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On News 7 at 5, a trucker has to be pulled from his burning rig on Interstate 81 this morning.
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And one county in our region bans the use of all fireworks.
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Carbon copy of yesterday with damaging winds and hail underneath scattered thunderstorms. The latest radar pictures just ahead.

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Also we'll have some practical advice for traveling with your pets.
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On Health Check, we will see how a good book and some hard work is helping some children communicate better.
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and another big name is upset at the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament. News 7 at 5 is next.

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((WE DO HAVE A GENERALIZED SENSE OF AWARENESS THAT THERE ARE TERRORISTS WHO DESIRE TO HIT AND STRIKE THE UNITED STATES, PARTICULARLY WELL ATTENDED POPULATED EVENTS.))
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The nation is on alert- as we enter the July fourth holiday weekend.
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There will be more than fireworks in the sky on July fourth this year- military planes will also be flying- patrolling the skies over America's big cities.
In the nation's capitol extra precautions are also being taken.
Teri Okita is there- She has more on just what's being done.
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(( THE SHOW WILL GO ON UNDER HEAVY SECURITY AT WASHINGTON, D-CS NATIONAL MALL WHERE U-S PARK POLICE EXPECT A HALF-MILLION PEOPLE TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY.
NATSD: Police: Im down here at Garfield Circle, Frank. (:02)
VISITORS WILL HAVE TO ENDURE METAL DETECTORS AND SEARCHES OF BAGS AND COOLERS. THE BUSIEST SUBWAY STOP ON THE MALL WILL BE CLOSED BECAUSE OF SECURITY CONCERNS.
David Crippen/Tourist from Kansas: You gotta do what you gotta do to make sure everybodys safe. So, thats fine with me. Im here to see a fireworks display tomorrow. Karen Ver/Visitor from New York: I dont feel very intimidated at all. Actually, I feel more secure because I know that theyre doing something about it. AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, A DOUBLE-TIER OF SNOW FENCING WILL LINE THE ENTIRE PERIMETER OF MONUMENT CORRIDOR WHERE SOME OF THE COUNTRYS MOST WELL-KNOWN MEMORIALS ARE LOCATED.
Teresa Chambers/U.S. Park Police: We want to make sure this is a family environment, and once they come on to the Park property, they can feel comfortable knowing the person they are sitting next to has also gone through a security screening. SECURITY CAMERAS PERCHED ATOP THE MONUMENTS AND ELSEWHERE WILL HELP POLICE CONTROL THE CROWD FROM A REMOTE COMMAND CENTER. THE WHITE HOUSE AND F-B-I CONTINUE TO EMPHASIZE THAT THEYVE RECEIVED NO CREDIBLE, SPECIFIC THREATS OF A TERRORIST ATTACK IN THE U-S. Tom Ridge/Homeland Security Director:
SOT: Let law enforcement do the worrying about security. Just enjoy the day.

Teri Okita/Reporting: The White House has also set up a special coordination center that will monitor 21-hundred Independence Day celebrations across the country. The center can be in instant contact with officials at any of those sites.
Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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And in Roanoke final preparations are underway at Victory Stadium, for this year's Fourth of July celebration..
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The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will performing on the big stage -- and so will the local country group, "The Clark Family Experience."
Organizers say this show will hold a special meaning, because it is the first Independence Day since September 11th.
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Coming up at six we'll reveal some of what you can expect to see at the big fireworks display tomorrow night.
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Amherst County residents will have to go somewhere else tomorrow night if they want to see a fireworks display.
The Board of Supervisors banned the use of all fireworks this week.
Members say they are concerned a spark could cause a fire and drain already dwindling water supplies.

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Christiansburg Police are investigating an automobile accident.
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The woman driving this car suffered serious injuries this afternoon. Her identity is not being released. Police believe she was traveling over 70-miles an hour ...on Roanoke Street when she lost control and hit a tow truck.
Robert's Towing business is located on the busy Christiansburg road. The owner says his wrecker will now be out of service for weeks. No one else was injured...police are continuing their investigation.
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An accident involving a tractor trailer shut down the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 near Natural Bridge this morning.
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State Police say 21-year old Larry Darrell Altis, Junior of Christiansburg was driving too close to the edge of the road around 7:30, then hit a guardrail and went over an embankment. The truck then caught fire, and a Natural Bridge firefighter pulled Altis out of the truck. Altis was treated for head and arm injuries. He has been charged with reckless driving.
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An expansion is allowing a local business to bring more jobs to the region. We will have the details after the break,
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Also one of the newest television stars has been diagnosed with cancer.
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U-S officials say it is still too soon to tell if U-S fire killed and injured civilians- at an Afghan wedding two days ago.
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Pentagon officials say enemy activity was heavy near the site of Monday's attack- but he says a full linvestigation is underway.
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((WE HAVE A VERY ACTIVE AFGHAN- LED BY AN AFGHAN COLONEL. THEY HAVE JUST BEGUN THEIR INQUIRY SO IT'LL TAKE SOME TIME FOR THEM TO DEVELOP RICHNESS TO KNOW PRECISELY WHAT HAPPENED.))
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Residents of the Afghan village say U-S forces continued firing as people tried to flee.
U-S officials say 21 people are hospitalized as a result of the incident. They say it's still not clear though whether U-S fire is to blame.
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One of the largest military drug investigations- leads to the conviction of more than 80 marines and sailors at Camp Lejeune.
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The servicemen were reportedly using and selling Ecstasy, cocaine, LSD- and methamphetamine.
The two year undercover probe resulted in the seizure of nearly one and a half million dollars worth of narcotics.


The Code name is X-terminator- The investigation satrted after Camp Lejenue officials were alerted that a large number of service members were frequently clubs about 40 miles south of the camp in Wilmington where designer drugs were prevalent.
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Today marked another major step forward for one of Bedford County's biggest employers.
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Barr Laboratories dedicated its new 7-million dollar warehouse and quality control laboratory at its facility in Forest.
Company officials say a rapidly growing market for off-patent generic medicines and other pharmaceuticals has helped spur their success.
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((BRUCE DOWNEY/BARR LABS CEO: I THINK OUR BUSINESS HAS DONE VERY WELL, AND CERTAINLY BECAUSE OF THE QUALITY OF THE WORKFORCE AND THE QUALITY OF THIS FACILITY, WHENEVER WE EVALUATE WHERE TO EXPAND, THE FOREST FACILITY COMES UP VERY HIGH AND SO WE'VE DIRECTED A LOT OF DOLLARS TO THIS FACILITY.))
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The expansion will create about 65 new jobs.. Barr Labs already employs nearly 300 people.
Local and state economic development grants helped convince the company to invest in its Forest facility.
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In Healthcheck tonight, a program is helping young children overcome language difficulties. An eight-week clinic at Radford University is using individual and group therapy sessions to develop skills needed for speech and expression.
As News 7's Rachel Cannon explains, the key to this program's approach is a good book...
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((NATS 1:10:54 Four and a half-year-old Samantha Allen is marching and learning at the same time. She needs help with her vocabulary, which now just consists of two words. Her dad says participating in the Waldron College summer clinic is already helping.
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((MORGAN ALLEN/PARENT; SHE'S NOT TALKING YET BUT SHE'S VERBALIZING A LOT SINCE SHE'S TAKEN THIS CLASS, SHE'S GOTTEN A LOT LOUDER IN HER SPEAKING ABILITY AND THAT TYPE STUFF AND THE WORDS SHE DOES KNOW SHE SAYS WITH MUCH MORE CONFIDENCE.))

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In Samantha's case, problems with vocalizing her thoughts stems from a brain condition. Others in the clinic have childhood language disorders or are hearing impaired.
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((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; BOOKS ARE THE MAIN FOCUS IN THIS PROGRAM IT HELPS THE CHILDREN DEVELOP THEIR LANGUAGE AND SPEECH, AND THEN THEY GET TO TAKE THEM HOME, IT ENABLES THE PARENTS TO HELP THEM CONTINUE THEIR PROGRESS.))
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((PAT ROSSI/CLINIC DIRECTOR; THE CHILDREN READ THE STORIES AND THEN ALL DAY LONG WE DO ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE STORY.))
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A new book is introduced each week and each book provides material for 8-hours of therapy. Sessions are done in groups and on an individual basis.
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((SHE GETS A LOT OF THERAPY HERE AND A LOT OF THERAPY IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND PRIVATE SOME THERAPY AS WELL.))
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Going beyond the regular classroom is what Director Pat Rossi says this program is all about. She says the individual attention the children receive makes the biggest impact.
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An observation room allows parents to watch therapy techniques. Because of that, Allen says both he and Samantha are learning. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Radford.))

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The wife of heavy metal musician Ozzy Osbourne is having surgery today for cancer.
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A spokeswoman for Sharon Osbourne says the operation should be completed early tonight.
She is not saying what kind of cancer Osbourne has or where the surgery is taking place.
But she did reveal that it is considered a treatable form of the disease.
Sharon Osbourne achieved her own level of fame as one of the stars of the M-T-V series, "The Osbournes."
Her illness has forced the postponement of two of Ozzie's concerts in Washington and Pittsburgh.
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Coming up a little later, a Florida farmer is trying to get the goat of some Dale Earnhardt fans,
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[VO] but first, Patrick Evans will tell us how a local theater is welcoming back a long time summer favorite.
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They call Rockbridge County "Stonewall Country", and if you spend anytime at the Lime Kiln theater this summer you'll find out exactly why.
This amazing play enters it's 18th season with a special preview tonight.
Patrick Evans sneaked into a dress rehearsal and files this report.
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One of the top seeded women loses at Wimbledon. We'll have the details after the break,
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Also zoologist Jack Hanna will have some advice for people who are traveling their pets.
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On Wall Street today, bargain hunters helped pushed the stocket markets higher in advance of the holiday break.
Ed Crane has more in our Marketwatch report.
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A four-month-old goat with a curious birthmark has fans of the late racing star Dale Earnhardt flocking to a north Florida farm to get an up-close look.
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The brown goat named Lil' Dale, was born with a distinctive white number-three on her right side. That just happens to be the number of Earnhardt's race car.
His owner says the goat was born with the number -- and that the marking was not painted on, shaved on, or otherwise manufactured.
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He says Lil' Dale probably has a career in advertising ahead of her.


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Good afternoon everyone welcome to your two minute ticker. Winston Cup drivers are gearing up for this weekend's Pepsi 400 at Daytona and Elliott Sadler is making headlines once again.
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Sadler will be headed to Robert Yates Racing in 2003 but, according to an article on NASCAR.com, the move will not be at the expense of Ricky Rudd. The sources says that instead, Sadler could acquire the M & M's sponsorship and become a teammate of Rudd and Dale Jarrett as a third team in the Yates racing program. Sadler has been the topic of rumors since he was released from his Wood Brother s contract this season.
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The ruling is final. This morning, Indy League president Tony George rejected the appeal of the controversial Indianapolis 500 finish between Helio Castroneves and Paul Tracy, declaring Castroneves the race winner.
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Ending the feud, which has gone on for a little over a month, George concluded that the split-second decision by the League's vice president Brian Barnhart - that Tracy's pass of the Brazilian driver occurred after the yellow caution flag flew - was unappealable and that even if it was, Barnhart still made the right call. This win is Castroneves' second straight Indy 500 victory.
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The Salem Avalanche begins a nine game road swing beginning tonight in Lynchburg where the Avs will take on the Hillcats in a three game set.
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Salem has won six in a row at Salem Memorial Stadium and seems calm, cool and collected about traveling for the next 12 days.
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The Avs face a Lynchburg team that is second in the Carolina League in hitting. The Hillcats have a .273 team batting average and their pitching staff is first in the league in least number of homeruns given up.
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That's it for the ticker, coming up at six, Ronde Barber talks about playing under new Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coac

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If you are like many people, you will be traveling this weekend. According to the Travel Industry Association of American, more than 10 million people are traveling this weekend with their pets. But before you hit the road with your dog or cat, there are a few things you will want to consider. Animal expert Jack Hanna has more.
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