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Today on News 7 at 5, the man known as the American Taliban makes a surprising decision today. We will have a live report.
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Also it was a scary day for investors on Wall Street. At one point the market was down 400 points.
We'll see how it finished in today's Marketwatch report.
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Summer temperatures come back with a vengence this week as upper 90s are not out of the question. Details just ahead.

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On Health Check, we'll see why some back patients chose to have their vertebrae fused,
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A local health system wins an award for its use of technology.
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Roanoke's main post office is renamed. We'll tell you why.

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((IN THE CASE OF THE UNITED STATES VERSUS JOHN WALKER LINDH, THE DEFENDANT HAS AGREED TO PLEAD GUILTY AND FACE 20 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON.))
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American Talbian John Walker Lindh pleads guilty today- avoiding life in pirson-
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The American Taliban won't go on trial next month after all- Instead he's going right to jail- for 20 years.
That's the prison term agreed to in a plea bargain- in which Lindh admits his guilt on two charges against him.
White House officials say the President approved the outline of the Lindh plea- Under the terms- Lindh will have to cooperate on future investigations into the Taliban and al-Qaida.
Teri Okita is following the story- She joins us live with the latest from Washington.
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((THERE WAS STUNNED SILENCE IN THE PACKED COURT WHEN 21-YEAR-OLD JOHN WALKER LINDH, LOOKING CALM IN HIS GREEN PRISON JUMPSUIT, TOLD THE JUDGE THAT HE WAS GUILTY OF SUPPLYING SERVICES TO THE TALIBAN AND CARRYING EXPLOSIVES DURING THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY. PAUL MCNULTY/US ATTORNEY: "The defendant saw the strength of our case... in trial we would have prevailed on all counts." IN CHANGING HIS PLEA, LINDH TOLD THE JUDGE "I provided services as a soldier to the Taliban from August to November of last year, and carried a rifle and two grenades. I did so knowingly and willingly knowing it was illegal.
FOR THE FIRST TIME, LINDH'S BROTHER AND SISTER JOINED THEIR PARENTS IN COURT, AND ALL SAY THEY STILL SUPPORT HIM. Marilyn Walker/Walker-Lindh's mother John is honest, a good son and a Muslim FRANK LINDH/FATHER never once did john say anything against America. john loves America. AS PART OF HIS PLEA AGREEMENT, LINDH WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL AND AN APPEAL, AND HAS AGREED TO PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION HE MAY HAVE ON THE TALIBAN OR TERRORIST ACTIVITY TO THE GOVERNMENT. HE ALSO WITHDREW CLAIMS HE WAS MISTREATED WHILE IN CUSTODY. IN EXCHANGE, ALL TERRORISM CHARGES AGAINST HIM HAVE BEEN DROPPED. AT LINDH'S SENTENCING ON OCT.; 4TH, HE FACES A MAXIMUM 20 YEARS IN PRISON WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE. Okita: He'll be free by age 41. TO, CBS NEWS, ALEXANDRIA, VA. Now back to you.))

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What a rebound today- for the stock market.
After losing more than 400 points during the afternoon, the Dow has come back -- finishing down by fewer than 50 points.
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President Bush spoke to Americans about the economy today- He says America must get rid of what he called the hangover- that we have- as a result of the economic binge we just went through.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: WE WERE IN A LAND OF ENDLESS PROFIT. THERE WAS NO TOMORROW WHEN IT CAME TO YOU KNOW THE STOCK MARKETS AND CORPORATE PROFITS. AND NOW WE'RE SUFFERING A HANGOVER FOR THAT BINGE. BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THE ECONOMY OUR ECONOY IS FUNDAMENTALLY STRONG.))
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President Bush said corporate America must be respobnble and treat its investors and employees with respect-
We'll have a complete wrap of the numbers from Wall Street coming up in a few minutes in our Marketwatch report.

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The Giles County Sheriff is on the other side of the law ... facing felony and misdemeanor charges. Larry Falls was arrested over the weekend for breaking and entering with the intent to commit assault and battery. He is currently out on bond. An arrest warrant says Falls broke into his sister in law's house demanding to see his wife. While there, it says he pushed both women. The warrant claims when he was told to leave he said quote "What are you going to do call the police - what do you think they're going to do something with me?" Falls has been with the Sheriff's Department for 15-years. A special prosecutor is expected to be assigned to the case. Sheriff Falls has hired an attorney.

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Bridge repairs may cause traffic problems on I-81 in Rockbridge County this week.
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Crews are going to be working at night to fix a bridge damaged in a tractor-trailer accident.
Starting at 7pm each night, one northbound lane will be closed for about two miles around the Natural Bridge/Fancy Hill exit.
The lane shutdown will start at about mile marker 178, and extend to mile marker 180.
The work is supposed to be finished by Friday.
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Negotiations for a regional water authority are now under way in the Roanoke Valley. And today, members of Roanoke City Council said they will do their best to keep politics out of the early discussions.
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City Manager Darlene Burcham, County Administrator Elmer Hodge and other top officials held their first formal meeting on Friday.
Today, City Council Member Bill Bestpitch complimented Mayor Ralph Smith for suggesting that elected leaders allow the city and county staff to conduct initial meetings on their own.
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((I THINK YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT SIR. I THINK THIS IS THE TIME FOR US TO TRUST OUR CITY MANAGER AND HER STAFF, THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR AND HIS STAFF TO GET TOGETHER AND WORK OUT THE INITIAL OUTLINE OF THE AGREEMENT.))
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Members of city council say they plan to exercise their responsibilities at the appropriate time, but say for now, they will allow city and county officials to work on the plan without interference.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will see why some back patients are electing to have some extreme surgery,
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and the woman convicted after her dog viciously killed a neighbor learns how long she will be in prison.
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A judge today sentenced a San Francisco woman to four years in prison- for the dog mauling death of her neighbor.
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Marjorie Knoller showed no emotion as a judge sentenced her-
It was last year that Knollers's two massive dogs attacked and killed Diane Whipple- as the college lacrosse coach tried to enter her apartment.
Before her sentence became official, Knoller was asked one last time by prosecutors to apologize for her dog's actions- but she refused.
Knoller contends Whipple's death was not her fault.
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A former Roanoke Congressman says he's overwhelmed by an act of Congress to rename the Star City's main post office after him.
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Caldwell Butler today accepted the honor with grace and humor at a ceremony in the parking lot of the Rutherford Avenue institution. The Roanoke-native represented the sixth district in Congress from 1972 to 1983 and is perhaps best known for voting to impeach fellow Republican Richard Nixon. Butler says he misses public service and hopes his record stands for itself.
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((CALDWELL BUTLER/FORMER CONGRESSMAN: I WOULD LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED AS A MAN WHO DIDN'T HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT EVERYTHING AND ALSO THAT I RESERVED JUDGEMENT UNTIL TIME TO EXERCISE IT. THAT'S MY STYLE AND I'D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED THAT WAY.))
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte, who co-sponsored the legislation to re-dedicate the Post Office, says Butler's name will always be synonomous with courage and integrity.
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Some national recognition for the Carilion Health System..
It's has been named one of the top 10 "wireless" hospitals in the country by the American Hospital Association.
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Chris Schaffer is here with more on that story -- Chris -- what does it mean when a hospital goes wireless?
Jean, the technology we're talking about is similar to what you'll find on a cell phone...
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But instead of conversations, doctors and nurses use it to send patient information.
They call it a technological safety net.
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Carilion's spent millions of dollars on wireless technology

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The result -- a *mobile* system that keeps track of the medications patients are taking. Similar systems have been used for years -- the difference at Carilion is how easy it is for care-givers to keep the unit with them.

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((DIANE - "THERE IS DEFINITELY A CHECKS AND BALANCES SYSTEM THAT GIVES US MUCH MORE OF A CHANCE OF PREVENTING UNNECESSARY MED ERRORS. THERE'S A LOT MORE SAFETY TO THE PATIENT"))
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Some patients are on *dozens* of medications.. A central computer keeps records of every dose, schedules the next dosage, and warns against harmful drug interactions.


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((GREG - "EACH STEP THAT THEY GO THROUGH THE COMPUTER IS THERE FOR THEM GIVING THEM INDICATIONS THAT IT'S O-K TO PROCEED, VALIDATING THEIR WORK AND DOCUMENTING THEIR WORK"))
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After more than a year of planning, the hospital's been using the system for about six months

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((DIANE - "WE'VE ADAPTED TO IT VERY WELL AND IT DEFINITELY -- IT'S DEFINITELY A LOT SAFER FOR THE PATIENT"))
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Carilion's not satisfied with the recognition it's getting now...
Hospital officials say the next step will be even smaller mobile devices, possibly a hand-held computer that nurses could carry in their pocket..
And it would still be connected to the wireless network.
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(KIND OF LIKE PALM PILOT)
That's exactly what it might look like -- with so many patients and so many medications they just want to do whatever they can to keep everything organized.
Jean?

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If you suffer from chronic back pain, you may be considering surgery. Fusing the vertebrae is a common procedure for some problems. While it works for many patients, a growing voice in pain management says sometimes it is not necessary.
Dr. Sean Kenniff reports.
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(("OH-- MY BACK!".....WORDS-- ONE OUT OF FOUR OF US WILL EXCLAIM (utter) SOMEDAY. FOR MANY..IT MEANS REST..A FEW PAIN KILLERS -- AND THE BACK ACHE DISAPPEARS.
BUT EVERY YEAR MORE THAN 150-THOUSAND OTHERS--LIKE BOBBY YARNELL....WIND UP ON THE OPERATING TABLE-- UNDERGOING SPINAL FUSION. THEIR VERTEBRAE ARE --PERMANENTLY-- ATTACHED TOGETHER. HIS DOCTOR TOLD HIM HE'D BE BACK TO SKIING IN ABOUT A YEAR..

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WE ARE NEAR 17-MONTHS AND I AM CERTAINLY NO WHERE NEAR SKIING. RIGHT NOW IT'S HARD FOR ME TO WALK.
SO - HE'S BACK FOR A MILLIGRAM-- A COMPLEX DIAGNOSTIC TEST TO SEE IF MORE CAN BE DONE TO HELP EASE HIS PAIN. AT 29-HE'S ALREADY GIVEN UP HIS DREAM OF TEACHING CHILDREN.

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I FEEL LIKE IT HAS TAKEN AWAY MY LIFE-- EVERYTHING I LOVE TO DO....
STANDUP:DR. SEAN KENNIFF ...SOME BACK PAIN SPECIALISTS HAVE BEGUN TO OPENLY URGE A MORE CONSERVATIVE APPROACH OF CONDITIONING EXERCISE, WEIGHT-LOSS, DRUGS-- EVEN THE KILLING OFF OF SPECIFIC NERVES.

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FOR PEOPLE WHO SIMPLY HAVE BACK PAIN-- NOT WHAT I CALL-- INSTABILITY-- THEY SHOULD AVOID FUSION AT ALL COST.

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FUSION-- DR. HIESIGER (HEES-IGER) SAYS IS ONLY FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE SPINES WHICH LITERALLY SLIP BACK AND FORTH.

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AND IN THE END-- THE PAIN REDUCTION MAY BE TEMPORARY. THE FUSION WILL EVENTUALLY CAUSE PRESSURE AND DAMAGE OTHER SPOTS OF THE SPINE...AND COULD LEAD TO MORE SURGERY..
DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEW))

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Coming up next on the newscast, Robin Reed will have the warm forecast,
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and then in Sports, we'll meet a former major leaguer who is going out on a limb to help young hitters wean themselves off of aluminum bats.
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It is plain water to some... to others a source of healing. Bu if it does supply miracles, they may soon be in short supply.
Jennifer Miller explains.. as she takes us to a shrine in Colorado.
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(( IN THE FOOTHILLS OF COLORADO'S ROCKY MOUNTAINS, CATHOLICS COME FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO DRINK THE WATER AND PRAY FOR A MIRACLE.
JOSE ORTEGA/Catholic "I want to get cured for cancer."
MARK ANDREAS/Catholic ( PORTLAND OR) "Drank the water, it was about a year and a half later I had an interesting healing with cancer."
STANDUP: MOTHER FRANCES ZAVIER CABRINI BOUGHT THIS LAND AS A SUMMER CAMP FOR ORPHANED GIRLS NEARLY 100 YEARS AGO. AT THE TIME THERE WAS NO WATER ... BUT MOTHER CABRINI HAD FAITH TO MOVE A MOUNTAIN.

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ON A HIKE WITH THE ORPHANED GIRLS, SHE MOVED A ROCK.
SISTER BERNADETTE CASCIANO/SHRINE ADMINISTRATOR "Water, came right up ... like a little geyser ... water ..." "What was her reaction do you think?" "Oh they were thrilled, but Cabrini knew that she was going to find water, that God really wanted her to have a place up here for the orphaned girls."
OVER TIME, IT HAS ALSO BECOME SACRED GROUND ... DRAWING SOME 150-THOUSAND VISITORS A YEAR.
Sister Bernadette. "Many people really believe it is miraculous ... it is the faith of the people that makes it miraculous."
THE WATER HAS FLOWED NON-STOP FOR NEARLY A CENTURY .... BUT THIS YEAR COLORADO'S DROUGHT THREATENS TO DRY UP ITS SOURCE. SO THE SHRINE IS RATIONING ITS SUPPLY, LETTING THE GROUNDS GO THIRSTY AND SAVING THE SPRING WATER TO QUENCH THE SPIRIT.
FERNANDO ANGUIANO/DENVER "People believe in it."
THEY NOT ONLY BELIEVE IN THE WATER ... THEY BELIEVE THE MIRACLE MOTHER CABRINI DISCOVERED WILL CONTINUE TO FLOW ... DESPITE ONE OF COLORADO'S DRIEST YEARS ON RECORD. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, MOTHER CABRINI SHRINE, GOLDEN ... COLORADO.))

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Coming up next, we will have the final numbers from today's volatile stock market session,
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and then a little later, we will see if Will Smith could keep the top spot on the weekend box office list.
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[5-Marketwatch]


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Traders on Wall Street may be headed to the chiropractor after today's near break-neck session.
After plunging more than 400 points, the Dow started coming back late in the session. By the closing bell, it was down just 45 points.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to a new work week. The Salem Fair has hit the road meaning the Zipper, Invertor and Fireball have been replaced by Carolina League baseball.
The Salem Avalanche returns home tonight to open up a seven game homestand at Salem Memorial. The Avs were last home on July 3rd - since then they have been on the road and at times struggling. They open up a four game series with Potomac tonight, but they return home two games under 500 having lost four games in a row.
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The Hillcats, who lead Potomac by two games in the Northern division are on the road tonight in Wilmington.



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Appalachian League play continues tonight, as well. Pulaski hosts Danville tonight while Martinsville entertains Bristol. Rookie league ball is where minor leaguers begin the transition from aluminum and wooden bats.
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Texas Rangers roving hitting instructor and former big league catcher Butch Wynegar spent time in Pulaski in recent weeks working with the Appy League youngsters. Wynegar says that high school and college players learn that they can't make the same mistakes with wood that they can with aluminum.
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Coming up at the top of the hour on News 7 at Six - Travis Wells will have much more with Wynegar.

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The British Open begins later this week on Thursday. Today, two former PGA Champions got experienced mixed results as they tried to qualify their way into the Open. Steve Elkington - was one of 27 players to make it in, but Mark Brooks did not. He missed out by 8 strokes. Much more for you at the top of the hour - including Lance Armstrong on the move in the Tour De France. Take care everybody. [go to break]

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Tom Hanks has learned the "Road to Perdition" does not lead to the top of the box office.
Even though his new movie with Paul Newman made more than 22 MILLION dollars, it was still not enough to take the number one place.
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[SUPER=03-"Men in Black II;"]


That's because "Men in Black Two" is still there.
The Tommy Lee Jones-Will Smith blockbuster took in 25 MILLION dollars in its second weekend of release, giving it a 12-day total of just over 133 MILLION dollars.
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Hanks and Newman did manage to hit the second slot.
Other major newcomers seemed to find an audience as well.
Matthew McConaughey's ``Reign of Fire'' opened in third place with 16 MILLION dollars, while the latest ``Halloween'' picture brought in just over 12 MILLION.
Adam Sandler's ``Mister Deeds'' rounded out the top five, finishing just ahead of the premiere of the ``Crocodile Hunter'' [Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]