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Today on News 7 at 5, two people are injured in a gas explosion in Danville,
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and from Pulaski, the opening arguments begin in the trial of accused murderer Jeff Thomas.
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A cold front tonight will bring some light rain but not much more. A cooler Wednesday ahead. Details coming up.

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In other news, the economy could be showing some signs of a slowdown, we'll have the details.
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And in medical news, a new study says something you should take to heart...fish is good for your health.
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The registers may not be ringing as much- several economic reports out today point to a slowing economy-

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One report finds consumer confidence at its lowest level in more than four years- Two other reports show drops in new home sales and orders for big ticket items also down.
Tonight President Bush will try to sell America on his plan that he says will not only give Americans more money but also help spur the economy.
Gretchen Carlson has more.
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((President Bush was with Colombias President today to address international concerns; but tonight hell focus on domestic issues when he takes his case to the American public. Mr. President Im giving a speech tonight on the budget. The speech will be Mr. Bushs most important message since taking office - the biggest sell of his life. President Bush: I want .... to make sure we take care of priorities.
Highlights of the budget plan include: 4-point-6 billion dollars for education. Another 2 trillion dollars over 10 years will go to reduce the national debt. And with a 5-point-6 trillion dollar projected surplus - Mr. Bush will officially announce his controversial tax cut plan; 1-point-6 trillion dollars over a decade. Allan Lichtman - Presidential Expert He is absolutely going to have to sell his tax plan. He needs Democratic support in both Houses of Congress. Hes even got some shaky moderate Republicans. So far, Democrats arent doing anything to help the President's plan gain more support.
Senator Joe Lieberman - D Connecticut The American economy seems to have a slight head cold right now; if we take the medicine President Bush is offering, Im afraid we are going to have a bad case of pneumonia. Gretchen Carlson/Reporting: Bush also plans to fulfill another campaign promise tonight; making Social Security a priority. Hell set up a commission to reform the system - another way he claims hell get the country on his side. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, Washington.))




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The son of a Hollywood Director is accused of murdering four people- when he allegedly rammed into a crowd with his car Friday night.
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18-year old David (Ad-ee-us) is a college freshmen.. now facing murder and drunken driving charges.
Police say he ran down and killed four students on a busy street near U-C, Santa Barbara.
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((DANIEL ATTIUS/DAVID'S FATHER; ON BEHALF OF MY WIFE AND I JUST WANT TO SAY HO DEVASTED AND HEARTBROKEN WE ARE FOR EVERYONE WHO'S BEEN AFFECTED BY THIS VERY HORRIBLE TRAGEDY.))
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Daniel Attius is known for his directing on such shows as Alley McBeal.
His son's arraignment was delayed until next week- at the request of his attorney.
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Testimony is underway in the capital murder trial of Jeffrey Allen Thomas. Thomas is accused of killing Radford teenager Tara Rose Musney last year.
Today prosecutors and defense attorneys outlined their cases before jurors.
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Marya Jones has been in the courtroom all day. Marya, what did we learn today?
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A small gas main explosion in Danville sent two people to the hosptial- and kept rescue crews busy.
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The accident happened just before three this afternoon- on Industrial Avenue at Pearl Street.
A private contractor was working on a gas main when it exploded- trapping one man underneath some dirt.
That man and one other person were taken to the hospital.
Neither had life threatening injuries.
No word on what caused the explosion.
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Lynchburg's police chief comes to the defense of his canine cops. We'll have that story after this break,
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[VO] and Joy Sutton will tell us why there is something fishy about a new study on heart disease.
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Lynchburg's police chief is defending the department's K-9 unit- after another dog attack on a police officer.
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Officer Rick Ruggieri (roo-JER-ee) was injured two weeks ago when a dog he was transporting bit him on the face and hands.
Now a former police officer claims another, less-experienced handler was involved in the incident and the department covered it up.
It's a charge Police Chief Charles Bennett denies.
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((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: MR. PHELPS HAS NO FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE OF ANYTHING HE WROTE ABOUT. HE WASN'T THERE AND HE HAS NO FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THAT AND THAT'S UNFORTUNATE TO REPORT RUMOR AND IT'S EVEN MORE UNFORTUNATE WHEN SOME PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA SAY 'WELL, THAT'S THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH' WHEN THAT'S NOT THE CASE.))
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Bennett says his department is almost finished with it's investigation and should forward its findings to the city manager within a week.
City council will then get the information and decide whether an outside investigation is necessary.
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We often have to tell you about a case where someone is sentenced to "life in prison." We rarely find out what becomes of those convicts decades later. [2-shot]
Keith Humphry recently got a chance to visit a woman serving a life sentence.
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Even though it's been almost 20 years, Jean, this is one people may remember.
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It involves woman against woman, a sensational case, in the way it was reported at the time.
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Sharon Burnette was convicted in the robbery and murder of a Roanoke gas station attendant in 1981.
The prosecutor sought the death penalty, so he summoned a former cell mate to testify against Burnette.
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((VIRGINIA KILLMAN. VIRGINIA KILLMAN SAID YOU SAID YOU SHOT THIS WOMAN TO "SEE THE FEAR IN HER EYES." THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID, ALSO SAID SHE WAS AT A CONVENIENCE STORE, TIED UP, AND NONE OF THAT HAPPENED. ))
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In fact Burnette has always said her co-defendant pulled the trigger.
A police detective eventually came forward and discredited Killman, said she was the "biggest liar" he'd met in his entire career.
Though the victim's mother has forgiven those responsible for Robin's death, she's quick to recite the Killman's account of the killing.
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((AND SHE TOLD US, "SHE SHOT THAT WHITEY TO SEE THE FEAR IN HER EYES." AND I SAID, A SHAME. ROBIN NEVER FEARED NOBODY.
ROBIN LOVED EVERYBODY. SO SHE WASTED HER BULLETS. ))
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Judging from just that comment, you might think Mrs. Creasy is bitter. [2-SHOT]
But Jean you'll be surprised at her attitude. The first part of our 2- part story begins tonight on NEWS 7 at Six.



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In tonight's health check-
The American Heart Association says eating fatty fish --like salmon can significantly reduce the chances of dying of a heart attack --especially for older people.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us why.
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In a recent study --researchers found that eating fish that's higher in fat at least once per week was associated with a 44 percent lower risk of dying from a heart attack in a group of older adults.
The reason: these fish contain Omega-3 fatty acids --which help reduce the triglyceride level in the body.
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((DONNA PROCTOR/EXTENSION AGENT: IT ALSO CUTS BACK ON THE AMOUNT OF VERY LOW DENSITY FAT THAT THE BODY MAKES AND THESE ARE VERY BAD FATS THAT TEND TO DEPOSIT ON THE ARTERY WALLS. SO WHEN YOU TAKE IN THE OMEGA-3 FATTY ACID THROUGH FATTY FISH THEN YOUR BODY MAKES LESS OF THE BAD FAT)) [RUNS17]
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The amount of Omega-3 fatty acid differs from fish to fish --Sardines are among the highest source while tuna would be towards the lower end. And ocean varieties have a higher source than fresh water fish.
The amount you eat can also make a difference.
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((DONNA PROCTOR/EXTENSION AGENT: IT WHAT'S CALLED DOSE RESPONSIVE, WHICH MEAN THE MORE YOU EAT THE MORE THE EFFECT. THAT'S WHY IN THIS PARTICULAR REPORT THEY ENCOURAGE YOU TO EAT ONE TO TWO MEALS PER WEEK)) [RUNS09]
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While the study was done on an older group of adults, researchers say modest consumption of fatty fish at any age may be beneficial.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke. ))

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The judge who ordered Microsoft split into two- is now under fire.
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District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson apparently made private comments to reporters- criticizing Microsoft... that while the anti trust case was still being heard.
The appeals court judges today said the judicial system would be a sham if judges felt free to publically denounce the parties involed.
Another appeals court judge referred to the judge's comments as absolutely improper.
Microsoft's attorney argues the judge should be disqualified and his ruling thrown out.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Jacey Birch will show us an after school program that's helping students get their kicks...
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7-hundred children from 17-elementary schools are involved in after school care in our community.
The Y-M-C-A of the Roanoke Valley hosts the Magic Place program at Hurt Park where children are tutored and taught all sorts of sports and activities.
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Jacey Birch is at Hurt Park Elementary where as you'll see... the kids are doing much more than just homework.
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There's still more News 7 to come.
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Today following sports, we'll see some young people who are jumping to help others get healthy.
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Today's bad news on consumer confidence has pushed stock prices lower.
Alexis Christoforous has more on today's Marketwatch.
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African-Americans who want to trace their family histories have a new tool to help.
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The Mormon Church has compiled hundreds of thousands of genealogical records from the post Civil War Freedman's Bank onto a C-D.
Church leaders say it enables millions of blacks to trace their ancestory in a matter of seconds.
The C-D is six dollars and 50 cents and you can find ordering information through their family search website.
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Welcome folks to the Tuesday ticker that begins tonight with a programming note.
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This week's TV Guide listings for tonight indicate that WDBJ-7 will be showing the Duke-Maryland game tonight at 8 o'clock - but that is INCORRECT. Tonight - Your Hometown Station will have JAG at eight followed by President Bush's address to the nation at nine.

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While high school district tournament champions have been crowned and college ODAC post season trophies have been handed out, the post tournament MVP's at the Salem Civic Center over the last two weeks are those who made the games possible. Intern reporter Kara Rucker tells us why.
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((Basketball isn't the only activity that has been going on at the Salem Civic Center. There is big business taking place as well. Thousands of basketball fans have dipped into their wallets and purchased tickets to watch 92 quarters of hoops. ((John Saunders))
Basketball runs smoothly because of the Salem Rotary Club, men and women who volunteer countless hours to make sure the word upset applies only to action on the floor. ((Chuck Beasley))
The fans aren't the only ones who benefit from the Rotary Club and the Salem Civic Center's hard work. The coaches can focus on X's and O's thanks to perhaps the best team work of all.))

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The women's ACC tournament opens later this week in Greensboro.
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The Virginia women play their opening game Saturday at two o'clock against the Fl`orida State. This afternoon UVa's Schuye (Sky) LaRue was named a first team all conference selection by the ACC sportswriters association.
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Spring is in the air and so is lacrosse. That story and more tonight on News 7 at Six. [GO TO BREAK]

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They put their heart into it and that persistence paid off.
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Students at Stoney Mill Elementary School in Pittsylvania County spent two hours today and yesterday jumping rope.
It was all to raise money for the American Heart Association.
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((TABITHA VAUGHN/STUDENT: IT JUST MAKES YOU FEEL PROUD THAT YOU ARE JUMPING FOR SOMEBODY THAT HAS HEART DISEASE.)) ((KATHERINE BLAIR/ORGANIZER: IN THE PAST WE'VE DONE NINE, TEN, UP TO ELEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. THIS YEAR ITS 13,500, THE MOST EVER FOR OUR SCHOOL.))
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This is the twelfth year Stony Mill students have been a part of this fundraiser for the American Heart Association.


Students practiced for several weeks in their gym classes to get ready for this week's jumpathon.
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