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[ANCHOR= Joy]

Coming up on News 7-

One Southwest Virginia community refuses to be washed away--that's why it's moving the entire town to higher ground.
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And many people worried about the West Nile Virus --are trying out a new zapper to get rid of pesky mosquitos.

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Tonight in sports, Jon Wood picks up his very first Truck Series win, the Tour de Lance is underway, and
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Serena Williams continues to dominate her big sister, winning her fifth Grand Slam title in the last 6 tries.
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[ANCHOR=Brent]
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Hazy, hot and humid are the words for the weekend. With scattered showers and thunderstorms still firing up this evening. We'll check out the radar and the 7-Day planner in just a bit. [Open]
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((DENNIS VAZQUEZ/HOLIDAY TRAVELER: TRAFFIC HASN'T BEEN TOO BAD RIGHT NOW.))
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More holiday travelers take to the roads but traffic isn't slowing them down.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton in for Teresa Hamilton.
We'll have more on that in just a few minutes, but first let's check in with Brent on the weather situation --several localities are dealing with severe thunderstorms.[First-Wx]
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[WEATHERPRO/FULL] TEMPS RADAR FORECAST [COMMERCIAL]

[Holiday-Travel]


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The Fourth of July holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the summer. And even though some are still leerie of air travel, it hasn't kept them from reaching their destinations-- near or far. Jennifer Wishon reports.
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[SUPER=01-Dennis Vazquez/Holiday Traveler; :08]
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((((NATS OF INTERSTATE 81)) Interstate 81 was bustling Saturday as holiday travelers made their way to see friends and family or simply returned home.
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[IN Q=So far it's good]

((DENNIS VAZQUEZ/HOLIDAY TRAVELER: SO FAR IT'S GOING GOOD. JUST STARTED EARLIER THIS MORNING AROUND 8:00, TRAVELING BACK UP TO NEW JERSEY.))
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Busy travel times usually fuel business for area travel agencies, but this year sales have been stagnant.
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((JIM CALLAWAY/CRUISE HOLIDAYS OWNER: OUR HOLIDAY BOOKINGS FOR THIS YEAR HAVE BEEN EQUAL TO THOSE THAT WE HAD LAST YEAR BUT WE HAVEN'T HAD THE GROWTH THAT WE WOULD ANTICIPATE WITH THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF SHIPS THAT ARE AVAILABLE.))


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Cruise Holidays in Salem organizes vacations for those who hope to set sail. The owner says the post 9-11 era still has some travelers leery of alternate modes of transportation. But if this year is anything like the last, the holiday season isn't all washed up just yet.
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((JIM CALLAWAY: WE'VE FOUND THAT PEOPLE TEND TO BOOK VACATIONS AND BOOK TRAVEL IMMEDIATELY AFTER A HOLIDAY AND WE THINK IT MIGHT BE BECAUSE PEOPLE MAY HAVE WHAT THEY MAY CALL BUYERS REMORSE.))
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((QUICK NATSOUND POP OF INTERSTATE))

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((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: ACCORDING AAA, AIR TRAVEL IS DOWN, MORE PEOPLE ARE TAKING TO THE ROADS AND SOME SAY DRIVING IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF THEIR VACATION TIME.))
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((PATSY SMITH/HOLIDAY TRAVELER: WE'VE MADE THIS TRIP SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE, BUT IT'S A LONG TRIP AND IT'S VERY TIRING BUT WE PREFER TO DRIVE RATHER THAN TO FLY BECAUSE YOU MISS SO MUCH OF THE COUNTRY SIDE IN BETWEEN THAT YOU USUALLY DON'T GET TO SEE.))
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Dennis Vazquez and his family say they too prefer to drive because it allows them to alter their schedule as they go.


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((DENNIS VAZQUEZ/HOLIDAY TRAVELER: WE JUST HAD LUNCH AND THEN GONNA KEEP GOING UP AND STOP AT A CAVERN OR SOMETHING.))

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And despite more people taking to the roads, travelers say traffic hasn't been a problem.
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((PATSY SMITH/HOLIDAY TRAVELER: SO FAR IT HASN'T BEEN TOO BAD. IT STARTED OUT VERY SLOW AND THEN WHEN IT GOT CLOSE TO THE NOON HOUR IT WOULD GET HEAVY IN SPOTS BUT THEN IT WOULD DISPERSE SO THERE'S NOT REALLY BEEN ANY DELAYS BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT DOING ANY OF THE ROAD CONSTRUCTION THAT WE'VE RUN IN TO.))
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And it's the road block in public sentiment the travel industry is hoping to break through in order to get more people out of their private vehicles and in to other modes of transportation for future holidays.


Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))[Poker-Run]


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Roanoke City police hope a ride down memory lane will be a lifesaver for the thousands in Southwest Virginia with Alzheimer's.
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The Police Department teamed up with the Roanoke Valley Harley-Davidson shop and the Roanoke Regional Alzheimer's Association today to host a 60 mile ride to raise money for "Project Lifesaver".
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((THE PROJECT LIFESAVER PLACES A TRANSMITTER ON PERSON WHO HAS ALZHEIMER'S OR OTHER FORM DEMENTIA. KIDS WITH DOWN SYNDROME OR WHO ARE AUTISTIC BECAUSE THEY TEND TO WANDER. THIS TRANSMITTER ALLOWS US TO TRACK THEM AND FIND THEM AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE ))
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Lawrence says with the baby boomers getting older there will be more of a need for services like project lifesaver.

It's estimated there are about 15-thousand people in Southwest Virginia with Alzheimer's.
Those who participated in memory ride 2003 had to pay ten dollars per bike and five dollars for passengers.
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An early morning fire destroyed a house in Southwest Roanoke.
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Officials say the two-alarm fire started around two-forty-five this morning on 27th street. The owners were not staying in the house because it was being remodeled, according to police. No one was hurt in the fire. Officials estimate the damage to be around 380-Thousand dollars. The cause is still under investigation.
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[VA-Malaria]


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Scientists say three malaria cases in Loudoun County last year were related - but the reasons given by the experts don't explain why so many mosquitos tested positive for the potentially fatal illness. Experts at the Centers for Disease Control reportedly say they believe one person was the source of three teenagers' infections. Officials say it's likely that one or more mosquitos bit someone while in Central or South America and then migrated to the Loudoun County area.
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The infected mosquitos then bit the three teens last summer. The findings don't explain why several pools of mosquitos tested positive for malaria last year in Loudoun and Montgomery Counties. Loudoun health officials say it's likely the positive mosquitos were infected from a different source because they were several miles away from where the teenagers were bitten.
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[Mosquito-Zappers]


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A new type of mosquito- zapper is flying off the shelves as customers hope to prevent West Nile Virus.
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Traditional bug- zappers have been around for years, but there's a new tool on the market that specifically targets mosquitos.
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((STEVE CARRIER/HOME DEPOT MANAGER: IT WILL WORK ON OTHER INSECTS, BUT IT IS MADE FOR MOSQUITOS IN PARTICULAR. WHAT IT IS, THERE'S A LITTLE CARTRIDGE THAT YOU CAN BUY THAT GOES ALONG WITH IT THAT CONTAINS OCTENOL, WHICH IS AN ATTRACTANT FOR THE MOSQUITOS.))
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The chemical in the cartridge makes the mosquitos think they are closing in on an animal. Carrier says his store has doubled orders for the zappers. He says sales increased when heavy spring rains spilled into early summer. There are a variety of "zapper" models that range in price from 5 dollars to 3- hundred- dollars. Last year 29- Virginians were infected with West Nile Virus, two people died.
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Coming up - a record breaking holiday puts the Salem Fair is off to a swinging start
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but first, This town is moving on up - for real. We'll explain after the break.
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One southwest Virginia town is making moves --literally. The town of Grundy is relocating to higher ground.
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The move has been in the planning for years in hopes of protecting Grundy from recurrent flooding.
The town is located in a flood zone and continues to be plagued by rising waters from Levisa (Luh-VYE-suh) Fork river.
In fact, several times Grundy has nearly been swept away by flood waters.
Officials hope moving the town will also improve the local economy. Already several national companies have asked about moving to the new part of the town.
Grundy is relocating to the opposite side of the river onto a leveled mountainside. When construction is complete, the town will be three times its current size.
The fire station was the first to relocate a few days ago. But the project could take up to 10 years to complete and cost more than 250-million dollars.
Grundy is a town of 11-hundred.
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A record breaking crowd attended the Salem Fair for the Fourth.
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Salem Civic Center officials say 40- thousand people visited the fair grounds. The event is celebrating its sixteenth year in Salem and over those years the fair has grown to be the second largest in the Commonwealth.
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((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER/DIRECTOR OF CIVIC FACILITIES: I THINK THE WEATHER IS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST DRAW RIGHT NOW. EVERYBODY'S BEEN COOPED UP SO LONG AFTER ALL THE RAIN AND MOISTURE AND THE TERRIBLY WET SPRING AND EARLY SUMMER THAT I THINK THEY'RE ENJOYING COMING OUT AND DOING THINGS.))
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Harveycutter says along with the rides, the food is also a big draw. There are also some new attractions this year.
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((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER: WE HAVE SOME NEW SHOWS, WE HAVE A WONDERFUL SHOW FOR THE KIDS, RAGS KIDS CLUB. IT DOES JUST A WONDERFUL SHOW TWO OR THREE TIMES A DAY. WE HAVE CACHUNGA THE ALLIGATOR THAT DOES THREE SHOWS WEEKENDS AND TWO ON WEEKDAYS AND THEN TEAM EXTREME WHICH IS A MOTORCYCLE ACT.))
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The fair usually generates about 150- thousand dollars for the city. Organizers say if people continue to come in record numbers they'll exceed that amount this year.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Still to come, We'll wrap up the week in business across our region -
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and we're workin' on a coal mine - or at least seeing how it's done. That story's just ahead when News 7 at 6 returns.
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There is a place in West Virginia where the sun never shines, the earth never dries and the stories never end. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young has the dirt on the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine.
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[RUNS:03] Jim Bilbrey spends a good chunk of his life underground. He's been in and around coal mines for 38-years.
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((JIM BILBREY/COAL MINE TOUR GUIDE: UNDERGROUND TO ME IS NO MORE THAN GOING IN MY HOUSE. I DON'T MIND BEING UNDERGROUND A BIT.)) [RUNS:07]
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Bilbrey is a tour guide at the Exhibition Coal Mine in Beckley, West Virginia. He and other guides, who share more than one hundred years of mining experience, routinely cart visitors 200 feet under the mountain. There they explain the process and the dangers of shoveling coal.
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((JIM BILBREY: THE FLAME IS STILL THE SAME SIZE. THAT SIMPLY MEANS YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY METHANE SO YOU'RE NOT GONNA GET BLOWED UP TODAY.)) [RUNS:08]
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The Beckley Mine operated for 20-years at the turn of the century. Nobody's quite sure why it was sealed in 1910. What they do know is that at 20-cents a ton, miners' pay was dependent on a strong back and skill with a shovel.
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((JIM BILBREY: YOU PUSH IT IN THE COAL GOOD AND DEEP AND WHEN YOU PICK IT UP YOU'VE GOT SOMEWHERE CLOSE TO 40 TO 50 POUNDS OF COAL AT A SCOOP.)) [RUNS40 to 50 pounds of coal at a scoop.] With tours running less than an hour, Bilbrey can only hope to...
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[RUNS:02 ] ...shed a little light on the business that's colored much of his life. But it's enough for visitors to unearth the secret of why he keeps coming back.
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((JIM BILBREY/COAL MINE TOUR GUIDE: IT'S LIKE THIS IS HOME.)) [RUNS:03]
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Shannon Young, News 7, Beckley, West Virginia.))

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There's no end in sight for I-T-T Night Vision employees on the picket line and victims of identity theft have a new secret weapon. News 7's Rachel Cannon has those stories in this week's Business Review.
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I-T-T Night Vision employees continue to strike. Now in its second week, workers want better health and pension rates. They also want to eliminate mandatory overtime.
Talks with the company are at a standstill.
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((JEFF MORAN/UNION EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER; WE'RE HERE TO GET A CONTRACT OK WE'RE HERE TO GET AN AGREEMENT WELL STAY AS LONG AS IT TAKES TO GET THAT. AS LONG AS THE COMPANY IS WILLING TO TALK WE'LL BE WILLING TO TALK.))
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ITT says it will not discuss contract details publicly. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore has a new weapon to fight identity theft. He's introducing a state passport card for victims of the crime. It can shield them from being arrested for crimes committed by someone else using their identity. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] [ran on thursday 7/3 not sure tape number at writing] Wal-Mart is now including gay workers under its anti discrimination policy. The decision doesn't affect benefits but sexual orientation will be added to the company's diversity awareness training. Wal-Mart is world's largest retailer is also the nation's largest private employer. For News 7, I'm Rachel Cannon and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))



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Coming up, the Williams sisters meet again in a Grand Slam final, truck racing from Kansas, and
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former Cav Merrill Robertson hopes to beef up the Eagles linebacking corps.
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Lets start on the grass across the pond where Serena Williams has now won the women's title at five of the last six Grand Slam tennis tournaments.
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She beat older sister, Venus, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in today's Wimbledon final at the All-England Club.
The abdominal strain that has been bothering Venus off and on for the past two months flared during the third set, and the velocity of her serves lost plenty of zip.
Serena has now won two straight Wimbledon titles and has won the last six matches against her sister. She holds a 7-to-5 edge over Venus in career meetings. Although Venus has won four major titles, she hasn't won a Grand Slam since the first all-Williams final at the 2001 U-S Open.
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Jon Wood qualified third for today's O'Reilly 250 at the Kansas Speedway. But the pride of Stuart was relegated to the back after blowing an engine during practice.
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Rookie Chris Horn found out that he wasn't in Kansas anymore after this spin with 83 laps to go. He finished 22nd.
Wood followed the yellow brick road though. Getting the lead with 27 to go when Brendan Gaughan pitted for service.
Wood then held off his Roush Teammate Carl Edwards getting to victory lane for the first time in his truck series career.
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On the diamond, the Yankees began the day with a three game lead on the Red Sox in the AL East. Roger Clemens was on the hill for the guys in pinstripes against his former teammate Ramiro Mendoza.
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The Sox jumped all over the Rocket today, putting this one to bed early.
David Ortiz went deep twice for Boston. He now has nine on the season, including three in this weekend series.
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Former Lynchburg Red Sock Trot Nixon also left the yard. For Nixon, it was his 13th bomb of the year. Boston went on to pound the Yanks 10 to 2.
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Last night we heard from former Cavalier Billy McMullen as he preps for Eagles training camp. He'll be joined by another former Hoo, Merrill Robertson. Robertson is a free agent who hopes to fill a hole in the linebacking corps. Gone are both Shawn Barber and Barry Gardner.
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Robertson recorded 122 tackles at Virginia and now it's up to him to fulfill a childhood dream.
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Tiger Woods is pulling away from the pack at the 100th Western Open just outside Chicago.
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[SUPER=03-Lemont, IL/ABC Sports; :00]


Tiger was firing at the flag today, and making it look easy. This approach out of the rough makes it safely onto the dance floor to within about 2 feet. Tiger made five birdies on the front side.
A little later, he gives it a good roll and the 35 footer finds the bottom of the cup. Tiger sits at 18 under par and leads Cliff Kresge by 6 shots.
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The third round of the US Women's Open is ongoing at this hour. Right now, Hillary Lunke and Angela Stanford lea

d. Lynchburg's Donna Andrews is at 1-under, four shots back.[S-Tour]


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Four time defending Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong began his quest for a 5th title in today's 4 mile prologue stage in Paris.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France/OLN; :00]


Armstrong had a good ride finishing 7th, just seven seconds behind the winner who was Bradley McGee of Australia. McGee completed the prologue in 7 minutes and 26 seconds. It's his second career stage victory. This year marks the (------------) centennial for the world's most famous cycling event. It began in Paris for the first time in 40 years.