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On News 7 at 5, a 12 year boy is charged with involuntary manslaughter in Amherst County.
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Also we'll hear what witnesses and victims of a shooting spree at a Grundy law school had to say in court today.
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A passing cold front means passing showers Saturday and cooler weather for Sunday. More on the forecast is a moment.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Also a noted writer and a singer both pass away today.
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On Healthcheck, we'll see how one boy is getting help for attention deficit disorder without medication.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

Plus the government orders a recall on ALL Segway scooters. News 7 at 5 is next.

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Two boys playing outside. One died and now the second boy, a 12- year- old is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter. Officials say he was brought into the police station last night. The charges stem from an incident that happened September 17th. That's when police responded to the 100 block of Town Court Lane and found 8- year- old Brandon Ryan Thornton suffering from a knife wound. Thorton was pronounced dead at Lynchburg General Hospital. A neighbor says she knew the children were outside playing, but had no idea they had a knife. Neither the Amherst Police Chief nor the Commonwealth's Attorney would comment on exactly how Thornton was stabbed. The suspect has been released into the custody of his parents.

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The Roanoke woman accused of killing her 82-year old mother last year insists she didn't do it.
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But Cindy Countess remembers certain aspects of the incident in the home she shared with her mother. Countess took the stand in her own defense today, describing the fight with her mother as surreal.
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((WHILE MY MAMA AND I WAS HITTING EACH OTHER, IT FELT LIKE SOMEONE HAD A CAMERA FOCUSED AND WAS DOING THIS KIND OF THING, FOCUSED IN AND FOCUSED OUT. IT WAS LIKE I WAS NOT EVEN IN MY OWN BODY. IT WAS LIKE I WAS HALLUCINATING.))
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Edna Dooley was stomped to death. Her body bore prints that matched the shoes Cindy Countess was wearing the night Dooley died. The trial will wrap up on Monday.
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Charges against Peter Odighizuwa (Oh-digg-ah-zoowa) have now been forwarded to a grand jury.
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Odighizuwa faces capital murder charges, in connection with the shooting deaths of three people LAST January at the Appalachian School of Law. The 43-year-old had been a student at the school, but was kicked out because of his grades. Ten witnesses took the stand during a preliminary hearing today, including the three others who were also injured in the shooting.
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Odighizuwa was being treated at a state hospital for schizophrenia. However, a judge ruled earlier this month he is now competent to stand trial. The charges against him will now go on to a grand jury, which will meet later next month.
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No sprinkler system at a nursing home where fire broke out overnight- Eight residents are dead and that number could grow-
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at least 20 more are hurt, some critically.
One employee at the Nashhville facility calls it the worst possible scenario-
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((MARY ELLEN MAYFIELD/NURSING HOME EMPLOYEE: PRETTY INDESCRIBABLY THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU WANT ANY OF YOUR FAMILY TO EVER HAVE TO GO THROUGH.))
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Fire officials say the blaze broke out in a resident's second floor room.
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((THEY'VE RULED NOTHING OUT THEY'RE BASICALLY STARTING THROUGH THE ROOM PIECE BY PIECE.))
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120 elderly residents were in the building when the fire started- Firefighters rescued 70 of them. Many were lowered to safety through windows.
An Assistant Fire Chief arrived on the scene to learn his 96 year old mother did not make it.
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Will telemarketers call or won't they?
First the Do Not Call list was a go.. then it was on hold... It's been back and forth the past few days.
Jennifer Donelan is in Washington D-C with the latest.
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(( ANOTHER JUDGE HAS SLAMMED THE PHONE DOWN ON THE NATIONAL DO NOT CALL LIST.
IF YOU'RE AMONG THE 50 MILLION PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP AND EXPECTED TELEMARKETERS TO STOP CALLING YOU AT HOME AS OF OCTOBER 1ST. ROCHELLE WOODBURY/CONSUMER "They are overly persistent and a pain, and it's not fair that they can bother us." YOUR PHONE WILL MOST LIKELY CONTINUE TO RING, BECAUSE NOW TWO COURTS HAVE RULED THE LIST ISN'T LEGAL.
THE FIRST PROBLEM...THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION DIDN'T HAVE THE POWER TO ENFORCE THE LIST.
CONGRESS QUICKLY FIXED THAT... Nat Sot congress
THEY APPROVED A BILL GIVING THE F-T-C THE AUTHORITY IT NEEDED TO STOP THE CALLS...AND PRESIDENT BUSH WILL SIGN THAT BILL.
SCOTT McCLELLAN /WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN "The President strongly supports Do Not Call."
BUT EVERYTHING IS STILL ON HOLD BECAUSE OF THE SECOND PROBLEM WHICH IS A LITTLE TRICKIER.
A FEDERAL JUDGE SAYS THE LIST VIOLATES FREE SPEECH. WHY? Susan Bloch/Constitutional Lawyer "Telemarketers were not able to make these calls, but charitable organizations could and the court found that was a constitutional violation." AND THE JUDGE SAYS THE GOVERNMENT CAN'T DECIDE WHAT YOU HEAR AND WHAT YOU DON'T HEAR...EVEN OVER YOUR HOME PHOME. BOTTOM LINE...IT IS A COURT PROBLEM...PERHAPS BEYOND CONGRESS AND EVEN THE PRESIDENT.
NOW CONGRESS COULD DECIDE TO BAN BOTH TELEMARKETERS AND CHARITIES FROM CALLING YOU AND THAT MIGHT PUT AN END TO THE FREE SPEECH ISSUE...AND TELEMARKTING ASSOC.. JENNIFER DONELAN CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))

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Today the largest telemarketing industry group says despite the judge's ruling it wants its members to abide by the national do not call ist.
The Direct Marketing Association is telling its members not to call people who are on the list.

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Coming up next on the newscast, Norfolk Southern wants to trim its payroll. We'll tell you how.
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[VO] and the entertainment world mourns the loss of a popular video artist.
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Norfolk Southern is offering non-union employees a buyout.
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The Corporation today announced a voluntary separation program for non-agreement workers with at least two years of service. In return for their resignation they'll be given severance pay of three weeks for every year of service, free health coverage for a year and assistance finding a new job. The program is designed to increase the company's efficiency. All non-union Norfolk Southern employees are welcome to apply. The company has about 19-hundred workers in Roanoke.
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Singer Robert Palmer has died of a heart attack.
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Palmer was best known for his hits, "Addicted to Love" and "Simply Irresistable."
The 54 year old entertainer died while taking a break in Paris.
Palmer also formed a group called Power Station with two members of the '80s super-group Duran Duran. They scored three top-ten hits.
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Meanwhile writer George Plimpton has also died. A longtime friend says the 76 year old writer passed away last night in Manhattan.
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Plimpton was best known for his book "Paper Lion." It covered his days training with the Detroit Lions as he tried to make the football team as a 36 year old rookie quarterback.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Always one to back up his words with action, he also boxed Archie Moore, pitched to Willie Mays and even performed as a trapeze artist.

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In health check tonight,
When medications didn't seem to help her son with "Attention Deficit -Hyperactivity Disorder," a local mother decided to try an unconventional treatment.
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As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton reports the mother says the change in her son's behavior has been dramatic.
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Jean, Before starting E-E-G biofeedback treatment, 7 year old Zach Oswald couldn't go longer than 30 seconds without talking --no he can go 17 minutes.
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While his parents and teachers are pleased -- Zach has noticed a difference himself.
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Zach is learning how to use his brain to help him cope with having ADHD -- a disorder that makes him hyperactive and unable to concentrate. His mother says this treatment was a last resort.
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So for the past several months, Zach has been off his drugs -- and trying EEG biofeedback.
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((WE KNOW THAT IN THE BRAINS OF PEOPLE WITH ADHD THERE'S A PART OF THE BRAIN THAT WORKS TOO SLOWLY. AND WHAT WE DO WITH EEG FEEDBACK IS WE TRAIN THAT PART OF THE BRAIN TO WORK MORE QUICKLY)) [RUNS13]
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That's done by attaching electrodes to that part of the brain --and teaching the child through various games and exercises how to activate those brain patterns.
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((THE SCIENTIFIC STUDIES THAT DEVELOPED THE TREATMENT HAVE SHOW 20 TO 25 SESSION ARE ADEQUATE FOR THE PATIENT TO BE ABLE TO HAVE HABIT LEARNING WHERE THIS IS SOMETHING THEY CAN MAINTAIN ON THEIR OWN)) [RUNS16]
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Changes even Zach can see.
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Baird says while some children can go off medication --others might benefit from a combination of medication and biofeedback.
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Jean,

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Up next on the newscast, Your Hometown Station is bringing your favorite CBS shows to the big screen...
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Every night this week Your Hometown Station has opened it's doors for a look at HDTV Theater and get an opportunity to ask questions about High Definition Television. If you weren't able to make it earlier in the week, Brent Watts has a few more opportunities for you to try out the new technology.
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Coming up next, the stocks markets take a tumble.
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Then following sports, it is a different kind of tumble that is causing problems for a revolutionary scooter.
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[5Marketwatch]


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The major stock markets ended the week on the decline. The Dow suffered its biggest weekly point loss in six months and the Nasdaq composite index had its worst week in 17 months.
Trish Regan has more.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Friday Ticker. There are a number of big college games on tap tomorrow including the Tech-Uconn game and the Wake Forest-UVa showdown in Charlottesville.
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The excitement level also will be extremely high in Buena Vista where the Southern Virginia Knights play their first ever home college football game. The Knights will play the game at Parry McCluer high school, and they already understand the fine-tradition on football that has existed in that community for years.
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[VO NAT CON'T] In their first three games the Knights have been outscored 124-to-12. The game with New Jersey kicks off at one o'clock.
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William & Mary and Maine were supposed to play in Williamsburg last Saturday in football. But the game was flat out canceled when William & Mary refused to travel out of the Hurricane Isabel area and play the Black Bears. Today, the Atlantic 10 awarded Maine a win and gave the Tribe a no-contest. The two schools will be left to themselves to work out the financial fallout from the game.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight marks week number five of the high school football season. Here is a check of where your favorite school is playing tonight. Keep in mind that the home teams are on the bottom of each matchup.
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The Pulaski-E.C. Glass game was inadvertently omitted from the list. The Cougars and Hilltoppers play tonight at 7:30 at Kenneth Dobson Stadium in Pulaski.

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[go to pinnacle 12998] And don't forget this weekend on Your Hometown Station - college football tomorow as Arkansas taking on Alabama with coverage beginning at 3.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12999] Then on Sunday - the Redskins play right here on WDBJ-7 at one as they host the New England Patriots. The game kicks off at one.
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Travis Wells will be here at the top of the hour - with your college game day notes. I'll see you back here at 11:35 for week 5 of Friday Football Extra. Take care everybody and have a safe weekend. [GO TO BREAK]

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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They're called people movers- but now some of these Segways are moving back into the house.. They're being recalled.
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The Consumer product Safety commission ordered the recall... after three riders were hurt from falling off the scooters.
6-thousand Segways are included in the recall.
The scooters have insufficient battery power that may not be enough to keep the Segway upright.
The defect leaves riders more susceptible to a fall.
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