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Today on News 7 at 5, a man accused of robbing a bank is now CLEARED of the crime.
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Also a local photographer faces charges after authorities found a model dead in his studio.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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Newscaster David Brinkley has passed away.
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The entertainment world is mourning the loss of actor Gregory Peck.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Plus Brent Watts will have the answers to what's bugging you in today's Growin' It. News 7 at 5 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=rle]
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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon.
Three teenagers are in custody after allegedly carjacking a woman at a Roanoke hotel last night.
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Police say a 22 year old woman was approaching her car at the Wyndham Hotel on Hershberger Road, when three teens attacked her around 9-fifteen, and forced her to get in the trunk. According to police, the woman was taken to Campbell County, where she escaped at a convenience store more than two hours later.
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((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE SPOKESPERSON; THE CAR REENTERED THE CITY OF ROANOKE AROUND 12:30. OFFICERS WERE ABLE TO PURSUE THE CAR, AND WENT INTO ROANOKE COUNTY AND BOTETOURT COUNTY, AND WAS FINALLY TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.))
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The teens, aged 13, 16, and 17 are charged with robbery, carjacking, abduction, and eluding police. They are being held at the Roanoke Valley Juvenile Detention Center. The victim was treated for minor injuries.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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A Radford photographer charged following the death of one his models is known by his neighbors as a quiet guy.
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56-year-old Robert Edward Lee Shell is charged with sodomy and object sexual penetration, in connection with the death of 19-year-old model Marion Franklin of Boone, North Carolina. Franklin was Shell's assistant and went by the professional name of Chloe Jennings. Police say they were responding to a report of an overdose at Shell's studio June third, when they found Franklin unconscious. Shell told officers she'd taken medication that night before the two of them had sex. Franklin later died at the hospital. Neighbors who know Shell say they were shocked to learn what had happened.
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((5708 I WAS UTTERLY SHOCKED. IT WAS AS IF A METEOR SUDDENLY STRIKES YOUR HOUSE. SHOCKED. 18))
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Police say they later found bottles of Valium and other drugs inside Shell's studio and his home on Grove Avenue. Shell is being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.
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[5-Peck-Obit]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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Actor Gregory Peck is dead at the age of 87. A spokesman says the Academy Award winner passed away overnight. Stacy Case looks back at his dignified career.
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[IN Q=He was the classic movie star...]
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((HE WAS THE CLASSIC MOVIE STAR -- TALL, DARK AND ALL THE REST. BORN ELDRED GREGORY PECK IN LA HOYA, CALIFORNIA, APRIL 5TH, 1916. THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AND BERKLEY GRADUATE WAS A SYMBOL OF MORAL STRENGTH AND SINCERITY.
PECK RECEIVED FOUR ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS, BUT HIS PERFORMANCE AS EMBATTLED SMALL TOWN LAWYER ATTICUS FINCH IN THE 1962 VERSION OF TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, CLENCHED THE OSCAR FOR BEST PERFORMANCE. IT WAS HIS FAVORITE ROLE.

(NATS...MOCKINGBIRD..)


THAT FILM WAS ALSO A FAVORITE OF HIS FANS. A VETERAN OF COUNTLESS FILMS, PECK DID NOT SHY AWAY FROM CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS. THE 1947 FILM, GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT, WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TO DEAL WITH ANTI-SEMITISM.

(NATS..MOVIE.."some people don't like other people just because they're

Jews, why are they bad? some are sure, some aren't, it's like everybody else.")
HE WAS ATTRACTED TO ROLES THAT NOT ONLY ENTERTAINED, BUT LEFT THE AUDIENCE SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.

SOT - PECK "If maybe 5,6,7 times in my very long career the pictures had

something to say and people could carry home with them, and added to the point of view that's woven into a dramatic story, something they can chew on a bit and maybe change their attitude toward a social issue...well I like that."
AND HE WAS RESPECTED FOR DOING THAT TOO. IN 1991, HE WAS HONORED BY THE KENNEDY CENTER AND 1992 HE RECEIVED THE LINCOLN CENTER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. STACY CASE, CBS NEWS.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Peck may have become a legend on the big screen,
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but his rise to stardom started on the stage at the Barter Theater in Abingdon.
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In 1989 Peck returned to the area for the Virginia Festival of Film in Charlottesville where he was honored for his contributions to classic film.
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[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
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One of the most recognizable voices in television news is quiet tonight. A-B-C News says former anchor David Brinkley died of complications from a fall last night.
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Brinkley's big break came in 1956 when he teamed with fellow newsman Chet Huntley to anchor N-B-C's coverage of the political conventions. He and Huntley were such a hit that N-B-C tapped them to co-anchor the nightly news -- and renamed the newscast after them. His career ended in controversy caused by comments he made about speeches on election night 1996.
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((DAVID BRINKELY: IT'S HARD TO BE PRECISE ABOUT IT BUT THEY STOPPED BEING INTERESTING WHEN THEY BECAME SO LONG AND BILL CLINTON WAS ONE OF THE PRIME FAILURES HERE.))
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[ANCHOR=Shan]
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Despite the flub, Clinton appeared on Brinkley's last network show, and Brinkley apologized. He stepped down in 1996, but continued to do commentaries. David Brinkely was 82.

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A former minister accused of robbing a bank has been cleared of the charges. We'll have the details.
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[VO]
Also seven people are dead in the latest violence to hit the Middle East.
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The number of deaths in the Gaza Strip is in the double digits this week after another attack today.
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Israeli helicopters today fired missiles at a car carrying activists of the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Doctors say seven people were killed, more than a dozen injured. Palestinian President Yasser Arafat is calling on the international community to convince Israel to end the violence.


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((YASSER ARAFAT/PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT: STRONG PRESSURE. WE ARE IN NEED OF THIS STRONG PRESSURE TO STOP THIS AGGRESSION AGAINST OUR PEOPLE."))
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[OUT Q=aggression against our people.]
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The attack is the fourth against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip this week. An Israeli security source said "This targeted killing is just the beginning,".
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[ANCHOR=Shan]
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A case of mistaken identity has been cleared up for a former minister from Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
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Vater Colbert (VAY-ter COHL-bert) had been indicted for bank robbery based upon numerous calls to police identifying him as the suspect. The callers thought he was the man caught on tape by the bank surveillance camera.
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[IN Q=What really got]

((WHAT REALLY GOT ME FINGERED A FEW YEARS AGO WHILE I WAS PASTOR AT MAPLE STREET CHURCH I WENT THROUGH SOME SERIOUS ISSUES IN A MARRIAGE AND MY POPULARITY WAS DOWN AND IT JUST DIMINISHED. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE STILL HAVE A LOT OF ANIMOSITY TOWARDS ME. SO WHEN THIS BANK ROBBERY HAPPENED, IT WAS THEIR WAY OF SAYING HE DESERVES TO BE PUNISHED FOR WHAT HE DID THEN, WE KNOW THAT'S HIM.))
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The charges were dropped Monday after authorities learned of a man in Ohio who'd made statements implicating himself in similar bank robberies.
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[5-Special-Olympics]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The largest international sporting event to be held this summer will kick off next weekend in Dublin, Ireland.
Jennifer Wishon intruduces us to two local athletes about to take their game to a whole new level.
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(([15:01:42:16 - lacing shoes] Nine year old Charvay Perdue laced up her shoes for one last practice on American soil today. The Roanoke native has only been a Special Olympics athlete for a year, but tomorrow she's starting the first leg of her trip to Ireland where she'll compete in the World Games.
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((CHARVAY PERDUE/COMPETING IN WORLD GAMES: IT'S GONNA BE FUN.))
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[BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT]

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((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: ONLY TWO ATHLETES FROM SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA ARE TRAVELING TO THE WORLD GAMES AND WHILE CHARVAY PERDUE WILL BE COMPETING BY FOOT, ANOTHER ATHLETE FROM HARDY IS HOPING TO BRING HOME THE GOLD IN THE ROLLER SKATING COMPETITION.))
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For James Foley competing in the World Games has been a long time coming.
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((JAMES FOLEY/WORLD GAMES COMPETITOR: I'VE BEEN IN SPECIAL OLYMPICS 22 YEARS.))
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The 31- year- old has competed in everything from high- jump to snow- skiing and his mom says he's won more medals than she has room to display.
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((BO HALL: YOU CANNOT GO OUTSIDE YOUR LANE, YOU GOTTA REMEMBER THAT.))
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Special Olympics coordinator Bo Hall has been coaching athletes for 15 years. He says Perdue has been eager to practice for the Games and his only disappointment is that he can't tag along.
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[IN Q=This year it's really]

((BO HALL/SPECIAL OLYMPICS COACH: THIS YEAR IT'S REALLY EXCITING BECAUSE SHE'S GOING TO IRELAND SO IT'S LIKE MAN, IT'S A DREAM COME TRUE.))
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A dream Foley plans to turn into reality by winning a gold medal.
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[IN Q=Not yet, so far]

((JAMES FOLEY/WORLD GAMES COMPETITOR: NOT YET, SO FAR I HAVEN'T BEEN NERVOUS.))
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When Foley and Perdue arrive in Ireland they'll first travel to a host city.
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((NANCY MOREHOUSE/SPECIAL OLYMPICS COORDINATOR: FAMILIES IN THAT CITY ARE GONNA BE HOSTING THE DELEGATION FROM THE USA AND BE TAKING THEM TOURING AROUND THE COUNTRY. SO THEY GET ABOUT A WEEK TO GET ADJUSTED TO IRELAND BEFORE THEY ACTUALLY START WITH THEIR COMPETITION.))
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((NATS OF PERDUE RUNNING BY)) Once the Games take off Morehouse says each athlete will compete about three times. But no matter where they place in their events, they're sure to return as winners. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Salem.))

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Up next on the newscast, the rainy weather might be bugging you.. AND your plants...
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[Growin-It]


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Bugs, slugs and snails...oh my! Each of these pests can shorten the life span of your plants, especially in wet weather. Brent Watts has a few tips on how to identify the problem in this week's Growin' It.
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Coming up a little later in the newscast, Eminem's ex-wife could face some prison time. We'll tell you why.
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Plus friends say there is good news to report about singer Luther Vandross.
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[5Marketwatch]


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On Wall Street today, the bulls pulled out another win despite some mixed economic news. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your Thursday ticker. We start on the links where the 103rd U-S Open teed off this morning just outside of Chicago. For the second time in the tournament's history players teed off at number one and number 10.
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Tiger Woods had an up and down day as he tries to become the first back to back Open winner since Curtis Strange turned the trick in 1988 and 89. Tiger fired an even par round of 70 today.
Justin Leonard had the putter working, going on a birdie binge on the back side. The Texan is tied for the clubhouse lead with Jay Don Blake at 4-under par after a 66.
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The Salem Avalanche has now lost five straight games heading into a four game set at Myrtle Beach which begins tonight.
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The first half of the Carolina League season ends on Sunday and Salem is currently two games behind Winston Salem for a playoff spot, giving added significance to this week's series at the beach.
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The Avs are 2 and 1 against the Pelicans in Myrtle Beach this season.

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One day after six Astros pitchers combined to no hit the Yankees, the Bronx Bombers got a little revenge this afternoon.
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Alphonso Soriano smacked an RBI single in the 8th scoring Hideki Matsui to break a 5-all tie at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees then turned things over to Mariano Rivera who pitched the ninth for his 7th save of the season as New York hung on to win 6-5, taking two of three from the Astros.
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The Nascar Winston Cup series has left Pocono in the rear view mirror and now heads to Michigan this weekend for the running of the Sirius Satellite Radio 400. Series Points Leader Matt Kenseth is the defending race champion.
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Kenseth has a 176 point lead in the championship chase. That's the largest cushion after 14 races since Dale Earnhardt held a 213 point advantage in 1990. If Kenseth stays on his pace of finishing in the top 10 every 12 out of 14 races, he could turn the points race into a big blowout.
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That's it for the ticker. Coming up at six, ACC/Big East news, plus we'll get you set for the Roy Stanley Celebrity golf tournament. Have a great night everybody.

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Grammy winner Eminem is no stranger to the spotlight, but today his ex-wife is the one feeling the heat.
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[SUPER=03-St. Clair Shores, MI]


Kim Mathers, the former wife of the often controversial rapper, is in hot water with police in Michigan.
After a night on the town, Mathers was stopped after ignoring a law that requires motorists to merge when a police car is parked on the side of the road.
Authorities learned that Mathers' license had been revoked for three years before searching her vehicle.
That's when they found a small bag of off-white powder.
If the powder is narcotics, she will face a felony drug charge.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Five]
[WRITER=tbr]
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There is good news about singer Luther Vandross.
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His business manager says he's been moved out of intensive care and upgraded to stable condition.
Vandross had been in critical condition since suffering a stroke in April.
Saying it is like watching a modern day miracle, Carmen Romano reports he is a little more responsive each day. and that Vandross no longer needs a respirator to breathe.
Last week, his friends and family said he was beginning to mouth words and had started light therapy.
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