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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Most people are familiar with the Amber Alert...
Tonight on NEWS 7 at six... police talk about its effectiveness in helping locate a missing child from Christiansburg.

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Plus, a community turns out to remember a Galax football player, who's murder remains unsolved.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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Tonight in sports, we'll find out where Tech and Uva rank in this week's football polls, see who's still unbeaten in the NFL, and
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[VO-NAT]


drop in on the Express on the first day of practice.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]


It was a half and half day weatherwise, with sunshine to start and clouds on the increase. We'll keep the clouds coming in overnight and around for your Monday. A complete look at the workweek forecast is coming up. [Video-Open]
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((THAT PROGRAM REALLY WORKED BECAUSE IT PUT THE INFORMATION OUT THERE SO FAST.))
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[VO-NAT]

Christiansburg Police praise the system that helped reunite a missing girl with her mother.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Amber-Alert]


[ANCHOR=Teaseresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
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Six year old Candice Parker is safe and sound this evening after allegedly being abducted by her stepmother yesterday morning. Police say the Amber Alert helped put law enforcement and the public on the same page.
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Jennifer Wishon joins us with more on the case. Teresa, Candice Parker was found just six hours after the Amber Alert was issued yesterday.
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Police say without the public's response to the alert, Candice probably wouldn't have been recovered so quickly.
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((
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((THE AMBER ALERT WENT OUT AND A FRIEND OF BARBARA'S AND ANOTHER FRIEND SAW THE AMBER ALERT ON THE SCREEN, THE CRAWL ON THE SCREEN AND CALLED BARBARA'S CELL PHONE.))
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[OUT Q=Barbara's cell phone]

When Barbara Parker's friends got in touch with her, they convinced the 30- year- old to take her step- daughter Candice to Roanoke City police and turn herself in. Shortly after 10:00 she heeded their advice and Candice was reunited with her mother. Barbara was charged with abduction and is being held at the Montgomery County Jail without bail.
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[SUPER=01-Cathy McClary/Family Friend]

((I'M JUST FEELING REALLY HAPPY, HAPPY FOR THE FAMILY THAT THEY FOUND CANDICE. THAT THE AMBER ALERT WAS OUT THERE. I'M THANKFUL FOR THAT SYSTEM. IT REALLY WORKED GOOD TOGETHER.))
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Christiansburg police agree and now have experience with the state wide resource.
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((THIS IS OUR FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH IT AND WE SEE HOW IMPORTANT IT IS AND HOW IT DOES WORK AND IT'S A GREAT TOOL.))
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Police say they're still sorting through the details surrounding Candice's alleged abduction. A man named "Gordy" last name unknown, is believed to have been with Barbara when she picked up Candice. They're not sure how or if he played a role in the ordeal, but police have labeled him a person of interest.
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Teresa, police were pleased to learn that the photo they released to the media was an identity photo they had taken of her at school.

[Isabel-Roads]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-38 TC-35:18]
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Hurricane Isabel could have an impact on road projects around the state-- now and down the road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co./September 20;]

Officials with the Virginia Department of Transportation say some construction projects may be delayed as they focus on repairing roads damaged by the storm. Hurricane- related repairs and cleanup are expected to cost V-DOT 100- million dollars. That's 26- million dollars more than V-DOT budged for weather- related emergencies for the entire year. Department officials say they will seek federal assistance, but that can take years.
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[17th-District]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
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General Assembly elections are now less than a month away, and the 3 candidates vying for the 17th House district are staking out their own territory. Joe Dashiell caught up with them recently, when they came together in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=01-William Fralin/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :49]
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((The candidates greeted old friends and tried to win new ones last week as they met with members of the Roanoke Kiwanis Club.
Democrat Linda Wyatt touted her years as a school teacher and her experience as a member of Roanoke City Council.
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((LINDA WYATT: MY KNOWLEDGE OF GOVERNING DOESN'T COME FROM TEXTBOOKS OR THEORIES, IT COMES FROM FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE.))
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Independent Gary Bowman proposed a railroad truck ferry to divert traffic from Interstate 81. He said that's just one example of the bold ideas he believes the district needs.
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((GARY BOWMAN: WE HAVE TO HAVE A VOICE FOR BIG IDEAS LIKE THIS THAT ARE BOLD THAT ARE INNOVATIVE, BECAUSE IF WE DON'T HAVE A VOICE FOR THESE THINGS THEY WILL NEVER HAPPEN.))
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Republican William Fralin said his business experience, his ability to build coalitions and his place in the majority party would benefit the 17th House District.
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((WILLIAM FRALIN: WE'RE GOING TO NEED SOMEBODY WHO CAN BE THERE FOR A WHILE WHO CAN BUILD THESE COALITIONS AND CAN BRING OUR VIEWS AND I HOPE TO BE THAT PERSON.))
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Three different pitches and political philosophies, as the voters decide who should replace Delegate Vic Thomas in the House of Delegates.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]


Friends and family remember a high school student killed one year ago, and are asking for help in solving the crime.

That story still ahead on the newscast.
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[VO-NAT]

and also, Roanoke City officials hope there's at least one way to avoid congested roads downtown. We'll tell you what they're doing after the break.
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[Remember-Walk]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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More than a dozen couples took a "walk to remember" in Salem today.
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The walk is dedicated to the more than 800- thousand babies who die each year because of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and stillbirth death. The eighth annual event serves as a chance for bereaved parents and health care professionals to heal and remember. After the walk through Longwood Park, those who took part released balloons and shared refreshments. President Reagan declared October national pregnancy loss awareness month in 1989.
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[Billings-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
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A year has passed since 18- year- old Brandon Billings was shot and killed in Grayson County.
The case has never been solved, and today family and friends prayed for information that will bring his killer to justice.
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[VO-NAT]
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Billings' brithday and the anniversary of his death are just one day apart.
This afternoon, relatives and friends gathered at Independence Cemetery for a graveside memorial service.
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The memorial service ended with a balloon launch.
Then family and friends returned to the Billings home for a birthday party and celebration of Brandon Billings' life.
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[Campbell-Avenue]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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If you travel down Roanoke's Campbell Avenue on your morning commute expect some changes.
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Traffic will now flow both ways in front of the city market. About a dozen workers finished up the project this afternoon.
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Jamison hopes the new pattern will help traffic flow as well as provide more exposure to Campbell Avenue businesses. The direction of travel on Market Street and Wall Street will also be reversed to better accommodate traffic. Because of the changes some Valley Metro stops will be eliminated.
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[TAKE STOPS FS #1003]

The stop on Wells Avenue and WIlliamson Road will be cut along with the stop on Wells and North Jefferson Street.
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[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]


Up next on the newscast, a Roanoke-based company reaches a major milestone for charitable giving...
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[VO-NAT]

plus, racing at Martinsville today. We'll tell you what the track did to try to help unemployed workers.
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[Advance-Auto]


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[WRITER=tha]
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Some area charities will benefit from the generosity of a Roanoke- based company.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday; ]

On Tuesday, Advance Auto announced it was donating 25- thousand dollars to five area organizations. The donations are to commemorate the opening of the company's newest store in Ohio. The five charities to benefit include the United Way of the Roanoke Valley, the Art Museum of Western Virginia, the Mill Mountain Zoo, the Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Educational Conference Center and the Roanoke Valley CASA Program.
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((NICK TAUBMAN/ADVANCE AUTO: PHILANTHROPY IS PART OF OUR CULTURE SOMETHING WE'VE ALWAYS DONE, AND VERY STRONGLY ABOUT AND THE MORE SUCCESSFUL WE BECOME THE MORE WE OWE.))
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Representatives from the various organization were on hand for last week's announcement. Each group will receive five- thousand dollars.
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[Pillowtex-Race]


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The Martinsville Speedway played host to hundreds of former Pillowtex workers today.
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Speedway officials offered free tickets to the former textile workers to try to take their minds off the area's economic woes. They say response was overwhelming. Hundreds stood in line for tickets to today's Taco Bell 300 and the Subway 500 October 19th. Speedway owner Clay Campbell says the laid- off workers have always supported racing in Martinsville.
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Campbell says the speedway has prospered over the past few years and he's glad they found a way to give back during a time of need.
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[Sports tease]


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Coming up, Week Five highlights from the NFL, the Express opens training camp, and
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Winston Cup Points leader Matt Kenseth takes a hit in today's Banquet 400.
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Ryan Newman won his 8th race of the season today stretching his fuel mileage in the Banquet 400 in Kansas, but more importantly, Matt Kenseth saw his points lead shrink just a bit more.
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At lap 69, Michael Waltrip got out of the groove and spun into the wall to bring out the caution. Kenseth tried to avoid the 15 car and lost control himself. The championship leader crashed into the inside retaining wall and spent about 40 laps in the garage, before recording a 36th place finish.
Elliott Sadler, who flipped end over end last week at Talladega, blew a tire midway through today's race resulting in this fiery incident.
Kurt Busch found out about the hot stuff, blowing an engine and watching his car become engulfed with flames. Busch escaped unharmed.
Bill Elliott led 115 laps today, but Newman got the lead on a restart at lap 241 and held on to take the checkers.
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[S-Giants]


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In the NFL today, Roanoke's Tiki Barber rushed for 71 yards on 20 carries, but it wasn't enough to help the Giants beat the Dolphins.
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Barber's two yard touchdown run gave New York a 7-3 lead in the second quarter, but it was the Giants only lead of the game.
The Fins then went to the bag of tricks. One time Martinsville Phillie Ricky Williams gives the pigskin to James McKnight on the reverse and McKnight gets several great blocks, slicing and dicing, cutting back upfield for a 68 yard touchdown run. The Dolphins led by three at halftime.
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Kerry Collins was intercepted three times today and the Dolphins went on to win 23 to 10.
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[S-NFL]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Irving, TX/Fox Sports; :00]


Emmitt Smith's return to Dallas as a member of the Cardinals was one to forget for the future Hall of Famer. Smith rushed just 6 times for negative one yard before leaving the game with a shoulder injury.
Quincy Carter tossed two TD passes for the Cowboys who won it 24 to 7.
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Fox Sports; :]


And somebody break up the Panthers. Carolina is now 5 and oh. John Fox and company got this 100 yard kickoff return from Rod Smart today against the Saints. Smart found a seam and popped to the outside on his way to the house.
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Carolina took care of New Orleans 19 to 13. Now here's all of today's NFL numbers.
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[S-Poll]


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The Hokies stayed at number four in the new college football polls that are out this evening. The Hokies are unbeaten after five games, but they know they are far from perfect.
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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Virginia cracked the coaches poll again this week at number 24 and the AP at 25 after yesterday's win over Carolina. The Cavalier defense has forced 11 turnovers this season, and the orange crush is ever improving against the run.
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[S-Hockey]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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The Roanoke Express opened training camp this morning at the Ice Station with 16 players.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The current roster includes five forwards, nine defensemen, and two goaltenders, Mike DiLarenzo and Sean Varriale.
Coach Tony MacAulay says each goalie brings a little something different to the spot between the pipes.
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