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Today on News 7, two days of questions end with an emotional request from Patsy Ramsey.
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And e-toys is already expanding. That should mean more e-business for Southside.
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Once again, rain will be the highlight of the forecast through the rest of the work week. Details ahead.

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On healthcheck, a young bone marrow drive success story heads home.
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And metronomes aren't just for music teachers anymore. Learn how they're helping many people overcome learning disabilities.
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((I just hope Chief Beckner, whatever obstacles are in your way that made you think I killed my child .. I want to help you get over that.))
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The parents of Jon Benet Ramsey finish two days of questioning. Now police must decide if what they heard can help their case.
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Two days of police questions for JonBenet Ramsey's parents have come to an end in Atlanta.
John and Patsy Ramsey say they also offered some leads that could help find their daughter's killer.
Jennifer Jones reports on the case that will soon be four years old.
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((Boulder authorities left their 2 day interview session making no comment...while john and patsy ramsey talked freely about what it was like facing the Boulde Police Chief Mark Beckener and a team of 7 investigators.

sot: John Ramsey

"I TOLD THE POLICE THANKS, THE LAST THING WE WANT IS FOR THIS TO END UP IN SOME FILE DRAWER SOMEWHERE."
JonBenet was found murdered the basement of the ramsey boulder colorado home in dec. of 19-96. since then, the couple has remained under a cloud of suspicion in the unsolved murder. Although authorities spent hours questioning the two this week, most of the time was spent drilling Patsy Ramsey.

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"WELL I JUST HOPE CHIEF BECKNER, WHATEVER OBSTACLES IN YOUR WAY THAT MAKE YOU BELIEVE THAT I KILLED MY CHILD, I WANT TO HELP YOU GET OVER THAT.".
Attorney Lin Wood says his clients have fully cooperated with authorities and now that their questions have been answered..Wood says its time investigators move forward with the case.

sot: Lin Wood/Ramseys Attorney
(time for Boulder police to look else where)



(JENNIFER JONES STANDUP ...to come)))


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Authorities in Montgomery County are launching a search for a hiker missing since Saturday.
Deputies say the 23-year old man was dropped off by his mother at a trail-head near Blacksburg that morning.
He was expected to return Sunday but never showed up.
We'll have more on this developing story on News 7 at Six.

[5-Etoys]


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Big economic news on two local fronts today.
We'll start with E-toys ... which will soon have more room to store its toys.
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Governor Gilmore and other political figures announced a multi-million dollar expansion for the online toy company in Pittsylvania County.
The ceremony was complete with a groundbreaking and ribbon cutting for the two distribution buildings that cover more than one million square feet.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, DANVILLE COMMUNITY OUT TO BE ON THE CUTTING EDGE IN THE FUTURE OF THE STATE. WITH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IT WILL HELP US REMAIN IN THE CUTTING EDGE.))
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The dot-com company says having the distribution site in Pittsylvania County will help get their products faster to their customers for the holiday season.
We'll hear from eToys workers at six.
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In Botetourt County, a new company will be moving in. The average pay ... twelve dollars an hour.
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Altec Industries makes cherry-pickers for A-E-P trucks and other companies worldwide. It plans to build a plant on 36 acres in Botetourt's Greenfield industrial park -- investing 12 and a half million dollars and hiring 150 people over the next three years.
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((JON STYSLINGER/ALTEC INDUSTRIES: BOTETOURT COUNTY HAS ONE OF THE GREATEST SITES WE WERE ABLE TO LOOK AT. OF COURSE THE TRAINING FACILITY HERE AT BOTETOURT, YOU COMBINE THAT WITH THE WELL QUALIFIED WORKFORCE VIRGINIA OFFERS.))
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Botetourt specializes in transportation-related companies, with five so far. The county gave Altec 36 acres to move in, and the state threw in 700-thousand-dollars in grants. The building should be ready next year.
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A new weather satellite may do more than just help forecast the weather.
It also carries search and rescue instruments that could help locate pilots and mariners in distress.
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((AJAY MEHTA/NAT'L OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION: THE MORE THE SATELLITE YOU HAVE ORBITING THE QUICKER YOU'LL BE DETECTED AND LOCATED SO IT'LL REDUCE THE TIME OF SURVIVORS IN THE WATER OR PLANE CARSH VICTIMS STRANDED BY AN AIRPLANE.))
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The new satellite will track global weather patterns and measure ozone levels- giving forecasters a new way of seeing data.
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((WE GET A THREE DIMINESIONAL VIEW OF ATMOSPHERIC THAT PROVIDES US WITH A LOT OF MAJOR FACTORS WE NEED TO HELP FORECAST THE WEATHER.))
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The satellite is called (Noah-ELL) NOAA-L.
It'll be launched next month from Van Denberg Air Force base in California.
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[WXPRO/FULL] WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST FIVE DAY FORECAST

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Gay pride activists say it's time for their own special license plate. That story is still ahead on News 7 at 5.
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And the Firestone recall starts to hit autoworkers where it counts. They're losing their jobs till further notice.
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The Firestone tire recall isn't just hurting consumers and the company- it's now hurting automobile workers-
Ford and its suppliers are laying off employees because there aren't enough tires to put on vehicles.
Drew Levinson has more.
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((At at least four factories where they either make parts or assemble Ford Explorers hundreds of workers are being laid off indefinitely. This comes in the wake of Bridgestones recall of six and a half million tires. The tires earmarked for those vehicles will now serve as replacements. AND BECAUSE OF THE URGENT NEED FOR MORE TIRES, BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE IS SPEEDING UP THE PROCESS. ITS BOOSTING PRODUCTION IN JAPAN BY 650-THOUSAND TIRES. THE COMPANY IS CHARTERING A JUMBO JET TO BRING THOSE TIRES TO THE UNITED STATES BEGINNING MONDAY. Thats in addition to the two-thousand Japanese made tires Bridgestone has sent to the United States on scheduled flights. And Monday night Fords CEO Jack Nasser went on national television to announce three other tire companies are increasing their output. TO DOUBLE THEIR CAPACITY AND HELP MAKE REPLACEMENT TIRES AVAILABLE SOONER. To prepare for next weeks hearing Congressional investigators met with executives from Ford and Bridgestone-Firestone. On the Early Show the committees chairman was not pleased with the way the recall was handled. REP. BILLY TAUZIN/ ( R ) LOUISIANA: ITS BEEN A TERRIBLE MESS AND FRANKLY WEVE GOT TO FIND OUT WHY AND WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING TO MAKE SURE IT DOESNT HAPPEN AGAIN. Executives from the automaker and the tire manufacturer are expected to testify at that hearing.As for the autoworkers; theyll be back at their jobs once there are enough replacements to fill the need.Drew Levinson, CBS News, Detroit.))

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Virginia has one for Harley owners.
and one for bowlers.
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Why NOT a commemorative license plate to express gay pride in the Commonwealth?
The Richmond Pride Coalition is proposing one for General Assembly approval.
The Family Foundation is already opposed.
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((ROBIN DEJARNETTE/FAMILY FOUNDATION: I THINK IT'S INCONSISTENT WITH VIRGINIA'S PUBLIC POLICY. VIRGINIA HAS A VERY STRONG PUBLIC POLICY ON THE ISSUE OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN TERMS OF THE BAN THEY PLACED IN 1998 ON SAME SEX MARRIAGES. SODOMY IS STILL A FELONIOUS ACT IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))17
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((SHIRLEY LESSER/VIRGINIANS FOR JUSTICE: HOMOSEXUALITY IS NOT ILLEGAL IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. HOMOSEXUALITY IS A STATE OF BEING. AND A STATE OF BEING IS NOT ILLEGAL ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES. WHAT IS ILLEGAL IS A BEHAVIOR. AND THAT BEHAVIOR IS SODOMY. WHICH IS EQUALLY ILLEGAL FOR HETEROSEXUALS AS FOR HOMOSEXUALS.))20
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The Richmond Pride Coalition has yet to find a politician to sponsor the "Virginia Pride" plate in the legislature.






[5-Math-Scores]


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Who says schools aren't up to par? The latest S-A-T scores are in, and high school students are at their highest level on math scores since 1969.
Verbal scores held steady.
The Educational Testing Service attributed the increase in math scores to college bound high school students takin

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Singing the hottest tunes can be fun ... but how about bringing your voice to the music that never goes out of style? Jacey Birch is at the Jefferson Center.
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Daily singing in the shower may now have a payoff.
If you think your vocal chords have the potential for the bigtime... you might first want to give your singing a shot here in Roanoke.
Jacey Birch is live at the Jefferson Center where the Roanoke Symphony Chorus is holding its annual auditions.

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The Hokies start thinking about football again, instead of the weather. Mike Stevens is ready with our two-minute ticker.
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And on health check, living proof that bone marrow drives can work. This young success story heads home.
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Bone marrow drives cannot always find successful matches, but they do increase the chances.
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A young boy who made headlines earlier this year with bone marrow drives .. is back home after a successful bone marrow transplant.
Nicolas Hanson recently turned five years old ... and he has "Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia".
He returned to his San Diego area home yesterday, almost four months after a bone marrow transplant in Seattle, and with much greater chances of living a full life.
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[5-Electa]


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The network of hospitals known as Columbia Healthcare of Southwest Virginia is changing its name.
The network will now be called Electa Healthcare -Your Hospitals of Choice.
Hospital officials want to reassure patients that is simply a name change and no other changes will be taking place.
Alleghany Regional Hospital, Clinch Valley Medical Center, Lewis-Gale Medical Center, Montgomery Regional Hospital and Pulaski County Hospital are all part of the network.

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A new computer based technology is helping children and adults to learn and perform better.
It's called Interactive Metronome.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us more about the benefits of the therapy.
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Jean, Musical Metronome was traditionally used by musicians to help them play better, but now some therapists say it can also help those who have learning disabilities and motor coordination problems.
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8 year old Emily Smith is a playful child like many kids her age. But when it came to the classroom her mother says she was lagging behind because she has auditory processing disorder.
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((DEBRA SMITH/MOTHER: IT TAKES HER A LOT LONGER TO PROCESS THINGS THAN OTHER CHILDREN. SO THEY WOULD BE MUCH QUICKER AT IT. BUT NOW SHE'S ABLE TO PROCESS UP TO THE SPEED THAT THEY'RE ABLE TO ))
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And Emily's mother says she believes that's because of the Interactive Metronome Therapy her daughter received at the Center for Rehabilitation and Development in Bedford.
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((DEBRA SMITH: DURING THE TIME SHE WAS AT SUMMER SCHOOLS THEY HAD EXPERIENCED A MAJOR DIFFERENCE FROM WHEN SHE WAS AT SCHOOL JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO FOR REGULAR SCHOOL SESSION. SHE'S ABLE TO RAISE HER HAND ANSWER QUESTION, FOLLOW ALONG, HER ATTENTION WAS MUCH BETTER, SHE WAS REALLY INVOLVED IN THE CLASSROOM))
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With the Interactive Metronome therapy the patient listens to a beat, and then tries to tap her hand or stomp her feet along with that beat.
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((ADITI SILVERSTEIN/SPEECH PATHOLOGIST: THIS IS ACTUALLY CHANGING THE BRAIN, ACTUALLY CHANGING THE WAY THE BRAIN PROCESS INFORMATION, THE WAY THE BRAIN IS WORKING WITH MOTOR MOVEMENTS ))
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To Emily it might seem all like fun a games. But she's actually developing attention and coordination skills that will keep her up to speed when it comes to the classroom.
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This therapy has also been tried on athletes to help them improve their skills. [2 shot-Jean & Joy]

Jean,[5-Web-Day]


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If you ever wanted a "virtual metronome", a search for on-line metronomes brings us to our Web Site of the Day. It's free, and the download takes just a few seconds on most computers.
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This metronome runs the whole range, starting with the slowest of speeds and heading up through all the Italian-named cadences. After "prestissimo", forget the Italian, it's the "head-banging" pace.
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[TAKE WEB DAY FS]
For a direct link, log onto our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com, and click the "Web Site of the Day".
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Time now for the Tuesday Two Minute Ticker that finds Mike Stevens in Blacksburg, where things are starting to get back to normal.
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[5-Virtual-Tours]


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Taking a tour of a new home is taking on an entirely new meaning.
Local Realtors are closing in on this new deal....
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They are called virtual tours and they give clients the opportunity to look at a house on-line.
E-selling helps customers to get a good look at a house before they take the time to visit it.
Many local realtors now using virtual tours say they are selling houses at a faster pace than ever before.
Some say they've even had to take on more staff members to keep up with the new demand.
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