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Next on News 7-
Will the Commonwealth pay Michelle Finn for her legal expenses fighting the state?
We'll tell you how a House committee voted.
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And Prosecutors show photographs of White supremicists tatoos- on defendant John William King.
They say he dragged a black man to death behind a pickup truck.
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Another wave of showers tonight, then some peek-a-boo sunshine tomorrow. After that, it's back to winter.

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In medical news -- a new cardiac center in Salem is giving surgeons a clearer picture of patient's hearts.
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And parents are being warned about child products that are causing accidents, even one death.
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Prosecutors today used DNA evidence- they say proves John William King was involved in a dragging death last year.
As Andrew Colton reports- they also called King's girlfriend to the stand.
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((JOHN WILLIAM KING STARTED THE SECOND DAY OF HIS MURDER TRIAL AS HE DID THE FIRST. SHACKLED, SURROUNDED BY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES, AND WEARING A BULLET PROOF VEST. THE DAY AFTER PROSECUTORS CALLED KING A WHITE SUPREMACIST WHO DRAGGED JAMES BYRD TO HIS DEATH JUST FOR BEING BLACK, THE JURY HEARD A DNA EXPERT TESTIFY THAT BYRD'S BLOOD WAS FOUND ALL OVER KING'S SANDAL. AND KING'S EX-GIRLFRIEND, WHO IDENTIFIED THE SANDAL, TESTIFIED THAT SHE SAW KING AND HIS TWO CO-DEFENDANTS IN THE PICKUP TRUCK THE NIGHT JAMES BYRD WAS KILLED. JURORS ALSO SAW PHOTOGRAPHS OF KING'S BODY, WITH RACIST TATTOOS ON HIS HEAD AND BACK. JURORS HEARD THAT KING KILLED BYRD TO GET NOTICED AMONG WHITE SUPREMACISTS. AMIDST INTENSE SECURITY, A BLACK MUSLIM GROUP WANTED TO STAGE A RALLY. INSTEAD, THEY WERE ALLOWED BY THE JUDGE TO HAVE TWO MEN SIT IN ON THE TRIAL, WHILE TWO OTHERS STOOD GUARD OUTSIDE. THERE WAS NO VIOLENCE AND NO THREAT, OF VIOLENCE, JUST A STATEMENT FROM THE GROUP'S LEADER WHO WANTED A LARGER SHOW OF SUPPORT. QUANNELL X/BLACK MUSLIM ACTIVIST I don't know why he has put these restictions on me, but that proves the slavery is still alive and well in America. KING IS ONE OF THREE MEN CHARGED WITH JAMES BYRD'S MURDER. POLICE SAY THEY TIED BYRD TO THE BACK OF A PICKUP TRUCK AND DRAGGED HIM TO HIS DEATH, LEAVING HIS HEAD MILES FROM THE REST OF HIS SHREDDED, DISMEMBERED BODY.))

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Virginia's most visible struggle over the rights of the dying became a starkly partisan issue today in Richmond.
A House committee voted straight down party lines on whether to repay both sides of Hugh Finn's family for legal expenses they spent fighting the Governor-- and each other.
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Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol.
What does today's vote mean?
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Jean, the House Claims Committee voted 8 to 7 to kill a bill that would pay the Finns legal bills.
It is the first clear victory for Governor Jim Gilmore-- whose eleventh hour effort to keep Hugh Finn on life support was contradicted by six doctors, and rebuffed eight times by the courts.
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We heard more emotional testimony from three different Finn family members today.
And while Virginia legislators struggle with policy questions about this case, these family members continue to fight among themselves over whether Hugh Finn's life in a persistent vegetative state was worth prolonging.
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Q&A JEAN: So the relief bill is now dead? ELLEN: Well, a parliamentary maneuver can revive it, but the Governor's response to this vote today makes it clear he

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The son of Rockbridge County's fire chief has been accused of arson.
And according to Rockbridge County's Sheriff, that shows there's a problem in the ranks at the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department.
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Authorities began investigating 25 arsons in the Rockbridge region about a year ago.
Last Friday they charged the fire chief's son Matt Wilmer and another juvenile with torching (ur-lean) Erline Ritchie's barn in March of 1997.
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Authorities also charged 20-year old Anthony Moore and 22-year old Jeffrey Crouchhorn with arson.
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If convicted Moore and Crouchhorn could receive from two to 10 years behind bars.
Farifield Fire Chief Stephen Wilmer could not be reached for comment.

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The Star City Diner WILL be re-opening tonight.
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The restaurant had been shut down since Friday for health violations.
But it passed an inspection this afternoon.
We'll have reaction from the diner's owners and patrons tonight at 6.
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A Roanoke Company pleads guilty to killing an endangered breed of fish in the Roanoke River. We'll have that story next.
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And protests turn deadly as Kurdish protestors storm a consulate in Berlin.
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On Health Check, thousands of baby strollers and crib mattresses are recalled after 200 children are injured. [TWO-SHOT]
We'll have that and more. Stay with us. [sponsor]
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A second day of Kurdish protests turned deadly today-
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Israeli security guards shot and killed three demonstrators trying to storm the Israeli consulate in Berlin.
The deaths touched off more violence-
Protestors believe Israel helped Turkey capture its arch nemesis- Kurdish Rebel Leader (Ab-doola O-cha-lon) Abdullah Ocalan.
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((BENJAMIN NETANYAHU/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: WE REGRET THE LOSS OF LIFE. I REPEAT ONCE AGAIN ISRAEL HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE APREHENDING OF OCALON, THE KURDISH RULER.))
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Turkey's government calls Ocalon a terrorist- responsible for 300 thousand deaths as he fights for Kurdish rights.
The Kurds- banned from speaking their own language and persecuted by the Turkish government call him a freedom fighter.

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The Radford Arsenal is preparing to lay off about 90-workers by the end of the week.
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Approximately 50-of the layoffs are the result of the Arsenal losing a contract to a Canadian company.
The affected workers make powder for tank ammunition.
The remaining 40-layoffs are NOT tied to the loss of the contract and were actually planned.
Arsenal officials maintain the plant is a viable operation and that fluctuations in the numbers of workers is NOT uncommon in their line of work.
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The President of a local storage company pled guilty in federal court today to violating the federal clean water act and the endangered species act.
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William Bobby Barham is the owner of Roanoke Ice and Cold Storage.
At one time, the plant used ammonia- -pure liquid ammonia- -to cool the storage areas and make ice. It does neither anymore... but in September, 1997, the valves were opened to purge the system.
Ammonia was released into the Roanoke River, killing more than 2-thousand fish. Sixteen of them were Roanoke Log Perch, an endangered species.
The company will be sentenced in May.
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Franklin County supervisors have made it tougher to move old mobile homes.
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If you want to move a pre-1976 mobile home -- you must not only prove you've lived there at least a year but also that you intend to keep living there.
The point is to prevent old mobile homes at Smith Mountain Lake, for example, from being scattered across the county and rented out.
The six thousand mobile homes in Franklin County make up a third of all housing.
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A group of students in Roanoke is about to study the Rainforests. Patrick Evans is at Woodrow Wilson Middle School with more on the Jason Project.
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Preparations for the JASON Project are nearing completion at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, where students from across the state will come to learn more about the eco-system of the Rain forest.
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Patrick Evans joins us from the school, where interactive video and computer equipment is being readied for two weeks of intense use.
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Coming up in Sports, Steve Mason will have this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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Today on health check -- Thousands of dangerous strollers and crib mattresses are pulled off store shelves.
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and a Danville child's accident is a lot more serious than it seemed.
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((IT WAS THE MOST HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE A PARENT WOULD EVER HAVE TO GO THROUGH.))
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Thousands of baby strollers and crib mattresses are being recalled.
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recall involves 57 thousand Two Ways tandem strollers made by Cosco.
More than 200 children have been injured in the strollers due to faulty locks on the folding mechanisms.
Also recalled are 62 thousand Cosco mattresses from tubular metal cribs. One child died after the crib collapsed.
Cosco is offering a free repair kit for the strollers and a 25 dollar check toward new mattresses.
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Consumers can contact the company at 1-800-221-6736[5-Toddler-Tumble]


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Imagine being told your child has only an hour to live.
It's a parent's worst nightmare.
Just last week, a mother in Danville was told her baby could die without immediate surgery.
And it all started with a common childhood accident, a fall from a high chair.
Christy Hubley has the story.
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Except for the bandage on her head, you'd never know 16-month old Kendall Gauldin just survived a potentially deadly injury.
Kendall and her 8-year old sister Lauren were eating dinner at a local restaurant with their great-grandparents.
That's when Kendall fell out of her high chair.
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When Rena got home and saw her daughter, her motherly instinct told her something was terribly wrong.
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The news Rena and her husband got from the doctors in Danville wasn't good.
Kendall had a blood clot on her brain and had only an hour to live.
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Kendall was flown to Duke University Medical Center by helicopter for immediate surgery.
A day later, the doctors were shocked by how quickly she seemed to recover from the operation.
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Kendall gets her stitches out Thursday.
After this traumatic experience, Rena says she will never second guess a bump or a bruise on either of her children.

And she's thankful for the people who sent their prayers and the quick action of the doctors who saved her baby's life.
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((RENA GAULDIN: IT'S JUST A MIRACLE. THAT'S ALL SHE IS IS A MIRACLE.))
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Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.
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The latest technology in cardiac care at Lewis-Gale Medical Center is allowing doctors to get a better view of the problem.
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The new digital cardiac catheterization room is equipped with a bilateral plane containing two cameras, so the surgeon can see what he's doing from all different angles. The high tech cameras also produce clearer pictures. And different operating rooms for heart catheterizations, angioplasty and tests for heart rhythm, mean patients don't have to wait long for surgery.
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((DR. JOSEPH AUSTIN/CARDIOLOGIST: HAVING THREE LABORATORIES HELPS GET THE PROCEDURES SCHEDULED QUICKER AND MAKES THE ROOMS AVAILABLE, PARTICULARLY FOR EMERGENCY PATIENTS WHO COME IN, THERE IS LESS LIKELIHOOD NOW THAT A ROOM WOULD BE TIED UP.))
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[pinnacle Page] If you want to check out the new cardiac catherization suite first hand, an open house is being held this Sunday from 1-4. Call medline by February 19th to register at 888-633-4860.
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High school district tournaments are bouncing along all over the area this week. The Seminole tournament is down at Rustburg high school.
The semi-finals are tonight, and not surprisingly Liberty high school is involved.
Here's Steve Mason with this week's Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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An advertisement for a California gym has alienated some people with weight problems.
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A large billboard depicts a hungry alien and reads, "When they come, they will eat the fat ones first."
But instead of getting customers , the fitness center is getting complaints.
At least 30 overweight people say they're not amused.
They staged a protest in front of the gym yesterday.
While the protesters' signs were comical, they say they're seriously upset.
For it's part, the company says it knows how difficult it is to lose weight and didn't mean to offend it anyone.
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