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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... we start off the workweek with a hot and humid day and an afternoon thunderstorm... Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete outlook coming up right after the news...





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Lynchburg Police say a teen drowned in the James River last night. They say three teenagers were fishing around Ninth Street when the group decided to go swimming. Only two of the teens came back in- and they told another group of fisherman that their friend was missing. Authorities have recovered the body- but have not released a name pending the notification of the family. The cause of the drowning is still unknown. We'll have more on this story later this morning as more details become available.


[7-2-11Henry-Water]


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Roanoke City residents have been under mandatory water restrictions since mid-June. And now Henry County is the latest community asking residents to conserve water...
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Last week, the Henry County Public Service Authority announced voluntary water restrictions for county residents served by the Marrowbone Water Plant. Officials say water flow into the plant is a fraction of the normal flow, but they hope voluntary restrictions will be enough.
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((TIM HALL/HENRY CO. SPOKESMAN: TRACK RECORDS INDICATE THAT IF WE GET THE WORD OUT TO THE PEOPLE AND THEY'RE WILLING TO HELP US VOLUNTARILY THEN THAT'S GOING TO BE SUFFICIENT.))
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Residents are asked not to water their lawns or wash their cars at home. And not to water gardens during the hours of 6 AM to 7 PM. The county also asks residents to only wash dishes and clothes when they have a full load.
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[7-11Mill-Zoo]


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It's going to be a celebration at the Mill Mountain Zoo this Independence Day-
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The zoo officially turns 50 years old this Thursday July 4th.
Special activities will take place throughout the day such as a cake cutting, live music, and a proclamation from the Mayor.
Zoo officials say it will be a day to celebrate the past as well as look to the future.
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((LAURIE SPANGLER/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: WE WANT TO EXPAND TO A FEW MORE ACRES AND ADD SOME NEW AND INTERESTING ANIMALS PARTICULARLY FROM THE NORTHERN ASIAN REGIONS OF THE WORLD AND EXPAND OUR EDUCATION EFFORTS AND ADD SOME NEW FUN PROGRAMS.))
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The City of Roanoke operated the zoo when it first opened back in 1952.
A non-profit organization took it over more than twenty years later after the city decided to close it due to repeated monetary loss.
Today, the zoo is open year round, has nearly two hundred animals, and attracts more than fifty thousand visitors each year.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The forcast stays much the same for this holiday week, with heat and humidity.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast, straight ahead.






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The first day of July brings in hundreds of new laws for Virginia.
Beginning today, car safety or booster seats will be required for children through age five.
The new law also doubles the fine for violations to 50- dollars.
Also beginning today, police will be able to arrest a motorist if they find an open container of alcohol in the passenger compartment.
And a new ``aggressive driving'' misdemeanor will give authorities an additional weapon for combatting road rage.[

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Governor Mark Warner is hoping that an overseas trip will help boost southwest Virginia's economy...
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Warner will lead a two week trade mission to China and Japan in November to promote Virginia's agriculture and technology.
The governor plans to meet with business and government leaders.
The Asia trip will be Warner's first trade mission as governor.
In addition to Tokyo, the delegation will travel to Beijing and Shanghai.
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Last year Chinese and Japanese consumers spent more than one and a half billion dollars on Virginia products.
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[45-11Optical-Cable]


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Optical Cable is hoping shareholders will approve a measure aimed at keeping the company's stock from being de-listed from the Nasdaq.
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Its board of directors has scheduled a special meeting for July 30th. At that time it will ask shareholders to authorize a reverse stock split. If that goes through, shareholders would wind up with one share of common stock for every EIGHT shares they now own. However, the value of each share SHOULD be greater. Optical Cable's president says the company's value won't change if the plan is approved.
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((NEIL WILKIN/OPTICAL CABLE PRESIDENT; REVERSE STOCK SPLITS IN MY VIEW OR FORWARD STOCK SPLITS DON'T CHANGE THE FUNDAMENTAL VALUE OF THE COMPANY. IT'S JUST A QUESTION OF HOW MANY SHARES AND WHO OWNS THOSE SHARES. AND IT REALLY DOESN'T CHANGE THE UNDERLYING FUNDAMENTALS OF THE COMPANY AND BEING ON THE NASDAQ NATIONAL MARKET SEEMS TO BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD BENEFIT THE SHAREHOLDERS.))
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Nasdaq notified Optical Cable earlier this year that it faces delisting from the National Market if its stock price stays below a dollar per share.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We'll have a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the holiday week forecast, coming up.






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A teenager drowned in the James River last night. Lynchburg Police say three teenagers were fishing around Ninth Street when the group decided to go swimming. Only two of the teens came back in- and they told another group of fisherman that their friend was missing. Authorities have recovered the body- but have not released a name pending the notification of the family. The cause of the drowning is still unknown. We'll have more on this story later today as more details become available.


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NASCAR driver Kyle Petty is making tracks across America. He traded in his racecar for a motorcycle on a trip to raise money for various charities. Yesterday- Petty's charity ride stopped in the Star City. And as Justin McLeod tells us- this year's event has a special meaning for the Petty family.
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((((NAT SOUND OF MOTORCYCLES DRIVING BY))
It is a trip like no other.
Several hundred riders, thousands of miles, and plenty of momentum all make up the annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America.
And this year, it made a stop in Roanoke.
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((KYLE PETTY/NASCAR DRIVER: WHEN THEY SAID WE ARE GOING BY THE CIVIC CENTER I'M THINKING WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO AT THE CIVIC CENTER AND THEN YOU PULL AROUND THE CORNER AND SEE ALL THESE PEOPLE.))
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More than a thousand people to be exact.
They all came out Sunday morning to see Mayor Smith proclaim this "Kyle Petty Charity Ride Day" in the city of Roanoke.
It is a ride that started seven years ago with a just handful of riders, now it totals more than 250.
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((JIM RUSSELL/RIDER: ON A RIDE LIKE THIS YOU MEET A LOT OF PEOPLE, A LOT OF FRIENDS AND YOU BECOME WITH ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILY I'VE EVER KNOW, THE PETTY'S AND YOU JUST WANT TO HELP THE CHILDREN AND HELP THEM OUT.))
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Help that totals more than two and half million dollars.
The money raised from this ride has helped various charities and children's hospitals.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THIS YEAR'S EVENT HAS SPECIAL MEANING FOR THE PETTY FAMILY. MONEY RAISED FROM THIS RACE WILL HELP BUILD A CAMP IN MEMORY OF THEIR SON ADAM WHO WAS TRAGICALLY KILLED IN A RACING ACCIDENT.)) ((PATTIE PETTY/KYLE PETTY'S WIFE: I DON'T THINK ANYBODY CAN UNLESS YOU'VE LOST A CHILD CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS TO MAKE SOMETHING GOOD OUT OF THE SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T MAKE A WHOLE LOT OF SENSE.))
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The camp is scheduled to open in the summer of 2004 in North Carolina.
The Victory Junction Gang Camp will work to enrich the lives of children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.


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((KYLE PETTY: IT ALLOWS KIDS TO COME AND KINDA HANG OUT WITH KIDS OTHER KIDS THAT HAVE THE DISEASE, THE SAME PROBLEMS AND THEY HAVE THE SAME ISSUES, SO IT IS A SPECIAL CAMP FOR SPECIAL KIDS.))
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A special camp made possible thanks to a ride in victory lane.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))


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