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Authorities are on the lookout for two teenagers who escaped last night from the Natural Bridge Juvenile Detention Center. It's not clear hear how the two made their getaway.
State Police say the escapees are two white males ages 15 and 16.
Both were being held at the facility on various charges ranging from breaking and entering to grand and petty larceny.
There's no other information is available at this time.

[7Salem-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Three people are recovering from injuries ... after two cars collided in Salem.
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It happened yesterday at the intersection of Lynchburg Turnpike and Hemlock. Police say the teenage driver of a black Ford failed to yield the right of way to an Oldsmobile. The driver of the Ford and another juvenile passenger, as well as a woman in the Oldsmobile were taken to the hospital .. Police say their injuries are NOT life-threatening. So far, no charges have been filed.
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[7Inaugural]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kwe]
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Some Roanoke Valley Republicans are making plans to head for Washington later this week.
They'll be in the capitol to witness the inauguration of our next president on Saturday.
We have more from Kate Weidaw.
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[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor;:13]
[SUPER=01-Ed Lynch/Roanoke Co. Republican Party;:46]
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((George W. Bush is just days away from becoming the 43rd President of the United States. And newly-elected Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith is days away from attending his first Presidential inauguration.

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((RALPH SMITH: I EXPECT IT TO BE QUITE A CROSS SECTION OF THE COUNTRY GOING TO THE SWEARING IN CEREMONIES AND I THINK WHEN WE GET TO THE INAUGURAL BALL SATURDAY NIGHT IT WILL BE MORE PARTISAN.))
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But this years' inauguration is expected to draw plenty opposition. The largest number of protesters since Richard Nixon's 1973 inauguration are planning to be at the nations capital. But the Chairman of Roanoke County's Republican Party says that will just make things more exciting.

[SOT 4:54:38]
[INQ=]

((ED LYNCH/ROANOKE CO. REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN: I THINK IT WILL BE MORE INTENSE ON THE PART OF THE REPUBLICANS WE HAD TO FIGHT FOR THIS NOT ONLY THROUGH A VERY LONG CAMPAIGN BUT THEN THROUGH ALL THE EFFORTS OF THE DEMOCRATS TO STEAL THE VICTORY IN FLORIDA.))
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Ed Lynch predicts Bush will pleasantly surprise the American people when he takes office, despite the fact that debates over this years' election process continue.

[SOT 4:55:33]
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((ED LYNCH: I THINK BUSH IS LIKELY TO DO A LOT BETTER THEN MANY PEOPLE WOULD THINK IN THIS SITUATION BECAUSE HE'S BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE IN TEXAS HE HAD AN EQUALLY DIVIDED SENATE HE HAD A CLOSELY DIVIDED HOUSE, IT'S A SITUATION WHERE HE EXCELS.))
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And when Bush takes the podium on Saturday his speech is expected to "set a healing tone to call on the best of the country.'' Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))



[7Weather]


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Our week is getting off to a warm start.
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Look for partly sunny skies today. It will be breezy, but quite mild for this time of year, with a high in the mid to upper 50's in most areas.
Tonight, mostly clear skies, lows generally in the low to mid 30's.
And checking the extended forecast ..

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=News 7 Morning Report]


Authorities are trying to track down two teenagers who escaped last night from the Natural Bridge Juvenile Detention Center. State Police say the escapees are two white males ages 15 and 16.
It's not clear hear how the two made their getaway.

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[WRITER=kwe]
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Their new bridge may be nearly complete ... but the group that helped make it possible is disbanding. The bridge will link the town of Eagle Rock with route 220 in Botetourt County.
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Members of the Eagle Rock Improvement Association say they're happy they fought to replace the bridge, because the movement led to a beautification drive for the area.
But there has been a lack of interest in the group since it formed three years ago.
They're expected decide whether to disband on Thursday.
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[45Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jmc]
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The National Football League should formally indicate today that Michael Vick will be accepted as an undergraduate in this year's draft.
Vick's decision to leave Virginia Tech for the N-F-L made headlines last week.
But some of our viewers were not happy with how we handled the news.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News-7's Feedback .
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((A celebrated football player leaving school early to become a top draft pick is one of those events just about everyone talks about.
But many of our viewers kicked us around for putting it in news.
A viewer from Moneta [Alice Swain] wrote: "During regular programming a special report came on, we thought it might be a plane crash, earthquake or a report about the presidential race. But no, it had to do with Va. Tech's Michael Vick going pro. I think this has gotten way out of hand. A special report for this. Thank God the season is over."
From Buena Vista [David McCormick] came these comments: "Michael Vick-Michael Vick!!! Geez o flip! Get over it! This is about as interesting a subject to me as a cup of warm spit!"
And from Buchanan [Ralph Shanks]: "Everyone seems to be bragging on Michael Vick. Does [he] win all the games by himself and all of the other players just go along for the ride?...If it wasn't for Michael Vick would VT still have a ball team? I think they would."
No matter whether you're a Hokie or a Hoo, we'd like to hear from you.
The News-7 mailing address is PO box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
Email address: news@wdbj7.com.
And for an online discussion, go to our home page, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
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[45Weather]


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Our January thaw is still with us as we begin the week.
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We have partly sunny skies in the forecast today. It will be breezy, but mild, with a high in the mid to upper 50's in most areas.
Tonight, mostly clear skies, lows generally in the low to mid 30's.
And checking the extended forecast ..

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=News7 Morning Report]


Two teenagers escaped from the Natural Bridge Juvenile Detention Center last night and they are still on the loose.
State Police say the escapees are two white males ages 15 and 16.
Both were being held at the facility on various charges ranging from breaking and entering to grand and petty larceny.

There's no other information is available at this time.[8Inauguration]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-43; 1:42:30]
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Some local Republicans won't be watching the Presidential inauguration on T-V..
They're making the trip to witness the historic event in Washington first hand.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor;:13]
[SUPER=01-Ed Lynch/Roanoke Co. Republican Party;:46]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:27]
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[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke.]


((George W. Bush is just days away from becoming the 43rd President of the United States. And newly-elected Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith is days away from attending his first Presidential inauguration.

[SOT 4:51:26]
[INQ=]

((RALPH SMITH: I EXPECT IT TO BE QUITE A CROSS SECTION OF THE COUNTRY GOING TO THE SWEARING IN CEREMONIES AND I THINK WHEN WE GET TO THE INAUGURAL BALL SATURDAY NIGHT IT WILL BE MORE PARTISAN.))
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But this years' inauguration is expected to draw plenty opposition. The largest number of protesters since Richard Nixon's 1973 inauguration are planning to be at the nations capital. But the Chairman of Roanoke County's Republican Party says that will just make things more exciting.

[SOT 4:54:38]
[INQ=]

((ED LYNCH/ROANOKE CO. REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN: I THINK IT WILL BE MORE INTENSE ON THE PART OF THE REPUBLICANS WE HAD TO FIGHT FOR THIS NOT ONLY THROUGH A VERY LONG CAMPAIGN BUT THEN THROUGH ALL THE EFFORTS OF THE DEMOCRATS TO STEAL THE VICTORY IN FLORIDA.))
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Ed Lynch predicts Bush will pleasantly surprise the American people when he takes office, despite the fact that debates over this years' election process continue.

[SOT 4:55:33]
[INQ=]

((ED LYNCH: I THINK BUSH IS LIKELY TO DO A LOT BETTER THEN MANY PEOPLE WOULD THINK IN THIS SITUATION BECAUSE HE'S BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE IN TEXAS HE HAD AN EQUALLY DIVIDED SENATE HE HAD A CLOSELY DIVIDED HOUSE, IT'S A SITUATION WHERE HE EXCELS.))
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And when Bush takes the podium on Saturday his speech is expected to "set a healing tone to call on the best of the country.'' Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))



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[WRITER=mce]
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This week, the Virginia Senate will likely vote on a law that would make it illegal for passengers to have an open container of alcohol inside a vehicle. Drinking alcohol while driving is already a misdemeanor. But legislation proposed by Senator Thomas Norment would make possession of an open container of booze by passengers in a car or truck a traffic offense. Opponents say adults should be able to enjoy a drink, as long as they have a designated driver.


[8Weather]


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[WRITER=ejo]
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Temperatures begin the week well above normal .. but that will probably change by the weekend.
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We have partly sunny skies in the forecast today. It will be breezy, but mild, with a high in the mid to upper 50's in most areas.
Tonight, mostly clear skies, lows generally in the low to mid 30's.
And checking the extended forecast ..