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Today on News 7 at 5, an eight year old boy drowns in Pittsylvania County.
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Also a guilty plea leads the chairman of the state Republican party to step down.
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The wet weather pattern's finally coming to an end over the next couple of days. I'll have all the details in your hometown forecast.

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A computer virus is causing problems across the globe.
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Some construction workers will begin the school year in local classrooms. We'll tell you why.
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And is Pete Rose heading back to the Major Leagues? We'll have the latest.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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((IT WAS STARTING BY ITSELF .. I MEAN I WOULD LITERALLY PUSH THE POWER BUTTON TO GET IT TO SHUT DOWN .. AND IT WOULD START UP AGAIN BY ITSELF. ))
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A hacker trying to send a message to Bill Gates gets the attention of computer users across the globe.
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A computer virus made for a bad day at the office for many people.
The Internet worm is taking down computers all over the world.
Scott Rapoport has more.
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((BE IT EUROPE, ASIA, OR HERE IN THE UNITED STATES...THOUSANDS OF COMPUTER USERS ARE WONDERING IF WHAT'S IN THEIR TERMINAL...IS TERMINAL!
Nat/Sot: "You got a problem here."
SEEMS A VIRUS -LIKE WORM HAS INFECTED AND INCAPACITATED TEN OF THOUSANDS OF COMPUTERS AROUND THE GLOBE AND IS STILL SPREADING. OFFICIALS SAY IT'S PART OF A COORDINATED ELECTRONIC ATTACK ON A FLAW IN MICROSOFT'S WINDOWS SYSTEM.
THE INFECTION IS BEING CALLED "LOVSAN, " BECAUSE OF A NOTE IT LEAVES BEHIND ON AFFECTED COMPUTERS SAYING -- "I JUST WANT TO SAY LOVE YOU SAN."
IT WAS FIRST REPORTED IN THE UNITED STATES ON MONDAY. AND WHILE IT DOES NOT APPEAR TO DELETE FILES...IT HAS WREAKED HAVOC.
COMPANY COMPUTERS KNOCKED OFF-LINE. OTHER MYSTERIOUSLY STARTING UP ON THEIR OWN.
IN MARYLAND...IT FORCED THE STATE MOTOR VEHICLES ADMINISTRATION TO SHUT ALL IT'S OFFICES.
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ONCE INFECTED BY 'LOVESAN"...THE WORM INSTRUCTS COMPUTERS TO ATTACK A MICROSOFT SITE...SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO PROTECT USERS FROM THE WORM.
Stand Up Bridge - "Researchers also discovered a message hidden inside the infection that appears to taunt Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. The message...""Billy gates why do you make this possible? Stop making money and fix the software.""
STILL...MANY OF THE AFFECTED ARE TAKING IT ALL IN STRIDE.
Sot: "You gotta laugh at it, I guess. It was probably done by a 13 year old. (laughs)."
AND NOW COUNTLESS COMPUTER SPECIALISTS ARE WORKING OVERTIME... TO UNDO IT. SCOTT RAPOPORT...CBS NEWS...NEW YORK.))

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Secretary of State Colin Powell says todays bombs in Israel were set by people doing everything they can to destroy a chance for peace.
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Two suicide bombings in Israel killed at least four people including the bombers.
The first bomb ripped through a grocery store in a crowded shopping mall near Tel Aviv, killing a bystander.
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The second attack came less than an hour later when a sucide bomber killed one other person near a gas station in the West Bank.
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((BOMBS THAT WERE PLACED BY PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT FOR THE CAUSE OF PEACE. BOMBS THAT WERE PLACED BY PEOPLE WHO WERE DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO DESTROY THE DREAMS OF ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS ALIKE.))
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In both bombings the groups said they were taking revenge for Israel's killing of four Palestinians in a raid in the West Bank last week.
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And more fighting to report tonight in Liberia.
The President there may have stepped down- but the fighting has not let up.
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New battles raged in Liberia- in an area ravaged by war for years.
Liberia's government and a rebel faction accused each other of starting the latest bloodshed.
People who fled Monrovia to escape the fighting today turned back toward the capital.
Liberia's defense minister said peacekeepers from a regional force are trying to persuade the rebels to stop their advance toward Monrovia, about sixty miles away.
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Pittsylvania County authorities are investigating an accidental drowning that happened this morning.
Rescuers pulled an eight year old boy out of a private pool off of Bob Neal Road in Chatham just after eleven.
The boy's name is being withheld at this time. He was found in the deep end of the pool.
Investigators have sent the body to the medical examiner's office in Roanoke for an autopsy to determine the official cause of death.

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Another Republican party leader has resigned as a result of his involvement in last year's eavesdropping scandal.
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Gary Thomson stepped down today as chairman of the state's Republican Party.
He resigned after pleading guilty to aiding and abetting in the unauthorized publication of a wire communication.
Thomson was ordered to pay a two-thousand dollar fine for committing the misdemeanor.
He was also sentenced to two years of probation.
The plea came out of a 16 month investigation into charges that a Republican operative listened in on two Democratic conference calls last year.
Ed Matricardi, the former executive director of the state's GOP, pleaded guilty to a felony last month for his role in the case.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THIS THING SEEMS TO HAVE NO END. AGAIN WHAT'S GOING ON OVER THERE? WHY HAVEN'T THE TOP REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS GOTTEN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS. I THINK ALL OF US IN BOTH PARTIES THAT ARE PLAYING BY THE RULES, HOPE THIS IS THE FINAL CHAPTER IN THIS SORRY INCIDENT.))
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Party officials say they hope to replace Thomson as soon as possible.
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A Roanoke School is getting a two million dollar facelift, but it's taking longer than expected.
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Construction crews have been working day and night renovating Lincoln Terrace Elementary School.
Workers are replacing the roof and expanding main office space, as well as installing a central heating and cooling system.
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((FREIDA HINES/LINCOLN TERRACE PRINCIPAL: IT'S GOING TO MAKE US A LOT MORE COMFORTABLE. ALL OF OUR BUILDINGS ARE GOING TO LOOK MUCH NICER AND EVERYONE'S GOING TO FEEL COMFORTABLE AS WE LEARN.))
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Recent rain has delayed the project by several weeks but school will open on schedule August 25th.
Tonight at six, we'll let you know how the school system plans to work around the disruptions.
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One town in our region wants to keep adult businesses in their place. We'll have that after the break.
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Also Joy Sutton will tell us about new efforts to keep alcohol away from teenagers.
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Blacksburg officials say they're NOT against adult entertainment, just as long as it stays in its place.
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The town is now considering a ZONING ordinance for sexually oriented businesses. That means any business that sells adult novelty items or entertainment must be at least 500-feet away from places such as schools, churches and libraries.
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((KATHLEEN DOOLEY/BLACKSBURG TOWN ATTORNEY:IT WAS REALLY STAFF BEING PROACTIVE SAYING WE NEED TO ADDRESS THE SITUATION BEFORE IT ARISES. IF WE WAIT UNTIL AFTER WE HAVE A STORE ANYWHERE IN TOWN THEN IT'S GOING TO BE TOO LATE, THEY'LL BE ESTABLISHED AND WE'LL BE CLOSING THE BARN DOOR AFTER THE HORSE HAS LEFT.))
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Right now, the closest adult entertainment business in the area is in Christiansburg. The town council will vote on the ordinance tonight, following a public hearing.
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Today on Healthcheck, more and more doctors in the U-S are calling on the government to adopt a socialized healthcare system.
It would be much like the one used in Canada with the federal government providing some form of health insurance.


Christy Feig has more.
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Ask many teenagers, and they will tell you that not only is alcohol the number one drug of choice for their peers, it's also easy to get.
That's why the Virginia Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control is teaming up with a local youth task force to do something about it.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Jean,
It's called project sticker shock and its a statewide effort curb underage drinking.
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Teenagers in Martinsville and Henry County, part of the youth task force known as CHILL, are among the first in the state to try it out.
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Buy one of these alcoholic beverages and you've been forewarned that selling it or serving it to a minor comes with a hefty price tag.
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It's a message these young people hope sticks.
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But this prevention effort isn't targeted to youth --but rather those who are 21 and older --because they play the most significant role in underage drinking.
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Special Agent Engstrom says people do get caught. But these teenagers say the legal consequences aren't the real sticking point when it comes to underage drinking.
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This is an ongoing effort, in fact the youth task force plans to continue to post the warnings every several months at Foodlion and FasMart stores in Martinsville and Herny County.
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Jean,

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Coming up today in our Marketwatch report, the Federal Reserve makes a decision about the future of interest rates.

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[VO] Plus, if you think the weather has been out of whack here lately, you shouldn't feel alone.
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If you think our wet summer is unusual, you may feel better knowing we're not alone when it comes to wacky weather.
In fact this summer's been a rollercoaster of hail and heat- flooding and funnel clouds.
Elizabeth Sanchez takes a look from coast to coast.
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(( From the Sunshine state to the Golden state folks are seeing it all. It's a summer of wild wacky weather. A water tornado was spotted in Florida, flooding has hit the Carolinas while the west is seeing sweltering hot temperatures.
Sot: Lori Range, Dallas, Tx. Staying inside with an air conditioner that's about all you can do.
Track: Stayng cool through sun and sweat takes a little inspiration, but don't expect to find it looking up...the Dillard family joined the 12 year old daughter for relief. Shelby Dillard, Longview, Tx. Play in the water hose and play in the sprinkler.
In Texas people packed water parks when temperatures reached triple digits. But this week a cold front moved in...the high in Dallas is only expected to reach 90 degrees.
Sam Najuer, Vacationer from Germany Lst week was pretty tough we tried to stay in the water or stay in the shade. There is ONE vacationer who says the hotter the better. Vice President Dick Cheney. I'm not a member of the 100 degree club. And neither is the the press, making it difficult to get photos of President Bush in his 100 degree running club. When the temperature soars the President heads outdoors!!! But in Texas the weather can change quickly. Relief from the heat moved in, but came at a price damaging dozens of homes. Winter is only a few months away but by then we may be longing once again for the days of summer . ES...CBS News Dallas.))

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Today in Sports, the Atlanta Braves are getting a little relief as they trade for a new arm.
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Then a little later, we'll tell you why one family is all a-buzz about its new guests.
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Wall Street liked the Federal Reserve's decision to leave interest rates alone for now..
Encouraged investors pushed stock prices sharply higher.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon everybody - the Tuesday ticker begins with more college football as the NCAA's move to keep the freshman from getting a so called "head start" this year continues to weigh heavily on the minds of the first year players.
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Not having the normal three days to get acclimated to college life before having to battle with the veterans has heads spinning and minds racing in an attempt to simply keep up.
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Last year Jonathan Lewis played and excelled as a true freshman - seeing action in all 14 games - and leading all of the Hokies' defensive lineman with a 56 tackles. He says this new rule will lead to less - first year participation.
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The Hokies open the season two weeks from this coming Sunday - August 31st against Central Florida.

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In the big leagues this afternoon - the Braves and Reds have worked out a trade. The Braves are getting left handed pitcher Kent Mercker from the Reds in exchange for a player to be named later. Mercker, who is now 35 years old, is 0-and-2 this season with a decent 2 point 35 earned run average in 49 relief appearances. This will a homecoming for Mercker. He was with the Braves from 1989 through 1995. He will wear number 61.

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Elsewhere on the diamond - we have a report that claims to be fact and a denial that appears to be very strong. Both involve Pete Rose.
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The internet site - BASEBALL PROSPECTUS - that supplies information to a number of national and regional sites like ESPN has released a story saying that Pete Rose and big league officials have signed an agreement assuring that Rose will be reinstated by the 2004 season. However, Major League Baseball is flat out denying such an agreement exists - going as far as to call the story quote - "wholly inaccurate." Commissioner Bud Selig's office says the report is unfounded. The web site says it is sticking by its story.
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We're sticking by our promise to bring you a high school football preview every night until the season arrives. Tonight on News 7 at Six - division three defending state champ Liberty shines. Take care everybody. Jean will be back in moment.

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Exterminators in Cincinnati found a sweet problem.
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They discovered 20 pounds of honey under the floorboards of a family's home.
Of course, where there is honey, there are also bees... in this case about 30 thousand.
They believe they got inside the home after painters failed to caulk along the moulding and the tops of the walls.

To make matters worse, because the honeybees are considered an endangered species, exterminators were not allowed to kill them. Fortunately a beekeeper was able to remove them.
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