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Today on News 7 at 5, two children who were allegedly abducted at gunpoint are found in Grayson County.
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Plus we will have a live report from Washington as the nation prepares for tomorrow's inauguration ceremonies.
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It will be a chilly time in Washington and chilly here as well. An update on winter precipitation for the weekend coming up.

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Also today, Condileeza Rice is another step closer to being named the next Secretary of State.
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Hollins University is trying to shed new light on ways to make safer drinking water.
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Plus Sports will tell us about a busy night in the A-C-C. News 7 at 5 is next.

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Two children allegedly adbucted at gunpoint by their father are found safe in Grayson County.
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The Amber Alert went out.. two children missing in North Carolina.
That alert worked- The children were found here in Virginia and deputies arrested two people- 28 year old James Lee Canter and 18 year Alisha Chambers.
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Authorities say they took the two children ages two years and 11 months from a foster home in North Carolina.
The children were the subject of an Amber Alert on Saturday. They are both said to be in good shape.
News 7 Bureau Chief Rachel Depompa is working on this story. She will join us with a live report momentarily.
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Tomorrow President George W. Bush will be sworn in for four more years during the nation's 55th inauguration.
Despite the cold, many people are travelling to the event.
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One of those, News 7's own Jennifer Wishon who joins us from Washington. Jennifer, what can people expect tomorrow?

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It is just a week and half before election day in Iraq- and violence is escalating.
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A wave of car bombings has killed at least 12 people in Baghdad- though U-S officials say the number of dead could be higher.
In a period of ninety minutes a series of car bomb exploded across the city.
The first near the Australian embassay. Another at a police recruiting center-
and another at an abandoned airport used as a copmound by U-S and Iraqi troops.
The terrorist group led by Musab Alzarqawi claimed responsibility.
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It was a war of words on capitol hill,,, but by day's end Condoleeza Rice is one step closer to becomming Secretary of State.
The Senate Foreign Relations committee confirmed Rice today- after two days of intense questioning.
Now, as Jennifer Miller reports, her nomination goes to the full senate.
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Some school systems are altering their schedules due to the weather.
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Amherst County Schools will open two hours late tomorrow.
Both the Centra Health school of Practical Nursing and the Lynchburg School of Nursing have canceled tonight's classes.
Plus Nelson County Schools will open two hours late tomorrow.

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More now on the two children reportedly abducted at gunpoint by their parents over the weekend. They were found safely in Grayson County today.
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That is where we find New 7's New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Depompa.
She joins us live from the sheriff's department with details
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Still to come on the newscast, Hollins University is studying ways to make drinking water safer.
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Plus we'll tell you why some parents in Craig County say their children are not safe when they ride the County's school busses
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They're standing in aisles, sitting on the floors and piling-in three or four to seat... Some Craig County parents say overcrowding on their children's bus is the norm and they're tired of it.
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Every morning the residents of Walnut Street in Craig County get their children off to school -only to load them onto a bus which they say is packed to capacity. Concerned parents and students say buses built for 64-passengers are often carrying more than 75-students.
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((JEREMIAH LAMB, CRAIG CO. STUDENT: WE GET ON THE BUS AND WE GET SEATS, BUT STILL PEOPLE WHO SIT ON OUR LAPS OR WE HAVE TO SIT ON THEIR LAPS.)) ((ANNA BAER, CRAIG CO. STUDENT: I'M CONCERNED CAUSE IF WE GOT INTO A WRECK OR SOMETHING, THERE'S A LOT OF KIDS ON THAT BUS AND I DON'T THINK IT'S VERY SAFE.))
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Coming up tonight on News7 at six, we'll hear from parents and tell you what the Craig County school system is doing to respond to the problem.
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In health check tonight-
Researchers at Hollins University are developing a way to purify drinking water without the use of chemicals.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details -
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Jean, What's interesting is they're using the same type of device used to power your microwave
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But instead of cooking food it's creating ultraviolet light that can kill bacteria and viruses..
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The light is able to alter the genetic make-up of the bacteria--thereby killing them.
It's information he hopes to use for purifying water.
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A project that could one day help people like the tsunami victims by creating a device that cost less than a hundred dollars but could purify enough drinking water for more than 15-hundred people a day.
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While the focus now is on water --this is only the beginning. The professor hopes this could be used for fighting bioterrorism.
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The professor received a 30-thousand dollar grant from the Jeffress trust to conduct the one year research project. Students will also be able to take be involved.
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Up next on the newscast, Brent Watts is getting his kicks from a group of knock-outs...
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A fitness center in Salem is combining flexibility, strength, and cardio-vascular exercise with the added benefit of self-defense skills. Brent Watts visited an all ladies Kick-Boxing Class.
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After the break, Mike Stevens will join us with Hometown hoops weekly,
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and they did it for the electon.. now jib jab is back at it again.
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A look at this latest cartoon coming up.

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It is now time for our mid week ticker. Here's Mike Stevens.
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Thanks, Shannon. In this edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly, Steve Mason takes a look at the Liberty Minutemen and how they are fighting cancer at the foul line.
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((STEVE MASON:THE MINUTEMEN AND THE COMMUNITY OF BEDFORD CALL IT THE CANCER SHOOT OUT AND THE THIRD ANNUAL EVENT IS A TOTAL TEAM EFFORT FOR LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL AS THE VARSITY ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE EIGHTH GRADE TEAM SACRIFICES A SATURDAY FOR A GREAT CAUSE.))
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36 eighth grade, JV and varsity Liberty players along with five coaches and two managers participated. The shooters receive a certain amount of money as a pledge for each free throw shot made. Each player shoots 100 shots. The Bedford Community has been a strong supporter of the event. Some local businesses have given as much as 200 dollars as a flat pledge. ((:))
The Cancer shoot has raised eight thousand dollars in its last two years and all of the money raised goes to the V- Foundation to fight cancer. Helping those with cancer has been a strong motivator for a few players who have raised hundreds. ((:)) ((:))
The goal this year was to raise five thousand dollars. Steve Mason Hometown Hoops Weekly.))

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It's another busy night in the ACC. Virginia Tech is home tonight hosting N.C. State in a seven o'clock tipoff at the Cassell. The Hokies will be after their second straight conference win.
The Virginia men's team is on the road tonight battling Maryland.
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[WIPE TO APRISA ACC BOARD 12001] You can catch the Cavaliers in action right here on WDBJ-7. The Cavs and Terps tip things off in College Park at nine. Maryland will be a little shorthanded for hte game.
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Terps' guard D.J. Strawberry will not only miss tonight's game, but the rest of the season after tearing a ligmament in his right knee earlier this week in practice. Again, you can watch the Hoos and Terps tonight at nine right here on Your Hometown Station.

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[wipe to apirsa ACC BOARD 12002] Also, tonight don't forget about the bonus coverage from WDBJ. Those of you who are able to get our 7-too digital signal. Tonight - 7-too will have the Carolina at Clemson game, also at 9.
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Coming up at the top of the hour Seth Greenberg talks about the Wolfpack. Take care everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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You probably remember the internet cartoon leading up to the presidential election- the cartoonists became famous for it.
Now they're back at it again with a cartoon poking fun at this week's inauguration.
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Jib-jab's media cartoonists are brothers- non - partisan.. who make fun of all sorts of political icons-
President Bush, Senator John Kerry and Bill Clinton all make appearances in the cartoon.
If you'd like to see the entire cartoon go to jibjab dot com.
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