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Next on News 7, more evidence released today alleges a woman found dead in Wythe County was the victim of abuse and neglect.
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Plus the Pentagon says there are still plenty of unanswered questions now that a missing marine is safely in American hands.
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The weather story is fairly quiet. Sunshine and rather warm temperatures are the highlights for the rest of this week.

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The government announces one of the biggest product recalls ever. We'll have the details.
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Researchers at a local osteopathic college believe they could someday have the secrets to extending life.
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Plus authorities in Oklahoma believe they know what lit up the skies last night. News 7 at 5 is next.
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A new warning that Al Qaeda is planning to attack the United States.
The Homeland Security Director is not ordering the terror level raised... and he did not offer many details.
Scott Rapoport with more on what we do know.
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IT'S THE KIND OF ANNOUNCEMENT THAT LEAVES YOU WORRIED...
Tom Ridge, Secretary of Homeland Security: Credible reporting now indicates that al-Qaeda is moving forward with its plans to carry out a large scale attack in the United States in an effort to disrupt our democratic process. BUT WONDERING... Tom Ridge: We lack precise knowledge about time, place and method of attack HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF TOM RIDGE SAYS THERE IS CREDIBLE INFORMATION AL QUEADA IS PLANNING A LARGE SCALE ATTACK AIMED AT DISRUPTING THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS.
SCOTT RAPOPORT/CBS NEWS: But he says there is no specific information that the upcoming Republican convention here at New York's Madison Square Garden...or the Democratic Convention in Boston are targets."
NO SPECIFICS. NO PLANS TO RAISE THE TERROR ALERT LEVEL. BUT CREDIBLE INTELLIGENCE, HE SAYS.

Tom Ridge: We are very comfortable with the credibility of the sources themselves. Obviously how credible some of the information is is something that we continue to try and corroborate" SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE WORRIED THAT MILITANTS MAY TRY TO REPLICATE THE POLITICAL SUCCESS THEY HAD IN SPAIN WITH COORDINATED TRAIN BOMBINGS DAYS BEFORE THEIR NATIONAL ELECTION.
IT IS PERHAPS...THE MOST SOBERING SIGN OF THE TIMES WE LIVE IN.
THE WARNINGS ARE CLEAR. THE WHEN AND WHERE...ARE NOT
SCOTT RAPOPORT...CBS NEWS...NEW YORK.))

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The missing Marine in Iraq is alive and safe.
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Corporal Wassef Ali Hassoun has been found in his home country of Lebanon- 550 miles from duty in Iraq and two weeks after he was reported missing.
The State Department says Hassoun contacted them and officials arranged to pick him up.
Hassoun's parents live in Lebanon, but other family members live in Utah where he joined the Marines.
Hassoun was shown at one point on television, blindfolded with a sword over his head.
Word came that he was executed.. then a day later a website refuted that.
The Pentagon isn't saying much other than they are many questions unanswered.
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A Roanoke landlord who is investing in a city neighborhood is also attracting attention for an extreme website, that has included racist and anti-semitic language.
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Bill White has acquired nine properties with eighteen rental units in the Chapman Avenue area, and has plans to purchase and renovate more.
He says flyers that identify him as a racist and neo-nazi are the work of an ex- girlfriend, and a disgruntled tenant who was evicted for not paying her rent.
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White is listed as editor on the website, Overthrow.com, and he says he has an interest in the company that owns the site.
He says extreme language is included on the website to protect free speech.
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We'll have more from White, and from a former tenant who claims discrimination tonight on News 7 at Six.

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More sensitive viewers may want to divert their attention for a moment, but new details are emerging today about a bizarre death in Wythe County.
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According to search warrant affidavits, after a call from a neighbor, deputies discovered the body of a 65 year old woman. They say dogs were eating her left arm. It happened in the Speedwell section of the county, early Tuesday morning. Investigators say Esther Crigger died of natural causes from a serious respiratory illness, but they say abuse and neglect contributed to the death.
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[TAKE MUGSHOTS] Esther's husband, 79 year old Elmer Crigger, and her two sons, 39 year old Daniel and 37 year old Donald Crigger are all charged with felony neglect and abuse of an incapacitated adult. There are each being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail. If convicted they each face up to 10 years in prison and a 100-thousand dollar fine.
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The state's day-of-rest law is creating one more day-of-work for the General Assembly.
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Today Governor Warner summoned lawmakers to return to Richmond on Tuesday.
The General Assembly is coming back to fix a legislative mistake that allows weekend workers to take Sundays off.
The special session is only expected to last one day.
The governor and legislative leaders have been under pressure from business interests to provide a permanent fix to the problem.
The head of Virginia's Chamber of Commerce says he is "relieved" that a special session was called.
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They only cost a couple quarters to buy, but we'll tell you why some toy jewelry could cost children a lot more.

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Also why a school proposed for downtown Roanoke is saying no boys allowed.
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It is one of the largest toy recalls ever- and it involves children's toy jewelry.
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission says there are dangerous levels of lead found in some vending machine jewelry.
Just to touch it isn't harmful, but if swallowed there is a risk of poisoning.
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((HAL STRATTON/CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION: WE'RE ANNOUNCING TODAY A RECALL OF 150 MILLION PIECES OF JEWELRY....PRIMARILY RINGS, BRACELETS AND NECKLACES THAT COME OUT OF VENDING MACHINES OR GUM BALL MACHINES.))
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The jewelry was sold in vending machines in malls, grocery stores and department stores from January of 2002 through June of this year.
Only half of the jewelry contains lead, but because it's so hard to tell if it does or doesn't, the agency is recalling everything.
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One professor believes she may have uncovered the fountain of youth.
The research is taking place at the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine- a school that hopes to become a leader in biomedical research.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Jean, The college has only been open two years --but it's already adding several new research labs.
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Officials say medical research plays a vital role in helping doctors to effectively treat patients.
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In her hands -- researcher Beverly Rzigalinski (Zig-al-in-ski) is holding a solution she believes could be the anti-aging drug of the future.
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((THIS MAY BE A PILL THAT ONE CAN TAKE IN A SINGLE DOSE AND EXTEND LIFE SPAN, KEEP A GOOD QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THAT LIFE SPAN. WE HOPE THAT I MAY PROVIDE SOME TREATMENT FOR ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS)) [RUNS21]
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Professor and biochemist James Mahaney --just moved in across the hall. He's researching the causes of heart disease and the role that calcium plays.
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((HAVING A STRONG RESEARCH PROGRAM IS VITAL TO ACTUALLY SEEING PROGRESS IN HUMAN DISORDER AND DISEASES. I'M REALLY THRILLED, I'M THRILLED TO BE A PART OF THIS)) [RUNS09]
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The Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic now has eight additional research labs --housed just blocks from the school.
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((IT WILL BE BRINGING A LOT OF EXTERNAL FUNDING AND FEDERAL FUNDING THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT. WE HAVE ABOUT 12 MILLION DOLLARS THIS YEAR COMING FOR EXTERNAL FUNDING)) [RUNS12]
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Officials also hope these labs will provide educational opportunity for students -- and pave the way for many medical advancements. For Rziglanski (Zig-al-in-ski) it could mean five to ten year from now --her new found use for cerium oxide -- could keep some of us looking and feeling young for years to come.
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((AT A COLLEGE LIKE EDWARD VIA WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY ONCE WE GET DONE WITH ANIMAL STUDIES TO ENTER INTO THE CLINICAL SOLUTION. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT'S VERY HARD TO MOVE A DRUG DOWN THE LINE LIKE THIS)) [RUNS13]
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The College already has plans to add another building for research.
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Jean,

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There may soon be another educational opportunity in the Roanoke Valley-- but this one is only for girls, and only for grades six through eight.
It's the proposed Mill Mountain School-- a private, middle school that is still just a glint in the eyes of its founding board.
Connie Stevens has the story.
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((Right now, the Mill Mountain School is little more than this sign-- an idea still on paper to bring a new method of learning and growing to young girls around the Roanoke Valley,
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((MEREDITH WINN/MILL MOUNTAIN SCHOOL PLANNING DIRECTOR: THERE'S JUST BEEN A LOT OF RESEARCH ON ADOLESCENTS AND THE CHANGES THEY'RE GOING THROUGH. ESPECIALLY FOR GIRLS THESE DAYS, THEY'RE TARGETED SO MUCH BY THE MEDIA AND THEY'RE GOING THROUGH SO MANY PHYSICAL CHANGES AND THEY'RE GOING THROUGH THEM A LOT EARLIER THESE DAYS.))
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Winn points to research suggesting that single-sex middle school education for girls better meets their academic,
social and developmental needs--- especially when math and science is taught in a more collaborative environment, with

hands on, real-life activities-- without the distractions of the opposite sex.
Many scholars support this thinking. Dr. Mary Pipher, author of the book "Reviving Ophelia" says ours is a look-obsessed, media-saturated, girl-poisoning culture.
Board member and mother Jen Brothers says the evidence is everywhere-- start with the magazine stands.
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((JEN BROTHERS/MILL MOUNTAIN SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THE COVERS SAY IT ALL. THEY SAY HOW TO LOOK GOOD IN A BIKINI, HOW TO GET A BOY TO LIKE YOU, LEARN 10 TIPS ON HOW TO KISS. THERE'S NOTHING THAT SAYS "SO YOU LIKE BUGS, THAT'S PRETTY COOL"--- OR "HERE, FOLLOW YOUR HOBBIES, PURSUE THEM."))
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Brothers says the Mill Mountain School would be a counter-cultural attack against the dangers facing adolescent girls.
She says it's not about taking girls away from boys-- but rather, giving girls what they need to thrive.
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((WE WOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE GIRLS AT THE CRITICAL JUNCTURE OF EARLY ADOLESCENCE WHEN SO MANY THINGS ARE DIFFICULT EMOTIONALLY FOR THEM AND REALLY STRENGTHEN THEM, AND ALLOW THEM TO BE TRUE TO THEIR INNER SELVES SO THEY WOULD BE EQUIPPED TO GO INTO HIGH SCHOOL AND REALLY PURSUE THEIR HOPES AND DREAMS.))
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******CONNIE STANDUP******
The Mill Mountain School-- a private, non-profit endeavor-- is scheduled to open in the fall of 2005. Before then, the board hopes to raise some 300-thousand dollars in donations and in-kind gifts.
Class size is expected to cap at 20 students per grade, tuition should cost about 65-hundred dollars a year.
The school would be located here in downtown Roanoke, where the city's cultural and educational opportunities would serve as an extended classroom.
Connie Stevens, News 7. ))

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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[VO] a camera in a police car catches some unusual lights in the skies over Oklahoma.
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Experts believe it was a large meteor shower that lit up the sky last night over parts of Oklahoma and Texas.
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The National Weather Service received numerous reports of a fireball in the sky around 9:30.
Some of those fireballs were captured on a dash camera in a police car in Rowlett, Texas.
After discussions with Federal Emergency Management, the weather service determined that residents probably saw meteors burning up in the atmosphere.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a million dollar horse race is coming to the Commonwealth.
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Then a little bit later, some sailors in Turkey give a seagull a leg up on survival.
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Tonight on news 7 at six, Steve Mason begins a two part series "Above the Game" which will focus on the recent troubles athletes at Virginia Tech and Virginia are experiencing. Here's a glimpse of part one.
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Lance Armstrong gave up the yellow jersey in today's 5th stage of the Tour de France, but he did survive the elements.
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It was a rough and tumble day through the rolling hills north of Paris, especially for these two.
Rain and windy conditions dominated the latter portions of the stage, but Armstrong and his US Postal Service teammtes weathered the tough conditions quite well. The Texan finished 24th and is now 6th overall, 9 minutes off the pace.

Just under three miles from the finish, the peloton crashed taking out several riders, but Australia's Stuart O'Grady avoided the mess to win the stage, the second time in his career he has done so. Thomas Voeckler is the new overall leader.
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This Saturday will be Virginia Million day at Colonial Downs in New Kent.
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Over a million dollars in purse money will be given away in one afternoon for the first time ever in Virginia horse racing history.
Some of the country's top jockeys, trainers, and three year old horses will be on hand to compete.
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Christiansburg wrestler B.J. Compton has been presented with the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award by the National High School Wrestling Hall of Fame.
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Compton became just the fourth wrestler in Group Two-A history to win four state titles back in March. He was also a four time district and regional champ. Compton was twice named to the Virginia Freestyle team. The Schultz Award is based on athletic, scholastic, and community achievement.
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Jean will be back to wrap up News 7 at five after this short break. Take care everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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Reports that retail sales dropped off last month sent the stock markets reeling today. Analysts blame June's cool weather and high gas prices for the fall. Jean Lee has more.
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Some enterprising sailors have given an injured seagull a new leg to stand on.
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The bird they call Martha was found by a yacht crew in Turkey almost three weeks ago.
Its injured leg had to be amputated to avoid gangrene.
But they were able to create an artificial leg for Martha out of a barbie doll leg and a barbie hand for a foot.
She can walk and even run on the new limb and the sailors say she seems to be enjoying her new life.
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