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Today on News 7 at 5, four members of a Roanoke family are found shot to death. Police have a suspect in custody. We'll have a live report.
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Plus Iraqi television broadcasts pictures it claims are of Saddam Hussein walking the streets of Baghdad.
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A cold front will bring some showers but will not wash out the weekend. Forecast details straight ahead.

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Also two Virginia men will serve prison terms for smuggling drugs.
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An new study looks at the results of affirmative action at Virginia Tech.
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Plus we'll see how one company is investigating the secrets of long life.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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New video footage is released of a man identified as Saddam Hussein walking the streets of Iraq, but is it really him.?
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((ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: THIS TAPE DOES NOT GIVE US ANY FIRM CONCLUSIONS ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. AS HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST THE TAPE WILL GO THROUGH THE TYPICAL ANALYSIS, THE TECHNICAL ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE VOICE IS INDEED SADDAM HUSSEINS ETC. THAT WILL BE DONE.))
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
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White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer went on to say in the bigger scheme it doesn't matter whether it's Saddam because the regime's days are numbered.
The tape was shown on Iraqi T-V.
After two weeks of airstrikes Iraqi TV is not fully shut down. The government apparently uses a combination of fixed sites and mobile vans to keep the signal going.
Chris Lawrence if in Kuwiat following this story. He joins us live with the latest.
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((SADDAM HUSSEIN ALIVE AND WELL ON THE STREETS OF BAGHDAD THATS THE WAY IT LOOKED AS HE APPEARED ON IRAQI TV FRIDAY TALKING ABOUT AN APACHE HELICOPTER THAT WENT DOWN JUST TWO WEEKS AGO.
MCCRYSTAL (HALF OF BITE COVERED WITH SADDAM) "WE FIND IT INTERESTING THAT SADDAM HUSSEIN IF HE IS ALIVE FEELS THE NEED TO WALK IN THE STREETS TO PROVE THAT. JUST OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL ENGINEERS ARE TRYING TO FIX THE RUNWAYS AS REINFORCEMENTS ARRIVE AT THE RE-NAMED BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. ONE AMERICAN SOLDIER THERE HAS BEEN KILLED IN SPORADIC IRAQI RESISTANCE. TERRIFIED CIVILIANS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO ESCAPE THE FIGHTING AROUND THE AIRPORT EVEN AS THOUSANDS OF IRAQI TROOPS ARE GIVING UP INCLUDING A LARGE GROUP OF THE REPUBLICAN GUARD. IRAQS INFORMATION MINISTER PROMISED TO HIT AMERICAN SOLDIERS WITH UNCONVENTIONAL ATTACKS. AND A CAR BOMB EXPLODED IN NORTHWESTERN IRAQ KILLING A PREGNANT WOMAN, THE DRIVER AND THREE SOLDIERS. IRAQI OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.... BUT TROOPS KEEP FINDING GAS MASKS AND CHEMICAL SUITS. ))

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A mother and three of her children were shot to death this morning in their Roanoke home. A fifth member of the family was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Tonight Roanoke police have a suspect in custody.
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Joe Dashiell is on Madison Avenue tonight where the family lived. Joe, what can you tell us about the investigation?
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Joe adlibs ((ROLLCUE:..a domestic incident.))
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One of the three defendants accused in an apparent murder for hire in Pittsylvania County has pled guilty.
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Rodney Fuller of Danville has entered into a plea agreement that will spare him his life.
In return, he reportedly has agreed to testify against Teresa Lewis and Matthew Shallenberger.
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All three are charged with the October murders of Julian Lewis Jr. and his 25-year old son Charles at their Keeling home.
Lewis' wife Teresa allegedly hired Fuller and Shallenberger to kill her husband so she could collect insurance money.
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The two remaining defendants will go on trial this summer.

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Two central Virginia men are headed to prison for their role in an interstate drug smuggling ring.
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42-year-old Wayne H. Wood Junior was given a two-year prison term today in federal court.
Prosecutors say Wood and five others were bringing large amounts of illegal drugs into the Lynchburg area on a monthly basis.
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((DON WOLTHUIS/ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY: THERE WAS A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS FROM LYNCHBURG THAT WAS TRAVELLING REGULARLY TO ARIZONA, BRINGING BACK MULTIPLE-POUND QUANTITIES OF MARIJUANA, HALF-POUND AND POUND QUANTITIES OF METHAMPHETAMINE, HALF KILOS AND KILOS OF COCAINE, PRETTY MUCH ON A MONTHLY BASIS GOING BACK FROM THE LATE '90'S AL THE WAY TO THEIR ARRESTS IN 2002.))
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51-year-old Fernando Valenzuela pleaded guilty today to supplying the drugs. His 32-year-old son Ariel was sentenced to time served.
Two other defendants will be sentenced later this spring.

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Five people are killed after a small plane hits a building. We'll have the details next.
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And as the Board of Visitors reconsiders banning the program, new analysis suggests many African American freshmen would have a hard time getting into Virginia Tech without the help of affirmative action.
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A small plane crashed into a building in Massachusetts
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igniting a huge fireball and killing five people on board.
A sixth person on the plane was taken to the hospital and a man who worked in the building was also hurt.
One witness says the plane was obviously in trouble before crashing into the sheet metal company.
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((IT WAS TWIRLING AND IT ENDED UP CRASHING INTO A BIG BALL OF FIRE AND FLEW UP FROM THE TOP OF THE BUILDING.))
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The plane was a Beech King Air 200- twin engine turbo prop.The FAA is still trying to confirm where the plane took off from and the exact number of people on board.
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It was 35 years ago today that Martin Luther King Junior was killed.
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In Memphis, Tennessee, several hundred people marched more than a mile to Mason Temple to remember.
King gave his now famous "I have been to the Mountaintop" speech at the temple the night before he was killed.
King was in Memphis to lead a garbage workers' strike when he was shot April fourth, 1968 on the balcony of the former Lorraine Motel.
The hotel is now home to a National Civil Rights Museum.
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An Associated Press report says many African American freshmen at Virginia Tech would have had difficulty getting admission without the school's affirmative action program.
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Of 333 students who listed their race as black last year, 295 submitted S-A-T scores below the school's average for incoming freshmen.
Black freshmen scored an average of 1038. That is well ABOVE the national mark of 857 for college-bound African-Americans, but it is 153 points BELOW Tech's class average of 11 hundred-91.
They also listed a combined high school grade-point average of 3-point-29, compared to a freshman average of 3-point-6.
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Tech officials agreed the students were likely accepted with the help of other factors.
The school's board of visitors recently banned such preferential treatment.
It will meet again on Sunday to reconsider the policy.

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Today on Healthcheck, many researchers believe that the secret of a happy healthy life is based on genetics.
But that hasn't stopped one company from trying to find a pill that could dramatically extend the lifespan.
Dr. Mallika Marshall has more.
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((AT 98--REUBEN LANDAU IS MASSACHUSETTS' OLDEST PRACTICING ATTORNEY.
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HE IS ALSO A MEDICAL ANOMALY. FOR THE MOST PART HE HAS LIVED DISEASE-FREE. AVOIDING THE USUAL SUSPECTS -- CANCER, ALZEIHIMERS, HEART DISEASE--THAT CLAIM MOST OF US IN OUR 70'S AND 80'S. THE MYSTERY IS: WHY?

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"OF COURSE THE EASY ANSWER TO THAT WOULD BE I'M LUCKY"
BUT DR. THOMAS PERLS--HEAD OF THE NEW ENGLAND CENTENARIAN STUDY--SAYS IT INVOLVES MORE THAN JUST LUCK. HE SAYS WHAT KEEPS PEOPLE LIKE LANDAU TICKING TO 100 AND BEYOND IS ALL IN THE GENES.

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"THE GENES THAT WOULD PREDISPOSE YOU TO THE DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH AGING LIKE A HEART ATTACK OR A STROKE THE CENTENARIANS CAN'T HAVE THOSE. AND THEN THEY PROBABLY HAVE THESE GENES THAT HELP PEOPLE AGE MORE SLOWLY"
LAST AUGUST PERLS AND FELLOW RESEARCHERS ANNOUNCED THEY HAD DISCOVERED A SECTION OF A CHROMASONE IN OUR DNA THAT IS RESPONSIBILE FOR LONGEVITITY.
STANDUP: ARMED WITH THAT KNOWLEDGE--THEY FOUNDED A COMPANY TO FURTHER THEIR WORK. SCIENTISTS HERE AT "CENTAGENETIX" ARE NOW WORKING TO PRODUCE LONGEVITY PILLS TO DO WHAT CENTENARIANS DO NATURALLY.

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"THE GOAL ISN'T TO GET A BUNCH OF PEOPLE TO A 100 . THE GOAL IS GETTING A BUNCH OF PEOPLE TO MARKEDLY DELAY OR EVEN ESCAPE SOME OF THESE DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH AGING."
IT'S WHAT HE REFERS TO AS THE "FOUNTAIN OF AGING WELL." DR. GEORGE ANNAS SAYS EXTENDING LIFE TO 100, 110 EVEN 120 YEARS COULD HAVE SERIOUS IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIETY.

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"WHAT WOULD THESE PEOPLE BE DOING? WOULD THEY BE A DRAG ON THE YOUNGER PEOPLE? WOULD THEY CONTINUE TO STAY IN THEIR JOBS SO THAT YOUNGER PEOPLE WOULD BE UNEMPLOYED AND ESSENTIALLY ALMOST REVOLT AGAINST THE OLDER PEOPLE?"
IF CENTAGENETIX DOES DISCOVER HOW TO EXTEND LIFE...MANY OF US COULD LIVE TO BE AS OLD AS REUBEN LANDAU. DR. MALLIKA MARSHALL, CBS NEWS.))

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Stay with us, up next Brent Watts will visit the contestants in the Miss Roanoke Valley pageant.
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Young women from around the state of Virginia will be competing for the crown this weekend. The Miss Roanoke Valley Pageant will take place tommorow night at Cave Spring High School.
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That's where we find Brent Watts this evening. Brent, I understand that two well known actresses will be co-hosting the event.
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Coming up today in Sports, the Salem Avalanche prepares to launch its new season.
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Plus we will see why it takes a lot of work to keep ahead of the aging process for some famous faces.
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Carolina League Baseball returns to the Roanoke Valley tonight with opening night in Salem. Travis Wells profiles tonight's starting pitcher for the Avs.
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The Roanoke Express will try and rebound from last nights 7-2 loss to the Greensboro Generals in game one of their ECHL playoffs tonight with game two at the Greensboro Coliseum.
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To the Greensboro Coliseum we go where Daniel Berthiaume would stop 39 of 41 Express shots for the Generals. The Express defense did play strong in the first period only giving up this Rod Audott goal at the 2:18 mark. But the Generals would explode in the second for five goals in the period. Matt Turek gets the run started at the 5:28 mark with the shot that beats Evan Lindsey. Jay Murphy makes the count 3-to-nothing Generals halfway through the second with this tally. The Express finally scored with Chad Mazurak capitalizing on a second chance to cut it to 3-to-1 in the second.
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The Generals would score four more to win it 7-to-2. Game two in the best-of-five series is tonight in Greensboro.
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And don't forget about the Final Four party on Your Hometown Station tomorrow.
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[go to pinnacle 12999] The national semi-final party gets started at four with a two hour pregame show, and then at six Kansas squares off against Marquette. The second final four game has Texas and Syracuse. That one should tip-off around 8:45.
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Coming up at the top of the hour an update on qualifying, plus Jason Conley is back in the new and JJ Redick is making headlines for the wrong reason in Durham. Jean will be back in just a minute. Have a safe night folks. [GO TO BREAK]

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Some presidents in Buena Vista are due for their yearly facelift.
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The giant busts of Abraham Lincoln, Zachary Taylor, and William Henry Harrison are showing the effects of a long hard winter. Maintenance workers at Glen Maury Park will fix any bits of plaster that have started cracking. Ronnie Coffey, Buena Vista's Parks and Recreation Director says he's not sure how much longer the heads will stay at the park.
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((RON COFFEY/DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND RECREATION; AS OF NOW THEY ARE STILL HERE AT GLEN MAURY PARK AND WE INVITE EVERYBODY TO COME SEE THE PRESIDENTIAL HEADS, THEY WAS HERE ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO ON TEMPORARY LEAVE FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS, AND THREE YEARS LATER AND WE'RE STILL GLAD THEY ARE HERE. ))
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Repairs to the heads will be completed before Glen Maury Park's Easter celebration the weekend of April 19th.
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