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Today on News 7 at 5, the parents of a missing two year old child have been charged with his abduction. We'll have more in a live report from Danville.
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Plus hunters find skeletal remains in the woods of Henry County.
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What a pleasant day it turned out to be. Let's see if we can have a repeat performance tomorrow. Details just ahead.

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Radford University takes a step to help the health of the entire community.
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Sears and K-Mart surprise the business world with news of a multiBILLION dollar merger.
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Plus Brent Watts will show us a military invasion on a very small scale. News 7 at 5 is next.

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Both parents of a missing two year old boy are charged with his abduction.
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But police still don't know where two year old Amario Stevens is. Stevens has been the subject of a nationwide missing child alert for two days.
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Steve Smallshaw is in Danville tonight. Steve, what do police think happened?
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Steve adlibs ((ROLLCUE:..orchestrate his disappearance.))
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Henry County authorities say they believe they have found the remains of a woman missing since January of 2003. 54 year old Sarah Ann Snipes was last seen walking on the side of Route 58. Today, a hunter contacted authorities after finding a pocketbook in a wooded area off of Daniel Road near Axton. Deputies then found the skeletal remains a short distance away. Authorities will now try to make a positive ID, and determine how the woman died.

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Stocks soared on Wall Street, after news that K-mart will buy one of America's oldest names in retailing...Sears Roebuck...for eleven-billion-dollars. Kelly Cobiella takes a look at what the 11-billion dollar sale means for consumers.
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((KMART and SEARS are betting on power in numbers. The discount retailer and traditional mall anchor store are merging... in an eleven billion dollar deal will give the NEW company a massive retail presence: 34-hundred stores across the country.
MOS: Consumer/shopper "I think it's great."
MOS; Consumer/shopper I'm not crazy about K-Mart ..hope they keep Sears the way it is.

(KELLY COBIELLA/NEW YORK)

"There will be no change of names in this retail marriage. The store-front signs stay the same, along with the signature brands and specialty lines. But they may do some crossing-over. Martha Stewart merchandise is already selling in Sears stores in Canada."
Both retailers have struggled in recent years.. but K-mart is starting to bounce back... posting its first profit in three years last march, after selling off some 6-hundred stores, and cutting its workforce by 57-thousand.
Longtime mall anchor store and catalogue king Sears has tried boosting sales by adding groceries and other items to its shelves.
The company heads hope the merger will give both retailers more buying power... and a better competitive edge in pricing. Retail analysts say there's another benefit: a holiday shopping buzz.
FAITH HOPE CONSOLO/RETAIL ANALYST "it just re-focuses consumers back to sears and makes it a mor exciting brand and this happening just a few weeks before christmas is great news for retail."
And great news for shoppers... say analysts... with a new merchandise mix, better stores... and more promotions to get them in the door. Kelly Cobiella, CBS News, New York.))

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In Iraq, it's been days since the U.S. military claimed it had control over Fallujah but fighting there continues.
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Marines are searching door-to-door, looking for insurgents and Saddam Hussein loyalists....some of whom have snuck into the city by swimming across the Euphrates river.
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((GEN. NATONSKI: WE'RE CLEANING UP RUBBLE REMOVING THE DEAD BODIES SO WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING TO SET THOSE CONDITIONS TO BRING THE PEOPLE BACK AS SOON AS WE CAN.))
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Further north, at least ten people were killed and more than a dozen wounded when a car bomb exploded near a U.S military patrol.
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There's also a report that 31 Iraqi policemen returning from a training mission in Jordan were taken hostage by insurgents who attacked their hotel. But Iraqi officials have yet to confirm that report.
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Up next on the newscast, Roanoke officials hit the road in search of a new school superintendent,
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Plus in Healthcheck, Joy Sutton will show us what Radford University is doing to contribute to the health of its community.
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Virginia's economy is on the upswing, but there's still work to be done.
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That was the message from Governor Mark Warner today as he presented his views on the state economy to several hundred members of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Warner says he'd like to do more to even out job- growth rates across the state by supporting existing industries and providing more workforce training. He also hopes to build on the tourism industry and promote Virginia's arts and crafts. Warner says he believes better long term planning will promote restraint among state leaders as they decide how to spend the more than 7- hundred- million- dollar budget surplus.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: IN THE PAST YOU COULD SIT HERE AND SAY LET'S LOOK AT THESE REVENUES PARTICULARLY DRIVEN BY THIS RED HOT NORTHERN VIRGINIA ECONOMY AND LET'S GO AHEAD AND SPEND OR WHATEVER WITH THEM AND YOU DIDN'T NEED TO LOOK AT THE OUT YEAR IMPLICATIONS, NOW WITH THE SIX YEAR FINANCIAL PLAN IN PLACE YOU GOTTA LOOK AT THE OUT YEAR IMPLICATIONS.))


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Coming up tonight at six, we'll hear what the two likely candidates for next year's gubernatorial race had to say about Virginia's economic future.
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The Roanoke City School Board is on the road tonight- in Williamsburg-
The board is meeting with a consultant to work on the search for a new superintendent.
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Members will compile public input from recent forums and put together a list of facts about Roanoke that may help attract good candidates.
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((DORIS ENNIS/ACTING SUPERINTENDENT: WHEN RAY AND ASSOCIATES GOES FORWARD THEY NEED A BROCHURE OF WHAT IT'S LIKE IT'S A WAY TO PRESENT YOURSELF IF YOU COME TO ROANOKE THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT IN TERMS OF AMENITIES IN ROANOKE, KINDS OF SCHOLS WE HAVE IN ROANOKE CITY.))
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The board hopes to hire a new superintendent by the end of February- The board is in Williamsburg for the annual Conference of Virginia School Boards.

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In health check tonight,
For four years the Radford University clinics have served the uninsured and underinsured in the New River Valley.

But patients with more complicated health problems often had to be referred to other facilities.
That's not the case anymore.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton explains why? Joy what has changed?
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Shannon, The clinic is primarily run by nurse practitioners -- and there is a limit to the amount of care they can give.
But now another doctor is on board.
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This means the clinic will be able to have a doctor on staff four hours a day, five days a week.
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With the addition of Dr. Richard Moore, the RU clinics will be able to provide a level of patient care that wasn't possible before.
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((WE'RE ABLE TO SEE PATIENTS WITH PROBLEMS THAT BEFORE NEEDED TO BE REFERRED ON. AND I'M ABLE TO WRITE PRESCRIPTIONS THAT THESE OTHER PRACTITIONERS WE'RE ABLE TO PROVIDE AND I'M ABLE TO PROVIDE A CERTAIN DEPTH OF COVERAGE)) [RUNS17]
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The lack of health care coverage is an issue affecting many in the New River Valley.
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((THE UNINSURED RATE IN ALMOST ALL THE AREAS AROUND US RUNS AT ABOUT 20 PERCENT AND IN THE UNINSURED POPULATION HAVING ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE SERVICES IS A BIG PROBLEMS)) [RUNS15]
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That's why there is also the RU mobile clinic which travels to surrounding communities.
Last year the clinics treated five-thousand patients. With Dr. Moore on board, they will now be able to care for those on Medicaid or other government programs.
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((BECAUSE THE REIMBURSEMENT RATES ARE NOT GREAT IN THOSE INSURANCE PROGRAMS SO MANY PRACTICES LIMIT THE PERCENTAGE OF CLIENTS INSURED THROUGH THAT PROGRAM)) [RUNS14]
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But not the RU Clinics. They're there to fill that health care gap. And with Dr. Moore on staff more patients will now have a place to turn. ))
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If you'd like more information on the RU clinics you can call 1-866-403-4947. The clinic at Waldron Hall is open Monday thru Friday.
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Shannon,

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Up next on the newscast, a World War II battle is still taking place in Danville, and Brent Watts is right in the middle of it.
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Coming up today in Sports, Roanoke's basketball team prepares to dazzle fans with its season opener.
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Following that we'll tell you why nobody will be eating "biscuits" and "gravy" this Thanksgiving.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Hump Day ticker.
The inaugural Nextel Cup will be handed out this weekend in South Florida. While the Chase for the Championship has been stressful on the top 10 drivers, it's been equally tough on the crews. Just ask Caleb Hurd, Jeff Gordon's catch can man, who played football for the Hokies and Pulaski County High School.
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In one other Nascar note, Jon Wood will make the jump from the Truck Series to the Busch Series next year where he'll team up with Stacy Compton and Robert Pressley, driving a Ford Taurus. The 23 year old is currently 14th in the Truck Series standings.
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The Roanoke Dazzle opens the NBDL season on Friday night at the Civic Center against the Fayetteville Patriots. Coach Kent Davison is anxious to get started and says the league has come a long way since its inception in 2000.
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The Patrick Henry golf team returned to the group 3A state tournament this season for the first time in eight years in large part because of Chris Wirt.
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Today Wirt signed his letter of intent to play division I golf at Elon. Wirt receives a partial scholarship to play for the Phoenix. Wirt was an all Western District selection four years and an all Northwest Region choice three season for the Patriots. He won the district tournament this past season.
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The merger between K-Mart and Sears put investors in a buying mood on Wall Street today. Marcella Palmer has more from New York.
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It was "neck and neck".
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That's how President Bush described a contest today to name the nation's Thanksgiving turkey. Continuing a 57-year White House tradition, the president then formally issued the pardon for ``Biscuits'' and the back-up bird ``Gravy'' in a Rose Garden ceremony.
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((It was a tough contest and it turned out some 527 organizations got involved, including Barnyard Animals for Truth. There was a scurrilous film that came out, Fahrenheit 375 Degrees At 10 Minutes Per Pound.))
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The turkeys were raised in West Virginia -- and will now go to a petting zoo in the Washington suburbs. The names ``Patience'' and ``Fortitude'' came in second.
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A Danville museum is letting you experience life on the front line. The catch is, you have to bring your own tank.
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Brent Watts witnessed a battle near Normandy this afternoon and is back with a report.
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The AAF Tank Museum in Danville has constructed the largest indoor remote control battlefield in the nation.
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Inside, $1000 high tech tanks take on each other in what some might call a lazer tag style battle.
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The museum will host a remote control battle this weekend. If you'd like more information, we've put a link to the museum on our website, WDBJ7.com.
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