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Coming up on News 7-
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For many Virginians there was no better place to spend Independence day than at one of the homes of Thomas Jefferson.
After a year long battle with kidney failure Barry White passes away this morning.
And it's being called a blob --an unknown creature that washed ashore in Chile.
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News 7 is next.

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Fireworks both planned and unplanned at this year's Music for Americans celebration in Roanoke, as sparks fly between organizers and political groups.
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton.

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The annual Music for Americans in downtown Roanoke offered up something old and something new this year. And as Myranda Stephens tells us there were a few surprises as well.
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((It's not called Music for Americans for nothing. But unlike the traditional patriotic tunes, this year's celebration included songs for every generation, from Elvis Presley to Christina Aguilera.
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((I'VE TALKED TO A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO TELL ME THIS SHOW IS SO COOL NOW. 42 WE LOVE IT AND YET THOSE DIE-HARD PATRIOTIC TYPES THINKS THE BALANCE THAT WE HAD WAS ALSO VERY NICE FOR ALL GENERATIONS 49)) [NATS OF PETITIONERS] Something else new this year...no political campaigning. Petitioners for Save Victory Stadium and supporters for political candidate Stephen Emick quickly found that out as they were escorted off the property just before the show began.
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((DUANE HOWARD/CITIZENS FOR A SENSIBLE STADIUM: EVERY FOURTH OF JULY AT VICTORY STADIUM YOU ALWAYS SEE CAMPAIGNERS. IT'S LIKE APPLE PIE AND CHEVROLET, AMERICANA 38))
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((ANN EMICK/SUPPORTERS FOR STEPHEN EMICK: IT'S ALWAYS BEEN ALRIGHT. I MEAN I'VE SEEN POLITICIANS HERE IN YEARS PAST, I GREW UP IN ROANOKE AND WE'VE SEEN POLITICIANS INSIDE THE STADIUM AND SPEAK TO PEOPLE AND PASS OUT PAMPHLETS AND I DON'T SEE WHAT THE REASON WAS THIS YEAR 37)) The reason...event producer Jan Wilkins says...was that it just wasn't the time or the place.
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((WE FELT THAT IT WAS INAPPROPRIATE FOR THEM TO COME UNANNOUNCED AT LEAST, AND SIT DOWN AT OUR ENTRY WAYS EVEN THOUGH THERE CAUSE MAY BE NOBLE IT'S NOT THE CAUSE IT WAS THE WAY IT WAS HANDLED 50)) While the incident sparked a few fireworks of its own, it was the real fireworks display that stole the show. [NATS OF FIREWORKS] Myranda Stephens, News 7, Roanoke. ))

[5Lexington]


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Earlier today in Lexington air balloons and colorful bicycles played a part in the city's Independence Day celebration.
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Morning fog delayed the start of the B- B-& T Balloon Rally, but soon the the sky cleared, and the hot air balloons rose from the VMI Parade Ground.
Now in its eighth year, the balloon rally has become a July fourth tradition in Lexington.
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((LARRY BROOMALL/SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB: AND YOU SEE A LOT OF AMERICAN FLAGS ON THE BALLOONS AND AROUND HERE. IT'S A SPECIAL DAY AND EVERYONE APPRECIATES IT THAT WAY.))
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Patriotism was also on parade in downtown Lexington, where Uncle Sam was riding high on his unicycle.
He was followed by a few hundred children, who decorated their bikes with flags and patriotic streamers. They pedalled their way from the Rockbridge Regional Library to the campus of Washington and Lee University.
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Few things are more American than a parade on the Fourth of July.. and in Campbell County, they know how to throw one.
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Hundreds of people lined Route 24 in Concord for the annual Ruritan Fourth of July parade.
Young and old alike were treated to a lineup that included emergency vehicles, motorcycles, band music.. and even a patriotic animal or two.
In fact, just about everyone had a splash of red, white and blue on them.. many said they felt it was important to display their patriotism after this year's war in Iraq.
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A Christiansburg man is showing his patriotism in his yard.
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John Harmon retired from the Army in 1973 after serving for more than 21-years. But he's now traded in his military skills for woodcarving. Harmon says it took him about a week to make these servicemen statues, which will be added to his vast collection of other carvings.
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((JOHN HARMON/RETIRED SOLDIER: WELL I JUST SAW IT IN THE BOOK AND I'M RETIRED SO IT GIVES ME SOMETHING TO DO 624))
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Harmon picked up his hobby two years ago...he says he has no idea how many carvings are in his collection.
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As part of the Fourth of July festivities, Downtown Roanoke almost looked like a parking lot earlier today.


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The second annual Star City Motor Madness cruised into the city's market drawing thousands of spectators.
Many cars were salvaged from a junk yard and turned into classics.
Proud owners showed off their labors while admirers enjoyed a sunny Fourth of July looking at these unique cars.
Proceeds from the event go to the Virginia Museum of Transportation Automotive Gallery.
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One of the MEN most responsible for why we have a Fourth of July to celebrate spent a good portion of his time in central Virginia.
At Poplar Forest, thousands of people turned out to learn more about Thomas Jefferson and his contributions to our country.
Steve Smallshaw brings us the sights and sounds of today's celebration.
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((HAVE A FLAG WHILE YOU DECIDE WHERE TO GO. ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.))
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((I WANT TO WELCOME YOU TO THOMAS JEFFERSON'S POPLAR FOREST. OF COURSE, MR. JEFFERSON WAS THE DRAFTER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE SO YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME ON THE RIGHT DAY.))
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((KAREN SHERBIN/POPLAR FOREST: THIS IS A WONDERFUL WAY TO REALLY CELEBRATE AMERICA. IT GIVES PEOPLE AN IDEA OF WHY WE HAVE THIS COUNTRY TO BEGIN WITH. THOMAS JEFFERSON AND ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO SWORE ALLEGIANCE TO FREEDOM AND THEY WORKED VERY HARD AT IT TO FORM A NEW COUNTRY WHICH WE'RE ALL BENEFITTING FROM TODAY.))
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((SHERBIN: THIS YEAR'S ALSO VERY SPECIAL BECAUSE WE'RE CELEBRATING THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION. SO WE HAVE SOME WONDERFUL LIVING HISTORY INTERPRETERS HERE TO HELP BRING ALIVE THE STORY OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION, WHICH REALLY BEGAN BECAUSE OF THE VISION OF JEFFERSON WHO WANTED TO EXPAND DEMOCRACY ACROSS THE NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT.))
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((AS IT TURNED OUT, THEY DID HAVE ONE FATALITY.. ONE GUY DIED OF APPENDICITIS.))
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((SHERBIN: IT'S A SPECIAL HOOK TO BRING PEOPLE TO POPLAR FOREST. A LOT OF TIMES WHEN YOU HAVE A NATIONAL TREASURE IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD YOU TEND TO FORGET. BUT THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO REMIND PEOPLE WE'RE HERE. SO THERE'S A LOT HERE AND THE FOURTH OF JULY IS ONE OF THE BEST DAYS TO FIND THAT OUT.))
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Still to come on the newscast, Supreme Court Justice Sandra (SAND-druh) Day O'Connor escapes a dangerous fall...
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and the man with that deep, soulful voice passes away. We'll take a look at the life of Barry White in just a minute.

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There is new evidence that Saddam Hussein may still be alive. This as U-S troops continue to come under attack in Iraq.
Aleen Sirgany has detials.
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(((nats....) LOCATOR: DAYTON, OH
AS PRESIDENT BUSH CELEBRATED INDEPENDENCE DAY IN OHIO -- PRESSING INTERNATIONAL ISSUES WERE NOT WAITING FOR HIS RETURN TO THE OVAL OFFICE.

(Nats: Iraq)

IN IRAQ... U-S TROOPS CAME UNDER ATTACK AGAIN FRIDAY. A SNIPER'S BULLET TOOK ONE SOLDIER'S LIFE AS HE STOOD GUARD IN BAGHDAD. 18 MORE AMERICAN SOLDIERS WERE WOUNDED AFTER REBELS LAUNCHED MORTARS INTO THEIR BASE.

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mortar rounds were reported as to landing within the vicinity. One landed inside the perimeter. "
HOURS LATER U.S. TROOPS KILLED 11 IRAQIS WHO AMBUSHED A CONVOY. NO AMERICANS WERE HURT BUT WITH NEW ATTACKS COMING EVERY DAY -- U-S COMMANDERS BELIEVE HUNTING DOWN SADDAM HUSSEIN IS CRUCIAL.
AN AUDIOTAPE AIRING ON AL-JAZEERA TELEVISION SUGGESTS THE FORMER IRAQI LEADER IS STILL ALIVE. (nats) THE VOICE, PURPORTED TO BE SADDAM'S -- WARNS, HE'S STILL IN IRAQ - PLANNING MORE DEADLY ATTACKS.

(Nats: Liberia Protests)

AND WHILE THE UNREST IN IRAQ CONTINUES -- THERE IS MORE TURMOIL IN THE AFRICAN NATION OF LIBERIA. PROTESTERS ARE SEEKING TO OUST PRESIDENT CHARLES TAYLOR....WHO'S BEEN INDICTED ON WAR CRIMES.

(nats...taylor "I will step down....")

ON FRIDAY TAYLOR AGREED TO LEAVE OFFICE, BUT ONLY AFTER AN INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING FORCE IS IN PLACE......A FORCE THAT COULD INCLUDE U-S TROOPS.
STANDUP CLOSE: SENIOR SECURITY ADVISORS ARE SAID TO BE DIVIDED ON WHETHER TO SEND IN AMERICAN FORCES INTO LIBERIA. PRESIDENT BUSH IS SET TO KICK OFF A FIVE-NATION TRIP TO AFRICA ON MONDAY. AS, CBS, WASHINGTON. ))

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Supreme Court Justice Sandra (SAND-druh) Day O'Connor had a close call today, and it was not in the court room.


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At this morning's dedication ceremonies at the National Constitution Center a large peice of wood and steel stage frame came crashing down, narrowly missing O'Connor's head. It happened as people were pulling ribbons to reveal artwork. O'Connor was at the ceremony as the recipient of the Liberty Medal, an award meant to honor people whose actions represent the founding principles of the U-S. O'Connor was not hurt, but one man was struck on the head, and Philadelphia's Mayor and a Pennsylvania Senator were both hit in the arm.
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Sultry singer Barry White died today at the age of 58 after a year long battle with kidney failure.
Anne McDermott takes a look back his career that spanned three decades.
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Still to come, we'll have a Fourth of July fireworks treat a little later in the newscast.
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and also, this blob washed up on a Pacific Coast, but nobody is sure exactly what it is. We'll try to explain in a just a bit.
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While the nation is celebrating 227 years of existence, one Radford woman is celebrating her birthday today as well...she's 105-years-old. Myranda Stephens has more.
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((It's one thing to live to be a century old,
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[RUNS05] ((REPORTER: HOW DO YOU STAY LOOKING SO GOOD? STELLA FERRELL: I DON'T KNOW THAT.)) but try adding on another five years. For Stella Ferrell the secret is in her green thumb.
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[RUNS12] ((VOICE OF STELLA'S GRANDDAUGHTER: GRANDMA? WHAT IS YOUR SECRET TO LIVING SO LONG?. STELLA: (LAUGHS) BEING OUTDOORS. WORKING.)) Stella grew up in Radford and graduated from R-U in 1917. To this day, she proudly wears her class ring. After college, Stella worked at a bank in Riner, but was let go when the man she replaced returned from the war.
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[RUNS13] ((FIRST WORLD WAR THEY TOOK ALL THEM BOYS AWAY AND PUT ME IN THE BANKS.)) Stella and her husband John later had three children. Alma, the oldest surviving child, says she has always tried to follow in her mom's footsteps.
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[RUNS08] ((SHE ALWAYS LIVED A GOOD CHRISTIAN LIFE THAT'S THE MAIN THING. AND SHE WAS GOOD TO HER CHILDREN 148)) Who in turn gave Stella five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Afterall, working in the garden is just one of the things that's kept her going. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Radford.))




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Henry County's new economic director is already well known in the area.
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Beth Braswell has been the county's Vice President of Marketing for the Office of Commerce since November 2001.
The Board of Supervisors has now promoted her to economic developer.
She plans to work to diversify the economy while still working with Henry County's troubled textile industry.
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((BETH BRASWELL/ECONOMIC DIRECTOR: IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU ARE VERY CLOSE TO THE COMPANIES THAT YOU HAVE AND YOU WORK HARD TO MAKE SURE THOSE COMPANIES ARE SUCCESSFUL AND DO WHATEVER YOU CAN NOT ONLY TO HELP THEM MAINTAIN WHAT THEY HAVE BUT TO HELP THEM GROW.))
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Braswell takes over for Wayne Sterling who recently resigned to take a similar position in Kentucky.
Braswell worked for Sterling in South Carolina before coming to Henry County.
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Her contract with the county is for two years.
Her salary is less than half of the 200-thousand dollars Sterling was making.

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It's not from outer space, at least scientists don't think so...
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...but it is a "blob." This 40 foot long gray mass washed up on Chile's Southern Pacific Coast. At first it was mistaken for parts of a beached whale, but whale experts say that is not possible. Italian and French zoologists (ZOE-All-uh-JUSTS) say the find, matches the description of a bizarre specimen found in Florida in the nineteenth century. Others dispute that conclusion and say it is just whale blubber, either way scientist cut samples that will be tested.
Until someone can figure out exactly what it is, it's just being called, "the blob."
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The Appalachian League season is barely two weeks old. Danville and Martinsville are the only two teams in the East Division with winning records.
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Tonight the D-Braves visited Hooker Field in Martinsville for some Fourth of July festivities. Chance Douglass took the hill for the Stros with a microscopic ERA of .75 in two starts.
We pick it up in the top of the first with Danville on top 1-nothing. Josh Burruss singles up the middle to drive in Scott Shade putting the Braves up by 2.
Douglass then tries to work out of the inning without allowing any more damage. He fans Dominique Partridge to get it done.
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To the third now. Shade smokes a triple to right field, scoring Matt Esquivel all the way from first and it was 3-nothing Danville. The Braves went on to win it 5 to 1.
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To the majors, where Andruw Jones smacked his 22nd homerun of the season for Atlanta against Montreal. Jones also added an RBI single as the Braves came from behind to beat the Expos by a final of 8 to 6. Russ
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Ortiz picked up his eleventh win of the year.
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Dale Earnhardt, Junior reasserted his prowess at the Daytona International Speedway tonight, winning his 3rd Busch race of the season in his third start of the season.
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Little 'E' started on the pole for this one, and that's exactly where he stayed all night long.
Midway thru the race, Larry Hollenbeck didn't want to go a lap down, so he wrecks Mike Bliss trying to stay in the lead pack. Both go on a spin o rama and Bliss isn't a very happy camper.
Later, Chase Montgomery and Damon Lusk get together to bring out another yellow flag.
There wasn't much drama down the stretch. Dale, Junior led all 100 laps of the event, and held off Michael Waltrip to take the checkered flag in the Winn Dixie 250.
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The ACC expansion talk has started to die down finally. Virginia Tech will spend one more season in the Big East, and then it will be time for the Hokies to focus on a new league and new competition.
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Seth Greenberg has been called the biggest winner, but the new men's basketball coach faces perhaps the biggest challenge knowing he must play the likes of Duke, Maryland, North Carolina State and Wake Forest.
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On the women's side, Bonnie Henrickson enters the ACC with a bigger arsenal. Her Hokies are 3 and 3 against the Virginia Cavaliers over the last six years and tech has reached the post season in each of her six seasons in Blacksburg.


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With NFL training camps just around the corner, several players from around the Commonwealth are hoping to make an impression, including Richmond native and former Virginia Cavalier Billy McMullen who heads to camp with Donovan McNabb and the Eagles on July 25th. He knows that the NFL is a whole different ballgame.
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McMullen has been working out in Richmond this summer since mini-camp, to get ready for the accelerated pace of the pro game.
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Coming up tomorrow, we'll hear from McMullen's former Cav teammate Merrill Robertson, who will also be in camp with Philly as a free agent.


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Mhari McKay of Scotland leads the US Women's Open after two rounds at 6-under par, but Lynchburg's Donna Andrews isn't far behind.
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Andrews started hot today, making birdie on three of the first five holes today. Then check out the nice save from the sand at 14. Andrews would tap that in for par.
Only a triple bogey at 16 kept her from a great round. She fired a 72 and sits at 1-under, just five shots back of the lead headed to the third round.
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[Fireworks]


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We leave you tonight with a view of the fireworks over Victory Stadium in Roanoke. We hope you've had a happy and safe Fourth of July. That will do it for News 7 at 11, good night.
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