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Today on News 7 at 5, a local murder trial ends quickly as prosecutors ask the charges be dropped.
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Also opponents of a proposed methadone clinic promise to keep up a peaceful protest.
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A strong cold front arrives tomorrow night and ushers in a much colder forecast for the weekend. More on the windy outlook straight ahead.

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Ministers in Vinton say they are giving up the fight against a proposed off track betting parlor.
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We'll see how Veteran's Day is being comemorated locally and across the nation.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

Plus we'll see how a former Miss Virginia contestants is testing the survival of the fitest. News 7 at 5 is next.

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The plan for a second methadone clinic in the Roanoke Valley is drawing more protests.
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[5-Methadone]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Today, the Roanoke Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference outlined plans to fight the facility... with petitions, pickets and other peaceful protest.
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Joe Dashiell attended a news conference within the hour, and has more on the group's plans.
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Jean, we've heard a lot about the Roanoke County clinic on Colonial Avenue. Another company is planning a second clinic here on Hershberger Road, and residents of the area are now organizing their opposition.
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Joe adlibs over :20 of VO.

[OUTQ=to state and federal officials.]
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Joe adlibs

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A Franklin County man on trial for capital murder has been set free.
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23-year-old Christopher Picard was reunited with his family after 13 months in jail.
He WAS scheduled to go to trial this morning on charges that he murdered Franklin County teacher's aide Lori Boyd.

But prosecutors asked the judge to dismiss the charges so they could investigate some new information that emerged yesterday.
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((WILLIAM STANLEY/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: WE HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT CHRIS IS AN INNOCENT MAN. THE EVIDENCE DIDN'T RISE TO THE LEVEL OF PROOF BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT. AND THAT SOMEONE ELSE COMMITTED THIS MURDER. WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT THE CA'S OFFICE AND SHERIFF'S DEPT WILL INVESTIGATE THIS CASE THOROUGHLY AND BRING THE RIGHT PERSON TO JUSTICE.))
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Prosecutors MAY re-indict Picard on the charges, after further investigtion.
Immediately after he was released on the murder charges, Picard was arrested for a 1999 break-in in Henry County.


The magistrate let him go home on one-thousand dollars unsecured bond.
On News-7 at six, we'll talk to Christopher Picard AND the victim's family about his release.
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In a nationally watched case- a millionaire is cleared of murder charges- even though he admitted to shooting his neighbor and dismembering his body.
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((WE THE JURY FIND THE DEFENDEANT ROBERT DURST NOT GUILTY.))
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Jurors deliberated for five days before deciding Robert Durst was innocent of murdering his elderly neighbor Morris Black- whose dismembered body was found dumped in Galveston Bay.
Durst testifed saying he shot the 71 year old by accident during a struggle when he found the man illegally in his apartment.
Durst says he panicked and that's why he cut up the body.
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((JOANNE GONGORA/JUROR: WHS IT AN ACT OF SELF DEFENSE OR AN ACCIDENT HOW MORRIS BLACK MET HIS DEATH? THAT'S HOW WE REACHED OUR VERDICT.)) [BUTT TO 1:02] ((DEBORAH WARREN/JUROR: AS I SAID IN THE JURY ROOM A DEAD MAN CAN'T TALK. WE TOOK MR. DURST'S TESTIMONY OUT OF IT AND WENT STRICTLY WITH THE FACTS.))
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If convicted Dust would have faced up to 99 years in prison.
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Unless new opposition appears, there will be no recount in the Vinton off-track betting referendum.
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Voters last week decided Colonial Downs will be allowed to put in a betting parlor. The referendum passed by just 20-votes.
Local church leaders opposed to the issue have until this Friday to ask for a recount but say they are satisfied with the final numbers.
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((ROB COLWELL/THRASHER MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: MAYBE TO PURSUE IT FURTHER WOULD ALMOST BE A LITTLE VINDICTIVE. WE WERE VERY CLEAR ABOUT WHAT WE FELT AND OUR POSITION ON IT AND SO NOW WE JUST MOVE ON.))
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Colonial Downs is still shopping for a location, but it says Vinton will have a horse betting parlor in six to eight months.
The business is expected to generate 190-thousand dollars a year in revenue for the town.
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It appears more workers are losing their jobs at a manufacturing plant in Pulaski.
Employees at the Renfro plant say the plant is closing, affecting more than 300-people. We'll have more on this developing story tonight on News 7 at six.

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After this break, a local health system wants to make life easier for cancer patients.
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Also as American soldiers remain in harm's way in Iraq, President Bush remembers all those who have lost their lives defending their country.
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It was a year ago on Veteran's Day that President Bush promised to use the full force and might of the U-S military against Saddam Hussien.
Today he's mourning veterans of wars past and the hundreds of Americans killed in Iraq.
Jennifer Donelan reports from Washington.
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((A PRESIDENT WHO MADE A CALL TO GO TO WAR LAYS A WREATH AT THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER.
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ON THIS VETERAN-S DAY THE THOUGHTS OF A NATION REST WITH THOSE WHO FOUGHT AND DIED IN WARS OF THE PAST. PRAYERS REST WITH THOUSANDS STILL ON DUTY IN IRAQ AND WITH THE FAMILIES OF SOLDIERS KILLED THERE...HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES STILL IN MOURNING.
Sot - George W. Bush I want these families to know, Your loved ones served a good and just cause.
PERHAPS GRIM REMINDERS OF THE PRICE OF WAR...PRESIDENT BUSH SIGNED TWO PIECES OF LEGISLATION ON THIS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE, ONE DOUBLES THE DEATH PAYMENT PAID TO THE GRIEVING FAMILIES...THE OTHER ESTABLISHES NEW VETERANS CEMETERIES IN FIVE STATES.

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THOSE WHO REMAIN BEHIND IN THE WAR TORN COUNTRY TO KEEP THE PEACE AMID THE CONTINUED BOMBINGS AND GUERILLA ATTACKS PAUSED TO REMEMBER THEIR FALLEN COLLEAGUES AND HUNDREDS OF WOUNDED FRIENDS
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They are proud of their service and how important it is to defend their country.
STANDUP - ON THIS DAY MR. BUSH ALSO VOWED SUCCESS IN IRAQ SAYING QUOTE - `We will finish the mission we have begun -- period.'' JENNIFER DONELAN, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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A half century after they helped battle communism in South Korea, some veterans got a belated "thank-you" from the South Korean government today.
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Ten Korean War veterans were presented with a service medal today during ceremonies at the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
In the 1950's, the U-S did not allow its servicemen to receive foreign decorations, but the rule has since been changed.. and these soldiers finally got the recognition they deserved.
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((MAJOR PAUL ADAMS WILLARD/USAF JROTC: THESE VETERANS KNOW THE PRICE OF FREEDOM. THEY HAVE PURCHASED IT FOR THE SOUTH KOREANS AND US. BECAUSE OF THE SACRIFICE THEY AND THEIR FAMILIES HAVE MADE, SOUTH KOREA REMAINS FREE.))
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Members of the Air Force Junior R-O-T-C from several area high schools also took part in today's ceremonies.
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In health check tonight,
Lewis-Gale Medical Center is expanding its cancer center.
And when it's complete it will be more than twice the size of its current facility.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with detials
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Jean,
Half of all men and a third of all women will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime.
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That's why Lewis Gale Medical Center is making its cancer center a priority.
Construction has already started on the new addition --and its expected to be ready for patients by February.
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When it's complete this addition to Lewis-Gale's Regional Cancer Center will make life easier for many cancer patients.
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((DR. SAUL: THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE'VE EVER HAD INTEGRATED CANCER CARE FOR OUR PATIENTS. INTERGRATED MEANS WE HAVE MEDICAL ONCOLOGOY, SURGICAL ONCOLOGY AND RADIATION ONCOLOGY ALL UNDER THE SAME ROOF. WE ACTUALLY PHYSICALLY INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER AS WE PLAN THE PATIENTS TREATMENT PLAN)) [RUNS18]
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The new additon will be two stories and add close to 13-thousand more square feet to the existing facility.
More space will also make it possible to bring more technology to the cancer center --like another linear accelator for more effective radiation therapy.
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((DR. RANDOLPH: THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ALL LOOKING FOR THAT WE CAN TREAT MORE OF THE TUMOR BUT LESS OF THE TISSUE AROUND IT. THEREFORE WE CAN HIT THE TUMOR WITH HIGHER DOES AND EFFECTIVELY GET MORE CURES)) [RUNS09]
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And with an aging population in the Roanoke Valley --Lewis Gale believes its expanded cancer center will definitely be needed.
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((THE LONGER PEOPLE ARE LIVING THE MORE THEY ARE BEING DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER. THEY'RE LIVING LONG ENOUGH TO BE DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER. SO IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR THEM)) [RUNS10]
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The expansion of the cancer center is just phase one of Lewis-Gale Medical Center's construction plans.
More changes will soon be on the way.
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Jean, Lewis-Gale plans to make an announcement about that after the first of the year.

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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[VO] we'll tell you why a former Miss Virginia finalist thinks she is fit for her next competition.
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She was this year's Miss Virginia runner-up, now Lisa Melton is going for another title, where the competition is based on brawn, as well as beauty. Myranda Stephens has more.
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(([NATS @ 3:33 OR 3:49 LEGS UP SHOT] It's moves like that, that Lisa Melton hopes will make her the next Miss Fitness America.
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[RUNS07] ((ABOUT 50-60 GIRLS FROM NOT ONLY THE UNITED STATES, BUT THE WORLD ARE GOING TO BE COMPETING IN THIS COMPETITION 41))

Melton says she was searching the E-S-P-N website one day just to find out when its next national fitness competition would air on television, when she decided to enter.
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[RUNS09] ((LISA MELTON: READ ON THERE THAT SAID YOU COULD SEND IN YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE, THEY WOULD JUDGE IT, IF YOU'RE COMPETITIVE ENOUGH THEY WOULD INVITE YOU OUT HERE TO MISS FITNESS AMERICA TO RODONDO BEACH CALIF 44)) And competitive she is.
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[RUNS10] ((I'VE ACTUALLY BEEN COMPETING IN MISS VA FOR 4 YEARS, AND HAVE BEEN THE PRELIMINARY SWIMSUIT WINNER FOR 3 YEARS 04 THIS PAST YEAR I WAS IN MISS VA, WON SWIMSUIT AND WAS FIRST RUNNER-UP 08)) 40-percent of Melton's score will be based on her swimsuit performance. The rest is on her two-minute routine, which carries a Latin theme. But, while competing in pageants has become a big part of Melton's life, what's even bigger, she says, is living a healthy lifestyle, and showing others how to do the same. Not only is she a personal trainer and fitness specialist, but she's a spokesperson for the American Heart Association's mid-atlantic region.
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[RUNS08] ((I LOVE IT AND I THINK IT'S BECAUSE OF THAT LOVE AND THAT PASSION THAT IT'S NATURAL BECAUSE I JUST HAVE SO MUCH LOVE FOR STAYING PHYSICALLY ACTIVE.)) Now, the Miss America hopeful is setting her sights on another national title, one that will show off both her beauty and strength. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Pearisburg.))


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Coming up in Sports, will Virginia Tech get a late season breather? Mike Stevens will have a preview of the Temple game.
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Then a little later, it should be looking a little bit like Christmas soon in the Big Apple.
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After riding the college football roller coaster the last three weeks, the 12th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies should have a breather this week against Temple. Mike Stevens has more from Blacksburg
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The American League Cy Young Award winner is Toronto's Roy Halladay.
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Halladay won a major league-high 22 games and the 26-year-old right-hander finished 22-and-7 with a three-point-25 E-R-A. Former Salem Buccaneer and Chicago White Sox Esteban Loaiza (loh-EYE'-zuh) was a distant runner-up in the voting by a limited number of members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
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The Express travels to Florence to battle the Pride riding a league high five game win streak.
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One of many reasons for the team's success is Shawn Limpright who is second on the team in scoring with 12 points.
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That's it for the ticker, coming up at six, we will check in on the Virginia caavliers as they prepare for Maryland Thursday night and workds form the Redskins, but don't go away, Jean will have more news 7 at 5 in a few.

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Actor Art Carney, who gained fame in the classic T-V show ``The Honeymooners,'' has died.
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The director of a Connecticut funeral home says Carney died Sunday at 85, and that services were held today.
He played Jackie Gleason's buddy Ed Norton in the popular 1950s sitcom.
Gleason once said he ``had to work twice as hard'' for his laughs because Carney was so funny.
Carney also won the 1974 Oscar for best actor in the movie ``Harry and Tonto.''
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On Wall Street today, the stock markets continuted a downard trend. They have closed lower for three straight days, and five times in the past six sessions. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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One big Christmas Tree is on its way to New York City today.
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The Norway spruce is 79 feet tall- it came down this morning in Manchester, Connecticut-
It's being hauled to New London where it will then be shipped by barge to New York City.
The Rockefeller Center tree is traditionally a Norway spruce decorated with at least 26 thousand lights.
The tree's been a Rockefeller Center tradition since 1933.
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Lighting takes place December 3rd.
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