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Today on News 7 at 5, two men from Bedford are accused of kidnapping.
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Also authorities in Craig County arrest 25 suspected drug dealers following a year long investigation.
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Isolated thundershowers today and a colder, drizzly rain tomorrow. Temperatures won't make it to 60. Details ahead.

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Also we will meet a woman who has set up a network to care for the pets of soldiers serving overseas.
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Another truck load of illegal immigrants is found in Texas.
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Plus we'll speak with the Mayberry Deputy. News 7 at Five is next.

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((I'D SAY THIS WILL PROBABLY PUT A BIG DENT IN IT.))
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Craig County makes its largest drug bust in three decades.
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Deputies and state police started rounding up 25 people charged with selling drugs this morning.
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The charges range from possessing and dealing drugs to child neglect.
Investigators say confidential informants and undercover agents bought heroin, crack cocaine, oxycontin, marijuana and prescription drugs from the defendants.
Deputies and state police started their work a year ago, after a local 19-year-old died of a drug overdose.
They say informants started coming forward because of the young man's death.
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((TROOPER MIKE BOWMAN: WE KNEW WE HAD A PROBLEM BUT THE PROBLEM WAS THAT WE COULDN'T GET ANYBODY IN TO HELP US WHERE THE DRUGS WERE. IT'S A SMALL COUNTY. PEOPLE KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND IT'S HARD TO DO ANYTHING WITH IT. BUT WHEN DEPUTY MCPHERSON AND SHERIFF MCPHERSON WENT IN THE HOUSE AND FOUND THE YOUNG MAN DEAD BECAUSE OF A DRUG OVERDOSE, IT INSPIRED PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. ))
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B-B McPherson says it's the biggest drug bust in his 32 years as sheriff.
He says it's helping him leave office on a positive note.
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Two Bedford County brothers are facing a variety of charges after one allegedly kidnapped his estranged wife this morning.
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The altercation started near the Food Lion on Route 460 in New London around 11 a-m.
Authorities say 36-year-old Carson Elkins and his brother, 34-year-old Buddy Lee Elkins confronted Carson's wife and a man she was with in the parking lot.
After reportedly hitting the other man in the head with a rifle, the Elkins brothers forced the woman into a car and they drove off.
They were later spotted near Timber Ridge Road.
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((LT. KEVIN ADAMS/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: APPARENTLY HE KNEW HE WAS BEING PURSUED BECAUSE AT THE TIME THAT I WAS BEHIND HIM HE SLOWED DOWN AND PULLED OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, IN FACT A LITTLE SIDE ROAD, AT WHICH TIME HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.))
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Police recovered a .50-caliber rifle from the car.
Both men face abduction, malicious wounding and firearms charges.
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Among the destruction in Iraq, there is something new.
New ideas and new freedoms all taking shape in new offices.
Chris Lawrence reports from Baghdad.
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((The new ideas for Iraq's future could come from these new offices. U.S. Civilian Administrator Paul Bremer officially opened the headquarters of the Iraqi Democratic Party. Reconstruction officials went to work on problems with security and civil services ...and stopping Saddam's Baath party members from getting back into positions of power.
Officials are examining documents and screening applicants ...to make sure the new government is free of the party's influence. Some Iraqis say the Ba'ath Party is responsible for thousands of graves in Babylon. Distraught families are still searching for their loved ones ...often with no results. Shreds of clothing still cling to the exhumed bodies ...but unless there's an ID card inside ..it's impossible to tell who they were. Hundreds of bodies have already been found ...but Iraqis fear there are thousands more. Now that Saddam is gone ..freedom is taking shape in many forms. The Iraqi Olympic soccer team played their first exhibition Friday ...the first without violent punishment for losing or poor play. And the Iraqi people are reading literature long banned by Saddam's regime. This market sells books that were forbidden for years ..now open to any Iraqis who want to read. CHRIS LAWRENCE/BAGHDAD: "As Iraqis adjust to their new life ...New York City's former police commissioner is on his way to Baghdad. Bernard Kerick is the new advisor to Iraq's interior Ministry. And as the man in charge during Sept. 11th attacks ...he's no stranger to rebuilding. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Baghdad."))

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Another case of illegal immigrants being transferred by truck across the border.
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This time it was a pickup truck outside of Victoria, Texas.
This time all of the immigrants are alive.
The truck's driver was stopped for disregarding a traffic signal.
When he could not come up with I-D, two passengers in the front seat ran off. Ten other men who were trying to immigrate to the United States from Mexico were found under plywood planks in the bed of the pickup.
All were in good condition.
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It was earlier this week that 18 people were found dead in the back of a tractor trailer in Texas- the truck had been abandoned by the driver who is now in custody.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the federal government cracks down on internet fraud.
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Also we'll see how some local school children are showing a lot of heart by helping a classmate.
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Take part in illegal activities in the virtual world and you could face real world consequences.
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That is the message from Attorney General John Ashcroft who says Operation E-Con is taking a bite out of online crime.
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((JOHN ASHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE INTERNET ENABLES CRIMINALS TO CLOAK THEMSELVES IN ANONYMITY, MAKING IT IMPERATIVE THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT ACT MORE QUICKLY TO STOP NEW SCHEMES BEFORE PERPETRATORS CAN DISAPPEAR INTO THE WORLD WIDE WEB.))
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Ashcroft says this year alone more than 89 thousand victims were affected by online crime to the tune of 176 million dollars.
The crimes range from investment sams to online bank fraud.
In one case, 400 men lost 3-grand each in a scam that promised them Russian Brides.
In another, a website sold more than 2-million dollars in medicine without prescriptions or any participation from doctors.

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It's been six months since the federal government added a "Nusing Home Comparison" link to it's Medicare website.
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Jennifer Wishon is here to tell us how the website is being used and how it's affected the industry. Jean-- Virginia ranks in the top 25 percent of states when it comes to hits on the nursing home comparison website.
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An average of 25- hundred Virginians visit the website each month. The site allows visitors to search for nursing facilities by state and then by city or county.
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[Take Internet Page full] Users can then compare the facilities they're interested in and view their quality scores. At first industry officials feared the website wouldn't take off because the target audience wasn't of the computer age, but they soon found they were wrong.
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Some say the information being put online has changed the industry.
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But officials say the information can be misleading. Litvack says different facilities specialize in different types of care. For example, one quality measure deals with the percentage of residents with infections. Litvack says Avante of Roanoke readily admits residents with infections. He says that can make his facility's numbers appear misleading when compared with a facility that does NOT accept infected residents. So while the website is a good tool, offcials say potential residents should use other resources when choosing a facility.
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[WIPE TO WDBJ7 Web FS] If you'd like to take a look at the Nursing Home Compare website we've created a link from our website at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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Jean-- A tool designed to help people narrow their search for a nursing facility is being put to good use.

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Some local students helped one of their classmates today by having lots of fun.
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Students at Mineral Springs Christian School held a carnival fundraiser for one of their classmates. Cameron Burnette had a heart- transplant four months ago. The ten- year- old is as good as new, but his parent's are still recovering financially. Students paid to take part in different games. The money will go toward Cameron's medical bills. Despite the big bills, the Burnettes say they're lucky because they only had to wait two months for a donor.
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((TAMMY BURNETTE/CAMERON'S MOTHER: IT WAS HARD, VERY HARD WAITING. ALTHOUGH IT HAPPENED SO FAST, YOU KNOW, IT WASN'T QUITE AS LONG AS A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TO WAIT. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TO WAIT OVER TWO YEARS FOR ORGAN DONORS.))
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Cameron's mother says her son missed three weeks of school after his transplant but still managed to make all A's and one B on his report card.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll tell you about a North Carolina woman who is making sure some American soldiers receive a warm welcome home from a best friend.
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While many troops remain in Iraq, some are returning home to well cared for pets.
That's because of the nationwide efforts of some loving foster families.
Stacy Case has more from North Carolina.
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((SHE'S THE TOWN ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER BY DAY--
NAT: TRACK: FUR-LOVING FOSTER MOM BY NIGHT. IT HAPPENED BY ACCIDENT WHEN A YOUNG MARINE WALKED INTO HER SHELTER CRYING.
SUPER: TERRI MORGAN/SAVES MILITARY PETS he said, ma'am this is ms cleo I leave in 2 days to fight this war and I have nowhere to put her.
TRACK: SO THIS HAVELOCK, NORTH CAROLINA ANIMAL LOVER TOOK THE SNAKE, SPIDERS, LIZARDS AND DOGS UNDER HER WING-- AND FOUND 600 FOSTER FAMILIES ALL ACROSS AMERICA. FOR US-- SHE BROUGHT SEVERAL TOGETHER-- A CHANCE TO MEET THE NEIGHBORS.
SUPER: TRINA SAGE/FOSTER PARENT I'm too old to go back in the airforce, so this is something I can do.
STAND UP: STACY CASE/REPORTING it's not easy to find foster familes for pets like hercules here so teri morgan ends up with a house full herself.
SUPER: TERRI MORGAN/SAVES MILITARY PETS I have 8 or 9 at my house right now.
SUPER: JOSEPH SHAMAY/FOSTER PARENT it has boosted their morale over there knowing their animals are well taken care of

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TRACK: AND AS TROOPS RETURN HOME, THEY RECLAIM THEIR PETS.
SUPER: TRINA SAGE/FOSTER PARENT hopefully I'll get visitation rights.
TRACK: IN THE MARINES, SEMPER FI MEANS 'ALWAYS FAITHFUL.' FITTINGLY, MORGAN NAMED HER FREE SERVICE, SEMPER FI'DO.' STACY CASE, CBS NEWS, HAVELOCK, NORTH CAROLINA. ))

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Coming up on News-7 at Five, our Brent Watts is having a run in with the law as he encounters the Mayberry Deputy.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to your end of the work week ticker. The word tonight is that the ACC has gone ahead as expected and voted to offer invitations to Miami, Syracuse and Boston College. Sources say the vote was 8-to-1. This means that Tech's only hope is that one of those schools - likely Syracuse turns the invitation down - or that the Big East stays together. That latter is what Frank Beamer set out to make happen this morning when he flew out of Roanoke to Ponte Vedra, Florida where the Big East meetings begin this weekend.
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We will hear from Tech athletic director Jim Weaver at the top of the hour.

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The twentieth annual Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament teed off today at the Roanoke Country Club.
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196 boys and girls in four different classifications began play in the 54 hole stroke play event.
The number one junior female junior golfer in the world, Paula Creamer is just one of many that make up an incredibly strong field.
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Creamer and the other golfers would compete on a course that was unplayable in some areas Thursday due to the heavy rains. But the grounds crew began work at 5am this morning to get the course ready.
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NFL linebacker Shannon Taylor might be collecting a check from the Houston Texans but he is also working for kids in his hometown of Roanoke. He will hold his third annual Shannon Taylor celebrity football and cheer leading camp June 13th and 14th at William Fleming High School.
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Taylor will hold a car wash tomorrow from 10 AM until 2 PM at the Advance Auto Parts branch on Orange Avenue. He hopes to raise money to help pay for his camp expenses and scholarships for kids who financially would not have a chance to go otherwise. Joe Gaither's Roanoke Hawks AAU basketball team will join Taylor in washing cars.
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That's it for the ticker. But Jean will put the wraps on News 7 at Five right after this.

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Tonight is Mayberry Night at the Salem Avalanche game. And even though an evening at the ballpark it usually pretty harmless, it will be extra safe tonight.
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Brent Watts is in Salem this afternoon and says officials have called in back-up for tonight's game with Potomac.
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