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Coming up on News 7 at 5 - A man claiming to be Saddam Hussein releases a tape warning of more deadly attacks.
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and Lexington had some high flying fun for the fourth. We'll check in there - along with other holiday celebrations in the area.
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It's a star spangled holiday weekend with hot picnic weather and excellent conditions for watching the fireworks later this evening. Details coming up.

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In Medical News - Diabetics with leg and foot pain may soon be able to take a walk without the pain.
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and scientists are scrambling to figure out exactly what a giant mass is that's beached in Chile.
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Plus we have the perfect spots for pyrotechnics across the region. News 7 at 5 is next. [Open]
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton in for Jean Jadhon.
The U-S is analyzing the authenticity of another tape from a person claiming to be Saddam Hussein. President Bush pointed to today's threats from Hussein as justification for war as he spoke to military families in Ohio.
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Meanwhile 18 American soldiers were wounded and the situation in Liberia is heating up. Aleen Sirgany has more.
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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.

SOT: SOT - MAJOR EDWARD BRYJA/U-S MILITARY SPOKESMAN "Three to four

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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The U-S isn't the only country celebrating its independence today --France is also-- by paying tribute to fallen American soldiers.
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Some 50 people laid roses on the graves on the more than 60-thousand Americans who lost their lives in France in World War I and II.
The French say this symbolic gesture of freedom is to honor the men and women who have sacrified their lives for the liberation of France.
Today's intiative was called, "The French will never forget." This year marks the 225th anniversary of the 17-78 treaty between the two nations.
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There were few better places to celebrate the July Fourth holiday today than the country home of the author of the Declaration of Independence.
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Thousands of people turned out for a day full of festivities at Poplar Forest in Bedford County.
Jefferson's retreat played host to a variety of living history interpreters who gave visitors a glimpse of early 19th-century life.
It was also a chance for people to learn a little more about Jefferson's involvement in the Lewis and Clark expedition 200 years ago.
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((KAREN SHERBIN/POPLAR FOREST: PEOPLE UNDERSTAND JEFFERSON AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, THEY KNOW ABOUT THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, BUT LEWIS AND CLARK IS SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY DON'T AS A MATTER OF COURSE HAVE AN APPRECIATION OF. SO THIS IS A REALLY GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO IMMERSE THEMSELVES IN THIS PIVOTAL EVENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY.))
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It was Jefferson who helped organize and fund the Lewis and Clark expedition to the Northwest.
Poplar Forest will have different events celebrating that bicentennial for the next three years.
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Like many other communities in western Virginia, Lexington will have a fireworks display later tonight.
But this morning, hot 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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In medical news - an experimental therapy could have many diabetics walking with ease
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[VO] and is it a whale, an octopus or just a blob? Scientists are trying to figure out what this beached mass really is.

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Sultry barriton singer Barry White has died.
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Officials say 58 year old White died today due to kidney failure from high blood pressure. He was undergoing dialysis at Cedars Sinai Medical Center iin Los Angeles at the time. White has been hosptialized since September.
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The bodies of three workers killed in a warehouse explosion in Kilgore, Texas were found this morning.
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The three employees had been missing since the blast occurred yesterday at the warehouse owned by Pyrotechnics by Lamb.
Authorities say it all started when some workers were packing and loading fireworks onto 18-wheelers.
The explosion leveled the building and destroyed several nearby homes.
The company was planning to use the fireworks to conduct several displays tonight.
Several other people were also injured in the blast.
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Many diabetics suffer from severe pain and numbness in their lower limbs - often making it painful to even walk.

But an experimental therapy is making each step a little easier. Doctor Mallika Marshall has details.
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((LIKE MANY DIABETICS, 73 YEAR-OLD JOAN SVETZ SUFFERS FROM NEUROPATHY - A PAINFUL CONDITION THAT IS CAUSED IN PART BY BLOCKAGES IN THE SMALL BLOOD VESSELS THAT SUPPLY THE NERVES IN THE LEGS. JOAN SAYS HER CONDITION BECAME SO PAINFUL, SHE COULD BARELY WALK.

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I LOOKED DOWN TO THE END OF MY DRIVEWAY AND I KNEW I WOULD NEVER BE TO GET THERE.. I COULDN'T WALK SO I KNEW I WAS IN TROUBLE
TRACK: SO JOAN IS OPTING FOR AN EXPERIMENTAL GENE THERAPY BEING STUDIED IN BOSTON. DOCTORS INJECT SPECIAL PROTEINS DIRECTLY INTO HER LEGS.

SOT:DR. ALLAN ROPPER/CARITAS ST. ELIZABETH'S MEDICAL CTR.

A LOT OF THESE INDIVIDUALS HAVE TERRIBLE PAIN IN THEIR FEET, SEVERE NUMBNESS AND SOME DEGRESS OF NUMBESS - WE'RE HOPING TO REVERSE AT LEAST A COMPONENT OF THAT
STANDUP: JOAN SAYS SHE'S ALREADY STARTING TO FEEL A DIFFERENCE SINCE SHE BEGAN RECEIVING THE INJECTIONS TWO MONTHS AGO.

SOT:JOAN SVETZ /TRIAL PARTICIPANT

OH YES, I'VE REGAINED SOME, I CAN MARCH OUT THE BACK DOOR AND INTO BIG GARDEN AND WORK OUT THERE
TRACK: THE RESEARCH INTO THIS GENE THERAPY WILL LAST ABOUT A YEAR. JOAN IS HOPING SHE CONTINUES TO FEEL BETTER...AND CAN MAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME-- TO THE END OF HER DRIVEWAY. DR. MALLIKA MARSHALL, CBS NEWS. ))


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A beached blob that turned up on a beach in Chile has scientist scrambling to figure out exactly what it is.
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Right now, the sea creature is being referred to as a "blob" because no one knows exactly what it is.
It washed up last week and was spotted by a group of people.
It's 40 feet long and grey and blubbery like a whale.
Chilean scientists are puzzled by the blob.
They thought it could be part of a whale carcass, but whale experts say it appears to be something else.
Some speculate it's a rare giant octopus reportedly sighted in Florida in the late 1800s.
The Chileans cut samples from it, hoping other scientists can shed light on the blob.
The samples are headed to labs in the U-S, France and Italy for analysis.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Robin will have our holiday weekend forecast.
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[VO] and most everyone knows Jefferson, Adams and Franklin signed the constitution - but many others made big sacrafices for freedom. We'll explain after the break.
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The Annual Music for Americans is now underway at Victory Stadium in Roanoke
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The event features music, Fireworks and activities for the family, all at NO cost.
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Myranda Stevens joins us live with what's in store for this year.
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When you ask most people who signed the constitution, they think of Jefferson, Adams and Franklin. But there were 53 other names on the declaration... and many soon found their lives torn apart because of their stance. Elain Quijano looks back at some of the men who have been nearly forgotten by history - but sacraficed a lot for freedom.
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Coming up - If you're looking for some festive fireworks displays tonight, we'll tell you where to go!
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And in sports- we'll check in on the Men's semifinals at Wimbledon.
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Good afternoon, Joy and welcome to your holiday ticker. Let's start at the All England Club with the men's semifinals at Wimbledon. The men's game has lacked star power in recent years, and today the matches weren't really competitive.
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Andy Roddick was overwhelmed by Roger Federrer who slammed a whopping 17 aces in the match to win it 7-6, 6-3, and 6-3, becoming the first Swiss man to reach a Grand Slam final.
In the other semi, Mark Phillipoussis watched his serve reach 131 miles per hour as he took care of Sebastian Grosjean by the same score of 7-6, 6-3, and 6-3 to reach Sunday's final.
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After all of the hype has faded over Virginia Tech's new membership IN the ACC, the Hokies will begin to focus on competing against some of the best competition in college sports.
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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, including four trips to the NCAA tourney.
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We finish up with some holdiay baseball from Cincinnati where the Mets Tom Glavine pitched 7 strong innings for his first victory since late May.
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Glavine got some offensive help from Jeromy Burnitz who crushed this three run homerun, a 444 foot job in the 7th to deep right center field.
Former Lynchburg Hillcat Jose Guillen went deep twice for the Reds, but that was it for Cincinnati as the Mets rolled by a final of 7 to 2.
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That's it for the ticker. Coming up tonight at six, Lynchburg's Donna Andrews is on the leaderboard at the U-S Women's Open, and former Cav Billy McMullen gets ready for Eagles training camp. We'll see you then everybody.[5-Firewor

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And finally today - if you are still not sure where to go for a sky lights spectacular tonight, here's a few ideas.
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A video may show Saddam Hussein alive,
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and something strange washes up on Chile's coast.
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[Closing Animation] Join us tonight on News Seven.