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Today on News 7 at 5, authorities investigating the Washington sniper shootings say witnesses may not prove as useful as originally thought. We'll have more in a live report.
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Plus a local man pleads guilty to murder charges.
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A soaking rain maker is moving away from the east coast at this hour leaving behind clouds and some breezy conditions.

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Also we will hear what lawmakers think of the Governor's plan to cut the state budget.
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Students at state Community Colleges could see some steep tuition increases.
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Plus North Carolina makes sure Andy Griffith will stay on the road. We'll explain. News 7 at 5 is next.

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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Some tips tonight from law enforcement on what people can do if they're in the vicinity of a sniper shooting.
Police are telling people to carry a pen and write down anything they see-
Police do have at least one witness in the latest sniper shooting- but so far that person has not provided enough information for a composite sketch.
Another witness said the shooter used an AK-74 rifle, but authorities say he could be using others.
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Teri Okita is following this story and joins uf live with the latest.
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((Van was occupied by two male subjects, one subject armed with a rifle. THIS INCIDENT TURNED OUT TO BE A FALSE ALARM, BUT PEOPLE HERE ARE REPORTING ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS. POLICE ARE EVEN ADVISING RESIDENTS ON HOW TO BE GOOD WITNESSES RELEASING TIPS ON THEIR WEBSITE OF WHAT TO LOOK FOR. Capt. Nancy Demme/Montgomery County, MD Police: Look in the direction of the sound, make a mental note of the person or persons in the area. Remember that some facts and characteristics are permanent and some are temporary. POLICE THINK THEY HAVE THEIR BEST INFORMATION YET ON THE KILLER AFTER SEVERAL WITNESSES REPORTED SEEING A MAN WITH A RIFLE AT MONDAYS MURDER SCENE. Demme: A couple of people who saw a man shoot. Unfortunately, distance and darkness, and perhaps, adrenline have made them unable to give us a clear composite. POLICE CANT SAY WHEN OR IF THEYLL HAVE A COMPOSITE SKETCH FOR THE PUBLIC. AND AS THE SNIPER CONTINUES TO TERRORIZE THE WASHINGTON AREA, INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE SUSPECTS MOTIVE. Demme: Is message political, religious? We dont know. Teri Okita/Reporting: pentagon helping out...planes))

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Washington today is sending a "not so subtle" message to Iraq.
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President Bush today signed into a law a measure which allows military force if necessary-
It was a symbolic ceremony the White House wants Baghdad to see-
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The measure gives Bush the go -ahead to launch a military strike if Baghdad won't disarm.
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Todays signing comes amid a campaign to persuade the United Nations security council to adopt a unified stance on Iraq.
The security council opens debate on Iraq to all members today.
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He didn't pull the trigger, but today a Roanoke man plead guilty to first degree murder.
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23- year- old Robert Alfonso Bradburn was involved in the plan to rob two young men following a drug deal in July of 2001.
Ryan Fischer was shot and killed when he tried to run.
Today, Bradburn plead guilty to conspiracy, robbery and murder. Five other charges were dismissed.
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Two other defendants have also plead guilty in the case. Bradburn will be sentenced in January.
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Virginians are still reeling from the massive budget cuts announced by Governor Mark Warner.
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Last night the governor informed the state that he's slashing 858-MILLION dollars out of state government.
Over 18-hundred workers will lose their jobs.
Virginia's D-M-V will be closing its doors to the public every Wednesday, by order of the governor.
A dozen D-M-V branch offices will shut down permanently.
The governor is looking at a number of factors to determine which customer service centers to close.
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Virginia State Police, local sheriffs and K through-12 education were some of the areas that escaped cuts this round.
Warner will make further cuts in December but they will require General Assembly approval.
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Community colleges say budget cuts there will most likely be passed on to students.
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Virginia Western is one of 23 community colleges faced with a reduction in state funding of eight percent this year and 10 percent next year.
That's why tomorrow, the State Board for Community Colleges will consider raising tuition anywhere from ZERO to 30 percent.
Virginia Western's President says even WITH a tuition hike, the college will have to consider laying off workers, increasing class sizes and dropping some services and courses of study.
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The State Board for Community Colleges is meeting today and tomorrow to discuss the budget cuts.
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It may be fall, but we are still not out of danger from the West Nile Virus. Joy Sutton will explain after the break,
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also we will shed some new light on the subject of chronic pain relief.
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In health check tonight,
A probable HUMAN case of the West Nile Virus in the Roanoke Valley has local health officials reminding residents to protect themselves.
That means avoiding mosquitos because the insects transfer the virus to humans.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with more;
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Jean, the good news is mosquito season is almost over, all we need is one good freeze.
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But health officials say West Nile will become a regular summer time threat.
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Infected birds were the first indication that the West Nile Virus was in our region, but health officials say the knew it was only a matter of time before we had our first human case.
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Health official have also been working with Virginia Tech to do mosquito surveillance. They are in the process of mapping out mosquito breeding areas.
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But health officials say even if you get bitten by an infected mosquito, that doesn't mean you're going to get sick. In fact, only a small percentage do, and most of those usually suffer a mild flu like illness.
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Health officials say the Roanoke County woman who may have contracted West lived in or near Vinton.
She is recovering at home at this time.
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Jean,

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Millions of people suffer from Chronic Aches and pains.
Many will try just about anything for relief.
Now a new device is generating controversy as well as some strong testimonials.
Dr. Mike Rosen reports.
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(( World-class athletes have used it... and now slowly but surely-- more Americans are turning to it as well...cutting edge light technology --designed to help relieve chronic pain... like Joe D'Amico's --which stems from a back problem.

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"It feels like somebody's sticking me with needles, just excrutiating pain."

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...and pain that was not relieved at all by common pain killers and other traditional therapies. So Joe turned to chiropractor Anthony LeRoy.

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( Anthony LeRoy, Chiropractor ) "people have pain one minute, the next minute it's gone."

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Dr. LeRoy is one of a handful of pain therapists nationwide using the photonic stimulator--a simple, hand-held device that he says can relieve head, muscle, and joint pain--not with drugs or radiation--but harmless
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circulation under the skin, and restoring oxygen to the muscles and tissue.
STANDUP: "For decades, doctors in Europe have used infrared light to treat chronic pain, but here in the U-S, it still remains a controversial alternative treatment. Although the photonic stimulator has been approved by the FDA, experts say more research is needed."

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" I am completely unconvinced that this does anything at all."

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But some patients swear it helps them. Joe-- seems to feel a difference -- after just one treatment. Dr. Mike Rosen, CBS News.))

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Actress Winona Ryder is off the hook- an a drug charge.
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The judge went along with the prosecution motion throwing out the charge- that Ryder illegally possessed pain killers when she was arrested for alleged shoplifting.
Her lawyer says Ryder had a prescription for the two pills.
The 30 year old still faces trial on shoplifting charges-
Ryder is accused of stealing more than 6-thosuand dollars in clothes from a Saks Fifth Avenue store.
That trial is set to begin next Wednesday.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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Brent Watts will preview Opera Roanoke's season premiere of Madama Butterfly.
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Opera Roanoke is hitting a high note with its season opener of (POO-CHEE-NEES) Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Brent Watts stopped by a rehearsal and has a preview of what many consider to be, one of the world's most popular operas.
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The Stock Markets gave back some of yesterday's profits. We'll have the details coming up in our marketwatch report,
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and the town that inspired Mayberry, North Carolina honored its favorite native son today.
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((ANDY GRIFFITH: I GOT DEPUTIZED TODAY. I'M SUPPOSED TO LOOK AFTER THE SHERIFF.))
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Disappointing earnings reports coupled with profit-taking ended the stock markets four-day rally today. Jean Lee wraps up the numbers in our Marketwatch report.
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It is now time for our two minite ticker. Wednesday always means Hometown Hoops Weekly. In this edition, Steve Mason takes us to Bassett. The Bengals lead the Piedmont District and are finding some interesting ways to stay montivated and on top of the competition.
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((SHIRLEY MCCALL/BASSETT SENIOR FORWARD:))
((McCall is the leading scorer for the bengals, averaging 21 points a contest, good enough for second in our Hometown Hoops Weekly coverage area. She is one of four senior starters who know first hand how to win a state championship. Forward Laken Byer, who knocks down 17.5 points a contest, was also a key member of the 2000 state champion Bengals, but this team is different. ((LAKEN BYER/BASSETT SENIOR GUARD:))
Bassett's roster includes five seniors who have been to the regionals the last three years and state twice and they hope to not only win a state title this season but leave a mark on the underclassmen. ((CAVEKA MANNS/BASSETT SENIOR FORWARD:))
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Hering's stradegy is working. Bassett is a perfect 8 and OH i district play so far this season. In Bassett, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))

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Mt. Airy, North Carolina welcomed home favorite son Andy Griffith today.
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Griffith was making his first visit home in 45 years as the state re-named a segment of U-S 52 as the Andy Griffth Parkway.
The man who played Sheriff Andy Taylor on television arrived Tuesday with wife Cindi to tour local sights.
Griffith says he had to be talked into playing his most famous role.
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It's hard to believe Griffith hasn't been to Mount Airy in decades, he lives in (MAN-tee-oh)Manteo, North Carolina.

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