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Dozens of volunteers spend another day searching for a missing three year old boy...now comes word of some good news..
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And, we'll head out to New Market for day two of "breakout".
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In sports, The Pistons win their fourth straight game Tennessee beats Kentucky in college Basketball.
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And Wake Forest wins a big game in the A-C-C this afternoon in Winston-Salem.
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Scattered Showers out there right now. Expect things to stay windy and get rather chilly tonight.
Details coming up.[open]
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[Missing-Boy]


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The search for Zachery Charles Ranson started late yesterday and continued for most of today..
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David Johnson has been following this story and is in Bedford County with the latest.
David what do we know so far?
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The Senate last week voted to give the military its biggest pay raise in almost 10 years.
The Soldiers, Sailors and Airmans bill includes an across-the-board increase of almost five percent for the country's one-point-four million men and women on active duty.
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Virginia's John Warner, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said higher pay is the best way to find and keep qualified people.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R- VIRGINIA: WE NO LONGER HAVE IN SUFFICIENT NUMBERS THE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN COMING IN TO TRAIN AND OPERATE THESE EXPENSIVE PLATFORMS OR EVEN ONCE THEY'RE IN, ONCE THEY'RE TRAINED AT TAXPAYER'S EXPENSE, THE MONEY TO HOLD THEM IN. AND THAT'S THE REASON FOR THIS PIECE OF LEGISLATION.))
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The measure now goes to the House.
It would cost about seven billion dollars more over five years than the Clinton Administration proposal.
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[Teacher-Battery]


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Virginia school teachers may have finally won a special protected status.
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The General Assembly gave final approval to a measure mandating a two day jail sentence for anyone who physically assaults a school teacher.
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((SEN. KEN STOLLE THIS BILL IS ABOUT A MINIMUM STANDARD FOR TEACHERS THAT IS HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER CLASS IN VIRGINIA.
AND THAT IS NOT WHAT I BELIEVE IS THE RIGHT COURSE FOR VIRGINIA.))
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((SEN. HENRY MARSH/D-RICHMOND: TWO DAYS IN JAIL IS NOT LONG FOR A STUDENT WHO HITS A TEACHER. AND I THINK IT'S TIME WE NOT BE SOFT ON CRIMINALS WHO HIT TEACHERS. WE HAVE A REPUTATION OF NOT BEING SOFT ON CRIME. WHY SHOULD WE CODDLE THESE HOODLUMS?))
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The teacher protection bill now goes to the Governor for his review.
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Coming up--VMI freshmen "breakout".. We'll have highlights in a few minutes.
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And, dining at Virginia Tech was never like this before...
savory dishes and big screen TVs..
We'll see what else they're serving up when the news continues.
First, let's head over to Andrew Freiden for an early update on the weather.
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It is the event VMI grads never forget and rats can't wait to finish... Breakout.
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Today was the highlight of that event, wrapping up a 48 hour trial during which rats were pushed to their limits in order to become an official class.
The rats rose early in the morning for an 18 and a half mile march, which ended with the traditional re-creation of the charge of VMI cadets during the civil war Battle of New Market.
Several anxious parents were also there to watch the achievment.
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((DEBBY CHALKEY/PARENT; IT'S BEEN DEVELOPING SINCE FRIDAY... JUST VERY EXCITING)).
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The rats officially became VMI's class of 2002 at a formal ceremony this afternoon.
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[Tech-Dining]


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Virginia Tech's newest dining center is far from what you might expect from campus dining.
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More than three thousand students flock to the West End Market on campus, each day.
One thing that makes the market unique is the wide range of food available.
There are seven restaurants inside-- and each prepares its food as you watch.
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((RICK : WHEN WE DESIGNED IT, WE KNEW THAT WE WANTED A WOOD FIRED PIZZA OVEN, AND WE HAD THE WRAPPED SANDWICHES, WHICH IS THE HOTTEST NEW FOOD TREND AND THEN WE GO TO SOMETHING LIKE THE CHOP SHOP, WHERE WE'RE ACTUALLY CUTTING STEAKS TO ORDER FOR STUDENTS AND WHAT'S AMAZED ME ABOUT IT IS THAT STUDENTS WILL ORDER A TEN OUNCE OR 12 OUNCE STEAK AND THEY GET IT CUT RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM, WE BROIL IT TO THEIR LIKING.))
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One of the most popular restaurant areas is "The Fighting Gobbler Sports Lounge"-- which is decorated with Virginia Tech sports memorabilia and also includes big screen TV's.
The Market Place also has a coffee shop.
On Thursday- Tech's Department of Residential and Dining Programs held a grand opening to showoff the new dining center.
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A major internet retailer says guns don't belong online.
And you can help judge Virginia's state song contest.
More in tonight's WebWatch.
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Popular auction site E-bay will be un-armed in five days.
On March 5th, e-bay will eliminate its miscellaneous firearms category.
E-bay officials say they decided the internet was not an "appropriate venue" for gun sales.. because there is no way to guarantee that buyers and sellers are complying with various state laws governing firearms transactions.
The site still has almost five thousand listings, as sellers try to beat the deadline.

It looks like SPAM will soon be a criminal offense in Virginia. Lawmakers passed a bill making it a misdemeanor to send unsolicited junk e-mail... most offenses would be misdemeanors, but some spammers could face felony charges.
Governor Gilmore says he'll sign the bill, make Virginia the fourth state to pass an anti-spam law.

You CAN use e-mail to help lawmakers chose Virginia's next state song... The contestants are online--- you can us

e realaudio software to listen to the tunes and vote for your favorite...

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It's not exactly mp3 quality... but if you have trouble understanding the words you can also download the lyrics and follow along.
For links to these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ7-dot-com.))


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Judging from the letters to News-7 this week, many of our viewers were drawn to our special reports on the loss of jobs in the textile industry.
Reporter Scott Goldberg's "Going South" stories had people going for their computers to give us their comments.
Assignment editor Joe McKean tells us what they had to say.
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One of the segments dealt with consumers desires for affordable clothes, and the pressure that puts on companies to cut productions costs.
A viewer from Floyd responded: "...I believe you are selling the consumer short. At least this consumer short. I check the labels on almost everything I buy. I never buy from China unless it's my last choice, and sometimes I will forgo the purchase. If I can find a product that meets my needs and is made in the US I will buy it over less expensive brands made outside of the US...There are times you cannot find the product made in the US eg: electronics, try finding shoes or sneakers made here...When the gentleman said this evening that when you buy a product you are in essence 'voting' for products made there is not necessarily true. We just may not have a choice."
From Blacksburg, another viewer wrote: "Now, I'm not naive enough to think that Channel 7 isn't interested in ratings, but I do see a qualitative difference in the type of stories covered and in the manner in which they are presented. The recent story on 'Going South' is a case in point. It's the kind of meaningful local news/interest story that has a purpose other than titillating the viewer. I just wanted you to know it's appreciated...."
If you want to express your appreciation of our work, or your disapproval, here's how to do it.
U.S. mail goes to P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Faxes should be sent to 540-343-7269.
The e-mail address is news@wdbj7.com.
And you'll find a moderated on-line forum at our web site, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.
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It's not every day that our news crews make it down to Mexico. Coming up--
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Scott Golberg we'll show us life on the road and share some moments from behind the scenes.
That's coming up when the news continues.
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Scott Goldberg recently finished his series about jobs in the apparel industry going south to Mexico.
But, we gave Scott and photographer Howard Swank one very special assignment before they left..bring back a reporter's notebook--describing the trip.
Here's their report.
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At first, it sure seemed like driving in Mexico would be easy.
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I paid a dollar-25.
She said have a good day. [roll under Bienvenidos a Mexico sign] But once we rolled under that bridge and into another country, sitting behind the wheel got a little bit trickier.
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It felt like we spent most of our time fighting traffic that wasn't bound by individual lanes like it is in the United States. [matamoros/chamber at 2:59:35 / howard eating cocktail]
But when we weren't doing that .. or working, of course ...
we were eating just about anything we could get our hands on.
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He offered us beers and taught us a new phrase:
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Si se puede, pero no se debe.
Yes, we could.
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Hey -- we were working.
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And this is where we did a lot of our work:
Inside a sewing factory.
Here's Howard, who normally took the pictures and let me handle the interviews, interviewing the woman who helped arrange our visit.
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((HOWARD SWANK: SO HAS MR GOLDBERG DONE A GOOD JOB? VILMA WOLFE: YES HE HAS. HE WAS VERY NICE EVEN WHILE WE FIRST STARTED TALKING AND ... HAS ANYONE EVER TOLD YOU YOU LOOK LIKE JERRY SEINFELD? HOWARD: YEAH. ONCE OR TWICE.)) [RUNS11]
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If it seems like people were incredibly nice in Mexico, we found that they were.
We felt welcomed wherever we went.
Which was a new experience for a news crew.
Proof we really were in a foreign country.
With this reporter's notebook, I'm Scott Goldberg, News-7, Matamoros, Mexico.))
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And coming up in sports, Denise Allen has a report on some young men who are competing in Gymnastics in the area Wake Forest and Clemson win in the A-C-C.
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And North Carolina and Virginia hooked up in the Semi Finals of the Women's A-C-C basketball tournament in Charlotte.
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Tournament seeds were up for grabs on this the final regular season of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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N.C. State and Wake hooked up in Winston-Salem both teams pushing for an N-C-A-A tournament bid.
The Demon Deacons wasted no time establishing an out side game Greg Dawson's three pointer made the score 14 to 2 5 minutes into the first half.
Wake showed its strength on the inisde as Raphael Videretta works hard underneath the basket for this score and foul.
State couldn't find the basket until Adam Harrington steps out and hits this three pointer making the score 17 to 6.
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Wake's Robert O'Kelly would light it up from three point range in the first half and Wake wins it 74 to 45.
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Clemson and Georgia Tech battled in the other game and The Tigers get the 92 to 64 win.


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Tony Harris scored 18 points as Tennessee beat Kentucky for the second time this yearr 68 to 61.
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The Wildcats led after the first quarter.
Kentucky would maintain that lead as Jules Camara takes it inside for the jame to make it 51 to 45 Wildcats.
But Tennessee would rally on this play Vincent Yarborough goes in for the jam and the game was tied at 51 to 51.
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The Lady Cavaliers of Virginia would battle North Carolina for a spot in the A-C-C championship game.
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The Tar Heels owned the Cavaliers winning the two regular season games.
But it was close in the first half Twana Barksdale hits the jumper to tie the score at 8 to 8.
Carolina would stick to the outside game as Nicky Teasley hits this basket in the paint.
Virginia's defense would give the Cavaliers their first lead of the game Erin Stoval scoring the layup after a steal to make it 14 to 2.
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And later in the first half Monick Foote comes up with the steal and takes it to the hoop for the score but North Carolina wins it 83 to 70.
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Carolina will play Clemson in the championship. The Lady Tigers beat Duke 76 to 71.


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The ninth ranked Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech are on the floor right now in the semi finals of the Atlantic 10 tournament.
Tech advanced with a 73 to 72 three overtime victory over Dayton in the quarterfinals.
The Hokies are playing xavier the only team to beat them this season.
Tech is 26 and 1 and Xavier is 21 and 7.

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The Botetourt Gymnastics Academy has one of the only boys teams in the region.
Denise Allen introduces us to three boys who have dreams of Olympic proportions.
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(( At 11 Patrick is working hard to make his dream of being a world class gymnasts come true.
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Patrick is one of three boys who make up the Botetourt Gymnastics Academy's boys' team.
Richie is nine and Justin is the youngest member of the team at seven years old.
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Gymnastics takes an emormous amount of strength. Coach John Moore says it helps children in all sports by developing coordination, fleibility and endurance
But it's learning new moves that thrill the boys.
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John Moore may have even more the boys to coach next year as two younger boys are awaiting their turn to join the traveling squad.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.)) [Wx-Tape]
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For those of you tuning in late..
State police confirm three-year old Zachary Charles Ranson has been found.
He is alive and is recovering at a nearby hospital.
We'll have more updates coming up tonight on News 7.


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