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Today on News 7 at 5, Firestone recalls millions of tires suspected of having a role in more than 40 deaths.
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also ten people are killed when two planes collide in mid-air.
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Todays storms are real fast movers watch out for gusty winds along with quick downpours

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Also today, a reward is offered for information about a man who beat up a Roanoke woman last night,
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and on health check, we'll see how a different test is leading to more accurate Pap Smears.
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Firestone recalls Millions of tires made for light trucks and sport utility vehicles- The tires could be linked to dozens of crashes.

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[5-Tire-Recall]


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The Bridgestone-Firestone company is voluntarily recalling the tires-
They could be linked to numerous accidents many of them involved fatalities.
In a moment a look at what you can do if you have these tires, but first Teri Okita on the nationwide recall.
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[SUPER=01-Gary Crigger/Bridgestone-Firestone;]
[SUPER=01-Randy Smithwick/Victim;]
[super=01-Tab Turner/Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News;]
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(( MOUNTING SAFETY CONCERNS HAVE FORCED THE BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE COMPANY TO RECALL SIX-AND-A-HALF MILLION TIRES. THE SUSPECT TIRES ARE A-T-X, A-T-X-TWO, AND WILDERNESS A-T MODELS MOSTLY EQUIPPED ON FORD EXPLORERS AND SOME OTHER TOP-SELLING S-U-VS AND LIGHT TRUCKS. Gary Crigger/Bridgestone/Firestone: No matter old the tires, no matter how many miles they have on them, we will replace the p23575R15 with new tires at no charge" THE TIRES IN QUESTION HAVE ALLEGEDLY LED TO MORE THAN 45-DEATHS, DOZENS OF INJURIES, AND HUNDREDS OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT THEIR SAFETY. MOST OF THE COMPLAINTS CAME FROM CUSTOMERS IN WARM CLIMATES WHERE EXCESSIVE HEAT CAN AFFECT TIRE TREAD BONDING AND POSSIBLY, LEAD TO TREAD SEPARATION. FLORIDA RESIDENT RANDY SMITHWICK BLAMES FIRESTONE TIRES FOR AN ACCIDENT JUST LAST WEEK. THE SMITHWICKS WERE HEADING OUT ON A FAMILY VACATION IN THEIR FORD EXPLORER WHEN THE S-U-V WENT OUT-OF-CONTROL THROWING SOME FROM THE CAR. Randy Smithwick/Victim: As far as I know, the tire came apart. I lost control and that was all I know. CRITICS SEE BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONES ANNOUNCEMENT AS PROOF THAT THE COMPANY HAS BEEN AWARE OF THE DANGER FOR SOME TIME. Tab Turner/Attorney: For people who are current owners of the vehicle equipped with these particular tires, these individuals can have the opportunity to at least in some way get the tires off of their vehicles and get replacement tires placed on them." FIRESTONES RECALL INCLUDES THREE PHASES OVER THE NEXT YEAR. THE FIRST ADDRESSES CUSTOMERS IN ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, AND TEXAS WHERE, THEY SAY, 80-PERCENT OF THE ACCIDENTS HAVE HAPPENED. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

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What should you do if you have firestone tires?
There's mass confusion among Firestone consumers,
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some are being turned away from dealers.
The tire recall has local Firestone Dealers packed with concerned drivers.
The dealers say they aren't sure what to do with customers who have the recalled tires.
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[IN Q=They told me]

[TC:00:43:48] ((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 UNDER ME WHILE I'M DRIVING.))
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Virginia will be included in the last phase of the recall, which means customers could be waiting several weeks before their tires will be replaced.
Firestone says you should make sure your tire's pressure is 30 pounds until your tires are changed.
That suggestion is leaving some customers uneasy.
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[IN Q=I use 81]

[TC:00:39:00] ((I USE 81 A LOT, I RUN BACK AND FORTH FROM PHILADELPHIA ON 81, AND THAT TRAFFIC IS MOVING. I WOULD SURE HATE TO HAVE A TIRE FLY APART ON ME.))
[SUPER=01-Charles O'Donnell/Firestone Customer;]
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[OUT Q=fly apart on me.]
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[PRE-PRO]
If you're not sure what to do about your tires, you can call Firestone's customer service number at 1-800-465-1904, or visit your nearest Firestone dealer.
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[5-Home-Invasion]


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A Roanoke man will pay one thousand dollars to know who beat up his mother.
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61-year-old Cora Hodges has 30 staples and stitches in her head and her arm in a cast -- because a man hit her repeatedly with a brick. She was watching T-V with the front door open shortly after midnight when a stranger walked in.
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((I SEEN HIM AND I THOUGHT, WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? I SAID, GET THE HECK OUT OF HERE AND I MEAN GET OUT OF HERE NOW. HE SAID I JUST WANT YOUR MONEY AND IF YOU DON'T GIVE IT TO ME NOW I'LL KILL YOU.))
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Hodges says the man stole her pocketbook with her medicine and five dollars. [start pre-pro] She says he's black, around 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing a white T-shirt or tank top, with long kinky hair and a bandanna around his head.
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((IT IS UNUSUAL FOR A RESIDENT TO HAVE THEIR DOOR WIDE OPEN AND I KNOW THE WEATHER'S WARM AND PEOPLE NEED TO BREATHE IN THE EVENING, BUT SITTING IN YOUR LIVING ROOM WITH THE DOOR WIDE OPEN AFTER MIDNIGHT IS UNUSUAL AND NOT RECOMMENDED.))


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Coming up on News7 at Six, police will tell us whether these so-called home invasions are becoming a trend in our area.


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A deady mid air collision in New Jersey.
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Two small planes crashed in mid air- wreckage fell on homes and fields below.
At least ten people on the two planes are dead- state police are searching for an eleventh person believed to be on one of the planes.
No one on the ground was hurt but the crash destroyed at least one home, damaged several others and shook up people living here.
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((WE DIDN'T WHAT HAPPEND JUST HEARD A LOUD NOISE AND THEN THE WHOLE FRONT OF THE HOUSE LOOKED LIKE THERE WERE FLAMES.))

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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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Coming up a little later in the newscast, we'll examine why dental care is so important for elderly patients,
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and from Philadelphia, we will have an update on the health of former President Gerald Ford.
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[5-Floyd-Fatal]


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A woman is dead and a sheriff's deputy severely injured after a head-on collision in Floyd County this afternoon.


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It happened on Ridgeview Road around 2:30.
State police say Becky J. Gillespie crossed the center line and struck Deputy Roger Dickerson head-on.
Gillespie died at the scene.
The road deputy was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
State police say an air bag may have saved his life.
The road is still blocked off as state police piece together what happened.
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One week after suffering a mild stroke, former President Gerald Ford is out of the hospital-
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((I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE AT THE HOSPITAL, IT'S A MARVALOUS FACILITY GREAT STAFF, THEY DID A SUPER JOB.))
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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 on his way home to California.
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[5-Carilion]


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Carilion doctors around Martinsville used to be scattered throughout the city. But not anymore.
Doctors and staff members moved into a brand new building over the weekend.
For the first time the entire staff will be housed at one central location.
As Surae Chinn tells us it will take some getting use to.
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((HELLO YOUNG LADY HOW YA DOING? HOW DO YOU LIKE OUR NEW HOUSE))
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((DID YOU FIND YOUR WAY FROM THE FRONT TO BACK..SIT UP HERE.))
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It's the same service, same people--just a different environment.
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((KATHY LOUDERMILK/LICENSE PRACTICAL NURSE :IT'S LIKE MOVING INTO A NEW HOUSE SEARCHING AND RUNNING INTO EVERYBODY.))


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The confusion is understandable at the new Carilion Health System of Martinsville. It's only the third day of having nine physicians and their staff housed under one roof for the first time. The project has been in the making for four years, this week it's become reality.
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((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: THE NEW BUILDING IS BIGGER, MORE MODERN AND SOPHISTICATED--SOMETHING BOTH PATIENTS AND DOCTORS ARE ADJUSTING TO.))
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((RUTH NELSON/PATIENT: OF COURSE I'M OVERWHELMED. IT'S DIFFERENT.))
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((DR. BEN LEWIS/CARILION PHYSICIAN: OUR PATIENTS ARE APPREHENSIVE ABOUT THIS IT'S BIG AND DIFFERENT USE TO A MOM AND POP SHOP.))
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But change won't keep patients like Ruth Nelson away. She's been a patient of Dr. Ben Lewis and his father for as long as she can remember.
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((RUTH NELSON/PATIENT: NO I WON'T MISS BEFORE. WHEN YOU HAVE PROGRESS YOU GO WITH IT.))
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Progress, doctors think will improve patient care.
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((DR. BEN LEWIS/CARILION PHYSICIAN: WE'LL HAVE MORE DOCTORS SEE MORE PATIENTS, SEE PATIENTS IN A MORE TIMELY FASHION. THAT'S NOT HAPPENING TODAY, OR YESTERDAY. THAT WILL HAPPEN.))
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But some patients already feel familiar with their new surroundings.
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((KATHY LOUDERMILK/LICENSE PRACTICAL NURSE: ONCE THE PATIENT GETS TO THE DOCTOR'S AREA IT'S LIKE WE NEVER LEFT HOME.))


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Surae Chinn News 7, Martinsville.


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Our website of the day is for people looking for a job.
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Yahoo magazine has selected MONSTER-dot-Com as the best job search site on the internet. Job seekers can browse through the more than four hundred thousand jobs posted on the site. They can narrow their search by either job type or location.
They can also post their resume or check out the 17 hundred pages of advice for job seekers.
Even if they just want to find out what other people in their position are making, they can do that as well.
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[WEBSITE OF THE DAY FULL]
You can find the website of the day through a link to our site at WDBJ7-dot-Com.

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Coming up next, we'll visit the home and studio of a local artist.
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For a Roanoke artist painting is not just his hobby, it's his work and his life.
Raised in Roanoke... he continues to pass on his knowledge to others... either through his paintings or in the classroom.
Jacey Birch takes us on a personal tour through the home and studio of local artist Jimmy Deck.
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Coming up today in Sports, Michael Vick will have to avoid the jinx of the Sports Illustrated cover. Mike Stevens will explain in a moment,
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[vo-nat] and we'll tell you why Busch Gardens believes Ireland will help bring a little of the green to its gates.
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[5-Pap-Smear]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The pap smear has been one of the biggest success stories in cancer prevention, it has decreased deaths from cervical cancer by approximately 70-percent.
But doctors hope a relatively new pap test will improve that rate even more.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
Jean, It's called the ThinPrep Pap Test, and it's the first real improvement to the pap smear in fifty years.
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And the Lewis Gale Clinic is not only offering the test to its patients but also processing and interpreting the results in its lab.
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((
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((JEANNINE CALHOUSN-ZEARFOSS/CYTOTECHNOLOGIST:THE PHYSICIAN IS GOING TO COLLECT THE SPECIMEN IN THE SAME EXACT MANNER USING THE SAME TOOLS HE'S USED BEFORE. BUT HE'S GOING TO PUT THEM INTO THIS VIAL OF PRESERVATIVES SOLUTION, AND THEN HE'S GOING TO SWISH THE BRUSHES AROUND OR THE SPATULA))
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Cytotechnologist Jeannine Calhoun-Zearfoss says with the conventional pap test, there was more of a chance for misdiagnosis, because when the cells were smeared onto the slide, many still remained on the Brussels or spatula, and ended up in the trash.
And in some cases the slides were difficult to read.
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[IN Q=Occasionaly if a patients]

((DR. MARY BIBRO/PATHOLOGIST: OCCASIONALLY IF A PATIENTS HAS A LARGE AMOUNT OF BLOOD OR MUCUS OR INFLAMMATION, THAT OBSCURES OR IMPAIRS OUR ABILITY TO INTERPRET THE SQUAMOUS CELLS OR THE GLANDULAR CELLS WHICH IS THE MAIN FOCUS OF THE EXAMINATION OF THE SMEAR))
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But with thinprep those problems are eliminated because slide is prepared in the lab by a machine that filters out the unnecessary material, making a much cleaner sample.
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((JEANNINE: THE CHANGES THAT WE SEE ARE MUCH MORE DEFINED AND WE CAN TELL THE DOCTOR WHAT WE THINK IS GOING ON AND ACTUALLY CUT OUT SOME REPEAT PAP SMEARS AND GO STRAIGHT TO TREATMENT))
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Lewis Gale Clinic is the only clinic is southwest, Virginia that can not only administer the test,but process it as well.

[5-Dental-Care]


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Federal Regulations have now made nursing facilities directly responsible for the oral health care of their residents.
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Richfield Nursing Center in Salem is one home that actually has an in-house dental facility.
Richfield has teamed up with Carilion Dental care to give residents the care the need close to home.
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[SUPER=01-Tommie East/Richfield Nursing Center]

((TOMMIE EAST/RICHFIELD NURSING CENTER: WE FELT THAT HAVING THE SERVICES AT THE NURSING CENTER WOULD CERTAINLY ACCOMMODATE THE NEEDS OF OUR RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY FOR TRANSPORTING OUT TO LOCAL FACILITIES, IT WAS VERY EXPENSIVE))
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Carilion comes out twice a week and provides a full range of services including cleanings,fabrication of dentures, and treatment for oral problems.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Charles Conklin/Carilion Dental Care]

((DR. CHARLES CONKLIN/CARILION DENTAL CARE:ORAL HEALTH IS IMPORTANT TO THE ELDERLY POPULATION IN TERMS OF NUTRITIONAL HEALTH ALSO SELF ESTEEM. PLUS THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SYSTEMIC ILLNESSES PARTICULARLY IN THE THE ELDERLY POPULATION. THERE ARE A LOT OF CONCOMITANT MEDICAL DISEASES, SUCH AS VALVULAR HEART DISEASE THAT WE KNOW DENTAL INFECTION CAN HAVE A DIRECT IMPACT ON))
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Carilion Dental Care also provides their service at two other nursing facilities in the area.
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Welcome folks to the midweek two minute sports ticker as we open things with cover guy Michael Vick.
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The heisman trophy candidate from Virginia Tech was given the ultimate compliment today as was chosen to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated's annual college football preseason issue.
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Vick appears in virtual Heisman pose 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, including a look at the special relationship Vick has with his former high school coach Tommy Reamon.
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[OUT Q=....never forget him."]
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[wipe to pinnacle 1032] And you can hear much more from the folks who have influenced Michael Vick over the years 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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Don't look now but the once lowly Lynchburg Hillcats are now just a game and a half out of first place in the Northern Division. The Cats have now won 7 of their last 10 games including last night's victory over Winston-Salem.
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Despite the 3 early runs by the Hillcats' offense, defense turned out to be the key in last night's game.
Some sloppy play early on by the Warthogs.
This error allowed Luis Lorenzana to reach base, but the threat was ended with this
[SUPER=37-Lynchburg/3/Winston-Salem/0;]

double play to end the fourth.
The Hillcats and Lorenzana would not take no for an answer.
In top of the seventh, Lorenzana turns this nifty double play and the Hillcats go on to blank the Hogs 3 to nothing
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, an update on the area baseball stars playing out in Tuscon. Take care everybody - Jean will be right back. [GO TO BREAK]

[5-Ireland]


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Busch Gardens in Williamsburg is counting on the luck of the Irish.
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It is adding another "country" to its theme park. Ireland will open in the Spring of 2001. One of the cornerstones of the new park will be a simulator ride that takes guests through a 3-D journey through the Land of the Giants.
It addition to that, Busch Gardens is promising leprechauns, an authentic pub, and a Irish dance show.
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Ireland will be the first country to debut at Busch Gardens since 1980. Construction will begin next month.
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