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A social services aid leaves a child locked in a car while she attends to her own family emergency.
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And one million dollars settles the wrongful death claims against Appalachian School of Law.
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Plus, the ACC's bowl record fell to 1 and 2 this afternoon, as
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Boston College won its final game as a Big East member by beating up on future ACC brethren North Carolina in the Continental Tire Bowl.
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[WX-Head]
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The continental U.S. is out of kilter for winter weather. We will show you why in a moment.
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News 7 is next.
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((I FEEL LIKE THEY TOOK HIM OUT OF THE HOME FOR HIS PROTECTION, AND THEY PUT HIM IN HARM'S WAY, THEIR SELF.))
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A father reacts with concern, and a social services aide faces a charge of child endangerment
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A ten month old was left in an unattended vehicle for several hours.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


And I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Child-Neglect]
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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 unattended in a car for about five hours.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Officials say the employee was distracted by a family emergency, but tonight she is on leave, and a local court has ordered an investigation. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
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Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom with more on the story. Keith and Jean, this happened yesterday... a social services aide was taking the child to see his mother.
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After leaving the mother's house and before returning the child to day care, she received a call about a family- related medical emergency. She drove back to the courthouse, parked the social services car and left to deal with her personal situation.
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((AT 4:30 WHEN THE FOSTER PARENTS WENT TO THE DAYCARE TO PICK UP THE CHILD THEY DID NOT FIND THE CHILD THERE. THEY IN TURN CALLED SOCIAL SERVICES. SOCIAL SERVICES IN TURN CALLED THE SOCIAL WORKER. THE SOCIAL WORKER THEN REMEMBERED THAT SHE HAD LEFT THE CHILD IN THE CAR.))
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Salem Police were called to the parking lot near the Salem City Courthouse complex. They were able to free the child, apparently unhurt... from the locked car. This afternoon, the boy's father, Harry Bowes, was relieved after seeing his son, but says the incident would not have happened if he had had custody of his son.
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(( THEY WON'T LET HIM BE WITH ME BECAUSE THEY FEEL LIKE IT'S UNSAFE AND THEY CAN'T PROVE NONE OF IT. AND IF I'M SUCH A BAD FATHER WHY ARE MY TWO KIDS STILL AT HOME.. 11"35 AND THEN THEY PUT HIM IN DANGER YESTERDAY. SOMEBODY COULD HAVE KIDNAPPED HIM. IT COULD HAVE BEEN TWICE AS COLD OUTSIDE. COULD GOT FROSTBIT HYPOTHERMIA ANYTHING. AND THAT'S JUST IRRESPONSIBLE. ))
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The child is now back with his foster parents after two checkups. The employee is on administrative leave. Identified as 33- year- old Amy Ellen Stone, she was charged with reckless endangerment of a child and released on bond.
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Keith and Jean, Stone has worked for the department for 9 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 judge has ordered an investigation that will be conducted by Roanoke City Social Services.

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A member of Roanoke City Council says it will be a sad day for the city, if a controversial methadone clinic opens its doors. And Sherman Lea says he is disappointed, local and state officials haven't done more to stop it.
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City manger Darlene Burcham has informed council members that the clinic has received all approvals and certifications required by the Commissioner of Revenue. A business license was issued on Monday.
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The clinic is reportedly close to opening, but officials with CRC Health Corporation have not indicated when they plan to begin operations.

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Lynchburg delegate Preston Bryant says he's paying the price for bucking the G-O-P and helping to craft a tax deal with Governor Warner earlier this year.
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Bryant was one of 17 Republican lawmakers who broke ranks and helped pass a tax reform compromise last spring.
He's now been told that he'll lose his seat on the House Appropriations Committee ... and he chalks it up to politics.
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((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: OBVIOUSLY DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE I FEEL THE WORST FOR THE PEOPLE OF LYNCHBURG AND AMHERST COUNTY FOR WHOM I'VE BEEN ABLE TO HELP IN SOME GOOD WAY FROM THIS COMMITTEE POST. SO MY DISAPPOINTMENT IS REALLY FOR THE CITIZENS THAT I REPRESENT.))
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Bryant says central Virginia will still be well-represented on the committee by delegates Lacey Putney and Watkins Abbitt.
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Bryant expects to keep his seat on the Commerce and Labor committee and the committee on Counties, Cities and Towns.

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Day Three of Virginia Tech's prepartions for the Sugar Bowl are wrapping up.
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Mike Stevens is outside the SuperDome in New Orleans tonight. Mike, I understand the topics today ranged from the Auburn Tigers to Marcus Vick?
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A lawsuit over the deadly shooting at the Appalachian School of Law is settled.
But still ahead on News Seven, the debate over whether the incident could have been prevented goes on.
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And it will be over a month before an area health clinic reopens.
A "check up" on the repairs when we come back.
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The wrongful death claims against Appalachian School of Law were settled today.
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The agreement comes two weeks shy of the third anniversary of the Law School massacre.
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(( A fifth grader at Twin Valley Elementary/Middle School in Oakwood is the principal beneficiary. Rebecca Dales' mother, Angela, was one of the six people mowed down in Peter Odighizuwa's shooting spree on the Grundy campus. When it came time to negotiate the legal settlement, attorneys let the families sort out how to divide one million dollars. That was the amount of insurance coverage the Law School carried. [11:38:20] ((THAT WHEN THEY SAT DOWN TOGETHER THEY ALL FELT LIKE THEY SUFFERED THIS SAME TRAGEDY TOGETHER.)) [RUNS:09] They say Rebecca Dales is a good student, has perfect SOL scores and may pursue her mother's dream of becoming a lawyer. Her Uncle Joe Dales, a Bluefield Chiropractor, will hold half the money in trust for Rebecca. [11:20:50] ((I FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THIS.)) The girl's grandparents have obtained legal custody and are raising Rebecca. The settlement provides 219-thousand dollars for each of the surviving victims. Following the settlement hearing, attorneys for the families released a statement maintaining that the tragedy at the Law School, could have been prevented, but that school administrators ignored "glaring" warning signs of Odighizuwa's instability. [13:06] ((HAD THEY TAKEN PROPER PRECAUTIONS, USED COMMON SENSE, HE'D HAD NEVER BEEN THERE THAT DAY TO START WITH HE'D HAVE BEEN OUT OF THERE MONTHS BEFORE.)) [RUNS:06]
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The Law School agreed to the settlement without admitting liability.

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The New River Valley Free Clinic won't re-open anytime soon.
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Last week a pipe burst on the coldest day of the year, flooding the entire building with 8 inches of water. The damage is now estimated at more than 100-thousand dollars. Crews are still trying to dry out the building before they can start any repairs. The clinic is not expected to reopen until mid-February.
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((RICHARD PANTALEO: WE'RE GOING TO START MEDICAL CLINICS AGAIN NEXT WEEK ON A LIMITED BASIS AT SOME OF OUR SATELLITE CLINICS AND WE HAVE A COUPLE LOCAL PHARMACIES THAT ARE GOING TO PROVIDE MEDICATION TO PEOPLE AT COST.))
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[WIPE TO NRV CLINIC FS] Patients can call the clinic at 540- 381-0820 to find out more information. You can leave a message and someone will get back to you.
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Selling at the end of the trading year pushed Blue Chips lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost 29 points today.
The NASDAQ gained one.
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As the crisis deepens in southeast Asia, one local organization is promising immediate help that could make the difference between life and death for tsunami survivors.
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WorldHelp already has two teams of doctors, nurses and grief counselors helping victims in eight Indian villages that were destroyed.
They've taken in 20-thousand dollars in donations so far this week ... and the money is already being spent.
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((VERNON BREWER/WORLDHELP PRESIDENT: THE ASSISTANCE THAT WE ARE RECEIVING FROM THE CENTRAL VIRGINIA AREA IS OVERWHELMING BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS THE NEXT DAY, THOSE FUNDS ARE CONVERTED TO THE SURVIVAL SUPPLIES THAT ARE NEEDED.))
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WorldHelp also is gathering donations of medical supplies to send overseas.
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For a complete list of all agencies helping with the Asian crisis, visit our web site at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[Holiday-Blood]


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While many are thinking of ways to help victims in South Asia, the Red Cross is hoping you'll also help folks here at home.
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Officials say holiday travel has put a strain on the blood supply. The Red Cross is in need of all blood types and especially platelet donors. Because platelet donations have a five day shelf life, the time between Christmas and New Year's can hurt the platelet supply. A number of drives are being held tomorrow to help the Red Cross start the new year off right.
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For more information you can call 1-800- GIVE- LIFE.
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Coming up, Mike will rejoin us to talk about a Hokie New Year,
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and we'll shoot the hoop on the final day of the Northside Invitational.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies got a visit from former standout linebacker Jesse Penn at practice today in New Orleans.

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Mike Stevens joins us now for more on that and what the Hokies hope to accomplish in 2005.
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The ACC's post season bowl mark took another hit this afternoon as North Carolina lost the Continental Tire Bowl in its backyard to future conference member Boston College.
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Darian Durant did his part for UNC, tossing 3 TD passes in his last game in the baby blue. But as usual, the Heels defense was a liability.
BC's Paul Petersen had two touchdown passes for the Eagles. But the play maker left the game in the 4th quarter with a leg injury.
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On the first play after the injury, Eagles kicker Ryan Ohliger put the game away with this 22 yard TD scamper on the fake field goal. BC won it 37 to 24.
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Today is the last day for several high school roundball events in the area.
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The Cavaliers and Terriers locked up in a tight one at the Vikings gym.
Mark Nestor got Byrd off to the good start. Shepherd gets the steal and takes it coast to coast thru traffic for the finger roll.
JF answered with Drake Robinson. Robinson knocks down the runner in the lane to keep the Cavs close.
But Byrd works the rock to Cameron Shepherd
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and he buries three from the corner pocket. The Terriers won it 67 to 54.
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Lord Botetourt and Glenvar battled for the consolation championship.
Tyler Graham gets to the rack and finishes with the lay-in for LB.
But Glenvar got it right back when Ryan Mowles sticks the trey from the top of the key--way downtown.
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Botetourt was too tough though winning 47 to 40.
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Tonight, Martinsville and Franklin County play for the title. Over in Salem at the Holiday Hoopla, the Spart ans square off with Garfield for the championship, while Patrick Henry and Cave Spring will battle for third place.