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Today on News 7 at 5, attorneys prosecuting John Muhammad are running out of patience with the accused snipers defense.

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Plus state officials say hazardous waste found at the site of Roanoke's new stadium should not raise more concern.


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The warm weather's coming to an end as a blast of cold air moves in. I'll have your forecast.


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Also the fight goes on to keep a brain damaged Florida woman alive. We'll have the latest.
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Some Bedford businessmen want to get back to business after a large fight breaks out in their crowded restaurant.
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Plus changes in the tax situation have upset some New River merchants . News 7 at 5 is next.

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Opponents of the new stadium and amphitheater are urging the city of Roanoke to stop work on the project.
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The opponents want to see a new environmental review of the site.
But state officials say the latest discovery of hazardous waste hasn't raised their level of concern.
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Work continues on the property near the Roanoke Civic Center.
Yesterday, the city revealed that a barrel found there on October 7th did contain hazardous waste.
Stadium opponents say the latest discovery should raise another red flag.
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((BRIAN WISHNEFF: RATHER THAN WAIT FOR MORE BARRELS TO BE FOUND OR WAIT FOR SOME COURT OR SOMEBODY ELSE TO REQUIRE YOU TO DO IT, ORDER YOU TO DO IT, WHY NOT JUST GO ON AND DO THE RIGHT THING FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.))
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The Department of Environmental Quality did recommend that the city consider additional testing on the site, but officials say that suggestion was intended to address citizen complaints, and not any additional concern from D- E- Q.


Deputy Regional Director Norman Auldridge says officials remain satisfied with the city's response.
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As we told you earlier, attornies prosecuting John Muhammad are concerned the accused sniper is not competent to defend himself in the capital murder case.
Jennifer Donelan is in Virginia Beach with more.
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((
A CHANCE ENCOUNTER. FINGERPRINTS. AND EYEWITNESSES. AS THE PROSECUTION'S CASE MOUNTED AGAINST SNIPER SUSPECT JOHN ALLEN MUHAMMAD, HE CONTINUES TO ACT AS HIS OWN ATTORNEY.

THE STATE'S CASE HIT HARD TUESDAY...A CASE FOCUSED ON THE KILLING OF 53 YEAR OLD DEAN MEYERS AT A GAS STATION.

AN EYEWITNESS TESTIFIED HE SAW MEYERS LYING IN A POOL OF BLOOD AT A GAS PUMP. ON CROSS EXAMINATION MUHAMMAD ASKED...DID YOU SEE ME IN THE AREATHE ANSWER - NO.

THEN CAME THAT CHANCE ENCOUNTER A POLICE OFFICER TESTIFIED THAT JUST HALF AN HOUR AFTER THE GAS STATION SHOOTING HE briefly STOPPED MUHAMMAD AS HE DROVE OUT OF A NEARBY RESTAURANT PARKING LOT...THE LOCATION WHERE AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THE FATAL SHOT WAS FIRED.
THAT PLUS FINGERPRINTS BELONGING TO MUHAMMAD AND HIS ACCUSED PARTNER, LEE MALVO, WERE FOUND ON A MAPBOOK IN THE SAME PARKING LOT. THE MAP BOOK IS ONE OF THE FEW PIECES OF PHYSICAL EVIDENCE LINKING MUHAMMAD TO A CRIME SCENE.
AT ONE POINT, THE JUDGE TOLD MUHAMMAD he WAS TALKING TOO MUCH WITH LAWYERS WHO ARE ON STANDBY TO HELP HIM OUT. MUHAMMAD WAS WARNED...TO EITHER REPRESENT HIMSELF OR LET ATTORNEYS DO THE JOB. ))

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The family of a Roanoke teacher who committed suicide after being accused of assaulting a student is demanding answers.
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A family member has sent a letter to the Roanoke school system and city officials asking for a full explanation of the investigation.
55 year old Ronald Mayfield was accused of assaulting a student at Woodrow Wilson Middle School on September 25th.
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Last Thursday, Mayfield leaped into the Roanoke River from a Blue Ridge Parkway bridge.
A police investigation cleared the teacher of any wrong doing but his family claims he was never notified.
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((MEL MAYFIELD/RONALD MAYFIELD'S COUSIN: I TALKED TO MY AUNT AND UNCLE AND THEY TALKED WITH MY COUSIN AND HIS WIFE THE PREVIOUS WEEKEND HE WAS QUITE DISTRAUGHT HE BROUGHT THE TOPIC OF TAKING HIS OWN LIFE UP. THEY TALKED WITH HIM, SEVERAL OTHER PEOPLE TALK WITH HIM AND EVERYBODY THOUGHT IT WAS SOMETHING HE WAS PUTTING ASIDE IN HIS MIND.))
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Roanoke Police today released an explanation of its investigation.
We'll have more on that tonight on News 7 at six.

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The owners of a Bedford restaurant where a brawl broke out Saturday night are hoping to put the incident behind them and get back to business.
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A dozen police officers were needed to disperse a crowd of more than 75 people at the Hunan Restaurant on North Bridge Street.
Authorities say only a small number of those people were fighting.. five of them were arrested on a variety of charges.
Police still aren't sure what caused it.
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((LT. JIM BENNETT/BEDFORD CITY POLICE: ONCE YOU START REMOVING PEOPLE FROM THE SCENE, THE TROUBLEMAKERS, THE OTHERS DISPERSE FROM THE SCENE RATHER QUICKLY, ESPECIALLY AS THEY SEE MORE POLICE OFFICERS ARRIVING. Reporter: Is it safe to say alcohol was probably a factor in this? BENNETT: ALCOHOL PROBABLY PLAYED A GOOD PART IN THIS.))
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Owners Willis Yang and Yao Liu (yow loo) say the incident was not as bad as people might think.
The restaurant had about 15-hundred dollars in damage.
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Still to come on the newscast, the battle to keep a brain damaged woman alive takes another turn in Florida.
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Plus we'll tell you why more college students are fingding it difficult to pay their tuition.
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As we told you earlier, attornies prosecuting John Muhammad are concerned the accused sniper is not competent to defend himself in the capital murder case.
Jennifer Donelan is in Virginia Beach with more.
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((
A CHANCE ENCOUNTER. FINGERPRINTS. AND EYEWITNESSES. AS THE PROSECUTION'S CASE MOUNTED AGAINST SNIPER SUSPECT JOHN ALLEN MUHAMMAD, HE CONTINUES TO ACT AS HIS OWN ATTORNEY.

THE STATE'S CASE HIT HARD TUESDAY...A CASE FOCUSED ON THE KILLING OF 53 YEAR OLD DEAN MEYERS AT A GAS STATION.

AN EYEWITNESS TESTIFIED HE SAW MEYERS LYING IN A POOL OF BLOOD AT A GAS PUMP. ON CROSS EXAMINATION MUHAMMAD ASKED...DID YOU SEE ME IN THE AREATHE ANSWER - NO.

THEN CAME THAT CHANCE ENCOUNTER A POLICE OFFICER TESTIFIED THAT JUST HALF AN HOUR AFTER THE GAS STATION SHOOTING HE briefly STOPPED MUHAMMAD AS HE DROVE OUT OF A NEARBY RESTAURANT PARKING LOT...THE LOCATION WHERE AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THE FATAL SHOT WAS FIRED.
THAT PLUS FINGERPRINTS BELONGING TO MUHAMMAD AND HIS ACCUSED PARTNER, LEE MALVO, WERE FOUND ON A MAPBOOK IN THE SAME PARKING LOT. THE MAP BOOK IS ONE OF THE FEW PIECES OF PHYSICAL EVIDENCE LINKING MUHAMMAD TO A CRIME SCENE.
AT ONE POINT, THE JUDGE TOLD MUHAMMAD he WAS TALKING TOO MUCH WITH LAWYERS WHO ARE ON STANDBY TO HELP HIM OUT. MUHAMMAD WAS WARNED...TO EITHER REPRESENT HIMSELF OR LET ATTORNEYS DO THE JOB. ))

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Montgomery County car dealers aren't the only ones who have a problem with the county's new merchants tax.
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Last week, the county approved lowering its merchants tax by a fourth, in an effort to keep area car dealers, who feel the tax is too high, from moving their vehicles out of the county during tax assessments. However, many weren't pleased, they wanted the tax cut in half. In addtion to lowering the tax, the county also said it would make assessments twice a year, instead of once, which has now upset some small-business owners.
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((STAN DAVIS/EATS NATURAL FOODS: NOW I KNOW SOME PEOPLE ARE COMPUTERIZED AND CAN PUSH A BUTTON, BUT A LOT OF US SMALL BUSINESS PEOPLE AREN'T 16 AND FOR OUR STORE IT INVOLVES A MANUAL COUNT OF SITTING DOWN WITH SHEETS OF PAPER AND GOING UP AND DOWN EVERY SINGLE ROW AND COUNTING EVERY SINGLE ITEM IN THE STORE.))
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Davis says he has to shut down his store and bring in extra help to do inventory, costing him at least a thousand dollars just ONCE a year. We'll hear what the county has to say about all of this, coming up tonight at six.
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Now is the time of year when some students are wrestling with how to pay for the next semester. And as Skip Loescher tells us, they have some good reasons to be concerned.
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((NOW'S THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN SOME COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE WRESTLING WITH HOW THEY'LL PAY FOR NEXT SEMESTER. AND IT SEEMS THEY'VE GOT SOME GOOD REASONS TO BE CONCERNED. HERE'S SKIP LOESCHER.
--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS-- THE COST OF TUITION AND FEES AT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE, FOUR YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES CONTINUES TO INCREASE ACCORDING TO THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COLLEGE BOARD....UP SIX PERCENT THIS YEAR AT PRIVATE COLLEGES, UP FOURTEEN PERCENT AT PUBLIC ONES. A WEAK ECONOMY AND DWINDLING STATE REVENUES ARE AT LEAST PARTIALLY TO BLAME FOR THE RISING COSTS. families are faced with the dilema of increased college tuition while recognizing the increased value of college education.
THE REPORT SHOWS THERE IS A BRIGHTER SIDE....FINANCIAL AID---
ESPECIALLY GRANTS---IS GROWING RAPIDLY...REACHING RECORD PROPORTIONS IN SOME

CASES. for the average student, in fact, the price of college has not increased in real terms over the decade. BUT THE REPORT SHOWS THAT POOR STUDENTS ARE FINDING LESS GRANT MONEY TARGETED AT THEM. the growth in total aid is encouraging but the relative decline in need based aid for low income students is disheartening. YET, MANY STUDENTS ARE FINDING THEY ARE NOT BEING PRICED OUT OF A COLLEGE EDUCATION. when students and families realize the net cost is much lower than the published price, that goes a long way in relieving their anxiety. IN WASHINGTON, I'M SKIP LOESCHER. ))




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The battle over a Florida woman's life is not over yet.
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Just moments ago, Florida's legislature sent governor Jeb Bush a bill that would let him order that a feeding tube be re-inserted in the woman.
Bush said he'd immediately sign the bill, and order the tube to be reinserted into Terri Schiavo (SHY'-voh). Her parents want to keep her alive, but her husband says she would rather die.
Schiavo's lawyer has this reaction late this afternoon.
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((THE LEGISLATURE OF FLORIDA MEDICAL TREATMENT CHOICE.))
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It was last week that a feeding tube was taken out after a court order. Schiavo suffered what doctors call irreversible brain damage after suffering a heart attack 13 years ago.
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Doctors say a person can live for seven to ten days after a feeding tube is taken out.

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The Virginia Department of Health wants to give more women access to free cancer screenings.
That's why it's adding five additional sites to the Every Woman's Life Program.
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The program provides free a mammogram and pap test to women who are uninsured or underinsured.
If cancer is detected, the women also receive treatment free of charge.
The goal of the Every Woman's Life Program is to screen 45-hundred women statewide in the next year.
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The new sites include the West Piedmont Health District, Pittsylvania Danville Health District, and the Southside Health District. [TAKE PINNACLE PAGE]
To qualify for the program you must be a Virginia Resident who is between the ages 50 and 64 years old. You have to be uninsured or underinsured and not on Medicaid or Medicare.
For a location near you, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345.

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Up next on the newscast,
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a 40 year old daredevil survives a plunge over Niagara falls, but he does NOT escape the long arm of the law.
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A 40 year old Michigan man has survived a 180 foot plunge over Niagara Falls.
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Kirk Jones was only wearing the clothes on his back yesterday when he went over the Canadian side of the falls.
Witnesses says Jones was floating on his back, smiling and waving as he headed over the edge.
He was not seriously hurt, but he remains hospitalized in stable condition.
Jones was arrested and will remain in custody pending a bail hearing. He faces up to a ten thousand dollar fine for illegally performing a stunt. Authorities say they believe another person with Jones videotaped the act.
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Coming up a little later, we'll tell you how some Girl Scouts are taking advantage of a captive audience.
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Plus in Sports, Jeff Gordon may have won the most money in Martinsville this weekend, but it was D-W who rekindled the most memories.
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Wall Street finished mixed with the Dow Jones industrial average lower for the fourth time in the past five sessions.
But as Alexis Christoforous tells us, the NASDAQ fared better.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday ticker. This is a bye week for the Washington Redskins - who are in desperate need of a week off after falling to 3-and-4 on the season. The team needs a lot and today it picked up three new bodies. And offensive lineman, a defensive lineman and a throwback coach -
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Joe Bugel - the man who created the Hogs when he was an assistant with the Skins from 1981-89 - was hired today as an offensive consultant. Bugel may be able to offer Steve Spurrier some insight and feedback. And while his hiring is a plus,
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Game three of the world series between the Marlins and the Yankees is tonight at 8:30 in Miami. The Yankees have experienced Pro Player Stadium during inter-league play and are not worried about competing on a diamond relatively new to them.
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Playing on the road is hardly a concern for the Yankees but falling into a 2-1 hole is and avoiding that starts tonight.
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When Jeff Gordon picked up his 5th career win at Martinsville on Sunday - he did so in front of the Martinsville master - Darrell Waltrip.
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DW was back on the track to take part in the Victory Lap tribute program honoring departing series sponsor RJ Reynolds. Waltrip won 11 races at Martinsville and 8 poles, but his biggest Martinsville memory without a doubt came in 1987 just days after his daughter Jessica had been born.
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Waltrip says with Martinsville getting set to move the railroads tracks behind the back stretch and expand again - he sees no reason why the track can't continue to be a fixture on the series.
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Coming up at the top of the hour - we'll fire some shots from both sides on the eve of the Tech-West Virginia border war. Plus, catch up with record setting UVa tailback Alvin Pearman. Take care everybody.

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The girls of Troop 344 are making money, but they're not selling their cookies door-to-door. They can't, because the Girl Scouts are behind bars. The members of Troop 344 are all incarcerated at the Southern Oaks Girls School.
While the name may sound innocent enough, the facility is Wisconsin's maximum security lockup for juvenile girls. This year, the troop sold more than 23-hundred dollars worth of cookies.
The troop is allowed to sell their Girl Scout cookies to inmates in 12 other state facilities. Officials say without the cookie sales, the troop could not survive.
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