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Today on News 7, an American truck driver admits he was an al-Qaida operative with plans to strike targets in New York.
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Also some residents of the region are told they should boil their water before they drink it.
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A cold front will arrive tomorrow with some early showers and then a mix of clouds and sun will cover the rest of the day. Details and the latest beach forecast just ahead.

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Also today the National D-Day Memorial is making a financial comeback.
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We'll look at a new solution to an age old problem for children.
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Plus officials with Virginia Tech say the school has NOT been offered membership in the A-C-C... yet. News 7 at 5 is next.

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A truck driver admits to helping terrorists plot to blow up a major U-S bridge.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Authorities say the man was part of an Al Qaida plot to attack a major U-S bridge- possibly the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.
The man is a truck driver from Ohio who the feds say was leading a double life.
Aleen Sirgany now with more from Washington.
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(( A BRIDGE IN NEW YORK, POSSIBLY THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE... SAY THE FEDS .. COULD HAVE BEEN THE SITE OF ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK. THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY OHIO TRUCK DRIVER IYMAN FARIS WAS PLANNING TO SABATOGE THE BRIDGE AND DERAIL TRAINS. THE BRIDGE PLOT APPARENTLY FELL APART WHEN HE REALIZED THE BRIDGE'S STRUCTURE WAS TOO STRONG AND ITS SECURITY TOO TIGHT. JOHN ASHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERAL He sent a coded message to his Al Qaida contact which stated, "The weather is too hot."
FARIS, ALSO KNOWN AS MOHAMMED RAUF, PLED GUILTY TO TERRORISM CHARGES AND NOW FACES UP TO 20 YEARS IN JAIL.
ASHCROFT: FARIS LED A SECRET DOUBLE LIFE, HE TRAVELED TO PAKISTAN, AGAINST AMERICA. HE REPORTEDLY TOOK HIS ORDERS DIRECTLY FROM A SENIOR AL-QAIDA MEMBER -- KHALID SHAIKH MOHAMMAD -- WHO IS ALSO IN U.S CUSTODY OVERSEAS AND IS SAID TO BE PROVIDING VALUABLE INTELLIGENCE ON OSAMA BIN LADENS TERRORIST GROUP. ASHCROFT TO OUR ENEMIES......HOMEGROWN. BORN IN KASHMIR, FARIS CAME TO THE U.S IN THE 1990S AND BECAME A CITIZEN IN 1999. AS PART OF THE PLEA AGREEMENT, HE HAS AGREED TO COOPERATE WITH THE FEDS. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBSNEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Nearly 170 customers of a private water company in Alleghany County are being told to bring water to a boil before drinking it.
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The Virginia Department of Health is warning about ground water contamination caused by heavy rains in the Valley Ridge Water Company's supply. County Supervisor Doodlebug Dressler owns the spring, and has been ordered to either filter the water, find another source, or abandon the spring and connect the area to another waterworks.
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((WAYNE HONTS/ALLEGHANY CO. RESIDENT; SUPPOSED TO HAVE A FILTER GOING IN, BUT MR. DRESSLER HASN'T MADE ANY EFFORTS TO START ON IT, AS FAR AS I KNOW. HE HASN'T INFORMED US, THE ONLY THING HE HAS INFORMED US WAS HE'S PUTTING WATER METERS IN, SAID THE WATER WAS GOOD DOWN HERE.))
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Alleghany County High School, the Jackson River Technical Center, two medical clinics, a country club, and dozens of homes are connected to the spring. Dressler has not returned our phone calls seeking comment.
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All the rain has left high levels of bacteria at a popular Smith Mountain Lake spot.
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The health department is issuing a water quality advisory for the Crazy Horse Campground and Marina.
Officials advise people not to swim, wade or water ski there until the advisory is lifted.
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The same warning is still in effect for the lakes upper Blackwater River section.

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Virginia Tech officials say if they got an offer to join the A-C-C, then someone forgot to tell them.
The Associated Press reported yesterday that the A-C-C presidents have included the Hokies in their expansion plans, along with Miami, Syracuse and Boston College.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens has more on Tech's reaction. Jean, I spoke with Tech board of visitors rector John Rocovich earlier today,
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and he says he's unaware of any offer Tech has gotten to be apart of the expansion mix.
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In fact, he says he's puzzled by these rumors and he would like to meet the person or persons responsible for spreading them. He went on to say that if the opportunity came for Tech to join the conference, he would be interested in exploring the option, but he can NOT speculate on something that doesn't exist.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL] His words echoe a statement the university put out this morning regarding the issue, which says Virginia Tech has NOT been extended an offer, either formally or informally, to join the Atlantic Coast Conference. We do not know if one is forthcoming. We are not in a position to comment on news reports.
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He says Tech can not comment on rumors, innuendos, and intimations.
The school will wait and see what the ACC wants to do. Reports also said that Tech President Charles Steger was supposed to speak with board members today to gauge their feelings on whether the university should accept the offer.
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But, Jean according to Rocovich, that too was news to him.

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After two nights of rioting, police officers in Michigan got a break last night. Now they hope the peace will last.
We'll have the details after the break.
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Also we'll tell you about some good news for the National D-Day Memorial.
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Tonight is the test in Benton Harbor Michigan.
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That's according to police there who say with no rain in the forecast they're gearing up for possible rioting.
Things were much calmer last night and police hope tonight will be quiet but they will be out patrolling.
The violence began on Monday after a motorcyclist crashed and died during a police chase.
Police say the reports that the patrol car hit the motorcycle are most likely not true.
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((FROM MY INFORMATION THEY WERE NEVER WITHIN THREE BLOCKS OF THIS MOTORCYCLE, NOT AT THAT SPEED. THERE IS NO WAY AN OFFICER CAN CATCH UP WITH A HIGH PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE THAT'S GOING ACROSS THE TREE LINE AND BACK INTO THE STREETS.))


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Last night police did respond to an arson which caused major damage and one person was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.
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The Air Force will not court martial the pilots involved in last years accidental bombing of Canadian troops.
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Majors Harry Schmidt and Willium Umbach (UHM-bak) had been facing involuntary manslaughter and other charges. They would have faced up to 64 years in prison if convicted.
The bombing of Canadian troops in Afghanistan killed four Canadian troops.
The mother of one of the dead says she's not suprised with the Air Force decision. She says she wants the pilots barred from flying.
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It's another step on the road to solvency.. the National D-Day Foundation is no longer in bankruptcy.
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A federal judge today released the memorial from Chapter 11 bankruptcy as the final step in the process to repay its creditors.
The foundation still owes about three and a half million dollars in construction and design debts.. but it has a court-approved plan to pay that off in the next few years.
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((BILL MCINTOSH/D-DAY FOUNDATION PRESIDENT:WE DON'T SEE ANY IMPEDIMENT TO DOING THAT. I DON'T WANT TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT THIS IS EASY, THERE'S NOTHING EASY ABOUT IT, OR THAT IT'S GOING TO BE OVER IN A HURRY, BUT WE HAVE ALL THE PIECES IN PLACE TO ALLOW US TO SUCCESSFULLY TO PURSUE IT.))
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Legally, the foundation has five years to satisfy its debts to Coleman-Adams Construction and architect Byron Dickson.
McIntosh says several major gifts may be forthcoming now that the organization is out of bankruptcy.
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Millions of children suffer from middle ear fluid build up each year.
Often the first symptom is hearing loss.
While it mends itself in some children, it could mean surgery.
But as Dr. Sean Kenniff tells us, a new device may offer an easier solution.
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((THIS YEAR-- 4-YEAR OLD JOSEPH CASTELLO IS HEARING THE SOUNDS OF SPRING LIKE NEVER BEFORE
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(COVERED AT TOP) HE HASNT COMPLAINED ONCE ABOUT HIS EARS. I CAME BACK FOR THE FOLO-UPS-NO FLUID.
FLUIDWHICH HAD COLLECTED IN JOSEPHS MIDDLE EAR WAS CAUSING HEARING LOSSAND DELAYING HIS SPEECH. A THERAPIST FINALLY RECOMMENDED HE TRY AN EXPERIMENTAL DEVICE DESIGNED TO HELP THE BODY GET RID OF ITWITH
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THE HANDHELD BATTERY-OPERATED MACHINE PUSHES AIR UP ONE NOSTRIL AT A TIME-AT A RATE THATS BASED ON THE LEVEL OF HEARING LOSS AND THE CHILDS AGE. THE AIR THEN FORCES ITS WAY UP THE EUSTACHIAN TUBE AND INTO THE MIDDLE EARTO HELP THE EAR -POP AND ELIMINATE THE FLUID BUILD-UP.

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ITS NOT REALLY INVASIVE. THERES NO SURGERY INDICATED HERE. NO SURGERY BEING CARRIED OUT HERE. NO ANTIBIOTICS-NO ANTIHISTAMINES.
DR. SEAN KENNIFF standup: DR. DANIEL ARICK AND HIS COLLEAGUE SHLOMO SILMAN - ARE ABOUT MID-WAY THRU THEIR FEDERALLY-FUNDED TRIAL OF THE DEVICE.

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00:38:54 FROM ALL THE SUBJECTS WE HAD - AFTER 7-MONTHS --THERE WAS ONLY ONE WHO CAME BACK WITH MIDDLE EAR FLUID.
JOSEPHS SO FAR -- IS GONE HE NO LONGER FACES THE TRADITIONAL EAR TUBE SURGERYAND HIS MOM KNOWS HE CAN HEAR HER-JUST FINE DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))


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Coming up next on the newscast, Brent Watts has some advice for gardeners who have a limited amount of space.
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If you have limited space to plant your garden, or live in an apartment with only a balcony for outdoor use, container gardening may be the best way for you to grow flowers and vegetables. Brent Watts has a few container gardening tips in this edition of Growin It'.
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Coming up today in Sports, we'll have more on Tech's possible move to the A-C-C.
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Then a little bit later, we'll see why an actor is challenging Prince William to a battle with magazine covers.
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After weeks of gains, investors on Wall Street cashed in on their profits today. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Thursday ticker. Virginia Tech officials say they're surprised the A-C-C would even entertain the idea of inviting the university to join them.
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Athletic officials won't speculate on whether they think the A-C-C will extend a formal invitation to Virginia Tech, but they did say that if Virginia Tech jumps conferences they'll make sure they follow the right procedure.
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Weaver says President Charles Steger immediately notified other presidents in the Big East after his conversation with an A-C-C representative. Coming up on News 7 at Six Travis Wells will have more from Jim Weaver and we'll hear what Senator George Allen thinks about the issue.
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Today, as expected Nascar made things official with new sponsor Nextel. The wireless giant will take over as the sponsor of racing's premier series starting next season.
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Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. were both on hand for the announcement this morning in New York. Nextel will spend 70 million dollars a season on racing for the next decade.
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A near no hitter, a two home run day from Gary Sheffield and the Phillies first win in 25 games when trailing after the seventh inning highligthed the Atlanta/Philadelphia game today.
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The Braves Mike Hampton took a no-hitter into the eighth before Marlon Byrd broke it up with a one-out single.
Jimmy Rollins one-out single in the bottom of the ninth gave Philadelphia a 3-to-2 win. Braves reliever John Smoltz suffered his first loss since May 29, 2002.
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The Roy Stanley Memorial Golf tournaments are almost here and if you want to play, their is still room!
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Please click on to your hometown station's web site at WDBJ7.com. The celebrity golf outing is next Friday the 27th at Hanging Rock.
At the celebrity event, you might just have a chance to ask recently retired NASCAR driver Rick Mast about Nextel taking over as primary sponsor of stock car racings biggest circuit
or you might be able to ask Express center Mike Peron about how playing teams from the west coast this coming season affects Roanoke.
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That's a wrap for your ticker, coming up at six, we will here from United States senator George Allen on Virginia Tech's possible jump to the ACC. Take care everybody.

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This weekend Britain's Prince William will turn 21.
And while he's certain to have a whale of a time, People magazine has put him on their list of the 25 hottest bachelors.
But is he the hottest?
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That'll be up to readers to decide.
William and actor Ashton Kutcher adorn different covers of the magazine's latest issue, but an online vote will determine which heartthrob will take the cake for THE hottest bachelor.
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No matter the outcome, William already has reason to celebrate.
Although his birthday's not until Saturday, school children in Wales got the party started early today with a birthday serenade in their native tongue.
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