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Today on News 7, jurors find Jeffrey Thomas guilty of capital murder in the death of Radford teenager Tara Munsey. We'll have the latest in a live report.
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Also another local company blames the slow economy for a number of layoffs.[Weather-Head]
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A cold front is slipping through the region this evening but it's having little effect on the weather. Details ahead.

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In medical news, a study says mammograms are still the best way to detect breast cancer,
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and in sports, there's big news for local hockey fans concerning the future of the Roanoke Express.
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A jury finds Jeffrey Alan Thomas guilty of Capital Murder in the death of Radford Teenager Tara Munsey.

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It was a crime that grabbed the attention of the region- A teenager missing from the Taco Bell parking lot- later found dead in the woods.
Just moments ago a jury reached a verdict in the case against Jeff Thomas.
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Marya Jones has been following this case from the beginning- Marya what did the jury decide.
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A 13-year old Botetourt County student has been charged with making threats at Read Mountain Middle School.
The sheriff says the boy talked about taking a gun to school in a gym bag, loading it in the bathroom, and then shooting people.
The boy allegedly discussed his plans with a 14-year-old friend, who offered to bring a gun to school for him.
A school resource officer found out- and talked to both boys and their parents.
No guns were found and no one was hurt.


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Pulaski Furniture is laying off 36 people due to poor sales of curio cabinets.
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The announcement comes just two weeks after Pulaski Furniture cut 90 jobs in Ridgeway, and 13 others in Pulaski last month.
Pulaski Furniture is still the nation's leader in curio cabinet manufacturing, but the company says its inventory is just too high.
Officials are hopeful that the economy will pick up the second half of the year.
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More money in Americans pockets will spur the economy.
So says President Bush whose tax cut plan is up for debate in Washington.
But as Teri Okita reports tax cuts may not be coming that easily.
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(( THE REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IS EXPECTED TO APPROVE PRESIDENT BUSH'S TAX CUT PLAN TONIGHT. BUT TERI OKITA REPORTS THE BILL'S FUTURE IS ANYTHING BUT CERTAIN.
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THE PRESIDENT'S 10-YEAR, 958 BILLION DOLLAR INCOME TAX CUT SHOULD SOON PASS ITS FIRST HURDLE IN THE -REPUBLICAN LED HOUSE. Rep. Vito Fossella/R-NY, Now is the time, and it's long overdue, to send that money back to the American people. THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE ACROSS-THE-BOARD TAX CUTS A PRIORITY SINCE THE CAMPAIGN. Bush, The people of America are overtaxed, and deserve a refund. CRUNCHING HIS NUMBERS, (GRAPHIC): A FAMILY OF FOUR WITH A SINGLE INCOME OF 60-THOUSAND DOLLARS WOULD GET BACK 320 DOLLARS THE FIRST YEAR, AND 1,600 DOLLARS WHEN THE PLAN IS FULLY IN PLACE. A SINGLE PERSON WITH THE SAME INCOME WOULD GET 211 DOLLARS IN YEAR ONE, AND ULTIMATELY WOULD SEE AN ANNUAL RETURN OF 750 DOLLARS. BUT DEMOCRATS QUESTION THE RUSH TO PASS A TAX CUT PLAN WHEN THERE'S NO BUDGET YET.... AND WONDER IF THERE WOULD BE ENOUGH MONEY FOR THOSE CUTS. Rep. Baron Hill/D-IN, Before you start spending money, sit down and figure out how much you have. PRESIDENT BUSH CONTINUES TO PITCH HIS PLAN IN KEY DEMOCRATIC AREAS THIS WEEK. BUT HIS REAL BATTLE WILL BE IN THE SENATE, WHERE SEVERAL REPUBLICANS HAVE ALREADY SAID THEY'RE GOING TO VOTE AGAINST THE BILL. OKITA STAND-UP: SO TAXPAYERS SHOULDN'T EXPECT TO START DIPPING INTO THE KITTY FOR EXTRA CASH JUST YET. AS IT STANDS NOW, THIS BILL WON'T PASS THE SENATE, AND DEMOCRATS PROMISE THE WHEELS OF GOVERNMENT WILL SLOW DOWN ONCE IT HEADS TO THAT SIDE OF THE HILL.))
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Coming up next on our newscast, researchers say new technology is still not as good as an old standby in diagnosing breast cancer. We'll tell you why.
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[VO] And we'll see a new device that is helping local doctors provide faster care for heart attack patients.
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Mark Warner has been lining up support for months. But today, the Democratic candidate officially launched his campaign for Governor with a series of rallies across the state.
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Here in Roanoke, Democrats turned out for a midday appearance at the City Market Building.
Warner returned to a theme he has stressed since he first ran for the U-S Senate in 1996... making sure that all corners of the commonwealth benefit from the changing economy.
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((SHOW ME SOMEONE ELSE WHO HAS COME INTO THE REGION AND PUT THEIR MONEY AND ENERGY INTO HELPING START BUSINESSES IN THE REGION. TELL ME SOMEBODY ELSE WHO HAS WORKED WITH SERIOUS HEALTHCARE INITIATIVES IN THE THIS REGION, THE ROANOKE VALLEY. SHOW ME SOMEBODY ELSE WHO HAS BEEN IN SCORES OF CHURCHES UP AND DOWN THE ROANOKE AND NEW RIVER VALLEYS AND SOUTHSIDE, TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE AREN'T LEFT ON THE DIGITAL DIVIDE.))
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Warner has no opposition for the Democratic nomination. He will likely face Attorney General Mark Earley, or Lieutenant Governor John Hager in the general election.
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In health check tonight,
Lewis Gale Medical Center is one of a few hospitals in the region trying out a new system to help in the detection of a heart attack.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more on what this new technology is all about.
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Jean, Lewis Gale says this new technology helps doctors diagnose patients faster...
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enabling them to determine the best treatments for chest pain patients.
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When someone is rushed to the Emergency room --complaining of chest pain --time is a critical factor.
It's important to know as soon as possible if someone is actually having a heart attack.
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((CAMI JONES/DIR. EMERGENCY & TRANSFER SERVICES:TIME IS MUSCLE WE WANT TO FIND OUT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. THE FASTER WE START DELIVERING INTERVENTION TO A PATIENT THE FASTER WE KNOW, THE FASTER WE CAN SAVE THEIR HEART MUSCLE)) [RUNS12]
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And Lewis Gale Medical Center say this new device, the biosite cardiac marker -is much faster than the lab.
The machine tests the blood for three enzyme readings --which are important in determining a cardiac event.
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The new device only takes 15 minutes to process the blood --while the lab takes at least 45 minutes.
Which can make a big difference in early treatment.
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((WE CAN START TO PROCESS THAT INFORMATION DOING RISK STRATIFICATION'S AND DETERMINING IF OUR PATIENTS ARE ACTUALLY HAVING A CARDIAC EVENT OR IF IT'S SOMETHING ELSE AND THAT STARTS NARROWING DONE THE ERROR RATE )) [RUNS16]
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Lewis Gale says with the use of this new technology --- and the MIDA system --which gives a 360 degree movie view of

the heart -- more lives will be saved.
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Jean,

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A new national study reaffirms the importance of mammograms in detecting breast cancer. It also says newer technologies are not as accurate. Gretchen Carlson has the story.
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((It may not be the most enjoyable thing to do, but if youre a woman over 40, getting a yearly mammogram could save your life.

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What were looking at is essentially the same size as dust.

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Dr. David Dershaw, the Director of Breast Imaging at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, says those tiny specks of dust can only be picked up by a mammogram. And for this patient - like so many others - getting the simple X-ray was successful in finding the cancer before it was too late.

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Its been studied in clinical trials with hundreds of thousands women and has been able to reduce risk of dying from breast cancer by one third to one half.

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But mammograms arent perfect. They can miss suspicious spots - and on average are wrong about 1 out of 9 times.
So the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine decided to test the mammogram machine against 17 other technologies; including the new digital mammogram that produces a computerized image. The results? The old fashioned machine is still the best in detecting cancer, even though more studies are needed.

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Wed like to be able to have a technology that would detect all cancers early enough that we can get 100 percent cured.
Dr. Dershaw is in the process of installing 3 digital mammogram machines right now to do his own testing. But until he finds something better, he agrees with the study results - that the original mammogram machine is still the proven screening test for the prevention of breast cancer. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York. ))

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One of the biggest names in gymnastics is visiting the Valley tonight. Jacey Birch is standing by with Cathy Rigby.
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She's been called one of "America's Most Influential Women in Sports"...
She earned twelve international medals during her career as a gymnast...
and she's in Roanoke to talk about her very interesting life.
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Jacey Birch is at Hollins University and joins us now with Cathy Rigby.
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A big name in basketball is rumored to be returning to the game. Roy Stanley will have the details in Sports,
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[VO] And we'll see how a family has been blessed in a big... make that really big way.
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Investors on Wall Street retreated from technology stocks today, but flocked to the blue chips.
Alexis Christoforous explains in today's Marketwatch.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Thursday ticker.
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The Roanoke Express takes on Pee Dee this Sunday on the road. But Steve Mason says the big news today is mainly about off the ice issues, the team's pending sale and future in the Star City.
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((General manager Mark Fackrell announced Thursday morning that regardless of who buys the Express, the team will be in Roanoke next season. His announcement is designed, in part, to ease the fans minds, specifically in the area of buying playoff tickets. If the Express loses in the first round, the fan with a multiple play off ticket package has a credit for the next season and now that the team will be in Roanoke, the credit is not lost. ((:)) On the ice, head coach Perry Florio watched from the bleachers at the Ice Station as his team played out a timed three on three tournament. Speaking of three's, the line of Adam Dewan, Mike Peron and Doug Shepherd has been Roanoke most p

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Bobby Knight could return to college basketball in the state of Texas.
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Rumors are circulating that says Knight would be offered the Texas Tech job once the school dismisses coach James Dickey.
That could happen tonight if Texas Tech loses to Oklahoma State in the Big 12 tournament.
Knight has met with Texas Tech officials but sources say he has some reservations because of the remoteness of the school in Lubbock, Texas.
Indiana fired Knight last fall.
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A-C-C fans get set for first round games tomorrow from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. [PINNACLE PAGE 1201]
Your Hometown station coverage begins with North Carolina and the winner of tonight's Florida State-Clemson game that will begin at noon.
Then at 2:30 Virginia fans can kick back and watch tthe Cavaliers take on Georgia Tech. [PINNACLE PAGE 1202]
At 7 oclock Duke faces N.C. State followed by the Maryland Wale Forest game at 9:30.


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Former Friday Football Extra player of the Week Tommy Morgan will walk on at Virginia Tech.
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Morgan took an official visit to Maine of Division Two a but he decided to stay close to homer.
The Northside quarterback and defensive back will be included in a group of walk ons allowed to practice with the team from the start of preseason workouts.
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More sports coming up at six Jean will be back in a moment.


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IT seems like one shuttle just got back to earth and another one is back in space.
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((ENGINE SOUND! FOUR, THREE, TWO ONE... AND LIFTOFF OF DISCOVERY ON A SHAPING THEIR DESTINY.))
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Discovery lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center early this morning.
It is the eighth flight that will help assemble the International Space Station.
The crew will go walking again this trip-delivering science racks and experiements for the U-S Destiny lab module.
Discovery is set to dock with the station tomorrow night when the work will begin.
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One couple in Tennessee is celebrating its new bundle of joy-
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But their bundle is bigger than they expected.
Leslie Sholley gave birth to a baby that weighs 13 pounds, five ounces-
William Sholley measures 23 inches long.
He is the fourth in a long line of big babies.
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((JOHN SHOLLY/WILLIAMS FATHER: WE'VE HAD LARGE CHILDREN IN THE PAST. WE THOUGHT HE'D BE SMALLER THAN THIS .. HE'S EXCEEDED EVERYBODY'S EXPECTATIONS.))
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For those of you wondering- William was born naturally-
Both mother and child are doing just fine.
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