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Today on News 7 at 5, prosecutors try to convince a jury that convicted murderer John Muhammad should die for his crimes.
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Plus one hunter is dead and another injured in separate hunting accidents in Franklin County.
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Temperatures will be on a downward slide after a very mild start this week. Details on the forecast in a few minutes.

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A sheriff's deputy walks in on an apparent robbery at a Wytheville gas station.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger does not waste any time before taking up the business of California's governor.
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Plus... a new survey says Roanoke's homeless population is growing.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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The verdict is in for sniper suspect John Muhammed- guilty on all counts.
Today families of the victims reacted.
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((I'M GLAD THEY FOUND HIM GUILTY AND I AM STILL LOOKING FOR THE DEATH PENALTY FOR JUSTICE.))
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The verdict came after three weeks of testimony and six hours of deliberations- guilty on all four counts.
Now it is up to the jury to decide whether Muhammad deserves the death penalty or life in prison.
Both sides have made opening arguments in the penalty phase.
Jennifer Donelan is following the case from Virginia Beach and joins us live with more.
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((JOHN ALLEN MUHAMMAD SHOWED NO EMOTION AS HE LISTENED TO THE VERDICT.... SOME JURORS HELD HANDS.... OTHERS CRIED .....AS THE WORDS GUILTY....RANG THROUGH THE COURT HOUSE. GUILTY OF MURDER AND TERROR. WORDS, THE FAMILIES OF THOSE KILLED BY SNIPER BULLETS DESPERATELY WANTED TO HEAR.
Dean Meyers/victim's brother I consider justice to have served, the prosecution did a masterful job. THE JURY-S JOB IS ONLY HALF-DONE. THE PENALTY phase IS UNDERWAY AND JURORS MUST DECIDE IF 42 YEAR OLD MUHAMMAD SHOULD SPEND THE REST OF LIFE IN PRISON OR BE EXECUTED.
Vijay Walikar/relative of victim I feel he should get the death penalty, he's done a lot of crime, He has killed a lot of people.
CRIMES THAT MUHAMMAD HIMSELF TRIED TO DEFEND FOR THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF THE TRIAL BEFORE SUDDENLY RETURNING HIS FATE TO THE HANDS OF HIS OWN LAWYERS.
BUT PROSECUTORS, USING A MOUNTAIN OF CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE, WERE WELL ON THEIR WAY TO VICTORY. THE JURY SAW THE BUSHMASTER RIFLE, THE SNIPER-S WEAPONTHE CHEVY CAPRICE, THE SNIPER-S NEST, AND MUHAMMAD-S FINGERPRINTS ON EVIDENCE. ALL THIS WHILE HEARING EMOTIONAL TESTIMONY FROM SURVIVORS.
THE JUDGE DENIED SEVERAL MOTIONS BY THE DEFENSE TO TOSS OUT THE CHARGES BECAUSE NO ONE EVER SAW MUHAMMAD SHOOT ANYONE. A FACT THE JURY DISMSSED AND RULED JOHN ALLEN MUHAMMAD IS A KILLER.. THIS TRIAL FOCUSED ON THE KILLING OF DEAN MEYERS, SHOT WHILE PUMPING GAS. DURING THIS SENTENCING PHASE, THE JUDGE HAS RULED THAT MEYERS-S RELATIVES WILL BE THE ONLY FAMILY ALLOWED TO TESTIFY AGAINST MUHAMMAD.
KNOWING THE GRIEF OF SO MANY RESTS ON THEIR SHOULDERS THEY SAY THEY CONSIDER IT A PRIVILEGE. JENNIFER DONELAN CBS NEWS VIRGINIA BEACH ))

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A deer hunter was found dead in Franklin County yesterday.
Authorities believe 40-year-old Eric Bristow shot himself by accident near Cahas (cuh-HAZE) Mountain.
He failed to come back from hunting on Saturday; searchers found him hanging by a safety harness from a tree stand.
Another hunting accident also in Franklin County- A hunter fell off a tree stand and survived.
60-year-old Michael Stanley of Martinsville spent about seven hours on the ground before rescuers found him on Saturday.
He's in serious condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

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Wythe County deputies may have nabbed a serial robbery suspect.
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A deputy was investigating a gas drive-off when he walked into the middle of an armed robbery at a Rural Retreat gas station. Investigators say 59 year old Paul Edwards Inman pointed a gun at the deputy and held a clerk hostage before driving off.
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((DEPUTY DAVID MEREDITH: IF YOU HAVE TO THINK THAT FAST YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT GOING ON. YOU DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S ANY OTHER PEOPLE IN THE STORE THAT WITH HIM. I JUST KNOWED TO GET BACK OUT, TO GET BEHIND COVER AND RADIO FOR HELP.))
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Inman was arrested in Wytheville after a brief high speed chase. He's charged with seven felonies including robbery, abduction and attempting to kill a police officer. He's being held at the regional jail without bond.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is now the 38th Governor of California.
He was sworn in today as his wife Maria held a family Bible.
Chris Lawrence has more from Sacramento.
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((It's the biggest premiere of Arnold Schwarzenegger's career. And a who's who of Hollywood turned out for the inauguration.

(nats Vanessa sings Anthem)


On Monday his incredible journey reached its peak. From immigrant ...to actor ...and now elected office.

(quick nats taking the oath)


With thousands on hand ...and millions more watching at home ...Governor Schwarzenegger took control of California.

(Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger/Calfornia)

"I am humbled, I am moved ...and I am honored beyond words to be your Governor."
With the state facing a multi-billion dollar budget deficit, the new Governor rejected inaugural balls and black-tie events. But some Hollywood stars wanted to watch one of their own take the oath of office. Rob Lowe, Tom Arnold and Rob Reiner are all friends of the former actor.

(Rob Reiner/Director)

"And I'm here to support him. I think he's in a position to do a good job for the state of California."

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Last month voters recalled Governor Gray Davis and put Schwarzenegger in his place. He's promised to repeal the car tax increase ...and balance the budget without raising taxes.

(Chris Lawrence/CBS News)

"So he's got a lot to do, and not much time. With that in mind, the new Governor will attend a few receptions, and then get right to work. He's expected to call a special session of the state legislature for Tuesday. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Sacramento."))

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Coming up next, the President's Medicare plan gets a key endorsement.
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Plus, a judge makes an important ruling in Scott Peterson's preliminary hearing.
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The judge in the case of Scott Peterson today ruled that a strand of hair found in Peterson's boat can be used as D-N-A evidence.
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Prosecutors contend the hair belongs to Laci.
Also today- the medical examiner testifed that in his opinion Laci had not given birth and her fetus Connor died with her even though he was less decomposed.
Peterson's defense suggested that Conner was killed later but the coroner would not agree with that.
As for Peterson, his trips to court are the only break he gets from being in a 6 by 9 foot cell- and he is a target in jail.
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((KELLY HUSTON/STANISLAUS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT: HE'S RATHER NOTORIOUS AND THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER INMATES IN OUR FACILITY WHO HAVE MADE MENTION OF WANTING TO BECOME NOTORIOUS THEMSELVES BY EITHER HARMING HIM OR DOING SOMETHING IN RELATION TO THIS CASE.))
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The preliminary hearing is now in its fourth week- it's meant to determine if there is enough evidence to bring the case to trial.
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The number of homeless people in the Roanoke Valley appears to be growing.
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According to a recent survey by the Roanoke Valley Task Force, an average of 438-people spent the night in homeless shelters this summer... that's about one hundred more than last year.
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The Task Force conducts these surveys, not only to help raise money for homeless programs, but also to raise awareness.
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((PAULA PRINCE/ROANOKE VALLEY TASK FORCE: BECAUSE WE VERY MUCH WANT THE COMMUNITY TO UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM, AND UNDERSTAND THE KIND OF THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DONE TO AMELIORATE THE PROBLEM AND TO ALSO HAVE ACTIVITIES FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS.))
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The survey shows substance abuse, lost housing and unemployment were among the top reasons behind homelessness, although officials say many other factors can contribute to it.
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The proposed prescription drug plan for Medicare got a big boost today.
A-A-R-P which represents 35 million senior citizens says it will work hard to get the Republican bill passed.
Its chief executive says the bill is not perfect, by the nation's seniors can't wait for perfect.
The bill, which still must pass in the House and Senate, would create a prescription drug benefit for 40 million elderly and disabled Medicare beneficiaries beginning in 2006.

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If you use reading glasses, this next story could be for you.
Some doctors say a new technique can cure far sightedness without the use of a scalpel or laser.
Dr. Mallika Marshall has more.
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((PRESBYOBIA IS A COMMON CONDITION THAT AFFECTS MOST OF US - ONCE WE HIT OUR 40'S, A LOT OF US START HAVING TROUBLE SEEING THINGS CLOSE-UP.

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TROUBLE READING"
TRACK: BUT LIKE MANY PEOPLE, ELAINE YOUNG DIDN'T LIKE WEARING CONTACT LENSES OR READING GLASSES -- SO SHE DECIDED TO UNDERGO A NEW PROCEDURE CALLED CONDUCTIVE KERATOPLASTY, TO CORRECT HER VISION.

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TRACK: INSTEAD OF USING A LASER OR SCALPEL, DOCTORS USE RADIO WAVES TO RESHAPE THE CORNEAL TISSUE. THIS ALLOWS SURGEONS, FOR THE FIRST TIME, TO RESTORE PATIENTS' NEAR VISION, WITHOUT IMPACTING THEIR ABILITY TO SEE FAR-AWAY.

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SOT - DR. HELEN WU/NEW ENGLAND EYE CENTER

"THE CENTER PART OF THE CORNEA STEEPENS SECONDARILY SO THE EYE HAS A BETTER DEPTH OF FOCUS SO THAT IT CAN SEE BETTER AT BOTH DISTANCE AND NEAR."
DR. MALLIKA MARSHALL/BRIDGE ) THE PROCEDURE COSTS 15-HUNDRED DOLLARS.. AND IS GENERALLY NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE.. AND SINCE EYES CONTINUE TO AGE.. FURTHER PROCEDURES MAY BE REQUIRED TO FINE TUNE THEIR VISION FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD..
TRACK: ELAINE SAYS SHE NOTICED AN IMPROVEMENT THE VERY NEXT DAY..

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" I COULD ACTUALLY READ THE NEWSPAPER WITHOUT GLASSES AND I WAS THRILLED BECAUSE BEFORE ALL IT WAS JUST A BLUR."
DR. MALLIKA MARSHALL, FOR CBS NEWS.)

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Still to come on the newscast, Robin Reed will show us some new ways to get our weather information.
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[VO] Then following that, sports writers pick an American League M-V-P with a rare distinction.
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Roanoke's elected prosector, Commonwealth's Attorney Donald Caldwell, has been on active military duty exactly 11 months.
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Colonel Caldwell commands a Garrison Support Unit, made up of detachments from Salem, Dublin and Fort Eustis. Though he's been out of the office nearly a year now, he says he believes people understand he's only doing his duty.


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((ONCE PRESIDENT BUSH GIVES THE ORDER, HE IS OUR PRESIDENT, AND SOLDIERS ARE EXPECTED TO STEP UP AND EXECUTE THE NATIONAL POLICY, AND SO THAT'S WHAT WE DO. AND I THINK THE COUNTRY GENERALLY UNDERSTANDS THAT.))
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[V/O-NAT] Caldwell is in touch with his office back at the courthouse every day. Though he technically reached mandatory retirement with 30 years in service as of May 31st, Caldwell expects to remain on active duty at least through January.
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Keith Humphry will have more on Colonel Caldwell's military mission on NEWS 7 at Six.


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Coming up next on the newscast, the overseas stock markets send a message to Wall Street.
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Then a little later, we'll tell you why even a Master and Commander cannot compete with an overgrown elf.
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On Wall Street today, the stock markets take anotgher hit- the sixth trading loss in the past seven sessions.
As Alexis Christoforous tells us, overseas markets are leading the retreat here.
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Good evening one and all and welcome to the Monday sports ticker.
The Virginia Cavaliers have lost as many game this year as they did all of last season - and there are still two "technically" challenging opponents to go. Steve Mason says the 5-and-5 Wahoos are trying to remain positive.
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The Hokies return to Lane Stadium for their final home game of the season this Saturday against Boston College.
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But tonight on the Tech 2003 - we're getting into the Holiday spirit with the Tech Christmas gift ideas. Hope you can join us for that tonight on News 7 at Six.
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Finally, the baseball writers of America are handing out their final two postseason honors this week.
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Tonight, Texas shortstop Alex Rodriguez was named the Ameircan Legaue's Most Valuable player. He becomes the second player ever from a last place team to earn the award. In all - 10 different players received first place votes in the wide open ballotting.
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Take care everybody. Jean will return in just a moment with the rest of News 7 at Five. [GO TO BREAK]

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Despite the title of his new movie, Russell Crowe was not the Master and Commander of the Weekend.
That title must go to an overgrown elf.
Zach Irwin has more.
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