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Just ahead on News 7 at 5, a Roanoke high school football coach is found guilty of assaulting an injured player.
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And the decorating diva faces federal charges, but Martha Stewart says she's ready to fight.
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It got warmer today and the showers are now heading east. More sunshine in the Thursday forecast.

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Electrical problems create schedule changes tomorrow at a Roanoke elementary school.
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On Healthcheck tonight, awaiting federal action for a prescription payment plan.
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Plus we'll meet the Bedford-raised actor who's "wired" over his regular gig on H-B-O. News 7 at 5 is next.
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A Roanoke City football coach faces an uncertain future after he's convicted of assaulting a player.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon. Despite a strong showing of support from players and peers, a Halifax County judge today found Patrick Henry High School's head football coach guilty of slapping a player.
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The Halifax County courthouse was jammed with students and friends wearing purple in support of Kevin Clifford today.

Clifford was accused of swearing at and slapping then-16 year old Brett Moyer after a winning game against Halifax last November.
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Moyer did *not* report the incident but witnesses and an anynomous letter led to investigations by the school and social services early this year.
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((CATHY ESWORTHY/MOYER'S MOTHER: ALOT OF THE REASONS WE DIDN'T COME FORWARD, MY HUSBAND AND I BOTH WORK FOR ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS AND WE'RE BIG ADVOCATES OF THOSE SCHOOL AND WE WANTED IT HANDLED AS DISCREETLY AS POSSIBLE AND AS APPROPRIATELY AS POSSIBLE.))
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Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge Anderson Nelson dismissed the "curse and abuse" charge but sentenced Clifford to a fine of fifty dollars on the assault charge.
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Clifford's attorney, who did not want to comment on camera, says he's unsure what the ruling means for his client's job.


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The Big East is not giving up on holding the conference together. Big East leaders sat down today with the A-C-C's principal target - University of Miami President Donna Shalala.
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Meghan Muldoon joins us from Washington with more on that meeting.
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Virginia Tech president Charles Steger and his Big East counterparts met face to face with Shalala here in Washington.

Their goal: Keeping the conference together.

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From the kitchen to the courtroom Martha Stewart is in Federal court today facing charges.
The diva of tasteful living could face big fines and even jail time.
Jennifer Miller has more from New York.
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((WITH HER WHITE, OVERSIZED UMBRELLA AND MATCHING COAT, MARTA STEWART STILL MANAGED TO LOOK HER BEST WHEN SHE ARRIVED AT THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE. ONCE INSIDE, SHE LEARNED OF THE GRAND JURY INDICTMENT9 COUNTSTHE CHARGES INCLUDING SECURITIES FRAUD, OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AND CONSPIRACY. James Comey/U.S. Attorney: ``This criminal case is about lying, lying to the FBI, lying to the SEC and investors. That is conduct that will not be tolerated. Miss Stewart is being prosecuted not because of who she is, but what she did.'' STEWARTS TROUBLE BEGAN IN DECEMBER 20-01WHEN SHE SOLD 4-THOUSAND SHARES OF INCLOME SYSTEMS STOCK. SOON AFTERWARD, THE GOVERNMENT RELEASED INFORMATION THAT SENT THE STOCK TUMBLING. FEDERAL OFFICIALS SAY STEWART LEARNED OF THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION BEFOREHAND DURING A PHONE CONVERSTION WITH HER BROKER. THEY ADD IT WAS THEN THAT SHE LEARNED HER FRIEND AND INCLOMES FOUNDER, SAM WAKSEL, WAS DUMPING HIS STOCK.
Carlan: Immediately upon learning of the Waksal selling, Martha Stewart went ahead, in the same phone conversation and dumped her own holdings of the Imclone stocks. That was illegal insider trading.
WAKSAL HAS ALREADY PLEADED GUILTY TO INSIDER TRADING. BUT TODAY, STEWART PLEADED INNOCENT TO ALL CHARGES. SHE MAINTAINS SHE HAD PREVIOUSLY ARRANGED TO SELL HER IMCLONE STOCK IF IT WENT BELOW 60 DOLLARS. BUT INVESTIGATORS SAY THE ONE DOCUMENT THAT SUPPORTS THAT STORY IS A FRAUD. James Comey/U.S. Attorney: Even if you're in a tight spot, lying is not the way out. And lying to the FBI, and the SEC is a crime with profound consequences. Jennifer Miller/CBS News/New York City: Stewart faces up to 30 years in prison and $2 million in fines if convicted on all counts. And she also facing civil charges...filed by the SEC...for insider trading. Jennifer Miller, CBS News, New York.))

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There's new hope for peace in the Mideast, as a landmark summit in Jordan ends with an agreement between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
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Promises from Israeli leader Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas have set in motion a U-S backed "road-map" for peace.
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With President Bush as chief moderator, Sharon has pledged to uproot some settlement outposts in the West Bank, while Abbas has vowed to call for an end to armed struggle for a Palestinian state.
Today's summit is the first time the two leaders have shaken hands in public.
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In health check tonight,
Helping seniors pay for prescription drugs. That's what Congress is expected to take up this session- as they debate a prescription drug plan under Medicare.
President Bush says it's also high on his agenda.
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But as Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton reports some wonder if it'll happen any time soon.
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Jean,
Right now there are several committees in both the House and Senate working on Medicare bills.
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And The President unvieled his proposal in March. Last year both the House and Senate passed bills on the issue --but neither made it to the President's desk.
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(( It's people like Shirley Hudson --struggling to pay for her medications --that has Shannon Abell with the LOA, Area Agency on Aging, frustrated that Congress still has not passed prescription drug legislation.
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While many in Congress and the President say something needs to be done -- there doesn't seem to be conscensus on what's the best way to do it. Some proposals call for a uniform benefit under Medicare others only focus on the low-income population.
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Abell says he encourage seniors to call their legislators and make the concerns known. The President is expected to actively press his proposal when he returns from the middle east. [(toss to R)]
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From Bedford to H-B-O. Actor Chris Ashworth is now a regular.
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If you ever watch "The Wire", you know what we mean. We'll talk with him live when we return.
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One local guy is wired into Hollywood taking his acting career to the big time.
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Bedford Native Chris Ashworth has landed a recurring role on the H-B-O series, "The Wire."
He plays a tough Ukrainian named Sergei Malatov.
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Ashworth's character was introduced in the season premiere this week.
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The Wire is actually set in and filmed in Baltimore.
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Chris took a few moments from filming to join us this afternoon from Washington D-C.

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Up next on the newscast, Brent Watts has details on an adventure that's hoping to recreate the days of Lewis & Clark.
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An electrical emergency has forced Roanoke City Schools to make changes tomorrow at one Huff Lane MicroVillage Elementary School.
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[Take Schooltouch full] Third and fourth grade classes at the school are cancelled tomorrow. [Next Page]
Fifth grade classes are asked to report to Northminster Presbyterian Church for the Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony. Fifth grade buses will run normal routes.
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The Nets and Spurs go for the title. Mike Stevens looks ahead in our two minute ticker.
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And Sammy Sosa waits the word. A lengthy suspension is likely after a broken bat breaks the rules.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the midweek ticker - that is stuffed with cork to give it a little more pop!

Sammy Sosa is still awaiting word at this hour on what his suspension will be after he used a corked bat last night. Sammy says it was a mistake and that he only used the bat in batting practice.
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The NBA Finals open tonight in San Antonio with the Spurs hosting New Jersey. The Nets come in as the hottest team in theplayoffs - riding a 10 game postseason winning streak.
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Joe Gaither's Roanoke Hawks 15 and under boys' basketball team is preparing for the nationals June 28th through July fifth in Kingsport, Tennessee.
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The team has been practicing at William Fleming high school against college players. One of the final tune ups for the AAU national championship is the Virginia/North Carolina Shootout the first week of June. The top three teams from each state compete.
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Much more sports for you tonight at the top of the hour. Jean will be back in just a moment to close out this half of News 7 at Five. Take care everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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Ever wondered what it was like to take part in Lewis and Clark's exploration? Well, now you can. This month, Virginia's Explore Park will present Lewis and Clark's Most Excellent Adventure. Brent Watts stopped by the park for an adventure of his own.
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