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Today on New 7 at 5, a jury reaches its verdict in the case of a Texas man accused of a brutal racial murder.
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and President Clinton tours eastern North Carolina to see the damage left by Hurricane Floyd.
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Showers in our forecast and possibly a thunderstorm. Also cooler weather on the way as well. Details of that and the latest on Harvey.

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Today on health check -- A Henry County boy hit by a car while walking to the school bus is now on the road to recovery.
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And some Roanoke Valley doctors are once again waging their battle to build an outpatient eye surgery center in Salem.


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((NO MATTER HOW MUCH TELEVISION THERE IS IT DOESN'T DO IT JUSTICE. YOU CAN'T SHOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE INSIDE.))
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The President talks about North Carolina during a visit there today. This is what it looks like days after Hurricane Floyd, Flooding is widespread.
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The rain stopped falling days ago, but the flood waters show no signs of letting up-
and more rain is forecast tonight for North Carolina. Thousands have been forced from their homes. Thousands more are stranded
President Clinton committed federal aide and urged people who need help to take it.
Jennifer Jones has more.
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(( Another day and still no sign of relief for residents in eastern North Carolina... where flood waters have taken over an 18-thousand square mile area.
So far more than 20 people are confirmed dead, 1500 still stranded, and 10-thousand are sleeping in shelters. Governor Jim Hunt/D-NC: This is a terrible blow
President Clinton today toured the hard-hit areas.. talking to the people affected... assuring them help is on the way.
President Clinton: We have already authorized FEMA for direct federal assistance to clean up the 66 counties in North Carolina that have been hurt. Today the Dept. of Agriculture will approve a disaster food stamp program to help people who need help to get food for their families. People who need it ought to take it. But even so, for the people who live here... matters only seem to be getting worse. Farmers are finding fields of dead poultry and swine. Their livestock barely surviving. Hundreds of roads remained closed.. and rivers are steadily rising in some areas... leaving residents to wonder and how much more will they have to endure. Jennifer Jones, CBS News, Charlotte, NC))

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A Texas jury convicts a White man of capital murder in last year's dragging death of a black man.
Jurors deliberated for about 4-hours before returning the verdict just a short time ago.
Teresa Estacio has more.
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(( LOOKING GRIM, DEFENDANT LAWRENCE RUSSELL BREWER WALKED INTO THE COURTROOM TO LEARN HIS FATE IN THE GRISLY DRAGGING DEATH OF JAMES BYRD JUNIOR. JUDGE READING VERDICT THE VERDICT FOLLOWS A WEEK LONG TRIAL SOME OF THE EVIDENCE INCLUDED A HEAVY CHAIN DISPLAYED IN THE FIRST TRIAL AS WELL AS LETTERS AND A BLOOD OATH. A PATHOLOGIST TESTIFIED 49 YEAR OLD BYRD WAS CONSCIOUS WHILE BEING PULLED DOWN A COUNTRY ROAD. HIS TORSO, MINUS HEAD, NECK AND SHOULDERS WAS DISCOVERED A FEW HOURS AFTER DAYLIGHT. BREWER A SELF PROCLAIMED WHITE SUPREMACIST AND PRISON GANG MEMBER TOOK THE STAND IN HIS DEFENSE. HE ADMITTED TO KICKING BYRD ON THAT FATEFUL JUNE NIGHT.. BUT ADAMANTLY DENIED KILLING BYRD. INSTEAD, HE IMPLICATED THIRD DEFENDANT, SHAWN BERRY.. SAYING BERRY SLIT BYRD'S NECK. IN CLOSING ARGUMENTS_ PROSECUTORS STATED BREWER REPEATEDLY LIED.. AND DNA EVIDENCE OVERWHELMINGLY TIED HIM TO THE CASE. WHILE DEFENSE ATTORNEY DOUG BARLOW REMINDED JURORS.. OF THEIR OATH_ THAT IF THEY HAVE THE SLIGHTEST DOUBT THEY MUST FIND BREWER NOT GUILTY. ESTACIO: NOW IT IS UP THE ALL WHITE JURY TO DECIDE WHETHER LAWRENCE RUSSELL BREWER SHOULD SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON... OR BE SENTENCED TO DEATH. TE,CBS NEWS, BRYAN TEXAS ))

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The Home Shopping Network says it plans to hire 150 people for a new call center in the Roanoke Valley.
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The network's main sales and service center is located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The new call center in western Virginia will handle 10 to 15 percent of the company's orders.
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H- S- N has distribution facilities in Salem and Roanoke County, and the company operated a call center here for a few months in 1987, before it was shut down.
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The new call center should be up and running by mid- November.

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New jobs are coming to the Radford Arsenal. We'll have that story after the break.
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and then a little later in the newscast, a Florida Zoo has to find a new home for one of its babies.
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Doctors take some unusual steps after a new arthritis drug proves very successful. We'll tell you what they did today on Health Check.
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and Patrick Evans has a surprise for us today. It's such a secret, the person he's interviewing doesn't even know he's going to be on television.

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Manslaughter charges were certified against a Tennessee truck driver involved in a deadly accident on Interstate 81
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31-year-old Richard Wayne West told police he was looking for a drink and took his eyes off the road when he lost control in a curve.
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West's tractor trailer went through the median and hit an oncoming car, killing an elderly New York couple.


West's lawyer says the whole thing was a tragic accident, but not a crime.
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But the prosecutor argued West shouldn't be looking around the cab, while driving a tractor trailer at 66 miles an hour.
The judge also convicted West on a misdemeanor reckless driving charge, giving him a thousand dollar fine and a six month jail sentence.
West will appeal that conviction.
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As many as 75- new jobs are on the way to the New River Valley.
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Alliant Techsystems is expanding its operation at the Radford Arsenal.
For some time-- the company has been manufacturing propellant for military and commercial use at the facility.
Today-- Alliant Techsystems announced its begun to package the propellant into ammunition at the Radford site.
Congressman Rick Boucher says other businesses have recently expressed interest in locating at the Arsenal.
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Federal funds helped make the expansion possible.
The funds are set aside to help renovate government owned Arsenals for commercial use.
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The wife of former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has died of leukemia.
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Doctors say Raisa Gorbachev died today in a German hospital.
She was unlike any other Soviet first lady. She was both fashionable and outspoken.
While those qualities won over some Western audiences, they created resentment at home among many Russians.
In his memoirs, Mikhail Gorbachev writes his wife was his soul mate and partner both in life and politics.
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Coming up next on the Newscast, Patrick Evans will finally have to sing and tell us what's today's big secret.
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How does an Opera Company say "Thank you," to someone who can't come to the Opera?
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Patrick Evans says they bring the Opera right to that special person.
Patrick, where is the Opera today, and who are they serenading?
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The Cavaliers lose a key member of their team. Denise Allen will have the details today in Sports.
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On Health Check, a proposed eye clinic vows to keep up its fight.
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and a new drug could ease the severe pain of millions.
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A new drug is offering hope to the two and a half million Americans who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.
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Remicade (RIM-UH-CAID) is showing significant results in reducing the painful symptoms associated with the disease.


Pamela Lodes' rheumatoid arthritis was so severe her doctors told her she should start shopping for a wheel chair.
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Then she joined the tests for Remicade. Like most medication studies, some of the participants received the drug, the rest received a placebo or sugar pill.
When the results came in, doctors were amazed. So many participants showed significant improvement, researchers took the unusual step of stopping the tests so they could give all the patients Remicade.
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X-rays showed patients had less inflammation and they reported less painful symptoms.
Also the drug appears to reverse the bone deterioration normally associated with Rheumatoid arthritis.
Pamela Lodes is feeling so much better she is not even thinking about buying a wheelchair anymore.
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A group of Roanoke Valley doctors isn't letting some setbacks stop them from going against Carilion Health Systems.
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Vistar Eye Center ophthalmologists are filing and appeal to overturn a health department decision that denies them the right to build an outpatient surgery center. After two blows against Vistar building the clinic that Carilion opposes -- the doctors aren't ready or willing to give up yet.
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((DR. FRANK COTTER/VISTAR EYE CENTER: IF WE LOSE THIS FIGHT, NO OTHER DOCTORS OR GROUP OF DOCTORS WILL EVER TRY TO CONSTRUCT A FACILITY IN ROANOKE, WE WILL FALL FARTHER AND FARTHER BEHIND THE REST THE COUNTRY.))
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Carilion's attorney says the hospital stands behind the state health commissioners original ruling.
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Manetta says there is already an overabundance of surgery centers in the Roanoke Valley. Vistar's appeal is now headed to Salem Circuit Court. A decision is expected in the next few months.
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A Henry County boy suffered life-threatening injuries when was hit by a car on his first day of school last month.

Now, 13-year-old Corey Mayo is on the road to recovery.
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Corey stopped off at home today in a limousine to visit with friends and family.
He was on his way from a North Carolina hospital to Lewis Gale in Salem... where he'll start physical therapy.
Corey was hit by a car last month as he walked to the bus stop.
He spent nine days in a coma and suffered broken bones, a ruptured spleen and a broken jaw.
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Corey still has to have reconstructive surgeries on his leg, knee, and face.
But his father says he should be home for outpatient therapy in several weeks.
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The Virginia Cavaliers got back on the winning track over the weekend with a conference victory over Wake Forest. Steve Mason has more.
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The Cavaliers 35-7 victory over Wake Forest did so much more than improve the Cavaliers record to 2 and 1. The win was a much needed confidence boost. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Thomas Jones was once

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As News 7 Sports reported last night, the Cavaliers have lost one of their defensive mainstays for the season.
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Defensive End, Travis Griffith, who watched the Wake Forest game from the sideline has damaged ligaments in his ankle and will have season ending surgery in the next week.
Griffith, a starter from Staunton, is a senior tri-captain.
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Front Row Joe, picked up his first checkered flag in Winston Cup.
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Joe Nemechek grabbed the lead with 70 laps remaining and edge out Tony Stewart to win the Dura Lube 300.
Dale Jarrett was penalized for a pit violation and finished 18th.
He leads the overall standings by 254 points over Bobby Labonte.
Labonte took third at New Hampshire International Speedway.
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Jean will be back to wrap up the five after this

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A south Florida animal park is scrambling to find a new home for one of its baby chimpanzees.
Zoey's mother rejected her, so now keepers at Lion country Safari are trying to get the baby out to the L-A Zoo where it can be raised by one of it's own. Suzanne Boyd reports.
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