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Today on News 7 at Five, an truck full of explosive materials overturns causing traffic problems on the Interstate.
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Plus civil rights leaders in Lynchburg want to see more being done to keep young people away from gangs.
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A bonus day as cooler temperatures arrived later than forecast. Tomorrow the best we can do is around 50. The complete weather story just ahead.

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Doctors treating a heart patient with stem cells may have made a major discovery.
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Former President Clinton is joining the cast of a television show and he is bringing Bob Dole with him.
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Plus in Sports, preparations are underway for the state wrestling tournament in Salem. News 7 at 5 is next.
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A overturned tractor trailer causes major problems on Interstate 77 near Wytheville. Motorists there should expect long delays.
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One northbound lane is now open and traffic is moving again along Interstate-77 although it's slow going, where a tanker truck carrying explosive chemicals overturned this morning.
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It happened around six-thirty, at milepost-43, north of Wytheville. Police say a trailer owned by Southern Blasting Service out of North Carolina, ran off the road, spilling ammonium nitrate and diesel fuel. Hazmat crews were immediately called-in to clean up the area. But, the spill was so dangerous, police closed the highway in both directions, and told workers at a nearby training center to evacuate the area.
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((SGT. TERRY MARSHALL: 25:20 WE'VE NEVER HAD ANYTHING QUITE THIS MAGNITUDE ANYWAY AND THIS DANGEROUS 25:24. IT'S VERY SERIOUS. AMMONIUM NITRATE IS EXTREMELY EXPLOSIVE AND THE LEAST LITTLE SPARK WILL PROBABLY SET IT OFF 23:20))
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One northbound lane has been reopened after more than 10-hours. The driver of the tanker, 32-year-old Chip Bare was not seriously hurt, but he was cited for reckless driving and failure to maintain a vehicle.
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The weather is blamed for a bad pileup on Interstate 95 in Massachusetts today.
Up to 100 cars and trucks were involved over a 10 mile span near the Rhode Island border..
Several people were hurt, but none of the injuries was life threatening.
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President Bush will take his meesage of a possible war to the American People tonight in a primetime news conference.
It comes on the eve of a U-N update on Iraqi disarmament.
Teri Okita reports from Washington.
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(( AS THE COUNTRY STANDS ON THE BRINK OF WAR, PRESIDENT BUSH STILL HASNT GARNERED THE KIND OF PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT HED LIKE. SO, TONIGHT, THE PRESIDENT WILL ADDRESS THE IRAQI CONFLICT AND HIS DETERMINATION TO DISARM BAGHDAD. ITS ONLY THE SECOND TIME, SINCE TAKING OFFICE, MR. BUSH HAS CALLED A PRIME-TIME PRESS EVENT. IT COMES JUST HOURS BEFORE U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS PRESENT THEIR LATEST FINDINGS TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL. TODAY, U-S AND BRITISH DIPLOMATS MADE AN 11TH HOUR ATTEMPT TO GET SUPPORT FOR A NEW RESOLUTION FOR MILITARY FORCE IN IRAQ.
Jack Straw/British Foreign Secretary: Theyve been wiggling for the last 12-years. And the result is: theyve been able to mock international community. BRITAIN IS CONSIDERING PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE RESOLUTION SETTING A FIRM DEADLINE FOR BAGHDAD TO COOPERATE OR FACE WAR. THAT MAY SATISFY DOUBTERS AND BUY IRAQ MORE TIME TO COMPLY. THE U-S HASNT RESPONDED TO THE U-K PROPOSAL YET, BUT BOTH STRAW AND SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL WHO SPOKE ON CAPITOL HILL TODAY SAY "DOING NOTHING" WOULD SEND A TERRIBLE MESSAGE TO TYRANTS EVERYWHERE. Colin Powell/Secretary of State: Are we going to allow Saddam to continue to use weapons because its too hard to go after the truth?
TRACK: AT THE U-N, THE U-S CONTINUES TO COURT THE SWING VOTES CHILE, GUINEA, CAMEROON, AND MEXICO. SO FAR, DESPITE INTENSE LOBBYING EFFORTS, THE U-S HASNT BEEN ABLE TO MUSTER THE NINE VOTES REQUIRED TO ADOPT A SECOND RESOLUTION. Teri Okita/Reporting:
The bigger countries remain the greatest challenge. China has now joined Russia, France, and Germany in questioning the need for another resolution. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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Lynchburg says it is making progress tackling youth crime and violence, but local minority leaders wonder whether more can be done.
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In his State of the City address last week, mayor Carl Hutcherson noted that two thirds of the city's known gang members are now in jail.
But some area ministers wonder what's happening to the others who aren't, especially the teenagers who spend their days on the streets.
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((GARNELL STAMPS/NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK: MONEY MUST BE APPROPRIATED SO THERE CAN BE ALTERNATIVES TO THIS KIND OF FOOLISH, ALMOST SUICIDAL ACTION WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE GUNS.))
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The group is also calling for cultural sensitivity training for the Lynchburg police department to avoid problems of racial profiling.
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Still to come on the newscast, doctors in Michigan may have made a major medical breakthrough as they help a young heart patient heal himself.
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Plus the foundation behind the National D-Day Memorial says it has a plan to emerge from bankruptcy.
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The D-Day Memorial is a step closer to getting out of bankruptcy.
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Officials say an agreement has been reached with creditors to pay off about four million dollars in debt over a five year period. The reorganization plan will be signed and filed with the bankruptcy court this week. D-Day Foundation officials say they're concentrating on the future of the Memorial.
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((BILL MCINTOSH/FOUNDATION PRESIDENT; WE HOPE FIRST AND FOREMOST TO TAKE CARE OF OUR DEBTS WE PLAN ON HAVING THE FOLLY COMPLETED ONCE THOSE TWO THINGS ARE DONE WE ANTICIPATE MOVING FORWARD WITH AN EDUCATION CENTER AND ULTIMATELY TO CREATE AND GROW AN ENDOWMENT.))
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Coleman-Adams Construction and Dickson Architects and Associates are the Memorial's two biggest creditors. Both companies say they have confidence in the Foundation and that payments will be made. Meanwhile, fundraising for the site continues, we take a look at new efforts on News 7 at 6.
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In a past when a heart was damaged, it can not be repaired.
Now doctors say they may have been successful at using stem cells to help a damaged heart repair itself.
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A 16 year old boy had a heart attack after a nail gun punctured his heart.
Doctors at William Beaumont Hospital in Michgian infused the organ with stem cells harvested from his own blood.
Now 12 days later the heart is showing signs of healing.
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The heart muscle cells, unlike most human cells, do not reproduce.
Doctors decided to try the experimental therapy because there did not seem to be any other way to treat the teen other than a heart transplant.
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The hospital hopes to proceed with clinical trials- in hopes the treatment will help people with heart attack damage.
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This time of year, many pet owners are not thinking about preventing rabies. But with more than 70 cases in Virginia already this year, maybe they should.
Joy Sutton has more on precautions they should be taking.
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It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. But as Brent Watts tells some paintings in Radford may be worth even more.
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Long before the days of photographs, paintings were used to document a location's history. During the 1800's, one artist did his part in capturing the communities around Southwest Virginia. Brent Watts takes a look at the dozens of prints on display in Radford.
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Coming up later in the newscast, Bill Clinton and Bob Dole say they want to make a point by joining the team on 60 Minutes.
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Plus we'll have the details as authorities say they've located Cher's hair.
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War worries had Wall Street experiencing a third sell-off in four days this week. The drop sent the Dow to a level not seen in five months.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to the Thursday ticker which starts on the wrestling mats.
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Today, 10 volunteers began preparing the Salem Civic Center for the group A and 2A state wrestling tournament. Filling the arena with the mats for the 44 single A and 64 double A schools was top priority.
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Wrestling begins tomorrow morning around 10 am as 448 wrestlers from the two classifications begin competition for a state title. While the athletes have been working hard, no one would sweat as much as the volunteers today.
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Fans are in for some of the most competitive high school wrestling in the last 10 years as several teams in both classifications have a shot at the team championship.
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The Roanoke Express is 34-20 and 4 this season and holding strong in third place in the tough Northeast Division. The team has won six of its last eight under interim head coach Tony MacAulay.
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The VMI basketball team will try to extend the stay in the school's final Southern Conference Tournament another day when the Keydets take on Davidson tonight in the second round. VMI knocked off Furman last night behind Ben Rand's 22 points. He will again have to be on his game against Davidson. The Wildcats are the defending Southern Conference champs. Tip-off in Charleston, South Carolina is set for six o'clock. Coming up at the top of the hour - Travis Wells checks in from the Big South tournament in Lynchburg. Plus, the UVa hoops team from the Big Dance to the play in game. Take care everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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Bob Dole and Bill Clinton will debate again- but this is not for an election- it's for the T-V show 60 minutes.
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The two will go head to head on world issues in a segment called Point Counterpoint.
Bill Clinton says the country needs a debate that's not a screaming match.
Dole says the debates can be firm and provactive without being nasty.
The Segment begins airing this Sunday here on your hometown station at Seven.
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Finally today Cher can flip her wig again, if she wants to.
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The teal and black wig that was stolen last month from her concert in Richmond was returned to police.
A woman turned in the wig that is worth between eight and ten-thousand dollars. She allegedly got it from another man.
Police say they think the two suspects were fans.
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