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Today on news 7 at 5, a Soviet sub remains on the bottom, and it's unclear if the men inside can be saved.
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And another first for V-M-I .. women in all four classes. [Weather-Head]
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Going a touch warmer tomorrow with temperatures near 90. And the tropics are very active indeed tonight. We will check that out in a moment.

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On Health check, Virginia becomes a center of the fight against Crohn's disease.
News 7 at 5 is next.


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Now it's Al Gore's turn.
He's making his way toward Los Angeles, and his party's presidential nomination.
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Gore was in Harry Truman's hometown today, Independence, Missouri.
The Democratic Presidential hopeful held up the Buck-stops-here President as the one who began the fight for Medicare.
Meanwhile in Los Angeles, protestors filled the streets around the site of the Democratic convention.
The gavel falls inside the hall shortly.
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Teri Okita is in L-A with the latest.
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PROSPERITY, PROGRESS AND HARD WORKING AMERICANS, THE THEME OF TONIGHTS DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.

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THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE EVENING THE FAREWELL ADDRESS AND SURRENDER OF PARTY LEADERSHIP BY PRESIDENT CLINTON.
MR. CLINTON ATTENDED PRIVATE FUNCTIONS TODAY, LEAVING PUBLIC COMMENTS TO THE FIRST LADY, WHO ALSO SPEAKS TONIGHT.

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I will have a chance to thank the American people for the extraordinary eight years we have enjoyed. 13;21;58 tape
THE MAN POISED TO TAKE CONTROL, AL GORE IS CAMPAIGNING IN THE MISSOURI. POLITICAL ANALYSTS SAY GORE HAS BEEN PREPARING FOR THE PRESIDENCY HIS ENTIRE POLITICAL LIFE. IN HIS NOMINATION SPEECH, WHICH HE IS WRITING HIMSELF, GORE SAYS HE WILL DELIVER FACTS.

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there is a contrast in this election and Americans need to know details.

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AS MORE THAN 43-HUNDRED DELEGATES ARRIVE POLICE OFFICERS ARE BRACING FOR POTENTIAL CONFRONTATIONS WITH PROTESTERS.
THIS MAY BE THE BIGGEST DEMONSTRATION DAY, WITH ISSUES RANGING FROM WORLD DOMINANCE BY CORPORATIONS, TO DEFENSE SPENDING.
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A Russian nuclear submarine was crippled by technical failure today and forced to aground on the sea bed.
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The Russian navy press office said the submarine, Kursk, had sunk to the bottom of the Barents Sea, near a navy training area off northern Russia.
Russian officials say no nuclear weapons were on board the Kursk and that radiation levels were normal.
The vessel's nuclear reactor had been shut down and was under control, according to the Navy.
Radio contact has been established with the stricken submarine, a vessel with 107 sailors on board.

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Classes won't begin for another week, but today the newest cadets at Virginia Military Institute are getting their first taste of life in Lexington.
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Joe Dashiell is on Post tonight where the start of the new school year is another milestone in a process that began four years ago.
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A judge's admitted goof will mean a new sentence for a man convicted of plotting to kill another judge.
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21-year-old Derrick Chapman was sentenced to 30 years in April for conspiring with a friend to murder Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs.
His co-conspirator, Christopher (DEE-Mo-RAN-ville) DeMoranville, told police of the plan, testified against his former cohort and got three years' probation.
Chapman's family lashed out at Commonwealth's Attorney Randall Duncan for the unequal sentences.
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Chapman's 30-year sentence was withdrawn when the judge presiding over the case said he made an error in the sentencing.
A new jury will decide the sentence in September.
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Fire investigators are trying to find the cause of a fire that destroyed a Danville Church last night.
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Flames broke out around 10:30 at the Bethel Holiness Church on Grove Street. Crews tried to save the 70 year old church but the 20 firefighters could not. The roof collapsed. One firefighter fell 10 feet from a ladder. But he's been treated and released.
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This afternoon firefighters volunteered to save more than 40 pews from the church. The insurance does not cover the interior of the building. Each pew costs about three thousand dollars.
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Celanese workers learn whether a walkout is in the works. We'll have the answer just ahead on News 7 at 5.
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And a new issue in the Firestone recall. Ford says most of the defective tires were made by replacement workers during a strike.
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Some consumer groups say Firestone's recent recall of more than 6-million tires doesn't go far enough. Lee Cowan reports they say many more consumers are vulnerable to potentially faulty tires.
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Despite ordering the second largest tire recall in history, consumer advocates say both Firestone and Ford still haven't gone far enough. Just ask Jeff Koffman whose Ford Explorer flipped over three times after a tire blew apart -- a tire that as of yet, is not part of the Firestone recall.

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"I see all these people that are being injured or killed because Ford and Firestone are doing nothing about it."

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Over the weekend, Ford announced the problem was largely isolated to 15 inch tires manufactured by fill-in workers at Firestone's Decatur, Illinois plant.

But safety advocates insist the problem includes not just tires made there -- but any Firestone tire with a similar design.

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"The tire problem is a design defect, not a defect caused by poor manufacturing practices, worker unrest or hot climates."

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The current recall affects Firestone's 15-inch ATX, ATX-2, and Wilderness tires -- tires a government probe says may be linked to dozens of accidents and at least 46 deaths.

But Ford admits it had similar problems overseas with Firestone's LARGER 16-INCH version of that tire. While Ford agreed to replace more than 46-thousand of them last year in the Middle East, they claim no such action is warranted in the US.

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"The 16 inch Wilderness tires in this country, we have reviewed Fireston's data for personal property damage for personal injury and lawsuit and quite frankly the incident rates on those tires is exceptionally low."

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"The difference Ford says is usage -- In Saudi Arabia where the problem was first cited, Ford contends vehicles are operated for longer periods of time and under heavier loads. Not a comfort to those who say tires replaced for some customers, should be replaced for every customer. Lee Cowan, CBS News Washington."

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Celanese has averted a strike once again.
Company and union negotiators will return to the bargaining table Thursday.
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Last week, union members at the plant voted down Celco's second contract offer by a margin of nearly two to one.
Celanese officials say they're confident that another round of mediated negotiations this week can bring an end to the contract dispute.
Workers are pushing for better pensions and less mandatory overtime.
The plant makes acetate fiber used in cigarettes and clothes.
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The Danville Tobacco Market opened strong today.
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The golden leaf was sold at an average of a dollar 90 a pound--up 13 cents from last year.
These are uncertain times for the industry and many farmers say they were very worried about how the auction would go.
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((LARRY SPELL/TOBACCO FARMER: WE'VE HAD DEPRESSED PRICES FOR SO LONG. IT'S GOOD TO SEE IT LOOKS LIKE THERE IS STILL AN INDUSTRY FOR THE FARMERS TO KEEP US A FLOAT.))
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((JOHN HAGER/LT. GOVERNOR: AS IN ANY INDUSTRY CHANGES OCCUR. THEY ARE WRENCHING CHANGES BUT THERE IS A POINT OF STABILIZATION WHERE PEOPLE CAN LOOK TO THE FUTURE.))
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The tobacco sold today was left over from last year. Many farmers say they hope the higher prices will continue through the season.

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If you can't find the time to read a book, how about listening to one. More people are deciding to give it a try.


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Books have become even more popular now that you can use them while driving... exercising and even working.
You won't get a headache or blurry vision from these books... guaranteed.
Jacey Birch tells us about the new style of 'reading.'
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Coming up in Healthcheck, Virginia will be a center of research to fight a disease that hits young adults.
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And later, hang on! We'll watch some of the country's best hang-gliders coasting on the job.
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The University of Virginia will use a five-million dollar grant .. in hopes of finding a cure for Crohn's Disease.

It's a disease that causes inflammation in the intestines ulcers in the digestive tract.
Researchers have not yet determined the cause.
The grant provides funding for five years. It comes from an arm of the National Institutes of Health.


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The Demcratic party's convention opens tonight. Like the Republican one two weeks ago, there will be plenty of of speeches.
If you want to hear portions of famous speeches from the past political and otherwise ... then head for our website of the day.
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The Lycos speeches page features many speakers and speeches at a single site.
They include presidents:
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The list runs from entertainers to athletes to philosophers.
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If you would like to look, and listen for yourself, you can find a link by going to our web page at WDBJ-7-Dot-com.

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Good afternoon. Your workweek Two Minute Ticker starts off with some good news for an area high school athlete.
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This was the first year a participant could win more than a medal at the Commonwealth Games.
Virginia Amateur Sports and Adelphia Business Solutions awarded the first annual scholarships this afternoon.
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You have to participate in the Commonwealth Games to be eligible. Two were awarded this year.
Cave Spring track and cross country star Kevin Henderson and Betty Casto of Williamsburg received one thousand dollars each.
Kevin is headed to Virginia Tech for Computer Engineering.
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Next year the dollar amount will be upped to 25-hundred dollars and four scholarships will be awarded.

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The Virginia men's basketball team leaves on it's European six game tour later this week.
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The objective, as far as head coach Pete Gillen is concerned, is not to win as much as it is to improve chemistry and give untested players like Robert E. Lee star Jason Rogers a chance to step up.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, we'll see what's up with some of the local talent in the NFL as we check in with former UVa lineman Patrick Kerney, and take a look at Aaron Brooks and Shayne Graham at Saints camp. Plus, the Friday Football Extra preseason parade rolls on with Roanoke Catholic. Take folks and safe Monday night. [GO TO BREAK]

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Hang gliding hasn't made it to the Olympics yet, but it is a competitive sport.
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That's one reason many of the country's best hang-gliders were in Texas this past weekend.
Yes, Texas. While you might think hang gliders prefer tall mountains and deep valleys, many experts say the conditions in central Texas are ideal. That's another reason nine of the country's top ten hang gliders were there.
But the gliders say it doesn't matter where they set sail in the sky .. their safety and well- being comes down every time to sound judgment on the part of the pilot.
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A good opening for Danville's Tobacco Market. Details at 11.Democrats open their convention in L-A. Highlights at Eleven.