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Two young children safe in the arms of deputies in Grayson County after being abducted in North Carolina.
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And amid snow and tighter than ever security, the nation's capitol prepares for a Presidential Inauguration. We'll have a live report from our own Jennifer Wishon.

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Tonight on News 7 Sports more testing from Daytona, plus plenty of ACC hoops on your Hometown Station tonight,
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and after stealing their first ACC win ever in fine fashion on Saturday - the Hokies sets their sights on NC State tonight at the Cassell.
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A little snow burst today will be repeated for some tomorrow. And the weekend plan is coming up.
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News 7 is next.
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Two children are safe tonight after a nationwide amber alert.
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They were found along with their abductors in Grayson County today.
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Good evening, I'm .
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And I'm .[NC-Abduction]
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Grayson County investigators found the alleged abductors and the children near White Top along border with North Carolin and Tennessee.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is at the Sheriff's office.
Rachel, how were these people caught?
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[Snow]


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There wasn't much, but it did snow today in parts of Central and Southwest Virginia.
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About half an inch fell in Lynchburg, creating few major problems.
There were some fender-benders on more remote roads in Central Virginia.
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A similar story in the New River Valley, where the snow sent some students home early from school.
The storm created bigger problems as it moved east.
V-DOT-reports major traffic backups in the Richmond area.
Let's ask meteorlogist Robin Reed if that's the end of the snow, for now.
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[Local-Inauguration]
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On the eve of the nation's 55th inauguration, finishing touches are being made along the parade route.
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Meanwhile the capitol city is filled with onlookers.
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Jennifer Wishon is in Washington D-C tonight.
Jennifer, what can visitors expect?
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((ROLLCUE:...bundle up and allow plenty of time.))
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Parents in one local school system say their kids aren't safe on the school bus.
How administrators plan to deal with crowded buses when News Seven returns.
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Plus a local college student gets the surprise of her dreams, thanks to Oprah Winfrey.
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Kids overflowing into the aisles on school buses- and now parents say they're not going to take it anymore.
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Craig County parents say their children are packed too tight on one particular school bus. Susan Bahorich found out something is supposed to be done about it.
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((Every morning Veronica Dixon gathers up her kids to catch the school bus. While that can be hard, it's not the most stressful part of her day.

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((VERONICA DIXON, CONCERNED PARENT: MY KIDS COME HOME EVERYDAY AND TELL ME THEY EITHER HAD TO SIT ON PEOPLE'S LAPS OR HAD SOMEONE SIT ON THEIR'S. THEY'VE HAD TO STAND IN THE AISLE, SIT IN THE AISLES...)) [RUNS:10]
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Dixon and other parents on bus four's route in Craig County are concerned. They say more often than not - the seats on this 64-passenger bus are overflowing with kids.

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((CHASITY NEIGHBORS, CONCERNED PARENT: WHAT DOES IT TAKE- FOR A KID TO GET HURT? THAT'S JUST SCARY WHEN YOU'RE HAVING TO SIT IN KIDS' LAPS AND STANDING IN THE AISLE- THAT'S NOT RIGHT.)) [RUNS:08]
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Parents and students of Bus 4 say it's an ongoing problem, which they have addressed with school officials, but nothing's being done.
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Tracy Poff, who's principal of operations for Craig County schools, says that's NOT the case. While parents say the school system's been slow to act, Poff says he's doing his homework to make sure any changes would work.

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((TRACY POFF, CRAIG CO. PUBLIC SCHOOLS: WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A MOVE ON ONE BUS THAT IS OVERCROWDED AND MOVE A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF KIDS OFF THAT BUS ON ANOTHER BUS, CHANGE THAT ROUTE A LITTLE BIT TO WHERE KIDS ARE STILL PICKED UP AND DROPPED OFF AT THE SAME TIME...)) [RUNS:12]
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Poff says changes start Monday. Meanwhile, Veronica Dixon and the other parents say they'll be watching and waiting at the bus stop. SB, News 7, Craig County. ))

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Blacksburg's town manager is stepping down.
Gary Huff announced his retirement today.
He'll step down on March Sixth. Huff has been town manager since 1998.

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Dissapointment over a mixed batch of earnings reports sent Wall Street lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 89 points today.
The NASDAQ lost 32.
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Two people were injured early this morning, when their car ran off the road and plunged down the side of Bent Mountain.
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Roanoke County Police closed two lanes of traffic as a wrecker recovered the vehicle.
Investigators say the car was heading north on Bent Mountain Road around 1:30 A-M, when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The car left the road and travelled approximately 200 feet down the mountain.
Two people were taken to the hospital, but tonight there's no word on the extent of their injuries.
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The United Way of Central Virginia says it needs to raise more than 400-thousand dollars over the next month ... or some local programs could suffer.
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The agency announced today it fell 438-thousand dollars short of its three and a half million dollar campaign goal in 2004.
It's urging businesses to consider starting a United Way campaign among their employees ... and residents to consider writing a check.
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((GREG GRAHAM/UNITED WAY BOARD CHAIRMAN: I THINK I'M QUALIFIED IN SAYING THAT I KNOW THE HEART OF THIS COMMUNITY AND I KNOW WHAT THIS COMMUNITY CAN DO WHEN IT PULLS TOGETHER TO MEET A NEED.)) ((SHARON WALTERS/CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR: AS WE SEE IT, ALL OF THE PROGRAMS THAT WE DO FUND ARE PRIORITY PROGRAMS, SO WE WANT TO CERTAINLY ... THAT'S WHY WE'RE APPEALING TO THE COMMUNITY TO RAISE AS MUCH MONEY AS WE POSSIBLY CAN SO THAT NO ONE'S GOING TO HAVE TO GO WITHOUT.))
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Walters says United Way normally starts deciding how to distribute its funds in February, and volunteers will need to know exactly how much money they have to work with.
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A big night for ACC hoops as the Hokies play the Wolfpack at the Cassell and the Terps play UVa on WDBJ-7
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And upstart MB2 Motorsports is making the most noise at the beach this week as the second full week of testing at Daytona starts to wind up.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies welcome NC State to Cassell Coliseum tonight for a 7pm tip. The Hokies are coming off their first ACC win against Clemson Saturday while the Pack is just 1 and 4 over the last five games. But that win came on Sunday against Georgia Tech, and State is just now starting to get healthy after a rash of injuries.
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The Hokies lead the ACC in steals, getting just under 11 and a half per game. That's been a huge help for a team deficient in some other areas.
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[WIPE TO APRISA ACC BOARD 12001] You don't forget that the Virginia Cavaliers are in action right here on WDBJ-7. The Cavs and Terps tip things off in College Park at nine.
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Maryland will be a little shorthanded for the game as guard D.J. Strawberry will not only miss tonight's contest, but the rest of the season after tearing a ligament in his right knee earlier this week in practice. The Hoos and Terps tonight at nine right here on Your Hometown Station.
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[wipe to apirsa ACC BOARD 12002] Also, one more reminder about the bonus coverage from WDBJ tonight. Those of you who are able to get our 7-too digital signal can watch the Carolina at Clemson game, also at 9.
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Also, tonight the Big South game of the evening is in Lexington at Cameron Hall as the Keydets host the Radford Highlanders. Highlights of that one for you as well tonight on News 7 at 11.

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Day two of the second week of testing at Daytona produced some more fast speeds from the folks at MB2 Motorsports.
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Joe Nemechek in the US Army Chevrolet and his teammate Scott Riggs again posted the fastest times of the day. Couple that with Boris Said's fast lap last week, and MB2 has three of the seven quickest laps turned so far during Preseason Thunder.
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Not surprisingly, the new Dodge Charger has been running behind the Chevys and Fords in the test sessions.
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For the first time ever, both championship games leading up to the Super Bowl will be played in the same state on the same day this coming Sunday. And it appears that they also will be played in some sorry weather. The forecast calls for Snow in both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh on Sunday. And the Sunday night temperatures in Pittsburgh could be down right nasty and turnovers plentiful.
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[Oprah-Visit]
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A Radford Univeresity student is living out her wildest dream.
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R-U Junior, Ena (EE-nuh) Scott, got a huge surprise yesterday morning, when a camera crew for the Oprah Winfrey Show showed up for class. They were there to announce Scott was a winner for Oprah's Wildest Dreams Come True program, offering her a trip to meet her idol, Tina Turner, at the singer's home in Zurich, Switzerland. Although Oprah was NOT actually there to make the announcement, Scott did get a special visit from her mom, who was flown-in from New York.
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((DEBBIE BROWN/RADFORD UNIVERSITY SPOKESPERSON: THEY DECIDED TO USE A COVER STORY THAT THE PRODUCTION TEAM WAS HERE DOING A MARKETING FILM FOR THE UNIVERSITY AND THAT'S WHY THEY WERE FILMING IN THE CLASSROOM, UNTIL ENA'S MOTHER CAME IN TO SURPRISE AND MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT TO HER.))
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Brown says Scott was supposed to head off for Switzerland sometime this afternoon. A spokesperson for the Oprah Winfrey Show said she could NOT release any details about the trip. She says the episode will run sometime before the season ends in May.
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