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Today on News 7 at 5, a jury decides if John Muhammad should die for his role in the D-C sniper attacks.
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A man crashes his car into a building after he is shot in Amherst County.
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Behind the cold front which is moving through now with showers and gusty winds, sharply colder air will highlight the forecast coming up.

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Also today, Govenor Warner is out with his tax reform plan. It cuts some taxes and raises others.
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The battle over Medicare reform is about over on Capitol Hill. We'll tell you where it stands.
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Plus the A-C-C gets its first bowl invitation. News 7 at 5 is next.

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The jury choses the death sentence for sniper John Muhammed.
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((I THINK IT WAS THE COLLECTIVE NATURE OF THE CRIMES. THE VILENESE))
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And with that the jurors hand down the harshest possible penalty.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
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It was one week ago that a jury convicted John Muhammad of murder- Today jurors came back with a sentence- the death penalty for Muhammad for masterminding the sniper attacks last year.
The judge can either confirm the recommended sentence or reduce it- a step that is rarely taken.
Jennifer Donelan is in Virginia Beach with reaction to today's decision.
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(( AS THE JURORS HANDED DOWN THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE PENALTY - DEATH....JOHN ALLEN MUHAMMAD DID NOT FLINCH. JERRY HAGGERTY/JURY FOREMAN the vilenes, the violence was there across the board and the lack of remorse.
A WEEK AGO... THE JURY CONVICTED MUHAMMAD OF MURDERING DEAN MEYERS ...THEN LISTENED TO EMOTIONAL TESTIMONY FROM PROSECUTORS AND THE VICTIM'S FAMILY TO DECIDE THE SNIPER'S FATE.
BOB MEYERS/VICTIM'S BROTHER. This wasn't a revenge thing, in any way. I just feel that what was done was right. ALTHOUGH THE DEFENSE FOUGHT HARD...AND PORTRAYED Muhammad As A LOVING FATHER...THE JURY CLEARLY DIDN'T BUY IT. BUT THEY DID SAY THE PRESENTATION OF LETTERS FROM MuhammadS CHILDREN WEIGHED HEAVILY ON THEM. HEATHER BEST-TEAGUE/JUROR And I know what it would be like to not ever see mine again.
THE JUDGE CAN EITHER CONFIRM THE JURY'S RECOMMENDATION OR REDUCE IT...SOMETHING THAT IS RARELY DONE.
AFTER THE VERDICT...PROSECUTORS SAID THE PENALTY FITS THE CRIME.
PROSECUTOR/PAUL EBERT. Certain cases deserve the death penalty and this is one of them Jennifer Donelan/CBS News: Muhammad shook hands with his lawyers...before leaving the court room.In Virginia ... an appeal is mandatory for any death sentence. Jennifer Donelan CBS News , Virgina Beach.))

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A Lynchburg man remains in critical condition after being shot during an argument in Madison Heights early this morning.
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Sheriff's authorities say 32-year-old Richard Lee Law was shot at least once during an argument outside the Quik-E convenience store near South Coolwell Road.
After being shot, Law apparently drove across Route 29, jumped a curb and crashed through the wall of the El Bronco Restaurant.
The restaurant has been closed for some time.
Anyone with information about the crime should call the Amherst County sheriff's office.
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Gretna High School is taking extra precautions after a shooting outside last Friday's regional playoff game.
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School administrators moved the regional championship game at Gretna from Friday night to this Saturday afternoon.

Extra deputies will be on hand to patrol the game and restrict access to Coffey Street, outside the stadium.
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((DEBORAH POWELL/PRINCIPAL: AT THIS POINT WE FEEL SAFE, WE FEEL SECURE, WE'RE PREPARED TO PLAY SATURDAY AND WE'RE READY TO MOVE ON TO STATE SEMIFINALS AND STATE FINALS. ))
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29-year-old Lyndell Powell was shot and killed Friday night, as he watched the game from the sidewalk outside school property.
23-year-old Edwin Rontae Hodnett of Chatham and 19-year-old Jonathan Lynn Carter are charged in the shooting.
Gretna plays Rustburg for the regional championship Saturday at 1:30.
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The wait is over.
Governor Mark Warner unveiled his long-anticipated tax reform plan today.
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Under the plan Virginia's sales tax would increase by a penny.
Smokers would pay 22 cents more for a pack of cigarettes.
And wealthy Virginians would see a higher tax bill.
Warner says his reform package will raise over 500 million dollars a year in additional revenue.
The plan also includes tax cuts.
The governor wants to trim the tax on groceries and complete the phaseout of the car tax.
The plan must first be approved by the General Assembly.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I THINK THIS PLAN IS FAIR TO THE PEOPLE WHO PAY THE BILL. SIXTY-FIVE PERCENT OF VIRGINIANS WILL GET TAX RELIEF IN THIS BUDGET AND THAT'S FAIR.))
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Warner says his plan is necessary to preserve Virginia's fiscal integrity.
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Some community college students wil get an unexpected break from classes tonight.
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[School Touch Full]
A power outage prompted Patrick Henry Community College to cancel its classes for tonight.
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The cost of last week's flooding in the New River Valley is nearing the two and a-half million dollar mark.
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Giles, Pulaski, Bland and Tazewell Counties and the cities of Galax and Radford have all reported damage. Early estimates in Giles County alone show nearly 1.7-million dollars in damages.
At least 40 homes and two businesses were affected by the flooding. Federal Emergency Management officials spent the day in Bland and Pulaski. They'll be in Giles county tomorrow. If FEMA officials agree with the early estimates they could send a formal request to the president for a natural disaster declaration.
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Still to come on the newscast, a plan to reform medicare is closer to reality.
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Plus on Healthcheck, Joy Sutton will have some advice to keep your Thanksgiving guests happy and healthy.
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A boost for men and women in the military.
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The President today signed a 401 billion dollar defense bill-
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The bill willl increase pay for those in military as well as hike combat and family separation pay.
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After signing the bill the President is headed to Fort Carson Colorado- the home to four of the 16 soldiers who died when their Chinook helicopter was shot down over Fallujah.

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Foes aren't giving up -- but a historic piece of Medicare legislation has taken a big step forward in the Senate.
Drew Levinson has more from Capitol Hill.
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((On Capitol Hill-- Senators fighting over the proposed Medicare bill may need to take a chill pill before this is over.

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"I'M SAYING THEY WANT TO UNDERMINE THE MEDICARE SYSTEM AND THE NEXT IS GOING TO BE SOCIAL SECURITY, MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT."
Republicans and Democrats have been going at it and at each other for days.

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"I THINK MY FRIEND FROM MASSACHUSETTS IS TRYING TO SCARE SENIOR CITIZENS."
It would be the first major reform to Medicare since the giant health care program was created nearly four decades ago.

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IT'S HERE AT THE PHARMACY WHERE SENIORS WOULD SEE THE DIFFERENCE, FIRST THE BILL PROVIDES PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS. IT ALSO GIVES FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE ELDERLY WITH LOWER INCOMES.
And it provides subsidies to insurance companies. The plan for 40 million american's would kick in - in 2006.
The nation's largest senior group--AARP endorses the republican backed measure.

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"WE NEED THESE DRUGS FOR THE SENIORS OF THIS COUNTRY. THERE IS NO QUESTION IN MY MIND THAT WE DID THE RIGHT THING."
But there are plenty of AARP members - who are upset with their own organization. They say the plan won't cover all their prescription drug costs..and they'll be forced to pay more money than they should. And they claim it would force them into HMO's...because that's where the government will be allocating a lot of dollars.

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"I'M MAD AS HELL THAT THEY ARE BETRAYING SENIORS, I'M SO MAD, I'M BURNING MY CARD TODAY!"
The bill squeeked by in the house--so a senate passage would put it on President Bush's desk--he's already made it clear he's eager to sign it into law. Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York.))

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You might be a good cook -- but if you're not careful this Thanksgiving ,your meal could send your family to the doctor.... instead of the dinner table.
Joy Sutton has some advice in health check tonight.
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Coming up next, the holiday shopping season is about to officially begin.
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[VO] But coming up a little later, we'll show you some violent toys you may not want on your gift list.
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Coming up after the break,
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the first domino in the A-C-C Bowl picture falls. We'll tell you who has been invited and where.
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On Wall Street today, a recovery in the dollar has given investors more courage. As Alexis Christoforous tells us, share prices rebounded sharply following two weeks of declines.
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It's the time of year when children are making thier lists and checking them twice for the must-have toys.
However one group has made its own list.
Julie Valles reports on what they call the Dirty Dozen toys to avoid.
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Good evening everybody and welcome to the Monday ticker. It's Thanksgiving week and the Cavaliers are focusing in on the Gobblers.
Virginia hosts Tech this weekend knowing it has lost four straight to the Hokies. Steve Mason has on UVa's motivation.
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The first piece of the bowl puzzle as far as the ACC and Big East fell into place this afternoon at 3pm -
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when the Maryland Terrapins officially accepted an invitation to play in the 59th Gator Bowl. The Terrapins will face a Big East that likely will not be known until after this coming weekend. Maryland was last in the Gator Bowl in 1975.
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Coming up tonight on the Tech 2003 report at the top of the hour we'll have the latest on the Hokies' quarterback situation and tell you you how you can jazz up your desktop if you're an AOL user.
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