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Parents are charged with kidnapping their own child- but tonight where is the two year old missing boy?
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A vet whose record keeping came into question learns whether he'll be back in business. We'll have the Veterinary Board's decision.

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Tonight on News 7 sports Frank Beamer and Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen give us a peak inside their unique relationship,
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and the Hokies open up their basketball season this Friday night at the Cassell. It will mark the debut of heralded freshman Marquie Cooke.
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A brief ray of sun but the clouds and a few sprinkles are rushing in this evening. Details ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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The grandmother of a missing Danville boy waits and prays for his safe return.
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The boy's parents have now been charged with his abduction.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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And I'm Keith Humphry.
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Police are still trying to sort out the different stories concerning the dissapearance over the weekend of two-year old A'Mario Stevens.
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His parents have been charged with his abduction, but as far as authorities can tell, neither one has the boy.
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Steve Smallshaw is in Danville tonight. Steve what are police doing to find A'Mario?
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((ROLLCUE:...still considered to be endangered.))
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[Snipes]


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Henry County authorities are investigating the discovery of human remains this morning. Around 10-thirty, a hunter found a pocketbook in a wooded area off Daniel Road near Axton. Deputies later found skeletal remains a short distance away. Items in the pocketbook lead investigators to believe the remains are those of 54 year old Sarah Ann Snipes. She was last seen in January of last year. The Sheriff's Office is trying to figure out how she died.

[Flint]


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Doctor Richard Flint will be back in business this weekend. His license to practice veterinary medicine has been suspended for nearly six months. A committee of the state vet board voted this afternoon to lift the suspension .
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(([2:37:40] ((WELL, DR. FLINT, IT AIN'T IN THE RECORDS, AND IF IT AIN'T IN THE RECORDS, IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.)) [RUNS:05] The vet board committee grilled Flint- -primarily about his Patient Charts- -for two and a half hours. This hearing was about Sweetie and the caliber of care she got from Flint at Noah's Ark Animal Complex. Flint's records don't match up with Paul and Reba Sink's Patient History Reports- -records they got from Flint's practice. [2:43:35 Jamie Flint] ((DR. FLINT DID NOT PRINT OUT THOSE RECORDS, DR. FLINT DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO PRINT OUT A RECORD. DR. FLINT WAS GIVING HER CAT FLUID DURING THE TIME THE RECORD WAS BEING PRINTED OUT.)) [RUNS:09] Flint's wife and step-daughter blame their new computer system. [Brice: 1:02:40] ((IT'S A WEIRD SYSTEM, AND SOMETIMES IT JUST DOESN'T PRINT OUT RIGHT.)) [RUNS:05] Brice Lovell also told the committee that it was former Naoh's Ark staffers who failed to make
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timely entries in the computer. She said stacks of records hadn't been entered, dating back six or seven months. The committee told Flint it was his responsibility to keep up with those records, by law, and he acknowledged that. [3:05:55] ((BUT NONE OF WHAT YOU DESCRIBED IS IN THE RECORDS. IT'S NOT IN THERE. NONE OF... THIS.... IT'S NOT THERE.))
[3:06:15] ((DR. FLINT, HOW MUCH... WHERE IS THAT IN YOUR RECORDS? IT'S NOT. HOW MUCH STEROID? WHERE IS THAT IN THE RECORDS? IT'S NOT IN THERE.)) [RUNS:14] Committee members concluded Flint violated numerous regulations. They reprimanded him, fined him $750, and ordered him to undergo continuing education in surgical procedure AND record-keeping. However.... [22:04:55] ((BASED ON FINDING OF FACT NUMBER 5, THE COMMITTEE IS ORDERING THE LIFTING OF DR. FLINT'S SUSPENSION.)) [RUNS:10] Nearly 100 of Dr. Flint's clients broke into applause at the realization his license will be re-instated as of midnight Friday.
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((IT'S UNFORTUNATE THE RECORD-KEEPING SITUATION MAY NOT HELP HIS CASE HERE. THAT STILL DOES NOT DETRACT FROM THE CARE THAT HE GIVES MY PETS.)) [RUNS:09]))
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Evans was one of many of Flint's clients who're unsaid by the doctor's technical violations. They swear by him and can't wait for his practice to re-open Saturday.

[Harvest-Pharmaceuticals]


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An Independence company -once touted by the governor and Congressman Rick Boucher - has shut its doors. Harvest Pharmaceuticals closed yesterday.
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It was just March of last year when Governor Mark Warner announced the company would locate in Independence. It was expected to create 30 jobs.
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According to a company spokesman, only four-employees worked at the facility and were all let go. He wouldn not say why operations came to a halt in Independence, but added the company will continue on, just NOT at that location.

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Many folks in our area seem to be sold on the idea of two major retail stores becoming one.
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Today, K-mart announced it will buy out Sears, Roebuck and Company in an deal worth eleven-BILLION dollars. The combined company will be called Sears Holdings, making it the third-largest retailer. The move is winning praise from local shoppers.
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((CASSANDRA BERRY/KMART SHOPPER: I LIKE IT A LOT! DEFINITELY BECAUSE SEARS IS ALL ALONE!///DOTTIE WHITLOW/KMART SHOPPER: I THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT, BECAUSE SOMETIMES YOU'RE OUT THAT WAY, AND JUST DON'T HAVE TIME TO RUN BACK BY KMART, SO I THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT.////BILL WHITLOW/KMART SHOPPER: I'D LIKE TO SEE KMART MAKE A COMEBACK. IT'S A REALLY NICE STORE, AND I'D HATE TO SEE IT IN FINANCIAL PROBLEMS, LIKE IT'S BEEN, SO MAYBE IF THEY GET TOGETHER THAT'LL STRAIGHTEN THAT OUT.))
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A Sears spokesperson says the agreement still needs regulatory and shareholder approval, which he anticipates in March. In the meantime, he says there will NOT be any changes to K-mart or Sears stores.
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VIrginia's economy is good but not great, so says the governor.
Still ahead, what he and the two men likely to suceed him plan to do to make it better.
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Plus Roanokers have already told school officials what they want in a new superintendent.
How that information will be used in the search coming up.
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What does the future hold for Virginia's economy?
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The Commonwealth's Chief Economic Officer offered his forecast in Richmond today.
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Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer Wishon was there and joins us with more. Keith and Jean Governor Mark Warner says Virginia's economic outlook has improved, but still has a long way to go.
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He says funding for Education, Transportation and Economic growth will have to be addressed during the upcoming General Assembly session.
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((Governor Mark Warner praised the state's return to what he calls "fiscal conservatism" and one of the fastest job- growth rates in the country. The Governor also praised V-Dot for making recent reforms, but says the agency must continue come up with innovative ways to improve transportation.
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((MARK WARNER: HOW DO YOU END UP LOOKING AT RAIL AND TRANSIT IN A WAY THAT WOULD PUT SOME MORE EMPHASIS THERE SO YOU DON'T HAVE AN ASPHALT ONLY SOLUTION TO OUR TRANSPORTATION PROBLEM.)) [RUNS12]
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The governor also urged members of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce to encourage their legislatures to use restraint when deciding how to spend the state's more than 700- million- dollar budget surplus. Chamber members also got an idea of a how the two likely candidates for governor next year would handle the state's finances. Lieutenant Governor and likely Democratic nominee Tim Kaine says he'd like to shift the focus of K-12 education from competence to excellence.
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Attorney General and likely Republican nominee Jerry Kilgore says he supports the use of tolls to help fund transportation projects.
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Governor Warner also offered a peak at the 07- 08 budget.
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Keith and Jean, he says 2 billion dollars will be needed to fund Medicaid and K-12 education alone.

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A spike in oil prices took the edge off a rally sparked by Kmart's merger with Sears. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW still gained 62 points today.
The NASDAQ rose 21.
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[Wythe-Murder]


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Two Wythe County teenagers accused of murder will be tried together.
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15 year old Nakisha Waddell and 16 year old Annie Belcher are charged with first degree murder in the death of Waddell's mother, Vaughne Thomas. Thomas was found stabbed to death and buried in the backyard of her Max Meadows home on Memorial Day. At a motions hearing the judge ruled Waddell and Belcher will be tried together, before a jury in mid-December.
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[Superintendent-Search]


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Just what does the public want in a new Roanoke School Superintendent?
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The input from all of those public forums is coming together tonight- when the school board meets with the consulting company to work on the search.
Today is actually the date the district targeted to have a completed profile of a new superintendent.
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((DORIS ENNIS/ROANOKE ACTING SUPERINTENDENT: THE PUBLIC INPUT WE HAD THE FORUMS THAT ADDRESSED THE CONCERNS OF THE DIFFERENT PUBLICS IN ROANOKE CITY, THEY HAVE COMPILED ALL OF THOSE CHARACTERISTICS THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN A SUPERINTENDENT.))
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The board is also coming up with a brochure that'll highlight Roanoke- to help attract quality candidates.
The board hopes to have a superintendent hired by the end of February.
Board members are actually meeting in Williamsburg tonight. They're there for the annual state conference for school boards.

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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - the Cavs are midweek favorites to handles the Jackets. The Hokies are ready to tip-off the hoops season.
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And tomorrow night's Tech-Maryland is about fast friends Frank Beamer and Ralph Friedgen - we'll open the family photo album when we come back.
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By now you've probably heard that the two coaches in tomorrow night's ACC showdown in Blacksburg are pretty good friends. Actually, Frank Beamer and Maryland head coach Ralph Freidgen are much more than just friends.
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((FRANK BEAMER./VT HEAD COACH:)) ((That Murray State experience was the last time the two coached together, and while this week's meeting will be their first as opposing head coaches it won't put a dent in their friendship. ((RALPH FRIEDGEN/MARYLAND HEAD COACH:)) So much so that they now own property in the same lake front subdivision on Lake Oconee (oh-cone-ee) Georgia.)) ((FRANK)) ((RALPH:))
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18th ranked Virginia is favored by six points over Georgia Tech. The two ACC rivals meet Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta at 1 PM.
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Much of the talk surrounding the Rambling Wreck focusses on double threat quarterback Reggie Ball, who was the ACC rookie of the year a season ago. But the Yellow Jackets defense is 14th nationally against the run and giving up just 289 yards a game. Al Groh has respect for this undersized but agressive unit.
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[S-Seth]


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The Virginia Tech men's basketball team opens it season this Friday night against Loyola, Maryland in a 7pm tipoff at the Cassell. The game will give fans their first chance to see highly touted freshman point guard Marquie Cooke in action.
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The Tech women open on the road in Minnesota Friday.


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A 16-year-old student was taken to the hospital after an evening bus accident in Botetourt County. According to State Police - a school bus was rear-ended by a pick-up truck on route 220 Alternate.
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Only three students were onboard at the time of the accident. The driver of the pick up, 48-year-old Robert Peters of Roanoke, was charged with following too closely.