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Coming up on News 7-
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Firestone recalls millions of tires, find out how Virginia drivers will be affected.
Classes will start on time at Franklin County High.
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And Third Eye Blind rocks Salem.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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((THERE ARE GOING TO BE FORD EXPLORERS PULLING UP TO EVERY FIRESTONE THAT YOU CAN IMAGINE.))
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Firestone is recalling six million tires.
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[Local-Firestone]


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The company has identified a defect in the tires that is triggered by heat.
As Jennifer Miele reports, there's confusion about what dealers should do about the recall.
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(( After 46 deaths, 80 injuries and hundreds of complaints, Firestone has recalled millions of tires for light trucks and sport utility vehicles.
A day filled with announcements and confusion has left some customers ready to blow.
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((SHAWN MAGUIRE/FIRESTONE CUSTOMER: THEY TOLD ME THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO ABOUT THEM YET, AND I COMMUTE 80 MILES A DAY ON THE INTERSTATE, AND I DON'T WANT MY TIRES COMING APART ON ME WHILE I'M DRIVING.)) [RUNS08]
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If the tire pressure is not correct, the tread may separate from the rest of the tire, causing the tire to split open or blow off.
Firestone recommends that tire pressure be between 26 and 30 P-S-I, so that heat can dissipate.
The company has ordered a three phase recall, where warmer states will be supplied with new tires first.
Virginia will be among the last of the states to see replacement tires.
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((CHARLES O'DONNELL/FIRESTONE CUSTOMER: I THINK I'M JUST GOING TO PARK THE CAR, JUST LEAVE IT AT HOME UNTIL THEY RESOLVE THIS PROBLEM.)) [RUNS11]
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BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT ((IT'S NOT WORTH TAKING THE CHANCE OF MY LIFE WITH A TIRE.))
The company says they are seeing the most tread separation occur with tires manufactured in Illinois. They also say they will maximize production to speed-up recall completion. [PRE-PRO]
If you have a P235/75, R15, Radial ATX, ATX 2 or Wilderness tire, call customer service at 1-800-465-1904, or visit your local Firestone Dealer. [TAG] [TC:00:04:50] ((JENNIFER MIELE: FIRESTONE SAYS THE BEST THING TO DO IS KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR TIRE PRESSURE AND AN EAR OUT FOR WHEN THESE RECALLS WILL HAPPEN IN VIRGINIA. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))))

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A Floyd woman is dead and a sheriff's deputy in serious condition following a head-on collision this afternoon.
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It happened on Ridgeview Road in Floyd County just before 2:30.
State police say 41-year-old Becky J. Gillespie crossed the center line and struck Deputy Roger Dickerson head-on.

Gillespie died at the scene.
Dickerson, a road deputy for three years in Floyd County, was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
State police blocked off traffic on Ridgeview Road for three hours to reconstruct the accident.
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In Roanoke, deer and wet roadways appear to be factors in a late-afternoon accident that closed down Mud Lick Road for more than a half hour.
Accounts from the scene indicate the driver veered off the roadway in efforts to avoid two deer. The car slid off Mud Lick into a dry creekbed.
Crews had to pry open the car to free the driver, who was taken to Lewis Gale Medical Center for treatment.
No word yet on his identity or condition.
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[Meszaros]


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Virginia Tech's first woman provost is stepping down -- less than two weeks before the start of a new school year.

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Peggy Meszaros is returning to Tech's faculty... as an endowed professor in the College of Human Resources and Education.
Meszaros spent five years as provost. She was responsible for developing the university's academic agenda.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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During that time, Tech rose back into the ranks of the nation's Top 50 research universities.
Now, Tech will have to appoint an acting provost as it conducts a search for a new one.

[Home-Invasion]


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A stranger beat up an elderly woman who was watching T-V in her old Southwest Roanoke home.
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Cora Hodges has stitches in her head and her arm's in a cast-- a man walked through an open door last night.
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((I STOOD UP AND SAID WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? GET OUT OF HERE! HE SAID GIVE ME YOUR MONEY OR I'LL KILL YOU. I SAID I DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY. HE SAID WELL YOU BETTER GET SOME MONEY OR I'M GOING TO KILL YOU. AND I MEAN I'M GOING TO KILL YOU.))
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Hodges says the man hit her repeatedly with a brick, then stole her pocketbook with five dollars. Her son is offering a thousand dollar reward for information about the attacker -- described as a black man, five feet eight inches tall, in his late 20's or thirties, wearing a white T-shirt or tank top with long kinky hair and a bandanna. Police warn residents to lock their doors and use a screen door to hear when someone tries to enter.
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[Franklin-Renovations]


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Franklin County High School will be under construction all year, but the principal says classes will start on time.
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Kids will study in rooms with no floor or ceiling tiles for a while -- then move to 14 new classrooms for a month while the old ones are being remodeled. The seven and a half million dollar project includes air conditioning, which will not be installed for one more year.
The old Virginia Apparel plant will house the adult education and trade classes, and all school offices will move into one building.
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((BENNY GIBSON/PRINCIPAL: ALL PARENTS WILL BE ABLE TO REPORT TO THAT ... SAFER.))
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What all this construction will not fix, the principal says, is the severe parking shortage at Franklin County High School. The school is landlocked so it cannot expand the lots.
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No word on what may have caused a deadly mid air collision over New Jersey.
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The wreckage fell on homes and fields below.
Late this afternoon, searchers found an eleventh body in the wreckage.
No one on the ground was hurt but the crash destroyed at least one home and damaged several others.
One witness said there was an explosion moments before the crash.
The couple inside this house managed to escape.
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((JUST FLAMES EVERYWHERE UP FRONT IT IGNITED THE WHOLE FRONT OF THE HOUSE. )) ((WE JUST RAN DOWN THE STAIRS CAUSE EVERYTHING OUT FRONT EXPLODED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HOUSE. WE JUST RAN OUT THE BACK DOOR.))
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One of the planes was carrying Naval Air Station workers to Maryland.
IT collided with a plane carrying a flight instructor and a student.
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Still ahead on News 7, we'll take a trip to the Old Fiddler's Convention.
And we'll get up close and personal with Third Eye Blind.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with an injury update on UVa star guard Majestic Mapp. Michael Vick lights up the cover of Sports Illustrated and talks about his Mom. Michael Irvin is talking to anyone after getting jailed on drug charges tonight. The Patriots look for some freedom in the RVD this season. And the Olympic Fencers make a point in Salem - tonight on the Big 7.))

[Fiddlers]


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It's that time of year when Galax becomes the center of universe for bluegrass and Old Time music lovers.
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The 65th Annual Old Fiddlers Convention kicked off Monday in Felts Park.
This year, the competition lured about 3-thousand musicians.
And it's not just for the OLD fiddlers anymore...
Kids have been wowing the old pros in the Youth Competition.
But the awe is mutual.
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((TOMMY MALBOEUF/VETERAN FIDDLER: THEY REALLY AMAZE ME. THEY LEARN SO QUICK AND THEY DO EVERYTHING JUST RIGHT ON THE MONEY.))
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((MONROE LOWE/YOUNG FIDDLER: IT'S REAL FUN BECAUSE THEY CAN TEACH ME NEW STUFF BECAUSE EVERY TIME I PLAY WITH THEM I LEARN AT LEAST ONE NEW SONG. ))
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The Old Fiddlers Convention runs through Saturday, ending with bluegrass and Old Time band competitions.
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[Prozac]


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A generic version of the anti-depressant Prozac could soon hit the market. The drug is made by Eli Lilly. A federal appeals court has invalidated the company's patent, clearing the way for a cheaper version to be made available next year. Lilly counts on Prozac for a quarter of its total sales .. Their stock lost a third of its value today.

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A relatively new pap smear test is replacing the conventional method in doctors offices across the country and in the Roanoke Valley.
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It's called the Thinprep Pap test -- and unlike the conventional method doctors don't smear the specimen on slide--instead they dip it into a vial of preservatives that is processed at the lab.
Technicians at Lewis Gale Clinic say it makes reading the slide a lot easier, because the machine filters out all the unnecessary material from the vial.
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((JEANNINE CALHOUN ZEARFOSS/CYTOTECHNOLOGIST: IF A LADY HAS A PROCESS THAT'S PRECANCEROUS, WE CAN DIAGNOSE THAT EARLY ON, WE DON'T HAVE TO SAY WE THINK SOMETHING'S GOING ON, WE SEE. THAT WILL DECREASE POSSIBLE REPEAT PAP SMEARS, AND GET HER TO THE ACTUAL TREATMENT QUICKER))
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The conventional pap smear has reduced the number of deaths from cervical cancer by about 70-percent, and many say thinprep will improve that rate.
Lewis Gale Clinic is the only clinic is Southwest Virginia that not only administers the test but processes it as well.
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Former President Gerald Ford is back home tonight.
We'll have the latest on his recovery.
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And soccer hooligans take over a Famous European tourist attraction.
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Soccer hooligans replaced tourists at an Italian landmark earlier tonight.
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Croatian soccer fans are accused of pelting bystanders and police with bottles and chairs.
Four people were hurt in the violence that took over Milan's cathedral square.
The scuffle happened before a European Champions League game.
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[Ford]


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Former President Gerald Ford is back in California tonight one week after suffering a stroke-
He was released from a Philadelphia hospital today.
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((MY WIFE AND FAMILY ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE HOSPITAL AND FRIENDS IN PHILADELPHIA. THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH.))
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Ford was admitted to the hospital last week after suffering a stroke- He was in Philadelphia for the Republican National Convention.
Doctors say Ford is in excellent shape is 95 percent back to normal.
The 87- year old is at home in Palm Springs California tonight-
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A freak knee injury takes a UVa hoop star off the "Mapp." Vick lands on the cover of SI and gives props to his Mom. PH gets the Friday Football Extra shout tonight.

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But first in tonight's Extra Point - some folks just can't seem to take advantage of their second and often third chances in life. Former Cowboy - Michael Irvin - was arrested this afternoon when FBI agents raided an apartment complex. They didn't find their original suspect but instead found Irvin, another woman and a small amount of drugs. Irvin has been charged with possession of marijuana.
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[S-Mapp]


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The Virginia men's basketball team, that leaves for Europe next week, is now in need of a point guard.
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Rising sophomore Majestic Mapp tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while playing a pickup game at his high school alma mater in the Bronx last week. He underwent an MRI Tuesday and he expected to be out of action for 4 to 6 months. Mapp played in all 31 games as a freshman last season and was second on the team in assists.
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Mapp should have surgery next week, and until he does he needs to steer clear of the Bast Center at Roanoke College.
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Members of the United State Olympic women's fencing team have been squaring off in the valley this week in preparation for the upcoming game in Sydney, Australia. Three athletes from the foil team, their coaches and alternates on the squad have been in the valley since Sunday. The team will be in Salem until this Saturday morning.
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Heisman hopeful Michael Vick has earned the ultimate - a spot on the cover of Sports Illustrated's fabled college football preseason issue.
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Vick hits the ground running along with a bolt of lightning with the caption - Mr. Electric. The cover story examines how Vick has sparked a revolution at the quarterback spot in college football. Vick gets a lift from his teammates and reader's of the article will get a peak inside Vick's upbringing in Newport News. They also will get a chance to see just how special the relationship between Vick and his Mom, 37 year old Brenda Boddie really is.
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[wipe to pinnacle 1032] And you can hear from Vick's Mom, his former high school coach and his hot shot younger brother later this month as Your Hometown Station presents "Tech 2000" - the Vick-Tory Tour. The half hour special comes your way on Saturday night August 26th, on the eve of the BCA classic showdown with Ga. Tech.
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This isn't the first time the Hokies have appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated's college football preview issue. In the fifties, the Hokies and VMI graced the cover in an action shot from Victory Stadium.

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The Friday Football Extra preseason spotlight shines on a rejuvenated Patrick Henry Patriots tonight.
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Last year at this time, head coach Jeff Johnson had only 15 players for the opening day of practice. This time around, more than 60 Patriots are making noise on the practice field - and this team hopes to also make plenty of racket in the RVD.
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With such a veteran team - Johnson is able to pick up the pace in practice, as a result the players have literally put their coach on a pedestal.
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[wipe to pinnacle 1030] Don't forget Friday Football Extra's 17th season debuts in just a few days on Friday night August 18th.
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[S-Booth]


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The unfortunate injury to rookie Deon Grant has given new hope to a former JMU Duke. Steve Mason has more from Panthers' camp with defensive back Tony Booth.
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((There is definitely a new excitement surrounding the Carolina Panthers defense this season. Former James Madison University standout and Panthers second year defensive back Tony Booth senses it and his enthusiasm has a lot to do with the addition of Reggie White. ((:))
Booth is more focussed this season. A torn ACL in his right knee ended his inaugural
NFL season last year. But he's back to help a defense back field that ranked 21st in the league against the pass a season ago. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:)) ((:))
Booth and his secondary will also need help from a defensive front that was just 24th in the league against the run. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

























[Concert]


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A triple treat for music lovers tonight-
The groups Nine-Days and Vertical Horizon started things off at the Salem Civic Center.
Then the main attraction, San Francisco Rockers, Third Eye Blind.
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((It's not really talked about.... this song is what goes on in a guys mind when faced with an unexpected pregnancy. While the songs sometimes talk about the unexpected in life, there is no surprise in this group's success. With album sales topping five million- fans can clearly SEE something special in Third Eye BLIND. This song is called anything and some fans would do anything to get as close to the band as they could- fans span in age from 14 to 40- STEPHAN JENKINS/THIRD EYE BLIND: THIRD EYE BLIND FANS ARE INCREDIBLE... THAT WE DO. Stephan Jenkins- talks non chalantely about the groups success.. calls the tour fun.. like summer camp- and joked when asked about a recent spread in a women's magazine... that features him as a sex symbol. Jean: What do you think.... yea i feel like a sex symbol... across the floor. THAT'S HOW I FEEL ABOUT BEING A SEX SYMBOL... TURN MYSELF ON.
Then in true individual style- he dared us- JENKINS: YOU COULD USE IT AND IF YOU WOULD... YOUR RATINGS WOULD GO UP.. JUST DO IT. so we did-.. but in the future, we'll stick to the reporting and let Jenkins and Third Eye Blind stick to the music. n at sound music.))