP IN THE CROSS HAIRS OF INSURGENTS. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, NEW CARROLLTON, MARYLAND

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V-M-I Cadets will decide whether Halloween costumes worn to a party last Fall amounted to cadet misconduct.
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The Officer of the Guard Association has already begun looking into it. Those cadets will report to the General Committee which will make recommendations to the Superintendent. Pictures from the Halloween party showed up this week on the Web. They show one cadet dressed as Hitler along with two Nazi henchmen. Two more male cadets are made up like women. The Institute expressed disappointment in the cadets' behavior.
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((WE TAKE SERIOUSLY THE FACT THAT WE NEED TO PREPARE OUR CADETS FOR WHEN THEY GRADUATE THEY BE ABLE TO BE LEADERS AMONG PEOPLE ALL STRIPES IN THE WORLD. SO THE NEED TO BE ABLE ACCEPT OTHER PEOPLE'S DIFFERENCE AND NOT OFFEND PEOPLE.))
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The investigation is expected to take several weeks.
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House Republicans are teaming up to fight bullying in Virginia schools.
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To curb the problem, Delegate Rob Bell wants to include policies to prevent bullying in character education programs.

Parents of victims would also be notified whenever there's an incident.
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((DEL. ROBERT BELL/(R) CHARLOTTESVILLE: I THINK MOST PARENTS WOULD BE SHOCKED TO FIND OUT THAT WHEN A CRIME IS COMMITTED AT A SCHOOL LAW ENFORCEMENT IS NOTIFIED, THE BULLY'S PARENTS ARE NOTIFIED BECAUSE, OF COURSE, HE'S GETTING IN TROUBLE, RICHMOND IS NOTIFIED FOR RECORD KEEPING, BUT THERE IS NO NOTIFICATION FOR THE PARENT OF THE BULLIED CHILD.))
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Roanoke Delegate William Fralin wants to make reports of school violence consistent across the Commonwealth. His bill would require principals to report crimes using the same language as law enforcement- making it easier to assess problems statewide.
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((DEL. WILLIAM FRALIN/(R) ROANOKE: I REALLY BELIEVE THAT IF WE DON'T GET A HANDLE ON SCHOOL SAFETY AND IF OUR PARENTS AND TEACHERS DON'T HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THEIR SAFETY AT SCHOOL WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THE STRIDES THAT WE BELIEVE ARE NECESSARY IN EDUCATON.))
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When expelled students seek re-admission, Delegate Tom Rust wants to give school boards the authority to assign the case to themselves, an appointed committee or the superintendent. All three bills are now being considered on the House floor.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we will hear from a Roanoke doctor who is helping the rebuilding efforts in his native Sri Lanka.
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Earlier this month, Sam and Kathy Samarasinghe (SAM-uh-ruh-SING-eh) left Roanoke to join the tsunami relief effort in Sri Lanka. Two weeks into their trip, they say contributions from western Virginia have been put to good use in an area of overwhelming need. Joe Dashiell spoke with them by phone.
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((Sam and Kathy Samarasinghe left Roanoke in mid- January armed with medical supplies and the support of many in western Virginia. Since then they have travelled to the coastal regions of Sri Lanka, where Dr. Samarasinghe grew up and where the tsunami caused widespread damage and tremendous loss of life.
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((IT'S BEEN INCREDIBLE. YOU JUST CAN'T EXPLAIN THE DEVASTATION. IT'S NOTHING LIKE ANYTHING I'VE EVER SEEN OR HOPE TO SEE IN THE FUTURE EITHER. IT'S LIKE A NUCLEAR BLAST HIT THE LAND FROM THE BEACH SPREADING ACROSS TWO OR THREE KILOMOTERS.))
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[OUT Q=spreading across two of three kilometers.]

The Samarasinghes shared their photographs with News 7... large fishing boats tossed onto the shore... the site of a train crash where 1600 people died... the mass graves nearby and the personal effects that still litter the area. They have delivered medical supplies to overcrowded refugee camps, purchased equipment to help feed tsunami survivors, and say they are grateful for the Roanoke Valley's support.
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((I WANT TO LET THEM KNOW THAT ALL THEY HAVE DONE IS REALLY PUT TO GOOD USE IT WAS NOT WASTED. AND I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR THEIR GENEROSITY.))
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[OUT Q=thank them for their generosity.]

The Samarasinghes will return home in early February, but say the recovery effort in Sri Lanka has barely begun. Joe Dashiell News 7))

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In Health news, a new technique is being heralded as a sure for potentially fatal blood clots in the legs.
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The procedure is called the *power pulse technique*. It uses a catheter to burrow through the clot--injecting drugs to dissolve it along the way. After about 20 minutes--a vacuum--called an angiojet--is turned on to remove the clot as it disintegrates. One endovascular surgeon says there's no doubt the procedure saved the life of at least one of his patients.
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((DR. WILLIAM JULIEN/ENDOVASCULAR SURGEON: I THINK THERE WAS A FAIRLY SIGNIFICANT CHANCE THAT IF MORE CLOTS WOULD HAVE BROKEN OFF, SHE WOULD HAVE HAD A FATAL PULMONARY EMBOLISM.))
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[OUT Q=fatal pulmonary embolism.]
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Clots in the legs are common. Medications can get rid of them, but the process can take weeks or months.
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The move to bring healthier alternatives to the world of fast food restaurants is gaining steam.
Wendy's is adding a fruit cup and a fruit bowl entree.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details
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Shannon, the new fruit menu came out last week in Wendy's location in our area including Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Bedford.
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Wendy's officials say the change was in response to consumer requests and the government's new dietary guidelines.
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Fast-food no longer has to mean burgers and fries at Wendys.
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((WENDY'S BEGAN OFFERING ENTREE SALADS AND REALLY SINCE THEN ALL OF OUR COMPETITORS HAVE FOLLOWED SUIT BUT WE'VE ALSO FOUND THAT FRESH FRUIT IS APPEALING TO CONSUMERS. AGAIN , FROM THE HEALTH CONCEPT AS WELL AS THE CONVENIENCE OF THE FRESH CUT FRUIT)) [RUNS15]
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The fruit bowl comes with cantalope, honeydew melon, pineapple chunks, red seedless grapes, and a side of low fat yogurt.
Wendy's says it's enough fruit meet the entire daily fruit recommendations based on a 2-thousand calorie diet.
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((I THINK IT'S ABOUT TIME.... IN TERMS OF CONTRIBUTING TO HEART DISEASE)) [RUNS19]
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Redick says fruit is the ideal fast food because it can be eaten on the go --and it's power packed with nutrients.
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((FRUIT IS VERY IMPORTANT....CLEANSING RENOURISHING FOOD)) [RUNS16]
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Will this be a trend in the fast-food industry? Redick thinks we'll see more moves toward health alternatives.
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Shannon, The cost for the fruit-bowl entree --will around 4 dollars --or two dollars for a side order.

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Coming up next, Robin has our detailed forecast.
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[VO] Then a little later, we'll see what actress Sharon Stone has to do to raise a million dollars in just five minutes.
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Coming up next, the Hokies celebrate last night's big win over the 'Hoos.
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Plus we'll see what the Hendrick's racing team has planned for the new NASCAR season.
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Good afternoon everybody. The very real threat of weather that Robin talked about for tomorrow night has forced the folks at the Big Orange wrestling tournament at William Byrd to go into the pro-active mode.
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The tournament opened this afternoon and it usually runs through Saturday night. But tournament officials have now bumped the semi-finals up to begin tomorrow morning at 9, and that means the championship round will get started at 1pm tomorrow instead of six. The hope is that this will allow the tournament to wrapup by 3, and get all of the wrestlers and fans home before the precipitation starts.
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Those of you who just can't get enough of Virginia Tech and Virginia playing each other - will get another taste of the rivalry tonight as the UVa women host the Tech women in basketball. The tip-off at University Hall is set for 7 o'clock tonight. We will have plenty of highlights for you at 11.
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Virginia saw its ACC record fall to a miserable 1-and-6 last night, and the bad new for the Cavs and their fans is that tomorrow night at Noon they have to regroup and play the third ranked North Carolina Tarheels.
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Now the Tech men return to action on Sunday night as they take on the Duke Blue Devils in Durham. It's the first time the two schools have played since the 1977-78 season.

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The Nascar Media Tour has come to a close, but not before making a stop at the Hendrick Motorsports Complex. Travis Wells checks in now from Concord with more.
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Despite a double digit drop today, the major stock markets finally posted weekly gains for the first time this year.

Ed Crane has our Market Update.
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If actress Sharon Stone ever gives up making money, she may want to consider becoming a fundraiser.
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Stone was at a debate about African poverty being held in Switzerland when she decided to help raise some money for mosquito nets.
She told the president of Tanzania she'd donate ten thousand dollars for the bed nets and she asked the executives and political leaders in the room to chip in to.
With five minutes some 30 people had promised to donate one million dollars.
The nets are used to help stop the spread of malaria.
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