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Today on News 7 at 5, Washington police question a man previously convicted of attacking joggers in the park where Chandra Levy's body was found.
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[VO] AND a retailer with a store in this area pulls a controversial set of children's underwear off its shelves.
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Are you ready for a rapid warm up? Hope so because it will be here tomorrow. Details just ahead.

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Also today, the state attorney general asks the Virginia Supreme Court to settle the redistricting controversy.
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Local police officers are out in force to make sure you wear your seat belts.
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and Mike Stevens will join us live from Concord North Carolina with Nascar Qualifying.
News 7 at 5 is next. [open]
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The search for more evidence in the Chandra Levy case- goes on in a Washington- D-C park- Police hope to find clues even though it appears the remains had been there for quite some time.
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((FORENSIC SCIENCE HAS COME A LONG WAY. THE FACT WE HAVE CLOTHING BEING ABLE TO DETEC HAIR, FIBERSEMEN BLOOD THINGS OF THAT NAUTRE THERE IS A POSSIBILITY ALTHOUGH BEING EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS THAT LONG PERIOD OF TIME DOESN'T EXACTLY HELP US.))
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Good Evening.
Police now say they've been talking to a man who was convicted of attacking a jogger in the same park where Levy's remains were found.
And Washington's police chief says investigators may not be through talking with Gary Condit- He says the California congressman could be questioned again as the probe continues.
Aleen Sirgany is live with more from Rock Creek Park.
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((THE LEVY FAMILY ATTORNEYS MADE A SURPRISE VISIT TO THE SCENE THURSDAY HOPING TO GET A BTION. Thomas Dyer/Levy Family Attorney: I don't know. I just came down to see. D-C POLICE ARE SCOURING ROCK CREEK PARK FOR MORE EVIDENCE THAT COULD DETERMINE HOW...AND WHERE..CHANDRA LEVY DIED...BUT THEY WARN AGAINST EXPECTING A QUICK RESOLUTION TO THE CASE. CHIEF CHARLES RAMSEY/DC POLICE If the body was moved it was recently but we haven't determined if it's primary or secondary scene. THE CLUES SO FAR: SKELETAL REMAINS, A U-S-C SWEATSHIRT AND OTHER CLOTHES ...AND JOHHING SHOES. AND THERE'S WORD THAT LAST YEAR, POLICE INTERVIEWED A MAN CONVICTED OF ASSAULTING TWO JOGGERS IN THE PARK. THEY'RE INVESTIGATING. LEVY'S BONES HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINER, WHO HAS A TOUGH JOB AHEAD OF HIM. CHIEF CHARLES RAMSEY/DC POLICE The body lacks tissue so that makes it a little more difficult however forensic science has come an awful long way.
KELLY HUSTON/STANISLAW SHERIFF'S DEPT. When you get new tips and a rejuvination in a story you will also get new tips and new leads. AND POLICE MAY WANT TO TALK AGAIN WITH CONGRESSMAN GARY CONDIT, WHOSE ROMANTIC INVOLVEMENT WITH THE INTERN DREW NATIONAL ATTENTION. HE HAS ALREADY TALKED TO POLICE FOUR TIMES...ALWAYS DENYING ANY WRONGDONCE. POLICE WERE AT THIS PARK LAST YEAR, BUT THIS IS AN OVERGROWN, URBAN FOREST...AND THAT'S WHY THE POLICE CHIEF SAYS IT WOULD BE EASY TO MISS SOMETHING.))


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A Death-row inmate keeps changing his mind about whether he wants to appeal his capital murder conviction, so the court has ordered him to get a psychiatric evaluation.
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Brandon Hedrick told his attorneys yesterday that he wanted to appeal his conviction.
Minutes later, he asked an Appomattox Circuit Court judge to let him drop the appeal.
So Judge Richard Blanton ordered an evaluation of Hedrick's mental competency.
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Hedrick was convicted of robbing, raping, sodomizing and killing 23-year-old Lisa Crider of Lynchburg five years ago.




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Sales will apparently be bottoming out for Ambercombie & Fitch's new child thong underwear line.
The Roanoke A and F store pulled them off shelves this morning.
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With sayings on them like "eye candy" and "wink wink," the underwear attracted national attention because it was made for children as young as 10.
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Groups like the American Decency Association are calling for a ban on all Abercrombie stores.
The A-D-A was told the underwear has been pulled from shelves -- and it WAS sold at Valley View Mall.
But a company spokesman says that's news to him.
In a statement, Abercrombie says the thongs are supposed to be ''lighthearted and cute.''
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Though most parents we spoke with today wouldn't buy thongs for their children, they said the situation wouldn't stop them from shopping at the store.
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The redistricting controversy made its way to the Virginia Supreme Court today.
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The attorney general asked the high court to review a Salem judge's dismissal of the redistricting plan.
Earlier this year Judge Richard Pattisall threw out the new voting districts drawn by Republicans, saying the plan violated Virginia's constitution.
Deputy Attorney General Fred Ferguson argued today that Pattisall acted with bias and that the circuit court judge lacked the authority to order new elections.
The attorney general's office asked the Court for a quick decision, which is something Governor Warner also supports.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: VOTING RIGHTS ARE A CRITICAL ISSUE TO ALL VIRGINIANS AND MY HOPE IS THAT THIS CASE WILL BE APPEALED IN AN EXPEDITED FASHION AND THAT WE CAN REACH A FINAL JUDGMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO WE CAN REMOVE THIS CLOUD THAT'S HANGING OVER OUR WHOLE VOTING PROCESS.))
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The justices did not rule today but are considering the state's request.
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President Bush gets a warm welcome in Russia, but not from everyone. We'll have the details after a short break,
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[VO] Also we will see what one local mall is doing to protect the lives of its customers.
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President Bush is in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin- for a three day summit.
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Both leaders are expected to sign a landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty.
Bush and First Lady Laura were greeted with military music as they stepped off the plane.
But not everyone is welcoming the President.
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Some are skeptical of the friendship between the nations- and the reaons for moving closer to their former cold war enemy.
Others trampled an American flag- and protested against American politics.
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A former cop is going to prison for 15 years-
Joseph Gray was sentenced today for killing a Brooklyn family in a drunken driving crash- after a 12 hour drinking binge.
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Prosecutors say Gray's drinking began in the parking lot of the 72nd precinct and led to a topless bar- before he drove his minivan into a family as they crossed the street.
A man who's pregnant wife and unborn child died in the crash says it is too late for Gray to be sorry.
A four year old and 16 year old were also killed in the crash.
Prosecutors had complained that the maximum fifteen year sentence was not enough in this case.
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Police set up a checkpoint on Avenham Avenue in Roanoke today to make sure people were buckled up.
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The program is called Buckle Up now - it's been in effect all month.
The Roanoke Police Department stopped hundreds of vehicles this morning.
They were not allowed to issue tickets to people not wearing their seat belts.....the checkpoint was instead used as an educational tool.
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Police also informed people about the change in child safety seat laws.
Starting on July First, all children six and younger must be secured in a safety seat.
The age now is four.
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When someone suffers a heart attack, minutes can make the difference between life and death.
Today, Roanoke County and Tanglewood Mall announced a program they hope will speed lifesaving first aid to heart attack victims.
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The mall is deploying three Automated External Defibrillators (dee-FIB-ri-lay-tors), devices that can be used to revive someone whose heart has stopped. The mall's Security and Maintenance crews have been trained to use the equipment.
Roanoke County is installing A-E-Ds in many public facilities, and the Fire and Rescue Department is helping private businesses such as Tanglewood Mall do the same.
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Carilion has given Trigon until May 31st to make a final decision on a new contact for health services.
But so far, each side has been blaming the other for being unfair at the bargaining table.
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Tonight Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton spoke with an expert to help us unravel the underlying problem behind this health care battle.
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Jean,
For a long time Trigon has enjoyed favorable discounts from many health providers.
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The reason: it was started in the 1930's by hospital associations to serve the community by offering pre-paid hospital plans. But more recently Trigon is indistinguishable from commercial insurers.
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But Law Professor Timothy Jost says when Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield went for profit in the late 90's --health providers began to view them a little differently.
Carilion Health System now wants to give Trigon the same discount it will soon give four other insurance providers.
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Jost says there is no good guy or bad guy in the situation it's just the market working itself out with the patient ultimately caught in the middle.
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Jost says on the other hand if there are more insurance companies competing it could eventually lower the prices they offer to patients.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll tell why this spring's weather has been berry good for one crop.
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Despite the recent cold snap, the local strawberry crop is doing quite well as we near the end of the strawberry season.
Patrick Evans investigates just how much longer we can expect to enjoy our locally produced berries in this week's edition of Growin' It.
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Still to come on the newscast, one of the greatest golfers in the history of the game has died. We'll have the details,
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It took a strong rally in the last 90 minutes, but the major stock markets gained ground today. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Golfing legend Sam Snead has died.
The Bath County resident died this afternoon, at his home near Hot Springs.
Snead would have turned 90-years-old next week.
"Slammin' Sammy" won just about every major golf tournament there was.
We'll have more on the death of Sam Snead at 6.

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The two minute ticker is back on the road tonight just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.
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It's pole night at the Lowe's Motor Speedway, but I'm sure alot of people's thoughts there tonight will be on Sam Snead.
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More than two thousand children are reported missing in America every day.
While authorities do all they can to locate the missing, many times they need more information than parents can provide.
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A recent survey found that a third of parents do not know their child's exact height, weight and eye color.
Now a program sponsored by the Ford Motor Company wants to change that.
The Commitment to Kids program helps parents collect vital statistics for each of their children.
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You can find more out about the program through a link to our site at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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