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Today on News 7 at 5, we'll look back at the life of an American Icon. Comedian Bob Hope has passed away.
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Also we'll see how Henry County is bracing itself for the possible loss of one of its biggest employers.
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The forecast is a bit unsettled with showers and thunderstorms through Tuesday. Details ahead.

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Also today two more American soldiers die in Iraq.
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On Health Check, a new treatment is giving hope to stroke victims.
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Plus one local school system is trying something new to attract substitute teachers.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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The man known for his one liners- Comedian Bob Hope has died.
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((I JUST WANTED YOU BOYS TO SEE WHAT YOU'RE FIGHTING FOR.))
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Bob Hope passed away at his California home.
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((I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW BEAUTIFUL, SERENE AND PEACEFUL IT WAS. THE FACT THAT A LITTLE AUDIENCE GATHERED AROUND EVEN THOUGH IT WAS FAMILY WARMED DAD'S HEART.))
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Americans are mourning the loss of Bob Hope- a man whose one liners and quick wit made generations laugh.
Hope got the crowd going from Vaudeville and Broadway to film and televison.
He had just turned 100 in May- and died of Pneumonia at his California home.
Manuel Gallegus is live in Los Angeles with a look back at his life.
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(( NO MATTER HOW CORNY THE JOKE BOB HOPE ALWAYS GOT A LAUGH.

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HOPE DIED OF PNEOMONIA AT HIS HOMEHIS DAUGHTER LINDA SAYS HE HAD AN AMAZING SEND-OFF WITH ALL OF HIS FAMILY PRESENTA FINAL AUDIENCE THAT WARMED HIS HEART.

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I dont think you could have asked for a more peaceful beautiful death. The good vibes that he put out came to back to take him up.

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FROM VAUDEVILLE TO TELEVISION HOPE WAS A TIRELESS PERFORMER HE EARNED A FORTUNE GAVE GENEROUSLY TO CHARITY AND LITERALLY HAD A WAREHOUSE FULL OF AWARDS. HE WAS A HOST OR PRESENTER AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS MORE THAN 20 TIMESALTHOUGH HE NEVER WON AN OSCAR FOR A SPECIFIC ROLE.
Welcome to the annual awards event which we call at my house Passover
IT WAS HIS TIME WITH THE TROOPS OVERSEAS THAT BROUGHT HIM THE MOST SATISFACTION.
FLOWERS WERE PLACED AT ONE OF FOUR STARS THAT HOPE HAS ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME. AT HIS HOME IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY NEIGHBORS DROPPED BY TO SHOW THEIR RESPECT.
LINDA HOPE Weve had him with us a long time - and it takes a while to let him go.
Public service planned for hope next month))

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A Henry County official says today brings more bad news about a major Southside employer.
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Financial problems continue to plague Pillowtex, the owner of this large plant in Fieldale. Over one-thousand people make Royal Velvet towels at the facility. But officials say what was supposed to be a staggered schedule for workers is now more like no hours at all.
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((DAVID S. DAVIS/CHAIRMAN HENRY CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS; THE COMPANY HAS REQUESTED THE EMPLOYEES TO STAY HOME WITH THE NOTICE AS A MATTER OF FACT IF YOU CALL THE COMPANY THEY ARE TELLING THEIR EMPLOYEES TO STAY HOME AND YOU KNOW AS ECONOMICALLY DEPRESSED WE ARE THAT WAS BAD NEWS TO US WE WAS HOPING THEY COULD WORK SOMETHING OUT WITH THE BANKS AND POSSIBLY A BUYOUT.))
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The company has acquired a new extension on bank loans which is good until Thursday. Coming up on News 7 at 6, we hear from a Pillowtex worker and how the area will be affected if the plant closes.
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State police say alcohol and speed may have been factors in a fatal crash near Concord this afternoon.
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Around 1:45, the driver of this car was headed south on Route 608 just north of the Campbell County line.
Authorities say he ran off the right side of the road, lost control and spun sideways into a tree.
The driver was killed instantly.. no one else was involved in the crash.
The victim's name has "not" been released.
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Authorities are still investigating the cause of another fatal crash, this one on Route 29 in Campbell County.
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State police say this Chevrolet and a farm tractor were both headed south on Route 29 around 8:30.
That's when the driver of the Chevy lost control and hit the tractor near the intersection with Brown's Mill Road.


The tractor driver.. 75-year-old Albert Cox Junior of Evington.. was killed in the crash.
The other driver.. 29-year-old Wendy Brumfield of Gretna.. was treated and released from Lynchburg General Hospital.
No charges have been filed.
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Coming up next on healthcheck, a new technique is helping stroke patients fight off some paralysis.
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[VO] Plus, Roanoke school officials try something new to put substitute teachers in the classroom.
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Two American soldiers died today in Iraq.
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One was killed in an ambush in Baghdad when someone on an overpass dropped a grenade on a convoy.
Three other soldeirs where wounded in that attack.
That means a total of 49 soldiers have been killed in the guerrilla war since May first, the day President Bush declared major combat over.
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Another soldier was killed in an traffic accident near the southern city of Nasiriyah (nah-sih-REE'-uh). The military has not released any details on that incident.

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Authorities have now positively identified the remains of Baylor University Basketball player Patrick Dennehy.
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Now they're trying to figure out why he was killed.
Investigators found a disembodied head Sunday in the same field a badly decomposed body was found two days earlier.
Today Baylor's Basketball coach said he and many at the University are saddened by his violent death.
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((DAVE BLISS/BAYLOR BASKETBALL COACH: FIRST WE ARE GRIEVING THE LOSS IN JUST AN UNBELIEVABLE WAY. THIS IS A MAN WHO WAS A BORN AGAIN CHRISTAN AND HE WAS RESOLVED TO SUCCEED IN OUR BASKETBALL PROGRAM AND ACADEMICALLY.))
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Dennehy's former roommate Carlton Dotson awaits extradition from Maryland on murder charges.
Relatives say they had been concerned about his mental stability.
His mother in-law told a Dallas newspaper Dotson told her last fall he was hearing voices and seeing visions.
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The effects of a stroke can be devastating and they often last a lifetime.
But now a new technique is helping stroke victims overcome their disabilities.
Dr. Sean Kenniff has more.
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(( 61 YEAR OLD CORDIE CHONG, WAS ON HIS WAY TO CHURCH WHEN THE SYMPTOMS STARTED.

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"I had a terrific headache. My stomach was wrenching out everything. I just felt awful."
HE WAS HAVING A STROKE.

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"My swallowing went. I couldn't swallow at all. And my speech was also affected."
HE SPENT THE NEXT NINE MONTHS BEING FED THROUGH A TUBE.
STANDUP: "Even though some of his doctors said he'd never eat again. Cordie wasn't gonna give up that easily. That's when he began to investigate Neuromuscular Elesctrical Stimulation-A new technique that can reconnect his brain and throat muscles."
DURING THE PROCEDURE, ELECTRODES ARE PLACED UNDER THE CHIN. THEN THEY TRIGGER THE THROAT MUSCLES TO CLOSE OFF THE WINDPIPE, AND AUTOMATICALLY SWALLOW. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THE PATIENT TRIES TO SWALLOW. THIS DUAL ACTION IS THOUGHT TO RE-EDUCATE THE BRAIN, AND HOPEFULLY RE-ESTABLISH THE NERVE CONNECTIONS.

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"I think this is a great new therapy for patients who have not responded well to traditional therapy."
SPEECH PATHOLOGIST HOLLI WEINSTEIN HAS BEEN USING THE EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENTS ON PATIENT'S LIKE CORDIE. SHE SAYS THEY'VE HAD DRAMATIC RESULTS.

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"We've had patients that have gone for eight to nine months-Not eating anything by mouth due to stroke, and they're on feeding tubes. And we've gotten them off feeding tubes."
NEUROMUSCULAR ELCTRICAL STIMULATION SURE WORKED FOR CORDIE. HE'S NOW EATING ANYTHING HE WANTS.

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"I'd say I'm 80% back to normal. But I'm eating everything I can."
DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))

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It's still summer but students will soon be back in the classroom. In recent years, Roanoke schools have had problems recruiting substitute teachers.
Now it is turning to some nontraditional methods to entice them to work in the city.
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Two school buses with banners advertising substitute teaching jobs are parked around town.
School officials say it's all part of a plan to make schools more competitive and a better place for Roanoke's students.
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((SCOTT MEADOWS/ ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS SPOKERSPERSON: IT'S A NEW CONCEPT. BUT YOU KNOW IT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO DO TO STAY COMPETITIVE WITH THE REST OF THE EMPLOYERS AND THE REST OF THE BUSINESSES.))
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Raising the pay from 65 to 85 dollars a day is also helping to bring sub's to the area.
School officials say sub applicants have roughly doubled since last year. To be a substitute teacher you must be at least 21 years old. A valid teaching license and a four year degree are preferred.
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Coming up next, Robin will have our work week forecast.
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[VO] plus it may be close to 90 degrees outside, but Steve Mason is talking about ice, today in Sports.
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Stay with us.
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Coming up a little later, we'll spend a few more moments looking at the life and humor of comedian Bob Hope.
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On Wall Street today, even good news for a couple of blue chip names couldn't give the Dow Jones industrial average a win.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon everybody, welcome to your Monday two minute ticker which starts in the NFL training camp zone.
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The Dallas Cowboys began camp July 25th with serious excitement now that Bill Parcells is running the show. The biggest competition so far is at quarterback where Quincy Carter and Chad Hutchinson are battling it out. Carter started seven games last season while Hutchinson started nine.
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With so many former Hokies on the roster, our week long coverage of the Cleveland Browns camp begins today.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, Mike Stevens chats with former Virginia Tech standout defensive lineman Chad Beasley who is a rookie with the Cleveland Browns. The former Gate City product has changed positions from defense to offense. His thoughts on the move and his introduction to the National Football League. That story at six.
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Beasley's old team begins practice in Blacksburg in under two weeks.
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Perhaps Tech's biggest rising star is receiver Ernest Wiford. He caught a a school record 51 passes, racked up 925 yards receiving and scored 7 touchdowns last seasons.
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The ECHL held its annual jamboree in Roanoke this past weekend with fans from all across the country.
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Among the hot topics were all the changes the league has undergone in its 15 year history--everything from expansion to rising costs and even recent sagging attendance.
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That's it for the ticker, coming up at six, we will take you to Washington Redskins camp and hear from second year coach Steve Spurrier, that story at six, see ya then everybody.

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Finally today, we wanted to spend the last few minutes of our newscast remembering a legend. As we told you earlier Bob Hope died last night at the age of 100.
He will be remembered for his humor as well as his dedication to American soldiers. Dan Rather has more.
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