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Coming up on News 7-
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A missing five year old boy is found dead this afternoon, after a two day search.
The F-B-I believes someone in this small Virginia town may have connections to terrorist groups.
And the President of the Roanoke N-DoubleA-C-P tells why she will NOT seek another term.
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News 7 is next.

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((OUR FAITH HAS BEEN SHAKEN BUT IT'S NOT BROKEN.))
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The family of 5 year old DeAndre Barskdale mourns... after the missing boys body is found a few miles from his grandparents' house
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton, in for Jean Jadhon tonight.

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A tragic ending today to the two-day search in Halifax County.
The body of DeAndre Barksdale was discovered in the woods less than two miles from his grandparents home where he'd been visiting for the holidays.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( The second full day of the search for DeAndre Barksdale began with optimism and more than 150 volunteers ready to hit the woods again in search of the five-year-old boy.
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((BOB ALLAM/SEARCH ORGANIZER: WE'RE PLANNING TO BE HERE UNTIL WE FIND HIM OR UNTIL WE'RE TOLD THAT THEY DON'T WANT US HERE ANYMORE.))
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((I'D LIKE TO GET US.. IT LOOKS LIKE THE STREAM CROSSES THE ROAD THERE..))
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As organizers deployed searchers in a two-square mile radius around the home, they also began the difficult task of searching nearby ponds and wells.
A four-person dive team from Halifax County had barely spent fifteen minutes in the murky waters of this pond when they were told they could stop.
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((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX COUNTY SHERIFF: AT APPROXIMATELY ONE-FIFTEEN, THE BODY OF DEANDRE BARKSDALE WAS FOUND..))
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Sheriff Oakes says DeAndre's body was found in pretty rough terrain about a mile and a half from where he was last seen.
Oakes say it's apparent the boy died of exposure but isn't sure how long he'd been dead.
The discovery brings to an end what has been a physically and mentally exhausting search for everyone involved.
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((CASSANDRA BARKSDALE/AUNT; ALL OF THE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS, PEOPLE CAME FROM ALL OVER THE STATE, CERTAINLY INDEBTED TO THESE PEOPLE AND CERTAINLY PROVED TO US THAT THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE OUT THERE WITH A GOOD HEART.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Halifax County. ))

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The FBI is reportedly investigating a link between terrorism and a tiny Virginia town.
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The Richmond Times Dispatch says the FBI is investigating a person in Tappahannock (TAP-uh-HAN-ick) for possible ties to terrorist organizations.
The newspaper says the person under investigation is considered a possible source of financing and other assistance for terrorist groups. It said its sources did NOT identify the person by name or nationality.
The report says the town about 45 mile northeast of Richmond is NOT considered a target for a terrorist attack.
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Acting on intelligence information from Homeland Security officials -- British Airways cancels one of its international flights today.
As Teri Okita reports this is the second time in two days there has been a security concern with this flight.
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((WHILE U-S TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS CANT NAME ANY SPECIFIC THREAT, DATE OR TIME, SOURCES TELL CBS NEWS THAT BRITISH AIRWAYS MUST HAVE HAD SOME CREDIBLE THREAT INFORMATION TO CANCEL A NEW YEARS DAY FLIGHT FROM LONDON HEATHROW TO WASHINGTON DULLES AIRPORT. TRACK: ITS THE SAME FLIGHT, 223, THAT AUTHORITIES DELAYED FOR ALMOST FOUR HOURS ON THE TARMAC IN WASHINGTON JUST THE NIGHT BEFORE. IN THAT INSTANCE, THE F-B-I ACTED ON INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION AND SAID CERTAIN PASSENGER NAMES ON THE MANIFEST STOOD OUT NAMES OF PEOPLE THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS WERE EAGER TO TALK TO.
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we received information that some of the names on the manifest for that flight appeared to be identical to some of the names that were on a terrorist database. THEY QUESTIONED SOME OF THE 250-PASSENGERS AND CREWMEMBERS ON BOARD BUT DIDN'T GIVE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION. NO ONE WAS DETAINED, BUT PASSENGERS SAY THEY HAD PLENTY OF CONCERNS DURING THE DELAY.
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SOT: that the Dulles airport had been evacuated because of a terrorist threat, and we were being kept out there for th

at reason. Then, as we saw other planes landing and taking off, we realized that can't be the case ... so it must be someone on our plane is a suspect.
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at the conclusion of our interviews which the FBI concluded about 1130 last evening we had no issues, no concerns, no worries, those folks who we interviewed were not identical tothe names on the watch list. TRACK: BRITISH AIRWAYS MADE ALTERNATIVE FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE 180-PASSENGERS ABOARD THE NEW YEARS DAY FLIGHT, AND ITS TWO OTHER DAILY DEPARTURES TO WASHINGTON WENT OFF AS SCHEDULED.
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: For now, the airline and British authorities are keeping tight-lipped about the exact reason for cancelling Thursday's flight, but sources say certain routes are often flagged for security matters and carefully monitored. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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Two people are dead after the small airplane they were flying crashed into a residential area shortly after take off in Dallas today.
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The accident could have been worse. The plane crashed into a vacant home, skidded across the street and set fire to the home where Eleanor Denmark was taking care of a patient.
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((ELEANOR DENMARK/CARETAKER; I JUST HEARD A BIG CRASH AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A BOMB AND YOU KNOW AFTER THAT IT JUST PUSHED ME TO THE FLOOR IN THE KITCHEN))
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But Denmark found the strength to carry her quadriplegic patient out of the burning house.
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((SANDERS THOMPSON/VICTIM'S SON; SHE PICKED UP A MAN WHO WEIGHS ALMOST AS MUCH AS SHE DOES AND RAN OUT THE HOUSE WITH HIM, PUT HIM DOWN ON THE GRASS AND SAVED HIS LIFE))
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The plane had just taken off from a local airport. It was rainy and foggy at the time, but the cause of the crash has yet to be determined.
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About 70 employees of a Danville company spent New Year's Day walking the picket line.
Workers at DanChem (Dan-KIM) Technologies went on strike after failing to reach an agreement on a new contract.
The union members walked out in a dispute over health insurance, overtime and a proposed wage freeze.
A company spokesman says they made a fair proposal and that a strike would be unfortunate.
DanChem (Dan-KIM) makes custom chemicals for use in food additives and the textile industry.

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Brenda Hale says she will complete her term as President of the Roanoke Branch of the N- Double A- C- P.
But today, the local leader of the civil rights group said health problems are forcing her to step aside at the end of the year.
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Hale made the announcement this afternoon, as the organization observed Jubilee Day at Price Memorial Church.
Hale says she is proud of recent accomplishments and confident the organization will remain in capable hands.
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((I THINK THAT EVERYONE THAT IS WORKING IN THE BRANCH NOW HAS THE BEST INTERESTS AT HEART OF THE BRANCH AND THAT WE CAN CONTINUE SERVING WITH INTEGRITY AND PROFESSIONALISM AND GOOD COMMUNICATIONS AND STILL BUILDING GOOD RELATIONSHIPS. AND THAT'S WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO, YOU HAVE TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS.))
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Hale was elected President in November 2000, and she hopes to win a seat on the group's executive committee.
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Still ahead on News 7, we'll look back on the biggest stories of 2003....
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And find out why a Roanoke pastor is looking forward to returning to war-torn Iraq.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Trojans start the New Year by claiming number one, part of a bowl bonanza that included five games. This Wildcat could miss tomorrow's Fiesta, and Virginia Coach Kevin Ross is a Navy grad, now signing up for the Army. Plus former Cavalier Donald Hand is headed to the Star City, and the Express climbs the ECHL standings. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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On this first day of 2004, we take a look back at the people and events that made news last year, as chosen by News-7 staff members.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean has our list of the top seven stories of 2003.
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((Governor Warner and the General Assembly managed to balance the state budget last year. But it took cuts in jobs, and services and increases in some fees.
Heading into the next General Assembly, the governor was saying that changing Virginia's tax code was the best answer to the state's budget woes. ((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THIS PUTS US ON THE PATH BACK TO FINANCIAL STABILITY.)) [RUNS:03]
Republicans were critical of the governor's ideas, with House leader Morgan Griffith saying it wasn't dead on arrival but was suffering a serious case of the flu.
At number 6 on our list, Carilion's expansion plans.. The 105 million dollar project would make Roanoke Memorial Hospital the second largest in the state, but would turn Community Hospital into a healthcare training facility.
Carilion hopes to win state approval and start construction sometime this summer.
The winter of 2003 brought one batch of snow and ice after another, and came in at number 5 on our list.
But the storms did bring some enough moisture to end the drought.
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((HUBERT BOWMAN: WELL, 'CAUSE IT MELTS SLOWER, SOAKS IN THE GROUND BETTER, HELPS THE CROPS, ALOT OF THE TIMES CROPS WILL GROW UNDERNEATH THE SNOW.)) [RUNS:11]
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Making the top four was the continuing controversy over the future of Victory Stadium. City council finally approved plans for a new amphitheater project off Orange Avenue to replace the south Roanoke landmark. Barrels of hazardous waste keep turning up at the new stadium site, as a citizens group tried to bury the project with lawsuits.
The war in Iraq touched the lives of hundreds of people, from reserve units called up, to those relatives and friends of the servicemen from the region who lost their lives. They included Marine Michael Lalush of Botetourt County; Air Force major William Watkins from South Boston; First Lieutenant Joshua Hurley of Alleghany County; Pulaski Army Sergeant Michael Dooley. ((RUSSELL DOOLEY/MICHAEL'S FATHER: HE SAID HE WOULD BE PROUD TO FIGHT FOR HIS COUNTRY. IF HE GOT KILLED, HE WOULD THINK HE WAS DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR AMERICA. HE WAS VERY PROUD TO DO WHAT HE WAS DOING.))
Another story that dominated the headlines in 2003 was Virginia Tech's move to the ACC.
At first the university cried foul over the league's overtures to other schools, but not to them, Tech's president saying at one point that the university has invested too much in the Big East to watch it all be destroyed.
A few weeks later, under pressure from state officials, the ACC had changed its mind, and so had Virginia Tech.
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Tech's football team closed out its relationship with the Big East with a 4 and 3 record, losing four of its last five games.
At the top of our list, Hurricane Isabel.
Virginia Beach and the Richmond area bore the brunt of the storm. It did an estimated one-point-six billion dollars damage across the station, destroyed 11 hundred homes and left 33 people dead.
Thousands were without power for days.
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And that's a look back at just a few of the top stories from 2003.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
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Still ahead on News Seven, Robin has the warm weekend forecast.
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And temperature doesn't make a difference to these folks as they take the plunge this New Year's Day.
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A Roanoke pastor who visited Iraq in November, hopes to return in 2004.
And the Christian relief organization he leads is now planning to establish an orphanage there.
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Dave Fuller is the director of "Answering the Call," an international relief and missions group that's based in the Roanoke Valley.
He traveled to the region on a ten-day trip that carried him to Baghdad, and cities in northern Iraq.
By the end of April, he hopes to have funding in place to begin relief efforts there.
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((DAVE FULLER: WE WANT TO BE VERY INTENTIONAL ABOUT THE ORPHANAGE THAT WE SET UP THERE. AND WE WANT TO BE SURE THAT THE MONEY WE'RE PUTTING INTO AN ORPHANAGE IS ACTUALLY GOING INTO AN ORPHANAGE , NOT INTO SOME KIND OF TERRORIST CELL OR SOMETHING. SO WE 'LL BE THERE TO OVERSEE THAT PROCESS AND SOME OF THE FINANCES THERE.))
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The group also hopes to encourage Christian pastors in Iraq and other troubled regions of the world.
To that end, Answering the Call is also moving forward with plans for a training facility in central America.
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We are kicking off this new year on a very mild note but you know that won't last. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner tells us January is the coldest month of the year. He has the details in our January almanac.
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Coming up, a complete rundown of all the day's bowls, including the Rose where USC staked its claim to number 1, Ell Roberson may miss the Fiesta Bowl tomorrow, and Uva is losing its running backs coach to Army, but first tonight's extra point,
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The Roanoke Dazzle has signed former Virginia star Donald Hand. The point guard played in 65 games the past two seasons in the D-League with the Greenville Groove. He is expected to suit up for Roanoke tomorrow night against Fayetteville.
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Michigan had the chance to make everything right again as far as the BCS is concerned. But the Wolverines couldn't get it done in the Rose Bowl against USC, meaning that there will likely be a split national championship.
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The top ranked Trojans made it look easy in the grandaddy of 'em all as Matt Leinart threw two first half TD passes staking SC to a 14-zip halftime cushion.
John Navarre who was sacked five times in the first two quarters got his team on the board with this scoring pass.

But check out the trickery from the Men of Troy. The reverse pass from Mike Williams to Leinart
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who takes it in. The Trojans won going away 28-14.
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The Kansas State Wildcats may be without starting quarterback Ell Roberson in tomorrow night's Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State. Today, Roberson was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a Scottsdale hotel.
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Roberson said he had consensual sex with the 22 year old woman who is a K-State grad and acquaintance of the quarterback. The alleged incident was said to have occurred around 3am last night. Coach Bill Snyder has not decided if the school's career offense leader will play in the game.
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Earlier today, Chris Leak gave Florida an early 7-nothing lead over Iowa in the Outback Bowl, thanks to this 70 yard bomb to Kelvin Kight for a TD but it was all Hawkeyes from there.
Quarterback Nate Chandler threw a TD pass and rushed for another.
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Fred Russell tallied 150 yards on the ground for the Hawkeyes who won it 37-17.
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In the Gator Bowl, Maryland took out West Virginia for the second time this season. Scott McBrien, the former Mountaineer threw for a career high 381 yards
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and 3 scores, including two to Jafar Williams as the Terps hammered WVU 41 to 7.
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And in the Capital One Bowl, Georgia squandered a 24-nothing lead against Purdue in Orlando. But the Bulldogs got this one yard score from
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Kregg Lumpkin in overtime to knock off the Boilermakers 34 to 27.
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As expected, the Virginia Cavaliers are losing running backs coach Kevin Ross.
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Ross will join his father Bobby on the staff at Army where he will serve as the offensive coordinator. The 38 year old Naval Academy grad held his position in Charlottesville for three years after stints at the Citadel and Georgia Tech.
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The Express lost Shawn Limpright to a call up following last night's win over Gwinett. But as Steve Mason explains, the team is learning to win no matter who is on the ice.
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Tomorrow night the Virginia Tech women will try to stay unbeaten against Liberty. The Flames are led by 6-9 center Katie Feenstra, but the Hokies have some size of their own, with four players over 6-3.
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There are many traditions to start off the new year, but the polar bear plunge still makes people ask, why?
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People all over the country strip down and plunge into the nearest body of frigid water.
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Hundreds jumped into the waters of Lake Michigan where the air temperature was thirty degrees.
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The temperature was in the twenties at Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota, but the water was freezing too.

Organizers had to cut an access hole in the frozen lake. All the new divers there are known as "guppies" and they are last to take the plunge. Each year the divers move up in class and line: minnow, walleye, northern muskie, barracuda, and the real veterans are sharks. (------------)