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Next on News 7 at 5, a school bus driver is arrested carrying a shot gun after his missing bus full of children is found more than a hundred miles off route.
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Also gas service is disrupted for some local residents. Now workers have the tedious job of fixing the problem.
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A mild Thursday will be replaced with a cooler Friday as a front crosses our region tonight. That will end the threat of rain as well. Details coming up.

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Also today, the American accused of assisting the Taliban appears in a Virginia courtroom,
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and a man is arrested after he admits he got a knife through security at the Greensboro airport.
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A frightening day for parents and students- A man with a gun takes a bus full of children on a 150 mile ride- to a different state.
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The children started out the day in Pennsylvania- on a bus that was supposed to take them to school.
Instead they wound up miles away in Maryland-
As Aleen Sirgany reports parents waited for hours not knowing where the bus or their children were.
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((It was a long and anxious wait for parents when the bus carrying their kids to Berks Christian Middle School in Oley .. Pa. mysteriously disappeared this morning. School officials called the police when attendance records showed that 13 children did not show up for class. Robert Becker/Berks School Administrator "I told them the bus that was missing. Most of them know who's on those busses but I did list out the names of all 13 so they knew who they were." About 5 hours later the bus and the children, ranging in age from 6 to 16, were discovered in a store parking lot in Prince Georges County, MD. . Police officers on the scene said that the driver was armed with a rifle and gave no reason for the abduction.
He simply exited the bus, approached the police and turned himself in. Milton Chabla/Police Office Prince Georges County "No indication he threatened the children...." The children seemed calm after the ordeal....watching with interest as more police arrived. Officials are still trying to piece together the motive for the abduction...and the parents are relieved no one hurt.))


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Gas service for about 5-hundred residents in the Town of Pulaski is back on although more than a thousand are still without it because of a malfunction.
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United Cities Gas officials say the problem started last night and they don't know what caused it. Homes in town limits are without heat and businesses like the Master Chef are trying to stay open without cooking gas.
To fix the problem, crews turn off the system, purge the lines, and relight each pilot light.
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((JUDY MOSS/UNITED CITIES GAS SPOKESMAN; WERE GOING DOOR TO DOOR HOUSE TO HOUSE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS AND GOING IN THE HOUSE AND MAKING SURE THE SYSTEM THAT THE GAS IS BROUGHT BACK SAFELY RELIGHTING THE PILOTS.))
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Officials say it be a while until everyone has service. Three Pulaski schools closed for day because they don't have heat. Crews from Tennessee and Georgia are helping local workers fix the problem.
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The American accused of working with the Taliban has started his journey through the justice system.
Teri Okita is at the courthouse in Alexandria with the latest on John Walker Lindh.
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((TRACK: 20-YEAR-OLD JOHN WALKER LINDH LOOKED LIKE A DIFFERENT MAN: CLEAN-SHAVEN AND DRESSED IN A GREEN PRISONER'S OUTFIT WHEN HE APPEARED BEFORE A FEDERAL MAGISTRATE.

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He was informed of charges against him and penalties and his rights
TRACK: THE CHARGES INCLUDE CONSPIRACY TO KILL FELLOW AMERICANS, PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS AND ENGAGING IN ACTIONS WITH THE TALIBAN. HE COULD FACE LIFE IN PRISON.

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John did not take up arms. Did not mean to harm any American and never did harm any American. John is innocent of these charges.
TRACK: HIS PARENTS STAND LOYALLY BEHIND HIM, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HIS CAPTURE, THEY SPOKE FACE TO FACE FOR 45 MINUTES WITH THEIR SON. ONLY THIS TIME, BEHIND A GLASS PARTITION.
TRACK: THE DEFENSE IS EXPECTED TO ARGUE THAT JOHN WALKER LINDH WAS DENIED A LAWYER FROM AS FAR BACK AS DECEMBER 2ND, WHEN THEY SAY HE FIRST REQUESTED ONE. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS OTHERWISE.

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John Walker chose to join terrorists, and chose to waive his right to an attorney, both orally and in writing before his statement to the FBI.
TRACK: JOHN WALKER LINDH REMAINS IN CUSTODY UNTIL HIS DETENTION HEARING ON FEBRUARY 6TH. HIS LAWYER SAYS THE PUBLIC DOESN'T KNOW THE TRUE STORY...BUT WILL LEARN IT DURING THE TRIAL.

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the American people love trials. That's why there's so many on television. Don't miss this trial.
STAND-UP: JOHN WALKER LINDH'S ATTORNEYS SAY HE'S IN GOOD PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL CONDITION. HIS COURT APPEARANCE WAS BRIEF, THE FIRST OF MANY COURT DATES TO COME.))


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We all know that you're not supposed to carry knives on airplanes, but apparently one man got on a flight in Greensboro with a three inch blade.
Not only that, the man called a radio station talk show on his lay-over in Pittsburgh to tell them he had a knife on the plane.
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The man then got on his U-S Airways flight to Columbus.. and when he arrived- he was arrested.
37-year old Robert Hedrick reportedly told the radio station he had a knife concealed in his belt when he went through security in Greensboro.
A listener called police and Hedrick was arrested carrying a hunting knife- He's charged with carrying a concealed weapon on an aircraft. Bond is set at half a million dollars.
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The mother of an eight-year-old girl who was found near death in a filthy closet has pled guilty in the case.
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The trial for Barbara Atkinson ended suddenly today when she admitted she withheld food from daughter and kept her in a closet for months.
The girl weighed just 25 pounds at the time when she was rescued in June, but her health has been improving since.
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Barbara Atkinson faces a sentence of five years to life. Her ex-husband still faces charges in the crime.
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State lawmakers pass legislation aimed at helping small gas stations. We'll have the details after this break.
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[VO] Also we'll tell you why a former auditor for Enron did not have much to say today as he appeared before Congress.
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A judge in Lynchburg ruled today that saying grace before dinners at the state-supported Virginia Military Institute is unconstitutional.
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Cadets have been holding the prayer ceremonies since the '50s. Each night before dinner, a member of the corps would read a non-demoninational prayer.
The A-C-L-U filed a lawsuit last May on behalf of two cadets who complained about the prayers.
U-S District Judge Norman Moon called the ceremonies a state-sponsored religious exercise.
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A spokeswoman for V-M-I says all school prayers will be discontinued starting tonight.

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Opponents say it will only make a tank of gas more expensive, but today the State Senate approved legislation that would outlaw predatory pricing at the pump.
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The legislation is directed at low-cost chains such as Sheetz.
Small independent gasoline retailers claim they're being driven out of business by chains that are selling gasoline below cost.
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((SEN. KEN STOLLE/R- VIRGINIA BEACH: THIS BILL WOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY IF IT DID NOT RAISE THE PRICE OF GAS. MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, IF YOU VOTE FOR THIS BILL, YOU'RE GOING TO RAISE THE PRICE OF GAS.)) ((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R- CHATHAM: IF I THOUGHT THIS BILL PRODUCED ANY UNFAIR COMPETITION IN THE MARKETPLACE, MY NAME WOULD NOT BE ON IT. IF I THOUGHT IT INCREASED THE PRICE OF GASOLINE, MY NAME WOULD NOT BE ON IT. WHAT THIS BILL DOES IS ALLOW PEOPLE TO COMPETE FAIRLY.))
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Sen. Hawkins' bill passed on a vote of 22 to 13. It now goes to the House of Delegates.
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A former Auditor at Arthur Anderson accounting pleads the fifth today.
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David Duncon had nothing to say to congressional investigators.
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((MR. DUNCAN: I RESPECTFULLY DECLINE TO ANSWER THE QUESTION BASED ON MY RIGHTS IN THE CONSTITUION OF THE UNITED STATES.))
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Last week Enron fired Duncan because of his alleged role in shredding documents.
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((MR. DUNCAN ENRON ROBBED THE BAN AND ARTHUR ANDERSON PROVIDED THE GETAWAY CAR AND THEY SAY YOU WERE AT THE WHEEL.))
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This hearing is the first of almost a dozen by Congress- the public eye will also be on the politicians.
Political watchdog groups claim three fourths of the Senators on Capitol Hill and nearly half of all house members received Enron Campaign contributions.
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The F-D-A also recently approved a new pacemaker. This one does more to actually improve the condition of the heart. Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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If popcorn is not enough to satisfy your movie time munchies, Jacey Birch has the place for you. [Live Microwave Full]
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Movie goers with a big appetite for the big screen now have a place to watch and eat.
The former Cinema Grill is now the newly-named Cinema Cafe... where owners say you get second run movies with first rate food.
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Jacey Birch is checking out the latest flicks and food for us.
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Next on the newscast, the Federal Reserve has good news for investors on Wall Street,
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and then a little later, we'll see how some local artists are hanging their masterpieces on a different kind of wall.
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Stocks gained ground today for a second straight session on some decent earnings news and positive remarks about the economy from the Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Welcome everybody to the Thursday ticker.
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The Roanoke Dazzle is home tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center playing the exact same team it met in its last home game last Friday night - the Columbus Riverdragons. The Riverdragons shot just 39 percent from the floor last Friday, yet still beat the Dazzle 85-to-57.
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Tonight's game tips off at the Roanoke Civic Center at 7. We'll have highlights for you tonight on News 7 at 11.

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Many of the area's top wrestling teams are gearing up for this weekends Big Orange Wrestling tournament over at William Byrd.
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Christiansburg is among the favorites to win the Big Orange title.
The Blue Demons have tasted victory before in the tournament but when the best from the area get together on the mats anything could happen.
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Dresser admits that the biggest meet of the season for the Blue Demons will take place February 9-th in Grundy.
But he says the team is focused on the Big Orange because its the next meet on the schedule.
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The Big Orange gets underway tomorrow at William Byrd and we'll have more on the Blue Demon Wrestling tournament at six.

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The VMI men's basketball team roll into Charlottesville tonight for battle with 7th ranked UVa. We'll get you some highlights from this one as well tonight on News 7 at 11.
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Plus, coming up tonight at the top of the hour, Steve Mason will show us how the Cavalier freshmen are growing up quickly. Take care everybody and have a safe night. [go to break]

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Some Hollins University students are giving Roanoke the gift of art.
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As a part of January Term, six art students created murals to hang on the Grandin Theater Foundation.
The project, funded by the Greater Raleigh Court Civic League, is the fourth installation in the Grandin Road area.
Their professor said the class gives the students life experience while improving the community.
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((BILL WHITE/HOLLINS ART PROFESSOR: AND I THINK HAVING ART WHERE YOU LIVE, THAT YOU PASS EVERYDAY IN A CASUAL KIND OF WAY, IS KIND OF IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE COMMUNITY. AND I THINK THAT'S REALLY WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO PROVIDE.))
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The students also did a mural for the Brian Center Nursing Home in Fincastle this month.
White said he hopes to continue the project in the future.
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