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Today on News 7 at 5, the man accused of killing three people at a Grundy law school will NOT stand trial any time soon. We'll tell you why.
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Also doctors say they have diagnosed a case of West Nile virus in a man who lives in the nation's capital.





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Our fair weather continues with another cool night expected. And the latest on the tropical weather situation coming up as well.

[Medical-Head]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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There are some encouraging signs today with one of the twins separated earlier this week.
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[VO-NAT]

We'll have the details behind an Elvis sighting at Mill Mountain Zoo.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Plus we will see what some farmers are turning to wean themselves off of tobacco.

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For the last several months, birds with the West Nile virus have been found around Northern Virginia. Now the nation's capital has its first human case.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A man from Washington D-C has been diagnosed with the virus.
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((JAMES BUFORD/ACTING DIRECTOR DC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: THE FIRST CASE OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IS A SIGNAL IS AN IMPORTANT SIGNAL.))
[SUPER=01-James Buford/DC Health Dept. Acting Director;]
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[OUT Q=and important signal.]
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A 55-year old man tested positive for the virus. Doctors ran the test on the man after a routine checkup.
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((DR. MICHAEL RICHARDSON/SENIOR DEP. DIRECTOR, HEALTH DEPARTMENT: HE WAS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL AND BECAUSE OF HIS EXAMINATION AND AT THAT TIME LAST MONTH, THE WEST NILE VIRUS WAS SUSPECTED AS A POSSIBLE INFECTING AGENT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Richardson/Health Dept Senior Director.;]
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[OUT Q=as a possible infecting agent.]
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The man lives in an area considered high risk because a high number birds and mosquito pools tested positive for the West Nile Virus in that area.
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The man accused of shooting three people at the Appalachian School of Law in January is headed to a state hospital for mental rehabilitation.
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((PETER ODIGHIZUWA/ACCUSED; YOUR HONOR ALL I'M SAYING IS FIND OUT WHY DONALD RUMSFELD KEEP HARASSING ME.))
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Peter (oh-dig-uh-ZOO'-uh) Odighizuwa said in court today he is being harassed by a number of people including the U-S Secretary of Defense. A judge ruled the 43-year-old isn't competent to stand trial at this time. He's being ordered to a mental hospital for treatment and medication. The decision is based on expert evaluations ... one from the defense the other from the Commonwealth.
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((SHELIA TOLLIVER/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WE FULLY ANTICIPATE THAT WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME HE WILL BE RESTORED TO COMPETENCY BOTH THEIR EVALUATOR AND OURS HAVE BOTH SAID THEY FEEL HE CAN BE RESTORED.)) ((JIMMY TURK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; WE'RE NOT DEALING WITH A NORMAL AVERAGE PERSON HERE WE'RE DEALING WITH SOMEONE WHO'S EXTREMELY MENTALLY ILL AND HAS BEEN FOR A VERY VERY VERY LONG TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Shelia Tolliver/Commonwealth's Attorney; :00]
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(oh-dig-uh-ZOO'-uh) Odighizuwa will spend 60-days in the hospital. His next court date is October 31st when the judge will once again evaluate his competency for trial. Odighizuwa is facing capital murder and the death penalty. Coming up on News 7 at 6 we will see what may happen if the defendant never stands trial.
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Smokers in the City of Salem may soon be paying an extra fifteen cents a pack.
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The City wants to impose a 15-cent per pack cigarette tax to help pay for improvements to Andrew Lewis Middle School.

Revenues would also be pulled from an increase in the lodging tax and a proposed tax on cell-phones. Vice-Mayor Alex Brown, who describes himself as a "closet smoker" says he wouldn't mind paying an extra dollar fifty per carton, but he knows some people would.
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((ALEX BROWN/SALEM VICE-MAYOR: SOME SMOKERS DO FEEL DISCRIMINATED AGAINST AND I UNDERSTAND THAT BUT THERE ARE ONLY CERTAIN THINGS WE CAN TAX. THE SMALL AMOUNT OF PROTEST WE'VE GOTTEN PALES IN COMPARISON TO THE PEOPLE WHO'D BE THERE IF WE DECIDED TO RAISE THE REAL ESTATE TAX.))
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[OUT Q=decided to raise the real estate tax.]
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The Layman Candy Company, which distributes tobacco products in Salem and elsewhere says the city is not being realistic.
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[IN Q=I know they want the revenue...]
[SUPER=01-Glenn Bowe/Layman Candy Co.;]

((GLENN BOWE/LAYMAN CANDY CO.: I KNOW THEY WANT THE REVENUE BUT I THINK THE AMOUNT THEY'RE TAKING ABOUT IS GONNA HURT THE RETAILERS IN THE CITY OF SALEM.))
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[OUT Q=hurt the retailers in the City of Salem.]
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[VO NAT :17] Bowe says localities that impose taxes on cigarettes often lose business to counties whose charters prevent them from following suit. Salem City Council is expected to vote on the issue Monday. If it passes, Vice-Mayor Brown says he expects the tax to go into effect in October.
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[5-Iraq]


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Saddam Hussein is apparently expecting a war with the U-S ... He went on TV today speaking to the Iraqi people about it.
Meanwhile a new poll shows America is behind President Bush if it comes down to war.
Aleen Sirgany has more on the situation and how likely war is.
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((ANTICIPATING U.S ATTACKS.... SADAM HUSSEIN - IN A 22 MINUTE, TELEVISED SPEEECH TO THE IRAQI PEOPLE,
SENT A LOUD MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT BUSH... SAYING HE ISNT SCARED BY U.S THREATS TO TOPPLE HIM. AND HE PROMISED THAT THOSE WHO ATTACK IRAQ WILL BE DIGGING THEIR OWN GRAVES. AS HE SPOKE, THOUSANDS OF IRAQIS PARADED IN THE STREETS SAYING THEY WERE WILLING TO DIE TO DEFEND THEIR LEADER. WHITE HOUSE DISMISSED ...THE SPEECH..AS IRRELANT. .
Phil Reeker/State Dept Spokesman: We continue to leave all our options available regarding Iraq. Saddam Hussein's regime remains a serious threat to the Iraqi people, to the people of the region A GROUP OF IRAQI OPPOSITION LEADERS IN WASINGTON THIS WEEK IS URGING THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE ACTION..SAYING THE U.S CANT AFFORD TO WAIT. Sharif ali bin al Hussein/Iraqi National Congress "all of iraq has suffered for many years because of the oppression of s.h;s regime and there is not a single person out there in iraq who will fight or defend him A CBS POLL SHOWS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WOULD SUPPORT AN ATTACK AGAINST IRAQ, WITH ONLY 26 PERCCENT OPPOSED. BUT THE PUBLIC OVERWHELMINGLY THINKS THE PRESIDENT NEEDS CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL BEFORE GOING TO WAR... 71 PERCENT TO 27 PERCENT. Iraq says Saddam developing weapons of mass destruction, fear nuclear bomb in 3 years. but still, no rush to war, saying the administration will take their time deciding what to do.))


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Coming up next on the newscast, Joy Sutton will tell us about one local hospital's unique treatment of the elderly.
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But first, we will have an update as the fate of an accused killer rests in the hands of a San Diego jury.
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[5-Van-Dam]


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The Danielle van Dam murder case has gone to the jury.
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It began deliberations today to decide if David Westerfield kidnapped and killed the seven year old girl earlier this year.
The 50-year-old self-employed engineer lived two doors from the second grader. Prosecutors say Danielle's blood was found on a jacket that Westerfield took to a dry cleaner two days after she vanished.
But defense attorneys argue Westerfield could not have entered the van Dam home and taken the girl without leaving physical evidence.
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One of the twin girls separated from her sister in surgery
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is beginning to break through her anesthesia.
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((THE LITTLE GIRL MARIA DE JESUS BEGAN TO OPEN HER EYES AND MOVE AROUND A BIT SO WE'RE VERY PLEASED WITH THAT.))
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[OUT Q=very pleased wtih that.]
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Her sister is not moving yet but doctors say that's not necessarily a bad sign- They're hopeful that with each passing day the girls will improve.
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Health care for the elderly has taken on a new dimension at a local hospital.
Carilion Roanoke Memorial now has a unit designed specifically for caring for their needs.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Jean, Carilion started the unit back in October.
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It's called the ACE Unit..which stands for acute care for the elderly.
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((
Sara Fox has been in the hospital many times.. but she says her stay on the ACE unit... has been a new experience.
Not only does her room have special features like a larger clock and calendar...but she says she's getting special treatment.
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((THEY MIGHT HAVE GIVEN ME A COUPLE OF BLOOD TRANSFUSION AND SENT ME HOME NOW THEY'RE GOING TO KEEP ME TILL THEY FIND OUT WHY I HAD THE CONDITION. THAT MEANS A LOT)) [RUNS14]
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The ACE Unit uses a team approach to medical care for the elderly.
It consists of doctors, nurses, physical therapists, social workers, and psychologists who meet several times a week.
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((OUR GOAL IS TO FIND OUT HOW WE CAN GET THEM TO MAINTAIN OR IMPROVE WHAT THEY CAN DO SO THAT THEY CAN GO HOME AND GO HOME SAFELY)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=and go home safely]


90-percent of the patients on the ACE Unit either maintain or improve their function..and their length of stay in the hospital is shorter.
But that isn't always the case in a traditional hospital setting.
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((FOR A PARTICULAR GROUP OF ELDERLY PATIENT HOSPITALIZATION CAN CAUSE THEM TO HAVE MULTIPLE PROBLEMS INCLUDING PROLONGED HOSPITALIZATION AND DECREASED FUNCTIONS)) [RUNS15]
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Roanoke Memorial is the only hospital in Virginia with a unit like this but more hospitals are considering it.
Fox says this is how medicine should be...
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((THEY REALLY MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE THEY'RE INTERESTED IN YOU THAN JUST A MEDICAL PROBLEM)) [RUNS08]
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And she hopes to go home soon not only feeling better but with more knowledge to make sure she won't be back soon.
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((WE LIKE YOU TO DANCE OUT OF THE HOSPITAL)) [RUNS04]
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Jean

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Roanoke's Mill Mountain Zoo is honoring Elvis on the 25th anniversary of his death...
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with a snake. A KING Cobra, named Elvis made his debut at the zoo today. He's ten feet long, though cobras often surpass 18 feet in length. They live on... other snakes... even cannibalizing their own species. Zoo officials insist cobras typically avoid humans, but they also acknowledged that a single bite can kill you. The venom is so powerful it's used in human pain medication. That's why they call him "The King."
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If you are looking for something unique to fix for a special Sunday dinner, you will want to stay tuned.
Patrick Evans has some suggestions in this week's edition of Growing It.
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The city market offers an abundance of locally grown produce, and as we move into August the selection gets even better.
Patrick Evans takes a look at the local offerings, AND examines a pair of most unusual vegetables, today on Growin' It.
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Coming up next, we'll see if the major stock markets can advance for the third day in a row,
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Also we will tell you why the Devil's Tongue has some farmers talking as they search for an alternative to tobacco.
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It hasn't happened in a long time, but the stock market gained ground for the third straight day.
In that time the Dow has added more than 660 points.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday ticker. Lots of baseball this afternoon in the big leagues is already in the books. In the American League, the Yankees doubled up the Royals by a 6-to-3 score. While the Orioles separated the Twins 4-to-1. In the National League the Mets beat the Brewers 9-to-zip.
Florida topped Houston 4-to-3.
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And out in San Francisco a number of folks are sitting in McCovey Cove at Pac Bell park hoping to catch Barry Bonds historic 600th homerun ball. But so far he hasn't had anything to hit.
[super=35-Chicago/6/San Francisco/0/5;]

Bonds walks here in his second at bat in the fourth inning. He also walked in the second inning. The Giants trail the game 6-to-nothing in the fifth inning.
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Much of the hype surrounding the Atlanta Falcons this season is Michael Vick. But what about the defense. Atlanta will field four defensive players this season from either Virginia Tech or Virginia.
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Keith Lyle, Kevin McCadam, Patrick Kerney and Keion Carpenter are all under the direction of former Buffalo Bills head coach Wade Phillips. Phillips brings a new defense to Atlanta. But the 3-4 scheme is only one of many positives he offers the Falcons.
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Coming up tonight at six, we will take a closer look at Keion Carpenter and how far he has come from Tech to the NFL.

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With tobacco revenue and sales declining, farmers are looking for something new to grow.
For some a hot pepper may be just the thing to spice up a rather bleak future.
Dan Wilkinson reports.
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(( YOU CAN CALL DOUG SANDERS THE DOCTOR OF FLAMING HEAT.

(SOT-SANDERS, "When you go to harvest you use a moon suit and people

that are close to it will actually being wearing respirators.")

SANDERS RESEARCHES HOT PEPPERS, THE ABSOLUTE HOTTEST THAT CAN BE FOUND CALLED THE DEVIL'S TONGUE.

(SOT-SANDERS- "It's hot, hot!")



THE SCOVILLE SCALE MEASURES HEAT.
A NORMAL GREEN BELL PEPPER RATES ZERO IN SCOVILLE UNITS.

(SOT-SANDERS, "Jalapenos measure 10,000, cayennes 20,000 scoville

units and this is 350,000 scoville units")
(STANDUP, "The devil's tongue peppers may be some of the hottest in the world but they may be a hot new commodity for North Carolina farmers.")

(SOT-SANDERS "Our ultimate aim is to make it a commercial product

where we are growing, oh three to eight thousand acres.")

THE COMPOUND THAT MAKES THEM HOT IS CALLED CAPSAICIN. IT'S ALSO BEEN FOUND TO EASE CAPSAICIN ARTHRITIS PAINS. A PURE GRAM CAN SELL FOR OVER 5000 DOLLARS, IT CAN ALSO BE USED AS AN ORGANIC PESTICIDE AND A DOZEN OTHER USES.
KENDALL HILL IS A LOCAL FARMER TRYING TO GROW THE PEPPERS ON HIS FARM.

(SOT-HILL, "It will take a lot of acres and that's what we need in

North Carolina as tobacco production decreases we need something to maybe lessen that blow.")

HILL BELIEVES THIS IS ONE CROP THAT COULD BE GROWN BY TOBACCO FARMERS.
SANDERS IS STILL LOOKING FOR A HOTTER PEPPER BUT FOR NOW THE DEVIL'S TONGUE MAY BE HOT ENOUGH TO HELP EASE THE PAIN FELT NOW BY TOBACCO FARMERS. ))


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