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Today on News 7 at 5, the jury reaches a verdict in the Scott Peterson trial. We'll have the latest in a live report.
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Also the weather has led to several changes in tonight's high school football schedule.
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The heavier rain is now pulling out with a gradual clearing trend in the weekend forecast. Details ahead.

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Craig County's school board is accusing Supervisors of trying to illegally manipulate the division.
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On Health Check, some patients will have to find new doctors now that Lewis Gale Clinic is closing two of its offices.


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Plus it's a big day for Roanoke's Red Cross. Brent Watts will tell us all about it. News 7 at 5 is next.


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Scott Peterson is guilty of killing his wife, Laci and their unborn son. Just an hour ago, a California jury announced two convictions - first degree murder for Laci's death, second degree murder for baby Conner's. The decision means Peterson will face life in prison or the death penalty
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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young. Jurors announced their decision today, more than five months after the trial started. The panel got the case last week but has had to restart deliberations twice after alternate jurors were brought in. Then, Wednesday, they lost their foreman. The prosecution contended Peterson simply didn't want to be married anymore and had his then-girlfriend testify. The defense has said all along that someone else committed the crime. All parties will be back in court later this month for the penalty phase of the trial. Teri Okita is live in Redwood City with more.
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((THE VERDICT CAME QUICKER THAN EXPECTED. SCOTT PETERSON, GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE, LACI, AND GUILTY OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER OF THEIR UNBORN SON CONNOR.
TRACK: THE VERDICT WAS JUSTICE FOR LACI PETERSONS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
TRACK: IN DELIBERATIONS, JURORS WADED THROUGH FIVE LONG MONTHS OF TESTIMONY FROM NEARLY 200 WITNESSES. COURT WATCHERS KNEW JURORS HAD A DIFFICULT DECISION ON THEIR HANDS.

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TRACK: PROSECUTORS ARGUED PETERSON HAD A PLAN TO STRANGLE OR SUFFOCATE LACI THEN DUMP HER PREGNANT BODY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY. THEY PAINTED HIM AS A PHILANDERING HUSBAND WHO WANTED FREEDOM FROM FAMILY LIFE AND PLAYED AUDIOTAPES BETWEEN PETERSON AND HIS MISTRESS, AMBER FREY.

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TRACK: THE DEFENSE READILY ADMITTED THEIR CLIENT WAS A LIAR AND A CHEATING HUSBAND BUT SAID PETERSONS UNLIKEABILITY WASNT ENOUGH TO CONVICT. WITH NO MURDER WEAPON, NO OFFICIAL CAUSE OF DEATH, AND NO CRIME SCENE, DEFENSE ATTORNEYS SAID THE PROSECUTIONS ENTIRE CASE WAS CIRCUMSTANTIAL

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: IN THE END, CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE TRUMPED REASONABLE DOUBT AND SCOTT PETERSON MAY GET THE DEATH PENALTY OR SPEND LIFE IN PRISON, WITHOUT PAROLE. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA.))

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Money problems in Craig County haveyet to be resolved. Last week the county administrator withheld 530-thousand dollars in school funding from the school board because board representatives were not present at the last supervisors' meeting.
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Today, the school board accused supervisors of trying to illegally exert control over the division by holding their money hostage. School board members say the company that provides the county schools with food is now requiring a cash on delivery payment because they were unable to pay the bill on time. Teachers are also being affected. A past president of the Education Association says teachers were told they WILL receive their paychecks at the end of the month.
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The next supervisors meeting will be held Tuesday. Members of the Craig County Board of Supervisors were unavailable for comment.

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Not enough patients --that's why Lewis-Gale Clinic says it's closing two of it's satelllite offices.
After December 31st, the locations at Back Creek and Rocky Mount will no longer offer primary care.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with the details.
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Shannon --
Lewis-Gale Clinic says its staff will work closely with patients to make sure they are transferred to another location.
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But if they want to stay in the Lewis-Gale Clinic Network, the closest facility for Rocky Mount patients is about 20 minutes away, and for Back Creek patients travel time will be at least 10 minutes.
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It was just enough time for Corvada Cannaday to get attached to her doctor.
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The news didn't setle well with a patient at the Back Creek office either.
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Lewis-Gale Clinic says the patient load at these two locations couldn't support their operations.
A statement the C-E-O says quote " we don't have a foundation or endowment that can help support services that are not financially viable. This is an unfortunate situation, but we had to make a financially responsible decision."
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Lewis-Gale Clinic officials say they have no plans to close any other offices. They're still trying to grow the organization.
The Clinic is planning to open an new nephrology and dialysis center next summer and it is actively recruiting new physicians.
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Shannon -- As far as the financial state of the clinic -- officials says this is the best year in the last decade.

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Our WDBJ7 Internet site has a new look.
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You can now use your computer to watch many of the stories that appear on News 7 newscasts, ranging from the major news stories to many features that appear in our morning and 5 o'clock newscasts. Please note that if you have bookmarked any of our pages, like school closings, you will have to reset those bookmarks.
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But our web address remains the same. It's still WDBJ7-dot-com.
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Still to come the newscast, a teenager's gift of life leads to a new friendship.
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Also Yasser Arafat's funeral turns into a chaotic public spectacle.
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His funeral was just the way Yasser Arafat would have wanted it.
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A huge crowd of Palestinians surged around the helicopter that took the Palestinian leaders remains to his compound after his funeral in Egypt. The scene prompted a change in plans. There was supposed to be a stately ceremony, with Palestinian officials filing past the coffin. Instead, Arafat was quickly laid to rest. Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi (HAH'-nahn ash-ROW'-ee) tells the Associated Press that Arafat would have wanted to see the kind of emotional outpouring that accompanied the arrival of his coffin and burial. She said the "people reclaimed him."
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People are starting to talk about the fate of the old Blacksburg Middle School again.
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Two different developers are now interested in the land. One is looking at building a large scale shopping mall, the other... luxury housing. Montgomery County owns the land, but Blacksburg controls the zoning. The two boards have met in closed meetings the last few months to hear about the proposals.
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((PAUL LANCASTER: NOTHING HAS BEEN DECIDED. WHAT WE DID IS WE RECEIVED A PRESENTATION THAT THEY WERE INTERESTED IN LOOKING AT THIS TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT. HAD WE TOLD THEM TO BUZZ OFF WE DON'T WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.. THAT WOULD HAVE ENDED ALL DISCUSSION OF THAT PARTICULAR GOAL OR ASPECT OF WHAT MIGHT BE THE FUTURE OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL))
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Lancaster says if anything, the ideas have opened the door to more discussion in the community about what should be done with the old school.
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It's been more than two years since a Lynchburg man lost his teenage daughter and while he'd do anything to have her back - her death is breathing life into a new friendship.
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Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer Wishon joins us to explain. Shannon, when 14- year- old Korinne Shroyer died in an accident her parents decided to donate her organs.
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About a year ago the couple met the man who received her lungs. Tomorrow Korrine's dad will run a marathon with him here in Richmond. ((ROLLCUE:...marathon with him here in Richmond...))

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((KEVIN SHROYER: WHEN HE TOOK THOSE FIRST DEEP BREATHS THAT HE TOOK AND WHEN HE'D SPEAK I HAD TO REALIZE HE'S ABLE TO DO THAT BECAUSE OF MY DAUGHTER'S LUNGS AND THAT WAS PROBABLY THE MOST EMOTIONAL PART OF THAT MEETING.)) [RUNS11]
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((LEN GEIGER: IT WAS THREE HOURS LONG AND BY THE END OF IT WE WERE COMPLETELY OUT OF TEARS - WE HAD BEEN RUNG THROUGH THE RINGER.)) [RUNS11]
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Something Len Geiger is used to. Ten years ago he was diagnosed with genetic emphysema. Then two months after he received his new lungs he was back in the hospital after a bad wreck on a mountain bike. Doctors told him he'd never walk again - let alone compete in a marathon - but neither Geiger nor Shroyer are running to win.
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((KEVIN SHROYER: I'M JUST MORE INTERESTED IN PULLING HIM ACROSS AND COACHING HIM AND MAKING SURE HE DOES OKAY.)) [RUNS07]
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The two say they're running in Korrine Shroyer's memory. If you'd like to learn more about being an organ donor just log onto our website at wdbj7-dot-com and click on "websites in the news."
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Shannon, Geiger now works for a pharmaceutical company that has developed a product for his type of lung disease.

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Up next on the newscast, Getting the gift of life to those in need just got easier, thanks to a new addition at the American Red Cross...

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The American Red Cross in Roanoke is holding a ribbon-cutting this afternoon that's been months in the making.
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Brent Watts joins us from the newly-renovated laboratory that was supposed to be opened months ago. Brent, what caused the delay?
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Coming up next Mike Stevens will have the latest changes to tonight's high school football schedule.
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Then after sports, the Virginia Lottery has a local man running with a little more horsepower.
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The rain in the area has forced some of tonight's high school football games to be postponed. However, most are right on schedule. Here's a look at the updated schedule for this final night of the regular season with the home teams listed on the bottom of each matchup. [ROLL]
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[Super=64-Franklin Co./Sat./E.C. Glass/7:00/George Washington/7:30/Halifax Co./p.m./Fort Defiance/7:30/R.E. Lee/p.m.;]



[Super=64-William Byrd/Sat./William Fleming/7:30/Northside/7:30/Lord Botetourt/p.m./Gretna/Sat./Appomattox/2:00;]



[Super=64-Buckingham Co./Sat./William Campbell/2pm/Christiansburg/7:30/Blacksburg/p.m./Cave Spring/7:30/Hidden Valley/p

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[Super=64-Salem/7:30/Pulaski Co./p.m./Heritage /7:30/Amherst Co./p.m./Brookville/7:30/Rustburg/p.m.;]



[Super=64-Jefferson Forest/Sat./Courtland/1:30/Staunton River/7:30/Liberty/p.m./Tunstall/7:00/Magna Vista/p.m.;]



[Super=64-Martinsville/7:00/Patrick Co./p.m./Altavista/Mon./Chatham/7pm/Page Co./7:30/Riverheads/p.m.;]



[Super=64-John Battle/7:30/George Wythe/p.m./Northwood/7:30/P.H. Glade Spring/p.m./Bland Co./7:30/Grayson Co./p.m.;]



[Super=64-Narrows/7:30/Fort Chiswell/p.m./Galax/7:30/Pocahontas/p.m./Bath Co./7:30/James River/p.m.;]



[Super=64-Craig Co./7:30/Covington/p.m./Wilson Memorial/Sat./Parry McCluer/1:00/Auburn/7:30/E. Montgomery/p.m.;]



[Super=64-Radford/7:30/Floyd Co./p.m./Glenvar/7:30/Giles Co./p.m./Dan River/Mon./Bassett/7:00;]



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Miami and Virginia meet for the second time in their young series tomorrow at 3:30 at Scott Stadium.
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The Hurricanes are coming off two straight losses and have not lost three in a row since 1997, but panic is not a word used often for a school that has won five national championships.
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The Nextel Cup cars are finally back in the south - and apparently races are so infrequent in this part of the country anymore that someone forgot to tell mother nature.
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This is what the track has looked like at Darlington most of the day. They were able to dry it at one point, but the rain returned quickly. As a result they will start based on owner points with the top 10 drivers in the Chase for the championship at the top.
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Coming up tonight at six, we'll get you set for tomorrow's JMU-William & Mary clash plus Salem's Dennis Haley talks ab

out playing his final game in Scott Stadium against Miami. Have a safe night everybody.[5Marketwatch]


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On Wall Street today, the stock markets finished the week on the rise. As Marcella Palmer tells us, it was up for the third week in a row.
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A Covington man drove away in a Mustang Convertible today.
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Dennis Vess is the latest winner in the Virginia Lottery's Rag Top Riches game. He was on his way to work Halloween night when he pulled into the One-Stop Mart on 220 at route 60 in Clifton Forge. He scratched the ticket, realized it was a winner, but never mentioned it to anyone when he got to work that night.
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((JUST THANK THE LORD WE'RE ALL HERE. YOU COULDN'T GET MORE BLESSED THAN THIS, I'D HAVE NEVER DREAMED IT. I'D HAVE NEVER DREAMED IT.))
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Vess is the sixth Mustang winner in the game, so far. That means there are four more left.
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