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Today on News 7 at 5, leaders of the N-A-A-C-P says there are problems with the delivery of the state's absentee ballots.
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Also a medical witness testifies Scott Peterson could not have killed his wife Laci.
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Clouds continue to hang tough and patchy dense fog will likely form this evening. More on the forecast coming up.


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The local demand for flu shots continues to have people standing in line for hours.
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On Healthcheck, we'll tell you why one healthcare provider says a little pressure can be good for you.
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Plus Brent Watts will take us to a factory that is trying to scare up a little business. News 7 at 5 is next.

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Who killed Laci Peterson? The defense claims it *couldn't* have been her husband, Scott.
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The defense team in the Scott Peterson trial is attacking the prosecution point by point. They're fighting to prove that Peterson did not kill his wife Laci and their unborn son. Manuel Gallegus reports from Redwood City, California.
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((IT S PERHAPS THE BIGGEST REASONABLE DOUBT BOMBSHELL FACING JURORS IN THE SCOTT PETERSON MURDER TRIAL. ON THE WITNESS STAND, AN OB-GYN DOCTORA WITNESS HIRED BY THE DEFENSE. DOCTOR CHARLES MARCH TESTIFIED THAT BASED ON LACI PETERSON S PREGNANCY DETAILS, AND HISTORY AND GIVEN THE SIZE OF HER FETUS CONNER S REMAINS THE BABY COULD NOT HAVE DIED BEFORE DECEMBER 29TH AND THEREFORE THERE S NO WAY SCOTT COULD BE THE KILLER.

-SOT-CHUCK SMITH, LAWYER, COURT OBSERVER

from the data there is -scott could not have done it
A PROSECUTION EXPERT HAS ALREADY TESTIFIED THAT CONNER DIED DECEMBER 23RD 0R 24TH TWO CREDIBLE WITNESSES, TWO DIFFERENT THEORIES FOR THE JURORS TO BELIEVE.
AND IT S ALL DIFFICULT FOR THE FAMILIES.

-SOT-JANIE PETERSON, SCOTT S SISTER-IN-LAW

it s not fun hearing about the detailsbut it proves that scott s innocent.
LITTLE BY LITTLE DEFENSE ATTORNEY MARK GARAGOS IS TRYING WHITLE AWAY AT THE PROSECUTION CASE.
ANOTHER TIDBIT OF DOUBT FOR THE JURORS THAT A SHERIFF S DEPARTMENT DOG NEVER PICKED UP LACI S SCENT AT THE BERKELEY MARINA WHERE SCOTT HAD TAKEN HIS BOAT. VOLUNTEER DOG ANDLER RON SEITZ SAID HIS DOG DIDN T SMELL ANYTHING THERE. BUT JURORS HAD ALREADY HEARD FROM A PROSECUTION WITNESS WHOSE DOG DID PICK UP LACI S SCENT AT THE MARINA AND ALONG A BOAT LAUNCH.
-STAND-UP-MANUEL GALLEGUS, REDWOOD CITY OF COURSE IT S IMPOSSIBLE TO KNOW WHAT THE JURORS MAY THINK OF THE CASE SO FARBUT YESTERDAY AS PROSECUTORS TEDIOUSLY CROSS-EXAMINED THE DEFENSE DOG EXPERTONE JUROR FURROWED HER BROW AND SHOOK HER HEAD
THEY MAY BE A LITTLE TIREDAFTER HEARING FROM SOME 18O WITNESSES THE JUDGE HAS PROMISED THEM THAT THE WITNESS TESTIMONY WILL END NEXT WEEK. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS REDWOOD CITY.))

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Two flu shot clinics in the New River Valley ran out of shots hours after opening.
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Hundreds tried to get in line at the Krogers in Radford and Christiansburg this morning. Each store only had 120 shots to give out. Both stores were expecting a crowd and even had chairs for everyone. Those who got to the store early say they expected a long line, didn't really mind the wait and were thrilled to get the shot.
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((ALLANA CROWDER: 6:18:00 I NEED THE SHOT... I DEFINITELY NEED IT :21 AND ARE YOU GLAD TO GET IT IS.. OH YES.:24 I CALLED DIFFERENT PLACES TRYING TO GET IT. I CALLED DOCTOR'S OFFICE. VA HOSPITAL.. THEY JUST DIDN'T HAVE IT.))
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People began arriving at the Kroger in Radford around 4:00 this morning. They showed up at the Christiansburg store at 7:00 in the morning even though the clinic didn't start until 3:00 in the afternoon.
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If you missed out on a flu shot today and you want one.... there'll be two more clinics tomorrow. We'll have all the details on news 7 at 6:00.

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Some people are voicing their concerns over the directions for casting absentee votes.
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The NAACP says the directions are misleading. They say some voters believe they have to send their ballot in through a commercial mail carrier as opposed to the U-S Postal Service.
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((KING KHALFANI: IF PEOPLE HAVE USED ABSENTEE BALLOTS BEFORE THEY'RE PROBABLY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT IT, BUT WITH THERE BEING SO MANY FIRST TIME VOTERS WE DON'T WANT ANYTHING TO INHIBIT THEIR VOTE TO COUNT.))
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Absentee ballots CAN be mailed through the U-S Postal Service. Khalfani worries some absentee voters won't cast their vote if they believe they have to spend more in postage. Officials with the State Board of Elections say they'll consider rewording the directions when they're reprinted in 2005.
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So far more than 150- thousand Virginians have applied to vote absentee in the upcoming election. Voters have one more week to request an absentee ballot. [TAKE WEBADDRESS FULL] That form can be downloaded from the state board of elections home page. We've added a link to our page at WDBJ7.com. Just click on "websites in the news."

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A reminder that WDBJ7 will present the only televised debate for the 9th Congressional District tomorrow night. Your're invited to submit questions you'd like us to ask the candidates.
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[TAKE DEBATE PROMO TOMORROW PAGE E637] The one-hour debate begins at 7 o'clock, and it will include some of the viewer questions submitted on-line.
To pose a question, log onto our home page at w-d-b-j-7-dot-com.
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63 people are dead and more than two dozen missing after a typhoon ripped across Japan.
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Typhoon Tokage (toh-kah-gay) is the country's most deadly storm in more than a decade. Flash flooding washed away entire hillsides leaving rescuers to dig through mud and debris around the clock in search of survivors. One resident of a small Japanese island says his mother was buried alive and that they had "no time to escape.'' Authorities said the storm's death toll was the highest since 1988. More than 23-thousand homes were flooded, hundreds were ripped apart, and 13-thousand people are in shelters.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a Virginia man is sentenced for his role in the abuse of Iraqi prisoners.
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Plus we'll tell you why it has already been a rough fall for Cuban President Fidel Castro.
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An Army reservist from Buckingham will spend eight years in prison for abusing inmates at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.
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Staff Sergeant Ivan Frederick was sentenced today. He is the highest ranking officer charged in the Iraqi abuse scandal.
Yesterday, Frederick pled guilty to eight counts of abusing and humiliating the prisoners. Officials also ordered a reduction in rank, forfeiture of pay and a dishonorable discharge.
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Cuban president Fidel Castro suffered a broken knee and a hairline fracture after falling last night.
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Castro was stepping off a stage after speaking at a graduation ceremony.
The 78 year old leader recovered quickly from the fall. Less than a minute afterwards, he was back on his feet and speaking live on television.
He told viewers he was fine and all in one piece.
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More than six-million people are classified by the U.S. Department of Labor as the "working poor."
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Those are people who work, but whose incomes are below the poverty line. The Carpenter's Foundation is trying to help these folks locally. Every Wednesday night it distributes boxes of food and clothing to those who need it.
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((MELISSA STONE/RECEIVING AID: HONESTLY, WE COME DOWN TO A DECISION- AM I GOIGN TO PAY MY RENT OR AM I GOING TO FEED MY CHILDREN. HONESTLY COMES DOWN TO THAT DECISION A LOT OF TIMES.))
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((BUNNI NICHOLS-YOUNG/RECEIVING AID: THERE ARE SOMETIMES WHEN YOU HAVE TO ROB PETER TO PAY PAUL WHEN IT COMES TO THE BILLS. I'M GOING TO PAY THIS ONE THIS MONTH AND LET THIS ONE SLIDE.))
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[TAKE APRISA FULL] The group-which does not receive any state or county aid- will host an auction to raise money Saturday morning in Troutville. Doors open at nine o'clock and the auction begins at ten.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at six... we'll tell you how much the need has increased in the Valley.

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In health check tonight--
The pain of multiple scleroris has driven a local woman to try an alternative treatment approach.
She's undergoing oxygen therapy several times a week inside a hyperbaric chamber.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Shannon--
Hyperbariac chambers have been used by years for doctors --but only for certain uses --such as wound healing and carbon monoxide poisioing
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But a local chiropractor is making his available to the public for alternative uses not typically used by hospitals for treatment of conditions such as ms, fibromylagia, lupus,stroke and even for athletes who want to improve their performance.
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Vicki Hammack lives with constant pain and other symptoms from multiple sclerosis. She thought medications were here only option --but she now believes she may have found a new source of relief.
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The hyperbaric chamber works by putting pressure on the body --which turns forces more oxygen into the tissues of the body.
Chiropractor Mark Schueler says it can be used to treat a variety of chronic disease and condtions.
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Schueler uses a mild hyperbariac chamber, which produces less pressure than ones you might find at hospitals.
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((WE OFFER HOPE TO ANY WAY THAT WE CAN THAT'S BASED ON RESEARCH. THIS IS BASED ON A LOT OF RESEARCH. WE DON'T PROMISE MIRACLES BUT WE DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO BRING MIRACLES )) [RUNS15]
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Hammack has only had five treatment so far -- Dr. Shueler says she may need 20 or more to notice a long term difference.
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The average cost for one session is about 65 dollars.
Roanoke Valley Chiropractic and Clinical Nutrution Center will be having an open house for the hyperbariac chamber on October 30th.
Lewis-Gale Medical Center also has one. Patients must have a referral from a doctor to use it.
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Shannon, Michael Jackson uses --and Lance Armstrong

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Up next on the newscast, Brent Watts is scared STIFF over a haunted house opening tonight in Downtown Roanoke,
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You don't have to wait until Halloween to get a good scare. For seven dollars, a trip to the "Fear Factory" will provide a night of fright, and help the Roanoke Jaycees at the same time. Brent Watts has details.
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Coming up next in Sports, the Martinsville Speedway makes sure no one will have a sinking feeling in this year's race.
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Also U-S gymnast Paul Hamm learns if he will be allowed to keep the gold medal he was awarded in Athens.
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Good afternoon everybody - is has been a good day altogether for the Red Sox nation. Last night's 10-to-3 drubbing of the Yankees put the Sox in the series for the first time since 1986. This afternoon manager Terry Francona was asked if the Sox might be spent after their four game comeback.
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The Astros and Cards will settle the national league side tonight in their own game seven.

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A busy Subway 500 weekend is just around the corner, and no one is happier to see the changes to the track at the Martinsville Speedway than Jeff Gordon. The pothole that developed in the spring race, likely cost Gordon a victory. Travis Wells has more on what type of racing we might see on Sunday.
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((Travis: More than half of the Nextel Cup contenders tested here at the Martinsville Speedway in preparation for the Subway 500 to get a grip on the track's new surface, and to find out what impact it might have on the racing.
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One thing is certain with the new asphalt and concrete. Tony Stewart's track record of 19.85 seconds at 95.37 miles an hour will be in serious jeopardy when time trials get underway Friday just after 3. Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

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Olympic gymnast Paul Hamm will keep his gold medal.
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The world's highest sports court today sided with Hamm by rejecting an appeal froma South Korean competitor.
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The Olympic drama began two days after Hamm made history as the first American to win the men's all-around gymnastics gold. A South Korean claimed he was the true champ but that the judges had made a scoring error that cost him the medal. The court of arbitration said he should have spoken up during the competition not after. Hamm happy with the ruling.
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((PAULHAMM/OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST: I FEEL LIKE I'VE WON IT THREE TIMES... SOUGHT AFTER MEDAL EVER.))
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The fight over the gold medal overshadowed one of the greatest comebacks in olympic gymnastic history. After falling during a vault, Hamm rebounded... jumping from 12th place to first with a spectacular finish.
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