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Coming up on News 7, the young man considered the future of the Petty racing family is killed on the track. Adam Petty is dead at the age of 19.
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and the wind finally gives firefighters in New Mexico a much needed break.
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Another warm one tomorrow and then a breezy, cooler effort for Mother's Day. Details ahead.

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In other news, residents of a local home for the elderly and disabled suffer through the heat as its air conditioning fails,
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and an early morning fire temporarily closes one Southside business.
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A member of NASCAR's first family has died on the track. 19 year old Adam Petty is killed after crashing at the New Hampshire Speedway.
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Everyone in the racing world knows there is danger involved in the sport, but even that knowledge didn't prepare them for today's sad news.
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Mike Stevens joins us now with more on the life of Adam Petty.
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When Adam Petty arrived on the racing scene two years ago, he already had the Petty genes and the the family's trademark grin. But unlike so many newcomers to the sport - Adam had a mannerly, respectful way about him. Shortly after noon today he crashed during a practice run at Loudon, New Hampshire and died at a nearby hospital.
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(( Most 19 year olds think they are invincible - but NOT Adam Petty. This past Monday when the fourth generation driver in the Petty clan pulled into Charlotte for an open test session, he took a few moments to talk to us about his efforts to make the Memorial Day Coca-Cola 600. He wasn't making bold predicitions, just expressing his humble hopes. ((ADAM PETTY:)) He had come to Loudon, New Hampshire to attempt to earn a top starting spot in this weekend's Busch series race when he hit the wall during practice. Rescue workers had to cut him out his car and airlift him to a nearby hospital. He was later pronounced dead of head trauma. Video after the wreck indicates that Petty's car hit the outside wall more than ten times before it finally came to rest. Adam Petty was proud of the fact that he was the only four generation professional athlete in any sport. And he proud that his great grand father Lee was able to see him race in the big leagues before he himself passed away earlier this year. Adam was expected to lead Petty Enterprises' effort in racing for at least the next 20 years. In January of 1999, he began racing full-time on the Busch Grand national Series and immediately made him mark with a tpo 10 finish at Daytona that year. The biggest victory of his short career came in September of 1998 when he won the ARCA series' Easy Care 100 at Charlotte.))
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Adam, who was just 19, is survived by his dad Kyle and mom Pattie. His grandfather Richard, a younger brother Austin and a younger sister Montgomery Leigh.

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For the first time in days, some good news for residents of Los Alamos, New Mexico.
The fire chief says no more homes are in danger of fire-
But as Lee Cowan reports, Officials are warning this fire is not contained yet- it could still burn for days.
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In Los Alamos - frustration turned to realization as residents began to learn which of their homes were spared, and which were lost.

Although no more homes are in danger from the flames - New Mexico is still in trouble.

200 miles to the south the nightmare worsened. Overnight, a one hundred acre blaze exploded to 20-thousand acres - forcing another series of evacuations in a weary fire ridden state.

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Its growing at an alarming rate.
Four separate fires have burned nearly 60-thousand acres- costing upwards of 1 billion dollars in damages. 24-hundred firefighters are on the ground and in the air.
For the first time in days, the weather improved. Winds calmed - temperatures dropped - humidity rose - but the fire is still in charge. JOHN PETERSON, FIREFIGHTER Right now we have zero percent containment, that means we have no effective line thats holding that fire.
In all, flames have destroyed 260 homes - the grim list of addresses was posted informing residents who was lucky, and who wasnt.
Some 25 thousand of them remain evacuated, and most wont be able to return for at least another week. CAPT. ROBERT REPASS, LOS ALAMOS POLICE Be patient - lot of big problems out there.))


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When it gets hot - the elderly depend on air conditioning to keep cool.
Tonight more than one-hundred elderly and disabled residents have no Air conditioning in this heat.
They live in Roanoke public housing-
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Tina Tenret is at Morningside Manor-
Tina how long has the air conditioning been out?
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(( The only thing maintenance workers can do right now is sit and wait for a temporary replacement part to arrive from North Carolina. And -- they've spent 700 dollars on 50 more fans to keep residents cool. Right now, few things sound this sweet:
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Some residents couldn't even sleep last night -- it was so hot.
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Still to come on the newscast, an early morning fire temporarily closes a local business,
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and a swimming pool installer is swimming in cash. We'll meet one of this week's Big Game winners after the break.
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A fire has put a family-owned sawmill temporarily out of business.
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The Stevens and Sons lumber company in Ringold caught fire early this morning
It took 30 firefighters from six different departments to get the blaze under control.
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((LT. WALTER HENDERSON/RINGOLD FIRE DEPARTMENT: THIS BUILDING RIGHT HERE WAS HARD TO CONTAIN AND GET UNDER CONTROL BECAUSE THE SIMPLE FACT THAT IT IS A SAW MILL. YOU HAVE LARGE DIAMETER WOOD GO IN THROUGH THE TOP AND SAW DOWN 2 X 4, 4X8 AT END HAD A LOT OF SAW DUST PILED UP SAWDUST HOLDS HEAT..MAKES IT HARDER TO GET UNDER CONTROL.))
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Investigators believe the fire may have started from an electrical problem.
The owner is planning to rebuild.
We'll talk to him at six.
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State officials say safety problems led to the fire that killed two workers last year at a factory in Patrick County.
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The fire at the International Paper Company left two workers from North Carolina dead.
The state Department of Labor has issued two citations against the company.
One was for failure to keep combustible material away from a silo the workers were dismantling with a welding torch.
International Paper faces a fine of 82-thousand dollars.
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Martin Jeffrey's son is home.
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The N-double-A-C-P's local president resigned yesterday amid the turmoil of dealing with a runaway teenager.
Broderick Jeffrey had been missing since Monday night, but he turned up last night at his mother's house.
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Martin Jeffrey says his son was tired and stressed out, but none the worse for wear from his four-day life on the street.
Fourteen-year old Broderick had been hanging out in a vacant house with some of his friends, Jeffrey said.

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He doesn't normally play the lottery, but Larry Ross did play the big Game and he won-
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Today the pool installer stepped forward to claim his half of the huge jackpot.
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((WELL WE'RE IN A STUN MODE. WE'RE HAPPY. WE'RE GLAD. WE'RE REALLY HUMBLED.))
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Ross says his wife told him to go pick up some tickets so he did- 98 dollars worth.
Ross won a total of 181-million dollars.
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((LARRY ROSS/BIG GAME WINNER: I GUESS IT'S LIKE EVERYONE ELSES DREAM. I DREAM TO RETIRE, BUY A NEW CAR, A BIG HOME AND I GUESS I'D LIKE TO START A NEW JOB PLAYING GOLF! WE HAVEN'T HAD A SUMMER VACATION IN THIRTEEN YEARS.))
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Ross has been married for 25 years- He has three children- 25, 21 and 12.
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The census counts. Rules count too.
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That's what two U-S Census enumerators found out, when they were sent to the Governor's mansion.
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Turns out, an incorrect address for the Executive Mansion meant the First Family never got their form in the mail.


And, a Richmond T-V crew happened to be standing there.
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((MARK MINER/GOVERNOR'S PRESS SECRETARY: THE GOVERNOR WAS NOT HOME AT THE TIME AND THERE WAS REALLY JUST A SNAFU THAT TOOK PLACE. THE GOVERNOR DIDN'T RECEIVE HIS CENSUS FORM IN THE MAIL. THE CENSUS DIDN'T REALLY HAVE THE RIGHT ADDRESS.))
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So Governor Jim Gilmore's secretary filled out the form.
The unfortunate punchline?
Census workers Sherry Douglas and Bill Fant (FONT) got fired for violating the Census Bureau's strict confidentiality rules.
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The Transportation Museum is getting ready for a blast...or perhaps we should say blast off.
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You wouldn't normally find an Astronaut riding a TRAIN, but that's exactly what Patrick Evans has found at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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But this is no ordinary train, is it Patrick?
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The fourth annual Tug for Tots fundraising event was held this afternoon at the River's Edge sports complex.
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16 teams, representing area businesses, "chipped" in a total of $18 thousand, 500 dollars to help - CHIP - the Child Health Investment Partnership. Lewis Gale's team won the lightweight division - featuring teams under 2000 pounds. While Hancock Steel won the heavyweight division. But again, the true winners are the kids in the valley who would not get proper health care without the money raised from such events.
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Welcome everybody to a very somber two minute sports ticker.
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If you were with us at the top of News 7 at Five, you know that fourth generation NASCAR driver Adam Petty was killed today.
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Petty's Busch Grand National car crashed into the outside wall during practice at Loudon, New Hampshire. Rescue workers had to cut Adam out of the car. He was then airlifted to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead from head trauma.
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Tennis fans may want to visit Blacksburg this weekend as Virginia Tech is the host of the N-C-A-A tennis tournament at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.
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Three of the nation's top 50 doubles teams will compete in the tournament.
And the individual matches should be exciting too. 8 of the top 100 singles players in the country will take center court in first and second round matches.
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((JOHN THOMPSON/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH: VCU AND VIRGINIA BOTH HAE 2 OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE COUNTRY. DANIEL ANDERSON, THE SECOND RANKED PLAYERE IN THE COUNTRY, HE'S BEEN NUMBER ONE MOST OF THE YEAR AND BRIAN VAHALY OF VIRGINIA IS THE NUMBER FOUR PLAYER IN THE COUNTTY TWO GREAT PLAYERS PLAY EACH OTHER IN THE FIRST ROUND BE SOME AWESOME TENNIS.))
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Virginia Tech's team will get tested on the first day. The Hokies face 13-th ranked Mississippi.
Coming up at six the Hokies will talk about the challenge of facing the highest ranked team ever to play on the Tech Campus.


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The Roanoke Steam shoots for it's first win of the season tomorrow night at the Roanoke Civic Center against the Jacksonville Tomcats.
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The Steam fell to Tulsa this past Saturday, but did mange to put up 46 points. Quarterback Will Burch will start at quarterback for a second straight game Saturday night.
Defensively, the Steam has some holes to fill after giving up 68 points against Tulsa.
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Shaw has also spent considerable time trying to improve the Steam's ugly kicking game.
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Coming up at six more on Adam Petty and highlights of Roanoke College's first round game in the N-C-Double-A softball tournament.



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It's time for our website of the Day, and this afternoon we find Patrick hanging out with a pretty cool guy.
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(( Let's raise our glass in salute to a welcomed friend in the summer hear.
The Kool-Aid man received a big honor yesterday by having his foot and handprints immortalized in concrete in front of the Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
An even greater honor would have to be our selection as our website of the day.
Check out the Kool-Aid club. It's an unofficial website put together by four young girls who are dedicated Kool-Aid fans.
There you can learn all about the official drink of Nebraska.
Did you know that 17 gallons of Kool-Aid are consumed every second during the summer?
Or that it was first called FRUIT SMACK and root beer was one of the original flavors?
Anyway, the club also has links to other Kool-Aid pages including the official site where you can get all kinds of fun recipes.
So on this hot spring day, chill out with an old friend by checking out our website of the day. You can find it through a link to our page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
I'm Patrick Evans.))[Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]