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Today on News 7 at 5, a former law school student will spend the rest of his life in prison for a fatal shooting spree in Grundy.
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Also two people are dead as a result of a house fire in Pulaski County.
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If you got snow, it's melting fast. If you didn't get snow, a springlike weekend is coming on fast. Details ahead.

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One of the major charges is dropped against Martha Stewart. We'll hear what that could mean for the rest of the case.
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On healthcheck, Joy Sutton will take a look at new research at Virginia Tech designed to help older drivers.
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Plus Mike Stevens goes retro as he talks to the Iceman, George Gervin.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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A former student will spend the rest of his life behind bars for killing three people at a Grundy law school.
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Peter Odighizuwa walked into a Buchanan County court today and pled guilty to capital murder charges.
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As part of a plea agreement that will spare him the death penalty, Odighizuwa admitted he shot and killed a dean, a professor and a fellow student at the Applachain School of Law two years ago.
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((SHEILA TOLLIVER/BUCHANAN COUNTY COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY: WE'VE GUARANTEED HERE TODAY THAT MR. ODIGHIZUWA WILL BE FOR THE REST OF HIS NATURAL LIFE INCARCERATED IN A MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON AND WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO TERRORIZE ANY ELSE OR ANY OTHER COMMUNITY.))
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Police said Odighizuwa was angry about flunking out of his classes, took a gun to the school and began shooting.
The 45-year-old former student said he wished he could bring back his three victims.
Judge Michael Moore sentenced Odighizuwa to six consecutive life prison terms plus 28 years.
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An early morning fire on Thursday claimed the lives of two Pulaski County residents.
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Firefighters arrived at a home off Clark Ferry Road around three A-M and found it completely engulfed in flames. The hundred- year- old farm house was home to 83- year- old Ruby Eller and her son, 54- year- old Jackie Eller. Relatives say Ruby's body was found next to her son's bed. She'd apparently tried to wake him up. Police are still investigating the cause fo the fire, but the family has been told there's so little left of the home they may never know what started it.
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One down... four to go for Martha Stewart. A judge today threw out one of the charges against her. Sharyn Alfonsi has more from the court house in Manhattan.
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((Good news for the queen of "good living" Friday. The judge overseeing her criminal trial has thrown out the most serious charge against her...Securities Fraud.
The dismissal is a knock out blow to prosecutors who argued that when Stewart publicly declared her innocence she was actually defrauding investors.
Prosecutors say Stewart knew her words could buoy the stock of her own company Martha Stewart Living.
Through out the trial, the judge called the application of the fraud charge "novel" and "problematic."
NEW: Her decision today isn't surprising to those who have been following the trial like Attorney Robert Robert Simmels. With four LESSER charges REMAINING ,Simmels says the jury may sort through the charges with less caution.

SOT: Robert Simmles/Defense Attorney

"I think they could find it easy to acquit her or they could say listen, if we convict her what are we going to get on this, it's a nothing charge..you know jurors tend to compromise these things."
But Stewart is still facing jail time if convicted. Although the securities fraud count had carried a maximum prison term of ten years.....each of the remaining counts carries a maximum of five years
Stewart's attorneys will begin their closing arguments on the remaining four charges Monday.
standup close: Arguments that are expected to last for most of the day.
The jury could be deciding the fate of America's Most Famous Homemaker as early as Wednesday. In New York, Sharyn Alfonsi for CBS News.))

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Some Democratic senators are wondering why the U-S isn't doing more to help Haiti during its deadly political uprising.
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Rebels have taken control of another part of Haiti and are closing in on the capital, Port-au-Prince. Looting has erupted, even as supporters of President Jean Bertrand Aristide (zhahn behr-TRAHN' ahr-ihs-TEED') fire guns into the air. Meantime, a new rebel group has seized the country's third largest city. Some U-S senators are accusing the Bush administration of talking about democracy around the world without helping a democracy just miles away.
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A tribute to former boxing champion Muhammad Ali in the General Assembly turned into a bout between lawmakers today.

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In what is normally a routine motion, Roanoke Delegate Onzlee Ware asked that the House adjourn for the day in honor of Muhammad Ali.
Ware calls Ali his personal hero.
But Fredericksburg Delegate Mark Cole stood up and objected.
Cole says Ali is unworthy of the tribute because he refused to serve his country and was unfaithful to his wife.
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Ware's request passed despite a handful of delegates voting no.
The Democrat says he disagrees with his colleague but that Cole is entitled to his opinion.
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Ware made the motion in recogntion of Black History Month.
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Coming up next on the newscast, leaders in the U-S Catholic church are criticized for their handling of the priest sex abuse scandal,
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Also one of California's top executives tries to stop the Golden State's same sex marriages.
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U-S bishops are under fire for failing to stop the sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy over the last half-century.

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A watchdog panel created by the bishops has issued two studies that examine the molestation problem. One of the reports puts much of the blame on bishops for not cracking down on guilty priests.
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In the other report, investigators found that there were more than ten-thousand-600 abuse claims between 1950 and 2002. More than 80 percent of the accusers were male -- and more than half said they were between the ages of eleven and 14 when the ywere assaulted.
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The controversy over same sex marriages is heating up once again as one of California's top officials takes legal action to put an end to it.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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((DO SAME SEX MARRIAGES BREAK THE LAW OR ARE THEY PROTECTED BY CALIFORNIAS OWN CONSTITUTION?
ITS A QUESTION THAT SEEMS DESTINED FOR THE STATE SUPREME COURT AND CALIFORNIAS ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL LOCKYER WILL FILE HIS CHALLENGE THIS AFTERNOON.
ARGUING THAT SAN FRANCISCO IS VIOLATING STATE LAW....AND THAT THE MARRIAGES GO AGAINST PROPOSITION 22 A LAW ENACTED BY CALIFORNIA VOTERS RECOGNIZING MARRIAGE ONLY BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN.
GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER SAYS HE WANTS THE MARRIAGES STOPPED. SAN FRANCISCOS MAYOR SAYS THE CITY WILL KEEP PERFORMING THE CEREMONIES UNTIL THEYRE ORDERED NOT TO.
-STAND UP- WITH SIX REPUBLICANS AND ONE DEMOCRAT, THE STATE SUPREME COURT IS VIEWED BY LEGAL EXPERTS AS MODERATELY CONSERVATIVEAND THE FEELING IS THAT IS THAT EVENTUALLY THEY WILL JUDGE THE MARRIAGES ILLEGAL.
THAT MEANS THAT MORE THAN 33-HUNDRED CEREMONIES WILL BE WORTHLESSAT LEAST ON PAPERINCLUDING ROSIE ODONNELLS UNION THURSDAY.

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With liberty and justice for all
ODONNELL WAS REFERING TO THE PRESIDENTS CALL FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BANNING THE MARRIAGES. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

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Research at Virginia Tech could change the way one car maker designs its cars.
Toyota has give the University a grant to look at improvements that can be made to help senior drivers.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details
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Shannon,
As people age so does their vision and hearing --and that could affect their driving.
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According to Smart Motorist around the age of 65 people are at increased risk of being involved in an accident, and after 75 the risk of a fatality increases sharply.
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Linda Frazier is one 28 senior citizens who is part of Tech study to determine how to make automobiles safer for older drivers.
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Those changes can make it harder to focus on closer objects or to deal with glare.
That's why these researchers are conducting different experiments to see what can help these drivers.
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Another, aspect of the study also look at the best sounds to alert drivers, for example to put on their seat belt or that another car is behind them..
Information, Toyota plans to use in designing future cars.
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So this research could make the highways safer for all drivers --and potentially save lives..))
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Tech researchers will give their findings to Toyota in late March.
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Many consider her the "Queen of American Folk Music". Tomorrow night, folk and blues performer Odetta will take center stage at the Jefferson Center as part of this year's Kimoyo [Key-Mo-Yo] benefit. Brent Watts spoke with her this afternoon and has more.
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There's more News 7 at 5 to come, after our Marketwatch report,
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Mike Stevens will chill with one of the N-B-A's greatest players. We'll have George Gervin after the break.
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On Wall Street today, investors were again hesitant to make any big moves after still more conflicting economic data.

A surprisingly strong gross domestic product figure was countered by a drop in a consumer confidence measure.
Trish Regan wraps it up in today's Marketwatch report.
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The Roanoke Civic Center is the place to be tonight as the Roanoke Dazzle turns back the clock for the start of a "Retro-Weekend." Mike Stevens has a preview of the festivities - that among other things - feature an appearance by one of the greatest players of all-time.
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