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Today on News 7 at 5, investigators in California may have a lead in the disappearance of a pregnant woman.
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Also thousands of Marines from Camp Lejeune are preparing to ship out to the Persian Gulf.





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There is good news today for customers of satellite television.
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One governor is pardoning death row inmates.
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Plus we will see why Steven Spielberg is happy to let Hollywood walk all over him.
News 7 at 5 is next. [Open]
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A possible break in the case of a missing pregnant woman.
Police say a sonar search of the Berkeley Marina revealed a suspicious object, possibly a human body.
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Laci Peterson has been missing since Christmas Eve.
Her dog was found walking alone in the neighborhood. Her car still parked in the driveway.
Now police say the search is focused on the Berkeley marina, where Peterson's husband said he went fishing the day Laci disappeared.
Scott Rapoport has more.
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((Could these rough waters in Berkeley, California... hold the key to the baffling disapperance of 27 year old Laci Peterson...a pregnant woman missing since Christmas Eve. That's the question cops and search divers are probing ...while remaining tite lipped. CHIEF ROY WASDEN/MODESTO POLICE CHIEF AT THIS POINT...THE BEST WE CAN DO TO MAKE SURE THE INFORMATION IS CCURATE IS TO DESCRIBE ACCURATELY WHERE WERE AT. Modesto police say a sonar search of the Berkeley marina waters overnight...revealed a "suspicious object" -- possibly a human body. But bad weather forced fatigued divers to suspend the search until the weekend. It is the first hint of a clue in the 2 and a half week search for laci peterson...who was eight months pregnant...when she vanished on December 24th... her dog found walking alone in the neighborhood...her car still parked in her driveway. Her parents devestated. LACI'S FATHER/DAD: PLEASE LET US HAVE HER BACK.
Laci's husband Scott Peterson...who reported her missing...says he was on a fishing trip at the berkeley marina that day...but a week after police displayed pictures of his pick-up and boat...no one has come forward to back up his story. Police have not labled Peterson a suspect...however... CHIEF WASDEN "SCOTT HAS NOT BEEN ELIMINATED FROM THE INVESTIGATION." This morning...Scott sister ...says she understands the police need to question the family ....including her brother. SUSAN CAUDILLO / SCOTT PETERSON'S SISTER "WE ARE PATIENT....UNDERSTAND POLICE NEED TO DO A THOROUGH JOB AND WE ARE FINE WITH THAT" Police say divers will resume their search of these waters on Saturday...determined to discover precisely...what lies beneath. Scott Rapoport...for cbs news...New York.))

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It's something no one wants to admit can happen- someone on death row, who did not actually commit the crime.
Now in Illinois, the Governor has pardoned four death row inmates for that very reason. Governor George Ryan says the four were convicted and sentenced for crimes they did not commit.
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The four were reportedly convicted based on confesssions that were made after being tortured by Chicago police.
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((MORE THAN 2/3RD OF THE INMATES ON DEATH ROW ARE AFRICAN AMERICAN. 46 inmatees were CONVICTED ON THE BASIS OF INFORMATION FROM JAIL HOUSE INFORMANTS I'M NOT A LAWYER BUT I DON'T THINK YOU NEED TO BE ONE TO BE APPALLED BY THOSE STATISTICS.))
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Three years ago, Ryan issued a moratorium on executions in Illinois.
That after thirteen men were freed from death row because new evidence exonerated them, or there were flaws in the way they were convicted.


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Virginia's employment offices are busier than ever processing paperwork for clients.
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With Congress' five-month extension of temporary unemployment benefits, officials say 11-thousand people across the Commonwealth have applied.
At the Martinsville office, the manager says they see up to 300-people a day.
Some are applying for jobs, others need extended benefits.
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((JOYCE SNEAD/VEC MANAGER; WE WERE HOPEFUL THAT CONGRESS WOULD EXTEND THAT AND WE WOULD BE ABLE TO RESPOND TO THE CLAIMS TIMELY, WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON THE PAPERWORK TO GET EVERYTHING SET UP, SET IN MOTION.))
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Unemployed workers who were collecting temporary benefits when they were cutoff can start filing claims again today. Under the extension passed by Congress, payments are retroactive to the cutoff date of December 29th.
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A provider of Satellite television says local customers should be able to watch local programming sometime this summer. DirecTV says it plans to add the service in nearly fifty new markets by the end of the year. The first twenty markets to be serviced in the next six months include Roanoke and Richmond.
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A local dealer for the Dish Network, a competitor of DirecTV, says he's a little concerned but not worried about the change.
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((MATT WHITCOMB/ACS HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRESIDENT: I THINK FOR OUR CONSUMERS AND PUBLIC, I THINK IT'S GOOD FOR COMPETITION. THEY WANT A CHOICE. SOME OF THEM PERCEIVE THEY DON'T HAVE A CHOICE BECAUSE OF LOCALS BEING ABSENT FROM THE LOCAL PLAYING FIELD. BUT NOW THEY'LL BE ABLE TO MAKE A CHOICE ON AN EVEN PLAYING FIELD.))
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Mike Pedelty (PEDAL-tee), a spokesman for local cable provider Cox Communications, says the company's competed with DirecTV for years, and that cable has always been able to provide superior service.
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll have an update on the people involved in the accident that ended a police pursuit yesterday in Roanoke,
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Plus thousands of Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina are shipping out for duty in the Persian Gulf.
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More marines are heading to the Persian Gulf.
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About seven thousand marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina will join U-S forces there.
Officials say the marines will be part of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force that would include infantry, tanks, amphibious vehicles, supply specialists and aircraft.
The Marines are expected to board ships over the next few days.
More than one thousand marines have already been sent to various places in the Gulf Region.
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Police are still investigating a police chase that led to an accident in Roanoke yesterday.
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42 year old Christopher Powell of Roanoke was arraigned on three counts of attempted capital murder charges, felony eluding police, and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute. He is being held without bond at the Roanoke City Jail.
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Police had tried to arrest Powell as part of a drug investigation, but he sped off before crashing into another car at the intersection of 19th Street and Orange Avenue. The man he hit, Clifton Jones remains in fair condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital with internal injuries. Jones' wife says it's a miracle her husbands injuries weren't worse, and she feels the police were just doing their jobs in the chase. The pursuit and accident are still under investigation.
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The need for blood in the region is prompting a local organization to hold its own blood drive.
The Junior League of the Roanoke Valley has signed up 140 donors to come out on Saturday and give blood.
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As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us the organization hopes this will spur others organizations to do the same.

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Jean,
In our region the blood supply is down to a day and half. If it gets any lower it will be at emergency levels.
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That's why the Red Cross says it needs all the help it can get to increase the number of donors. Because when the blood supply is low it affects hospitals like Carilion who rely on the Red Cross for blood.
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Carilion says it felt the affects of low donor turnout in December --when its supply of blood dropped below the normal level. That meant at times making decisions about which patients should get blood first.
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((IT'S ALWAYS A SCARY FEELING ESPECIALLY WHENEVER THE USE OF BLOOD OF NATIONWIDE IS GOING UP BUT DONATIONS ARE GOING DOWN. AND OTHER PEOPLE ARE FACING THE SAME PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE AND WE'RE FACING THEM MORE FREQUENTLY )) [RUNS13]
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And despite the Red Cross' appeal for more donors -- there is a shortage not only in the region but nationwide.
But the Junior League of the Roanoke Valley is hoping to set the example by sponsoring a blood drive with the Red Cross.
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((WE REALLY HOPE OTHER BUSINESSES WILL SEE THIS AND SAY WE CAN DO IT. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT'S FIVE OR 15 PEOPLE. WE HAVE 140 PEOPLE WALKING IN THE DOOR TOMORROW TO GIVE. IT'S REALLY IMPORT NAT THAT PEOPLE REALIZE ONLY 5 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION GIVES BUT 95 PERCENT WILL NEED BLOOD SOMETIME DURING THEIR LIFETIME)) [RUNS20]
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Carilion says it hopes more people realize the significance of donating at the Red Cross.
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((THE BLOOD THAT IS GIVEN BY OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY MOST OF IT STAYS HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND IN THE CARILION SYSTEMS AS WELL AS OTHER HOSPITAL SYSTEM SO ANY SUPPORT LIKE THAT HELPS ALL OF OUR PATIENT POPULATIONS )) [RUNS09]
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The Red Cross says any organization, business or church can sponsor a blood drive.
For information about that or becoming a donor you can contact the Red Cross at 1-800--GIVE-LIFE.
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Jean,

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Coming up on News-7 at five, Brent Watts has proof that Bigger is Better, when you're talking about car-crushers.
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Monsters are invading the Salem Civic Center this weekend. Monster Trucks from across the country are competing in this year's Winter Nationals. The World Famous Bigfoot is there, and our Brent Watts talked with the driver of the what most consider to be the "Original Car Crusher."
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Coming up today following sports, a member of one of the best selling musical groups is in criticial condition. Plus Stephen Spielberg gets some concrete proof of his popularity. [Comm 3]


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On Wall Street today, investors managed to post a comfortable gain for the first full week of the year. Ed Crane has all the number in our Marketwatch report.
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Good afternoon and welcome to your Friday ticker. We start on the hardwood in Charlottesville, where the North Carolina Tarheels come a callin' tomorrow afternoon in a noon tip.
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Travis Watson and the Cavs are anxious to even their ACC mark at one and one with a win over the Heels. Virginia has won the last 3 games in the series and five of the last six.
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It's a busy Saturday for hoops in our area. Elsewhere tomorrow, VMI tips off the post Jason Conley era with a Southern Conference tilt against Georgia Southern in Lexington, JMU visits Hofstra in Colonial action and Roanoke College will take a trip down I-81 to battle Washington and Lee. The Maroons are just one and two in the ODAC, but Page Moir's team took Division I Harvard to the wire just two nights ago.
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We continue the hoops theme with the Roanoke Dazzle. Kent Davison's club is just three and a half games out of first place in the NBDL heading into tonight's contest at Huntsville.
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The NFL Divisional Playoffs will get cranked up tomorrow night. In the AFC, the Steelers and Titans are set for a grudge match in the Music City while in the Philly, the Eagles are trying to figure out a way to contain the multi-talented Mike Vick and the Falcons.
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That's it for the ticker. Coming up at six, words from Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb on Saturday's pending showdown at the Vet. Have a great weekend everybody.

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One of the Bee Gees is hospitalized in critical condition.
A hospital in Miami Beach says singer Maurice Gibb underwent emergency surgery yesterday for a blocked intestine. The 53-year-old is being treated in intensive care, where his condition is described as critical but stable.
Gibb and two brothers formed the Bee Gees.
A spokesman for his twin brother, Robin, says ``everyone is very, very worried.''

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Director Steven Spielberg was honored today in Hollywood.
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Spielberg already has three Oscars and eight of the highest grossing films of all time. Now he has his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Spielberg, was joined at the ceremony by his wife Kate Capshaw.
He became a household name after "Jaws" became a blockbuster hit in 1975. Seven years later he hit gold again with "ET."
Some of his other films include; "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Jurassic Park". The star appropriately enough is in front of the Kodak Theater, the new home of the Academy Awards.
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