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Today on News 7 at 5, an Elliston man is accused of setting last night's fire in Salem.
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and Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel is sentenced for the 1975 murder of his neighbor.

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A quiet weather day but we still have a chance for some showers over the next 24 hours. Details coming up.

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In Sports, Steve Mason has some sad news for fans of the Roanoke Express.
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On Health Check, Joy Sutton has some advice to help students avoid back trouble.
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and the state attorney general will join us to discuss the Amber alert.
News 7 at 5 is next.


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Kennedy Nephew Michael Skakel is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the killing of neighbor Martha Moxely-

Today Martha's brother said this.
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((IT'S DIFFICULT 20 YEARS TO LIFE IT'S DIFFICULT TO COMPARE THAT TO WHAT LIFE WOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE WITHOUT.. WITH MARTHA.))
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The Moxleys have HAD life without martha.. Now Michael Skakel will have many yhears of his life without FREEDOM.
Skakel was sentenced to the maximum today- 20 years to life behind bars.
Jim Acosta was in court- He has the story.
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(( Convicted of a murder that happened 27 year ago ...Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel found no refuge in his family connections and received close to the maximum sentence...20 years to life in prison. t: Court Artist: Jane Rosenberg. Taking the stand in this sentencing phase Skakel sobbed as he says he has found God. He maintained he is innocent in the killing of his teenage neighbor Martha Moxley. Saying quote: I would love be able to say I committed this crime so the Moxley family can have rest and peace . I am innocent as charged... whatever sentence you impose on me I accept in Gods' name.
Once Skakel finished it took only seconds for the judge to fire back...calling the murder especially vicious. The judge said Skakel has been "living a lie about his guilt." Though pleased by the sentence the victim's mother wanted an admission of guilt from skakel. DOROTHY MOXLEY/ Victim's mother. He didn't say he was sorry and I'm convinced he killed Martha The dramatic conclusion to this trial followed an attempt by the defense to portray Skakel as a changed man who survived alcoholism and a brutal father. Skakel's lawyer read letters of support including one from Robert Kennedy, Junior who described his cousin as a cross between John Candy and John Belushi. Prosecutors seized on Skakel's privileged upbringing saying that if Skakel pulled himself up by his bootstraps he did it wearing velvet boots. Johnathan Benedict/Prosecutor. "It sounds to me as skakel thinks of himself as someone who has been crucified.
Michael Sherman/Skakel's attorney. " The sentence fits the crime if had committed the crime "
STANDUP: WITH GOOD BEHAVIOR SKAKEL COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE IN 11 YEARS.JIM ACOSTA...CBS NEWS, NORWALK CONNECTICUT.))

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New information tonight on a murder yesterday in Pulaski.
Police have now identified a suspect.
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36-year-old Jerry Killen has been charged with the shooting death of his wife Amanda.
Killen was arraigned this morning in Pulaski County on charges of second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
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Police found Amanda Killen's body yesterday morning in front of the couple's Newbern Road home.
She was 24.
Police say their two children, a boy and a girl, are now with relatives.
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Salem Police have charged an Elliston man with setting a house fire in Salem last night.
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The fire broke out a little before Eleven at this home on McCauley Avenue.
That's just off Electric Road.
No one was injured- but authorities say the house is a total loss.
48 year old James Earl Potts is charged with arson. Salem police say he is jailed without bond.
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Members of the African-American community took to the streets in Danville this afternoon. They are protesting what they perceive as a series of cases of police brutality in the city.
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Justin McCleod joins us from the Danville police department.
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Justin adlibs
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Justin, the chief of police says he doesn't believe there is any racial tension in the department. But does he expect any changes?


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In health check tonight,
If your child's backpack weighs too much... it could lead to a number of back and muscle problems.
But how heavy is too heavy?
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with some answers.
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Jean,
There are some easy ways to tell ,
For example, if your child hunches over when wearing the backpack in order to carry the weight that's one warning sign.
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Or if your child leans to one side when carrying the load or has a tendency to be pulled backwards when the backpack is put on.
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(( A recent study found that nearly 80 percent of students described their backpacks as heavy and 46-percent say their backpacks actually cause them pain.
But pain might be only the beginning of their problems..if they continue to carry a heavy load.
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Pediatrician John Moore says to avoid problems --the first rule is to make sure the backpack fits properly.
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((WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE IS A BACKPACK THAT SITS COMFORTABLY ON YOUR SHOULDERS IT SHOULD COME DOWN TO THE MID BACK AREA. SO THAT YOU CARRY A PROPORTIONALLY LARGER PERCENT OF THE BODY WEIGHT ON YOUR SHOULDERS RATHER THAN DOWN FARTHER ON YOU MORE FRAGILE LOWER BACK)) [RUNS13]
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It's also important to place the heaviest books closer to the back, this makes the load easier to carry.
And the backpack should weigh no more than 20 to 30 percent of of the child's body weight.
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((SO FOR YOUR AVERAGE 100 POUND CHILD THEY REALLY SHOULD CARRY NO MORE THAN 20 TO 25 POUNDS IN THEIR BACK PACK)) [RUNS10]
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Doctor Moore says both straps should always be worn with the backpack, the ones with padded shoulder pads are the best.
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Jean,

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Coming up next on the newscast, state Attorney General Jerry Kilgore will join us in the studio to discuss the Amber Alert system,
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Plus authorities in California investigating the abduction of a nine year old boy are now looking for two women.
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The search is on for 9- year old Nicholas Farber- the California boy taken from his bed.
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One day after the boy was kidnapped at gunpoint authorities are looking for two women who could have some answers.
The boy's mother- Deborah Rose- and her roomate- Carla Bender.
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((SHERIFF ELECT BOB DOYLE/RIVERSIDE CO. CALIFORNIA: WE'RE HOPING THAT IF ANYONE CAN IDENTIFY THESE WOMEN WE CAN TALK TO THEM AND MAKE SURE THAT HE'S SAFE.))
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Authorities stress that neither of these women is a suspect- but say there is a chance Nicholas is with them.
Carla Bender also has a son- 12 year old Keenan- who officials say could be traveling with the women in a grey 2002 extended cab pickup.
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Two weeks have passed since Jennifer Short disappeared and her parents were murdered in their Henry County home. Ground teams continue to search for the missing nine year old, but authorities are reporting no progress.
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A search and rescue team from Fairfax county is the latest to lend a hand.
Today two dogs and their handlers roamed through the area around the Short home, beside the nearby motel and convenience store and through a wooded area across U-S 220.
While the dogs have helped authorities confirm results from earlier searches, sheriff Frank Cassell says they did not turn up any new evidence today.
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Two weeks ago, the AMBER alert for Jennifer Short was spread nationwide. It's a program that Virginia's Attorney General Jerry Kilgore is hoping to expand within the Commonwealth.
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Richard Lesko joins us now with the Attorney General.
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In July, you announced your intention to put AMBER Alert into legislation statewide. Can you speak briefly about the program, and its purpose.
How have your plans been received since the apparent abduction of Jennifer Short two weeks ago?
What progress is there into making these plans a reality?
Since part of the AMBER alert system focuses on getting the information out as soon as possible, is there a danger of desensitizing the public with AMBER alerts which may not be accurate, with a runaway for example?
Jerry Kilgore, Virginia's Attorney General thank you for your time speaking with us. Jean... [TOSS BACK TO JEAN]


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Coming up a little later, we will have today's wrap up on Wall Street,
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and First Ward Burton threw his heels at Dale Earnhardt, Junior... now Nascar wants him to throw a little money its way.
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Coming up today following sports, we will see if a pop star is going to be able to reach new heights.
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On Wall Street today, stocks ended mixed in a choppy session that saw the Dow Jones industrials moving in and out of positive territory.
Ed Crane has more.
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Folks we start the Thursday ticker with some incredibly tragic news. Roanoke Express center Terrence Tootoo was found dead this afternoon in Brandon Manitoba Canada. Express officials say Terrence committed suicide, dying from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
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Tootoo, who was an express fan favorite, was working out with his younger brothers junior team. Tuesday night, Tootoo got a DUI while driving home from dinner with his brother. Wednesday, he did not show up for practice and was reported missing.
He was found dead this afternoon. The 22 year old was loved and embraced by the Roanoke hockey community.
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No arrangements have been announced at this time.

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A couple of racing notes for ya. NASCAR officials announced today that they are fining Ward Burton five thousand dollars
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for his actions during last Saturday night's Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Burton, driver of the number 22 Dodge, removed the heat shields from his shoes and threw them at Dale Earnhardt Jr.
In other racing news, Bill France, chairman and executive officer of international speedway corporation, had bypass surgery last night. France fell and broke his hip Tuesday night. After being admitted to the hospital he went through a series of tests and doctors recommended bypass surgery. Reports indicate he is alert and in good spirits and doctors expect a full recovery.
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That's it for the ticker, coming up at six, a preview of our first night of Friday Football Extra, see ya then everybody.

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He'll be a paying guest in space to the tune of 20 million dollars and that's music to the ears of pop ideal Lance Bass.
Jennifer Miller reportes from the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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((BOY BAND SINGER LANCE BASS MAY SOON SKYROCKET FASTER THAN N-SYNC'S BIGGEST HIT. THE RUSSIAN SPACE AGENCY AND NASA AND ARE GIVING BASS A THUMBS UP ON HIS QUEST TO BECOME THE YOUNGEST ... AND MAYBE THE COOLEST .... PERSON IN OUTER SPACE.

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I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE AN ASTRONAUT
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TRYING TO LEARN RUSSIAN.
HE HOPES TO BE PART OF A THREE MAN CREW THAT WILL DELIVER A NEW ESCAPE VEHICLE TO THE SPACE STATION AND SPEND EIGHT DAYS IN ORBIT BEFORE UNDOCKING.

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IF HE CONTINUES TO GET AN "ALL SYSTEMS GO" FROM THE SPACE AGENCIES...HE STILL NEEDS TO MAKE A 20-MILLION DOLLAR PAYMENT TO THE RUSSIANS. MOST OF IT BELIEVED TO BE COMING FROM CORPORATE SPONSORS.
THE RUSSIAN AGENCY NEEDS THE MONEY TO PAY ITS BILLS AND SERVICE ITS SOYUZ SPACE FLEET. THOUGH SOME SAY BASS' FLIGHT IS JUSTS A COMMERCIAL SIDE SHOW .. THE POP SAYS HE WANT TO LAUNCH RENEWED INTEREST IN SPACE.

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HOPES TO INSPIRE...
STANDUP CLOSE: THE CREW IS SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH LATE OCTOBER ....).)) [Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]