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Today on News 7 at 5, former President Gerald Ford has suffered a stroke. We'll have an update on his condition.
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and a Lynchburg shopping center is damaged by fire this morning. It's one of two serious fires in our region.
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More rain today with local flooding problems in Rockbridge, Botetourt and Greenbrier. We will explain.

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Today on health Check we'll see how a local
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couple is using the world wide web to give the problems of muscular dystrophy a face to millions of web surfers.
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((LADIES AND GENTLEMEN... PRESIDENT AND MRS. GERALD FORD.))
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Just one night after being honored at the Republican National Convention- Gerald Ford is hospitalized.

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The Former President will remain in the hospital for the next five days or so- after doctors discovered he had suffered at least two, minor strokes over the past couple of days.
Lee Cowan is in Philadelphia with the latest on the former President.
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(( The first indication of trouble came last night while the GOP was honoring Gerald Ford for what it called his steady, compassionate leadership. But friends watching the convention say the 87-year old former president didn't look well. And during this C-Span interview last night, he appeared dazed and confused.
Although he walked into Hahnemann Hospital in downtown Philadelphia under his own power this morning, doctors say his speech was slurrred and he was having trouble with his balance. Dr. Robert Schwartzman, Chief of Neurology, Hahnemann Univ. Hospital, "President Ford has had... he's doing well. It was his second trip to the hospital. Last night he was released after about half an hour when doctors thought he was only suffering from an ear infection.But when he came back this morning, further tests revealed Ford had probably suffereed not one but two strokes in the last 48 hours. Doctors explained why it wasn't caught last night. Schwartzman, Well, it looks... so it's understandable. Since leaving the White House in 1977, Ford has been in generally good health, and has remained active in politics, spending much of his time raising money for GOP candidates. He was instrumental early on in George W. Bush's campaign to urge a move to the center to embrace more moderate voters and was key in convincing Bush to reconcile with rival senator John McCain to avoid a split in the party.))




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George W. Bush won't take the convention podium until tomorrow night- but today he arrived in Philadelphia.
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He spoke to a mostly Hispanic audience- in front of the Philadephia Art Museum.
Bush promised to make the Sueno Ameircano--- the American dream that is... available to everyone Hispanic.
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((JUNTOS PODEMOS... JUNTOS PEDEMO. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE SURE EVERY CHILD CAN READ IN AMERICA. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE SURE ENTERPRENEURS SPREAD ITS WINGS.. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE SURE EL SUENO AMERICANO ES POR TODOS QUE VIVEN EN ESTE PAIS.))
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While Bush talked togetherness.. police were busy taking apart a bomb.
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The dry ice bomb was found near city hall today.
The bomb contained dry ice and water-
If it had exploded, it would have sent plastic shrapnel flying-
Police were able to remove the device. No one was hurt.
No word yet on who planted the device or whether anyone's been arrested.
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Rain may be partially to blame for an accident on Interstate 81 that sent a tow-truck over a guard rail.
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State Police say David Burton of Fairfax County was hauling this silver car north on 81, when he swerved into the left lane and struck another tractor-trailer. Burton's tow truck rebounded into the right lane, hit the guardrail and flipped several times - landing on the ramp of exit 137. Burton was taken to Roanoke Memorial hospital. Police say he might be charged with failure to maintain control of a vehicle. The driver of the tractor-trailer wasn't hurt.
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State police also report a collision between a tractor-trailer and a pickup on Route 220.
The accident near the Franklin/Roanoke County line has blocked one of the southbound lanes.
No word yet on injuries.

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Homeowners and highway crews were assessing the damage today and doing what they could to repair the damage from flash flooding in South Roanoke County.
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Back Creek Road remained closed where it was washed out late yesterday.
A work crew had to clear debris from the creek before workers attempted to repair the road.
V-DOT reports half a dozen roadways were damaged by the storm.
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((LIKE A NIGHTMARE, WATER ALL OVER THE PLACE, COMING OFF THE MOUNTAIN LIKE A RIVER. WORST STORM I EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE.))
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Water got in behind the liner on Brown's pool.
He says it blew up like a balloon at the height of the storm.
He believes most of the damage is below ground.
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The Virginia Lottery is at odds with some legislators over changes made to some of its games. We'll have the details after this break.
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Also 15 people lose their homes as an apartment complex catches fire in Blacksburg.
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Firefighters say items left on top of a stove appear to have sparked a fire at a Montgomery County apartment complex.
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It broke out this morning in a second-floor kitchen at the Ridgeview Apartments.
Flames and smoke spread quickly.
Several people and pets were rescued through the efforts of deputies, firefighters and bystanders.
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((BOBBY CARNER/ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF: IT APPEARS IT WAS ACCIDENTAL. IT STARTED IN THE KITCHEN ON THE TOP OF THE STOVE.
LOOKS LIKE THE PEOPLE WERE MOVING IN AND HAD COMBUSTIBLES THEY SET ON TOP OF THE STOVE. AND IT APPEARS THAT THE STOVE WAS ON. ))
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The blaze destroyed six apartments and caused an estimated 50-thousand dollars in damage.
Most of the 15 people who lost their homes in the fire were Virginia Tech students.
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A fire at a Campbell County shopping center destroyed one business and damaged several others.
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A mattress shop on Ward's Road went up in flames this morning.
Firefighters were able to keep the blaze from spreading to some other shops in the same strip mall.
But those buildings did have smoke damage.
No one was hurt. The cause hasn't been determined.
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To compete in the global economy, U-S schools must focus on hard work and high expectations. That advice today from a leading educator who says schools must also find new ways to motivate students.
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Freeman Hrabowski (ra-BOW-ski) is an author and the President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Today he told Roanoke administrators, part of their challenge is to foster more excitement in subjects such as math and science.
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(( WE KNOW HOW TO MAKE KIDS FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT ATHLETICS, BUT THE QUESTION IS HOW DO YOU HELP A CHILD FEEL GOOD ABOUT MATHEMATICS. I OFTEN SAY THAT WHEN I WAS A KID, I'D GET GOOSEBUMPS DOING MATH PROBLEMS. YOU HAVE TO GET PEOPLE THAT EXCITEMENT.))
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Hrabowski (ra-BOW-ski) says schools shouldn't be alone in that effort. Raising expectations is also the responsibility of parents, and the entire community.

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The odds are longer.
But the prizes are bigger, and if you buy five Lotto tickets, you'll get one free.
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Starting September 20th, an overhaul to the Virginia Lottery's ten year old Lotto game.
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((DENNIS ROBERTS/LOTTO PLAYER: I LIKE THAT IDEA. ANYTHING YOU GET FOR FREE, SURE YOU LIKE IT.))
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((SEN. PHILLIP PUCKETT/D-RUSSELL CO.: I KNOW THERE'S SOME CONCERN FROM THE LOTTERY THAT OUR REVENUES ARE NOT WHAT THEY'D LIKE FOR THEM TO BE. THAT'S NOT JUSTIFICATION FOR THEM TO GO OUT AND TRY TO ENTICE PEOPLE TO BECOME GAMBLERS.))
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Lottery officials say they're NOT violating the spirit of the law... which tells them NOT to entice players to gamble.
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((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY: WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN TYPES OF GAMING THAT VIRGINIANS HAVE CLEARLY BEEN VOCAL THAT THEY DON'T WANT. AND THAT'S NOT ONLY THE SOMEWHAT VOCAL MINORITY THAT ALWAYS DOESN'T WANT US TO DO ANYTHING.
I'M TALKING ABOUT THE GENERAL CONSENSUS OF PEOPLE. AND I THINK KENO WAS ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE IT WAS JUST TOO MUCH.))
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The new Virginia Lotto has something in it for the retailers, too: an extra nickel profit per ticket.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Jacey Birch has something special for bluegrass fans.
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For more than 30 years, fans of bluegrass and old-time music have gathered every month to hear the best of the Roanoke Fiddle and Banjo Club.
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The August concert is coming up this weekend, and tonight Jacey Birch is going to introduce us to some memorable tunes and fine musicians.
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Some local golfers were out getting soaked to their SKINS today. Mike Stevens will tell us what motivated the strange behavior today in sports.
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[vo-nat] and then a little later, we'll tell you why singing in the shower was out of style this week in Hollywood.
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A local couple has turned to the internet to educate people about muscular dystrophy.
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us, they hope their site will not only break down barriers but also lead to a cure.
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For Pat Schulz, getting the word out about muscular dystrophy is a personal issue.
10 years after she was diagnosed with the disease, she depends on a scooter to get around.
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((PAT SCHULZ: I THINK A LOT OF TIME THERE IS A STIGMATISM WITH A DISABILITY AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO KNOW WHAT WE GO THROUGH ON A DAILY BASIS))
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Pat and her husband Roger felt the Internet was a way to reach people not just in the Roanoke Valley but all over the country.
Already the site has had 55-hundred hits since making its debut in March.
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((ROGER SCHULZ: ANYONE WHO HAS ANY DOUBTS ABOUT WHAT MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY IS THEY CAN GET ON THERE CAUSE WE HAVE ALL OF THEM. WE STILL HAVE THREE MORE WE'RE GOING TO ADD TO IT))
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Their page lists the different types of the disease, information on fundraisers, and testimonies from Pat, Roger and other people living with the disease.
They hope as more people learn about the disease, they will be compelled to donate their time and money to help find a cure.
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((ROGER SCHULZ:THE CLOSENESS OF GETTING A CURE COULD BE EVEN CLOSER IF PEOPLE WOULD GET INVOLVED AND LOOK AT IT BECAUSE IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE))
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But Pat says for those who are suffering from the disease she hopes the site will provide inspiration.
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((PAT SCHULZ:MAKE THE BEST OF IT DON'T LET IT BE A HINDRANCE. JUST MAKE IT PART OF YOUR LIFE. THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS YOU CAN STILL DO))
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Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke County.))
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You can find a link to their web site on our web site and wdbj7-dot-com.

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Welcome everybody to your midweek two minute sports ticker. Nothing is more miserable than playing golf in the rain.
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But the wet stuff couldn't stop four of the top golfers in the area from teeing it up at Hunting Hills today in a "Skins Game" to raise money for the National Kidney Foundation of Southwest Virginia.
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Former PGA Senior touring Pro Billy King, and Chip Sullivan, who played on the PGA tour, were two members of the foursome that teed off in the event.
King, the club pro at Blue Hills, is well aware of the problems kidney patients face every day.
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((BILLY KING/BLUE HILLS PRO: WE'VE GOT SEVERAL MEMBERS OUT AT THE CLUB WHO ARE ON DIALYSIS. BILLY MILES SENIOR HAS TO GO THRU IT 3 TIMES A WEEK AND YOU KNOW ITS A SERIOUS BUSINESS AND ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP ITS A PLEASURE.))
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The group also included Hidden Valley pro Tommy Joyce and Mark Fry the director of golf at the Homestead.
The group was playing for 10-thousand dollars in Skins with 60 per cent of the winnings going to Southwest Virginia's kidney foundation.
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((CHIP THOMAS/NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION: WE GIVE GRANTS TO KIDNEY PATIENTS ITS VERY EXPENSIVE TO BE ON DIALYSIS AND HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT 3 OR 4 TIMES A WEEK AND WHAT WE DO IS WE PROVIDE GRANTS THAT ALLOW THEM TO PAY THE BILLS AND BY FOOD AND EASE THE BURDEN A LITTLE BIT OF THE DIALYSIS TREATMENT.))
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We'll let you know who took home the most cash tonight on News 7 at six.

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The major leagues is full of afternoon matinees today - including the Yankees-Royals game in New York.
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Denny Neagle was trying to stay perfect as a Yankee, but he would suffer his first loss today as Johnny Damon singles down the left field line to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.
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The Royals would beat the Yankees 4-to-1 this afternoon.
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Also, this afternoon, the Dodgers hammered the Pirates 11-to-5 and the Mets beat the Reds 2-to-1.

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The Virginia Tech freshmen football players are now on campus for three days of academic and athletic orientation. They also want to take a few swimming lessons.
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The inclimate weather forced today's workouts to be moved inside Rector Field house. It's not likely that too many of this year's first year players will make an impact, but Frank Beamer says a few could play as true freshmen.
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Tonight on News 7 at six - our preseason Friday Football Extra previews continue with a team that knows how to handle this weather - the Vikings of Northside. Take care everybody. Jean will be right back. [GO TO BREAK]


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A backyard sport is growing in popularity. Wiffle Ball has gotten so big it even has its own pro league.
Teri Okita has more about a ball game that has some holes in it.
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SOT: David Mullany, V.P. Mktg. The Wiffle Ball, Inc.

"My Dad and my grandfather back in 1953 invented the Wiffle Ball."
Nat Sound: Manufacturing

SOT: Steve Mullany, V.P. Production, The Wiffle Ball, Inc.

"It's just one of those things, it works in the back yard, it's the one we stuck with".
Nat Sound: Manufacturing

SOT: David Mullany, V.P. Mktg. The Wiffle Ball, Inc.

"That's what we look to do, is to let kids have fun."
Nat Sound: Manufacturing

SOT: Steve Mullany, V.P. Production, The Wiffle Ball, Inc.

It's like apple pie I guess and anybody can play it...you dont need a lot of room, you dont need a lot of money...it seems to work out."
BRIDGE: TERIO OKITA ON CAMERA;
Nat Sound: Batters swing and hit Wiffle Ball

SOT: Mike Palinczar, Pres. NJWFBA

"Basically it's called the Summer Showdown, it's the biggest, most competitive Wiffle Ball tournament in America...there's 66 teams total, 40 semi-pro teams and 26 pro."
Nat Sound: Pro game action

SOT: Mike Palinczar, Pres. NJWFBA

"Most of the guys are tight neighborhood guys, buddies that played for years and they're great Wiffle Ball players."
Nat Sound: Semi-pro game action, Wiffle Ball fans

SOT: Mike Palinczar, Pres. NJWFBA

"It's very hard to hit this ball because the ball moves so much."
Nat Sound: Pro game action

SOT: Daniel Isenberg, Pro Wiffle Ball player

"Well it all depends on the pitcher and the type of scuffing that you use...some scuff the ball completely, some hit the ball into the wall a little bit, some step on it, it all depends on the kind of pitcher and the kind of pitches you want to throw...It's a very personalized game, you can play with your friends on your side yard for a long period of time and become really good as a team."

SOT: Nicole Ventresca, Wiffle Ball fan

It keeps him out of trouble, I'd rather have him playing Wiffle than doing just about anything else."
TERI OKITA ON CAMERA....( ...in Los Angeles) ))

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It has been 40 years since you could last feel safe and secure in the shower.
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It was this week in 1960 that Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho was released.
Its now famous shower scene was a high-water mark for American horror movies.
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To celebrate the anniversary, Universal Studios reenacted the scene at it's Hollywood Theme Park.
The role of Marion was played by Sue Pelinski of Chicago. She was the scream queen winner of an American Movie Classics Contest.
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