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Up next on News 7--
Suspended Henry County administrator Sid Clower is expected to plead guilty to embezzling public funds.
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And a judge issues a key ruling today for the suspect in a shooting rampage at the Appalachian School of Law.
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Hazy sunshine across the region with a slight chance for a shower....I'll have your forecast...
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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The man accused of a law school shooting rampage will be evaluated .. to determine if he is mentally capable to stand trial.
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The ruling came down today in a Grundy courtroom.
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Peter (Oh-di-ji-zoo-uh) Odighizuwa faces three capital murder charges for the January shooting rampage at the Appalachian school of law. Defense attorneys say their client is uncooperative and mentally ill. A judge ordered (Oh-di-ji-zoo-uh's) Odighizuwa's evaluations to be completed within 40 days. The defense and Commonwealths's Attorney will each have an expert talk with him at the New River Valley Jail.
Once the evaluations are submitted to the court, the judge will decide whether the case should move forward with a preliminary hearing.
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A Virginia murder case has led to a landmark decision today from the U-S Supreme Court. The court says executing the mentally retarded violates the Constitution. The court ruled in favor of a Virginia inmate on death row for a 19-96 killing in the Hampton Roads area, with an I-Q of 59.



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It looks like suspended Henry County administrator Sid Clower will plead guilty .. to embezzling public funds. Attorney Scott Austin says Clower has signed an agreement to plead guilty to three counts of embezzlement.
The counts stem from the disappearance of hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Henry County Public Service Authority.
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A Virginia technology firm has decided to head quarter itself in Roanoke.
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Executives of Virtual I-T Incorporated cut the ribbon at their new facility on Church Avenue this morning.
Mayor Ralph Smith and City Manager Darlene Burcham came in support of the company.
It makes web-based video surveillance and security equipment for customers which include Fortune 1000 companies and the US Department of Defense.
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((JULIET SILBER/VIRTUAL IT CEO: WE HOPE TO DEVELOP I-SPY ON A NATIONAL BASIS AND OFFER SURVEILLANCE AND MONITORING SOLUTIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPIRATION, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE INDUSTRY.))
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I-T Incorporated employs 10 people in Virginia, and is currently expanding the Tidewater area.
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Turning our attention to Washington, the Bush administration is trying to sell Congress today on its idea of making Homeland Security a Cabinet position.
But as Aleen Sirgany tells us, it could be a tough sell.
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(LOCATOR: CAPITOL HILL)


TOM RIDGE SPENT MONTHS TRYING TO AVOID TESTIFYING ON CAPITOL HILL. BUT TODAY HE SHOWED UP TO PUSH FOR QUICK PASSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT'S PROPOSED DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.

(SOT)TOM RIDGE/HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR


IN HIS FIRST PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON THE MATTER, THE HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR TOLD SENATORS THEY CANT AFFORD TO DELAY CONFIRMATION OF THE NEW CABINET AGENCY. THEY SEEM TO AGREE.

(SOT)SEN. JOE LIEBERMAN/(D)CT

I hope to have this.by september11th
BUT IT WONT EASY. WHILE THE BILL HAS RECEIVED BROAD SUPPORT IN THEORY, THE ROAD TO PASSAGE IS EXPECTED TO BE PAVED WITH POTHOLES.

(SOT)SEN. CARL LEVIN/(D-MI)

We have to be careful not to just crack the egg?
OF PARTICULAR CONCERN, HOW TO GATHER INTELLIGENCE FROM THE F-B-I AND C-I-A, AS NEITHER WILL NOT FALL UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF THE NEW AGENCY.
OTHER QUESTIONS? HOW MUCH THE NEW AGENCY WILL COST...AND HOW IT WILL AFFECT THE 170-THOUSANDS WORKERS WHO WILL BE DUMPED INTO IT.

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RIDGE IS ALSO TESTIFFYING BEFORE THE HOUSE. PRESIDENT BUSH IS URGING CONGRESS TO PASS THE BILL INTO LAW BY THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATTACKS. AS, CBSNEWS,WASH.

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Authorities in Arizona say the 36- thousand- acre wildfire burning northeast of Phoenix was most likely caused by human hands, NOT by a lightning strike.
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High winds are fanning the flames, which are moving swiftly through a national forest.
About four thousand residents have been evacuated, and another seven thousand are on evacuation stand-by.
Arizona's governor has declared a state of emergency to free up money to fight the blaze.
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In Colorado, a wildfire has burned 136- thousand acres.
At least 25 homes are destroyed.
The blaze is so large that a third command post was set up to help coordinate the 12- hundred firefighters battling the fire.
The forest service worker accused of setting the blaze will appear in court today for a bond hearing.
A federal grand jury indicted Terry Barton on four charges that she intentionally set the fire.
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A legal challenge may stop plans for a new Victory Stadium in its tracks. The details are still ahead.
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And it's the worst blood shorage in two years. The region is down to a single day's supply.
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Despite its recent pleas for blood, The American Red Cross says the blood supply is still at a critical level.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more on where things stand at this point.
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Kimberly,
The Red Cross is down to a day's supply for the region.
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Ideally they would like to have a 5 day supply on hand.
But despite weeks of urging people to give blood -- not enough donors are helping out. ((ROLLCUE:...))
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((OUR CURRENT SUPPLY IS PROBABLY THE WORST WE'VE HAD IN THIS PARTICULAR AREAS IN WELL OVER TWO YEARS THAT'S PARTICULARLY CONCERN BECAUSE WE'RE AT THE BEGINNING OF SUMMER WHICH IS DIFFICULT TIME TO COLLECT BLOOD))
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The Red Cross is the only supplier of blood for Carilion Health System.
If something doesn't change soon --the shortage could start affecting hospital patients in our region.
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((THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE WHO USE BLOOD... ALL WALKS OF LIFE))
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If you would like to give blood you have to 17 years of age or older and weigh at least 110 pounds.
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For a donation location near your area call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE
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Kimberly,
Coming up tonight on News 7 at 5, we'll tell what Carilion will have to do if the blood shortage doesn't get any better.

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The date is set.
On July 20th, House Republicans will meet to name a person to replace Speaker Vance Wilkins.
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The 65-member caucus hopes to emerge from next month's meeting with a Speaker- elect.
Observers say the decision is critical for Republicans in light of the recent controversy.
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Four lawmakers have emerged as the top contenders for the Speaker post.
Two of them are from our area .. Lacey Putney and Morgan Griffith.
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Plans for a new Victory Stadium could be on hold-- after a local business group files suit against Roanoke AND city council. The lawsuit filed yesterday stems from a decision made by Roanoke city council to rezone land for a new stadium and amphitheater. As Teresa Hamilton reports, the Williamson Road Area Business Association and Farrell Properties say council should have delayed the decision until a detailed traffic and parking study is completed.
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(( The new Victory Stadium and Amphitheater are slated to be built near the Roanoke Civic Center where traffic is already congested. The Williamson Road Area Business Association says it fully supports the project but says city council acted too quickly in rezoning land for the project. The group and Farrell Properties are appealing the decision saying they believe the potential exists for the project to cause irreparable damage to the Williamson road community... by not FIRST coming up with a way to handle the additional traffic that will filter into the area. [nat sound] In hopes of winning the appeal-- the association and Farrell Properties are trying to have the zoning vote taken by city council thrown out. When the property was rezoned last month-- it took two different votes by city council. The first time there weren't enough yes votes to rezone the land-- so a second vote was taken after city council realized that not rezoning the land that night would have delayed the project for a year. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))
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Last night, we contacted City council member Linda Wyatt for comment... She says council has repeatedly said before ground is ever broken for the project--the traffic issue will be resolved.
She also questioned whether these two groups might be trying to sabotage the project-- saying if the vote is declared null and void it will set the project back and also be costly for the city.

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President Bush wants couch potatoes to take a hike. Still ahead, we'll tell you why.
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And was it murder, an act of mercy, or both? A woman goes on trial for killing her two sons.
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A tragic story is unfolding in a Georgia courtroom today--
A 63- year- old woman was faced with a moral dilemma, now she's facing murder charges.
Randall Pinkston reports.
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FULLSOT (Carol Carr walks into court sobbing... ) I'm so sorry, so

sorry...

(VO`1) 63-YEAR OLD CAROL CARR FACES A LEGAL NIGHTMARE BORN OF

DESPAIR. SHE'S ACCUSED OF KILLING TWO OF HER SONS...

(brother pix) 42-YEAR OLD RANDY SCOTT AND HIS BROTHER 41-YEAR OLD ANDY WHO SUFFERED HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE.. A PROGRESSIVE CONDITION WHICH DESTROYS THE BRAIN...

(dad's pix) IT HAD KILLED THEIR FATHER... A THIRD BROTHER, JAMES, ALSO HAS THE DISEASE.

(nursing home exterior) RANDY AND ANDY WERE LIVING IN A NURSING HOME WHEN THEIR MOTHER DROPPED BY 12 DAYS AGO.

(SOT:TERRY KERNS/Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center ) Nobody

thought she was acting out of the ordinary. She just came for a visit.

( VO 2) SHE HAD A GUN... SHOT EACH SON BEHIND HIS EAR AND WAITED FOR

POLICE.

(SOT: DEBBIE HENRY/NIECE ) We were always worried about what Carol

would do, personally you know, because it had just got to the point that I was afraid she was fixing to crack.

(VO 3- carol exits church) AUTHORITIES ALLOWED HER TO ATTEND HER SONS

JOINT FUNERAL...... AT THE GRAVESITE, FAMILY AND FRIENDS CAME TO CAROL CARR'S VEHICLE... TO OFFER SUPPORT.

(SOT: KENNETH MARTIN ) She loved them more than life itself. The

biggest thing that I can see is just she knew how much they suffered. I mean the kids couldn't feed themselves, they couldn't walk, they couldn't talk.
RP - THERE IS OBVIOUSLY A DEEP RESERVOIR OF SYMPATHY FROM THOSE WHO SEE CAROL CARR AS A DESPARATE MOTHER TRYING TO EASE HER SON'S SUFFERING.. HER LAWYER CALLS HER ACTION A MERCY KILLING.. BUT PROSECUTORS SAY THERE'S NO PROVISION IN THE LAW FOR THAT... SHE'S ACCUSED OF TWO COUNTS OF MURDER.. A CONVICTION COULD SEND HER PRISON FOR LIFE. RANDALL PINKSTON, CBS NEWS, ATLANTA.
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Health is taking center stage at the White House today --
President Bush says if you want to serve your country, get out and EXERCISE....
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On the White House lawn today, Bush opened a day-long fitness fair.
It's part of a four- day health campaign.
The President is urging all Americans to get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day.
He adds that exercise and a good diet will save lives-- and dollars-- and make the country stronger.
He's hoping Americans will learn by HIS example.
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((EXERCISE IS A PART OF MY DAILY LIFE. IT KIND OF HELPS ME DEAL WITH THE STRESS A LITTLE BETTER. AFTER I GET A GOOD RUN IN, I EVEN LIKE THE PRESS CORPS A LOT BETTER."))
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Bush's initiative also calls for more preventive health screenings -- as well as avoiding alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
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On Wall Street at Noon,
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the Dow was DOWN 70 points .. Nasdaq DOWN 17 points.

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Coming up after the break- a former N-B-A bully may learn some manners from his new type of team...
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And listen up, muggles, Harry Potter returns to the screen this year. The details are still ahead.
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In the major leagues-- Rogers Hornsby set the standard for big league second baseman, when he hit safely in 33 straight games 80-years ago. Last night- Luis Castillo matched that mark...
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The Florida Marlins' speedster, tied the mark on a somewhat controversial play in the sixth. He easily beats the errant throw to first on the short bouncer - the official scorer rules it a hit. Castillo erased all doubt an inning later, when he smacked one through the infield into right field. And the Marlins beat the Indians for the second straight night, 2-to-1.
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The Roanoke Valley Horse Show competition steps up as the week-long event enters the final stretch. Tonight is the amazing stick horse race- and Friday night the Jack Russell Terriers take over the ring. The grand finale takes place Saturday night for the 50- thousand dollar Grand Prix. Steve Mason has a look at who is most likely to pick up the big check...
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The deadline for underclassmen to withdraw their names from the upcoming N-B-A has passed-- and UVa's Roger Mason, Junior is going to stick with his decision and NOT return to school...
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Mason thinks he has a future in the N-B-A, and he is giving up his senior season to pursue his dream. However, few believe that the six foot five inch - 200 pounder will be a first round selection. The Silver Spring, Maryland native averaged 19 points and four assists a game this past season. He was a second team, all- A-C-C selection, and was a top 30 finalist for the prestigious Wooden Award.
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A former N-B-A bad boy has been hired to coach in the W-N-B-A. Bill Laimbeer, the four-time all-star, who won 2 N-B-A titles with the Pistons is now the new coach of the W-N-B-A's Detroit Shock. He inherits a winless team - with a few reservations.
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And finally today--
Harry Potter will be making MORE magic on the big screen this Fall.
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The second installment of the "Harry Potter" film series promises more action, humor and adventure.
The teenage wizard is reuniting with his friends for a second year at the Hogwarts School in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets".
It's scheduled for release in mid- November.
The FIRST Harry Potter film was the number one grossing film at the box office in 2001-- bringing in 317-million dollars in the U.S. alone.
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