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On News 7 at 5, authorities find a six year old girl chained in her room. Her mother says she's been there off and on for five years.
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And it's official. Close to one thousand people in the area will lose their jobs when three factories close.
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Tomorrow may be a stormy Thursday and then much cooler air arrives for the weekend.

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On health check, a new toy could save children from scalding burns.
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And a new study finds players injuries on the field are also hurting them in the classroom.
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((IT'S HORRIBLE THERE'S NO WORD TO DESCRIBE IT.))
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Neighbors react after a six year old girl is found chained to a bed- in a room stacked with trash and human waste.
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Good Evening.
The mother admits she kept the girl chained up "on and off" for the last five years.
Tonight California authorities have arrested both the mother and grandfather-
Teresea Estacio reports.
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(( AUTHORITIES SAY THIS IS THE BEDPOST THE SIX YEAR OLD GIRL WAS FOUND SHACKLED TO WITH A 2 FOOT LONG HEAVY CHAIN. HUMAN and ANIMAL FECES as well as GARBAGE WAS EVERYWHERE. COWERING, THE YOUNG GIRL WAS LIFTED OUT OF THE ROOM WEARING ONLY A DIAPER. Cathy Growcock/INFORMANT. WHEN ITS A CHILD.
CATHY GROWCOCK ALERTED AUTHORITIES_ AFTER HEARING ABOUT A CHILD POSSIBLE IMPRISONED INSIDE A HOME _. NO ONE HAD SEEN HER IN YEARS. BUT AFTER GOING DOOR TO DOOR_ DEPUTIES DISCOVERED THE YOUNG GIRL_ HER MOTHER 39 YEAR OLD CINDY TOPPER AND 76 YEAR OLD GRANDFATHER, LOREN BESS ARE NOW IN JAIL_ BOOKED ON CHARGES OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT. THE MOTHER REPORTEDLY ADMITTED THE GIRL HAD BEEN CHAINED TO THE BED OFF AND ON FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS. Sgt. Peri Portales/San bernandino co. Sheriff's dept.
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BESIDES THE BEDPOST, WASTE AND CHAINS WAS A SIGN SAYING GOD IS LOVE. AUTHORITIES ARE ATTEMPTING TO PLACE THE GIRL IN PROTECTIVE SERVICES. TERISA ESTACIO, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.)

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The apparel company that earlier this summer said it was hanging on by a thread, is now going out of business for good.
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Pluma confirmed today it will shut down all of its operations. That means 950 jobs company wide- 375 in Martinsville alone. The company filed for bankruptcy in May. Since then workers said they have been waiting for the bad news.
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Earlier this year Pluma closed factories in Rocky Mount, Altavista and Chatham. The Martinsville facility will close in December along with factories in Patrick County and Eden, North Carolina. The company's C-E-O said the comnpany had close to 120 million dollars in debt and could NOT find investors willing to pick up the tab.
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At six tonight, we'll have more on the layoffs and tell you why Martinsville workers may be out of a job, but not necessarily out of luck.
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Virginia's Juvenile Justice Board has put off a decision for another month on a controversial body blow technique guards would use against teen inmates.
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The "Handle With Care Plus" program teaches officers to strike juveniles as a last resort.
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The board is waiting for more information on how other states handle worst case violent scenarios in juvenile institutions.
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Still to come on the broadcast, Governor Gilmore says he wants to make sure state colleges keep costs down,
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And internationally, U-S officials say there are no plans to send American troops overseas to calm the violence in east Timor.
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The United Nations NOW says it will keep a skeletal staff in East Timor.
Earlier today U-N officials said they were pulling all of their people out-
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Violence has plagued the nation since a vote of independence in East Timor.
Today U-S officials say it's unlikely that U-S troops will become part of a peacekeeping force in the Indonesain province.
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((WILLIAM COHEN/DEFENSE SECRETARY: WHAT WE ARE DOING IS WE ARE COORDINATING AND TALKING TO AUSTRALIA AND OTHERS WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN A PEACEKEEPING FORCE SHOULD THE INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT INVITE SUCH A FORCE AND THE SHOULD THE UNITED NATIONS APPROVE IT BUT WE ARE NOT PLANNING ON ANY PEACE KEEPERS TO GO INTO INDONESIA.))
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Cohen says the United States is calling on the Government of Indonesia to bring the East Timorese militia under control.
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The Boards of Visitors at Virginia's colleges and universities must run a tighter ship- That'd the request from Governor Jim Gilmore.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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(( At today's meeting of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education, the message was simple and direct...
The Governor expects Boards of Visitors to keep education costs down.
Education Secretary Wilbert Bryant says that means resisting and rejecting student fee increases, unless the University budget contains, in his words, zero body fat.
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((WILBERT BRYANT/ EDUCATION SECRETARY; WE OWE IT TO THE PEOPLE TO ENSURE THAT EVERY DOLLAR THAT IS SPENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION IS SPENT FOR ITS INTENDED PURPOSE. ))
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State Auditor Walter Kucharski says most boards already do a pretty good job.
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(( WALTER KUCHARSKI/STATE AUDITOR; THERE ARE OCCASIONAL SLIPS IN THAT BUT FOR THE MOST PART WE HAVEN'T HAD A PROBLEM, BUT THIS ALSO ADDRESSES WHERE THEY WANT TO GO IN THE FUTURE. ))
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((ED FLIPPEN/VCU BOARD MEMBER; IF YOU EXTRAPOLATE THE EXISTING NUMBERS FOR THE NEXT TWO DECADES, YOU KNOW THAT NO ONE'S GOING TO BE ABLE TO AFFORD IT. SO BY NECESSITY BOARD MEMBERS TODAY HAVE TO BE ACTIVE IF WE INTEND TO MAKE EDUCATION AFFORDABLE FOR THE FUTURE. ))
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Virginia Tech President Paul Torgersen says he's never considered HIS board of Visitors a rubber stamp.
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((PAUL TORGERSEN; I THINK A BOARD SHOULD ASK QUESTIONS. I THINK THEY ARE THERE TO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH, AND I WOULDN'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY. ))
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But the Governor wants boards to do more...
Student fees increased at almost every Virginia higher education institution in the last fiscal year.
Eric Earnhart, news 7.))

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Wireless communication is advancing quickly thanks to researchers at Virginia Tech and a private company.


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This morning, the university and (wave-trace) Wavtrace demonstrated their work.
The two have developed a system that can transmit information over the Internet, telephone and television using wireless communication.
It works using devices similar to a home satellite dish.
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((EVENTUALLY THIS WILL LEAD TO THE MOST REMOTE FARMHOUSE IN THE AREA BEING ABLE TO GET HUNDREDS OF CHANNELS OF TELEVISION SERVICE, LOCAL TELEPHONE SERVICE, TEXT AND GRAPHICS FOR ABOUT 60-DOLLARS A MONTH ALL OF WHICH WOULD OPERATE SIMULTANEOUSLY.))
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The wireless system demonstrated today is up and running at Virginia Tech.
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Coming up after this break, it might look like Andrew Freiden is playing in traffic-- but he's not. He's just checking out the changing landscape in Downtown Roanoke.
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One of the most visible pieces of Downtown Roanoke real estate now has an international flair.
Andrew Freiden checks out the "Universal Cafe," The latest addition to the Roanoke restaurant scene.
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Coming up today in Sports, Steve Mason will kick off this season's first edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
And on Health Check,
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we'll tell you why when it comes to bath time, what parents don't know can hurt their children.
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A new study raises a red flag about sports injuries. It links the concussions suffered by college football players on the field to poor performance in the classroom.
Lauren Bishop reports.
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(( The rough and tumble sport of college football is taking another tough hit. A new study warning that players who suffer repeated hits, especially to the head, risk serious long term brain damage.

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if you're a little dizzy. It's part of the game. go back to the huddle. shake it off..))
Doctors at Henry Ford Health system in Detroit studied nearly 400 hundred football players at four universities, including Michigan State, and discovered one in three experienced at least one concussion in their playing career and in mental tests did not do as well as players who had not been injured.

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areas are vulnerable. Memory, speed of information processing, the ability to take in new information.))
The problems don't go away immediately. They can persist up to five days after the initial injury and when you pile other injuries it can become even more serious.
((SUP/Lauren Bishop/Reporting: "The study's finding may seem like a no-brainer, after all football is a contact sport, but the experts say damage to the brain isn't as easy to diagnose as a torn ligament and there is still too much pressure get the student-athlete back into the game."))
But some schools, like the University of Michigan are ahead of the ball, testing athletes before the season and after injuries.

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Pro football and hockey teams are already testing their injured players to find out how long they should be on the bench.
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A new toy could save children from suffering scalding injuries in the bath tub.
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Scalding burns send thousands of children to the hospital every year.
While most parents check the water's temperature by hand, many don't know how hot is too hot for children's sensitive skin.
What feels comfortable to an adult could burn a child.
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((DR ROBERT GILLESPE: LET ME START AT 120 DEGREES AND SAY THAT IN LESS THAN 30 SECONDS A CHILD CAN HAVE A SERIOUS SECOND DEGREE BURN OR EVEN A THIRD DEGREE BURN. AT 130, IT'S PROBABLY 10 SECONDS. AT 140 DEGREES THE MAXIMUM SETTING, IT IS ALMOST INSTANTANEOUS.))
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So Doctor Gillespe invented his new "no burns" duck. It looks like any other child's rubber ducky, but this one is a heat seeker.
Normally the No-Scald Ducky's bottom is a cool blue.
But if the temperature of the bath water is over 103 degrees, the duck's bottom turns white and reads "HOT."
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You can purchase the No Scald Ducky at the NO-Burns-dot-Com website for just under ten dollars.
You can also access that page through our website at WDBJ7-dot-com.
Or you can call toll free 1-877-No-Burns.
Dr. Gillespe would like to see hospitals include the duck in all new babies' going home kits.

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It's time for our two minute ticker which begins and ends on the girls basketball floor. Steve Mason is here to get another season of Hometown Hoops Weekly started on the right foot.
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((STEVE MASON: HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY BEGINS IT'S FOURTH SEASON WITH A BIG TIME MESSAGE TO ALL HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES FROM PLAYERS, COACHES AND EVEN ONE OF THE ACC'S LEADING LADIES, SAY NO TO DRUGS AND ALCOHOL. WE TIP OFF THE SEASON WITH A CAMPAIGN THAT REFUSES TO LOSE. )) ((CHARLENE CURTIS/WAKE FOREST HEAD COACH:))
((Graduation from William Fleming, and now Wake Forest women's basketball coach, achievements that gave Charlene Curtis the right to lay it on the line at Salem high school's say no to drug, alcohol and tobacco pledge night. The highly successful Lady Spartan hoopsters joined their parents in signing on the dotted line in an effort to eliminate the drugs and alcohol that can only hurt. ((JENNIFER STONE/SALEM BASKETBALL PLAYER:))
Liberty high school's drug awareness program is spear headed by the county. Players must sign a say no to drugs or alcohol and then ink their permission slip to play. According to one athlete, awareness is up and usage is down. ((BROOKE OWENS/LIBERTY SENIOR FORWARD:))
William Byrd head coach Debbie Williams Arthur is the sponsor of the drug free youth in Roanoke program. She teams up with the police department to educate kids on the negatives of drugs and alcohol, taking just say no a step further. ))
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Russian Space Officials today turned out the lights on the MIR.
Unless more money is found soon, it could plummet to earth in just a few months. Beth Knoble reports.
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((The Mir space station is one step closer to being history.
VO Russian mission control shut down most of the now unmanned space station's systems today to conserve energy during its last few months in orbit.
Many of the life support systems, are now unneeded. The orientation system was also turned off, as was the main computer.
The station will float cold and empty until early next year. Then, a last crew will go up to prepare the station for destruction. In the end, Mir will be allowed to descend into the earth's atmosphere, where most of it will burn up. The remains will be directed into the Pacific Ocean.
Mir was only supposed to have lasted for five years. But the trouble plagued station is already almost 13 year sold. The Russians would like keep it in orbit even longer, but they don't have the money. So while officials make last ditch search for funding, the Mir station will remain in "space hibernation.)) [Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]