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Today on news 7 at 5, a jury is deciding if a Roanoke man is guilty of murder in last year's Christmas eve shooting of Reaco Hilton. We'll have a live report.
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Also a judge has overturned the death sentence for one of America's most controversial inmates. [Weather-Head]
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A fair weather system should rule tomorrow with temperatures in the 50s. Details coming up.

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A local man received a big prize today. We'll tell you what it was.
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and one of the nation's oldest and most beautiful churches catches fire.
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One of America's most famous inmates has been ordered off death row.
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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon.
A federal judge today threw out the death sentence of former Black Panther, Mumia Abu-Jamal. (moo-MEE'-ah ah-BOO' jah-MAHL')
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But the judge upheld Abu-Jamal's conviction for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1982.
During today's hearing the judge ruled that jurors in the case were given poor guidelines for deliberations.
He also ordered a hearing on the matter to be held within 180 days...if that doesn't occur, Abu-Jamal will get life in prison. Abu-Jamal has received support from a worldwide "Free Mumia" movement which included celebrities and foreign politicians.
Supporters say he's a crusader against racial injustice.
But the widow of officer Daniel Faulkner says she's ``angry, outraged and disgusted'' by the ruling from a judge she describes as ``sick and twisted.''
Abu-Jamal was convicted of shooting Faulkner after the officer pulled over Abu-Jamal's brother in 1981.
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He says he was shot by police as he ran to the scene.

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A Roanoke jury saw the killing on videotape. Now the jurors are deliberating. Was it premeditated murder inside a convenience store or could it have been self defense?
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Keith Humphry is at the courthouse with more.
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In Afghanistan, the airstrikes near Tora Bora are on hold right now while ground troops assess damage and try to figure out who's still standing. Teri Okita has the latest from Washington.
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((THE AIRSTRIKES AND GUNFIRE NEAR TORA BORA HAVE TAPERED OFF MAKING IT EASIER FOR TROOPS TO SEARCH FROM CAVE-TO-CAVE. THEYVE ALSO COMBED A BOMBED-OUT AL-QAEDA CAMP LOOKING FOR ANY HOLD-OUTS. IT APPEARS MANY BIN LADEN LOYALISTS HAVE TRIED TO ESCAPE, AND THE PENTAGON HAS A MESSAGE FOR THOSE WHO PROTECT THEM.

(Super: Paul Wolfowitz/Deputy Defense Secretary)
SOT: I think theyve seen what happened to the Taliban, and I think

thats probably a pretty good lesson for people not to do that.
TRACK: THE ON-SET OF WINTER IS COMPOUNDING THE WARS DEVASTATION. HOMES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED. HOSPITALS ARE OVERFLOWING. AND RELIEF WORKERS ARE RUSHING TO BRING IN FOOD, FUEL, AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES.

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SOT: The situation with the people is very bad. Their houses were burned

by the Taliban. There is no work here. The people cannot buy drugs.
TRACK: IN KANDAHAR, A MOVING MOMENT FOR U-S SOLIDERS WHO HOISTED AN AMERICAN FLAG OVER THE AIRPORT. THE FLAG ONCE FLEW OVER THE WORLD TRADE CENTER AND BEARS THE NAMES OF VICTIMS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH.

(Super: Sgt. Major Gerald Lane/U.S. Army Spokesman)
SOT: to be able to bring it out here, take this airfield and raise

that flag, that means a lot to all the Marines and sailors that are here.
TRACK: ANOTHER FLAG FLIES OVER THE AMERICAN EMBASSY IN KABUL WHERE, INSIDE, TIME HAS STOPPED FOR ALMOST 13-YEARS. THERE ARE LITTLE REMINDERS OF WHAT LIFE USED TO BE LIKE.))



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Voters are heading to the polls to wrap up what has been a hectic, six-week campaign for the 25th District state Senate seat.
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Democratic delegate Creigh (cree) Deeds is looking to replace the late Senator Emily Couric, who died in October of pancreatic cancer.
Both Deeds and his Republican opponent, Jane Maddux, admit that it's been tough getting voters to focus on politics during the holiday season.
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((CREIGH DEEDS/D- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: EVERYBODY'S MIND, INCLUDING MINE, IS ON THINGS OTHER THAN THE ELECTION AND I'M JUST GRATEFUL THAT WE'RE FINALLY HERE AND I'LL GET TO BUY SOME CHRISTMAS GIFTS THIS WEEKEND.)) ((JANE MADDUX/R- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: GETTING OUT TO THE PEOPLE WHEN YOU HAVE SIX MONTHS, A YEAR TO GET YOUR WORD OUT, GET YOUR FACE OT THERE AND MEET THE PEOPLE, AND YOU'VE ONLY GOT SIX WEEKS, IT'S TOUGH, SO WE'VE DONE EVERYTHING WE POSSIBLY CAN.))
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The newly re-drawn 25th district stretches east from Alleghany County to Charlottesville.
Deeds recently won re-election to the House of Delegates representing the 12th District.
He'll have to give up that seat should he win tonight.
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A fire at the world's oldest gothic cathedral may jeopardize Christmas mass.
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Most of the damage from this morning's blaze at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City is apparently confined to a gift shop. There are charred wooden beams on the floor. And, although the roof appears to have caved in, the church's high altar area doesn't appear to be damaged. As many as 200 firefighters battled the flames for about two and a half hours. No injuries are reported. The church has been in various stages of construction for more than a century. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Still to come on the newscast, Joy Sutton will tell us how yoga can help women fight osteoporosis,
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[VO] and in National news, the Senate sends President Bush an education bill he says he can sign.
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Millions of students may soon be required to take annual math and reading tests.
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The Senate today passed a major education overhaul bill in an effort to boost performance grades three through eight.

The 87-to-ten vote comes less than a week after the House cleared the measure, 381-to-41. A statement released by President Bush says the bill will improve public schools by creating an environment in which every child can learn through accountability, flexibility and local control. Both parties are hailing the landmark legislation.
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((SEN. EDWARD KENNEDY/(D) MA: TO EVERY PARENT HELP IS ON THE WAY. IF YOUR CHILD IS DOING ALL RIGHT IN SCHOOL AS A RESULT OF THIS EDUCATION THEYLL DO BETTER. IF A CHILD IS FAILING IN THE SCHOOL HELP IS ON THE WAY WITH SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES.))
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The president is expected to sign the bill into law within days.[5-Oxycontin]


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A prescription monitoring system that could help curb abuse of OxyContin in Virginia will likely face an uphill battle in the next General Assembly.
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Members of the Attorney General's Task Force on Prescription Drug Abuse met today. One state official said proposed legislation would probably be put off for another year because of the recession. The system would help investigators track people suspected of faking ailments to obtain the painkiller from different doctors.
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((IF YOU GET A PRESCRIPTION AND YOU GO TO A DRUG STORE AND YOU REALLY WANT TO GET THIS FILLED IN SAY ROANOKE AND THEN IN ABINGDON WHOEVER KEYS IT INTO THE SYSTEM WILL KNOW YOU JUST GOT IT FILLED ROANOKE AND AR NOW COMING DOWN T O ABINGDON AND GETTING IT FILLED AGAIN AND PUT A HALT ON IT UNTIL IT CAN BE CHECKED OUT.))
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Attorney General Beales says Oxycontin abuse has increased in some parts of Northern Virginia...
As far as problems in southwest Virginia--- Beales could NOT say abuse has gone down... but says he does believe the w

ork of law enforcement officials has made a difference.
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A woman diagnosed with Osteoporosis has developed her own exercise to battle the disease.
She calls it Osteo-Yoga. And today she was in Roanoke showing some local woman how to do it.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton was there --and has details.
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Shannon, Many of us have heard about the benefits of weight training --for building bone density..
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But for one woman --yoga was the solution --and know she is sharing her story with others.
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Rani Ziegler has been a Yoga Instructor for more 25 years --but it wasn't until she was diagnosed with Osteoporosis four years ago--that she decided to develop a form of yoga that would benefit people with the condition.
She calls it Osteo-Yoga.
The only difference in this form of Yoga --is that it combines several techniques that Ziegler learned in physical therapy.
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((SO I THOUGHT YOGA WAS A GENTLE WAY..IT'S A GENTLE METHOD ANYWAY --ADDING THESE THERAPY POSTURES AS WELL WOULD BE A LOGICAL CONCLUSION I WOULD COME TO AS A YOGA PERSON)) [RUNS13]
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Ziegler say her method focuses on exercises that help increase bone density --as well as other moves that encourage balance and posture.
She says other Yoga moves have to be modified because they injure people with osteoporosis.
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((IF YOU'VE GOT BRITTLE BONES IN YOUR HIPS OR PROBLEMS WITH YOUR SPINE --YOU MUST AVOID FORWARD BENDS FOR YOURS SPINE --AND YOU MUST AVOID TWIST FOR YOUR HIPS)) [RUNS08]
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Ziegler has written her method for success in a book --that she hopes to get published. But in the meantime she wants to inspire women --to take charge of their health -- and practice yoga daily. She says the difference for her has meant stronger bones everyday.
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((AT LEAST 25 PERCENT BETTER. AND THAT'S QUITE A LOT IN A RELATIVELY SHORT TIME. IT WORKS. IT WORK IF YOU WORK IT)) [RUNS11]
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More than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis -- most of them are women.
Ziegler recommends doing her program every day.
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Shannon,

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Franklin County's hopes of building a library branch in Smith Mountain Lake got a boost today.
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Developer Ron Willard offered to donate a one-acre plot of land in his new Westlake Towne Center development for a branch.
Willard says a library branch would fit in well with the shops, golf course, YMCA and fire, rescue and sheriff's offices at the complex.
The Board of Supervisors says it's at least five years away from opening a branch... but will study the idea.
It hopes to decide on a location for the main library FIRST.
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Coming up next, Robin Reed will let us know our chances of having a white Christmas,
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[VO] and we will see what a prize patrol brought to a local man today.
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Coming up a little bit later, we will tell you why singer Jill Scott is making music with some short furry friends.
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On Wall Street today, a strong jump in November housing construction boosted stock prices and fueled hopes that the economy is improving.
Ed Crane has the details in tonight's Marketwatch report.
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Santa Claus rode a different kind of sleigh when he made an early stop for a Roanoke man today.
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((YOU'RE THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF THE FREE RV GIVEAWAY))
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Terry Loomis is the winner of a 2001 Conquest motor home in the "Great RV Giveaway" contest, sponsored by Workhorse Custom Chassis and Gulf Stream Coach.
Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith was on hand to help deliver the prize.
Loomis was one of more than forty thousand people to enter the nationwide contest.
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((TERRY LOOMIS/CONTEST WINNER: IT'S UNBELIEVEABLE, THIS THING IS REALLY NICE, IT'S A LOT MORE THAN I EVER DREAMED OF AND WHEN I ENTERED I DIDN'T HAVE ANY IDEA I WOULD WIN.))
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The RV is worth more than forty-five thousand dollars.
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Time now for the Tuesday two minute ticker. It's not often that baseball and hockey go together, but Steve Mason and Mike Stevens are here to prove otherwise.
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Even though up and coming singer Jill Scott's newest recording will not be released to radio stations, it most likely will be a monster hit. Rebecca Rankin explains.
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((FOR OVER THREE DECADES SESAME STREET HAS BEEN ENTERTAINING KIDS OF ALL AGES AND HAS FEATURED HUGE ARTISTS LIKE TONY BENNETT, DIANA ROSS, PAUL SIMON, AND CELINE DION ALL SINGING ALONG WITH THE LIKES OF BIG BIRD, AND ELMO. JILL SCOTT REPRESENTS A NEW GENERATION OF MUSICIANS BEING ADDED TO THIS LIST.
DC AND SESAME STREET PKG

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I am so geeked! I haven't been this happy about work in how don't know how long. This is awesome, This is one of the most incredible things
S/U Jill Scott w/ Anything Muppets "We Are All Earthlings"
VO JILL SCOTT HOOKED UP WITH SOME MUPPETS TO SING THE SESAME STREET CLASSIC "WE ARE ALL EARTHLINGS." SCOTT WAS INSPIRED BY THE LEGENDARY SHOW AT AN EARLY AGE

SOT-JILL SCOTT

I spent so much of my childhood in front of the television watching Sesame street learning,//to sing and you know acting along with all of the muppets and the characters.
VO OTHER ARTISTS THAT HAVE RECENTLY JOINED THE GROWING FAMILY ARE THE BACKSTREET BOYS,
S/U BSB "One Small Voice" w/ Cookie Monster, Grover, Elmo, Rosita, Zoe
VO AND DESTINY'S CHILD.
S/U DC & Grover, Elmo, Zoe "New Way To Walk"
VO FOR JILL SCOTT THE EXPERIENCE WAS A HIGHLIGHT OF HER BUDDING CAREER.

SOT- JILL SCOTT

That was awesome! that was awesome every muppet can actually sing you know I'm so impressed by all this whole fantasy come true this has been great...wow! (laughs)
REBECCA ON CAMERA TAG JILL SCOTT'S COLLAB WITH THE MUPPETS WILL AIR EARLY NEXT YEAR. BUT IN THE MEANTIME SHE RECENTLY RELEASED A LIVE DOUBLE ALBUMEXPERIENCE: JILL SCOTT (826 PLUS)" THAT FEATURES 11 LIVE TRACKS PLUS NINE NEW SONGS, IT'S IN STORES NOW. IN NEW YORK I'M REBECCA RANKIN. ))

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Before we leave you today, we have an update on one of our lead stories.
A Roanoke jury has just convicted Bernard Walker of second degree murder for killing Reaco Hilton last year.
Keith Humphry will join us live with more on today's verdict at the top of the hour.[Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]