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What killed Dale Earnhardt? Just ahead, a Florida newspaper reports the autopsy findings.
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And the owner of a teen club says he's had enough. Now he has new plans for the building.
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Thunderstorms are loading up this afternoon. We'll check them out and bring you the beach resort forecast as well.

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Our August heat wave leads to record power demand.
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And learn how you can create a teddy bear .. BEFORE you buy it.
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Dale Earnhardt's autopsy report isn't out yet. But a Florida newspaper is reporting the details anyway even as the racing industry works to make conditions safer.
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Dale Earnhardt's broken seatbelt will NOT be blamed for his death. That's according to the Orlando Sentinel, a newspaper that's releasing some of the details of the autopsy report which has yet to be released to the public. Meantime, the racing industry says it's gone top great lengths to improve safety. Jennifer Jones has more.
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((Nearly 6 months after Dale Earnhardts Death and swirls of speculation fans still don't have any official word from the racing world on what they think went wrong on the day of that fatal crash.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Nascar will dismiss a broken seat belt as the cause of the racing legends death.

Poss sot: Orlando Sentinal reporter.


Nascar won't confirm this but it already has the racing industry talking.
An earlier investigation by an independent court-appointed expertsaid that Earnhardt died of a violent forward head-whip when his car hit the wall on the last lap of the Daytona 500.
Standup:Jennifer Jones This comes as Nascar prepares to officially release the findings of its investigation on August 21. But even so, some of Dale Earnhardts biggest fans are sticking to their theory of what caused the legends death.
Rob Johnson/Earnhardt Fan My theory, I still think it was a seatbelt. -- Shortly after Earnhardts death, investigators did determine his seatbelt was ripped, convincing some race fans to this day that seatbelt made the difference in life and death. -- Connie Williams/Earnhardt Fan I just figured with the way his injuries were, that it was the seatbelt, his injuries were all on his left side. -- Race officials arent commenting on this latest report, Instead they say theyll wait to hear NASCARs results.but they do say since Earnhardts death, Stock car racing has gotten a lot safer. More drivers officials say are even wearing head restraint gear like the kind many believe could have prevented Earnhardts death. -- H. A."Humpy" Wheeler/ Pres., Speedway Motorsports In: Weve had 3 vicious crashes this year since February and the drivers were relatively uninjured because of the head restraints. -- But even as the world of stock car racing awaits the official word from NASCAR some wonder if even that will be enough to satisfy some of Earnhardts biggest fans. -- Sot: (Wheeler) in: Is it ever going to totally clear the air and the mystery of what happened. jjcbsnConcord,NC))

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Teens in Roanoke will have to find another place to hang out.
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The owner of The Junction on Williamson Road announced today he's closing the teen dance club.
The move comes less than a week after a fight broke out last Friday night, sending several people to the hospital.
Owner J.R Wilfong says that incident played a part in his decision to close the dance club.
He plans to re-open Sunday as a restaurant.
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Governor Gilmore makes a stop in the New River Valley today...bringing welcome news to Radford University.
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Gilmore said he's committed to higher education and has the money to prove it. The Governor toured Peters Hall, a renovation project whose state funds were frozen in during the budget impasse. School officials say they need 9-point-6-million dollars to complete it. Gilmore says the budget has money for critical cases, but can't say how much Radford will get.
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Gilmore gave a rough estimate of having 30 to 40 million dollars for the state. If Radford's money is allotted by the end of the month, administrators say the soonest the building could be open is August 2003.
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Both American Electric Power and Dominion Energy customers set summer records for power consumption this week.
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The heat and humidity inspired folks to turn up their air conditioners...
A-E-P says a new summer record was set Wednesday, and then was broken yesterday.
Dominion customers set a peak summer record on Wednesday as well.
Although there is an adequate supply, both companies ask customers to use energy wisely.
You can do that by closing blinds and drapes-- that keeps the sun and its heat out.
Use ceiling and portable fans to move air around your home.
And keep doors closed -- every time you open one a huge blast of hot air enters your cool home.
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Please pet the animals. Still ahead, learn how "Mona's Ark" helps children learn more about themselves.
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And heckling at a funeral. As an American bombing victim is buried in Israel, the service is disrupted.
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Israel is fighting back against Palestine one day after a suicide bomber killed 15-people, including an American woman, in a Jerusalem restaurant.
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A long series of funerals for the victims started last night. Dozens of others were injured. Judith Greenbaum of New Jersey was among those killed when the bomb went off during lunch hour. During her funeral today, mourners were joined by a heckler.
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Although it's unclear who is responsible for the attack, Israel is pointing the finger at Palestine. Israeli police today closed down Palestinian political and police centres in east Jerusalem and Israeli warplanes demolished a building in the West Bank.
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In Health Check Tonight,
Animals are much more than companions. For some local kids --they're a form of therapy.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton shows us how llamas and other furry creatures --are giving some children a new look at life.
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Joshua Jordan says his friend Ricardo the llama has helped turn his life around. He says it's helped him to deal with his anger and to stay out of fights.
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For the past two months, the Heartland Rehabilation Center has offered Pet Therapy to the West End Center -- they call the program Mona's Ark.
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((MONA SAMS/HEARTLAND REHABILATIONS:ANIMALS ARE THE CATALST TO THE INTERACTION--AND ANIMALS DON'T PASS JUDEMENT SO THIS IS VERY SIGNIFICANT FOR THESE CHILREN WHO'VE HAD DIFFERENT BUMPS IN THEIR LIFE AND THE ANIMALS COME IN AND RESPECT THEM AND THEN WE TEACH THE CHILDREN TO RESPECT THE ANIMALS...AND THEN A BONDING JUST GROWS BETWEEN THE CHILD AND THE ANIMAL )) [RUNS23]
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11 year old James Salisbury says these animals make him happy --especially Meghan the llama.
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And the kids are learning to transfer the feelings of compassion and respect to people.
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The West End Center says it would be a dream if it could one day offer pet therapy to all the kids --so it's looking for resources to expand the program.
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(( KAYE HALE/WEST END CHENTER:FOR A TWO MONTH PERIOD IT'S BEEN TREMENDOUS -- IT'S JUST STARTING TO GROW -- I THINK IT'S GOING TO HAVE A IMPACT ON OUR CHILDREN AND OUR WHOLE ENVIRONMENT HERE )) [RUNS11]
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After all who wouldn't warm-up to a face like this.

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From real animals to the stuffed variety. Buying one can be fun by itself .. but what if you could CREATE just the bear you want?
Jacey Birch is ready with the furry facts.
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Look in any gift store window, mall or even specialty shop and you're bound to see a stuffed animal for sale.
Most are made by machines ready to be purchased but what if you could make your very own teddy bear at a Create-a-Bear factory?
Blue Ridge Bears and Gifts has moved from Vinton to Roanoke so Jacey Birch decided to try her hand at the bear making process.
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The Hokies prepare for life after Mike.
Still ahead, Steve Mason takes us to Blacksburg.
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((HARD HITTING ROCK WAS A MASSIVE MUSICAL GENRE IN THE 80'S AND ONE OF THE BANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOOPLA WAS THE CULT. ROCK FANS MISSED THEM FOR MOST OF THE 90'S- NOW, THEY ARE BACK I'M VH1'S REBECCA RANKIN AT THE EVERCLEAR CONCERT IN HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT...COMING UP...THE RETURN OF ROCK WITH THE RETURN OF THE CULT.))

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A mixed day on Wall Street .. with Blue Chips having the best of it.
Alexis Christoforous has our Marketwatch report.
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Good afternoon, welcome to your ticker.
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Virginia Tech's nationally ranked Hokies met the media this afternoon with master builder Frank Beamer leading the charge. Mike Stevens explains.
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Winston Cup drivers went through Bud pole qualifying for Sunday's Global Crossing at the Glen today.
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Dale Jarrett wins the pole to complete a front row Robert Yates sweep, Ricky Rudd will start second.
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Coming up at six, more from media day at Virginia Tech, the Express trades another player and more softball from Salem, see ya then everybody.

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The latest radio ratings are music to some local station's ears.
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For the first time in years, Q-99 is at the top of the heap, commanding the largest number of listeners.
Ten percent of the listening audience, ages 12 and up, tuned in to the station during the spring ratings period.
General Manager Leonard Wheeler says it's gratifying...
He's just as pleased that his new country station, Star Country, has helped knock ratings leader WYYD out of the top spot.
WYYD lost 42 percent of its listeners from a year ago.
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After the Disco 70's .. rock music was reborn in the 80's.
"The Cult" was one of the bands in the thick of it, and almost 20 years later, The Cult is having a strong summer.

VH1's Rebecca Rankin has more on the hard-rocking band.
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((HIT SONGS LIKE FIREWOMAN, SHE SELLS SANCTUARY, AND LOVE REMOVAL MCHINE FUELED THE CULT INTO MAJOR SUCCESS. THEIR NEW ALBUM BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL PROVES THEY'VE STILL GOT THE GUSTO AND THEIR SUMMER TOUR SHOWS THEY'VE STILL GOT THE FANS BEHIND THEM. I SPENT THE DAY FINDING OUT WHAT IT TAKES FOR THE CULT TO RISE AGAIN.
PACKAGE: THE DAY STARTS OFF AT NEW YORK'S K-ROCK RADIO STATION. HOSTS CANE AND CABBIE CHAT WITH THE BAND AND GIVE AWAY TICKETS TO THE SHOW.
If you want to go to the Cult show tonight....call now.
Don't bother calling, the show is going to be crap.
AFTER K-ROCK, IT'S A QUICK STOP AT THE STORE. WHILE MATT AND BILLY CHECK OUT SOME NUDIE MAGAZINES, IAN MAKES MORE RESERVED PURCHASES.
I'm reading Time Magazine.
FINALLY THE VENUE...AFTER REHEARSALS, BILLY SHOWS US SOME OF THE KEYS TO A GOOD SHOW.
The cadillac of guitars.
Is this like practicing your golf swing? Can I do this? I know your boyfriend.
Very important a fan to keep you cool
Billy- (pointing to mikes on amps.) You know these are certain kind of mikes. I don't like having to many microphone stands around on stage.
AND MATT GAVE US A PEEK IN TO ONE OF THE BAND'S BUSES.
We have the protein draw. Every kind of protein bar known to man.
of course this is where we keep the beverages for our guests.
This is my junk bunk.
I got my wireless email....
This is my DVD collection// And of course my vitamin supply .
And these are my jammies. Rebecca- You wear jammies? Matt- Occasionally, yeah they call me the Hugh Heffner of the bus here, so I greet the people in my silk pajamas.
check this out, a fan gave me this the other day, a picture of me and mini me. Ain't he cute? He like to party, a big cult fan.
This is Billy Duffy's bunk. The original guitarist of the Cult, this is where he sleeps. (Rebecca: And he sleeps with his guitar.) God I didn't know that. He always tells me he's got a girl in there.
AND NOW IT'S SHOW TIME....THE BAND ROCKS IT OUT JUST LIKE THE OLD DAYS.
I think we've got more things right, then we've got wrong. And um I think we generally do our own sound. We have our own sound. There is a certain combination of my guitar playing and Ian's voice that has a certain chemistry, when we get it right. And on this album I think we've got it pretty good.
AT THE EVERCLEAR CONCERT IN HARTFORD , CONNECTICUT, I'M VH1'S REBECCA RANKIN.)) [Close-ID] [5pm]
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Construction may get back on track at some Virginia colleges.
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And the shuttle heads for the Space Station.
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