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Today on News 7 at 5, the search for a missing 11 year old girl is over in Flordia- authorities find the body of Carlie Brucia .
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Plus we'll see if the rain is causing problems for people along local creeks and rivers.
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The heavy rain is moving out rapidly but will be replaced by a wicked wind chill and mountain snow showers this weekend.

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As John Edwards campaigns in Blacksburg, a new poll shows who would win Virginia's Democratic primary.
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Also a police officer accused of using excessive force will NOT face another trial- but the case isn't over yet.
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Plus the Salem Avalanche's new skipper has a major league resume.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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You know the saying.. rain, rain .. go away..
That's what many are saying tonight.. with heavy rain all day and the threat of flooding.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
It's not just the rain.. but also the melting snow.
Tonight a flood watch is in effect for the entire region.
Let's head over to Robin Reed in the weather center.
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The flood warnings have both residents and police keeping a close eye on local waterways.
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Jennifer Wishon has been monitoring the situation today. She joins us live from Montgomery County. Jennifer, how are things looking now?
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((ROLLCUE:..advising everyone to act cautiously.))

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The weather is leading some schools to change their schedules.
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Charlotte County schools have decided to hold class until 12:30 tomorrow.
There are no night classes tonight at Dabney Lancest Community College, Jackson River Technical College, and the New River Community College in Dublin.
Radford University and Wytheville Community College are also cancelling night classes tonight.
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The Florida girl who's abduction was caught on tape is dead- her body recovered by police after a tip from the suspect.
Now the girl's father wants to know why the man charged with her murder was ever let out of prison-
Jennifer Miller reports from Sarasota.
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(( FAMILY, FRIENDS ..... EVEN STRANGERS ARE GRIEVING THE LOSS OF ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD CARLIE BRUCIA. PRAYERS FOR THE MISSING GIRLS SAFE RETURN ENDED THIS MORNING WHEN POLICE FOUND HER BODY. .
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"THE BODY OF BEAUTIFUL 11 YEAR OLD GIRL CARLIE BRUCIA HAS BEEN FOUND. JOSEPH SMITH IS UNDER ARREST FOR THE ABDUCTION AND MURDER OF CARLIE."

KRISTI TAYLOR/Sarasota resident

Its not only affected her family, but its affected this whole community and its just terrible.
TONIGHT THEY WILL HOLD A CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL TO REMEMBER THE VIBRANT, BLOND SIXTH GRADER. BOB HAGEMANN/CARLIE'S SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Carlie..as shining light at McIntosh Middle School"
AUTHORITIES FOUND CARLIES BODY HIDDEN IN A FIELD BEHIND THIS SARASOTA

CHURCH. ... ONLY A FEW MILES FROM THE CAR WASH WHERE CARLIE WAS KIDNAPPED SUNDAY EVENING. AN ABDUCTION CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE TAPE....WHICH LED TO JOSEPH SMITH'S ARREST.
DETECTIVES SAY SMITH, AT FIRST, REFUSED TO COOPERATE. NOW HE FACES A MURDER TRIAL.
BILL BALKWILL/SARASOTA COUNTY SHERIFF

"I CAN ASSURE YOU THERE HAVE BEEN NO DEALS MADE...." AFTER SEARCHING SMITHS STATION WAGON, DETECTIVES SAID THEY WERE CERTAIN IT WAS USED IN THE YOUNG GIRLS ABDUCTION BUT THEY ARE STILL NOT SAYING HOW, WHEN OR WHERE CARLIE DIED.
JOE BRUCIA/CARLIES FATHER She's in a better place but it was horrific how she had to get there. THE 37-YEAR OLD MECHANIC HAS A LONG CRIMINAL HISTORY WITH 13 ARRESTS.
IF CONVICTED HE COULD FACE THE DEATH PENALTY. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS
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You probably remember another incident caught on tape on the West coast.
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A bystander captured video of a California officer violently arresting a black teenager.
Today an assault charge against the Inglewood officer was dismissed after two trials ended in hung juries, but this case is not over yet.
The Justice Department now says it will review the case-
Federal prosecutors will go over evidnce and transcripts from both trials to decide if the officer should be charged with civil rights violations.
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Roanoke police now say the boy who had a gun at a middle school did NOT have any bullets.
They said yesterday that the 14-year-old brought an unloaded weapon, along with loaded clips, to Woodrow Wilson Middle School.
Today, they said that he did NOT have any ammunition.


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Coming up next, President Bush names the panel memberw who'll look into intelligence failures on Iraq. At least one person is well known to Virginians.
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Plus Presidential candidate John Edwards makes his case with students at Virginai Tech.
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President Bush has signed an executive order naming a bi-partisan commision that will investigate mistakes in intelligence before the Iraq war.
Former U-S Senator Chuck Robb is one of the heads of the panel.
Teri Okita has more.
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((TRACK: THE BLAME GAME OVER PRE-WAR INTELLIGENCE CAME TO A HEAD FRIDAY WHEN PRESIDENT BUSH NAMED SEVEN OF NINE MEMBERS TO A BI-PARTISAN COMMISSION THAT WILL INVESTIGATE INTELLIGENCE FAILURES.

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We were almost all wrong.
TRACK: FUROR OVER THE TESTIMONY OF FORMER CHIEF WEAPONS INSPECTOR DAVID KAY PROMPTED MISTER BUSH ...WHO HAD BEEN COOL TO THE IDEA OF A COMMISSION...TO ISSUE THE EXECUTIVE ORDER.

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Dr. Kay also stated that some prewar intelligence assessments by America and other nations about Iraqs weapon stockpiles have not been confirmed. We are determined to figure out why.
TRACK: FORMER DEMOCRATIC SENATOR CHUCK ROBB AND RETIRED REPUBLICAN JUDGE, LAURENCE SILVERMAN WILL HEAD THE PANEL WHICH WILL INCLUDE A BI-PARTISAN MIX OF WASHINGTON HEAVYWEIGHTS, LIKE SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN.

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BUT SOME DEMOCRATS QUESTION ITS IMPARTIALITY, SINCE THE WHITE HOUSE HAND-PICKED THE PANEL.

(Super: Sen. Dianne Feinstein/D-California)
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independence.
TRACK: THE COMMISSION WILL COMPARE PRE-WAR INFORMATION ON IRAQS WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION WITH FINDINGS FROM CURRENT U-S INSPECTORS. IT WILL ALSO REVIEW INTELLIGENCE ON OTHER ROGUE NATIONS, INCLUDING NORTH KOREA, IRAN, AND LIBYA.

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STANDUP: The commissions findings are due by March 2005. Some question the timing of that long after the Presidential election is over. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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A big endorsement for Senator John Kerry today.
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Former democratic presidential contender Dick Gephardt is putting his support behind Kerry.
Gephardt says the Democrats need someone who can go toe to toe with George Bush on national Security issues
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((REP. DICK GEPHARDT/D- MISSOURI: WE NEED A LEADER WHO CAN DEFEAT GEORGE BUSH IN NOVEMBER IN THE GENERAL ELECTION AND WE NEED A LEADER WHO WE ALL KNOW CAN WALK INTO OVAL OFFICE TOMORROW AND BE A GREAT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. CHEERS.))
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Kerry is in Michigan.. one of three states holding caucuses this weekend.
With his rivals focusing their attention elsewhere, Kerry will be nearly unchalllenged in weekend races in Michigan, Maine and Washington state.
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More than one third of Virginia's Democrats support Senator Kerry for President.
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[VO] The latest News7 - Mason Dixon poll shows the Massachusetts lawmaker would win 34-percent of the vote if the Democratic primary were held today. Of the more than six hundred likely voters questioned, 25-percent back Senator John Edwards, 14-percent, retired General Wesley Clark. Eight percent of Democrats say they would vote for Howard Dean. Five percent favored Al Sharpton and one percent would support Dennis Kucinich. Coming up at six, we'll break the numbers down by region.
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John Edwards hit the campaign trail in Blacksburg today.
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He spoke to Virginia Tech students who packed into a ballroom.
Edwards thanked the audience for showing up despite the icy conditions and went straight into a campaign speech that included topics like poverty, new jobs, prescription drugs and the economy.
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((EDWARDS:THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF AMERICA. IT'S ABOUT LIFTING UP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. MAKING THEM PROUD TO BE AMERICANS AGAIN. MAKING THEM BELIEVE AGAIN THAT EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE. OUR CAMPAIGN IS NOT BASED ON THE POLITICS OF CYNICISM.))
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The Blacksburg stop was just the first for the North Carolina senator, who's traveling on a bus tour of Virginia.


He also made appearances in Wytheville and Bristol.
Boosted by a win in South Carolina this week, Edwards is now focusing his campaign on Virginia and Tennessee.
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A Nelson County farmer says it's time that Fifth District residents had some effective representation in Congress.

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Al Weed is seeking the Democratic nomination to take on Republican Virgil Goode this November.
Weed says Goode is an out-of-touch, career politician who has no vision for solving the District's problems.
He admits taking on a well-known incumbent will be tough.
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((AL WEED/FIFTH DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: THE PEOPLE I NEED TO REACH ARE THE PEOPLE WHO LIKE VIRGIL, AND HE'S A LIKEABLE MAN AND HE DOES GOOD CONSTITUENT SERVICE, BUT WHO REALIZE THAT THEY NEED AN EFFECTIVE CONGRESSMAN IF ANY OF THE PROBLEMS THAT AFFECT THEIR DISTRICT ARE GOING TO BE SOLVED.))
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Weed has raised about 70-thousand dollars for his campaign so far.
He figures he'll need a half million to mount a serious challenge.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Robin Reed will tell us about the next weather event on the horizon.
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[VO] Then a little bit later, a snow boarder runs out of snow as her stunt backfires on David Letterman's Late Show.
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Next on the newscast, heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis decides if he will retire or take a big dollar rematch. Steve Mason will have that story coming up after the break.
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Opening day for baseball season is just about two months away, and today the Salem Avalanche introduced its new manager. Travis Wells has more on the Avs skipper.
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(( Travis: Friday morning's rain did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm at Salem Memorial Stadium as the Avalanche introduced new manager Russ Nixon. Nixon is the 8th manager in Avalanche history and brings 51 years of baseball experience to the dugout, including three years as the skipper of the Atlanta Braves and two more as the head man in Cincinnati in the late 80's. He was quite impressed on his first visit to Salem.
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The Avs open the season on April 9th against Potomac. In Salem, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

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The track at the World Center of Racing is heating up this afternoon.
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The Nextel Cup drivers have been on the track in the very first practice session for tomorrow night's Bud Shootout. It's the first day of a week long learning process leading up to the Daytona 500.
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Rather than face a rematch with Vitali (VIH'-tah-lee) Klitschko, W-B-A champion Lennox Lewis announced his retirement today at the age of 38.
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He finished with a 41-2-2 record. After his last win in June, Lewis decided it was best to finish on top.
Lewis has won an Olympic gold medal and three heavyweight titles. He is only the third active boxer to ever retire as champion.
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UVa is 2 and 6 in the ACC heading into tomorrow's home game against N.C. State.
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Jason Clark has started five straight and provided a spark. He had a career high 13 rebounds in one game and nine boards in another.
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Don't forger to tune in to your Hometown Station tomorrow at one when the Tarheels and the Demon Deacons meet, then at three, catch N.C. State and Virginia.
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Sunday, more ACC hoops on WDBJ-7 . Florida State takes on Maryland a1 one. That's it for the ticker, see ya at six everybody.
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The government's latest employment figures weren't as strong as expected, but investors on Wall Street apparently decided they were good enough and sent stocks sharply higher. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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It wasn't a Stupid Human Trick -- but it turned into a dangerous one.
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A champion snowboarder is expected to be released today from a hospital in New York -- a day after falling 25 feet off a ramp while performing a stunt for David Letterman's T-V show.
Tara Dakides had already made two successful jumps on a ramp that was set up on the street outside the Ed Sullivan Theater.
She fell off the ramp during her third attempt.
She was stitched up at the hospital -- where she got a visit from Letterman.
Letterman's producer says he hopes she'll recover soon and be back on the Letterman show.
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