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Today on News 7 at 5, a man convicted of murdering another man at the Ironto rest stop WILL get a new trial.
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Also two children are dead after they fall through the ice over a frozen pond.
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Looks like an uneventful weather weekend with some rather brisk temperatures by Sunday. Full forecast details straight ahead.

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Also today, a Roanoke woman is convicted of stealing money from her employer,
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and the Ford Motor Company says it is doing away with four car lines and more than 22 thousand workers.
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Say goodbye to the Ford Escort, the Mercury Couger and Villager, the Lincoln Continental.... They're going and Ford also says goodbye to more than 30- thousand jobs.
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((WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT WE HAVE PUT IN THE NECESSARY ACTIONS BOTH PHYSICAL AND FINANCIAL TO REVIATLIZE FORD MOTOR COMPANY.))
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Good Evening.
It may be sunny in Detroit, but it's a dark day for the Ford Motor Company... with the elmination of thousands of jobs.
Drew Levinson has the latest-
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((In a belt tightening move that felt more like a noose--Ford said it's cutting 35-thousand jobs--closing five plants and eliminating four vehicles. WILLIAM CLAY FORD, JR/FORD MOTOR COMPANY CEO: "WE STRAYED FROM WHAT GOT US TO THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN AND IT COST US GREATLY."
DREW LEVINSON: FOR THE PAST DECADE FORD HAS BEEN IN THE FAST LANE--RACKING UP RECORD PROFITS--INCLUDING MORE THAN SIX AND HALF BILLION IN 2000, BUT NEXT WEEK IT IS EXPECTED TO REPORT IT'S THIRD STRAIGHT LOSING QUARTER. The number two automaker has been been reeling since the Ford Explorer--Firestone Fiasco. 5/8That cost the company more than three billion dollars. And there have been shakeups at the top including the forced resignation of CEO Jacques Nasser.. By the year 2004 Ford hopes to eliminate plants in New Jersey, Ohio, Missouri, Michigan and Canada. "I CAN'T BEGIN TO DESCRIBE HOW SORRY I AM ABOUT THAT. At the Brook Park Ohio plant--those words are little comfort. Willie Hubbard/President UAW Local 1250" THEY SAY THEY HATE TO DO THIS...DON'T DO IT, THAT'S ALL. Edison New Jersey's mayor says the plant closing there is just another blow during tough times. MAYOR GEORGE SPADORO/EDISON, NJ : "IT IS GOING TO HAVE DISASTROUS EFFECTS UPON OUR LOCAL ECONOMY AND CANDIDLY IT IS GOING TO HAVE A RIPPLE EFFECT UPON THE REGION." The Ford Escort, Mercury Cougar and Villager and the Lincoln Continental will be gone this year. Although not to the extend that Ford has, Chrysler and General Motors have also cut jobs in the past year. DAVID COLE/AUTOMOBILE ANALYST: "YOU KNOW IT IS NOT VERY NICE BUT IT IS NECESSARY TO INSURE THE SURVIVAL OF THESE COMPANIES." Ford's plan will cost more than four billion dollars but the automaker hopes if it works it can turn a nine billion profit by the middle of the decade. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Chicago.))




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A Roanoke man serving a life sentence for a 19-97 murder at the Ironto rest stop is getting a new trial. In an unanimous decision, the Virginia Supreme Court says the jury in Livingston "Bud" Pritchett's case should have been allowed to hear expert testimony on his mental retardation.
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Pritchett was convicted in 19-99 for the murder of (Es-tul) Estel Singleton. Singleton was found shot outside the Ironto rest area on Interstate-81.
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Attorney Jimmy Turk handled the Pritchett's appeal. The conviction was upheld until today's ruling from Virginia's highest court.
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((JIMMY TURK/PRITCHETT'S ATTORNEY; THE JURY THIS TIME AROUND WILL ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO HEAR ABOUT MR PRITCHETT'S MENTAL RETARDATION AND THE EFFECTS OF HIS MENTAL RETARDATION IN AN INTERROGATION TYPE SETTING.))
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Pritchett is serving his life sentence at the Sussex State Prison. Turk says it's likely he's not yet aware of the new trial. After paperwork and scheduling, Turk estimates the case will be heard in Montgomery County sometime in the Fall.
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A Halifax County boy and his sister are dead after falling into icy waters yesterday.
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Eleven year old Christopher Carr and seven year old Montia Carr drowned after breaking through the ice of a pond near their home.
The two children were under water an hour and a half before divers recovered their bodies.
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They were taken to the emergency room at Halifax Regional Hospital but they could not be revived.


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A bank courier was convicted today of stealing more than a million and a half dollars worth of A-T-M receipts from her delivery route.
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Mary Jane Meadows swore to the jury she did not do it. She couldn't explain why the bag of unprocessed checks was found in the dumpster below her apartment complex. In addition to the bank deposits, 260 dollars in cash had been in the bag.
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Meadows faces a broad scale of punishment that ranges from four to eight years in prison. The judge requested a mental health evaluation before he sentences the 53- year old woman.

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There is still no verdict in the so-called hockey dad trial.
Thomas Junta stands accused of manslaughter for the beating death of a fellow parent at a Massachusetts ice rink.
Gretchen Carlson is at the court house.
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((On the second day of deliberations, the waiting game continued. With no sign of the jury and no questions for the judge it was unknown what was going on behind closed doors.

(Nat) Prosecutor Sheila Calkins: "He had Michael Costin up against that

wall.
Fresh in the jurors minds' closing arguments from the two lawyers...defense lawyer Thomas Orlandi giving his last pitch for self defense. Prosecutor Sheila Calkins claiming Thomas Junta killed Michael Costin in a fit of rage.

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directed at him, he defended himself, against that force as he had a right to do."

SOT: Prosecutor Sheila Calkins: "Tom Junta is punching him so many

times they formulate the thought - Oh my god, you're going to kill him."
The two fights between Junta and Costin took place at this Reading, MA ice rink in July 2000...with the second fight turning deadly. On the stand, Junta claimed he only punched Costin three times, but several witnesses testified he pummeled the other father repeatedly. Costin lost consciousness and died the next day.
Close: Judge says Jury stays until dinner tonight, return Sat. & Sun if necessary.))
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The first of the Taliban prisoners are reaching U-S military bases in Cuba. That story is next,
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[VO] and the American Lung Association says Virginians are breathing bad air. Coming up next, we will tell you what it wants you to do about it.
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The first group of Taliban and al-Qaeda detainees has arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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The plane carrying 20 prisoners landed this afternoon.... four months after the terrorist attacks on the United States.
Security was tight- The plane was met by Ameircan troops waiting for the prisoners.
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Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says there was one person who was sedated during the trip.
The detainees will be processed- where they'll be fingerprinted, photographed and given orange jumpsuits to wear.

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Old industrial areas could become thriving prosperous areas...
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That's the goal of the bill President Bush signed today....
It'll take abandoned brownfields and help turn them into viable space.
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((CHRISTINE WHITMAN: WITH THIS NEW LAW WE'RE GOING TO BE BETTER ABLE TO UNDO THE ERRORS OF THE PAST AND REPLACE THEM WITH ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERSHIPS THAT ENGAGE THE IMAGINATION OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.)) [butt to 14:02:11] ((WE WILL PROTECT SMALL BUSINESSES OWNERS AND EMPLOYEES FROM UNFAIR LAWSUITS AND FOCUS OUR EFFORSST INSTEAD ON ACTUALLY CLEANING UP CONTAMINATED SITES.))
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The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization act.... was signed into law today.
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The American Lung Association says half of all Americans are at the risk of developing lung problems because the air they breath is unhealthy.
That's why its hoping to get more residents involved in their environmental health.
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton reports -Virginia is one of the areas being targeted.
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The American Lung Association gave Roanoke and many other counties in the Commonwealth an "F" for air quality last April.
The organization says that fact alone should spur residents into action.
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((EVEN HEALTHY PEOPLE CAN FEEL BAD IF THEY'RE EXPOSED TO HIGH LEVELS OF OZONE --THEY CAN GET FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS, COUGHING OR WHEEZING, LETHARGIC --SHORT TERM REACTION TO POLLUTION)) [RUNS16]
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That's why the American Lung Association is launching its E-advocacy network -- which uses the Internet as its main tool to bring change.
It's goal is to get residents take an active role in protecting the air.
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((WE WOULD LIKE THEM TO SIGN UP FOR LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY NETWORK --SO THEY CAN GET REGULAR BRIEFINGS ABOUT SOME OF THE HEALTH ISSUES FACING VIRGINIANS AND CAN ALSO RESPOND. THEY CAN CONTACT THEIR LEGISLATORS)) [RUNS16]
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The Association says it is concerned about a proposed 30 new power plants in Virginia.
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And with the 2002 General Assembly Session getting into full swing --the American Lung Association says now is the time to act because citizens can make a difference.
Joy Sutton, News 7.))
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For a link to American lung Association web page you can find a link on our webpage at wdbj7-dot-com.
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Governor-Elect Mark Warner says an economic crisis strike force will be among his first priorities following Saturday's inauguration.
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In an interview with News 7 this afternoon, Warner said one of his first actions as Governor will be to sign an executive order creating the strike force.
The effort will bring state personnel from a variety of agencies into areas hit hard by lay-offs.
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((IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT BURLINGTON LAY-OFFS. OBVIOUSLY IN LIGHT OF THE VF LAY-OFFS IN HENRY COUNTY, WE NEED THIS STRIKE FORCE THAT WILL GO INTO COMMUNITIES TO HELP THEM GET THROUGH THESE VERY CHALLENGING TIMES OF LAY-OFFS.))
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Warner says he's ready to get to work. Preparation for tomorrow's inaugural ceremony are almost complete.
Inaugural activities begin this evening, with a Bruce Hornsby Concert, and a celebration that will include the Bluegrass Brothers from Salem.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Jacey Birch will show us the intricate works of a local artist.
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One local artist makes a habit of creating structures HE can't even figure out... John Skau (SKOW) weaves cloth and wood into what can be called sculptural basketry.
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Coming up today in sports, we'll tell you what the Roanoke Express is doing to keep from being sweep up by the Cyclones.
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[VO] and then a little later, we'll tell you why a Lexington church could soon be raising the roof.
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On Wall Street today, nervous investors began selling their stocks late in the session. That pushed the markets lower.
Alexis Christoforous has more in today's Marketwatch.
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[GRAPHIC-TICKER] Good evening folks welcome to your Friday night.
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Roanoke College plays host to a pair of ODAC games tomorrow. In men's action, the number two ranked Tigers of Hampden Sydney battle the Maroons at three PM.
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Roanoke is 7 and 5 on the season and 2 and 2 in the ODAC. Since 1996 the Maroons have won two ODAC tournament titles while the 11 and 1 Tigers have won four.
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On the women's side, Roanoke hosts Bridgewater at one o'clock at the Bast Center in Salem.

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The Roanoke Express is on the road tonight against Cincinnati. The Cyclones began the season in first place in the Northwest, but their current record of 13-21 and 4 puts them in last place in the division.
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Tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30, Arenacross Regional competition invades the Roanoke Civic Center.
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100 riders ages seven to 35 will compete in the two day event. Fans who come out will witness high flying jumps and possibly a few crashes. A rider can make up to two thousand dollars a weekend and that's small cookies to what the top riders in the sport bring in.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 6999] And one program note for you. Sunday at 3:30 you can catch the AFC wildcard game as Baltimore travels to Miami. The NFL Today comes your way at three. Take care folks - Jean will be back in just a moment.
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A part of one of Lexington's historic buildings is coming back to town.
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The Lexington Presbyterian Church burned about 18 months ago, and now construction is almost complete on the new steeple. None of the blueprints of the original spire survived the blaze, so the workers had to improvise from a similar steeple they built in Christiansburg.
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((AL ANDERSON/BLUE RIDGE TIMBERWRIGHTS; THE CHRISTIANSBURG STEEPLE WAS VERY SIMILAR IN NATURE, AND ABOUT THE SAME TIME PERIOD. THIS IS 1840'S, CHRISTIANSBURG IS 1852. EXTERIOR EXTREMELY SIMILAR IN APPEARANCE.))
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Very little of the original steeple survived the fire. One piece that was found is a bronze ornament from near the top. Builders are using it to help piece together the original appearance of the spire. The new steeple should make its way up Interstate 81 sometime next month, and is scheduled to be put in place in March.
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