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Today at five, the news gets grimmer as efforts to save 118 Russian sailors stuck on the bottom of the sea continue,
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and a small earthquake shakes parts of the Valley. [Weather-Head]
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A relatively cool and wet day for southwest Virginia but the forecast is for clearing conditions. We'll explain in a moment.

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On Health check, we'll hear about a new study that dispels some old myths about aging,
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also a closed Roanoke County gym is about to sell its memberships to another facility.
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((THIS IS AN INHERENT SENSE OF COMRADERY THAT IS FELT WITH MILITARY PEOPLE THAT TRANSCENDS NATIONALITIES AND POLITICAL DIFFERENCES.))
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Defense Secretary William Cohen expresses concern for the 118 crewmen on board that sunken Russian submarine.

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British and Norwegian rescue teams are on the way to help... and today the Russians did make some progress. They were able to dock with the submarine ... but damage to the hatch did not allow them to get inside.
As Lee Cowan reports hope is diminsihing that there are any survivors.
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((It was a devestating setback for rescuers trying desparately to link up with the stricken submarine's rear cargo hatch. Although the Russians were finally able to dock one of their capsules with it, divers say the hatch appears to be too damaged to open.

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No sealed watertight connection is possible, the capsule's commander said after the dive, that's why we can't go inside.
That further complicates this weekend's mission for the British LR5 submarine and more than a dozen Norwegian deep sea divers, all still racing to the scene. Cmdr. Alan Hoskins, Rescue Project Manager, "We're still making good progress." There are other escape hatches under the bow section of the Kujrsk, but they may not be there anymore. Diver say there's a gaping hole bursting two thirds down the sub's hull. Russians say it may be the result of a collission with the unyielding hull of an ice breaker. But most analysts agree it was probablyh a massive internal explosion-- an accident-- a theory backed up by recordings at nearby seismic stations. In Moscow, Russian president Vladimir Putin returned from vacation to tell reporters he personally knew the commander of the submarine. But if his remarks were designed to show sympathy, it didn't work. It only deepened the anger from stricken family members who criticized the government for refusing to ask for help until days after the accident, help the Russian foreign minister turned down yet again from the United States. William Cohen, Defense Secretary,"He asked... glad to do.))


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Fire damaged a house in southwest Roanoke this morning.
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The fire broke out just before 10, in the 500 block of Marshall Avenue.
It started on the first floor and spread to the upper part of the house.
Firefighters had the flames under control in about fifteen minutes.
A woman who was living there was treated at the hospital for cuts and smoke inhalation.
The cause hasn't been determined.
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Celanese has avoided the threat of a strike for the third time in three months.
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Celanese and union officials worked through early this morning on a new tentative three-year contract deal.
The union bargaining team gave it unanimous approval.
The deal does NOT cut back mandatory overtime at the Giles County acetate plant- but workers say it includes hikes in pay and pensions along with 12-hundred-50 dollar ratification bonus.
More than one-thousand union members will vote on the deal next Thursday and Friday.
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More than one thousand memberships from a closed Roanoke County gym are about to be sold to another facility for just one dollar. The deal was supposed to be signed a half hour ago.
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Members of Cory Everson's women's gym will pay the New Fitness gym for the rest of their contracts -- and can only get refunds if they're sick or move. Almost two months ago, Cory's chief financial officer -- William Bailey -- suddenly locked the gym's doors without warning. He posted a sign saying the air conditioners were broken.
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((PLEASE TURN THAT CAMERA OFF. ROXANNE CHRISTLEY/MEMBER: I REALLY WOULD HAVE LIKED TO SEE SOMETHING OTHER THAN THE AIR CONDITIONING SIGN UP THERE. WILLIAM BAILEY/CORY EVERSON'S GYM: AND THAT WAS TRUE, THAT WAS WHY WE CLOSED OUR DOORS. CHRISTLEY: WELL, THAT'S NOT WHAT THE CONSUMER PROTECTION OFFICE SAYS. BAILEY: WELL THE CONSUMER PROTECTION OFFICE IS NOT ON MY BOARD OF DIRECTORS. I'M SORRY THEY GAVE YOU THAT MISINFORMATION. CHRISTLEY: NOT JUST THEM, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE TOO AND THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY OFFICE.))
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Some members complain they don't want to be switched to New Fitness -- Find out why any gym can legally do the same thing, tonight on News7 at Six.
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The 83-year old grandmother missing for three days and then rescued from her wrecked car--- talked about her ordea

l today-
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Tillie Tooter survived by drinking water she soaked up using a pair of golf socks.
Tooter diappeared Saturday night while driving to the airport- But it wasn't until Tuesday morning that a teenager spotted her car-
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((TILLIE TOOTER/SURVIVOR: I HAD THIS WHEELCOVER FROM THE STERRING WHEEL AND I HAD A PAIR OF GOLF SOCKS ON THE STICK SHIFT. I TOOK THEM OFF AND PUT THEM IN HERE AND WHEN IT RAINED THE FEW TIMES, I LET THE WATER RUN IN HERE CAUSE THE RAIN WAS COMING DOWN .. IT WAS ALL OVER ME BUT I DIDN'T GET ANY IN MY MOUTH. I SUCED ON THE SOCKS TO GET EVERY DROP OF WATER OF OUT IT AND THAT'S HOW I LIVED.))
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Tooter says she ranted, raved, cursed and prayed while she was trapped- and credits her "will to live" for her survival.
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A small earthquake hit Roanoke County this morning.
A Virginia Tech seismologist says the tremor struck at about 6:10, in the southwest part of the county.
The vibrations lasted just a couple of seconds, but they were strong enough to wake people up.
It registered between 2 and 2-point-5 on the Richter scale.
County authorities say they got several calls, but no reports of any damage.


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Some state Democrats are criticizing their own presidential candidate- We'll tell you why- next.
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and Senator John McCain discusses treatment options as doctors diagnose the severity of his skin cancer.
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Al Gore and Joseph Lieberman took to the Mississippi River today. The Democratic candidates say they are ready to chart the course for America. Teri Okita reports.
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(( TRACK: AL GORE AND JOSEPH LIEBERMAN ARE RIDING THE HIGH TIDE OF THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION CRUISING THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL TO IMPORTANT BATTLEGROUND STATES ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI .

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SOT: (11:27:10) Allow yourselves to believe. Open your hearts. Lets

claim our future and make this country what it is supposed to be.
TRACK: POLLSTERS AND PUNDITS ARE NOW DISSECTING AL GORES NOMINATION SPEECH. IN IT, THE VICE-PRESIDENT EMPHASIZED ISSUES OVER GLITZ.

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SOT: (11:08:42) Last night, and this week in L.A., we turned a new

chapter in history that will lead to the election of Al Gore.
TRACK: BUT THE PLEDGES DIDNT IMPRESS GEORGE W. BUSH WHO IS CAMPAIGNING IN HIS RIVALS HOMESTATE OF TENNESSEE.

SOT: (13:23:20) Last night, we heard a laundry list of new promises

that I thought was an attempt to cover up old failures a long list of promises without priorities. Promises without purpose or vision.
STANDUP: (not finished) real dogfight ))

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Al Gore may be headed down the Mississipi.
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But it's an upriver journey in Virginia-- which hasn't picked a Democrat for president since Johnnson in 1964.
U-V-A political analyst Larry Sabato says he's been told by the Gore campaign it won't spend a nickel in Virginia.


That's bad news for fellow Democrat Chuck Robb.
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((LARRY SABATO/U.VA. POLITICAL ANALYST: I THINK DEMOCRATS ARE WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD ON THIS ONE. LOOK, THERE'S A GOAL THAT THE STATE DEMOCRATS HAVE. THEY REALISTICALLY KNOW THAT BUSH IS GONNA CARRY VIRGINIA. THEY WANT TO KEEP THE MARGIN RELATIVELY CLOSE. IF THE MARGIN IS CLOSE, THEN CHUCK ROBB CAN WIN. IF THE MARGIN IS A BLOWOUT FOR BUSH, THEN PROBABLY ALLEN WILL BE ABLE TO WIN EASILY.))
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Sabato says the only way Gore could win Virginia is if he generates a landslide nationally.
Even with an electoral landslide in '96 for Clinton, he narrowly lost Virginia.


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Doctors have encouraging news for Arizona Senator John McCain.
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Doctors show his skin cancer has not spread to other parts of his body.
McCain and his wife CIndy met with doctors at the Mayo clinic in Scottsdale-
He is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow-when skin and lymph nodes around the two melanomas will be removed.
The lymph nodes will be tested to make sure the cancer hasn't spread.
Melanoma is considered a dangerous cancer beacuse it can grow rapidly. When it's removed from the skin's surface, recovery chances are excellent.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll see how horseback riding can be therapeutic.
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Horse back riders are in the ring today in Natural Bridge, preparing to compete for blue ribbons and a sense of accomplishment. Jacey Birch has more about some special horses and their riders.
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Coming up following sports, the women of Bluegrass music get a little recognition,
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And on health check, a new study wants to change the way we think about depression in the elderly.
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Do you have more aches and pains now that youre older? Well, cheer up. Your psychological health steadily increases as you age. Dr. Steve Brody explains as we begin a three-part series on Successful Aging.
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((SUPER: CAMBRIA, CA 80-year-old Robert Goethe took the game of life pretty seriously during his younger years. But hes older and wiser now.
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lot of details when were younger, and we test everything, and then we find out thats not important at all.
Well, maybe we do learn a few things over the years. Some psychologists think so, like Dr. Norm Abeles, a past president of the American Psychological Association and the editor of Psychology & the Aging Revolution.
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SOT: Contrary to common misconception, older adults, as a group, are

less clinically depressed, thats major depression, than younger adults. Although it is true that older adults do worry and they get lonely and theyre sad sometimes. Track 3: This recent study, in a journal of the American Psychological Association, agrees.
SUPER: DR. STEVE BRODY/PSYCHOLOGIST Stand-Up: The researchers interviewed the same 236 people at different stages of their lives, when they were 14, several times during their middle years, and some of the folks when they were 62. Their conclusion?
As our 236 men and women made their way through life (certainly not lacking challenges and difficult times), they became slowly more psychologically healthy. .10 As our 236 men and women made their way through life
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slowly more psychologically healthy.
Psychological health, by the way, included being dependable and responsible, warm and compassionate, giving, productive, socially perceptive, straightforward when dealing with others, and independent.

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Psychologists caution, however, that depression often goes unrecognized in the elderly. On Monday, we continue our series on Successful Aging with a look at how and why we continue to learn as we grow older.




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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the end of the work week two minute sports ticker.
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We begin tonight with Winston Cup qualifying from Brooklyn, Michigan the site of Sunday's Pepsi 400.
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Dale Jarrett, who owns Michigan, went out today and not surprisingly shattered the trtack record with a speed of 189.959. But Jarrett would only earn the outside front row starting spot. Dale Earnhardt Jr. ruined the day for Jarrett as he put on a show topping the 191 miles an hour mark with a wicked circuit to win the pole for the Pepsi 400. And give it up for Rick Mast who put the Conseco Financial Pontiac in the third starting spot.
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The second round of the PGA championship is well underway in Louisville, and not surprisingly, Tiger Woods has made his way back to the top of the leader board. Tiger and his first round co-leader Scott Dunlap are at 8 under par at the halfway point of round two. The final two rounds are on Your Hometown Station this weekend both days beginning at 1:30.


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The NFL preseason action continues tomorrow night here on Your Hometown Station as the Indianapolis Colts take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in a eight o'clock kickoff. The Redskins also play tomorrow night in Cleveland.
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Yesterday, the Redskins closed training camp in Ashburn and ended their grand experiment of charging fans to attend practices. Team officials say that despite losing more than a million dollars they will probably come back and do it agains next year at Redskins park.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 1031] And we plan to do it again tonight at 11:35. Friday Football Extra begins its 17th season with its annual preseason special. It's the first of 17 straight half hours of local high school football news.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, the Friday Football Extra preseason visits continue as we check in on the brand new Eastern Montgomery County high school Mustangs. Plus, Brazilian soccer stars have been hanging out in the valley this week. We'll let you know what's up up with them, as well. Take care everybody and have a safe weekend. [go to break]

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When Fredericksburg musician Mark Newton put together his latest recording project, he decided to pay tribute to the women in Bluegrass.
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Newton collaborated with Rhonda Vincent on the song, "We Can't Go Wrong." And his work with 16 other guest artists, produced "Follow Me Back to the Fold."
The Rebel Records CD has received strong reviews since its release in May.
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((YOU HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND THAT ALL OF THESE ARTISTS IN THEIR OWN RIGHT ARE WELL-ESTABLISHED. AND THEY'VE ALL HAD VERY SUCCESSFUL RECORDING CAREERS, SO I JUST SORT OF GOT IN THE CONTROL ROOM AND SAT THERE IN THE CHAIR AND THEY DID THE REST OF THE WORK, BUT IT WAS JUST A LOT OF FUN TO BE ABLE TO COLLABORATE WITH THEM AND BE ABLE TO SING WITH SOME OF THE PEOPLE I'VE ADMIRED FOR SO MANY YEARS.))
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