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Just ahead on News 7 at 5, a Morgan Griffith says the time isn't right for a run as Speaker.
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And a court-ordered evaluation will determine whether the man charged with the law school killings is competent to stand trial.
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Partly cloudy weather for the next few days and temperatures in the lowers 80s. An easy forecast coming up.

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In medical news, how safe are our playgrounds? Safety activists raise new questions.
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And local blood supplies are at a two-year low .. with barely one day's one still on hand.
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And playing while injured .. it goes for all athletic competitions, even horse shows.
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((MORGAN GRIFFITH: ITS THE RIGHT DECISION FOR ME PERSONALLY AND I THINK THE RIGHT DECISION FOR THE CAUCUS FOR ME NOT TO RUN.))
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Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith says the timing is all wrong .. for a run at Speaker of the House.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.





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Griffith made the announcement this afternoon.
He's taking himself out of the running to become Virginia's next Speaker.
The powerful position opened up last week after Vance Wilkins resigned in the wake of a sexual harrassment scandal.
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Justin McLeod spoke to Griffith this afternoon. Justin, why isn't he running?
Jean, Griffith cites both professional and personal reasons behind the decision.
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He says he wouldn't run for a job if he couldn't do it at an A level and he believes he couldnt do that at this time.
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He is currently in the midst of a divorce from his wife of 19 years.
Griffith who is a lawyer from Salem also says his practice keeps him busy.
For those reasons, the majority leader says he just doesn't have time to become the next speaker.
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((MORGAN GRIFFITH: IN A SITUTATION WHERE THE SPEAKER HAS HAD TO RESIGN, YOU'RE LOOKING AT A JOB THAT WILL TAKE TREMENDOUS AMOUNTS OF TIME FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS. NOT JUST BE A 9 TO 5 FULL-TIME JOB BUT WOULD BE A FULLTIME JOB 6 TO 7 DAYTS A WEEK. AND PROBABLY 14 TO 15 HOURS A DAY.))
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Griffith will remain Majority Leader, and he says that will help southwest Virginia keep a strong leadership presence at the capitol.
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As for who will become the next speaker, the only person to say publicly he wants it is Delegate Bill Howell of Fredericksburg.
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Jean tonight at six, we'll ask Griffith about his future. It is one that may include a run for higher office. We'll hear what he has to say at the top of the hour.

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In a Grundy courtroom today... a man facing capital murder charges is ordered to undergo mental evaluations.
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Peter (o-digi-ZOO'-a) Odighizuwa is charged with fatally shooting three people at the Appalachian School of Law in January. Today Judge Patrick Johnson ordered he be evaluated on his competency to stand trial. The Commonwealth's Attorney and defense each picked an expert. In court documents, defense attorneys say their client is un-cooperative and has a long-standing, serious, untreated mental illness. Based on the evaluations, which must be completed in 40-days, the judge will make a decision on whether Peter (O-digi-ZOO-a's) Odighizuwa's case goes forward in the criminal process.
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A California teen has pleaded guilty to a deadly school shooting-
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Andy Williams pleaded guilty today to two counts of first degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder.
The shootings happened last year at a suburban San Diego high school.
The Defense Attorney says Williams is truly remorseful and it was his decision to make the plea.
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((RANDY MIZE/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THIS IS SOMETHING THAT ANDY after CONSULTING WITH HIS FAMILY ... HE HAS DECIDED TO DO.))

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Prosecutors hope to put the 16 year old away for life.
The boys father claims he was bullied and repeatedly burned with the hot metal of cigarette lighters- But prosecutors say they found NO evidence to confirm that.
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It's never been done before- but Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge- says it'll make the nation safer.
Ridge is talking about a new homeland security department- Today as AleenSirgany reports- Ridge is on Capitol Hill trying to sell the idea to Congress.
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(( HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR TOM RIDGE WENT TO CAPITOL HILL WITH A REQUEST AND A PROMISE ...ASKING LAWMAKERS TO MOVE QUICKLY IN PASSING THE PRESIDENTS PROPOSED HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT... AND VOWING TO WORK WITH CONGRESS TO FIX KEY PROBLEMS. TOM RIDGE/HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR:
INTELLIGENCE MISTAKES THAT SURFACED AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH WERE PUT ON THE FRONT BURNER AGAIN TODAY AS LAWMAKERS ASKED HOW EFFECTIVE THE NEW AGENCY CAN BE IN PREVENTING FURTHER ATTACKS, SINCE IT WON'T INCLUDE EITHER THE FBI OR CIA. REP. HENRY WAXMAN: D-CA: We have to look at the performance of our intelligence agenices but it isn't clear how new bureacracy helps fix this WHILE THE BILL HAS RECEIVED WIDE SUPPORT FROM BOTH PARTIES, CERTAIN ISSUES ARE RAISING RED FLAGS. SOME LAWMAKERS FEAR THE NEW AGENCY WILL ELIMINAT GOVERNMENT JOBS. REP. TOM LANTOS/D-CA"One item will be non-negotiable... in all of these agencies. THE CABINET AGENCY WOULD INCLUDE 170-THOUSAND WORKERS, A 37 BILLION DOLLAR BUDGET AND COMBINE MORE THAN 22 GOVERNMENT AGENCIESINCLUDING THE BORDER PATROL, THE COAST GUARD AND IMMIGRATION. PRESIDENT BUSH IS URGING CONGRESS TO PASS THE BILL BY THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATTACKS. HE SAYS HE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE CABINET IN PLACE BY JAN. AS,CBSNEWS,WASHINGTON))
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As wildfires continue to burn acre after acre in Colorado, the woman charged with starting the biggest of the fires has a date in court this afternoon. Jennifer Miller is in Denver with the details.
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(((nats..fire) IT'S ANOTHER HOT, DRY AND TENSE DAY FOR FIREFIGHTERS BATTLING TWO GIANT BLAZES -- STILL ROARING ACROSS COLORADO. CLOSE TO 200-THOUSAND ACRES HAVE BEEN WIPED OUT. .. AND MORE THAN FIFTY HOMES DESTROYED. FUROR STILL RAGES OVER WHAT SPARKED THE HAYMAN BLAZE, THE LARGEST IN THE STATE'S HISTORY.

SOT - JOHN SUTHER/U-S ATTORNEY "These counts reflect the government's

contention that the hayman fire was deliberately set."
IN A DENVER FEDERAL COURTOOM THIS AFTERNOON, PROSECUTORS WILL ASK THAT VETERAN PARK RANGER TERRY BARTON BE HELD WITHOUT BAIL UNTIL TRIAL. THEY BELIEVE BARTON PURPOSELY SET THE BLAZE, SO SHE COULD LOOK LIKE A HERO BY PUTTING IT OUT.
THE FOREST SERVICE EMPLOYEE TOLD INVESTIGATORS THE FIRE GOT OUT OF HAND IN THIS CAMPFIRE RING, WHILE SHE WAS BURNING A LETTER FROM HER ESTRANGED HUSBAND. BUT INVESTIGATORS DOUBT THAT, SAYING..THEY FOUND ENOUGH MATERIAL TO KNOW THE FIRE WAS STARTED WITH MORE THAN TWO SHEETS OF PAPER.

SOT - NATHAN HALE/EVACUATED RESIDENT "There's probably a lot of people

who would like to tie her to a tree and set her on fire."
SUPPORTERS OF BARTON SAY SHE'S NO ARSONIST. FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY BARTON LOVED THE OUTDOORS AND WOULD NEVER INTENTIONALLY HURT THE FOREST, OR ANYONE ELSE.

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"She's a sweety, she wouldn't have done it on purpose."

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AS THE FIRE GETS BIGGER -- SO TOO MAY BARTON'S LEGAL TROUBLES. ANALYSTS SAY SHE COULD BE ON THE HOOK FOR FUTURE DAMAGES AND FUTURE INJURIES -- AS THE BLAZE GROWS...AND MORE PEOPLE BECOME INVOLVED. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, DENVER.
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The forest fire in Rockbridge County that has burned 3-thousand acres should be contained by this evening, but an unusual crew is attracting attention.
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Inmates at the minimum security Cold Springs Correctional facility are working the firelines. On Tuesday, the inmates saved the life of a firefighter who stopped breathing from smoke inhalation.
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((ESTEL PERRY/INJURED FIREFIGHTER; THE CREW DID A GREAT JOB GETTING ME OUT. THE SAFETY OFFICERS, ALL THE EMT'S INVOLVED, I REALLY DO APPRECIATE THEM.)) ((TOM RUNNETT/VA DEPT. OF FORESTRY; EVERYBODY HAD THEIR HANDS ON HIM, EVERYBODY DID A GOOD JOB. WE'VE GOT SOMEBODY UP AND WALKING AROUND WITH US NOW THAT WOULDN'T BE WITH US WITHOUT THE HARD WORK OF THE BOYS UP ON THE HILL.))
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We'll have more on what the Cold Spring inmates are getting out of the program tonight on News 7 at 6.
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Blood supplies were already low .. now it's at the lowest point in years. The latest is just ahead on Healthcheck.
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And concerns over playground safety. Some activists say it's too easy for too many children to get hurt.
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If you think your neighborhood playground is safe- think again- According to consumer groups- there are many hidden dangers.
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A new survey finds three out of four playgrounds did not have enough protective surfacing to cushion children from falls-
About 80 percent of playground injuries result from falls.
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((RACHEL WEINTRAUB/CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA: THIS IS NINE INCHES OF PROTECTIVE SURFACING. THIS IS ONE OF THE NECESSARY CONDITIONS TO PREVENT SERIOUS FALL INJURIES.))
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The study says other dangers include equipment that is too high- openings that can entrap children- and swings that are too close together.
The group says parents and school administrators should survey playgrounds to make sure they're safe and ask local governments to make improvements.

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In health tonight,
The Red Cross is down to a one day supply of blood. And if more donors don't start giving blood soon local hospitals could be affected.
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As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton found out this is the worst blood shortage in more than 2 years.
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That's right Jean,
And despite the Red Cross emergency calls for more donors --
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the number of donors is still drastically low. The summer is typically a difficult time to collect blood.
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The Red Cross is the only blood supplier for the Carilion Health System.
And when they're aren't enough donors -- its hospitals feel the impact.
If things don't turn around soon doctors might be forced to postpone surgeries and other procedures.
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But despite the Red Cross' emergency appeal for more donors -- the blood supply is still at critically low level. The Red Cross is down to a one day supply on the shelf for the region.
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Carilion hopes it won't get the point where they may have to ration blood.
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The Red Cross says donating only takes about an hour of your time it can prolong someone else's life.
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For more information or a donor location in your area you can call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE
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Not even a long drought has to stand in the way of a good-looking garden, as Patrick Evans learned in Botetourt County.
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Gary Osborne is retired, but you'll find him hard at work from sun-up to sundown, cultivating his ever expanding gardens in Botetourt County.
Patrick Evans found Gary working on some great plants for the drought conditions we're dealing with, here's today's Growin' It.
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Stocks take another nosedive. Our Marketwatch report is just ahead.
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And we'll climb aboard a taxi where you can't sit down .. and passengers don't seem to mind.
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Stocks headed down at the start today, and never recovered.
Alexis Christoforous has our Marketwatch report.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the Thursday afternoon Two Minute ticker.
All week long we have been talking about the Roanoke Valley Horse Show. The show, now in its 31st year, offers incredibly intense competition for both the rider and the horse, and as a result, injury is quite common.
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Five time Grand Prix winner Aaron Vale dislocated his shoulder riding two weeks ago. When rider or horse get hurt, they can come to this gentleman. Brian McLaren is an equine veterinarian and Australia's highest qualified acupuncturist both in humans and in animals.
McLaren is demonstrating his techniques at the horse show this week. He uses a torch that has a beam of light which stimulates the skin at the injury point to trigger a specific healing result.
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McLaren treats humans as well in order to eliminate chronic pain. With horses, his objective is to teach the animal's owner his techniques.
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The city of Charlotte is still hopeful that it can land an NBA franchise. Boston businessman Steve Belkin has met with Charlotte officials this week and today he is talking to the NBA. He says the chances of a team landing in Charlotte are good if the city commits to building a new arena in the next 90 days. If not, Charlotte may never have pro hoops again.
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One team that is still enjoying success in the Queen City is the Charlotte Sting. Last night in the WNBA, the Sting crushed the Washington Mystics 78-64 at the Charlotte Coliseum. Charlotte is unbeaten in four home games this season and the club has stretched its home winning streak to 11 regular-season games. It also snapped first-place Washington's six-game win streak last night. Andrea Stinson scored 27 points last night. The most by any Sting player in the last 55 games.
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A beefed up JJ Redick leads the way tonight at the top of the hour. See you then everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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Finally, couples have the chance to really get their motors running .. with a new kind of transportation in Poland.
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It's called the "Love Taxi", and it is causing quite a controversy in Warsaw.. Its owner says passengers have the freedom to do whatever they want while riding .. and you can figure out the rest. Some people find the "Love Taxi" daring while others claim it is a violation of morals and good manners.
But it seems clear many of the passengers really do like the "Love Taxi."
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