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Today on News 7 at 5, authorities reveal more about what led a man on a shooting spree in Los Angeles.
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and state officials say some projects to make Interstate 81 safer will not be done for decades.
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The government is sending a strong message to store clerks who illegally sell tobacco to minors.
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And -- Japanese researchers are coining the phase -- you're only as old as you smell.
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Details of the confession from suspected murderer Buford Furrow.
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Furrow is charged with the shootings at a Jewish Community Center and the murder of a postal worker.
Today authorities gave the chilling account of Furrow's motivation- to kill.
Bobbi Harley is in Los Angeles with the latest.
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((It was a chilling account of a murder the government says was motivated by hate.
Alejandro Mayorkas, US Attorney: "He stated that the postal worker was a good "target of opportunity" to kill because he was "non-white". Prosecutors revealed disturbing details of how a mail carrier was shot dead -- and children attacked at a Los Angeles Jewish Community center. The numbing statements came as state authorities filed more charges against alleged white supremacist Buford Furrow.
Mayorkas: "Furrow further states that he exited his car and approached the mail carrier...he was carrying a loaded Glock model 26 in his back pocket...he asked if the mail carrier could mail a letter for him. When the mail carrier agreed, Furrow pulled out the Glock and shot the carrier two times."
Furrow, shackled and handcuffed, was led into a courtroom Thursday morning - arraigned on federal charges. A judge refused bail. The 37-year-old man's accused of gunning down the postal worker and opening fire in the Jewish Center Tuesday morning. There, he hit five people, including three small children. The news of Furrow's arrest came as a relief to many in this community. But for the family of the slain postal worker, the motive behind the killing is hard to understand. HARLEY: Furrow faces the death penalty.. Bobbi Harley CBS News Los Angeles.))
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The echoes of another mass shooting still ring in Littleton, Colorado, where 15 people died inside Columbine High School in April.
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One of the first ministers on the scene that day was Dr. E. Michael Caner (CANN-er), a Baptist minister from nearby Aurora.
Caner says he had trouble convincing other clergy to come help counsel students and families at the school.
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Caner's remarks came during a luncheon in Lynchburg today sponsored by the Family Policy Network.
He says churches need to get involved in the lives of young people in order to prevent similar tragedies in the future.
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Federal disaster aid will soon be headed to Salt Lake City
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where folks are cleaning up from a tornado yesterday.
One person died in the twister, dozens were hurt and the downtown area is a mess.
Tornado is the talk in the city today where twisters are rare.
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The tornado carved a path through downtown blowing chunks of the Delta Center- home of the Utah Jazz.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a man accused of soliciting sex in a Roanoke park is found NOT guilty,
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And a local farmer uses a little help to teach others some innovative techniques.
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On health check, the federal government wants to get frank with teen smokers.
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and Patrick Evans will have this week's edition of Growin' It. Stay with us.

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The task force that wants to make Interstate 81 a safer place- rolled into Lexington.
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Led by Congressman Bob Goodlatte, the group fielded questions from concerned drivers. The meeting comes at a time when the number of accidents and complaints about the highway are at all time highs.
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The crowd of about a hundred was told some projects like widening the highway will take decades, but in the next few months drivers should start to see some smaller changes.
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Today's meeting was the fourth and final stop for the task force.
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A gay man has been acquitted by a Roanoke jury. Jimmy Huffman was charged with soliciting an undercover police officer in Wasena Park last October.
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The 28-year old computer consultant had spent nearly three hours in the park- -talking with Vice Squad Officer Todd Clingenpeel.
They spoke in veiled references to sex, but Huffman never came right out and said what he wanted.
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Defense Attorney Buck Hartwell told the jury Huffman had been accused of the "crime of talking."
The jury found him NOT guilty.

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One farmer in our area says he's amazed to have country star Willie Nelson's help.
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Nelson's Farm Aid group holds Andy Lee up as a model.
Lee raises poultry in Buena Vista but lets them roam free instead of cooping them up.
He's creating new mobile pens and trying to breed the perfect birds.
Farmers come from as far away as Hawaii to learn.
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Willie Nelson's Farm Aid group recently gave a 20-thousand-dollar grant to the Virginia Council of Churches so farmers could learn the latest.
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Andy Lee says he can make more on a pound of his poultry even though he invests LESS money than the big commercial guys.
Find out how, tonight on News7 at Six.
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Coming up next on our broadcast, Patrick Evans will have this week's edition of Growin' It. Today he shares ways to help our plants survive the dog days of summer.
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The persistent dry weather continues to take its toll on gardens, trees and shrubs, but there are a few things you can do to mitigate the dry-weather damage.
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Patrick Evans joins us from Greenbrier Nursery, where the folks have developed a few ideas to help keep things green despite the lack of rain.
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Coming up in Sports, a popular Redskin decides he's had enough of football. Mike Stevens will that story in today's sports ticker.
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On Health Check, a former first lady says rumors concerning her husband's health are inaccurate.
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and from Japan, we'll tell you about a researcher who has come to the scientific conclusion that getting old stinks.
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Nancy Reagan is trying to stop rumors that her husband is near death.
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Mrs. Reagan says former President Ronald Reagan is in a slow decline from Alzheimer's disease, but there has not been a sudden change in his condition.
The former First Lady says the rumors are absolutely false and she wishes people would be more sensitive.
The rumors were claiming Ronald Reagan was on a 36 hour death watch.
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Roanoke is one of eleven cities the Food and Drug Administration is targeting to help enforce that selling tobacco products to minors is illegal.
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The five million dollar advertising campaign encourages retailers and clerks to do their part to prevent young people from purchasing tobacco. The "For a reason" campaign will run in five states and 11 other media markets including Roanoke. One spot features a mock game show with three youthful contestants.
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((ELIZABETH VAIL/AMERICAN HEART ASSOC.: WE DID PASS SOME LEGISLATION THIS PAST SPRING WHICH MAKES IT ILLEGAL FOR YOUTH TO PURCHASE TOBACCO AND IF THEY ARE FOUND WITH THE POSSESSION OF TOBACCO THEY WOULD EITHER BE FINED, THEIR DRIVERS LICENSE WOULD BE REMOVED OR POTENTIALLY THEY COULD DO COMMUNITY SERVICE.))
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The ads are part of The F-D-A's educational program "No ID, No Smokes" which began in 1997 to provide stores with the tools to follow FDA regulations.


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Apparently smoking is not just an American problem.
A government panel in Tokyo is trying to cut tobacco use in that country by half.
It is a 10 year project designed to improve the health of the Japanese people.
Thirty-five percent of adults in Japan smoke.
The country is also trying to get citizens to drink less alcohol.
The recommended limit of 16 ounces a day would be cut to five and a half.

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Meanwhile, the Japanese have developed a way to make the human aging process a little easier on the nose.
Some may describe it as the sweet smell of youth.
Barry Petersen explains.
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Today in Sports, there are some big question marks for the Redskins.
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With that and news from the VMI media day..here's Mike Stevens.

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Welcome folks to the Thursday Ticker here at News 7.
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The Washington Redskins open their preseason schedule tomorrow night in Foxboro against the New England Patriots.


And right now Darrell Green is listed as iffy for the contest due to a dislocated finger.
One guy who is definitely out is Ken Harvey.
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The 34 year-old fan favorite announced his retirement from the NFL this morning after battling knee problems at the end of last season and start of this one.
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The was the Cardinals top draft pick out of California.
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The V-M-I media guide says it all. It's A Brand New Game. And Roy Stanley says it starts with new head coach Cal McCombs.
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Coming up on News 7 at six, more on the Keydets, a look a day one of the Hokies' camp and we'll tell you what Brandon Semones is up to these days.
Have a safe night everybody. [take a break]

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There was a lot of cracking up at the offices of David Letterman yesterday, but it's probably not what you think.


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The Late Show needed to evacuate the Ed Sullivan theater due to a large crack in the building next door.
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Engineers checked out the building and decided it was safe.
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