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Today on News 7 at 5, one person is killed when a passenger train strikes a truck in Northern Virginia.
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Also another major city suffers a blackout. This time London is in the dark.
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Thunderstorms popping up with really heavy rain. Tomorrow's forecast will look much like today's. Details ahead.



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Also today, doctors perform a new breakthrough surgery to save a heart patient's life.
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Not one, but two Virginia Tech Hokies will try to take the top prize on this season's Survivor show.
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Plus a country music legend ends up in the hospital. News 7 at 5 is next.

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Not New York City this time.. but London that's without power- but tonight the Mayor says there is no sign that this is terrorism.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The mayor says it was a mess when the lights went out but tonight power is starting to come back on.
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The blackout happened during rush hour- causing chaos at subway stations- and a traffic jam on the roads.
Power went out in parts of London and southeast England- London's mayor saying up to 150 thousand customers lost power.
A utility spokesman says the problem started in two high voltage power lines that are part of the national power grid.
The blackout stopped many train lines, leaving passengers stranded. One woman said the line for cabs was a mile long.
Pubs in the city have been packed with stranded commuters.
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Closer to home, a passenger train that makes stops in Danville and Lynchburg.. crashes into a dump truck in Northern Virginia.
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No word yet if any local people were on board the train, but we do know that none of the 277 passengers aboard the train was hurt.
The driver of the dump truck was killed and the train's driver has an injured knee.
Authorities say the truck failed to yield to the Amtrak train in Broad Run- which is near Manassas.
The train was heading north on Amtrak's Crescent run which travels from Orleans to New York City.
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The hot weather is giving some students an early start to the weekend.
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Schools in Bland County are closing at 1:00 tomorrow.
In Henry County, elementary schools will close tomorrow at noon. Middle schools will close at 12:45 and the high schools in Henry County will close at 1:00.
In Martinsville, Druid Hills and Patrick Henry Elementary Schools are shutting down at 12:30.
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Roanoke County is praising its 911 dispatchers for refusing to allow a big glitch to disrupt service.
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At about 3:45 this morning a fire alarm at the County call center malfunctioned. When a dispatcher disconnected the system, the fire suppression gas was released. The resulting fog required dispatchers to get out of the building. But first, they called Roanoke City's 911 center.
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((LT. C.M. VIAR/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE: ROANOKE CITY FLIPS A SWITCH AND THEY ARE ABLE TO RECEIVE OUR 911 CALLS.)) ((MIKE CROCKETT/SUPERVISOR, ROANOKE 911 CENTER: I WAS TOLD ROANOKE COUNTY WAS SENDING A COUPLE DISPATCHERS TO OUR COMMUNICATIONS CENTER. I CALLED DOWN HERE AND TALKED TO THE SUPERVISOR ON DUTY AND ASKED IF I COULD PROVIDE ANY HELP AND SHE SAID NO, THEY HAD IT WELL IN HAND.))
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[VO NAT] Because it's on the same radio frequency, the town of Vinton took over for the county until it's dispatchers could drive to the Roanoke city call center. The transfer lasted about 15 minutes.
All emergency systems are back up and running.
The cause of the malfunction is under investigation.
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A breakthrough surgery may now save heart patients who before had no other options.
Stacy Case tells us about a 46 year old woman who had the surgery and survived to talk about it.
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(( THIS MASSACHUSETTS WOMAN WAS OUT OF OPTIONS. AFTER THREE OPEN
HEART SURGERIES---- HER DEADLY HEART TUMORS KEPT COMING BACK.

SANDRA LANIER/HEART SURGERY PATIENT I just knew I needed to try something so I wouldnt have to go back every two years TRACK: SO DOCTORS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL CENTER TRIED A FIRST OF ITS KIND SURGERY. DR JAMES GAMMIE/CARDIAC SURGEON It doesnt get much more radical than this THEY TOOK LANIERS HEART OUT. THEN REMOVED THE TWO UPPER CHAMBERS-- HALF HER HEART-- AND REBUILT IT WITH HUMAN AND COW TISSUE. STACY CASE/CBS NEWS: LANIER WAS KEPT ALIVE FOR 6 HOURS ON A HEART-LUNG MACHINE. DOCTORS ADMIT AT ONE POINT, THEY HONESTLY DIDNT KNOW IF THEYD BE ABLE TO PUT IT ALL BACK TOGETHER BECAUSE ONCE INSIDE, SURGEONS DISCOVERED THE TUMOR WAS MORE EMBEDDED THAN FIRST THOUGHT. DR. BARTLEY GRIFFITH/ CHIEF OF CARDIAC SURGERY Sort of like a rock climber facing a sheer face. You go from rock hold to rock hold IN THIS CASE FROM STITCH TO STITCH There weren't directions to tell us how to do it. THESE SURGEONS DONT KNOW IF THIS RADICAL PROCEDURE WILL FIND ITS PLACE IN CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE. FOR NOW AT LEAST IT WORKED FOR ONE PATIENT. THEIR HOPE IS IT CAN WORK FOR OTHERS. STACY CASE CBS NEWS BALTIMORE.))

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Coming up next, the federal government comes to the aid of some local police departments.
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Plus tonight was supposed to be a big night for country singer Johnny Cash. But instead he will spend it in a hospital. We'll have the details next.
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Country singer Johnny Cash is up for several MTV Music Video Awards tonight- but he won't be at the show. He's in the hospital.
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Cash is at a Nashville hospital with a stomach ailment.
A spokeswoman says it isn't serious but the singer will stay in the hospital for a few more days.
Cash's song Hurt is nominated in six categories including video of the year.
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((IF I COULD START AGAIN A MILLION MILES AWAY.))
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Cash's manager says the singer plans to travel to Los Angeles next week to record a new album.
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When you drop off clothes at the Goodwill or shop at one of its stores -- have you ever wondered what happens to the profits.
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Tonight Joy Sutton tells us where the money goes?
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Jean,
It's primarly used to help people with disabilities.
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But they're not given a hand out --rather a hand up - to help them become more independent.
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(( Donated items sold in Goodwill stores account for 37-percent of the revenue used to provide jobs and services for many of the disabled in our community.
People like Linda Perry --who works as a secretary at the Salem location -- and Jimmy Taylor who credits Goodwill for helping him get his first real job at Pizza Hut.
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And that's just two of the 6-hundred people served everyday by programs and services offered through Goodwill Industries.
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((WE THINK WE ARE REALLY A RESOURCE IN THE COMMUNITY TO PROVIDE JOBS AND TRAINING AND TAKE PEOPLE OFF OF WELFARE ROLES OR OUT OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE)) [RUNS12]
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And it's through training and job opportunities offered at Goodwill that the organizations says its able to provide hope, build self-esteem, and instill a work ethic in many of the disabled population it serves.
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And for Perry it has meant a stable job for the past 10 years.
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Last year, Goodwill Industries of the Valleys assisted more than 3-thousand people who were disabled or disadvantaged.
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Jean,

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Federal grants will help some cash-strapped law enforcement agencies in Henry County do their jobs.
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Congressman Virgil Goode delivered checks from the Justice Department to buy new equipment for Henry County and Martinsville patrol cars.
A 100-thousand dollar grant will help Henry County install video cameras in all 38 of its cars.
Martinsville Police got 25-thousand to update in-car computers.
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((VIRGIL GOODE: BOTH OF THOSE HELP THE OFFICER THAT'S IN THE FIELD THAT'S STOPPING SOMEONE WHETHER IT'S FOR A TRAFFIC INFRACTION OR FOR A FELONY. HAVING THAT CAMERA THERE CAN BE A BIG ASSET WHEN IT COMES TO PROSECUTING A CASE.))
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Both departments say the federal money will make a big difference in a year when local and state funding dried up.

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Up next Brent Watts will have this week's Growin' It. Tonight he sheds some light on planting bulbs.
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Summer isn't over yet, but many gardeners are ready for Fall planting. Brent Watts has a few tips on planting bulbs in this week's growin' it.
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Coming up today in sports, a NASCAR tradition is about to end. Travis Wells will explain.
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Also the next big winner on Survivor could be a Virginia Tech Hokie.
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Today on Wall Street, investors seemed to take little notice of more favorable economic news. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon and welcome to the Thursday ticker. The Appalachian League Championship Series between Elizabethton and Martinsville has come down to nine innings for all the marbles.
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Last night in Martinsville, the Astros got this homerun from Mark Saccamanno in the fourth tying the game at one, but the E-Twins rallied in the late innings to win it 4-2 thanks to two Martinsville errors.
Astros pitching ace Chance Douglass is at home in Texas nursing an injury and Jorge Orta's decision on a starter won't come until just before game time.
This is the second straight year that the title series will see a game three after the visiting teams prevailed in each of the first two contests. Tonight's first pitch is set for 7:05.
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It used to be that the college football season didn't start until after Labor Day. But now you can expect a game almost anytime in August as evidenced by tonight's schedule. The third ranked Miami Hurricanes play at Louisiana Tech,
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and 15th ranked Maryland opens its season on the road against dangerous Northern Illinois - the preseason favorite to win the MAC. Maryland comes into the game an eight point favorite, but with a number of key injuries and some concerns about the development of team chemistry.
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Northern Illinois features one of the nation's top running backs in Michael Turner, who finished last season with just under 2000 yards. Maryland's top back - Bruce Perry - will not play.
Georgia Tech is also in action this evening against BYU.
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And don't forget tomorrow night at 7-30 we'll get you set for the upcoming gridiron season in the state with Great Expectations--a preseason look at both Virginia Tech and UVA.

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The Southern 500 takes the green flag Sunday in Darlington for the last time on Labor Day weekend. Next season the race moves to November.
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Who could forget the classic finish in the spring as Kurt Busch and Ricky Craven traded paint down the last straightaway to the finish. Craven's lone victory of the season is just one of a handful of memories at the track too tough to tame.
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That's it for the ticker. Coming up tonight at six, we'll rundown the week one schedule for Friday Football Extra and check in on the VMI Keydets who open the season Saturday at Navy.

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The television show Survivor could prove popular at Virginia Tech this season.
That's because there are TWO Hokies on this season's cast.
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Jon Dalton is orginally from Danville. He says he was the first person in his family to leave home.
After graduating from Tech, he ended up in Los Angles where he was an assistant for pro-wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper.

Dalton says he wants to get a little rowdy on the show.
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Michelle Tesauro is a recent Virginia Tech graduate.
The 22 year old New Jersey native says she may not look it, but she's ready for the grueling challenge.
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"Survivor: Pearl Islands" premieres Thursday, Sept. 18th here on your Hometown Station.
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