05/05/05

News 7 at 5



Today on News 7 at 5, a judge
responds after defense attorneys ask
him to drop the charges against singer
Michael Jackson.

ENG#=1 VO NAT


VO NAT Three years after a child's headless
body is found, authorities arrest her
mother.

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ROBIN ON CAM ROBIN ON CAM

Still hanging on to the chilly
forecast theme for another day. But
the weekend promises some changes.
Details ahead.
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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

Seventeen Virginia Tech students are
convicted on gambling charges.

ENG#=2 VO NAT


VO NAT On Healthcheck, we'll tell you why
osteoporosis is not just a problem for
older women.

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SHANNON ON CAM

Plus on Growin' It, Brent Watts says
a rose by any other name, smells just
as sweet.

News 7 at 5 is next.
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*CG 4063


*CG standup Shannon Young
syoung@wdbj7.com



*CG standup Robin Reed
rreed@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Brent Watts
bwatts@wdbj7.com
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SHAN ON CAM SHAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Jackson Michael Jackson's defense team


will soon get its turn.

The day started out with legal
motions form both sides, including a
request by the defense that the case be
dismissed.

Jennifer Donelan reports.

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*CG locator Santa Maria, CA
:01


*CG 2line Jim Moret
Legal Analyst
:39



*CG 2line Jennifer Donelan
Santa Maria, CA
:50



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OQ=News 7 < (END SOT) JACKSON DEFENSE TEAM AND HIS LAWYERS



BEGAN BY ..AGAIN.. ASKING FOR

A MISTRIAL...IT WAS DENIED.



HIS AFTER PROSECUTORS SPENT MORE THAN 2
MONTHS TRYING TO CONVINCE THE

JURY THAT KING OF POP GAVE A BOY
ALCOHOL, MOLESTED HIM AND THEN

..CONSPIRED.. TO IMPRISON THE BOY AND
HIS FAMILY TO KEEP THEM QUIET.



IN FRONT OF THE JUDGE THIS
MORNING...THE PROSECUTION WAS BACK AT

IT...THEY WANT MORE EVIDENCE ALLOWED IN
TO HELP PROVE THAT CONSPIRACY

CHARGE. BUT JACKSON'S LEGAL TEAM ASKED
THE JUDGE TO DROP ...ALL CHARGES.

BUT THEY FOCUSED ON THE CONSPIRACY
SAYING THE EVIDENCE JUST WASN'T

THERE. IF GRANTED IT WOULD BE A HUGE
BLOW TO THE PROSECUTION.






JIM MORET - LEGAL ANALYST

"IT WOULD SAY TO THE JURORS THAT THE
CHARGES BROUGHT WEREN'T VALID AND

WOULD TAINT THE REST OF THE CASE."



STANDUP - JENNIFER DONELAN

"THE REST OF THE CASE...THE BULK OF THE
CASE ARE THE CHILD MOLESTATION

CHARGES. THE PROSECUTION CALLED MORE
THAN 80 WITNESSES AS IT TRIED TO

PROVE JACKSON IS CHILD PREDATOR. BUT
NOW, WITH THE DEFENSE TAKING THE

REIGNS...WE'RE GOING TO HEAR ABOUT
MICHEAL JACKSON...THE REAL VICTIM."



TO SET THAT TONE...DEFENSE
WITNESSES...BRETT BARNES AND WADE

ROBESON...TWO MEN THE PROSECUTION
CLAIMS JACKSON MOLESTED WHEN THE THEY

WERE BOYS. THEY'RE INSIDE THE
COURTHOUSE...AND EXPECTED TO DENY
JACKSON

TOUCHED THEM INAPPRIOPRIATELY...EVER.



JIM MORET - LEGAL ANALYST

"IF EACH OF THOSE PERSONS COMES FORWARD
AND SAYS I WAS NOT MOLESTED IT

CUTS OUT THE LEGS OF THE PROSECUTION

AND HELPS JACKSON."



ALSO EXPECTED TO HELP
JACKSON...MCCAULEY CAULKIN ...HE'S ALSO
EXPECTED

TO TESTIFY HE WAS NEVER MOLESTED BY
JACKSON AS THE PROSECUTION ALLEGED.

JDO, CBS NEWS, SM, CALI>>
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SHAN ON CAM SHAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None An Oklahoma woman is now charged


in the death of her daughter who's
decapitated body was found in spring
2001.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT :25



VO-NAT The girl, nick-named "Precious


Doe" by investigators is now known to
be Erica Michelle Maria Green.

She was almost four years old
when she died.

Police received thousands of
tips, but could not determine her
identity until a recent tip came in
from Oklahoma.

A man said he believed he was
related to the child and believed her
mother was involved in the crime.


Michelle Johnson of Muskogee,
Oklahoma, is now charged with felony
murder.

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None A Campbell County boy is recovering


from burns suffered in an accidental
fire near his home last night.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT :12
VO-NAT




*CG locator Campbell Co.

Police say it happened at 125
Gibson Road near Altavista around seven
o'clock.

10-year-old Jakob Lewis and a
friend had started a fire in the yard
when it apparently got out of control.

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*CG 2line Invest. L.T. Guthrie
Campbell Co. Sheriff's Dept. 14:32:59 INVEST. L.T. GUTHRIE/CAMPBELL
CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THEY WERE BURNING
SOME DEBRIS IN THE YARD, IT'S MY
UNDERSTANDING, JUST A SMALL FIRE, AND I

GUESS THEY GOT THE GAS TO TRY AND
ACCELERATE THE FIRE AND IT CAME BACK ON
THE VICTIM.

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Lewis was flown to the U-V-A
Medical Center burn unit where he's
listed in fair condition.

Authorities say they still need to
talk to him to confirm that the
incident was accidental.

They say they'll likely will
contact the county's Social Services to
conduct an investigation.

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None More convictions today


surrounding illegal poker games in
Blacksburg

A judge found another 17 Virginia
Tech students guilty for their
involvement.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT





*CG locator Blacksburg
March VIDEO OF THE APARTMENT :07

Blacksburg Police conducted a
sting operation on an apartment at
Terrace View last month.

VIDEO OF EDWIN PARK (guy sitting): 11+
pad

Police say that's where Edwin
Park organized illegal Texas Hold em
Poker games several times a week.

They were illegal because the
house took a cut.

Park is still awaiting his day in
court.

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ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

Today a judge sentenced 12
players to 50 hours of community
service and one year of probation.

Five others were given 400 dollar
fines for dealing the cards.
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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

British Prime Minister Tony Blair
should find out soon if he gets to keep
his job.

We'll have the latest after the
break.

ENG#=APRISA VO-NAT



VO-NAT Plus authorities in New York want to


know who set off two explosions outside
the British consulate.

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MINI-OPEN SHAN ON CAM
SHAN ON CAM The mayor of New York says the
GRAPHIC=Explosion city has no idea who's behind two


explosions that hit a Manhattan
building this morning.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT :25
VO-NAT




*CG locator New York City

No one was injured and the
building, which housed the British
Consulate, was only slightly damaged.

Police say the explosive devices
were "novelty grenades" that

had been filled with gunpowder and may
have been lit by a fuse.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says
officials are reviewing building
surveillance cameras and are asking
people who see anything suspicious to
call them.

Other foreign diplomatic sites in
the city were searched for explosives.

None were found.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Sedgefield, North England

Investigators won't speculate as
to whether the explosions have anything
to do with today's elections in Great
Britian.

Prime Minister Tony Blair cast
his ballot with his wife and two
children by his side.

Meanwhile, the leader of
Britian's third largest political
party, the Liberal Democrats, went to
another polling station.

The Liberal Democrats are the
only major party to oppose the war in
Iraq.

Many voters say the war was *not*
one of the main issues to influence
their decision.

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Healthcheck Osteoporosis is called a silent


disease because there are no symptoms
until it's in the advanced stages.

That's concerning because
osteoporosis can affect anyone.
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Healthcheck Banner TWO SHOT SHANNON/JOY

ROLL HEALTHCHECK BANNER

Joy Sutton joins us to explain in this
Health Check 7 Report--

Shannon while osteoporosis typically
affects women -- men can get it as
well.
JOY FULL JOY FULL *CG standup Joy Sutton
jsutton@wdbj7.com The disease was the focus at
Carilion's Women Health University
today -and the expert was out to dispel
some myths.


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*CG file File Tape
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*CG 2line Dr. Donnica Moore
Women's Health Expert
:16



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This is the image that many of us
picture when we think of osteoporosis
-an older women hunched over -- but
anyone can have this bone thinning
disease and not even realize it. But
knowing if you have it or if you're at
increased risk can be life-saving.

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@12:56

OSTEOPOROSIS IS A PROGRESSIVE
DEBILITATING BONE DISEASE. MOST PEOPLE
DON'T REALIZE IT CAUSES FATALITIES
THERE IS ONE OSTEO FRACTURE EVEN 20
SECONDS AND FOR WOMEN HAVE HIP
FRACTURES ONE IF IN FIVE OF THEM WILL
DIE WITHIN ONE YEAR 10 HIP FRACTURES
CAUSE MORE DEATHS IN THE U.S THAN CAR
ACCIDENTS

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A bone density test can determine if
you have this disease. Dr. Donnica
(Done-uh-cuh) Moore says women should

talk their doctor about getting their
first test if they are between the ages
of 45 to 55. The first five years after
menopause is typically when most bone
loss occurs.

But Moore stresses you're never too
young to talk prevention.

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@14:21

THE BEST THING MENOPAUSAL CAN DO WITH
THEIR CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS IS SLIP THEM
IN THE DIET COKES OF THEIR TEENAGE
DAUGHTER BUT WHAT REALLY MEAN MOTHER'S
MAKE SURE YOUR KIDS ARE DRINKING MILK,
MAKE SURE THEY'RE HAVING DAIRY PRODUCTS
34 AND IF THEY'RE NOT TALK TO THEIR
DOCTORS ABOUT WHAT KIND OF CALCIUM
SUPPLEMENTS THEY SHOULD BE GETTING

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JOY FULL JOY FULL

There are other ways to prevent
osteoporosis including exercising,
getting enough calcium in your diet,
not smoking, and avoiding too much
alcohol. While there is no cure for
osteoporosis it can be treated.

For more information, you can find a
link to Dr. Moore's web site on our web
page at wdbj7.com.

TWO SHOT SHANNO/JOY TWO SHOT SHANNON/JOY

Shannon,
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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None A old scam is resurfacing in our


area. Anyone who has ever had an email
account has probably received a message
saying they could collect millions of
dollars by helping Nigerian officials
transfer funds out of their country.

As Steve Pardon tells us, this scam
has been around for years because
people still fall for it.

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

Coming up, Robin Reed will have a
sneak peak at the weekend forecast, and
Brent Watts finds some celebrities in a

most unusual place.

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Growin It They come in a variety of


species, colors and even fragrances. On
this week's Growin It, Brent Watts
takes us to a Salem greenhouse where
"everything's coming up roses."



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*CG standup Brent Watts

bwatts@wdbj7.com
:00


*CG 2line Bruce Feldberg
Riverside Nursery
:18


*CG locator Salem
:30

















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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

Coming up today following Sports,
some drivers are getting a charge out
of their new cars.

ENG#=APRISA VO-NAT



VO-NAT But first, a Roanoke native tells the



University of Richmond basketball team
thanks, but no thanks.

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ANCHOR ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=BAM Good afternoon everybody and


welcome to the Thursday ticker.

The University of Richmond lost
one Fleming grad yesterday when
assistant basketball coach Ramon
Williams announced that he was headed
to DePaul.

Today - the Spiders lost another
Colonel when Roanoke native Steve
Robinson


ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Chapel Hill, NC
2004 told the University that he is :00 staying in Chapel Hill instead of
returning to the head coaching ranks
with UR.

Robinson was courted heavily by
the Spiders, and several sources told
us that the job was his for the taking.

Family may have been the
determining factor. He and his wife
have a 10th grader, 8th grader and a
6th grader, who have made two major
cross country moves in the past three
years.

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MIKE ON CAMERA MIKE ON CAMERA

Richmond has scheduled a
newsconference for tomorrow to announce
the next head coach.
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ANCHOR ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=BAM Yet another ACC performer is


ready tomake the leap to the NBA or at

least think about doing just that.

Georgia Tech's Jarrett Jack held
a newsconference this afternoon

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Atlanta, GA
:00 to tell folks that he's basically
torn on what to do. The 6-foot-3 inch
Jack was the top scorer on a team that
reached the second round of the NCAA
Tournament. He is not securing an agent
at this point - so the option is still
open for him to come back to college.
Just in his own conference he has
competition problems. Already Chris
Paul and Raymond Felton have announced
they are turning pro.

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ANCHOR ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Earlier this spring the Carolina


Panthers suffered a terrible loss when
Sam Mills, one of their most loved
coaches and former players, passed away
at the age of 45 after a battle with
intestinal cancer.


This afternoon the team received
a nother blow as it found out that Mark
Fields

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG file NFL
:00 the team's all-pro linebacker
will miss the 2005 season after a
recurrence of Hodgkin's disease.

Fields missed the 2003 season
while he battled the disease, but

returned last year to earn a trip to
the Pro Bowl. He declined to

sign Carolina's offer of a contract
extension in March, saying he

wanted to wait until after an annual
medical checkup.

(END VO) (END VO)



MIKE ON CAMERA

His agent says doctors discovered
during tests this week

that the Hodgkin's disease had returned
and is in its early stages.
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=BAM Despite that bit of news, there is



some excitement in Charlotte. First
round play at the Wachovia Championship
at the Quail Hollow Country Club is
underway.

ENG#= VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Charlotte, NC

Several of the big Tour names are
on hand for the third annual event,
including Tiger Woods, who is playing
for the first time since winning the
Masters last month.

The world's top player is one of 8
in the top ten to play in the Queen
City this week.

Coming up tonight on New 7 at at
six, Travis Wells checks in from
Charlotte with Tiger and Phil
Mickelson.

(END VO) (END VO)



(ANCHOR ON CAM)

Plus, big news for you volleyball
fans at the top of the hour.

Have a safe night eveyrbody.

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GRAPHIC=None According to broadcast exit polls,


British Prime Minister Tony Blair has
won a third term in office with a
sharply reduced 66-seat majority in
Parliament.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Polls have just closed in Britain,


where the vote-counting has begun.

A third term would be a triumph for
Blair, whose campaign for

re-election was dominated by a furious
debate about his credibility

in the wake of the Iraq war

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE It was a junky day today for some top
ENG#=1 car makers... which was bad news for


Wall Street.

Alexis Christoforous explains in
today's Moneywatch report.


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*CG 2line Alexis Christoforous
CBS Money Watch
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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None With gas prices at record highs,


more people are buying hybrid cars.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT :21
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*CG locator Roanoke

Dealers in Roanoke say they' re

having a hard time keeping them on the
lot.

By the year 2007, consumer will
about 20 different options to choose
from.

Those buying hybrid cars want to
save the environment AND save money on
fuel costs.

But economists say it may take
some time to see a return on your
investment.

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*CG 2line Dr. Kim Kahn
Wahington & Lee, Professor JIM KAHN 10:57 "IF YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT
A TYPICAL HYBRID CAR MAYBE IMPROVING
YOUR GAS MILEAGE BY 20 TO 25 MILES PER
GALLON, THEN YOU'LL HAVE A PAYBACK IN A
LITTLE MORE THAN A YEAR."11:07

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Tonight on News 7 at 6, you'll
hear more about the pros and cons of
hybrid cars.

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SHANNON ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Crowds of a people from a variety


of faiths gathered throughout the U-S
today to observe the Nation's Day of
Prayer.

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*CG locator Roanoke

Roanoke was no exception.

The theme for this years event
was "God Shed His Grace on Thee".

Church leaders from several
denominations performed hymns and led
the crowd in prayers for U-S soldiers,
government leaders, and the youth of
the world.

Mayor Nelson Harris read
Virginia's Proclamation recognizing
this year's National Day of Prayer.

The first day of prayer was
observed in 17-75 by members of the
Continental Congress.

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