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Today on News 7 at 5, some Roanoke residents say the city's new trash pickup system has their garbage piling up,
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and a robber hits a bank near Valley View Mall.
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Once again today, thunderstorms pound a few areas while most folks stay dry. We will check out the rainy spots in a moment.

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In other news, the health department tries to track down the source of a salmonella outbreak in Lynchburg,
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and we'll tell you why a local company's contribution to the artificial heart could someday save thousands of lives.
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The trash is piling up in one Roanoke neighborhood -
Now some residents say the garbage isn't the only thing that stinks.
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Some people who live Southwest Roanoke say so does the trash pickup system- they want something done. It doesn't help that it's near 90 degrees out today either.
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Residents claim that trash hasn't been picked up for nearly two weeks.
Garbage has been piling up on Day, Elm, and Marshall Avenues.
Residents say they're worried about their children playing near the garbage, as well as pests and other animals.
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((TABITHA HARPER/CITY RESIDENT; ALOT OF KIDS YOU KNOW AND IT STINKS YOU KNOW WITH THE HEAT AND EVERYTHING. IT'S JUST TERRIBLE.))
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Their complaints follow recent changes in the city's trash collection program. The changes ended alley collection in some areas.
City officials say it will take another three to four weeks for the dust to settle.
Officials anticipated problems and confusion could occur, but they ask citizens to be patient in this adjustment period.
They say tomorrow's trash collection will include those residents in the Day, Elm, and Marshall Avenue area.
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There was a bank robbery at Valley View Mall this afternoon.
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Around 12:45 a man went into the First Virginia Bank demanding money.
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((HE'S A WHITE MALE IN WHITE CLOTHING AND HAD ON A BLOND WIG THAT WAS IN A PONY TAIL WITH A HAT.))
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City police responded to the alarm, but the robber managed to get away.
Witnesses said he ran behind the Lewis Gale Clinic and across Interstate-581.
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Many residents in West Virginia are salvaging what's left of their homes and businesses today.
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The town of Kimball in McDowell County was one of the hardest hit by floods when heavy rains fell on Sunday. With its downtown area destroyed, Kimball's mayor and business owners are doubtful the small community of almost nine hundred can rebuild. West Virginia's Governor estimates statewide flood damage at over 20-million dollars.
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((ANTHONY WHITE/KIMBALL RESIDENT; YOU HAD TO BE HERE TO SEE IT REALLY THIS WAS WATER, THE WHOLE AREA WAS WITH WATER AND YOU COULD SEE THE BUILDINGS THE GLASS IN THE STORES JUST BREAKING AND COLLAPSING.))
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Damage is so severe to some homes that many area residents have been forced to save what they can and leave.
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A Lynchburg man drowned last night in Leesville Lake.
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Bedford County Officials say Delmer Salyer went fishing with a friend around midnight. He disappeared after jumping into the water to swim.
Rescue workers discovered his body this morning after water levels dropped about four feet.
An autopsy will be performed.
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More than 300 people gathered to say goodbye to 14-year-old Jessika Lewis this afternoon.
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Her pastor and friends spoke of her smile and spirit.
They reminded mourners that Jessika's life was short, but full of love.
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((AMANDA WHEELER/FRIEND: I'M COMFORTED TODAY BECAUSE I KNOW JESSIKA IS IN A FAR BETTER PLACE THAN HERE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY WHEN I JOIN HER WITH GOD AND WE WILL BE REUNITED AGAIN AS FRIENDS.))
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((REV. NELSON HARRIS/LEWIS' PASTOR: LIFE IS MEASURED NOT BY LENGTH, BUT BY LOVE. WHY ALL THIS OUTPOURING FOR JESSICA? THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE. JESSICA IS LOVED BECAUSE SHE LOVED.))
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Lewis died Friday -- a week after the church van she was riding in flipped.
She was laid to rest today at Trinity Cemetery in Botetourt County.
The three other teenagers injured in the crash remain in North Carolina hospitals.
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A helicopter crash near Camp Lejeune, North Carolina ... kills three U-S Marines.
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It happened during routine training exercises late last night.
The CH-45 chopper crashed just 500 yards off shore of the New River.
The pilot and co-pilot survived the crash and are hospitalized.
But three others did not survive. Only one of the three missing bodies has been recovered so far.
A spokesman for the base says the cfrash happened while the Marine unit was attempting a night landing on a makeshift helicopter pad floating in the river.
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The boy who had his arm re-attached after he was attacked by a shark- had more surgery today as he continues his fight for life.
Jennifer Jones has the details from Pensacola, Florida.
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((Narr: With Jessie Arbogast's arm re-attached and with a strong pulse...doctors began covering his severe thigh wound with tissue taken from other parts of his body.
Sot: Dr. Rex Northup/Surgeon. I think those things we are plainly improving and getting to the point where we feel more comfortable.
But Jesse lost so much blood that many of his vital organs are damaged. HIs kidneys still require dialysis, his lungs still have the support of a ventilator but even more critical is the possibility of brain swelling.
Sot: Dr. Rex Northup If that swelling is excessive the pressure inside the skull will rise and if that pressure rises higher than his blood pressure then the blood flow to the brain stops and we loose him.
Right now tests show brain activity similar to a deep sleep.
The eight year old has amazed doctors in that he is alive at all. A seven foot bull shark viciously attacked the young boy in knee deep water at this Pensacola beach. His arm was pulled from the shark's belly after the boy's uncle helped wrestle the shark to shore.
Standup: To come; Jennifer Jones reports.))
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll see the big contribution a local company's made to a small artificial heart,
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[VO] and Saturday mail delivery will continue as a proposal by the Post Office is returned to sender.
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The Postal Service says it will continue to deliver the mail on Saturdays.
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Faced with mounting losses, the service had considered cutting back to five days by ending Saturday deliveries.
But after loud protests from the public, Congress and the bulk mailing industry, the postal Board of Governors decided to drop the plan.
One lawmaker had said it could have destroyed the agency, while another said it would devastate the economy.
The Postal Service has halted most construction and made other cuts to ease the losses caused by the shrinking economy and rising gas prices.
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A Salmonella outbreak has hit the Lynchburg area. Now Health Officials are trying to track down the source.
There are 32 confirmed cases of the food-borne bacteria in Lynchburg, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties.
People reported getting sick between the 17 of June and the end of the month.
Health officials believe most of the people contracted the illness from the same restaurant.
The Health Department says at this time it does not know what restaurant is responsible.
Some signs of salmonella poising include diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.

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A shortage of organ donors has driven doctors to look at alternative artificial options.
In fact, last week the first self-contained mechanical heart was implanted in a human.
Tonight, Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton with more on a Radford company that played a role in bringing the heart to life.
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The engineers at Kollmorgen in Radford know first hand the science behind this self-contained artificial heart pump.

That's because the company designed and produced it's motor.
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(( THE MOTORS FUNCTION IN THE ABIOMED PUMP, IS TO PUMP FLUID AGAINST A FLEXIBLE DIAPHRAGM AND THE DISPLACEMENT OF THAT DIAPHRAGM CAUSES THE BLOOD TO FLOW. THAT'S THE ACTUAL PUMPING ACTION OF THE HEART ITSELF )) [RUNS17]
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((KOLLMORGEN FIRST STARTED BY MAKING MOTORS FOR MILITARY AIR CRAFTS, WEAPON SYSTEMS AND MANNED SPACE FLIGHTS BUT MORE AND MORE EXPANDED TO MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LIKE CT SCAN AND PROSTHETIC JOINTS)) [RUNS11]
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But designing a motor for the heart wasn't an easy task --because it had to be able to withstand the body's corrosive nature --and compact enough to fit inside the pump.
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((IT CERTAINLY HAS THE HEART BEAT CAPACITY OF THE NATURAL HEART --HOWEVER I DON'T IF KNOW YOU WOULD EVER BECOME AN ATHLETIC PERSON OR DO STRENUOUS THINGS)) [RUNS09]
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But Kollmorgen employees say it's rewarding to know that their work --may help prolong someone's life.
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((I THINK WE ALL RECOGNIZES THAT THIS TECHNOLOGY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH FOR ONE OF OUR OWN LOVED ONES IN THE FUTURE)) [RUNS10]
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So far, the artificial heart has been a success -- the goal is to prolong a patients life for up to six month.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Radford.))

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The police chief in Washington, D-C says he wants Congressman Gary Condit to take a lie-detector test, as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Chandra Levy.
They also want to search Condit's Washington apartment.
But as Aleen Sirgany reports, Levy's parents say it may be too little too late.
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(( ONE DAY AFTER HIS LAWYER INVITED POLICE TO SEARCH HIS APARTMENT, POLICE ARE APPARENTLY READY TO TAKE CONGRESSMAN CONDIT UP ON HIS OFFER.
BUT MORE THAN TWO MONTHS HAVE PASSED SINCE CHANDRA LEVY DISAPPEARED AND HER FAMILY SAYS IT MAY BE TOO LITTLE TOO LATE. ROBERT LEVY/CHANDRA'S FATHER It would have been nice to have searched it 9 weeks ago when we first told him about it. That would have been helpful at that time." THE LEVYS WANT EVEN MORE FROM CONDIT. THEY SAY SINCE HE WAS LESS THAN OPEN ABOUT HIS AFFAIR WITH THEIR DAUGHTER, HE MIGHT BE LYING ABOUT IMPORTANT FACTORS. SO THEY WANT HIM TO TAKE A LIE DETECTOR TEST. SUSAN LEVY/CHANDRAS MOTHER Come out with the truth. I want the truth. I want my daughter home and someone knows. THE CONGRESSMANS ATTORNEY WONT SAY IF CONDIT WILL AGREE TO THE POLYGRAPH. ABBE LOWELL/CONDITS LAWYER: If police call me and tell me that at some point they think, no matter how suspect it might be, can be helpful, I will discuss it with them, but I will discuss it with them and not with you.
AND CONDIT'S LAWYER IS LASHING OUT AT THE MEDIA, SAYING IT'S TIME TO FOCUS ATTENTION ELSEWHERE.
Go take your cameras and your pads and your pencils and try to see if there is somebody else out there who might have some information that could actually find this woman.
THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT WHO CLAIMS SHE HAD AN AFFAIR WITH CONDIT AND THAT HE ASKED HER TO LIE ABOUT IT IS COMING TO WASHINGTON TO MEET WITH THE U.S ATTORNEY. IF IT'S TRUE THAT CONDIT ASKED HER TO SIGN A FALSE AFFIDAVIT, THE CONGRESSMAN COULD BE FACING SOME SERIOUS FELONY CHARGES. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))


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The White House denies any deal with the Salvation Army... to help the group get around laws that ban gay discrimination.
The Christian Charity has said the White House is looking at new rules letting taxpayer-funded religious groups bypass local laws that bar employment discrimination against gays.
White House officials are denying any deal.
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((IT'S NOT UNCOMMON FOR GROUPS TO SAY TO THEMSELVES THAT THEY HAVE AN ARRANGEMENT WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHEN IT'S NOT CLEAR. THE ADMINISTRATION IS GOING TO REVIEW THIS ON ITS OWN MERIT KEEPING WITH THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE THAT HE BELIEVES GROUPS OF RELIGION SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO HIRE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR FAITH AS PROTECTED UNDER THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT.))
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Meanwhile human rights groups want a full explanation of any plans to bypass laws that ban gay discriminaton.
A spokeswoman for the Human rights campaign says that would be a serious mistake.



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Coming up a little later
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[VO] we'll tell you about three vacation spots for music lovers.
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Coming next, investors are backing away from Wall Street. We'll tell you why in our Marketwatch report,
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[VO] and today in Sports, Mike Stevens will look at the last All Star Game for two of baseball's biggest stars.
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Worries about just how bad the second-quarter earnings season will be has buyers avoiding the stock market.
That's reinforcing Wall Street's pessimism about an economic turnaround.
Ed Crane has more in today's Marketwatch report.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the Tuesday ticker.
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Still no official word from NASCAR on how Tony Stewart will be penalized for his outburst after Saturday night's Pepsi 400 at Daytona. However, several individuals close to the situation say Stewart will likely be fined and be docked points. A suspension is unlikely due to the driver's sponsorship commitment.

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The major league all-star game takes center stage tonight in Seattle. And for two stars this will be their final mid-summer classic.
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Cal Ripken Junior and Tony Gwynn are retiring at season's end. Ripken starts for the American League, Gwynn is an honorary member of the National League.
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The game of soccer is providing life lessons for area young people.
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The Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Club is sending its U-15 boys team and a U-14 Girls team to Denmark and Sweden.
They will be spending 19 days overseas. The trip will give the teenagers a chance to learn other cultures as well has take their game to the next level.
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The teams leave Thursday. The Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Club has been taking teams overseas since 1992.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at six we'll check out a local woman playing professional football, plus get caught up with former Laurel Park hoops star Odell Hodge. And we'll have the latest on the Roanoke Express situation. Take care everybody and have a safe evening. [go to break]

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Finally today we have some suggestions for music fans looking for a fun place to go on vacation.
VH-1's Rebecca Rankin has more.
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(( REBECCA ON CAMERA TOSS: I'M OUT IN SANTA BARBRA CALIFORNIA AT THE RADIOHEAD SHOW AND THERE'S TONS OF STUFF GOING ON THIS SUMMER BESIDES RADIOHEAD SHOWS FOR A MUSIC LOVER. YOU CAN GO TO THE EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT IN SEATTLE, YOU CAN GO TO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IN CLEVELAND OR THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME IN NASHVILLE; ALL WORTH A VISIT.
PACKAGE: DUBBED THE HOUSE THAT ROCK BUILT.....CLEVELAND'S ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM CONTAINS A PERMANENT COLLECTION OF THOUSANDS OF PRICELESS.
MUSICAL ITEMS.... PLUS CURRENT EXHIBITS ON JIMI HENDRIX AND JOHN LENNON. THE LENNON TRIBUTE IS THE MUSEUM'S LARGEST OF A SINGLE ARTIST TO DATE AND IT FEATURES RARE ITEMS LIKE SONG LYRIC MANUSCRIPTS AND LENNON'S SARGEANT PEPPER'S UNIFORM.
THE HALL OF FAME ALSO HAS A SUMMER CONCERT SERIES FEATURING ACTS LIKE GODSMACK, THREE DOORS DOWN AND TANTRIC.....
IF COUNTRY IS YOUR THING....HEAD TO NASHVILLE AND THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM. IT'S NEW FACILITY OPENED THIS SPRING AND IT'S DOUBLE THE SPACE OF THE ORIGINAL, SPANNING A CITY BLOCK. THE MUSEUM HOLDS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COUNTRY MUSIC.... VIDEO CLIPS, ARTIFACTS, PERFORMANCES, HISTORY, AND AN 11,000 SQUARE FOOT CONSERVATORY...PLUS, COUNTRY MUSIC TELEVISION'S DAILY LIVE BROADCAST.
SEATTLE'S EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT HOUSES SOME AMAZING ITEMS OF ALL MUSICAL GENRES . EMP RECENTLY CELEBRATED IT'S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND HAS SOME SPECIAL PERMANENT COLLECTIONS...A JIMI HENDRIX EXHIBIT AND A COLLECTION FOCUSING ON BANDS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST....
EMP ALSO TAKES THE MUSEUM EXPERIENCE INTERACTIVE.....LEARN AN INSTRUMENT, MAKE YOUR OWN MUSIC, AND CHECK OUT A LIVE SHOW IN THE SKY CHURCH, A CONCERT ROOM WITH THE LARGEST INDOOR VIDEO SCREEN IN THE WORLD.
REBECCA ON CAMERA TAG: MICROSOFT CO-FOUNDER AND MUSIC LOVER PAUL ALLEN ACTUALLY DEVELOPED THE EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT. IT HAS OVER EIGHTY THOUSAND ARTIFACTS IN THERE AND THE BUILDING VERY COOL AS WELL; DESIGNED BY RENOWNED ARCHITECT FRANK GEHRY; DEFINITELY WORTH A VISIT IF YOU GET A CHANCE. I'M VH1'S REBECCA RANKIN IN SANTA BARBRA, CALIFORNIA AT THE RADIOHEAD SHOW.)) [Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]