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Today on News 7 at 5, another Democratic Presidential candidate drops out of the race.
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Also we'll tell you who is offering 50 BILLION dollars to buy Mickey Mouse and all his holdings.
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[Weather-Head]
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And a winter weather advisory is up for southside as another snow maker is on the way. Forecast details just ahead.

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On Health check, we will see how some families are using sign language to communicate with their children before they can talk.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus Steve Smallshaw will join us live from Lynchburg as we look at the city's homeless problem.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

And in Sports Travis Wells checks in from Daytona with a preview of this weekend's big race. News 7 at 5 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Once again snow is in the forecast. This time it looks like the southside will get the brunt of it. Let's get the details from meterologist Robin Reed in the Weather Center.

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[SS=NONE]ROBIN IN WX-CENTER


[WXPRO/FULL] ADVISORIES TOMORROW FORECAST

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[5-School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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One school has already decided to delay opening tomorrow.
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[SCHOOLTOUCH FULL]
Hargrave Military Academy will open two hours late on Thursday.
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[5-Homeless]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's hard to imagine anyone living outdoors in cold weather like this, but experts say there are many homeless people who are doing just that.
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Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom.. how big is the homeless problem there?
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They're still putting together this year's numbers, but experts figure anywhere from 175 to 200 people find themselves homeless at some point.
That figure, however, does NOT include people like Richard Wayne Dill... the man who died last week while trying to keep warm.

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[SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief; :17]
[SUPER=01-Rhonda Ford/Central VA Homeless Coalition; :47]
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(( Just off Woodall Road in Lynchburg is a patch of woods that 62-year-old Richard Wayne Dill called home.
Dill apparently had been living in this clearing for about a year before he died Friday while trying to light a fire to stay warm.
Emergency crews who were called to the scene recognized him right away.
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((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: I WOULD SAY MOST OF THE PEOPLE, WE KNOW THEM BY NAME, I MEAN WE KNOW WHO THEY ARE BECAUSE WE'VE HAD SO MANY CONTACTS WITH THEM. AND YES IT'S FRUSTRATING BECAUSE THERE REALLY ISN'T NOW ANY WAY TO MANDATE PEOPLE TO DO THAT.))
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[OUT Q=to do that.]


Dill was one of many people who experts say choose to be homeless.. they would rather set up camp in places like this than accept help and the rules that often come with it.
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((RHONDA FORD/CENTRAL VA HOMELESS COALITION: THERE ARE SO MANY THAT WE DON'T SEE. I THINK WE STILL LIVE IN A COMMUNITY THAT DOESN'T THINK HOMELESSNESS IS A REAL ISSUE HERE. PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS SHOCKED WHEN I SAY WE COUNTED 200 AND I KNOW THAT THAT NUMBER IS MUCH LOWER THAN THE NUMBER OF HOMELESS PEOPLE OUT THERE.))
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Police say there's little they can do for persons like Richard Dill unless they are a clear threat to themselves or others.
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In other words, they can't force anyone to seek shelter or get help. Jean?

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The field narrows yet again for the Democratic nomination for President.
As expected, Wesley Clark today bowed out of the race- Stacy Case has more.
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[SUPER=01-Howard Dean/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
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(( HE'S NOT GOING ON............ HE'S GOING HOME. IN LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS WEDNESDAY-- RETIRED GENERAL WESLEY CLARK MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT. HE'S DROPPING OUT-- A CAMPAIGN CASUALTY. RET GENERAL WESLEY CLARK/DROPPING HIS BID
FRONTRUNNER JOHN KERRY TOOK A RARE DAY OFF AFTER JUMPING A CRITICAL HURDLE IN TUESDAY VOTING. HIS DECISIVE WINS IN VIRGINIA AND TENNESSEE PROVE TO HIS PARTY AND VOTERS HE CAN CARRY THE SOUTH. SUPER: SEN JOHN KERRY/(D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE what i'm going to do is go state by state.. .
HOWARD DEAN, WITHOUT A WIN SO FAR ...IS PINNING HIS HOPES ON WISCONSIN. AS HE ATTACKED FRONTRUNNER KERRY... A SLIP OF THE TONGUE...ADDED TO THE SLIPPERY SLOPE OF HIS CAMPAIGN.
HOWARD DEAN/(D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE President Kerry, I mean Senator Kerry, oh please spare us! DESPITE HIS DISTANT SECOND PLACE SHOWING TUESDAY, NORTH CAROLINA SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS IS ALSO IN WISCONSIN....HAMMERING HOME HIS JOBS MESSAGE, HOPING IT RESONATES WITH THE UNEMPLOYED ELECTORATE HERE....AND HOPING IT DELIVERS A KNOCKOUT PUNCH TO DEAN'S CAMPAIGN
STACY CASE/REPORTING: EDWARDS SAYS THIS IS NOW DOWN TO A RACE BETWEEN HIM AND KERRY. BUT KERRY SEEMS UNSTOPPABLE AND WITH MORE THAN 500 DELEGATES, THE FRONTRUNNER'S FOCUS IS CLEARLY ON A NOVEMBER FACE OFF WITH PRESIDENT BUSH. STACY CASE CBS NEWS AT THE WHITE HOUSE.))

[5-Primary-Results]


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John Kerry may have overwhelmingly won Virginia's Democratic Primary this week, but he only narrowly took southwest Virginia votes.
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In fact, North Carolina Senator John Edwards won in Pulaski and Craig Counties and lost by only 13 votes in Floyd County.
Kerry and Edwards were only separated by a few hundred votes in Montgomery and Roanoke Counties and Salem.
A local political analyst says Edwards' message won over a lot of southwest Virginia voters
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[SUPER=01-Craig Brians/VA Tech Political Science Professor;]

((CRAIG BRIANS/VA TECH POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR: HIS SMALL TOWN MESSAGE I THINK DOES RESONATE HERE. HE GREW UP IN A SMALL TOWN IN SOUTH CAROLINA. MADE GOOD IN THE BIG CITY OF RALEIGH AND NORTH CAROLINA. WENT TO HIGHER EDUCATION THERE. I THINK HE SYMBOLIZES A STORY THAT'S FAMILIAR TO MANY PEOPLE IN OUR AREA.))
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Brians also says that people here feel close ties to North Carolina and that could have played a role in the vote.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Coming up at 6:00 we'll tell you why political experts think Governor Mark Warner is becoming more visible in the Kerry campaign.


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One of Roanoke County's longtime leaders has died.
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Former board of supervisors chair Lee Eddy died early this morning from complications of surgery. Eddy was admitted to the hospital Saturday night for diverticulitis (Diver-tick-u-LY-tis). He served on the Roanoke County board of supervisors for eleven years,
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and was chairman in 1968 and 1992. He remained actively involved in public affairs, including hosting the cable-access program "Focus on Local Government." Eddy was 77.
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Up next on the newscast, the topic of television decency is at the top of the agenda on Capitol Hill.
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Plus we will meet a toddler who lets his fingers do the talking.
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[5-Comcast-Disney]


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It could be the world's largest communications company- marrying cable to a mouse- the Disney mouse that is.
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The Cable Corporation Comcast wants to buy the Walt Disney Company for stock valued at about 54 billion dollars.
Disney owns ESPN, ABC and the ABC family channel along with its world famous theme parks.
Comcast owns the golf channel and has 21 million subscribers and 5 million high speed internet customers.
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((BRIAN ROBERTS/COMCAST CORPORATION: WE BELIEVE EVENTUALLY THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WILL HAVE TIME SHIFTING FUNCTIONINALITY WHETHER IT'S VIDEO ON DEMAND OR PVR'S LIKE TIVO. WE THINK DISNEY MOVIES AND ATTRACTIVE WINDOWS ON VIDEO ON DEMAND TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF SUCCESS.))
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If the deal goes through, Comcast would assume Disney's eleven billion dollar debt.
Disney's board of directors says it'll study the offer.
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This year's Superbowl halftime show included crotch grabbing and breast baring. Now lawmakers are talking about indecency on the air.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


But today's hearings were scheduled long before the Super Bowl.
Both houses are looking into bills that would increase indecency fines ten fold to 275-thosuand dollars-
200 thousand people complained to the Federal Communications Commission after the superbowl show.
[Super=04-February 1]


CBS is under investigation for the Jackson incident, but the entire show is being questioned, including the treatment of the American flag by singer Kid Rock.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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In health check tonight,
It's a parents dream to be able to communicate with their baby before he or she can even speak.
A Radford family has found a way to do just that.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details
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Jean, They've learned to communicate with their child by using baby signs.
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It's similar to sign language for the deaf -but this is for children between six months and 24 months old.
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((
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((NAT SOUND OF MAKING BABY NOISES)) [RUNS05]
Ira Hein has a lot to say --but his parents can't always understand him ---which they say can be frustrating.
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((I WANT TO BE ABLE TO CARE FOR MY SON. BUT IF I CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT HIS NEEDS OR WANTS ARE THEN I CAN'T SOLVE HIS PROBLEM)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=solve his problem.]


So they decided to try a different way to communicate with him.
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[IN Q=ira you want]

((IRA YOU WANT TO EAT)) [RUNS03]
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They use a form of sign language.
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[IN Q=Baby signs are easy methods]

((BABY SIGNS ARE EASY METHODS FOR A CHILD AND PARENT TO COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER THROUGH GESTURES, NATURAL GESTURES)) [RUNS08]
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((ALL DONE..ira does the sign.)) [RUNS03]
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[IN Q=Some children will pick it up right away others]

((SOME CHILDREN WILL PICK IT UP RIGHT AWAY OTHER WILL PICK IT UP IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS OR MONTHS IT DEPENDS ON THE CHILD. BUT THE MAJOR THINGS YOU WANT IS CONSISTENCY AND REPETITION)) [RUNS16]
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The Bakari's are Baby Signs consultants --they help family's like the Heins learn the more than 50 different signs that make up the language.
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((HIS FRUSTRATION LEVEL IS LOWER, MINE IS LOWER. I'TS JUST BEEN OVERALL A BETTER RELATIONSHIP)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=overall better relationship.]))




[TAKE PINNACLE FULL] The next Baby Signs Workshop will be held on February 17th at the Radford Library at 2pm . For more information you can call 540-731-1820.
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Jean, Ira was a little camera shy --as we would turn of the light he would go the gestures.

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Up next Robin will have the details about the snow.
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[VO] Then a little later in the newscast, a local woman tries to sew up some decorations for the Victory Junction Gang.
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Coming up next in Sports, Travis Wells will join us live from Daytona Beach Florida.
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Plus we'll see how school consolidation will make for some interesting situations for a high school basketball team.
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Good evening everybody and welcome to the midweek ticker.
The Hokies take on Georgetown tonight at the Cassell in a 7pm tip-off. Most folks don't realize that the Hoyas and Allen Iverson actually have a tie in with some folks at Daytona this week.

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Travis Wells now joins us from the track where Hoops and Horsepower crossed paths.

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[ROLL CUE:....ON THE RACE TRACK."]
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[SUPER=01-Jervis Wimbush/Martinsville Sophomore Forward; 1:18]
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Fieldale Collinsville and Laurel Park join Bassett and Magna Vista as part of Henry County's consolidation next year. But many questions remain - just for athletics. Steve Mason has more in Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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[SUPER=01-Ryan Byrd/Fieldale-Collinsville Jr. Guard; :11]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Dillard/Fieldale-Collinsville Jr. Guard; :16]
[SUPER=01-Josh Tyree/Bassett Jr. Forward; :22]
[SUPER=01-Joe Manns/Bassett Jr. Guard; :31]
[SUPER=03-Collinsville; :37]
[SUPER=01-Jason Wood/Fieldale-Collinsville Head Boys' Coach; :46]
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[SUPER=03-Laurel Park; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Mary Martin/Henry Co. School Board Member; 1:28(QUICK!!!)]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Blair/Laurel Park Girls' Varsity Coach; 1:46]
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[OUT Q=...hometown hoops weekly"]
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((While the Piedmont goes from 8 teams to six, the district should be stronger next year. For example, Bassett players will have to battle Fieldale Collinsville players for the same five starting spots. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Fieldale Collinsville head varsity coach Jason Wood has applied for the Bassett head job for 2005, which Tom Hering occupies and has re applied for. ((:))
According to Henry County human resources director Charles Preston, the school board makes the ultimate decision on coaching hires based on the Bassett and Magna Vista principals recommendation.
Laurel Park girls head coach Melissa Blair has applied for the Magna Vista job and her mother Mary Martin is a Henry County school board member. In an effort to be fair, the board is waiting for word back from attorneys on whether or not Mrs. Martin can be included in the decision process for the Magna Vista girls varsity head coaches spot. ((:)) Blair is also concerned with solid kids with marginal basketball skills.)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON: THERE ARE 12 TOTAL VARSITY AND JV COACHES THIS SEASON AND NEXT YEAR THERE ARE ONLY 8 COACHING SPOTS. THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS ADDED ADDITIONAL BASKETBALL COACH AT EACH SCHOOL. BECAUSE OF A RECENT CONSOLIDATION POSTPOSTNMENT AND SNOW DAYS THE FINAL DECISIONS HAVE BEEN PUSHED BACK NO LATER THAN MARCH 15TH. STEVE MASON HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY.))



[5Marketwatch]


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On Wall Street today, stocks moved higher after some reassuring words from the Federal Reserve chairman.
Alexis Christoforous wraps it up in today's Marketwatch report.
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There was nothing speedy about a local artist's work to honor Nascar.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
Quilter Carol Mesimer (MEE-simm-err) finished "Big Boys Toys #44" last summer after starting the piece in 1998.

The design was intended to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hot Wheels. Her son asked her to feature Kyle Petty's car.
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[IN Q=And then when Adam died I was unsure...]
[SUPER=01-Carol Mesimer/Quilter;]

((CAROL MESIMER/QUILTER: AND THEN WHEN ADAM DIED I WAS UNSURE WHETHER MY SON WOULD WANT TO KEEP ON WITH THAT CAR SO I ASKED HIM AND HE SAID, "YES, HE WOULD". SO I FINISHED IT THIS SUMMER.))
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[OUT Q=so I finished it this summer.]
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The quilt will be highlighted in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine sometime in the next year.
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