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You are looking at a live picture of a vigil family and friends are having as they remember the three year old victim of this weekend's fire in Roanoke. We'll have the latest in a live report.
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Plus another Presidential candidate pulls out of the race.
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Also today, a road worker is killed in an accident in Danville.
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On Healthcheck, we'll see how people across the country are using their home computers to help fight cancer.
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Plus Mike Stevens will have the details from one of the biggest days in NASCAR racing. News 7 at 5 is next.

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The war on terrorism, the economy and Healthcare... all top concerns the President will address in tonight's state of the union address.
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That's exactly what President Bush will try to do tonight.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
President Bush is rehearsing his speech one more time- a speech aides say will propose a new effort to make sure more Americans have health insurance.
President Bush will also ask Americans to back him on the war on terror.
Teri Okita joins us live from New York- with more on what to expect from tonight's address.
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((IN TONIGHT S ANNUAL ADDRESS, PRESIDENT BUSH WILL TRY TO CONVINCE AMERICANS THAT (rehearsal still pix/Monday) STAYING THE COURSE IS JUST WHAT THE COUNTRY NEEDS. Dan Bartlett/White House Communications Director: He's going to talk about why he is optimistic about the future because we are a country that is more secure. We are becoming a country that is more prosperous. THE PRESIDENT HOPES TO CAPITALIZE ON THE REBOUNDING ECONOMY HIGHLIGHTING HIS SERIES OF TAX CUTS AND NEW JOB-TRAINING GRANTS. TRACK: WITH GREATER EMPHASIS ON DOMESTIC ISSUES THIS YEAR, HE LL PROMOTE INITIATIVES THAT REIN IN THE RISING COST OF HEALTHCARE THROUGH TAX INCENTIVES AND HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS. EAGER TO MAINTAIN SUPPORT FOR POST-WAR IRAQ, MR. BUSH WILL TALK ABOUT THE SUCCESS OF THE WAR, BUT EXPECT FEW, IF ANY, COMMENTS ABOUT THE FAILURE TO FIND WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. IN LAST YEAR S SPEECH, THE PRESIDENT MISTAKENLY ACCUSED SADDAM HUSSEIN OF SEEKING URANIUM FROM NIGER. YOU CAN BE SURE THE WHITE HOUSE WILL TRIPLE -CHECK ALL FACTS THIS YEAR AND DEMOCRATS WILL BE LISTENING CLOSELY. Sen. Tom Daschle/D-South Dakota: If he is going to rebuild his own credibility, he needs to understand and rectify the misstatements made in the past. Teri Okita/Reporting: As the democrats now battle it out in New Hampshire ... for one, uninterrupted hour, President Bush will have the nation s undivided attention a prime place for an incumbent seeking re-election. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington. ))

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One man who will not make it to the White House... Missouri Congressman Dick Gephardt-
Less than 24 hours after the Iowa Caucuses, Gephardt say he is dropping out.
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The 14 term congressman will serve his final year in Congress.
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(( EVERYDAY OF MY WORKING LIFE I HAVE SOUGHT TO BRING POSITIVE CHANGE FOR THE HARD WORKING MEN AND WOMEN OF THIS COUNTRY AND MY EFFORTS WILL NOT CEASE IN THESE FINAL MONTHS.))
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Gephardt says he gave the campaign his all.. and went on to congratulate the other candidates.

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A road construction worker was killed in an accident this morning in Danville. The accident happened around eight in the 4500 block of Westover Drive. Police say 37-year-old Sandra Kay Reeves was directing traffic when a co-worker struck her with a backhoe. That man Anthony Lamont Keene has not been charged. Reeves was pronounced dead at the scene. Reeves and Keene were both employees of Marshall Construction.

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A Roanoke community is remembering a little boy who died in a weekend fire. Three-year-old Kyonte Harris, whom authorities are identifying as Kenitae (ke-KNEE-tay) Poindexter, was killed Sunday when fire raced through his family's apartment. While the rest of the family made it out with minor injuries, the wound of losing a child is deep.
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News 7's Susan Bahorich has been following the story and is in the Tinker Creek community. Susan, what's going on there?
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Jean, Tonight friends and family are coming together to celebrate Kyonte's short-life. This impromptu candlelight vigil is to remember "Mookie"- as he was called by family and friends. The little boy lived a short-life, but touched all who knew him.
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((KYANA POINDEXTER, KYONTE'S MOTHER@:5:06:26:23: MY BABY WAS SO SWEET. HE LAUGHED, HE PLAYED - HE LIKED TO PLAY BALL, HE LIKED LIFE PERIOD. EVERYWHERE I WAS, HE WAS - I NAMED HIM AFTER ME, KIANTE. MY SON WILL NEVER LEAVE ME, HE'S ALWAYS THERE.))
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[VO] Kyana Poindexter, the little boy's mother says the family is doing as well as can be expected. The family lost *EVERYTHING* in the fire.
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The American Red Cross has provided some clothing, but at this point, funeral arrangement have not been made and the family needs help from the community.
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Jean, coming up tonight on News 7 at six, we'll have the family's full-story, plus charges they're making against local police.

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Police seized computer equipment from the son of a murder victim last week.
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They took every last piece of Christopher Rogers' computer- -the keyboard, monitor, tower, mouse, even power cables and the instruction manual. The search warrant executed last week indicates the investigation into the death of Teresa Rogers revealed financial tension in the family. A return filed in Circuit Court Friday cites "numerous financial transactions by Christopher Rogers." Mother and son lived in separate homes on the same 7-acre parcel in Southwest Roanoke.
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Christopher Rogers told police he found his mother's body January 12th, after not having seen or heard from her since the third. Police have indicated his statements were inconsistent.

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Still to come on the newscast, Governor Warner says a quick passage of his tax bill would speed up improvements to Interstate 81.
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Plus a judge decides the trial of accused murderer Scott Peterson will be moved after all.
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The trial of accused murderer Scott Peterson has been moved. The judge says its to ensure Peterson gets a fair trial in the slaying of his wife Laci and their unborn son.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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((ACCUSED MURDERER SCOTT PETERSON WILL BE TRIED IN SAN MATEO COUNTY - SPECIFICALLY REDWOOD CITY. A TWO DRIVE FROM WHERE SCOTT AND LACI LIVED TOGETHER.
THE JUDGE HAD ALREADY MADE IT CLEAR HE FELT PETERSON WOULD HAVE A TOUGH TIME GETTING A FAIR TRIAL IN MODESTO LACI PETERSON GREW UP IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY TOWN HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE THERE. AND WHEN SHE DISAPPEARED AT CHRISTMAS 13 MONTHS AGO, PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITY TURNED OUT BY THE THOUSANDS TO SEARCH FOR HER.
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The significant majority of witnesses the people intend to call are from this general area..from northern California, and a number from the bay area themselves.
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PETERSON HAS PLEADED INNOCENT TO TWO COUNTS OF MURDER. BY LAW, HIS TRIAL IS SUPPOSED TO START NEXT WEEKBUT IT may NOW BE DELAYEDeventhough PETERSON HASNT WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A SPEEDY TRIAL. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS .))

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Governor Warner says passage of his tax reform plan will speed up improvements to Interstate 81.
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Warner says his proposed plan would free up one-point-three billion dollars over the next six years for transportation projects.
He says that amounts to the equivalent of a four-cent increase in the gas tax.
The additional funding would pump more tax dollars into the General Fund which would protect the Transportation Trust Fund.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THE BEST THING WE CAN DO FOR TRANSPORTATION IS START WITH A STABLE GENERAL FUND. SO THAT WE DON'T END UP REPEATING WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST WHEN TRANSPORTATION FUNDS ARE RAIDED TO PAY FOR EXISTING OBLIGATIONS. DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO WITHOUT A TAX INCREASE FIRST. ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK THE GOVERNOR DID WRONG HE TOOK THE TAX INCREASE IN FIRST WITHOUT TAKING A LOOK AT WHAT CAN WE DO WITH THE MONEY WE HAVE.))
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Several lawmakers are proposing an increase in the state's gas tax to raise money for transportation.
Warner says he is not opposed to that funding option.
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In health check tonight,
A local man is one of thousands of people around the world helping to find a cure for cancer.
And if you own a computer, you can get involved as well.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details
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Jean,
All you need is a computer that is connected to the internet.
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Once you download the software from the research web site -- your computer does rest.
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Anytime Samuel Schneider is not using his computer --he's helping researchers find a cure for cancer.
That's because his computer is one of several million in a research grid.
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Instead --the computer does it by testing various molecules that could be potential cancer drugs.
There are 35-million now being tested as part of this research project --and this process will narrow it down to a few.
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Once the best potential drugs have been identifed they will be sent to researchers at Oxford University in England to help find a drug for the National Cancer Foundation.
For more information or to get involved you can find a link to the grid research project on our web page at wdbj7.com
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Jean, There is one stipulation your computer cannot be a macintosh.

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Coming up today in Sports,
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Coming up a little later, some movers try to relocate a historic and very big tree.
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and Jimmy Dean sausage is getting rid of a key ingredient... Jimmy Dean.
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A ten race season ending shootout between only top drivers is coming to NASCAR this season. Mike Stevens has the details for us from the Queen City.
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On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones industrial average closed lower for the first time in four trading days.
As Alexis Christoforous tells us, some investors felt it was time to collect their profits.
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As strange as it may sound, country singer Jimmy Dean will no longer be the spokesman for Jimmy Dean sausage.
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Dean founded the sausage line more than 30 years ago, but he eventually sold it to Sara Lee.
The 75-year-old multimillionaire says the company wants to focus more on the products and less on the person. Dean, who lives outside Richmond, says Sara Lee is trying to attract the younger housewife. He calls the move -quote- the dumbest thing. Dean's face will still appear on the packages, but he won't be on the commercials anymore.
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Crews in California are branching out as they move a huge oak tree to a new location.
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Some say the tree known as "Old Glory" could be 400 years old.
It drew national attention when enviromentalist John Quigley spent 71 days in it to spare it from being cut down by a land developer.
The developer agreed to relocate it following the public outcry.
The tree reportedly weighs 458 tons and costs more than $1 million to have it moved.
It is being moved just an eighth of a mile.
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