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Just ahead on News 7 at 5, the man who runs the National D-Day Memorial suddenly steps down.
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And it could hardly be an accident. One person is killed, when up to 50 shots are fired into a home.
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On Healthcheck tonight ... new ways for obese people to fight the fat.
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And teeth whiteners ... is it a case of "you pay for what you get"?
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A teenager charged with using a bayonet to kill his mother and cousin.
Now others in his life try to figure out why.
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More details tonight about the case from Franklin County.
Authorities say James Edward Gibson was downright mean, while the pastor of Gibson's church describes him as quiet and subdued.
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News 7's Jennifer Miele has been working on this story.. Jen, have officials determined a motive?
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Not yet Jean, in several statements given to the Sheriff's department, James Gibson said he quote "just snapped."

A Franklin County High School resource officer described Gibson as a trouble maker, but said he was surprised to hear about the murders.... especially since Gibson's mother and cousin defended him every time he got into trouble with authorities. ((ROLLCUE:...))
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(( Ornery, obstinate and down right mean... that's how authorities describe 19-year-old James Edward Gibson.
He admitted to 911 dispatchers Sunday morning to committing the stabbing deaths of his mother and cousin.
But the deacon of Gibson's church paints a very different picture.
Elsworth Johnson remembers a quiet, subdued boy who regularly attended service as a child.
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Johnson says Gibson was raised by his mother, 40-year-old Annette Gibson who authorities say regularly defended him for his truancy, behavioral problems and drug abuse.
A Franklin County resource officer says that's what makes this act of violence so surprising.
And a surprise it was for Deacon Jackson.
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Authorities say Gibson dropped out of high school during the 1999-2000 school year.
But while he attended high school, the Franklin County Sheriff's office says there was a Violence Prevention Program in place.
We'll tell you more about that tonight at six.
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As many as 50 shots fired into a house. The drive-by shooting takes the life of one person and wounds another.
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It happened around one this morning on (Byou-la) Beulah Road .. in the Meadeville community of Halifax County.
The incoming bullets took the life of 22-year old Douglas Edward Witcher.
20 year old Luther Powell was shot four times but had no-life threatening injuries.
Investigators believe the motive is retaliation for something .. but would not elaborate.
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He was once president of the Roanoke Bar Association. Today, a Roanoke lawyer was sentenced for embezzlement.
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70 year old Evans Jessee was placed on probation with active supervision.
Jessee allegedly embezzled thousands of dollars in recent years from clients who had trusted him with their estates.
He used the money to pay off his own debts, and others' estates.
Charges were brought against the former attorney after five complaints were filed.
The defense argues that Jessee is an alcoholic and doesn't remember embezzling the money.
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But prosecutors say being an alcoholic is no excuse. They recommended prison time so the public would not view the case as lawyers protecting lawyers.
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Along with the sentence, Judge Dow Owens said if Jessee is found drinking alcohol he will be sent to prison immediately. Jessee will also have to pay one-hundred dollars a month to the people he stole from.
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Amid talk of layoffs at Volvo's New River Valley plant, some employees rallied during their lunch break today.
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A union spokesman says over one-hundred salaried workers, who are non-production, united out of concern for job security. Last Friday, it was announced that some engineering positions are being moved to Volvo's North Carolina location. The union says they expect more layoffs and that today's effort was to show management their disapproval.
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The union says hourly workers will also be hit by cuts. Volvo officials have not given any kind of statement on possible layoffs, nor have they returned calls to News-7.
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The president of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford is stepping down.
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Richard Burrow says he'll resign next month, six weeks after the dedication of the project.
For more than five years, Burrow directed the development and construction of the memorial.
In a news release, he says the time is right for new leadership.
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Joining forces to fight AIDS. Still ahead, a world-wide conference looks for answers that work.
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And fighting the fear, and the damage. New pictures from the heart of the earthquake zone in Peru.
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It was compared to the bubonic plague of the 14th century.... but this is happening today.
It is AIDS and H-I-V.
Today the World's Nations got together to raise billions to fight AIDS.
Gretchen Carlson reports.
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((Its a powerful symbol depicting the millions of lives lost from AIDS -- a small part of the colorful patchwork quilt -- unfolded at the opening session of the United Nations conference on AIDS. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan was the first to make his pitch to the 189-nation General Assembly - asking for contributions to a global AIDS fund. Kofi Anna - U.N. Secretary-General This year weve seen a turning point. Aids can no longer do its deadly work in the dark. The world has started to wake. Annan says the world needs 7 to 10 billion dollars a year to fight AIDS. In just 20 years -- the epidemic has struck 36 million people - 25 million of them in Africa. Around the world, 22 million people have already died from the disease. Colin Powell - U.S. Secretary of State I was a soldier but I know no enemy in war more incidious or vicious than AIDS. Secretary of State Colin Powell will lead the American delegation. The United States will jumpstart the global AIDS fund by giving 200 million dollars this year. Colin Powell: We hope this seed money will help generate billions more from donors all over the world. Gretchen Carlson Reporting: Major companies are also joining the fight. Theyll contribute money to the global AIDS fund - and start implementing better AIDS policies in the workplace. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York.))


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New pictures today out of Peru.. where now the Red Cross says at least 60-thousand people could be homelss from Saturday's earthquake.
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The quake measured 7.9.. killed 70 people and injured nearly one-thousand more.
It also wiped out whole streets and ruined 18th century buildings.
Some are staying away from their homes for fear of aftershocks... Many others who are going back are finding very little left.
The fear now is that aid may take to long to reach the region. [:24 plus pad]
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Tiki and Ronde begin their summer camp. We'll take you there later on News 7 at 5.
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And does it cost you more to get whiter teeth? Just ahead, we'll put the question to the test.
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Obesity is a problem for many Americans, and for many people, it's a life long battle. As Sloane Smith reports, there are new procedures to help, but the old methods must be applied as well.
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(( It's estimated that 13 to 15 million Americans are overweight. And in recent years, many people have tried anything and everything they can to fight the battle of the buldge. Now we know that diet and exercise work, but for many that's just not enough.
Kim Moyers elected to have surgery to make life easier.
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The proceedure that Kim had is just one of many offered to help people who are defined as morbidly obese, those who are 100 pounds or more over their ideal weight. One of the newest surgeries is popularly called a band aid proceedure.
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After this proceedure, patients are expected to lose up to forty percent of their excess weight. In order to lose the rest, patients are going to have to take this process several steps further. And that's where places like the Center for Bariatric Medicine come in.
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Plenty of people would love that bright Hollywood smile, but how much to you have to pay to get it?
Reporter Eileen Faxas in Houston rounded up some volunteers .. to put some products to the test.
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((ON THE SOUTHSIDE OF HOUSTON -- ON A STREET NAMED COLGATEFOUR DISSATISFIED PEOPLE ARE WALKING INTO
A DENTIST'S OFFICE (("How many of you would like to have brighter smiles?"))
GOOD THING 'THAT' DOESN'T REQUIRE THE FRIGHTENING EQUIPMENT --BUT BRIGHTER, WHITER SMILES - USUALLY INVOLVE FRIGHTENING COSTS.
ENTER -- WHITESTRIPS.
THE NEW $45 STRIPS BY CREST ACTUALLY STICK ONTO YOUR TEETH. AFTER 30 MINUTES, TWICE A DAY, FOR TWO WEEKS -- YOU SUPPOSEDLY GET THAT 'HOLLYWOOD' SMILE
(("It's more attractive."- "You see someone with a bright smile, and you think: I wouldn't mind having a smile like that."))
BUT WILL WHITESTRIPS WORK? WE'LL KEEP THAT IN MIND. SUSIE QUINTERO AND LOUIS CHAFFER EACH GET A BOX.
ERNEST PEREZ AND VICTOR SHIRLEY GET THE 'PROFESSIONAL-STRENGTH' WHITESTRIPS -- WHICH YOU CAN ONLY BUY THROUGH DENTISTS FOR 20 BUCKS MORE. AND BEFORE THEY GO --
DR. BRUCE MATSON -- MEASURES THE EXACT COLOR OF OUR TESTERS' TEETH.
(("If it works, we'll know in 14 days. Ambient!))
THEY'RE BAAACCKKK..... AND THEY'RE SMILING
((He's gone up 5 to 6 shades." "Susan went up abouttwo shades."))
THAT'S WITH THE REGULAR WHITESTRIPS. AND THE GUYS WITH THE PROFESSIONAL STRENGTH STRIPS?
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ERNESTO WENT SIX TO SIX-AND-A-HALF SHADES LIGHTER, DESPITE MISSING SIX APPLICATIONS. VICTOR -- FOUR TO FIVE SHADES LIGHTER.
((He almost looks like he could go Hollywood."))
DR. MATSON PREFERS THE PROFESSIONAL STRIPS -- THAT COME WITH MORE BLEACHING POWER AND ANOTHER WEEK OF STRIPS. BUT THE REGULAR CREST WHITESTRIPS -- ALSO GET RAVE REVIEWS, FROM THE TESTERS ON COLGATE STREET.))
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That was Eileen Faxas reporting from Houston.
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UVA's baseball program comes back from the dead. Mike Stevens has the latest coming up in sports.
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And Melissa Etheridge reveals the details of her childhood, love life and "alterna-family" on today's Rankin Report.
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Technology Stocks managed to make some gains today on Wall street... but the news not so good for Blue chips.
Alexis Christoforous has all the numbers in today's marketwatch.
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We're starting off the work week with good news in the Two Minute Ticker.
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One of the University of Virginia's oldest collegiate sports not only has been saved from near extinction but will get a facelift to its home.
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UVA has recieved two million dollars in gifts to launch a four million dollar construction project which will update the school's baseball facility.
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You may remember, at the end of April UVA officials announced they were thinking of cutting baseball scholarships.


An outpouring of support from the alumni and parents helped save the program.
Now the planned improvements to the baseball facility include, a canopied grandstand with two thousand chairback seats, six to eight skyboxes which will be up for lease, and stadium lights.
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More than 100 campers turned out for day number one of the Tiki and Ronde Barber NFL Twins football camp today at the River's Edge Sports Complex.
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Today the 8 and 9 nine year old boys got a chance to learn from the two NFL veterans. The camp is now in its 4th year and once again many high school coaches in the area are giving of their time to help instill a love for the game in these young kids. We'll talk with the Barbers and some of the coaches tonight on News 7 at six.
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Jean will be back in just a moment to wrap up News 7 at Five, but first as we head to commercial break let's take a look at the Winston Cup Points Standings after 16 events.
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After a week off - the Pepsi 400 is on tap for July 7th in Daytona Beach, Florida. And when they arrive at the beach Jeff Gordon will have a 126 point lead. Take care folks - here's the top 20. [GO TO BOARDS WITH MUSIC]
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Miss Virginia contestants are arriving at the Hotel Roanoke today .. and there was little doubt where one of them comes from.
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Miss Martinsville Henry County was escorted by NASCAR great Jimmy Hensley.
They arrived in a Martinsville Speedway pace car.
Lauren Trollinger will begin her week-long stay at the Hotel Roanoke to prepare for the Miss Virginia pageant this weekend.
The pageant is Saturday at 9 P-M.
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Melissa Etheridge has never been one to hide her feelings in her music, or in her personal life.
Now she's written a tell-all book that brings it all- more into the open.
VH-1's Rebecca Rankin has the story.
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(( MELISSA ETHERIDGE'S NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY 'THE TRUTH IS...MY LIFE IN LOVE AND MUSIC' EXPOSES HER PERSONAL LIFE LIKE NEVER BEFORE. THERE IS OPEN HONEST WRITING ABOUT HER SEXUALITY, HER SOMETIMES PAINFUL CHILDHOOD, AND MORE RECENTLY, HER DECISION TO HAVE DAVID CROSBY FATHER HER CHILDREN AND HER BREAKUP WITH JULIE CYPHER.

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People go in and they find these things about you and they turn them into these little soundbytes and it's like w-w-wait that's like ten years of my life. There's so much more to it. And being able totell the story, having control overthe truth in it and how it's presented meant a lot to me.
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT IS THE MOTIVATION BEHIND MELISSA'S NEW BOOK. SHE STARTED WRITING IT BEFORE THE BREAKUP WITH JULIE CYPHER. IT SOON BECAME A MAJOR FOCAL POINT.
Not knowing that I was going to be going through a public breakup where now people are going to be buying the book to figure out that and find out that. So it became more of a confessional or something then I had intended. But it also became very healing for me to bring out my past look at it, really examine it, really be truthful with it.
THE BOOK IS EXTREMELY PERSONAL, TOUCHING ON SUBJECTS THAT ARE OFTEN TABOO.
I don't know how the world is going to respond. I don't know if they're going to go ohI didn't need to know that. And it be kind of too much. In that it's it's not in an artful form. It's just my voicejust there I am tellin you about it.
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I READ THE BOOK AND IT IS A REALLY DETAILED, COMPELLING ACCOUNT OF MELISSA'S HIGHS AND LOWS. 'THE TRUTH IS....MY LIFE IN LOVE AND MUSIC' AND MELISSA'S NEW ALBUM 'SKIN' BOTH HIT STORES JULY 10TH....IN NEW YORK, I'M VH1'S REBECCA RANKIN.)) [Close-ID] [5pm]
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The head of the D-Day Memorial steps down...
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and changes are in store for Roanoke trash collection.
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