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Coming on on this Holiday Edition of NEWS 7 at SIX: a preview of music and fireworks. Will the show go on- -or w
ill Mother Nature take over and put on another show of her own?
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And TWO big anniversaries observed at Thomas Jefferson's Bedford County Home, Poplar Forest.
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In sports, Mike Stevens has a look at the new sports facilities at Parry McCluer high school.
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And Andre Agassi moves onto the men's semi finals at Wimbledon this afternoon.
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Most folks will experience a wonderful fireworks display but bring the umbrella just in case. Showers continue to light up the radar. Details coming up. [Video-Open]
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An afternoon thunderstorm puts a damper, but not a stop on this evening's concert and fireworks at Victory Stadium.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.[Music-Americas]


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For organizers of the Music for Americans concert, it's become an unwelcome tradition. Rain on July Fourth is every bit as likely as flags and fireworks.
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Teresa Hamilton is at Victory Stadium where the sky has cleared for now, and the crowd is arriving.
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((ROLLCUE:...repeat performance of last year.))
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Severe thunderstorms this afternoon southside Virginia have caused flooding and fires.
As much as five inches of rain fell around Martinsville, putting Jones Creek out of its banks.
Authorities say a building was struck by lightning at a lumber yard near Collinsville and caught fire. No one was hurt.

In Patrick County, a barn burned down after it was hit by lightning.[Poplar-Forest]


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Hundreds of Virginians spent this Fourth of July with the author of the Declaration of Independence.
Thomas Jefferson didn't much mind the intrusion at his Bedford County home. You see, he died on this date 175 years ago.
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They fired a cannon- -at 10 minutes to one- -to mark the very moment Jefferson died in 1826.
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Regimental fife and drum re-enactors provided the cadence for a wreath- laying ceremony.
But it wasn't all solemn pageantry at Poplar Forest.
On the contrary. It was mostly a day of fun and games... such as this "game of graces," as 18th century children called it... sort of a forerunner of Frisbee.
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((IT TAKES SOME GETTING USED TO. WE DO IT ABOUT ONCE A YEAR. YOU'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE? LAST YEAR. THAT'S WHY WE'RE BACK.))
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It's a bit ironic that Jefferson built this getaway as a retreat, not as a place to entertain. But Signora Bella will tell you Jefferson appreciated good entertainers and MIGHT have hired her to put on a performance- -if not here, at Monticello, perhaps.
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((I WALK THE TIGHT ROPE, JUGGLE AND BALANCE. I HAVE NOT HAD A PERSONAL CONVERSATION WITH MR. JEFFERSON, SO I REALLY DO NOT KNOW.))
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She couldn't say whether Jefferson had first seen such a show in Europe, by chance.
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We might more likely associate Jefferson with the more refined drawing room performance of a minuet on harpsichord. He had such an instrument here, though HE played violin.
Visitors learned that though Jefferson came here seeking solitude, he was not idle.
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((BECAUSE THEY RAISED A BIG CASH CROP, WHEAT AND TOBACCO ON THIS PLANTATION.))
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Mostly- -on this 225th anniversary of our Independence, this was the perfect place to appreciate the man who wrote the document that proclaimed our freedom.
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The man who died on this date 175 years ago, a few hours before co-signer John Adams died, believing Jefferson had outlived him. [BOOM!]

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The Roanoke Times will be getting a whole new printing press in a couple of years.
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Today city officials and the publisher of the paper gathered on the site of a 60-thousand square foot expansion project the paper hopes to begin this Fall.
In 1984, the Roanoke Times upgraded its existed press from letterset to offset, with disastrous results.
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((IT WAS A MESS. THAT'S WHY WE'RE EXCITED THIS TIME. WE DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT KIND OF JUGGLING ACT AGAIN.))
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Zomparelli says the paper considered moving, but felt strongly about staying downtown.
The city will GIVE the Roanoke Times the land- -displacing another business in the process. Howard's Car Care has been leasing the property from the city on a monthly basis.
The 31-million dollar project is supposed to be completed in the Spring of 2003.
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Food Lion grocery stores have pulled their store brand white corn tortilla chips because they may contain a genetically-modified corn. The recall follows concerns raised by the Food and Drug Administration that the chips contained Starlink, a pesticide protein that has been blamed for causing allergic reactions. Detection of the yellow variety of the corn prompted widespread recalls last fall of tortillas, taco shells and other products. The company will keep their store brand white corn chip off the shelves indefinitely.


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Coming up in just a few minutes, Roy Stanley will join us with notes and news from the world of sports...
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but before that, a program in the New River Valley is keeping kids off the streets, and under watchful eyes this summer. We'll have the story coming up in just a few minutes...
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The Fourth of July isn't just about fireworks, barbecues and parades, especially for a group of new Americans... At Monticello today, 71 people from various parts of the globe became Americans when they took their oath of citizenship during a ceremony.
Another 45 people became American citizens at a similar ceremony in Arlington.


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The Boys and Girls Club is known around the country for helping young people. It hasn't taken long for a new chapter of the organization in the New River Valley to catch on. Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon reports on a successful outreach to local kids.
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((Nats playing Like the kids it serves, the Boys and Girls Club of the New River Valley is growing. Program Coordinator Oliver Marques (Marks) says enrollment has tripled in the last 2-months.
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((OLIVER MARQUES/PROGRAM COORDINATOR; THERE'S A GREAT NEED I THINK AROUND HERE,WERE VERY PLEASED WITH ALL THE KIDS.))
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14-year old Brad Bustle is one of 120-kids attending the summer program. The club provides Brad a summer of friends and fun.
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((BRAD BUSTLE/CLUB MEMBER; IT'S A LOT BETTER THAN BEING HOME ALONE BY YOURSELF CAUSE YOU ALWAYS HAVE SOMEONE TO TALK TO.))
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Held Monday through Friday from 12 to 6 activities include games,sports, movies and trips to the pool and bowling alley.
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((WERE ALWAYS TRYING TO REACH OUT AS FAR AS GETTING KIDS FROM OTHER SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES, RIGHT NOW WERE MOSTLY IN BLACKSBURG AND CHRISTIANSBURG.))
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((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; TO EXPAND THEY NEED THINGS LIKE A VAN FOR TRANSPORTATION, MORE SPORTS EQUIPMENT AND OF COURSE VOLUNTEERS.))
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Ask the kids and they will tell you, it's their counselors that make the difference.
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((BRAD BUSTLE/CLUB MEMBER; THERE LIKE US EXCEPT THEIR OLDER, THEY ACT LIKE US THEY TALK LIKE US THEY PLAY SPORTS WITH US AND EVERYTHING THEY ARE JUST REALLY COOL.))
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((CHELSEA LINDSEY/CLUB MEMBER; THEY ALL HAVE THEIR UNIQUE PERSONALITY AND SO THERE JUST LIKE A FRIEND.))
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Friends that are investing their time into America's future. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg.))
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The Dow and Nasdaq took the day off for the Fourth of July holiday today, trading will re-open tomorrow morning...
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[VO] but still to come on News 7 at 6, some say this local woman is FAST... on the track that is... We'll try to catch up with Renee Kopstein in just a minute... Stay with us.
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Every business has a slow day once in a while...
And so does every racecar driver.
As Jennifer Miele explains, a Roanoke County woman's plans to begin her racing career can to an abrupt stop last night... but will soon be back on track.
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[tc: 07:55:07] ((JUST WANTED TO GO INSIDE A CAR TO SEE WHAT IF FEELS LIKE SO I WENT OT THE RICHARD PETTY DRIVING EXPERIENCE.))
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[TC:07:55:50] ((WENT TO A MORE SERIOUS SCHOOL, DID REALLY WELL AND KNOW THAT WAS WHAT I WANTED TO PURSUE.))
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For Renee Kopstein, last night's race at South Boston was anything but fast paced.
A fuel pump break put her car in park before the race even got started.
A permanent road block? I don't think so.
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((IF THERE'S SOMETHING YOU WANT TO DO DON'T LET ANYTHING GET IN YOUR WAY. IF YOU WANT IT BAD ENOUGH YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN.))
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The 25-year-old former Cave Spring night wanted a car all to herself.... and her dad said yes.
He's the president of Optical Cable Corporation... and he says he's made a sound business decision.
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[STAND UP] [tc:08:07:08] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: IT COSTS ABOUT $100,000 TO GET YOUR NAME ON ONE OF THESE CARS FOR A SEASON, AND FOR OPTICAL CABLE THIS WAS MORE THAN JUST A MARKETING PLOY.))
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[tc: 07:48:54] ((BOB KOPSTEIN: A LOT FROM THE OTHER SPONSORS FOR ME TO GET TO KNOW THEM... A LOT OF THEM ARE LARGE CORPORATIONS WE DON'T HAVE ANY RELATIONSHIPS WITH NOW.))
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While daddy dearest is selling fiber optics to the Chinese, his little girl STILL plans to enter the world of racing at full speed on July 14th in South Carolina.
And for Renee, riding the break is not an option.
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[TC:07:58:34] ((MY ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO WIN A WINSTON CUP CHAMPIONSHIP. I WANT TO BE AT THE TOP.))
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While the Kopstein crew admits setbacks are a drag, they say it's not whether you win or lose, it's how fast you get back in the game.
Jennifer Miele, News7, Halifax County.))

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In sports, Andre Agassi moves into the men's semi finals at Wimbledon scores and highlights from Major League Baseball.
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And Mike Stevens will give us a look at the new athletic facilities at Parry McCluer high school in Buena Vista.


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The Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox hooked up on this fourth of July at Jacobs Field in Cleveland.
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The Indians fell behind early.
Then Boston tacked on to its lead in the top of the ninth. Mike Lansing hits a grounder to third Russell Branyan's throw to first pulls Jim Thome off the bag Dante Bichette scores to make it 9 to 4 Boston.
With Runners on second and third Jose Offerman hits a single to centerfield scoring two more runs and the Red Sox took the 11 to 4 lead in the top of the ninth.
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Boston added another run in the ninth Trott Nixon singles to left centerfield scoring Lansing and Offerman to make it 13 to 4 and the Red Sox win it by the score of 13 to 4.
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Several other afternoon games are in the book today. Detroit downed Kansas City 6 to 4.
In the National League, The Mets slipped by the Chicago Cubs 2 to 1 and Pittsburgh routed Cincinnatti 14 to 3.


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On this Fourth of July no group is ready to declare its independence any more than the athletics department at Parry McCluer high school. After years of doing more with less, the folks in Buena Vista are about to be the envy of the entire Pioneer district.

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(( Throughout the decades, the Fighting Blues have gone toe to toe with foes from around the state and more often than not come out on top. Their successes came on what some politely call historic venues. But in truth Camden Field and the Blues gym on 24th street in Buena Vista have seen their better days. ((NELSON FOX:)) ((RON LOY:)) And outstanding might be an understatement when it comes to describing these athletic facilities. ((RON LOY:)) The folks at Parry McCluer know that this new complex will give the school a chance to host regional and possibly even state events in the future. The $12 and half million dollar school is also a testament to the grit and perseverance the people in this community possess. ((RON LOY:)) ((NELSON FOX:)) ((DANNY WILMER:)) No word on this time on any names for the facilities. Although Bob Williams Stadium sure has a nice ring to it. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))



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American Andre Agassi has moved into the Men's Semifinals at Wimbledon.
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Agassi's lady Steffi Graf checking the action as Nicolas Escude (ehs-koo-Day') gets a message on his thigh before taking the court.
Agassi would drop the first set but rally to win the next three. He completed the match 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 and for the third straight year he will face Patrick Rafter in the Semis. Rafter won his match in straight sets.
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Goran Ivanisevic also advanced to the final four. The three time Wimbledon runner up beat Marat Safin in four sets.

The women's semi finals are tomorrow. Defending champion Venus Williams takes on 1999 winner Lindsay Vavenport and Jennifer Captiati continues her comeback story with a match against Justine Henin.