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Today on News 7 at Five, flames tear through a Lexington landmark.
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And searchers find the body of a boy who drowned in the New River.[Weather-Head]
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Looking for clouds to thicken up tomorrow with a chance for showers later in the afternoon. More on the weather coming up.

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In Health Check, the West Nile Virus has re-appeared in the New York Area.
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We'll find out what's being done to fight the mosquito-borne illness.
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Fire does millions of dollars in damage to a historic church in Lexington.
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Firefighters are still hosing down Lexington Presbyterian Church, one of the most historic sites in the city.
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Tina Tenret is front of the church, where the fire broke out this morning.
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(Question: How many fire departments were called in to help fight this fire?)



[5-Drowning]


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Rescue workers have recovered the body of the boy who drowned yesterday in the New River.
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13-year old Cody Cash was discovered around one this afternoon-- after a six hour search.
He was found on the river floor -- under about 20 feet of water.
The body was nearly 50 feet downstream from where he disappeared yesterday evening.
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((JOHN CASEY/RESCUE WORKER: HE WAS LOCATED ON A ROCKY SURFACE AT THE VERY BOTTOM, NEAR A BUOY WHICH PINPOINTED WHERE HIS LAST KNOWN SIGHT WAS AND HE WAS FOUND VERY CLOSE TO THAT BUOY.))
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Cody and his 8-year-old sister had been out fishing with a 10-year old friend and his mother.
All four went in the river and got sucked in by the current.
The other three were rescued and are in good condition.
About 40 people -- most of them volunteers -- showed up to help with the recovery.
Their air and water search covered a one-and-a-half mile stretch of the river.
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A former Wythe County deputy has been charged with having sex with a 15-year-old girl.
A County grand jury indicted Trenton Davis on one count of aggravated sexual battery.
He resigned from the sheriff's department in May, shortly after the alleged incident.
Davis is out on a 5-thousand dollar bond.

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Washington Authorities caught up with a 13-year old boy suspected in yesterday's school shooting-
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Police found the boy at his grandparent's home- after family members called authorities this morning saying the boy was ready to surrender.
The 13 year old fired a shot into the ceiling at a Middle School- no one was hurt.
Witnesses say the boy was dressed in black and had blue, spiky hair. Today the boy looked different from that description as officers escorted him to a downtown Seattle youth center.
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[5-Farrakhan]


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The Sons of Confederate Veterans got an unlikely ally today in Richmond.
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Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan told reporters there's nothing wrong with the Governor declaring Confederate History Month.
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((LOUIS FARRAKHAN/NATION OF ISLAM: SHOULD NOT WE BE ABLE TO LOOK BACK AT THE HISTORY THAT TORE THE COUNTRY APART, LOOK AT IT AND LEARN ITS LESSONS AND EVOLVE.))
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Farrakhan was in town to promote an October "Million Family March" on Washington.
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Virginia's N-double-A-C-P is considering a national boycott of the state if Governor Jim Gilmore decides to declare Confederate History Month next April.
Farrakhan says black Americans are wrong to focus on symbols of the past, instead of future equality.

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Could Jim Gilmore join the Republican ticket as a Vice-Presidential Candidate?
Find out what the governor has to say when News 7 at Five returns.
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And, do more gadgets mean more dangerous drivers?
That's what federal highway safety experts are trying to figure out.
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The latest poll conducted for News 7 shows Republican Presidential candidate George W. Bush holding a strong lead over Democrat Al Gore.
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More than 600 Virginians were asked whom they would vote for if the election were held today.
Statewide Bush has an eleven point lead over the Vice-President, though that's dropped a few points since the last poll in September.
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The poll conducted by Mason Dixon shows Bush leading in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads by a relatively small margin.
48 percent of those polled in the Lynchburg area said they would vote for the Texas Governor.
According to the survey, Bush would take 51 percent of the vote in the Roanoke area and Southwest Virginia.
The poll has a four percent margin of error.
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We know who's running for President- The big question now is who will be number two on the ticket.
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Richard Gephardt met privately with Al Gore in recent days-
But Gephardt says he's not interested in running for Vice President.
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((REP. RICHARD GEPHARDT/D- MISSOURI: I THINK I'VE BEEN CLEAR. I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU CAN BE MORE CLEAR. THIS IS WHAT I'VE SAID. I'VE SAID I'M RUNNING FOR THE HOUSE AND THAT'S WHAT I'M GONNA KEEP DOING.))
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Gephardt says he's more interested in winning back a democratic majority in the house.
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What about Governor Gilmore as the number two man on the Republican ticket?
Gilmore says it's nice that people would talk about the possibility but today on a radio show Gilmore says he has NOT discussed the vice presidency with George W. Bush.

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Pittsylvania County and Danville have joined forces to help small businesses get started.
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This afternoon, the Dan River Business Development Center celebrated (ontra- pra- neur) Entrepreneur Day.
Business officials are breaking ground at this hour for a new building for the organization that will house a small business incubator.
It's a place where business owners will get the necessary help to become self sufficient.
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((HAROLD GARRISON/DAN RIVER BUSINESS DEV. CENTER: INCOMING BUSINESSES WILL BE PAYING A MONTHLY FEE. THEY WILL IN RETURN GET THE SPACE, TRAINING AND HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK TOGETHER.))
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((ROB BLACKMORE/VA. DEPT. OF BUSINESS ASSISTANCE: WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY IS THAT WE ARE INTERESTED IN PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE. PEOPLE WHO WANT TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS AND WE HELP THEM HELP MATURE AND GROW. THIS WILL HELP THE ECONOMY AND THE WHOLE AREA.))
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The business center is being built at the Pittsylvania County Industrial Park in Ringold.
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The Senate has voted to divorce the marriage penalty from the tax code.
The bill that passed this afternoon is designed to eliminate a part of the code that forces married couples to pay more in taxes than if they were single and both filing separately.
Democrats charged the bill benefits the rich and the President says he'll veto it unless he gets a Medicare prescription drug bill.

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Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel- that's a warning from federal safety officials who say too many eyes are on cellphones mirrors and newspapers- instead of the road.
Bobbi Harley reports.
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((FAX MACHINES, PHONES, EVEN NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEMS - THIS IS NOT SOME OFFICE - INSTEAD THESE HI-TECH GADGETS ARE NOW REGULAR FIXTURES ON THE ROAD - IN CARS - AND EXPERTS WARN THE TOLL BEING PAID IS A DEADLY ONE. Drivers use of cell phones and other devices is causing crashes. BY SOME COUNTS - ITS A DISTRACTION THATS CAUSING AS MANY AS FOUR TO EIGHT THOUSAND CAR ACCIDENTS EACH DAY. THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD WANTS TO KNOW MORE - THATS WHY HEARINGS ON CAPITOL HILL ARE NOW GETTING UNDERWAY. FOR SOME DRIVERS THE SOLUTION IS SIMPLE - CUT OUT THE DISTRACTIONS. LIZ TALBERT/DRIVER- They can barely concentrate on what they're doing, they are so busy in their conversation that they can't concentrate on their driving and its just very unsafe. ITS ALSO BALANCING ACT FOR AUTOMAKERS - WHO WANT TO INSTALL CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY - ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME AND OFFICE - BUT ALONG GUIDELINES THAT KEEP DRIVERS SAFE. ITS SOMETHING RESEARCHERS SAY MAY NOT WORK - BECAUSE THE BOTTOM LINE IS NOT NECESSARILY THE DEVICE CAUSING THE DISTRACTION - BUT THE DRIVERS LACK OF FOCUS.
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is hands-free phones will not totally solve this problem. HARLEY STANDUP.))-

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Forget walk-behinds, push mowers and riding mowers...
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Next on News 7 at Five, find out how robotic technology may make cutting the grass a whole lot easier.
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When the temperatures are hovering in the 90's, folks hate to haul out the old lawn mower to cut the grass.
But, it's a job that has to be done.
Michael Gormley found a way to get the grass cut without a lot of sweat.
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Today in Sports, Kyle Petty says he'll honor his son by permanently taking over his race car.
Mike Stevens will have more on that in the Two Minute Ticker.
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and on Health Check, New York officials begin combating another wave of the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus.
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Last year it killed seven people in the New York City area.
Now health officials say mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus are back.
A massive aerial and ground spraying program began today.
Kendra Farn has more.
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Welcome folks to your Tuesday ticker that has a little NASCAR, Redskins and Avalanche action included inside this afternoon.
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Kyle Petty announced this afternoon that Petty Enterprises will undergo a major restructuring for next year and the remainder of this season, as well.
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Kyle says beginning with the series stop at Darlington, he will stop driving the Hot Wheels Pontiac and only drive his late son Adam's Busch car the rest of this season. Starting next year, Kyle will return to the Winston Cup ranks and drive the number 45 Dodge that will be sponsored by Sprint. Steve Grissom will drive the Hot Wheels car the remainder of this year and likely next season, although Hot Wheels will be leaving Petty as a primary sponsor.
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The Washington Redskins finally have big rookie offensive talkle Chris Samuels under contract. The number three pick in this year's draft from Alabama signed a six year deal worth $30 million.
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The team still needs to get top draft pick Lavar Arrington signed before the veterans report on Thursday,

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The first place Salem Avalanche increased its lead in the Southern Division of the Carolina League last night as they beat Wilmington 5-to-3 and Winston-Salem lost to Myrtle Beach.
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Last evening was a perfect night for baseball in Salem with a slight breeze to help Matt Holiday lift this sacrifice fly to deep right center. It's good enough to chase home the first run of the game. 1-to-0 Salem. Salem pitcher Ryan Cameron would let the Blue Rocks get back in the game as this wild pitch in the 6th sails to the back stop and Wilmington takes a 2-to-1 lead. But Salem would answer back in the bottom of the 6th as Kevin Burford singles and plates Jerome
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Alviso. Salem wins 5-to-3. The Blue Rocks and Avs play again tonight at 7.
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The Lynchburg Hillcats are also home tonight for game two of their current series with Potomac. Coming up on News 7 at 6, we will check in at Tech's football camp and day two of the Commonwealth Games golf competition. Take care everybody. [go to break]

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Our website of the day is for those people taking a vacation with their pets.
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The people at "family safety-dot-com" believe the pet is as much a member of the family as any of the humans and they need special consideration when travel is on the agenda.
This site offers practical advice for vacation with cats and dogs. It lists pet friendly motels and accommodations.
Also it can help you find a veterinarian when you are away from home.
The site even offers tips for travelling with your animals by car, bus, train, boat or plane.
However if you decide to leave Tabby at a kennel, our website of the day can even tell you what to look for one.
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So before you go roving with Rover, check out our website of the day through a link to our website at WDBJ-7-dot-Com. (-------------)