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Today on News 7, a police standoff is over in Botetourt County.
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Also John Edwards pulls out of the presidential campaign, but many believe he'll be back in a different role.
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The mild temperatures Wednesday will be followed by a repeat performance on Thursday. Your spring-like forecast in a few minutes.

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A judge will decide by tomorrow if a convicted killer is mentally competent to be put to death.
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Virginia Tech's president says three football players will suffer the consequences if they are convicted of a crime.
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Plus we'll see some sheep that are producing wool that is worth its weight in gold.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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Authorities respond to a stand-off in Botetourt County this afternoon.
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Investigators are still trying to piece together exactly what happened but they say it ended peacefully.
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Sheriff's Deputies responded to a home on Old Mill Drive near Carvin's Cove just before two o'clock.
Initital reports indicated a man inside the home had a gun.
Ninety minutes later as swat teams got into position, a man and woman walked outside of the home and gave themselves up.
They were both taken into custody without incident.
It is unclear if this was a hostage situation or who will be charged.
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Senator John Edwards is now officially out of the race for President- He threw in the towel just about one hour ago, but don't count him completely out yet.
As Stacy Case reports, Edwards may be in contention for the number two spot on the democratic ticket.
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((TRACK: He was the last major contender in the democratic race for president. Wednesday North Carolina Senator John Edwards traded the road to the white house for the road home.
The announcement came in his hometown of Raleigh at the high school his children attended.

sot: SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS.



(today I suspend my candidacy for President of the united states)


During months of campaigning, Edwards surprised foes and friends alike pulling out one win and several 2nd place finishes,
but John Kerry swept 27 of 30 contests, 9 of them on super Tuesday. The math for Edwards just didn't add up.

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Bridge: Stacy Case reporting.
voters came to know him as polite and positive, the son of a mill worker, a candidate for the working class. Though non commital, john Kerry has said Edwards has his vote to join the pool, of possible running mates.
A recent CBS news poll shows a Kerry Edwards ticket could beat president bush and up dick Cheney. Just now the two seem to be publicly playing up up their friendship.

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( I will do everything in my powere to help him become President of the

United States)

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Wednesday Kerry was on a roll...no longer in a contest for the nomination...but in an all out fight for the white house. and in an unseasonably warm march day in the south, the sun is setting on the smiling bright candidate from north Carolina...with many wondering for just how long. Stacy Case, CBS news, Raleigh, north Carolina ))

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Virginia Tech's president calls the charges against three football players, including star quarterback Marcus Vick, serious.
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Vick, running back Mike Imoh (ee-moh) and wide receiver Brenden Hill were arrested three weeks ago on misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The three are accused of giving teenage girls alcohol and taking pictures of them as they stripped.
Vick is also accused of having sex with a 15 year old girl.
In a statement released this week President Charles Steger defends the University's decision not to take action against the students until the cases have been tried in court.
Under school policy, it's up to the athletic director as to whether or how the athletes are punished.
Steger goes on to say "Our plan works, and I have faith in it and in our athletic director's intention to enforce it fairly.
This current incident is under his review, and he will take appropriate action at the appropriate time."
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Coming up tonight at 6:00, we'll tell you why the President waited several weeks to officially comment on the allegations.

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Death row inmate Percy Lavar Walton told a psychiatrist about six weeks ago that he chose the electric chair, because it was the first thing that popped into his head.
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He told Dr. Mark Mills he would rather NOT be beaten to death with a club.
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((WHEN HE TOLD ME, "I WOULDN'T WANT TO BE BEATEN," I THOUGHT THAT WAS PRETTY COMPELLING. THAT MEANS HE KNOWS THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE DEATH. AND WHEN HE SAID, "I MUCH PREFER TO LIVE OUT THE REST OF MY LIFE IN PRISON," AGAIN, HE APPRECIATES THAT THAT'S DIFFERENT THAN WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO HIM.))
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Walton pled guilty to killing Jessee and Elizabeth Kendrick and then- -a few days later- -killing Archie Moore. Walton himself said he deserved to be executed.
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Federal judge Sam Wilson asked Dr. Mills to determine whether Walton understands he's going to be executed, and if he knows WHY he's being punished. Dr. Mills concluded Walton does understand he may die for killing three people.

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Jurors are now deliberating the case of Martha Stewart.
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Stewart left the New York City courthouse this afternoon as jurors in her trial got to work.
The eight women and four men heard lengthy instructions from the judge and got the case just before noon.
Prosecutors say Stewart should be convicted of lying about a stock sale, while defense attorneys maintin Stewart is too smart to risk her life and reputation by lying about the Imclone stock.
If convicted Stewart could face 20 years in prison but federal guidelines could reduce the sentence to roughly a year.
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The state Attorney General and the Governor air their disagreements over the state budget. We'll have their comments after the break.
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Plus millions of Americans are stepping on the scales today as they learn more about a weighty problem.
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Virginia's Governor and Attorney General traded barbs today, as the Senate and House of Delegates remain far apart on a budget compromise.
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At a press conference in Roanoke, Jerry Kilgore said he supports putting the possible tax hike before voters in a referendum. He added that Warner should be doing more to prevent a possible government shutdown if lawmakers can not agree on a budget.
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((JERRY KILGORE/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL; IT'S ABOUT LEADERSHIP, A GOVERNOR HAS TO LEAD, A GOVERNOR CAN'T SIT ON THE SIDELINE AND THROW OUT FACTS AND FIGURES. A GOVERNOR HAS TO LEAD.))
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Meanwhile in Richmond, Governor Warner had a message to Kilgore and the General Assembly: tone down the rhetoric and get working on a budget agreement.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER; THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS SURE AS HECK NOT BEING HELPFUL, BUT HE'S PLAYING FOR HIS GUBERNATORIAL POLITICS, AND NOT THE NEEDS OF VIRGINIA RIGHT NOW.))
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The House and Senate have until March 13th to agree on a budget.

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Two former Washington Redskins Pro-bowlers were at the state capital today, but it did not have anything to do with football.
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Art Monk and Charles Mann were in Richmond today to endorse fetal pain legislation.
Delegate Dick Black's bill would require physicians to administer pain medication to fetuses prior to an abortion.
The legislation would apply only to the less than ten percent of abortions performed AFTER the first trimester.
Supporters of the bill say there is medical evidence that fetuses can feel pain.
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((CHARLES MANN/FORMER WASHINGTON REDSKIN: WE HAVE FOR MANY YEARS HEARD FROM THOSE PREGNANT WOMEN. WHAT WE HAVEN'T HEARD FROM IS THAT UNBORN CHILD AND THAT UNBORN CHILD DOES NOT HAVE A VOICE. TODAY WE STAND TO GIVE THAT CHILD A VOICE AND WE SAY HOW ABOUT HAVING A LITTLE COMPASSION FOR THAT CHILD?))
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The bill's opponents dismissed the claims that fetuses can feel pain.
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((BEN GREENBERG/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VIRGINIA: THE MAINSTREAM SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT AGREE WITH THEM AND THERE IS STUDY AFTER STUDY THAT MAKES THAT CASE.))
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The bill has already passed in the House of Delegates.
It faces a tough vote tomorrow in a Senate committee.
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The American Cancer Society says many people don't realize they can lower their risk of developing cancer by maintaining a healthy weight.
That's why its teamed up with Weight Watchers for the Great American Weigh In.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details
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Jean, 64-percent of Americans are overweight, 30-percent of those are obese.
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And only about a third of Americans get the recommend amount of physical activity.
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Stepping on the scale could be the first step in your fight against cancer.
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((JANE GLADWELL/AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY BOARD MEMBER: WE KNOW THAT ABOUT A THIRD OF THE CANCER DEATHS ANNUALLY ARE RELATED TO LACK OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EXCESS BODY WEIGHT)) [RUNS07]
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One way to determine if you are overweight is to find out your body mass index.
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((THEY CAN TAKE A LOOK AT THEIR BODY MASS INDEX WHICH ADDRESS THE RATIO OF FAT IN YOUR BODY AND THAT'S CALCULATED VERY EASILY AND WE'RE DOING THAT TODAY USING YOUR HEIGHT AND YOUR WEIGHT)) [RUNS10]
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You want your BMI to be between 19 and 25. For example a woman who is 5 feet five inches who weighs between a 114 and 150 pounds is within the healthy BMI range, anything over that is considered overweight, and BMI of 30 or more is considered obese.
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((WEIGHT WATCHERS RECOGNIZES THAT OBESITY AND PEOPLE THAT ARE OVERWEIGHT IS GROWING RAMPANT IN THIS COUNTY AND WE JUST TO GIVE PEOPLE A WAY TO EAT REGULAR FOOD IN A REAL HEALTHY MANNER. MAKING CHOICES, NOT LIMITING WHAT FOODS YOU CAN HAVE BUT GETTING A HEALTHIER DIET )) [RUNS14]
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Some guidelines include watching portion sizes, eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, choosing a variety of foods including whole grains, dairy products, and protein rich foods. You should also limit alcohol and high sugar food, and drink eight glasses of water a day.
And don't forget physical activity.
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((UNLESS YOU ARE A SMOKER THE BETS WAY YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR RISK FACTORS ARE BY EATING HEALTHY AND EXERCISING MORE)) [RUNS19]
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Weight Watcher locations are offering free weigh-ins until eight tonight as part of the Weigh In.
For more information you can find a link to the American Cancer Society web page and weight watchers on our web site at wdjb7.com
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Jean,

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Up next on the newscast, Brent Watts shows us why a new exhibit in Roanoke is "for the birds."
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You may have birdhouses in your backyard, but chances are you've never seen any like the ones at Studios on the Square in Roanoke. Brent Watts has more on who designed them and why they are inside instead of out.
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Stay with us, Steve Mason has a colorful story on this week's edition of Hometown hoops weekly.
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Plus we'll meet a rancher who is feeling fine today. His sheep are produce wool that's worth a million dollars a bale.
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Welcome to your ticker everybody. Northside's girls basketball team is once again at the state tournament. Corrie Fertitta is averaging a double double and college programs are already knocking on sophomore Emery Wallace's door. But the most dangerous Viking might be Fertitta's dad Sam. Steve Mason has more in Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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((Four years ago, Sam Fertitta asked the Northside players if they would mind if he painted up for games. Now he paints up, yells and even leads cheers. Some high school atheltes might cringe at the thought of their dad's aggressive show of support, but not Corrie ((:)) ((:))
His paint scheme is applied at home where his costume has reached another level. ((:)) Since his daughter's freshman year, Fertitta has dawned the duds in the district, regional and state playoffs. In that time the Vikings have been state championship runner up twice and a state semifinalist.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))

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The Virginia Cavaliers roll continued last night in Charlottesville. Thanks to Devin Smith's late game heroics, the Hoos took out another ranked team. UVA is playing with some serious confidence entering Sunday's finale at Maryland.
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Coming up at six we'll hear from the Virginia Tech Hokies who can wrap up a spot in the Big East Tourney with a win over Rutgers tonight at the Cassell. We'll see you then everybody.

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On Wall Street today, investors were unable to shake early concerns about a possible hike in interest rates. With that and news from the Disney shareholders meeting, here's Alexis Christoforous.
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It is called the finest and softest wool in Australia and possibly the world.
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It is Golden Fleece-
The wool is 11 microns thick.. compared to average wool at almost double that.
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((FIFTY MICRONS IS APPROXIMATELY THE WIDTH OF A HUMAN HAIR. SIXTEEN MICRONS IS KASHMIR, THIS IS 11 MICRONS. IT'S FINER THAN CASHMERE.))
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The bale is expected to reach over one million dollars on the world market.
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((THE PRESTIGE OF OWNING THE SOFTEST WOOL IN THE WORLD IS LIMITLESS.))
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The brothers who raise the sheep say the secret is having the right people, the right technology and the right attitude.
The flock is pampered though.. not exposed to soaring temperatures but instead kept indoors in climate controlled luxury.
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