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A sexual harrasment suit may have serious reprecussions for House Speaker Vance Wilkins.
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And Sid Clower gets a change of venue for his trial.
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The Kennedy cousin is convicted of murder.

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It's a hard pill for many to swallow - as patients who have been getting help from the Health Department with prescriptions may be left in the cold.
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And Jennifer Lopez and Chris Judd split... we'll have those stories and more coming up on News 7 at Noon.[open]
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((DELEGATE WINSOME EARLE: IF ITS TRUE THEN I THINK THE SPEAKER OUGHT TO RESIGN.))
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Allegations of sexual harassment raise questions about Speaker of the House Vance Wilkins.
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[News 7 @ 5 in Pod monitor]
Virginia lawmakers learned today that House Speaker Vance Wilkins settled a sexual harassment complaint last year.

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Meghan Muldoon has more on the complaint and reaction.
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Wilkins' office has already been implicated in the eavesdropping scandal and today he's facing questions about another controversy.
((ROLLCUE:...it was revealed )) (It was revealed today that Wilkins paid at least a hundred thousand dollars last year to a 26-year-old woman in Amherst County.
Jennifer Thompson says the 65-year old Republican lawmaker groped her and pinned her against office furniture.
Wilkins' lawyer says the Speaker denies the allegations.
But questions are being raised about how damaging this may be to Wilkins' political future.)
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: IF THE FACTS ARE TRUE I THINK IT CALLS INTO QUESTION HIS ABILITY TO LEAD AS SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE.))
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Some Democrats are already calling for a formal House investigation.
It's too early to tell where this may lead
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Questions have been raised but, for now - Jean - Wilkins isn't talking.


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The suspended Henry County Administrator accused of stealing nearly 800 thousand dollars from the county's Public Service Authority, will have his trial moved out of the county.
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Sid Clower's trial has tentatively been moved to the City of Roanoke. Clower's defense attorney asked the court to move the trial, because he says all Henry County taxpayers could be considered victims in the case, and the extent of publicity following the charges.
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((GUY HARBERT/CLOWER'S ATTORNEY; THE PUBLICITY ISSUE IS STILL OUT THERE. I STILL HAVE CONCERNS OF WHETHER A JURY THAT IS UNAFFECTED BY THE PUBLICITY COULD BE SEATED, BUT WE'RE WILLING TO GIVE IT A SHOT AND TRY OUR BEST, AND I THINK IT CAN BE DONE.))
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Because of the publicity of the case, Judge Martin Clark will ask Roanoke for 70 prospective jurors, instead of the usual 50.
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Both sides say they want the trial to go on July 30th, no matter where it takes place.

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The case against Roy Sluder has gone to the jury, but so far there's no verdict in the Bedford County murder trial.
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Sluder is charged with killing his wife in their Smith Mountain Lake home seven years ago.
Authorities originally ruled that Loria Sluder's death was a suicide.
But investigators now believe that Sluder killed his wife after learning that she was seeing another man.
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The jury has been deliberating for about four hours.[5-Skakel]


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The verdict is in for Kennedy relative Michael Skakel- a jury finds him guilty of murdering his 15 year old neighbor- 27 years ago.
As Jamie Colby reports- Skakel could get life in prison.
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((A MEMBER OF ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT AMERICAN FAMILIES, MICHAEL SKAKEL, LEFT THE COURTHOUSE IN A PRISON VAN ... TO AWAIT SENTENCING FOR THE MURDER OF MARTHA MOXLEY. BEFORE THE VERDICT, MOXLEY'S FAMILY WALKED INTO COURT LOOKING UPBEAT ... AND PREDICTED A DIRE FATE FOR THE KENNEDY COUSIN. A PREDICTION -- THAT AFTER 27-YEARS -- FINALLY CAME TRUE.
DOROTHY MOXLEY/ MOTHER: "This is Martha's day. This is truly Martha's day. And I hope that people remember that." AFTER DELIBERATING FOR MORE THAN THREE DAYS, THE JURY CONVICTED SKAKEL OF BEATING NEIGHBOR -- MARTHA MOXLEY -- TO DEATH WITH A GOLF CLUB IN 1975 ... WHEN THEY WERE BOTH 15-YEARS OLD. ACCORDING TO TESTIMONY, A SMITTEN SKAKEL GOT UPSET BECAUSE MOXLEY SEEMED MORE INTERESTED IN HIS OLDER BROTHER. BUT PROSECUTORS HAD NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OR EYEWITNESSES -- AND HAD TO RELY HEAVILY ON PEOPLE WHO SAID SKAKEL CONFESSED TO THE CRIME. JONATHAN BENEDICT/PROSECUTOR: DEFENSE LAWYERS MAINTAIN SKAKEL WAS VISITING A COUSIN IN ANOTHER PART OF GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT AT THE TIME OF THE MURDER. AND THEY'VE VOWED TO FIGHT ON. MICKEY SHERMAN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: "This is certainly the most upsetting verdict I've ever had or will ever have in my life. But I tell you as long as I have a breath in my body, this case is not over as far as I'm concerned." ))



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Reverend Jerry Falwell says his name is a trademark ... but not everyone agrees.

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An international panel that oversees "Internet domain names" says a parody website named after Reverend Jerry Falwell *without* his consent can stay online. The organization denied Falwell's complaint against Gery (Cone) Cohn, owner of Jerryfalwell dot-com. The decision also applies to a similar site that pokes fun at the minister - but uses a different spelling of his name. Falwell's attorney says they will appeal the decision. Cohn says he created the site after hearing Falwell's statements last year about the terrorist attacks.
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14-year-old Elizabeth Smart would have graduated from middle school today-
Instead the search for the girl and the man who kidnapped her continues in Utah.
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Authorities have sealed off a wooded area where one volunteer reported seeing a man whose clothes matched the description of the kidnapper's..
A masked gunman took the the girl from her bedroom early Wednesday morning.
Hundreds of volunteers are also going door to door, trying to find anyone who might have information about the crime.
Elizabeth Smart's family's holding out hope that she'll be returned..
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Also today Elizabeth Smart's *father* had to be taken to the hospital, to be treated for exhaustion.
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In the Philippines, a violent end to a hostage situation that's been going on for more than a year..
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Filipino soldiers who'd been working with the U-S military, attempted a daring rescue mission..
American missionary Gracia (gray-shuh) Burnham survived with a gunshot wound to the leg- but her husband was killed, along with another hostage, a nurse from the Philippines.
The raid also left four of the kidnappers dead..
For the victims' family it is a sad ending to the year-long ordeal..
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The Filipino terrorist group "Abu Sayyaf" (a-boo sigh-eff) is believed to have links to al Qaeda..
Their goal is to establish a Muslim state in what is now part of the Philippines.
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First- came the speech- Now the president is trying to sell the plan he says will make America a safer place-
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On a trip to Iowa, President Bush kicked off his campaign for a new homeland security agenda.
In the new cabinet agency more than one hundred government agencies would be shifted into four main divisions.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: IT IS IN OUR NATIONAL INTEREST THAT WE BRING THESE AGENCIES UNDER ONE HEAD... TO KEEP ALL OF YOU SAFE.))
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Earlier today President Bush met with lawmakers at the White House- to talk about the plan.
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Still to come, the Health Department gets a shot in the arm as it is told to limit its dispensing of free medication.
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Dogs usually make the owners house feel like home .. but this pooch can acutally help save your abode... we'll meet him a little later on news 7 at 5.
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Medicine can be very expensive especially when you are on a fixed income.
That's why many seniors in our area rely on the health department for low cost prescriptions.
But as of June 30th --many will lose that safety net.
The Health Department will only offer low cost drugs to its patients.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more on how this will affect seniors.
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Jean,
I spoke with a man today who says he's concerned the he will have to pay more than twice as much for his prescriptions.
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And he's just one of hundreds of patients who will be affected by this change.
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((Elwood Journell takes 16 medications daily. The only way he's been able to afford them is through the Health Department.
He's now worried that prescriptions now costing him 200 dollars will add up to 600 dollars a month.
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For nearly a hundred years the Roanoke and Alleghany health Districts have provided low cost medications to anyone who met certain income requirements.
But they can't do that anymore. The Health Department recently found out that giving prescriptions to anyone other than its patients was a violation of the public health service contract.
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That means about 2-thousand patients will have to get their prescription filled elsewhere.
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The Health Department says it's now trying to help seniors find other resources like pharmaceutical sponsored programs.
Journell says he's been that down that road before, it takes months to get medications and you only get a three months supply, before you have to reapply.
But he doesn't have many choices at this point.
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This will also affect places like the Bradley Free Clinic because it buys its medications from the health department.

The Health department does have a resource guide available on pharmacy programs.
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Jean,

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Still to come on News 7 at 5 Unlike the song- "Things ain't very funny" for J-Lo - as she and her husband part ways. We have details coming up.

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A local exterminating company has a new weapon against termites.
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Her name is Bugsy, and she's spent 600 hours learning how to sniff out bugs.
The yellow lab was scheduled to be put down at a Florida animal shelter until a trainer picked her from the bunch.
She found a home with the folks at Bug Men Exterminating in Roanoke.
The price tag was 30-thousand dollars for the dog, her training and the company's new marketing scheme.
But it's an investment Bugsy's owner refuses to bark about.
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((TIM NINIGER/BUG MAN EXTERMINATING: IF THERE IS TERMITES, IT'S LOCATING THEM EARLIER THAN HUMANS. WE CAN INSPECT 15 PERCENT OF A HOUSE. IF IT'S A CLEAR HOUSE THEN IT'S WORTH IT TO KNOW YOUR HOME IS CLEAR.))
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Bugsy trains three times a day, seven days a week.
And she's already inspecting homes across the Valley.
We'll hear more about Bugsy tonight on News 7 at 6.
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Entertainment's "IT" girl - Jennifer "J Lo" Lopez has separated from her dancer husband.
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Sources say Lopez and spouce Chris Judd parted amicably and have no immediate plans for a divorce. The couple married last year - just months after she broke up with hip-hop mogul Sean "P Diddy" Combs. This is J Lo's second marriage.

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The Lakers and the Nets tip off tonight in the second game of the NBA finals .. we'll have a preview in sports



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The jury in the Roy Sluder murder trial in Bedford County has reached a verdict.
He's been found GUILTY of second degree murder, and illegal use of a firearm.
The jury will now have to determine his sentence.
We'll have more information in a few minutes, on News-7 at 6.

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Wall Street ended the week with a bungee jump, sinking sharply at the open, then clawing its way back to more modest losses.
Alexis Christoforous has more in today's Marketwatch.
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Good afternoon, your end of the week. Winston Cup qualifying was cancelled at Pocono today because of rain. Heavy rains last night and over the last five days have saturated the ground, causing water to seep through the asphalt in some areas of the track. The qualifying order will be based on Winston Cup owners points. Points leader Sterling Marlin starts on the pole, followed by Jimmie Johnson and then Jeff Gordon. The Pocono 500 is Sunday at 12:30.

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Game two of the NBA finals tips off tonight at the Staples Center with the Lakers leading the best of seven series one game to noting over New Jersey. The Nets must avoid another slow start while L.A.'s Achilles heal is focus for an entire game.
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The VHSL spring jubilee rolled on today from Radford University. In group softball, James River lost to Randolph Henry 2-1 in nine innings. We will have highlights of this game, plus Byrd boys and girls semifinal action for you at six.
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The Radford girls won their group A state tennis team semifinal round against Franklin 6-love and will meet Gate City tomorrow at nine AM for the state championship.
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Caroline Downs, the Bobcats two time singles state champ, is part of a Radford program that has won the team state title every season since her eighth grade year. The secret to the Bobcats success is in the teacher.

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That's it for the ticker, coming up at six, how Radford University is making the most of the spring jubilee, see ya then.

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The first Friday of each month welcomes a chance for people to get out and enjoy the nice weather, and also contribute to a good cause.
Patrick Evans takes us to the First Union Plaza, where "First Fridays" is underway tonight.
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This was no routine pizza run.
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A deliveryman on his way to work in Charlotte makes a left turn, and down he goes.
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[Closing Animation] The story at eleven.