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Today on News 7 at 5, in a case that could influence election year politics, a death row inmate in Texas learns his fate.
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also it's more than a year away, but Governor's race already has its first candidate.
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The airmass qualities are changing over the region to one with less humidity. A nice looking forecast coming up.

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On Health Check, a unique sporting event is allowing transplants recipients to offer hope,
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also we'll see a something that would make a nice gift...a million dollar piece of jewelry.
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((HE'S INNOCENT. I THINK A VICTIM OF THE SYSTEM GONE WRONG.))
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Protestors speak out- after the Texas parole decides NOT to spare Gary Grahams life.
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Convicted murdered Gary Graham hoped that the Parole Board would intervene.
His supporters include Jesse JAckson and actor Danny Glover.
They brought his case to the national spotlight saying Graham's trial was not fair- and therefore he should not die.
Teresa Estacio is at Huntsville Texas maximum security prison where Graham is being held.
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((THE DECISION BY THE TEXAS BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES WAS NOT THE ONE CONVICTED MURDER GARY GRAHAM AND HIS SUPPORTERS WANTED TO HEAR.

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"FOLLOWING A FULL AND CAREFUL REVIEW OF THE PETITION, THE MAJORITY OF THE BOARD HAS DECIDED NOT TO RECOMMEND A 120 DAY REPRIEVE, A COMMUTATION OF THE SENTENCE OR A PARDON."
GRAHAM'S ATTORNEYS HAVE NOW TURNED TO THE U-S SUPREME COURT...ASKING THIS NATION'S HIGHEST COURT TO POSTPONE TONIGHT'S EXECUTION IN ORDER TO REVIEW GRAHAM'S CONTROVERSIAL CASE.

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GRAHAM'S SUPPORTERS HAVE BEEN OUTSIDE THE HUNTSVILLE PRISON ALL DAY. SUPPORTERS WHO MAINTAIN THAT THE CONVICTED MURDERER SHOULD NOT BE SENT TO THE DEATH CHAMBER SOLELY ON THE TESTIMONY OF ONE EYEWITNESS.

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"RIGHT NOW MR. GRAHAM IS GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT, AS OPPOSED TO INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY AND THAT'S NOT THE AMERICAN WAY."
FOR HIS PART, GRAHAM HAS LIVED UP TO HIS PROMISE TO FIGHT HIS EXECUTION TO THE END.

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"HE DID RESIST THE EFFORTS TO BE MOVED AND THE CELL EXTRACTION DID THEIR ROUTINE USE OF FORCE."
NARR; GOVERNOR BUSH HAS REMAINED SILENT ON THIS DECISION...AWAITING NEWS FROM THE NATIONS TOP COURT.))

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Three Food Inspectors just doing their job- were fatally shot in California.
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The three were inspecting a sausage factory in San (Lee-ann-dro) which had been closed for health violations.
A fourth inspector narrowly escaped- fleeing down the street as the factory owner ran after her- firing in her direction.
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((ONE OF THE INSPECTORS FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WHO FLAGGED DOWN AN OFFICER UP THORNTON AVENUE.))
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The factory owner Stuart Alexander- is in custody charged in the deaths. He had protested government inspections and complained of harrassment by inspectors.
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Forest officials say last weekend's fatal accident at a popular Nelson County tourist spot highlights the need for hikers to play by the rules.
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A 40- year old Lynchburg man died Saturday when he fell two hundred feet down Crabtree Falls near the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Authorities say the man ignored signs- warning visitors not to venture beyond the marked trail. He apparently slipped on the rocks.
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23- people have died at Crabtree Falls over the years.
Officials also urge visitors to keep pets on a leash.. one dog was killed, another injured when they fell down the waterfall on Sunday.
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The last guy to preside over Virginia's Senate for four years never got the top job.
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But tonight, Lieutenant Governor John Hager tries to parlay his presidency of the Senate, his experience as a former tobacco executive, and his civic volunteerism into a run for governor.
Tonight's kickoff will make it the longest official campaign for governor in state history -- which is an issue Hager must handle carefully.
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Within his own, Hager will face off against Attorney General Mark Earley in a Republican convention next spring.
He says he wants it to be the largest convention ever -- even bigger than the 14-thousand delegate convention that nominated Oliver North for the Senate in 1994.
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A local basketball team is heading to Memphis in search of Gold. We'll have the details a little later.
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But first we'll tell you about two men who found a day just hanging around the job could become life threatening fast.


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Talk about a tough day at work.
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Two window washers were left hanging today after the scaffolding they were standing on- gave way.
The men dangled from their safety harnesses- eleven floors up for two hours- while firefighters scrambled to reach them.
Firefighters rescued the men by rappelling themselves down the 12-story building.
NO one was hurt.
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The largest modular builder in America is making itself at home in our back yard. Mod-U-Kraf Homes of Rocky Mount has merged with Coachmen Industries.
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It's parent company, All American Homes, produces 3,000 homes across the country each year.
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((OUR SALES LAST YEAR WITH AMERICAN HOMES WERE ABOUT $155 MILLION; MODULAR WERE AROUND 22 MILLION. WE'RE LOOKING AT HAVING BOTH OF THESE ENTITIES CONTINUE TO GROW, WE THINK THERE'S A GREAT FUTURE FOR MODULAR HOMES IN THIS COUNTRY.))
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The expansion earned Mod-U-Kraf stockholders five dollars per share, nearly doubling the stock's original value. The new company will be traded on the New York Stock Exchange as Coachmen Industries Incorporated.
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A group of Roanoke students are releasing their own C-D tonight. It's music they recorded at a non-profit studio just for teenagers.
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Tina Tenret is at the downtown music lab.
Tina, what's going on down there now?
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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans will join us with this week's edition of Growin' It.
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Daylilies have been the focus of Growin' It recently, and this week we found another great location to examine literally thousands of the flowers, in all different varieties.
Here's Patrick Evans with this week's installment of Growin' It.
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Today in Sports, Mike Stevens will have the highlights from this afternoon's Cubs-Braves game,
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[VO] and then on Health Check, scientists want to use genetically engineered mosquitoes to beat malaria.
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Biotechnology research isn't just for scientists anymore.
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That's what more than 130 science teachers and college professors from around the country were learning at Virginia Tech today.
The teachers are getting hands-on experience in D-N-A analysis at Tech's Fralin Biotechnology Center.
It's all part of workshop to help them take the latest genetic research techniques into their classrooms.
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This is Virginia Tech's fifth year hosting the biotechnology conference.
It runs through Saturday.
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British scientists are trying an uncoventional approach to stem the spread of malaria in the developing world.
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Scientists at London's Imperial College have developed the first gentically engineered malaria carrying mosquito.
One day these mosquitoes could be release to help prevent diseases rather than spreading them
Soon they'll be adding genes to keep mosquitoes from breeding, biting or passing on the malaria parasite.
Still some people are concerned about releasing the genetically engineered insects.
They want to make sure the risks involved will be outweighed by the number of human lives saved.
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Hundreds of people from across America have gathered for a unique sports exposition in Florida. As Jennifer Jones tells us, all these participants have one thing in common, they've all had organ transplants.
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in: You're guilty, you're waiting for someone else to die for your child to live, but what you learn is that they're separate incidents. out: -- her son has been living with someone else's liver since he was 10-months old...Sunday, Jonathan turned 14...today he's gearing up for a 50-meter competition with the help of track and field great Carl Lewis. (:12) -- in: (10:54:16 -:19) Good Job!, Thank you. -- Jonathan's life has been as normal as the other 2000 organ transplant recipients here. People of all ages, nationwide are in Orlando, competing in the US Transplant Games. Among this crowd, Sean Elliott of the San Antonio Spurs...who last August received his brother's kidney.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to your Thursday afternoon.
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The Braves and Cubs hooked up today at Turner Field as they closed out a three game series on Atlanta.
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This one was all about good defense in the first three innings. Shortstop Walt Weiss makes the unbelievable stop and throw to first for the putout in the top of the first inning for the Braves. Then the golden one - Andruw Jones would make two super catches to save extra base hits. First the dive that robs Mark Grace, and then the running one hander that save another run. The Braves would get an offensive boost from Reggie Sanders, who gets this two out single up the middle to drive in two runs.
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The Braves beat the Cubs 6-to-4 and welcome Milwaukee to town tomorrow.
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The Roanoke Hawks are preparing for the A-A-U nationals later this month in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Joe Gaither has been the A-A-U guru in the valley for the past 22 years. But this year's 13 and under team has been most impressive.
And Gaither says for many reasons its a very special team.
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The Hawks leave this Saturday night for the Nationals in Memphis, Tennessee.


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A couple of moves involving coaches are also making news this afternoon on the national level.
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Larry Bird announced today that he will not return to the Indiana Pacers organization next season under any circumstances. He says he plans to take a year off and spend some time with his family in Florida.
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The Edmonton Oilers did get themselves a new head coach today. Craig McTavish. who was the Oilers' team captain as a player in the 80's gets the job.
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The Salem Avalanche returns to action tonight at Salem Memorial as the team opens the second half of the season against Frederick. Plus, the horse show rolls on next door. Horse show notes and a profile of a tennis player on a mission tonight on News 7 at Six. Take Care everybody.

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Fans of television history will want to check out our website of the day. It is the Musuem of Television and Radio's look at some pioneers of the industry.
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(( If you love television and would like to learn more about some of its legendary people, head to our website of the day.
The homepage for the Museum of Television and Radio is featuring interviews with some of the medium's most famous performers.
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In addition to Steve Allen you can her from such notables as Mike Wallace, Walter Cronkite and Julia Child.
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The online exhibit is the start of a series that is meant to showcase the internet as a new medium.
You can find the Museum of Television and Radio through a link to our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
I'm Patrick Evans.))


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Finally today we have a look at a perfectly matched string of pearls.
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Spectators in Philadelphia are getting the first look at this string of 29 identical sixteen and a half millimeter, completely smooth South Sea Pearls.
It took ten years to sift through the 50 thousand pieces to string this single strand.
Of course perfection comes at a price.
This necklace would set you back more than a million dollars.
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