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Today on News 7 at 5, one of rock and roll's biggest names is accused of having child pornography.
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Plus another Democrat enters the Presidential race.
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A passing cold front will knock temperatures down for this week with overnight readings often in the teens. The story just ahead.

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Also today, a supermarket chain is closing 41 stores including one in Roanoke.
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It was a big day for the twins who were formerly joined at the head. We'll explain.
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Plus we will see how a Siamese cat was able to save the lives of its family.
News 7 at 5 is next.
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Sluggish sales at one long time Food Lion in this region forces that store to check out.
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The local store is just one of 41 stores around the U-S Food Lion is closing. Two are in Virginia.
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One is in Virginia Beach the other is in Roanoke on Route-460 in the Market Square East shopping center. Officials say about 40-part and full time workers will lose their jobs when the store closes this Thursday at 6 p-m.
Mary Keeling has shopped at the store for about 10-years and says she will miss it.
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((WELL, IT'S CONVENIENT, IT'S SMALL YOU CAN FIND THINGS BETTER HERE.))
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The company says the stores that are closing are are unprofitable. Food Lion leases space in the shopping center - - there's no word another store will take its place.
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Food Lion is headquartered in North Carolina. It's also laying off workers in its corporate office and distribution centers. The company is also letting people go in transportation and field management.

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Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who is under arrest.
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London Police say he was taken into custody on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He has not been charged with a crime.
Scotland Yard announced only that a 57-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of making and possessing indecent images of children -- and incitement to distribute indecent images of children.
Off the record, police confirmed that the suspect was Townshend.
On Saturday, Townshend had said he had used an Internet web site advertising child porn. He said he wasn't a pedophile -- and that he was simply doing research for an autobiography. He says he believes he was sexually abused as a child.
Townshend is being held at a London police station.
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The twins joined at the skull at birth are on their way home tonight to Guatemala.
Five months after the extraordinary surgery- the 17 month old girls were released from the hospital and are heading home.
Manuel Gallegus shows us how they're doing.
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((FIVE MONTHS AFTER THEIR EXTRAORDINARY SURGERY, MARIA TERESA AND MARIA DE JESUS ARE RETURNING HOME TO GUATEMALA.
FOR THE HUGE TEAM OF SURGEONS, NURSES, AND VOLUNTEERS WHO CARED FOR THEMTHIS DAY IS BITTERSWEET.

-SOT-ESTHER PASSY, MATTEL UCLA MEDICAL CENTER

Ive been part of a little miracle and now my little miracles are going home. And its great to see them do that.
MIRACLE IS A WORD OFTEN USED TO DESCRIBE THE GIRLS ORDEAL. THEY WERE BORN FUSED AT THE SKULL THEY DID HAVE DISTINCT BRAINS...BUT THEY SHARED BLOOD VESSELS. RECOVERING FULLY FROM THAT 23 HOUR SURGERY, IS EXTREMELY RARE.

-SOT-CRIS EMBLETON, HEALING THE CHILDREN ORGANIZATION

Its incredible that so many people can come together, at the right moment, at the right time, and work as a team.
A TEAM MADE UP OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. HENRY KAWAMOTO, SURGEON, MATTEL UCLA MEDICAL CENTER: As the twins go back to Guetemala were really exporting some of the best of American technology, American goodwill, and hopefully a message that says people of the world, we can work together. WENCESLAO QUIEZ LOPEZ, FATHER
THE GIRLS YOUNG PARENTS THANKED THE DOCTORS, FEDEX FOR FLYING THE FAMILY HOME, AND THE ORGANIZATION THATS BUILDING THEM A NEW HOME IN GUATEMALA. THE GIRLS STILL FACE MORE PLASTIC SURGERIES AND PHYSICAL THERAPY IN A PRIVATE HOSPITAL THERE. BECAUSE THEY WERE JOINED FOR THE FIRST YEAR OF THEIR LIVES -THE GIRLS ARE MONTHS BEHIND IN THEIR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEVELOPMENTTHEY STILL DONT HAVE THE MUSCLE STRENGTH NEEDED TO HOLD-UP THEIR HEADS OR CRAWL BUT DOCTORS ARE CONFIDENT THAT THEY WILL CATCH UP OVER TIME. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

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Another Democrat joins the race for President- and it's a familiar face.
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Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman says he wants to renew the American dream.
He kicked off his 20-04 campaign from his old high school in Stamford, Connecticut.
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((SENATOR JOE LIEBERMAN/D- CONNECTICUT: MY FRIENDS TWO YEARS AGO WE WERE PROMISED A BETTER AMERICA, BUT THAT PROMISE HAS NOT BEEN KEPT. TODAY I'M READY TO PUT OUR COUNTRY FIRST TO FIGHT FOR WHAT'S RIGHT FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.))
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Lieberman did not waste any time getting out on the campaign trail- saying hello to folks at a local diner.
He says his campaign will focus on key issues such as homeland security, healthcare and social security.
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Lawmakers in Richmond talk a lot about the state's budget crisis but today the public got its say.
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Over one hundred people, including some of the state's youngest, took the opportunity to address members of the House and Senate budget Committees.
Lawmakers heard arguments in support of raising the cigarette excise tax and increasing funding for education.
A large number of people appeared on behalf of Virginians with mental and physical disabilities and urged lawmakers to restore funding for those with special needs.
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Today's hearing was the fifth public forum held by members of the General Assembly.
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Public school superintendents from around the state are fighting to preserve programs that reduce class sizes and provide early reading intervention. A group of superintendents was in Richmond today to ask for funding for the so-called ``incentive programs'' that fall outside the state's basic financial aid to education.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the surviving members of the Bee Gees question the medical care their brother received before his death this weekend.
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Also we will see a device that is about to hit the market that could make life a little easier for diabetics.
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The countdown to a possible war with Iraq continues, but not at the speed some had expected. U-N weapons inspectors say they need more time.
Also Turkey says it has not agreed to allow the U-S to set up a much need staging area within its borders.
Aleen Sirgany has more.
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((REHEARSING FOR THE REAL DEAL, U.S SOLDIERS IN KUWAIT MONDAY TRAINED FOR WHAT THEY COULD FACE IN A POSSIBLE WAR WITH IRAQ: ROOM-TO-ROOM, BUILDING-TO-BUILDING WARFARE.

(SOT) MAJ. ROGER SHUCK/U.S ARMY

"It's pretty difficult unless you practice it because it's a perishable skill and it's something that is a thinking man's game."
EVEN AS U.S SOLDIERS PREPARE FOR THE WORST, U.N INSPECTORS IN BAGHDAD NOW SAY THEY CANT IMAGINE WRAPPING UP THEIR WORK THERE ANY TIME SOON. IN FACT, THEY WARN IT COULD TAKE ANYWHERE FROM SEVERAL MONTHS TO A YEAR TO FINISH THEIR INSPECTIONS. REGARDLESS, THE WHITE HOUSE POINTS OUT, IF THE U.S DOES ATTACK, IT WILL BE ON ITS OWN CLOCK, NOT THE U.NS.

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THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT PUT ANY ARTIFICIAL TIMETABLETO COMPLY
BRITISH BRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR CAUTIONS TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR SADDAM, EVEN THOUGH POLLS SHOW MOST BRITS DONT ENDORSE GOING TO WAR.

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Saddam is under duty... action will follow.
AT THE VATICAN MONDAY, THE POPE SPOKE OUT AGAINST AN IRAQI ATTACK, SPARKING WHAT COULD BECOME A DIPLOMATIC COLLISION WITH THE U.S.
STAND-UP: ANOTHER DIPLOMATIC STRUGGLE: WITH TURKEY, WHICH IS ALLOWING THE U-S MILITARY TO INSPECT ITS BASES. BUT IT HASN'T YET AGREED TO LET THE TROOPS STATION IN THE COUNTRY.. AND THAT'S FURTHER COMPLICATING WAR PLANS. AS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Botetourt County is holding off on a plan to post property values on its website ... after some opposition from law enforcement officials.
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The county had planned to post the names of property owners and their property values on its website this month.
But after several calls from state and local law enforcement, officials decided to postpone the move until it could be debated further.
Officers were concerned that having their addresses on the website would threaten their safety.
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((BILL LOOPE/SUPERVISOR: NOW THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE AND THE PUBLIC'S ABLE TO OBTAIN THIS BY GOING TO THE COURTHOUSE. THIS JUST PUTS THIS AT THEIR FINGERTIPS AND MAKES IT A LOT EASIER.))
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Property value information is already available on the websites of several other local governments.... the city of Roanoke, Roanoke County and Bedford County, to name a few.
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The two surviving members of a popular band are criticizing the treatment their brother received at a Miami hospital just prior to his death this weekend.
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Maurice Gibb, who created the Bee Gees with his brothers Barry and Robin, died yesterday at the age of 53.
He was hospitalized four days earlier to have emergency abdominal surgery and suffered cardiac arrest before the operation.
His brothers are now questioning whether the surgery should have been performed.
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A spokeswoman for Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach says she can't comment on the allegations because of patient privacy laws.
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Today on Healthcheck, blood sugar monitoring is a vital chore for diabetics.
As Dr. Sean Kenniff tells us, a new deivce could make that task a little easier.
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((BETWEEN SCHOOL AND HOCKEY, 9-YEAR OLD LIKE RICHARD FUSCO DOESN'T HAVE A LOT OF TIME IN HIS BUSY SCHEDULE TO THINK OF THINGS LIKE MONITORING HIS BLOOD. BUT HE HAS DIABETES-- AND IT'S CRITICAL THAT HE KNOWS HOW HIGH OR LOW HIS BLOOD SUGAR IS AT ALL TIMES. SO -- NOW HE'S TRYING OUT A NEW BLOOD TESTING SYSTEM THAT PROMISES TO GIVE HIM ALMOST INSTANT ANSWERS.

SOT: RICHARD FUSCO/DIABETES PATIENT

IT SAVES A LOT OF NUMBERS FOR ME. I DON'T HAVE TO LIKE RUN AROUND WRITING THEM ON PAPER.
TRACK: THE LATEST IN A WAVE OF GLUCOSE MONITORS ....THE B-D MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND GLUCOSE MONITOR IS AIMED AT MAKING DIABETES - EASIER TO DEAL WITH. IT'S BILLED AS REQUIRING LESS BLOOD THAN EVER FOR THE TEST...WHICH MEANS A SMALLER PIN PRICK.
BUT DR. ROBIN GOLAND SAYS PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL OF ALL IS THE QUICK RESPONSE.

SOT: DR. ROBIN GOLAND/CO-DIRECTOR NAOMI BERRIE DIABETES CTR.,

ENDOCRINOLOGIST, NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
"FOR THE PATIENT TO BE ABLE TO CHECK HIS/HER OWN BLOOD SUGAR AND GET THE RESULTS WITHIN A FEW SECOND IS A BIG ADVANCE BECAUSE THEY CAN MAKE MOMENT-TO-MOMENT DECISIONS ABOUT HOW TO MATCH THEIR MEDICATION, THEIR FOOD INTAKE AND THEIR ACTIVITY."
TRACK: THERE IS NO CURE FOR THE DISEASE -- BUT BY CONSTANTLY KNOWING YOUR SUGAR LEVEL AND ADJUSTING IT WITH INSULIN OR MEDICATION IF NECESSARY... YOU CAN REDUCE YOUR RISK OF OTHER SERIOUS ILLNESSES.

SOT: DR. FUSCO

THERE IS A LOT OF NEW INFORMATION THAT PEOPLE WHO CONTROL THEIR BLOOD SUGAR AND KEEP IT CLOSE TO NORMAL-- PREVENT AND DELAY TERRIBLE COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES.
TRACK...SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS LIKE HEART ATTACK, STROKE, AMPUTATION, BLINDESS AND KIDNEY FAILURE. RICHARD -- IN THE MEANTIME PLANS TO KEEP TESTING HIS BLOOD...IN BETWEEN SCHOOL AND HOCKEY AND HIS FRIENDS...AND HOMEWORK.))

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Coming up today in Sports, there is a big upset today on the tennis courts,
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and following that, we will see how a small cat became a big hero.
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Coming up next in our Marketwatch report, we'll see if the stock market can build on last week's gains.
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Plus we'll see if movie goers gave two newlyweds a happy honeymoon.
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On Wall Street today, stocks ended a choppy session with little change as investors took a breather following two weeks of gains.
Ed Crane has more.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the start of the work week two minute ticker. The first major grand slam event of the season for tennis is underway
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down under, but for the two time defending champ it has ended as soon as it started. Jennifer Capriati was beaten by Marlene Weingartner in three sets, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4. She blamed her poor showing on recent eye surgery.
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The Roanoke Dazzle has won a franchise record four in a row heading into this Wednesday's home game against the Asheville Altitude.
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The team practiced this morning at the Jefferson Gym. The Dazzle has won under Kent Davison despite the fact the coach lost his best player Mikki Moore to a call up and forward Geoff Owens to an injury.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, we will introduce you to the newest Dazzle player, seven foot center Darrell Johns.

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While Michael Vick and his Atlanta Falcons season ended over the weekend, his little brother Marcus is preparing himself for the start of what could be an exciting career at Virginia Tech.
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Spring football in Blacksburg begins in less than two months for the Hokies and much of the hype on campus has been about Marcus Vick and his competition with incumbent Bryan Randall. Tech quarterback coach Kevin Rogers, in charge of shaping both, brought us up to date on how the two are getting along.
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More from Rogers tonight on News 7 at 6 - plus we'll check in on preseason testing from the Craftsman Truck Series in Daytona. Have a safe night everybody. Jean will be right back in a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

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It was a piece of cake for Brittany Murphy and Ashton Kutcher to march to the top of the box office this weekend.


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Their new movie, "Just Married," brought in 18 MILLION dollars this weekend.
That is just what it cost to make the movie about mismatched newlyweds on a chaotic honeymoon.
Despite poor reviews, it prove popular with teenaged movie-goers.
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After three weeks at the top, "The Lord of the Rings," falls to second with 15 million dollars.
"Catch Me if You Can," held strong for third place.


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A Texas family's house caught fire while everyone was asleep, but it wasn't a smoke alarm that woke the family up.

It was the family cat.
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When fire broke at the home, it was Pebbles- the Siamese cat who woke the owners.
Melanie Matthews says she's a heavy sleeper and only woke up with Pebbles scratched her arm and licked her face.
Melanie got everyone else out, but no one was able to grab Pebbles.
Firefighters told Melanie Pebbles probably died in the smoke and flames.
But not so fast. It appears Pebbles has nine lives.
One week after the fire, the family was grabbing some blankets and out popped Pebbles.
Family members say it was a bright suprise in a dreary time.
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