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Today on News 7 at 5, a two year old child abducted from his grandmother is returned safely. We'll have the latest.

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Meanwhile in Pittsylvania County, authorities are investigating the drowning death of a three year old boy.
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Temperatures remain mild and a chance of showers stay in the 3 day forecast. Details and the latest from SkyTracker 7 coming up.

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Another graduate from V-M-I has lost his life in Iraq.
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The mother of Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer has died at the age of 86.
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Plus the federal govenrment looks at the dangers of a once popular prescription drug. News 7 at 5 is next.
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Authorities do *not* suspect foul play in the death of a three-year-old boy who wandered away from his Pittsylvania County home this morning.
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Direece (dy-REESE) Robertson was first reported missing around 10.
Authorities say the boy apparently wandered away from his home on Farmers Mountain Road near Gretna.
Volunteers searched for more than three hours before finding him in a creek.
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((Reporter: What is your initial impression of what happened? MAJOR GARY GOODSON/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: NOT REALLY SURE AT THIS TIME, WE'RE STILL IN THE PRELIMINARY STAGES OF THE INVESTIGATION. THERE'S SOME OBVIOUS CHILD FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND AROUND THE CREEK, SO WE'RE NOT SURE IF HE WALKED INTO IT OR WHETHER HE SLIPPED OFF THE SIDE.))
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An autopsy will be performed in Roanoke tomorrow.
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A much happier ending to the story of another missing boy ... this one in Danville.
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Two-year-old A'Mario Stevens was the subject of a nationwide Amber Alert after being taken from his grandmother's home Sunday afternoon.
Police believe A'Mario's parents ... Sherri Stevens and Lamarcus Childress ... helped arrange his abduction.
But around 6:30 this morning, Sharon Dickerson got a phone call from Childress, telling her that her grandson was on her front porch.
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((SHARON DICKERSON/GRANDMOTHER: I'M THANKFUL THAT HE'S HOME, I THANK THE LORD FIRST FOR BRINGING HIM HOME AND I THANK EVERYBODY FOR ALL THEIR HARD WORK.)) ((LT. MIKE MONDUL/DANVILLE POLICE: WE'RE GOING TO PUT FORTH AN INTENSE EFFORT TO TRY TO FIND THE FATHER, TO TRY TO FIND THIS UNKNOWN FEMALE SO WE CAN BRING CLOSURE TO THIS CASE. CERTAINLY AGAIN, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT A'MARIO IS HOME AND SAFE AND THAT WAS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.))
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Childress, Stevens and the third suspect all face felony abduction charges.
Stevens will be arrested once she's discharged from a local hospital.
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Another alumnus of V-M-I has died in the war in Iraq.
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[TAKE WULLENWABER APRISA FS] 24 year old Army First Lieutenant Luke Wullenwaber (wuhl-en-WAY-ber) was a 2002 graduate of V-M-I. He was killed in the town of Khaladiyah (khal-ih-dee-yah) on Tuesday when a car bomb exploded near his vehicle.
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Wullenwaber was from Lewiston, Idaho, and has a brother who is a First Classman at V-M-I.
School officials say funeral arrangements have not been finalized.

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In Iraq, coalition troops are turning up the secrets of terror in Fallujah.
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Marines say insurgents used the same kind of American vehicles driven by coaltion officials, like these Suburbans, as car bombs. They've also found explosives, documentation attributed to Abu Musab al Zarqawi ...and a sign on the wall that read "the al Qaeda organization." What they don't take away, they'll destroy.
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((CAPT. KIRK MAYFIELD, BRIGADE COMBAT TROOP COMMANDER: THE INSURGENTS ARE ABLE TO COME BACK IN, HAVE A CACHE OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION, AND THEY ARE ABLE TO USE THEM AGAINST COALITION FORCES.))
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Insurgents are still putting up a fight, staging hit and run attacks throughout the city. A military report suggests that that kind of behavior will continue and most likely increase.
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Frank Beamer and the Virginia Tech football team should arrive at Lane Stadium in just about 30 minutes. It is safe to say this will be the toughest game Beamer has ever had to coach.
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Mike Stevens is outside the stadium with news and reaction to the passing of Frank Beamer's mother.
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((ROLLCUE:..his mom's last wishes.))
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll tell you why the flu shot is not the only vaccine you should consider this year.
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Plus an official with the Food and Drug Administration says the problems with the drug Vioxx may just be the tip of the iceburg.
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Senate investigators looking into the recent recall of vioxx got an earful from one of the FDA's own scientists.

As Allen Sirgany tells us, he warned of other drugs that also deserve a second look.
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THE ARTHRITIS DRUG VIOXX, PULLED FROM THE MARKET IN SEPTEMBER, WAS A "DISASTER", BUT IT WAS THE FDA THAT REALLY FAILED...THAT'S THE MESSAGE TO A SENATE PANEL FROM FDA DRUG RESEARCHER DR. DAVID GRAHAM. AND HE SAYS THE PROBLEMS GO WELL BEYOND A SINGLE DRUG.

(SOT: Dr. David Graham, Office of Drug Safety, FDA, "I would argue that

the FDA as currently configured is incapable of protecting America against another Vioxx. We are virtually defenseless.")
VIOXX WAS PULLED AFTER A STUDY INDICATED IT DOUBLED THE RISK OF HEART ATTACKS AND STROKE IN THOSE WHO TOOK IT FOR LONGER THAN 18 MONTHS. CRITICS SAY MERCK KNEW YEARS EARLIER THAT VIOXX POSED A SIGNIFICANT HEALTH RISK. AN FDA SPOKESWOMAN SAYS THE AGENCY ACTED APPROPRIATELY.

(SOT: Sandra Kweder/Office of New Drugs, FDA, "It is not unusual when a

drug goes on the market to have ongoing concerns about its safety.")
AND MERCK'S CEO SAYS THE COMPANY ACTED QUICKLY, RECALLING THE DRUG WITHIN FOUR DAYS OF LEARNING ABOUT THE NEW STUDY RESULTS.

(SOT: Raymond Gilmartin/Merck CEO: "I believed wholeheartedly in Vioxx.

In fact, my wife was using Vioxx until the day we withdrew it from the marketplace.")

(STAND-UP: VIOXX ISN'T THE ONLY DRUG USED TO TREAT PATIENTS WITH

ARTHRITIS. THERE'S ALSO CELEBREX AND BEXTRA.)
BUT DR. GRAHAM, WHO FOUGHT WITH HIS BOSSES AT THE FDA OVER VIOXX, SAYS BEXTRA IS ONE OF SEVERAL DRUGS ON THE MARKET RIGHT NOW THAT SHOULD BE SERIOUSLY INVESTIGATED, IN ADDITION TO ACCUTANE, CRESTOR, MERIDIA AND SEREVENT.
TRACK: THE FDA SPOKESWOMAN TOLD THE SENATE COMMITTE THAT DESPITE THEIR OWN EXPERT'S CONCERNS, THE AGENCY AS A WHOLE IS NOT CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE DRUGS. AS, CBS NEWS, WASH.))


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We've heard a lot about the flu shot lately, but the pneumonia vaccine may be just as important for some people.

In fact, more people die every year from pneumonia than from the flu.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with more
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Shannon, Just like the flu --the bacteria that cause pneumonia infections can be spread from person to person.
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But unlike the flu shot --you only need to get this vaccine once in your life --but a booster may be needed for those who were vaccinated before the age of 65.
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Health officials say the pneumonia vaccine is NOT a substitute for the flu shot --but it may be just as important for those in certain risk groups.
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The vaccine is recommend for people 65 and over, those with chronic health problems such as heart disease and diabetes, and people who have compromised immune systems.
Some people think a flu shot will protect them from pneumonia, but that is not necessarily the case, even though pneumonia can be a complication of the flu.
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Getting the pneumonia vaccine gives those at high risk for the disease a better shot at preventing illness or even death.
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((THE SUPPLY OF THE PNEUMONIA VACCINE IS STABLE. I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY SHORTAGE OF THIS VACCINE)) [RUNS08]
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If you're interested in getting the shot you should contract your doctor or the local health department.
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Shannon,

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Former President Clinton's Presidential Library will open to the public tomorrow.
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Today, 30-thousand guests braved heavy rain in Little Rock Arkansas for the building's dedication. Clinton, former presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush and current president George W. Bush took the stage together, following Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and other former first ladies. The 165 million dollar glass-and-steel Clinton Presidential Center consists of more than 80 million items.
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((FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: THIS LIBRARY TELLS A STORY....OF A DIFFERENT TIME... OF THE WAY WE WORKED AND LIVED.))
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The library includes 14 alcoves detailing Clinton's presidency, including one which focuses on the impeachment scandal. It also boasts the only full-scale replica of the Oval Office in a presidential library.
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Up next on the newscast, Brent Watts explains how a collection of quilts is being tied to Virginia's rail history.
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While many believe quilts are simply designed to keep you warm, others see them as a work of art. The Virginia Museum of Transportation is showcasing a collection of quilts in its
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Stitch in Time Exhibit. That's where we find Brent Watts this afternoon.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Travis Wells will check in with the Hokies pre-game preparations.
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Then a little bit later, we'll see how some local students are getting on the fast track to a better education.
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15th ranked Virginia Tech is a little over two hours away from its kickoff with ACC rival Maryland at Lane Stadium. And that is where our Thursday ticker takes us as this nationally televised game draws closer.
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Travis Wells is at Lane Stadium and joins us with one of our many pre game reports, Trav.
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((ROLLCUE:...FIGHTING TO BE BOWL ELIGIBLE"))
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On Wall Street today, a big drop in unemployment claims boosted the stock markets modestly. Marcella Palmer has more from New York.
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Some Roanoke County students got to "speed up" the learning process today.
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12 students in the Motor Sports class at Arnold Burton Technology Center got to take a spin at the Motor Mile Speedway. They've spent the last year turning a donated 1999 Monte Carlo into their very own number 99 race car.
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(( JAKE NUTE:THE CAR THAT WE HAD DONATED TO US WAS AN ACTUALLY AN ACTUAL STOCK CAR.. ONLY HAD ONE SEAT IN IT.. SO WE HAD TO PREFABRICATE THE ROLL CAGE SO IT WILL PROTECT THE PASSENGER AND THE DRIVER.))
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The car topped out at about 65 miles an hour and got a few laps in before it had some engine troubles. Students say the process helped teach them more about the nation's fastest growing sport. Some of them even hope to turn the lesson into a future job in the industry.
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