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Coming up on News 7-
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The search for a pair headed to Salem intensified today-
New home video from this weeks' Tsuanami- plus the latest on relief efforts.
And a woman who's 67 says she's expecting.. not grand children but twins of her own.
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Plus why calling in sick... may be good for you.
News 7 is next.

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They were supposed to be on their way to Salem, but never arrived.
Today the search heats up again.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon. Shannon is off tonight.

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It's been nearly a month since a North Carolina woman and her granddaughter disappeared.
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Gail Haddock Dail and her 15 year old granddaughter were last heard from December Sixth, as they traveled to visit family in Salem.
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That's when Dail made a frantic cell-phone call to her ex-husband saying they were drowning
Since then, searchers have covered hundreds of miles of roads and searched from the air along the presumed route to Salem.
They've been frustrated by the lack of leads and thought there was a break today when a cadaver dog alerted authorities to a pond in Lenoir County North Carolina.
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A sonar scan found two objects underwater, but dive teams were not able to locate the women in the pond and the search was called off. Authorities in Kinston, North Carolina say they'll turn out search teams again if they get any new clues.

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When you have a beef with city hall, you'll often write or pick up the phone.
One Salem businessman took it a step further and ended up ruffling a few feathers. [***ROAD RAGE GRAPHIC IN MONITOR***]
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He's back and Justin McLeod is here to tell us all about it. Justin?
Jean, you may remember Chip Givens.
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He's the guy who put up a sarcastic message thanking Salem's mayor and city manager for the road construction in front of his business.
Now he has a new target for his road rage.
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((NAT SOUND OF CONSTRUCTION AT 22:30:01))
Nine months ago, V-Dot started a multi million dollar improvement project here at the intersection of East Main Street and Route 419. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CONSTRUCTION))
The work is driving some crazy.
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Chip Givens should know.
His bookstore is located in the construction zone and he says the project is keeping customers away.
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So this summer, Givens put up a sign encouraging people to call and complain to the mayor's office.
A city official removed the sign claiming it was illegal but after the ACLU threatened legal action, the city relented.
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((CHIP GIVENS/BOOKSTORE OWNER: I DON'T BELIEVE IN ALLOWING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO WALK OVER ME AND I DON'T PRESUME ANYBODY LIKES TO BE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF LIKE THAT.)) [Runs08]
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But now he has a new target. His sign directs people to call V-Dot's Commissioner in Richmond.
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((CHIP GIVENS/BOOKSTORE OWNER: I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS GOING TO HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF RESPONSE BECAUSE LIKE I SAID THEY ARE STATE OFFICIALS AND NOT ELECTED OFFICIALS SO THERE JOBS IS NOT ON THE LINE.)) [Runs07]
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V-Dot says it welcomes the criticism but points out the project is on time and should be completed by June. ((DRIVING SHOT APPROACHING THE BRIDGE))
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And as for the sign.
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V-Dot says it has received phone calls because of the sign but it hasn't all been negative.
Some have actually thanked the state for working to improve the road.
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Jean, V-Dot is so determined to finish the project on time, crews will be working tomorrow, even though it's a state holiday.


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An employee of the Roanoke County Social Services Department has been charged with reckless endangerment of a child, after a ten-month old was left alone in a car for about five hours Wednesday. The social services aide was apparently distracted when she learned of a medical emergency involving a close family member, but tonight she is on administrative leave.
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Salem Police were called to a parking lot near the City Courthouse, and helped free the child from the locked car. The infant was on his way back to daycare after a visit with his mother- when the aide returned the car to the courthouse instead. The boy's father says he is thankful the child is okay, but remains concerned about the incident.
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((HARRY BOWES/FATHER: I FEEL LIKE THEY TOOK HIM OUT OF THE HOME FOR HIS PROTECTION, AND THEY PUT HIM IN HARM'S WAY THEIR SELF. AND I FEEL HE SHOULD BE WITH ME.))
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Thirty- three year- old Amy Ellen Stone has worked for the department for nine and a half years, and is described as a good employee. Social Services Director Betty McCrary says the department is concerned about the incident and regrets that it happened.
Meanwhile, a juvenile court judge has asked Roanoke City Social Services to investigate.

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More new video from Thailand- showing a Tsunami hitting the shore.
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The video shows men hanging onto trees to avoid being washed away.
The man who shot this video was part of an Israeli tour group. Two women in that group are still missing.
The island was one of Thailand's most beautiful resorts- it was used for Leonardo DiCaprio's film The Beach.
Jennifer Donelan now with more on the Tsaunami.
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((MORE BODIES FOUND ... MORE BODIES BURIED. THE GRUESOME CYCLE CONTINUED ON THE INDONESIAN ISLAND OF SUMATRA, AFTER OFFICIALS CONFIRMED NEARLY 30-THOUSAND NEW DEATHS. THAT SENT THE OVERALL TSUNAMI DEATH TOLL INTO SIX-FIGURES. AND WHILE FOOD HAS ARRIVED IN SOME PARTS, RESCUE TEAMS STILL HAVEN'T REACHED MANY OF THE ISLAND'S VILLAGES. IN ANOTHER REMOTE AREA -- INDIA'S ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS -- SOME TSUNAMI VICTIMS HAVE BEEN RESCUED. STILL, OFFICIALS FEAR AS MANY AS 10-THOUSAND PEOPLE COULD BE BURIED IN THE MUD AND THICK VEGETATION.
IN SRI LANKA, THE SITUATION IS JUST AS BLEAK. STREETS ARE FILLED WITH BODIES, DEBRIS, AND SURVIVORS IN NEED OF HELP. WORLD HEALTH OFFICIALS ESTIMATE AS MANY AS 5-MILLION PEOPLE IN THE REGION NOW LACK CLEAN WATER, SHELTER, AND FOOD.
U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL KOFI ANNAN SAYS NATIONS AROUND THE GLOBE HAVE PLEDGED 500-MILLION DOLLARS IN AID. KOFI ANNAN/U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL: "I'm satisfied with the response so far, the only thing I want to stress is that we are in this for the long term and we need to help people rebuild their lives, JENNIFER DONELAN/WASHINGTON DC: FOLLOWING RECENT CRITICISM THAT THE UNITED STATES ISN'T DOING ENOUGH, PRESIDENT BUSH ANNOUNCED THAT HE'S SENDING A DELEGATION TO ASIA ON SUNDAY. THE GROUP WILL BE LED BY SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL. THE PRESIDENT'S BROTHER, FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH, WILL ALSO ATTEND. COLIN POWELL/U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE: "As the need becomes clearer, you can expect the United States to make more significant contributions in the days, weeks and months ahead."
ON THURSDAY, SECRETARY POWELL VISITED THE EMBASSIES OF NATIONS HIT HARD BY THE DISASTER. MEANWHILE, FALSE ALARMS (quick nat - Thailand) ... AND AMATEUR VIDEOS SERVE AS CONTINUAL REMINDERS OF THE DAY THAT ENDED SO MANY LIVES ... AND CHANGED OTHERS FOREVER. JENNIFER DONELAN, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
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A Bedford County group says it can get help to South Asia immediately.
Forest-based WorldHelp has assisted needy people around the globe for more than a decade.
Because it already has teams in place in some of the devastated villages in India, any donations WorldHelp takes in are immediately wired to their workers overseas.
The money is helping to buy food, blankets, clothing and tents for families so they can survive until more relief can be sent to the region.
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The F-B-I is investigating who is behind several incidents involving laser beams and commercial jets in mid-air.

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In one incident over Ohio, authorities say a Continental Airlines jet was eighty-five hundred feet in the air, when a laser beam was directed into the cockpit.
The plane was fifteen miles away from Cleveland Hopkins International airport when the incident occurred. An F-B-I agent says the beam could have caused serious problems.
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((BOB HAWK/FBI AGENT:IT CAN DISTRACT THE PILOT FROM DOING HIS JOB, IT CAN DISRUPT THE FLIGHT, IT CAN CAUSE TEMPORARY BLINDNESS IF THE BEAM IS SHOW DIRECTLY INTO THE PILOTS EYES. IT CAN BE DEVASTATING AND HAVE TRAGIC RESULTS))
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Investigators believe someone on the ground in a residential area used a high-powered commercial laser to track the plane. The flight landed safely and no one was injured.
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Two of the five other incidents happened near Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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A methadone clinic is another step closer to opening in a Roanoke neighborhood.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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And easy come, easy go for Anna Nicole Smith.
What's happened to her 88 million dollar inheritance.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports office. Coming up later, the hardwood Hokies get bitten by the Bulldogs on the bayou. The football Hokies vow to do some things differently in the New Year and the Lady Hokies finish off 2004 with a bang. Plus, championship holiday hoops action from three different sites. All that and more on the way in sports.))
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The company that plans to open a methadone clinic in Roanoke has cleared yet another hurdle.
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Officials informed city council that the clinic has received all approvals and certifications required by the Commissioner of Revenue. A business license was issued on Monday. The clinic is reportedly close to opening, though CRC Health Corporation has not revealed a specific date.
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One local lawmaker is now feeling the political fallout from last spring's budget compromise-
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Lynchburg delegate Preston Bryant was told this week he will lose a coveted seat on the House Appropriations Committee in the upcoming session of the General Assembly.
Bryant was one of 17 Republicans who broke ranks and helped craft a tax reform deal with Governor Mark Warner.
It's a decision he says he does "not" regret.
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((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: BASED ON THE CALLS AND SUPPORT THAT I'VE GOTTEN JUST IN THE LAST DAY OR TWO ON THIS ISSUE, I'VE REALLY BEEN BOLSTERED IF NOT A BIT EMBOLDENED. AND I'VE ALSO LEARNED JUST HOW MANY FRIENDS I HAVE STATEWIDE. THE CALLS AND E-MAILS HAVE BEEN NON-STOP AND EXTREMELY POSITIVE.))
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Bryant says the area will still be well-represented on the committee by delegates Lacey Putney and Watkins Abbitt.

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The wrongful death suit against the Appalachian School of Law is settled.
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A judge approved a one-million dollar deal between the school and families of students gunned down by a fellow student three years ago.
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Thirty-three year old Angela Dales died in the melee, one of six people shot by Peter Odighizuwa. As part of the negotiated settlement signed today, Dales' 10-year old daughter gets 342-thousand dollars. The family's attorney believes Dales might have survived, if the Law School had provided tighter security and medical response.
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((EMMITT YEARY/PLAINTIFFS' ATTORNEY: THERE'S A GOOD LIKELIHOOD OF WHEN YOU LIE BLEEDING TO DEATH FOR 45 MINUTES, COMMON SENSE WOULD TELL YOU, HER CHANCE OF SURVIVAL WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH GREATER. LU ELLSWORTH/APPALACHIAN LAW SCHOOL PRESIDENT: I DO NOT BELIEVE THERE WAS ANY BASIS TO PREDICT THAT THERE IS THIS KIND OF OCCURRENCE, OR ANY VIOLENT OCCURRENCE WOULD OCCUR ON CAMPUS.))
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Three survivors of the shooting will each collect 219-thousand dollars under the settlement.
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First Anna Nicole Smith thought was getting millions. Now she's not.
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A federal appeals court has voided a ruling that would've awarded her more than 88 million dollars.
The money came from the estate of her oil-tycoon husband who died at the age of 90- one year after they wed.
A Texas court ruled the oilman's son was his sole heir- saying the California judge who ruled in her favor should've never even heard the case.
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Sick days may do more than help you get over a cold.
Still ahead on News Seven, why they may be good for your heart.
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And this 67 year old woman may need a few sick days here and there... now that she says she's pregnant with twins.
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Many 67 year old woman are grandmas- but one says she's soon to be a mother herself of twin girls.
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The 67 year old Romanian woman is reportedly pregnant with twin girls after receiving artificial insemination.
The babies are due in two months.
So how did this happen? The Romanian press says Adriana Ibiescu (Eye-bee-es-que) had been on hormonal treatments for nine years to prevent the onset of menopause.
Pictures show the university teacher obviously looking pregnant.
Romanian TV promises more pictures when the babies are born.
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Taking a sick day from work may do more for your health than you realize.
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Finnish researchers warn that men who never take a sick day when they're ill- may be setting themselves up for a heart attack.
The study tracked 5-thousand healthy men between the ages of 35 and 50 years old- health and absentee records were tracked for three years.
The men classified as ill but without absences from work doubled their risk of a serious heart problem than those who were also ill but took time off from work.
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Coming up, the Hokies play well on the hardwood, but come up short against Mississippi State in New Orleans, plus Hokie women's highlights, and more Sugar Bowl preps, and high school hoops, but first our extra point,
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Darrell Green was among the NFL notables on hand for the funeral of one of the league's greatest defensive players today. Brett Favre and other former teammates of Reggie White served as pall bearers, as the Minister of Defense was laid to rest in Charlotte.
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We start on the hardwood in the Big Easy where Virginia Tech went at it tonight with SEC foe Mississippi State at

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the New Orleans Arena, home to the NBA's Hornets and former Hokie Allen Bristow, the team's GM.
Tech played well after a slow start. Marquie Cooke on the stop and pop in the lane.
Seth Greenberg liked that and he liked this. Zabian Dowdell pulls up and knocks down the three from the wing. Tech led 30 to 29 at the break.
But the Bulldogs Lawrence Roberts had the last word.
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Several big throwdowns in this one. The big fella scored 22 points to go with 17 boards in a 71-65 Mississippi State win.
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It was Day three in New Orleans for both Tech and Auburn.
Mike Stevens has a recap.
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The Virginia Tech women closed out the Lady Luck Classic tonight by whipping Davidson.
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Beth Dunkenberger's team tuned up for ACC play with another large win.
The home team was off and running. Kirby Copeland pulls up and puts in two of her 15 points on the night.
Later, Erin Gibson works the glass and kicks it out to Carrie Mason. Mason bombs away from three point land and the rout was on.
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Brittany Anderson adds to the Cats misery with a turnaround jumper as Tech won it big 87 to 62.
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On the final day of the Holiday Hoopla event in Salem, Roanoke Catholic took out Hidden Valley 56-47, and Cave Spring beat Patrick Henry 48-41.
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Salem met Garfield for the championship last night.
Kenny Belton was working hard in traffic. The big boy gets a deuce off the window for the Spartans.
Then check out Melvin Felix come up with the loose ball and use a little Krispy Creme on lay-in.
Salem had to work overtime,
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but the Spartans got it done 72 to 66.
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In the finals of the Northside Invitational Martinsville tangled with Franklin County for the third time this season.
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The Bulldogs watched most of a 13 point halftime lead disappear.
Brock Mattox gets the reverse lay-in and the foul underneath to cut the deficit to just three for the Eagles.
But the Dogs work the rock to Mike Reid and he sticks a short baseline jumper for some breathing room.
Tourney MVP Durron Mitchell finished things
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off with another 'j'--this one from the other side. Martinsville won it 65 to 62 to take the title.
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Also today at Northside, the Vikings beat Blacksburg 64-53, Byrd beat Jefferson Forest 67-54 and Botetourt beat Glenvar 47-40.

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The ladies from Lord Botetourt and Pulaski County traded blows in the title game of the Lady Terriers Christmas Classic in Vinton.
The Cougars drew first blood thanks to Lesley Anderson. Anderson opened the scoring with that hard earned bucket.
But Nicci Moats answered that with 2 points off the in-bounds play.
[SUPER=33-Lord Botetourt/43/Pulaski Co./41/;]

The Cavaliers then play some defense, force a turnover, and Cathy Wright converts with a runner. Botetourt won a nailbiter 43 to 41.
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[Holiday-Blood]


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New Year's resolutions don't normally involve needles and hospital beds but the Red Cross hopes they will see more people resolved to give blood.
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Because of Christmas and New Years traveling the Red Cross is seeing a decline in their blood and platelet supplies and is asking for help.
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((BOB LUTJEN:WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE A LITTLE TIME OUT OF YOUR DAY, IT ONLY TAKES ABOUT AN HOUR, AND YOU CAN STILL BRING IN THE NEW YEAR DURING THE MIDNIGHT HOUR AND A GREAT WAY TO CELEBRATE.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Lutjen/American Red Cross]
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[OUT Q=great way to celebrate.]
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Lutjen says platelet donations are especially needed during the holidays because they only have a five day shelf life.
Drives are being held on New Years Eve and donors of all blood types are encouraged to come out.
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For more information you can call 1-800- GIVE- LIFE. (-------------)