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Next on News 7-
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Will one of the men charged in the decapitation and burning of a Grayson man- remain behind bars?
A college student is dead several others treated after a fraternity party-
And a smelly problem in South Boston-
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Wx-Heads
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How about a repeat of Tuesday's Weather on Wednesday. That's our forecast story in a few minutes.

medical-heads


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Banking the blood from your baby's umbilical cord.
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We'll tell you about the latest uses for this life-saving substance, on Health Check.
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((IN VIEW OF ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES INVOLVED THE COURT WILL DENY BOND IN THIS HEARING. ))
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One of the two men charged in connection, with the murder, decapitation and burning of a Grayson County man will remain behind bars.
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5-GRAYSON-MURDER


ANCHOR=Jean
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The judge made that ruling this morning after listening to testimony from defendant Emmett Cressell and his mother.
DOUBLE BOXES Jean/TERESA


Teresa Hamilton was in the courtroom and joins us now from our Blacksburg Newsroom.
ANCHOR=teresa
Jean, Cressell told the judgeSUPER=@TERESA1;
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he wouldn't leave the area, but that apparently wasn't enough to sway Judge Danny Byrd.
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(( Former Roanoke County Prosecutor Mark Claytor says his client is not a risk to the community-- that Emmett Cressell, Junior has siblings living in Virginia and would NOT risk his family's farm.
But Claytor's arguments weren't enough.
It turns out Cressell was already "free on bond" from a malicious wounding charge at the time Garnett "GP" Johnson was doused with gasoline, burned and decapitated at a drinking party in Elk Creek.
The prior charge was apparently connected to a fist fight over money.
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((MARK CLAYTOR/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY:ANYTIME ANYONE COMMITS A FELONY WHEN HE'S OUT ON BOND FOR ANOTHER FELONY, THE DEFENSE SOMEWHAT HAS THE UPHILL ROAD TO TRY TO GET BOND ESTABLISHED, WE THOUGHT, THAT GIVEN THE UNUSUAL SETS OF CIRCUMSTANCES, IN BOTH OF THESE CASES, THE JUDGE WOULD GRANT HIM A REASONABLE BOND BUT OBVIOUSLY THE JUDGE DIDN'T SO WE NOTED OUR APPEAL. ))
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Cressell was the first to report Johnson's murder to authorities-- something
Claytor brought out in court,double boxes Jean/Teresa

but again, it wasn't enough to sway the judge.
ANCHOR=Jean
(Were any of the victim's family members in the courtroom?)


5-Stanley


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A Franklin County moonshiner charged with shooting his son will serve a shorter sentence than expected.
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William "Dee" Stanley pleaded guilty to a lesser offense in order to have the malicious wounding charge thrown out.
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Scott Stanley was shot in the stomach in February last year at the family's home.
Both Stanley's lawyer and the prosecution agree a plea bargain was the best decision.
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((WILLIAM DAVIS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:THE STANLEY FAMILY HAS BEEN THROUGH MORE THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE AND WE JUST NEEDED TO GET IT BEHIND US AND THIS WAS THE BEST WAY TO ACHIEVE THAT SO THAT SO THAT'S WHAT WE DID. CLIFF HAPGOOD/COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY:THE FIREARM COULD NOT BE MATCHED TO THE BULLET BECAUSE THE BULLET STILL REMAINS IN SCOTT STANLEY AND AS A RESULT WE DID NOT HAVE A STRONG CASE AGAINST HIM. WE FELT IT WAS BETTER TO GET A CONVICTION FOR THE POSSESSION OF A FIREARM AFTER BEING DECLARED A FELON THAN TO NOT HAVE ANY CONVICTION AT ALL))
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Stanley was sentenced to six months in prison-- he'll begin serving his time next month.
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5-Smyth-Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
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It's still not known what sparked the massive warehouse fire in Smyth County last week that forced more than 500 people from their homes.
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Sheriff's deputies, state police and federal officials with the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are investigating.
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The Marley Molding's warehouse burned for nearly two days-- sending a thick cloud of black smoke into the air-- for several miles.
Authorities have spent the past few days sifting through debris and interviewing witnesses.
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((CHIP SHULER/SMYTH CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:RIGHT, WHAT THEY SAW, MAYBE WHERE, GIVE US A GENERAL LOCATION OF WHERE THEY SAW THE FLAMES FIRST COMING THROUGH AND PEOPLE, THEY'VE BEEN REALLY GREAT, THEY TALKED TO US, COOPERATED VERY WELL. ))
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Authorities estimate damage to the building at more than one million dollars.
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5-LSU-Party


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A Louisiana college student is dead after a fraternity party-
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Paramedics were called shortly after midnight-
They found about TWO dozen Louisiana State University students either passed out or asleep-
One of the students went into cardiac arrest.
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((WILLIAM JENKINS/LSU CHANCELLOR: WE ARE HEARTBROKEN AT THE DEATH OF ONE OUR NEW STUDENTS. BENJAMIN WIN OF COVINGTON A NEW TRANSFER STUDENT AND A PLEDGE OF SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON FRATERNITY WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL EARLY TODAY AFTER WHAT WAS AN OFF CAMPUS PARTY TO CELEBRATE FRATERNITY BIDDING DAY.))
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Paramedics treated 24 students- four were taken to the hospital-- one is still hospitalized.
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The crew aboard the Russian space station Mir is catching its breath, after fixing its oxygen generating system.
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And a little later on NEWS-7 at FIVE... Congressman Bob Goodlatte, is trying to break the house when it comes to gambling on the net.
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ANCHOR=Connie


You're probably familiar with bone marrow transplants.
There's now a similar life-saving procedure-- that uses the blood from a baby's umbilical cord.
We'll explain, on Health Check. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


A group of furry creatures is not welcome in Danville--
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Stick around for the story when NEWS-7 at Five returns. cc sponsor
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5-Air-Bags


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The government is apparently changing its mind on air bags.
USA Today reports Federal regulators are dropping plans to let mechanics disconnect air bags.
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Instead, safety officials will propose allowing on-off switches in new cars.
The devices are blamed for dozens of deaths even though they've saved thousands of others.
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5-Mir


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The oxygen systems are back up and running on the Russian space station Mir.
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It was yesterday that both the main and backup oxygen generators failed at the same time.
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((BILL HARWOOD/CBS NEWS CONSULTANT: THIS WAS NEVER A LIFE THREATENING PROBLEM. EVERYONE SHOULD KEEP IN MIND THAT MIR HAS AN ESCAPE VEHICLE ON BOARD.))
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The wife of Astronaut Michael Foale says she's stayed positive about the flight.
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((RHONA FOALE/ASTRONAUTS WIFE: WHENEVER THE PROBLEMS HAPEN THE FLIGHT SURGEON CALLS ME FROM MOSCOW AND TELLS ME THEY'VE HAD THIS PROBLEM. THEY'RE OK. I HAVEN'T REALLY BEEN UPSET OR PANICKY OR ANYTHING.))
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During Mir's eleven year mission it's had more than 15 hundred breakdowns.
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5-Internet-Gambling


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Congressman Bob Goodlatte is trying to make internet gambling go bust.
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Today he announced plans to introduce a bill banning on-line gambling, except in states that decide to make it legal.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R)- SIXTH DISTRICT; THERE'S AN ESTIMATED 7 MILLION PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY THAT ARE PROBLEM GAMBLERS, OR ADDICTED TO GAMBLING AND ( 11 13:08:36) ALL SORTS OF SOCIETAL PROBLEMS FROM DIVORCE TO BANKRUPTCY TO DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION SHOW UP IN HIGHER RATES AMONG THAT GROUP OF PEOPLE THAN AMONG SOCIETY AS A WHOLE.))
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Boss Casinos, which operates this off-shore internet gambling site says, "the impact legislation would have is impossible to estimate.
I could very well see a future where people ignore such a law."
That could be costly under Goodlatte's bill-- it carries a maximum four year sentence for running a web site, and a six month sentence for using one.
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Nashville may be the center of the country music universe...but you can find country music stars right in the Star City.
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5-COUNTRY-MUSIC


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Most of the time people who want to be country music stars go TO Nashville, but today we have a different kind of story. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans tells us of a group that LEFT Nashville to play and record their music.
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PATRICK OVER MUSIC DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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Virginia Tech prepares for this weekend's season opener on the road against
Rutgers---


Steve Mason has the lowdown in tonight's Ticker.
ANCHOR=Connie


It's touted as Biological Insurance.
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On Health Check-- banking the blood from your baby's umbilical cord--
Thanks to advances in technology, cord blood is now being used to save lives--
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((IT USED TO BE ONE MAN'S TRASH IS ANOTHER MAN'S TREASURE. NOW IT'S ONE MAN'S TRASH IS SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE. ))
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six-preview


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Good Afternoon.
I'm Keith Humphry, here's something you'll see only on NEWS-7 at SIX.
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Tonight, Kimberly McBroom continues our series on domestic violence, "Why Does She Stay?".
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New state laws promise to protect victims like Sherri Songer.
She's now working at the women's shelter she first went to for help a year ago.
But ultimately, its the victim who must help herself, by first admitting the abuse is occurring.
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((SHERRI SONGER: ANYTHING THAT WOULD HAPPEN TO ME PHYSICALLY, I WOULD MAKE UP AN EXCUSE. I WOULD GO TO THE DOCTOR AND SAY SOMETHING ELSE HAD HAPPENED-- JUST TO COVER, I GUESS, THE EMBARRASSMENT FOR MYSELF THAT I WAS ALLOWING THIS TO BE HAPPENING TO ME. ))
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What prompted Songer to leave her abusive home?
double boxes Keith/Jean


Along with how the law is working to protect victims, tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
ANCHOR=Jean


"Why Does She Stay", tonight at Six... Thanks Keith.

5-Cord-Blood


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When you're expecting a new baby, you've already got quite a bit to think about-- but here's something you may not have considered.
What are you going to do with the blood from the baby's umbilical cord?
It's no longer considered medical waste--
Doctors are now using "cord blood" as it's called-- to perform lifesaving transplants-- and treating serious diseases in adults and children.
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((
It's considered a painless alternative to bone marrow-- using cord blood-- blood that stays in the umbilical cord and placenta after a baby is born.
Cord blood is rich in stem cells-- which reproduce into other cells-- red blood cells which carry oxygen, white blood cells which fight infections, and platelets, necessary for clotting.
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((LAUREN CLARK/CORD BLOOD REGISTRY: THE STEM CELLS IN THE UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD ARE SAVING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE LEUKEMIA AND OTHER MALIGNANT DISEASE AND NON-MALIGNANT DISEASES SUCH AS APLASTIC ANEMIA, SICKLE CELL ANEMIA, HUNTER'S SYNDROME AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. ))
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Expectant mothers can plan on donating cord blood to a public bank for use worldwide-- or they can store it for their own family's use, through companies including the Cord Blood Registry.
Blood from a patient's own umbilical cord is a guaranteed match in transplantation.
Even stem cells from your sibling or child's cord blood can save a life-- IF they're a proper match.
Some parents weigh the decision of storing versus their own worst nightmares.
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((LAUREN CLARK: IF YOU HAVE AN IMMEDIATE NEED FOR IT, A FAMILY MEMBER WHO CURRENTLY IS SICK, YOU DEFINITELY SHOULD DO THIS PROCEDURE, AND FOR SOMEONE PEOPLE ALL IT TAKES IS HAVING ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER, IF THERE IS A HISTORY OF CANCER IN THE FAMILY, THAT IS ENOUGH FOR SOME PEOPLE TO HAVE CONCERN FOR THEIR OWN FAMILY AND THEY GO AHEAD AND STORE. FOR OTHER PEOPLE, EVEN IF THERE'S NOT CANCER IN THE FAMILY, IT'S BIOLOGICAL INSURANCE, IT'S PEACE OF MIND. ))
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The odds are slight that the blood will ever be needed.
And of course, cord blood can only be collected moments after a baby is born-- so parents considering banking must make their decision ahead of time.
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((LAUREN CLARK: IF THE PARENTS ARE INTERESTED IN DOING THIS PROCEDURE, THEY NEED TO GO TO THEIR DOCTORS AND EXPRESS THEIR DESIRES TO HAVE THIS DONE. AT THIS POINT WE HAVEN'T HAD MANY DONE IN OUR AREA. ))
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The company gives you a kit to bring to the hospital with you.
After the blood is collected, you are responsible for sending it to the lab in Arizona for testing and storage.
For many parents, the issue is cost.
There's an initial charge of about two-thousand dollars-- that can be paid in installments.
There's also a yearly fee of about 75-dollars to keep the cord blood in storage. pinnacle request
For more information, you can contact the company at 1-888-CORD-BLOOD.
That's 888-267-3256.
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One other note, currently, cord blood has not been kept in storage for more than 16 years-- so at this point in technology, there is a limited window of opportunity. 2-SHOT 2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


TIme now for sports-- we head to New York for the U-S Open...
ANCHOR=Connie


Mike Stevens has that and the last minute preps for Virginia Tech's first football game.

S5-Tech


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Virginia Tech opens the 1997 season this Saturday against Big east rival Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Steve Mason says the youngest starting team in Frank Beamer's tenure in Blacksburg is ready for the Scarlet Knights.
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S5-Iverson


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It is day two of the US Open tennis championships in New York, and day number one for teenage phenom Martina Hingis.
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This afternoon the world's top ranked player and the number seed in the tournament opened play with a 6-love, 6-1 win at centre court over Tami Jones, who is pregnant and expecting she and her husband's first child.
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((TAMI JONES/LOSES TO HINGIS 6-0 AND 6-1:))
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However, Allen Iverson is not a winner today.
Moments ago he entered a plea of no contest to a concealed weapons charge.
The Marijuana charge against him was dropped as part of a plea agreement, but he will have to undergo monthly drug testing for two years.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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More on this at six.
Have a good night folks. take a break

5-Skunks


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=tte
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Night prowlers are lurking in South Boston, and they leave a nasty calling card when they leave. We're talking about skunks.
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Residents have captured the culprits on tape and they've even set traps.
But they say the skunks aren't falling for the sardines or dog food.
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((YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE JUST BEING INVADED. THAT'S IT. I KNOW WE'VE SEEN 'EM THE LAST THREE YEARS. YOU'D SEE ONE OR TWO, BUT THIS YEAR THEY'RE BAD.))
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The town only has three skunk traps, but Animal Control says three more are on the way.
But neighbors say they've been told that before.
In the meantime, animal control suggests residents remove brush piles, open trash and pet food from their backyards--as well as places where skunks can hide.
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bye
ANCHOR=Jean


That's NEWS-7 at FIVE.
Before we leave, here's a little more from the "Acoustic Endeavors".
Thanks for watching, goodnight. SUPER=x4035;fax/Copyright close-id