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Today is the day many state employees learn if they will lose their jobs. We'll have reaction next on News 7 at 5.


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Also two people are injured after a driver heads the wrong way on Route 220.
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Your weekend forecast will be a little warmer and it might be a little wet as well. We will check that out in a moment.


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Also today, all is quiet in the Washington Metro area, as investigators return to scenes of earlier sniper shootings.
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In Sports, we will have qualifying results for this weekend's race in Martinsville.
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Plus Brent Watts will have some tips to keep people from going out of their gourds this Halloween.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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[5-220-Accident]


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Two women were injured... one critically... when a car traveling the wrong way on U-S 220 struck another vehicle head- on.
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The accident happened around nine this morning in the city of Roanoke between Colonial and Elm Avenues. A '97 Ford Escort was heading north in the southbound lanes .
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((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT: THAT CAR STRUCK AN ON-COMING CAR THAT WAS TRAVELLING SOUTHBOUND IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANES. THERE WAS ONE WOMAN IN EACH OF THOSE CARS THAT WERE TRANSPORTED TO CARILION ROANOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WITH VERY SERIOUS INJURIES.))
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The accident blocked the southbound lanes of US 220, and police closed entrance ramps at Orange and Elm Avenues.


Traffic was routed onto the shoulder of the road for more than three hours until police completed their investigation and the cars were removed from the highway.
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At last report, the driver who was heading in the wrong direction was listed in critical condition. Police say the other driver did not suffer life-threatening injuries.


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Investigators late this afternon have charged a witness with giving false information in the Falls Church shotoing. Despite that-
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Police are urging other witnesses not to be afraid to come forward.
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((CHARLES MOOSE/MONTGOMERY CO MARYLAND POLICE CHIEF: WE NEED WITNESSES WE WANT OUR WITNESSES TO COME FORWARD. WE WORK HARD TO KEEP ANY INFORMATION CONFIDENTIAL. WE WORK VERY HARD TO KEEP THEM CONFIDENTIAL))
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Police in northern Virginia have been back taking measurements at the site of the latest Washington-area shooting.
They've also conducted a broader search around the parking garage near the Home Depot where F-B-I employee Linda Franklin was killed.
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[5-State-layoffs]


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Today was the last day for state agencies to notify their employees who are being laid off.
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18-hundred state workers lost their jobs this week due to budget cutbacks.
D-M-V was one of the agencies hardest hit.
587 of their employees were laid off.
Shellie Knight, who had worked at D-M-V for nine years, was one of them.
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D-M-V employees say many of the workers who were let go had close to 30 years of experience.
Governor Mark Warner announced the lay-offs Tuesday night. This may not be over yet.
Many state workers say they fear more pink slips are on the way.
Despite slashing 858-million dollars from the state budget, Virginia remains over one billion dollars in the red.

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[5-Fitzgerald]


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A year in jail. That's the decision of a jury in the murder trial of a Franklin County man.
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Today William Fitzgerald was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Ellen Schnecker. Last November, he struck the Smith Mountain Lake woman in a head on collision ... killing her and injuring her son. The Commonwealth says he was under the influence of alcohol and a prescription drug at the time. The crash also happened seven hours after he was released on a prior DUI charge. But in court the defense challenged the state's medical evidence ... convincing the judge to reduce charges in the case.
Coming up on News 7 at 6 ... reaction to the sentence from the victim's family.
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A member of Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame is in serious trouble with the law. We'll have the details after the break.
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Plus the Vatican puts a roadblock in the way of a U-S plan that would hold sexually abusive priests accountable for their actions.
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The Vatican rejects the U-S Zero tolerance on Sexual abuse by priests.
Some victims of abuse say they feel betrayed-
As Drew Levinson reports- the group says the church needs to put the safety of children first.
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(( POPE JOHN PAUL THE SECOND SENT THE U-S BISHOPS BACK TO THEIR DRAWING BOARDS. HE REJECTED THEIR ZERO TOLERANCE PROPOSAL TO DEAL WITH SEXUALLY ABUSIVE PRIESTS. FR. RAYMOND DE SOUZA/CORRESPONDENT-NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER I THINK THE AMERICAN BISHOPS PROPOSED CERTAIN PROCEDURES AND THEY WERE DONE UNDER A LOT OF PRESSURE AND PERHAPS THEY CUT SOME CORNERS. WITH STORY AFTER STORY OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT MAKING HEADLINES LAST YEAR...U-S BISHOPS FORMULATED A SWEEPING PLAN TO RESTORE CONFIDENCE IN THE CHURCH. BUT THE VATICAN SAYS THEY WENT TOO FAR. IT SAID THEY FAILED TO PROVIDE BASIC LEGAL RIGHTS UNDER CHURCH LAW...FOR THE ACCUSED PRIESTS. BISHOP WILTON GREGORY/PRESIDENT U.S. CONFERENCE OF BISHOPS "I DON'T THINK THIS IS A MOMENT WHERE WE HAVE TO RE-CREATE THE WHEEL." STILL, THE U-S RELIGIOUS LEADERS MUST FIND SOME SORT OF MIDDLE GROUND THAT SATISFIES THE VATICAN AND MILLIONS OF AMERICAN CATHOLICS. DREW LEVINSON: HERE AT THE STEPS OF ST. PATRICKS CATHEDRAL IN NEW YORK MANY CATHOLICS FEEL ABANDONED AND THEY ARE ANGRY. THEY SAY THIS DECISION PROVES THE CHURCH CAN'T BE RELIED ON TO REFORM ITSELF. JEANNINE LEBOW/CATHOLIC/NEW YORK: IF THIS WAS ONE OF US A REGULAR CIVILIAN THERE WOULD BE NO TOLERENCE FOR IT, I DON'T THINK THERE SHOULD BE ANY TOLERENCE FOR THE PRIESTS EITHER PAT AABY/CATHOLIC/SEATTLE: ZERO TOLERENCE, MEANS ZERO TOLERENCE WE SHOULD RESPECT THE WISHES OF THE BISHOPS. A JOINT COMMISSION MADE UP OF CLERGY FROM AMERICA AND THE VATICAN IS ALREADY IN THE WORKS....THEY HOPE TO HAVE A NEW PROPOSAL READY NEXT MONTH--AND THEY PRAY THIS TIME THE POPE WILL GIVE IT HIS BLESSING. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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Baseball hall of famer Kirby Puckett is expected to turn himself into police Monday- to face charges for alleged sexual assault.
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The charges brought against the former Minnesota Twin today stem from an alleged incident at a Minnesota restaurant

last month.
Prosecutors say Puckett dragged a woman into the men's restroom and fondled her breast before she escaped.
The woman says she suffered bruises and a swollen ankle as a result of the incident.
Puckett is expected to turn himself in on Monday and post 20 thousand dollars bail.
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Virginia ranks among the lowest in the nation in funding for community based services for the mentally disabled.
And now that the state has made cuts, places like New River Valley Community Services may have to make some cuts of their own.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details
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Jean, The executive director say they may have to eliminate four positions.
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and they could have to reduce services as well.
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((STATE SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH, MENTAL RETARDATION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICE WILL BE REDUCED 10-PERCENT)) [RUNS08]
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... the news was better than Lynn Chenault had feared... but the loss of 400 thousand dollars is devastating.
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But what Rosie Robinson fears is that people who might be worse off than she was one year ago will suffer if outpatient services are cut back.
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((I WOULD SAY THEY SAVED MY LIFE BECAUSE LAST YEAR AT THIS POINT I WAS READY TO END IT ALL DEAD SERIOUS. THESE FOLKS GOT TO ME IN TIME)) [RUNS09]
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But now many people may have to turn to places like the Mental Health Association, which don't rely on state money.
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((I SEE PROBABLY OUR WAITING LIST WILL ALMOST IMMEDIATELY DOUBLE FO ROUR SERVICE. AND OF COURSE OUR SERVICE OUR BASED ON VOLUNTEERISM AND WE'VE PRETTY MUCH MAXED THAT OUT)) [RUNS10]
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...and she says cuts now will cost the state more in the long run because the needs will not go away.
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((THEY WILL START CONSUMING SOCIAL SERVICES..THEY COULD END UP HOMELESS AND PROBABLY IN THE MOST DEVASTATING SCENARIO, THEY COULD BE SERVED IN OUR JAILS AND OUR PRISONS )) [RUNS14]
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((ONE OF FEARS IS IF THEY ARE SIGNIFICANT CUTS BEYOND THIS ONE, THAT WE WILL NOT HAVE ANY OUTPATIENT SERVICES ANY LONGER)) [RUNS12]
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New River Valley Community Services helps nearly 4-thousand people every year. Many of the services are offered at a low cost or free.
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Jean,

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With Halloween just around the corner, a lot of people will be out this weekend looking for the perfect pumpkin.
After this break, Brent Watts will have some information to help with their search for the great pumpkin.
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What fruit is 90% water, often carved but seldom eaten- and its seeds were once used as a medicine? Pumpkins...of course. And with Halloween right around the corner, many people will head out this weekend in search of the perfect pumpkin. But, don't just grab the first one you see. Brent Watts took a trip to Layman Brothers Orchards and has a few tips on getting a great gourd.
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Coming up after the break, Travis Wells will check in from the Martinsville Speedway.
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Then we'll move from the track to the diamond as jewelers produce a stone so perfect, it may change the way we look at gemstones.
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[5Marketwatch]


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On Wall Street, it took a late rally but the stock markets were able to produce a solid win today.
As Ed Crane tells us it wrapped up a strong week for investors.
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And starting with this newscast, we are presenting a new list of stocks of local interest. You will see if every weekday at this time.
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It's a big day for sports in the area. Tonight, marks week number 8 of Friday Football Extra, plus the Roanoke Express plays its home opener at the Civic Center. And it's race week at Martinsville. Here's Travis Wells with a report on this afternoon's Winston Cup qualifying.
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[5-Diamond]


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It is not the largest or most expensive diamond in the world, but jewelers in California yeasterday unveiled what they say is the most perfect stone.
As Sue Kwon tells us, the American Star could change the way ALL diamonds are rated.
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(( IT'S A 13 AND A HALF CARAT... TWO-MILLION DOLLAR GEM THAT'S EVEN GOT A NAME - "THE AMERICAN STAR."
THE RARE STONE CARRIES THE HIGHEST RATING POSSIBLE FOR CLARITY AND COLOR -- IT'S FLAWLESS AND CONSIDERED BY SOME TO BE THE PERFECT CUT.

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RICHARD VON STERNBERG AND HIS JEWEL CUTTERS CREATED THE DIAMOND IN HIS SONOMA COUNTY WORKSHOP USING A PATENTED TECHNIQUE CALLED THE EIGHTSTAR CUT AND HIS OWN HIGH TECH GUIDANCE TOOL CALLED THE FIRESCOPE. IT HELPS THE CUTTER MAKE PRECISE ABRASIONS ON THE STONE -- AS IT SPINS ON THE CUTTING WHEEL...
SIX WEEKS OF CUTTING... AND NO ACCIDENTS... ALTHOUGH IN THE PROCESS... HE LOST A FEW HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DIAMOND DUST...
AND IT CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF THE AMERICAN GEM SOCIETY WHICH NOW WANTS TO DEVELOP A NEW GRADING STANDARD FOR DIAMONDS. JEWELER DOUG VAN DYKE...

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THE NEW STANDARD WOULD NOT ONLY INCLUDE COLOR, CLARITY AND CUT... BUT VISUAL BRILLIANCE AND FIRE.
ALL THAT MAKES THE AMERICAN STAR A CUT ABOVE THE REST... SUE KWON FOR CBS NEWS.))

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