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Today on News 7 at Five, two teenagers kidnapped at gunpoint this morning are found. We will have the latest in a live report.
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Also authorities in Maryland may have found more evidence in last year's Anthrax cases.
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Hot and humid, that's our forecast and we're sticking to it.

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Also today, a longtime Roanoke landmark is getting a new life.
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A Virginia Tech project should help students keep their grades above "C" level.
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and Patrick Evans handles a prickly subject in this week's Growin' It. News 7 at 5 is next.
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Two teenager girls kidnapped in Southern California are found just a few moments ago- and the girls are safe.
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17 year old Jacqueline Marris and 16 year old Tamara Brooks were taken at gunpoint early today from a popular lover's lane in Southern California.
The teens were in separate cars with male friends when they were approached by the gunman. He bound the boys and drove off with both girls.
Authorities staged a massive manhunt today for the girls and their abductor.
But now that search is over.
Just moments ago authorities announced the kidnapper was killed in a shootout and they have found the girls alive.

Manuel Gallegus has the latest on this still developing story from Lancaster, California.
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The anthrax attacks last fall have now led investigators to an apartment in Maryland.
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F-B-I agents wearing protective gloves are searching trash bins at the apartment complex in Frederick.
That's where a former Army researcher lives.
Steven Hatfill is considered according to authorites "a person of interest" in the anthrax probe.
He has been identified as one of about two dozen scientists with expertise and the opportunity to conduct anthrax attacks.
The complex is outside Fort Detrick where Hatfill worked for two years for the Army Medical Institute of Infectious disase.
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It is a sight that's becomming all too familiar- Big company executives in trouble wtih the law.
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Today it is two former WorldCom executives who surrendered to authorities- They're facing federal charges relating to a multi-billion dollar accounting fraud-
Federal agents led the pair out of New York's FBI headquarters in handcuffs en route to court.
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The criminal account alleges that Scott Sullivan and David Myers concealed approximatley 3.8 billion dollars in expenses- thereby hiding WorldCom's financial condition from investors.
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Roanoke's Grandin Theater will re-open sometime in October as a state-of the art movie house preserved *within* a classic old theater.
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The non-profit foundation that bought the historic building last year announced it has surpassed it's fund-raising goal of half a million dollars. Construction has been underway even as fund-raising continued. When workers removed bolts that held up the curtain, they discovered a stenciled pattern of art-work.
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Nina Roe will complete the repair work on the piece and then duplicate part of the pattern for the cross beams across the ceiling. The primary work of the renovation involves new seats, a new digital sound system, new projectors, new lighting and movie screens.
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Local authorities are getting a little extra training on how to deal with major railroad accidents. We will have that story after the break.
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Also two people are killed and another person is trapped after a huge billboard collapses in suburban Atlanta.
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A huge billboard collapsed and killed two people at a suburban Atlanta shopping center today.
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The 35-thousand-pound billboard came crashing down at a shopping plaza in Snellville, about 20 miles east of Atlanta.
It was under construction at the time.
Both of the people killed were construction workers.
One person remains trapped under the debris. A fourth was freed and flown to the hospital.
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A unique program is keeping railroad and law enforcement officials on the same track.
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Operation Lifesaver is sponsored by C-S-X and has a dozen law enforcement officials learning about what to do in case of a derailment, or accident between a train and a car at a grade crossing.
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((TERRY LUDBAN/CSX PUBLIC SAFETY TEAM; WE'RE BRINGING THEM OUT IN THE FIELD, SO THEY CAN SEE HOW THE HAND BRAKES WORK, THEY CAN LEARN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE AIR SYSTEM, THEY CAN BE ON THE PROPERTY, SO IT GIVES THEM A REAL GOOD LOOK AT WHAT THEY MAY SEE WHEN THEY HAVE TO GO OUT TO THAT CROSSING.))
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More than two-thousand people are killed or injured at grade crossing accidents in the nation each year. Operation Lifesaver has been around for more than thirty years, but this is one of the first times it's been offered in our area.
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In health check tonight,
With 80-thousand Americans on the waiting list for organs.... the need for donors is critical.
An average of 16 people die each day waiting for a transplant.
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As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells it's national minority donor awareness day.
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Jean,
Research shows minorities are less likely to be organ donors.
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But one Lynchburg man is out to change that by telling how an organ transplant gave him a second chance at life.
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If it wasn't for a liver transplant... Herb Albert says he wouldn't be alive today. His liver had basically shut down...and he was retaining so much water..that every 7 days he would need to have 40 pounds of water drained from his body.
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Albert is one of the lucky ones, in Virginia alone there are 2-thousand people on the waiting list for transplants.
At a time when the need for donors is growing...minorities are less likely to be organ donors.
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Some of the common myths include: If doctors know I'm a donor they won't try to save my life.
I'm too old and I can't be a donor and have an open casket.
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Albert says he never imagined he would live to see his granddaughter or spend more time with his sons. Now he's on a mission to tell everyone he sees about the importance or organ donation. He says he's forever grateful to the donor and family that saved his life.
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Tonight a panel discussion on organ donation will by held at the Lynchburg Public Library from 6 to 8pm.
For more information on organ donation you can call 1-800-847-7831.
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What is self propelled, able to travel underwater and has a Hokie bird on its side? Not sure? Wwell take a look at this...
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This one-person submarine is the creation of Virginia Tech students. Fifteen members of the Human Powered Submarine Team design and build it to race in national competitions. Known as Phantom Four - it took the team about 60-thousand dollars and 5 months to make. Justin (Lavin) Hlavin pilots the boat - making it move underwater with a cycling motion...
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One big advantage in this year's sub has an electrical motor to control its depth and steering. The Tech boat was only one of two to have the feature at a recent competition.
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Normally when you think of home grown fruits, you think of tomatoes, but coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans will tell us how to grow something a little more tropical.
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Patrick Evans is always looking for something different to showcase on Growin' It, and today he really found it.
We take a trip to the tropics without ever leaving Southwest Virginia, here's the story.
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Coming up today in Sports, Mike Stevens will see how the freshmen football players at Virginia Tech are dealing with the heat.
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Plus in today's Marketwatch Alexis Christoforous will tell us why those hoping for a quick rebound in the stock market may have to wait a little longer.
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Signs that the economy is still struggling took a triple-digit bite out of the stock markets today.
With that and more business news, here's Alexis Christoforous.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the Thursday afternoon two minute sports ticker. A couple of games are wrapping up in the big leagues at this hour. The Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 3-to-2 today and the Reds and Dodgers are all knotted up at 4 runs apiece in the 13th inning.
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That is they were all knotted up until about five minutes ago. Ken Griffey Junior stepped up to the plate with one man on in the bottom of the 13th an lifted this two run homer out of Cynergy Field. The blast to right field gives the Reds a 6-to-4 win.
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Griffey had one of his best games of the season with two homers in the contest.
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Virginia Tech freshmen continued two a days in the Blacksburg heat today.
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Tailback Mike Imoh got in some work in the backfield. Imoh rushed for over 2100 yards as a senior last season at Robinson High School in Fairfax. His older brother recently graduated from Tech, but don't think that Imoh doesn't have anyone to look up to in Blacksburg anymore. Lee Suggs and Kevin Jones will do just fine.
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On the NFL front the Baltimore Ravens have made league financial history today by awarding linebacker Ray Lewis


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a $19 million dollar signing bonus. Lewis agreed to restructure his contract to save the Ravens some salary cap room. In return he was given the biggest signing bonus in NFL history. His new 7 year contract is worth a total of $50 million bucks.
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Coming up at the top of the hour we'll turn our NFL attention to the Redskins and Cowboys as we check in with a couple of former Clemson Tiger teammates - Rod Gardner and Woodrow Dantzler. Have a safe evening everybody. [GO TO BREAK]


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If you're in need of something to do this weekend in the New River Valley, Blacksburg's annual "Steppin' Out" festival is set for another summer weekend of fun.
Patrick Evans has the scoop on what to expect from this year's event.
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