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Today on News 7 at 5, police in California arrest a suspect in this week's rape and murder of a five year old girl.

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And a local teenager is convicted of murder.
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High humidity following some midday thunderstorms. We'll check the weekend forecast for you in just a moment.

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On health check, we'll see a treatment that brings relief to some who suffer chronic pain.
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Wall Street drops to its lowest level in nine months.
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And Mike Stevens will tell us which Awesome Winston Cup Driver won the pole for Sunday's race.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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((At 9:55 this morning members of the investigative team aressted Alejandro Avila. ))
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A suspect is in custody in connection with the murder of a 5-year old California girl, and police say he has a criminal record.
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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon. Despite this morning's arrest, authorities in California say the investigation into the death of Samanth Runnion is not over. -- 27-year-old Alejandro Avila was taken into custody following the search of an apartment complex near the area where the girl's body was found.. Samantha was taken from her Los-Angeles neighborhood Monday by a man who drove up and asked for help finding his puppy. Her body was found a day later. Chris Lawrence joins us live from Stanton California with more.
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((police have arrested a man in the case of smaantha runnions kidnapping and murder. and court records show alejandro avila was charged with molesting two girls under the age of 14. Avila was tried and acquitted and the charges were dismissed.
Overnight, deputies searched Avila's apartment, not far from the area where Samantha's body was found. And police have released the 911 tape frm the an who discovered her body.

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LATER, THE DISPATCHER ASKS:

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Police say a man snatched Samantha near her home Monday. He molested her, then killed her by asphyxiation and left her body where he knew police would find it.

(SOT, CARLOS BELTRAN, NEIGHBOR, "They say the way he killed the little

girl he's asking for help. But what kind ofr help. He should have asked before he did this.")
Neighbor Carlos Beltran says even if police get the killer off the street, they can't take away what he left behind for the children.

(SOT, BELTRAN, "We put into their hearts the fear of grownups. And I

don't think it's for them to live wondering what's going to happen to me.")

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A 17-year old was found guilty of first degree murder in Roanoke this afternoon.
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The defendant claimed Maurice Grogan was "rushing" him, that the 18-year old victim grabbed the gun, the two struggled over it and it went off as the two hit the ground. The judge didn't buy that version of the events. Judge Charlie Dorsey settled on a verdict of first degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of murder. Courtney Simon faces the full range of punishment when he's sentenced in September... from indefinite commitment as a juvenile ...to life in prison in an adult penitentiary.
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Virginia is one of 21-states now included in a recall of 18-million pounds of beef.
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The meat was processed by ConAgra, based in Greeley, Colorado. So far eighteen people have become sick after eating E-coli tainted beef processed at the plant. The recalled meat was processed between April 12th and July 11th and was distributed through Safeway and Sam's Club. You can find a packing date on the label of each product. Officials urge you to cook any meat to an internal temperature of 150-degrees to kill any pathogens.
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More information is posted on the U-S-D-A Web site. You can find it through a link to our site at WDBJ-7-dot-com.

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Three local teens received a national award today -- for saving a life..
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Benjamin Graboyes (gray-boys), Christopher Mullins and Andrew Ryder are on the Blacksburg High School swimming team.
During a swim-meet in December, a boy from the other team slipped and hit his head -- then fell into the pool.
The three teens rushed into the pool to rescue him. He made a full recovery..
Today Radford's chapter of the American Red Cross presented the teens with the "Certificate of Merit" -- which is given to people who save a life using skills learned in a Red Cross health and safety course.
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((PAULA DOWNS/AMERICAN RED CROSS - "THEY JUST HAPPENED OT HAVE THAT TRAINING BE ON THE HIGH SCHOOL TEAM AND NOTICE THAT AN EMERGENCY DID EXIST. AND I THINK YOU KNOW THAT'S THE KEY TO ANYTHING -- KNOWING THAT THERE IS AN EMERGENCY AND THEM BE ABLE TO ACT AND HAVE THOSE SKILLS NEEDED TO BE ABLE TO HELP A VICTIM"))
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The boys did not know they were going to receive the award today..
But they had to fill out paper-work to apply for it..
Red Cross Officials solved that problem by telling the boys the award application was a routine accident report.
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Still to come on the newscast, we will see a new treatment offering relief to people who suffer from severe back pain,
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Also we will see what local doctors are recommending for their patients concerned about hormone replacement therapies.


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[5-Hormone-Replacement]


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In health check tonight,
The American College of OB-GYN's has started a special task force to do more research on hormone replacement therapy.
The move is a response to recent findings on one of the popular brands, Prempo. Researchers concluded that the risks outweigh the benefits.
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As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton found out the task force plans to give its recommendations to doctors by August.

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That's right Shannon, In the meantime doctors must determine on their own the best way to treat their patients.
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I spoke with a Salem OB-GYN who says most of hers colleagues are very cautious about prescribing Prempro and they're assessing each patients risk individually.
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((The recent findings that Prempro increased a women's risk for stroke, heart attack, and breast cancer have many women asking their doctors if they should stop taking it.
Ann Thompson has been on the estrogen-progestin combination for a year.
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((IT'S MADE A DRAMATIC DIFFERENCE IT'S REDUCED THE HOT FLASHES AND MOOD SWINGS THOSE ARE THE MAIN REASONS I WANTED TO DO IT. AT THIS POINT I CAN'T IMAGINE BEING WITHOUT IT)) [RUNS13]
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Doctor Mona Sadek says at this point she will still prescribe it to patients only after she reviews their medical and family history. But then only for the short term, no longer than 4 years.
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((IF WOMEN ARE TAKING IT SIMPLY HOT FLASHES, NIGHT SWEATS AND MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS THERE IS STILL BENEFIT IN TAKING IT FOR THE SHORT TERM. BUT LONG TERM THE BENEFITS ARE NOT REALLY THERE)) [RUNS12]
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She says its easy for women to be alarmed when they hear the static's that Prempro increases the risk for stroke by 41 percent, heart attack by 29 percent and breast cancer by 26 percent. But she says those numbers are based on the total population.
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((WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE INDIVIDUAL RISK FOR PATIENT HERSELF ONE PERSON HAS A TENTH OF A ONE PERCENT RISK OF HAVING BREAST, CANCER, HEART ATTACK STROKE OCCUR TO THEM )) [RUNS14]
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In terms of other hormone replacement drugs that are estrogen-progestin combinations, Sadek says you can't group them all together.
Prempro was the only one that was used in the study.
She says women on Premarin or other estrogen only drugs should not panic. So far those drugs haven't shown an increase risk of breast cancer, heart attack or stroke.
As for Thompson, she's not ready to give up Prempro.
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((AT THIS POINT I THINK I'M GOING TO CONTINUE FOR AWHILE UNLESS SOMETHING ELSE BETTER COMES ALONG)) [RUNS07]
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Doctor Sadek more women will now start choosing other options to relieve menopausal symptoms such as soy supplements.

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Shannon,

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A new treatment for back problems is helping patients who have lived with pain for years. The F-D-A recently approved a system that helps the body make its own bone.
Dr. Mallika Marshall has the latest.
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((SHE HASN'T TRIED BUNGEE JUMPING -- YET-- .BUT 50-YEAR OLD JUDY WEISHAMPEL (WHY SAMPLE) IS GAME. IN FACT-- SHE'S BEEN TOOLING AROUND IN THE GARDEN THIS SUMMER

NAT SOT: I PLANTED SOME BUSHES THE OTHER DAY

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A FAR CRY FROM THE STATE FOUND HERSELF IN .. 18 MONTHS AGO. ONE DAY WHILE TRYING TO SIT DOWN-- SHE MISSED THE CHAIR -- AND HER BACK GAVE WAY.

SOT: JUDY WEISHAMPEL/INFUSE SYSTEM PATIENT

19:15:16 VACUUMING JUST BENDING OVER TO PICK UP A PIECE OF PAPER. IT JUST DIDN'T HAPPEN. I JUST COULDN'T DO IT.
AND THE EXCRUCIATING PAIN DIDN'T GO AWAY. WHEN LIVING WITH IT WAS NO LONGER AN OPTION JUDY DECIDED TO TRY A BACK NEW FUSION SYSTEM CALLED "INFUSE. " IT PROMISES TO ELIMINATE THE SOMETIMES PAINFUL PROCEDURE OF TAKING BONE FROM THE PATIENTS OWN HIP TO HELP PERMANENTLY ATTACH TWO VERTEBRAE.

SOT: DR. REGINALD DAVIS/NEUROLOGIST, GREATER BALTIMORE MEDICAL CTR.

18:26:00 YOU CAN ACHIEVE A FUSION EQUAL TO THE GOLD STANDARD OF THE PATIENT'S OWN BONE-- BUT WITHOUT HAVING TO HARVEST THE PATIENT'S OWN BONE.
STANDUP:
INSTEAD--- THE SYSTEM USES A PROTEIN KNOWN AS "B-M-P"-- BONE

MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN WHICH IS PLACED INSIDE TWO TITANIUM CAGES IN-BETWEEN THE VERTEBRAE AND SENDS A MESSAGE TO THE VERTEBRAE TO GROW BONE .BASICALLY FILLING IN THE SPACE ..AND MAKING A FUSION.

NAT SOT: THE BONE GROWTH IS QUITE EVIDENT.//THERE WAS NO BONE PLACED

HERE. IT WAS STIMULATED BY THE BMP. 18:41:58

.8-MONTHS LATER --- JUDY WAS DRIVING FROM MARYLAND TO OHIO FOR HER

BROTHER'S WEDDING AND SINCE RARELY EVEN THINKS ABOUT HER FUSION -- OR BACK PAIN. DR. MALLIKA MARSHALL, CBS NEWS.))

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Coming up after this break, Robin will have our detailed weekend forecast.
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But first we will see a local restaurant that's giving its customers a chance to learn more about how their meal was prepared.
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When you go to a restaurant you usually don't get to see the person who prepared your meal. But a monthly event at the Hotel Roanoke allows guests to have dinner with the chef. And, at this meal, it's OK to talk with your mouth full. In fact, it's encouraged. Brent Watts has more.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Mike Stevens will have the NASCAR qualifying results from New Hampshire,
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and we'll tell you what it took to get a Kansas man to make a big splash on national television.
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On Wall Street today, investors in a rush to sell stocks shaved 390 points off the Dow Industrials Average. That put the market even lower than it was in the days following September 11th.
Alexis Christoforous reports.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to your Friday night. The Cup cars are making left turns in Loudon, New Hampshire this weekend for the New England 300.
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Qualifying this afternoon was dominated by Bill Elliott - who won the pole with a lap at 131 point 469 miles an hour on the one mile oval. Mike Skinner was a solid second. Here's the complete lineup.
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[SUPER=0107-16. Michael Waltrip//17. Mark Martin//18. Sterling Marlin//19. Terry Labonte//20. Ken Schrader//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Jeff Burton//22. Steve Park//23. Kurt Busch//24. Kevin Harvick//25. Steve Grissom//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Robby Gordon//27. John Andretti//28. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//29. Joe Nemechek//30. Jeff Green//;]
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The Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association invaded Radford University's Dedmon Center today with the annual City-County Swim Meet.
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Over a thousand swimmers hit the water this morning to kick off the two day event. The City-County meet has a rich history that dates back to the 1960's.
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Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's basketball player of the year and Bridgewater senior Kyle Williford has signed a contract to play professional basketball in Germany.
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Williford, a consensus first team Division III All-American, will begin practice July 30th in a basketball league located 25 miles west of Frankfurt.
As a senior at Bridgewater, Williford averaged 24 points and nine rebounds a game.
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Coming up on News 7 at Six - the Commomwelath Games big weekend opened this morning and the Hokies are getting ready for the second annual women's camp tomorrow. Take care folks and have a safe weekend. [GO TO BREAK]

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This fall, you can have a chance to get close to some artifacts from the ill-fated Titanic.
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An exhibit called "Titanic Science," opens October 5th at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond.
The display includes more than 100 artifacts from the historic ship that rests two and a half miles beneath the surface.
Much of the exhibit is aimed at children.
It includes hands-on displays showing why and how the ship sank, and why eventually, the vessel will become nothing but sand beneath the Atlantic.
It's been a few years since James Cameron's movie ruled the box office.
But museum officials say Titanic fever is as strong as ever.
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((Mark Lach/Titanic Science Spokesperson: CERTAINLY HOLLYWOOD AND POP CULTURE HAVE DONE THEIR PART TO KEEP THIS STORY ALIVE. BUT THE STORY IS SO MUCH BIGGER THAN BOTH OF THOSE THINGS SO MUCH BIGGER THAN HOLLYWOOD COULD EVER BE. AND WHEN YOU HAVE THE ARTIFACTS LIKE THIS, REAL PIECES OF THE REAL SHIP, I THINK TO THE VISITORS OF AN EXPEDITION LIKE THIS, IT REALY SPEAKS TO THEM IN A REALLY INTIMATE, VERY PERSONAL LEVEL.))
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A contest winner in Kansas made a big splash this morning.
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A local radio station held its annual belly flop competition. Large listeners were encouraged to compete, in costume, as a crowd cheered them on.
The winner is 400-pound Roy Golka of Independence, Missouri. Golka also won last year's belly flop contest.
For his prize, he was given a choice of one thousand dollars or his weight in beef. He chose the beef.
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