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Coming up today on News 7, we'll see how two local companies are dealing with their labor problems.
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and the weather gives firefighters a break in Colorado.
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Looking for a warm weekend and the threat of occasional thunderstorms as well. Forecast details in a moment.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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In medical news, a Minnesota man creates a new type of wheel chair,
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and we will tell you why some social activists have a bone to pick with CBS' highest rated program.
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After days out of their homes some residents in Colorado are going back-
Only many have found they have nothing left.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Firefighters in Colorado caught a little break from the weather today- as they continue to battle wildfires.
The blazes have destroyed at least 50 homes and burned 17-thousand acres.
Teresa Estacio has more on the devastation.
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((THE DESTRUCTION CAUSED BY TWO WILDFIRES BURNING OUT OF CONTROL THIS WEEK IN COLORADO IS INTENSE. AS YOU CAN SEE FOR YOURSELF, ONCE LUSH TREES LOOK LIKE STICK FIGURES. HOMES BURNED DOWN TO THE THEIR FOUNDATIONS....CARS SCORCHED AND MELTED ALMOST UNRECOGNIZABLE. FORTUNEAELY THE FIRES HAVEN'T CLAIMED ANY LIVES AND NOW THIS A BREAK TEMPERATURES HAVE COOLED RADICALLY.. THE WINDS DIMINISHED... AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DAYS GROUND CREWS SUCCESSFULLY BEAT BACK THE FLAMES. "I CAN'T BELIEVE ALL THE THINGS PEOPLE HAVE DONE TO BE HELPFUL, THE FIREFIGHTERS HAVE BEEN PHENONMENAL."
SOME OF THE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO WERE FORCED TO EVACUATE ARE NOW BEING ALLOWED TO CHECK ON THEIR HOUSES. "WE DON'T KNOW IF OUR PLACE IS STANDING OR NOT, SO WE'RE PRETTY ANXIOUS TO GET BACK THERE." SADLY, AT LEAST 50 FAMILIES WILL FIND LITTLE LEFT DESPITE THE ARMY OF FIREFIGHTERS BATTLING THE BLAZES. ADDITIONAL CREWS ARE ARRIVING DAILY, WELCOME RELIEF TO MANY.))

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It's the last day for union members at the Celanese plant in Giles County to vote on an unpopular new contract proposed by the company.
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Marya Jones is outside the Union Halll in Narrows where the voting is wrapping up.
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Rubatex Union employees who've been striking for nine months will return to work on Monday. Workers at the plant say several replacement employees were laid off yesterday but some still remain.
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Company officials won't know how many replacement workers will go until they see how many union workers return Monday.
Meanwhile, some Union employees say the vote to go back under terms of their old contract was not unanimous.
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((RONNIE HICKEY: WE TOOK A VOTE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE UNANIMOUS WHILE THE STRIKE CONTINUES LEGALLY, THAT'S ALL I KNOW ABOUT THE VOTE. REPORTER: DID YOU VOTE TO GO BACK TO WORK? HICKEY: NO, NOT UNDER THOSE CONDITIONS.))
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The Union says it WILL continue to negotiate the contract and will meet with company officials during the first week in July.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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They're calling it the largest maritime event in modern history.
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OpSail 2000, twenty of the world's largest sailing ships and more than 100 of their smaller companions, paraded into Virginia's waterways today.
The fleet will spend the night in and around Norfolk and Portsmouth, and let the public on board tomorrow.
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Operation Sail was started by President Kennedy who never lived to see it.
The 1992 500-year-old anniversary of Columbus' discovery was the last such spectacle.
More on the big ships on News-7 at 6.
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High gas prices- Now some lawmakers say OPEC's NOT keeping its promises. We'll see what they want done after this break,
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also we'll tell you why PETA has found a new television hit a little hard to swallow.
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Gas prices are up to two fifty a gallon in Chicago-
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and they could go that high all across the nation if something isn't done.
That's the message today from a group of lawmakers- both Republican and Democrat.
The lawmakers are urging the administration to tap the strategic petroleum reserve to help lower prices.
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((SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER/D- NEW YORK: IF WE DO NOTHING AND OPEC CONTINUES TO CONSTRICT THE SUPPLY OF OIL, THE AVERAGE AMERICAN WILL PAY ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS MORE THIS YEAR THAN LAST YEAR OUT OF THER POCKETS. ))
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Schumer says OPEC hasn't kept its promise to lower prices.
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Millions of television viewers watched people eat roasted rats this week, thanks to the CBS program Survivor.
But as Bobbi Harley reports the meal has sparked rage among some animal rights advocates.
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((NAT SOT - Rats have rights! Rats have rights!


YEP, YOU HEARD IT RIGHT -- THESE PROTESTERS ARE REALLY CHANTING RATS HAVE RIGHTS.
THE RALLY - STAGED BY PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS - TARGETED CBS AND THE NETWORKS NEW HIT SHOW SURVIVOR.

NAT SOT - 20:33:22 The baits in there, its getting tugged out by the

rat, (snaps), and the noose goes tight.

SOT - RaeLeann Smith/PETA - 5:10 People are outraged at CBSs support of

the torture and killing of animals for ratings on its show Survivor.
THE LATEST EPISODE FOUND THE CASTAWAYS FIGHTING TO SURVIVE ON THE ISLAND BY TRAPPING, KILLING, COOKING AND YES, EATING RATS.

NAT SOT - SURVIVOR - You want some? It tastes like..rat. Well, almost

like chicken a little bit.
20:33:08 PETA SAYS THIS SCENE ESPECIALLY OUTRAGED THEM - THE WOULD-BE SURVIVORS CHASING AND TRYING TO CLUB THE RATS ALONG THE BEACH ONE NIGHT - AN EFFORT THAT WENT WITHOUT TOO MUCH SUCCESS.
THE SAME COULD BE SAID FOR THE PROTEST - THE SMALL GROUP ACTUALLY INSPIRED PASSERSBY TO MAKE THEIR OWN SIGNS.

SOT - TOM DEERING/ANTI-PETA PROTESTER - 1:24:41 - How many people gather

together to support rats? I mean theres not really a big crowd here - it just seems silly thats all.
STANDUP - AS FOR CBSS REACTION - THE NETWORK SAYS IT HAS THE HIGHEST REGARD FOR PETA - BUT THAT HUNTING AND FISHING AS A WAY TO SURVIVE HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME. ))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A mentoring program in Danville is helping at-risk children graduate high school.
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Funded by the Kiwanis club, the Grand Finale Tutoring Program has successfully helped seven students from George Washington High School graduate this year.
The seniors received tutoring from both fellow classmates and alumni.
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((TONYA HAMLETT/STUDENT: THEY HELPED ME MEMORIZE AND SOMEONE WAS THERE TO HELP YOU STUDY AND MEMORIZE. I HAD A GREAT TIME AND I LEARNED A LOT.))
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((ELIZABETH BUCKSPAN/TUTOR: IT WAS REALLY A GOOD FEELING. I FELT LIKE THE COMMUNITY GAVE SO MUCH AND IT WAS GOOD TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK.))
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The program's in its fourth year- More than 25 seniors have taken part.
Delegate Whitt Clement spoke at a luncheon honoring participants today.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans examines a big exhibit dedicated to a very small subject.
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Microbes can be your friend or your foe, and the tiny creatures are constantly doing invisible battle right before our very eyes.
Patrick Evans learned more about Microbes today thanks to a new exhibit at the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
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Coming up today following Sports, we'll see what hillbillies, Marion and a popular soft drink all have in common,
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but first on Health Check, a Minnesota man says his new wheelchair will help patients get back a little more dignity.



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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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A personal loss inspired one of the country's latest medical devices. It's a motorized wheel chair with an elevator lift. This one is so advanced, it even converts to a medical exam table.
Harris Faulkner has the story.
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(( "I used to see my mother cry all the time when she went into the nursing home."
IT BROKE TED TRKLA'S HEART TO SEE HIS MOTHER UNABLE TO GET AROUND AFTER HER STROKE.
THAT INSPIRED TED TO COME UP WITH THIS INNOVATIVE, MEDICAL ASSISTANT CHAIR-BED CALLED THE MILLENNIUM CHAIR.

(SOT)"They don't have to rely on other people to take care of them."



IT'S MOTORIZED AND IT'S THE ONLY CHAIR WITH A PATENTED ELEVATOR LIFT, WHICH CONVERTS TO AN EXAM TABLE.
"An automatic elevator raises the unit, as you can see right now, and takes the unit right off the floor and this is raising the chair right now."

THE CO-DEVELOPER, KER TAUER, SAYS IT WAS A CHALLENGE, BUT BEING IN A WHEEL CHAIR HIMSELF WITH A PERMANENT SPINAL INJURY HELPED.
"It helped to understand the perspective and the maneuverability needs, the needs transfer and the medical exam features, those things certainly have helped."
THE F-D-A AND MEDICARE APPROVED CHAIRS WILL BE BUILT AT THIS MANUFACTURING PLANT IN VADNAIS HEIGHTS, AND WILL COST ABOUT 12-THOUSAND DOLLARS.
THE CHAIRS MAY HELP PATIENTS, WITH A VARIETY OF HEALTH PROBLEMS, REGAIN THEIR INDEPENDENCE.
"It gives them the right to be with their family and to keep their own dignity."))

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the end of the week two minute ticker.
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The Winston Cup drivers were in Pocono today qualifying for Sunday's Pocono 500 and Rusty Wallace would win his 5-th Bud pole of the year.
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Wallace went out after Mark Martin and and John Andretti set track records in qualifying. He would turn the track at Pocono at a speed of 171 point 625 a new track record putting Wallace on the pole for Sunday's Pocono 500.
John Andretti will start second and here's the rest of the top 25.
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The Salem Avalanche will need a little help if the team is to clinch the pennant in the first half of the Carolina League season.
Salem can control its own destiny and it began last night as the Avalanche beat Winston-Salem 8 to 1.
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((SCOTT SEAL/AVALANCE OUTFIELDER: IT GOES TO SHOW YOU I MEAN YOU PLAY 70 GAMES IN A HALF AND EVERY SINGLE GAME IS SO IMPORTANT AND THEN A LOT OF THE TIME GUYS DON'T REALIZE THAT AND YOU PLAY SO MANY OF THEM YOU GO OUT AND PLAY EVERYDAY ANS SO BE IT IF YOU WIN BUT NOW WHEN YOU GET DOWN TO THE LAST FOUR GAMES AND THEY ALL MEAN QUITE A LOT.))
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The Avalanche has three games remaining and they all are against the Winston-Salem Warthogs.
Salem must sweep the series with the Warthogs and get a little help from the team in Myrtle Beach.
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[IN Q="We struggled...]

((SCOTT HEMME/AVALANCHE INFIELDER: WE STRUGGLED WITH THEM EARLY I THINK A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO WE DROPPED THREE BALL GAMES THAT WE FELT LIKE WE SHOULD HAVE WON. THEY'RE A GOOD CLUB AND ITS COMING DOWN TOWARD THE END OF THE SEASON SO YOU GOT TO KEEP BATTLING.))
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[OUT Q=.....keep battling."]
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The Warthogs and Avalanche play game two of the series tonight at 7 at Salem Memorial Stadium.


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The Indiana Pacers open the fifth game of the N-B-A finals with their backs against the wall.
Indiana trails in the series three games to one and a loss tonight will end the coaching career of Larry Bird and the Pacers run at their firrst N-B-A championship.
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((REGGIE MILLER/PACERS GUARD: WELL, I'M NOT GOING TO LIE THERE'S A LOT OF WHAT IFS PERSONALLY FOR MYSELF BUT LIKE I SAID WE HAVE A BABY PULSE WE GOT A GAME ON FRIDAY AND WE GOT TO FIND SOME WAY TO EXTEND THE SERIES.)) ((KOBE BRYANT/LAKERS GUARD: WELL, THE ANKLE FEELS PRETTY GOOD RIGHT NOW KEPT THE SWELLING DOWN BUT AS FAR AS MYSELF AND SHAQ WE JUST WANT TO WIN THIS ONE FIRST.))
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[SUPER=01-Kobe Bryant/Lakers Guard; :16]
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More on the Avalanche coming up at six Jean will be back in a moment.





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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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If you're a fan of Mountain Dew, you'll want to check out our website of the day. As Patrick Evans tells us, it traces the soft drink's family tree all the way back to it's Southwest Virginia roots.
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(( Today our website of the day gives a tip of hat to a local product that hit it big. If your hometown station is any indication, there are a lot of serious Mountain Dew Fans out there. But did you know it has it's roots here in our area.
Bill Jones owned the Tip Bottling Company in Marion when he bought an unsuccessful whiskey mixer called Mountain Dew.
After he changed the recipe, he began began selling it locally. Pepsi eventually bought all the rights to the drink in the 1960's and took it worldwide.
But long before it became the supercharged teen-marketed drink it is today, Mountain Dew had a hillybilly theme.
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The folks at Dew Collector-dot-com remember those days fondly. You can tickle your innards with a glimpse back to the past as the site includes many of DEW'se old hillybilly bottles and advertising.
So with all apologies to Nike, if you want a fun place to learn more about a favorite soft drink...just DEW it. You can find our website of the day through a link to our page at WDBJ7-dot-com.)) [Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]