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Today on News 7, a tip leads police to a murder scene in Halifax County. We will have the details.
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and President Bush tells members of Congress an attack on Iraq is NOT a certainty.
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The hot dry weather continued across much of the region this afternoon. Some folks seeing a few showers. We'll see welcomed relief from the humidity over the next few days. I'll have your forecast coming up.

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On health check, Joy Sutton will have the story of one woman's big weight loss and the program that worked for her.


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A judge decides if Miss North Carolina will get to keep her crown after a controversy over some nude photos.
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Plus Steve Mason catches up with Rick Mast, Kenny Shrader and Tony Stewart today in Bath County.
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[5-Halifax-Murder]


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Investigators are at the scene of a murder in Halifax County.
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[Take Pinnacle Page 1008 FULL] Authorities received a tip that a female reported missing may be in a wooded area in the western portion of the county. Today-- investigators discovered the body of Shelly Marie Jackson in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Sources say it appears Jackson was shot in the head.
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Authorities are bringing in additional resources to help with the investigation-- They say the woman was facing indictment on drug charges.

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President Bush has promised lawmakers he will seek a vote of support before any attack on Iraq.
And aides now say he is considering going to the United Nations for backing.
As Teri Okita reports- the President is meeting today with top Congreesonal members.
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(( BY ALL ACCOUNTS, PRESIDENT BUSHS BI-PARTISAN MEETING WITH CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS WAS VERY PRODUCTIVE, BUT JUST THE BEGINNING AS THE PRESIDENT MAKES HIS CASE ABOUT IRAQ, NOT ONLY TO AMERICANS, BUT TO THE WORLD. Bush: For 11-long years, Saddam Hussein has side-stepped, crawfished, weasled out of any agreement he had made not to develop weapons of mass destruction. WHILE THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE HASNT DECIDED WHAT STEPS TO TAKE AGAINST SADDAM, HE HAS PLEDGED TO, NOT ONLY KEEP CONGRESS IN THE LOOP, BUT REQUEST A FULL DEBATE AND VOTE SHOULD HE OPT FOR MILITARY ACTION. Rep. Dennis Hastert/House Speaker: He will have dialogue with Congress, make his people available to testify before Congress, and ultimately, when the time is right, hell come to Congress with a resolution. THE PRESIDENTS PEOPLE ARE ALREADY MAKING THEMSELVES AVAILABLE. DEFENSE SECRETARY, DONALD RUMSFELD, WENT TO CAPITOL HILL TO UPDATE A FEW LAWMAKERS ON IRAQ AND THE WAR ON TERRORISM. BUT ITS JUST THE START AND BOTH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ARE CLAMORING FOR MORE SPECIFICS AND PROOF THAT IRAQ IS ACQUIRING BIOLOGICAL AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS. Sen. Tom Daschle/Majority Leader: The President began to make his case to us, and were hoping for greater clarity in the days and weeks ahead. Teri Okita/Reporting: But if its a tough sell in Congress and before the American people, the President may have an even tougher time trying to convince other world leaders of an Iraqi threat. Hell make THAT case next week when he speaks at the United Nations. Teri Okita, CBS News, The White House.))

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Most everyone knows what the Amber Alert is... since several children have been reported missing around the nation the past few months.
Now the push is on to begin a nationwide system.
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Nicole Timmons was kidnapped from her home two weeks ago- T-V stations across the nation put her picture on the iar.

Today Nicole stood before members of Congress with her mother.
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((SHARON TIMMONS/MOTHER OF KIDNAPPED GIRL: IT ROCKED MY WORLD. IT DID. AND IF IT WASN'T FOR THE AMBER ALERT IT WOULD HAVE SHATTERED MY WORLD, BECAUSE I WOULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN HER BACK.))
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The Amber Alert spreads information about missing children and the kidnapper through the media and elctronic freeway signs.
Now a Senate Subcommittee is introducing a bill to take it nationwide.
It would start a grant program to develop electronic message boards and train officials in states that don't have alert systems now.
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Governor Mark Warner is easing the recently imposed water restrictions... but just for some.
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Warner bowed to complaints from business owners who warned that the water ban could cost jobs.
The state's drought coordinator says some exemptions are being made for irrigation and landscaping companies, swimming pool contractors and golf courses.
He says the ban was intended to be flexible- to address changing economic and weather conditions.
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The changes include an exemption for filling indoor pools.
Also, homeowners with new or refurbished lawns will be allowed to water them for up to 30 days.
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There's more fallout from the Governor's mandatory water restrictions ... but it's not rain. Local officials are busy getting plans together to comply with the order. News 7's Rachel Cannon joins us now to explain.. .Rachel
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Jean - the way the order works...localities are responsible for enforcing the water restrictions.
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In Roanoke County it means they have to get an ordinance on the books..
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Gary Robertson is Director of the County's utilities. He's getting information together for residents to clarify what they can and cannot use water for. Another aspect the County is working is how the rules will be enforced. The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors has to approve a proposal, but Roberston says its likely the first offense will be a warning and that fines will follow for further offenses.
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Jean, the county is looking at other localities to help shape their ordinance... Robertson says they have no mandatory restriction ordinance on the books because they've never had to deal with such a severe drought.
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[JEAN ASKS QUESTION] Rachel, there are some questions about what exactly can be watered outside ... is the county receiving calls from residents? [Rachel ANSWERS question] Yes Jean, Roberston says they have been getting some questions .. commonly its whether there's a difference between shrubs and lawns... We're going to talk more about that tonight on News 7 at 6.

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A North Carolina judge says Rebekah Revels should be able to keep her title as Miss North Carolina.
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Revels said she was forced to give up her title after a former boyfriend revealed he had photographed her topless.
The judge says the photos- if they exist- are not a violation of her contract with pagaent officials.
Revels says she did not agree to having the pictures taken.
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((REBEKAH REVELS/MISS NORTH CAROLINA: I CAN SAY WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG. I DID NOT CONSENT TO IT SO IT'S BAD TASTE ON IS PART.))
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It is not clear if today's ruling means Revels will be allowed to compete in the Miss America pagaent.
The judge's ruling affects her claim against the North Carolina pagaent-
She has a separate lawsuit against the Miss America pagaent which is scheduled for tomorrow.


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Coming up next on the newscast, we will tell you how an invention created by some Virginia Tech students will keep members of the military safe,
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[VO] Plus on Health Check, we will see what helped a local woman go from a size 18 to a size 10 in just a few months.
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The U-S Navy is looking to Virginia Tech for help on one of its missions.
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A team of mechanical engineering students has been working with the Navy for six months now, to develop a remote-control method for operating an excavator.
The device will then be used at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in (Doll-gren) Dahlgren, to dig for possible hazardous materials at one of its two-acre sites.
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(MICHAEL FLEMING: ONE OF OUR MAIN GOALS WAS TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT FOR THE OPERATOR SO IT WAS ALMOST EXACTLY LIKE IT

WAS IN THE EXCAVATOR , SO HE COULD WORK AS QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY AS HE COULD IF HE WERE ACTUALLY IN THE CAB.)
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The device will be taken to Dahlgren next week, where it will be tested for two weeks and then put into service.
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Researchers in New York City say they've discovered a bacteria-eating virus that can detect and defeat Anthrax. Dr. Mike Rosen has more.
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((TRACK: AS EXPERTS AROUND THE COUNTRY TRY TO MAP OUT WAYS TO FIGHT POSSIBLE BIOTERRORIST ATTACKS... RESEARCHERS IN NEW YORK CITY HAVE DISCOVERED AN UNLIKELY ALLY -- A GROUP OF VIRUSES.
IT SEEMS THAT ANTHRAX AND THE OTHER DEADLY BACTERIA THAT COULD BE USED IN AN ATTACK -- ARE ALMOST HUMAN-LIKE.

SOT: VINCENT FISCHETTI/LEAD INVESTIGATOR, ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY
like we get viral infections they get viral infections ---it's the same

situation.
TRACK: THE VIRUSES THAT INFECT THE BACTERIA - ARE CALLED BACTERIOPHAGES.

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there are viruses that infect only bacteria. they play no role in infecting humans.
TRACK: ...SO THEY ARE SAFE. AND THEY APPEAR TO KILL THE
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TRACK: THE "ACTIVE" INGREDIENT IS AN ENZYME CALLED "LYSIN"-- WHICH LITERALLY EATS HOLES INTO THE SIDES OF THE BACTERIA... UNTIL IT DISINTEGRATES.
NAT: watch this bug right here. it just disappeared. watch this one it disappeared.
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VIRUS....BECAUSE IT CANNOT DEVELOP A RESISTANCE TO IT--- LIKE IT CAN TO

ANTI-BIOTIC DRUGS .

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unlike antibiotics that kill lots of organisms, the enzymes only kill the enzyme you want to kill. it's a targeted killing approach.
TRACK: ... AND ONE THAT COULD BE TARGETED FOR THE WAR ON TERRORISM....SO DEVELOPMENT OF A DRUG USING THIS PRINCIPLE IS EXPECTED TO BE PUT ON A FAST-TRACK TO APPROVAL. BUT EVEN THAT MEANS IT'S STILL A FEW YEARS AWAY. DR. MIKE ROSEN, CBS NEWS.))

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If you've tried many times to lose weight --doctors say they have a formula that can really work.
A medically supervised weight loss program gives many people the boost they need to shed the pounds.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton spoke with a Salem women who says it's the only program that's really worked for her.
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Jean, Madeline Masters has dropped more than 50 pounds.
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And the weight loss has made a big difference in her overall health.
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Masters is down from a size 18 to a 10.. and it only took 7 months. Now her cholesterol is lower and her sleep apnea and arthritis have improved as well.
She credits the medically supervised program at Lewis-Gale Clinic for her success.
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Doctor Nowland says a structured program is what many people need to jump start their weight loss.
With this program.. most participants start out consuming only 800 calories a day that come in the form of a supplement.. which helps patients not to overeat so they lose weight faster.
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((DR. E. BLACKFORD NOWLAND: THERE IS SOME EVIDENCE THAT PATIENTS WHO LOSE MORE WEIGHT INITIALLY TEND TO DO BETTER LONG TERM AND I THINK THAT HAS TO DO WITH IT'S VERY MOTIVATING, IT'S VERY SAFE)) [RUNS13]
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Meal supplements are just the beginning, patients like Masters must attend weekly classes...and they must burn at least 2-thousand calories a week through exercise.
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Masters is now in the maintenance phase of the program.. she says she now has the recipe to keep the weight off.
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Doctor Nowland says even a 10-percent weight loss can have significant health benefits.
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Jean, For more information about the program you can contact Lewis-Gale Clinic.

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Coming up in today's Market watch report, we will see if the stock markets could recover from yesterday's big slide.

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Then in Sports, Steve Mason tells us why Kenny Shrader, Rick Mast and Tony Stewart were hanging out in Bath County today.
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Coming up a little later in the newscast,
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we'll tell you why the Dixie Chicks have canceled the Eminem show.
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It was a choppy session on Wall Street today, but as Alexis Christoforous tells us bargain hunters helped make up for some of yesterday's sharp losses.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your two minute ticker which starts on the golf course, the race track and the NFL football field, all at once.
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Winston Cup driver Rick Mast held his ninth annual Charity golf classic at the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs. The event has raised 400 thousand dollars for the Rockbridge Area Free Clinic in that span and this year's goal is 80 thousand bucks, money that goes a long way.
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Kenny Schrader was also on hand but the event was not just limited to Winston Cup stars. The charity golf outing also had an NFL presence. Former Kansas City Chief Willie Lanier was in attendance as was former Washington Redskin great Joe Washington.
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Golf will turn to serious business this weekend with the Cup drivers competing at Richmond International raceway in the Chevy Monte Carlo 400 this Saturday night.
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Drivers have been testing at the track over the last several weeks and the main topic of concern is the new sealer on the raceway.
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The Virginia football team will take on 22nd ranked South Carolina this Saturday at Scott Stadium. The Wahoos are OH and 2 and face a Gamecocks offense that offers many different components.
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That's it for the ticker, more on Rick Mast Charity Golf event at six everybody.

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The Dixie Chicks may have been a long time gone, but it is obvious their fans did not forget them.
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The Chicks' new album ``Home'' opens at number one. It sold 780-thousand copies in its first week. ``The Eminem Show'' falls to number-two. Natalie Maines says she's ``stunned'' that their album did so well.
She says she and Emily Robison and Martie Maguire will open a bottle of champagne today. She says Robison won't get to have any, though. She's pregnant.
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Soap actress and talk show hostess Kelly Ripa says she is expecting again.
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Ripa announced on ``Live With Regis and Kelly'' that she's pregnant with her third child. She told Philbin that she's having another baby because he kept bugging her to on the show. She says this one will probably' be her last.
She says three is a civilized' number.
She's due in February. Ripa says she doesn't care if it's a boy or a girl because she already has one of each.
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