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Coming up on News 7-
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A missing six year old child is safe tonight. Just ahead a live report with more on the search for Candice Parker and how she ended up safe at the Roanoke police department.
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Plus, a Henry County native finds herself in the fast lane at the Martinsville speedway. News 7 is next.


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A positive conclusion to the search for a missing six year old child from Christiansburg.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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Good Evening. State Police have canceled this evening's Amber Alert for a local child.
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[PARKER FS] The alert was issued for six year old Candice Leigh Parker of Christiansburg around nine o'clock this evening. At that time-- police were looking for Barbara Scott Parker in connection with the child's disappearance. Police say the child walked into the Roanoke city police department a short time ago. We understand the child is safe...
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens is in Blacksburg with reaction from the family. Teresa, we were there with Candice's family when police arrived to give them the good news.
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And as you can imagine, they're just glad this whole nightmare is over. ((ROLLCUE:...))
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Candice's mother, Angela, told us the little girl left with her stepmother Barbara Parker around eight o'clock this morning, to see her father. But, Angela says she later learned that social services took Barbara's daughter away from her last Thursday, and that to make up for that she was going to take Candice. She says she's aware that the stepmother has a mental illness and that her daughter could be in serious danger.
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Danville firefighters rescued a one year old child from a burning home overnight. They were called to a home on Westover Drive around one am-- where flames and smoke were coming out of a second floor bedroom. The rescued baby had burns to the face and hands and suffered smoke inhalation. No word on the child's identity or condition. Fire officials say a kerosene heater started the blaze.


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At age 26-- Martinsville native Sherri Sharpe has seen more miltary action than some career soldiers experience in a lifetime. This weekend she's returned home to watch one of her favorite sports from a different angle. Jennifer Wishon reports.
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((She's flown Chinook helicopters in Operation Enduring Freedom and saw action during the War on Iraq, so you wouldn't think a race would get her blood pumping, but..
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((SHERRI SHARPE: YOU CAN'T GROW UP IN MARTINSVILLE AND NOT BE A RACE FAN. SO IT'S PRETTY EXCITING.))
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Sherri Sharpe got VIP treatment at the Martinsville Speedway Saturday and for good reason. Sunday she'll serve as grand marshall for the Taco Bell 300.
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((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING))
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((SHERRI SHARPE: I WAS IN THE CHINOOK PROGRAM STAGE 47 DELTA. IT'S THE BIGGEST AND THE FASTEST AIRCRAFT THE ARMY HAS.))
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The 26- year old picked up an Army scholarship form at a college fair eight years ago. Now she's stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah Georgia and already has war stories.
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((MY UNIT WAS IN AFGHANISTAN FOR ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS AND IRAQ FOR SIX AND I WAS THERE FOR ALL OF IT.))
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Her husband, Kirk, served five years in the military which helped him understand what she went through overseas.
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((KIRK LEEK: YOU TRY TO PUT THE SCARED THING AND JUST PUT IT AT THE BACK OF YOUR MIND AND NOT THINK OF IT THAT WAY. YOU JUST THINK OF THE AMAZING THING SHE'S DOING.))
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Sherri's dad, Doug is a Henry County Sheriff's Deputy and has worked security at the speedway for years, but Sunday's race will stand out from the rest.
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((DOUG SHARPE: I NEVER DREAMED SHE'D EVER BE ANY KIND OF GRAND MARSHALL AT THE RACE TRACK.))
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For Sherri, flying and racing have a natural relationship.
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((YOU GOTTA FIND SOMETHING YOU LOVE AND STICK WITH IT AND FLYING DOES THAT FOR ME JUST LIKE RACING PROBABLY DOES THAT FOR THEM AND IT'S SOMETHING THEY TAKE PRIDE IN AND IT'S SOMETHING THEY HAVE FUN WITH. IT'S SOMETHING THEY HAVE A CROWD WITH THEY HAVE A FOLLOWING AND IT'S THE SAME WAY WITH THE MILITARY.))
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Sunday, Sherri hopes to honor the men and women she's fought with and the ones who continue to risk their lives. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Martinsville.))

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Still to come on the newscast, a famous illusionist remains hospitalized tonight,
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after a bizarre attack by a performing tiger. We'll tell you more about the incident after the break.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Hokies last Big East visit to Rutgers is a blast, the Hoos tar the Heels, and more local football from Lynchburg, Ferrum and Victory Stadium. Plus, postseason baseball and racing Busch series style in Kansas. All that and more on the way in sports.))

[Horn]


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It was an intense day in Las Vegas. One half of the Siegried and Roy team was injured last night when one of the white tigers in their act bit him on the neck. Cindy Cesare has more on the vigil that loved ones are holding.
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((Alan Feldman, MGM-Mirage Resorts: "He was stable but critical last night. It is stable but critical today. It has neither iimproved or deteriorated."
NEITHER MGM-MIRAGE OFFICIALS NOR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER WILL RELEASE ANY DETAILS ON ROY HORN'S SURGERIES OR TREATMENTS. BUT HIS PERFORMERS, FRIENDS, AND EVEN POLITICIANS CAME TO SIT VIGIL WITH SIEGFRIED. THEY INDICATED THAT ROY'S PROGNOSIS WAS NOT GOOD.
05:40 runs:10 Penn Jillett, Penn & Teller: "It's really not good. I'm sure there's hope when I talked to Siegfried last night, he said it was gonna be okay. You have no idea what that means."
WE DO KNOW THAT ROY WAS ATTACKED BY ONE OF HIS WHITE TIGERS, SEVEN YEAR OLD MONTICORE, DURING FRIDAY'S 7:30 P.M. PERFORMANCE. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT PROVOKED THE TIGER TO GO FOR ROY'S NECK. BUT ROY WAS BLEEDING BADLY BY THE TIME THE CLARK COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT PARAMEDICS ARRIVED FOUR MINUTES LATER.
14:53 runs:13 Bob Leinbach, Clark County Fire Department: "The biggest concern was blood loss. Put direct pressure on teh wound without stopping breathing is a difficult challenge, but they did it."
PARAMEDICS SAID ROY WAS TALKING DURING HIS TRANSPORT TO THE HOSPITAL, AND REFUSED TO HAVE A TUBE PUT DOWN HIS THROAT TO HELP HIM BREATHE. BUT NO ONE HAS SAID WHEN ROY WAS LAST CONCIOUS. THE SIEGFRIED AND ROY LAS VEGAS COMPOUND, KNOWN AS "JUNGLE PALACE," REMAINS RELATIVELY QUIET. STAFF HAVE COME AND GONE, AND SECURITY GUARDS COLLECT FLOWERS BEFORE THEY CAN CLUTTER THE STREET. BUT THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE LAS VEGAS LEGACY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
standup: IN FACT, BECAUSE ROY'S CONDITION IS SO UNCERTIN, ONE OF THE LAS VEGAS STRIP'S LONGEST RUNNING SHOWS HAS BEEN CANCELED UNTIL AT LEAST CHRISTMAS. IN LAS VEGAS NEVADA, CINDY CESARE CBS NEWS.))
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Up ahead on the newscast, some local leaders are hoping that they can get their message that character counts to local kids.
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and it's truly girl power. We'll take a look at a new house built for Habitat for Humanity that had a different sort of volunteers.
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Visitors to Natural Bridge got a taste of what life was like for Civil War soldiers as they camped between battles. NEWS 7's Donald Graham has more the Second Virginia Cavalry Re-enactors.
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The Second Virginia Cavalry set up camp along the Cedar Creek Trail to demonstrate what life was like for soldiers during the War Between the States. Veteran re-enactors say an encampment is more personal than actually re-creating a battle scene.
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((HERE WE GET TO SIT DOWN AND TALK TO PEOPLE AND EXPLAIN WHAT WE DO AND OUR PASSIONS AND HOW WE FEEL ABOUT THINGS.))
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The men weren't the only ones at this camp, several female re-enactors help out as well.
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((WE COOK FOR THE UNIT, WE CLEAN FOR THE UNIT. MORAL SUPPORT FOR THE UNIT. UM JUST PRETTY MUCH WHATEVER THE GUYS NEED WE TRY TO TAKE CARE OF IT.))
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It takes some time to set up camp, and the most common tent -- a dog tent-- is similar to the same style pup tent that the U-S military used until recently.
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((EACH TROOPER WOULD CARRY ONE HALF OF A TENT. AND IT BUTTONS TOGETHER AT THE TOP AND MAKES A TWO MAN TENT))
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But the centerpeice of the encampment...
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((IT PROBABLY SHOT FURTHER))
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...was the replica of a 12 pound Quimbly and Robinson cannon. The cannon is one of only 15 horse drawn cannons in use in the country, and literally weighs a ton. A member of the 2nd Virginia Cavalry actually built the cannon by hand.
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((PREPARE TO FIRE....... CANNON BLAST.))
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Even though the last shot in the Civil War was fired more 138 years ago, these re-enactors prove whether its the cannon or the people, the sounds of history are still being kept alive. Donald Graham, News 7, Natural Bridge.))


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Roanoke area educators are pooling their resources to teach students that Character Counts.
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"Practice in Action" was the lesson at Lucy Addison Middle School today where young people and after school facilitators gathered to learn how to teach character through actions. Back in 1999, the General Assembly passed legislation requiring public schools to include character in their curriculum. Senator John Edwards is a strong supporter of the program.
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Cave Spring High School student Brian Peters spoke to the group about how character education has changed his life.
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Today's workshop was just one in a series of talks.
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A new home is going up in Roanoke thanks to a group of skilled women.
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A home on Chatham Street is being built by a team from Habitat for Humanity, but you won't find any men on the job. Once completed, it will become the fourth home in Roanoke to be built by an "All Women" crew. Habitat for Humanity officials say they were losing a lot of their women builders because they didn't always feel comfortable working with men. The women say there's nothing like seeing a completed project.
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If the weather cooperates it will take about twelve weeks to complete the house. Organizers say they're always looking for new volunteers.
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The Y-Do you think "Slam 'n' Jam" brought its anti- tobacco message to the Crossroads Mall in Roanoke today.
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The all day festival included a music competition where young people under the age of 17 could compete against other local artists. The winner gets to be the opening act for a nationally known recording artist for the concert portion of the event. There was also a three on three basketball tournament today. On hand was the mini Cooper Rant Mobile for kids to talk about not using tobacco products. Everyone in attendance got a free T-shirt.
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Coming up, the Hokies stay unbeaten while Uva stomps the Heels, plus a check on the baseball playoffs and racing from Kansas City and South Boston, but first tonight's extra point,
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Over 80 cars tried to qualify today for Sunday's Taco Bell 300 late model stock car race at the Martinsville Speedway. Denny Hamlin of Chesterfield won the pole. Roanoke's Tony McGuire wills start 3rd. Positions 1-20 were set today. The rest of the field will be set in four heat races, the first of which gets underway at 12-30 tomorrow.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies played their final game at Rutgers as Big East members this afternoon. Bryan Randall threw for 4 TD's, including two each to Mike Imoh and Chris Shreve. Kevin Jones topped the century mark on the ground helping the Hokies stay unbeaten with a 48-22 win.
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Next up is Syracuse - this coming Saturday at Noon.

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Virginia kept North Carolina winless on the season, beating up on the Tarheels today in the 108th meeting between the two border rivals.
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Wali Lundy rushed for 129 yards and a career high three touchdowns today. Virginia led 17 to 6 at the half.
True freshman Fontel Mines caught his first career TD pass, one of two thrown by Matt Schaub who was 19 of 22 for 284 yards.
Lundy had his way with the nation's worst defense and now has 7, 100 yard games in his 14 career starts.
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Darryl Blackstock and the orange crush 'd' did the rest and the Cavaliers won it big 38 to 13.
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The VMI Keydets hit the road for the Hill City and Williams Stadium to battle Liberty on homecoming night in Lynchburg.
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The Flames were looking for just their second win of the season.
It was 7-3 Keydets before T-J Snelling found the endzone again for VMI from a couple of yards out to make it 14-3.

Liberty then came up with a big play from Dre Barnes who rips off a nice run for a first down inside VMI territory.
But four plays later, Flames signal caller J-R Barley feels the heat and forces a pass down the middle. Marcus Barnes is there for the interception for VMI.
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Just before the half, Jonathan Wilson hit Greg Carlson for another touchdown, but Liberty scored 28 fourth quarter points to win it 31 to 28..
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The Ferrum Panthers improved to 3 and 1 this afternoon, picking up their first conference victory over Averett.
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It was homecoming today for Dave Davis and the Panthers.
Ferrum marched down the field on the opening possession. Dustin Hamoy cashed in from a couple of yards out to make it 7-nothing.
But the Panthers gave up four first half fumbles to the Cougars. Joseph Bateman recovered that one, but Averett came up empty.
Ferrum found the endzone again when Jermaine Pitts went deep for Darren Baker on the 41 yard hookup to make it 14 to 3.
The home team intercepted four Averett passes in the opening half. Two from Jamirez Poindexter
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and two more by Leroy Howard and the Panthers went on to win 27 to 9.
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Another great crowd turned out for the fourth annual Western Virginia Education Classic this afternoon to watch Virginia Union take on St. Augustines College out of Raleigh and take in some serious food. Defense and special teams would dominate the game as Union's Virgil Burton was a beast on defense all day long for the Panthers. The offenses struggled in the red zone. Two Union scores were wiped out by penalties and the stadium's track also wiped out Terrence Dance at the two yard line.
That put the game on the toes of Union's #14 Tony Oby. He hit five out of five field goals in first three quarters, i

ncluding this blast that bounces in off of the cross bar. Virginia Union wins the contest 30 to 15, but the game is only part of this party. Miss Virginia Nancy Redd was on hand at halftime to welcome the crowd. And the William Fleming drum line provided the entertainment
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along with Baltimore's Milford Mill Academy Marching Band. The proceeds help TAP's Project Dropout program that is designed to keep kids in school in the Roanoke Valley.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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At Hampden Sydney, Bridgewater got this grab from Brian Awkard with 34 seconds left on the pass from Brandon Wakefield. The 17th ranked
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Eagles knocked off number 12 Sydney 31 to 28.
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In the big league playoffs today, the Marlins closed out the Giants 3 games to 1, beating San Fran 7 to 6.
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And in Chicago, Chipper Jones hit a pair of 2 run homers against the Cubbies, one from each side of the plate as the Braves staved off elimination 6 to 4. Game 5 is Sunday in Atlanta.
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In the AL, the Yankees beat the Twins 3-1, behind a great outing from Roger Clemens who scattered 5 hits and struck out 6 in 7 innings of work. New York leads the series 2-1.
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And in the other AL Series Boston beat Oakland 3 to 1 in eleven innings of Game Three.

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We finish up on the track where it was a wild finish in the Mr. Goodcents 300 in Kansas City.
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David Green took a one lap shootout passing Bobby Hamilton, Junior who then crashed hard into the wall, and the race finished under caution.
Green's third win of the season allowed him to regain the Busch Series points lead over Scott Riggs who finished 13th.
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Elsewhere Dennis Setzer won his third short track race of the season taking today's Jon Boy & Billy 250 truck rac(------------) e at South Boston. Stuart's Jon Wood led early, but settled for a 4th place finish.