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Coming up on News 7 at 5, the Munsey murder suspect's family goes public. The search is on for a missing eight year old girl.
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And major damage to an apartment building, when flames erupt late this morning.
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Another sunny day forecast and temperatures a bit above normal as well. The details in just a few minutes.

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On Healthcheck tonight, more evidence that beer can be good for you, if you don't overdo it.
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And if you can't visit the blood center, now the center can come right to your home.
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((HE'S NOT A HORRIBLE PERSON....))
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Family members of the man arrested in Tara Munsey's murder speak out.
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After Pulaski County authorities charged a family friend with the murder of Tara Munsey last week, it left two grieving families wondering what went wrong.
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Marya Jones spoke with Jeff Thomas' family today-- he's the man arrested last week in connection with Tara's murder.
Marya, how is the family reacting to the charges?
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Jean, family members say they're heartbroken -- that one of their own could be charged with this crime -- and for the family of Tara Munsey.
But even as they contend that Jeff Thomas is not capable of anything like this, they're preparing themselves to accept any outcome of his trial.
(Rollcue: outcome of his trial. )
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(( Lisa Davis was crushed when she heard that Tara Munsey, a family friend, had disappeared.
And even more so, weeks later, when her brother, Jeff Thomas, told her HE was a suspect in her murder.
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((LISA DAVIS: ALL I CAN SAY IS NOT THE PERSON THAT I KNOW COULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING LIKE THIS. (ZOOM) JUST IF HE DID I CAN'T IMAGINE WHY HE WOULD. )) [RUNS:13]
Davis and her husband, Gary, acknowledge Jeff Thomas' past brushes with the law...including a 1992 conviction for beating a man with a baseball bat.
But they describe the man in the mugshot as a loving brother... and doting father of a 5-year-old girl.
That's what makes them all the more appalled that Thomas is charged authorities with the capital murder of Tara Munsey during an attempted sexual assault.
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((GARY DAVIS/THOMAS' BROTHER-IN-LAW: IF HE'S DONE THIS, IT'S NOT THE JEFF WE KNOW.)) [RUNS:03]))
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Coming up on News 7 at 6, we'll have more about Jeff Thomas from his family and their message to the family of Tara Munsey.

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The search continues for a girl in Nelson County who's been missing since yesterday morning.
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The search is going on in the Ball Mountain area ... in the eastern part of Nelson County.
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Eight year old Jackie Holden was last seen around nine- A-M Sunday near her home.
Dozens of searchers and their dog teams have been combing a densely-wooded area for the last 24 hours.
Authorities believe four of the family's dogs may still be with the little girl, and that gives them some reason to hope for the best.
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Brantley says the dogs may have kept Jackie warm enough to survive a night where temperatures dipped into the 20's, but searchers say it's urgent they find the girl before she spends another night in the woods.
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In New Hampshire, another story of a missing child-
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In this case- a ten year old boy-is found alive after spending the night missing on a ski slope.
Ryan Lanagan disappeared late last night after skiing off a trail and ending up in deep snow.
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Skiiers cheered as Ryan was brought down the Mountain-
The boy kept warm by burying himself in the snow- a tactic he apparently learned from his older brother.
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An overloaded electrical outlet sparked a Blacksburg apartment fire- ruining twelve peoples' homes this morning.


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The blaze broke out around ten-thirty in the 29-hundred building at Foxridge apartments.
Firefighters say it started in the third-floor apartment of a woman who had too many appliances plugged in to one electrical outlet.
The fire took out the roof and all four apartments on the top floor.
Apartments on the first and second floors had heavy water damage.
Damage is estimated at 300-thousand dollars.
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Roanoke Valley cable rates are going up next month.
Cox Communications says it's raising the standard-service rate by a dollar-59.
That means your bill for the popular basic-and-standard package goes up to 33-dollars a month.
But there will be two more channels: Discovery Health Network and the Cartoon Network.


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Guess who's back on TV tonight? Still ahead, we'll look ahead to the return of David Letterman.
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And just one day before the next big primary. It looks close as Bush and McCain grind it out in Michigan.
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George W. Bush and John McCain
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are in Michigan trying to get the vote out- on the eve of the presidential primary there.
Bush hit the road before dawn trying to squeeze in as much campaigning as possible-
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((I KNEW HE'D LIKE THIS HAT. ABSOLUTELY. I WEAR IT ALL THE TIME.))
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The former part owner of the Texas Rangers Baseball team got a warm welcome from an auto parts worker-
Meanwhile John McCain - who's been trying to woo the independent and democratic vote- talked about beating the odds against mainstream Republicans.
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((JOHN MCCAIN/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I'M JUST LIKE LUKE SKYWALKER- TRYING TO GET OUT OF THE DEATHSTAR. I'M TELLING YOU THEY'RE SHOOTING ME FROM EVERYWHERE. THEY'RE ALL AGAINST ME, GOVERNOR ENGLER, GOVERNOR BUSH, ALL THE SENATORS, BUT WE'RE GONNA KILL EM. WE'RE GETTING OUT OF THE DEAL AND W'ERE GONNA WIN IN THIS ELECTION.))
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Michigan's primary is just one of two tomorrow. McCain feels confident he'll win his home state of Arizona- but the Bush folks say they have a real chance of winning there too.
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David Letterman is back on late night television.
His first show since heart bypass surgery airs tonight.
They're not giving us much of an advance look at the show, but Bobbi Harley tells us what she knows.

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Music to help illustrate history .. it's a concept the Salem Museum will invoke this evening, and Patrick Evans has details.....
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The Salem Museum has been quite busy recently, opening a new art exhibit and preparing to host a special musical event in Salem this evening.
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Patrick Evans joins us from the Museum with more on how a trip to Mac & Bobs may expand your knowledge of history.
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A doctor who just joined Lewis-Gale Clinic could be the next one to leave. That story is just ahead on Healthcheck.

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And there's new evidence to suggest beer can be good for you and your heart .. in moderation.
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((IT'S GOOD TO KNOW THAT IT'S NOT GOING TO TAKE YEARS OFF YOUR LIFE BUT I STILL DON'T LOOK AT IT AS A HEALTH FOOD. ))
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Doctor Kaye Allen didn't show up for work today at the Lewis-Gale Clinic -- and she may not be coming back.
What makes her story different is: She just started working there last week.
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Allen replaced occupational medicine doctor Darrell Powledge.
Powledge is one of nearly 40 doctors to resign in recent months.
He was waiting out his 90-day notice when the clinic terminated him.
Allen was supposed to see the patients that used to see Powledge.
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The Lewis-Gale Clinic says Allen has not formally resigned yet ... but doesn't know if she's coming back.

The clinic says patient care has not been interrupted.[5-Blood-Bus]


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Virginia Blood Services is making sure there are no more excuses for not giving blood. A new bus is making it easier than ever to be a blood donor, you don't even have to leave home to do it. Tonya Flory explains.
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(( The new Virginia Blood Services bloodmobile pulls right up to the door of your house or business.
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((BOB OSTROM/VA BLOOD SERVICES MANAGER: WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IS NOT THE GREAT BIG COMPANIES THAT ARE ALREADY PARTICIPATING IN BLOOD DRIVES, BUT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE THE DESIRE TO DONATE, BUT DON'T HAVE THE HUGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE THAT MAKE UP A BIG BLOOD DRIVE SO WE WILL COME TO YOU.))
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Superior Windows in Roanoke took advantage of the convenience. Employee and first time donor Bruce Johnson says he felt comfortable rolling up his sleeve in the three bed bus.
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((ACTUALLY THAT WAS PRETTY GOOD. THANK YOU.))
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even though the process only takes about 20 minutes, compared to the usual hour, Johnson still had a little time to reflect.
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((BRUCE JOHNSON/DONOR: I STARTED THINKING ABOUT THE FACT THAT I MAY NEED IT SOMETIME.))
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V-B-S says someone right now needs this pint that Johnson is donating.
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((BRUCE JOHNSON/DONOR: I THOUGHT MAYBE SOMETIMES IT'S GOING TO SIT ON THE SHELF AND NEVER GET USED, BUT HE SAID IT'LL BE USED WITHIN 10 DAYS. WHICH DOES MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE, YOU'RE NOT GIVING SOMETHING FOR NOTHING.))
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((CLAPS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MY PLEASURE.))
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and while Johnson can get right back to work, he knows that his donation will be going to work soon too. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check. ))














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Danville police officers say they've seen too many children improperly buckled up.
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Although Child Safety Awareness was last week, the department felt like they need to continue educating parents this week. At Park Avenue Elementary School, an officer handed out literature and instructed parents on child seat belt safety.
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((STEVE ANDERSON/DANVILLE POLICE OFFICER: WHAT WE ARE DOING NOW IS LAUNCHING PUBLIC EDUCATION AGAIN TO GET THE PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS' ATTENTION SO THEY WON'T GET A TICKET.))
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Officers say most of the problems they're seeing are with child safety seats.

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Please don't overdo it when you hear this ... there is more evidence that drinking beer in moderation can be good for your body.
Both the healthy grains and alcohol content in beer can help some people reduce their risk of heart attack.
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A new medical study in Dallas says beer is just as beneficial as red wine, when it comes to heart disease.
One or two glasses of suds a day can lower the rate of coronary disease by 30 to 40 per cent.
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((DR. MARGO DENKE/UNIV. OF TEXAS: BEER IN MODERATION IS GOOD FOR YOU AS PART OF AN OVERALL DIET. SO IF YOU WANT A BEVERAGE WITH YOUR DINNER MEAL AND YOUR NOT PLANNING ON GOING OUT AND DRIVE YOUR CAR. IT MIGHT HELP RELAX YOU AT THE END OF THE DAY.))
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Of course, too much of a good thing can be very bad. More than two glasses a day and all bets are off.
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And researchers say anyone with a history of alcoholism should not start drinking as a way to help the heart.

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Welcome folks to a brand new work week and the end of the men's Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament.
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Tonight at seven, area basketball fans will have a chance to see the only unbeaten team in American as 26-and-0 Hampden-Sydney takes on rival Roanoke College for the ODAC title.
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Hampden-Sydney beat Roanoke handily in both meetings during the regular season, but the Tigers Tony Shaver knows topping Roanoke three times in the same season will not be an easy task.
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Tickets are just five dollars at the door at the Salem Civic Center, with much of the proceeds helping local charities in the Roanoke Valley through the help of Salem Rotary Club.


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Periodically, we like to bring you news concerning sports collectibles and trading cards, and with the NASCAR season now underway we want to show you what the Upper Deck company calls the sports card for the 21st century.
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This is the new digital "Power deck" card that is actually a CD. The cards are no bigger than a credit card, but once you pop them into your CD rom drive they come alive with animated statistics, multiple photos of the featured driver, real race highlights and even driver interviews.
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Earnhardt, his son, Dale Junior, Rusty Wallace and Tony Stewart are the four drivers featured in the collectible Power Deck cards. The odds of getting a "Power Deck CD", is one out of every 23 packs of Upper Deck Victory Circle 2000 cards.
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Coming up tonight at six, Steve Mason will the latest from Hampden-Sydney and Roanoke College as both teams arrive at the Salem Civic Center for tonight's big ODAC final that tips-off at seven. Take Care everybody and have a safe night. [go to break]

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So you just inherited a million dollars and you're looking for that special experience. "Ultimate Bid" certainly provides that opportunity. Patrick Evans explains in our website of the day.
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How do three days for four at the Grammys with great seats, backstage passes and a meeting with Gloria Estafan sound? SOLD for 11 thousand dollars. A round of golf with Arnold Palmer? 9 days left to bid. Right now you have to beat five thousand.
Ultimate Bid says 80 to 90 per cent of the funds received go to favored charities of the people and organizations offering these and similar experiences in sports, entertainment, travel, and adventure.
You can find a link to "Ultimate Bid" on our web page at WDBJ7-dot-com. Just click the Webwatch logo .. and watch your wallet.
I'm Patrick Evans.
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