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Today on News 7, a local man loses his life in the New River.
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and 15 people are killed by a terrorist bomb in the middle east.
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Ready for a break from the heat? We'll check that out and the latest from the beaches tonight on New 7 at Five.

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Also today, one group says a popular allergy medication doesn't work for half the people who take it,
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and there's good news for one local town...as a new business promises to bring in 200 new jobs.
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A day of fishing ends sadly today as a local man losses his life in the New River.
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Authorities say Kenneth Akers Junior accidently drowned today when he fell in water that was above his head.
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Rescue workers recovered the body of the 20-year-old man near the Byllesby (Bills-bee) Dam in Carroll County. According to a family member, Akers had fished at the location several times but couldn't swim. Akers was a mechanic who was married with two children and a third on the way.
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((BEN HODGE/VICTIM'S GREAT UNCLE, HE WOULD DO ANYTHING THAT HE COULD DO TO HELP ANYBODY THAT WANTED HELP THAT NEEDED HELP, THAT'S THE KIND OF PERSON HE WAS.)) ((GLEN HYATT/TWIN CO. DIVE TEAM; FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND WHEN I GOT HERE HE WAS FISHING, WADING AND HE STEPPED IN A HOLE.))
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Officials say the water can be deceiving because the depth can suddenly plunge to as 10 to 12 feet. The dam was shut off shortly after the 9-1-1 call so the water level would drop and facilitate a recovery.
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In just a few hours President Bush will announce his decision regarding federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research. The White House says the decision is not a political one but is instead based on conscience. Teri Okita has a preview.
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(( THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS PRESIDENT BUSH CONSULTED WITH DOZENS OF PEOPLE BEFORE MAKING HIS DECISION INCLUDING BIO-ETHICISTS, MEDICAL FOUNDATIONS, PRO-LIFE GROUPS, AND PATIENTS.

(Super: Scott McClellan/White House Spokesman)
SOT: This is a decision that will have far-reaching implications for our

nation for 20 to 30 years from now and beyond. Its an important decision for our entire country.
TRACK: IN MAKING THE ANNOUNCEMENT TONIGHT AT HIS RANCH IN CRAWFORD, TEXAS HE STANDS TO LOSE SUPPORT FROM A LARGE BLOC OF VOTERS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE ISSUE. MISTER BUSH HAS BEEN TRYING TO COURT THE CATHOLIC VOTE AND RECEIVED A STRONG REMINDER RECENTLY THAT THE CHURCH OPPOSES SUCH RESEARCH.
SO DO MANY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES.

(Super: Sen. Sam Brownback/R-Kansas)
SOT: Weve got another route. We have the adult stem cells, and theres

even another category of stem cells from umbilical cords.
TRACK: BUT MANY SCIENTISTS SAY THOSE CELLS JUST WON'T WORK AS WELL AS THOSE FROM EMBRYOS.
AND THE PRESSURES ON FROM MANY OTHER PROMINENT REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS AND HOLLYWOOD ACTIVISTS WHO SAY THIS RESEARCH IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE.

(Super: Sen. Tom Daschle/D-Majority Leader)
SOT: (12) There is broad bi-partisan support for federal funding of

embryonic stem cell research in the Senate, and that kind of legislation would be anticipated if the president chooses to prohibit it.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: Stem cells, particularly embryonic ones, could hold the answers to curing many diseases, like Alzheimers and Parkinsons and treating spinal cord injuries, diabetes, and heart problems. Many believe it to be President Bushs toughest decision yet. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))


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A University of Virginia researcher is looking into a way to sidestep the ethical dilemmas embryonic stem cell research faces. He wants to work with stem cells that nobody wants.
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Doctor Adam Katz says human fat cells -- obtained through liposuction -- could be a vast untapped resource for medical advances.
And as a plastic surgeon, he thinks it's one way to end the stigma of cosmetic procedures.
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((DR. ADAM KATZ/U.VA. RESEARCHER: THAT'S SLOWLY CHANGING, YOU KNOW, COSMETIC SURGERY NUMBERS ARE GROWING MORE AND MORE WITH TIME, AND SO THOSE STIGMATAS ARE BREAKING DOWN. BUT TO HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS, IF THE RESEARCH BEARS IT OUT, WHERE PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO JUSTIFY OR PERCEIVE NOT HAVING A LIPOSUCTION, BUT DONATING CELLS FOR THEMSELVES FOR LATER IN LIFE, THAT WILL REALLY BE WILD -- EVEN TO ME -- JUST A REALLY KIND OF WILD CONCEPT.))
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Katz says the research he and some doctors at U-C-L-A are doing has NOT proven successful beyond the petri dish stage.
The next step will be live animal testing.
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Blairs has a new player in town.
KB Toys announced today it will take over the old e-Toys distribution center in Pittsylvania County.
That means almost 200 new jobs for South Side.
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News 7 Business Reporter Jennifer Miele was at the announcement today. Jen.
Shannon, besides the facts the facility already had trained employees
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and state-of-the art distribution equipment, Governor Gilmore made sure the old e-Toys building was too good of a deal to pass up.
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(( It wasn't long ago that Governor Gilmore himself welcomed e-Toys to Pittsylvania County.
About half of all orders placed on e-Toys dot com were shipped from the Blairs facility, but poor budgeting got the best of e-Toys.
But it was above-average budgeting that Gilmore says brought K-B to town. [NAT SOUND] ((IT'S SO BIG I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE CAN DO.... CLAPPING.)) [RUNS07]
When Virginia received millions of dollars from a federal Tobacco settlement, Gilmore promised some of that money would go toward economic development.
Now K-B has 200-thousand dollars to play with.
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((MIKE WAGNER: I WILL SAY THAT THE PEOPLE HERE IN THIS COUNTY ARE BY FAR THE MOST REASONABLE TO WORK WITH.)) [RUNS10]
For the hundreds of employees who lost their jobs at e-Toys, many of them will now have the opportunity to work for K-B-kids dot com.
When on-line shopping orders fire-up around Christmas time, K-B plans to hire nearly a thousand part-timers in hopes of shipping five million toys out of Blairs by the new year. ))
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K-B Toys says it won't meet the same fate as e-Toys because it's not just a bricks and clicks operation,
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but a bricks and mortar company with more than a thousand stores across the country.
Shannon.


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The makers of the nation's most widely-used prescription allergy drug are being accused of over-hyping the drug's benefits. Consumer groups have filed a lawsuit against Schering-Plough alleging the company boosted sales of Claritin with its advertising claims. The groups say research shows Claritin works only half the time. A spokesman for one group says the company deliberately withheld statistics about the drug's effectiveness from the public. Schering-Plough denies the claims. It says no amount of advertising could sustain a drug that does not work.

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Still to come on the newscast,
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[VO] 15 people are killed and more are injured after a bomb explodes in an Israeli restaurant.
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Fifteen people are dead and close to 90 injured after a suicide bomber set of explosives inside an Israeli pizza parlor.
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The restaurant and the streets were full with people on their lunch break at the time of the blast.
The restaurant was gutted by the blast, while shards of glass covered the street. Chairs and other debris littered the sidewalk.
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(("Suddenly there was a big bang and then all the glass was all over and we saw some people on the floor and we ran away.))
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The militant Palestinian group Islamic Jihad has claimed responsibility for the attack and says more suicide bombings are on the way. The attack is the second deadliest in the ten months of violence in the Middle East. 21-people, including a suicide bomber, were killed when explosives detonated at a disco on June first.
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The surviving victim of a robbery and murder in Northwest Roanoke went to court in Salem today on criminal charges of his own: pot possession.
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Ben Chastang didn't admit anything, but conceded the evidence was sufficient to find him guilty of simple possession.
He says he's looking forward to testifying against the teenagers who pistol whipped him, stole his car and killed his best friend.
Though he was- -at first- -frustrated by police who didn't see him as a victim, he praised the follow-up investigation that has netted four arrests.
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((I'M GLAD ABOUT IT, GLAD THEY'RE FINDING WHO DID IT. I'M STILL DISAPPOINTED IN WHAT HAPPENED.))
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Chastang will serve five weekends in jail and pay 25-hundred dollars for the marijuana possession conviction.
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Good news for those at high risk for Type 2 diabetes.
A new study shows the disease can be prevented.
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Doctors say they now have proof that weight loss and exercise can drastically reduce your risk for diabetes. The study showed that by simply walking 30 minutes a day --and dropping an average of 15 pounds -- those at high risk for the disease --cut their odds by 58 percent.
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The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes has tripled in the last 30 years. More than 10 million Americans are at risk for the disease.

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Still to come on the newscast, Leo Hirshbrunner will join us with this week's edition of Growing It.
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Everyone grows tomatoes and beans but how about some oriental cucumbers? In this weeks growin it Leo Hirsbrunner shows that one man's tender loving care can produce excellent results....
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Coming up today in Sports, NASCAR decides when it will release its report on the accident that killed Dale Earnhardt,
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[VO] and the Washington Redskins' season takes a hit as a veteran star suffers a big injury today.
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Students and parents who are considering state colleges and universities have a new place to gather information on the internet.
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The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has posted reports on all the state schools on its website.
The site not only provides details about financial aid, programs and campuses, it even allows students to compare colleges to other schools.
The site's Reports of Institutional Effectiveness posts statistics on such things as first year retention rates and graduation rates.
So to learn more about the state's institutes of higher learning,
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[Take Pinnacle Full] check out our website of the day. You can find it through a link on our page at WDBJ7-dot-com.

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After sinking deep into the red early in the session, the major stock market averages rebounded slightly today. Renay San Miguel has more.
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Welcome everybody to the Thursday afternoon ticker that begins with some bad news
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for the Redskins. For a team that is already paper thin at several positions the Skins suffered some injury problems today they simply cannot afford.
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In this morning's practice in Carlisle, Pennsylvania Bruce Smith collided with 318 pound offensive guard Mookie Moore.
The two staggered briefly before Bruce walked away with his right shoulder in need of some serious treatment.
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Bruce left the field with the shoulder heavily wrapped before the end of practice. Still no word on how bad the injury is. Fellow defensive end Marco Coleman also reinjured his back.
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The Liberty University Flames held their annual preseason media gathering today in Lymchburg.
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The Flames are coming off of a 3-and-8 season and will have a tough time bettering that mark this year with 7 games on the road on the only four at home. Plus, the Flames can't get the in-state schools to come play them at Williams Stadium.
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The Flames open the season at Appalachian State September 1st.
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The long awaited official report from NASCAR detailing how Dale Earnhardt was killed at Daytona will be released in two weeks. Officials say the findings will be reported on August 21st at news conference in Atlanta. That's more than 7 months after the deadly crash. [ticker] Coming up on News 7 at 6, an area high school football coach was back on the field today less than 24 hours after having emergency back surgery. We'll talk with him, plus Lee Suggs is about to hit the world wide web in a big way. Take care folks. I'll see you at the top of the hour. [GO TO BREAK]


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Singer Bobby Brown is resting after being rushed to a New Jersey hospital early yesterday because of a seizure. The New York Post says Brown's wife, Whitney Houston, called 9-1-1 and said a man was having a seizure. She accompanied him to the emergency room. Brown spent about 90 minutes at the hospital but was not admitted. A spokeswoman says the singer had been working nonstop for three to four days recording a new album in the estate's studio. During the hospital visit Brown refused to provide blood or urine samples.

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Finally today, Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz are ready to heat up the big screen with a love story set during World War Two.
Reporter Chris Lawrence recently had the opportunity to talk with the stars of Captain Corellis Mandolin about singing, sailing and Tom Cruise.
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((We all know Nicolas Cage the actor.

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But a singer? And musician? Hes all this and more in his latest film.

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You know watching this movie ..I didnt know you were so ..musical. Yeah, Im not.
But he practiced for months with the mandolin..

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..and learned to play despite never picking up an instrument before.

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'No band? No piano lessons as a kid? No, I wish I had though. I would have really enjoyed that.
These days, Cage is making up for lost time. When it looked as if an actors strike could shut down film production, he became a student all over again.

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I started taking piano lessons and photography lessons and trying to learn Italian. I wanted to do all the things I dont have time to do.

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I dont know what I did before you came.
In Captain Corellis Mandolin, Cage plays an Italian soldier who falls in love with Penelope Cruz ..while his troops occupy her Greek Island during World War II.

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Its been an explosive summer for Cruz ..who faces constant question about another co-star - Tom Cruise who she's currently dating. .

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You learn how to deal with it ..but I dont know if you ever get used to it.

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Were Italian. Were famous for singing, for eating, for making love.
That laid-back life seems to have caught Cages eye. Now he dreams of taking a year off ..and sailing around the world with his friends and family. Chris Lawrence CBS News Hollywood.))
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