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Today on News 7 at 5, authorities in California now say they believe an abducted seven year old girl is dead.
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And closer to home we will tell you why well diggers are getting new business, but are having to work harder for results.
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Thoughts of early spring will be dashed by a serious blast of cold air by Wednesday. The hard, cold numbers coming up.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Also today, we'll see how local radio operators are preparing for the next big emergency,
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and we will meet a 90 year old mechanic who loves to tackle big jobs in a small way.
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The San Diego County District Attorney today says he's concluded Danielle Van Dam is dead- killed by her abductor.

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((TODAY I'M ANNOUNCING THAT MY OFFICE WILL FILE ONE COUNT OF MURDER AGAINST DAVID WESTERFIELD FOR ABDUCTING AND KILLING 7-YEAR OLD DANIELLE VAN DAM.))
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Westerfield is already charged with kidnapping.
Now he will also face charges of murder.
While investigators have not found Danielle Van Dam's body- they say they believe she's dead-
Chris Lawrence with the latest now from San Diego.
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(( PAUL PFINGST /San Diego County District Attorney "I must conclude that Danielle Van Damme is no longer living, and was killed by her abductor." Danielle's parents discovered she was missing three weeks ago. Police say she was abducted from her 2nd floor bedroom in the family's San Diego home. Westerfield lives two doors down, and that night, he was at the same bar where Danielle's mother went out with friends. The next day, Westerfield took his motor home out to the beach and desert. "The special circumstance filed against David Westerfield is murder during a kidnapping. This charge carries with it a potential death penalty sentence, or a sentence of life without parole." Police say they found traces of the 7-year olds blood in his motor home and on Westerfields clothing. They also took child pornography from his home. But despite a massive search, Danielle's body has not been found. JOHN COOPER/VOLUNTEER SEARCHER: "The arrest helps, and I'm glad they did that. Obviously she needs to be found. The family needs closure." CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS: Something about how they've had four cases where no body was found, all led to guilty verdict.))

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A former NBA star is charged in a Valentine's Day shooting-
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Jayson Williams turned himself into New Jersey State Police this morning- in connection with the fatal shooting of a limousine driver-
The shooting happened on Williams Pennsylvania estate- Some reports claim the gun accidentally went off, but that has not been confirmed.
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There are also questions regarding a time line- and whether Williams allowed the man to bleed to death before authorities were called.
Williams works for NBC sports-
The former New Jersey Nets player is charged with manslaughter.
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Relatives of two sisters killed in a collision with a police car this weekend are preparing to say their goodbyes.
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72-year old Audrey Bryant St. Clair and 67-year old Onita (ah-NEE-ta) Bryant were returning to their Vinton home late Saturday night when their car was struck by a Vinton police cruiser. The two later died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Officer John Munsey, who said he'd been following a speeder at the time of the accident, suffered minor injuries.
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A U.S Marshall riding with Officer Munsey suffered a broken leg. Virginia State Police hope to have their investigation into the accident completed in a couple days and will turn their report over to the Roanoke County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. Vinton Police are also conducting their own investigation. Funeral services for St. Clair and Bryant are scheduled for tomorrow.
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A prolonged drought has left many residents who depend on wells for their water high and dry.
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Well drilling companies say business has tripled.
Richard Simmons Drilling estimates that about 80 percent of the company's jobs are drought related.
They have to dig deeper to find water ... in some cases down below one-thousand feet.
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((STEPHEN BROOKS/RICHARD SIMMONS DRILLING: BUSINESS IS GOOD, YES, BUT WHEN PEOPLE ARE OUT OF WATER, THEY HAVE THE PROBLEM AND WE'RE DOING THE BEST WE CAN TO KEEP UP WITH THEIR NEEDS. ))
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Two back to back droughts have placed the area's rainfall at about two feet below normal.
On News-7 at 6, we'll have the story of one man who's digging his SIXTH well in the hopes of finding water.
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Coming up next on the newscast, published reports say the F-B-I has identified a prime suspect in the Anthrax cases from last year.
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[VO] Also authorities are searching for the man who robbed a Roanoke bank this morning.
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Roanoke Police are still searching for a man who robbed the First Virginia Bank on Colonial Avenue this morning.
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Police say the man entered the bank armed with a silver handgun and demanded money.
He fled the scene on foot.
No word yet on how much he got away with. [PRE PRO]
Police describe the suspect as a White Male, 5-8 to 5-9 weighing approximately 200 pounds. Witnesses say the man looked to be between the ages of 25 and 35. He was wearing a green army jacket, a black ski mask, and older tennis shoes.
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The FBI tonight says contrary to published reports- it still does not have a prime suspect in last year's anthrax mailings-
The Washington Times reported today that the FBI is focusing on a former U-S scientist.
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((ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: I WISH IT WAS THAT EASY AND THAT SIMPLE. RIGHT NOW BUT UNFORTUNATELY THERE STILL ARE SEVERAL SUSPECTS. IT' S NOT AS IF THERE'S ONLY ONE AND SO THE FBI IS CONTINUING ITS INVESTIGATIVE EFFORTS.))
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Five people died and more than one dozen were infected from Florida to Washington DCTERMS... to New Jersey and New York.


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For our local communities to be ready for any kind of disaster, communication plans need to be in place. Officials say radio is often the best choice for emergency agencies to use to work with one another.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us with more on this...
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Jean, agencies rely on radio because phone lines can get jammed and if power is out many other ways of communication are unusable.
In those situations...there are radio operators in counties around our region that belong to a volunteer organization that's ready to step in....
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((Nats TC 35:09:10 "OK, WE HAVE A GOOD SIGNAL REPORT ON YOU." Amateur radio is a hobby for some, but for Brian Squibb it's much more. The Giles County resident is prepared to use his training in an emergency.
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((BRIAN SQUIBB/RACES RADIO OFFICER; I BECAME AN AMATEUR RADIO OPERATOR TO HELP. I WANTED TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS.))
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Squibb and 11 other volunteers in the county are members of the RAY-CEES organization.
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((BRIAN SQUIBB/RACES RADIO OFFICER; RACES WAS CREATED BACK IN 1952 BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS IN NATIONAL EMERGENCIES.))
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Squibb says its evolved over the years to serve local and state governments in a disaster. Giles County is a community planning for "what if" situations.
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((JOHN TALBOTT/GILES CO. ADMINISTRATOR; WE TRY TO DEVELOP CONTINGENCY PLANS, WHETHER IT WAS AN ACT OF TERRORISM WHETHER ITS SOME NATURAL DISASTER AND OF COURSE THE AMATEUR RADIO COMMUNITY IS S KEY COMPONENT OF THAT.))
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((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; RADIO COMMUNICATION BECOMES EVEN MORE IMPORTANT DURING A DISASTER BECAUSE AS IT DID ON 9-11 THE PHONE LINES GET JAMMED UP AND THE RADIO ALLOWS DIFFERENT AGENCIES TO COMMUNICATE.))
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((WITH THIS RADIO CAPABILITY THE FOLKS IN RICHMOND OR WHOEVER WE HAVE TO GO TO FOR ASSISTANCE ARE JUST A RADIO CALL AWAY.))
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((WE BECOME THE EARS AND VOICE OF GILES COUNTY IN A MAJOR DISASTER.))
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Squibb says if they are needed in a disaster, the national Ray-cees organization would activate the local groups.
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Jean, then members would work shifts to man the communications center.

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Coming up next Patrick Evans will see how the city of Roanoke is training its police officers...especially those with four legs.
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The Roanoke Police Academy is dedicated to helping officers be there best, but it's not just the human students that need training.
Patrick Evans looks inside a special school that has gone to the dogs, literally.
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Coming up following our Marketwatch report,
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we will show you the latest things in undergarments. They may be pretty, but they could make it hard to stick you your diet.
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Some optimistic corporate news and an upbeat economic report gave buyers a reason to rush back into the market, pushing stock pricess sharply higher.
Marketwatch reporter Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Men who want to give their wives some sweet nothing have something new to consider.
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The people who make the Wonderbra are creating a stir in Milan, Italy with their latest creation.
It's a chocolate bra. It is made from pure milk chocolate and trimmed with leaves made from white, dark and pink chocolate.
Even Wonderbra admits the undergarment is not very practical. It is not washable and would melt in warm climates.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the Two Minute Ticker for this Monday afternoon.
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We begin with some football news from the ACC concerning the University of North Carolina Tarheels. Standout quarterback Darian Durant announced this afternoon that he is leaving UNC.
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Durant read a statement to reporters at a news conference citing personal reasons for his departure. However, he declined to answer any questions. He would only say that the move has nothing to do with the Carolina coaches. Durant set single season freshman records for touchdowns, completions, yards and total offense last year. He says he isn't sure where he'll transfer to in the future.
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For the first time this season the Virginia Cavaliers have fallen completely out of the Associated Press Top 25 men's basketball poll. The Cavs loss to Ga. Tech on Saturday night was the final straw for pollsters. The Cavs who are 16-9, but just 6 and 8 in the ACC have now lost seven of their last nine games. To make matters worse they finish the regular season this Thursday at home against Duke and on Sunday night at Maryland. You would think UVa has to win at least one of those games to keep alive its hopes of playing in the NCAA tournament.



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The Cave Spring boys basketball team opens the Northwest Region tournament tomorrow night at home against Brooke Point.
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The Knights are 3 and 1 in their last four games since J.J. Redick's return. Cave Spring is hosting the regionals for the first time since 1997.
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That's it for the ticker, coming up at six an update on Michael Jordan's injury problems, see ya then everybody.

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The "Queen of the Damned" is the king of the box office.
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The vampire thriller starring the late R&B singer, Aaliyah (uh-LEE'-uh), debuted this weekend in the top spot. According to studio estimates, it took in just over 15 (M) million dollars. Young fans of Aaliyah helped give the film a big boost. Warner Brothers says women under 25 made up 30 to 40 percent of the movie's audience.
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" John Q" dropped from first to second place.
Kevin Costner's "Dragonfly" opened in third with a little over 10 million dollars.
The Peter Pan sequel, "Return to Neverland," was in fourth.
Britney Spear's "Crossroads" falls from second place last week all the way to fifth with seven million dollars.

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Most people who are lucky enough to reach the age of 90, want to take things a little slower than they used to.
That is not the case of an Oregon man. He's fine tuning his meticulous talents.
Jim Haworth has more.
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((AXEL NEILSON'S HARD AT WORK IN HIS MACHINE SHOP. HE'S WORKING ON PARTS, VERY SMALL PARTS FOR A TRACTOR.
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(This will be a gear when I get it done.)


THIS SELF TAUGHT ENGINEER WAS A DIESEL MECHANIC BEFORE HE RETIRED SO HE KNOWS THESE ENGINES INSIDE AND OUT.
bite: CG: Axel Neilsen/Engineering Genius

(I've been at it for 70 years teaching myself. But people ask me what

vocational school I attended, well I just never did.)
NATS: motor starts up
NEILSEN RECREATES THESE WORKING SCALE MODELS WITHOUT PLANS. LIKE THIS 1914 JOHN DEERE TRACTOR. HE FOUND THE REAL THING IN A FIELD UP NEAR HILLSBORO.
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(I just go up there and start measuring it up and just start making it.)


HE LIKES WORKING IN QUARTER SCALE. A SIX FOOT MAN WOULD BE 18 INCHES TALL AND HE COULD ACTUALLY DRIVE THIS FORD OUT THE DOOR.
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(The engine would run, it's got all the parts in it, the transmission

works and the rear end is completely operational.)
AXEL KNOWS IT TAKES SKILL AND CONCENTRATION TO CREATE THESE MECHANICAL WORKS OF ART. AND HE WORRIES ABOUT THE DECLINING DEMAND FOR PRECISION AND PERFECTION IN MANUFACTURING.
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(You'll find there's lots of mechanics whose attitude is that's good

enough, but pretty soon good enough gets worse.)
AXEL TURNS 90 NEXT WEEK. WITH TWO OR THREE PROJECTS JUST UNDERWAY HE'S HOPING HE CAN SEE THEM THRU. THAT FORD TOOK SEVENTEEN YEARS TO BUILD.
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(I gotta live to a hundred and twenty five to finish all the projects I

started.)
I'M JIM HAWORTH IN JUNCTION CITY.))
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