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From sea to shining sea-- and even on top of it-- Americans are celebrating their independence today.
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And Danville police are investigating a murder this afternoon.
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Some folks are really getting soaked this holiday but others have ducked the showers so far. We'll check the radar for you in a moment.

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They injure thousands every year-- today on health check find out how to handle fireworks safely.
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And tips on preventing some common summertime children's injuries.
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New 7 at Five is next.

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America throws itself a birthday party in New York Harbor.
Two dozen nations float by- -all aflutter over the 224th anniversary of American independence.
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Good Afternoon. I'm Keith Humphry, filling in on this Fourth of July for Jean Jadhon.

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Operation Sail 2000 a flotilla of thousands of vessels filled the Hudson River and the harbor.
President Clinton was among the four million people on the water to watch the procession.
Lee Cowan is there, too.
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((Under a gentle Fourth of July breeze, history came alive on the Hudson. 150 tall ships, under full sail, gave an enthusiastic crowd a new show of the old.
sot: Man...THEY ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL VESSELS , THEY HAVE A BEAUTY AND MAGNIFICENCE TO THEM.

With masts towering hundreds of feet in the air, manned by sailors hundreds of miles from home, OpSail 2000 was a quiet blend of patriotism and international good will, just the way President John F. Kennedy had envisioned nearly forty years ago.
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WE MUST RESOLVE NEVER TO CLOSE THE GOLDEN DOOR BEHIND US. NOT ONLY TO WELCOME PEOPLE INTO OUR COUNTRY BUT INTO OUR HEARTS AS WELL. The international naval review, which kicked off the festivities, has a tradition of its own, dating back more than a hundred years. A procession of two dozen war ships from 14 countries passed by for a presidential salute. Not a show of force, but a sign of peace. As picturesque as it was, the spectacle did draw a smaller than expected crow, which some had thought might swell to more than 70,000 ships on the river both big and small. But even without it, it was till the largest peacetime gathering of ships in history..Silent testament to the lure of the sea, for both sailors and landlubbers alike.
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I THINK ITS INSPIRING FOR PEOPLE TO SEE THAT THINGS LIKE THIS ACTUALLY EXISTED AT ONE TIME. Lee Cowan close.))

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You can keep an eye on New York Harbor from the comfort of your own home, thanks to our website of the day.
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A New York internet guide has trained a web-cam on the Hudson River and the city skyline.
During the day, you can watch the ships of Opsail 2000 cruise up and down the river.
If you set your browser to refresh every second, you can get a real-time view of the harbor.
And at nine tonight, you'll be able to see the Macy's fireworks display.
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You can keep an eye on the sea and sky through the webwatch section of our homepage at WDBJ7- dot- com.
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Around the nation, Americans found many ways to celebrate their independence.
Visitors to the National Archives in Washington were treated to a reading of the Declaration that dissolved our ties to Great Britain.
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((WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT, THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.))
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It was a Yankee Doodle day on Independence Avenue in the Nation's Capitol.
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A smaller- -but nonetheless significant- -ocean- going vessel took a spin in Boston Harbor.
Old Ironsides proved she's still sea-worthy- -with a little help from some diesel- powered tugs.
The U-S-S Constitution was the largest, fastest fighting ship in her class... nicknamed "Old Ironsides" for enduring whatever British forces threw at her during the war of 1812.
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No holiday for Danville police-- they're investigating a murder.
Just before noon, officers found 26 year old Early Wayne Watlington inside his unlocked apartment on Wesly Drive.


Watlington appeared to have been stabbed in the back and had a head wound.
No word from police on a suspect.


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A southern California gang member shot four people, then started taking hostages on a Santa Monica pier around 1-A-M on the west coast.
The standoff ended peacefully around dawn.
Teri Okita has more.
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((IT TOOK HOSTAGE NEGOTIATORS MORE THAN FIVE HOURS TO CONVINCE 25-YEAR-OLD OSWALDO AMEZCUA, WHO POLICE DESCRIBE AS A HARDCORE GANGMEMBER, TO SURRENDER. BUT HE DID SO, PEACEFULLY, AND NO HOSTAGES WERE HURT. NATSD: (9:33:56) Right in front of the playland arcade there, that is a fire truck that police are using as a shield. (:06) TRACK: THIS STANDOFF STARTED IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS, AFTER SANTA MONICA POLICE GOT A TIP THAT AMEZCUA AND HIS FRIEND, JOSE FLORES, WERE AT THE SANTA MONICA PIER, A POPULAR AMUSEMENT AREA.
THE TWO WERE WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH THREE GANG RELATED KILLINGS LAST MONTH. POLICE CAPTURED FLORES, BUT AMEZCUA RAN OFF INTO THE PIERS ARCADE AREA.
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that were standing there and we just took off running. (:08) TRACK: WITNESSES HEARD 10 TO 15 GUNSHOTS. AMEZCUA THEN TOOK MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE HOSTAGE, INCLUDING SEVERAL CHILDREN.
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SOT: (7:53:41) Our crisis negotiators were called, negotiated with him throughout the night, and secured the release in

ones, twos, and sometimes, four, and finally, all 15 were released. (:12) NATSD: (9:33:33) The man in the white, that is one of the hostages that was just released. (:03) TRACK: DOZENS OF VISITORS WERE KEPT AT BAY AT THE FAR END OF THE PIER, UNABLE TO LEAVE ALL MORNING. THE SUSPECTS MOTHER ARRIVED AT THE SCENE AND THEN, FINALLY, AFTER FIVE, LONG HOURS, AMEZCUA FINALLY GAVE IN. STANDUP: THREE OFFICERS AND A TEENAGE BOY SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES FROM THE SHOOTOUT. BUT POLICE SAY IT COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE. THE PIER IS OPEN ONCE AGAIN TO ALL THE HOLIDAY VISITORS TERI OKITA , CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

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It can alert authorities of missing persons in minutes-- and Rockbridge County may soon be part of it.
More on the Child Alert system next on News 7 at Five.
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And high school sweethearts tie the knot-- six decades later.
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A Rockbridge County couple is helping the Sheriff's Department change the way local law enforcement agencies handle missing person cases.
Wallace and Dorothy Fogo (foh-GO) have donated 250 dollars to pay for a state of the art computer program.
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The founders of Child Alert demonstrated their computer program to the department this morning.
It allows police agencies to notify other departments, supporting agencies and the media in a 100-mile radius within 60 seconds from the time a missing- persons report is filed.
It started as a program to help find missing and abducted children, but has since expanded to included victims of all ages.
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((VINCENT ALBERS/CHILD ALERT CO-FOUNDER: WE CAN TAKE INFORMATION ONCE YOU'VE TYPED IT IN AND PRESSED SUBMIT IT GOES THROUGH THE INTERNET THROUGH OUR SECURED SERVER AND THEN SAYS WE'RE GOING TO DRAW A 100 MILE RADIUS FROM WHERE THIS INCIDENT HAPPENED AND FIND ALL THE OTHER AGENCIES THAT HAVE TO BE NOTIFIED. BOB DAY/ROCKBRIDGE CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: THE INFORMATION WILL THEN BE RECEIVED BY THE OTHER AGENCIES THE WAY THEY CHOOSE. YOU CAN DO IT BY PAGER, E-MAIL OR OFF THE INTERNET.))
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21 agencies in seven states are now hooked up to CAF.
Donations received at tonight's Bruce Allen July Fourth Celebration will help pay the 250-dollar fee to get the 9-1-1 center in Buena Vista on board.
The concert starts at six at the Wal Mart Super Center in Lexington. Admission is free.

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The fourth annual One Valley Balloon Rally is underway at the VMI Parade Grounds.
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13 hot air balloons in all shapes and colors lifted off yesterday evening.
One pilot says the scenery is what attracts folks to take a ride.
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((BILL KUMBERA: LOOK AROUND AND YOU SEE THE BEST THINGS ABSOLUTE GORGEOUS UNLESS I'M HITTING THE BURNERS YOU HAVE QUIET.))
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Any one willing to pay 140 dollars got an hour- long ride across the sky.
Tethered balloon rides will be offered tonight from 7-30 until 10.
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As the rest of America celebrates its independence today, one local couple is celebrating its union.
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Earl Spruill and his high school sweetheart, Jane Martin, rekindled their romance last year, after 60 years apart.

They were reunited by family members after both their spouses died.
Today, the couple was married at the home of Earl's son.
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((EARL SPRUILL: SHE'S HELPED ME TO SHARE THE PAIN. AND WE TALK ABOUT OUR PAST LIFE AND EVERYTHING. AND WE FOUND OUT HOW MUCH WE NEED EACH OTHER. :58 AND SO ON HER B-DAY, APRIL 23, I GAVE HER AND ENGAGEMENT RING.)) [CUTAWAY TO RING]
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((JANE MARTIN: I DIDN'T HAVE ANY PLANS AND I WASN'T EVEN THINKING OF MARRYING. BUT WHEN HE CALLED, I KNEW. I TOLD MY SISTER THAT DAY I THINK HE'S GOING TO ASK ME TO MARRY HIM. (LAUGHS).))
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The couple will honeymoon in Colorado and return to live at Earl's house on Bent Mountain.
Coming up on News-7 at 6, find out more about what brought these long-lost lovers together and rekindled their sparks, after 60 years apart.
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They're getting ready to have a blast of a concert at Roanoke's Victory Stadium-- to celebate our independence.
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Music for Americans promises a great fireworks displays for the Roanoke Valley.
The Army National Guard field artillery will top it all off.
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Joy Sutton is at Victory Stadium with more on the big guns.
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A good day for Americans at Wimbledon.
Mike Stevens has highlights in today's Two Minute Ticker.
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And before you light that fuse, some thoughts on keeping your Fourth of July celebration a safe one.
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Nearly ten-thousand people will be injured by fireworks this year.
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In many cases, the fireworks most often considered safe are to blame.
Even legal fireworks like sparklers can be dangerous.
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Local fire marshals have been busy the past few weeks tracking down illegal fireworks.
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Firefighters say their best advice when it comes to fireworks-- leave them to the professionals.
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It's that time of year again-- time for kids to get outside and play.
But that could mean accidents and injuries.
Harris Faulkner has some ideas on how to keep those summer scrapes from getting more serious.
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Welcome folks to the fourth of July Two minute ticker.
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The boys of summer heated up the afternoon in the big leagues with a full slate of matinees, including an AL east battle between the Yankees and Orioles.
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Baltimore got off to a fast start today and then held on for dear life. Three of the O's first ten batters - Mike Bordick, Harold Baines and Brady Anderson each homered off losing pitcher David Cone. In all, Cone would give up four homers on the day.
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But the Orioles bullpen gave up three runs in the ninth and almost gave up the game. Baltimore wins it 7-to-6.
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Depite the loss, the Yankees did not lose any ground to the front running Blue Jays. They were beaten today by the Cleveland Indians' explosive offense.
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Russell Branyan hit two homers to power the Tribe. And Cleveland scored 6 runs without his help in the 7th inning as they rally to beat Toronto 9-to-4.
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The women's final four at Wimbledon is all set, and it includes three Americans and two sisters.
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This morning, 18 year old Serena Williams ousted Lisa Raymond in an ambush. The eighth seed won 6-2 and 6-love in match that lasted just 41 minutes. Serena then headed to center court to watch older sister Venus try to upset top seed Martin Hingis. This match would take two hours and 13 minutes, but Venus was up to the challenge as she beat Hingis 6-3, 4-6 and 6-3, much to the delight of her dad Richard Williams. Venus and Serena will now meet each other in the semi-finals on Thursday.
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Lindsey Davenport beat Monica Seles in three sets while 17 year old Jelena Dokic earned the other final four spot.[S5-

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Try as it may, the NBA cannot seem to avoid getting one or two black eyes in the off-season.
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Last night Charlotte Hornets forward Anthony Mason was arrested in the French Quarter section of New Orleans. Witnesses say two groups of men were arguing over women on Bourbon Street. When two policemen tried to separate the groups, the 6 foot 8, 270 pound Mason hit one of the cops and began firing up the crowd. He was finally subdued and charged with inciting a riot, battery on police officers and resisting arrest. Mason's agent says his client is innocent.
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Coming up on News 7 at six tonight, some local girls are heading to Europe to get their kicks. And we'll catch up with two former Friday Football Extra stars from PH whoa re heading back to college in hopes to hitting paydirt this fall. Have a safe fourth everybody. [go to break]

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Don't be surprised if you see more American flags flying this 4th of July.
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The people who make flags say their business has been increasing steadily for a decade.
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((AMERICAN FLAGS HAVE HAD A RESURGENCE IN POPULARITY SINCE THE GULF WAR DAYS IN 1991. SO IT'S GOTTEN TO BE A FEEL-GOOD THING FOR PEOPLE. PEOPLE ARE WEARING MORE FLAG CLOTHES AND THEY'RE FLYING A FLAG IN FRONT OF THEIR HOME.))
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