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Today on News 7 at 5, Hurricane Claudette and its strong winds and heavy rains roared into the Texas coast. We'll have a live report.
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Also rescue workers say there is little hope that a man who disappeared in the Maury River has survived.
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Fairly high heat and humidity for this forecast cycle. We'll check on thunderstorms locally and Claudette in Texas just ahead.

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Also today, we will meet a local young man who is about to receive a rare treatment for Crohn's Disease.
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We will have a report from Washington as federal officials consider the safety of 15 passenger vans.
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Plus we'll tell you why some Major Leaguers say you shouldn't believe the hype surrounding this year's All Star Game.

News 7 at 5 is next.


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This is what Hurricane Claudette looks like as she roars up the Texas Gulf Gocast.
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And caution is needed as Hurricane Claudette strips roofs away from beachfront homes and knocks down power lines.


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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Quite a rescue today during Hurricane Claudette. The Coast Guard plucks two fishermen from the sea after their Shrimp boat sank during the storm.
The 92 foot boat was heading to Texas when it was caught.
Manuel Gallegus is in Port O'Connor Texas and joins us live with the latest on what Claudette is doing now.
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(( CLAUDETTE PICKED UP STEAM JUST BEFORE MAKING LANDFALL...SLAMMING INTO THE CENTRAL TEXAS COASTLINE WITH 80 MILE PER HOUR WINDS. PETER DAVIS/GALVESTON SHERIFF'S DEPT. "I THINK THIS ONE KIND OF SNUCK UP ON US, AGAIN." MANUEL GALLEGUS: EVEN THOUGH THIS IS ONLY A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE, THE STRONG GUSTY WINDS EASILY DUE DAMAGE HERE. FOR EXAMPLE THIS IS A CARPORT THAT WAS TORN AWAY FROM A HOME. THERE'S MORE PROPERTY DAMAGE. INCLUDING THIS MOBILE HOME. SOME UTILITY POLES ARE ALSO DOWN...BUT MOST OF PORT O'CONNOR IS STILL STANDING.
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CLAUDETTE DID NOT PACK THE PUNCH OF PAST HURRICANES. SO FAR THERE ARE DEATHS OR INJURIES....BUT IT WAS ENOUGH TO DISRUPT SUMMER ALONG THE TEXAS COAST. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, PORT O'CONNOR, TEXAS.))

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Crews searching the Maury River for a possible drowning victim called off the search for today.
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78 year old Graham Smith disappeared yesterday while fishing with his brother.
Officials say high water levels and rough currents make the recovery effort touch.
Family members say they are facing the hard reality that Smith may be gone.
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Officials say after this length of time, it's now a recovery and not a rescue effort.

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Officials are meeting in Washington today to discuss the safety of 15 passenger vans. You may remember two years ago when one of those vans carrying a Roanoke Church group overturned in North Carolina killing a local girl- 14 year old Jessika Lewis.
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Today the National Transportation Safety Board is recommending stricter safety controls. The NTSB says the vans ... used mostly by churches and day care centers ... are more likely to roll over. The board wanst the federal government to require the vans to meet the same safety standards as cars. They reccommend lap and shoulder belts on all seats and that drivers should get additional training before driving one.
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In 2001 ... 91 people died when the vans rolled over.
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Park Rangers in Colorado are tracking a black bear that mauled two campers in their tents-
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It happened at Rocky Mountain National Park.
22 year old Patrick Finan says he was asleep in his tent when the bear attacked.
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Finan says he screamed and the bear let go.
The bear then wandered by his friend's tent and clawed at that tent wounding 23 year old Tim Schuett.
When he yelled, the bear took off.
Park rangers say they've set a trap hoping to catch the bear.
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Park rangers say the campers had properly stored their food.
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Coming up next on the newscast, authorities release more information about a man who allegedly molested a girl inside a West Virginia Target store.
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Plus on Health Check, Joy Sutton will tell us about a rare treatment that could dramatically improve the life of a local boy.
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Police hope new videotape will help them find a man who sexually assaulted a girl at knifepoint in a West Virginia Target Store.
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Today new surveillance tape is released that shows the man with the 11 year old in the store.
If you look closely you can see the man leading the girl by her wrist.
Police say the assault happened after the girl and her mother separated in the store to do individual shopping. The man claimed to be a security guard.
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Meanwhile poluice are investigating a similar incident at a Walmart in Ashland Kentucky. There, a 9-year old was appraoched by a man who identified himself as a security guard. She then became suspicious and ran to her mother.

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In health check tonight,
A local teenager will soon become one of the youngest people in the nation to undergo a stem cell transplant for crohn's disease.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Jean, For 13 year old Jordan Fifer this is his one chance at a normal life.
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He has tried many medications but nothing has seemed to work --that's why his parents and doctors feel that a stem cell transplant is his best hope.
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13 year old Jordan Fifer has gotten use to taking several medications a day, drawing his own blood, and living with constant stomach pain. And that's not the worse of it. His Crohn's disease meant at times he couldn't even eat.
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Jordan is schedued to undergo a stem cell transplant at the end of the month at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. If it works it will give him a new immune system --and a life free of the disease.
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Pediatric Gastroenterologist Michael Hart says Jordan has one of the worse cases of the inflammatory disease.
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At least that has been the case for other children involved in the pre-clinical intervention trial of this treatment.

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Jordan says he's ready for a new life.
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For more information about Jordan or the fund set up to help pay for his medical expenses -- you can find a link to his web page on our web site at wdbj7.com.
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Jean, tomorrow we'll focus more on the stem cell transplant --and how it will work in Jordan's case.

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What city leaders say will be the "anchor" of downtown revitalization is finally under way along the Lynchburg riverfront.
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Ground was broken today for the 11-million dollar Bluffwalk Center between Jefferson and Commerce Streets.
Architect Hal Craddock and a group of investors are turning two old warehouses into a hotel, conference center and restaurants.
Craddock says his project complements the city's work on the other end of the riverfront.
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Craddock hopes to open for business next spring.
The project should create about a hundred new jobs.
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Stay with us, there's more News 7 at 5 to come.
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[VO] Up a little bit later, we'll tell you why an urban legend is about to make another appearance in West Virginia.
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Coming up today in Sports,
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Lance Armstrong may feel like protesting after demonstrators disrupt today's running of the Tour De France.
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On Wall Street today, stocks prices fell as investors cashed in their profits from the recent gains.
Alexis Christoforous has all today's business news in our Marketwatch report.
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The 74th major league all-star game gets underway in a coupe of hours in the Windy City. And this year there is something new. Incentive. After last year's 11 inning debacle that ended in a tie, major league baseball decided to award homefield advantage in the world series to tonight's winning league.
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Tonight's game gets underway shortly after 8:00.[S5-Appy]


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Of the ten teams in the Appalachian League, most are situated in Nascar's backyard. And now the rookie league has a unique link to racing.
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The Victory Junction Gang Camp founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty has been designated as the official charity of the Appy League.
All fine money collected for on-field behavior violations as well as the clubs fundraising efforts will be donated to the camp for terminally ill children.
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The Appalachian League teams are taking tonight off for the all-star break.[S5-Stuff]


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Stage ten of the Tour De France today and American Lance Armstrong is still in possession of the yellow leader's jersey. Even though he was virtually stopped in the tracks along with the other top drivers by a group of protesters who sprawled out across the course.
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the protesters were gathered in support of jailed farmer Jose Bove who last month destroyed genetically modified crops and served about six weeks in jail in 2002 for ransacking a McDonald's restaurant construction site. But even they couldn't stop Lance who finished more than 20 minutes behind the stage winner but still stayed in first place. Tomorrow the Tour is off. Thursday is a 95 mile ride.
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Much more at the top of the hour including Chip Sullivan, the death of an NFL legend and the arrival of two big time freshmen at Tech. Have a great night everybody.

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Last years movie, "The Mothman Prophecies" was loosely based on an urban legend that said a mysterious creature would forecast doom for a West Virginia community.
Some believe the creature predicted the 1967 collapse of a 700-foot bridge in Point Pleasant.
Now with all the attention, city officials believe the Mothman will bring in the tourist dollars.
Lisa Brownstead has more.
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