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Today on News 7 at 5, a group trying to save Roanoke's Victory Stadium says the fight could end up in the court system.
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Plus the National Weather service says a possible tornado hit Roanoke County last night.
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Today's storms continue to feature damaging winds and hail. The latest radar views coming up.


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The Episcopal Church ends its investigation of an openly gay minister. We'll tell you why.
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The Army is investigating a rash of pneumonia cases striking soldiers in Iraq.
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Plus the nursing shortage in the region could get worse.
News 7 at 5 is next.


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((THERE'S A LOT MORE DISAPPOINTMENT OUT THERE THAT GOES WAY BEYOND VICTORY STADIUM.))
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Critics of Roanoke City Council say they'll take their complaints to court and the campaign trail in the wake of a controversial vote.
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They lost the latest round, but opponents of the plan to build a replacement for Victory Stadium say they aren't giving up the fight.
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Yesterday, Roanoke City Council narrowly defeated a motion that would have halted construction on the new stadium and amphitheater.
The vote may seal the fate of Victory Stadium, but Brian Wishneff says the group, Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision, isn't disbanding.
He says the group is now leaning toward a legal challenge.
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((THERE'S NO LEGAL VENUE FOR BAD GOVERNMENT, THAT'S WHERE THE VOTE COMES IN. BUT I THINK THE WAY THEY MISHANDLED THE INFORMATION, THE PROCESS PURPOSELY, REALLY RISES TO A DIFFERENT LEVEL.))
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Wishneff says the group will also work to defeat the four council members who voted against Tuesday's motion, when they come up for re-election.
We'll speak with one of them, Bill Bestpitch, on News 7 at Six.
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A storm that damaged Roanoke County's ITT Nightvision plant may have been more than just a strong wind.
A preliminary report from the National Weather Service says a possible tornado touched down around one this morning. Intern Reporter Elyce Kirchner has the story.
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(( The National Weather Service is investigating a possible tornado.
It may have been on the ground for about a half a mile and was between 15 and 35 yards wide.
The storm damaged the administrative building at ITT, pushed over a fence, and damaged one employee's vehicle.
Residents in the area are now picking up the pieces. [NAT 15.07 This part of the rook the lawn mower shop.]
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((LOOK LIKE MOST STUFF WE ARE FINDING IS SOME RUBBER PIECES COMES OFF THE ROOF OF ITT. AND I STARTED OUT PICKING UP BUT NOW I AM GOING TO HAVE A TRUCK. WE ARE REALLY LITERS.))
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Whether it was a tornado or just strong wind, the damage to the area is evident.
Debris was tossed as far away as Hollins University.
Calvin Duncan says the storm caused roughly twenty thousand dollars in damage to his business.
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((IT WAS JUST HIGH WIND OR WHAT. IT REALLY DOESN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF IT WAS A TORNADO OR WHAT. IT DID THE DAMAGE AND UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO CLEAN IT UP AND GET EVERYTHING READY TO GO AGAIN.))
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Officials also say no one was hurt.
Duncan's business was open, and ITT says plant operations were not affected.
Elyce Kirchner, News-7.))


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The White House is offering to help Indonesia investigate a deadly bombing today.
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The car bomb killed 13 people and injured nearly 150 when it ripped through a hotel in downtown Jakarta. Most of the casualties appear to be Indonesians. The White House is condeming the bombing.
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((SCOTT MCCLELLAN/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: THIS TERRORIST ATTACK ON INNOCENT CIVILIANS IS A REMINDER THAT WE ARE STILL WAGING A GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM. AND THE GLOBAL COALITION REMAINS STEADFAST IN OUR EFFORTS TO PURSUE TERRORISTS AND BRING THEM TO JUSTICE.))
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A U-S official says the blast bore the hallmarks of an Islamic terrorist group accused of last year's night club bombings in Bali. The explosion came just a couple of days before an expected verdict in the case of one of the men accused in that attack.


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A last-minute investigation of the Reverend Gene Robinson is over. The openly gay candidate for Episcopal bishop has been cleared of inappropriate contact. Now the church will reschedule a vote on whether he should become a bishop. Scott Rapoport has more.
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((WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES! 24 HOURS AFTER FACING UNSUBSTANTIATED ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT...REDEMPTION FOR REVEREND GENE ROBINSON.

THE 56 YEAR OLD PRIEST...NOW BACK ON TRACK TO BECOMING THE FIRST OPENLY GAY, ELECTED BISHOP IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
IN MINNEAPOLIS ... CHURCH LEADERS ARE ONCE AGAIN EXPECTED TO RATIFY ROBINSON TO SERVE IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE DIOSCESE.
THAT PROCESS WAS THROWN INTO CHAOS YESTERDAY WHEN THE ALLEGATIONS SURFACED, AN EMAIL ALLEGING ROBINSON INAPPROPRIATELY TOUCHED A MAN SOME YEARS BACK. THE VOTING WAS POSTPONED.
ROBINSON'S SUPPORTERS CALL THE TIMING OF THE ALLEGATIONS SUSPICIOUS. AND NOW, CHURCH INVESTIGATORS SAY THE INVESTIGATION IS CLOSED.

BUT THE APPOINTMENT OF ROBINSON...A DIVORCED FATHER OF 2...WHO'S BEEN IN A COMMITTED RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SAME MAN FOR 13 YEARS...HAS BEEN CONTROVERSIAL FROM THE START.
WHILE SOME SEE IT AS A MOVE TOWARD INCLUSION AND TOLERANCE...THERE ARE OTHERS WHO SAY ELECTING ROBINSON IS TANTAMOUNT TO THE CHURCH BLESSING SAME SEX MARRIAGES.
A NOTION THAT'S RILED CHURCH CONSERVATIONS...AND BROUGHT ON THREATS OF A SPLIT IN THE 77 MILLION-MEMBER ANGLICAN CHURCH.


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FURTHER TESTING THE FAITH...OF THE FAITHFUL. SCOTT RAPOPORT...CBS NEWS...NEW YORK.))


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Next on News 7 at 5,
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[VO] we'll see why changes in one school system could worsen a nursing shortage.
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The Army is trying to find out what is causing soldiers serving in Iraq and Southwest Asia to come down with pneumonia.
One hundred people have contracted the illness and two have died.
Skip Loesher has more.
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There continues to be a critical need for nurses in our area.
That's why some are wondering why one school system is doing away with its nursing program.
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Budget cuts will force Henry County to eliminate its school of practical nursing at the end of this year.
The program has been around since the 1960's and has trained nearly seven hundred future nurses.
Patrick Henry Community College will start a similar program next fall but it will not be offered to high school seniors free of charge.
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((MARIE STONE/PROGRAM DIRECTOR: THERE WILL BE A NEED FOR ALL LEVELS OF NURSING FROM NOW ON, WITH THE AGING OF OUR POPULATION THAT WILL NOT CHANGE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.))
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[OUT Q=in the near future]
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Current students recently received some more bad news.
We'll explain, tonight on News 7 at six.
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To save money on prescriptions some Americans are traveling across the border to Canada and other countries.
It's an issue that has Congress debating whether to allow the import of prescription drugs.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Shannon,
The House has already passed a bill that would make it possible --now it heads to the Senate.
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Supporters say it would be a big win for many seniors.
But not everyone agrees.
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Shannon Abell with the LOA Area Agency on Aging sees seniors who must decide between buying food or medicine.
While he's in favor of lower cost drugs, he's concerned that importing them will come at a price.
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((YOU'VE GOT CONCERNS WITH BAD MEDICINES, UNTESTED SUBSTANCE, PHARMACIST WHO ARE NOT CONNECTED WITH PATIENTS WARNING THEM ABOUT THE POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS OF MEDICATIONS)) [RUNS11]
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Pharmist Allison Lucas agrees. She says one of the reasons U-S medications cost more is because of the manufacturing standards.
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((I THINK YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR THOSE TYPE OF ASSURANCES. SO YOU'RE PAYING FOR THAT LABOR FORCE. AND JUST BECAUSE THE MANUFACTURES HAVE TO GET TO A CERTAIN LEVEL OR STANDARD)) [RUNS18]
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((ONE THING THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT IS WHEN THEY DO IMPORT THEM THEY WOULD GO THROUGH HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES WOULD HAVE TO PUT A STAMP OF APPROVAL ON THAT IF THAT HAPPENS ARE YOU STILL GOING TO GET THE LOWER COST BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING OT HAVE TO GO THROUGH SOME GOVERNMENT TESTING. SO THAT'S GOING TO INCREASE THE PRICE )) [RUNS18]
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Abell says he's concerned that Congress may be losing focus of the real solution.
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(( THINK THE BIGGEST ISSUE IS THAT WE NEED A TRUE PRESCRIPTION DRUG CARD I THINK BY SAYING THIS WILL REDUCE THE COST OF MEDICINE IN THE COUNTRY I THINK CONGRESS IS SIDE STEPPING THE ISSUE OF TRYING TO PROVIDE A TRUE DRUG CARD COVERAGE FOR THE SENIORS )) [RUNS14]
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The House bill does face tough opposition in the Senate. 53 Senators have signed a letter saying they oppose efforts to make it easier to import drugs.
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Theives who stole half a million dollars from a lottery winner apparently didn't know what they had. We'll explain a little bit later.
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But first, we'll tell you what has a Michigan farmer walking around in Circles.
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A farmer in Michigan can't explain three crop circles in his field.
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Mike Esper discovered the circles as he drove his combine around the wheat field. Not wanting to destroy the evidence, he left a four foot perimeter of wheat around the largest circle and then called in a researcher to take a look. The expert took measurements and studied the circles for three days last week. His reports says the circles are not the act of man, nor are they a hoax.
He believes they were the result of some unexplainable natural phenomenon.
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Today in Sports, a judge rules on Kobe Bryant's latest courtroom request.
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Plus the answer to a musical mystery is solved...at least for one man.
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On Wall Street today, some gloomy earnings reports and concerns about rising interest rates sent the stock markets lower. As Alexis Christoforous tells us the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 150 points.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday ticker that begins some court news. Kobe Bryant will be back in Colorado tomorrow for his first court appearance and the world will know everything about it. A judge turned down his lawyer's request to keep cameras out of the courtroom saying the cameras would not keep Kobe from getting a fair trial. He is charged with felony sexual assault.

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Cameras were in the courtroom in 2001 when Carolina Panthers' wide receiver Rae Carruth was sentenced to 19 years in prison
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for plotting to kill his girlfriend, who happened to be 8 months pregnant with Carruth's child at the time. Carruth appealed for a new trial, but today he was turned down. The appeals court ruled that even though the trial judge allowed some evidence that should not have been admitted into the original case, that information alone did not prejudice the jury because of other overwhelming evidence in the case.
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In a couple of NFL items back on the field. The New York Giants' pass rushing machine Michael Strahan will be sidelined for at least a week after breaking a toe on his left foot in training camp. And the Houston Texans have released former Patrick Henry and UVa star Shannon Taylor, who was trying to earn a spot on the team as a free agent.


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Day two of high school football practice and we start with our second state champion from the Lynchburg area in William Campbell out of Naruna.
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Brad Bradley is beginning his fourth season as the Generals head coach and the first thing he has pounded into his players heads after last seasons 14 and OH state championship run in single A, Division one is do not become complacent.


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Bradley's go to guy is UVa bound senior running back Cedric Peerman. Peerman has added 10 pounds of muscle and grown an inch this off season. He rushed for over two thousand yards and scored 50 touchdowns last year.
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[go to pinnacle ffe page] Our preseason profiles will continue here on Your Hometown Station right up until opening night. And don't forget that on Friday night August 22nd, we'll have a special one hour preseason edition of Friday Football Extra. It's a look back at some of the best and worst moments of the past 19 years. It's comes your way from 7-8pm on Friday night the 22nd. I'll see you back here on News 7 at Six. Shannon will return in just a moment.
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Gambling made him a millionaire. The hobby also almost cost a Powerball jackpot winner a good portion of his earnings.
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Someone stole a briefcase containing more than a half (m) million dollars from Jack Whittaker's S-U-V while it was parked at a West Virginia strip club early today. The briefcase -- containing cash and cashier's checks -- was later found behind a trash bin on the property. Whittaker won a record 314 million dollar Powerball jackpot on Christmas Day. A sheriff's deputy tells the Charleston Daily Mail that Whittaker gambles quite a bit which may be why he had so much money with him
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Carly Simon's closely guarded secret is apparently worth 50-thousand dollars.
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That's how much N-B-C Sports president Dick Ebersol bid to find out who Simon's refering to in her 1972 hit ``You're So Vain.'' He also won lunch at Simon's home in Masschusetts.
There, she'll perform the legendary tune, and then reveal its subject.
In return, Ebersol has to swear not to tell anyone else.
Over the years, speculation has centered on Warren Beatty, who Simon once dated; Mick Jagger, who sang back-up on the song; and of course, James Taylor, Simon's ex-husband.
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