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Today on News 7 rescuers continue to search to search a man they believe was swept away by flood waters early this morning.
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Also police in Grayson County are investigating the shooting of a 12 year old boy.
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Scattered showers and thunderstorms are once again building across the region. I'll show you where with SkyTracker 7.

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Today on Healthcheck, we'll look at a new tool to help keep veteran's healthy.
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The panel investigating the 9-11 attacks says Al-Qaida had even bigger plans.
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Plus one city in our area names a new police chief. News 7 at 5 is next.

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One person is dead and another is presumed drowned after flash flooding swept away a car in Henry County.
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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon.

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The accident occured early this morning in Henry County.
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61 year old Louise Fuller was driving on her paper route for a Greensboro newspaper, when she went through flood water in Ridgeway. Her body was found in her car.
Her -in-law, Buddy Fuller, was believed have been in the car with her. He is now missing and a search is underway.
A state police helicopter was brought in this morning. Cadaver sniffing dogs are also being used.
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One of Fuller's coworkers remembers Lousie as a dedicated worker. Tommie Lemons says delivering newspapers can be a dangerous job.
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Rescuers will continue searching until dark unless more storms move into the area.
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Grayson County Investigators are looking into the death of a 12 year old boy. The boy was killed on May 29th and is not being identified. He was shot at a home in the Providence section of Grayson County. The sheriff says the gunshot wound was not self inflicted, but may have been an accident. The investigation will wrap up later this week. The sheriff says the Commonwealth's Attorney will decide if any charges should be placed.

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Saudi Arabia says it will not negotiate with terrorists holding an american contractor hostage. But the family of Paul Johnson is pleading with the Saudi government to try to help free him. Teri Okita reports.
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[SUPER=01-Paul Johnson, Jr./Son; :13]
[SUPER=01-Donna Mayeux/Sister; :19]
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((AMERICAN FLAGS AND YELLOW RIBBONS ADORN THE SMALL COMMUNITY OF STAFFORD TOWNSHIP NEW JERSEY HOME OF DEFENSE CONTRACTOR, PAUL JOHNSON. FAMILY MEMBERS ARE DEVESTATED.

SOT: Paul Johnson Jr./Son

just want him home safely. --we're doing every thing we can to bring him home

SOT: Donna Mayeux/Sister

we just ask that they treat him with the dignity he's offered...please don't murder him
TRACK: ISLAMIC MILITANTS WITH TIES TO AL QAEDA ...ARE THREATENING TO KILL THE 49-YEAR-OLD BY FRIDAY IF SAUDI AUTHORITIES DONT FREE AL QAEDA PRISONERS. JOHNSON WAS TAKEN HOSTAGE IN RIYADH LAST SATURDAY.

(Super: Richard Boucher/State Department Spokesman)
SOT: (12:45:18) We have people and resources on the ground in Saudi

Arabia. Theyve been in close touch with their Saudi counterparts on this matter.
TRACK: BOTH COUNTRIES HAVE A POLICY OF NOT NEGOTIATING WITH TERRORISTS AND ARE STICKING TO THAT. SAUDIS CROWN PRINCE HAS PLEDGED TO BEGIN CRACKING DOWN ON MILITANTS AFTER A STRING OF RECENT SUICIDE BOMBINGS, SHOOTINGS, AND KIDNAPPINGS. BUT SEVERAL U-S LAWMAKERS SAY THE SAUDIS BROUGHT SOME OF THIS ON THEMSELVES.

(Super: Sen. John McCain/R-Arizona)
SOT: (11:31:50) The Saudis are paying a heavy price of years of support

where they trained terrorists or were involved with terrorist organizations not taking place on Saudi soil. (:14)


(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: Johnsons family is pleading with the Saudi government to step in and help. The family has yet to tell Johnsons ailing mother of the threat on his life. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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Two weeks before Iraq is scheduled to take back its government, insurgents have again hit home at a US base.
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The military says a rocket hit the site known as Camp Anaconda, killing three U-S soldiers and injuring more than 20-others. A military statement says some of the injured were taken to an Army hospital, while others were treated at a clinic on the base. Camp Anaconda is about 50 miles north of Baghdad
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In the meantime, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz has arrived in Baghdad. He'll be talking with top Iraqi officials about the details of the country's upcoming transfer of power.

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State lawmakers today approved the majority of Governor Warner's budget amendments.
But a local tobacco reseach program took a hit.
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The House of Delegates rejected 16 of 43 changes proposed by the Governor.
Among the amendments voted down was one that funded tobacco research at Virginia Tech.
Governor Warner allotted 85-thousand dollars a year for the program.
But delegates stripped the money away, saying the changes favored certain state programs over others.
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((DELEGATE PHIL HAMILTON: WHERE'S THE FAIRNESS OF CHERRY PICKING THESE THREE CENTERS TO THE EXCLUSION OF TWO OTHERS.))


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Montgomery County Delegate Jim Shuler says the money would have benefitted Virginia's tobacco industry.
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((DELEGATE JIM SHULER: HERE WE ARE WITH AN INSTITUTE THAT HAS TAKEN THE TOBACCO LEAF WORKING ON THE BIOMASS THAT WILL ACTUALLY BE USED WITHIN THE MEDICAL FIELD TO SAVE LIVES THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF VACCINES.))
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[OUT Q=THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF VACCINES.]
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Legislators succeeded in preserving the funding for the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
They also approved an amendment giving 84-thousand dollars a year to the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville.
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Still to come on the newscast, Radford names its new police chief.
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Plus the 9-11 Commision says the attacks could have been much worse.
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The final round of 9-11 hearings is turning up some major contradictions. Today, the commission revealed that Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein never forged a partnership, even though the Bush administration used the alleged association as one reason for going to war. Stacy Case reports.
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((OSAMA BIN LADEN ASKED FOR HELP IN IRAQ, BUT THE 9-11 COMMISSION SAYS THERE IS NO CREDIBLE EVIDENCE THAT SADDAM HUSSEIN SHOWED ANY INTEREST.
THE BOMBSHELL FOLLOWS MONTHS OF CLAIMS BY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION THAT THE TWO HAD LONG ESTABLISHED TIES.
SUPER: DOUGLAD MACEACHIN/FORMER DEPUTY DIR OF INTELLIGENCE, CIA 12:03:58 "Bin Laden was said to have requested space to establish training camps and assistance in procuring weapons, but Iraq apparently never responded

TRACK: AS THE COMMISSION HEARINGS WIND DOWN--- A TROUBLING REPORT SHOWS

THE TERRORISTS WANTED THE ATTACKS TO BE EVEN WORSE.

QUICK NAT SOT .. 19 suicide hijackers we had 3,000 lives lost.


TRACK: ORIGINAL PLANS CALLED FOR 10 HIJACKED PLANES AND A HIT LIST THAT INCLUDED CALIFORNIA, WASHINGTON STATE, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS AND THE CIA AND FBI HEADQUARTERS IN D-C. OSAMA BIN LADEN APPROVED THE SCALED BACK ATTACK.
SUPER: TIMOTHY ROMER/9-11 COMMISSION MEMBER they seek to penetrate us, we have not done a very good job of penetrating them.
STAND UP BRIDGE: STACY CASE/REPORTING 00:18;17 AS THE RECOVERY PROCESS CONTINUES HERE AT GROUND ZERO... THE COMMISSION IS PREPARING ITS FINAL REPORT FOR NEXT MONTH.... BUT ALREADY IT'S DETERMINED INTELLIGENCE GAPS FAILED TO STOP A PLOT HATCHED AS EARLY AS 1992.
SUPER: BOB KERREY/9-11 COMMISSION MEMBER we were relying on secret information and the public information was better
NAT: from ground zero on 9/11 TRACK: THE YEAR AND A HALF INVESTIGATION IS INTENDED TO TRY AND PREVENT FUTURE ATTACKS. COMMISSION FINDINGS SHOW AL QAIDA'S NEXT MOVE MAY INVOLVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON- AND AT THE VERY LEAST... A MORE DRAMATIC HIT ...THAN 911. STACY CASE CBS NEWS NEW YORK. ))

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Radford has a new Police chief. The city manager has given the job to interim Chief Gary Harmon. Harmon's been filling in for the last six months as the city searched for a new top cop. He's a 27 year member of the Radford Police department and a Radford University graduate. Harmon replaces fired chief Wes Terry. In a statement released today, city manager Tony Cox said the department will face many challenges in the coming months. He said Radford is lucky to have a man like Harmon at its police department helm.

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If involuntary movement of your legs is keeping you up at night, you're not alone.
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A new study recently found that one in every ten people experiences "restless legs" syndrome. Some don't know they have it and many doctors misdiagnose it.
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((CHARLOTTE SHERMAN/"RESTLESS LEGS" PATIENT: YOU GO TO SLEEP, YOU WAKE UP AN HOUR AND A HALF LATER, YOUR RIGHT LEG ACTS UP. YOU GO BACK TO SLEEP, SLEEP FOR AN HOUR THEN YOUR LEFT LEG ACTS UP THIS GOES ON ALL NIGHT. DR. ARTHUR WALTERS/JFK MEDICAL CENTER: THIS IS A HUGE POTENTIAL HEALTH PROBLEM. AND IT'S LARGELY BEING UNRECOGNIZED.))
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Some patients report frequent pain and involuntary jerking of their legs. Others describe it as an occassional creepy, crawly feeling in their legs. There is no cure but pain and sleeping medications can help.
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The nations' veterans will soon have on-line access to their medical records. It's all part of a new government program called my Health-e-Vet.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton visited the Salem VA today to see how the web site will work.
Joy what did you find out?
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Shannon,
Veterans can already start registering for the program --but they will have to wait awhile before they can actually view their medical records on-line.
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The government is launching the site in phases --but eventually veterans will even be able to communicate back and forth through the site with their doctors.
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(( This is Thomas Bedwell's first time on the health-e-vet web site. Once he registers, he will get his own account where he eventually will be able access all types of medical information.
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((IT' S IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT'S IN YOUR RECORDS BECAUSE IF SOMEONE DIDN'T FILE SOMETHING OR YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO TAKE THIS PRESCRIPTION. YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT IT'S HELPFUL INFORMATION))
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When the site is complete, veterans will be able to refill prescriptions, view co-payment balances and their medical records, as well record and track health readings such as blood sugar levels. Their doctors will be able to view it as well.
All the information is secure and confidential.
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((WE GO THROUGH A REGISTRATION PHASE WITH A SECURE PASSWORD. WHEN WE ENTER THE SECOND PHASE WHERE THEY WILL BE ABLE TO SEE APPOINTMENTS AND CO-PAYMENTS THEY WILL ASK FOR FURTHER PROOFING AND IDENTIFICATION HERE AT THE HOSPITAL ))
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Veterans can register and log-on anywhere in the world.
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((IT WILL BE CONVENIENT FOR A LOT OF VETERANS WHO LIVE FAR AWAY))
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The Salem VA says there is assistance available for veterans who don't know how to use the Internet.
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((WE'RE GLAD TO WALK THEM THROUGH IT HERE AND HOPE TO OFFER SOME CLASSES IN THE FUTURE IN THE BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS OF GETTING ON AND NAVIGATING THE SITE))
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For a link the health-e-vet web site you can find a link on our web site at wdbj7-dot-com.
The Salem VA has a designated at computer in the Patient Advocacy office for veterans to access the site. The Medical Center hopes to have one in the lobby and library in the next few months.
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Shannon,

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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[VO] we'll tell you why game officials say they had no choice but to kill a bear that wandered into a Franklin County hospital.
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Game Officials says the black bear that wandered into the Rocky Mount Hospital last night had to be put down.
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After wandering through the automatic doors the bear was eventually trapped in a hospital room and shot. Officials believe even a tranquilized bear would have posed too much of a risk to the hospital patients.
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((JIM BOWMAN/VA. DEPT. OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES:IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE IT WAS REALLY A PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUE, COMPLETELY, UTTERLY; AND IT WAS DEEMED AT THE TIME IT WAS JUST NOT AN OPTION TO TRY AND DART THAT BEAR BECAUSE IT WAS ALREADY IN THE HOSPITAL.))
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[OUT Q=because it was already in the hospital.]
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The bear is being tested for rabies as a precaution however, it appeared to be healthy.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the Pistons celebrate their N-B-A championship.
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Then a little later, we'll tell you why the Olympic flame got a Rocky start today in America.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midweek ticker which starts on the hardwood. The Detroit Pistons are the NBA Champs for the first time in 14 years after beating LA 100-87 to win the final series 4 games to 1.
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Virginia Union product Ben Wallace had 18 points and 22 rebounds as Detroit made Larry Brown the first coach to win both an NCAA title and the NBA hardware.
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The 104th U.S. Open gets underway bright and early tomorrow morning on Long Island. Tiger Woods tees off at 8am along with Shigeki Mauryama and Chad Campbell. Woods has gone winless in the last 7 majors, but Tiger still has everyone looking over their shoulders.
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[SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/7 Majors Without a Win; :18]
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Last month Lord Botetourt track star Megan Forbes won the prestigious Cosmopolitan Scholarship, and today Forbes decided her immediate future.
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An all state performer in the hurdles the past two seasons, today Forbes inked scholarship papers to continue her career at James Madison University.
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[OUT Q=both of those areas."]
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Forbes hopes to study sports medicine or physical therapy while in Harrisonburg.
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That's it for the ticker. Coming up at six, Dave Blaney replaces Johnny Sauter in Nextel Cup racing news. But stay put, Shannon will be right back with more News 7 at five.

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On Wall Street today, the stock markets barely moved.
As Alexis Christoforous tells us investors are keeping their focus on events coming up at the end of the month.

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The Olympic torch relay is under way in Los Angeles.
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With the theme to his signature movie, ``Rocky,'' blaring in the background, Sylvester Stallone took the Olympic torch from Mayor James Hahn this morning and carried it on the first leg of a journey towards Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Stallone calls it his proudest moment.
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