Up next on News 7 at 5, the court tries to seat an impartial jury in one of the most notorious case in Grayson County's history.
and the key witness is sentenced for his part of the bombing of the Oklahoma Federal Building. We'll let you know what Micheal Fortier received in a moment.
Most of the severe weather focus tonight is in the Tarheel State but scattered thunderstorms will pop up in Virginia
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In medical news -- we'll tell you how Roanoke doctors rebuilt
a patients throat using sections from other parts of her body.
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Jury selection gets underway today in one of Virginia's most publicized murder cases.
It's been 10 months since Garnet G-P Johnson was burned alive and decapitated.
This morning, the defense and prosecution began selecting a jury to hear the evidence against one of the men charged with his murder.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us from Independence with the latest.
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How many potential jurors have been eliminated so far?[5-Fortier]
The key witness in the Oklahoma City bombing case has been sentenced.
Twelve years for Michael Fortier- the man who knew about the bombing but said nothing to warn people.
Before sentencing Fortier beggged for forgiveness- He said quote "Dear People of Oklahoma. I offer my apology and ask that you forgive me."
Prosecutors said Fortier should be given some leniency because he helped in the prosecutions of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols.
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The judge apparently agreed- sentencing him to 12 years.
Fortier could've received up to 17 and half years behind bars.
West Virginia has approved American Electric Power's application to build a new, high-voltage power line.
The word came as representatives of the power company, the state of Virginia and power line opponents took a trip down the New River.
They were taking a close-up look at where the power line would be built once it crosses the state line into Virginia.
BOTH STATES need to endorse the power line before it's built.
An A-E-P spokesman said he expected West Virginia's decision, because there's been little opposition to the project in that state.
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((RON POFF/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: GIVEN THE NEED FOR THE LINE AND THE ROUTING AND THE PUBLIC REACTION TO THE ROUTING IN THAT AREA, WE WERE NOT SURPRISED TO SEE THAT PROCESS MOVING ALONG WELL IN WEST VIRGINIA.))
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Because the line passes through so many scenic areas in Virginia, opponents in this state have vigorously protested the line and its impact on the environment.
The man who will issue the State of Virginia's opinion said he'll balance the need for the line against any environmental damagen.
Virginia's final ruling isn't expected before the end of the year.
Earthquakes don't just happen on earth, but also on the Sun.
Researchers have discovered a sunquake- It's much more powerful than any quake on earth.
The sunquake registered a magnitude of 11 point three- with enough energy to power the U-S for 20 years.
The solar quake happened in 1996. It was detected by a spacecraft during a solar flare- which is a huge explosion of hydrogen and helium above the Sun's surface.
In the images taken from the spacecraft you can see two mile high Tsunamis or waves caused by the explosion.
The waves traveled ten times the diameter of the earth.
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Still to come on the newscast, a paperless lottery runs out of luck in the state capitol,
and from Paris, we'll meet an inventor who says he can cut parking problems in half.
Yesterday we met Dot Carter. Doctors had to rebuild her throat in a rare operation. Coming up in today's Health Check, we'll see if it was successful.
and Patrick Evans will join us as he looks for a good cup of coffee.
Computer screen scratch tickets are out.
The Virginia Lottery Board today rejected a "paperless" lottery game -- which lottery opponents have criticized as addictive.
Governor Jim Gilmore sent the board a letter yesterday, urging them to reject the controversial paperless game.
Board Chairman Stuart Siegel said in a statement: "The Board feels that it has selected the product we think will be the most popular with the citizens of the Commonwealth..."
That means baseball scratch ticket games will be used to help pay for a proposed Virginia baseball stadium, instead of the more controversial computer game.
A former Sweetbriar college student accused of sexual assault for shaving a man's groin area pled guilty to a reduced charge today.
Lisa Karen Williams was at a Washington and Lee Fraternity party when the incident happened earlier this year.
Afterward, three fraternity members drove Williams and another woman into the woods and tried to do the same thing to them.
Williams pled guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery in Lexington this morning and recieved a suspended sentence and 80 hours of community service.
The three men made the same plea and recieved the same sentence yesterday.
The other woman allegedly involved, Jessica Saveall, is scheduled for trial next month. [5-Greenfield]
Botetourt County is at the top of a business trend-- hoping to be the first in Virginia to open a high-tech training center.
Greenfield is already the largest business park in western Virginia.
No companies have moved in yet -- but the county thinks a 28-acre on-site training center will help sweeten the deal.
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Established companies can also use the center to train workers on new equipment.
Local community colleges will teach courses including computer sciences for college students.
The state and the county are sharing the six-million dollar tab for the center, scheduled to open late next year.
There's a new place on the city market for connoisseurs to get a good cup of coffee.
Patrick Evans is hanging around to say it's not just your average joe.
Some competition is brewing in the coffee business in Downtown Roanoke.
Patrick Evans joins us from the newest coffee house, Saltori's, which took over the former "Books, Strings & Things" location.
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In Sports, Mike Stevens takes a look at some afternoon baseball from the Major Leagues.
Tonight on health check -- we continue a special report on a Franklin County woman having her esophagus rebuilt
using part of her intestines.
What comes naturally for most people now becomes a learned behavior for this patient.
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((JANET THOMPSON/SPEECH PATHOLOGIST:FOR HER IT IS NOT SO AUTOMATIC, SHE NEEDS TO THINK ABOUT IT, SHE NEEDS TO CONCENTRATE. SHE NEEDS TO SWALLOW SEVERAL TIMES FOR EACH BITE AND SWALLOW VERY DIFFERENTLY THAN SHE'S USED TO DOING.))
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The surgery was extensive and took about 8 hours, but now on the road to recovery, Dorothy Carter is learning to enjoy the pleasure of eating and drinking again one bite at a time.
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((DR. ANDREW ROTH/PLASTIC SURGEON:WE CONQUERED IT, AND NOW SHE'S ON A BEGINNING FEEDING PROGRAM. IT REALLY COULDN'T BE BETTER. IF I WAS GOING TO PUT IT IN BASEBALL TERMS I'D SAY IT'S BETWEEN A TRIPLE AND A HOME RUN.))
Half way through the recovery process Dot is eating potato soup, it might look a little thick, but it's mixed exactly to the right consistency to help her with her therapy.
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The therapy is helping Dot get comfortable eating again.
[Pre-Pro] A barium test shows before the surgery the barium went to a certain point and stopped where her esophagus closed off.
After the surgery with her new esophagus the barium goes all the way down her throat.
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((THAT'S RIGHT GOOD, LET'S TRY THAT AGAIN, HOLD IT OUT, NOW SWALLOW HARD GOOD THAT WAS TWO, WE'RE GOING TO DO FIVE OF THOSE.))
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((DR. ANDREW ROTH/PLASTIC SURGEON:THE NORMAL HUMAN TENDENCY IS TO THINK EVERYTHING IS LIKE RIDING A BIKE, ONCE YOU DO IT YOU DON'T FORGET IT, I THINK ALL OF US ARE LEARNING THAT'S NOT TRUE FOR ALL BODY FUNCTIONS.))
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((YOU'RE DOING GREAT NOW SWALLOW REAL HARD FOR ME MAKE THOSE MUSCLES REAL STRONG, RIGHT, RIGHT, THAT ONE WAS PERFECT.))
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Dot's vocal cords are still weak and she can't talk, but she's getting encouragement from her family, her doctors and nurses.
On the day we visited Dot, Doctor Roth gave her the good news she'd be going home from the hospital.
Her parents now have to take over her care.
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((ETHEL CARTER/PATIENT'S MOM:I'M DOING FAIR I THINK, A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS ABOUT ALL THIS CHANGE I'VE GOT TO DO A LOT OF THINGS I HADN'T BEEN DOING WHEN I GO HOME.))
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Like turning the living room into a hospital room.
But she says the view is much better out here.
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((JANET THOMPSON/SPEECH PATHOLOGIST:SHE'S DOING GREAT, SHE IS VERY MOTIVATED. SHE HAD BEEN WITHOUT ANYTHING TO EAT OR DRINK FOR APPROXIMATELY A YEAR SO IT'S BEEN A LITTLE BIT OF A CHALLENGE IN TERMS OF DECREASING HER ANXIETY AND ALLOWING HER TO FEEL LIKE SHE CAN SWALLOW AGAIN.))
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After that visit last Friday Dot went to her Ear, Nose and Throat specialist and the tracheotomy did come out and a new type replaced it so it's easier for her to talk.
Welcome everybody to your midweek two minute ticker that begins with the NBA's eastern conference finals.
After tying up the best of seven series at two games all on Monday, the Pacers now return to the Bulls' home floor at the United Center this evening for game five.
They are likely to face fired up Chicago team anxious to preserve its home court advantage and maker a statement.
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Tonight's game tips off at nine. Keep in mind, the Pacers will be without reserve Jalen Rose who was suspended for tonight's game for leaving the bench area in game four to take part in a scuffle.
A number of game are taking place in the big leagues this afternoon.
The Phillies lead the Cubs 10-to-3 in the 9th.
And the Rangers trail the Twins in the 8th.
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The Reds have already beaten the Giants this afternoon with an impressive come from behind effort.
The Giants had a 5-to-2 lead with the best bullpen in baseball working to salvage the victory.
But the Reds' Bret Boone delivered with a two out, two run double in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead Cincinnati to the 7-to-5
win over the Giants.
Reggie Sanders also homered for the Reds.
More baseball in Salem today in the NCAA championship tournament.
Coming up at six highlights from this afternoon's play-in game, and don't forget you can still catch the division three title game tonight at Salem Memorial at 7.
Also tonight at seven, the Hillcats host the Avalanche in the final game of their three game series at City Stadium.
Hope you can join us six, as Steve Mason brings the story of a unique cyclist.
Take care folks.
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A French inventor says he's come up with a way to cut parking problems in half and he means it literally. Tom Fenton has more
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((it's called the nuadal -- three feet short of the standard length mini and
perfect for parking in spaces other drivers could only dream of. For the past
week, the car has been the toast of paris. And its eccentric inventor, Bernard
Lannaud, has become something of a celebrity.
Parking is simple, but he is having a harder time reaching his second
objective ... convincing meter maids that he should pay only half price for
parking. He found at least one willing to go along with him.
the inventor thinks his cut-down car might even have a commercial future. He
claims the naudal is comfortable, can hit a top speed of 80 miles an hour on
highways, and even has a small trunk -- although it's hard to see what you
could put in it.
Lannaud has already produced three models of his mini-mini. he has not yet
contacted any manufacturers about producing the car. He says he wants to
establish the principle of half-price parking first. TF, CBSN, London.))