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Today on News 7 at 5, American forces in Iraq attack a suspected terrorist facility.
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That after a suicide bomber takes the lives of 26 Italian soldiers in Southern Iraq.
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Big November weather changes in the short term forecast including high winds. More on that coming up.

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A new report calls on the state to put a halt to all executions.
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Help could be coming to the more than 300 workers who are losing their jobs in Pulaski County.
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Plus the judge makes a decision in the Rosie O'Donnell case.
News 7 at five is next.

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More attacks in Iraq- a suicide truck bomber kills more than a dozen Italians and eight Iraqis at a military police base.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The United States said it would fight back IF insurgents continued attacks- and tonight the U-S did just that.
U-S forces launched a military strike in Baghdad targetting a facility used by insurgents.
As Teri Okita reports, this comes after more attacks against not only the U-S but an American Ally.
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U-S COMMANDERS WARNED OF REPERCUSSIONS IF ATTACKERS FAILED TO STOP THE STEPPED-UP VIOLENCE. THEY KEPT THEIR WORD SETTING OFF ABOUT A DOZEN EXPLOSIONS ON A BUILDING IN BAGHDAD KNOWN AS A MEETING, PLANNING, STORAGE, AND RENDEZVOUS POINT FOR INSURGENTS.
THE OPERATION COMES ON THE HEELS OF MORE ATTACKS THIS TIME, IN NASSARIYAH. A SUICIDE TRUCK BOMBER KILLED MORE THAN A DOZEN ITALIANS AND EIGHT IRAQIS AT A MILITARY POLICE BASE. PRESIDENT BUSH SENT HIS CONDOLENCES.
Bush: Today in Iraq, a member of NATO Italy lost some proud sons in the service of freedom and peace. THE CONTINUING ATTACKS HAVE PROMPTED SOME LAWMAKERS TO CALL FOR MORE BOOTS ON THE GROUND, BUT THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION HAS SAID IT INTENDS TO RELY MORE HEAVILY ON NEWLY-TRAINED IRAQI POLICE. AT THE SAME TIME, ITS EXPLORING NEW WAYS TO TRANSFER POLITICAL POWER BACK TO THE IRAQIS. OFFICIALS ARE FRUSTRATED WITH THE IRAQI GOVERNING COUNCIL'S SLOW PROGRESS. BUT, AFTER AN URGENT MEETING WITH MR. BUSH AND TOP ADVISORS, U-S ADMINISTRATOR TO IRAQ, PAUL BREMER, SAID ITS UNFAIR TO CHARACTERIZE THE COUNCIL AS FAILING. Paul Bremer/U.S. Administrator to Iraq: We are in an intense period here as we come up on the December 15th deadline from the U.N. security council. A lot has been going on in the last month. Teri Okita/Reporting:
The U-N has given the governing council until mid-December to create a timeline for drafting a new constitution. Administration officials will keep working with the council, but some change is, most likely, in store. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))
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Middle east expert Lieutenant Colonel Dale Davis of V-M-I will join us on News 7 at 6 with his take on today's events in Iraq.

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A gunman takes children hostage in Texas- and tonight after a nine hour standoff- the children are free, but the gunman and two other men are dead.
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The standoff happened at a Dallas Apartment complex- Police say a woman and seven children were able to make it out safely, but two men did not.
Police believe the gunman fatally shot them inside the apartment.
After hours of negotiating police moved in and they say when the gunman fired at them, they fired back, killing the man.
Four police officers were also hurt- three at the begining of the standoff. A fourth was shot as tactical officers rushed into the apartment.
No word on what sparked the standoff.
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A new study is raising questions about the fairness of Virginia's death penalty.
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The report says that innocent people have been convicted and sentenced to death in Virginia.
The study published by the A-C-L-U calls for a moratorium on executions until sweeping changes are made.
The report blames the flaws on illegal behavior by prosecutors, incompetent defense lawyers and the state's restrictive appeals process.
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((STEVEN BENJAMIN/CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IN THIS STATE CRIMINAL TRIALS ARE MORE OF A CONTEST BETWEEN LAWYERS THAN A SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH.)) ((JOHN WHITEHEAD/THE RUTHERFORD INSTITUTE: NO ONE SUPPORTS THE EXECUTION OF AN INNOCENT PERSON YET IT IS POSSIBLE THAT VIRGINIA HAS ALREADY CONVICTED INNOCENT PERSONS AND THERE ARE INSUFFICIENT SAFEGUARDS TO ENSURE THAT THE INNOCENT ARE NOT EXECUTED.))
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In addition to a temporary freeze on executions, the study recommends establishing a training program for appointed lawyers in capital cases.
The report also urges lawmakers to abolish the death penalty for juveniles.
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One day after Renfro announced it's closing- Pulaski officials got together to look for ways to help hundreds of laid off workers.
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The Renfro Corporation is closing its Pulaski plant and letting 315-employees go. The textile plant makes socks, including the Fruit of a Loom brand. Company officials blame competition from foreign markets and dropping prices for the closing.
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((DAVID GREEN: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO TODAY IS MEET WITH SOME GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO SEE WHAT ADDITIONAL BENEFITS MAY BE OUT THERE THROUGH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS WELL AS THE STATE GOVERNMENT THAT WE'RE NOT AWARE OF TODAY./ NANCY HOVACK WE JUST HOPE WE CAN PICK UP SOME JOBS IN PULASKI COUNTY. CAUSE WE HAVE SOME GOOD HARD WORKERS HERE. AND A LOT OF FOLKS ARE OLDER AND I AM FORTUNATE THAT YOU KNOW, I AM HEALTHY AND I CAN GO OUT HERE AND FIND ANOTHER JOB.))
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Renfro laid off 166 workers last August. The plant will officially close on January 10th. Congressman Rick Boucher says the workers will be eligible to receive federal assistance from the U.S. Department of Labor. Money will be available for retraining and health care premium payments.
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The bids are in on Roanoke's stadium project. After this break, we'll tell you why the city may not be happy about what they say.
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Also the defense for one of the accused D-C snipers doesn't take long before it rests his case.
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Sniper suspect John Muhammad sat quietly as his attorneys presented his defense today.
Compared to the prosecution, it was short with little drama.
Stacy Case has more from Virginia Beach.
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((TRACK: IT TOOK JUST 5 WITNESSES AND LESS THAN TWO HOURS. BY LUNCHTIME WEDNESDAY, DEFENSE ATTORNEYS FOR SNIPER SUSPECT JOHN ALLEN MUHAMMAD HAD FINISHED THEIR WORK.
IN THE VIRGINIA BEACH COURTROOM, THE DEFENSE CALLED A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR. JOHN NENNA TESTIFIED HE REENACTED THE SHOOTING SCENES AT THIS GAS STATION IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA
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TRACK: AND AT THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL IN MARYLAND. THE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR, PAID BY THE DEFENSE, REFUTED PROSECUTION WITNESSES WHO SAID THEY SAW MUHAMMAD'S FACE AND HIS CAR. NENNA TESTIFIED THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE CAR AND WITNESSES HINDERED THEIR VISION.
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ACCOMPLICE, LEE BOYD MALVO SMOKED.
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BUT BY DAY'S END, MUHAMMAD'S ATTORNEYS APPEARED SORELY OUTMATCHED. THE JUDGE DENIED THEIR REQUEST TO THROW OUT THE DEATH PENALTY. USING STRONG LANGUAGE, JUDGE LEROY MILLETTE SAID EVIDENCE SHOWS MUHAMMAD AND MALVO WORKED AS A TEAM TO PLAN AND EXECUTE THE KILLINGS.
LOCATOR: CHESAPEAKE, VA TRACK: IN NEARBY CHESAPEAKE, A JURY WAS SEATED IN MALVO'S SEPARATE TRIAL. HIS ATTORNEYS WILL ARGUE MUHAMMAD BRAINWASHED THE IMPRESSIONABLE 18 YEAR OLD.
STAND UP CLOSE: STACY CASE/CBS NEWS MALVO'S ATTORNEYS WILL USE THE INSANITY DEFENSE. OPENING STATEMENTS IN HIS TRIAL START THURSDAY AS WELL AS CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN MUHAMMAD'S TRIAL. A VERDICT IS EXPECTED IN THE ELDER SUSPECT'S CASE AS EARLY AS THE END OF THIS WEEK. STACY CASE CBS NEWS, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.))

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The bids are in on Roanoke's new stadium, and the numbers are higher than city officials had hoped.
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With the site work already under way, city officials were receiving bids on the construction of the stadium and amphitheater.
Six construction companies submitted base bids ranging from 13 point four million dollars to 14 and a half million.
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The city has the option of negotiating with the low bidder to bring the project in at a lower cost.
City Engineer Phil Schirmer says officials have their work cut out for them, but he says he still believes it is doable.

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In health check tonight,
The Salem V-A hopes some new technology will mean better care for veterans.
The Medical Center is now among the first veterans hospitals to have its own M-R-I.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details
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Jean, the Salem V-A got the MRI last month -- and it's in such demand that there is already a backlog of patients.
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Some local veterans says it couldn't come soon enough
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The last time Leo Wiley had an MRI, he had to travel all the way to a V-A hospital in Richmond to have it done. But not anymore.
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(( I WAS SAYING GEE IT'S ABOUT TIME. I USE TO HAVE TO GET THEM AT ROANOKE MEMORIAL AND THEN STARTED SENDING US TO RICHMOND AND THAT MADE IT MORE COMPLICATED SO I'M GLAD THEY HAVE IT)) [RUNS15]
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But for some veterans having an MRI at the V-A is more than just about convenience.
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((THE MRI GOES MORE IN DETAIL THEN JUST A MERE X-RAY. YEAH BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME PROBLEMS THAT VETERANS HAVE THE X-RAY CAN NOT DISCOVER IT WHERE THE MRI HAS BEEN A MIRACLE FOR A LOT OF VETERANS)) [RUNS17]
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In fact, Doctors say the MRI is one the best diagnostic tool available especially when it comes to cancer and muscle skeletal disorders. And now veterans won't have to wait as long for test results.
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But they may have to wait for an appointment -- so far the about 70 veterans use this MRI a week.
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And while the service is free to the veterans the MRI cost the VA between three and four million dollars.
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Jean,

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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[VO] a judge's decision ends the dueling lawsuits between Rosie O'Donnell and a former business partner.
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A suprise ruling in the Rosie magazine case.
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A judge today ruled neither side proved its case- and said no one will get a dollar.
The publisher of Rosie Magazine had sued Rosie O'Donnell for 100 million dollars for walking out on the magazine- O'Donnell countersued for 125 million saying she was left out of key editorial decisions.
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((ROSIE O'DONNELL: THE STORY OF THIS CASE IS NOT WHO WON OR LOST BUT HOW MANY TIMES PEACE WAS OFFERED AND WAR WAS CHOSEN BY THE OTHER SIDE.))
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The judge said there was on evidence to prove that either side caused the other to suffer damages.
HE blasted the publisher saying how can anyone sue for damages when the magazine was losing money?
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Coming up a little later, Brent Watts has a segment that's for the birds and in Sports, Michael Vick takes a big step in his return to the Falcons.

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midweek sports ticker. Let's begin with another postseason baseball award from the Big Leagues.
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In the National League - Florida's Jack McKeon - who resides in Elon, North Carolina in the off-season - picks up the honor. He becomes the first manager ever to win this award after taking over a team after the start of the season. Dusty Baker was second in the ballotting. The American League voting by the Baseball Writers of America was a runaway for Kansas City's Tony Pena. In all - nine different junior league skippers picked up votes.
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Allen Trammell who managed the worst team in baseball this past year the Tigers - even got a vote.

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The Roanoke Dazzle is set for its third season in the Star City and Coach Kent Davison has his work cut out for him over the next couple of days.
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The first few practices of training camp have been spirited ones with competition at nearly every position. Davison must get the roster down to 12 by tomorrow morning.
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The Dazzle unveiled a new logo this afternoon, which appropriately contains a star and train tracks symbolic of Roanoke's railroad history.
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From the NFL - the Atlanta Falcons got a much needed upset win over the Giants last week, and today they got their star quarterback Michael Vick back on the field. Vick returned to practice today for the first time since breaking his leg back in the preseason.
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There's a chance that Vick will dress for the Saints game this weekend, but there is no chance he will play.,
If all goes well, he could make his first start of the season against Tennessee the following week. Vick broke his right fibula in an Aug. 16 exhibition game against the Ravens. And his rehab has been much longer than anticipated. With Vick out of the lineup the Falcons the Falcons have slumped to 2-and-7 on the season. Today, he was the third team quarterback, but that will change very soon.
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Coming up at the top of the hour - we'll check in on some of the local signings from national signing day for area athletes. Plus, we'll head down to Emory and Henry where a couple of former Friday Football Extra player of the week quarterbacks have forged a friendship through competition. Take care everybody. Jean will be back in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

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Wall Street has snapped a three-day losing streak as the markets finished solidly higher. As Alexis Christoforous tells us, the technology sector led the way.
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A club in Roanoke and Blacksburg is proving Birds of a Feather Flock together. Each month, bird lovers throughout the region flock to the area to show off their feathered friends.
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But it's not all show and tell. Brent Watts joins us this afternoon with more on the Southwest Virginia Bird Club.
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The Bird Club will meet tonight at 7, at the Virginia Tech Vet School in Blacksburg. For more information on the club, log onto WDBJ-7.com and click on websites in the news.
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