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Today on News 7 at 5, the man convicted of killing a Pittsylvania County deputy will pay with his life.
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Also President Bush says Iraqi field commanders have been ordered to use chemical weapons in the event of war.
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Significant amounts of snow, sleet and freezing rain prompt the weather service to issue winter storm warnings. The latest just ahead.

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Researchers believe they have found an answer to a leading cause of premature births.
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We will see some models who say not only is bigger, better...it's also more natural.
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Plus a former Atlanta Braves star decides to call it quits.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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Residents of central and soutwest Virginia are bracing themselves for another blast of winter weather. Snow is already falling in many parts of our region.
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Let's head over to Robin Reed in our Weather Center to see what we can expect from the latest storm.

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The preparations for snow have been underway for most of the day, as crews get ready to battle snow covered roads and potential for downed power lines.
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Richard Lesko joins us now. Well Jean, for now the grass is still green, and the pavement is still black,
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but crews are ready for when all of that has a white covering.
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(( After a string of small snows this winter, crews are in the routine for this year. So far the snows have NOT taxed V-Dot's salt supply, or budget.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON; WE HAVE TO USE ABOUT AS MANY RESOURCES ON SMALL SNOWS AS WE DO ON BIG SNOWS, SO SO FAR WE'VE USED ABOUT HALF OF OUR CAPACITY, AND WE ARE CONTINUING TO REPLENTISH, SO WE ARE IN GOOD SHAPE FOR THIS STORM.))
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Many school systems let their students out early in anticipation of a winter blast, while many others took the opportunity to gas up, or load up on the traditional milk and break. Meanwhile, in far southwest Virginia, the snow started earlier, Carroll County saw some of Virginia's first flakes of this latest storm.))
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[TAKE VDOT ROAD CONDITIONS FS] If you want to check major road conditions, you can call VDOT's hotline at 1-800-367 ROAD, or dial 511 on your cell phone. [TAKE WDBJ7.COM FS] And for a full list of all of our business and school closings you can log on to our website at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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VDOT is warning that most winter weather accidents happen in the first few hours of a storm, before snowplows get a chance to hit the roads.
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And Jean they also ask that people stay off the road, so crews can work on clearing them.

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A Pittsylvania County jury says the 24-year old man who killed Sheriff's Deputy Frankie Betterton should die for the crime.
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Yesterday, the jury found that Roy Inge (Ihnj) Junior shot Deputy Betterton in the head during a traffic stop last May. During the sentencing phase of the trial today, Inge's former girlfriend spoke of a relationship that was often marked by bizarre behavior. Betterton's widow testified about the effect his death has had on their 12-year old son, Frankie Junior.
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((MARY BETTERTON/WIDOW: THE GUIDANCE COUNSELOR MET ME AT THE DOOR WITH TEARS IN HER EYES AND SAID, I NEED TO TALK TO YOU. WE WROTE ESSAYS IN CLASS TODAY ABOUT WHAT WE WANT TO BE WHEN WE GROW UP. FRANKIE'S PAPER SAID 'I WANT TO LIVE.'" AND THAT WAS HIS ESSAY.))
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The defense called one witness, a psychologist, who said Inge is a paranoid schizophrenic who lives in a delusional world. A judge is scheduled to officially sentence Inge April 24.
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A war with Iraq could be imminent.
Just moments ago, President Bush spoke on national TV saying the game is over.
He says Saddam Hussein was given one final chance to comply with the United Nations but he's throwing that chance away.
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The President said Iraq has ties to terrorism and would not hesitate to use biological weapons.
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((THE IRAQI REGIME... TO EVADE DISCOVERY.))
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President Bush went on to say Saddam has the means, the recklessness and the hatred to threaten the American people and he will be stopped.
More on the Iraqi situation coming up on the Evening News.

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Coming up next on the newscast, Joy Sutton will explain how physical therapy can help some people balance out their lives.
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plus doctors think they can solve the problem that leads to many premature births.
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An accident this morning in Campbell County took the life of a Charlottesville man.
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Police say 32-year-old Travis William Romenesko may have fallen asleep before his Nissan pickup truck slammed into a parked tractor-trailer.
The accident happened just before six this morning in the southbound lane of route-29.
There were minor delays in the primary lanes of the highway, and the nearby Altavista exit ramp was completely blocked for a short period of time.
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Obstetricians say they have a powerful new solution to the dramatic rise in premature births in the last two decades.
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The ground-breaking study shows the hormone progesterone prevented premature births in a surprisingly high number of risky pregnancies. Progesterone softens the uterus lining into a spongy bed that holds a fertilized egg. Weekly injections reduced the rate of premature births by 34 percent in 306 high-risk women.
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In health check tonight,
Do you sometimes feel dizzy, light headed or have trouble keeping your balance.
If so, there could be a problem with your inner ear.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Jean, Some people think dizziness is normal part of aging --but that's not the case.
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And while the symptoms may eventually go away, for the rest physical therapy may help.
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(( For weeks Cynthia Dogan was afraid to drive her car because she was worried she would have a dizzy spell.
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((YOU WERE SCARED, WITH MINE IF I TURNED MY HEAD TOO FAR TO THE RIGHT I WOULD BE INSTANTLY DIZZY AND IT WAS ALWAYS ON MIND THAT I WAS GOING TO HURT MYSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE)) [RUNS12]
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Dogan found out she suffered from a vestibular problem, an inner ear condition.
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((THERE ARE A NUMBER OF REASONS WHY THIS MIGHT HAPPEN INCLUDING TRAUMA, A VIRUS, OR ANY OTHER INTERFERENCE WITH THE MESSAGE SENT FROM THE VESTIBULAR ORGANS TO THE BRAIN)) [RUNS08]
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Some of the symptoms include dizziness, nausea, balance problems, or vertigo, a sensation that the room is moving.
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Physical therapy has worked for Dogan. By using certain exercises and positions she has been able to retrain her brain.
While at first, the movements caused Dogan to experience the symptoms again, her body eventually adapted.
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The duration of therapy is different for each individual depending on the severity of the problem. While not all vestibular problems can be treated with this approach, a good majority can be alleviated.
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Jean,

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Tired of all of those skinny models walking down the runway?
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If you are, here's a fashion show for you.
The Full Figured Gals of Lane Bryant took to the runways this week to kick off Fall Fashion week.
They showed the new Fall line of lingerie.
The Queen of the fashion show- Kia Tyler- sister of Actress Liv and daughter of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. She's now a top plus size model.
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((KIA TYLER: THEYRE THE ONES THAT GAVE ME MY FIRST JOB SO IT'S BEEN AN ONGOING EVENT. AND I LIKE TO WALK AROUND IN MY UNDERWAR SO WHY NOT DO IT AND GET PAID FOR IT.))
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Model Kate Dillon says the women are proving big is beautiful. She says be healthy and that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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Still to come on the newscast, Brent Watts will introduce us to some young actors who are getting valuble experience in Roanoke.
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A local theater company is "Opening the Doors" of the Jefferson Center this Saturday. Young actors and actresses from the Kevin Jones Performing Arts Studio will present a musical about life, love and growing up, but the best part is that the show is FREE. Brent Watts stopped by a rehearsal and has a preview.
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Coming up today in Sports, a big name in the Major Leagues retires,
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Then a little later, a Serbian rancher says he has broken a world record. We'll tell you why the people at Guinness say that's a lot of bull.
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On Wall Street today, the looming war with Iraq and more tension with North Korea had investors moving money to the sidelines.
As Alexis Christoforous tells us, that spelled trouble for the stock markets.
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Good afternoon folks. It's been a busy day at Daytona even though the cars won't be allowed on the track until tomorrow. This afternoon the 19 drivers in the Bud Shootout drew starting positions for Saturday night's race and Geoff Bodine will start on the pole. Dale Junior will start dead last.
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Also today folks are trying to digest speculation that the R.J. Reynolds company may quit sponsoring NASCAR in the future. RJR has been involved with the Winston Cup series since 1971 and last July it signed a new five year extension.
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Shold RJR pull out before the end of the five years, Coke, McDonalds and Anheuser-Busch are possible replacements.

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One of the game's most productive and at times most popular players has announced his retirement from major league baseball.
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Dave Justice, who got his start in Pulaski, leaves the game after 14 seasons in the big leagues with the Braves, Yankees, Indians and A's. He won World Series titles with the Braves in 1995 and the Yankees in 2000. The three-time all-star finished up his career with the A's last season.
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The Roanoke Dazzle is on the road tomorrow night against North Charleston. The Dazzle is 15 and 15 on the season.


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One major key has been the play of forward Terrence Shannon. Shannon has played in the CBA and the NBA summer leagues and found his best bet was the NBDL.
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Shannon is the Dazzle's second leading scorer averaging 16.5 points and 6.4 rebounds a game. But the six foot 7 forward feels it is about time he started putting up these kinds of numbers after a slow start to the season.
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That's it for the ticker, coming up at six, UVa football coach Al Groh talks more about the Cavaliers recruiting class and quarterback Matt Schaub addresses Virginia's biggest need, an offensive coordinator. See ya then everybody.


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Finally today we thought we would end the newscast with a whole lot of bull.
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A Serbian man has raised the world's largest bull.
Ferdinand the bull weighs four thousand six hundred and 30 pounds.
Today that earned him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
His owner says Ferdinand eats 100 pounds of food a day and drinks eight gallons of water.
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