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Coming up on News 7-
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A woman hears the verdict. A judge decides if she is guilty of beating her mother to death.
A multi car crash in Roanoke traps several people.
Plus it's not a fairy tale wedding, but an arranged one.. with a bride who's only in the sixth grade.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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A Roanoke woman breaks down as a judge finds her guilty of murdering her own mother.
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An expert in prescription medication said it could have been the anti-depressant Cindy Countess was taking that led her to kill her mother. As Keith Humphry reports, in the end the judge didn't buy the theory that she was involuntarily intoxicated.
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((((I THINK THE COMMONWEALTH HAS PROBABLY PROVED THAT YOU'RE GUILTY OF RECKLESS, DELIBERATE AND PREMEDITATED MURDER, AND CERTAINLY PROVED THAT YOU ARE GUILTY OF MALICIOUS MURDER. ACCORDINGLY I FIND YOU GUILTY OF MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE.)) [RUNS:13]
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The judge's verdict sent Countess into the kind of histrionic behavior she'd exhibited the night she killed her mother.
Countess herself had told the court last week about "duking it out" with her mother, 82-year old Edna Dooley. She said they were "flogging one another," though she described it like a hallucination, as if it were someone else involved in the fight. A pharmacologist testified that's not uncommon for people to loose their short-term memory on Paxil, and even become homicidal.
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((AND IT'S ALSO COMMON FOR PEOPLE TO FILL IN ON THEIR OWN AND IT'S NOT ALWAYS ACCURATE.)) [RUNS07] Prosecutor Alice Ekirch concluded her closing argument demonstrating how Countess had not only beat her Mother, but stomped her repeatedly. The trial pitted family members against one another. Countess's sister testified on her behalf, while a brother testified for the Commonwealth. One of victim's sisters indicated she was content with the verdict in her niece's case. [12:55:20] ((WELL I PRAY FOR HER AND FEEL SORRY FOR HER, BUT I'M GLAD JUSTICE WAS DONE.)) [RUN:07] Judge Clifford Weckstein will sentence Countess once a pre-sentence report is prepared. She can get up to 20-years for second- degree murder. Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

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Roanoke police are trying to figure out if alcohol played a part in a five car pileup tonight.
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Witnesses say a car plowed into a line of stopped vehicles at Melrose and Westside Boulevard just before eight o-clock.
Emergency crews had to use the jaws of life to get some of the victims out.
Officers on the scene say the driver who apparently started the chain-reaction is being investigated for driving under the influence.
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Three people were hurt in a tractor-trailer crash on Route 220 in Botetourt County.
State police say a tractor trailer driver didn't see a traffic light changing to red and hit three cars. That flattened one of the rig's tires and sent it careening through the median and into a field.
Haz-mat crews are still cleaning up spilled diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid.
The truck driver's been charged with reckless driving.
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Lexington and Lynchburg will celebrate homecomings tomorrow.
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320 National Guard soldiers from the second battalion 116th Infantry will return to their home armories tomorrow afternoon.
They've spent the last year in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba providing security for Operation Enduring Freedom.
They're scheduled to arrive back home sometime after 2:30.
The public is invited to attend a homecoming party at the armories in Lexington and Lynchburg.
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[Vassar]


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A top country artist is making a homecoming in December.
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Lynchburg native Phil Vassar says he is bringing his first annual Homecoming Concert to Roanoke.
Vassar says he is proud to be from the region and thinks it'll be a blast to play so close to home.
He is best known for the songs, "Just Another Day in Paradise" and "American Child."
Tickets go on sale to the general public October 11th.
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[Blacksburg-Fall]


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Blacksburg officials are investigating whether a private concert that left one person dead should have been prevented.
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Virginia Tech sophomore Daniel Martin died, during a concert by the band Death by Stereo inside this third floor apartment. Police say many of the 50-people at the concert were slam dancing, when a group of them were pushed against a window and fell.
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((CHRIS DRAKE/RESIDENT: EVERYONE REALLY LOOKS OUT FOR EACH OTHER AND WHENEVER PEOPLE ARE DANCING AROUND AND MOVING AROUND AND EVERYONE'S LOOKING OUT FOR EACH OTHER AND IT NEVER REALLY CROSSED MY MIND THAT THIS WOULD HAPPEN.))
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21-year-old Jason Michael Kontkanen was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial and was last listed in critical condition. Four others suffered less serious injuries. The town says it is conducting an investigation to determine if the private concerts violated any building codes. Police say it appears the fall was an accident, and they are NOT filing any charges at this time.
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[Do-Not-Call]


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The Federal Communications Commission says the national do-not-call list will go into effect as scheduled on Wednesday.
The F-C-C announced earlier today that it will enforce the list while courts block the Federal Trade Commission from doing so.
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Meanwhile, President Bush dialed into the requests of the people today. This afternoon he signed legislation preserving the national Do Not Call Registry.
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((THE PUBLIC IS UNDERSTANDABLY LOSING PATIENCE WITH THESE UNWANTED PHONE CALLS, UNWANTED INTRUSIONS... WHEN GIVEN A CHOICE AMERICANS CHOOSE NOT TO RECEIVE RANDOM SALES PITCHES AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY.))
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The measure was rushed through Congress last week after a federal court ruled that the Federal Trade Commission was never authorized to create the list.
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[Ten-Commandments]


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The ten commandments statue may be gone from the Alabama State Court house.... but the monument is on the move- In fact it'll soon be in Lynchburg.
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Actually it's not the original statue, but a lightweight replica.
It's making it's way through the South... toward Washington D-C.
Today it was in Atlanta and this Friday it'll be in Lynchburg.
The monument stirred up national debate after a federal judge ruled it was an unconstitutional endorsement of religion by government.
Once in Washington- DCTERMS... supporters will stage a protest at the U-S Capital.
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Looking for a leak. Still ahead on News 7, the political furor over the name of a spy.
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And a Tidewater tunnel sprang a leak when Hurricane Isabel hit.
Now work's underway to get this major artery flowing again.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Cols Colas get a one game suspension at Tech. The Hokies get their series with West Virginia renewed. Jim Weaver gets ready to join his new ACC comrades in Charlottesville. The Cav clean up the ACC player of the week honors.

And the Earnhardt autopsy photo debate has reached the supereme court tonight on the Big 7.))[Isabel-baptists]


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Hurricane Isabel left many Virginians without electricity.
But thanks to the Southern Baptists' Disaster Relief truck, a hot meal was still easy to find.
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Their 48-foot tractor trailer can provide up to 20-thousand meals a day.
The mobile kitchen drove into Richmond last Monday.
So far, disaster relief volunteers have served over 32-thousand lunches and dinners to grateful residents.
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((LINDA MORRIS/HURRICANE VICTIM: I'M JUST THANKFUL FOR EVERYTHING IT'S WONDERFUL WE REALLY NEEDED THIS ASSISTANCE. JOHN CHAMBERS/STILL WITHOUT POWER: THE FOOD IS GOOD. FOOD'S DELICIOUS. DIXIE KENNEDY/BAPTIST RELIEF VOLUNTEER: THEY'RE GRATEFUL, SO GRATEFUL FOR JUST THE HOT MEAL. BLESSES YOUR HEART TO HELP THEM LIKE WE DO.))
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Working together with the Red Cross, the Southern Baptist Relief volunteers have responded to tornados, earthquakes and the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
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Isabel filled the tunnel that links Portsmouth and Norfolk.
Most of the water's been pumped out, but the usually busy Midtown Tunnel is still not safe for cars.
Senators John Warner and George Allen led a delegation of federal and state officials down into the tunnel to see what needs to be done.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/(R) VIRGINIA; WE'RE CONTINUING TO HELP NIGHT AND DAY AS BEST WE CAN TO SEE THAT ALL APPLICABLE RELIEF UNDER THE FEDERAL LAWS IS GRANTED.))
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Federal officials say getting the tunnel open will help resident's lives get back to normal.
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((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN/(R) VIRGINIA; THEY'RE HURTING AND STRESSED OUT EMOTIONALLY AND PHYSICALLY AND ALSO FINANCIALLY.))


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V-Dot hopes to have a better idea of how long it will take to repair the tunnel and how much it will cost by the end of the week.
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[CIA-Leak]


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Did someone at the White House leak the name of a CIA employee to the media- in order to get back at the employee's husband?
That's what some are accusing the Bush Administration of doing.
Now democrats are demanding an independent investigation.
Elaine Quijano (Ke-HAHN-o) has more from Washington.
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((IT'S NOT CLEAR WHAT EXACTLY SHE DID AT THE C-I-A ... ONLY THAT SHE WORKED FOR THE AGENCY ... AND THAT HER NAME WAS REVEALED IN A NATIONALLY- SYNDICATED COLUMN IN JULY ... AFTER SOMEONE LEAKED IT. ROBERT NOVAK/JOURNALIST: They asked me not to use her name, but never indicated it would endanger her or anybody else. VALERIE PLAME IS THE WOMAN IN QUESTION ... THE WIFE OF FORMER AMBASSADOR JOE WILSON ... A MAN WHO OPENLY QUESTIONED A WHITE HOUSE CLAIM ... THAT IRAQ TRIED TO OBTAIN URANIUM FROM NIGER. WILSON WAS SENT THERE TO INVESTIGATE ... BUT FOUND NO SUCH EVIDENCE - AND SAID SO. THE WHITE HOUSE LATER BACKED OFF THE ASSERTION. JOE WILSON/FORMER AMBASSADOR: They attempted to discredit the messenger who brought the message by dragging my wife into the public square. SCOTT MCCLELLAN/WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: That is not the way this White House operates. The President expects everyone in his administration to adhere to the highest standards of conduct. BUT DEMOCRATS ARE DEMANDING AN INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE WHETHER SOMEONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE BROKE THE LAW IN MAKING HER NAME PUBLIC ... AND WHETHER SHE OR ANY OF HER POSSIBLE CONTACTS ARE IN DANGER. SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER/D-NEW YORK: Leaking the name of a CIA agent is tantamount to holding a gun to that agent's head. ELAINE QUINAJO/REPORTING: The Justice Department has launched an inquiry into the matter, and the White House says it will cooperate. But the administration has no plans to begin an internal probe or to ask for an independent investigation. In Washington, I'm Elaine Quijano for News 7.))
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Under the law ... a federal employee who discloses the identity of a covert agent faces up to 10 years in prison and as much as 50-thousand dollars in fines.

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School bus drivers in Roanoke are parking their wheels in a new location.
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The Roanoke city school system now has a new transportation office and place for the drivers to park their busses. Construction on the nearly 12- thousand square foot facility began in April at a cost of nearly two million dollars. The city's 140- buses can now be washed on site and officials say the new facility also provides other perks. For instance-- the new location has more space including an on-site training room. The school system's old transportation facility is located near Orange Avenue and will be torn down to make room for the city's new stadium and amphitheater.
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Still ahead on News 7, Blacksburg goes on alert with a new emergency information system.
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Plus it was billed as the Gypsy wedding of the year -- but it got off to a bad start when the bride stormed out
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It seems like something out of another time- a wedding arranged by the parents, but it still happens.
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This 12 year old Romanian Girl Ana Maria is marrying a 15 year old she says she doesn't even like.
The girls father is the King of the Roms.. or the gypsys in central Romania.
But the bride was sad.. she says she doesn't love her life partner.
To show her grief she ran out of the ceremony held by the king himself.
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The family intervened and Ana Maria came back into the church.
She refuses to come near the groom or to hold his hand or talk to him.
The legal age for marriage in Romania is 18 though the country generally tolerates the Gypsy tradition for arranged child weddings.
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Many traffic accidents happen unexpectedly, but imagine having your car struck by an airplane.
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Lori Walls was driving near Richmond this afternoon when the wing of an ariplane came through her windshield.
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((LORI WALLS/ CAR HIT BY PLANE WELL I JUST WIPED IT TO THE RIGHT AND I SAW THE GUARDRAIL. I HEADED STRAIGHT FOR IT. I THOUGHT I WOULD BE SAFER GOING ALONG THE GUARDRAIL THEN THE PLANE'S HITTING ME SO.;))
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The pilot was forced to make the emergency landing after the aircraft lost power on its way to Chesterfield Airport. No one was hurt in the accident.
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A ton of news out of Tech tonight including a suspension and some new dates with WVU. Plus, Steve Mason checks in with some players of the week at UVA.
First in tonight's Extra Point -
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The student newspaper at the University of Florida asked the United State Supreme Court today to overturn the Florida court decision that restricts the access to the Earnhardt autopsy photos. In July, Florida's supreme court refused to review the appeals court ruling. The Earnhardt Family's attorney says they expected this, but believe the court will not change the law.
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Virginia Tech may be getting ready for Rutgers, but the big news in the early part of this week is that the West Virginia series has been salvaged. The official announcement that the two game series is set will come tomorrow afternoon. The contract was signed over the weekend, and Jim Weaver confirmed it to News 7 Sports on Saturday after the U-Conn game.
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The Hokies and Mountaineers first began playing football back in 1912. They have played 48 times over the year and now they will play for at least 50. Weaver now must turn his attention from an old rival to a new conference. Tomorrow and Wednesday he will be in Charlottesville for two days of meetings with his new ACC counterparts. The hope is that when they finish up on Wednesday, the football schedule will be completed along with the format for men's and women's basketball. He is confident both he and Miami AD Paul Dee will be welcomed with open arms.
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While the Athletic directors get ready to meet tomorrow, the lawsuit against the ACC and Miami rolls on. Today in Rockville Connecticut attorneys for the ACC argued that the case should be dismissed due to jurisdictional grounds. The Judge did not rule on the motion today and gave no indication when we would have a decision.

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Elsewhere on the Tech front - senior starting defensive end Cols Colas has been suspended for the Rutgers' game for violating team policies. Frank Beamer made the announcement tonight. Sophomore Darryl Tapp will start in his place.
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The injury news concerning defensive tackle Jason Lallis is encouraging. His MRI today was negative. That means he does NOT have a torn ligament just a sprain. Virginia Tech head athletic trainer Mike Goforth expects Lallis to miss 2-4 weeks.
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Also, Mike Imoh, who returned the opening kickoff of the second half against U-Conn 91 yards for for a touchdown has been named the Big East Conference's special teams player of the week. Imoh is a five-seven sophomore from Fairfax.
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UVa needed a kick in the pants from Matt Schaub and a kick on the field from Connor Hughes to beat Wake Forest . Steve Mason has today's media day notes.
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This afternoon two skippers in the American League were fired just hours after the end of the season.
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Mike Hargrove - who once managed Kinston in the Carolina League - was fired today by the Baltimore Orioles. The O's have had six straight losing seasons, the last four under him. He was told today that we would not be offered a new contract. He lost about 100 more games than he won with the Os. The Whitesox almost made the playoffs, but close isn't good enough in the windy city. Jerry Manuel was fired today. He was the American League manager of the year just two seasons ago.
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[Homeland-Security]


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When there's a local emergency you usually hear about it from us or the radio but now residents in one community will be notified even faster.
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The town of Blacksburg today unveiled the Blacksburg Alert project.
It is technology that allows the town to send a single message to residents through e-mail, cell phone, fax, or telephone.
Police say the system could have helped during the disturbance last year between L-S-U and Tech fans.
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((BRUCE BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: WHAT HAPPENED DURING THAT THING WAS I HAD ONE 911 OPERATOR THAT WAS SITTING THERE MAKING PHONE CALLS AND ANOTHER 911 OPERATOR THAT WAS TRYING TO MANAGE THAT INCIDENT AND THAT'S UNACCEPTABLE.))
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The software for the project is provided by Tele-works which is based in Blacksburg.
Only six communities across the country now use this system.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/(D) 9TH DISTRICT: I ATTEND TO ASK BLACKSBURG TO COME TO OUR CONGRESSIONAL INTERNET CAUCUS AND MAKE A PRESENTATION ABOUT THIS EXCITING ELECTRONICAL GOVERNMENT APPLICATION SO THAT OTHER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS CAN LEARN ABOUT WHAT IS ON THE CUTTING EDGE IN TERMS OF EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION TECHNOLOGY.))
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