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Today on News 7 at 5, authorities in Lynchburg have a suspect in custody following the city's first murder of the year,
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and the verdicts are in as jurors decide if two men are guilty of killing more than 200 people in the bombing of a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie Scotland.
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Looking for the winds to settle down this evening with a rather pleasant forecast ahead. More on that in a few minutes.

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In other news, the Reverend Jerry Falwell says the F-B-I may be with holding some information it gathered about abortion opponents,
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And in medical news, the federal government may pull some candles off the market after it concludes they can be hazardous to your health.
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((YOU CAN NEVER BRING YOUR KID BACK AND HOPEFULLY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TAKES SOME ACTION AGAINST LIBYA.))
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A father reacts after hearing the verdicts in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

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The verdict came today- a court in the Netherlands finds one Libyan guilty in the bombing.
The other- is found innocent and walks free.
It's been an emotional time for the families of the 270 victims- Stephen Clark has reaction.
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((TWELVE YEARS AFTER A TERRORIST'S BOMB RIPPED THROUGH PAN AM FLIGHT 103, THE VICTIM'S FAMILY'S FINALLY GET A MEASURE OF JUSTICE. Carole Johnson/victim's mother megrahi guilty, fimah not guilty. ok we got one. :06
Lamen Khalifa Fhimah WAS ACQUITTED...BUT LIBYAN INTELLIGENCE OFFICER ABDEL BASSET ALI al-MEGRAHI WAS FOUND GUILTY OF PLANTING THE BOMB ABOARD THE JETLINER. ALL 259 PEOPLE ABOARD AND 11 PEOPLE ON THE GROUND DIED WHEN IT BLEW UP OVER SCOTLAND.
JEANNINE BOULANGER/MOTHER OF VICTIM: It doesn't change anything, our loved ones are not going to come home to us, but it makes it a little more bearable :08 to know that someone is going to be held responsible for this horrendous act. IN NEW YORK, MANY OF THE VICTIMS' FAMILIES GATHERED EARLY THIS MORNING TO WATCH THE VERDICT BY SATELLITE. WHILE HAPPY THAT al-MAGRAHI WAS FOUND GUILTY, MANY WERE ANGRY THAT THE JUDGES RECOMMENDED HE BE ELIGABLE FOR PAROLE IN JUST 20 YEARS: Brian Flynn, Brother of Victim "270 people were murdered and he could be out in twenty years at the age of 69, so we are a bit disappointed in that. THE FAMILIES SAY THE GUILTY VERDICT OF A LIBYAN AGENT PUTS THE BLAME SQUARELY AT LIBYAN LEADER MOHAMAR GHADAFFI'S FEET. PRESIDENT BUSH, I want to assure the families and victims that the U-S government will continue to pressure libya to accept responsibility for this act and to compensate families. THOSE FAMILIES THOUGH, DON'T HAVE HIGH HOPES THAT GHADAFFI WILL EVER ANSWER TO THE CRIME: I am an american mother with a broken heart--he is a monster with oil.))





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A suspect is in custody after a murder in Lynchburg- the first there this year.
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The victim, 51-year old Jessie Lee Gray was stabbed during an argument in this apartment building on Rivermont Avenue last night.
He died later at Lynchburg General Hospital.
This morning, 40-year old James Andrew Burley turned himself in on an unrelated charge of forging a public document.
Authorities plan to indict Burley on the murder charge next week.
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Police are looking for suspects in a shooting outside Lucy Addison Middle School last night.
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The fight happened after a Parks and Recreation league basketball game- and erupted into gunfire in the parking lot.
It happened just after 10.
The victim is a 22-year-old Roanoke man- he was struck in the hand.
Nathaniel Martin says he doesn't know who shot him.
Police say no Addison Middle students were involved... it was mostly high school students or adults.
They've questioned two teenage boys, but no one's been charged.
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A federal judge is still deciding whether the F-B-I has turned over all the documents it may have compiled on the Reverend Jerry Falwell during the Clinton administration.
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Falwell had sued Clinton under the Privacy Act, claiming a secret F-B-I database was devised to gather negative information on anti- abortion activists like himself.
In a motions hearing today, the Justice Department said it has turned over all the relevant documents Falwell requested, and NONE of them show he was the target of any investigation.
Falwell's lawyer says the government is still holding some things back.. but he hopes the new Republican administration will be more forthcoming.
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((LARRY KLAYMAN/JUDICIAL WATCH: SO OBVIOUSLY WHEN YOU GET A PRO-LIFE ATTORNEY GENERAL NOW WHO'S COMING IN WHO OVERSEES NOT JUST THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE BUT THE F-B-I, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A SITUATION WHERE MAYBE WE'RE GOING TO GET SOME COOPERATION FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS INSIDIOUS SCHEME TO QUELL FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS.))
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The government is seeking to have the lawsuit dismissed.
A ruling is expected within a few days.
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Are you sick of paying high interest rates?
You'll be happy to know that interest rates are going down.
The Federal Reserve today cut short term interest rates by one half of one percent-
That means lower rates on everything from credit cards to car loans.
The Fed says an erosion of consumer confidence along with rising energy costs prompted the move.
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One of the nation's best known photographers has passed away. Coming up after this break, we'll see what the death of O. Winston Link could mean to a proposed local museum.
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[VO] Also today, it was the dawn of a new era in Georgia's history as its new flag flew today for the first time.
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It's a question that's been debated for years?
When exactly does life begin? Virginia's house of delegates got
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into that question today- debating a bill that would make it easier for women to obtain the so-called "morning after" pill.
Abortion rights advocates say it could prevent more than a million and half un-intended pregnancies and 800- thousand abortions a year.
Abortion opponents still consider the pill an abortion, since it keeps a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus.
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((DEL. DICK BLACK/R-LOUDOUN CO.: LOOK AROUND YOU. THERE'S NOT A PERSON IN HERE WHO CAME INTO THIS WORLD IF HE DIDN'T COME THROUGH A PREGNANCY. I MEAN, ISN'T THAT THE MOST ABSURD ARGUMENT ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH TO TALK ABOUT PREGNANCY-- I MEAN THAT'S LIKE SAYING BREATHING IS DANGEROUS BECAUSE YOU MIGHT CHOKE ON AN EGG WHEN YOU'RE EATING.))22
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That bill is still being debated in the House.
Meanwhile, a Senate committee has reported out another controversial bill- That bill would make women wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.
That means the bill's moving forward- In the past it's never made it past the Senate committee level- By the way- The Governor supports the bill.

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Speaking of controversy- the confederate flag- It seems to spark just that.
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Today in Georgia- a new flag went up over the State Capital- one that diminishes the size of confederate flag from the state's old flag.
The new flag features the state seal and small replicas of earlier flags-
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((I SAW OLD GLORY GO UP FIRS AND THEN I SAW OUR GEORGIA FLAG. THAT WAS A SPIRIT OF HALLELJEH, INSIDE OF MYSELF A SPIRIT OF RECONCILATION.))
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California's power problems have landed in the lap of the U-S Congress. Teri Okita reports a senate committee is looking at what the federal government should do to bail the west out of its crisis.
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TRACK: AFTER MORE THAN TWO WEEKS OF POWER ALERTS AND ROLLING BLACK-OUTS, CALIFORNIANS ARE DOING WHAT THEY DO BEST: PROTESTING MORE RATE HIKES AND FEDERAL HELP FOR BIG POWER COMPANIES.

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TRACK: A BAIL-OUT IS JUST WHAT SENATORS IN WASHINGTON ARE DEBATING. THEY WANT TO KNOW HOW CALIFORNIAS POWER PROBLEM JUMPED TO CRISIS LEVEL AND HOW TO KEEP IT FROM SUCKING UP ENERY FROM OTHER STATES.

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SOT: (10:58:35) The brown-outs of California now could well be the

brown-outs of Idaho, and Oregon, and Washington next summer. (:10)
TRACK: AND IT MAY COST THOSE TAXPAYERS MORE THAN POWER. THEY MAY BE FORCED TO FOOT THE BILL FOR AN EMERGENCY ORDER REQUIRING NEIGHBORING STATES TO SUPPLY ENERGY TO CALIFORNIAS TWO BIGGEST AND NEARLY BANKRUPT UTILITIES. THE COMPANIES ARE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DEBT AND ARE PLEADING FOR HELP FROM CAPITOL HILL.

(Super: Steve Frank/Southern California Edison)
SOT: (12:15:40) I know its tempting to say, California, you guys

screwed it up. Fix it.. I believe it can spread and requires federal action. (:11)
TRACK: SOME BLAME DEREGULATION. OTHERS QUESTION WHY NEW POWER PLANTS HAVENT BEEN BUILT IN 10-YEARS. AND THOUGH THEY CANT AGREE ON WHAT WENT WRONG, ALL SAY THAT SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE.

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STANDUP: CALIFORNIA SENATOR, DIANE FEINSTEIN, IS PUSHING A BILL THAT WOULD PUT A PRICE CAP ON ENERGY RATES ONE OF MANY SOLUTIONS NEEDED TO KEEP THE LIGHTS FROM GOING OUT IN THE STATE. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Roanokers are mourning the death of O. Winston Link, whose extraordinary nighttime photography on the Norfolk and Western Railway documented the end of the steam era .
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Link suffered a heart attack yesterday in New York. He was 86- years old.
His railroad photographs are now considered among the finest black and white images of the 20th century.
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Discussions were underway to honor his work with a museum in the former Norfolk and Western Passenger Station... and supporters say that effort will continue.
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((HE TRIED TO CAPTURE FOR AMERICA AND FOR THE WORLD THE WAY LIFE WAS IN THE '50S AND '60S, PARTICULARLY WITH THE STEAM ENGINE, SO HE HAD A GREAT DEAL OF THOUGHT FOR THE FUTURE GENERATIONS IN CAPTURING THE PAST.))
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Arrangements haven't been completed, but a funeral service is now scheduled for Saturday morning in Westchester County, New York.
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Link will be buried next to his parents in Shepherdstown, West Virginia early next week.

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There is a wealth of railroad history all over the state... and especially in the Roanoke-Salem area.
So much so, that one local man has spent almost a decade researching the subject and putting an entire book together.
Jacey Birch joins us with John Hildebrand... author of 'Iron Horses in the Valley.'
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[VO] Then following sports, we'll tell why some teachers at a local school are seeing double a lot this year.
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Today in Sports, Steve Mason will have this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly,
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But first on health check, we will see the importance of detecting hearing loss in newborn children.
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In Health Check, Virginia hospitals are now required by law to test the hearing of all newborns.
And the testing must be done before the baby can leave the hospital.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton is here with more details. Joy why did lawmakers feel the law was necessary.
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Jean,
Every year in Virginia as many as 500 babies are born with hearing loss.
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And if the condition goes undetected it can affect a child's ability to learn.
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(( She's less than a week old -- but the hearing test this infant is getting today --could make a big difference in her future.
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((STACI CRAFT/LEWIS GALE MEDICAL CTR:MOST HEARING LOSS WASN'T DETECTED BEFORE THE BABY WAS TWO YEARS OLD BEFORE. THAT REALLY IMPACTS THE LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, YOU KNOW YOUR CHILD WOULDN'T BE TALKING BY THE AGE OF TWO AND THEN YOU'D DISCOVER A HEARING LOSS. AND THAT REALLY PUTS A DELAY IN SPEECH DEVELOPMENT. NOW WITH THE NEW HEARING SCREENING AN INFANT CAN WEAR A HEARING AID AT THE AGE OF THREE MONTHS)) [RUNS17]
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Lewis Gale Medical Center uses an automated auditory brain response system to test the infants.
It's painless and only takes about 15 minutes to test both ears.
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((THERE ARE TWO DISPOSABLE EARPHONES THAT GO ON THE BABY'S EARS THAT PUT OUT A REAL SOFT CLICKING NOISE AND WHILE THE BABY IS ASLEEP THE MACHINE WILL REGISTER THE BRAIN STEM RESPONSE TO THE NOISE AND TELL US WHETHER THEY BABY CAN HEAR OR NOT)) [RUNS12]
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For parents there are also guidelines they can follow at home to determine if a child has normal hearing.
At zero to three months the infant should jump at sudden load noises and should calm down when you begin to speak.
Between the ages of three to six months -- the child should turn its head or moves its eyes to find your voice.
And the child should play at making noises and sounds.
By the time the child is six to ten months she should react to her name and understand easy words.
If a hearing loss is detected it's best to get with an audiologist right away.
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((THE AUDIOLOGIST WILL DO MORE EXTENSIVE TESTS TO DETERMINE EXACTLY WHAT THE HEARING LOSS IS AND THEY'LL TAKE CARE OF THE HEARING AID AND GETTING THE FAMILY SET UP WITH A SPEECH PATHOLOGIST AND OTHER PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP ALONG THE WAY)) [RUNS12]
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Parents do have the right to refuse the hearing screening if their religion does not allow it.

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The federal government is considering banning candles with lead wire in the wicks.
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The candles could produce toxic smoke that could expose children.
Only a small percentage of candles sold in the U-S contain lead, but they are hard to identify. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says parents should avoid burning any candles with metal wicks near young children.
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Some foreign-made candles have lead wicks and can release five times the amount of lead considered hazardous for children younger than six.


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Actors in a local play about cancer are learning about the real thing.
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The cast of the Pulitzer Prize winning play "Wit" toured the cancer center at Roanoke Memorial Hospital this morning.

The visit served as a kind of research to help the actors accurately portray the world of a cancer patient.
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((JERE HODGIN/DIRECTOR, "WIT" THERE'S A LOT OF MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY, A GREAT DEAL ABOUT TREATMENT MODALITIES, TREATMENT PROCESSES, AND WHAT WE WANNA DO IS MAKE SURE WE'RE GETTING AS CLOSE TO GETTING THAT CORRECT AS WE CAN WITHIN THE GIVEN CONFINES OF THE PLAY.))
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Karen Gibson holds the lead role. She says he goal is to tech the audience a lesson.
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((To live your life. To be connected. To know what it's all about.))
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"Wit" opens on the Waldron Stage February 15th and runs through March 5th.


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It's now time for our two minute ticker.
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Hometown Hoops Weekly is back in action today after an extend holiday break. Steve Mason checks in on the impact the VHSL's realignment of high school hoops will have on the parties involved.
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((Steve Fleshman is the commissioner of officials in western Virginia. He's also an accountant. ((:)) According to his calculations, when rea-lignment kicks in, his refs will go from covering 700 games a season to 1800. He will need 60 to 70 more referees. ((:))
This CPA might be in the middle of tax season, but he's also busy formulating a plan for 2003. ((:)) In two years refs might have to do multiple games in one night, and that affects coaches who know every call counts. ((BILLY POPE/NORTHSIDE HEAD COACH:)) William Byrd athletic director Jane Layman is opposed to realignment because she feels girls double A basketball will lose media coverage competing for the spotlight with the five other girls and boys divisions. Patrick Henry athletic director Woody Deans looks forward basketball alignment. ((:))
Fleshman's commissioners contract up in two years, but he says he hopes to be back in office when realignment begins. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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Its hard for some teachers to remember all the names of their students.
So imagine how tough it would be if some of the kids looked similar or the same.
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Thats exactly the case at Campbell Court Elementary School in Henry County.
There are three sets of twins in the kindergarten class.
One of the sets is identical, the other two are fraternal twins.
This unusual situation sometimes leads to confusion but more often makes for a good class discussion.
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((ELLEN RANDALL/TEACHER: WE TALKED ABOUT THEM HAVING THE SAME BIRTHDATES. WE ALSO READ A BOOK CALLED ENTITLED DOUBLE TROUBLE. THAT WAS KINDA OF FUN. WE'VE TALKED ABOUT LIKENESS AND DIFFERENCES.))
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The teacher can tell the identical twins apart.
That's because one is taller than the other.
And although the three sets of twins have similarities, the teacher tries to emphasize to the class their differences and how they are all their own individuals.
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