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Today on News 7 at 5, the General Assembly debates allowing civil unions for same sex couples.
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Also a judge decides if a young convicted murderer will spend the rest of his life in prison.
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After a burst of snow this morning, it's been a fairly quiet day. More sunshine on the way tomorrow, turning breezy as well.

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Also today, the state unemployment rate rises in January.
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In Sports, we will have highlights from Virginia Tech's first game in the Big East tournament.
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Plus an Egyptian king ends his three thousand year journey. News 7 at 5 is next.

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A circuit court judge sentences convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo to life in prison.
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((TO ME SOMEONE FACING 50 TO 60 YEARS INCARCERATED UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES IS PUNISHMENT I'M SATISFIED WITH THE SENTENCE REACHED.))
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Good Evening.
Those the words of a juror on the trial of Lee Boyd Malvo- one of the jurors who convicted him in the 2002 D-C area killng spree that left ten people dead.
Malvo's counterpart John Muhammed was sentenced to death yesterday.. but unlike Mohammed, Malvo today did not speak at sentencing.
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Malvo's attorneys say anything Malvo could've said has already been said through other witnesses.
And they pointed out that Malvo still faces additional prosecution in the sniper attacks.
The sentencing today for the capital murder case will be automatically appealed.
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((ROBERT HORAN/PROESCUTION ATTORNEY: YOU HAVE THE MANDATORY APPEAL WITH THE VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT. THEY MUST DECIDE IT.)) ((ENNIS WILSON/VICTIM'S RELATIVE: I THINK WE'VE REACHED A POINT THAT WE REALIZE WE MUST GO ON EVEN THOUGH IT'S SLOW WE ARE MOVING ON.))
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Malvo's attorneys still blame Muhammed and his influence over Malvo-
They say Malvo is still going through the process of freeing himself from Muhammed's influence- and that there are still times when Malvo thinks positively about the man who was a father figure to him.
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Virginia lawmakers are saying "I don't" to gay marriage.
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The Senate approved legislation today affirming that state's ban on homosexual marriage.
Backers of the measure say it serves as a preemptive strike.
They say the bill is necessary to keep civil unions in other states from being recognized here.
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((SENATOR ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D-MARTINSVILLE: THERE ARE THOSE THAT FEEL LIKE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OTHER STATES IS A THREAT TO THE MARRIAGE INSTITUTION IN VIRGINIA. THIS BILL IS ATTEMPTING TO ADDRESS THAT CONCERN.))
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Opponents of the bill say the state should not legislate who a person should marry.
They believe the measure could hurt the economy.
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The measure has already passed in the House.
It now goes to Governor Warner who has not taken an official position on the bill.
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A small fire injured one employee and disrupted business at the Bradley Free Clinic in Roanoke this afternoon.
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Fire officials say a heating and air conditioning unit shorted out and smoke started coming from it at about 1:30. One employee was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after breathing in smoke while trying to put out the fire.

No patients were injured. The building was evacuated while fire crews inspected the damage.
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Virginia's unemployment rate increased by "four tenths of a percent" in January to 3-point- 9 percent.
The V-E-C says January and February typically have the highest unemployment rates, because of the post-holiday slump and weather-related layoffs.
Lexington posted the lowest unemployment rate in January -- one-point-six percent. Martinsville had the highest, at 16 point eight.
Meanwhile B-B and T bank says it could eliminate as many as 938 positions this year.
Citing its merger with First Virginia as a reason, B-B and T says 980 employees were also laid off last year.

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Franklin County officials hope to get business booming again in one of the area's oldest and largest manufacturing plants.
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The Lane Furniture building closed in 2001, and has been empty ever since. Now its current owners are looking for some help from the county to fill it with tenants. But officials say first they have to figure out what the building can be used for.
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((FRANK FIORI/FRANKLIN CO. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: 5553 SEE HOW THE BUILDINGS BUILT, WHAT THE MARKET'S LIKE, THE CONDITION THAT THE BUILDING IS IN AND TRY AND COME UP WITH A DETERMINATION WHAT THE BEST USES MIGHT BE THAT WE CAN THEN LOOK FORWARD AND TRY TO TRACK BACK INTO THAT BUILDING.))
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The county has already gotten initial funding from the state for the project. A meeting is set for next Thursday to get additional ideas from the public.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll hear two differing opinions on the role of hormone replacement therapies.
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Plus some new research could change the way doctors treat infertility in women.
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For decades scientists believed that women have a specific number of eggs at birth and never produce any new ones.. but now new research suggests that may not be the case.
The discovery may not only re-write the medical text books, but could lead to new treatments for menopause and infertility.
Dr. Sean Keniff explains why.
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((FOR THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY THE RECENT DISCOVERY AT MASSACHUSSETS GENERAL HOSPITAL MAY VERY WELL TURN THE WORLD OF WOMEN'S FERTILITY UPSIDE DOWN. Dr. Jonathon Tilly/Massachussets General: We're still in a state of disbelief because this overrides or overturns one of the most basic doctrines of our field. FOR YEARS RESEARCHERS HAVE BEEN CLOSELY STUDYING THE FEMALE OVARIES OF MICE. WHAT THEY DISCOVERED IS THAT BASICALLY, THE OVARIES PRODUCE EGG CELLS WELL INTO ADULTHOOD. IF THIS FINDING HOLDS TRUE FOR HUMANS... IT FLIES IN THE FACE OF THE OLD DOCTRINE: THAT A WOMAN DOES NOT PRODUCE NEW EGGS.... SHE IS BORN WITH A CERTAIN AMOUNT AND WHEN THEY ARE DEPLETED MENOPAUSE SETS IN. Tilly: This has been in the literature for more than 50 years it's taught in every medical school and graduate school. So essentially most of the text books that are available have to be re-written." : Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS NEWS/Miami, FL: WHILE THE NEWS HAS THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY BUZZING IT MAY NOT SOUND ALL THAT EARTH SHATTERING TO THE AVERAGE PERSON.... UNTIL YOU LOOK AT WHAT THIS FINDING COULD MEAN FOR FUTURE TREATMENTS. Tilly: We could restore ovarian function such as in cancer patients who lose reproductive function due to the negative effects of cancer therapys on the ovaries.
AND THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING... THE NEW THEORY IS THE OVARIES PRODUCE EGG CELLS AND OVER TIME THE OVARIES BREAK DOWN. BUT BY TAKING STEM CELLS OUT OF THE OVARIES EARLY IN A WOMAN'S LIFE.... THEY CAN BE REPLACED LATER.... REGENERATING THE OVARIES AND LEADING TO ALL KINDS OF TREATMENTS FROM MENAPAUSE TO INFERITLITY.... EVEN THE POSSIBILITY OF A PREGNANCY LATE IN LIFE. Tilly: To be able to offer women a few extra years of fertile life span, we think that's a very realistic goal."
ALL OF THIS IS JUST SCIENTIFIC GUESS WORK... RIGHT NOW AND RESEARCHERS STILL HAVE YEARS OF STUDY WORK AHEAD OF THEM. HOWEVER, THIS DISCOVERY HAS THEM LOOKING AT FERTILITY IN AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT WAY. DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS. ))


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A national nutrition expert is in Roanoke giving women advice on how to deal with their hormone problems without taking replacement therapy.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
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Jean,
Jackie Harvey says her mission is to inspire women take charge of their health --and not soley rely on their doctors.

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She says women need an option other than risky hormone replacements.
But News 7 also spoke with a local gynecologist to get her take on the issue.
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For years Brenda Sullivan wanted to know why she had trouble losing weight.
After attending a seminar with Jackie Harvey, she now believes it's hormone related.
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Harvey doesn't claim to have a medical background --but she relies on books and other information to help other women.
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((WE GIVE THEM INFORMATION THAT WILL EMPOWER THEM TO HELP THEM MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS ABOUT THEIR HORMONAL HEALTH. I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT SYNTHETIC HORMONES ARE GOOD FOR WOMEN)) [RUNS07]
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But gynecologist Mona Sadek says there is no real proof that natural products are better.
She will still prescribe Hormone Replacement Therapy for women who need symptom relief.
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((IT'S NOT A BAD THING WE JUST HAVE TO BE AWARE WHO GIVE IT TO AND SELECT THE PATIENTS WHO NEED IT NOT JUST PATIENTS WHO WALK IN DOOR BECAUSE THEY HAPPEN TO BE MENOPAUSAL)) [RUNS11]
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Harvey says just looking at symptoms to determine treatment isn't good enough --she recommends the use of a saliva test.
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But Sadek does not endorse this type of testing.
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As for Sullivan, she hopes Harvey's advice will help her become healthier and lose weight. ))
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Jackie Harvey will be holding her last seminar in Roanoke tomorrow at Parkway Wesleyan Church at 7pm. Tickets are 10 dollars at Books-a-Million or 15 dollars at the door.
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Next on the newscast, Brent Watts gets down and dirty on a Floyd County goat farm...
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Got Milk? One Floyd county farmer does. But it's not coming from the cows. Brent Watts has the story of Anita Hall, her goats, and the other white milk.
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Coming up next in sports, Mike Stevens will have highlights from today's Virginia Tech game.
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Also we'll see how Egypt prepared for the Return of the Mummy.
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Good afternoon folks the Hokies have always had a fondness for Madison Square Garden - the problem in recent years has just been getting in the building. Today - the they played their first ever Big East tournament game and made sure it would not be their last.
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Bryant Matthews was sick today, he only scored 10 points. That meant reserves like Bryan Randall needed to step up and contribute. The Hokies were still in a major hole at halftime trailing Rutgers by 8 points. But Zabian Dowdell helped get the Hokies back within a bucket early in the second half.
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Then watch this passing - Dowdell to Matthews to Tunstall product Allen Calloway for the flush. The Hokies beat Rutgers 61-to-58.
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The Hokies will now play Pittsburgh tomorrow in the quarterfinals at Noon.

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Both Radford girls and boys basketball teams open the Group A state basketball tournament tomorrow in Richmond. It's the first time both have made the tourney together. Steve Mason has more in Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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((The banners tell a story of success but the boys have not experienced a title in 55 years. It has been over a decade since the girls last state title. Both teams are sharpening each other for tournament play with some friendly competition. ((:)) ((:))
Darris Nichols situation is much like J.J. Redick's. A great talent but can he lead his team to a state title? Redick finally did it his senior year. Nichols, the region player of the year and a favorite for state player of the year, won't let his worth be determined by whether or not his team wins a state crown. ((:))
The Bobcats are on an 18 game win streak after a 5 and 4 start and five seniors that either start or play have been key for a team that learned a great deal from a state championship runner up season last year. ((:))
Larry Mannon was 8 and 15 last year and is 23 and 5 this season. He continues his rebuilding project from a 2002 team that had 8 seniors and went to the state championship with a three junior/two sophomore starting lien up.)) ((:)) ((:))
((STEVE MASON:THE BOBCATS AND THE ALTAVISTA COLONELS MAKE UP JUST FOUR OF THE NINE HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY TEAMS PLAYING IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT. A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SALEM SPARTANS, THE HERITAGE PIONEERS, THE LADY WARRIORS OF MAGNA VISTA, THE NORTHSIDE LADY VIKINGS AND THE GLENVAR LADY HIGHLANDERS. STEVE MASON HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY.))

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The Dow is now in negative terroritory for the year after a sell-off late today. As Alexis Christoforous tells us, investors are apparently concerned about a week job market.
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One of Egypt's pharaohs has returned home. Ramses the first ruled the land three thousand years ago. His mummified remains have traveled far and wide, until now.
Richard Roth has more.
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((HE WAS THE LESSER-KNOWN RAMSES OF THE FAMOUS PHARAOHS, BUT THE JOURNEY HOME, BY SAIL, AND TRUCK...AND HORSE AND CARRIAGE -- HAS BEEN AN EPIC UNMATCHED BY ANY EGYPTIAN KING.

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NARR: THE 3-THOUSAND YEAR OLD REMAINS, BELIEVED TO BE OF RAMSES THE FIRST, CAME HOME TO LUXOR BY WAY OF CAIRO AND, EARLIER - AMERICA, WHERE A MUSEUM IN ATLANTA HAD HELD THE MUMMY BEFORE DECIDING IT SHOULD BE REPATRIATED.
ITS EXILE BEGAN MORE THAN A HUNDRED AND FORTY YEARS AGO, WITH BRITISH AND CANADIAN COLLECTORS AMONG THE PROFITEERS; AND ITS RETURN THIS WEEK, SAID EGYPT'S CHIEF ARCHEOLOGIST, IS A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION.

SOT ZAHI HAWASS / Egyptian Chief Archeologist:

-"Ramses is back! He's back to his home! He's looking facing his tomb in the West Bank."
NARR: ACTUALLY, OFFICIALS SAY, THEY'RE ONLY -- ALMOST -- CERTAIN OF THE MUMMY'S TRUE IDENTITY. WHAT THEY KNOW FOR SURE, THEY SAY, IS THAT THIS MUMMY ONCE WAS EGYPTIAN ROYALTY.RICHAR ROTH, CBS NEWS LONDON.))
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