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Today on news 7 at 5, the long battle over Wachovia bank is over. We'll tell you who won.
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Also more than 140 people are injured when two commuter trains crash in Chicago.
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Weekend forecast is coming up along with a tropical and beach update.

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In sports, the Virginia Tech Hokies get a prominent spot in the U-S-A Today preseason football poll,
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And we'll see how a local summer camp is helping young people deal with the loss of a loved one.
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The Chicago Transit Authority wants to know why two commuter trains collided in the Windy City this morning.
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More than 140-people were injured when one train rear-ended another during rush hour. None of the injuries is believed to be serious. One passenger says people were screaming and that things were flying down from the ceiling. The head of the Chicago Transit Authority says one train had stopped, and that the other rear-ended it while moving at about six miles an hour. The wreck snarled commuter travel for the rest of the morning, but all trains are now back to running on schedule.
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Two of the region's largest banks will become one.
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That after Wachovia shareholders overwhelmingly accepted a buyout bid from First Union.
More than one thousand people made their way to Winston-Salem's Convention Center today for the vote.
The decision ended a three-month bidding war between First Union and SunTrust.
Wachovia CEO Bud Baker says his bank and First Union are a perfect fit.
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((L.M. BAKER JR./WACHOVIA: THE SUCCESS OF THIS MERGER IS NOT BASED ON THE COST SAVE, IT'S BASED ON THE ABILITY TO GENERATE SUPERIOR REVENUE, SO DON'T BE SUPRISED IF YOU HAVE TWO OF OUR OFFICES SIDE BY SIDE, AND, FOR EXAMPLE, ONE OF THOSE BECOMES A SMALL BUSINESS CENTER.))
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Seven thousand jobs will be eliminated as a result of the merger.
But customers won't see any significant banking changes for at least a year.
The new bank will be called Wachovia Corporation.
Not only will First Union give up its name, but its emerald green color.
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Some customers of both banks here in Roanoke are feeling apprehensive about what the merger may mean for them.
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((JEAN HARVEY/WACHOVIA CUSTOMER: I HAVE DOUBTS ABOUT THAT.... I'D RATHER FOR IT TO STAY WACHOVIA.))
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((SONDRA DAROSHEFSKI/WACHOVIA CUSTOMER: THIS IS THE SECOND... BETTER FOR ALL THE CUSTOMERS.))
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Nine area branches are up for sale.
And more changes may be in store.
Customers can expect to get information about the merger and their options in the coming months.
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Lousiana is keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Barry after the system dumped up to a foot of rain on parts of Florida. Drew Levinson has the latest.
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((BARRY MAY NOT BE REACHING HURRICANE STATUS, BUT IT'S CERTAINLY CAUSING HURRICANE-LIKE DAMAGE.
JUST ASK THESE FOLKS IN MARTIN COUNTY, FLORIDA ... WHERE KNEE-DEEP WATER HAS NOW TAKEN OVER THEIR HOMES ... THEIR BUSINESSES ... AND THEIR LIVES.

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THE COUNTY -- JUST NORTH OF WEST PALM BEACH -- HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY, AFTER BEING DRENCHED WITH UP TO 14 INCHES OF RAIN.

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WITH HOUSES NOW WATERLOGGED -- AND STREETS LOOKING MORE LIKE STREAMS -- RESIDENTS ARE FORCED TO CALL NEARBY SHELTERS - HOME.
MEANWHILE, PEOPLE ALONG THE LOUISIANA COAST ARE BRACING FOR A SIMILAR FATE ... AS BARRY HEADS UP THE GULF OF MEXICO. FISHING BOATS RETURNED TO PORT FRIDAY, TO AVOID POSSIBLE DISASTER AT SEA. AND RESIDENTS IN THE RESORT COASTAL COMMUNITY OF GRAND ISLE CONSIDERED EVACUATING.

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BUT ON A GORGEOUS DAY LIKE THIS, IT'S HARD FOR MOST HERE IN LOUSIANA TO EVEN THINK ABOUT RAIN AND FLOODS. SO FOR NOW, THEY'RE TAKING A WAIT AND SEE ATTITUDE ... AS FORECASTERS PREDICT BARRY'S NEXT MOVE.

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BARRY IS THE SECOND NAMED STORM TO HIT THE U.S. SINCE THE 2001 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON BEGAN.
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Still to come on the newscast, a Winston-Salem man discovers his long lost father as he delivers a package to the man's door,
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[VO] Also we'll tell you why one historian says Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stole Sherlock Holmes from his best friend...and that's not the worst allegation.
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An American scholar who's been held on drug charges in Russia could be home by next week.
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24-year old John Tobin was released today after spending 6-months in a Russian prison. The Fulbright scholar was arrested on drug charges in January and convicted of obtaining, posessing and distributing marijuana. Russia also accused him of being a spy, although officials never filed spy charges against him. The case has strained U.S.-Russian relations, prompting President Bush to request Tobin's release almost two weeks ago. Tobin still needs to obtain an exit visa to leave the country. The process is expected to take a few days.
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It was just another day on the job for Federal Express delivery man Darrius Simmons.
He was in a hurry to get home to his pregnant wife, but had one last delivery...and it changed his life. Jennifer Jones has more.
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((LIKE ANY OTHER STREET ON HIS ROUTE IN WINSTON SALEM, NC
(nats)

DARRIUS SIMMONS HAS MADE DELIVERIES AT MOUNT ZION PLACE You cant count it.
MORE TIMES THAN HE CAN REMEMBER. Ive seen him standing out here and never knew.
BUT WHO COULD HAVE KNOWN, ONE MAN (nats), ONE DAY I seen the truck going, I ran out there I said, hey, hey.
AND ONE DELIVERY When I signed for it.
WOULD CHANGE TWO LIVES FOREVER. Sot: Darrius Simmons : I looked at the board and I said John Johnson?
Sot: Father/John Johnson He said my daddys name was John Johnson.
Sot: Darrius : Thats when he stopped and he looked at me.
John Johnson ":I said where did you live at son?
Darrius : He said did your mother grow up on Roosevelt St., I said yes sir.
John Johnson : I said David and he knew that nobody knew that name.
Darrius : Nobody calls me David but my immediate Family.
John Johnson :: I said Im your father.
And he started crying and we hugged each other.
AT 37-YEARS OLD DARRIUS REUNITED WITH HIS 74-YEAR OLD FATHER, JOHNNY JOHNSON. A MAN HE HAD NOT SEEN OR UTTERED A WORD TO SINCE HE WAS JUST A YEAR OLD.
NEVER MARRIED TO DARRIUSS MOTHER, JOHNSON WAS TOLD STOP THE VISITING HIS BABY. SO JOHNSON MOVED AWAY. BUT FOR SOME 20-YEARS HE CARRIED THESE FADED PHOTOS OF HIS SON IN HIS WALLET. IT WAS THE FIRST THING DARRIUS NOTICED WHEN HE WALKED INTO THIS FATHERS HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME.
in: I knew then that that was pop cause I have those same type pictures at the house of him holding me beside a old Chevrolet.
That lets me know that he loves me.
STD UP: Jennifer Jones UNTIL THAT DELIVERY, DARRIUS SIMMONS BELIEVED HIS DAD WAS DEAD IT WAS WHAT HIS MOTHER TOLD HIM AS YOUNG BOY GROWING UP IN THIS HOUSEA STORY, SHE TOOK TO HER GRAVE.
I dont hate my mom for that, I really dont, she did it for a reason, I dont know what reason I cant find out.
BURYING THE PAST AND FOCUSING ON THE PRESENT.
Its been like heaven. Everyday, Im over here, well go over to his house, well go shopping somewhere!
AS FOR JOHNSONS OTHER ADULT KIDS, WHAT A BLESSING THEY SAY, TO FINALLY MEET THEIR KID BROTHER, THEIR DAD HAD ALWAYS TALK ABOUT. -- Shirley Flippen/Darrius Half Sister Like weve known him for 37 years thats right, its a beautiful feeling. -- A FEELING FATHER AND SON NEVER SAW COMING AND NEVER DREAMED POSSIBLE.
IN: It was at the right time, I have a kid on the way and I feel complete now.
Now I can be a true father to my son, Now, I know my father was really looking for me, That makes a difference? A big difference. JJCBSNW-S,NC))

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In Health Check tonight,
Dealing with the death of a loved one affects people in different ways -- but for children the loss can be even more difficult.
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Tonight, Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us about a camp where kids learn how to cope with their grief.
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Shannon, The camp is one day even for kids ages five through 12.
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It's offered through Good Samaritan Hospice. The kids do everything from music and pet therapy to story telling. Bereavement
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Whitney Lopez says her father died before she was born -- 11 years later she says she is still feeling his loss.
That's why she is participating in this grief camp.
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((WHITNEY LOPEZ: TELLING SOMEONE WILL HELP IT BUT KEEPING IT IN --WON'T HELP YOU, YOU'RE STILL GOING TO BE SAD... SO WE LET IT OUT)) [RUNS08]
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((A LOT OF TIMES CHILDREN ARE THE FORGOTTEN GRIEVERS--CHILDREN SEEM TO BE PLAYING AND THEY DON'T SEEM TO BE AFFECTED BY A LOSS BUT THEY ARE AND THIS WAY FOR US TO REACH THOSE CHILDREN AND GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS THEIR GRIEF))
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Art was one the ways the younger kids chose to express their feelings.
The made collages about their loved ones --using words and pictures --and then shared those memories with the group.


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(( MATTHEW:SHE MADE ME SOME CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES -- SHE LOVED FLOWERS, AND SHE LOVED ANIMALS AND THEN SHE LOVED ME))

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(( MY DADDY DIED AND HE WAS A DOCTOR --HE HELPED KIDS WHEN THEY WERE SICK AND THIS IS A PICTURE OF HIM AND HE LOVED ME VERY MUCH AND I LOVED HIM TOO)) [RUNS16] [OUT Qloved him too]
Letting the children know they're not alone is one the reason the kids are encouraged to release their feelings.
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((SOMETIMES IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN FAMILIES WILL NOT TALK ABOUT THE DEATH OR THE LOVED ONE AND WE WANT CHILDREN TO KNOW IT'S SAFE TO TALK ABOUT THE PERSON WHO DIED AND SHARE THEIR MEMORIES. AND THAT'S IT OK TO DO THAT AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO DO THAT IN ORDER TO HEAL FROM THEIR LOSS )) [RUNS16]
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For Jasmine Robinson that means reflecting on the good memories of her grandfather.
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(( IT HELPED ME TO TALK TO PEOPLE --AND JUST DON'T WORRY-ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED JUST REMEMBER HIS GOOD MEMORIES THAT HE LEFT WITH US)) [RUNS07]
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Good Samaritan Hospice offers the camp every year. It costs 10 dollars but their are scholarships available.
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Still to come on News 7, Jacey Birch will tell us about a special program that is teaching children to enjoy the water safely.
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THESE KIDS RIGHT HERE ARE ALL TAKING FREE SWIMMING LESSONS. ALONG WITH GUARDING THEMSELVES AGAINST DROWNING, THEY'RE ALSO LEARNING A LIFELONG LESSON. STAY TUNED TO NEWS SEVEN AT FIVE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS AMERICAN RED CROSS SUMMER PROGRAM.
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As summer temperatures soar... taking a dive... into a pool of water... helps to beat the heat.
But for those who have yet to go from sinking to swimming, the American Red Cross is teaching swim safety basics .. for free.
But not without help to make it possible.
Jacey Birch went poolside to find out more about the refreshing seasonal program.
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READY? GO NICK, FACING THE WATER, EXCELLENT, GOOD JOB, NICE WORK.
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Water Safety Instructor, Kathryn Smith is teaching these children how to let go of their fears and float.
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THE BEST THING ABOUT IT IS YOU GET TO WITNESS A MOMENT WHEN A CHILD GOES FROM HANGING ON A WALL OR FROM BEING VERY AFRAID OF WATER TO BEING ABLE TO SWIM INDEPENDENTLY.
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Drowning is the second leading cause of death among youth ages five to twenty-four... a big enough reason for Betsy Combs to bring all five of her children to swim class.
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IF I HAD TO CHOOSE WHICH ONE OF MY CHILDREN WAS GOING TO TAKE LESSONS, WHO WAS I GOING TO CHOOSE? THE NEEDS WERE SO GREAT, SO I LEARNED ABOUT THE RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM AND WAS REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES.
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SWIM LESSONS ARE IMPORTANT, BUT ALSO EXPENSIVE. IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE FREE LESSONS OFFERED BY THE AMERICAN RED CROSS, MANY KIDS WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE.
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And because they're free, all five of Betsy's children get to learn how to swim. That's fine with the Red Cross, which has offered the free classes for two years.
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WE JUST SAW THAT THERE WAS A GREAT NEED IN THE COMMUNITY FOR FREE SWIM LESSONS.
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This program stresses swim safety starting with infants... all the way up to adults.
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I'VE LEARNED SOME JUNIOR LIFE SAVING ON WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE IS DROWNING AND I REALLY ENJOYED THAT.
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ALWAYS BREATHE TO ONE SIDE INSTEAD OF BOTH SIDES.
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After tackling swimming and surviving safety lessons... now these swimmers get to make a splash and have a good time.
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ALLRIGHT JUSTIN, READY GO (splash).
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Jacey Birch, News 7, Roanoke.
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And in order to keep these lessons free, there is a SWADE fundraiser tomorrow at the Fallon Pool from eight until 11-30 AM. Children will ask for pledges for each hour they swim or wade.
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Coming up in sports, the Salem Avalance and the Lynchburg Hillcats take their fight for the playoffs to Salem,
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[VO] and USA Today has some kind words for the Virginia Tech football team. We'll see where the Hokies have placed on its preseason poll.
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On Wall Street today, stock pricess ended the day lower, but the major market averages managed to bounce back from their worst levels of the session.
Alexis Christoforous wraps it up in today's Marketwatch.
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Welcome folks to the end of the work week two minute ticker than begins with some college football news.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are out to prove that there is plenty of life after Michael Vick. While Vick makes his NFL debut tonight the Hokies make their 2001 debut
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in the first USA Today coaches poll in the number 9 spot. Florida is the preseason number one. This is the poll that crowns it's national champion with the crystal football trophy. The Hokies finished last season ranked 6th.
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The Salem Avalanche and Lynchburg Hillcats will square off again tonight at Salem Stadium.
The two teams are in different divisions but they have one thing in common. Both teams have a shot at making the Carolina League Playoffs.
Salem is in second place in the Southern Division 4 games behind Kinston.
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Last night in Salem, the Avalanche held on to beat the Hillcats 2 to nothing. Lynchburg falls a half game behind Frederick in the Northern Division.
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The Hillcats and Avalanche go at it again tonight at Salem Stadium game time is 7:05.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at Six, Steve Mason will join us with a LIVE report from UVa's preseason football media day in Charlottesville. Plus, folks tonight at 11 - we'll have highlights of Michael Vick's NFL debut against the Steelers. Take care and have a safe weekend.

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It has been 100 years since detective Sherlock Holmes made his debut on the printed page. Since that time, the fictional character has sold millions of books. But as Kimberly Dozier reports, the biggest Holmes mystery may involve the man who supposedly created him.
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((They are gathered for a murder mystery here on the remote foggy plain known as Dartmoor.Everyone knows who did it...or at least, they thought they did.
More than fifty diehard fans from all over the world, are celebrating one hundred years, since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle committed murder with a pen, when he published that Sherlock Holmes favourite, the Hound of the Baskervilles.
British weather cooperated...by turning distinctly awful.
MOS-Sherlock Holmes fan ...we're actually grateful for a little bit of mist, more hound-like, don't you think?'
Like the mist, the plot is thickening. Now a British historian says...Sir Arthur stole the credit for the story from co-author, and best friend Bertram Fletcher Robinson, then arranged to have him poisoned by his own wife, who was being blackmailed by Doyle.

SOT Roger Garrick Steele/Historian

'She applied the laudanum poisoning, according to Doyle's specific instructions, and Gladys in fact murdered her own husband, to save Doyle's neck.'
These fans don't think much of that, but it certainly gave them something to talk about.

SOT-PHILIP WELLER, Sherlock Holmes Expert

'There is no truth in it.'

(Location: London /KIMBERLY DOZIER )

While we're debunking myths and legends, it's worth mentioning... There may be a Sherlock Holmes Museum here, there's a Sherlock Holmes pub around the corner, but the detective himself...is about as real as this British bobby. (point to model)

sot-PHILIP WELLER, Sherlock Holmes Expert

'People have got such a fascination about him, they've imagined he's a real person. People have been arrested in countries all over the world who've written him, to ask him to help them prove their innocence.'
Even if he was real, the English detective would be well past a hundred by now. But then, with fresh controversies and devoted fans like these, the memory of Sherlock Holmes will surely be around for years to come Kimberly
KD, CBS News, London))
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