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A five year old boy remains lost in Halifax County.
DeAndre Barksdale was last seen at his grandparents' home, before he apparently wandered off last night.
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And, three armed robbers make off with some cash at a 7-11 store in Roanoke County.
Details, coming up.
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The last day of 2003's looking good with sunny skies and mild temperatures what will the beginning of 2004 bring. I'll let you know in your forecast.
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Join us for News 7 at noon, straight ahead.
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The search is still on in Halifax County where a five year old boy remains missing this afternoon.
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Searchers on foot and tracking teams with dogs continued to look for Deandre Barksdale through the night, and this morning more volunteers showed up at dawn.
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Joe Dashiell has been following the search overnight, and joins us now from Axton.
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There was an armed robbery at the 7-11 Store on Route 419 near Chaparral Drive early this morning.
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Three black men wearing masks entered the store around 4:30 and demanded money. The two clerks on duty gave them what cash they had and the three suspects fled on foot. County police ask anyone who may have information about the holdup to call the Criminal Investigations Division.
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One of New Zealand's tallest mountains proved to be too dangerous for a group of climbers.
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An avalanche killed four of them, and left two others injured.
The victims were found as rescuers were searching areas of Mount Tasman, which has the second highest peak in the country.
Authorities still don't know what triggered the avalanche.
Weather reports in the area were clear and sunny at the time.
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We still have just under 12 hours to go, but the year 2004 has already reached some parts of the world.
In the U-S, unprecedented security measures are still being put into place for tonight's celebrations.
As Teri Okita reports, the code orange threat level means it'll be an extra cautious holiday.
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They say money doesn't buy happiness-- but it WILL probably help one ticket holder ring in the new year with a big smile and a fatter wallet.
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The winning ticket in the Mega Millions Lottery was sold at a convenience store just outside Cleveland, Ohio.
So far, no one has claimed the 155- million- dollar prize.
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The owner of the store that sold the winning ticket will receive 100- thousand dollars, and a cruise.
The game is played in 11 states, including Virginia. But some lottery players still have another chance to win big--
An even larger payoff comes tonight with Powerball.
That jackpot is at least 210- million dollars.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a Valley department store confirms it is closing its doors.
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Plus we'll tell you why investigators in England were barking up the wrong tree as they looked for a suspect in the Queen's dog.
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Crews have found the crushed remains of another drum at an excavation site near Roanoke's Public Works Service Center.
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Several drums have been found in that area since late summer, when crews began preparations for the city's new stadium and amphitheater.
In a news release, officials said they are following established procedures to test and dispose of the drum and its contents. They have also notified the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
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Earlier this month, D-E-Q cited the city for violating state regulations.
The notice of violation followed three recent incidents in which workers discovered waste buried on the site.

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Company officials with the Heironimus department store chain have confirmed they will close three of its four stores in Virginia.
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The Associated Press reports the stores at Towers and Towne Square malls in Roanoke and the store in Lynchburg will close.
Heironimus at Spartan Square in Salem will remain open, at least for now.
An official with the parent company says the Salem store's lease has not come up for renewal. But he would not disclose when the lease runs out or whether the company will close the store when it does.
A senior Vice President with the Dunlap Company said increases in rental rates forced the company to close the Roanoke and Lynchburg locations.
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In England, a canine scandal is proving to be a royal pain for Queen Elizabeth and her daughter Princess Anne.
Tom Fenton has the latest.
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SCRIPT It's been a frosty holiday for the royal family -- not because of the weather, but because of what happened when they gathered at Sandringham.
In case you haven't heard the news -- which was plastered all over the British papers -- one of Princess Anne's big bull terriers, Dotty, savaged one of the Queen's corgis. The poor little dog had to be put down the next day.
The Queen has had corgis all her life. And as every royal watcher knows, they rate high in the palace pecking order.

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I THINK THE QUEEN HAS A MUCH CLOSER RELATIONSHIP WITH HER CORGIS THAN SHE DOES WITH HER CHILDREN.
On the other hand, Princess Anne's bull terriers invite respect rather than affection. A bit like their mistress.

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I THINK SHE TOO LOVED HER DOGS, AND ISN'T IT EXTRAORDINARY HOW THOSE HIDEOUS BULL TERRIERS LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THE PRINCESS ROYAL, THAT RATHER FIERCE CURVED NOSY FACE.
Last year, Princess Anne was summonsed to court and fined more than 800 dollars after another of her bull terriers attacked two boys on bikes.
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1:05 THIS IS AN ISSUE BETWEEN A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER ON PRIVATE LAND. AND NO ONE'S ASKED FOR OUR ADVICE.

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BULL TERRIER THAT KILLED THE QUEEN'S CORGI HAS NOW ATTACKED ONE OF THE QUEEN'S HOUSEMAIDS. THE MAID WAS TREATED FOR A BITE ON THE KNEE, AND PRINCESS ANNE'S DOG WILL UNDERGO WHAT THE PALACE CALLS "BEHAVIOURAL RETRAINING." TOM FENTON, CBS NEWS, LONDON
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Coming up next, we'll tell you how you can get on a fast track to fitness in the New Year.
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Also we'll show you something you don't see everyday, a snake that weighs almost half a ton.
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No matter how careful you try to be, it's easy to pack on the pounds around the holidays
And while now may seem like a good time to start working out, it's often hard to find extra time.
Doctor Mallika Marshall has details about a new, faster workout that may offer a fit solution.
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Charming THIS snake could be quite a challenge--
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A state- run park in Indonesia is putting the world's longest snake on display.
Keepers say it's a whopping 49- feet long and weighs over 980 pounds-- making it the largest snake ever captured.
One reason the snake is so hefty-- it's said to have a huge appetite for dogs.
Last year, Samantha, a snake that was previously dubbed the largest in captivity, died in the Bronx Zoo in New York.
Samantha also came from Indonesia, but was HALF the size of the latest discovery.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP one point. The NASDAQ has lost 11.

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Up next in Sports, the Redskins head coach calls it a day as he resigns from his post.
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And the Dazzle apparently bedazzled some NBA scouts, as the team improves its overall season.
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Steve Spurrier resigned as the Redskins coach yesterday.
In a statement, he said "I feel after 20 years as a head coach, there are other things I need to do."
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Spurrier's fun and gun offense never took off in Washington, and his record after two seasons was 12 and 20.
He will receive NONE of the 15 million dollars remaining on his contract that was supposed to run through the 2006 season.
Spurriers place at Redskins Park was still intact yesterday, and his players had to ask reporters if his resignation was real.
Two offensive players were disappointed the Spurrier quit.
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Texas Tech beat Navy 38-14...
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thanks to Red Raiders quarterback B. J. Symmons.
He netted 497 yards and four touchdowns, passing on a torn left knee ligament in the Houston Bowl.
He adds on to his NC-Double-A single season passing record with 5,833 yards.
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The 7 and 4 Dazzle battles Fayetteville Friday at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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Roanoke's improved play has drawn some scouts attention.
Around 16 to 20 NBA scouts have already visited the Roanoke Civic Center this season.
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Northside grad Danny Karbassi- yoon is in his first season with Team Arsenal in England, one of the top three professional soccer teams in the world.
Danny, who is under a two year contract with Arsenal
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is recovering from surgery to a torn groin, but is still learning soccer at the highest levels.
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Karbassi- yoon tries out each week for the Arsenal team.
He competes with 29 other players for 16 spots.
He is playing in the Arsenal Reserve league for rehabbing players and those still developing.
The season is 32 games long, and Danny applies what he has learned at the Roanoke Stars to the pros.
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