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Today on News 7 at 5, the Vice President is in the Valley. We'll tell you what is on his agenda.
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Also a Roanoke doctor asks a judge to delay his drug distribution trial.
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Jury selection begins in the case of pain specialist Cecil Knox... but not before the Doctor takes the stand to address concerns over his mental stability.
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For more than a month- -leading up to the trial that began today, Doctor Knox has been throwing up and having trouble sleeping.
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Last week they took him to see a neurologist who found Knox unable to focus on the simplest commands. Doctor Timothy Hormel predicted Knox would be unable to adequately assist in his own defense.
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The Knox defense team asked that the trial be delayed, until Doctor Knox could receive additional treatment. But after hearing from Knox himself, the Judge concluded Knox was capable of assisting in his own defense and set about picking a jury.
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The trial is expected to last about six weeks.

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The Vice President of the United States is on his way through the Roanoke Valley at this hour.
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These pictures were taken just moments ago as the Vice President's motorcade pulled out from Roanoke Regional Airport.
Dick Cheney will be here to attend a re-election campaign fundraiser at a private home in Clearbrook.
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Justin McLeod is live along Route 220 in Roanoke County. Justin?
Jean, if the vice president travels by motorcade there is a good chance he'll come down 220.
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As you can see behind me, rush hour is already underway and if the motorcade comes this way that could lead to road closures on 581 and here on 220.
State Police says if that happens motorists can expect a small delay.
And since tonight's fundraiser is off limits to the public, the roadway maybe your best chance to see the vice president in the Roanoke Valley. ((ROLLCUE:. SEE THE VICE PRESIDENT IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore will know that first hand.
He'll be there when the vice president arrives for the fundraiser at the Clearbrook home of Kent Greenawalt.
He is the president of Footlevelers, a Roanoke based company which makes custom orthoepdic shoe inserts.
Tonight's fundraiser costs a thousand dollars a plate and with nearly two hundred people expected to attend the event should raise more than two hundred thousand dollars.
The fundraiser is however closed to the public and news media.
Kilgore says he understands why.
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It is a rare special session of the Supreme Court.
It's taking up the case of controversial campaign finance refor.
As Teri Okita reports, the arguments come just as the 2004 election season is heating up.
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(( MONEY TALKS IN BIG ELECTIONS AND NOW, ITS UP TO THE SUPREME COURT TO DECIDE IF A LAW BANNING SOFT MONEY IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. ATTORNEY KEN STARR ARGUED THE LAW VIOLATES FREE SPEECH AND HURTS GRASS-ROOTS POLITICS. Starr on audiotape: intrudes deeply into the political life of the nation in a word, goes too far.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORMS TOOK EFFECT LAST NOVEMBER BANNING NATIONAL AND POLITICAL PARTIES FROM USING SOFT MONEY OFTENTIMES HUGE, UNLIMITED DONATIONS NOT SUBJECT TO FEDERAL CAPS. SOFT MONEY IS MEANT FOR PARTY-BUILDING ACTIVITIES, LIKE GET-OUT-THE-VOTE DRIVES, BUT IT'S BECOME A BACKDOOR WAY TO BUY ACCESS TO POLITICIANS. SOLICITOR GENERAL THEODORE OLSEN DEFENDED THE LAW SAYING IT RIDS THE SYSTEM OF POLITICAL CORRUPTION. Olsen on audiotape: The breakfasts, the lunches, the receptions, the dinners the relentless pursuit of big contributions.
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A Giles County pastor accused of child molestation is now facing more charges.
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[Take Pinnacle FULL] Police arrested Roger Holcomb of the Pembroke Church of God last Wednesday on two counts of aggravated sexual battery, for allegedly molesting a seven-year-old girl. Today, the Sheriff's office filed ELEVEN more charges against Holcomb.
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Authorities say Holcomb abused four other juveniles ranging in ages from seven to 13. All of the alleged victims attended his church. Holcomb is being held without bond and is scheduled to be arraigned next week on all 13-charges.

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The manager and owner of a pet store in Radford were both convicted today on animal neglect charges.
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The manager of Classy Critters Pet Center- Stephen Sorrow was convicted on 13-charges of failure to care for animals.

Owner, Alexander Nelson, was also convicted on five similar charges and possession of marijuana. Officers say they searched the store July Eleventh and found dozens of animals covered in their own waste.
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THEY KNOW THAT THEY'VE BEEN TOLD THAT AND I WILL HAVE TO SAY THEY WERE' VERY COOPERATIVE THROUGH THIS WHOLE THING.))


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Sorrow told the judge he cleans the animal cages every week, and was going to clean them, when police arrived that day. He was fined 650-dollars. Nelson 250-dollars. Officers say the shop has since been cleaned.
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It looks as if the proposed Goodyear contract will pass. We'll have the details after the break.
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Plus doctors perform emergency brain surgery on Indiana's governor.
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A majority of its union employees have approved a new contract with Goodyear.
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That's even before the two thousand workers in Danville get to vote.
A union spokesman says eight of 14 union locals have ratified the three year contract by large margins.
Having a majority of the 14 United Steelworkers locals approve the contract is one requirement for ratification. The other is a majority of the total votes cast.
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Voting continues through Friday at five other locals throughout the country, including Danville.

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Indiana's governor is now undergoing surgery for a brain hemorrhage at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago.
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Frank O'Bannon was found unconscious in his Chicago hotel room this morning. He was in town to attend a conference.
Doctors say he may have suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and the surgery he's undergoing is expected to last several hours.
The Governor is 73 years old and has had no signs of medical problems.
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The Press Secretary went on to say the staff is praying for the Governor.
O'Bannons wife is headed to Chicago to be with her husband- while Indiana's Lieutenant Govenor Joe Kernan is headed the other way- leaving Chicago on his way for Indianpolis.
His staff will research succession procedures in case O'Bannon doesn't survive the surgery.
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Musician Warren Zevon (Zee-von) passed away yesterday after a year long battle with lung cancer.
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The 56 year old musician died at his home in Los Angeles.
Zevon was best known for songs like "Werewolves of London," and "Excitable Boy."
Zevon was a lifelong smoker.
After being diagnosed with terminal cancer last year, he spent much of his time visiting with his grown children and working on a final album.
"The Wind" was released just two weeks ago to critical acclaim.
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The SARS virus has apprently re-appeared Singapore.
Health officials say a man has tested positive for the deadly disease.
Singapore had not seen a case of the respiratory virus since early May.
It's been on alert for a second outbreak, after the disease killed 33 people earlier this year.
A senior official said in an interview just a few days ago that Singapore's health system is ``well-prepared'' in case of a second SARS wave.

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Coming up next, we'll see how some popular cars did in the latest crash tests.
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[VO] Also a presidential debate turns violent. We'll tell you why.
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How would your car's bumper fare if you hit something like a wall or a pole?
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New testing shows the midsize 2003 Mazda-six bumpers rated the best in testing receiving a good rating with only 342 dollars in damages..
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety did the testing for five mile an hour impact crashes.
The 2004 Toyota Sienna minivan and 2003 Saab 9-3 received marginal ratings...
while the 2003 Infiniti G-35, the luxury 2003 Mercedes E Class and the 2004 Nissan Quest minivan got poor grades.


The highest damage was to the Infniti with a 14 hundred dollar repair bill.
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Meanwhile one country may have to give its presidental candidate bumpers and airbags of their own.
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A live debate in Azerbaijan's (Ah-zher-bye-jahn) Presidential campaign ended up with a brawl.
After one candidate called the other a puppy, the two men began hurling water at each other.
The ensuing fight forced the live event off the air.
The televised brawl is a sign that the political temperature is rising ahead of next month's presidential election.

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Coming up next, we'll see what is on the mind of U-V-A's coach following Satuday's loss.
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and it doesn't take much to get to the top of the box office. We'll tell you what's behind this weekend's slide.
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On Wall Street today the markets advance as investors began putting new money into play. As Jean Lee tells us, many are trying not to miss any more of the rally.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Monday afternoon ticker. There's plenty of football to talk about this time of year, but we begin with some roundball from just up the street from the Digital Broadcast center. The William Fleming Colonels names their boy's head basketball coach this afternoon, and he's no stranger to Fleming or the Roanoke Valley. Mickey Hardy takes over for Rick Hall this winter.
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Hardy graduated from Byrd in 1978 and played his college ball at both Ferrum and Virginia Tech under the late Grant Hudson and Charlie Moir. He has been an assistant coach at Fleming from the past 11 seasons.
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The Virginia Cavaliers dropped out of the top 25 after falling to South Carolina 31-to-7 over this past weekend.

Steve Mason has an update on the 1-and-1 Cavaliers including quarterback Matt Schaub.
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A movie about a washed up child star is at the top of the weekend box office.
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But "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star," did not exactly set the box office on fire.
It debuted at number one with just seven million dollars.
The movie about a former Hollywood child star averaged a lackluster 35-hundred dollars per theater.
Anaylsts say the first weekend after labor day is traditionally one of the slowest of the year.
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Last week's top film, "Jeepers Creepers 2" came in second with a little over six and a half million dollars.
In its ninth week of release, "The Pirates of the Caribbean" held on to third spot. It passed the Matrix Reloaded to become the second highest grossing movie of the year. "Freaky Friday" and "SWAT" rounded out the top five.
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The weekend's other new release "The Order" couldn't even even crack the top five. It debuted in sixth place with just four million dollars.
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