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Today on News 7 at 5, a lawmaker wants a judge to explain why he spared the life of a convicted cop killer.
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Plus four people are dead as another suicide bomber hits Israel.
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Rain lovers got their fill and they are coming back for more. Details of a mid week soaker just ahead.

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One of the best known faces in the White House is quitting his job.
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Mike Stevens will check in live from Florida as Virginia Tech tries to keep the Big East together.
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Plus we'll tell you why Egypt is upset with a Virginia museum. News 7 at 5 is next.

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((MARY BETTERTON/WIDOW OF SLAIN OFFICER: AND I THINK THAT WOULD CERTAINLY BE BENEFICIAL TO THE FAMILIES TO HAVE SOME EXPLANATION WHY THE SENTENCE WAS CHANGED.))
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Family and friends of a Pittsylvania County sheriff's deputy murdered last year are looking for answers about justice.. and for a way to honor him and others who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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The wife of deputy Frankie Betterton says she's still wondering how her husband's killer managed to escape the death penalty.
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A jury sentenced Roy Douglas Inge to death in February, but a judge last month reduced that sentence to life in prison.
Judge William Alexander never gave a reason for his decision, which left Betterton's family stunned.
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Chatham delegate Robert Hurt says he'll introduce legislation that would require judges to give an explanation when they deviate from a jury's recommendation.
Officials today also unveiled plans for a police memorial in Pittsylvania County.
It will honor Betterton and the four other deputies who have died in the line of duty there since 1928.
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The Big East commissioner has been silent for weeks, but this afternoon he defended his conference with passion.
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Mike Stevens joins from the Ponte Vedra Inn where the Big East meetings are taking place this week.
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Mike adlibs

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(Mike, this is also the day for the basketball coaches to meet. What's the word from them?)



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The road to peace in Israel is once again blocked by violence.
An explosion at a mall in Northern Israel is the fifth suicide bombing within 48 hours.
Four people were killed including the attacker.
As Drew Levinson reports an Islamic Jihad leader has claimed responsibility.
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((The fifth suicide bombing in three days came at a Mall in Afula in Northern Israel. Witnesses say a Palestinian man--armed with explosives blew himself up when he was confronted by a guard. At least four people were killed. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility. Another militant group, Hamas said it was behind the four other attacks--and added it would not stop the terror as long as what it calls the "occupation" remains. MAHMMOUD AL-ZHAR/HAMAS SPOKESMAN: "I THINK THIS IS A GOOD INDICATOR OF WHAT THE RESISTANCE MOVEMENT IS ABLE TO ACHIEVE AT ALL MEANS, AT ANY TIME, EVERYWHERE."
Israel's deputy Ambassador to the United Nations called on Palestinian authorities to prevent further attacks--not with words but actions.
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"JUST ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE NOT ENOUGH, DECLARATIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH, THEY NEED TO TAKE ACTUAL ACTIONS AGAINST TERRORISTS, BUT SO FAR UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE SEEN NOTHING." The suicide attack--the 95th in 32 months of fighting--is just yet another sign--the middle east peace process is blowing up. And it proves how difficult it will be to carry out the U-S backed "road map" plan for ending violence immediately and setting up a Palestinian state. BUSH: "WE'RE STILL ON THE ROAD TO PEACE. IT'S JUST GONNA BE A BUMPY ROAD AND I'M NOT GONNA GET OFF THE ROAD UNTIL WE ACHIEVE THAT VISION." That vision of peace is now blurry at best--Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has put off a planned visit to the White House and reimposed restrictions on the Palestinians eased just last week. Drew Levinson, CBS News.))

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White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer is not speaking for the President today, but for himself. He says it's time to say goodbye.
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He'll be stepping down from his post as White House press secretary in July.
After 21 years in government and politics, Fleischer says he'll enter the private sector.
The White House Press secretary says he still deeply believes in President Bush and his policies.
Fleischer's replacement is expected to be his deputy Scott McClellan.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a fire damages a Montgomery County business.
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Plus on Health check, we will hear what one doctor thinks new blood pressure guidelines will mean to his patients.
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Early reports show a fire that damaged an Elliston business was electrical.
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Firefighters were called to Price's Upholstery shop on Brake Road around 3:30 this morning. Some antique furniture was lost in the blaze, but no was one was hurt. Officials estimate about 100-thousand dollars in damage. The actual cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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In health check tonight,
Last week, new guidelines were released about what is considered a healthy blood pressure. What was once considered normal for some people is now classified as pre-hypertensive.
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Tonight Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton spoke with a local cardiologist to see what this will mean for his patients.
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Jean,
Under the new guidelines 22-percent of American adults fall into the "pre-hypertensive" category.
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Doctor Joseph Austin says it will give doctors more lead way to persuade patients to change their lifestyles.
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((PREVIOUSLY IF YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE WAS 140 OVER 90 THAT WAS CONSIDERED NORMAL. THE FEELING IS THAT THESE LOWER BLOOD PRESSURES CAN BE DETRIMENTAL AND MAY ALSO IDENTIFY PEOPLE WHO MAY EVOLVE INTO HIGHER LEVELS)) [RUNS19]
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Under the new blood pressure definitions normal is below 120 over 80. But you are considered pre-hypertensive if your blood pressure falls between 120 to 139 over 80 to 89.
And According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, studies have shown that the risk of heart disease and stroke begins to rise at blood pressures as low as 115 over 75.
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((THE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE DAMAGES THE LININGS OF THE BLOOD VESSELS AND MAKES THEM MORE PRONE TO HAVE CHOLESTEROL PROBLEMS WHICH CAN LEAD TO VARIOUS TYPES OF VASCULAR DISEASE. IF IT HAPPENS IN BRAIN IT CAN CAUSE STROKE, IF IT HAPPENS IN THE HEART IT CAN CAUSE CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE )) [RUNS18]
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And while doctor Austin doesn't believe patients in the new pre-hypertensive category need to be me on medication. He says lifestyle changes are necessary.
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((IT'S IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE WHO EVEN HAVE NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE TO ADAPT A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE WHICH INVOLVES EATING LESS, SALT, TRYING TO ACHIEVE A MORE IDEAL BODY WEIGHT, AND GETTING REGULAR EXERCISE)) [RUNS12]
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The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute says studies have also shown the risk of Americans developing hypertension is much greater than previously thought. For example, those who do not have high blood pressure at 55 have a 90-percent risk of going on to develop it.
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Jean,

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Coming up later on the newscast,
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[VO] the A-C-C expansion may be bad news for Virginia Tech, but another expansion should prove profitable for Frank Beamer.

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Coming up today in our Marketwatch report, one company has reached a half BILLION dollar settlement with its investors.
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Also while it wasn't in that league, the Matrix made some big bucks at the weekend box office.
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WorldCom has agreed to pay a record 500 MILLION dollars to settle civil fraud charges, arising from its multibillion dollar accounting scandal.
The fine would be the largest fine ever imposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission on a company, outside the brokerage industry.
Alexis Christoforous has more on the day on Wall Street.
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Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer is having sweet success off the football field.
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The first restaurant bearing his name in Christiansburg is doing so well that another location is being opened in downtown Roanoke. The owners of Beamer's Restaurant say they will take-over the Great 611 Steak Company and give it a complete overhaul with Tech memorabilia. The work is expected to be done within a couple months. Williams says there could be more Beamer's Restaurant locations in the future and that the coach is known to eat at the Christiansburg location several times a week.
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Good afternoon, Jean. Today was a big day in North Florida as Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese spoke for about a half hour this afternoon in Ponte Vedra
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That's where our own Mike is as well to let us know what the Commish had to say, Mike.
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((Mike ad lib and tosses back to Travis))

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Thanks, Mike. We look forward to hearing more from you tonight at six.

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The current mess between the Big East and the ACC shouldn't overshadow this week's ACC Baseball Tournament in Salem, where four of the top 25 teams in the country will be among those competing for the crown.
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That includes the top ranked team in the country, and the defending tournament champs from Florida State.
The Noles come in as the top seed with a record of 47-8-1 and have won eight straight games.
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A big part of the Seminoles success this season can be traced to the play of shortstop Stephen Drew, the younger brother of Saint Louis Cardinals outfielder J-D Drew.
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Tonight at six, more from Ponte Vedra and we'll check in with former Cave Spring star Tyler Lumsden and the Clemso

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Post-war Iraq is not the only country dealing with looted artifacts.
Egypt is now stepping up its campaign to retrieve illegally removed archaelogical treasures.
And in doing so, its going after Virginia's largest art museum.
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Egypt says this 24-hundred-year-old relic at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is stolen.
Museum officials say the five-foot-long granite relief has been in the museum's collection since 1963.
They say they asked the Egyptian government for proof the artifact was stolen but have never heard back from them.
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Last month Egypt was successful in seizing a funeral headstone, dating back to the pharoahs, from a dealer in New York.
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``The Matrix Reloaded'' broke a bunch of records from its first night on.
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The first record was set Wednesday night when it made five million dollars from previews. Then it broke the opening day record with more than 42 million dollars. It's made a total so far of 136 (m) million in four days -- or about what the original Matrix made in five weeks.
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