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Today on News 7 at 5, the jury is back with a verdict in the manslaughter case of former N-B-A star Jayson Williams.

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Plus a supermarket chain says it is closing all its stores in our part of the state.
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The timing is a bit poor with the busy weekend plans but scattered showers are likely through Monday.

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Also a march in Lynchburg highlights racial unity.
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The home that loved built celebrates its 20th anniversary.
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Plus Brent Watts gets his just desserts. News 7 at 5 is next.

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A jury in Somerville, New Jersey says former N-B-A star Jayson Williams is NOT guilty of aggravated manslaughter.
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It was the most serious charge Williams was facing in connection with the shooting of a limo driver.
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However the jury was unable to agree on a verdict on a separate charge of reckless manslaughter.
He was convicted on four charges including evidence-tampering. Prosecutors said he tried to cover up the shooting, and make it look like a suicide.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys have mixed feelings about the verdicts.
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Williams contended the shooting was an accident -- that the gun accidentally fired as he was holding it, killing driver Gus Christofi (kris-TAH'-fee).
The charges on which he was convicted carry a maximum penalty of 13 years in prison.

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Michael Jackson arrived at court EARLY today.
No dancing on top of a car this time- just the serious business of facing a ten count indictment- that was unsealed today.
As Drew Levinson reports Jackson pleaded innocent to all ten counts.
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(( DESPITE THE PRESSURE INSIDE COURT ...
OUTSIDE ..... MICHAEL JACKSON FOCUSED LESS ON THE CASE, AND MORE ON HIS SUPPORTERS .
MICHAEL JACKSON "I'd like to thank the fans around the world...for your love and your support from every corner of the earth."
A MOB OF FANS GREETED THE POP STAR AS HE ARRIVED AT THE COURTHOUSE WITH A NEW TEAM OF LAYWERS. HIS LEGAL BATTLE JUST GOT BIGGER, WITH THIS 10-COUNT INDICTMENT, UNSEALED AT TODAY'S HEARING. THE ALLEGATIONS INCLUDE LEWD ACTS WITH A MINOR, GIVING ALCOHOL TO A CHILD, AND A CONSPIRACY COUNT INVOLVING ALLEGED CHILD ABDUCTION. JACKSON PLEADED NOT-GUILTY TO ALL CHARGES.
DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS: THE INDICTMENT, ISSUED IN SECRET A WEEK AGO, REPLACES THE EARLIER CHARGES FILED BY PROSECUTORS. SINCE THE GRAND JURY DECIDED THERE'S ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO TAKE THE CASE TO TRIAL, THERE'S NO NEED FOR A PRELIMINARY HEARING. WITH ALL THE EXPECTED LEGAL-WRANGLING, A TRIAL WON'T COME BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR. JACKSON'S LAWYER SAYS THIS CASE IS ABOUT ONE THING ONLY.... THOMAS MESEREAU JR./JACKSON'S LAWYER: "..the honor, the decency, the charity, the innocence and the complete vindication of a wonderful human being named Michael Jackson." JACKSON'S FANS SURROUNDED THE COURTHOUSE....HOPING TO CATCH A GLIMSPE OF THE SINGER. BUT UNLIKE THE LAST TIME HE WAS HERE, WHEN HE DANCED ON HIS CAR, THIS TIME...THE KING OF POP HAD A LOT LESS POP, JUST A QUICK WAVE GOODBYE TO HIS FANS. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, SANTA MARIA, CA.))

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Winn-Dixie is slashing its workforce by thousands, including hundreds in Southwest Virginia.
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The company today announced plans to sell or close 111-stores including all stores in the Roanoke-Lynchburg and Richmond-Petersburg areas. It was determined the stores were unprofitable with limited opportunites to gain market share. The news took some customers by surprise.
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A company spokeswoman says it's unclear exactly how many jobs will be affected but that each store has approximately 90-employees. With 10-stores in the Roanoke market, she says it's safe to assume the decision will affect about 9-hundred local jobs.
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Central Virginians took advantage of today's nice weather and teamed up with the Y-W-C-A to promote racial justice.

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Jennifer Wishon attended the march and joins us from Lynchburg. Jenn, most people don't associate the Y-W-C-A with racial issues. Jean, the YWCA is well known for it's programs that help women in crisis.
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but since the organization's founding in the early 1900's it's worked diligently to eliminate racism .

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Side by Side about a hundred people joined forces in Lynchburg today.
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They're marching to serve as an example to the community - proving people of all races and ethnic backgrounds can live together in harmony.
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((PRISCILLA HALEY: WE WANT TO JUST SPREAD THE WORD AND LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND WORK AS A TEAM NOT JUST FOR THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY, BUT FOR THE WORLD.))
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Campbell County resident Phyllistine Mosley spent high school moving past racial injustice. Mosley had to move to North Carolina and then Ohio to finish high school after her Prince Edward County school shut down - not for lack of a facility, but for lack of equal educational resources.
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Mosley and other marchers encourage area residents to remember their pasts, but move on to a more inclusive future - a process that begins right in the living room.
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((SUSAN HARRISON: ANGRY WORDS AND ANGRY ACTIONS ARE NOT LEARNED OUT ON THE STREETS AND IN THE SCHOOLS. THEY ARE USUALLY LEARNED IN THE HOMES. SO WE NEED TO UNLEARN THOSE BAD HABITS THAT WE HAVE THAT WE DON'T REALIZE SO THAT ALL PEOPLE FEEL RESPECTED AND DIGNIFIED IN OUR COMMUNITY.))
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Although there's work to be done, Harrison says there is an open dialogue about racism among city leaders - that's encouraging to marchers who know communication and education are key.
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((PRISCILLA HALEY: MAYBE IT MIGHT ENLIGHTEN SOMEONE'S MENTALITY - IF THEY'RE THINKING ONE WAY OF THE OTHER - MAYBE THEY CAN SEE THAT WE CAN GET ALONG AS ONE.))
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The Side- by- Side march is an annual event at the Y-W-C-A,
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but Jean, this year the organization has created a year-long Racial Justice Program that will be used to better educate the public about racism.

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Two more Americans are killed in Iraq. We'll have the details next.
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Plus President Bush reacts to photographs that reportedly show U-S soldiers torturing Iraqi prisoners.
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A suicide car bomber in Iraq killed two U-S Marines today.
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Despite that, U-S officials are pushing on with plans to hand over some positions in the city to the Iraqis.
A U-S official says an agreement has been reached to let an Iraqi force patrol Fallujah and end a month long seige there.
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Pictures are released today of U-S troops abusing prisoners in Iraq.
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The photographs were first aired last night by CBS and have since been seen around the world- including on Arabic TV- where they have been leading the newscasts.
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The President insisted the photos do not typify the behavior of U-S forces in Iraq. He says most are serving honorably in the cause for freedom.

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When a family has a sick child in the hospital miles away from home, they often need a temporary place stay.
For 20 years, the Ronald McDonald house of Roanoke has been that place.
Joy Sutton has more on what is called the house that love built.
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Erica Hartwell weighed just over two pounds when she was born prematurely.
She has spent the first five weeks of her life at Roanoke Community hospital.
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The Hartwell's live in Bluefield, West Virginia, but thanks to the Ronald House, Melissa is never more than a few blocks away from her daughter.
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The Hartwell's are just one of the more than 9-hundred families the House helps every year.
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With 18 bedrooms, it can be a real home away from home. While the families of children get top priority any family can stay here for 15 dollars or a night or for free, if room is available.
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((WILL WE EVER NEED TO ENLARGE THIS HOUSE? THERE ARE NIGHTS I WISH WE HAD A WHOLE OTHER FLOORS BECAUSE THE NEED IS THERE, I KNOW WE'RE NOT PROVIDING FOR ALL THE FAMILIES THAT NEED A PLACE NOW, BUT WE'RE DOING THE BEST WE CAN )) [RUNS18]
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And it's the volunteers who donate their time and money --who help keep this house up and running.
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And until little Erica is able to go home --her mother will continue to have a place to stay as long as she needs it.

Joy Sutton, News 7 Roanoke.))

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Up next on the newscast, strawberries are the main attraction this weekend at Elmwood Park in Roanoke. And that's where we find Brent Watts...

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Many festival goers are starting out with dessert this weekend. The Strawberry festival began this morning, one day ahead of the Chili Cook-Off.
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Brent Watts joins us from Elmwood Park with some "Berry" delicious treats.
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Coming up in Sports
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Travis Wells tells us why it is an important weekend for the Salem Avalanche.
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Good afternoon everybody, welcome to your Friday ticker which starts on the diamond. The Avalanche opens up a seven game homestand tonight at Salem Memorial Stadium. The first three games are against Kinston, the Southern Division's first place team. Steve Mason takes a look at the Indians from the Avalanche's point of view.
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((STEVE MASON:THE AVALANCHE IS THE SOUTHERN DIVISION'S SECOND PLACE TEAM WITH AN 11 AND 8 RECORD. KINSTON OCCUPIES FIRST PLACE AND ENTERS THIS SERIES WITH THE CAROLINA' LEAGUE BEST RECORD AT 14 AND 4. BU THE INDIANS SCORCHING START TO THE SEASON HAS HAD LITTLE AFFECT ON HOW SALEM APPROACHES THEM.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
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Chuck Hartman's Hammerin' Hokies are putting a slow conference start behind them and find themselves right in the thick of the Big East race as the season winds down.
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Tech started 0h and 7 in league play, but has rallied to win 9 of its last 10 against conference foes. First place Rutgers comes to town for a 3 game set starting with a doubleheader Saturday at 4.
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The Nextel Cup drivers will turn qualifying laps in California about an hour from now to set the grid for Sunday's Auto Club 500. The racing the past two years at California has been anything but exciting, but that could be changing with the emergence of a second racing groove.
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That's it for the ticker. Have a great weekend everybody.

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On Wall Street today, fear of rising interest rates still has investors retreating from the markets. Alexis Christoforous wraps up all today's business news in our Marketwatch report.
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