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Today on News 7 at 5, the President and Vice President meet with the panel investigating the September 11th attacks.

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Plus jurors say they have reached a verdict on some of the charges against a former N-B-A star.
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Also today, a suspect in the shooting of a former U-V-A football player surrenders to police.
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Dale Earnhardt's family says a movie about his life in NOT accurate.
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Plus new jobs are coming to Franklin County. News 7 at 5 is next.

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President Bush goes before the 9-11 commission today- answering questions about the days and months leading up to the attacks.
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((IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THEY ASK THE QUESTIONS THEY ASK TO HELP MAKE THE RECOMMENDATIONS NECESSARY TO BETTER PROTECT OUR HOMELAND.))
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
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President Bush called it a good meeting- saying he wants the commission to know how strategy is set and how the White House deals with threats... all in an effort to help protect America in the future.
The meetings took place behind closed doors- Kelly Cobiella has more.
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(((( THERE IS NO TRANSCRIPT, NO RECORDING, NO OFFICIAL RECORD OF WHAT THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT TOLD THE 9-11 COMMISSION IN THEIR 3-HOUR MEETING. BUT THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE ANSWERED EVERY QUESTION THEY ASKED:
PRESIDENT: BUSH : It's important that they ask the questions they asked so that they can help make recommendations necessary to better protect our homeland.
THE PRESIDENT WAS EXPECTED TO HAMMER HOME THAT THE WHITE HOUSE "DID" TAKE THE AL QAEDA THREAT SERIOUSLY BEFORE THE ATTACKS, DESPITE ALLEGATIONS FROM FORMER COUNTER-TERRORISM OFFICIAL RICHARD CLARKE THAT THE MATTER WASN'T SEEN AS URGENT. PRESIDENT BUSH: I wanted them to know, you know, how I set strategy, how we run the White House, how we deal with threats.
KELLY COBIELLA, WHITE HOUSE THE PRESIDENT INITIALLY WANTED TO MEET WITH JUST TWO PANEL MEMBERS, AND ONLY FOR AN HOUR. BUT UNDER PRESSURE FROM VICTIM'S FAMILIES HE AGREED TO THIS SESSION: WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT ... "NOT" UNDER OATH. THE MEETING BEGAN RIGHT ON TIME, 9:30 SHARP, IN THE OVAL OFFICE. THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT SAT IN CHAIRS IN FRONT OF THE FIREPLACE. SURROUNDING THEM: THE COMMISIONERS, WHITE HOUSE LAWYERS AND A NOTE-TAKER.
THE COMMISSION ISSUED A STATEMENT CALLING THE MEETING "EXTRAORDINARY" AND THANKING THE LEADERS FOR THEIR CANDOR. THE PANEL IS EXPECTED TO RELEASE ITS REPORT THIS SUMMER, THREE MONTHS BEFORE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. KELLY COBIELLA, CBS NEWS, THE WHITE HOUSE.))))

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Los Angeles is on high alert tonight after an apparent terrorist threat on shopping malls there.
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Federal officials say an attack may have been planned for today.
Now the L-A police department is out in force.
Officers have "closed in" on several shopping centers in West L-A and are advising mall operators to boost security.

While no particular mall was named, a terrorism task force says the warning hinted at a shopping area near the city's federal building.
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Jurors deliberating the case against former NBA star Jayson Williams have reached a verdict on some of the charges.
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They told the judge they have a decision on six of the charges, but remain split on two others.
The judge said not good enough telling the jurors it's their duty to continue deliberating.
So far jurors have spent more than 15 hours considering charges that include aggravated manslaughter, which carries up to 30 years in prison.
Charges stem from the shooting death of a limo driver at Williams' home.
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The suspect in a shooting at U-V-A has surrendered to police.
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Aaron Joshua Robinson turned himself in this morning.
He is charged with one count of malicious wounding for allegedly shooting former U-V-A football player Jamaine Winborne in the leg.
Winborne's injury is not considered life threatening,
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but it could cost him a job with the New York Giants.
He recently signed a contract with the team, but it's not likely he'll be able to pass the required physical.

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A new company is re-locating to Rocky Mount, bringing more than 60 new jobs to the area.
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Town council announced today that "Jammin Custom Made Apparel and Accessories," will move to the "Rocky Mount Office and Technology Park" by early next year.
The family-owned company will also open a Technology Business Center in the park, which will offer space for small businesses to operate and grow.
Town officials say the businesses will benefit the community in more ways than one.
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Jammin Apparel is widely known for making athletic team uniforms, including the L.A. Laker cheerleader uniforms.
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Still to come on the newscast, a former nurse admits he killed more than a dozen of his patients.
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And on Healthcheck, Joy Sutton will look at the sharp increase in the number of autism cases.
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A former nurse admits he killed several patients while working at hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania..
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Today 44 year old Charles Cullen pleaded guilty to killing 13 patients and attempting to kill two others.
But Cullen has said he killed more than that... 30- to 40 patients in all, while working at 10 different hospitals over 16 years.
Cullen agreed to a plea deal, to spare his life.
He now faces consecutive life terms for the murders with no eligibility for parole.
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Authorities in California are dealing with a large enviromental problem.
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A ruptured pipeline is sending up to a million gallons of diesel fuel into a wetlands near San Francisco.
The 14 inch pipeline ruptured yesterday.
Federal officials say emergency response teams are trying to clean up the spill
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It's back to the drawing board for Craig County administrators. Last week, council held a budget hearing that got so heated it was continued until tonight. The county has proposed a nearly nine-million dollar budget, with nearly 2-million dollars of local money going to the schools. But, the school board wants more, so that teachers can have a larger pay hike.
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Moore says under the county's proposed budget all county employees would get a three-percent raise. Under the school's budget, teachers would get a five-percent raise. The meeting starts tonight at six at the Craig County Courthouse.

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In health check tonight,
The number of children being diagnosed with autism has risen dramatically over the past 20 years.
Recent statistics show the disorder affects one out every 166 people.
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This was one of the topics at at the Roanoke Valley Autism conference today.
Joy Sutton was there.
Joy -- do they know why there's been an increase?
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Jean, some believe it's enviromental, but we just don't know.
What we DO know is it is increasing rapidly.
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And many say the services available are not meeting the need.
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(( John Toscano with the Commonwealth Autism Service says there needs to be more concern about the rising numbers.
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He says that's a growing concern because there already aren't enough services for children or adults with autism.
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There are new treatments emerging including EEG-biofeedback.
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((USING THE EEG-FEEDBACK THESE CHILDREN CAN LEARN TO SPREAD UP THE ACTIVATION IN THE INVOLVED PARTS OF THE BRAIN 20 IT HELPS THEM LEARN BETTER SOCIAL INTERACTION SKILLS, BETTER LANGUAGE INTERACTION SKILLS, THINGS LIKE EYE CONTACT IMPROVE)) [RUNS18]
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This works by connecting electrodes to the scalp, to monitor brain activity, and then teaching the child through various activities how to stimulate certain areas of the brain.
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While this is a promising treatment, Toscano hopes there will be more progress in services available for people with autism.
His organization is working to start autism action groups throughout the state.))

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So far the groups have been started in Lynchburg, Martinsville, Danville and the New River Valley. They're hoping to get one started in the Roanoke Valley.
For more information on that or EEG-biofeedback, you can find a link on our web site.
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Up next on the newscast, finding the perfect bicycle can be a bit frustrating, but Brent Watts has some help...
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You've made the decision to buy a bike. But don't simply buy the first or cheapest one you come across. Brent Watts has some advice on choosing the perfect bike for you.
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Coming up today in Sports, Mike Stevens says the region's best softball pitcher is picking up where she left off.


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Then a little later, you may not have to sing for your supper, but we'll tell you where you may have to solve a mystery with your dinner.
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The family of Dale Earnhardt will not endorse a movie about the NASCAR legend's life.
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Family members say the E-S-P-N movie is inaccurate.
Cathy Watkins, one of Dale Earnhardt's sisters, says the movie inaccurately portrays the family house as a mill house. The family never lived in a mill house and their father never worked for a textile company after his children were born.
Producers of the movie say they're being true to Earnhardt and his legacy. They say the movie is a drama, not a documentary.
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Good afternoon everybody. We begin with some action from the basepaths both in the majors and close to home.
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Byung-Hyun Kim got the start for the Red Sox today and he allowed just one hit in five innings of work. Kim and three relievers limited the the D-Rays to just three singles.
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The winning hit came off the bat of David Ortiz in the fifth. This two run blast to center field propelled Boston to the 4-to-nothing win. Boston is now 14-and-6.
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In ODAC tournament baseball action today, sixth seeded Roanoke battled number one seed Virginia Wesleyan at City Stadium.
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In the bottom of the fifth, Virginia Wesleyan's Colin Roberson clocks this pitch, it's a three run homerun and the Marlins go up 6-1. Roanoke closed the gap to 9-7 but the Marlins hold on for the two run win. Coming up tonight at six, the story of how Roanoke has become a contender in just three seasons.
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The defending single A softball champs from James River are rolling right along this season under John Shotwell and the pitching arm of senior Angela Tincher.
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The Virginia Tech signee, Tincher has struck out 131 batters and allowed just 3 earned runs in nearly 55 innings of work this season.
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Tincher and her teammates are slowly getting used to the fact that they'll get every team's best shot.
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DeAngelo Hall is getting comfortable with his new surroundings in Atlanta.
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The Falcons top pick spent some time this week at the team's practice facility with the other draft picks and free agent signees, in preparation for this week's mini-camp. Hall couldn't be happier about his new employer.
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D-lo is also quick to give credit to the coaching staff at Virginia Tech, who taught him how to be a true student of the game.
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In another sign of economic growth, the Labor Department says new filings for jobless benefits fell again last week. But that was not enough to boost the stock markets. As Alexis Christoforous tells us, the markets dropped for the second straight day.
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If you like your meals served with a dash of intrigue, The Science Museum of Western Virginia has something for you to savor.
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The Roanoke attraction will be hosting "Mystery at the Science Museum" this Saturday night. Guests will be allowed to mingle before being told about the death of "Victor Vicarious".
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The suspects include News 7's Robin Reed as lawyer and wannabe meteorologist Bill Bruminator. The event includes a catered dinner, cash bar and silent auction.
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You can find more information about the "Mystery at the Science Museum" on our website at wdbj7 dot com.
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